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  Santa Cruz Parent Santa Cruz County

May 10, 2012

Free Festival Offers Dazzling Acts on Kids' Stage and World-Class Music

Teen Public Safety Academy

Viva: Regaining Control When You've Spiraled Out of Control

Science Fun with Christine: Biggest Living Things

Suki: Family Documentation
This Week
28th Mothers Day Run for Pajaro Valley Shelter Services
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(Holidays) MothersDay_DolphinMomandBaby.jpgWith the birth of your first baby you join the ranks of mothers and reap the benefits on mother's day AND begin to really appreciate your mother!  We hope you enjoy a special day with your family and friends.

I have a collection of sweet notes written to me by my children over the years, some in childish lettering and others in their adult handwriting. In this 21st century communication usually comes via a phone call and news about careers and family, but give some thought to the handwritten note. It could be a treasured memento. Sit down and write; you may be surprised at what surfaces!

Seymour Marine Center is free for mothers all day Sunday!  You can go on a guided hike in Big Basin and learn about the women of an early era or run for charity in the Mother's Day Run for Pajaro Valley Women's Shelter. Go to the play Pinocchio and Carlo Colladi.  

Although some form of honoring mothers has existed from ancient times, it was in America after the loss of so many sons in the Civil War that a mothers' day began as a peace movement.  Social activist, Julia Ward Howe initiated the campaign.  Read a good history at Mothers Day Central

Have a lovely weekend, Parmalee

  Free Festival Offers Dazzling Acts on Kids' Stage and World-Class Music

MUSIC, MAGIC, STORYTELLING, and WILD ANIMALS await your child at the second annual Santa Cruz Rejuvenation Festival taking place Saturday and Sunday, May 19 and 20, from 10 am to 5 pm at San Lorenzo Park, 137 Dakota Street in Santa Cruz. Admission is free.

(Special Event Images / Graphics) Rejuvenation_MickeyMagicandbunny.jpgThe festival has an amazing offering in store for all ages. In addition to 25 music, dance and children's acts on three stages, there will be sustainable living information and workshops, free yoga classes. An Eco-Fair will offer eco-friendly goods, clothing, and crafts for sale, and alternative healing for a donation, and healthy food.  "The festival is a wonderful way to bring the community together to promote healthy and sustainable living, as well as spirituality and peace," said Rev. Robert Seals, founder of the nonprofit behind the event, Mother Nature's Temple. Seals created the Klean Kanteen, the original, stainless steel water bottle.

(Special Event Images / Graphics) Rejuvenation_ZootoYoucloseup.jpgKids' Stage Features National Performers and Local Favorites

Kids will be thrilled by Zoo to You (Sat., 1 pm), who will bring live, wild animals to the stage that the kids can meet and learn about. Singer-songwriter Peter Alsop (Sun., 3 pm), winner of eight Best Children's Album awards, will engage all ages. Santa Cruz's favorite magician, Mickey Magic (Sun, noon), will tickle your funny bone with his humorous magic. Other acts include Deborah Simon of Storytalk (Sun, 2 pm), Ohlone music and dance by Wicahpiluta Candelaria (Sat, 2 pm) musical storyteller Marya Stark (Sat, 3 pm), world musicians Mystic Truebudoors (Side Stage, Sun 12:45 pm), and parody accordionist and comedian Junior Hubrich (Sun, 11 am). The Kids' Zone will offer arts and crafts, puppet shows by Kathleen Avalon, and carnival games by the Sustainable Living Roadshow, a caravan of educators and entertainers who tour the country in to empower people to utilize sustainable living strategies for a healthier planet. 

(Special Event Images / Graphics) Rejuvenation_NevillephotobyJamieSoja.jpgMain Stage Features Wide Range of Music

The legendary saxophonist Charles Neville, with his long, illustrative musical history of Rhythm and Blues, Funk, Jazz, Be-Bop, popular, and American Indian music, will join Grammy nominee, West African kora player, Youssoupha Sidibe and his Mystic Rhythms Band. Together they will create a fusion of Reggae and western music. Sister Carol, whose odyssey to global icon status began in a Kingston ghetto, plays socio-politically conscious Reggae that incorporates Rap, Urban, and Hip-Hop. Other acts include: Inner Light Choir, AfroFunk Experience, Love Eternal, Mystic Truebudoors, Ginny Mitchell and Patti Maxine, Freedom, Al Torre, Dianne Patterson, Sara Tone, Santa Cruz World Choir and Orchestra, Jami Lula, Soul Union, and M.C. Smiles A-Lot. 

The Duckpond Stage will feature Watsonville Taiko, Gamelan Anak Swarasanti, Kuzanga Marimba, and Yabas Dance Company.

Mother Nature's Temple is the major sponsor of the festival; supporting sponsors are: Good Times, New Leaf Community Markets, Santa Cruz County Parks, Connection Magazine, Greenstation, Eco Teas, Clutch Couriers, Soleil's African Cuisine, Santa Cruz World Choir and Orchestra, and Lydia's Lovin Foods. Solar power provided by Sunpods.

For more information about the Santa Cruz Rejuvenation Festival and the schedule, visit www.rejuvenationfestival.com.

 

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  Teen Public Safety Academy

(Photos General) TeenPublicSafety.jpgThe Santa Cruz Police and Fire Departments Proudly Present:

Teen Public Safety Academy 2012 for High School Age Teens 14-18

Session #1 June 18-22  ~ Session #2 July 9-13 ~ Session #3 August 13-17

Learn what it takes to be a Police Officer and Firefighter with the City of Santa Cruz. Academy Recruits will engage in a daily physical fitness program, learn basic self defense tactics, and be introduced to arrest and control techniques. They will also learn Basic Investigative Techniques, including Crime Scene Investigation and Evidence Processing. Recruits will also receive instruction on fire department operations and learn basic firefighting principles and emergency medical treatment, including first aid and CPR.

Program Fee of $20 includes a class participant T-Shirt.  Scholarships are available.

Enrollment is limited to 20 recruits per session, so be sure to sign up early. Recruits must either live or attend school within the City of Santa Cruz.

Sessions will run from 8:00 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday. We will meet promptly each morning in the SCPD Community Room, located at 155 Center St.

For more information contact either Sgt. Michael Harms at 420-5873, mharms@cityofsantacruz.com
or Ofc. Joe Hernandez at 420-5952, hernandez@cityofsantacruz.com
Mail completed forms to: Santa Cruz Police attn: Community Services - 155 Center St. Santa Cruz, CA 95060

 

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  Viva: Regaining Control When You've Spiraled Out of Control

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Viva shares a great blog from a fellow blogger!

By Anne, from ModernMrsDarcy:

A few months ago I got sick, and I stopped working out... When I stopped working out, I stopped paying attention to what I ate. And I started staying up late, eating junk and not checking my tickler file.  When I lost my self-discipline in one area of my life, it flooded into other areas.

The accomplished woman knows how to establish good habits, and to re-establish them when needed. It's okay to take a break, but you need to know how to bounce back to avoid an ugly downward spiral. 

Do you need to bounce back?  Click here to read her 5 tips

Visit Viva at the Daily Citron for more frugal tips and finds.

 

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  Science Fun with Christine: Biggest Living Things

(Photos General) HoneyMushrooms.jpgThere are lots of big things in this world.  Humans are middle of the road.  Of course, when we define "biggest", we need to figure out what type of living thing we want to measure.  Size can be very difficult to measure on some things.


The biggest living organism is a honey mushroom.  Except that is isn't just one mushroom.  It is a huge organism in Oregon that covers 2200 acres, and  may be over 2000 years old.  There is another one in Washington that is over 1000 acres.  I'll bet you were thinking the elephant was the biggest!

There are other big living things... Read more>>>

More posts at Science Fun with Christine Cockey, local scientist and mom.

 
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  Suki: Family Documentation

(Photos General) SukiRedHead_138.jpgRecently my son was reminiscing about his imaginary friend. This friend had appeared around when my son was two. I noticed that my son was walking around with his hand raised and his thumb and forefinger together, as if he were carrying something very small. When I asked him what it was, he said it was his friend, Seiterent. This friend-and legions of cohorts populated our household for years. They lived on an island. They ate sushi.

At that time, I took copious notes. I wrote in my kids' baby books lots of the funny things they did and said, their interests, their skills. I kept a small notebook in our breakfast room that was called our "family lexicon." It had all the weird and unusual words and phrases we came up with, years of imagination and mispronunciation.

My son was asking me if I had notes I could share with him, because he wanted to write about his imaginary friends. I do have many notes (if I can find them). Unfortunately... Read more>>>

You can read more of Suki's commentaries at Avant Parenting.

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El Jardin Parent Cooperative Preschool, Open House 5/15

 

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 28th Mothers Day Run for Pajaro Valley Shelter Services

(Special Event Images / Graphics) PVShelter_MothersDayRun_Dads.jpgThis annual 1K, 5K, 10K event is great for the entire family! It's a timed race, with live music, roses for the moms, snacks, goody bags, tee-shirts, medals for the winners in each age group by gender...and a benefit for the Shelter Services.

Pajaro Valley Shelter Services
Run to end homlessness one family at a time.
5/13, 7am - 10am
Ages: 1-100 Admission Fees: $10 kids Fun Run, $25 5K, 10K events
www.pvshelter.org/news

Ramsay Park Nature Center, Ohlone Blvd or park on Main Street side, Watsonville

Programs & Services

Pajaro Valley Shelter Services aspires to be a national model program that helps women, children, and families end the causes and cycles of homelessness - one family at a time

How You Can Help

The smallest act can go a long way in helping a great cause. We always need certain items, which can be collected and distributed monthly to all of our program clients.

For more information...

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Date: Every Su (May 6-May 27) from 2:30pm to 4:30pm
Details: Baseball for children with special needs
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The Human Race
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Mother's Day Open House and Full Bloom in the Rose Garden!
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Roses of Yesterday & Today
Date: Every 2 days (May 12-May 13)
Ages: All
Details: Full Bloom in the Rose Garden and Mother's Day Open House
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Annual "Meow Luau" Kitten and Cat Adoption
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  Annual "Meow Luau" Kitten and Cat Adoption
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Date: 06/07/2014 from 12:00pm to 4:00pm
Ages: All ages
Details: Come to meet beautiful cats and kittens available for adoption
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Date: Every Mon (Apr 16-Jun 11) from 3:30pm to 4:30pm
Ages: Children and Playful Adults
Details: Mandarin Classes for children and playful parents!
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