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  Santa Cruz Parent Santa Cruz, CA

May 18, 2017
Weekend of Many Choices

For Your Young Animal Lovers

Amazing Dinosaur

Get Ready Now for the Annual Garage Sale

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  Weekend of Many Choices

(0 May 2017) nodosaur1.jpgChances are there's a dinosaur fan in your family.  A new one has been found, amazingly intact! "Known as a nodosaur, this 110 million-year-old, armored plant-eater is the best preserved fossil of its kind ever found." Read more.

This is one of those weekends we cannot fit all the fun events into this newsletter, so be sure to click on The Weekend button!

(2 Buttons) Button_Weekend.jpgPlease share our newsletter with new friends so they won't miss a few tidbits of wisdom from our author contributors, and as always our many fun events!

Have a beautiful weekend,  Parmalee

Photo: National Geographic

 

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  For Your Young Animal Lovers

Endangered Species Weekend

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Did you know SF Zoo has dozens of threatened and endangered animals? We're celebrating all of them and raising awareness.

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What do black rhinos, tigers, and lowland gorillas have in common? They're all endangered species and animals you can find at SF Zoo!  Did you know SF Zoo has dozens of threatened and endangered animals? We're celebrating all of them and raising awareness about Endangered Species Day (Friday, May 19) from Friday-Sunday. Conservation is at the heart of the Zoo's mission and you're invited to learn the importance of protecting endangered species as well as everyday actions you can take to help protect them. 

(0 May 2017) Zoo_Tiger.jpgThere are many opportunities to learn about conservation at the Zoo! 

Print the "Endangered Species Resource Guide" (coming soon) with a listing of endangered animals at SF Zoo and go around to visit them all.  Stop and listen to Keeper Talks taking place throughout the day.  Learn through touch and ask questions of an expert at one of the many biofacts stations displaying animal bones, skulls, furs and more.


(0 May 2017) Zoo_Chimp.jpgPick up endangered species informational cards with animal fun facts. 

Keeper Talks

  • 10:15: Red Panda
  • 11:00/2:30: Big Cats
  • 12:00: Fishing Cat (Saturday and Sunday only)
  • 12:00 Greater one-horned rhino (Saturday and Sunday only)
  • 12:30: Black rhino (Friday only)
  • 12:45: Sifaka
  • 3:00: Chimpanzee
Location: 1 Zoo Road, San Francisco Map   Phone: (415) 753-7080 •website• 
 

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  Amazing Dinosaur

The Amazing Dinosaur Found (Accidentally) by Miners in Canada

By Michael Greshko
Photographs by Robert Clark

(0 May 2017) Nodosaur2.jpgKnown as a nodosaur, this 110 million-year-old, armored plant-eater is the best preserved fossil of its kind ever found.

Stunning Discovery: Some 110 million years ago, this armored plant-eater lumbered through what is now western Canada, until a flooded river swept it into open sea. The dinosaur's undersea burial preserved its armor in exquisite detail. Its skull still bears tile-like plates and a gray patina of fossilized skins. Read more>>>

 

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  Get Ready Now for the Annual Garage Sale

(0 May 2017) GarageSale_2017.jpgResidents of Santa Cruz and Live Oak are invited to join the 18th annual City of Santa Cruz Garage Sale Weekend, June 3-4, by hosting a sale on one or both days. The annual event promotes local reuse, repair and resale opportunities.

The City sponsored event offers free promotion of residents' sales and free garage sale kits providing incentive to do some spring cleaning and allow discards to have a second life. There is also that extra cash and extra space generated by selling unneeded items including clothes, toys and dishware.

Residents who host garage sales may register online to be included as part of the Garage Sale Treasure Map. The map, which is smartphone and tablet compatible, is designed to help shoppers locate sales or search for specific items.

Upon registering, residents may order a garage sale kit which contains bright yellow street signs, labels for pricing items and a booklet of helpful tips. Kits will be mailed out promptly.

The City will promote Garage Sale Weekend in local newspapers, online and through the University of California, Santa Cruz, to help boost garage sale attendance.

Residents may sign up to host a garage sale or find more information at www.cityofsantacruz.com/garagesales.

 

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  Places to Go!

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High School Art Show, 4/28-5/29

 

Santa Cruz Montessori Pre-8, Annual Spring Yard Sale 5/20

 

Mount Madonna PreK--12, 39th Annual Ramayana

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For Animal Lovers
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Big Sur Camping Trip!
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  Big Sur Camping Trip!
Adventure Sports Unlimited Adventure Travel
Date: Every day (Oct 2-Oct 5)
Ages: Ages 3 and up
Details: Camp, hike the mountains of the south coast, repose in flowing streams, hunt for jade and jasper, surf, boogie board, and play .
City: Santa Cruz Phone: (831) 458-3648 view all details >>
     
For Animal Lovers
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A Stellar Experience - Star Gazing at Quail Hollow
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  A Stellar Experience - Star Gazing at Quail Hollow
Quail Hollow Ranch
Date: 05/19/2017 from 8:00pm to 11:59pm
Details: Star gazing with the pros!
City: Felton Phone: (831) 454-7941 view all details >>
     
Wool, Spinning, and Weaving
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  Wool, Spinning, and Weaving
State Park Mission
Date: 11/11/2017 from 1:00pm to 2:00pm
Details: Follow the path of wool from the sheep to the shirt...spin your own wool
City: Santa Cruz Phone: 831.425-5849 view all details >>
     
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Watsonville Open Streets
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Open Streets Santa Cruz County
Date: 05/21/2017 from 11:00am to 3:00pm
Details: Enjoy a fun event with family friendly activities on the streets
Special Instructions: Brennan/Union St. from Callaghan Park (Freedom Blvd.) to the City Plaza
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12th Annual VIVE OAXACA GUELAGUETZA
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  12th Annual VIVE OAXACA GUELAGUETZA
Harbor Hgh
Date: 05/21/2017 from 9:00am to 5:00pm
Ages: ALL
Details: An authentic cultural festival with food, music, dance, music, and crafts
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Goat Hill Fair
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Goat Hill Fair
Date: Every day (Nov 11-Nov 12) from 10:00am to 3:00pm
Details: Goat Hill is a unique antiques and artisan fair with over 100 vendors!
City: Watsonville Phone: (408) 221-5054 view all details >>
     
EAT LIKE A GREEK Food Faire
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  EAT LIKE A GREEK Food Faire
Greek Orthodox Church
Date: Every day (May 19-May 21)
Details: Enjoy authentic, handcrafted Greek Food and Desserts
City: Santa Cruz Phone: 831.429.6500 view all details >>
     
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Bicycle Traffic Safety and the Law
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  Bicycle Traffic Safety and the Law
Santa Cruz Police
Date: 05/22/2017 at 6:00pm
Details: Find out who has the right of way
City: Santa Cruz Phone: 831-420-5952 view all details >>
     
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Paws in the Park Series Kickoff
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  Paws in the Park Series Kickoff
Coastal Wattershed Council
Date: 05/21/2017 from 10:00am to 11:30am
Details: Enjoy the sweet sounds of Pat Hull, The Painted Horses and The Monets
City: Santa Cruz view all details >>
     
     
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