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  Santa Cruz Parent Santa Cruz County

November 9, 2017
Encourage Questioning Minds

Lady Washington Fun Facts & Trivia

Dear Nutritia

Christine: Bone Screws -Made of Bone
Fun Events!
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  Encourage Questioning Minds

(0 Nov 2017) LadyWashingtonatSailV.jpgHISTORY - 200 years ago the west coast truly was the wild, wild west with several nations vying for control over our beautiful coast. According to some, on November 20, 1818, a fierce, brutal pirate, Hippolyte Bouchard, a French-born provocateur, who sailed for the Argentinian Navy, came ashore in Monterey to pillage and raid the then Spanish controlled Presidio. Women and children fled, cattle were stolen and buildings burned.

There's another version of this story! "Uhrowczik's concise history of California's greatest battle between ships and shore is an eye-opener. Almost everywhere else Hippolyte Bouchard is characterized as a self-serving pirate, but this book patiently unveils privateer Bouchard's attempts to serve a fledgling country, Argentina, in her struggles with the far-flung power of Spain. Thoroughly researched (In addition to visiting archives in Argentina and Berkeley, Uhrowczik physically examined the entire Monterey shoreline as it pertains to his story), The Burning of Monterey brings the lost facts of a bygone era back to life. This book is one of those wonderful gems hidden in the libraries of the well-read."

The battle will be re-enacted November 18 while the visiting tall ship, the Lady Washington, a partial replica of the original ship built in the 1750's, is visiting Monterey. You may be one of the fortunate to watch the re-enactment from the deck of the Lady Washington.

Share these two versions of an historical event and challenge the children to do their own research! This presents a great opportunity to encourage a questioning mind.

(0 Nov 2017) LittleMen.jpgBONES - Some children test the limits physically and during their childhood end up with a broken bone or two or more! At some point in time, you may need to be involved in decisions about which kind of "bone screws" are to be used for your child's broken bone(s). Christine has some good information for you.

SCHOOL CHOICE -Now is a good time to visit schools you may be considering for the 2018-19 school year, or even making a switch this school year. Many schools offer special tour/open house days. You are looking for the best fit for your child and schools seek families that value their unique philosophy and programs. The options in Santa Cruz County are diverse and exceptional. The right fit is there. The effort is worth it!

Please recommend our newsletter to new friends so they won't miss a few tidbits of wisdom from our author contributors, and as always the many fun events! Check the online calendar.

Enjoy a fall weekend with family!  Parmalee

Scene from Little Men by Louisa May Alcott, illustrated by Clara M. Burd

 

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  Lady Washington Fun Facts & Trivia

(0 Nov 2017) LadyWashingtonatSailH.jpg"The figurehead of Lady Washington was carved by Bob McCausland, a former cartoonist for the Seattle Post-Intelligencer who retired in Westport, Wash.

A number of coins are hidden on the Lady Washington. Traditionally, each time a mast is "stepped" or fitted onto the keel, a coin is placed at the base of the mast. In 1989, when the Lady Washington received her first mast, a silver coin was placed at the base. Later, during routine maintenance and mast replacements, more coins were placed. An estimated $1.75 in change is at the base of the current mast.

Laid end to end, Lady Washington's 156 lines of running rigging would extend three miles.

The Lady Washington's ceiling is under crew and passenger's feet. On a wooden ship, the "ceiling" planks are horizontal planks of wood covering the inner part of the ship's ribs from the keel upward along the hull.

The original Lady Washington started out as a single-masted sloop when it was constructed in the 1750s. It was refitted as a two-masted brig before her voyage to the Pacific Northwest in 1787.

In 1791, the original Lady Washington was the first American-flagged vessel to visit Japan and attempt to open trade, 62 years before Commodore Mathew Perry entered Tokyo Bay in 1853 with his US Navy squadron. The original Lady Washington was also the first American-flagged vessel to visit Honolulu and Hong Kong."

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  Dear Nutritia

Dear Nutritia!

Hi Nutritia, I am a health conscious mom with three kids under the age of 8. I want to know what the best ways are for me to protect my kids during cold and flu season besides just washing hands, getting plenty of fresh air and having good sleep? Thanks! Bundled up in Boulder Creek


(0 Nov 2017) jill-troderman-04.jpgHi Bundled!! My favorite way to bolster health in your children and family during the winter months and holiday season is by really focusing on providing your loved ones with super nutrient dense foods along with using powerful medicinal herbs.

It is as simple as knowing your ABC's! No, really, it is! Start feeding your family lots of foods with antioxidant, immune boosting vitamins like A, B, & C's to stave of the dreaded colds and flu's while building natural resiliency.

To your health, Nutritia

Foods with Vitamin A
Arugula, asparagus, avocado, blueberry, broccoli, Brussels sprouts, carrot, chili pepper, kale, potato, pumpkin, red bell pepper, rosemary, sage, spinach, squash, sweet tomato, yam

Foods B Vitamins
Almond, artichoke, asparagus, avocado, blueberry, Brussels sprouts, cauliflower, kale, lemon, nettle, onion, orange, potato, pumpkin seeds, red bell pepper, shiitake mushroom, spinach, strawberry, sweet potato, tomato, walnut, yam

Foods with Vitamin C
Apple, arugula, asparagus, blueberry, Brussels sprouts, chili pepper, cranberry, kale, lemon, orange, pomegranate, potato, pumpkin, red bell pepper, rhubarb, shiitake mushroom, spinach, strawberry, tomato

Local Jill Troderman is an award winning Certified Holistic Nutritionist and Nutrition Educator specializing in family and child nutrition. She is also the creator of The Food Tree Guide to Holistic Nutrition, The Food Tree Magnetic Boards, and The Food Tree Curriculum K-1. Jill provides nutrition counseling and teaches and leads workshops on holistic nutrition, healthy cooking, medicinal tea crafting, and gardening. healthyfoodtree.com  ~ santacruzholisticnutrition.com

 
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There's sure to be something for everyone in our medley of holiday events from November through December.

We've scoured our sources to bring you choices.  If you don't see your event please let us know!

  Christine: Bone Screws -Made of Bone

(0 Nov 2017) BoneScrews-Titanium.jpgOne of the more comprehensive surgeries involves putting bones back together. When bones are injured, it is common for them to move apart, pulled by ligaments and muscles. Bones will grow back together, but need to be pinned in place in order to heal correctly. Doctors today use bone screws made mostly of titanium or stainless steel. The general practice is to remove them after 1-2 years. After 2 years, the bone can grow over the screw and make it very difficult to remove.

A bone screw needs to be non-reactive in the body. It shouldn't cause allergic or corrosive reactions. Ideally, it should be biodegradable, and just fade away as the bone grows over the injury.

Bone screws aid in correct healing. However, today's technology also causes problems. Titanium is non-magnetic, but stainless steel causes problems in MRI scans and must be disclosed. The body treats the metal as a foreign substance so they can cause infection to the bone. When a bone screw is removed there is often a hole remaining. Scientists have been looking for new options.

Past biodegradable bone screws have included screws made of polylactic acid and ceramics, and many plastics have been tested. Most of these still leave holes, although they don't need to be removed.
Some researchers in Austria have announced that they have proved bone screws made of bone work as well as metal, and in some ways are much better. The bone comes from the middle layer of the thigh bone (femur) which is especially compact and hard. The bone screw becomes part of the healing bone, and can't be seen on x-rays after a year.

Bone screws made of bone have their own set of issues. The bone can only come from special donated bodies. The people can't have a long list of diseases. Some diseases have been spread from donated bone materials, so this step is important. The bone strength needs to be high. The company can tell the strength by looking at the Haverian canals (canals in the cortical bone which blood vessels and nerves travel through) under an electron microscope. Donated bone material shrinks during sterilization and then expands after it is inserted in the body. It also becomes more elastic after insertion.

There are now 16 hospitals working with these bone screws. They will probably spread further. I suspect that the sight of a bone screw on x-rays will soon be a tell-tale of an old surgery as these bone screws become common. The researchers are now working on very small, specialized screws for the foot and jaw. These are both difficult areas. The jaw has one of the strongest muscles in the body so stress is high on any bone screw.

Original sources may be found on Christine's website.

Christine Cokey is a local mom and scientist who enjoy s researching "the latest." She takes often-difficult material and makes it easy for us to understand it. You will find her writing at her blog site.

  Fun Events!
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Natural Bridges Children's Center, Pre-school, Open House 11/11

 

Kirby School 6-12, Shadow Day 11/13

 

Santa Cruz Waldorf Pre-8, A Walk Through the Grades, 11/16

 

AFE (Alternative Family Education) Play: Robin Hood 11/18

 

Mount Madonna PreK-12, Art & Play in the PreK 11/29, & Campus Tour 12/8

 

Gateway Santa Cruz K-8, School Day Tour 12/5 & Middle School Info Night 12/7

Leaf Art

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Thanks Pinterest!

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Christmas Goose Boutique
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Christmas Goose Boutique
Date: Every day (Nov 9-Nov 12)
Details: Celebrating 36 years of holiday decorations and gifts
City: Los Gatos Phone: (408) 629-4812 view all details >>
     
Elephant Seal Walks Start Dec 15
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  Elephant Seal Walks Start Dec 15
State Park Ano Nuevo
Date: Every day (Oct 20-Mar 31)
Ages: All: (Lots of walking)
Details: 3 mile hike over sand and sloping terrain to see thousands of elephant seals, including newborn pups, their mothers, and bulls
Special Instructions: Dec 15 - Mar 31
City: Pescadero Phone: (650) 879-2025 view all details >>
     
Holiday Ice Skating
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Beach Boardwalk
Date: Every day (Nov 11-Jan 7)
Details: Ice skate by the beach, on real ice!
City: Santa Cruz view all details >>
     
Strike Out Hunger
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  Strike Out Hunger
Boardwalk Bowl
Date: Every day (Nov 1-Dec 31)
Details: Can of food for a free game
City: Santa Cruz view all details >>
     
Disc Dog Workshop
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  Disc Dog Workshop
C-Dog, Living with Dogs and the Santa Cruz County Animal Shelter
Date: 11/12/2017 from 9:00am to 11:00am
Details: Learn techniques for helping your dog enjoy frisbee catching
City: Aptos Phone: (888) 682-6972 view all details >>
     
Lady Washington Comes to Monterey
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Lady Washington
Date: Every day (Nov 8-Nov 20)
Details: Now's your chance to sail on the tall ship Lady Washington!
Special Instructions: Monterey, CA-November 8 to November 20 (Nov. 18, BATTLE OF THE PRESIDIO) (Lady Washington)
City: Monterey Phone: 800-200-5239 view all details >>
     
Mountainfilm on Tour Santa Cruz
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  Mountainfilm on Tour Santa Cruz
Rio Theater
Date: 11/11/2017 at 7:00pm
Details: A selection of culturally rich, adventure-packed and incredibly inspiring documentary films
City: Santa Cruz view all details >>
     
Fall Concert
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Santa Cruz County Youth Symphony
Date: 11/12/2017 at 3:00pm
Details: Spend the afternoon listening to music performed by talented young musicians
City: Santa Cruz Phone: (831) 239-0442 view all details >>
     
History in the Rocks
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Santa Cruz Museum of Natural History
Date: 11/11/2017 from 10:00am to 12:00pm
Details: Join the Museum for Nature Connections that bring us closer to our surroundings. Learn new skills, visit new places, or discover
City: Santa Cruz Phone: (831) 420-6115 view all details >>
     
A fun way to teach your child life skills
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SPIN
Date: 11/16/2017 from 6:00pm to 8:00pm
Details: Don't miss SPIN's upcoming workshop "PRT: A fun way to teach your child life skills."
City: Watsonville Phone: 831-423-7713 view all details >>
     
Painting Workshop: Country Road
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Palace Art & Office Supply
Date: 11/11/2017 from 11:00am to 6:00pm
Details: We're super excited to be hosting a very special one-day art workshop featuring Toaa Dallo
City: Capitola Phone: (831) 464-2700 view all details >>
     
Bonny Doon Craft Fair
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  Bonny Doon Craft Fair
Bonny Doon Church
Date: 11/11/2017 from 1:00pm to 6:00pm
Details: FREE Fun for the Entire Family!! Chile tsting, bake sale and crafts for sale...
City: Bonny Doon view all details >>
     
Jingle Bell Rock 5K
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  Jingle Bell Rock 5K
Toys for Tots
Date: Every day (Nov 12-Dec 12)
Details: 5K Walk/Run and 1K for Kids to Benefit Toys for Tots
Special Instructions: RACE DAY DEC 10
City: Santa Cruz view all details >>
     
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 >>
     
Art & Craft Fair
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  Art & Craft Fair
Boulder Creek Parks & Rec
Date: Every day (Nov 11-Nov 12) from 12:00pm to 5:00pm
Details: Great local art!
City: Boulder Creek Phone: 831-338-4144 view all details >>
     
 HOLLY JOLLY HOLIDAY MARKET
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  HOLLY JOLLY HOLIDAY MARKET
Camp Harmon
Date: 11/12/2017 from 1:00pm to 4:00pm
Details: Local and independent artists, designers, crafters and home businesses
City: Boulder Creek view all details >>
     
Triple P Workshop: Preparing Children to Have Visitors Over
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  Triple P Workshop: Preparing Children to Have Visitors Over
Triple P, Positive Parenting Program
Date: 11/13/2017 from 5:00pm to 3:30am
Details: Triple P Workshop: Preparing Children to Have Visitors Over
City: Aptos Phone: (831) 724-2997 x212 view all details >>
     
REEL ROCK 12
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  REEL ROCK 12
Rio Theater
Date: 11/10/2017 from 7:00pm to 9:30pm
Details: Climbing's greatest stories, stars with heart-thumping action, big laughs, and pure inspiration
City: Santa Cruz view all details >>
     
Dance the Square
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  Dance the Square
MAH
Date: 11/16/2017 from 5:00pm to 6:30pm
Details: 20 minutes of beginner Swing Dance instruction followed by 60 minutes of free style dance. All ages are welcome! Bring your fami
City: Santa Cruz Phone: 831 763 4047 view all details >>
     
     
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