Saturday, April 27
SACO hosting Rack of Lamb BBQ
The Slavic American Cultural Organization is hosting its Annual Lamb barbeque at Moreland Notre Dame Gymnasium, 133 Brennan St. in Watsonville, at 4 p.m. For information, call Susan at 722-3268 or Maryann at (408) 828-52065.
Fun run for Live Like Coco
Walkers and runners are invited to join the Live Like Coco Foundation at 9 a.m. at Pinto Lake County Park to participate in “With Wings.” The event includes a free 1K for kids 12 and under starting at 9 a.m., and a 5K starting at 9:30 a.m. For information, visit LiveLikeCoco.com.
Wheels Car show
The Watsonville Municipal Airport is hosting the Wheels Car Show from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. There will be live music and food available for purchase from Saucey’z food truck.
‘Below Boardwalk’ tour
Santa Cruz Parks & Rec will provided a rare opportunity to see the what goes on”Below the Boardwalk” with a history-driven tour from 9:30 a.m. to noon. The cost is $23 for city residents and $35 for nonresidents. Space is limited. To register call 420-5270.
Sunday, April 28
Earth Day/Day of the Child
Celebrate Earth Day/Day of the Child from noon to 4 p.m. at the Watsonville City Plaza: Kid’s activities, prizes, entertainment, jump houses and more.
Farm and garden market
The Corralitos Farm and Garden Market offers locally grown fruits and vegetables, and home made baked goods prepared with organic and locally grown ingredients. The market runs from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at 127 Hames Road in Corralitos.
Wetlands Nature Center
Discover the wildlands on free exploration walks at 1:30 p.m. at the Wetlands Nature Center, 30 Harkins Slough Road, Watsonville, behind Ramsay Park. Binoculars provided. Rain cancels. Information: 768-1622 or wetlandsofwatsonville.org.
Monday, April 29
The American Legion Post 121 invites all to its Hamburger Night from 5:30-7 p.m. at 214 Center St., Watsonville. Cost: $6. Proceeds benefit veterans and the post’s community activities.
Stitchers by the Sea
The Santa Cruz Stitchers by the Sea Chapter of the Embroiderers’ Guild of America meets at 7 p.m. at the Live Oak Senior Center, 1777 Capitola Road, Santa Cruz. Free and open to the public. Details: Irene Cortez at 475-1853.
Tuesday, April 30
Bingo at Senior Center
The Watsonville Senior Center, 114 E. Fifth St., hosts bingo from 1-4 p.m. All proceeds benefit the center and its programs. Free coffee. Open to anyone 18 or older. In addition, the Senior Center holds a flea market starting at 9:30 a.m. Details: 722-1333.
Preschool open house
Watsonville Cooperative Preschool holds a free open classroom from 9-11 a.m. Located at 220 Elm Street in Watsonville, inside Linscott Charter School. Bring your toddler age 2 1/2 to 5 and check out the facility and learn more about the preschool/parent learning program. For information: 761-6647.
Free social hour every Tuesday and Friday from 3:30-4:30 p.m. is open to the public at 925 Freedom Blvd., Watsonville.
Wednesday, May 1
ND Open House
Moreland Notre Dame is having a Kindergarten Open House from 2:30-3:30 pm. Applications are being accepted for the 2019-2020 school year. For information: 728-2051.
Aptos New Leaf grand opening
The community is invited to join in the opening day festivities at New Leaf Community Markets in the Aptos Village. The grand opening, which will feature live music, food, beverages and activities for all ages, begins at 7:50 a.m. and will run until 5:30 p.m.
The Santa Cruz County Family and Children’s Services holds an orientation for those interested in becoming a foster or adoptive parent on the first Wednesday of the month from 6-8 p.m. at 1400 Emeline Ave., Room 206, Santa Cruz. Register: 454-4044.
Join the Watsonville Associated Lions Clubs Bingo and support a nonprofit that gives back to the Pajaro Valley. Meets Wednesdays at 6 p.m. at the Kennedy Center, 2401 E. Lake Ave., Watsonville.
Bilingual toddler time and lap time
Freedom Branch Library, 2021 Freedom Blvd., offers child socialization and early literacy skills for children ages 6-30 months at 10:30 a.m., and for ages 2-4 at 11:30 a.m. Details: 768-3420.
The Watsonville Community Band wants new members who can read music and competently play an instrument. Rehearsals at 7:30 p.m. in the Watsonville High School band room on Marchant Street. Information: band manager Don Spence at 728-2767 or watsonville-band.org.
Elks Lodge dinner
The Watsonville Elks Lodge, 121 Martinelli St., hosts dinners for members and guests. Lodge opens 5:30 p.m. and dinner is served 6:30 p.m. A full course dinner is included for $10 per person (special events may be higher). Contact the lodge for reservations at 724-2493. Reservations are a must.
The Community Information Center for Migrant Assistance/Centro Communitario de Información Migratoria at Trinity Lutheran Church, 175 Lawrence Ave., Watsonville offers immigration information and assistance from 6-8 p.m. Free. Information: 724-3461.
Thursday, May 2
UnSCruz returns to the Santa Cruz County Fairgrounds for its ninth annual Burning Man regional event: Bizarre Bazaar, a four-day event featuring art, performance, music, costuming, DJs, mutant vehicles and more. Tickets available at eventbrite.com.
Memoir writing class
A memoir writing class is held in the Watsonville Library Conference Room, second floor from the 6-7:45 p.m. The free group is open to both beginning and experienced writers. For information, email [email protected]
Bilingual toddler time
Watsonville Public Library, 275 Main St., Suite 100, offers child socialization and early literacy skills for children ages 2-4 at 10:30 a.m. Details: 768-3400.
Friday, May 3
Micro-Business Summit returns
The fourth annual Micro-Business Summit, the largest small business event in Santa Cruz County, will return to Cabrillo College’s Aptos campus from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tickets are available at 2019microbusinesssummit.eventbrite.com.
Aromas 4-H Club
The club meets the first Friday of the month at 7 p.m. at the Aromas Grange hall, corner of Rose Avenue and Bardue streets. New members welcome. Details/directions: Rachel Stern at 632-2805.
The Veterans of Foreign Wars holds a social dinner on the first and third Friday of the month at 5 p.m. at the VFW Hall, 1960 Freedom Blvd., Watsonville. Open to the public. $7 per meal; takeout is available. Information: 722-5228.
The Watsonville Certified Farmers’ Market takes place every Friday from 3-7 p.m. on Peck Street in the downtown plaza. Offers organic and ethnic produce, flowers, live music and plenty of goodies to eat.
St. Francis bingo
Bingo meets every Friday evening at the Kennedy Center, 2401 E. Lake Ave., Watsonville. Doors open at 5 p.m. Proceeds go to scholarships at St. Francis Central Coast Catholic High School. Information: 722-2665 or 722-3274.
The Watsonville Senior Center hosts a free dance every Friday at 10:30 a.m. at 114 E. Fifth St., with music by a DJ.
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