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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. — Contributed

Saturday, April 27

Special events

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

Special events

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.

Reoccurring events

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

Reoccurring events

Hamburger Night

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

Reoccurring events

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.

Valley Heights

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

Special events

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.

Reoccurring events

Foster care/adoption

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.

Lions Bingo

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.

Watsonville Band

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.

Migrant assistance

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

Special events

Bizarre Bazaar

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.

Reoccurring events

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

Special events

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.

Reoccurring events

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.

VFW dinner

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.

Farmers market

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.

Senior dance

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.


Editor's Note: The Register-Pajaronian welcomes additions to its weekly calendar. Submit events at [email protected]


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