What's going on? | June 8-14

Come to the Castro Adobe from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. for a taste of summer on the San Andres. The season brings out the beauty of the Rancho, and is a great chance to explore a historic local treasure at 184 Old Adobe Road in Watsonville.

Events calendar for June 8-14:

Saturday, June 8

Special events

Museum of Discovery Casino Night

The Santa Cruz Children’s Museum of Discovery is hosting a Casino Night Fundraiser from 5-9:30 p.m. at the Capitola Mall. Must 21 years of age. Tickets are $100 per person, and can be purchased at modcasinonightfundraiser.eventbrite.com.

Castro Adobe Open House

Come to the Castro Adobe from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. for a taste of summer on the San Andres. The season brings out the beauty of the Rancho, and is a great chance to explore a historic local treasure at 184 Old Adobe Road in Watsonville. This hidden jewel is currently an active construction site as the adobe building is being repaired and is open only during events. Free event. Carpooling encouraged. For information: 226-9669.

Find yourself among the flowers

The 10th annual Kitayama Brothers Farms Gerbera Festival will come to Watsonville 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at 481 San Andreas Road. All proceeds from the festival benefit Kids2Parks. The Gerbera Festival features free greenhouse tours, potted Gerbera plants and cut flowers for sale, kids’ activities, flower arranging demonstrations, a farmers market, food and Corralitos Brewing Co. beer for sale. Visit montereybayfarmtours.org for information.

Second weekends at the Airport

Admission is free and everyone is welcome to show and admire these historical aircraft on Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The pilots displaying their aircraft can enjoy special offers from Ella’s At The Airport and top off at the self-service island at the lowest fuel prices from 9 a.m. Saturday until 9 a.m. Sunday.

Second Saturday on the Farm

The free event will take place from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Santa Cruz County Fairgrounds, 2601 East Lake Ave. Visitors can participate in the regular activities of the Ag History Project plus others related to the day’s special focus.

Aptos Wine Wander

Join us in the heart of Aptos Village for an afternoon of tasting delicious, local Santa Cruz Mountains wines. Registration will be in front of Mulberry Gallery at 8050 Soquel Drive. Event runs from 1-4 p.m. For information: 612-6191.

Recurring events

Aptos Farmers’ Market

Open rain or shine, the Aptos Farmers’ Market at Cabrillo College run every Saturday from 8 a.m. to noon.

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Sunday, June 9

Special events

Second weekends at the Airport

Admission is free and everyone is welcome to show and admire these historical aircraft on Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The pilots displaying their aircraft can enjoy special offers from Ella’s At The Airport and top off at the self-service island at the lowest fuel prices from 9 a.m. Saturday until 9 a.m. Sunday.

Recurring 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.

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Monday, June 10

Recurring 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.

Aikido

The Ten Chi Kai Aikido Dojo trains on Monday, Wednesday and Friday evenings from 7:15-8:45 p.m. at the Watsonville Police Activities League, 130 Rodriguez St., Watsonville. Details: Coresta Salas at 763-4146.

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Tuesday, June 11

Recurring events

Turbo Tuesdays

Students grades fourth-12th, come spend an afternoon of fun playing all kinds of games at the Watsonville Main Library meeting room from 3:30-5 p.m. There is no charge. For information: 768-3407.

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 St. 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.

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Wednesday, June 12

Recurring events

STEAM in Watsonville Library

STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math) meets in the library from 3-4 p.m. For ages 8-12, the ongoing program allows participants to learn about and make electronic creations from Little Bits kits.

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.

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Thursday, June 13

Recurring events

Memoir writing class

A memoir writing class is held in the Watsonville Library Conference Room, second floor from 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.

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Friday, June 14

Recurring events

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.

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