Marching in the 4th of July Parade

The 4th of July has come and gone, and the 55th Anniversary Edition of the World’s Shortest parade is one for the history books. I’ve watched many of these parades roll by over the years, but I’d never actually been in the parade until this year – and many of you never have, either! So […]

Free Watsonville Taiko Performance on Saturday

Who doesn’t love a good picnic in the park? There’s a big one planned for this Saturday, June 25th at Aptos Village Park from 11:00 AM until 4:30 PM. It’s being put on by the Watsonville-Santa Cruz Japanese American Citizens League, featuring entertainment from Watsonville Taiko – a performance you won’t want to miss! Admission […]

Eat at Erik’s Deli Cafe and Support Aptos History!

If you are going to have lunch or dinner on Tuesday, June 28th, why not Eat at Erik’s Deli Cafe and Support Aptos History? The good folks at Erik’s Deli Cafe in Aptos will be raising funds for the Aptos History Museum. A portion of everyone’s meals that day will be contributed to the Aptos […]

Vaquero Heritage Tack Talk at Castro Adobe

Are you a horse lover? How about a history lover – or better yet, both? Then you will be interested to check out the Vaquero Heritage Tack Talk at Castro Adobe, to be held on Saturday, June 25th at 1:30 PM at the Castro Adobe. Noted historians Griff Durham and Bruce Haener will speak, and […]

Free Positive Parenting Seminar on Thursday

The good folks at Community Bridges in Aptos (who just won a workplace award!) are sponsoring a Triple P Seminar: the Power of Positive Parenting. This seminar will be held on Thursday, June 9th, from 5:00 to 7:00 PM at the Community Bridges office at 236 Santa Cruz Avenue in Seacliff Village. Attendees will learn […]

Cafe Sparrow to Help Heading Home

Heading Home Animal Rescue is holding what amounts to its first real fundraiser at Cafe Sparrow on Wednesday, June 1st. The owners of Cafe Sparrow have graciously agreed to donate a portion of the night’s dinner revenues to support this very worthy cause. Heading Home has relied on adoption fees and very minimal monetary donations […]

Register for the 4th of July 2016 Parade!

The end of the school year is right around the corner, so that means it’s time once again to start preparing for the World’s Shortest Parade!  This year’s theme is “Team up for America”.  As usual, there will be pancake breakfast from 7:00 to 10:00 AM in the parking lot of Burger.  The parade itself […]

Fit for the Fight Against Cancer

Be Fit for the Fight Against Cancer! On Friday, June 3rd, please join the good folks at Seascape Village Fitness in Aptos for an evening of fun and dancing from 7:00 to 10:00 PM. Featuring the local and extremely fun Santa Cruz band Extra Large, this event will inspire you to get on your feet […]

Aptos Library Annual Kids Chess Tournament Returns

The Santa Cruz Public Library System (SCPL), a network of 10 neighborhood library branches throughout Santa Cruz County, today announced the return of its annual kids’ chess tournament at the Aptos Library, its 14th Annual Tournament. The tournament will be held on Saturday, May 28 from 12:00-4:00p.m. Children between the ages of 6-18 years old are […]

Swing Into Spring Aptos History Museum Party

Get your Swing on! The Aptos History Museum 10th Anniversary Party will be held on Sunday, May 15th from 3:00 PM until 5:30 PM a the Best Western Seaclff Inn. The theme is Roaring 20’s, echoing the era when modern Aptos sprang to life. Tickets are $25 for museum members (and guests of members) and $30 […]