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August 2019

LitWits® Semester Writing Practice

August 28, 2019 @ 4:00 pm - May 14, 2020 @ 6:00 pm
Campus of Vintage Faith Church (upstairs in the Children’s building), 350 Mission Street
Santa Cruz, CA 95060 United States

Learning from masterful writers—then emulating them! We're excited to be teaching this new eight-session writing class!  Every other week we'll be learning from the masters, then doing our best to do what they did, with our own creative twist.  This consistent format, over eight sessions, will lay down a strong foundation for all kinds of writing. And there's nothing that your child needs to do to prepare! Here's how it works.  Every time we meet, we'll hand out a fabulous…

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LitWits® Semester English Course for 13+

August 29, 2019 @ 4:00 pm - May 6, 2020 @ 6:00 pm

FOUNDATIONS (13+) and TUTORING Semester course in literature and writing, AND tutoring in academic writing! We're thrilled to be offering a semester-length, college-prep course for teens! Foundations (ages 13+)  will meet ALL language arts standards, including essay writing.   (There's an add-on option for after-class tutoring in academic writing.  We also offer writing tutoring to ANY teen -- not just course enrollees -- from 12-1pm on Thursdays) This course will teach essential lessons through in-depth studies of literature, supplemented by music, film and…

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January 2020

Vandana Shiva: Poison Free, Fossil Free Food & Farming 

January 26 @ 6:00 pm - January 27 @ 12:15 am

With Julie Guthman, Sarait Martinez, Zen Honeycutt, Mackenzie Feldman, Tim Galarneau (moderator) and David Shaw (facilitator)Sunday, January 26th, 10 am - 4:15 pm @ CASFS Hay BarnRegister online: $10 student tickets, $40-$80 sliding scale general admission. Lunch included.-=-=-=-Sponsored by Right Livelihood College at UC Santa Cruz with the Food Systems Working Group / Measure 43, Environmental Studies Department, Center for Agroecology & Sustainable Food Systems and Heller Chair.

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Future Garden Art & Science Exhibition

January 26 @ 6:00 pm - January 27 @ 1:00 am

A major art and science project by Newton Harrison and his late wife and lifelong collaborator Helen Mayer Harrison, Future Garden, is now on view at the UC Santa Cruz Arboretum and Botanic Garden. Internationally renowned eco-artists and UC Santa Cruz emeritus faculty, the Harrisons created a site-specific environmental art installation in the three geodesic domes and the surrounding garden at the Arboretum. Called Future Garden for the Central Coast of California, the installation, which Newton Harrison continues to evolve,…

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Mark Tamsula, Richard Withers, Barbara Rosner (Old Time Music workshops, jamming and concert)

January 26 @ 9:00 pm - January 27 @ 1:00 am

Trio playing traditional old-time stringband music from Southwest Pennsylvania. Fiddle and banjo workshops (1-2:30pm) followed by jamming and concert (3:30-5pm). See https://thegr8room.com for information and reservations..

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Seal Adventure Weekend: Fundraiser for Coastside State Parks Association

January 26 @ 9:30 pm - January 27 @ 1:00 am

Tickets available now! Experience a memory-making adventure by participating in a special fundraising event to support educational programs at Año Nuevo State Park and other California State Parks along the San Mateo coast. For one weekend only, visitors will have access to linger for an entire morning (8:30am-noon) or afternoon (1:30-5pm) to view the elephant seals at the peak of the breeding season. Only 100 visitors are allowed for each half-day session  to enhance your experience. This rare opportunity is…

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Santa Cruz Pickwick Club reads ‘David Copperfield’

The Pickwick Book Club is a community of local bookworms, students, and teachers who meet monthly to discuss a nineteenth-century novel. Join us from September through March for conversations about Charles Dickens's novel David Copperfield, with guest speaker presentations to help us contextualize our readings.Guest Speakers:September 22: John O. Jordan, Director of the Dickens Project and Professor Emeritus of Literature, UCSCOctober 27: TBANovember 24: TBADecember: BreakJanuary 26: TBAFebruary 23: TBAMarch 22: TBAThis reading group is presented by the Friends of…

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CHRIS DUARTE

January 27 @ 12:00 am - 1:00 am

21+

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“Archival Research as Penance”: The Papers and Library of Hayden V. White

January 27 @ 6:00 pm - January 28 @ 12:00 am

Drawing on Hayden White’s newly available archive, this exhibit traces various sites of his intellectual work, teaching, and activism. Materials document his foundational role in building UC Santa Cruz’s pathbreaking History of Consciousness program, his powerful challenges to prevailing ideas of historical interpretation, and his part in a landmark legal ruling in favor of the civil rights of students in the United States which he regarded as one of his proudest accomplishments. In mapping the times and spaces where White…

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Future Garden Art & Science Exhibition

January 27 @ 6:00 pm - January 28 @ 1:00 am

A major art and science project by Newton Harrison and his late wife and lifelong collaborator Helen Mayer Harrison, Future Garden, is now on view at the UC Santa Cruz Arboretum and Botanic Garden. Internationally renowned eco-artists and UC Santa Cruz emeritus faculty, the Harrisons created a site-specific environmental art installation in the three geodesic domes and the surrounding garden at the Arboretum. Called Future Garden for the Central Coast of California, the installation, which Newton Harrison continues to evolve,…

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