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September 2019

Farm and Garden Market Cart

September 20 @ 7:00 pm - September 21 @ 1:00 am

Organic vegetables, fruit, herbs and flowers are sold weekly at the UCSC Farm & Garden's Market Cart, starting in early June and continuing through late October. The Market Cart is open on Fridays from 12 pm to 6 pm at the base of the UC Santa Cruz campus (corner of Bay and High Streets). Early-season offerings include strawberries, blueberries, and an array of tender lettuces and other greens. As the growing season progresses, shoppers can look forward to sweet corn,…

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Counterculture, Capitalism, and the Grateful Dead

The newest exhibit featuring the Grateful Dead Archive explores how the band pioneered new ways of thinking about work, about being in business, and about the relationship between creators and their communities. Called Put Your Gold Money Where Your Love Is, Baby: Counterculture, Capitalism, and the Grateful Dead, the exhibit features documents, photographs, recordings, merchandise, and media clippings from newly processed business records of the band. Come and explore how the band's DIY approach to being working artists helped to…

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Pine Needle Basket Making Workshop

September 21 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Participate in a marvelous family workshop learning how to make a basket from local ponderosa pine needles. No experience necessary. The class capacity is 20; please arrive on time to reserve your seat. Meet in the amphitheater of Henry Cowell Redwoods State Park campground, located off Graham Hill Road. Children 10 and older may attend if accompanied by an adult. Free event. Vehicle day-use fee is $10. For more information, call (831) 335-7077.

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Old Cove Landing Trail

September 21 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm

On this 2.5 mile, 2-hour family friendly walk, we’ll explore the plants, animals, and geology of our coastal bluffs. Bring water, hat, closed toe shoes, layered clothing, and binoculars if available. Meet at the interpretive center. Rain cancels. Free event. Vehicle day-use fee is $10. For more information, call (831) 426-0505

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Ranch Tours

September 21 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Discover what life was like a century ago on this innovative dairy ranch. This hour-long tour includes the 1897 Victorian home, 1859 Gothic Revival farmhouse, 1896 water-powered machine shop, barns and other historic buildings. Free event. Vehicle day-use fee is $10. For more information, call (831) 426-0505.

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Old-Growth Redwood Tour

September 21 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Are there different kinds of redwoods? How do coastal redwoods grow to become the tallest organisms on earth? Why are there so few old growth trees left? How important are banana slugs to the redwood ecosystems? Answer these questions and more every Saturday on our Redwood Grove Walks. One of our knowledgeable and friendly docents will lead you through the wondrous old growth forest and answer any questions you may have. Meet at the visitor center. Free event. Vehicle day-use…

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Photography Walks with Bill & Ferd at UCSC Arboretum & Botanic Garden

September 21 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Join us for Photography Walks with Bill Bishoff & Ferd Bergholz: Saturday, July 27 Saturday, August 24 Saturday, September 21 All walks are 9 am-11 am. Online pre-registration recommended as space is limited. Bill & Ferd are generously donating their time and talent to share their love of photography and the Arboretum with you! Each walk begins with a short instructional presentation indoors, before heading out to the gardens to practice your new-found skills, get tips from each other and…

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Cancer in the Crosshairs: New directions in cancer research at UC Santa Cruz

September 21 @ 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm

Supported by the Santa Cruz Cancer Benefit Group and featuring short presentations by UC Santa Cruz Professors Rebecca Dubois, Christopher Vollmers, and Karen Ottemann In 2005 the Santa Cruz Cancer Benefit Group began supporting cancer research at UC Santa Cruz. Their aim: to generate ground-breaking scientific discoveries that could lead to the development of innovative cancer treatments. Pilot projects funded by SCCBG grants have enabled UC Santa Cruz faculty to get preliminary results, accelerating their work to scientific publications, larger…

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Future Garden Art & Science Exhibition

September 21 @ 5:00 pm - September 22 @ 12:00 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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An Evening with Malcolm Gladwell – Talking to Strangers

September 22 @ 2:00 am - 3:00 am

The Humanities Institute at UC Santa Cruz, in partnership with Bookshop Santa Cruz, are delighted to present an evening with Malcolm Gladwell for the hardcover tour of Talking to Strangers. Join us at San Mateo Performing Arts Center on Saturday, September 21st at 7:00 p.m. for this very special evening! About the book: In his first new book in six years, TALKING TO STRANGERS: What We Should Know about the People We Don’t Know, Gladwell offers an incisive and powerful…

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