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September 2019

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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Ranch Tours

September 22 @ 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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Redwoods and Climate Change

September 22 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

How have coast redwoods adapted to the natural environment? Can they adapt to a human- altered environment? How can we make a difference? Answer these questions and more during a Sunday saunter. Walk through the ancient old-growth forest with a docent and discuss our relationship with the forest and the prospective future. Meet at the visitor center. Recommended for age 12 and older. Free event. Vehicle day-use fee is $10. For more information, call (831) 335-7077.

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Bay Shore Lyric Opera presents Verdi’s Falstaff

September 22 @ 3:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Veterans Memorial Building, 846 Front Street
Santa Cruz, CA 95060 United States

FALSTAFF  BY VERDIADAPTED FROM SHAKESPEARE’S ‘THE MERRY WIVES OF WINDSOR’SUNG IN ENGLISH SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 22, 2019, 3:00PM & SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 28, 2019, 7:30PMVETERANS MEMORIAL BUILDING, SANTA CRUZ WINE AND LIGHT APPETIZERS INCLUDED IN THE TICKET PRICE Verdi’s sophisticated Shakespearean comedy Falstaff brimming with backfired plans, failed disguises, and uproarious personalities comes to our ‘Opera in the Park’ series. This brilliant opera—Verdi’s last—features one of Shakespeare’s most memorable characters: the rotund and lovably oafish knight Falstaff, from the Bard’s Henry IV and The Merry Wives…

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