St Andrew Parents Co-Operative Pre-School

St Andrew Parents Co-Operative Pre-School in Aptos is part of St. Andrew Presbyterian Church. It’s a very well run cooperative preschool favored by many Aptos parents and kids, and has been in business since 1969, and boasts a student teacher ratio of 5:1. They accept children ages 2.6 through 5.9, for classes on M/W/F or […]

Willowbrook Park

Willowbrook Park is a 6.3 acre park located on Willowbook Drive, right on the border between Aptos and Soquel. It offers basketball courts, tennis courts, a playground, and a rest room. It is a favorite place for local Pickleball Players as well. See also: Willowbrook Park Web Page

Santa Cruz Children’s Museum of Discovery Grand Opening

I attended the Santa Cruz Children’s Museum of Discovery Grand Opening and Ribbon Cutting Ceremony on November 15 2014. I shot some video of both the ribbon cutting and a variety of the exhibits…which you could hardly see, because there were so many people there. In fact, they counted over 2,000 people through the doors […]

Museum of Discovery Opens Saturday November 15

The day that many of us have been waiting for is about to arrive! The Santa Cruz Children’s Museum of Discovery opens Saturday November 15 in the Capitola Mall. The grand opening starts at 10 AM and lasts until 6 PM, when I am sure they will have to be pushing people out the doors […]

Santa Cruz Children’s Museum of Discovery

The Santa Cruz Children’s Museum of Discovery is not actually located in Aptos – but it’s right next door in Capitola, and it’s such an amazing place that were it actually located in Aptos, it surely would be an Aptos Gem. And although it isn’t physically in Aptos, there’s no question that many Aptos children […]

Mar Vista Read-a-Thon 2014

Mar Vista Elementary School is having its first-ever Read-a-Thon this year! This is a new fundraising initiative being organized by the Mar Vista Parent’s Club (the Mar Vista version of a PTA). Funds raised from the Read-a-Thon will go in large part to the Mar Vista Elementary library, which suffers from limited and outdated reading […]

First Day Back to School in Aptos

Today was the first day back to school for many Aptos students. For some – like my son Aiden – it was their first day of school ever. Sure, most of the kindergartners (Aiden included) had been to preschool…but today was their first “real” day of school. For me, it was the first day that […]

Aptos Little League Fall Registration Now Open

Got kids who love baseball? Then you should know that the Aptos Little League has opened registration for Fall Baseball. Registration is open to players ages 9-12 (age as of April 30, 2015). The fee to register is $90 and includes a cap and jersey. Little League is an incredible opportunity for your kids to […]

Relay for Life Runs July 12-13

Relay for Life Runs July 12-13 at Cabrillo College, and is a fundraiser for the American Cancer Society. The relay starts on Saturday, July 12 at 10 AM with an opening ceremony and a Survivor Lap. There will be live entertainment throughout the day, including a Kid’s Camp with a bounce house, carnival-style games, and […]