Years of Living Dangerously – Oct 30

Years of Living Dangerously – National Geographic’s Climate Change Series – Starting October 30, 5 pm

The Emmy winning documentary series returns for a second season with a lineup of passionate narrators sharing first-person accounts from locations – some shockingly close to home, others in far-flung corners of the globe – where the effects of climate change are most prevalent. National Geographic Channel

Polar Bears, Energetics and Declining Sea Ice – Nov. 3

Polar Bears, Energetics and Declining Sea Ice – Citizen Science Series  – November 3, 6:30 – 8 pm, Free

Researcher and PhD. candidate Anthony Pagano discusses his discoveries on polar bear energetics and declining sea ice. Downtown Library, 224 Church Street, Santa Cruz

SCPL is partnering with the Children’s Museum of Discovery (MOD), The Natural History Museum and UCSC to present a science series for adults. Meetings will be held on the 1st Thursday every month at 6:30pm at one of the branch libraries.

Art in the Arboretum, Opening Reception – Nov. 4

Art in the Arboretum, Opening Reception, November 4, 4-6 pm

The UC Santa Cruz Arboretum proudly presents Art in the Arboretum, October 15th – January 10th, a rotating show of two sculpture exhibits per year, themed by nature and placed strategically throughout the gardens. During the run of each exhibit, the Arboretum will host an Opening Reception in coordination with First Friday Santa Cruz with demonstrations and workshops. All pieces are available for purchase.
Art in the Arboretum is being curated by local artist and sculptor Susana Arias to promote art and artists in Santa Cruz. Arias ( is leading this important project due to her passion for art and her desire to promote and encourage her fellow artists.

UCSC Arboretum, Empire Grade Road

Faces of “Food What?!”  An Evening Benefit for “Food What?!” – November 4

Faces of Food What?!  An Evening Benefit for Food What?! – November 4, 5-10 pm

An evening benefit for Food What?! with farm food, music and photography all wrapped up in a wine release party for the new Ser Winery Ventana Surfboard Syrah at Santa Cruz Food Lounge. Free admission, raffle prizes and silent auction. 1001 Center Street, Suite 1, Santa Cruz

Meet and Greet with Amah Mutsun Land Trust (AMLT) Executive Director – Nov. 5

Meet and Greet with Amah Mutsun Land Trust (AMLT) Executive Director – Sat, November 5, 2016, 2 –4:30 PM

Join us for a day of celebration as we welcome EkOngKar Singh Khalsa to the AMLT and share some recent AMLT accomplishments that are restoring balance, health, and indigenous stewardship to the traditional lands of the Mutsun and Awaswas speaking peoples.  Pie Ranch, 2080 Cabrillo Highway, Pescadero, CA 94060