The 2017 Eddy Awards

May 2, 2017
6:00pm – 9:00pm
Kuumbwa Jazz Center

Learn more about the Eddy Awards

The Foundation will announce the Eddy Award winners on Monday, April 17.  The Eddy Awards ceremony will take place on Tuesday, May 2 at the Kuumbwa Jazz Center, 320 Cedar Street #2, with a reception starting at 6:00 p.m., and the award ceremony following at 7:00 p.m.

For more information, contact Olga de Santa Anna at 332-0989 or


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Saturday May 13 – FIESTA IN THE STREET

5:00-7:30pm – Cooper Street, downtown Santa Cruz. Food, dancing, music. Join the FREE Oaxacan cultural celebration. Senderos Centeotl Danza y Baile dancers and Ensamble Musical youth musicians will arrive in the Calenda, a sidewalk procession down Pacific Avenue, joined by visiting student musicians from Oaxaca playing Banda de Viento (wind band).

Sunday May 21 – VIVE OAXACA GUELAGUETZA 9:00am to 5:00pm. Harbor High football field. Enjoy delicious Oaxacan food, crafts, folkloric dance, and traditional Banda de Viento music. Spend the day in Oaxaca! Admission $10, free under age 5.

Proceeds benefit free after school performing arts and education support programs for Latino youth.         (831) 854-7740

Monarch Community School Hosts 4th annual Día de los Niños/Children’s Day Celebration Saturday, April 29th 


Contact: Reyna Ruiz (831) 429-3898 x213

Santa Cruz, CA – March 27, 2017 — Monarch Community School presents the 4th annual celebration of Día de los Niños/Children’s Day on Saturday, April 29, 2017 from 10 am – 2 pm at the Branciforte Small Schools Campus, 840 N. Branciforte Ave, Santa Cruz, home of Monarch Community School. The day is filled with performances, music, games, fun and food. Admission to the event is free. Food and certain games have a nominal fee to raise funds for enrichment activities at the school. Día de los Niños is a popular and important event in many Latin American countries. It is a day to embrace family, friends, neighbors and community. Monarch Community School invites the entire community to join us in sharing this culturally significant and fun filled day!

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Monarch Community School • 840 North Branciforte Avenue • Santa Cruz, California 95062 • 831.429.3898 ext. 215

B40 SpringFest!!!

Friday, April 28th, 4:00-8:00pm

B40 Field and Courtyard


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STEAM Into the Galaxy

Wednesday • May 4 • 4:00 – 7:00pm

Downtown Library, 224 Church St., Santa Cruz

Stormtroopers to Appear at the Downtown Santa Cruz Library on Star Wars Day

Golden Gate Garrison Invades Downtown

APRIL 24, 2017–Santa Cruz, CA– Beware Vader’s Fist!  Members of the Golden Gate Garrison will be invading the Downtown Library for STEAM into the Galaxy. The purpose of this event is to demonstrate the wide array of STEAM programming happening throughout the library system during the school year AND during the Summer Reading program.

“Star Wars is the perfect example of STEAM thinking- creativity, critical thinking, storytelling, and the technological know-how to take us all to a new galaxy,” said Laura Whaley, Librarian.

“Events such as “STEAM into the Galaxy” allow us to partner with the community and expand our mission of Bad Guys Doing Good,” said Kyle Beagle, Commanding Officer of the Golden Gate Garrison.


The Golden Gate Garrison is a unit of the 501st Legion assigned to cover northern California.  The main area of operations for the group is the greater San Francisco Bay area.  The Legion is an all-volunteer organization dedicated to re-creating movie-accurate costumes such as Stormtroopers and Darth Vader.  As Bad Guys Doing Good, members of the Legion have helped raise millions of dollars for charity.  For more information, contact


The Santa Cruz Public Libraries (SCPL) system delivers information, education, enrichment and inspiration through a network of 10 neighborhood library branches, a web-based digital library, a Bookmobile and community-based programs. SCPL serves children, teens and adults with innovative programming, professional services and community facilities that spark imagination and support discovery. Residents can explore a wide range of interests from academic research, book clubs and literacy programs to digital photography, locally-produced music and local history. Branch locations include Aptos, Boulder Creek, Branciforte, Capitola, Downtown Santa Cruz, Felton, Garfield Park, La Selva Beach, Live Oak and Scotts Valley. Learn more about SCPL at or via Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, Twitter and YouTube.