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Play It Forward Santa Cruz
A One of a Kind Playshop Festival

Play it Forward Santa Cruz is an all-ages festival of creative playshops, feel-good music and fun experiences demonstrating how play can transform lives and strengthen communities. 

Participate in a series of “playshops” led by local community organizations and enjoy live music with the Coffee Zombie Collective, Kuzanga Marimba, and the Kuumbwa Jazz Honors Band. Discretion Brewing, Santa Cruz Mountain Brewing, and MJA Vineyards will be pouring beer and wine while Food Trucks offer up some tasty bites.

Sunday • May 19th • 12:00 - 4:00pm

Louden Nelson Community Center • 301 Center St. Santa Cruz

Visit the event website for the Playshop Schedule and and other information. More will be added every day!

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Citizen Science
The Science Behind Our Local Water

A lot of science goes into the management and planning of our local water resources to ensure that our community has a reliable water supply. This includes the effort to make sure water transferred from the City of Santa Cruz is compatible with the District's system and how recycled treated wastewater will be purified to replenish the overdrafted groundwater basin to prevent further seawater intrusion. Monitoring, detecting and mapping seawater intrusion, climate change, hydrology, groundwater modeling, conventional potable water treatment, advanced recycled purification water treatment processes are some of the topics that will be covered in this presentation. Presented by the Soquel Creek Water District.

Thursday • May 2
6:30pm - 8:00pm
Downtown Library
 224 Church St.
Upstairs Meeting Room

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Star Wars Day
May the 4th Be With You

In a library very nearby, young people will dodge Stormtroopers and Mandalorian bounty hunters as they explore the STEAM programming offered throughout the Santa Cruz Public Libraries. Members of the 501st Legion: Golden Gate Garrison will be attendance, a very special droid will be in town, and cosplaying is encouraged.

Hyper-drive over to our partner Atlantis Fantasyworld for more Star Wars fun as they host Free Comic Book Day!

STEAM into the Galaxy
Saturday • May 4th • 1:00-4:00pm
Downtown Library • 224 Church St.

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.

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