Free Day at Santa Cruz Museum

Santa Cruz MuseumFriday, April 1, 2016 is free admission day at the Santa Cruz Museum of Natural History; no fooling.

Exhibits include a touch pool with live local intertidal plants and animals.
Also, the Native Peoples of Santa Cruz exhibit explores life in Santa Cruz prior to the arrival of Europeans. Examples of native basketry, beadwork and stone implements can be found throughout the exhibit.

The Museum celebrated its 110th anniversary, opening August 21, 1905.

Santa Cruz Museum of Natural History
1305 East Cliff Dr., Santa Cruz, 95062
(831) 420-6115

Friday, April 1, 2016
11am-4pm (Fridays)

Admission: Free

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How Things in the Universe Came About

Tom_AbelWednesday, April 6, Tom Abel, Ph.D., will discuss How Things in the Universe Came About & How They Ended Up Within Us, an illustrated, non-technical free lecture in the Smithwick Theatre at Foothill College in Los Altos Hills.

Dr. Abel will cover the early stages of the universe, using the latest computer animations of how the first stars formed and died, and how stars built up the first galaxies… more

Andrea Bocelli in Sacramento

Andrea BocelliThe world’s best selling tenor, Andrea Bocelli will perform June 10 at the Sleep Train Arena in Sacramento. His only Northern California appearance this tour. Do not think this will be an evening of just classical opera; he may be better known to some as a pop singer.
He has recorded duets with Celine Dion (for the animated film Quest for Camelot), Sarah Brightman, Chris Botti, Christina Aguilera, Stevie Wonder, Katharine McPhee, Kenny G and other artist.

Andrea Bocelli
Sleep Train Arena
One Sports Parkway
Sacramento 95834
(916) 928-6900

Wednesday, June 10, 2015
7:30 PM

Tickets: $75.00 – $375.25
Parking $15 (cash only)

Bay Area Printers’ Fair & Wayzgoose 2015

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The Bay Area Printers’ Fair & Wayzgoose is coming to San Jose’s History Park on April 18, 2015 beginning at 10:00 AM.

Print enthusiasts, students, educators, graphic designers, typophiles, artists, and printers will enjoy the demonstrations, tours, and array of vendors and exhibitors. All ages are welcome to this free event.

Activities throughout the day include:
Letterpress Demonstrations & Shop Tours: Museum Print Shop
Members from the San Jose Printers’ Guild will help visitors print keepsakes on several vintage presses from handset wood and metal type, and lead tours of a 1900s era print shop.


Exhibitors and featured artists and craftsmen will demonstrate the skills related to printing and book arts, and show visitors how to set type and impress ink onto paper.

Lunch will be available from a food truck on the grounds. Cold drinks and frozen treats will be available at O’Brien’s Candy Store & Ice Cream Parlor in the Pacific Hotel.

History Park (History San Jose)
635 Phelan Ave.
San Jose, 95112

Saturday, April 18, 2015
10:00 AM to 3:00 PM

Admission: free
Park for free on local streets or use the San Jose city parking lot on Phelan Ave. for $6. 00.

Directions: Exit Highway 280 at 10th St., then go south on 10th., left on Keyes St., right on Senter Rd., left on Phelan Ave. History San Jose is ahead on left; visitor parking lot ($6) is straight ahead at end of Phelan Ave.

photo credit: vlasta2