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Free Events

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Alternative Expressions Youth Programming: DIY Herbalism

Sun, Sep 24, 2017, 11:30 am–1:30 pm

  Plants and the natural world carry gifts of healing, medicine, friendship, and so much more. Join this workshop to get hands-on with gardening and herbs at the UCSC Farm. Participants will gain knowledge on the medicinal properties of a few select herbs, and will get to make their own chapstick! This is part 3 of 4 of the Lost Childhoods Alternative Expressions Intern workshops. These are 100% youth-led and youth-driven, and provide a safe space for youth in care…

Youth on Uke

Wed, Sep 27, 2017, 4–5 pm

Bring a ukulele to strum and sing along to songs in community. Basic strumming technique and a few basic chords will be reviewed. A few loaner ukuleles will be provided. Come join the fun! Led by Sheila Cliff | Ukulele Enthusiast Songlist: Three Little Birds You Are My Sunshine Crawdad Song This, and all Abbott Square events in September and October 2017, are made possible by Premier Sponsor, Kaiser Permanente:

Friday Night Live: Charmas

Fri, Sep 29, 2017, 6:30–9 pm

Enjoy live music every Friday Night in Abbott Square. This week: Charmas. Charmas Trio performs traditional Celtic and Afro-Carribean sea chanteys, Celtic boat songs, maritime folk rock from the Eastern U.S./Canada, and instrumental water music. This program was made possible by Premier Sponsor, Kaiser Permanente.

Alternative Expressions Youth Programming: Punk Sewing Workshop

Sun, Oct 1, 2017, 11:30 am–1:30 pm

Come get your sew on! We’re making punk patches and learning alternative sewing methods with a variety of fabrics, stitches, buttons and pins. Make patches for your backpack, jacket, or your local revolution. This is part 4 of 4 of the Lost Childhoods Alternative Expressions Intern workshops. These are 100% youth-led and youth-driven, and provide a safe space for youth in care to gather, connect, and learn from one another. Open to youth ages 13-25 who have been in foster…

Free First Friday: Ballooniverse and Chamber of Heart and Mystery Exhibition Opening

Fri, Oct 6, 2017, 5–9 pm

Explore three floors of exhibitions for free, dance to live music and get hands-on with an all-ages art activity. ART ACTIVITY | 5:00-8:00PM | Atrium| Create marbleized balloons. LIVE MUSIC | 6:30-9pm | Abbott Square| LIVE PAINTING | 7-8PM | Secret Garden| Watch New York City artist, Cern, featured in the current Ballooniverse exhibition, create live balloon graffiti in the Secret Garden. FREE EXHIBITIONS | Explore three floors of exhibitions for free. Opening night of the newly refreshed Chamber of Heart &…

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