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Books and Beers

Wed, Nov 29, 2017, 6–8 pm

Grab a beer and join Sierra Ryan and Elizabeth Birnhaum, two of the authors of the new MAH publication, Harvesting Our Heritage: Bite-Sized Stories from Santa Cruz County History. Learn a little about the local history of hops and beer (and grapes and wine too!). Cheers! Free/in Abbott Square Marketplace

Movie Screening at Evergreen Cemetery: Tim Burton’s “The Nightmare Before Christmas”

Sun, Dec 3, 2017, 5–6:45 pm

Enjoy Tim Burton’s classic, “The Nightmare Before Christmas”  under the stars and among the trees in historic Evergreen Cemetery. We’ll supply the popcorn and hot cocoa, but please dress warmly and bring blankets or chairs for sitting. Get ready, this movie is a singalong! Weather permitting The 1993 film follows the misadventures of Jack Skellington, Halloweentown’s beloved pumpkin king, who has become bored with the same annual routine of frightening people in the “real world.” When Jack accidentally stumbles on Christmastown, all…

Toy Trains 2017–December 15th-31st

Dec 15–31, 2017

10:00 am-5:oo pm Experience a mini-universe of model trains that delight the young and young at heart. Back for their 12th year, the Golden State Toy Train Operators, Inc. presents Toy Trains. Watch a massive standard gauge steam engine from the 1920s start up with the headlight flashing and drive wheels spinning. Marvel at smoke flowing from the smoke stack, and a mighty whistle. Members of the the Golden State Toy Train Operators will be on hand to help young…

Volunteer at Evergreen Cemetery this MLK Day

Mon, Jan 15, 2018, 9  am–Noon

*Please note that this is not at the MAH, but at Evergreen Cemetery adjacent to Harvey West Park (326 Evergreen Street) Join the MAH effort this MLK Day to restore and remake Evergreen Cemetery into an inspiring site for learning local history. Families are very welcome. We recommend wearing warm clothes that can get dirty and bringing gloves if you have them.  Any shovels or wheelbarrows would be welcome additions as well if you have them easily available. Please share to anyone or…