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Grab and Go Kids Planner: Footloose, Earth Day and Reading

See WHS and PVHS drama's joint presentation of a musical play, go to multiple Earth Day celebrations this weekend and let your child read aloud at the public library!

Where/When: , 215 E. Beach St., Thursday, Friday, Saturday at 7:30 p.m.; Sunday at 2 p.m.

Why Go:  Now, that's a silly question. It's a fun play, a fun musical and it's our own WHS and PVHS kids from the drama groups who are putting on the play. So get out there and support them and enjoy a great musical as well.

Pricing: $5 students; $7 general public

Where/When: , 1301 Main St., Sunday, noon to 4 p.m.

Why Go: A day to celebrate the Earth and a day to let your child have fun. The city of Watsonville is going all out. There will be arts and crafts, food to eat, a supervised jump space, Earth Day games and prizes, relay races, itty-bitty activities and more.

Pricing:  Free

Where/When: , 137 Dakota Ave., Santa Cruz, Saturday, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Why Go: You live in Santa Cruz County, and this is Santa Cruz County's Earth Day celebration. Lots of great events going on to tell us all why we should think green. And there are numerous kid-friendly events, starting with a concert at 11 a.m. at the main stage with Peter Weiss, the singing scientist. And much, much more. 

Pricing:  Free

Where/When: Watsonville Public Library, 275 Main St. (in the Main Library Story Time Room), Wednesday, 3:30 p.m.

Why Go: Good opportunity to give your kids a chance to practice their reading skills. The Reading Together Time program is for children in kindergarten through fifth grade. Children get to listen to a story being read aloud to them; then they can practice reading aloud to someone else.  

Pricing:  Free


Where/When: , 1156 High St., Santa Cruz, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Why Go: Admitted to UC Santa Cruz? Not sure whether to go or go elsewhere? Spring Spotlight is designed specifically for admitted students and their families, to help them find out if UC Santa Cruz is the right fit for them. You get a good look at the school—there's a walking tour and an overview of what you can expect in terms of academics, residential and student life at UCSC. For more specific details, visit the UCSC website.

Pricing: Free

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