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Get Out in Watsonville

Check out what the Pajaro Valley Historical Association has to say, celebrate the hummingbirds and explore Watsonville and the surrounding communities this weekend.

Trying to  figure out just what you are going to do for fun and relaxation this weekend? Not to worry. Watsonville Patch has done some research for you and has come up with a mix of fun things to do in and around Watsonville. 

Where/When: 230 E. Lake Ave., Sunday, noon to 3 p.m. 

Why Go: To learn about Watsonville and to find out what the association is doing. And to enjoy lunch with members and others from the community. It's always good to know something more about the place we call home. 

Pricing: Call  831-722-0305 or e-mail pvhahistory@cruzio.com.

Where/When: 1700 Elkhorn Rd., Royal Oaks at the Elkhorn Slough National Estuarine Research Reserve, Sunday, 8:30 a.m.

Why Go: A monthly chance to check out the birds on this bird-walking tour. All tours meet at the Visitor Center, rain or shine. No notice or reservations are needed for groups of under six people. There is no additional fee for tours.

Where/When: Museum of Art & History, 705 Front St., Santa Cruz, Friday, 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. 

Why Go: A chance to see all the museum has to offer at no cost to you. If you are there at noon, you'll also get a free docent-led tour of the museum's current exhibits.

Pricing: Free 

Where/When: Arboretum, 1156 High St., Saturday and Sunday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. 

Why Go:  Celebrate the hummingbirds. This annual festival gives you a chance to appreciate the hummingbirds that feed, mate and nest in the University's gardens. 

Pricing:  Free 

Where/When: Jim Greiner's Hands-On! Drumming School, 2745 Daubenbiss Ave., Soquel, Saturday 1- 3:30 p.m. 

Why Go:  To learn about rhythm power and drumming, to bang it out of your system on percussion and to enjoy. Or as the teacher says, to find your own groove, release stress and energize your mind and body!

Pricing: $30 

INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY CELEBRATION

Where/When: Water Street Bridge, Santa Cruz,  Tuesday, 5 p.m.

 Why Go: It’s the 100th anniversary of International Women’s Day. Is any other reason needed? Yes, we know we are breaking a bit of precedent here, by going into a weekday event. But Tuesday’s celebration is a milestone. Around the world, people will join together on bridges to mark the anniversary. In Santa Cruz, those who gather will be calling for an end to violence against women. Lots of special guests. Lots of prominent people.  And maybe, you!

 Pricing: Free 

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