When/Where: 7 p.m. Friday, , 127 Hames Rd, Watsonville, CA
Why Go: Songwriters Jay Howlett and Rolfe Wyer kick off the night with some great tunes and laughter. The second half of the evening features the immaculate guitar wizardry of Mark Lemaire backed by Cindy van Empel on harmony vocals.
When/Where: 12 p.m. Saturday, Claudio Franca Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, 1933 Main St, Watsonville, CA.
Why Go: Jiu Jitsu is growing in popularity in Watsonville. Check out this new business and try some fabulous Brazilian BBQ to kick off the opening of their Watsonville location.
When/Where: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, , 301 Center St, Santa Cruz, CA
Why Go: Collecting wild mushrooms and cooking them at home is a great—but dangerous—hobby. (Remember, a couple months back when he ate wild mushrooms he had collected.) Learn more about identifying poisonous mushrooms and attend cooking demonstrations at the 38th annual Fungus Fair.
When/Where: 2-4 p.m. Sunday, , 37 Sudden St, Watsonville, CA
Why Go: This exhibit features the work of all eight of the visual artists who were awarded The Rydell Visual Arts Fellowship from 2006-2009: Skip Epperson, Terri Garland, Hanna Hannah, Rob Larson, Will Marino, Beverly Rayner, Felicia Rice and Daniella Woolf. It's a great showcase of local artists.
When/Where: 10 a.m. Monday, , 120 2nd St, Watsonville, CA
Why Go: Volunteers will talk to residents about fire safety and leave behind door hangers about smoke alarms, creating a household fire escape plan, safe home heating, and kitchen safety. The presentation will be made in English and Spanish.