Great Upcoming Events for Kids

Sun, Jan 28th - 4:00pm

Family Volunteer Event:
Make Animal Toys for the SPCA

In partnership with the Santa Cruz SPCA

This event will be held at Bookshop Santa Cruz as part of The Compassion Project, inspired by Ann M. Martin's children's novel Rain Reign

Like Rose’s love for her dog, Rain, put your compassion into action! Support our local SPCA at a volunteer event to help make toys for animals at the shelter. Join us at Bookshop Santa Cruz—materials will be provided.

Thu, Feb 1st - 6:00pm

Bookshop Santa Cruz welcomes the Santa Cruz County Office of Education and the Arts Council Santa Cruz for the Poetry Out Loud national arts competition. For first time 10 Santa Cruz County schools will be participating.

Poetry Out Loud is a free high school program that encourages young people to learn about great poetry through memorization and recitation. This dynamic curriculum helps high school students master public speaking skills, build self-confidence, learn about literary arts and compete for national awards. The Santa Cruz County Office of Education, in collaboration with the Arts Council Santa Cruz and the California Arts Council, has partnered to bring the Poetry Out Loud competition to Santa Cruz County students.

More about The Arts Council Santa Cruz County

Since 1979 Arts Council Santa Cruz County has fueled and supported the unique, ever-evolving Santa Cruz County arts ecosystem. We’re a private, non-profit agency made up of a staff, board, and volunteers dedicated to strengthening our Santa Cruz community through the arts.  Arts Council generates creativity, vibrancy, and connection for a stronger Santa Cruz County where creative expression thrives and the arts are integral to all aspects of our diverse community. We are sparking the imaginations of more than 18,000 youth each year, engaging students through SPECTRA and Mariposa’s Art, and rallying support through the Santa Cruz County Alliance for Arts Education.

Visit Poetry Out Loud directly for more information about their program.



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