What: The 6th Annual Rebele Family Shelter Golf Tournament. A Tournament to End Homelessness
When: 11a.m. Registration
12:00p.m. Shotgun Start (Traditional & Marathon Golfers)
5:30p.m. Awards Reception, Hors doeuvres, Raffle
Where: DeLaveaga Golf Course
Why Go: Homelessness in our community is a serious issue. Get out for a day of golf while supporting the Homeless Services Center in Santa Cruz. There will be a swag bag for every golfer, golf challenges and prizes, a raffle, complementary lunch, plus more. There is still space for a few more foursomes and individuals! REGISTER/LEARN MORE http://www.RFSgolftourney.com
What: Santa Cruz Restaurant Week 2013
When: Dinnertime (Oct. 2nd – Oct. 9th)
Where: Multiple restaurants throughout Santa Cruz County including Aquarius at the Dream Inn, Booka in Aptos, Café Rio, El Palomar, Laili, Michaels on Main, and so many more. Check out http://www.santacruzrestaurantweek.com/restaurants/ for a full list of restaurants and menus.
Why Go: Have you been meaning to check out that new restaurant everyone is talking about or need an excuse to go out? For eight straight nights, participating restaurants will showcase their chef dinner specialties. Choose what you love from a menu of three course dinners or try something new for one exceptional price.
Cost: $25. /individual
What: First Friday in Santa Cruz
When: Times vary per location
Where: Downtown, Midtown, Westside, Tannery, and Harvey West locations
Why Go: Have an incredible time viewing the works of many local artists in different venues throughout the city. Get sketchy at The 2nd Annual Drawfest in the Old Sash Mill or check out the vintage Red Cross uniforms on live models at the MAH. For a full list of Friday night venues, go to http://firstfridaysantacruz.com/category/october/
What: LELO installs the Shannon Collins Memorial Garden
When: 10A.M. – 2P.M.
Where: Walnut Avenue Women’s Center, 303 Walnut Ave.
Why Go: In honor of Shannon Collins, a beloved member of the community whose life suddenly ended violently in May, 2012; the formation of a tranquility garden will be established and maintained in her memory. She was a local business woman who believed strongly in the work that the WAWC does for the community and the healing powers of gardening. The process of clearing the space for the first phase will begin and all ages are encouraged to join in creating this garden. Please bring buckets, saws, and ladders, or any gardening supplies you deem helpful.
Gift card donations for Home Depot or Orchard Supply Hardware, as well as charitable cash or check donations, will also be gratefully appreciated.
What: The 1st Annual Mole & Mariachi Festival
When: 11a.m. – 4p.m.
Where: Santa Cruz Mission State Historic Park, 144 School St.
Why Go: There will be a favorite mole contest prepared by local chefs, wine and beer, kid’s activities, an Artisan craft sale, and silent auction.
What: Staff of Life 2nd Annual Harvest Festival
When: 12:30p.m. – 4:30p.m.
Where: 1266 Soquel Ave., Santa Cruz
Why Go: A day of fun for the whole family! There will be goblin bowling and pumpkin painting for the kids while the grown-ups might enjoy the beer tent and tastings, food samples and free giveaways. Live music and pie tastings will also be part of the festivities.
What: The Santa Cruz Cello Festival
When: 4p.m. – 6p.m.
Where: Cabrillo College Samper Recital Hall
Why Go: Guest choreographer Sharon Took-Zozaya will lead this jazz, classical, and folk style cello playing event. The music of Bach, Shostakovich, and Villalobos will be featured by advanced students and an all community orchestra, as well as several highlighted cellists including Cello Joe.
Cost: $22 General, $12 Students and seniors, $ 4 Cabrillo College students
What: The 16th Annual Hot Rods at the Beach Car Show
When: 9a.m. – 5p.m. (Sat. and Sun.)
Where: San Lorenzo Park, 137 Dakota Ave.
Why Go: Car enthusiasts will be thrilled to see over 500 classic and hot rod cars at this two day event near the beach. The proceeds go to several scholarship programs and have included the Silver Shield Foundation (Scholarship for the children of firefighters and officers who lost their lives in 911) and funds the Santa Cruz Police Officer Industrial Arts Scholarship fund for eligible high school graduates. Don’t miss the raffles, displays, local vendors, and live music!
What: Pottery & Glass Seconds Sale
When: 10a.m. – 2p.m.
Where: Cabrillo College lower parking garage
Why Go: With the holidays just around the corner, you may not want to miss this opportunity to pick up some beautiful pieces from dozens of professional craftspeople. Garden art, jewelry, teapots, pottery, and so much more will be on sale at this event that happens only twice a year.