Quality Inn & Suites Capitola By the Sea
720 Hill Street
Capitola, CA 95010
Phone: (831) 462-3004
Fax: (831) 462-0835
Located in the Live Oak area of the city, Center for Spiritual Living is a welcoming community offering various services for spiritual growth and enlightenment. The facility offers an open, broad-minded and non-judgemental environment that encourages development of spiritual maturity. Propounding what they call 'The Science of Mind', this unique place of worship can be described better as spiritual than religious. Professional practitioners offer ministries and prayer service for the community here, guided by a single Spiritual Truth of Oneness. The Center for Spiritual Living also offers a range of classes and workshops along with several cultural programs and events throughout the year.
The Episcopal Church of St. John the Baptist was established in 1889 in Capitola. It moved to is present address in 2009. This Seacliff campus is spread across 2.5 acres (1.01 hectare) and is eco-friendly with rainwater harvest facility along with a drought-tolerant garden among other aspects. This beautiful wooden and concrete structure with natural light is elegant and has good acoustics for concerts. This single-story church is divided gracefully into an office, worship space, library and Sunday school. There is also a nursery and cafe in the premises. This congregation has many programs and activities for its parishioners.
Resurrection Catholic Community is a Catholic church located in Aptos, California. The present church building was constructed in 2002, and features an interesting chancel shape, with an entrance way at each end. The congregation is quite active in the local community, and is the center of the cultural scene here. The church also has play area for kids, in addition to a cemetery behind the church.
Happy Valley Conference Center is a far cry from a conventional conference center and event space. It appears just like a huge Swiss cottage with landscaped gardens in the front and redwoods stretching behind. There are trails coursing through manicured lawns, a ropes course, a swimming pool, cabins for lodging and volleyball courts. Its kitchen provides the hallmark of rustic living with gourmet breads, rolls and desserts as well as vegetarian dishes. Its camping and rock climbing courses are conducted for as many as 500 people at a time and its clients have included companies mentioned in the Fortune 500 list. Hire this venue for weddings, reunions, gatherings, summer camps or business functions, if you want to impart a fairy-tale touch to your function.
Peace activists will definitely laud the Resource Center for Nonviolence. Established in 1976, this organization aims to promote social change through the fundamentals of nonviolence. They provide various programs to train and equip individuals and corporate sectors. The center also delves into the definition of nonviolence by looking into history, theories and methodologies. They have interns from war afflicted places of the world and domestic regions.
MakersFactory is a private company providing services such as printing, two and three-dimensional computer-aided design, laser cutting and three-dimensional prototyping. It also conducts numerous activities for children in the form of spring and summer camps. These classes introduce kids to the fields of electronics, animation, three-dimensional printing, robotics, computer programming and minecraft among other engaging activities. Through three-dimensional printing, this organization can also manufacture imitations of objects.
Nestled by the Monterey Bay, the city of Santa Cruz features long stretches of beaches and redwood forest mountains. It also has 17 state parks and offers plenty of recreational facilities. Some interesting sites worth visiting are the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk, Lighthouse Field State Beach, Monterey Bay Marine Sanctuary, Natural Bridges State Park, Santa Cruz Surfing Museum, and Lighthouse Point. Whether you are a surfer, nature enthusiast, history buff or an athlete, there is lots to explore this beautiful coastal resort town.
Established in 1965, Christ Lutheran Church moved to its present address in 1966. Affiliated with the American Evangelical Lutheran Church, it is deeply rooted in the community. The church complex consists of the sanctuary, child and family institute, a prayer garden, columbarium and offices. This intimate place of worship is equipped with great acoustics and hosts recitals and concerts as well.
High Street Community Church, named after the street it calls home, lies towards western Santa Cruz. Located right opposite the Peace United Church of Santa Cruz, this church offers a regular service and ministries for adults and children alike. Involved in several activities, High Street Community Church plays a significant role in the community.
Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Santa Cruz County is a church that follows Unitarian Universalism, a religious inclination towards spiritual growth and a liberal attitude towards every religion, taking the best that every religion has to teach. The church frequently holds services, in addition to having programs for kids, adults and families. The church community is quite welcoming, and one can be sure to be made to feel like a part of them here.
Located across High Street, the Peace United Church of Christ is a local church. It strives to spread the message of peace and offer religious services. Apart from that, it also hosts events and programs that cater to diverse age groups. For more details and event updates, check website.
Also referred to as the Central Coast, Monterey Bay Area comprises of the coastal communities of Monterey counties and Santa Cruz. These communities form a major seaside tourist destination with vibrant locales that are rich in flora and fauna. The peninsula was discovered by Juan Rodríguez Cabrillo in 1542 during his northward expedition of the coast and stumbled upon a piece of land that comprised of pine trees on the southern end of the bay. Pacific Grove, Sand City, Fort Ord, Castroville, La Selva Beach and Rio del Mar are few of the communities that are comprised in the Monterey Bay Area. A guided tour to the peninsula provides a great opportunity for nature trails, underwater adventures, camping and visit to exotic events that takes place on the beach. Call or visit their website for more information.