1101 Ocean Street
Santa Cruz, CA 95060
Phone: (831) 427-1616
Fax: (831) 427-9053
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The Long Marine Library also known as the research center, is a place for the researchers of the Monterey Bay. Known as a lab of marine sciences, and science research center, the place of the lab features a Cenetr for Ocean Health, Marine Wildlife Veterinary Research Cenetr, National Marine Fisheries Service, etc. It is a great place for kids learning science. It makes the learning interesting.
The seeds of the Santa Cruz Waldorf School were sown in 1974 and was conceived finally in 1976. Set in a picturesque land that encompasses a forest, meadow, stream and orchard, their campus includes classrooms, kindergartens, playing fields, an administrative block, an organic garden and a woodworking shop. Their curriculum is based on the overall development of a child's personality. From academics to artisanal skills, the students are encouraged to learn in a creative way that enhances their thought process and imagination. Arts plays a vital role in their teaching.
Felton Community Hall is the pride of the local community of Felton. The hall has been in use since 1927 as a space to hold local community events until it got destroyed in a fire. With the efforts of local citizens, the hall got rebuilt and is active once more. The auditorium is a huge space and can hold up to 289 spectators, while there is also a meeting room with a capacity of 68. There is also a full service catering kitchen on the premises. Refer to website for rates.
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.