Ageless Art Project - Artists and craftspeople: share your artistic talent! Volunteer to make creative expression possible for residents of care facilities by leading an art group. Ongoing. 831.459.8917. Family Service Agency of the Central Coast, 104 Walnut Ave #208, Santa Cruz, 831.459.9351 x206.
Barbara Lawrence - Landscape oil paintings. Open daily from 6am-8pm. Thru March 16. Free. Lulu's at the Octagon, 118 Cooper St, Santa Cruz.
Cabrillo Gallery - Bridging Santa Cruz: A survey show spanning 50 years of printmaking in Santa Cruz County. Gallery hours: Mon-Fri, 9am-4pm & Mon-Tues, 7-9pm. Thru April 11. 831.479.6308. Cabrillo College Gallery, 6500 Soquel Dr, Aptos (Santa Cruz), 831.479.6308.
Insight Santa Cruz - Meditation sits, talks and discussions every day of the week. Learn the formal practice of meditation and engage with a community dedicated to reducing suffering by cultivating compassion. Visit www.insightsantacruz.org for specific times and more information. Ongoing. 831.425.3431. Insight Santa Cruz, 1010 Fair Avenue, Suite C, Santa Cruz, 831.425.3431.
SC County Bank Arts - Off the Wall: Local artists create works exploring the beauty and space of our 3-dimenstional world. Mon-Thurs, 9am-5pm, Fri 9am-6pm. Thru May 2. Free. Various Santa Cruz County Bank Locations, n/a, Santa Cruz.
Dog Hikes - Santa Cruz International Dog Owner's Community hosts a weekly one-hour, easy hike along the beach for dog lovers and their pets. www.newdogsintown.com Mondays, 8:45-9:45am. Free. Aptos Beach staircase, 1049 Via Palo Alto, Aptos (Santa Cruz).
Baby Feeding Circle - A chance to relax, feed your baby and chat with other new mothers. Open to all mothers and babies. Mondays, 10:30-11:30am. free, 831.325.2620. Luma Yoga & Family Center, 1010 Center St., Santa Cruz.
Storytime - Former Shakespeare Santa Cruz actress Billie Harris and Book Cafe manager Jill Rose perform animated readings of children's stories. Mondays, 11am. 831.462.4415. Capitola Book Cafe, 1475 41st Ave, Capitola (Santa Cruz), 831.462.4415, www.capitolabookcafe.com.
Beginning Acting Workshop - Manuel Montez will teach students principles of the Stanislavski method and Butoh theater, as well as exercises he developed himself. Mondays, 7-9pm. $50 per month; $130 for 3 months. Live Oak Grange, 1900 17th Ave, Santa Cruz.
Figure Drawing - Weekly drawing from a live model, facilitated by Open Studio artist Richard Bennett. Mondays, 7-10pm. $16, 831.426.5787. Santa Cruz Art League, 526 Broadway, Santa Cruz, 831.426.5787, Wed-Sat, noon-5pm, Sun noon-4pm.
Nikki McClure - Cutting Her Own Path 1996-2013: McClure transforms black construction paper into graphic stories of daily life. Thru May 25. 831.429.1964. Santa Cruz Museum of Art and History, 705 Front St, Santa Cruz, 831.429.1964, Museum hours Tue-Sun, 11am-5pm; closed Mon.
The Cradle Project - An exhibition of hand-crafted cradles honoring the numbers of African children orphaned by the AIDS epidemic. Thru March 23. 831.429.1964. Santa Cruz Museum of Art and History, 705 Front St, Santa Cruz, 831.429.1964, Museum hours Tue-Sun, 11am-5pm; closed Mon.
Qigong Flow - Led by Bonnie Eskie, MFT. Tuesdays, 10-11am. $10-$12, 831.515.4144. Louden Nelson Community Center, 301 Center St, Santa Cruz, 831.420.6177.
Bingo Benefit for Soquel High Sports - Soquel High Knights football program gets the bucks from this weekly bingo night. Buy-in $15; doors open 5pm; early birds 6:15pm, games 6:30pm. Tue., March 11, 6:30pm. $15. Santa Cruz Elks Lodge, 150 Jewell St, Santa Cruz.
Life Drawing - Drop-in life drawing class featuring a different model each week. Telephone Julie for more information. Tuesdays, 7-9:15pm. 831.335.5000. Santa Cruz Mountains Art Center, 9341 Mill St, Ben Lomond (Santa Cruz), 831.336.4273, Wed-Sun, noon-6pm.
Poetry Santa Cruz - Poetry reading by Ellen Bass and Danusha Lameris. www.poetrysantacruz.org. Tue., March 11, 7:30pm. $3 suggested donation, 831.464.8983. Bookshop Santa Cruz, 1520 Pacific Ave, Santa Cruz, 831.423.0900.
Mountains Art Center - Prime Time: The "best of the best" submitted by local artists, judged by George Rivera. Gallery hours: Wed-Sun, noon-6pm. Thru April 5. Free, 831.336.3513. Santa Cruz Mountains Art Center, 9341 Mill St, Ben Lomond (Santa Cruz), 831.336.4273, Wed-Sun, noon-6pm.
Santa Cruz Mountains Art Center - Prime Time: The "best of the best" submitted by local artists. Judged by George Rivera. Thru April 5. Free, 831.336.3513. Santa Cruz Mountains Art Center, 9341 Mill St, Ben Lomond (Santa Cruz), 831.336.4273, Wed-Sun, noon-6pm.
The MPC Printmakers - Printmaking On and Off the Wall: An exhibit of contemporary fine art prints, sculptures, handmade books and more. Gallery hours: Wed-Sun, 11am-4pm. Thru April 19. Free, 831.722.3062. Pajaro Valley Arts Council, 37 Sudden St, Watsonville (Santa Cruz), 831.722.3062.
Postpartum Health Circle - A weekly community circle offering support and information about postpartum changes for mothers. Wednesdays, 1:30-2:30pm. $5-$10 donation, 831.325.2620. Luma Yoga & Family Center, 1010 Center St., Santa Cruz.
Bead Society - Monthly meeting of the Santa Cruz Bead Society. Attendees are invited to bring something to work on during the meeting and finished pieces to show the group. Second Wednesday of every month, 6-8pm. 831.460.1389. Kiss My Glass, 660 Seventh Ave, Santa Cruz, 831.462.3077.
Santa Cruz Bead Society - A gathering for stringing, weaving, and sewing with beads. Second Wednesday of every month, 6-8pm. Free, 831.460.1389. Fins Coffee, 1104 Ocean St, Santa Cruz, 831.423.6131.
Open Mic - A comfortable venue for musicians, poets, magicians, and other artists of all ages to perform before a live audience. Refreshments provided. Second Wednesday of every month, 7pm. Free., 831.689.0670. Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Santa Cruz County, 6401 Freedom Blvd, Aptos (Santa Cruz).
Stitchers-by-the-Sea Meeting - The local chapter of Embroiderers' Guild of America meets and weaves yarns; public welcome. This meeting will feature stitching a lacy canvas scissors case. Second Wednesday of every month, 7pm. Free, 831.475.1853. Dominican Hospital Rehab Center, 610 Frederick St, Santa Cruz.
The Speaker's Gym - Instructor Noel Murphy provides leadership coaching and public speaking skills every week. www.thespeakersgym.com. Wednesdays, 7-9:30pm. 831.238.1234. Discovery Gym, 75 Mt. Hermon Rd., Scotts Valley (Santa Cruz).