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.
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).
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.
Museum of Art & History - Planet Ord: A multi-media exhibition about the murals and traces of lives left behind when the former military base Fort Ord was decommissioned. Gallery hours: Tues-Sun, 11am-5pm. Thru July 20. 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.
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.
Pulse of Nature - Oil paintings by Maggie Renner Hellmann: Seascapes, landscapes and flowers. Tuesdays-Sundays, thru April 30. 831.426.8466. VinoCruz, 725 Front St #101, Santa Cruz, 831.426.8466.
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.
Baby Feeding Circle - A chance to relax, feed your baby and chat with other new mothers. Open to all mothers and babies. Tuesdays, 1:30-2:30pm. free, 831.325.2620. Luma Yoga & Family Center, 1010 Center 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.
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.
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).
Beat Sanctuary - A weekly class for exploring exercise and spirituality through dance. Wednesdays, 7:30-9:15pm. $15, 585.278.0080. A dance class for exploring authentic movement as connection, exercise, prayer and spiritual practice. Wednesdays, 7:30-9:15pm. $15. Santa Cruz Yoga, 402 Ingalls Street, Santa Cruz, 831.227.2156.
The Comedy Cooperative - A weekly night of stand-up comedy run as a cooperative by a group of comics. Wednesdays, 8:30-10pm. $1-$10 donation. Art Bar & Cafe, 1060 River St., Santa Cruz.
English Country Dance - Second and fourth Thursdays of each month; beginners welcome. Second and Fourth Thursday of every month. $5-$7, 831.426.8621. Peace United Church of Christ, 900 High St, Santa Cruz, 831.423.1626.
Felix Kulpa Gallery - The Printed Mark: Printmaking from the Monterey Peninsula Printmakers Club - over 60 artists. Gallery hours: Thurs-Sun, noon-6pm. Thru April 27. Free, 408.373.2854. Felix Kulpa Gallery, 107 Elm St, Santa Cruz, 408.373.2854.
A Course In Miracles Study Group - A weekly meeting on learning how to forgive and live in peace. Drop-ins are welcome. Thursdays, 7-9pm. 831.272.2246. The Barn Studio, 104b Park Way South, Santa Cruz.
Miracle Working - Spiritual teacher Dominique Free leads a weekly class on cultivating the consciousness to heal, overcome, succeed and create miracles. Thursdays, 7-8pm. 831.359.0423. Conscious Lounge, 1651A El Dorado Av @ Capitola Rd, Santa Cruz.
Comedy Open Mic - A rotation of the best up-and-coming stand-up comedy acts from the Bay Area. Thursdays, 8:30pm. Free, 831.423.7717. Blue Lagoon, 923 Pacific Ave, Santa Cruz, 831.423.7117.
Grief Support - A lunchtime drop-in support group for adults grieving the death of a family member or friend. Tues. 6-7pm at 125 Heather Terrace, Aptos; Fri. noon-1pm at 5403 Scotts Valley Dr. Ste. D, Scotts Valley. free, 831.430.3000. Various sites, NA, Santa Cruz.
Touched by Adoption Group - Adoptive families, adult adoptees, families waiting to adopt and birth parents meet monthly to connect in a safe, confidential setting; childcare available with a week's notice. Last Saturday of every month, 10am-12pm. Free, 866.219.1155. Live Oak Family Resource Center, 1438 Capitola Rd, Santa Cruz.