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AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am
Enjoy the annual tournament with a charity shoot out, celebrity challenge and pro golfer, Feb. 4-10. For schedule, tickets and more information, visit attpbgolf.com.
Frog Pond Wetland Reserve
The Del Rey Oaks Frog Pond Reserve, which is open to all with no access permit requirement, offers 17 acres of refuge to a variety of wildlife, including the Pacific tree frog. Take a gentle walk in the redwoods and coastal oaks and enjoy nature. The park is located at 650 Canyon Del Rey Blvd, Del Rey Oaks. The park welcomes pets on a leash. Parking is available along Highway 218/Canyon Del Rey. Information: (831) 659-4488.
T’ai Chi Chih – Joy Through Movement
A free t’ai chi chih class with the goal of developing the ability to move through the forms with a focused awareness and minimal physical effort is offered Wednesdays from 5:30-6:30 p.m. at the Unitarian Universalist Church of the Monterey Peninsula, 490 Aguajito Road in Carmel. Information: (831) 484-2238, email@example.com.
Twilight Bicycle Ride
Take to the track and experience the thrill of pedaling Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca, 1021 Monterey-Salinas Highway, Monterey, on Wednesday, Feb. 13 from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Ride the challenging 300-foot climb and descent down the “world famous” Corkscrew. Informal setting, open to all levels. Helmets are required. Cost: $10. Information: (831) 242-8201, www.mazdaraceway.com.
Wharf Walk at Fisherman’s Wharf
Winter is a great time for visiting Monterey’s Old Fisherman’s Wharf and going whale watching. Learn about the fishing industry history in our area. Saturday, Feb. 2, at Fisherman’s Wharf, Monterey. Information: (831) 633-4444, firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Y offers a variety of programs including fencing classes, youth basketball and lacrosse and homework assistance at 600 Camino El Estero. Open Tuesday-Friday, 11:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Information: (831) 373-4167.
Santa Cruz County
Community Free Friday
Experience the Seymour Marine Discovery Center (at the end of Delaware Avenue, Santa Cruz) and its marine life exhibits free on Community Free Friday: Feb. 8, March 8, Sept. 13, Oct. 11 and Nov. 8, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Information: (831) 459-3800, seymourcenter.ucsc.edu.
Early & Fit
Learn to build on a foundation of alignment and posture at the Early & Fit: Wake Up and Smell the Coffee Session 1, Mon., Wed. and Fri., Feb. 11-March 8, 6:30-7:30 a.m. in the Cabrillo College Gymnasium, 6550 Soquel Drive, Aptos. Though coffee is not served, a warm-up followed by cardio work and strength training are on the menu. All levels welcome. Cost: $140. Registration: (831) 479-6331, Cabrillo Extension Office, 6500 Soquel Drive, Bldg. 2100A, Aptos.
Elkhorn Slough Reserve
Learn about the unique Elkhorn Slough Reserve on a docent-led guided tour, weekly at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m., and on the first Saturday of the month at 8:30 a.m. Meet at the reserve. Free. Information: (831) 728-2822, elkhornslough.org.
Marine Mammal Research Tour
Go behind the scenes at Long Marine Lab, Sunday, Jan. 27, 2-3:30 p.m. Learn about the work of scientists and their studies of dolphins, seals, sea lions and whales. Tour is best suited for adults and children 10 and older. Space is limited. Cost: $4-$6, members free. Reservations and directions: (831) 459-3800.
Monarch Butterfly Grove Tours
Join the public tours, Saturdays and Sunday, through January with a docent naturalist and see monarch butterflies wintering in Santa Cruz at Natural Bridges State Park, Santa Cruz at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. Free. Information and current update: (831) 423-4609, thatsmypark.org.
Nature Exploration Walks
The Wetlands Nature Center at Ramsay Park offers free exploration walks Sundays at 1:30 p.m. starting at the center, 30 Harkins Slough Road, Watsonville. Binoculars are provided. Rain cancels. Information: (831) 768-1622, wetlandsofwatsonville.org.
Marine scientists offer public lectures with photography, video and stories of their work every third Sunday of the month at the Seymour Marine Discovery Center, end of Delaware Ave., Santa Cruz from 1-2 p.m. Information: (831) 459-3800, seymourcenter.ucsc.edu.
Watsonville Nature Walks
Join the guided exploration walks in the wetlands, Sundays at 1:30 p.m. Meet at the Nature Center, 30 Harkins Slough Road. Binoculars provided. All ages welcome. Weather permitting. Free. Information: (831) 768-1622, wetlandsofwatsonville.org.
Take a short, guided tour of the Santa Cruz wharf Saturdays and Sundays, year-round from 1-3 p.m. and learn about marine research, sea lions, red tides, and view wildlife from a ½-mile out to sea without leaving shore. Free. Information: (831) 459-3800, seymourcenter.ucsc.edu.
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