Watsonville native Kabwasa (left) has collaborated with Watsonville organizations, artists and car clubs to produce his music videos. —photo by Joey Rodriguez Ontiveros

Kabwasa to perform in Watsonville

Singer-songwriter Kabwasa, a Watsonville native, will return to his hometown for a show on Oct. 28.

Kabwasa will be joined by special guests at Cerveceros Union Tap Room, 410 Rodriguez St. in Watsonville, at 7pm.

The performance is open to those age 18 and over.

Admission is $10 in advance or $15 at the door. To purchase tickets, visit tinyurl.com/3p5a68v9.

Fundraiser benefits Yoga for All Movement

Yoga for All Movement will mark its seventh anniversary with a fundraiser and celebration on Oct. 15 from 4-6:30pm at Woodhouse Blending & Brewing, 119 Madrone St. in Santa Cruz.

The nonprofit organizes movement and mindfulness classes for individuals experiencing substance use disorders, youth in schools, youth and adults experiencing incarceration, isolated seniors, the LGBTQ+ community, people with mental health needs and economically disadvantaged communities. 

It works with various organizations throughout Santa Cruz County, including Janus of Santa Cruz, Watsonville Senior Center, Rountree and Si Se Puede in Watsonville.

“Research confirms that mindfulness and yoga are effective interventions for PTSD, self-regulation, depression, anxiety, self-esteem issues, complex trauma, and have the power to positively impact physical health and mental well-being,” said Hannah Muse, president of the Yoga for All Movement. “Everyone deserves access to these invaluable tools—especially those who find themselves in extremely difficult circumstances like incarceration, addiction recovery, and mental health crisis—often left behind by society. At the Yoga for All Movement, we are making that access a reality; here, in our beloved community of Santa Cruz.”

Tickets for the Oct. 15 event can be purchased at givebutter.com/0vIIoR.

NAMI to celebrate new Watsonville location

NAMI Santa Cruz County will celebrate the opening of its new location in Watsonville on Oct. 24. 

The Open House event will begin at noon at 35 Penny Lane, Suite 2. Light refreshments will be served.

NAMISCC (National Alliance on Mental Illness for Santa Cruz County) provides services to those with mental illness. Its programs are offered at no cost in both Spanish and English.

Services include support groups, classes, Help Lines and mental health presentations in schools and in the community. All services are led by trained facilitators who are “peers,” who have experienced mental illness themselves.

If you or a loved one are experiencing mental health challenges, call the NAMISCC English Help Line at 427.8020 or Spanish at 205.7074.

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