Workshop for parents addresses ‘screen time’

WATSONVILLE — Triple P will hold a workshop for parents titled “Setting Screen Time Limits,” on Monday from 6-7:30 p.m. at La Manzana Community Resources, 18 West Lake Ave., Suite E in Watsonville.

Attendees at the free workshop will learn how “screen time” (TV, computers, tablets, phones, video games) can affect children’s health and behaviors; tips for setting limits for screen time and engaging children in other activities; and what to do if your child refuses to follow the rules about screen time.

This class will be taught in Spanish. 

Triple P seminars and workshops are free and open to the public, unless noted otherwise. Register in advance to receive free childcare.

To register, call 465-2217 or visit


CHP offering traffic safety class

APTOS — The California Highway Patrol is offering a traffic safety program for senior drivers.

The Age Well, Drive Smart Program is designed to provide drivers with the keys to driving safer and driving longer. This program is designed as an educational tool for mature drivers. Topics of discussion will include:

• How to tune up driving skills.

• Refreshing their knowledge of the rules of the road.

• Learning about normal, age-related physical changes and how to adjust to them.

• When it may be time to limit or stop driving.

• Understanding the alternatives to driving.

Age Well, Drive Smart classes are approximately two-and-a-half hours long and are free of charge. These classes are geared toward drivers age 65 and up, but they are open to anyone who feels they can benefit from this information.

The next class will be held Tuesday, June 27 from 10 a.m. to noon at the Aptos branch of the Santa Cruz Public Library, 7695 Soquel Drive.

Space in this class is limited. For information, and to make a reservation, call the Santa Cruz CHP Office at 662-0511.


Free health clinic scheduled

SOQUEL — A two-day free medical clinic will be held Saturday and Sunday at the Soquel Conference Center, 1931 Old San Jose Road, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Services offered include dental care, cholesterol and glucose checks, eye care, physical therapy, nutrition coaching and more.

Services are first-come, first-served.

The clinic is put on by Life Hope Centers, a service of the Seventh-Day Adventist Church. For information, visit


New Music Works to hold fundraiser

SOQUEL — New Music Works will present its 36th annual fundraiser, “The Avant Garden Party,” on Sunday from 2-6 p.m., an all-African afternoon of music, dance and cuisine.

Singer/composer Akindele Bankole will premiere two new songs, accompanied by Bill Walker and friends.

Other featured performers include Domou Africa – Senegalese Dance and Drum Ensemble, Singing Wood Marimba, The Ariose Singers, Philip Collins and Jay Arms, Jennifer Cass and Bill Walker.

Food will be prepared by Chef Jozseph Schultz.

A silent auction will include a six-day South African safari.

The fundraiser will be held at The Garden, 2701 Monterey Ave. in Soquel. For information, visit


Cat adoption event set

SANTA CRUZ — On Saturday, Santa Cruz County Animal Shelter will host the “Meow Luau” Kitten and Cat Adoption event at SCCAS’ Santa Cruz shelter, 1001 Rodriguez St. (corner of Rodriguez and Seventh Avenue), from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

The goal of the event is to adopt cats and kittens into new homes during the busy summer season when there are many homeless animals entering shelters.

This event is a joint partnership between SCCAS and local animal welfare organization Heading Home Animal Rescue.

During the Meow Luau, all kitten and cat adoptions are $50. Adoptions include spay/neuter, microchip (including registration), age-appropriate vaccinations, routine treatment for fleas/worms, and a free pet wellness exam with local participating veterinarians.

Featured events include Michelle Kiba’s Ukulele Academy & Hula Dancers performing from noon-1:30 p.m.; SCCAS veterinarian Dr. Dana Gleason offering information on feline health and veterinary needs from 10-11 a.m.; and Robin Glascock offering a presentation on cat training (including a live demonstration of clicker training to teach tricks to cats) from 2-3 p.m. Refreshments, raffle prizes and a bake sale will be available at the event.

For information, visit

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