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Wool, Spinning, and Weaving at the Santa Cruz Mission
Saturday, May 30 at 1 pm
How di an isolated settlement clothe the hundreds of people who lived there? Take an in depth look at the cloth industry of Mission Santa Cruz. We will follow the path of wool from the sheep to the shirt. You will have the chance to try your hand at a drop spindle and spin your own wool. The event is free. Rain or shine.

Building Methods at the Mission
Saturday, June 6 at 1 pm

Come and see how the oldest building in town was made. We will look at the materials used by the Ohlone to build their homes and then at the materials used by the Spanish to build Mission Santa Cruz. You will have the chance to get your hands dirty and make your own mini abode brick. The event is free. Rain Cancels. The Santa Cruz Mission State Historic Park is located on School St. off of Mission and Emmet Street in Santa Cruz. Please call (831) 425-5849 for more information.

Guided Adobe Tour
Saturday, June 13 at 1 pm
Saturday, June 27 at 1 pm
Join us at the Santa Cruz Mission State Historic Park for a guided tour of the oldest building in Santa Cruz. Come learn about the many families who have called this 180 year old mission adobe their home. This event is free. Tours are conducted rain or shine. The Santa Cruz Mission State Historic Park is located on School St. off of Mission and Emmet Street in Santa Cruz. Please call (831) 425-5849 for more information.

Junior Rangers: Papel Picado & Cascarones at the Santa Cruz Mission
Thursday, June 18 from 11 am to 12:15 pm
Junior Rangers is a statewide program for kids ages 7 to 12 year olds. Prepare for a California style celebration! We will make traditional paper flags and playful confetti filled eggs. Space is limited. Register by calling 831 425-5849. The Santa Cruz Mission State Historic Park is located on School St. off of Mission and Emmet Street in Santa Cruz.

Gardens of Time
Friday, June 19 from 1 pm to 2 pm
Stroll through history as you visit the various gardens within our courtyard and patio. We can learn a good deal about people who lived here in the past by exploring the plants they used and cultivated. Tour our native plant gardens, demonstration vegetable beds and Victorian "Nearyland". Take home history in a seed. The event is free. Rain Cancels.

Drop In Family Craft ¨C Paper Poppies at the Santa Cruz Mission
Saturday, June 20 from 1 pm to 3:30 pm
Enjoy an informal afternoon at this hidden jewel near downtown Santa Cruz. Create a bouquet of poppies to celebrate spring in California. This event is free.¡¡ Rain or Shine. The Santa Cruz Mission State Historic Park is located on School St. off of Mission and Emmet Street in Santa Cruz. Please call (831) 425-5849 for more information.

Junior Rangers: Branding & Leatherwork at the Santa Cruz Mission
Thursday, June 25 from 11 am to 12:15 pm
Junior Rangers is a statewide program for kid¡¯s ages 7 to 12 year olds. We will study the lives of California Vaqueros, demonstrate a branding iron, and craft with leather. Space is limited. Register by calling 831 425-5849. The Santa Cruz Mission State Historic Park is located on School St. off of Mission and Emmet Street in Santa Cruz.

Old Fashioned Campfire for the Whole Family at the Mission
Friday, June 26 from 5:30 pm to 8 pm
Bring your picnic dinner and lawn chairs. Make a fresh tortilla on the comal as we enjoy live music. Then we will gather around the campfire for songs, skits, and stories. What a great way to relax into summer with the best views of Santa Cruz! The event is free. The Santa Cruz Mission State Historic Park is located on School St. off of Mission and Emmet Street in Santa Cruz. Please call (831) 425-5849 for more information.