Clubs, Interest, and Service Groups

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Youth Activities
Santa Cruz County Library Information Database – Clubs

Clubs, Sports, & Other Mutual Benefit or Social Bonding Organizations in Santa Cruz County, CA
From list of National Center for Charitable Statistics, comprehensive list with contact information for most.

California Native Plant Society – Santa Cruz Chapter
Local chapter of the society offers bi-monthly meetings in order to appreciate and preserve California’s native plants, through their efforts in education, conservation, and other scientific activities.  For those with the casual interest to those dedicated to nature preservation.

California Rare Fruit Growers (CRFG)
Monterey Bay Area contact:
Santa Clara County contact:
CRFG members share information; exchange seeds, plants and scion wood; give garden tours; exhibit displays and staff information booths at fairs and shows; hold plant sales; and give classes on propagation, pruning and grafting for members. Holds annual Festival of Fruit, chapter meetings, and featured speaker presentations. Meetings and activities are open to the public as well as members.

California Wood Carvers Guild
Santa Cruz Chapter #29
Meetings: Every Tuesday 1- 3 p.m.  and 1st Saturday of each month 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Geocaching Forums

Handweavers Guild of America
Brings together weavers, spinners, dyers, basketmakers, fiber artists and educators. HGA provides educational programs, conferences, and a quarterly publication. Select educational programs, then click on local guilds for those near you. Several guilds exist for those in the Greater San Francisco Bay Area.

Santa Cruz Handweavers Guild
They “encourage the fiber arts, exchange weaving, spinning, and dyeing ideas and promote the spirit of friendly cooperation among those who practice the various fiber arts.”

Santa Cruz Senior Citizens Center
222 Market Street,
Contact: Kate Williams at 831-438-6580, Allen Smith at 831-475-7912, Dave Olson at 831-335-7415, or Harry Bowers at 408-734-3614
Instruction available for all ages at no extra cost above membership dues.

Toastmasters International
Click on the ‘Find’ link for local Toasmasters Clubs where you can learn speaking and leadership skills and practice in front of groups.

US First (Lego and Robotics Programs)
Helps young people become science and technology leaders, by engaging them in mentor-based robotics programs through schools, after-school groups, summer camps and conferences.  Click on the ‘find teams in my area’ box for local groups.