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Santa Cruz Mountains - January Events

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      • December 1 - March 31, 2011 -- Elephant Seal Guided Walking Tours
        Family Fun: Visitors are guided on a 3-mile, 2.5-hour walk through sand dunes, to watch elephant seals in their natural environment. Be sure to make reservations well in advance, as they sell out quickly. This walk begins at the Visitors Center in Ano Nuevo State Park, approx. 30 miles South of Half Moon Bay on Hwy 1.
        Fee: Call for information Time: 9 a.m. Phone Number: (800) 444-4445

      • Every Sunday -- Japantown Farmer's Market
        Market: A year-round market of produce and hand-made goods. Rain or Shine. Jackson Street between Sixth and Seventh Streets, San Jose, CA
        Fee: Free Time: 8:30 a.m. - 12 p.m. Phone Number: (408) 298.4303

      • Every Sunday -- Live Oak/Eastside Farmers Market
        Market: Come by, have breakfast, do your market shopping and enjoy the music. The market houses about 30 vendors at the peak of the season and offers cafe seating and live music. Located in the parking lot of the East Cliff Village Shopping Center, 15th & East Cliff, Santa Cruz, CA
        Fee: Free Time: 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. Phone Number: (831) 454.0566

      • Every Monday -- World Class Jazz
        Live Music: Each Monday evening a world class jazz artist performs at the Kuumbwa Jazz Center in Santa Cruz! Open to all ages. Come for dinner and enjoy the jazz! Call for performance information. The Kuumbwa Jazz Center, 320-2 Cedar Street, Santa Cruz, CA
        Fee: Varies According to Artist Time: Call for information Phone Number: (831) 427.2227

      • Every Tuesday -- Tasting Room Tuesdays at The Fairmont Hotel
        Wine Education: The Pagoda Restaurant at the Fairmont Hotel will be featuring two to four wines from a Santa Cruz Mountains Winery. The wines will be offered by the bottle, half glass, or full glass. Enjoy complimentary appetizers to accompany the wines. 170 South Market Street, San Jose CA
        Fee: Varies Time: 5 p.m. - 7 p.m. Phone Number: (831) 685.8463

      • Every Tuesday -- Michael's On Main
        Wine and Food Education: Please join Michael's On Main for their popular Food and Wine Tasting! Michael's prepares a delicious match to specially selected wines. The food buffet, wine and live music reflect the theme of the evening. 2591 Main Street, Soquel
        Fee: $25 Time: 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. Phone Number: (831) 479.9777

      • Every Tuesday -- 'Two-Fer' Tuesday at Shadowbrook
        Celebration, Live Music: Join us for 'two-fer' one pizzas, appetizers, cocktails, beer and wine. Live music from 6:30p.m.-9:30p.m. Shadowbrook Restaurant, 1750 Wharf Road, Capitola-by-the-Sea, CA
        Fee: Call for information Time: 4 p.m. - 6 p.m. Phone Number: (831) 475.1551

      • Every Wednesday -- Winemaker Wednesdays at Shadowbrook
        Wine & Food Education: Each week, Shadowbrook Restaurant will be featuring 2 to 4 wines from a Santa Cruz Mountain winery, offered by the bottle or the glass. Shadowbrook will prepare gourmet appetizers to pair with the wine. Check our website for schedule. 1750 Wharf Road, Capitoloa-by-the-Sea, CA
        Fee: Price varies per winery Time: 5 p.m. - 8 p.m. Phone Number: (831) 685.8463

      • Every Wednesday -- Downtown Santa Cruz Farmer's Market
        Market, Family Fun: Come to the Downtown Farmers Market. Come and enjoy the new expanded downtown market, including new farms, food vendors and a brand new weekly art and craft fair. One block off of Pacific Avenue at the corner of Lincoln Street and Cedar Street, Santa Cruz, CA
        Fee: Free Time: 2:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. Phone Number: (831) 454.0566

      • Every Thursday -- Barrel Tasting & Wine Dinner at Bonny Doon Vineyard
        Wine & Food Education: Glimpse behind the curtain (into the winery & cellar) to discover the motivations, innovations and inspirations of winemaker Randall Grahm and his unique Dooniverse. Barrel tasting followed by a hosted three-course, prix fixe family-style dinner paired with wines of Bonny Doon Vineyard. Space is limited. Reserve your place at the table today! 328 Ingalls Street, Santa Cruz, CA
        Fee: $50/$45 Wine Club Members Time: 6 p.m. Phone Number: (831) 425.6771

      • Every Friday -- Acoustic Friday and Vino Tabi Winery
        Celebration: Join us Friday nights for acoustic music and Gary's gourmet snappy dog cart. Enjoy wine by the glass, good music and good friends. 334 Ingalls Street "C", Santa Cruz, CA
        Fee: Free Time: 5 p.m. - 9 p.m. Phone Number: 831-426-1809

      • TBA -- Annual Santa Cruz Wine & Crab Taste Off!
        Wine & Food Education: Join us for a day of wine from the Santa Cruz Mountains matched with crab dishes specially prepared by local chefs. You will get the opportunity to taste two crab selections at two restaurants and wine tasting at all four restaurants! Participating restaurants include Paradise Beach Grille in Capitola, Cafe Cruz in Soquel, Ma Maison in Aptos and Sanderlings at Seascape Beach Resort in Aptos. If you would like to taste crab at more than two locations, cost is $16 per additional restaurant. After tasting each crab dish, you vote for your favorite. Attendees also have the opportunity to purchase local wines at great prices. RSVP by purchasing tickets online at the Santa Cruz Mountains Winegrowers Association.
        Fee: $49 Time: 2 p.m. - 5 p.m. Phone Number: 831-685-8463

      • TBA -- Santa Cruz Wineries Passport Event
        Celebration, Wine Education: The Santa Cruz Mountains Winegrowers Association invites you to enjoy the wineries of this extraordinary appellation! Some of our wineries are not open to the public except on Passport days and many pour special wines or barrel samples on these days. Also held the third Saturday of January, April, July and November.
        Fee: $40 Time: 11 a.m. - 5 p.m. Phone Number: (831) 685.8463

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