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Save up to 30 percent at the 2015 ParkStore Holiday Sale
The annual ParkStore Holiday Sale will be Friday to Sunday, Dec. 4-6 at the Santa Cruz Mission State Historic Park ParkStore, 144 School St. in Santa Cruz.
Friends members enjoy a 30 percent discount on merchandise, and nonmembers receive a 20 percent discount. Friends of Santa Cruz State Parks memberships also are available for purchase for $25 during the sale, and the 30 percent discount is applicable immediately. Hilltromper has a preview of the Holiday Sale.
The Holiday Sale begins Friday evening with a special First Friday event. Ooh! Look! Photography will be on display, kids can craft papel picado, there will be live music by a Spanish trio and Mutari hot chocolate will be served. Learn more on Facebook.
Holiday Sale hours are 4-8 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and 12-4 p.m. Sunday.

Remembering Fred Webster


On October 11, 2015 after a long struggle with cancer, we lost our dear friend and colleague Fred Webster, the structural engineer on the Castro Adobe project.

Fred Webster was an outstanding engineer, and we were blessed to have a man of such experience and knowledge of adobe structures and seismic strengthening principles involved in our project. We will miss his expertise, dependability, and dedication, but mostly we will miss his smile, interest and engagement in our issues, whether professional or personal, and his patience and openness.  Fred Webster was an extraordinary human being and that humanity is what we miss most.

The family of Fred Webster has requested that those wishing to support the restoration of the Castro Adobe while remembering Fred, may donate to Friends of Santa Cruz State Parks in his nameMessages of condolence may also be sent to Fred’s family in care of Friends.

Thank You.
Celebrate Holidays on the Rancho
Enjoy Holidays on the Rancho during the final Castro Adobe State Historic Park Open House of 2015, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 5. 

Visitors can tour the property, including the recently restored cocina (kitchen) and the Potter-Church Garden. There also will be holiday activities for kids and families, live music from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., and a new State Park Interpretive Ranger and volunteers will be on-hand to offer information about the restoration process. Enjoy holidays refreshments including churned hot chocolate and sweet tamales with strawberries, pineapples and raisins. 
Learn more on our website.
Bring the family out to Holidays on the Ranch.
Celebrate the Winter Holidays as folks did in Californio, Victorian, and early 20th Century Santa Cruz with crafts to make, games to play, cookies to decorate, wagon rides, wreath and candle making, view living history demonstrations inside historic houses. There also will be a holiday music sing-along. hot drinks and baked goods for sale. 

The event is free. Parking is $10 and supports the park.
Learn more on our website.
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