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  • Santa Cruz Gives

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    We are excited to be part of Santa Cruz Gives and Good Times Holiday Giving. Every dollar raised during this Holiday fundraising drive is spent on healthy food - for the 4,200 seniors we serve each ...

  • Holiday Hours at Grey Bears

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    Holiday Hours Chanticleer Recycling Center: Open Every Day, 7:30am–3:45pm, except: Open Dec 24 till 12-noon, closed Dec 25; and open Dec 31 till 12-noon, closed Jan 1. Buena Vista Recycling Center: Open Mon–Sat, 7:30am–3:30pm, except: ...

  • 43rd Annual Holiday Dinner

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    THIS Sunday, December 4 at 11:30am - celebrate the holidays at the Grey Bears 43rd Annual Holiday Dinner at the Santa Cruz Civic Auditorium. The sights, sounds and aromas of the season - ...

  • Love Mondays at Discretion Brewery

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    TODAY - Monday, November 14 till 9pm, join us for Love Mondays at Discretion Brewery when 20% of beer sales support Grey Bears. We'll be offering a free raffle and special surprises starting ...

  • Amazon Smiles supports Grey Bears

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    Did you know that when you shop Amazon.com you can designate Grey Bears to receive a percentage of your purchase? We have a unique AmazonSmile link that makes it easier for you to ...

  • Grey Bears in Sentinel Letters

    (Santa Cruz Sentinel, Letters to the Editor, October 3, 2016) -- It all started with a flat tire and a dead cell phone in front of Grey Bears last week. I asked Karen ...

  • “Better Balance” Chair Yoga Workshop

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    Saturday, November 12, 10am-11:30am - Join teacher Suzi Mahler for "Better Balance," a workshop designed to help us understand why we lose balance as we age,  and what steps we can take to ...

  • Free Senior Dental Day!

    Saturday, October 15, 2016 - Dientes Community Dental Care and Grey Bears team up to present “Give Seniors a Smile Day” on Saturday, October 15 at Dientes. Dientes and volunteer hygienists from the ...

  • Fall 2016 newsletter is here

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    The Fall 2016 newsletter is out, featuring the latest news on the new building construction, online books volunteers, upcoming events and classes, a Free Senior Dental Day with Dientes Dental Care on Oct ...

  • Volunteer Spotlight on Karen Monson

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    Karen Monson, volunteer in the Grey Bears online book cove. Born in Fargo, ND in 1943. "The winters are very cold and the summers are very hot. Fargo has its own unique beauty." Family: "I ...

  • Free Books!

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    THIS Saturday, October 1, 10am-3pm - The Grey Bears bookstore presents a Free Book Day in the warehouse at 2710 Chanticleer Ave in Santa Cruz. Browse through thousands of books sure to engage, fascinate ...

  • Join us at the 2016 Harvest Picnic!

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    The Grey Bears 43rd Annual Harvest Picnic will fill Harvey West Park in Santa Cruz with fun and revelry on Tuesday, September 20, 2016. Mingle with friends under the redwoods and canopy seating ...

  • Hundreds of California recycling centers close – what now?

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    Blue bins piled high with gleaming cans and pink plastic bags bulging with plastic jugs snaked up to the recycling center outside a Foods Co. on a recent Wednesday morning, with customers lined ...

  • The Fight for the “Right to Repair”

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    Manufacturers have made it increasingly difficult for individuals or independent repair people to fix electronics. A growing movement is fighting back. From The Smithsonian Magazine, by Emily Matcher, July 13, 2016 Fifty years ago, if ...

  • Donate your vehicle to Grey Bears

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    Ready to let go of your old trusty car, RV, motorcycle, bike or boat? Honor those faithful years of service by donating her to Grey Bears! We'll make the transfer of your vehicle ...

  • Need food? Sign up today!

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    Necesitan alimentos? Click here to sign up for the Brown Bag Program to begin receiving a weekly bag of groceries each week. We distribute a shopping bag filled with fresh produce and healthy staples to ...