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  • Check out our winter 2017 newsletter

    Our latest newsletter features the latest on Grey Bears - the 44th Annual Holiday Dinner on December 3rd, two November thrift store sales, the Green Side of E-waste and passage of a new to-go ...

  • The Green Side of E-waste

    While many of us have our eye on the newest iPhone or computer, a group of Grey Bears volunteers is more interested in the electronics we leave behind. Roland Law, Charles Wolf, Greg ...

  • 44th Annual Holiday Dinner

    THIS Sunday, December 3rd, the sights and sounds of the holidays will welcome you in to our annual holiday gala at the Santa Cruz Civic Auditorium at 11:30am. Enjoy delicious food lovingly prepared ...

  • Chanticleer cardboard baler is running

    Our cardboard baler is now operating at Chanticleer. We gratefully accept all quantities of cardboard. Due to market restrictions we can no longer accept hard plastics (toys, play structures, patio furniture, storage bins, nursery ...

  • Cooking Class with Chef Poppy

    This Saturday, August 26 at 10am at Grey Bears. The summer harvest bounty is all around us. Join Chef Poppy as she creates a simple and delicious blueberry cobbler. Poppy says, "I served this ...

  • 44th Annual Harvest Picnic

    Your day in the park! Join us this Tuesday, September 19, 11:30am at Harvey West Park for the 44th Annual Harvest Picnic! Enjoy a savory barbecue lunch (veggie options), canopy seating, live music by ...

  • Thrift Store Grand Opening is Aug 1

    Celebrate with us at the Grand Opening of the New Thrift Store Building TODAY! Tuesday, August 1, 11:00am Ribbon cutting, food & barbecue, refreshments Storewide 1/2-Off Sale all day This year marks nearly three years since a fire ...

  • New thrift store building is open

    (Santa Cruz Sentinel, by Jondi Gumz) -- Cindy Rady was pleased as punch with her finds Friday. She had a foldable colander, a jeweled tray, an ice cream scoop, a corkscrew and two ...

  • Men’s group starts today

    Looking for advice or to talk about issues around aging, health, family matters, relationships and other topics? Grey Bears offers a men's group that meets on Tuesdays. Six week sessions; next one starts ...

  • Spring 2017 Newsletter

    The spring 2017 newsletter is out, including the latest on our new thrift store building, volunteer spotlights on Linda Babcock (pictured) and Joe Jurnecka, pain relief through chair yoga, the amazing health benefits ...

  • Become pain free with Chair Yoga

    Do you wake up feeling stiff and achy? Join the club... most people over the age of 50 do. This doesn't mean you have to go the whole day feeling stiff and moving ...

  • Joe Jurnecka celebrates 100

    Joe Jurnecka celebrated his 100th birthday last Thursday morning while volunteering on the Grey Bears brown bag line. At 8am, 75 other volunteers, including daughter Wendy, stopped filling bags with vegetables, greens, oranges, ...

  • Volunteer Spotlight: Linda Babcock

    Linda Babcock Born May 30, 1950 in San Mateo. "My mom and many relatives still live there." Business and art: "Two friends and I had clothing design business in the 80's in San Jose. I ...

  • Recycling goes where? Why everyone’s confused

    With varying rules city-to-city, it’s not always easy being green By Angela Hill, Bay Area News Group, April 20, 2017 So there you are, in your kitchen, holding an empty juice carton and the fate ...

  • Support Groups at Grey Bears

    Looking for a comfortable, confidential space to explore issues such as life transitions, relationships, increasing happiness and wellness? Grey Bears offers 6-week support groups for women on Fridays (next one starts October 13), ...

  • Simple, Healthy Recipes 4 U

    Try one of the dozens of delicious recipes by Chef Poppy and from past newsletters that feature vegetables, fruit and healthy staples like rice, split peas and lentils. Click here to check out ...