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  • The Green Side of E-waste

    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 ...

  • Chanticleer cardboard baler is running

    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 ...

  • Labor Day Hours

    Labor Day Hours

    The Thrift Store and Chanticleer and Buena Vista Landfill Recycling Centers will all be open normal hours on Labor Day, Monday, September 4. The office, food distribution warehouse and kitchen will be closed ...

  • Cooking Class with Chef Poppy

    Cooking Class with Chef Poppy

    THIS Saturday, June 23 at 10am at Grey Bears. Join Chef Poppy as she creates a simple and delicious seasonal meal. Normally the 4th Saturday monthly, Chef Poppy's cooking class always offers new ...

  • 45th Annual Harvest Picnic

    45th Annual Harvest Picnic

    Your day in the park! Join us TODAY, Tuesday, September 18, 11:30am at Harvey West Park for the Grey Bears 45th Annual Harvest Picnic. Enjoy a savory barbecue lunch (veggie options), canopy seating, live ...

  • Summer Celebration & 1/2-Off Sale

    Summer Celebration & 1/2-Off Sale

    This Wednesday, August 1 Join us for the Grey Bears Summer Celebration & Thrift Store Sale Food served 11am - 1pm; Store hours 10am-3pm. Eat, visit, shop, enjoy! Food & Barbecue, Refreshments, Thrift Store Storewide 1/2-Off Sale, ...

  • New thrift store building is open

    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 at Grey Bears

    Men's group at Grey Bears

    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 at 12:30pm. For more information contact ...

  • Spring 2017 Newsletter

    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 through Chair Yoga

    Become pain free through Chair Yoga

    Did you wake up feeling stiff and achy this morning? Join the club... most people over the age of 50 probably did, too. This doesn't mean you have to go the whole day ...

  • Joe Jurnecka celebrates 100

    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

    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

    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

    Support Groups at Grey Bears

    Support groups for men and women at Grey Bears start soon! Explore issues such as life transitions, aging, relationships, increasing happiness and wellness, and other topics in a comfortable, friendly space. Women's group ...

  • Simple, Healthy Recipes 4 U

    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 ...

  • Habitat with Humanity Partnership

    Habitat with Humanity Partnership

    Grey Bears is excited to be partnering with Habitat for Humanity to help find two new participants for the My House My Home program! Please contact Mark Trabing at (831)-469-4663 to see if ...