Event highlights for the week of July 5, 2017
How can you regulate your health with what you eat? Beth Love’s Taste Like Love is a collection of principle, culinary classes, programs, services and books that focus on the energy of taste. Tastes Like Love encourages conscious food preparation and will introduce their 30-Day Health Challenge with a whole food, plant-based meal food party. This is a free event, but registration is required and location will be provided upon registration.
Info: 6-9 p.m. Friday, July 7. tasteslikelove.com. Free.
‘Lost Childhoods’ at the MAH
There are 60,000 youth in California’s foster care system. Unfortunately, the risk of homelessness, prison and social stigma is far greater for youth that have gone through the system, which is why the Museum of Art and History is hosting “Lost Childhoods: Voices of Santa Cruz County Foster Youth & Foster Youth Museum.” Through personal belongings, photographs, and artwork, more than 100 current and former foster youths, artists, and advocates from across the county will share their stories. The exhibition also features photography by Ray Bussolari and four different installations that foster youth, created with artists Bridget Henry, Melody Overstreet, Elliott Taylor, and Nada Miljkovic.
Info: 5-9 p.m. Friday, July 7. Solari Gallery, Santa Cruz Museum of Art and History, 705 Front St., Santa Cruz. Free.
In her writing, Joyce Oroz covers the things she loves, like animals, California, relationships, adventure, painting, and mystery. Oroz’s books feature amateur sleuth Josephine Stuart, who happens to be painting one of her Santa Cruz murals when a crime takes place. The story is set in local neighborhoods and the Santa Cruz Mountains backcountry as Josephine plans her artwork, colors, and figuring out who-dunnit. This Saturday, July 8, Oroz will talk about her life as muralist-turned-writer and what it’s been like to live with dyslexia.
Info: 2 p.m. Scotts Valley Branch Library, 251 Kings Village Road, Scotts Valley. Free.