Events and happenings


Drop-in Grief Support Group

Fridays at 12:00 pm in Scotts Valley.  Please call (831) 430-3000 for directions.

Visit our Grief Support Services page for more groups and information.


9/13/14 Memorial Wall Open House

Saturday, September 13th
1:00 - 2:30 pm
Hospice of Santa Cruz County,940 Disc Drive, Scotts Valley

Please join us as we gather, remember and celbrate those named on the Redwood Grove Memorial Wall.  A brief service at 1:30 includes the placing of flowers on the wall.  Light refreshments and gathering in the company of friends will follow.  Call Adrienne Meier at 430-3086 for more information.  Your family and friends are encouraged to attend.  For more information on the Redwood Grove Memorial Wall, please visit our Honor Your Loved Ones page.


9/15/14 Applications are Due for Volunteer Visitor Training!

Become a hospice volunteer.  Hospice of Santa Cruz County is looking for friendly, compassionate adults to share four or more hours a wekk with families caring for a dying loved one.  Our training is especially designed to prepare Volunteers to perform this vital service.  We welcome applications from anyone who is an understanding listener and who wants to work in an intimate helping situation. Training begins September 23rd.  Visit our Volunteer Page for more information.


9/27/14 Gourmet Grazing on the Green

Saturday, September 27th
12:00 - 4:00 pm
Aptos Village Park, 100 Aptos Creek Rd., Aptos

Santa Cruz Cancer Benefit Group's annual Food & Wine Festival benefitting Hospice and organizations supporting people living with cancer.  For more information visit Santa Cruz Cancer Benefit Events page.


10/5/14 Oktoberfest!

Sunday, October 5, 2014
12:00 -4:00 pm
Santa Cruz Elks Lodge, 150 Jewel Street, Santa Cruz 


Friends of Hospice presents its 31st Annual Oktoberfest. There’s something for everyone at this family friendly event: food, music, a drawing for cash prizes, silent and live auctions that include vacations and weekend get-aways; fine wines from local wineries; original artwork by local artisans; tickets to sports events and area shows; and gift certificates to the area’s best restaurants, stores and beauty salons. Admission is free.  Have a fun day for a great cause! 



11/7/14 Sockshop & Shoe Company Hospice Benefit

Friday, November 7, 2014
5:30 - 8:30 pm
Sockshop & Shoe Company, 1515 Pacific Ave., Santa Cruz

Join us for a First Friday open house, music, food, raffles and art exhibit focused on children's grief support.



12/2/14 #GivingTuesday

Tuesday, December 2nd
All Day

We have a day for giving thanks. We have two for getting deals.  Now, we have #GivingTuesday, a global day dedicated to giving back.  On Tuesday, December 2, 2014 charities, families, businesses, community centers and students around the world will come together for one common purpose:  to celebrate generosity and to give.  Visit our #GivingTuesday page for more information.


12/7/14 Tree of Lights

Sunday, December 7th
5:30 pm
Temple Beth El, 3055 Porter Gulch Rd., Aptos

Join us for our annual tree lighting ceremony as we remember our loved ones throughout the holiday season.


12/12/14 Tree of Lights & Celebration of Roses - A Pajaro Valley Tradition

Friday, December 12th
Time to be announced
Ave Maria Memorial Chapel, 609 Main St., Watsonville

Early dawn tree lighting, memorial rose ceremony and refreshments.  Call Adrienne Meier at 430-3086 for time and details.



1/28/14 Bittersweet Bistro Dining for Hospice

Wednesday, January 28th
First seating at 5:30 pm
Bittersweet Bistro, 787 Rio Del Mar Blvd., Aptos

Enjoy dinner while supporting Hospice of Santa Cruz County.  Hospice will receive 1/3 of your dinner bill.  Call 662-9799 to reserve a table and mentnion you're dining for Hospice of Santa Cruz County.