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.


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! 



11/4/14 Shadowbrook Dining for Hospice

Tuesday, November 4, 2014
First seating at 5:30
Shadowbrook Restaurant, 1750 Wharf Road, Capitola-by-the-Sea

Join Friends of Hospice for a delicious dinner at the world class Shadowbrook Restaurant!  Tell your family and friends and make sure to mention you're dining for Hospice.  30% of proceeds will benefit Hospice of Santa Cruz County.


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.


11/18/14 Interfaith Memorial Service

Tuesday, November 18, 2014
7:00 pm
Resurrection Catholic Community Church
7600 Soquel Drive, Aptos

Let us share this time, remembering those we have loved and lost.  Bring a photograph or object of your loved one for our remembrance table.  For more information, please call Hospice of Santa Cruz County (831) 430-3000.



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.