Events & Tours
Come to a free event or tour and learn more about final arrangement pre-planning. Please RSVP for an event by contacting me with the date you are interested in. Light meal served at some events.
See descriptions and location information below
Advance Planning Seminar
Next event TBD.
Ask the Experts Getting your affairs in order
Wednesday, March 22nd: Noon and 5:30PM, Benito & Azzaro
Is Green Burial for you?
Thursday, May 11th: 11:30PM and 6:00PM, Benito & Azzaro
Purissima Green Cemetery Tours
Noon Tours, must RSVP (see below)
March 15, Wednesday
April 15, Saturday (Earth Day Event)
Or contact Patricia for a private tour.
To RSVP for any event, questions or to schedule a private consultation
email, call or text Patricia from the Contact page (click here).
Belong to an organization, club or group and would like to host a talk? Please contact me.
Advance Planning Overview
Are you someone who wants to pick a final resting place and get funeral planning done but doesn’t know how to proceed? Learn how advance funeral planning can organize your wishes and protect loved ones from unnecessary burden. Join us for a short informational presentation and light meal to see how easy it is to get your affairs in order.
Some of the benefits include:
• Removes burden on others.
• Feel good about having things set up the way you want.
• Part of every Advance Healthcare Directive, will, trust or estate plan
Come to this no obligation free event and learn about the steps and many options available. Join us for a complimentary light meal and see how easy it is to take the first step.
Location: Benito & Azzaro Pacific Gardens Chapel (parking in back) 1050 Cayuga Street Santa Cruz, California 95062 (parking in back). To attend RSVP contact Patricia with the date you plan to attend. Or contact her to schedule a private no-obligation review
Starts promptly, please allow time for parking. To RSVP Contact Patricia (click here) with date of attendance. or tel/txt: 831-756-1381 for more information or to schedule a private consultation.
Is Green Burial for you? More on green burial options…
Come discover green burial as an environmentally friendly natural back to the earth option for final wishes planning. See a slideshow of what the options are, who offers them, why and how to pick a peaceful resting place. Take a virtual tour of the Purissima Green Burial Grounds overlooking the Pacific and the Sea Spirit burial at sea service. Planning for yourself and family helps set things up the way you want and can make things easier for everyone. Q&A session after presentation. A light meal will be served. Presenter: Patricia Kimie.
To RSVP Contact Patricia (click here) with date of attendance. or tel/txt: 831-756-1381 or 831-295-8158 for more information or to schedule a private consultation.
Tuesday, January 17th 6PM, Live Oak Grange
Wednesday, January 18th 2PM, Live Oak Grange
The Grange. 1900 17th Avenue, Santa Cruz 95062 (parking available in lot) (space limited to 30).
Thursday, May 11th: 11:30PM and 6:00PM, Benito & Azzaro
Purissima Green Cemetery Tour Purissima natural burial grounds photos, map & info…
Come join us for a guided walking tour of the Purissima natural green burial grounds overlooking the Pacific. See an example of environmentally friendly green burial and learn the history of the cemetery. For those coming form Santa Cruz we typically meet at the Davenport Roadhouse parking lot about one hour before the event. Or contact us for directions to meet us at the cemetery. A historical guide and map will be provided. Please be sure to RSVP in advance, Rain cancels. Call or text Patricia at 831-756-1381 or email from the Contact page (click here).
April 15, Saturday. Earth Day Event – Come learn about Purissima. Historical talks, tours and more to be announced. Save the date and spread the word.
Why green? Green burial is a natural return-to-earth option. Traditional burials and cremations create a lot of greenhouse emissions and significant amount of carbon dioxide. Cremation emits enough gas to run a typical house for over a week or drive a SUV over 400 miles. Green burial is an option that has minimal environmental impact that aids in the conservation of natural resources.
Sea Spirit Bay Cruise & Talk
Have you considered burial at sea? Join us on the Sea Spirit, a 50′ boat, for a cruise and short presentation on what your options are for body or cremains placement at sea. Lunch will be served as we embark out into the Santa Cruz/Monterey Bay.
Location: Santa Cruz lower harbor on the end of dock “P”. 333 Lake Ave. Santa Cruz (Parking by meter in lot or walk in. Starts promptly, please allow time for parking.) RSVP in advance, call or text Patricia at 831-756-1381 or email from the Contact page (click here).
Ask the Experts – Getting your affairs in order
Come learn about Estate Planning, Understanding Medicare and Funeral Pre-planning. Get essential information and answers from trusted local experts on important life planning topics. Attend to get informed on topics that protect your needs & wishes. Join us Wednesday, March 22nd for three short talks with Q&A time. Two event times: Noon and 5:30PM. Presentation includes a light meal with your advance RSVP with a call or text to 831-295-8158. Location: Benito & Azzaro 1050 Cayuga St., Santa Cruz, CA 95062.
To RSVP for any event, or questions email, call or text Patricia from the Contact page (click here).
Talks, events & tours start promptly. Please arrive with enough time for parking. There is free parking for all events at Pacific Gardens Chapel in back.
Belong to an organization, club or group and would like to host a talk? Please contact me
Meet the Experts…
Pamela Fugitt-Hetrick CA Lic. #0D75558
DCD Financial & Insurance Services Lic#0757716
1123 Soquel Ave., Santa Cruz, CA 95062
tel: 831.423.8542 fax: 831.423-5714
Certified Agent for Covered CA
Emily J. Buchbinder
Law Office of Emily J. Buchbinder, J.D., LL.M. Taxation
Certified Legal Specialist in Estate Planning, Trust and Probate Law. A Professional Corporation
525 Capitola Avenue Capitola, CA 95010
tel: 831-462-1313 fax: 831-462-1045
Pre-Planning Specialist / Green Burial Advocate
1050 Cayuga St., Santa Cruz, CA 95062
Cell: 831-756-1381 Office: 831-423-5721
CA Insurance Lic # 0E11938
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Green Burial Information & Tours
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Set things up the way you want
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Don’t leave a burden on others
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