Thursday, June 22, 2006
BUILD A BUDGET | MONTEREY—Money is the issue at the Monterey County Business Council’s Annual Economic Development Forum, which includes a demonstration of the game “California Budget Challenge,” where participants can formulate a state budget. Fun. 7:30am-2pm. Hyatt Regency Monterey, 1 Old Golf Course Rd., Monterey. $75. 883-9443.
ENTREPRENEUR-A-RAMA | MARINA—The Central Coast Small Business Development Center and the Marina Technology Cluster offer “New Entrepreneur Training: Workshops and Counseling.” 3-6pm. Marina Technology Cluster, Room 156, 3180 Imjin Rd., Suite 149, Marina. Free. 479-6136.
WIN A DATE WITH A MAYOR | SEASIDE—Not really. Instead, the Salinas Valley Chamber invites the public to the second annual Lunch with Elected Officials. This year’s officials include a slew of mayors and the Board of Supervisors. 11:30am-1pm. Embassy Suites, 1441 Canyon Del Rey, Seaside. $30/members; $40/non-members. 424-7611.
SEASIDE HISTORY | SEASIDE—Historian and scholar Carol McKibben discusses her efforts to collect and record Seaside’s unique history for an upcoming book. 1pm. Seaside Library, 550 Harcourt Ave., Seaside. Free. 899-2055.
GET HEALTHY | SALINAS—Free health screenings include tests for high-blood pressure, vision, dental and diabetes. 10am-2pm. Saint Mary’s Catholic Church, 424 Towt St., Salinas. Free. 210-8549.
PIZZA FOR PAGES | SALINAS—The Salinas Public Library kicks off their Summer Reading Club. Children can earn free pizza and books for reading. For more information, call or visit: Cesar Chavez Library, 615 Williams Rd., 758-7345; El Gabilan Library, 1400 North Main St., 758-7302; or John Steinbeck Library, 350 Lincoln Ave., 758-7311.
BALANCING THE BOOKS | SALINAS—County Supervisors vote on the proposed $879.8 million budget at today’s meeting. 9:30am. Monterey County Government Center Supervisors’ Chambers, 168 West Alisal St., First Floor, Salinas. Free. 755-5066.