Thursday, December 15, 2011
TOY COLLECTION | VARIOUS LOCATIONS – Donate new toys or clothes to families in need for the Monterey Fireman’s Association collection. Drop off locations: 582 Hawthorne St., 401 Dela Vina and 610 Pacific St., Monterey; 600 Pine Ave., Pacific Grove; Sixth and San Carlos, Carmel. Through Dec. 21. Wrap gifts 4-8pm Dec. 21, Monterey High School cafeteria, 101 Hermann Drive. 601-7900.
UNION SCHOLARSHIPS | CASTROVILLE – International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers offers three $500 scholarships to graduating high school seniors in Monterey, Santa Cruz and San Benito counties who have a past or present IBEW union member in their immediate family. To apply, submit a 500-word essay on organized labor in the U.S. today or on how the union affects your family. Due March 9, 2012. 594-7471, www.ibew234.org.
THURSDAY 12 | 15
BYOB FOR A CAUSE | VARIOUS LOCATIONS – Bring Your Own Bag Day encourages consumers to trade plastic for reusable bags, which use fewer resources and are less likely to wind up as litter. Pick up a free bag: 3-6pm at SaveMart on David Ave. and Forest Ave., or Safeway, 1212 Forest Ave., P.G.; 2-5pm at Safeway, Highway 1 and Rio Road, Carmel; 4-6pm Friday at Mi Pueblo, 1712 Fremont Blvd., or Mi Tierra, 1000 Broadway Ave., Seaside. 239-1520, email@example.com.
ASSEMBLY OPEN HOUSE | SALINAS – Assemblymember Luis Alejo and staff meet with constituents to talk about upcoming legislation and government assistance programs. Snacks provided. 5-7pm. 100 West Alisal St., Suite 134. Free. www.asmdc.org/members/a28.
CITY COUNCIL | SEASIDE – Public comment on opening access points to General Jim Moore Boulevard continues. Other agenda items include parking lot light upgrades and animal control services. 7pm. City Hall, 440 Harcourt Ave. 899-6707, www.ci.seaside.ca.us.
SATURDAY 12 | 17
CAMPAIGN KICK-OFF | PACIFIC GROVE – Carmelita Garcia hosts a reception to meet constituents of the new 29th Assembly District and kick off her campaign for the state office. 2-4pm. Pacific Grove Visitor’s Center, 548 Central Ave. Free. 210-6116. http://garciaforassembly.org.