Thursday, February 3, 2011
SCHOLARSHIP OPPORTUNITY | COUNTYWIDE – Public high school students in Monterey, Carmel, Pacific Grove, Seaside and Marina are eligible to apply for a $3,000 New Millennium Scholarship sponsored by Fishwife Seafood Restaurants and Turtle Bay Taquerias. Eligible graduating seniors should have at least a 3.0 GPA, be actively involved in the community and have overcome adversity. 375-7108. Deadline March 19, applications at www.fishwife.com.
SAVING SEEDS | CARMEL – Volunteers learn restoration techniques from seed collection to propagation and trimming to transplanting. Give back to the earth by learning gardening methods to help the environment at Carmel Middle School’s outdoor classroom. 2-4pm. The Habitat, Carmel Middle School, 4380 Carmel Valley Road. Free. 659-6065. www.carmelunified.org.
DESIGN AND PLANTING | CARMEL – Ecological designer Marie Goulet presents on water conservation, native plants, creating habitat and four-season flowering gardens. The event includes a tour of Rana Creek’s 5-acre native plant nursery and extended discussion on native species. 1pm. Rana Creek Nursery, 35351 E. Carmel Valley Road. Free. 659-2830.
AIDS AWARENESS | SALINAS, SEASIDE, SAND CITY – For National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day, the African American HIV/AIDS Wellness Program and the Central Coast HIV/AIDS Services will offer free HIV testing, followed by a candlelight vigil. Free testing 10am-4pm. 780 Hamilton St. in Seaside, 1121 Baldwin St. in Salinas. Vigil at 5pm on Sand Dunes Drive and West Bay, Sand City. www.blackaidsday.org.
BROWN BAG BUSINESS TIPS | MONTEREY – Monterey Peninsula Chamber of Commerce presents a brown bag lunch. Human resources consultant La Tonya Oliver will speak on tools for business owners regarding recruitment, global positioning and new technologies. 12:30pm. Turf Club, Monterey County Fairgrounds, 2004 Fairground Road. Free. Reservations required, 633-4444. www.mpcc.com.