Thursday, May 5, 2011
PREVENTING ANIMAL CRUELTY | CARMEL – Animal welfare organizations rally across the country in solidarity on the day an abusive dog owner goes to trial. Affordable dogs and adoption information is available. Dogs are encouraged to show their support with green bandannas. 12-3pm. Pet Food Express, 300 Crossroads Blvd. 333-0722, www.animalfriendsrescue.org.
MONITORING OAKS | CARMEL VALLEY – Volunteers will be trained to identify the pathogen that causes sudden oak death and collect samples to be analyzed at UC Berkeley. The volunteer blitz will help map the pathogen’s spread. Bring a GPS if you have one. 10am Saturday and Sunday. Garland Park, Carmel Valley Road. (530) 219-1575, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.suddenoakdeath.org.
WHAT’S IN THE WATER | MARINA – From San Mateo to San Luis Obispo County, volunteers will partner with NOAA to collect water samples and take field measurements in 10 major watersheds. The snapshot data will yield water quality information on more than 100 water bodies. 9am-2pm. REI, 145 General Stilwell Dr. 647-4227.
HUMANITY IN WAR | MONTEREY – Dr. Jean-Pierre Revel speaks on humanitarian interventions in conflict and disaster zones, drawing from his experiences in the South Caucasus, Sri Lanka, Pakistan and the Philippines. 7-9pm. MIIS, Irvine Auditorium, 499 Pierce St. Free. 566-8841, www.arcmontereybay.org.
GREEN DRINKS | MONTEREY – Network with environmental professionals and enjoy locally sourced food and drink. This is the first of monthly Green Drinks gatherings, joining 800 chapters internationally. 5:30-7:30pm. The Sustainability Academy, 98 Del Monte Ave., Room 204. $10. 649-2334, email@example.com, www.greendrinks.org.
BOOMER EDUCATION 101 | MONTEREY – The Alliance on Aging presents a three-part series to help seniors navigate Medicare, Social Security and employment after age 65. 5:30-7pm May 10, 16 and 18. Monterey Public Library, 625 Pacific St. Free, limited seating is first come, first served. 646-5602. www.allianceonaging.org.