Thursday, April 5, 2012
OCEAN EDUCATION | MONTEREY – The Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary trains volunteers who want to become docents. 6pm Wednesdays beginning April 11. Training lasts six weeks. Weekend field trips for volunteers who want to become naturalists or kayak docents. 299 Foam St. Free. 647-4227, http://montereybay.noaa.gov.
SATURDAY 4 | 7
PREVENTING FORECLOSURE | DEL REY OAKS – The Housing Resource Center offers a workshop on state laws, predatory lending and loan modifications – and how to avoid scams in getting help. 10am-noon. 200 Calle Del Oaks. Free. 424-9186, www.hrcmc.org.
MEASURING HEALTH | MONTEREY – Cardiologist Terrance Moran explains how to understand your lipid profile, what it says about your risk of heart disease and how to reduce risk. 2pm. Sports Center, 301 East Franklin St. Fee. 646-3730, www.monterey.org/sportscenter.
EMPTY BOWLS | MONTEREY – Fill your bowl with a simple meal of soup and bread as part of this fundraiser for Ag Against Hunger, which collects local surplus produce and distributes it to food banks. The Monterey County Dance Community and Microtonic Harmonic provide entertainment. 5:30-7pm dinner, 7pm beginning contra dancing lesson, 7:30-10:30pm dance. YMCA, 600 Camino El Estero. $15 minimum donation. 277-7296, www.montereycdc.webs.com.
TUESDAY 4 | 10
ECOSYSTEM MANAGEMENT | MONTEREY – The Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary hosts an open house on the Pacific Fishery Management Council’s essential fish habitat review and the Sanctuary’s ecosystem-based management initiative. Intended for scientists, fishermen and conservation nonprofits, and open to the public. 3-8pm, introductory presentations at 3:15 and 6:15. 299 Foam St. Rikki.Dunsmore@noaa.gov.
WEDNESDAY 4 | 11
ENERGY EMPOWERMENT | MONTEREY – Don Prescott of the Monterey Regional Waste Management District presents on how communities can use Community Choice Aggregation to purchase renewable energy and set rates on behalf of the consumer. Noon lunch, 12:30-1:30pm program. Unitarian Universalist Church, 490 Aguajito Road. Free/program, $20/lunch. 626-3826, www.lwvmp.org.