Thursday, January 3, 2013
AVOIDING HOLIDAY WASTE | MARINA – The Monterey Regional Waste Management District, in partnership with Waste Management, Inc., offers a special recycling collection for polystyrene, commonly known as Styrofoam. Drop off polystyrene (and other recyclables, like glass, cardboard and wrapping paper) 6:30am-5pm Mon-Fri or 8am-4:30pm Sat, through Jan. 31. 14201 Del Monte Blvd. 384-5313, www.mrwmd.org.
CHRISTMAS TREE RECYCLING
VARIOUS LOCATIONS – Green waste makes up 15 percent of Salinas Valley trash, so recycling Christmas trees into mulch is a good way to keep New Year’s resolutions eco-friendly. Remove tinsel and decorations in advance. Drop trees through Jan. 31 at 139 Sun St., Salinas; 31400 Johnson Canyon Road, Gonzales; or 52654 Jolon Road, King City. Free. 775-3000, www.SalinasValleyRecycles.org.
SATURDAY 1 | 5
HISTORY OF TREES | CARMEL VALLEY – Arborist Brian Jacobson of Smith Tree Service discusses the evolution of coast live oaks in Carmel Valley, and how to best preserve them today. 10:15am. Public Library, 65 W. Carmel Valley Road. Free. 659-2377, www.co.monterey.ca.us/library.
WEDNESDAY 1 | 9
KEEPING GOVERNMENT HONEST | CARMEL – Former Santa Cruz County Supervisor Gary Patton speaks on transparency in government, specifically the California Public Records Act, the Brown Act and conflict of interest rules. Noon lunch; 12:30 program. Unitarian Church, 490 Aguajito Road. $15/lunch (reservation required), free/talk. 375-8301, www.lwvmp.org
NEUROPATHY SUPPORT | SALINAS – Dr. Bill Donovan speaks on how to recognize symptoms, including numb and sore feet, at this Northern California Chapter of the Neuropathy Association meeting. 10am-noon. Salinas Valley Memorial Hospital, pharmacy conference room, 450 E. Romie Lane. Free. 625-3407, www.pnhelp.org.
REGULATORY CHANGES | MONTEREY – Human resources consultant Melissa Irwin presents on the major changes coming in 2013 for employment policies. She offers employers tips on compliance, and presents on workforce trends at this brown bag lunch. 12:30-1:30pm. Fairgrounds, Turf Club near gate 5, 2004 Fairgrounds Road. Free. 633-4444, www.mpcc.com.