Thursday, March 30, 2006
COMMISSION VACANCY >> FIFTH DISTRICT—Supervisor Dave Potter is seeking a volunteer to serve as the low-income representative of the county’s Community Action Commission, an advisory panel to the anti-poverty program Community Action Partnership. Commission meets on the third Monday of the month at 4pm in Salinas. Interested persons living or working in the district (Carmel, Carmel Valley, Big Sur, Pacific Grove, Pebble Beach, Monterey, Highway 68 and Las Palmas) should send a resume and letter of intent by April 3, including home address and daytime phone number to Potter, 1200 Aguajito Rd., Suite 001, Monterey, CA 93940. 647-7755.
TRAVELODGE HOUSEKEEPING >> MONTEREY—Join UNITE HERE Local 483 members on the Monterey Bay Travelodge picket line for fair wages and health care for workers’ families. Noon-1pm. 2030 North Fremont St., Monterey. Free. 375-2246 x17.
MEET AND GREET >> SALINAS—Meet Supervisor Lou Calcagno who is running for reelection. 1:30pm-3pm. Northridge Mall Community Booth (located near Sears), 796 Northridge Mall, Salinas. Free. 759-2440.
DOG DAY AT FORT ORD >> FORT ORD—Bureau of Land Management hosts the second annual Dog Day, including dog contests and prizes, hikes, pet health and safety information, onsite adoption, vendors, local artists and guest speakers. 8:30-11:30am. Highway 1 to Fort Ord Main Entrance or Reservation Road to Imjin and follow BLM special event signs. Free. 394-8314.
APRIL SHOWERS OR SHINE >> MARINA—The second annual Spring Into Nature Celebration happens today, at Marina’s Certified Farmers Market, with events including the Cutting Day and Gardner’s Exchange, an Applied Solar Energy workshop, book signing and reading of Fields That Dream: A Journey to the Roots of Our Food by Jenny Kurzweil and live performance by Para La Gente. 10am-2pm. Monterey-Salinas Transit Station, 280 Reservation Rd., Marina. Free. 384-6961.
SHINY NEW CAMPUS >> SALINAS—Celebrate the completion of Everett Alvarez High School at an open house, showcasing the new aquatic center and stadium. Enjoy refreshments and live entertainment by Ho’omana Hawaiian Band. 6-8pm. Everett Alvarez High School Aquatic Center, 1900 Independence Blvd., Salinas. Free. 796-7840.