Thursday, June 21, 2007
SUMMER READING PROGRAM | SALINAS —Kids of all ages are invited to participate in Salinas Public Library’s summer reading program. Prizes include books and pizza. Register now through Aug. 25 at any of the three libraries. Free. Cesar Chavez Library, 615 Williams Rd., Salinas, 758-7345. El Gabilan Library, 1400 N. Main St., Salinas, 758-7302. John Steinbeck Library, 350 Lincoln Ave., Salinas, 758-7311.
SEEKING SANCTUARY ADVISORS | COUNTYWIDE —The Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary is accepting applications for a primary seat and one alternate seat representing business and industry on the advisory council, and one alternate seat representing recreational fishing. Candidates will be selected based on their expertise and experience, community and professional affiliations, and knowledge regarding the protection and management of marine resources. Selected applicants begin their three year terms in August 2007. Applications are due July 6 and can be obtained at montereybay.noaa.gov or by contacting nicole.capps @noaa.gov or 647-4206.
GREEN BUSINESS SOLUTIONS | MONTEREY —Sustainable Monterey County’s “Innovative Green Business Solutions” event highlights practical green solutions for business owners and consumers. 6:45-8:30pm. Monterey Youth Center, 777 Pearl St., Monterey. $2 suggested donation; no one turned away. email@example.com.
‘IMPOSSIBLE CITY’ TOUR | FORT ORD —The Fort Ord Base Realignment and Closure Office hosts an open house and two bus tours, visiting a groundwater treatment plant, landfill, the area that was burned in the fall of 2006, and the Riso Ridge Overlook at the “Impossible City” where troops are trained for military operations in urban terrain on the former base. First Tour: 10am; Second Tour: 11:30am. Bldg. 4522, Joe Lloyd Way at 8th Avenue. Free. FortOrdCleanup.com or 393-1284.
OBSERVATORY TOUR | CARMEL VALLEY —The Monterey Institute of Research in Astronomy offers a guided tour of the Oliver Observing Station, which sits atop 5,000 feet at Chews Ridge in the Los Padres National Forest. Reservations required. 2:30-4pm. Oliver Observing Station, Chews Ridge, Tassajara Road, Carmel Valley. Free. 883-1000.