Thursday, October 11, 2007
NUCLEAR MIDDLE EAST | MONTEREY – MIIS Conflict Resolution and Nonproliferation Studies students begin a semester long conference-simulation with the aim of concluding a Nuclear Weapon Free Zone in the Middle East. Today, witness the opening day ceremonies with 14 “state delegations” delivering opening statements. 12:15pm. Irvine Auditorium, MIIS, 499 Pierce St., Monterey. Free. 647-3504.
FLOAT BUILDING WORKSHOP | SALINAS – Parade Expert Ray Pulver presents a float building and parade entry workshop in advance of Salinas’ annual Parade of Lights. 6:30-8pm. Hayward Lumber, 429 Front St., Salinas. Salinasparade.com.
MPC BOARD CANDIDATES | MONTEREY – The League of Woman Voters and the Associated Students of Monterey Peninsula College co-sponsor a candidate’s forum, featuring the six candidates running for the MPC Board. 7pm. Sam Karas Room, Library and Technology Center, MPC. 980 Fremont St., Monterey. Free. 645-1376.
VOTING RIGHTS | MONTEREY – Green Party hosts Lee Blankenship, assistant county counsel, who speaks about Monterey County being under US Department of Justice “pre clearance” jurisdiction of the Federal Voting Rights Act. 7-9pm. Monterey Senior Center, 280 Dickman Ave., Monterey. Free. 645-9914.
STORM DRAINS TO THE BAY | MONTEREY – Learn about common household pollutants and the water quality flowing into the Monterey Bay. Staff from the cities of Pacific Grove and Monterey as well as program staff from the Coastal Watershed Council and the Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary’s Citizen Watershed Monitoring Network are on hand to talk about watersheds and answer questions. 10am-2pm. Outside entry gate at the Monterey Bay Aquarium, 886 Cannery Row, Monterey. Free. 464–9200.
PUBLIC HEARING ON PUBLIC TRANSIT | MARINA – Monterey-Salinas Transit (MST) holds a public hearing to receive input on the proposed new neighborhood bus service being designed for Marina. 6pm. Council Chambers, 211 Hillcrest Ave., Marina. Free. 1-888-MST-BUS1.