Thursday, August 28, 2008
DISASTER TRAINING CLASS MONTEREY—Learn how to be self-sufficient in the event of a local disaster where help is delayed for two or three days (and yes, this involves more than a case of beer and a stack of Us Weekly magazines). Register now for the Monterey Fire Department’s six-week disaster-preparedness training beginning Sept. 15. Classes meet at 6:30pm Monday evenings. Pre-registration required; space is limited. 646-3719 or email@example.com.
Pepsi Center West MONTEREY—It’s not quite the Pepsi Center, but local Dems are billing tonight’s live simulcast of Barack Obama’s Democratic National Convention acceptance speech as “the biggest party west of Denver.” All 1,000 tickets are already spoken for, but here’s the catch: There’s still space for volunteers. So donate your time, and listen to Obama, along with opening act (and Democratic Assembly candidate) Bill Monning. Call to volunteer, or to get on the waiting list. 5:30-9:30pm. Golden State Theater, 417 Alvarado St., Monterey. Free. 655-1792.
More Obama Parties SAND CITY|SALINAS—If you can’t make it inside the Golden State, watch a live simulcast of Obama’s speech at one of these two locations. 4-9pm. Ol’ Factory Café, 1725 Contra Costa St. Sand City. 394-7336. Pizza Factory, 926 South Main St., Salinas. 758-3227.
Backyard to Bay PACIFIC GROVE—Learn how your backyard is connected to the Monterey Bay, and how you can reduce your impact on the ocean. 10am-1pm. Lover’s Point Park, Pacific Grove. Free. 647-4227 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
MONTEREY LEADERS IN ACTION MONTEREY—City Council meets. Checkout agenda online. 4-11pm. Council Chambers, corner of Pacific and Madison streets, Monterey. Free. 646-3760. www.monterey.org/cityclerk/futrmtg.html.
Greening Your Business SEASIDE—Professional Women’s Network of the Monterey Peninsula hosts Deborah Lindsay, who discusses “Creating a Green Business is Creating a Local Living Economy.” 5:45-7:30pm. Embassy Suites Hotel, 1441 Canyon Del Rey, Seaside. Free. www.PWNMonterey.org.