Thursday, July 17, 2008
BIG SUR JOBS | BIG SUR– Because of the Basin Complex fire and resulting mandatory evacuation, hundreds of Big Sur residents and employees need short-term employment. Post short-term employment opportunities at www.surfire2008.org/joboffers.php on the jobs page, or by calling 667-2317. There is also a job board at the Red Cross Shelter, Carmel Middle School, 4380 Carmel Valley Road, Carmel.
CALPERS RETIREMENT PLANNING | MONTEREY– Members of the California Public Employees Retirement System learn about benefits by attending workshops and a CalPERS fair. The fair is open to everyone, but workshop seating is limited. Fair attendees can pre-register on a first-come, first-serve basis when they arrive. 10am-4pm. Monterey Conference Center, Steinbeck Lobby, 1 Portola Plaza, Monterey. Free. 646-5648.
NATIVIDAD CREEK PARK CLEANUP | SALINAS– The Watershed Institute at CSU Monterey Bay needs volunteers to help clean up the Natividad Creek Park in Salinas. 9am-noon. Natividad Creek Park, 1395 Nogal Drive, Salinas. Free. 582-3323.
MBARI OPEN HOUSE | MOSS LANDING– The Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute hosts its annual open house, highlighting the cutting-edge science and technology that have made MBARI one of the country’s leading oceanographic research institutions. Visitors can see samples of deep-sea life and geology, explore oceanographic instruments, watch research talks and videos, try hands-on science activities, build underwater robots and learn about careers in ocean science. Noon-5pm. MBARI, 7700 Sandholdt Road, Moss Landing. Free. 800-938-3806, www.mbari.org/about/openhouse.html
GREENING UP MONTEREY | MONTEREY– On July 22, 2007, the city of Monterey signed the U.N. Urban Environmental Accords and the Mayors’ Climate Protection Agreement to further its efforts to be greener. At today’s event, the city reports on its progress. P.G. Mayor Dan Cort and Salinas Mayor Dennis Donohue join Monterey Mayor Chuck Della Sala for a regional perspective on climate protection. Refreshments provided. 3-5pm. Colton Hall, 351 Pacific St., Monterey. Free. 646-3991.