Public Citizen 12.20.12
Thursday, December 20, 2012
TO THE CAPITOL | COUNTYWIDE – Local legislators encourage recent college graduates to apply for fellowships in the Capitol Fellows Program through the Center for California Studies, which assigns fellows to the Assembly, Senate, judicial or executive areas of state government for a year. Feb. 11, 2013 deadline to apply. (916) 278-6906, www.csus.edu.
NAVIGATING MEMORY LOSS | VARIOUS LOCATIONS – Memory impairment support groups provide coping strategies and helpful tips. Next eight-week session begins Feb. 14, meets 3-4:30 pm Thursdays at 21 Lower Ragsdale Dr., Monterey. $10. Pre-screening required. Early-stage support group meets 10-11:30am on the second and fourth Fridays at Carmel Foundation, Lincoln Street between Eighth and Ninth, Carmel. Free. RSVP in advance. 647-9890, www.alz.org.
SAVING THE SEAS | COUNTYWIDE – Save Our Shores trains community members to become docents of the National Marine Sanctuary. Feb. 7, 2013 deadline to apply. Classes are 6:30-8:30pm Thursdays Feb. 21-April 11. 462-5660 ext. 3, www.saveourshores.org.
JOBS FOR VETS | COUNTYWIDE – The Veterans’ Employment Assistance Program offers vocational training for veterans and eligible spouses for health care jobs. Shoreline Center, 1325 N. Main St., Salinas. By appointment in Marina. 334-7151, RCheatham@scgoodwill.org.
THURSDAY 12 | 20
CITY COUNCIL MEETING | SEASIDE – City Council meets and considers new assignments to regional boards and agencies, guiding principles in implementing the Fort Ord Base Reuse Plan, parking restrictions and other issues. 7pm. City Hall, 440 Harcourt Ave. Free. 899-6707, www.ci.seaside.ca.us.
SATURDAY 12 | 22
HOLIDAY CHEER | SALINAS – Volunteer for the holidays at Dorothy’s Place. Distribute gifts, decorate, and play with kids at the children’s holiday party, 11am-4pm Sat Dec. 22. Prepare and serve food, 10am-3pm on Christmas Day, Tues Dec. 25. Register in advance for two-hour shifts: 776-8038, email@example.com.
BLESSING THE TREES | SEASIDE – Join Khenpo Karten Rinpoche in an interfaith ceremony with a Buddhist prayer for trees at Fort Ord. 9-11am. 8th Avenue and Gigling Road. Free. www.khenpokarten.org.