Public Citizen 1.26.12
Thursday, January 26, 2012
LANGUAGE SKILLS | SEASIDE – Practice your English at these two-hour ESL classes through May 5. 6pm Tue and Thur; 3:30 and 6:15pm Wed; 10am Fri; 1pm Sat. Peace Resource Center, 1364 Fremont Blvd. Free. 392-1037, email@example.com.
FRIDAY 1 | 27
REMEMBERING JOEY LASNIK | SALINAS – This memorial honors longtime community activist Joanne “Joey” Lasnik, who died Jan. 4. Her leadership efforts included becoming the first woman foreman of the county Grand Jury and four terms as an elected Hartnell College trustee. She served on the county Commission on the Status of Women, Area Agency on Aging advisory council, county Economic Development Commission, Salinas chapter of the NAACP and Fort Ord Task Force, among others. 4pm. Steinbeck Hall, Hartnell College, 411 Central Ave. Free. 755-4447.
SATURDAY 1 | 28
PETITIONING FOR FOOD | SAND CITY – The Label Genetically Engineered Food Initiative is working to gather 800,000 California voter signatures for a ballot initiative on labeling requirements. Join this signature-gathering training and become a volunteer. 2:30-3:30pm. Sweet Elena’s, 465D Olympia Ave. Free. 204-8633, http://labelgmosmonterey2012.blogspot.com.
RESTORING NATIVE PLANTS | SEASIDE AND SALINAS – Return of the Native hosts restoration plantings at Fort Ord BLM lands and Natividad Creek Park. Tools, water and snacks (and in Seaside, live music) provided. 10am-1pm. For directions, visit http://ron.csumb.edu or contact Jim Laske, 582-3686 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
WEDNESDAY 2 | 1
ACCESSING HEALTH | CARMEL VALLEY – The Peninsula’s only free local health clinic, RotaCare in Seaside, provides medical care to the uninsured. Founder Pamela Norton of the Monterey Rotary Club presents on the clinic model and how to get involved. Sponsored by the Carmel Valley Women’s Club. 11:30am. Wills Fargo, 16 W. Carmel Valley Road. $35, includes lunch. To RSVP, 659-0934.
MARINA TOWN HALL | MARINA – Councilman Frank O’Connell hosts a town hall meeting to discuss concerns and issues in the city. 6:30pm. Marina Public Library, 190 Seaside Circle. Free. www.oconnell4us.com.