UCSC Women's Club fundraiser set for Tuesday
Dining at Shadowbrook Restaurant on Tuesday will help support the UC Santa Cruz Women's Club.
On that night, 33 percent of purchases in the bar or dining room will go toward the club's scholarship programs. The scholarships will help re-entry students at UCSC.
To ensure your meal supports the club, mention the UCSC Women's Club to your server.
Shadowbrook is at 1750 Wharf Road.
Teens to read prose, poetry at Capitola Book Cafe
The Willing Suspension Armchair Theatre will present "The View from 16" at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Capitola Book Cafe, with a discussion focused on the turmoils of teenage life.
High school students from Aptos, Watsonville and Los Gatos will read original prose and poetry as part of the hour-long discussion. Donations are appreciated.
The cafe is at 1475 41st Ave. For information, call 462-4415.
Staff of Life hosts e-waste drive Wednesday
Staff of Life Natural Foods and California Grey Bears team up to offer an e-waste recycling drive 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesday at Staff of Life, 1266 Soquel Ave., as part of Staff's Green Days celebration.
Grey Bears will be stationed in the parking lot to help people
Women Who Care meet Dec. 5
The quarterly 100+ Women Who Care giving circle will meet 6:30 p.m. Dec. 5 at Center Street Grill, 1001 Center St. The goal is to raise $10,000 on each of four nights during the year, to give to a worthy cause in Santa Cruz County.
Any member who is looking to nominate a local nonprofit, charity or worthy cause is asked to fax the Charitable Organization Fact Sheet to 688-8181 at least two days before the next meeting. The names of three charities are pulled from a box, members vote and the charity selected receives a $100 check from each member.
Women are welcome to attend an initial meeting to check out the group, which has raised almost $65,000 for local charities since first meeting in 2009. In September, 81 members wrote checks for $100, donating $8,100 to the nonprofit Horse and Heart. For information, go to www.meetup.com/100-Women-Who-Care-Santa-Cruz/.
Mayor to be chosen Wednesday
Newly elected City Council members will be sworn in and a mayor and vice mayor will be chosen at a special meeting at 6 p.m. Wednesday at City Hall, 420 Capitola Road.
Outgoing Councilman Kirby Nicol and city Treasurer Jacques Bertrand will be recognized for their service.
Ed Bottorff and Dennis Norton were the top two vote-getters in the council race and Measure 0, a permanent quarter-cent sales tax, was leading by 81 votes as of Nov. 15 with 8,800 provisional ballots countywide to be reviewed. The final tally must be certified by the county elections manager by 5 p.m. Tuesday.
Appointments to city boards and commissions will be scheduled for the next regular meeting at 7 p.m. Dec. 13.
Holiday Fair seeks artists, crafters
New Leaf Community Markets is organizing a West End Holiday Fair 3-8 p.m. Dec. 8 outside the Westside New Leaf, 1101 Fair Ave.
The events will benefit Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Cruz County and will include handmade gifts, a gingerbread house workshop, pictures with Santa, live music, SPCA with adoptable pets, West End beer and wine tastings, and a raffle.
KPIG radio will do a live broadcast from 3-5 p.m. Admission is free. Those interested in a booth can email firstname.lastname@example.org.