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Public input sought on Cabrillo College's master plan

Cabrillo College seeks the public's input on a draft Educational Master Plan. To read the plan, go to http://maasco.com/masterplans/Cabrillo_Report_final.pdf.

Forward any questions, comments or suggestions by Jan. 25 to jeffkellogg@maasco.com or 562-500-5333. For information about the process and the development of the plan, go to http://planning.maaseducation.com/plan/.

SANTA CRUZ

Library to offer talk on German immigration on Thursday

The Genealogical Society of Santa Cruz County will present a free lecture from 1-3 p.m. Thursday focusing on the great wave of German immigration from 1830 to 1900.

Robert Jackson, with a doctorate, will outline the resources available to help narrow the search for ancestors' places of origin. The talk will also touch on special challenges posed by the spelling of German surnames and place names and by the movable feast of German geography in the 19th century.

The event will be in the meeting room at the Downtown Branch Library, 224 Church St.

SANTA CRUZ

Library offers online career search seminar on Wednesday


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The Santa Cruz Public Libraries will host an online career search seminar from 12:30-1:30 p.m. Wednesday.

Called "Uncovering the Hidden Job Market: Career Search Strategies using ReferenceUSA," participants will learn how to use ReferenceUSA as part of a career-searching strategy. Included will be a discussion of the importance of having accurate information for applications and resumes, creating engaging cover letters, assembling a network of references and other items.

Attendees will need an Internet connection and a phone line to participate. Register for any of the session dates at www.santacruzpl.org.

SANTA CRUZ

Arboretum to hold Saturday tour

The first Saturday of each month, the UC Santa Cruz Arboretum will offer a docent or staff-led tour from 11 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.

Participants may see plants from New Zealand, South Africa, California or Australia. Other times, it could be a combination of several gardens, the developing World Conifer Collection or the Rare Fruit Garden.

Tour lengths vary depending on what's in bloom and what participants request. Admission to the Arboretum is $5 for adults and $2 for youths 6-17.

The Arboretum is at 1156 High St., near the West Entrance to campus, and participants should meet at Norrie's Gift Shop.

Felton

Roaring Camp to offer Rain Forest weekends

In celebration of the season, Roaring Camp Railroads will host Rain Forest weekends at 12:30 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays Jan. 5 to Mar. 31.

The train takes participants through the Santa Cruz Mountains, where people can see the results of moderate temperatures and a year-round water supply provided by frequent Pacific systems and dense fog.

Tickets are $26 for adults and $19 for children 2-12 years old. Parking is $8.

Roaring Camp Railroads is at 5355 Graham Hill Road. Call 831-335-4484 or go to www.roaringcamp.com.

WATSONVILLE

Hip Hop for Hope helped at holidays

More than 200 toys and about 1,600 pounds of food were donated at Hip Hop for Hope 2 in December.

The donations were distributed to the community by Toys for Tots and Second Harvest Food Bank.

The event was presented by Ghambit of Villederberg Music and the Gene Hoularis and Waldo Rodriguez Youth Center.