Highway 1 lanes closures set
A lane in both directions of Highway 1 will be closed from Trafton Road to Airport Boulevard Monday through Friday, according to Caltrans.
The closures are expected to take place from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. for road construction work, Caltrans officials said.
Drivers can expect delays of approximately 15 minutes.
The highway work and lane closures are weather dependent.
Fire, police to host blood drive
The Santa Cruz Fire Department and the Santa Cruz Police Department are hosting their second American Red Cross Battle of the Badges Blood Drive from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Jan. 12. The event will take place at the Depot Park Freight Building, 119 Center St., Santa Cruz.
The two agencies host a friendly competition seeing who can achieve the most donations. The fire department won last year's event by one unit.
If you are interested in donating blood at the event, go to redcrossblood.org to schedule an appointment. When scheduling the appointment, enter the sponsor code 'battlesc' to be added to this drive.
Talk focuses on mammal rescue
Sue Andrews, field manager at the Marine Mammal Center, will discuss the rescue and rehabilitation of injured, ill or abandoned marine mammals from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Thursday at the Fitz Wetlands Educational Resource Center on the campus of Pajaro Valley High School, 500 Harkins Slough Road.
Andrews also will provide an overview of Central Coast marine mammals and a detailed look at the species the center rescues. Specimens will be available to handle.
The talk is part of a speaker series presented by Watsonville Wetlands Watch. Admission is free, but reservations are required. To reserve a seat, contact Kathy Fieberling at 831-345-1226 or Kathy@watsonvillewetlandswatch.org.
Class on iPad set for Saturday
An intermediate iPad class, "Getting the Most from your iPad," will take place 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Jan. 12 at Cruzio, 877 Cedar St. Santa Cruz.
This three-hour class covers the native applications of the iPad, including email, editing, keyboard shortcuts, internet surfing, bookmarks, address book, calendar, maps iCloud syncing and backup.
Cost is $60. To register, call 831-588-9651 or email email@example.com.
USCIS offers free training
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services will present Teaching Civics and Citizenship to Immigrants from 9:30 a.m. to 4:15 p.m. Jan. 31 at the San Jose Field Office, 1887 Monterey Road.
The free seminar is designed for those who teach English as a second language, civics and citizenship classes to adult students. The seminar will cover the naturalization process, the test, and how to be successful in the citizenship interview.
To register, go to www.uscis.gov/teachertraining. Advance registration is required by Jan. 18.
Coast Guard Auxiliary offers water safety classes
The U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary will offer three night classes starting in January on power boating, sailing and coastal navigation.
Sailing Skills an Seamanship is a $55, 15-week course that starts Thursday and covers basic sailing and related topics. Boating Skills and Seamanship is a $60, 13-week course that covers the fundamentals of operating power vessels, safe operation of boat trailers and other topics. It begins Jan. 16.
Coastal Navigation will meet for 15 weeks starting Jan. 14. The $70 course will cover subjects including radar and GPS navigation. Fees include course materials.
Registration will take place 7-9 p.m. Wednesday at the Santa Cruz Harbor public meeting room, 365A Lake Ave.
For information, email Wally at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Birding talk set for Jan. 23
Birder, tracker and naturalist Jon Young will give a talk on his new book "What the Robin Knows: How Birds Reveal the Secret of Nature" on Jan. 23.
The event takes place at 6:30 p.m. at the Santa Cruz Museum of Natural History, 1305 E. Cliff Drive, Santa Cruz. Admission is free.
Young also will be signing copies of his book, which will be available for sale at the museum.