Volunteers sought to participate in homeless census
Watsonville-based Applied Survey Research is looking for volunteers to participate in a homeless census.
The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development mandates that counties count the homeless. The census takes place from 6 a.m. to early afternoon on Jan. 22.
Participants are asked to attend a one-hour training. The first training takes place at 6 p.m. Tuesday at Watsonville Salvation Army, 112 Grant St. Trainings also will be held at 5:30 p.m. Thursday at Felton Bible Church, 5999 Graham Hill Road and at 5:30 p.m. Friday at United Way of Santa Cruz County at 4450 Capitola Road in Capitola.
To register, go to www.surveymonkey.com/s/SantaCruz2013.
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Girl Scout cookies presale begins Saturday
Pre-sales of Girl Scout cookies begin Saturday, the largest annual fundraiser for the organization throughout the Central Coast.
Proceeds from the sales stay local and pay for camp and program scholarships, according to a news release from Girl Scouts of California's Central Coast.
Participants also learn valuable business and leadership skills through their participation, including goal setting, money management and business ethics.
The presale will run through
To preorder, call 800-822-2427, ext. 100.
Goodwill to reopen Collector's Corner
A new look and a new selection of collectibles will greet visitors to the Collector's Corner beginning at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Goodwill, 204 Union St.
During the holiday season, the Corner was upgraded and redecorated, and new items were added to the inventory. Now it's ready for reopening.
Members of the Goodwill Auxiliary, a volunteer group, staffs and manages the Collector's Corner.
Regular hours will be from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday to Friday and 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. the second Saturday each month.
Mushroom identification class slated for Wednesday
Residents interested in finding out more about mushrooms are invited to attend a free informational talk at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday at Bonny Doon Elementary School, 1492 Pine Flat Road, at the intersection of Ice Cream Grade.
The talk will be led by a local fungi expert who will help identify poisonous mushrooms and identify specimens brought by audience members.
Attendees are asked to bring the entire plant, including the stem and root structure. Third district Supervisor Neal Coonerty also will speak at the event.
For information, call 831-515-8389.
Self-Help Center to host divorce workshop on Jan. 18
The Santa Cruz County Superior Court is holding a divorce workshop on Jan. 18.
The workshop, held from 3:30-5 p.m., will provide information about the divorce process, from explanations of works to definition of terms and information on finding an attorney, mediator or legal document preparer.
The event, hosted by the court's Self-Help Center, will be at the Santa Cruz Law Library, Room 70, 701 Ocean St., Santa Cruz.
For more information, contact the Self-Help Center at 831-786-7200, ext. 4. Registration is not necessary.
Cheetah documentary set to screen at Rio Theatre Jan. 26
Photographer Frans Lanting and videographer Chris Eckstrom will present "Cheetahs on the Run" at 3 and 7 p.m. Jan. 26 at the Rio Theatre, 1205 Soquel Ave.
Lanting and Eckstrom traveled from the Serengeti Plains of East Africa to the remote deserts of central Iran to document the last wild cheetahs in Asia, cats that are so rare few people even know they exist.
The show will feature images and video from an assignment produced for National Geographic.
Proceeds from the presentation will benefit the Seymour Marine Discovery Center at Long Marine Laboratory. Tickets are $23 for general admission and $18 for Seymour Center members, and are available at the Seymour Center, 100 Shaffer Road, or online at seymourcenter.brownpapertickets.com.
For information, call 831-459-3800.