Walk raises money for Santa Cruz AIDS Project
The Santa Cruz AIDS Project is hosting a Santa Cruz AIDS Walk on March 9.
The event begins at 9:30 a.m. at the Santa Cruz Municipal Wharf with registration and a continental breakfast. The 10K walk begins at 10:30 a.m. and follows West Cliff Drive to Natural Bridges State Beach, returning to the wharf and ending around 1:30 p.m. with music and refreshments.
To participate, walkers need to raise a minimum of $100. The money will go directly to provide HIV/AIDS support services, education and prevention.
The Santa Cruz AIDS Project, a program of the Santa Cruz Community Counseling Center, provides case management and other support services to more than 200 individuals living with HIV/AIDS annually. In addition, the project provides prevention and education services to numerous high-risk groups living throughout Santa Cruz County.
For details, call 831-427-3900, visit 542 Ocean St., Suite J, Santa Cruz, or go to www.scapsite.org.
City looks to fill commission vacancies
The city is seeking applicants for several vacant seats on the Parks and Recreation, Personnel and Planning commissions.
Applicants must be registered voters and reside within the city. Terms are for two or four years, depending on the seat.
Applications will be accepted until appointments are made and may be submitted online at cityofwatsonville.org, by email at email@example.com or by mail or in person from the City Clerk's Office, 275 Main St., suite 400, Watsonville, CA 95076.
For information, call 768-3040.
Drive benefits nonprofits tackling housing issues
More than 190 people contributed to a holiday fund drive to raise $36,311 for five nonprofits working on housing issues, from foreclosure counseling to transitional housing.
Matching funds from the David & Lucile Packard Foundation and Santa Cruz County Bank pushed the total to $68,811.
Proceeds from the drive, sponsored by Community Foundation Santa Cruz County and Good Times, will go to Habitat for Humanity Santa Cruz County, Santa Cruz Counseling Center's Transitional Age Youth Program, Pajaro Valley Shelter Services, Watsonville Law Center and 180/180 Santa Cruz, led by the Homeless Services Center.
For information, go to www.cfscc.org.
Race for the Santa Cruz Youth Track Club
The Santa Cruz Track Club is hosting fundraising races on Super Bowl Sunday, Feb. 3.
There will be 10k, 3k and 1k races available for participation. All proceeds go to the Santa Cruz Youth Track Club, a nonprofit that promotes running by providing coaching and supporting local programs.
Participants will meet at 6:30 a.m. at the back entrance to Natural Bridges, 2300 Delaware Ave. Races will be held rain or shine.
Dine out for CASA on Feb. 12 at Shadowbrook
Shadowbrook Restaurant is hosting the 14th annual Dine for Court Appointed Special Advocates on Feb. 12.
The Capitola restaurant will donate a third of patrons' food and beverage tab to support CASA and the organization's work with local children in the foster care system. It starts at 5 p.m.
Shadowbrook is at 1750 Wharf Road. For reservations, call 474-1511 and tell the staff that you are dining for CASA.
UC Santa Cruz to host annual ethics lecture, competition
The UC Santa Cruz Philosophy Department will host the third annual Peggy Downes Baskin Ethics Lecture at 4 p.m. Jan. 31 in the UCSC Humanities Building 1, Room 210.
The featured speaker is Jan Boxill, director of the Parr Center for Ethics and faculty chair of the Department of Philosophy at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Boxill will speak on "Using Sports as a Public Forum for Ethics."
Admission is free.