Cholesterol drug talk Thursday
Dr. Richard Gray, medical director of Community Hospital of the Monterey Peninsula's Tyler Heart Institute, will speak on when taking cholesterol-reducing drugs — statins — is appropriate and the pros and cons of the medicine at 5:30 p.m. Thursday at the Peninsula Wellness Center, 2920 2nd Ave.
The program is free and open to the public. Registration is required; call (888) 452-4667.
School district hosts talk on children
The Gonzales Unified School District will host a presentation on raising emotionally healthy children.
The meeting, in English and Spanish, will address concerns of school violence, and parents and community members will learn how to support young children.
The presentation is at 6 p.m. Thursday in the Gonzales High School band room, 501 5th St.
Save Our Shores seeks volunteers
Santa Cruz-based ocean advocacy group Save Our Shores is accepting applications for its Sanctuary Steward Program until Thursday.
Stewards are volunteers who help educate the community on issues such as pollution prevention, marine debris, habitat conservation and marine fisheries.
Classes will be held 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Thursdays from Feb. 21 to April 11.
For information and applications, see saveourshores.org/stewards or call 462-5660, ext. 3.
Farm Day Experience seeks volunteers
Volunteers are being sought for the Farm Day Experience, an annual agriculture awareness program for third-graders in Monterey County.
The event is 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday at 1069 Growers St.
For volunteer information, call Candi Depauw at 905-3669 or see www.montereycountyageducation.org.