Walk to benefit AIDS Project
The Santa Cruz AIDS Project will host a Santa Cruz AIDS Walk on March 9.
The event will begin at 9:30 a.m. at the Santa Cruz Municipal Wharf with registration and a continental breakfast. The 10K walk will begin 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.
For details, call 831-427-3900, visit 542 Ocean St., Suite J, or go to www.scapsite.org.
Genealogical society to meet
The Genealogical Society of Santa Cruz County will meet at 1 p.m. Thursday at the Central Branch Library Meeting Room, 224 Church St.
This meeting is free and open to the public. It will consist of two lectures by Stephen P. Morse with a focus on his genealogical website "One-Step Pages."
Morse is also the inventor and chief architect of the Intel 8086 microprocessor, making him a key player in the PC evolution.
For information, call 831-419-7244 or go to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Teen fashions sought for show
The deadline for applications is 3:50 p.m. March 1 at Mission Hill Middle, 425 King St.
Any student in county schools is eligible to apply to be in the show. For applications and show guidelines, go to fashionteensantacruz.com.
Prizes will be offered for winning entries comprised of recycled materials exclusively. The Trash-N-Fashion segment of the show is sponsored by The Environmental Cleanup Coalition.
The show is a collaboration among Mission Hill art classes, the San Lorenzo Valley Fashion Club and the Environmental Cleanup Coalition.
For information, email email@example.com.
Cabrillo Gallery hosts exhibit
"Picturesque Flora Wallaceana: Botanical Ambulations in Greater Wallaceana 1854 to 1857," renderings of artist Scott Serrano's invented tropical island, will be on display in the Cabrillo Gallery exhibit Feb. 15 to March 15.
An artist's reception will be held starting at 5 p.m. Feb. 14, with a talk slated for 6:30 p.m. The exhibit includes drawings and illustrations, documentation and notes, specimens and portraits of the tropical island of Wallaceana, named after the 19th-century naturalist and scientist Alfred Russel Wallace, who co-discovered the theory of evolution.
The gallery will temporarily be transformed into a Victorian-gothic science museum for the purpose of this installation. The gallery is open 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. weekdays and 7-9 p.m. Mondays and Tuesdays. For information, call 831-479-6308.
Special Olympics benefit planned
A Polar Plunge to benefit Special Olympics has been scheduled for noon March 16 at the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk.
Registration begins at 10 a.m. with costume judging at 11:30 a.m.
The plunge is for individuals, organizations, businesses, schools and law enforcement agencies to support Special Olympics Northern California athletes by jumping or running into icy cold water in the middle of winter.
For information, go to http://www.kintera.org/faf/home/default.asp?ievent=1042396.
Coldwell reports on holiday drive
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage collected 5,112 toys and 2,152 coats throughout
In Santa Cruz County, the Aptos office collected 215 toys, the Capitola office collected 100 toys and the Santa Cruz office collected 30 toys.
The annual Toys for Tots and Operation One Warm Coat collection campaigns marked the 26th consecutive year for Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage to support the United States Marine Corps Reserve.
SLV High hosts Science Night
Students with an interest in science will have an opportunity to interview about 30 scientists and professionals at 6 p.m. Thursday at San Lorenzo Valley High School, 7105 Highway 9.
Students attending the event must sign up with their biology, chemistry or physics instructors.
The event will be held in the school's multipurpose room.