West Marine leaders honored
West Marine leaders Randy Repass and Geoff Eisenberg have been recognized for their contributions to the boating industry with a Charles F. Chapman Award.
The award, presented by the National Marine Manufacturers Association on Thursday at the Miami International Boat Show, comes with a $1,000 donation to the recipient's choice of charity. Repass and Eisenberg will donate their awards to West Marine's Blue Future, a companywide effort focused on promoting sustainability.
Repass is the founder and chairman of the board of West Marine, one of the largest boating supply retailers in the world with nearly 300 stores in the U.S. and Canada. Eisenberg, who joined the company in 1976, served as the company's president and chief executive from 2007-2012.
Health care talk Wednesday
John Allanson of Allanson Insurance Agency will speak about the new federal health care law when Business Professionals of Santa Cruz County meets at 8 a.m. Wednesday at The Abbey Coffee House, 350 Mission St.
Cost is $10. To RSVP, call 831-429-9091 or go to http://www.meetup.com/Professionals-of-Santa-Cruz-County/events/102021822/
Positive discipline class planned
Parents who are interested in positive discipline are invited to attend a free hands-on workshop 6:30-8:30 p.m. Thursday at 1080 Emeline Ave., Building D, in the downstairs small conference room.
In this course, parents will be given discipline tools beyond time-out, sticker charts and video game restrictions to obtain cooperation from their children.
Parents will learn the foundational principles to positive discipline based on current brain research; ways it differs from other parenting programs; about creating mutually respectful, healthy and lifelong relationships and practical parenting tools that can be used immediately. For information, call 239-5543.
Domestic violence talk planned
Nicki Ford, a senior bilingual attorney with Bay Area Legal Aid, will speak to members of Soroptimist International of Capitola-By-The-Sea at 6 p.m. Feb. 26 at the Live Oak Family Resource Center, 1740 17th Ave. The meeting is free and open to the public.
Ford, who works with survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault, will talk about how family and immigration laws affect women and their children, especially if they
Museum, magazine seek photos
The Santa Cruz Museum of Art & History and Instant magazine are seeking submissions for a new community exhibit of camera-phone photographs.
The photo essay titled "life@work" will be part of the museum's upcoming Photo ID exhibit.
Local companies are encouraged to have employees sending in photos that demonstrate Santa Cruz County at work. The curators want photos of offices and cubicles, kitchens and classrooms, warehouses, fields and any other type of workplace.
Selected photos will be included in the spring issue of Instant magazine as well as being exhibited at the museum from March 30-July 7.
To submit a photo, go to http://instantpublishinggroup.com/photo-contest/.
Watsonville Film Festival coming
Watsonville Film Festival, featuring Luis Valdez, playwright and director of the iconic film "La Bamba," is scheduled for March 2-3 at the Mello Center and Cabrillo College Watsonville campus.
Under the theme "Our Films, Our Communities," more than 25 fiction and documentary films by professional and student filmmakers, many of them local, will be screened. In celebration of the 25th anniversary of "La Bamba," Valdez will attend and participate in a VIP reception afterward.
Proceeds will be used to help sustain the Pajaro Valley Unified School District After School Program Watsonville TEC (technology, education, community), a nonprofit teaching youth technology skills.
For information, go to www.watsonvillefilmfestival.org
Cabrillo hosts world theater show
Cabrillo College's sixth annual "Evening of World Theatre" will present "Wayang Kulit: Traditional Balinese Shadow Theatre" at 7:30 p.m. Saturday at the Crocker Theater, 6500 Soquel Drive.
Balinese shadow play plots are drawn from the Indian Mahabharata myth cycle, the great epic of five noble brothers against 100 jealous cousins in a struggle for power involving gods, demons and magical weapons, according to a news release.
Parking is free on the weekends. Price for tickets is $15 general, $13 for seniors and students, and $10 for Cabrillo student activity center card holders and children younger than 10.
For tickets, call 831-479-6154 or go to www.cabrillovapa.com.