MONTEREY

Hands of Hope Luncheon Tuesday

Rising International's fifth annual Hands of Hope Luncheon will be held starting at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the Hyatt Regency Monterey, 1 Old Golf Course Road.

Central Coast-based Rising International, celebrating its 10th anniversary, is dedicated to helping reduce poverty, trafficking and other abuses of women globally and locally through the creation and sale of hand-crafted products. These items will be on sale as part of the luncheon.

The event's keynote speaker will be philanthropist Jacki Zehner, CEO of Women Moving Millions.

Tickets are $30 to $50. See www.risinginternational.org/events, call 429-7473 or mail checks made payable to Rising International to 300 Potrero St., Santa Cruz, CA 95030.

SEASIDE

'Climate Reality Project' Tuesday

Sustainable Seaside will host a free and public presentation, "The Climate Reality Project," at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Peace Resource Center, 1364 Fremont Blvd.

Speaker will be Tama Olver, who attended the Climate Reality Conference last August. For information call 899-7934 or see www.sustainablemontereycounty.org.

MONTEREY

Alzheimer's group workshop Tuesday

The Alzheimer's Association will hold a session on living with Alzheimer's from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. Tuesday at its office, 21 Lower Ragsdale Drive.

The topic will be telling others about the diagnosis, and legal and financial issues.

For information and registration, call 647-9890.

SEASIDE

YWCA open house Wednesday

The YWCA is celebrating Women's History Month and the grand opening of its new Seaside office with an open house from 4 to 6 p.m. Wednesday.

Tours of the office at 915 Hilby Ave. will be offered with snacks and beverages. Supervisor Jane Parker will speak. For more information about the celebration or the YWCA's services, call 583-1025.