Free workshop Nov. 1 on hiring caregivers
A panel of experts will give a presentation on "Hiring and Managing In-Home Caregivers" 2-3:30 p.m. Nov. 1 at the Community Foundation Santa Cruz County, 7807 Soquel Drive, Aptos.
Speakers are: Karina Aragon, In Home Supportive Services, Santa Cruz County; William Atkinson, supervising district attorney, Consumer and Environmental Protection Division, Santa Cruz County, Saundie Isaak, executive director, Lifespan Case Management Services; Kendra Webster, supervising care manager, Health Projects Center. Bob Lee, district attorney, Santa Cruz County, will be on hand.
The program is presented by Health Projects Center, Senior Network Services, Seniors Council and County of Santa Cruz.
Light refreshments will be provided. Admission is free. Seating is limited; registration is required by calling 459-6639.
Seminar will focus on positive parenting
Triple P, Santa Cruz County's Positive Parenting Program, will offer a seminar series for parents and caregivers from 6-7:30 p.m. Oct. 10 and Oct. 17 at Brook Knoll Elementary, 151 Brook Knoll Drive.
The first event's theme will be "Raising Confident, Competent Children" and the second is "Raising Resilient Children."
To register, contact Cori Burt at 335-6605 or email@example.com, or go to www.first5scc.org/calendar/parent-trainings. For information, contact Stephanie Bluford, First 5 Santa Cruz County, at 465-217 or go to triplep.first5scc.org.
National Coming Out Day reception Thursday
The Darling House will host a reception for the Diversity Center honoring National Coming Out Day, from 5:30-7 p.m. Thursday Oct. 11, at 314 W. Cliff Drive. Reservations are not required.
John Laird, California's secretary for natural resources and Santa Cruz's first openly gay mayor, will welcome guests. Guests will receive an update on the center's work to support lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer people.
For information, call 425-5422 ext. 102 or go to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Arboretum plant sale Oct. 13
The UC Santa Cruz Arboretum will host its annual Fall Plant Sale from noon to 4 p.m. Oct. 13 at the Eucalyptus Grove on High Street near the intersection of Western Drive. Held in conjunction with the California Native Plant Society, the sale opens from 10 a.m. to noon for members of either organization, and memberships will be on sale.
The sale features an unusual selection of native and non-native species chosen to thrive in local gardens. Many are drought tolerant. A complete list is at arboretum.ucsc.edu.
The Arboretum is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. every day. Norrie's Gifts is open daily from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Grey Bears opens online bookshop
The California Grey Bears organization has launched a new program to sell donated books online at amazon.com.
Proceeds from the program will support the Grey Bears Brown Bag Program, which facilitates the delivery of fresh groceries to 4,000 seniors each week.
Those wishing to donate books can bring to any of three drop-off locations: Grey Bears main campus at 2710 Chanticleer Ave., Monday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.; Buena Vista Landfill Recycling Center in Watsonville, Monday-Sunday, 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. or the Ben Lomond Transfer Station, Monday-Sunday, 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Volunteers are need to help with book cleaning, data entry and order fulfillment.
For information, contact Tim Brattan at Grey Bears at 479-1055 ext. 224 or by email at email@example.com.