GROUP SETS DEADLINE FOR PROPOSAL REQUESTS
Women In Philanthropy, a United Way group focused on helping drive countywide youth success, announced a March 15 deadline for requests for proposals.
The group will select qualified nonprofits serving Santa Cruz County to receive annual allocations of $10,000 to implement strategies that support local youth to succeed in school and in life.
SECOND HARVEST HOSTS AWARDS DINNER
Denise Acosta and Nick Alaya will be recognized as hunger fighters of the year as Second Harvest Food Bank hosts its annual awards dinner at 5 p.m. March 11 at Hotel Paradox, 611 Ocean St.
Tickets are $45 per person or $450 for a table of 10. Seating is limited.
Details: 831-722-7110 ext. 226, email@example.com or www.thefoodbank.org.
GAIL RICH AWARDEES ADDED TO LEHRER GALA
Gail Rich Award recipients Lori Rivera and Joe Ferrara have joined the cast of 22 performers for the second Viva La Lehrer celebration of the life and songs of legendary satirist Tom Lehrer.
The event begins at 7 p.m. April 9 at Kuumbwa Jazz Center.
Lehrer, legendary satirist and a UCSC professor emeritus has granted permission to perform his songs.
Tickets are on sale. Proceeds will benefit Encompass Community Services.
Details: www.VivaLaLehrer.com or 831-423-3607.
LINSCOTT CHARTER HOSTS OPEN HOUSE
Linscott Charter School, serving students in kindergarten through eighth grade, will host an open house 6:30-7:30 p.m. March 10 at 220 Elm St.
A new parent academy starts at 5:30 p.m. in the school library.
Families who have newly applied or are on the wait list must attend to be considered for 2015-16 admission. Details: www.linscottcharterschool.org.
SOROPTIMIST RESERVATIONS DUE MARCH 10
Soroptimist International (SI) of Capitola-By-The-Sea will honor Jessica Starkes and Anissa Banuelos at its annual awards dinner at 6:30 p.m. March 24 at the Seascape Golf Club, 610 Clubhouse Drive, Aptos.
The event is open to the public. Tickets are $35. Reservations are required and can be made at firstname.lastname@example.org by March 10.
Honored with the “Live Your Dream” awards, which includes a $2,000 cash award for Starkes and Banuelos that can be used to offset any costs associated with any efforts to attain higher education.
CITY TO UPDATE HOUSING ORDINANCE
The City Council will hear public input at 7 p.m. March 12 on an ordinance amending the zoning code to add definitions for transitional and supportive housing as required by state law.
Input also will be taught on a proposed ordinance regarding council members placing an item on the City Council agenda.
The council meets in City Hall, 420 Capitola Ave.
GARDEN CLUB OFFERS SCHOLARSHIP
Nominations must be received by March 20 for a $300 scholarship offered to a graduating high school senior planning to enroll in Cabrillo College’s Horticulture Program in the fall.
The Santa Cruz County Gardeners’ Club in partnership with the County Office of Education Regional Occupational Program and the Cabrillo College program are soliciting nominations from teachers. Students must be taking a horticulture or agriculture course in high school to be considered.