The Cultural Council of Santa Cruz County and Poetry Santa Cruz are accepting applications for the position of Santa Cruz County poet laureate.
Poets of Santa Cruz County who have been published or recognized for their work are invited to apply.
The poet laureate will be an advocate for poetry, art and literature in the county during a two-year term.
Nominations and applications are due Sept. 1.
For information: www.poetrysantacruz.org or 475-9600.
Graham Hill Road namesake comes to life
Some of the first settlers in the Santa Cruz area lie at rest in Evergreen Cemetery, 326 Evergreen St., near Harvey West Park in Santa Cruz.
Community members will re-enact the lives of some of the people buried there — including Isaac Graham, the namesake of Graham Hill Road, who will be portrayed by Art Graham — with narration by Joan Nelson during free tours of the cemetery Saturday, Aug. 29.
Reduced-price meal applications sent out
Applications for free or reduced-price meals are now available for students enrolled in San Lorenzo Valley schools.
Forms were mailed to all households in the district and can also be picked up in the principal’s office of the child’s school.
To apply, parents must fill out the application and return it to the Student Nutrition Services.
Families that receive Food Stamps or other types of aid only need to mark down the child’s name, the case number of the aid source and the parents’ signature on the application form.
If a member of a student’s family becomes unemployed, the family should contact the school for possible benefits.
Foster care orientation announced
Those interested in becoming a foster parent or caring for a foster child can attend a foster care and adoption orientation at 1400 Emeline Ave., Room 206, in Santa Cruz the first Wednesday of each month.
Upcoming meetings are Sept. 2, Oct. 7 and Nov. 4.
The orientation gives would-be foster parents a better understanding of the child welfare system.
For information: 454-5416
SLV Museum seeks docents
The San Lorenzo Valley Museum will accept new docents to staff the Boulder Creek museum. A docent training class will be scheduled soon.
For information: Lynda, 338-8382.
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