Give blood, get meal at Sea Chest Tuesday
Those who donate blood during the ninth annual blood drive from 1 to 6 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 14, at The Sea Chest Restaurant and Oyster Bar will receive a free chowder meal from the ocean-view restaurant at 6216 Moonstone Beach Drive.
Meals of Sea Chest chowder, salad, bread and soda will be served.
The restaurant’s crew co-sponsors the event with Sons of the American Legion and legion Post No. 432.
“It’s for a great cause, saving lives,” said organizer Steve Kniffen. Call him at 927-3266 for details or a reservation.Donations take about 45 minutes, mostly for paperwork. The actual blood-draw takes only five to eight minutes, after which donors are asked to stay for observation for approximately 15 minutes.
Above and beyond the chowder feast, donors should eat a normal meal within six hours of giving blood.
Donors should be at least 17 years old and weigh more than 110 pounds. Those under 18 need a permission slip.
— Kathe Tanner
Free talks on green building on Tuesday
A free “Green Living” seminar about ecologically friendly building techniques and products will be sponsored by SLO Green Build from 5:30 to 9 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 14, at Rabobank, 1071 Main St., Cambria.
The panel of speakers include two Cambrians, John Colgan of Colgan Construction, speaking on building an “energy-wise” home; and Justin Smith of Potter Plumbing, on water-saving devices, including rainwater harvesting and gray water use, including an update on country regulation revisions currently in the works.
Also speaking will be Judy King of Phat Energy on solar power and Mikel Robertson of Green Goods on eco-friendly building materials.
For details, call 543-9900 or e-mail contact@slogreengoods.
— Bert Etling
Dog training classes to begin
“Good Dogma” classes are set to begin soon at Shamel Park in Cambria.
“Puppy kindergarten” meets for the first time from 10 to 11 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 11.
“Basic obedience” classes run from 11:15 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. starting Oct. 2.
Both sessions cost $120 and last five weeks. Senior discounts are available. Pre-registration is required; call 528-8383 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more information, go to http://gooddog ma.net.
Cambrians can get rid of excess veg
Two free services offered to Cambrians during the next month will help them clean up for fall.
Several agencies will team up on Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 18 and 19, to chop certain kinds of vegetation into mulch, thereby reducing fire danger.
And on regular trash days from Sept. 27 through Oct. 1, Mission Country Disposal crews will pick up more garbage and recycling than usual.
Sign up for the free vegetation-chipping service by Sept. 15 at the Cambria Fire Department, 2850 Burton Drive, or Cambria Community Services District, 1316 Tamson Drive, suite 201.
Chipping is available only to owners of developed lots, unless a participating homeowner also owns a vacant lot adjacent to the house.
For details, call 927-6240.
During Mission Country Disposal’s free clean-up days, residential customers in Cambria can each set out up to 12 bundles, bags or containers of garbage, recycling and greenwaste. A small fee will be charged for bulkier items, but those pickups require a reservation. No hazardous waste will be collected.
For details or to order a large-item pickup, call 543-0875.
— Kathe Tanner