GREENFIELD — Family Fun Festival, a free celebration of active and healthy living, is planned for Saturday, April 2, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., at Oak Avenue Elementary School, 1239 Oak Ave., in Greenfield. Youth and their parents or guardians are encouraged to bring their bikes, scooters and skateboards to participate. There will be bike obstacle courses, helmet fittings and on-bike training, as well as free snacks, prizes, arts and crafts, music and other family-friendly activities. In addition, Greenfield Community Science Workshop will host a Bike Repair Workshop offering free tune-up and repair services.


KING CITY — Community Food Pantry of King City is hosting a Goodwill collection drive this weekend. Residents are asked to bring new or gently used items, such as clothing, shoes, books, blankets, sheets, linens, curtains, dishes, kitchenware, bikes, music CDs, DVDs, small kitchen appliances and all other general household items to the Goodwill donation trailer. Furniture, mattresses, beds, large appliances, exercise equipment, baby strollers and car seats cannot be accepted at the trailer, which will be parked at King City High School’s Broadway Street parking lot on Saturday and Sunday, April 2-3, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. For every trailer filled, Goodwill will donate $1,000 to the food pantry. For more information, call Peggy Keirn at 831-320-8678.


GONZALES — Through a collaboration with Salinas Valley Recycles, the City of Gonzales now has compost bins available for the community. The implementation of this program helps turn local food scraps into compost that can enrich soil on farms and in home gardens while keeping waste out of the landfill. Anyone interested in receiving a compost bin can stop by City Hall, 147 Fourth St., to pick one up.


KING CITY — King City Rotary Club’s 54th Annual Flea Market, presented by Salinas Valley Fair, is scheduled for Sunday, April 3, at the Salinas Valley Fairgrounds, 625 Division St., in King City. For more information, call Sylvia Venegas at 831-385-4616 or 831-262-5271 (cell).

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Ryan Cronk is the managing editor for King City Rustler and Salinas Valley Tribune, a unified publication of Greenfield News, Soledad Bee and Gonzales Tribune. He covers general news for South Monterey County and the surrounding communities.


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