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GREENFIELD — A Community Impact Meeting, hosted by Sun Street Centers, is planned for Wednesday, Dec. 7, at 5:30 p.m. at Vista Verde Middle School, 1199 Elm Ave., in Greenfield. Topics include opioids and Narcan, how community members have been affected, and a brief presentation on “sextortion” and teen “sexting.” Contact Maria Camacho at 831-208-0654 for more information.


SOLEDAD — This Christmas, Soledad Parks and Recreation will host a free Senior Holiday Lunch on Tuesday, Dec. 13, in place of the regularly scheduled SOCOS Social. Mrs. Claus will be visiting and needs help providing gifts to the elderly residents. The community is asked to donate wrapped, gender-neutral gifts to the Soledad Community Center, 560 Walker Drive, by Friday, Dec. 9, to bring a local senior some cheer this holiday season. Seniors age 60 and up can register for the free lunch via or call 831-223-5250.


KING CITY — King City Cemetery and Wreaths Across America will be hosting a wreath-laying ceremony at the cemetery on Saturday, Dec. 17. The wreaths will be placed on all veteran’s graves. Anyone who knows of any veterans interred without a veteran’s mark on the grave or know of any veteran who has died in the past year who is interred at King City Cemetery can contact Karen Leonhard at 831-385-1333 or [email protected]. Wreaths can be purchased by contacting Kathy Imamura at 408-802-4437 or Dorothy Errea at 831-382-4230.


SALINAS — Hospice Giving Foundation and Heal Together will present a virtual workshop, “Healing and Moving Through Grief During the Holidays,” on Friday, Dec. 9, from 2 to 3 p.m. In this online 60-minute session, experts will talk about grief and loss, focusing on how to manage feelings during the holiday season. Also included will be a therapeutic music session to guide attendees in remembering those they are missing. Pre-register at or call 831-333-9023.

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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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