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MONTEREY COUNTY — Monterey County Free Libraries is conducting a survey through July to evaluate the library open hours for each community that it serves. The anonymous feedback will help MCFL plan for the future. Take the survey at, or find the survey link on the red banner at the top of the MCFL website


GREENFIELD — Greenfield Police Department is hosting an ice cream social this Friday, July 21, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. outside the department at 599 El Camino Real. Sponsored by the Greenfield Police Officers Association, the event will offer free ice cream sundaes (while supplies last) for the community, as well as the opportunity to meet officers, build connections and enjoy the summer heat.


SOLEDAD — The LEO Foundation is hosting its annual Casino Night fundraiser on Friday, July 21. Join the LEO Foundation for a night of games, appetizers and soft drinks and great company from 7 to 11 p.m. at 235 West St. in Soledad. Guests can take their chance at the poker table, throw the dice at the craps table or turn the wheel at the roulette table. The Cops Giving Tree event, held every December for youth and their families, is a direct result of the hard work and dedication of the LEO Foundation. For Casino Night tickets or more information, contact Michele Galloway at 831-261-2642.


SOLEDAD — Special Kids Connect is hosting its monthly Play Connect Grow class in Soledad on Friday, July 21, at 10 a.m. at Hartnell’s Soledad Education Center, 1505 Metz Road. They will be providing free diapers for families who attend, but they must pre-register. The registration form can be found at

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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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