MONTEREY COUNTY — Monterey County Workforce Development Board is offering the Monterey Cadre Leadership Program on Jan. 24, providing an opportunity to build leadership and advocacy skills for young adults, ages 18 to 24. Participants will develop leadership skills, engage in community service, gain work experience and complete a paid internship, all while building connections with community leaders. Registration deadline is Jan. 18 for the class. Call the Career Center at 866-666-9332 or visit montereycountywdb.org/whats-new/ to learn more.
MONTEREY COUNTY — The 2022 Monterey County Poetry Out Loud, a high school recitation competition, has been scheduled for Saturday, Feb. 5. The competition will take place at the CSUMB Alumni and Visitors Center, from 1 to 2:30 p.m., and will also be live streaming via YouTube. The free cultural event is sponsored by Arts Council for Monterey County, California Arts Council, National Endowment for the Arts, and Poetry Foundation.
SALINAS — Bankruptcy attorney Ralph Guenther, a principal of Guenther Miller Law Group, will be initiating “Walk-In Wednesdays” beginning Jan. 26 in Salinas. Local residents can take advantage of a free bankruptcy consultation to discuss their financial situation and for reliable legal information regarding bankruptcy options. The informative sessions provide a critical resource for individuals faced with foreclosures, repossessions, unpaid taxes, credit cards or medical debt. Walk-in hours are 12:30 to 4:30 p.m. at 601 S. Main St. in Salinas on Wednesdays, Jan. 26, Feb. 23 and March 23.