Thursday, April 21 â€“ Earth Day Mixer, 5-7:30 p.m., McShane's Nursery, 115 Monterey-Salinas Hwy., Salinas. Free admission but donations accepted on behalf of The Lincoln School Healthy Kids Program. Non-profits, businesses and individuals selling handmade crafts are invited. RSVPs not necessary. Mixer hosted in partnership with the Grower-Shipper Association, Monterey County Farm Bureau, Salinas Valley Chamber of Commerce, Salinas Valley Solid Waste Authority, California Women for Ag and the Salinas Jaycees. For details, contact 455-1876.
Tuesday, April 26 â€“ MBEP Regional Economic Summit, Hyatt Regency, Monterey. This all-day event will include expert speakers and panelists exploring and highlighting regional approaches and solutions on topics such as the AgTech Revolution and the Blue Economy in Monterey County. RSVP now.
Friday, May 6 â€“ Celebration of Small Businesses in Monterey County with U.S. Congressman Sam Farr, 3-5:30 p.m., Embassy Suites Monterey Bay. Register here.
Friday, May 13 â€“ MCBC Monthly Membership Luncheon (second Friday of the month), 11:45 a.m. - 1:30 p.m., Bayonet & Black Horse Golf Club, Seaside. Special guest speaker John Laird, Secretary of the California Natural Resources Agency. Tickets: $25 in advance, $30 at the door. RSVP now. (BIO)
SAVE THE DATE â€“ Thursday, Oct. 27: Monterey County Business Council Annual Higher Education & Research Leadership Summit. 7:30-10 a.m., Monterey Marriott.
SAVE THE DATE â€“ Saturday, Feb. 4, 2017: Mark your calendar for next year's MCBC 22nd Anniversary Gala & Annual Economic Vitality Awards at the Hyatt Regency Monterey.