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January 24, 2000

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Fruit tree pruning workshop

Fruit tree expert Orin Martin will offer you all the tips you need to prune your fruit trees successfully at a two-hour pruning workshop on Saturday, January 29, from 10 a.m. to noon. The class will be held at the Louise Cain Gatehouse on the Farm.

Proper pruning will improve the health, appearance, and productivity of your fruit trees. Martin, who manages the Alan Chadwick Garden at UCSC, will cover numerous types of trees, including apple, pear, peach, and persimmon.

Martin will give a talk and then demonstrate pruning techniques that are useful for backyard gardeners. He'll discuss pruning as part of the overall organic management of fruit trees and will field questions from participants. Key tips on the proper timing of pruning and how pruning can be used in tandem with other management techniques to fight disease will also be offered.

The Louise Cain Gatehouse is located 1/4 mile up the gravel road above the Blacksmith Shop; free public parking is available across the street from the Blacksmith Shop in the Physical Plant parking lot.

Fees for the workshop, which are payable the day of the class, are $10, or $5 for members of the Friends of the UCSC Farm & Garden. Participants are encouraged to wear warm clothes; heavy rain cancels the event. For more information, call (831) 459-3248.

Register to vote

Now is the time to register to vote in the March 2000 California Presidential Primary. The deadline for registering and for changing your party registration is February 7. If you've moved, you need to reregister. Voter Registration Forms are available throughout the campus, including the college offices, McHenry Library lobby, and the Student Center, or you may register online.

Election workers needed

Santa Cruz County needs workers to serve on election day, Tuesday, March 7. In order to qualify, you must be able to work from approximately 6:30 a.m. to 9:30 p.m., be a registered voter in Santa Cruz County, and be able to read and write English. There are two types of positions: inspector (requires a 1 and 1/2-day training class) and clerk (training class highly recommended). The positions are basically volunteer, but the county pays a stipend of $60 for clerks and $80 for inspectors. Workers may sign up anytime before election day. For more information, call (831) 454-2060.

Chancellor Greenwood takes a moment to pose on an e-bike.

E-bikes at the Bay Tree Bookstore

The Bay Tree Bookstore is now selling e-bikes at discounted prices. A mid-range "comfort model," which comes with a tote bag and rack, is priced at $999 plus tax (the regular retail price is $1145 plus $49 shipping). The special prices are available to the campus community through an arrangement with EV Global, a Lee Iacocca Enterprise, and Subaru of Santa Cruz. The comfort model comes with a suspension seat post and a gel saddle; saddle bags are optional. Chancellor Greenwood, pictured right, is a fan of e-bikes and uses hers for traveling around campus.

Bicycle licensing available on campus

License your bike during drop-in bicycle maintenance on Fridays from 2 to 5 p.m. at the Recreation Office porch at the East Field House. New licenses and renewals are $3 and are valid statewide. Additional licensing opportunities can be arranged by calling Transportation and Parking Services at (831) 459-2190. TAPS and OPERS will be offering this service through March 10.

Drop-in fitness classes for faculty and staff

The Recreation Office is offering excellent, inexpensive fitness classes winter quarter. The classes are designed with faculty and staff in mind to fit within the lunch break.

Stretch and Strengthen
Mondays and Wednesdays from noon to 1 p.m.
January 19- March 15 (no class 2/21)
Activity Room, East Field House
Instructor: Stephanie Spencer

Yoga Stretch
Fridays from noon to 1 p.m.
January 7- March 17
Martial Arts Room, East Field House
Instructor: Don Bard

The cost for the classes is:
$4 per class for staff/faculty or a 10-class card for $30;
$3 per class for registered UCSC students or a 10-class card for $25;
$5 per class for members of the Santa Cruz community or a 10-class card for $40.

January broadcast schedule for UCSC Forum

UCSC Forum, which features the best of UCSC lectures and programs, airs at 8 p.m. each Sunday and 4:30 p.m. each Wednesday on Community TV of Santa Cruz County, Channel 72.

The schedule for the rest of January is as follows:

  • January 30: Diane DiPrima: Stepping Outside of Regular Life (a poetry reading, facilitated by UCSC lecturer in literature Tom Marshall) (repeat) (rebroadcast February 2)

For more information, call Community Television at (831) 425-8848, ext. 20.

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