The Fifth Annual Higher Education and Research Leadership Summit will take place Friday, Dec, 2, from 7:30 a.m. at the Monterey Marriott. Featuring a segment on “Higher Education Collaborations - High Impact, Hot Topics” to include presentations by Higher Education Institution Champions and Presidents from CSUMB, MIIS, MPC, NPS and MBARI. Cost: $35. RSVP to Machell Sterbick at 582.3236 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Tonatiuh, Danzantes del Quinto Sol, will hold a winter recital along with Ballet Folklórico de Alta California. At 6 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 3, at Sherwood Hall, 940 N. Main St., Salinas. $10 advance, $15 at the door. Come and support this long-lived art troupe from East Salinas.
Table manners: Just in time for the holidays, Kathleen Guice of the Pacific School of Etiquette will hold a class called “Children’s Holiday Table Manners for Everyday: Build Your Children’s Skills in Manners & Politeness” for parents and children’s ages 8-13. On Wednesday, December 7 from 3:30 to 5:00 p.m. at Eddison & Melrose Food Boutique, Tearoom & Catering, 25 Soledad Drive, Monterey (831) 601-3851. Tuition is $35 and includes course foods prepared by Chef Karen Anne Murray of Eddison & Melrose. Class size is limited and reservations are required. The class will focus on table etiquette do’s and don’ts, top 10 table manners, place setting, proper use and handling of utensils before, during and after the meal, “Oops!” (accidents happen and now what?) For more information call Kathleen Guice (831) 484-9608 or email email@example.com.