For more events happening in Santa Monica this week, check out our community calendar. If we're missing a local activity, don't be shy, add it!
1. HURRICANE SANDY BENEFIT AT LIBRARY ALE HOUSE
Where/When: Library Alehouse, 2911 Main St.; 11:30-12 a.m. Thursday
Pricing: No admission
2. RECYCLE WORN JEANS FOR A GOOD CAUSE
Where/When: City Yards, 2500 Michigan Ave.; 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday
Why go: Cotton can be composted, fabrics can become wiping or polishing cloths and old jeans can become wall insulation. Bring an old shirt, jeans, jacket or any clean and dry textiles on Saturday for a city-sponsored reuse workshop, where you can learn how to wrap your gifts in fabric—no sewing required.
3. SANTA MONICA TALKS
Where/When: Civic Auditorium (East Wing) 1855 Main St.; 6:30-9 p.m. Monday
Why go: Find out what's happening in your neighborhood, learn about city services and ask questions of city staffers at the second event in the city's "Santa Monica Talks" series.