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•The National Multiple Sclerosis Society is looking for roughly 600 volunteers to help in the upcoming Santa Barbara stretch of the MS Bike Tour. The annual two-day event stretches 150 miles in an effort to raise money for programs and services to aid MS patients. All ages are encouraged to sign up. Call (310) 479-4456.

•Ever thought of starting your own nonprofit? On Thursday, August 16, join Carol Nickell of the Nonprofit Support Center for Starting a Nonprofit Part I: To Be or Not to Be? In this seminarthe first in a two-part seriesattendees will learn what it really takes to get a nonprofit off the ground. Registration is $35. Call 681-1040.

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