Best Of The Rest
Thursday, December 20, 2001
Holiday Luncheon 11:30am. Get a taste of Spain this holiday at the Sally Griffin Senior Center. This luncheon comes complete with Flamenco Dancers, music, and a prize drawing all in a beautiful ocean setting. 700 Jewell Ave., Pacific Grove. $3/seniors; $6/other. 375-4454.
Crate Training Your Pet 6:30. The Monterey County Animal Shelter educates pet owners on the best techniques for crate training the furry one in your family. Reservations appreciated. 2840 5th Ave., Old Ft. Ord Base, Marina. $10.00. 384-1396.
The Bully III Pub & Merry Carolers 6:30pm. The Bully III Pub offers this strolling performance of Christmas Carols along with an appearance by St. Nick himself. Dinner is served from 4:30pm. A special kids menu will be available. Reservations are suggested. NW corner 8th & Dolores, Carmel. Free. 625-1750.
Wild Things Flashlight Tour 6:30pm. The exotic animal ranch offers Friday and Saturday evening tours through 12/30. Highlight is an appearance by Santa and two live reindeer. 400 River Rd, Salinas. $12/adults, $10/children. 455-1901 x3.
Teen Holiday Social 1-5pm. Youths from 6th grade to seniors in high school are invited to the Seaside/Youth and Education Center for rounds of mini-golf and other games. There will also be music, a scrumptious barbecue and an auction with tons of great prizes. 1184 Wheeler Street, Seaside. Free. 899-6374.
Kids Teaching Kids 11-12pm. Pipe-cleaner art expert Carl Padover (age 9) offers his expertise to peers on the intricacies of his craft. Kids ''n'' Art Center, 224 Crossroads Blvd., Crossroads Shopping Center, Carmel. $12/members; $15/other. 625-9471.
Nutcracker at Santa Catalina 3pm/8pm. Ballet Fantasque presents the full-length Nutcracker, with guest dancers Karen Connell and Nikolai Kabaniaev. Members of Rising Star Gymnastics are also featured. 3pm Sunday also. Ballet Fantasque, 690 Taylor, Monterey. $16 adults/ $14 seniors and students/ $10 kids ten and under. 372-0388.
Cake & Cookie Decorating 1-3pm. Get your Christmas treats ready for the big day with Karen Hunting who hosts this goodie-making workshop in cake and cookie arts. Kids ''n'' Art Center, 224 Crossroads Blvd., Crossroads Shopping Center, Carmel. $20/members; $25/other. 625-9471.
Special Christmas Music 10:30am. The women of the award winning Chancel Choir sing Benjamin Britten''s "Ceremony of the Carols." Harpist Pamela Scholz accompanies and Mary Ellen Reedie directs. First Presbyterian Church of Monterey, 501 El Dorado St., Monterey. Free. 373-3031.
Christmas Dining at Quail Lodge The Quail Lodge Resort and Golf Club will be serving Christmas Eve dinner featuring special holiday offerings along with The Covey classics. There will also be a Christmas Day buffet from 10am-2pm. 8205 Valley Greens Drive, Carmel. Call for more information or to make reservations. 620-8886.
Free Christmas Day Dinner 12-3pm. The Community Holiday Dinner Committee and the Monterey Peninsula Kiwanis Club once again sponsor this annual community event. There will be a Free shuttle service for those without transportation and home delivery for people who cannot leave their homes. Contact the Sand City Police Department at 394-1415 to arrange for delivery. Donations are welcome. Monterey County Fairgrounds, Monterey Room, Monterey. Free. 647-1830.
Holiday Day Camp 7:45am-5:30pm. Wondering what to do with the kids over this holiday break? The City of Seaside is sponsoring a two-week camp filled with tons of fun for youngsters ages 5 to 10. Oldemeyer Center, 986 Hilby Street, Seaside. $30/12/26-12-28; $40/12/31-1/4. 899-6273.
Toastmasters Morning Thursday 6:35am. Every Thursday morning the Toastmasters meet to practice public speaking. Unitarian Universalist Church, 490 Aguajito, Carmel. 641-0652.
Tot Time Friday 10:15. One-hour session every Friday for adults over 16 to swim with children 5 and under. Monterey Sports Center, 301 East Franklin, Monterey. Call for information. 646-3730.
Visit Santa Claus Saturday 12pm. Santa is on Cannery Row from 12-4 every Saturday and Sunday from December 1st through 23rd. Steinbeck Plaza, Cannery Row, Monterey. Free. 649-2619.
Pool Pals Monday 1-3pm. Need a pool partner? There will be lots of them at the Casanova-Oak Knoll Park Center where a new drop-in billiards program for local senior citizens (age 55 and older) will be offered every Monday and Wednesday afternoon (excluding holidays). 735 Ramona Ave., Monterey. Free. 646-5665.
Volunteer Opportunities Monday. The Volunteer Center of Monterey has many volunteer opportunities available, from commitment-intensive to occasional. Volunteer Center of Monterey, 857 Munras, Monterey. Monterey 372-4838; Salinas 757-3206.
Mini Massages for Seniors Monday. Certified massage practitioners offering mini-massages on ongoing Mondays. By appointment. Sally Griffin Senior Center, 700 Jewel, Pacific Grove. $5-$10 suggested donation. 375-4454.
Family Night Tuesday 5-8:45pm. If your family needs a change in the nightly routine, drop by the Casanova-Oak Knoll Park Center and participate in games and activities for all ages along with other local families. Ongoing. 735 Ramona Ave., Monterey. Free. 646-5665.
Bingo Wednesday 2pm. Weekly Bingo game for seniors, with refreshments. Ongoing. Vista Lobos, 3rd and Torres, Carmel. Free. 626-1255.
West Coast Swing Wednesday 7pm. Pre-register for a West Coast Swing class at the Monterey Youth Center, to be held Wednesdays, 7-9 pm January 9-23. Monterey Youth Center, 777 Pearl, Monterey. Call for information. 646-3866.
Complimentary Computer Coaching.Ongoing monthly computer lessons for seniors by qualified volunteers. Free access to the Internet and computers. By appointment only. Sally Griffin Senior Center, 700 Jewel, Pacific Grove. Free. 375-4454.
Make a Friend for Life. Monterey County Animal Service Center urges people in stable situations to consider taking in a dog or a cat this holiday season. Also, volunteers are needed to make the animals more comfy, and the center needs donations of towels and blankets to keep the critters cozy. 442-3857.
Immunization Clinic. Monterey County Health Department offers flu vaccinations at its Salinas office, 1270 Natividad Rd in Salinas, on Tuesdays and Thursdays, 8am-11am and 1pm-6:30pm; at Broadway Health Center at 1292 Olympia in Seaside on Fridays, 8am-11am, and at St Jude''s Parish Hall in Marina on Mondays, 8am-11am. Clinics last through December. People ages 50 and up are eligible. Various. 755-4500 (Salinas); 899-8171 (Seaside).
Umpires Needed. High school baseball and softball teams need experienced umpires. Call for more information. 375-3301.
Food Drive. Bring one or two canned food items to Marina City Hall 8am-12pm and 1pm-5pm M-F for "Can Do" food drive. 211 Hillcrest, Marina. 884-1211.
Line Dancing. Pre-register for Country Western Line Dance classes, to be held on Wednesdays, Jan 30-Feb. 13 at 7pm. Ages 16+. Monterey Recreation and Community Service Department, 546 Dutra, Monterey. $30 single Monterey resident, $45 couple/ $39 non-Monterey single, $58 couple. 646-3873.
Cheerleading Camp Monday 9am-5pm. Future cheerleaders, here is your chance. The Monterey Sports Center is offering this 4-day cheer-fest from 12/21-1/4 (no program Jan. 1). Youth in grades three through six can learn everything from dance routines to crowd-pleasers. Early drop-off 7:30am. Space is limited. 301 E. Franklin, Monterey. $95/resident; $110/other. 646-3439.
Beginning Yoga Workshop. Pre-register for Beginning Yoga Workshop, to be held January 19 at 1pm. Ages 18+. Monterey Recreation and Community Service Department, 546 Dutra, Monterey. $52 Monterey resident/ $68 non-resident. 646-3873.
Cha Cha Classes Pre-register for three-week Cha Cha classes to be held Tuesdays January 15-29. Ages 16+. Monterey Recreation and Community Service Department, 546 Dutra, Monterey. $30 single Monterey resident, $45 couple/ $39 non-Monterey single, $58 couple. 646-3873.
Adult Masters Swimming. 4-week session to help make swimmers more proficient in different strokes. Some swimming experience preferred. Call for dates and times. Begins 1/27. Monterey Sports Center, 301 East Franklin, Monterey. Call for information. 646-3730.
Pre-team Swimming. Ages 6-17 are welcome to come and be coached in four competitive strokes. Must be proficient in front and back crawl. Monterey Sports Center, 301 East Franklin, Monterey. Call for information. 646-3730.
Pre-Register for Introduction to Video Production Kids ages 10-15 learn basic production skills with John Mars. Part of a series of workshops on video production, for possible airing on Monterey''s Community Access channel. Call ahead to pre-register. Casanova-Oak Knoll Park Community Center, 735 Ramona, Monterey. Call for information. 646-5665.
Middle-Eastern Belly Dance Wednesday 6pm. Pre-register for this six-week class on the art of belly dancing. Ages 18+. Casanova-Oak Knoll Park Center, 735 Ramona, Monterey. Call for information. 646-3866.
Carmel Christmas Walks 10am. Two hour walk shows off the charm and beauty of Carmel in the Christmas season, featuring hearth fires, poetry and Christmas stories. Tuesday-Saturday every week through December. 2pm also Saturdays. Pine Inn, Lincoln at Ocean, Carmel. $20. 642-2700.
Calendar Deadline 5pm. The Weekly welcomes submissions for the calendar of events. Our deadline is 5pm, one week prior to publication, or earlier for Hot Pick consideration. Ongoing items are printed if space is available. Photos are encouraged and can be returned with a self-addressed envelope. Information is accepted via fax (394-2909), email (firstname.lastname@example.org), or snail mail. 668 Williams, Seaside CA 93955, Seaside. Free. 394-5656.