Best Of The Rest
Thursday, November 1, 2001
Poetry On the Air 2:30pm. Mathew Friday reads his poetry on John Dotson''s radio show, "One Place." KAZU, 90.3FM.
Monterey Toastmasters 6:30am. All are invited to improve their public speaking, listening and leadership skills each morning with the Monterey Peninsula Toastmasters, where speeches on a variety of topics are given in a supportive and fun spirit. Unitarian Universalist Church, 490 Aguajito, Carmel. Free. 641-0652.
Calligraphy Guild 7pm. The Monterey Bay Calligraphy Guild, Sea Scribes, meets at the Park Lane Residence. 200 Glenwood Circle, Monterey. 625-3742.
Big Sur Multi-Agency Advisory Meeting 10am. Topics discussed include Caltrans Coast Highway Management Plan, State Parks General Plannign Process, Acquisitions of Bixby Ranch, Granite Canyon Marine Lab PCB Removal, U.S. Forest Service Issuance and Renewal of Special Use Permits, exotic plant removal, and reports from resident representatives and member agencies. The Big Sir Lodge Conference Center in Pfeiffer Big Sur State Park. 647-7755.
Environmental Education Training 5-9pm. The Native Restoration Project and the CSU Monterey Bay Watershed Institute invite educators to attend this introduction to Restoration Education Program. This is a two-day training event, and Saturday, (8:30am-4:30pm). Watershed Institute, CSUMB, Bldg. 42, B and 6th, Seaside. $60. 582-3686.
CSUMB Day of the Dead 5:30-8:30pm. The activities held at CSU Monterey Bay''s Music Hall range from face painting, followed by Aztec dancers, drummers and giant puppets. The event also features Popokatepetl Dancers, Juan Sanchez on guitar, and an open mic. Music Hall at 100 Campus Center Seaside. Free. 582-3500.
Help PG Athletics 6pm. The Pacific Grove High School Breakers Club raises money for high school athletics programs with a dinner/dance. The evening starts with no host cocktails and an auction, followed by a barbecue dinner and dancing. Chatauqua Hall, 162 16th St., Pacific Grove. $15. 375-8289.
Big Band Blast 6pm. The Elderhostel at Hidden Valley presents its annual Big Band Dinner Dance to raise scholarship money for students participating in dance and music classes at Hidden Valley. Hidden Valley Music Seminars, Carmel Valley and Ford, Carmel Valley. $20. 659-3115.
Jung Friends Discussion 7pm. Monterey Peninsula Friends of Carl Jung talk about the goddess Hestia and the forms of ecstasy in which she is known. 284 Foam, Monterey. Donation. 649-4018.
Alzheimer''s Workshop 9am-2:30pm. Workshop especially for caregivers and family members of people with Alzheimers or other dementias. Featured guest speaker is author Laurie White. Monterey Beach Resort, Canyon Del Rey, Seaside. 647-9890.
Craft Faire Noon. The Salinas Recreation/Park Department sponsors a two-day seasonal craft faire today from noon to 7pm and Saturday, from 9am to 4pm. Recreation Center, 320 Lincoln Ave., Salinas. Free. 758-7900, 758-7949.
"Shaken Not Stirred" Fundraiser The Junior League of Monterey County presents an elegant evening complete with wine reception, live and silent auctions, fine dinner and musical entertainment. Funds raised go to the support of the many community projects the JLMC is involved with. Rancho Canada Golf Club, Carmel Valley. $85. Call for times. 375-5356.
In Step Saturday morning. Approximately 30 high school bands from around the state compete in Pacific Grove''s annual "Championship Marching Band Festival." Pine Street, Pacific Grove. Free. 646-6595.
Dreaded Holiday Letter 1-4pm. An afternoon workshop shows how to organize and write a holiday letter that turns the typical holiday greetings into something special. Pre-register at the Monterey Recreation Department. 18 and older. Casanova-Oak Knoll Park Center, 735 Ramona, Monterey. 646-3866.
Cafe au Kids 10:30am. Children''s performer Nancy Raven presents her monthly "First Morning" get-together for kids, featuring music, games and stories with an emphasis on harvest time and Halloween. Storyteller Karen Brown joins this month''s gig. Morgan''s Coffee and Tea, 498 Washington, Monterey. $3/adults; $2/children. 649-6080.
Experienced Books 10am. The Monterey Bay Independent Booksellers sponsor an "Elegant Experienced Book Sale" featuring used books of all kinds. Proceeds from the sale of these books benefit literacy programs on the Peninsula. Barnyard Shopping Center, off Carmel Valley Road and Highway 1, Carmel. 624-1803.
American Indian Gift Festival 10am-6pm. Please bring only unwrapped new gifts for delivery to children on the Pine Ridge and Rosebud Reservations, South Dakota. Community Center, 2nd, San Juan Bautista. 623-1807.
Youth Empowerment Seminar 11:30am-2pm. An empowering event for young people that provides an opportunity for youth to recognize and appreciate the adults who have made a difference in their lives. Hyatt Regency, Monterey, Monterey. $15/youth; $25/adult. 394-4279.
Traditional Dancing 4:30pm. Annie Bachar leads dancers in hambo (a traditional Scandinavian dance) lessons. Following the workshop, there will be a potluck dinner followed by the Monterey Contra Dance Community''s regularly scheduled dance. YMCA, 600 Camino El Estero, Monterey. $5/lessons; $7/dance. 373-7559.
Black & White Ball 6pm. The Leagure of United Latin American Citizens presents a dance to benefit LULAC''s scholarship fund. Sherwood Hall, 940 N. Main, Salinas. $50. 796-3800.
DIY Music 7pm. Everyone is welcome to participate in this community hootenanny, an acoustic jam and group sing. This session will pay tribute to country music, with a special emphasis on Hank Williams. Bring your own instruments and potluck dessert; songbooks will be provided. 7pm, Pacific Grove. Donations welcome. 375-6141.
Digging Minerals 8:30am. The Pacific Grove Museum of Natural History sponsors a mineral-collecting field trip in the Clear Creek area of San Benito County. Participants should bring food, water, rock hammers, pry bars and digging tools. Signups are limited. Meet at McDonald''s in King City, carpool to site, King City. 648-5716 ext. 10.
Arts & Crafts 9am. Christmas arts & crafts faire sponsored by St. George''s Episcopal church offers hand-made items for the upcoming holiday season. 98 Kip Dr. (across from North Salinas High School), Salinas. 757-3785.
Smart Woman Finish Rich 12pm. Free luncheon, learn the seven steps to financial security. Lunch is served at the Crazy Horse Restaurant inside the Bay Park Motel. 1425 Munras, Monterey. 656-9767.
Energy Balancing 1:30pm. Integrated health practitioner Joan Giguiere offers a Ji''n shin jyutsu workshop at the Sally Griffin Senior Center. 700 Jewell, Pacific Grove. $2. 647-8466.
Strategic Planning for Non Profits 1pm. The Management Assistance Program of the Community Foundation for Monterey County offers a two-session clinic to help leaders of non-profit organizations develop strategies for assessing goals, community needs and planning processes. Reservations required. Call for location.$80. 754-5880.
Working With Editors 7pm. A writers'' roundtable featuring writer Joelle Steele, sponsored by the local chapter of National Writers Union, discusses the benefits of "Working With an Editor." Walden Books, Del Monte Center, Monterey. 883-4482.
College Night 6:30pm. Carmel High School presents "College Night 2001," a chance for students and their parents to meet with representatives from several colleges and universities. Carmel Valley Rd., Carmel Valley. 624-1821.
Medicare Information Sessions 11-11:30am. People already on Medicare who want a refresher course or want to learn the latest developments in medical insurance. Sally J. Grifith Senior Center, 700 Jewel, Pacific Grove. 375-4454.
Chat on Photography 5:30pm. A one-hour discussion, co-sponsored by the Monterey Museum of Art and Monterey Penninsula College. Claire Lerner specializes in black and white to color prints and her latest specialty, the Polaroid transfer process. Her work is known throughout U.S., Canada and the United Kingdom. Educational Center at 550 Calle Principal, Monterey. Free. 646-4075.
College Night 6:30-8:30pm. Representatives from Universities of California, California State Universities and private and out-of-state colleges are on hand to answer questions. Parent information workshops are also held. Hartnell College, 156 Homestead, Salinas. 759-6925.
Professional Woman''s Meeting 6:45pm. The Professional Women''s Network announces the 2001-02 PWN Woman of the Year. Lee Whitney presents the award to this year''s honoree. The program is Free and open to the public. Community Room at the Crossroads in Carmel, Carmel. 646-0796.
Palestinian Point of View 7pm. Palestinian Hamzi Moghrabi and author Deborah Roban, who recently published a book chronicling four generations of a Palestinian family, discuss the recent history of Palestine, and Palestinian/Israeli relationships. All Saints Episcopal Church, Dolores and Ninth, Carmel. 626-0312.
Miracles in Healing 7pm. Physician Tel Franklin signs copies of his book, Expect a Miracle-You Won''t be Disappointed: A Healing Journey With Appreciative Dialogue, and discusses ways patients can take charge of their own health. Thunderbird Bookshop, Barnyard Shopping Center, Carmel. 646-9316.
Preventative Maintenance Seminar 8am-3:30pm. Seminar covers "Oil flooded Screw Compressors and Vaccuum Systems." Hilton Monterey, 1000 Aguajito Road, Monterey. 373-6141.
Kids Olympic Parade The Winter Olympics torch visits Seaside in mid-January and youth groups are invited to join a multicultural parade to welcome it. Call for sign-up information. Seaside City Hall. Sarah, 899-6340.
Yoga Workshop Santa Cruz Iyengar yoga instructor Kofi Busia presents workshops at the Yoga Center of Carmel on Nov. 10-11. Pre-registration required. San Carlos and 9th, Carmel. $35/one, $60/two. 624-4949.
Golden Gate Registration Registration opens this week for Golden Gate University''s spring 2002 semester. 500 8th St., Marina. 884-0900.
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 (email@example.com), or snail mail. 668 Williams, Seaside CA 93955, Seaside. Free. 394-5656.