Best Of The Rest
Thursday, November 8, 2001
Prunedale Chamber Mixer 5:30pm. Friends of the Prunedale Library and the Prunedale Chamber of Commerce present a mixer featuring a silent auction, gift baskets, raffle prizes and refreshments. Prunedale Library, 17822 Moro, Prunedale. $5 donation. 663-2292/449-6869.
Teachers for Tomorrow 6pm. The MPC Teachers for Tomorrow Club hosts guest speaker Karen Brown of Monterey Public Library. MPC Almaden Lounge, 980 Fremont, Monterey. Free. 646-3006.
Argentine Tango Class 7pm. San Francisco tango guru Glenn Corteza guest teaches class tonight. Singles welcome. Carmel American Legion Hall, Dolores between 8th and 9th, Carmel. $15. 649-8821.
Drama and Musical Performance 7pm. Seaside Cultural Arts Group presents the King Middle School Drama Club and Musical Group. Featured are performed by the jazz band and orchestra, as well as a production of "A Christmas Carol." Oldemeyer Center, 986 Hilby, Seaside. Free. 394-9047.
Parenting Talk 7pm. Dr. Tom and Sarah Bishop give a presentation on "How the Parents'' Relationship Affects the Family." This covers subjects from infidelity to abuse and effects on the immediate and larger family groups. Crossroads Community Room, Crossroads Shopping Center, Rio Road and Highway 1, Carmel. Free. 624-8110.
Gift Bazaar 6-8pm. The Larkin Mall, a fundraiser to benefit Larkin Elementary School, brings Tupperware, Pampered Chef and other home party gift consultants to a frenzy-free holiday bazaar. Larkin Elementary, 190 Seeno, Monterey. 333-1005.
Mom and Baby Yoga 10am. Registered pre- and postnatal yoga instructor Bonnie Bragg demonstrates strategies for maintaining peace, strength and body tone after childbirth. Babies and siblings ages 2-5 welcome. Monterey Public Library, 625 Pacific, Monterey. Free. 646-3934.
Make-A-Wish Dinner 6:30pm. Fundraiser for the Make-A-Wish foundation, presented by Cafe Abrego owner and chef Karen Ann Murray. All attendees recieve special take-home gift. Featured is cabaret/jazz artist Shelly Cullin, along with Alan Berman on piano and vocals. Cafe Abrego, 565 Abrego Street, Monterey. $75. 376-3750.
Women''s Golf Clinic 7:30am clinic/4:30pm reception. Soroptimist International of Carmel is hosting its 9th annual Women''s Golf Clinic for all levels of players. Presentation by LPGA Touring Professional Shelley Hamlin. Rancho Canada Golf Club, 4860 Carmel Valley Rd, Carmel. $250. 642-4747.
New Forms of Ecstasy 7pm. Followers of Jung meet to read "Hestia Come Home" by Jerilee Cain. Reservation required. 284 Foam, Monterey. Donation. 649-4018.
Weekly Parenting Classes Friday 10am/noon. Women''s Crisis Center offers parenting classes every Friday for English speakers and every Wednesday (same time) for Spanish speakers. Completion of all five sessions wins students a free car safety seat. Women''s Crisis Center, Salinas. Free. 757-1002.
Showing and Selling Art 10am. Art coach Shirley Povey tells artists, dealers and galleries how to show and sell art. Learn to negotiate the business aspects of making money from your work and become informed about the art world. Carmel Mission Inn, Highway 1 and Rio, Carmel. Call for pricing. 583-0200.
Choral Singers Workshop 10am. I Cantori Di Carmel presents Bruce Rogers giving a demonstration of selected masterpieces in the English tradition and from around the world. Free for students under 20. MPC Choral Room, Monterey. $40 for series of 3/$15/$17 at door. 644-8012.
Iyengar Yoga Workshop 1:30pm. Santa Cruz-based yoga instructor Kofi Busia, preeminent teacher of Iyengar yoga, is leading a workshop for all levels of proficiency. Sunday also. Pre-registration required. Sunset Center Cottage 18, lower parking lot, 10th and San Carlos, Carmel. $35 each/$60 both. 624-4949.
History of Abalone Fishery 1pm. Maritime Museum hosts presentation on history of abalone fishing in the Monterey Bay and tour of Monterey Abalone Company facilities. Reservations required, limit 30. Maritime Museum, 5 Custom House Plaza, Monterey. $10. 375-9181, ex. 17.
Jade Sculpture 1pm. Local jade sculptor Don Wobber offers tour of his studio to see his work in connection with the P.G. Museum of Natural History''s current exhibit, "Central California''s Mineral Wealth." Private residence in small space, wheelchairs not encouraged, no kids. Limit 15. 560 Grove Acre, Pacific Grove. Free. 648-5716, ex. 17.
Book Release Party 4pm. Party for the Release of Big Sur Marvels and Wonderous Delights by David Detrich. Henry Miller Memorial Library, Hwy 1, Big Sur. Free. 667-2574.
Honoring Public Service 6:30pm Reception/7:30pm dinner. Second annual "Evening to Honor Lives of Public Service," honoring Representatives John Murtha (D-PA) and Bill Young (R-FL), recipients of this year''s Jefferson Lincoln award. Inn at Spanish Bay, 2700 17 Mile Drive, Pebble Beach. $250; tickets sold out but waiting list has begun. 582-4200.
Interfaith Potluck Fundraiser 6pm. Musician Alisa Fineman and poet Elliot Roberts entertain at this potluck for peace sponsored by the Women''s International League for Peace and Freedom, United Religions Initiative and the Coalition of Minority Organizations. Monterey Senior Center, Lighthouse and Dickman, Monterey. Donation. 372-5762.
Argentine Tango Party 7:30. Guest instructor Roberto Forte teaches a basic tango class followed by a party, no partner necessary, singles welcome. Carmel Scout House, NW Corner of Mission and 8th, Carmel. $10 party/$15 party and class. 372-4062.
CSUMB On-Campus Admissions 7:30am. CSUMB allows graduating seniors as well as transfer students to apply in person. Qualified candidates may get admitted on the spot. Workshops and campus viewing featured, as well as participation in annual Kelp Kraze street fair. University Center, Sixth Street, CSUMB Campus, Fort Ord. $55 application fee. 582-3653.
The Birth of Stars and Planets 7:30pm. Dr. Frank Shu, leading expert on star formation, delivers a lecture on the violent process of a star''s birth as part of the Monterey Institute for Research in Astronomy''s ongoing lecture series. Monterey Peninsula College, Lecture Forum 103, Monterey. Free. 883-1000.
In Search of the Red-Legged Frog 9:30am. Carmel River Watershed Council sponsors this tour through red-legged frog country with expert amphibian tracker Dawn Reese. Call to reserve space. Garland Ranch Regional Park, Carmel Valley Rd, Carmel Valley. Free. 659-1760.
Holiday Faire 9am. Handcrafted holiday gifts and decorations, baked goods, collectibles, jewelry. Lunch in the garden room. Church of the Wayfarer, Lincoln and 7th, Carmel. Free. 624-3550.
Fund-Raising Albacore Dinner Cocktails 6pm/Dinner 7pm. Monetery Salmon and Trout Project, a non-profit seeking to restore salmon and trout to the area''s waters in cooperation with Castroville Rotary Club, is hosting its 24th annual fundraising dinner. Project demo, raffle, door prizes and silent auction featured. Castroville Recreation Center, 11261 Crane, Castroville. $14. 458-3095.
Overeaters Anonymous 2pm. OA hosts a talk, "Living Beyond the Food," with guest speaker. Open to public. Monterey Public Library, 625 Pacific, Monterey. Free. 647-0119.
Radiation: What Is Important? 2pm. Lawrence Livermore Laboratory scientist Mark Hart delivers a lecture on the surprising number of contemporary and antique consumer items that contain radioactive elements. PG Museum of Natural History, 165 Forest, Pacific Grove. Free. 648-5716.
Workshop on Sanctuary Management 7pm. Put in your two cents'' worth on how the Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary ought to be managed over the next decade. Boatworks Bldg, Hopkins Marine Station, Pacific Grove. Free. 425-1363.
Jungian Dreamworkers Meet 7pm. Dream discussion and illuminations in the manner of Jung. Reservation and pre-interview required. 284 Foam, Monterey. $10. 649-4018.
Mughal Architecture in India 7:30pm. Curator and scholar Patrick Maveety lectures on architectural masterpieces, including the Taj Mahal, of the Mughal dynasty, which ruled India from the 16th-19th centuries. Enjoy an Indian buffet dinner ($20) beforehand at 5:45pm. Crossroads Community Room, Carmel. Free. 624-0541.
Aquarium Volunteer Training Intro 7pm. This informational meeting is a prerequisite to the Aquarium''s 15-week guide training course. Subsequent introductory meetings take place 11/29 and 12/11. 886 Cannery Row, Monterey. Free. 648-4867.
Land Use Meeting 9am. Discussion of proposed call boxes in the Big Sur area. The Transportation Agency for Monterey County is proposing to integrate call boxes with existing public phones. Call for location info, 667-2521. Free. 775-4411.
Discussion of Energy Crisis 12pm. Luncheon, after which Assemblyman Fred Keeley speaks to the League of Women Voters about the California energy crisis. Question and answer period follows. The Elks Lodge, 150 Mar Vista, Monterey. $15 for luncheon/lecture free. 648-8683.
Gentrain History Lecture 1:30pm. Rich Kezerian of the MPC history department presents a lecture called "Seeds of Discontent and Lessons for the Future." Gentrain Forum (LF-102), MPC, 980 Fremont, Monterey. Free. 646-4224.
Discussion of Vegetation Removal 1pm. Alternatives for removal of excess vegetation at Fort Ord, including controlled burning. Steinbeck Forum, Monterey Conference Center, 1 Portola Plaza, Monterey. Free. 393-9691.
MPCC Breakfast Series 7:30am. Monterey Peninsula Chamber of Commerce continues its "Good Morning, Monterey Peninsula" breakfast series, which includes live entertainment and door prizes. Topics include network and internet security, merchant fraud and information disaster recovery. Embassy Suites, 1441 Canyon Del Rey, Seaside. $12 members/$20 non-members. 648-5360.
Climate Change And You 7pm. Dr. Raphael Sagarin of Hopkins Marine Station discusses evidence of global climate change and how amateur naturalists have provided invaluable data over the years. Moss Landing Marine Laboratories, 8272 Moss Landing Rd, Moss Landing. Free. 633-MLML.
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.
Singles For Seven First Impressions hosts a no-pressure singles mixer (groups of seven chat for seven minutes) on Saturday, 11/17 at Anthony''s Steakhouse. Reservation deadline is 11/14. 394-5650.
Calendar Deadline 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.