Best Of The Rest
Thursday, August 8, 2002
Photo: Swim Meet-two-time Olympic swimmer Heather Pease-Olsen speaks Saturday in Carmel Valley.
Chess What 10:30-noon. Second day of a three-day chess clinic for children ages 13 and under, in preparation for a youth chess tournament Saturday. Clinic: $15 one day, $24 two days, $30 three days. Tournament: $10. Monterey Chess Center, 430 Alvarado St., Monterey. 646-8730.
Singles Meet and Eat 5:30pm. This week at the Singles'' cooking class, participants will receive a mystery basket filled with food to cook, and share their dishes together at the end of class. $70 per person. Culinary Center, 625 Cannery Row, Monterey. 333-2133.
Festa Italia 6:30-8pm. The children''s chorus group led by MaryLee Sunseri and MaryAnn Schaupp holds practices every Thursday to prepare for the grand Italian performance September 6. $50 membership fee. Unitarian Universalist Church, 490 Aguajito Dr., Carmel. 649-1790 or 656-9730.
Prospective Member Reception 6:30pm. The Junior League of Monterey County holds a reception for potential members. The Junior League is for women 21 and older who demonstrate a commitment to volunteerism. Free. The Old Whaling Station, 391 Decatur St., Monterey. 375-5356.
Music at the Library 7pm. The Juan L. Sanchez Ensemble holds a concert for ages 16 and up. $5 general. Monterey Public Library, 625 Pacific St., Monterey. 646-3949.
Book Sale 10am-4pm. The Friends of the Harrison Memorial Library invite the public to sift through the many books, records, tapes and collectibles on sale at this annual fundraising event. (Member''s pre-sale Thursday 8/8 11am-4pm.) Ocean Ave at Lincoln St, Carmel. 622-0442.
Music and Play 10am. The Monterey Public Library presents a Born to Read program for children up to age 2, siblings up to age 5, and their parents. Nancy Raven entertains with rhyme, rhythm and song. Free. 625 Pacific St., Monterey. 646-3934.
Chess What 10:30-noon. Third day of a three-day chess clinic for children ages 13 and under, in preparation for a youth chess tournament Saturday. Clinic: $15 one day, $24 two days, $30 three days. Tournament: $10. Monterey Chess Center, 430 Alvarado St., Monterey. 646-8730.
Free Concert in the Park Noon-1:30pm. Parkfest 2002 presents Red Beans & Rice with music from their newest CD as well as their older hits. Presented by the City of Carmel. Free. Devendorf Park, Ocean and Junipero, Carmel.
Reading Series 7:30pm. Authors Raylyn Moore and Maurice Anthony O''Meara speak about their experiences and read from their books at a National Writers Union Local 7 meeting. $5 per person. Thunderbird Bookstore, 3600 The Barnyard, Carmel. 684-0854
Chess What 9am. Kids'' chess tournament for players 13 years old and younger. Monterey Chess Center, 430 Alvarado St., Monterey. $10 entrance fee. 646-8730.
Book Sale 10am-4pm. Books, tapes and collectibles on sale at the Harrison Memorial Library (see Friday).
Chef Walk 10am-Noon. Earthbound Farm presents chefs Jeffrey Jake, Philip Baker and Jerry Regester from Pebble Beach Resorts. Participants will pick fresh produce from the fields and have the opportunity to speak with the featured chefs. $30. Earthbound Farm Stand, 7250 Carmel Valley Rd. 625-6219.
Dream Big 10am. Local athlete Heather Pease-Olson speaks at the First Saturday Series about how synchronized swimming led her twice to the Olympics. Free. Carmel Valley Library, 65 W. Carmel Valley Rd. 659-2377.
Melissa Phillippe 10am and 1pm. Singer/songwriter/performing artist Melissa Phillippe will perform music and teach an afternoon class titled "The Four Agreements and the Toltec Way of Life." Phillippe will perform at the 10am service and the class will begin at 1pm. Workshop $25 advance, $30 at the door.
Chai Day 11am-4pm. Chateau Julien invites all interested to visit their Chai (barrel room) to taste wines and enjoy new wine releases. There will be programs for children. $5.50 per person, children free. 8940 Carmel Valley Rd., Carmel. 624-2600.
Twilight at the Ranch 2pm. This third annual benefit golf tournament, benefiting the Rape Crisis Center, promises refreshments, a dinner buffet, silent and live auctions and a round of golf. And they say one lucky winner will go home with $1 million. $150 individual, $550 foursome, $40 per person for dinner and auction only. Carmel Valley Ranch, One Old Ranch Rd., Carmel. 373-3955
TheraPilates Class 9am. Therapist Sherri Betz teaches a Pilates class focusing on the best exercises to build bones in the most vulnerable area of the hip and spinal vertebrae. The classes run each Wednesday morning for 3 weeks. $20 for all four classes. Sally Griffin Senior Center, 700 Jewell Ave., Pacific Grove. 375-4454.
Brown Bag Lunch Seminar12:30-1:30pm. The Monterey Peninsula Chamber of Commerce presents a brown bag lunch with Clarence Low speaking on how to protect and maintain your computer system-from defrag to virus. Free. Monterey Public Library, 625 Pacific St., Monterey. 375-1537.
Free Parenting Classes1pm. The Women''s Crisis Center in Salinas offers free early parenting classes throughout the year. Parents expecting a child or who have children under five years old may attend. Classes teach the importance of bonding, early brain growth, communication and positive discipline. Free. Women''s Crisis Center, 427 Pajaro St., Salinas. 757-1002.
Burning Relocation Plan Workshop 6:30-9:30pm. Representatives from the U.S. Army, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and California EPA Department of Toxic Substances lead a community involvement workshop as part of Fort Ord''s environmental cleanup program. Tonight''s topic is the prescribed vegetation burning relocation plan. Free. Post Chapel, Building 4280, General Jim Moore Blvd., Ord Military Community (former Fort Ord). 393-9691 or visit www.fortordcleanup.com.
Rubber Chicken Poetry Slam 8pm. Morgan''s Coffee & Tea hosts the bi-monthly poetry slam that gets the entire community word-savvy crazy. Say the right thing and go home with the eternal trophy-the rubber chicken. $5 general, $2 slammers. Morgan''s Coffee & Tea, 498 Washington St., Monterey. 373-5601.
Safari Lab and Workshop Advance reservations are needed for an arts and science safari lab and workshop exploring microstructures in nature at the Elkorn Slough. Ages 9-15. Workshop takes place Saturday 8/17, 9am-noon at the Elkorn Slough Reserve, 1700 Moss Landing Rd. $35. Call 442-1340 for info and map.
Chorus Auditions Hartnell Community Chorus is looking for SATB soloists for the fall semester. Call Diana Rosett to schedule an audition, 754-2440.
Historic Garden Tours Guided tours of the historic gardens of Old Monterey are offered every Tuesday at 1:30pm, May through September. The tours focus on the Cooper Molera Adobe and Larkin House gardens, covering plant identification and lore and the stories of romance and tragedy that unfolded around them during the early years of California. 657-6348.
Historic Monterey Walking Tours Guided tours of downtown Monterey focusing on California''s history from 1842-1849 begin daily at 10:30am. The 2pm daily tour focuses on California''s history from the 1820s to the 1840s. Free. 649-7118.
Arts Grants Available The Cultural Council of Monterey County encourages arts organizations and programs to apply for grants. The Cultural Council seeks artistic excellence, community need and financial stability in its grantees. Application deadline is Sept. 3. For information call 622-9060.
Meals at the American Legion The American Legion Post #41 serves barbecue every Monday evening, $6.50 steak lunches every Wednesday, $5 All-You-Can-Eat Breakfasts on the first and third Sundays of the month and 50-cent hot dogs on Thursday evenings. Everyone is welcome. 1011 Veterans'' Way (at the top of Jefferson), Monterey. 375-9015.
kids summer fun
Art Adventure Cornerhouse Ceramics offers Art Adventure, an art creativity camp for kids ages 7-15. Each session offers many projects including mosaics, clay, ceramic, painting and more. Sessions end August 23. Call for info 646-1929.
Glazes A ceramic workshop will run for three days a week in the morning featuring mosaic magic, play with clay and creative crafts. For ages 7 to 12. Glazes, 235 Crossroads Blvd., Carmel. 624-0204. www.glazes.com.
Kids ''n'' Art Keep the kids entertained in the home stretch of summer vacation with mask making, painting, sculpture, sewing and printmaking. The program runs through August 23 at Larkin School in Monterey. 8:30am to 3:30pm. Aftercare will be available from 3:30pm to 6:30pm daily. 625-9471.
Kids Club The City of Seaside sponsors an after school program for youth in kindergarten through fifth grade. Games, crafts, activities and a homework assistance program are offered. $10 registration fee, $15 family fee for residents. 899-6805.