Best Of The Rest
Thursday, June 20, 2002
Photo: Barrels O' Fun-Carouse at Chateau Julien's wine and cigar dinner Friday.
Toastmasters Morning 6:35am. Every Thursday morning the Toastmasters meet to practice public speaking. Unitarian Universalist Church, 490 Aguajito, Carmel. 641-0652.
Community Farmer''s Market 9am. The Alisal Community hosts a certified farmer''s market every Thursday until 6pm. Local growers sell fresh organic vegetables, fruits, herbs and flowers at competitive prices. 632 East Alisal, Salinas. 757-1402.
Political Humor 11:30am. The Carmel Republican Women Federated will hold a luncheon meeting with guest speaker Charles Freedman, political humorist. $20. Rancho Canada Golf Club, Carmel Valley Rd, Carmel. 624-9398.
Boswick Turnstyle Jr 1pm. This magician and clown performs magic, juggling, chair balancing, jokes and balloon shaping. Free. Seaside Library, 550 Harcourt St., Seaside. 899-2055.
Illustrator Ashley Wolff 2:30pm. This illustrator has drawn animals for many children''s books. Her dog Pumpkin was the model for the main character in Miss Bindergarten Goes to Kindergarten. Free. Monterey Public Library, 625 Pacific St., Monterey. 646-3934.
Argentine Tango Class 7pm. Bring your dancing shoes and try out a beginner class at 7pm or an intermediate class at 8:10pm. $10 for classes. Pacific Grove Art Center, 568 Lighthouse Ave., Pacific Grove. 394-1520. or visit www.tangomontereybay.com.
A Course in Miracles 7pm. Reverend Rita Firestone Seger will facilitate these weekly sessions through July. Love offering. Unity Church of Monterey Bay, 601 Madison St., Monterey. 372-0457.
Wine & Cigar Dinner 6:30pm. The Chateau Julien Wine Estate will host an evening of delectable food, smooth cigars and excellent wine. $75 per person. 8940 Carmel Valley Rd., Carmel. Reservations required. 624-2600.
Jung Friends 7pm. Jung Friends learn "Creative Centering" by Jocelyn Cobb. Dreamworkers meet Mondays for in-depth illuminations of their dreams. Monterey Peninsula Friends of CG Jung, 284 Foam St., Monterey. Donation. 649-4018.
Sunset Magazine Editor 7:30pm. The Heritage Society of Pacific Grove launches its summer lecture series with Sunset magazine''s home editor, Dr. Daniel Gregory. His slide lecture will trace the evolution of the modern home and garden in Northern California. Free. Pacific Grove Middle School Auditorium, 835 Forest Ave. 646-0351.
Tanning By the Sea This bronzing spa will hold its grand opening with free tanning on a first-come first-served basis. Tanning By the Sea, 26352 Carmel Rancho Lane, Carmel.
Ivy Bash 9:30am. Volunteers are encouraged to help rid the Garrapata State Park of Cape Ivy. Free. Meet behind Brinton''s Hardware off Carmel Rancho Blvd., Carmel. 647-8821.
Zen Buddhist Workshop 10am. Reb Anderson, former abbot of the SF Zen Center, will present teachings and practices which deepen wisdom and enhance equanimity. $50 includes lunch. Carpenter Hall, Sunset Center, 8th & Mission, Carmel. 624-7491.
Chef Walk 10am. Earthbound Farm will host its monthly Chef Walk with chef Cal Stamenov, Executive Chef at Bernardus Lodge in Carmel Valley. Participants tour the organic research and development farm with farmer Mark Marino. $20 adults, $5 children 12 and younger. Farm Stand, 7250 Carmel Valley Rd., Carmel Valley. 625-6219.
Celebration of Healing 11am. Free bodyword sessions, demonstrations and refreshments at the Energy Center, a collectively shared space where therapists, massage and bodyworkers offer a unique spectrum of modalities for health and wellness. The Energy Center, 667 Lighthouse Ave., Suite 201, Pacific Grove. 658-0173.
Children''s Circus 11am. The City of Salinas will host a summer circus for children of all ages. There will be workshops in stiltwalking, clowning, acrobatics, juggling and more. Special workshops will be offered for children under 5. Free. El Dorado Park, 1655 El Dorado Dr., Salinas. 758-7900.
Summer Picnic Noon. The Carmel Art Association holds its annual summer picnic for the community in the outdoor sculpture garden. The event kicks off the association''s 75th anniversary celebration. Tickets for food sold at the door. Carmel Art Association, Dolores St. between 5th & 6th, Carmel. 624-6176, ext. 12.
Cypress Grove Open House 1pm. This new charter school for arts & sciences hosts an ice-cream social to enroll students in grades 9-12 for the 2002-2003 school year. Free. Stilwell School site, former Ft. Ord, corner of Normandy and Gen. Jim Moore Blvd, Marina. 392-0200. www.cypressgrovechs.com.
What is a Planet? 7:30pm. The Monterey Institute for Research in Astronomy hosts Dr. Gibor Basri, professor of astronomy at UC Berkeley, for a talk about planets. Free. Monterey Peninsula College, Lecture Hall 102. 883-1000.
Oliver Observatory 2:30pm. There will be a free public tour of the Oliver Observing Station, Monterey Institute for Research in Astronomy''s research facility on Chews Ridge. Reservations required. 883-1000.
Tango Dance Party 8:30pm. Learn to dance the way they do in the salons of Buenos Aires. Party and refreshments. $10. Carmel Scout House, NE corner of Mission & 8th Ave., Carmel. 394-1520. www.tangomontereybay.com.
Potluck Presentation 7pm. Susan Crisante will speak at the Monterey Hostel''s June meeting to share her impressions of China. Free. Monterey Hostel, 778 Hawthorne, Monterey. 372-5762.
Peter & the Wolf 11am & 3:30pm. There will be two performances of The Puppet Company''s "Peter and the Wolf." The puppeteers use magical rod puppets to tell the classic tale with music by Prokofiev. Free. 11am performance: Monterey Public Library, 625 Pacific St., Monterey. 3:30pm performance: Hilltop Park Bookmobile stop, Jesse St. at Withers, Monterey. 646-3934.
Smart Women Finish First Noon. A free luncheon will be offered by Edward Jones Investment to discuss business planning and success. California Grille, Doubletree Hotel, 2 Portola Plaza, Monterey. 656-9767.
Kid''s Poetry 3pm. First of a four-session poetry workshop for children. Free. Pacific Grove Public Library, 550 Central Ave. 648-5760.
Cats ''n Jammers 7pm. The library''s summer reading program hosts an evening of great stories about cats. Wear your favorite PJ''s and bring your own stuffed cat. Free. Monterey Public Library, 625 Pacific St., Monterey. 646-3934.
Square Dancing 8pm. The Sage Stompers Square Dancing Club invites you to join them every Tuesday. Oldemeyer Center, 986 Hilby Ave., Seaside. Free for the first month. $5/month after. 899-0752.
Luncheon Meeting 11am. The Monterey Bay Republican Women Federated will hold a meeting with guest speaker Clarence "Skip" Armstrong, Senior Fellow at the Center for Civil-Military Relations at the Naval Postgraduate School. $18. Lighthouse Lodge, 1249 Lighthouse Ave., Pacific Grove. 644-9053.
Community Forum 7pm. The Citizens League for Progress will hold a community forum with guest speaker Rosemary Ellen O''Neil, RN. She will speak about diabetes and its impact on the community. Free. Villa Del Monte Senior Citizens Complex, Multipurpose Room, 1670 Broadway Ave., Seaside. 394-9047.
Swing Dance 9-10:30pm. Swing by the Japanese American Citizens League Hall every Wednesday night and dance the night away. Basic swing dance lessons offered at 7pm. Intermediate lesson at 8pm. 424 Adams St., Monterey. $10/class, includes the dance. 373-6738.
Calling All Singers Singers wanted for a small acappella group styled after Bobby McFerrin. No experience needed, meets on Sunday nights. 373-3009 or 643-2298.
International Amateur Photography Contest Residents of the Seaside area are invited to submit one photograph in one the following areas: people, travel, pets, children, sports, nature, action, humor, portraiture or other. Over $60,000 in prizes will be awarded in the International Amateur Photography Contest. The deadline for submission is June 28. Please send pictures no larger than 8"x10" and un-mounted to The International Library of Photography, Suite 101-2613, 3600 Crondall Lane, Owings Mills, MD 21117 or you may submit your picture directly online at www.picture.com.
Historic Garden Tours Guided tours of the historic gardens of Old Monterey will be offered every Tuesday at 1:30pm, May through September. The tours will focus on the Cooper 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.
Volunteer Opportunities The Volunteer Center of Monterey County acts as a clearing house for locating and referring volunteers to more than 450 non-profit and public agencies in the county. Call for more information. 1-800-408-9191.
Pool Open to Public The Carmel Valley Pool behind Los Laureles Lodge has opened for the season and is open to the public at $5 per person. Monday is hospitality day and anyone working in the hospitality industry can get in for free! 659-2233.
Recreation The City of Monterey has plenty of fun activities for children and adults, including swimming, crafts and cooking. Call for more information or check out the web site. 646-3866 or www.monterey.org.
Ballet for Athletes Starting soon at the Classical Ballet School, ballet for athletes will help to enhance flexibility, coordination and balance. Safety in pointe-work seminar and vocal training classes are also coming soon. Call the studio or check the web for more information. www.classicalballet.com or 384-3626.
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.
Paws for Reading All three Salinas public libraries are offering a summer reading program for children. Children receive a book log and earn stickers for every five books or 100 pages read. Children who complete their book log will receive prizes. The program will run through August 3rd with weekly presentations and activities. 758-7448.
Stitches From the Heart This organization needs volunteers to knit, crochet or quilt hats, booties and blankets for babies in need. These items are donated to hospitals all over the country. Patterns available. 866-472-6903.
Monterey County Parks The parks department is offering six overnight summer camp sessions at Lake San Antonio for children ages 8 to 13. The camps run Tuesday through Friday weekly through July. Each session is $230. 796-1392.
Wild Things There will be six week-long sessions of summer safari day camps at Wild Things. Camp will run from 10am to 3pm daily for children 7 years and up. Children will meet animals from all different parts of the world as well as participate in animal-themed games and crafts. 400 River Rd., Salinas. 455-1901, ext. 3.
Lyceum Classes There will be plenty of classes offered in the Monterey Bay area for children. Call for more information. 372-6098.
Hartnell Classes for Kids This summer Hartnell College will offer classes for children such as sports, language, theater, music, art, computers and crafts. Visit the web at www.hartnell.ca.us/pathways/ or call 755-6800.
Historic Monterey Walking Tours Guided tours of downtown Monterey will begin at 10:30am daily focusing on California''s history from 1842-1849. They will continue at 2pm daily focusing on California''s history from the 1820s to the 1840s. Free. 649-7118.