Best Of The Rest
Thursday, June 27, 2002
Photo: On Guard-The Human Chess Game is a TheatreFest highlight Saturday and Sunday.
LeTip of Monterey 7am. This business-networking group of local entrepreneurs will host a free business mixer. A hearty breakfast and door prizes will be provided along with the opportunity for guests to speak about their business and learn how networking can help their enterprise flourish. Free. Marie Calendar''s Restaurant, Del Monte Shopping Center, Monterey. 277-3667.
Partnership for Kids 7:30am. The Boys and Girls Clubs of Monterey County will host a breakfast and tour of the facility for interested community members. Free. 1332 La Salle Ave., Seaside. 394-5171.
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.
Children and Families Commission 9am. There will be a public meeting of Monterey County Children and Families Commission. Free. 1125 Baldwin St., Salinas. 444-8549 ext. 19.
Health and Social Senior Fair 11am. Madonna Manor, an independent living community for women of all faiths, will hold a fair featuring fitness, health, advocacy and social providers. Free. 1335 Byron Dr., Salinas. 758-0931.
Monthly Birthday Celebration 11:30am. The Sally Griffin Senior Center will celebrate all birthdays in the month of June with food and entertainment. Free. 700 Jewell Ave., Pacific Grove. 375-4454.
Hispanic Chamber of Commerce 11:30am. The Monterey County Hispanic Chamber of Commerce will join with Wells Fargo Bank to hold a luncheon meeting for discussion of SBA Fresno District Office plans for the future. $15 per person. Chapala''s Mexican Restaurant, 438 Salinas St., Salinas. 757-1251.
Mr. Grumpy''s Outing 2:30pm. The Monterey Public Library will host two performances of Mr. Grumpy''s puppet show. Children of all ages are invited to join the musical story about cooperation and friendship. Free. 625 Pacific St., Monterey. 646-9394.
Summer Mega Mixer 5:30pm. The Seaside and Sand City Chamber of Commerce will host a summer night party for all community members. There will be live dancing, an all-you-can-eat buffet, cocktails and raffle prizes. $5 members, $15 non members. Carmel Mission Inn, 3665 Rio Rd., Carmel. 394-6501.
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.
The Cachagua Playboys Noon. The city of Carmel sponsors a lunchtime concert with this musical group that shares a passion for traditional songs and sounds of Louisiana; from clean Cajun numbers sung in French to fast Zydeco music that gets the crowd moving. Free. Devendorf Park, Ocean & Junipero, Carmel.
Bookworks Concert 7pm. 14-year-old singer-songwriter Lauren Shea sets her poetry to music, performed on her purple guitar "Titanic." Free. Bookworks, 667 Lighthouse Ave, Pacific Grove. 372-2242.
Garland Ranch Hike 9am. Join a Monterey Peninsula Regional Park District Docent at Garland Ranch for a four- to five-hour moderate hike from the Visitor Center into a redwood canyon. Bring water and lunch. Free. Meet at the Garland Ranch Visitor Center, 10 miles out Carmel Valley Rd from Highway One.
Kids'' Day 10am. Earthbound Farm will host a day for children. There will be a bug walk to visit the farm up close and an art workshop for children to get creative and messy. Fee for materials. 7250 Carmel Valley Rd., Carmel Valley. 625-6219.
Book Signing 11am. Pam Carroll, illustrator of A is for America and G is for Golden, will sign her newest book, America by the Numbers: One Nation. Free. Thunderbird Bookshop, The Barnyard, Carmel. 624-1803.
Big Sur Remembered 1pm. Pebble Beach art teacher, designer and new author Theodora Overton signs copies of her book Loose Diamonds, a novel about the Big Sur sex-and-drugs culture of the 1960s. A discussion with the author follows. Free. Bookworks, 667 Lighthouse Ave., Pacific Grove. 372-2242.
Gibson Creek Broom Pull 2pm. Join the California Native Plant Society to complete French broom removal where the redwoods meet the pines just down the road from the pygmy cypress forest. Free. Meet behind Brinton''s Hardware in Carmel Rancho Center. 447-2677.
Free Concert 2pm. The Monterey County Composers will present a concert featuring original musical compositions by Dale Victorine, Nancy Bloomer-Deussen and Rick Knudsen. The Carl Cherry Center for the Arts, Guadalupe and 4th, Carmel. 422-1099.
Shabbat Celebration. 6pm. Music and meditation before "seudat shelishit," the third Sabbath meal, followed by vegetarian pot luck dinner and Havdalah, the fire and spice ceremony marking the end of Shabbat. Music by Heather Secord and cantorial soloist Shana Winokur, accompanying Rabbi Leah Novick. Please bring a dish to share. Everyone welcome. Free. Congregation Beth Israel, 5716 Carmel Valley Rd, Carmel. RSVP to 626-8556.
Sotheby''s7pm. Christopher Mahoney, Vice President of Sotheby''s Photographs Department, presents a slide lecture on the photographs of Ansel Adams, and will speak about current auction prices fetched by the master''s prints. Free. Sunset Center, 9th and San Carlos, Carmel. 625-5181.
Custom Car Show & Festival 11am. There will be a special car event to get local motors running. $15 advance, $20 at the door. Monterey County Fairgrounds, 2004 Fairground Rd., Monterey. 636-0301.
Foggy Town Celtic Trio 2pm. The city of Carmel presents this three-woman troupe playing Celtic music on multiple instruments such as the mandolin, penny whistle, cittern, concertina and guitar. Free. Outdoor Forest Theater, Mountain View at Santa Rita, Carmel. 620-2000.
Free Concert 2pm. The Monterey County Composers will present a concert featuring original musical compositions by Dale Victorine, Nancy Bloomer-Deussen and Rick Knudsen. First United Methodist Church, 404 Lincoln, Salinas. 422-1099.
Mobius Operandi 3pm. This musical ensemble will play both improvised and composed music on a number of original musical instrument sculptures created by Oliver DiCicco. Free. Henry Miller Library, Hwy.1, Big Sur. 667-2574.
Writer''s Roundtable 7pm. The monthly writer''s roundtable meeting will be led by Duffie Bart discussing "Writing and Talking: The Mystery of Self-Expression." Free. Thunderbird Books, The Barnyard, Carmel. 883-4482.
Poetry Circle 7pm. The Monterey County Public Library''s High School Poetry Circle will meet with Patrice Vecchione while high school poets (ages 14-19) are invited to read their work. Free. Monterey Public Library, 625 Pacific St., Monterey. 646-3949.
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.
Blazing Saddles 8:30pm. Lost in Carmel is the sponsor for this week''s movie under the stars, a classic comedy set in the Old West starring Mel Brooks, Gene Wilder, Madeline Kahn and Harvey Korman. Dress warm and bring a picnic. $5. Outdoor Forest Theater, corner of Mountain View and Santa Rita, Carmel. 626-1681.
Professional Women''s Network Noon. The PWN will hold its monthly meeting for all (women) who are interested. $15. The Fish Hopper, Cannery Row, Monterey. 646-0796.
Send Me No Flowers 8:30pm. The Cypress Inn is the sponsor for this week''s second movie under the stars, starring Rock Hudson and Doris Day. Dress warm and bring another picnic. $5. Outdoor Forest Theater, corner of Mountain View and Santa Rita, Carmel. 626-1681.
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.
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 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.
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. 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.
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.
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.
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.
Help Stop Hunger The Food Bank For Monterey County and Albertson''s Grocery Store are teaming up to fight hunger. You can help by buying canned food at a two-for-one price and donating the second to the food bank. Barrels will be provided outside the store. 758-1523.
summer fun for kids
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.
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.
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.
Summer Fun The city of Seaside is offering plenty of classes and activities to keep children occupied. From tiny-tots to teens there will be indoor and outdoor activities. Please call for information 899-6270.
Kids ''n'' Art Summer art programs are being offered, including mask making, painting, sculpture, sewing and printmaking. The program will run weekly through August 8:30am to 3:30pm. Aftercare will be available from 3:30pm to 6:30pm daily. 625-9471.