Best Of The Rest
Thursday, May 2, 2002
Toastmasters Morning 6:35am. Every Thursday morning the Toastmasters meet to practice public speaking. Unitarian Universalist Church, 490 Aguajito, Carmel. 641-0652.
Omar Sosa 10am. This jazz musician will give a lecture demonstration at CSUMB. Sosa combines world melodies with the spoken word and Cuban, Moroccan and Venezuelan rhythms to create his music. CSUMB Music Hall, Building 30, Sixth Ave. Free. 582-3009.
Carmel High Festival 6:30pm. Carmel High presents a multi-media art show and Cabaret performance. The Cabaret performance will offer instrumental and vocal music, dance, drama, poetry, art and a fashion show. Students'' art work will be on display until 5/3. Carmel High School, Highway One, Carmel. 659-3120.
John Feather, Animator 6pm. "Lord of the Rings" animator John Feather will speak at CSUMB about 3-D design, modeling and animation. Feather was asked to join the crew of "Lord of the Rings" in New Zealand to help shoot the second film of its trilogy. Feather is a Monterey native sharing his experiences with interested people. CSUMB Music Hall, Building 30, Sixth Ave. Free. icst3.CSUMB.EDU/animators/
Citadel Lodge Karaoke Nights 7pm. Sing your heart out at these Tuesday and Thursday evening Karaoke-fests sponsored by the Citadel Lodge & Kismet Temple. Elks Rest, 1069 Broadway Ave., Seaside. Free.
Argentine Tango Class 7pm. You don''t need a partner to attend this tango affair. Bring your dancing shoes and try out a beginner class, at 7pm, or an advanced class, held at 8:10. Classes are $10 each. Pacific Grove Art Center, 568 Lighthouse Ave., Pacific Grove. 372-4062 or visit www.tangomontereybay.com.
Jung Friends 7pm. Jung Friends will listen to Michael Meade on tape as he talks about Dreams and Visions: Myths and Revelation. Dreamworkers meet Mondays for in-depth illuminations of their dreams. Monterey Peninsula Friends of CG Jung, 284 Foam St., Monterey. Donation. 649-4018.
50-Plus Walk/Run 7:45am. The 50-Plus Fitness Association will host its monthly walk/run starting at Lovers Point in Pacific Grove. The distance will be approximately four miles or however far you can go in an hour. Bring water and a friend, meet at Lovers Point. Free. 625-3627.
Rummage Sale 8am. The Monterey County Women''s Council of Realtors will host a rummage sale to help the Sheltered for Battered Women. Chicago Title parking lot at the corner of Bonifacio and Washington Streets, Monterey. 444-8401.
Orchid Show & Sale 9am. through 5/5. The Carmel Orchid Society will host its annual May Faire Orchid Show and Sale. This event typically hosts several thousand guests, from sophisticated buyers to first-time buyers. There will be demonstrations and assistance. Crossroads Shopping Center, Highway One and Rio Rd., Carmel. 622-2615.
Chess, Anyone? 9am. The Monterey Chess Center will host a chess tournament for all interested children under the age of 11. This is an opportunity for children to learn to play in a tournament. There will be trophies and merchandise prizes for winners and a certificate of participation for each member. Monterey Chess Center, 430 Alvarado St. $10 entry fee. 646-8730.
California Native Plants 10am. The Rana Creek Habitat Restoration offers classes on the first Saturday of each month to inform the public about the various applications that California Native plants can be used for. The class topic this Saturday will be "Know and Grow the Native Bunch Grasses" with guest speaker David Amme, a California plant expert. 35351 E. Carmel Valley Rd., Carmel Valley. Free. 659-3820.
Labyrinth Workshop 10am. This workshop is designed to help people of all faiths to understand the value of labyrinth use in their lives. This session will cover use for personal healing. Outcalt Chapel of the Community Church of the Monterey Peninsula, one mile east of Highway One on Carmel Valley Rd. Free. 624-8595.
World Cultures Market 10am. Through 5/5. The 18th annual American Indian & the World Cultures Market will entertain guests with arts, crafts, dances and food. There will be a feature performance from the Xipe Totec Aztec Dancers. San Juan Bautista School lot, on the Alameda, San Juan Bautista. $1 donation. 623-2379.
Instant Piano 10am. The Monterey Recreation Department will host a one-day workshop for interested students that would like to learn to play the piano. Students will learn to accompany for sing-a-long songs and even play solos. Cassanova-Oak Knoll Park Center, 735 Ramona Ave., Monterey. $20 materials fee. 646-3866.
First Saturday Morning 10:30am. Nancy Raven will host a show with music, games and stories for children and their families. Sing along and play instruments from around the world. The Maypole dance will take place outside in the garden. Morgan''s Coffee & Tea, 498 Washington, Monterey. $3 adults, $ 2 children. 373-1479.
Play By Ear 2pm. The Monterey Recreation Department will host a one-day workshop for those interested in learning the art of playing music by ear. In this workshop students will learn how to pick tunes out of one''s head, hot to get songs off the radio, how to transpose, how to use Circle of Fifths and how to add the chord accompaniment. Cassanova-Oak Knoll Park Center, 735 Ramona Ave., Monterey. $20 materials fee. 646-3866.
SPECS Concert 6pm. The Harvestlands Foursquare Church will host an evening with dinner and music. The concert is the inspiration of church council members to benefit the church building fund. SPECS will blend old gospel favorites, contemporary Christian tunes, a few oldies and soft-rock favorites as well as some sing-a-long tunes. 327 Pajaro St., Salinas. 443-0444.
The Main Event 6:30pm. The National Steinbeck Center will host its annual "fun" raiser. This causal event will feature an incredible food menu along with a complimentary martini bar. There will be live music from Along Came Betty and City Limits. A live auction will also be held during the event. National Steinbeck Center, One Main St., Salinas. $50. 775-4721.
Contra Dance 7:00pm. Discover Contra Dance; wholesome, flirty fun in a smoke and alcohol free setting. Beginner''s lesson at 7:00pm, dance begins at 7:30pm. The Monterey Contra Dance Community will hold its dance at the Monterey YMCA, 600 Camino El, Monterey. $8 general/ $7 members / $4 students. 373-7559.
Keith Greeninger and Water 7:30pm. Keith Greeninger and the group Water will perform a benefit concert for the Aromas Community Grange. The benefits will go to the Grange''s many activities in the community. Prepare to be unprepared for the diversity and soulfulness you will experience at the concert. Aromas Community Grange Hall, corner of Rose Ave. and Bradue St., Aromas. $12 adults, $6 children. 726-9119.
The Barnyard Garden Tour Noon. Join horticulturist Margo Grych on a special guided tour of the gardens of the Barnyard Shopping Village. Tours will be held the first Sunday of each month from April through October. To participate, meet in front of the Thunderbird Bookshop & Cafe. Free. 624-8886.
Spring Concert 3pm. CSUMB presents their annual Spring Concert with their Gospel Choir, Jazz Band Ensemble and Lyn Bronson, pianist. The concert is under the direction of Norma Mayer. CSUMB Music Hall, Building 30, Sixth Ave. Free. 582-4085.
Belly Dancing with Jamaica 8:30am or 6:30pm. Join Jamaica in releasing the inner you through dance. Belly dancing classes are offered for beginners or those who may have some dancing experience. New location in Monterey/Pacific Grove. Call for more information. 372-6837.
Argentine Tango Class 7pm. Marcelo Varela and Analia Vega, tango teachers from Buenos Aires will be in the Monterey area to give tango workshops. You don''t need a partner to attend this tango affair. Bring your dancing shoes and try out a beginner class, at 7pm, or an advanced class, held at 8:10. Beginner workshops are $20 each. Carmel Scout House, NE corner of Mission and 8th St. 372-4062 or visit www.tangomontereybay.com.
Poetry Reading 7:30pm. "Speak Truth to Power: Toward a World Without Violence" is the topic for discussion with the social action writers at CSUMB as they take back Julia Ward Howe''s original 1870 intent of Mother''s Day as a day of peace, a day to say no to war. Each writer has researched an area of violence in the world and responds through poetry, narratives and visuals. CSUMB University Center, Sixth Ave. Free. 582-3889.
Square Dancing 8pm. Looking for a new kind of workout? 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.
Adventurer''s Group 5pm. Members of Monterey Bay Adventures meet for happy hour at the Monterey Beach Hotel, Canyon del Rey and Hwy 1. This group is composed of like-minded folks who enjoy indoor and outdoor recreation and travel. See MBA.BeHappy.com. Free. 649-6499.
Yoga With Satya 7:30pm. Join Satya for Kundalini yoga and Full Moon Meditation at the Salinas Yoga Center to expand your awareness and your inner you. $12 drop-in. 229-1826.
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.
Sea Scribes Calligraphy 7pm. Sea Scribes Monterey Bay will hold its meetings the first Thursday of each month at the Park Lane-Hyatt Classic Residence. The meetings will start with a demonstration and program, followed by a business meeting. 200 Glenwood Circle, Monterey. Free. 625-3742.
Cypress Grove Cypress Grove Charter High School for Arts and Sciences is now accepting applications and is hosting open enrollment days and nights. Enroll now to reserve a space for fall 2002. Applications being accepted Tuesday and Wednesday evenings 6-8pm and Saturdays 1-4pm through March at St. Francis Xavier Hall, La Salle, Seaside. 392-0200
Kids Club The city of Seaside will sponsor Kids Club after school program for children in kindergarten through fifth grade. The program will include assistance with homework, crafts, games and special events. Kids club will run 2:30-5:30pm on school days until June 7. Registration fee: $10 for residents and $15 for non-residents. Oldemeyer Center 986 Hilby Street, Seaside. 899-6805.
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.
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.
Language Classes The Salinas Adult School is now offering language classes in a summer session. Intensive Spanish and French classes will be offered. 20 Sherwood Pl., Salinas. 753-4352.
Historic Garden Tours Starting 5/7, guided tours through the historic gardens of Old Monterey will be led 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 fledgling California. 647-6204.
Irish dancing World famous dancer Catriona Newcombe will join Salinas School of Dance in a two-week workshop in Irish Dancing. Newcome will teach beginning to advanced Irish Dancing step classes as well as hard shoe. Call the studio to register, 424-4655.