Best Of The Rest
Thursday, November 14, 2002
Jazz With The Drummonds 10am. A lecture/demonstration with this established jazz trio. Their new CD "When You Wish Upon A Star" will be available. Free. Music Hall, Bldg. 30, Sixth Ave. on the CSUMB campus, Seaside. 582-3009.
Senior Thanksgiving Dance Noon. Dance for seniors featuring the Russ Guarino Lighthouse Band, meal following dance. $3. Oldemeyer Center, 986 Hilby St., Seaside. 899-6809.
PG High Music Dinner 5pm. The Breakers Cafe hosts a fundraising dinner for the Pacific Grove High School Music Boosters. $10 for spaghetti dinner, bread and drink. Breakers Cafe, 1126 Forest Ave., Pacific Grove. 375-4520.
Thomas Steinbeck Signing 6pm. Thomas Steinbeck speaks and signs his new book>, Down To A Soundless Sea. Thunderbird Bookshop, 3600 The Barnyard, Carmel. 624-1803.
Cancer Survivor Radio Show 6pm. Call-ins for Breast Cancer Awareness Month featured on Access Monterey Peninsula, public television channel 24. Show features an oncologist, a therapist and CHOMP's hospital chaplain. Call in at 333-1086.
Relationship Lecture 7pm. Dr. Tom Bishop and his wife Sarah give this talk on how to go "From Burnt Out to Exceptional Relationships." Crossroads Community Room, Crossroads Shopping Center, Hwy. 1 and Rio Rd., Carmel. Free. 624-8110.
Architectural History of Monterey 7pm. Kent Seavy speaks about "Building Monterey: The Story Of Monterey's Rich and Varied Architectural History." Free. Stanton Center, Custom House Plaza, Monterey. 372-2608.
Next Industrial Revolution 7pm. See a film on how businesses are restructuring themselves with more of an environmental conscience and attention to human dignity. Carmel Valley Community Chapel Fellowship Hall, Paso Hondo and Village Dr., Carmel Valley. 659-2278.
Poetry Slam 8pm. Prepare to be moved, offended, yelled at and seduced. The Rubber Chicken Poetry Slam and Open Mic night is taking place on Thursday this week to accommodate a concert the night before. Different night, same mix of irate feminists and homeless people. $2 to slam, $5 to watch. Morgan's Coffee and Tea, 498 Washington St., Monterey.
War on Weeds Symposium 8:30am. Learn about the most invasive weeds and how to rid yourself of them. $25 includes lunch, $12.50 without, price includes parking. University Center, Sixth Ave. on the CSUMB campus, Seaside. 582-3687.
Craft Fair 10am-4pm. The Salinas Adult School holds its annual art, quilt and craft show, today and tomorrow. Free. 20 Sherwood Pl, Salinas. 753-4268.
Women and Investing Noon. Gain greater control of finances and life with the help of Edward Jones Investments. $10. Whole Foods Lifestyles Center, 800 Del Monte Center, Monterey. 333-1600.
Trash and Recyclables Noon. Find out what happens to your waste products after you toss them to the curb. Three public tours today of various facilities. Call Heidi Feldman for more information, 384-5313.
Tartan Ball 6:30pm. Dance with Scottish pride at the 35th annual gala Tartan Ball. $50 per person, RSVP ASAP. Monterey Elks Lodge, 150 Mar Vista, Monterey. 333-0116.
CSUMB Turkey Trot 8am. Sixth annual race to raise funds for the CSUMB cross country team. Walk or run, free turkeys awarded to winners in each gender and age group. Pre-registration encouraged, $20. CSUMB Quad, Third St. and Intergarrison Rd., CSUMB campus, Seaside. 582-3015.
Plein Air Paintout 9am. Barry John Raybould, four-time prizewinner in the Carmel Art Festival, leads an all-day workshop in plein air painting in oils or acrylics. $100. See www.bjrgallery.com for more details. For reservations and location call 648-1866 or email JacquiSeddon@bjrgallery.com.
Fall Book Sale 9am-2pm. St. Mary's By-the-Sea holds its annual used book sale featuring hundreds of new and used books and collectable records and albums. Coffee and snack bar. St. Mary's, 12th St. and Central Ave., Pacific Grove. 647-1069.
Holiday Craft Fair 9am-4pm. Local artists and craftsmen, snack bar and homemade donuts are featured at this fundraiser for Robert Down School. Pacific Grove Middle School Gym, Fountain Ave. between Hillcrest and Sinex.
IEP Workshop 9am. Parents of special education students are invited to this workshop on Individualized Education Plans and how they apply to each special needs student. Pre-registration required. Monterey County Office Of Education, 901 Blanco Circle, Salinas. 755-0345 or 755-6470.
Child Safety Seat Check 10am. Four out of five child safety seats are used incorrectly. Find out the proper use and how to keep your children safe. Salinas Valley Fire Department, Police Department, and actor Erik Estrada will attend. Northridge Mall, Corner of North Main and Boronda Rd., Salinas. (805) 549-3261.
Craft Fair 10am-4pm. The Salinas Adult School holds its annual art, quilt and craft show. Free. 20 Sherwood Pl, Salinas. 753-4268.
Scientists of Cannery Row 11am. Symposia to perpetuate and record the history of past and current fisheries and fishery science, featuring many experts on the subjects. Free, reservations recommended. State Park History Theater at the Monterey Maritime Museum, 5 Portola Plaza, Monterey. 372-2608, ext. 17.
Enrich Animal Lives 11am. Volunteer orientation to train people to help out with the animals at the Monterey County Animal Services Center. Must be at least 18 and willing to commit to eight hours a month for six months, Wear long pants and closed-toed shoes. Reservations encouraged. Animal Services Center, 2840 5th Avenue, Marina. 442-3857.
County Store and Auction 11am. Support the Blind and Visually Impaired Center by buying arts and crafts at their holiday sale. Lee Durley's Easy Street Band serenades the shoppers. 225 Laurel Ave., Pacific Grove. 649-3505.
Tibetan Experience 2pm. Tibetan refugee and Buddhist Abbot Arjia Rinpoche gives a talk on "How to Interpret a Tibetan Thankga Painting," and also tells of his escape from his Chinese-occupied homeland four years ago. Free, donations accepted for the Tibetan Center for Compassion and Wisdom; reservations encouraged. Sambosa Korean Buddhist Temple, off Robinson Canyon Rd., Carmel Valley. 373-8013.
Fiction Writers Book Signing 2pm. The Fiction Writers of the Monterey Peninsula will be autographing their new short story anthology, Monterey Shorts at BookHaven, 559 Tyler St., Monterey.
Dickens Fellowship Meeting 6pm. The November meeting of the Monterey Peninsula Dickens Fellowship convenes to discuss chapters 7-13 of A Tale of Two Cities. Please bring a potluck dish to serve 6-8 people. Home of Beth Penney, 514 Park St., Pacific Grove. 372-7625.
Silent Auction and Wine Tasting 6pm. Benefit for the Salinas Rotary Club, raising money for community youth projects. Sample wines, eat food and bid on hundreds of items donated by local businesses. National Steinbeck Center, One Main St., Salinas. 754-4130.
International Dinner 6pm. Multiethnic entertainment and cuisine, featuring Chinese lion dancers, jazz saxaphone dinner music, Mexican tapas, Greek salad and more. $20 per ticket, $90 for an eight-person table. Steinbeck Hall Dining Room, Hartnell College, 156 Homestead Ave., Salinas. 755-6829.
Hootenanny 7pm. Sing along to folk, blues, country and acoustic songs. Free admission, songbooks provided. Pacific Grove Art Center, 568 Lighthouse, Pacific Grove. 375-6141.
Folk Songs with MaryLee 10:30am and 6pm. Children's Experimental Theatre and Piper Grove Music present this concert series with MaryLee Sunseri. Kids are encouraged to wear pajamas to the 6pm show. Reservations recommended. $6, babies free. Indoor Forest Theatre, Santa Rita and Mountain View, Carmel. 649-1790.
American Association of University Women 11:30am. Dr. Karen Mendonca speaks about women's roles in higher education. Reservations required, $13. CSUMB Building 29, Sixth St. on the CSUMB campus, Seaside. 620-2655.
California Writers Club 6:30pm. Local author and publicist Patricia Hamilton speaks on the topic of self publishing. Meeting free; pasta, salad and drink $10. The Community Center, The Barnyard, Carmel. 624-1803.
Peace Coalition Meeting 6:45pm. Come join in the local peace movement. All are welcome to find out what the group is planning. St. James Episcopal Church, Franklin St. and High St., Monterey. Call Janet Lenihan, 644-9949.
Telescope Technology 1:30pm. Homer L. Bosserman of the MPC Astronomy Department explains the new techniques used to explore our universe. Register early. MPC Lecture Forum, 980 Fremont St., Monterey. 372-0985.
Apples for Alzheimer's Buy apples and help support the Monterey County Chapter of the Alzheimer's Association. Monterey 647-9890, Salinas 757-0531, King City, 385-8813.
Middle Eastern Drumming Class starts 11/7. $70 for all six weeks (no Thanksgiving class), Thursdays. Drop-ins (if there's room) are $20. Bring your own drums or percussion instruments. Maybe even stay late and help out those aforementioned belly dancers. Encore Boutique, 125 Central Ave., Pacific Grove. 375-1700.
Dancing Classes Salinas School of Dance offers this Tuesday morning class for adults from 11am-12pm and Saturday class of reels, jigs and shoe dancing for kids. 40 West Gabilan St., Salinas. 424-4655 or www. Salinasdance.com.
Afro-Latin Jazz Dance Weekly classes combine dance techniques of jazz, funk African and Latin dance for those aged 8-18. Performance opportunities available. Monday through Friday afternoons, call to pre-register. Pacific Grove Recreation Department, 515 Junipero, Pacific Grove. 648-5730.
Monterey Actors Studio Ongoing auditions for newly formed theater group focusing on theater games, voice, music, improv and movement. Saturdays, 11:30-1:30, St. James Episcopal Church, 381 High St., Monterey. 784-0646.
Friends of Acoustic Music Those with instruments and/or who sing are welcome to join in every Saturday from 2-5pm at Sculpture House & Gardens Gallery, Highway 1, Carmel Highlands. 624-2476.
West African Drum Classes Features authentic rhythms and culture from Senegal. Drums available. All skill levels, drop-ins welcome. $15, $5 drum fee. Classes held Thursdays from 7:30-9pm at Salinas Valley Yoga, 248 Main St., Salinas; and Fridays from 6:30-8pm at Chautauqua Hall, 16th and Central, Pacific Grove. 754-8779.
Peace Vigil The Peace Coalition of Monterey County holds a vigil for peace every Sunday from noon to 2pm at Window on the Bay Park, Monterey; the Salinas Action League holds a peace vigil every Friday from noon to 1pm outside the Salinas Post Office; and the Women's League for International Peace and Freedom passes out anti-war information every Monday from noon to 1pm outside Morgan's Coffee and Tea in Monterey. The public is invited to stop by or join the vigil.
MPC Certified Farmers' Market Every Thursday from 2:30-6pm, this farmers' market sells produce, crafts, fresh food and much more. Monterey Peninsula College, Parking lot A, 930 Fremont St., Monterey.
Old Monterey Market Place This year-round, rain or shine market takes place every Tuesday from 4-8pm. Vendors offer a wide variety of fresh produce, flowers, arts, crafts and jewelry. Alvarado St., Monterey. 655-2607.
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.
Garland Park Walks Varying degrees of difficulty in these Saturday docent-led hikes through Garland Park. Rain cancels. 372-3196, ext. 3.
Carmel Heritage Walking Tours Saturdays at 9:30am, join the Carmel Heritage Society in touring and learning about the town's history. Meet at the First Murphy House, Lincoln and Sixth, Carmel. 624-4477.
Carmel Walks 10am and 2pm Tue-Fri., meet outside the Lincoln Inn (Lincoln and Ocean Ave.) for this two-hour walk through historic Carmel. $20, reservations encouraged. 624-2700.
Meditation for Peace 5:30pm, Sundays. Unity Church holds this new weekly meditation session to encourage peace. Free. Unity Church, 601 Madison St., Monterey. 649-1835.
Christian Singles Fridays at 7:30, meet and connect with other Jesus-loving singles. Call Carolyn Chaney at 784-0207 for information.
Jung Friends Meet every Friday at 7pm to identify and abandon neurotic ways of thinking and acting by learning to apply Jung's basic concepts to everyday situations, 284 Foam St., Monterey. Call 649-4018 to reserve. Donation.
Prevent-a-Litter Become a sponsor of the Animal Friends Rescue Project. A one-time donation of $1,000 is all it takes to become a lifetime friend of AFRP. 333-0722.
Postpone Pregnancy Poster contest with cash prizes for the best poster promoting teenage abstinence and other birth control-related themes. Visit www.postpone.com for more information.
National Student Day of Action Join in the war resistance movement by getting your campus involved in National Student Day of Action, Nov. 20. Call 510-594-4076 to find out how you can help.
First Night Monterey To order admission buttons, find out more, or somehow become a part of First Night Monterey (the sober festival to ring in the New Year) call 373-4777.
Housing Volunteers The Housing Advocacy Council needs volunteers to speak at tenant education workshops throughout the county. Knowledge of Spanish a plus. Call 424-9186.
Homework Pals Monterey Public Library is seeking volunteers for their homework assistance program. Volunteers must be able to commit to at least two hours a week. Training and materials provided.
Salinas Recreation The city of Salinas offers a wide assortment of classes, including a Tuesday & Thursday after-school program, piano lessons, mother and child music classes, self defense and martial arts classes, and talent shows. Call 758-7352 for details.