Thursday, August 28, 2003
Soups and Salads 11:30am. Kevin Dunn leads a class in creating soups and salads for one or two people. Suggested donation $5. Sally Griffin Senior Center, 700 Jewell Ave., Pacific Grove. 375-4454.
Building Healthy Neighborhoods 6:30-8pm. The Salinas mayor and city council hosts a community dialogue with the Salinas Police and Code Enforcement departments. Bardin Elementary School, 425 Bardin Rd., Salinas. 758-7229.
Brand Building and Marketing 6:30-8:30pm. Marci Bracco of Musgrave Marketing and Design discusses how to develop a successful marketing campaign and build a brand image. $125/person (includes a consultation with Musgrave). Reservations required. CenterFOR, 187 El Dorado St., Monterey. 645-9570.
River Dolphins 7:30pm. Dr. Guy Oliver of the Institute of Marine Studies at UC Santa Cruz gives a lecture on river dolphins of the Peruvian Amazon, sponsored by the local chapter of the American Cetacean Society. Hopkins Marine Station Lecture Hall, Ocean View Boulevard, Pacific Grove. 625-2120.
Health Care Directives 1-2pm. Attorney Eric Holk offers a free seminar on advance health care directives and durable power of attorney. Meals on Wheels/Sally Griffin Senior Center, 700 Jewell Ave., Pacific Grove. 375-4454.
Jung Friends 7pm. Monterey Peninsula Friends of CG Jung continuing discussion on the final chapters of Barbara Hannah's book, Striving Towards Wholeness. 284 Foam St., Monterey. 649-4018.
Bruce Mooody Reading 7:30pm. The author of Will Work For Food or $ signs copies of the book at Pilgrim's Way Bookstore. Dolores and 5th, Carmel. 667-2347.
The Buddhist Path 7:30pm. Poet and Zen priest Zoketsu Norman Fischer presents a lecture on "truly growing up," as discussed in his new book, Taking Our Places. He also leads a workshop with yoga, meditation practice, and lunch on Sat. 8/30, 10am-4pm. Lecture, $8; Workshop, $50. Carl Cherry Center, Guadalupe and 4th, Carmel. 624-7491.
Discover Flanders Mansion 10:30. Melanie Billig leads a tour of Flanders Mansion. Bring lunch. Meet at the entrance of Mission Trails Park across from the Carmel Mission, Rio Road at Lasuen, Carmel. 626-3826.
Poetry Writing Workshop 1-3pm. The Monterey Public Library hosts Taelen Thomas for an "Ogdenesque" poetry workshop. Hear Ogden Nash poetry and learn to write in that style. Reservations required. 625 Pacific St., Monterey. 646-3949.
Bohemian Nights 8pm. Taste an "Irish stew" at Kalisa's Cafe. The ongoing series features Irish music by Amy Krupski, Shannon Miller and Marc Rush. $5/person. Cannery Row, Monterey. 656-0967.
Monterey History Lecture 1-2pm. Tim Thomas talks about the history of the Monterey sardine industry in "Dark of the Moon," the last lecture in a series on Monterey history, sponsored by the Monterey History and Art Association. Maritime Museum, Custom House Plaza, Monterey. Free/MHAA members, $5/non-members. 372-2608, ext. 11
Ed Brodow Signing 2-4pm. The author of Beating the Success Trap, Negotiating for the Life You Really Want and the Rewards You Deserve signs his book at Bookworks, 667 Lighthouse Ave., Pacific Grove. 372-2242.
I Remember Papa Ombudsman Advocates of Monterey County honors elderly men in long-term care on this Labor Day. Community donations will provide the men with baseball cap gifts. Donations and volunteers for "I Remember Papa" are needed. 2200 Garden Rd., Monterey. 333-1300.
Homecrafters' Jury 9am-3pm. All tri-county (Monterey, Santa Cruz, San Benito) craftspeople are invited to bring their works to be juried for Carmel's annual Homecrafters' Marketplace, held in November. Call for entry details. Vista Lobos, Torres between 3rd and 4th, Carmel. 620-2020.
Hospitality Training Salinas Adult School presents classes in the hospitality, tourism and food service industries, beginning 9/3. Call to pre-register. 20 Sherwood Pl., Salinas. 753-4268.
Managing Pain 1pm. Dr. Carrie Forrest gives advice on living with pain in the first of this fall series of lectures at the Sally Griffin Senior Center. Donations welcome. 700 Jewell Ave., Pacific Grove. 649-3363.
Successful Writers 7pm. The monthly Writers Roundtable of the local chapter of the National Writers Union features Helene Rothschild, author of Free to Fly: Dare to be a Success. She speaks about traits of successful people and writers. Thunderbird Books, Sophia Room, The Barnyard, Highway 1 and Rio Road, Carmel. 883-4486.
Stretch Express 7-8pm. The Monterey Recreation Department offers a stretch class for adults. A monthlong session starts 9/4 at Casanova-Oak Knoll Park Center, 735 Ramona Ave., Monterey. Pre-register at 546 Dutra St., Monterey. 646-3866.
Pregnancy Celebration 4:30-7:30pm. The Parents Center at Salinas Adult School hosts "Labor of Love," a celebration of moms-to-be and infants. Salinas Community Center, 940 N. Main St., Salinas. 753-4273.
summer for kids
Flag Football 9am-noon. Seaside sponsors a youth flag football league every Saturday. The fundamentals of football are taught to kids ages 8-11. Register at the Oldemeyer Center. $25/person. Games take place at Laguna Grande Park, Canyon del Rey, Seaside. 899-6805.
Karaoke Kafe Pre-register for six-week karaoke "classes" at the Monterey Youth Center, for students in grades 6-8, starting 9/20 or 10/1. A karaoke contest is held the last day of class. 777 Pearl St., Monterey. 646-3873.
Capoeira Dance Three- or four-week sessions of Brazilian Capoeira dance classes are offered for youth ages 13-17, beginning 9/20. Pre-register at the Monterey Recreation Department, 546 Dutra St., Monterey. 646-3866.
Kids' Art Nights Every Friday night (through December) from 6-8pm, kids ages 7-17 are invited to make or decorate ceramic art pieces. Pre-registration required for each class. Next class, Aug. 29, call for info. $30 (includes materials, instruction, snacks and drinks). Corner House Ceramics, 231 17th St., Pacific Grove. 646-1929.
Stage Combat Saturdays 2:30-4pm. Mark Shuler teaches stage combat techniques and safe "mock fighting" for students in grades 5-12. Pre-register for five- or six-week class beginning 9/20. 546 Dutra St., Monterey. 646-3866.
Table Tennis Club Every Wednesday, 6-10pm. Ping-pong players of all levels are invited to join or stop by for a game at the weekly table tennis club. Seven tables are available. Marina Community Center, 211 Hillcrest Ave., Marina. 915-2410, 384-7475.
Point Sur Tours Three-hour walking tours of the Point Sur Lightstation are offered on Saturdays, Sundays, Wednesdays and Thursdays. Group size is limited, meet early on Highway 1 just north of the Point Sur Naval facility. $5/person. 625-4419.
Drum Circle "Feel the Beat" drum circle meets every Monday from 7:15-9pm at the Unitarian Church on Aguajito Road, Carmel. Beginners welcome. Bring something to hit, shake or tap. Free. 624-7404 or 643-2298.
Hand Drumming Wednesdays at 1pm. Drum classes with a variety of instruments and rhythms are taught by Carlotta Veliz at the Sally Griffin Senior Center. 700 Jewell Ave., Pacific Grove. 375-4454.
Something's Fishy Tours Saturday, 10-11am. Tim Thomas of the Monterey History and Art Association leads tours of "old Monterey" from the Maritime Museum, Cannery Row, Coast Guard Pier, and more. Meet at Custom House Plaza, Monterey. 372-2608 ext. 11.
Walk Garland Ranch Saturdays. Year-round docent-led hikes take place in Garland Ranch Regional Park. Call 372-3196, ext. 3 for details. 700 W. Carmel Valley Rd., Carmel Valley.
Argentine Tango Classes Beginners' class at 7pm, intermediate at 8:10pm, at the Pacific Grove Art Center each Thursday. Call 394-1520 for more information or visit www.tangomontereybay.com. 568 Lighthouse Ave., Pacific Grove.
Christian Singles Fridays at 7:30pm. An evening for making new friends and sharing. Call Carolyn for details, 784-0207.
Grief and Loss A support group for grief and loss issues meets Wednesdays at 4pm, at the Visiting Nurses Association. 5 Lower Ragsdale Dr., Monterey. 758-8243.
Certified Farmers' Market at MPC Every Thursday from 2:30-6pm at Monterey Peninsula College, Parking lot A, 930 Fremont St., Monterey. 384-6961.
Marina Farmers' Market Everyone's Harvest (Cosecha Para Todos), a weekly farmers' market in Marina Sundays from 10am-2pm. Fresh produce, baked goods, arts and crafts. Marina Transit Station, 280 Reservation Rd., Marina. 384-6961.
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 Street, Monterey. 655-2607.
New Toastmasters Club Wednesdays, noon-1pm. The Brownbag Lunch Toastmasters (BLT) meets weekly at the One Stop Career Center for leadership and communication skills imrpovment. 730 La Guardia St., Salinas. 796-3384.
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.
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.
Teen Lounge The Salinas Community Center has ongoing activities Monday-Thursday for all teens. Pool and ping-pong tournaments are scheduled each Tues. and Thurs. night. Board games, video games, a TV and VCR and stereo are available. 940 N. Main St., Salinas. 758-7352.
Pacific Cultural Exchange Families are sought to host foreign high school students for the 2003-2004 school year. Students speak English, have insurance, and are eager to learn. Call (800) 894-7633.
African Dance and Drum Classes West African drumming and dance class every Sunday. Drum class is at 11am, dancing at 12:30. Park Avenue Performing Arts Center, 33 Park Ave., Monterey. 246-2314.
Coast Weekly Deadline The deadline to include information in the "8 Days" calendar of events is Tuesday at 5pm, two weeks before the event. Calendar Editor, 668 Williams Ave., Seaside, CA 93955. firstname.lastname@example.org. Fax: 394-2909.
Italian Cabaret Sat. Sept. 6, 6:30pm. The deadline to buy tickets for "La Bella Notte" is 8/31. The event includes food, wine, entertainment and dancing. $30/person. Hidden Valley Music Seminars, Carmel Valley. 659-4342.
Crafters Needed Artists and craftpeople are invited to the Carmel Mission Fiesta on Sept. 28, 11am-5pm. The fee is $75-125. Call 915-3386.
Parenting Classes Pre-register for two classes at the Parent Center at Salinas Adult School. "Parenting Infants to 5-Year-Olds" and "Common Sense Parenting (6-12 year olds)" begin Sept. 9 and run six weeks. $25/family. 20 Sherwood Pl., Salinas. 753-4273.
Volunteers Sought The Volunteer Center of Monterey offers a variety of volunteer opportunities, from crisis line volunteering to delivering meals. Call them at 757-3208 or 800-408-9191.
Adult Literacy Monterey County Free Libraries seeks volunteer tutors for their adult literacy program. Help someone improve their English skills. Call 899-0417.
Alzheimer's Memory Walk Volunteers The Monterey County Alzheimer's Association seeks volunteers for its fundraiser walks Oct. 4 in Monterey, and Oct. 25 in Salinas. 647-9890 or 757-0531.
Aikido of Monterey Sensei Danielle Smith and aikido students invite the community to support the "art of peace" by donating to a dojo (school) expansion project. Call for raffle tickets and details on the Sept. 21 Aikido Festival. 1051 10th St., Monterey. 375-8106.
Treasures and Pleasures Unwanted jewelry, precious collectibles, "gently used" items, and donations are sought by the Monterey County Alzheimer's Association for its rummage sale in March 2004. 647-9890.
Housing Advocates The Housing Advocacy Council of Monterey County seeks volunteers to speak at tenant education workshops. Training provided, bilingual (Spanish) a plus. Call Pauline at 424-9186.
Small Appliances Class Mondays and Wednesdays, 6:30-9:30pm. An ongoing class at the Monterey Adult School teaches repairs on TVs and VCRs, microwave ovens and small appliances. Enroll at any class. Del Monte School room 11, Casa Verde Street and Del Monte Avenue, Monterey. 373-4600.
Web Design, Photoshop Classes The Carmel Regional Occupational Program offers 12-week classes in Web design, Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign. Open lab hours also, taught on Macintosh. 624-1821 ext. 244.
Classical Ballet Applications are now being taken at the Classical Ballet School in Marina, which focuses on the Cecchetti style. Classes begin Sept. 1. Other classes include vocal training, tap dance, and music appreciation. Marina Grange, 213 Carmel Ave., Marina. 384-3626.
Blood Drive Community Hospital of the Monterey Peninsula seeks donors of O and A type blood. Blood levels are low. The CHOMP Blood Center is at 576 Hartnell St., Monterey. 625-4814.