Thursday, July 10, 2003
Pieces of Shakespeare 2:30pm. Cindy Womack of Pacific Repertory Theater performs scenes from A Midsummer Night's Dream for kids ages 5 and up. Free. Monterey Public Library Community Room, 625 Pacific St., Monterey. 646-3934.
Zun Zun Musical Performance 1pm. Award-winning bilingual musical performers for children and adults known for their humor, vitality, and commitment to audience participation. Monterey County Free Libraries, 26 Central Ave., Seaside. 899-2055.
Culinary Class 6pm. Learn to whip up classic sauces in a class/tasting at the Culinary Center of Monterey. Pre-registration encouraged. $90. 625 Cannery Row, Monterey. 333-2133.
California Summer Music Program 7:30pm. Concerts and master classes for student musicians continues nearly every night through July 27, free of charge. Robert Louis Stevenson School, 3152 Forest Lake Rd., Pebble Beach. (415) 753-8920.
46th Annual Antiques Show and Sale 10am-5pm today and Saturday. Noon-5pm Sunday. Twenty-eight exhibitors from throughout the state will participate. St. Mary's By-The-Sea Episcopal Church, 12th and Central avenues, Pacific Grove. $5 ticket good for all three days. 373-4111.
Women's Council of Realtors Luncheon 11:30am-1:30pm. Featured speaker Dean Flippo, Monterey County district attorney, on credit card theft, identity fraud, and how to protect against it. Steinbeck Center, 1 Main St., Salinas. $19/members, $25/non-members. 643-2373.
Carmel ParkFest Noon-1:30pm. The Alan Berman Quartet is the featured band in this week's free summer concert in the park. Swing and jazz standards. Devendorf Park, Ocean Avenue, Carmel. 624-3543.
Culinary Class 6pm. The Culinary Center of Monterey offers a class on "cooking with wine." Pre-registration suggested. $125. 625 Cannery Row, Monterey. 333-2133.
NWU Reading Series 7pm. Poet Joanna Martin and creative writing teacher Illia Thompson present their work at this monthly writer's meeting. Thunderbird Bookstore, 3600 The Barnyard, Carmel. $5. 684-0854.
Japanese Zen Philosophy Lecture 7:30pm. Kazuaki Tanahashi gives a lecture on the writings and practice of 13th-century Japanese Zen philosopher Eihei Dogen. Katherine Thanas, a Soto Zen priest and teacher, joins Tanahashi. Carl Cherry Center for the Arts, 4th and Guadalupe, Carmel. $8. 624-7491.
Photo: Amen: Rev. Woods sings the gospel, Salinas (7/11), Seaside (7/12).
Gospel Concert 7:30pm. The Hebrew Gospel Singers, featuring Rev. Wesley L. Woods, perform at Mount Nebo Baptist Church, 563 Roosevelt St., Salinas. Free. 674-1847.
Healthcare Action 9am-12:30pm. Join a community campaign to defend Natividad Hospital, organized by the Monterey Bay Central Labor Council AFL-CIO. IBEW Hall, 10300 Merritt St., Castroville. 633-1869.
Gateway Rummage Sale 9am-2pm. The Gateway Center, a program for developmentally disabled adults, holds a giant rummage sale to benefit the program and services. 850 Congress Ave., Pacific Grove. 372-8002.
Bug Walk 10-11am. Earthbound Farm offers a walk through the organic farm to learn about helpful and destructive gardening bugs. Free. 7250 Carmel Valley Rd., Carmel Valley. 625-6219.
Jewelry Lecture 10am. The Friends of Carmel Valley Library host jewelry artist Nathan Lefthand who speaks about Navajo jewelry, turquoise and art of silversmithing. CV Library, 65 W. Carmel Valley Rd., Carmel Valley. 659-2377.
Volunteer Training Session 10am-3pm. John XXIII AIDS Ministry is currently recruiting volunteers to train as friendly advisors to HIV+ individuals. Call Roger Hofstra, 655-1737.
Flanders Walk 10:30am-12:30pm. Melanie Billig leads a nature walk on Mission Fields Trail up to Flanders Mansion. A history talk follows. Meet at the trailhead across from the Carmel Mission. Reservations requested. Rio Road at Lasuen, Carmel. 626-3148.
Kids' Star Search 2003 Noon-2pm. KWAV sponsored. Ages 4-17. Bring background CD/tape or sing a capella. Qualifiers will move on to the Star Search finals at the Monterey County Fair on August 13. One grand prize winner from each of the three age groups. Northridge Mall (at the food court), Salinas. 649-0696.
Jazz Booksigning 4:30pm. Local jazz guitarist Bruce Forman signs copies of his first book, Trust Me, and performs jazz favorites. Thunderbird Books, The Barnyard, Highway 1, Carmel. 624-1803.
Aromas Contra Dance 7:15pm. Live music by the Growling Old Geezers sets the contra dance in motion, with Greg McKenzie calling the shots. Beginner's lesson is offered before the main event. No partner necessary. Aromas Community Grange, Rose and Bardue streets. 726-7253.
Gospel Concert 7:30pm. The Hebrew Gospel Singers, featuring Rev. Wesley L. Woods, perform at Seven Day Adventist Church, 1600 Broadway Ave., Seaside. Free. 674-1847.
Argentine Tango Party and Performance 7:30 dance class, 8:30 party. Native Argentinian dancers and teachers Francisco Forquera and Natalia Hills will teach the class and later perform at the party. "House of the Four Winds," 540 Calle Principal, Monterey. $6 class, $12 party. 394-1520.
Booksigning 11:30am. Stan Chapman signs copies of Rancho Lorraine, a detective story set near Santa Barbara. Thunderbird Books, The Barnyard, Highway 1, Carmel. 624-1803.
Obon Festival Noon-8pm. The traditional day for honoring ancestors in Japan is celebrated at the Monterey Peninsula Buddhist Temple with Japanese entertainment, arts and foods. 1155 Noche Buena St., Seaside. 394-0119.
Coastal Watershed Training 1-5:30pm. Volunteers and interns are needed for a water quality monitoring project by the Coast Watershed Council. Training is provided for this five-month project. Space is limited, reservations recommended. Call for location, 212-1800.
CBA Fundraiser 1-4pm. The Taming of the Stew, a mock chili cook-off, features Carmel Business Association restaurants, and local vintners supplying wines. Also visit the Trash and Treasures lawn sale. Reservations recommended. La Playa Hotel, El Camino and 8th, Carmel. $40/advance, $50/door. 624-2522.
Observatory Tour 2:30-4pm. Monterey Institute for Research in Astronomy opens its Chews Ridge center for a free tour. Reservations required. Carmel Valley. 883-1000.
Turkish Dance 3-5pm. Helene offers a two-hour workshop on Rumi dance from Turkey. A Park Avenue Studio, 33 Park Ave., Monterey. 384-4141.
Bat Walk 8:30pm. Listen to bat echolocation calls and watch acro"bat"ics over Lake El Estero. Expert Jean Scott leads a bat walk and gives information on 16 local species. Del Monte boulevard and Camino Aguajito, Monterey. 648-0602.
"Dark of the Moon" Lecture 1-2pm. Tim Thomas, director of public programs for the Monterey History and Art Association (MHAA) speaks. Stanton Center at the Maritime Museum, Custom House Plaza, Monterey. Free to members, $5 for non-members. 372-2608.
'First 5' Applications 10am-noon. First 5 Monterey County, a program to benefit local children from infancy to age 5, seeks organizations to apply for $9 million in grants. Application workshops at Mountain Valley Family Development Center, 115 Bardin Rd., Salinas; and Soledad High School, 425 Gabilan Dr., Soledad. 444-8549.
Jade Lecture 7pm. The Oriental Art Society of the Monterey Peninsula hosts jade expert Sam Bernstein, who presents a slideshow of "adventures in the jade trade." A banquet begins at 5:45pm (reservations required) at China Delight. Free lecture is held at the Crossroads Center Community Room, Rio Road, Carmel. 625-7602.
Bagels and Kegels 10-11am. Not to be missed, for the title alone. Marta Lynch, from Community Hospital of Monterey Peninsula, offers information on bladder fitness. Refreshments (bagels!) served. Reservations recommended. Sally Griffin Senior Center, 700 Jewell Ave., Pacific Grove. 375-4454.
'First 5' Monterey County 10am-noon. First 5 Monterey County, a program to benefit local children from infancy to age 5, seeks organizations to apply for $9 million in grants. A workshop is held at the Monterey County Office of Education, 901 Blanco Cir., Salinas. 444-8549.
California Writers Club 6:30pm. The Central Coast Writers branch of the CWC celebrates its first birthday with an "evening of networking, sharing and learning." $5/non-members, $10/pizza dinner. The Barnyard Community Room, Highway 1 and Carmel Valley Road, Carmel. 625-2965.
Films in the Forest Dusk. Enjoy a movie under the stars; tonight, the 1969 hippie classic Easy Rider is shown. Outdoor Forest Theater, Santa Rita and Mountain View, Carmel. $5. 626-1681.
Dream Journals 7-9pm. Delve into dream interpretation and lucid dreaming with a discussion group at Borders Bookstore. 2080 California Ave., Sand City. 394-6470.
Choir Music 7:30pm. A recital of classical music, folk songs, and Americana is performed by the 35-member Northwest Boys Choir from Seattle. Free. Stevenson School Chapel, 3152 Forest Lake Rd., Pebble Beach. 625-8342.
The Pilgrim Trail 1:30pm. Art and Elizabeth Pasquinelli give a lecture on their trips along the Pilgrim Trail through Spain and France. The slideshow illustrates one of the most popular pilgrim trails in the world, 750 miles long. Monterey Peninsula College Lecture Forum 102, 980 Fremont Ave., Monterey. 646-4224.
"Focus on History" Lecture 7-8:30 pm. John Walton, author of Storied Land, is the featured speaker in an informal lecture with Q & A. Mayo O'Donnell Library, 155 Van Buren St., Monterey. 372-2608 ext 11.
Forest Films Dusk. Bring your sweetie to watch Willie Wonka and the Chocolate Factory at the Forest Theater Guild's summer movie series. Outdoor Forest Theater, Santa Rita and Mountain View, Carmel. $5. 626-1681.
Widowed Persons Association 11:30am. Talk by State Trooper David Peelo whose subject will be Traffic Control and Homeland Security for Seniors. Lunch following program. The Elks Lodge, 150 Mar Vista Dr., Monterey. $15. 620-1927 (lunch reservations) 646-8940 (addt'l info).
Chinese Cooking 6:45-8:30pm. A three-week course on cooking healthy Chinese-style dishes. Participants will prepare a light meal at each class. Oldemeyer Center, 986 Hilby Ave., Seaside. $65/Seaside residents, $76/non-residents. 899-6805.
Musical Marketplace 5:30-8pm. The Dennis Murphy Trio performs outside at Del Monte Center. Wine and food tastings from local restaurants and wineries. Proceeds will benefit the Monterey Peninsula Chamber of Commerce. Munras Avenue, Monterey. $10. 373-2705.
Storytelling Workshop 10-11:30am. The Monterey Public Library presents a workshop, "Finding Your Family Stories," with master storyteller Donald Davis. Davis will explore memory processes to discover your personal family stories. 625 Pacific St., Monterey. 649-3949.
Driver Safety Class 12:30-4:30pm. The AARP sponsors driving safety classes for seniors. Pre-register for 7/17 and 7/18 at Sally Griffin Center (655-9918), and 7/24 and 7/25 at the Salinas Adult School (753-4268). For general information call 663-3420.
summer for kids
Drop In and Play The Parent Center offers parent/child participation classes every Tuesday and Wednesday, and fourth Saturdays. Parenting information and activities are provided, 1-2:30pm, 3-5pm and 9:30am-12:30pm bilingual. Salinas Adult School, 20 Sherwood Pl., Salinas. 753-4273.
Lyceum of Monterey County Fun classes in art, science and theater are offered by the Lyceum. Pre-register for "Mixed Media Masterpieces" 7/21-7/25. The Lyceum, 372-6098.
Synchronized Swimming A two-week camp offered by Salinas Recreation and the Monterey Bay Sea Otters. Daily from 4-5pm, 7/14-7/25. Reservations required. Salinas Municipal Pool, 920 N. Main St., Salinas. 758-7370.
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.
Animal Photo Contest The Animal Friends Rescue Project photo contest is now open. Categories include best cat, best dog, and best duo or group. Deadline is 7/15. Multiple entries OK, each costs $10. PO Box 51083, Pacific Grove, CA 93950. 333-0722.