Thursday, May 8, 2003
Mother's Day Jewelry Sale 9am-7pm. MPC holds its annual ceramics, jewelry, and sculpture sale just in time for Mother's Day. Monterey Peninsula College, 980 Fremont St., Monterey. 646-4215.
Stories for Adults 2pm. Jay O'Callahan presents stories for adults. Ages 16+. $10 or free with library card. Monterey Public Library, 625 Pacific St., Monterey. 646-3949.
Heritage House Awards 7pm. The Pacific Grove Heritage Society presents its annual award for home restoration. Pacific Grove Museum of Natural History, Central and Forest, Pacific Grove. 372-2898.
Something's Fishy 7pm. Tim Thomas presents "Something's Fishy: A History of the Monterey Fisheries," followed by a walking tour of Monterey. Reservations required. Stanton Center, 5 Custom House Plaza, Monterey. 372-2608 ext. 16.
Drug War Lecture 7pm. Valerie Corral presents her experiences trying to grow marijuana for medicinal purposes in Santa Cruz County, where it is legal, and encountering resistance from the DEA in the process. $5, students free. Monterey County Realtors Conference Hall, 201-A Calle Del Oaks, Del Rey Oaks. 394-6470.
David Roth 7:30pm. Singer/songwriter David Roth presents his humorous and folky songs. Reservations encouraged, prices vary. Congre-gation Beth Israel, 5716 Carmel Valley Rd., Carmel. 624-2015.
Healing Lecture and Demonstration 7:30pm. Master Zhi Gang Sha shares his healing spirit and gives people tools to heal themselves at this Power Healing lecture. Salinas Valley Church of Religious Science, 21 West Laurel Dr., Salinas. 442-8614.
Sock Hop 6:30pm. Olson School hosts their annual Sock Hop and Silent Auction, with items donated from all over the county. Olson School, 261 Beach Rd., Marina. 884-9154.
Writers Union Meeting 7pm. Author Diana Garcia and poet/editor Scott Galloway are the featured writers at the monthly meeting of the National Writers Union Local 7. $5. Thunderbird Bookshop, 3600 The Barnyard, Carmel. 684-0854.
Spring Cleanse 7pm. Learn how to cleanse your body and life with Gary Smith, author of Cleanse and Renew for Total Health. Free. Pilgrim's Way Bookstore, 6th and Dolores, Carmel. 624-4955.
Suites for Strings 8pm. Ensemble Monterey presents its season finale concert, Suites for Strings. Jazz and modern classical music pieces are featured. Saturday also. Friday show is at Madonna Del Sasso Parish, 320 East Laurel St., Salinas. Saturday is at the Church of Religious Science, 400 Franklin St., Monterey. 333-1283.
Foreign Language Discussion 8:30am. Astronaut Michael Lopez-Alegria presents his views on why foreign language is important in space exploration. $25, registration required. McCone Building, MIIS, 499 Pierce St., Monterey. 647-4182.
Migratory Bird Day 11am. Monterey Bay Aquarium hosts a migratory bird day with special shows and guides in the aviary. Monterey Bay Aquarium, 886 Cannery Row, Monterey. 648-4888.
Paraiso Airshow 11am. Enjoy the spectacular views and some of the area's finest wines and foods while the airshow takes place at Paraiso Vineyards. $100, reservations required. Call for location. 678-0300.
Walking Tours 1pm. Learn about the history of Monterey as a fishing port on the "Something's Fishy Historical Walking Tour," given by the Monterey History and Art Association. Second Saturday of each month. Meet in the lobby of the Maritime Museum, Custom House Plaza, Monterey. 372-2608, ext. 17.
Author Lecture 3pm. Author Charles Page presents his book, Listen--It Will Change Your Life, about effective communication. Borders Bookstore and Cafe, 2080 California Ave., Sand City. 373-1008.
Booksigning 4pm. Karin Strasser Kauffman and Peggy Downes Baskin sign their book Superwoman: 25 Top CEO's Show Us How To Get a Life. Free. Thunderbird Bookshop, 3600 The Barnyard, Carmel. 659-2733.
Buddy Holly Night 6pm. Relive the '50s as Buddy Holly comes back to life at the home of Lee and Marilyn Cox in Carmel Valley. Wines and food from some of Monterey's finest establishments add to the ambience as '50s music plays and Holly's legacy is revisited in anticipation of Pacific Reperatory Theater's "The Buddy Holly Story," which opens in late May. $75 per person, $600 for table of eight. Call for address. 624-0100 or 622-0700.
Argentine Tango Party 7:30pm. Lesson and party showing off the colorful and exciting dance that is the flamenco. $5 lesson, $10 party. Pacific Grove Art Center, 568 Lighthouse Ave., Pacific Grove. 394-1520.
Contra Dance 7:30pm. Contra dance with caller Greg McKenzie and music from Chip Curry, Lawrence Drummond and John Dougall. Come 15 minutes early for a lesson. $8. Aromas Community Grange Hall, Rose and Bardue, Aromas. 726-7253.
Commuter Race 7:45am. Cars race bikes to see who can get through Salinas' peak rush hour traffic the quickest. Begins at the Alvin Shopping Center, ends at Star Market. Call for details. 424-5542.
Charter School Tour 8:50am. Prospective K-8th graders are invited to participate in a day of classes at the Monterey Bay Charter School, which practices the Waldorf method of education. Call for more information and to reserve a space. Monterey Bay Charter School, 1004 David Ave., Pacific Grove. 655-4638.
Book Club Discussion 10am. The Thunderbird Book Club discusses Leap of Faith: Memoirs of an Unexpected Life by Queen Noor. Free. Thunderbird Bookshop, 3600 The Barnyard, Carmel. 624-1803.
High School Poetry Circle 7pm. High schoolers and recent graduates are invited to come share their poetry with others. Hosted by Patrice Vecchione. Monterey Public Library, 625 Pacific St., Monterey. 646-3949.
Family Planning Discussion 7pm. "Children By Choice--Or By Chance?" is the topic of this lecture on the status of family planning services and rights to privacy and reproductive freedom. Lecture given by the Humanist Association of the Monterey Bay Area. Refreshments at 6:30pm preceding lecture. Free. Crossroads Community Room, The Crossroads, Hwy. 1 and Rio Rd., Carmel. 484-6534.
Stilwell Hall Discussion 7pm. Views on the options for Stilwell Hall and discussion of whether it should be demolished or restored. Free. California State Parks History Theater, Stanton Center, 5 Portola Plaza, Monterey. 375-2354.
Literary and Music Event 7pm. Author Ana Maria Luca and composer Weber Iago crafted this romantic event, "Letters to a Love Unsung." Bilingual love story for ages 16+. Monterey Public Library, 625 Pacific St., Monterey. 646-3477.
Plant Life Lecture 7pm. Botanist Bruce Delgado presents a talk on Monterey County's coastal habitat and the Bureau of Land Managment's attempts to restore our natural habitat. Free. Moss Landing Marine laboratories, 8272 Moss Landing Rd., Moss Landing. 771-4100.
Master of Monterey 7pm. Author Lawrence Coates presents his book, The Master of Monterey, about the conquest of California. Borders Books and Music, 2080 California St., Sand City. 899-6643.
Bike To Work Day 7am. Show up at one of the pre-designated spots on your bike, and get free breakfast and enter to win prizes. Sites are: Embassy Suites, Seaside; Haute Enchilada, Moss Landing; Jocelyn's Bicycles, Monterey; La Plaza Bakery, Seaside; Light and Motion/Winning Wheels, Monterey; Morgan's Coffee and Tea, Monterey; Salinas Valley Memorial Hospital, Salinas; Starbucks, Del Rey Oaks; and the Wild Thyme Deli, Marina. For more information call Christina Watson at 775-0903.
Feel the Beat 7pm. Drum circle meets each Monday, no drum required. Sing, dance, chant or drum your heart out. Free. Unitarian Church, Aguajito Rd. at Hwy. 68, Carmel. 624-7404 or 643-2298.
Cribbage Club Cribbage enthusiasts meet every Wednesday at 6:30pm in the Oldemeyer Community Center, 986 Hilby, Seaside. Call 883-0963 for details.
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. Women-in-black silent vigil Sundays at 5pm at the corner of Blanco Road and South Main Street and Wednesdays, 5:30-6:30pm at Fremont and Aguajito, Monterey; 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 vigils.
Alanon Meetings If a loved one is in trouble with substance abuse, here's a group that can help. Monday meetings from 4-5:15pm. Salinas Valley Church of Religious Science, 21 W. Laurel Dr., Salinas. 484-1420.
Friends Of Jung Monterey Peninsula Friends of Jung meet Fridays at 7pm for book discussion and Mondays at 7pm for Dream Work sessions. Call 649-4018 for details.
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, 980 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.
Food Drive Leave food near your mailbox for your mail carrier and know that you're donating food to charity. Non-perishible items only. Monterey, Santa Cruz and San Benito counties participating. Call 633-2693 for more information.
upcoming & noteworthy
5|16 Palma High School hosts its 24th Annual Golf Tournament. $145/person. 455-9535.
5|16-18 Carmel Art Festival, Carmel. 831-626-1766 or www.carmelartfestival.org.
5|17 Castroville Artichoke Festival, Castroville. 831-633-2465 or www.artichoke-festival.org.
5|18-20 Monterey Symphony concert with guitarists Jeffery Van and Patricia Dixon. 624-8511 or www.montereysymphony.org.