8 Days A Week
Thursday, October 2, 2003
Ship Tour Noon-6pm. Columbian tall ship Gloria will be docked at Monterey's Wharf II for free public tours. 646-3781.
Israel and Palestine 12:30-1:15pm. Richard Moss, co-founder of Monterey County Citizens for Mideast Peace, discusses his recent experiences in the West Bank, Gaza, and Israel. Free. CSU Monterey Bay, Black Box Cabaret, General Jim Moore Blvd. and 3rd Avenue, Seaside. 582-3653.
Calligraphy Guild 7-9pm. Sea Scribes holds its monthly meeting, with a calligraphy demonstration followed by the business meeting. Park Lane, 200 Glenwood Circle, Monterey. 625-3742.
Writing Political Thrillers 7pm. The local chapter of the National Writers Union hosts author Fran Vardamis in a workshop about "crafting political thrillers." Vardamis has written international crime novels, Russian Doll and the soon-to-be-published Pity the Children. Thunderbird Books, The Barnyard, Highway 1 and Carmel Valley Road, Carmel. 883-4486.
Domestic Violence Conference 8am-5pm. A conference on domestic violence training takes place at the Embassy Suites Hotel, organized by the Domestic Violence Coordinating Council of Monterey County. A panel of experts, led by keynote speaker Dr. Jill Murray, will speak about "individual rights, legal mandates and moral imperatives." $90. 1441 Canyon del Rey, Seaside. 755-3751.
Ariel's Snoopy!!! 7pm. A sequel to You're A Good Man Charlie Brown is performed by Ariel Theater. Snoopy, Linus, Charlie Brown and friends perform songs and dances for kids. Fridays and Saturdays at 7pm through 10/18. Wilson's Children's Theater, 320 Main St., Salinas. 775-0976.
Creative Photography 7pm. Underwater photographer Robin Robinson hosts a workshop on "the process of discovery" using a Polaroid camera. She also displays her series, "Soul Shadow." Reservations requested. $15 donation. McGowan House, St. James Church, 381 High St., Monterey. 649-4018.
Former Poet Laureate 8pm. Robert Hass, the US poet laureate from 1995-97, gives a reading from his several books, including Field Guide and Praises. Reservations required to this free event. Santa Catalina School, 1500 Mark Thomas Dr., Monterey. 655-9350.
Fifty-Plus Fitness 7:45am. This group meets for a monthly walk and run. All are welcome. Leave Lovers Point at 8am and walk/run the Rec. Trail. Pacific Grove. 625-3627.
Memory Walk 8:30am registration, 9:30am walk starts. The Alzheimer's Association invites the community to a fund-raising walk. Walk 5K or 5 miles starting at Custom House Plaza, along the Recreation Trail, to benefit Alzheimer's Disease prevention and programs. Another walk is held in Salinas on 10/25. 647-9890 for Monterey information; 757-0531 for Salinas.
Earthbound Farms Chef Walk 10am. Celebrity chefs Mary Sue Milliken and Susan Feniger of Border Brill and Ciudad restaurants, and the Food Network's Too Hot Tamales, lead Earthbound Farms' final chef walk of the season. Particpants pick and take home a basket of organic produce. $30, proceeds benefit CHEC, a national non-profit that educates the public about environmental toxins that affect children's health. Earthbound Farm Stand, 7250 Carmel Valley Rd., Carmel Valley. 625-6219 or www.ebfarm.com.
Fall Fair 11am-3pm. York School presents its fall fair, including games, crafts, food and entertainment. Also a farmers' market and car wash. York School, York Road and Highway 68, Monterey. 422-4299.
Gardening Presentation 1:30-3:30pm. Betsy Clebsch, an expert on salvias, presents a slideshow and talk on "sages for every garden," hosted by Monterey Bay Master Gardeners. The day also includes a book sale and signing, floral arrangement competition, and garden raffle. $10/person. UC Cooperative Extension, 1432 Freedom Blvd., Watsonville. 426-9673.
Endless Summer 5:30pm. Friends of Moss Landing Marine Labs holds a celebration to benefit research and education at MLML. Dinner by Michael's Catering, live music by Jazz Landing and Bye-Bye Blues Boy Band, a drawing and auctions. 8272 Moss Landing Rd. 771-4100.
Foggy Moon Dance 7pm-midnight. The Monterey Country Dance Community hosts the annual Foggy Moon contra dance fundraiser, with live music by Hotpoint and dance caller Cis Hinkle. Singles and beginners welcome. $12/person. YMCA, 600 Camino El Estero, Monterey. 372-7528.
St. Angela's Festival 11am-3pm. A fall festival and barbecue are held at St. Angela's Children's Center, with a raffle, auctions, children's garnival, and live music by the Mike Marotta Band. Proceeds benefit scholarship programs and help buy new bicycles. $8/adults, $4/kids. 146 8th St., Pacific Grove. 659-1634.
Breeding Butterflies Noon-1:30pm. Families are invited to a butterfly "farm," where they are raised in shade gardens and a greenhouse. Pre-register with the Lyceum, $9/person. Carmel Valley area. 372-6098.
Thriller Author 2-4pm. Ed Mitchell, author of Gold Raid, which won the National Publishers Freedom Award for best new fiction, meets readers at Bookworks. 667 Lighthouse Ave., Pacific Grove. 372-2242.
Dedication Ceremony 2-5pm. The public is invited to the dedication ceremony for the new Sam Karas Acute Rehabilitation Center on the campus of the Natividad Medical Center. Featured guest speakers are Leon Panetta and Congressman Sam Farr. 1441 Constitution Blvd., Salinas. 755-4188.
Jazz Trio 3pm. A concert at the Disciples of Christ Church features Philip Gelb on shakuhachi flute, Pietro Lusvardi on bass, and Michael Strunk playing drums. 442 Central Ave., Pacific Grove. 372-0363.
Organ Performance 3pm. Barbara Vella plays selections by Bach, Verne, Riger and Gigout on the pipe organ. Donations taken for maintenance of the organ. First United Methodist Church, 915 Sunset Dr., Pacific Grove. 372-5875.
Elkhorn Slough Photo Workshop 3:45-6:30pm. This special workshop allows participants the opportunity to photograph a variety of wildlife in Elkhorn Slough. Professional wildlife photographer Frank Balthis will give tips on how to improve photographic technique. $40/person. 633-5555.
Yom Kippur 6:35pm. Congregation B'Nai Torah invites the public to Kol Nidre services tonight, and continued Yom Kippur services Saturday at 9:30am. Carleton Hall, 400 W. Franklin St., Monterey. 375-1818.
Rideshare Week Residents of Monterey and San Benito counties are encouraged to sign up for Rideshare Week, 10/6-10/10. Commute in some other manner than driving alone and you could be eligible for a trip around the world, local getaways, a Trek bike, and more. Call (888) BAY-POOL or visit RideshareWeek.com.
Afternoon Tea 4-5:30pm. Personal chef Karen Anne Murray hosts an elegant, full English tea, and speaks about the tradition of this calming ceremony. $40. Eddison & Melrose, 354 Orange Ave., Sand City. 373-3953.
State Theater Mixer 5:30-7:30pm. The State Theater Preservation Group co-hosts a grand mixer to meet theater supporters and business professionals. Entertainment includes live music by the Wurlitzer organ and backstage tours of the historic theater. $15. 417 Alvarado St., Monterey. 648-5356.
High School Poetry Circle 7pm. Monterey Public Library's High School Poetry Circle features Patrice Vecchione leading writing exercises and an opportunity to read aloud. High school poets and recent graduates aged 14-19 are invited to participate. Free. 625 Pacific St., Monterey. 646-3949
Candidates' Forum 12:30-2pm. The League of Women Voters hosts a candidates' forum for elections to the Monterey Peninsula Water District. Reservations are required for lunch, noon-12:30pm, $15. The lecture afterwards is free. Elks' Lodge, 150 Mar Vista Dr., Monterey. 484-2451.
Carmel Foundation Program 2:30pm. George and Marta Szemes present a slideshow with music of their recent images of the flora and fauna of Alaska. Lincoln and 8th, Carmel. 624-1588, ext. 10.
Winemaker's Dinner 6:30pm. Bernardus Lodge hosts this event which begins with a champagne reception and culminates in a five-course dinner prepared by Chef Cal Stamenov. $95. Bernardus Lodge, 415 Carmel Valley Rd., Carmel Valley. 658-3550 or www.bernardus.com.
Hunger and Food Policy Lecture 7-9pm. The Monterey Bay Chapter of the United Nations Association and Ag Against Hunger present this free lecture on the problems of local and worldwide hunger. Guest speakers include Judith Lewis, director of US relations with the UN's World Food Program; Jess Brown, executive director of the Santa Cruz Farm; and Leslie Sunny, executive director of the Food Bank for Monterey County. Irvine Auditorium, Monterey Institute of International Studies, 449 Pierce St., Monterey. 633-4444.
Better Relationships 7-9pm. Tom and Sarah Bishop offer a workshop on communicating with your partner. Crossroads Community Room, Rio Road and Highway 1, Carmel. 624-8110.
Book Club 7pm. Bookworks and the Pacific Grove Library host a book discussion of Sweet Thursday by John Steinbeck. Bookworks, 667 Lighthouse Ave., Pacific Grove. 372-2242.
Freestyle Dance Jam This is a space for people of all ages to dance, with or without partners, in a freestyle manner, to DJ music. Smoke-free, alcohol-free, family-friendly environment. $9 with annual $1 membership; $7 before 8:30pm, $5 youth. Every Friday at 8:15pm at Chautauqua Hall, Central Avenue in Pacific Grove.
MPC Farmers' Market 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) takes place Sundays from 10am-3pm. 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.