Thursday, September 4, 2003
Living With Pain 1pm. Dr. Carrie Forrest, licensed clinical psychologist specializing in chronic pain, trauma and depression, discusses how to control and live with chronic pain. Free, donations accepted. Sally Griffin Senior Center, 700 Jewell Ave., Pacific Grove. 375-4454.
Mini Monet 2pm. Four once-a-week painting classes for children ages 3-5. Students are given the opportunity to experiment with several different types of paints and brushes. Casanova-Oak Knoll Park Center, 735 Ramona Ave., Monterey. 646-3866.
MPC Library Grand Opening 3pm. An opening ceremony is held in the Caroline Page Garden at the entrance to the library. Featured speaker is Dr. Orville Schell, Dean of the Graduate School of Journalism at UC Berkeley. Tours of the building will be conducted following the ceremony. Fishnet Road off 980 Fremont St., Monterey. 646-4063.
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.
Genealogy Society Meeting 7pm. Historical fashion specialist Shirley Jollif is the featured speaker at today's monthly meeting of the Monterey County Genealogical Society. Latter Day Saints Church, 1024 Noche Buena, Seaside. 424-4546.
Calligraphy Guild 7pm. This monthly meeting of Sea Scribes features a demonstration and business meeting. Park Lane Residence, 200 Glenwood Circle, Monterey. 625-3742.
Stretch Class 7pm. M'kalah Conley guides this four-week gentle-stretching class for all fitness levels. Register at the Monterey Recreation and Community Services Department Office, 546 Dutra St., Monterey. 646-3866.
Silent Auction 5:30pm. The Professional Women's Network of Monterey holds a "Roaring Twenties" silent auction. Admission is free and includes a complimentary wine and cheese bar. Community Room of the Crossroads Shopping Village, Highway 1 and Rio Rd., Carmel. 646-0796.
Tarot Workshop 6:30pm. Psychic Amber Pennington conducts a seven-week workshop on the Egyptian "Thoth" tarot deck. Call to register. Bookworks, 667 Lighthouse Ave. Pacific Grove. 372-2446.
Jung Friends 7pm. Rev. Nancy Landauer of the United Methodist Church and the Monterey Peninsula Friends of CG Jung discuss "Integrating the Evil--A Celtic Myth and a Christian Legend," an essay by Henry R. Zimmer and edited by Joseph Campbell. Donations welcome. 284 Foam St., Monterey. 648-4018.
Marina Business Seminar Series 9am-4pm. The Marina Business incubator offers this free two-seminar series to targeted-income entrepreneurs who seek to start or expand their businesses. The course covers many aspects of business development including startup planning, financial and legal. UCMBEST Center, 3180 Imjin Rd., Marina. 582-4791.
Walk and Run 8am. The Fifty-Plus Association holds its monthly walk and run. Meet at Lovers Point in Pacific Grove. Bring water. 625-3627 or 648-1845.
Writing Workshop 10am. Susan Scott, intuitive counselor and author, leads a free creative writing workshop on "Writing From Your Soul." No writing experience needed; bring pencil and paper. Carmel Valley Library, 65 W. Carmel Valley Rd., Carmel Valley Village. 659-5877.
Heirloom Tomato Lunch 11:30am. A discussion and demonstration followed by a buffet lunch at 12:30pm, featuring Carmel Tomato Fest's Gary Ibsen, who will present 30 different varieties of tomatoes. $95. Bernardus Lodge, 415 Carmel Valley Rd., Carmel Valley. 658-3550.
Pajaro River Watershed 4pm. Ann Marie Sayers of the Coastanoan Research Center at Indian Canyon speaks about the upper tributaries of the Pajaro River Watershed. Sponsored by the California Council for the Humanities California Stories Fund. Galeria Tonantzin, 115 Third St., San Juan Bautista. 623-2783.
Carell Zaehn Book Signing 2pm. The author of Thinking From the Infinite signs copies of her book at Bookworks. 667 Lighthouse Ave., Pacific Grove. 372-2242.
MIRA Observatory Tour 2:30-4pm. Monterey Institute for Research in Astronomy offers a free guided tour of the Oliver Observing Station, including a look at MIRA's 36-inch professional research telescope. Chews Ridge, Tassajara Rd., Carmel Valley. RSVP required; 883-1000.
La Bella Notte 6:30pm. A night of Italian Cabaret offers antipasto buffet, wine, entertainment and dancing to a blues band and swing trio. Hidden Valley Music Seminars, Carmel Valley Rd. at Ford Rd., Carmel Valley Village. $30. 659-4342 or 659-5506.
Holy Mountains of China 7pm. David Cushing Fuess, China scholar and acupuncturist, presents a slide show and talk based on his recent year-long pilgrimage. Donation accepted. The Inn at Spanish Bay, St. Andrew's Room, 17 Mile Dr., Pebble Beach (free entrance through Pacific Grove/Asilomar gate). 647-7500.
WILPF Meeting 3pm. Regular monthly meeting of the Monterey chapter of the Women's International League for Peace and Freedom meets in the community room of the Monterey Public Library, Pacific and Madison Sts., Monterey.
Magic Circle Youth Workshop 3:30pm. First day of Magic Circle Center's ten-week class for young actors (ages 8-14). $150, scholarships available. 8 El Caminito Rd., Carmel Valley. 659-1108.
Financial Planning Seminar 7pm. CENTERFOR launches a series of panel discussions designed to provide free financial counseling to Monterey County residents. CENTERFOR, 187 El Dorado St., Monterey. 645-9570.
Drug Policy On Trial 7pm. Peace activist Kurt Brux, a founding member of Three Americas (formerly The Coalition for Nicaragua), speaks about "Drug Policy, the Prison Industrial Complex and Colombia: A Perspective." Crossroads Community Room, Crossroads Shopping Center, Highway 1 at Rio Rd., Carmel. Free. Refreshments. 484-6534.
Women Voters Lunch Noon. The League of Women Voters of the Monterey Peninsula will discuss Measure Q over lunch. Presentations by Dr. John Clark, chief of staff at Natividad Medical Center and Louis Solton, Monterey County treasurer. $15. The Elks Lodge, 150 Mar Vista Dr., Monterey. 648-VOTE.
Hand Drumming 12:45pm. Carlotta Veliz begins a new series of drumming classes. Advance registration needed. $10 for four weeks. Sally Griffin Senior Center, 700 Jewell St., Pacific Grove. 375-4454.
Peace Corps Talk 2pm. Returned Peace Corps volunteer Scott Webb will share his experiences as a worker in Niger, West Africa, and will show a video of other volunteers at work around the world. Cal State Monterey Bay's Student Activities and Career Development Office, CSUMB campus. 1-800-424-8580, option 1, ext. 8787 or visit www.peacecorps.gov.
High School Poetry 7pm. Monterey Public Library's high school poetry circle meets in the community room. High school poets, ages 14-19 are invited to read and discuss their original poems and meet other poets. 625 Pacific St., Monterey. 646-3949.
3D Bay Tour 7pm. CSUMB professor Dr. Rikk Kvitek "drains the bay" in this free community seminar featuring multibeam bathymetry maps and videos of Elkhorn Slough, Monterey Canyon, and the Del Monte shale beds. Seminar Room of Moss Landing Marine Labs, 8272 Moss Landing Rd., Moss Landing. 771-4100.
We Will Never Forget 7pm. Firefighters, police, sheriffs and emergency workers invite the public to honor those who died in the World Trade Center Disaster. Mid Valley Shopping Center, Carmel Valley Rd. at Dorris Dr. 624-5907.
Women Realtors Luncheon 11:30am. Carole Rodoni, president of Bamboo Consulting, speaks about good time management at a luncheon meeting of the Monterey chapter of the Women's Council of Realtors. $19/members, $25/non-members. Hyatt Regency, 1 Old Golf Course Rd., Monterey. 642-2373 or Linda@PacHome.Net.
Harvest Moon Spiritual Gathering 7pm. Joyia Felice and Eve Delunas host an evening of song, dance, prayer and meditation for world peace, featuring special guest Sophia Songhealer. Free. Community Room at the Barnyard Shopping Center, Highway 1 at Carmel Rancho Blvd., Carmel. 484-5983 or www.Lightworkvisions.com.
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.
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 Ave. in Pacific Grove.
Chautauqua Hall Dance Club Adults of all ages have been gathering here for decades to meet friends and do ballroom dancing to live and recorded music. Saturdays from 7-10pm, $5 with annual club membership of $10. Central Ave. at 16th, Pacific Grove. 642-9641.
Flag Football 9am-noon, every Saturday, Seaside sponsors a youth flag football league. 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.
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), a weekly farmers' market in Marina 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 St., Monterey. 655-2607.
Poetry Workshop Thursday, 9pm. The Whitney Latham Lechich poetry workshop/open mic is held in the Little House at Pacific Grove's Jewell Park, hosted by Ryan Masters. Central Ave. between Forest and Grand, Pacific Grove. 373-3829.
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.
Point Sur Tours Three-hour walking tours of the Point Sur light station 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.
Something's Fishy Tours Saturdays, 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.
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.
Farmers' Market Senior Discount Those sixty and older who meet low income guidelines are encouraged to apply for $20 coupons to buy fruit and vegetables at local farmers' markets. On Sept. 7 from 8am-12pm, applications will be available at Salinas-Northridge Mall, 796 North Main St., Salinas. Call 1-800-510-2020 for an application, or call 755-8493 for information on other Senior Nutrition events.
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.
Blood Drive Blood supplies in the Monterey/Salinas areas are low. Please donate blood to the American Red Cross. Schedule an appointment for Monterey at 550 Lighthouse Ave., 372-5490; or in Salinas at 942 Lupin Dr., 424-4824.
Housing Advocates The Housing Advocacy Council of Monterey County seeks volunteers to speak at tenant education workshops and work at fundraising. Training provided, bilingual (Spanish) a plus. Call Kirstyn or Chris at 424-9186.
Big Brothers Big Sisters Volunteers are needed to be Lunch Buddies for children in kindergarten through 5th grades. Spend quality lunch time with a child once a week to improve their self-esteem. 655-9231.
Be A Buddy Best Buddies Citizens matches adults with developmental disabilities in one-to-one friendships with volunteers (18+) from the community. Want a buddy? Call Heather Murphy (831) 393-9185.
Docents Needed The Center for Photographic Art is looking for volunteer docents to greet visitors to the gallery and inspire others to learn about fine art photography. Sunset Center, San Carlos and 8th, Carmel. 625-5181.