Thursday, May 27, 1999
Dog Days Camp
Who doesn't love to play with a furry dog or soft bunny? Pets are fun but they need special care and handling. Kids ages 9-11 can enroll in the SPCA's popular Animals 101 day camp, where volunteers, wildlife experts and humane officers teach animal care, and nutrition, outdoor activities, and animal research. Sheila McMahon of the SPCA explains one of the favorite parts of each day is "cookie patrol. We bring the shelter animals treats and the kids get lots of hands-on experience because they're in small groups." Other events include visiting the spay/neuter clinic, to learn the importance of controlling pet populations, and the wildlife center to learn animal safety hints. Campers keep journals of what they learn, and at the end of the week, they make a memory book with photos. A second session for 11 to 13 year olds is offered in mid-July plus a bilingual program in late July. Animals 101, 9am-3pm, every day. Hwy. 68, across from Laguna Seca. $125/child. Call for reservations or details, 422-4721, ext. 222.
Weekly Kids Deadline. Thurs. The deadline for submitting your notice of events, classes, festivals and other activities for kids and teens to the Weekly is the third Thursday of each month (or sooner!). Kids Calendar is published monthly and we welcome all clubs, schools and programs on a space available basis. Catrina Coyle, Coast Weekly, 668 Williams Ave., Seaside. Free. 394-5656.
Children's Murals. 6/1 through 9/30. Thurs. An art exhibit by Tularcitos 4th-graders, "Footprints of History," highlights the rich history of Monterey County and California, including the missions, early Indian days, being the first capitol of California, and recent events. Shown at the Monterey Airport upstairs gallery. 200 Fred Kane Dr. and Hwy. 68, Monterey. Free. 624-7910.
Saturdays at Morgan's. 6/5. Saturday, 10:30am. Join children's folksinger Nancy Raven and storyteller Carol Collin for this series of "First Saturday" concerts of music and games for kids, to be held at Morgan's Coffee and Tea. This Saturday focuses on Father's Day, Juneteenth and Chinese Children's Day. 498 Washington St., Monterey. $3/adults; $2/kids; free/babies. 373-5601.
Steinbeck Eye Spy. 6/5 through 6/26. Sat. and Sun., 10am. The National Steinbeck Center has children's games, books, and activities each weekend. Rodeo is the topic through mid-July. 1 Main St., Salinas. Museum admission. 796-3833.
Unicorn Theater Plays. 6/5 through 7/4. Saturday, 2 and 4pm; Sunday 1 and 3pm. The Unicorn Theater presents Hansel and Gretel and other Brothers Grimm fairy tales in New Monterey. 320 Hoffman Ave., Monterey. $5. 649-0259.
Swim Lessons. 6/7 through 7/29. Mon.-Thur., 9am. The Monterey Recreation Department and the Sports Center holds swimming classes for many ages and skill levels, from age 6-months to adults. Summer lessons are eight classes in a two-week session, between 9am-6:30pm. Call for details. 301 E. Franklin St., Monterey. $25/Monterey resident, $30/other cities. 646-3700.
Summer Food Program. 6/7 through 7/30. Mon.-Fri., 8am. The Boys and Girls Club and the USDA offer free nutritional breakfasts and lunches to children under age 19. This is a federally funded program, with breakfast from 8-9am, lunch from noon-1pm. 1332 La Salle Ave., Seaside. Free. 394-5171.
Monterey Gymnastics. 6/8 through 6/29. Tues.-Sat., noon-5:30pm. The Monterey Recreation Department offers beginning to advanced gymnastics classes for ages 3-15, emphasizing fun movement, stretching, coordination, balance beam, trampoline, and tumbling skills. Call for details. Monterey Youth Center Dance Studio, 777 Pearl St., Monterey. $25-36/Monterey residents, $25-47/other cities. 646-3873.
Summer Vacations. 6/15 through 6/28. Tues.-Fri., 12:30pm. Summer activity days at Closter Park and Bread Box centers in Salinas. Activities include a barbecue, trips to Roaring Camp and the Monterey Aquarium. Call for details and pre-registration. 745 N. Sanborn Rd.; 401 Towt St., Salinas. $. 758-7908, 758-7304.
You*Theater. 6/22 through 7/10. Tues.-Sat., 9am. The Cabaret Theater in Salinas offers creative classes in physical and vocal drama for kids in grades 2-7. Emphasis is placed on self-confidence, creation of character and story, and imagination. Orientation for parents and students on 6/19. 215 Lincoln St., Salinas. $90/child. 372-6098.
Summer Art Camp. 6/22 through 8/19. Tues. and Thurs., 9am. The Pajaro Valley Art School seeks student artists of all ages for their nine-week camp with painting, sculpting and other arts. The day camp is from 9am-noon, bring a lunch. 37 Sudden St., Watsonville. $30/week. 722-3062.
Museum Birthday. 6/26. Sunday, noon. The Monterey Youth Museum is celebrating its 2nd birthday on the afternoon of Sunday, 6/26. Explore the museum near Cannery Row and get free balloons, face-painting and more. 601 Wave St., Monterey. 649-6444.
Beginning Ballet. 6/1 through 6/15. Tues., 3:30pm. The Community Education department of Hartnell College offers ballet classes for children ages 5-7, a four-week introduction to dance and developing motor skills. 156 Homestead Ave., Salinas. $18. 755-6800.
Teenie Weenie Tot Time. 6/2 through 6/30. Mon., Weds., Fri., 9-11:30am. An age-appropriate curriculum including special visitors, field trips and snacks is being offered at the Firehouse Recreation Center. Sessions start every month. 1330 E. Alisal St., Salinas. $35/session. 758-7900.
Little Critters. 6/3 through 6/26. Mon. and Wed., 10 or 11am. This program at the Monterey Youth Center is for children too young for preschool. Kids can learn self-confidence, social skills, and balance through activities, and parents can socialize too. 777 Pearl St., Monterey. $26/Monterey residents, $34/other cities. 646-3873.
Tap for Tots. 6/6 through 6/27. Thurs., 9:30 or 10am. An introduction to tap dancing for kids, ages 3-5, covering toe and heel taps, brushes, and marches. Great for rhythm and movement. Bring your tap shoes or shoes with heels. Monterey Youth Center Dance Studio, 777 Pearl St., Monterey. $22/Monterey residents, $29/other cities. 646-3873.
Dance for Little Feet. 6/7 through 6/28. Mon., 11am. This dance class for energetic 3-4 year olds teaches creative movement, stretching, jumping, and music enjoyment. Four-week sessions sponsored by the Monterey Recreation Department. Archer Park Center, 542 Archer St., Monterey. $20/Monterey resident, $26/other cities. 646-3870.
Tenderfoot Camp. 6/7 through 6/28. Mon., Wed., Fri., 9am. A week-long program of crafts, games and preschool activities for kids 3-5 years old. Several sessions are offered in El Dorado Park throughout June. Pre-registration encouraged. 1655 El Dorado Dr., Salinas. $20/week. 758-7223.
Pint Size Crafts. 6/7 through 6/28. Mondays, 3-4pm. Kids 3-5 experience working with a variety of art materials to create handmade crafts. Must be potty trained. Archer Park Center, 542 Archer St., Monterey. $24/ Monterey residents; $32/other cities. 646-3870.
Pee Wee Camp. 6/8 through 6/29. Tues. and Thurs., 9am. Preschoolers ages 3-5 can enjoy crafts and games in this Central Park day camp. Sessions offered every week in June, twice weekly. Pre-registration encouraged. 420 Central Ave., Salinas. $15/session. 758-7305.
Camp "Lots-O-Tots." 6/8 through 7/2. Tues.-Fri., 10am. Have fun with arts, crafts, music, drama, storytelling, and science and nature projects at four Monterey recreation centers with these three- to four-week sessions of camp for tots 3-5 years old (must be potty trained). Pre-register. Hilltop Park, Casanova Oak Knolls, Archer Park and Monterey Youth centers, Monterey. $45-80/Monterey residents; $59-104/other cities (depends on frequency and length of camp). 646-3879.
Salinas Preschool Swimming. 6/14 through 7/15. Mon. and Wed., 5:10-6:15pm; Tues. and Thurs., 6:35-7:05pm. The American Red Cross and Salinas Pool offer classes for young kids to become comfortable with the water and swimming. 920 N. Main St., Salinas. $33/Salinas residents, $38/other cities. 758-7301.
American Heritage. 6/27. Sunday, 1pm. Celebrate American culture with stories and crafts at St. Philips Church in Carmel Valley. Victoria Lohman hosts a day for children under 7 to explore traditional American arts from beeswax, felt and paper. Sponsored by the Lyceum. 8065 Carmel Valley Rd., Carmel Valley. $14. 372-6098.
Musikids! 6/29 through 7/27. Tuesdays, 3-3:45pm. Through movement, vocal play, singing and sound exploration, participants expand their musical experiences. For children ages 3-5 with accompanying parent or caregiver. Hilltop Park Center, 871 Jessie St., Monterey. $25/Monterey residents; $33/other cities. 646-3866.
Hartnell Ballet. 6/2 through 6/16. Tues., Weds., Fri. Hartnell College is offering four levels of ballet classes, from beginning to advanced, for students aged 7 to teen. Ballet I (age 7-9): Wednesdays, 4:15pm. Ballet II (beginners/intermediate): Tuesdays 4:30pm & Fridays 4:15pm. Ballet III/IV (intermediate/advanced): Tuesdays 5:30pm & Fridays 6:30pm. 156 Homestead Ave., Salinas. $18-30. 755-6800.
Big Sur Kids Flea Market. 6/5. Saturday, 10am. Kids of the community are invited to sell and buy toys, clothes, crafts and more on the lawn at the Big Sur Library. Sponsored by the Big Sur School Project. Call for details. Hwy. 1, near Glen Oaks Motel, Big Sur. Free. 667-2555.
Carmel Kids Art. 6/5. Saturday, 9:30am. Children in grades 1-5 are invited to spend a morning with artists from the Monterey County Cultural Council at the Kid's ArtFest at the Sunset Center. Hands-on activities in music and visual and performing arts are offered. Pre-register by 6/2. Sunset Center, San Carlos Street and 8th Avenue, Carmel. $5. 626-1255.
Gymnastics Camp. 6/7 through 6/18. Mon.-Thurs. 9am-4:30pm; Friday 9am-1pm. Fun-filled week for 6-12 year olds improves skills in tumbling, on the balance beam, mini-trampoline and floor. Session 1 for 6-8 years: 6/7-6/11; session 2 for 8-12 years: 6/14-6/18. Monterey Youth Center, 777 Pearl St., Monterey. $120/Monterey residents; $156/other cities. 646-3873.
Beginning Flute. 6/7 through 6/28. Mon., 3pm. Students eight and older are invited to this beginning and intermediate class for learning proper flute sound and technique, scales and basic music reading. Emphasis placed on classical and folk music. Students must provide instrument and music. Pre-register at Hilltop Center. 871 Jessie St., Monterey. $50/Monterey resident, $65/other cities. 646-3975.
Flag Crafts. 6/12. Saturday, 2:30pm. Learn the history of the American flag and create flag arts and crafts in this class for kids over 6 years old. Hebbron Heights, 683 Fremont St.; Firehouse Recreation Center, 1330 E. Alisal St., Salinas. Free. 758-7354, 758-7900.
Museum View and Do. 6/12. Saturday, 10:30am. The Monterey Museum of Art offers a morning tour of art exhibits for children followed by an art class. Reservations suggested. Museum--Civic Center, 559 Pacific St., Monterey. Small fee. 372-5477.
Remote Control Airplanes. 6/12. Saturday, 9am. The Lyceum sponsors this fun day flying remote-operated airplanes at Seaside Beach. Ray Smith teaches kids in grades 4 and up the science and construction of planes. Canyon del Rey Boulevard, Seaside. $10. 372-6098.
Roller Hockey League. 6/12 through 8/7. Saturdays, 1-4pm. Experience the thrill of America's fastest growing sport--roller hockey. Players placed on teams according to age and games are played each week. Uniforms provided. For ages 6-14. Hilltop Park Center, Monterey. $20/Monterey resident; $26/other cities. 646-3975.
Soccer Camp. 6/14 through 6/18. Mon.-Fri., 9am. A soccer camp for boys and girls, ages 5-14 is offered at El Dorado Park. Learn the basics of shooting, passing and teamwork. 1655 El Dorado Dr., Salinas. $45/child. 758-7306.
Great Babysitting Adventure. 6/14 through 6/18. Mon.-Fri. 9:30am-12:30pm; Thursday 'til 2:30pm. Young caregivers learn to be super sitters. Learn infant care through caring for school children. Includes CPR training. For ages 12-16. Monterey Youth Center, 777 Pearl St., Monterey. $55/Monterey residents; $72/other cities. 646-3873.
MPC Sports Camps. 6/14 through 6/25. Mon.-Fri., 9am. Monterey Peninsula College holds summer camps for girls and boys in grades 4-12 in basketball (boys, 6/14; girls, 6/28) and football on 6/28. Held on campus on Fremont Street. Call for details. 980 Fremont St., Monterey. Free. 646-4220.
Whispering Pines Day Camp. 6/14 through 7/2. Mon.-Wed., 9am-5pm; Thursday 9am -Friday noon. Day Camp for ages 5-9 includes hiking, singing, folk dancing, arts and crafts, outdoor cooking, camp skills and nature activities. On Thursdays, children bring sleeping bags and spend the night. Session 1: 6/14-6/18; session 2: 6/21-6/25; session 3: 6/28-7/2. Whispering Pines Park, Pacific Street, Monterey. $80/Monterey residents; $104/other cities. 646-3866.
Art Masters. 6/14 through 7/26. Mon., 3pm. This class for 7-11 year olds teaches the styles and lives of art masters such as Renoir and Monet. Hands-on art activities result in creative portfolios of drawings and paintings. Pre-register at Monterey Recreation Department Office, 546 Dutra St. Hilltop Park Center, 871 Jessie St., Monterey. $45/Monterey residents, $59/other cities. 646-3866.
Water Polo. 6/14 through 7/28. Mon. and Wed., 4pm. This class to learn water polo is offered to boys and girls in grades 5-8. Instruction includes passes, swimming skills, and rules. Salinas Municipal Pool, 920 N. Main St., Salinas. $35/Salinas resident, $40/other cities. 758-7301.
Pottery for Children. 6/14 through 7/28. Mondays and Wednesdays, 4-5:30pm. Kids ages 8-15 are invited to have fun with clay. Students learn the pinch pot method and other basics of clay construction. Hilltop Park Center, 871 Jessie St., Monterey. $55/Monterey residents; $72/other cities. 646-3975.
Firehouse Summer Days. 6/15 through 6/28. Daily, noon-4pm. A weekly summer activity program for kids ages 6 and up, with themes such as "Sports-O-Rama," "In Tune with Nature," and "Red White and Blue Crew." Call for details. Firehouse Recreation Center, 1330 E. Alisal St., Salinas. Free. 758-7900.
Printmaking for Youngsters. 6/15 through 7/27. Tuesdays, 4-5:30pm. Kids in 4th-8th grades are introduced to a new printing technique each week. Create works of art suitable for display. Hilltop Park Center, 871 Jessie St., Monterey. $60/Monterey residents; $78/other cities. 646-3975.
Art Alchemy. 6/19. Sat., 10am. An art and science workshop for making slime, crystals, glue and more. A fun, creative class taught at Pajaro Valley Art School for children 5-12. 37 Sudden St., Watsonville. $10. 722-3062.
Father's Day. 6/19. Sat., Noon, 2:30pm. Spend an afternoon making cards and gifts for Dad at two Salinas recreation centers (Hebbron Heights and Firehouse). All materials provided. For ages 6 and up. 683 Fremont St.; 1330 E. Alisal St., Salinas. Free. 758-7354, 758-7900.
Elements of Art. 6/21 through 6/25. Mon.-Fri. A class for kids ages 6-12 introduces the five basic elements of shape, color, line, texture, and form in art. Taught by artist Christine Watten at Monterey Museum of Art. Reservations necessary. Buck Education Center, 559 Pacific St., Monterey. $75/museum members, $90/non-members. 372-5477.
Camp Quien Sabe. 6/21 through 7/2. Monday 8:30am-Friday 3pm. Regular Camp for 2nd graders through 11-year olds: Activities include hiking, singing, crafts, nature lore, swimming, boating and cookouts. Environmental Team Camp for 12-year-olds focuses on environmental concerns. Work Experience Camp for ages 13-15 provides opportunities for teens to learn cooperation, work and social skills. Session 1: 6/21-6/25; session 2: 6/28-7/2. Toro Regional Park, Hwy. 68, Salinas. $141/week. 646-3866.
Cheerleading Camp. 6/21 through 7/2. Monday-Friday, 9am-5pm. Third through 6th graders learn sideline cheers, crowd cheers and dance routines. Session A: 6/21-6/25. Session B: 6/28-7/2. Monterey Sports Center, 301 E. Franklin St., Monterey. $83/Monterey residents; $98/others cities. 646-3439.
Teen Lounge. 6/1 through 6/30. Mon.-Fri., 1-8:45pm. The Salinas Community Center offers a safe drop-in program of games, sports, TV, movies, pool, ping-pong, and music, for teens aged 12-18. 940 N. Main St., Salinas. Free. 758-7351.
Carmel Youth Center. 6/1 through 6/30. Mon.-Sat. The Carmel Youth Center is open to teens 12-19, to use pool tables, ping-pong, TV lounge, weight room, full service snack bar, games and more. A new music recording studio is available Tues.-Fri. 10am-6pm, and the center's hours are Mon.-Thurs. noon-7pm, Fri. 2-10pm and Sat. 3-7pm. Junipero Street and 4th Avenue, Carmel. Free. 624-3285.
Tennis Camp. 6/7 through 6/25. Mon.-Fri., 9am. Students aged 5-17 can learn tennis at the Monterey Tennis Center. Skills include hand-eye coordination, basic strokes, games, and cross-training activities. Fee includes week-long camp, T-shirt, snacks and "team" photo. Reservations suggested. 401 Pearl St. (across from Monterey Sports Center), Monterey. $95. 646-3881.
Lifeguard Training. 6/7 through 7/2. Monday, Wednesday, Friday, 9am-noon. Covers skills and knowledge required for effective lifeguarding at swimming pools. Must be 15 and able to successfully complete swimming test. Monterey Sports Center, 301 E. Franklin St., Monterey. $60/Monterey residents; $68/other cities. 646-3738.
Poise and Etiquette. 6/8 through 7/20. Tuesdays 7-8:30pm. Teens 14-18 learn about the basics of modeling, first impressions, self-esteem and communicating confidence. Hilltop Park Center, 871 Jessie St., Monterey. $50/Monterey residents; $65/other cities. 646-3866.
Salinas Junior Lifeguards. 6/15 through 7/15. Tues. and Thurs., 6:30pm. A 20-hour course in first aid, CPR, and water safety is taught at the Salinas Municipal Pool to students who have Level IV certificates. 920 N. Main St., Salinas. $90/Salinas resident, $95/non-resident. 758-7301.
New Pets. 6/18. Friday, 4pm. The owner of Posh Pets in Pacific Grove teaches kids and their parents how to care for and train new dogs and cats. Get tips on preventing chewing, jumping, and barking, plus learn health care and nutrition for pets. 158 Fountain Ave., Pacific Grove. $5. 375-7387, 372-6098.
Basketball Registration. 6/21 through 6/28. Mon.-Fri. Athletes ages 9-16 can sign up for summer basketball camps and leagues at the Salinas Recreation Center. The July camp has limited space. The two age-separated leagues begin games in mid-July. 320 Lincoln Ave., Salinas. $758-7306, 758-7954.
Girls Volleyball League. 6/21 through 7/14. Mondays and Wednesdays, 5-6:30pm/9th-10th grades; 7-8:30pm/11th-12th grades. Girls in 9th-12th grades learn techniques in offensive and defensive play. Drills, positioning, serving, hitting and game rules are discussed. League is for beginners as well as players wishing to improve their game. Monterey Sports Center, 301 E. Franklin St., Monterey. $42/Monterey residents; $50/other cities. 646-3439.
Junior Lifeguard. 6/21 through 7/16. Mon.-Fri., 9am. California State Parks offers training for kids and teens, ages 9-16, to become junior ocean lifeguards. Qualifications and tryouts, 6/5 and 6/6 at Asilomar Pool. Parent orientation 6/12. Learn skills in ocean safety, first aid, beach running, kayaking, more. Four-week sessions include field trips, sand castles, snorkeling, awards banquet. Call for details and registration, space limited. Monterey State Beach (Asilomar Beach for July session), Monterey. $250/student/session. 372-4087.
Computer Camp. 6/27 through 7/4. Sun.-Fri. InternalDrive, a Silicon Valley company offers a week-long computer camp for boys and girls ages 8-16 at CSUMB. Courses in software programming, multimedia, virtual reality and more are taught each day by experts from Cisco Systems, Fujitsu and others. Students are given a chance to interact with NASA programs via Internet and possibly earn an internship position. Some classes are "girl specific" to encourage female scientists. University Center, 6th Street, CSUMB, Sand City. (888) 709-8324.