Thursday, January 3, 2002
6:30am. Every Thursday morning the Toastmasters meet to practice public speaking. Unitarian Universalist Church, 490 Aguajito, Carmel. 641-0652.
AARP Driver Classes 12:30pm. Two-day class on the physical changes that impact the driving of those over 50. Makes one eligible for CA DMV certificate, which may entitle drivers to a three-year discount on insurance. Must pre-register. Sally Griffin Senior Center, 700 Jewel, Pacific Grove. $10. 655-9918.
Goals Realization Workshop 5:30pm. Back up that New Year''s resolution with a workshop on envisioning a better personal and professional life. Bring magazines, pictures and word images that have meaning, along with any extra magazines. See www.center-for.com for registration information. Centerfor Financial and Business Resource, 187 Eldorado, Monterey. $25. 645-9570.
Book Club Klatsch 7pm. People looking for a book club, book clubbing pros and everyone in between join Radio Readers Kim Bui-Burton and Susan Hoffman for an evening of recommendations, book previews and tip-sharing. Vote for Best Book Club Book of 2001 and perhaps win a door prize. Open to all. Monterey Public Library, 625 Pacific, Monterey. Free. 646-3477.
First Saturday Morning 10:30am. Nancy Raven''s monthly ritual brings together kids and their families to play games and sing songs from around the world. This morning the kids sing about cowboys and Native Americans, and Ann Burke and cowboy poet Mick Vernon tell stories. Morgan''s Coffee & Tea, 498 Washington, Monterey. $3 adults/$2 kids/no family over $10. 649-6080.
Intro to Video Production 1:30pm. Kids ages 10-15 learn basic production skills with John Mars. Part of a series of workshops on video production, for possible airing on Monterey''s Community Access channel. Call ahead to pre-register. Casanova-Oak Knoll Park Community Center, 735 Ramona, Monterey. 646-5665.
Spectordance Studio Opening Check out this brand new state-of-the-art dance studio and all of its new classes. Sign up for creative movement, ballet, pointe, modern, yoga, senior dance, ballroom, pilates, jazz or hip hop. 3343 Paul Davis Drive, Marina. Free. 625-0453.
Pool Pals 1-3pm. Need a pool partner? There will be lots of them at the Casanova-Oak Knoll Park Center, where a new drop-in billiards program for local senior citizens (age 55 and older) will be offered every Monday and Wednesday afternoon (excluding holidays). 735 Ramona Ave., Monterey. Free. 646-5665.
Auditions for Marina Ballet Ensemble From Jan 7-Jan 14 the Marina Ballet Ensemble holds auditions for adults and children for upcoming shows. Classical Ballet School, Marina. 384-3626.
Story Time 10am. On Tuesdays and Wednesdays at 10am preschoolers ages 3-5 can gather for story time in the Library Community Room. Storytelling time for toddlers ages 2-3 is on Wednesdays at 11am. Monterey Public Library, 625 Pacific, Monterey. 646-3934.
George Will on The Economy 3pm. The Pulitzer Prize-winning author and columnist joins Edward Jones executives in analyzing what''s in store for the US economy in the wake of 9/11. Erika Wachholz hosts. Edward Jones, 299 Foam, Suite B, Monterey. 373-7293.
Family Night 5-8:45pm. If your family needs a change in the nightly routine, drop by the Casanova-Oak Knoll Park Center and participate in games and activities for all ages along with other local families. Ongoing. 735 Ramona Ave., Monterey. Free. 646-5665.
Cha Cha Classes Pre-register for three-week Cha Cha classes to be held Tuesdays January 15-29. Ages 16+. Monterey Recreation and Community Service Department, 546 Dutra, Monterey. $30 single Monterey resident, $45 couple/ $39 non-Monterey single, $58 couple. 646-3873.
Writers Roundtable 7pm. Poet and author of 18 books Ric Masten will speak about the healing nature of his work and how it has helped him fight cancer. Walden Books, Del Monte Plaza, Monterey. Free. 883-4482.
Bingo 2pm. Weekly Bingo game for seniors, with refreshments. Ongoing. Vista Lobos, 3rd and Torres, Carmel. Free. 626-1255.
Water Jelly Crystal Class 3pm. Four- and 5-year-olds join Wendy Banks in this introductory science class. Disappearing crystals, rainbow tubes, big blobs nothing''s left out here. Class lasts for three weeks. The Lyceum, 1073 6th, Marina. $25. 372-6098.
Adventurer''s Group 5pm. Members of Monterey Bay Adventures meet for happy hour at the Monterey Beach Hotel, Canyon del Rey and Hwy 1. This group is composed of like-minded folks who enjoy indoor and outdoor recreation and travel. See www.MBA.BeHappy.com. Free. 649-6499.
Middle-Eastern Belly Dance 6pm. Pre-register for this six-week class on the art of belly dancing. Ages 18+. Casanova-Oak Knoll Park Center, 735 Ramona, Monterey. Call for information. 646-3866.
Team in Training 6:30pm. The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society trains athletes, from beginners to seasoned competitors, to finish marathons and triathlons in the name of fundraising for blood-related cancer research. At tonight''s orientation participants learn what it will take. Pacific Grove Community Center, 515 Junipero, Pacific Grove. Free. (408) 271-2783 x 632.
Line Dancing 7pm. Pre-register for Country Western Line Dance classes, to be held on Wednesdays, Jan 30-Feb 13. Ages 16+. Monterey Recreation and Community Service Department, 546 Dutra, Monterey. $30 single Monterey resident, $45 couple/ $39 non-Monterey single, $58 couple. 646-3873.
West Coast Swing 7pm. Pre-register for a West Coast Swing class at the Monterey Youth Center, to be held Wednesdays, 7-9pm January 9-23. Monterey Youth Center, 777 Pearl, Monterey. Call for information. 646-3866.
Volunteer Opportunities The Volunteer Center of Monterey has many volunteer opportunities available, from commitment-intensive to occasional. Volunteer Center of Monterey, 857 Munras, Monterey. Monterey 372-4838; Salinas 757-3206.
Mini Massages for Seniors Certified massage practitioners offering mini-massages on ongoing Mondays. By appointment. Sally Griffin Senior Center, 700 Jewel, Pacific Grove. $5-$10 suggested donation. 375-4454.
Complimentary Computer Coaching Ongoing monthly computer lessons for seniors by qualified volunteers. Free access to the Internet and computers. By appointment only. Sally Griffin Senior Center, 700 Jewel, Pacific Grove. Free. 375-4454.
Umpires Needed High school baseball and softball teams need experienced umpires. Call for more information. 375-3301.
Beginning Yoga Workshop Pre-register for Beginning Yoga Workshop, to be held January 19 at 1pm. Ages 18+. Monterey Recreation and Community Service Department, 546 Dutra, Monterey. $52 Monterey resident/ $68 non-resident. 646-3873.
Red Cross Water Safety Pre-registration for a seven-week instructor-level class on how to teach swimming, to take place Fri. and Sat. February 20 through April 10. Proficiency in a variety of strokes tested on first day of class. Monterey Sports Center, 301 East Franklin, Monterey. Call for information. 646-3730.
Synchronized Swimming Ages 8-16 can learn synchronized swimming in a ten-week session, to be held Mondays from January 28 through April 8 at 5:30pm. Monterey Sports Center, 301 East Franklin, Monterey. Call for information. 646-3730.
Blood Pressure Screening 11am. Blood pressure screenings by volunteer nurses available to public. Sally Griffin Senior Center, 700 Jewell, Pacific Grove. Free. 375-4454.