Thursday, April 10, 2003
Seniors dance 12pm. The City of Seaside hosts its Senior Spring dance with the Two for the Show band. $3. Oldemeyer Center, 986 Hilby St., Seaside. 899-6809.
Gardening Lecture 2:30pm. P. Allen Smith presents his book on gardening and extending one's inner space outdoors. Thunderbird Bookshop, 3600 The Barnyard, Carmel. 624-8886 ext. 18.
Music Boosters Dinner 5pm. Help raise money for the Pacific Grove High School Music Boosters at their Spring Fundraising Dinner. $10. Breaker's Cafe. 1126 Forest Ave., Pacific Grove. 375-4520.
Relationships Lecture 7pm. Dr. Tom and Sarah Bishop present a lecture, "Letting Go of Old Baggage: Deepening Intimacy." Free. Crossroads Community Room, Rio Rd., Carmel. 624-8110.
Oil Painting Demonstration 7:30pm. Bob Burridge will give a lecture on oil painting through the Salinas Valley Art Association. Northminster Presbyterian Church, Corner of East Alvin and McKinnion, Salinas. 449-6561.
Career Fair 9am. Area high school students are invited to learn about non-traditional careers in this hands-on day of career exploration. The day features demonstrations of massage, floristry and firefighting along with many other jobs. Hartnell College, 165 Homestead Ave., Salinas. 770-6118.
Special Needs Soccer 5pm. Registration for youth and young adults with physical and/or developmental disabilities to be part of the AYSO V.I.P. soccer team. Season runs from August to November, practice begins in August. Manzanita Park, Prunedale. 449-8011.
Writers Union Meeting 7pm. Janet Tezak and Joseph Keller McNeilly speak for the National Writer's Union. $5. Thunderbird Bookshop, 3600 The Barnyard, Carmel. 624-1803.
Glen Deven Ranch Hike 9am. Join the California Native Plant Society as they explore Glen Deven Ranch. Bring lunch and water, will return by 3pm. Meet by the old Crossroads Cinema, Highway One and Rio Rd., Carmel. 625-5523.
Spring Forward 9:30am. Lunch and materials are provided at this day of artistic discovery for writers and artists, led by Illia Thompson. $100. 33 Via Contenta, Carmel Valley. 659-5210.
Easter Brunch 9:30am. Kids aged 3-6 are invited to the Bunny Brunch, held by the city of Monterey Recreation and Community Services Department. Come and meet the Easter Bunny. Casanova-Oak Knoll Park Center, 735 Ramona Ave., Monterey. 646-5665.
LSAT Workshop 10am. Learn about the Law School Admission test in this two-hour forum from Monterey College of Law. Free. Monterey College of Law, 404 West Franklin St., Monterey. 373-3301.
Book Signing 10:30am. Author Catherine Coburn presents her book Monterey Jack. Bookworks, 667 Lighthouse Ave., Pacific Grove. Call 372-2242 or 625-5004.
Peace Marches Noon. Monthly marches and rallies against the war are scheduled today in San Francisco, LA, Washington, and many more cities. San Francisco rally begins at noon at the Civic Center. For more information contact 415-821-6545 or www.internationalanswer.org.
Easter Bunny Noon-4pm. The Easter Bunny visits Lewis and More Gifts and British Groceries. Sunday also. 251 Alvarado Mall, Monterey. 372-3158.
Garland Park Hike 1pm. Docent-led hike through Garland Park. Bring water on this moderate three-hour hike to look at wildflowers. Rain cancels Garland Ranch Regional Park, 70 West Carmel Rd., Carmel Valley. 659-4488 ext. 202.
SPCA Telethon 3:30-7:30pm. Help raise money for the SCPA during their telethon on KION 46 (cable channel 5).
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.
Book Signing 2:30pm. PG Author Joyce Krieg signs her new boom, Murder off Mike, a mystery set in a radio station. Bookworks, 667 Lighthouse Ave., Pacific Grove. 372-2242.
Argentine Tango Party 7:30pm. Class and party to learn and enjoy tango. $5 class, $10 party. Carmel Scout House, Eighth and Mission Ave., Carmel. 394-1520.
Wine and Art Festival 11am-4pm. View artworks in Chateau Julien's collection while sipping their wines during the annual Wine and Art Festival.. $5.50. Chateau Julien Wine Estate, 8940 Carmel Valley Rd., Carmel Valley. 624-2600.
Textile Lecture 6pm. Learn about dye resist techniques with Sandra Still, then have an opportunity to make beautiful fabric patterns in the styles of India, Japan and Africa. Free. Building 72, Third Street, CSUMB. 582-4330.
Child Abuse Prevention Workshop 3pm. Workshop for kids to teach resistance techniques to child abuse. Seaside Police give away free bike helmets. K-Mart parking lot, 1590 canyon Del Rey, Seaside. 373-3955.
Job Seekers Workshop 4pm, 6pm. Mary Jeanne Vincent leads two hour-and-a-half lectures, the first on interview techniques and the second on writing a good resume. $35 each. Centerfor, 187 Eldorado St., Monterey. 645-9570.
Open Mic Night 7:30pm. High school-aged teenagers are welcome to share poetry and thoughts with one another at this poetry circle. Monterey Public Library, 625 Pacific St., Monterey. 646-3949.
Osteoporosis Lecture 11am. Learn about osteoporosis and how to prevent and treat it. Free. Sally Griffin Senior Center, 700 Jewell Ave., Pacific Grove. 375-4454.
Widowed Persons Meeting 11:30am. The Monterey chapter of the Widowed Persons Association of California hosts their business meeting and buffet luncheon with guest speaker Dave Potter. Reservations encouraged, $15. Elks Lodge, 150 Mar Vista, Monterey. 646-8940.
Sexual Violence Prevention 7pm. Tell a story, express an opinion or read poetry about sexual assault. Morgan's Coffee and Tea, 498 Washington St., Monterey. 373-3955.
Self-Defense Class 7pm. Learn to ward off an attacker using your voice, body and mind. Free. Mayflower Church, 141 14th St., Pacific Grove. 373-3955.
Dance Performance 7pm. Seaside Cultural arts group sponsors the Monterey High Dance Company's 'The Art of Happiness." Free. Oldemeyer Center, 986 Hilby Ave., Seaside. 394-9047.
Swing Dancing Lessons Learn to swing dance with Kris and Jason at the JACL each Wednesday. Beginners at 7pm, intermediate 8pm followed by a dance. $10, $3 after 9pm. 424 Adams St., Monterey. 373-6738.
On the Waterfront Bicycle tours of the Monterey waterfront, first Saturday of every month. Meet at the Maritime Museum, 5 Custom House Plaza, Monterey. 372-2608.
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. Call 624-7404 or 643-2298.
Belly Dancing Extravaganza Every Friday night at Kalisa's La Ida Cafe. Seating starts at 8, show begins at 9 and goes on until midnight or later. Kalisa's, 851 Cannery Row, Monterey. 656-0957.
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, and a women-in-black silent vigil Sundays at 5pm at the corner of Blanco Road and South Main Street; 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.
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, 930 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.
Pray For Peace Every Wednesday until peace is restored, the monks at New Camaldoli Hermitage between Lucia and Limekiln State Park on Highway 1 in Big Sur invite the public to join them in all night prayer, starting at 6:30pm.
Health Fair and Fiesta Volunteers sought for the Clinica de Salud to help with their May 4 Health Fair and Fiesta. Call 757-2044.
Volunteers Sought The Volunteer Center of Monterey offers volunteer opportunities, from crisis line volunteering to delivering meals. Call them at 757-3208 or 800-408-9191.
Housing Advocacy Volunteers Learn how to teach tenant education workshops, requiring a commitment of one workshop per month. Help educate others and prevent homelessness. Call Pauline, 424-9186.
Literacy Volunteers Sought Help people learn to read and give them the gift of literacy. 899-0417.
Be a Buddy Best Buddies Citizens matches adults with developmental disabilities with volunteer buddies for friendship. Want to help out? Call 393-9185.
upcoming & noteworthy
4|18-4|20 42nd Annual Wildflower Show, Pacific Grove. 831-648-5716 www.pacificgrove.org
4|25 Magic Circle Center opens Wit. 659-1108.
4|27 Big Sur International Marathon, runners start at 7am. 625-6226 or www.bsim.org.
4|30 CSUMB's Celebration of Community. Black-tie fundraiser honoring local leaders. $175. For tickets call 582-4141.