Thursday, May 15, 2003
Bike To Work Day 7am. Show up at one of the pre-designated spots on your bike, and get free breakfast and enter to win prizes. Sites are: Embassy Suites, Seaside; Haute Enchilada, Moss Landing; Joselyn's Bicycles, Monterey; La Plaza Bakery, Seaside; Light and Motion/Winning Wheels, Monterey; Morgan's Coffee and Tea, Monterey; Salinas Valley Memorial Hospital, Salinas; Starbucks, Del Rey Oaks; and the Wild Thyme Deli, Marina. For more information call Christina Watson at 775-0903.
Arthritis Discussion 11:45am. The Arthritis Foundation presents a lecture "Managing Arthritis Pain." Lunch available. Sally Griffin Senior Center, 700 Jewell Ave., Pacific Grove. 375-4454.
World Peace Discussion 3pm and 7pm. The Baha'i Faith presents a lecture "The Destiny of America and the Promise of World Peace." 3pm at Monterey Peninsula College Lecture Forum 102, 980 Fremont St., Monterey. 7pm at Monterey Conference Center Colton Room, One Portola Plaza, Monterey. 649-0167 or 901-8153.
Hartnell Dance Concert 7pm today and Friday. Sixty dance students present "The Dance Response," featuring student choreography and many different styles of dance. Free. Hartnell College Main Theater, 156 Homestead Ave., Salinas. 755-6905.
Economic Forum 8pm. Leon Panetta and a panel of development experts and business leaders discuss cluster-based economic development projects. Hyatt Regency Monterey Conference Center, 1 Old Golf Course Rd., Monterey. 755-5852.
Soberanes Creek Weeding 9am-1pm. Invasive weeds threaten the Soberanes Creek area. Help get rid of cape ivy and eupatorium with the California Native Plant society. Meet in front of Brinton's Hardware, Carmel Rancho Boulevard, Carmel. 384-8314.
Plant Sale 9am-1pm. The Cooper-Molera Adobe hosts this Garden Plant Sale, with a composting demonstration and park docents on hand to answer questions. Cooper-Molera Adobe, Alvarado Street, Monterey. 649-7109.
Borders Library Benefit 9am-11pm. Today, Borders Books will donate 15 percent of all purchases made (with coupon) to the Pacific Grove Public Library. Borders Books, 2080 California Ave., Sand City. 648-5760.
Ricketts Walks 10am. Hourly tours until 4pm of Ed Ricketts' Pacific Biological Laboratories. Reservations encouraged. $15. 800 Cannery Row, Monterey. 372-8512.
Buddhism and Ordinary Recovery 10am. See how Buddhism and 12-step programs can work together to help recover from addiction. Donation. Carl Cherry Center for the Arts, 4th and Guadalupe, Carmel. 614-7491.
Tularcitos Preschool Carnival 11am-3pm. Kids will love this day of bouncing, sliding, and train rides, with a silent auction and barbecue for the adults. Tularcitos School Field, 35 Ford Rd., Carmel Valley. 659-4887.
Carmel School Benefit 11am. Speakers give presentations on everything from cooking to biological science at this benefit for the Hilton Bialek Biological Sciences Project at Carmel Middle School. $20 adults, students free. Carmel Valley Road, Carmel. 624-2785 ext. 162.
Author Lecture 4:30pm. Author Richard Spivey presents his book, The Legacy of Maria Povera Martinez, about the American Indian artist and her work. Thunderbird Bookshop, 3600 The Barnyard, Carmel. 624-1803.
Contra Dance 7:30pm. Contra dance with caller Bob O'Brien and music from the Coyote Contra Band. Come 15 minutes early for a lesson. $8. Aromas Community Grange Hall, Rose and Bardue, Aromas. 726-7253.
Santa Catalina Arts 8pm. Drama, dance and music are presented in this evening that borrows from Scott Joplin, musical theater and more. Free. Santa Catalina School, 1500 Mark Thomas Dr., Monterey. 655-9350.
MPC Sousa Concert 8pm. The Monterey Peninsula College Concert Band presents the works of John Philip Sousa. $10/general, $7/students and seniors. MPC Music Hall, 980 Fremont St., Monterey. 646-4200.
Flea Market 7am-4pm. The yacht club hosts a flea market, with breakfast served all day, BBQ, tri-tip, vegetarian beans, and a variety of fun items to be purchased. Yacht Club, 2370 Highway 1, Moss Landing. 724-3875.
Calamari Fest Noon-6pm. Celebrate the squid with Fisherman's Wharf restaurants on this day of family fun, including face painting, magicians, and live entertainment. Free. Fisherman's Wharf, Monterey. 649-6544.
Concert in the Park Noon-3pm. The Pacific Grove Arts Commission and Friends of the Arts present a concert in the park featuring surf band Kelly and the Beachcombers. Free. Jewell Park, Central and Forest, Pacific Grove. 393-7379.
Champagne Awards Reception 4pm. The Van Gogh Awards for Excellence in Arts Sponsorships are presented at this champagne reception. $30. Casanova Restaurant, 5th Ave., Carmel. 372-5477.
Pickford Lecture 10:30am and 2:30pm. Melissa Pickford, daughter of painter Rollin Pickford, presents a talk about his life and art. Free. Harrison Memorial Library Park Branch, Mission and 6th, Carmel. 624-1615.
ALA Golf Tournament 11am. Support the American Lung Association by joining in the annual "Tee-off for TB and Lung Disease" event. $195 includes lunch and full dinner, tournament starts at 12:30. Corral De Tierra, Route 68, Salinas. Call Sarah, 373-7306.
Theatre Alliance Meeting 5:30. Monterey County Theatre Alliance meeting for all interested in theater in our community. Golden Bough Playhouse, Monte Verde between 8th and 9th, Carmel. 622-0100.
MPC String Ensemble 7:30pm. Director David Dally presents works by Dvorak, featuring violinist He-Ran Cho. $5. Monterey Peninsula College Music Hall, 980 Fremont St., Monterey. 646-4200.
Ikebana Demonstration 1pm. See demonstrations of the Japanese art of flower arrangement. Led by Suzi Masters. Pebble Beach Community Services District, corner of Lopez and Forest Lake Road, Pebble Beach. 655-4917 or 620-1878.
Bagpipe Night 5pm. The Monterey Celtic Arts Academy presents Bagpipe Nights every third Tuesday of each month. Features demonstrations and performance. Donation. York School Music Building, 9501 York Rd., Monterey. 633-4444.
Afghanistan Discussion 11:30am. Afghan charity fundraiser Conway Peterson discusses his experiences with that war-torn country. Elks Lodge, 150 Mar Vista Dr., Monterey. 620-1927.
East Garrison Plan 7pm. Arts Habitat presents its plans for the use of the East Garrison area at Fort Ord. Carmel Art Association, Dolores and 6th, Carmel. 626-6959.
Jewish Deli Day 11:30am. The time has come again for the delicious hot pastrami and roast beef sandwiches provided by Congregation Beth Israel. Complete lunch also includes a pickle, fruit and dessert. Delivery available, free for orders of 15 or more to one location. Call to reserve. $8.50+ per meal. Available at Laguna Grande Park, Seaside; San Carlos Cathedral, Monterey; Carmel Mission, Carmel; Long's Drugs, New Monterey; Moose Lodge, Del Rey Oaks. 624-2015.
Kiwanis Meeting 11am. Dan Albert Jr., principal of Monterey High School, is the speaker at this Kiwanis meeting. $12 for buffet lunch. Casa Munras, 700 Munras Ave., Monterey. 659-3891.
Menopause Discussion 6:30pm. "Hearts, Bones, Hot Flashes and Hormones" is the theme of this lecture by Health Matters, which includes information about menopause. Led by Dr. Stephanie Taylor, OBGYN. Free. Lecture Forum 103, Monterey Peninsula College, 980 Fremont St., Monterey. 646-4276.
History Lecture 7pm. Learn more about Monterey's history with this lecture from Peter Uhrowczik on the burning of Monterey in 1818. Mayo O'Donnell Library, 155 Van Buren St., Monterey. 372-2608 ext. 11.
Memory Discussion 1pm. Learn how to maintain memory through aging with this lecture, "I'll Never Forget What's Her Name" from Wayne Lavengood, LCSW. Sally Griffin Senior Center, 700 Jewell Ave., Pacific Grove. 375-4454.
Educational Reception 5pm. The Educational Foundation of the Monterey Peninsula Unified School District holds a public reception, featuring wine and an exhibit of student art. Monterey Museum of Art, 559 Pacific St., Monterey. 583-2500 ext. 5380.
Alanon Meetings If a loved one is in trouble with substance abuse, here's a group that can help. Monday meetings from 4-5:15pm. Salinas Valley Church of Religious Science, 21 W. Laurel Dr., Salinas. 484-1420.
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, 980 Fremont St., Monterey.
Family Night The Monterey Recreation and Community Services Department hosts evenings for teens and their families to play, talk, eat and have fun. Billiards, ping-pong, foosball, video games and more. 5-8:45pm. Monday: Monterey Youth Center, 777 Pearl St., Tuesday: Casanova-Oak Knoll Park Center, 735 Ramona Ave., Wednesday: Hilltop Park Center, 871 Jessie St., Thursday: Archer Park Center, 542 Archer St. 646-5665.
Poetry Workshop Every Wednesday from 6:30pm at Bookworks, at 667 Lighthouse Ave. in Pacific Grove, come share and improve your poetical rants. Call Ryan at 373-3829 for more information.
upcoming & noteworthy
5|24-25 Red, White and a Little Blues, street music festival. Alvarado Street, Monterey. 655-8070.
5|29 Pacific Repertory Theater opens The Buddy Holly Story. Golden Bough Playhouse, Carmel. 622-0100.
5|31 Hollywood Connections Day 2003, all-day screenwriting workshop. Monterey Conference Center, Monterey. 646-0910.
5|31-6|1 Big Sur Experimental Music Festival, Henry Miller Library. 667-2574