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SUNSET CRUISE FOR DOROTHY'S PLACE
Sunday, September 28, 2014
EVENTS ON MONTEREY'S OLD FISHERMAN'S WHARF
October 4, 2014 and on every first Saturday of the month
The Monterey Old Fisherman’s Wharf Association continues to team up with noted Monterey Bay Fisheries Historian
and author, Tim Thomas, who offers monthly “Wharf Walks” -Walking Tours at Old Fisherman’s Wharf in Monterey
on the first Saturday of every month from 10:00 AM – Noon. This month's tour will focus on "Squid Tales of the Monterey Peninsula." NEW! Following your Wharf Walk, enjoy a delicious complimentary calamari appetizer - traditional style or pesto calamari - at Paluca Trattoria (located at the head of the Wharf) with your purchased entree. Read more
EARLY HALLOWEEN FUN BENEFIT EVENT AT CAROUSEL CANDIES FOR COMMUNITY PARTNERSHIP FOR YOUTH
Sunday, October 5, 2014
Face painting from Noon to 3:00 p.m. 20% of proceeds will be donated to Community Partnership for Youth, a 501(c)3 non-profit. All attendees will receive a Halloween Treat Bag that day from Noon to 3:00 p.m. Carousel Candies staff and Community Partnership for Youth face painters will be in Halloween costumes and the public is invited to come in a costume, too. Read more
EVERYTHING ITALIAN! COLUMBUS DAY WEEKEND CELEBRATION
Saturday & Sunday, October 11-12, 2014
At Monterey's Old Fisherman's Wharf
The “Everything Italian! Monterey’s Old Fisherman’s Wharf Columbus Day Weekend Celebration” will highlight special Italian dishes featured at the many Wharf restaurants in honor of the holiday. On Saturday, October 11th and Sunday, October 12th, there will be many fun family activities, including special “guests’ from history including Queen Isabella and her court, Tarantella Dancers, Italian small bites, and many others. Read more
13TH ANNUAL RODS ON THE WHARF
November 9th from 10 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Enjoy seeing up close all types of pre-1975 vintage cars and trucks. There will be live music by Rock, Paper and Scissors. Free admission! For more information, contact Terry Wecker at 831-809-6252. Proceeds are donated to the Gateway Center of Monterey County, Inc., a 501(c)3 non-profit organization, benefiting the developmentally disabled adults of Monterey County.
5TH ANNUAL WHALEFEST MONTEREY
Saturday and Sunday, January 24 & 25, 2015
At Monterey's Old Fisherman's Wharf
On Saturday, January 24 & 25, 2015 from 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM, the Monterey Old Fisherman's Wharf Association (www.montereywharf.com) will hold the 5th Annual WHALEFEST MONTEREY at and around Fisherman’s Wharf, 1 Old Fisherman’s Wharf, Monterey, CA. This popular event celebrates the migration of the gray whales. It is designed to educate and inspire the public about many of the outstanding marine organizations that are involved in the Monterey Bay area and the Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary. (More details to come!)
EVENTS NEAR MONTEREY'S OLD FISHERMAN'S WHARF
4TH ANNUAL MONTEREY BEER GARDEN
September 27, 2014 - Noon to 4 pm - Custom House Plaza
Enjoy the 4th Annual Monterey Beer Garden in Custom House Plaza behind the Portola Hotel & Spa. Admission tickets include BBQ, unlimited beer tastings and live music by Velvet Plum! Tickets are $40 per person in advance and $50 per person at the door. Proceeds benefit Save Our Shores. Event is for the 21 and older. For more information and tickets, visit www.montereybeergarden.com.
October 3, 2014 - Golden State Theatre - 9:00 p.m.
Emmy Award-winning comedian, author and humorist, Paula Poundstone. Paula is currently a regular panelist on NPR's widely popular weekly news quiz show, "Wait, Wait... Don't Tell Me," where her distinctive brand of wry, intelligent and witty comedy is heard by 5 million homes across the country, internationally on NPR Worldwide, and on the internet via podcast.www.goldenstatetheatre.com
MONTEREY HISTORY FEST
October 4 and 5, 2014 - Custom House Plaza
FREE! History Fest showcases Monterey’s important role in California’s early history. History Fest 2014 is a weekend loaded with history, art and cultural activities centered at Monterey's Custom House Plaza, Historic Monterey, the Presidio of Monterey, the Royal Presidio Chapel, Cannery Row and much more! For the schedule visit www.historicmonterey.org or call 655-2001 for information.
THE FIRST INAUGURAL MONTEREY BAY SPORTFEST
Saturday and Sunday, October 4 and 5, 2014
The Monterey Beach Sportsfest is a celebration of wellness both for people and for the ocean we love and enjoy so much. Join us for two exciting days of competitive events in the waters and along the shore of the Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary. An eclectic mix of beach and ocean competitions including 2-person beach volleyball, ocean water polo, open water swims, splash and dash (swim/run) and the Ikaika Challenge (multi-sport activity). In addition, there is a two-day Expo featuring booths celebrating the oceans as well as human wellness. Event highlights also include a beer garden, food trucks and beach activities including beach yoga and kayak or paddleboard demonstrations. A landing of Hawaiian outriggers will also occur on Saturday between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m.www.http://www.montereybeachsf.com/
September 5, 2014 – November 23, 2014 - Museum of Monterey - Stanton Center, 5 Custom House Plaza
Photography, Artifacts and Video Stories
A celebration of a year-long gathering of stories and mementos of the Fishing Families that made Monterey famous. The industry had a great impact on the families and future generations of Italian and descendants of the multicultural fishing pioneers. This exhibit will celebrate culture, religion and food and explore the questions asked in earlier exhibits, how can the fishing industry continue today and how we can responsibly eat fish and enjoy the catch of the sea? www.museumofmonterey.org
16TH ANNUAL MONTEREY COWBOY POETRY AND MUSIC FESTIVAL
Friday - Sunday, November 21-23, 2014 -Portola Hotel & Spa
The Monterey Cowboy Poetry & Music Festival is a popular annual event for all ages. It celebrates Monterey's contribution to our western heritage with cowboy poetry, live music from the "best of the best" poets and musicians, and a first class Cowboy Art & Western Marketplace over a 3 day event at the nearby Portola Plaza & Spa.www.montereycowboy.org
THE AWARD-WINNING “ANYTHING GOES -THE MUSICAL WITH MUSIC AND LYRICS BY COLE PORTER” COMING TO THE GOLDEN STATE THEATRE
November 29 & 30, December 6 & 7, 2014
Broadway is coming to the Monterey Peninsula and you are invited! Presented by the award-winning Broadway by the Bay, there will be four outstanding performances of “Anything Goes – The Musical -with Music and Lyrics by Cole Porter” at the Golden State Theatre, 479 Alvarado, Downtown Monterey. Bring your friends and your family for a fun professionally produced live theatre experience with great talent, beautiful sets and vintage costumes! www.goldenstatetheatre.com
CHECK OUT THE WHARF MARKETPLACE
Don't miss visiting the Wharf Marketplace located in the historic Stanard Pacific Railroad Passenger Station adjacent to Monterey's Old Fisherman's Wharf at 290 Figureroa Street along the coastal Recreation Trail. The Wharf Marketplace is the first fresh food hall in Monterey County, featuring locally grown and produced provisions at their seasonal best. The Bounty of the County! www.thewharfmarketplace.com
CALL FOR MARINE PHOTOGRAPHS
TO BE DISPLAYED DURING WHALEFEST MONTEREY
The Monterey History and Art Association, Museum of Monterey-Stanton Center, Fisherman's Wharf Association and Whalefest 2015 are calling for submissions of photographs by local photographers from Monterey and Santa Cruz counties to be exhibited at the Museum (5 Custom House Plaza in Monterey) and subsequently donated to a drawing to benefit both the Museum and Whalefest Monterey. Photograph submisssions due via email by October 15, 2014. Read more
Monterey is a city of firsts: California's first capital, home of the state's first theater and printing press, and the place where the country's flag was first hoisted in California, claiming the Sunshine State for the United States.