Photos by James Ruiz, Adam Matzinger and Alison Gamel

January 23rd & 30th, 2019


Asilomar State Beach and Conference Grounds Time: 1:30 PM to 2:30 PM Location: Asilomar Conference Grounds, 800 Asilomar Ave, Pacific Grove, CA FREE TOUR - Asilomar Birds and Their Habitat Homes. Join Environmental Resources Staff or Docents on an easy walk through the lower Conference Grounds to discover how the approximately 60 different bird species at Asilomar State Beach and Conference Grounds utilize their respective habitats – from Piney Woods to Surf and Shore! Topics will include the most-common Asilomar birds and how to identify them, their natural history, and recommendations for local birding spots to check out. Approximately 1 hour. Meet at the California State Parks desk in the Phoebe Apperson Hearst Social Hall (Registration Building). Tour content is appropriate for families. Tour is FREE of charge, with a 15 person maximum. Signup sheet at CA State Parks desk. Groups of 8 or more people are asked to schedule a separate group tour in advance. NOTE: cancelled if rain. For more information, please visit  

January 18th – 19th, 21st, 25th – 26th, 2019


Time: 10:00 AM to 11:15 AM Location: Asilomar Conference Grounds - Social Hall, 804 Crocker Avenue, PACIFIC GROVE, CA (Meet inside the Hearst Social Hall at the California State Parks Desk) FREE Tour – The Asilomar Ramble Take a tour with California State Parks! Join State Parks staff or docents for the "Asilomar Ramble" - our most popular tour. The Ramble is an overview of the history of Asilomar, the YWCA years and Julia Morgan Architecture. This park-led tour provides a wealth of knowledge about this coastal refuge, and you will walk away with a new perspective and renewed appreciation for Asilomar's history. The Ramble is an easy walk over paths and roadways through the lower campus of the conference grounds' "Historic Core.”  History Tour - suitable for older children (8 years and older) accompanied by parents. Large groups (8 plus people) are asked to schedule a separate tour time in advance. Tour maximum of 15. Sign-up sheet located at CA State Parks Desk. NOTE: cancelled if rain. For additional information, please visit  

January 19th, 21st, & 26th, 2019


Asilomar State Beach and Conference Grounds Time: 1:30 PM to 2:30 PM Location: Asilomar Conference Grounds, 800 Asilomar Ave, Pacific Grove, CA Get out and about for an invigorating walk through the restored 25-acre Asilomar Dunes habitat. Learn about the preservation and management of this natural habitat, visit our native plant greenhouse, enjoy scenic views. Not too academic, and just enough fun!! Asilomar State Beach and Conference Grounds. Meet @ the flagpole north and adjacent to Hearst Social Hall. FREE — Tour maximum of 15. Signup sheet at CA State Parks desk inside Social Hall. Groups of 8 or more are asked to schedule a separate tour in advance. Family-Friendly Tour lasts approximately 1 hour. Walking shoes and layers of clothing recommended. Note: Rain Cancels For more information, please visit  

January 26th, 2019


Pacific Grove Museum of Natural History Time: 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM Location: Pacific Grove Museum of Natural History, 165 Forest Ave, Pacific Grove, CA Join us for January’s Science Saturday, Amazing Migrations, as we investigate the world of long-distance animal travels. Whales, birds, insects, and more will be the focus of our deeper look at these natural phenomena. There will be activities and crafts for kids, and of course we will be celebrating another birthday for Sandy the Whale. As always, admission to Science Saturday is free, and the event runs from 10:00 am - 3:00 pm. For more information, please visit  

January 26th & 27th, 2019

9th Annual Whalefest Monterey

Time: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM Location: Monterey's Old Fisherman's Wharf, 1 Old Fisherman's Wharf, Monterey, CA Save the Date! Monterey Old Fisherman's Wharf Association presents the 9th Annual Whalefest Monterey™ to be held at and around Old Fisherman’s Wharf, Monterey, California, The Whale Watching Capital of the World™ on Saturday, January 26th and Sunday, January 27th, 2019 from 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM. This free, fun and educational interactive family event for all ages celebrates the migration of the gray whales and much more! The event, which features a 2-day Symposium with world-renowned marine experts and dozens of exhibit booths, benefits many local and national marine organizations that educate, inspire, and empower the public to protect the Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary. For more information, please visit  

January 27th, 2019

Boardwalk Bridal Expo at the Boardwalk's Cocoanut Grove

Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk Time: 11am-4pm Location:  400 Beach Street, Santa Cruz, California 95060 Find all the information you need to plan the perfect wedding! Check out the area's best photographers, florists, caterers, bakers, wedding and reception venues, entertainment, and other important services. Fore more information, please visit  

February 2nd, 2019

Monterey Museum of Art Free Family Fun Day: Happily Ever After

Time: 11:00AM – 5:00PM Location: Monterey Museum of Art, 559 Pacific St Monterey, CA 93940 Bring the whole family for a fun, fantastical day of art inspired by the whimsical characters in Coille Hooven’s sculpture exhibition, Dancing for the Moon. Admission and all activities free of charge. Activities for all ages include: Storytelling Crowns, Magical Unicorn Painting, Clay-pot Creatures, Make-A-Wish Finger Painting, Scavenger Hunt… and more! Perfect your puppetry by participating in a puppet-making workshop with master puppet maker, Karen Gallant.  For all ages, no strings attached! For more information, please visit  

February 9th, 2019

Carmel Jewish Film Festival

Congregation Beth Israel

Time: 7:30 PM Location: Congregation Beth Israel, Congregation Beth Israel, Carmel, CA Free Sneak Preview Film "Bombshell - The Hedy Lamarr Story." When Nazi U-boats torpedo a ship carrying 83 school children during World War II, Hollywood movie star Hedy Lamarr decides to exact revenge. At night, after shooting her scenes on set, she works on a secret radio system that will allow the Allies to torpedo Nazi U-boats with deadly accuracy. The secret communication system she creates is groundbreaking and eventually changes the course of history. The Carmel Jewish Film Festival is now entering its 9th year. Through the power and artistry of cinema, the festival seeks to engage the greater Jewish community in meaningful dialogue on important issues of our day. While informed by a uniquely Jewish sensibility, our films communicate themes and messages with universal appeal to a wide audience drawn from the Monterey area and beyond. Our festival's accompanying programs further engage mind and heart through discussion and social interaction. We hope that our festival will help bridge cultural and religious differences and contribute to solidarity and peace. For more information, please visit  

February 26th – March 1st, 2019

Celebrate Dr. Seuss's Birthday Week at MY Museum 

Time: 2:30pm – 4:00pm Location: Monterey County Youth Museum, 425 Washington St Monterey, CA 93940 Monterey County Youth Museum is celebrating one of our favorite authors, Dr. Seuss, from Tuesday, February 26 through Friday, March 1. Join us 2:30pm-4pm each day for crafts and wild activities that would surprise even the Cat in the Hat himself! Free with museum admission. For more information, please visit    

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