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February 21st, 2019

FREE Heart Month Ask The Experts Event

Salinas Valley Memorial Healthcare System

Time: Doors open at 5:30 for reception; program begins at 6:30pm Location: Ryan Ranch Center for Advanced Diagnostic Imaging, 5 Lower Ragsdale, Monterey Salinas Valley Memorial Healthcare System invites the community to its FREE Heart Month Ask The Experts Event:  The Heart of Innovative Care. See for yourself what happens when a 911 call launches our cardiac team into action. Our Ask The Experts panel will transport you inside an operating room to witness new innovative procedures and the journey to recovery. Panel speakers are SVMHS board certified cardiologists:   ·         Richard Gerber, MD, FACC   ·         Patrik Zetterlund, MD, FACC   ·         Vincent DeFelippi, MD, FACS   ·         Yuji Saito, MD, PhD, FACP, FACC To register call 831-759-1890. For more information, please visit  

February 23rd, 2019

Science Saturday: Animal Athletes

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 This highest jumping, fastest flying, strongest biting Science Saturday of the year focuses on the Olympians in the animal kingdom. From falcons to mountain lions, and beetles to beavers, every athlete has a story to tell. Join us for crafts, activities, and science as we sprint, jump, and dive into the world of Animal Athletes. As always, admission to Science Saturday is free, and the event runs from 10:00 am - 3:00 pm. 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  

March 12th, 2019

FREE Community Event: Sensory Beach Walk

Monterey Bay Meditation Studio

Time: 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM Location: Monterey Municipal Beach, (Beach access across from Camino Aguajito), Monterey, CA Monterey Bay Meditation Studio warmly welcomes you to a Sensory Beach Walk. Join us for a saunter on the beach. We’ll begin and end with some talking and sharing, with silent and mindful walking in between. Take in sounds, smells, sights, the feel of the wind and the sand…and the internal landscape of your thoughts and emotions. Please dress warmly with layers. How to find us: We’ll access the beach across from Chevron gas station at the corner of Del Monte and Aguajito in Monterey. You can park on Del Monte or on one of the small streets off of Aguajito. From the gas station, cross Del Monte and walk straight toward the beach. FREE. No need to register. Just show up and look for the Monterey Bay Meditation Studio flag! For more information, please visit  

March 13th, 2019

50thAnnual St. Patrick’s Luncheon

Palma School

Time: 11:00 am - 1:30 pm Location: Palma School, Steve Clayton Memorial Gym, 919 Iverson Street, Salinas Palma School is holding its 50thAnnual St. Patrick’s Luncheon on Wednesday, March 13 from 11:00 am to 1:30 pm. A hot buffet lunch of Corned Beef will be served in the Steve Clayton Memorial Gym. Take out lunches of Corned Beef or Pastrami sandwiches are also available. Lunches are $12 each and take-out deliveries are available for 10 or more lunches. The St. Patrick’s Luncheon is held at Palma School, 919 Iverson Street in Salinas and benefits the Palma Parents’ Club. For pre-orders or more information, visit and click on the St. Patrick’s Lunch button or call 831-422-6391.  

March 23rd, 2019

Fanshell Dunes Restoration - 2019 Volunteer Days

Del Monte Forest Conservancy (DMFC)

Time: 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM PDT Location: Fan Shell Beach, Fan Shell Dunes, Del Monte Forest, CA 93953 Del Monte Forest Conservancy (DMFC) is a non-profit 501(c)3 organization which acquires, protects and enhances lands dedicated to open space within the Del Monte Forest. DMFC will be hosting a series of volunteer days to perform dune habitat restoration at Fanshell Dunes, a DMFC owned property which overlooks Fanshell Beach. The dates/times are shown below: Fanshell Dunes is located on the 17-mile drive just north of the Cypress Point Golf Course in Pebble Beach, CA. Volunteers will help with weed removal and will transplant seedlings of native species. We’ll also spend time clearing ice plant from new sections of the property if time permits. Work will be supervised by Joey Dorrell-Canepa, a dune biologist who specializes in native habitat restoration. Volunteers should plan to arrive before 10AM. Coffee and mid-morning snacks will be available by 9:30AM. We’ll hold a short orientation session onsite at 10AM each day led by Joey Canepa. Volunteers should wear sturdy clothing and bring garden gloves. The DMFC will provide soft drinks/water as well as lunch for all participants. Volunteers can sign up for 1 or more sessions. Children at least 10 years of age are welcome to participate if accompanied by an adult. For more information, please contact us at  

March 30th, 2019

Science Saturday: Bees, Wasps, Honey, and Hives

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 Explore the sweet-side of science as Science Saturday turns its attention to Bees, Wasps, Honey, and Hives. Do all bees make honey? How do you tell a wasp from a bee? Do all bees sting? Find the answers to all of your buzzing questions as you complete a craft, taste honey, and learn about some of our most important local pollinators. As always, admission to Science Saturday is free, and the event runs from 10:00 am - 3:00 pm. For more information, please visit  

April 6th – 7th, 2019

Pacific Grove Good Old Days

Location: Pacific Grove, Lighthouse Avenue, Pacific Grove, CA Come to "America's Last Hometown" for an old-fashioned celebration with Pacific Grove's Good Old Days Festival. This small town shows off its big heart with the largest event of its kind in Monterey County. There's a parade, live entertainment on five separate stages, arts and crafts vendors, food booths, carnival rides, a classic car show, a quilt show, pony rides, a dance showcase and more! And best of all, it's free. For more information, please visit  

April 6th – 7th, 2019

Inspired Home and Garden Expo of Monterey

Monterey County Fair & Event Center

Time: 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM Location: Monterey County Fair & Event Center, 2004 Fairgrounds Rd, Monterey, CA Meet local experts to complete your home and garden projects! View pop-up rooms for ideas and inspiration, discover new products and services, attend home improvement seminars, educate yourself on all your options and meet local experts in person. Home and garden expo exhibitors include general contractors, flooring, landscapers, kitchen and bath cabinets closet organizers, landscape designers, painters, countertops, tile, granite, appliances, solar energy, fireplaces, and much more! Free admission and parking. Door are open from 10am - 4pm both Saturday (April 6) and Sunday (April 7). Bring your Pinterest boards and find the expert to make it yours! For more information, please visit  

May 4th & 5th, 2019

California Indian Market & Peace Dance

Time: Saturday & Sunday - 10am - 6pm Location: San Juan Bautista School Soccer Lot, The Alameda & Highway 156 E Juried Fine Art Show by Native American, Western & Wildlife Artists: Apparel, basketry, Bead- work, book-signings, bronzes, carvings, CD, dolls, dream catchers, drums, feathers, fetishes, flutes, jewelry, kachinas, paintings, prints, pottery, sculptures, weavings, etc. Indian Tacos & Fry & Bread. Tropical drinks. 10:00 - Sat. & Sun. Opening Prayer – Welcoming Ancestors. SJ Intertribal Council. 11:00 - Saturday - Ama Ka Tura Ohlone Dancers perform Deer Dance. 11:00 - Sunday – Capulli Itzpopolotl Aztec Dancers honor Cinco de Mayo 2:00 Sunday: Peace Dance & AM Vet Flag Ceremony honoring military veterans. Admission Donation $1. Under 12 free. For more information, please visit    

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