Photos by James Ruiz, Adam Matzinger and Alison Gamel



September 29th, 2018

Boardwalk Bites & Brews

Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk

Everyone's favorite amusement park foods paired with the Bay Area's best craft beers! Purchase event passports now!  

September 7, 8, 14, 15, 16, 21, 22, 23, 28, 29

IT'S ONLY A PLAY By Terrance McNally

 Limelight Actors Theater

(Adult Comedy. Some language). Our annual fundraiser for the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research. Limelight partners with Steve Spencer and Kae Jenny-Spencer for the 8th year in a row. Door prizes and special surprises abound, in addition to a wonderful show for the holidays! In this comedy with a heart, Mom can't stop trying to fix things in her family. Even though she has been dead for 11 months. She shows up at her husband’s birthday party as a ghost with a mission and, like Clarence in It’s A Wonderful Life, she has to accomplish a task to earn her wings. Only what the task actually is, is a mystery. There are so many things to fix. The problem is complicated by the fact that the only person who can hear or see Mom is her daughter who has been ordered by the court to spend Dad’s birthday with him as part of her Anger Management Program. One by one the family's secrets are peeled away revealing a shocking truth that surprises even our ghost. The perfect "feel good" comedy to start your holidays off! It's "Topper" meets "It's A Wonderful Life." Directed by Kevin Heath. Starring Christy Wait, Bill Tindall, Denee Lewis, Angie Higgins*, Myra Kaelin*, and Tom Shamrell* (*making their Limelight debut). For more information, please visit  

September 21st, 2018

28th Annual Monterey County Artists Open Studio Tour at Avery Gallery

City of Seaside

Time: 6-8 PM Location: Walter Lee Avery Gallery, 440 Harcourt Avenue, Seaside See art where it starts during the 28th Annual Monterey County Artists Open Studio Tour at the Walter Lee Avery Gallery. The public is invited to the Tour Gala Kick-off on Friday, September 21 from 6-8 PM, at the Walter Lee Avery Gallery of Seaside City Hall, 440 Harcourt Avenue, Seaside. Meet participating Tour artists and view an exhibition of their works, enjoy food, beverage, and music. This event is free and open to the public. The gallery exhibits will be on display from September 10 through October 25 at the Avery Gallery and is open to public viewing Monday through Friday, 8 AM to 5 PM. For more information about the Monterey County Artists Open Studio Tour, view a tour catalog online at, and view an interactive digital map online at For more information about the Avery Gallery, please call (831) 899-6811 or visit  

September 21st – 23rd, 2018

Monterey Jazz Festival

Monterey County Fair & Event Center

Time: 6:00 PM to 10:00 PM Location: Monterey County Fair & Event Center, 2004 Fairground Road Monterey, CA 93940 The Monterey Jazz Festival, the longest continuously-running annual jazz event in the world, began in 1958 with San Francisco jazz radio broadcaster Jimmy Lyons as its founder. 38,000+ fans are expected to attend the 60th edition of the two-day and three-night celebration. The Festival features over 500 artists performing on eight stages at the Monterey County Fairgrounds. For more information, please visit  

September 22nd – 23rd, 2018

5th Annual Monterey Beach Sportsfest

Time: Click here for times - Location: Del Monte Beach, Monterey, CA 93940 Join us for the 5th Annual Monterey Beach SportsFest on Del Monte Beach with activities, food, and fun for all ages. Athletic events including open water swimming, paddle boarding, strength events, beach volleyball and more. Outrigger racing and free recreation paddle for the public to participate. For more information, please visit  

September 23rd, 2018

Sacred Heart Church Parish & School International Festival

Time: 10:00am – 5:30pm Location: Corner of Market & Stone St. Salinas, CA FREE ADMISSION. Entertainment, games, food and more! For more information, please call 831-424-1959.

September 29th, 2018


The New Monterey Business Association (NMBA)

Time: 7:30 PM Location: Scholze Park Center, 280 Dickman Avenue, Monterey, CA The New Monterey Business Association (NMBA) will be having their annual Sidewalk Sale and Movie in the Park. The Sidewalk Sale will begin at 11:00 AM and continue until 5:00 PM along Lighthouse Avenue in New Monterey. It will be a great day to shop and meet many of the businesses along Lighthouse Avenue. Following the Sidewalk Sale NMBA invites you to join them on the lawn at the Scholze Park Center, (280 Dickman Avenue, Monterey, CA 93940) for our FREE outdoor Movie in the Park, a presentation of Alfred Hitchcock’s Psycho (1960). Bring the whole family and enjoy a cinematic evening under the stars. The film will begin at 7:30 PM, but you are welcome to come early and bring a picnic. Remember to dress warmly and bring blankets and/or chairs. Please do not bring pets or alcohol. Minors must be accompanied by an adult. This movie is brought you by the New Monterey Business Association. The New Monterey Business Association is a collective organization of small business owners located on Lighthouse Avenue united to achieve the common goals of creating economic vitality, building community, and reaffirming the spirit of the New Monterey neighborhood. For more information, please visit

September 29th – 30th, 2018

California International Airshow

Salinas Municipal Airport

Time: 11:00 AM to 4:00 PM Location: 37 Mortensen, Salinas, CA 93902 The California International Airshow returns to the Salinas Municipal Airport for its 38th year. Watch jaw-dropping aeronautical acrobatics from the USAF Thunderbirds, parachuting from the Liberty Jump Team, stunts from Metal Mulisha and more! There will also be military demos, military fly-bys and military/civilian aircraft displays. Make your plans to join us for a weekend of great family fun! We are also excited to introduce our new family friendly pricing with kids 12 and under now free. Gates open at 9am and show begins at 11am. For more information, please visit  

September 30th, 2018

Kid’s Paint Day with Main Street Art

Main Street Art Studio and Gallery

Time: 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM Location: Northridge Mall, 796 Northridge Mall, Salinas, CA Main Street Art Studio and Gallery presents a free Paint Day for youth on Sunday, September 30. Kids from ages 7-13 can choose to attend one of the two classes. No reservations are required and availability is on a first come, first served basis. This hour lesson will provide participants with a beautiful piece of art that they can take home! In addition, watch as artists create a Kids' Cancer Awareness mural. Find the event located near the Kids' Play Area. For more information, please visit  

October 6th, 2018

78th Annual Butterfly Parade & Bazaar

Pacific Grove Chamber of Commerce

Time: 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM Location: Downtown Pacific Grove, Pacific Grove, CA 93950 Local elementary school children welcome the Monarchs to Pacific Grove during this annual parade (10:30am), followed by the Butterfly Bazaar behind the Robert Down School. For more information, please visit  

October 17th, 2018

Ask the Experts- Take A Deep Breath: Avoiding, Detecting and Beating Lung Cancer (FREE event)

Salinas Valley Memorial Healthcare System 

Time: 5:00pm-7:30pm Location: Ryan Ranch Center For Advanced Diagnostic Imaging, 5 Lower Ragsdale, Monterey CA You don’t have to be a smoker to get lung cancer. Find out your risk, learn about advanced technology for early lung cancer detection and how to avoid this deadly disease. Seating is limited. RSVP required by calling 831-759-1890. Spanish translation available. For more information, please visit  

October 27th, 2018

2018 Harvest Festival at Pacchetti Dog Park

Time: 11:00am to 2:00pm (Judging starts at 12:30pm) Location: Noche Buena St & Kimball Ave, Seaside, California 93955 The Harvest festival will include an all-you-can-eat lunch, dog costume contest, vendors and more! Pacchetti Dog Park is a community dog park run by volunteers. Our park has 1.7 acres that run along Kimball Ave ending at Noche Buena St. where dogs can get “up to speed” and get it “out of their system.” A separate area for small dogs and a path swept daily by volunteers, our park has trees, sun, sometimes a cool wind, and a bit of ocean view. For more information, please visit  

*** Recurring Event: Every 2nd and 4th Tuesday of each month

Domestic Abuse Support Group

YWCAMC Resource Center

Location: 114 Church Street, Salinas, CA 93901 Domestic abuse is severely misunderstood in our culture.  This fact makes finding support difficult.  If you join this group, you will find a physically, mentally, and emotionally safe place to share your experiences and to process how your past or current abuse is affecting your life.  To honor where you are in the healing process, you will never be required to share.  The group members with help each other to regain their confidence and self-worth, and hopefully help each other learn how to take the next steps to put an end to the violent situation that they may find themselves in. To register for group, call or email Rhonda Burchett at 831-422-8602 or Preregistration is not required, but encouraged. Support group is free and confidential.    

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