Photos by James Ruiz, Adam Matzinger and Alison Gamel


June 23rd, 2018

Celebrating the Cherry 2018 – Annual Fundraiser

The Carl Cherry Center for the Arts

Time: 4:00-7:00 pm Location: 4th and Guadalupe, 4th Ave, Carmel-By-The-Sea, CA 93923 Celebrating the Cherry, The Carl Cherry Center for the Arts annual summer fundraiser will be held on Saturday, June 23, 2018 from 4-7 pm at our gallery on 4th and Guadalupe in Carmel. Monies raised will help us continue to provide quality artistic, educational and cultural programs for the residents of Monterey County as well as safeguard the future of the The Cherry. This year we are honoring Professor Emeritus Elliot Ruchowitz-Roberts, Monterey Peninsula College, and Art Curator Amy Essick, Montage Health/Community Hospital of the Monterey Peninsula, for their ongoing contributions to the arts. The evening will feature a silent auction and raffle, food and wine, lively entertainment and photos highlighting the Cherry Center’s 70 year history in Carmel-by-the-Sea. Please join us for this festive occasion! For more information and to purchase tickets, please call 831-624-7491 or visit  

June 23rd, 2018

21st Annual Race Night On The Row

Cannery Row

Time: 4:00 PM to 10:00 PM Location: Cannery Row, 555 Abrego Street, MONTEREY, CA Price: FREE After a day of racing at the FIM Superbike World Championship, motorcycle enthusiasts from around the world come together to celebrate at the area’s most popular after party on Cannery Row, known for its endless fun and entertainment. More than 3,000 riders will show off their bikes and once the row is filled, the party begins. Motorcyclists, and those who share an appreciation for bikes, are invited to Race Night on the Row to view thousands of pristine race bikes from around the world on display, and enjoy the flavorful cuisine of the many restaurants and clubs lining Cannery Row. This event is free. For more information, please call (831) 649-6690 or visit  

June 24th, 2018

Community Event: Open Studio

Monterey Bay Mediation Studio

Time: 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM Location: Monterey Bay Meditation Studio, 529 Central Ave., Pacific Grove, CA Price: FREE! Monterey Bay Meditation Studio warmly welcomes you to Open Studio: A Day of Meditative Practices. Experience the offerings of the Studio’s teachers, Marianne Rowe, Katie Dutcher, and Jennifer Farley; as well as invited teachers, Patricia Wolff and Gail Root. Join us for this free event and be part of a community of people who value deepening connection, practicing compassion, and cultivating awareness. You are welcome to select and participate in specific teaching modules or enjoy a dive into the full spectrum of the entire day. FREE. No need to register. Just show up! Each practice period will start promptly at the stated time; doors will open 10 minutes before. Please be present at least 5 minutes before the start time of each practice period. For more information, please call (831) 373-1017 or visit  

June 30th, 2018

Monterey International Blues Festival

Monterey County Fair & Event Center

Time: 11:00 AM to 7:00 PM Location: Monterey County Fair & Event Center, 2004 Fairgrounds Rd, Monterey, CA The 2nd annual Monterey International Blues Festival, June 30th 2018 will feature Blues Music Award winner and Grammy nominee Kenny Neal! Also performing will be the acclaimed Blues Broads, four of the greatest female blues artists, featuring Dorothy Morrison, Tracy Nelson, Angela Strehli, and Annie Sampson, Scotty Wright and Blue Mambo, Kyle Rowland Blues Band, and the Monterey All Stars. For more information, please visit  

June 30th, 2018

Rosé By The Bay

Monterey County Vintners & Growers Association

Time: 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM Location: Window on the Bay, 717 Del Monte Ave, Monterey, CA Join the Monterey County Vintners & Growers Association for a celebration of all things rosé! Enjoy rosé from some of your favorite local producers while learning more about this popular wine that has taken the world by storm! For more information, please call (831) 375-9400 or visit  

July 1st, 2018

1st Annual Monterey Clean Air Fair

Monterey Bay Community Power

Time: 10 AM to 4 PM Location: Custom House Plaza – Monterey State Historic Park in old town Monterey In collaboration with the Monterey Bay Air Resources District (MBARD), Monterey Bay Community Power (MBCP) today announced both Tri-County agencies will be co-hosting the First Annual Monterey Clean Air Fair, a family-friendly event celebrating clean energy, community, and clean air. Scheduled for Sunday, July 1 from 10 AM to 4 PM on the Custom House Plaza – Monterey State Historic Park in old town Monterey, the Monterey Clean Air Fair will also commemorate the July 1 launch of MBCP’s carbon-free electricity service for Tri-County residents. Featuring interactive booths, local vendors, community organizations, food and live music, the Monterey Clean Air Fair has all the elements for a valuable and fun annual community tradition in the making. There is no charge for attendees and MBCP is making vendor and sponsorship opportunities very accessible. During its inaugural year, MBCP expects between 1,500 and 3,000 visitors to attend the Monterey Clean Air Fair. For more information, please call Shelly Whitworth at 831-641-7206 or email  

July 7th, 2018

Monterey Beer Festival

Monterey County Fair & Event Center

Time: 11:30am - 5:00pm Location: 2004 Fairgrounds Road, Monterey, CA 93940 Don’t miss the 17th Annual Monterey Beer Festival which returns to the beautiful Monterey County Fair & Event Center. A not-to-be-missed event for anyone 21 and over, the Monterey Beer Festival benefits the Monterey County Fair Heritage Foundation (a 501(c)3 non-profit).  The Festival features music from several live bands, special VIP ticket holder benefits, all in a totally fun, relaxed party atmosphere at the Monterey County Fair & Event Center. Taste the very best beer from around the globe from your very own souvenir Monterey Beer Festival tasting pilsner included with admission.  The festival will provide hundreds of beers, including new local craft beer choices to sample plus a variety of delicious food to pair with your beer of choice. For more information, please call 831-372-5863 or visit  

July 19th – 22nd, 2018

California Rodeo Salinas

Salinas Sports Complex

Time: 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM Location: Salinas Sports Complex, 1034 North Main St, Salinas, CA Top cowboys and cowgirls travel to Salinas to compete on some of the best bucking stock in the west. The track will also feature motorcycle jumpers and the Ehcapa Bareback Riders.In addition to the arena and track action, experience shopping, a kids corral, food booths, saloons, cantinas and more. The event is both entertaining and affordable offering something for all ages to enjoy. For more information, please call 800-549-4989 or 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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