Photos by James Ruiz, Adam Matzinger and Alison Gamel


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  

October 27th, 2018


Time: 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM Location: Downtown Pacific Grove, Pacific Grove, CA 93950 Ghosts and goblins of all ages are invited to this free family event. Activities include candy, giveaways, music, the PGPD Halloween Safety Zone and special offers at participating businesses. Children Must be accompanied by a responsible adult. This event is held in conjunction with the PG Museum of Natural History’s spooky Science Saturday and sponsored by the PG Downtown Business Improvement District and the PG Chamber of Commerce. In addition, the Pacific Grove Museum of Natural History will be hosting a their FREE Science Saturday: BATS, SPIDERS & SNAKES from 10am-3pm and the Friends of Pacific Grove Library Annual Kids Read for the PG Library Read-a-thon will be taking place from noon-9pm! For more information, please visit  

October 27th, 2018


Time: 2:00 PM to 5:00 PM Location: Lighthouse Avenue, Monterey, CA 93940 Lighthouse District shops, restaurants, and boutiques welcome little goblins with special treats on Halloween. Dress up and come on down to Lighthouse Avenue for an afternoon full of fun and trick-or-treating. 2pm-5pm. Lighthouse Avenue between Reeside and David, Monterey. Free event. For more information, please visit  

October 27th, 2018


Time: 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM Location: Ocean Avenue & San Carlos Street, Carmel-by-the-Sea, CA 93921 Carmel-by-the-Sea is celebrating 103 years in style with a dazzling parade of awe-inspiring floats and amazing performers. The City of Carmel-by-the-Sea was incorporated on Halloween in 1916, so it celebrates its birthday and the country’s favorite costume-and-candy holiday with a Halloween Parade through downtown in which all are welcome to participate or spectate. Following the 11 a.m. parade at Sunset Center is a hot-dog lunch with all the fixin's—City dignitaries, VIPs, costumed dogs and kids, and residents and visitors alike gather for this upbeat annual affair, followed by a street dance that evening! For more information, please visit  

October 29th, 2018

Affordable Housing Forum

United Way Monterey County and Monterey Bay Economic Partnership

Time: 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM Location: San Carlos Hall , 500 Church St, Monterey, CA 93940 Become more informed on the issues and implications for Monterey County. Please join United Way Monterey County and Monterey Bay Economic Partnership for conversations focusing on potential solutions and strategies for increasing housing affordability. Presenters will share insights on the upcoming statewide ballot Propositions 1, 2, 5, and 10. Click here to sign up: For more information, please contact Tina Engquist at or call 831-372-8026 x 109.  

October 31st, 2018

Halloween Bonanza 2018

City of Seaside

Time: 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM Location: Oldemeyer Center - 986 Hilby Avenue, Seaside, CA 93955 The City of Seaside will be hosting its annual Halloween Bonanza on Wednesday, October 31, 2018 from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM. This is a free family event for youth ages 10 and under. The Halloween Bonanza will take place at the Oldemeyer Center, located at 986 Hilby Avenue in Seaside. The event will feature a Haunted House, costume contest, free glow necklaces for the first 500 youth, carnival games with prizes, crafts, face painting, and treat bags. This event is sponsored by the City of Seaside, B.J. Dolan Youth Education and Resource Center, and Avenue of Flags. For more information, please call 831-899-6800.  

October 31st, 2018


Time: All Day Event Location: Del Monte Shopping Center, 1410 Del Monte Center, Monterey, CA 93940 Come celebrate Halloween with your family at The Del Monte Shopping Center! Candy and glow sticks will be handed out, free pumpkins will be available in our Pumpkin Patch along with other kid friendly activities. For more information, please visit  

November 2nd & 3rd, 2018

19th Annual International Documentary Film Festival

Monterey Bay Chapter of the United Nations Association

Time: 7:00 pm Location: Golden State Theatre in downtown Monterey, 417 Alvarado St, Monterey, CA 93940 Save the Date! The 19th Annual International Documentary Film Festival, presented by the Monterey Bay Chapter of the United Nations Association, will be held on Friday and Saturday November 2 and 3 at 7:00 pm. Seven award-winning recent films will be screened at the Golden State Theatre in downtown Monterey. The films reflect issues of war and peace, the environment, immigration, education, refugees, and more. Together, they express our shared humanity. For more information, go to or call 831-275-0781.  

November 4th, 2018

FREE Community Event: Gratitude In The Forest

Monterey Bay Meditation Studio

Time: 2:30 PM to 4:00 PM Location: Monterey Bay Meditation Studio, 1200 Veterans Drive, Monterey, CA Monterey Bay Meditation Studio warmly welcomes you to "Gratitude in the Forest." Join us for meditation and sharing to reflect and to re-awaken the awareness of all that supports and sustains us each day. As we bring awareness to what is here, sincere gratitude arises— a deep appreciation for all that is good in our lives, for all that we receive from our connectedness with other beings— and perhaps a renewed intention arises to shine kindness and generosity to those around us. This is a free community event, and donations will be accepted for “Gathering for Women.” Please wear warm clothes and bring a chair and/or a blanket. No need to register— just drop in and look for the blue MBMS flag! For more information, please visit  

November 11th, 2018

Marina Veterans Day Celebration

Time: 9:30 AM to 11:30 AM Location: Marina Equestrian Center Park, 5th Avenue, Marina, CA 93933 Everyone is invited to the Annual Veterans Day Celebration, Sunday at the historic Marina Equestrian Center Park, Fifth Avenue and Ninth Street, in Marina. This free festival offers history, music and exhibits honoring veterans of all eras who have served our country and fought to ensure our freedoms.  Activities include a bike ride, Boy Scout airsoft booth, face painting, miniature horse, community exhibits and much more.  Donuts and coffee is available. ALL VETERANS, PLEASE ATTEND SO WE MAY RECOGNIZE YOUR SERVICE Veterans of all conflicts and services will be honored at this community festival. Vietnam-era veterans in attendance (1955–1975) will receive DoD 50-year commemorative pins, awarded by Col Lawrence Brown of the Presidio of Monterey. Ben de la Selva and Col Tom Griffin, ret., will offer brief reflections on their Vietnam service. Other activities include: • Exhibits and food trucks • Talk on Coast Guard patrol of local beaches in WWII • Demonstration of PTSD therapy using horses • K-9 search and rescue demo • Marina High School Band • Make an Operation Gratitude greeting card • Greet Lingo the Defense Language Institute canine mascot and Lolipop the miniature horse. • Pat Hathaway historical photos For more information, please visit  

November 17th, 2018

Del Monte Shopping Center Christmas Tree Lighting

Time: 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM Location: Del Monte Shopping Center, 1410 Del Monte Center, Monterey, CA 93940 This family favorite event kicks off the holiday season and culminates with the lighting of the Del Monte Christmas Tree by Santa & Mrs. Claus. Free refreshments will be served and free reindeer antlers will be offered to children. Live music will add to the holiday spirit. For more information, please visit  

November 30th, 2018

MCGives! Holiday Kickoff Mixer

Gateway Center of Monterey County, Inc.

Time: 4:30 - 6:30 pm Location: Gateway Center Lobby, 850 Congress Ave., Pacific Grove, CA 93950 Please join us for an evening of music, refreshments and community as we kick off the giving season by showcasing the success of your continued support. Please RSVP by November 10th to or call 831-372-8002 ext. 210.    

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