Photos by James Ruiz, Adam Matzinger and Alison Gamel

February 24th, 2018

Manzanita Sports Complex Playground Project BBQ

Prunedale Park Planning Committee

Time: 2:00pm – 6:00pm Location: American Legion Post 593 8300 N. Prunedale Rd. The Prunedale Park Planning Committee is hosting a fundraising bbq to raise funds for building a playground at Manzanita Park. The food includes tri-tip, chili beans, salad and garlic bread. $12 per plate. $35 family meal to-go (whole tri-tip $ fixings). All proceeds from this event will benefit North County Children. The playground will be built entirely by volunteers. To purchase dinner tickets and to get more info please visit  

March 2nd – 4th

Jazz Bash By The Bay

Time: Varies by day Location: 1 Portola Plaza, Monterey, CA 93940 Old Monterey comes alive as world-class musicians bring a rich, time-honored tradition to the Monterey waterfront. The Jazz Bash by the Bay brings together the many colorful forms of American classic jazz, from traditional, ragtime, swing, gypsy jazz, zydeco and blues. For more information, please visit  

Community Foundation for Monterey County

Big Sur Relief Foundation

  The devastating Soberanes Fire and this winter’s heavy rains have caused tremendous hardship for Big Sur residents, employees and their families. HWY 1 is closed with massive mud slides, and Pfeiffer Canyon Bridge – the lifeline that connects the North and South – has been declared unsafe and has been condemned. Iconic businesses like Esalen, Nepenthe, Deetjen’s Big Sur Inn, Ventana, and Post Ranch are all temporarily closed. Over 1,000 Big Sur employees are out of work, and hundreds of families have been displaced. Thousands of people are in need of food, housing, and immediate assistance. In light of these unique and challenging circumstances, several businesses have come together to raise funds to provide relief for local individuals and families. The Big Sur Relief Fund at the Community Foundation for Monterey County (CFMC) will provide relief and emergency assistance to those affected.

Donate Now

Your gift will support the affected residents and individuals working in Big Sur in Monterey County, California and is fully tax deductible. 100% of donations will be used for relief and assistance. For more information on how to donate visit or All donations to the Big Sur Relief Fund are tax deductible. Tax ID # 94-1615897      

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