Photos by James Ruiz, Adam Matzinger and Alison Gamel

June 31- August 12 , 2017

Community Music School of Santa Cruz

Kids' Trad Music Camp

No camp on Saturday Aug. 5 & Sunday Aug. 6. Monday - Friday, 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM Garden Concert & Party on Saturday Aug. 12 from 10-2. The Boomeria 60 Verde Drive (off Empire Grade in Bonny Doon) Ages 7 - 13 Featuring fiddle, flute, pennywhistle, recorder, oboe, harp, guitar, accordion, small keyboards and cello. Additional activities include swimming and crafts every day. Register before March 18 for the Early Bird rate For more information visit  

July 7th – August 5th, 2017


Paper Wing Theatre Company

When Alice stumbles down a rabbit hole, she meets the strangest creatures, hears their tales, and has adventures beyond her wildest dreams! Directly adapted by Mark Daniel Cunningham from the whimsical novel by Lewis Carroll. PERFECT FOR PATRONS OF ALL AGES! COSPLAY guests receive a discount at the door! Time: 8:00pm Location: 320 Hoffman Street, Monterey, CA 93940 Price: $23 adult / $20 senior/student/military For more information, call (831) 905-5684 or email

July 15th – 29th, 2017

Carmel Bach Festival

Celebrating classical music for 80 years! The Carmel Bach Festival presents its 80th Annual Festival, July 15th – July 29th, 2017 in venues throughout Carmel, Monterey, and Pebble Beach, California. This year’s festival features more than 40 events including main series concerts, recitals performed on period instruments, and a Music and Ideas series. Highlights of the 2017 Festival include: Tickets go on sale to the general public on March 1, 2017. Concert tickets range from $10 – $128. Location: Various venues throughout Carmel, Monterey and Pebble Beach. For more information, please call (831) 624-1521 or visit  

July 20th - 23rd, 2017

California Rodeo Salinas

Salinas Sports Complex

The California Rodeo Salinas is one of the top 20 Professional Rodeos in the United States and the largest in California. Known in the rodeo world for our big arena and beautiful buckles, we are most proud of being a not-for-profit organization that gives back between $200,000 and $300,000 each year to local non-profits. Click here to view all the events at the rodeo: Location: 1034 N Main St, Salinas, CA 93906  

July 21st, 2017

Firestone Walker Brewery Rare Beer Extravaganza

Cannery Row Brewing Company

When: 5:00 PM-12:00 AM Firestone Walker is taking over the Cannery Row Brewing Company! Join them this Friday for some incredible brews like Parabola, Luponic Distortion, West Side Beavo, Stickee Monkee, Bravo and Nitro Merlin. For more information, please visit  

July 21st – September 2nd, 2017

Evenings By The Bay

Monterey Bay Aquarium

Join us for Evenings by the Bay! Extended summer hours until 8 p.m. on select weekend dates allow you to see the Aquarium in a whole new light. Stroll our galleries with fewer people as you enjoy a glass of wine and listen to live musical performances. Plus, enjoy delicious, sustainable food featuring the freshest ingredients sourced from Monterey Bay and the Central Valley. Location: 886 Cannery Row, Monterey, CA 93940 Upcoming Dates: July 21st, July 22nd,  July 28th,  July 29th,  Aug. 5th,  Aug. 12th,  Aug. 19th,  Aug. 26th,  Sept. 2nd For more information, please call (831) 648-4800 or visit  

July 22nd – 30th, 2017

Shark Science Week

Seymour Marine Discovery Center

For a full week, the Seymour Center will celebrate Shark Science Week by revealing fascinating facts about these cartilaginous fishes. Come explore amazing shark adaptations including their extraordinary senses, the unique ways in which they reproduce, and so much more. Shark touching pool open every day! Mailing Address: Seymour Marine Discovery Center 100 McAllister Way Santa Cruz, CA 95060 Location: End of Delaware Avenue, Santa Cruz, California For more information, please call (831) 459-3800 or visit  

July 23rd and July 30th

Yoga + Beer Summer Series

Portola Hotel & Spa

Meditate, move & flow with a 90 minute yoga class in our Cottonwood Plaza followed by craft beer at Peter B’s Brewpub. Classes will be led by local certified yoga instructor, Kate Balog, open to all levels of students ages 21+. Class Schedule: July 23 │ July 30 - each class begins at 11am. Cost: $20 Location: The Cottonwood Plaza at 2 Portola Plaza, Monterey, CA 93940 For questions or additional information, please call (831) 649-7874.  

July 23rd, 2017

45th Annual Wharf to Wharf Race

Wharf to Wharf Race Inc.

Each year, on the fourth Sunday in July, 16,000 runners from across America and around the globe return to Santa Cruz, California for the annual 6 mile race to Capitola-by-the-Sea. The event is the biggest summer event of its kind on the West Coast and a boon to local business, annually infusing more than 8 million dollars into the Santa Cruz County economy.  Wharf to Wharf Race, Inc., has contributed more than 5 million dollars to Santa Cruz County back to Santa Cruz County in the 45 year history. DATE OF RACE:  Sunday, July 23rd, 2017 (Always on the 4th Sunday in July) DISTANCE:  6 mile road race (not 10k!) START TIME:  8:30am (sharp!) LOCATION:  The Wharf to Wharf Race starts at the Santa Cruz Wharf (Beach St. & Cliff St.) near the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk and finishes at the Capitola Wharf (Wharf Rd. & Cliff Dr.) near Capitola Village. REGISTRATION Registration for the 45th Annual Wharf to Wharf Race will be $45 per person and will be limited to 16,000 people. Registration details are as follows: Loyalty Registration:  Opens on Tuesday, March 21st (must have been registered for 4 of the past 7 years) Locals Registration:  Opens on Tuesday, March 28th (must have a Santa Cruz County billing, credit card zip code) General Registration:  Opens on Tuesday, April 4th (everyone is eligible) Random Selection Process:  Opens on April 11th (everyone is eligible) For more information, please visit  

July 26th – 30th, 2017

Feast of Lanterns

Pacific Grove Feast of Lanterns, Inc.

For over one hundred years the citizens of Pacific Grove have celebrated its history and culture with a summer festival called the Feast of Lanterns. This Festival has evolved over its 100-plus year history from the ceremonial end to the Chautauqua Assembly with a lantern parade to the beach and fireworks over the bay to a multi-cultural community event filled with entertainment. Where: Pacific Grove For more information, please call (831) 800-1905 or visit

August 5th – 6th, 2017

California Turkish Arts & Culture Festival

Turkish American Association of California

FREE ADMISSION! Live Music and Entertainment: Folk Dancing, Belly Dancing & Art Exhibits Featuring: Group Hadi Hadi andGroup Karmasik Food and drinks: Doner Kebap, Adana Kebap, Borek, Baklava, Turkish Coffee & more! Many activities for children: puppet making, face painting, coloring, folk dancing & games! When: Saturday and Sunday, August 5th-6th, 2017 from 11am - 7pm Location: Custom House Plaza, Monterey CA. For more information, please visit  

August 6th, 2017

Santa Cruz Dinner Club

The Santa Cruz Dinner Club is open for new membership. Do you enjoy fine food and wines paired with interesting conversations? Our club might be a great fit for you, leading to establishing wonderful local friendships. Dinners are held monthly at various members' homes, typically three or four at separate locations, on the same evening. The attendance is 6 – 8 people per home, rotated monthly. Our next 2 dinners are July 9th and Aug 6th. For more information contact Contact: Harry Domash 831-685-1932  

August 17th – 20th, 2017

Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion

Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca

What:  Described as a museum springing to life, the Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion is the largest event held during the famed Monterey Classic Car Week, and is the only event where cars are doing what they were originally intended to do … race. Approximately 550 race cars are accepted from more than 1,000 entry applications to compete in the world’s premier motoring event. Each entry is scrutinized and accepted based on the car’s authenticity, race provenance and period correctness. The event relives motorsport history at the iconic circuit, which has been the scene of America’s golden years of sports car racing since its inception in 1957. In addition to the entertaining on-track action, there are always engaging autograph opportunities with legendary drivers, Q&A sessions, and fine wine and cheese tastings among the myriad activities. Where: Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca Honoring: For more information, please call 831-242-8200 or visit  

November 19th, 2017

Bubbles and Bags

Girls Inc. of the Central Coast

Girls Inc. of the Central Coast (GICC) is pleased to announce our fall fundraiser: Bubbles and Bag, Sunday, November 19, 2017, from 1pm-4pm at the Inn at Spanish Bay in Pebble Beach.  Join us for the event and shop for a great cause! Sip champagne, socialize and purchase some fabulous handbags to add to your collection or to give as holiday gifts. To purchase tickets First Peek Preview at 1:00 PM-2:00 PM (For "Buy it Now" Purchase only) Tickets $100 Silent Auction 2:00 PM-4:00 PM Tickets $ 35.000 To Donate Bags Last year more than 500 handbags were donated to the event.  Our goal for 2017 is to top that number, but we need your help!  We are collecting handbags NOW and will do so until Friday, October 6, 2017.  We hope that you and your friends have good quality handbags that you would like to donate to the cause.  We are looking for: Bag donation locations: Fenton & Keller, 2801 Monterey-Salinas Highway, Monterey, CA 93940 (831) 373-1241, or you may contact Girls Inc. (831) to arrange for pick-up.  The Salinas donation location is the Girls Inc. of the Central Coast office at 318 Cayuga St, Suite 101A, Salinas, CA 93901. For more information, call (831) 772-0882. For More information, contact Patty at or (831) 772-0882. About Girls Inc. of the Central Coast Girls Inc. of the Central Coast is an affiliate of Girls Inc., a national organization and the country’s leading research and evaluation organization on issues pertaining to girls and young women. We are the first affiliate to offer programs completely facilitated by teens. We work with girls ages 8 to 18 with proven “girl-focused” programs at our outreach sites throughout Monterey, San Benito, and Santa Cruz Counties. Each year, we serve over 1,400 girls in 33 schools in 9 cities. Our mission is to inspire all girls to be strong, smart, and bold and to respect themselves and the world around them.   If you are interested in joining or would like more information, please contact the Girls Inc. of the Central Coast office at (831) 772-0882.  For more information visit our website Contact: Patty Fernandez Executive Director Tel: 831-772-0882 Fax: 831-772-0773  

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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