Community Calendar Monterey

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March 23rd, 24th, 30th and 31st 2019

Asilomar Dunes Natural Preserve Walk

Time: 1:30 PM to 2:30 PM

Location: Asilomar Conference Grounds, 800 Asilomar Ave, Pacific Grove, CA

Get out and about for an invigorating walk through the restored 25-acre Asilomar Dunes habitat. Learn about the preservation and management of this natural habitat, visit our native plant greenhouse, enjoy scenic views. Not too academic, and just enough fun! FREE tour lasts approximately 1 hour. Wear comfortable shoes and dress in layers. Meet at CA State Parks desk in Hearst Social Hall. No RSVP needed but 15 person maximum. Sign Up at CA State Parks desk in Hearst Social Hall. No phone sign ups; first-come, first-served. Rain Cancels.

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March 23rd, 2019

Fanshell Dunes Restoration – 2019 Volunteer Days

Del Monte Forest Conservancy (DMFC)

Time: 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM PDT

Location: Fan Shell Beach, Fan Shell Dunes, Del Monte Forest, CA 93953

Del Monte Forest Conservancy (DMFC) is a non-profit 501(c)3 organization which acquires, protects and enhances lands dedicated to open space within the Del Monte Forest. DMFC will be hosting a series of volunteer days to perform dune habitat restoration at Fanshell Dunes, a DMFC owned property which overlooks Fanshell Beach. The dates/times are shown below:

  • Saturday, January 26, 2019, 10:00AM to 2:00PM
  • Saturday, February 23, 2019, 10:00AM to 2:00PM
  • Saturday, March 23, 2019, 10:00AM to 2:00PM

Fanshell Dunes is located on the 17-mile drive just north of the Cypress Point Golf Course in Pebble Beach, CA.

Volunteers will help with weed removal and will transplant seedlings of native species. We’ll also spend time clearing ice plant from new sections of the property if time permits. Work will be supervised by Joey Dorrell-Canepa, a dune biologist who specializes in native habitat restoration.

Volunteers should plan to arrive before 10AM. Coffee and mid-morning snacks will be available by 9:30AM. We’ll hold a short orientation session onsite at 10AM each day led by Joey Canepa. Volunteers should wear sturdy clothing and bring garden gloves. The DMFC will provide soft drinks/water as well as lunch for all participants.

Volunteers can sign up for 1 or more sessions. Children at least 10 years of age are welcome to participate if accompanied by an adult.

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March 23rd, 2019

4th Annual Cars In The Park

Marina Rotary Club

Time: 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM

Location: Vince DiMaggio Park, 3200 Del Monte Blvd, Marina, CA 93933

FREE TO THE PUBLIC- Join us at the Annual Cars in the Park Car Show hosted by the Marina Rotary Club. Open to all pre 1978 and earlier Foreign and Domestic cars & trucks and all modern 2 door Muscle Cars. Your $50 entry fee includes a 2 BBQ lunches, 2 root beer floats, coffee and donuts at check in, 1 participant only raffle ticket, and custom dash card. All Grass Parking, huge raffle, Silent Auction, Valve Cover Racing, Vendors, and specialty food trucks.

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March 30th, 2019

Science Saturday: Bees, Wasps, Honey, and Hives

Pacific Grove Museum of Natural History

Time: 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM

Location: Pacific Grove Museum of Natural History, 165 Forest Ave, Pacific Grove, CA

Explore the sweet-side of science as Science Saturday turns its attention to Bees, Wasps, Honey, and Hives. Do all bees make honey? How do you tell a wasp from a bee? Do all bees sting? Find the answers to all of your buzzing questions as you complete a craft, taste honey, and learn about some of our most important local pollinators. As always, admission to Science Saturday is free, and the event runs from 10:00 am – 3:00 pm.

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April 6th – 7th, 2019

Pacific Grove Good Old Days

Location: Pacific Grove, Lighthouse Avenue, Pacific Grove, CA

Come to “America’s Last Hometown” for an old-fashioned celebration with Pacific Grove’s Good Old Days Festival. This small town shows off its big heart with the largest event of its kind in Monterey County. There’s a parade, live entertainment on five separate stages, arts and crafts vendors, food booths, carnival rides, a classic car show, a quilt show, pony rides, a dance showcase and more! And best of all, it’s free.

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April 6th – 7th, 2019

Inspired Home and Garden Expo of Monterey

Monterey County Fair & Event Center

Time: 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM

Location: Monterey County Fair & Event Center, 2004 Fairgrounds Rd, Monterey, CA

Meet local experts to complete your home and garden projects! View pop-up rooms for ideas and inspiration, discover new products and services, attend home improvement seminars, educate yourself on all your options and meet local experts in person. Home and garden expo exhibitors include general contractors, flooring, landscapers, kitchen and bath cabinets closet organizers, landscape designers, painters, countertops, tile, granite, appliances, solar energy, fireplaces, and much more! Free admission and parking. Door are open from 10am – 4pm both Saturday (April 6) and Sunday (April 7). Bring your Pinterest boards and find the expert to make it yours!

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April 13th, 2019

Spring Carnival (For Families with Children who have Special Needs)

Special Kids Connect

Time: 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM

Location: Greenfield Community Center, 1351 Oak Ave, Greenfield CA 93927

Join us for a FREE family-friendly event ONLY for families who have children with special needs. There will be face painting, an Easter egg hunt, a cookie decorating station, games & prizes, and community resources!  You MUST RSVP by Friday, April 12 to Special Kids Connect at (831) 372-2730.

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April 13th, 2019

Carmel Art Walk

Time: 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM

Location: Carmel-by-the-Sea

Visit ARTIST-OWNED galleries and studios and meet the local artists who carry on the Carmel art colony legacy – support the arts and help preserve Carmel’s artistic heritage! This event is FREE and open to all ages. Pick up a map at any of the participating galleries and be sure to follow the blue lanterns during the walk (each participating gallery will have one displayed).

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April 19th – 21st, 2019

Wildflower Show

Pacific Grove Museum of Natural History

Time: 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM

Location: 165 Forest Avenue, Pacific Grove CA 93950

Don’t miss this rare opportunity to view over 600 species and varieties of Central Coast wildflowers. The Monterey Bay Chapter of the California Native Plant Society partners with the Pacific Grove Museum of Natural History to make this Wildflower Show the largest in the Northern and Western Hemispheres in terms of number of species and varieties represented. The hours are from 10:00am – 5:00pm.

For more information, please call (831) 648-5718 or visit


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