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27
Apr

Fishy Top Chefs?

Apr
27
 2009
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Fishy Top Chefs?
No, it's not the latest reality show, but ‘Cooking for Solutions' - a celebration of great food, chefs and wines to celebrate the Monterey Bay Aquarium's 25th year! Join Alton Brown, Thomas Keller and renowned chefs from across the country, May 15-16, as they share their passion for fine food and earth-friendly living during this two-day celebration. You'll discover how to make healthy choices that are tasty and protect the soil, water and ocean wildlife. Read More about Fishy Top Chefs?
01
Apr

Heard the joke about the Sea Otter and the mountain bike?

Apr
01
 2009
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Heard the joke about the Sea Otter and the mountain bike?
Well, neither have we, but here's the only place you will…The 19th Annual Sea Otter Classic will be held April 16-19 at the Laguna Seca Recreation Area, Monterey, Calif. The four-day "Celebration of Sport" is considered the world's largest cycling festival, hosting nearly 10,000 professional and amateur athletes and 50,000 fans. Cycling superstars such as Kelly Benjamin, Manuel Prado, Melissa Buhl and more will compete. Who will be the first to bonk? More information about BMX shows, music and the beer and BBQ garden, can be found at www.seaotterclassic.com or by calling 800-218-8411. Read More about Heard the joke about the Sea Otter and the mountain bike?
29
Mar

Free Jazz - Monterey Jazz Festival's Next Generation Festival

Mar
29
 2009
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Free Jazz - Monterey Jazz Festival's Next Generation Festival
The Monterey Jazz Festival, a nonprofit leader in jazz education since its inception in 1958 and JazzTimes Readers' Poll multi-year winner for world's Best Jazz Festival, is proud to announce the 5th Annual Next Generation Festival, April 3 - 5, 2009 in downtown Monterey. The weekend event, devoted to the future of jazz, includes the Next Generation Festival Jazz Competition with Big Bands, Combos, Vocal Ensembles, and individual musicians vying for a spot on the stages of the 52nd Annual Monterey Jazz Festival presented by Verizon. A three-year grant from the Surdna Foundation supports the Next Generation Festival and the Next Generation Jazz Orchestra's international tours. The Surdna Foundation's Arts Program is national in scope and supports the artistic advancement of teens, ages 12 - 18. All Next Generation Festival competition events - from the Kick-Off Concert on Friday, April 3 to the exuberant and electric big band, vocal ensemble and combo competition on Saturday, April 4 and the College Big Band Vocal Jazz Ensemble finals on Sunday, April 5 - will be open to the public, free of charge. The Festival will also conduct clinics, workshops, jam sessions, and auditions in the heart of the historic Monterey, with music to be performed at the Monterey Conference Center, Cannery Row, and at Monterey Live. For a complete schedule of activities and competition times, visit www.montereyjazzfestival.org. Read More about Free Jazz - Monterey Jazz Festival's Next Generation Festival
26
Feb

California's oldest church reopens after $7.2 million renovation

Feb
26
 2009
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California's oldest church reopens after $7.2 million renovation
Monterey's Cathedral of San Carlos Borromeo, also known as the Royal Presidio Chapel, reopened recently after an extensive two year restoration. Work included seismic retrofitting, renovations to alleviate the moisture problems that plagued the chapel for more than 200 years, rebuilding of 80 percent of the rear walls, and the removal of layers of paint and plaster to reveal original decorative painting. Blocks of those paintings have been preserved for viewing. Read More about California's oldest church reopens after $7.2 million renovation
28
Jan

Cannery Row Romance

Jan
28
 2009
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Cannery Row Romance
The Spindrift Inn, renowned for several decades as one of Monterey's most romantic Inns, welcomed the New Year with a whole new look. The Inn's distinctive four story lobby and 45 gracious guest rooms reflect a total makeover that include fresh new designs, furnishings, floorings, fabrics and lovely bathrooms to create a soothing, romantic atmosphere. What hasn't changed is the Inn's stunning setting - on McAbee's white sand beach with half of the guest rooms offering breathtaking Monterey Bay views while the other half look out onto historic Cannery Row. Read More about Cannery Row Romance
28
Jan

Golfer Alert - It's Clambake Time to Tee-Up

Jan
28
 2009
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Golfer Alert - It's Clambake Time to Tee-Up
Today, the top tour professionals including Tiger Woods, Phil Mickelson, Mark O'Meara and last year's champ Steve Lowery team up with celebrities and athletes to compete for a $6 million purse with proceeds going to hundreds of non-profit organizations. Past celebs include Kevin Costner, Bill Murray, Don Cheadle, Dan Marino, George Lopez, Carson Daly and Read More about Golfer Alert - It's Clambake Time to Tee-Up
17
Jan

Have a Whale of a Visit

Jan
17
 2009
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Have a Whale of a Visit
Did you know? The entire Gray Whale population migrates past the Monterey coastline every winter and spring. These whales have one of the longest animal migrations known, traveling over 12,000 miles from their summer feeding grounds in the Bering Sea to their winter breeding grounds in Baja California and back again. Killer Whales have recently been spotted along the Monterey Coast as well! Read More about Have a Whale of a Visit
05
Dec

Japanese business and tourism professionals will tour Monterey next week

Dec
05
 2008
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Japanese business and tourism professionals will tour Monterey next week
The Monterey-Nanao relationship dates back to 1986, when a group from Nanao first visited Monterey Bay to study the city's economic drivers. Like Monterey, Nanao is a coastal community that repositioned itself as a tourist destination after its fishing industry diminished. Several delegations visited California in the following years, and local Rotary clubs and non-profit organizations got involved in hosting and leading presentations. Read More about Japanese business and tourism professionals will tour Monterey next week
20
Nov

Presenting...Feathered Friends

Nov
20
 2008
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Presenting...Feathered Friends
Kick off your Thanksgiving festivities at the Monterey Bay Aquarium's Feathered Friends event-you'll meet birds of prey making a special visit for the occasion, and see old friends like our blackfooted penguins, common murres, and "Makana," the Laysan albatross. November 22-23, Sat.-Sun.; 10 a.m.-6 p.m. All activities are included with Aquarium admission! Read More about Presenting...Feathered Friends
19
Nov

Poetry Jam - Cowboy Style

Nov
19
 2008
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Poetry Jam - Cowboy Style
Saddle up and ride to Old Monterey, where the West really began, for the 10th Annual Monterey Cowboy Poetry & Music Festival, December 5-7! The poetry round-up includes nine great shows over three days, a first rate western art and gear sale, Cowboy Church - a Saturday night western dance featuring Stardust Cowboys- and a super silent auction. Plus, this year, a Salvation Army benefit showing of the documentary entitled Houlihan. Maybe you'll spot Prairie Home Companion's Dusty and Lefty! Read More about Poetry Jam - Cowboy Style
21
Oct

Home of the future.....

Oct
21
 2008
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Home of the future
The housing market may be in the tank, but you can still dream about your fantasy house. A truly visionary experience is the ultimate ‘open house' at Sunset Magazine's Monterey Idea House, open now through December 7. Read More about Home of the future.....
17
Oct

Here's a delicious reason to stop whining about the economy….Monterey's Great Wine Escape Weekend

Oct
17
 2008
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Here's a delicious reason to stop whining about the economy….Monterey's Great Wine Escape Weekend
Celebrate the splendor of harvest at Monterey Wine Country's 12th Annual Great Wine Escape Weekend, Nov 7-9, 2008. There's something for everyone at this event! The highlights of the weekend include wine and food integration seminars, open houses at the wineries, guided wine country tours, winemaker dinners and the Grand Finale Evening. Speical rates are available at the Inns of Monterey especially for the Great Wine Escape. For more information and tickets, please visit www.montereywines.org. Read More about Here's a delicious reason to stop whining about the economy….Monterey's Great Wine Escape Weekend
10
Oct

Get Down…on the farm…Earthbound Farms

Oct
10
 2008
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Get Down…on the farm…Earthbound Farms
Harvest Festival - October 18 - Free Admission! Bring the whole family to Earthbound Farm's grand harvest celebration. The bountiful Farm Stand becomes a pumpkin-packed wonderland for a great fun-filled day on the farm, with games, pumpkin carving demos, squash and pumpkin tastings, music, farm tours, train and hay rides, and more! 11am-3pm. Every Saturday in October, Earthbound Farms offers lots of family fun - bug walks, flower walks, corn husk doll making and more. The Farm is just a short drive from Monterey. Read More about Get Down…on the farm…Earthbound Farms
03
Oct

Start your engines and race to the American Le Mans Series

Oct
03
 2008
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Start your engines and race to the American Le Mans Series
Short of taking a trip to France, the best way to see the high-speed, high-tech Le Mans Prototypes and GT cars of the American Le Mans Series, patterned after the famed 24 hours of Le Mans, is in this four-hour endurance challenge at Laguna Seca Raceway, October 17- 19. The Saturday afternoon race into the darkness race concludes the Laguna Seca season with Le Mans Prototypes from Audi, Porsche, Mazda, Acura, Dodge and Ford battling on the same track with production-based GT cars from Corvette, Porsche, Ferrari and Panoz. Laguna Seca is a quick (within the speed limits!) drive from Monterey. Read More about Start your engines and race to the American Le Mans Series
17
Jul

Cannery Row

Jul
17
 2008
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Cannery Row
Make your way to historic Cannery Row for a self-guided tour of old cannery buildings and enjoy some newer attractions and sites. This is the place for wine tastings, gourmet food, entertainment and even a few hours of pampering. Here's an overview of the rich history of Cannery Row and ideas on exciting things to do on your next visit. Read More about Cannery Row
17
Jul

A Taste of Monterey Wine Tasting

Jul
17
 2008
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A Taste of Monterey Wine Tasting
Monterey County is among the chief wine producing regions of California and has more grapes grown per square acre than Napa Valley. At A Taste of Monterey located on Cannery Row, wine lovers can sample local wines in a beautiful tasting room overlooking Monterey Bay. A Taste of Monterey offers more than 70 varieties of local wines. Read More about A Taste of Monterey Wine Tasting
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