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Apr

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

Apr
01
 2009
About 10 year(s) ago by The Inns of Monterey No Comments
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
About 10 year(s) ago by The Inns of Monterey No Comments
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
About 10 year(s) ago by The Inns of Monterey No Comments
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
About 10 year(s) ago by The Inns of Monterey No Comments
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
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