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Unique Gifts To Celebrate Mom Breaking the Silence on Postpartum Depression Foster Care Awareness Month Eight Ways to Honor Memorial Day

Tips For Finishing the School Year Strong!

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Contents may 2019

10 Finish the School Year Strong. Eight tips on helping your child stay focused through the last weeks of school. by Janeen Lewis

12 Unique Gifts For Mother’s Day. Moms appreciate the cards, flowers, and breakfast in bed. But here are ten gift ideas that will really put a smile on her face! by Maggie DeQuesada 14 Talking About Postpartum Depression. It’s time to break through the wall of silence about maternal mental health. by Tara Tudisco

16 May is Foster Care Month. If you have room in your heart and home for a child, children in foster care need you! by Maggie DeQuesada 18 Honor Memorial Day with these six tips on remembering America’s fallen heroes.

on the cover…

in each issue: 05 From the Publisher 06 Military Mom Allison Chance discusses topics of importance to military families.

Luca is a happy 18 month old who loves to spend time with his Mom, Gina; Dad, Royce; and dog, Whip. Luca really enjoys outdoor activities like running at the park, playing with his sand table or going for hikes with his family. When it’s too cold or rainy to play outside, Luca loves to read books, dance to music and cook “skettis” with his Mom and Dad. Photo by Donna Jean Shoemaker 831-620-2878 www.donnajeanshoemaker.com

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08 Father’s Day Local dad, Rob Weisskirch covers parenting topics from a father’s point of view. 20 Calendar of Events Find dozens of fun events from throughout the Monterey Bay area.

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The first Mother’s day I remember included serving my mom cornflakes with water (we had run out of milk the night before) and a gift of a pair of pantyhose (yes, pantyhose) that my sister and I had retrieved from the trash and wrapped in newspaper. I’d guess I was 3 or 4 and we knew this day was special to our single mom but weren’t quite sure how to commemorate it. My sister and I did the best we could, and my mom gamely ate a few tablespoons of cornflakes before taking us for a proper breakfast at the little diner in our neighborhood. I do not doubt that my mother remembered that day with more than a little joy. Because that’s what moms do and who we are–most days being a mom isn’t about the thank you’s but occasionally? It sure does feel nice even if it’s watery cereal and a used gift. If you’re stumped for a Mother’s Day gift this year, Margie DeQuesada has some unique ideas for you on page 12. You might even consider leaving the magazine in a conspicuous place to drop a hint.

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Motherhood doesn’t always have the easiest start. For mothers with postpartum issues, those first months can be brutal. Tara Tudisco tackles the subject of maternal mental health in her article on pages 14-15. SLAM Monterey (and Tara!) will be participating in a local Climb Out of Darkness event on May 11. The fundraiser will benefit the Parenting Connection of Monterey County’s Maternal Mental Health Program. Please consider either participating in the event or donating. You can find all of the information after Tara’s article. May is also Foster Care Awareness Month, and we’re covering the topic on pages 16-17. Four hundred children in Monterey County need a foster home. If your family has room in your home and hearts for a child, there is one who desperately needs you. Have a Happy Mother’s Day and a wonderful May!

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Military mom

by Allison Chance

What Our “Military Mom” Will Miss

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pring is upon us, and the saying, “April Showers turn to May Flowers” is undoubtedly true here on the Peninsula. We had our fair share of rain earlier in the year, so I know we are all rejoicing over the beautiful weather so we can get our kids back outside! It has been such a pleasure to write the Military Mom column during our time in Monterey, but like anything, all good things must come to an end. The military is moving my family to Florida this summer as my husband completes his Master’s Program at the Naval Postgraduate School. I have loved meeting so many wonderful moms and families through the magazine, and a big thank you to Andrea Breznay for creating this publication and allowing me to share with all of you. As we graduate, many new military families will be arriving and starting their tour in Monterey. If you are a new military family reading this, I encourage you to get connected with other moms by joining the Monterey Bay Parent Magazine Facebook Group. The magazine provides a calendar of local activities and events that are so wonderful when you are learning the new ropes of a new area. For my last Military Mom article, I am going to highlight some of my Monterey favorites!

My Museum. We have loved our membership, and at $100 for the year, it is a fantastic deal. We love going after I pick my daughter up from school from 4-closing. If you want to check it out at a reduced rate, the 1st Tuesday of the month is only $2 per person. Lover’s Point. We’ve lived in Hawaii and Florida, so we are used to warm weather, sun and the beach. Lover’s Point is a fantastic place to hang out on a sunny and warm day. The best part? It’s free! Bring your sand toys and a picnic and enjoy the beauty of our area! Doe Park Super Park. Located in Fort Ord-Doe Park military community, this park is my daughter’s favorite and usually less crowded than other area parks! Folktale Winery. If you need some sun in your life, Folktale is the place to go. Located in Carmel Valley, it is the perfect place to spend the day with your entire family (pets included). Don’t forget to ask for the military discount. I would also highly recommend joining their wine club if you plan to visit often. It will pay for itself very quickly! The Farm in Salinas. We loved visiting the Farm for their events, story time and their yummy produce and food. From hayrides to

the petting zone to cutting our fresh flowers, The Farm has so much to offer! • Monterey Bay Recreational Trail. Walking or running the Rec Trail never gets old. You never know what you will see in terms of wildlife, and there are plenty of excellent stops for a quick bite or beverage. If you are feeling adventurous, I highly suggest renting a surrey bike. We like to rent these when we have visitors in from out of town, and the kids love it! Adventures by the Sea rents these bikes and they offer a military discount. • Big Sur River Inn. If you are up for a journey down the beautiful coast, I highly suggest stopping at the Big Sur River Inn to play in the river. Some of my fondest memories include putting on rain boots and stomping around in the river with my daughter. They have a restaurant and snack shop on site and plenty of Adirondack chairs to rest and relax in. Whether you are here in Monterey for six months or 5 years, I hope you enjoy the beautiful Central Coast as much as my family did. I highly recommend making a bucket list so you can be sure to visit all of the beautiful places in the area. Signing off for now, Allison

We’re sad to say goodbye to Allison and Kyle Chance and their beautiful family. Allison and Kyle have made themselves an important part of the Monterey community in their time here and will be missed. Best of luck, Allison and Kyle!

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father’s day

by Rob Weisskirch

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Although the second Sunday in May has been designated as Mother’s Day, the appreciation should continue every day.

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others are the original multitaskers—for example, answering questions, wiping chins, preparing food, and keeping the household organized among the other myriad tasks that mothers handle with strength and resilience. Nowadays, being a parent comes with a lot of stressors from others’ judging looks and the pressures of comparisons from social media. But, the worst targets are mothers. Mothers are judged all the time for their kids’ behavior, the achievements of their children, the cleanliness of the household, and even their appearance in ways that fathers are never judged to the same degree (or, maybe, at all). Now, I like to think I’m a bit more egalitarian with my wife in raising our daughter but know that the praise heard that I’m an involved father doesn’t get applied to my wife as an involved mother. The expectation is that mothers handle it all. Like most mothers, she does more than

her share of the caretaking and other household responsibilities. And, like most fathers, I let it happen. Research has consistently found that, even when men say they do half of the household chores, women still do more, including a disproportionate amount of time caring for children. I am aware that I benefit from the fact that the middleof-the-night nightmares result in a call for Mommy. As a father on Mother’s Day, my job is to ensure that I acknowledge all that my wife does as a person and, particularly, as a mother. I also make sure that my daughter does something to recognize her mother. None of these activities have to be extravagant. I ensure our little one makes some sort of card, and we often conspire together on purchasing a gift. However, because my daughter cannot keep a secret, I have to wait until the last minute for any purchase to provide some element of the ceremony of gift giv-

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ing and specialness needed for Mother’s Day. I also try to insert other “gifts” in the day to recognize her dedication to raising our daughter and taking care of all of us. Sometimes, it is cooking a special breakfast, going out to breakfast, managing meals later in the day, or being in charge of shuttling our kid to activities already scheduled. Another gift can be just time alone or the ability to shop or cook alone, uninterrupted. Sometimes, it is making the little decisions, so she doesn’t have to. Given that her attention is regularly pulled towards my daughter or other tasks, having time where her attention is only controlled by her can be the best gift of all. The irony of today’s Mother’s Day is how different Mother’s Day has become from its origins. Mother’s Day began as mothers’ work days in 1858 when Anna Reeves Jarvis organized others to improve sanitation in rural West Virginia. During the Civil War, she

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worked to organize care for wounded on both sides of the war, and after the war, she brought together former enemy soldiers to discuss peace. In 1872, Julia Ward Howe, writer of “Battle Hymn of the Republic” created Mothers’ Day of Peace, advocating peaceful actions with other mothers. At the time, mothers were seen as having a moral authority, mobilized public protest and lobbying, and were able to advocate for temperance, antislavery, consumer protection, working conditions, and social welfare (and were heard). Anna Reeves Jarvis’s daughter, also named Anna, lobbied Congress to set aside a day to honor mothers in contrast to all the days honoring men. In 1914, Congress set aside the second Sunday in May as Mother’s Day. The attention of mothers towards social justice issues around this day was eroded by marketers and anti-reformers pushing mothers’ roles as regulators of their households only and leaving societal ills to be addressed by politicians (i.e., men). Furthermore, Anna Jarvis became outraged at the commercial exploitation of Mother’s Day and tried to reverse the holiday up until she passed away. Nonetheless,

I would not suggest the focus of the holiday be neglected. I should also mention attending to one’s own mother. When I worked as a therapist and had young people come in to discuss their relationship troubles, I would often ask how the romantic partner treats his or her mother. There is some support that the way one treats his or her mother is the way one will treat his or her romantic partner. So, if a romantic partner is dismissive, derisive, and belittling of his or her mother, then one can expect the same. If someone is respectful, communicative, and open, then one can expect the same in return in the

romantic relationship. Now, I know that mother-child relationships are complicated and can accrue a lot of baggage over time for adult children. For my daughter, though, she only knows the present and sees how I interact with, talk about, and treat my own mother. I am fortunate to have a relatively good relationship with my mother and always make sure that my daughter sees me acknowledge my mother on Mother’s Day as well. I guess the bottom line is that Mother’s Day is about fathers being sure that mothers get recognition for their hard work, in the past, in the present, and in the future.

Robert (Rob) S. Weisskirch, MSW, Ph.D., CFLE is a Professor of Human Development at California State University, Monterey Bay and is a Certified Family Life Educator. He and his wife are parents to a chatty 5-year-old daughter and reside in Marina. Rob wishes a very Happy Mother’s Day to his wife!

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education

by Janeen Lewis

10 WAYS TO HELP YOUR CHILD STAY FOCUSED

Finish the School Year Strong Longer days. Beautiful weather. Children itching for summer. In the middle of spring, it’s hard to keep kids focused on school. But you may find that a strong finish now will lead to a good start in a new school year in the fall. Here are 10 tips to keep your child on the path to the finish line.

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Send the message that school is a priority. Communicate to children that school is important. Continue to read with them, ask about homework, and take an interest in what they are learning. Research one of their school topics to extend the discussion at home or visit the library to find more books.

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Set a goal. Help your child set an academic goal they can achieve during the last weeks of school. Maybe they

want to turn a B into an A, learn all their multiplication tables or read a thousand pages. If they meet their goal, reward them with something simple like ice cream or a new school supply or book.

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Stay on Schedule. Kids crave structure and knowing what to expect, so spring is a good time to keep routines like homework time, dinner time, and bed time. With spring sporting events like late baseball games and neighborhood pick-up

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games, it is hard to keep kids on track. But make a conscious effort to do it as much as possible.

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Replace supplies. By now your child’s notebooks, folders, pencils and crayons probably look worn out. Replacing these inexpensive items can be a pick-me-up that motivates your child. However, try to save big purchases like back packs and lunchboxes for the new school year.

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Set up an outdoor classroom. Sometimes changing location gives a child that second wind they need to make it to the finish line. Let children do homework outdoors for rewards while they work. When math problems are completed correctly, they can take a walk or ride bikes. When done reading, they can pass the football or shoot hoops. Observe the family garden during study breaks. There’s no reason why your kids can’t do their homework sitting on a blanket at the beach!

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Hold an end of the year countdown. There are many ways to count down

the days until the end of the school year. Mark off days on a calendar or put Popsicle sticks or marbles in a jar and remove one each day, or share a special treat. For each child in your house, fill a container with Hershey’s kisses that match the number of days left. “Kiss” the last days of school goodbye with one countdown chocolate each evening when they kids finish their homework.

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Thank the teacher. Teachers work hard, and it’s good to show appreciation for them. With all the end of the school year events, planning to show the teacher thanks may get shoved to the bottom of the to-do list, so plan ahead. Teachers love gift cards to their favorite teacher store, coffee house or restaurant, or donations of books or school supplies. And gifts don’t have to cost money. Handwritten notes and cards are treasured by teachers.

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Get next year’s supply list. If you receive next year’s list before the end of the school year, post it on the refrigerator, and when supplies go on sale during the summer, be ready to purchase them.

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Clean out the backpack on the last day. It’s easy to throw the backpack in the corner and not think about it again until school starts in the fall. Resist that temptation, and clean it out the last day that your child uses it. You may find important papers, a note from the teacher, or unused school supplies. Designate a place for the supplies, and go “shopping” in your leftovers before purchasing new supplies for the next year.

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Celebrate. Have a dance party in your living room, picnic at the park or create a special family dinner. Enjoy a cookout with a backyard projector movie or visit the neighborhood pool. If in doubt, ask the kids. They’ll give great input about how they want to start their summer break!

Janeen Lewis is a freelance journalist, certified teacher and mom to Andrew and Gracie. She loves to finish the school year strong with her students and family.

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mother’s Day

by Maggie DeQuesada

As much as every mom appreciates a card, some flowers, and a bit of a break on Mother’s Day, coming up with new gift ideas can be difficult.

Unique Gifts For

Mother’s Day Here are ten gift ideas to show the mothers in your life some extra love on Mother’s Day.

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other’s Day is right around the corner. As much as every mom appreciates a card, some flowers, and a bit of a break on May 12, coming up with new gift ideas can be difficult. If you’re struggling on what to get your mom or that special aunt or grandmother, here are ten unique gift ideas to show them some extra love on Mother’s Day. A Special Weekend Getaway If budget is not much of a concern, then maybe splurge on a girls’ weekend getaway with mom. You wouldn’t even have to go far. You can choose a nearby city like San Francisco to play tourist and find some fun activities you would like to do with your mom. Relaxing by the pool, beach or spa might be something you both would enjoy. If you are more active, then maybe try a nearby state or national park for some hiking and outdoor fun.

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A Special Event or Experience Maybe an idea for a Mother’s Day gift is tickets to an upcoming concert, sports game, Broadway show or a food tour nearby. If your mom enjoys wine, then maybe visit a nearby winery for some wine tasting. A history loving mom may like tickets to a new museum exhibit coming to town. Whatever the interest, there are special experiences available if you scour the Internet for local activities. Checking Ticketmaster or specialty sites may be helpful for planning purposes. Personalized Gift on Etsy Etsy is the king of personalized gift creation. The key is finding the right one that mom will love. On this marketplace, you can customize anything from a necklace to a pillow, to an ornament or even a photo creation. Frames with pictures of grandchildren or a great family picture could be the key to starting a unique

personalized gift. Personalized state gifts (like mugs and wall art) are becoming popular too. The options are endless on Etsy. Once you start browsing, you may get sucked in and buy all sorts of fun items. Kitchen Accessories Many moms spend their time in the kitchen, and while many have the basics needed to make breakfast, lunch, and dinner, few will really splurge on a non-essential item. Try to bring up some type of food conversation with your mom and see if you can “fish” for what item needs replacing or which is on her wish list. Instant Pots have been on high demand lately, but your mom could just need a new all-purpose knife or skillet. Classes How about a class on something your mom enjoys and would like to learn MONTEREY BAY PARENT • May 2019


more about? Maybe your mom would like to take a yoga, art, or gardening class? Specialty cooking classes could also be fun, or maybe even a cheese tasting or wine tasting seminar. Check to see the offerings of your local Whole Foods, Home Depot, or any specialty store that your mom tends to shop at. Subscriptions Subscription boxes could be a fun idea depending on your mom’s interests. There are a variety of monthly subscriptions that deliver items straight to your door. Some options include beer, wine, cookies, makeup, beauty/ skin products, and outdoor gear. Magazine subscriptions are also a unique idea. You could sign your mom up for a year’s subscription of food/ wine, home decor, gardening, or travel magazine. Technology Depending on your mom’s preferences, maybe she wouldn’t be opposed to some technology in her life. A simple start could be a fitness/ step tracker. By keeping track of her steps, it could motivate mom to lead a healthier lifestyle. Other popular and inexpensive technology items could

be Amazon’s Fire Stick or Echo Dot. If your mom already has Amazon Prime, the Fire Stick could be another way for her to watch TV, while the Echo can provide simple audio reminders and timers to facilitate home life. Specialty Food Item Does your mom love sourdough bread? What about blue cheese? Sometimes moms will not spend money on an expensive version of an item because they know they do not need it. Buying your mom that expensive olive oil or specialty chocolate bar may just be the small token she isn’t expecting. Towels or Bath Products Bathroom items are not the usual gifts; however, if your mom has not updated her hand towels or bath towels in years, a refresh might be an unexpected treat. Check out the color scheme in her bathroom, and find some matching or complimentary colors that would work. A nicely scented soap bar could also be a treat, as most of the time people buy in bulk at the grocery store.

Practical Gifts Although not fancy or unique, sometimes a practical gift is the best kind. A gift card to mom’s favorite grocery store or favorite restaurant just may do the trick. Maybe your mom goes to a specific hair salon or manicurist. If you know where she goes, you could pay for her next visit in advance. Sometimes, people do not like to get out of their routines. By paying for something she was going to do anyway, it sends the message that you care, yet appreciate practicality. Regardless of the gift you choose for that special mother figure in your life, the simple act of showing your appreciation is usually all that counts. Hopefully, one of these ideas will spark the perfect gift to help you say thank you and I love you! Margie de Quesada is a former teacher turned family travel blogger. She writes about the places her family visits around the USA and has a bucket list goal to visit all 50 states before her kids graduate high school. You can read Margie’s travel blog at www. dqtravel.net.

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Breaking Through The Wall Of Silence

Talking About POSTPARTUM DEPRESSION

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n recent years, postpartum depression has become a very recognizable term. Still, many women suffer in silence due to either the stigma that’s glued itself to conditions of mental health or a misunderstanding or inability to recognize their struggles. The month of May is a time to celebrate mothers. It’s also an excellent opportunity to acknowledge the importance of maternal mental health and the one in five women who experience such disorders like postpartum depression. According to the Blue Dot Project, “Maternal Mental Health (MMH) disorders include a range of disorders including depression, anxiety, and psychosis and can occur within pregnancy or the postpartum period (together often referred to as the perinatal period). When left untreated, these disorders can cause devastating consequences for the mother, her baby, her family, and society.” Whether it’s you or a loved one, there are resources for help, local communities passionate for this cause, and lifestyle changes to support your overall mental health. The first step to healing from any MMH condition is to get informed. The Blue Dot Project and its sister organization, Postpartum Support International (PSI) are a fantastic resource to learn about MMH conditions. The purpose of thebluedotproject.org is to raise awareness of MMH and to lift any shame from stigmas surrounding MMH. If you feel you need support, www.postpartum.net/get-help/ help-for-moms/ is a great place to be-

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gin. It’s free, confidential and the representatives can help guide you to take next steps along your journey to healing. They have numerous free resources including live, anonymous chat sessions facilitated by licensed mental health professionals and open to anyone with questions and concerns (dads, this includes you)! For a lot of women, one of the primary obstacles to seeking mental health support is fear of what will happen if they tell someone about the scary thoughts and feelings they’re having. Thoughts about intentionally harming the baby. Thoughts about not wanting to be a mom. The specific thoughts may vary, but there can be a lot of apprehension about whether their baby could be taken from them or if they could be put in the psych ward as a result of disclosing these thoughts. This are very understandable fears but ultimately untrue. A mother (or father) who is having frightening thoughts, is concerned about them, and seeks help is insightful. Seeking help is a smart and courageous step to take. Carolyn Bloye, PsyD, a Licensed Psychologist from Monterey says: “The second thing I think is important for new parents to know is that postpartum depression exists, and so does postpartum anxiety — worries about accidentally hurting the baby. Intrusive imag-

es of the baby getting hurt and ruminating about every possible thing that could hurt the baby and trying to prevent them all. These symptoms can be just as distressing and disruptive as postpartum depression. I hope new parents will know that these symptoms are common and treatable.” From a lifestyle perspective, there are many habits you can implement to maintain your current, good mental health or to support you along your journey to healing. Keeping up your fitness per your doctor’s recommendation, prioritizing a healthy diet loaded with while, nutrient-dense, plant foods and taking time for self-care are generally inexpensive ways to maintain and help your good mental health. Physical activity and nutrition have a direct impact on mental health and practices like journaling, meditation (even walk-

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ing meditation), and yoga can be powerful during pregnancy and postpartum, but also anytime throughout your life. Self-care can be as simple as carving out time for a lavender bath every evening. Remember that as a mama or mama to be, you are better for everyone when you’ve taken time for yourself. Whether you’re newly pregnant or months postpartum, look for a supportive community to include as part of your positive lifestyle. Stroller Strong Moms Monterey and Stroller Warriors are great for keeping active and surrounding yourself with a supportive group of women in a similar season of life. As a member of SLAM Monterey, I know the positive impact of being part of such a community. Alison Bogan, a yoga instructor for Stroller Strong Moms Monterey, and mom of three shares her advice: “For many moms, finding a tribe to belong to can help ease feelings of anxiety, depression and social isolation, which is why Stroller Strong Moms has been so amazing for so many other moms and me in the Monterey area. But we also want moms to know that there is help available if exercise and connection with other moms are not enough!

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We want moms and dads to seek help, to reach out to talk with a professional that understands what they are going through, or to seek help from organizations like the Parenting Connection of Monterey County or Postpartum Support International or any mental health professional. Many people don’t know that the Parenting Connection of Monterey County operates a confidential bi-lingual warm line (831-783-5933) and pregnancy and postpartum support groups in Marina, Pacific Grove, and Salinas. We want moms and dads to know that they don’t need to suffer alone, that there is help.” MMH affects the entire family and your community. Moms and Dads at any stage in parenthood should know they are not alone, their feelings are valid and that with the help they can heal and enjoy their life and new, beautiful family. Tara Tudisco is a Momtrepreneur who is so grateful to raise her family on the stunning Monterey Bay coast. You can find her hiking a trail, working out with SLAM Monterey, or coaching and testing recipes for her blog, which she shares at essentialstothrive.com.

SLAM Monterey’s Climb Out of Darkness Event on May 11 On May 11, SLAM Monterey is raising funds for the Parenting Connection of Monterey County’s Maternal Mental Health Program in partnership with Postpartum Support International with their annual Climb Out of the Darkness event. Join the climb on May 11th at Fort Ord National Monument–Badger Hills Trailhead by going to https:// postpartum.z2systems.com/teamMonterey. You can read the article author Tara Tudisco’s personal story on maternal mental health and donate to this cause by going to bit. ly/climbwithtara.

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Do you have room in your home and heart for a child who needs help?

May is Foster Care Month The goal of Foster Care Awareness Month is to promote awareness about the foster care crisis in our communities and try to recognize ways to support children and youth who need foster homes. Monterey County has about 400 children in need of foster care. These children need loving families to help nurture and positively guide them in life.

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rganizations like Kinship Center assist in the foster care process by offering programs designed to support both children and families. Carol Bishop, regional executive director of Kinship Center, explains how the goal of these programs is to place children in permanent family situations. “Our Family Ties program provides support to relatives raising their kin children – mostly grandparents raising their grandchildren – by providing case management, support groups, family recreational activities, emergency assistance, resource referral and assistance with legal guardianship. Our Placement Program provides foster care and adoption services”. While foster care is usually temporary, the goal of places like

Kinship Center is to place children in safe, loving, and permanent homes, and also to offer professional support, counseling and mental health services for all involved. Bishop states that mental health counseling helps to support children and their families by assisting them in healing from early trauma and working to improve family relationships and communication. California recently adopted a new term for foster care families. They are now referred to as resource families. A resource family becomes the primary caregivers that provide out of home care for children in foster care. Monterey County Family to Family (F2F) is an organization that works with public and private partners to increase awareness about the needs of resource fam-

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Foster Care Awareness month is a time to acknowledge resource families, social workers, child welfare policymakers, mentors, volunteers, and all people who help children find permanent homes and build stronger connections to others.

ilies and foster children. By law, all resource families are required to successfully meet approval standards through the RFA (Resource Family Approval) process. In order to start this process, all applicants for foster care and adoption attend an informational meeting where they are given details about the process and support they will receive from the state and placement center. Once they submit the application and provide the supporting documents, there is a required training session. Bishop notes that “once they begin the actual application process, they attend 30 hours of training designed to prepare them for parenting children who have experienced trauma and loss before a child is placed with them.” Each family must go through a home study process of interviews and assessments by a social worker to ensure that they have the best chance of success. Once a child is placed with them, the resource family will

have the support of their social worker and whatever other professionals they need to help them. Organizations like Monterey County Family to Family and Kinship Center help provide various support services that guide children and families on a positive path. These services include parent coaching, support groups, classes for parents, and access to mental health clinics. Even after the adoption process is final, families can continue to attend support groups and access these services if needed. Foster Care Awareness month is a time to acknowledge resource families, social workers, child welfare policymakers, mentors, volunteers, and all people who help children find permanent homes and build stronger connections to others. During the month of May, agencies do more to raise public awareness about fostering and adoption services, as well as renew their commitment to ensuring a better future for children in foster care.

There are many other ways can people help with the foster care crisis in Monterey besides fostering or adoption. Bishop urges people to “learn about fostering and adoption, and educate others about the need for foster and adoptive parents for children in our own community.” One of the easiest ways people can help is to “attend events that support our work on behalf of children. Volunteer to tutor or mentor a foster child, and maybe look into becoming a CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocate).” She says that people can also check with the Monterey County Department of Social Services to see what opportunities are offered to be of assistance to foster youth. The hope is that by becoming more educated about foster care, people will do more to get involved in the lives of these youths. Margie de Quesada is a former teacher turned family travel blogger. She writes about the places her family visits around the USA and has a bucket list goal to visit all 50 states before her kids graduate high school. You can read Margie’s travel blog at www. dqtravel.net.

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Honor Memorial Day

Six ways to remember America’s fallen heroes. WATCH THE NATIONAL MEMORIAL DAY CONCERT This event honors the military service and sacrifice of all our men and women in uniform, their families at home and those who have made the ultimate sacrifice for our country. Watch the concert on PBS on Sunday, May 26, from 5:00 to 6:30 p.m.

COMMIT YOUR TIME The Monterey Bay Veterans organization has no paid staff and relies 100% on volunteer efforts to run the daily operations and to offer their support programs, events and services. If you would like to give of your time, check their website at mbv.org for information on volunteer opportunities.

DONATE TO A WORTHY CAUSE The mission of the Veterans Transition Center in Marina is to provide services for homeless Veterans and their families. To make a donation of food, household items, or money call Marlene at 831883-8387 x238 or mbaker@ vtcmonterey.org.

TEACH YOUR CHILDREN ABOUT MEMORIAL DAY Memorial Day isn’t just a day off and it isn’t the same as Veteran’s Day. If you’ve been using it only as an opportunity to barbecue, research and then teach your child why we celebrate those who have made the ultimate sacrifice for our country.

FLY THE FLAG Traditionally, the American flag is flown at half-staff on Memorial Day. To learn how to do it correctly, check www. usflag.org/flagetiquette.html.

DO A LITTLE READING Let’s Celebrate Memorial Day, by Barbara deRubertis helps explain the difference between Independence Day, Veterans Day, and Memorial Day and highlights the history and purpose of the holiday.

FREE PATRIOTIC CONCERT! For the 34th year, the Monterey County Pops! will perform a free concert on Memorial Day, May 27, at Monterey City Hall to celebrate with a selection of patriotic music. The Monterey Gospel Community Choir will perform from 1-2 p.m. followed by the Monterey County Pops! at 2:00 p.m. Check montereycountypops.org for information. 18

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Calendar may 2019

Submit a Listing This calendar is dedicated to bringing our readers the most comprehensive list of family-friendly events in the Monterey and Santa Cruz areas. If your organization or business has an event you’d like to share with our readers, go to MontereyBayParent.com, click on “events,” and click on “submit your event.” It’s easy and it’s free. Deadline to be included in the June issue is the 15th of May.

1 Wednesday 10:00 AM. Storytime Featuring Carmel Police Chief Paul Tomasi Special guest storyteller Police Chief Paul Tomasi will be at Carmel Public Library the first Wednesday of every month. Hear stories, sing songs, do activities and enjoy fingerplays. This storytime is for babies and toddlers, but older siblings are welcome too. Ocean Ave. and Lincoln Streets Carmel, 831-624-4629 ci.carmel.ca.us 11:00 AM. Wacky Wednesday Stories, science, and crafts for grades K-2nd at Pacific Grove Library. Held weekly on Wednesday. 550 Central Avenue, Pacific Grove, 831-648-5760 www.pacificgrovelibrary.org

1:00 PM. Santa Cruz Farmers Market For over 25 years, The Santa Cruz Farmers’ Market has showcased the very best in regional organic produce, pasture-raised meats, eggs and dairy, sustainably-harvested seafoods and artisan-made goods. Held weekly on Wednesday. Pacific Avenue, Front Street and Sidewalks between River and Laurel Streets, Santa Cruz www.cityofsantacruz.com 1:45 PM. Homework Center Our Homework Centers, sponsored by the Foundation for Monterey County Free Libraries, provide a free place for students of all ages to complete their schoolwork. Held weekly on Wednesday. Soledad Library401 Gabilan Drive, Soledad www.co.monterey.ca.us

2:00 PM. Family Fun Time Come join us for family friendly coloring, word search, crossword puzzle, and other activities at the Soledad Library. All coloring and activity pages and coloring supplies are provided free of charge. You are also welcome to bring your own. Soledad Library 401 Gabilan Drive, Soledad www.co.monterey.ca.us 3:00 PM. Homework Center Our Homework Centers, sponsored by the Foundation for the Monterey County Free Libraries, provide a free place for students of all ages to complete their schoolwork. Held weekly on Wednesday. Castroville Library 11160 Speegle Street, Castroville www.co.monterey.ca.us

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5:00 PM. Planetarium Children’s Show The Planetarium at Hartnell College has been enchanting audiences with the wonders of astronomy and space science for over 50 years. Entry fee of $4 per person. Call for specific show theme and info as well as cancellation information. Held weekly on Friday. Hartnell College Planetarium, 411 Central Ave., Salinas, www.hartnell.edu

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6:30 PM. Orchestra in the Schools 2019 Spring Concert Orchestra in the Schools presents their Spring Concert that features all levels of OITS students, beginning to advanced, and a special collaboration with Stevenson School - Carmel Campus students. 1500 Mark Thomas Drive, Monterey, 831-402-2946 www.OrchestraIn TheSchools.org

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8:30 AM. Wag n’ Walk Held at Custom House Plaza - Monterey State Historic Park, this 2.4 mile walk continues down the recreation trail and back overlooking the beautiful Monterey Bay coastline and downtown Monterey. The walk raises awareness and fundraises for the SPCA for Monterey County—the heart of animal rescue and protection since 1905, serving over 10,000 animals each year Custom House Plaza, Monterey, 831-373-2631 www.spcamc.org

11:00 AM. Spring on The Farm Bring your friends, family, and neighbors and come on out to enjoy good old-fashioned fun. This month we will be flying kites and incubating eggs. Come check out our incubator and learn how to incubate your own baby chicks. Agricultural History Project 2601 East Lake Avenue, Watsonville, 831-724-5898 http://aghistoryproject.org/day-on-the-farm

10:00 AM. Garland Park Gardening Day Come help maintain Garland Ranch Regional Park’s beautiful demonstration garden and arboretum. This family-friendly environment is designed to showcase the importance and value of local native plants. We have lots of fun and we get the job done. Garland Park Visitors Center, 700 West Carmel Valley Road, Carmel Valley, 831-372-3196 montereybayparent.com

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3:30 PM. First Wednesday Family Fun Entertainment, crafts, family activities, goodie bags. Held in the Macy’s wing of the mall. Suggested $5 donation per child benefits Jacob’s Heart Children’s Cancer Support Services. Capitola Mall 1855 41st Avenue, Capitola 831-476-9616 4:30 PM. Starry Night of Family Art Children and adults can paint, color, cut and paste to create pieces of art to take home. Supplies and materials are provided. Wear clothing that can get messy or bring a smock. Held weekly on Wednesday. Hilltop Park Center 871 Jessie Street, Monterey monterey.org 5:00 PM. Lego My Library Legos, games, and snacks. Held weekly on Wednesday. 550 Central Avenue, Pacific Grove, 831-648-5760 www.pacificgrovelibrary.org 5:00 PM. El día de los niños/El día de los libros Join the Monterey Public Library Bookmobile and celebrate diverse children’s books, languages, and cultures with family activities, a children’s book giveaway, and a special performance by traditional Aztec dancers. Monterey Public Library 226 Montecito Avenue, Monterey, 831-646-3933 6:00 PM. Big Games for Kids Enjoy a fun evening with friends playing a collection of life-sized games. Play BIG Jenga, BIG Uno, BIG Connect Four or start a BIG tournament with friends. For ages 10-17 years. Free event. Held weekly on Monday and Wednesdays. 735 Ramona Street, Monterey, 831-646-5665

2 Thursday 10:00 AM. Parent-Child Playtime Join the Library’s Early Education experts for this preschool playtime. No registration is required. Held weekly on Tuesday. 350 Lincoln Avenue, Salinas www.salinaspubliclibrary.org 10:00 AM. Parent/Tot Playtime at Rising Star Children under 5 can crawl, climb, swing, jump, play and explore at Rising Star Gymnastics. Drop-in fee of $7 first child/$5 for second child. Held weekly on Tuesday. 2024 Del Monte Ave, Monterey, 831-375-9335 risingstargym.net

10:30 AM. Story Time at The Farm Free story time with stories, snacks, and songs. Held weekly on Tuesday and Friday. The Farm, Exit off Hwy 68, Spreckels Blvd, Salinas 10:30 AM. Bilingual Storytime Connect with your little one through stories and songs in Spanish and English. This storytime is perfect for native speakers of any language. This program is for ages 18 months-5 years and a participating caregiver. Monterey Public Library 625 Pacific St, Monterey www.monterey.org 11:00 AM. Baby Rhyme Time Storytime for birth to 2 years old and caregiver. Held weekly on Tuesday. Pacific Grove Public Library 550 Central Avenue, Pacific Grove, 831-648-5760 www.pacificgrovelibrary.org 12:00 Younger Lagoon Reserve Tour This 90 minute, behind-thescenes hiking tour takes visitor into Younger Lagoon Reserve adjacent to the Seymour Marine Discovery Center. Younger Lagoon Reserve contains diverse coastal habitat and is home to birds of prey, migrating sea birds, bobcats, and other wildlife. Tours are open to the public and free with paid admission to the Seymour Center. They are best suited for children 10 years of age and older. 100 McAllister Way, Santa Cruz, 831-459-3800 seymourcenter.ucsc.edu 10:15 AM & 11:15 AM. Preschool Storytime For children aged 2-5. This program will be held in the Michelle Lang Children’s Room. 190 Seaside Circle, Marina 831-883-7507 www.friendsofthemarina library.org

3 Friday 10:00 AM. Growing Together- Monterey Bay Lactation Please join the IBCLCs of Monterey Bay Lactation for a weekly support group at the Monterey Birth and Wellness Center. Held weekly on Friday. 4 Harris Court, Ste A, Monterey www.montereybirthcenter.com 10:00 AM. Free First Friday Explore three floors of interactive exhibitions for free. Check back soon to see what craft will be hosted in the museum and what band that will perform in Abbott Square.

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Santa Cruz Museum 705 Front St, Santa Cruz santacruzmah.org 11:00 AM. Postpartum Group Join us for a free, confidential support group for any pregnant and postpartum family. We will explore feelings, concerns and ways to help deal with anxiety and depression. You are not alone, and with help, you can feel better. Held weekly on Friday. Parenting Connection of Monterey County 1025 Lighthouse Ave, Pacific Grove, 831-783-5933 1:00 PM. JSL Preschool Pals Preschool Pals is a new program for ages 3-5. Come join us for stories, songs and activities to stretch little bodies and brains and prepare them for future school success. Held weekly on Friday. John Steinbeck Library. 350 Lincoln Avenue, Salinas www.salinaspubliclibrary.org 5:00 PM. Planetarium Children’s Show The Planetarium at Hartnell College has been enchanting audiences with the wonders of astronomy and space science for over 50 years. Entry fee of $4 per person. Call for specific show theme and info as well as cancellation information. Held weekly on Friday. Hartnell College Planetarium, 411 Central Ave., Salinas www.hartnell.edu 5:30 PM. Pacific Grove Bike Night The Pacific Grove Chamber of Commerce will be hosting a free event around cycling in downtown . Ride your bike to the event and participate in a ride-around, raffle giveaway and much more. Pacific Grove, 831-373-3304 www.pacificgrove.org 6:00 PM. First Friday & Pacific Grove Art Center Join us every month on the 1st Friday from 6:00-9:00pm. Look for the Green flags to signify participating businesses. Downtown Pacific Grove www.pacificgrove.org 6:30 PM. 3rd Annual Fish Tales: A Live Storytelling Event The night will feature local writers, artists, and storytellers at Food Lounge in downtown Santa Cruz, with local sustainable seafood, beer and wine, and a series of stellar short stories -- and the theme, of course: fish! Food Lounge, 1001 Center Street, #1, Santa Cruz, 95060 https://ucsc.fisheries.org

4 Saturday 8:30 AM. Birding at Palo Corona Birdwatching under a canopy of trees along the Carmel River; a magnet for vagrant and migratory bird species. Each visit provides a varied avian experience. 4860 Carmel Valley Road, Carmel Valley, 831-372-3196 secure.rec1.com 8:30 AM. Wag n’ Walk Held at Custom House Plaza Monterey State Historic Park, this 2.4 mile walk continues down the recreation trail and back overlooking the beautiful Monterey Bay coastline and downtown Monterey. The walk raises awareness and fundraises for the SPCA for Monterey County—the heart of animal rescue and protection since 1905, serving over 10,000 animals each year Custom House Plaza, Monterey, 831-373-2631 www.spcamc.org

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9:00 AM. Sea Otter Kayak Tour Join us for a scenic paddle in the Elkhorn Slough as we enjoy the abundant wildlife including the cutest critter in Monterey Bay: the Otter! Otter sightings are increasingly common due to conservation efforts that have helped raise the Otter population. Lots of other marine mammals and shorebirds will be seen in this protected habitat. We will be using high-quality tandem (2 person) kayaks to keep the group together, prevent fatigue, and keep you focused on the beautiful scenery and wildlife. Minimum age for this outing is 14 years; paddlers under 18 must be accompanied by a participating parent or responsible adult. Also held on May 218, June 2, June 16. 2392 Highway 1, Moss Landing www.rei.com/events/88449/seaotter-kayak-tour 10:00 AM. Seaside Farmer’s Market Fresh options include grapes and stone fruits, fresh flowers and healthy local vegetables and berries. Market Match doubles the spending power of CalFresh/SNAP. Held weekly on Saturday. 656 Broadway Avenue, Seaside, 831-899-6700

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10:00 AM. Construction Zone Makerspace Ever thought of being an architect or an engineer? Discover the joy of creating original works of art or cleverly designed contraptions with Keva planks. Experience joy through creativity, and discover your aptitude for building. 401 Gabilan Drive, Soledad www.co.monterey.ca.us

11:00 AM. Late Spring Community Birth Series This class is designed for families planning to birth at home or at a freestanding birth center. 4 Harris Court, Ste A, Monterey www.montereybirthcenter.com

10:00 AM. First Saturday Book Sale The Friends of the Pacific Grove Public Library holds the “First Saturday Book Sale” on the first Saturday of most months from 10 am until 4 pm in the arcade in front of the library. 550 Central Avenue, Pacific Grove, 831-648-5760 10:00 AM. MBCS May Faire Celebration Join us to enjoy Games, crafts, live music, pony rides, marketplace, food and more in our largest celebration of the year. Monterey Bay Charter School 1004 David Avenue, Pacific Grove, 831-655-4638 www.mbayschool.org 10:00 AM. FOSPL First Saturday Book Sale The Friends Bookshop sale will be held on the front lawn of the John Steinbeck Library. Rain postpones the sale until the second Saturday

12:00 PM. Checkers Tournament Would you like to participate in the first ever checkers tournament at the Castroville Library? Stop by the branch or call at 831-769-8724 to let us know. Snacks and awards will be handed out. 11160 Speegle Street, Castroville www.co.monterey.ca.us 12:00 PM. Saturdays are for STEM. Saturdays are for STEM. Join us at the Taylor Farms Center for Learning on our 2019 series of STEM classes. Held weekly on Saturday. 1551 Beacon Hill Drive, Salinas 12:00 PM. Family Fun Time Come join us for family friendly coloring, word search, crossword puzzle, and other activities at the Soledad Library. All coloring and activity pages and coloring supplies are provided free of charge. You are also welcome to bring your own. Held weekly on Saturday. 401 Gabilan Drive, Soledad www.co.monterey.ca.us

1:00 PM. Michael’s Crafts Weekly Craft Time May 4: 3D Family Portrait. Paint peg people to look like a family member for this keepsake. Buy the wood base, and the supplies to decorate it will be provided. Held weekly on Saturday. Michael’s Crafts 121 General Stillwell Drive, Marina 1:00 PM. DIY Revival: Make Your Own Sundae Join Revival Ice Cream staff for an afternoon workshop of harvesting fresh produce from MEarth’s organic garden and creating toppings to make your own ice cream sundaes with seasonal ice cream. 4380 Carmel Valley Road, Carmel Valley, 831-624-1032 mearthcarmel.com 1:00 PM. 2019 Walk of Remembrance The 2019 Walk of Remembrance, honoring the lives of early Chinese-American settlers, will begin with introductions at the Pacific Grove Museum of Natural History and include light refreshments. 165 Forest Ave, Pacific Grove 831-648-5716 www.pgmuseum.org 2:00 PM. Dark Side of the Full Moon: Film Screening & Panel Discussion Having a baby is supposed to be the happiest time of your life. But what if it’s not? Each year, 1.3 million women in the U. S. struggle to find support and treatment for postpartum depression, anxiety, and other perinatal mood disor-

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5 Sunday 8:00 AM. Kayak Whale Tour of Monterey Bay Join REI for an amazing experience as we paddle out onto the Monterey Bay in search of whales. This educational adventure is timed to coincide with the migration of Humpback Whales off Moss Landing. 2392 Highway 1, Moss Landing www.rei.com/events/88449/seaotter-kayak-tour 9:00 AM. Electric Bike Demonstration This event will be held in the parking lot at Lighthouse Point. There will be demonstrations and information on electric bikes. Bring the whole family for this fun event. Please visit www.epicentercycling. com for further information. 700 West Cliff Drive, Santa Cruz www.cityofsantacruz.com 10:00 AM. Take it Outside

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classes Jump Into Art Tuesdays

NEW! Meets last Tuesday of the month from 4-6:00 pm. Children ages 18 months to 4 years will explore painting, drawing, play dough, collage, printmaking and much more. Classes are FREE.

Sing-With-Me

Meets last Sunday of the month from 11am-12:00 pm. Songs will be selected for children under 5 but all ages welcome. Bring a snack to this FREE event. Classes made possible by a grant provided by the Arts Council of Monterey County–$5 donation is welcome.

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in Salinas: Spring Bird Count. There will be food, live music, and other like-minded organizations sharing what they do to get you inspired. Natividad Creek Park 1395 Nogal Drive, Salinas 831-582-3686

4:00 PM. Cinco de Mayo Party and Fundraiser The Rotary Club of Monterey Cannery Row hosts a Cinco de Mayo Party and Fundraiser to benefit the Monterey County Free Libraries and other local service projects. 555 Canyon Del Rey Boulevard, Del Rey Oaks, 831-521-3304

10:00 AM. Downtown Maker’s Market Spend the day in beautiful downtown Santa Cruz. There will be vendors selling handmade items; such as clothing, jewelry and one of a kind treasures. Maker’s Market will be held the first Sunday of each month. Pacific Avenue, Front Street and Sidewalks between River and Laurel Streets, Santa Cruz www.cityofsantacruz.com

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10:00 AM. Marina Certified Farmers Market Marina Farmer’s Market, on the corner of Vista Del Camino in the Marina Village Shopping Center, runs year-round rain or shine every Sunday. 215 Reservation Rd, Marina 10:00 AM. Monthly Bagging Party We meet the first Sunday of every month to portion out rice, beans, and other staples for distribution to those in need in Monterey, Santa Cruz, and San Benito Counties. Please join us. Junipero and 3rd, Carmel riceplusproject.org 1:30 PM. MY ParTea 2019 MY Museum is holding its 15th annual “MY ParTEA” event at the legendary Tehama Golf Club in Carmel. Featuring an afternoon tea, children’s fashion show by Nordstrom starring over 40 local children, a seated luncheon, amazing silent auction and raffle prizes, it is an event not to be missed! Reservations required. 25000 Vía Malpaso, Carmel mymuseum.org

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4:00 PM. Board Game Afternoon Bring a friend and unwind from a long day at school with an hour of board game. Monterey Public Library 625 Pacific St, Monterey, 831-646-3933 6:00 PM. Big Games for Kids Enjoy a fun evening with friends playing a collection of life-sized games. Play BIG Jenga, BIG Uno, BIG Connect Four or start a BIG tournament with friends. For ages 10-17 years. Free event. Held weekly on Monday and Wednesdays. 735 Ramona Street, Monterey, 831-646-5665

7 Tuesday 9:00 AM. Carmel Farmers Market Carmel Farmers Market is open from early May through the end of September at the peak of the summer harvest season. Held weekly on Tuesday.

It’s a short drive to Gilroy for an AWESOME children’s haircut.

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8505 Church St, Suite 9 Gilroy, 95020 (408) 842-8800

9:00 AM. Community Free Days at the UCSC Arboretum With a 135 acre living museum full of rare and unique plant species, dedicated staff, committed volunteers, and a voluminous history of contributing to conservation research, the Arboretum inspires botanical stewardship in students, the community, and the world at large. 1156 High Street, Santa Cruz arboretum.ucsc.edu 10:00 AM. $2 TUESDAY. $2 Tuesday is the first Tuesday of every month. Enjoy $2 admission per person for Monterey County residents with ID. As always, children under 24 months are free. MYMuseum 425 Washington Street, Monterey mymuseum.org 10:30 AM. Tuesday tour at Chartwell school. Visit Chartwell School, meet staff, and take a tour of the grounds. Chartwell pis open to students in grades 2 to 12 with dyslexia and other learning differences. 2511 Numa Watson Road, Seaside, 93955 Chartwell.org 10:30 AM. Story Time at The Farm Free story time with stories, snacks, and songs. Held weekly on Tuesday and Friday. Exit off Hwy 68, Spreckels Blvd, Salinas 11:00 AM. Pre-School Stories Pre-School stories for ages 2-5. Held weekly on Tuesday. 550 Central Avenue, Pacific Grove, 831-648-5760 www.pacificgrovelibrary.org 11:00 AM. Preschool Stories - Prunedale Join us for stories and a craft every Tuesday at 11:00am. Please call 663-2292 for more information. Held weekly on Tuesday.

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3:00 PM. Pacific Grove Certified Farmers Market The Pacific Grove Certified Farmers’ Market offers a wide array of fresh fruits, vegetables and nuts from small-scale family farmers (70 percent are certified organic), along with prepared food and artisanal items from local vendors. Held weekly on Monday. 93950 Pacific Grove CA Grand Avenue and Central Avenue, Pacific Grove

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17822 Moro Road, Salinas www.co.monterey.ca.us 11:00 AM. Preschool Storytime Join us for stories and a craft every Tuesday at 11:00am. Please call 899-2055 for more information. Held weekly on Tuesday. 550 Harcourt Avenue, Seaside www.co.monterey.ca.us 1:45 PM. Homework Center Our Homework Centers, sponsored by the Foundation for Monterey County Free Libraries, provide a free place for students of all ages to complete their schoolwork. Held weekly on Tuesday. 401 Gabilan Drive, Soledad www.co.monterey.ca.us 2:00 PM. Homework Center - Prunedale Our Homework Centers, sponsored by the Foundation for the Monterey County Free Libraries, provide a free place for students of all ages to complete their schoolwork. Held weekly on Tuesday. 17822 Moro Road, Salinas www.co.monterey.ca.us 2:30 PM. Homework Center Our Homework Centers, sponsored by the Foundation for the Monterey County Free Libraries, provide a free place for students of all ages to complete their schoolwork. Held weekly on Tuesday. 190 Seaside Circle, Marina, 831-883-7542 www.co.monterey.ca.us 3:00 PM. Homework Center Our Homework Centers, sponsored by the Foundation for the Monterey County Free Libraries, provide a free place for students of all ages to complete their schoolwork. Held weekly on Tuesday. 11160 Speegle Street, Castroville www.co.monterey.ca.us 3:30 PM. Family Fun Time Come join us for family friendly coloring, word search, crossword puzzle, and other activities at the Soledad Library. All coloring and activity pages and coloring supplies are provided free of charge. You are also welcome to bring your own. Soledad Library 401 Gabilan Drive, Soledad www.co.monterey.ca.us 3:30 PM. Rocks and Minerals Monterey Public Library Program Join this program for a hands-on geology lesson as participants explore the three main rock types and learn about how each is formed. 165 Forest Ave, Pacific Grove, 831-648-5716 www.pgmuseum.org

4:00 PM. Greenfield Community Science Workshop Tinker, explore, and create with the Greenfield Community Science Workshop on Tuesdays at the Soledad Library. 401 Gabilan Drive, Soledad www.co.monterey.ca.us 4:00 PM. Old Monterey Farmers Market The Old Monterey Farmers Market is spread among 3 city blocks and runs year-round rain or shine. During the summer it’s the largest gathering of people in Monterey County, attracting more that 10,000 locals and tourists in one location. Held weekly on Tuesday. Alvarado Street and W Franklin Street, Monterey

8 Wednesday 10:30 AM. Story Time at The Farm Free story time with stories, snacks, and songs. Held weekly on Tuesday and Friday. Exit off Hwy 68, Spreckels Blvd, Salinas 2:30 PM. Kids’ Crafts Corner Children ages 5 years to 13 years are invited to join us for FUN and free craft events on the 2nd Wednesday of every month. 401 Gabilan Drive, Soledad www.co.monterey.ca.us

Montessori Learning Center

Summer Camp Registration is Open!

2019 Camp Themes Include:

• Gardening • Science • Cookie Fun • Nature • Art & Spanish • Music & Movement • Montessori for the Curious Mind Open to ages 2 1/2 to 6 Camps begin June 3rd

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6:00 PM. Pajama Family Storytime - Buena Vista Wear your pajamas and bring your stuffed animal friends for stories, songs and a craft the first Tuesday of every month at 6:00pm. Fun for the whole family. Please, call 831455-9699 for more information. 18250 Tara Drive, Salinas, 831-455-9699 www.co.monterey.ca.us

9 Thursday 10:30 AM. Musical Storytime Sing, dance, and learn with your child through stories, songs, and fun activities designed to build their early literacy skills. This program is for ages 18 months-5 years and a participating caregiver. 625 Pacific St, Monterey, 831-646-3932 www.monterey.org 5:00 PM. Bechtel Family Center Ribbon Cutting at Monterey Bay Aquarium The Bechtel Center is the Monterey Bay Aquarium’s most ambitious undertaking since building the Aquarium itself, and we’re excited to show you how it will engage and inspire the next wave of ocean leaders. 625 Cannery Row, Monterey

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4:00 PM. Baby Bump Painting Artists from Hijos del Sol will be on hand to paint beautifully colorful images on mom’ bellies in order to create a memory that can be shared and enjoyed even after the baby is born. 796 Northridge Mall, Salinas, 831-449-7226 6:00 PM. Storytime This program is designed for children up to four years old but children of all ages and their adults are welcome. 65 W. Carmel Valley Road, Carmel Valley www.co.monterey.ca.us 6:00 PM. Kids NERF Nights Come do some target shooting, play tag, elimination, Capture the Flag and other games with your NERF Blaster. Dinner and dessert are included. Open to ages 7-12. Admission: $39 (other resident)/$30 (Monterey resident). Monterey Youth Center 777 Pearl Street, Monterey, 831-646-3873

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FUN IN THE SUN

Monday to Friday, 12:30 p.m. to 4 p.m. Ages 5 & up.

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8:00 PM. The Dance Center Recital Showcase The Dance Center’s students ages 3+ present their annual showcase at Sunset Center. Tickets on sale now. 4 shows ... all different: 5/10 & 5/11 6 PM Levels Int.+ & Sat. 5/11 10 AM Preschool/Kinder & 1 PM Beginner/Adv. Beg.. San Carlos Street at 9th Avenue, Carmel, www.sunsetcenter.org

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SCIENCE EXPLORATION

6:30 PM. Orchestra in the Schools 2019 Spring Concert Orchestra in the Schools presents their Spring Concert that features all levels of OITS students, beginning to advanced, and a special collaboration with Stevenson School - Carmel Campus students. 1500 Mark Thomas Drive, Monterey, 831-402-2946 www.OrchestraInTheSchools.org

9:00 AM. Butt Buster Get ready for summer with this short “butt” intense hike. Get your blood pumping while familiarizing yourself with trails that provide a great workout in a short amount of time. Open to ages 12-adult. Garland Ranch 700 West Carmel Valley Road, Carmel Valley, 831-372-3196 9:00 AM. Climb Out of the Darkness Team Monterey Help us support moms and families suffering from Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorders, including

prenatal and postpartum depression and anxiety. Monterey Salinas Hwy,, Salinas 9:00 AM. Frog Pond Urban Oasis Discover this hidden treasure in the heart of Del Rey Oaks. From wetlands to woodlands, Frog Pond Wetland Preserve offers a variety of habitats where a broad range of permanent and seasonal wildlife call home. Canyon Del Rey Blvd., Del Rey Oaks, 831-372-3196 9:30 AM. Blue-Bellied Beauties Western fence lizards, aka blue bellies, are everywhere. Do you know why they have bright blue bellies? DO push-ups? Have a third-eye? Discover more about these energetic creatures through stories, games, and other activities. Garland Ranch 700 West Carmel Valley Road, Carmel Valley, 831-372-3196 1o am. All Childrens’ Party at Marina Branch library Pony rides, face painting, bunnies, popcorn, dancing and of course ice cream and more- all free. Another event made possible by the amazing volunteers and support from the The Friends of the Marina Library 190 Seaside Circle, Marina www.friendsofthemarina library.org 10:15 AM. FOML MLCR Block Party Held in the Community Room for toddlers and children up to approx. age 6. Children can play with big Blocks, magnatiles, and a miniature kitchen, among other toys. 190 Seaside Circle, Marina www.co.monterey.ca.us 11:00 AM. Spring on The Farm Bring your friends, family, and neighbors and come on out to enjoy good old-fashioned fun. This month we will be flying kites and incubating eggs. Come check out our incubator and learn how to incubate your own baby chicks. Agricultural History Project 2601 East Lake Avenue, Watsonville, 831-724-5898 http://aghistoryproject.org/dayon-the-farm/ 11:00 AM. Northridge Science Saturdays The Pacific Grove Museum of Natural History will present fun science-themed activities for families. Bring your kids and an interest in exploring new ideas. Find them near the Kids’ Play Area. 796 Northridge Mall, Salinas, 831-449-7226

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9:00 AM. International Migratory Bird Day Enjoy a special birding tour, displays and games at the Visitor Center. 1700 Elkhorn Road, Watsonville www.elkhornslough.org

8:30 AM. Children’s Rights and Parent Resilience This free event is for parents/caregivers who have children with mental health needs. Asilomar Conference Center Contact Melissa Hannah @ 8053841555 for more information 800 Asilomar Avenue, Pacific Grove, 93950

9:30 AM. Brunch with Mom at Roaring camp Treat Mom to something memorable on her special day with a delectable Mother’s Day Brunch Buffet accompanied with live music by Pat Hull. 5401 Graham Hill Road, Felton, 831-335-4484 www.roaringcamp.com 10:30 AM. Mother’s Day Paint Party Start your day painting “Mom’s Garden” at the studio in PG and then take a walk around the beautiful neighborhood, scenic route by the ocean or visit one of the wonderful restaurants for lunch. $25/person, sales tax included. 125 Central Avenue, Pacific Grove, 831-596-9194 4:00 PM. Meet the Doula A free community event for expecting parents. Meet local birth & postpartum doulas and learn about the tremendous benefits of having a doula by your side before, during, and after birth. Bring questions or just come to listen. 4 Harris Court, Ste A, Monterey www.montereybirthcenter.com

14 Tuesday 4:00 PM. Cooking with MEarth Make hands-on healthy and tasty snacks using fresh and seasonal fruits and veggies. Hosted by MEarth. This program is for 3rd5th grades and requires registration. To register, visit www.monterey.org/library/events Monterey Public Library 625 Pacific St, Monterey, 831-646-3933

17 Friday 9:00 AM. 26th Annual Carmel Art Festival Combining plein-air painting and live sculpting with exhibits and sales, and lots of live music, the Carmel Art Festival takes over Devendorf Park and nearby side streets for four days of artistic creativity and consumption. Mission Street between Ocean and 6th, Carmel www.carmelcalifornia.com 9:30 AM. LCN Music & Movement Come shake your sillies at the Library Connection at Northridge. Music & Movement is a fun way to get moving with your little one. First and third Fridays from 9:3010:00 a.m. www.salinaspubliclibrary.org 3:00 PM. PLAYDATE with a POLICE OFFICER Take a bite out of crime. MY Museum will host our favorite officers from the Monterey Police Department for an hour of safety demonstrations and activities. Kids can even explore a real police vehicle. MYMuseum 425 Washington Street, Monterey mymuseum.org 5:00 PM. Slime Time Workshop Learn how to make slime at this Friday Make Night Workshop. Dig into different colors, textures, and goops as you make two different types of fully customizable slime. Get creative with its packaging and take it all home to enjoy.

Santa Cruz Museum of Art 705 Front St, Santa Cruz santacruzmah.org

Center. 871 Jessie Street, Monterey, 831-646-3975, monterey.org

6:00 PM. Relay for Life Salinas Kick things off right with an opening ceremony welcoming all the Relay participants. First, the survivors take a celebratory lap, with the crowd cheering them on. 1160 N. Main Street, Salinas 831-772-6528

10:00 AM. Family Farm Day A free opportunity to visit an organic farm to enjoy festivities while learning about organic farming and about the programs. 1700 Old Stage Rd, Salinas,831-758-1469

18 Saturday 7:30 AM. Spring Birding with Rick Fournier Local expert birding guide Rick Fournier will help us identify birds by appearance, sounds, and behaviors as we enjoy a morning at the Elkhorn Slough — an internationally recognized birding hotspot. $5 per person. 1700 Elkhorn Road, Watsonville www.elkhornslough.org 9:00 AM. 6th Annual Memorial Day Car Show Welcome to the 6th Annual Memorial Day Car Show. We will have classic pre 79 muscle cars, take a walk back in time & experience and revisit the tricked out rides, crafts, music, and food. 220 12rth Street, Marina, 831-883-8387 www.vtcmonterey.org 9:00 AM. Founders Day Salinas The event is free to the community and will take place along Lincoln Street, City Hall, and PAL Center. Specific areas will be set aside for food, vendors and performances/talks. 100 Howard Street, Salinas salinasfoundersday.org 10:00 AM. Art in the Park Families and friends are invited to join us for a day in the park and explore your artistic side with creative crafts, face painting, mask making, cupcake decorating and more. In case of rain, the event will be held indoors at Hilltop Park

10:30 AM. 5K Beach Run Runners and walkers alike are invited for fun, exercise, and goodies on the beach. Come dressed as your favorite vegetable for a chance to win a free ticket package to the Artichoke Festival in June! All participants will get a free artichoke in their goodie bag, one free entry ticket to the Artichoke Festival, and restaurant discounts. 2600 Sand Dunes Drive, Monterey https://artichokefestival.org/artichoke-festival-5k-beach-run/ 10:30 AM. Little Chef Join us for food-themed stories and hands-on cooking. All ingredients and utensils will be provided. This program is for ages 3-5 and requires registration. To register, please visit www.monterey. org/library/events. Monterey Public Library 625 Pacific St, Monterey, 831-646-3933 11:00 AM. Military Appreciation Day Activity tables with face painting and balloons for kids, a pizza lunch and cake from 12:00 - 3 pm, entertainment from 1-2 pm and the Seaside ROTC from 2-2:30 pm. Stores will be offering discounts and specials to military members. Del Monte Center Highway 1 at Munras Avenue, Monterey, 831-373-2705 www.shopdelmonte.com 831-772-6528 11:00 AM. Family Dayat Monterey Museum of Art Join in for a day of “Natural Wonders” fun. Runs through 5:00 pm. 559 Pacific Street, Monterey, 93940

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Summer Camps TINY TOTS CAMPS FOR AGES 3-5

DANCE CAMPS June - August (please contact the studio for exact dates) Ages 6-7 9:00am-12:00pm ($100 per week) Ages 8 and up 9:00am-4:00pm ($200 per week)

9:00am-12:00pm $100 per week (reduced rate 4th of July week) Camp 1 - June 3-7 Camp 2 - July 1-5 Camp 3 - July 22-26

NEW! ACRODANCE CAMP FOR AGES 6 AND UP 1:00pm-4:00pm Certified Acrobatic Arts Instruction $100 per week (reduced rate 4th of July week) July 1-5 (Levels Primary-Level 2) July 22-26 (Levels 3+)

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montereyart.org 12:00 PM. Movie Matinée Enjoy a free family movie inside the Community Room. Free popcorn and bottled water while supplies last. Please call 831-769-8724 or visit the branch to find out the title for this month. Castroville Branch Library 11160 Speegle Street, Castroville www.co.monterey.ca.us 5:00 PM. Kids Night Out Need an evening without the kids? Use this opportunity to enjoy a well deserved night off while your kids enjoy games, crafts, and other exhilarating activities. Casanova Oak Knoll Park Center 735 Ramona Street, Monterey, 831-646-5665

19 Sunday 9:00 AM. Monthly Vintage Market Outdoor market where you will find that cherished antique, a sought-after vintage collectible or maybe some fun retro. 980 Freemont Street, Monterey, 831-684-7505 www.montereyantiques.com 9:00 AM. Story Walk Under Live Oaks Spring is the perfect time to see what emerges from the ground underneath these majestic trees. Open to ages 10 through adult. 700 West Carmel Valley Road, Carmel Valley, 831-372-3196 2:00 PM. La Leche League Monthly meeting, a peer-to-peer support group. Families of nursing babies and children are welcome to come and connect with others as we learn from each other. 4 Harris Court, Ste A, Monterey www.montereybirthcenter.com

22 Wednesday 10:00 AM. Garland Park Gardening Day Come help maintain Garland Ranch Regional Park’s beautiful demonstration garden and arboretum. This family-friendly environment is designed to showcase the importance and value of local native plants. We have lots of fun and we get the job done. Garland Park Visitors Center 700 West Carmel Valley Road, Carmel Valley, 831-372-3196

June 24-28; July 8-12; July 15-19; August 5 -9 Half Day $299 (12:00-3:30) • Full Day $449 (12-5pm)

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4:00 PM. The Epicenter’s BBQ + Potluck: Code Blue May is National Foster Care Month, a time to acknowledge foster parents, family members, volunteers, mentors, policymakers, child welfare professionals, and other members of the community who help children and youth in foster care find permanent

The Epicenter of Monterey 20 Maple Street Salinas, CA 93901 831-998-7291

24 Friday 10:00 AM. 10th Annual California Roots Music and Arts Festival California Roots isn’t just a music festival; It delivers a cosmic blend of good vibes, true happiness, family, peace, love, and joy with music, art, yoga, and much more. Runs throughout the weekend. 2004 Fairground Rd, Monterey https://californiarootsfestival.com

25 Saturday 10:00 AM. Water Wild - Science Saturday We’re making a splash during this last Science Saturday of the school year, as we dive into the wonderful world of water. 165 Forest Ave, Pacific Grove www.pgmuseum.org 1:30 PM. Summer Kick-Off at Pattullo Swim Center Swimming, games, prizes, music, raffles, and more. 1148 Wheeler Street, Seaside, 831-899-6800

Sunday, May 26 8:30 AM. Hike with a Naturalist From the Vista Lobos Overlook to the park’s east side, explore trails only accessible on MPRPD-sponsored hikes. Tour focus and length changes each month to reflect the group’s collective interests. 4860 Carmel Valley Road, Carmel Valley, 831-659-4488

Monday, May 27 1:00 PM. Monterey County Pops! Memorial Day concert For the 34th year, the Monterey County Pops. will perform a free concert on Memorial Day at Monterey City Hall to celebrate with a selection of patriotic music. The Monterey Gospel Community Choir will perform from 1-2 p.m. followed by the Monterey Pops. at 2:00 p.m. 80 Pacific St, Monterey, 93940 Montereycountypops.org 5:30 PM. Coast Guard Memorial Day Service Monterey Peninsula Branch 178, Fleet Reserve Association will be holding a Memorial Day service on the Coast Guard Pier in Monterey in memory of all of our shipmates who have transferred to the staff of the Supreme Commander in the past year. 100 Lighthouse Ave, Monterey

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