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CONTENTS Volume 44 Number 5
Antiques ..................................................................8 Calendar of Events........................................36-37 Cover Story....................................................10-11 Fashion ....................................................................8 Galleries ..........................................................30-31 Gifts ..........................................................................8 Golfing on the Peninsula....................................23 Jewelry ............................................................32-33 Restaurants ....................................................38-39 Sports / Adventure ............................................ 26 Theatre ................................................................29 Things To Do and See ................................40, 46 Maps Cannery Row ............................................26-27 Carmel ..............................................................16 Highway Map ..................................................28 Monterey, Downtown ..................................22 Pacific Grove ..................................................34 Peninsula ....................................................42-43 Salinas................................................................44
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Chip and Kathy Wittpenn welcomes you to Wittpenn’s Antiques in beautiful Carmel by-the-Sea, California. One of Carmel’s most charming stores offers an eclectic selection of antiques, art, collectibles and has one of the largest collection of Nippon Porcelain in Northern California. Visit and browse through a wide selection of sterling silver, Victorian furniture, books, globes, clocks, china, musical instruments, oil paintings, watercolors, an array of Tiffany items, and much more. It is always worth a visit to Wittpenn’s Antiques to see the latest additions to their inventory. Closed Wednesday. Hours: 10:30-5:30, Sunday 11-5. They are located on San Carlos between 7th & 8th in the Stonehouse Terrace below La Dolce Vita Restaurant. Carmel, CA (831)624-1336, www.wittpennsantiques.com.
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Our mouth-watering Nothing Bundt Cakes are made fresh daily using real eggs, real butter, and real cream cheese. Nothing Bundt Cakes are hand-made, premium quality desserts with an irresistible taste and a timeless aesthetic. Nothing Bundt Cakes are available in numerous sizes to accommodate large and small gatherings, from bite-sized Bundtinis, to single serving Bundtlets, to larger 8" and 10" cakes and even double-tiered cakes. We also feature gifts and decorations to make any occasion more special. Located in The Crossroads at 102 Crossroads Boulevard, Carmel, CA 93923 Tel: 831.293.8773
The Best in Men’s Clothing…Listed in Esquire Magazine’s “Best of Class” list. An American premier men’s collection with a eclectic mix of luxury American brands of Samuelsohn, Bill’s Khakis, Southern Tide and Scott Barber joining European giants, Paul & Shark, Zanella, Canali, Ermenegildo Zegna, Luciano Barbera, Incotex, Faconnable and others. Knowledgeable wardrobe consultants will make your shopping experience a “true delight” along with a complete, made-to-measure service o ering the world’s nest fabrics. Shipping available anywhere, complimentary gift-wrapping. Located in the Carmel Plaza on the corner of Junipero and Ocean in downtown Carmel By the Sea. Visa, MC. Open 9:30-6 Mon-Sat., 11-5 on Sun. (800)6648106 or (831)625-8106. MR magazine listed as top 20 men’s stores in America. www.khakisofcarmel.com and email@example.com
GIFTS Japanese Tea & Gifts CHA-YA
Browse around and sample tea in this unique tea boutique filled with local art, ikebana, antiques, gifts and a wonderful selection of Japanese green tea and tea sets. Bamboo fountains and soothing music make you feel relaxed while you shop! Cha-ya is now serving tea to go. Please visit us at 118 Webster Street in downtown Monterey, around the corner from the post office. Cha-ya is proud to announce the opening of Cha-ya Annex just three doors up from Cha-ya! The Annex will host many special events, as well as, have Japanese antiques and collectibles for sale. Cha-ya is open 7 days a week. Mon.-Fri. 10:30 am to 5:30 pm. Sat.-Sun. 10:30 am to 3:30 pm. (831)646-5486. Visit our website at www.chaya4tea.com
Debra C has Uniquely Refined, Top Designer Fashions for Women We feature exclusive high-end European fashion collections from top designers, as well as our own private label cashmere collection. Amina Rubinacci, Bogner, M Missoni, Red Valentino, Piazza Sempione, Les Copains, Roberto Cavalli, Pink Tartan, Fuzzi, Colombo & Kiton. Our professional staff will help you coordinate and create a total look. For impeccable taste, style and personal service shop Debra C. We are open Monday through Saturday 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. and Sunday Noon -5 p.m. The Crossroad Shopping Village, 129 Crossroads Blvd., Carmel CA 831-624-9400 (Next To The Rio Grill).
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GOLF THE GOLF MART
The Golf Mart is your one stop shop for all things golf. They carry the biggest selection of the best brands on the Monterey Peninsula all backed by their exclusive 90-day, 100% satisfaction guarantee. If you are not completely satisfied with your purchase, you may return it within 90-days for full store credit. The Golf Mart also guarantees the lowest price and they have the most experienced sales associates around. Located at 2040 Fremont Blvd. in Seaside, CA (831)583-1000, www.thegolfmart.com.
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n the 45 years th that hat Hesselbein’ Hesselbein’ss Jewelers has be been en in Monterey county it has provided the hig highest ghest quality of service possible.. The store has been in The Crossroads shoppin shopping ng center for thirty years and ha has as consistently been voted the “Best Jeweler” in C Carmel. Hesselbein’ Hesselbein’ss high highly hly trained workforce enjoys ful fulfilling lfilling not only the most intri intri-cate special orders but also the simple task of chan nging watch batteries. It is not changing surprising that the company has many loyal and ssatisfied atisfied clients - both locally and around the glo g obe. globe. The company’ taff includes four certified gemo ologists, two master jewelers company’ss st staff gemologists, and two master wat tchmakers. All of them have a family history in the jewelry watchmakers. industry industry,, continue to hone their skills, and aspire to present the most exclusive pro ducts possible. Among A them they speak five la anguages. products languages. Art Hesselbein w was the third generation in a fam mily of family jewelers and watch hmakers in Germany ed both watchmakers Germany.. He learne learned skills from his fathe er starting at the age of ten. Hee later ac father ac-quired formal quali ifications and completed appren nticeships qualifications apprenticeships in both crafts. Brad Johnson, sto store ore manager, manager, has been in the Carmel C store since the start start. t. He was soon joined by watch watchmaker hmaker Iver Riise and laterr by Hovik Shakarian who is be believed elieved to be the most skillfull jeweler in the region. Hesselbein’ Hesselbein’ss prou proudly udly represent exclusive lines su such uch as Patek Philippe, Ro Rolex, lex, Omega, Breguet,Ebel, Mik Mikimoto, kimoto, J.B.Star.. Roberto Coin,and J.B.Star 143 Crossroads Blvd., B Carmel, CA 93923 * 831 831-625-2522 -625-2522
Carmel-by-the-Sea Carmel—a community rich in the history and traditions of early California here are few places on earth as incredibly dynamic, yet so quaint and picturesque as Carmel-by-the-Sea. Situated on the Bay of Carmel in this world-renowned scenic environment, visitors can immerse themselves in the incredible beauty and mesmerizing charm of Carmel’s unique brand of enchantment. Nestled in a pine forest above a spectacular white-sand beach, the one-square-mile village of Carmel offers endless vacation and cultural opportunities within an ecologically harmonious setting. Carmel is a community rich in the history and traditions of early California. Carmel’s Bohemian founders fought to maintain the outdoor mystique and small-town appeal and their efforts are still evident today. The residential district has no sidewalks or street lights, and the beach is unadulterated by commercial development. Homes are known only by name and have no street addresses. Diverse sights and activities await visitors to Carmel who can easily set their own pace taking life as energetically or as leisurely as they desire. Within the village, visitors can relax, unwind and
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enjoy the peaceful, European ambience where they are free to stroll through winding streets and explore secluded courtyards and arcades. Highlighted by over 90 art studios and galleries, numerous antique shops, hundreds of boutiques and small intimate cafes and restaurants, Carmel promises hours of discovery.
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San Carlos Borroméo de Carmelo Mission
Since the turn of the century, Carmel has been a mecca for artists, writers, actors and playwrights intent on creating an intellectual and cultural oasis. Each year, visitors are drawn to the diverse festivals and events created to promote and enhance the creative traditions of Carmel. The annual Carmel Art Festival, Carmel Bach Festival, and the Carmel Shakes-peare Festival are just a sampling of events presented by professional artists, actors and musicians from Carmel and around the world. The Sunset Community and Cultural Center, located on San Carlos Avenue between 8th and 10th, is the heart of Carmel’s cultural life. It’s newly renovated, award winning, state-of-the-art, 718 seat Sunset Theater is home to the Carmel Bach Festival, the Monterey Symphony Orchestra, the Monterey Jazz Festival’s Jazz at Sunset series and many other eclectic groups. The Sunset Center presents the annual Performance Carmel series – nine performances throughout the year featuring some of the best touring music, theater, dance and comedic attractions. The Outdoor Forest Theatre, the Pacific Repertory Theatre, and other local theatres have a rich tradition of quality performances in unique venues. Also take a tour of the Carmel Mission and the Robinson Jeffers Tor House. Visitor Information Center is located on San Carlos between 5th & 6th, next to the Hog’s Breath Inn. Call 1-800-550-4333 or visit the chamber website at www.carmelcalifornia.org. Article by Carmel Chamber of Commerce Used with permission.
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Domenicoâ€™s on the Wharf History on Fishermanâ€™s Wharf
;: 98765 4 3: Wharf today symbolizes # #% & industry, once the backbone of $ . 4 /878, 3: economy, which drew people from all over the world to make their living off the sea. Dominic Mercurio, and Dominic and Sam Mercurio, proprietors Sam Mercurio, partners of 2. 68 4 ; & . 3: on the Wharf, are part of that living legacy. ( 7 father, Jean, was born in a French province in North Africa. He was one of a group of Sicilians who went there & out during the revolution in the 1950s.
% " &! up coming here2 for the2:57-;4 8: ' said Dominic. From a family that knows how to catch & working for his uncle and restaurateur, & % later at the Whaling Station. Beginning as a dishwasher and working his way up, Dominic later partnered with his Uncle John to open2 . 68 4 ;& . 3: on the Wharf. When2. 68 4 ;& . 3: on the Wharf opened in 1981, it changed2 ;: 98765 4 3: Wharf. At the time, everyone else was selling casual wharf fare, while2. 68 4 ;& . 3: brought to the Wharf something special: an upscale dining experience with white banana fosters and gourmet entrees. As other restaurants began to follow suit, . 68 4 ;& . 3: on the Wharf found ways to stay ahead of the trends by always using the freshest and highest quality
ingredients, including fresh, wild seafood Offering picturesque views of thanks in part to Sam Mercurio, a Monterey Bay and the harbor, & . 68 4 ;& . 3: on the Wharf is a2& 54 3/ & " # miss for quality dining and great and serves his catch in their Monterey service.2. 68 4 ;& . 3: serves lunch and restaurant. dinner and offer vegetarian dishes, $ # & gluten free pasta,2& 9;*-7 84 3: and company eat out, this is where they banquet menus.2. 68 4 ;& . 3: also has
# "" & a daily Happy Hour from 12:00-6:00. ; : ' said Dominic. The outside seating area is dog friendly . 6;4 ;& 3: restaurant serves wild, and offers a special paws-only menu sustainable seafood2 he gets sweet, for furry diners. & ! . 68 4 ;& . 3: on the Wharf is located NOVA Fisheries, a company specializing at 50 Old2 ;: 98765 4 3: Wharf No.1, in carefully managed, responsible Monterey (831-372-3655 & www.domenicosmonterey.com directly from the F/V Time Bandit, the crabbing boat made famous by ! # % The largest and most impressive crabs in the world are delivered directly to . 68 4 ;& . 3: and are being served right now. And for dessert, nothing beats . 4 4 53: recipe for homemade cannoli. Wild Sustainable Seafood . 68 4 ;& . 3: on the Wharf has the distinction of being2 *. & 5*: 32:" . /: in a tourist-dominate neighborhood.
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eautiful Monterey—a city rich with history, natural beauty and attractions. Monterey offers a wealth of things to see and do: Fisherman’s Wharf, Cannery Row, the Monterey Bay Aquarium, historic adobes, city parks, walking trails and, of course, lots of shopping opportunities. Home to explorers, traders, military and religious leaders and fishermen of all nationalities, Monterey boasts a rich and diverse history. You can learn much about Monterey’s colorful past by visiting the historic museums in Colton Hall, the Pacific House and the new Maritime Museum. Journey back in time to 19th century Monterey by taking a walking tour of Sea Otters the many historic adobes and buildings (see Monterey Map). Guided tours are available in Larkin House, Stevenson House, Casa Soberanes and Cooper -Molera. Self-guided tours are available in the Pacific House, the Custom House, Colton Hall and many of Monterey’s other historic sites. The Monterey Bay harbor provides many more things to do and see: Scuba diving, deep-sea fishing, whale watching tours, boating, tidepooling, diving, beachcombing or sunbathing. Enjoy the restaurants and shops at Fisherman’s Wharf. Visit the Coast Guard Pier and talk with the sea lions and sea otters. Walk the Recreation Trail to enjoy Monterey’s stunning view of the Pacific Ocean. Shopping in Monterey is always a delight. Known for its shops, boutiques and specialty stores, Monterey maintains a tradition of quality at reasonable prices. You can shop downtown, on the Wharf or on Cannery Row and find bargains and delightful treasures everywhere. Take the kids to “Dennis The Menace Park,” which was designed by the cartoonist, Hank Ketchum. This city-owned park is surrounded by El Estero Lake, and is a great place to take the kids. There is no Colton Hall admission charge. The park boasts swings, slides and a myriad of creative things to do to keep your children busy and happy for hours. You can rent a paddle-wheel boat and just “cruise the water” if that’s your pleasure.
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Monterey: Rich with History
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tours with free delivery to your hotel—includes locks, helmets and back-packs upon request. Three locations: 299 Cannery Row; 201 Portola Plaza Mall, Monterey, and the beach at Lover’s Point in Pacific Grove. Contact Adventures-by-the-Sea, Inc. at (831) 372-1807
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Explore the natural beauty of the Monterey Peninsula with bikes from Adventures-by-the-Sea, Inc. One of the largest fleets of high-quality mountain bikes, stand up paddle boards and ocean kayaks available. Adventures-bythe-Sea, Inc. offers daily, weekly and group bike rates and
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HOLLISTER — 50 miles; 1 Hr. Take Hwy. 1 to Hwy 156. Follow the signs after you turn north on Hwy 101.
BIG SUR — 26 miles; 40 min.
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580 To Sacramento, Stockton, Reno, Lake Tahoe
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· Palo Alto
LOS ANGELES — 330 miles; 8 hours on Highway 101.
MARINA — 10 miles; Hwy 1 MOSS LANDING — 25 miles; 1/2 hour. Many antique shops.
RENO, NEVADA & LAKE TAHOE — 330 miles; 8 to 10 hours (see next.)
SACRAMENTO — California State Capitol. 190 miles; 4 to 5 hours. Take Highway 1 north to 156 to Highway 101. Go north to Highway 152 at Gilroy. Take 152 through the mountains to Interstate 5. Follow the signs north.
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SALINAS — 15 miles; 1/3 hour drive on Highway 68. Moss Landing
SAN FRANCISCO — 120 miles; 4 hours. Scenic route is Coast Highway 1. Faster time on Highway 101.
SAN JUAN BAUTISTA — 40 miles; 3/4 to 1 hour. A nice side trip —shops and a Mission. SANTA CRUZ — 45 miles; 3/4 hour. Take Highway 1 North. Follow the signs. MAJOR ATTRACTIONS HEARST CASTLE at San Simeon — 80 miles — allow three hours for the trip down. Plan on an all day trip. During summer season, reservations are needed for the Castle tour. Drive down Coast Highway 1 for scenic ride. For faster return, take Highway 46 to Highway 101. Take 101 north to Highway 68 at Salinas. Take 68 back to Monterey. DISNEYLAND—370 Miles; 8 hours. Take Highway 68 to Salinas and Highway 101 south. Or, take Coast Highway 1 south to Highway 101 at San Luis Obispo (slow, but scenic route; increases travel time to 9 to 11 hours.).
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MAY THEATRE & CONCERT PRESENTATIONS ON THE MONTEREY PENINSULA 2-3: CSUMB World Theater: Performing Art Series: Mariachi Reyna de Los Angeles America’s first all female mariachi ensemble, Reyna de Los Angeles bring sensitivity, beauty, warmth and an attractive perspective to the realm of Mexico’s musical heritage. Their performances are mesmerizing, energetic and irresistible. 7:30 p.m. California State University Monterey Bay World Theatre, 5260 Sixth Ave. Bldg. #28. 831-582-4580 http://worldtheater.csumb.edu 2- Jun.2: An Iliad Pacific Repertory Theatre production. A single storyteller takes you to the front lines of three millennia of war and bloodshed, reliving humanity’s unshakeable attraction to violence, destruction and chaos. Has anything really changed since the Trojan War? 7:30 p.m. Fri.-Sat., Sun., Golden Bough Circle Theatre, Casanova St., between. 8th and 9th, Carmel, 831-622-0100. www.pacrep.org 3-11: 9 to 5 The Musical Paper Wing Theatre production. Northern California Premiere based on the hilarious movie of the same name. Performance 8 p.m., Fri.-Sat., Paper Wing Theatre, 320 Hoffman Avenue, Monterey. 831-905-5684. www.paperwing.com/ 3-25: All New People By Zach Braff, 8 p.m. Fri.- Sat. 2 p.m. Sun., Stardust Playhouse, 2115 Fremont Avenue, Suite C, Monterey. 831-402-8940, ticketguys.com 831-656-9507. www.stardustplayhousemonterey.com 11: The Mikado Sunset Presents a performance of New York Gilbert and Sullivan Players, 8:p.m., Sunset Center, 9th and San Carlos, Carmel. 831-620-2048. www.sunsetcenter.org 11: The Gala First Annual Sunset Center Gala to support the Monterey Peninsula’s premiere performing arts organization, arts-in-education program, Classroom Connections.. Event includes valet parking, champagne arrival, an elegant gourmet dinner, The Mikado performance, intermission ports and chocolate, after party dessert and coffee, commemorative photograph, artist meet and greet, live auction, 5 p.m., Sunset Center, 9th and San Carlos, Carmel. For Gala tickets call 831-620-2048. www.sunsetcenter.org 9-26: Light Up the Sky Monterey Peninsula College Theatre production. Performances 7:30 p.m. Fri.-Sat., 2 p.m. Sun., Morgan Stock Stage Monterey Peninsula College, 980 Fremont St., Monterey. 831-646-4213, 831-646-4085. www.mpctheatreco.com www.ticketguys.com or 831-656-9507 16: Film & Talk: By Light of Lanterns, an Untold History of Monterey Chinese Fishermen One of the first and most significant Chinese settlements founded in the 1850s in California was at Point Alones on the Monterey Bay (now the site of Hopkins Marine Station). This once-thriving coastal fishing village of more than 500 men, women and children was forced out of existence by a “mysterious” 1906 fire and subsequent eviction by the corporate landlord. Hear a talk by Gerry Low-Sabado, a 5th generation descendant of the Chinese Fishing Village. Film created by students of the Teledramatic Arts and Technology Department at California State University, Monterey Bay, 7 p.m.,Admission is free for Museum Members; fee for the general public. Pacific Grove Museum of Natural History, corner of Forest and Central, Pacific Grove. 831-648-5716. www.pgmuseum.org 23-June 16: Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs Performances 8 p.m. Thur.-Fri.,2 p.m. and 7 p.m.,Sat., 2 p.m. Sun., Outdoor Forest Theatre, Santa Rita & Mountain View, Carmel. 831-626-1681 Tickets are sold at the box office - open one hour before the performance. www.foresttheaterguild.org 24-Jun 23: Glorious! By Peter Quilter. Central Coast Premiere. Play is based on the true life story of Florence Foster Jenkins, the legendary New York heiress and socialite who wanted to be a great operatic diva despite having one of the worst singing voices in history, and who used all her money, charm and unstoppable will-power to make it happen. 7:30 p.m., Fri.-Sat., 2 p.m., Sun., Magic Circle Theatre, 8 El Caminito Rd., Carmel Valley. 831-659-7500. http://magiccircletheatre.net 31: Mirth ‘O’ Matics- Improv Comedy They make stuff up. You laugh. They turn audience suggestions in to hilarious scenes made up on the spot. Doors open 7:30 p.m., performance 8 p.m., Golden State Theatre, 417 Alvarado St., Monterey. 831-625-9414. www.goldenstatetheater.com www.ticketmaster.com
GALLERIES Walk into Augustina Leathers and you will quickly understand why this unrivaled boutique and its friendly staff is the “celebrity must stop” for designer fashions and wearable art. Augustina’s, a unique Carmel boutique, established in 1987, is home to fashion designers Zuki, Lyn Leather, Remy Leather, Fabrizio Gianni pants, Komarov dresses, Belldini, Alberto Makali tops, Nally & Millie, Majestic, Votre Nom, Only Hearts, Minnie Rose, Kippy belts, Mycra Pac, Mary Frances handbags, as well as an impressive collection of belts and buckles by Comstock Heritage and golf shoes by Michael Toschi. Augustina’s features the largest U.S. representation of world-renowned celebrity handknit fur designer, Paula Lishman. Open daily, they also accept special orders and phone orders. Two locations in Carmel: Augustina’s on Ocean Avenue between Mission & San Carlos (831) 624-2403 and Augustina Leathers on San Carlos NW of 6th (831) 624-6353. Toll Free: (888) LISHMAN. www.augustinaleathers.com The Crystal Fox Gallery presents an atmosphere of elegance— designed for browsing, it offers something for both the collector and those discovering the world of glass. You are invited to come and explore their unsurpassed selection of glass and crystal sculpture in a comfortable atmosphere. Featured throughout the gallery are many “one of a kind” remarkable pieces of flamework sculpture, exquisite crystal and optical glass sculptures, paperweights, blown glass bowls and platters. As one of only five galleries worldwide showing Fräbel Studio Sculptures, they take great pride in being Fräbel Studios’ featured “west coast showcase gallery,” displaying the largest selection of their work outside of Frabel’s own east coast gallery. Custom sculpture upon request. Come see why customers keep coming back to “soak up the sparkles” at the Crystal Fox Gallery! SWAROVSKI PREMIERE DEALER. Featuring SWAROVSKI Silver Crystal, SWAROVSKI Crystal Memories, SWAROVSKI Selection, SWAROVSKI Jeweler’s Collection and “SCS”. Also featuring: Bergsma, Neder, Fräbel, Townsend, Genesis, Mats Jonasson, Mickelsen. The Crystal Fox Gallery is located at 381 Canner Row, across from the Monterey Plaza Hotel Lobby. Open daily from 10am-8pm. Custom engraving, gift wrapping and shipping available. (831) 6553905 or 1-800-277-8539. www.crystalfoxgallery.com
Gallery Twenty One–Hometown Headquarters for the works of Internationally-acclaimed artist, Eyvind Earle. Although his fine art has been museum-collected for 60 years, Eyvind may best be known by the general public for his ten-year stint with Disney Studios as a background stylist for a dozen productions, most notably as chief stylist for Sleeping Beauty, where his unique blend of abstract design and mystical realism is forever captured in our imaginations. Gallery Twenty One always shows the most comprehensive collection of Earle paintings, graphics and sculpture to be found anywhere. A must stop on your gallery tour. Please drop in to see the unique vision of Eyvind Earle at Sixth Avenue between Lincoln and Dolores. For more information please call 831-623-1738. P.O. Box 6236 Carmel, CA 93921. www.gallery21.com
THOMAS KINKADE SIGNATURE GALLERY Visit the original Thomas Kinkade Signature Gallery- Studio In The Garden in downtown Carmel. We’re celebrating 20 beautiful years of Thomas Kinkade art. You’ll find limited edition artwork spanning Thomas Kinkade’s entire career including unique early images, impressionist style plein airs, and of course his most recent popular collaborative works of art—stop by and find your inspiration. Ocean Ave. between Lincoln and Dolores in Carmel-By-The-Sea (831) 625-9600
MONTEREY MUSEUM OF ART The Monterey Museum of Art (MMA) is one great museum with two fabulous locations providing an experience of hidden gardens, family adventure and magnificent works of art.MMA Pacific Street is an inviting, three-story landmark located at 559 Pacific Street that showcases engaging exhibitions just a short walk from Fisherman’s Wharf. July 5October 21, August Rodin: Light & Shadow MMA La Mirada features contemporary galleries that complement the oldworld elegance and lavish rose gardens of this gorgeous, historic estate where Hollywood luminaries were regularly entertained. June 16-September 30, In Sharp Focus: The Legacy of MontereyPhotography. Both locations feature in-gallery art activities for family fun and are open Wednesday-Saturday, 11 am-5 pm and Sunday 14 pm. www.montereryart.org. 831.372.5477
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WYLAND GALLERIES CARMEL Marine Life Artist Wyland, the premier “Artist of the Sea,” has earned the distinction as one of America’s most unique creative influences and a leading advocate for Marine Resource Conservation. An accomplished painter, sculptor, photographer, writer, muralist, educator and scuba diver, he has traveled to the farthest reaches of the globe for more than twentyfive years, capturing the raw power and beauty of the undersea world. Named as an official artist for the US Olympic Team for the ’08 Olympics in Bejing, China, hailed a “Marine Michelangelo” by USA Today, Wyland’s work is sought by millions of collectors, and his galleries throughout the US are considered a must-see on the itineraries of travelers everywhere! Feel the Ocean, See the Ocean, Like Never Before! Other works on display include Walfrido, Michael Godard, Richard Daniel, Jim Warren, David Wight, Deborah Valiquet-Myers, Tracy Taylor and Patrick Guyton Come feast the eyes, the new Wyland Gallery has arrived!! Hours: Daily 10-6, Ocean Avenue between Mission and San Carlos, Carmel. (831)626-6223.
JEWELRY AUGUSTINA’S Established in 1987, and located in beautiful downtown Carmel-by-the-Sea, Augustina’s is a must stop for exclusive and beautiful 18k gold and diamond fine jewelry, as well as new and exciting semi precious fine jewelry collections. You are sure to find something that will compliment every woman’s wardrobe. Whether an evening out, or during the day with jeans, Augustina’s has the perfect accessories. Designer collections by Judith Ripka, Leslie Greene, Peace & Love, Rhonda Faber Green, MCL by Matthew Campbell Laurenza, Lagos, Kara Ross, Gillian Julius, and watches by Philip Stein. Augustina’s is located on Ocean Avenue between Mission & San Carlos (831) 624-2403. www.augustinaleathers.com
B&G JEWELERS, INC. Three generations of jewelers makes this one of Carmel’s longest established family owned and operated jewelry stores. Specializing in both original and contemporary design and estate jewelry. Thirty years ago, Maniyel Agacanyan started this business and his sons Peter and Alex joined him. Maniyel retired in the late 90’s and the business continues to grow as Peter, a GIA Graduate Gemologist, and Alex, a GIA Graduate Designer and Jeweler, combine their traditional old world style with modern technology, creativity and unique designing skills. We have recently moved Giles to the Nw corner of Ocean ave. we feature antique, vintage and one of a kind custom jewelry including Giles of Carmel original pieces. B&G estate Jewelers is now located on Dolores between Ocean and 7th, Carmel. This charming estate shop will step you back in time to experience the treasures that abound. B&G is located on the south side of Ocean Ave. between Dolores and Lincoln in Carmel. 831-625.2235
HESSELBEINS For more than 160 years the Hesselbein family has created fine jewelry in Europe, passing the art of design and fabrication from father to son. In 1968, Art Hesselbein opened his first store on the Central Coast. Specializing in gold and platinum jewelry. Today, Art, along with fellow gemologist Brad, continues the tradition. In the watch department, Hesselbeins features the finest in Swiss watches by Rolex, Patek Philippe, Omega, Ebel and Breguet. The watch service department is under the control of Iver, a Rolex-certified technician. Open Mon-Sat 10 to 5:30; Sun 11 to 4. Hesselbeins is located at 143 Crossroads Boulevard in the Crossroads Shopping Center, Carmel. (831) 625-2522.
THE JEFFREY COLLECTION This family owned and operated jewelry salon offers a comprehensive collection of contemporary and classic fine jewelry. Thirty-five years of experience in fine jewelry design and care has created a Carmel legend of elegance and quality in custom designing. They specialize in creating for you, their customer, unique one-of-a-kind pieces utilizing pearls, diamonds, opals, rubies, sapphires or emeralds. Open daily. Located at 208 Forest Avenue, Pacific Grove. (831) 655-1952.
KERRY LEE, INC. Masterworks in Fine Jewelry Specialists in fine diamonds and pearls
Unique and exciting creations in fine contemporary jewelry are found at Kerry Lee, Inc., Ring designs for both men and women, bracelets and necklaces—each a hand-fabricated original design, signed by the artist in 18K Gold or Platinum. The staff at Kerry Lee, Inc., are true Diamond Specialists. This unique store offers you the opportunity to select from one of the most extensive Diamond inventories on the central coast. If Pearls are your pleasure, plan to spend some time at Kerry Lee, Inc., Our resident Pearl expert will be happy to help you choose from an outstanding collection of Pearls in all price ranges. In addition to Diamonds and Pearls, many of the designs feature an assortment of fine Colored Stones—Emeralds, Rubies, Sapphires, and Australian Crystal Opals as well as more unusual species. Separate Individual design service also available. Located on the corner of San Carlos & Sixth, downtown Carmel. Open 7 days a week. 831- 624-9222 or 624-9223 (MC,VISA,AE)
Something new and innovative in a jewelry store begins to describe the magic you will experience at Robin’s Jewelry located in the Doud Craft Studio in Carmel by the Sea. You will find beautiful Cypress trees, Carmel Mission designs, sea otters, ocean creatures, dragonflies, seasonal designs and other locally themed jewelry created by Robin with the help of her apprentice Keeza Starr. Each original piece is hand-fabricated in sterling silver. Some designs incorporate semi precious stones and beads in her favorite colors of the sea and the sun. Take a piece of jewelry home from a true local artisan and add complimentary engraving of a date, name or message for that personal touch that will make your piece a true keepsake. Visit Robin’s Jewelry in Carmel’s Doud Craft Studio located on Ocean Ave. and San Carlos St. in Carmel. (831)626-4119, www.robinsjewelrycarmel.com.
MICHAEL SHERMAn Original. Wearable. Quality. All describe Michael Sherman’s fine jewelry. His choice of dazzling exotic gemstones, complimented by a variety of metals in 18K yellow & white gold and platinum, are his signature. Add to that his personal insight into the function - as well as style - of jewelry, and you have what makes his original pieces timeless. Michael’s background in design has kept his jewelry on the leading edge nationally for over 20 years. His clients have also been delighted by his original wedding sets and custom restyling. A visit to Michael Sherman’s sunlit studio/gallery overlooking the gardens of the Barnyard is a Carmel experience. Located across from the Thunderbird Bookstore in The Barnyard, Carmel. Open Monday-Friday from 10 to 5, and Saturday from 10 to 5:30, Sunday 11 to 4 (831) 624-5171 Fax (831) 624-4094 (AE,VISA,MC,DC)
Participate in the creation of an exquisite piece of jewelry that expresses your uniqueness, which you and your family will treasure for years to come. Lee Andrew’s ability to sculpt in plastalina allows you to witness your ideas coming to life and feel confident the result will be exactly as you expected. Use gemstones you no longer wear, or from jewelry that you’ve inherited, or choose the perfect stone from Sun Studio’s selection of quality gemstones from around the world. Not sure where to begin, but you’d like to design or redesign a treasure? Sit down with Lee and he will magically transform your mental image into a work of art. He makes it an enjoyable experience. A recent client said: “It has been such a pleasure meeting you, working with you and creating these beautiful pieces that are so meaningful in our lives. You made the process special and easy. We appreciate that greatly.” Sun Studios is located at the Loft Gallery, 208 Forest Avenue, Pacific Grove. (831) 373-7989
WEBER GOLdSMItH GALLERY “Incomparable quality and value.” Now located in the Crossroads Shopping Village, Weber Goldsmith Gallery offers a unique variety of designer and custom jewelry of artists from all over the world. They specialize in fine gemstones, platinum, gold, and exotic pearls, and invite you to explore the variety of creations that they carry. Let their experienced staff assist you in choosing a memory for a loved one or create a one-of-a-kind piece to be treasured for generations. Located at 107 Crossroads Blvd. in the Crossroads Shopping Village in Carmel. (831) 626-7600; fax 6267616. e-mail: WeberGG@aol.com www.webergoldsmithgallery.com
Z FOLIO Gem ceramic wedding bands by Etienne Perret featured at Z Folio, California's premier destination for contemporary designer jewelry, art glass, photography, wood sculpture and wearable art. Over 100 leading American and international jewelry artists represented in two locations, Solvang and Monterey, and include Etienne Perret, Alex Sepkus, Atelier Munsteiner, Elizabeth Garvin, Magick Fusager Design, J. Kennedy Design, and many others. 750 Cannery Row, #112, at Intercontinental the Clement Monterey Open 9:30 to 8:30 Daily 831-655-9891
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The oldest continuously operated lighthouse on the Pacific Coast. Since 1855, itâ€™s light continually guides ships past Point Pinos at the south of Monterey Bay. Visitors can view the restored interior. Self guided tours. Experience living history. Open 1-4 p.m., Thur.-Mon., plus major holidays. Guided tours for large group (10 plus) arranged by reservation. Asilomar Ave. between Lighthouse Ave and Del Monte Blvd., Pacific Grove. Donation admission. 831-648-3176, 831648-5716, ext. 10. www.pgmuseum.org
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3: The Soft White Sixties with The Stone Foxes Doors open 7:30 p.m., performance 8 p.m., Golden State Theatre, 417 Alvarado St., Monterey. 831-625-9414. www.goldenstatetheater.com www.ticketmaster.com 4: Youth Music of Monterey County: The World of Joy and Beauty 2 p.m. Steinbeck Institute of Art and Culture, Sherwood Hall, 940 North Main Street, Salinas. Tickets at the door or by phone. 831-375-1992 www.youthmusicmonterey.org 4-5: I Cantori di Carmel Spring Concert: Poetry in Song. Performance, 8 p.m., Carmel Mission Basilica, Rio Rd., Carmel. 831-644-8012, 831-624-1271. No tickets sold at the Mission, tickets must be purchased in advance. 5,12,19: Big Sur River Inn Sunday Music by the River May 5:Paige Too!!; May 12:Jackson Stock and Friends; May 19: Roger Eddy and Friends; 1-5 p.m., Big Sur River Inn, Highway One at Pheneger Creek, Big Sur, 831-667-2700, 800-548-3610. www.bigsurriverinn.com 9: Wicked Saints- Nancy Jones and the Wharf Doors open 7:30 p.m., performance 8 p.m., Golden State Theatre, 417 Alvarado St., Monterey. 831-625-9414. www.goldenstatetheater.com www.ticketmaster.com 10: Carmel Music Society Presents: The Lydian String Quartet and Rhonda Rider Concert at 8 p.m., All Saints’ Church, 9th & Dolores, Carmel. 831-625-9938. www.carmelmusic.org 11-12: The Monterey Peninsula Choral Society Spring Concert 8 p.m. Sat. and 3 p.m., Golden State Theatre, 417 Alvarado St., Monterey. 831-625-9414. www.goldenstatetheater.com www.ticketmaster.com thempcs.org 15: Richard Thompson Electric Trio Doors open 7:30 p.m., performance 8 p.m., Golden State Theatre, 417 Alvarado St., Monterey. 831-625-9414. www.goldenstatetheater.com www.ticketmaster.com 17,18,19: Monterey County Symphony Concert 6: Ecstasy Max Bragado-Darman conductor, Dubravka Tomsic piano. Concert 7:30 p.m. Fri., Steinbeck Institute of Art and Culture at Sherwood Hall, 940 N. Main St., Salinas; 8 p.m. Sat, and 3 p.m. Sun., Sunset Center, 9th and San Carlos, Carmel. 831-624-8511. www.montereysymphony.org 24: He’s My Brother She’s My Sister Doors open 7:30 p.m., performance 8 p.m., Golden State Theatre, 417 Alvarado St., Monterey. 831-625-9414. www.goldenstatetheater.com www.ticketmaster.com 24-26: 4th Annual California Roots Music & Arts Festival A rock/reggae new roots festival. 11 a.m.-10 p.m., Enter at Gate 5, Parking at Gate 8, Monterey County Fairgrounds, Fairgrounds Rd. and Garden Rd., Monterey. http://californiarootsfestival.com www.montereycountyfair.com 27: Monterey Bay Symphony Memorial Day Concert on the Lawn at the Naval Postgraduate School. Concert with the Monterey County Pops formerly the Monterey Bay Symphony. Bring a lunch, blanket, and lounge chairs. Del Monte Gate will open at 10 a.m. Ages 16 and older must show a photo ID to be admitted. Performance at 2 p.m., U.S. Naval Postgraduate School, Sloat and Del Monte Ave., Monterey. 831-373-8450. Free to the public. www.montereycountypops.org www.nps.edu/calendar
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1-31: MOM, Museum of Monterey Current exhibits: Beautiful Whale: Bryant Austin’s full size whale photograph mural. Hours: 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Tue.-Sat.,12-5 p.m. Sun., Admission charge. Admission free the first Tuesday of every month, from 3-5 p.m. Museum of Monterey, 5 Custom House Plaza, Monterey. 831-372-2608. www.montereyhistory.org 1-31: Pacific Grove Museum of Natural History Special Exhibit: It’s A MVSEVM in a MUSEUM!; Illustrating Nature (May 4-June 16) by CSUMB’s Science Illustration Certificate Program Graduates. 10 a.m.- 5 p.m. Tues.-Sun., Pacific Grove Museum of Natural History, corner of Forest and Central, Pacific Grove. 831-648-5716. Gift shop 831-648-5718. Free admission. Donations requested. www.pgmuseum.org 3-5: 33rd Annual Steinbeck Festival “Home” Films, speakers, panels, theater, archive tour, and bus or walking tours to honor the 20th-century writer John Steinbeck (1902-1968), in Salinas the town where the author was born. May 3: Pacific Biological Lab Tour of Ed Ricketts’”Doc’s Lab” Part of the Steinbeck Festive, 2:30-3:30 p.m. Pacific Biological Laboratories, 800 Cannery Row, Monterey. Limited Space per tour, Reservations Required. Marks’ Ranch, Big Sur, will be the location of our May 3rd, Friday night opening celebration. National Steinbeck Center, 1 Main St., Salinas. 831-775-4721, www.steinbeck.org 4: Taste of the Barnyard Spring Celebration Enjoy wine tasting, live music, and international cuisine from the Barnyard’s awardwinning restaurants plus lots of community-minded fun to benefit Friends of Carmel Unified Schools (FOCUS) - Supporting Carmel Unified School District Students for 35 years. Discount food only tickets available. Noon to 4 p.m., The Barnyard Shopping Village, Hwy 1 South, left onto Carmel Valley Rd., right on Carmel Rancho Blvd., right at Carmel Rancho Ln., one block to the Barnyard parking area. 831-624-8886. www.thebarnyard.com 4: 18th Annual SPCA Wag N’ Walk People and pets walk-athon sponsored by The SPCA of Monterey County. Benefits pet homelessness, 2 or 4 mile walk, registration 8:30 a.m., walk begins 9:30 a.m. on the scenic Monterey Bay Recreational Trail, Monterey - Shoreline Park, Foam Street near the Coast Guard Pier, Monterey. 831-373-2631 Ext. 203. www.spcamc.org 4: The Quail Motorcycle Gathering Celebrates the Evolution of the Motorcycle. This year celebrating 20th Anniversary of the Ducati Monster. Admission includes complimentary gourmet lunch and live music, 10 a.m. - 3 p.m., lawn of the Driving Range at Quail Lodge Golf Club, 8205 Valley Greens Drive, Carmel Valley. 831-620-8879,Tollfree: 877 734-4628. www.quaillodgeevents.com 4-5: 43rd Annual Carmel Valley Flower and Art Show and Plant Sale Flower Show sponsored by The Carmel Valley Garden Association. Silent Auction and Art and flower demonstrations. 9 a.m.- 4 p.m., Hidden Valley Institute of the Arts Building, 88 W Carmel Valley Rd. at Ford Rd., Carmel Valley. 831-6593115. Admission free. www.cvgardenclub.org 4-5: Spring Rota Crystal and Psychic Fair 32 Free lectures. Over 40 Readers and Healers. More than 20 booths, 10 a.m.6 p.m. Monterey Room, Gate 3, Monterey Fairgrounds, Fairground Rd.. and Garden Rd., Monterey. Admission and reading charges. 831-644-9098. www.rotapsychicfair.com 4-5: Relay for Life of the Monterey Peninsula is a life-changing event that gives everyone in communities across the globe a chance to celebrate the lives of people who have battled cancer, remember loved ones lost, and fight back against the dis-
ners. Pick up a packet at Devendorf Park, Ocean Ave & Mission, Carmel. 831-642-2503. www.carmelartfestival.org
ease. 9 a.m.-9 p.m. Monterey Fairgrounds, Fairgrounds Rd. & Garden Rd., Monterey. Contact: Michelle Jones 831-772-6528 www.relayforlife.org/montereypeninsulaca 5: Robinson Jeffers Tor House Garden Party Featuring Tor House with English-style garden and Hawk Tower. Poetry reading, musicians, and knowledgeable docents. It is the only time you can take pictures inside Tor House for your personal memories. 2-5 p.m., Tor House, 26304 Ocean View Ave., Carmel Point, (no pets or children under 12). 831-624-1813. 831-624-1840 for tickets. www.torhouse.org 5: Marina Tree and Garden Club Garden Tour 2013 Features a variety of landscape design, including a Japanese Courtyard, raised vegetable beds, & drought tolerant, native plantings. A presentation on rainwater collection for landscape irrigation and a tour of the Marina Coast Water District’s demonstration garden, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Purchase tickets day of the tour at the native plant garden at the Marina Coast Water District well site at Reservation Rd. & Salinas Road at the far east end of Marina. Advance tickets call 831-682-8016, www.marinatreeandgarden.org 8:Twilight Rides On-track experiences for the fans of Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca. The track opens the circuit for a bicycle ride through the corkscrew. Open to all levels of cyclists including children. 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., Weather permitting. Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca, Monterey Salinas Highway (Hwy 68), Monterey. 831-242-8201. www.mazdaraceway.com 9-11: American Le Mans Series Monterey A Global Leader in Green Racing with its technology intensive race cars showcasing tomorrow’s automotive advancements. Support Races: Mazda MX-5 Cup, Cooper Tires Prototype Lites Powered by Mazda and IMSA GT3 Challenge by Yokohama. Feature race 3:30- 7:30 p.m. Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca, Highway 68. 800-327-7322. 831-242-8201. www.laguna-seca.com. 11: Afternoon Tea Bring mother and enjoy the grand tradition of afternoon tea with acoustic guitar and Carmel Valley sunshine. 2- 4 p.m.,Bernardus Lodge, 415 Carmel Valley Rd., Carmel Valley. 888-648-9463 or 831-658-3550 www.bernardus.com 11-12: Monterey Bay SpringFest Arts & Crafts Faire Over 50 juried artists and crafts-makers display and sell original handmade works. Stage entertainment. Sponsored by The Pacific Repertory Theatre outreach program. 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Outdoor Custom House Plaza, Historic State Park at the top of Fisherman’s Wharf, Monterey. 831-622-0700. www.pacrep.org 12: Mother’s Day 13-14: NCGA Northeast Bay Zone Championship and NCGA South Valley Zone Championship Del Monte Golf Course, Monterey, Quail Lodge Golf Course, Carmel Valley. 831-625-4653 www.ncga.org 14-16: 35th Annual California Senior Women’s Amateur Championship Amateurs age 50 years or older with USGA Handicap Index 22.3 or lower. Super Seniors – 70 years and older. Monday night Reception. Wednesday Awards Lunch. 8:30 a.m., Corral de Tierra Country Club, 8:30 a.m., Corral de Tierra, Monterey/Salinas Highway, (Highway 68). 916933-3654, 831-484-2754, www.cwacgolf.org 16-19: 20th Carmel Annual Art Festival Event held to educate and inspire people of all ages about the visual arts. Silent Auction, Quick Draw by the winning artists, Youth Art Show and Kids Art Day . Judging, Sat, May 18: 8-10 a.m., Mission Street. Judges will view paintings and select win-
17-18: Monterey Rock ‘n’ Rod Festival Classic music from the 50’s and 60’s, accompanies a classic car show on display. A 50’s style sock hop on Friday night, 7 p.m. 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Sat., Monterey County Fairgrounds, Fairground Rd. at Garden Rd., Monterey. Children 5 and under are admitted free of charge. 831-809-6252, 831-372-8002, www.montereyrockrod.com 18: Chinese Fishing Village Walk of Remembrance Commemorating the Pacific Grove Chinese Fishing Village being burned to the ground on May 16, 1906. Join a 1 mile walk to Lovers Point along the recreation trail to the site where the Chinese Fishing Village once stood. Wear comfortable walking shoes1- 3:30 p.m., Pacific Grove Museum of Natural History, Corner of Forest and Central, Pacific Grove. 831-648-5716. Free admission,. Donations appreciated. www.pgmuseum.org 18-19: Castroville Artichoke Festival 54th year, Featuring artichokes from deep fried to artichoke soup. Cooking Demos, Arts & Crafts, entertainment. Wine Tasting. Classic Car show. Sunday Parade. 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. Sat, 10 a.m. -5 p.m. Sun. Crane and Preston Streets. btw. McDougall and Geil St. Castroville, Highway 1 north of Monterey. Parking available with bus shuttles. 831-633-2465. Admission charge. Active Military/Children 3 and under free. NO pets. www.artichoke-festival.org 17-19: Cooking For Solutions 70+ great chefs and 60 wineries dedicated to sustainable seafood. Discover how your healthy choices protect the health of the soil, water and ocean wildlife. Cooking for Solutions supports the Monterey Bay Aquarium’s Seafood Watch program, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Monterey Bay Aquarium, 886 Cannery Row, Monterey. 831-644-1055, 831-644-7561, 831-648-4888. www.montereybayaquarium.org 18-19: Sustainable Foods Celebration at the Monterey Bay Aquarium Visit the Whole Foods Marketplace & Kids’ Zone.”Talk and taste” demonstrations with culinary experts on the ocean-view deck. Learn more about the food we eat, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.,Monterey Bay Aquarium, 886 Cannery Row, Monterey. 831-644-1055, 831-644-7561, 831-648-4888. Free with admission. www.montereybayaquarium.org 18-19: Advanced Auto Parts Monster Truck Jam Features the legendary Grave Digger or El Toro Loco along with the fiercest line-up of U.S. Hot Rod Monster Trucks. A Pit Party will take place on Saturday, May 18th, from 2 p.m.-5 p.m. on the front parking area of the complex. Gates open at Noon. Show: 2 p.m., Salinas Sports Complex.1034 N. Main St., Salinas. 800771-8807, 831-775-3100 www.salinassportscomplex.com 25-26: amateurgolf.com 2012 Monterey Bay Championship 36 Holes, with three Divisions: Championship (5.4 and under), Senior (8.0 and under), Handicap (5.5-15.0). Player Categories: Men, 16 and over; Senior Men, 50 and over; 55 for NCGA Pts; Women,16 and over, Scratch and Net Prizes, Bayonet Black Horse Golf Course, Seaside. www.amateurgolf.com/tour 25-27: The Great Monterey Clam Chowder & Calamari Festival Live music, cooking demos, arts and crafts for the kids, and cooking demos by talented local chefs. Free, familyfriendly fun-filled event held 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Sat.-Sun., 11 a.m.6 p.m. Mon., Custom House Plaza, Monterey State Historic Park, adjacent to Old Fisherman’s Wharf, Monterey. 831-6496545. www.montereywharf.com/ 27: Memorial Day Observed Memorial Day Salute. Sponsored by the city of Carmel-by-the-Sea and American Legion Post 512 begins with the ringing of the World War I Memorial Bell at Ocean and San Carlos. Speeches from city dignitaries and military officials in Devendorf Park. 11 a.m., Devendorf Park. Ocean Ave, and Junipero, Carmel. 831-624-9941 www.ci.carmel.ca.us All dates & events subject to change.
DINING Patisserie Stroll down Cannery Row across from the Monterey Bay Aquarium and you will find Austino’s Patisserie. On the outside you will find an almost perfect restoration of the historic building know as the La Ida Café from 1929. On the inside you will find a wonderful selection of coffee, pastries, sandwiches, soups, salads, snacks and more. If it is ice cream you crave, Austino’s proudly serves Bud’s Ice Cream in a variety of flavors. (831) 655-5015 851 Cannery Row Monterey, CA 93940
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Italian Seafood This Fisherman's Wharf favorite provides a light-hearted atmosphere and high energy Italian spirit. The décor achieves an uncluttered effect perfect for casual and elegant dining. Café Fina produces its own fettuccini, linguini, and ravioli and serves them with fresh herb sauces. Owner Dominic Mercurio insists on serving the freshest of seafood, most of which comes from here on the Monterey Bay. Take advantage of the first wood burning brick oven on the peninsula and enjoy the steak and veal dishes. Homemade desserts such as cannoli and crème brulee help to cap the evening off wonderfully. Lunch 11:30-2:30; M-F; 11:30 to closing Sat & Sun (831) 372-5200 • cafefina.com Dinner 5 PM to close, daily 47 Fisherman’s Wharf, Monterey $ MC, Visa, AE
CRAZY HORSE RESTAURANT Steaks-Seafood-Pasta
Great American Dining Famous for its salad bar for over 30 years, The Crazy Horse Restaurant offers casual “gourmet American dining” at moderate prices. They boast char broiled New York and Rib Eye Steaks, along with daily chicken and fish specials. All dinners are complimented by the “Award Winning Salad Buffet”, featuring the freshest produce to be found on the Peninsula. A friendly, energetic staff in a comfortable southwestern décor.
(831) 649-4771 or (831) 649-1020 Above the Bay Park Hotel 1425 Munras Ave., Monterey
Voted “BEST SALADS” 2011 Monterey County Weekly
www.bayparkhotel.com $ All Major Credit Cards Accepted
Italian Seafood A local favorite since 1981, Domenico’s on the Wharf offers exceptional Italian cuisine featuring fresh local seafood caught each morning. Take pleasure in a neverending water show provided by the local marine life. Enjoy the house-made pasta dishes, cocktail lounge and an award winning wine list. All this, set against the backdrop of Monterey’s historic yacht harbor. One visit to Domenico’s on the Wharf and you will become a regular guest, too. (831) 372-3655 50 Fisherman’s Wharf, Monterey domenicosmonterey.com
Lunch 11:30-2:30; M-F; 11:30 to closing Sat & Sun Dinner 5 PM to close, daily $$ MC, Visa, AE
Country European In the warmth of a Mediterranean setting, enjoy the spirited flavorful foods of European country style cuisine. Feast on a variety of specialties from the open mesquite grill such as fresh seafood, rack of lamb and steaks. An international selection of premium wines and full bar service enhance the food and the fun. Lunch and dinner served daily. On Sundays, enjoy brunch outdoors on our sunny patio. Banquets and private parties welcome. Reservations (831) 372-3456 Located at 223 17th street, Pacific Grove.
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California-French Fifi’s is an authentic French Bistro owned and operated with love by Michele and Calvin Wilkes. (She is French, he is English) Here are some of the most recent reviews: “Best Dinner for two under $100 in Monterey County” New York Times, “Best French Restaurant in Monterey County” The Weekly Readers Poll every year from 20052010, “Number One: Classic, not Costly” Monterey Herald, “Considering the quality, this bistro may well be the best value on the Peninsula” Monterey Herald, “Best use of music and candlelight in a restaurant” Coast Weekly Editor’s Pick, “Moules Frites….Best Seafood in Monterey County” Budget Traveler. Open 7 days a week. Reservations suggested (831) 372-5325 Lunch, Dinner, Sunday Brunch 1188 Forest Avenue near Prescott, Pacific Grove www.fifiscafe.com $ All Major Credit Cards Accepted
FIFI’S CAFE BISTRO
Seafood The Fish Hopper offers the diner the best seafood with spectacular panoramic views of Monterey Bay from every table and alfresco patio dining. The Fish Hopper is well known for their variety of seafood, pastas, steaks, delectable desserts made in-house, and exotic flaming drinks. A perfect place for the whole family to enjoy fine dining on Historic Cannery Row. Open Mon.-Fri. 11:00 am - 10:00 pm; Sat. & Sun. 11:00 am - 10:00 pm $$ All Major Credit Cards Accepted
Reservations (831) 372-8543 700 Cannery Row, Monterey www.fishhopper.com
Seafood Waterfront dining. This fine restaurant offers panoramic views of Monterey Marina. Dine on the freshest of fish while watching the harbor seals cavort, the silent sailing boats and the swooping sea gulls. The menu offers a complete range of fresh seafood priced from $6.95 to $19.95. The atmosphere is unhurried and a wonderful place for relaxing with friends or families. Top quality food and service at sensible prices. Waterfront banquet rooms available. (831) 375-3113 Located on Fisherman's Wharf, Monterey.
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Seafood Old Fisherman’s Grotto is one of Monterey’s traditions in fine dining. Since 1950, the Shake family has owned and operated the Grotto, offering fresh seafood, world-famous clam chowder, a variety of steaks, pastas, fresh-made desserts and a tempting list of appetizers. A children’s menu is also available. Your hosts, the Shake family, awaits you to enjoy a memorable dining experience on the historic Fisherman’s Wharf with fantastic views of Monterey Bay (831) 375-4604 39 Old Fisherman’s Wharf #1, Monterey
Lunch & Dinner 11:00 am - 10:00 pm daily $$ All Major Credit Cards Accepted
Japanese Steakhouse and Sushi A meal at Sapporo Japanese Steakhouse and Sushi is much more than a meal. It’s a performance! Enjoy Japanese cooking teppanyaki-style tender chicken, succulent seafood, juicy steaks grilled right in front of your eyes. Exceptionally fresh fish is crafted into a remarkable display of traditional and specialty sushi and sashimi. Couple these with the magnificent panoramic view of the Monterey Bay and your dining experience will be something you won’t forget. Reservations: (831)333-1616 Fisherman’s Wharf II, Monterey
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Things to Do & See A visit to the Monterey Peninsula is not complete without a stop at this outstanding natural history museum. The Pacific Grove Museum emphasizes the natural history of Monterey County. The exhibits deal mainly with the local birds, mammals, reptiles, amphibians, insects, Indians and Geology. Located at the corner of Forest and Central Avenues in Pacific Grove, the Museum is open Tuesday through Saturday 10:00 am to 5:00 pm. Admission is free.
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Take a tour of the West Coast’s oldest working lighthouse. Located in Pacific Grove, near the intersection Lighthouse and Asilomar avenues. Self guided tours; a $2.00 donation is suggested. Normal hours 1:00-4:00 Thursday-Monday.
MONTEREY BAY AQUARIUM Explore the aquarium’s newly expanded Splash Zone exhibit – it’s twice the size and double the fun! The new and larger edition of the award-winning exhibit – like a children’s museum inside an aquarium – explores three ocean habitats: the Enchanted Kelp Forest, Coral Reef Kingdom and Rugged Rocky Shore. The aquarium has combined new live animal exhibits, new interactive experiences and games with visitor favorites from the original galleries. Beautifull lined seahorses (photo) are featured in the new “Secret Lives of Seahorses” exhibit.Open daily from 10 am to 6 pm (9:30 am to 6 pm during the summer months and on holidays.) General admission is $34.95 for adults; Seniors (65+) $31.95; Student (13 thru 17 or college I.D.) $31.95; Children 3-12 and the disabled $21.95; Children under 3 admitted free. Military discount. Your Hotel/Motel may have “Advance Tickets.” (831) 648-4888. Located at 886 Cannery Row, Monterey. Visit www.montereyaquarium.org
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PACIFIC GROVE MUSEUM OF NATURAL HISTORY
BICYCLING Enjoy miles of beautiful shoreline bicycle paths, tour Monterey, Pacific Grove, Pebble Beach, Carmel, and/or Point Lobos. All gates for 17 Mile Drive (Pebble Beach) are now open daily (except for special events). There is no entry fee charged for cyclists. Adventures by the Sea, located at 299 Cannery Row, rent mountain bikes and other transportation.
KAYAKING A very relaxing way to see Monterey and Historic Cannery Row is by sea kayak. Views of spectacular rocky coves and sandy beaches will captivate you, while playful seals and sea otters entertain you. For the sports enthusiast or weekend voyager, sea kayaking is easy and fun. You can rent a kayak at Adventures-bythe-Sea, Inc., 299 Cannery Row.
Discover the special charms of Carmel on a guided walking tour through secret pathways, hidden courtyards, award-winning gardens and by enchanting fairytale cottages…the homes, haunts, and history of famous artists, writers, and movie stars. Learn about the spirit, characters and customs that make Carmel unique. Tour offered every Saturday at 10 AM and 2 PM, and Tuesday thru Friday at 10 AM. $25 per person. Call for reservations (831)642-2700. Tour meets in the outdoor courtyard of the Pine Inn on Lincoln Street at Ocean Avenue in Carmel. wwwcarmelwalks.com
CARMEL MISSION The historic Carmel Mission Basilica sits behind adobe walls in a quiet area of Carmel. Built in 1771, the Basilica reflects the beautiful architecture of early California. A representation of the tomb of its’ founder, Father Junipero Serra, is displayed in the museum building as are the monks’ living quarters which are preserved in their original décor and artifacts. Father Serra is buried at the foot of the altar in the Basilica. Tours are available, or you can walk the grounds at your leisure during operating hours. Hours are from 9:30 am-5:00 pm Mon-Sat and 10:30 am-5:00 pm on Sunday. Closed Easter Sunday and Monday, Thanksgiving, and over the Christmas holidays, Dec. 24th-Dec. 26th. Admissions for upkeep and restoration are $6.50 for adults, $4.00 for seniors, $2.00 for children ages 7 and up (free for children under 6). Located at 3080 Rio Road, Carmel, CA. (831)624-1271. www.carmelmission.org
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Salinas Valley ~ he Salinas Valley, one of the largest and most productive agricultural centers in the world, has long been known as the “Salad Bowl of the World.” Now, with the world-class National Steinbeck Center, dedicated to the work of native son John Steinbeck in full operation, Salinas has also commanded a prominent position in local tourism as the heart of “Steinbeck Country.”
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History Small tribes of Native Americans made their home in the Salinas area for centuries before Spanish soldiers and missionaries arrived to build a presidio at Monterey and missions at Carmel, Soledad, San Juan Bautista and the San Antonio Valley. Under Spanish rule, settlements developed around the Central Coast’s missions, but the valley remained largely undeveloped until Mexico overthrew its Spanish rulers and began granting lands in Alta California to Mexican families. Among the ranchos granted to settlers by the Mexican government after Mexico seceded from Spain in 1822 were Sausal and Nacional. Salinas City was born on adjoining parts of both of these ranchos after California had become part of the United States. During the early years of the Gold Rush, James Bryant Hill purchased Rancho Nacional and became a pioneer wheat grower. In 1854, he was named postmaster of the Salinas post office, although there was no town of that name yet. In 1867, Alberto Trescony, who had bought the inn from Howe, sold it and 160 acres to Alanson Riker and William Jackson. Forming a partnership with cattle rancher Eugene Sherwood, they laid out a city a half-mile square. Knowing the railroad’s importance in getting the agricultural products of the area to market, Sherwood offered Southern Pacific Railroad free acreage for right-of-
way and a depot, which opened in 1872. That was the year Salinas City became the Monterey County seat. Two years later it was incorporated as a charter city. As agricultural enterprise in the Salinas Valley moved from hides and tallow to grains, sugar beets and beans, and after World War I, to the “green gold” of lettuce, artichokes and broccoli, Salinas became one of the wealthiest cities per capita in the United States. The Boronda Adobe History Center, located in Salinas, is the headquarters of the Monterey County Historical Society. In addition to the oldest standing adobe in the Salinas Valley, a Queen Anne style house designed by area architect William H. Weeks and the Lagunita School that Steinbeck wrote about in his story “The Red Pony” are located on the property. Today Our comfortable climate, abundant natural resources and diverse population provide a solid economic and cultural environment that is becoming increasingly popular with tourists. The Salinas Valley is the focus of a number of unique attractions, annual events and historical landmarks. Each year, the California Rodeo Salinas ranks in the top 20 of nearly 800 North American rodeos sanctioned by the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association. Oldtown Salinas, located in the city’s center, is composed of beautifully designed buildings constructed in the late 1800’s and early 1900’s.
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Things to Do & See GOLF The word is synonymous with the Monterey Peninsula area which boasts 14 courses including the worldfamous greens of Pebble Beach, Spyglass Hill, the exclusive Cypress Point Golf Club, and the new Poppy Hills. Beginners may want to try the gentle greens of the Old Del Monte, the Peninsula’s first golf course.
POINT SUR LIGHTHOUSE Located 19 miles south of Carmel along Rt. 1, Point Sur Lighthouse guards the spectacular Big Sur coast from a remote highland. Unique panoramic views, superb whale watching, and lighthouse history. Access by 3 hour volunteer-led walking tours: Sat. & Sun. year-round and Weds, April through October. Admission. Phone (831) 625-4419
NATIONAL STEINBECK CENTER This museum and archive are dedicated to the life and works of Nobel prize-winning author John Steinbeck. The Center is located at One Main Street in the author’s hometown of Salinas, CA, a 20 minute drive from Monterey. Open everyday from 10 am to 5 pm. Admission charged. Info: (831) 796-3833 or www.steinbeck.org
FOR THE KIDS Take the kids to “Dennis The Menace Park,” which was designed by the cartoonist, Hank Ketchum (who lived in Pebble Beach.) This city-owned park is surrounded by El Estero Lake. The park boasts swings, slides and a myriad of creative things to do to keep your children busy and happy for hours. Admission free.
ralists and crews. Join one of the daily excursions leaving from Fisherman's Wharf, Montery. Contact one of the following to plan your trip. Princess Monterey Whale Watching 831-372-2203, Randy's Whale Watching 831372-7440, or Chris Whale Watching 831-375-5951
OLD FISHERMAN’S WHARF Old Fisherman’s Wharf in Monterey was built in 1846 for the many trading vessels bringing goods from around Cape Horn. Today visitors seek out a bit of history and the finest fresh seafood meals served anywhere. While the focus may have changed, the wharf is still a working wharf. One of the many ways the old blends with the new is with whale watching and fishing trips. Visitors can enjoy a sightseeing cruise to view migrating whales or a fishing trip to bring back a limit of fish.
STANDUP PADDLEBOARDING Try one of the fastest growing watersports right here on the Monterey Bay! Glide across the water, get a great workout and enjoy a new perspective just walking on the water! Rentals and lessons available at Adventures-by-the-Sea. (831)372-1807.
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