Christmas at the Inns

Pacific Grove has a marvelous collection of well preserved inns. The two days of this celebration let the public come in, listen to lovely singing groups, enjoy seasonal refreshments, and take in the ambiance of the restored inns themselves. This is a great way to get a start on your holiday spirit. For details call […]

Farmers Market (Soledad)

Downtown Soledad Soledad

Chilly mornings make getting out and about a little more challenging but the fresh offerings at the local farmers market make for a good motivator. Yes, selections are limited but the values and the people make it a worthwhile use of your time. Come out and find that perfect item for dinner or find some […]

Pacific Grove Parade of Lights

Downtown Pacific Grove Lighthouse Avenue, Pacific Grove , CA

As you might expect the Last Hometown has a parade for almost everything, especially the Christmas season.  Proceeding down Lighthouse Avenue and including floats, bands, marching and dancing groups as well as local clubs it is definitely a real "hometown" experience. Details at http://www.business.pacificgrove.org

Farmers Market (Salinas Valley Memorial Hospital)

Chilly mornings make getting out and about a little more challenging but the fresh offerings at the local farmers market make for a good motivator. Yes, selections are limited but the values and the people make it a worthwhile use of your time. Come out and find that perfect item for dinner or find some […]

Farmers Market (Moss Landing)

Power Plant Foods CA 1, Moss Landing, CA

Chilly mornings make getting out and about a little more challenging but the fresh offerings at the local farmers market make for a good motivator. Yes, selections are limited but the values and the people make it a worthwhile use of your time. Come out and find that perfect item for dinner or find some […]

50 K for 50 Years

Palo Corona Park Entrance south of Crossroads, Carmel, CA

Celebrating 50 years of our regional park system, they are rewarding dedicated hikers and selfie buffs with limited edition stickers and t-shirts commemorating the founding of our Monterey Peninsula Parks. If you hike 50 kilometers and/or take a selfie of yourself at all of the local parks you can be eligible for these cool prizes. […]

Harvey-Baker House

Harvey House Heritage Park, Salinas, CA

Part of the new Heritage Park in Salinas is the Harvey-Baker House. It is the home of the first mayor of Salinas and one of the first residences built in the city proper.  Friendly and knowledgeable docents will guide you through a trip into the early days of Salinas and California's transition into the United […]

Gingerbread House Creation

Hofsas House San Carlos & Fourth, Carmel B.T.S., CA

Carmel's beautiful Harrison Library has a unique fund-raising idea. Let the kids build gingerbread houses and have a contest.  So bring a child, not your inner one, pick up your kit, and build away. You can do it at the site or take it home, either way it will be eligible for entry into the […]

Mini Masterpieces

Monterey Museum of Art 720 Via Mirada, Monterey, CA

A free day at the museum and lots of neat activities for children. Chalk drawing, creation of their own "Mini-Masterpiece", and a scavenger hunt through the museum itself. While at the same time the exhibit of mini-masterpieces created by local artists and the sale of the works benefits the museum. More details available athttp://www.montereyart.org

Winter Dance/Celtic Christmas

St. Mary's By The Sea Episcopal Church Central and Twelfth, Pacific Grove , CA

Part of their long running music series, St. Mary's Church presents four talented and experienced musicians in the Celtic traditions. You can check out their backgrounds at the website as well as get lots more info. Here it ishttp://www.stmarysbythesea.org