August 2009 )
The official e-newsletter of the Monterey Peninsula on-line guide August 2009
in this issue
  • Big Sur
  • Carmel
  • Carmel Valley
  • Monterey
  • Pebble Beach
  • Pacific Grove
  • Salinas
  • Seaside

  • Big Sur

    Ventana Wildlife Society
    August 9, 2009
    Ventana Wildlife Society

    This two-hour tour will take you down the coast with VWS's informed staff to view magnificient and endangered California condors using radio telemetry to track the condors. (831) 455-9514 California Condor Viewing Tour


    2009 Jazz at the Plaza
    Friday, July 10, 2009 through Friday, September 25, 2009
    Friday Evenings 5pm-7pm
    Carmel Plaza

    This is your chance to relax with good friends, enjoy local wines and fabulous food & listen to live jazz from the area's top musicians. Join us for Jazz at the Plaza, Carmel Plaza's premier summer concert series. Enjoy live jazz, tastings from local Monterey County wineries and indulgent delicacies from our very own Bistro Beaujolais every Friday evening, all summer long.

    Carmel Mission Inn We will provide breakfast coupons worth $10.00 for one or two persons for each day of your stay.

    Bach Festival 2009
    July 18 - August 1
    Carmel Bach Festival

    Welcome to a fresh 2009 Carmel Bach Festival where we blend new delights with the traditions that have made the Festival a beloved treasure for 72 years. Through music and ideas, the Carmel Bach Festival immerses you in the ongoing and historical influence of Johann Sebastian Bach. This year is the 200th anniversary of the birth of Mendelssohn and death of Haydn. The Festival honors these composers by drawing connections from Bach to Mendelssohn and Haydn.

    Carol Parker "In the Fields"
    August 8, from 6 to 8 - Reception

    Carmel Art Association

    Carol Parker presents recent works of local field workers, farmlands and vineyards in oil and watercolor.

    Carmel-by-the-Sea Concours on the Avenue
    Motor Club Events

    The Carmel-by-the-Sea Concourse on the Avenue will focus on vehicles not usually seen during the ten day period. The cars will include a variety of legendary vehicles. Well over 175 cars will be on display in groups of juried classes. These will include Luxury Cars, Muscle Cars, Hot Rods, and Sporting Cars.

    The Annual Khaki's Ferrari Event
    August 15, 2009 | Saturday 4:30pm - 7:00pm
    Kha ki's of Carmel

    Call or email Khaki's for advance $25.00 tickets, $40 day of event. All proceeds will benefit: Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation & Carmel Youth Center Khaki's Annual Ferrari Event held each August during the Concours D' Elegance week has become a must go to for Italian car owners. The event benefits The Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation and The Carmel Youth Center. Guests enjoy wine from local Monterey County wineries along with food delicacies from the Barnyard Shopping Village restaurants. Please join us at Carmel's Barnyard Shopping Village from 4:30p.m. - 7:00p.m. for an evening of refinement and class: automobiles, high fashion, live jazz, and fine food and wine. For questions, please call 831-625-8106 .

    Carmel Valley

    Carmel Valley Fiesta
    Aug 1 - Aug 2
    Carmel Valley
    CV Community Park

    The 20th annual Carmel Valley Fiesta will be held August 1-2 this year at the Community Park in Carmel Valley, sponsored by Carmel Valley Kiwanis. The event kicks off with the traditional Hoopla BBQ at Trail and Saddle Club, Friday July 31st and proceeds benefit the Scholarship Program. Saturday starts with the Valley Volunteers pancake breakfast and the 8.3 mile Mountain Run. The parade starts at 10:30 and winds through the Village ending at the Park. The Fiesta Classic Car Show returns from rave reviews. Activities in the Park include free music from top area bands, kid's games, arts and crafts, a variety of food booths and the CV Kiwanis train! Sunday begins with more pancakes, the Fiesta Dog Show, continuing music and activities and concludes with the Raffle grand prize drawing for a week excursion in Molokai. All proceeds are returned to the Community in a variety of ways through Carmel Valley Kiwanis. For more information and specific event forms, please visit www.cvkclub.org and come enjoy some fun in the sun.

    Monterey Bay Travelodge $79 Queen Bed

    Ferrari FCA Vintage Concours
    Aug 13
    Carmel Valley
    Chateau Julien Wine Estate

    1pm to 4pm Guests can view over 175 concours-quality Ferraris parked eloquently throughout the Estate, stroll Ferrari-lifestyle booths or indulge in a choice of BBQ, espresso bar, gelato or favorite Chateau Julien wine. Cost: $30/person, admittance fee, parking off-site. Please contact the Wine Estate directly at (831)624-2600 for more information.

    Jewish Food Festival
    Aug 30
    Carmel Valley
    5716 Carmel Valley Road, Mid Carmel Valley

    A wonderful celebration of "Jewish Soul Food", sublimely comforting and reminding us of the old days. Additionally there is music, Israeli folk dancing, handmade arts and crafts, synagogue tours, take-out. Free admission and free parking at Carmel Middle School. 831-624-2015.


    Hearst Castle Prices & Packages

    * One Night Stay in a Queen Deluxe Room
    * Two Tickets to Hearst Castle
    * Two Tickets to the Monterey Bay Aquarium
    * Complimentary Breakfast Buffet each morning of your stay with us
    * Destination related map
    * $189, 2 adults. Mon-Wed.
    * Thur - Sunday higher rates apply call hotel direct for prices.
    * Subject to availability.

    Subject to availability and is based on 1-2 persons/One room. Not valid during special events. No other discounts apply. Package Expires August 31st, 2009.Black out dates Aug 13-15th, 2009. To reserve this package, please call the hotel direct at 831-372-2908 or toll free 888-930-7666.

    Winemakers' Celebration
    Aug 8
    Custom House Plaza

    Join us in Celebrating Monterey's Wine Country at the Historic Custom House Plaza in downtown Monterey. Taste the world class wines of over 50 Monterey County wineries and boogie to the tunes of the Dennis Murphy Band. Enjoy educational displays, barrel building demonstration by Seguin Moreau Cooperage, bid on items at our extraordinary wine auction and taste local restaurant delicacies.

    Lighthouse District New Monterey Presents Movie in the Park - Grease
    Aug 8
    Scholze Park

    The New Monterey Business Association presents Movies in the Park! Bring the whole family and enjoy a cinematic evening under the stars on the second Saturday of the month at Scholze Park in New Monterey. Tonight we'll be watching Grease! All films will begin after sunset, but you are welcome to come early and bring a picnic. All Movies in the Park will be held outdoors at Scholze Park, located at the corner of Lighthouse Ave and Dickman Ave in front of the Monterey Senior Center. Remember to dress warmly and bring blankets and/or chairs. Please do not bring pets or alcohol. Minors must be accompanied by an adult. Tickets: Admission is free, but because space is limited tickets must be obtained in advance from one of the following locations: 7-Eleven (381 David Ave); Bookbuyers Monterey (600 Lighthouse Ave); Bottles 'n' Bins (898 Lighthouse Ave); Carpets & Floors, Inc. (471 Lighthouse Ave); Columbus Property Management (535 Foam St, Suite 200); The Cutting Center (301 Lighthouse Ave); EMC Planning Group (301 Lighthouse Ave); Furniture Avenue (842 Lighthouse Ave); Good Stuff (605 Lighthouse Ave); Henry's BBQ Restaurant (401 Lighthouse Ave); Olio Vintage Fun (213 Lighthouse Ave); On The Beach Surf Shop (693 Lighthouse Ave); Papa John's Pizza (598 Lighthouse Ave); Plato's Closet (402 Lighthouse Ave); Poppleton's Interior Design & Furnishings (299 Lighthouse Ave); Rabobank (599 Lighthouse Ave); Searle Custom Framing (663 Lighthouse Ave).

    Monterey County Fair
    Aug 12 - Aug 16
    Monterey County Fairgrounds

    The 2009 Fair is destined to be 'boat loads' of excitement as visitors "Reel in the Fun" at the 73rd annual Monterey County Fair. Come celebrate Monterey County's' coastal wonders, abundant agriculture and family fun for everyone! The theme "represents the essence of the fair; a place where the community can come together to celebrate all that Monterey County has to offer, both on land and below the bay. The fair has something for everyone; entertainment, agriculture, education, fun-fair-food and Monterey County wine." said Kelly Baldwin, CEO of the Monterey County Fair.

    Sports & Classics of Monterey
    Aug 13 - Aug 15
    Portola Hotel & Spa and Monterey Conference Center

    When the focus of the collector car world returns to Monterey, California this summer, all eyes will be on preeminent international auction house, RM Auctions and their eagerly awaited Sports & Classics of Monterey auction event. A longstanding summer tradition for vintage car collectors and enthusiasts from around the world, RM's Sports & Classics of Monterey event was the first and original auction held during the now famous Pebble Beach weekend. Now in its 24th year, it is still regarded as the "heart" of Monterey's classic car week festivities and one of the largest auction events of its kind.

    Rodeway Inn $49.99 per Room Sunday-Thursday Double occupancy

    36th Rolex Monterey Historic Automobile Races Featured Marque: Porsche
    Aug 14 - Mar 16
    Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca

    Each year we pay special tribute to the history of motor racing, automobiles and the people who made and raced them. Over 400 of the finest cars will be entered, spanning nearly every era of the motorsports history. Spectators and competitors from across the globe converge on the Monterey Peninsula to enjoy the races and related events during what has become known as "Monterey Week." Fans will see many rare and exotic cars racing on track and included in informative displays. This year's annual celebration of a specific manufacture features Porsche and thousands of compassionate enthusiasts will converge on the raceway.

    Concorso Italiano
    Aug 14
    Laguna Seca Golf Ranch

    Concorso Italianoᆴ, the Celebration of Italian Style, opens the traditional Monterey Automotive Weekend each year in August. Expect to see as many as 800 rare and beautiful examples of Italian automotive & Italian motorcycles. Enjoy a wonderful Fashion Show and beautiful on-stage music. Concorso Italiano will be held amidst the grand setting of Laguna Seca Golf Ranch in Monterey Bay, California on August 14. We are pleased to announce that on-site parking is provided for all attendees. To register a vehicle for display or to order advance tickets, visit www.concorso.com.

    Mecum Collector Car Auction
    Aug 15
    Hyatt Regency Monterey Resort & Spa on the Del Mon

    The Mecum Auction Company, famous for selling high-performance collector cars and automobilia for more than 20 years, is excited to announce the new Mecum Monterey Auction , taking place on Saturday, August 15, 2009, at 10 a.m. The one-day auction will feature 200 extraordinary cars up for bid. Consignment, Bidder, event and accommodation information is available by calling 815.568.8888.

    Spirit West Coast
    July 30 - August 1
    Laguna Seca

    The annual Northern/Central California Spirit West Coast festival takes place at the Laguna Seca Recreation Area (Monterey) on July 30 - Aug 1. Most of the artists appearing at the Del Mar festival also appear in Monterey, but there are always some who appear just at one or the other. It's common to find people to attend both festivals, and fans agree that the summer Monterey event is a very different experience from the Del Mar spring event. The festivals do have many core things in common: multiple stages, dozens of artists, great teaching, camping, children's activities and ministry, all in a resort vacation area setting. Although each event does have its own nuances and character, they both share the common purpose of presenting the Gospel of Jesus Christ and celebrating faith in Him.

    Pebble Beach

    Blackhawk Exposition Sale
    August 12 - August 16

    Best Western DeAnza Inn Stay 2 Nights and receive 50% off your Third night with us! Enjoy a delicious Continental Breakfast, Wireless Internet, Parking, 24 Hour Coffee Service, Fresh Fruit, Pool and Spa.

    Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance August 16
    The Lodge at Pebble Beach

    59th annual Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance held at The Lodge at Pebble Beach.

    Pacific Grove

    August 14
    Pacific Grove Concours

    The colorful 15th Annual Pacific Grove Concours Auto Rally, which has raised over one hundred five thousand dollars for non-profit organizations on the Monterey Peninsula. This year we are featuring Triumph as our marque. We hope you plan on being included.


    42nd Annual Monterey Scottish Games & Celtic Festival
    Aug 1 - Aug 2
    Toro Park, Salinas

    This very popular Celtic celebration brings the music, dance and athletic events of the mystical lands of Scotland and Ireland to Monterey County. Why fly to Scotland and Ireland when you can enjoy the cultural bounty of the region right here. Featuring fun activities for the whole family, the 42nd Annual Scottish Games & Celtic Festival will offer a variety of live Celtic entertainment with massed pipe bands on parade, including California pipe bands and Highland and Irish dancers. The very special entertainment at the 2009 Festival will include Irish entertainer, Ken OMalley and the Twilight Lords Band, Mollys Revenge, and fiddler John Taylor performing with special guest singer and guitarist, Ed Miller. The Festival will feature exciting Scottish heavy athletic competition events, including the famous Caber Toss. Great entertainment will be provided by professional Celtic Bands. Exciting colorful activities will include pipe band competitions, Drum Major competitions, Highland Dancing, Irish Step Dancing, Sheepdog herding, Clan and Celtic Association Tents. Stroll through the Avenue of Clans, visit one of the Clan tents and trace your ancestry.


    La Dolce Vita Automobili at Black Horse
    Aug 14
    Bayonet and Black Horse Golf Course

    This wonderful event returns an Italian car and lifestyles event to the newly rennovated Bayonet and Black Horse Golf Course Friday, August 14, 2009. An impressive display of cars including Alfa Romeo, Fiat, Lancia, Ferrari, Lamborghini, Maserati, DeTomaso, Mserati and more will be on public display amidst wonderful vendors selling art, automobilia and lifestyles items. There will be live music throughout the day with educational overviews of the cars for the audiencce from experts and personalities in the collector car industry. This event is free to those 17 and younger when accompanied by a paying adult and La Dolce is encouraging people to bring younger generations to this event so that they may develop a passion for cars of the past as well as learn a great deal about them. www.ladolcevitamontereybay.com 480 277-1864 cindy@carprusa.com

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