May
17
Fri
Carmel Art Festival @ City of Carmel-by-the-Sea Devendorf Park
May 17 all-day

Combining plein aire 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. On Thursday and Friday, artists create in the park and outdoors throughout the Monterey Peninsula, while Saturday features more Sculpture in the Park, along with live music, awards, and live and silent auctions of the plein aire pieces. On Sunday, artists engage in a Quick Draw competition, with the results also put on sale alongside more plein aire pieces.

Salinas Valley Fair @ Salinas Valley Fairgrounds
May 17 all-day

Enjoy the atmosphere of an old-fashioned county fair, complete with carnival, bull-riding, craft and 4-H exhibit, music and more.

Carmel Art Festival @ City of Carmel-by-the-Sea, Devendorf Park
May 17 @ 9:00 am

Combining plein aire 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. On Thursday and Friday, artists create in the park and outdoors throughout the Monterey Peninsula, while Saturday features more Sculpture in the Park, along with live music, awards, and live and silent auctions of the plein aire pieces. On Sunday, artists engage in a Quick Draw competition, with the results also put on sale alongside more plein aire pieces.

39th Annual CMHACY Conference – Shaping our Communities: Compassion, Engagement, Collective Impact @ Asilomar Conference Grounds
May 17 @ 8:00 pm

CONFERENCE WEDNESDAY, MAY 15 – FRIDAY, MAY 17, 2019

YOUTH, FAMILY/CAREGIVER, EDUCATION, &
PROVIDER/AGENCY PRE-CONFERENCES TUESDAY, MAY 14, 2019

Our mission is to empower and expand the coalition of individuals in California
who work to uplift and enhance the lives of all children, youth & families.

California Mental Health Advocacy for Children and Youth (CMHACY) is a diverse association of passionate stakeholders who promote high-quality behavioral health services for children, youth, and families. Comprised of parents, youth, public and private sector providers, educators, County agency leaders, state department officials, policymakers and professional advocates, CMHACY’s “signature event” is the annual conference held on the picturesque
Asilomar Conference grounds in Pacific Grove.

Since 1980 this conference has offered a forum for policy development, spawned collaboration and partnerships among counties and providers, incubated state-wide parent and youth organizations, hosted nationally recognized speakers, and showcased cutting-edge programs and clinical advances. The conference’s unique, “rustic” culture encourages informal interaction among consumers, providers, policymakers, and advocates.

CMHACY is a tax-exempt, non-profit, educational organization.

Registration is now closed!

Onsite registration will be available,

but space is limited!

 

May
18
Sat
Carmel Art Festival @ City of Carmel-by-the-Sea Devendorf Park
May 18 all-day

Combining plein aire 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. On Thursday and Friday, artists create in the park and outdoors throughout the Monterey Peninsula, while Saturday features more Sculpture in the Park, along with live music, awards, and live and silent auctions of the plein aire pieces. On Sunday, artists engage in a Quick Draw competition, with the results also put on sale alongside more plein aire pieces.

Salinas Valley Fair @ Salinas Valley Fairgrounds
May 18 all-day

Enjoy the atmosphere of an old-fashioned county fair, complete with carnival, bull-riding, craft and 4-H exhibit, music and more.

Carmel Art Festival @ City of Carmel-by-the-Sea, Devendorf Park
May 18 @ 9:00 am

Combining plein aire 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. On Thursday and Friday, artists create in the park and outdoors throughout the Monterey Peninsula, while Saturday features more Sculpture in the Park, along with live music, awards, and live and silent auctions of the plein aire pieces. On Sunday, artists engage in a Quick Draw competition, with the results also put on sale alongside more plein aire pieces.

Big Sur Redwood Forest Restoration at Glen Deven Ranch @ Crossroads Shopping Center Park & Ride Rio Road
May 18 @ 9:30 am – 2:30 pm

Join the Watershed Stewards Program and Big Sur Land Trust in restoring a redwood forest and steelhead trout habitat in Big Sur!

About this Event

WHEN: Saturday, May 18th, 9:30 AM – 2:30 PM

WHAT: Removing invasive species and planting native shrubs to restore the redwood forest and enhance steelhead trout habitat along Garrapata Creek

WHO: All ages are welcome, but this event is recommended for volunteers who are 16 and older. If you are under 18, please RSVP to receive a required liability waiver.

WHERE: Meet at the Crossroads Park & Ride (by Starbucks) in Carmel at 9:30 AM to carpool to Glen Deven Ranch.

BRING: Closed-toed shoes (sturdy working/hiking boots are recommended), long pants, lunch, water bottle, coffee mug, and appropriate sun and rain protection. We will be working outside, so be prepared to get dirty!

This event will happen rain or shine!

Water, snacks, and coffee will be provided, but please bring a lunch.

Please contact Emmy Anzalone at emily.anzalone@wildlife.ca.gov with any questions.

Castrovill Artichoke Festival 5K Beach Run @ Monterey County Fair & Event Center
May 18 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm

Artichoke festival 5k beach run

Join Arti the Artichoke from Ocean Mist Farms and Monte the CSUMB Otter for the 1st annual Castroville Artichoke Festival 5K Beach Run, at 10:30 AM, May 18, 2019 on the waterfront of the Monterey Tides hotel at 2600 San Dunes Dr., Monterey, CA 93940. Families, couples, runners and walkers are invited to come dressed as your favorite vegetable for a chance to win free ticket packages to the Artichoke Festival in June! All participants will get a free artichoke in their goodie bag, one free ticket to the Artichoke Festival, and room and restaurant discounts at this beautiful waterfront boutique hotel—all for a charitable cause, on the beautiful sands of the Monterey Bay.

Family Farm Day @ 1700 Old Stage Rd
May 18 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm

Join us for this free opportunity to visit our organic farm to enjoy festivities while learning about organic farming, biodiversity, and about our programs. You will be able to buy just harvested season produce from our On Farm Farmers Market Stands, and also to pick your delicious strawberries from our designed field. Grow your own food connection and enjoy the tours around our beautiful farm! This is the perfect opportunity to get to know your farmers. Kids activities, food vendors and local organizations will be part of our popular Family Farm Day. This is our only event of the season. Don’t miss the fun!!

COUNCILWOMAN the movie @ Seaside Branch Library
May 18 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

 

Here’s an inspiring immigrant story you probably haven’t seen before!

Councilwoman Carmen Castillo cleans hotel rooms and then ran for and won the seat in Providence RI City Council from the 9th Ward. She maintains her full-time job at the hotel and takes on her new role in politics. She faces skeptics who say she doesn’t have the education to govern, fights for a $15 hourly wage in the City, and wins a tough re-election against two contenders. It’s a journey behind the scenes after the victory.

This feature-length, award-winning documentary was more than seven years in the making. It will be released on PBS in the fall. The Monterey Bay area launch for the film’s impact campaign includes a screening of the film, a special Q&A following the film, and light refreshments.

JSS Evening of the Arts @ Carmel Mission
May 18 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Junipero Serra School is hosting a fundraising event for our Arts and Music program. We invite all current JSS families, alumna, parish and community members to come and enjoy an adult evening of music, dinner and friendship while supporting our school! The student’s artwork will be on display. We are raising funds specifically for materials, clay, looms and instructional fieldtrips. Enjoy a Tri-Tip dinner, silent and live auction and live music.

Tickets are $25 per person. A Table of 8 for $175.00 can be purchased by calling the JSS office at 831.624.8322.

We hope to see you there! The JSS Community

May
19
Sun
Carmel Art Festival @ City of Carmel-by-the-Sea Devendorf Park
May 19 all-day

Combining plein aire 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. On Thursday and Friday, artists create in the park and outdoors throughout the Monterey Peninsula, while Saturday features more Sculpture in the Park, along with live music, awards, and live and silent auctions of the plein aire pieces. On Sunday, artists engage in a Quick Draw competition, with the results also put on sale alongside more plein aire pieces.

Salinas Valley Fair @ Salinas Valley Fairgrounds
May 19 all-day

Enjoy the atmosphere of an old-fashioned county fair, complete with carnival, bull-riding, craft and 4-H exhibit, music and more.

Carmel Art Festival @ City of Carmel-by-the-Sea, Devendorf Park
May 19 @ 9:00 am

Combining plein aire 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. On Thursday and Friday, artists create in the park and outdoors throughout the Monterey Peninsula, while Saturday features more Sculpture in the Park, along with live music, awards, and live and silent auctions of the plein aire pieces. On Sunday, artists engage in a Quick Draw competition, with the results also put on sale alongside more plein aire pieces.

Marina Farmers’ Market @ Marina, CA
May 19 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

Marina’s Farmers’ Market is every Sunday from 10am to 2pm at 215 Reservation Road in the Marina Village Shopping Center (near Grocery Outlet and in front of Lee’s Garden.

Old Monterey Walking Food Tour @ Monterey
May 19 @ 11:00 am

Follow a delicious trail of local treats through historic Monterey on a small-group food tour that includes plenty of tastings for a full lunch. Committing to lunch at a single restaurant means missing out on the diverse cuisines that make Monterey food so interesting; try a little bit of everything as you go from neighborhood restaurants to frozen treats and California wine, learning about Monterey history along the way.

What to expect:

Meet your guide at the Historic Custom House and embark upon your epicurean exploration of Monterey. Stops may include a step back in time as small bites are enjoyed in a historic setting. Venture to Alvarado Street and the hidden gems of downtown Monterey’s back streets where locals dine. Enjoy dishes from traditional Indian or Greek cuisine to local cider and pasta in a gastropub to deep dish pizza. Next, visit an artisan ice cream shop, sample handcrafted Ice cream while visiting the kitchen. Continue past many historic buildings in Monterey including a couple of California’s firsts. Finally, sip local wine and savor delicious local cheese in Old Monterey’s first winemaker tasting room or while you browse the art of 30 local artists. Bid your guide and group farewell but feel free to remain in the gallery or tasting room after the tour concludes.

FAQs

What is a walking food tour?

A walking food tour is a great way to visit multiple unique, local eateries to sample restaurant specialties at a leisurely pace, with the convenience of pre-planning and coordination by a local tour guide.

How far will we walk and how long are the tours?

Tours range from 1-2 miles and last approximately 3 hours.

Is the tour recommended for children?

Monterey Bay Food Tours leaves the decision to bring children up to the parents, but no special accommodations are made to include special menus or pricing. The tour is designed for people who have an appreciation for food. While we realize that many children may have a more limited palate, there are children who would enjoy the tour.

How many restaurants will we visit?

We generally visit 5-6 restaurants and eateries.

Does the tour include history?

The tour guide will highlight some historical and interesting facts, but the main focus of the tour is the culinary experience.

Should we tip?

Your ticket price cover sserver tips at all restaurants, but if you enjoy your experience tips are welcome for tour guides.

Are alcoholic beverages included?

Yes. Wine, beer and/or cocktails will be provided at some locations for those 21 and older with a valid ID. Water will be available at most stops. Bottled water is not provided in between stops, so you may choose to bring your own in case you get thirsty.

Are there ID or minimum age requirements to enter the event?

There is no minimum age to participate in the tour. However, anyone wishing to enjoy alcoholic beverages must be 21 years of age or older with a valid ID.

What are my transportation/parking options for getting to and from the event?

PARKING: Street parking is time limited so we recommend that you park in one of the public lots or parking garages. There is a parking garage approximately two blocks from our meeting location, Downtown East Garage, on Washington and Tyler Streets between E Franklin St. and del Monte Ave. (all day parking $7) and also a parking lot adjacent to Fisherman’s Wharf (rates range from $1.50 per hour/$10 maximum to $2 per hour/$15 maximum). These are both perfect places to park close to our meeting location.

How can I contact the organizer with any questions?

Contact Monterey Bay Food Tours

email: montereybayfoodtours@gmail.com

phone: 831-204-2211

What’s the refund policy?

No refunds will be issued. Re-scheduling may be accommodated on a case by case basis. Full-priced tickets must be purchased in advanced for all those 4 and older attending even if they will not be tasting. Participants under 4 may attend, but will not receive food tastings unless a ticket is purchased.

Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?

No, please go green and show your ticket on your mobile device or give the guide your name when you arrive.

Can I update my registration information?

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Is my registration fee or ticket transferrable?

Yes, your ticket is transferrable. If you need to change the date of your ticket, please contact Monterey Bay Food Tours at montereybayfoodtours@gmail.com or 831-204-2211.

Is it ok if the name on my ticket or registration doesn’t match the person who attends?

Yes

Science Sunday with Joe Burnett: Basin Fire Condor Rescue @ The Lab
May 19 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

 

It’s Science Sunday at the Lab, featuring Ventana Wildlife Society’s Joe Burnett, who will discuss the Basin Fire Condor Rescue

Condors were almost lost to extinction in the late 80s and heroic efforts to save them and reestablish populations in the wild have been successful. Those successes didn’t come easy and not without danger from natural forces like wildfire.

Come join Joe BurnettLead Biologist for Ventana Wildlife Society’s California Condor Recovery Project, as he shares his firsthand experience helping rescue 8 young, endangered condors from the 2008 Basin Fire. Joe will take you on the emotional rollercoaster ride of what transpired that unforgettable day, the obstacles faced, and the forces that aligned to make this rescue mission a real success.

Joe will also provide a behind-the-scenes look at how the Ventana Wildlife Society successfully restored condors to the wild in Big Sur and how they continue to release and monitor condors as part of their ongoing efforts to save this magnificent species.

Suitable for all ages!

Doors at 7 pm; $10-20 suggested donation; beer and wine available for purchase.

The Lab is located at 3728 The Barnyard, Suite G-23, Carmel CA 93923.

Questions? Email is at info@thelabarts.com.

May
20
Mon
Living History Days @ San Juan Bautista State Historic Park
May 20 @ 11:00 am – 4:00 pm

Step back to the early days of San Juan. Meet mountain men, Civil War soldiers, Victorian ladies, and more. Enjoy craft and cooking demonstrations. Enjoy an old-fashioned soda in the historic Plaza Hotel Saloon. See historic horse-drawn vehicles inside the Plaza Stables and Victorian furnishings in the Plaza Hotel and Zanetta family home.
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Pacific Grove Farmers Market @ Downtown Pacific Grove
May 20 @ 4:00 pm – 4:15 pm

The Pacific Grove Certified Farmers’ Markets’ new location is Central and Grand Ave right in front of Jewell Park, the Natural History Museum, and the Pacific Grove Library.

The Farmers’ Market is open every Monday 4pm – 7pm all year round. (We will be closed December 24th and 31st. Open all other holidays.)