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Hawaiian musician Michelle Kiba presents a ÒSwing is the ThingÓ ukulele workshop early Saturday evening, prior to her feature concert later that night at American Burger in Monterey.

Today

Dried Flower Fall Arrangements and Wreaths. 1-3p.m. and 6-8p.m. today at In Spirit Gallery, 13750A Center St., Carmel Valley. $25 per child, includes materials. 659-2841, inspiritgalleryart@att.net.

Call to artists The Pacific Grove Art Center is seeking donations to the Patrons Show to support the center and its mission to serve the community. Donations of paintings, drawings, sculpture, collage and photography are welcome. Each piece should be properly framed and wired for hanging. Artwork may be delivered to the Art Center office. Today is the deadline. Donor forms will be available at the time donations are received. Office hours are noon-5p.m. Wed-Sat and 1-4p.m. Sunday. 375-2208.

Semi-private introductory lesson to West Coast Swing. 6p.m. today at Carmel Woman's Club, Ninth Avenue and San Carlos Street, Carmel. No partner required. $5. 324-0816, www.wcsdanceco.com.

Beyond The Scale Network. 12:30p.m. today at Canterbury Woods, 651 Sinex Ave., Pacific Grove. Speaker: Audrey Fontaine, holistic health counselor. 601-4584, dbbeyondthescale@gmail.com.

"The Pre-Renaissance Textile Businessman Francesco di Marco Datini." 1:30-2:30p.m. today at in Lecture Forum 103 at Monterey Peninsula College, 980 Fremont St., Monterey. Lecture by Dr. Peter Kenez. Free. 646-4224, www.gentrain.org.

ART EVENTS

AND CLASSES

· OCT. 19-NOV. 30

Fall art course. 1-2p.m. Friday, Oct. 19-Nov. 30, at the Monterey Museum of Art, 559 Pacific St., Monterey. Students will draw inspiration from Auguste Rodin, Henri Matisse, Mark Rothko, Piet Mondrian and Jackson Pollock while working with clay, wire, recycled materials, and paper. $120. 372-5477 ext. 104, www.montereyart.org.

· OCT. 22

Book signing with Kaffe Fassett. Noon-2p.m. and 3-5p.m. Monday, Oct. 22, at Nepenthe restaurant, 48510 Highway 1, Big Sur. Kaffe Fassett revolutionized the textile world in the 1960's with his vibrant use of color. Fassett is traveling to the United States to lecture, teach and promote his new autobiography, "Kaffe Fassett: Dreaming in Color." Free. tniese@abramsbooks.com.

BENEFITS

· OCT. 19

"A Jewelry Affair." 4p.m. Friday, Oct. 19, at Joining Hands Benefit Shop, 26358 Carmel Rancho Lane, Carmel. Proceeds benefit housing needs in Monterey County. 293-8140.

· OCT. 20

Lobster boil. 6:30p.m. Saturday, Oct. 20, at San Carlos New Hall across from 500 Church St., Monterey. Benefits San Carlos School and sports programs. $70. 375-1324.

· OCT. 20

Pasta dinner fundraiser for Dorothy's Place. 4-6p.m. Saturday, Oct. 20, at St. Timothy Lutheran Church, 52 Soledad Drive, Monterey. All proceeds to Dorothy's Place. $10, $8 per child. 375-2042.

· OCT. 21

"Day of Healing." 10a.m.-1p.m. Sunday, Oct. 21, at Oya Salon, 201 Lighthouse Ave., Monterey. Oya staff and community volunteers will provide a variety of styling and therapeutic treatments to rejuvenate the soul. Free to breast cancer survivors within five years of diagnosis. 656-0570.

· OCT. 21

Animal Friends Rescue Project Second annual Dogtoberfest. 2:30-4:30p.m. Sunday, Oct. 21, at Tarpy's, 2999 Monterey Salinas-Highway, Monterey. Food, wine, beer, music and doggie costume contest. $35. Reservations required. 333-0722, www.animalfriendsrescue.org.

· OCT. 22

Ride to Recovery Golden State Challenge barbecue. 5p.m. Monday, Oct. 22, at Best Western, Carmel Mission Inn, 3665 Rio Road, Carmel. Benefit for the Ride to Recovery Wounded Warrior Project. Reservation deadline: Oct. 15. $10. 394-4514, kapsalis694@comcast.net.

CLASSES

& WORKSHOPS

· OCT. 18

10th annual Bernardus Wine Dinner. 6:30p.m. Thursday, Oct. 18, at, Bernardus Lodge, 415 Carmel Valley Road, Carmel Valley. Five-course dinner paired with new release wines. $165. 658-3550, www.bernardus.com.

· OCT. 20

Domestic violence awareness workshop. 10a.m.-2p.m. Saturday, Oct. 20, at New Hope Baptist Church, 1304 Sonoma Ave., Seaside. Free. 394-5118.

DANCE

· OCT. 19

Summer night dance party Bolero and hustle class 7-8p.m., dance 8-10p.m. Friday, Oct. 19, at Monterey Dance, 71 Soledad Drive, Monterey. Singles and couples welcome. $10. 293-3000,

www.montereydance.com.

EVENTS

· OCT. 18

"In Your Own Backyard" series. 6p.m. Thursday, Oct. 18, at Holman Ranch Tasting Room, located, 19 E. Carmel Valley Road, Carmel Valley. Raw dessert demonstration with Super Natural Chef Kari Bernardi. $25. 659-2640, info@holmanranch.com.

· OCT. 19-20

Second annual Oktoberfest. Noon-8 p.m., Fri-Sat, Oct. 19-20, at Baum & Blume Cafe, 4 El Caminito Road, Carmel Valley. Authentic Teutonic fare. $8-$21. Reservations: 659-0400.

· OCT. 20

Young Eagles Flight Program. 10a.m.-2p.m. Saturday, Oct. 20, at Salinas Municipal Airport Terminal Building, 30 Mortensen Ave., Salinas. The goal is to give youths 8-17 a free airplane ride and teach them about the aviation sciences. Parental permission forms are available the day of the event and are necessary for the youth to fly. Other hands-on programs will be offered in the terminal building. Contact Lori at 422-6860 or p51bldr@razzolink.com or see www.youngeagles.org.

· OCT. 20

All Saints' Day School Fall Festival 11a.m.-3p.m. Saturday, Oct. 20, at All Saints' Day School, 8060 Carmel Valley Road, Carmel. Food, pony rides, petting zoo, pumpkin patch, farm stand, haunted house and handmade crafts. Free admission. 624-9171, www.asds.org.

· OCT. 20

Salinas Valley Food and Wine Festival. Noon-5p.m. Saturday, Oct. 20, on the 100, 200 and 300 blocks of Main Street, Salinas. Featuring cooking demonstrations, dancing and live music. $40-$50. www.salinasvalleyfoodandwine.com.

· OCT. 20

Cancer screening symposium. 9a.m.-noon, Saturday, Oct. 20, Hyatt Regency Monterey, 1 Old Golf Course Road, Monterey. Experts from Community Hospital of the Monterey Peninsula and UC San Francisco provide guidance on the necessity and frequency of cancer screenings. Free. 622-2844, www.chomp.org.

FILMS

· OCT. 19

"Rivers and Tides." 6:30p.m. Friday, Oct. 19, at the Community Church Chapel, 4590 Carmel Valley Road, Carmel. Documentary of artist Andy Goldsworthy whose specialty is ephemeral sculptures made from elements of nature. Free. 624-7494.

· OCT. 20

"Genetic Roulette" and "Bitter Seeds." 4-9p.m. Saturday, Oct. 20, at the Peace Resource Center, 1364 Fremont Blvd., Seaside. Soup and snacks for donation. Film screening and panel discussion. 204-8633.

LITERARY

EVENTS

· OCT. 18

Writers open mic. 5:30-7:30p.m. Thursday, Oct. 18, at East Village Coffee Lounge, 498 Washington St., Monterey. Five-to seven-minute readings from all genres including prose, screenplay, poetry and essay. Featured guest, Debra Busman. Free. 601-9195, phanson@csumb.edu.

· OCT. 23

Poetry reading. 7p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 23, at East Village Coffee Lounge, 498 Washington St., Monterey. Readings by Anita Alan, Lisa Meckel, Marina Romani and Alice Tao. All ages. $5. 684-0854.

· OCT. 23

Humor Columnist, W. Bruce Cameron. 7p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 23, in Carpenter Hall at the Sunset Center, Ninth Avenue and San Carlos Street., Carmel. Author of "A Dog's Purpose, A Novel for Humans." $10. 624-2811, www.carmelpubliclibraryfoundation.org.

· OCT. 25

"Scary Stories for Kids." 3:30p.m. for ages 5 and up followed by really REALLY scary stories for ages 8 and up, Thursday, Oct. 25, at the Monterey Public Library, 625 Pacific St., Monterey. 646-3934,

www.monterey.org/library.

MUSIC

· OCT. 18

Perla Batalla. 7:30p.m. Thursday, Oct. 18, at CSU Monterey Bay in the World Theater, Sixth Avenue between A and B streets, Seaside. She first gained attention as a backup singer for Leonard Cohen. Some years later, Cohen encouraged her to embark on a solo career. She released her debut album in 1994. $25-$40. 582-4580.

· OCT. 19

Oktoberfest. 5:30p.m. Friday, Oct. 19, at Casa Serrano, 412 Pacific St., Monterey. Sausages, kraut, warm potato salad and more plus authentic German beer. Benefits the adobe's on-going maintenance and preservation process. $50. www.museumofmonterey.org, 375-1378.

· OCT. 20

Monterey Peninsula Cypressaires. 7p.m. Thursday, Oct. 20, at CSU Monterey Bay in the World Theater, Sixth Avenue off of Intergarrison Road, Seaside. $20. 582-4580.

· OCT. 23

"The History and Art of the Classical Guitar." 7-9p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 23, at the Stardust Playhouse, 2115 Fremont Ave., Monterey. Presented by Terrence Farrell. Free. 624-6111, www.artshabitat.org.

· ONGOING

Hartnell Community Choir is looking for singers. Rehearsals 6:45-8:30p.m. Mondays at Madonna Manor, 1335 Byron Drive, Salinas. All voices and skill levels. Concert is Dec. 2. $65 materials fee. 601-1865.

· ONGOING

Monterey Cypressaires Barbershop Chorus looking for new members. The all-male singing group is looking for new members. Rehearsals are at 7:15p.m. every Tuesday at York School, 501 York Road, off Highway 68 in Monterey. 624-1859 or www.cypressaires.org.

· ONGOING

Voices by the Sea community choir looking for singers. Rehearsal on Wednesdays from 7-9p.m. at the Park Lane, 200 Glenwood Circle, Monterey. Interested singers welcome. 624-7268.

· ONGOING

Choraleers looking for singers. Choraleers, a women's vocal group, is looking for new members. Practices are at 1:15p.m. Mondays at the Hilltop Center, David Avenue, Monterey.

649-2587.

TALKS

AND LECTURES

· OCT. 18

"Who Profits from the Israel Occupation — and can people like us change the bottom line?" 7p.m. Thursday, Oct. 18, at the Peace Resource Center, 1364 Fremont Blvd., Seaside. Speaker: Dr. Dalit Baum. 372-5762.

· OCT. 18

Presentation on the range of Jo Mora's work. 5:30-7:30p.m. Thursday, Oct. 18, in the Pebble Beach Room at the Lodge at Pebble Beach, 1700 Seventeen Mile Drive, Pebble Beach. Peter Hiller will celebrate the history of Monterey as it was interpreted by the ever-engaging, adopted native son, Jo Mora. Free for 1849 Society Members and their guests, $30 all others. Reservation deadline; Oct. 15. 646-5632,

www.mplfriends.com.

TOURS

& OUTDOORS

· OCT. 20

Monterey Audubon Society Field Trip. 8:30a.m. Saturday, Oct. 20. Meet to carpool at Wild Bird Haven, Del Monte Shopping Center, Munras Avenue at Soladad Street, Monterey. Trip to Carmel Meadows, Carmel River Lagoon. Free. Reservations: 372-2616.

· ONGOING

Jack's Peak Park tour. 11a.m. the second Saturday of every month at Jack Peaks Park, Highway 68 to Olmstead Road to Jacks Peak Road, Monterey. Take a right at the kiosk. Meet at bulletin board near restroom. Hike with docents. $5. friendsofjackspeakpark@gmail.com.

· ONGOING

Tours of Casa Serrano Adobe. 2-4p.m. Saturdays at Casa Serrano Adobe, 412 Pacific St., Monterey. Casa Serrano is one of Monterey's oldest and most historic homes, constructed of adobe and redwood in 1843. It is furnished with antiques and local artwork, from the Spanish, Mexican and early American periods. Free. 372-2608, ext. 813

· ONGOING

Tours of Cooper-Molera and Larkin house. Cooper Molera: 10:30a.m. and 12:30p.m.; Larkin house: 2p.m. Sat-Sun. Tickets for must be obtained at Pacific House Museum, south of Fisherman's Wharf on Custom House Plaza, Monterey. $5. 649-7172, mgree@parks.ca.gov.

· ONGOING

Garland Ranch Regional Park. For a schedule of hikes on Saturdays and Sundays, see www.mprpd.org. The park is at 700 W. Carmel Valley Road, Carmel Valley. The website also includes information on hikes at other Monterey Peninsula Regional Park District parks. Free.

· ONGOING FRIDAYS

Historic garden tours. 10:30a.m. ongoing Fridays. Tours start at Casa del Oro Memory Gardens at Pacific and Scott streets, Monterey. Visit the gardens associated with Old Monterey historic adobes. $5 donation. Reservations at 649-3364; leave a message.

· ONGOING THU-MON

Tours of Point Pinos Lighthouse. Self-guided tours from 1-4p.m. Thu-Mon. The lighthouse is on Ocean View Boulevard in Pacific Grove. The entrance is from Asilomar Avenue. $2. 648-3176 or www.ci.pg.ca.us.

· ONGOING

Point Sur Lightstation State Historic Park walking tours. 10a.m. Sat-Sun and Wednesday, 2p.m. Saturdays and Wednesdays. Three-hour tours limited to 40 people. Meet outside the Highway 1 farm gate, 19 miles south of Rio Road. $10 adults/$5 for ages 6-17/age 5 and younger free. Details: 625-4419 or www.pointsur.org.

· ONGOING SAT-SUN

Docent-led tours of Elkhorn Slough. 10a.m. and 1p.m. Saturdays and Sundays, rain or shine. Early bird tours are scheduled for 8:30a.m. the first Saturday of the month. Meet at the visitor center at 1700 Elkhorn Road, Watsonville. $4 day-use fee. Children, free. 728-2822, www.elkhornslough.org.

· ONGOING TUE-SAT

Carmel Walks. 10a.m. Tue-Sat and 2p.m. Saturdays. The two-hour walk includes a tour of Carmel cottages, secret gardens and hidden courtyards. Meet in the outdoor courtyard of the Pine Inn, Lincoln Street and Ocean Avenue, Carmel. $25. 642-2700, www.carmelwalks.com.

· ONGOING FRI-SAT

Robinson Jeffers Tor House tour. Tours hourly from 10a.m.-3p.m. Fridays and Saturdays. $10 general, $5 for full-time students. 26304 Ocean View Ave., Carmel. Reservations: Mon-Thu from 9a.m.-1p.m. at 624-1813 or Fri.-Sat. after 9:30a.m. at 624-1840.

· ONGOING DAILY

Monterey Movie Tours. 1p.m. daily. Board at Portola Hotel and Spa at Monterey Bay, 2 Portola Plaza, Monterey. $55 adults/$50 seniors/$35 children. $5 off with AAA card. 372-6278.

· ONGOING

Gray's Photo Tours. Call Sandra Gray to make an appointment for a one-hour guided tour of the Central Coast. $75. 402-2274, graysphoto tours.shutterfly.com.

· ONGOING

Monterey walking tours. Two-hour tours held Fri-Sun. Depart 10a.m. at 1 Portola Plaza by fountain, Monterey. 21 and older. $20. 521-4884, www.walkmonterey.com.

EDITOR'S NOTE: A complete list of calendar items can be found online at montereyherald.com.GO!