Monterey Peninsula College String Ensemble Concert. 7:30p.m. today at Carmel Mission Basilica, 3080 Rio Road, Carmel. $10. 626-9007.
"Integrative Medicine 2012 — Where Have We Come Over the Last 10 Years?" 7:30p.m. today at the Monterey Public Library, 625 Pacific St., Monterey. Speaker: Dr. Bill Benda. 646-5632.
· DEC. 13 2012
Art and wine event. 5:30-7p.m. Thursday, Dec. 13, at the Westbook Galleries, Carmel, two doors northeast of Sixth Avenue on Dolores Street, Carmel. Insights about collecting art while viewing latest works by exciting emerging artists. 372-5477 ext. 110.
· THROUGH DEC. 29
Girl Scouts of Monterey Bay's "One Warm Coat" coat drive.. Collecting gently used coats from 11a.m.-3p.m. Saturdays through Dec. 29 in front of Macy's at Del Monte Center, Highway 1 and Munras Avenue, Monterey. Coats of all shapes and sizes are welcome. All coats will be cleaned and given to the Boys & Girls Club in Seaside and Dorothy's Kitchen in Salinas for distribution to those in need. 917-2118.
· THROUGH DEC. 31
Hula's Island Grill to donate part of bill to Boys and Girls Club of Monterey County. Dine at Hula's from 4 p.m. to closing on Mondays through Dec. 31, and 10 percent of proceeds will go to Save Our Shores. Hula's is at 622 Lighthouse Ave., Monterey. 655-4852.
Karate and kickboxing. Karate, 7-8p.m.
Jazzercise classes. 8:45a.m. Mondays, Wednesdays, Fri-Sat, 5:45p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays, at Chautauqua Hall, 16th Street and Central Avenue, Pacific Grove. $49/month, $10 per class. 625-9844.
Karate classes. 6-8p.m. Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays at El Dorado Park, 1655 El Dorado Drive, Salinas. For ages 5 through adult. $30/month. 758-7413.
Group voice lessons. 2-3p.m. Saturdays at the Church of the Wayfarer, Lincoln Street and Seventh Avenue, Carmel. All ages welcome. Instructor: Nancy Bennett. $10/class. 620-0425.
Yoga Simply for Seniors. 1-2p.m. Wednesdays at Chataqua Hall, 17th and Central avenues, Pacific Grove. Class seeks to support the older yoga student in practicing beginner to intermediate yoga poses. The class can also be adapted to those needing to be seated in a chair. $10/class or $90 for 10 classes. 899-9642, www.seasideyogasanctuary.com.
Self-defense classes. 6:30-8:30p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays, at American Legion, 1089 Johnson St., Monterey. Classes in karate, jujitsu and escrima. $25/month. 375-5801 or 375-9015.
· DEC. 12
Tap Bananas. 2:30p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 12, at The Carmel Foundation, Eighth Avenue and Lincoln Street, Carmel. Newly choreographed holiday show. Free. 620-8705.
· DEC. 14-16
SpectorDance Holiday Performance and auction. 7p.m. Fri-Sat, 2p.m. Sat-Sun, Dec. 14-16, at SpectorDance, 3343 Paul Davis Drive, Marina. $20. Children under 12 and seniors over 65, $15. 384-1050.
· DEC. 14-16
Dance Kids of Monterey County presents "The Nutcracker." 7p.m. Fri-Sat, 2p.m. Sunday, Dec. 14-16, at the Sunset Center, Ninth Avenue and San Carlos Street, Carmel. Gala benefit reception 5-6:30p.m. Friday, Dec. 14. $75 general, $42 children 12 and under. Sugar Plum Fairy party noon-1:30 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 16. $55 general, $48 per children 12 and under. Both gala and party include performance with preferred seating. Show only: $30 general, all seats reserved; $28 seniors, military, students; $24 children 12 and under. 620-2048, www.sunsetcenter.org.
· DEC. 15
Contra Dance. 7:30-10:30p.m. Saturday, Dec. 15, at the YMCA, 600 Camino El Estero, Monterey. Newcomer orientation begins 20 minutes before. A traditonal American set dance done to live music and featuring a caller, who first teaches the figures of the dance, then calls it with music. Please bring snacks or drinks to share. $10, $8 members and $6 full-time students. montereycdc.webs.com
Ballroom dancing. 7-9:30p.m. ongoing Tuesdays at the Active Senior Center, 100 Harvest St., Salinas. Music by the Moonglow Band. $8 members, $9 all others. 424-5066.
Greek dancing classes. 6:30p.m. beginners, 7:30p.m. intermediate and advanced, Tuesdays at Hilltop Park Center, 871 Jessie St., Monterey. No partners needed. $7 per person per week. 375-2549, email@example.com.
West African dance classes. 1 p.m. ongoing Sundays at Forever Living Products, 1968 Fremont Blvd., Seaside. All levels. Live drumming. $12/class. 503-703-3565, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Ballroom Dance class for people with Parkinson's Disease or balance issues. Noon-1p.m. Tuesdays at Monterey Dance, 71 Soledad Ave., Monterey. $50/month. 293-3000.
Scottish Country Dance class. Beginners 6:30p.m., experienced 7:30p.m. ongoing Mondays at the Youth Center dancestudio, 777 Pearl St., Monterey. No partner necessary. $2/week. Wear soft-soled shoes. 384-4783.
Seniors dance classes. 12:30-1:30p.m. Wednesdays at Firehouse Recreation Center, 1330 E. Alisal St., Salinas. Learn basic steps to popular dance styles. Free. 775-4286.
Beginner country western line dance lessons. 7-9p.m. Tuesdays at the Japanese School House, Geil and Pajaro streets, Castroville. $5 per person per week. 261-8087.
Dance Jam. 8-10p.m. Fridays at Chautauqua Hall,
16th Street and Central Avenue, Pacific Grove. $10, $5 for teens. email@example.com.
Beginner country and western line dance lessons. 6:30-8:30p.m. Mondays at the Monterey Elks Lodge, 150 Mar Vista Drive, Monterey. $5 per person per week. 261-8087.
Israeli folkdance class. 6:30p.m. beginners, 7:30p.m. intermediate, Thursdays at the Oldemeyer Center, 986 Hilby St., Seaside. $6/week. 595-0714.
Argentine tango classes. 7p.m. beginners, 8:15p.m. intermediate, Thursdays at 540 Calle Principal, Monterey. $10/class or $15 for both. Students and military $5. 601-7199, www.tangomontereybay.com.
Dance exercise for women. 8:30-9:30a.m. Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays at Hidden Valley Art Institute, 88 Carmel Valley Road, in Carmel Valley. Stretch, tone and movement. $10 per class. 659-3470.
· DEC. 13
Carmel by the Glass 5-8p.m. Thursday, Dec. 13, at Devendorf Park, Ocean and Junipero avenues. Wine, appetizers. Benefit for the Carmel Mission Foundation. $10-$25. carmelbytheglass.com
· DEC. 15
Saturday with Santa. 10:30a.m.-noon, Saturday, Dec. 15, at Casanova Oak Knoll Park Center, 735 Ramona Ave., Monterey. Parents and children will have brunch, create crafts and enjoy holiday stories. Everyone will have the opportunity to take a picture with Santa. For ages 3-6 years. $10 monterey residents, $13 all others. 646-3866.
· DEC. 16
Lighted Boat Parade. 5:30-8p.m. Sunday, Dec. 16. Parade participants will leave Monterey Harbor at 5:30p.m. and parade in the bay along Cannery Row and turnaround at the Monterey Bay Aquarium. Most boats will then parade by the end of Fisherman's Wharf and Monterey Municipal Wharf No. 2, then back around to the judges. The judges are Royal Calkins of The Monterey County Herald and Erin Clark and Dan Green of KSBW News. 372-9686, www.mpyc.org.
· THROUGH JAN 6 2013
Ice Skating by the Bay. 11a.m.-10p.m. Mon-Sat, noon-8p.m. Sunday through Jan. 6 at the Custom House Plaza, Alvarado Street at Del Monte Avenue, Monterey. $12 for adults, $10 for children 12 and under, $3 skate rentals. 649-4511, www.iceskatingbythebay.com
Certified Farmers Market. 11a.m.-3:30p.m. Wednesdays at Natividad Medical Center, 1441 Constitution Blvd., Salinas. www.everyonesharvest.org.
· ONGOING WEDNESDAYS
New York steak sandwiches at the Monterey American Legion Post. 11:30a.m.-1p.m. Wednesdays, at the Monterey American Legion Post 41, at 1098 Jefferson St., Monterey. Proceeds help area veteran projects. $10. 375-9015.
· DEC. 13
"Tales of Salinas." 12:30p.m. Thursday, Dec. 13, at the Steinbeck Center, 1 Main St., Salinas. Video interviews conducted by CSU Monterey Bay students will be screened. They are part of two projects: "Salinas Old Town Between the Two Wars," and "Latinos in Salinas and Multicultural Chinatown." Free. Reservatiojns: 775-4728.
· DEC. 16
"Junipero Serra: His Life, His Legacy, and the Missions." 2p.m. Sunday, Dec. 16, at the Museum of Monterey, 5 Custom House Plaza, Monterey. Documentary includes footage from the island of Mallorca, Serra's birthplace, and also Mexico's Sierra Gorda. Free. 372-2608, www.musuemofmonterey.org
· DEC. 15
Author Murlie Hanson. 11a.m. Saturday, Dec. 15, at River House Books, 208 The Crossroads, Carmel. Hanson will read and sign her book "The Christmas Tooth Fairy." 626-2665.
· DEC. 18
Author Peter Orner. 7p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 18, in Carpenter Hall at the Sunset Center, Ninth Avenue and San Carlos Street, Carmel. Presentation and book signing. $10. 624-2811. www.carmelpubliclibraryfoundation.org.
· DEC. 11
Monterey Audubon Society meeting. 7:30p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 11, at the Pacific Grove Natural History Museum, Forest and Central avenues, Pacific Grove. Keiller Kyle will talk about conservation of the tricolored blackbird. Free. firstname.lastname@example.org
· DEC. 7
"Dine Out" seniors. 11:45a.m. Friday, Dec. 7, at Famous Dave's, 1391 N. Davis Road, Salinas. Reservations: 442-0333, 917-1269.
· DEC. 11
Hartnell College Big Band. 7:30p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 11, at Western Stage Theater on the Hartnell Campus, Alisal Street and Homestead Avenue, Salinas. Free. 277-7443.
· DEC. 12
Gathering in the Holiday Spirit. 5:30 and 7p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 12, at Hidden Valley Theater, Carmel Valley Road and Ford Road, Carmel Valley. Alisa Fineman, Rick Yramategui, Laura Anderson, Camerata Singers and more. $20. $7.50 for children under 12. 659-3115.
· DEC. 13
Hartnell College Symphony Orchestra. 7:30p.m. Thursday, Dec. 13, at Western Stage Theater on the Hartnell Campus, Alisal Street and Homestead Avenue, Salinas. Free. 277-7443.
· DEC. 15
Caroling singalong. Meet 1p.m. Saturday, Dec. 15, at Grand Avenue Deli, 229 Grand Ave., Pacific Grove. Warm up voices, sing carols in downtown Pacific Grove, then return to the Deli at 2:30p.m. for free hot chocolate. 521-4960.
· DEC. 16
The holiday season in song and story. 2p.m. Sunday, Dec. 16, at the Indoor Forest Theatre, Santa Rita and Mountain View streets, Carmel. With MaryLee Sunseri, Taelen Thomas and Lynda Jardine. $10. email@example.com
· DEC. 18
Brenden James. 7p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 18, at Christian Church, 442 Central Ave., Pacific Grove. $15. BrendanJames.com.
Monterey Peninsula Gospel Community Choir is looking for singers. Rehersals noon-3p.m. the second and fourth Saturday of each month in the Music Building near Parking Lot B at Monterey Peninsula College, 980 Fremont St., Monterey. firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
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.
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.
· DEC. 13
"Historic Restoration: Extending the Life of Your Home." 5-7p.m. Thursday, Dec. 13, at Homescapes Carmel, Carmel Plaza, Seventh and Junipero avenues, Carmel. Seminar by Ocean Woodworks. Free. Reservations: 899-9055.
· DEC. 19
"Charles Dickens and the Invention of Christmas." 1:30-2:30p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 19, in Lecture Forum 103 at at Monterey Peninsula College, 980 Fremont St., Monterey. Free. 646-4224, www.gentrain.org.
· DEC. 12
Twilight bicycle ride. 5:30-7:30p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 12, at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca, 1021 Monterey-Salinas Highway, Monterey. Proceeds benefit local charities. Twilight cycling rides allow cyclists of all ages and skills to experience the challenging 11-turn, 2.238-mile race track. $10/person. helmets required. 242-8201, www.mazdaraceway.com.
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. email@example.com.
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
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, firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
Point Sur Lightstation State Historic Park walking tours. 10a.m. Sat-Sun, 1p.m. Wednesdays. Arrive early. 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 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 bus in front of the Portola Hotel and Spa at Monterey Bay, 2 Portola Plaza, Monterey. Three-hour daily tour takes passengers to some of the 190 locations of films that have been shot around the Peninsula. Onboard live narration along with movie clips. $55 adults/$50 seniors/$35 children. $5 off with AAA card. 372-6278.
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.
· 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.
EDITOR'S NOTE: A complete list of calendar items can be found online at montereyherald.com.GO!