Guided Hike to the Fort Ord National Monument. 9a.m.-2p.m. today. Meet at the Marina Equestrian Center, 2830 Fifth Ave., Marina. Hike along the Sgt. Allen MacDonald Cavalry Trail to the historic Comanche's Grave on the newly designated monument land. $5 district residents, $6 all others. Pre-registration required. 372-3196, ext. 102, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Fruit tree pruning demonstration. 1:30p.m. today at McShane's Nursery, 115 Monterey-Salinas Highway, Salinas. Free. 455-1876.
Name Your Year Workshop. 9:30a.m.-12:30p.m. today at the Center for Spiritual Living, 400 W. Franklin St., Monterey. Generate a completed theme board and name for your year with Leadership Coach DeniseKaku. $39 includes materials and refreshments. 905-6359.
Opening reception. 1-4p.m. today at In Spirit Gallery 13750 A Center St., Carmel Valley. Works by Kris Hirt. 659-2841.
2013 Center for Photographic Art Juried Exhibition opening reception. 4-6p.m. today at the Center for Photographic Art, San Carlos Street and Ninth Avenue, Carmel. 49 contemporary works selected as winners of CPA's annual nationwide photographic competition. Free. www.photography.org, 625-5181.
Landscape drawing workshop. 10a.m.-12:30p.m. today at Monterey Museum of Art Ð Pacific Street, 559 Pacific St., Monterey. Using colored pencil to explore the atmospheric color and perspective used by early California master landscape painters.
Artist's talk and book signing with Paola Berthoin, author of "Passion for Place." 1-2 p.m. today in the Nadine Annand Gallery at the Pacific Grove Art Center, 568 Lighthouse Ave., Pacific Grove. Free. 375-2208, www.pgartcenter.org.
"Moonrise Kingdom" 7p.m. today at the Marina Library, 190 Seaside Circle, Marina. Film by Wes Anderson. Free. 883-7507, www.friendsofthemarinalibrary.com
Dances of Universal Peace. 7-9p.m. today at the Unitarian Universalist Church of the Monterey Peninsula, 490 Aguajito Road, Carmel. Master dance leader Nancy Norris will teach the simple, easy-to-learn melodies, words and steps. $5-$10 donation. 624-7404.
Milonga with class. 8p.m. pre-milonga class with David Chiu, 9p.m.-midnight, Milonga, Saturday, Jan. 12, at the House of the Four Winds, 540 Calle Principal, Monterey. $12-$20. 915-7523, email@example.com.
Tango with David Chiu. 1p.m. partnering workshop, 3:30p.m. choreography workshop, 5p.m. beginners workshop, today. On Sunday, Jan. 13, a beginners workshop will be held at 1p.m. at Pacific Grove Dance, 2205 17th St., Pacific Grove. $20-$50. 915-7523, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Dani Paige and Jesse DeCarlo. 7p.m. today at Plaza Linda restaurant, 27 E. Carmel Valley Road, Carmel Valley. $10. 659-4229. www.plazalinda.com.
Gabriel Gandzjuk. 9p.m. today at the Golden State Theatre, 417 Alvarado St., Monterey. $10. 324-4571.
The Beat Goes On Trio. 1-3p.m. today at Grand Avenue Deli, 229 Grand Ave., Pacific Grove. Classical and Latin selections. Free. 375-7474 or 521-4960.
Ho'omana, Pattie Maxine. 7-10p.m. today at American Burger, 738 Lighthouse Ave., Monterey. Hawaiian music. $10. 373-7573.
Author Paola Berthoin. 1-2p.m. today at the Pacific Grove Art Center, 568 Lighthouse Ave., Pacific Grove. A talk on ecological imagination with the opportunity for audience participation. Free. 624-9467.
"Boomer Up on the Internet." 10a.m.-noon today at The Monterey Public Library, 625 Pacific St., Monterey. Session will include a live, interactive demonstration of the Medicare website to show how to research and enroll in Medicare Part D Drug Plans Free. 646-5602.
The Paper Wing Theatre Company presents "Avenue Q." 8 p.m. today at the Paper Wing Theater, 320 Hoffman Avenue, Monterey. Part flesh, part felt and packed with heart. $25 general, $22 seniors, students, and military, available at www.PaperWing.com. 905-5684.
The 27th annual Pacific Coast Championship Cribbage tournament.
8:30 a.m. today at Salinas Masonic Temple, 48 E. San Joaquin, Salinas. $10-$62. Information: 883-0963.
Point Lobos Easy access experience. 1:30-3:30p.m. today at Point Lobos State Natural Reserve, Highway 1, Carmel. All visitors welcome, including those pushing strollers, using canes and wheelchairs or who have mobility issues. $10 per vehicle, $9 for seniors, $5 with disbaled discount card. Parking on highway with free entrance to walk-in visitors. 625-1470, www.pointlobos.org.
· JAN. 13
Opening reception and book signing. 1-3p.m. Sunday, Jan. 13, at Back Porch Fabrics Gallery, 157 Grand Ave., Pacific Grove. Book signing with Thom Atkins, author of "Beading Artistry for Quilts." 375-4453.
· JAN. 17
Shop for a cause. 6-7:30p.m. Thursday, Jan. 17, at Casa Del Soul, 13748 Center St., No. G, Carmel Valley. 20 percent of sales benefit Voices for Children. Reservations: 659-4043.
· JAN. 20
Fourth annual Rancho Cielo Culinary Round Up. 5-8p.m. Sunday, Jan. 20, at the Monterey Plaza Hotel and Spa, 400 Cannery Row, Monterey. Western music and western-themed activities. Meet the students of the Drummond Culinary Academy while feasting on delicious bites and wines. Benefits Rancho Cielo and Drummond Culinary Academy. $150. Information: 444-3533.
· JAN. 27
Alisa Fineman and Kimball Hurd in concert. 5-6:30p.m. Sunday, Jan. 27, at the Haute Enchilada, 7902 Moss Landing Road, Moss Landing. $25. $10 from every ticket goes to Women's Crisis Support~Defensa de Mujeres. Reservations: 633-5843.
· THROUGH JAN. 28
Hula's Island Grill to donate part of bill to Hemophilia Foundation of Northern California. Dine at Hula's from 4 p.m. to closing on Mondays through Jan. 28, and 10 percent of proceeds will go to Hemophilia Foundation of Northern California. Hula's is at 622 Lighthouse Ave., Monterey. 655-4852.
· JAN. 13
Introduction to Fly Fishing. 9a.m.-4p.m. Sunday, Jan. 13, at Central Coast Fly Fishing, 7172 Carmel Valley Road, Carmel. $70 all equipment included. 626-6586, www.centralcoastflyfishing.com.
· JAN. 15
"Authentic Relating Games." 7-9p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 15, at the Unitarian Universalist Church, 490 Aguajito Road, Carmel. Interactive group exercises that explore new ways of seeing, appreciating and connecting with yourself and others. $15. 373-1017.
· JAN. 17-FEB. 7
Tap for children 7 to 12 years old. 4-5p.m. Thursdays, Jan. 17-Feb. 7, at Hilltop Park Center, 871 Jessie St., Monterey. Sessions 1-4: $28 Monterey residents, $36 all others. Session five: $21/$27. 646-3866.
· JAN. 28-MARCH 4
Arthritis Foundation Tai Chi Program. 10-11a.m. Mondays, Jan. 28-March 4, at the Alliance On Aging, 247 Main St., Salinas. Gentle routines that are safe and easy to learn and suitable for every level. $48 for series, $10 for drop in class. 1-800-464-6240.
· JAN. 19
An evening with Lily Tomlin. 8p.m. Saturday, Jan. 19, at the Sunset Center, Ninth Avenue and San Carlos Street, Carmel. $69-$99. www.sunsetcenter.org, 620-2048.
· JAN. 22-23
"Spank!" 8p.m. Tue-Wed, Jan. 22-23 at the Golden State Theatre, 417 Alvarado St., Monterey. "Fifty Shades of Grey" parody. $36. Tickets: 324-4571, www.goldenstatetheatre.com.
· JAN. 15-MAY 9
Ballroom Dancing for children 7 to 12 years old. 4-4:45p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays, Jan. 15-May 9, at Monterey Dance, 71 Soledad Ave., Monterey. Shoe dress code: jazz shoes for boys, low-heel sandal with closed back for girls. $375. 293-3000, www.montereydance.com
· JAN. 16
Semi-private introductory lesson to West Coast Swing. 6p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 9, at Carmel Woman's Club, Ninth Avenue and San Carlos Street, Carmel. No partner required. $5. 324-0816, www.wcsdanceco.com.
· JAN. 17-21
Monterey Swingfest.Various events and times Thu-Mon, Jan. 17-21, at the Monterey Hyatt Regency, 1 Old Golf Course Road, Monterey. Workshops, contests and dancing. $20-$145. 372-1234, www.MontereySwingfest.com.
· JAN. 17
Winemakers dinner. 6p.m. Thursday, Jan., 17, in the Pacific's Edge Wine Room, 120 Highlands Drive, Carmel. $125 per person. Doug Margerum and the Wines of Margerum Wine Company. 622-5445.
· JAN. 18
Beer dinner. 6:30p.m. Friday, Jan. 18, at the Point Pinos Grill, 79 Asilomar Blvd., Pacific Grove. Meet the brew master followed by Four-course dinner paired with beer. $60. 648-5774.
· JAN. 19-20
The West in Art and Artifact. 10a.m.-6p.m. Saturday, 10a.m.-4p.m. Sunday, Jan. 19-20, in the Monterey Room at the Monterey County Fairgrounds, 2004 Fairground Road, Monterey. Native American and Western art and memorabilia exhibit, which expanded recently to include Western items, has been in Monterey for seven years under the name of Indian Arts Markets. $8 adults, free for children under 12. email@example.com, 619-6760-4803.
· JAN 21
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. celebration and march. March assembles at 11a.m. Monday, Jan. 21, at Noche Buena Street and Broadway Avenue. March begins at noon and ends at the Oldemeyer Center. Celebration and program with guest speaker Dr. Christopher Griffith and guest apperance by David A. Johnson will be held at 1 p.m. at the Oldemeyer Center, 986 Hilby Ave., Seaside. Free. 899-3391.
· JAN. 26
32nd annual Ancestor Roundup Genealogy Conference. 8a.m.-3:30p.m. Saturday, Jan. 26, at the Family History Center, 1024 Noche Buena, Seaside. Genealogist Karen Clifford is the keynote speaker and one of over a dozen instructors at the conference. $30 includes lunch and a syllabus with early registration by Jan. 15. Information and registration: Call Serita at 899-2121 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
· JAN. 26-27
Whalefest Monterey. 9a.m.-5p.m. Sat-Sun, Jan. 26-27, at Old Fisherman's Wharf, Monterey. Fun, family event for all ages that celebrates the Monterey Bay, Old Fisherman's Wharf, and whales, while benefiting many local marine conservation nonprofit organizations. Free. www.montereywharf.com.
· JAN. 13
"An Island In Time." 2p.m. Sunday, Jan. 13, at the Museum of Monterey, 5 Custom House Plaza, Monterey. Documentary on Mission San Antonio. Free. 372-2608, www.musuemofmonterey.org
· JAN. 18
"Roadmap to Apartheid." 6:30p.m. Friday, Jan. 18, at Community Church Chapel, 4590 Carmel Valley Road, Carmel. Historical documentary focusing on the rise and fall of apartheid in South Africa. Free. 624-7494.
· JAN. 15
Stories for adults featuring Mary Gay Ducey. 7p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 15, at the Monterey Public Library, 625 Pacific St., Monterey. Award-winning storyteller. $15 or one free ticket with a valid Monterey or Pacific Grove Library card. 646-3949.
· JAN. 18
Author Marilyn Wheeler. 7p.m. Friday, Jan. 18, at The Mindshop, 522 Central Ave., Pacific Grove. Presentation by athor of "Lost and Found in Macedonia, A Journey to Unexpected Places." Free. 372-2971.
· JAN. 18
Michael Martinez & Joe Bongiorno. 6:30p.m. Friday, Jan. 18, at Canterbury Woods, 651 Sinex Ave., Pacific Grove. Evening of Piano Music. Free. 657-4193.
· JAN. 22
Poetry reading. 7p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 22, at East Village Coffee Lounge, 498 Washington St., Monterey. Readings by Jennifer Lagier and John Laue. All ages. $5. 684-0854.
· JAN. 14
Monterey Peninsula Chapter of the Embroiderers' Guild. 9:30a.m.-noon, Monday, Jan. 14, at Monterey Senior Center, 280 Dickman St., Monterey. Program will feature Huck toweling. Stitichers of all skill levels welcome. 373-2094.
· JAN. 14
Independent Photographers. 7p.m. Monday, Jan. 14, at the Community Church of the Monterey Peninsula, 4590 Carmel Valley Road, Carmel. Experienced
and inexperienced photographers meet to share prints and ideas. Free. 324-4651.
· JAN. 18
Salinas Woman's Club. 1:30p.m. Friday, Jan. 18, at the National Steinbeck Center, 1 Main St., Salinas. Program: Speaker James Perry of the Monterey County Historical Society talks about "Our Town" between 1918 and World War II. 484-6225.
· JAN. 18
World Affairs Council. 11:30a.m., Friday, Jan. 18, at the Rancho Cañada Golf Club, 4860 Carmel Valley Road, Carmel. Topic changed to "Are We Safer Today? The State of America's Homeland Security." $25 for WAC members, $35 all others. Lecture at 12:30p.m. is free. Lunch reservation deadline: Jan. 5. www.wacmb.org.
· JAN. 13
Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra. 3p.m. Sunday, Jan. 13, at the Sunset Center, Ninth Avenue and San Carlos Street, Carmel. With violinist Elizabeth Blumenstock and conducted by Nicholas McGegan. $48-$60. 625-9938, www.carmelmusic.org.
· JAN. 13
Zinfandel Stompers, Monterey Hot Jazz Jammers. 1-5p.m. Sunday, Jan. 13, at the Monterey Elks Lodge, 150 Mar Vista Drive, Monterey. $8 members, active military and students and other club members; $15 all others. 333-1972.
· JAN. 13
Eva Hillered, Patrick Rydman, Janni Littlepage. 3-5p.m. Sunday, Jan. 13, in Ed's Courtside Bistro at Chamisal, 185 Robley Road, Corral De Tierra. $10 members, $15 all others. 235-7662.
· JAN. 17
Eliza Rickman, Sterling Witt. 8p.m. Thursday, Jan. 17, at the Golden State Theatre, 417 Alvarado St., Monterey. $10. 324-4571.
· JAN. 28 2013
Clint Back. 7:30p.m. Monday, Jan. 28, at the Sunset Center, Ninth Avenue and San Carlos Street, Carmel. $69-$99. 620-2048, www.sunsetcenter.org.
Monterey Community Band looking for musicians. 6:30-9:30p.m. Mondays in the Band Room at Monterey High School, 101 Herrmann Drive, Monterey. Grab your musical instrument and join us at weekly rehearsals. 646-3866.
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. email@example.com
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.
· JAN. 14
"Living Well With Arthritis" 10a.m.-noon Monday, Jan. 14, at the Alliance on Aging, 247 Main St., Salinas. Learn about common forms of arthritis. Free. 655-1334.
· JAN. 14
"Integrative Manual Therapy: What Is It? How Do I Use It?" 6-7:30p.m. Monday, Jan. 14, at the Monterey Public Library, 625 Pacific St., Monterey. Occupational Therapist Kathy Nuss will explain how Integrative Manual Therapy differs from traditional therapy. Free. Reservations: 646-5632.
· JAN. 16
"Following Papyrus: Studying Trade Networks in the Ancient Mediterranean World and Beyond." 1:30-2:30p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 16, at Monterey Peninsula College Lecture in Lecture Forum 103, 980 Fremont St., Monterey. The history of papyrus as a crucial mass-produced product of the ancient world. Free. 646-4224, www.gentrain.org.
· JAN. 16
"What You Don't Know You Don't Know About Islam." 6:45p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 16, at the Unitarian Universalist Church of the Monterey Peninsula, 490 Aguajito Road, Carmel. Lecture by Rev. John Buehrens followed by commentary by photographer Jean Brenner on her current exhibit. $5. 624-7404.
· JAN. 17
"Will My Money Last As Long As I Do?" 2-3p.m. Thursday, Jan. 17, at the Monterey Public Library, 625 Pacific St., Monterey. Wealth management lecture with Certified Financial Planners. Adults over the age of 50 are especially encouraged to attend. Free. Reservations: 646-5632.
· JAN. 19
"Drones at Home: Current Issues in Technology, Law Enforcement and Civil Liberties." 1:30p.m. Saturday, Jan. 19, at The Monterey Public Library, 625 Pacific St., Monterey. Panel discussion with patent attorney Matthew Bogosian, Monterey County Sheriff Scott Miller and professor of constitutional law, Michael Stamp. Free. 624-5725.
· JAN. 19
"Learn Speech Reading." 10a.m.-noon, Saturday, Jan. 19, at the Monterey Public Library, 625 Pacific St., Monterey. Lecture with Pat Parsons on speech reading which is also called lip reading and is one of the most helpful skills for the hard of hearing. Free. 375-4418.
· JAN. 22
"Creative Inspirations: How a lifetime obsession with typography took me on a journey I could never have imagined." 7-9p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 22, at the Oldemeyer Center, 986 Hilby Ave., Seaside. Presentation by Harry Marks, typographer, Emmy Award-winning broadcast designer, and co-founder of the TED Conferences. $5. 624-6111, artshabitat.org.
· FEB. 27-MARCH 1
"State of the California Central Coast" Public symposium. 8:30a.m.-6p.m. Wednesday, 8:30a.m.-5p.m. Thursday, 8:30 a.m.-2p.m. Friday, Feb. 27-March 1, at the Marriott Hotel, 350 Calle Principal, Monterey. A three-day public symposium and opportunity to reflect on the first five years of Marine Protected Areas monitoring and management. $60 registration fee. Fee waivers available. www.StateoftheCACoast.org.
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 gate fee. firstname.lastname@example.org.
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, email@example.com.
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. $12 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.
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.
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.
Monterey waterfront and Cannery Row tours. Daily at 10a.m. or 1p.m. or by special arrangement. Meet in the lobby of the Clement Hotel, 750 Cannery Row, Monterey. Tours with historian Tim Thomas. Adults $20, children 10 to 15 years, $10. Reservations: 521-3304, firstname.lastname@example.org.
· 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.
Monterey walking tours.Two-hour tour held Thu-Sun. Depart 10a.m. at 1 Portola Plaza by fountain, Monterey. $20. Children under 18, free. 521-4884, www.walkmonterey.com.
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.
EDITOR'S NOTE: A complete list of calendar items can be found online at montereyherald.com.GO!