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Tim Thomas hosts his monthly ÒWharf WalksÓ Ñ walking tours at Old FishermanÕs Wharf in Monterey Ñ this Saturday from 10 a.m. to noon. Topics he will cover include whaling cica 1875.


"The Man in the White Suit." 8p.m. today at the Unitarian Universalist Church of the Monterey Peninsula, 490 Aguajito Road, Carmel. Alec Guinness stars in this 1951 movie about a scientist who develops a fabric that will never wear out. $5-$10. 624-7404.

"Practicing Loving Kindness." 7-9p.m. today at Wave Street Studios, 774 A Wave St., Monterey. Quiet meditation 15 minutes prior to event. Instructor: Khenpo Karten Rinpoche. $20. 372-7873,

Disco night. 7p.m. Hustle class,7:30p.m. dancing, today at Pacific Grove Dance, 205 17th St., Pacific Grove. $10 class and dance, $5 dance only. 393-4567,

Jaqui Hope and Julie Capili. 5:30-9:30p.m. today at the Monterey Plaza Hotel and Spa, 400 Cannery Row, Monterey. 646-1700.

Martin Shears. 7p.m. today at Plaza Linda restaurant, 27 E. Carmel Valley Road, Carmel Valley. $10. 659-4229.

Opening reception. 5-7p.m. today at the Monterey Museum of Art, 559 Pacific St., Monterey. New work by Johnny Apodaca. Free admission to MMA members, $10 all others. 372-5477,

Opening reception. 5-8p.m. today at the Salinas Valley Art Gallery, 218 Main St., Salinas. Works by Elise Chezem. 422-4162.

Opening reception. 5:30-7p.m.


today in the Alvarado Gallery, at the Monterey Conference Center, 1 Portola Plaza, Monterey. Works by Terese Garcia. 242-8743.

Second annual Children's Art Contest. Seeking artwork from children 10 and under with winning artwork to be used for Sweet Elena's postcards. Submissions may be dropped off at Sweet Elena's Bakery, 465 D Olympia Ave., Sand City, and must include first and last name, address and phone number. Today is the deadline. Information: 393-2063,

FirstFridays Art Walk. 5-8 p.m. today along the 100 and 200 blocks of Main Street, on Monterey and Salinas streets, in Chinatown, at the Railway Express Train Station and along Central Avenue in Oldtown Salinas. Live music, art openings, dance performances, light refreshments and special promotions at galleries and stores out the area. Free. 758-9126,

"Legends of the Night Sky: Orion." 5:30p.m. today at Hartnell College Planetarium, 411 Central Ave., Salinas. Fully animated program for kids takes a lighthearted look at the myth of Orion, the great hunter. $5. Children 3 and under free. Cash or check only. 770-6161, at the Golden Bough Theatre, Monte Verde Street between Eighth and Ninth avenues, Carmel. Features Sydney Duncheon as Elle Woods, 40 performers, two canines and a live band. General admission $7.50-$28; discounts for seniors over 65, students, children, teachers and active military. 622-0100,

Paper Wing Theatre presents "The Last Five Years." 8p.m. today in the intimate Gallerie Theatre at Paper Wing Theatre, 320 Hoffman Ave., Monterey. The play explores a five-year relationship between a rising novelist and a struggling actress. One story is told in reverse chronological order the other in chronological order. $20 general admission, $17 senior, student and military. 905-5684,

Stardust Playhouse presents "Parallel Lives." 8p.m. today at Stardust Playhouse, 2115 N. Fremont St., Suite C, Monterey. Play re-examines the ongoing quest to find parity and love in a contest handicapped by capricious gods — or in this case, goddesses. For mature audiences. $15., 402-8940.


· FEB. 2

Creative Arts Gathering. 9a.m.-noon Saturday, Feb. 2, at The Creative Edge, 8 Stratford Place, Monterey. Open house sharing of creative projects and the creative process for adults. All levels. Bring a poem, painting, song or other creative expression. Free. 373-7809,

· FEB. 2

Family Day at the Monterey Museum of Art. 11a.m.-4p.m. Saturday, Feb. 2, at the Monterey Museum of Art, 559 Pacific St., Monterey. Explore, create and play in the galleries. Scavenger hunt, drawing, portrait lab and more. Free admission.

· FEB. 2

"The Hidden Images of a Painter" opening reception. 5-7p.m. Saturday, Feb. 2, at The Winfield Gallery, Dolores Street between Ocean and Seventh avenues, Carmel. Artistic collaboration between George Blair and Cedric Wentworth. 624-3369.

· FEB. 5-MARCH 12 2013

Collage classics class. 1-3p.m. Tuesdays, Feb. 5-March 12, at Scholze Park Center, 280 Dickman Ave., Monterey. Creative projects using images from magazines, books and old papers. Open to all levels. $50 for Monterey residents, $65 all others. $2 materials fee. 646-3878.


· FEB. 4-25

Hula's Island Grill to donate part of bill to Washington Union Education Foundation. Dine at Hula's from 4p.m. to closing on Mondays, Feb. 4-25, and 10percent of proceeds will go to Washington Union Education Foundation. Hula's is at 622 Lighthouse Ave., Monterey. 655-4852.


· FEB. 2

Valentine Fair. Noon-5p.m. Saturday, Feb. 2, at the Pacific Grove Art Center, 568 Lighthouse Ave., Pacific Grove. Vendor fair of individualized products from local creative people. Free admission. 375-2208.


· FEB. 2

"What's New Pussycat?" 11a.m. Saturday, Feb. 2, at Lighthouse Cinemas, 525 Lighthouse Ave., Pacific Grove. $5. 643-1333.



· FEB. 2

Poetry reading. 10:15a.m. Saturday, Feb. 2, at the Carmel Valley Library, 65 W. Carmel Valley Road, Carmel Valley. Poetry reading by six local Carmel Valley poets. Free. 659-2377.


· FEB. 4

Carmel Orchid Society. 7p.m. Monday, Feb. 4, at the Community Church of the Monterey Peninsula, 4590 Carmel Valley Road, Carmel Valley. Guest speaker: Dean Jung of Paphiness Orchids in Palo Alto. 625-1565,

· FEB. 4

Monterey Bay Talespinners meeting. 6:30p.m. Monday, Feb. 4, Monterey Public Library Community Room, 625 Pacific St., Monterey. Free. Share tales or just come listen, as others practice the tradition of storytelling. Free. 646-8584, 372-5762.


· FEB. 2

Scarlett Road. 7p.m. Saturday, Feb. 2, at Plaza Linda restaurant, 27 E. Carmel Valley Road, Carmel Valley. $10. 659-4229.

· FEB. 2

Serenade Flute and Guitar Duo. 1-2:30p.m. Saturday, Feb. 2, at Grand Avenue Deli, 229 Grand Ave., Pacific Grove. Classical and international selections played by Sergey Lipovetsky and Laura Shaw. Free. 375-7474, 521-4960.

· FEB. 5-6

The Monterey Symphony presents "Pulcinella: A Symphonic Story." 9:30a.m. and 10:45a.m. Tue-Wed, Feb. 5-6, in Sherwood Hall at the Steinbeck Institute for Arts and Culture, 940 N. Main St., Salinas. (9:30a.m. Feb. 6 is sold out). Free. For information and registration call Carol at 645-4426.



· FEB. 2

Discover Monterey Bay by kayak. 9:30a.m.-12:30p.m. Saturday, Feb. 2, at Monterey Bay Kayaks, 693 Del Monte Ave., Monterey. Fun tour for beginning and experienced paddlers of all ages. Guide and gear provided. Ability to swim required. Children 12 and younger must be accompanied by paid adult. Cost for ages 3 to 6: $35 district residents, $39 all others. Ages 7 and up: $50/$55. Groups of four: $175/$193., 372-3196, ext. 102.


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.


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,


Garland Ranch Regional Park. For a schedule of hikes on Saturdays and Sundays, see 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.


Sierra Club hikes. Schedule of hikes at Free.


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.


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


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


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,


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,


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,


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.


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


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,

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