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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 Monterey Symphony presents "Pulcinella: A Symphonic Story." 9:30a.m. and 10:45a.m. todayin 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.

"Universalists and Unitarians in America: A People's History." 6:45p.m. today at the Unitarian Universalist Church of the Monterey Peninsula, 490 Aguajito Road, Carmel. Understanding the history of both sides of Universalists and Unitarians denominational family is full of fascinating surprises, inspiring stories and memorable characters, both famous and overlooked. $5 per session. 624-7404.

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,

The Joy of Singing Workshop. 6-8:30p.m. starting today at the Monterey Youth Center, 777 Pearl St., Monterey. Instructor: Luke Martin. For ages 18 and up. Covers technique and performance. $5/class for Monterey residents. 224-4282, 646-3873.

Changing Lifestyles Event. 7-8p.m. today at the Hilton Garden Inn, 1000 Aguajito Road, Monterey. Meet people who have created success for themselves and others. Free. 277-2684.


· FEB. 8

"Director's Cut" opening reception. 5-7p.m. Friday, Feb.


8, at the Carl Cherry Center for the Arts, Fourth Avenue and Guadalupe Street, Carmel. 422-4162.

· FEB. 9

Opening reception. 6-8p.m. Saturday, Feb. 9, at the Carmel Art Association, Dolores Street between Fifth and Sixth avenues, Carmel. Features work by the CAA's 15-member board of directors painters. 624-6176,



· FEB. 8

"Extreme Self-Care" workshop. 7-8:30p.m. Friday, Feb. 8, at the Unitarian Universalist Church of the Monterey Peninsula, 490 Aguajito Road, Carmel. Learn a variety of ways to achieve a healthy, balanced lifestyle. $10. Reservations: 624-7404 or

· FEB. 9

Yoga practice workshop. 1:30-4p.m. Saturday, Feb. 9, in Studio I at the Monterey Sports Center, 301 E. Franklin St., Monterey. In-depth breakdown of the vinyasa and basic standing poses of flow-style yoga. $35-$50. 646-3739,

· FEB. 9

Rose pruning clinic. 10a.m. Saturday, Feb. 9, at Valley Hills Nursery, 7440 Carmel Valley Road, Carmel Valley. 624-3482.

· FEB. 10

Introduction to fly fishing. 9a.m.-4p.m. Sunday, Feb. 10, at Central Coast Fly Fishing, 7172 Carmel Valley Road, Carmel. $70, all equipment included. 626-6586,

· FEB. 10

Hand-printed Valentine workshop. 1-3p.m. Sunday, Feb. 10, at the Carmel Art Association, Dolores Street between Fifth and Sixth avenues, Carmel. Instructor: Pamela Takigawa. Materials and instructions to make a card will be provided. Participants are welcome to bring embellishments such as lace, ribbon or photos to add to their card (with the exception of glitter). Free. 624-6176,


Square dancing: Learn to square dance. 7:30-8:30p.m. the first Tuesday of every month at Oldemeyer Center, 986 Hilby Ave., Seaside. No experience or partner needed. $3. 899-0752.


· FEB. 10

Our Lady of Fatima Society Sale. 7:30a.m.-1p.m. Sunday, Feb. 10, at St. Angela de Merici Church, Lighthouse Avenue between Ninth and Tenth avenues, Pacific Grove. Portuguese donuts $10/dozen. 601-6765.


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.


· FEB. 7

Sea Scribes Monterey Bay Calligraphy Guild. 7-9p.m. Thursday, Feb. 7, in the Art Room, Level A at The Park Lane, 200 Glenwood Circle, Monterey. Valentine's Day card-making demonstration. Bring your basic supply kit: glue stick, scissors, ruler, bone folder, calligraphy pen and ink and micron pen. Paper and other supplies for card provided. Free. 224-3276.


· FEB. 8

Hans Boepple. 8p.m. Friday, Feb. 8, at All Saints' Episcopal Church, Ninth Avenue and Dolores Street, Carmel. Acclaimed pianist and SteinwayInternational Artist, will perform works by Mozart, Rachmaninoff, Bart k and more. $30 general admission, $10 for students., 625-9938.

· FEB. 8

Cirque de Pacific Grove. 7:30-11p.m. Friday, Feb. 8, at Chautauqua Hall, 16th and Central avenues, Pacific Grove. Dance Jam 10-year celebration includes acrobatics, aerial dance and live music by Tropo. $15-$25. Teens and students with valid ID, $10; children $5., 710-0371.

· FEB. 10

Toot Sweet Jazz Band. 1-5p.m. Sunday, Feb. 10, at the Monterey Elks Lodge, 150 Mar Vista Drive, Monterey. $8 members, other jazz club members, Elks and their guests, active military and students; $15 all others. 333-1972.


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.


I Cantori di Carmel is looking for exprienced singers. Seeking new

singers in all vocal categories. Candidates will have previous choral singing experience and will be good readers. Auditions are by appointment. 377-4602,


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.


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


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.



· FEB. 7

"Cholesterol drugs: Good, bad, or not for you." 5:30-6:30p.m. Thursday, Feb. 7, at the Peninsula Wellness Center, 2920 Second Avenue, Marina. Dr. Richard Gray, medical director of Community Hospital's Tyler Heart Institute, weighs the pros and cons. Free. Registration required. 452-4667.

· FEB. 27-MARCH 1

State of the California Central Coast Public symposium. 8:30a.m.-6p.m. Wednesday, 8:30a.m.-5p.m. Thursday, 8:30a.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.



· FEB. 10

The 28th Together with Love Run/Walk. Race starts 9a.m. rain or shine Sunday, Feb. 10, at Lovers Point Park, Pacific Grove. Two races, a 10K and 5K, benefitting the Monterey County Rape Crisis Center. The ninth annual 1K Kids' Fun Run ($12 through Jan. 31, $38 after) begins at 8:15a.m. Rain or shine. Registration: $34 through Jan. 31, $38 after.


Jacks Peak Park tour. 11a.m. the second Saturday of every month at Jacks Peak Park, Highway 68 to Olmsted 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.


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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