As Paper Wing Theatre celebrates 10 years of local entertainment, our theatre needs to undergo some minor changes. We're in the process of streamlining and upgrading our facility as well as planning for a brand new performance space. (The "Gallerie" theatre, a black box style space, will be added this spring. We hope to showcase new directors, singer/songwriters, and musicians there.) Most importantly, we're in the process of repairing our fire escape doors, and this has put us in the position of needing to raise $1,000 in the coming days.

We cannot do this alone! Paper Wing Theatre was created to make community theatre accessible to everyone. We reach out to those who wouldn't normally have the means to attend a show. To date, we have given away over 25,000 free tickets to recovery centers and homes, students and their families, and people with low incomes. We work hard to showcase local talent and feature struggling performers at our music shows. Now, in turn, we need help to continue our work.

Please consider making a donation to help us with these upgrades! If you can donate even $10-$20, it will be a great help. If Paper Wing Theatre has brought you joy, entertained you, or given you a place to play, please show your appreciation today. To make a donation online, please click here.


Paper Wing Theatre is pleased to announce the opening of our new coffee house, Paper Wing Coffee, conveniently located in our lobby at 320 Hoffman Avenue in New Monterey.

Featuring Surf City Coffee and Lj's special espresso blend, we're serving delicious espressos, lattes, mochas, chai, and gourmet hot chocolate seven days a week! Visit us Monday-Friday 6:30am-1:30pm and Saturday and Sunday 7am-2pm.

The purpose of Paper Wing Coffee is to help support the plays and performances presented at the theatre. Paper Wing Theatre is independently owned and operated and relies on ticket and concession sales to thrive. Thanks for your support!


The Scholze Park Community Center is pleased to announce that the latest Golden 55 Travelers Program Newsletter, listing information on all our fantastic trips February - June 2011, is now available for download here as an Adobe PDF file! Just click this link to download the document (document size: 86k).

The Travelers Program isn't just for seniors: many trips are available for adults of all ages. For more information on The Golden 55 Travelers Program, please phone 831-646-3878.


Monterey Bay Aquarium invites you to join us for our 10th annual Cooking for Solutions weekend, May 20-22, 2011. It's three amazing days with something for everyone, featuring more than 70 chefs, 60 wineries, cooking demonstrations, discussions of sustainable food and coastal living, and more! With guests such as Alton Brown, Guy Fieri, and our honored chef, Rick Moonen, it's sure to be an unforgettable celebration.

To see a complete schedule of events, please click here. Aquarium members may purchase tickets as of January 4. All others may purchase tickets beginning January 24. Please visit the Cooking for Solutions website for more information.


Welcome to Lighthouse District in the News, an occasional post featuring recent news articles on Monterey's Lighthouse District. Please click the links below to read the full articles.

Lighthouse May Get Left-Turn Lane
by Kevin Howe
Monterey Herald, 12/01/10

Green Business: There's More to Mary Jane'z New Owners than Smoke and Mirrors
by Gabriel Skvor
Monterey County Weekly, 12/09/10

Mike Beck & the Bohemian Saints Back on Home Turf this Weekend
by Mac McDonald
Monterey Herald, 12/09/10

Hobo from Heaven: How a Homeless Man's Input Led to Three Shows by Songs Hotbox Harry Taught Us this Weekend
by Adam Joseph
Monterey County Weekly, 12/09/10


Meow Money: The Perfect Gift!

Posted on December 6th, 2010 by Lighthouse District

The Lighthouse District's own Cat's Meow (801 Lighthouse Ave) is pleased to announce the introduction of Meow Money! Meow Money, available in $5 denominations, can be used just like cash for purchases at Cat's Meow. It's our answer to gift cards! Give your friends and family the gift of Meow Money this holiday season.

Cat's Meow: offering stylish, distinctive, and inspirational fashion.


Carbone's in December

Posted on November 30th, 2010 by Lighthouse District

Come on down to Carbone's in New Monterey's Lighthouse District! Throughout December, there's lots going on in the evenings:

Mondays: Monday Night Football
Wednesdays: Ladies' Night
Fridays: Live music, 9pm (check the calendar for details)
Sundays We have NFL Package this season! Watch all the Sunday games on our 8 TVs, indoor and outdoor viewing. On Sundays, we'll also be offering free pool and $3.50 Bloody Marys.
Update: Carbone's will be open throughout December - we've canceled our planned one-week closure.

Carbone's, your friendly neighborhood bar: old school, new rules at 214 Lighthouse Ave. ...Read More


Hula's New Happy Hour

Posted on November 29th, 2010 by Lighthouse District

Hula's Island Grill and Tiki Room (622 Lighthouse Ave) is pleased to announce its new Happy Hour, Tuesdays-Saturdays, 2pm-6pm and Sundays and Mondays, 4pm-6pm.

During this time, Hula's will offer special wines by the glass and Tiki cocktails for only $5, as well as special $5 pupus including Vietnamese spring rolls, pork-stuffed pot stickers, and crispy coconut shrimp rolls.