The featured trend of the month at Cat's Meow Boutique is Steampunk! We love this look.

What's Steampunk? It's vintage futurism - a Victorian and steam era industrial revolution featuring cogs, bolts, brass, copper, and flight goggles intertwined with satin, leather, and lace. Just combine a healthy dose of Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea with a smattering of the film Brazil, and you've got a good start.

Want your own Steampunk look? Schedule an appointment with Cat's Meow owner and stylist, Melinda Collis, who can help you find your own style, 831-393-2287.

The Scholze Park Community Center, located in the heart of New Monterey's Lighthouse District at 280 Dickman Avenue, is busy with drop-in activities five days a week! Here's a sample for March:

Mondays: Public Computers Available (9am-4:30pm)
Tuesdays: Needlepoint (9am-12pm)
Wednesdays: Gentle Exercise (10:30am-11:30am)
Thursdays: Thursday Matinee Movie (1pm)
Fridays: Nintendo Wii Play (9:30am-11:30am)

Although we primarily cater to people age 55 and older, many of our events welcome adults age 18 and up. Just give us a call at 831-646-3878 or stop by to learn more. To download a calendar of activities for March as an Adobe PDF file, please click here. ...Read More

Paper Wing Theatre is expanding the cast for our production of A Clockwork Orange! We're in need of male actors, age 20-60, and female actors, age 20-50, as well as backstage tech folks. All body types and people are wanted! No previous experience is necessary.

Paper Wing Theatre was created so actors could play, learn, teach, bond, and enjoy a place to create amazing and unique shows. Gain experience onstage or backstage, learn the basics, and have fun. There are no cliques here; we hire based on desire, willingness, and talent. Give us a try! Please call us to make an appointment to audition, 831-905-5684.

Current Comics, located at 400 Lighthouse Avenue in New Monterey, encourages you to drop by our shop and make a donation to Operation Yellow Ribbon Monterey, which plans to send at least 1,000 care packages to troops serving in Iraq and Afghanistan in March. You can help in three ways: by donating cash, care package items (see below), and/or letters of encouragement to the troops.

The next deadline for donations is March 9, 2011 - in New Monterey, the drop-off point is Current Comics. If you wish to donate cash to help cover shipping costs, please make out a check to "ARC Operation: Care & Comfort". A letter or card of encouragement and support (unsealed) may also be dropped off at the shop, to be included in the shipment to our men and women far from home.

Items Suitable for Donation:
Suggested food and snack items include: individually wrapped hard candy (no chocolate); gum and mints; small packages of nuts, seeds, pretzels and cookies; granola bars and instant oatmeal; sweetened drink mixes, ground or instant coffee, cocoa, tea, sugar and sweetener packets; small pop-top tins of tuna or chicken (no pork products); canned fruit and fruit cocktails; non-refrigerated microwavable meals; dried fruit (no apricots); and beef jerky.

Suggested personal items include: hotel or travel-sized deodorant, shampoo, lotion, toothpaste and mouthwash; toothbrushes, dental floss and breath strips; disposable razors; eye drops and saline nose drops; unscented baby wipes, wet wipes, and small hand sanitizers; small Kleenex packets and Q-Tips; anti-fungal creams; Band-Aids, Gold Bond Medicated Foot Powder and moleskin cushions; non-aerosol air fresheners; new or used DVDs or CDs; AAA and AA batteries; disposable cameras; current paperback books and magazines; pens and AT&T worldwide/global phone cards. ...Read More

Cat's Meow Presents Keyte's Knits

Posted on February 14th, 2011 by Lighthouse District

Cat's Meow Boutique (801 Lighthouse Ave) is pleased to announce our artisan of the month, Keyte Marui, of Keyte's Knits!

Using only the finest crochet yarn, and with the help of one of the best knitters and weavers of our time, these great fashions have been made available to you at affordable prices at Cat's Meow. Come in and check out these great pieces!

Applications for the fourth annual Monterey County Film Commission $1,000 scholarship for film students are now being accepted. Forms are available at the film commission office, or may be downloaded from our website. Deadline to submit applications is April 30, 2011.

The scholarship program was created to provide financial aid and incentive to students of film and beginning filmmakers who reside in Monterey County or are currently enrolled in a community college or university in the county. The fund was established as a permanent endowment with the Community Foundation for Monterey County. For additional information, please contact the film commission at 831-646-0910.

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