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 February:

Mondays: Bingo (12:30pm-2:30pm)
Tuesdays: Bridge (12:30pm-2:30pm)
Wednesdays: Sewing (10am-2pm)
Thursdays: Thursday Matinee Movie (1pm)
Fridays: Coffee & Conversation (9:30am-11:30am)
Please note: We will be closed February 21.

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 February as an Adobe PDF file, please click here. ...Read More

Bamboo Reef Trip to Indonesia

Posted on January 22nd, 2011 by Lighthouse District

Join Keith McNutt and Bamboo Reef of Monterey on this exciting vacation to the Hotel Santika Premiere Resort Manado on Sulawesi in Indonesia, August 17-27, 2011. Price is $2,995 per person.

The trip includes 8 nights at Santika Resort in a garden bungalow with breakfast, lunch, and dinner daily; 5 days of diving in Bunaken National Park; 1 day of diving in Bangka Archipelago; 1 night in Singapore (meals not included); and roundtrip airfare on Singapore Airlines.

All fares subject to change until fully ticketed. A $300 non-refundable deposit will secure your spot on this trip. Final payment is due June 17, 2011. The fare of $2,995 is based on double occupancy. A single supplement is available for an additional $900.00. For more information, please visit our website. To book, please phone us at 831-372-1685.

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 article.

Ethiopian Oomph: Sun Hop Fat Lavishes Worldly Instrumental on Carbone's
by Adam Joseph
Monterey County Weekly, 01/20/11

Dining Out: Hula's Gives Back
by Monterey Herald Staff
Monterey County Herald, 01/19/11

ArtBeat: Paper Wing Theatre Seeks Help
by Marc Cabrera
Monterey County Herald, 01/14/11

Cat's Meow Boutique (801 Lighthouse Ave) is happy to announce that we now offer Classy Cadavers accessories! Each piece is personally handmade by Bleu Blevins. It's truly original work.

Drawing much of her inspiration for 40s glamor and taxidermy arts, Bleu creates pieces influenced by vaudeville, goth, and punk. All her supplies derived from animals have been thoroughly cleaned by certified taxidermists.

Cat's Meow Boutique (801 Lighthouse Ave) is looking for your former favorites for trade or cash on the spot! Our ever-changing inventory includes designer labels, vintage, jeans, leather, current basics, and one-of-a-kind items. You'll also find brand new merchandise and accessories.

Selling for the first time? Call us at 831-393-2287 before you come and ask what we're currently buying to get an idea of what we're looking for. Let us know it's your first time selling to us, and we'll walk you through the process.

Cat's Meow isn't a consignment store - it's quicker than that! If we accept your items, you can get cash or trade on the spot.

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.