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The New Monterey Business Association is pleased to announce the films for the 2011 season of Movies in the Park! Please note the change in schedule as of June 22 - the correct dates are listed below.

Saturday, July 9: Butch Cassidy & the Sundance Kid (1969)
Saturday, August 13: Up (2009)
Saturday, September 10: Indiana Jones & the Temple of Doom (1984)

When & Where: All Movies in the Park will be held outdoors at Scholze Park, located at the corner of Lighthouse Ave and Dickman Ave in front of the Scholze Park Community Center. All films will begin after sunset, but you are welcome to come early and bring a picnic. Bay View Academy will be selling snacks onsite to raise funds for the school. Remember to dress warmly and bring blankets and/or chairs. Please do not bring pets or alcohol. Minors must be accompanied by an adult.

Tickets: Admission is free, but because space is limited tickets must be obtained in advance from any participating shop along Lighthouse Avenue in Monterey (look for the Movies in the Park poster in the window in late June). ...Read More

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 June:

Mondays: Belly Dancing Class (9am-10am)
Tuesdays: Public Computers Available (9am-4:30pm)
Wednesdays: Sewing (10am-2pm)
Thursdays: Matinee Movie (1pm-3pm)
Fridays: Coffee & Conversation (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 June as an Adobe PDF file, please click here. ...Read More

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.

Middle Ground: A Week's Tour of the Peninsula's Middle Eastern Offerings Yields a Satisfying Experience
by Christy Khoshaba
Monterey County Weekly, 05/26/11

Sun Set: National Stars Sleepy Sun Visit Carbone's in New Monterey
by Adam Joseph
Monterey County Weekly, 05/26/11

Memorable Music on Tap for Memorial Day Weekend
by Mac McDonald
Monterey Herald, 05/26/11

This year, the New Monterey Business Association wants YOU to pick the movies for Movies in the Park. Suggestions have been submitted, and we have ten finalists. Please vote for your favorites - voting ends Sunday, June 5!

The top three vote-getters will be featured at Movies in the Park in Scholze Park on July 9, August 13, and September 10.

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Salad Month at Hula's

Posted on May 11th, 2011 by Lighthouse District

Throughout the month of May, Hula's Island Grill & Tiki Room (622 Lighthouse Ave) is celebrating National Salad Month!

In May, we'll have four new salads available at both lunch and dinner. Guests are invited to try each one and vote for their favorite. The winning salad will be added to Hula's permanent menu.

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.

Paper Wing's Compelling "Bug" a Singular Theatrical Experience
by C. Kevin Smith
Monterey Herald, 05/05/11

Donkey Rock: Feel-Good Rockers "The Donkeys" Take National Tour Through Carbone's
by Michelle Fitzsimmons
Monterey County Weekly, 05/05/11

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 May:

Mondays: Bingo (12:30pm-2:30pm)
Tuesdays: Afternoon Games (12:30pm)
Wednesdays: Watercolor Painting (10am-12pm)
Thursdays: Yoga for Everyone (9:30am-10:30am)
Fridays: Nintendo Wii Play (9:30am-11:30am)
Please note: we will be closed on May 30

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

This year, the New Monterey Business Association wants YOU to pick the movies for Movies in the Park. It's easy as one, two, see.

ONE: Nominate. Pick three movies you'd like to see and send us the list via e-mail, through our Facebook page, or by clicking on "Add Comment" at the bottom of this post. (Nominations must be received by Sunday, May 15.)

TWO: Vote. The ten most nominated movies will be voted on by the public at LighthouseDistrict.net. (Voting begins Monday, May 23 and ends Sunday, June 3.)

SEE: The three movies that get the most votes will be shown this year at Movies in the Park in Scholze Park. Show dates this year are July 9, August 13, and September 10. Movies start a half-hour after sunset.

Monterey County Film Commission wishes to remind the community that applications for the fourth annual $1,000 scholarship for film students are due on April 30, 2011. Forms are available at the film commission office, or may be downloaded from their website.

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.

Paper Wing Theatre Company is proud to announce our expansion featuring a new, more intimate production space, the Gallerie Theatre. Wanting more stage time for the many talented actors, directors, and musicians, we've made room at our current location at 320 Hoffman Avenue to include this "black box theatre" for smaller productions.

We'll continue to house our bigger shows in our Main Theatre, and are excited to showcase other projects (unplugged musicians, intimate shows, play readings and poetry, etc.) in the new Gallerie Theatre. This will allow more talented artists of all capacities to have access to an audience!

Come on down and check out the new Gallerie Theatre, opening on Friday, April 22 with our production of Tracy Letts's play, Bug.

On the Beach is proud to sponsor the 2011 Monterey Bay Skate Jam Series! The one and only monthly skateboarding event on the Monterey Peninsula, our skate jams are designed to be a fun and interactive competitive event for riders, friends, and family alike. With a live DJ, product tosses, food, and drinks (and, on occasion, demos, games of skate, and other fun events), we invite skaters, friends, and family to come out and enjoy the day with us.

There are 4 age divisions: 8 and under, 9-12, 13-17, and 18 and up. Riders will be judged based on (in order of importance): creativity, style, consistency, variety (in tricks and use of obstacles), and difficulty.

Sign-ups start at 10am, contests start at 11am. Normally, the event runs until 3pm. Dates and locations are as follows:

April 9 - Marina Skate Park
Marina City Teen Center, 304 Hillcrest Ave

May 7 - Marina Skate Park
Marina City Teen Center, 304 Hillcrest Ave

June 11 - Monterey Skate Park
El Estero Park, Pearl St. & Camino Aguajito

July 9 - Marina Skate Park
Marina City Teen Center, 304 Hillcrest Ave

August 13 - Marina Skate Park
Marina City Teen Center, 304 Hillcrest Ave

September 10 - Monterey Skate Park
El Estero Park, Pearl St. & Camino Aguajito

October 8 Championship - Marina Skate Park
Marina City Teen Center, 304 Hillcrest Ave

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.

In Your Dish: A Video Spotlight on Amir's Kabob House
by Mark C. Anderson
Monterey County Weekly, 04/07/11

Base Jumping: 7 Orange ABC Brings the Acoustic/Electric to Carbone's
by Adam Joseph
Monterey County Weekly, 04/07/11

We're Looking at One of the Busiest Musical Weeks so Far this Year
by Mac McDonald
Monterey Herald, 04/07/11

On March 2, 2011, the Monterey County Office of Education conditionally approved a charter school petition for Bay View Academy, a free, inclusive K-5 public charter school committed to developing the whole child. Bay View Academy is currently negotiating with MPUSD and the City of Monterey to locate at the former Bay View School or Hilltop Park in the New Monterey Neighborhood. Enrollment is now open for 2011-2012.

But Bay View Academy needs your help! It will be some time before their funding begins to arrive from the state. In the meantime, there are lots of expenses that must be incurred to get ready to open the school in August. Your contribution of any size will greatly help the effort to open the school on time.

Bay View Academy is a non-profit public benefit corporation and a 501c3 tax exempt organization for both state and federal tax purposes. For more information or to make a contribution, please visit the Bay View Academy website.

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.

Paper Wing Theatre Is the Most Unruly Theater Company in the County
by Walter Ryce
Monterey County Weekly, 03/31/11

A History of Violence: Paper Wing Unsettles with "A Clockwork Orange"
by Adam Joseph
Monterey County Weekly, 03/31/11

Fearless Lead Role Almost Saves "Clockwork" from Shortcomings
by C. Kevin Smith
Monterey Herald, 03/31/11

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 April:

Mondays: Tap Dancing for Adults (3pm-4pm)
Tuesdays: Bridge (12:30pm-2:30pm)
Wednesdays: Sewing (10am-2pm)
Thursdays: Yoga for Everyone (9:30am-10:30am)
Fridays: Public Computers Available (9am-4:30pm)

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

The New Monterey Business Association is pleased to welcome American Lock & Key to the Lighthouse District!

American Lock and Key offers a variety of commercial and residential security-related products and services as well as automotive key services. In the shop, there are full displays of all major lock brands in popular finishes as well as many hard-to-find lock styles that are no longer distributed.

American Lock & Key, in business at its first location in Seaside for 25 years, is bonded and insured. Pay them a visit at their newest location at 856 Lighthouse Ave, or give the shop a call at 831-372-1400.

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.

Paper Wing Theatre Brings the Cult Classic 'A Clockwork Orange' to the Stage
by Lily Dayton
Monterey Herald, 03/24/11

Naughty By Nature: The Phenomenauts Use Talent and Subterfuge to Get Top Gigs
by Adam Joseph
Monterey County Weekly, 03/24/11

Mac About Town (The Shivas and The Phenomenauts at Carbone's)
by Mac McDonald
Monterey Herald, 03/24/11

Bay View Academy to Hold Public Information Sessions
Staff
Monterey Herald, 03/24/11

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

Garden of Eatin' (Cooking for Solutions at the Aquarium)
by Mark C. Anderson
Monterey County Weekly, 03/17/11

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