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Carbone's in July

Posted on July 4th, 2011 by Lighthouse District

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

Mondays: Mellow Merlot Night
Tuesdays: Open Mic Night, welcoming all acts
Wednesdays: Ladies' Night with drink specials
Thursdays: Dart & Pool Tournaments
Fridays: Live Music, 9pm (check the calendar for details)

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

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 July:

Mondays: Bingo (12:30pm-2:30pm)
Tuesdays: Computer Instruction (10am-12pm)
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 July 4

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 July as an Adobe PDF file, please click here.

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.

New Lease: Bay View Academy Charter School Finally Finds Space, and the Students to Fill It
by Rebecca Robinson
Monterey County Weekly, 06/23/11

Bay View Charter School Has a Site
by Claudia Melendez Salinas
Monterey Herald, 6/21/11

Cat's Meow (801A Lighthouse Ave) is happy to announce our new, extended summer hours! We're now open Monday-Friday, 1pm-7pm; Saturday, 1pm-4pm; and Sunday, 1pm-3pm.

Come on in and revamp your wardrobe with cool summer clothes that match the tan you hope to achieve with long hours at the beach this summer!

The Association of Film Commissioners International has announced that the Lighthouse District's own Monterey County Film Commission has won second place in the "Specialty Item" category in the ACFI's 2011 Marketing Awards competition for its tradeshow brochure handout.

The award-winning handout was designed as a "Reel Assets Portfolio" with the motto of "We can show you the money...but we'd rather show you our priceless locations." Locations within Monterey County were spotlighted with photos and captions on a money theme.

The AFCI Marketing Awards is a global competition encouraging film commissions to put forth winning components of their marketing and advertising campaigns. There were entries in eleven categories from ads and digital video to websites, with a judging panel of professional marketers and entertainment industry experts.

Monterey Bay Aquarium is happy to announce a summer full of fun tours for the whole family! Sail, dive, and see what goes on behind the scenes at the Aquarium. To view complete information on our Summer Adventures and to make reservations, please click here.

The Royal Treatment: Share the Love (ages 21 and up)
July 1 - August 31, Thursdays-Sundays

You and your loved one will be treated like royalty as you have the experience of a lifetime. Start your day with a private breakfast created by renowned Napa Valley chef Cindy Pawlcyn, followed by a private behind-the-scenes tour and champagne sailing adventure on Monterey Bay.

Sealife Sails: Day Sails (ages 8 and up)
June 17 - September 3, Thursdays - Saturdays

Let the animals tell the story of Monterey Bay. Along the way you may get to see marine birds, sea lions, seals and sea otters, all common visitors to the bay. You may even take a turn at the helm steering the boat!

Sealife Sails: Evening Sails (ages 8 and up)
June 17 - September 3, Thursdays - Saturdays

Join us for a spectacular evening sail on the waters of the Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary.

Underwater Explorers (ages 8-13)
June 18 - September 5

Come dive with us! In this unique program, kids ages 8 to 13 are introduced to surface SCUBA with Aquarium dive staff in the Great Tide Pool.

Feed the Fish (ages 6 and up)
June 18 - September 5, 30 minutes

Ever wonder what thousands of sardines eat for lunch? Find out on this quick trip behind the scenes.

Shark Tour (ages 6 and up)
June 18 - September 5, 60 minutes

Love sharks? Discover over a dozen species of sharks, skates, and rays that call the Aquarium home.

Family Tour (all ages)
June 19 - September 5, 45 minutes

Do your kids dream about getting closer to ocean animals? Designed with our youngest visitors in mind, this group tour takes you behind the scenes with Aquarium naturalists.

Behind-the-Scenes Tour (ages 6 and up)
Daily, 60 minutes

What does it take to run a world-class aquarium? Unlock the secrets with this special, insider’s tour and follow our guides through staff-only doors.

Feeding Frenzy (ages 8 and up)
Most Thursdays and Sundays, 2 hours

Our most in depth tour starts before we open the doors to the public. Everyone loves to eat, and our animals are no different! You’ll get a new view of the Aquarium in this behind-the-scenes adventure.

Personal Guided Tour (ages 6 and up)
By appointment only, 90 minutes

Have a question you’ve always wanted to ask about our animals and...Read More

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).

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.

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.

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.

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.

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