District Blog

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.

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.

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.

Supporters Push Bay View Charter
by Claudia Melendez Salinas
Monterey Herald, 02/03/11

Paper Wing Theatre Company Presents A Musical Tribute to the Coen Brothers Film "O Brother, Where Art Thou?"
by Lily Dayton
Monterey Herald, 02/03/11

There's a Harmonic Convergence of Musical Offerings on Friday Night
by Mac McDonald
Monterey Herald, 02/03/11

Case of the Yip: Of Montreal Members Take New Two-Man Yip Deceiver Pop Project to Carbone's
by Zeeek Kim
Monterey County Weekly, 02/03/11

Business Briefs: Chic Event Rentals Plans Grand Opening
by Monterey Herald Staff
Monterey Herald, 02/02/11

Valentine's on Lighthouse

Posted on January 31st, 2011 by Lighthouse District

Celebrate Valentine's Day in the Lighthouse District! Whether you're single or part of a couple, love Valentine's Day or dread it, we've got something for everybody throughout the month of February.

Enjoy a romantic meal at one of our many fine dining establishments; grab a sweet bite or a delicious drink at our dessert spots or coffee shops; meet your future sweetie at a singles party at one of our bars; or catch a great deal on all sorts of fun items and services at one of our shops. To see a complete list of events and specials, please click here.

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.

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.

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.