If you are a Monterey County Hospitality Association member you will soon be receiving an announcement from the MCHA regarding the establishment and implementation of the Monterey County Hospitality Association Health and Welfare Trust. This Trust was implemented to afford the member companies access to high quality, affordable health insurance plans. The Trust plans are fully insured by United Healthcare. Additionally, the Trust has appointed the Monterey Hospitality Benefits Group, Inc. as the sole sales and service consultant for the health plans.

As a member of MCHA, these discounted rates and high quality plans are available to you. Give us a call to setup an appointment to learn about the plan rates, 831.920.2841.

You may also join Monterey Hospitality Benefits Group at our office at 480 Calle Principal, Suite 1 in Old Monterey to learn about the Health Trust and how you can start the enrollment process. These free information sessions will be held daily, June 26 - July 7, 3:30pm-6:30pm. Light refreshments will be served.

We at Youth Arts Collective (YAC) are so proud of YACster Angela Bomarito, who recently accepted a six month position at the Walt Disney Company as a Digital Media Intern! Angela was always one of our most prolific painters - she started out focused on fine art, learned graphic arts at MPC, and was then accepted at CSUMB in 2016. You can see Angels's fabulous work on her website here. Congratulations, Angela!

YAC is a nonprofit, after school art studio and mentorship program for high school and college artists - brilliant and struggling, confident and fringe, multi-ethnic, multi-tempered, and over 40% financially challenged. They learn art, job, and life skills, and gain a healthy dose of self-esteem and gratitude along the way. YACsters learn to believe in themselves, take creative risk, and give back.

YAC provides supplies, studio space, art training, exhibition and commission opportunities, individual mentoring, and a community unlike any other. We’re open 4 hours a day, 6 days a week, year round.

Construction of the Holman Hwy 68 Roundabout Project will require on-ramp closures, night work, and the closure of the Pebble Beach Highway 1 Gate periodically from Monday June 19 through Thursday, June 29, 2017. Throughout this period, emergency vehicles will have access at all times. Drivers are encouraged to use an alternate route if possible.

Upcoming Construction (June 19 - June 29)
Below is the projected schedule. However, this schedule is dependent on the weather and rain may delay the closures. To receive the most recent information on closures and detours please sign up for text alerts and email blasts. Detour signage will be in place, including signage to the hospital. Plan to use alternate routes and avoid the intersection whenever possible.

Day and Night Work

Monday June 19 – Wednesday June 21 (Day and Night)
Highway 1 gate exit from Pebble Beach will be CLOSED; all other gates will remain open. Highway 1 Gate entrance to Pebble Beach will be OPEN. Southbound Highway 1 on-ramp will be CLOSED.

Thursday, June 22 – Tuesday, June 27 (Day and Night)
Those leaving Pebble Beach from the Highway 1 Gate will be able to turn left to access Highway 68 ONLY. The southbound Highway 1 on-ramp will remain CLOSED for the duration. The Highway 1 Gate entrance to Pebble Beach will be OPEN. (Traffic will run on rough, unpaved road near the teardrop island.)

Wednesday, June 28 (Night: 8 p.m. – 6 a.m.)
Night closure of southbound Highway 1 on-ramp and the Pebble Beach Highway 1 Gate Gate entrance and exit will be CLOSED. The on-ramp and Highway 1 Gate will be OPEN during the DAY. (Traffic will run on rough, unpaved road near the teardrop island.)

Thursday, June 29 (Night: 8 p.m. – 6 a.m.)
Night closure of the southbound Highway 1 on-ramp and the Pebble Beach Highway 1 gate entrance and exit will be CLOSED. The on-ramp and Highway 1 gGate will be OPEN during the day.

During the southbound Highway 1 on-ramp closure, drivers coming from Pacific Grove, Community Hospital, and the Aguajito Road neighborhood who are going towards southbound Highway 1 (towards Carmel) will need to follow the detour and head north on Highway 1 to make a U-turn at Munras Avenue. Large trucks and buses are advised to U-turn at Aguajito Road. During the Pebble Beach Highway 1 Gate closures, drivers are advised to use an alternate gate.

Singing, Piano, Guitar and Ukulele Classes start in June 2017.

Don't miss your opportunity to sign up for classes in guitar, voice, piano and ukulele.

SJG School of Music and the cities of Campbell and San Jose have partnered to produce the best group music program in the South Bay with 7 locations and over 80 classes from which to choose. Classes now forming for June 2017.

Classes are conveniently offered at the following locations in both Campbell and San Jose, including:

Classes vary by location. Click on the link above to see course offerings at each location.

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SJG School of Music

The newest addition to the Downtown Campbell dining scene, FLIGHTS, is now open for lunch and dinner from Tuesdays through Sundays.

FLIGHTS serves comfort food tapas style in a classy setting. Everything you order is presented as a flight, three unique preparations of your favorite and meant to be enjoyed family style. It's perfect for a girls night out, a date night, or a family get together.

FLIGHTS was formerly the Socialight Restaurant, but has new ownership and a new direction. They'll be having an all day grand opening party on July 8th with free food to introduce you to their bold new concept for Downtown Campbell.

FLIGHTS is a comfort food tapas place with an incredible cocktail program. Everything on our menu is served as a trio. Food, cocktails, wine and beer all served as a flight. Its meant to be enjoyed family style. We also have a new approach to service—a model where "counter service" meets "sit down service." Everyone in our team will work together. There are no sections, so every team member is in charge of every table. There will be a little card at each table. Flip it to "Red" if you want someone to "STOP" or leave it at "Green" if you are doing good. The best of both worlds!