Monterey Community Emergency Response Training (CERT) offers free training 2-4 times per year. You can register now for the upcoming series of classes starting in September! All classes are taught in Monterey Anyone may enroll by sending an e-mail of interest. You'll receive a confirmation with class location and further details.

This upcoming CERT training will occur Saturday, September 16, Saturday, September 23, and Sunday, September 24. Class time each day is 8:20am-4:30pm. Attendance at all three sessions is required to graduate from the class. Note: high school students can get 24 hours of community service credits for taking the class.

The CERT Program uses a FEMA curriculum to educate people about disaster preparedness for hazards that may impact their area and trains them in basic disaster response skills such as fire safety, light search and rescue, team organization, and disaster medical operations. Using the training learned in the classroom and during exercises, CERT members can assist their families and others in their neighborhood or workplace following an event when professional responders are not immediately available to help. CERT also participates in searches for missing persons, serves as coastal spotters for persons swept out to sea, storm response, and other emergencies.

In the classes, you'll learn emergency first-aid, use of a fire extinguisher, disaster preparedness, shutting down your utilities, rescue, communications when phones fail, and assessing your home or workplace after an earthquake or storm.

Thangka at Maybe on Monday

Posted on August 14th, 2017 by Maybe on Monday in Old Monterey

To create the mandala paintings known as thangka, the artist must pay great attention to detail and be passionate about their work. Maybe on Monday is proud to have a few thangka available in different sizes - we buy directly from the artists themselves. If you're interested in this artwork, please contact us at the shop. We're located at 251-B Pearl Street in Old Monterey; our phone number is 831-621-0035.

Peter B's Brewpub's own Half Moon Helles was picked as the winner of the Judge's Choice award at the California Beer Festival this past weekend! As one of the most talked about brews at the fest, this crisp and refreshing lager has a floral and spicy aroma with sweet biscuit flavor and mineral finish - 4.5% ABV, 17 IBU. Visit Peter B's at Portola Hotel & Spa.

Dive Mola shirts are now crushing the swag aisle at Bamboo Reef Scuba Diving Center in Monterey! Dive Mola is the official unofficial dive flag for Monterey Bay's coldwater kelp connoisseurs. Wash cold and dry low, these are your very own organic, U.S. made t-shirts, locally printed by Santa Cruz Barrios Unidos. Come by the shop and check them out - we're located at 614 Lighthouse Avenue in Monterey.

Visiting Monterey and need a place to stay? Monterey Hostel is located in Monterey's Lighthouse District with easy access to Cannery Row, Monterey Bay Aquarium, beautiful Monterey Bay, and lots of great restaurants. We have beds available for $45 and a private room for up to 4 people available for $139. Call us at 831-649-0375 or email us for more information.

Om Studios invites pregnant women to join us for our Community Prenatal Yoga classes on Fridays at 11:30am at our studios at 631B Cass Street in Monterey. The best part of the prenatal class is more than just yoga! Come connect with other mothers and stay afterwards for tea and snacks. This class is taught by two doulas/yoga teachers and is donation-based.

Esteban Restaurant at Casa Munras Garden Hotel & Spa asks you to help us celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Summer of Love and the 60th Anniversary of the Monterey Jazz Festival by submitting a “romantic moment” at Estéban Restaurant. The winner will receive two adult tickets to the Monterey Jazz Festival for Friday and Saturday shows in the Arena (Jimmy Lyons Stage) as well as access to the other seven general admission stages located throughout the fairgrounds.

In order to be eligible for the contest, guests must dine and then submit photos via Facebook and tag Esteban Restaurant or on Instagram by tagging #estebanrestaurant and #summeroflove in the caption. The contest closes on September 5, 2017 and the winner will be chosen and contacted via direct message on Friday, September 8, 2017

Lighthouse District's New Online Dining Guide

Posted on August 8th, 2017 by lighthouseave in Lighthouse District

The Lighthouse District website now has an online dining guide! Explore the wide variety of restaurants, cafes, and bars along Lighthouse Avenue in Monterey from your computer or mobile device. With plenty of photos and descriptions, the character of each unique spot is brought to life. Discover great food and drink in New Monterey!