Spa on the Plaza is offering specials and services to honor the feminine spirit. Please phone us at 831-647-9000 or visit our website for more information.

Mom's Spa Retreat
$165 for 80 minutes
A private tub followed by an aromatherapy massage and a de-stress back treatment with jojoba beads, chamomile, lavender, and an exotic European rose mask.

Mom's Spa Day
$210 for 2 hours
A complete immersion into the healing power of essential oils. This deeply relaxing package includes an aromatherapy massage using healing blends of fine essential oils and an aromatherapy facial and deluxe custom mask.

Thanks to some talented students from York School, Monterey County Youth Museum (MY Museum), located at 425 Washington Street in Old Monterey, has a new and improved interactive video exhibit at the museum’s popular theater.

It was MY Museum which approached York School’s Director of Technology, Kevin Brookhouser, to take on the video project. To bring it to life, the York students opted to use a small and inexpensive computer created by RaspberryPi which retails for only $35. Students volunteered after school to create an improved interactive video program, complete with new sound effects, coded using Python. They also used a laser cutter and 3D printers in the school’s Design Shop to manufacture components of the project. The housing box is made out of transparent acrylic so visitors can see the inner works of the system.

Not only does this exhibit teach visitors about theatre and video, to careful observers it shows how computers can connect to physical buttons to drive sound and video effects. The project is designed to be upgradable in the future to add new features and effects.

York students will be presenting their work at the Santa Cruz Maker Fair on May 5, 2018.

Below are the showtimes for Osio Theater, an independent, locally-owned movie theater located at 350 Alvarado Street in Old Monterey, May 4-10, 2018.

Fri at 7:20pm, 9:40pm
Sat & Sun at 11:40am, 2:20pm, 4:55pm, 7:20pm, 9:40pm
Mon - Thurs at 2:20pm, 4:55pm, 7:20pm, 9:40pm

On an unforgiving, snow-swept frontier, a group of bloodthirsty bounty hunters preys on a band of persecuted outlaws who have taken to the hills. As the price on each head is collected one-by-one, only a mute gunslinger named Silence stands between the innocent refugees and the greed and corruption that the bounty hunters represent. Watch the trailer.

Weekdays at 2:40pm, 5pm, 7:20pm, 9:30pm
Sat & Sun at 12:20pm, 2:40pm, 5pm, 7:20pm, 9:30pm

On a summer day in 1945, an Orthodox man and his grown son return to a village in Hungary while the villagers prepare for the wedding of the town clerk's son. The townspeople - suspicious, remorseful, fearful, and cunning - expect the worst and behave accordingly. The town clerk fears the men may be heirs of the village's deported Jews and expects them to demand their illegally acquired property back. Watch the trailer.

Weekdays at 2:30pm, 4:50pm, 7:15pm, 9:30pm
Sat & Sun at 12pm, 2:30pm, 4:50pm, 7:15pm, 9:30pm

Balancing between feverish dreamlike hallucinations of a tormented past and a grim disoriented reality, Joe is a traumatized Gulf War veteran who becomes an unflinching hired gun. With an infernal reputation of being a brutal man of results, he embarks on a blood-drenched rescue mission of Nina, the innocent, 13-year-old daughter of an ambitious New York senator. Watch the trailer.

Weekdays at 2:10pm, 7:10pm
Sat & Sun at 11:30am, 2:10pm, 7:10pm

When 'Lady' Sandra Abbott discovers that her husband of 40 years is having an affair with her best friend, she seeks refuge in London with her estranged older sister, Bif. The two could not be more different. But different is just what Sandra needs at the moment, and she reluctantly lets Bif drag her along to a community dance class, where gradually she starts finding her feet and romance as she meets her sister's friends. Watch the trailer.

Weekdays at 1:50pm, 4:20pm, 6:50pm, 9:10pm
Sat & Sun at 11:20am, 1:50pm, 4:20pm, 6:50pm, 9:10pm

When, by executive decree, all the canine pets of Megasaki City are exiled to a vast garbage-dump, Atari, the 12-year-old ward of the corrupt mayor, sets off alone in a miniature plane and flies to Trash Island in search of his dog, Spots. There, with the assistance of a pack...Read More

Did you know that local residents can volunteer to gather data or help the public understand more about the natural environment found around Monterey Bay? Some volunteer opportunities with Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary are one-day events, while others occur over several months. To learn more about any of these activities and/or sign up, please contact Lisa Emanuelson, Volunteer Coordinator.

Snapshot Day is Saturday May 5th this year, when data is gathered for annual comparison. Training for this activity will be Saturday, April 29th.

Urban Watch is conducted in Pacific Grove twice a month for five months each year. Water quality is monitored one week; the next time, trash that’s making its way into the bay is monitored. Training for this activity will be May 16, 2018, in Pacific Grove.

Team Ocean involves kayak naturalists who educate people on the water between Memorial Day and Labor Day.

Bay Net involves many volunteers up and down the coastline who educate more than 45,000 people each year about coastal flora and fauna.

First Flush monitors water quality at 37 outfalls between Carmel and Half Moon Bay on the first rain event of the year that exceeds 0.1”. Training for First Flush is conducted in the Fall each year.

Thank you to New Monterey Neighborhood Association for sharing this information with us. If you live in New Monterey, we encourage you to join this great organization and get involved in your community!