Yes, ladies and gentlemen, the holiday season is here and Cat's Meow is pleased to announce we've brought back Meow Money! Meow Money, available in $5 denominations, can be used just like cash for purchases at Cat's Meow. It's our answer to gift cards! Give your friends and family the gift of Meow Money this holiday season.

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The Scholze Park Community Center is pleased to announce that the latest Golden 55 Travelers Program Newsletter, listing information on all our fantastic trips January - June 2012, is now available for download here as an Adobe PDF file! Just click this link to download the document (document size: 80k).

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.


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 December:

Mondays: Bingo (12:30pm-2:30pm)
Tuesdays: Public Computers Available (9am-4:30pm)
Wednesdays: Sewing (10am-2pm)
Thursdays: Matinee Movie (1pm-3pm)
Fridays: Nintendo Wii Play (9:30am-11:30am)
Please note: we will be closed December 23-27

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 December as an Adobe PDF file, please click here.


The New Monterey Business Association is pleased to welcome Snap Fitness, a convenient and affordable new gym, to the Lighthouse District.

Located at 399 Lighthouse Avenue, Snap Fitness is clean, comfortable, and open 24/7 - you're given the key, and you can work out whenever you like. Snap has the industry's best cardio and exercise equipment, and you won't find long waiting lines to use it. Membership rates are affordable - currently priced at $39 per month for a single membership, or $69 per month for a join (couple's) membership, and memberships are month-to-month, so you can pay as you go and leave when you like without penalty. If you'd like to try it out, you can request a free pass or sign up for a new membership knowing that all new memberships have a 30 day money-back guarantee.

Come and visit Snap Fitness! Tours and membership information are available during the following staffed hours: Mondays & Wednesdays, 10am-2pm & 3pm-7pm, Tuesdays & Thursdays 3pm-7pm, and Fridays & Saturdays 9am-1pm. You can also phone the gym at 831-373-3990.


Established in 1985, the City of Monterey's Neighborhood Improvement Program (NIP) directs tourist-generated dollars directly back into the City's residential neighborhoods. Under a City Charter Amendment, at least 16 percent of the money collected from hotel taxes must be spent on neighborhood and community improvements.

Every year, the City of Monterey asks interested citizens to submit proposals for projects in their neighborhoods to be considered for funding from NIP. Eligible projects can include improvements to parks and recreational facilities; improvements to other public buildings; upgrades or installation of sidewalks, streets, storm drains, sewers, lighting and traffic control devices; or the purchase of open space.

Residents are now asked to submit their NIP project nominations for Fiscal Year 2012-2013 on a form provided by the City of Monterey. The submission deadline is February 17, 2012. To learn more about NIP and to download the appropriate form to submit your idea, please click here.