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Welcome to 2020! Now through the end of January, get 20 sessions of Level 1 tanning for only $69.95* (includes stand-up tanning). Stock up now - spring is just around the corner! Sahara Sun Tanning and Boutique is located at 585 Lighthouse Avenue in Monterey.

*No set-up fees for new members. Special valid through January 31, 2020.

Let's go kids! Every Saturday at 2pm, Boxing Strong welcomes you to try Youth Boxing Class. Boys and girls, ages 8-12 (with some exceptions) of any level and physical ability. Join our team and learn some new skill while making new friends. (We might even play some games, if you throw your punches well.)

Boxing Strong is located at 191 Lighthouse Avenue, Suite B, in Monterey.

Below are the showtimes for Osio Theater, January 17-23, 2020. Osio, a nonprofit movie theater dedicated to independent, foreign, and art films, is located at 350 Alvarado Street in Old Monterey. Purchase advance tickets on our website.

CUNNINGHAM
Daily at 2pm, 4:15pm
The iconic Merce Cunningham and the last generation of his dance company is stunningly profiled in Alla Kovgan's 3D documentary, through recreations of his landmark works and archival footage of Cunningham, John Cage, and Robert Rauschenberg. Watch the trailer.

A BEAUTIFUL DAY IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD
Weekdays at 4:30pm
Sat & Sun at 11am, 4:30pm

After a jaded magazine reporter is assigned a profile of Fred Rogers, he overcomes his skepticism, learning about empathy, kindness, and decency from America's most beloved neighbor. Tom Hanks portrays Mister Rogers in a timely story of kindness triumphing over cynicism, based on the real-life friendship between Fred Rogers and journalist Tom Junod. Watch the trailer.

THOUSAND PIECES OF GOLD
Daily at 2pm, 7pm
Set in the late Gold Rush in the 1880s, this is the real-life story of Lalu, a young Chinese woman whose desperately poor parents sell her into slavery. She is trafficked to a nefarious saloon keeper in Idaho’s gold country when Charlie, a man of different ilk, wins her in a poker game and opens the door to a brave new world – for Lalu and for himself. Watch the trailer.

FANTASTIC FUNGI
Daily at 2pm, 7pm
This consciousness-shifting documentary takes us on an immersive journey through time and scale into the magical earth beneath our feet, an underground network that can heal and save our planet. Watch the trailer.

UNCUT GEMS
Weekdays at 6:30pm
Sat & Sun at 10:45am, 6:30pm

Howard Ratner, a charismatic New York City jeweler always on the lookout for the next big score, makes a series of high-stakes bets that could lead to the windfall of a lifetime. But he must perform a precarious high-wire act, balancing business, family, and encroaching adversaries on all sides in his relentless pursuit of the ultimate win. Watch the trailer.

JOJO RABBIT
Weekdays at 2:15pm, 4:30pm, 7pm
Sat & Sun at 11am, 2:15pm, 4:30pm, 7pm

This World War II satire follows a lonely German boy whose world view is turned upside down when he discovers his single mother is hiding a young Jewish girl in their attic. Aided only by his idiotic imaginary friend, Adolf Hitler, Jojo must confront his blind nationalism. Watch the trailer...Read More

Looking to spruce up your bedroom decor? Mattress Nation, located at 296 Lighthouse Avenue in Monterey, is now carrying these beautiful tencel sheet sets by Malouf.

Made from fiber from eco-friendly resources, tencel's moisture management and temperature regulation help keep you cool in the summer and warm in the winter to ensure your sleep is refreshingly comfortable. And they look great, too.

2020 4th of July Parade Sponsor Application

Posted on January 10th, 2020 by pcofresi

Everyone loves a parade! The Old Monterey Foundation and the Old Monterey Business Association are teaming up to bring the color and excitement of creative floats, marching bands, dance and drill teams, and special guests and dignitaries to the Monterey Peninsula for the 2020 4th of July Parade in Downtown Old Monterey. Please consider a sponsorship at any level as we celebrate Monterey's 250th birthday.

Last year, thousands and thousands of spectators, both residents and visitors, lined the parade route for this family-friendly event. 2020 is expected to be even bigger, and even better, as Monterey receives national and international recognition for its monumental 250th birthday.

Parade sponsorship offers great community involvement, awesome visibility, extensive media coverage, unique marketing benefits, and the opportunity to become part of Monterey's bold history. All sponsorship donations are tax exempt.

Download Parade Sponsorship Form

Below are the showtimes for Osio Theater, January 10-16, 2020. Osio, a nonprofit movie theater dedicated to independent, foreign, and art films, is located at 350 Alvarado Street in Old Monterey. Purchase advance tickets on our website.

A BEAUTIFUL DAY IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD
Weekdays at 1:30pm
Sat & Sun at 11am, 1:30pm

After a jaded magazine reporter is assigned a profile of Fred Rogers, he overcomes his skepticism, learning about empathy, kindness, and decency from America's most beloved neighbor. Tom Hanks portrays Mister Rogers in a timely story of kindness triumphing over cynicism, based on the real-life friendship between Fred Rogers and journalist Tom Junod. Watch the trailer.

THE KINGMAKER
Daily at 1:30pm, 7:15pm
This documentary centers on the controversial political career of Imelda Marcos, the former first lady of the Philippines, whose behind-the-scenes influence of her husband Ferdinand's presidency rocketed her to the global political stage. Watch the trailer.

THOUSAND PIECES OF GOLD
Daily at 2pm, 7pm
Set in the late Gold Rush in the 1880s, this is the real-life story of Lalu, a young Chinese woman whose desperately poor parents sell her into slavery. She is trafficked to a nefarious saloon keeper in Idaho’s gold country when Charlie, a man of different ilk, wins her in a poker game and opens the door to a brave new world – for Lalu and for himself. Watch the trailer.

FANTASTIC FUNGI
Weekdays at 2pm, 7:30pm
Sat & Sun at 12pm, 2pm, 7:30pm

This consciousness-shifting documentary takes us on an immersive journey through time and scale into the magical earth beneath our feet, an underground network that can heal and save our planet. Watch the trailer.

UNCUT GEMS
Daily at 4:10pm, 7pm
Howard Ratner, a charismatic New York City jeweler always on the lookout for the next big score, makes a series of high-stakes bets that could lead to the windfall of a lifetime. But he must perform a precarious high-wire act, balancing business, family, and encroaching adversaries on all sides in his relentless pursuit of the ultimate win. Watch the trailer.

A HIDDEN LIFE
Daily at 4pm
The story of an unsung hero, Franz Jägerstätter, who refused to fight for the Nazis in World War II. When the Austrian peasant farmer is faced with the threat of execution for treason, it is his unwavering faith and his love for his wife, Fani, and their children that keeps his spirit alive. Watch the trailer.

JOJO RABBIT...Read More

This Place Matters: The Gilman House

Posted on January 6th, 2020 by susanblake

The January featured Landmark is the Gilman House located at 151 N. First Street. and Grant Avenue.. Built in 1900, it has watched over the transformation of our downtown from a rural, agricultural area with orchards and dirt roads when horse and buggies passed by, to today’s Civic Center with City Hall just across the street.

The house was the original home of an early settler, Mrs. Maude Gilman. Mrs. Gilman is reported to have been an active member of the Campbell Methodist Episcopal Church. That church was located at the northwest corner of Campbell Avenue and North First Street, currently a Starbucks, and stood at that location until 1955.

This single story, Colonial Revival Cottage home is unique with its wide corner entry, wooden porch and many cantilevered windows. The windows allow for more light and opened up the views on all sides of the house. It also features a hip roof with dormer gable above the front entrance and a combination of narrow ship lap siding below with redwood shingles above. Leaded and Stained glass windows adorn many of the front three façades.

It is a fine example of adaptive re-use as the current owner has done extensive restoration while turning it into his business. When he purchased the house, most of the doors and door frames along with decorative molding had been removed. Fortunately, he found them stacked and preserved in the basement, and he was then able to figure out the puzzle and have them reinstalled.

In talking with the owner, he shared out an interesting story about the home. About ten years ago, shortly after he had purchased it and moved in, an elderly lady came to the front door and knocked. She asked if she could come in for a few minutes, just to look around.

Welcoming her in, she said that she had lived here as a child. She said that she was now 86, but remembered how she loved to sit by the big window in the dining room (on Grant) and watch the buggies go by on Sundays on their way to church. Back then the ‘side’ streets were dirt, but the town sprayed them with oil starting on the main road (Campbell Avenue) to help keep the dust down. She also said that the house was a hangout for all the local kids after school.

Before she left, she told him that the house had spirits. She made her way back out to the front door, but paused, laughing. She said she was just a silly old woman and paused again. Turning back briefly, she told him, “Oh, they’re still here.” Unfortunately, the owner did not catch her name.

Want to learn more about Campbell’s historic structures? There’s a free app for that. Search for: Historic Campbell, available for Android or Apple.

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Susan Blake, Campbell Historic Preservation Board.

Check out the archives for This Place Matters for more stories about Campbell's historic homes.

Vegan Options at Cult Taco

Posted on January 6th, 2020 by Cult Taco

Already regretting your Dry January and vegan diet resolutions for the new year? There's good news: you can still feel indulgent without compromising! Cult Taco offers a delicious selection of plant-based menu options and non-alcoholic beverages. Have your tried our new Beyond Meat taco? We're located at 481 Alvarado Street in Downtown Old Monterey.

Because of the extreme demand for summer camps in Monterey County, Code Ninjas Monterey is proud to offer a wide range of camp options for kids 6-14+. All one-week camps are half-day sessions, 10am-2pm. View detailed information on each camp here. Register for camp online here. Code Ninjas is located at 469 Pacific Street in Downtown Old Monterey.

CAMP SCHEDULE

Roblox Create ($199)
June 8-12, June 22-26, July 6-10, July 20-24, August 3-7
We use the popular gaming platform Roblox to teach digital skills and programming concepts. Whether your child is a Roblox regular or beginner, they will learn how to create an obstacle course and kart racing game during a fun week of experimentation, creativity and real-world physics. At the end of the week, your child will learn how to publish their projects so they can share them with friends.

Minecraft Create ($199)
June 15-19, June 29 - July 3, July 13-17, July 27-31
Campers will be able to use multiple programs to design, build their own structures, and import them in their very own Minecraft world. Please note: this camp requires a Java edition account, $27.95 not included in camp fee.

Game Builders Club ($199)
June 8-12, June 15-19, July 20-24, July 27-31
Campers use code blocks and characters to gain a foundation in computational thinking, creating their own video games. Bright visuals and engaging design enhance the learning process.

App Builders Club ($199)
June 22-26, August 3-7
Students will use MIT App Inventor, a blocks-based programming language with a development environment that runs in a browser, to design and build mobile apps. Students will build their digital confidence and become empowered to create, rather than just use, technology in their lives.

Drones in the Dojo ($299)
July 6-10, July 13-17
Campers get to see their code come to life while flying drones. Our Code Sensei will open the creative minds of participants as campers take on top secret missions that call for them to perform drone pickups and deliveries. They'll learn how to make their drones do a series of tricks and follow challenging flight paths. Camp fee includes a drone.

Robo-Pro ($199)
June 29 - July 3
A series of robotics activities based on the Ninjas Toolkit, a special robotics kit available only at Code Ninjas. Campers will get to build and code Robots throughout the week and figure out how we can use machines to make work easier for humans.

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