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Last year Kwench made a change from serving smoothies made from all natural ingredients and fresh fruits to being a frozen desserts shop specializing in rolled ice cream. They changed their name to Kwench Kreamery and started a new life in frozen treats.

Well, they DID make a really awesome smoothie didn't they? Longtime Kwench customers kept going to Kwench Kreamery and asking Reena for the return of the smoothies so she finally relented and so you can now get smoothies at Kwench Kreamery.

Smoothies are back by popular demand... but you really do need to try the hand rolled ice cream if you haven't yet!

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The Custom House Store has a great new item in stock! These handcrafted leather-bound journals, made by Richard Bigelow of Sacramento, are filled with hand-sewn pages of parchment-like paper and close with a metal clasp. The edge of the hide is used, so each journal's cover is unique, and several different colors are available. Come and see them at our shop inside the historic Custom House at 1 Custom House Plaza in Monterey.

2019 Monterey Bay Skate Jam Series

Posted on May 14th, 2019 by onthebeach

On the Beach Surf Shop is proud to sponsor the 2019 Monterey Bay Skate Jam Series! Our skate jams are designed to be a fun and interactive competitive event for riders, friends, and family alike. With a live DJ, product tosses, food, and drinks (and, on occasion, demos, games of skate, and other fun events), we invite skaters, friends, and family to come out and enjoy the day with us.

There are 3 age divisions: 9 and under, 10-15, and 16 and up. Riders will be judged based on: creativity, style, consistency, variety (in tricks and use of obstacles), and difficulty.

Sign-ups start at 9am, contests start at 10am. Normally, the event runs until 3pm (but with new events the contest could run a little later). Dates and locations are as follows:

May 18 (please note - because of rain, we may need to postpone this first event - watch our Facebook page for details) - Monterey Skate Park, El Estero Park, Pearl St & Camino Aguajito

July 13 - Monterey Skate Park, El Estero Park, Pearl St & Camino Aguajito

September 14 - Monterey Skate Park, El Estero Park, Pearl St & Camino Aguajito

Discover what's within you! Play Full Ground's Creativity Based Learning Programs are for individuals, private groups, businesses, and organizations to enhance critical thinking, problem solving, communication, and collaboration skills through the creative process of "think - do - share" with hands-on making activities in an encouraging and fun environment.

Creativity Coaching for individuals:
1 hour of consultation plus 6 hours of one-on-one work time and access to equipment, materials, and other useful resources for your personal project. Fee is $200 per person.

For businesses, organizations, schools:
We offer flexibility and adaptability training, team-building, business retreats, and more.

For private groups:
We offer creative and fun gatherings and group learning experiences, incorporating activities such as print making, book making, drawing, mixed media, and sewing.

Workshops can be customized depending on your needs, challenges, and wishes and held at Play Full Ground or at your place (we can bring props to turn your location into a playful and fun workshop space). Fees for organizations and groups vary depending on content, length, size of group, and location and include instruction, materials, and tools.

Mai Ryuno, the founder of Play Full Ground, is an artist and educator. She has a Masters degree in Fine Arts plus over 10 years of teaching experience in art and creativity, acting as a mentor for young global leaders, and practicing socially engaged art.

Play Full Ground's studio is located at 550 Lighthouse Avenue in Monterey. Contact us for more information!

Below are the showtimes for Osio Theater, May 10-16, 2019. 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.

THE CHAPERONE
Weekdays at 2:15pm, 4:30pm, 7pm
Sat & Sun at 12pm, 2:15pm, 4:30pm, 7pm

Louise Brooks, the 1920s silver screen sensation who never met a rule she didn’t break, epitomized the restless, reckless spirit of the Jazz Age. But, just a few years earlier, she was a 15 year-old student in Wichita, Kansas for whom fame and fortune were only dreams. When the opportunity arises for her to go to New York to study with a leading dance troupe, her mother insists there be a chaperone. Norma, a local society matron who never broke a rule in her life, impulsively volunteers to accompany Louise to New York for the summer. Watch the trailer.

IYENGAR: THE MAN, YOGA, & THE STUDENT'S JOURNEY
Daily at 3pm, 6pm

Considered to be one of the most important yoga masters in the world, B.K.S. Iyengar is credited with bringing the ancient art of yoga to the modern masses. Born in Southern India 100 years ago, the legendary guru is the founder of Iyengar Yoga, a form of Hatha known for its rigorous mental and spiritual focus. Filmed before he passed away in 2014, this intimate portrait centres on Iyengar's legacy and teachings while illuminating the life-changing holistic methods at the core of his practice. Watch the trailer.

THE CHAPERONE
Weekdays at 2:15pm, 4:30pm, 7pm
Sat & Sun at 12pm, 2:15pm, 4:30pm, 7pm

Louise Brooks, the 1920s silver screen sensation who never met a rule she didn’t break, epitomized the restless, reckless spirit of the Jazz Age. But, just a few years earlier, she was a 15 year-old student in Wichita, Kansas for whom fame and fortune were only dreams. When the opportunity arises for her to go to New York to study with a leading dance troupe, her mother insists there be a chaperone. Norma, a local society matron who never broke a rule in her life, impulsively volunteers to accompany Louise to New York for the summer. Watch the trailer.

RED JOAN
Weekdays at 2pm, 4:30pm, 7pm
Sat & Sun at 11:45pm, 2pm, 4:30pm, 7pm

In 2000 in a village in England, Joan lives in contented retirement. Then her tranquil existence is shattered as she’s arrested by MI5 for providing intelligence to Communist Russia. For Joan has been hiding an incredible past; she has been a spy. Cut to Cambridge University in the 1930s: the young Joan, a demure physics student, falls intensely in love with a seductively attractive Russian saboteur. During WWII, working at a top-secret nuclear research facility,...Read More

CarmelBarre in Monterey is happy to announce our We Love Moms Sale! Now through May 31, 2019, prepay for three months of unlimited classes here at CarmelBarre and receive 25% off our regular price. We're conveniently located at 465 Pacific Street in Old Monterey, with additional locations in Carmel and Carmel-by-the-Sea.

Did you know we have more than 7 varieties of barre classes alone and over 10 varieties of other classes - from HIIT to Zumba to Stretch to TRX? Work on strength, cardio and mindfulness in one place. For more information, phone us at 831-238-9766.

Welcome to Spellcraft. We are a gorgeous little shop in historic Downtown Campbell. Located at the northeast corner of the Courtyard shops. Here you’ll find beautiful bespoke gold jewelry for the refined mystic, exquisite home fragrance, and luxurious botanical body care. We invite you to come experience the good energy within. Check in often for dates for our Tarot readings and workshops.

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