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Open Enrollment for Campbell Recreation Pre-School Programs

Posted on December 22nd, 2020 by Campbell Recreation Events

The Campbell Recreation Pre-School has just a few spots left in the Super Kinders/KPrep class for ages 4.5-5.5.

This hybrid program of Super Kinders and Kindergarten Prep will allow children the opportunity to participate in school 4 days a week. This program will develop social interaction skills through creative learning experiences. This class will focus on language development, motor skills, science, math and art in
a center-based learning environment. Classes are 3 hours long and meet Monday to Thursday.

Hurry! Spaces are limited! Register online today. If a class is full, add your child's name to the enrollment fee wait list.

January Take Home Activity Packets for Pre-Schoolers

Posted on December 22nd, 2020 by Campbell Recreation Events

The Campbell Recreation Pre-School Activity Packet includes the classroom calendar, songs, and craft supplies for the daily art projects.

Tiny Tots $20 - Two days per week of activities

Kinder Kids $25 - Three days per week of activities

Kindergarten Prep $20 - Four days per week of activities

Hurry! Limited number available! Register today before it is too late! For more information or to register, visit https://secure.rec1.com/CA/campbell-ca/catalog/index/ba08016013cabd0d55b24c9c41306982?filter=c2VhcmNoPXByZS1zY2hvb2w=

Campbell Recreation Winter 2021 Registration - Classes begin in January!

Posted on December 22nd, 2020 by Campbell Recreation Events

Campbell Recreation is here to help you and your loved ones stay active during the Winter season with activities you can do at home and virtual classes!

Registration is now open for Winter 2021 classes that begin after the new year! For all of the upcoming youth and adult classes, visit https://secure.rec1.com/CA/campbell-ca/catalog.

Still Shopping? Gift Cards to the Rescue!

Posted on December 22nd, 2020 by sheldon
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Are you still shopping?

It might be time to just get a gift card and let them decide themselves what they want. If you give a gift card that's from a small business, your gift does double duty by also supporting a small locally owned business.

We can help you do that with our gift card directory of Downtown Campbell. There are just shy of 30 small businesses in our downtown that you can get a gift card from and there are gift cards for all kinds of shops, eateries, and services for you to choose from.

Many of the cards can be purchased and delivered electronically so if waiting until the very last minute is just your style, you can run it down to the wire as you please. We hope you find our Gift Cards Directory helpful and thank you for supporting small businesses in these difficult times.

Donate to MY Museum and Keep the Fun Going in Tough Times

Posted on December 22nd, 2020 by MYMuseum

While the doors of Monterey County Youth Museum (MY Museum) are physically closed in Downtown Old Monterey, we continue to provide play in fun and engaging ways for families while working to keep our organization alive and able to reopen in 2021. Please consider making a donation today to support us. Due to some very generous donors, donations made through Monterey County Gives! will have access to matching funds! Increase the impact of your donation between November 12th and December 31st.

MY Museum has had to make some difficult financial decisions in order to be in a good position to re-open when it is safe to do so. That said, we still need to pay our mortgage and are in critical need for community support. We carefully reviewed our budget line-by-line on day one and cut all costs possible. We received the PPP loan, but that was only temporary. General operating support would mean the most to us right now and could have the biggest impact on keeping the museum in operation for the long haul. The Association of Children’s Museums is projecting that 30% of children’s museums will not make it through this time and we are confident with support we will be one of the lucky ones.

In brighter news, with our physical space unavailable to families, our mission to provide play to families is always open. During the past few months we have provided the power of play to those who need it through our awesome Shelter & Play Kits. To date we have distributed over 2750 kits and are planning another 5000 more in the Winter and Spring of 2021.

On December 16, 2020, Portola Hotel & Spa opened our doors for the first time since March, and we are thrilled! Due to current travel restrictions, hotel accommodations are available for essential travelers only. We are grateful for every first responder working hard and taking care of our community during this critical time.

We look forward to welcoming leisure travel in the New Year, and we hope everyone continues to travel responsibly. Thank you to all essential workers and businesses for your continued efforts in battling the pandemic.

Portola Hotel & Spa is located at 2 Portola Plaza in Downtown Old Monterey. All on-site dining including Jacks Monterey, The Club Room, Peet's Coffee, and Peter B's Brewpub remain closed at this time.

Recycled and Organic Yarns at Slowfiber

Posted on December 22nd, 2020 by Slowfiber

Are you planning to do some knitting or crocheting over the holidays? Slowfiber has gotten in a bunch of new supplies for you, including recycled cashmere, wool, and an organic cotton and yak blend (really!). These yarns are in colors we actually wear and made from fibers that give you bragging rights...and warmth. Make your own knit items, luxuriously and sustainably. Slowfiber is located at 517B Hartnell Street in Downtown Old Monterey.

Now available in store and online:

Trendsetter, Lana Grossa
recycled cashmere / wool blend
50 grams, 66 yards
75% recycled cashmere, 25% Merino wool, and in an Aran weight...Whaa?

Trendsetter, Wish
organic wool / polyamide blend
50 grams, 165 yards
Awesome color choices...small fleck of tweed and just a little poly. Think socks...so nice and lightweight.

Trendsetter, Savona
recycled wool tweed
50 grams, 225 yards
This has a crazy good price point ($7.50). Best for lightweight scarves and shawls. Awesome color choices selected to help you match what you wear most already.

Trendsetter, Cotton & Yak
organic cotton / yak blend
50 grams, 95 yards
This 75% cotton, 25% yak blend is great - the yak adds a little drape to the cotton and the yarn does not pill.

View more yarn here at Slowfiber's online store.

East Village Cafe Opens

Posted on December 22nd, 2020 by East Village Cafe

We are happy to announce that East Village Cafe is open under new ownership! Serving up crazy good coffee, tea, authentic chai, and food to-go, this great little community spot at 498 Washington Street in Downtown Old Monterey is now operated by Ryan Lama, also the owner of local import shop Maybe on Monday (located nearby on Pearl Street). East Village Cafe is open daily for take-out, 7am-3pm.

Read about the positive changes taking place at East Village under Ryan's leadership in Marc C. Anderson's article in Edible Monterey Bay.

On Christmas Eve, Monterey Marriott Hotel invites you to leave the cooking to Chef Josh Silva-Arias and order our Christmas Eve Dinner To-Go.

Our take-out Christmas Eve menu includes: Caesar salad; a choice of herb roasted prime rib with charred brussels sprouts, roasted root vegetables, and confit potatoes OR seafood bucatini with shrimp, scallops, calamari with spicy tomato-basil cream sauce and garlic bread; and chocolate ganache cake with strawberries and whipped cream. View full menu here.

Price is $37 per plate plus 10% service charge and 9.25% tax. No pre-ordering is necessary. Available for take-out on December 24, 4:30pm-9pm at Monterey Marriott, 350 Calle Principal in Downtown Old Monterey. For more information, please call 831-649-4234.

Monterey State of the City Address, January 14

Posted on December 18th, 2020 by lighthouseave

The City of Monterey presents the 2020 State of the City address on Thursday, January 14, 2021 at 8am-9am. Featuring Mayor Clyde Roberson and City Manager Hans Uslar, this event will be held via Zoom. Please register in advance at 831-655-3764 or via e-mail. Zoom meeting details will be provided to all confirmed guests 24-48 hours prior to the event. (Please note: no recording of the event is permitted.)

This event is co-sponsored by the Monterey Commercial Property Owners Association, Mangold Property Management, Old Monterey Business Association, New Monterey Business Association, Monterey Peninsula Chamber of Commerce, and Monterey County Hospitality Association.

Monterey State of the City Address, January 14

Posted on December 18th, 2020 by omba

The City of Monterey presents the 2020 State of the City address on Thursday, January 14, 2021 at 8am-9am. Featuring Mayor Clyde Roberson and City Manager Hans Uslar, this event will be held via Zoom. Please register in advance at 831-655-3764 or via e-mail. Zoom meeting details will be provided to all confirmed guests 24-48 hours prior to the event. (Please note: no recording of the event is permitted.)

This event is co-sponsored by the Monterey Commercial Property Owners Association, Mangold Property Management, Old Monterey Business Association, New Monterey Business Association, Monterey Peninsula Chamber of Commerce, and Monterey County Hospitality Association.

First Night Monterey 2021 Goes Virtual

Posted on December 18th, 2020 by omba

Ring in the New Year with First Night Monterey 2021, the virtual edition! This special free program for New Year’s Eve will feature music, art, dance, and poetry from around the country for the whole family on Thursday, December 31, 6pm-12am. Kids' Night Out activities begin at 3pm. Visit our page on YouTube to view all the fun.

Because of the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, we cannot bring our community together in the traditional way that brings joy to so many. But we can come together online to share the holiday, make our resolutions for the New Year, and ring in 2021 with the hope, unity, and optimism we are all ready to embrace.

First Night Monterey welcomes your donations to keep this important annual event going for years to come. Make a donation of $40 - $100 and receive buttons, NYE hats, and/or party horns to celebrate the beginning of 2021. Read donation details here.

Please join Monterey County Youth Museum as we welcome in 2021 with our annual NOON Year's Eve Extravaganza on Thursday, December 31. As usual, the festivities will be fun for the whole family...but this year we'll be celebrating outdoors at the drive-in theater at Monterey County Fair Grounds, 2004 Fairground Road in Monterey. Space is limited, so buy your ticket today.

Tickets are $50 per car and include a countdown to NOON, celebration swag (a few hats and noise makers), a bag of popcorn, and a candy bar to go with our drive-in-movie, Charlie & The Chocolate Factory!

Gates will open at 11am. The countdown and the movie start at 11:50am. Feel free to bring a picnic lunch and/or additional snacks.

Raise a toast to say good-bye to 2020 and welcome the new year full of new beginnings with a New Year's Eve Three Course Dinner To-Go from Esteban Restaurant.

As a starter, you may select either potato and leek soup or roasted beet salad. For the main dish, you may enjoy: a 12 oz. prime rib dinner special with jack potato gratin, asparagus, au jus; a hearty cioppino seafood stew with mussels, clams, prawns, calamari, and crab served with garlic bread; or Mary's roasted half chicken with crispy Yukon potatoes, oyster mushrooms, and spinach. To finish this festive meal, there will be a trio of holiday petit fours.

All you have to do is pre-order. Call for further details at 831-375-0176 to reserve your to-go meal for Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, or New Year's Eve. Pick-up will be at Esteban Restaurant, 700 Munras Avenue in Downtown Old Monterey.

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