Spa on the Plaza, located at 201 Alvarado Street in Downtown Old Monterey, is offering two special autumn services now through November 29, 2021. To make an appointment, please phone us at 831-647-9000.

Autumn Highlights

Leaf Me Be - Aromatherapy Bath & Facial
$190 for 1.5 hours
Begin with a 30-minute hydrating cinnamon aromatherapy bath surrounded by fall leaves, and then enjoy our ultra-concentrated herbal recovery facial, bringing a renewed radiance to your complexion.

Scents of Autumn - Aromatherapy Massage & Facial
$330 for 2.2 hours
Fall into sweater weather with an 80-minute warm aromatherapy massage featuring a detoxifying herbal back treatment. You'll also enjoy a 60-minute ultra-concentrated herbal recovery facial, bringing a renewed radiance to your complexion.

Rosine's Restaurant invites you to celebrate the beginning of fall with us! We have new Special Drink Menus for breakfast, lunch, and dinner featuring our Apple Cider Mimosa (sparkling wine with apple cider), our unique Cinnamon Roll Cocktail (RumChata and Kahlua on the rocks), and an Apple Cider Mule.

Rosine's opens at 8am daily for indoor and outdoor dining at 434 Alvarado Street in Monterey.

Poppleton's Fine Furniture & Interior Design, located at 299 Lighthouse Avenue in Monterey, announces our Fall Stickley Sale October 6-24, 2021. Receive 35% off the manufacturer's suggested retail price of any one Stickley item. (Some exclusions may apply. Please contact Poppleton's for details.)

Origins by Stickley includes three bedroom groups designed with timeless style and outstanding value in mind. It’s an attractive option for those furnishing a first home or redecorating a guest suite. Each piece is handcrafted with time-honored Stickley construction features and impeccable attention to detail.

Thanksgiving Break Camps! Spaces are limited!

Posted on October 1st, 2021 by Campbell Recreation Events

Are you looking for plans for your child during the week of Thanksgiving? If so, we have a couple of camp options for you! For more information or to register click the link below.

Art Beat Camps Ages 5-10 years

Week of Thanks Monday-Wednesday 9:00-12:00 PM, 1:00-4:00 PM

Give Thanks Friday 9:00-12:00 PM, 1:00-4:00 PM

Cooking Camp Ages 6 to 12 years

Everything But the Turkey Monday-Wednesday 9:00-1:00 PM

Covid Testing for MPUSD Staff and Students

Posted on September 30th, 2021 by lighthouseave

Monterey Peninsula Unified School District is now offering free rapid Covid-19 testing for MPUSD staff and students Monday - Friday, 8am-5pm, at Cabrillo Family Resource Center, 1295 La Salle Avenue in Seaside. Walk-ins are welcome, or you can make an appointment online here.

Please note: parental consent forms are required for all students under 18. Forms in English and Spanish are available onsite and online here.

Beginning on November 1, 2021, Monterey Bay Aquarium will require all visitors 12 and older to provide proof of vaccination or a negative Covid-19 test within 72 hours of their scheduled visit.

At entry, visitors must present their proof of vaccination record or proof of negative Covid-19 test, along with a valid photo ID for guests ages 18 years and older.

At this time, valid forms of vaccination records include: the original, copy, or digital photo of the CDC vaccination card or similar document from another state, local, or foreign government OR the California SMART Health Card, available online here.

Acceptable negative COVID-19 results must be taken within 72 hours of the visit; include name, date, and type of test, and indication that the result was negative for COVID-19; come from lab-run PCR or rapid antigen tests. We will not accept at-home test results. View a full list of Covid testing sites in Monterey County here.

Staff, volunteers, and guests ages three and older are still required to wear a mask when inside at the Aquarium. Timed tickets remain available for purchase exclusively through our website.

These policies are subject to change as the Aquarium continues to evaluate its operations in order to minimize the spread of COVID-19. Aquarium staff will continuously evaluate COVID safety policies, always keeping public health and safety as the top priority.

Have you ever thought that you aren't creative enough? You don't need to feel that way! Creativity comes in different forms and is useful for people of all ages not only in art, but also in everyday life.

Mai Ryuno, an experienced artist, art teacher, and owner of Play Full Ground, has found many creative qualities that she uses both as an artist and in everyday life. In Play Full Ground's Creativity Learning Program, Mai assesses, applies, and practices creativity with her students by going through a simple, three-step process of Think, Do, Share.

In her Creativity Learning Program, Mai offers her skills, knowledge, and experience as an artist, serving as a supporter, mentor, and cheerleader throughout your journey to discover your unique self and to gain ownership of your everyday life with your creative skills. Let Mai help you make your everyday life more creative in this four-week program!

Please visit the Play Full Ground website for more details and email Mai to start a conversation about how she might be able to help you bring greater creativity to your life. You can also view her latest video, "Creativity is You!" on YouTube.

Portola Hotel & Spa in Old Monterey is proud to announce a new partnership with Virus Geeks, Inc. to provide no-cost COVID-19 testing to hotel guests and to the public, Tuesday - Saturday, 7am-4pm.

Walk-in testing services provided by Virus Geeks are available at the Peet’s Coffee shop at Portola Hotel, 220 Alvarado Street in Downtown Old Monterey. COVID-19 PCR testing at this location is free. (Please note: Peet's Coffee at Portola Hotel is temporarily closed for business. It is currently used only as a testing site.)

The opening of this new testing location in Downtown Old Monterey aligns with Portola Hotel’s continued efforts to create a safe working environment. All non-vaccinated Portola Hotel employees will be tested twice a week, and testing services will be available for all staff, guests, and community members.

"The successful fight against this pandemic includes the support and action of every community member and visitor to our destination. Opening up a testing center in Portola's central location will benefit visitors and locals alike," said Janine Chicourrat, Managing Director at the Portola Hotel & Spa.

October Recreation Classes & Events Starting Soon!

Posted on September 28th, 2021 by Campbell Recreation Events

Youth Sports Classes

  • Skateboarding: Little Shredders (6-14 yrs)
  • Skyhawks Basketball (6-8 & 9-11 yrs)
  • Skyhawks Baseball (8-11 yrs)
  • Skyhawks Hoopster Tots (3-5 yrs)
  • Skyhawks Flag Football (7-12 yrs)

Youth Specialty Classes

  • Halloween Spooktacular Workshop (5-12 YRS)
  • Cupcake Crazy (6-12 YRS)
  • Haunted House Workshop with LEGO (5-10 YRS)
  • Rhythmic Gymnastics Dance (5.5-10 yrs)
  • Polynesian Dance Performance Group (12+ YRS)
  • Hula I/II (12+ YRS)
  • Yoga GymKids (6-10 yrs)

Adult Classes

  • Flex Fitness 18+ Classes
  • Intermediate Jazz Dance (18+ YRS)
  • Bellydance with Lila (16+)
  • Hula I/II (12+ YRS)
  • Polynesian Dance Performance Group (12+ YRS)
  • Yoga *Virtual* (18+ yrs)
  • Pilates *Virtual* (18+)
  • Body Sculpt *Virtual* (18+)

50+ Classes

  • Flex Fitness 50+ Classes
  • Aqua Aerobics (50+)
  • Forever Young *Virtual* (50+)
  • Yogilates - *Virtual* (50+)
  • Watercolors (50+)
  • Body Conditioning (50
  • ...Read More

Venture Gallery presents the work of local watercolor artist Tamara Selyangina, our featured artist for October.

A gifted, self-taught artist, Tamara Selyangina started exhibiting her work in 2009 after moving to Monterey. The beauty of our area continues to provide endless inspiration for her work which often captures breathtaking coastal scenery, local street scenes, the wharf, and fishing boats.

Venture Gallery is now open daily, 10am-6pm. Tamara Selyangina's artwork will be featured through October 2021. Venture Gallery is located at 260 Alvarado Street in Downtown Old Monterey. Visit our website to shop online for work by our local artists.

Whether you're going back to school or have an appreciation for fun art supplies and organizers, Haute Beauty Guide has some great new items for you! This cozy store now offers rainbow sparkle glitter markers, POP pencil boxes, sherbert ombre journals, work-life balance planning pads, and a selection of stylish pens and cards. Available online and in the shop at 71 Pearl Street in Downtown Old Monterey.

Rainbow Sparkle Glitter Markers
Perfect for kids or adults who like to keep things colorful, these markers are fun for all ages. The shimmering set of 15 markers includes 10 classic colors and 5 pastel colors.

POP Pencil Case
These fun and retro pencil boxes (in pink or teal) are perfect for school time...and they're so cute! Each box has a magnetic closure and comes with 10 pencils. Pink pencils and box embossed with: "Never pass up cotton candy." Teal pencils and box embossed with: "Don't be afraid of adventure."

Sherbert Ombre Journals
Minimal and functional, you can take these journals with you anytime you need to jot down quick notes, reminders, or memos. Each journal comes with 45 pages of blank, colored paper and a unique ombre paper cover design.

Work-Life Balance Planning Pad
More than just a to-do list, this holistic 52-week tear-off desk pad helps you to improve your work-life balance. Each sheet has space for self-care, to-dos, habits, goals, gratitude, and affirmations. Stay productive and focused throughout the week while focusing on what matters to you most.

It's so important to protect your lips from ultraviolet rays and keep them moisturized. The Shelley Bennett Skincare SPF 15 Lip Conditioner not only protects your lips from damaging rays but also softens them with certified organic sunflower oil, extra virgin olive oil, and vitamin E.

Shelley Bennett Skincare also offers Tinted Lip Balm in “SB Red” (for a pop of color) and “SB Nude” (for a more subtle look). Both colors are ultra-moisturizing and have amazing buildable color so you can achieve your desired look.

When you buy any of these products, you're supporting a small skincare business located in Downtown Old Monterey. Both the lip conditioner ($3) and the lip tints ($10) are available at Shelley Bennett Skincare's online store for shipping or pickup at her studio at 588 Houston Street.

Sushi Fly's Classic Shirts Now in Stock

Posted on September 21st, 2021 by Sushi Fly

Classic Sushi Fly t-shirts are back in stock! Come and get yours and show your Sushi Fly pride. We're located at 413 Alvarado Street in the heart of Downtown Old Monterey.

Sushi Fly has great food. But more than that, it's fun. We pride ourselves on the quality of our ingredients, which we use in unique ways. Expect our chefs to be innovative with the selection of sashimi, nigiri, classic makis, chicken teriyaki, and other staples.

Photo by Jem San Pedro.

As of this week, Golden State Theatre requires all patrons entering the theatre to show either: 1) proof of full vaccination or 2) proof of a negative Covid test within 72 hours of showtime.

Results of rapid Covid tests (non-PCR tests) will be accepted - theatre staff just need to see when the test was taken and what the result is. View a full list of Covid testing sites in Monterey County here.

Golden State Theatre is located at 417 Alvarado Street in Downtown Old Monterey. Visit their website to see a schedule of all upcoming shows and to purchase tickets.

Alvarado Street Brewery is so proud of our Monterey team for earning the award for Monterey Peninsula’s Best Food & Beverage Company at the 34th Annual Business Excellence Awards! Thanks to the Monterey Chamber of Commerce for the recognition, and congratulations to all the finalists - we’re incredibly honored to receive this.

Our staff works diligently every day to make Alvarado Street a welcoming space with great beer, food, and cocktails. We'd like to give a shoutout to our kitchen team, our servers, our bartenders, our support staff, our brewers, and our amazing management team for this achievement. We love you, Monterey!

Alvarado Street Brewery and Grill is located at 426 Alvarado Street in Downtown Old Monterey.