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Monterey Trolley Returns May 25, 2024

Monterey, CA

The Monterey trolley is returning! This free service will operate May 25 - September 2, 10am-6pm daily. Trolleys run every 10-15 minutes. Look for the green MST Trolley signs to board along the route .

Park in the Downtown Monterey Garage (340 Tyler) or the Cannery Row Garage (601 Foam) and get a free ride to the Monterey Bay Aquarium, Cannery Row, the Lighthouse District, Downtown Old Monterey, and Old Fisherman's Wharf.

Conversation Corner at The Pearl Works

 
7/30/24
 
free
 
The Pearl Works

The Pearl Works community coworking space in Downtown Old Monterey is hosting a Conversation Corner open to all on Tuesday, July 30, 6pm-8pm. Meet some new people and maybe invite someone you've been wanting to spend time with. This evening...

Conversation Corner at The Pearl Works

 
6/18/24
 
free
 
The Pearl Works

The Pearl Works community coworking space in Downtown Old Monterey is hosting a Conversation Corner open to all on Tuesday, June 18, 6pm-8pm. Meet some new people and maybe invite someone you've been wanting to spend time with. This evening...

Conversation Corner at The Pearl Works

 
5/28/24
 
free
 
The Pearl Works

The Pearl Works community coworking space in Downtown Old Monterey is hosting a Conversation Corner open to all on Tuesday, May 28, 6pm-8pm. Meet some new people and maybe invite someone you've been wanting to spend time with. This evening...

Youth Arts Collective's ARTathon 2024

 
6/22/24
 
 
Youth Arts Collective

Youth Arts Collective's Annual ARTathon returns June 22-23! Once again, YACsters are coming together to raise money for YAC by creating art for 24 continuous hours, from 10am Saturday to 10am Sunday.

YAC is accepting donations up to and throughout the event. For donations $50 and above, you'll receive the family "Before and After" photos of students and mentors.

Fundraiser Fridays at Escape Room 831

Monterey, CA

Throughout 2024, Escape Room 831 and Oscar's Playground are supporting local nonprofit Central Coast Overdose Drug Prevention (CCODP) with Fundraiser Fridays.

Every Friday in 2024, Escape Room 831 and Oscar's Playground will donate a percentage of their proceeds for the day to CCODP. So you can have fun while supporting an important initiative working to raise awareness and eliminate overdoses in Monterey, San Benito, and Santa Cruz Counties.

Escape Room 831 's three New Monterey locations and Oscar's Playground on Cannery Row boast a total of 9 unique, wildly creative escape rooms plus a full arcade lounge only at Oscar's. Book your escape room here.

New Canon Theatre Co. Season 3 Launch Party

 
6/1/24
 
$30
 
Monterey History and Art at Stanton Center

New Canon Theatre Company is celebrating its third season with a night of community, delight, lite bites, and music at Stanton Center on Saturday, June 1, 6:30pm-9:30pm.

Tickets are $30 and include: one drink of your choice (beer, wine, or non-alcoholic); delicious lite bites from local restaurants:, funky fresh sounds from R&B group SEA LVL; and great raffle prizes.

NARCAN Now Boxes in Monterey Provide Free Access to Naloxone

Monterey, CA

The City of Monterey, in partnership with the Central Coast Overdose Prevention Coalition , has installed NARCAN Now Boxes to provide free access to the lifesaving opiate overdose reversal medicine Naloxone.

These bright blue NARCAN Now Boxes have been placed at Monterey Transit Plaza (500 Tyler Street), Monterey Police Department (351 Madison Street), and the Monterey Outreach and Navigation Center (401 Camino El Estero).

Naloxone has no effect on someone who does not have opioids in their system, but for someone who is experiencing an opiod overdose, it can prevent death.

Art Opening: Monterey's Hidden Gem: A Journey Through Jade's History

 
5/18/24
 
FREE
 
Monterey History and Art at Stanton Center

Monterey History and Art Association presents an exhibition showcasing one of Monterey history's best kept secrets: jade. A free opening reception will be held on Saturday, May 18, 3pm-5pm.

Through a captivating display of artifacts, photographs, and interactive exhibits, "Monterey's Hidden Gem: A Journey Through Jade's History" reveals the untold stories of local jade miners and artisans who have carved out a living from the earth's green bounty.

Order Takeout at Montrio & Support MY Museum, May & June 2024

Monterey, CA

The Coastal Roots Hospitality Group - including Montrio restaurant at 414 Calle Principal - has designated MY Museum as the nonprofit recipient of its Pick It Up - Pay It Forward Program for May and June 2024.

What does this mean? When you order takeout food from Montrio , 10% of your order will automatically be donated to this nonprofit children's museum in Downtown Old Monterey. (Please note: this offer does not apply to delivery orders.)

Champions Parade - Monterey High School Basketball Team

 
5/3/24
 
free
 
Old Monterey

The Monterey High School Basketball Team presents its Champions Parade on Friday, May 3 at 4pm. The parade will begin at the Monterey High School Athletic Field and will march through Downtown Old Monterey with a police escort.

Come...

Open House and Donation Drive at Shelley Bennett Skincare

 
5/8/24
 
 
Shelley Bennett Skincare

Shelley Benneett Skincare is celebrating our 9th anniversary with an Open House and Donation Drive for Community Homeless Solutions , 4pm-6pm. We'll offer 15% off all retail skincare products plus sips, treats, and cheer.

Bring in 1 bag of donations for CHS (clothing of any size, books, or toiletries) and receive 1 ticket for today's raffle.

Meet Artist Cheryl Kampe at Venture Gallery

 
5/18/24
 
free
 
Venture Gallery

Venture Gallery invites you to meet local artist Cheryl Kampe on May 18 and 25, 10am-2pm. Drop by the gallery, view her latest exhibit, Coastal Connections , and speak with her about her work. Cheryl's paintings will be featured at the gallery throughout the month of May.

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