Old Monterey District Blog

New Oatmilk Smoothies at Jamba

Posted on October 1st, 2019 by JambaMonterey

Refresh and refuel with Jamba and our new oatmilk smoothies.

The new Matcha Lemon Squeeze is a creamy smoothie from the plant-based oatmilk and it delivers a serious boost of natural energy from the matcha green tea.

The Smooth Talkin’ Mango is another creamy yet light oatmilk smoothie with the flavor you love from our classic mango smoothies but with lower sugar.

In addition to these great oatmilk smoothies, try our new PB Banana Toast, high in protein and fiber. It’s a seeded multigrain bread with peanut butter, bananas, honey, blueberries, and chia seeds.

No matter what the day holds in store, with a hearty and heavenly slice of toast and smoothie in hand you know it’s off to a great start. Order ahead online and visit Jamba at our locally-owned store at 398 Alvarado Street in Old Monterey.

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Call for Art for Alvarado Gallery in Monterey

Posted on September 30th, 2019 by omba

The Museums and Cultural Arts Commission of the City of Monterey invites artists to submit proposals for art exhibitions which will be held in the Alvarado Gallery at the Monterey Conference Center beginning in February 2020.

Alvarado Gallery in the Monterey Conference Center provides a forum for residents and visitors to Monterey to celebrate the rich artistic and cultural heritage of the Monterey area. Selected exhibitions highlight the quality and diversity of arts and cultural expression in the Monterey area in order to inform, educate, and delight Monterey residents and Conference Center visitors.

Prospective exhibitors must be significant established artists from Monterey County or significant established artists living outside Monterey County whose work depicts the Monterey area. Artists who have exhibited their work in the Alvarado Gallery during the past five years will not be considered. Proposals may be for group or solo exhibits. The application review and notification process will take approximately one month.

Applications with guidelines and selection criteria can be picked up at Colton Hall Museum (open daily 10am-4pm) or downloaded here. For more information please call 831-242-8743. Completed applications must reach Colton Hall Museum no later than 4pmon Friday, November 1, 2019. Submittals should be directed to: Chalet Booker, Cultural Arts Assistant.

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Code Ninjas JR Class for Grades K-2

Posted on September 30th, 2019 by CodeNinjas

Code NInjas is happy to announce our newest program, Code Ninjas JR., for grades K-2. Our innovative new partnership with codeSpark® is specialized for kids as young as 5 years old to be introduced to programming concepts, hands on STEM activities, and problem solving. Your child will have a blast working alongside our Code Senseis and peers in our dojo, building confidence and valuable new skill sets.

We will be offering classes on Saturdays, 12pm-1pm and 1pm-2pm, beginning October 5, 2019. The introductory session has limited space, so be sure to contact us soon for more information and to register, 831-200-3924. We're located at 469 Pacific Street in Downtown Old Monterey.

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Monterey County Youth Museum is in desperate need of books for our children's lending library! Please consider cleaning out your kids' bookshelf and bringing in your gently loved children's books to share with another family. We're located at 425 Washington Street in Downtown Old Monterey.

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Below are the showtimes for Osio Theater, September 27 - October 3, 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.

Sun at 10am, 12pm
Charlie Brown's beloved dog, Snoopy, receives a letter from his original owner, Lila, who has been sick in the hospital. With his bird friend, Woodstock, Snoopy goes to visit Lila, making his way across the country despite seeing "no dogs allowed" signs everywhere. When Lila gets better, she asks Snoopy to live with her. After a farewell party, he sets out to live with Lila, leaving Charlie Brown depressed. Watch the trailer.

Weekdays at 1:45pm, 4:15pm, 6:45pm
Sat & Sun at 11:15am, 1:45pm, 4:15pm, 6:45pm

Horn player, bandleader, innovator. The very embodiment of cool. The man with a sound so beautiful it could break your heart: Miles Davis. Featuring never-before-seen archival footage, studio outtakes, and rare photos, this documentary tells the story of a truly singular talent and unpacks the man behind the horn. Watch the trailer.

Daily at 2:30pm, 7pm
This documentary is a stunning, nuanced indictment of the mindset that prioritizes national agenda over human life, and serves as a first-of-its-kind oral history of this collective tragedy – bearing witness to the truth as China has already begun to erase the horrors of its “population war” from public record and memory. Watch the trailer.

Daily at 4pm
The origin story behind one of Broadway's most beloved musicals, Fiddler on The Roof, and its creative roots in early 1960s New York, when "tradition" was on the wane as gender roles, sexuality, race relations and religion were evolving. Watch the trailer.

Daily at 2pm, 6pm
This documentary is the quintessential portal to Ram Dass's life and teachings. His ability to entertain and his sense of humor are abundantly evident in a conversation that brings us around to address the vast question of ultimate freedom. Watch the trailer.

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

A musical biography of one of the most successful and versatile female singers of the 20th century and one of the most successful recording artists of all time. At the height of unprecedented success,...Read More

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Children's Birthday Parties at Code Ninjas

Posted on September 25th, 2019 by Code Ninjas

Code Ninjas, a fun coding center for kids ages 7-14, offers children's birthday parties! Your kids will have a blast building their favorite video games with friends while learning to code. They can construct drones, play with cool robotics, and engage in STEM games. Code Ninjas' experienced, helpful staff are always on hand to maximize the fun.

Call us for a customized birthday package for your ninja, 831-200-3924. We're located at 469 Pacific Street in Downtown Old Monterey.

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Visit the Selfieville Gift Shop

Posted on September 25th, 2019 by Selfieville

Show your love for Selfieville and find fun gifts for all occasions in our gift shop at 417 Alvarado Street in Downtown Old Monterey. The shop is filled with custom shirts, lollipops, charms, and lots more. Plus, 20% of proceeds are donated to non-profits supporting Foster Care in California. View our selection on our website.

Selfieville is an interactive attraction and experiential museum. You begin your journey at with an outstanding 3-D light show developed by the award-winning designer Bart Kresa, and your adventure continues as you experience fantasy worlds that give you countless opportunities to take the perfect selfies.

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Does your office need a vacation? Well, we at Pacific Bowls and Rolls can't give you that but we CAN cater deliciousness straight to your desk! Our fresh, organic ingredients will make it feel like you're relaxing on a private beach, and you even get 20% off your first catering order. Call us at 831-583-8433 to place your order. A 24-hour advance notice is required.

Pacific Bowls and Rolls, serving up scrumptious rice bowls, salads, bahn mi, and nori rolls for omnivores and vegetarians alike is located at 475 Alvarado Street in Downtown Old Monterey.

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Monterey State Historic Park is currently seeking new volunteers! Do you enjoy California History? Would you like to learn more about Monterey’s historic adobes? Do you enjoy meeting people from all around the world? If so, volunteering at Monterey State Historic Park is a great place for you!

Visit the Monterey State Historic Park website for more information on volunteer opportunities or call 831-649-7172 to set up a time to mentor with a seasoned volunteer and get your feet wet.

We are currently looking for people who:

*Like helping children learn about California History and can participate in our “Hands-On” school programs for 3rd and 4th-grade students.

*Enjoy meeting people from around the world and sharing California History while selling unique books and gift items at the Custom House Store.

*Resonate with the writings of famed Scottish author Robert Louis Stevenson and can help keep the Stevenson House Museum open on Saturday afternoons, April through October each year.

Volunteer benefits include: quarterly volunteer socials, discounts at the Historic Park stores, and discounted tickets for Monterey State Historic Park (MSHPA) events. (Note: volunteers handle cash, work around historic collections, and instruct children. All volunteers are required to pass a LiveScan background check before assuming their duties.)

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Did you know you can fit in a barre class while your kiddos are safe and sound in CarmelBarre’s childcare room? Carmelbarre in Monterey invites moms, dads, and caregivers of children ages 2 months and up for a barre class on Monday and Friday mornings at 9:15am while we look after your kids! Take a moment to work on you and refocus the mind with a fast, efficient, all-out barre class that will strengthen, lengthen, and reshape your body and mind.

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