Old Monterey District Blog

Mother's Day is around the corner, and Gasper's Jewelers is now offering our top-selling Ever Lasting Hand Dipped Rose. These real roses dipped in 24 karat gold make a beautiful gift. We also have a wide selection of women's fine jewelry that will be a welcome surprise for any mother. We invite you to visit our store at 447 Alvarado Street in Old Monterey.

Gasper’s Jewelers has provided high quality and creative designs for jewelry and wedding sets since 1989. Custom jewelry is our specialty, but we also carry a full line of lady’s and men’s jewelry, watches, and beautiful Lladro porcelain figurines. In addition, we offer expert jewelry and watch repair and service.

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The Monterey Music Store has in stock a wide variety of electric guitars and effects pedals. In terms of guitars, we've got Telecaster, G&L, Suhr, Les Paul, Yamaha, and many more. When it comes to effects pedals, we carry Manhattan, Red Witch, TC Electronic, Voodoo Lab, Octavia, T-REX, Boss, Mojo Vibe, DigiTech, JHS, and too many more to list.

Our music shop is locally owned and operated by knowledgeable professionals who can help you find the right gear for you. Visit us at 425 Alvarado Street in Old Monterey.

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Bella's Studio, Old Monterey's sewing, craft, and design studio, is presenting Summer Kids' Camps June 10 - July 19, 2019 for a variety of ages and skill levels. For a complete list of our summer camps, including descriptions, please click here. Maximum 4 campers per session, so sign up early. $100 deposit is required to hold your space.

Kids' Summer Camps 2019

June 10 - 14: A Sewing Basket of Sewn Treasures (ages 6-12)
A week filled with sewing treasures that are geared for those new to sewing. Campers will create fun and easy projects to jump-start their sewing journey. Sewing machine safety and hand embroidery stitches will be taught. Campers will acquire new skills to keep stitching throughout the summer. $385

June 17 - 21: All Dolled Up (ages 6-12)
All ages love their 18" dolls. Campers will create cozy jammies, a sleeping bag, and a snuggly pillow for their doll and themselves. We'll finish the week with a tea party. $385

July 8 - 12: Let's Quilt a Cozy Blanket (ages 8-13)
The traditional art of quilting is a vibrant and useful sewing skill to learn. Campers will design and make a quilted blanket to snuggle under while their read their favorite book. $385

July 15 - 19: Fashionista 1 (ages 8-13)
Budding designers will create an original outfit while becoming familiar with following a pattern and learning useful sewing terminology. Campers will be able to proudly model their outfits. $385

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Spa on the Plaza is offering select specials on our services in honor of Mother's Day. Please phone us at 831-647-9000 or visit our website for more information.

Pampering for Mom
$98 for 50 minutes (valued at $125)
Relax and let go starting with a special herbal tea and cinnamon scented neck pillow followed by our popular Rose Remedy Massage to deliver deep relaxation for the busy mom. Special touches include hot steamy towels with special attention on the shoulders and feet.

Revitalize Mom
$178 for 90 minutes (valued at $190)
From head to toe, this spa package promises to send her home refreshed and revitalized. Includes our signature Designer Facial and a 30-minute massage with essential oils of lavender and rose....Read More

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Below are the showtimes for Osio Theater, April 12-18, 2019. Osio, a nonprofit movie theater dedicated to independent, foreign, and art films, is located at 350 Alvarado Street in Old Monterey.

Tues at 7pm

From coastal cities to the U.S. heartland, this documentary celebrates how citizens are demanding and developing real solutions in the face of climate change. And as the weather grows more deadly and destructive, they aren't waiting on Washington to act. Lacey Raak, Director of Sustainability at CSUMB, will be present at this evening's screening. Watch the trailer.

Daily at 3pm, 6:30pm

Meet Frank and Nancy Teagarten: the staunchly lower upper-class family. They’re anxiously dropping off their daughter at her first day of college, and the two parents couldn’t be prouder. However, a visit by the repo man shortly thereafter leaves them scrambling to make ends meet and their wealth, it seems, is less secure than we thought. Committed to getting their daughter through college, they hold a house-wide yard-sale coupled by a night of heavy drinking and wake up to some very regrettable decisions. Watch the trailer.

Daily at 2:30pm, 6pm

In 1819, more than 60,000 protestors gathered at St. Peter’s field in Manchester, England to demand democracy as well as political reform to stem the rising tide of poverty. When government forces intervened and massacre ensued, many were killed and hundreds more were injured. Watch the trailer.

Weekdays at 2:30pm, 5:30pm, 7:30pm
Sat & Sun at 12pm, 2:30pm, 5:30pm, 7:30pm

This concert documentary captures the legendary artist Aretha Franklin in her prime, performing at New Bethel Baptist Church in Watts, Los Angeles. Accompanied by the Southern California Community Choir, under James Cleveland’s direction Amazing Grace pays testimony to this extraordinary musician's towering and singular talent. Watch the trailer.

Fri, Mon, Tues, Wed at 1:45pm, 4:15pm, 7pm
Thurs at 1:45pm, 4:15pm
Sat & Sun at 11:15am, 1:45pm, 4:15pm, 7pm

When sub-zero temperatures reach downtown Cincinnati, patrons of the public library - many of them homeless or mentally ill - stage a sit-in, refusing to leave the library and face the dangerously inclement weather. The situation evolves into a stand-off with the local authorities as the media and public watch on. The provocative story and excellent cast tackle important social issues such as poverty, mental illness, and the commodification of news media. Watch the trailer.

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