Old Monterey District Blog

MIIS Winter Commencement Ceremony 2015

Posted on November 10th, 2015 by omba

Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey presents the Winter Commencement Ceremony on Saturday, December 12, 2015 at Monterey Marriott in the San Carlos Ballroom. Congratulations, graduates!

Seating for the ceremony begins at 12pm. The ceremony begins at 1pm. The hors d'ouevres and champagne reception will be held at 2pm at Samson Student Center.

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Ice Skating by the Bay on Hiatus in 2015

Posted on October 25th, 2015 by omba

Due to the construction on and around Portola Plaza, Ice Skating by the Bay (the outdoor ice skating rink) will be going on hiatus for the 2015 Holiday Season. We are very disappointed and will miss all the great people who help support and make the ice rink so much fun every year. Ice Skating by the Bay hopes everyone has a great holiday, and rest assured they'll be back for the 2016 Ice Skating by the Bay season!

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Authors and publishers, Old Capitol Books would LOVE to host your event! We supply a free venue to support local authors, illustrators, and publishers. We have a table and seating area with up to 12 chairs (with an additional 10 stools), which makes for a great intimate space for your event, or we have a cool little back alley which is great for poetry readings and live music.

Old Capitol Books provides: a nice, free, and well-lit space for your event; processing of all sales; free advertisement on our website, our social media, and our newsletter; and a press release sent to all local print publications (Monterey County Weekly, Monterey Herald, etc.).

Old Capitol Books offers our venue for no charge during store opening hours. If you’d like to have your event after hours, there will be a charge to cover staff. Any sales as a result of your book signing must go through the bookstore, which will take 40% of sales. Please note that Old Capitol Books DOES NOT purchase copies of your book in advance of the event. Authors are responsible for bringing copies of their book on the day of the book signing.

Get in touch to discuss what we can do as your local, independent bookstore to get you started. Please contact us at [email protected].

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Host Your Holiday Party at Cibo Ristorante Italiano

Posted on October 24th, 2015 by omba

The holiday season is fast approaching and now’s the time to plan your company parties and family get-togethers. Cibo Ristorante Italiano makes it easy and festive with a great menu, friendly service, live music, beautiful holiday décor and a comfortable and relaxing ambiance. There’s convenient parking in three nearby City of Monterey parking garages. Cibo is also a great place for any birthdays, anniversaries or other special occasions, too. Call Mario to book your special event at (831) 649-8151.

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Alvarado Street Brewery and Grill is now open for Sunday brunch! Doors open at 10am, and we'll have NFL Redzone screening every touchdown from every game plus $4 house drafts and $5 mimosas all day and night.

Here's a sneak peak at Chef Jeremiah Tydeman's brunch menu:

Biscuits 'n' Gravy Benedict
with country-style gravy, rosemary ham, home-made biscuits

Mexican Flatbread
with house chorizo, black bean puree, pickled chilies, mozzarella, and a fried egg

Cranberry and Cinnamon Sticky Buns
freshly baked with an orange cream cheese frosting...Read More

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Alvarado Street Brewery Wins Gold Medal!

Posted on October 10th, 2015 by omba

Alvarado Street Brewery is proud to report that we claimed a gold medal at the 2015 Great American Beer Festival (GABF) competition. Presented by the Brewers Association, GABF is the largest national beer competition that recognizes the most outstanding beers produced in the United States.

The top three winners in the competition’s 92 beer categories were announced September 26 at the Great American Beer Festival awards ceremony held at the Colorado Convention Center in Denver, Colorado. Mai Tai PA was recognized in the international-style pale ale beer-style category. The 2015 GABF competition winners were selected by an international panel of 242 expert judges from the record number of 6,647 entries, plus 91 Pro-Am entries, received from 1,552 U.S. breweries.

We’re brewing an ultra fresh batch of Mai Tai this week to celebrate, with the aim of having it on tap in just a few short weeks!

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Youngster Yoga at Om Studios

Posted on October 1st, 2015 by omba

Om Studios in Monterey is now offering Youngster Yoga for children ages 2-6 and their caregivers on Tuesdays, 3:30pm-4pm and Thursdays, 10:30am-11am. Fee is $10 per child.

You love yoga and now your child can too! Come join us for Youngster Yoga with Holly Baldwin. Your child will learn traditional yoga poses in a fun new way. Through our yoga journey we will travel the oceans, explore the jungle, and even be shooting stars! Most importantly, you and your child can enjoy yoga together.

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