Old Monterey District Blog

MIIS: A New Green Agenda in Education, March 9

Posted on February 23rd, 2021 by Middlebury Institute

Middlebury Institute for International Studies presents Dr. Christina Kwauk discussing A New Green Agenda in Education, online on Tuesday, March 9 at 12:30pm. This discussion is free and open to the public - advance registration is required.

The climate crisis does not discriminate, yet it disproportionally affects the most marginalized, vulnerable members of society, particularly girls in developing countries. The challenges of the climate crisis go well beyond reducing greenhouse gases, and require bold new ways to think, do, be, and communicate with others in the world. This presentation focuses on how education is key to strengthening our collective capacity to address and tackle two of humanity's most pressing problems: gender inequality and climate change across borders and cultures.

Christina Kwauk is a social scientist with a current interdisciplinary focus on education for climate action. She is an expert on girls’ education in developing countries, 21st century skills and youth empowerment, sport for development, and the intersections of gender, education, and climate change. Christina is a co-author (with Gene Sperling and Rebecca Winthrop) of What Works in Girls’ Education: Evidence for the World’s Best Investment, and has published numerous policy papers and academic articles on topics in climate change education, gender, health, and international development and education.

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Pasta Party Wednesdays at MidiCi

Posted on February 23rd, 2021 by MidiCi

MidiCi Monterey announces Pasta Party Wednesdays! On Wednesdays, 11:30am-9pm, enjoy any of our scrumptious pasta entries -- chicken alfredo, mac and cheese, penne vodka, pesto genovese, spaghetti and meatballs, or spaghetti bolognese -- for $5 off our regular menu prices.

The $5 Wednesday pasta discount is available for dine-in or take-out through the Toast app. No substitutions or modifications are allowed, and it cannot be combined with any other offers.

MidiCi, the Neapolitan Pizza Company, is located at 467 Alvarado Street in Downtown Old Monterey.

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Shear Addiction Barbershop and Hair Studio is happy to announce that we've gained a new team member. Please welcome Gerardo Guzman when you see him at the shop - he'll be starting work here the first week of March. He specializes in barber cuts and fades.

Shear Addiction is located at 160 Webster Street in Downtown Old Monterey. Book your appointment online or give us a call at 831-884-5608.

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Revival Ice Cream loves our environment just as much as we love our customers! When you purchase a reusable pint container at the shop ($21.95) and fill it with your favorite Revival flavor whenever you visit, you can help us reduce the number of pint cartons we use and you'll get $2 off the regular price of a pint.

Little steps, taken consistently over time, yield big results. Help us reduce waste and continue our rating as a green business by purchasing and using our reusable pint containers. Revival Ice Cream is located at 463 Alvarado Street in Downtown Old Monterey.

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Wondering how you can support Cooper-Molera Adobe while we're closed? The National Trust for Historic Preservation, a nonprofit organization that relies on support from the public, has worked to save historic sites like Cooper-Molera Adobe for 70 years. With your help we’ll make sure this historic landscape continues to be a beautiful community gathering place.

Please consider supporting Cooper-Molera Adobe with a tax-deductible donation by texting HISTORIC COOPER to 52886 today. You'll receive a link to make a donation of any amount.

In response to this moment of crisis, the Robert W. Wilson Charitable Trust has generously stepped forward to match your gift to the National Trust. For every $2 you give, another $1 will be matched, for a total of $3.

Cooper-Molera Adobe is located at 506 Munras Avenue in Downtown Old Monterey.

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Now through Sunday, February 28, all orders over $50 at Shelley Bennett Skincare's online store will automatically be entered to win a goodie bag worth over $300! Now’s the time to stock up on your favorite skincare products.

Shelley Bennett's retail shop features her own line of skincare products as well as Caudalie's full line of products and Image Skincare's clinical line. In addition, the online store carries skin care tools such as jade rollers, organic cotton washcloths, and jewelry.

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Fieldwork Brewing Company is now accepting reservations at our Monterey Beer Garden located at 560 Munras Avenue in Downtown Old Monterey. Reservations are a good way to ensure you and your party have a table when you arrive. We're open daily for outdoor dining, 12pm-9pm.

Reservations for parties up to 8 people can be made up to 10 days in advance on our website (click the "Reservations" link, located under our address). Walk-ups are always welcome, too!

We are committed to the health and safety of our guests and staff. As always, everyone is required to wear a mask or face covering at all times, except when seated and enjoying beer and food.

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Esteban Restaurant in Downtown Old Monterey, celebrated for its seasonal Spanish cuisine, announces that Mario Garcia has been appointed its new Executive Chef. Chef Garcia is no stranger to high profile restaurants, having worked under the tutelage of two of the area's most celebrated chefs, Bert Cutino and Roy Yamaguchi.

Before taking the helm at Esteban Restaurant, Chef Garcia was Executive Chef of the Sardine Factory. Prior to that, he worked at Sanderlings at Seascape Beach Resort under the mentorship of Karl Staub as well as Roy's Restaurant at Pebble Beach Resorts under the leadership of Pablo Mellin.

Esteban Restaurant is located at 700 Munras Avenue, adjacent to Casa Munras Garden Hotel & Spa. Guests can dine outside on Esteban’s patio where heaters and the crackling fire keep them cozy or order food to-go and enjoy it in the comfort of their own home. To make a reservation or place your order for pick-up, please phone 831-375-0176.

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Free Covid-19 Vaccine Town Hall with Dr. Martha Blum

Posted on February 16th, 2021 by omba

Montage Health invites you to join Dr. Martha Blum, infectious disease specialist, as she discusses the Covid-19 vaccine and answers questions from the community in a free online forum on Wednesday, February 24, 5:30pm-6:30pm.

Dr. Blum will discuss vaccine benefits, side effects, and who is eligible to get the vaccine in the early stages. This free online presentation will be available to a limited number of people through WebEx and also available to everyone to view live on CHOMP's Facebook page.

If you wish to join the forum via WebEx, please register online in advance. You will be able to type questions for Dr. Blum during the registration process.

Please note: if you are unable to attend on February 24, the presentation will be recorded. We recommend checking CHOMP's Facebook page after the event.

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Sovino Wine Bar and Merchant is hosting an online painting class with local artist Bunny Paivine on Saturday, February 27 at 6pm. Learn how to paint this picture from the comfort of your own home! Fee is $30 per person and includes paint, supplies, and their delivery; $10 for class without supplies. (You can order wine from us, too!)

Purchase your tickets here. Class details will be sent to you following your purchase. If you need supplies, please purchase your tickets by Thursday night, February 25, to ensure delivery.

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Grace Lifestyle Boutique is happy to announce that we have new arrivals to the shop, including this super cozy turtleneck dress for women and our popular "The Future Is Female" sweatshirts in kids' sizes.

Stop by the store at 459 Alvarado Street in Downtown Old Monterey and check out all our great clothing! Grace is now open for in-store shopping; we also welcome phone orders for curbside pick-up or shipping, 831-324-4200.

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Parker-Lusseau's Easter chocolate season is upon us. We are recruiting weekend warriors who want to learn how to create our Easter chocolates. Professional pastry-chefs, chefs (those not afraid of dabbling with chocolate), bakers, or hardworking souls with an artistic streak are welcome to apply. Please DM us on Instagram for more information, or contact us through our website.

Parker-Lusseau Pastries and Cafe is located at 539 Hartnell Street and at 731 Munras Avenue in Downtown Old Monterey.

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Be a Hero. Wear a Mask.

Posted on February 10th, 2021 by omba

Help stop the spread of Covid-19! When you wear a face mask, you're a hero to the hard-working owners and employees of small businesses in Downtown Old Monterey, keeping them and their families safe.

It's the law, pardner: everyone over the age of 12 is required to wear a face covering over the nose and mouth when indoors and outdoors in Monterey's business districts (except when dining at a table). Fines from code enforcement officers begin at $100.

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Plant sales have returned to Cooper Molera Adobe! Once again, you can purchase plants that have been hand propagated from our gardens. Just visit the Cooper Molera Museum entrance Wednesday - Sunday, 10am-4pm at 506 Munras Avenue in Downtown Old Monterey.

One gallon pots cost $10; five gallon pots cost $25. Payments must be made by by cash or check - all proceeds benefit Cooper Molera. Masks and social distancing required.

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Authentic Chai at East Village Cafe

Posted on February 9th, 2021 by East Village Cafe

In addition to great organic, locally-roasted fresh coffee drinks, East Village Cafe makes some amazing chai! Featuring five spices - cardamom, cinnamon, cloves, star anise, and ginger - plus one seasonal spice, East Village prides itself on its authentic chai, brewed every morning from scratch.

On February 14, have a Valentine's chai date with a friend, family member, or loved one - buy one chai and get one free that day only.

East Village Cafe is located at 498 Washington Street in Downtown Old Monterey and is open daily, 7am-3pm. Outdoor seating is available on the patio.

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The Year of the Ox begins on Friday! If ever you were looking for a reason to celebrate with a wonderful meal, look no further than Full Moon Mandarin Cuisine. Locally owned and operated, they're offering pick-up and delivery of their full menu seven days a week at 429 Alvarado Street in Downtown Old Monterey.

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Sovino Wine Bar and Merchant is hosting an online painting class with local artist Bunny Paivine on Saturday, February 13 at 6pm. Learn how to paint this picture from the comfort of your own home! Fee is $30 per person and includes paint, supplies, and their delivery; $10 for class without supplies. (You can order wine from us, too!)

Purchase your tickets here. Class details will be sent to you following your purchase. If you need supplies, please purchase your tickets by Thursday night, February 11, to ensure delivery.

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Although Alvarado Street Brewery isn't open for outdoor dining just yet, Chef Delfino and his crew have set up an outdoor kitchen and BBQ pit in the Beer Garden and are serving up delicious, made-to-order BBQ to-go Wednesday-Sunday, 12pm-7pm. Check out our menu and place an order for pickup, 831-655-BEER.

Alvarado Street Brewery and Grill is located at 426 Alvarado Street in Downtown Old Monterey. The entrance to the Beer Garden is around the back on Calle Principal.

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