Workshops

Upcoming Events

MendBar Happy Hour Fridays at slowfiber

 
12/3/21
 
$5-$10
 
Slowfiber

Join slowfiber at our MendBar Happy Hour taking place 2nd, 3rd and 4th Fridays, 5:30pm-8pm, at the shop. Fee is $5-$10, sliding scale. Please register in advance.

Mend Bar Happy Hour, is where we upcycle, recycle and repair garments. Each week covers a particular skill and offers a chance for a fresh look in your closet. Supplies are included in the price. You'll develop skills as you go free from judgement in a supportive and fun environment.

Artist Reiko Fujii at Monterey Museum of Art

 
12/4/21
 
free with admission
 
Monterey Museum of Art

Monterey Museum of Art on Pacific Street invites you to visit the Museum on Saturday, December 4, 10am-11am, for a chance to speak with artist Reiko Fujii whose work appears in our exhibit entitled Shadows from...

Poetry Workshop at Old Capitol Books

 
12/5/21
 
$10
 
Old Capitol Books

On the first Sunday of every month, 6pm-8pm, Old Capitol Books and Boukra Press host a poetry writing workshop. All levels are welcome. This is two hours of facilitated and structured poetry writing for only $10. Feedback given by trained...

Paint Your Art Out at Sovino Wine Bar

 
12/19/21
 
$40/$10
 
Sovino Wine Bar and Merchant

Sovino Wine Bar and Merchant presents a Paint and Sip Class ! Tonight, local artist and retired art teacher Bunny Paivine will be teaching an easy-to-follow painting class both in person ($40) and online ($10). Advance registration required . All materials and instruction are included.

Past Events

"Shadows from the Past" Tour at Monterey Museum of Art

 
11/6/21
 
$15
 
Monterey Museum of Art

Montery Museum of Art on Pacific Street invites you to join artist Na Omi Judy Shintani on a one-hour tour through the exhibition "Shadows from the Past: Sansei Artists and the American Concentration Camps."

Learn how Shintani's family history and experiences as a sansei generation artist have shaped her life and work. Purchase tickets online here.

Sacred Intimacy / Tantra for Loving Couples: Workshop at ISGC

 
2/15/20
 
$210
 
Intimacy, Sexuality & Gender Center of Monterey

The Intimacy, Sexuality and Gender Center of Monterey is offering a specialized one-day tantra workshop including all aspects of sacred tantra, focusing on uniting the sensual, sexual, and sacred energy with partners in a bonding, healing experience. Space is still available, call 831-375-7553 to register.

Book Club and Sew-Along at Slowfiber: "Cloth" by Cassandra Ellis

 
8/5/21
 
$35/$45
 
Slowfiber

Thursday evenings at Slowfiber is dedicated to our online book club and sew-along, and we are always learning, sharing, and giving to the group. The hive mind is strong and the traditional sewing bee knows this. Please join us at...

Healing with Diet Workshop at Spa on the Plaza

 
2/27/20
 
$35
 
Spa on the Plaza

The Healing with Diet Workshop at Spa on the Plaza promises to inspire and educate participants on the value and healing benefits of a healthy diet. Jen DeVilliers, a certified CHEK Practitioner, has coached hundreds of clients around the world...

"Sardines Go to War!" - A Monterey History Talk from Monterey Public Library

 
9/16/21
 
free
 
Monteery Public Library - online

Join Monterey Public Library as we kick off Cannery Row Days: Sweet Thursday Hooptedoodles with Historian Tim Thomas as we explore Monterey’s rich historic past. On September 16, 4pm-5pm, Tim will discuss the rise and fall of Cannery Row’s fishing industry and the direct impacts of two World Wars. This event will be held on Zoom. Please register online in advance.

New Student Special at Om Studios

 
11/27/21
 
 
Om Studios

Om Studios, home of yoga, barre, and Pilates classes, is currently offering a special for new students! Enjoy 21 days of unlimited yoga and barre for $59 and/or 3 Pilates Reformer classes for $59. Please visit our website...

Theory & Philosophy Reading Group: War as Social Pathology

 
11/19/21
 
free
 
Old Capitol Books

The Theory and Philosophy Reading Group has returned to Old Capitol Books ! This month, we're going to discuss the issue of war as a social pathology, with work by William Hartung and Robert Kuhry. Come talk about theory, philosophy, and how it relates to current events with a friendly group of readers and thinkers.

Free Coworking Day at The Pearl Works

 
11/15/21
 
free
 
The Pearl Works

The Pearl Works invites you to cowork with us for a day on Monday, November 15. Come experience what coworking is all about! Meet awesome people, join a work sprint or meditation session, and bring your own lunch for a...

Documentary Screening & Discussion: "The True Cost"

 
11/12/21
 
$5-$10 suggested donation
 
The Pearl Works

Slowfiber is joining forces with the new community coworking space The Pearl Works for a movie night at 5:30pm. We'll be watching the documentary The True Cost , a groundbreaking documentary about the textile industry and its global, social, and environmental impact.

Fee is $5-$10, which will be donated to the nonprofit Fashion Revolution. Please register online . Proof of Covid vaccination required at the door.

The Upcycled Quilt - A Hand Stitching Workshop at Slowfiber

 
11/6/21
 
$60
 
Slowfiber

Slowfiber presents a 4-hour workshop led by Lyn Sandberg entitled The Upcycled Quilt: A Hand Stitching Class Using the Siddhe People's Style of Construction Commonly Known as Kawandi . There are two opportunities to take this workshop: November 3 at...

The Upcycled Quilt - A Hand Stitching Workshop at Slowfiber

 
11/3/21
 
$60
 
Slowfiber

Slowfiber presents a 4-hour workshop led by Lyn Sandberg entitled The Upcycled Quilt: A Hand Stitching Class Using the Siddhe People's Style of Construction Commonly Known as Kawandi . There are two opportunities to take this workshop: November 3 at...

Theory & Philosophy Reading Group: Achille Mbembe

 
10/22/21
 
free
 
Old Capitol Books

The Theory and Philosophy Reading Group has returned to Old Capitol Books ! This month, we're going to discuss Achille Mbemb book, book, The Critique of Black Reason . Come talk about theory, philosophy, and how it relates to current events with a friendly group of readers and thinkers.

Slowfiber Book Club Sew Along: Creative Stitching

 
10/14/21
 
$32
 
Slowfiber

Update: this class is now full. Join Slowfiber owner Jaki Canterbury and special guest Joan Near for a Slowfiber Book Club Sew Along featuring the book Creative Stitching, 2nd Edition by Sue Spargo. We will meet on Zoom on Thursdays, 5:30pm-6:30pm, Oct 14 - Nov 18. Fee is $32.

The is not a class but a creative support and sharing book club. To participate, you need to be able to hand stitch. For more info and to register, visit the Slowfiber website .

Fleet Feet's 5k Training Program Begins

 
10/6/21
 
$89/$109
 
Fleet Feet Monterey

Fleet Feet Monterey is bringing back our 5k training program Oct 6 - Nov 26. We'll meet every Wednesday, 6:30pm-8pm, and Saturday, 8am-9:30am. This program is designed with all paces in mind, whether this is your first 5K or your fiftieth. Fee is $109.

Ayurveda Workshop and Immersion Course at Om Studios

 
10/2/21
 
$35/$250
 
Om Studios

Have you always wanted to learn about integrative medicine and Ayurveda? Om Studios is offering a full-day workshop on the fundamentals of Ayurveda on Sunday, October 2, 4pm-6:30pm.Learn your unique dosha and get an all-levels yoga practice to energize and...

Theory & Philosophy Reading Group: Kierkegaard

 
9/24/21
 
free
 
Old Capitol Books

The Theory and Philosophy Reading Group has returned to Old Capitol Books ! This month, we're going to discuss Kierkegaard's On the Concept of Anxiety . Come talk about theory, philosophy, and how it relates to current events with a friendly group of readers and thinkers.

Slowfiber: Sewing Lessons for the Adult Beginner and Their Machine

 
9/14/21
 
$90
 
Slowfiber

Update: Space in this class has sold out. If you're interested in our next sewing machine class, please contact Slowfiber. Slowfiber presents Sewing Lessons for the Adult Beginner and Their Sewing Machine on Tuesdays, 5pm-7pm, Sept. 14-28. Space is limited - please register online . Fee is $90.

This class is designed for beginners or those who haven't sewn in a long time and want to relearn. You'll choose your project with the help of instructor Jaki Canterbury.

Free Creative Writing Course Begins at Old Capitol Books

 
9/13/21
 
free
 
Old Capitol Books

Old Capitol Books is sponsoring a free creative writing class entitled "Social Writing Action." This is a 6-week course meeting Mon & Wed, 4:20pm-5:50pm, via Zoom. Course Instructor is Alaina Joleen, MFA Graduate Student and CSUMB Creative Writing alum. Ages 18+ are welcome. To sign up, please email Alaina .

Plantar Fasciitis Screening at Fleet Feet

 
9/8/21
 
free
 
Fleet Feet Monterey

If you've been experiencing any sort of foot pain or heel pain and you have been wondering what it could be, come see a physical therapist from Terrapin Physical Therapy at Fleet Feet Monterey on Wednesday, September 8, 3pm-6pm. This...