September 16, 2021 Events Bulletin

Saturday, September 18, 9-noon-   California Coastal Day Cleanup.  
 Meet at Del Monte Beach near the commercial wharf.  Also participate throughout the month by cleaning your neighborhoods, parks and other areas.   This keeps the bay clean and removing dry brush lessens wildfire fuel to keep us all safe.    

Saturday, September 18, 5:30 – “I Want to Make You Terribly Afraid: Hitch in America”.  In the second of a two-part Zoom series written and acted by Howard Burnham through MCTA, we learn about the director Alfred Hitchcock’s life and career in America.  Hitchcock, the “master of suspense”, filmed Vertigo in this area, with Kim Novak and Jimmy Stewart.  Q&A following the performance. Free but donations appreciated. Register here.

Sundays, September 19 and 26, 6 am to 12 noon: “Sundays with Sinatra & Friends Radio Show: Broadcast Live from Old Fisherman’s Wharf”.  Listen to this unique show hosted by David Marzetti on KMBY 1240 AM/95.9 FM, or streamed worldwide on the internet.  David plays the famous songs of Sinatra and friends as well as conducts short interviews with merchants of Old Fisherman’s Wharf and others. In addition, he will also talk about upcoming Wharf events and special promotions.

Saturday, October 9, 2021 –Second Saturday Tours of Doc Ricketts Lab.   Lab docents tell in person the history of the Pacific Biological Lab and its pivotal role in the life and work of marine biologist Ed Ricketts, his friendship with John Steinbeck and others including the founding of the Monterey Jazz Festival.  The one-hour tours are free and suitable for those over 10 years.  The trolley is now running 10-6 to drop you off steps from the lab tour at 800 Cannery Row.   Reservations are required and space is limited.  Tour times are 9:00 am, 10:30, 12:30, 2:00 and 3:30 pm and can be reserved at this link.

Sunday, October 10, 1-5 pm. Monterey’s 176th Wharf Birthday -Free celebration at the wharf for the family with music by the Money Band 1-4 pm, Robert Hall Magic performance at 2 pm, cake cutting by Mary Adams at 3:30 in front of Abalonetti’s, free Wharf Walks with historian and guide Tim Thomas at 10:30 and 11:45; mermaid and pirate stilt walkers, giant bubble performer, photo op by Candy World, Pirate Bouchard Commemoration at Pirate’s Cove (come in pirate costume for pirate photo op); Birthday bites and specials at many merchants (at additional cost).  Free giveaways by the fire and police departments and drawing and prizes from T-Mobile. C

Thursday, October 14, 2021, 4-5 pm- “What to Do with All of Your Family Stuff? Heirlooms and Research” presented by Monterey Library.   Zoom presentation by Kathy Nielsen, historian and librarian. Free registration required

Saturday, October 23, 10 am.  – Old Town Neighborhood Association’s Bocce by the Bay.  Join your neighbors for a friendly game of bocce at the bocce courts near the Custom House.   Equipment provided.  Bring your enthusiasm, but experience is not necessary (we mean this!).   Rules are easy and the fun is spirited.   

SAVE THE DATE– Wednesday, January 12, 2022 – Old Town Neighborhood Association’s Member Appreciation Evening in the Garden at the Perry House returns to celebrate the New Year!   This member’s only event is for adult vaccinated members of OTNA and is free to members paid for 2022.    To join or renew your membership, please see details at the bottom of this email.  Dues paid after July 1, 2021 will cover through the following calendar year (2022), and make you eligible to reserve your place when reservations open in December (this event often “sells out” to members prior to being able to open it for guests) and is first-come, first-served due to limited capacity at the venue.  


City Parking Survey Extended Deadline is September 24.   The City really needs input on the parking program, particularly the permit program and locals discounts as well as suggestions for solutions and particular problems residents have. Complete this short survey to give your input: 

 The Community Emergency Response Team is providing training for residents who want to be part of this important team. For more information or to sign up, please contact

Monterey Locals Free Parking Program  -The Waterfront Parking Lot adjacent to Old Fisherman’s Wharf offers Monterey County residents with the 939 area code free two hours of parking Monday to Thursday when they patronize a wharf merchant and receive a parking validation sticker from the merchant.  The sticker is to be pasted onto the parking ticket before prepaying for your parking at one of the four pay stations. Please be sure to prepay for your parking before exiting the Waterfront Parking Lot.   There is a button to push on each Pay Station to connect you to someone who can answer any questions.

Last Chance Mercantile has reopened!  Find, donate, or recycle unneeded construction materials, mulch, furniture, and household items at the Marina Last Chance Mercantile, part of the Monterey Regional Waste Management District, located at 14201 Del Monte Blvd, Marina.  Hours are Tuesday through Saturday, 9 am to 4 pm.   

Bay View Academy Reopens – The Bay View Academy will be using Larkin Park from 8:15-3:15 on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays, so during those hours it will be closed to the public.  On Wednesday the park will be open to the public from 1:15 pm.  Please give patience to the traffic management of arrivals and departures these first few weeks.  If you have any issues, you can contact Jennifer Baughn, principal of Bay View Academy, at 831-717-4630. 

The Cooper-Molera Adobe Museum is Reopened!  Hours will be Saturday and Sundays 10-4 pm.  Admission is free.  Face masks are required.  The museum is self-guided but a volunteer docent guide will be available on Saturdays, 11am-3 pm. 

Monterey Public Library and California History Room is Reopened!  Library hours are Tuesday-Saturday, 10-6 pm.  Sidewalk service will continue 10-12 pm.   Masks are required

Monterey County Theater Alliance – The Monterey County Theater Alliance has been providing us many interesting theatrical presentations over zoom.  For an ongoing schedule for these events, usually free and on zoom, visit    Free theatrical presentations on topics of local history will usually show also under events.    Thank you, MCTA, for offering us so many interesting topics during the covid time of sheltering in place!

Not Yet a Member of Old Town?  Annual membership dues are $20 per household and go to help support social events and technical costs of website, zoom meetings, and newsletter.    Send your check for $20 payable to OTNA, P O Box 724, Monterey, CA  93942-724, along with names of adults in the household, address, phone and email address.   Questions?  Email

This information is being shared as a service of Old Town Neighborhood Association.  Information is deemed accurate but not guaranteed, and always subject to change. 
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