February 6, 2024 Events Bulletin

Tuesday, February 6, 7 pm- Monterey City Council meeting where prioritizing NCIP funding for safety projects such as undergrounding of utilities will be discussed.  Agenda is posted at https://isearchmonterey.org/OnBaseAgendaOnline/Meetings/ViewMeeting?id=5796&doctype=1.  Join live at 580 Pacific Street or follow agenda instructions to join online or by phone.

Wednesday, February 7, 6:30-9:00 pm Black History Month Film Festival at Irvine Auditorium, MIIS, 499 Pierce Street.  This and each Wednesday in February will feature a different film.  Meet the award winning directors.  Donate online or at the door.  Free parking.   $10-$100.  For more information, visit https://www.blaac.org/events.

Thursday, February 8, 6 pm – Monterey City Council Town Hall regarding Automated License Plate Readers at Council Chambers, 580 Pacific Street

Friday, February 9 – Last day to submit project proposals for Neighborhood and Improvement Program.  See our website or get the form at this link: https://files.monterey.org/Document%20Center/Public%20Works/Engineering/NCIP/NCIP-Nomination-Form_TEMPLATE_2024-25_FINAL.pdf

Saturday, February 10, 10 am “Kim Talks” at East Village café.  Meet Dr. Kim Barber, city council representative for District 1, and discuss your concerns. 

Saturday, February 10, 2024, 9 and 10:30 am – Free Tour of the Pacific Biological Laboratory, 800 Cannery Row.  The lab played a pivotal role in the life and work of marine biologist, Ed Ricketts, his friendship and collaboration with author John Steinbeck, their circle of friends, and the PBL Members who bought the Lab in the mid-1950’s and founded the Monterey Jazz Festival.  The tours are docent lead and last one hour.   Free, but donations are appreciated.  Tours are subject to space availability, and requires registration at https://montereypl.libcal.com/event/11543229.

Sunday, February 11, 2024, 2-4 pm- “The Star, The Saint, and The City: How Sam Brannon’s Newspaper Heralded the Gold Rush and Created San Francisco” a presentation by author Bill Briggs at Casa Serrano, 412 Pacific Street, sponsored by Monterey History and Art Association. MHAA members free.   Non-members of MHAA $10 donation.  RSVP to mhaa.org1931@gmail.com.

Monday, February 12, 2024, 7-8 pm.  “A Whale’s Tale:  All About Whalefest Monterey” presented by Mary Alice Cerrito Fettis at Casa Serano, 412 Pacific Street, sponsored by Native Daughters of the Golden West.  $10 suggested donation.  Refreshments following the lecture.  RSVP to brickman@brickmanmarketing.com or phone 831-633-4444.

Wednesday, February 14, 6:30-9:00 pm Black History Month Film Festival at Irvine Auditorium, MIIS, 499 Pierce Street.  This and each Wednesday in February will feature a different film.  Meet the award winning directors.  Donate online or at the door.  Free parking.   $10-$100.  For more information, visit https://www.blaac.org/events.

Wednesday, February 21, 6:30-9:00 pm Black History Month Film Festival at Irvine Auditorium, MIIS, 499 Pierce Street.  This and each Wednesday in February will feature a different film.  Meet the award winning directors.  Donate online or at the door.  Free parking.   $10-$100.  For more information, visit https://www.blaac.org/events.

Saturday, February 24, 2024, 4-7 pm  – “Chocolate and Wine” fundraiser benefiting the Monterey Public Library, 625 Pacific Street.    Early bird pricing of $60 until February 1.  Silent auction, wonderful food,beer and wines make this 19th annual fundraiser an event not to be missed!    For more information and to make reservations, visit https://www.investinmpl.org/event/19th-annual-chocolate-wine.  

Wednesday, February 28, 6:30-9:00 pm Black History Month Film Festival at Irvine Auditorium, MIIS, 499 Pierce Street.  This and each Wednesday in February will feature a different film.  Meet the award winning directors.  Donate online or at the door.  Free parking.   $10-$100.  For more information, visit https://www.blaac.org/events.

Saturday, March 2, 1:30 – Candle Making Workshop at Monterey Museum of Art – Free family fun day.


Saturday, March 9, 1:00 – Docent Lead Tour of Jo Mora Exhibit at the Stanton Center, Custom House Plaza.   Old Town social committee has arranged a special tour by Peter Hiller, author and expert on artist Jo Mora, for which OTNA will pay the $5.00 tour fee for members of OTNA.   Tour is limited to 25 members, so please rsvp to philbussey2@gmail.com.  A link to Jo Mora collection is https://jomoracollection.org/.

Wednesday, March 13, 2024, 7 pm – Old Town Neighborhood Association Annual Meeting at the McKone Building Community Room, 499 Pierce Street.  City Councilperson Ed Smith will speak about issues of the city.  We will also hold annual elections of seven directors to the board.  Seven candidates who have submitted their names to run are, in alphabetical order:  Corey Brunson, Phyllis Bussey, Mary Grove, April Harrison, Gari Soule, Nancy Soule, and Max Troyer.  Come in person or join from PC, Mac, Linux, iOS or Android: https://middlebury.zoom.us/j/98108537286?pwd=dlZPOEM1OXVjcnZtczZncExmQVA3UT09
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ANNOUNCEMENTS  

STORM HELP- Free Sandbags are available to fill at the Fire Station, Pacific and Jefferson Streets.  Free charging of phone and warmth are offered at the Monterey Public Library.

Old Town Neighborhood Association Board welcomes new members to run for a position on our board.  We have seven directors who serve for one-year terms, and committees related to undergrounding of utilities and social events, plus we welcome ideas you may bring.  Reply to this email if you are interested. 

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