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— APRIL 23, 2014 —

2014 Flavors of Marina

Thursday, May 8th from 5:30PM to 8:30PM at The Carpenter’s Union Hall (910A 2nd Avenue, Marina)—The 9th Annual INTERNATIONAL FLAVORS OF MARINA – Food, Wine & Beer Tasting! Join the Marina Chamber and Marina’s finest restaurants, food and beverage providers and Monterey County wineries for this special Marina event. The event features tasting fine local food, beer and wine, a silent auction, raffles and more! If you are interested in donating a silent auction item to promote your business, click here. Tickets are $35 per person in advance and $45 after May 5th! Tickets are limited! GET YOUR TICKETS HERE! For information visit the Flavors Web Page or email the Chamber at


THIS SUNDAY! May 11th from 12:00-12:45PMSolar Powered Coffee Roasting Demo! Learn the basics of roasting coffee at home from an experienced pro who started as a home roaster in 2002. A batch of coffee will be roasted, methods for roasting at home will be discussed, and a free handout with web links will be provided. Many varieties of green coffee beans will be available for purchase from the Hidden Fortress Coffee booth next to the demo. Demo by Amelia Loftus – farmer, coffee roaster, and author of Sustainable Home Brewing. Click here for the website. Event is free to the public. For more information call (831)384-6961.

DEADLINE THIS FRIDAY! April 25th at 5:00PM—THE CITY OF MARINA filing deadline for applications for the Economic Development Commission – 1 Seat. Interested individuals for City Commissions must be residents and registered voters of the City of Marina. Although applications may be submitted at any time, the extended filing deadline to interview for these openings is 5:00PM Friday, April 25, 2014. For more information, visit the City of Marina web site.

THIS SATURDAY! April 26th at 7:30PM—SpectorDance Presents an Evening of Food, Live Music, Dance, and a Celebration of John Steinbeck!
The evening will feature live acoustic folk music from Boston’s Flynn Cohen & Liz Simmons of “Annalivia”, Figures in the Dust inspired by John Steinbeck’s The Grapes of Wrath in honor of the 75th anniversary of the novel, SpectorDance Youth Company, and wine & food catered by Selene! Tickets are available by calling (831) 384-1050 or online at General $20, Children 12 and under and seniors 65+ $15. Advance Purchase Special (by April 20, 2014) General $15. Click here for the complete Press Release (PDF). Monday, June 30th through Sunday, August 3rd—Summer at SpectorDance! Register Now! Weekly classes, workshops, guest artists, performances, and more! EARLY BIRD SPECIAL—Sign up for classes by April 1st and receive a 15% tuition discount! Click here for Summer 2014 Schedule.

Saturday, May 10th at 7:00PM in the Community Room of the Marina Library (188 Seaside Circle, Marina)—FREE Movie Night – Saving Mr. Banks!
Join The Friends of the Marina Library for this free film showing. Refreshments will be provided and you can bring a cushion for your chair for added comfort if you wish. Donations are welcome. Click here for the Movie Flyer. On May 10th there will also be a book sale in the Marina Library lobby from 10:00AM to 4:00PM. To volunteer, make book donations or to get additional information, please call (831) 277-0507. Spread the word and support your local library!

Wednesday & Thursday, May 21st and 22nd at Marina High School—Marina High Career Day Interviews!
Marina High staff are looking for community members who would be willing to participate in our Mock Interview Day. The aim is to give our students the experience of an interview conducted by a member of the local professional community. Volunteers would conduct several 5 minute interviews with students, followed by a one-on-one discussion in order to provide feedback on the strengths and weaknesses of the interviewee’s performance. We believe that this will be an invaluable experience for the students and would greatly appreciate your participation. The interview times are May 21 (7:50-9.05AM, 9.05-10:20AM and 12:25-1:35PM), and May 22 (9:40-11:15AM and 11:20AM-12:50PM). If you are interested, please call or email Karen Lidl with your information and your preferred date and time slot. Email: Call: (831) 583-2060.

Marina At Play 2014

THERE IS STILL TIME to become a Partner of ‘Marina at Play’!! The ‘Marina at Play’ Partnership Program strengthens community bonds, creates new ones, and leverages resources for a common purpose. It provides a unique avenue to support your community and promote your business by donating monetarily at several levels. To find out how you can be a part of the program, contact (831) 760-6502 and (831) 760-0280. Click here for the Program Partnership Form.


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