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— August 21, 2014 —


THIS SUNDAY!! August 24th from 10:30AM to 4:00PM at Congregation Beth Israel (5716 Carmel Valley Road, Carmel)—The Jewish Food Festival! The tradition continues—The Jewish Food Festival celebrates 27 years! Savor "Jewish Soul Foods" including corned beef and pastrami sandwiches, brisket, blintzes, kugel, potato latkes, matzo ball soup, chopped chicken liver, desserts, and much more. Featurning music by Alisa Fineman & Kimball Hurd, as well as Klezmer music and more! Artisans will be presenting handmade crafts and collectibles. Shuttles available. Please park at Carmel Middle School. No pets please. Admission and parking are FREE. for more information call (831) 624-2014 or visit UPDATED Flyer (PDF).

Friday, September 5th beginning at 6:00PM—The Fr. Carl Faria Roast and Fundraiser to Benefit The Don Livermore Scholarship For Marina High School! It has been almost six years since we created the Don Livermore Scholarship for Marina High School – the first project for The Marina Foundation. Since that time we have granted scholarships in Don's name to deserving Marina High School students as they have headed off to college. Please join us as we host and roast Fr. Carl Faria to benefit the Don Livermore Scholarship for Marina High School. Besides the special guests who will share their “Fr. Carl memories,” attendees will also have an opportunity – all in fun of course, and all for a very good cause. The event takes place at Bayonet/Blackhorse Golf Course (1 MClure Way on the former Fort Ord). Doors open at 6:00PM and dinner is at 6:30PM. Please R.S.V.P. by Monday August 25th with your choice of dinner entrée (see options here). There will also be a special live auction for desserts that you won’t want to miss. Please plan on attending this fun adult evening. Go to or call (831) 717-4117 to make your reservations today!

September 17 – 21, 2014—The Friends of the Marina Library BIGGEST EVER Annual Book Sale! At the Marina Library (190 Seaside Circle, Marina). Donation Drop Off: Sept. 6-13, Limited Lobby Sales: Sept. 9-13, and Book Sale: Sept. 17-21. There will be a Children’s Program with Marylee Sunseri on Sept. 20 from 11AM to 11:40AM and Noon to 12:40PM. Contact Cristina Dirksen (831) 277-8586 or Book Sale Flyer (PDF). In what promises to be one of the biggest book and media sale events ever in Marina, The Friends of the Marina Library have amassed more than 500 cases of books of every imaginable genre for sale for its upcoming annual fundraising book sale! Volunteers have been collecting, sorting and pricing books, VHS, DVDs and other media for its huge annual sale at the Marina Library... Read full Press Release (PDF). Saturday, September 13th at 7:00PM at the Marina Library—Free Movie Night! This movie night features Philomena, a free event hosted by the The Friends of the Marina Library. The movie takes place in the Community Room. Seating is limited and movie starts promptly at 7:00PM. Movie is free but donations are gratefully accepted. Feel free to bring a seat cushion for added comfort. Click here for the Flyer (JPG).


BY AUGUST 22, 2014—YOUR INPUT IS NEEDED! Monterey Peninsula College (MPC), needs your help. MPC is planning a new Engineering Technology program to provide technician-level training in manufacturing, machining, mechanics, electronics and computer control of automated systems, also known as Mechatronics. MPC needs your help to determine the exact nature of the demand and the particular skills required in Mechatronics for planning purposes. MPC Is also gathering information about closely related Drafting Technology and Computer Technology positions. The following survey should take less than 5 minutes to complete. This is a confidential survey that will be entered into a large database for statistical purposes only and will not be linked to you by name. Your input, which MPC would like by August 22, will help MPC make sure it is meeting the workforce needs of our region. Feel free to email the link to this survey to anyone in MPC's target counties (Monterey, Santa Cruz, San Benito Santa Clara, San Mateo and Alameda) who might be interested. Thank you very much for your time. All participants will automatically be entered in a raffle for a $25 Amazon gift card! 

Saturday, August 30th beginning at 11:00AM—The 2014 Marina Labor Day Parade! The parade is from 11:00AM to 12:00PM and the festival is from 12:00PM to 2:00PM. To participate in the parade please visit and mail in the entry form or email to To participate in the festival please email Deadline to apply is August 8th. We hope to see you in the parade or come by to watch and enjoy the festival!

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 The ORIGINAL Marina Dining Guide produced by the Marina Chamber highlights Marina’s fine restaurants, specialty foods, local brewery and area fine wines. It recognizes and promotes the businesses that participate in the Chamber’s annual “International Flavors of Marina—Food, Wine & Beer Tasting” event, which showcases Marina as a diverse dining destination. Please email to request Marina Dining Guides (50-100 guides per business can be provided while supplies last).

 The Marina Chamber Visitors Guide highlights attractions and things to do in and around Marina, California. E-mail the Chamber at to request Visitors Guides (50-100 guides per business can be provided while supplies last).

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