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— February 3, 2016 —

NEWS FROM THE MARINA CHAMBER

Flavors of Marina 2016

GET YOUR TICKETS! Tuesday, February 16th from 5:30PM to 8:30PM—The 10th International Flavors of Marina – Food, Wine & Beer Tasting! The Marina Chamber is proud to once again bring this delectible event to our community. Taste samples from Marina favorites including Coconut Thai Cuisine, Rooster Wheels & coffee, English Ales Brewery, The Ginger People, Cheescake Dreamations, Mundos 2, Lola's Kusina, Mediterraneo Imports & Coeur d'Olives and MORE! Enjoy wine tastings from Scheid Vineyards, Morgan Winery, Odonata Wines, Austin Harlow Winery and LaZarre Wines. Silent Auction includes festival and fair passes, gift certificates, themed gift baskets, beauty & spa treatments, chocolate, art, books, wine, movies & MORE! The event takes place at the Carpenters Union Hall (910A 2nd Avenue, Marina).  Tickets are $35 in advance / $45 at the door. Tickets can be purchased online or in Marina at Diva's Beauty Studio & Spa, English Ales Brewery or Lola's Kusina. Questions: info@marinachamber.com or 831.272.4557. Click here for the Flyer (PDF).

NEWS FROM MARINA CHAMBER MEMBERS

Red Beans and Rice at Marina Library

Saturday & Sunday, February 13th and 14th at the Marina Branch Library—Book Sale, Block Party and Red Beans and Rice Concert! The February Book Sale will take place from 10:00AM to 4:00PM Saturday and 11:00AM to 3:00PM Sunday in the Library Lobby. The Block Party is 10:15-11:30AM on Saturday in the Library Community Room. The FREE live performance of Red Beans and Rice will be from 1:00-3:00PM in the Community Room of the Library (190 Seaside Circle, Marina). Come enjoy the Central Coast’s tastiest musical dish! www.friendsofthemarinalibrary.org. Click here for the Book Sale Flyer (JPG). Click here for the Concert Flyer (JPG).

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Presidents Day Golf Tournament

Monday, February 15th from 8:00AM to 3:00PM at Monterey Pines Golf Course (1250 Garden Road, Monterey)—The Marina Foundation Second Annual Presidents Day Golf Tournament! Proceeds from this event benefit the Jack Stewart College Scholarship Fund. A Scramble Format will be played. The entry fee is $80 per person including greens fee, cart, lunch and plenty of extras! Non-golfers please join us for lunch ($20). For more information and to sign up online visit The Marina Foundation website: Presidents Day Golf Tournament. Click here for the Player and Lunch registration form. Interested in being a Sponsor? Click here for the Sponsorship Form. CALL FOR NOMINATIONS—The 2015 Marina Man & Woman of the Year—The Marina Foundation is proud to continue this long running community award program given annually to two outstanding Marina citizens. The Marina Foundation will announce the recipients of the 2015 Marina Man and Woman of the Year Awards as part of its annual fundraising and silent auction event to be held on Saturday, March 26 beginning at 5:00PM at the American Legion, 694 Legion Way, in Marina. Nominations are for individuals who have served the Marina community with distinction during the calendar year 2015 and over a period of years. Two awards – Man of the Year and Woman of the Year – will be presented at the event on March 26th. NOMINATIONS ARE DUE BY 5:00PM ON FRIDAY, FEB. 26, 2016. Please download the nomination form HERE. Thank you to the 2015 Man and Woman of the Year Primary Sponsor, Central Coast Federal Credit Union.

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Skydive Monterey Bay 20th Anniversary

SAVE THE DATE: Friday, March 11th from 5:30PM to 7:30PM Join Skydive Monterey Bay to celebrate our first 20 years! Without the support of Marina, we wouldn’t be here. So we invite you to come, learn, ask questions, eat, and share the sky with us. Since 1996, the City of Marina has been our home on the ground but more relevant, in the air. Skydive Monterey Bay; Marina California is celebrating 20 years as a year-round skydiving school with a perfect industry-standard safety record. Click here for the evite. Please RSVP by February 26. Contact Jackie Foust at jackie@skydivemontereybay.com or Jen Evans at littletandemgirl@gmail.com.

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Cars in the Park

SAVE THE DATE: Saturday, March 26th from 8:00AM to 4:00PM at Vince DiMaggio Park in Marina—Cars In The Park! Presented by Marina Rotary, this fun day includes two BBQ Tri Tip lunches, a poker walk play, an entrant raffle ticket, 2 wine tasting room bands, free coffee and donuts, a goodie bag and special exit gift! Cost is $50 per person and proceeds benefit Marina youth programs. The show highlights 1976 and older classic cars, DJ music, raffles, vendors, games and awards! Click here for the flyer. Call (831) 601-5856 or visit www.marinarotaryclub.org for more information.

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ATTENTION BUSINESSES: Marina at Play Partnership Program—Come Join Us!!
Marina’s Recreation & Cultural Services Department has a clear vision of opportunities for residents; with a mission to enrich the quality of life for all residents and visitors alike. This is a great time for an organization, business, or community member to support our youth, teens and seniors. As a business, supporting Marina at Play provides you the chance to reach over 4,000 potential customers through you logo displayed on our monthly calendars delivered to our schools, seniors and spectator news letter and support your community at the same time. Join our team and be a partner in our program. Looking toward a great 2016! Click here for the Letter (PDF), the Benefits (PDF), and Partnership Form (PDF).

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ATTENTION VETERANS: Employment Skills Classes
will be held twice a month during January through May to instruct Veteran job seekers on employment skills such as resume building, interview skills, application advice, and education opportunities. There will be guest speakers from employment agencies and local employers, including the Employment Development Dept. office in Salinas. Veterans who would like to learn or refresh the skills needed to get a job are invited to attend this free, 10-week “Operation: Job Search 2016” program at Veterans Transition Center. The one-hour classes are hosted in the North Conference room of Martinez Hall on historic Fort Ord (220 12th Street, Marina). Veterans who have questions or want to attend can contact Xinia Whitler at VTC’s Job Development Center 831-883-8387 ext. 226, or email her at xwhitler@vtcmonterey.org. ALSO: The Veterans Transition Center is looking for volunteers to help work in the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am concession tents on two of the courses Feb. 10-13. Volunteers can sign up on the Facebook page for Veterans Transition Center of Monterey County by clicking the “Sign Up” button in the banner, or call the Veterans Transition Center office at 831-883-VETS (8387), and ask to be connected to Volunteer Registration (Extension 128). The VTC volunteers will take part in one of the biggest golf events of the year, while bringing a percentage of the revenue back to homeless Veterans and their families living in the Monterey County area. Proceeds go straight back to our local Veterans, so sign up today!

NEWS THAT MAY BE OF INTEREST TO OUR MEMBERS

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