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— March 31, 2015 —


Tuesday, April 21st from 5:00PM to 6:30PM—Joint Chamber Ribbon Cutting of Model Homes at The Dunes on Monterey Bay! Please join us for a joint ribbon cutting of six new model homes at the site of the sales office/model homes located at 3003 Boardwalk Avenue in Marina (corner of 10th and 2nd, across from Target). The homes are professionally designed to fit the modern lifestyle of recreation, comfort and convenience in Marina. The joint ribbon cutting is sponsored by both the Monterey Chamber of Commerce and the Marina Chamber of Commerce. For further information please contact Colleen Grim at (831) 648-5350 of the Monterey Chamber, or Marilyn Lidyoff at (831) 884-1211 of the Marina Chamber. Please invite your business acquaintances. Hope to see you there!


THIS SUNDAY! April 5th from 10:00AM to 2:00PM at the Marina Village Shopping Center, 215 Reservation Road, Marina—Annual Easter Scavenger Hunt at the Marina Certified Farmers' Market! Come enjoy a farmers' market Easter scavenger hunt leading families through a maze of fresh produce and spring flowers learning along the way about fresh fruits and vegetables and local family farmers. If you arrive at the end children receive a special gift for the market, Event is free to the public. Our goal is to promote healthy living. For more information call (831) 384-6961.

Red Beans & Rice at Marina Library
Saturday, April 11th from 1:00PM to 3:00PM at the Marina Library Community Room—FREE LIVE PERFORMANCE by Red Beans & Rice!
The Friends of the Marina Library is proud to dish up a hearty helping of up-tempo blues as they host the fabulous local band Red Beans & Rice for a free live performance. There will also be a Book Sale and free refreshments. The Marina Library is at 190 Seaside Circle in Marina. Click here for the event Flyer (JPG).

Enroll before April 15th and get 15% OFF SpectorDance Summer Program 2015! The Summer Program will run from July 6 to August 2, 2015. Check it out, there is something for everyone. Early Bird Special – sign up and pay before April 15th and get 15% off tuition. Programs include workshops with guest artists, dance intensives, weekly on-going classes, new class ballet Bodhi, which combines elements of traditional ballet training with yoga and pilates techniques, dancing camps, and one week of creative movement/preballet (ages 4-7). The SpectorDance mission is to establish a vibrant center for the performing arts offering a wide variety of dance-based activities that connects diverse artists and audiences, bridges disciplines through collaboration, and celebrates the power of dance to inform and inspire. The SpectorDance vision is to utilize dance and the arts as a vehicle to open doors, ignite creativity, and fuel the human spirit. Click here for the full Summer Schedule 2015 (PDF).

Fort Ord Warhorse Day

Saturday, May 9th from 9:30AM to 2:00PM at Marina Equestrian Center Park—The Fifth Annual Fort Ord Warhorse Day! The U.S. Army's 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment's Horse Detachment from Fort Irwin will provide a mounted color guard and demonstration of cavalry horsemanship and maneuvers. The 11th "Blackhorse" Cavalry Regiment was stationed at the Presidio of Monterey between the world wars (1919–1940), using Fort Ord lands for training. The 11th Cavalry Horse Detachment, stationed at Fort Irwin, California, is an active-duty, historically accurate depiction of the mounted cavalry soldier of the Spanish-American War period, and participates in Army and community events to preserve the Blackhorse regimental history. Other Warhorse Day activities will include presentations and exhibits on the 11th Cavalry's Presidio years, uniformed living historians and horses of the Civil War field artillery, Revolutionary War hussars, World War II cavalry, a demonstration on the therapeutic use of horses, a show of vintage military vehicles, flash museum, blacksmithing, and a petting zoo. A family bike ride through Fort Ord National Monument and Dunes State Park will leave from the Marina Equestrian Center Park at 8:00AM. Food and beverages will be available on the grounds. Warhorse Day is free and open to the public. To find the Marina Equestrian Center Park, take the Imjin Parkway exit from Highway 1, turn south on California, and right on 9th Street to park. Click here for the Flyer (JPG). For information, email Friends of the Fort Ord Warhorse:


Monterey County Business Council Gala 2015

THIS SATURDAY! April 4th, beginning at 5:30PM at the Hyatt Embassy Monterey—The Monterey County Business Council's 20th Anniversary Gala & Annual Economic Vitality Awards! There is still time to purchase tickets for the black-tie optional 20th Anniversary Gala & Annual Economic Vitality Awards. The night begins with a 5:30PM cocktail reception and live music, followed by a three course meal and award ceremony commencing at 6:30PM. In 2015, we will honor the following organizations in our key industry clusters that have significantly contributed to the economic vitality, growth and preservation of Monterey County: Creative & Technology – Carmel Valley Art Association. Health & Wellness – Central Coast V.N.A. and Hospice, Higher Education & Research – Hartnell College, Hospitality – The Whole Enchilada, Sustainable Building & Design – RCA Enterprises, Agriculture – Tanimura & Antle, Advancing Manufacturing – The Ginger People. The cost is $175 per person. Click here for the Flyer (JPG). Reservations can be made online here or by contacting Brian Carvalho at or calling (831) 883-9443.

 The Marina Chamber has a Toll-Free phone number: (855) 420-4448

NEED MARINA DINING GUIDES? 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. Click here for a PDF version, or email to request hard-copies of the Marina Dining Guide (50-100 guides per business can be provided while supplies last).

NEED MARINA VISITOR GUIDES? 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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