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— May 12, 2015 —


Rotary Bingo 2015

THIS SATURDAY! May 16th from 11:00AM to 3:00PM in the Community Center (211 Hillcrest Ave, Marina)—Marina Rotary and the City's Senior Program are joining forces for a fundraiser and a “fun raiser”! We are holding a Bingo game to raise money for both organizations. Food and supplies will be available at 11:00AM and games will start at noon. The cost is $20 to play 10 games and there will be 2 more special games available. The payout for each game will be $60. The only requirement – you must be 21 and over. This is Armed Services Day and we will be honoring our past and present service members from all branches of the service. Tell your friends and family members and everyone come to support two good causes and have a ton of fun! If you would like to showcase your business with a donated raffle prize we will make a special announcement about your business. For more information call Darlena Ridler at 384-1968. Click here for Flyer (PDF)

Dark Surf

Wednesday, May 20th from 5:00PM to 7:00PM—Happy Hour & Book Signing with T.C. Zmak, author of Dark Surf! Join Marina author T.C. Zmak for a happy hour & book signing for Dark Surf. The event will take place at The Otter's Den at 3166 Vista Del Camino in Marina. There will be free drawings for Dark Surf books and t-shirts, and free giveaways of bumper stickers and bookmarks. The event is open to the public, so bring your friends (ages 21+). More info at:


TMF Memorial Dinner

Saturday, May 23rd beginning at 5:00PM at American Legion Post 694 in Marina—The Marina Foundation proudly presents “Memorial Weekend Dinner To Remember and Honor our Fallen.” Please join us for this very special dinner, now in its second year, designed to honor those who have served our Country and who are not with us today. At the same time, proceeds from this event will benefit the Veterans Transition Center to help those veterans who need our help today. Doors will open at 1700 hours (5 p.m.) with the Missing Man Table and Honors Ceremony promptly beginning at 1800 hours (6 p.m.), followed by a buffet dinner. Tickets may be purchased online, through one of our board members, or R.S.V.P. to (831) 717-4117 to pay at the door. Tickets are $25 per person. Please pass along this information to those who may be interested in attending this very special Memorial weekend dinner event. Click here for the Flyer (JPG).

Wednesday, May 27th (NEW DATE) from 6:30PM to 8:00PM at the City of Marina Council Chambers (211 Hillcrest Avenue, Marina)—Special Workshop and Training conducted by the Marina Police Department focussing on THEFT.
Please join us! You will have the opportunity to meet and greet your local police along with receiving valuable information on reducing theft in your store, hotel or restaurant. The following topics will be discussed at the workshop: when and how to report theft, crime prevention through environmental design and a Q & A. For further information, please contact Officer Garcia at (831) 884-1210 or email Click here for the Flyer (PDF)


ATTENTION MARINA WORKERS: Are you interested in co-working space? Sara Sturtevant from Monterey College of Law is working on bringing Pacific Workplaces to create a co-working space at Imjin Parkway and Highway 1. She is measuring the level of interest in a co-working space in Monterey County. Click here for the link to the survey if you are interested in participating. For information contact Sara at 831-582-4000, ext. 1036.

Wednesday & Thursday, May 20th & 21st—Can you spare an hour to help a local high school student? For the last few years Marina High School has conducted mock job interviews with its entire senior class as part of the culminating senior project. They develop a cover letter and a resume, they complete a job application, they then "go on their job interview," and then follow up with a thank you letter (which you will receive). We are looking for community partners to attend and participate in these mock interviews. It is fun, snacks and coffee are provided, and some community partners have even found entry level employees through this process. If you can participate, please complete this form and return it, or simply email with the time slot you are available and contact information. For more information contact Elaine McMullen at (831) 583-2060.

 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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