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— September 16, 2014 —


BEGINNING TOMORROW! Wednesday, September 17th through 21st—The Friends of the Marina Library BIGGEST EVER Annual Book Sale! Book sale at the Marina Library (190 Seaside Circle, Marina). 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, more than 500 cases of books of every imaginable genre for 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).

NEXT MONDAY! September 22nd
at 5:30PM in Marina City Council Chambers—Marina Economic Development Commission Business Forum!
Please join us at 211 Hillcrest Avenue in Marina for a positive and productive dialogue on: What are the benefits of conducting business in the City of Marina? What are the challenges? Our intent is to hear from you about what it's like to do business in Marina and how the City can help to improve the business atmosphere. If you cannot attend the meeting, please email your comments to Marilyn Lidyoff, Economic Development Coordinator at You must submit your full name, contact information and name of your business for your comments to be officially documented. We care about the success of your business and would like to hear from you! Click here for Flyer (PDF).

THROUGH SEPTEMBER at the Marina Rotary—
Wednesday, September 17th at 12:00PM – Robert Huffer, Central Coast Veterans Cemetery Foundation Update at Kula Ranch Island Steakhouse (3295 Dunes Drive, Marina). Wednesday, September 24th at 12:00PM – Bob Drake, The History of Jewelry since the Victorian Era at Kula Ranch Island Steakhouse. Please join us!

Tuesday, September 30th—The release of DARK SURF by T.C. Zmak! T.C. Zmak’s first novel will be available for sale as a paperback & e-book on Sept. 30th at Sept. 30 is the official “launch day” and the goal is to register as many sales as possible on that day to get the book on Amazon’s bestseller lists. So mark your calendars for Sept. 30th and please share the news with your co-workers and friends. More info and a direct link to buy the book will be available Sept. 30th at

Friday, October 10th from 5:30-7:30PM—East West Fundraiser at the National Steinbeck Center! Join SpectorDance at the National Steinbeck Center (One Main Street in Salinas) to support the new work, East West, a multidisciplinary dance work that explores the problem of gang culture and how as a community we can support at-risk youth and encourage intervention and opportunity. Proceeds from this fundraiser will support outreach performances and on-site dance workshops at Rancho Cielo, YOSAL, and other local youth organizations. Appetizers, Wine, Silent Auction and Performance Preview – $25 single/$40 couple. Tickets are available at (831) 384-1050 or And on Friday & Saturday, October 24th & 25th—The Premiere of SpectorDance East West! East West, a multi-disciplinary performance about gang violence created by SpectorDance, will be presented by the National Steinbeck Center at Sherwood Hall in Salinas on Friday, October 24 at 7:30PM and at SpectorDance in Marina on Saturday October 25 at 8:00PM. (Click to read more & for tickets). SpectorDance is located at 3343 Paul Davis Drive, Marina. Tickets are $30 per person at the door/$25 early bird special before October 15.


Fundraising Birding Hikes at Pinnacles National Park! Join Pinnacles Partnership's Pinnacles Condor Fund for their Guided Birding Hikes this fall at Pinnacles National Park. Funds raised through these hikes will benefit the Condor Restoration Program. Hikes will be led by Rusty Scalf and Richard Neidhardt. Scalf is a life-long birder who has been teaching bird identification to beginning birders since 1990. He is active in the County Breeding Bird Atlas programs of Alameda, Contra Costa, Yolo, and Solano counties. He also leads trips for the Monterey Birding Festival. Neidhardt is a long-time volunteer on the Pinnacles National Park’s Condor Crew and has intimate knowledge of the Central California condor flock. Fall hike dates are October 4 and 18, November 1 and 22, and December 6. The participation donation is $50 per person. All walks meet at the east side Visitor Center at 8:30AM. Participants should bring binoculars, water, lunch, and sun protection. Hiking trails and length of time are individualized depending on participants and other conditions. Plan to enjoy a full day of learning at Pinnacles National Park! Register at Questions may be directed to Click here for the Press Release (PDF)

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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. Please email to request Marina Dining Guides (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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