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— April 14, 2015 —


Next 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!


Enroll before April 15th (THIS WEDNESDAY!) 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).

Applications due by May 1, 2015 at 5:00PM—The City of Marina is accepting applications for one seat on the Planning Commission, one seat on the Public Works Commission and one seat on the Economic Development Commission.
Interested individuals for City Commissions must be residents and registered voters of the City of Marina. Although applications may be submitted at any time, the filing deadline to interview for these openings is 5:00 p.m. Friday, May 1, 2015; postmarks will be accepted. Applications are available from the Office of the City Clerk located at 211 Hillcrest Avenue, Marina, California between the hours of 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday, calling 884-1278, or on the City of Marina website. Planning Commission: 1 seat (expiring February 2017) The Planning Commission is an advisory body to the City Council regarding the overall coordination of land use in the city and shall specifically perform those duties described in the ordinances and codes of the city. The Commission meets at 6:30 p.m. on the second and fourth Thursday of each month. Public Works Commission: 1  seat (expiring February 2017) The Public Works Commission shall act as an advisory body to the City Council on matters pertaining to city parks, facilities and improvement of residential and commercial areas. The Commission typically meets at 6:30 p.m. on the third Thursday of each month. Economic Development Commission: 1 seat (expiring February 2017) The Economic Development Commission is an advisory body to the City Council regarding economic development in the City; downtown vitalization; and ways to encourage business to locate and remain in Marina. The Commission typically meets at 6:30 p.m. on the first Thursday of each month.

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:


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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. 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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