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— September 30, 2014 —


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

Saturday, October 11th from 1:00PM to 3:00PM in the Marina Library Community Room (190 Seaside Circle, Marina)The Friends of the Marina Library will host a concert by Jim Hansen and Evelyn Lopez, who perform together as Heart and Soul. Mr. Hansen and Ms. Lopez have performed individually since they were teenagers, and they started performing together 24 years ago after meeting as co-workers at the Monterey County District Attorney’s Office. They perform throughout Monterey County. Mr. Hansen plays guitar. Ms. Lopez sings in English and Spanish, drawing songs from the Great American Songbook, soft rock standards, country music, and from a repertoire of Mexican Romanticas. Mr. Hansen is a volunteer guitar instructor with Guitars Not Guns of Monterey County. Refreshments will be provided. Open seating. The event is free, but donations are accepted. Click here for the Flyer (PDF).


PRESS RELEASE—Fort Ord Warhorse Hospital Placed on National Register of Historic Places. The WWII veterinary hospital is the last one standing. The listing is the first official recognition for a Fort Ord property. Friends of the Fort Ord Warhorse announces that the Fort Ord Station Veterinary Hospital in Marina, California, has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places—the "official list of the nation's historic places worthy of preservation." Completed in January, 1941, the Fort Ord Station Veterinary Hospital was one of the last-built Army medical facilities for mounted, horse-drawn, and mule-packing units. Fort Ord's veterinary hospital is one of twelve erected in the buildup to WWII and the only one remaining. (READ FULL PRESS RELEASE)

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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