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— August 16, 2016 —


A Call for Marina Chamber of Commerce ‘Business Forum’ Committee Members—The Marina Chamber of Commerce is looking to schedule a ‘Business Forum’ in the very near future. In an effort to do so, we are requesting a few volunteers from the community to assist with this venture and minimal responsibility will make it happen. If interested, please notify Terry Lebda at or (831)915-6902, or Mike Mast at StateFarm - Mike Mast or (831) 384-0422. We are excited about Marina’s future, and will continue to serve as a lead organization in supporting Marina’s business community as a robust, diverse marketplace for goods and services.

TOMORROW! Wednesday, August 17th from Noon to 5:00PM in Downtown Pacific Grove—Marina MotorSports Seventh Annual “The Little Car Show”!
Join us for a fabulous display of little cars up to 1,601cc engine displacement plus all-electric cars! Featuring, but not limited to American Marques this year. The Little Car Show will be followed by an Ocean View Boulevard cruise. Trophies will be presented by local celebrity, Jim Vanderzwaan. Music by Dick Robbins Ragtime Stompers. Our seventh annual show will accept a $25 participant fee to benefit the Pacific Grove Library, P.G. Youth Center and the Veterans Transition Center. Click here for the Flyer (JPG).

Sunday, August 28th from 10:30AM to 4:00PM—A tradition continues; The Jewish Food Festival at Congregation Beth Israel in Carmel, will be celebrating 29 years! Savor "Jewish Soul Foods", including corned beef, and pastrami sandwiches, brisket, blintzes, kugel, potato latkes, matzo ball soup, chopped chicken liver, desserts, and much more. Entertainment is continuous. Sing with internationally known folk singers, Alisa Fineman and Kimball Hurd; dance to music; listen to traditional story telling; observe a Jewish wedding performance and much more. Artisans will be presenting handmade crafts and collectibles. Please park at Carmel Middle School and take the frequent free shuttles to the festival. NO PETS, PLEASE. Admission and parking are free. For more information, call (831) 624-2015 or visit our website Click here for the Flyer (PDF).

Saturday, September 3rd beginning at 11:00AM—Marina Labor Day Parade and Festival!
The Parade will begin at 11:00AM at Crescent Avenue and Reservation Road, and end at Vince DiMaggio Park with a festival from 11:30AM to 4:00PM. Free entertainment includes new Wells Fargo Stage Coach, 3 bounce houses, face painting, new food trucks – The Choke Coach and La Paloma, a new beer garden and a chili cook-off. Live music by Full Moon Rooster and Tatiana’s War Machine. Click here for the Flyer (JPG).

Friday, September 9th beginning at 5:30PM at Bayonet & Black Horse (1 McClure Way, Seaside)—The Marina Foundation Presents the Lenore Masterson Roast and Fundraiser!
Please Join Us as we host and roast Lenore Masterson to benefit the Don Livermore Scholarship for Marina High School. Besides the special guests who will share their favorite "Lenore memories", attendees will also have the opportunity, all in fun of course, and all for a very good cause. Please plan on attending this fun adult evening. To ensure a seat at this year's event, purchase your tickets by clicking here now. Please include your choice of dinner entrée – beef: Tri-Tip with garlic mashed potatoes, chicken: Chicken Picata with roasted potatoes, fish: Tilapia with rice pilaf, or vegetarian: cheese tortellini. Entrées will be served with young organic greens salad, seasonal vegetables and dinner rolls. There will also be a special dessert live auction that you won't want to miss! For more information contact The Marina Foundation: (831) 717-4117 or e-mail:

Library Book Sale September 2016

SAVE THE DATE: Wednesday, September 14th to Sunday, September 18th—The Friends of the Marina Library Gigantic Annual Book Sale! The event takes place at the Marina Library (190 Seaside Avenue). There will be 15,000 books for adults and children, plus CDs, DVDs and VCR tapes. This is our largest, giant book sale of the year. Sale dates are Wednesday, September 14 from 3:00PM to 9:00PM, Thursday and Friday, September 15 and 16 from 10:00AM to 6:00PM, and Saturday, September 17 from 10:00AM to 4:00PM. Half price sale will take place Sunday, September 18 from 11:00AM to 3:00PM. Click here for the Flyer (JPG)


Saturday, September 17 from 1:00PM to 4PM—RISING Book Release Party with T.C. Zmak, author of the DARK SURF series. Join award-winning author T.C. Zmak for a book signing party to celebrate the release of RISING, the second novel in the DARK SURF series. Several chapters of RISING take place in the Monterey Bay (and Marina!)—and feature local beaches and businesses. Get a coupon for $1 off a glass of wine when you purchase a RISING or DARK SURF paperback at the party (coupon is valid only during the event). There will also be free drawings and giveaways. In addition, T.C. will donate 20% of all book and T-shirt sales at the event to Surfrider Monterey. The book release party will take place at the Pierce Ranch Vineyards tasting room, located at 499 Wave Street in Monterey, Calif. Free & open to the public. No host bar. If you can’t make it to the Sept. 17th book release party, you can purchase RISING at and beginning September 13th. More info at Click for full-size RISING book cover.



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