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Monterey County Events Newsletter
February, 2000

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IN THIS ISSUE:

  • AT&T Pebble Beach National PRO-AM Golf Tournament
  • Bobby Caldwell's 18-Piece Orchestra at Embassy Suites
  • Masters of Food & Wine
  • John Steinbeck Birthday Party & Symposium
  • Weather Forecasts

If you are visiting the Monterey area in February, here are our recommendations of interesting things to see and do:

January 31 - February 6 -- AT&T Pebble Beach National PRO-AM Golf Tournament
A 72-hole PGA TOUR championship tournament played on Pebble Beach, Spyglass Hill, and Poppy Hills golf courses in Pebble Beach. See your favorite celebrities tee it up with the brightest stars on the PGA Tour as they play three of the world's most spectacular and challenging golf courses.
Fee: Call Time: Call Phone Number: (831) 649-1533 or (800) 541-9091

February 11 -- Bobby Caldwell's 18-Piece Orchestra
Presented by Sandy Shore Productions (http://www.smoothjazz.com/concerts/caldwell-index.htm).Location: Laguna Grande Ballroom at Embassy Suites, Monterey Bay.
Fee: $75 Table Seating (includes champagne & chocolates), $55 Preferred Seating, $35 General Seating Time: 7:00pm Phone Number: SSP Hotline (831) 649-1223

February 23 - 27 -- Masters of Food & Wine
International chefs and master winemakers gather to present cooking classes, wine tastings and gourmet foods. One of the most elegant and highly regarded food/wine events of the year. At the Highland's Inn, Carmel.
Fee: Call for various event fees Time: Call for various event times Phone Number: (800) 401-1009

February 26 - 27 -- John Steinbeck Birthday Party & Symposium
February 27th party, forums, historical Steinbeck tours. February 26th symposium in conjunction with the Steinbeck Studies Center, and the Monterey Bay Aquarium. Held on Cannery Row, Monterey.
Fee: Lab Tour $15, Walking Tour $10Time: Tours on the hour 10am - 3pm Phone Number: (831) 649-6690

February 27 -- John Steinbeck Cannery Row Birthday Party
Birthday celebration on the weekend of John Steinbeck's birthday. Tours, dinners and events commemorating the famed author. Additional information at the Cannery Row Heritage Rail Car Visitors Center (http://www.canneryrow.com/). Monterey.
Fee: Free Time: 10am-3pm & 6:30pm Phone Number: (831) 372-8512

Weather Forecasts
For weather forecasts go to: http://www.weatherplanner.com, choose the San Francisco area.

more events
For more events in the Monterey area for the rest of 2000 please look through our extensive Events Calendar: http://www.gomonterey.com/special_interest/current_events/index.html

We encourage your feedback, please send your comments to our newsletter editor, Karla Noyes: mailto:editor@gomonterey.com. Suggestions of topics you would like to see in future issues are welcome.


I grew up in Monterey and this is my favorite time of year. There's something about walking on the beach during the winter, it's more peaceful, serene, a time of reflection. Although one night, my friends were walking ahead of me and their footprints glowed in the dark like fairy dust! This set us to dancing and prancing around on the beach... I recommend the experience! The light turned out to be caused by little phosphorescent sea creatures that sometimes light up the waves.

It's quiet here in the winter: very little traffic, no crowds, no waiting for a table at a restaurant and the locals have plenty of time to talk. Very friendly people - it's that kind of place.

In one of these newsletters I'll provide a list of recommended reading. In honor of his birthday this month, I entrust you to a popular local author, the sometimes controversial, John Steinbeck who did an excellent job of capturing the flavor of Monterey in his "Cannery Row" and "Tortilla Flat." Happy Birthday John! Here's a toast to you!

We encourage your feedback, please send your comments to me, Karla Noyes: mailto:editor@gomonterey.com. Suggestions of topics you would like to see in future issues are welcome.


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