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November 22, 2002

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Detail, Ansel Adams, Maroon Bells

Ansel Adams Centennial

Shopping season
sets in

Two unique Ansel Adams exhibitions will soon be on view at the National Steinbeck Center in Salinas. Ansel Adams: Inspiration and Influence runs November 15 through March 16, 2003, and Edges and Intersections: Ansel Adams in Yosemite runs November 15 through April 27, 2003. Ansel Adams and John Steinbeck were both born in February, 1902.

The 'Inspiration' show includes about 80 photographs. It pairs a number of Adams' images with those by other important photographers, candid portraits of Adams taken by noted contemporaries, and comments made by Adams about his influences and the work of other photographers.

The 'Intersections' show treats the viewer to a personal view of the great photographer, unique amongst Ansel Adams exhibitions. It touches on the intersections of creative photography, conservation, education, family, and Yosemite.

For more information visit or call 831-796-3833.

Photo: Detail, Ansel Adams, Maroon Bells, Near Aspen Colorado, 1951
Gelatin silver print. Courtesy Oakland Museum of California
Get the jump on your holiday shopping in the month of November while keeping the pressure off, by planning a getaway break in the tranquil setting of Monterey Bay.

On November 23, the Homecrafters' Marketplace presents a juried show of creations made by artists and craftspeople from Monterey, San Benito and Santa Cruz counties at its popular location at the Sunset Center in Carmel. Call 831-626-1256 for details.

In addition, Monterey County possesses some of California's handsomest shopping destinations, including the unique Barnyard Shopping Village at the mouth of the Carmel Valley, two flower-filled, open-air malls (at the Del Monte Center and Carmel Plaza), and charming downtown shopping districts, including Pacific Grove and Old Monterey. There are special events, too, such as visits by Santa Claus and horse-drawn wagon rides -- but you need to be here to enjoy them!

Visit our Holiday Bounty page for great pre-holiday rates on accommodations and much more.

News & Events
Best Values of the Year!
Get more from your getaway. Monterey's Holiday Bounty program offers great travel discounts on hotels, restaurants, attractions and special packages, now through Jan. 15.

Upcoming Events
Celebrating the "Queen of Cannery Row"Nov 21, Monterey, 831-372-8512.
Callaway Golf Pebble Beach InvitationalNov 21-24, Pebble Beach, 831-625-8575.
Flatfish BluesNov 21-24, Seaside, 831-582-4580.
A Christmas CarolNov 22 - Dec 14, Salinas, 831-755-6816.
Homecrafters' MarketplaceNov 23, Carmel, 831-626-1255.
Thanksgiving Veggie Treasure HuntNov 23, Spreckles, 831-455-2575.
Artists' Miniatures ShowNov 23-Dec 31, Monterey, 831-372-5477.
Christmas at the InnsDec 3-4, Pacific Grove, 831-373-3304.
Christmas @ The FarmDec 6, Spreckles, 831-455-2575.
Inns of Distinction TourDec 8, Carmel, 831-624-4447.

For a further description of these and other upcoming events, click here.

Wassail Around the County
Wine is an essential component of a festive holiday season, perfect for warming the hearths of family and friends. December brings an array of winery events that can help you choose the right wine to go with turkey, twist a grapevine wreath, or simply enjoy a day out in the countryside. Explore our Calendar of Events for lots of ideas for holiday fun.

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