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Family Events 2006

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Becoming a Birder

Spotting small songbirds can be a fiddly business for little hands unaccustomed to using binoculars. Give your budding birdwatcher something easy to spot by going on an Eagle Watch Tour at Lake San Antonio in southern Monterey County (January and February). The flat-bottom boat trip is accompanied by park naturalists who will help every family member spot one of the Bald eagles that winter there. For more information, explore the website or call 888-588-CAMP.

Classic Film

Grandmas, grandads, and grandkids will all find scenes to tickle their funnybones at the special one-night showing (March 11) of Grandma's Boy, a classic Harold Lloyd silent comedy made in 1922. The venue is a joy in itself: the 1926 Golden State Theatre in downtown Monterey, currently undergoing restoration to its glory days beauty. A live orchestra provides the musical counterpoint. For more information, call 831-372-4555 or visit

Family and Children
Festivals and Events: January 2006

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Family Festivals And Events

Photo courtesy of the Sea Otter Classic

January 2006

January 1
16th Annual Rio Resolution Run
Tel: 831-645-4777
This 6.8 mile foot race and 3-mile family fun run is set on a breathtaking cross-country course and benefits local nonprofit agencies.

January 13-February 13
The American Poet Series
Tel: 831-624-1531
Meet some of the greats in American poetry in this new series of one-man shows. Friday-Sunday performances. Subjects include Robinson Jeffers, Dorothy Parker, Langston Hughes, Phyllis McGinley and Anne Sexton.

January 15-February 28
Eagle Watch Tours
Lake San Antonio
Tel: 888) 588-CAMP
Bare branches make it easier to spot Bald eagles as they spend the winter at Lake San Antonio in southern Monterey County. Reserve a seat on one of the flat-bottom boat trips led by park naturalists, and don't forget your binoculars. back to top

January 18
Chamber Music in Colton Hall
Tel: 831-646-5640
The gentle notes of flute and guitar are a perfect fit with the restrained colonial architecture of Colton Hall, as Nick Williams and Richard DeVinck perform at the first of three Candlelight Concerts. Reservations required as space in this historic venue is limited.

January 21-22
Gray Whale Celebration

Tel: 831-901-0013
Many species of cetaceans - including the trio of "great whales," the gray, the blue and the humpback - make their way through the ocean currents not far from Monterey Bay. This new educational festival all about gray whales, held on Monterey's Fisherman's Wharf, will be packed with information and fun.

January 21-December 31, 2006
Treasures of Monterey
Tel: 831-372-2608
Opening day of a special exhibition at the Maritime Museum of Monterey displaying 75 of the Monterey History & Art Association's finest treasures, in honor of the preservation organization's 75th anniversary year.

January 28-29
Year of Exploring Kickoff Weekend
Monterey Bay Aquarium, Monterey
Tel: 831-648-4888
The Monterey Bay Aquarium's new program, Oceans 2006: Year of Exploring, kicks off with a visit from "Diego," cousin of "Dora the Explorer" of Nickelodeon fame. Families can pick up the Official Explorer’s Passport this weekend, to use for a full year of special activities and events.