January 1 - 26th Annual Rio Resolution Run in Carmel. This run includes a 10K and a 5K course. Walkers, strollers and dogs on a leash are encouraged for this fun event. Rio Grill’s Resolution Run is a New Year’s Day tradition that benefits Community Partnership for Youth. For more information call 831-394-4279 or www.riogrillsresolutionrun.com
January 14 - Fun of the Find: Geocaching Hike presented by MPRPD from 1pm-3pm. Seek out some of the secret caches at Garland Ranch Regional Park. The adventure includes basic geocaching & handheld GPS units. To register go to www.mprpd.org
January 28 & 29 - Whalefest Monterey at Fisherman's Wharf. This free fun and educational, interactive family event for all ages celebrates the migration of the gray whales. The event runs from 10am to 5pm and also benefits many local and national marine organizations that inspire, educate, explore and empower the public to protect the Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary. Among the highlights will be a symposium with lectures and documentaries related to ocean and marine life conservation, musical performances, and many educational displays by participating organizations. For more information, call (831) 238-0777 or go to www.montereywharf.com
January 28 - Science Saturday: Migration at Pacific Grove Museum from
10am - 3pm. Come see what it’s like to travel hundreds, or even thousands, of miles. Learn what migration is like for different animals. Test your scent memory as you match different rivers like a salmon, discover the incredible migratory journeys of birds, make crafts, and more during Science Saturday: Migration Madness.
In honor of Sandy the Whale’s birthday we’ll dive into gray whale migration and serve birthday cake at 1:30pm. Cake will be served on a first come, first serve basis – children served first. Admission to the Museum during Science Saturday is free to everyone. www.pgmuseum.org
January 29 - Paint & Play: Petite Picassos! at MY Museum in Monterey. Your little Monet will each be creating your own beautiful painting that will be picture perfect. Enjoy light refreshments to get your creative juices flowing! All children must be accompanied by an adult. A one to five adult to child ratio is required. Fee: Members: $15 Adult/$15 Child, Non-Members: $20 Adult/$20 Child. For more information www.mymuseum.org
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