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13 March 2020
03/13/2020: City Manager Issues Local Emergency Proclamation to Slow the Spread of COVID-19 - City Facility Closures, Programs and Events Postponed

03/13/2020: City Manager Issues Local Emergency Proclamation to Slow the Spread of COVID-19 - City Facility Closures, Programs and Events Postponed

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City Manager Hans Uslar issued a local emergency proclamation today to help slow the spread of COVID-19 (coronavirus). The proclamation will come before the Monterey City Council for ratification at its meeting on Tuesday, March 17. The emergency proclamation coincides with the State’s recent executive orders that provide cities more ability and resources to help contain the new virus. Despite having no confirmed cases of coronavirus in Monterey County to date, scientists and medical experts report that slowing the spread (also known as “flattening the curve”) of COVID-19 by reducing opportunities for transmission will save lives by giving police and fire personnel, hospitals, doctors, and vaccine-manufacturers time to respond and prepare for the outbreak. 

First on the list of new protocols are city facility closures, and city programs and event cancellations or postponements beginning Saturday, March 14 through at least March 31, 2020. 

“Our priority, first and foremost, is the health and welfare of the Monterey community.  While our community centers, library, museums, and sports center are valued by residents, visitors, and the public, we know that social distancing works and that these closures will help slow the spread of coronavirus in our community,” said City Manager Hans Uslar. “The Monterey community is compassionate, caring, and resilient.  Together, the City of Monterey and its residents, businesses and neighbors, will persevere through this epidemic and protect our community.” 

The City’s decisions are based on the Cal OES (California Office of Emergency Services) directive of three criteria for closures or cancellations: 1) if the gathering involves
over 250 people; 2) if the event allows people to maintain a six foot distance from one another; and 3) if the event attracts people in the high-risk category. The City also considered whether the service or event is essential.

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12 February 2020
02/12/2020: Summer Job Openings with Monterey Recreation

02/12/2020: Summer Job Openings with Monterey Recreation

 Are you creative, responsible, enthusiastic, enjoy being around children and working outdoors? If your answer is yes, we have the perfect summer job for you! Applications for Day Camp Counselors, Playground Leaders, Resident Camp Cook, Resident Camp Counselors, Resident Camp Support Staff, and Field Sports Recreation Leaders are now being accepted at the Monterey Recreation office. Applicants need to be 16 years of age or older. Application deadline is Friday, March 13 at 5:00 p.m. NEWS RELEASE IN PDF
 

23 October 2019
10/23/2019: Registration for Winter/Spring Recreation Activities
05 December 2017
12/05/2017: Zumbini starts in January

12/05/2017: Zumbini starts in January

The Zumbini program combines music, dance and educational tools for 45 minutes of bonding, learning and fun! Zumbini classes always include a parent or legal guardian for each child. Please register at the Monterey Sports Center. For further information, please contact Lauri Ataide at (831) 646-3739 or ataide@monterey.org.

28 August 2017
08/26/2017: Zumbini

08/26/2017: Zumbini

The Zumbini program combines music, dance and educational tools for 45 minutes of bonding, learning and fun! Zumbini classes always include a parent or legal guardian for each child. After registering, please contact Group Exercise Coordinator, Lauri Ataide at 646-3739 or ataide@monterey.org for instructions on how to purchase the $35 Zumbini class bundle needed for class (includes songbook/lyrics for class songs and a plush doll modeled after the main character). All other class instruments/equipment will be provided.

17 August 2017
08/17/2017: Musicians Wanted

08/17/2017: Musicians Wanted

The Monterey Community Band welcome’s all musicians that can read music well, provide their own band instrument and can commit to making rehearsals and performances. The new season begins Monday, September 11, 2017. Rehearsals are held on Monday evenings at the Monterey High School Music Room. Down Beat is at 6:45 p.m. Band Director is Kristen Thompson. The band performs at two concerts yearly and community events as well.

10 July 2017
07/10/2017: City of Monterey Accepting Special Event Grant Program Proposals

07/10/2017: City of Monterey Accepting Special Event Grant Program Proposals

The City of Monterey will be accepting applications for a Mid-Year Special Event Grant Program until 5:00 p.m. on Friday, July 28, 2017 for events scheduled during Fiscal Year 2017-2018 (Sep 1, 2017 through June 30, 2018).

18 April 2017

04/18/2017: May the Fourth Be With You: LEGO® Build

Join us for a FREE Star Wars themed afternoon of fun and engineering at the Monterey Youth Center using LEGO®. Bring your kids and build motorized AT-AT’s, race your Pod Racer through the Tatooine race track or add your own spin to a galaxy far, far away! This fun LEGO® build will engage and inspire everyone ages 4-99. Parents/Guardians must be present.

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