Community Partners

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Ventana Wildlife Society Offers Virtual Classes on Fridays

The Ventana Wildlife Society invites 8 to 12 year olds, to join them as they bring the outside in for weekly Nature Classes. The Bilingual Virtual class meets every Friday from 2:00 pm to 3:00pm, September 25 through December 18.
The program is offered free through the Community Foundation for Monterey County and David & Lucile Packard Foundation. To participate register on the Ventana Wildlife Society:
https://www.ventanaws.org/required-forms.html

For more information, contact cecegutierrez@ventanaws.org
Additional youth programs and free family programs are available.

Kids Rock II Virtual Guitar Class Offered

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Pacific Grove Natural History Museum FlierThe Pacific Grove Natural History Museum class will offer a program through the Boys & Girls Clubs of Monterey County. Learn about butterflies, sand crabs, trout and more.

The class will meet on Mondays for the next 3 weeks. 


Ventana Virtual Nature Flier

The Ventana Wildlife Society will also offer a Nature Virtual Class. This program will be running until December on Fridays at 4 pm.


Registration is free. Learn more at the Boys & Girls Clubs of Monterey County website.

Therapeutic Yoga Instructor assisting studentVIRTUAL THERAPEUTIC YOGA
Join licensed physical therapist and certified yoga instructor, Dr. Madrigal, for a virtual Therapeutic Yoga session. Beginning at 5 pm on Thursday, September 24th, follow Dr. Madrigal for a relaxing one-hour yoga flow along with a breathing technique demonstration. Improve your body's mobility, strength, and balance while reducing pain and promoting healing!

Join the event by simply going to facebook.com/balanceptmove on Thursday 9/24 at 5pm via Facebook Live.



Big Surreal Virtual Challenge

We’re so stoked to finally share this surreal September challenge with you! 

The Big Surreal is so much more than a virtual race; it’s a month-long, interactive virtual experience where you’ll be invited to complete a series of challenges and earn awesome swag along the way!

Registration is NOW OPEN through September 15th for The Big Surreal. The virtual challenge will take place between September 1st and 30th. The cost to register is $65 for the general public and $55 for April 2020 Big Sur Marathon entrants. The FIRST 200 registrants will receive a bonus gift in their swag pack – a 2020 VIP backpack from BOCO Gear (keep scrolling for details!).

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Boys and Girls Club Virtual Clubhouse

BGCMC Teen Virtual Clubhouse PromoTo meet the needs of kids and teens, Boys & Girls Clubs of Monterey County have transitioned to an Online Club Experience where you can access on-demand activities, recorded sessions, and live programming with Clubhouse Staff. It is offering the program for free to Marina students.

Aimed at keeping youth engaged, supported, and having fun, Virtual BMCMC recognizes members through shout outs, Club Dollars, and more just like they would if they were in the Club! On-demand sessions are available for anyone to participate in. To participate in live programming, you must be a Clubhouse Member or a Virtual Member. Activities are held Monday through Friday and include games, exercises, guitar classes, reading, art and a lot more.

To become a Virtual Member, you must register at the bmcmc.org website.

Boys and Girls Clubs Virtual Youth

The Boys and Girls Clubs of Monterey County invite you to its Virtual Youth of the Year Celebration on Oct. 28.

For more information, visit bgcmc.org/youth-of-the-year-2


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Marina Kids Move

Kids daily exercise program for kids ages 6 through 12

Back to School is looking very different from other years this Fall. With home schooling becoming the norm for a part of the school year, we all have to get incredibly creative to keep the kids challenged, interested, healthy and give them a run for their money in terms of spending their energy.

At Monterey Bay Moves, exercise and fun, as well as intentional movement is at the core of our mission. We live and work in Marina and love our diverse community. When parents reached out to us to help them keep their kids healthy during the shelter in place and with school starting, we thought we needed to offer a program that would be accessible to ALL Marina kids, for FREE.

The program will be held Monday through Friday from 3 pm to 3:30pm. It will include kids yoga, a mini bootcamp and PE games. The live event will be facilitated by licensed instructors. Registration is required. Please register here.

Sponsorships are available for businesses, individuals or multiple-family groups.

Because not all families can afford to get private tutors, help or sitters to get their kids off the couch and spend their energy in creative ways, we thought a kids program that doesn't discriminate and lets all our Marina kids participate would be ideal!

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To make this happen, we need at least 10 local families or businesses to sponsor 10 weeks of this first pilot program. Each sponsor will be given the opportunity to share why supporting kids health and physical activity is important to them and tell a little something about themselves as a family or their business in a weekly newsletter.

The weekly sponsorship of $440 covers 1 week of daily exercise and fun for all Marina kids. The program includes occupational therapists, yoga instructors and educators.

To become a sponsor, please contact info@montereybaymoves.com

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More Resources

The Arts Council for Monterey County (Arts4MC) has a long list of special activities. Check it out. 

The Arts Council Santa Cruz County has provided Covid-19 Resources for Artists and Arts Organizations.

More Resources

For more recreation resources, please see our Virtual Recreation Center page.