The Audubon Society, devoted to the understanding, conservation and enjoyment of Central California’s birdlife since 1943, meets at 7 p.m. on the second Tuesday of the month at the Pacific Grove Museum, 165 Forest Ave. Information: (831) 648-5716, www.pgmuseum.org. Free.
Carmel Valley Gem and Mineral Society
The society, a nonprofit, educational organization dedicated to promoting the study of mineralogy and geology, meets at 7 p.m. on the second Friday of the month at the Pacific Grove Museum, 165 Forest Ave. Information: (831) 648-5716, www.cvgms.com.
Dances of Universal Peace
Ben Lomond and Santa Cruz musicians come together the second Saturday of the month at 7 p.m. at the Unitarian Universalist Church of the Monterey Peninsula, 490 Aguajito Road, Carmel, to provide instruction in multicultural ways to experience spirituality with dancing, signing and chanting. Everyone welcome. Donation: $5-$10. Information: (831) 624-2801, email@example.com.
Family Day at the Monterey Museum of Art
Inspired by the museum’s current exhibition, Chuck Close: Works on Paper 1975-2012, the museum will offer a variety of activities for all ages for sharing, learning and fun, Saturday, Feb. 2, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at MMA La Mirada, 720 Via Mirada, Monterey. Free. Information: (831) 372-3689, montereyart.org.
Fancy Nancy Valentine’s Party
The Monterey County Youth Museum, 425 Washington St., Monterey will host a fancy Valentine’s Day party, Sunday, Feb. 10 from 10-11:30 a.m. Children ages 3-6 can enjoy tea and cookies, play time, fancy art and crafts, and a story hour. Cost: $15-$20, pre-registration required: (831) 649-6444.
Hearing Loop Conference
Dr. Juliette Sterkens, a Wisconsin audiologist, will join four local speakers at the Hearing Loop Conference, Monday, Feb. 11 from 1-3 p.m. at the Monterey Public Library, 625 Pacific St. Free, public welcome. Information: (831) 375-4418.
Hearing Loss Association
The Hearing Loss Association of America Monterey Bay Chapter will host Dr. Larry Solow, audiologist at Valley Hearing Centers, who will speak about the possible connection between hearing loss and dementia, Saturday, Feb. 9, 10 a.m. to noon at the Monterey Public Library, 625 Pacific St., Monterey. Information: (831) 375-4418.
MP Chamber Membership Luncheon
The Monterey Peninsula Chamber of Commerce will hold its annual membership luncheon on Tuesday, Feb. 5 from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the Embassy Suites Monterey Bay, 1441 Canyon Del Rey Blvd., Seaside. Cost and reservations: (831) 648-5350, mpcc.com.
Provence Bakery Ribbon Cutting
Celebrate a new French bakery in Monterey at Provence Bakery’s (630 Del Monte) ribbon cutting, Tuesday, Jan. 29, 5-7 p.m. Taste its desserts served with coffee and tea and take part in a raffle and other activities. Preregistration: mpcc.com.
Seaside Business & Community Expo
Reserve a table for your business or non-profit organization, though space is limited! Promote your business and see a showcase of local enterprise. Thursday, Jan. 31, 2–6 p.m., at Oldemeyer Center, 986 Hilby Avenue, Seaside. Free. Information: (831) 394-6501, seasidesandcitychamber.org
Science Saturday: Amazing Migrations
Learn about migrations through hundreds and thousands of miles by memory and sense of smell, and create hummingbird feeders and other activities, Saturday, Jan. 26 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Free. Information: (831) 648-5716, pgmuseum.org.
Toastmasters, a nonprofit organization that helps people develop their public speaking, listening and leadership skills, meets the first and third Wednesday of every month at 6 p.m. at the Merrill Lynch Building, 3775 Via Nona Marie Road off Rio Road across from the Carmel Crossroads. Laugh and be inspired! Information: Peggi at (831) 235-8504.
Tree & Garden Club Potluck
The Marina Tree & Garden Club will host its Winter Potluck, Thursday, Jan 24 from 5-8 p.m. at the Marina Library Conference Room, 190 Seaside Circle. Bring a dish to share, own plate, utensils and non-alcoholic beverage. Club membership is not required. Cost: Free. Information: marinatreeandgarden.org.
Celebrate the Monterey Bay, Old Fisherman’s Wharf and whales at Whalefest Monterey, Saturday and Sunday, Jan. 26-27 from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. at the Old Fisherman’s Wharf, Monterey. The free two-day, family event is held during the migration of the gray whales and benefits local marine conservation nonprofit organizations. Information: montereywharf.com.
Chocolate & Wine Tasting Benefit