Mentors and teachers provide classes and workshops in fine arts, theater, and dance, with an emphasis on cultural knowledge and traditions.
The Carmel Art Association displays a wide variety of styles and media and changes its exhibitions every month. Events include: film series, lectures, concerts, art demonstrations and special fund-raising events.
Embrace creativity with Michaels. With their exciting array of classes offered, there’s always something new to learn and do! Have fun, be creative, and sign up online for a class today.
YAC provides supplies, studio space, art training, exhibition, individual mentoring, and a community unlike any other. They’re open 4 hours a day, 6 days a week, year round.
Preserving the history of agriculture in California’s Central Coast, the AG History Project at the Fairgrounds in Watsonville provides discovery and learning for everyone in the family.
This is an Art Literacy Program designed to assist in developing an art and literacy connection.
The Monterey Bay Aquarium is a staple of the peninsula and an interactive way to inspire conservation of the ocean while learning about all of its living inhabitants. Call CASA office for free pass availability.
MY Museum offers interactive galleries and programming where children and their grown-ups can explore, discover, imagine and learn together. Call CASA office for free pass availability.
Showcasing the birds and wildlife, plants, geology, and cultural richness of Monterey County County, Santa Cruz County, and the entire California Central Coast.
ARIEL is a nonprofit that allows young people the opportunity to partake in theater arts productions. Call CASA office to check free voucher availability.
PacRep Theatre produces bold and daring interpretations of the great plays from the world stage – plays that engage, excite, educate and inspire. Call CASA office for free voucher availability.
Christmas on the Wharf (Monterey)
This event will feature holiday musical entertainment including a dazzling array of beautiful holiday lights and decorations, a 19-foot Christmas tree, free sweet treats, free Santa “meet and greet”, and much more!
In early October, we encourage you to partake in this annual youth led event as 1.6 miles of Alisal Street, from Main Street to Sanborn Street, will come alive for community members to enjoy recreational activities- such as running, biking, skating, dancing, playing and many others.
This annual Pacific Grove event takes place in early April and includes live entertainment on five stages, old-fashioned games and contests, and lots of family fun.
Celebrate the holidays amidst the scenic coastline at a seasonal ice skating rink located in Custom House Plaza behind Portola Hotel & Spa.
Our office welcomes advocates and their CASA youth to stop by at any time, just call the office ahead of time to make a reservation. Advocates and their youth can bake, play board games, work on homework, and do arts and crafts.
Highway 1 Golf, Games & Grub (Monterey)
Visit this Cannery Row destination for mini-golf, mirror mazes, and more. Contact CASA office for availability of passes.
El Estero Boating (Monterey)
Located right next to Dennis the Menace Park in Monterey is El Estero paddle boat rental.
Point Lobos State Reserve (Carmel)
Point Lobos State Natural Reserve is outstanding for sightseeing, photography, painting, nature study, picnicking, and walking.
Return of the Natives (Seaside)
Community & school based environmental education program dedicated to native habitat restoration.
The First Tee (Salinas)
Visit this site to spend time on the golf course or simply utilize their driving range. Golf is a wonderful way for players to learn values like honesty and responsibility by calling penalties on themselves and reporting their own score.
The Wahine Project (Monterey)
This organization strives to allow young girls access to ocean sports who would otherwise not have the opportunity. Some of the programs that they offer include: a one- day option, and various memberships separated into various age groups.
Visit Pacific Edge for a wonderful rock climbing experience, just be sure to fill out the waiver prior. They are generously offering 50% off daily kids passes.
Petroglyph (Santa Cruz)
Petroglyph is the original paint-your-own pottery studio. They have generously offered a 50% off discount for CASA advocates and their kiddos to use at your leisure!