This Week: Midcoast Council Meeting, Coastal Arts League Show, Harbor Boat Lighting and More

Plan your week! Here are events happening in and around Half Moon Bay.

The Lighting of the Boats, Pillar Point Harbor. Photo by Deb Wong
The Lighting of the Boats, Pillar Point Harbor. Photo by Deb Wong

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Coastside County Water District Board of Directors Meeting

Regular meetings of the CCWD Board of Directors are held once each month on the second Tuesday. On the agenda: Election of Coastside County Water District Board President and Vice-President, installed water connection capacity and water meters report, rainfall reports, proposed amendments to the Coastside County Water District indoor water use efficiency ordinance and more. From 7 to 9 p.m. at 766 Main Street, Half Moon Bay.


Midcoast Community Council Meeting

On the agenda: Council reorganization and installation of new members;
letter support for Highway 1 Parallel Trail funding application; request for designation of 35-ft south-side mid-block segment of Prospect Street in Princeton as no-parking. At 7 p.m. at the  Granada Sanitary District (GSD) meeting room, 504 Avenue Alhambra, 3rd Floor, El Granada.


Gull Identification for Regular Folks

For the Sequoia Audubon December Meeting, Alvaro Jaramillo will present a program on gull identification for “regular folks.” His approach uses simplification -- rather than focusing on the oddities, the arcane details, you take a big picture look at them and begin by identifying the common and abundant ones before moving on to the rarer one. Ignore everything you have been told about gulls and come and see how gull identification can be broken down into a more manageable manner of looking at them, and before you know it you will be identifying the majority of gulls without even thinking about it. At 7 p.m. at San Mateo Garden Center, 605 Parkside Way, San Mateo.

Sea Crest Middle School Information Night

Incoming middle school students and their parents are invited to come learn more about Sea Crest's innovative approach to learning that excites curiosity, inspires creativity, fosters critical thinking and sparks a life-long love of learning. Get an early look at their new second story and Innovation Lab.


Coastal Arts League 29th Annual Juried Show

The Coastal Arts League is celebrating its 29th Juried Competition with a show that will run through Jan. 19, 2014. Due to space limitations, only 50 entries were selected for show, out of almost 400 submitted.  Subject matter includes paintings mixed media, photography, digital artwork, and sculpture. Entrants included artists from Texas, Hawaii, Virginia, Alabama, Nebraska, Michigan, and Maine. Deb Wong, who ran the show up to the hanging of the work, said that "approximately 45% of the entrants are from Half Moon Bay and the Coastside, 45% from cities in California, and 10% from out-of-state.  Since I’ve been doing the show, this year produced the most out-of-state entrants." There will be $950 in prizes awarded. This year, runner-up prizes were raised from from $50 to $75.

Friday and Saturday

Christmas Eve and the Many Moods of Christmas

Susan Hayward School of Dancing presents a holiday production, “Christmas Eve and the Many Moods of Christmas.” Performances will be held in the Dance School Auditorium at 496 6th Street in Montara. Doors will open 30 minutes before show time. Tickets are $15 adults and $12 seniors/ children under 16.


Coastside Chorale Concert

The Coastside Chorale will be performing its' annual Winter Concert at the Coastside Lutheran Church for an evening celebrating the season with this joyful collection of songs which includes both traditional and contemporary music. Refreshments and a raffle will take place at intermission. Tickets: $10 adults, $5 students and children or a donation of any amount gratefully accepted.

Winter Concert at Harbor Village

Come hear all your holiday favorites played by this fine string ensemble composed of members of the Coastside Community Orchestra and string students of Claudine Schwartz Minton’s Make Music studio, starting at 1 p.m. in the Harbor Village mall atrium.

Shely Pack Dancers Perform “The Nutcracker”

The year the audience will be introduced to some new Nutcracker characters: Papa Teddy and the Baby Teddies, who are one of the surprises brought to the party by Auntie M., a new character played by Jessica Martinez who is in fierce competition for Clara’s affections with Uncle Drosselmeyer, who will be played by Jeff Warren, father of Junior Company member Panna Warren. At Skyline College at 7:30 p.m. $25 in advance; $30 at the door.
Boat Decorating Contest at Pillar Point Harbor

Get into the holiday spirit by heading over to Pillar Point Harbor to stroll along the boats festively adorned with holiday lights and other trimmings throughout the month of December. The Annual Boat Decorating Contest will be held on Saturday, December 14, where the best-decorated boat will be chosen. Princeton Seafood Company will be serving complimentary hot apple cider and handing out stuffed animals donated by the community, while encouraging others to join together for cheerful caroling. 

Saturday and Sunday 

Harley Farms Christmas Faire

The Christmas Faire at Harley Farms is the ideal place to pick up holiday gifts from local artisans while enjoying complimentary hot mulled cider and homemade cookies. Shoppers will find treasures including hand carved ornaments, pottery, photography, embroidery, jams chutney and of course, cheese! Harley Farms will be offering chic parcels of award-winning cheeses and popular goat milk bath and body treats presented in elegant and rustic packages, individually labeled for gift giving needs. 205 North Street, Pescadero.


Hot Chocolate and Story Time with Santa

Join Santa's Tree Farm and Village in Half Moon Bay in the Elves Workshop for Hot Chocolate and Story Time with Santa from 9 to 10 am. Stories include educational books about Christmas Trees as well as holiday classics. Mostly for children ages 3 to 7, however all ages are welcome. $6.99 per child, and their supervising parent is free. Tickets can be purchased at our website: www.santastreefarm.com or at the farm. Limited to 15 children. Children must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.   

Breakfast With Santa

Presented in partnership with Half Moon Bay Recreation Services and Sheriff’s Office Community Policing Unit, Coastside kids are invited to have "Breakfast With Santa" at the Ted Adcock Community Center, 535 Kelly Ave. in Half Moon Bay. Bring a toy to donate for the Sheriff’s Office Toy Drive. All donated toys will go to under-privilege children on the Coast. Tickets for Breakfast With Santa may be purchased in advance at the Ted Adcock Community Center from Nov. 27 to Dec. 12 or online at www.recconnect.net. $5 person or $15 per family up to 6 members.

About this column: “Week Ahead” is a digest of what to expect in government, the arts and sports during the upcoming week. The column will run Mondays.



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