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It's that time... Goal Setting! 


    I love the time between Christmas and New Year’s because it's a few days of down time to prepare for the next year. It is the perfect time to set goals, family and personal.


    Some people roll their eyes when the idea of setting goals comes up because last year’s goals kind of petered out after a few months and we think we’ll blow it again, but here's a guaranteed successful approach ...


Coming Next Week!

Fun Activities for the Break! 

Adventures With Clifford the Big Red Dog - thru Jan. 6

Meet a 9-foot-high Clifford and slide down his tail in this traveling exhibit created by Minnesota Children's Museum. Thru Jan 6. Children's Discovery Museum, 180 Woz Way, San Jose, 408.298.5437, Mon-Sat, 10am-5pm and Sun, noon-5pm.


Body Worlds 2 and the Three Pound Gem - thru Jan. 26

A traveling exhibit about the intricacies of the body. Tech Museum, 201 S. Market St, San Jose, Tue-Sun, 10am-5pm, closed Mon.


Discovering Nature's Alphabet Dec. 21-Jan. 25
The natural world is filled with lines, spheres, curves and curls, and these elements form it's penmanship. A new photo exhibition at the National Steinbeck Center celebrates these incredible letters formed entirely by nature. "Discovering Nature's Alphabet", a series of photographs of naturally-occurring letters, offers children and their families a playful way of exploring and studying nature.


Tours: Monarch Butterfly Grove Dec. 29 & 30, 11am & 2pm
(Site Photos) MonarchButterfly.jpgJoin a docent naturalist & see thousands of monarch butterflies wintering in Santa Cruz. Natural Bridges State Beach , Santa Cruz






Docent_Led Tour of Elkhorn Slough Dec. 29 & 30, 10am-1pm

Check out the amazing Elkhorn Slough Reserve .  Meet at Visitor Center.   


First Night Monterey 2008 Passport to the Arts, Dec. 31 3pm...

A community celebration of the arts. FNM is an affordable, alcohol-free family celebration. This year's theme is "RHYTHM & HUES". Performers and groups from folk to rock; to(Icons/Graphics) FirstNightArtist.jpg children projects, teen alley, big band dance venue to classical in 30 venues.
Historic Downtown Monterey, California - Over 30 performance sites, 80% indoors.
First Night Monterey goes on "Rain or Shine"!





Be sure to check the weekly events calendar for all the fun activities that occur on a regular basis!

Come dine by one

of our fireplaces.


enjoy the ambiance

and fine dining.

The Tyrolean Inn



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9600 Hwy 9, Ben Lomond

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 There is still time
to Win A Train Set 
at the
at MAH! 
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 Clear out clutter!
Sell it in our
It's free!
Take a photo
and sell it


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