CRA Online Informative and Entertainment Programs

The CRA is now producing online Zoom programs to educate and entertain you in your home.   Our upcoming and recorded offerings are below. Please mark your calendars, share this email with your friends and take a welcome break from your daily routine.

Reimagining the Village: How do we Emerge?
An Online Panel Discussion - May 6, 2:00 PM


  • Mayor Dave Potter will discuss the challenges the City faces, possible options to reopen and how you can help 
  • Councilperson Carrie Theis will represent the challenges the hotels in town face going forward
  • Anthony Carnazzo, the owner of Stationaery restaurant will present what his industry could look like
  • Carmel Chamber CEO Jenny MacMurdo will discuss the status of businesses in town and how she is helping
  • Tim Allen of Tim Allen Properties and CarmelGives will discuss the state of the real estate market
  • Dale Byrne, Board Member of the Carmel Residents Association will moderate

Our apologies, as this program was not recorded for viewing after it's live date.

We will be discussing issues related to getting our town started up again as the Shelter-in-Place order is relaxed. For more info click here. You can participate by submitting your questions and ideas. Send them to [email protected] or click here to fill out an anonymous form. This program is a Zoom Webinar and requires pre-registration. We currently have a 100 attendee limit so sign up early! Click here to sign up.



Performers: Dixie Dixon and Steve Mortenson

Dixie and Steve will provide their unique musical talents live from their upstairs patio on Carmelo in Carmel-by-the-Sea. Steve  plays guitar and Dixie plays bass and they both sing! (Due to technical difficulties with Zoom and this location we will now be using a recorded live set from a Saturday concert.) It will still be a lot of fun!

Wednesday April 22 2:00 PM - YOU CAN NEVER BE TOO PREPARED!

Presenter: CRA Member Wanda Vollmer

Wanda joins us from Peace of Mind Preparedness, a disaster readiness program that serves families and businesses on the Central Coast. She is very active in our community, having served with the American Red Cross and is currently Co-Captain of the C.E.R.T. Team in Carmel and managing the newly-formed Carmel Neighbors project. Wanda will review information we need to be better organized and prepared for all types of disasters.

Saturday April 25 4:00 PM - LIVE FROM STORY BOOK COTTAGE

Performer: CRA Member Roger Book

Roger is a natural performer, poet and story teller. He will present some fun and uplifting original songs from his successful Cherry Center concerts while providing highlights about his life story and what inspired his music.

Wednesday April 29  2:00 PM - THE LIFE & TIMES OF HAYES PERKINS & His Magic Carpet

Presenter: David Laws, California Garden & Landscape History Society

David will tell the amazing world-class story of the man who, after traveling the world, came to PG and spent 14 years fulfilling his dream of creating the beautiful "Magic Carpet" cliffside garden of spectacular purple flowers.


We will be using the Zoom application for these online sessions. The best experience will be on your personal computer or iPad. If you aren’t  familiar with Zoom we will be online 30 minutes before each of these sessions to assist you. If you are already a Zoom pro – join us online a few minutes before each session. 

Our Carmel Harrison Library team put together this How To Zoom YouTube Video - to help new to Zoom folks get started.

Zoom is designed to use two-way video, but we will start these sessions with you camera/video turned off. We will welcome your questions and feedback via the Zoom chat feature and, if time allows, we’ll let you ask questions live.

Each scheduled program will have a description and links on the CRA online Calendar and we'll be sending a reminder only to CRA members for normal Zoom meetings. If it is a webinar you must pre-register and we will be sending reminders to all registered attendees.

Thank you for your ongoing community support, staying strong and pulling together to support those in need and our local businesses.

If you have any questions before the session starts you can email us at the email below.