24 MONTEREY COUNTY WEEKLY june 13-19, 2024 www.montereycountynow.com about how to make this famous bread at home and save some money. The oldest sourdough, from 3700 BCE, was excavated in today’s Switzerland. That said, the sourdough secrets are coming from the first civilization we know about, in Mesopotamia, the fertile land between rivers Tigris and Euphrates, then in ancient Egypt. Sourdough remained the most popular form of bread until the Middle Ages, later on replaced by barm and then, in the 19th century, by yeast. [AP] 2pm Saturday, June 15. Monterey Public Library, 625 Pacific St., Monterey. Free. 6463933. monterey.gov/library. Hot Wheels Rock ’n’ roll had its day. It’s done. After all, how could it compete with Rock & Rod? A lineup of live music alongside 150 classic cars, street rods, customs, gleaming American muscle and sleek European sports cars, plus food booths and merchandise all for free? Try and top that, Mick. The 17th annual Monterey Rock & Rod Festival features Dennis Tufano of The Buckinghams and four other bands performing throughout the day as fans pause to admire the show-stopping cars—although we should point out that they don’t actually stop the show, just add to the experience. It’s free for fans. Proceeds from entry fees for the vehicles go to the Gateway Center of Monterey County, a nonprofit supporting adults with intellectual disabilities. Rock is dead. Long live Rock & Rod. [DF] 10am-6pm Saturday, June 15. Custom House Plaza, Monterey. Free. montereyrockrod.com. Sunday, June 16 Ultimate Dads Old Fisherman’s Wharf in Monterey is honoring dads this Father’s Day by decking out with festive decorations. What’s more, restaurants and stores on the wharf will offer various specials, making for an easy Father’s Day gift for those who waited until the last minute (or forgot altogether). New this year, Old Fisherman’s Wharf wants to hear about your dad with the “Ultimate Dad Tribute Short Story Contest.” Stories (up to 500 words) about dads who’ve done something life-changing can be emailed to info@montereywharf.com by June 16. Three winners will receive either $100, $50 or $25 in certificates that can be used at any wharf merchant. [EC] All day Sunday, June 16. Old Fisherman’s Wharf, Monterey. Free. 238-0777, montereywharf.com. proud Sound It’s Pride Month and that means a lot of big, loud, colorful events. In this case, it also means relative quiet. Join Monterey Peninsula Pride and Golden Hour Holistic Healing for a queer sound bath and Lovers Point. “A sound bath is a meditative experience where participants are ‘bathed’ in the vibrations from a variety of sound healing instruments, including quartz crystal singing bowls aligned with the frequencies of the body’s chakra system, chimes, rain stick, a crustal harp and planetary sound bridges,” according to the facilitator, Kacey Rodenbush. Rodenbush recommends bringing a yoga mat or a blanket for lying down. You may also consider bringing a light covering for the eyes and a pillow for your head or as a lower back support. Lean back, listen and soak it all in. [AP] 7:30pm Sunday, June 16. Lovers Point Park, 631 Ocean View Blvd., Pacific Grove. Free. peninsulapride.org. Send ideas to calendar@montereycountynow.com HOT PICKS River Rising Maybe you’ve forgotten the raw excitement of discovering a band—maybe one that’s been around, but you haven’t heard because, you know, it’s tougher and tougher to get off the couch. But River Voices is a group to discover. Songwriters and vocalists Jaqui Hope and Linda Arceo are powerful stage presences with a lot to say. Influenced by Americana, lyrical ballads and piercing rock, they craft unique songs. And they are backed by an equally potent group of musicians, with the possible exception of Rory Glass, who…JK! He used to work at the Weekly and we’re still fond enough of him to poke a little fun his direction. Great band. Discover them if you haven’t already. And if you can’t make it Friday, they are releasing an EP, Heart On Her Sleeve, in August. The performance is part of the Terrace Hour series. [DF] 6pm Friday, June 14. Sunset Cultural Center, San Carlos Street and 9th Avenue, Carmel. Free. 620-2048, sunsetcenter.org. Celebrities in Library Come to the Pacific Grove Public Library for a particularly special treat—a conversation with the bestselling author Laurie R. King, known for her detective fiction and humor. King is the creator of the Mary RussellSherlock Holmes stories and just published the 18th book in the series, titled The Lantern’s Dance. The series began with The Beekeeper’s Apprentice, named “one of the 20th century’s best crime novels.” It is an archetype in the genre of homages to Holmes, and makes a woman detective the main character. King is in her 70s but that doesn’t stop her from author tours and live, and lively, conversation with her fans. She lives in Watsonville. [AP] 5:30pm Friday, June 14. Pacific Grove Public Library, 550 Central Ave., Pacific Grove. Free. 648-5760, pacificgrovelibrary.org. Saturday, June 15 on high The positive effects of hiking are well documented. Fresh air, exercise, an opportunity to correct nature deficit disorder. But experienced hikers know there is one way to make a trek even better: Set up a shuttle to do a thru-hike, instead of an out-and-back, retreading the same territory. This one-way hike, from Holt Road (shuttle provided) back to the meeting point at the Garland Park Visitors Center by way of Snively’s Ridge, gives participants everything they might hope for in a seven-mile journey on foot. A strenuous climb, a fantastic descent, naturalists to help you identify plants and animals and yes, no need to go back up after you have gone down. This free hike is part of Monterey Peninsula Regional Park District’s Let’s Go Outdoors program. [SR] 8:30am-1pm Saturday, June 15. Meet at Garland Park Visitors Center, 700 W. Carmel Valley Road, Carmel Valley. Free; register ahead. 372-3196, ext. 102, lgo@mprpd.org, mprpd.org. Bread SecreTS Ad Astra Chef Cody Alias speaks on the art of making sourdough. Use the opportunity to learn from a local baker Lady Day (played by Malinda DeRouen) and Jimmy Powers (John Wineglass) in Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar & Grill transform the stage into a 1959 Philadelphia bar. Manny Espinoza Photography After their heyday in the 1990s, Third Eye Blind is back and still making music. They take a break from the Summer Gods Tour for a smaller set at Henry Miller Library in Big Sur. rudy gray | rGRAYphotography