Recent (past 30 days) and Upcoming Special Events  

In Normal Times: The Special Events outings are cultural enhancement activities for Gentrain Society members and their guests. They are planned by the Special Event Committee volunteers and are offered to members at our cost. These Events are a great opportunity to meet new friends and share in the fun of group activities. Note: Out of consideration for Society members who do not use this website, reservations for a Special Event will usually not be accepted until the Conductor in which the Event is formally announced is mailed.

During COVID Times:We will be hosting, co-hosting, and simply recommending on-line virtual events, some of which are shown below.

A note about Monterey County Theater Alliance: MCTA has regular updates on local live theatre events, primarily virtually. Listings below for their events are shown in gray. For more information about these shows, go to their website or email Andrea McDonald at

If you know of any other virtual sites or articles that could be of interest to Gentrain Society Members, please send information to the Special Events Committee

Here are some recent Special Events.


Thursday May 11, 2023 -- HELLO SUMMER, 2023!

11:00 am Sam Karas Room of the MPC Library
Gentrain Society Members and Gentrain Program students and instructors are invited to celebrate summertime with a light lunch in the Sam Karas Room of the MPC Library. Come after class for a delicious quiche, assorted desserts and beverages, and mingle with others as we all take off in different directions and welcome summer.

Saturday May 20, 2023 -- The Metropolitan : Don Giovanni

Monterey 13 theater at Del Monte Center, Monterey
Time: 9:55 am (We suggest you arrive at least 20 minutes early)
Cost: $25

Live opera from New York. There are a number of eating establishments nearby where play-goers can meet for an afternoon meal and socialize with Gentrain friends.For further information, contact Linda Chetlin, (831)373-2440,

Wednesday June 28, 2023 -- Trip 
to the Legion of Honor in San Francisco

The Gentrain Society will travel to the Legion of Honor in San Francisco to see The Tudors: Art and Majesty in Renaissance England.

The exhibition will trace the transformation of the arts in Tudor England through more than 100 objects, including iconic portraits, spectacular tapestries, manuscripts, sculpture, and armor, drawn from The Met and collection and international lenders.

Please email for more information.