All the fun stuff....


Thursday, September 28th


  • Arrive to the hotel and check in to your lovely room or head straight up to the Monterey Ballroom on the Mezzanine level .
  • 1-4pm a special event will be held in the Monterey Ballroom
    We will be learning to bead a pair of Huichol inspired earrings.  Your kit is donated by Whimbeads.com
    Any additional kit purchases for these earrings will be donated to:
    The Huichol Center for Cultural Survival and Traditional Arts

  • Enjoy dinner at one of the restaurants located all around the hotel.  Check out the Info page for a listing of local eateries.Consider inviting along any retreat attendees who might be alone.
    Considering booking your dinner reservations through the Embassy Suites concierge service.  Janet is happy to help our group enjoy their stay and promises to work hard to get your seats with stunning views!
  • 7-10pm Dessert Reception and Meet & Greet your fellow Dream Retreat attendees and teachers! 
    This lovely Dessert Reception is offered to you by several of our amazing sponsors!
    The reception will also be held in the Monterey Ballroom on the mezzanine level.


Friday, September 29th


  • 6am - 8:30am Attendees staying at the hotel can enjoy the complimentary Buffet Breakfast and cooked to order items.
  • 9am your first class begins. 
  • 12:30-1:30pm we will gather for a buffet brunch down in the foyer in an area specially cordoned off for our group.
  • 1:30-4pm complete your first class.
  • 5-7pm Attendees staying at the hotel can meet near the bar for a complimentary cocktail or non-alcoholic beverage and hors d'oeuvres.
  • You're on your own for dinner!  Enjoy a nice meal out, or call in for room service or delivery.  Make sure to invite along your teacher or any other retreat attendees to join you.
  • 7-10pm The Monterey Ballroom will be open for visiting, beading, shopping or just hanging out and relaxing with your fellow retreat attendees!
  • Pendant exchange coordinated by Cyn Bicker.  Ask Cyn for details on our
  • Beaders Dream Retreat Facebook page.

Saturday, September 30th


  • 6am - 8:30am Attendees staying at the hotel can enjoy the complimentary Buffet Breakfast and cooked to order items.
  • 9am your second class begins.
  • 12:30-1:30pm we will gather for a buffet brunch down in the foyer in an area specially cordoned off for our group.
  • 1:30-4pm complete your second class.
  • 5-7pm Attendees staying at the hotel can meet near the bar for a complimentary cocktail or non-alcoholic beverage and hors d'oeuvres.
  • You're on your own for dinner!  Enjoy a nice meal out, or call in for room service or delivery.  Make sure invite along your teacher or any other retreat attendees to join you.
  • 7-10pm The Monterey Ballroom will be open for you.
  • Join us in the Monterey Ballroom for a fun game of Bead Bingo!  Lots of great prizes will be awarded.  Everyone's a winner!


Sunday, October 1st


  • 6am - 8:30am Attendees staying at the hotel can enjoy the complimentary Buffet Breakfast and cooked to order items.
  • 9am your third class begins. 
  • 12:30-1:30pm we will gather for a buffet brunch down in the foyer in an area specially cordoned off for our group.
  • 1:30-4pm complete your last class. <pout>
  • 4:30pm gather in the Monterey Ballroom for a final goodbye and toast to see you on your way until next year!
  • 5-7pm Attendees staying at the hotel can meet near the bar for a complimentary cocktail or non-alcoholic beverage and hors d'oeuvres.
  • You're on your own for dinner!  Enjoy a nice meal out, or call in for room service or delivery.



We'll see you next time!