Written by Estero Bay News

January 28, 2022

Join the Cayucos Land Conservancy and guide Sally Krenn for an informational walk at the tide pools on Jan. 30 at 2 p.m. Learn about the fascinating animals and plants in the intertidal reef, and how to use “tide pool etiquette” so our access to this interesting and delicate ecosystem does not harm the invertebrates and seaweeds that thrive along our coast.

Krenn is a retired biologist from Pacific Gas & Electric and has conducted research in the intertidal and subtidal areas located along the Diablo Canyon Coastline. She is currently a volunteer for State Parks and has led numerous tide pool walks along the Montana de Oro coastline. Currently on the board for the Bay Foundation, she is an advocate for the protection of these intertidal areas.

Learn about the fascinating animals and plants in the intertidal reef, and how to use “tide pool etiquette” so our access to this interesting and delicate ecosystem does not harm the invertebrates and seaweeds that thrive along our coast. 

Meet at the 6th Street public beach access. Wear closed-toe beach shoes and prepare to get wet. Rain cancels. Rain date March 26 at noon.


SLO Skiers, a local, non-profit sports and social club for adults holds its next monthly meeting at Dairy Creek Golf Course Clubhouse in San Luis Obispo at 5:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 2, Meetings are free and yearly membership is $50. Social and sports activities occur year round.

The Estrella Warbirds Museum, 4251 Dry Creek Road, Paso Robles hosts a dinner and guest speaker on the first Wednesday of each month. Bart Topham is the guest speaker at the Feb. 2 dinner and will talk about the Central Coast Veterans Memorial Museum where he is the president and director. He is a US Army Vietnam combat veteran, retired San Luis Obispo Police Department captain, and former Cuesta College chief of police. After his retirement in 2003 he operated his own consulting business, working with local governments and law enforcement agencies throughout the state. He retired again in 2018. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. with a no host bar (cash only, no credit cards), and dinner starts at 6:30 p.m. The cost is $20 per person.Space is limited, so make your reservations now by calling the museum at 805 296-1935 or online at www.ewarbirds.org/museum/reservations.shtml. The deadline for reservations is 8 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 31. 

The first show of the Melodrama’s 2022 season, “Muskie Love” puts a 21st century spin on Shakespeare’s “Much Ado About Nothing.” It’s filled with songs, schemes, and soliloquies in yellow cheese hats, all of which are sure to lure in guests from 5 to 95. It all takes place at 1863 Front St., Oceano on Wednesdays-Sundays starting Jan. 27 through March 12.

Perch-ance, will Ben and Bea find true roe-mance while fishing on the shores of Lake Michigan in Door County, Wisconsin? Both have a deep love of angling (and fish puns), but very little love for each other. Still, their friends are scheming to get them hooked on one another. Well, the course of true love never did run smooth, don’t cha know!

Doors open 30 minutes before showtimes. Tickets can be purchased at the door with prices starting at $24 and discounts for season pass holders. For more information, including details about tickets and discounts, visit www.americanmelodrama.com. 

Morro Bay Art Association, 835 Main Street, presents the workshop Collage Transfer Techniques with artist Vicky Hoffman on Saturday, February 19 from 1 to 4 p.m.

Create inspirational art by delving into the many collage transfer techniques.

Vicky will demo some of her favorite techniques, including some of the fussy applications. Transfers can enhance your work with wonderful depth and transparency.

The cost is $75 Members; $85 Non-Members for this one-day workshop. All materials are included. Participants are encouraged to bring an apron and inspirational material of aroundthree items. Reserve your space online: artcentermorrobay.org/index.php/shop/

Central Coast Invitational 2020

The Central Coast Polo Club is hosting 4 middle school and high school teams from Gilroy, Santa Barbara, Los Osos and San Luis Obispo on Jan. 29 and 30. Players are in the 7-12th grade and have been preparing since September for the regional tournament. 

Participants bring school horses and compete Saturday at 12 p.m. and 2 p.m. and Sunday at 10 a.m. and 12 p.m. The winner will win a seed to Regionals at Empire Polo in LaQuinta, CA the 11-13 of February. Players play 4 different horses in each 7-minute chukkar or period.

Central Coast Polo Club is a non-profit and supported by local businesses such as Richardson properties, Sylvester’s Burgers, Kuma Sushi, Doghouse Promotions, Elder Placement Professionals. Photo by Essence is of Hunter Kilpatrick.


Art Center Morro Bay presents the six-session class The Road to Mastery: Lessons in Beginning Drawing with Marie Ramey on Feb. 7, 8, 11, 14, 15, 18. This is a foundational beginning drawing class designed to teach basic drawing skills and on which more advanced skills can be developed. In six 2-hour classes participants will learn the following:

1. How to enhance the illusion of what is near and far on the same page using the tricks of the masters
2. How to draw a formal still life
3. How to make your own choices in a drawing
4. How to do a contour drawing
5. How to make convincing illusion using a variety of values
6. How to use the creative effects of 2-point perspective

Supplies needed: jumbo vine charcoal, compressed charcoal, hard eraser (pink pearl is good), Conte (red or brown red, black, and white) and a 6B Pencil. The cost is $130 per member and $140 per non-member. For more information and to register, go to www.artcentermorrobay.org.

For the 18th year Volumes of Pleasure Bookshoppe will host a celebration of Chinese New Year in front of the store, 1016 Los Osos Valley Road, on Saturday, Jan. 29 at 3 p.m. Masks are required.

Once again, the Cal Poly Lion Dance Team and Band will skillfully and enthusiastically perform the centuries-old Lion Dance ritual; both to bless our community and delight the many attendees.    

This is the Year of the Water Tiger, which combines the energy of the tiger with the flow of water. The water element brings sensitivity and creativity to the vitality of the tiger. Water is powerful enough to conquer fire; it can navigate obstacles, yet never lose its way. Between the energy of the tiger and the momentum of water, 2022 is a good year to explore and learn new things, be adaptable, and continue to move, ever forward.

In times past, the lion dance was used to scare away monsters and evil spirits. It is now done to bless and empower businesses and our community with prosperity, health, long life, and good luck.  

For more information, call Volumes of Pleasure Bookshop at 805-528-5565.

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