Events & Activities 11-3-2022

Written by Theresa-Marie Wilson

Theresa-Maria Wilson has been a journalist covering the North Coast and South County area for over 20 years. She is also the founder of Cat Noir CC and is currently working on a novel.

November 4, 2022

After a two-year hiatus, HART is happy to announce the return of Wines, Pines, & Felines at the Cambria Pines Lodge. The fundraiser takes place on Sunday, November 6 from 4 – 9 p.m. P Tickets include passed appetizers, a selection of entrees and dessert, wine, and a no-host beverage bar—all while being entertained by the wonderful music of Jill Knight. There will be a live auction with auctioneer Bob Kasper, a large and lovely selection of silent auction items, a raffle, and a door prize—all featuring outstanding offerings generously donated by local restaurants, wineries, shops, supporters, and artists. 

Tickets are $115 per person. Members of HART are eligible for the Member Discount Ticket at $95 (a free ticket will go to Diamond Level Members.) For more on HART Memberships, go to hartcambria.org/ways-to-help. For more information and to purchase tickets, call (805) 927-7377 or visit HART at 2638 Main Street in Cambria.

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The Harold J. Miossi Art Gallery at Cuesta College hosts the  gallery exhibit, “Physicality of Joy,” by celebrated Los Angeles-based artist Joshua Aster. The exhibition features bright, complex abstract paintings incorporating triangular grids and artist-made tempera paint. It runs through Dec. 16.

The show displays 25 small and large-scale oil tempera paintings, and, according to Aster, is inspired by a flickering and fleeting view of the surrounding world through fluttering fingers. These recent paintings refract memories of domestic space and place through a triangular grid to create blended compositions. The result is a body of formular, honest, vulnerable, and lovely paintings to behold.

Admission to the gallery is free. Call (805) 546-3202 for a schedule of exhibits and hours of operation.

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The American Field Service and Humankind Fair Trade in SLO are teaming up to raise funds for AFS!  A percentage of sales goes to the AFS CA Central Coast Chapter to provide student international exchange scholarships and support Fair Trade artisans. On Saturday, November 5, shop online from home at humankindslo.org or in-store from 11 a.m..-5 p.m. at 982 Monterey Street, San Luis Obispo

Donations may also be sent to AFS USA, 2057 McCollum, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401

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Enjoy the Pour & Pour Workshop on November 20 from 4-7 p.m. at Art Center Morro Bay where students learn how to stretch canvas onto stretcher bars. And then, the wine is poured while attendees learn several different methods of pouring acrylic paints to make stunning abstract artworks. No previous knowledge or artistic skills required. Participants will take home two completed acrylic paint poured artworks. Proceeds from this event go toward the upcoming Art Center remodel. Participants must be 21 years of age or older. Join us for an evening full of fun and laughter while we pour our way through this fun filled workshop. The workshop is $50 for members and $65 for non- members. Register at artcentermorrobay.org/index.php/products

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The next Central Coast State Parks Association Virtual Mind Walk is Deep Dive Into Maps – How and Why We Locate, Visualize, and Analyze Data. Maps have allowed humans to explain and navigate their way through the complex world we live in. Learning from the past and adapting for the future, San Luis Obispo Coast District has been implementing the latest technology and knowledge to understand the spatial world around us. Join Environmental Scientist Jeff Ebner for a deep dive into how maps have changed the way we use and experience our parks on Friday, November 1 at 1 p.m. Pre-registration required at bit.ly/3gOxYZB. Free to join. Click the button below and enter your email address. You will then be sent a link to join the presentation.

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Learn how to use beautiful plants to promote the survival of native wildlife with the Los Osos Valley Garden Club. They will view and discuss two recorded presentations explaining why what we plant is crucial to the survival of our local ecosystem–as well as the planet. They will also see examples of native plants that produce beautiful flowers for every season of the year. Join the Los Osos Valley Garden Club via Zoom on Thursday, November 17, 2022, from 6:45 p.m. – 7:45 p.m. for both presentations. Los Osos Valley Garden Club Zoom Programs are free and open to the public. Send questions via email to info@lovgardenclub.org. The easiest way to join this Zoom meeting is to simply go to: https://bit.ly/3pAKlts. The meeting ID is 753 644 4586 and the passcode is LOVGC.

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The Hollister Institute invites the public to a special “Enjoy Being a Climate Solver” community workshop at 10 a.m. to noon, Saturday, November 12, at St. Benedict’s Episcopal Church, Los Osos Valley Road and Clark Valley Road, Los Osos. The program includes

presentations and discussions: “Hopeful Solutions to Climate Change” with Don Gaede from the Citizens Climate Lobby, “Reducing Our Carbon Footprints” with Kristen Hazard from ResilientSLO, “Opportunities for Meaningful Action” with Grant Helete from ECOSLO, and “Doing What You Love for a Healthy Planet” with Don Maruska who is author of “Solve Climate Change Now.” Learn what you can do to promote climate health for ourselves and generations to come. Whether you are just exploring climate change or a climate activist, you’ll find resources to support your interests.

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The annual California Native Plant Sale is Saturday, November 5 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Pacific Beach High School in San Luis Obispo. Hundreds of native plant varieties for yards and gardens are available. Many are excellent for attracting birds, butterflies and pollinators to your garden.  Native plants are adapted to this area – they require less water, pesticides and fertilizer than many common garden plants – and save money.  Friendly native plant gardening enthusiasts will offer tips and advice.  Early online ordering is available at www.cnpsslo.org.  Pacific Beach High School is located at 11950 Los Osos Valley Road in San Luis Obispo at the Target stoplight intersection.  The California Native Plant Society, host of the event, is a non-profit organization active in promoting public education about native plants.

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Morro Bay Art Association presents a free demo in the fine art of needlework with artists, Debra Cobb and Sue Melvin at Art Center Morro Bay, 835 Main Street, on Nov. 14 from 3-5 p.m. 

Join them for an afternoon of learning about the fine art of needle work.  Debra and Sue will cover the history of needle work, type of canvas and fabrics used, variety of threads, needles and other tools.  Samples of various needle work techniques, such as needlepoint, cross-stitch, surface embroidery, satin ribbon embroidery, beading, bargello, hardanger, pulled thread, etc. This is the Morro Bay Art Association’s monthly meeting and free art demonstration. For more information, call 805-772-2504 or go to www.artcentermorrobay.org.

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Nearly 300 students will perform at Cal Poly’s annual Bandfest at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 4, in Miossi Hall of the Performing Arts Center’s Christopher Cohan Center. 

The concert features Cal Poly’s wind orchestra, wind ensemble and the Mustang Band in an evening of works ranging from the sublime to the powerful. The combined forces of three groups will open the concert with Stephen Montague’s “Intrada, 1631.” 

The Wind Orchestra’s set includes Kim Archer’s “Awakenings,” Julie Giroux’ “Let Your Spirit Sing” and Gustav Holst’s “Suite in E Flat.”  

The Wind Ensemble continues the program with several works to showcase the wind band medium. “Distanced” is part of composer Alex Shapiro’s response to the COVID-19 protocols under which many musical organizations continued to meet during the height of the pandemic. “Esprit de Corps” by Robert Jager will offer a celebration of the bond that sustained arts organizations through the struggles of the last several years. Giovanni Santos’ new work, “Chavez, 1927” celebrates the life and work of civil rights activist and leader Cesar Chavez. 

 The Mustang Band concludes the concert with arrangements the group is performing at this fall’s football games in Alex G. Spanos Stadium. Along with traditional school songs, the band will perform music by Lizzo and Green Day. 

Tickets are $15 and $20 for the public and $10 for students. Event parking is sponsored by the PAC. Tickets are available at the Cal Poly Ticket Office between noon and 6 p.m. Monday through Saturday. To order by phone, call 805-SLO-4TIX (805-756-4849).

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LO Cares Ball Drop

A local non-profit that provides services to the underserved in Los Osos is having a fun fundraiser this Saturday, Nov. 5 at Sea Pines Golf Resort, 1945 Solano St. in Los Osos.

Los Osos Cares is having a golf ball drop fundraiser at the golf course. One golf ball is $10 or six for $50. All golf balls will be marked and dropped en masse from a great height onto one of the greens and the ball closest to the hole splits the money with LO Cares (or one could donate it).

For information or to purchase a ball, email: wecareinlososos@gmail.com. Balls will be for sale at the event, which is slated for 2 p.m.

Sea Pines is also closing out its Fall 2022 season of free “Concerts on the Green” from 2-6 p.m. that same day.

Local favorites DeJa-Vu will perform and there’ll be barefoot dancing on the practice green. Bring a folding chair or blanket to sit on. There will be food for sale and Sea Pines has a full bar.

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