Events and Activities 10-20-2022

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.

October 23, 2022

The Estero Bay Latino Outreach program of Los Osos Cares is co-sponsoring a free community health fair on Sunday, October 23 from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. at the Iglesias Linaje Escojido de Morro Bay church at 2050 Ironwood Avenue in Morro Bay.

Sponsors for this health clinic are Dignity Health of San Luis Obispo, Community Health Centers, the San Luis Obispo County Public Health Department and Los Osos Cares.

Health care offered will include blood pressure checks, heart monitoring, diabetes checks, mental health and more. Free Covid vaccinations for children and adults will also be offered. Participants can also obtain vouchers for free mammograms that day.

Over twenty providers including mental health organizations, legal foundations, the County Food Bank, and resource centers of Los Osos and Morro Bay will be on hand to provide information on available assistance programs.

This free health fair is open to any member of the Estero Bay community. For more information contact Los Osos Cares at 805-592-2701 or email WeCareInLosOsos@gmail.com .

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The Annual Morro Bay Witch’s Paddle is upon us once again.

The annual tribute to Halloween is set for 4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 22 at Coleman Park. 

Everyone is invited to dress as their favorite Witchy-Poo and take to the water in whatever human-powered craft suits your fancy — kayak, canoe, rowboat or paddleboard — and join the hundreds of witches of all stripes and costumes for a fun paddle down the bay channel. No charge for entry, as this is all for a little witchy fun.

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Pizza Port in Morro Bay is sponsoring a special showing of a re-mastered classic surf movie for a fundraiser for the Morro Bay High School Surf Team.

The 50th Anniversary edition of “Morning of The Earth,” a 1972 surf documentary is set for 7 p.m. Monday, Nov. 7 at The Bay Theater.

Tickets are available online at: www.eventbrite.com/e/morning-of-the-earth-1972-50th-anniversary-remaster-tickets-412334101397. Tickets start at $20.

The film is about a group of surfers living in harmony with nature, making boards and homes, looking for the perfect wave across Australia’s North-East Coast, Bali and Hawaii. The film introduced the world to the waves at Uluwatu on the southern tip of Bali and helped make that South Pacific island one of the premiere surf tourism spots in the world.

The film also features a Gold Record soundtrack album produced by G. Wayne Thomas and featuring Australian music acts Tamam Shud, John J. Francis, Brian Cadd, Mike Rudd and Thomas.

Proceeds will support the MBHS Surf Team, a co-ed club team sport that competes against several local schools — Arroyo Grande, SLO, Atascadero and others.

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The October meeting of the Central Coast Watercolor Society takes place on Tuesday, October 25 in the Wesley Room of the San Luis Obispo United Methodist Church (1515 Fredericks St, SLO). Social time at 1 p.m. is followed at 1:30 pm by a brief business meeting and a members-only pop-up Instant Gallery show. Members cab bring one original, matted and/or framed painting, any size and paintings will be juried by those in attendance, and prizes will be awarded.  

CCWS requires all attendees for all CCWS activities to be fully vaccinated and boosted at least two weeks prior to the event.  Masks are optional, but social distancing is required.

Prospective members are encouraged to attend. For more information, contact Publicity Chair Mari O’Brien (805-439-0295) or arttrekfineart@gmail.com). Art by Matilija Glory D Schroeder

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Join the Cayucos Library, 310 B St. in Cayucos, at 10:30 a.m. on Thursday, October 27 for “Promoting Your Brain Health,” an interactive education session focused on lifelong brain health. Attendees will learn about research in diet and nutrition, exercise, cognitive activity and social engagement, and use hands-on tools to help incorporate these recommendations into a plan for healthy aging. Presented in partnership with the Alzheimer’s Association California Central Coast Chapter, this program is free to attend, and no registration is required. Contact the Cayucos Library at (805) 995-3312 for more information.

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La Loma Adobe, possibly one of the first structures built in San Luis Obispo, will be open to the public during the free Annual Open House on Sunday, October 23 from 1 to 4 p.m. Friends of La Loma Adobe will host guided tours in the lower floor of the adobe, which remains stabilized but unrestored, much as it was left when the last family vacated in the early 1950s, showing – in some places – over 200 years of history. 

Enjoy displays of adobe architecture, interpretive displays, artwork, a cochineal dye exhibit and light refreshments – including cactus juice punch – which will be available in the shady, landscaped gardens surrounding the adobe. Experts in adobe construction, archaeology and local history will be telling stories about the historic people who lived in and visited the adobe in the 1800s and 1900s, and of the structure itself – one of very few two-story historic adobes left in California.

The City of San Luis Obispo owns the adobe, and has partnered with Friends of La Loma Adobe to preserve the structure. Options for adaptive reuse of the adobe will be on display. Friends of La Loma Adobe will be surveying visitors, giving them a chance to voice their opinions about the adobe’s future restoration. 

La Loma Adobe is located at 1590 Lizzie Street in San Luis Obispo, within the Reservoir Canyon Reserve, and serves as the western trailhead for Reservoir Canyon Reserve. 

The adobe can be reached from Johnson Avenue by turning east onto Lizzie Street, directly across Johnson Avenue from the entrance to French Hospital. Continue for less than a quarter of a mile.  Rain cancels. For more information, call 805-528-1066.

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Cal Poly’s Center for Coastal Marine Sciences invites the community to tour the Cal Poly Pier in Avila Beach from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 29. The public event is the first since 2019 after a two-year hiatus due to the pandemic. 

The Cal Poly Pier is just over a half-mile long. Event activities will be held at the end of the pier located on Avila Beach Drive, just west of the San Luis Creek Bridge. Visitors will enjoy 360-degree views of San Luis Bay and interact with touch tanks full of live marine creatures. 

Guests will have the opportunity to view tiny marine species through microscopes and learn about whale migrations and the recent red tides. Interactive displays will offer insights into local marine environments and scientific studies conducted by Cal Poly researchers and students on protection of Morro Bay’s ecosystem, sustaining local fisheries, mapping ocean currents and much more. Cal Poly professors and students will be on hand to answer any questions. 

Attendees may take the tour at their own pace, and they are encouraged to bring cameras to take photos of seals, pelicans, sea creatures and the incredible coastal views.

The event is a walking tour on a pier with grating — closed-toe walking shoes are required (safety rules prohibit flip-flops or heels). Pets must be left at home (only ADA service dogs will be permitted). All visitors will be required to sign a safety waiver prior to entering the pier. Parking is very limited near the pier. Tour attendees are encouraged to park in the public parking lots in Avila Beach and walk to the pier. For more information, contact: marine.calpoly.edu or 805-756-6777 (recorded line). Rain will cancel event.

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The next monthly meeting for SLO Skiers, a local, non-profit sports and social club for adults, is at Dairy Creek Golf Course Clubhouse in San Luis Obispo at 5:30 pm on Wednesday, November 2. Meetings are free and yearly membership is only $65. Social and sports activities occur year round.

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A New traveling exhibit is at the Morro Bay Museum of Natural History, 20 State Park Rd. The exhibition “Seeds: Nature’s Artful Engineering” explores the incredible diversity and beauty – and critical importance – of native California plants and their seeds through a series of vivid photographs. Morro Bay Museum of Natural History is open 7 days a week, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Admission is $3 for adults; kids 17 and under get in free.

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The next Central Coast State Parks Association Virtual Mind Walk, The Spooner family, Their Ranch House, and Life on the Pecho Coast in the Early 20th Century, takes place Friday, October 21 at 1 p.m. 

Have you ever wondered about the history of that quaint farmhouse that serves as the visitor’s center for Montaña de Oro State Park? Do you want to learn more about the family who lived in that house and farmed in the adjacent rolling hills? Join Dr. Amy Hart, State Parks Historian, for an exploration of the history of the Spooner Ranch House during the years it was owned by the Spooner family. The Spooner family operated a ranching business along the Pecho Coast during some of the most significant periods of U.S. history, including WWI, Prohibition, the Great Depression, and the start of WWII. This presentation will share stories of the Spooner family and of the broader farming community of the Pecho Coast during the first half of the twentieth century. Pre-registration required at https://bit.ly/3CzCsu7. Free to join

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Send your event listing at least three weeks in advance to Editor@EsteroBayNews.com. Make sure to include the who, what, why, where and when of the event and contact information. Please, type out in paragraph form rather than attaching flyers.

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