Events and Activities – 10/7/2021

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 8, 2021

Elfin Forest

Friends of El Moro Elfin Forest (FEMEF) Nature Walk in the Elfin Forest takes place on Saturday, Ocotber 9, 7:30 a.m. It’s a Birding Field Trip with expert birder Jim Royer leading the walk beginning at 7:30 a.m. Participants must wear a mask and practice social distancing. Reservations are required. Call Jim at 805-748-7895. If there are more than six participants, Jim will do a second walk at 10:00 a.m.

This walk is sponsored by Friends of El Moro Elfin Forest (FEMEF). Meet at the north end of 15th Street off of Santa Ysabel in Los Osos. Park carefully, avoiding driveways and mailboxes and leave pets at home.  The easy paced walk will last 1-1/2 to 2 hours.  


The San Luis Obispo County Open Studios Art Tour, a program of SLO County Arts Council, takes place over two weekends in October 8-9 and 16-17. All the details and a map can be found

This even is free to the public, fine artists and crafters open their studios to showcase their art and share their process. Visitors create their own self-guided tour using the downloadable catalog.

Over 120 artists countywide are opening their studios to give visitors a glimpse into their creative worlds. “We are excited to include 30 artists who are new to participating in the Open Studios Tour this year,” said Neal Breton, president of the Arts Council board of directors. 

This year, after facing financial hardships through the pandemic, the Council has opted to forego the traditional printed catalog of artists in favor of a digital artist directory. 

“The Arts Council board members were all in agreement that while the catalog is nice to have, the reality of the world right now requires a digital option,” added Breton. “The cool thing about the artist directory is that we can add to it and feature other types of artists and performers, so ultimately, it will be a great resource to access artists of all kinds in the community.”

SLO County Arts Council is revamping and restarting their popular monthly art walk. They have rebranded Art After Dark to Art and About, a self-guided art walk that gives the community an opportunity to experience visual, literary and performing art in galleries and other venues the first, second and third Saturday of each month.



For the first time, community members of all ages are invited to participate in the City’s annual “Imagine a Day Without Water” art contest, which raises awareness about the importance of water. Winners of each age range will receive a $50 gift certificate to a local business and have their artwork displayed on the City’s website and in downtown SLO at 879 Morro Street. 

How to Enter 

1. Complete your artwork. (Original artwork only, please.) 

2. Fill out the entry form at

3. Mail your artwork and completed form to 879 Morro Street, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401 – OR – email your artwork and completed form to no later than Oct. 21 at 5 p.m. 

Many Americans take water for granted every day. Imagine a Day Without Water is a national education campaign that brings together diverse stakeholders to highlight how water is essential, invaluable, and in need of investment. This year, the day of action will take place on October 21, 2021, and will include events, resolutions, student contests, social media engagement, and more, all across the country.  

For the complete rules for entry, review the entry form.


As a reminder, Celebrate Los Osos needs volunteers for a beautification project on Los Osos Valley Road that starts by Ralph’s just past South Bay Boulevard is pretty dreary offering mostly dirt and a few scraggly plants as landscaping. 

Celebrate Los Osos, with help from Earthscapes, a Los Osos residential and commercial landscape design firm, has worked for two years redesigning the 1100-foot median. On Oct. 9 their efforts will experience a growth spurt. Eighty volunteers are needed, 40 in the morning from 8:45 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. and 40 in the afternoon from 12:45 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. The scope includes clearing the median of the existing irrigation system and dead plants. The area will be graded and soil amendment added. Volunteers are needed to dig very small holes and plant specific plants in designated locations, move and distribute small rocks and gravel with wheelbarrows, and help install irrigation lines. 

Volunteers can be any age. To sign up, send an email to, go to or call 805-528-7014. Volunteers should wear sunblock and sturdy shoes and bring gloves and water. Tools and instructions will be provided. The County will block off part of the road to make the work safe.


It’s time for The Central Coast RV Show going on Oct 7-11th at the Madonna Inn Meadows in San Luis Obispo! Shop over 30 of the industry’s best brands including Winnebago, Keystone, Thor, Forest River, Heartland, Jayco, and Newmar, See all of the best brands in the RV industry, all in one place!

Featuring trailers, fifth wheels, motorhomes, van campers and even pop-up trailers, there is sure to be something for everyone!

Lenders, vendors, and trade appraisers will be on sight, so if you can drive, drag, push or pull it, use it as a trade!

They will give away two RAD Power electric bikes, so make sure to enter! Details at


The third annual Central Coast Craft Beer Fest, presented by the Central Coast Brewers Guild on takes place on Saturday, October 23 at the Sunk Gardens in beautiful Atascadero from 12 – 4 p.m. Enjoy samples from over 50+ independently owned local craft breweries, seltzers, wineries and ciders and kombucha!

Live entertainment by local reggae band Resination, The Voice semi-finalist Will Breman, and DJ Hecktik!

We will have plenty of food trucks, a great variety of vendors and lawn games!

Admission includes a souvenir glass and samples from any of the craft breweries, wineries, seltzers, ciders and kombucha companies on site!

VIP Session: $60 (Hour early entry at 12 p.m. • limited tickets available)

Includes hour early entry at 12 p.m., and also includes special craft beer and food pairings from local restaurants and craft breweries. General Admission: $50 (1 p.m. Entry). All guests receive a souvenir glass and samples from any of the craft breweries, wineries, cideries and kombucha on site. Tickets are at


Join The SLORoll – Community Initiative presents the Ghouls Roll Out October community roll in San Luis Obispo! Costumes encouraged! Music by @DJbrothaC *to support the DJ Venmo @brothac Supported by SLO Parks and Rec Dept.

*Halloween Social all skate 5 p.m.- 7 p.m.

*Grown folks hour 7 p.m. -8 p.m.

Sorry, no rentals available at this time. Must have own skates. Awaiver of liability must be signed at the door. All wheels at skate marshal discretion.City alcohol laws apply. No liquid or food on the skate floors. Respect others and their space. Roll at own risk. The SLORoll and City of San Luis Obispo are not liable for injuries that occur. The SLO Skate Park, 1050 Oak Street, features a 15,500-square-foot concrete park, outdoor amphitheater and public art. Helmets, elbow and knee pads required. 

Send your event listing at least three weeks in advance to 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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