Events and Activities 12-1-2022

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.

December 1, 2022

For the 4th consecutive boat parade, the Knights of Columbus will sell hot links, hot dogs and drinks on at the event. The booth opens from 5 p.m. – 9 p.m. in front of the Libertine Restaurant, directly across the street from Santa. Monies raised go to local food banks serving the Estero Bay Community. 

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The annual Los Osos Baywood Park Chamber of Commerce Christmas Parade takes place Dec. 10 from 10 a.m. to noon. The theme for 2022 is  ”Happy to Be Here.

The route follows LOVR from Fairchild Way to Palisades Avenue. Bay Osos Kiwanis Club will have a pre-parade Pancake Breakfast in front of Bay Auto & Tire. Following the parade, the Needs & Wishes Fundraiser takes place the South Bay Community Center.

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Santa and the Morro Bay Police Department are ready to spread some holiday cheer. Monday, December 5th, through Wednesday, December 7th, Caroling Cops will be making our way through the streets of Morro Bay to hand out stuffed toys to the kids, candy canes for all, and treats to Santa’s four-legged friends. 

Route Details:

Monday, 5:30 to 9:00 pm, the route will be North Morro Bay starting at Island St. and heading north to the city limits, crossing over to the Beach Tract and then Cloisters. 

Tuesday, 5:30 to 9:00 pm, the route will be Central Morro Bay starting at Sequoia St. and traveling south to include Radcliffe Ave. Then Main St. to Harbor St. neighborhood. 

Wednesday, 5:30 to 9:00 pm, the route will be South Morro Bay/Morro Bay Hills from Morro Bay Blvd to South Bay Blvd and Quintana Rd. 

Thank you to MB Neighborhood Watch and MBPD Volunteers for their continued support of this annual event

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The Cayucos Land Conservancy invites you to their annual Holiday Walk on the Bluffs, this year on Saturday December 10 at 1 p.m. Join longtime CLC member and hike leader Mimi Kimball for stories of indigenous people of the central coast, fun facts about marine mammals and coastal geology. This is a perfect walk for all ages. Meet at the Fig Tree Parking area (You can find it on Google Maps.) on Highway 1, about 1.25 miles north of Cayucos proper (past the San Geronimo windmill, past the next hill, large pullout. Look for the CLC banner. 

Bring a jacket, binoculars & a water bottle, wear good walking shoes and sunscreen. Hiking sticks are also a good idea.

The walk will take about an hour and a half. No RSVP required.  

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The Cal Poly Symphony begins its concert season with the Madrone String Quartet at 3 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 4, in the Performing Arts Center’s Christopher Cohan Center. The Madrone String Quartet join the symphony for a collaborative season opener that features side-by-side performances, captivating chamber music and Antonín Dvořák’s Symphony No. 9, “From the New World.”

Tickets to the event 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). For more information, visit the Music Department’s calendar website, or send an email to music@calpoly.edu or call 805-756-2406.

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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 pm on Wednesday, December 7. Meetings are

free and yearly membership is only $65. Social and sports activities occur year round.

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“Suite Surrender” by Micael McKeever is By the Sea Productions’ last show of the 2022 season.  Directed by Kelli M. Poward, the comedy features two 1940s singing divas starring in a USO fundraiser show.  Famous for their long-standing feud, chaos ensues when they are mistakenly booked into the same hotel suite.

Add a pair of bumbling bellhops, a nosey gossip columnist, a lost dog, Navy men on weekend leave, and the overwhelmed hotel manager is trying desperately to have the show go on.

Featured in the frenzy are Kate Kravets and Laura Richie as the divas and David Rousseve as the hotel manager.  Also in the cast are Gregory DeMartini, Samvel Gottlieb, Janice Peters, Heather Babcock, Sarah Ruth Smith and Molly Pendley.

“Suite Surrender” plays through December 18, Fridays and Saturdays at 7 p.m. and Sundays at 3 p.m. at 545 Shasta Ave. in Morro Bay.

Reservations at bytheseaproductions.org or call 805-776-3287.  COVID vaccination and masks are recommended.  Pictured are Kate Kravets as Claudia McFadden and the brunette is Laura Richie as Athena Sinclair.

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The following are free events brought to you by the Los Osos Library 2075 Palisades Ave, 805-528-1862. All library programs follow current California and County of San Luis Obispo health guidelines.

• Paws to Read – Wednesdays, 3:30 – 4:30 p.m.

Come and read your favorite book to Berkeley! She’s at the Los Osos Library on Wednesday afternoons. School Age.

• Featured Artists – Wall artist Ron Baers through January

Display Case TBD

• Storytime – Thursdays, 10:30 – 11 a.m.

Stories, dance, and music for toddlers and preschoolers.

• Stay Young with Qi Gong! – Fridays, 9 – 10 a.m. (rain cancels)

Qi Gong is a system for physical, mental and spiritual development that has roots dating back thousands of years in China. It consists of flowing movements and meditations that cultivate life force energy (called qi by the Chinese). The basics of qi gong are not difficult to learn and practice, and are particularly beneficial for older adults. Instructor Devin Wallace was certified to teach by qi gong master Lee Holden. Devin has taught at hospitals, fitness & yoga centers and also does private classes.

• E-Device Class – Wednesdays, 9:15 – 10 a.m.

Bring your electronic device in and Diana will do her best to answer any questions you have.

• Poetry Night – Wednesday, December 7, 6:30 – 8:15 p.m.

Join us on Zoom for a night of poetry celebrating the “treasure” in our lives. Local poet, Jeanie Greensfelder, will present her original work, followed by an open mic. Registration required.

• Book Discussion – Thursday, December 15, 5:30 – 6:45 p.m.

The discussion group will talk about “The Nest” by Cynthia D’Aprix Sweeney. No need to sign up ahead of time. Just show up, or join them on Zoom! Call the library for details.

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The Cal Poly caroling group will perform at Saint Andrew Greek Orthodox Church, 232 E. Foothill Blvd, SLO, Saturday, December 3, from 6 pm to 6:30 pm.

The event is free and open to the public. 

There will be delicious homemade Christmas cookies and hot cocoa will be served after. Hear the heavenly voices and share the joy of the season, and join in singing. For more information, call 805-546-8337. 

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Cuesta College’s nationally renowned Theatre Arts Department presents the Tony Award-winning play ”The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time” at the Harold J. Miossi Cultural and Performing Arts Center (CPAC) Experimental Theater. Hailed as “one of the most fully immersive works ever to wallop Broadway” by The New York Times, it opens Dec. 1 and runs through Dec.11 for a limited two-week run.

 Fifteen-year-old Christopher has an extraordinary brain; he is exceptionally intelligent but ill-equipped to interpret daily life. He sets out to identify the true culprit when he is accused of a crime, leading to an earth-shattering discovery and a life-changing journey.

bree valle directs the Broadway adaptation of Mark Haddon’s best-selling novel. According to valle, she herself is neurodivergent and on the autism spectrum. She says the lead role of Christopher needed to be portrayed by an actor (Dylan Hahn) who understood the character’s challenges as a neurodivergent individual who navigates the “normal” world from a fascinating perspective. 

“Dylan has spoken openly about his own challenges, not so unlike Christopher’s,” said valle. “We live in an extraordinary time in the history of performance, a moment in which ‘authenticity’ has become immensely important to our industry. I feel it’s our duty as theatre artists to honor and promote representational honesty. This show does that.”

Show times are Thursdays through Saturdays at 7:30 p.m. and Sundays at 2 p.m. The show has a run time of 95 minutes with a ten-minute intermission. General admission tickets are $20 plus processing fees and $15 for students. Purchase tickets online at tickets.cuesta.edu or at the box office one hour before the performance. Check the webpage for age, visual, and emotional trigger warnings.

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