Events and Activities

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.

March 16, 2022

Check out a Magical Garage Sale Saturday March 12, 10 a.m.- 2 p.m. in the lower parking lot at Sunnyside School, 880 Manzanita, Los Osos. Proceed benefit Womenade Estero Bay, a program of Los Osos Cares

Turning your dusty handbag into a gas card to help a single mother drive to work for two months. 

Turning your old Kitchen Aid mixer into three months of medicine for an elderly unemployed man. 

They are looking for all types of volunteers! Call or text Annette Sheely at 805-234-5755. They are also looking for donations of “quality items” to sell! 

Call Annette for pick up or to drop off at 805-234-5755. Framed Art, quality clothing, nice handbags, gently used camping or sports equipment, small kitchen appliances that still work, lamps, space heaters, strollers, gently used pet supplies, quilts in good condition, tools, etc. anything that realistically can be sold for $5, $10, $20 or more.

Not accepting: books, used shoes, furniture too heavy to be easily moved, outdated technology or media. If you’re unsure, please call Annette Sheely at 805-234-5755 with questions.

Monetary donations gratefully accepted as well. For more information, go to WomenadeEsteroBay.org.

Take part in Friday’s for the Future, or FFF, Global Climate Strike on March 25 on Los Osos Valley Road and Doris Avenue from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. and again from 5 p.m. to sunset. FFF is a youth led and organized global climate strike movement that started in August 2018, when 15-year-old Greta Thunberg began a school strike for climate. Make a sign or two and join them. For more information, go to https://fridaysforfuture.org.

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Register now. The Estrella Warbirds Museum Aviation Youth Program is hosting their annual Aviation Career Day for middle and high school students on Saturday, March 19 from 12 p.m. until about 3:30 p.m. in Thomson Hall at 4251 Dry Creek Road in Paso Robles. This event provides students with the opportunity to explore career opportunities in aviation and space, such as commercial and military pilot, aircraft mechanic, and rocket launch technician. Lunch will be provided at no cost to the guests, as well as a guided tour of the museum. Students and their parents are invited to attend. To register for the Estrella Warbirds Museum Aviation Youth Program Career Day, or if you have any questions, contact Brad Eaton at N39WR@hotmail.com or 805 550-8775, Bill Siegel at Bugsluke@yahoo.com or 305 962-4027, or Mary Allmon at EWMYouthAviation@gmail.com or 510 407-3727. Registrants will receive additional information after the registration deadline of March 15. This is a free event.

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A bus driver in Cambria has launched “Spring for the Pups,” a campaign to raise funds for Wood’s Humane Society in San Luis Obispo.

While at the doctor’s office Carl Cubby Cashen received a pamphlet called “Overweight and Healthy Eating,” and it encouraged him to set a new challenge and continue his life-long goal of raising $50 thousand in his lifetime for animal rescue organizations.

The challenge takes place on March 20, which is the spring equinox. Cub will ride a fat tired mountain bike, that’s at least 4-inch wide tires, up and down a dirt road as many times as he can from just before sunrise and to end at sunset. How far and how many feet of elevation will he get?

To make a donation or keep up with Cub’s updates, go to bit.ly/3IMoWVN.

“I’m just trying to help out in any way I can,” Cub said on the Go Fund Me page. “I can always do more!”

For more information, send an email to Cub at thegreatchiweenie@hotmail.com.

Join the San Luis Obispo Botanical Garden for their Free Admission Day on Saturday, March 26 from 10 a.m.- 5 p.m. The normal admission cost of $10 for adults and children over 12 and $8 for seniors, students, and military will be waived. This is an opportunity to spend time outdoors and learn about native plants. There will be a garden themed art activity outside of the Education Center. Art supplies will be provided, courtesy of Rita’s Rainbows. They are located at 3450 Dairy Creek Road in San Luis Obispo, inside El Chorro Regional Park. If you can’t make it out on the 26, join them for the next free day on Saturday, April 9. For more information, contact dara@slobg.org or call 805-541-1400 x 302.

The Cal Poly Symphony’s Winter Concert will showcase the talents of student soloists at 7:30 p.m. Friday, March 11, in Miossi Hall in the Performing Arts Center’s Christopher Cohan Center. In addition, the symphony will perform four works by Mexican composers: Arturo Márquez’ “Danzon No. 9” and “Conga del Fuego Nuevo,” Blas Galindo’s “Poema de Neruda,” and Silvestre Revueltas’ “Sensemayá.”
 

The concert will highlight performances by two instrumentalists and two vocalists, all winners of the Cal Poly Music Department’s Solo Competition in November.

Instrumentalists are cellist Karlson Can, a music major who will perform the first movement of Edward Elgar’s Cello Concerto in E Minor, Op. 85, and violinist Fiona Soetrisno, a computer science major who will play the first movement of Samuel Barber’s Violin Concerto, Op. 14. The vocalists, both music majors, are contralto Dylan Benander, who will sing “Mio cor che mi sai dir” from George Frideric Handel’s “Rinaldo,” and alto Mady Frei, who will perform “Erbarme dich, mein Gott” from Johann Sebastian Bach’s “St. Matthew Passion.”

Tickets are $15 and $20 for the public and $10 for students. Event parking is sponsored by the Performing Arts Center. Tickets are sold 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).

The Los Osos Valley Garden Club March Zoom Program is “How to Grow Tomatoes Easily” presented by Dave Freed, “The Tomato Guy” on Saturday, March 19 from 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. 

Tomatoes are probably the most popular garden vegetable grown and not always the most easily grown. Freed will show how to do it. We are located in a cooler coastal climate and will need to be aware of this, but there is no reason why we can’t grow tomatoes to their full potential. According to Dave, “If you don’t have a ‘green thumb,’ I’ll give you one.” 

He will show participants what specific soils to use, what tomatoes to plant, when to plant, which fertilizers to use, and how to easily take care of those tomatoes whether grown in containers, raised beds or backyard dirt. 

Join the Zoom meeting at https://bit.ly/3pAKlts. Meeting ID: 753 644 4586. Passcode: LOVGC.

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The Cal Poly Choirs’ Winter Concert, “To the Hands,” is a collaboration with students from other majors at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, March 12, in Miossi Hall in the Performing Arts Center’s Christopher Cohan Center.

The title piece, “To the Hands,” is by Caroline Shaw and will be performed by PolyPhonics and will feature creative engineering projections and lighting by students in the Liberal Arts in Engineering Program, and dancers from the Theatre and Dance Department. The piece explores ways in which homelessness is viewed in society.

The concert will also feature works performed by Cal Poly’s University Singers, a small string ensemble of Cal Poly faculty members, as well as the Cal Poly Cello Ensemble.  

Tickets are $15 and $20 for the public and $10 for students. Event parking is sponsored by the Performing Arts Center. Tickets are sold 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).

The Morro Coast Audubon Society’ s March Virtual Community Program, “Fifty years of California Raptor Natural History and Conservation Efforts” takes place March 21 at 7 p.m. 

For the past 50 years, Dr. Peter Bloom has studied various California raptors, most notably red-tailed hawks, red-shouldered hawks, golden eagles, ospreys, turkey vultures and Swainson’s hawks. Much of Pete’s research involves banding, tagging, and occasionally transmitting these important predators, each with their own ecosystem needs. By analyzing their movements in Southern California and beyond, these studies have contributed valuable information to conservation efforts throughout California. Pete will share insights gained during these decades-long studies, including what he hopes to achieve with future research.

Join the Zoom meeting at https://bit.ly/3CaxW4C. Meeting ID: 257 500 2542. Passcode: morrocoast.

Listen to Ted Wise on guitar and vocals on Fridays from 6 p.m to 8 p.m. at Tre Flamme restaurant, 11560 Los Osos Valley Rd #190, San Luis Obispo. Wise performs classical and contemporary guitar solos and vocal covers from Bach to the Beatles and beyond. Check out his personal recording at reverbnation.com/tedwiseguitarandvocals.

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