Events and Activities 3-28-2024

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.

April 2, 2024

The American Association of University Women, Morro Bay Branch will meet on Saturday, April 13th at Saint Peter’s Episcopal Church 545 Shasta, Morro Bay at 10 a.m. A representative from Master Gardeners will talk about their training, the basics of a successful garden and the importance of butterflies and bees to a healthy garden. Final details will be discussed on our Annual Garden Tour, April 28th. Everyone’s welcome.

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Join the Cayucos Library, located at 310 B St., for the following free events.

• Pollinator Discussion: Wednesday, April 24 at 10 a.m. Want to learn more about pollinators in SLO County? Join us at the library for an informative discussion with Master Gardeners of SLO!

• Chair Yoga: Every Tuesday at 11 a.m.  A gentle mindful mobility practice for all skill levels. 

• Booked for Lunch: Friday, April 12 at noon. A book discussion group where readers share any book they have enjoyed recently. New members are always welcome.

• Read to Lily the Dog: Wednesday, April 10 at 2 pm. Lily is a certified therapy dog who loves hearing all types of books. Children of all ages are welcome to read to her.

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Get egg-cited for the Easter festivities in Cayucos! Join us on Saturday, March 30th, for the Cayucos PTA Easter Egg Hunt at Cayucos Elementary lower field! Enjoy games, prizes, and a surprise appearance by the Easter Bunny! Festivities start at 10 a.m., with the egg hunt at 11 a.m.. Kids under 5 will be able to hunt first. Remember to bring your own basket! 

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The Cal Poly Music Department presents an Open House Recital at 2 p.m. Saturday, April 13, in the Davidson Music Center (No. 45) on campus.

The recital is one of many scheduled events for Cal Poly’s 31st annual Open House. Instrumentalists and vocalists will be featured. The student performers are from a variety of majors, and all are involved in at least one of the department’s large, premier ensembles that include Cal Poly’s Arab Music Ensemble, Choirs, Jazz Ensembles, Symphony, Wind Orchestra and Wind Ensemble. 

The recital is free and open to the public; no tickets or advanced reservations are required. The event is sponsored by the Cal Poly’s Music Department, College of Liberal Arts and Instructionally Related Activities program. For information on parking, visit Cal Poly’s Open House website. For more information on the recital, call the Music Department at 805-756-2406.

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In celebration of PRIDE, The Bunker, SLO County Arts Council, and the Gala Pride & Diversity Center invite people of all ages to submit art inspired by their Story of Self for the Pride: “Who Am I?” art show. The exhibit will take place in June in celebration of Pride.

In 2023, The Pride Center & The Bunker produced the photographic exhibit “We Are Family” showcasing the diverse makeup of LGBTQ+ families living on the Central Coast. In 2024, they are seeking artists  from the LGBTQ+ community working in two- and three- dimensional fine art media to express who they are. Focused on the artists’ present Story of Self, “Who Am I?” allows room for artists to move outside of the labels that qualify them as members of queer spaces, and represent themselves fully, focusing on whichever aspects of themselves they are called to show in their artwork.

One work of art will be selected as the featured piece for the event. The selected piece will be featured on all promotional and marketing materials. The featured artist will receive a stipend and recognition at the opening reception.

Applications are due April 30. Get yours at https://form.jotform.com/240635730227048.  Direct questions regarding this show, to Laura Albers at slononprofit@gmail.com or 805-457-3533.

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The SLO County Citizens’ Climate Education is partnering with the SLO County Library to bring an Electrify Your Life: At Home and on the Road event to Morro Bay on April 6 from 10 a.m. to noon at the Public Library, 625 Harbor Street. The Informative presentations will cover everything you need to know about California’s transition to renewable energy and how you can be a part by electrifying home appliances and personal vehicles. The latest information on rebates, incentives and tax credits will also be shared, followed by ample time for questions and answers. Several electric vehicles will be showcased by their owners in the parking lot.

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Free upcoming programs at the Morro Bay Library – 625 Harbor St, (805) 772-6394.

• Art Party – Wednesday, April 3, 3 p.m. – 5 p.m.

Unleash your creativity at our monthly art party! Use your imagination to make unique art pieces using paper, pens, pencils, scissors, glue and more. All materials provided – you bring the inspiration! Creative options available for ages 3-12.

• Ozobots – Wednesday, April 10, 3:00-5:00

Come to the library and write code to control a robot with just markers and paper!

• Sensory Playtime – Saturday, April 13, 10 – 11 a.m.

Let your little ones lead the way in this open-ended playtime! Babies and toddlers can use their five senses to explore our play stations. Parents & caregivers: we also have early literacy tips for you! For ages 0-5.

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Learn why you need to be part of the solution for climate change, and how you can enjoy doing it. See a first-hand report from author Don Maruska about the rapid changes happening in Antarctica and what’s at stake for us living in the USA. Discover how Ian and Alicia Denchasy have made a comfortable, low-impact, low-cost home in Atascadero. Hear the story of how MJ Family Farms in Creston is using regenerative agriculture to draw CO2 out of the atmosphere and hold it in living soil that nurtures healthy food. 

Benefit from free resources provided by Climate Fellows at Cal Poly and Cuesta to help you reduce your greenhouse gas emissions and even save some money. 

The Climate Solutions Community Forum takes place April 6 from  2-4 p.m., in the meeting room at St. Benedict’s Episcopal Church, Los Osos Valley Road and Clark Valley Road, Los Osos. 

Sponsors include: Earthcare Team at St. Benedict’s, ResilientSLO of SLO Climate Coalition, Rotary Club of Los Osos, People of Faith for Justice, Central Coast Center for Ecological Civilization, and Yes We Can Peace Builders.

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SLO Skiers, a local, non-profit sports and social club for adults is having its next monthly meeting at Dairy Creek Golf Course Clubhouse in San Luis Obispo at 5:30 pm on Tuesday, April 2nd.  Meetings are free and yearly membership is only $65. Social hour from 5:30 to 6:30 pm. Meeting follows. Social and sports activities occur year around.

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Take part in the exhibit: Inspired by a Master (note- inspired not copied)– Themed / Juried Show at Cambria Center for the Arts. Artists are invited to submit their paintings or three-dimensional art for inclusion. Photographic images of submitted art can be uploaded to the Cambria Center for the Arts (CCA) website at www.cambriaarts.org/art-submittal-form, from Tuesday, April 23 until Tuesday, April 30. For details regarding submission requirements, please see the CCA website, www.cambriaarts.org. Contact the gallery director for questions at sheri.parisisian@cambriaarts.org.

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The following are free events brought to you by the Los Oso Library 2075 Palisades, Ave, 805-528-1862.

• Featured Wall Artist: Ron Baers

• Display Case: Lego Creations by the Children of Los Osos -Come see the Legos created by the youth of Los Osos. As Legos are created, they will be displayed in the case. Come cheer them on!

• Paws to Read – Wednesdays, 3:15-4:15 p.m.

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

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

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

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

Stories, dance, and music for toddlers and preschoolers.

• Art Party – Friday, April 5, 2:30-4:30 p.m.

Unleash your creativity at our monthly art party! Use your imagination to make unique art pieces using paper, pens, pencils, scissors, glue and more. All materials provided – youbring the inspiration! Creative options available for ages 3-12!

• Messy Art Playtime – Saturday, April 6, 10:00-11:00

Encourage your child to get creative through painting and other messy art processes! Leave the clean-up to us. All materials will be provided. Wear clothes that can get messy!

For ages 6 months and up.

• Dungeons & Dragons for Teens – Saturday, April 6, 2 – 4 p.m.

Teens and tweens: Local Dungeon Master John will take us on a voyage to The Enchanted Woods! You and your friends are attending a school for wizards, but on a field trip to the Enchanted Woods you get separated from your group! Work together with your friends, watch out for dangers, and get help from the forest’s residents to get safely back to your class before night falls!

For ages 11-18. Space is limited so please register!

• Brain Education Series for Adults: Week 3 – Tuesday, April 9, 5:30-7 p.m.

Where are my Keys vs What are my Keys. Slowing down is normal as we age, but when do those changes become a concern? Learn the ten warning signs of dementia and techniques to approach a loved one with your concerns about their cognition. 

Registration preferred. Walk-ins welcome. RSVP: Los Osos Library: 805-528-1862 or

Alzheimer’s Association: 800-272-3900

Ozobots – Friday, April 12, 2:30 – 4:30 p.m.

Come to the library and write code to control a robot with just markers and paper! For ages 8-18.

• Visible Mending – Saturday, April 13, 10 – 11 a.m.

Do you have a piece of clothing that has a small hole or stain? Come learn how to fix it and make it beautiful again! We will be learning a few different techniques to patch our clothing as well as add beauty to it. Supplies will be provided, just bring your clothing item. Adult

• Book Discussion – Thursday, April 18, 5:30-6:45

“Horse” by Geralding Brooks. No need to sign up ahead of time. Just show up! Call the library for details.

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Calling all swimmers! Whether you’re just learning to dip your toes in the water or have enjoyed swimming for years, the SLO Swim Center has swim lessons and family recreation swim opportunities for you!  Swim lessons for all ages begin in June. Learn to get comfortable with the water, increase water safety skill basics, or sign up for higher-level sessions to learn freestyle, breaststroke, backstroke, or butterfly. There are also Baby-and-me sessions and beginner swim lessons. Classes fill up quickly so be sure to register on April 8 at 9 a.m. at https://bit.ly/4au3eDL.

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Zion Lutheran Church will sponsor a free concert by internationally known Ekaterina (Katia) Poritzko, a German organist, conductor, cembalist, pianist, carillonneur and musicologist, on Friday, April 5. She will perform works by J.S. Bach, Friedrich Mendelssohn, and her own improvisations. The focus of her work is to convey culture in public spaces, and to ensure tolerance and international understanding through international projects.

The concert will begin at 6 p.m. in the church sanctuary, located at 1010 E. Foothill Blvd., San Luis Obispo.  There will be a free will offering opportunity, but no tickets are needed.

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Cal Poly Student Opera Theatre presents “Spring Opera Scenes” at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, April 13, in the Spanos Theatre on campus. The program features a pastiche of opera favorites as well as lesser-known pieces sung in English, French, German and Italian, with English supertitles.

The popular, commonly performed opera selections are from Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s “Don Giovanni” and “The Magic Flute” and Franz Lehár’s “The Merry Widow.” The audience will also get to hear lesser-known works including Claudio Monteverdi’s “L’incoronazione di Poppea (The Coronation of Poppea),” Carl Maria von Weber’s “Der Freischütz (The Marksman),” Giacomo Puccini’s “La rondine (The Swallow),” Leonard Bernstein’s “Candide,” Mozart’s “La clemenza di Tito (The Clemency of Titus)” and Jacques Offenbach’s “La Périchole (The Street Singer).” 

More than 50 Cal Poly students are participating in the production, onstage and behind the scenes. In addition to the opera singers, the program will feature singing by members of the Cal Poly Chamber Choir, choreography by Theatre and Dance Department students, and some artwork produced by student artists. 

Tickets are $20 for the public and $10 for students and 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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