Events and Activities 4-11-2023

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 19, 2024

Mark your calendars because the American Association of University Women, Morro Bay Branch’s Morro Bay Garden Tour is back! The tour is scheduled for Sunday, April 28 from 12-5 p.m. There are four gardens featured, all worthy of a visit, however; the tour is self-guided and can be enjoyed at the pleasure of your own pace.

Tickets are on sale now. They are $15 and can be purchased at Volumes of Pleasure in Los Osos, Coalesce Bookstore in Morro Bay, Farm Supply (locations include SLO, AG and Paso Robles), or from any AAUW member. This is the major fundraiser for the Morro Bay Branch of the American Association of University Women. Proceeds are used to fund community projects and scholarships.

Also, AAUW will meet on Saturday, April 13 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 about our Annual Garden Tour, April 28th. Everyone’s welcome.


The Morro Bay High School Drama Club presents the play “Beauty and the Beast” as a musical comedy with Josephine Davis as Belle and Elliot Miranda as the Beast. Students will perform, sing, staff and produce the play in the brand-new theater located on campus. The public is welcome. Performances are Friday and Saturday, April 19 and 20, at 7 p.m. with a matinee on Saturday, April 20, at 2 p.m.  Then again on Friday and Saturday, April 26 and 27, at 7 p.m. with a matinee on Saturday, April 27, at 2 p.m.  Adult tickets are $15, with tickets for Student/Child at $12. Morro Bay High School Theater is located on the high school campus at 235 Atascadero Road, Morro Bay.  Tickets can be purchased online at For questions contact K. Kostecka at 


Take part in the South Bay Women’s Network Spring Fling High Tea Fundraiser on April 21 from 3 to 5 p.m. at the Savory palette Wine Bar, 601 Embarcadero #5 in Morro Bay.

This event serves as the inaugural fundraiser for 2024, aiming to collect funds for our SBWN Cuesta College Female Reentry Student Scholarship Program. Show your support by “filling our teapot” at our Spring Fling High Tea Fundraiser. Make a donation and take a guess at the total amount in our teapot by the event’s conclusion for a chance to win our High Tea Gift Basket. The goal is to raise $10,000 this year to grant $1,000 to 10 recipients. 

Come dressed in your fancy hats and Sunday best to sip tea and sample savory delights. Be part of an afternoon filled with friends, fun, and a most stylish hat contest!  The event features: high tea menu with finger sandwiches, soup, salad, and desserts; tea, wine and beer; high tea themed games; a fancy hat contest and prizes. 

Support the SBWN cause by “filling our teapot.” Donate and guess the total amount in the teapot at the end of the event for a chance to win a gift basket. Proceeds benefit SBWN Scholarship Program. Tickets are $60 and can be purchased at


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

• 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! Learn a few different techniques to patch your clothing as well as add beauty to it. Supplies are provided, just bring your clothing item. Adult

• Book Discussion – Thursday, April 18, 5:30 – 6:45 p.m. “Horse” by Geralding Brooks. No need to sign up ahead of time. Just show up! Call the library for details.

• Button Making – Friday, April 19, 2:30 – 4:30 p.m.Create your very own fantastic pieces of flair using our button maker! For ages 8-18.

• Plant Swap – Saturday, April 20, 10 a.m.- 4 p.m. Calling all plant enthusiasts, newbies, and everyone in between! Help us celebrate Earth Day by bringing along any plants, cuttings, starts and pots you’d like to share; then take home a new plant for yourself. Don’t have a plant to share? We’ll have extras, so come anyway! Also, check out our seed library while you’re here to inspire your spring garden.

• Teen Advisory Board – Saturday, April 20, 3 – 4 p.m.Calling all teens! Looking for volunteer or community service hours? Help Librarian Emily run the Teen Advisory Board! Participation can be listed on job, scholarship and college applications. Help plan teen events, create content for social media, create contest ideas, recommend books, movies and more. Tell me what rad stuff you want to see happen! There will be snacks. For ages 13-18.

• Nintendo Switch – Friday, April 26, 2:30-4:30 p.m. Master your gaming skills and make new friends with our Nintendo Switch! We will provide one Switch for up to 4 players at a time – feel free to bring your own too. Games include Mario Kart and Just Dance. School age.


Adults and youth looking for outdoor activities over summer break now have another fun, family-friendly option: group or private golf lessons taught by PGA instructors Terri Benson and Michael Sameniago.  

Whether you are looking to refine your golfing skills or are new to the game, Laguna Lake Golf Course lessons can help you reach your goals. For more information, please call the Laguna Lake Golf Course at 805-781-7309. 

For more recreational activities, adventures, volunteer opportunities and events, check out the SLO Parks and Recreation 2024 Spring/Summer Activity Guide at  


The Morro Coast Audubon Society’s April In-Person Annual Members’ Meeting and Community Program takes place April 15 at 7 p.m. at Unitarian Universalist Church of San Luis Obispo, 2201 Lawton Ave., SLO. This is the second Annual Birds of SLO and Northern Santa Barbara counties curated and presented by Al King.  

All MCAS Community Programs are free and open to the public. All ages are welcome.

No signup/registration is required to attend. 

The presentation is an all-new program that showcasing the splendor of birds that live in the varied habitats from sandy beaches to oak woodlands, savannahs and alkali flats. The wide range of birds that live in or pass through these landscapes is truly amazing. Join us as we get a close-up look at these birds as they live their lives, in photos taken by some of the Central Coast’s finest nature photographers. The program will be set to original music created and recorded by the curator and presenter of the program, Al King. 

MCAS is excited to offer this program as an in-person event. If you are unable to attend in person, you will be able to view the program just a few days later, on our YouTube Channel. 

Readers are asked to consider helping out with setting out cookies, coffee and tea before the program, and cleaning up afterwards. MCAS especially needs a kitchen clean-up crew to help the event go smoothly. For questions or to get involved, contact Wendy at 


Join the City of San Luis Obispo’s Office of Sustainability and Natural Resources and the SLO County Library for the Sustainable SLO Earth Month Event Series highlighting the champions and community organizations that are leading efforts to reduce local pollution and address the climate crisis.  

Remaining events include: 

• 4/13 – Fix Your Stuff, Fix the Planet Lecture and Repair Race (iFixit) 

• 4/13 – Kids Garden Day (One Cool Earth) 

• 4/17 – Recycle Right Workshop (Science Discovery) 

• 4/20 – SLO County Earth Fest at Laguna Lake Park (Earth Day Alliance) 

• 4/22 – Good Fire and Indigenous Leadership in SLO (yak titʸu titʸu yak tiłhini) 

• 4/22 – Compost Application Tour and Discussion at Johnon Ranch (CSL-RCD) 

• 4/27 – Keys for Trees Planting (ECOSLO) 

• 5/4 – Speedweve Patch and Clothing Repair Workshop (SLO County Library) 

For more details about events, go to


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

• Button Making – Wednesday, April 17, 3 – 5 p.m. Create your very own fantastic pieces of flair using our button maker! For ages 8-18.

• Nintendo Switch – Wednesday, April 24, 3 – 5 p.m. Master your gaming skills and make new friends with our Nintendo Switch! We will provide one Switch for up to 4 players at a time – feel free to bring your own too. Games include Mario Kart and Just Dance.

• Create a Thaumatrope – Saturday, April 27, 10 – 11:30 a.m. Join presenter Luna as we learn how to create clay totems – inspired by los Atlantes de Tula, ancient warrior statues from Toltec culture. For ages 3+. This program is presented in Spanish and English.

• Teen Advisory Board – Saturday, April 27, 3 – 4 p.m.Looking for volunteer or community service hours? Help Librarian Emily plan teen events, create contest ideas, recommend books, movies and more. There will be snacks! For ages 13-18.


More than 100 different types of tomato plants will be available at Cal Poly’s annual Tomato Spectacular plant sale from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on April 20 at the Horticulture Unit near the Poly Plant Shop. This one-day event will be accompanied by live music on the lawn at the unit’s entrance while customers wait.

Brandywine, Kellogg’s Breakfast, Vintage Wine, and a selection of cherry tomato plants, including Nature’s Bites, are some of the unique cultivars that will be available during the student-run event, one of several hands-on opportunities offered by Cal Poly’s College of Agriculture, Food and Environmental Sciences. A catalogue of available varieties is at

This year the program is directed by a team of five students who have grown more than 5,000 tomato plants from seeds to provide home gardeners with quality plants that will produce fresh tomatoes throughout the summer. Students sow the seeds and grow the plants in campus greenhouses.

The plants are $6 each and are available on a first-come, first-served basis, with no holds or reservations made in advance. Customers are encouraged to bring boxes and/or wagons to transport plants to their vehicles.

The sale takes place at the Environmental Horticultural Sciences Building (No. 48) on Via Carta Road off Highland Drive. Parking will be provided for free in lot H14. Customer inquiries can be sent here:


The next El Moro Elfin Forrest Third Saturday Walk, Butterflies, takes place on April 20. Pat Brown will introduce several native plants and talk about the butterflies that sip their nectar and the caterpillars that eat their leaves. She will lead you to hangouts of variable checkerspot, Morro blue, swallowtail, hairstreak, and other butterflies that make the Elfin Forest their home. Bring a pair of close-focusing (5- 10 ft.) binoculars. Easy walk of 1 mile, 1.5 to 2 hours. Meet at 15th St. Reservations required at with the number of guests in subject line. Photo by Pat Brown


With a retro nod to the 50s fascination with outer space, Art Center Morro Bay asked artists to tap into their personal “outer limits” for this unusual exhibit. We prompted artists to draw on their childhood memories of such TV shows as “The Outer Limits” and the “Twilight Zone.” Or a different angle of the same subject could come from more recent obsessions over mysterious white balloons, the colonization of other planets, or, the Webb telescope providing us with mind-boggling celestial glimpses from the beginning of time. Most importantly, we ask artists to question their own personal “outer limits” as creators in this new world where, for example, artificial intelligence is currently challenging our perception of creativity. 

Regardless of the inspiration, the purpose of this exhibit is to play with the edge and to push the limits and test the outer boundaries. See the exhibit through May 13 at Art Center Morro Bay, 835 Main St. For more information, call (805) 772-2504 or go to Photo by Linda DeRosa


The 2024 Central Coast Guitar Show is on Saturday, April 20 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Veterans Memorial Building, 801 Grand Ave. in San Luis Obispo.

Admission at the door is $15 ($1 off if you bring in an instrument or amp to sell or trade)

Discounted advance sale admission tickets available at

For the price of admission, those attending the show may “walk-in” as many new, used, old or rare guitars, amplifiers, effects, parts or other musical items as you can carry to sell or trade at one time at no extra charge. In fact, get $1 off admission for walking in your gear to the show! There will be buyers who may be interested in buying or trading for your gear. For more info, call or text (805) 431-3067, or send an email to .


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