Events and Activities 4-20-2023

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 23, 2023

The Rotary Club of Los Osos will hold at Take-Away Dinner for Scholarships on Sunday, April 23 from 4 – 6 p.m, at the South Bay Community Center, 2180 Palisades Ave, Los Osos. Dinner for two includes a full rack or St. Louis Style pork ribs, two baked potatoes with toppings, coleslaw salad and a sweet for $50. 

Advance purchase online at or purchase from your local Rotarians or pay in person using cash, check, debit, credit or tap

Call for more information 805-591-0563.


Join the celebration of Creek Lands Conservation’s 40th anniversary of saving our creeks for fish, wildlife and people from Monterey to Ventura on Friday, April 21 from 4:30 – 7:30 ap.m. at SLO Museum of Art, 1010 Broad St, San Luis Obispo. There is live music, speakers, complimentary wine and light bites.

This event commemorates the group’s start as Central Coast Salmon Enhancement, raising salmon in Avila Bay, providing learning experiences for thousands of students with Trout in the Classroom, and working with local communities to enhance habitat for wildlife within the waterways in our collective backyards.

They now continue as Creek Lands Conservation in the San Luis Obispo Creek watershed kicking off the SLO Creek Resiliency and Rewilding Action Plan with funding from the Harold J. Miossi Charitable Trust. 

Schedule of Activities 
4:30 p.m.- Ribbon Cutting: Outside the Museum 
5:30 – 7:30 p.m. – Reception inside the Museum 

Attendees will hear Jesse Trace, master of ceremonies and board member of Creek Lands; and Steph Wald, watershed projects manager, who is being honored for her 20 years on staff 

Limited tickets are available for this free event, but you must RSVP for entrance.


Cuesta College’s Ethnic Studies Department presents the 2023 Ethnic Studies Teach-In on April 21 from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. The Teach-In continues the tradition of student movements advocating for a relevant and inclusive education open to all community members, including students, faculty, staff, administrators, families, and more. The event will be hybrid on the San Luis Obispo campus and online via Zoom and YouTube live stream.  

The program includes keynote speaker Dr. Brittany Wiley, ethnic studies professor from Shasta College and Paso Robles High School alumna, who will be joined by student-led workshops and an art showcase, lunch with a drag performance by Cal Poly Drag Club, and a plenary panel with local educators and school administrators from San Luis Obispo and Santa Barbara County school districts. It is moderated by Dr. Aletha M. Harven, host of the YouTube series, “Transformative Conversations” on promoting equity and inclusion in education and beyond. The event will also feature live Spanish interpretation thanks to Bridging Voices-Uniendo Voces. 

Register for Zoom with Spanish interpretation available: Register for in-person at Cuesta College’s SLO Campus:  


Bring your Mother and be Civilized at the Dallidet Adobe & Gardens, 1185 Pacific Street, San Luis Obispo on Saturday, May 13 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

This is your chance to celebrate daughters, mothers, and grandmothers by experiencing this great British tradition. Refined culture, refreshing food, and relaxing nature will be yours to discover. A harpist will set the mood, and the selection of silent auction items will offer the chance to take home more than memories. Join the raffle for a chance to win a beautiful pearl necklace. Every table pours from a unique teapot. Every seat sips from a unique teacup. 

Tickets are $50 for adults, $15 for kids under 13 or a table for $400. Buy tickets and check out the menu at


The Resource Development Team, with Rita Erwin as the chairperson, is hosting 10 Food Truck Fridays in the parking lot of St. Timothy’s Catholic Church, 962 Piney Way, Morro Bay. Food purchases are cash only.

The proceeds from these events will go to the church’s building and maintenance account, as they have installed solar and will be installing a non-harmful bird deterrent program to make sure the solar panels stay as clean as possible.

The event will have up to five food trucks, dining al fresco or to go as well as live music. The events run from 4 – 7 p.m. on April 21, May 26, June 9, June 30, July 14, July 28, August 11, August 25, September 1 and September 15. 


Cambria Center for the Arts, 1530 Main Street, Cambria presents Finding the Light by accomplished photographer and internationally shown artist, Liz Hampton-Derivan, who has begun experimenting with mixed media, hot and cold wax, paints and pastels to create an exhibit of unexpected and delightful imagery. In her work, she seeks the light in all its forms from the physical to the light within her soul. She would like the viewer to feel the brilliance of each precious moment, to experience hope, peace, and joy, or maybe just a smile.

The exhibit is displayed through April 30. 

For membership and information go to


The Alzheimer’s Association invites folks to the Healthy Aging Club, an active social club for those living in the early stages of dementia. Keep your brain and body active with different activities. Meet others who are living in the Early Stages and want to remain cognitively and socially active. The club meets on the second and fourth Thursdays of every month (4/13, 4/27, 5/11, 5/25) from 10 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. at St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church Boydston Room (1344 Nipomo St. San Luis Obispo). RSVP at or or 805-342-0956.


It’s time again for the Cayucos Lions’ Club’s Spring Antique Street Faire, happening May 7 from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. rain or shine. Parking is free and is available on nearby street areas and public lots with the event happening along Ocean Avenue between E Street and Cayucos Drive. For more information or to become a vendor visit

Start planning early. The Cayucos Chamber of commerce and Cayucos Lions’ Club are seeking volunteers for 4th of July festivities. Folks are needed for the parade, trash cleanup and Front Street Faire.  If your family, friends, business, or organization would like to participate in this year’s parade, go to the website at:  and fill out an application.  The deadline for submitting applications is May 15.

The Cayucos Lions club hosts the July 4th Independence Day Parade. The Parade starts promptly at 10 a.m., and it goes down Ocean Avenue thru downtown.  It is going to be larger than ever this year, due to people wanting to get out and about. Make plans to arrive early as parking can take a while.  The parade theme this year is “Sand & Surf, Stars & Stripes.” The Lions Club is also putting on a BBQ roast beef sandwiches and BBQ oysters lunch that starts selling at noon. 

Early risers can join in the Sand Sculpture contest. Arrive 4 a.m. – 5 a.m. and wrap up by 10 a.m. There are prizes for adults and kids.

The Chamber puts on the firework show starting at about 9 p.m. For more information, go to


Cal Poly’s University Art Gallery’s 2023 Juried Student Show, featuring exceptional student work from art and design classes, runs through May 12.

Juried by artist Chen Tianquitao, a visiting photography educator at Iowa State University, Montserrat College of Art and Rhode Island School of Design, the pieces were carefully culled from a much larger pool of submissions. 

The opening reception starts at 5 p.m. Thursday, April 13, in the gallery on the ground floor of the Dexter Building (No. 34). The exhibition is free and open to the public from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. The show concludes May 12.


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.

• Featured Wall Artist: Bob Rodgers with portraits and landscapes

• Display Case: Fayla Chapman with seashell creatures

• 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.

• 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.

• 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.

• Cartoon Club – Friday, May 5 from 2:30 – 4:30 p.m. Zap! Pow! Learn how to create characters, draw backgrounds, build a story and more during a fun comics-filled afternoon! Paper, pens and pencils provided – you bring the inspiration. For ages 8-18. 

• Making Seashell Creatures – Saturday, May 6 from 1 – 3 p.m. Choose from a variety of seashells to make your very own creature! Recommended for 7+, or younger with active adult participation.


Take part in the SLO Botanical Garden’s Founders Walk on Tuesday, May 2 from noon – 1:30 p.m. Members are free and non-members are $10.

Join gardening expert and SLOBG founder Eve Vigil for great tips and tricks for your garden. Subjects may touch on the Garden’s history, what’s in bloom, important maintenance – when and why – or whatever interests the group. Have you ever wondered how the garden beds were initially prepared, what the irrigation schedule is or anything about the plants?  Well, come on out and ask Eve. Meet new people and learn great tips and tricks for having a stunning water-frugal garden.

Bring water and comfortable shoes for our walk around the garden. 

For more information about registering for this program, email, or call (805) 541 – 1400 x302


The 7th Annual Bee & Butterfly Faire is on Sunday, May 7 from 12 noon until 4 p.m. It is a free, family-friendly event featuring local foods and artisan ciders, live music, face painting and candle-making, a solar telescope, an observational beehive and bat house, hands-on awareness of bees, bats and butterflies as pollinators, and a pet costume and parade with prizes. This even is put on by the non-profit Beautify Cambria, and Dark Skies, in tandem with the Cambria Historical Museum.


The SLO Botanical Garden presents SOUL and SOIL: Prenatal & Postnatal Gatherings on Tuesdays, April 25, May 2, 9

10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Members are free, non-members are $10, and children are free.

Studies show that digging in the dirt can uplift your spirit. The friendly bacteria, Mycobacterium vaccae, present in the soil stimulates serotonin production, acting as a natural antidepressant. SLO Botanical Garden believes the lack of understanding around prenatal and postnatal care has resulted in isolated, overlooked, and overwhelmed mothers, and that “postnatal” is not a stage, but forever. The SLO Botanical Garden offers a safe space (and plenty of healthy soil) to help us connect to our bodies, our littles, the natural world, and each other. Including snacks, activities, and care for little ones, join them for grounding in your pregnancy and lifelong postpartum journey. Bring water, comfortable shoes, sunscreen, snacks and messy play clothes for your children, and an optional blanket or mat if you’d like to sit on the floor.

For more information about registering for this program, email, or call (805) 541 – 1400 x302.


From April 28-30, Morro Bay invites participants to unplug from technology and enjoy the fresh ocean breeze, the sounds of the gentle waves, and the sight of colorful kites scattered across the sky at the Morro Bay Kite Festival. This annual fun, free event brings people of all ages together in a safe, relaxing environment to learn and participate in the art of kite flying. The festival serves as a chance for the Morro Bay community and kite enthusiasts alike to share their knowledge with those who have never built or flown a kite. Visitors are invited to join in for some good old-fashioned fun and leave with heartwarming lifelong memories. Located at Coleman Beach, participants will enjoy stunning views of the bay and the iconic Morro Rock while kite flying.

• Friday Night Flight with light up kites from 5 p.m.- 9 p.m.
• Saturday Full Day from 10 a.m.- 5 p.m. 
• Kite Give away – Sat only
• Candy drop: 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. wind dependent
• Sunday Full Day 10 a.m.- 5 p.m.

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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