Events and Activities 4-7-2022

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.

April 7, 2022

The Cal Poly Music Department presents a recital at 2 p.m. Saturday, April 9, in the Spanos Theatre (No. 44) on campus. The recital is one of many scheduled events for Cal Poly’s 29th annual Open House. 

The event features instrumentalists and vocalists. The student performers are from a variety of majors, and all are involved in at least one of the department’s large, premier ensembles including Cal Poly’s Choirs, Symphony, University Jazz Bands, 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 more information on the recital, call the Music Department at 805-756-2406 

The Morro Bay White Caps Community Band is celebrating the coming of spring with a free afternoon of toe-tapping music at Grandma’s Frozen Yogurts. The White Caps, a vibrant community institution going strong since the 1970s, will play on Saturday April 23 from 2:30 p.m. – 5 p.m. during the Morro Bay Farmer’s Market. Find out more at www.morrobaywhitecaps.com. Photo by Frances Gaul Photography

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Cuesta College invites the public to the 5th Annual Plant Sale from Apr. 8-11. Plants are grown by agriculture students and faculty and include 43 tomato varieties, hot and sweet peppers, squash, herbs, perennials, and more. 

“We welcome the community to participate in the plant sale and grow delicious, unique tomatoes and other tasty vegetables selected to thrive in our area,” said Dean Harrell, Agriculture Plant Science Instructor. “You’ll be inspired by the Cuesta College Plant Science team of students and support a program that is helping to develop future agriculturists.”

Proceeds benefit the Cuesta College Agriculture Plant Science program, which teaches sustainable plant, soil, and water science practices. 

Orders may be picked up at the North County Campus, Pete Cagliero Plant Science Facility on Apr. 8 and 9 at a chosen time slot and at the San Luis Obispo Campus on Apr. 11 from 12:30 – 3:00 p.m. in Parking Lot 3.

The 33rd Annual Bay-Osos Kiwanis Club Easter Egg Hunt returns after a two-year break due to COVID-19. It takes place Saturday, April 16 at the grass area by the South Bay Community Center. At 10 a.m. fun activities begin; at 10:30 a.m. contest entries are due for Best Costume or Best Home-Decorated Egg. Prizes will be awarded for each age group: 1-2. 3-4, 5-7 and 8-10; at 10:30 a.m. Story Time Presented By Los Osos Library takes place; and at 11 a.m. the egg hunt begins. For more information, call 805-801-4444.

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San Luis Obispo Repertory Theatre’s Academy of Creative Theatre (ACT) is accepting registrations for its Spring 2022 Theatre Classes and Camps. All ACT programs take place in a lively, nurturing, fun environment and are taught by professional teaching artists who are passionate and skilled at working with young performers. After school classes will launch on April 18 and are available at all experience levels for children ages 5-18. Two special Spring Break Camps will also be offered April 11-15 on a split schedule for children in grades 2-4 and grades 5-7.

Tuition cost ranges from $149-$199 for ACT programs. Thanks to a grant from the Central Coast Funds for Children, generous scholarships are available so that every child with a desire to learn can participate. Registration materials are available in both English and Spanish; all classes are taught in English. Go to slorep.org, for a schedule, registration, scholarship applications, and information on how SLO REP is addressing COVID-19.

Poem of the Body is SLO County painters David Limrite and Lena Rushing will hold a show at the San Luis Obispo Museum of Art, 1010 Broad St. in SLO, through May 29. David works in graphite, charcoal, acrylic, and collage, creating mysterious, dramatic, energetic, dark, and edgy figurative work. Lena’s work features a strong, unconventional female presence relying heavily on symbolism.

Image, “The Goddess and the Serpent” by Lena Rushing

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Paso Robles Art in the Park returns April 9 at the Downtown City Park with over 135 fine artists and craft designers ready to showcase their creations including our very own Andrew Wilkie of Morro Bay and Elaine Hyde of Los Osos. All items are handcrafted by the artist. Admission is free. The show is 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, April 9, and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday, April 10.

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Enjoy the SLO The SLO Botanical Garden, 3450 Dairy Creek Road inside El Chorro Regional Park for free on Saturday, April 9 from 9 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. There will be a garden themed art activity outside of the Education Center. Art supplies will be provided, courtesy of Rita’s Rainbows. For more information, contact dara@slobg.org or call 805-541-1400 x 302.

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Plant fans can go further out of town to purchase items for the garden and support a fundraiser for horticulture student scholarships. The Central Coast Greenhouse Growers Association (CCGGA) will hold its 19th Annual Open House on Saturday, April 9, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. CCGGA member nurseries throughout Nipomo and Arroyo Grande will open their doors to the general public in efforts to raise money for their scholarship fund. Several growers will offer nursery tours of their facilities, in addition to their highly anticipated local plant and flower sales. This is an opportunity for the public to visit with growers and learn firsthand, how to care for the outstanding plant and flower products that these nurseries sell. For more information and locations, call1-800-961-8901 or visit www.ccgga.com and look under the “open house” tab. 

The Cambria Center for the Art 1350 Main St in Cambria, has a call for fiber and textile artists for the Gallery’s next show: Entanglements III, which opens May 7 and run through June 26. 

Cambria Center for the Arts’ Gallery seeks to exhibit the best of contemporary, as well as traditional fiber art and invites submissions that reflect this wide range of textile creations; and to include innovative works rooted in traditional fiber processes, structure, and material. For more information, send an email to gallery@cambriaarts.org or call 805-927-8190.

The Morro Coast Audubon Society Community Zoom Program: Birds of SLO – 2021 Part 1 is presented by Dave Keeling with music by Oliver Glynn. It takes place Monday, April 18 at 7 p.m. Join the Zoom meeting at bit.ly/3CaxW4C and use meeting ID: 257 500 2542 and passcode: morrocoast. Birds of SLO, 2021 Part 1 is a slide show featuring outstanding images of birds taken in San Luis Obispo County between January and May of last year by some of our finest nature photographers. The photos are amazing, and their impact is heightened by the live piano accompaniment provided by Oliver Glynn.  Among the highlights will be some heartwarming baby pictures of great horned owls, pied-billed grebes, American kestrels, and a few from the heron rookery in Morro Bay. Also featured are the elusive Streak-backed Oriole, another first for the Birds of SLO series.

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