Events and Activities 6-29-2023

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.

June 29, 2023

Cambria Center for the Arts is seeking original 2 and 3-D art of all types, large and small to exhibit concurrently with their next featured artist: Tom Gould: Connections. “On the Central Coast, nature presents ever-changing visual stimulation”.

Submit up to four pieces online through July 2. For more information visit http://www.cambriaarts.org

Exhibit runs July 7-Sept 3 with an opening reception on July 8 from 4:30-6 p.m. 

Gallery hours Fri-Sun 12-4 p.m.

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Bay Love plays Monday, July 3 at the fifth annual Cayucos Community Beach Concert at Montecito Point. The duo starts the festivities playing from 4 – 5p.m. followed by Erin & The Earthquakes (the new home of The Betty Boys!), with The Charities finishing out the evening.

Enter the beach at the Studio Drive Beach Access (near Old Creek Rd) and walk to the casita on the rock. Bring friends, family, fur babies, chairs, food, drinks, and a donation for the town.

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

• Cartoon Club – Wednesday, July 5, 3 – 5 p.m.

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. 

• Teen Crafternoon – Saturday, July 8, 2 – 4 p.m.

This Saturday, learn how to mend and cover small holes, tears and stains on clothing. Will you make it blend in or embrace visible mending? Bring a beloved garment to fix! All other materials provided. For ages 11-18. 

• Cartooning for Tweens with Kane and P-Nut – Tuesday, July 11, 1 – 2:30 p.m.

Howdy tweens! Join ‘toonist Kane Lynch (and P-nut the Cat) for a comic making experience like no other. Learn about character design, creating scenery, and telling unique stories, finishing off with a comic story of your own to take home. All skill levels welcome. For ages 8-13. 

• Marble Run – Wednesday, July 12, 3 – 5 p.m.

Play with marbles, build your own creations and have lots of fun. All ages welcome.

• Pacific Wildlife Care – Tuesday, July 18, 10:30-11:30 a.m.

The Pacific Wildlife Care team is bringing some animal friends to the Morro Bay Library! Come meet an American kestrel, a Virginia opossum and a raven.

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SLO Skiers, a local, non-profit sports and social club for adults has its next monthly meeting at Dairy Creek Golf Course Clubhouse in San Luis Obispo at 5:30 pm on Wednesday, July 5.  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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Enjoy Laurel Sherrie’s Paintings “Visual Vignettes, Point Buchon” at  SLO Provisions
1255 Monterey St, San Luis Obispo from July 5 – 31, 2023. There is a reception July 7 from
5-8 p.m. during Art After Dark.

Although there are some large paintings in this exhibit, they are merely “vignettes” compared to the breathtaking panoramic grandeur of this pristine trail. If you have been there, you know, but whether you’ve been or not, you’re invited to come to SLO Provisions and experience Laurel’s painted interpretations of this pristine rugged shoreline with those mesmerizing cliffs and sea stack formations. She spent considerable time painting the Point Buchon Trail over a period of two years, returning again and again to paint on site.

For more information, check out www.laurelsherrie.com and

www.sloprovisions.com.

Image “Pt. Buchon Trail, Stonehenge Out of the Mist” oil on canvas, 30” x 48” ©Laurel Sherrie

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The following are free events brought to you by the Los Oso Library 2075 Palisades, Ave, 805-528-1862. All library programs follow current California and County of San Luis Obispo health guidelines.

• Display Case: Fayla Chapman with scat samples

• 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. Guest Storyteller: Kimberly Olson, July 6 and Dyllan Coelho-Holm, July 20. Stories, dance, and music for toddlers and preschoolers.

• Stay Young with Qi Gong! – Fridays, 9:00-10:00 (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.  

• Macrame Art Class – Saturday, July 1, 10:30-11:30 a.m. In this free art class, you’ll learn simple knots and create a mini air plant hanger. All supplies will be provided. Space is limited; registration required. For adults.

• Teen Crafternoon – Saturday, July 1, 2- 4 p.m.

This Saturday’s craft is paper-crafted flowers. All materials provided! For ages 11-18.

•Cartoon Club – Friday, July 7, 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.

•Magician Jim Wilson – Saturday, July 8, 11 a.m.-12 p.m.

Join us for a fun morning of magic by magician extraordinaire Jim Wilson. He will levitate people and make things disappear; you will laugh and be amazed! All Ages.

• Read Together – Wednesday, July 13, 5:30-6:45 p.m.

Jonniepat Mobley facilitates the group reading of a play/script.  No audition necessary. Come in, take a script and we will read the play aloud together. This month is “Lights Out at 9:30: Tales From the Homeless Shelter”

*Marble Run – Friday, July 14, 2:30 – 4:30 p.m. Play with marbles! Build your own creations and have lots of fun

• Sweet Springs Field Trip – Saturday, July 15, 10 a.m.- 12 p.m.

Meet at Sweet Springs Nature Preserve for a family fun day! Spot birds, local plants and beautiful views. This event is held at 660 Ramona Ave in Los Osos. Stop by the library afterwards for your next great read! All ages welcome. Note: pets are not allowed and there are no restrooms on site.

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Summer Art for kids 2-Part Series. Enjoy Art in the Afternoon with Zoe for ages 6-12 from 2:30 – 5 p.m. The cost is $120/week. Each week offers three creative sessions with an experienced art teacher using a wide variety of art techniques and mediums. All materials and snacks are included. 

• July 5-7 (W/Th/F) Marine Marvels: Exploring the Sea life of Morro Bay

• July 11-13 (T/W/Th) Wonders of Art: Exploring Cultures through the Seven Wonders to inspire artist’s own mixed media creations.

• July 25-27 (T/W/Th) Face Time: Exploring Portraits in Diverse Styles: faces & expressions and experimenting with different artistic styles & approaches.

• August 1-3 (T/W/Th) Artful Narratives: Exploring Storytelling in Art by exploring visual imagery to tell stories, convey emotions and ignite the imagination.

Also check out Art Explorations with Spencer for ages 6-12 on Thursdays from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. The cost is $40 per class.

In this class series, students will explore drawing and acrylic painting focusing on an influential artist and recreate a famous piece of art from history.

• August 3: Abstract Expressionism & Jackson Pollock 

• August 10: Pop Art & Keith Haring

Register online at www.artcentermorrobay.org 

Questions? Email artcenterkids.morrobay@gmail.com  

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The 27th Annual Concerts in the Plaza season, hosted by Downtown SLO and presented by Sunset Honda runs on Fridays from 5–8 p.m. On July 7, check out IMUA (r&b/soul/funk) with Jon Millsap.

This summer, the community is invited to gather every Friday for free live music in San Luis Obispo’s Mission Plaza. Concerts in the Plaza is the largest free concert series on the Central Coast, featuring live local music, dancing, and drinks in the heart of downtown San Luis Obispo. All concerts are free to the public and family friendly. The 2023 series will run every Friday through September 8, 2023. The opening singer-songwriter begins at 5 p.m., and the band performs from 6–8 PM. Food and drink will be available, and guests are welcome to bring outside food; outside alcohol is not allowed. Enjoy beers from Firestone-Walker Brewing Company, wine from Dunites Wine Company, and hard cider from SLO Cider, along with eats from Woodstock’s Pizza and Quesadilla Gorilla. The official 2023 bar menu can be found here. Downtown SLO is eliminating single-use plastics at Concerts in the Plaza; all beverages are sold in reusable cups or aluminum cans. Attendees are strongly encouraged to bring their own reusable cups (no glass) 12oz souvenir cups will be available for purchase. Free bike valet is provided by Bike SLO County and located off Chorro Street. Pets are not allowed at Concerts in the Plaza. 

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