Events and Activities 6-30-22

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.

July 1, 2022

Veteran fighter pilot, Lt. Col. Ed Cobleigh will speak at the Estrella Warbirds Museum’s monthly dinner on July 6, 4251 Dry Creek Road in Paso Robles. Ed will recount adventures in his career as a fighter pilot with the U. S. Air Force, U. S. Navy, Royal Air Force, Imperial Iranian Air Force, and the French Air Force. He also instructed at the USAF Fighter Weapons School, USN’s Top Gun school, and Royal Air Force’s Qualified Weapons Instructor course. As an Air Intelligence Officer, Ed worked with the CIA, FBI, and MI6 on a variety of covert intelligence projects. 

Ed will also describe his fascination with the Peregrine Falcons at Morro Rock.

The dinner is catered and reservations should be made by Monday, July 4. Tickets can be purchased for $25 per person on-line at www.ewarbirds.org/museum/reservations.shtml or by calling 805 296-1935. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. with a no-host bar and dinner will be served at 6:30p.m.. 

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Axe Throwing takes place on Fridays from11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. and Saturdays, 12-6 p.m. at Bayside Martial Arts, 1200 2nd St., Los Osos. Enjoy the art of axe throwing in a safe and fun environment. Kids ages 10 and older are welcome with an adult. No personal axes are permitted. For more information, call 805-528-4880.

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Morro Bay Art Association hosts the Pastel Society of the West Coast and their 36th annual International Exhibition of Pastels USA. This juried event is a collective of exceptional pastel artworks featuring some of the finest contemporary artists in the world. Many of the artists are internationally acclaimed. Former entries have come from all over North America and as far away as Africa, Turkey, Asia and Europe! 

“Pastels USA” is on display through August 8. The opening reception is Sunday, July 3 from 2-4 p.m. and the closing reception features the award ceremony on the last day of this event, Sunday, August 7 from 2-4 p.m. These events are free and open to the public. 

Join Art Center Morro Bay, 835 Main Street, Morro Bay, for a monthly meeting geared toward sharing information about what’s happening at the center along with a free, fun filled, interactive art demonstration presented by the Art Central store in SLO. 

During this interactive art demonstration, Spencer Collins will show folks how to use Piñata Colors. Use vivid alcohol inks on Yupo  and Posca Markers to add extra flair.  Piñata Colors clean up with alcohol and re-wet themselves, allowing for unique effects and techniques not easily achieved with water-based inks. This general meeting takes place July 11, 3 – 5 p.m. It is free and open to the public. For more information, contact Kirsti Wothe at mrswothe@yahoo.com or visit 

www.artcentermorrobay.org

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The Central Coast Dragon Boat Association is recruiting men with a series of five Special ‘Guys Only’ Paddles on Tuesdays. This is a great opportunity for men of all ages to try the team sport of dragon boating. The ‘Guys Only’ Paddles are at 5:15 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. on July 5, July 12, July 19 and July 26; all Tuesdays.

Meet at Sub Sea Tours at 699 Embarcadero #9, Morro Bay. Equipment and training will be provided. Men can come to any one or more of the paddles. The first paddle is free. After the first paddle, the organization requests a $10 donation.

For more information, visit CCDBA.org, or e-mail Sandy Mitchell at director3@ccdba.org.

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Seven Sisters Gallery, 601 Embarcadero Ste. 8

Morro Bay, presents The Plein Air Team. Acrylic artist, Nancy Lynn, and husband, watercolorist, Robert Fleming, have an ongoing show of originals and giclee prints of Morro Bay and local birds. For more information, call 805-772-9955.

Check out Butch Cassidy and the Sunburnt Kid at the Great American Melodrama in Oceano on Wednesdays-Saturdays, 7 p.m., Saturdays, Sundays, 2 p.m. and Sundays, 6 p.m. through Aug. 6. This gut-busting parody follows the adventures of Butch and Sundance as they change the course of history in the Old West. En route to Bolivia, the two outlaws find the perfect hideout in a town where nothing ever happens. For more information and to purchase tickets, go to www.americanmelodrama.com. 

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