Events and Activities

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 16, 2021

See how a living wall is made. Join Gage Willey, curator of Cal Poly’s Plant Conservatory, for a live demonstration and talk about the construction of Cal Poly’s new living plant wall on Saturday, June 19th from 1 -2 p.m. Learn how living walls are constructed and maintained, and get a peek at what the new facility plans to offer to the Cal Poly campus and greater San Luis Obispo community. This program is in-person at the SLO Botanical Garden. Tickets are $5 SLOBG members/$10 for the public. There are a limited number of free student tickets available. Tickets include entry to the SLO Botanical Garden. For more information and to get your tickets, visit


Project Surf Camp’s 19th Annual Pre 4th of July BBQ, Blood Drive, & Raffle takes place Friday, June 25 from 12 – 4 p.m. in the Movement for Life clinic parking lot at 890 Shasta Ave. in Morro Bay where you can also pre-purchase raffle tickets. The event is a potluck, Williams said, and members of the community are welcomed to bring their favorite dish to share. Among the items in the raffle are a 43-inch TV set from Coast Electronics, a day of bass fishing and an ocean fishing trip on the Black Pearl. They are accepting donations for the raffle and monetary donations for Project Surf Camp at the clinic. All proceeds go directly to Project Surf Camp. New/used wetsuit donations are welcome.
Join Expanding Light: Celebrating Summer Solstice, a virtual evening of celebration with Kirtan Saraswati, with the Rev. Julie Darshini Hitchcock and the Rev. Nita Shankari Kenyon, from 6 to 7:10 p.m. Saturday, June 19. The event includes chanting, meditation, readings, and teachings. This is a Zoom online event and is offered on a donation basis. For more information send an email to or call 805-772-0306. To join the service or make a donation, go to:

Music fans don’t miss this. The Wax & Wares Music & Street fair takes place June 20 in the large parking lot behind Traffic Records along the 5800 block of Traffic Way in the heart of Downtown Atascadero. Think of this more of like a rock & roll flea Market. The event takes place the third Sunday of each month from 8 a.m. to noon. Live band Ducky’s Revenge will perform while live DJs spin your favorite tunes and Taqueria La Parrilla will be on site serving up breakfast burritos and tacos!
This event is hosted by Traffic Records, and The SLO Record Swap.
Don’t miss the Morro Bay Art Association Salon 2021exhibit celebrating 70 years of MBAA. The show runs through July 12, and features MBAA Member Artists and their choice of artwork that best represents their personal artistic journey. Artwork will be accompanied by the artist’s photo and brief bio. All art media and artistic approaches will be represented.
The Salon Wall concept, large groupings of art hung at different heights, allows us to honor great tradition and display a lot of pieces in the celebration of the rich, creative genius of our art community. The exhibit will be installed in the traditional French Salon format, in alphabetical order.
Art Center Morro Bay is located at 835 Main St. They are opened daily from 12 p.m. – 4 p.m. daily and can be reached at 805-772-2504 or Check out their website at

Each Tuesday through July 27 meet a different animal through Zoom, and learn about the people who work with them. This is part of the SLO County Libraries Summer Reading Program.
6/22 – Incredible Invertebrates
6/29 – Falconry 101
7/13 – Animals of the Rainforest
7/20 – What’s Up with Your Animal Tail?
7/27 – Amazing Aussie Animals
To register go to the Event Calendar at

The Spooner Ranch House, located in Montano de Oro, opens on July 1. A visit to the Spooner house provides a glimpse into what life was like for the family in the early 1900’s with period furnishings and the opportunity to interact with living history docents as members of the Spooner family. The Ranch House serves as a visitor’s center for the park with trail maps and park information. The Spooner Ranch House also includes a gift shop, with a variety of park-related merchandise available for purchase.
State Parks continues to follow guidance provided by the California Department of Public Health.

The KCBX Live Oak Music Festival on the Radio performance schedule for Father’s Day weekend takes place June 18-20, 2021 on the dial at 90.1. More than 15 bands are scheduled to perform during the virtual event, nine of which will perform live on stage from Castoro Cellars, which will be available to stream online for free and broadcast on KCBX FM. In addition to the performances, KCBX will play a collection of archive recordings from past Live Oak Music Festivals on the station’s FM frequencies as well as its live online stream at The weekend will also include a collection of newly recorded video performances filmed locally and specifically for the event. These videos are a new component since the first Live Oak on the Radio, which took place in 2020 in a more limited scope.

Live Oak on the Radio II is welcoming a wide variety of local and national touring artists to the stage for the live performances taking place at Castoro Cellars nightly from 5 until 10 p.m. Friday evening’s headliner is The White Buffalo. Supporting artists on Friday are the Cosmo Alleycats and Chris Beland & Harmony. The band Soul Scratch headlines the event on Saturday night, with support from Sunny War and B-Side Players. Dustbowl Revival will close out Sunday’s event, following performances by Doc Oliver and SambaDá. Emcee Joe Craven will host all three nights of the event.
In addition to a diverse array of musical performances, the public will have the opportunity to submit home videos for a virtual talent show competition with winners to be selected by the community through online voting. Local yoga instructors Tim Costa, Jessica Rose, and Jon and Natalie of Let’s Get Tuned will offer in-person and virtual yoga classes. For the kids, local authors Jasmine Pickett and Karen Winnick will read their children’s books during a virtual storytelling session, and there will be several fun art and craft projects available for download on the Live Oak website. There will also be an online auction featuring items donated to help raise money to support KCBX, including the 2021 Live Oak quilt made by Dorothy Deis, art from local artists, and items from local businesses.

The Morro Bay Art Center Summer Kids Art Program has started and offers 7 weeks of fun for kids 6 -12. Classes are Tuesdays & Thursdays, each week. Morning sessions are 9 – 12 p.m. for ages 6 – 8 years, and afternoon sessions are 1 – 4pm for ages 9 – 12 years. The cost is $40 per week (2 sessions per week). All Supplies Included! Sign up for the weeks you want.
Each week offers students a process art experience with experienced instructors, using a wide variety of art materials including painting, drawing, sculpture, collage and more. All instructors have been vaccinated and will wear masks. All artists are required to wear masks in class. Each session is limited to 12 artists, so sign up soon!
For more information on each week’s curriculum details and how to register, go to
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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