Events and Activities 7-27-2023

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.

July 31, 2023

SLO Skiers, a local, non-profit sports and social club for adults is having its next monthly meeting at Dairy Creek Golf Course Clubhouse in San Luis Obispo at 5:30 pm on Wednesday, August 2.  Meetings are freeand 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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Happening tonight, July 27 — Check out a screening of the film “American Hospitals: Healing a Broken System” at the South Bay Community Center in Los Osos at 7 p.m. Admission is free for this 1-hour video with a discussion following. “American Hospitals” was produced by the same team that made “Fix It, Big Pharma” and “Big Money Agenda.” It dissects the underlying economic structure of hospitals to reveal why healthcare costs are out of control and what can be done to reform the system.

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

Featured Wall Artist: Ken Christensen with landscapes in oil and watercolor.

Display Case: Central Coast Woodcarvers.

• 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.

• Cartoon Club – Friday, August 4, 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.

• Ozobots – Friday, August 11, 2023 2:30-4:30

Come to the Los Osos Library and write code to control a robot with just markers and paper!  

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Tickets are on sale for the Central Coast State Park Association’s Butterfly Ball on October 14 2023 at the Octagon Barn located at 4400 Octagon Way , San Luis Obispo. Join them for a night filled with dance and entertainment, informative presentations from local experts, plated dinner by Trumpet Vine Catering, a silent auction and an awards ceremony.

This year’s gala, An Adventure in Wonderland, supports western monarch butterflies and expanding the Western Monarch Trail by increasing outreach and education to more locations along their migration route. Join the fun in your best cocktail attire and/or Alice in Wonderland inspired outfits!  

For more information and to buy tickets, go to https://centralcoastparks.org/butterfly-ball.

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Preparations for The Monday Club’s Centennial celebration in 2024 begin in August with new Living History tours at the Club at 1815 Monterey Street, San Luis Obispo from 1 – 4 p.m. on August 14, 21 and Sept 18.

When you enter the doors of the Julia Morgan designed Monday Club you will walk with docents who will take you back to the 1920’s and 30’s where the Depression was affecting every household, prohibition was in full swing, and women had just been given the right to vote. It was a time of social, forward-thinking women dedicated to civic duty to serve their community, to give a voice to the underserved and to strengthen the lives of those who had previously not found a place of community.

Here attendees will learn about the intersecting lives of early pioneer club members and their connection with Julia Morgan. Experience the Architecture of this very talented and overlooked woman that was awarded the first female architectural license in California as well as the first 

Tours run approximately one hour in length. Doors open to the public every 2nd and 3rd Mondays, from 1- 4 p.m., unless otherwise scheduled 

Get information about reservations and group sizes at https://themondayclubslo.org/DOCENT-TOURS

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The 49th Annual Antique Gasoline Engine Show takes place Aug. 5-6 at North Ocean Avenue and D Street in Cayucos from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Dozens of gas and steam-driven engines from throughout the Central Coast will be on display will be on display. They will be seen grinding corn, pumping water, sawing logs, and animating various moving figures. Members of the Early Dan Gasoline Engine and Tractor Association will be on hand to discuss the history and use of the old machines. Learn about the early form of energy that was used before the internal combustion engine and electric motors were developed. The show is free and open to the public. 

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

 • Cartoon Club – Wednesday, August 2, 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 are provided, you bring the inspiration. For ages 8-18. 

• Teen Crafternoon – Saturday, August 5, 2- 4 p.m.

Come on down for crafts & snacks! This Saturday’s craft will be origami kusudama flowers and balls. For ages 11-18.

 • Learn and Play Lotería – Wednesday, August 9, 3:30-5:30 p.m.

Learn about traditional lotería cards! Presenter Luna will discuss the cultural significance of the game and demonstrate how to play. Then we’ll all get to play the game of chance! This program will be presented in Spanish and English. For ages 3+  

• Nintendo Switch – Wednesday, August 16, 3-5 p.m.

Master your gaming and fine motor skills with our Nintendo Switch! We will provide one Switch for up to 4 players at a time – feel free to bring your own too. Games include Mario Kart and Just Dance. 

• Rock Paintings – Wednesday, August 23, 3:30-5:30 p.m.

Learn about pictographs, petroglyphs and more before creating your very own piece of rock art to take home! Presenter Luna will guide us through the history and process of rock art. This program will be presented in Spanish and English. All ages welcome.

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Tickets and sponsorships now available for the 8th Annual Gala and Auction, Sunset on South Beach

Step into the neon-soaked streets of South Beach at the 8th Annual Gala and Auction benefiting the Cancer Support Community California Central Coast (CSC) on Saturday, August 19. The extraordinary event is dedicated to raising funds and spreading awareness for those impacted by cancer here in San Luis Obispo County. Themed “Sunset on South Beach,” guests will enjoy dinner and dancing, along with a live and silent auction on the stunning grounds of Rava Wines in Paso Robles.

Marking another year of CSC’s commitment to supporting individuals and families facing the challenges of cancer, the annual gala is the nonprofit’s signature fundraiser. Showcasing a live and silent auction with items graciously donated by local individuals and businesses, the gala will help raise vital funds to enhance the organization’s extensive programs and services. Additionally, the yearly gala highlights incredible individuals who have made significant contributions to the cancer community through their patient care, and philanthropic efforts. 

The radiant ambiance of Sunset on South Beach will give attendees the opportunity to connect with fellow supporters, survivors, medical professionals, and community leaders. The evening kicks off with tantalizing appetizers and a Silent Auction before delighting in dinner and an energetic Live Auction. Both the live and silent auctions will feature unique trips, dining opportunities, surprises and more! Guests will then close the fun-filled night with a spin on the dance floor. 

Tickets are available for purchase at cscslo.org/gala. Various sponsorship opportunities are open for individuals, businesses, and organizations looking to make a lasting impact. Photo courtesy of Shelby Caitlin Photography

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Join the Cayucos Library, 310 B St. for the following free events. Call them at (805) 995-3312, for more information or go to  www.slolibrary.org. 

• Finger Painting for Kids: Friday, August 4 at 10:30 a.m. Encourage your child’s creativity through messy art on our patio! Dress for mess. Children of all ages welcome.

• Family Paint: Tuesday, August 8 at 2:30 p.m. Work together with your family to create an ocean themed painting. Presented by Debbie George. Registration required. Give us a call or visit slolibrary.org to register.

• Sensory Playtime for Babies and Toddlers: Friday, August 18 at 10:30 a.m. Let your little one lead the way in this open-ended playtime! Babies and toddlers will use their five senses to explore our play stations.

• We also have Chair Yoga every Tuesday at 11am (no class on August 1), Family Storytime every Wednesday at 10 a.m. (no storytime on August 30) and Booked for Lunch on August 11 at noon. 

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The Lazy Days of Summer and Central Coast Woodturners Juried Show takes place August 10, through September 18 at Art Center Morro Bay, 835 Main St, Morro Bay. There will be an artist reception Sunday, August 13 from 2-4 p.m.

Artists were asked to create artworks en plein aire, (French for outdoors) inspired by the beautiful scenery and colorful wildlife found throughout the gentle sloping landscapes of the Central Coast. Enjoy the nature inspired scenes imbued with romance, desire and dramatic light often found in plein air paintings and other nature scenes. 

In addition, Morro Bay Art Association present a juried show of the Central Coast Woodturners. This non-themed show focuses on selected wood turned artwork.  

Woodturning is the craft of using the wood lathe with hand-held tools to cut a shape that is symmetrical around an axis of rotation. Like the potter’s wheel, the wood lathe is a simple mechanism which can generate a variety of forms limited only by the imagination of the artist or craftsperson. 

The Central Coast Woodturners group have a working relationship with the Marian Regional Medical Center Foundation and Beads of Courage supplying lidded bowls and wig trees to both children and seniors dealing with cancer on the Central Coast.

Art Center Morro Bay is open daily, 12 – 4 p.m. For more information, call 805-772-2504 or go to www.artcentermorrobay.org.

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