Events and Activities 9-21-2023

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.

September 21, 2023

The 39+ Dance Club is a non-profit organization that strives to provide a safe space for seniors to visit with their old friends and make new ones; and to listen to their favorite music and dance. We meet every last Wednesday of the month from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., at Morro Bay Community Center, 1001 Kennedy Lane, Morro Bay. For more information call 805-471-0895, The next dance is Wednesday, September 27, 2023.


On September 23, 2023 Na Mele O Ke Kai of San Luis Obispo and Hula Anyone of Santa Barbara, a 501(c)(3) Non-Profit organization, present LOKAHI, Coming Together, with six-time Na Hoku Hanohano Award winning Hawaiian music group, WAIPUNA!  The concert also features Grammy nominated artist, Walt Keale.  The beautiful dancers of Na Mele O Ke Kai and Hula Anyone will perform throughout the evening.  These two schools, specializing in the art form of the hula, are committed to helping to preserve and perpetuate the culture and traditions of Hawai’i and to bring about a greater understanding and appreciation for the culture and diversity of the islands. 

This promises to be a hula, Hawaiian music and fun-time extravaganza. If you love Hawaiian music then you must not miss LOKAHI!  Doors open at 6:00 pm for raffle and wine tasting at the Harold J. Miossi CPAC at Cuesta College, SLO.  Concert starts at 7:00 pm.  All tickets are general seating $35. Parking in Lot2A included with admission; no permit necessary. Tickets and info 805-242-6878 or (on-line fees apply).


Join a two-part public service event in the SLO Library Community Room, 995 Palm Street, San Luis Obispo, where participants will hear about the many ways to electrify your life at home. You will learn how to get started on the path to an electric lifestyle, access resources available to help, and talk with those who have made the switch. 

A variety of vendors and organizations will be represented, offering valuable information about the financial incentives and technical assistance available for going electric. The second half of the event will be outside in the Farmers’ Market, where EV owners will showcase their cars, answer questions, and discuss the many advantages of driving electric.

Speakers at the Expo include:

• Andy Pease, City Councilmember and Green Building consultant

• Alexa Colon, Regional Rep for Electriq Power, presenting the PoweredUp SLO program, installing no-cost solar and battery systems for SLO county residents

• Gray Gautereaux of 3C-REN, presenting a primer on the how-tos of home electrification and an overview of the financial incentives and technical assistance available

Doors open at 4 p.m. for registration, refreshments, and vendor tables. The program begins at 4:25 p.m. and will wrap up by 5:45 p.m. Vendor tables will stay open until 6 p.m. An EV showcase will follow on Chorro Street from 6 p.m.- p.m. Seating is limited. Advanced Registration is required at


Join Rouvaishyana and other astronomers at Harmony Headlands at 7 p.m. on October 12 for an Astronomy Event at Harmony Headlands. Learn about celestial navigation and gaze at stars and deep space objects. Learn how birds and Hawaiian navigators use the stars to navigate. Look at star charts and planispheres to understand the perceptual fields needed for navigation.  Then view the night sky to look at stars and deep space objects using telescopes. You may also bring binoculars or spotting scopes.

This event is co-sponsored by the Cayucos Land Conservancy and Central Coast State Parks and will also be joined by docent Robin Hazard. Be sure to arrive at the ranch-house site, ¼ mile up the Harmony Headlands trail by 7 p.m. Bring a flashlight (preferably covered with red film to avoid interfering with the star gazing) and wear warm clothes and good walking shoes. You may consider bringing a chair, a thermos or water bottle and binoculars or a scope.  

There are limited slots for this event, so please RSVP to 


The Cayucos Historical Society is Happy to announce the return of their high successful and entertaining History Night on Friday, October 6 at 7 p.m. at Cayucos Elementary School, 301 Cayucos Drive. 

The featured speaker is Jim Gregory, Arroyo Grande native, author and historian. Admission is free and cookies will be provided.

For information contact, Lou Smith at 805.235.2176 or Photo courtesy of Cayucos Historical Society


Have you got some talent to show off or a hankering for good chili? 

Trinity United Methodist Church in Los Osos is holding a Talent Show and Chili Cook-off fundraiser benefitting a music scholarship fund and to support the church’s music ministry.

Trinity UMC, located at 490 Los Osos Valley Road (corner of LOVR and Pine Avenue), is having the event at 6 p.m. Friday, Oct. 20.

If performing is your thing, the church says to come on down for the chance to present your skills. “We welcome talents and skillsets of all varieties,” reads an announcement on the church’s website (see: 

Chili cooks can bring a pot of their finest concoction and the eats will be ongoing with the talent show. “A vote will be taken during the talent show to determine the best recipe of the evening,” the notice said.

All donations will support the Barbara Hoff Music Scholarship and the Music Ministry Program at Trinity UMC. To enter, email the church office at: or call 805-528-1649, to secure entry or to RSVP by Oct. 8.


The Cal Poly Music Department’s 2023-24 season will feature guest artists, faculty members and its premier student-musicians. Fall quarter’s guests include Boston Brass and composer-performer Matt Sargent.

On Oct. 13, Matt Sargent will perform new guitar works with electronics. Sargent is a composer, guitarist, recording engineer and music technologist based in upstate New York, where he is an assistant professor of music at Bard College, a private liberal arts college in the hamlet of Annandale-on-Hudson in New York state. The presentation is free and open to the public.

The Oct. 20 Faculty Showcase Recital, part of Cal Poly’s Mustang Family Weekend, will include cellist Megan Chartier; clarinetist Sarra Hey-Folick; pianists Idona Cabrinha, Janet Joichi and Paul Woodring; vocalists Jennifer Freye and Inga Swearingen; percussionist John Astaire on cimbalom; and tubist Stephen Nutt. Admission will be charged at the door. 

Boston Brass will be the featured guest ensemble of the Cal Poly Bands for Bandfest on Nov. 9. For 35 years, Boston Brass has set out to establish a one-of-a-kind musical experience by performing everything from exciting classical arrangements to burning jazz standards. Cal Poly’s Mustang Band, Wind Ensemble and Wind Orchestra will all perform, and there will be a Veterans Day tribute. Tickets are on sale from the Cal Poly Ticket Office.


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

Featured wall artist: Ken Christensen

Display case: Animal Bones from Fayla Chapman

• 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.

• Poetry Night – Wednesday, October 4, 6:30-8 p.m.

Join us on Zoom for a night of poetry celebrating “Water.”  Poets Samuel Duarte and Laure-Anne Bosselaar will present their original poetical works, followed by an open mic.

• Cartoon Club – Friday, October 6, 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.


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, October 4.  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.


Take the workshop Art Applied to Everyday Life – Hand Painted Table with Carol Maniputy on Saturday, October 14 from 12 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. Art Center Morro Bay, 835 Main Street.

During this workshop, students will be immersed into a philosophy of creating beauty from everyday objects. This surprisingly fun workshop starts with all of the supplies needed to make beautiful art designs on foldable tray tables. Students can complete one project during the workshop and take home their new table and purchased art supplies for ongoing projects at home!

Carol Maniputy is the owner of Peaceful Planet Images, a design team that includes her husband, Richard and son, Ethan. They have designed textiles, murals, paintings, and sculptures for hospitals, schools, and other public buildings, and private commissions, throughout California since 1986. Carol was born in Rochester, NY, and holds a BA in Applied Art and Design from Cal Poly. She has taught at the SLO Art Center, at public and private schools in SLO county, and in their studio located in Los Osos.

Connect with other artists and learn the basic skills and camaraderie of learning to add great design and artwork to a personal table. This workshop is designed for beginner to intermediate artists. 

Online Registration is $60 for members and $65 for non-members, plus $50 art supply fee paid to instructor the day of workshop. For more information or to pre-register for the class, call 805-772-2504 or go to Last Day of Registration: 9-30-2023. Image by Carol Maniputy


Central Coast Harmony; a Sweet Adeline International chorus, invites you to enjoy a delightful blend of sweet four-part a cappella harmony on Saturday September 23. Doors open at 3:30 p.m. and the show begins at 4 p.m., at St. John’s Lutheran Church, 959 Valley Rd, (corner of Los Berros and Valley Rd) in Arroyo Grande. 

Admission is free, and all donations are gratefully accepted. Central Coast Harmony is a new ensemble with a long legacy of providing community entertainment. Formed a year ago by merging two choruses: Pacific Horizon Chorus of San Luis Obispo and Tri City Sound Chorus of Santa Maria, both groups have over 60 years of experience celebrating harmony in communities all over the Central Coast. Under the direction of the talented mom and son team, Kim and Logan Patrick-Miernicki, Central Coast Harmony is an education-focused A Cappella chorus of Sweet Adelines International, which welcomes women with all levels of musical ability who love to sing. The ability to read music is not required. Weekly rehearsals are held Thursday evenings, 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., at the Nipomo Senior Center, located at 200 E. Dana Street, Nipomo. This centrally located rehearsal venue serves members who reside from Paso Robles in Northern San Luis Obispo County to Lompoc in Santa Barbara County. For more information, call: (805) 736-7572.


The Central Coast Veterans Memorial Museum will celebrate its 21st anniversary with a Stars and Stripes Celebration Dinner on October 8 from 3 p.m. – 6 p.m., at the San Luis Obispo Veterans Memorial Building (SLO Vets Hall). 

 Tickets are still available for this USO-themed BBQ dinner with appetizers, drinks, live music performed by the Royal Garden Swing Orchestra, swing dance performed by Cal Poly Ballroom Dance team, a singing performance, WWII history exhibit, and raffle tables. All proceeds support the local veterans museum located at 801 Grand Avenue, Suite 102 in San Luis Obispo, in support of keeping their history education programs and events FREE to veterans and community.  

Included in the event is a short program about the museum with certificate presentation from the U.S. Library of Congress (LOC) to recognize the Veterans Museum’s significant contribution to the nationwide Veterans History Project. Tickets are $75 each available for purchase online, or reserve tickets and mail a check. Purchase tickets, learn more, or make a small donation of any amount to the museum’s 21 Year Campaign at

Visit the Central Coast Veterans Museum in San Luis Obispo from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. on Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday. Limited holiday hours. Closed from late December to early January.


Take a Gelli Printing Workshop at Art Center Morro Bay on Oct. 7 from 12:30 to 4:30 p.m. In this hands-on class, Judy Knott will walk you through several gelli plate printing exercises to create beautiful papers that can be used in collages and abstract paintings. During the first hour, Judy will be demonstrating different gelli plate printing techniques.  During the second hour, students will play/practice their own techniques for making prints. The rest of the time will be spent creating abstract pieces on different grounds such as Christmas ornaments, paper bags, greeting cards or other frameable pieces.

The instructor will provide the following materials:  paints, palette, paper, stencils, brushes, stamps and other tools for making marks, greeting card blanks, and other grounds on which to create artwork.  Some instruction will be given about composition using mats. 

Last day of registration: 9/30/2023. To register and see the supply list, go to The cost for MBAA members is $80 plus $15 materials fee payable to instructor on the day of the class.

Non-members are $100 plus $15 materials fee payable to instructor on the day of the class.


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