Events and Activities 9-8-2022

Written by Estero Bay News

September 10, 2022

Would you like a tour of the Morro Bay power Plant and Stacks before they are gone? Have you always wanted to take a flight on a WWII C-47? Are you a bourbon enthusiast that would like a night of very special bourbon tasting? All of these amazing opportunities are featured on the online auction, which is part of the Morro Bay Maritime Museum’s fundraiser, Rock the Waterfront. The auction closes at 7 p.m. on October 6. Place your bids at morrobaymaritime.org. 

Folks wanting to see even more unique auction items should be at the Rock on the Waterfront fundraiser on October 6 at the MB Yacht Club from 5:30 to 8 p.m. Enjoy fabulous hors d’oeuvres, the amazing Gary Ryan on the banjo and Derek Hood mystifying attendees with his magic. Tickets are $100 per person for non- members and $90 for members. They are available in person at the Maritime Museum and also online but are limited. 

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As a reminder, the Morro Bay Chamber of Commerce presents the reimagined and rebranded 2022 Avocado Margarita Food and Drink Festival Friday, September through Sunday, September 11. This brand-new experience will feature some of the best chefs, bakers, mixologists, musicians, and retail vendors in the Central Coast and surrounding areas. The three-day festival will showcase unique margaritas and gourmet avocado dishes complimented by the picturesque backdrop of Morro Rock and stunning bay views from Tidelands Park.

For evolving, up-to-the-moment information and to get tickets, go to avomargfest.com. 

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Find out if you are putting your household waste in the correct bins curbside and if you are really recycling everything you can. Sometimes this can be confusing. Learn more about composting at the Los Oso Valley Garden Club’s Zoom program on Thursday, September 15, from 6:45-7:45 p.m.

This program includes a series of videos and slides from ECLOSLO, IWMA and other sources covering the following topics: 

• What goes in the recycle bin

• What goes in the green waste bin, and 

• What goes to the hazardous waste facility 

Composting for beginners will also be discussed, along with how to start a worm farm. Attendees will learn how and where to get free top-quality compost in SLO County twice a year.

This is free and open to the public. Send questions via email to info@lovgardenclub.org. The easiest way to join this Zoom Meeting, is to go to 

https://bit.ly/3QaQebw or go to zoom.us, and enter the meeting ID and passcode – 811 8110 7063

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The Art Center Morro Bay calls artist to be a part of their upcoming “Faces of the Central Coast” art exhibit, running from Sept. 22 to Nov. 7. Artists working with all kinds of mediums and styles are encouraged to submit their entries during Sept. 20 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. 

Faces can be found along a hillside, imagined in clouds or a reflection from a pool of water. Graffiti, landmarks, horseback riding, ranching, surfing and other local sports are great examples. What’s your favorite face of the Central Coast? The exhibit focuses on an artistic representation spotlighting a likeness, personality and mood of people and animals, the face of buildings and the beautiful landscapes.

Artists are invited to submit multiple art forms and pieces. Submission information, fees and entry forms are located at artcentermorrobay.org. Print entry forms and submit with your artwork on Tuesday, September 20 from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. 

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The following are free events by the Los Osos Library located at 2075 Palisades Ave. They can be reached at 805-528-1862. All library programs follow current California and County of San Luis Obispo health guidelines.

• Paws to Read – Wednesdays, 3:30 – 4:30 p.m.

Come and read your favorite book to Berkeley! She’s at the Los Osos Library on Wednesday afternoons. School Age.

• Featured Artists – Through September Pat Watson’s art will be on display. Wood Carvers will stay up through September in the case

• 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.

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. Instructor Devin Wallace was certified to teach by qi gong master Lee Holden. Devin has taught at hospitals, fitness & yoga centers and also does private classes.

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.

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The Morro Coast Audubon Society’s next  Community Program, The Bats of San Luis Obispo County, takes place Monday, September 19 at 7 p.m. It is presented by Bill Haas, director of Central Coast Bat Survey.

California’s Central Coast hosts 19 species of bats. All are insectivorous. All are beneficial to local agriculture as agents of pest control — millions of dollars’ worth of benefit! None carry (and thus cannot transmit) the SARS-CoV-2 virus. Very few are hosts to the rabies virus. There are no vampire bats on the Central Coast or anywhere in the USA. Our bats live in cottonwood trees, in caves, and in crevices; they roost in bridges, belfries, and barns; they sequester under roof tiles, in attics, and the walls of old wooden structures. Some literally hang out in wind-sheltered porticos, especially stucco-walled entryways, where they dismember,

devour, and digest their prey leaving homeowners the forensic evidence to solve the mystery of their nighttime mischief. Contrary to what many people think,  they don’t really eat a lot of mosquitos, but they do feast on a potpourri of scrumptious, mouth-watering exo skeletonized fare that includes Mayflies, moths, and midges. Want to learn more? Bring your questions and a healthy appetite for learning even more about our Central Coast bats.

Join the Zoom meeting at bit.ly/3CRGzUi. All MCAS Zoom Community Programs are free and open to the public. As always, all ages are welcome.

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On Friday September 9 at 5:30 p.m., join the History Center of SLO County for their next Carnegie Lecture, “Maria Ascension “Cen” Dallidet and the Legacy of a Founding Family of San Luis Obispo” with Kathleen Cairns.

The spotlight is on the women of the Dallidet family, especially eldest daughter Maria Acension – known to all by the nickname Cen – as well as her younger sister Rose.

Kathleen Cairns, a member of the History Center’s Board of Directors, taught history/women’s studies at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo, and at California State University Sacramento. Before that she was a journalist in Long Beach. She holds a Ph.D. in history from UC Davis, and is the author of six books, all focused on women and California history.

This event takes place in-person at 696 Monterey Street, San Luis Obispo and online at bit.ly/3e1tHjP.

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The Rotary Club of Los Osos is again having their Family Fun Fair after a two-year COVID-19 pause. The event, from noon to 4 p.m. on Sunday, September, is an opportunity for the whole family to enjoy a day at the park for games, bounce houses, face painting, and entertainment. The event takes place at Los Osos South Bay Community Center and the adjacent park. Admission is free for all ages. There will be BBQ hamburgers, hot dogs and beverages for sale and a Family Fun Fair Giant Raffle.

The free events include rock and roll band “Route 66,” games for kids, petting Zoo animals, face painting, and soccer shootout. The raffle prizes include a hotel Staycation, Doobie Brothers Concert tickets, Apple 7 watch and many more gift certificates, and gift bags. Raffle tickets are only $2 each. Family Fun Fair starts 

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The Cambria Center for the Arts, 1350 Main St in Cambria, is invites the public to the Gallery’s next show: John Seed: Paintings from Then and Now. The exhibit will adorn the walls through October 30, 2022.

When he first showed his work in 1984, John Seed was painting large oil paintings with bold, expressionistic subject matter. Now, living in Cambria, he paints small semi-abstract watercolors loosely based on local scenery. Seed’s CAA exhibition will feature three large oils, including “Wine and Roses,” which was included in his 1984 one-man show at Newspace Gallery in Los Angeles. The exhibit will also showcase a broad selection of Seed’s watercolors. There will also be a display of some of the books and magazines he has written or contributed to in his nearly 2 decades as an active art writer. 

For more information, go to cambriaarts.org/gallery-exhibits/ or contact the Gallery with any questions at gallery@cambriaarts.org

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Attend a One-Woman-Show with Brynn Albanese on Sat, September 10 at 2 p.m. at St. Benedict’s Episcopal Church, 2220 Snowy Egret Lane. Donations only: Suggested donation of $20 per adult is greatly appreciated. Some give more and some give less. Kids are free.

Brynn is a well-known and loved multi genre violinist on the California Central Coast. She has been seen front and center as soloist and concertmaster on numerous Performing Arts Center stages with a wide variety of groups in the area as well as the ever-popular World Music Band, Café Musique. She is the founder and artistic sirector of Cambria’s largest concert series, Cambria Concerts Unplugged. Brynn is now a therapeutic music practitioner and end of life doula in hospitals and skilled nursing facilities. 

With a mix of European Gypsy, Latin jazz, classical with a twist, opera covers and a big splash of Celtic, Brynn has created a lively, engaging and interactive show. 

Music begins promptly at 2 p.m. For more information call 805-528-0654 or send an email to office@stbenslososos.org. 

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Morro Bay Art Association presents the workshop Dyeing Silk Scarves with Sharon Gellerman on October 9 from 1 to 4 p.m. The cost is $65 for MBAA members and $75 for non-members. It takes place at Art Center Morro Bay at 835 Main Street, Morro Bay. Pre-registration is required at Art Center Morro Bay, (805) 772-2504.

Sharon Gellerman is a local artist who creates one-of-a-kind, hand-marbled, silk scarves and silk tallits. Sharon has a fresh and modern interpretation of the classical art of marbling on fabric. Through experimentation with color, technique and dye, she has refined her style and designs.

Her sense of art has been greatly influenced by memories of Israel and her love of the California Coast. These elements are reflected in the intricate patterns and vibrant colors of her textile designs.  These complex designs and skillful use of color make each scarf or tallit a unique and wearable piece of art. 

Marbled silk scarves are made by layering colorful dyes onto a solution of water and cellulose. This process allows the dyes to float above the liquid. Using custom made combs or rakes, the layers of color are then manipulated into unique designs. When the fabric is placed on top of the composition and absorbs the dye colors, it transfers onto the silk scarf, creating the marbling affect.

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