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 4, 2021

The SLO Food Bank’s Hunger Awareness Day takes place on June 4 is a countywide event to inform the community about the devastating effects of hunger in SLO County and to raise funds to support the SLO Food Bank’s hunger relief efforts.
Become a Hunger Hero today and join them in the mission to alleviate hunger for neighbors in need. Transforming into a Hunger Hero is simple and has a tremendous impact. On Friday, June 4th, visit the food bank at locations throughout SLO County as they educate the public and collect vital funds to provide food and peace of mind to neighbors in need.
Cambria Drug, 2222 Main St, Cambria, CA 93428 from 10 a.m – 5 p.m.
Los Osos
Ralph’s, 1240 Los Osos Valley Rd, Los Osos, CA 93402 from 9 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Morro Bay
Albertsons, 730 Quintana Rd, Morro Bay, CA 93442 from 9 a.m – 6 p.m.
San Luis Obispo
California Fresh Market, 771 Foothill Blvd, San Luis Obispo, CA 93405 from 9 a.m – 6 p.m.
SLO Food Bank, 1180 Kendall Rd, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401 from 9 a.m – 6 p.m.
Union Bank, 995 Higuera St, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401 from 10 a.m – 5 p.m.
Go to, to learn more about hunger relief efforts or to make a monetary donation.

The Cal Poly Wind Ensemble & Wind Orchestra presents the virtual concert “Voices in the Wind” at 3 p.m. Sunday, June 6. Most of the works on the program were composed within the last decade, including “A Mother of a Revolution!” by Omar Thomas, which was inspired by the Stonewall uprising of 1969 and brought to national attention the systemic oppression of the LGBTQ community in New York City. Faculty oboist Heidi Butterfield will perform the West Coast premiere of “Hidden Currents” for oboe and wind ensemble by Katherine Bergman. The piece depicts the seasonal changes along the northernmost stretch of the Mississippi River. Travis Cross’ “Let the Amen Sound” will conclude the concert. A live Q&A session with conductors Christopher J. Woodruff and Nicholas P. Waldron and some of the performers will be held following the concert. Tickets are $5 and are sold from the Performing Arts Center, ext. 6-4849. For more information, visit the Music Department calendar website.


Join the Central Coast State Parks Association on Friday, June 4 at 1 p.m. for their next Virtual Mind Walk: Dark Skies Over the Central Coast. During the event with Dr. John Keller celebrate wonders of the night sky that are accessible every night to both casual and dedicated observers throughout San Luis Obispo County – at least before the marine layer rolls in. They will also talk about how folks can contribute to Globe at Night, a citizen science project focused around dark sky preservation. Register at under the Events tab.


Get your orders in for the Central Coast Women for Fisheries yearly fundraiser sale of albacore enchiladas. There are four enchiladas per try made with West Coast troll caught fish for $12. They come with green sauce and corn tortillas or red sauce and flour tortillas. Order early because the supply is limited. Pick up day is Saturday June 19 between 1 to 5 p.m. at the Morro Bay Community Center, 1001 Kennedy Way. For orders, contact, or Lenore Ward at (805) 550-0253, or Sharon Rowley (805) 674-4854. They will need to know how many trays and what sauce and tortilla combo you want along with your phone number.
Proceeds from the event support the non-profit’s scholarship program and work on waterfront display signs of several types of local fishing. The group also has a relief fund for fishermen and their families in case of tragedies as well as educational displays and activities at public and school events. Check them out at and on Facebook.

The San Luis Obispo Botanical Garden presents a monthly bird walk series on the 4th Thursday of every month from 8 a.m. -10 a.m. Explore the intersection of birds and botany with bird lover Mark Mushkat and docent Ken Levine, studying birdlife amongst the plants of the botanical garden. The focus is on which avian species are drawn to certain plants, what’s gained or lost in the exchange, and how this understanding can shape your own landscaping efforts to the benefit of fauna and flora. Allow for a two-hour exploration on mostly flat ground. Bring binoculars (if you have them), comfortable shoes, and water.
Tickets are $10 for Garden Members, $20 for the general public, and free for children. All tickets include admission to the garden as well. Walks are open to all ages. Group size is limited to 12 and children must be accompanied by an adult. Ticket sales end at 4 p.m. the day before each walk, and due to COVID-19 restriction, all guests must preregister at


The Central Coast State Parks Association (CCSPA) is back again with the latest film screening of our Get Outside! Film Series. CCSPA in association with SLOMotion Film and There Does Not Exist Brewery (TDNE) presents Playing with Sharks, National Geographic’s latest film.
In addition, TDNE, in collaboration with CCSPA, is launching a limited edition small batch ale that supports local State Parks. A portion of the sales from this new brew will help fund educational opportunities in our parks.
TDNE will provide an outdoor venue with space for in-person guests to bring their own chairs and blankets for seating. Food will be available for purchase from Corazon 805 Tacos. Current COVID-19 guidelines will be followed throughout the event.
Takes place June 12. Doors open at 7 p.m. and films start at 8:30 at the There Does Not Exist (TDNE) Brewery, 4070 Earthwood Lane, Suite 110, San Luis Obispo. Tickets are available at In-person admission $18, virtual admission for one person is $, $15 for two and a three or more people is $20.

CCSPA members get $2.00 off any ticket. All proceeds from screenings of the Get Outside! Film Series fund public outreach and education that celebrate the biodiversity of the Central Coast, where the land meets the ocean, within our local State Parks.
A Marine Swap Meet is set for Saturday, June 26 at the Morro Bay Maritime Museum, 1200 Embarcadero and they’re signing up vendors now for the fund-raising event.

The Maritime Museum Association, Morro Bay Youth Sailing Foundation and the Friends of the Morro Bay Harbor Department are sponsoring the swap meet, which runs from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Vendor spaces, 10-feet by 20’, are $25 and admission is free and open to the public. To get a vendor application, see:
Fees are non-refundable unless the Marine Swap Meet gets canceled due to COVID-19, then vendor fees will be refunded.
Items you’ll find include boats, watercraft, marine supplies, boat building tools and equipment, marine hardware, fishing equipment, scuba and dive gear, surfboards and surfing-related items, marine and nautical art, and collectibles.
Proceeds from, the Swap Meet will go towards retrofitting the Morro Bay Harbor Patrol’s Radon patrol boat that was purchased from Port San Luis Harbor Patrol last December but needs new engines and a new fire canon pump among other upgrades.
Posed in the photo with Morro Bay’s used, new patrol boat are from left: PSL Chief Harbor Patrol Officer, M. Ashton; PSL Supervising Officer, J. Vierra; MBHP Ofc. Dana Stein; and MBHP Supervisor Becka Kelly. Submitted photo

Rosey’n’Barb are still at it after all these years. Take a peek into the window of the Los Osos Pop Up Gallery, next to the expanded Miners’ Ace Hardware store, at 1080 LOVR. The artist couple “Rosey” and Barbara Rosenthal are exhibiting their colorful paintings and original prints in this “just for looking” Community Gallery. There are no hours or operation, the art is in the window all the time.
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