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.

July 30, 2021

The Morro Bay Maritime Museum Association will debut a documentary about the local abalone industry and the important part it played in the development of Morro Bay as a commercial fishing hub on the Central Coast.

Titled, “Morro Bay (once) the Abalone Capital of the World,” the documentary was produced by Lori Mather Video Service. Lori Mather is the wife of Museum Association President Scott Mather, and he said the film culls together home movies and photographs depicting the history of the local abalone, hard-hat diving fishery.

After the show there will be a Q&A with some of the local fishers who participated in the abalone industry: Trudy O’Brien, Eddie Peirce, Dede Peirce, Steve Rebuck and possibly boat builder, Don Radon.
The film will be shown Sunday, Aug. 22 at the Bay Theater. Tickets will be available at the Museum at the north end of the Front Street parking lot on Morro Bay’s Embarcadero (look for the big green submarine, Avalon) or through the association’s website, see: https://morrobaymaritime.org.
After a long, unexpected “intermission,” By the Sea Productions is back on stage with two single-weekend plays in August. First up is “Shirley Valentine,” a one-woman show starring Morro Bay actress Sharyn Young, as a bored British housewife driven to having conversations with her kitchen wall. When a friend wins a trip to the Greek Islands and invites her along, Shirley’s world opens up with new adventures. This heartwarming play, which was also a popular movie, performs August 13-15.
The second show is “Visiting Mr. Green,” about an elderly man and a young corporate executive assigned to visit him as community service. They start out as adversaries and slowly develop a warm friendship. ‘Visiting Mr. Green’ will be a staged reading running August 27-29.
Performances are Friday and Saturday evenings at 7 p.m. and Sunday matinees at 3 p.m. at 545 Shasta Ave. in Morro Bay. Tickets for “Shirley Valentine” are $20. Tickets for “Visiting Mr. Green” readers theatre shows are $10. Reservations for both shows are required and tickets may be purchased online at bytheseaproductions.org.
Seating is limited to ensure social distancing and the audience is requested to wear masks. The venue will be sanitized before performances. For questions or further information, call 805-776-3287.

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Cambria Center for the Arts announced a call for artists for it’s next show, Art & Liz Sherwyn, on September 4 – October 31. It is open to all artists. Membership with Cambria Center for the Arts is not required, but encouraged.
Register/submit art online August 20 through 30. Drop off your artwork at the gallery at 1350 Main St in Cambria on August 31. For more information, go to cambriaarts.org/call-artists.

The 12th Annual Zongo Yachting Cup is planned for august 14. Are you in for this super fun ocean race/cruise from Morro Bay to Avila beach? If so, organizers want to hear from you. They are looking to see if there’s enough interest to run the race this year. If you want to participate, let them know at www.bigbigslo.com/cup.

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Take an online class through County of San Luis Obispo Public Libraries to prepare for back to school The first day of school can be difficult for children of all ages. The transition from summer to school can be rough for both parent and child, but some strategies and tips can help. Parents will also learn the developmental milestones of children, positive discipline techniques, increase their knowledge on social & emotional competencies, and have a live Q&A with Stormy Capalare.
This class will help parents learn:
• How to implement routines
• How to be an encouraging parent
• Respectful Communication
• How to adjust your child’s sleep schedule
• How to help support your child’s success in their schooling.
Register at slolibrary.org on Event Calendar.
Bay Love will play their songs about peace, hope, love and social consciousness as well as some fun sing-a-longs at two shows. The first is Saturday August 7 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at The Clubhouse Grill at Sea Pines Golf Resort, 1945 Solano St. in Los Osos. The second show is Monday August 23 from 5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. at Rock-N-Osos Pizza, 1236 Los Osos Valley Road Suite A. For more information, go to baylove.net.

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People Helping People of Los Osos will hold a gigantic rummage sale with tons of household items, small furniture, tools, sporting goods, collectibles, electronics and something for everyone. They have been collecting treasures for a year and can, at last, hold a sale on Friday, Aug. 6 from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. and Saturday, Aug. 7 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the South Bay Community Center, 2180 Palisades, Los Osos. COVID-19 rules will be in place.
People Helping people is a non profit organization that distributes food to the needy every Wednesday morning from 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. and loans out medical equipment, too. The proceeds from this sale will be distributed at follows: 1/3 to the Community Center, 1/3 to People Helping People and 1/3 to Needs and Wishes, which provides funds for the SLO Noor Clinic, and the 40 Prado Homeless Services Center.
For more information call the PHP office at 805 528 2626.

Call for artists for upcoming show, Visionary Human, at Art Center Morro Bay, 835 Main St., Morro Bay. The pandemic provides an opportunity to break with the past, reconcile with current injustices and imagine a world anew. We are at the crossroads. Turning away from yesterday, we’re leaping forward into a new future.
As we transition from current habitual concepts and a fabricated persona, we shed the past and pivot into a renewed spirit and sense of vision.
Visionary Human gives rise to questions of survival and demonstrates how art continually pushes us to reimagine our existence.
Artworks for are accepted in all 2D media and jewelry artists, relating to the animalistic, instinctual, primitive, intuitive and surreal deep perception of nature of existence. Exploring and visually projecting indigenous as well as contemporary, dream-state as well as psychedelic states of consciousness. Reality reimagined and dream visualized within indistinct boundaries of fact and fiction. Artists are asked to construct their version of reality and self.
All general fees and commissions found on entry forms, located on the exhibit schedule. Take-in is Sept. 7 from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. For more information, go to artcentermorrobay.org. Image Girl with Jade Earring, oil painting by Rachael Wahl.

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Join the fun at the 38th Annual National Night Out at the Cloisters Park in Morro Bay. Meet your neighbors and enjoy a BBQ with the Morro Bay Police Department on Tuesday, August 3rd from 5 p.m. – 7 p.m. Bring a lawn chair and stay awhile! For more information, follow Morro Bay Neighborhood Watch on Facebook.

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Sign the little ones up for the Clay Creations Class for Kids that starts Aug. 3. There are classes for kids 6 to 8 and 9 – 12 at Art Center Morro Bay STUDIO, 835 Main St. The cost is $80 for each four-day workshop. For dates, times and registration, go to www.artcentermorrobay.org or call 805-772-2504.
During the first week, kids will use natural air-dry clay to learn different methods of hand-building while making several ceramic pieces. In week two, when the pottery is dry, they will complete the projects with permanent acrylic paint.
In addition to clay, students will use a variety of other materials to create art inspired by Native American cultures. The clay will be sealed by the instructor and ready for pick up after 8/14 during normal Art Center gallery hours.

Brynn Albanese and Jody Mulgrew have joined forces to create a diverse collaboration of soulful almost meditative selections that they will perform at 7 p.m. on Aug. 14 at the Cambria Center for the Arts Theater. The combination of Jody’s beautiful tenor voice, superb song writing mixed with Brynn’s soaring and soothing sounds from her violin offer audiences a very unique and emotional experience that is a gift that keeps on giving long after the concert is over. Tickets are $25 and can be purchased at https://ccat.eventive.org/.

The Jewish Community Center – Federation of San Luis Obispo hosts the renowned folk duo of Alisa Fineman and Kimball Hurd for an afternoon of music on Sunday, August 15 starting at 1 p.m. The concert is in celebration of Carol and Stanley Stern’s contributions to the local Jewish, music, and dance communities and takes place at 875 Laureate Lane, San Luis Obispo.
Award-Winning singer, songwriters and instrumentalists, Alisa Fineman and Kimball Hurd have earned both national and international acclaim for their singing, songwriting and world music repertoire.
The concert is a COVID-19 responsible event following current guidelines from the CDC and the State of California.
For more information, contact the JCC Office at info@jccslo.com or call 805-426-5465. Tickets are $25 for adults over 16 years old; children under 15 are free. They can be purchased at jccslo.com/alisa-and-kimball-jcc-concert.html.

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Are your kids ready to spike and set, dribble and shoot? Beginners and experienced fifth through eighth grade players can attend sports camps with SLO Classical Academy.
The volleyball camp takes place Aug. 2 – 9 from 1 to 3 p.m. for $160. Attendees will learn the basics and rules of play, foundational team building (including roles and positions), and hone new and developing skills (through drills, conditioning, and game play). On a typical day, students will warm up, participate in drills, receive coaching on specific plays and finally play small team scrimmages and skills competitions.
Basketball camp is Aug. 9 – 13 from 1 – 3 p.m. and is also $160. Coach Erik Anderson, who combines an emphasis on character and sportsmanship with a strengthening of each individual’s ability to play well in this camp leads the class.
For more information and to register, go to sloclassical.org.

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