The Morro Bay Rotary Club is holding a real ducky of a fundraiser and fun-loving folks can enter now to win fabulous cash prizes.
The First Ever Morro Bay Ducky Derby is set for Sunday, Nov. 15 in the harbor and while Coronavirus restrictions prevent the club from having a big party for the festivities, people are encouraged to waddle down to their favorite waterfront eatery to watch the floating procession.
It costs $10 to sponsor a rubber duck and enter the competition, which entails all the ducks being let loose at 8 a.m. at Coleman Beach (presumably on an incoming tide) to race (float?) up the channel to a finish line at Tidelands Park.
The winning duck gets $300 cash, second place gets $200 and third gets $100. Proceeds support the Rotary Club’s “Help Us Help Others,” campaign that focuses on providing funding to local organizations who are “enhancing health, safety and education in our community during these trying times,” reads the event flyer.
See: www.morrobayrotary.org for information on how to sponsor a duck and remember, the more ducks you sponsor the better your chances are to win and not quack up.
The Morro Bay Art Association presents The Annual Winter Faire & Juried Craft Show, featuring some of the finest artworks on the Central Coast November 5 through January 3, 2021 at the Art Center Morro Bay, 835 Main Street. This special holiday event offers a collective of exceptional paintings, photography and fine crafts, spanning a variety of artistic mediums from traditional to contemporary. Crafts include fiber, wood, glass, sculpture, pottery, jewelry and more.
For more information, go to www.artcentermorrobay.org or contact 805-772-2504.

Cambria Center for the Arts fall juried exhibit will be held in their virtual gallery November 7 – January 3 and will include only paintings. The juror for this exhibit is Elizabeth “Libby” Tolley who is an American painter known for her plein air and studio paintings of rural and coastal California.  She is the author of “Oil Painter’s Solution Book:  Landscapes” and her paintings are included in numerous books and publications.  She is a signature member of the Oil Painters of America, the Laguna Plein Air Painters and the National Watercolor Society and is an elected artist member of the California Art Club.
The entry fee for CCA members is $15 per piece and non-members $25 per piece. All proceeds from the take-in fees will go toward the juried awards. The online entry form with online payment will be available from October 30-November 2. Forms and requirements are available at cambriacenterforthearts.org.

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In recognition of Hispanic Heritage Month, Cuesta College will hold a Día de Muertos Virtual Celebration on October 30 at 5:00 p.m.
The Day of the Dead (el Día de los Muertos) is a Mexican holiday where families welcome back their deceased relatives’ souls for a brief reunion that includes food, drink, and celebration. This virtual event consists of a cultural appropriation discussion facilitated by MEChA Advisor Janet Flores. Other activities include the game Lotería, making tissue flowers, and painting sugar skulls. Participants may pick up Día de Muertos kits before the event at distributions on both the San Luis Obispo and North County campuses. 
To attend and claim your Día de Muertos kit, sign up using the following link: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/120493785155 

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The Rotary Club of Los Osos invites everyone to an Oktoberfest German Sausage Drive-Thru Dinner Saturday October 24th 4-6 p.m. in the Trinity United Methodist Church Parking Lot, 490 Los Osos Valley Road (Pine Street entrance) in Los Osos. Dinner includes: 1/4lb German sausage on a roll, German style potato salad, coleslaw and chocolate chip cookies.  The cost is $10 and COVID-19 precautions will be observed. To purchase tickets, go to LosOsosRotary.org.  

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Morro Bay 4H is kicking off their 2020 – 2021 membership year, now open for kids ages 5 to 19 years old. They are currently hosting virtual meetings with some in person project meetings that follow COVID guidelines.
Morro Bay 4H is offering the following projects: Large Animal Projects (beef, swine, sheep, goat), poultry, rocketry, baking, food preservation, gardening and leadership.
The next general meeting will be virtual on November 3 at 7 p.m. Contact the SLO County 4H Department, for more information at (805)781-5943.
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