Events and Activities 7-14-2022

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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 15, 2022

By the Sea Productions, Morro Bay’s live theater company, presents a staged reading of “Church & State” by Jason Odell Williams, directed by Janice Peters.  

After a school shooting, a senator, in the middle of his re-election campaign, begins to question his stance on guns and God, upsetting both his wife and his campaign manager.  This play is timely, non-judgmental and definitely thought-provoking.

“Church & State” features Daniel Freeman, Lisa Woske, Nicolette Tempesta, Sam Gottlieb, Jatzibe Sandoval and Sonya Jackson and runs one weekend only, July 22-24, at 545 Shasta Ave.  Tickets are $15 at or call 805-776-3287.

Join Women’s March SLO for a zoom conversation about what’s at stake in a post-Roe United States. Guests, Dr. Susan Robinson and Luz Reyes-Martin, will take attendees beyond the sound-bites to discuss the impact of reversing Roe which ended the right to abortion upheld for five decades.

What does this decision mean for maternal health and women’s wellbeing? What role does California play in providing access to all reproductive health services, including abortion? Why is abortion essential health care? And most importantly, what does the path forward look like and what can you do to protect reproductive freedom?

Wednesday, July 20, 5:30pm, zoom. Registration required


The following are free events brought to you by the Los Osos Library located at 2075 Palisades Ave. The can be reached at 805-528-1862. 

 All library programs will be following current California and County of San Luis Obispo health guidelines. 

 Featured Artists – through July 

The photography of Kurt Rightmyer is on display for the month. Take a look at the origami collection in the display case as you enter the Los Osos Library.  

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. 

 Storytime – Thursdays, 10:30-11 a.m.

Stories, dance, and music for toddlers and preschoolers.  

 Stay Young with Qi Gong! – Fridays, 9:00-10:00 

Qi gong is a system for physical, mental and spiritual development that has roots dating back thousands of years in China. It consists of slow 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 and yoga centers and also does private classes.  

 Read Together – Thursday, July 7, 5:30-6:45 p.m.

Jonniepat Mobley facilitates the group reading of a play/script.  No audition necessary. Come in, take a script and we will read aloud together.  

 Coffee Can Ice Cream – Saturday, July 9, 12 – 1 p.m.

Rock and roll coffee canisters to make your very own ice cream! Presented by the Master Food Preservers. School Age. 

 Lego CLub – Friday, July 15, 3 – 5 p.m.

Come play with Legos. Build your own creations and have lots of fun. School Age.  

Instrument Petting Zoo – Saturday, July 16, 2 – 4 p.m.  

The Instrument Petting Zoo brings kids (and grown-ups) an up-close and personal encounter with a menagerie of musical instruments at community events throughout San Luis Obispo County. Symphony Zookeepers will introduce you to all of the well-loved and well-used instruments in our collection, and help you figure out how to make some noise! Learn more about the different types of instruments, how each one creates a unique sound, and how they are played.  

Enjoy A Conversational Retrospective of Festival Mozaic at the San Luis Obispo Museum of Art from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. on July 27. Cal Poly professor and local musicologist Dr. Craig Russell will lead this interactive lecture event featuring a conversation with Mozart Festival founder Clifton Swanson.

In addition to his teaching career, Dr. Craig Russell is a co-host of KCBX in Concert which airs Wednesdays on KCBX Central Coast Radio.  He was a staff musicologist for the Mozart Festival for over a decade leading lecture series and a series of concerts for young people called “Ear Opener Concerts.”

The founding music director of the San Luis Obispo Mozart Festival (now Festival Mozaic), Clifton Swanson has played a major role in the San Luis Obispo music scene. He joined the Cal Poly music department faculty in 1967 where he originally taught music appreciation and music history. He soon assumed responsibility for Cal Poly’s Symphony Orchestra and founded and conducted the Cal Poly Chamber Orchestra. He was also the music director and conductor of the San Luis Obispo Symphony from 1971 to 1984. Tickets are $10 and can be purchased at


The Brian Waterbury Rock to Pier Fun Run takes place July 16. The event kicks off at 8 a.m. when racers will run on the beach from Morro Rock to the Cayucos Pier. This half marathon is open to all ages and abilities and ages. You can even sign up to run remotely! 

To register, go to


The Cambria Center for the Arts Gallery holds its 2022 Juried Show of Fine Arts & Craft through August 28. 

The juror for this show is Franceska Alexander, M.F.A. Alexander has been involved in the art world since early childhood when her artist father began giving her art supplies and encouraging her to express her creativity. She studied art in Northern California at College of San Mateo, Monterey Peninsula College and Sierra College before continuing with private painters in Big Sur, Nevada City, Bay Area, Sacramento, Ireland, Cape Cod, and Venice. 

In addition to painting and operating galleries, Franceska has been an art coach to many, from aspiring young artists to accomplished professionals.  She is the author of “Gallery Ready, A Creative Blueprint for Visual Artists”.

To see the exhibit on-line:

Contact the Gallery with any questions at

Don’t miss Heartless – A Tribute To Heart at the Siren in Morro Bay on July 23 from 8 to 10:30 p.m. Heartless a Tribute to Heart is California’s premier Heart Tribute Band, inspired by more than 30 years of Rock & Roll magic from sisters Ann and Nancy Wilson. At every performance, Heartless a Tribute to Heart takes you on a musical journey from the 1970s to today! Tickets range from $15 to $17 and can be purchased at


Bring the gang to the Family Concert Carnival of Animals on July 25 at Cuesta’s Harold J Miossi Cultural and Performing Arts Center from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. 

Join Scott Yoo, the Festival Mozaic Orchestra, and the Movement Arts Collective for a family-friendly performance of Carnival of the Animals with live dance and narration by San Luis Obispo’s Hometown Radio host Dave Congalton. This program will last under one hour without an intermission. Come early for an instrument petting zoo in front of the CPAC starting at 10 a.m. presented by the San Luis Obispo Symphony. Tickets are $5 per person and can be purchased at


Do you want to take the first step in conquering the fear of public speaking? Do you want to learn and practice thinking and speaking quickly and clearly on your feet? Are you interested in building strong communication and leadership abilities as well as honing your active listening skills? Come and see what happens at toastmasters’ meetings and how being a member can help you become more confident in public speaking and presentation and grow as a leader. Email to receive the Zoom link or in-person meeting information. The next online meeting is Monday, July 25 from 12 to 1 p.m.


Join the Grover Beach Community Library for their Meet the Author series starting July 19. Our first author is Pismo Beach singer/songwriter Raymond H. McDonald. 

Raymond wrote “Merle Haggard was a Friend of Mine” as a tribute to his lifelong friend, Merle Haggard. This memoir chronicles the life of a humble man from humble beginnings in California.

Join Raymond and his guitar at the library, 240 N 9th St. in Grover Beach from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Social time is 6:30 to 7 followed by an author reading and Q&A from 7 to 8 p.m. Light refreshments will be served. RSVP to

Checkout Emily Wells at SLO Brew at SLO Brew Rock at 9 p.m. on Thu, July 21. Forging a bridge between pop and chamber music, composer, producer, and video artist Emily Wells builds songs from deliberate strata of vocals, synths, drums, piano, string and wind instruments. Tickets are $30 in advance and $35 at the door. They can be purchased at 


Brent’s Deli Day, presented by the Jewish Community Center Federation of SLO, is back for the summer! Order your deli favorites from Brent’s Deli in Westlake Village! The JCC will pick-up the food for you while you stay in the comfort of your home.

For more information and a list of deli items, go to

All items will be available for pickup at Temple Ner Shalom, 875 Laureate Lane in San Luis Obispo on Tuesday, July 26 from 2:30 to 4 p.m.

Tipping is optional when you pick up your food. 

Folks paying by check, should let them know so that they can put your order on the list before the check arrives at the JCC Office at 10180 Los Osos Valley Road, San Luis Obispo, CA 93405.

Order your food by Wednesday, July 20.

Grover Beach Community Library welcomes the Central Coast Aquarium’s Tidepools on Tour on July 23 from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. The public is invited to this free activity featuring mobile aquarium tanks with live creatures including crabs, sea stars, sea cucumbers, sea urchins, sea anemones, sea snails, mussels, scallops, algae and more. 

Tidepools on Tour follows our Kids Summer Reading Program Awards Ceremony from 1 to 1:30 p.m. inside the library. 

Join us at 240 N 9th St. in Grover Beach in the library parking lot. Space is limited, so please call 805-481-4131 to RSVP.

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