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THE UNIVERSITY ART GALLERY
(Gallery hours are Tues.-Sat. 11am-4pm)
nurtures creativity, empathy, and big-picture thinking by bringing emerging and established artists to campus.
SLO GRANGE FARMERS MARKET
This farmers market is held every Tuesday in the Grange parking lot from
October 20 (7pm)
Celebrate the fall season in classic, Clautiere style, when the Paso Robles winery and tasting room presents its “Hot Harvest Moon Party” on Oct. 20. Costume or not, “Anything Goes” at the hottest harvest party of the year! Tickets are limited and free to wine club members, $20 for wine industry-GALA /TCC members, and $30 to the general public. Please call the Clautiere tasting room at 237-3789 to order your tickets today.
October 20 (11:30 am to 1:30 pm )
The Arroyo Grande United Methodist Children's Center is hosting their 5th Annual Family Fun Day on Saturday, October 20 at 275 N. Halcyon Rd., Arroyo Grande from 11:30am to 1:30pm. Come Join us for a Tri Tip lunch, Bounce Houses, Face Painting, Games, Prizes, Pumpkin Patch and community information booths. Special Guest attending the event celebrating "Fire Prevention Month" will be CAL FIRE San Luis Obispo County Fire Dept. with Smokey Bear and The Five Cities Fire Authority with Sparky.
Cost: Tri Tip BBQ Lunch is $10
Bread Bakers Guild of America Open House
October 20 (11:00am to 3:00pm)
Breaking Bread Bakery in San Luis Obispo will be one of 55 bakeries participating in The Bread Bakers Guild of America’s 2nd Annual International Bakery Open House on Saturday, October 20. Breaking Bread Bakery will host their open house at their new location, 1074 Higuera Street, San Luis Obispo, from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Guests can enjoy a behind the scenes look at a bread bakery, and there will be ongoing bread tastings, in the style of a wine tasting.
EL CHORRO DOG PARK CELEBRATION
October 20 (10 am to 2 pm)
Central Coast Dogs and Their People will Celebrate the 11th Anniversary of El Chorro Dog Park On Saturday, October 20th, 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at El Chorro Dog Park, Dairy Creek Road, off Highway 1 (across from Cuesta College) the SLO-4-Pups volunteers are hosting a party to celebrate recent improvements and the 11th anniversary of the park. The free celebration includes a Hot Dog BBQ and cake for the people and Dog Treats for the dogs. The El Chorro Dog Park area was built and is maintained entirely by park volunteers and generous donors. Recent improvements include a major expansion of the large dog area and parking lot resurfacing made possible through a grant from the Harold J. Miossi Charitable Trust. El Chorro Dog Park has fully fenced, off leash areas for both large and small dogs. The areas are covered with wood chips, have lots of tennis balls and toys, water and splash tubs for the dogs. For people there are benches and picnic tables, shade trees and restrooms. The park is open from 7:30 a.m. until sunset every day. SLO-4-Pups depends on donations to buy Mutt Mitts and other supplies. Tax deductible donations can be sent to SLOPOST/SLO-4-Pups, PO Box 573, Morro Bay, CA 93443
October 20 (Film at 5:00pm, Competition and Dinner at 6:00pm, Dancing at 8:00pm)
14 teams of Green Chefs will be vying to create the most delicious, sustainable and creative dish at the Real Food Collaborative Green Chef Cook-off at the Central Coast Bioneers conference, Saturday night, October 20. Tickets include dinner, screening of the hilarious documentary “Truck Farm” and dancing to The Mother Corn Shuckers. Includes wine donated by Hope Family Wines and beer served by Central Coast Brewing. Tickets available online or at AtMODsphere, 1119 Chorro Street, SLO.
Cost: $25 for adults, $15 for students
IN THE VINEYARD
October 20 (3-6pm)
Hope Family Wines and Firestone Walker Brewery have teamed up for a culinary extravaganza on Harvest Weekend. These artisanal producers, each masters of their craft, will be joined by the imaginative gastronomic influence of Chef Casey Thompson. Spend the afternoon in the vineyard discovering how food can pair perfectly with both craft beer and wine. Oct. 20.
October 20 (9:00am-4:00pm)
Visit the San Luis Obispo Veteran’s Hall on Saturday, October 20th for The Energy Event. Gain practical, locally focused information and resources to save energy, save money, and contribute to a healthier community. Morning speaker sessions will offer insights from local experts on: residential energy efficiency, net zero construction, energy efficiency in agriculture, and alternative transportation/alternative fueled vehicles. After lunch, participants can join a mobile workshop to see energy s
Cost: $5, advanced registration encouraged
Barrel Building Seminar
October 20 (10:00am)
Join us for a Seminar a first in its kind for SummerWood! Jason Butler of Oak Insight Cooperage will be here to do an educational presentation on the toasting process of Oak Barrels used for Wine aging. Wine Maker Mauricio Marchant will then take you on a private guided tour of the Barrel Room where you will taste barrel samples and enjoy a boxed lunch prepared by Chef Kelly!
Eat Like a Winemaker
October 20 (12 - 3 p.m.)
Our Eat like a Winemaker event returns for yet another year! Experience some of the best tacos al pastor on the Central Coast. Los Robles Café will be onsite preparing one of our winemaker’s favorites to pair with your favorite ”Z” wines. Two eat free with Cellar Club membership, otherwise, $10pp.
Cost: $10 pp
FAR OUT WINERIES: BEST OF THE WEST SEMINAR & WINE TASTING
October 20 (10:00 A.M.)
Best of the West Seminar & Wine Tasting Join the owners and winemakers from the eclectic group of 17 Far Out Wineries Oct 20 for an educational seminar, wine tasting and a whole lot of fun! This year’s topic, "How winemaking practices change with each varietal." Attendees will be amazed by the insight, candor and oftentimes amusing banter between the panel participants as they discuss their wines and experiences in the “far out” hills west of Paso Robles. Includes: Gourmet cheese & breads
Cost: $55 per person
October 20 (3:00pm-6:00pm)
Hope Family Wines and Firestone Walker Brewery, team up for a culinary extravaganza. Yes, that’s right. One event, two artisanal producers , both masters of their craft joined by our Top Chef, Casey Thompson culinary creations. Spend the afternoon with us in the vineyard discovering the many similarities artisanal wine and beer producers have in common through food pairings. This one of a kind event will expand your understanding of food and beverage pairing while enjoying the beauty of the
Cost: $65 per person
LITTLE ITALY DINNER AT DONATI FAMILY VINEYARD
October 20 (6:30pm)
Get your Paesano on at Little Italy Night on Oct. 20. Enjoy a family-style dinner catered by LaGuardia's Homemade in the cellar.
Cost: $45 for SLO County Residents
LOBSTER FEAST AT ROBERT HALL WINERY
October 20 (7-10 pm)
During Harvest Fest, join us for a Traditional New England Lobster Feast. Live Maine Lobster, wine and live music by the Red Skunk Jipzee Swing Band. Oct. 20.
October 20 (10 pm - 1 am)
Every Friday and Saturday night 10pm - 1am. DJs spin in the lounge. Ask about drink specials at the bar.
Classes and Workshops
October 20 (9:30 am - 2:30 pm)
Pine Needle Basket Weaving Sat. Oct 20, 9:30-2:30pm. Join local artist as you learn how to create unique, sustainable and beautiful baskets. All materials provide, just bring scissors and lunch. $95 for Garden Member, $120 for non-member. Limited class size. Must pre-register, call 805.541.1400x304. Visit www.slobg.org for more info.
Cost: $95 Garden members, $120 non-members
Classes and Workshops
October 20 (9:30am - 2:30pm)
Join artist Elizabeth Bear at the San Luis Obispo Botanical Garden on Saturday, October 20 as she guides budding basket weavers through the art of pine needle basket weaving. Attendees will be lead through the process of creating beautiful, fragrant and sustainable pieces of artwork at this intimate workshop. Each piece is as unique as the person who creates it, and they make wonderful gifts.
Cost: $95 members, $120 non-members
FREE SENSORY SCREENING DAY!
October 20 (10:00am)
Announcing Free Community Screening day for parents with concerns about their child’s sensory and social performance offered by the Occupational Therapists at New Directions for Kids in Arroyo Grande. This event will be on October 20th from 10am to 2 pm. Please respond promptly at (805) 474-6811 as space is limited.
SWAP'S WALK IN THE ELFIN FOREST
October 20 (9:30am)
On the third Sat. of every month, Small Wilderness Area Preservation leads an informative nature walk through this unique ecosystem. Wear comfortable shoes, leave pets at home, and park carefully to avoid mailboxes and driveways.
Sports and Wellness
BREAST CANCER SCREENING CLINIC
October 20 (9:00 am to 3:00 pm)
In celebration of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, The Center for Health & Prevention (The Center), a program of the Community Action Partnership, will hold a breast cancer screening clinic in San Luis Obispo on Saturday, October 20th from 9:00am to 3:00pm The Center is located at 705 Grand Avenue, San Luis Obispo. Services are free for women who income qualify. For more information or to make an appointment call 544-2479.
Lectures and Learning
October 20 (9:00am-4:00pm)
Visit the San Luis Obispo Veteran’s Hall on Saturday, October 20th for The Energy Event. Gain practical, locally focused information and resources to save energy, save money, and contribute to a healthier community. Morning speaker sessions will offer insights from local experts on: residential energy efficiency, net zero construction, energy efficiency in agriculture, and alternative transportation/alternative fueled vehicles. Pre-registration is encouraged.
Cost: $5, advanced registration encouraged
College of Liberal Arts' Homecoming for the Mind
October 20 (11 a.m. - 1 p.m.)
Cal Poly's College of Liberal Arts invites the community to the second annual Homecoming for the Mind on Sat., Oct., 20, 11 a.m. - 1 p.m., at the Spanos Theatre Patio & Lawn. Event is free. Parking permit is required to park on campus.
Terry J. San Filippo
SHAMROCKS AND KILTS
October 20 (6-10pm)
The SLO County Women’s Shelter Program is hosting an evening in Ireland and Scotland, a benefit event for the Women’s Shelter Program South County Services. The event will take place on Oct. 20 at the South County Regional Center. The event will include wine tasting, dinner, dessert, entertainment, and both a silent and live auction. Traditional costumes are encouraged.
Cost: $90, reserved tables for 10 people: $850
October 20 (11am-4pm)
take place every Saturday. Cats and kittens are spayed or neutered, tested and vaccinated prior to adoption. A free vet examination is included.
Cost: Adoption fees are $60 for one or $80 for two
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