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July 4, 2019 ~ Thursday

4TH OF JULY PICNIC IN THE PARK  -

BRING THE FAMILY TO CAMBRIA'S OLD-FASHIONED JULY 4TH CELEBRATION WEDNESDAY, JULY 4TH, AT SHAMEL PARK. FUN, FOOD, PRIZES, LIVE MUSIC, DANCING, AND MORE! EVENTS START IN THE MORNING AT 11:00 AM. Events to include: 11:00 OPENING CEREMONIES. 11:30 AM TO 1:00 PM. ENJOY LIVE MUSIC. 1:00 TO 2:00 PM. WAITER & WAITRESS BALANCING TRAY RELAY RACES. 2:00 TO 3:00 PM. LINN'S MESSY PIE EATING CONTEST. 3:00 PM RAFFLE DRAWINGS. 3:15 TO 5:00 PM LIVE MUSIC. KIDS' GAMES AT 11:30 AM. ALL DAY ENJOY BOUNCE HOUSE FOR THE CHILDREN. SWIMMING POOL OPENS AT 11 AM TO 6 PM. ALL-DAY CONCESSIONS & FACE PAINTING. GREAT FOOD AT GREAT PRICES. FREE PARKING AND FREE ADMISSION. THE TROLLEY WILL RUN FROM 11:00 AM-7:00PM (ON THE 4TH, ONLY) ALONG MAIN ST & MOONSTONE BEACH DR. TO SHAMEL PARK. DAY CONCLUDES WITH A FABULOUS FIREWORKS DISPLAY!  


July, 2019

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July 
20th Annual Kitchen Tour in 2020! -
20th Annual Kitchen Tour in 2020! The Kitchen Tour Committee of FFRP is taking a hiatus in 2019. The Kitchen Tour will return, better than ever, in July of 2020 for the Fiscalini Ranch Preserve’s 20th anniversary. We look forward to seeing everyone next year at our 20th Anniversary Special Edition Kitchen Tour. The Kitchen Tour Committee is starting NOW to get ready for 2020 edition of our popular tour. Anyone interested in helping with this event, please contact us at the FFRP Office – 805-927-2856 or ffrpcambria@sbcglobal.net
Contact: 1.805.927.2856
Web site: http://www.ffrpcambria.org  

July 
LIVE MUSIC -
Las Cambritas Mexican Restaurant, 2336 Main St. Local Live Music Every Thursday: John Stephan: Tropical Brazilian Guitar 5-8pm; Every Saturday: Bob Benjamin: Classic Folk Guitar 6-9pm; Every Sunday: Live Band on our Patio 1-4pm: 7/7 Shameless; 7/14 Cocktail Shorty; 7/21 Jill Knight; 7/28 Rough House. Phone: 805.927.0175  

July 2 - 31
PIEDRAS BLANCAS LIGHTHOUSE TOURS - 9:45 am
Tours are offered Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays, excluding Federal holidays. Meet at the former Piedras Blancas Motel, located 1.5 miles north of light station at 9:45 a.m. Do not wait at the gate to the lighthouse. $10 for adults, $5 for ages 6-17, and free for children 5 and under. Special arrangements must be made for groups of 10 or more.Tours last about 2hrs - call 927-7361 or email PiedrasBlancasTours@gmail.com
Web site: http://www.piedrasblancas.org  

July 3
Moonstone Memoirs - True Stories Live - 6:00 PM 8:30 PM 812 Cornwall St.
Wednesday, July 3, 2019, 6:00 PM 8:30 PM True stories told without notes in front of a live audience. Hear (or tell!) fascinating tales told in a 5 - 8 minute time frame. $5 donation requested. Storytellers get a complimentary glass of wine. This month’s theme will be Freedom, in honor of July 4th. Phone: 805.927.9466
Web site: http://www.moonstonecellars.com  

July 4
4th OF JULY PICNIC IN THE PARK & FIREWORKS! - starts 11:00 AM Shamel Park, Cambria
Fireworks are back! Bring the family to Cambria's old-fashioned July 4th Celebration on Monday, July 4 at Shamel Park. Fun, food, prizes, live music, dancing and more! Events being at 11 am. All day enjoy a bounce house for the kids, swimming from 11-6pm, all day concessions, and face painting. 11 am Opening Ceremonies 11:30-1pm Live Music and Kids Games 1-2pm Waiter and Waitress Balancing Tray Relay Races 2-3pm Linn's Messy Pie Eating Contest 3 pm Raffle Drawing 3:15-4pm Live music The trolley will run from 10am-6pm along Main Street and Moonstone Beach Dr to Shamel Park. Day concludes with a fabulous fireworks display! Phone: 805-927-3624
Web site: http://www.cambriachamber.org/jul.php  

July 4 - 28
TEXTILE EXTRAVAGANZA - 5:30 - 7pm 1350 Main Street
"ENTANGLEMENTS ll - Current Considerations in Fiber Take-in day: July 2; Reception: July 5, 5:30-7pm; Free Admission Featuring live music, wine, and refreshments. CCA will be exhibiting the best of contemporary, as well as, traditional fiber art including a wide range of works related to the medium. Phone: 805.927.8190
Web site: http://www.CambriaCenterForTheArts.org  

July 5 - 26
HARMONY TWILIGHT HOURS - 3255 Harmony Valley Road
Head to Harmony on Friday nights for LIVE MUSIC and FOOD TRUCK FARE. New musicians and new food trucks--we're working to make this the best season yet! Bring your lawn chairs and friends. Schedule will be posted soon. No reservations, but we recommend coming early. No dogs during Twilight Hours, please. Phone: 805.927.1625
Web site: http://www.harmonycellars.com  

July 5
LIVE MUSIC - 4:30-6:30pm 2020 Main Street
Twin Coyotes is hosting Bobby Malone, Singer, Songwriter, for an evening of folk & blues on his acoustic guitar. Phone: 1.805.927.9800
Web site: http://www.twincoyotes.com  

July 5
SMOKE’D Kick-Off Dinner - 6PM-9PM
SMOKE & HOPS: The Competition is on Saturday, but the night before is all about the kick-off! Join us under the stars in Harmony for a very special dinner pairing. The 4 Course All-Smoked Meat Dinner will be paired with craft beers, and capped off with cigars. Dine next to your favorite BBQ teams, and maybe learn a few tips and tricks! Seating is extremely limited to public. $70/PP includes 4 Course Dinner with dessert, paired craft beers, and a cigar.
Contact: info@harmony.town  

July 6
30TH ANNIVERSARY PAELLA FEAST - 6:30-9pm 3255 Harmony Valley Road
SOLD OUT!! 30TH ANNIVERSARY PAELLA FEAST Enjoy a Paella Feast paired with Chuck's lively wines on our hilltop patio. Paella, a flavorful rice-based dish from Spain, is often served for special occasions. We can't think of a better way to celebrate this milestone date than with fine wine, delicious food and YOU! Reservations required: $69/club, $79/non club. *Price includes dinner, dessert and two glasses of wine. Phone: 805.927.1625
Web site: http://www.harmonycellars.com  

July 6
Beach Exploration at San Simeon Beach - 9am - 10am San Simeon Beach
Meet at the Coastal Discovery Center at San Simeon Cove for the following field trips and presentations, free to the public. Call 805-927-2145 to reserve a space and leave a call-back no. Directions: https://montereybay.noaa.gov/vc/cdc/planyourvisit.html Join us at low tide to explore the invertebrate and algae communities that live between high and low tides. Learn what causes tides, investigate what lives under the sand and discover the stories behind beach-cast plants and animals. Phone: 805.927.2145
Web site: http://montereybay.noaa.gov  

July 6
SMOKE & HOPS - 11AM-4PM Town of Harmony
Bring the family and join us for America’s most delicious pastime: Live music, beer festival, and a KCBS sanctioned Master BBQ Competition. The historic town of Harmony, California will become BBQ Town this Fourth of July Weekend as we welcome 25 top BBQ Teams from around the Western United States. Grab a beer and watch the excitement of a sanctioned KCBS Master BBQ Competition, sample 20 different beers at the Hops Fest, indulge in an Ice Cream Eating Contest, and tap your feet to live music by Brass Mash. A Portion of the Proceeds benefits Rita's Rainbows, as well as the Cal Poly SLO Rodeo Team. La Lomita Ranch # 805-706-8010
Contact: info@harmony.town Phone: 805-706-8010  

July 6
4th Annual Celebration of Local Authors - 1PM - 4PM 1000 Main St.
Cambria Historical Society and Friends of the Cambria Library invite folks of all ages to peruse and purchase from the fantastic array of books by 30 authors from the Central Coast area. Fiction, non fiction, and books of interest to youth will be available, as well as gently used items from the Cambria Library. Proceeds from sales will benefit the Historical Society's programs and the plans to move the Historic School House. Special feature will be the Keynote Speaker at 2:00, Kara Hagedorn, who has written about her project with Sunshine the Red Tailed Hawk. Admission is just $5.00, tax deductible. Infor: Penny Church (805)927-1442 Phone: 805.927.1442
Web site: http://www.cambriahistoricalsociety.com  

July 7 - 28
SUMMER NIGHTS IN THE GARDEN - 5:30pm 4095 Burton Dr.
Robin's invites you to come enjoy their lovely gardens and live music on Sunday and Thursday nights, July through August. $5 cover charge; Garden reservations recommended. July Lineup: 7/7 - Chris Pelonis & Tim Hosman; 7/11-Chris Beland; 7/14-Danny G Three; 7/18-Marcus DiMaggio; 7/21-The Belmores; 7/25-Loren Radis; 7/28-Hilary & Kate Phone: 805.927.5007
Web site: http://www.robinsrestaurant.com/  

July 11
SPECIAL SPEAKER IN THE PARLOR - 5:30pm 2251 Center St.
Thursday, July 11 5:30 pm. Cambria Historical Museum, 2251 Center St. at Burton Dr. Special Speaker in the Parlor - Pat Bunyard. Pat will relate "Tips For Making Your Travels Historically Rich" based on her vast experience as a world traveler since her European tour in 1972, including photography. She has explored seven continents, 85 countries, and 50 states! Hors doeuvres and beverages are served. Members attend free, and there is a small fee of $10.00 per person, applicable to an annual $30 membership for all our events. Space is limited; reservations are required - call Penny Church at 805.927.1442. Phone: 805.927.1442  

July 11
Live Music with Ron Pagan - 3:30 - 5:30pm 2020 Main Street
Singer/Songwriter Ron will play his original songs and entertain you at Twin Coyotes Winery tasting room. Wine, cheese and cured meats available for purchase.
Web site: http://www.twincoyotes.com  

July 13
Life of the California Sea Otter - 10am-11am San Simeon Beach
Meet at the Coastal Discovery Center at San Simeon Cove for the following field trips and presentations, free to the public. Call 805-927-2145 to reserve a space and leave a call-back no. Directions: https://montereybay.noaa.gov/vc/cdc/planyourvisit.html Join us to learn about our local California Sea Otters, how marine biologists study otters and the locations of best sea otter viewing locations. A 45-minute talk will include a slideshow presentation, videos, live pelts and skulls. Phone: 805.927.2145
Web site: http://montereybay.noaa.gov  

July 13 - 14
SCARECROW WORKSHOP - 9AM - 3:30PM
Come help create and update scarecrows for Cambria's Annual Scarecrow Festival held throughout the month of October. This workshop will be headed by Art Sherwyn at Camp Scarecrow in Tin City. Registration required: Christine Fischer at pfcfpf@sbcglobal.net. This year's theme: Spinning Heads in the Cambria Wind.
Contact: pfcfpf@sbcglobal.net
Web site: http:/www.cambriascarecrows.com  

July 13
Annual Greenspace Art & Adventure Dinner and Auction - 5 - 9pm Joslyn Main Hall - 950 Main Street
This year's Greenspace Annual Art and Adventure Auction will be held July 13th at the Cambria Joslyn Center, from 5 p.m. - 9 p.m. with dinner provided by San Simeon Beach Bar & Grill. Bid on live and silent auction adventures, artwork, vacations and more at this annual fundraiser. Proceeds support Greenspace’s efforts to preserve coastal creeks, forests and open spaces along the Central Coast of California. Tickets are $100 and can be obtained by calling (805) 927-2866 or by emailing info@greenspacecambria.org. Phone: 805.927.2866
Web site: http://www.greenspacecambria.org  

July 14
MUSIC & BEER - 5:00 PM 821 Cornwall St
On Sunday, July 14th - You Knew Me When is coming into the 927 at 5pm. "You Knew Me When" has performed at over 200 craft breweries throughout North America. Join us at 927 BEER COMPANY as they share their craft brewed compositions. You can even check out all the breweries they have performed at, at www.youknewmewhen.com/beer.” This is their 4th time performing at the 927 and is always a great time!
Contact: Aaron Wharton Phone: 805.203-5265
Web site: http://www.cambriabeerco.com  

July 17
OPEN MIC NIGHT - 6:00 PM 8:00 PM 812 Cornwall St.
Wednesday, July 17, 2019, 6:00 PM 8:00 PM Come show off your latent musical talents! All proceeds from this event go towards a mobility van for an ALS victim. $5 donation requested. Wines available by the glass for just $5. July is dulcimer appreciation month, so bring ‘em if you’ve got ‘em! Phone: 805.927.9466
Web site: http://www.moonstonecellars.com  

July 18
MOVIES IN THE GARDEN - 8:00PM 2905 BURTON DR.
Have some family fun each Thursday evening in the garden at the Cambria Pines Lodge! Admission to the movie is free, refreshments available for purchase. This date: How to Train Your Dragon.
Web site: http://www.cambriapineslodge.com  

July 19
LIVE MUSIC - 4:30-6:30pm 2020 Main Street
Live music by Bobby Malone at Twin Coyotes Tasting room. There is no cover charge, and we have wine, cheese plates and cured meats available for purchase. Phone: 1.805.927.9800  

July 19
MAJOR PRODUCTIONS - "QUILTERS" - 1350 Main Street
Musical by Barbara Damashek and Molly Newman July 19 - August 11, 2019; $25 Shows: Fridays & Saturdays 7pm; Sundays 2pm Tickets available at MY805TIX.COM or at the door. Phone: 805.927.8190
Web site: http://www.cambriacenterforthearts.org  

July 20
Whales and Dolphins of the CA Coast - 10am-11am San Simeon Beach
Meet at the Coastal Discovery Center at San Simeon Cove for the following field trips and presentations, free to the public. Call 805-927-2145 to reserve a space and leave a call-back no. Directions: https://montereybay.noaa.gov/vc/cdc/planyourvisit.html Come join us to learn how to identify the common whales and dolphins off of California’s coast. A 45-minute presentation will include photos, videos and underwater sounds of whales and dolphins right off of San Simeon Pier. We will also examine whale bones left over from the whaling days in San Simeon Cove. Phone: 805.927.2145
Web site: http://montereybay.noaa.gov  

July 21
Greenspace Nature Club - 3-5pm
Here in Cambria we are surrounded by spectacular nature. On the third Sunday of every month, from 3-5 pm, Greenspace Nature Club offers adults and children an opportunity to explore and deepen our connection to nature and to share adventures. We can build on the beach with driftwood, explore nature art, build fairy houses, collect rocks, find moonstones, build rock cairns, follow tracks, learn about edible plants. The possibilities are endless. Sue Davis, who has 45 years of experience as an Early Childhood Educator, facilitates the Greenspace Nature Club. Each time is a new adventure! To sign up contact Sue at mdavis5855@gmail.com, or call her at (805) 927-1570 or Greenspace at info@greenspacecambria.org or by phone at (805) 927-2866. Phone: 805.927.2866
Web site: http://www.greenspacecambria.org  

July 24
TRIVIA NIGHT! - 6:00 PM 8:00 PM 812 Cornwall St.
Come test your brain, or just sit back and observe! Up in the Lounge; wine, and snacks available. Phone: 805.927.9466
Web site: http://www.moonstonecellars.com  

July 25
LIVE MUSIC - 4pm-6pm 2020 Main Street
Live music by Graybill at Twin Coyotes Tasting room. There is no cover charge, and we have wine, cheese plates and cured meats available for purchase. Phone: 1.805.927.9800  

July 25
MOVIES IN THE GARDEN - 8:00PM 2905 BURTON DR.
Have some family fun each Thursday evening in the garden at the Cambria Pines Lodge! Admission to the movie is free, refreshments available for purchase. This date: SPACE JAM.
Web site: http://www.cambriapineslodge.com  

July 27
LOOKING FOR MARINE MAMMALS - 10AM - NOON FISCALINI RANCH
Carolyn Skinder will lead this walk along the bluff trail. Reservations required 805-927-2856 or ffrpcambria@sbcglobal.net. Meet at Windsor & Wedgewood entrance.
Contact: ffrpcambria@sbcglobal.net Phone: 805-927-2856  

July 27
Pier Safari - 10am-11am San Simeon Beach
Meet at the Coastal Discovery Center at San Simeon Cove for the following field trips and presentations, free to the public. Call 805-927-2145 to reserve a space and leave a call-back no. Directions: https://montereybay.noaa.gov/vc/cdc/planyourvisit.html July 27th, 10-11am: Pier Safari Look for the inhabitants of San Simeon Bay and pier by using your senses of vision and hearing. Learn how to identify the seasonal birds and animals that migrate through the bay, and practice your science skills by collecting and analyzing data and plankton used to determine the health of the bay. Plankton will be examined using the Center’s video microscope. Phone: 805.927.2145
Web site: http://montereybay.noaa.gov  

July 31
"Hike-In" OPEN HOUSE - 10am-2pm PIEDRAS BLANCAS
The Last Wednesday of July & August. Come out and visit the beautiful Piedras Blancas Light Station on a 4-mile round trip hike! Learn about the history of the lighthouse and local ecology while hiking at your own pace. Pack a picnic lunch; Suggested donation $5. Park at the elephant seal viewing area 1.5 miles south of the light station or vista point 1 mile to the north of the light station. Gift Shop, Picnic Area and Restrooms available. No pets; No Smoking. www.piedrasblancas.org
Contact: piedrasblancastours@gmail.com
Web site: http://www.piedrasblancas.org