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May, 2019

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May 
LIVE MUSIC - 2336 Main St.
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: 5/5 Cocktail Shorty; 5/12 Bobby Santa Cruz; 5/19 Jill Knight; 5/26 Rough House. Phone: 805.927.0175  

May 
CALLING ALL CHILI COOKS! -
Let’s get some friendly community competition going...is YOUR chili the BEST?? Now is your chance to prove it! The Cambria Chamber of Commerce is hosting the annual Chili Cook-off and Car Show Saturday, June 15, 2019. Deadline for Chili Entry: Wednesday, June 5, 2019. Entry fee: $20 Individuals and businesses welcome! Contact the Chamber at 805.927.3624 or www.cambriachamber.org to register! Phone: 805.927.3624
Web site: http://www.cambriachamber.org/doc_forms.php  

May 
CAMBRIA CLASSIC CAR SHOW -
The Cambria Chamber of Commerce invites you to enter your classic/restored vehicle in our annual Car Show, Saturday, June 15, 2019. Awards will be given for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place; People’s Choice; Muscle; Truck; Stock; Foreign; Motorcycle and Hot Rod Deadline for Vehicle Entry: Wednesday, May 15, 2019. Entry Fee: $45, includes T-Shirt & Snack Bag This event is in conjunction with our annual Chili Cook-off, at the Vet’s Hall, 1000 Main St., Cambria Come show off your pride and joy! Contact the Chamber at 805.927.3624; www.cambriachamber.org email: cambriachamberinfo@gmail.com
Contact: cambriachamberinfo@gmail.com Phone: 805.927.3624
Web site: http://www.cambriachamber.org  

May 1 - 19
SPRING EVENING TOUR - Hearst Castle
Evening tour progresses from Casa del Mar to the main rooms in Casa del Mar and into the Library & Mr. Hearst's private Gothic Suite & on to the Roman Pool. Tour runs from March-May. Phone: 1-800-444-4445  

May 2 - 26
PETALS AND PALETTES SHOW - 1350 Main St.
A long-time Cambria favorite, this show pairs paintings with live flower arrangements done by members of the Cambria Garden Club just in time for Mothers Day! Take-in day is April 30, 10 – noon; reception is Saturday, May 4, 4:00 to 6:00 PM. Attending the reception and first weekend is encouraged as the arrangements are at their freshest! Phone: 805-927-8190
Web site: http://wwwcambriacenter for the arts.org  

May 2 - 30
PIEDRAS BLANCAS LIGHTHOUSE TOURS - 9:45AM PIEDRAS BLANCAS
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 805-927-7361 or email PiedrasBlancasTours@gmail.com
Web site: http://piedrasblancas.org  

May 3 - 4
SPECIAL EVENT! - 1350 Main St.
Happy to Make Your Acquaintance - A musical memoir, written & performed by Mary Ann Anderson. 7pm, $20. Phone: 805.927.8190
Web site: http://www.cambriacenterforthearts.org  

May 4
Pier Safari - 10am-11am Coastal Discovery Center
DISCOVERY SATURDAYS at the Coastal Discovery Center at San Simeon. 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 May 4, 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  

May 4
4th ANNUAL CAMBRIA BEE FAIRE - NOON - 4PM Cambria Historical Museum
It's an unBEElievable fun day! All things BEE and HONEY! Buzzy Pets Parade - 2:30-3pm. All pets in bee costumes welcome!
Contact: info@beautifycambria.org Phone: 1.805.927.1934
Web site: http://www.beautifycambria.org  

May 4
BLUFF TRAIL WALK - 10AM FISCALINI RANCH
Walk the Bluff Trail of the Fiscalini Ranch Preserve with a docent. Enjoy the Ranch and ocean views as we learn about seaweed, sea mammals, birds, and the plants along the Bluff Trail. Saturday the 4th-Duffy, a FFRP docent, will lead a Bluff Trail walk Sunday the 12th (Mothers Day)-Stephen, a FFRP docent, will lead a Bluff Trail walk. Call 805-305-1423 for meeting place.  

May 5
Cinco de Mayo Taco Tasting! - 12:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Sunday, May 5, 2019, 12:30 PM 5:00 PM A progressive tasting tour with PCWT wineries and food from Boni’s Tacos. 5 different mini tacos, and one dessert spread across the wineries. There are 6 wineries and 6 different pairings. Phone: 805.927.9466
Web site: http://www.pacificcoastwinetrail.com.  

May 8
Moonstone Memoirs - True Stories Live - 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM 812 Cornwall St.
Moonstone Memoirs - True Stories Live Wednesday, May 1, 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 topic is Say it With Flowers! Phone: 805.927.9466
Web site: http://www.moonstonecellars.com  

May 11
Tide Pooling at San Simeon Beach - 10:30am-11:30am Coastal Discovery Center
DISCOVERY SATURDAYS at the Coastal Discovery Center at San Simeon. 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 May 11, 10:30-11:30am: Tide pooling at San Simeon Beach 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  

May 11
STRUCTURE & FUNCTION OF THE FOREST - 10:00 am - Noon FISCALINI RANCH
The Structure and Function of the Forest and Intertidal Zone of Fiscalini Ranch Preserve Saturday, May 11, 2019 (had to be rescheduled) 10:00-12:00 Join John Menke, an instructor at the Coastal Institute and also a docent at the Discovery Center, who will reveal the answers to us as in an interesting way as we walk the forest loop trail
Web site: http://www.ffrpcambria.org  

May 12
SPRING CONCERT: TEACH THE WORLD TO SING - 2PM Community Presbyterian Church in Cambria.
We’re very excited about our program and hope that the members of the Cambria community will be coming to one of our shows. Tickets: $20; Students FREE. Online ticket sales info: https://cambriachorale.org/index.html Concert dates are May 12th and May 19th, 2:00 pm at the Community Presbyterian Church in Cambria  

May 17 - 19
WINE FEST WEEKEND - Harmony Cellars 3255 Harmony Valley Road
WINE FEST WEEKEND May 17th - 19th 2019 marks our 30th Anniversary--this is a great weekend to celebrate. Friday, May 17th: Live music by MATT NINO and wood-fired pizzas by TORRICELLA are the best way to start your weekend. 5-7PM. No reservations. Saturday, May 18th: Enjoy our newest releases and unique blends in the PASO ROBLES PARK or in our tasting room. Sunday, May 19th: End your weekend in perfect Harmony. Our hilltop decks overlooking the emerald green countryside pair perfectly with gourmet snacks from our tasting room and award-winning wines. 10AM-5PM. Phone: 805.927.1625
Web site: http://www.harmonycellars.com  

May 17
HARMONY TWLIGHT HOURS - 5-7pm 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  

May 18
Whales and Dolphins of the CA Coast - 10am-11am Coastal Discovery Center
DISCOVERY SATURDAYS at the Coastal Discovery Center at San Simeon. 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 May 18, 10-11:am: Whales and Dolphins of the CA Coast Come join us to learn how to identify the common whales and dolphin 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  

May 19
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  

May 19
SPRING CONCERT: TEACH THE WORLD TO SING - 2pm Community Presbyterian Church in Cambria.
We’re very excited about our program and hope that the members of the Cambria community will be coming to one of our shows. Tickets: $20; Students FREE. Online ticket sales info: https://cambriachorale.org/index.html Concert dates are May 12th and May 19th,2:00 pm at the Community Presbyterian Church in Cambria  

May 22
Cambria Tip-A-Cop Dinner - 5:00 and 7:00pm 1000 Main Street
Looking for a good time, great food, lots of laughs and mediocre service for a good cause?! Come to the Cambria Tip-A-Cop Dinner and help put smiles on the faces of local Special Olympians. Wednesday, May 22 at the Vet's Hall. There are two seatings: 5:00 & 7:00. Tickets are $25 each; $200 for a table of 8 and $300 for a Sheriff's Table.
Contact: cambriatipacop927@gmail.com Phone: Ramona 805.400.5353 or  Nancy 805.924.1948 or Sue 805.927.2597  

May 24
WINE DOWN -
Wine Down at Twin Coyotes Winery every Sunday, Monday and Thursday, from noon 'til 5pm, and from noon 'til 7pm on Friday and Saturday beginning with Memorial Day weekend, Friday, May 24, 2019 through Labor Day weekend, September 2, 2019.  

May 24 - 25
READER'S THEATRE -
BRIEF ENCOUNTERS: An evening of one-act plays. Friday @7pm/Saturday @ 2pm & 7pm. Cost is $15. Phone: 805-927-8190
Web site: http://www.cambriacenterforthearts.org  

May 25
HERITAGE DAY - 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Saturday, May 25 11:00-4:00 Cambria Historical Museum, 2251 Center St. at Burton Dr.; Cambria's Annual Heritage Day, featuring displays and demonstrations of all things old fashioned! Free Admission, with food and beverages available. Live Music, vintage vehicles, family activities and vintage crafts performed live! And much, much more! Information: (805) 927-1442
Web site: http://cambriahistoricalsociety.com  

May 25
Cambria Heritage Day & The Chinese Temple - 2264 Center St.
Join us on Saturday May 25th as John Seed, Greenspace's new volunteer Chinese Temple Curator, offers a program featuring artist Nan Rae. Rae will offer a demonstration of her extraordinary Chinese brushwork techniques at the Temple. She will explain the Literati style, a traditional Chinese approach that seeks to transcend mere representation by instead exploring a subject's ch’i, or life force, using a minimum of brush strokes for maximum effect. The Chinese temple is located at Creekside Reserve, 2264 Center St. in downtown Cambria.
Web site: http://www.greenspacecambria.org  

May 25
FOREST LOOP WALK - 10AM
Walk the Forest Loop Trail of the Fiscalini Ranch Preserve with a docent. Enjoy our Monterey Pine forest as we learn about the plants, animals, human history and the trails in this special part of Cambria. The walk is about 2.5 miles long with very little elevation gain. Bring water, shoes that protect the toes, and wear long pants to help protect from poison oak. Children welcome with adult supervision. Saturday the 25th-Brian will lead a Forest and Coastal Prairies walk. Call 805-305-1423 for meeting place. Phone: 805.305.1423
Web site: http://cambriaranchwalks.com/Bluff%20directions  

May 27
MEMORIAL DAY CEREMONY - 11 am 1000 MainSt.
Vets Hall parking lot, by the flag poles.
Web site: http://legionpost432.com  

May 30
2019 JURIED SHOW - 1350 Main St.
Open to all community artists. Take-in day is Tuesday, May 28, 10am - noon. Show runs May 30 - June 30. Reception and award presentations are on Friday, May 31, 5:30-7pm. Phone: 805.927.8190
Web site: http://www.cambriacenterforthearts.org  

May 31
SPRING VEGAN PRE FIXE - 4095 Burton Dr.
Join Robin's Restaurant for their Spring Vegan dinner and wine pairing, Friday, May 31. $48, meal only; $68 with wine pairing. Check out their website for menu details. Phone: 805.927.5007
Web site: http://www.robinsrestaurant.com/