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May, 2015

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May 1 - 22
DISCOVER YOUR CENTRAL COAST - 6:30 pm
* Discover Your Central Coast MBNMS lecture Series - May 1,8,15, and 22, 6:30pm at Rabobank in Cambria (topics TBA) $5.00 entrance fee Coastal Discovery Center open Fri-Sun 11 - 5pm (call 805-927-6575 for holiday hours) * Discovery Saturdays - guided tours and hands- on activities each Sat at 11am. (call 805-927-6575 for updates and to reserve a spot!) Phone: 805.927.2145
Web site: http://www.coastal.ca.gov/publiced/ccd/join.html  

May 2
13th Annual Sculpture By the Sea - 10:00am-5:00 pm 1473 Randall Drive
13th annual Sculpture By the Sea exhibition at Camp Ocean Pines. BBQ lunch available. A show of sculptures in stone, metal, wood and clay by the artists attending the 13th California Sculptors Symposium. Come and meet the artists at work in the wonderful setting of Camp Ocean Pines. www.californiasculptorssymposium.org
Web site: http://www.campoceanpines.org  

May 3
"We Got Rhythm". - 3PM Cambria Presbyterian Church
The Cambria Chorale, celebrating their 25th anniversary, presents the first of their two 2015 Spring Concerts "We Got Rhythm". Director Barbara Weber has chosen a a potpourri of rousing rhythms from what some call the golden age of music: “I've Got the World on a String”, “I Got Rhythm”, “Our Love is Here to Stay”, “All of Me”, “Ain’t Misbehavin'’” and more. Proceeds benefit the Cambria Youth Music Fund. The 2nd concert will be held next Sunday, May 10. Tickets $16. Available at the Chamber, Joslyn Center and at door. Contact: Marilyn Fiebelkorn 805/924-0606  

May 5 - 30
Piedras Blancas Lighthouse Tour - 9:45 am
Tours are offered Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays, excluding Federal holidays. Meet at the former Piedras Blancas Motel, located 1 1/1 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 - call 927-7361. Phone: 927-6811
Web site: http://www.piedrasblancas.gov  

May 5 - 31
PETALS & PALETTES -
Cambria Garden Club. Opening Reception May 8th
Web site: http://www.cambriacenterforthearts.org  

May 8
CALIFORNIA'S COASTAL BOTTLENOSE DOLPHINS - 6:30pm-7:30 pm 1070 Main St
Bottlenose dolphins are the most common cetacean in nearshore waters off California. These dolphins have been under continuous study by researchers at NOAA’s Southwest Fisheries Science Center in San Diego since the early 1980s. Come join Holly Fearnbach as she provides the most current information on the life history, population status and human threats to these nomadic dolphins that travel between Baja California and San Francisco Bay. Lecture series held at Rabobank Bank in Cambria Phone: 805.927.2145  

May 9
Vino to H2O at the Historic Borradori Garage - 4-6:30pm
Vino to H2O at the Historic Borradori Garage Join the wineries of Cambria and Pacific Coast Wine Trail for a fun evening of wine tasting, live music, and small bites at the historic Borradori Garage in Cayucos. This is a benefit for Lifewater to raise funds and awareness about the need for accessible, safe water around the world. $35 per person. Purchase tickets online at PacificCoastWineTrail.com. For questions and info, please call 805.927.1625.
Web site: http://www.pacificcoastwinetrail.com  

May 10
"We Got Rhythm". - 3pm Cambria Presbyterian Church
The Cambria Chorale, celebrating their 25th anniversary, presents their second 2015 Spring Concert "We Got Rhythm". Director Barbara Weber has chosen a a potpourri of rousing rhythms from what some call the golden age of music: “I've Got the World on a String”, “I Got Rhythm”, “Our Love is Here to Stay”, “All of Me”, “Ain’t Misbehavin'’” and more. Proceeds benefit the Cambria Youth Music Fund. Tickets $16. Available at the Chamber, Joslyn Center and at door. Contact: Marilyn Fiebelkorn 805/924-0606  

May 15
FABULOUS 50'S DINNER AT HARMONY CELLARS - 6:30pm 3255 Harmony Valley Road
Kick off Wine Fest Weekend by cruisin’ on over to Harmony Cellars! Classic Americana cuisine (think burgers and mac n’ cheese!) with a gourmet twist and rock n’ roll tunes from the 50s are sure to take you back. Wine and food served buffet-style in the winery. Menu and reservations at HarmonyCellars.com. 6:30pm. $49/club, $59/regular. Phone: 805.927.1625
Web site: http://www.HarmonyCellars.com  

May 15
CALIFORNIA CONDORS-THE CAMBRIA CONNECTION - 6:30pm-7:30 pm 1070 Main
Joe Burnett - Ventana Wildlife Society The California Condor population historically experienced severe losses, prompting the complete removal of the species from the wild in 1987. Come join Joe Burnett as he provides the most current information on the status and health of our central CA condor flock and the important role the coastal environment plays in sustaining our local population. Joe will also provide an update about the upcoming condor releases planned for this summer in the San Simeon region. Lecture series held at Rabobank in Cambria Phone: 805.927.2145  

May 15
THE PEWTER PLOUGH PLAYHOUSE PRESENTS PICNIC - Main at Shefield
Run Date: May 15 through June 14, 2015 The Pewter Plough Playhouse presents William Inge’s Pulitzer-Prize-winning drama PICNIC, the story of a Kansas family, their neighbor, and their boarder, whose lives are changed when a young drifter comes to town looking for work. On Labor Day, he forms a connection with the two teenage daughters in the family, and though he is looked on suspiciously by their mother, he is invited to the town picnic. He brings a sense of excitement (and a bit of danger) to each member of the family. Director is Anita Schwaber. Featuring Christina Fountain, Jon Weise, Toni Young, Sharyn Young, Janice Peters, Ali Burkhead, Randall C. Lyon, Will Vowels and Joyce Calderone. Phone: 805.927.3877
Web site: http://www.pewterploughplayhouse.org/  

May 22
WHAT HAPPENED TO THE PISMO CLAM? - 6:30pm-7:30 pm 1070 Main
Grant Waltz - California Polytechnic State University Populations of Pismo clams have declined since the 1940’s and there has not been a sustainable clam fishery for decades. Come join Grant Waltz as he provides information on the factors leading to this decline, how natural and human factors affect the Pismo clam population and how California Polytechnic State University researchers and California Department of Fish and Wildlife are working together to help inform management decisions that could help to recover Pismo clam populations. Photo: Chad King/NOAA Photo: Tim Huntington. Lecture takes place at Rabobank in Cambria Phone: (805)-927-2145  

May 30
The Health of Pine Trees on the Fiscalini Ranch? - 10:00-12:00
Join Alan Peters, of Cal Fire who will lead this walk and talk about: What is the health of the Monterey Pines on the Fiscalini Ranch Preserve? How would a forester select trees for removal to improve the health of the forest? What methods can be used to enhance the health of the Fiscalini Ranch Preserve Forest? Call 927-2202 for reservations and location.
Web site: http://www.ffrpcambria.org