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February 24, 2018 ~ Saturday


Do you want to learn the latest line dances or couple dances? Western Dance Jamboree provides a whole day of workshops and an evening dance. Couples dancing takes place at the Veteran’s Memorial Building 1000 Main Street, line dancing at the Cambria Grammar School 3223 Main St., & new this year, Newcomer lessons at Santa Rosa Church Gathering Hall 1174 Main St. For registration & program information: registration & program  

February, 2018

Northern Elephant Seal Presentation -
The elephant seal rookery at Piedras Blancas is a dramatic and interesting place to visit year-round. However, the most exciting season is during the winter months when the seals come to shore to birth and mate. Come join Friends of the Elephant Seal docent, Phil Adams, to learn about the amazing life of the Northern Elephant Seal on land and at sea. After the presentation, you will be able to drive to the elephant seal rookery viewing area only 4.5 miles north of the Center which is manned by knowledgeable docents from FES. Participants will meet at the Coastal Discovery Center in San Simeon (across from entrance to Hearst Castle Visitors Center, by the pier) each Saturday, Jan 20 through March 10th, from 10-10:45am. Reservations required as space is limited. Call 805-927-2145 to reserve a space. Please leave your phone number. Dates of presentations: Feb 3 - 10 am Feb 10 – 10 am Feb 17 – 10 am Feb 24 – 10 am Mar 3 – 10 am Mar 10 – 10 am  

Learn about the mystery of San Simeon Cove by beachcombing with marine biologists. Find out what causes high and low tides and explore the plant and animal communities that live between high and low tides. Participants will meet at the Coastal Discovery Center in San Simeon (across from the entrance to Hearst Castle Visitors Center, by the pier). Call 805-927-2145 to reserve a space. Please leave your phone number. Dates and Times: February 10 – 1:30 pm February 24 – 11:30 am March 10 – 12 noon March 24 – 11 am  

Italian Lakes Region Trip -
Experience first hand the authentic character of Italy's romantic Northern lakes, beloved by poets, writers, and artists. Mountains, deep blue lakes, captivating towns, opulent villas and gardens. Explore four magical lakes, Como, Lugano, Maggiore, and Garda - Magnificant! Departs Oct. 15, 2018. Informational Presentation Feb. 22nd. Call Cambria Chamber of Commerce 805-927-3624
Contact: Cambria Chamber of Commerce Phone: 805-927-3624
Web site: http://www.cambriachamber.org/doc_forms.php  

February 1 - 25
Reception: Feb. 2nd-5:30 pm Phone: 805-927-8190
Web site: http://www.cambriacenterforthearts.org  

February 8 - 11
LOVE IS IN THE AIR! CAMBRIA FILM FESTIVAL -VALENTINE'S DAY WEEKEND! This festival of Romance and romantic comedies will feature full-length films, short programs, and various intriguing film events. Full details on our website. Phone: 805-927-8190
Web site: http://www.cambriafilmfestival.com  

February 9 - 25
By The Sea Productions presents EXIT LAUGHING - 545 Shasta Avenue, Morro Bay, CA
By the Sea Productions Season Opener. Weekends, February 9 – March 4 EXIT LAUGHING, a charming, surprising comedy by Hollywood writer/director/ playwright Paul Elliott. Directed by Lisa Woske, the play features Janice Peters, Marilyn Blake, Jennifer Blomfield, Nicole Cortese and Greg DiMartini. At the play’s gentle core are three lifelong friends who are facing the loss of their “4th Musketeer.” EXIT LAUGHING is about embracing life and living it to the fullest so that when the time comes, one exits through the joy of having spent a life well-lived. Phone: 805-776-3287
Web site: http://www.bytheseaproductions.org  

February 10
Monarchs and Mushrooms in the Fiscalini Ranch Forest - 10 am
Monarchs and Mushrooms in the Fiscalini Ranch Forest Walk in the forest Loop Trail of the Fiscalini Ranch Preserve with a FFRP docent as we look for monarch butterflies and mushrooms. FFRP docent led walks are free and are open to the public. For information and directions to the Tipton Trail Head, call Brian at (805) 305-1423 or visit website.
Web site: http://cambriaranchwalks.com  

February 11
Weather Walk and Talk on the Fiscalini Ranch Preserve - 1:30-3:30 pm
Bring your lawn chair and relax as local naturalist and weather enthusiast Al Normandin discusses our local climate. Simple explanations of local weather terms such as cut-off lows, as well as Santa Ana and Sundowner winds, will be covered. The King Tide Project will also be discussed. After a short break to put away our chairs, we will walk the bluffs to see what flowers, birds, animals are out, as well as fielding continuing questions about our climate. Phone: 805-927-2202
Web site: http://www.ffrpcambria.org  

February 11
Cambria Historical Society Annual Recognitions Banquet, - 5-8 pm Cambria Pines Lodge 2905 Burton Dr.
Members and public are invited; reservations now due, $40.00 per person. Keynote Speaker Robert Pavlik is a published author, poet, accomplished state historian and member of varied civic organizations, nonprofits, advisory committees and the Caltrans Historic Preservation Committee. He will speak about "The Life and Times of Russ Leadabrand, Folklorist, Historian, Journalist" Please see our website for complete details and reservations.
Web site: http://www.cambriahistoricalsociety.com  

February 23 - 24
READER'S THEATRE - 1350 Main St.
"RIPCORD" -Dramedy.Fri.@ 7:30 pm-Sat. @ 2 pm & 7:30 pm-$10. Phone: 805-927-8190
Web site: http://www.cambriacenterforthearts.org  

February 24
WESTERN DANCE WORKSHOP - 8:15 am-11pm three locations
ANNUAL WESTERN DANCE JAMBOREE! 25 -INSTRUCTORS. Learn from the best! All day dance workshop includes LINE DANCING, COUPLES, and new this year, NEWCOMER LESSONS, followed by an evening dance. Want more to do, after the dance ends at 11 pm? The American Legion at the VETS Hall will be open for food & beverage service. For registration & program information: registration & program Phone: 805.927.3624
Web site:

February 24
Birds & More Along Bluff Trail - 9 am
Walk the Bluff Trail of the Fiscalini Ranch Preserve with FFRP docents as we look for birds and more along the shoreline. FFRP docent-led walks are free and open to the public. For information and directions, call Duffy at (760) 390-5150 or visit our website.
Web site: http://cambriaranchwalks.com  

February 25
Speaker Series-“Children, Hope and Nature”-Talk and Q&A - 3-5 PM Vet's Hall 1000 Main St
Greenspace will be hosting the first installment of the 2018 Speaker series centered on the topic of “Children, Hope and Nature”. The event will feature two guest speakers, Catherine Ryan Hyde and Sue Davis. Catherine Ryan Hyde is an Amazon #1 selling author of over 35 released and forthcoming novels including Pay It Forward, which was adapted into a major motion picture. She will be joined by Sue Davis, who has 45 years of experience as an Early Childhood Educator and as an advocate for the Outdoor Classroom Project. Suggested donation of $10 at the door, with refreshments provided by Greenspace. Phone: (805) 927-2866
Web site: http://www.greenspacecambria.org