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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 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 1
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 to be announced at the April Memoirs. Phone: 805.927.9466
Web site: http://www.moonstonecellars.com  

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 Friday, May 3, 5:30 – 7:00 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 5
Pacific Coast Wine Trail 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. More details to follow soon! 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 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
Kick off your weekend at our winery nestled in the coastal countryside on Friday nights from May 17th through September 6th. 5-7pm. No reservations. Live Music is FREE; Food Trucks; wine for purchase. No dogs or outside food/drink 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 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 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