January : February : March : April : May : June
July : August : September : October : November : December

April 5, 6, 7, 2019 ~ Friday, Saturday & Sunday

EROICA CALIFORNIA  -

This year Eroica California heads in new directions with a whole weekend of activities, right from the beach in Cambria. Like every year, Eroica Classic will be held on Sunday but this year we have big news: Saturday we will host NOVA Eroica California! Nova Eroica offers cyclists a chance to experience Eroica California on modern bicycles, in a group ride atmosphere with fun, timed segments. NOVA is open only to ROAD and GRAVEL bikes. But rides are not all there is to enjoy this weekend. As a special treat, 10 of the best vendors from the original vintage market in Gaiole will be flying in from Italy to display their wares along with swap-meet vendors from up and down the West Coast. Add to that, music and new gastronomic delights, and you have plenty of fun and activity for everyone.  


April, 2019

SCROLL DOWN
April 
Presentation on Whales of the Central CA Coast -
Join us to learn about commonly seen whales and dolphin along the coast of Central CA, and learn how to spot migrating grey whales along the shores of San Simeon and Cambria. Meet at the Center at 10 am. Please call 805-927-2145 to make a reservation and leave a call back number.  

April 
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: 4/7 Bobby Santa Cruz; 4/14 Jill Knight; 4/21 Shameless; 4/28 Rough House. Phone: 805.927.0175  

April  - 7
THE SUNSHINE BOYS - 1350 Main St.
Cambria Center for the Arts - 1350 Main St. THE SUNSHINE BOYS - A comedy by Neil Simon. March 15 - April 7: Fridays & Saturdays 7pm; Sundays 2pm. Phone: 805-927-8190 Web site: http://wwwcambriacenter for the arts.org Phone: 805.927.8190
Web site: http://wwwcambriacenter for the arts.org  

April 
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 to Enter: Wednesday, June 5, 2019. Entry fee: $20 Individuals and businesses welcome! Contact the Chamber at 805.927.3624 or www.cambriachamber.org to register!
Web site: http://www.cambriachamber.org  

April 
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 to Enter: 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 email: cambriachamberinfo@gmail.com
Contact: cambriachamberinfo@gmail.com Phone: 805.927.3624
Web site: http://www.cambriachamber.org  

April 1 - 30
SPRING EVENING TOUR - Hearst Castle
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  

April 2 - 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 1.5 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. Phone: 805-927-6811
Web site: http://www.piedrasblancas.org  

April 3
Moonstone Memoirs - True Stories Live - 6:00 PM 8:30 PM 812 Cornwall St.
Moonstone Memoirs - True Stories Live Wednesday, April 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. Join us the first Wednesday of each month! There will be a different topic each time, so you won’t be hearing the same stories over and over again. This month’s theme Fool, Fools and Foolish. Phone: 805.927.9466
Web site: http://www.moonstonecellars.com  

April 4 - 28
FEATURED ARTIST FOR APRIL - 1350 Main St.
CINDY STILES will be the featured artist throughout the month of April. Take-in day is April 2, 10am-noon. Artist reception Friday, April 5, 5:30-7pm.
Web site: http://www.cambriacenterforthearts.org  

April 5 - 7
MARY POPPINS - 7PM & 3PM Coast Union High School
CUHS Drama Club presents... MARY POPPINS Friday, April 5, 2019 7pm Saturday, April 6, 2019 7pm Sunday, April 7, 2019 3pm $20 Reserved/Preferred Seating $10 General Admission (Bleacher Seating) $5 Student Admission Tickets Available Online: cuhsdramamarypoppins.brownpapertickets.com Tickets also available through CUSD School offices and at the Chamber. Tickets are available for purchase on March 1, 2019.
Web site: cuhsdramamarypoppins.brownpapertickets.com  

April 6 - 27
REDISCOVERING MARSHALL LEWIS - 815 Main Street, Ste C
Working Artist Studio/Patrick Dennis is proud to showcase the works of L.A. architect and Cambrian artist Marshall Lewis, and reintroduce his classic works that transcend categorization. With a compilation of works from the 1970's through the present day, this exhibit demonstrates the prowess of a master. Join us for this unforgettable experience! Meet the artist at the opening reception on Sat., April 6th from 5:00 - 8:00 p.m. Hors d'oeuvres by Indigo Moon, beverages by Black Hand Cellars. Phone: 805.909.9522  

April 6
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 trip and presentation, free to the public. Call 805-927-2145 to reserve a space and leave a call-back no. April 6, 10-11am: 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  

April 6
STRUCTURE & FUNCTION OF THE FOREST - FISCALINI RANCH
The Structure and Function of the Forest and Intertidal Zone of Fiscalini Ranch Preserve - Saturday, April 6, 2019; 10:00-NOON 1.Did you ever wonder what is going on in the Forest? (The Machinery of Nature.) 2.Why do we have a Mediterranean climate here? How does that effect our lives? 3.What are the water and nutrient cycles and what that means for our forest and us? 4.What were some of the species important to the Chumash? 5.Who are the producers and consumers in the intertidal zone? 6.What is the life cycle of the Pinus radiata? 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.  

April 6
VOLUNTEER WEEKEND: DAY 1 - 9am - 1pm FISCALINI RANCH
Fiscalini Ranch Volunteer Weekend Day 1: Fire Fuels Management No experience necessary! Help care for your local natural resources and help Fiscalini Ranch manage their woodlands and wildfire risk by cutting and moving woody debris. MUST WEAR long sleeves, long pants, and sturdy close-toed shoes. Sunglasses and hard hat if you have them. Water bottle recommended. Tools, safety gear, and light refreshments will be provided. Time: 9:00am - 1:00pm EDT Location: Fiscalini Ranch: Tipton Street Entrance Volunteers are welcome to show up/leave at any time. SIGN UP: https://bit.ly/2SOYY9G
Web site: https://bit.ly/2SOYY9G  

April 6 - 7
Wine 4 Paws - 812 Cornwall St.
Wine 4 Paws Sat, Apr 6, 2019,11:00 AM; Sun, Apr 7, 2019, 5:00 PM A fundraiser for Woods Humane Society! We are donating all tasting fees collected for the weekend, so come down and support a great cause! Phone: 805.927.9466
Web site: http://www.moonstonecellars.com  

April 6
PANCAKE BREAKFAST FUNDRAISER - 8am - 10am 2250 Yorkshire Dr./Presbyterian Church
Small Wonders Pancake Breakfast annual fundraiser will be held Saturday, April 6, 2019 from 8-10am. $10. Tickets available at the door. Pancakes, sausage, fruit, coffee or tea. Community Presbyterian Church Fellowship Hall.  

April 6 - 7
EROICA CALIFORNIA -
This year Eroica California heads in new directions with a whole weekend of activities, right from the beach in Cambria. Like every year, Eroica Classic will be held on Sunday but this year we have big news: Saturday we will host NOVA Eroica California! Nova Eroica offers cyclists a chance to experience Eroica California on modern bicycles, in a group ride atmosphere with fun, timed segments. NOVA is open only to ROAD and GRAVEL bikes. But rides are not all there is to enjoy this weekend. As a special treat, 10 of the best vendors from the original vintage market in Gaiole will be flying in from Italy to display their wares along with swap-meet vendors from up and down the West Coast. Add to that, music and new gastronomic delights, and you have plenty of fun and activity for everyone. To find out more about the local event: eroicacalifornia.com
Web site: http://www.eroicacalifornia.com  

April 10
WINES, PINES & FELINES - 5 - 9pm Cambria Pines Lodge
Annual benefit for Homeless Animal Rescue Team. Wednesday, April 10, 2019; 5-9PM at the Cambria Pines Lodge. Gourmet dinner & wine; live auction & raffles; dancing; and Special performance by Cafe Musique. $95 per person; reserved tables available. Tickets at HART, 2638 Main St or the Cambria Chamber of Commerce,767 Main St. 805.927.7377; www.slohart.org  

April 11
Speaker in the Parlor, Actress/Author Mara Purl - 5:30PM 2251 Center St.
Cambria Historical Museum, 2251 Center St. at Burton Dr. Speaker in the Parlor, Actress/Author Mara Purl: "Cambria & Milford Haven: Roots and Branches". Come and enjoy Mara's lively presentation about our village and one in Wales, in which she bases her Milford-haven novels. Find out if there is "cellular memory". Enjoy hors d'oeuvres and beverages as we gather before the talk. Our venue is small, so advance reservations are required. CHS members attend free, and the public is invited to attend for a $10 fee, applicable to a $30.00 membership and admittance for an entire year. Call Chairman Penny Church at (805) 927-1442. www.cambriahistoricalsociety.com; facebook/cambriahistoricalsociety.com
Contact: Penny Church Phone: 805.927.1442
Web site: http://www.cambriahistoricalsociety.com  

April 13
Tide Pooling at San Simeon Beach - 12 Noon Coastal Discovery Center
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 April 13, 12 noon: 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  

April 13
Wine and Cheese Pairing Seminar - 11am - 12:30pm
Presented by Central Coast Cheese Expert, Cindi Patterson! Saturday, April 13, 2019; 11am - 12:30pm at Twin Coyotes Winery, 2020 Main St., Cambria. $15/person; $5/club member. Phone: 1.805.927.9800
Web site: http://www.twincoyotes.com  

April 13 - 14
14th ANNUAL CAMBRIA WILDFLOWER SHOW - 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm Vet's Hall 1000 Main
Have you ever wondered about the wildflowers, shrubs, and trees you see flowering on your spring walks and drives on the central coast? You can have your wildflower questions answered by experts and view hundreds of bouquets of fresh wildflowers collected in northern San Luis Obispo County, labeled with botanical names and families along with common names. Helpful books and plant lists will be available for purchase to help you identify and enjoy wildflowers in their natural habitats. Enjoy great snacks at the Wildflower Cafe'. An entry donation of $3 is requested; students are free. Held on Saturday, April 13, from noon until 5pm., and Sunday, April 14, from 10am until 4pm. Phone: 805-927-2856
Web site: http://www.ffrpcambria.org  

April 14
CAMBRIA CENTER FOR THE ARTS OPEN HOUSE - 2PM - 4PM 1350 Main Street
Cambria Center for the Arts Open House Sunday, April 14, 2 pm to 4 pm A free celebration of the arts in Cambria with wine tasting and nibbles, demonstrating artists, a short film, and live theatre. Stop by for an introduction. It just might be the start of lifelong attraction.  

April 17
Open Mic Night - 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM 812 Cornwall St.
Open Mic Night Wednesday, April 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 sufferer. $5 donation requested. Wines available by the glass for just $5. Join us the third Thursday each month from 6pm to 8pm. This is a judgment-free event. Nobody is expecting the next Freddie Mercury to show up. We just want to have fun. Cheers! Phone: 805.927.9466
Web site: http://www.moonstonecellars.com  

April 20
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 April 20, 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  

April 20
Bridal Showcase - 1pm-5pm 2905 Main St.
Cambria Pines Lodge invites you to their first Bridal Showcase! This is a complimentary event featuring local vendors - photographers, bakeries, wedding planners, music options, hair & makeup salons, decor and much, much more. The Lodge will be showcasing its array of fine appetizers to try, so come hungry. There will be prizes and the first 100 to RSVP will receive a free swag bag and entered to win big prizes! Please pre-register through Evenbrite.com, however you can register at the door. Phone: 805.927.4200
Web site: http://www.moonstonehotels.com  

April 20
BLUFF TRAIL WALK - 10AM
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. Call 805-305-1423 for meeting place. Phone: 805.305.1423
Web site: http://cambriaranchwalks.com/Bluff%20directions  

April 20
VINTAGE AFTERNOON - 1PM - 4PM 2251 Center St.
Saturday, April 13 1:00-4:00 Cambria Historical Museum, 2251 Center St. at Burton Dr. Vintage Afternoon Activities Please join us in chores common in the good old days, play with antique games and toys (or make your own), and enjoy some cider and applesauce. There is something fun for all ages! No charge for admittance or participation, though donations are appreciated for our museum operations. www.cambriahistoricalsociety.com; facebook/cambriahistoricalsociety.com
Web site: http://www.cambriahistoricalsociety.com  

April 21
ANNUAL EASTER EGG HUNT - 8 am Shamel Park
American Legion-Annual Easter Egg Hunt at Shamel Park. Admission is free. Ages 8 and under.  

April 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.
Contact: info@greenspacecambria.org Phone: 805.927.2866
Web site: http://www.greenspacecambria.org  

April 21 - 28
17th Annual CALIFORNIA SCULPTORS SYMPOSIUM - 10 am-6 pm 1473 Randall Dr.
CSS is an annual, week-long program of workshops and demonstrations given by sculptors for sculptors, held at Camp Ocean Pines, Cambria, Ca. The show is open to the public, Saturday, April 27th 2019, from 10 am – 5 pm participants show their artwork in an exhibition open to the public.
Web site: http://www.californiasculptorssymposium.org  

April 21
Cambria Earth Day - 11am - 3pm 2064 Center St.
Earth Day April 21, 2019, 11 am - 3 p.m., 2264 Center Street In 2019, Greenspace is thrilled to once again partner with Soto's True Earth Market and over a dozen other wonderful co-hosts for the annual gathering to help protect and celebrate our wonderful planet. This family-friendly event with music, special activities for kids, meet and greet with wildlife, water education, great food, raffles and so much more takes place on Easter Sunday, 11- 3pm. With just a few spaces left, non-profit organizations are invited to apply for free vendor spaces at www.greenspacecambria.org or call 805-927-2866 for more information. If you and your friends or family would like to be part of the Greenspace 3,000 Tree Initiative please contact Rick at his email: rick@greenspacecambria.org When you come to Earth Day April 21, you will find our seed clinic at the very front of the Greenspace Creekside Reserve. See you Sunday! Phone: 805.927.2866
Web site: http://www.greenspacecambria.org  

April 27
Life of the California Sea Otter - 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 April 27, 10-11am: Life of the California Sea Otter Join us to learn about the lives of our local California Sea Otters, where the best places are to view them and how marine biologists study and protect them. A 45-minute talk will include a slideshow presentation, videos, live pelts and skulls. Phone: 805.927.2145
Web site: http://montereybay.noaa.gov  

April 27
FAERIE FESTIVAL - 11AM-2 PM 4101 Burton Dr.
MAGICAL FESTIVAL INCLUDES: FANCIFUL FACE PAINTING,YUMMY FAIRY SNACKS,DESIGN YOUR OWN MERMAID SEA SHELL. Discover new magical friends and faeries in our STORYBOOK TREASURE HUNT. Festival is free & open to the public.
Contact: 805.927.5224
Web site: http://www.spellboundherbs.com  

April 27
Comedy Night - The Early Show - 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM 812 Cornwall St.
Comedy Night - The Early Show Saturday, April 27, 2019; 5:30 PM 7:00 PM THE EARLY SHOW! This early bird special will ensure you can get home for bed by 8:00! Featuring: Ken Garr, Justin Foster, Joe Dungan $25 per ticket, two beverage minimum (or share a bottle between two people) Tickets available online now. If you pre-purchase your bottle of wine when you buy tickets, we’ll give you a bonus discount for efficiency: an extra 5% off the bottle of wine on top of your current wine club discount. Use the promo code COMEDY to take advantage of this offer. Phone: 805.927.9466
Web site: http://www.moonstonecellars.com  

April 27
Comedy Night - The "Late Show" - 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM 812 Cornwall St.
Comedy Night - The "Late Show" Saturday, April 27, 2019 7:30 PM 9:00 PM THE LATE SHOW! This is only considered a “late night” show in Cambria! Featuring: Ken Garr, Justin Foster and Joe Dungan $25 per ticket, two beverage minimum (or share a bottle between 2 people) Tickets available online now. If you pre-purchase your bottle of wine when you buy tickets, we’ll give you a bonus discount for efficiency: an extra 5% off the bottle on top of your current wine club discount. Use the promo code COMEDY to take advantage of this offer. Phone: 805.927.9466
Web site: http://www.moonstonecellars.com  

April 27
FOREST HEALTH WALK - 10AM FISCALINI RANCH
Forest Health walk on the Fiscalini Ranch Preserve Saturday, April 27, 2019(had to be rescheduled) 10:00-12:00 Come walk with Alan Peters, Unit Forester from Cal Fire and Kim Corella, Forest Health Specialist. Alan and Kim know our forest well. They will enlighten us on the life-cycle of our special pines. They will also tell us about the health of our forest and how we can protect our unique Pine trees.
Web site: http://www.ffrpcambria.org  

April 28
WILDFLOWER WALK - 10AM FISCALINI RANCH
Wildflower Identification Walk Sunday April 28, 2019(please note it is Sunday) 10:00-12:00 D.R. Miller, organizer of the annual Wildflower show, will take participants on a wildflower walk on the Fiscalini Ranch to hone their plant Identification skills.
Web site: http://www.ffrpcambria.org  

April 30
PETALS AND PALETTES SHOW - 1350 Main Street
Tuesday, April 30 is take-in day for the Annual Petals and Palettes show, held May 2 - May 26. Phone: 805.927.8190