Monday, September 24, 2012

Upcoming Events

Do yourself a favor and trot down to the Melodrama Theatre in Oceano ( and check out their new presentation, a hilarious musical spoof of "Sheer-Luck Holmes."  They've got some new talent in town and a very clever writer on this one, all of which makes for a really enjoyable evening.  The Melodrama is a unique central coast theatre gem, a kind of salt-water marsh nursery that offers a great opportunity for young performers to practice demanding comedy repertory work while the public gets the benefit of their talents.

Then, check out the Chumash 17th Annual Intertribal Pow-wow
 ( ) Oct. 6 , 10 - 10, and Oct 7, 10 - 6 at the Live Oak Campground near the san Marcos golf course, on Hwy 154 east of Santa Ynez.  The Pow-wow is free, with $5 parking.  (No alcohol, no guns, no dogs, and mind your manners when you're on sovereign tribal lands.) There'll be dancing and drumming competitions, traditional arts, crafts, jewelry,  as well as traditional foods.  Pow-wow's can be an amazing experience.  If you've never attended one, here's your chance.

Or, if gardening is your thing, go to the pow-wow on Sunday and on Saturday head over to the San Luis Obispo Botanical Garden, in El Chorro Regional Park on Highway 1 across from Cuesta College.  ( for their Annual Fall Fund Raising Plant Sale, October 6th.  Members can enter at 9 a.m., the general public at 10 a.m.  There's a plant sale list on the website, there will be expert advice on hand for your questions, and great plants to buy, the sale of which helps support the botanical gardens.  And while there, visit the new "clubhouse" and see all the new landscaping they've added.  El Chorro Park is really a beautiful place and another "best kept" secret in the county. It's got a great campground, ball fields, hiking trails, picnic areas, the best dog park in the world and the unique and amazing botanical gardens.  Well worth a visit.

Life is short.  Winter's coming.  Time to get out into October's bright blue weather and do something new, interesting and fun.

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