San Miguel Scene: Taste wines at Mission fundraiser

May 3, 2012 

A premier fundraiser, the Wine Experiencia, will be presented at Mission San Miguel on Saturday from 2 to 6 p.m. to benefit the continued restoration and preservation of one of California’s historical structures. There will be wine and food tasting, a silent auction, live entertainment, artists, artisans and guided tours.

Tickets are $40 in advance, available at the gift shop, 467-3256, or online at www.missionsan  . Tickets will be $45 at the door.

At the event, a second wine, a Sauvignon Blanc by Locatelli Winery, will be released on the Mission label. It is dedicated to St. Clare of Assisi, who founded a contemplative order of Franciscan nuns.

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Wallace “Wally” Ohles, a long-time history and driver’s education teacher at Paso Robles High School and a Bearcat among Bearcats, passed away early Monday morning. He was a huge booster of the Paso Robles area and one of the most dedicated parishioners of Old Mission San Miguel.

Wally was a member of several organizations and a past president of Friends of the Adobes. Funeral services will be held May 11 at 10 a.m. at Old Mission San Miguel followed by a reception in the Parish Community Building.

In lieu of flowers, a scholarship fund has been set up at Mission Community Bank, 1240 Spring St., Paso Robles. All donations should be made to the following fund: To The Benefit of Wally Ohles.

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On Monday, the St. Petersburg Men’s Ensemble from St. Petersburg, Russia, will again perform at Mission San Miguel. The group has an extensive repertoire, and their voices are enhanced by the great acoustics inside the church.

They also have a good sense of humor, and their previous concert here was most entertaining. The show starts at 7 p.m. The suggested donation is $10.

Lynne Schmitz is a longtime resident of San Miguel.

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