The City Council on Tuesday approved the installation of two shade structures at the Barney Schwartz Park soccer fields on the city’s east side.
The structures — four large poles with shades on top — will be funded through a $48,000 donation from the REC Foundation, a nonprofit parks advocacy group, to benefit the city.
Similar shade structures have also been installed in recent years at the city’s Municipal and Centennial pools, as well as over the softball bleachers at Barney Schwartz Park.
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The structures, intended for public use at the park, are expected to be installed toward the end of the year.
— Tonya Strickland
Nataly Lola and her band will entertain at the 10th annual Central Coast Wine Growers dinner and dance Saturday at Rancho Arroyo Grande, the home of Conway Family Wines.
The get-together, open to the public, will include wine tasting, dinner, a silent and live auction and dancing.
Festivities begin at 4:30 p.m. with wine tasting and a review of auction items. Dinner will be served at 5:30 p.m. by Arroyo Grande Future Farmers of America members, and the live auction starts at 6:30 p.m., conducted by Col. Jim Glines.
Rancho Arroyo Grande is located at 591 High Mountain Road east of Arroyo Grande. Signs will direct visitors.
Tickets are $50 per person or $450 for a table of 10. To reserve space, go to www.ccwga.org and click on “buy tickets,” or call John Burke at 928-4950.
The group is a nonprofit association representing wineries and vineyards in San Luis Obispo and Santa Barbara counties. Its primary purpose is to advance the wine-grape industry of these counties through advocacy and education.
For more information, call Burke at 928-4950.
— Bob Cuddy
Members of the New World Baroque Orchestra and guest soloists will perform in a benefit concert Sept. 18 to aid in the Mission San Miguel restoration at Chapel Hill in Shandon.
The private chapel, hosted by Judge William Clark and his family, will first host a social hour at 6 p.m. with wine, beverages and appetizers, followed by the main program at 7 p.m.
Proceeds will benefit the continued restoration of the Mission San Miguel Arcángel.
The orchestra will perform a variety of musical selections, organizers said, from classical offerings to Broadway show tunes.
Admission is $30 for reserved limited seating in the chapel and $20 for general seating.
For more chapel directions and where to buy tickets, call 239-3022 or 467-2131, or visit www.missionsanmiguel.org.
— Tonya Strickland