Two more huge chamber of commerce weekend events are scheduled from April 27 to May 6 in Morro Bay and Los Osos.
The Los Osos/Baywood Park Chamber’s Business Showcase will be from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Friday at the South Bay Community Center.
Think Global, Shop Local depicts the travel theme shared by community exhibitors such as Nerium International, Isabella Jewelers, The Pampered Chef and Rabobank.
Organizer Dawn Rodden says prizes will be given away throughout the free event, including gift certificates and baskets. Call 528-4884 for information.
You can also play bunko and support Garden House on Friday at The Lodge at Morro Bay.
Dinner will be at 5 p.m., followed by bunko games and a live auction to help pay off the new roof at the Alzheimer’s care center. Tickets are $30. Call 772-7181 for information.
At 10 a.m. Saturday, the Celebrate Morro Bay Parade is set to run along Morro Bay Boulevard.
Expect fun floats, locals parading in convertibles and classics, equine teams and the Grizzly Youth Academy Color Guard and Drill Team, and maybe a kite or two, too.
Then after the Salinan Indians bless the winds at Morro Rock, the Morro Bay Chamber of Commerce plans to “paint the sky” at the beach adjacent to Morro Rock on Saturday afternoon and Sunday.
It’s the annual Kite Festival, when professional kite handlers sail and dive-bomb their unique and often oversized kites to music and the natural sounds of delight from viewers, picnickers and beach walkers. Call 772-4467 or visit www.morrobay.org for information.
Carol Berry of Cayucos hopes all the children will stop by a booth where they can design a free kite. The chamber supplies the kites, and Berry’s group, Central Coast Funds for Children, donates the materials.
Berry has led organizing the Kite Making Booth for the past five years, raising money for children in need throughout San Luis Obispo County.
“The Morro Bay Kite Festival seemed a perfect match,” she said. “Children and their families can come down to the beach and enjoy a truly fun family day of activities.”
Since 1994, Central Coast Funds for Children has donated a total of $1.1 million to San Luis Obispo County children’s charities, Berry said.
“With all that, sometimes, it’s just helping choose a color, a sticker, or just telling a child that they did a beautiful job on their kite that can be the greatest gift of all,” she said.
On Sunday, don’t miss the 26th annual American Association of University Women’s Garden Tour. For a $10 donation, you can visit five inspiring gardens in Morro Bay and Los Osos between noon and 5 p.m., including Morro Bay’s Community Garden. Call an AAUW member for tickets or information at 748-4731.
May blossoms with the Cruisin’ Morro Bay Car Show May 3-6, including a Festival After Dark concert at The Lodge at Morro Bay, featuring Los Angeles-based band The Scarlet Furies. Visit www.festivalafterdark.com for information.
Contact Judy Salamacha at firstname.lastname@example.org or 801-1422.