Adventures With Nature. Rain or bad weather cancels outdoor activities. 772-2694 or www.ccnha.org.• Birding Multiple Habitats. 8 a.m. April 17. Observe birds on a short hike along the seashore, creek, wetlands, chaparral and pine forest habitats. Meet in the Washburn day use parking lot north of Cambria on the east side of Highway 1 just south of San Simeon Creek. 2 miles, 3 hours.
Cambria Chili Cook-Off and Car Show. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. April 17. Event includes chilli, music, raffle drawings, beer and classic cars. Veterans Memorial Building and Pinedorado Grounds, Cambria. 927-3624.
Share the Hope Benefit. 4 p.m. April 17. Event includes reception, dinner, music and live auction. Presented by the French Hospital Medical Center and benefits the Hearst Cancer Resource Center. Hearst Castle, San Simeon. $400. Reservations, 542-6496.
San Simeon Creek Road Walk. 9:30 a.m. April 21. The Cambria Walking Bunch meets Wednesdays at Shamel Park, 5455 Windsor Blvd., Cambria. email@example.com.
Piedras Blancas Light Station Tours. Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays. Meet at 9:45 a.m. at the former Piedras Blancas Motel, 1.5 miles north of the Lighthouse. $10 for adults, $5 for age 6-17, no fee ages 5 and under. Special arrangements must be made for groups of 10 or more. 927-7361. Artist paint-out days. Second Wednesdays. $10. To make arrangements, call 927-8574.
Electronic Recycle Center, sponsored by the Unitarian Universalist Community of Cambria. 2:30 to 5 p.m. the fourth Friday of every month. Bring TVs, PCs, and most other electronic devices. No appliances, batteries or fluorescent lighting. Cambria Farmers Market. Free. Call 927-1349, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org, or go to uuccambria.org.
Live entertainment in Zara’s Lounge Bar at The Brambles. 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. the first and third Friday of each month. Singer songwriter David Plumb with occasional guest musicians and (always) the Plumettes. Dino Airali behind the bar. Happy hour drink and bar menu prices. 4005 Burton Drive, Cambria. 927-0747. San Simeon Beach Bar & Grill performance showcase. 6 to 9 p.m. Wednesdays and 5 to 9 p.m. Saturdays. Karaoke with “Elvis” 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. Fridays and Saturdays. 9520 Castillo Drive, San Simeon. Free. 927-4601 or www.sansimeonrestaurant.com.
Holistic fair. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. the second Saturday of each month. Free. Amethyst Healing Center, 704 Main St., Cambria. 927-1700. amethysthealingcenter.com
ONGOING Stephen Schlanser. Engraved, carved and etched crystal bowls, vases and sculptures. Through April. Seekers Gallery, 4090 Burton Drive, Cambria. 927-4352.
“Art in the Pines.” Juried exhibition of paintings. Through May 3. Old Grammar School Gallery, 1350 Main St., Cambria.
Clarence Weiss. “Passion for Plein Air Painting.” Paintings. Extended to May 4. The Hamlet, 7432 Exotic Garden Drive, Cambria. 927-2856.
Howard Kline. Original abstract expressionistic watercolors and giclee reproductions. Ongoing. Howard Kline Gallery, 750 Sheffield St., Cambria. 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily, closed Wednesday. 927-2917, howardkline.com.
Sally Seago. Romantic Impressionist oil paintings. Ongoing. Seago Gallery by the Sea, 6100 Moonstone Beach Drive, Cambria. 927-9444, www.seagogallery.com.
“Fabulous Fibers” show. Area fiber artists are invited to enter a juried show to be presented in May by Allied Arts Association in Cambria. Entries are to be delivered between 10 a.m. and noon May 5 to the Allied Arts Gallery at the Old Grammar School, 1350 Main St. in Cambria. For details, visit www.ArtistsOfCambria.com.
Allied Arts 8x8 Show and Fundraiser. Area artists may deliver entries in eight-inch by eight-inch dimensions from 8 to 11 a.m. May 14 for a show to be held May 14 to 15. Cambria Veterans Memorial Building, 1000 Main St., Cambria. For 3-D specifications or to buy a canvas, call Tish Rogers at 924-0223. www.ArtistsOfCambria.com.
Call for art for the San Luis Obispo Art Center’s Oil, Pastel and Acrylic Painters Group’s Brushstrokes exhibit. Only original oil, pastel, acrylic and mixed media paintings are eligible and must be on a CD. Mail or hand deliver to the SLO Art Center OPAG, 813 Broad St., San Luis Obispo, by April 15. Application fee is $35 to $55 for up to three images. Exhibit runs July 22 through Aug. 20 at the Morro Bay Art Association Gallery. Entries forms can be downloaded at http://opagart.org or the or www.sloartcenter.org. Printed copies are available at the SLO Art Center and the Morro Bay Art Association Gallery. For more information, call 438-3084.
Transitions-Mental Health Association call for art for its upcoming exhibit “Opening Minds.” Entry deadline is 4 p.m. April 19. Submissions may be in any artistic medium including stone, metal, clay, textiles, sketches and paintings. For an entry form or more information, call 503-0350, email email@example.com or visit www.t-mha.org.
Recital by Russian Concert Pianist, Natalia Kartashova. 3 p.m. April 25. Trinity United Methodist Church, 490 Los Osos Valley Road, Los Osos. For tickets, contact Olga at 543-2261.
Sixteenth Annual Faerie
Festival. 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. April 25. Celebrate the arrival of spring with storytelling, harp music, and palm reading. Heart’s Ease Herb and Garden Shop, 4101 Burton Drive, Cambria. Free.
Sculpture by the Sea: 8th annual sculpture show. 12 to 5 p.m. April 24. Camp Ocean Pines, 1473 Randall Drive, Cambria. 927-0254. www.campoceanpines.org. Cambria Walking bunch walk. 9:30 a.m. April 28. Meet at the East end (marine terrace) of the Fiscalini bluff trail. Bring a sandwich and enjoy soup and wine at Janann's home after the walk. firstname.lastname@example.org.
May Day Spring Festival. 4 p.m. May 1. Featuring a flower show, farmer’s market, heritage plant sale, May Day pole dance, children’s activities and light refreshments. Cambria Historical Museum, 2251 Center St., Cambria.
Cambria Youth Music Fund Students Recital & Tea. May 2. Featuring 14 music scholarship students, supported by the The Cambria Chorale and the Lions Club of Cambria. Cambria Community Presbyterian Church, 2250 Yorkshire, Cambria. $5, under 16 free. Tickets available at the door, at the Chamber of Commerce and the Joslyn Center. Call 927-4173 to make a reservation or schedule transportation.
Creating Resources in Your Life with Aleya Dao, guest teacher for Cambria’s Creativity Club. 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. May 1. Learn to use your energetic fields as a mechanism for manifesting in the physical realm. $30. Joslyn Adult Recreation Center Main Hall, 950 Main St., Cambria. Register by April 28. 927-7261. www.creativityclub.net.
Adventures With Nature. Rain or bad weather cancels outdoor activities. 772-2694 or www.ccnha.org.• Montaña de Oro Bluff Nature Walk. 10 a.m. April 22. Hike along the Bluff Trail for views and likely looks at a variety of birds, plants and sea life. Meet at bluff trailhead, 200 yards south of the Visitor Center at Montaña de Oro State Park. 2.5 miles, 2 hours.
• Native Plant Gardens and Oceano Lagoon. 9:30 a.m. April 23. Become acquainted with native plants of our county and Pismo State Beach on a stroll by the native plant gardens. Learn about Oceano Lagoon’s flora and fauna. Meet at the Nature Center at the entrance to the Oceano Campground, Pismo State Beach. 1.5 miles, 2 hours.
• Los Osos Oaks Reserve. 10 a.m. April 23. A shaded stroll through an ancient forest looking at native plants and evidence of Chumash habitation, and learning colorful historical background. Meet at Reserve entrance, 0.7 miles east of South Bay Boulevard on Los Osos Valley Road. 1 mile, 1.5 hours.
• Hike the Estero Bluff. 9 a.m. April 24. Hike the entire Estero Bluff trail watching for harbor seals, sea otters and a variety of bird life in association with the kelp forest. Meet at the north end of Cayucos, at the intersection of North Ocean and Highway One. 6+ miles, 5 hours.
• Mountain of Gold. 2 p.m. April 25. By looking at the similarities and differences of plants and animals participants build into their own hiking experience. Trailhead 200 yards south of Montaña de Oro visitor center. 2-3 miles, 2-3 hours.
• Montaña de Oro Bluff Nature Walk. 10 a.m. April 26. Hike along the Bluff Trail for views and likely looks at a variety of birds, plants and sea life. Meet at bluff trailhead, 200 yards south of the Visitor Center at Montaña de Oro State Park. 2.5 miles, 2 hours.
Pacific Blue, 9070 Castillo Drive, San Simeon. 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. Fridays and Saturdays, karaoke. 927-8101.
San Simeon Beach Bar & Grill, 9520 Castillo Drive. Fridays and
Saturdays, karaoke with Jim and ‘Vel Owen, 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. No cover. 927-4604, www.sansimeonrestaurant.com.
The Hamlet, just north of Cambria on Highway 1. 6 to 9 p.m. Thursdays, Richard Moratin, piano/vocals. 927-3535 or 927-4994.
Cambria Pines Lodge. 2905 Burton Drive, 21 and older. Dancing. Music starts around 8 p.m. Sunday through Wednesday, 9 p.m. Thursday through Saturday. 927-4200, www.cambriapineslodge.com.
West End Bar & Grill, 774 Main St., Cambria. All ages. 927-5521.
Mozzi’s, 2262 Main St., Cambria. 927-4767.
Las Cambritas, 2336 Main St., Cambria. Music on the patio at 2 p.m. Sunday. 927-0175.
Old Cayucos Tavern, 130 N. Ocean Ave., Cayucos. Card room. 995- 3209.
Line Dancing. 6 to 7:30 p.m. Mondays at the Veterans Memorial Building, 1000 Main St., Cambria. Newcomers welcome; $2 a class. 927-7131.
Cambria Couples Dance and Social Club. 6 to 9 p.m. second and fourth Wednesdays of the month. Live music and a potluck dinner. Joslyn Recreation Center, 950 Main St., Cambria. 927-0527.