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10 things to do in SLO County on Wednesday, April 12

Fran Bagenal, team leader on NASA’s New Horizons mission, will speak Wednesday at Spanos Theatre. Here, she reacts after her team received confirmation from the spacecraft that it had completed the flyby of Pluto in July 2015.
Fran Bagenal, team leader on NASA’s New Horizons mission, will speak Wednesday at Spanos Theatre. Here, she reacts after her team received confirmation from the spacecraft that it had completed the flyby of Pluto in July 2015. NASA via The Associated Press

Montaña de Oro Bluff Nature Walk

10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Pleasant active hike along the bluffs for views and look at wildlife. Meet at bluff trailhead, about 100 yards south of Spooner Ranch House. Chance of poison oak, 2 miles, 3 hours. Rain cancels. No dogs. Montaña de Oro State Park, Pecho Road, Los Osos. Free. 805-772-2694.

Marjorie Lane

10 to 4 p.m.

“Scenes of Oso Flaco.” Photography exhibition. Guadalupe-Nipomo Dunes Center, 1065 Guadalupe St., Guadalupe. Free with museum admission. 805-344-2455.

HomeShareSLO coffee chat

10:30 to 11:30 a.m.

Informal monthly gathering of folks interested in learning more about home sharing. Steynberg Gallery, 1531 Monterey St., San Luis Obispo. Free. 805-215-5474.

Movie showing

2 to 4 p.m.

“Wall-E.” All ages. San Miguel Library, 254 13th St., San Miguel. Free. 805-781-4796.

Paws to Read

3 to 4 p.m.

Children can improve their reading skills and make a new friend by reading aloud to a therapy dog. Los Osos Library, 2075 Palisades Ave., Los Osos. Free. 805-528-1862.

Small animal petting zoo

3:30 to 4:30 p.m.

Come visit the Tiny Trotters petting zoo and learn about animals. All ages. Atascadero Library, 6555 Capistrano Ave., Atascadero. Free. 805-781-4796.

CASA information session

6:30 p.m.

Learn how to become an advocate for an abused or neglected infant, toddler, child or teen, or a mentor for a former foster child who has asked for support. Starbucks, 3970 Broad St., San Luis Obispo. Free. 805-541-6542. www.slocasa.org.

Exploration of the Outer Solar System

7 p.m.

Talk featuring Fran Bagenal, team leader on NASA’s New Horizons mission. Spanos Theatre, Performing Arts Center, Cal Poly. Free. 805-756-2859.

Poetry at the Pewter Plough Playhouse

7 to 9 p.m.

Features former poet laureate Glenna Luscei. Open reading follows. Pewter Plough Playhouse, 824 Main St., Cambria. Free. 831-277-4028.

For a complete list of events, visit events.sanluisobispo.com.

Correction: An earlier version of this listing included an incorrect date for a jazz concert. The Mary Anne Anderson concert at the Pewter Plough Playhouse in Cambria will be Thursday, April 20, at 7:30 p.m.

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