SLO County Roundup

San Luis Obispo

The Cal Poly MultiCultural Center’s 12th annual CultureFest is set for Oct. 18 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. in San Luis Obispo’s Mitchell Park.

CultureFest is an annual celebration of diversity and culture within the Cal Poly and San Luis Obispo community.

This year’s CultureFest theme is “Construction of Culture” and will offer music, food, dance and crafts of the various cultural heritages in San Luis Obispo.

The family-friendly event will feature a free, interactive kids’ zone; free performance area; and booths where student clubs will make and sell foods to raise money for their respective organizations.

Local reggae group Resination will headline the event with a free performance on the Mitchell Park gazebo stage at 3 p.m.

Event publicity sponsors include the city of San Luis Obispo and Wild 106 radio.

For information, call 756-1405 or visit http://multicultural.calpoly.edu.

— Nick Wilson

Paso Robles

A surfing theme has been chosen to promote the 2010 California Mid-State Fair.

The public is now being invited to submit suggestions for a related one-sentence slogan that will be incorporated into fair marketing materials and exhibit departments, said Vivian Robertson, the fair’s chief executive.

The winning theme ­should incorporate ideas such as the ocean, 1960s surfing, the Santa Monica Pier and long boards.

Submissions will be accepted until Oct. 19. The winner will get two season passes to the 2010 California Mid-State Fair, which is scheduled from July 21 through Aug. 1.

To submit an idea, send it to mail@midstatefair.com or CMSF Theme Contest, P.O. Box 8, Paso Robles, CA 93447.

Entries must include a name, address, phone number and e-mail address.

— Tonya Strickland>


Former students of Atascadero High School are invited to attend a homecoming game celebrating the school’s alumni.

Students who graduated before 1990 will be given reserved seating and chocolate chip cookies from the school’s culinary program.

Alumni and community members at the game are encouraged to wear letterman jackets and orange and gray paraphernalia, representing school colors.

The homecoming game — which will be played against Righetti High School — is set for 7 p.m. on Friday. Admission is $5.

— Sona Patel

SLO County

The San Luis Obispo County Sheriff’s Honor Farm staff is in need of helmets to pair with bicycles it is preparing to give as Christmas presents to children in need.

To purchase the amount of helmets needed, a goal of $3,500 has been set.

Tax-deductible contributions can be sent to the San Luis Obispo County Sheriff’s Advisory Board, P.O. Box 3752, San Luis Obispo, CA 93403, or call 781-4637.

— Julia Hickey