SLO County Roundup

Paso Robles

Another hot air balloon festival is scheduled for today and Sunday at the Estrella Warbirds Museum, 4251 Dry Creek Road.

Pilots come in from throughout the state to fly the balloons from their launch pad at the Warbirds property.

The pilot briefing is scheduled each morning at 6:15 a.m. with lift-off to continue throughout the day. The public is invited to watch. A volunteer balloon crew is also needed help launch and retrieve the balloons.

There will also be roughly one-hour balloon rides at $150 per person, weather permitting.

For more information on the festival, call 239-7675.

— Tonya Strickland

San Luis Obispo

Holocaust survivor Sara Moses will share her story about surviving a Jewish ghetto and the Nazi concentration camps Ravensbruck and Bergen-Belsen, where Anne Frank died.

Moses has spoken to live audiences and to listeners over the radio about what she learned from the Holocaust, and how it can help the world today deal with cruelty, violence and genocide.

The event is being held at Congregation Beth David, 10180 Los Osos Valley Road in San Luis Obispo on Thursday at 7 p.m.

The event is free and open to the public.

— Amy Dempsey


The Nipomo Firefighters Association is holding its annual barbecue to raise money for new equipment, training and to benefit local charities.

The money raised at Sunday’s event will go into a fund used to pay for various needs including specialized training, said John Byrne, administrator of Nipomo’s paid-call fire company.

Firefighters will offer free tours of the fire engines at the event, which runs from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the parking lot of the Vons Supermarket at 520 W. Tefft St. The firefighters plan to barbecue; a tri-tip sandwich, chips, beans, salsa and a drink will be available for a $10 donation.

— Cynthia Lambert