Roaring into 2023

Toast to 2023 with all the glitz and glamour of the 1920’s at Portola Hotel & Spa’s Annual New Year's Eve celebration! The year-end event will include live music, dancing, a buffet dinner, an open bar, champagne toast, and more. The New Year's Eve merriment begins at 7pm on Saturday, December 31, 2022 for guests […]

Morro Bay Winter Bird Festival

The 2023 Morro Bay Winter Bird Festival will be January 13th - 16th.This yearly ecotourism event promoting an understanding and appreciation of birds and other wildlife and an awareness of environmental and conservation issues of the Central Coast, while contributing to the well-being of the Morro Bay community. Each year the Festival has grown to […]

Designing Recipes and Cookbooks – Free Workshop in the San Miguel Hog Canyon area

Bring ideas, family recipes, and your phone or tablet. We will talk recipe design, testing, cookbook preparation, and digital options. Let's explore complimentary flavors, measuring techniques, recipe formats, and apps available to create your digital or print recipe collection for you, friends, and family. This in-person workshop for ages 14-great grandparents is hands-on with a […]

Lompoc Valley Restaurant Week 2023

How about a whole week of fantastic food and wine adventures to really kick the new year off right? The 8th annual Lompoc Valley Restaurant Week offers foodies of all ages a seven-day celebration of libation and culinary creativity—all presented by Lompoc Valley restaurant owners. Attendees can enjoy a prix-fixe meal, a two-for-one dining option, and a special […]

Crafty Women Tastings & Tour

Women Celebrating Women! Hop on the Be Hoppy Bus with Teresa and Susan for this AT HER TABLE event and meet the women behind some of the best craft beverages in the San Luis Obispo area. First stop will be to Antigua Brewing Company where Bambi will share her story, take you on a behind […]

American Mountain Men at La Purísima Mission State Historic Park

Step back in history to a time when manly mountain men wore buckskin clothes—and hear them tell tall tales and share stories of superior skills over a crackling campfire. This unique and intriguing weekend event at La Purísima Mission State Historic Park features everything but the cabin sink—including hide preparation and tanning, leather working, blacksmithing […]

Growing Cut Flowers-Getting Started (Free Workshop in the San Miguel-Hog Canyon area)

There’s a longer story to flowers; this workshop follows the ideas I learned in the Floret Workshop annual course and my experiences. We will explore growing cut flowers for all types of spaces, practice preparing and calendaring seeds, and you’ll take seeds or starters home to continue learning and participating, if you’re interested. If you […]

2023 Point Mugu Air Show

The 2023 Point Mugu Air Show is featuring the U.S. Navy Blue Angels and the U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds. Ventura County’s largest event is open to the public, and offering 2-show dates, March 18 and 19, 2023. Gates open at 8 a.m. daily. Parking, admission, and blanket seating are free. Upgraded preferred seating options are […]