H-NO PLACE LIKE HOME

Oct 24, 2013 3:37 PM by Jeanette Trompeter

JT's weekend picks

There's always a lot going on around the Central Coast on weekends and this weekend you have dozens of Halloween-themed events to choose from. KSBY has been featuring some of our favorites on our 6pm news.


Here are a handful of other possibilities for your weekend fun agenda. If you have an event you'd like to have considered for weekend picks, email me at jtrompeter@ksby.com.


MUD MASH IN SAN LUIS OBISPO

It's good dirty fun in San Luis Obispo this weekend. The Annual Mud Mash has raised money for SLO County Special Olympics for the past four years, and organizers say look for the biggest and best yet this year.

The Mud Mash features an obstacle course inspired by the military, rock climbing, nature, and lots of memorable moents along a 5k route. (It's technically a run, but you may be laughing so hard to run at some points as you watch your friends slip slide and slither their way through the course.)

It's a great way to lose your inhibitions and feel like a kid again, see what you're capable of, and take part in an out of the ordinary 5K for a really good cause.

Anyone at any age can register, but to do it along you have to be 13 or older. There is a free and fun Piglet Mash for the wee, wee, wee ones to run through a mud pit and enjoy the joy of finishing a challenge like this. (They'll aslo get candy, because it is, afterall a Halloween themed event.)

Costumes are encouraged, and there's a costume contest at the after party, where you'll have the option to hose off, grab a free beer (for the 21 and older) and check out our food and others.

Put a team together and help raise money for the SLO County Bicycle Coalition.

To see footage from last year's event, click here. Or to sign up or get more information, click here. THERE ARE NO DAY OF REGISTRATIONS, so if you want to do this, don't procrastinate.

EBERLE HAUNTED CAVES:

It will be a Haunted good time at Eberle Winery this weekend as the caves below the winery are visited by Ghosts and Goblins to benefit Children of SLO County.

The spooky fun is Saturday, October 26th and Sunday, October 27th from 5:00-9:00 p.m. A $5 donation is requested and all proceeds benefit children's charities in San Luis Obispo County. To date, Eberle has given more than $80,000 to this cause.

Parents can enjoy free tasting in the tasting room, and be sure to ask for the Cab-BOO-nay! Children and brave souls ages 10 and over are recommended. Costumes are encouraged.

For more information, please contact the events staff at Eberle Winery at events@eberlewinery.com or call 805-238-9607.

APPLE AND WINE GRAPE HARVEST PARTY:

Celebrate both apple and wine grape harvest season this weekend in See Canyon. Domaine Le Mieux and See Canyon Hard Cider are hosting a Hard Cide Block party, this Saturday, October 26th, from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Enjoy See Canyon Hard Cider on Tap, Domaine Le Mieux Wines tasting flights, Tapas & BBQ, and live music by Shennie Smith. "We'll also have Unicorns, Kittens, Sunshine, Love, Logic, and some surprises." says Chris Le Mieux. I can't wait to see the unicorns....

For more information, email Chris at: Chris@SeeCanyonHardCider.com

ATASCADERO SYMPHONY OF THE VINES:

The North County Symphony of the Vines is happening in Atasadero this weekend. The timing is perfect to help the city Celebrate it's Centennial. "Of Time's Many Waters" is a 24-minute musical walk through the founding and evolution of the City of Atascadero. It features 15 different themes corresponding with different historic eras.

The reference to water is a tip of the hat to the etymology of the word Atascadero, which comes from an archaic Spanish term meaning bog or a place where one gets stuck. Legend is that the Spanish Conquistadores struggled through marshy land in the huge meadow that would eventually be home to the City of Atascadero. Over the years the meaning of the name has been re-purposed by local promoters to connote a land of many waters

Of Time's Many Waters will be performed Saturday, October 26th at 7:00 p.m. at the Atascadero Lake Pavilion. Tickets are $30.00 and are available at the door or on-line by clicking here. A second performance is scheduled for Sunday, October 27th at the Templeton Performing Arts Center.

STRANDED IN MORRO BAY:

When is it not a bad thing to be stranded someplace? When you are enjoying an amazing view, good music and some great local wine, beer and food.

That's why you may want to head to Morro Bay this Saturday, October 26th from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. The Central Coast State Parks Association presents: Stranded in Morro Bay.

It all happens at Morro Strand State Beach. Enjoy Appetizers from local chefs, swing music by the Sunny Knights, samplings from Figueroa Mountain Brewing, Firestone Walker Brewing, Pear Valley Vineyards, Halter Ranch Vineyards, Harmony Cellars, Jack Creek Cellars, Cass Winery, Penman Springs Vineyard, Pomar Junction Vineyard & Winery, Saucelito Canyon Vineyard & Winery, Big Sky Café, Dorns Original Breakers Café, Hush-Harbor Artisan Bakery, Casa de Flores, Fig Good Food, and more.

Proceeds will benefit education in local State Parks.
Tickets are $25. Call Mary Golden (805) 748-8278 or visit the CCSPA website (click here) for more information.

SCARECROWS IN CAMBRIA AND PASO ROBLES:

Don't forget the hundreds of scarecrows in Cambria through the end of the month. Well worth a visit! And Paso Robles has gotten in on the action by doing their own version with student-created scarecrows.

You are invited to visit the businesses displaying the scarecrows and vote for their favorite by Tuesday morning, Oct. 29th. Winning classrooms will earn awards, and voters may win mystery prizes at stores where ballots are cast.

On Oct. 29th, merchants will give away a special prize to one voter who has dropped a ballot in the store's box. Ballots are counted and the winners awarded in time for the "Safe & Fun Halloween Downtown" festivities, which take place from 3 to 6 p.m. Thursday, October 31, 2013.

AMBER CROSS CONCERT IN NIPOMO

An easy way to enjoy good music and help support the work of two nonprofit organizations in San Luis Obispo County.

Singer, Song-writer Amber Cross is teaming up with both The Land Conservancy of San Lui Obispo County and Dana Adobe Nipomo Amigos to raise money for the preservation of land in San Luis Obispo County. The concert will be held Saturday the 26th at the beautiful Rancho Nipomo Dana Adobe in Nipomo. Local beer and wine will be available. For non-members tickets will be $10. Tickets are available at www.danaadobe.org or at the door.

Pre-concert tours of the historic adobe start at 1:00pm. Amber Cross will perform at 2:00 pm

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