Fave Five | August 13 – 23

Practice social distancing and stay connected with the Santa Maria Valley #SantaMariaStyle! Every week, we’ll provide you with ways to enjoy the Santa Maria Valley by bringing the fun and the flavors to the comfort of your own home.

Enjoy The Outdoors At Los Flores Ranch Park

City of Santa Maria’s Los Flores Ranch Park Recreational Open Space is currently still open Wednesday through Sunday, 8:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m., with last entry at 6:00 pm. Enjoy a mix of environmental education, land preservation and recreation, with about eight miles of hiking/equest-rian/mountain biking trails!

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Downtown Fridays & Concerts In The Park Are Back…Virtually!

Downtown Fridays and Concerts in the Park is back again this Friday, August 14th, and will broadcast live bands over multiple Facebook pages Including: Downtown Fridays, MEGA HITS 97.1, the City Rec & Parks and they will also be Live on the City of Santa Maria’s Free access TV station channel 23. A number of Downtown Fridays Food trucks spaced throughout the Downtown from Alvin to Cook Streets this Friday from 5 pm to 8:30 pm, and will have food available for pick up. This Friday will feature the band CALO.

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PCPA: A World in Miniature with Jason Bolen

Take a tour inside the miniature world of model making with PCPA’s Resident Scenic Designer, Jason Bolen. You’ll see how Jason creates gorgeous little worlds filled with tiny chairs, windows, and things beyond our imagination. Explore this step in transforming an empty theatre into a magical new life-sized world every time the audience walks through the doors!

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Costa De Oro: Learn About Wine Aging

Costa de Oro recently published another technical video on wine making! This video focuses on one of Costa de Oro’s most frequently asked questions, “How long should I age my wine before I consume it?” Take some time and learn about wine aging!

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Dunes Center Cloud Watching

Do you ever look up at the sky and see a shape in the clouds?This is actually a really common hobby called cloud watching! Learn about the three main types of clouds and a fun cloud art project with shaving cream and food coloring with this activity from The Guadalupe-Nipomo Dunes Center

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