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Heading toward middle age, still tasting great: The 35th annual Paso Robles Wine Festival is back this May 18 to 21 with four days filled with wine tastings, education, seminars, and food pairings! The Grand Tasting kicks off on Saturday with more than 70 wineries converging on Downtown City Park smack dab in the heart of wine country. For more information on this celebrated weekend of wine, go to pasowine.com … This May 13, chill out to live music at Kelsey Vineyards in See Canyon featuring Jill Knight or head to Arroyo Grande’s Laetitia Winery for tunes from The Turkey Buzzards during a Library Wine Sale Celebration that includes grilled cheese sandos by the Grilled Cheese Incident Food Truck (go to slowine.com for these and more yummy springtime events).

Dish it up

Exotic flavors await: On May 13, enjoy seasonal small plates imaginatively paired with wines of the Pacific Coast Wine Trail at Centrally Grown in Cambria. Sip and taste your way through a dynamic, five course menu as you take in the ocean views and sprawling, organic gardens of this gorgeous locale. Live music will kick off from 4 to 6 p.m. Get your tickets at centrallygrown.com before they’re sold out! … Now is the time to kick back with some sensational seafood while also taking in the Amgen Tour of California. Watch as some of the world’s best bicyclists zip from Pismo Beach to Morro Bay and treat yourself to the fresh catch of the day (hello clam chowder at Splash, oysters at Windows on the Water—not to mention lots of salt water taffy). Get more info at morrobay.org.

Nifty idea

Splatter it up: This spring, the Station SLO is holding vibrant art bar workshops paired with delicious wines, including a class focused on the natural beauty surrounding Los Osos Valley Road with artist Abbey Onikoyi (for tickets, go to thestationslo.com) … Mother’s Day is coming up this May 14! Why not treat the lady who brought you into this world with something truly useful? I’m talking about a subscription to Larder Meat Co., which has now partnered with Winfield Farm to offer lamb alongside its already popular lineup of local, sustainably sourced beef, pork, and chicken (go to lardermeatco.com). I mean, mom really wants something bloody good on her doorstep!

Hayley Thomas Cain is bloody stuffed. She can be reached at hthomas@newtimesslo.com.

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