The Friends of Hearst Castle hosts Grand Reopening: Sunset Soiree and Swim Party on Sunday, Oct. 21. This event celebrates the reopening of Hearst Castle’s Neptune Pool, which was emptied in 2013. Renovations began in 2016 and the pool was refilled this August upon completion. Admission is $325 for Friends of Hearst Castle members and $375 for non-members. The cocktail party features Central Coast wines, hors d’oeuvres, live music, and an auction. Guests will also have the opportunity to watch Building The Dream at the Hearst Castle Visitor Center’s IMAX theater prior to the soiree. Tickets for the swimming portion of the event, which were limited to 50 and ranged between $1,300 and $1,500, are sold out. Those interested in being added to the waitlist are asked to email firstname.lastname@example.org with “swim wait list” and their name in the subject line. Call (805) 927-2138 or visit friendsofhearstcastle.org for more information.