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BLUES BASEBALL kicks off May 29, and games play throughout the summer. Info: bluesbaseball.com or 547-9765.

MIRACLE MILES FOR KIDS 10K on May 30. The Family Care Network’s event takes place on one of the most beautiful stretches of beach in California, starting at Morro Rock. Info and registration: mm4k.com.

SLO RATTLERS BASEBALL GAMES start June 2. Info: slorattlers.com.

SUMMER PAINTBALL LEAGUE June 7-Aug. 9 in Grover Beach. Info: 473-4580.

SLO RANGER LED HIKES AND TRAIL WORK DAYS Hikes: June 14: Reservoir Canyon, July 21: Johnson Ranch, Aug. 9: Islay Hill. Hikes start at 1pm. Workdays: May 23: Irish Hills at Prefumo Canyon, June 13: Johnson Ranch, June 27: Johnson Ranch, July 18: Reservoir Canyon, Aug. 8: Irish Hills at Madonna, Aug. 22: Johnson Ranch. Workdays start at 9am. Info: 781-7300 or slocity.org/parksandrecreation.

MARY GIBBS MEMORIAL 5K FUN RUN AND WALK presented by the San Luis Obispo County YMCA on June 20 starting at 9am (registration starts at 8am). Entry fee includes T-shirts, goodie bag, raffle prizes, snacks, and water for the first 100 entrants. The event leaves from the SLO County YMCA, 1020 Southwood Drive in SLO. $25 and up. Info: 543-8235 or sloymca.org.

GO SKATEBOARDING DAY (GSD) takes place on June 21. The mission of GSD is to go skateboarding and have fun. Info: goskateboardingday.org.

on July 11. Runners run the six mile stretch from the rock in Morro Bay to the pier in Cayucos. Info: 772-6278.

SLO CRITERIUM CLASSIC AND CYCLING FESTIVAL is July 4-5. Info: 546-8077 or cencalcycling.com.

CURVES AMERICAN CANCER SOCIETY RELAY FOR LIFE is July 18 at 9am at Laguna Middle School, 11050 Los Osos Valley Road in SLO. Info: 712-1737.

GENE CERISE COUNTRY COAST BIKE RIDE happens on June 27 in Cambria and raises money for the YMCA Cambria Teen Club. Info: 543-8235 or countrycoastclassic.org.

SLO PARKS AND REC ANNUAL TRIATHLON is July 26 at 8am at Sinsheimer Park. Participate in a half-mile pool swim, 15.3-mile bike ride, and a 3.1-mile run. Info, volunteering, and to register: slotriathlon.org or 781-7300.

STRIDE WITH THE TIDE FUN RUN is Aug. 8 starting at 9am, registration starting at 7:30am. Info: pismobeach.org or 773-7049.

RELAY FOR LIFE – 24 HOUR AMERICAN CANCER WALK Aug. 22-23 starting at 9am. 800 Clubhouse Drive in Paso Robles. Info: estrellaassociates.com.

CACHUMA LAKE NATURE CENTER is open Wed.-Sun. Exhibits and hands-on displays for all ages feature local wildlife, birds, plant life, geology, local history, nature walks, as well as a gift and bookshop. $8 per vehicle. Info: 693-0691 or cachuma.com.

ECOSLO offers hikes and trail work parties. Info: ecoslo.org or 544-1777.

MAINO FAMILY BATTING CAGES AT SINSHEIMER PARK invite baseball and softball enthusiasts to get some extra batting practice. The eight batting cages—four for baseball and four for softball— at 900 Southwood Drive are designed for all skill levels. Info: slocity.org or 781-7070.

GREENSPACE CREEKSIDE RESERVE is located at 2264 Center St. in Cambria. Info: 927-2866 or greenspacecambria.org.

LOPEZ LAKE: 6800 Lopez Lake Dr. Take the free shuttle to the Mustang Water Slides. Camping also available. Info: slocountyparks.com, 473-7182 or 788-2381.


are offered on Tuesday and Thursday mornings. Meet the escort at the former Piedras Blancas Motel about 1.5 miles north of the lighthouse at 9:45am. Tours are on a first-come, first-served basis and last two hours. Info: 927-7361 or PiedrasBlancasTours@gmail.com.

SHERWOOD FOREST in Paso Robles is a play area at Scott Street and Creston Road. Info: 237-3988.

offers several activities all summer long: presentations, docent led tours, ‘nature’s playground’ for kids, ‘Saturday in the Gardens’.  Info: slobg.org or 541-1400.

HIKE TO PORT SAN LUIS LIGHTHOUSE with free guided hikes of the Pecho Coast Trail. Free. Leave trailhead at 9am for a four-hour hike. Info: 541-TREK (8735).

SKATE PARKS: Atascadero: 5493 Traffic Way. BMX on Sundays. Info: 461-5000. Los Osos: 2180 Palisades Ave. Open daily, 10am-dusk. 781-5930. Cambria: on Main Street. SLO: at Santa Rosa Park. June 15-August: Tues.-Fri.: 1-7pm, Sat.: noon-7pm. Grover Beach: 1750 Ramona Dr., Grover Beach. Open every day. $2. Cayucos: located near the pier, by the Vets Center (C Street and North Ocean) and 95 Cayucos Dr. Info: 597-4725 or 235-6003. Morro Bay: 231 Atascadero Road (Rockies, the Morro Bay Teen Center) summer hours: Mondays-Saturdays 1-7pm. Info: 772-6279. Paso Robles: 19th and Riverside Avenue. Templeton: 6th and Main Street. Info: 434-4900.

are calling grommets of all ages (6 and up) to the beach for one-day, three-day, or five-day courses every day all summer. Topics include ocean safety, timing, etiquette, and various techniques. Price varies depending on the number of instruction days. Morning and afternoon times are available. Info: 473-4580.

Experienced team teaches surfing to kids and adults out of Pismo Beach learning surf technique, physical conditioning, safety, and more. Private or group lessons, 3 days or week camps, all year classes. $50 and up. Info: 541-1129 or esbsurfschool.com.

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