Plop a Spot for Cow Pie Bingo

The Atascadero Printery Foundation is selling tickets to a unique FUNdraiser that waits for nature to call. The second annual Cow Pie Bingo will be set to music by Shelly and the Classics on Sunday, Sept. 16. The event will include food, drinks, fun and games, and plain old good times on the grounds of the Atascadero Printery building while the crowd waits for Betsy to get down to business. Cow Pie Bingo
How it works, is there is a bingo grid with squares sold to participants and the cow meanders around the grid, looking to pick a lucky winner with a plop on their spot.
Folks have at least a one in 500 chance of winning, although some have already purchase plots of fertile property in three-by-three squares, increasing their chances that ol’ Betsy will deposit her brown gold in a space
under their dominion.
It all goes to a good cause in helping the Atascadero Printery Foundation to raise funds for its mission to reclaim, rehabilitate, and repurpose the “Press Building” into a multipurpose, community-use facility.
Funds from the event will count toward the foundation’s effort to win the 2019 Dancing With Our Stars as an added bonus.
To purchase tickets for the event, go to

Enjoy An Evening in Santa Margarita

Celebrate Santa Margarita and indulge in all it has to offer during An Evening in Santa Margarita on Friday, Sept. 14
from 5 to 9 p.m.
Friends of the LibraryEnjoy music, food, drinks, and crafts while strolling through town, and to sweeten the flavor of the evening, proceeds go to support Friends of the Santa Margarita Library.
Cruise down El Camino and stop at your favorite shops and restaurants or if you’ve never been, visit them for the first time — either way, take some time to explore.
The evening will feature vintage cars, wine tasting, and ice cream sundaes at The Barn Antiques & Unique, as well as a cornhole contest outside Margarita Bikes.
Get a lecture at Educated Gardner, find children’s activities outside Something Blue, or take the kids over to see the Santa Margarita Fire Department fire truck.
Local restaurants will donate a portion of their sales to Friends of the Santa Margarita Library.
Participating businesses include, Studio58, The Barn Antiques & Unique, HOME •santa margarita•, Casa Loma Rustic Furnishings, The Educated Gardener, Something Blue-Fine Sewing and Wedding Alterations, Margarita Bikes, Ragtime Clothing, Ancient Peaks Winery, Soaring Hawk Vineyards, Sculpterra Winery, JUSTIN Vineyards & Winery, Vintage Cowboy Winery, The Porch Cafe, The Range, Rosalina’s, Pacific Beverage, Southern Station, and Paradise Shaved Ice. And our sponsors ~ Diamond M Investments, Foundation Solutions, Oak Country Lumber, Pintor’s Tire & Wheel, Santa Margarita Feed and Joel Switzer Diesel Repair.

Movies in the Gardens Still Going

Movies in the GardenTwo more dates are left for Movies in the Gardens, with “Star Wars: The Last Jedi” and “Wonder” rounding out this year’s outdoor movie schedule at Sunken Gardens on Saturday, Sept. 1 and Saturday, Sept. 8.
If you don’t know what Star Wars is by now, you probably really don’t care, so we’ll save the unnecessary description — but go see it in the park anyways. It will be worth it. The latest Star Wars installment was critically acclaimed by the movie review site Rotten Tomatoes, with a 91 percent on the Tomatometer. Audiences gave it 46 percent, but probably none of them saw it outside under the Atascadero stars with hundreds of friends and neighbors.
“Wonder,” on the other hand, is worth talking about as the name gives you pretty much nothing. Wonder was well received by audiences and critics alike, and is kind of like the story of every home-school kid’s first day of public school — except … August Pullman has some unusual facial differences. But he makes up for it with charm and a rapier wit.
Owen Wilson and Julia Roberts play the supportive and caring parents as August enters fifth grade to battle the typical middle school torture with the gloves off. If you can see where this is going, you might think he turns lemons into sweet lemonade and takes you on a journey to the heart of a child forced to find the humor in tough situations, and inspires compassion unmatched but for the Dalai Lama. You might be right, but you should get your lowrise lawn chair and see for yourself on Sept. 8.
Movies begin at 8 p.m. and snacks, desserts and drinks are available on site.