Hi all! Summer is almost over, and school is beginning with a few changes, including facemasks and other safety requirements. 

We will be missing a few of our long-standing activities at the Avila Beach Community Center, including San Luis Coastal Unified School District Adult Education Gentle Yoga and Strength Training classes. They are still available through the school at their own facilities. We have also missed the Avila Beach Farmers Market for the past two years but hope to see it back next year. 

However, we are fortunate to still being able to host Cuesta Emeritus Healthy Cooking classes with Julie Andrews-Scott on Thursdays, 1 to 3 p.m., from Aug. 19 through Oct. 14. Julie did Zoom classes over the past few months but being able to taste her wonderful recipes will be much more enjoyable as well as delicious.

Another event that will be hosted at the Community Center is the Recall Election on Sept. 14. You are able to come in to the Center to drop off your ballot or get a new ballot if necessary. The Center will host all future elections as we have for many years.

If you haven’t had a chance to check out our new Little Free Library that was dedicated on Jul. 31, please be sure to do so when you pick up your mail. The library was built by Rebecca Joy Bradford and dedicated to Annie Kaatz. Judy Kaatz and her family and friends were very moved by this event and the love that went into this project, spearheaded by Sylvia Remmenga and her Avila Bookies team.

I hope to see all of you at our Bingo Family Fun Night on Friday, Sept. 17, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at the Community Center. Tickets are $5/adult and $2/child six and under. Each bingo card is $1…and prizes will be great. Beer and wine will be sold, and snacks will be provided. Bingo will be a fun for the entire family…and our Fall Harvest Spaghetti Dinner/Bingo Night will be held on Friday, Nov. 5. See you all soon.

For information on our events, rental of the Center, volunteering, or becoming a member, please contact me at (805)627-1997 or avilabeachcc@gmail.com. I have faith that this will be a great year for all of us…and look forward to seeing each of you in our beautiful Avila Beach.