Special Events

Creekside Reserve events

March 31st: Campaign to Preserve Cultural Sites in Cambria

Join us at Rabobank on Sunday March 31st from 3 - 5 pm, when Greenspace hosts Cory Wilkins, the Western Regional Director of The Archaeological Conservancy. This educational presentation kicks off the campaign to raise funds for both the maintenance of current archaeological sites, as well as for the acquisition of new sites that need protection here in Cambria. Archaeologists say that the particular properties under consideration hold a wealth of cultural resources, ones that can give us insight into the past lives of the nearly 30,000 Native Americans who once populated the Central Coast, as well as their descendants who still call this area home.

Wilkins truly believes in this mission, and writes, "Our work makes a difference. It makes a difference to Native American Tribes who can freely visit their sacred places. It makes a difference to the science of archaeology, which will have places to research in the future. It makes a difference to children and adults learning about different cultures at our preserves across the United States. And, it makes a difference to me, because I have come full circle and am now working to preserve those things I found so fascinating during my childhood."

Wilkins will further elucidate Greenspace and The Archaeological Conservancy's joint efforts to protect these heritage sites. He plans to talk about his organization's efforts throughout California and the West, as well as what you can do to help!

There is a suggested donation of $10 at the door. All proceeds will go to the campaign to preserve these sites. Rabobank is located at 1070 Main St, Cambria, California 93428 

April 21st: Cambria Earth Day

In 2018, over 500 people attended the Cambria Earth Day event! in 2019, Greenspace is thrilled to once again partner with Soto's True Earth Market and over a dozen other wonderful co-hosts for the annual gathering to help protect and celebrate our wonderful planet.  This family-friendly event with music, special activities for kids, water and forest education, great food, raffles and so much more takes place on Easter Sunday, 11- 3pm, April 21st, 2019 

Think globally and act locally! Learn more about the science and fun behind efforts to preserve our planet and our North Coast area with participants such as Friends of the Fiscalini Ranch Preserve, One Cool Earth,  California State Parks,  California Fish and Wildlife,  EcoSlo -  the Environmental Center of San Luis Obispo, Friends of the Elephant Seals, Beautify Cambria, Wild Ginger, Camp Ocean Pines, and the Unitarian Universalist Community of Cambria. Music will be performed by Tim Jackson, Dulcie Taylor, Miss Leo, and duo Cassi Nicholls and Damon Lord. 

And even more organizations are coming, so please do join us at the Creekside Reserve located at 2064 Center Street in Downtown Cambria. With just a few spaces left, non-profit organizations are invited to apply for free vendor spaces by filling out the form you can download below. And give us a call at 805 927 2866 for more information on how you can join as a vendor for this special event.

May 25th: Cambria Heritage Day & The Chinese Temple

Join us on Saturday May 25th as John Seed, Greenspace's new volunteer Chinese Temple Curator, offers a program featuring artist Nan Rae.  Rae will offer a demonstration of her extraordinary Chinese brushwork techniques at the Temple. She will explain the Literati style, a traditional Chinese approach that seeks to transcend mere representation by instead exploring a subject's ch’i, or life force, using a minimum of brush strokes for maximum effect.

Celebrating all things Cambrian, Heritage Day is on Saturday, May 25 11:00-4:00 at the Cambria Historical Museum, right across the street from Greenspace's restored Chinese Temple. Cambria's Annual Heritage Day features displays and demonstrations of things old fashioned! Free Admission, with food and beverages available. Live Music, vintage vehicles, family activities and vintage crafts performed live. 

Curator Seed comes to Greenspace after a long career as a professor of art and art history; he has a deep interest in Chinese art and often writes for Arts of Asia magazine. He'll be present when Greenspace opens the Chinese temple to the public for Nan Rae's demonstration on May 25th.

The Chinese temple is located at Creekside Reserve, 2264 Center St. in downtown Cambria.  

3rd Sunday of Every Month: Greenspace Nature Club

Here in Cambria we are surrounded by spectacular nature. On the third Sunday of every month, from 3-5 pm, Greenspace Nature Club offers adults and children an opportunity to explore and deepen our connection to nature and to share adventures. We can build on the beach with driftwood, explore nature art, build fairy houses, collect rocks, find moonstones, build rock cairns, follow tracks, learn about edible plants. The possibilities are endless.

Sue Davis, who has 45 years of experience as an Early Childhood Educator, facilitates the Greenspace Nature Club. Each time is a new adventure! To sign up contact Sue at mdavis5855@gmail.com, or call her at (805) 927-1570 or Greenspace at info@greenspacecambria.org or by phone at (805) 927-2866. 

July 13th: Annual Greenspace Art & Adventure Dinner and Auction

Every July, Greenspace hosts a special night for members and friends alike to enjoy a fabulous catered dinner and a spirited auction. Auction items always include fabulous artworks from local artists and adventures ranging from activities on the Central Coast to trips that take you around the globe! 

This year's Greenspace Annual Art and Adventure Auction will be held July 13th at the Cambria Joslyn Center, with dinner provided by San Simeon Beach Bar & Grill.  

Bid on live and silent auction adventures, artwork, vacations and more at this annual fundraiser. Culinary adventures include a 5-course Wine Dinner for 8 at McPhee’s Grill in Templeton, or a fun Pizza Dinner for 20 at a private home in beautiful Edna Valley. Artwork to be auctioned include oil paintings, watercolors, jewelry and ceramic pieces by local artists. 

Proceeds support Greenspace’s efforts to preserve coastal creeks, forests and open spaces along the Central Coast of California. Tickets are $100 and can be obtained by calling (805) 927-2866 or by emailing info@greenspacecambria.org. Join us as we “Grow Green Together.” 


2019 Cambria Earth Day Vendor Application (pdf)