Santa Maria Sun / Hot Stuff
He has arrived
The Santa Maria Town Center welcomes back its old friend and yearly visitor, Santa Claus, who will be available for photos beginning Nov. 27 through Dec. 24 from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. each day. The Santa Maria Town Center is located at the corner of Broadway and Main Street, Santa Maria. More information is available at santamariatowncenter.com.
PHOTO COURTESY OF EVERYBODY CAN DANCE
The Everybody Can DANCE Studio and the Santa Maria Civic Ballet present the annual production of The Nutcracker on Nov. 28 at 7 p.m. and Nov. 29 at 3 p.m. The show will include generations of dancers complementing the show at the Clark Center for the Performing Arts, 487 Fair Oaks Ave., Arroyo Grande. Cost is $20, $15 for children. More information is available at 489-9444 or clarkcenter.org.
PHOTO COURTESY OF NEAL TAYLOR NATURE CENTER
Now is eagle season
It is now eagle season at Cachuma Lake, where locals can hop the pontoon boat “The Osprey” and enjoy a guided eagle cruise with county naturalists. The cruises always yield sightings of a variety of wildlife, and possibly bald eagles, on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays from 10 a.m. to noon and Fridays and Saturdays from 2 to 4 p.m. through February. Cost is $17, $7 for children. More information is available at 568-2460.
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