(Forgive us! We inadvertently sent out last week's newsletter earlier today. Here is your update for the week of Aug. 12.)
The Half Moon Bay Library is celebrating its first anniversary this weekend. The new building opened on Aug. 15, 2018, and has been serving the Coastside ever since. The library has numerous programs and events made possible by its new space and has become a cornerstone of the community.
Join the library in celebrating its first year at 1 p.m. on Sunday for fun and activities for all ages. Newly local writer and illustrator Sharn Harris will be reading from his book, “Her Right Foot,” completed in collaboration with celebrated author Dave Eggers. Harris will also provide a collage workshop. Other activities will include cupcakes, bubbles, buttons and tissue paper flowers. For details.
FRIDAY: The Half Moon Bay Shakespeare Co. presents “As You Like It,” opening at 7 p.m. this Friday in John L. Carter Memorial Park. Tickets are available online at hmbshakespeare.com, Coastside Books and at the door. This Shakespeare comedy is performed with a groovy twist, set in San Francisco during the Summer of Love. For tickets.
SATURDAY: Granada Community Services District’s “Tot Lot” program is a toddler play date in El Granada. This weekend, the organization is hosting “Tot Lot Jumpers,” a day of inflatable slides and jump houses. Parents can mingle while kids make new friends. This event begins at 9:30 a.m. in the parking lot on Obispo Road. Learn more.
SUNDAY: The second annual “Coastside Concert Series” is taking place from 12 to 6 p.m. on Sunday at American Legion Post 474, 470 Capistrano Road, in Princeton. This is a 100 percent sustainable ocean-plastic awareness event and all of the proceeds go to Sea Hugger, a nonprofit that visits schools in the Bay Area to educate kids about plastics and how they are affecting the ocean. This free concert features Ajavu, Slacktide Currents, Ella Harp and the Michael Ahern Band. There will be a spaghetti feed for $15, kids activities and a raffle. Details.
SUNDAY: Puente de la Costa Sur is hosting its seventh annual 5 kilometer Fun Run/ Walk. Run or walk through Pescadero dressed as your favorite vegetable. All proceeds from this event support Puente’s health and wellness programs. More information. After the fun run head over to the Pescadero Arts and Fun Festival for live music, a fashion show and art. The festival opens at 10 a.m. on both Saturday and Sunday in downtown Pescadero. Learn more.