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28th Annual Afternoon of Epicurean Delights

The 28th annual Afternoon of Epicurean Delights (AED) will be celebrated on Sunday, June 7th. This spectacular event will be held from 11:30 to 3:30 on the tranquil and picturesque grounds of the historic Chapman House by the Sea, nestled on the bluffs of the Pacific Ocean in Shell Beach. Proceeds benefit the Health & Prevention Division of Community Action Partnership of San Luis Obispo County, which provides medical, educational & advocacy services for over 10,000 under-served families, women, men and youth throughout our county. 

Guests at the event are invited to stroll through the serene gardens, take in the panoramic ocean views, and sit poolside while tasting food and beverages from SLO County's most renowned and award winning restaurants, caterers, wineries, breweries, and confectioners. Guests will also enjoy a variety of live music and can participate in a silent auction with items featuring local art, hand-crafted jewelry, premium and reserve wines, get-away weekends, gift baskets, and much more.

Fifty four of the most renowned food and beverage purveyors will be participating in the event.

Sponsors: Joan Gellert Sargen, Bolton & Company Insurance Brokers

Supporters: Michael Cannon, San Luis Ambulance

Underwriters: Edward Jones/David Gaddis, Jay & Carol Devore, Tolosa Press, Coast 101.3, iii Design, Michael Cannon, San Luis Ambulance, Breakaway Tours and Event Planning, Shell Beach Floral Design, New Times, The Sun

MC: Jeanette Trompeter of KSBY

Photographer: Cheryl Strahl

Musicians: Cadillac Angels, Chasing Audrie Duo, Choro de Oro, Green to White, Gypsy All Stars, Ranchers for Peace

Food purveyors:
Big Sky Cafe
Black Horse Espresso & Bakery
Blue Skye Bistro
Cracked Crab
Del's Pizzeria & Italian Restaurant
Gardens of Avila Restaurant
Gerald's Olde Tyme Chocolates
Honey Bee Cakery
Jaffa Cafe Mediterranean Cuisine
Novo Restaurant & Lounge
Paella Party SLO
Penny's All-American Cafe
Sage at Vista Grande
Seaside Cafe & Bakery
Shell Beach Brewhouse
Splash Cafe
Sweet Alexis
Tahoe Joe's Famous Steakhouse
Testa Catering
The Groves on 41
The Muffin Goddess at The Cliffs Resort (Marisol)
Trader Joe's
Upper Crust Trattoria
Windows on the Water
Zorro's Cafe & Cantina

Beverage purveyors:
2nd Chance Winery
Ancient Peaks Winery
Baileyana Winery
Baker & Brain Wines
Castoro Cellars
Chamisal Winery
Claiborne & Churchill Vintners
Edna Valley Vineyards
Filipponi Ranch
Firestone Walker Brewery
Frolicking Frog Winery
J Lohr Winery
Jack Creek Cellars
Kelsey See Canyon Vineyards
Kenneth Volk Winery
Laetitia Vineyard & Winery
Opolo Vineyards
Peachy Canyon Winery
Peloton Cellars
Saucelito Canyon Winery
Sculpterra Winery
Stephen Ross Cellars
Still Waters Vineyards
Tables Creek Vineyard
Tap It Brewing Co.
Wolff Vineyards 

Event Florist is Shell Beach Floral Design.

Flowers donated by:
Eufloria Flowers
Holland America Flowers
Oak Park Flower Farm
Pacific Sun Growers
Shell Beach Flower Design
Trader Joe's

This year there will be two shuttle stops with three shuttles running to bring you to the event!

Shell Beach Elementary School (2100 Shell Beach Rd) and Pismo Beach City Hall on Mattie Rd.

Parking in the neighborhood surrounding event is limited to Shell Beach residents only. If you don't live in Shell Beach you must take the shuttle from either Shell Beach Elementary School or Pismo Beach City Hall.

Shuttles will start at 11:00 am and run until 4:00 pm.  Thanks for taking the shuttle, as this will help to not impact the Shell Beach community.

We recommend that your print or obtain a ticket in advance, so that you will not have to wait at will-call. Click the link above to buy tickets. Ticket outlets: Crushed Grape in SLO, SLO, Arroyo Grande & Grover Beach & Pismo Beach Chambers of Commerce.

If you have questions please call the Afternoon of Epicurean Delights office at (805) 544-2498.

Your support is sincerely appreciated.



You are invited to a Public Hearing regarding the issues facing Low-Income Individuals & Families in San Luis Obispo County.

Date: Thursday, May 14
Time: 5:30 p.m.
Location: SLO County Library Community Room 995 Palm Street, SLO

The Community Action Partnership of San Luis Obispo County, Inc is gathering public input for the development of its 2016-17 Community Action Plan. This plan takes a broad look at the needs of and resources available lower income families and individuals throughout San Luis Obispo County.

We want to hear from you about what you think the most urgent issues are! Please join us to share your feedback:

  • What are the significant issues that low-income families/individuals face?
  • Are services available to meet the needs?
  • What additional services are needed?

A Spanish speaking translator will be present to provide assistance to monolingual speaking participants.

If you are unable to attend, you may email comments to ddornan@capslo.org OR mail comments to: Community Action Partnership - Planning Division, 1030 Southwood Drive, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401


Fundraising, Food, and Fun for Adult Day Center and Homeless Services

Do you like to combine fundraising with food, fun, and friends?  The Adult Day Center and Homeless Services have two tasty fundraising opportunities for you this month!


First, on August 20, the Adult Day Center will be the recipient of the Atascadero “Tuesday Evenings at the Lake” BBQ. Enjoy a Tri-tip BBQ with all the fixins!

The event is a great way to spend a warm North County evening, but to-go containers are also provided if you would like to take your meal home. The BBQ is from 5-7pm and tickets are $12 for adults, $10 for seniors (60+), and $6 for children (11 and under). If you purchase pre-sale tickets, the Adult Day Center receives 100% of the proceeds. ADC will receive 50% of the proceeds from tickets purchased the day of the event. Please contact Grace McIntosh, gmchintosh@capslo.org, (805) 544-4355 ext 185, for ticket purchases.  Last year’s BBQ was so much fun and helped us raise over $2,000 for the Adult Day Center!

On Thursday, August 29, Homeless Services will be the recipient of a California Pizza Kitchen FUNdraiser. Bring in a copy of the attached flyer and 20% of your bill will be donated to Homeless Services. Dine in, take-out, catering, and all beverage orders are included, but you must present a copy of the flyer!  Flyers can be printed by clicking the image below, or you can come by to pick some up at 1030 Southwood Drive, SLO.  Please share with your friends and family!

Take a break from cooking and join us! We hope to see you there!   Click here for larger view of BBQ flyer.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  

Pizza Kitchen Fundraiser


Biz & grandkids

Click here for Pizza Kitchen flyer.                                                                                                                                                                                    


28th Annual Afternoon of Epicurean Delights

Afternoon of Epicurean Delights 2015

The Afternoon of Epicurean Delights will be held on Sunday, June 7th. We are celebrating our 28th year of this stellar event which directly benefits the Health & Prevention Division of CAPSLO.

The event is held in the tranquil gardens and grounds of the historic Chapman Estate, on the bluffs of the Pacific Ocean. You are invited to stroll through the gardens or sit poolside and listen to great music, while tasting over 50 of SLO county's most renowned and award winning restaurants, caterers, wineries, breweries and confectioners. 

If you don't live in Shell Beach then you need to ride a shuttle from Shell Beach Elementary School or Pismo Beach City Hall.

Thanks for your support.


No-Cost Breast Health Screening and Mammogram Clinic Saturday, May 17

Free Mammogram Screening Clinic

The Center for Health and Prevention, San Luis Obispo clinic, and French Hospital Medical Center are pleased to offer a free breast health and mammogram clinic on Saturday, May 17, for local women who qualify.

First, please call The Center to make an appointment for a free clinical breast exam. At this appointment participants receive a referral for a free screening mammogram at the Women’s Health and Imaging Center at French Hospital Medical Center.

For more information or to schedule an appointment for a clinical breast exam, please call The Center at (805) 544-2478.

Click the picture for a Free Mammogram Screening Clinic flyer.

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