Critter Corner: Our darling quail are still around and eating tons. I think it is a little late for them to be here but what do I know, I am not a quail, I just feed and enjoy them. We have had lots of activity from Mama Hawk. I am not sure what that is all about but she has been all over the place lately and she does not seem to have a reason for it. We haven't seen any coyotes lately but have heard them at night, so we know they are still around. As for our lone boy, we have not seen him at all. 

Fall Festival at Blacklake Golf Resort: Support for Lynn Compton for Supervisor will take place on Sunday, Nov. 5 from 3 to 5 p.m. There will be craft beers, live music, and a wheel barrow raffle. Cost is $99 per person or $175 per couple. Event sponsorships are $2,500 and a table sponsorship is $1,000. Blacklake Golf Resort is located at 1490 Golf Course Lane in Nipomo. For more information contact Kristen Handley at (805) 235-1000.

Pismo Beach Lions Club will hold their October Festival and Halloween event on Oct. 24 during their October meeting at 190 Cypress Street in Pismo Beach. Social hour is at 6 p.m., dinner at 7 p.m. Dinner costs $15. Please dress in costume. The event is for Lions members or potential members.

Lions District 4-A3 Training Retreat Weekend will take place Saturday, Oct. 14 in Ventura at 211 E. Main St. and Sunday, Oct. 15 at 211 Vernon Street in Arroyo Grande. Eat and greet will be held from 7:30 to 8 a.m. and the meeting will be from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. To register contact Heather Olsen, cabinet secretary, at 482-1843 or

Kiwanis of Orcutt will hold their 2017 Orcutt Poker Championship on Saturday, Oct. 14. To obtain the location you need to purchase a ticket and scan the QR code to find clues to the mystery location. Reply to the following For information on Kiwanis contact 937-1250.

Santa Maria Philharmonic Society will hold a evening of music, dinner and dancing at the Radisson Hotel. Information can be obtained by contacting This event will take place on Nov. 18.

Nipomo Firefighters Association Pancake Breakfast will take place on Sunday, Nov. 19 between 7:30 and 11 a.m. at 450 Pioneer Ave (behind McDonalds) in Nipomo. Cost is $5 for adults and $3 for children under age 12. Tickets are available at the door on the day of the event from any NFA member. For additional information please contact Judie Hagstrom at (805) 260-0005.

Blacklake Golf Resort will once again be featuring the band Unfinished Business on Sunday, Oct. 15 from 2 to 5 p.m. For reservations contact Blacklake or Bill Burney at (805) 343-1214, ext. 400. Hope to see you all there.

Toni Weitzel is the owner of the Best of Everything, featuring unique gifts and gift baskets, and a former president of the Nipomo Chamber of Commerce. Nonprofit and other community organizations may submit items for this column by contacting her at 343-0283 or