671 South Oakglen Avenue, Nipomo, CA 93444 dana@danaadobe.org 805.929.5679

Dana Café and Rebecca Barks- Pampered Chef Consultant Present: Dinner’s ready with your pressure cooker!

What is it?  This is an interactive cooking demo. No pressure cooker required. Purchase is available for the pressure cooker on site. Tastings and recipes included in the class.

Who can come? Anyone interested in pressure cooking! Whether you haven’t taken yours out of the box or don’t have one yet, this class is for all levels.

What is the cost? The $45 fee covers the tastings and use of the DANA kitchen.

When? Thursday November 21, 2019

What Time? 6 PM to 8 PM

Where? Dana Adobe Cultural Center
671 S. Oakglen Ave.
Nipomo, Ca 93444

How do I register?
RSVP at (805) 929-5679 and ask for Lexi

When is the deadline?
Wednesday, November 19th

Who is the instructor? Rebecca Barks Pampered Chef Consultant will be the head chef.


History of Pickling Coming to Dana Adobe!

Dana Café Cooking Classes Hosts

History of Pickling:

Pickling an ancient art with trendy new twists

Registration for this class has closed

What is it?  This class includes a history of pickling, a lesson on how to use your Quick Pickle Kit to pickle any vegetable, the health benefits of pickles and exciting new ways to enjoy pickles.

Who can come? Anyone interested in pickling, canning, “the Quick Pickle Kit”, or is looking for a fun new cooking class are welcome to join us.

What is the cost? The $60 fee covers purchase of the Quick Pickle Starter Kit, all ingredients for the tastings and use of the DANA kitchen.

When? Saturday November 9, 2019

What Time? 10 AM to 11AM

Where? Dana Adobe Cultural Center
671 S. Oakglen Ave.
Nipomo, Ca 93444

How do I register?
RSVP at (805) 929-5679 and ask for Lexi

When is the deadline?
Tuesday, November 5th

Who are the instructors?

This class will be taught by Andrea Wasko + Meaghan Gilbert,

 owners of QuickPickleKit.com and recipients of “US Small Business Administration’s (SBA) 2019 Small Business Persons of the Year” Can we add active link to QuickPickleKit.com in case people want to learn more about the products or our company? https://quickpicklekit.com/

What is included in the class?

  • Participants will take home their own Quick Pickle Kit
  • Learn how to make Safe, Quick, Simple + Natural Pickles
  • Sample a variety of Quick Pickle Kit pickled vegetables
  • Enjoy a refreshing mocktail

Ghost Stories 2019 is this weekend!

Ghost Stories

October 25 @ 6:30 pm – October 27 @ 8:45 pm PDT

Dana Adobe Cultural Center Presents for the Third Year,

Ghost Stories: A telling of the Bloody 50’s Bandits

NIPOMO, CA– This 40-minute experience invites our visitors to travel back in time and be witnesses to the infamous bandit raid of the historic Adobe. This notorious era in San Luis Obispo County history known as “The Bloody 50s” brought a numerous amount of murders and danger due to the lawless roads that travelers journeyed frequently. Come experience the chaos, threat, and thrill at the Historic Dana Adobe.

Come early to enjoy the campfire at our new Visitor Center and hear stories of bandits and ghosts on Rancho Dana.

Tours leave every 15 minutes and tickets are timed. Space is very limited; advance reservations strongly suggested. Recommended for ages 7 and up.


Bandits Raid the Casa de Dana

Dates: October 25th, 26th, & 27th

Tour times: 6:30, 6:45,7:00, 7:15, 7:30, 7:45, 8:00, 8:15, 8:30, 8:45

Location: The Dana Adobe Cultural Center is located at 671 S. Oak Glen Avenue, Nipomo CA 93444 — Come down the road to the 4th gate

Admission Fee: $15 per person.  Recommended for ages 7 and up. $10 DANA Members, $125 private group (for up to 10 people)



Starts Friday October 25 @ 6:30 pm to 8:45 pm
Continues Saturday October 26 @ 6:30- 8:45 pm
Ends Sunday October 27 @ 6:30 to 8:45  pm


Dana Adobe Cultural Center
671 S Oakglen Ave
Nipomo, CA 93444 
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Hoskins’ Hay Ride

Open Every Saturday in October 11am-3pm at the Dana Adobe Cultural Center. $5 Admission

Sunday Speaker Series: WWII Guns

Come hear Emery Knotts tell the stories of California’s use of muskets, rifles, and pistols used from the mid 19th Century to WWII on Sunday, September 15th at 2 PM at the Dana Adobe Cultural Center. The talk is $5 per person and free for DANA members and children.

Talk Synopsis: When one thinks of California during the days of the Old West, one often imagines blazing gunfights between the Pioneers, Natives, lawmen and various outlaws and bandidos of the time with their great assortment six-shooters, lever actions and buffalo guns. However, little of that would have occurred if not for the soldiers, and the guns they carried, who fought the armed conflicts that California found itself embroiled, from the Alvarado Revolt of 1836 to Second World War, in which the Dana Adobe and Rancho would be involved in from hosting the Frémont Expedition during the Mexican-American War to having several sons of the family fighting in WWII.

The small arms that of the various conflicts were brought into California from the larger neighbors who wanted a say in this land’s future, from the troubled Mexican Republic, the colonial powers of Great Britain and France to the ever-encroaching power of the United States. Eventually, California would become a state of the Union and would contribute its resources and manpower to the growth and conflicts which the Unites States would fight in to become a Superpower by 1945.

About the Speaker: Emery Knotts, a local historical arms aficionado, will contribute his knowledge of the great variety of muskets, rifles, and pistols used by the various armies who fought over California in the mid-19th century unto WWII.

Ghost Stories 2019

Buy Tickets ( For Friday) at: https://my805tix.com/events/50204
Buy Tickets ( For Saturday) at: https://my805tix.com/events/50215
Buy Tickets (For Sunday) at: https://my805tix.com/events/50219