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

2020 February SCCC Chamber Mixer: The Dana Adobe Cultural Center:

Join us at our monthly membership mixer hosted by the historic Dana Adobe Cultural Center in Nipomo. Mixers are a free benefit of South County Chambers of Commerce members and their employees. Members are encouraged to invite a nonmember business colleague as a one-time guest. Enjoy appetizers, wine and giveaways at this beautiful, historic landmark in Nipomo. Members of the South County Chambers of Commerce can showcase their business or nonprofit at this special event at no charge. Limited spaces available. Email: audrey@southcountychambers.com to reserve your space now. 
The Dana Adobe Cultural Center
671 S. Oakglen Ave, Nipomo
Date/Time Information:
Wednesday, February 26, 2020
5 PM-7 PM
Contact Information:
(805) 489-1488
Mixers are a free benefit of the South County Chambers of Commerce members and their employees. Members are encouraged to invite a nonmember business colleague as a one-time guest. Please RSVP online at southcountychambers.com or call (805) 489-1488
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Coloring Contest for NatureFest: Get Nurtured by Nature

Due to the closed status of DANA because of COVID-19, the deadline for coloring contest submissions is extended to an unknown date as of this time.  The final date will be updated as the health conditions and precautions change.  Therefore the announcement of selected paintings is also unknown at this time. Please check the website weekly for updates.  Thank you for participating and stay safe.

The DANA Cultural Center in Nipomo, is a place where people of all ages can once again connect with nature.  DANA will host a NatureFest to engage the community in re-discovering how a lifestyle that includes time spent in nature is essential to the physical, mental, and emotional well-being of all of us. This free event will feature informational booths about community organizations that are involved in nature.

This year we want to include the Children in a Coloring Contest.

All entries will be showcased at our NatureFest for the students to come and see with their families.

There will be two age group winners, one from 1st through 3rd grade and one from 4th through 6th.

The two winners artwork will be used as the official 2020 NatureFest Logo and included on all Advertising for the event.

The rules are as follows:

NatureFest Coloring Contest Rules & Regulations

  1. This is a skill-based contest and chance plays no part in the determination of winning.
  2. NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. A purchase will not increase odds of winning.
  3. Contest is open to all school age children
  4. Contest begins February 10, 2020 at 8 AM PST- UNTIL further notice the contest is on going!
  5. Submit your entry one of three ways:

BRING IT: Bring your entry to the Dana Adobe Cultural Center 671 S. Oakglen Ave. Nipomo, Ca 93444

MAIL IT: Mail it to Dana Adobe Cultural Center 671 S. Oakglen Ave. Nipomo, Ca 93444

POST IT Post your entry to Instagram and tag: @danaadobe #danaadobeNatureFest

  1. Entry must include your full name, age (at time of entry), a legal guardian’s contact email address and phone number. If entering via Instagram, this information may be provided if Dana Adobe messages you to notify you of a win.
  2. Entry must be received no later than 5 PM PST on March 6.
  3. Limit one (1) entry per person.
  4. There are no restrictions on what an entrant can use to color the image.
  5. Entries will be judged by DANA staff based on:
  • Creativity, concept and vision.
  • Coloring skill and overall artistic ability according to that age category.
  • Entrants will be judged in the following age categories: 1st through 3rd grade and one from 4th through 6th.

11.Two Winners will be selected to be used as the official 2020 NatureFest Logo.

  1. Winners will be determined by the judges in their sole discretion. The decisions of the judges will be final and binding in all respects.
  2. The name, age, city, and state of each winner will be posted on the DANA website and may appear on DANA Social Media.
  3. All entries become the property of DANA and may be used or reproduced in any manner and for any purpose by DANA without additional consent or compensation, and will not be acknowledged or returned.
  4. By participating, contest entrants:
  • Represent that they have complied with these Official Contest Rules
  • Have received parental consent and grant DANA the right to use his or her name
  • Release DANA from all and all liability in connection with this Contest
  1. DANA is not responsible for lost, late or misdirected entries, or incomplete/incorrect entries.

Download the Coloring Sheet Here:

Highway 1 Discovery Route writes about DANA, keeping & preserving the History

Want to step back into California history? The historic Dana Adobe in Nipomo transports visitors back to the time of vaqueros, ranchos and Mexican land grants. This special event center, art gallery and park provides a unique window into life on the California frontier.

Click the Link Below to read further.

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Sunday Speaker at DANA: Colleen Beck tells the Life and History of Adelina Elisa Dana


You’ve read the Blond Ranchero or other stories on the Rancho Nipomo, but did you ever get the stories of the women of the family? Yes, you may have heard the romantic & tragic story of Maria Josefa Dana Tefft but what about her younger sister Adelina Elisa Dana. What was her life like?

Our DANA librarian and researcher Colleen M. Beck has been gathering information on Adelina’s life and times. She will present a talk, Tia Adelina: Daughter of the Rancho, on Sunday February 16th at 1:00 pm at the Dana Adobe Cultural Center.

“With no letters or diaries it is amazing the information I was able to find about Adelina, her life and times within the larger Dana family and in the Nipomo community. She is a bit of a mystery but it was fun finding bits of scattered information on her,” reported Colleen. “Come and see what I was able to find out!”

Date:  February 16, 2020

Hours: 1 to 2 pm

Location: The Dana Adobe Cultural Center is located at 671 S. Oak Glen Avenue, Nipomo CA 93444

Admission Fee: $5, free for Members

About DANA: The Dana Adobe Cultural Center provides a unique platform to understand life in the California Rancho era and to appreciate and discover our connection with the stories of those who left their footprints on the land throughout time.

The Dana Adobe is the oldest home in San Luis Obispo County and a registered historical site.

Find us on the Web: http://www.DanaAdobe.org

And on Social Media:

            Twitter: @DanaAdobe

            Instagram: @danaadobe

            Facebook: Dana Adobe

The DANA Adobe & Cultural Center is temporarily closed until further notice for the safety of our volunteers, visitors, and employees.

For more information on COVID-19 follow the link:

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