The Guadalupe-Nipomo Dunes Center invites community members to Puttin’ on the Spritz: Roaring 20s Gala and Auction, 5 p.m. July 20, next to the former Far Western Tavern/Palace Hotel in Guadalupe, 891 Guadalupe St. (Hwy. 1).

The event is a 1920s-style fundraiser for educational programming at the Dunes Center natural history museum.

The evening will focus on the unveiling of conceptual designs for the future home of the Dunes Center — a space designed to become one of the Central Coast’s largest museums championing local natural, agricultural, artistic and historical stories while helping the underserved.

Music performed by the Gipsy All Stars will entertain Dunes Center supporters at the museum’s annual event. Attendees can enjoy 1920s-themed craft cocktails and other libations from local breweries, distilleries and wineries, along with hors d’oeuvres by the Far Western Tavern.

Proceeds from a silent auction and live auction with John Glines will help fund Dunes Center educational activities. Tickets may be purchased online at or by calling 805-343-2455.

Due to the success of last year’s event, the gala is being held at a new, larger location.

“This has become known as Guadalupe’s event of the year,” said Karen Evangelista, Dunes Center Board president. “It’s always a great time, and our attendees have an opportunity to give back to this organization that gives so much to our community.”

“We are looking forward to sharing the conceptual designs for the former Far Wester Tavern building at year’s event,” said Doug Jenzen, executive director of the Dunes Center. “Our guests will be getting an exclusive first look at the designs borne from the community’s input and suggestions.

“There is so much history and community support surrounding the iconic building, and the new plans will help visitors to envision what can be done with the space that has been beloved by this community for years.”

The Dunes Center is a natural history museum in Guadalupe that works to conserve the unique ecosystem of the local dunes through education, research, and cooperative stewardship.

Known for its display of artifacts from Cecil B. DeMille’s 1923 The Ten Commandments, the Dunes Center works with 10,000 learners of all ages annually through guided community hikes, classroom education programs, and nature field trips that focus on local flora and fauna, as well as the history of the area.

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