Archive for April, 2015

Seed Bombs

April 16th, 2015 | Lesley

Roll your own, let them dry, then let them fly! Create your own Seed Bombs at Oddyssea in Half Moon Bay.

Have you ever seen a field or yard that just needed a little color? That’s where a seed bomb comes into play. Bound with clay and fertilizer, an vast assortment of wild flower seeds are formed into a ball that can then be chucked (or optionally launched with a slingshot available at Oddyssea Inside.) Come on down, roll a few seed bombs, let them dry, then let them fly!

In addition to Seed Bombs, we will also be offering these activities over the weekend:

All activities are on the doubloon system. Doubloons are available for purchase at Oddyssea Inside Shop.

We hope to see you this weekend!

JoAnn Semones Book Launch

April 13th, 2015 | Lesley

JoAnn Semones launches Pirates, Pinnacles, and Petticoats at Oddyssea in Half Moon Bay April 18th

Local maritime author JoAnn Semones will be launching her fourth book, “Pirates, Pinnacles and Petticoats: Shipwrecks of Point Pinos and Monterey Bay.” in the Oddyssea Outside Garden on Saturday, April 18th at 6-7:30pm. Her prior titles include “Shipwrecks, Scalawags, and Scavengers,” “Hard Luck Coast,” and “Sea of Troubles.” A work of JoAnn’s you might not have seen yet is the “Odyssey of the Oceane” which is the story of the ship wrecked in the Oddyssea Outside Garden. The story has been carefully stamped onto copper plates mounted on the stern of the Oceane.

We’re delighted to host this event and hope that you will pick up a copy of “Pirates, Pinnacles, and Petticoats” either at the launch or at one of our fine local independent book sellers. We love every chance we get to engage with JoAnn and can tell you this is a chance not to be missed. JoAnn will be offering her latest novel for sale at the event and will read excerpts from the work. If you ask nicely, she might even sign your copy!

When: April 18th, 6-7:30pm
Where: Oddyssea Outside Garden, 601 Main Street Half Moon Bay, CA 94019


April 9th, 2015 | Lesley

Passegiatta - new event in downtown Half Moon Bay - last Friday of every month starting May, 2015

One of the things we’ve lamented in our 3 years of operation in downtown Half Moon Bay is that the town just goes “dead” around 5pm. That’s good for neither locals nor visitors. A group of businesses have partnered with the Half Moon Bay Chamber to create a series of opportunities to make that better this summer. The last Friday of each month will now feature an event called Passegiatta (an Italian tradition of the stroll after drinks and dinner.) Along with many other businesses, we’ll be open until 9pm on these Passegiatta nights and we’ll do something fun to celebrate each month. You can get all the details below.

Just the Facts:

EVENT NAME: Passeggiata (pronounced – päs-sād-ˈjä-tä )
An Italian term denoting going for a “stroll” following a meal to meet up with friends and neighbors.

PURPOSE: To create a fun evening open to locals and visitors alike and highlighting the businesses of the Coast.

WHAT: A restaurant and retail event along the Coast once monthly during the summer that encourages patrons to visit several restaurants and/or shops.

WHEN: Last Friday of the month, May through September from 6-9pm (May 29, June 26, July 31, August 28, September 25)

WHERE: From the Harbor to Cameron’s this year.

HOW: Patrons purchase a Passaporto good at participating restaurants and retail stores.