San Benito Lifestyle

A gift for every father

There are lots of ways to celebrate dads this weekend (and beyond).

With Father’s Day coming this Sunday, June 16, you may be wondering what there is to do within the area, or what gift would be just right for the father figure(s) in your life. If so, you’ve come to the right place.


For the dad who loves…


On Sunday, June 16 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., San Juan Oaks Golf Course will host its Annual Father’s Day BBQ Brunch.

The meal includes starters such as eggs benedict and applewood smoked bacon, as well as items off the grill such as BBQ beef brisket and pork ribs.

Cost is $42.95 per adult and $24.95 per child. Children under five are free.

Reservations are required; call ahead at (831) 636-6125.


With two established courses in the area, Ridgemark and San Juan Oaks, purchase a round or two for the golf lover in your family.

And with charity golf tournaments coming up, such as Chip like Geno, the Hollister VFW Post 9242 Golf Tournament and the Kelly Freitas Memorial Golf Tournament, you can also put a team together to play in the coming weeks while supporting a good cause.


Purchase tickets for Leal Vineyards’ upcoming event Groovin’ Under the Stars, taking place June 29 from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. The night will include music from Isaiah Pickett, as well as pizza, pasta and wine.

If listening to tribute concerts at an outdoor venue is a must for the father figure in your life, consider purchasing tickets to an upcoming event at Hollister Concerts. The Long Run, an L.A.-based tribute to the Eagles, performs on June 22.


A free Father’s Day Weekend Car Show happens Saturday, June 15 at the Abundant Life Foursquare Church located at 790 Bolsa Road in Hollister. The event will include vehicles ranging from classics and antiques to hot rods and mini-bikes.


On June 15 and 16, learn more about people and the lifestyles of early California with Early Days at SJB State Historic Park. Presented by the Plaza History Association and San Juan Bautista State Historic Society, people can drink an old-fashioned soda in a saloon while enjoying costumed docents and storytelling.

Staying close to home while getting away from it all

Book an overnight stay or weekend trip to San Benito County’s Bar SZ Ranch. As their website states, “Imagine a super peaceful, slow-paced lifestyle where you can do as much or as little as you’d like.”

Among the ranch activities are collecting chicken eggs, learning to rope, taking a hike and/or viewing the night sky.


For fathers who like to be outdoors, hike up to Fremont Peak or within Pinnacles National Park.

If beating the heat is on the agenda, head to one of the public beaches in either Monterey or Santa Cruz County.

Learn something new

Farmhouse Café owner Becky Herbert will host a series of Food Labs to kick off the summer. While watching a demonstration from Herbert, participants will learn new recipes they can prepare in their own kitchens. Space is limited, so sign up now.


Buy tickets to the upcoming “Men of Rab’inal: A Mayan War Dance in Time,” which will be performed at the El Teatro Campesino Playhouse in San Juan Bautista on June 20-23. Head to the show early to grab a drink and view the artifacts at the theater.



Becky Bonner

Becky Bonner is a local teacher at San Benito High School who is passionate about sharing things to do in San Benito County.