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Central Coast April 2017


Getting Out .......................... 2

Wellness ................................... 4

Library Voice ...................... 6

Fun & Games ...................... 8

Education ............................... 10

Local History ....................... 12

Wordmonger ...................... 14

Calendar .................................. 17

Family Events ..................... 18

Local Resources .............. 20

Alternative Education ... 22

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including most vitamins and minerals. breastfeeding mothers gets a little

Vitamin D The foods you eat are important, as

the nutrients pass from you to your
baby in your breast milk.
more complicated! The question is
whether you should give your baby
a vitamin D supplement or whether,

Levels for Depending on how much vitamin D

youre getting as the breastfeeding
if youre getting enough vitamin D,
your baby can get the vitamin D he

or she needs from your breast milk.
mother, your breast milk may or may
You can do either, but its important
not provide vitamin D for your baby.
to make sure that youre getting the
If youre not getting enough vitamin

& Lactation
right amount of vitamin D, or if youre
D yourself, then its very important
giving your baby vitamin D, that he or
to give your baby a vitamin D
she is getting enough.
by John J. Cannell, MD Not all organizations recommend
Many women in the United States
the same amount of supplement for
Getting the right nutrients and and your baby is also more likely dont get enough vitamin D when
babies each day. Here is a list of the
eating well when youre pregnant or to develop a bone condition called they are pregnant. You may be more
current US recommendations:
breastfeeding is important for your rickets. Getting enough vitamin D likely to be deficient in vitamin D if
babys growth and development. when youre pregnant helps your you are obese (overweight), spend Vitamin D Council 1,000 IU/day
Vitamin D helps you to develop baby get enough vitamin D too, and a lot of time indoors or are covered
Endocrine Society 400-1,000 IU/day
strong and healthy bones and it does also increases your chances of having up when youre in the sun, or if you
the same for your developing baby. an uncomplicated pregnancy. have dark skin. How much vitamin Food & Nutrition Board 400 IU/day
D you need when youre pregnant
If you dont get enough vitamin D Breastfeeding enhances bonding is a complicated subject. Not all The Vitamin D Council recommends:
when youre pregnant, your babys with your baby, but it also provides organizations recommend the same if you take a supplement of
bones can become soft. This means your baby with the nutrients that he amount of supplement each day. 6,000 IU of vitamin D each day
that they are more likely to break, or she needs to grow and develop,
Here are current recommendations youshouldntneed to give your baby
for pregnant women from US any vitamin D supplement. Your
organizations: breast milk has enough vitamin D for
your baby.
Vitamin D Council 4,000-6,000 IU/day
if youarenttaking a supplement
Endocrine Society 1,500-2,000 IU/day or getting a good amount of sun
exposure, or if youre taking less
Food & Nutrition Board 600 IU/day
than 5,000 IU/day of vitamin D, you
In two recent studies from the should give your baby a vitamin
University of South Carolina, a group D supplement (preferably liquid
of researchers found that pregnant vitamin D drops).
women need to take at least 4,000
IU of vitamin D everyday to make
Holick MF, Binkley NC, Bischoff-Ferrari HA, Gordon
sure that their newborn child has CM, Hanley DA, Heaney RP, Murad MH, Weaver
CM; Endocrine Society. Evaluation, treatment, and
enough when he or she is born. prevention of vitamin D deficiency: an Endocrine
Society clinical practice guideline. J Clin Endocrinol
The researchers also found that Metab. 2011 Jul;96(7):1911-30.

women who took 4,000 IU everyday Hollis BW, Johnson D, Hulsey TC, Ebeling M, Wagner
CL. Vitamin D supplementation during pregnancy:
during pregnancy were more likely double-blind, randomized clinical trial of safety and
effectiveness. J Bone Miner Res. 2011 Oct;26(10):2341-
to have an uncomplicated birth. 57. doi: 10.1002/jbmr.463.
Whereas women taking less vitamin Institute of Medicine, Food and Nutrition Board.
Dietary Reference Intakes for Calcium and Vitamin D.
D than this were more likely to have a Washington, DC: National Academy Press, 2010.
baby born early (before the due date) Wagner CL, Hulsey TC, Fanning D, Ebeling M, Hollis
or to develop gestational diabetes, BW. High-dose vitamin D3 supplementation in a
cohort of breastfeeding mothers and their infants: a
preeclampsia, or infections. Women 6-month follow-up pilot study. Breastfeed Med. 2006
taking less vitamin D were also more
likely to have a c-section. This research
is the reason why the Vitamin D John Cannell, MD has over 35 years
of clinical experience. He is board
Council recommends taking 4,000 certified by the American Academy
IU to 6,000 IU of vitamin D every day of Psychiatry and Neurology and
if youre pregnant. This will ensure obtained his MD degree from the
University of North Carolina School
that youre getting enough vitamin
of Medicine. Dr. Cannell has published
D, and getting enough vitamin D to 17 scientific papers in peer-reviewed
your unborn child. medical literature; three of his papers
are the most cited papers in the history
Vitamin D supplementation for of their respective journals.

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Library Voice
Start Your
Spring Garden
at the

LIBRARY they compete and even take one difference! Ages 8-14.
for a spin with the Arroyo Grande
High School Eagle Robotics Team. April 22 at 2:00 pm Engineering
All ages. for Kids, Arroyo Grande Library

by Rebecca Juretic April 6 at 3:30 pm Squishy Cal Polys Society for Women
Circuits Science for Kids, Nipomo Engineers will provide a hands-on
A seed library is a place where Johnson from SLO Seed Savers Library engineering workshop for kids.
community members can get will share information about Ages 5 and up.
seeds for free (or sometimes growing plants from organic Design your own amazing
for a nominal fee). Many seed seeds, and how to save them. creations that light up using April 22 at 2:30 pm Disney
libraries are run for public insulated and conductive play Movie, Cambria Library
benefit, to encourage families to Seed libraries located at select dough. Registration required.
garden and grow some of their San Luis Obispo County library Ages 10 17. Disney film on the landscapes,
own food. Seed libraries located branches offer collections of seed animals and people of Vancouver,
at select county public libraries packets and growing instructions April 8 at 12:00 pm National New Zealands white sand
continue to gain momentum, said designed to encourage people Library Week Celebration, Santa beaches, the deserts of Namibia,
Aracelli Astorga, Adult Services to plant, save, and share seeds. Margarita Library canyons of Arizona and Utah, and
Coordinator for County of San Seeds include those for both the Alaskan wilderness. Popcorn
Luis Obispo Public Libraries. ornamental and edible plants. Enjoy interactive science, music, provided. All ages.
raffles, and a BBQ lunch on the
To keep up with popular demand, Seed borrowers must have a back lawn. All ages. April 29 at 1:00 pm Xtreme
the SLO County Library has library card to participate, and Science Magic, Morro Bay Library
opened a new seed library at must fill out a Seed Library April 8 at 2:00 pm Drone
Santa Margarita Branch Library. Registration Form. Borrowers Discovery Science, Morro Bay Come learn about science in a
may check out up to 10 seed Library fun way including how to bounce
Based on community input, the bubbles and the fog-ring vortex
Santa Margarita seed library packets every three months, or
only carries seeds for herbs and 5 packets at the Santa Margarita Learn what makes drones fly with cannon. All ages.
branch. this hands-on program brought
by 4H. Registration required. Rebecca Juretic is a freelance writer and Public
Other participating branches, Participants are encouraged to Ages 7 14. Relations Consultant for the San Luis Obispo
save seeds and return similar County Libraries. Rebecca can be reached at:
Arroyo Grande, Los Osos, and
Nipomo, continue to carry seeds packets of seeds at the end of April 12 at 3:30 pm Small Animal
for a variety of vegetables, herbs, the growing season. Information Petting Zoo, Atascadero Library
and flowers sustainable in our on planting the seeds, growing
Come visit the Tiny Trotters
region. The library continues to specific plants, and seed saving
petting zoo and learn about
partner with SLO Seed Exchange are available at each Seed Library.
animals. All ages. - the
organization that acquires the
April Free Family Events
April 15 at 2:00 pm Amazing
seeds we share with the public. Free science and nature programs Reptile Show, Atascadero Library
continue through April at public
The next Seed Sorting event Experience the unique and highly
library branches county-wide.
will be held on Friday, April 7th educational reptile show of E&R
Here is just a sampling of what is
from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm, at San Family Reptiles. All ages.
Luis Obispo Librarys Community
Room. Volunteers are welcome! April 22 at 11:00 am Earth Day
April 1 at 2:00 pm Competitive
Robotics Demonstration, Arroyo Celebration, Los Osos Library
On April 8th at 2:00 pm at Arroyo
Grande Library Celebrate Earth Day with lots of
Grande Library, there will be a
Seed Saving Workshop. Elizabeth Learn how robots are made, how activities and fun. You can make a

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Fun & Games Jacks Jokes
What is faster: Hot or cold? Hot; you can catch a cold!
Easter Egg Maze A day without sunshine is like, night.
A paper cut is a trees way of getting the last laugh.

Earth Day
Word Search


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How to
Medicare Drug
Part D Complaint
3. If your complaint relates to issue with a plans refusal to
a plans refusal to make a pay for a service, supply, or
fast coverage determination prescription, you file an appeal.
by Greg Dill
or redetermination and you
havent purchased or gotten For more information on the
Having practiced pharmacy for we follow up and monitor how the drug, the plan must give appeal process, take a look
many years, I often find myself well the plan resolves your you a decision no later than at your Medicare & You
talking to people about their complaint. 24 hours after it gets the handbook, mailed each fall to
Medicare prescription drug, or complaint. every Medicare household in the
Part D, plans. To find the complaint form, country.
go to and In addition, you can make a
People with Part D usually share locate the blue box near the top complaint if you have a concern Or go online at
their thoughts about a favorite of the page that says Claims about the quality of care or claims-and-appeals/file-an-
pharmacy or pharmacist, or how & Appeals. Place your cursor other services you get from a appeal/appeals.
their plan offers medicines at over that box until a drop down Medicare provider. This includes
affordable prices. Sometimes menu appears and click on file a doctors, hospitals, or other For other information related
they report problems with a Part complaint. When the next page medical providers; your dialysis to Medicare, Medical, and local
D plan, ranging from the cost of comes up, click on Your health or kidney transplant care; or a resources for seniors on the
drugs to difficulty in getting a or drug plan. Medicare-certified supplier of California central coast, visit:
specific medication their doctor durable medical equipment such
prescribed. You can also lodge a complaint as wheelchairs, walkers, and senior-connection/resources.
by calling or writing to your oxygen equipment.
A first step to correcting plan. Your complaint could
problems is always to contact involve a problem with customer How you file your complaint
your drug plan (contact service, difficulty in getting depends on what your complaint
information is on the back of access to a specialist, being is about. For more information,
your drug card). A call to the given the wrong drug, or being go to
plan usually will resolve your given drugs that interact in a and-appeals/file-a-complaint/
issue. If that doesnt work, you negative way. complaint.
can file a complaint.
If you file a complaint about As a Medicare beneficiary, you
You can do that by calling your Part D drug plan, certain also have certain appeal rights.
1-800-MEDICARE or going requirements apply: Whats the difference between a
online at complaint and an appeal?
Complaints can be made against 1. You must file your complaint
Part D drug plans as well as Part within 60 days from the date A complaint is generally about
C health plans, also known as of the event that led to the the quality of care you got or
Medicare Advantage plans. complaint. are getting. For example, you
may file a complaint if you have Greg Dill is the Medicare regional
The online Medicare Complaint 2. You must be notified of the a problem contacting your plan administrator for Arizona, California,
Hawaii, Nevada, and the Pacific
Form is easy to use. Medicare decision generally no later or if youre unhappy with how a
Territories. You can always get answers
takes the information you send than 30 days after the plan staff person at the plan treated to your Medicare questions by calling
and directs it to your plan. Then gets the complaint. you. However, if you have an 1-800-MEDICARE (633-4227).

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Local History Monterey Street is getting a makeover.
Buildings are being renovated and the
parking lots are being dug up.

1967 Summer Story Buy your copy of Monterey/Marsh Sts

100 Year Book. Remember the past, as
the future is right around the corner.
by Guy Crabb
Enjoy Your Memories!
It is the summer of 1967. Im bacon. My Dad sure knows how
Gus and my best friend is Benny, to cook, and he always makes the Get an autographed copy at:
and we are on a mission to bacon crispy, just the way I love it. w w w. s l o 1 0 0 ye a r s . co m
do something incredible. Our As the three of us were eating, we
Also available at Barnes and Noble, Crushed Grape, Antiques of Monterey,
little town of San Luis Obispo told Dad about our plan to turn
History Center, Apple Farm, and Boo Boo Records. GUY CRABB PUBLISHING
is not a big city (about 25,000 my bike into a chopper. I wasnt
in population), but it is really sure how my Dad would react, so
groovy. Benny and I like spending I was happy that he said it was a
time downtown, especially in cool idea. He told us we needed government building) and asked - now Louisas Place) had a bunch
the summer time. Yesterday, to find two 5-foot-long pipes and our buddy Ben if they had any of stuff out from their kitchen.
we were walking by the Fremont he also offered to help us with the old pipes laying around. He said, We looked all over the pile of old
Theater (1035 Monterey St) and project. You knuckleheads, you need to sinks, but no pipes. As we stood
we were checking out posters of go to a plumber or a place they there, I shouted out in frustration.
We hopped on our bikes and sell pipes. We said goodbye and
the upcoming movies. The man working on the grill
headed downtown to check out hopped on our bikes to continue
There was one movie called Cool all the places in town where we our search. kitchen asked what I was yelling
Hand Luke starring a guy named might find some used pipes that about. I told him we had been
Paul Newman. Bennys mom someone threw away. Before we The only place I knew that sold looking all over town for a set of
loves this guy and says hes the reached downtown, we made a pipes was McBrides Plumbing and very long pipes to put on the front
most handsome man in the world. quick stop at Chongs Candy Shop Sheet Metal (285 S. Higuera, by of my bike to make a chopper. He
There was also a new Disney (798 Palm - today a realty office). the corner of Pismo and Higuera). looked at me and said, Kid, youre
movie called Jungle Book playing Mr. Chong greeted us with a smile, Its where my Dad bought pipes really going to make a chopper
today. My favorite movie poster we bought a bag of hard candy, for our house. We walked into out of that bike youre riding? I
had some really boss motorcycles and headed to the creek running the building and told the man at nodded my head and he told us to
called choppers. They had extra right through the middle of town. the counter of our plans. He said follow him to the back of his work
long front forks and cool paint Lazy people would sometimes he had the right pipe for the job, truck. I froze in my tracks. There
jobs. After seeing those pictures, just throw junk into the creek. We but it would be kind of expensive. in the back of his truck were two
I knew that I had to turn my found some junk under Queenie Benny looked at the man with old 5-foot pipes that were just
Schwinn Sting Ray bike with a Bridge (the brick bridge across a surprised look and said, You what I needed. I was stunned and
banana seat into a chopper! from the mission), but no pipes. mean we have to pay? Dont you he said, Look kid, I like your crazy
have some old pipes lying around? idea of making a chopper out of
Benny knocked at my front door Our next stop was Mel Smith We dont have any money. The your bike. When you finish, I want
at 8:00 in the morning so we Chevrolet. We knew an older man looked at us as if we were you to bring it down to my shop
could start our adventure early. high school kid who washed cars crazy, so we just said thank you and show me how it turns out.
The first thing we had to do was that were on the lot waiting to and took off.
enjoy one of my Dads Saturday be sold. We rode up to the car He told us his business was
morning breakfasts of waffles and sales lot (1039 Monterey - today a We started to get tired from Campbells (532 Higuera - now
riding around town all morning a thrift store) and I told him I
and decided to get a donut at would definitely bring it down
Delite Bakery (723 Higuera - now to show him. I thanked him,
a bar named The Library). Benny Benny grabbed one pipe and I
chose a glazed one and I got a big tucked the other under my arm
fat jelly donut. We sat outside the and we started riding home. As
donut store watching people go we wound our way through the
into The Cigar Factory restaurant sunny streets, Benny said it was
(726 Higuera - now Novos awful nice of that man to give us
restaurant) and wished we could the pipes. I replied that it sure is
go in there for lunch like everyone great living in the best town in the
who worked downtown. world.
We finished our donuts and went
riding up the street looking for Guy Crabb teaches at Charles E. Teach
Elementary School in San Luis Obispo. He
any business that was fixing up graduated from Cal Poly SLO and has been
their building and throwing away teaching for over 30 years. Guy was selected
as San Luis Coastal Unified School District
old pipe. We noticed that the Teacher of the Year for 2006-2007. Reach him
Best Ever Grill Caf (964 Higuera at

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English we have the word word meaning to strike or thrust.
kerfuffle, meaning a commotion, Linguists represent this word as
or disturbance. Kerfuffle first *bhau-. *Bhau- is the source of a
appeared on the scene in the heap of modern English words.
1930s. Here are a few:
CS Perryess
And we have rumpus (1764) and The verb butt appeared in English
ruckus (1890), both meaning an in about 1200, meaning to strike

about words uproar or disturbance. Though

nobodys sure where either of
with the head.

these words originated, it appears *Bhau- also gave us the noun bat,
Steep and stoop fiascos happen. So this week well ruckus grew out of rumpus. meaning a stick or club (obviously
explore fiasco and some of its used to beat something). Bat has
It seems reasonable that these synonyms. Which of these words best fits to been with us since Old English.
words might come from the same news you read or saw today? For the purpose of making sense
root: Fiasco appeared in English in 1855. of the next few etymologies, its
steep slope It was theater talk for turkey, Pleonasms important to note that the part
steep the tea dismal flop, or failure. It comes of the bat one grips is typically
steeple through French from Italian word Though most of us havent heard narrow, while the business end of
stoop down for bottle. Many theories exist to the word pleonasm, we hear, a bat is comparably thick.
hang out on the stoop explain why we might call a flop read, and use them every day.
on stage a bottle, but none of the When butt first transitioned to
However, only three of them theories can be proven. Today Check over this list. I bet you can a noun in English (1200-1300) it
share a root. The verb steep (to fiasco refers to any sort of failure, define pleonasm on your own. meant both thick end and flat fish
soak in liquid) made its way into whether on-stage or off. (possibly - but not definitively -
English in the early 1300s. Though frozen tundra due to the need to tenderize the
nobody is certain of its source, Some fiascos in the news take foreign imports fish by beating it with a bat). We
it may have come from a Norse the form of mayhem, a word that mass exodus still see the meaning flatfish in the
word meaning to pour.The noun showed up in English in the 1400s kneel down word halibut which appeared in
stoop (raised platform at the front through Anglo-French from an hot water heater the 1400s.The meaning human
or back of a home), appeared in Old French legal term meaning to ATM machine posterior (another thick end)
English in 1755 from a Dutch word maim an opponent enough that he break and enter also showed up in the 1400s, and
meaning a flight of steps. can no longer defend himself. And empty space by the 1600s the noun butt also
yes, this same Old French word advance warning meant the target of a joke. By
The three words that share a also gave us the verb maim. mental telepathy the mid-1800s butt also meant
source are the verb stoop, the temper tantrum the remaining end of a smoked
adjective steep, and the noun We call a noisy commotion or lag behind cigarette. Both butt in and
steeple. They all come from uproar a hullabaloo. This word aid and abet buttinski showed up about 1900.
a Proto-Indo-European word came through northern England fellow countrymen
meaning to push or knock. A and/or Scotland to land in English cameo appearance The word buttress (an element
version of this root made its in the late 1700s. Though nobodys advance reservations of a building that thrusts out from
way into northern European certain, most etymologists believe past history the primary structure) appeared
languages meaning to bow or hullabaloo may be a tweaking of nape of the neck in English in the 1300s.
bend, and then into Old English as the greeting, hello. serious crisis
the verb stoop. Another form of alternative choice Since the 1300s weve been
this root came to mean high and A bustle, tumult or fuss can be future plans thrusting buttons through button-
lofty (possibly due to the idea that referred to as a fracas, a word sum total holes.
a mountain is pushed up from the that showed up in English in 1727.
surrounding soil). This form of the It came through Italian from a So to finish up in pleonastic style, And in argumentation, both
root became both the adjective Latin verb meaning to shake. Id like to thank each and every the words rebut (1300s) and
steep and the noun steeple. one of you for joining me here at refute (1500s) mean to strike
In 1890 the word brouhaha Wordmonger. back and were born of the word
It nearly causes one to want to (meaning an uproar or fuss) made *bhau-. Inspired to butt in with a
stoop to steep ones tea on ones its way into English from French. We got the beat comment? Please do.
stoop, then climb up to enjoy the Though the connection is lost on
tea atop a steep steeple, eh? me, most etymologists believe it Though the musical sense of the Big thanks to sources: Etymonline, Wordnik,
Merriam-Webster, and The OED.
may have come from the Hebrew word beat didnt appear until the
Fiasco! phrase, barukh habba, which 1840s, beat first showed up in
CS Perryess writes for teens, narrates audio
means blessed be the one who Old English as a verb meaning to books, and ponders the wonder of words in a
All it takes is a brief glance through comes. thrash or inflict blows on. It came foggy little town on Californias central coast.
Find much more at,
the newspaper to confirm that From Scottish through Canadian from the Proto-Indo-European or reach him at

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31 1
11:30-2:30pm Nipomo: Monarch Club 2-4:30pm Los Osos: 2nd & Santa Maria 3:00-6:00 pm in Paso Robles City Park 8:30-11am AG Spencers Market 3:00-6:00pm Old Porte Fisheries AG FARMERS MARKETS: 8:00-10:30am SLO Promenade
LIBRARY STORYTIME: 10:10 SLO 12:30-4:30pm Santa Maria Town Ctr 2:30-5:00pm Spencers Morro Bay 9:00am-12:30pm Paso Robles Wal Mart 9:00am-12:30pm Templeton City Park
3:00-6:00pm AT Sunken Gardens 6:00-9:00pm Downtown SLO 2:30-5:30pm Cambria Main St Vets Hall 9:00am-1:00pm Paso Downtown Park
DOC BURNSTEINS READING LAB 5:00-8:00pm Pismo, Main St & Dolliver 9:00am-1:00pm Shell Bch Dinosaur Caves
April is: 3:30-4:15pm AG
10:10 SLO, 10:15 CAM,10:30 AT, 10:30
LIBRARY STORYTIME: 10:30 LO 12:00-2:30pm AG Village Gazebo
Autism Awareness Month
Birthstone: Diamond 10:30 AG, 11:00 NI AG,10:30 LO, 11:00 CAY, 11:30 SMG 2:30-6:00pm Morro Bay 800 Main St
Keep America Beautiful Month 1st SAT 12:30am IOOF Hall SLO
National Child Abuse
Prevention Month Flower: Sweet Pea
Nat. Math Education Month
National Garden Month
National Frog Month
National Poetry Month

11:30-2:30pm Nipomo: Monarch Club 2-4:30pm Los Osos: 2nd & Santa Maria 3:00-6:00 pm in Paso Robles City Park 8:30-11am AG Spencers Market 3:00-6:00pm Old Porte Fisheries AG 9:00am-12:30pm Paso Robles Wal Mart 8:00-10:30am SLO Promenade
LIBRARY STORYTIME: 10:10 SLO 12:30-4:30pm Santa Maria Town Ctr 2:30-5:00pm Spencers Morro Bay 2:30-5:30pm Cambria Main St Vets Hall 9:00am-12:30pm Templeton City Park
3:00-6:00pm AT Sunken Gardens 6:00-9:00pm Downtown SLO LIBRARY STORYTIME: 10:30 LO 9:00am-1:00pm Paso Downtown Park
DOC BURNSTEINS READING LAB 5:00-8:00pm Pismo, Main St & Dolliver 9:00am-1:00pm Shell Bch Dinosaur Caves
3:30-4:15pm AG LIBRARY STORYTIME: 10:00 MB,
LIBRARY STORYTIME: 10:30 AT, 10:10 SLO, 10:15 CAM,10:30 AT, 10:30 12:00-2:30pm AG Village Gazebo
10:30 AG, 11:00 NI AG,10:30 LO, 11:00 CAY, 11:30 SMG 2:30-6:00pm Morro Bay 800 Main St
Hans Christian WALK AROUND
THINGS Day north pole no housework
Andersons DAY
birthday discovered (In 1898)

INTERnational find a rainbow day health day
book day National read a zoo lovers DAY
roadmap DAY

11:30-2:30pm Nipomo: Monarch Club 2-4:30pm Los Osos: 2nd & Santa Maria 3:00-6:00 pm in Paso Robles City Park 8:30-11am AG Spencers Market 3:00-6:00pm Old Porte Fisheries AG 9:00am-12:30pm Paso Robles Wal Mart 8:00-10:30am SLO Promenade
LIBRARY STORYTIME: 10:10 SLO 12:30-4:30pm Santa Maria Town Ctr 2:30-5:00pm Spencers Morro Bay 2:30-5:30pm Cambria Main St Vets Hall 9:00am-12:30pm Templeton City Park
3:00-6:00pm AT Sunken Gardens 6:00-9:00pm Downtown SLO LIBRARY STORYTIME: 10:30 LO 9:00am-1:00pm Paso Downtown Park
DOC BURNSTEINS READING LAB 5:00-8:00pm Pismo, Main St & Dolliver 9:00am-1:00pm Shell Bch Dinosaur Caves
3:30-4:15pm AG LIBRARY STORYTIME: 10:00 MB,
LIBRARY STORYTIME: 10:30 AT, 10:10 SLO, 10:15 CAM,10:30 AT, 10:30 12:00-2:30pm AG Village Gazebo
national 10:30 AG, 11:00 NI AG,10:30 LO, 11:00 CAY, 11:30 SMG 2:30-6:00pm Morro Bay 800 Main St
1st public sibling day LIBRARY STORYTIME: 11:00 AG
library opened
(1833 in New Hampshire) thomas jeffersons
encourage Birthday (Born in 1743)
a young Da vincis birthday
writer day (Born in 1452)

FULL MOON reach as high Robinson Day
barbershop as you can day
quartet day Income tax Day

11:30-2:30pm Nipomo: Monarch Club 2-4:30pm Los Osos: 2nd & Santa Maria 3:00-6:00 pm in Paso Robles City Park 8:30-11am AG Spencers Market 3:00-6:00pm Old Porte Fisheries AG 9:00am-12:30pm Paso Robles Wal Mart 8:00-10:30am SLO Promenade
LIBRARY STORYTIME: 10:10 SLO 12:30-4:30pm Santa Maria Town Ctr 2:30-5:00pm Spencers Morro Bay 2:30-5:30pm Cambria Main St Vets Hall 9:00am-12:30pm Templeton City Park
3:00-6:00pm AT Sunken Gardens 6:00-9:00pm Downtown SLO LIBRARY STORYTIME: 10:30 LO 9:00am-1:00pm Paso Downtown Park
DOC BURNSTEINS READING LAB 5:00-8:00pm Pismo, Main St & Dolliver 9:00am-1:00pm Shell Bch Dinosaur Caves
3:30-4:15pm AG LIBRARY STORYTIME: 10:00 MB,
LIBRARY STORYTIME: 10:30 AT, 10:10 SLO, 10:15 CAM,10:30 AT, 10:30 12:00-2:30pm AG Village Gazebo
10:30 AG, 11:00 NI AG,10:30 LO, 11:00 CAY, 11:30 SMG 2:30-6:00pm Morro Bay 800 Main St
national LIBRARY STORYTIME: 11:00 AG
haiku day
slavery abolished
(In DC by Lincoln in 1862)
humorous day earth day
national day
stress (1st kindergarten in 1837)
Day national
patriots day look alike day

11:30-2:30pm Nipomo: Monarch Club 2-4:30pm Los Osos: 2nd & Santa Maria 3:00-6:00 pm in Paso Robles City Park 8:30-11am AG Spencers Market 3:00-6:00pm Old Porte Fisheries AG 9:00am-12:30pm Paso Robles Wal Mart 8:00-10:30am SLO Promenade
LIBRARY STORYTIME: 10:10 SLO 12:30-4:30pm Santa Maria Town Ctr 2:30-5:00pm Spencers Morro Bay 2:30-5:30pm Cambria Main St Vets Hall 9:00am-12:30pm Templeton City Park
3:00-6:00pm AT Sunken Gardens 6:00-9:00pm Downtown SLO LIBRARY STORYTIME: 10:30 LO 9:00am-1:00pm Paso Downtown Park
DOC BURNSTEINS READING LAB 5:00-8:00pm Pismo, Main St & Dolliver 9:00am-1:00pm Shell Bch Dinosaur Caves
shakespeares 3:30-4:15pm AG LIBRARY STORYTIME: 10:00 MB,
birthday (Born in 1564) LIBRARY STORYTIME: 10:30 AT, 10:10 SLO, 10:15 CAM,10:30 AT, 10:30 12:00-2:30pm AG Village Gazebo
national 10:30 AG, 11:00 NI AG,10:30 LO, 11:00 CAY, 11:30 SMG 2:30-6:00pm Morro Bay 800 Main St
pet parents LIBRARY STORYTIME: 11:00 AG
national national
tell a story day arbor day
pretzel day
11:30-2:30pm Nipomo: Monarch Club

national national NEW MOON reading day
honesty day telephone day

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Family Events MBHS Pirate Players present the
Theatre for Young Audiences musical of the Roald Dahl classic

EASTER EVENTS with contests for the best home

decorated egg or best costume.
SAT APR 8 10:00-11:30 am: AVILA 10:30 am: Los Osos Library story
EASTER FESTIVAL at Avila Beach time on the lawn. 11:00 am: egg
Community Center, 191 San Miguel hunt for ages 2 to 7. Cost: free.
James Giant Peach and
Words and music by Benj Pasek and Justin Paul
St, Avila Beach. This family event Contact: 528-0100. Book by Timothy Allen McDonald
features a bounce house, egg
hunt, crafts, refreshments, and the SAT APR 15 10:00 am-12:00 pm:
Easter Bunny. Cost: free. Contact: COMMUNITY EASTER EGG HUNT Thursday, March 30
at Mountainbrook Community or 627-1997.
Church, 1775 Calle Joaquin, SLO. Friday, March 31
SAT APR 8-SUN APR 23 10:00 am- Kids ages 2-10 can enjoy the Saturday, April 1
4:00 pm: CHICK CITY at Charles Easter Bunny, 12,000 eggs to find,
Paddock Zoo, 9100 Morro Rd, bounce houses, a petting zoo, face at 7:00 pm
Atascadero. Come for a day at painting, and popcorn. Cost: free.
the Zoo and enjoy the Easter Contact: 543-3162.
collection of baby chicks, and over Morro Bay High School
100 animals. Activities for all ages. SAT APR 15 10:00 am-1:00 pm:
Cost: included in Zoo admission: EASTER EGGSTRAVAGANZA at 235 Atascadero Road, Morro Bay
12 and over $7.00; 3-11 $5; under Dinosaur Caves Park, 2701 Price
2 years free! Contact: 470-3170 or Rd, Pismo Beach. In addition to the Student eggs-citing egg hunt, participants $8 with ASB
can enjoy games, bounce houses,
THU APR 13: 6:00-8:30 pm: BUNNY face painting, a balloon artist, $9 Admission
TRAIL DOWNTOWN at the SLO and much more! Bring your own
Farmers Market. Join the eggs- basket or bag. Cost: free. Contact:
citement as E. Bunny invites all or 773-7063.
children to Hop Along the Bunny
Trail, to visit businesses collecting SAT APR 15-SUN APR 16 10:00 am-
treats. Meet at the corner of 1:00 pm: EASTER FUN at Apple
Chorro and Higuera to receive a Farm, 2015 Monterey St, SLO. Join
free map of shops and a treat bag. the Easter bunny for family photos.
Watch for Downtown Bunny! Cost: Cost: free. Contact: 544-6100.
free. Contact: SAT APR 15 10:00 am-3:00 pm:
SAT APR 15 at 10:00 am: FAMILY EASTER EGG HUNT & DOG PARADE technology, society, and style. CONVERGENCE (SLO sites vary).
EGG HUNT & CARNIVAL at Elm at Hardie Park, 3rd St, Cayucos. Cost: free. Contact: 543-0638 or Get ready for a community building
Street Park, 1221 Ash St, AG. Free Dress up your favorite pooch in event filled with neighborhood-
activities include egg hunts for their best Easter Bonnet and outfit THU MAR 9-SUN APR 23 (times improving permaculture projects,
all ages, sack races, and a raw for a parade! Prizes are awarded vary): WHEN BUTTER CHURNS urban organic farming, live music,
egg toss contest. Other paid for Best Costume, Best Behaved, TO GOLD at The Great American and so much more! All around SLO,
activities include a carnival, hot Best Bonnet and many more. Plus Melodrama, 1863 Front St, neighbors come together to create
dog barbecue, and a bounce an Easter Egg Hunt for the kids and Oceano. A villain (boo!), a hero community spaces that feature
castle. Bring a basket! Cost: varies. they can meet the Easter Bunny. (yay!), a heroine (aww!), and public art, gathering places,
Contact: 473-5474. Sponsored by the Cayucos Lioness
Club. Cost: free. Contact: 235-2289. trusty sidekicks run amok in this gardens, and natural buildings.
SAT APR 15 10:00 am-12:00 pm: musical romp. An orphaned farm Cost: free. Contact: cityrepairslo.
EASTER EGG HUNT at South SAT APR 15 11:00 am-1:00 pm: girl, Constance Goodwin, attempts org/vbc.
Bay Community Center, 2180 EGG HUNT at Laguna Lake Park, to save the family farm from the THU MAR 30, FRI MAR 31 & SAT
Palisades Ave, Los Osos. It begins 11175 Los Osos Valley Rd, San Luis villainous Friedrich von Fouler. APR 1 at 7:00 pm: JAMES AND THE
Obispo. Hippity Hoppity! Bring Can our strapping hero, Jack GIANT PEACH musical at Morro
your basket and join the Bunny for Strongfellow, stop the villain in Bay High School, 235 Atascadero
an exciting adventure and search time? Can he save Constance from Rd. Enjoy Roald Dahls fantastical
for prize-filled eggs. Ages 0-8. her ironic fate and launch her dairy tale of a boy, his insect friends,
Cost: free. Contact: or empire? Find out in the West Coast and their amazing journey across
781-7067. premiere of this new musical. the ocean on a giant piece of fruit.
SUN APR 16 at 8:00 am: EASTER Vaudeville Revue follows each This delightfully offbeat musical
EGG HUNT at Shamel Park, 5455 show. Cost: $20-27, discounts for adaptation will delight the whole
Windsor Blvd, Cambria. Meet the groups, seniors, students, military, family! Cost: $8/student with ASB-
Easter Bunny. Balloons and prizes and kids. Contact: 489-2499 or $9/general admission. Tickets at
for 8 yrs and under. Special egg door. Contact: 771-1845.
hunt for 2 yrs and under. Cost: free. SUN MAR 26 at 4:00 pm: OFF THE FRI MAR 31, SAT APR 1 & SUN APR
Contact: VINES CONCERT at Cass Vineyard 2 (times & locations vary): MORRO
and Winery, 7350 Linne Rd, Paso BAY CITY WIDE YARD SALE. The
FAMILY EVENTS Robles. Symphony of the Vines whole family will find treasures at
SUN JAN 1-MON APR 3 10:00 am- presents a central coast musicians this 14th annual event all around
4:00 pm: THE WAY WE WORE: 100 Torsten Juul-Borre, piano, Grace the City of Morro Bay. Yard Sale
YEARS OF SLO COUNTY FASHION Seng, violin, Jonathan Morgan, maps will be available at Brenda
at History Center of SLO, 696 viola, Hilary Clark, cello, and David Sues Consignment, 248 Morro
Monterey St. Clothing made and George, bass. Cost: $15-30. Contact: Bay Blvd. Cost: free to browse.
worn in our county from 1850 to Contact: 772-4467.
1900 will be on display, exploring THU MAR 30 at 3:00 pm-SUN APR MAR 31-APR 8 (times & days vary):
the intersection between 2 at 8:00 pm: VILLAGE BUILDING ONCE UPON A MATTRESS at Baro

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Family Events
12:00 pm: BROADWAY CAMP at stories, and much more! Each
Childrens Montessori School, exciting class will help students
3025 Monterey Rd, Atascadero. build confidence and learn theater
Whether you are new to the stage basics. Cost: $100. Contact:
or have years of experience, this
is your camp. Daily acting, singing, MON APR 17-FRI APR 21 10:30 am-
improv, and dance classes point 1:30 pm: KELRIK KIDS SPRING
students to their highest potential, CAMP (ANNIE JR.) at Guild Hall,
instilling confidence, and allowing 2800 Broad St, San Luis Obispo.
all to shine. Musical numbers from Grades 4-12, all levels. APR 22 10:00
beloved shows will be chosen to fit am: Performance. Leapin Lizards!
cast members, and camp will end Rehearse and perform Annie Jr.
with an exciting revue with solos, Students will work as an ensemble
duets, and large ensemble scenes to bring great stories to life, and
on April 14 at 7:00 pm. For grades learn lines, blocking, and working
4 through 12. Cost: $300. Contact: in front of an audience. Cost: $350. Contact:
TUE APR 11 at 4:30 pm: TUE APR 18 & THU 20 at 3:00 pm:
Los Osos Library, 2075 Palisades Osos Library, 2075 Palisades. Extra
Ave. What can you build with your movie screenings over Spring
imagination & Geomags? For kids Break. Call for titles. Rated PG.
8 & up. Program sponsored by Free popcorn from Friends of Los
Friends of Los Osos Library. Part Osos Library. Cost: free. Contact:
of Experiment at the Library. Cost: 525-1862.
free. Contact: 525-1862.
THU APR 20 at 6:30 pm: POETRY
FRI APR 14 at 8:00 Pm: MYSTICAL READINGS at Cayucos Library, 310
ARTS OF TIBET - Sacred Music, B St. Featured poets: Margaret
Sacred Dance at Spanos Theatre, Lange, noted for her poetry and
1 Grand Ave, San Luis Obispo. 7:00 music on FM radio and monthly
pm: Pre-show lecture. This show poetry venues in the area, and
features monks of the Drepung Jack Mothershed, who hosts local
Gym, Atascadero Middle School, SAT APR 8 10:00 am-2:00 pm: Loseling Monastery. Cost: $31-39. monthly poetry events. He plays
6501 Lewis Ave. The Broadway CONSERVATION CELEBRATION Contact: 756-4849 or calpolyarts. 32 musical instruments (but not all
hit is brought to new life in this Party for the Planet at Charles org. once). There will also be Open Mic
quirky, smart, sarcastic retelling Paddock Zoo, 9100 Morro SAT APR 15-29 (times & locations time! Cost: free. Contact: 995-3312.
of The Princess and The Pea. Rd, Atascadero. At this 8th vary): WALK A MILE in Her Shoes.
Cost: $10-15. Contact: 464-7110 or annual event, enjoy interactive Every year, SLO County men, FRI APR 21-SUN APR 30 (times adventures, hands-on activities, women, and children Walk a Mile vary): ANNIE at SLO Guild Hall,
and lively demos. Kids can play to end sexual assault and gender- 2880 Broad St, San Luis Obispo.
SAT APR 1 12:00-6:00 pm: ROCK animal charades, make bracelets, based violence. These family- Leapin Lizards! The irrepressible
N MUSIC FESTIVAL at South Bay enjoy face painting, door prizes, friendly events create a safe comic strip heroine takes center
Community Center, 2180 Palisades workshops on beekeeping, environment for survivors and stage in one of the worlds best-
Ave, Los Osos. Enjoy professional native plant gardening, and food supporters to raise awareness in loved musicals. Based on the
and student musicians. Food, waste recycling. Cost: free with our community. APR 15 11:00 am- popular comic strip by Harold Gray,
wine, beer, and soda available for admission. Contact: facebook. 2:00 pm: Paso Robles City Park, Annie has won seven Tony Awards.
purchase. Raffles for music related com/sloconservationcelebration. Contact:
prizes. VIP Tables Available. All APR 20 12:00-2:00 pm: Cuesta
proceeds benefit LOMS/MBHS College, APR 22 11:00 am-2:00 pm:
SAT APR 8 10:00 am-3:00 pm:
Music Programs. Cost: $20-25. Arroyo Grande Heritage Square
Contact: 528-4169. Park, and APR 29 10:00 am-2:00
at Mission Plaza, 989 Chorro St,
pm: SLO Mission Plaza. All events
San Luis Obispo. This 39th annual
SAT APR 1 at 3:00 pm: FAMILY feature celebrity walkers, vendor
event invites children and their
DAY at the PAC, 1 Grand Ave, San fair, Kid Zone, live music, and
families to explore creativity,
Luis Obispo. Enjoy a performance great fun! Cost: free. Contact:
individuality, and diversity, while
of the nationally acclaimed Story
having fun and learning about
Pirates. Doors open at 1:30 for
community resources. Cost: free. SAT APR 15 at 10:30 am: SPECIAL
all to interact with participating STORYTIME at Los Osos Community
Contact: 782-4723.
performance groups at their lobby Park, (2180 Palisades) across the
exhibits. Cost: free. Contact: 756- SAT APR 8 7:00-9:00 pm: BIRTH TO street from the library. Library
4849 or EARTH at Ballet Theatre San Luis staff and volunteers will hold a
FRI APR 7 & SAT APR 8 at 7:30 pm: Obispo, 3566 S Higuera St, SLO. special storytime. Its before the
PIRATES OF PENZANCE DAY at the An intimate powerful evening Los Osos Kiwanis Easter Egg Hunt.
PAC, 1 Grand Ave, San Luis Obispo. of live music, dance, food, and Cost: free. Contact: 525-1862.
Cal Poly Student Opera Theatre wine. Features: Contralto Hannah
present the Gilbert and Sullivan Slobodnik, world premiere ballet MON APR 17-FRI APR 21 9:00-
operetta that never gets old a Birth to Earth, and social dancing 10:00 am: THEATER ABCS: Spring
hilarious marriage of clever verse to Cole Porter. Cost: $75-100. Semester at Guild Hall, 2800 Broad
Contact: 440-1439 or St, San Luis Obispo. K-3rd Grade.
and sublime music. Cost: $9-14. Learn about the world of theater.
Contact: 756-4849 or WED APR 10-FRI APR 14 9:00 am- Sing, create characters, act out

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Family Events
SAT APR 22 10:00 am-2:00 pm: by Cal Poly Safer, this is part of Legal Clinic in 3rd Floor Atrium of
CAR & MOTORCYCLE SHOW & an international event with the Courthouse Annex, 1035 Palm St,
CHILI COOK-OFF at Veterans mission to end sexual violence, and San Luis Obispo and Paso Robles
Building parking lot, 1000 Main St, will include a march downtown, Courthouse, 901 Park St, Rm 112. Feeling hopeless, desperate, or alone?
Cambria. Bring the whole family to open mic performances, resource Get help with divorce, child and Concerned for someone you care about?
enjoy this annual classic car and booths, and a candlelight vigil. spousal support, domestic violence,
motorcycle show. Awards given. Refreshments provided. All are guardianship, civil harassment, and
Cost: free. 12:00-3:00 pm: Chili and welcome. Cost: free. Contact: name or gender change.
beer tasting for $10 at Pinedorado or 756-2282. Every TUE & THU at 1:30 pm: Legal
Grounds. Contact: 927-3624. SAT APR 29 2:00 pm & 7:00 pm: Clinic for Self-Represented Litigants Suicide Prevention
Mental Health and
SAT APR 22 at 11:00 am: EARTH DAY BITS OF BROADWAY concert at at the SLO County Courthouse Law Emotional Support
PROJECT at Los Osos Library, 2075 South Bay Community Center, Los Library, 1050 Monterey St, SLO, #125.
Palisades. Make the world a little Osos. The whole family will enjoy One-on-one legal advice for persons Confidential
greener, find out about the Seed this performance featuring songs filing divorces w/o an attorney, and 24 hours of every day
Library. Celebrate Earth Day with you know and love! Cost: $10 at the a document preparer to assist in A program of Transitions Mental Health Association

a storytime and activity. This event door or at www.coastlinearts2017. completing court-required forms.
is sponsored by the Friends of Los org. Contact: 776-3050. Cost: free. Contact: 788-3418.
Osos Library. Cost: free. Contact: parent participation program for
Every TUE & THU at 1:30 pm: Divorce
525-1862. ONGOING RESOURCES & Child Support Workshops at SLO
ages 1-5 includes activities based
on music psychology and child
SAT APR 22 11:00 am-5:00 pm: SLO Every WED 10:00-11:00 am: Growing Court Support Services, 1120 Mill
development. Cost: $80 per mo.
COUNTY EARTH DAY FAIR at El With Baby Class at 1230 Marsh St, St, Ste A, San Luis Obispo and Paso
Contact: 543-0377.
Chorro Regional Park, State Hwy 1 San Luis Obispo. Andrea Herron, Robles Courthouse, 901 Park St, Paso
& Dairy Creek Rd, San Luis Obispo. a pediatric nurse practitioner and Robles. Help is provided to start or Every TUE & SAT (by appt only):
Bring the family to this 27th lactation consultant, answers your respond to a divorce case, or request Partners in Equestrian Therapy in
Annual event to share, inspire, questions about feeding, crying, and or modify child support, custody and/ Atascadero offers riding lessons
and activate sustainable solutions sleep for babies 0-10 months. Dads or visitation orders. An overview of for special needs children, adults,
within our community. Enjoy are always welcome! Call to reserve the legal process is followed by time and veterans. Volunteers needed.
food and beverages, meet new a spot. Contact: 543-6988. to prepare forms and ask questions. Contact: or 235-2787.
members of the community, listen Cost: free. Contact: 788-3418. 2nd FRI every month at 1:00 pm:
to live music, and celebrate Mother Every TUE 7:00-9:00 pm & SAT 2:00-
4:00 pm: Basic Safety Class at SLO 1st & 3rd SAT every month at 2:00 pm: Book Group at Cayucos Library, 310
Nature! Cost: free. Contact: 544- FAMILY MOVIE at Los Osos Library, B St. Join other readers to discuss
8529 or MakerSpace, 81 S Higuera St, Ste 160
& 180, San Luis Obispo. This course 2075 Palisades Ave. Enjoy popcorn whatever youre reading and to
THU APR 27-SUN JUN 11 (times gets you acquainted with the space and a G/PG movie. Call for title. Cost: discover, ponder, and share insights
vary): A CONNECTICUT YANKEE and equipment. All are required free. Contact: 528-1862. about what others are reading. Cost:
IN KING ARTHURS COURT at The to take this class before using any free. Contact: 995-3846.
2nd FRI every month at 3:00 pm:
Great American Melodrama, 1863 part of the facility. See website for PAWS TO READ at Los Osos Library, Every THU 6:30-9:30 pm: SLO Chess
Front St, Oceano. Hank Morgan specific dates and other classes. 2075 Palisades Ave. Come share your Club meets at Carls Jr on Santa Rosa
wakes up in the days of Camelot Cost: free for MakerSpace Members stories with adoring listener Carly. St, 1 block W of Foothill, across from
and King Arthur puts him in charge and SLO County Library Cardholders. Cost: free. Contact: 528-1862. Cal-Poly. All ages. Cost: free. Contact:
of industrializing the kingdom due Contact: 439-2727 or slomakerspace. 441-7210 or
to his knowledge of technology. Every WED 3:00-4:00 pm: PAWS
com. Every SAT 10:00 am-2:00 pm: SLO
Vaudeville Revue follows each TO READ at Los Osos Library, 2075
Every THU 10:00-11:00 am: La Leche Palisades Ave. Read to Berkeley, the
show. Cost: $20-27, discounts for Chess Club meets at the big board
League Mother Support Meetings dog who loves to listen to children.
groups, seniors, students, military, on Morro Bay Embarcadero at west
and kids. Contact: 489-2499 or in North Co, SLO, AG and SM. Cost: free. Contact: 528-1862. end of Morro Bay Blvd (down the Breastfeeding and parenting support stairs). Cost: free. Contact: 441-7210
3rd WED every month at 3:00 pm:
and information offered. Cost: free. or
THU APR 27 5:00-9:00 pm: Contact: 242-2294 or KIDS CRAFT at Los Osos Library 2075
TAKE BACK THE NIGHT March lllofslo. Palisades. School age children make Mankind Project mens support
at Mission Plaza, 989 Chorro n take a craft. Cost: free. Contact: group meetings: all issues welcome.
St, San Luis Obispo. Sponsored MON-THU 8:30-11:30 am: Walk-In 528-1862. Find purpose, mastery, healthy
autonomy, and your lifes mission and
Every SUN 12:00-4:00 pm: Family
purpose. Gain skills to change your
Funday at Bang the Drum Brewery,
life or to become a better husband or
950 Orcutt Rd, San Luis Obispo.
dad. Call ahead to confirm. 1st & 3rd
Enjoy the patio with your family.
TUE 6:00-9:00 pm in San Luis Obispo.
Bring the kids to play family-friendly
Contact: 459-7808. 1st & 3rd THU
games and drums! Cost: free. Food
6:30-9:30 pm in Cayucos. Contact:
and craft beer available for sale.
471-9342. 2nd & 4th THU 6:30-9:00
pm in Atascadero. Contact: 235-
or 242-8372.
2774. Cost: free. Contact:
Every FRI 6:00 am-4:00 pm: Early
1st & 3rd THU every month 7:00-
Bird Flea Market at Santa Maria
8:30 pm: Drop-in Dream Group at
Fairpark, 937 S Thornburg St. Browse
St. Benedicts Episcopal Church,
many vendors with antiques, fruits,
2220 Snowy Egret Ln, Los Osos. This
vegetables, new and used items, and
support group is to share dreams
more! Cost: free. Contact: 258-1765.
and the relationship between
Every THU at 10:15 am: Tiny Tunes dreams and spiritual path, using
Music & Movement at Music Motive, Jungian interpretive assumptions
3440 S Higuera St #130, SLO. This and language and Robert Johnsons

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Tax Time is Here . Call for your Appointment Local Resources
Contact: 544-2266 or 1st THU every month at 6:15 pm:
Commission on the Status of Women
Every TUE at 7:00 pm: Al-Anon Family
meets at Coast National Bank, 500
Support Group at Luis OASIS Senior
Marsh St, SLO. This official advisory
Center, 420 Soares Ave, Orcutt.
group to SLO County Board of
Contact: 937-9750.
Supervisors identifies issues of
3rd WED every month at 7:00 pm: concern to women that are not the
How to Survive Divorce seminar at focus of other advocacy or advisory
SLO Womens Community Center, organizations. Contact: 788-3406.
1124 Nipomo St #D, SLO. Tips and
Morro Bay Museum of Natural History
suggestions for handling family law
offers Adventures With Nature &
issues. Cost: $10. Contact: 544-9313
Mind Walks. Find the schedule at:
to register.
Serving throughout the Central Coast 4th TUE every month at 5:30 pm:
Legal Clinic for Self-Represented
Central Coast Commission for Senior
Citizens offers many free services:
Litigants at SLO County Courthouse
Senior Connection for connecting
Law Library, 1050 Monterey St,
book Inner Work. Cost: free. Contact: 2nd MON every month 6:30-8:00 pm: callers with local resources; one on
SLO, #125. One-on-one legal advice Caregiver Support Group at Cayucos one Medicare assistance, advice and
for persons filing divorces w/o an
referrals for long term care, and help
3rd WED of every month at 6:30 pm: Community Church, Ocean Ave & S attorney, and a document preparer
with billing and appeals; Vial of Life
Prepared & Natural Childbirth Classes 3rd St. Free support for caregivers to assist in completing court-required
kits with medical info for emergency
at Twin Cities Community Hospital, and family dealing with long-term forms. Cost: Min $40 donation.
responders; a Senior Resource
1220 Las Tablas Rd, Templeton. This illness, memory loss, dementia, and Contact: 544-9313.
Directory for SLO and SB counties,
six-series class addresses all matters Alzheimers. Contact: 458-7484. RISE offers: weekly drop-In support and more. Contact: 925-9554 or
of childbirth with a lecture, hands-on Every MON 10:00 am-2:00 pm: Remain groups for sexual assault survivors;
demos, and technique practice. Cost: Independent Despite Vision Loss at 24 hour crisis line; advocacy and
free. Contact: 434-4654. Santa Maria Terrace, 1405 E Main St. Hospice of SLO County provides
accompaniment; peer counseling;
free grief counseling, individual and
2nd THU of every month at 6:30 pm: New ways of doing daily tasks are counseling; prevention and
family support, counseling, crisis
Breastfeeding Basics at Twin Cities taught by the Braille Institute, such education, and empowerment and
intervention, and wellness education
Community Hospital, 1100 Las Tablas as home management, traveling, and self defense workshops. Contact:
to those with a life-limiting illness,
Rd, Templeton. Learn about practical using talking library books. Contact: 545-8888 or
their families, and the bereaved in
aspects of feeding your newborn 462-1225. Every SAT 11:00 am-3:00 pm: ADOPT SLO and Paso. Contact: 544-2266.
from a Lactation Consultant. Cost: 2nd & 4th MON every month at 6:30 A PET at Petco, 2051 Theater Dr,
free. Contact: 239-4443. pm: MOPS (Mothers of Preschoolers) Volunteer as a Good Neighbor! Make
in Paso Robles. Cats from NCHS
a difference in the life of an older or
SLO Special Education Local Plan meet at Pacific Christian Church, and dogs from Short n Sweet Dog
disabled adult. Training is monthly
Area (SELPA) and Community 3435 Santa Maria Way, Santa Maria. Rescue. Contact: 466-5403.
at Wilshire Community Services, 285
Advisory Committee (CAC) offer Childcare is provided. Contact: 934- Every MON 2:00-4:00 pm & WED South St, Ste J, SLO. Contact: 547-
parent orientation to special 3491 or 3:00-5:00 pm: Jacks Adaptive Toy 7025 x 17.
education programs in SLO County. Every TUE 3:00-6:00 pm & FRI 3:00- Lending Library-Jacks Helping Hand
Contact: 782-7301 or 5:30 pm: Teen Wellness Program at Volunteer at San Luis Obispo Museum
at Central Coast Gymnastics, 21
pro_dev.htm. Arroyo Grande EOC Health Services of Art! Stop by at 1010 Broad St
Zaca Lane, #100, San Luis Obispo.
(Mission Plaza) or email volunteer@
Twin Cities Community Hospital Clinic, 1152 E Grand Ave. Health Traditional and adaptive toys for for information about
Volunteers provide support to services, including reproductive children with all types of disabilities
multiple volunteer opportunities.
patients, doctors, and nurses, and health, in a safe environment to check out. In-home appts
seek volunteers to work in the to screen, assess, and provide available. Cost: free! Contact: 547- San Luis Obispo Senior Center offers
gift shop and Obstetrics Dept. AM intervention. Appts preferred. 1914 or health screening, legal services,
and PM 4 hour shifts are available. Contact: 489-4026. meals, exercise, bridge, and bingo
Every TUE 2:00-5:00 pm & FRI
Contact: 434-4524. 1st WED every month at 9:00 am: at 1445 Santa Rosa St. Contact: 781-
4:00-7:00 pm: Jacks Adaptive Toy
Every THU-FRI 12:00-5:00 pm & SAT Senior Health Screening at First 7306.
Lending Library - Jacks Helping Hand
11:00 am-5:00 pm: Exploration Station United Methodist Church, 275 N at Pats Place in Nipomo Recreation Central Coast Astronomical Society
Interactive Science Center welcomes Halcyon Rd, Arroyo Grande. Free and Community Rm, 671 W Tefft St, Ste 2, sponsors a Dark Sky Star Party every
families at 867 Ramona Ave, Grover low-cost services for ages 50 and Nipomo. Toys for kids with all types month at Santa Margarita Lake
Beach. Cost: $2-3. Contact: 473-1421 older: blood pressure, pulse, weight, of disabilities to check out. In-home KOA Campground at sunset. CCAS
or total cholesterol, screening for appts avail. Cost-free! Contact: 547- sponsors guest speakers and public
anemia, diabetes, and fecal blood, 1914 or education programs. Find weather
2nd THU of every month 6:00-7:00
nutritional counseling, and medical updates, and local resources at:
pm: Grief Support Group at Central Every FRI at 7:00 pm: Senior Ballroom
referrals. Contact: 481-2692 or 788-
Coast Hospice, 253 Granada Dr, Ste Dancing at Madonna Inn. Look left
D, San Luis Obispo. Free group for of the bandstand for sign: Senior San Luis Coastal Adult Schools
anyone suffering the loss of a loved 1st WED every month at 12:00 Dancers. Dance, chat and listen to Parent Participation Program offers
one who is in need of support. pm: Disabled American Veterans good music. No fees; no dues; just Core Parenting and Enrichment
Contact: 540-6020. luncheon at Veterans Memorial fun! Contact: 489-5481 or dg17@ classes at centers in San Luis
2nd SAT of every month FEB-NOVat Bldg, 313 W Tunnell St, Santa Maria. Obispo, Morro Bay, and Los
9:00 am: Santa Maria Recreation Contact: 345-0402. Literacy Council for San Luis Obispo
Osos. Parent and child activity
and Parks Dept offers free docent- Every WED 5:30-7:00 pm: Widowed classes, individual peer support,
County has an ongoing and urgent
led nature walks in Los Flores Ranch, Support Group at New Life Church, and education for parents. Cost:
need for volunteer tutors and offers
6271 Dominion Rd, Santa Maria. Cost: 990 James Way, Rm 14, Pismo Beach. $76 / 10 weeks. Contact: 549-1222 or
free training in SLO. Contact: 541-
free. Contact: 925-0951. Offered by Hospice of SLO Co.
4219 or

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Local Resources
Mon-Thu with homeschool Fridays. mentor teacher, and eligibilty for

Alternative Education
Carpooling encouraged. Contact: sports, clubs, and activities. Students
434.2217 or may qualify to enroll in community
college as well as secondary classes.
SLO Classical Academy. Private Contact: 937-2051 x 2761 or x 2762.
school. Part time or full time

on the
classical education in SLO. Part time Templeton Independent Study
options are Tuesday/ Thursday or High School. WASC accredited.
Monday/ Wednesday with a Friday Weekly meeting with teacher.

Central Coast
enrichment day. Contact: 548-8700 Opportunity for early graduation
or and concurrent Cuesta College
Wishing Well School in Los Osos enrollment. In Templeton and SLO
offers pre-school, mixed age at Los Ranchos Elementary School.
kindergarden, and 1st-3rd grades. Contact 434-5833 or tae.tusd.
The approach (educating the whole
child: head, heart, and hands) is Trivium Charter Schools in Lompoc,
based on Rudolf Steiners Waldorf Santa Maria, and Arroyo Grande
model. Contact: 235-4401. offer a hybrid program of classical
Central Coast families are fortunate to have a wide variety of quality Childrens House Montessori project-based classes 2 days per
School in Atascadero strives to help week and homeschool 3 days
choices for their childrens education. Following are some options for each child reach his/her greatest per week. Contact: 489-7474 or
those seeking secular alternative education in our region. potential, by embracing learning
For more information on private, independent and religious schools, and appreciating and respecting
the world. Contact: 466-5068 or West Mall Alternative School.
go to: Independent Study Home School
in Atascadero. Contact: 462-4238
Parent Participation. San Luis Coastal grades K-8. Contact: 938-8934 or Montessori Childrens School in San or
Adult School offers core classes Luis Obispo seeks to inspire a passion Alternative.
to enhance parenting skills, meet for excellence, to nurture curiosity,
other families, and allow children Summit Academy charter school creativity and imagination, and to Paso Robles Joint Unified School
to play with peers. Also enrichment serves K-12 grades, and provides awaken the human spirit of every District Home School & Independent
classes such as Spanish, Cooking, personalized home-based learning child. Ages 3-12. Contact: 544-6691 Study Program serves K-8th grade.
that fosters investigation, skill or Students and parents work one-on-
and Gardening, and a Cooperative one with teachers, receive lesson
Preschool at CL Smith. Contact: 549- development and creativity, and Central Coast Montessori School in plans, textbooks, and teachers
1222 or lifelong curiosity. Contact: (818) 450- Morro Bay offers a rich, individualized editions for all subjects. Classes,
9810 or academic environment to promote enrichment activities, and field trips
Charter Schools independence and optimum scholastic are also offered. Contact: 769-1675.
Nature Based Schools
CAVA California Virtual Academies achievement. Contact: 772-9317 or
and K give kids the chance to SLOWanders. Offering nature-based Homeschool Organizations
learn at their own pace. Online education in SLO County. Programs Heritage Montessori Preschool
schooling is aligned with California include wilderness living skills, California Homeschool Network is
in San Luis Obispo provides an
state standards. Teacher support as naturalist studies, wildlife tracking, enriching and loving environment in a statewide grassroots organization
needed, meetings and work samples awareness skills, and rites-of-passage a beautiful country setting. Waldorf to protect the right of parents to
required quarterly. Contact: (866) customized for after-school, home- and Montessori based for ages 2.5-5 educate their children. Their website
339-6790,, or school, and personal one-on-one years. Contact: 235-5589. provides information about current
mentoring. Weekend workshops state and federal laws, and how to
Family Partnership. A tuition-free Academics and More is a Homeschool get started. Contact: (800) 327-5339
for adults. Contact: 215-0595 or
K-12 independent study public school Helper class for 7th-8th grade at or
serving Santa Barbara, San Luis Ludwick Community Center in SLO.
Obispo, and Ventura counties. Home Outside Now. Summer, after-school, Offered in partnership with City of Homeschoolers of the Central
study charter schools in San Luis and private nature-based education SLO, this class includes a convenient Coast. An inclusive Yahoo! group
Obispo (1981 Vicente Dr), Morro Bay, in SLO County. Contact: 541-9900 or cost-effective way for students to meeting on a regular basis for
Solvang, Santa Maria, and Cambria. gain access to a tutor, community interaction and field trips: groups.
Meet with teachers weekly and turn involvement, assistance with their
in work samples. Contact: 348-3333 Coyote Road Regional School. school work, time management and the_Central_Coast.
or Natural Science and Outdoor organization skills, and more. Contact:
Education. Contact: 466-4550 or Santa Maria Inclusive Learners.
Olive Grove. Independent study A Yahoo! group offering free
home school with sites in San Luis Public Schools homeschool enrichment and
Obispo (165 Grand Ave), Santa Independent Schools support:
Maria, Lompoc, Los Olivos, and Cambria Montessori Learning Center. santa_maria_inclusive_learners.
Santa Barbara. Meet with teacher Clarity Steiner School in Nipomo. Tuition-free public school in Morro
weekly and turn in work samples. Waldorf education for first and Bay for grades K-6th through the Templeton Unified School District
Enrichment classes also offered. second graders. Class meets four Family Partnership Charter School. K-8 Home Schooling program.
Contact: 543-2701 or sbceoportal. days per week. Contact: 929-6878. Contact: 927-2337, 541-2412 or Contact: 434-5840 or
Santa Lucia School on 5 acres in
Orcutt Academy Independent Study. Templeton. Peace education for Santa Maria Joint Union Home School.
Affiliated with Orcutt Academy over 25 years. Integrated curriculum Accredited high school program at
Note: This feature is published as space
Charter School at 500 Dyer St, this founded on life experiences, in- Santa Maria Public Library. Interactive allows and is a work in progress. Please
free program offers home study and depth study, and active immersion in student-parent-teacher partnerships submit updates, corrections, or additional
blended classroom/home study for the arts for grades 1-8. Attendance provide educational resources, a resources to:

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