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Central Coast July 2017


Child Development .......... 2

Library Voice ...................... 4

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

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

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

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

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

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

Alt Education ...................... 22

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Child Development
Fostering Independence in

Teaching Young Children

The idea of independence in

Independence toddlers may seem oxymoronic.

How can a child so young be
independent? In fact, many
parents often bemoan the rapid
growth of their young child:
If only she could stay a baby
forever. There is no way around it
babies soon become toddlers.
And knowing how to nurture
happy, independent toddlers NO!
makes life easier for all involved!
A friend of mine said to her
I can do it myself toddler, Lets go to the park to
Have you heard this? Then you play. She was surprised when her
Exploring US Independence finally declared a legal US holiday. must know a toddler. Toddlerhood daughter gave her an emphatic,
is the time of learning new skills No! She wondered why her
Independence Day in the United Today, this national holiday is a
independently. A toddler is easily daughter suddenly did not want
States celebrates the adoption of day of picnics, parades, speeches,
frustrated by both lack of skill to go to the park. It was not that
the Declaration of Independence and fireworks.
and by adult interference. To help her little one did not want to go;
by the Continental Congress on This is also a good time to think
foster these skills and minimize it was that she was not given a
July 4, 1776 in Philadelphia. On about nurturing independence in
interference, try the following: choice. Toddlers, like adults, need
that day, the Declaration was read our children, which is crucial to
to feel like they have some control
aloud, bells were rung, and bands their development and pursuit of 1. Allow extra time for self-care
in their lives.
performed music. In 1941, it was happiness. tasks (dressing, putting on
shoes, brushing teeth, etc.). 1. Refrain from asking the toddler
yes/no questions. For example,
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Child Development
toddler would like to wear, ask, jello. A blueberry or raspberry flan
Would you like to wear the would also be an appropriate dish
dinosaur or fire-truck T-shirt for independence day. Kids will
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Allowing simple, age appropriate
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toddlers lack of verbal skills can What is independence? What can
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US. Explore the idea of citizenship
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squares, also known as finger to become citizens of their new along the way. Declaration of Independence
by Russell Freedman
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Library Voice
Check It Out:
July Happenings
by Rebecca Juretic Grooming All 10 Years
The Summer Reading Program science shows, animal shows, Dog Breeds Experience
continues full-steam with free and craft workshops. Theres
entertainment and workshops at something for every age group
library branches throughout the and interest. Open Tuesday - Saturday
county. Here is a selection of events
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Remember that July 29th is the Magic Show with Chris Lopez
last day to turn in your completed TUE JUN 27 at 2:00 pm, All ages
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pass to San Luis Obispo Swim
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SAT JUL 15 at 2:00 pm, ages 10-
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Library Voice
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LOS OSOS LIBRARY Puppet Show with
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Fun & Games Jacks Jokes
Where was the Declaration of Independence signed? At the bottom.
What did one elevator say to the other? Im coming down with something!
Whats round and bad-tempered? A vicious circle.
Dog Days What do you get when you cross a stream and a brook? Wet feet.

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In 1849, J. Ross Browne traveled Brownes top speed was a slow
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from San Francisco to San Luis trot on his mule and he rode all
Obispo to establish post office night and into the next day. The
sites for California in its statehood land was lonesome and desolate,
infancy. I last left you with Mr. but his thoughts continued to go pistol at Jack and shot. He didnt The assemblage consisted of
Browne sitting at a campsite with back to the bad guys and how hit the desperado in the chest, native Californians, Sonoranians,
three desperados, beginning he narrowly escaped death. All but he did shoot him in the wrist. Americans, Frenchmen, Germans,
to realize that his hours were of these thoughts made Browne and half-breed Indians. There
forget about how hungry and With both bad guys wounded,
numbered. He would surely were many pretty seoritas.
thirsty he was and how desperate Browne went back into the dark
be killed by road agents Griff, Among the women was one in
he was to reach San Miguel and home to take cover. As he tried
Jack, and most dangerous of all, particular who was dangerously
the mission where he might find to rest and listen for the bad guys,
the Colonel, sitting around the beautiful with large dark-eyes.
safety. Still about 5 miles from Browne felt something on the
campfire with Browne. Then The other women shunned and
San Miguel, Browne suddenly floor and realized it was a body.
Griff quietly told him not to try to feared her, and the men seemed
heard the thunder of hooves and As the sun rose, Browne was
escape, and offered to assist with to worship her. She seemed to
he knew it was the Colonel in horrified to discover that the small
his getaway in the dark of night. have an effect over the men,
pursuit. In the distance, Browne home was filled with dead bodies.
arousing the fiercest passion for
As the moon rose in the evening saw a small adobe home and he There were two adults and two
love, jealousy, and hatred.
sky, Griff signaled Browne to headed for it. The mule became children and the condition of the
follow him into the bush. Griff terrified, and ran away once again. bodies was too ghastly to relate As the party started, much to
quickly gave Browne his saddle, This time, Browne had been smart in this article. With morning light, Brownes astonishment, Griff
mule, and other belongings and enough to keep his government Browne left the house and turned appeared. The Colonel had lied
told him to get to San Miguel as toward San Miguel. to him about murdering Griff,
papers and pistol on his person
fast as he could, where he would but Browne kept silent. Griff was
instead of on the mule, which was By the end of the day, Browne drunk and asked the dark-eyed
probably be safe. Browne asked now nowhere to be found. came upon the ruins of the old San senorita to dance, but he was
if Griff would come with him and
Miguel mission. Browne offered a denied. Browne could tell that
escape the other two men while As soon as Browne made it into watch to a vaquero if he could go they had a past relationship. As
the time was right. Griff said, the home, the desperados were in out and find his mule. The cowboy Griff continued to drink, a fight
No, sir, I cannot turn traitor. front on their horses. Blast the soon returned with Brownes soon broke out between Griff and
It is no use--I am gone beyond fellow! What did he come here mule with everything still intact a young Mexican cowboy over
redemption. Their fate must be for? Browne recognized the that he had strapped to the mule. the dangerous woman. Griff had
mine. God pity me! All I ask of voice of the Colonel. You may Browne pulled the watch from his a knife and grabbed the woman
you is not to judge me harshly. as well come out at once. There pocket to give to the vaquero, but and told her to dance with him
Good-bye. Browne said good- is no one here to stand by you, as the cowboy declined the reward or she would die. Suddenly, the
bye and was off in the night in there was last night. Your friend saying, No, seor, I am a Spanish young Mexican cowboy grabbed
the direction of San Miguel. His is keeping camp with a bullet gentleman. Browne mounted the knife Griff was holding and
thoughts were with the man who through his head and a gash in up his mule and continued on his plunged it into his heart. Griff fell
saved his life and what his fate his throat. As Browne cowered dangerous journey. to the ground mortally wounded,
would be. inside the adobe in total terror,
he suddenly realized that one of Brownes next destination was with the woman by his side
the bad guys was trying to come Santa Margarita. He soon entered professing her love for him as he
in through the small window. into the valley of Santa Margarita took his last breath.
Browne aimed his pistol and shot and found it to be one of the Wow! I bet you didnt expect that
in the direction of the figure. most beautiful places he had ever to happen What a wild and
Hold on, Jack. The infernal fool visited. After a few more days, exciting story. Thank goodness,
has shot me through the shoulder Browne was safely lodged with the journey to San Francisco is
and Im bleeding badly. Browne some American friends thinking much less dangerous nowadays.
quickly decided to make a bold that his journey was finally
move. He threw the front door complete. After arriving in San
open and made a break to get Luis Obispo, Browne was invited Guy Crabb retired after teaching for over
32 years, most recently at Charles E. Teach
away while Jack was dragging the to a fandango given by the native Elementary School in San Luis Obispo. He was
Colonel to the side of the house. Californians. Everyone within selected as San Luis Coastal Unified School
District Teacher of the Year for 2006-2007.
As Browne ran out, he aimed his twenty miles came to the party. Reach him at

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most etymologists disagree. meaning foolish trifling, appeared
Though no one is really certain, in English in 1812. It came from
the word shenanigans appears to the 1640s noun tom-fool, which
have come from a Spanish word, meant a buffoon or clown.
charranada, which means trick or
Since the 1580s, English speakers
CS Perryess
deceit. A small dissenting group of
etymologists suggest shenanigans have been using the word frolic,
originally meaning making merry.
may have come from a German
word, schenigelei, which refers to The verb frolic came from an
older adjective meaning joyous
about words
the peddlers craft. And an even
smaller group of much-maligned or full of mirth, also spelled frolic.
etymologists suggest the word This earlier meaning comes from
may have come from the Irish a Proto-Indo-European word
CHILL, DUDE! preparation or a rags-to-riches life, word for fox, sionnach. meaning to hop.
start from scratch came from the
Over the course of the years, world of sport. In a race, a starting Knavery is another word referring Also in the 1580s, the noun
theres been a lot of chilling going line was scratched into the soil. A to a rogues deeds or actions. horseplay was born, meaning
on. competitor starting the race with This noun appeared in the 1580s overly rough play. The term
no handicap started on that line, and was based on the much doesnt actually refer to equine
The word chill came from the Old creatures, but refers instead to
English word ciele, which meant from scratch. older word knave. Knaves root,
cnafa, came from Old English and a secondary meaning of horse,
cold, coolness, frost, or to freeze. The Proto-Indo-European word originally was used to describe a strong or coarse. Horseplay gave
Cieles source was the Proto-Indo- root gerbh- is another part of our boy or male servant. But by 1200, birth to a related term in 1793,
European root gel-, which gave language relating to scratching. horsing (to play excessive jokes
birth to heaps of modern English knave/cnafa picked up a negative
on). And in 1928, it gave rise to the
words. Back in the day, gerbh- was connotation and referred to a phrase horsing around (to join in
employed when people wrote or rogue or rascal. The word knavery boisterous play).
Given what some liquids do when drew by scratching on clay tablets. was born of that connotation.
they cool down, its not much Eventually, this gave birth to the Hanky-panky is an 1841 word that In the 1590s, the verb caper
of a stretch to see how a word Greek word graphein, to write. originally meant trickery. Though was born. It originally meant to
meaning to freeze could be the We see graphein today in tons it is not quite nailed down, its playfully leap or jump. By 1600,
parent of gel, gelatin and Jello. of words: graph, photograph, likely that hanky-panky evolved one could cut capers, or dance in
Gelatin, meaning a clear, jelly-like biography, graffiti, and so on. from hoky-poky, which evolved a frolicsome manner. Caper later
substance, appeared in 1713 after After a century or three, we from hocus-pocus. Around 1939, came to mean prank in 1840 and
spending a couple of centuries graduated from scratching things hanky-panky picked up the to mean crime in 1926. It appears
in France as glatine. Gel, an into clay, and we wrote or drew meaning sexual dalliance. that caper came to English from
abbreviated form of gelatin, using the graphite in pencils. the Italian word capriolare, to
showed up in English in 1899, Knavery, shenanigans and hanky- jump in the air.
meaning a semi-solid substance. Artful scratching (originally panky can also be referred to with
Jellys parent-word also spent performed on those same clay the somewhat less-loaded word Another way to say prank or caper
some time in France (as gelee) tablets) gave us the word carve. antics, which came to English is the American-born noun, dido.
before moving across the channel It generally appears in the idiom
to, well, jell into the word we Gerbh- was also applied to in 1520 and originally meant to cut didoes.
know. And in 1900, the Genesee the walking motion of some grotesque or comical gesture. Its
Pure Food Company started crustaceans, giving us crawdad, root is the word antico, which In 1709, the verb romp, meaning
selling a product called Jello. crab, and crayfish. Their method originally referred to ancient, to play, sport, or frolic appeared.
of locomotion, to claw ones way, unearthed Roman murals which By 1734, romp was also used as a
A Latin step-child of gel- also became the word crawl. And the were seen to be strange and noun, meaning piece of lively play.
made its way to England (through word scrawl, to write untidily, bizarre. This word that has since In 1909, romp transformed to a
France) in 1650 as glacial. And by may have also come from the idea morphed to mean antique. word meaning small childrens
1744, the noun glacier was born. of scratching provided by gerbh-. The 1809 verb skylark means to overalls rompers. Those readers
of a particular age will recall
And what happened to gel- on Even telegram, monogram and frolic or play. The word skylarking the childrens TV show, Romper
its way through German and Old hologram can be traced back was originally used to refer to the Room, which first aired in 1953.
English? It became both cool and to the root gerbh-. And we have antics of exuberant sailors playing
cold. the word grammar because folks in the rigging. Thanks to sources: Etymonline, Wordnik, Collins
created rules and had to scratch And the idiom monkey business Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, and the OED.
Because water expands upon them out in writing. Even more was born in 1883 to refer to
freezing, gel- is the parent-word unlikely, the word glamour comes questionable
for gelb-, to swell. And because a shenanigans.
from this root, because magical Monkey business may reflect
cow swells prior to giving birth, spells needed to be written out.. the word monkeys history, as
gelb- is the parent-word of calf.
If you, like me, consider yourself SHENANIGANS monkey came through Old French
a junior etymologist, heres from the Arabic word maimun.
some 180-degree irony. The term We English speakers have lots of Maimun meant both monkey and
glacier claving (the breaking of ice ways to suggest someone is up to auspicious, as the sighting of an
chunks from the edge of a glacier) no good. ape was perceived to be unlucky
came from the above word-child A nefarious (or fun-loving) almost as unlucky as being the
meaning to swell. individual might engage in victim of monkey business.
START FROM SCRATCH shenanigans. This word first TOMFOOLERY
appeared in 1855 in California. My CS Perryess writes for teens, narrates audio
The idiom start from scratch first intuition tells me that shenanigans The following words chronicle books, and ponders the wonder of words in a
foggy little town on Californias central coast.
appeared in 1918. Though we use is likely a slur against the Irish shenanigans of a kinder and Find more at,
the idiom today to refer to food (like so many other words), but goofier nature. Tomfoolery, or reach him at

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July 2017 Free Ongoing Events
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
3:00-6:00pm Grover Bch Ramona Pk LIBRARY STORYTIME: 10:10 SLO 12:30-4:30pm Santa Maria Town Ctr 2:30-5:00pm Spencers Morro Bay 10:00am-12:30pm Cayucos Vets Hall 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 4:00-8:00pm Avila Beach Promenade 9:00am-1:00pm Shell Bch Dinosaur Caves
Birthstone: Ruby 3:30-4:15pm AG
5:00-8:00pm Pismo, Main St & Dolliver LIBRARY STORYTIME: 10:00 MB,
10:30 AG, 11:00 NI
10:10 SLO, 10:15 CAM,10:30 AT, 10:30
AG,10:30 LO, 11:00 CAY, 11:30 SMG
LIBRARY STORYTIME: 10:30 LO 12:00-2:30pm AG Village Gazebo
2:30-6:00pm Morro Bay 800 Main St
Anti-Boredom Month 1st SAT 12:30am IOOF Hall SLO
National Blueberry Month international joke
National Hot Dog Month Flower: Larkspur day(see pg 8)
National Ice Cream Month
National Picnic Month
National Parks Month
National Recreation 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
3:00-6:00pm Grover Bch Ramona Pk LIBRARY STORYTIME: 10:10 SLO 12:30-4:30pm Santa Maria Town Ctr 2:30-5:00pm Spencers Morro Bay 10:00am-12:30pm Cayucos Vets Hall 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 4:00-8:00pm Avila Beach Promenade 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 LIBRARY STORYTIME: 10:30 LO 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
dog days begin LIBRARY STORYTIME: 11:00 AG
1ST ZEPPELIN (1900) (ending on August 11)
independence day macaroni day
liberty bell
(at J. Marshalls funeral 1835)

national Fried
chicken 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
3:00-6:00pm Grover Bch Ramona Pk LIBRARY STORYTIME: 10:10 SLO 12:30-4:30pm Santa Maria Town Ctr 2:30-5:00pm Spencers Morro Bay 10:00am-12:30pm Cayucos Vets Hall 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 4:00-8:00pm Avila Beach Promenade 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 LIBRARY STORYTIME: 10:30 LO 12:00-2:30pm AG Village Gazebo
national sugar 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
cookie day cheer up LIBRARY STORYTIME: 11:00 AG
the lonely day
cow appreciation national french
day fries day first boeing 707
flew (in 1954)
barn day

teddy bears
picnic day Pick blueberries
Paper bag day 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
3:00-6:00pm Grover Bch Ramona Pk LIBRARY STORYTIME: 10:10 SLO 12:30-4:30pm Santa Maria Town Ctr 2:30-5:00pm Spencers Morro Bay 10:00am-12:30pm Cayucos Vets Hall 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 4:00-8:00pm Avila Beach Promenade 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 LIBRARY STORYTIME: 10:30 LO 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

apollo 11 lifts off world moon day

(Astronauts land 1969) National summer
(to the moon in 1969) listening day leisure day
ice cream soda day

chess day

disneyland opens stick your national junk

(in 1955) tongue out day food 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
3:00-6:00pm Grover Bch Ramona Pk LIBRARY STORYTIME: 10:10 SLO 12:30-4:30pm Santa Maria Town Ctr 2:30-5:00pm Spencers Morro Bay 10:00am-12:30pm Cayucos Vets Hall 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
amelia DOC BURNSTEINS READING LAB 5:00-8:00pm Pismo, Main St & Dolliver 4:00-8:00pm Avila Beach Promenade 9:00am-1:00pm Shell Bch Dinosaur Caves
3:30-4:15pm AG LIBRARY STORYTIME: 10:00 MB,
NEW MOON earhart day LIBRARY STORYTIME: 10:30 AT, 10:10 SLO, 10:15 CAM,10:30 AT, 10:30 LIBRARY STORYTIME: 10:30 LO 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
Thread the
PARENTS DAY needle day beatrix potters
(Celebration of Needle Crafts) birthday (Born in 1866)
11:30-2:30pm Nipomo: Monarch Club 2-4:30pm Los Osos: 2nd & Santa Maria
3:00-6:00pm Grover Bch Ramona Pk

1st US Patent
FATHER IN LAW issued aunt & uncle day
DAY (in 1790)

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Family Events FREE Public Fireworks
July 4th at Dusk (~ 9:00 pm)
SUN JUN 4-SUN SEP 24 3:00-6:00 THE KARAOKE KID at The Great to Charles Paddock Zoo, and a kids
pm: SIZZLIN SUNDAY SUMMER American Melodrama, 1863 Front movie at Galaxy Theatre. Cost: free. Pismo Beach - at the pier
CONCERTS at Ramona Garden Park St, Oceano. Daniel doesnt fit in and Contact:
Center, 993 Ramona Avenue, Grover is bullied by other kids after moving Cayucos - at the pier
Beach. Head over for live music and to Pismo Beach from the East Coast, TUE JUL 4 8:00-11:00 am: 4TH
farmers market. Bring a blanket or until an old master teaches him to OF JULY PANCAKE BREAKFAST Cambria - Shamel Park
lawn chair to kick back on the grass, fight back with karaoke. Vaudeville fundraiser at Avila Beach Community
dance, or just listen. Shop for crafts, Revue follows each show. Food and Center, 191 San Miguel St. Followed Santa Maria - Pioneer Valley HS
fresh fruit, vegetables, flowers, and drinks available at in-house pub.Cost: by Doggie Parade. Funds benefit the
Solvang - Mission Santa Ines
plants, and canned jams and salsa. $16-27. Contact: americanmelodrama. Community Center. Cost: $5, $2.50
Cost: free. Contact: seecalifornia. com or 489-5539. for 6 and under. Contact: 627-1997. Lompoc - Lompoc High School
com or 473-4580.
FRI JUN 16-SUN JUL 9 (times vary): TUE JUL 4 9:00 am-1:00 pm: FOURTH
Questions about fire safety?
WED JUN 7-WED AUG 16 6:30-8:30 OLIVER! at the San Luis Obispo OF JULY CELEBRATION at Santa
pm: TEMPLETON WEDNESDAY Repertory Theatre, 888 Morro St. Margarita Park, 9509 CA 58. Decorate
CONCERTS IN THE PARK at This Tony Award-winning musical your bikes and wagons in red, white, CAL FIRE/SLO: 543-4244
Templeton Park. Templetons takes place in Victorian England. and blue and join the parade down
most popular event is back for the Based Charles Dickens novel H St. Then enjoy live music, games,
summer, with concerts every WED. Oliver Twist. Cost: $15-35. Contact: contests, an arts and crafts faire, and
Cost: free. Contact: templetoncsd. or 786-2440. more. Cost: free. Contact: 438-5011. at San Miguel St. Check in at the
org or 434-4900. Community Center at 191 San Miguel
THU JUN 22-SAT JUL 29 (times vary): TUE JUL 4 10:00 am-9:30 pm: St. Pre-registration is free, but all
FRI JUN 9-FRI SEP 8 5:00-8:00 pm: RIVET: Exhibition Of Women In The FOURTH OF JULY at Tidelands Park, dogs must be registered. Contact:
CONCERTS IN THE PLAZA at Mission Trades at Harold J. Miossi Gallery, South End of the Embarcadero, or 627-1997.
Plaza, 989 Chorro St, SLO. With the Hwy 1, SLO. Featuring works of Morro Bay. Enjoy family fun with
finest of local musicians, this event international tradeswomen including live music, food, a bike parade, and TUE JUL 4 12:00-12:45 pm: 4TH OF
runs every FRI. Cost: free. Contact: welders, electricians, blacksmiths, kids carnival! Cost: free. Contact: JULY BOAT PARADE at Avila Beach or 541-0286. ironworkers, firefighters, and or 772-4467. Pier. This 7th annual parade is
carpenters. Cost: free. Contact: 546- sponsored by San Luis Yacht Club
SUN JUN 11-SUN SEP 10 at 1:00 pm: 3202. TUE JUL 4 10:00 am-9:30 pm: PISMO and features decorated sail and
VILLAGE SUMMER CONCERT SERIES BEACH FIREWORKS at Pismo Pier. powerboats, led by Port San Luis
at Heritage Square Park, Arroyo TUE JUN 27 at 4:00 pm: SUMMER Celebrate with music, food, and a Harbor Patrol fire boat with a water
Grande. Enjoy outdoor summer ADVENTURE MOVIE at Los Osos grand fireworks display from the cannon, patriotic music, and a loud
concerts every SUN with food, drink, Library, 2075 Palisades. Rated PG. Pier. Cost: free. Contact: 443-7778. miniature cannon at the end of the
and ice cream available. Bring picnic Call for title. Free popcorn. Cost: pier. Cost: free. Contact:
baskets, lawn chairs or blankets, and free. Contact: 525-1862. TUE JUL 4 11:00 am-3:00 pm: OLD
enjoy live music and raffles. Cost: FASHIONED FOURTH OF JULY at TUE JUL 4 12:00-2:00 pm: JIM TEFFT
free. Contact: arroyograndevillage. SAT JUL 1 & SUN JUL 2 10:00 am-5:00 Mitchell Park, 1400 Osos St, SLO. MEMORIAL PARADE at Tefft & Wilson
org or 473-2250. pm: ART IN THE PARK at Morro Bay Family festivities include free carnival Sts, Nipomo. Sponsored by VFW.
City Park, Morro Bay Blvd. Celebrate games, sweet treats, a fundraiser Community BBQ at Adobe Shopping
THU JUN 15-SUN JUL 2 at 8:00 pm: independence with local art. Cost: BBQ, and bandstand music all day. Plaza follows the parade. Cost: free.
BEAUTY AND THE BEAST at the free. Contact: morrobayartinthepark. Cost: free. Contact: 781-7300. Contact: 868-7951.
Solvang Festival Theater, 420 2nd St. com or 772-2504.
The classic Disney musical set to the TUE JUL 4 11:00 am-9:00 pm: TUE JUL 4 1:00-3:00 pm: 4TH OF
stage. Cost: $23-35. Contact: pcpa. SAT JUL 1 at 1:00 pm: SLO COUNTY CAMBRIA PICNIC & FIREWORKS at JULY at Arroyo Grande Village, Short
org or 922-8313. OUTLAWS: DESPERADOS, Shamel Park, 5455 Windsor Blvd. & Branch Sts. Enjoy live music and a
VIGILANTES, AND BOOTLEGGERS at Enjoy fun family events, music, and good old-fashioned family day. Cost:
THU JUN 15-SAT SEP 16 (times vary): San Luis Obispo Railroad Museum, barbecue all day with a spectacular free. Contact: 473-2250.
1940 Santa Barbara St. Join Jim fireworks display at dusk. Cost: free.
Gregory a talk on his new book and Contact: 927-9426. TUE JUL 4 4:00-8:00 pm: 4TH OF JULY
learn how wild the west was in SLO BLUEGRASS FREEDOM FESTIVAL at
County. Cost: $3. Contact: slorrm. TUE JUL 4 11:00 am-9:00 pm: SAND Atascadero Lake Park, 9100 Morro
com or 548-1894. SCULPTURE CONTEST & FIREWORKS Rd. Enjoy live music, boating, bounce
in Cayucos, near the Pier. Enjoy houses, and games! Food, beer and
SUN JUL 2 10:00 am-4:00 pm: ART the contest for kids, novices, and wine available. Cost: free, BBQ $6-
IN THE PARK at Dinosaur Caves pros. There will also be a parade 12. Contact: atascaderofourthofjuly.
Park, 2701 Price St, Pismo Beach. down Ocean Ave, a BBQ, bingo, com or 466-4086.
Local artists display work, including and fireworks. Cost: free. Contact:
paintings, sculpture, pottery, glass, or 995-1200. TUE JUL 4 5:30-9:00 pm: SANTA
textiles, jewelry, and furniture. Also MARIA FIREWORKS at Santa Maria
enjoy live music and food. Cost: free. TUE JUL 4 11:00 am-10:00 pm: 4TH Fairpark, 937 S Thornburg. Enjoy a
Contact: artintheparkshellbeach. OF JULY at Downtown City Park, concert at 5:30 pm and the annual
com or 704-7083. 12th & Spring St, Paso Robles. Enjoy fireworks display at dusk.Cost:free.
the Childrens Parade, games, music, Contact:
TUE JUL 4 at 7:00 am: FOURTH OF food, and fireworks. Cost: free.
JULY CELEBRATION at Atascadero Contact: TUE JUL 4 7:00-10:00 pm: FIREWORKS
Lake Park, 9305 Pismo Ave, or 238-4103. SHOW at Sierra Vista Park, 809
Atascadero. Enjoy bike rides, Panther Dr, Santa Maria. Celebrate
races, horseshoe-pitching contest, TUE JUL 4 at 11:30 am: AVILA BEACH with a free concert and spectacular
an antique carousel, food, kids DOGGIE PARADE. The parade begins fireworks show. Cost: free. Contact:
activities, live music, free admission at the tile wave on the Promenade

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and warm clothing. Wine, water, and Center Morro Bay, 835 Main
food available. Cost: $12-20. Contact: St. Transform six coasters, five magnets and four ornaments into
gorgeous masterpieces using several
SAT JUL 15 5:30-8:30 pm: ICE CREAM techniques! Make it a fun outing in
ZOOFARI at Charles Paddock Zoo, beautiful Morro Bay by inviting your
9100 Morro Rd, Atascadero. Enjoy friends and family. Preregistration
ice cream alongside the animals and required. Cost: $45. Contact:
cool down on a summer evening! or 286-5993.
Entry includes all-you-can-eat Doc
Burnsteins sundaes, root beer TUE JUL 25 at 4:00 pm: SPECIAL
floats, sugar-free treats, and more. SUMMERTIME MOVIES at Los Osos
Cost: $8-12, kids <2 free. Contact: Library, 2075 Palisades Ave. Los or 461-5080. Osos Library will have a series of
extra movie screenings over summer
SUN JUL 16 10:00 am-12:00 pm: MAKE break. Summer adventure movies
A SUCCULENT WREATH at Art Center will be shown on the 4th TUE of
Morro Bay, 835 Main St. Learn how summer months (JUL 25 and AUG 22).
easy it is to create with succulents and Call for titles, rated PG-13. Popcorn
take home a lush, beautiful wreath. sponsored by Friends of Los Osos
Everything provided to complete the Library. Cost: free. Contact: 525-1862.
wreath, including a huge variety of
succulents. Preregistration required. THU JUL 27 7:30-10:30 am: FREE
Cost: $70. Contact: creativemetime. PANCAKE BREAKFAST at Downtown
com or 286-5993. City Park, 11th and Spring Sts, Paso
Robles. In partnership with CA
TUE JUL 18 7:00-9:00 pm: SUMMER Mid-State Fair, enjoy pancakes,
CAMPFIRE at Dana Adobe, 671 S eggs, sausage, orange juice, and
Oakglen Ave, Nipomo. Summer coffee. Cost: free with ticket from
is here and what better way to participating downtown merchants.
celebrate than with a campfire! Enjoy Contact:
Smores, listen to animal stories, or 238-4103.
and enjoy the beautiful Nipomo
summer night. Cost: free. Contact:
SAT JUL 29 at 8:30 pm: STRIDE WITH or 929-5679.
THE TIDE 5K at Pismo Beach Pier, 101
WED JUL 19 at 12:00 pm: Pomeroy Ave. Register onsite 7:15-
TUE JUL 4 8:00-11:00 am: PANCAKE your project (flip-flop stepping MENDELSSOHN PIANO TRIO NO. 2 8:15am. Shirts for first 120 racers,
BREAKFAST at the Avila Beach stones, a wine glass, a heart, a frame, at Community Church of Atascadero, upon request. Course starts and
Community Center, 191 San Miguel a garden rock, and more). Everything 5850 Rosario Ave. This midday mini- ends at pier. Cost: $15-25. Contact:
St. Enjoy outside tables and puppy is provided to complete the project concert features Felix Mendelssohns or 773-7063.
sitters with your family and other including your color choice of Piano Trio No. 2. Cost: free. Contact:
dog lovers in the garden. Cost: $7, $3 broken plate pieces and baubles. or 781-3009. SAT JUL 29 9:00 am-4:00 pm:
for ages 6 and under. Contact: 627- Preregistration required. Cost: $35- ARROYO GRANDE CAR SHO in
1997 or 70. Contact: or WED JUL 19-SUN JUL 30 12:00 pm- Arroyo Grande Village. One of the
286-5993. 12:00 am: CA MIDSTATE FAIR at Paso largest car shows on the Central
SAT JUL 8 at 10:00 am: CHILDRENS Robles Event Center, 2198 Riverside Coast (yes, its spelled Sho) draws
CRAFT FAIRE WORKSHOP at Los Osos SUN JUL 10 1:00-4:00 pm: PACIFIC Ave. Live music, rodeos, bull riding, enthusiasts from around the state
Library, 2075 Palisades Ave. Enjoy a BREEZE CONCERT at Dinosaur Caves prize farm animals, arts and crafts with hot rods, muscle cars, trucks,
Craft Faire preparation session with Park, 2701 Price St, Pismo Beach. displays, rides, rodeos, monster motorcycles, and vintage trailers.
topics including displays, marketing, Bring blankets, lawn chairs, and the trucks, wine tasting, food, and Activities around the gazebo. Cost:
price-points, making change, and family to enjoy live music, amazing much more. This year, enjoy lower free. Contact: arroyovalleycarclub.
trading/bartering for the annual food, and bounce houses and crafts costs with a new carnival provider, org or 489-9195.
Craft Faire on SAT AUG 19. Cost: free. for the kids! Cost: free. Contact: and a carnival just for toddlers and
Contact: 525-1862. or 773-7063. young kids. Cost: varies. Contact: MON JUL 31: PACIFIC WILDLIFE CARE or (800) 909-3247. SUMMER YOUTH ART CHALLENGE.
SAT JUL 8 10:00 am-5:00 pm: FRI JUL 14-SAT AUG 5 (days vary) Kids from 5 to 17 are invited to
CENTRAL COAST LAVENDER at 7:30 pm: MUCH ADO ABOUT THU JUL 20-SUN JUL 30 (days & times make an original picture of an Owl,
FESTIVAL at City Park, 12th and Spring
NOTHING at Filipponi Ranch, 1850 vary) ALMOST, MAINE at Filipponi Peregrine Falcon, Raccoon, or
Sts, Paso Robles. Celebrate all thatCalle Joaquin Rd, SLO. Set in the Ranch, 1850 Calle Joaquin Rd, SLO. Pelican in its native habitat on 8 1/2
is lavender with lavender dealers, swing era, this is a spirited romp Enjoy a whimsical approach to the x 11 paper. Include Name, Age, and
lavender oil, lavender refreshments,between ever-warring wits Beatrice joys and perils of romance exploring Contact Info. Submit at any SLO
demos, and seminars, a childrens and Benedick. Both too proud and the thunderclap of love and the County Public Library by JUL 31. Cost:
area, arts, crafts, and more. Cost: clever for their own good, they are scorched earth that sometimes free. Contact:
free. Contact: pasoroblesdowntown. forced together to combat a common follows. Bring low lawn chairs and
org/ or 238-4103. enemy when the innocent Hero is warm clothing. Wine, water, and FRI AUG 4 7:00-9:00 pm: SUMMER
dishonored and discarded on the food available. Cost: $12-20. Contact: BONFIRE at Dana Adobe, 671 S
SUN JUL 9 10:00 am-1:00 pm: MOSAIC wedding altar. Their brilliant banter Oakglen Ave, Nipomo. Enjoy Smores
FUN TIME at Art Center Morro Bay, and wordplay is matched only by their and animal stories for the whole
835 Main St. Learn how to mosaic in deep and abiding (if unspoken) love SUN JUL 23 10:00 am-12:00 pm: family on a beautiful Nipomo summer
this exciting and fun class! Choose for each other. Bring low lawn chairs ALCOHOL INK PLAYDAY at Art night. Cost: free. Contact: 929-5679.

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2nd TUE every month at 4:30 pm: guardianship, civil harassment, and Every SUN 12:00-4:00 pm: Family
ENGINEERING WITH GEOMAGS at name or gender change. Funday at Bang the Drum Brewery,
Los Osos Library, 2075 Palisades 950 Orcutt Rd, San Luis Obispo.
Ave. What can you build with your Every TUE & THU at 1:30 pm: Legal Enjoy the patio with your family.
imagination & Geomags? For kids 8 & Feeling hopeless, desperate, or alone?
Clinic for Self-Represented Litigants Bring the kids to play family-friendly
up. Program sponsored by Friends of Concerned for someone you care about?
at the SLO County Courthouse Law games and drums! Cost: free. Food
Los Osos Library. Part of Experiment Library, 1050 Monterey St, SLO, #125. and craft beer available for sale.
at the Library. Cost: free. Contact: One-on-one legal advice for persons Contact:
525-1862. filing divorces w/o an attorney, and or 242-8372.
a document preparer to assist in Suicide Prevention
Every WED 10:00-11:00 am: Growing completing court-required forms. Every FRI 6:00 am-4:00 pm: Early Mental Health and
With Baby Class at 1230 Marsh St, Cost: free. Contact: 788-3418. Emotional Support
Bird Flea Market at Santa Maria
San Luis Obispo. Andrea Herron,
Fairpark, 937 S Thornburg St. Browse Free
a pediatric nurse practitioner and Every TUE & THU at 1:30 pm: Divorce many vendors with antiques, fruits, Confidential
lactation consultant, answers your & Child Support Workshops at SLO vegetables, new and used items, and 24 hours of every day
questions about feeding, crying, and
A program of Transitions Mental Health Association

Court Support Services, 1120 Mill more! Cost: free. Contact: 258-1765.
sleep for babies 0-10 months. Dads St, Ste A, San Luis Obispo and Paso
are always welcome! Call to reserve Robles Courthouse, 901 Park St, Paso Every THU at 10:15 am: Tiny Tunes free. Contact:
a spot. Contact: 543-6988. Robles. Help is provided to start or Music & Movement at Music Motive,
respond to a divorce case, or request 3440 S Higuera St #130, SLO. This 1st & 3rd THU every month 7:00-
Every TUE 7:00-9:00 pm & SAT 2:00- or modify child support, custody and/ parent participation program for 8:30 pm: Drop-in Dream Group at
4:00 pm: Basic Safety Class at SLO or visitation orders. An overview of ages 1-5 includes activities based St. Benedicts Episcopal Church,
MakerSpace, 81 S Higuera St, Ste 160 the legal process is followed by time on music psychology and child 2220 Snowy Egret Ln, Los Osos. This
& 180, San Luis Obispo. This course to prepare forms and ask questions. development. Cost: $80 per mo. support group is to share dreams
gets you acquainted with the space Cost: free. Contact: 788-3418. Contact: 543-0377. and the relationship between
and equipment. All are required
dreams and spiritual path, using
to take this class before using any 1st & 3rd SAT every month at 2:00 Every TUE & SAT (by appt only): Jungian interpretive assumptions
part of the facility. See website for pm: FAMILY MOVIE at Los Osos Partners in Equestrian Therapy in and language and Robert Johnsons
specific dates and other classes. Library, 2075 Palisades Ave. Enjoy Atascadero offers riding lessons book Inner Work. Cost: free. Contact:
Cost: free for MakerSpace Members popcorn and a G/PG movie. Call for for special needs children, adults,
and SLO County Library Cardholders. title. Cost: free. Contact: 528-1862. and veterans. Volunteers needed.
Contact: 439-2727 or slomakerspace. Contact: or 235-2787. 3rd WED of every month at 6:30 pm:
com. 2nd FRI every month at 3:00 pm: Prepared & Natural Childbirth Classes
PAWS TO READ at Los Osos Library, 2nd FRI every month at 1:00 pm: at Twin Cities Community Hospital,
Every THU 10:00-11:00 am: La Leche 2075 Palisades Ave. Come share your Book Group at Cayucos Library, 310 1220 Las Tablas Rd, Templeton. This
League Mother Support Meetings stories with adoring listener Carly. B St. Join other readers to discuss six-series class addresses all matters
in North Co, SLO, AG and SM. Cost: free. Contact: 528-1862. whatever youre reading and to of childbirth with a lecture, hands-
Breastfeeding and parenting support discover, ponder, and share insights on demos, and technique practice.
and information offered. Cost: free. Every WED 3:00-4:00 pm: PAWS about what others are reading. Cost: Cost: free. Contact: 434-4654.
Contact: 242-2294 or TO READ at Los Osos Library, 2075 free. Contact: 995-3846.
lllofslo. Palisades Ave. Read to Berkeley, the 2nd THU of every month at 6:30 pm:
dog who loves to listen to children. Every THU 6:30-9:30 pm: SLO Chess Breastfeeding Basics at Twin Cities
MON-THU 8:30-11:30 am: Walk-In Cost: free. Contact: 528-1862. Club meets at Carls Jr on Santa Rosa Community Hospital, 1100 Las Tablas
Legal Clinic in 3rd Floor Atrium of St, 1 block W of Foothill, across from Rd, Templeton. Learn about practical
Courthouse Annex, 1035 Palm St, 3rd WED every month at 3:00 pm: Cal-Poly. All ages. Cost: free. Contact: aspects of feeding your newborn
San Luis Obispo and Paso Robles KIDS CRAFT at Los Osos Library, 441-7210 or from a Lactation Consultant. Cost:
Courthouse, 901 Park St, Rm 112. 2075 Palisades. School age children
free. Contact: 239-4443.
Get help with divorce, child and can make n take a craft. Cost: free. Every SAT 10:00 am-2:00 pm: SLO
spousal support, domestic violence, Contact: 528-1862. Chess Club meets at the big board SLO Special Education Local Plan
on Morro Bay Embarcadero at west Area (SELPA) and Community
end of Morro Bay Blvd (down the Advisory Committee (CAC) offer
stairs). Cost: free. Contact: 441-7210 parent orientation to special
or education programs in SLO County.
Contact: 782-7301 or
Mankind Project mens support pro_dev.htm.
group meetings: all issues welcome.
Find purpose, mastery, healthy Twin Cities Community Hospital
autonomy, and your lifes mission Volunteers provide support to
and purpose. Gain skills to change patients, doctors, and nurses, and
your life or to become a better seek volunteers to work in the
husband or dad. Call ahead to gift shop and Obstetrics Dept. AM
confirm. 1st & 3rd TUE 6:00-9:00 and PM 4 hour shifts are available.
Exhausted and overwhelmed from sleepless nights? pm in San Luis Obispo. Contact: Contact: 434-4524.
Face to Face, Phone, & Email Consultations . Local group classes
459-7808. 1st & 3rd THU 6:30-9:30
pm in Cayucos. Contact: 471-9342. Every THU-FRI 12:00-5:00 pm & SAT 2nd & 4th THU 6:30-9:00 pm in 11:00 am-5:00 pm: Exploration Station (805) 296-2149 Atascadero. Contact: 235-2774. Cost: Interactive Science Center welcomes

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Hearst Cancer Resource Center (HCRC) Local Resources
donation. Contact: 544-9313. Central Coast Commission for Senior
Citizens offers many free services:
RISE offers: weekly drop-In support Senior Connection for connecting
groups for sexual assault survivors; callers with local resources; one on
24 hour crisis line; advocacy and one Medicare assistance, advice and
A one-of-a-kind r esour ce accompaniment; peer counseling; referrals for long term care, and help
in San Luis Obispo County for those living with cancer and their families
counseling; prevention and with billing and appeals; Vial of Life
education, and empowerment and kits with medical info for emergency
Wellness and support services provide a bridge between standard self defense workshops. Contact: responders; a Senior Resource
medical care and a full range of healing therapies
545-8888 or Directory for SLO and SB counties,
Our integrative approach offers a foundation for care that includes and more. Contact: 925-9554 or
programs designed to strengthen the body, educate the mind, Every SAT 11:00 am-3:00 pm: ADOPT
and alleviate the stress that often comes with a cancer diagnosis
A PET at Petco, 2051 Theater Dr,
1941 Johnson Ave in Paso Robles. Cats from NCHS Hospice of SLO County provides
Ste 201A, San Luis Obispo ( 805 ) 542-6234 and dogs from Short n Sweet Dog free grief counseling, individual and
Rescue. Contact: 466-5403. family support, counseling, crisis
intervention, and wellness education
families at 867 Ramona Ave, Grover intervention. Appts preferred. Every MON 2:00-4:00 pm & WED to those with a life-limiting illness,
Beach. Cost: $2-3. Contact: 473-1421 Contact: 489-4026. 3:00-5:00 pm: Jacks Adaptive Toy their families, and the bereaved in
or Lending Library-Jacks Helping SLO and Paso. Contact: 544-2266.
1st WED every month at 9:00 am: Hand at Central Coast Gymnastics,
2nd THU of every month 6:00-7:00 Senior Health Screening at First 21 Zaca Lane, #100, San Luis Obispo. Volunteer as a Good Neighbor! Make
pm: Grief Support Group at Central United Methodist Church, 275 N Traditional and adaptive toys for a difference in the life of an older or
Coast Hospice, 253 Granada Dr, Ste Halcyon Rd, Arroyo Grande. Free and children with all types of disabilities disabled adult. Training is monthly
D, San Luis Obispo. Free group for low-cost services for ages 50 and to check out. In-home appts at Wilshire Community Services, 285
anyone suffering the loss of a loved older: blood pressure, pulse, weight, available. Cost: free! Contact: 547- South St, Ste J, SLO. Contact: 547-
one who is in need of support. total cholesterol, screening for 1914 or 7025 x 17.
Contact: 540-6020. anemia, diabetes, and fecal blood,
nutritional counseling, and medical Every TUE 2:00-5:00 pm & FRI Volunteer at San Luis Obispo Museum
2nd SAT of every month FEB-NOVat referrals. Contact: 481-2692 or 788- 4:00-7:00 pm: Jacks Adaptive Toy of Art! Stop by at 1010 Broad St
9:00 am: Santa Maria Recreation 0827. Lending Library - Jacks Helping Hand (Mission Plaza) or email volunteer@
and Parks Dept offers free docent- at Pats Place in Nipomo Recreation for information about
led nature walks in Los Flores Ranch, 1st WED every month at 12:00 Community Rm, 671 W Tefft St, Ste 2, multiple volunteer opportunities.
6271 Dominion Rd, Santa Maria. Cost: pm: Disabled American Veterans Nipomo. Toys for kids with all types
free. Contact: 925-0951. luncheon at Veterans Memorial of disabilities to check out. In-home San Luis Obispo Senior Center offers
Bldg, 313 W Tunnell St, Santa Maria. appts avail. Cost-free! Contact: 547- health screening, legal services,
2nd MON every month 6:30-8:00 pm: Contact: 345-0402. 1914 or meals, exercise, bridge, and bingo
Caregiver Support Group at Cayucos at 1445 Santa Rosa St. Contact: 781-
Community Church, Ocean Ave & S Every WED 5:30-7:00 pm: Widowed Every FRI at 7:00 pm: Senior Ballroom 7306.
3rd St. Free support for caregivers Support Group at New Life Church, Dancing at Madonna Inn. Look left
and family dealing with long-term 990 James Way, Rm 14, Pismo of the bandstand for sign: Senior Central Coast Astronomical Society
illness, memory loss, dementia, and Beach. Offered by Hospice of SLO Dancers. Dance, chat and listen to sponsors a Dark Sky Star Party
Alzheimers. Contact: 458-7484. Co. Contact: 544-2266 or hospiceslo. good music. No fees; no dues; just every month at Santa Margarita
org. fun! Contact: 489-5481 or dg17@ Lake KOA Campground at sunset.
Every MON 10:00 am-2:00 pm: Remain CCAS sponsors guest speakers and
Independent Despite Vision Loss at Every TUE at 7:00 pm: Al-Anon Family public education programs. Find
Santa Maria Terrace, 1405 E Main St. Support Group at Luis OASIS Senior Literacy Council for San Luis Obispo event calendar, weather condition
New ways of doing daily tasks are Center, 420 Soares Ave, Orcutt. County has an ongoing and urgent updates, and local resources at:
taught by the Braille Institute, such Contact: 937-9750. need for volunteer tutors and offers
as home management, traveling, free training in SLO. Contact: 541-
and using talking library books. 3rd WED every month at 7:00 pm: 4219 or
Contact: 462-1225. How to Survive Divorce seminar at
SLO Womens Community Center, 1st THU every month at 6:15 pm:
2nd & 4th MON every month at 6:30 1124 Nipomo St #D, SLO. Tips and
pm: MOPS (Mothers of Preschoolers) suggestions for handling family law
Commission on the Status of
Women meets at Coast National
meet at Pacific Christian Church, issues. Cost: $10. Contact: 544-9313 Bank, 500 Marsh St, SLO. This official Speak Up!
3435 Santa Maria Way, Santa Maria. to register. advisory group to SLO County Board
Childcare is provided. Contact: 934- of Supervisors identifies issues of Keep a Child Safe
3491 or 4th TUE every month at 5:30 pm: concern to women that are not the
Legal Clinic for Self-Represented focus of other advocacy or advisory from Sexual Abuse
Every TUE 3:00-6:00 pm & FRI 3:00- Litigants at SLO County Courthouse organizations. Contact: 788-3406.
5:30 pm: Teen Wellness Program at Law Library, 1050 Monterey St,
Arroyo Grande EOC Health Services SLO, #125. One-on-one legal advice Morro Bay Museum of Natural
Clinic, 1152 E Grand Ave. Health for persons filing divorces w/o an History offers Adventures With
services, including reproductive attorney, and a document preparer Nature & Mind Walks. Find the
health, in a safe environment to assist in completing court- schedule at:
to screen, assess, and provide required forms. Cost: Min $40 naturewalks.html.

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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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