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Phone Directory ............................... 2

CITY SCOPE News Briefs ........................................ 3 Fire Department ............................... 6 Police Department ........................ 12 Public Works .................................... 18 Library .............................................. 21 Special Events ................................ 25

Parks and Facilities ......................... 50 Arts and Crafts................................ 52 Aquatics .......................................... 54 &HUWLĂ€FDWLRQDQG7UDLQLQJ.............. 60 Dance and Fitness ......................... 62 Youth Sports .................................... 65 Special Interest-Youth Classes ...... 72 Special Interest ............................... 74 Sepcial Interest-Youth Camps ...... 75 Boomers & Seniors .......................... 79 Wellness ........................................... 85 Charles Paddock Zoo .................... 87

On the Cover: Atascadero residents Cassandra, Creig and Jaylyn Sherburne take a lap around Atascadero Lake in a paddle boat provided by Capt. Lloyd at Atascadero Kayak and Sail in late spring. The paddle boats are available to rent most weekends and holidays down on the bank of the lake near the park. Photo by Bill Jennings


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The 2011 tournament raised $1000 for Atascadero Youth Cheerleaders



hen the long summer days grow cooler and the leaves begin to change don’t despair! With the arrival of fall comes the 3rd Annual Atascadero Police Association Charity Golf Tournament! The Atascadero Police Association began hosting the annual golf tournament September 11, 2010 as a way to give back to their community. The goal, set by the members of the Association, was to raise funds for Atascadero youth sports. Following 2010 tournament and silent auction the Atascadero Police Association was able to donate $6000.00 to the Community Services Foundation, providing sports scholarships for underprivileged youth in the community. After receiving rave reviews from participants in the 2010 tournament the Atascadero Police Association expanded the 2011 event to include the silent auction, wine tasting, and a delicious dinner. Also included in the event was a flag ceremony performed by the Marine Corps League. The ceremony ended with the American flag being given to Mr. Kirk Eipper, a local resident and survivor of the

9/11 terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center in New York City. Mr. Eipper, in turn, passed the flag along to the widow of a friend who was killed in the attack. After the 2011 tournament The Atascadero Police Association was able to donate $11,000.00 to Atascadero youth sports. The various donations made by the Association included $5000.00 to the Community Services Foundation for sports scholarships, $3500.00 to the Atascadero Youth Football League for the purchase of 35 new helmets, and $1000.00 to the Atascadero Youth Cheerleaders. This year the Atascadero Police Association will be hosting the tournament at Chalk Mountain Golf Course on September 8th. The Atascadero Police Association is hoping to expand the tournament once again to include entertainment along with the round of golf, silent auction, wine tasting, and dinner. Don’t miss out on this exciting event! Contact Atascadero Police Association President, Scott Pipan or Association Treasurer, Erin McGrath at 461-4924 for more information on donating or participating in the event.

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he City of Atascadero’s Community Services Department is proud to announce that two co-sponsored community groups won awards and recognition at the California Park & Recreation Society District 8 Banquet. The North County Adaptive Recreation Bulldogs group, in cooperation with the Community Services Department, won an award in the category of “Recreation & Community Programs.” The award recognizes excellence in recreation and community services program planning that encourages recreation participation, promotes health and wellness, fosters human development, and facilitates community problem solving. In 2011, a small group of parents proposed a partnership with the City of Atascadero to create a program to offer sports and social activities for children & young adults with special needs in north San Luis Obispo County. The key success of the program is the partnership between the City of Atascadero, Cal Poly State University, local high students and the non-profit volunteer board members. The North County Adaptive Recreation Bulldogs have over 58 participants with special needs participate in their year-round, weekly sports or social activities. The fun program provides an outlet for youth and adults with special needs that have limited budgets, mobility or access. Also receiving an award, was the “Atascadero Fun Club” and Ann Fletcher. The Fun Club, also partnering with the City of Atascadero’s Community Services Department, won an award in the category of “Champion of the Community.” Awarded to individuals, agencies, community organizations, foundations, businesses, or educational institutions for outstanding public service in the support of “Creating Community Through People, Parks and Programs.” Recipients are chosen based upon their significant effort to influence and improve the quality of their community through parks, recreation and community service. This award is intended for individuals who are not employed in the parks and recreation profession. Atascadero has historically lacked an active Senior Center or on-going senior activities, and resident Ann Fletcher took it upon herself to change that. Ann spearheaded a group of 50+ residents of Atascadero and

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partnered with the City of Atascadero to create the Atascadero Fun Club. The Atascadero Fun Club has been in operation for only 9 months, but offers weekly Bunco, poker, horseshoes, and line dancing, as well as offering group excursions. There is a lot more on the way for Atascadero with the Fun Club- and the community has Ann Fletcher to thank! The CPRS District 8 Awards and Installation Banquet took place on Friday, March 30th in Camarillo and was attended by Brady Cherry (Community Services Department Director), Ann Fletcher, Elaine Moffett (Fun Club Board Members), Ron and Ruth Vasconcellos, Jim, Peggy and Sandy Edwards (Adaptive Recreation Bulldogs). For more information about the Adaptive Recreation Bulldogs or the Atascadero Fun Club please call Jennifer Fanning, Recreation Supervisor with the City of Atascadero’s Community Services Department at 805-470-3426 or email

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he City of Atascadero Fire Department is embarking on a program to educate our residents on how to better prepare themselves in the event of a wildland fire. Recently, several of our personnel met with homeowners to discuss fire safety at their homes. There are four key areas I would like everyone to focus on. Those four areas are called the Access Zone, Defensible Space Zone, Build Zone and the Interior Zone. These four zones are vital to you and your homes’ survival.

Access Zone. The Access Zone is how we get to you, your street, your address and your driveway. First, if you live on a city maintained street you need to confirm that the street signs are visible and there are no low hanging trees. If you’re on a private road, make sure it’s well maintained and has enough clearance for our fire trucks to get through. That dimension is 20 feet wide and 13’-6” tall with no obstructions. Second, can we see your address? Think about a dark rainy night at 2:00 am and you need help; is your street address large enough, bright enough and in the proper location for the fire or police department to see it? Recommended size is 6 inches tall with a 1/2 inch stroke and a contrasting color or reflective material. Third, your driveway must be clear from low hanging tree branches, at a minimum height of 13 feet 6 inches and the sides, at least 12 feet wide. This will provide us a fighting chance to get to your house. Defensible Space Zone. There are three items to discuss in your defensible space zone. The first is wildland fuel reduction area. The second is non-combustible area and the third is the lean, clean & green area. Regarding the wildland fuel reduction area, your best defense in an approaching wildland fire is removing what we call “ladder” fuel. Ladder fuel starts with the easily ignited grasses, moves up into the more dense brush material and eventually climbs to the top rung of the trees. If we can eliminate the first rung of the ladder being the easily ignited grasses, we can stop the fire from progressing into the brush and the trees. The next area is called the noncombustible area. The noncombustible area is the area directly adjacent to your house that we

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would like to keep free of any and all ignitable plants or shrubs. The best items to use in this area are rock, grass or any ignition resistant plants that will not allow flying embers to catch them on fire. The last area is the lean, clean & green area. This is a 30-foot area around your home that should have sparse well-manicured vegetation or grass that is kept in a healthy, green condition. This provides a good buffer between an approaching wildland fire and your house. Build zone. The build zone addresses your house’s building materials. There is too much information to list in this section so I will just advise you to pick up one of our Living With Fire Magazines and look at all of the components within the build zone; or you can log onto : Interior zone. This zone particularly addresses the inside of your home. There is a new state law that requires all homes to now have Carbon Monoxide detectors. If you don’t have one, please purchase one for your families’ safety as soon as possible. The following are recommendations and safety tips to keep your home fire safe: r Check your smoke detectors quarterly & replace the batteries annually r If you do not have a fire extinguisher, the best recommended fire extinguisher for your home is a 2A-10BC. Most hardware stores can help you out with this purchase. r Make sure all of your wood stoves and fireplaces are cleaned and inspected annually r Never leave candles burning in your home r Have your heating system and duct work for your dryers checked regularly r And, last but not least, create a plan of escape for your home in the event of a structure fire or a wildland fire. Only grab the essential items such as important documents, family heirlooms, and family pictures. I hope this provides some basic information that will assist you in the event of a fire in our area. As always, if you have any questions, please feel free to contact the Atascadero Fire Department at 461-5070.




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veryone knows how important an alarm clock is, right? After all, virtually everyone has one in their home. But the latest estimates from the National Fire Protection Association indicate at least 10% of the homes in America do not have an operating smoke detector. Some people say...”I don’t need a smoke detector. If there is a fire in the middle of the night, I’ll smell the smoke and wake up.” WRONG! When you go to sleep your sense of smell goes to sleep with you and unless the smoke is very acrid and irritates your nostrils as you breathe, you may not wake up at all. Smoke created by fire contains a deadly gas called carbon monoxide. This deadly gas is odorless and colorless, you can’t see it, taste it or smell it. As you breathe, it puts you into a deeper sleep. It can kill you before you know it. Although we like to feel safe at home, most fatal fires occur at night when people are sleeping. Most deaths occur from inhaling smoke or poisonous gases, not from flames. A smoke detector can alert you when there is a fire, in time to save your life. HAVE WE GOT YOUR ATTENTION YET? GOOD! HERE ARE SOME ANSWERS TO COMMONLY ASKED QUESTIONS ABOUT SMOKE DETECTORS: Why smoke detectors? Why not heat detectors? Smoke and deadly gases tend to spread faster and farther than heat which is why an operating smoke detector is so important to have. More people die from the effects of smoke and deadly gases by a margin of 2 to 1. A smoke detector will automatically sound a warning when they sense smoke or other products of combustion. When people are warned early enough about a fire, they can escape before it spreads. How many smoke detectors should I have? At least one smoke detector in every bedroom and one outside in the hallway. Also you should install one detector on each level of the home if you have a second floor or basement. Where is the proper location for the smoke detectors? Generally on the ceiling at least 4 inches out from the wall. If you must install them on the wall, install them at least 4 inches down from the ceiling but no lower than 12 inches from the ceiling. Keep them high because smoke rises. Place smoke detectors at the top of each stairwell and at the end of each long hallway. Remember, do not place them any closer than 3 feet of an air supply register that might recirculate smoke resulting in a delayed alarm. Be sure to keep the detector away from fireplaces and wood stoves to avoid false alarms. How are smoke detectors powered? Some smoke detectors are powered by a 9-volt battery, some are powered by the home’s electrical system, and some are the combination of both. That is, they are wired into the home’s electrical system

FIRE DEPARTMENT and equipped with a 9-volt battery back-up. Who should install my smoke detector? If you elect to purchase smoke detectors that are to be connected to your home’s electrical system, you should have a qualified electrician install them. If you purchase those that are solely battery powered, you can install them yourself with a screwdriver and a drill, but install them according to the manufacturer’s instructions. What about maintenance? Keeping smoke detectors in good condition is easy. Change the battery (if equipped) at least once a year or sooner if the smoke detector signals a low battery. Clean the detector face and screen to remove dust. Test your smoke detector at least weekly. Always follow the manufacturer’s instructions. After they are installed, then what? Test them and make sure they work. Everyone in your household should be aware of what they sound like and know what to do if they hear that noise. How do I test my smoke detector? Push the test button or test them with smoke. If you test them with smoke, use a match or candle. Blow out the flame and let the smoke drift up into the smoke detector. Never test the smoke detector with a flame! What is that chirping noise? That noise, usually every 60 seconds or so, is indicative of a battery that is going dead. This signals you to change the battery as soon as possible. That signal may last for a couple of days, but once the battery is dead you will have no protection at all. How do I prevent that annoying false alarm? If you are getting false alarms, try moving your smoke detector farther from the kitchen or bathroom area and closer to the bedroom area. There are smoke detectors on the market that are specifically designed for kitchen or bathroom area use. Regular smoke detectors are too sensitive for these areas and cause annoying false alarms.


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Carbon Monoxide Safety

Often called the silent killer, carbon monoxide is an invisible, odorless, colorless gas created when fuels (such as gasoline, wood, coal, natural gas, propane, oil, and methane) burn incompletely. In the home, heating and cooking equipment that burn fuel can be sources of carbon monoxide. !!! CO alarms should be installed in a central location outside each sleeping area and on every level of the home and in other locations where required by applicable laws, codes or standards. For the best protection, interconnect all CO alarms throughout the home. When one sounds, they all sound. !!! Follow the manufacturer’s instructions for placement and mounting height. !!! Choose a CO alarm that has the label of a recognized testing laboratory. !!! Call your local fire department’s non-emergency number to find out what number to call if the CO alarm sounds. !!! Test CO alarms at least once a month; replace them according to the manufacturer’s instructions.


Have fuel-burning heating equipment and chimneys inspected by a professional every year before cold weather sets in. When using a fireplace, open the flue for adequate ventilation. Never use your oven to heat your home.

!!! If the audible trouble signal sounds, check for low batteries. If the battery is low, replace it. If it still sounds, call the fire department. !!! If the CO alarm sounds, immediately move to a fresh air location outdoors or by an open window or door. Make sure everyone inside the home is accounted for. Call for help from a fresh air location and stay there until emergency personnel.‰ !!!‰‰ If you need to warm a vehicle, remove it from the garage immediately after starting it. Do not run a vehicle or other fueled engine or motor indoors, even if garage doors are open. Make sure the exhaust pipe of a running vehicle is not covered with snow. !!!‰‰ During and after a snowstorm, make sure vents for the dryer, furnace, stove, and fireplace are clear of snow build-up. !!!‰‰ A generator should be used in a well-ventilated location outdoors away from windows, doors and vent openings. !!!‰‰ Gas or charcoal grills can produce CO — only use outside.

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! A person can be poisoned

by a small amount of CO over a longer period of time or by a large amount of CO over a shorter amount of time. ! In 2005, U.S. fire departments responded to an estimated 61,100 nonfire CO incidents in which carbon monoxide was found, or an average of seven calls per hour.

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very parent eventually faces this decision: When can I leave my child home alone? Whether it is a quick errand to the store or working during after-school hours, parents need insure their children have the skills and maturity to handle the situation safely. Being trusted to stay home alone can be a positive experience for a child who is mature and well prepared. It can boost the child’s confidence and promote independence and responsibility. However, children face real risks when left unsupervised. Parents must evaluate those risks, as well as a child’s ability to deal with challenge.

Age and Maturity Staying home alone safely does not happen at a specific age. Children mature at different rates. This decision involves more than the child’s age. Some things to consider are as follows: r Is your child physically and mentally able to care for him or herself? r Does your child follow rules and make good decisions? r How does your child feel about being home alone? Is he or she comfortable with or fearful about the idea? Circumstances When and how a child is left home alone can make a difference

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to his or her safety and success. You may want to consider the following questions: r How long will your child be alone at one time? Is it during day, evening, or bedtime hours? r How often do you expect your child to care for him or herself? r How many children are going to be left home alone? Children who may be ready to stay home alone may not necessarily be ready to care for younger siblings. r Is your home safe and free of hazards? r How safe is your neighborhood? Safety Skills Besides age and maturity, your child needs some specific skills before being able to stay home alone safely. Most importantly, your child should know what to do and whom to contact in an emergency. r Does your family have a safety plan for emergencies? Can your child follow this plan? r Does your child know their full name, address and phone number? r Does your child know the names and contact information of other trusted adults in case of emergency? r Does your child know how to contact you at all times?

POLICE DEPARTMENT Helpful tips for Parents Once you have determined that your child is ready to stay home alone, the following may help you to prepare your child and to feel more comfortable about leaving him or her home alone: r Have a trial period. Leave your child home for a short time while staying close to home. r Role play. Act out possible situations and she how your child will react. r Establish rules. Make sure your child knows what is and is not allowed while you are gone. r Check in. Call your child while you are away to see how everything is going. Alternatively, have a trusted friend or neighbor check in

on them. r Do not overdo it. Even a mature, responsible child left home alone too often becomes at risk. Consider other options, such after school programs, community centers, youth organizations, or churches, to help keep your child busy and involved. Knowing Your Child is Ready Trust your instincts. You know your child best; you will be confident that he or she will be ready for this additional responsibility. Following these guidelines will help prepare to clear another hurdle to becoming an independent adul



s the Chief of Police of the Atascadero Police Department, I want you to know what tremendous people you have working on your behalf. The men and women of the Atascadero Police Department are exceptional. They have a strong commitment to our community. You can rest assured that you have a great police force and they will continue working to keep our community safe and to maintain our quality of life. In addition to our paid workforce, we also have a large number of volunteer employees working alongside our staff. These men and women from the community donate countless hours of service and are a large part of the reason we can provide the level of service to the community that we do. I thought I would share some of the guiding principles our department is committed to as we move forward. These principles are taken straight from the Atascadero Police Department Mission and Vision Statements. Those statements are available on the City of Atascadero Website if you would like to read them in their entirety. I have narrowed these principles down to three easy to remember words. Professionalism, Partnerships and Personal Growth You may not know much about our department. You may not have ever seen our mission or vision statements, but with those three words, you now know a whole lot about who we are, and who we are going to be as we move toward the future. Professionalism- We will be professional. We will be models for law enforcement agencies throughout the county, and throughout the state. We will serve the members of this community, with a

high regard for the dignity of those we serve. When people are at their worst, we will be at our best. When the people of our community find themselves in distress, we will work to restore balance and make them whole. We will not stoop to the level of those in our soci- Chief of Police Jerel Haley ety whose actions and motives only serve to divide and tear us down. We will maintain our personal and professional lives in such a manner, that we will be above reproach. We will remember that oath of office to which we swear ourselves when we take on the responsibility of the badge, “to be courageous and calm, to develop self-restraint; and put others before ourselves, to be honest in our personal and professional lives”. These are the things we devote ourselves to, and these are the things to which we will strive. We will not always be perfect. We are after all still human. However, I can assure you, that when we do err, we will be introspective. We will re-examine ourselves. We will fix what is wrong, we will correct our mistakes, and we will move forward. Partnerships- There are times in law enforcement, that we are a force to be reckoned with to be sure. We swoop in, finish the job, and move on to the next challenge without any outside assistance…. But reality soon sets in, and we realize that alone, we cannot accomplish

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POLICE DEPARTMENT the work that needs to be done. We must have help. We must rely upon the work of others if we are to accomplish the job to which we set ourselves. We need to partner with others in order to be effective. And so we will keep and foster our existing partnerships, and work to form new partnerships. We will partner with other city departments. We will partner with other law enforcement agencies both in the county and throughout the state. We will partner with community groups, and faith based organizations. And we will partner with individual members of our community. I can think of no better example of this partnership than the many men and women who volunteer their time and effort to assist the Atascadero Police Department. I’ve told several people, the first person I ever met at APD was a volunteer. How fitting is that? And we will find many other partners within the community (yes you residents reading this now have a job ahead of you). We will allow them (you) the opportunity to take ownership in their problems, and work alongside us in finding real solutions that go beyond the quick fix. We will be good partners, sharing the spotlight and willing to take on more than our fair share of the workload. I look forward to working with many of you in the days ahead. Personal Growth- One of the reasons I chose to pursue this position is the commitment that the City of Atascadero has shown to the training and development of their people. I will continue to endeavor to facilitate our training and to grow our abilities and expertise in the law enforcement field. It is my firm belief that as we improve our skills, our reputation as deeply committed professionals will progress at an equally exponential rate. While I do want us to be a well-rounded group, it is also my hope that we will be able to provide our officers with the training and skills that focus on their personal, individual skills; those things that give them the most enjoyment and satisfaction in their work, those things that make them great. I will never ask them to do something they can’t do, but the things they can do, I will always expect them to do at a very high level. I am also committed to the idea that this job does not define our people. As much as I want them to develop as employees and members of this department, I also want our employees to develop as individuals, as people. I will encourage them to be great mothers, fathers, husbands and wives. I want them to grow and learn. Several of our people already embrace this concept. They have recently completed their college degrees. They run triathlons. They coach local sports teams and get involved in their local churches. They donate time to worthy causes. These are the things that enable our employees to come to work

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with a refreshed mind, body and attitude. These are things that help them be the best they can be. So we are, and will be, committed to personal growth. I would like to close by asking that you allow me to add another P word to this list. At least temporarily….. I would ask that you have patience. I am just smart enough to know that there are a lot of things about Atascadero that I don’t know yet. I am committed to working hard so that, with time, I will become a leader worthy of your respect, but I also know that there will be roadblocks along the way. I will hit some bumps. I ask that during those times you allow me to gracefully pick myself back up and patiently wait for me to recover and continue on the way. Chief of Police Jerel Haley

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SAFETY MAY IS NATIONAL BIKE SAFETY MONTH Bicycle Safety The City of Atascadero is a beautiful place to live and work, but due to the unique geographical makeup, we have many areas that present hazards for bicyclists. Over the last five years the City of Atascadero has ranked in the bottom third of similarly sized cities in injury bicycle collisions. Although the Police Department and several local businesses are aware of these facts, much of the solution to the bicycle safety problem is based on the education of riders and motorists. We hope that through this article and several upcoming bicycle safety events we have planned throughout the City, we can work together to improve bicycle safety in our City. Rules of the Road California Vehicle Code(CVC) Per CVC section 39000 , a bicycle is defined as “any device upon which a person may ride, which is propelled by human power through a system of belts, chains or gears and having either two or three wheels.” And per CVC section 21200(a) “a person riding a bicycle upon a highway has all the rights and is subject to all the provisions applicable to the driver of a vehicle …” as defined by the CVC. In short, what that means is that anyone riding a bicycle must abide by all the same rules that a driver of a car must abide by. Furthermore, the CVC also defines several laws that pertain to only bicyclists. A quick overview of these laws has been listed below. More in-depth information can be obtained by referring to the California Vehicle Code. CVC 21201(a) states that all bicycles must have at least one working brake which can lock a wheel on the bike. (b) handlebars must be below shoulders. (c) bicycle must be of proper size to allow rider the ability to stop safely with at least one foot on the ground in

an upright position. (d) must have headlight, rear reflectors, pedal reflectors or reflectors on both sides of wheel. CVC 21202(a) when operating slower than flow of traffic bicycle must be to the right edge of roadway. CVC 21208(a) must operate in bicycle lane when bicycle lane is present CVC 21212(a) helmet required for anyone under the age of 18 CVC 21650.1 must travel in same direction as the flow of traffic CVC 27400 may not wear headphones in both ears The California Vehicle Code has many more sections pertaining to bicycle safety; however, these are the sections we see that cause the most bicycle related collisions. To further enhance bicycle safety the Atascadero Municipal Code section 4-2.1006 states that “no personal shall ride a bicycle upon or along a sidewalk, or in violation of any of the provisions of the CVC” Up-coming bicycle events Although the CVC does provide the Atascadero Police Department the tools to conduct bicycle traffic enforcement, we know that the only way to have a true reduction in bicycle related collisions is to collaborate with the citizens of our City. To build on bicycle safety awareness and to continue to educate young and old bicyclists, we are planning several bicycle safety events in the near future. Starting with San Gabriel Road School on April 21st, we assisted school staff and local businesses with a school assembly to promote bicycle safety. The event was open to students to encourage the “Safe Routes to School” and provide bicycle safety tips to the children and their parents. Mayor Pro Tem Tom O’Malley led “Bike to Bites” on May 9th to promote bicycle safety awareness and “Safe Routes to School”. This

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POLICE DEPARTMENT event was a huge success and educated the youth on the need for bicycle safety. Two Atascadero Police employees participated in the event. The San Luis Obispo Ride Share coalition has continued to support all the bicycle events in the county to promote safety. With that said, the Atascadero Police Department will be hosting a bicycle rodeo on May 26th 2012 to promote bicycle safety awareness. The event is scheduled from 1000 am to 2 pm. It will be held in the downtown area. Several local businesses have agreed to support the event, providing bicycle safety tips and making a fun environment for all. We have coordinated with a BMX stunt team company who will be putting on two demonstrations during the event. We will have prizes for children in attendance and have been working with all the local schools to ensure all kids are aware of the event. We look

forward to the rodeo which will promote bicycle safety awareness while having a good time. We thank the local businesses who have helped to make this event successful. Once again, the Atascadero Police Department would like to thank you for your participation in encouraging bicycle safety and we hope we have inspired you to think of the rules of the road, whether you are driving a car or riding a bicycle. For any further questions regarding bicycle or traffic safety please go to and follow the links to the Police Department and the Traffic Unit. Any questions can also be sent to Thank you and ride safe.



s the summer months approach it is a good time to remind ourselves to take extra care and precautions to keep yourselves and your families safe. There are a few concerns that the Atascadero Police Department wants to make our residents aware of this summer. By following a few simple safety rules we can all enjoy the best that the community has to offer without the negative effects of inattention to the hazards. As the weather warms, we need to take extra precautions for the safety and wellbeing of our children and pets. Temperatures in an enclosed vehicle can rise dramatically within minutes during warmer weather. The risks posed to both children and animals by being left in a vehicle are tremendous. Our officers will be on the lookout this summer for situations in which the safety of children or animals is endangered by being left inside an enclosed vehicle. Our message is, “Don’t do it.” *Leave your pets at home. *Take your children with you into the store. *Never use the excuse, “I’ll only be a minute.” Property crimes, including thefts and burglaries often increase during the summer months. As the days are longer we spend more time out of our homes. The criminal element in our society is no different. They use the additional daylight and reduced sense of awareness that the summer months bring to engage in their illegal activities. Many of these types of crimes are what we refer to as “crimes of opportunity”. Most are preventable. By taking a few extra safety measures you can ensure that you are not a victim. Crimes of opportunity most often occur because the victim

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doesn’t take the extra time to secure their property. A purse or electronic device left on the front seat of a vehicle can be an attractive target for would be thieves. How many times have you dashed into the store for “just a minute” leaving your vehicle unlocked? How often have you turned in for the night leaving valuable items in the car instead of bringing them into the house? Taking just a few extra moments to secure these items will decrease the likelihood that you will be a target. We must also remind our children to take extra care during the summer months. The summer months provide excellent weather for the many outdoor activities our community provides. Young people are frequent victims as a result of inattention to their belongings. Bicycles are often stolen when they are not locked correctly. Recreational equipment, backpacks and electronic devices are also targeted by would be thieves when our children fail to keep a watchful eye on their belongings. As parents we need to continually remind our children of the dangers present when they do not keep a careful watch over their things. The Atascadero Police Department also reminds you to be good neighbors. Be watchful for things that don’t look right in your neighborhood. Talk with your neighbors and know what doesn’t belong. Please remember never to try dealing with a suspicious situation on your own. Contact the Atascadero Police Department and allow us to investigate suspicious activity in a manner that keeps us all safe. By following just a few simple safety precautions, we can all enjoy a wonderful worry free summer.

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COMMUNITY WHILE HAVING FUN IN THE OUTDOORS? Join in on the fun as we sweat and toil to make Atascadero parks and open space areas safe, clean, and green. Volunteers are invited to help perform a variety of tasks including litter pick up, weeding, weed-whipping, trail maintenance, mulch spreading, raking, and other clean-up tasks. A City of Atascadero Public Works employee will lead work parties on the days listed below. Please join in on the fun! Dress appropriately for landscape work, including; work boots, gloves, safety glasses long pants, and hats.

When & Where can I join in? Date 6/9/12 7/14/12 8/11/12

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Clean up and Meeting Location Creek Side Park / meet at City Hall Stadium Park / meet at entrance to park Atascadero Lake Park / meet at front parking lot (par courses & Memorial Grove) De Anza Trail / meet at Corp Yard entrance

Please contact Tom Jamason at 470 3146 to RSVP, or if you have any questions about these projects.




r Remember to trim trees and shrubs in the right of way (frontage of property). r Keep drainage, swales and culverts adjacent to or on property clear of debris. r Take the time to report potholes, traffic hazards or public safety hazards. r Report graffiti when it is discovered so it could be dealt with in a timely “zero tolerance” manner.

he Adopt-a-Facility program is a fun and worthwhile program that will give you, your company, school, or organization an opportunity to keep your community clean while at the same time, saving taxpayer dollars. Be a part of helping beautify Atascadero by adopting a section of City road, creek, park, or trail. Get involved today. It’s a great way to promote community pride. Aside from your own satisfaction, there is public recognition as well. The City of Atascadero will place recognition signs on your adopted section. Your contributions will also be acknowledged with a certificate of appreciation when your sponsorship term is complete. The commitment consists of picking up litter for a one-year period on a section of road, creek, park, or trail for a minimum of twice per month. We provide free trash bags and a location to dispose of the trash that you collect. To get started contact Tom Jamason for an application and information packet at 470-3146.

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2ND ANNUAL CENTRAL COAST CHILDREN’S CLASSIC Saturday, June 23rd, 10:00-3:30 Ages: 3-10 Location: Tom and Peggy O’Malley’s Portola Inn in Atascadero Tickets: $25 for adults and $15 for children (a boxed picnic lunch is included) Adults need to accompany the children Ticket Information: or The Atascadero Friends of the Library, in partnership with Tom and Peggy O’Malley’s Portola Inn, will present the second annual Central Coast Children’s Classic on June 23rd. This event provides an affordable, educational day of entertainment and its primary goals are to enhance family life in our community and to encourage our local children’s love of reading and learning. The “Open the Doors” campaign for the new Atascadero Library will receive any net proceeds from the event. Some of the planned activities include visits to Mr. McGregor’s Garden, a Pirate’s Cove, Rapunzel’s Tower and the hometown of “Little House on the Prairie.” Highlights this year include a puppet show by the Paddock Players, a ballet performance of the “Velveteen Rabbit” by the Ballet Theater of San Luis Obispo, and a chance to meet and greet exotic animals from Zoo to You. Throughout the day, children will be offered hands-on activities, demonstrations and live storybook readings. There will be trolley rides, dancing and music. Costumed characters from favorite books will fill the Portola Inn grounds.


he Friends of the Library (FOL), in partnership with the County of San Luis Obispo and the City of Atascadero, has purchased a building at 6555 Capistrano Avenue in the Hotel Park development across the street from City Hall. In 2011, the Friends of the Library raised $700,000 for the interior construction on the new library. The yellow slice of the pie chart represents the amount that needs to be raised in 2012, now less than $250,000. If remaining funds are raised, construction will begin late in 2012, and the new library will open in the fall of 2013, Atascadero’s centennial year. FOL invites local residents to participate in the campaign to “Open the Doors” of the new library by attending benefits and contributing directly to the campaign. Tax deductible contributions can be mailed to Friends of the Library, P.O. Box 9, Atascadero, CA 93423. More information is available on the FOL Web site www.

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he Atascadero Friends of the Library hold bi-monthly book sales. During the summer they will be held on Saturdays, June 9th and August 11th from 9:00 am - 2:00 pm. Books, CDs, videos and more are available for purchase. A “Members Only” preview sale at the Book House, 6907 Atascadero Avenue (behind the library), will be on Friday evenings, June 8th and August 10th from 6 to 8 pm. The funds raised are used to support the library in a variety of ways. For information, call the library at 461-6161 or call Alice Rew at 466-2230. The library also has ongoing sales in our lobby of “slightly read” books and magazines. The profits support various library programs.

A silent auction to benefit the Atascadero Friends of the Library Expansion Fund is being held each month at the Atascadero Library. Auction items can be viewed by going to the Atascadero Friends of the Library website or by coming into the library. Bids can be placed in person at the circulation desk. Auctions will be held from the first open day of each month until the last open day of each month. For more information or to donate items, please contact Carole Dulitz at 461-4800 or Suzanne Hustedt at 466-3443. BOOK DISCUSSION GROUP FOR ADULTS AT THE LIBRARY Dates for 2012: June 5th, July 3rd, August 7th, Sept 4th Time: 11:00 am Location: Atascadero-Martin Polin Branch Library The Tuesday Book Discussion Group meets the first Tuesday of each month at 11:00 am, in the Martin Polin Community Room of the Atascadero-Martin Polin Library. All adult patrons are invited to participate. A different book is discussed each month, old or new, fiction or non-fiction, by authors from all over the world. The only qualifications for the books chosen are that they are well written, interesting and available in the

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library system. For further information on this free program, call Brian at 461-6162. BECOME A FRIEND OF THE ATASCADERO LIBRARY This group supports the following: r Children’s Summer Reading Programs r Weekly Preschool Story Time r Children’s Special Library Events r Special Adult Library Programs r Book Discussion Group for Adults r Magazines, Fiction and Non-Fiction Books r Audio Visual Materials for Adults and Children For information, call Grenda Ernst at 466-3495 or visit the website at CHAMBER OF COMMERCE BBQ Mark your calendars for Tuesday, August 14th, the date of the Friends of the Library’s turn to sponsor the Tuesday Evening Chamber BBQ at the Atascadero Lake Park. The time is from 5:00-7:00 pm. Tickets are $12 for adults, $10 for seniors and $6 for children. For more information, call Grenda at 466-3495. ADULT PROGRAMS THE THIRD ANNUAL ADULT SUMMER READING PROGRAM June 1-August 31, 2012 The theme this summer season is “Between the Covers.” There will be reading lists on a range of themes to keep you up at night. Read a set number of theme related books and receive prizes and surprises. For more information about signing up, call Brian at 461-6162. WORKSHOP AND LECTURE ON DEMENTIA AND ALZHEIMER’S DISEASE Wednesday, June 13, 2012 12:00-1:30 pm Location: Atascadero Library- Martin Polin Community Room Sara Bartlett, Area Director of the San Luis

Obispo County Office of the Alzheimer’s Association, California Central Coast Chapter, will lead an informative brown bag workshop/lecture entitled “The Basics of Alzheimer’s Disease.” For information about this free program call Brian at 461-6162. The program is co-sponsored by the Atascadero –Martin Polin Library. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention website, it is estimated that nearly half those age 85 and older may have Alzheimer’s Disease. AN EVENING OF MAGIC AT THE ATASCADERO LIBRARY Tuesday, June 26, 2012 6:30-7:30 Ages: 13 and older Signups are recommended. Location: Atascadero Library—Martin Polin Community Room Join Shawn McMaster, a professional magician, for a high-energy free interactive program that will feature comedy and magic. Shawn has performed in well-known areas such as the Magic Castle in Hollywood and recently appeared on Masters of Illusion on Fox MyNetwork. For more information, call Brian at 461-6162. YOUTH SERVICES-PROGRAMS PRE-SCHOOL STORYTIME Wednesdays 10:30 am Ages 3-6 Location: Atascadero Library-Martin Polin Community Room Join us for this half-hour session of stories, songs, finger plays and a monthly craft. Signups are not required for this free program. The final storytime is June 13th and the program will resume again in mid-September. For information, call Joan at 461-6163. TODDLER TALES Thursdays 10:30 Ages: 18 months-3 years old Limit: 15 toddlers (pre-registration required)

LIBRARY Priority is given to children already in the program or on the waiting list. Location: Atascadero Library—MartinPolin Community Room FALL SESSION September 13-November 29, 2012 Registration begins August 18, 2012 Toddlers and their caregivers will enjoy this lively 20-minute session. Each child and his or her caregiver will interact in a variety of positive ways. This includes participating in stories, songs, movement, nursery rhymes and finger plays. For information, call Joan at 461-6163. PAWS TO READ PROGRAM READING TO ROVER Fridays (2x a month) 3:30-4:30 pm Location: Atascadero Library For dates call 461-6161 Join Captain, a 6 year old tan and white rough-coated Jack Russell Terrier and his human friend Anne Harris, for a relaxed hour of stories. Captain enjoys being part of the “Reading to Rover” program at the library and loves it when children read to him and the children have a good time as well. He is certified as a therapy dog and besides visiting the library he goes to convalescent and care facilities. Captain always seems to know who is in the most need of a visit from a friendly, gentle, and quiet little dog.

and radio/TV stations and www.slolibrary. org for updates. All programs are held in the Martin Polin Community Room at no charge to the public, unless otherwise noted. They are sponsored by the Atascadero Friends of the Library. For more information, call Joan at 461-6163. SUMMER EVENTS EVENING STORY FEST FOR FAMILIES Tuesdays July 10-July31/2012 6:30-7:00 pm Ages 3-100 Atascadero Martin-Polin Community Room This summer, parents, grandparents, aunts, uncles and friends are invited to bring their youngsters out for a fun-filled evening of stories and music. Each session will feature a special guest appearance. All are welcome to come in P.J.’s and to bring a stuffed cuddly toy or “blankee.” Story fest is free to the public and signups are not required.

receive a book bag, popular paperback book and other special rewards. The theme for preschool (starts at age 2)-fifth grade is “Dream Big Read,” and the Young Adult theme for anyone entering 6th grade-high school is “Own the Night.” Sign up at a branch library nearest your home. This year, children from ages birth -2 can participate and receive a board book for completing the program. YOUNG ADULT PROGRAMS MANGA DRAWING WORKSHOP WITH ARTIST/ILLUSTRATOR IRENE FLORES

A variety of other special events are held each month at the library. Check the children’s event board, teen area, local newspapers

THE SAN LUIS OBISPO COUNTY LIBRARY SUMMER READING PROGRAM June 9-August 4, 2012 Children and young adults are invited to read and keep track of the titles read on a reading log. Upon completion, each youngster will

Saturday, June 30th 10:15-12:15 Ages 11-19 Atascadero Martin-Polin Community Room Space is limited. Signups begin June 2nd. Irene Flores, local artist/illustrator of the

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LIBRARY graphic novel series “Mark of the Succubus” and “Shojo Fashion Manga at School,” will do a drawing workshop with an emphasis on “perspective.” Participants are invited to bring a sketchbook and pen/pencil. FUSED GLASS WORKSHOP WITH ARTIST SHERI KLEIN Saturday, July 7th 10:00-12:00 Ages 11-19 Atascadero Martin-Polin Community Room Space is limited. Signups begin June 2nd. Create works of art with glass with local artist Sheri Klein. This program was very popular last summer. Projects will be fired in a kiln and returned to participants the week following the workshop. CENTRAL COAST PARANORMAL INVESTIGATORS Saturday, August 11th 10:00-12:00 Ages 11-19 Atascadero Martin-Polin Community

Room Space is limited. Signups are not required. Join us for a presentation that includes audio evidence, video from previous investigations, and experiences from members of Central Coast Paranormal Investigators. Equipment used during investigations will be on display and hands on use of some of the equipment will be encouraged. PROGRAMS BY PERFOMING ARTISTS Thursdays Colony Park Community Center 5599 Traffic Way 11:00 am Recommended for ages 4+ Sponsored by the Atascadero Friends of the Library and the City of Atascadero, Department of Community Services June 21st Stor y teller/Musician Kevin Carr: This program includes storytelling and features rare and exotic instruments including bagpipes, fiddle and more. June 28th Magician Gerald Joseph: Experience amazing sleight of hand magic,

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funny sight gags, illusions and more. July 12th Singer/Songwriter Craig Newton: Take a journey in story and song with Craig Newton and his many musical instruments. July 19th Singer/Songwriter/Puppeteer Tom Knight: Enjoy a puppet show that includes a vibrant collection of original songs and skits. July 26th National award-winning Recording Artist/Performer Pam Donkin: Participants will experience the joy of musicmaking with percussion instruments and/or colorful scarves and engage in movements to songs and chants performed by Pam on her guitar. August 2nd Singer/Songwriter Ivan Ulz: The famous “Firetruck” song guy, now living on the central coast, will perform some of everyone’s favorite songs, including some from the newly released album “This is my School.”

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Special Events Mayor’s Winemaker Dinner June 22, 2012 Pavilion on the Lake Co-sponsored by City of Atascadero and Atascadero Kiwanis Club. A gourmet meal will be prepared and served by 3aciÀc +arvest Catering, 33 local winemakers will participate both during and before the event and there will be a silent and live auction to help raise funds for the bandstand endeavor and other projects. Each table of six will include one winemaker. Many of the wineries will also be pouring during the social hour. All proceeds from this fundraiser will go toward the completion of a new lakeside performance venue which will be presented to the city on the occasion of its centennial celebration in 2013. For tickets please call 805 44032 or

Atascadero Wine Festival June 23, 2012 The 17th Annual A t a s cadero Lakeside Wine Festival, June 23th, will take place from 4 to 8 pm to take advantage of Atascadero’s warm, summer evenings. The evening experience will encompass a wine and culinary adventure to excite your palette. Food vendors will showcase their Ànest cuisine and suggest wine pairings based on the varietals available at the event. Visitors will enjoy an array of Àne art created by local artists as well as the inviting lakeside environment. Sway again to the music of the Mighty Croon Dogs. A free shuttle will be available to transport visitors from the Sunken Gardens, located in the heart of downtown Atascadero. All proceeds beneÀt the Charles 3addock =oo and other projects supporting the community of Atascadero. Unlimited tasting tickets are just $40 in advance, $45 at the door. Food sold separately. Tickets are available online at or at the Atascadero Chamber of Commerce 2fÀce 805-4-2044.

Turtle & Tortoise Festival June 9-24, 2012 Charles Paddock Zoo Did you know that turtles and tortoises have thrived on this planet since the age of dinosaurs? Many of these exotic species are critically endangered. Come visit us to take a virtual trip around the globe to view and learn about some of these vanishing terrapins. The Charles 3addock =oo is home to some of the worlds’ rarest turtles and tortoises indigenous to areas all over the world. Join us for this exclusive limited time only event. Stop in at the Gift Shop to get your very own Turtle and Tortoise 3assport and check off the endangered species as you go. This special event is FREE with your normal admission.

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Saturday in the Park Summer Concert Series Presented by H&R Block

Come visit at the Atascadero Lake 3ark %andstand every Saturday from July 7th through August 11th from 30 ² 830 pm and enjoy music and beautiful summer evenings at the Lake 3ark. FREE TO ATTEND! 3aciÀc +arvest Catering will be cooking up a gourmet barbeque for purchase each Saturday evening July 7th July 14th July 21st

The Jammies JD Project Burning James & the Funky Flames July 28th The Martin Paris Band August 4th Big Daddy’s Blues Band August 11th The Cinders

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Summer Concert Series

July 7, 2012 The Jammies

The Jammies play a wide variety of styles including, Classic Rock, Funk, Reggae, %lues, they like to say they play “EDGEY COVERS”!! Their performance is one that you do not want to miss. David and %rian have been in several bands together for 17 years and are squeaky tight as our rhythm section. Mark plays his sizzling guitar riffs over the top to create a performance that will have the party on the dance Áoor-guaranteed! Dave Robinson ² Funky bass man and lead vocals. %rian Freeman ² Drummer of eclectic rhythms and background vocals. Mark Schiesl ² Sizzling guitarist and background vocals. Special guest performance by Leah Robinson with her soulful gutsy vocals. She sings Aretha Franklin, Joss Stone, Chaka Khan, and Gwen Stephani hits.

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July 14, 2012 5:30-8:30 pm Charles Paddock Zoo

The JD 3roject is comprised of veteran’s of many California touring acts, including former members of SLO’s own nationally touring act, ,tchy McGuirk, The JD 3roject has played throughout the San Francisco %ay area, the Morro %ay +arbor Festival, 3ozo Saloon, the Christopher Cohan 3erforming Arts Center, and many other local venues. The JD 3roject offers a driving blend of rock, blues, soul, and country providing a pulse that is great for a party atmosphere. It moves you to tap your feet, dance, sing along…basically have a great time. Their lyrics and musicianship will impress even the most discerning of listeners. Their live performances are exciting amusing, and enjoyable while still leaving the opportunity for people to hold a conversation with each other. Throughout their musical careers the members of The JD 3roject have maintained San Luis Obispo County as their home base and take great pride in being members of the community.

Cool down on a warm summer evening at the Charles 3addock =oo’s ice cream-Àlled event. Your entry includes all you can eat ice cream, sundaes, root beer Áoats, sugarfree treats and so much more. Enjoy an evening with exotic animals and exotic ice cream!

Join the fun from 530-830 pm! Ticket 3rices Children 2 yrs and under - FREE, Children 3-11 yrs - $, Adults ages 12 and over - $10, CC =oo Society Members receive a $1 discount on each ticket. Call 805 41-5080 for more information.

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Summer Concert Series

July 21, 2012 Burning James & the Funky Flames

July 28, 2012 The Martin Paris Band

The Àve members of the Funky Flames have played with such legends as %.%. King, Etta, U2, Springsteen, %onnie Raitt. Diverse backgrounds season this funky gumbo with jazz and rock inÁuences, but deep down they all just love James %rown! “%urning” James Scoolis brings years of experience, a myriad of styles, a double threat on guitars & vocals. “Terry “Mandingo” Lawless background is in rock & roll and puts the edge on the funk of the Flames, the band’s musical director & studio guru. Rick 3ittman- experience a mesmerizing history of music when Rick lays down the hypnotic funk, soul and blues grooves for the Flames. “Smoking” Scott Andrews brings screaming tenor riffs, backup vocals, groovy hand percussion, and soaring alto lines to every Flames show. Chaz Matisse is the pocket underbelly and the chord fundamental that puts the thump in your chest and the groove in your moneymaker.

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The Martin 3aris %and presents a truly versatile music ensemble covering pop to jazz, country to blue grass, rock to swing; something for everyone. The band is comprised of Martin 3aris singing vocals and playing acoustic guitar, Martin has opened for Laurence Juber and 3eppino D’Agostino at Castoro Cellars and was a Ànalist at the 3aso Robles Winery Music Awards in 2005. Vocalist Debbie White belts out tunes and croons ballads, while pulling the audience into the music with her energetic moves and smiles. Kelly 3owers, on Àddle, guitar, and vocals. With his Nashville roots, his love is country, his heart is %luegrass, but you’d never know it when he steps up to the plate and lets go with a rippin rock lead. Truly a versatile musician in his own right. L.A. Terry Newby on bass and vocals. Coming from a Los Angeles Rock/ blue background, his solid bass playing keeps the heartbeat of the band on track, and former “Intruder” Matt Wilson on drums, percussion and vocals. The newest member of the band Matt’s precision playing and Àlls have brought a new level of expertise to Martin 3aris %and.

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August 4, 2012 Big Daddy’s Blues Band Sponsored by Idler’s

August 11, 2012 The Cinders Sponsored by Starna Cells

Over the years %ig Daddy’s Rhythm and %lues %and has been the opening act for a wide vatriety of blues and jazz artist’s, and most recently Tom Scott, John Mayall, James Cotton, Ron Thompson and the Resistors and Corby Yates to name a few. The music of %ig Daddy’s Rhythm and %lues %and pulls all ages of blues lovers out to boogie. Young and old alike come out to party with dynamic and danceable band. The band has paid their dues working the clubs and concert circuit along the west coast of the U.S. Fans have found that %ig Daddy’s smoking versions of old favorites and band’s house rockin’ originals keep em comin back for more. Stan (the rock) Manning lays down a sharp, blistering bass foundation with Greg Money %arnes pumping as the rhythm machine. These two with their passionate style drive the band like an emotional train. The stinging guitar licks and vocals of Crackin Jack Collins lends a classic blues-jazz feel to the music of %ig Daddy’s. As the newest member of the band Tom Seacore on trombone is sexy and cool. That’s why he’s the bone man. %ig Easy Eric Stevers brings his soulful sax and educated keyboards to the mix. +e will grab a hold of your ears and never let go. Smokin Joe 3illoud (Dr. Feel Good) seasons it up with his free spirited interpretations of both standards and original compositions, with smooth and direct vocal skills, while offering up moments of madness on the %3, piano and guitar. Their separate styles blend together like a well oiled machine.

The Cinders play a very straight-forward, slightly raw version of the blues. +eaded by vocalist %rett +oover, with his naturally authentic blues style, The Cinders play music with a base in Chicago blues but never as a “museum piece”; they were raised with rock and roll and they know it. Its real blues played with the freedom to feel it differently with each performance. Guitarist Dorian Michael explains “We enjoy that the blues is a double-edge sword; its emotionally deep and we love sharing that with the audience, but it’s also music meant to shake your tail feathers to, so when people get up and dance and have a big time, well, so much the better!” Along with %rett +oover’s powerful, gritty blues vocals, Dorian Michael plays a very personal style of unvarnished blues guitar. Drummer Dean Giles, originally of %oston MA, brings a driving, slightly jazz based sophistication on drums. Dylan Johnson, bassist for the band on August 11th, and certainly the youngest of the group, pushes the band with his strong musical foundation tinged with a modern funky edge. This keeps the older guys on their toes and keeps the audience dancing.

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SPECIAL EVENTS Hot El Camino Cruise Night

August 17, 2012 5:30-8:30 pm Presented by H&R Block

The City of Atascadero and the 3resenting Sponsor + & R %lock, along with 3aso Robles Ford, Lincoln are hosting the 20th Annual +ot El Camino Cruise Nite on Friday, August 17, 2012 from 30 pm ² 830 pm. +ot El Camino Cruise Nite is a closed, controlled cruise route on El Camino Real from Curbaril to TrafÀc Way in Atascadero. Come out and watch this fun, entertaining, and family-oriented show. From old fashioned favorites, to new and Áashy hot rods, this event brings out the best cars from all over the county and surrounding areas.

presents Movies in the Gardens @ Sunken Gardens Join us Saturdays August 4th through August 25th to watch movies in the Gardens! %ring the whole family out to enjoy a FREE movie outdoors on the %IG screen!!! Bring blankets and lowback chairs. Show times are approximately 8:15 pm

Do you want to Cruise the Nite Away?! 3re-registration begins Monday, June 18, 2012 at the Atascadero City +all, located at 07 El Camino Real. Mail in pre-registration will be taken through Friday August 3rd and walk-in pre-registration will continue through Thursday, August 1th at 5pm, City +all is closed on Fridays. The cost is $25 per car by August 1th at 5pm. All other registrations will be handled on-site beginning at 530pm at the intersection of San Luis Avenue and 3ueblo streets. The fee the night of the cruise is $35 per car. Fee $25 per car pre-registered by 8/1 at 5 pm $35 per car registering the night of the Cruise at 530 pm BECOME A CRUISE SPONSOR TODAY! $500 “Individual” Event Sponsor %usiness name or logo to appear on/in 3osters , Website, 3ress Releases $150 “Friend” Event Sponsor Company name to appear on/in 3osters & 3ress Releases For more information please contact 3aula Anton at or 470-3472.

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Saturday, August 4th WINNIE THE POOH Saturday, August 11th THE LION KING Saturday, August 18th ANTZ Saturday, August 25th DOLPHIN TALE All Shows are held in the Sunken Gardens 3ark, located at 500 3alma Avenue. All movies are family appropriate. For questions, please call 80541-5000 or visit us online at www.

SPECIAL EVENTS Brew at the Zoo August 25, 2012 6:00-9:00 pm Charles Paddock Zoo While our area is becoming famous for wine don’t forget that there is also a lot of great beer brewed in our area. Spend the evening with the original “party animals” at the zoo while enjoying local microbrews and music. 6:009:00 pm at the Charles Paddock Zoo. Check on our website ( and Facebook page for more information on this new and unique event.

Charity Golf Tournament September 8, 2012 Chalk Mountain Golf Course Come play golf and support Atascadero Youth Sports! The Atascadero Police Association is hosting the 3rd Annual Charity Golf Tournament, with all proceeds going towards Atascadero Youth Sports and Scholarship programs. The tournament will be held on Sunday, September 8th at the Chalk Mountain Golf Course in Atascadero. There will be tons of prizes, auctions and a chance to win a car! Last year’s tournament raised over $11,000 for Atascadero Youth Sports groups. To register please call 4614924 or email atascaderopoliceassociation@yahoo. com.

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Join us Saturdays August 4th through August 25th to watch Movies in the Gardens! Bring the whole family out to enjoy a FREE movie outdoors on the BIG screen!!! Bring blankets and lowback chairs.

Show times are approximately 8:15 pm August 4th Winnie the Pooh

August 11th The Lion King

August 18th Antz

August 25th Dolphin Tale

All Shows are held in the Sunken Gardens Park, located at 6500 Palma Avenue. All movies are family appropriate. For questions, please call 805-461-5000 or visit us online at Atascadero Magazine r35

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Most fun and family-friendly school in the North County! We are the only school in the county to compete in the LEAGUE and NBL circuits in fighting and self-defense divisions. We offer Summer Programs for Children. Martial Arts for Ages 3 to Adult Little Ninjas ages 3-6 Mon & Wed 4:30-5:00 Tues & Thur 4:30-5:00 Tues & Thur 5:00-5:30

Jr MMA ages 6-12 Mon & Wed Beginner 3:45-4:30 Mon & Wed Inter/Adv 5:15-6:00 Tue & Thur Beginner 5:30-6:15 Tue & Thur Inter/Adv 3:45-4:30

Adult Tues & Thur 6:15-7:30

Cardio Kickboxing Mon, Wed & Fri 6:00-7:00


PACIFIC COAST MARTIAL ARTS ACADEMY Visit us at 3250 El Camino Real, Suite B, Atascadero

Come in & Enter to WIN a FREE Birthday Party!

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Community Services Department Our Mission To provide and facilitate programs and services that enhance the quality of life, well-being and economic vitality of the community.

Brady Cherry Community Services Director 470-3406 Alan Baker Zoo Director 461-5080 Jennifer Fanning Recreation Supervisor Colony Park Community Center Director 470-3426

Paula Anton Recreation Supervisor 470-3472

Audrey Banks Pavilion Coordinator 470-3178

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Director’s Message

Community Services Department Dear Resident, Summer and Fall are around the corner, and with them come some terrific seasonal youth sports. For parents with kids getting ready play, the new season is an exciting time. The kids are anticipating playing with their friends and having a successful season with the team. Anything is possible, as the season is full of promise. At the youth level, the game is based upon development and enjoyment (although some adults forget this.) Youth sports are a great opportunity for parents to get involved with their kids.

es was “pounding me down” with his criticism. I’m sure that the coach had no idea about the effect his coaching style had on my daughter. Nonetheless, there it was. It’s kind of sad, because she was not motivated to play, and no coach sets out to make a kid feel that way. But it happens, a lot more than we would like to think. Every coach and parent wants to see their kids improve their skills and have fun. We all need to be mindful of taking a positive approach to kids and competition. All we can really ask is that the kids do their best, and we must take care to allow them to really enjoy it.

There are many roles to play, from board member or coach, to “team mom”. The most important role you can play, however, is supportive parent. Think about your expectations for your son or daughter. Are they realistic? One third of all youth participants drop out of sports because of one of the following factors: 1) constant criticism or disapproval: 2) over competitive emphasis from adults; 3) too little playing time; 4) poor or negative communication by the coach; and 5) inappropriate rules structure for immature athletes. These things hit home with me, because I have seen them all at one time or another. Driving home from a game, I can remember one of my daughters telling me that she felt like one of her coach-

As the games and seasons go by and the kids grow older, they come closer and closer to playing that last game. It might be this year, or sometime in high school or beyond. I urge you to embrace these moments with your kids while you can. Every game is a privilege you have to sit and watch your child out there playing on the Àeld or the court. Embrace every game you have the pleasure to be there. After the game, let your child know how you enjoy being there. Share some of your positive thoughts about the game with them. It doesn’t last long, but you will have some rich and wonderful memories of this special time in their life, and yours. Brady D. Cherry, M.A.

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Check Out Our New Programs New & Classes This Summer! New outh Y r e Summ ll League tba e k 8th s a h B g u ro 3rd th ades Gr ays d k e We 8/3 6/25- orts” th S “You


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Zoo Summer Camps Camp for Grades K thru 5th

Fun & Exciting Topics to Choose From... Or Choose Them All!

Space is limited! Registration begins May 18th!

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Conference Room

Dance Room Exercise Room


Rooms in the Community Center are available for rent. For more information please visit or call 470-3426.

Are you 50+ years and looking for Fun?



Check out the Atascadero Fun Club! Classes, Events, Trips & more!


Go to the “Seniors & Boomers” pages-look for the duck Send us your email address and we’ll add you to our mailing list of upcoming activities and events! Call 470-3426 or email

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Hours of Operation SCHOOL IN SESSION Monday-Friday Afterschool to 6:00 pm Saturday CLOSED Sunday CLOSED *closed some holidays-check our website

SCHOOL BREAKS & HOLIDAYS Monday-Friday 12:00-6:00 pm Saturday CLOSED Sunday CLOSED

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The Teen Center is open to all teens in 7th through 12th grade. There is a $10 yearly membership fee (scholarships available). Each teen will receive a Teen Center Membership Card to be scanned each time he/she enters the Teen Center. Each member must have a signed waiver to participate and must follow all Teen Center Rules. Please bring waivers to the Colony Park Community Center, 5599 Traffic Way to sign-up! Anyone under the age of 12 must be accompanied in the Community Center by a parent or guardian. For more information please call 805-470-3360.

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Pavilion on the Lake 9315 Pismo Ave Phone: (805) 470-3178 Fax: (805) 470-3179


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Pavilion Features

*Hardwood Floors in Lakeview Rooms * Lakeside Balcony and Covered Patio *Easy Access and Parking * Lakeside Gazebo *5’ Round Tables, 8’ Banquet Tables *Onsite Rental Equipment *Portable staging *10’ Wall Mounted Screen *Paci¿c Harvest Catering (see next page)

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The Pavilion on the Lake, Atascadero’s premiere rental facility is ideal for your next meeting, luncheon or special event. From weddings to conferences, the Pavilion will provide an exceptional atmosphere for your guests. Room

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87’ x 50’




Community Room


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21.5’ x 15’




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Theater Classroom


Pavilion on the Lake


Whether you need service for a small intimate luncheon or a large wedding, Paci¿c Harvest Catering can accommodate all of your catering needs. Paci¿c Harvest Catering offers a wide variety of cuisine from your basic barbecue to a seven course wine maker dinner. With over 5 years of combined experience in the food service industry, Paci¿c Harvest Catering will make your next event memorable.

Paci¿c Harvest Catering is a premiere boutique catering company serving the California Central Coast. Launched by Chef Seth White in 005, Paci¿c Harvest has built a reputation for using fresh local fare to create Àavorful meals and memorable events. Their energetic staff caters parties for 0 to 00 guests that regularly include elegant wine country weddings, corporate retreats, appetizer parties, and rustic barbecues.

Customized Menus Flavorful CreativeCuisine Innovative Style For more information on catering for your next event at the Pavilion: call 805-464-0944 or email info#paci¿ <ou may also visit www.paci¿

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5493 TRAFFIC WAY | 805-461-7606 The City of Atascadero has the only Central Coast Indoor Skate Park and OutGRRU%0;3DUN)DFLOLW\ORFDWHGDW7UDIĂ&#x20AC;F:D\7KHSDUNLVVWDIIHGDQG open to the public. Please call for current hours of operation. The inside 8,000 sq ft. wood construction consists of a 4 ft bowl with a spine, multi tiered staging over the stairs and banks, double mini ramp with spine and a pyramid area. The kids can hang out in the lounge Monday-Thursday 3:00-5:00 pm FREE 5:00-7:00 pm $3 area and there are concessions for sale. More Info:

Summer Hours*

Friday The outdoor BMX Park consists of Skatewave modular 3:00-5:00 pm FREE equipment: quarter pipes, a pyramid, grind boxes and 7:00-9:00 pm $3 ledges, banks and benches. All participants must have a signed waiver form prior to park entry and helmets with Saturdays straps are required. Recommended to bring your own 3:00-5:00 pm $3 helmet or you can rent a helmet for $2 and a skateboard for $3. The Skate Park is available for supervised pri- Sundays (BMX) 4:00-6:00 pm $5 vate parties for $50 per hour.

Ages: 8-16 yrs.

Ages: 8-16 yrs.

Do you like trick riding BMX bikes? Do you want to learn new skills and tricks? Would you like to learn in a positive environment? Come out and learn to ride trick BMX bikes from some of the best BMX riders in the area. Beginning to intermediate levels of BMX bike riding ability are welcome. Our goal is to develop skills, sportsmanship, and park etiquette. BMX riders must bring a BMX bike, and a helmet. Protective elbow and knee pads are highly recommended. To get more detailed information please contact 461-7606. Registration will be taken at the ATown Park, Atascadero City Hall located at 6907 El Camino Real or register online at


Time 9:00am-12:00pm 9:00am-12:00pm

$50 residents, $55 non-residents

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6:00-8:00 pm $5

Summer Scooter-Skate Camp

(5-7yrs. parent present)

Days Dates Mon-Wed 6/25-6/27 Mon-Wed 7/30-8/1

5:00-7:00 pm $3

*Please call to confirm hours of operation

Summer BMX Camp

Activity # 5725.471 5725.472

5:00-7:00 pm $3 (BMX)9:00-11:00 pm $5

(5-7yrs. parent present)

Do you like skate boarding & scooter riding? Do you want to learn new skills and tricks? Would you like to learn in a positive environment? Come out and learn from some of the best skaters & scooter riders in the area. Beginners to intermediate levels of ability are welcome. Our goal is to develop skills, sportsmanship, and park etiquette. Campers must bring a skateboard or scooter DQGDKHOPHW7KLVIXQĂ&#x20AC;OOHGZHHNZLOOLQFOXGHSOD\ing some games, have an optional skate/scooter competition and get to know the Skate Park staff! For more information please contact the A-Town Park at 461-7606. Registration will be taken at the skate park, Atascadero City Hall 6907 El Camino Real or register online at Activity # Days 5726.471 Mon-Wed 5726.472 Mon-Wed Fee:

Dates Time 6/25-6/27 12:00-3:00pm 7/30-8/1 12:00-3:00 pm

$50 residents, $55 non-residents



Located near the Atascadero Lake Park, the construction of the beautiful â&#x20AC;&#x153;Faces of Freedomâ&#x20AC;? Veterans Memorial was initiated by the Atascadero Veterans MemoULDO)RXQGDWLRQ$&1RQ3URĂ&#x20AC;W2UJDQL]DWLRQWKH $90)ZDVIRXQGHGVSHFLĂ&#x20AC;FDOO\WRGHVLJQDQGWREXLOG a World Class Veterans Memorial here on the California Central Coast with a completed value of nearly $1,000,000. Built to honor all of Americaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Veterans, the Memorial has three unique components: Heroâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Wall, the â&#x20AC;&#x153;Faces of Freedomâ&#x20AC;? Statue, and â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Pathway WR)UHHGRPÂľ+HUR¡V:DOOVSHFLĂ&#x20AC;FDOO\KRQRUVRYHU 6DQ /XLV 2ELVSR &RXQW\ 9HWHUDQV ZKR KDYH SDLG WKH XOWLPDWHSULFHZLWKWKHLUVHOĂ HVVVHUYLFHDQGVDFULĂ&#x20AC;FHWR our nation. The â&#x20AC;&#x153;Faces of Freedomâ&#x20AC;? Statue represents an artistic timeline that honors our nationsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; military KHURHVIURP::,WRWKHSUHVHQW7KHĂ&#x20AC;QDOFRPSRQHQW

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Colony Park

5599 TrafĂ&#x20AC;c :ay

2 Softball Fields Outdoor Basketball Courts Group BBQ Area Restrooms Parking Play Area

To reserve a park space please call 461-5000 Atascadero Lake Park 9305 Pismo Avenue

Bandstand BBQ areas Sand volleyball court Playground Boat/Kayak rentals Horseshoe pits Tables Lakeside Trail Wading Pool

Apple Valley Park

1980 San Ramon Road Open Greenspace BBQ Areas Walking Path

Heilmann Park County 2perated

10000 El Bordo Road 805 781-5930 www.slocounty

Stadium Park Capistrano Ave @

Hwy 41 Bridge

Oak Woodland Hiking/Bike Trails Sitting Areas

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Dog Park Water Spray Ground Playground Group Picnic Areas Disc Golf Course

RECREATION GUIDE Paloma Creek Park 2 Softball Fields Playground Equestrian Arena Little League Field 2 Multi-purpose Fields


City of Atascadero Facility & Park Rental Fees

Paloma Creek Park

A-1on-ProÀt B-Private

All Fields (softball, soccer, or baseball)



$150/day $55/day $55/day

$150/day $55/day $80/day

$20/hr $75/day $100/day

$20/hr $75/day $200/day

Pavilion on the /ake



Ranger House Colony Park Community Center



$50/hr $30/hr $25/hr $55/hr

$55/hr $35/hr $30/hr $60/hr

Atascadero /ake Park

Gazebo BBQ Areas (1, 2 & 3) Bandstand *$12 additional fee for electricity for bounce houses

Colony Park

Softball Fields BBQ Area

Sunken *ardens


11665 Viejo Camino

Facilities for rates

Dance/Exercise Room Arts & Crafts Room Conference Room Gymnasium

City Hall

Public Meeting Room (Mon-Thurs, 8:30am-5pm) $25/hr $35/hr Please call for rates 0XVWSURYLGH1RQ3URÀW7D[,'WRUHFHLYH1RQ3URÀWUDWH **Rates vary according to rental times and may be higher for nonAtascadero residents. Please call 805.470.3426 for exact rate quote.

Vet·s Memorial

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Figures & Faces

Pick up your brush and join our class exploring the exciting world of watercolor. Enjoy learning a variety of techniques while painting landVFDSHVĂ RUDOVVHDVFDSHVDQGVWLOOOLIH)RUVXSply list please call instructor. This class includes beginners thru advanced students.

Multi-media workshop class with students painting independently using oils, acrylics, pastel and pencil on subjects of their choice.

Instructor: Evelyn Ingram, 466-7459 Ages: 13+ yrs.

Activity # 3600.471 3600.472 3601.471 3601.472

Days Wed Wed Thurs Thurs

Dates 5/23-6/27 7/11-8/15 5/24-6/28 7/12-8/16

Time 9:00am-12:00pm 9:00am-12:00pm 1:00-4:00 pm 1:00-4:00 pm

Location: Fee:

Colony Park Community Center, Arts & Crafts Room $40 residents, $44 non-residents

Instructor: Evelyn Ingram, 466-7459 Ages: 13+ yrs.

Activity # Days Dates 3602.471 Thur 5/24-6/28 3602.472 Thur 7/12-8/16

Time 9:00am-12:00pm 9:00am-12:00pm

Location: Colony Park Community Center, Arts & Crafts Room Fee: $40 residents, $44 non-residents

Collage Art

Instructor: Katie Bent-Slay, 832-882-5775 Ages: 13+ yrs.


This class is for beginners to advanced artists! Collage with photos, beads, shells, metal, wax and more! Make natural or abstract work with texture, creativity and a piece of you! Activity # Days 3881.471 Mon & Wed 3881.472 Mon & Wed

Mosaic Art

Instructor: Katie Bent-Slay, 832-882-5775 Ages: 13+ yrs.


Make amazing mosaics for your garden, your home or for your loved ones. Using class, ceramic and decorative tiles, marbles, stones, shells and other treasures, you will love each project! Activity # Days Dates Time 3880.471 Tues & Thur 6/5-6/28 6:45-7:45 pm 3880.472 Tues & Thur 7/10-8/2 5:00-6:00 pm Location: Colony Park Community Center, Arts & Crafts Room Fee: $60 residents, $66 non-residents Special: $5 discount to addtâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;l family members Materials: $15 material fee due to instructor at 1st class

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Dates Time 6/4-6/27 5:30-6:30 pm 7/9-8/1 6:00-7:00 pm

Location: Colony Park Community Center, Arts & Crafts Room Fee: $60 residents, $66 non-residents Special: $5 discount to addtâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;l family members Materials: $10 material fee due to instructor at 1st class

Making Chainmaille Jewelry


fun way to make jewelry from jump rings. The instructor, Karen Clanin, has been making chainmaille for 4 years and you can see samples of various weaves at kclanin/new_jewelry. In each class you will learn how to make a different weave. The kit you will purchase will have enough rings for an 8â&#x20AC;? chain and a pair of matching earrings, and will also include a clasp and ear wires. Costs of kits will vary according to the rings required for the individual weave we will be doing, but should be between $15 and $20. Bright aluminum is the most common wire we use, as it does not tarnish and is light weight. The class is 3 hours long, and while not DOO VWXGHQWV ZLOO Ă&#x20AC;QLVK D SURMHFW LQ WKH  KRXUV they will have learned how to do the weave and ZLWK WKH WXWRULDO KDQG RXW ZLOO EH DEOH WR Ă&#x20AC;QLVK at home. The instructor has a few sets of pliers to loan for the class, but it is advisable that each student bring a pair of smooth jawed pliers for the FODVV WKH\FDQEHFKDLQQRVHRUĂ DWQRVHSOLHUVRU one of each). The weaves scheduled are: Calyaso on June 4, Celtic Visions on July 9 and European 4-n-1 on Aug. 6. Feel free to contact the instructor by phone or email if you have any questions. Activity # 3754.471 3754.472 3754.473

Days Mon Mon Mon

Dates 6/4 7/9 8/6

Time 10:00am-1:00pm 10:00am-1:00pm 10:00am-1:00pm

Location: Colony Park Community Center Fee: $35 residents, $38.50 non-residents Materials: Will vary from $15-20/class

Donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t Miss Out!

Register early because a class may be cancelled if it does not meet the minimum enrollment.


Your little stuff will love creating with paper, feathers, butWRQVĂ&#x20AC;QJHUSDLQW and more! Activity # 3661.471 3661.472

Days Dates Time Fri 6/8-6/29 10:00-11:00 am Fri 7/13-8/10 10:00-11:00 am

Location: Colony Park Community Center, Arts & Crafts Room Fee: $45 residents, $49.50 non-residents


Instructor: Katie Bent-Slay, 832-882-5775 Ages: 13+ yrs.


Instructor: Karen Clanin, 466-3775 or New Little Stuff Art Ages: 12+ yrs. Instructor: Katie Bent-Slay, 832-882-5775 Chainmaille is a Ages: 4-6 yrs.


Sculpture for beginners to advanced artists. Create with clay, paper mache, wood, wire and other mediums. Each project will teach you 3-D form, history of sculpture and fundamentals. Activity # Days Dates Time 3882.471 Tues & Thur 6/5-6/28 5:30-6:30 pm Location: Colony Park Community Center, Arts & Crafts Room Fee: $60 residents, $66 non-residents Special: $5 discount to addtâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;l family members Materials: $15 material fee due to instructor at 1st class

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Summer Swim Program Making WAVES!




Level 2: Stroke Readiness


Level 3: Stroke Development & Expansion



Private & Semi-Private



Parent & Me


Rec Swim


Adult Lap Swim


Adult Water Exercise (16+)


Registration Info It’s easy to register!


Group Lessons (Mon-Fri) Session Session 1 Session 2 Session 3 Session 4

Dates 6/18-6/29 7/2-7/13 7/16-7/27 7/30-8/10

Cost $62 $57* $62 $62

Lap Swim Rec Swim

6/18-8/17* $4/day 6/18-8/17* $5/day


Swim Passes (for Lap Swim or Rec Swim)

10 uses


*Swim passes can be purchased at City Hall or AHS Pool

Sessions are Monday-Friday for 2 weeks at the scheduled time. *POOL CLOSED 7/4


Dates & Cost


Private & Semi-Private Lessons (Mon-Fri) Session Session 1 Session 2 Session 3 Session 4 Session 5 Session 6

Dates 6/25-6/29 7/9-7/13 7/16-7/20 7/23-7/27 7/30-8/3 8/6-8/10

Cost $110/$75 $110/$75 $110/$75 $110/$75 $110/$75 $110/$75

Parent & Me (Mon & Wed) Session Session 1 Session 2 Session 3 Session 4

Dates 6/18-6/27 7/2-7/11 7/16-7/25 7/30-8/8

Cost $28 $21* $28 $28

Adult Water Exercise (Tues & Thurs) Session Session 1 Session 2 Session 3 Session 4

Dates 6/19-6/28 7/3-7/12 7/17-7/26 7/31-8/9

Atascadero Lake Park Wading Pool Open Sat & Sun June 23-August 19 12:00-3:00 pm $1/day

Open to ages 7 & younger (No diapers-swim diapers required)

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Level 1

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3-6 3-6 3-6 3-6 3-6 3-6 3-6 3-6 3-6 3-6 3-6 3-6 3-6 3-6 3-6 3-6

Level 2


6/18-6/29 6/18-6/29 6/18-6/29 6/18-6/29 7/2-7/13* 7/2-7/13* 7/2-7/13* 7/2-7/13* 7/16-7/27 7/16-7/27 7/16-7/27 7/16-7/27 7/30-8/10 7/30-8/10 7/30-8/10 7/30-8/10

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3-6 3-6 3-6 3-6 3-6 3-6 3-6 3-6 3-6 3-6 3-6 3-6 3-6 3-6 3-6 3-6


6/18-6/29 6/18-6/29 6/18-6/29 6/18-6/29 7/2-7/13* 7/2-7/13* 7/2-7/13* 7/2-7/13* 7/16-7/27 7/16-7/27 7/16-7/27 7/16-7/27 7/30-8/10 7/30-8/10 7/30-8/10 7/30-8/10

Level 3

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#1 #1 #1 #1 #2 #2 #2 #2 #3 #3 #3 #3 #4 #4 #4 #4

4-10 4-10 4-10 4-10 4-10 4-10 4-10 4-10 4-10 4-10 4-10 4-10 4-10 4-10 4-10 4-10

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6/18-6/29 6/18-6/29 6/18-6/29 6/18-6/29 7/2-7/13* 7/2-7/13* 7/2-7/13* 7/2-7/13* 7/16-7/27 7/16-7/27 7/16-7/27 7/16-7/27 7/30-8/10 7/30-8/10 7/30-8/10 7/30-8/10


9:00-9:30 am 9:40-10:10 am 10:20-10:50 am 11:00-11:30 am 9:00-9:30 am 9:40-10:10 am 10:20-10:50 am 11:00-11:30 am 9:00-9:30 am 9:40-10:10 am 10:20-10:50 am 11:00-11:30 am 9:00-9:30 am 9:40-10:10 am 10:20-10:50 am 11:00-11:30 am

*Pool is Closed July 4th


9:00-9:30 am 9:40-10:10 am 10:20-10:50 am 11:00-11:30 am 9:00-9:30 am 9:40-10:10 am 10:20-10:50 am 11:00-11:30 am 9:00-9:30 am 9:40-10:10 am 10:20-10:50 am 11:00-11:30 am 9:00-9:30 am 9:40-10:10 am 10:20-10:50 am 11:00-11:30 am


9:00-9:30 am 9:40-10:10 am 10:20-10:50 am 11:00-11:30 am 9:00-9:30 am 9:40-10:10 am 10:20-10:50 am 11:00-11:30 am 9:00-9:30 am 9:40-10:10 am 10:20-10:50 am 11:00-11:30 am 9:00-9:30 am 9:40-10:10 am 10:20-10:50 am 11:00-11:30 am

Register On Line at www.atascadero. org 24 hrs/7 days a week

or go to City Hall, Mon-Thurs,

8:30 am to 5:00 pm


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Level 4

Please call 461-5000 for more information!


$110 $110 $110 $110 $110 $110 $110 $110 $110 $110 $110 $110

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RECREATION GUIDE Water Polo Camp Do you like Water Polo? Do you want to learn new skills and tricks? Would you like to learn in a positive environment? Come out and learn to play Water Polo from AHS water polo coach and players. Beginning and intermediate playersâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; ability are welcome. Our goal is to develop shooting and dribbling skills along with working on offensive and defensive skills. Participants must bring a swim suit and towel. Throughout this IXQĂ&#x20AC;OOHGZHHN\RXZLOOOHDUQPRUHDERXWZDWHUSROR OHDUQDERXWZKDWVNLOOV\RXZDQWWRZRUNRQSOD\VRPH JDPHVJHWDJURXSSLFWXUHWDNHQKDYHDQRSWLRQDOZDWHUSRORFRPSHWLWLRQDQGHDWSL]]DRQWKHODVWGD\ Activity # 5727.473 Location: )HH 

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Guard Start Camp Ages: 10-15 yrs.

The City of Atascadero Department of Community 6HUYLFHVLVHQFRXUDJLQJVWURQJ\RXQJVZLPPHUVDJHV 10 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 15 years to enroll in Guard Start Camp at the Atascadero High School Pool during the month of June. This course is designed to build individuals skills necessary to pass the Red Cross Lifeguarding course. The camp will not qualify a participant to be a lifeguard: however it will serve as a foundation for further training in Lifeguarding and aquatics. The goals and objectives of the Guard Start Camp are to educate the participants in the skills necessary to help others in an emergency situation and to help our participants build a sense of team work and self-respect that will be an asset in future endeavors. We take pride in offering a variety of challenging activities in a fun atmosphere. &DPDUDGHULH VHOIUHVSHFW SK\VLFDO FRQGLWLRQLQJ DQG good clean fun are all important aspects of the Guard 6WDUW&DPS7KHUHZLOOEHDSL]]DSDUW\RQWKHODVWGD\ of camp Activity # 2751.471

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RECREATION GUIDE %GTVKĹżECVKQP6TCKPKPI Online Driverâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Education

Instructor: Erika Vieyra, or 510-537-2755 Ages: 15+ yrs. Independence is just a click away! This is an online course with videos, animated driving scenarios, and sample test questions. Learn the rules of the road, major causes of WUDIĂ&#x20AC;F FROOLVLRQV '09 SURFHGXUHV DQG PXFK PRUH  $ OLFHQVHGLQVWUXFWRULVDYDLODEOHWRDQVZHUDQ\TXHVWLRQV5HFHLYH'09DSSURYHG&HUWLĂ&#x20AC;FDWHRI&RPSOHtion. Sign up anytime & get started today!! Activity # 3281.471 3281.472 3281.473

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Location: At home - On your computer Fee: $49 residents, $53.90 non-residents

Beginning Dog Obedience

,QVWUXFWRU.DUHQ&ODQLQ or Ages: 8+ yrs. .DUHQ&ODQLQKDVEHHQLQVWUXFWLQJFODVVHVDW DOOOHYHOVVLQFHDQGWDXJKWIRUWKH&LW\RI Atascadero from 1979 to 2008. Karen took a break from classes and is now back instructLQJ7KH%HJLQQLQJ'RJ2EHGLHQFHFODVVZLOO cover sit-stand-down, walking on a leash without pulling, come when called, sit & down stay. Karenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s methods are mostly positive reinforcement, making the learning fun for the owner as well as the dog. Karen and her husband startHG/RV3DGUHV2EHGLHQFH&OXELQ6DQWD%DUEDUDLQWKHLUPRWWRKDVDOZD\VEHHQ´+DSSLQHVVLV DZHOOWUDLQHGGRJÂľ)RUWKHĂ&#x20AC;UVWFODVVEULQJ\RXUGRJRQWKHFROODU\RXKDYH EXFNOHWUDLQLQJFROODU RUSLQFKFROODU DQGWKHOHDVK\RXKDYH QRKDUQHVVHVSOHDVH 3URSHUHTXLSPHQWZLOOEHGLVFXVVHGLQ WKHĂ&#x20AC;UVWFODVV$OVREULQJDVPHOO\WDVW\HDV\WRVZDOORZWUDLQLQJWUHDW SLHFHVRIVWULQJFKHHVHVPDOO pieces of hot dog or a semi-moist commercial treat work well). Karen suggests keeping the treats in a fanny pack so they are easy to get to. A copy of the dogâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s immunization record, available from your YHWHULQDULDQPXVWEHEURXJKWWRWKHĂ&#x20AC;UVWFODVVIRU.DUHQWRNHHS&ODVVLVVFKHGXOHGIRUKRXUEXW PD\UXQRYHUVOLJKWO\VRSOHDVHDOORZWKHWLPH&KLOGUHQXQGHUPXVWEHDFFRPSDQLHGE\DQDGXOW as they may require assistance. This class is not for aggressive dogs, if you have a question about this contact Karen and she may meet you privately for evaluation. Please no wolf or wolf-hybrids in class. Activity # 

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Location: Atascadero Lake Park Bandstand Fee: $100 residents, $110 non-residents

Hunter Education


Completion of this class is required for DOO Ă&#x20AC;UVWWLPH KXQWHUV in California to obtain a California Hunter 6DIHW\ &HUWLĂ&#x20AC;FDWH DQG is required for most hunters who want WR KXQW RXWRIVWDWH Course material in FOXGHV Ă&#x20AC;UHDUPV VDIHW\ VSRUWVPDQVKLS DQG wildlife conservation. The course material is geared for students of all ages; howev HUDPLQLPXPDJHRI\HDUVLVUHFRPPHQGHG$WWHQGDQFHLV MANDATORY to all four classes. A written and practical test is JLYHQ7KLVFODVVLVOLPLWHGWRSHRSOHDQGZLOOĂ&#x20AC;OOXSTXLFNO\ so register early! <ou must read the Ă&#x20AC;rst 2 chapters & complete the chapter Tuestionnaire prior to the Ă&#x20AC;rst class. Textbook given when you register at City Hall. Activity #3450.472 Days Dates 0RQGD\  7XHVGD\  7KXUVGD\  6DWXUGD\ 

Ice Cream Zoofari July 14, 2012 5:30-8:30 pm Charles Paddock Zoo Cool down on a warm summer evening at the Charles Paddock Zooâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s ice creamĂ&#x20AC;lled event. Your entry includes all you can eat ice cream, sundaes, root beer Ă oats, sugar-free treats and so much more. Enjoy an evening with exotic animals and exotic ice cream!


Location: Santa Lucia Sportsmanâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Association Clubhouse (Santa Clara Road) Fee: UHVLGHQWVQRQUHVLGHQWV

Do You Have A Talent You Would Like To Teach Others? The City of Atascadero Community Services Department is looking for instructors to teach classes at the Colony Park Community Center. We are looking for instructors for a variety of classes. If you would like to teach a class or would like more information, please call 470-3426.

Join the fun from 5:30-8:30 pm! Ticket Prices: Children 2 yrs and under - FREE, Children 3-11 yrs - $, Adults (ages 12 and over) $10, CC Zoo Society Members receive a $1 discount on each ticket. Call (805) 41-5083 for more information.


Instructor: Jim Bermann Age Recommendation: 12+ yrs.

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Dance & Fitness


Instructor: Kathy Cinowalt, 466-3502 Ages: Adult & Youth (8+ yrs.) Born in the Appalachian Mountains, clogging is a lively upbeat dance form that is performed to all W\SHVRIPXVLF,W·VDIXQZD\WRVWD\ÀWDQGPHHWQHZIULHQGV1RSDUWQHUQHHGHGBeginning clogging runs approximately 20 weeks and will be open to NEW beginners during the month of September-no new beginners during the summer* This class is open to families and children 8 years and older. Beginning* (NEW beginners can only register in September)

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Dates 6/6-6/27* 7/11-8/1 8/8-8/29

Time 9:00-10:00 am 9:00-10:00 am 9:00-10:00 am Time 10:00-11:00 am 10:00-11:00 am 10:00-11:00 am Time 11:00am-12:00pm 11:00am-12:00pm 11:00am-12:00pm

Location: Colony Park Community Center Fee: $20/residents, $22 non-residents Special: $5 discount to addt’l family members

Youth Fitness Camp




Instructor: Carol Janssen, cdjanssen@ Ages: 18+ yrs.

This total body, high intensity program, utilizing free weights, resistance & body weight masterfully combines resistance, intervals, power, plyometrics & endurance. Along with driving, Get Ready for Summer Activmotivating music, participants jam through ities & Fall Sports! Get stronR.I.P.P.E.D. with smiles, determination & ger, faster, improve balance and agility through strength. Bring light (3-5 lb) dumbells to class. fun activities, games, and workouts. This is the camp for you! Sports nutrition and injury preven- Activity # Days Dates Time tion & care will also be discussed. 3723.471 Sat 6/9-7/14 9:00am-9:50am

Instructor: Kelli Downs Ages: 6th-9th Grades

Activity # Day 6210.471 Mon-Fri

Dates 6/25-6/29

Time 9:00-11:30 am

Location: Colony Park Community Center Gym Fee: $75 resident, $82.50 non-resident

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Location: Colony Park Community Center Fee: $45/session residents $49.50/session non-residents


Dance Zumba®

Instructor: Carol Janssen, cdjanssen@ Ages: 18+ yrs.

Beginning Line Dancing

The Zumba® Fitness program fuses energizing Latin rhythms and easy-to-follow moves for a highly effective intervalstyle class. Before participants know it, they are JHWWLQJÀWDQGWRQHG:HDUWHQQLVVKRHVDQGEULQJ a water bottle. Classes are $6 each and on-goingjoin anytime! A punch pass can be purchased and can be used anytime for any Zumba® class-they don’t expire.

Line dancing is a choreographed sequence of steps performed in unison by several dancers all facing the same direction in parallel lines. The dance music includes Hip Hop, Ballroom, Swing and Country Western. You never need a partner and have lots of fun and get great exercise without knowing it.

Days Sat Tues

Location: Colony Park Community Center Fee: $20/session residents $22/session non-residents Special: $5 discount to addt’l family members

Time 10:00-11:00 am 6:00-7:00 pm

Zumba® Toning

When it comes to body sculpting, Zumba Toning raises the bar (or rather the toning stick). The class combines targeted body sculpting exercises and high energy cardio work with Latin infused Zumba moves to create a calorie torching, strength training dance ÀWQHVVSDUW\ Days Thurs

Time 6:00-7:00 pm

Punch Passes For all Zumba Classes: Activity # Pass 3720.471 $30 June punch pass (5 classes) 3720.472 $30 July punch pass (5 classes) 3720.473 $30 August punch pass (5 classes) 3721.471 3721.472 3721.473

$60 June punch pass (10 classes) $60 July punch pass (10 classes) $60 August punch pass (10 classes)

Instructor: Reon Monson, 460-9757 Ages: 18+ yrs.

Activity # Days Dates 3186.471 Tues 6/5-6/26 3186.472 Tues 7/3-7/17* 3186.473 Tues 7/31-8/21 *3 week session ($15)

Time 10:00am-11:00am 10:00am-11:00am 10:00am-11:00am

Intermediate Line Dancing

Instructor: Reon Monson, 460-9757 Ages: 18+ yrs. Line dancing is a choreographed sequence of steps performed in unison by several dancers all facing the same direction in parallel lines. The dance music includes Hip Hop, Ballroom, Swing and Country Western. You never need a partner and have lots of fun and get great exercise without knowing it. Activity # Days Dates 3185.471 Tues 6/5-6/26 3185.472 Tues 7/3-7/17* 3185.473 Tues 7/31-8/21 *3 week session ($15)

Time 9:00am-10:00am 9:00am-10:00am 9:00am-10:00am

Location: Colony Park Community Center Fee: $20/session residents $22/session non-residents Special: $5 discount to addt’l family members

Drop In Fee: $6/class Location: Colony Park Community Center

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American Tribal Style® Belly Dance

Instructor: Leslie Thompson, 550-6944 Ages: 18+ yrs.

Adult Sports Summer Adult Softball League Ages: 16+ Yrs.

Belly Dancing is fun and energizing! Through structured, low-impact moves, veteran performer and teacher, Leslie, will help you improve your core strength, musicality, and self-image. Dropins welcome! Activity # Days 3109.471 Thurs 3109.472 Thurs *No class 7/5

Dates 6/7-7/19* 7/26-8/30

Time 3:30-4:30 pm 3:30-4:30 pm


$45/six week session residents, $49.50/six week session non-residents OR $8 drop-in fee

Don’t Miss Out!

Register early because a class may be cancelled if it does not meet the minimum enrollment.

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The Summer Adult Softball Men’s and Coed Leagues run from the week of July 16 through November 2012. The league will run 15 weeks. Applications are accepted on a team basis only. Rosters must have a minimum of 12 players with a maximum of 18. A mandatory manager’s meeting will be held Wednesday, July 11th at Atascadero City Hall conference room #4. Team schedules will be handed out at this time. Coed Team Managers will meet at 6:00 p.m. and Men’s Team Managers will meet at 6:30 p.m. League:

July 16-November 1, 2012 (no games 7/23-7/27) Registration: June 11-21 Location: Paloma Creek Park Softball Fields Fee: $590.00/team 8+ non-residents, add 10% ($59); less than 8 non-residents, add $5/player Coed–Monday & Wednesday Activity #: 1100.471 Men’s–Tuesday & Thursday Activity #: 1000.471


Youth Sports Kidz Love Soccer 1-888-372-5803

Kidz 2-10 years of age learn the worldâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s most popular sport from professional coaches trained in the Kidz Love Soccer method. A session experience includes age appropriate activities: skill demonstrations, fun games, and instructional scrimmages conducted in a non-competitive, recreational format. Kidz Love Soccer: â&#x20AC;&#x153;Where the score is always fun to fun.â&#x20AC;? Log onto WWW. KIDZLOVESOCCER.COM for more information. 6KLQJXDUGVUHTXLUHGDIWHUĂ&#x20AC;UVWPHHWLQJ Age Group Dates 7/11-8/29

Day Wed

Fee $80 residents $88 non-residents

Location: Sunken Gardens Park

Mommy/Daddy & Me Soccer (Ages: 2 - 3.5 yrs.) Introduce yourself and your toddler to the â&#x20AC;&#x153;Worldâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Most Popular Gameâ&#x20AC;?! As you and your child participate in our fun age appropriate activities, your child will be developing their motor skills and socialization skills. A variety of activities designed around the game of soccer will be played each week. 7KHIXQKDSSHQVRQWKHĂ&#x20AC;HOGDQGDW0RPmy/Daddy & Me Soccer you wonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t have to watch from the side lines.



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7/11-8/29 6208.472

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5:00-5:35 pm

7/11-8/29 6206.472

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5:00-5:35 pm

7/11-8/29 6200.472

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3:30-4:15 pm

7/11-8/29 6203.472

Soccer 2/3 7-10 yrs

4:15-5:00 pm

7/11-8/29 6204.472

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real soccer situation, venture into the fun tactical side of scrimmaging. Players 7-10 years will enjoy age appropriate soccer matches and be guided through the possibilities by a KLS youth specialist. Attack and scoring goals! Pace and possession! Defense and Transition! Themes such as these and continued individual skill building will be explored fully on the VRFFHUĂ&#x20AC;HOGE\\RXQJVRFFHUDĂ&#x20AC;FLRQDGRV

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Ages: 8-12 yrs.

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Ages: 11-15 yrs.

Activity # Days Dates Time 6225.471 Mon & Wed 6/4-6/27 3:45-4:45 pm 6225.472 Mon & Wed 7/2-7/25* 3:45-4:45 pm 6225.473 Mon & Wed 7/30-8/22 3:45-4:45 pm *No class 7/4 Fee: $65 resident, $71.50 non-resident

Ages: 14+ yrs.

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Do You Have A Talent You Would Like To Teach Others? The City of Atascadero Community Services Department is looking for instructors to teach classes at the Colony Park Community Center. We are looking for instructors for a variety of classes. If you would like to teach a class or would like more information, please call 4703426.

Mid-Coast Volleyball Camp



Instructor: Doug Harbottle, 441-6906 Ages: 12-18 yrs. This instructional volleyball camp will help junior athletes improve their volleyball skills. The camp will break down the fundamentals of serving passing, setting, blocking, digging and spiking through technical instruction, drills and competitions to help athletes learn new skills & prepare them for their school team try-outs. Camp includes lunch daily! Coach Harbottle has been coaching Collegiate, High School, and Club volleyball since 1977 and is USV%$,PSDFW&HUWLĂ&#x20AC;HGDQGD86$&$3/HYHOFRDFK +HLVDVWDIIFRDFKIRUWKH/RQJ%HDFK6WDWH6NLOOV Setters Summer Camp, USA Development Camps and Cuesta College Summer Camps. Three years as a volunteer asst. for Cuesta College and volunWHHU WU\RXW FRDFK IRU WKH 86$ +LJK 3HUIRUPDQFH -U2O\PSLF7HDP3OHDVHEULQJDVQDFNDQGZDWHU GDLO\/XQFKZLOOEHSURYLGHGGDLO\ Activity # Days Dates Time  6DW7XHV  DPSP  6DW7XHV  DPSP Location: Fee: Special: Material: class

&RORQ\3DUN&RPPXQLW\&HQWHU $160 residents, $176 non-residents $5 discount to addtâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;l family members $40 material fee due to instructor at 1st

Atascadero Youth Cross Country

Instructor: Robyn Schmidt, 441-9476 Ages: 7th & 8th Graders This class will prepare your 7th & 8th grade student to race with the team at the distance of about 1 mile. There will be 3-4 races. The student must have â&#x20AC;&#x153;running shoesâ&#x20AC;? and approSULDWHVKRUWVSDQWVWRUXQHDFKGD\7KH\ZLOO OHDUQ DSSURSULDWH GLVWDQFH WUDLQLQJ Ă&#x20AC;WQHVV teamwork, facing challenges and having fun. Activity # 

Dates Days  :HG Fri

Time SP 2:00-3:15 pm

Location: Meet at Jr. High Track Fee: $60 residents, $66 non-residents Special: $5 discount to addtâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;l family members

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Start Smart Baseball Ages: 3-5 yrs.

Start Smart Baseball prepares children and their parents for organized baseball and softball without the threat of competition or the fear of getting hurt. Age appropriate equipment from Franklin SportsÂŽ and HasbroÂŽ is used in teaching throwing, catching, batting, running and agility. Held once a week for 6 weeks, and each week the exercises become LQFUHDVLQJO\ PRUH GLIĂ&#x20AC;FXOW DV WKH FKLOGUHQ VKRZ improvement. This program helps kids and parents have a positive sports experience together. The Start Smart programs target parents who want to help their child develop basic motor skills without the competition. Space is Limited to 12 Players per Session!! **Parents MUST attend each session** Activity # 6431.473

Day Tues

Dates 8/7-9/11

Time 5:00-6:00 pm

Location: Colony Park Community Center Gym Fee: $50.00 (includes shirt)

Shorin-Ryu Karate

Instructor: Michelle Rogers, 239-3232 Ages: 8+ yrs. Traditional Okinawan Karate. Learn the basics of the original martial arts while building self-esteem, life VNLOOVFRQĂ&#x20AC;GHQFHVHOIGHIHQVHDQGDKHDOWK\ERG\$Q annual family registration fee of $50 is payable to the head instructor and can be pro-rated. Sempai Jose Lopez teaches the classes under the direction of the head instructors Renshi David & Michelle Rogers. http:// Activity # 6222.471 6222.472 6222.473

Days Tues & Thurs Tues & Thurs Tues & Thurs

Dates 6/5-6/28 7/3-7/31 8/2-8/30

Time 5:00-6:00 pm 5:00-6:00 pm 5:00-6:00 pm

Special: Free Karate uniform with registration & $5 off for each additional family member Fee: $60 resident, $66 non-resident Location: Colony Park Community Center, Dance & Exercise Room

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Instructor: John Siemens, 434-0792 Ages: 7+ yrs.

This class is for students who have had no previous instruction, or for players who want to review. Bring the family! Loaner rackets available. Activity # 6240.471 6240.472

Days Thurs Thurs

Dates Time 6/21-7/12 8:00-9:00 am 7/19-8/9 8:00-9:00 am

Location: Junior High School Tennis Courts Fee: $40 resident, $44 non-resident

Teen Center 3-on-3 Basketball Ages: 9th-12th Grades


Intermediate Tennis for All Ages

Instructor: John Siemens, 434-0792 Ages: 9+ yrs. Classes are conducted for students who have had previous instruction. The fundamentals of stroke production will be stressed. Bring the family! Loaner rackets available.

Find some buddies and join the Teen CenActivity # terâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 3-on-3 basketball 6241.471 league! This league 6241.472 will run on Tuesdays, with practice/warm-up times and games at 3:00 Location: pm. Fee: Activity # 6251.471

Dates Days 6/26-7/31 Tues

Days Thurs Thurs

Dates 6/21-7/12 7/19-8/9


Beginning/Advanced Beginning Tennis for All Ages

Time 9:00-10:00 am 9:00-10:00 am

Junior High School Tennis Courts $40 resident, $44 non-resident

Time Varies

Location: Colony Park Community Center Fee: $30/team

Summer Youth Basketball League Ages: 3rd-8th Grades


-RLQ WKH Ă&#x20AC;UVWHYHU 6XPPHU <RXWK %DVNHWEDOO /HDJXH and have fun playing this summer! Practices & games will take place Mondays, Wednesdays and/or Fridays after 5:00 pm. Each team will have one practice slot and one game each week. Divisions will be 3rd-5th Grade Girls, 3rd-5th Grade Boys, 6th-8th Grade Boys and 6th-8th Grade Girls. Each team will be responsible for obtaining a sponsor ($100). Registration ends June 18th! WE NEED TEAM COACHES!!! M Activity # 6300.471

Dates 6/25-8/3

Days Mon, Wed & Fri

Time Varies


Location: Colony Park Community Center Gym Fee: $70 residents, $77 non-residents (includes team shirt)

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Classes take place at:

2CEKſE%QCUV)[OPCUVKEU 8981 La Linia, Suite 4

Toddler Gymnastics ~ Guppies

Preschool Gymnastics ~ Sea Stars

This is a fun and interactive class for both parent and child. In a semi-structured environment, children learn about body movement, coordination, and socializing.

A fun and motivating class for preschoolers to learn the basics of gymnastics in a structured environment. They will have fun jumping on the trampoline, swinging on the bars, crawling on the balance beam, and learn rolls and cartwheels!

Ages: 10 months - 3 1/4 yrs

Tuesday AND/OR Thursday - 9:30-10:15 am Activity # Dates 6065.471 5/29-6/21 6065.472 6/26-7/19 6065.473 7/24-8/16 Fee: $28/month residents $30.80/month non-residents

Toddler Gymnastics ~ Big Guppies Ages: 2 - 4 yrs

Parent participation required. A fun and exciting semi-structured class. This class focuses on body movement, coordination and listening skills for the young child.

Ages: 3 1/2-4 yrs

Tuesday - 10:30-11:15 am Activity # Dates 6067.471 5/29-6/19 6067.472 6/26-7/17 6067.473 7/24-8/14 Thursday - 3:30-4:15 pm Activity # Dates 6068.471 5/31-6/21 6068.472 6/28-7/19 6068.473 7/26-8/16 Fee:

$50/session residents, $55/session non-residents

Wednesday - 10:30-11:15 am Activity # Dates 6066.471 5/30-6/20 6066.472 6/27-7/18 6066.473 7/25-8/15 Fee: $28/month residents $30.80/month non-residents

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Classes take place at:

8981 La Linia, Suite 4

Boys Beginning Gymnastics ~ Mako Sharks Ages: 5-10 yrs





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Girls Beginning Gymnastics~ Sea Otters

Ages: 5 & under

Ages: 5-10 yrs



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Special Interest

My Storybook Kitchen


Instructor: Jennifer Weaver, 434-9062 Ages: 4-5 yrs. New! My Storybook Kitchen is a fun and engaging class where we explore the wonderful world of books through cooking, art, music & play. Your child will treasure their keepsake cookERRN Ă&#x20AC;OOHG ZLWK RXU tasty recipes and their storybook art. Classes are open to 4 and 5 year olds that are comfortable with a little break from mom or dad (and those needing a parent by their side as well). Donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t be surprised when your next stop at the library, your child introduces you to a few new favorites! Space is limited. Activity # Days Dates Time 3800.471 Mon 6/4-6/25 10:00-11:15 am 3800.472 Tues 7/10-8/7* 10:00-11:15 am *No class 7/31 Location: Colony Park Community Center Fee: $36 residents, $39.60 non-residents Materials: $8 due to instructor at 1st class

Youth Self-Defense Camp

Instructor: Chris Johnston, 512-845-2574 Ages: 6-12 yrs.

Babysitting & CPR Camp

Instructor: Janet Tingley, 461-0154 Ages: 11-15 yrs. This camp is designed to teach babysitting child care skills. You will receive infant/ child CPR FHUWLĂ&#x20AC;FDWLRQ Ă&#x20AC;UVW DLG VDIHW\ WLSV LQVWUXFWLRQ DQG EDE\VLWWLQJ responsibility education. As a participant, you will learn about basic care needs for different age groups of children and storytelling. First Aid kits/Babysitting Kits with childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s activities will be included. Legally you have to be 13 years old to babysit. Otherwise, an adult must be present (ex: party or other function). Activity # Days 3212.471 Mon-Fri

Dates 6/18-6/22

Time 1:00-5:00 pm

Location: Colony Park Community Center Fee: $45 residents, $49.50 non-residents Materials: $55 due to instructor at 1st class LQFOXGHV&35ERRN FDUGEDE\VLWWHUFHUWLĂ&#x20AC;FDWHĂ&#x20AC;UVWDLGEDE\VLWWLQJNLWDQGKDQGRXWV


Kids Self-Defense Camp is a fun interactive 5 day course that teaches students the basics of self protection in an age appropriate manner. We cover bullying and stranger danger in both live and virtual environments. The curriculum empowers youth by giving them concrete tools for; detecting dangerous situations ahead of time, deescalating verbal confrontations, and prevailing if physically accosted. All classes are taught by Coach Chris Johnston who has 20 years experience teaching self-defense to kids DQGDGXOWVDQGFDUULHVWKHKLJKHVWOHYHORIFHUWLĂ&#x20AC;FDWLRQRIIHUHGE\7KH8QLYHUVLW\RI7H[DV&RQĂ LFW Resolution Center. Activity # Days Dates Time 6219.471 Mon-Fri 6/18-6/22 9:00am-12:00pm

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Location: Colony Park Community Center Fee: $100 residents, $110 non-residents Special: $5 discount to addtâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;l family members


Guitar I-If you want to play simple rock and pop tunes, learn to accompany yourself with guitar, or jam with a garage band, this is the course for \RX<RX¡OOVWXG\PXVLFUHDGLQJFKRUGV\PEROVĂ&#x20AC;QJHUSLFNLQJWHFKQLTXHV and accompaniment patterns. At the end of this course youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll be able to play, song sheets, tablature, and a number of melodies by memory. Guitar II-(A continuation of Guitar I class) Congratulations guitar boy ÂśR JLUO  <RX¡YH PDVWHUHG EDVLF Ă&#x20AC;UVW SRVLWLRQ QRWH UHDGLQJ DQG FKRUGV but want more (your garage band ainâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t cuttinâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; it with just two chords). Welcome to Guitar II. Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll drive headlong into music reading in upper positions, power chords, scales and a bunch of new songs. Activity # Days Dates Time Guitar I 3632.471 Thurs 6/28-7/19 1:00-2:00 pm Guitar II 3632.472 Thurs 7/26-8/16 1:00-2:00 pm Location: Colony Park Community Center Fee: $40 resident, $44 non-resident Special: $5 discount to addtâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;l family members

Teen Self-Defense Camp Instructor: Chris Johnston, 512-845-2574 Ages: 13-17 yrs.


Teen Self-Defense Intensive is a fun and interactive 3 day course that teaches students the basics of self protection in an age appropriate manner. We cover bullying and stranger danger in both live and virtual environments as well as addressing gender speFLĂ&#x20AC;FVDIHW\LVVXHV7KHFXUULFXOXPHPSRZHUV\RXWK by giving them concrete tools for; detecting dangerous situations ahead of time, deescalating verbal confrontations, and prevailing if physically accosted. All classes are taught by Coach Chris Johnston who has 20 years experience teaching self-defense to kids and adults and carries the highest level of cerWLĂ&#x20AC;FDWLRQRIIHUHGE\7KH8QLYHUVLW\RI7H[DV&RQĂ LFW Resolution Center. Activity # Days Dates Time Boys 6219.472 Mon-Wed 7/23-7/25 4:00-7:00pm Girls 6218.472 Mon-Wed 7/23-7/25 12:00-3:00pm Time: Location: Fee: Special:

12:00-3:00 pm Colony Park Community Center $80 residents, $88 non-residents $5 discount to addtâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;l family members

College Road Tutoringâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s SAT/ACT Test Prep Workshop

Instructor: Kathy Harbottle, 441-6908 Ages: 13-18 yrs. High School Students that are getting ready to take the PSAT, SAT or ACT college entrance exams will EHQHĂ&#x20AC;W IURP WKLV GD\ ZRUNVKRS LQ SUHSDUDWLRQIRUWKHLUWHVW%XLOG&RQĂ&#x20AC;GHQFH7HVW7DNing Strategies - Review Test Format - Practice Tests in groups - Practice Essays - Content Review (including Algebra & Geometry highlights). Students should bring a calculator, watch, and #2 pencil. Activity # Days Date Time 3280.473 Sat 8/11-8/18 11:00am-1:00pm STUDENTS MUST PRE-REGISTER BY 7/28!

Location: Colony Park Community Center Fee: $175 residents, $192.50 non-residents Materials: $20 (due to instructor at 1st class) Special: $5 discount to addtâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;l family members


Instructor: James Bachman, 466-8383 Ages: 8-16 yrs.

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Creating Healthy Sleep Habits for Your Infant & Child Instructor: Kerrin Edmonds, 296-2149 Ages: 18+ yrs.


Getting our babies & children to sleep and sleep well can be harder than we think. This class will teach you the importance of and science behind sleep. We will discuss your childs circadian rhythm, sleep milestones, healthy sleep expectations, schedule issues, the biology of sleep, and troubleshooting. Great class for new parents or for those who want to maximize their child’s sleep potential.

Activity # 3651.471 3652.471 3651.472 3652.472 3651.473

Days Tues Tues Tues Sat Thurs

Dates 6/5 6/19 7/17 7/28 8/9

Time 6:30-7:30 pm 6:30-7:30 pm 6:30-7:30 pm 10:00-11:00 am 6:30-7:30 pm

Location: Colony Park Community Center Fee: $15/resident couple $16.50/non-resident couple

Guitar for Adults

Instructor: James Bachman, 466-8383 Ages: 16+ yrs. Your musical journey starts here. Learn chords, simple strums and tuning in a fun, relaxed group setting. You’ll be introduced to the basic elements of rhythm and harmony that will have you making music in no time! Guitar I is for the rank beginner. If you play a little or used to play years ago, challenge yourself and enroll in this class. You’ll leave the class with the following: basic open position chords, learn to play and read single notes, essential boom-chicka strums in 4/4 and 3/4, I-IV-V tunes in A, D, G and E, a solid sense of how to read a “lead sheet”, and the desire to keep playing. Activity # 3633.472

Days Thurs

Dates 7/5-8/23

Time 6:00-7:00 pm

Location: Colony Park Community Center Fee: $80 resident, $88 non-resident Special: $5 discount to addt’l family members Materials: $5 material fee due to instructor at 1st class

Adaptive Sports & Recreation Ages: Disabled Athletes Ages 8+

Digital Photography

Instructor: Peter Boonisar, 466-5577 Ages: 12+ yrs. A 3 hour class covering the basics of Digital Photography. Participants receive a copy of “Introduction to Digital Photography” DVD ($20 value)

Activity # Days 3950.471 Sat 3950.473 Sat

Dates Time 6/23 9:00 am-12:00 pm 8/4 9:00 am-12:00 pm

Location: Colony Park Community Center Fee: $30 resident, $33 non-resident

This is a year-round group of activities offered by the North County Adaptive Sports and Recreation Program and the City of Atascadero. The activities will include kickball, volleyball, basketball, dancing, bocce ball and other social events. For more information please call Jim or Peggy Edwards at 238-0702.

Days Thurs

Dates Ongoing

Time 5:30-7:00 pm

Location: Colony Park Community Center Fee: Free (nominal fees may apply for social events)

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Mad Science® is the world’s leading science enrichment provider. We deliver unique, hands-on science experiences for children that are as entertaining as they are educational. Mad Science is proud to introduce millions of children to a world of discovery while sparking their imaginaWLRQ 0DG 6FLHQFH HQFRXUDJHV VFLHQWLÀF OLWHUDF\ in children in an age when science is as vital as reading, writing and arithmetic.

NASA Academy Journey Into Space Camp Ages: 5-10 yrs.

Secret Agent Lab Crime

Ages: 5-10 yrs. Look out 007 - The Mad Science Secret Agent Lab is in session! From decoding messages and safe cracking to night vision goggles, campers will have the opportunity to check out spy equipment. Children also learn the VFLHQFH EHKLQG ÀQJHUprinting, how to use their powers of observation, and the science involved in evidence gathering and analysis. Activity # Time 3886.472

Date 7/30-8/3

9:00 am-4:00 pm

Location: Colony Park Community Center Fee: $220 resident, $242 non-resident Materials: $35 material fee due to instructor at 1st class

Crazy Chemworks Camp BLAST OFF! End your child’s summer with an exciting half-day camp all about exploring space and space phenomena. In this programming developed with NASA, your child will learn about the planets and moons, the sun and other stars, rocketry as well as what it is like to live in space.

Activity # 3886.473

Date 7/23-7/27

Time 1:00-4:00 pm

Location: Colony Park Community Center Fee: $110 resident, $121 non-resident Materials: $25 material fee due to instructor at 1st class

Ages: 5-10 yrs. HANDS ON Science Fun! Get your child geared up for summer with a specialty camp all about FUN Chemistry. Children will explore the science behind polymers, adhesives and luminescence as well as enjoy a full day of frozen experiments learning all about the sublimation of dry ice. Activity # 3886.471

Date 6/25-6/29

Time 1:00-4:00 pm


Mad Science® of SLO Summer Camps

Location: Colony Park Community Center Fee: $110 resident, $121 non-resident Materials: $25 material fee due to instructor at 1st class

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Jr. Vehicle Engineering

Instructor: All About Learning, Inc. Ages: 6-9 yrs.

Vehicle Engineering

Instructor: All About Learning, Inc. Students will creatively build and modify differ- Ages: 10-14 yrs.

ent vehicles including everyday vehicles, concept Students will build up to 13 different motorized cars, construction machines and more using our YHKLFOHVFDSSHGRIIZLWKDÀQDOSURMHFWXVLQJRXU unique LEGO® kits. unique LEGO® kits. Vehicles include everyday vehicles, concept cars, construction machines Activity # Days Dates and more. 3270.471 Mon-Thurs 6/18-6/21 3272.473 Mon-Thurs 8/13-8/16 Activity # Days Dates Time Time: 9:00am-12:00pm 3271.471 Mon-Thurs 6/18-6/21 1:00-4:00 pm 3273.473 Mon-Thurs 8/13-8/16 1:00-4:00 pm Location: Colony Park Community Center Fee: $150 resident, $165 non-resident Location: Colony Park Community Center Fee: $150 resident, $165 non-resident

Jr. Engineering 1

Instructor: All About Learning, Inc. Ages: 6-9 yrs.

Great hands-on learning and building. Students will creatively build and modify machines through basic engineering skills using our unique LEGO® kits. Activity # Days 3273.471 Mon-Thurs Time: 9:00am-12:00pm Location: Fee:

Dates 6/25-6/28

Colony Park Community Center $150 resident, $165 non-resident

Collision Cars

Instructor: All About Learning, Inc. Ages: 6-9 yrs.

Elementary Engineering

Instructor: All About Learning, Inc. Ages: 10-14 yrs.

Students will creatively build and modify machines applying basic engineering principles and using our unique LEGO® kits. This is an integrated science and math class. Activity # Days Dates Time 3272.471 Mon-Thurs 6/25-6/28 1:00-4:00 pm Location: Fee:

Colony Park Community Center $150 resident, $165 non-resident

Collision Cars

Instructor: All About Learning, Inc. Students will use our unique LEGO® kits to Ages: 10-14 yrs. build a variety of battling machines. This is a class of exploration, problem solving, and risktaking with a goal of learning and experimenting with how machines work and compete.

Students will use our unique LEGO® kits to build a variety of battling machines. This is a class of exploration, problem solving, and risktaking with a goal of learning and experimenting with how machines work and compete.

Activity # Days 3270.473 Mon-Thurs Time: 9:00am-12:00pm

Activity # Days Dates 3271.473 Mon-Thurs 8/6-8/9

Location: Fee:

Dates 8/6-8/9

Colony Park Community Center $150 resident, $165 non-resident

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Location: Fee:

Time 1:00-4:00 pm

Colony Park Community Center $150 resident, $165 non-resident

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Boomers & Seniors Atascadero Fun Club For people 50+ who want to have fun!

The Atascadero Fun CluE is an actiYities program designed for indiYiduals 50 years of age and older. The Atascadero Fun CluE is co-sponsored Ey the City of Atascadero¶s Community SerYices Department. For details aEout the following actiYities, classes or eYents presented Ey the Atascadero Fun CluE, please contact the ActiYities Director at atascaderofuncluE# or call 460-9109. Programs take place at the Colony Park Community Center unless stated otherwise.

Current Activities: “Sign to Song” Class

This class is a fun way to learn sign language Ey signing along to music. Learning materials are proYided. Day: Mondays Time: 10:00-11:00 am Cost: Free

Poker for Prizes Wanting to play poNer for fun, or for a chance to win pri]es" Day: Mondays Time: 10:00 am-12:00 pm Cost: 4

Philosophical & Current Events Discussion Group Day: Time: Location: Cost:

Ping Pong Equipment aYailaEle to Ee checNed out. Day: Wednesdays Time: 10:00 am-12:00 pm Cost: Free


Day: Time: Pool TaEle equipment cue sticNs & Ealls can Ee Location: checNed out. Cost: Day: Tuesdays Bunco Time: 10:00 am-12:00 noon Day: Cost: Free Time: Cost:

Billiards (Pool)

Tuesdays 10:00-11:30 am Senior Center Free

Thursdays 10:00 am Atascadero LaNe ParN +orseshoe Pit Free Fridays 10:00 am-12:00 pm 4

To place yourself on an interest list for any of these activities please call the Activities Director at 460-9109 or email

Colony ParN Community Center 5599 Traf¿c Way 40-3426

Want to get the Fun Club Newsletter Mailed or Emailed to you? %e the ¿rst to learn aEout the Fun CluE¶s new actiYities & special eYents If you would liNe to Ee added to the Fun CluE¶s Newsletter Mailing List or if you would liNe the Newsletter emailed instead of postal mail, please contact the ActiYities Director at 460-9109 or email Atascadero Magazine r79



Senior Yoga, Stretch Class

Instructor: Shirley Bruton, 460-9094 New Ages: 55+ yrs. Enjoy a combination of gentle yoga, restorative stretches, strengthening exercises, and deep breathing. Shirley Bruton, herself a senior, EULQJV \HDUV RI H[SHULHQFH DV D &HUWLĂ&#x20AC;HG <RJD ,QVWUXFWRU DQG H[WHQVLYH WUDLQLQJ LQ Ă&#x20AC;WQHVV DQG Ă H[LELOLW\6KHKDVFUHDWHGDXQLTXHFODVVIRUVHniors and the physically challenged. Basing her class on the studentâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s need, always adaptable, in a friendly, warm and supportive environment. Work at your own pace and capabilities; all levels welcome. Please wear comfortable, loose clothing and bring your own mat, towel, and water to class. This class is a great way to embark on your day!

Activity # 3180.471 3180.472 3180.473

Days Tues & Thurs Tues & Thurs Tues & Thurs

Dates 6/5-6/28 7/3-7/26 7/31-8/23

Time 11:15am-12:15pm 11:15am-12:15pm 11:15am-12:15pm

Location: Colony Park Community Center Fee: $35/month resident $38.50/month non-residents OR $5/class drop-in

Senior Beginning Line Dancing

Instructor: Reon Monson, 460-9757 Ages: 55+ yrs. /LQH GDQFLQJ LV D FKRUHRJUDSKHG VHTXHQFH RI steps performed in unison by several dancers all facing the same direction in parallel lines. The dance music includes Hip Hop, Ballroom, 6ZLQJDQG&RXQWU\:HVWHUQ<RXQHYHUQHHGD partner and have lots of fun and get great exercise without knowing it. Activity # 3188.471 3188.472 3188.473

Days Mon Mon Mon

Dates 6/4-6/25 7/2-7/16 7/30-8/20

Time 9:00-10:00 am 9:00-10:00 am 9:00-10:00 am

Location: Colony Park Community Center Fee: $20/session residents $22/session non-residents Special: $5 discount to addtâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;l family members

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New to Medicare?

HICAP provides information about Medicare and related information so you can make informed decisions. Welcome to Medicare Seminar at the Community Center, Wednesday, June 20th, 5:00-7:00 pm. FREE. To reserve a seat call 1-800-434-0222.

If you enjoy being outdoors and would like to help to make our community beautiful, then come join other volunteers in helping to maintain our beautiful downtown plant and flower urns. Only one hour per month of your assistance is needed – everything, including all hand tools, will be provided for you. To sign up, call 460-9109.

Central Coast Petanque Club This group meets Sunday & Tuesday afternoons at the Colony Park Community Center. Learn how to play this easy French outdoor ball game (similar to Bocce ball). For more information please call 438-4726 or email

Come join us and volunteer for the Atascadero Fun Club! We need volunteers to help with special events and organizing weekly activities. Whether it’s working behind the scenes or interacting with community organizations, there is a place for you! Meet new people and have some fun, all while serving your community. Contact the Activities Director at 460-9109 for further information.

San Luis Obispo Blues Bus Trip


“Downtown Duckies”


Join the Fun Club on Friday, July 20th as they take a bus to San Luis Obispo to cheer the SLO Blues baseball club on. Tickets to the game are free and someone from the Fun Club will get to WKURZ RXW WKH ¿UVW SLWFK  7R UHVHUYH your spot please call 460-9109 or email

0$.(7+$7%,5',()/< We want to start a badminton group, & play in the gym at the Community Center. If you are interested in this, please call 460-9109 or email and we'll see what we can set up!

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Laurie Ferguson, Psy.D. Clinical Psychologist – PSY 20842

9700 El Camino Real, Suite #303, Atascadero

805-610-8694 Member, American Psychological Association, Central Coast Psychological Association, Atasadero Chamber of Commerce

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Wellness Yoga at the Pavilion



Yoga Wisdom



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Kids Yoga

Instructor: Serenity Natural Living, 434-1924 Ages: 18+ yrs.

Instructor: Serenity Natural Living, 434-1924 Ages: 5-12 yrs.

Relieve common pregnancy discomforts and prepare your body and mind for labor through the 5 points of yoga: proper exercise, breathing, nutrition, relaxation & positive thinking/ meditation. Class starts with a 20 minute discussion and presenters come to give you valuable resources in the community, followed by an hour of pre-natal yoga.

First month try kids yoga for $35 introduction rate. Kids Yoga is a fun way for kids to be acWLYHĂ&#x20AC;WDQGKHDOWK\.LGVZLOOHQMR\OHDUQLQJWKH 5 points of yoga: proper exercise, breathing, relaxation, nutrition and positive thinking/meditation.

Activity # Days Dates Time 3725.471 Thurs 6/28-7/26 5:45-7:15 pm 3725.473 Thurs 8/2-8/30 5:45-7:15 pm Location: Fee:

Serenity Natural Healing 104 Main Street, Templeton $85/person

Pamper Mama Spa & Yoga Night Out

Instructor: Serenity Natural Living, 434-1924 Ages: 18+ yrs. Have an enjoyable night out to gather with other mamaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s while getting some necessary â&#x20AC;&#x153;youâ&#x20AC;? time. The night will begin with candlelight yoga followed by cInfrared sauna to relax. After sit in the spa lounge to enjoy chocolate dipped strawberries & a fruit platter.

Activity # Days 3647.471 Fri 3647.473 Fri Location: Fee:

Dates 6/29 8/17

Time 7:00-9:00 pm 7:00-9:00 pm

Serenity Natural Healing 104 Main Street, Templeton $25/person

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Activity # 3729.471 3729.472 3729.473

Days Thurs Thurs Thurs

Dates 6/7-6/28 7/5-7/26 8/2-8/30

Time 3:30-4:30 pm 3:30-4:30 pm 3:30-4:30 pm

Serenity Natural Healing 104 Main Street, Templeton $35/1st month Intro Rate $50/month returning

Location: Fee:

Kids Spa Day

Instructor: Serenity Natural Living, 434-1924 Ages: 5-12 yrs. Night begins with 30 minutes of spa yoga with candlelight, aromatherapy & hot towels. Yoga is IROORZHGE\DIRRWVRDNDQGĂ&#x20AC;QJHU WRHSDLQWLQJ with non-toxic nail polish. After girls can sit in the lounge to enjoy chocolate dipped strawberries & fruit platter.

Activity # Days 3728.471 Fri Location: Fee:

Dates 6/29

Time 6:45-8:45 pm

Serenity Natural Healing 104 Main Street, Templeton $25/resident $27.50/non-resident


9305 Pismo Avenue 805.461.5080 Fax 805.461.7625 Zoological Society 805.470.3182 Hours of Operation April-October 10:00 am-5:00 pm November-March 10:00 am-4:00 pm Admission 12+ years $5.00 3-11 years $4.00 65+ years $4.25 2 & under FREE

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Zoo Education

Jaws, Paws & Claws


Bring the entire family to explore the world of the predator-prey relationship and the circle of life. Join us to understand the adaptations of predators and prey and what they do best. Discover how they use their paws, jaws and claws through a special tour, games, activities and crafts! This will be an evening of fun for the whole family with snacks and cold drinks provided. Minimum age: 5 yrs. Date 6/2

Day Sat

Time 6:00-8:00 pm

Activity # 7153.471

Price: $15/child non-Society Member $12/child Society Member (Parents pay $5 zoo admission)

In the Heat of the Night-Couples Night at the Zoo



Day Sat

Time 7:00-9:00 pm

Activity # 7153.472

Price: $40/couple non-Society Member $35/couple Society Member

Creepy Crawlers in the Afternoon All ages welcome!


Theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re creepy, theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re crawlyâ&#x20AC;Śâ&#x20AC;Śbut could they be cute, and could they be crucial to life as we know LW""  6WRS in anytime during this activityĂ&#x20AC;OOHG %XJ Zone bash or stay the whole time. Preregistration is recommended, but weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll let you stay and play on that day if you forget. Get up close and personal with some of our Bug Zone friends, learn about the creepiness and let us dispel some of those nasty myths! Date Day Time Activity # 8/11 Sat 11:00am-2:00pm 7153.473 Price: $6/person non-Society Member $5/person Society Member

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Wild Walk-Around

%RRN\RXUYHU\RZQ&KDUOHV3DGGRFN=RR JXLGHGWRXU7KLV:LOG:DON$URXQGZLOO take you on a 1 hour journey of the zoo. Feel free to spend as little or as much time at the habitats of your choice, with your Zoo Educator. This is YOUR tour of the Zoo and all it has to offer. We know that you will have a WILD time. End your journey ZLWKWKH&UHDWXUH)HDWXUHIRUDQDGGLWLRQal cost. This priceless encounter is sure to open your heart to the zoos wild creatures during your private meeting with one of RXU $QLPDO $PEDVVDGRUV  :H KRSH WKDW you will take home the message of respect DQGSDVVLRQIRUWKHDQLPDOVDWWKH&KDUOHV Paddock Zoo and all over the world! Open to 10 person groups for $150 ($10 each adGLWLRQDOSHUVRQ $GGWKH&UHDWXUH)HDWXUH IRU&DOOWKH(GXFDWLRQ'HSDUWPHQWDW 470-3174 for more information.


Ages: 6-12 yrs.

1/2 Day Saturday Zoo Camps

Enroll for your favorite camp or ALL of them, so you donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t miss out on any of the fun! 6QDFNVDUHSURYLGHG3OHDVHEULQJDUHĂ&#x20AC;OODEOHGULQNFRQWDLQHU3UHUHJLVWUDWLRQLV required, and registration can be done online at, or at City Hall  )RUPRUHLQIRUPDWLRQSOHDVHFDOORUVHQGDQHPDLOWR]RRHGXFD Clue at the Zoo-Who Done It?

=6, =RR 6FHQH ,QYHVWLJDWLRQ FRPHV WR WKH &HQ tral Coast!! Be a detective and venture through the Zoo to solve clues about the Animal Kingdom. Test your knowledge of wild animals and scien WLĂ&#x20AC;F PHWKRGV \RX QHYHU NQRZ ZKDW \RX PLJKW discover!?! Day Dates Time Activity # 6DW  DPSP 

Back to Back

International Tiger Day

)LQG RXW DERXW WKLV ELJ FDW and its habitat. People around the world are working WRVDYHWKLVPDJQLĂ&#x20AC;FHQWFUHD ture and you could be a part of that movement! Come to the ]RR WR OHDUQ DERXW WLJHUV EXW go home with the knowledge of why tigers matter and how each of you CAN make a dif IHUHQFH9LVLWRXUWLJHUKDEL tat, discover how important our very own â&#x20AC;&#x153;Mend eruâ&#x20AC;? is and why only Zoos can help tigers all over the world! Day Dates Time Activity # 6DW  DPSP 

:KDW GR ELUGV Ă&#x20AC;VK UHSWLOHV DPSKLELDQV DQG mammals have in common? What makes them GLIIHUHQW"-RLQXVIRUDVSLQHWLQJOLQJH[SHULHQFH as we discover the characteristics that scientists use to classify animals with backbones. Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll WDNHDQXSFORVHORRNDW]RRDQLPDOVSOD\JDPHV and have fun with craft projects. Day Dates Time Activity # Price: FKLOGQRQ6RFLHW\0HPEHU 6DW  DPSP   FKLOG6RFLHW\0HPEHU

Have a Wild Birthday!!


Zoo Education

New Ed-venturous Birthday Party Packages to choose from including either a Special Guided Tour of the Zoo or a Live Animal Presentation. We provide all the Eco-friendly party essentials and youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re off for a WILD time! Reservations must be made at least seven days in advance. Payment in full is required on the day of the event. No deposit is required. Party area is solely chosen by the Charles Paddock Zoo. To schedule an (G9HQWXURXV3DUW\3DFNDJHSOHDVHFDOOWKH(GXFD WLRQ'HSDUWPHQWDW  RUHPDLO]RRHGXFDWLRQ#DWDVFDGHURRUJ To ensure the safety of our animals balloons, straws, glitter, confetti or silly string are not allowed inside the Zoo.

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Zoo Camp participants will enjoy hands-on activities, animal visits, games, stories, tours and more! All campers receive a Summer Zoo Camp t-shirt and snacks. Please have camper bring a refillable drink container that can stay at camp all week. Full day campers need to bring a sack lunch.

Grades K-3rd* Rockinâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Reptiles

Letâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s make a ruckus with reptiles! Learn what it takes for the cold blooded animals to survive. Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll take you through a funĂ&#x20AC;OOHGZHHNRIVOLWKHU\VFDO\DQGVKHOOHGDQLPDOV Dates Grades Time Activity # 6/11-6/15 K 9:00 am-12:00 pm 7135.471 6/11-6/15 1-3 9:00 am-3:00 pm 7136.471

Way to Grow

Animals grow in so many ways. )URP SUHFRFLRXV SXSV WR VROLWDU\ VHD DQHPRQHV letâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s learn about the life cycles of animals. Come compare how you grow to the animals at the zoo. Dates Grades Time Activity # 6/25-6/29 K 9:00 am-12:00 pm 7138.471 6/25-6/29 1-3 9:00 am-3:00 pm 7139.471

Colorful Critters

5HGV EOXHV JUHHQV DQG purples light up the animal world! Do you wish \RXZHUHSLQNOLNHDĂ DPLQJRRUJUHHQOLNHDIURJ" Learn why their colors matter! Dates Grades Time Activity # 7/9-7/13 K 9:00 am-12:00 pm 7136.472 7/9-7/13 1-3 9:00 am-3:00 pm 7137.472

If You Ran the Zoo, What Would You Do?

:RXOG\RXOLNHWRFOHDQDQGIHHG":RXOG\RXOLNHWR UDNHDQGZHHG"/HW¡VVHHWKHDQLPDOVUXQDQGSOD\ as we work throughout the day! Dates Grades Time Activity # 7/23-7/27 K 9:00 am-12:00 pm 7139.472 7/23-7/27 1-3 9:00 am-3:00 pm 7140.472

*1st-5th Grades: Camper must be ENTERING the assigned grade in the 20122013 school year. *Kindergarten: Campers must turn 5 years old BEFORE the start of camp AND be entering Kindergarten in the 2012-2013 school year. 90 r Atascadero Magazine

Animal Munchies

Bite into the world of carnivores and learn about the predators of the world. Take a special look at teeth and compare predators WR WKHLU SUH\  6SHQG D ZHHN ELWLQJ JQDZLQJ DQG snapping your way through the zoo. Dates Grades Time Activity # 8/6-8/10 K 9:00 am-12:00 pm 7135.473 8/6-8/10 1-3 9:00 am-3:00 pm 7136.473


Camp Fees Half-Day Camps (9:00 am-12:00 pm)

$75 per week ($5 discount for members) Full-Day Camps (9:00 am-3:00 pm) $150 per week ($5 discount for members)

All Camps are Monday thru Friday!

Grades 4th-5th* Scaly Sensations

See how sensational scales and shells can be! Be ready to delve into the cold blooded world of snakes, lizards, turtles and tortoises. Come take a trip around the world with the Zooâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s reptiles. Dates Grades Time Activity # 6/18-6/22 4-5 9:00 am-3:00 pm 7137.471

Mighty Metamorphosis Watch, wonder and play as we explore the fascinating life cycles of animals around the world. Do you ever wonder ZKDWDEDE\EXWWHUĂ \ORRNVOLNHRUKRZDWDGSROH becomes a frog? Join us to experience the drastic changes of metamorphosis! Dates Grades Time Activity # 7/2-7/6 4-5 9:00 am-3:00 pm 7135.472 Animal Wardrobes

Bright colors may be beautiful, but beware! The tigerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s stripes arenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t MXVWIRUVKRZWKH\KHOSWRFDPRXĂ DJHLWLQWKHHQvironment. Spend the week learning the different uses of colors in the animal world. Dates Grades Time Activity # 7/16-7/20 4-5 9:00 am-3:00 pm 7138.472



Junior Zookeeper in Training Do you dream of working at the zoo? Come see what the ]RRNHHSHUV UHDOO\ GR DQG H[SHULHQFH Ă&#x20AC;UVWKDQG what it takes to make our zoo the wonderful place it is! Dates Grades Time Activity # 7/30-8/3 4-5 9:00 am-3:00 pm 7141.472 Camp Carnivorous Welcome to the world of meat-eating...did you think it was just carnivores?!? Lions, tigers, and bearsâ&#x20AC;Ś.Insects, birds and plants, OH MY! Learn about why carnivorous animals are essential to the balance of life. Dates Grades Time Activity # 8/13-8/17 4-5 9:00 am-3:00 pm 7137.473

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Zoo Education

Curious Cubs Preschool Summer Camp Ages: 3-5 years (must be potty-trained)

The little ones shouldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t miss out on the exciting education of Summer Camp! So, round up your Curious Cubs for Friday Preschool Summer Camp. Parents are welcome to stay or drop off your cub at 10am. Each week will follow the same topic of Summer Camp and build upon the previous week. Curious Cubs will enjoy story-time, simple crafts, games, activities, animal encounters and songs while learning about the wonders of animals! Preschool Camp will meet separate from older Summer Campers to ensure all age groups get appropriate attention. Pre-registration is preferred and can be done online at, or at City Hall (461-5000). For more information please call the Zoo Education Department 4703174 or send an email to

Day Fri Fri Fri Fri Fri

Date 6/15 6/22 6/29 7/6 7/13

Time 10:00am-12:00 pm 10:00am-12:00 pm 10:00am-12:00 pm 10:00am-12:00 pm 10:00am-12:00 pm

Activity # 7120.471 7120.472 7120.473 7121.471 7121.472

Day Fri Fri Fri Fri Fri

Date 7/20 7/27 8/3 8/10 8/17

Time 10:00am-12:00 pm 10:00am-12:00 pm 10:00am-12:00 pm 10:00am-12:00 pm 10:00am-12:00 pm

Activity # 7121.473 7122.471 7122.472 7122.473 7123.473

Price: $18 non-member, $15 member Enroll in all 10 weeks & save! $160 non-member, $130 member

Tiny Tales Story Time Let the Charles Paddock Zoo bring storytime to you!! If you are a preschool or day care center call today to book your very own Story-time with one of our Zoo Educators. Let us read the kids a story (or 2!), engage them in interactive educational activities and introduce an animal ambassador! Available Wednesdays, 9:00-10:00 am or Fridays anytime after 1:00 pm. Price is $50 per group/class for 50 minutes, up to 30 miles from the Zoo. Ideal for 3 to 6 year olds, up to 25 kids. Call the Education Department at 470-3174 for more information.

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Custom Scout Programs

Gather your troops for a WILD adventure at the Charles Paddock Zoo! The Zooâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Scout programs present a unique opportunity to experience wildlife and discover the natural world in ways only we can offer. Scouts will tour the zoo with an Educator, meet animals up close, play games and complete scouting requirements along the way. Call today to set up your individual troop needs and schedule your adventure! Call the Education Department at 470-3174 for more information.


Fast Kayak at Atascadero Lake Park

Rent a Pedal Boat, Kayak or Stand-Up Paddleboard

Hours Rates

Sat & Sun 11:00 am to 7:00 pm Tuesdays 3:00 pm to Sunset Gondola by Appt.

Pedal Boat, Kayak, Canoe or Paddleboard Rental Child $5/hour Adult $10/hour Kayak or SUP Lessons $39/hour by appt. Gondola Sunset Cruise $50/couple by appt.

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“We offer more than a wall between neighbors.” Fitness Room • Dishwasher • Central Heat & Air • Refrigerator • Pools • Spas Children’s Play Areas Covered Carports • Dry Sauna Laundry Facilities • On Site Management

Now Renting

Theresa, Manager / Lonnie, Leasing Agent

Models Open 7 days a Week Near Parks, Golf & Tennis 9309 Bocina, Atascadero • 466-4769

K-12 Enrolling Now! for the 2012-2013 school year • Safe, accountable, nurturing environment with small class sizes • The only accredited K-12 Christian School in the North County • College preparatory and honors courses • Preschool and full day kindergarten • Bible courses at every grade level • CIF athletic program available to all students • Spanish, music, art and drama 6225 Atascadero Mall, Atascadero, CA 93422 Tours available, please call: (805) 466-4457

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Indoor Bir thday Par ties at

Atascadero & San Luis Facilities   sWWWFUNSLOCOM

$10 OFF Waterslide Rental or Indoor Party expires 7/1/12

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DISCOVER YOUR SUMMER! Sign-up for Summer Camp Now

NORTH COUNTY LOCATIONS Online Registration is Available 1020 Southwood Drive San Luis Obispo, CA 805-239-3047

TEMPLETON HILLS 7TH-DAY ADVENTIST SCHOOL "REACHING OUT FOR HIM!" Templeton Hills Adventist School (THAS) is part of the world-wide network of Seventh-day Adventist Schools. We offer quality Christian education, with a small class size, and family atmosphere. Our educators are dedicated to the success of each student, and are able to tailor each child's education to fit their needs. THAS offers special programs that include: Art • Music • Field Trips • Community Service • Gardening • Cooking Classes • and more

CONTACT US: (805) 434-1638 Email: P.O. Box 70 Templeton, CA 93465

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Please contact us if you would like more information, or if you would like to schedule an appointment to meet with the Principal, Adrinna Beltre. THAS is accredited by the following distinguished entities: North American Division Commission on Accreditation Accrediting Association of Seventh-day Adventist Schools, Colleges, and Universities National Council for Private School Accreditation The Commission on International and Trans-Regional Accreditation

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