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isit Portugal. Pet musical instruments. Learn about St. Anthony. Travel back in time 400 years. Get intimate with William Shakespeare and Amadeus Mozart. Run in the dunes. Eat risotto, slurp up oysters, quaff martinis, sip wine, taste chili, and drink strawberry beer. Partake in these adventures, and more, as summer comes knocking in 2011. It doesn’t take a genius to figure out that we have a lot going on. Summer brings out the event planner in everyone. This time of year evokes emotion and nostalgia, like certain holidays or birthdays. Remember running through your dad’s oscillating sprinkler as a kid, or barbecuing late into the evening in your backyard with friends and family? Whole days were scheduled around these very things.
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Sprawled on a blanket gazing up at the stars, I seem to remember a lot of weekend trips involving lakes, boats, and inner tubes. A Slip ’n Slide made a yearly appearance. Nowadays, summer activities are more sophisticated, offering so much for all sorts of folks, yet in a scope just as lovely. And what about camps? Summer is really about the kids and filling
their days. Do your kids want to surf, ride horses, learn French, or become a rock star? It’s all there for the taking. I’ll tell you another little secret: Your local library is a gold mine. Each branch has more going on than the next. There are summer reading programs, movies, and tons of free, live entertainment with some of the best performers our local culture has to offer. Another interesting aspect of summer activities in Santa Barbara County are the local education outlets and organizations that will astound you with all they have to offer. And what about the adults? Driving up and down the Central Coast, you will be hard pressed to not come across a weekly concert series in any given town, in any given park, at the beach, or at a winery. There’s so much to do in fact, we couldn’t list it all in the guide. Keep your eyes open for upcoming events, and feel free to contact the Sun or New Times.
Don’t forget to check the online calendar for even more goings-on. Find it at santamariasun.com. And I know what you’re thinking. All over the Central Coast? But I don’t wanna drive! Gas prices! Funyun prices! I feel you. I proclaim Bike Month is all summer, so get out of your gas-guzzling car, and get on your beach cruiser. Don’t forget the blanket and friends. And these rules: Choose life. Choose fun. Choose summer. ❍ Christy Heron is calendar editor for New Times, the Sun’s sister paper to the north. Send comments and events to her at email@example.com, or to the Sun’s calendar editor, Joe Payne, at firstname.lastname@example.org. PHOTOS BY STEVE E. MILLER
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LIVE DRAMA: Valley Community Theatre presents its production of Awake and Sing! June 4 at 7:30 p.m., June 5 at 2 p.m., June 10 and 11 at 7:30 p.m., and June 12 at 2 p.m., Little Theater, Santa Ynez Valley High School, 2975 East Highway 246, Santa Ynez. Cost is $15, $5 for students. More info: 686-5830.
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THE ARROYO GRANDE STRAWBERRY FESTIVAL features hundreds of art, craft and display booths, ethnic foods, strawberry treats, contests, live entertainment, and live music May 28 and 29 from 7 a.m. to dusk, Arroyo Grande Downtown, Grande Avenue, Arroyo Grande. More info: arroyograndevillage.org/strawberry_fest.shtml. KITES OVER SLO is a free event dedicated to kite flying taking place May 28 at 1775 Calle Joaquin Road in SLO, on top of the hill across from KSBY from 11am-3pm. Food, drinks, and kites will be available for purchase. Info: 540-5104 or kitesoverslo.org. PEDDLER’S FAIRES take place May 28-30 from 9am-5pm, July 2-4 from 7am-4pm, and Sept. 3-5 from 7am-4pm. Take a stroll and peruse the many vendors selling antiques, homemade products, flea market items, clothing, jewelry, and more. Bring an appetite so you can enjoy visiting vendors of some of Cayucos’ great eateries. Come to the Cayucos Creek lot, between Hardie Park and Ocean Avenue. Info: Cayucoschamber.com. ALZHEIMER’S ASSOCIATION presents the “SLO Walk to End Alzheimer’s Kick off Party” featuring team sign up information, raffles, and activities June 1 from noon to 1 p.m., The Villages of SLO, 55 Broad St., SLO. Free. More info: 543-2300, cynthia.wittmeyer@alz. org, alz.org. WINE, WAVES, AND BEYOND combines the fun, laid-back atmosphere of the local wine country and unique surf culture. Enjoy four days of events at numerous scenic venues throughout the county, evoking the magic of wine and waves. All proceeds go to support the Association of Amputee Surfers (AmpSurf). The event takes place June 2-5. Events include a surf movie premiere on Thursday at 7pm at the Fremont Theatre in SLO, a ‘Barrel to Barrel’ wine tasting on Friday from 5-8pm at The Cliffs Resort, a “Brew Masters” dinner on Saturday also at The Cliffs Resort, a longboard surf contest on Sunday from 7am-4pm at the Pismo Pier, and a VW display on Sunday 11am-5pm in the Addie Street Parking Lot in Pismo Beach. The Cliffs Resort is at 2757 Shell Beach Road in Shell Beach. Info: winewavesandbeyond. com or 556-3306. THE SOUTH COAST RAILROAD MUSEUM is leading a one-day round-trip excursion from Santa Barbara to San Luis Obispo on
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Church from 10am-5pm each day. Find dealers, demonstrations, exhibits, rocks and minerals, and a barbecue on Saturday night at 298 S. Thompson in Nipomo. Info: 9293788 or omsinc.org. DUNE RUN RUN kicks off the Stone Soup Music Faire in Grover Beach the weekend of Aug. 27 starting at 9am (registration starts at 8). Run or walk through the dunes and throughout Grover in this super fun event. Info: 489-9091 or 473 4580. RODEO IN CRESTON is Sept. 9-11. This classic rodeo includes events with participants from all over. Events start at 6pm on Friday (team ropinâ€™ till midnight), Saturday at 1pm, and Sunday at 11am. There is a queen contest, food, merchandise, raffles, barn dance, Cowboy Church, rodeo clown, team roping, steer riding, barrel racing, calf roping, mutton bustinâ€™, food, and merchandise vendors. Info, up to the minute schedules, and maps: 226-9151, 238-3401, or crestonclassic rodeo.org. PASOLOOZA takes place on Sept.
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DRUMBEAT AT THE CREEK features local drummers, flutists, and dancers meeting in a spirited jam the first and third Thursday of the month including May 19 at 4:30 p.m., Arroyo Grande Creek, Bridge Street and Olohan Alley, Arroyo Grande. More info: 709-7425, delta. firstname.lastname@example.org. “BAREFOOT” CONCERTS ON THE GREEN run through July 23 on Saturdays from 2-6pm featuring local artists and bands. There’s also a restaurant and bar at the Sea Pines Golf Course Resort with food and beverages available so you won’t go hungry or thirsty. May 21: The Scarlet Furies, May 28: Damon Castillo, June 4: Cuesta Ridge, June 11: The Movers, June 18: Truth About Seafood, June 25: Dave Miller Band, July 2: Red Skunk Jipzee Swing Band, July 9: Shival Experience, July 16: The Kicks, and July 23: Cadillac Angels. All ages are welcome. These shows are free at 1945 Solano St. in Los Osos. Info: 5285252, Ext. 426.
TRILOGY AT MONARCH DUNES CONCERT SERIES takes place on Fridays from 6-8pm in the Grandstand Tennis Courts at 1645 Trilogy Parkway in Nipomo. Here is the lineup: May 21: The Kicks (reggae), June 17: Unfinished Business (rock), and July 29: Soulsauce (rock and soul). Free. Food’s available for purchase. Info: 343-7510. RED BARN COMMUNITY MUSIC SERIES features on June 3: Red Skunk Jipzee Swing Band, July 2: Water Tower Bucket Boys (bluegrass), Aug. 13: Molly’s Revenge (dynamic acoustic Celtic), and Sept. 3: Cafe Musique (Euro gypsy). The Red Barn Community Music Series is a monthly concert series showcasing local, regional, and national musicians performing old time, bluegrass, swing, Celtic, blues, and other forms of acoustic roots music. The Red Barn is at 2180 Palisades Ave. in Los Osos. The show begins at 6pm with potluck supper and potluck band starting at 5pm. No tickets are required, but there’s a suggested $10 donation at the door. BYOB and a dish to share. Info: 5349021. CAL POLY MUSIC DEPARTMENT presents a concert by the Early Music Ensemble titled “Music from the Americas” featuring Craig Russell lecturing and joining performances of chamber works written during the 18th century in Mexico and South America May 20 at 8 p.m., Performing Arts Center Pavilion, Cal Poly, 1 Grand Ave., SLO. $12. More info: 756-2787, pac. email@example.com, music.calpoly. edu. BILL WATROUS is performing with Cal Poly’s best jazz musicians on May 21 at 8 p.m., Performing Arts Center, 1 Grand Ave., SLO. $12 and $15 for general admission; $10 and $13 for seniors and Jazz Federation members; $6 and $10 for students. More info: 756-2406. CAL POLY MUSIC DEPARTMENT presents an eclectic mix of jazz standards and modern compositions performed by the University Jazz Bands No. 1 and No. 2 and the Cal Poly Jazz Combos May 21 at 8 p.m., Cohan Center, Cal Poly, 1 Grand Ave., SLO. $12 to $15. More info: 756-2787, pac.calpoly@gmail. com, music.calpoly.edu. THE MAVERICK SALOON presents its “Summer Kick-Off Celebration” May 22 through May 28. The “Saddle Horn Art Show” features the art of Greg Singley May 22 at 10 a.m. followed by a concert by Confederate Railroad at 6 p.m. Cost is $20. A concert by Jim Messina and his band is May 25 at 6 and 8:30 p.m. $45 at the door. Primal Tribe performs in concert May 27 at 9 p.m. The Sean Wiggins Band performs in concert May 28 at 3 and 8:30 p.m., The Maverick Saloon,
3687 Sagunto St., Santa Ynez. More info: 686-4785. OPTIONS MUSIC FESTIVAL features headliner Sheryl Crow with Central Coast band LAKES as the opening act May 22, doors open at 11:30 a.m., Avila Beach Golf Resort, 6464 Ana Bay Drive, Avila Beach. Call for prices. More info: 772-6066, Ext. 101, jdelaney@ optionsfs.org, vallitix.com. CAL POLY MUSIC DEPARTMENT presents department chair W. Terrence Spiller joined by guest artist pianist Robert Thies in an exciting program of repertory for two pianos including works by Dohnányi, Shostakovich, and Rachmaninoff, and others May 24 at 8 p.m., Spanos Theatre, Cal Poly, 1 Grand Ave., SLO. $10. More info: 756-2787, firstname.lastname@example.org, music.calpoly.edu. A SPRING CONCERT by the Morro Bay High School and Los Osos Middle School Choirs features beautiful songs performed by young musicians May 24 at 7 p.m., Cohan Center, Cal Poly, 1 Grand Ave., SLO. More info: 756-2787, pac.calpoly@ gmail.com, mbhs.slcusd.org/boosters.htm. THE SOLVANG FESTIVAL THEATER will feature the three-time Grammy Award-winning group Ozomatli for a concert benefiting “Youth Down 2 Business,” an educational program by Santa Ynez Valley People Helping People May 27 at 8 p.m., Solvang Festival Theater, 420 Second St., Solvang. $35, $50, and $65. More info: 426-5440, syvphp.org. CASH’D OUT performs live country music May 28 at 8 p.m., Downtown Brew, 1119 Garden St., SLO. $10 and $12. More info: 543-1843, email@example.com, downtownbrewingco.com. THE CENTRAL COAST FIDDLERS meets for dancing and jamming with all musicians and dancers welcome the second and fourth Sundays of the month. Call for times, Woman’s Club, Arroyo Grande. More info: 937-6866, firstname.lastname@example.org. THE CAL POLY SYMPHONY presents guest pianist Robert Thies joining the Cal Poly Symphony to perform George Gershwin’s Piano Concerto in F, a fusion of jazz and the classical tradition. The Symphony will also perform Howard Hanson’s Symphony No. 2, “Romantic” May 28 at 8 p.m., Cohan Center, Cal Poly, 1 Grand Ave., SLO. $10 - $12. More info: 756-2787, email@example.com, music.calpoly.edu. UNITARIAN UNIVERSALIST FELLOWSHIP OF SLO COUNTY presents the 12th annual “Chamber Music at the Fellowship” featuring the Allegria Winds in concert May 29 at 2 p.m., Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of SLO County, 2074 Parker St., SLO. $15, $5 for stu-
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dents. More info: 545-8422. TRIBAL SEEDS performs a live concert of Reggae music May 29 at 7:30 p.m., SLO Brewing Co, 1119 Garden St., SLO. $14. More info: 543-1843, firstname.lastname@example.org, dtbrew.com. LIVING COLOUR will play in Avila Beach May 29 at 8 p.m., Avila Beach Resort, 6464 Ana Bay Drive, Avila Beach. $40 to $85. More info: 595-4000, livingcolourspace@ gmail.com, otterproductionsinc. com. THE CAL POLY ARAB MUSIC ENSEMBLE performs traditional and contemporary music and dance
Bourbon performing on June 4 at Coalesce Bookstore in Morro Bay. The SLOfolks Benefit Concert is June 5 at Castoro Cellars in Templeton with Eric Henderson, Jude Johnstone, The Ballistic Cats, and The Jaded Optimists, starting at 6pm. Guy Davis performs on July 23 at Castoro Cellars; Peppino D’Agostino performs on Aug. 19 at the Coalesce Bookstore and on Aug. 20 at Castoro Cellars (with
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special guest Jeff Campitelli); and finally, Wake the Dead performs on Sept. 24 at Castoro. Info: SLOfolks.org. GROVER BEACH SIZZLIN’ SUMMER CONCERTS AND FARMERS MARKETS begin June 5 and take place from 3-6pm on Sundays, showcasing a different band each week through Sept. 25, along with a Farmers Market featuring fresh produce, barbecue, crafts, photography, and jewelry. Come to the Ramona Garden Park at 993 Ramona Ave. General info, vendor, and sponsorship info: 473-4580 or grover.org (click on Departments, then Parks and Recreation). SLO SUMMER ‘CONCERTS IN THE PLAZA’ features local music
guide on Fridays from June 10-Sept. 2 from 5:30-7:30pm in Mission Plaza in downtown SLO. Here’s the lineup with musical styles ranging from rock, blues, reggae and Americana to country, CaliCubano, and California rock: June 10: Nada Rasta, June 17: Truth About Seafood, June 24: TROPO, July 1: Cuesta Ridge, July 8: Zongo All-Stars, July 15: Damon Castillo, July 22: Resination, July 29: Criticnue, Aug. 5: Guy Budd Band and the Gypsy Souls, Aug. 12: Monte Mills and the Lucky Horseshoe Band, Aug. 19: Burning James and the Funky Flames, Aug. 26: The JD Project, Sept. 2: Big Daddy’s Blues Band. Info: 5410286 or DowntownSLO.com. ARROYO GRANDE SUMMER CONCERT SERIES takes you on a musical journey through the decades on these dates: June 12: 1910s, June 26: 1920s, July 4: (Monday) 1930s, featuring the Village Band, July 9: 1940s, July 10: 1950s (Centennial Day), July 24: 1960s, Aug. 7: 1970s, Aug. 21: 1980s, Sept. 4: 1990s (Labor Day Weekend) and on Sept. 18: 2000s, featuring Guy Budd and Inga Swearingen. Shows are free and take place at 1pm at the Rotary Bandstand in Heritage Square. Info: 473-2250 or arroyograndevillage.org. TUESDAYS IN THE PARK CONCERT SERIES IN ATASCADERO comes to Atascadero Lake Park in June, July, and August at 7pm. Hear them at 9305 Pismo Ave. Info: 466-2044, 461-5000, or atascaderochamber.org. TWILIGHT CONCERTS IN THE PASO ROBLES PARK take place on Fridays from 5:30-7:30pm, June 24-Aug. 26, at the downtown City Park gazebo at 12th and Spring streets. Bring a lawn chair, enjoy different genres of music each week, and savor a glass of J. Lohr wine, for sale at the concert. Proceeds benefit the REC Foundation. No concert July 2. Info: 238-4103, pasoroblesdowntown. org, or travelpaso.com. ATASCADERO SUMMER SATURDAY CONCERTS at Atascadero Lake Park happen July 9-Aug. 13 from 6:30-8:30pm at 9305 Pismo Ave. Barbecue dinners, wine, and beer are available for purchase. Bring a blanket and enjoy these free shows. Info: 470-3178 or Atascadero.org. THE SAN LUIS OBISPO BOTANICAL GARDEN CONCERT SERIES includes The Mystery Trees performing on Aug. 7, featuring Dorian Michael and
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AT THE BEACH AVILA BEACH FISH AND FARMERS MARKET takes place every Friday from 4-8pm. Check out fish, flowers, delicious food vendors from the best local restaurants, donuts and kettlecorn, produce, and live music through Sept. 30. Here’s a sprinkling of the music you can hear each week on the Avila Promenade: Cracker Jack Highway, Dave Aguallo, Guy Budd, The Jammies, Unfinished Business, Motel Drive, and many more. Info: avilabeachpier.com or firstname.lastname@example.org. THE FAMOUS JAZZ ARTIST SERIES AT THE HAMLET includes performances on May 22: Pianist Bill Cunliffe, June 5: Trombonist Andy Martin, June 19: Saxophonist Mel Martin and pianist Don Freidman, June 26: Guitarist Doug MacDonald, July 10: Pianist Tom Ranier, July 24: Pianist Terry Trotter, July 31: Jazz novelist (and drummer) Bill Moody. The Hamlet at Moonstone Gardens is at 7432 Exotic Gardens Drive in Cambria. Performances are at 4 and 7:15pm and tickets cost $12/$20. Info: 927-2856. THE OPTIONS MUSIC FESTIVAL WITH SHERYL CROW is May 22 at Avila Beach Golf Resort. Gates open at 11:30am. All ages. Info and tickets: 1-888825-5484, vallitix.com, or optionsmusicfestival.org. BASIN STREET REGULARS’ upcoming concerts include: May 22: High Sierra Jazz Band and the Cuesta College Jazz Band perform. Additional concerts are June 26 and Sept. 25. On July 31 the High Sierra Jazz Band performs, and on Aug. 28 the Blue Street Jazz Band
performs. Sept. 25: Reynolds Brothers Rhythm Rascals. The special “Jubilee by the Sea” jazz festival takes place Oct. 27-30 at various venues around Pismo Beach. Concert admission ranges from $5-$10 and shows take place at the Pismo Beach Veterans Memorial Building, 780 Bello St. They also have kids jazz camps in Sacramento and Mammoth. Info: 550-4865, 481-7840, or pismojazz.com. THE BOATZART CONCERT marries music and the water and takes place on Aug. 28 at the pier in Los Osos. The featured band is The Quiet Knights with Stephen McAndrew and friends (tentative). Attend by land or by sea, with a 4-foot high tide when the concert starts. Info: 5286557, sstern3126@AOL.com, or baywoodnavy.org. POPS BY THE SEA CONCERT takes place during Labor Day Weekend on Sept. 4 at 4pm at the Avila Beach Golf Resort. Celebrate 20 years of fun, sun, and music by the sea as the Symphony takes you back to the “Summer of Love.” Gates open at 2:30pm. Tickets start at $15. Info and tickets: slosymphony.com or 543-3533. THREE MARTINI LUNCH performs “Swing and Swank” hip jazz and the Great American Songbook on Thursdays and Fridays at Lido in Shell Beach and every other Wednesday at the Sea Venture Hotel in Pismo Beach from 6-10pm. Lounge life comes to town and you shouldn’t miss it! Info: email@example.com.
FESTIVALS THE AVILA BEACH BLUES FESTIVAL takes place on May 29 at the Avila Beach Resort and features the Experience Hendrix Tour with Billy Cox, Steve Vai, Jonny Lang, David Hidalgo, Cesar Rosas, and many more. Tickets start at $55. The show starts at 1pm. Info and tickets: 1-888-8255484 or vallitix.com. THE MORRO BAY MUSIC FESTIVAL takes place on June 4 from 11am-7pm and features several bands of different genres, tri-tip, seafood barbecue, wine, beer, vendors, and dance and demos in between performers. It all takes place at 714 Embarcadero, across from Rose’s Landing. Info: 7721155 or mbmusicfest.com. LIVE OAK MUSIC FESTIVAL is a three-day concert and camping event near Lake Cachuma where proceeds support San Luis Obispo’s KCBX Public Radio.
guide Grammy-winning Mavis Staples, the Texas Tornados, the Wailin’ Jennys, Will Bernard, and many more will perform. The event is June 17-19 at Live Oak Camp off of Highway 154 in the Santa Ynez Valley. Day passes and camping passes are available. Info, maps, schedule, and tickets: liveoakfest. org or 781-3030. THE CALIFORNIA INTERNATIONAL CHORAL FESTIVAL AND COMPETITON begins June 23, with a free concert on Garden Street at Farmers Market in SLO, continues through the weekend at the PAC at Cal Poly, and brings together choirs from Uganda, Indonesia, the Ukraine, Canada, the Congo, and California for a series of spirited competitions. The festival kicks off with an opening reception on June 24 starting at 6:30pm with the introduction of the visiting choirs, who will sing a patriotic song from their country. The SLO Vocal Arts Ensemble takes the stage to perform a lively program of American music, ending with a welcome song in each choirs’ native language. On June 25 at 10am, each choir performs the same two pieces of music while the judges listen for their strengths. The folk song competition takes place on June 25 at 8pm. The choirs’ choice competition takes place on June 26 at 1pm. Each choir chooses a 12-minute program of their finest music to perform. Finally, the grand finale and awards take place on June 26 at 8pm in the Cohan Center. It’s all taking place at the PAC at Cal Poly in SLO. Cost is $20 for all tickets. Info and tickets: 756-2787 or pacslo.org or californiachoral.org. VANS WARPED TOUR rolls into Ventura on July 3. Info and tickets: goldenvoice.com (and punch “Warped” into their search box). FESTIVAL MOZAIC—A CELEBRATION OF MOZART takes place July 14-24 with this summer’s focus on the influence popular culture has had on classical music through the ages. This informative and unique classical music festival takes place in various scenic locations around the Central Coast, including the mission in downtown SLO, Chapel Hill, See Canyon Fruit Ranch, the SLO Botanical Garden, and in private homes. Twenty world-class music events take place over 10 days and will feature guest artists from around the country, and a repertoire that includes Copland, Dvorák, Poulenc,
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Ravel, Fauré, Handel, Vivaldi, Bach, and of course, Mozart. Info: festivalmozaic.com or 781-3009. STONE SOUP MUSIC FAIRE takes place in Grover Beach Aug. 27-28, from 10am-9pm on Saturday and 11am-5pm on Sunday. Musicians will be performing all day Saturday and Sunday, amid a variety of booths featuring items from around the world, international food, beer and wine, and crafts. Also, people can participate in the 5k/10k “Dune Run-Run.” There will also be children’s activities, a health fair, and more. The 20th annual Stone Soup Music Fair and Festival will be held at Ramona Garden Park, and admission is free. Come to 8th and 9th at Ramona Avenue. Info: 489-9091 or groverbeachchamber.com. 54TH ANNUAL MONTEREY JAZZ FESTIVAL takes place Sept. 16-18 and features Sonny Rollins, Herbie Hancock, Huey Lewis and the News, Poncho Sanchez featuring Terence Blanchard, Joshua Redman, India.Arie, John Pizzarelli Quartet, An Afternoon in Treme with Dumpstaphunk, and many more in, where else? Monterey! Info: montereyjazzfestival.org.
WINERY AND WINE BAR CONCERTS GATHER WINE BAR has several concerts throughout summer, and winemakers events are on Wednesdays with food available for purchase, and of course all kinds of wine, in their adorable tasting room in downtown Arroyo Grande, and also in their back patio. Here’s the summer line up: May 20: Bill Wingfield Jazz Experience, May 21 and 28: The Gillie Wheesels (Celtic music), May 26: Rocky Logue, May 27: Meredith Hobbs, June 1: Winemaker Wednesday, Wes Hagen of Clos Pepe, June 2: Bob Collins, June 3: Erin Teran, June 4: Vance Fahie of Resination, June 9: the Gillie Wheesels, June 10: Bill Wingfield Jazz Experience, June 11: Alicia Broussard, June 17: Nataly Lola, June 18: The Delmore Brothers, June 23: Rocky Logue, June 24: Vance Fahie of Resination, July 1: Erin Teran, July 2: Acoustico, July 7: Bob Collins, July 8: Casey MacDonald, July 14: Gillie Wheesels, July 15: Casey Rodgers, July 16: Vance Fahie of Resination, July 21: Bob Collins, July 28: Rocky Logue, and July 30: Gillie Wheesels. It’s open daily. Winemaker events are 5:308:30pm, music is 7-10pm at 122 East Branch St. in Arroyo Grande.
Info and for an updated schedule: 474-4771 or gatherwinebar.com. SATURDAY LIVE AT VINA ROBLES presents free music every other Saturday from May 21-July 16 from 1-4pm at 3700 Mill Road off Highway 46 East in Paso Robles. Info: VinaRobles.com or 227-4812. MOROVINO JAZZ CONCERTS take place on May 22, June 5 and 19, July 17 and 24, and Aug. 7 and 21 and includes live jazz music and a tasting of Cal Poly Creamery cheeses. Cost is $10. Come 2-5pm. Morovino Tasting Room is at 76 Landing Passage in Avila Beach. Info: 627-1443 or morovino. com. CASTORO CELLARS LAZY LOCAL CONCERTS include the PK Band performing on May 28 at 7pm. The SLOFolks benefit concert is June 5 at 6:30pm with Eric Henderson, Jude Johnstone, The Ballistic Cats, and the Jaded Optimists. On June 19 hear acoustic guitar music by the Martin Paris Trio and Tim Pacheco. Dave Mason performs on June 25 at 8pm, Up in the Air performs on July 10, the Brian Black Duo performs on Aug. 7, and the Guy Budd Band on Sept. 4. Shows are from 1-4pm and take place at 1315 N. Bethel Road in Templeton. Info: 1-888-DAM-FINE or castorocellars.com.
LAETITIA SUMMER MUSIC SERIES kicks off on May 28 and takes place through July 30 on Saturdays. Bring a picnic! Come 1-4pm. Two weekends feature two days of music: May 28-29 and June 25-26. They’re located off of Hwy. 101 in Arroyo Grande. Info: laetitiawine.com or 481-1772. SCHOOLHOUSE ROCK concerts take place June-September at Salisbury Vineyards in the Avila Valley. Info: 595-WINE or salisburyvineyards.com/activities. SCULPTERRA WINERY LIVE MUSIC is on the first Saturday every month from 1-4pm, and Steve Key presents “Songwriters at Play” every Sunday from 1-4pm at 5015 Linne Road in Paso Robles. Info: sculpterra.com. ENDLESS SUMMER NIGHT CONCERTS AT EDNA VALLEY VINEYARDS 2.0! take place on Fridays in June (June 3, 10, and 17) from 5-7pm and again on Fridays in September (Sept. 2, 9, 16, 23, and 30). This event has free admission and takes place at 2585 Biddle Ranch Road in SLO. Info: 544-5855, Ext. 28/29, or ednavalleyvineyard.com. STILL WATER CONCERTS take place all summer on Sundays. June 12: Jill Knight, July 10: Doc Stoltey, Aug. 14: Up in the Air, and Sept.
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MORE LIVE MUSIC … CAL POLY EARLY MUSIC ENSEMBLE: MUSIC FROM THE AMERICAS is on May 20 at 8pm in the Pavilion at Cal Poly in SLO. Craig Russell will lecture and join in performances of chamber works written during the 18th century in Mexico and South America. Info: 756-2406, 756-2787, or music. calpoly.edu/calendar. CAL POLY JAZZ NIGHT WITH TROMBONIST BILL WATROUS takes place on May 21 at 8pm and will feature an eclectic mix of jazz standards and modern compositions performed by the University Jazz Bands No. 1 and No. 2, and the Cal Poly Jazz Combos, in the Cohan Center at the PAC at Cal Poly in SLO. Info: 756-2406, 756-2787, or music. calpoly.edu/calendar. LARRY KARUSH SOLO PIANO CONCERT takes place on May 21
at 8pm. The jazz, improvisational pianist has roots in Indian classical, Afro-Caribbean, western classical, and 20th century music. Come to the Cuesta College CPAC Courtyard in SLO. Cost is $8/$12. Info: 546-3198 or academic. cuesta.edu/performingarts. CAMBRIA COMMUNITY CHORALE SPRING CONCERTS will be held May 21-22 at 3pm. Enjoy a program of show tunes, love songs, and movie headliners performed by more than 60 singers at the Community Presbyterian Church, located at 2250 Yorkshire Drive in Cambria. Tickets are $15 for adults, and students get in free. Tickets are available at the Cambria Chamber or at the door. Info: 927-4028 or 927-5453. HARPIST AURORA DENNY AND RAMÓN ROMERO perform on May 22 at 3pm and will feature traditional and contemporary harp music from throughout Latin America at the Saint James Episcopal Church at 1335 Oak St. in Paso Robles. A suggested donation is $12 per person and $8 for seniors and students. Info: 472-9036. SYMPHONY OF THE VINES SEASON FINALE The chamber
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orchestra will perform with local artist, soprano Marissa Bloom, singing favorites from Broadway and opera on May 22 at 3pm at the Atascadero Lake Pavilion, 9315 Pismo Ave., behind the zoo. Tickets cost $25 for general admission and $10 for students. Info and tickets: brownpapertickets.com, purchase them at the door, or SymphonyoftheVines.org. TWO-PIANO RECITAL: THIES AND SPILLER takes place on May 24 at 8pm and features Cal Poly Music Department chair W. Terrence Spiller and guest artist pianist Robert Thies in a program of repertory for two pianos with works by Mozart, Poulenc, Debussy, Shostakovich, and Rachmaninoff. This rare piano duo repertoire will be at the Spanos Theatre at Cal Poly in SLO. Info: 756-2406, 756-2787, or music.calpoly.edu/ calendar. MBHS AND LOMS SPRING CHOIR CONCERT is May 24-25 at 7pm at the Cohan Center in SLO. The Morro Bay High School and Los Osos Middle School choirs will present a medley of songs. Info and tickets: pacslo.org or 7562787. A CAL POLY INSTRUMENTAL
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STUDENT RECITAL takes place on May 26 at 11 am. An eclectic event, this recital will involve solo as well as small chamber ensemble performances. This free program takes place in the Davidson Music Center, in room 218. Info: 756-2406 or music. calpoly.edu/calendar. STEYNBERG GALLERY CONCERTS include David Rogers’ classical crossover guitar on May 27 at
8pm. Tickets are $10. Come to 1531 Monterey in SLO. Info: steynberggallery.com, 547-0278, or steynberg-events.com. THE CAL POLY SYMPHONY SPRING CONCERT: ROBERT THIES PLAYS GERSHWIN is on May 28 at 8pm and will feature Symphony No. 2, ‘Romantic’ by Howard Hanson and “Piano Concerto in F” by George Gershwin with Thies on piano in the Cohan Center at the
PAC at Cal Poly in SLO. Info: 7562406, 756-2787, or music.calpoly. edu/calendar. CHAMBER MUSIC FELLOWSHIP CONCERT is on May 29: ‘Allegria Winds.’ Members of several Central Coast orchestras present a selection of music for piano and woodwinds. Tickets are $5-$55. Concerts take place at 2074 Parker St., suite 100, in SLO. All shows are at 2pm. Info: 545-8422.
THE CAL POLY INSTRUMENTAL STUDENT RECITAL takes place June 2 at 11am where students showcase their talent in one of Cal Poly’s quarterly instrumental student recitals. An eclectic event, this recital will involve solo as well as small chamber ensemble performances. This show is free and takes place in the Davidson Music Center, in room 218. Info: 756-2406 or music.calpoly.edu/ calendar. THE CAL POLY ARAB MUSIC ENSEMBLE SPRING CONCERT is on June 3 at 8pm and features well-known art and popular music of the Eastern Mediterranean and larger Middle East. Hear traditional melodic and rhythmic modes in the contexts of old and new genres on instruments including the oud, nay, qanun, buzuq, violin, cello, bass, guitar, accordion, riqq, daff, and darabukka/table. Local Middle Eastern dancers will also perform during this show at the Spanos Theatre at Cal Poly in SLO. Info: 756-2406, 756-2787, or
guide music.calpoly.edu/calendar. They also perform on Aug. 10 at two locations at the library in Paso Robles at 2 and 4pm. Info: 2373870 or prcity.com/library. CAL POLY WIND BANDS SPRING CONCERT: “SYMPHONIC METAMORPHOSIS” will feature Christopher Woodruff on trumpet and Brian Hermanson on clarinet, and the Cal Poly Wind Orchestra and Wind Ensemble performing on June 4 at 8pm. Explore the world’s ever-changing musical taste through a series of major works illustrating specific forms used by composers throughout history at the Cohan Center at Cal Poly in SLO. Info: 756-2406, 756-2787, or music.calpoly.edu/calendar. SAN LUIS CHAMBER ORCHESTRA performs on June 5 at 3pm at Trinity Church, 490 L.O.V.R. in Los Osos. Enjoy an afternoon with Marian Gilbert. Tickets are $10. Info: 528-7795 or sanluischamberorchestra.org.
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THE SLO HIGH SCHOOL SPRING CONCERT takes place on June 8 from 7-9pm where members of the SLO High Choir and director Paul Osborne perform repertoire from their European tour happening in July along with the choir from Laguna Middle School and the Combined 6th Grade Choir from San Luis Coastal elementary schools. Tickets are $10 and may be purchased in advance or at the door of the PAC at Cal Poly in SLO. Info: 596-4050, Ext. 2700, or check them out on Facebook.com. THE PHENOMENAUTS perform this free, all-ages show taking place on June 12 at 3pm at Cheap Thrills Records, 563 Higuera St. in SLO. Info: 544-0686 or check them out on Facebook.com. POZO SALOON presents on June 25 Willie Nelson’s Country Throwdown. Info: 438-4225 or pozosaloon.com. THREE FIDDLERS perform on June 26 starting at 2pm, featuring local fiddlin’ legends Brynn Albanese, Paul Severtsen, and Randy Garacci with accompaniment by Stanley Stern, performing tunes from around the world including Sweden, Norway, the Balkans, Hungary, and the Americas, and
it’s all happening at Congregation Beth David, 10180 Los Osos Valley Road in SLO. Tickets cost $18 in advance and $20 at the door. Info: 545-5868 or cbdslo.org. ATASCADERO MUSIC WALK, in its second year, takes place on Aug. 5 from 5-7pm in downtown Atascadero with these shops participating: All About Hair, Bella Cose, English Rose Antiques, The Tea Trolley, Back on the Racks, Frankie’s Deli, Bling it on Babe, Arlynes Flowers, Olive Tree Fine Arts Gallery, Envisions Gallery, Mobley’s, Return Engagement, Haven Wine Bistro, and Tuesday’s Jewels. Info: tuesdaysjewels@ yahoo.com or 466-0100. SLO BLUES SOCIETY PRESENTS the annual Vets Hall show on Sept. 24. Shows begin at 8pm at the SLO Vets Hall, 801 Grand Ave. in San Luis Obispo. Free dance lessons run from 7:308pm. Tickets are $17 and $20. All tickets are sold at the door, for ages 21 and older. Info: 541-7930 or sloblues.org.
THE SLO JAZZ FESTIVAL in its first year will feature top talent from around the globe and San Luis Obispo County on multiple stages throughout downtown Sept. 24-25 at 10am-9pm on Saturday and from 11am-8pm on Sunday in Mission Plaza in SLO. Tickets are $20 per day or $30 for a weekend pass. Info: 459-6939 or slojazzfest.org.
THE POETRY SOCIETY OF SANTA MARIA invites all to read poetry, sing songs, or just express themselves every Wednesday at 6 p.m., Coffee Time, 245 Town Center West, Santa Maria. More info: 928-6492. THE SANTA MARIA PUBLIC LIBRARY presents Olga Loya and her dramatic and historically accurate monologue and dialogue “Californio Juana Briones” May 19 at 4 p.m., Santa Maria Public
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Library, 421 S. McClelland, Santa Maria. More info: 925-0951, Ext. 117, firstname.lastname@example.org. ca.us, ci.santa-maria.ca.us. ¡AY! MAMI: TALES OF MOTHERHOOD WITH A LATINA TWIST is a multimedia production that explores the similarities and differences of motherhood across cultures featuring a series of monologues written and read by local women May 28 at 7 p.m., Ethel Pope Auditorium, Santa Maria High School, South Broadway, Santa Maria. $12, $6 for seniors. More info: 757-7772, email@example.com, latinamotherhood.com. THE AMERICAN CANCER SOCIETY Relay for Life team “Together We Cure” presents a PCPA Preview fundraiser of “Hairspray” June 16 at 7 p.m., Santa Maria. $20. More info: 937-4923, firstname.lastname@example.org.
WORTH THE DRIVE THE ALTOS—BLOOD IS THICKER THAN WINE DINNER THEATER takes place on Sundays at 5pm through June 5. At the Altos’ mansion the “family” is gathering on the anniversary of “Tony” Alto’s death, for the reading of the will. Join Carmela, Julio, Sangiovese, and Nebbiolo Alto, and Big Frankie Coppola as they find out who gets what. Come to the Spyglass Inn Restaurant at 2703 Spyglass Drive in Shell Beach. Tickets are $48.95. Dress is casual, or come as your favorite gangster. Info and reservations: 489-3875 or murderinmind.com. “BEST OF” SERIES: BEST OF SONG AND DANCE happens May 19-21 at 7:30pm at the Clark Center in Arroyo Grande. With exhilarating dances and beautiful music, this show is guaranteed to leave audiences satisfied. Presented by Nipomo High School. Info and tickets: NHSdrama.org. SLO LITTLE THEATRE presents Spinning into Butter May 20-June 12 at 2 and 8pm. When one of the few African American students at liberal Belmont College begins receiving hate mail, the campus erupts, first with shock, then with mutual recrimination as faculty and students alike try to prove their own tolerance by condemning one another. Readers theater: Nobel Night is on June 17 at 888 Morro St. in SLO. Cost is $50 for Martini Nights, $35 for all other shows. Info: 786-2440 or slolittletheatre.org. ALADDIN AND HIS WONDERFUL LAMP shows from May 21-June 12 on Saturdays at 2 and 7pm and Sundays at 2pm. A silly sultan, an evil vizier, a beautiful princess, a powerful genie, and a lad named Aladdin all come together for an exhilarating carpet ride at Unity, located at 1490 Southwood Drive in San Luis Obispo. Tickets
range from$14-$18. Info and reservations: 543-PLAY (7529) or kelrikproductions.com. THE GROUNDLINGS perform on May 22 at 7pm. Bringing improvisational and sketch comedy from L.A., The Groundlings entertain with special guest, Cal Poly’s own Smile and Nod at the Spanos Theatre at the PAC at Cal Poly in SLO. Cost is $15-$25. Info and tickets: 756-2787 or pacslo.org. A READER’S THEATRE performance takes place on May 22 at 3pm and will feature Tales from The Tenth Man by Paddy Chayefsky, The Dybbuk, The Golem of Prague, and other works of Jewish writers. This unique production will feature Cuesta and Cal Poly drama students with musical accompaniment by Stanley Stern and Richard Webb. Refreshments are included at Congregation Beth David, 10180 Los Osos Valley Road in SLO. Tickets are $18 in advance and $20 at the door. Info: 544-0760 or cbdslo.org. ARROYO GRANDE HIGH THEATRE ENSEMBLE presents Children of Eden, based on the book by John Caird with music by and lyrics by Stephen Schwartz, based on a concept by Charles Lisanby with performances happening May 26-28 at 7pm and May 28-29 at 1pm at the Clark Center in Arroyo Grande. Tickets are $5-$10 and can be purchased by calling 4743200, Ext. 2247, Ext. 2267, or Ext. 2403. PEWTER PLOUGH PLAYHOUSE presents Playhouse Creatures by April de Angelis May 27-July 10 in this gritty comedy about the first female actresses allowed to play on the London stage, bringing theater into the modern age. July 29-Sept 11 features Deathtrap or Dr. Cook’s Garden, both by Ira Levin. These are classic thrillers by a master of contemporary suspense. Tickets are $18-20, and shows take place at 824 Main St. in the West Village in Cambria. Reservations: 927-3877 or pewterploughplayhouse.org. CAL POLY’S RSVP XVI: DUENDE plays May 31 and June 2 at 8pm. This diverse transmedia series celebrates its sweet 16 with electro-acoustic diversity and compositional risk. Inspired by the mysterious passionate spirit, which drives flamenco performance, this year’s show promises innovative staging and engaging soundscapes in its continuing dedication to the science of wonder. Check out what the heck that means in the Pavilion at Cal Poly for $11. Info: 756-2406, 756-2787, or pacslo. org. STAND UP COMEDY SHOW PERFORMED BY LOCAL COMEDIANS will be presented by Central Coast Players on the
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first Saturday of the month at the Grange Hall, 2880 Broad St. in SLO. Shows start at 8:30pm and admission is $5 at the door. Reservations aren’t required, and refreshments will be available. Info: 543-0639. EVERYBODY CAN DANCE BALLET WILL PRESENT MOTHER GOOSE, Kingdom of the Shades, and Paquita at the Clark Center June 11-12. World-class professional Sayat Asatryan joins with Everybody Can Dance and the Santa Maria Civic Ballet. Come to 487 Fair Oaks Ave. Info: 489-9444 or clarkcenter.org. ALFRED HITCHCOCK’S THE 39 STEPS plays June 16-July 3 at the Solvang Festival Theatre. Think juicy spy novel meets Monty Python. Whether you take a plane, train, or automobile, cling to your seat as four actors play 100 characters in this hilarious Tony award-winning thriller. Tickets and info: 922-8313, 928-7731, or pcpa.org. BUTCH CASSIDY AND THE SUNBURNT KID plays June 16-Sept. 17. With both a heroine tied to the tracks and a duel, this comedy with music has all the
Tracy Turnblad may not have a Barbie-doll figure, but the size of her heart is matched only by the volume of her hair. Tickets and info: 922-8313, 928-7731, or pcpa. org. THE PASO ROBLES YOUTH ARTS FOUNDATION PRESENTS FLASH BACK TO THE ’80S REVUE on June 23 at 6pm, June 24 at 7pm, and June 25 at 1pm. The best of PRYAF will be showcased in the areas of jazz, ballet, break dance, vocal arts, theater, and guitar, all with an ’80s theme at the Berg Auditorium, 3201 Spring St. in Paso Robles. Tickets are $5-$10. Info and tickets: 238-5825 or pryaf.org. LOST AT SEA plays July 14-Sept. 18. This is classic 19th century melodrama at its best with a black-hearted villain, a stalwart hero, a lovely heroine, and colorful comic characters. Each show is followed by a song, dance and comedy revue. Performances are Wednesdays and Thursdays at 7pm, Fridays at 8pm, Saturdays at 4pm and 8pm, and Sundays at 6pm. Starting July 16, Butch Cassidy and Lost at Sea will play on alternate evenings. The
picnic and bring blankets and lawn chairs. Tickets and info: 546-4224 or centralcoastshakespeare.org. THE TWO GENTLEMEN OF VERONA plays July 15-30 at the Marian Theatre in Santa Maria and Aug. 5-21 at the Solvang Festival Theater. Proteus and Valentine are best friends. Proteus adores Julia. Julia is heavenly. And on and on… Tickets and info: 922-8313, 9287731, or pcpa.org. SEUSSICAL THE MUSICAL is presented by Kelrik Productions starting July 16 at the PAC in SLO. Info: pacslo.org. THE POETIC JUSTICE PROJECT presents ex-cons doing theater. Steinbeck’s Of Mice and Men is July 22-31 and Women Behind Walls, by Claire Braz-Valentine, is Oct. 21-30 at Unity Church in SLO. Don’t miss this. Info and times: poeticjusticeproject.org or 264-5463. THE OCTETTE BRIDGE CLUB by P. J. Barry shows July 29-Aug. 21 and
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elements for a shoot-’em-up good time. Each show is followed by a song, dance and comedy revue. Performances are Wednesdays and Thursdays at 7pm, Fridays at 8pm, Saturdays at 4pm and 8pm, and Sundays at 6pm. Starting July 16 Butch Cassidy and Lost at Sea will play on alternate evenings. The Great American Melodrama is on Highway 1 in Oceano. Tickets cost $18-$22. Info and tickets: 4892499 or americanmelodrama.com. HAIRSPRAY plays June 16-July 2 at the Marian Theatre in Santa Maria and July 8-31 at the Solvang Festival Theater.
Great American Melodrama is on Highway 1 in Oceano. Tickets cost $18-$22. Info and tickets: 4892499 or americanmelodrama.com. THE CENTRAL COAST SHAKESPEARE FESTIVAL takes place on weekends July 15-Aug. 13 on Friday and Saturday at 7:30pm and Sunday at 6pm. As you sit under the stars, enjoy two of Shakespeare’ best loved comedies, As You Like It and The Comedy of Errors. Tickets range from $13-$20 and performances take place at River Oaks Amphitheatre, 800 Clubhouse Drive in Paso Robles. Pack your
will be directed by Judith Jesness. Meet the eight Donovan sisters, proud of their Irish Catholic background, who meet twice a month to play bridge, gossip, and keep the familial bonds intact in the 1930s and ’40s. The Cambria Center for the Arts is at 1350 Main St. All tickets are $15 and may be purchased at the Cambria Chamber of Commerce, 9273624, Cambria Business Center, 927-8880, and at the Allied Arts Gallery at the Old Grammar School, 927-8190. Info and reservations: 927-9977, 927-5951, or nancy/ firstname.lastname@example.org.
guide MY FAIRYTALE plays Aug. 12-20 at the Marian Theatre in Santa Maria and Aug. 26-Sept. 25 at the Solvang Festival Theater. This musical is about Hans Christian Andersen, with music and lyrics by Stephen Schwartz. Tickets and info: 922-8313, 928-7731, or pcpa. org. LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS, presented by Sorcerer Productions, plays Aug. 12-28 and introduces you to a down-and out skid row floral assistant who becomes an overnight sensation when he discovers an exotic plant with a mysterious craving for fresh blood. See it at the Clark Center in Arroyo Grande at 2 and 8pm. Info and tickets: 489-9444 or clarkcenter. org. OPERA SAN LUIS OBISPO PRESENTS BROADWAY BY THE SEA CONCERT happening in August at the spectacular Chapman House in Shell Beach. Tickets are $45 for table seating (discounts for full tables of 8) or $35 for lawn seating with chairs provided. The concert begins at 4pm, and doors open at 3pm. Info and tickets: 541-5369. OPERA SAN LUIS OBISPO PRESENTS ‘OPERA IN THE VINEYARD’ at Vina Robles Winery in September. Enjoy an afternoon concert with wine tasting and appetizers, along with Opera San Luis Obispo’s singers performing opera favorites, show tunes, and more at 3700 Mill Road in Paso Robles. Info and tickets: 541-5369 or operaslo.org. CAROLINE, OR CHANGE plays Sept. 1-18 at the Marian Theatre in Santa Maria. In 1963 Louisiana, the world rumbles with change, marked by JFK’s assassination, a rising Civil Rights movement, and the Vietnam War, in a story about Caroline Thibodeaux with a score fusing gospel, R&B, soul, and the blues. Tickets and info: 922-8313, 928-7731, or pcpa.org. FROM BROADWAY TO COUNTRY MUSICAL is an outdoor theater production happening Sept. 16-17 at 6:30pm with local actors at the Centennial Park Amphitheatre. Wine and beverages will be for sale at 600 Nickerson Drive in Paso Robles. Info: 237-4741. THE WEREWOLF OF DR. OZ plays Sept. 22-Nov. 13. It may not be down the yellow brick road, but with hilarious song parodies and pop culture references, this is sure to be a journey full of laughter and music. Each show is followed by a song, dance, and comedy revue. Performances are Wednesdays
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and Thursdays at 7pm, Fridays at 8pm, Saturdays at 4pm and 8pm, and Sundays at 6pm. The Great American Melodrama is on Highway 1 in Oceano. Tickets cost $18-$22. Info and tickets: 4892499 or americanmelodrama.com.
Dance Lessons KINGS OF SWING DANCE STUDIO presents a “Dance For Your Health!” event in benefit of Licensed Vocational Nursing Students’ IV certification May 21 featuring Ballroom Dance Lessons from 4 to 6 p.m. followed by an evening dance and silent auction from 7 to 10 p.m., Kings of Swing Dance Studio, Town Center Mall, Santa Maria. $25. More info: 928-7799, firstname.lastname@example.org, kingsdancestudio.com. OBON DANCE PRACTICE in preperation of the Obon Festival meets June 15, 22, 29, July 6, 13, and 20 from 6:30 to 8 p.m., Veteran’s Memorial Community Center, 313 W. Tunnel St., Santa Maria. More info: 868-7286. EVERYBODY CAN DANCE presents its “Summer Dance Camp” for ages 7 through 14 in three parts. Camp I is June 20 through July 1. Camp II is July 11 through 22. Camp III is Aug. 1 through 12. The camps run Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Everybody Can Dance Studio, 800 S. Broadway, Santa Maria. $150 per week. More info: 937-6753 or 598-7191.
WORTH THE DRIVE A MODERN WESTERN SQUARE DANCE CLASS will be taught May 19 from 7 to 9 p.m., The Grover Beach Recreation Center, 1230 Trouville, Grover Beach. More info: 473-8892. CITY OF PISMO BEACH offers dance classes including “Ballroom Dance Class” for ages 14 and up on Mondays from 7:15 to 8:15 p.m. starting on June 6. A “Latin American Dance” class starts June 6 and runs on Mondays from 8:30 to 9:30 p.m., Pismo Beach Veterans’ Hall, Pismo Beach. $40 per month, $10 per class. More info: 773-7063, pismobeach.org. CITY OF PISMO BEACH offers dance classes for ages 14 and up including “Hula/Ori Dance” starting June 7 on Tuesdays from 6 to 8 p.m. “Tap Dance Basics” starts June 9 on Thursdays from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. “Tap Dance Advanced” starts June 9 on Thursdays from 6:30 to 8 p.m., Shell Beach Veteran’s Hall, Shell Beach. $20 per month, $5 per class. More info: 773-7063, pismobeach.org.
Kids & Family THE COMMUNITY ACTION COMMISSION and the Boys and Girls Club present a healthy snack program for kids from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. through June 15 at the Boys and Girls Club of Santa Maria Valley, 901 N. Railroad St., Santa Maria and the Evans Park Boys and Girls Club, 200 W. Williams, Santa Maria; and through June 10 from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m., Guadalupe Boys and Girls Club, 11th St., Guadalupe. More info: 925-3010, mdwyer@ cacsb.com. THE SANTA MARIA VALLEY DISCOVERY MUSEUM presents its new “Mission to Mars” rocket ship and mission control exhibit through Aug. Call for times, Santa Maria Valley Discovery Museum, 705 S. McClelland, Santa Maria. More info: 928-8414, kelly@smvdiscovery museum.org, smvdiscovery museum.org. SANTA MARIA VALLEY YMCA presents its annual Summer Day Camp Program June 13 through 17 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Santa Maria Valley YMCA, 3400 Skyway Drive, Santa Maria. More info: 937-8521, Ext. 102, email@example.com, smvymca.org. THE CITY OF SANTA MARIA RECREATION AND PARKS DEPARTMENT presents its annual “Summer Day Camp” for kids ages 6 to 12 featuring activities that use creativity, physical activity, cooperation, problem solving, responsibility, and cooperation June 20 through Aug. 12 on Mondays through Fridays from 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., Minami Community Center, 600 West Enos Drive, Santa Maria. $75 per week. More info: 925-0951, Ext. 263, firstname.lastname@example.org, ci.santa-maria.ca.us. PCPA SUMMER ACTING CAMPS presents its youth acting camps: the Young People’s Project (YPP)Jr. is for ages 7 to 12 July 10 through 16 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. YPP is for ages 13 to 18 July 23 through 30 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Santa Maria. More info: 922-6966, Ext. 3156, email@example.com, pcpa.org. ORCUTT ARTS ACADEMY presents four art camps for kids including “Painting and Drawing” July 11 through 15, “Dance” July 18 through 22, “3-D Art” July 25 through 29, and “Theater” Aug. 1 through 5 from 8:30 a.m. to noon for grades 1 to 3 and 12:30 p.m. to 4 p.m. for grades 4 to 6, Orcutt. $150, $135 for members. More info:
guide 938-8966, hannah@ocaronline. com, ocafonline.com. GIRL SCOUT DAY CAMP with a Native American theme in “Girl Scouts Go Native” for grades K through 12 Aug.1 through 5 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Nipomo Regional Park, Nipomo. $55. More info: 5401203, firstname.lastname@example.org.
WORTH THE DRIVE UCSB MULTICULTURAL CENTER presents a children’s event titled “Silly Rabbit: Tricksters Are for Kids! Trickster Tales from Around the World” is May 21 at 1 p.m., UCSB MultiCultural Center, UCen Road, University Center Room 1504, Santa Barbara. More info: 8938411, email@example.com. edu. FAMILY FUN GARDEN COOKING is for kids and guardians to discover the joy of cooking fresh-from-thegarden meals featuring a harvest from the kids garden followed by preparation of a three course meal May 21 from 1 to 3:30 p.m., San Luis Obispo Botanical Garden, 3450 Dairy Creek Road, SLO. $25 for child and guardian, additional $5 per person. More info: 5411400, Ext. 301, lcollinsworth@ slobg.org, facebook.com/event. php?eid=166584400066866. A STREET GANGS COMMUNITY FORUM with JP Herrada of Palabra after-school programs is presented by the Humanist Society of Santa Barbara May 21. Doors open 2:30 p.m., meeting starts 3 p.m., Patio Room at Vista del Monte, 3775 Modoc Road, Santa Barbara. Donations accepted. More info: 689-2716, publicity@ santabarbarahumanists.org, SantaBarbaraHumanists.org. CITY OF PISMO BEACH presents “Youth Volleyball Beach Tournaments” May 21, June 11, July 9, and Aug. 6 with check-in at 8:30 a.m. and the tournament beginning 9 a.m., Wadsworth Courts, Pismo Beach. $50 per team. More info: 773-7063, pismobeach.org. SAN LUIS OBISPO MUSEUM OF ART presents Summer Art Camps 2011 for six weeks for four different age groups: 5 to 6 years, 7 to 8 years, 9 to 12 years, and teenagers. The camps are Monday through Friday June 12 through Aug. 12. Call for times, San Luis Obispo Museum of Art, 1010 Broad St., SLO. More info: 543-8562, sloma. org. WESTMONT COLLEGE presents its innovative “ThinkCamps” featuring “Bravissimo” for kids in grades
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7th to 12th featuring productions of “The Sound of Music” June 18 through July 1. “Somos Amigos” for ages 5 to 12 features interactive Spanish speaking June 13 through July 1. The “Creative YOUth Project” is for young artists in grades 7th to 12th June 27 through July 1. “Discovery Camp” features hands-on chemistry experiments 5th to 8th July 25 through 29. “Living Like Writers” is for kids entering 5th and 8th grades who enjoy writing July 25 through 29. “Computer Quest” is for grades 1st to 8th for computer savvy kids June 27 through July 15. Call for times, Westmont College, 955 La Paz Road, Santa Barbara. More info: 565-6051, firstname.lastname@example.org, westmont.edu. THE CITY OF PISMO BEACH presents “Youth Science Camps!” including “Secret Agent Lab Crazy Crime Camp” for ages 5 to 9 July 25 through 29 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Cost is $250. “NASA Academy Journey into Space Camp” for ages 5 to 12 is June 27 through July 1 and “Crazy Chemistry Camp” for ages 5 to 9 is Aug. 1 through 5 both from 9 a.m. to noon, Pismo Beach Veterans’ Hall, Pismo Beach. $125, $25 materials fee. More info: 773-7063, pismobeach.org. CITY OF PISMO BEACH presents “Youth Volleyball Beach Camps” with sessions June 27 through 29, July 11 through 13, and Aug. 10 through 12 for ages 7 to 11 from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. and for ages 12 to 17 from 9 to 11 a.m., Wadsworth Courts, Pismo Beach. $60. More info: 773-7063, pismobeach.org. THE CITY OF PISMO BEACH presents “Kids in the Kitchen,” a three-day kids cooking workshop, for ages 5 to 9 June 28 through 30 from 10 a.m. to noon, Pismo Beach Veterans’ Hall, Pismo Beach. $65. More info: 773-7063, pismobeach. org. CAMP NATOMA celebrates 70 years of “Sleeping Under the Stars” with four weeks of camps including July 3 through 9 titled “Slide into the Future,” July 10 through 16 titled “Spy Week,” July 17 through 23 titled “Camper vs. Wild,” and July 24 through 30 titled “70 Years of Natoma.” Call for times, Camp Natoma $400 per child per week. More info: 773-5126, campnatoma. org. SLO INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL presents the fourth annual Summer Youth Film Camps July 11 through Aug. 5. There will also be a workshop for ages 16 through adult Aug. 6 and 7 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Cal Poly, SLO. $175 ot $450. More info: 235-1507, slofilmfest.org. CITY OF PISMO BEACH presents a “Kids Cartooning” class for ages 7 to 11 July 19 through 22 from 9:30
SHE’S GOT RHYTHM: The Santa Barbara Blues Society presents Café R&B in concert June 11. Call for times, Warren Hall, Earl Warren Showgrounds, Santa Barbara. Cost is $30, $40 for VIP seating, $15 for college students, $10 for high school students. More info: email@example.com.
to 11 a.m. Cost is $45. A “Kids ‘N Clay” class for ages 7 to 11 is Aug. 9 through 12 from 10 a.m. to noon, Shell Beach Veteran’s Hall, Shell Beach. $85. More info: 773-7063, pismobeach.org. SUPERCHARGED SCIENCE CAMP features hands-on science projects, experiments, and activities for kids ages 7 to 12 Aug. 8 through 12 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., SLO. $165 and $85 materials fee. More info: 617-1789, superchargedscience. com/camp. CITY OF PISMO BEACH presents “Kidz Engineering” including “Village Collections with Lego” for ages 5 to 7 years old Aug. 9 from 9 to 11:30 a.m. Cost is $30. An “Architecture and City Planning with Lego” for ages 7 to 12 is Aug. 9 from 1:30 to 5 p.m., Pismo Beach Veterans’ Hall, Pismo Beach. $45. More info: 773-7063, pismobeach. org.
Recreation THE CITY OF SANTA MARIA Recreation and Parks Department offers free docent-led nature walks the second Saturday of each month through Aug. at 10 a.m., Los Flores Ranch Park, Santa Maria. More info: 925-0951, Ext. 263, firstname.lastname@example.org. ca.us, ci.santa-maria.ca.us/losfloresranchpark.shtml. SANTA MARIA POLICE OFFICERS ASSOCIATION are challenging local high school students to a game of basketball to raise funds for local athletics. The SMPOA will play against Pioneer Valley High School on May 20 at 5:30 p.m., Pioneer Valley High School Gym, Santa Maria. PVHS: $5. More info: 9252567 ext. 3540 for SMHS; 922-1305 ext. 5113. SANTA MARIA VALLEY PHYSICAL THERAPY GROUP AND CLEANER CANS will host their Golf for Wishes Tournament in hopes of raising $20,000 for the Make-A-Wish
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Foundation of the Tri-Counties. The tournament is May 20 at 11 a.m., Monarch Dunes Golf Course, Nipomo. More info: 676-9474, email@example.com, tricounties.wish.org. TEAM HOPE WALK AND DISC GOLF FOR HUNTINGTON’S DISEASE takes place on May 21. Registration begins at 8 a.m. and the walk commences at 10 a.m., Waller Park, 3107 Orcutt Road, Santa Maria. More info: 260-0208, bmiller@ walkforhd.org, firstgiving.com/ hdsa-scr/event/teamhopewalksantamaria. THE SANTA BARBARA COUNTY PARKS DEPARTMENT offers new camping cabins at the Jalama Beach County Park available for reservations May 23 and the first available date to reserve May 27. Call for times, Jalama Beach County Park, Lompoc. $100 to $200. More info: 568-2461, sbparks.org. TRI VALLEY RC MODELERS presents an “All Electric Fun Fly” event featuring competitions, meetings, and flying events July 10 starting at 8 a.m., Elks Unocal Event Center, Highway 101, Santa Maria Way exit, Santa Maria. $10. More info: 4890447, firstname.lastname@example.org.
WORTH THE DRIVE WESTMONT COLLEGE presents a public viewing of Saturn with the college’s Keck Telescope May 20 from 8 to 11 p.m., Westmont College, 955 La Paz Road, Santa Barbara. More info: 565-6051, email@example.com, westmont. edu. CITY OF PISMO BEACH presents an “Adult Beach Volleyball Classes” with a beginners class June 8 through July 6 and an intermediate to advanced class July 20 through Aug. 17 from 6 to 7:30 p.m., Pismo Beach. $50. More info: 773-7063, pismobeach.org. WESTMONT COLLEGE presents Youth Sports Camps in the college’s newly remodeled athletic facilities
June 13 through July 29 starting at 9 a.m., Westmont College, 955 La Paz Road, Santa Barbara. $225 or $250. More info: 565-6051, firstname.lastname@example.org, westmont. edu. CITY OF PISMO BEACH presents “Moondoggies Summer Surf Camps” including “Surf Camps” for ages 7 to 17 with sessions beginning June 21 on Tuesdays through Thursdays from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. or 2 to 5 p.m. Cost is $109 per three-day session. A “Super Grommet Camp” for ages 5 to 8 is July 9, July 23, and Aug. 13 from 8 to 11 a.m., Moondoggies, 781 Dolliver St., Pismo Beach. $65. More info: 773-7063, pismobeach. org. CITY OF PISMO BEACH presents “Yoga Camp for Teens” for ages 12 and up July 18 through 22 and Aug. 8 through 12 from 1 to 3 p.m., Shell Beach Veteran’s Hall, Shell Beach. $50. More info: 7737063, pismobeach.org. BLUES BASEBALL has games happening throughout the summer with tons of events, including live music and fireworks. Info: bluesbaseball.com or 512-9996. AMGEN TOUR OF CALIFORNIA— STAGE 5 FINISH is part of the largest cycling event in America. The 2011 Amgen Tour of California is a Tour de France-style cycling road race that challenges the world’s top professional cycling teams to compete along a demanding 800-mile course and taking place May 19: Seaside to Paso, and May 20: Solvang. The Stage 5 Finish of the race takes place in beautiful downtown Paso Robles and will feature the Lifestyle Festival, a Kids Race, Fantasy Ride, and more. For more information on the Amgen Tour of California, race day events, parking, and road closures, go to prcity.com/atoc, call 227-7236, or email@example.com. CENTRAL COAST ROLLER DERBY DOUBLE HEADER BOUTS take
place May 21, June 4, and Aug. 27. Doors open at 4pm, and the first game starts at 5pm. Bouts take place at the Mid State Fairgrounds, 2198 Riverside Drive in Paso Robles. Tickets and more info: centralcoastrollerderby.com. GREAT WESTERN BICYCLE RALLY takes place at the Paso Robles Event Center May 26-29 and features more than 25 bike rides, winery tours, family rides, “Veld do Femme” (Women’s Fun Ride and Clinic), guided mountain rides, a Wine and Cheese Social with local wines on Saturday, a bike and equipment swap, a Sunday cookout, music, awards, raffle, vendors, Huffy Toss, Best of Bike Show, Kid’s Bicycle “Roadeo”, and competitions. Gather some friends, hop on your bikes, and get ready for a thrilling weekend of bicycling through the rolling hills of stunning Paso Robles. A variety of routes are geared for all levels of riders. Info and to register: greatwesternbicyclerally.com or 1-866-909-4927. POLO MATCHES are on Sundays June-August at 2pm at the Central Coast Polo Club. It’s casual attire and family friendly. Riding lessons and polo lessons are offered. The club offers weekly scrimmages and private or group lessons at 2320 Clark Valley Road in Los Osos. Info: centralcoastpolo. com or 801-9410. AMPSURF’S LEARN-TO-SURF SERIES is for disabled persons and veterans through adaptive surf programs. Clinic dates include June 2-5 at the Waves, Wine, and Beyond event in Pismo Beach, July 9, Sept. 10, and Oct. 7-10 in Pismo Beach. These “Learn to Surf” clinics offer adaptive surfing lessons to disabled veterans, children, and adults with the mission to promote, inspire, educate, and rehabilitate participants. Info: ampsurf.org. EXCURSIONS FOR ADULTS are offered by the City of Pismo Beach Recreation and are one-day trips in an air-conditioned 15-passenger van. Visit Exposition Park in L.A. on June 3, Monterey on July 8, Getty Villa in Malibu on Aug. 6, and wine tasting in Paso Robles on Sept. 3. Register in advance. Cost is $60 for all trips, except the wine tour, which is $35. Info: 773-7063 or pismobeach.org. MONSTER SKATE PARK SERIES: Be a spectator or participate (for $15) in the final contest on June 4 at the Los Osos skate park at 10am. Registration starts at 9am. Info: ccmonsterskate.com. THE MARIANNE TALLEY MEMORIAL 5K FUN RUN includes
guide a 1-mile youth run and 1-mile walk on June 5 with registration beginning at 7am at Talley Vineyards, 3031 Lopez Drive in Arroyo Grande. Online registration is available at Active.com. Cost is $20. Info: 489-0446, Ext. 32, or talleyvineyards.com. ESB SURF SCHOOL: An experienced team teaches surfing to kids and adults out of Pismo Beach, offering surf technique, physical conditioning, safety, and more. Private or group lessons, three days or week camps, and all year classes care available. Kids camps run June 6-Sept. 2. Cost is $50 and up. Info: 541-1129 or esbsurfschool.com. THE SLO HEART WALK is scheduled for Sept. 24 at the Avila Beach promenade and Bob Jones Trail. Registration begins at 9am, with the walk starting at 10. A kick-off event for people who are interested in participating is on June 16 from 5:30-7pm at French Hospital Medical Center in SLO.: 602-0435or emily.s.reneau@ heart.org. INTERNATIONAL SURFING DAY takes place on June 18. Celebrate the sport and the beautiful coastline with fun for the whole family, live music, and of course, surfing. Time and location TBA. Check slo.surfrider.org or call 1-530-217-9697. BILLABONG SURF CAMPS take place June 20-Sept. 2 from 10am-noon in Pismo Beach. These surf camps are designed to teach both children and adults to surf. Prices: $165 for three days, $250 for five days. Info: 781-7300 or slocity.org/parksandrecreation. FAMILY FITNESS IN NIPOMO is calling all parents and kids aged 5-12 years to learn about nutrition, cardio, and more. An orientation class is June 22. Cost is $40/$50 for the weekly one-hour sessions happening though July 27. Info: 929-5437 or nipomorecreation.org. AMERICAN CANCER SOCIETY’S RELAY FOR LIFE takes place June 25-26 for a full 24 hours starting at 9am. This 24-hour walkathon celebrates the efforts of many individuals and groups to raise funds for the American Cancer Society. A Luminaria Ceremony will also take place at the River Oaks Hot Springs at 800 Clubhouse Drive in Paso Robles. Info and registration: relayforlife.org/ pasorobles, 227-2345, or cancer. org. CENTRAL COAST RIDE AND WALK TO DEFEAT ALS is a day-
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long cycling and walk event being held to raise awareness of, and funds to fight, ALS—Lou Gehrig’s Disease. Ride one of three scenic cycling routes of 15, 62, or 100 miles through rolling coastal hills with a Santa Mariastyle barbecue afterward for all participants. It’s July 9 at 7am, starting and finishing in Avila Beach. Info: 1-818-865-8067 or centralcoastcentury.org. BRIAN WATERBURY MEMORIAL ROCK TO PIER FUN RUN takes place on July 16 starting at 7:15am. The 42nd run welcomes people of all ages for the run/walk that’s approximately 6 miles long and takes place on the sand from Morro Rock to the Cayucos Pier. Cost is $20 (pre-register). Come to Morro Rock. Info: 772-6281 or morrobay.org. STRIDE WITH THE TIDE 5K FUN RUN/WALK takes place on July 23 and is conducted by the San Luis Distance Club and goes to the Pismo Beach Pier. Rain or shine, this event is open to all runners and walkers, with medals for the top three places in 10 age divisions. Registration starts at 7am, and the race starts at 8:30am. Info: 7737063, classiccalifornia.com, or pismobeach.org. SLO PARKS AND REC ANNUAL TRIATHLON is July 24 at Sinsheimer Park at 900 Southwood Drive. Participate in a half-mile pool swim, 15.3-mile bike ride, and a 3.1-mile run. The cost is $73 per person and $131 per team. Info, volunteering, and to register: slotriathlon.org or 781-7300. CENTRAL COAST OUTDOORS BIKE AND HIKES is for families. Cycle down the north coast of the county with a guided hike through the varied ecosystems of San Simeon State Park. A short version of the cycling portion rides only the stretches of Hwy. 1 with shorter hills, making this a great trip for families and casual cyclists, and a chance to visit the elephant seal colony at Piedras Blancas. A gourmet picnic lunch is served before the hike in the afternoon. Check out new self-guided bike tours, and nesting at the Heron Preserve in Morro Bay State Park. Right now great blue herons, great egrets and double crested cormorants are all nesting at the preserve, which is a hive of bird activity. Info: 1-888-873-5610 or centralcoastoutdoors.com.
Learning YOGA NIDRA CLASS teaches the deep state of relaxation and rejuvenation known as Yoga Nidra through Dec. 29 Thursdays from 7:30 to
8:30 p.m., 2880 Santa Maria Way, Suite A1, Santa Maria. $10, $30 per month. More info: 757-9802, firstname.lastname@example.org. THE DANA ADOBE in Nipomo is having a free seminar series called “Stories of the Rancho: Ecology, Culture, and Stewardship” covering the history of the adobe and plans for a new nature education facility June 7 and 16 from 6 to 8 p.m., The Nipomo Library, 918 W. Teft St., Nipomo. More info: 929-5679, marina@danaadobe. org, www.danaadobe.org.
WORTH THE DRIVE UCSB MULTICULTURAL CENTER presents a conversation with Patricia Selbert, author of “The House of Six Doors” May 19 at 7 p.m., UCSB MultiCultural Center, UCen Road, University Center Room 1504, Santa Barbara. More info: 893-8411, aracely.rodriguez@ sa.ucsb.edu. A “BASICS OF ALZHEIMER’S” class for caregivers is May 19 from noon to 1:30 p.m., Alzheimer’s Association Office, 3480 S.Higuera St., SLO. Free. More info: 547-3830, alz.org. FOOD HISTORY AND FOOD LORE COOKING CLASS teaches exciting changes in food preparation with chef Brenda Hock featuring facts and historical timeline of the evolution of foods we eat and substitutions for unhealthy items May 21 from 10 a.m. to noon, San Luis Obispo Botanical Garden, 3450 Dairy Creek Road, SLO. $50, 10% off for members. More info: 5411400, Ext. 301, email@example.com, slobg.org. FREE SANTA MARIA COMPOST WORKSHOP introduces different methods of composting including hot aerobic composting and worm composting May 21 at 9:50 a.m., Santa Maria Sustainable Garden, 620 West Foster Road, Santa Maria. Free. More info: 882-3618, firstname.lastname@example.org, lessismore. org/events/22-santa-maria-areabackyard-composting-workshop. A NEW YOU WOMEN’S RETREAT is designed to help you become the person you want to be with motivational and wellness speaker Jean Steel and communication expert Diane Auten May 21 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., St. Mark’s in the Valley, 2901 Nojoqui Ave., Los Olivos. $89 includes lunch. More info: 9310932, happypeoplewin.com. THE SOBERING TRUTH FOUNDATION presents “Rethinking Drinking,” a multi-disciplinary look at drinking while addressing the medical, societal, and economic consequences of alcohol use and abuse May 21 from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., SLO Vets Hall, SLO. Free. More info: soberingtruth.com. UCSB MULTICULTURAL CENTER presents, as part of its “Race Matters” series, “Busting the Myth: Are Asian Americans really up for it?” with Mitchell Chang May 23
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at 6:30 p.m., UCSB MultiCultural Center, UCen Road, University Center Room 1504, Santa Barbara. More info: aracely.rodriguez@ sa.ucsb.edu. SANTA BARBARA PUBLIC WORKS DEPARTMENT presents a free “Santa Ynez Valley Backyard Composting Workshop” May 28 from 10 to 11:30 a.m., Solvang Branch Library, 1745 Mission Drive, Solvang. More info: 568-3000, lessismore.org/workshops. UCSB MULTICULTURAL CENTER presents, as part of its student series, a meet the filmmaker event and screening “La Isla - Archives of a Tragedy” May 31 at 6 p.m., UCSB MultiCultural Center, UCen Road University Center Room 1504, Santa Barbara. More info: 893-8411, email@example.com. SUSTAINABLE ECONOMIES LAW
through Sept. 14 from 6 to 7 p.m. “Puppy Socialization and Training” is June 8 through July 20 and Aug. 3 through Sept. 14 from 5 to 6 p.m. “K9 Good Citizen/Therapy Dog Class” is June 8 through July 20 and Aug. 3 through Sept. 14 from 7 to 8 p.m., Spyglass Park, Pismo Beach. $69. More info: 773-7063, pismobeach.org. CITY OF PISMO BEACH presents a “Babysitting Class” for ages 12 and up including infant and child safety, CPR techniques, basic first aid, and healthy food selections June 11 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Shell Beach Veteran’s Hall, Shell Beach. $42. More info: 773-7063, pismobeach.org. CITY OF PISMO BEACH presents “Art: Watercolor Workshops” for ages 18 and up teaching various aspects of watercolor June 25, July 9, and Aug. 20 from 9 a.m. to
Ave., Lompoc. More info: 735-8771, firstname.lastname@example.org. TOWN CENTER GALLERY presents the works of the artists that also volunteer at the gallery rotating every two months. The works of five different silk artists are currently featured in the show “5 on Silk” through June 11. Call for times, Town Center Gallery, 321 Town Center West, Suite B-6, Santa Maria. More info: 349-7303, thetowncentergallery.com. ALLAN HANCOCK COLLEGE presents a Student Art Exhibit from the students in silk painting class titled “Silky Symphony” showing through
EAT AND BID FOR A CAUSE: Afternoon of Epicurean Delights features lovely gardens, panoramic views, live music, silent auction items including local art, hand-crafted jewelry, premium reserve wines, and a wide array of delicious food and beverages offered by more than 50 of the most renowned purveyors in SLO County June 5 from 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Chapman Estate, Shell Beach. Cost is $85. More info: 544-2498, email@example.com.
CENTER presents “The Legal Landscape of Social Enterprise and the Sharing Economy with Jenny Kassan and Janelle Orsi” June 3 at 7 p.m., Santa Barbara Central Library, 40 E. Anapamu St., Santa Barbara. $5 to $10. More info: 9622571, firstname.lastname@example.org, sbpermaculture.org. SUSTAINABLE ECONOMIES LAW CENTER presents “Legal Strategies for Social Enterprise and Sustainable Economies with Jenny Kassan & Janelle Orsi” June 4 from 9 a.m. to noon, Santa Barbara Recreation Center, 100 E. Carrillo St., Santa Barbara. $70. More info: 962-2571, email@example.com, selc.eventbrite.com. CITY OF PISMO BEACH offers a “Basic/Advanced Obedience Classes” June 5 through July 17, July 31 through Sept. 11, June 7 through July 19, Aug. 2 through Sept. from 11 a.m. to noon, June 8 through July 20, and Aug. 3
4 p.m. Cost is $60, $5 materials fee. “Art: Watercolor Series” is an eight week art class teaching the fundamentals of watercolors June 16 through Aug. 4 from 10 a.m. to noon, Shell Beach Veteran’s Hall\, Shell Beach. $80. More info: 7737063, pismobeach.org. ALZHEIMER’S ASSOCIATION, CALIFORNIA CENTRAL COAST CHAPTER, presents a “Partnering With Your Doctor” class June 21 from 4:30 to 6 p.m., Arroyo Grande Community Hospital, 345 S. Halcyon, Arroyo Grande. More info: 547-3830, firstname.lastname@example.org, alz.org/cacentralcoast.
Art VICKI ANDERSEN presents her new works in the exhibit “VINO - the Grape, The Vine, The Wine” showing through June 5. Call for times, D’Vine Wine Bar, 107 West Ocean
June 10. Call for times, Student Center Gallery, Allan Hancock College, 800 S. College, Santa Maria. More info: 922-6966, Ext. 3550, crackley@hancockcollege. edu, hancockcollege.edu. ALLAN HANCOCK COLLEGE presents the photojournalism exhibit “Erasing the Past, Building the Future” showing through May 25. Call for times, Allan Hancock College, Ann Foxworthy Gallery, 800 S. College, Santa Maria. More info: 922-6966, email@example.com, hancockcollege.edu. THE CYPRESS GALLERY shows the acrylic paintings of Trish Campbell in the show “From Turmoil to Tranquility” through May 23. Call for times, Cypress Gallery, 219 East Cypress Ave., Lompoc. More info: 733-2801, barbara.willey@verizon. net. THE SANTA MARIA PUBLIC LIBRARY presents the art exhibit “Automatism—The Art of the Line”
guide featuring experimental and abstract works by Juan Manuel Perez Salazar and Sunni Gibbons through May 31. Call for times, Santa Maria Public Library, 421 S. McClelland St., Santa Maria. More info: 925-0994, Ext. 117, dhildinger@ ci.santa-maria.ca.us, ci.santamaria.ca.us. TRANSITIONS-MENTAL HEALTH ASSOCIATION in partnership with the Healing Arts Council of Santa Barbara County (HACSB) presents the 2011 “Art of Recovery” show. This traveling art show features the expressions of people with mental illness showing through May 20 from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. each day at the Santa Maria Town Center Mall, Main Street and Broadway, Santa Maria. “Art of Recovery” shows May 23 through May 30 in Lompoc. An opening reception is May 23 from 4 to 6 p.m., South Side Coffee Company, 105 South H St., Lompoc. More info: 928-0139, firstname.lastname@example.org, t-mha.org. BARBARA J. WILLEY presents “Visions of My Life” featuring her oil paintings May 24 through June 26. An opening reception is June 5 from 2 to 5 p.m., Cypress Gallery, 119 East Cypress Ave., Lompoc. More info: 737-1129, email@example.com, lompocvalleyartassociation.com. NIPOMO ARTS COMMISSION AND THE DANA ADOBE NIPOMO AMIGOS are accepting fine arts submissions for the juried exhibition, “El Camino Real - Highway Through History” on May 28. Call for times, Blacklake Community Room, 498 Colonial Place, Nipomo. $10 for one submission, $5 for each additional submission.. More info: 723-1306. DANA ADOBE NIPOMO AMIGOS presents an Art Fair June 5 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., Dana Adobe Nipomo Amigos, 671 S. Oakglen Ave., Nipomo. More info: dana@ danaadobe.org, danaadobe.org. MARILYN DOVER BENSON presents “Browse Art, Sip Wine,” a solo art show featuring Benson’s latest works and wine tasting available for purchase June 5 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., Cambria Winery, 5475 Chardonnay Lane, Santa Maria. Free. More info: 937-8108, firstname.lastname@example.org, web.mac.com/ donaldbenson2/.
WORTH THE DRIVE THE SANTA BARBARA MUSEUM OF ART presents the exhibit “Drawn to Modernism: Selected Gifts from Wright S. Ludington” showing through July 24. Call for times, Santa Barbara Museum of Art, 1130 State St., Santa Barbara. Admission
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is $9, $6 for seniors and students. More info: 963-4364, kcarl@sbma. net, sbma.net. MORRO BAY ART IN THE PARK is May 28-30, July 2-4, and Sept. 3-4 at Morro Bay City Park, Harbor and Morro Bay Boulevard, 10am-5pm. This free event features more than 100 artists of art, jewelry, sculptures, carvings, photos, and more. Info and to participate: 772-2504 or artcentermorrobay.com. PASO ROBLES FESTIVAL OF THE ARTS takes place May 28 and celebrates the visual, environmental, and musical arts in Paso Robles City Park. The day starts with a Plein Air Quick-Draw and Auction, followed by a Fine Art Show, adult art seminars, a community paint jam, hands-on art stations, live music, dance performances, and other musical and visual surprises. The Paso Robles Festival of the Arts celebrates the beauty of the natural environment with a special River Art Exhibition titled “The Colors of Water.” New stuff not to miss: A Friday-night art lecture, 15 more artists, new musical acts, new stilt walker characters, a Paint Jam, a Flower Petal Pool, and a kids’ snack zone. It’s all free at Downtown City Park, 12th and Spring streets. Info: pasoartfestival.com, prcity. com, travelpaso.com, 227-7236, or 227-PASO. TIM COTTERILL’s one-day artist show takes place on May 28 from noon-4pm. The sculptor known as the Frogman creates cast bronze frogs, geckos, and koi with his signature brilliantly colored patina finishes. Artifacts Gallery is at 775 Main St. in Cambria. Look for the 12-foot tall frog out front. This event is free. Info: frogsfrogsfrogs. com or 927-4465. THE GALLERY AT THE NETWORK presents the exhibit “All Things Poppy II” featuring works in several media by several artists through May 31. Call for times, The Gallery At The Network, 778 Higuera St., Suite B, SLO. More info: 788-0886, firstname.lastname@example.org. UCSB MULTICULTURAL CENTER presents the art exhibit “Bridging Through the Arts: Transracial Community Building” showing through June 10. Call for times, UCSB MultiCultural Center, UCen Road, University Center Room 1504, Santa Barbara. More info: 8938411, aracely.rodriguez@sa. ucsb.edu. MONART 6TH ANNUAL STUDENT ART SHOW hangs June 1-30 at the Nautical Bean coffee house at Los Osos Valley Road and Madonna Road in San Luis Obispo. Info: slomonart.com or 544-4243. SCULPTERRA WINERY ART EVENTS take place on June 4.
“Wine, Art, and Artisans Unite” is a day of wine and art featuring artist Margrete Koreska, music by Richard Greene, and also highlighting local artisans. And on Aug. 6 find artist Abbey Onikoyi, music by Shakeh, and other local artisans. Free. It’s 1-4pm at 5015 Linne Road in Paso Robles. Info: sculpterra.com. CAL POLY’S Liberal Arts and Engineering Studies Program, College of Liberal Arts, Department of Architecture, and the Theatre and Dance Department present the exhibit “Look the Other Way: An Exhibition of Photographic Truth and Fiction” through June 3. Call for times, Robert E. Kennedy Library, Cal Poly, SLO. More info: 756-2305, email@example.com, lib. calpoly.edu. GALLERY LOS OLIVOS presents the exhibit “A Trio of Mediums: Water, Earth, Fire” featuring the watercolor paintings of Peggy Fletcher, the jewelry of Patricia Watkins, and ceramics by Lindy Kern showing through May 31. Call for times, Gallery Los Olivos, 2920 Grand Ave., Los Olivos. More info: 688-7517, firstname.lastname@example.org. DONNA SHOOK presents her watercolor paintings in exhibition May through June. 1 to 3 p.m., Talley Vineyards, 3031 Lopez Drive, Arroyo Grande. More info: email@example.com, donnashook.com. THE SAN LUIS OBISPO MUSEUM OF ART presents “Just Between Us, A Collaborative Study in Expression and Context,” an exhibition by Lucie Ryan and Michael Reddell showing through May 29 showing in the McMeen Gallery. “The Achievers: The Art of Engineering (Making Stuff that Works)” shows through June 12. Call for times, San Luis Obispo Museum of Art, 1010 Broad St., SLO. More info: 543-8562, firstname.lastname@example.org, sloma.org. MOROVINO WINERY presents an exhibit of mixed media stainles steel art by Lisa Woodward through June 5. Call for times, Morovino Winery, 76 Landing Passage, Avila Beach. More info: 627-1443, email@example.com. THE C GALLERY presents a solo art exhibit by Zoe Nathan showing through June 16. Call for times, The C Gallery, 466 Bell St., Los Alamos. More info: 344-3807, firstname.lastname@example.org, thecgallery. com. THE SANTA BARBARA MUSEUM OF ART presents monks from the Sera Mahayana Buddhist Monastery publicly building a “Sand Mandala of Compassion” through May 21 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 2:30 to 5 p.m. A public viewing of the com-
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guide pleted mandala is May 22 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. followed by a closing ceremony, dismantling, and walk to the beach to return sand to the sea at 3 p.m., Santa Barbara Museum of Art, 1130 State St., Santa Barbara. More info: 963-4364, email@example.com, sbma.net. ARTS OBISPO presents the exhibit “Henrietta Avenue, Paintings and Sculpture by Adrienne Allebe and Saunders Shaw” showing May 23 through July 1. Two receptions are June 3 and July 1 from 6 to 9 p.m., Arts Space Obispo, SLO Creamery, 570 Higuera St., Ste. 165, SLO. More info: 544-9251, firstname.lastname@example.org, artsobispo.org. ERNEST RIGHETTI HIGH SCHOOL presents a Chalk Festival and Art Show May 27 from 6 to 8 p.m., Ernest Righetti High School, 941 East Foster Road, Orcutt. Free. More info: 937-2051, Ext. 2407, ldelrio@ smjuhsd.org. THE C GALLERY presents “What a Bunch of Characters!” weekend workshop about character development in figure art June 24, 25, and 26. Call for times, The C Gallery, 466 Bell St., Los Alamos. More info: 344-3807, connie@thecgallery. com, thecgallery.com. THE C GALLERY presents a “Paper Making with John Hood” workshop July 15 and 16. Call for times, The C Gallery, 466 Bell St., Los Alamos. More info: 344-3807, email@example.com, thecgallery.com. THE C GALLERY presents the 2nd annual Los Alamos Chair Faire. Artists and sculptors are invited to submit sculptures of chairs for auction for the July 30 fair, which will run from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., The C Gallery, 466 Bell St., Los Alamos. $10. More info: 344-3807, connie@ thecgallery.com. “NATURE CONTROLS ALL: AN ANOMALY OF URBAN DECAY” is a five-man group show featuring the work of SYKWOX, KOACH, GWAP, G CRACKLE, and STENZSKULL with an opening reception on May 20 from 8-10pm and hanging through June 3. The Claassen Gallery is at 785 Marsh St. in downtown SLO. Info: 541-3932 or claassengallery.com. CAYUCOS’ FUNKY ART EVENTS include the Antique Insulators Show happening May 21-22 at the Cayucos Vet’s Hall (info: 1-909783-3423) and the Antique Gas and Steam Engine Show happening May 28-30 at Ocean Avenue and D Street. Info: 423-4865. They also have Peddler’s Fairs happening each month throughout summer. Check out the Cayucos Chamber’s website for more info. MASTER HIGHLIGHTING EVENT AT
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What is Angels
We are a 501(c)3 public charity, operating as a foster family agency in Santa Barbara County. Angels is licensed by the state of California to recruit, screen, train and certify foster families. Children placed with our foster families are stabilized in one home with a full-time parent for the duration of their stay in the dependency system. Our primary goal is to prevent attachment disorders in the children we serve.
The Foster Care Crisis
Hundreds of abused, abandoned and neglected babies and toddlers in Santa Barbara County face an unknown fate each year. Because of an overburdened foster system, many of these children are moved from one home to another before they take their first step, and many suffer physically and emotionally. Without individual and consistent attention, they incur problems that may plague them, and society, throughout their lives. But with your help, a local child’s life can be changed forever.
Angels? A recent Harvard Medical School study (June 2008) revealed that children who are placed by private foster family agencies like Angels have significantly better physical and mental health outcomes. The Angels program facilitates bonding and attachment and provides access to top quality medical care and developmental support.
Where do Angels babies come from?
Santa Barbara County’s Child Welfare Services calls us when they have a baby or toddler that was removed from his or her home due to neglect, abuse or abandonment. Because we know our families very well, we are able to match each child with a waiting Angels foster family.
Why become a foster parent?
Have you ever wondered what you could do to help others who are less fortunate than yourself? By simply nurturing a child’s emotional, social and intellectual growth, you can impart a child with a lifelong gift: the ability to trust, empathize, engage, bond and love. Babies and children bring a unique and lasting sense of joy and fulfi llment. With the help of dedicated people like you who can provide a safe, nurturing environment, most formerly abused or neglected children enjoy positive, accomplished adult lives. Supporting a child in crisis offers the chance to enrich a child’s life while discovering riches in your own. Consider becoming an Angels foster parent and help create permanent, lifelong connections for a deserving young child. 2
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What is Angels looking for in a
foster family? • A FULL-TIME PARENT
• COMMITMENT to caring for an Angels child until he or she is out of the dependency system, a process that typically takes about 12 months • A FAMILY willing to take only one foster child or sibling group • Both FOSTER-ONLY & FOSTER-TO-ADOPT placements are available
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The Gift of
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auren came into our lives after a long journey of infertility. Although we had been fortunate enough to have one biological child, we still had a deep longing for another child. When we began researching adoption possibilities, we found Angels through an article in a local newspaper. We thought the program sounded promising, and immediately signed up for the training program.
• Foster families remain completely CONFIDENTIAL and are not required to have any contact with their foster child’s birth family. Family visits are facilitated by social workers. • Yes, DATE NIGHTS are possible and encouraged! Foster families may use a trusted babysitter 18 years or older (no fi ngerprinting necessary).
• Angels foster families may TRAVEL with their foster child. • Foster families remain completely ANONYMOUS and are not required to have any contact with their foster child’s birth family. Family visits are facilitated by social workers.
Angels called soon after to say that a baby girl was available. Lauren’s parents were homeless and had walked into a local hospital to deliver. As a newborn, Lauren tested positive for drug exposure but was otherwise healthy. Due to her parents’ neglect, she was removed from their care by Child Welfare Services. Angels asked us if we were ready for a placement and we knew the time was right for our family. Our four-year-old daughter was excited and wanted to help care for the newborn baby. Everyone adjusted easily and our extended family fell in love with Lauren immediately. For the first few months, we concentrated on nurturing her while the court offered treatment and support to Lauren’s parents. When they failed to follow their court-mandated plan, we knew that our dream of adoption might become a reality.
• Foster children are adopted through CLOSED ADOPTIONS. • A family court judge determines a permanent plan for each foster child within 12 months. If the child is available for adoption, and your family is interested, Angels will support you through the process. There is NO CHARGE to adopt through the Angels program.
“Angels provides the total package of care for children that are at a uniquely vulnerable point in their lives.” -Lisa Fritz Attorney, Santa Barbara Dependency Court
Foster parent certification includes: • A home study a family assessment • Fingerprint and child abuse index clearance • Physical exam and T.B. test
• Current auto insurance and driver’s license • Completion of a parent-training program, which is scheduled into several sessions totaling 24 hours • A home study • Completion of MMPI-2 psychological screening
From training to materials to mentoring, Angels provides you with the tools and support to make your fostering experience a rewarding one. Your Angels social worker will make visits to assist your family, monitor everyone’s progress, coordinate family reunification visits, attend court hearings on your family’s behalf and facilitate support groups that you can attend.
Lauren is now a bright, curious, sociable toddler who is meeting all of her developmental milestones. Our Angels social worker and pediatrician have supported us throughout this process, and we feel prepared for the future. As adoptive parents, we can’t believe our good fortune at being matched with this intelligent and beautiful child. Our hope for anyone considering adoption, or anyone who wants to help a child, is to open your heart to the possibilities through foster care. There is no experience more fulfilling! –Anonymous Goleta family. Lauren’s name was changed to protect her privacy. ANGELS FOSTER CARE
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Board of Directors Hugh Spackman, JD — President Charish Barry, MD — Vice President Leanna Moore Watson — Secretary, Treasurer Meichelle Arntz, BSN RNC ACCE — Director Jeffrey Lipshitz, MD — Director Carol Brown — Administrator-Director Pete Mueller — Director Michelle Richardson — Director
Whitney Spackman, Public Relations Lucy Ortega, Medical Liaison Bridget Lewin, Foster Parent Margot Clarke, Volunteer Director Cindy Nott, MFT — retired Division Chief, SBC Child Welfare Services
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Meichelle Arntz — Executive Director Jennifer Mills, LCSW — Program Director, North County Social Worker Stacy Peterson, MSW — South County Social Worker Ellen Dameron — Recruiter/Outreach Coordinator
Upcoming Foster Family
Training Dates: July 22, 23 & 27 Sept. 16, 17 & 21
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THE THOMAS KINKADE GALLERY offers Kinkade’s newest works of art, and have your newly purchased limited-edition canvas additionally hand highlighted by one of his “Master Highlighters.” Watch the canvas come to life, enjoy refreshments, and mingle with collectors. Make your appointment for the May 28-30 weekend-long event happening from 10am-6pm each day at 500 Cypress (suite 5) in Pismo Beach. This event also takes place at the Solvang gallery May 21-22, located at 1576 Mission Drive. Info: 6938337. Pismo info: 773-9424 or kinkadecentralcoast.com. ART AFTER DARK is the open house of galleries all over downtown SLO happening on the first Friday of the month from 6-9pm (times and events vary). Info: sloartscouncil. org, 544-9251, or call your favorite gallery directly. ART IN THE PARK IN SHELL BEACH is an outdoor family art festival featuring more than 120 vendors from California, including pottery, jewelry, textiles, furniture, paintings, sculpture, photography, and more. Live music, art demos, food, and flowers also make appearances on the first Sunday of the month
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from June-November from 10am-4pm at Dinosaur Caves Park in Shell Beach. Info: 704-8128 or artintheparkshellbeach.com. GALLERIES OPEN HOUSE/MORRO BAY ART WALK takes place the second Friday of every month at the Embarcadero. From 5-8pm sample food and wine and talk with local artists. Free. Info: 772-1068. SLO COUNTY ARTISTS’ COFFEEHOUSE EVENT takes place on June 10 from 7-9pm. Local artists present music, poetry, short stories, photography, and paintings. The YMCA is at 1020 Southwood Drive in SLO. This event is free. Info: 5438235 or sloymca.org. ANIME FIVE CITIES (AFC) will be on June 18 from 11am-7pm at the Ludwick Community Center in San Luis Obispo. Pre-registration is open until June 4 for $11 per person. Info: email@example.com, 9040106, or AnimeFiveCities.com. TEMPLETON OUTDOOR QUILT SHOW is June 18 9am-4pm. See more than 300 quilts hanging in downtown Templeton on Main Street. Info:
guide templetonquiltshow.com or 550-4488. THE CAYUCOS ART ASSOCIATION presents the annual Summer Soiree on July 10 from 2-5pm. The event benefits student art programs and public art education. Artists will demonstrate their talent as they “quick draw,” and bluegrass musicians “Better Late Than Never” will perform and pose for artists. There will also be food, wine, art offerings/raffles, and silent auction. Tickets are $15 in advance and $20 at the door. It all takes place at the Cayucos Veteran’s Hall at the foot of the pier. Info: 995-3515 or cayucosart.org. ANNUAL ‘PREFIX 927 ART SHOW’ at the Vets’ Hall, 1000 Main St., is July 23-24. This is Cambria’s non-traditional art exhibit. Info: 927-5576. DAY WITH CREATIVE WOMEN takes place on Aug. 13 from 10am-5pm. This daylong event draws more than 70 artists and vendors displaying
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FRIDAY, MAY 27TH Solvang Festival Theater 420 2nd St., Solvang Ticket Will Call opens at 5:30pm Gates & food concessions open at 6:45pm Concert begins at 8:00pm TICKETS ONLY AVAILABLE By phone (805) 426-5440 Or online visit www.syvphp.org
The Guadalupe Cultural Arts and Education Center provides the history of Guadalupe, and the surrounding areas. This Center holds educational cultural awareness of diverse community groups and ethnic arts, presentations and educational classes.
We invite schools, Clubs and social groups to tour our facility. Artist and presenters are welcome to schedule exhibits.
Guadalupe Literary Forum
Every 4th Thursday of the month 6:30- 8:30pm
Raza Speaks: Flor y Canto Poetry Nights Saturday October 22nd. 2011 Salad Bowl Festival Downtown Guadalupe 10am–3pm The Center is open to the public:
Tuesday-Saturday 10am – 4pm For all questions please contact: Karen Evangelista at (805) 343-2939
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nG t i k Loo grea a er? r Fo umb fing pl sur er!! A free quality public school option…. August 2011 begins “Year Four” of Orcutt Academy. The new school year will bring the high school’s total enrollment to 500 students.
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their creative wares. Celebrate women’s creativity with music, entertainment, delicious food, kids activities, and, of course, the art (for display and sale) in Mission Plaza in downtown SLO. Info: 544-9313 or wccslo.org. SAN LUIS OUTDOOR PAINTERS FOR THE ENVIRONMENT (SLOPE) EXHIBIT AT BOTANICAL GARDEN will show more than 60 paintings at the San Luis Obispo Botanical Garden on Aug. 13 from 3-7pm. Enjoy a “Dessert Extravaganza” as SLOPE creates artworks intended to build public attention for endangered natural communities and to generate funds for conservation groups and landowners to protect San Luis Obispo County’s natural communities. Food, music, art, and activities showcase all five Mediterranean climate regions at 3450 Dairy Creek Road in SLO. Cost is $20. Info and tickets: 5411400 or slobg.org. ATASCADERO ART AND WINE TOUR is city-wide and free. More than a dozen participating businesses will hold artists’ receptions with the usual wine and cheese on Sept. 9 from 5:30-8:30pm. Info and maps: youngcurryphotography. com/news, 704-1126, heather@ youngcurryphotography.com, 4620177, or atascaderomainstreet.org. ELFIN FOREST 2012 CALENDAR RELEASE PARTY takes place on Sept. 10 from 2-4pm. The 2012 Elfin Forest calendar features images by Central Coast photographers; the selection was juried by Peggy Mesler of The Photo Shop. The party will be held at the north end of 12th Street in Los Osos near the Elfin Forest Trailhead. Take South Bay Boulevard to Santa Ysabel, turn west, and watch for signs pointing to the event. Food and beverages will be served. The calendars sell for a donation of $15. Info: promocom@elfin-forest. org or 528-1911. SEPTEMBER 11TH MEMORIAL EVENT AND ART SHOW takes place at Ramona Garden Park, 993 Ramona Ave. in Grover Beach. The Art Show will be open from 10am-4pm Sept. 10-11, and a memorial ceremony will be held on Sept. 11 at 2pm. Info: 473-4585 or grover.org. I MADONNARI ITALIAN STREET PAINTING FESTIVAL takes place in and near Mission Plaza in SLO, with chalk art decorating the pavements Sept. 10-11 from 10am-6pm. This event is free. Info: 964-4710, Ext. 4411, or aiacentralcoast.org/I_ Madonnari-info. CENTRAL COAST WRITERS CONFERENCE takes place Sept. 16-17 and offers the usual networking with agents and editors, and more than 30 workshops including a new program: ‘Tech, Toys & Tools,’ a pre-conference workshop Friday afternoon from noon to 4:30pm open to the general public
and available even if not signed up for the entire weekend conference. Teens and adults can attend. The digital age of publishing is moving so fast, this workshop will literally demonstrate the new tools of the trade of the latest e-readers, tablets, smartphones, netbooks and other devices. Tickets start at $35. Cost is $139 to attend the conference. Info: 546-3132, communityprograms.net, or find them on Facebook.com. ARTE DE TIZA chalk festival in Paso Robles happens Sept. 17 from 11am-4pm during Taste of Downtown. Enjoy samples from more than 25 restaurants and wineries, watch chalk artists, and listen to live music at 11th and Spring streets. Live music is from 3-6pm, and the chalking is from 8-10am. Info: 2384103 or pasoroblesdowntown.org. WOOD CARVERS SHOW IN CAYUCOS takes place Sept. 17-18 at the Vets Hall from 10am-5pm on Saturday and 10am-4pm on Sunday. For $2 see more than 30 local and statewide carvers display their craft along with demonstrations, contest and raffles, and tools and carvings for sale. Info: 927-1585. CENTRAL COAST BOOK AND AUTHOR FESTIVAL is Sept. 18 from 10am-5pm in Mission Plaza in downtown SLO. An evening with cartoonist Jerry Scott is on Sept. 17 at the SLO Library on Palm Street. Info: 781-7300 or slolibraryfoundation.org. ART AND ADVENTURE ART AUCTION IN CAMBRIA is Sept. 24 from 2-6pm at the Vets’ Hall, 1000 Main St. Greenspace-The Cambria Land Trust celebrates more than 20 years of environmental protection on the Central Coast. Bid on paintings, pottery, fiber art, and jewelry by leading local artists. Past winners experienced wildlife adventures to the Galapagos, Alaska, Central America, Indonesia, and elsewhere. Wine and hors d’oeuvres will be served. Tickets are $15 at the door, and all proceeds benefit local environmental protection. Info: 9272866 or greenspacecambria.org. PLEIN AIR PAINTING FESTIVAL takes place Oct. 2-9 all over SLO County. There is a preview exhibit, collectors’ party, Quick Draw, and 50 artists participating in a weeklong paintout of the unspoiled landscapes, seascapes, and cityscapes. The festival will also include live music, poetry readings, films, lectures, and more. Info: sloma.org. OPEN STUDIOS ART TOURS take place Oct. 15-16 (SLO / South County), Oct. 22-23 (North County), and Oct. 29-30 (encore weekend), all over SLO County. Info: 544-9251 or artsobispo.org.
guide Health PRENATAL YOGA WITH NICOLE DONATI is for expectant Mothers, preparing mentally and physically for labor in a fun, community setting. Classes available Fridays in May at 5 p.m. More info: 266-6391, Nicole@ NicoleDonati.com, nicoledonati.com. THE LOMPOC BRANCH OF SANSUM CLINIC AND HICAP present “Get the Most from Your Medicare,” a seminar covering changes in 2011, new preventive services, Medicare coverage, supplemental insurance, and more May 24 from 10 a.m. to noon, Sansum Clinic, 1225 North H St., Lompoc. Free. More info: 737-8700.
WORTH THE DRIVE THE MENTAL HEALTH ASSOCIATION is providing a three-course series, Mental Health First Aid, to help the public identify, understand, and respond to mental illness and substance use disorders on May 20 from 5:30 to 9:30 p.m. and May 21 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Mental Health Association, 617 Garden St., Santa Barbara. $45. More info: 884-8440, Ext. 124, firstname.lastname@example.org, mhainsb.org. ALZHEIMER’S ASSOCIATION, CALIFORNIA CENTRAL COAST CHAPTER, presents the “Basics of Alzheimer’s Disease” May 19 from noon to 1:30 p.m., Alzheimer’s Association Office, 3480 S. Higuera St., Suite 120, SLO. More info: 5473830, email@example.com, alz. org/cacentralcoast. CITY OF PISMO BEACH offers a low-impact recreational exercise program for ages 50 and older June 2 through 16 and July 5 through Aug. 18 on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10 to 11 a.m., Pismo Beach Veterans’ Hall, Pismo Beach. Free. More info: 773-7063, pismobeach.org.
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