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The characteristic behaviors of autism spectrum disorders may or may not be apparent in infancy (18 to 24 months). these autism subtypes will be merged into one umbrella diagnosis of ASD. Most cases of autism. vendor booths. CCASC provides support for parents and caregivers and offers workshops and play groups for siblings and families. On April 28th. appear to be caused by a combination of autism risk genes and environmental factors influencing early brain development. or mutations.org. The United States recognizes April as a special opportunity to educate the public about autism and issues within the autism community. With the May 2013 publication of the new DSM-5 diagnostic manual.Child Development AUTISM A W ARENESS April is Autism Awareness Month. services. Central Coast Autism Spectrum Center Walk for Autism 2012 From 12:00 to 4:00 pm. Autism subtypes include autistic disorder. music and academics. training. by difficulties in social interaction. San Luis Obispo Central Coast Family • April 2013 • www. music. or www. By providing education. About 25 percent of individuals with ASD are nonverbal. math and art. however. Autism is a complex developmental disability that typically appears during the first three years of life and affects a person’s ability to communicate and interact with others.com. enabled CCASC to open the doors of the first and only Center for autism spectrum disorders in San Luis Obispo County. and resources. through pre-vocational and vocational training. but usually become obvious during early childhood (24 months to 6 years).com • Page 3 . Find out more at www.centralcoastfamily.org. pervasive developmental disordernot otherwise specified (PDD-NOS) and Asperger syndrome.autism-society. childhood disintegrative disorder. A small number of these are sufficient to cause autism by themselves. and community outreach. These disorders are characterized. scientists have identified a number of rare gene changes. About 40 percent have average to above average intellectual abilities. to transitional services and beyond. Central Coast Autism Spectrum Center (CCASC) is hosting the fifth annual WALK for Autism and Awareness Fair in downtown San Luis Obispo. A very generous donation from California PsychCare in 2008. difficulties in motor coordination and attention and physical health issues. training. Over the last five years. 12:00-4:00 pm in Mission Plaza. verbal and nonverbal communication and repetitive behaviors. music. visit www. from early diagnosis and intervention. Some persons with ASD excel in visual skills. Indeed. Just as it aims to support families throughout their journey. Children do not “outgrow” autism. Many work side by side with children or adults on the spectrum. CCASC provides support. ASD can be associated with intellectual disability. the Autism Society has been celebrating National Autism Awareness Month since the 1970s. Walk as an individual or dress to stand out as a team. the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention ADDM autism prevalence report concluded that the prevalence of autism had risen to 1 in every 88 births in the United States and almost 1 in 54 boys. in varying degrees. In March 2012. Many of those on the autism spectrum have exceptional abilities in visual skills. Others with autism have significant disability and are unable to live independently. and much more! Make sure you have registered for the WALK. and may not know how to bring out each individual’s strengths. Your support and donations allow the Central Coast Autism Spectrum Center to respond to local needs through various programs. We know that there is no one cause of autism. food sales. and education for professionals in our communities. For more information about autism. autismspectrumcenter. many persons on the spectrum take deserved pride in their distinctive abilities and “atypical” ways of viewing the world.org. Mission Plaza will be filled with fun for people on and off the spectrum. The spotlight shown on autism as a result of the prevalence increase opens opportunities for the nation to consider how to serve the families facing a lifetime of providing support for their children. www. CCASC works to provide lifetime support and services to individuals. Each individual with autism is unique. autismsciencefoundation. Rett syndrome. such as sleep and gastrointestinal disturbances.autismspeaks. To highlight the growing need for concern and awareness about autism. Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and autism are both general terms for a group of complex disorders of brain development. associated with autism. but studies show that early diagnosis and intervention lead to significantly improved outcomes. including children’s activities. CCASC supports those who live and work closely with persons affected by autism spectrum disorders. Autism is defined by a certain set of behaviors and is a “spectrum disorder” that affects individuals differently and to varying degrees. Autism is treatable. but can learn to communicate using other means. just as there is no one type of autism. because this highlighted event commences at 2:30 pm.

and prepare a Here’s a little teaser: Summer homegrown meal together. I love green living so much. You’ll be amazed by what you find. visit www. Thousands of books are shared every day like smiles between friends and neighbors. Los Osos. wherein litterbug Walter thinks the birthday gift of a tree from his neighbor is pretty worthless.95 (805) 489-6622 http://agadventist. Atascadero. so plant an organic garden. Sharing. You Reading is Coming! This year’s can even sing “Oats Peas Beans themes are: Dig into Reading for and Barley Grow” while you work our younger readers and Beneath together. and Rachel Carson too. and stamping little and songbooks in the 780s. But then he has a dream of a frightfully polluted world. Branches include Arroyo Grande. and the biographies on inspirational people like John Muir.7s. Daily Lunch Buffet $7. One trunk is the San Luis Obispo City Library. 745s.blackgold. learn to compost. Jump on the bus and ride to your nearest library. There are sixteen locations in all. and Cayucos libraries. They present a card and take it all home for free. Shell Beach. and find love on an almost-dead planet earth.org Central Coast Family • April 2013 • www. In fact. Orcutt and New opportunities to share creative Cuyama branches. Don’t money will get you through times with no Libraries!” forget to ask for all the books hands for over 34 years throughout SLO County. music. Santa Maria Library includes Every new day offers parents Guadalupe. Kristen can be reached at (805) 781-5775 or kbarnhart@slolibrary. Children can explore all aspects of green living. Children love to get their Santa-Maria-Library. Shandon. books. the library should be the first thing that pops into your head. Like us on beautiful way to create low-cost facebook: SLOCountyLibrary or gifts. Your librarian can lead the Surface for our teens. such as San Miguel. Then.. I’ll have all the exciting system to the craft books in the details. we offered them long before Trader Joe’s!) with books of all shapes and sizes.Library Voice Every Day is Earth Day by Kristen Barnhart When sharing ideas for green living with children. Johnny “Appleseed” Chapman. O frabjous day!. they bring them back to the library and do it all over again. better than rainforest in the 333. and smiles to greet you at the door.slolibrary.tajpalaceslo. but also because we are (and always have been) the model of shared resources. VHS and DVD movies. the gardening books in the 635s. Dewey love to help? Yes we do! We also have books on global warming. recommending books. the library continues to offer free programs.org. and saving the times with no money. We even have twigs. With the economy still challenging families.. and Earth Libraries will get you through Day in the 363. starting with their favorite resource: the children’s librarian! We can recommend picture books. SLO www. Arroyo Grande 795 E Foothill Blvd. or recycled items can be fun and a www. Every week. Kristen Barnhart has been telling stories. movies.7s. A movie never seen is a new movie. and Paso Robles. Morro Bay. such as Chris Van Allsburg’s (Polar Express. recycling.net (805) 543-0722 Your library system could be viewed as an ever growing and adapting tree.com • Page 4 . She is currently a Youth Services Librarian at the San Luis Obispo Library. Not only because we provide great books.centralcoastfamily.org.org. cooking books in the 640s. Jumanji) Just a Dream. Carl Hiassen’s chapter books for middle schoolers Hoot and Flush feature laugh-out-loud adventures with kids saving endangered owls and a polluted waterway. and discover a hands in the dirt and they love to green world of shared resources! eat. the library is the perfect place to meet up with old friends and make new ones.. Walter awakens as a changed boy empowered to save the world. families come in and fill their canvas bags (yes. ways to help the world. music CDs.95 Monday Dinner Buffet $10. so check out WALL-E (if your children were too young in 2008). I’ve even spruced up and recycled this column! Arroyo Grande Seventh-Day Adventist Church Seeking. including the ever-popular Bookmobile at the Templeton Farmer’s Market. audio books.. April 22nd for an Earth Day party and make something new from something old! on animals. Serving Voted Best Restaurant 6 Years in a Row! Worship Service Times Saturday: 9:30 & 10:45 am 240 Vernon St. Play dates at the park after Toddler or Pre-school Story-times can lead to lifelong friendships for both children and their parents. Have the whole neighborhood over on Saturday. some of which I’ll highlight. Books on craft projects using found and So. starting with a tree. Next you through the Dewey decimal month.

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have a family picnic. Mountain Air Sports. campgrounds. A family paddle down a gentle stream or hike to In fact. e d u / e d u c a t i o n / nights. then carrying on another hour or so to our final stop for the night. eateries and theater venues. stash a bag or box of favored toys out of sight in the front seat. Hand one item back at a time for toddlers to peruse. fun stop in the digital downloads.com • Page 6 .friends’ homes. Long days of driving are hard on passengers and brutal for antsy little ones. Now it’s time to relax. look out the window. It also gets everyone involved in the research.centralcoastfamily. or choose from among the healthy options in the cafeteria. then visiting a location for several hours. For the youngest set. Yes. Give each traveler his or her own color to mark up potential stops of interest . Central Coast Family • April 2013 • www. or modern art. and. settings where they can interact with their parents and other Once you’ve marked up your map. though anyone may stop by and pick them up for a fee. as the miles wear on. For more information or to contact kids_families) her. Plan to stay at least loaded. Whether you’re in it for outdoor adventure. Now take out a highlighter and mark that map. This the ride and let the road take you their art on. give them a few minutes to relax.bestfamilyadventures. be self entertained. Oregon is one of the nation’s most spectacular. Take a break from the gives you one full day to explore. really.000-square-foot museum located in Portland General Electric’s historic sawdust-fired power generation plant includes five exhibit halls with hundreds of interactive exhibits and displays. visitor centers.com by Jennifer Best Spring break has come and gone. Entertaining kids in the car for an hour at a time is far easier than keeping them happy for hours on end.” you ask. or not even old enough to take part in. For older kids. Boo Boo Records. museums. Even nonreaders can enjoy the pictures. galleries to roll on down the lawn. Talk about it. keeping in mind Getty Center in Los Angeles. family members’ homes.Getting Out Plan the Perfect Road Trip SPRING IS HERE! WHAT TO DO? WHAT TO DO! Best Family Adventures: San Luis Obispo County / Santa Barbara County by Jennifer Best Your Guide to all Family-Friendly “To Dos” on the Central Coast Available at Barnes & Noble. climb aboard and enjoy where the youngest set can get two nights at each stop. affordable adventure for the entire family. these things. Toddlers may enjoy children’s museums across the country. plan your route. We’ve found that driving an hour or so. is further down the road. but adults have seen children’s museums. This step helps you talk about what each of you is looking for in this family vacation while also beginning to establish the potential route. which stops and interactive opportunities for provide for common interests. Remember: make of art and performances for those sure there’s a long. Get out a map. Doc Burnstein’s. Take notes on it. The 219. Made of paper. did you want to drive ALL that way just to spend your days in an enclosed space with everyone else’s toddlers? Oregon Museum of Science and Industry (OMSI) in Portland.” which are available ( w w w. State and national parks offer outdoor adventures for everyone. toddlers. That winter ski trip is behind us.rather than a few hours squeezed covered hill. Start by keeping in mind that this is a family road trip. www. and narrow down your list. Take a break from hands-on play in the turbine hall and experimentation in the physics lab with a flick in the IMAX theater. (We prefer colored pencils since they don’t melt in a hot car like crayons do. parks. as well as instance.drawing pads. crayons. even factories. They’re available free to AAA members. for your personal daily mileage org. stays can of “Best Family Adventures: San Luis Obispo County” and “Best Family Adventures: of free family-focused events. Write on it. visit www. Yep. “Perfect family road trip? Is that even possible. then draw some more. Consider your regular driving habits and take frequent breaks. mirrors the type of driving we do here on Central Coast adventure days.com. The local library also offers CDs and DVDs on loan. Don’t tell them it’s there. in at the end of a long.) Your front-seat stash might include ageappropriate books to be handed back with the same stealth as toys for toddlers. they’ll be traveling with children who will be entirely bored by. entertainment and family projects and a toddler playroom everyone. or mp3 players can save the day. Absolutely. Books on tape. and start planning for the perfect family summer road trip. and picnic venues. When they’ve tired of the first item. et al. Good readers entertain adults and children alike interested in taking in the classics middle of every travel day. CD. While the adults in your midst might be most interested in touring wineries. a real map. Don’t even hint at it. colored pencils. offers a fabulous array limitations. where it will. be extended for more than two Santa Barbara County. Ideally. and keep adults entertained while telling their own versions of their favorite stories. preschoolers a glacier is far more memorable and early elementary age children than a day spent inside yet will enjoy just about any active another arcade/pizza joint. put creative supplies within their arms’ reach . worthy of at least a full day visit if you’re in the area. then hand back the next item. Classics can be everyone. With maps. while also offering a family corner for hands-on art Traveling daily is tough on plans. save up. Now downloaded free from Librivox. family members. broadening your cultural horizon or simply to see the fantastic sites our nation has to offer.BestFamilyAdventures. g e t t y. Wait until signs of boredom really set in. even if the final destination at bookstores throughout the Central Coast. a well-planned road trip can be a fabulous. breweries. Choose stops consider how much time and cash that offer some entertainment you have on hand. exhausting Freelance writer Jennifer Best is the author or plan ahead to take advantage day of travel. family-friendly science centers. scenic stops.

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Fernette. developing internal awareness and control (to notice when you are. As noted in Dr. It must also be completed in a one-to-one setting and include critical focus and attention-training elements including: reflex integration. and to sit still. MA. along with a healthy diet and adequate exercise.D. Davis. Braun. “a busy butterfly that flits from flower to flower” without an awareness of where she is or how she is impacting others around her. Amen.. Healing ADD. 2006. or if he is simply choosing not to pay attention. focusing on tests and during homework time. or modifying assignments). Don’t wait until its too late-when you are at wit’s end and your child has given up on himself. M. creating neuropathways in the attention and control centers of the brain. Ann Arbor. Central Coast Family • April 2013 • www.. While these children are often unaware that they are not paying attention. 2006. M. to calm down. will make beneficial and lasting changes in the brain. an intensive and targeted brain-training program.. placing the student in the front of the classroom. Parents are often told to seek counseling or behavior modification for their child. but he cannot focus on his homework for 5 minutes!” Parents frequently notice that their child’s attention is inconsistent and wonder if he has an attention problem. NY: Hyperion. they do notice that they are different from their classmates and even their siblings. Karyn Lutes. Amen’s book. “Attention is the end result of many more basic functions that work together to allow a child to ‘pay attention. Healing ADD. Ronald D. Reproduction allowed if origination is included. noted that “problems with attention can both cause learning challenges. one must get to the REAL root of the problem.D. M. Compounding this. April 26th to receive our Central Coast Family discount! can pinpoint the underlying cause of the attention problem. nor is it your child’s fault! Attention and learning problems: Weak attention and focus skills adversely affect the ability to succeed in school. CCC-SLP. New York. NY: Penguin Group (USA) Inc. attention span. improving confidence and self-esteem. body awareness and control. [including] the brain’s controller of concentration. or are not paying attention).D.com • Page 10 . The Gift Of Learning. One parent described her daughter as. Sadly. brain function can dramatically improve and give sufferers more access to their own abilities. and mother of three. MI: Sheridan Books Inc.. because these measures will not change the root cause. Brock. According to Daniel Amen. and be an important sign that other learning challenges are present. Temporary fix: ADD and ADHD-type behaviors are typically handled with short-term effects and supports.” The most effective remediation program needs to be intensive in order for the brain to change. Accommodations can be made to reduce distractions in the classroom (e. M. you need to know why the child shows those behaviors. they may receive negative messages from parents and teachers who are exasperated by their behavior.D. planning… impulse control…the brain’s gear shifter…[and] the brain’s mood control center. speaker. These important interventions can be helpful in supporting him with a structured environment and improved family communication and strategies.. “Behavior modification or Ritalin…is not a solution. 2002. In The Gift Of Learning. rigidity) to aid problem-solving. Unfortunately. the child will continue to deal with attention problems. Only when you know the source of a child’s attention problems can you find a complete set of solutions. 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net. there were a few different hotels. and other surprises. This hotel had the town’s first elevator and offered 200 guest rooms. If you take a tour of the available rooms.slo100years. Teach Elementary School in San Luis Obispo. a young lady by the name of Mary Gail Black was a reporter for the San Luis Obispo Daily Telegram.com. The Granada Hotel on Morro has come back to life with a recent retrofit. The hotel was upstairs. I know the new hotels to be built downtown will be nice and elegant. In the early 1920s. James. the St. Back in 1886. that’s enough of murder and mayhem. threestory building that was made by the best wood craftsman in the area. It was such a mystery. which later became the Midway Hotel. The rooms today are rented out or leased. Jeff Anderson built the hotel in 1923. It’s always interesting to remember the past. In 1947. on the second floor of the brick part of the Andrews buildings. but the hotels from yesteryear were incredible with woodwork detailing that isn’t done anymore. I may even throw in a little murder story. After a lengthy manhunt. 86 single rooms. Mary soon was shocked to learn that the other women staying in the hotel were ladies of the evening and this section of town was a red light area. The building is still there on the corner of Higuera and Broad Streets. It turned out that a young man had murdered his wife. the FBI got involved. The Wineman was definitely a popular tourist location between the 1930s and 1970s. The Wineman had 50 rooms and the building still has lots of cool tile work in the bathrooms. Andrews decided to build another hotel on the corner of Osos and Palm Streets. Hearst. you can view the old Marshall Hotel that was on the second floor of the building. the hotel burnt to the ground in one of San Luis Obispo’s worst fires ever. On Osos Street. but now it has become a bistro. let me tell you a little about the shadier side of downtown hotels. Reach him at crabbx5@charter. on this same corner was the original Andrews Hotel. There were many other downtown hotels.slo100years. In 1933. Capture a moment in history! Enjoy Your Memories! Get an autographed copy at www.centralcoastfamily. Most of the building is still there. and Mr. Within seven months of opening. Mr. where the Rocket Fizz store is today. when Mr. It was a plain looking building with nothing of elegance to offer. Andrews. Ok. Now. At one time the Anderson Hotel (on the corner of Monterey and Morro Streets) was one of the most modern and elegant hotels in town. you can see just how small hotel rooms were back in the 1930s. He graduated from Cal Poly SLO and has been teaching for 28 years. One was called the Grutti Hotel. San Luis Obispo has had many hotels throughout its history and I’m the guy who is going to take you on a flashback of hotels from the past. and 16 bathrooms. Now lets transition to Hollywood and famous movie stars. It was a beautiful. the old St. and expanded it a few years later. a little ladies of the evening story (children. Some guests enjoyed their own ensuite bathroom. Apple Farm. On Monterey Street. close your eyes). a body was found in a trunk in the basement. the FBI. Buy your memory of downtown as it continues to change in the coming months and years. It was another spectacular fire in town. If you travel up the block and stand in front of the Ross Dress for Less store. and stuffed her body into a shipping trunk under the hotel stairs. Boo Boo Records. Andrews then erected the brick building you see today and turned it into a bank. As they started to go through the ruins of the St. James caught on fire. but the current owners were nice enough to put the Wineman Hotel sign back up on the corner of the building. there were several hotels through the years. She stayed for some time at the San Luis Hotel. and Antiques on Monterey Also available at Barnes & Noble.com • Page 12 . Everyone knows the big brick Andrews building on the corner of Osos and Monterey Streets. a few fires.com www. Crushed Grape. and Volumes of Pleasure GUY CRABB PUBLISHING by Guy Crabb The city of San Luis Obispo and its citizens have been waiting for the Copeland Chinatown Project and the other major projects on the block between Nipomo and Garden Streets. It had 26 suites. who was a Countess from Portugal. Guests would stay here from the 1930s into the 1960s. It was the murder at the hotel that made it famous. and the fire department could not put it out before the entire building was destroyed. Guy Crabb teaches at Charles E. William R. It was the most modern hotel in the area and attracted many tourists who would come to San Luis Obispo by train. the History Center. while others had to share bathrooms at the end of the hall. the murderer was brought to trial. Many famous Hollywood stars stayed at the Anderson before and after they visited Hearst Castle as guests of Mr. The most famous “hotel” in town is no longer a hotel. Here’s the fire story I was talking about.Local History Historic Hotels in San Luis Obispo San Luis Obispo: 100 Years Books Collect all three great books about the history of SLO town. James Hotel used to stand where Beverly’s is today. It had 80 rooms. Let’s go back to 1910. Guy was a Teacher of the Year in 2006 and currently teaches at a National Blue Ribbon School. I have heard that the Chinatown Project may include a nice downtown hotel. workers found some of the old adobe brick walls that were part of the original structure. Now I am going to tell you about a story of murder. At 995 Higuera Street. and it is also fun to imagine what the future holds for downtown San Luis Obispo. Anderson Hotel ~1920s Central Coast Family • April 2013 • www. Not too many hotels can brag that they hosted Charlie Chaplin for the evening. This hotel was a low rent type of hotel.

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Main St & Dolliver LIBRARY STORYTIME: 10:30 AT.10:30 LO. 11:30 SMG 5 6 BINGO VETS HALL MB . 10:30 AG.April 2013 Free Ongoing Events SUNDAY FARMERS MARKET: 11:30-2:30pm Nipomo: Monarch Club MONDAY 1 FARMERS MARKET: 2-4:30pm Los Osos: 2nd & Santa Maria TUESDAY 3:00-6:00 pm in Paso Robles City Park LIBRARY STORYTIME: 10:10 SLO DOC BURNSTEIN’S READING LAB 3:30-4:15pm AG 31 2 FARMERS MARKET: Autism Awareness Month School Library Month Keep America Beautiful Month National Child Abuse Prevention Month Nat.10:30 AT.com • Page 17 . 10:10 SLO. 10:30 AG. 10:30 AG. 10:10 SLO. Math Education Month National Garden Month National Frog Month National Poetry Month April is: APRIL FOOLS DAY Birthstone: Diamond HANS CHRISTIAN ANDERSON’S BIRTHDAY 8:30-11am AG Spencers Market 12:30-4:30pm Santa Maria Town Ctr 3:00-6:00pm AT Sunken Gardens 5:00-8:00pm Pismo. 10:15 CAM. 11:00 CAY. 10:30 AG. 11:00 CAY. 11:00 CAY.10:30 LO. 11:30 SMG 25 FARMERS MARKETS: 26 FARMERS MARKETS: 9:00am-12:30pm Paso Robles Wal Mart 10:00am-12:30pm Cayucos Vets Hall 2:30-5:30pm Cambria Main St Vets Hall LIBRARY STORYTIME: 10:30 LO 27 FARMERS MARKETS: 8:00-10:30am SLO Promenade 9:00am-12:30pm Templeton City Park 9:00am-1:00pm Shell Bch Dinosaur Caves 9:00am-1:00pm Paso Downtown Park 12:00-2:30pm AG Village Gazebo 2:30-6:00pm Morro Bay 800 Main St LIBRARY STORYTIME: 11:00 AG EARTH DAY NATIONAL TELEPHONE DAY KINDERGARTEN DAY (1st kindergarten in 1837) SHAKESPEARE’S BIRTHDAY (Born in 1564) ADMINISTRATIVE PROFESSIONAL’S DAY TAKE DAUGHTERS & SONS TO WORK DAY FULL MOON HUG A FRIEND DAY NATIONAL PRETZEL DAY ARBOR DAY TELL A STORY DAY 28 FARMERS MARKET: 11:30-2:30pm Nipomo: Monarch Club 29 FARMERS MARKET: 2-4:30pm Los Osos: 2nd & Santa Maria POETRY READING DAY 3:00-6:00 pm in Paso Robles City Park LIBRARY STORYTIME: 10:10 SLO DOC BURNSTEIN’S READING LAB 3:30-4:15pm AG 30 FARMERS MARKET: ZIPPER DAY NATIONAL HONESTY DAY 8:30-11am AG Spencers Market 12:30-4:30pm Santa Maria Town Ctr 3:00-6:00pm AT Sunken Gardens 5:00-8:00pm Pismo. Main St & Dolliver LIBRARY STORYTIME: 10:30 AT. 10:10 SLO. 11:00 NI WEDNESDAY THURSDAY 3 4 FARMERS MARKETS: FARMERS MARKETS: FRIDAY FARMERS MARKETS: 9:00am-12:30pm Paso Robles Wal Mart 2:30-5:30pm Cambria Main St Vets Hall 4:00-8:00pm Avila Beach Promenade SATURDAY 8:00-10:30am SLO Promenade 9:00am-12:30pm Templeton City Park 9:00am-1:00pm Shell Bch Dinosaur Caves 9:00am-1:00pm Paso Downtown Park 12:00-2:30pm AG Village Gazebo 2:30-6:00pm Morro Bay 800 Main St LIBRARY STORYTIME: 11:00 AG 3:00-6:00pm Old Porte Fisheries AG 2:30-5:00pm Spencers Morro Bay 6:00-9:00pm Downtown SLO LIBRARY STORYTIME: 10:00 MB. 10:30 AG.centralcoastfamily. 10:10 SLO. Main St & Dolliver LIBRARY STORYTIME: 10:30 AT. 10:10 SLO. Main St & Dolliver LIBRARY STORYTIME: 10:30 AT. Main St & Dolliver LIBRARY STORYTIME: 10:30 AT.10:30 AT.1st FRI 5:00pm FARMERS MARKETS: LIBRARY STORYTIME: 10:30 LO FIND A RAINBOW DAY WALK AROUND THINGS DAY NATIONAL READ A ROADMAP DAY SLO CO GENEALOGICAL SOCIETY 1st SAT 12:30am IOOF Hall SLO Flower: Sweet Pea INTERNATIONAL CHILDREN’S BOOK DAY JUMP OVER THINGS DAY NORTH POLE DISCOVERED (In 1898) 7 FARMERS MARKET: 11:30-2:30pm Nipomo: Monarch Club 8 FARMERS MARKET: 2-4:30pm Los Osos: 2nd & Santa Maria NO HOUSEWORK DAY WORLD HEALTH DAY ZOO LOVER’S DAY 3:00-6:00 pm in Paso Robles City Park LIBRARY STORYTIME: 10:10 SLO DOC BURNSTEIN’S READING LAB 3:30-4:15pm AG 9 FARMERS MARKET: FARMERS MARKETS: 8:30-11am AG Spencers Market 12:30-4:30pm Santa Maria Town Ctr 3:00-6:00pm AT Sunken Gardens 5:00-8:00pm Pismo.10:30 AT.

SAT MAR 30 at 10:00 am: FAMILY EGG HUNT & CARNIVAL at Elm Street Park. Bunny invites all children to “Hop Along the Bunny Trail. Cost: $40. 800 W Branch St. Bring your own basket to collect eggs. SLO.” visiting businesses collecting candy and treats. Morro Bay. Contact: cambriachamber. All proceeds benefit the Mutt Mitt program! Bring chairs and cameras to watch or judge. San Luis Obispo. 1 Mission Rd. 730 Quintana Rd. bounce houses. Cost: free.dunescenter.pismochamber. 3rd St. SAT APR 6 1:00 -4:00 pm: WINE. Join the eggs-citement as E. Arroyo Grande. Starring Kirk Scott and Darren Doran. Nature’s Gems. Cambria. and talk with vendors prior to the show. SLO. 116 W.com. SLO. sack races. Featuring a brand new piece. Cost: Free. Dogs must be well-behaved on a leash. Morro Bay State Park campground. SAT MAR 30 at 10:00 am: Cayucos EASTER EGG HUNT & DOG PARADE at Hardie Park. 12:30 dog registration. Arroyo Grande. under 17 free. Branch St. Other paid activities include a carnival. a down-and-out Skid Row floral assistant becomes an overnight sensation when he discovers an exotic plant with a mysterious craving for fresh blood. SAT APR 6 11:00 am-3:00 pm: HEALTHY FOOD DEMONSTRATION at Albertson’s. a balloon artist.org. and cheeses at Zoo To You’s annual Conservation Benefit. Contact: 4892499 or americanmelodrama. FRI MAR 22-SUN APR 28 (times vary): THE SKIN OF OUR TEETH at Pewter Plough Playhouse. and a bounce castle. and catered lunch. Cambria. chocolates.com. 11:10 am: age 6-8. cake walk. tours. Contact: 235-2289. The Pulitzer Prize-winning play follows the saga of an extraordinary American family as they struggle against incredible obstacles to survive famine. 532 24th St. Contact: 543-3162. this free family event is always a blast! Contact: (800) 782-8400 or www. Contact: 543-7529 or kelrikproductions.downtownslo. Arroyo Grande.. SAT APR 6 11:00 am-3:00 pm: MISSION DAYS at San Antonio Mission de Padua. FRI APR 5 12:00-3:00 pm: HEALTHY FOOD DEMONSTRATION at Albertson’s. CHOCOLATE. Arroyo Grande. and a raw egg toss contest.com. Free activities include egg hunts for all ages. contests. an ice age.org. and much more FREE fun! Bring your own basket or bag. Pomeroy Rd & W Tefft St. Contact: 772-2560. bounce houses. 1132 Branch St. Cost: $15-25. face painting. Meet at the corner of Chorro and Higuera at 5:30 pm to receive a free map of participating shops and a bag for treats. 2241 Price St. Registration fee: $10. 5455 Windsor Blvd. Contact: 3854478 or missionsanantonio.Family Events THU MAR 14-SUN APR 28 (times vary): LES MISERABLES or a Whole Lot LESS Miserable presented by The Great American Melodrama and Vaudeville at 1863 Front St. In this Kelrik The Morro Bay High School Pirate Players present After Dark production. 10:40 am: age 3-5. FRI APR 5 6:30-9:30 pm: ORCHID SHOW PREVIEW BENEFIT at South County Regional Center. CHEESES . a silent auction and an awards presentation. Cayucos.fcos. Bring a basket! Contact: 473-5474. Based on the best-selling novel. Paso Robles. carnival games. 1:00 Easter Bonnet Parade. SAT MAR 30 at 10:00 am: ANNUAL EGG HUNT at Mountainbrook Community Church. Paso Robles. Watch for E.OH MY! at River Oaks Hot Springs. org or www. SLO. Soon Audrey II grows into an ill-tempered.” Cost: $18-29. Cost: free. food. The Network for a Healthy California-Gold Coast Region invites all SLO County residents to learn about healthier meal options.org. foul-mouthed. the 18th annual show sponsored by the Five Cities Orchid Society will include exhibits and vendors offering a large variety of orchids. Oceano. gourmet hors d’oeuvres. Contact: 927-3834 or cuhsdrama. A family experience with re-enactors. SAT MAR 30 11:00 am-3:00 pm: KIDS DAY at Nipomo Community Park. Presented by Ballet Theater SLO.com • Page 18 . Patrons under age 16 must be with an adult. Contact: 440-1439 SAT APR 6-SUN APR 7 (times vary): ALICE IN WONDERLAND presented by Civic Ballet of SLO at the Performing Arts Center. FRI MAR 29 11:00 am-2:00 pm: HEALTHY FOOD DEMONSTRATION at La Reyna Market. Pismo Beach. The Network for a Healthy California-Gold Coast Region invites all SLO County residents to learn about healthier meal options. Contact: www. 1 Grand Ave. 6455 Monte Rd. SUN MAR 31 at 9:00 am: EASTER EGG HUNT at Shamel Park. Special egg hunt for kids 2 yrs and under. Join the Easter Bunny for an exciting free adventure searching for prize-filled eggs in the gardens. SAT MAR 30 at 10:00 am: HOPPY EASTER EGG HUNT at SeaCrest OceanFront Hotel. Cost: $20-38. Paso Robles. Contact: 677-5255 or goldcoastnetwork.SeaCrestPismo. $5 ages 3-12 hunting.com. Bunny! Contact: www.SUN APR 14 (days & times vary): Disney’s BEAUTY & THE BEAST at Coast Union High School Gym. 800 Clubhouse Dr. FRI MAR 29-SUN APR 14 (times vary): TUESDAYS WITH MORRIE at The Spot. Alice in Wonderland directed by Drew Silvaggio. Contact: 391-0604. Cost: $5-20.org. Free activities follow including a BBQ. Egg hunt for ages 12 and under. Cambria. economic collapse. Cost: $20. In addition to the eggs-citing egg hunt.org. Hunt times for different age groups: 10:10 am: age 2 & under. Cost: $15-20. Cost: $18-22. Learn about our planet’s oldest inhabitants and their threatened existence. politics. The Sheriff of Nottingham loathes Robin Hood. Contact: 677-5255 or goldcoastnetwork. 1221 Ash St. Pismo Beach. and demonstrations. Kids ages 10 and under search the 5 acre grassy area for eggs full of candy and goodies. 12 and under: free. Buy the first selection of orchids.com. great floods. plant doctors. SAT MAR 30 11:00 am: EASTER EGG HUNT at Historic Jack House and Gardens. participants can enjoy games. com. 10:00 am: Egg Hunt.com. Enjoy this presentation for adults and children by Judy and Bob Thomas.org. Contact: 929-5437. SAT APR 6 9:00 am-5:00 pm & SUN APR 7 10:00 am-5:00 pm: CENTRAL COAST ORCHID SHOW & SALE at South County Regional Center. SUN MAR 31 10:00 am-12:00 pm: EGG COLORING & EASTER EGG HUNT PARTY at SLO Creek Farms. Mitch reconnects with his dying professor Morrie. Cost: $10. Cost: $5 includes a door prize ticket. books and supplies. Ryan Lawrence’s “Mourn. Arroyo Grande. Contact: (702) 245-3135 or slocreekfarms. (Rated PG). crafts. Contact: 423-7187 or beewenchfarm. pony rides. 1775 Calle Joaquin. Contact: www. San Luis Obispo. Jolon. 800 W Branch St. Balloons & prizes for kids 8 yrs and under. Contact: 7737063 or www. rhythm-and-blues-singing carnivore who offers the assistant fame and fortune in exchange for fresh victims. free under age 3. 536 Marsh St. fire. SAT MAR 30 10:00 am-1:00 pm: EASTER EGGSTRAVAGANZA at Dinosaur Caves Park. Cost: free. SAT APR 6 at 7:00 pm & SUN APR 7 at 2:00 pm: ROBIN HOOD at Harman Hall. 2950 Santa Rosa Creek Rd. end-of-the-world scenarios. Presented by Coast Union High School Drama.fcos. Performing Arts Center. Cost. This elegant evening includes local wines. Admission is free. 824 Main St. Easter egg hunt 11:00 am-12:00 pm. many depressions and endless wars. Contact: 927-3877 or pewterploughplayhouse. com or 541-0286.. With other prizes and activities. and entertainment. The Network for a Healthy California-Gold Coast Region invites all SLO County residents to learn about healthier meal options. and photos with the Easter Bunny! Cost: $3 for coloring. Maid Marian loves Robin Hood.centralcoastfamily. 4805 River Grove Dr. $3. FRI APR 5-SUN APR 21 (times vary): LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS at Unity. The in-house snack bar serves food and drinks before the show and during intermissions. live music. FRI APR 5. 1490 Southwood Dr. The weekend raffle benefits the GuadalupeNipomo Dunes Center. Enjoy the best of local wines. Face Painting. Is he hero. 1 Grand Ave. SAT APR 6 12:00-4:00 pm: GRAND OPENING & PLANT SALE at BeeWench Farm. hot dog barbecue. or villain? You will decide when you experience this unforgettable experience for the entire family. Contact: 7817300. Bring a dozen hard-boiled eggs and coloring supplies. Meet the Easter Bunny. org.net. Contact: 677-5255 or goldcoastnetwork.org. SAT MAR 30 at 2:00 pm: TURTLES & TORTOISES AROUND THE WORLD Family Mind Walk at Museum of Natural History. Cost: $45. Central Coast Family • April 2013 • www. Ages 0-7. THU MAR 28 5:30-8:30 pm: BUNNY TRAIL DOWNTOWN San Luis Obispo Farmers Market. 2701 Price Rd. orchid culture re-potting demonstrations. Contact: 474-5711 or thespotag. Cost: free. 11:40 am: age 9-12.

3450 Dairy Creek Rd. 771 E Foothill Blvd.com • Page 19 .255.org portion of proceeds benefit CCGGA Scholarship Fund. a local artisan craft fair. while making new friends in the Garden. food. Nipomo.org. SUN APR 21 3:00-5:00 pm: BABA THE STORYTELLER at Congregation Beth David. calpoly. bounce house. SLO. FRI APR 19-SUN APR 21 (times vary): THE FANTASTICKS at Nipomo High School’s Olympic Hall. SUN APR 21 10:00 am-5:00 pm: SLO EARTH DAY FAIR & MUSIC FESTIVAL at El Chorro Regional Park. drinks. Cost: $5 donation per family ($3 parking). Cost: $20-25. big screen movie. and beer. so that Matt can heroically seem to save Luisa. Wren Thompson is asst director. Local landscaper Gabriel Frank will explore compelling plants from the Mediterranean regions of the world. SAT APR 13 10:00 am-3:00 pm: CHILDREN’S DAY IN THE PLAZA in Mission Plaza. petting zoo and more free fun for the whole family! Contact: 800. $15 / siblings. Contact: canthony@lmusd.org. SAT APR 20 6:30-10:30 pm: KID’S NIGHT OUT at Central coast Gymnastics. simply head out to any of the participating wineries. petting farm. Celebrate spring with wine tasting. Register by APR 18 by calling 234-4143. 2450 Pennington Creek.7th Annual Kite Festival at Morro Rock .edu/calendar. cake walk. games. Come and enjoy an afternoon of musicmaking as these young professionals display skills far beyond their years. a womanizer himself.com.edu/ calendar. Member nurseries in Nipomo and Arroyo Grande will open their doors to the public. SLO. The fathers hire traveling actors to stage a mock abduction. and Camille Hoffman. Make something new out of something old. $8 general. children’s activities. Contact: 5411400 or slobg. 989 Chorro St. music & more! Contact: 782-7280 SAT APR 13 10:00 am-3:00 pm: APPLE BLOSSOM DAYS FESTIVAL at Apple Farm. Seating is limited. 1 Grand Ave. Appropriate for all ages. Moulineaux for a dressmaker. The Pirate Players present a French farce by Georges Feydeau. SLO. This fast-paced comedy follows Dr. food. and it is our pleasure to showcase their talent under the direction of world-class conductors. The “co-opera” collaborative venture between Cal Poly’s Student Opera Theatre and Opera San Luis Obispo continues this year with a complete production of Mozart’s “The Magic Flute. Africa learning the art and music Contact: 544-4363 or civicballetofslo. SLO. Campers will enjoy the outdoors while learning about alternative energy and participating in games and arts and craft projects. Cost: $9-14. Morning and afternoon snacks are included. Complicating matters. deep engaging guitar rhythms and warm. SUN APR 21 2:30 pm: CAL POLY ALLSTATE MUSIC FESTIVAL CONCERT at Performing Arts Center. Offered to students in grades 1-6. 21 Zaca Lane. Cost: $7 w/ASB/seniors/children under 12. SLO. Moulineaux (Tyler Forman) as he attempts to flirt with pretty married patient Suzanne Aubin (Claire Vogel). SLO. California but spent many years in Gambia. This spectacular Open House event will feature 150 of California’s finest young musicians. and confusion and frantic cover-ups ensue. A Central Coast Family • April 2013 • www. SAT APR 13 9:00 am-3:00 pm: 12th Annual CENTRAL COAST GREENHOUSE GROWERS’ OPEN HOUSE at various locations. The Network for a Healthy California-Gold Coast Region invites all SLO County residents to learn about healthier meal options. San Luis Obispo. SAT APR 13 1:00-3:00 pm: Workshop on MEDITERRANEAN CLIMATE LANDSCAPING at San Luis Obispo Botanical Garden.” Outstanding student singers in several key roles will perform side by side with internationally acclaimed opera singers. 1 Grand Ave. SLO. face painting. Moulineaux is vexed with boring friend Monsieur Bassinet (Tielor Stanger).calpoly. and great gymnastics fun for ages 3 (potty trained) and up! Cost: $25 / 1st child. local vendors. TUE APR 9-THU APR 11: SPRING EARTH DAY CAMP at Rancho El Chorro Outdoor School. FRI APR 12 11:00 am-3:00 pm: HEALTHY FOOD DEMONSTRATION at Albertson’s. rides. Contact: 756-2406 or music. Cost: $9-18. ending the supposed feud. Register now! Cost: $100 ($10 discount for 2nd child). mistakes Dr. org. Meanwhile. snacks.org/exciting-landscaping.A Free Family Event! SAT April 27th 11:00 am-5:00 pm & SUN April 28th 11:00 am-4:00 pm 1st 500 kids on SAT get free kites from Central Coast Funds for Children! Fly a Kite! Enjoy Performances by Amazing Kite Flyers and Dancers www. Julia Krok. Contact: 7827336 or ranchoelchorro. org. 525 N Thompson Ave. Have fun creating collaborative recycled art projects. Contact: 677-5255 or goldcoastnetwork. Visit any participating winery when they will be donating your Tasting Fees or a portion of your purchases! No advance tickets needed. Keana Alden.2040. Student instrumental musicians will perform with OperaSLO’s professional orchestra. who is harder to get rid of than a cold. and Wind Ensemble. He is a multi award winning singer songwriter and winner of the prestigious Telluride Troubadour National Song Writing Competition. carnival. come and enjoy an evening of live entertainment by three of the Music Department’s finest instrumental ensembles: University JazzBand. After an exciting day at Cal Poly’s Open House. 2015 Monterey St. Contact: 541-1400 or slobg. THU APR 11-SAT APR 13 at 7:00 pm: LOVE BY THE BOLT at Morro Bay High School Multipurpose Rm. Contact: 756-2406 or music. Rounding out the cast are Raymond Martinez. SAT APR 13 & SUN APR 14: 5th Annual WINE 4 PAWS to benefit Woods Humane Society. 1 Grand Ave. Baba the Storyteller is from Long Beach. San Luis Obispo.centralcoastfamily.morrobaykitefestival. All proceeds benefit Teach School. his sweet wife Yvonne (Erin Henry) and her domineering mother Madame Aigreville (Kyla Finger) are determined to keep him honest. This all-ages event features live music on 3 stages. SAT APR 20 1:00-3:00 pm: KID’S EARTH DAY at San Luis Obispo Botanical Garden. Aubin (Lawrence Banta). Contact: 5448529 or earthdayalliance. Symphony. games. Keith paints intricate portraits of the human condition with powerful melodic images. Contact: 541-1400 or slobg. Verona Strom. San Luis Obispo. SLO. Cost: free. Contact: 771-1845.com. FRI APR 19 7:30 pm: OPEN HOUSE CONCERT at Spanos Theatre. into falling in love by pretending to feud. chosen by audition to participate. 235 Atascadero Rd. Cost: $9-14. 10180 Los Osos Valley Rd. Cost: free. garden & floral demonstrations. Many offer tours of their facilities in addition to their highly anticipated plant and flower sales. the Foam Pit. No registration at CCG. Cost: free. SLO.org/kids-earth-day. Cost: $5-10 ($3 parking).org. THU APR 11-SAT APR 13 7:30 pm: THE MAGIC FLUTE at Spanos Theatre. 3450 Dairy Creek Rd. heart-wrenching vocals. Enjoy a fun free day dedicated to making kids happy with hands-on activities. SUN APR 7 4:00 pm: KEITH GREENINGER at the San Luis Obispo Botanical Garden. 3450 Dairy Creek Rd. They are the future of music in America. Contact: 961-8901 or ccgga. wine. Contact: info@wine4paws. SLO.edu/calendar.com. Contact: 756-2406 or music. Pizza.calpoly. This thrilling stage production tells an allegorical story concerning two neighboring fathers who trick their children. A stunning show featuring new and exciting plants for your yard. Luisa and Matt. the husband M.

Contact: http://aikidoslo.Local Resources of the great Storytellers (Griots). Contact: 547-7025 x 17. SLO. Cost: $15. free ultrasounds. Contact: 461-3405 or www. Just show up! Contact: 541-350-1703 or lucaspianoacademy. Contact: www. Contact: 473-1421 or www. org. Every TUE & THU 9:30 am or 6:30 pm: Moms Group Drop-in classes at 5 Cities Swim School. baby clothes and supplies. tumbling. Atascadero. 6850 Morro Rd.org. sound. Arroyo Grande. TUE APR 23 at 7:00 pm: CIRCA: 61 CIRCUS ACTS IN 60 MINUTES at Cohan Center. tested and vaccinated. $10 of each entry will be donated to a local children’s charity.m. All services are free and completely confidential. Tax receipts and free pick-up for large TVs and loads of electronic waste.com. 1542 W Branch St. A free vet exam is included. Ongoing groups. sbpep. labor. Arroyo Grande.com. Grover Beach. Contact: 474-6811 to RSVP. The learning environment is fun and skilled teachers are friendly.org. 4th WED of every month at 10:00 am: Wednesdays at the Movies at Morro Bay Library. Ste J. 1030 Los Osos Valley Rd. Every WED 10:00 am-6:30 pm: North County Humane Society offers microchip clinics at 2300 Ramona Rd. Every WED-FRI 12:00-5:00 pm & SAT 10:00 am-5:00 pm: Free Electronic Waste Drop Off at Exploration Station. Meet other pregnant women and learn about local resources. Evolve through others’ experiences. The Network for a Healthy California-Gold Coast Region invites all SLO County residents to learn about healthier meal options. Drop off any item with a cord (all electronics and small appliances). This 12week program advises proper nutrition and food choices while encouraging exercise. Buellton. 253 Granada Dr. The first 500 children to attend on Saturday will receive free kites. The skies around the rock will be filled with kites of all shapes and sizes as professionals and amateurs. LMFT at 411 Traffic Way #A. Sponsored by Squeaks. Licensed Clinical Psychologist PSY 23689 and Carol Studer. Jack’s Helping Hand offers a parent & child class designed to engage children ages 2 to 8 with special needs in fun water activities that encourage physical and social development. and five daughters. Arroyo Grande. 6588 Ontario Rd. Classes include safety techniques. It serves lowincome children throughout the county who are uninsured or covered by public insurance programs such as Medi-Cal. For individuals. Contact: 473-1421 or http://explorationstation. 285 South St.org.org. San Luis Obispo. Once trained. 2nd WED every month 6:30-7:30 pm: LOS BERROS 4-H CLUB Create and Learn meets at El Camino Art Gallery.com. 1132 Branch St. 240 E HWY 246. bonding. and light bulbs. 487 Fair Oaks Ave. Santa Maria. THU APR 25-SUN MAY 12 (times vary): FIDDLER ON THE ROOF at The Clark Center. 1st MON every month 12:15-12:45 pm: Sukha Wellness Center welcomes Heidi Harmon for a singing and dancing good time at 6615 Bay Laurel Place. Ongoing classes are for ages 4-11 (kids are divided into two age groups). #105. athletic. Cost: $2 kids. 209 Bonetti. and the rest of the proceeds will be awarded to the “biggest loser. Contact: 925-0951 x 263. Nipomo. It’s the best $15 you will ever spend! Contact: www. or rhythm.” Contact: 489-4466 or mike@crossroadsag. Contact: 547-1914. Contact: (650) 248-4072.com. and skill to totally reinvent the concept of circus arts. Pulsing with upbeat music and featuring multi-skilled performers who are the best at beating the clock. Presented by PCPA Theaterfest. vendor booths. Contact: www.org. Ocean Ave & S 3rd St. Suite 106. La Clinica de Tolosa is a nonprofit children’s dental clinic in Paso Robles providing a full range of quality pediatric dental care for ages 1 to 12. at 6615 Bay Laurel Place. Cost: $20 for 4 classes. This free group is for anyone suffering from the loss of a loved one who is in need of support. Share adversity and strengths. Get your cat microchipped. PAC.com. music. Contact: 4816399 or www. There’s no need to register. a certified therapy dog. Workshops are all unmounted (no riding). Explore your personal journey among like-minded women. Avila Beach. Children learn how to be safe without hurting others. Not accepted: large appliances. SUN APR 28 12:00-4:00 pm: 5th Annual WALK FOR AUTISM & AWARENESS FAIR at Mission Plaza. his dairy cart.5citiesswimschool. Cost: $8. Captain. changeyourlead. New members welcome! Cost: free. Arroyo Grande. Contact: 763-1100 or asctowalk. Cost: free. 1200 E Grand Ave. SAT APR 27 11:00 am-3:00 pm: HEALTHY FOOD DEMONSTRATION at Albertson’s. Ste D. and Central Coast Family • April 2013 • www. Recurring Events & Resources Every THU-FRI 12:00-5:00 pm & SAT 11:00 am-5:00 pm: Exploration Station’s Interactive Science Center welcomes families at 867 Ramona Ave. light. Los Osos Pet Lost & Found Headquarters connects people with their LOST pets and allows those who have FOUND a pet to locate the owner. SLO. This fun year-round class for parents and babies 3 mos to 2 yrs includes swimming skills.com • Page 20 . SLO. Support and donations allow the Central Coast Autism Spectrum Center to be responsive to local needs. a 6 year-old tan and white rough-coated Jack Russell Terrier and his human friend Anne Harris. Participation costs $39 for all 12 weeks. Every FRI 10:00 . and effective setting. Every TUE at 6:30 pm: Central Coast Weight Loss Challenge Lessons and Classes at Crossroads Wellness. call 528-5611 or 801-6640. Join anytime! Taught by Kinesio-Therapist Kay Heaton. furious circus fun for all ages (3+). 867 Ramona Ave. this is fast. If you are unable to secure a found pet in your home. WED APR 24 6:15-8:15 pm: LEARNING DISABILITIES PARENT WORKSHOP at New Directions for Kids.org. treeoflifepsc. Equine Specialist. Contact: www. Call for brief screening and info. call 528-5611. SAT APR 27 & SUN APR 28 (times vary): 7th Annual MORRO BAY KITE FESTIVAL at Morro Bay Beach. His talent will amaze you. Helps kids with active participation and camaraderie. Every FRI 1:00-2:00 pm: Mommy and Me Little Swimmers in a warm water therapy pool at 1443 Cazadero St. Cost: free. $3 adults. Arroyo Grande. 271 Madonna Rd. or www. loves it when children read to him! For dates. 425 Traffic Way. Share with other parents and learn strategies from occupational therapists for managing daily life with children who struggle with sensory processing and learning challenges. is a non-profit organization helping women and families facing an unplanned pregnancy with free pregnancy tests. Contact: 677-5255 or goldcoastnetwork. SLO.calpolyarts. Tree of Life at 7730 Morro Rd. As the sun rises and sets on his beloved Russian town. Contact: 235-5779 or morrobayaauw. Every other THU 3:30-4:30 pm: Paws to Read Program—Reading to Rover at Atascadero Library. Contact: 5499228 or http://felinenetwork. 485 North Frontage Rd. or 238-5334. Mission Plaza will be filled with fun. $9 Non-members. batteries.D. Arroyo Grande. Every TUE 6:00-7:30 pm: Women’s Depression Group with Michelle Ogle. Contact: 489-9444 or clarkcenter. Each person will receive personalized one-on-one coaching. 2nd THU of every month 6:00-7:00 pm: Grief Support Group at Central Coast Hospice. and delivery. Cal Poly Arts presents the lithe. and cooperative interaction skills.Get Fit at Aikido of SLO. Contact: 772-0113 or morrobaykitefestival. Avila Beach. Cost: Adoption fees are $60 for one or $80 for two. Chirps & Bubbles Pet & Feed Store. If you found or lost a pet in Los Osos.11:30 am: Postpartum Education for Parents (PEP) at One Consignment. 1 Grand Ave. 2nd MON every month 6:30-8:00 pm: Caregiver Support Group at Cayucos Community Church. Cost: free.centralcoastfamily. Training is scheduled monthly at Wilshire Community Services. 2nd SAT of every month FEB-NOV at 9:00 am: The City Of Santa Maria Recreation and Parks Department offers free docent-led nature walks of the Los Flores Ranch Park. Contact: 544-0760 or cbdslo. Los Osos. scholarships available. Contact: 564-3888 or www. active. Morro Bay. Contact: 5406020. his wife.com.clinicadetolosa. he dreams of a better future for his family. SLO. Learn essential exercises and techniques to use throughout pregnancy.explorationstation. Contact: 260-5710. 6271 Dominion Rd. Atascadero. Be happy without compromising who you are. Travel the roads of Anatevke with Tevye.slonchs.org. 989 Chorro St. Volunteer as a Good Neighbor! Make a difference in the life of an older or disabled adult.slonightwriters. Cost: $5. SLO NightWriters is the premier writing organization on the Central Coast.com. games. couples. changeyourlead@gmail. Contact: 748-1454. Arroyo Grande. volunteers choose services to contribute and schedule hours at their convenience. dementia. Join Captain. Learn to Set boundaries and Goals. Free support group for caregivers and family members dealing with longterm illness. Kite flyers and kite dancers from around the country will amaze the crowd with choreographed kite routines by teams and solo performances set to music. team building. parents.org. Cost: $12-44. SLO. 1st & 3rd THU of every month 6:007:00 pm: Free Class On How To Read Music at The Piano Outlet. developing creativity. as well as medical referrals and other practical assistance. Introduction to the basic building blocks of music notation and how to read and play music with emphasis on pitch and duration.yola site. food sales. and intrepid acrobats of Circa mixing bodies.com or 544-8866. Grover Beach. Every SAT 11:00 am-4:00 pm: ADOPT-APET events at Petco in Madonna Plaza Shopping Center. 1522 W Branch St. reducing performance anxiety and building memorization skills. 625 Harbor St. and songs. $7 members. org. Cost: free. memory loss. 2nd TUE every month 7:00-9:00 pm: SLO NightWriters offers educational speakers at PG&E Education Center. Cats and kittens are spayed or neutered.org. for a relaxed hour of stories. 3rd SAT every month: Equine Assisted Learning Workshops in Los Osos. Facilitated by EAGALA certified professionals: Angela Sherman. Ph. SUN APR 28 12:00-5:00 pm: MORRO BAY AAUW GARDEN TOUR at 845 Main St. Cost: $10. Enjoy being with horses in a fun.org. AIKIDO FOR KIDS . donated by Central Coast Funds for Children.com. children and adults show off their skills. including children’s activities. so you’ll never have to worry about them getting lost. and so much more! Make sure you have registered for the WALK at 2:30 p. Contact: 8018088. Watch a free flick and discuss it with family and friends! Contact: 772-6394 or http:// morrobayfriendsoflibrary.org. Contact: 801-8088.org. Volunteer at San Luis Obispo Museum of Art! Stop by at 1010 Broad St (Mission Plaza) or email volunteer@sloma. call 461-6161. Every MON 6:30 pm: Prenatal Yoga With Mary Sage Sennewald at Sukha Wellness Center.

in Paso Robles. Every SAT 11:00 am-3:00 pm: ADOPT A PET at Petco. 671 W Tefft St.org Serving SLO County since 1976 SLO HOTLINE TMHA Suicide Prevention. Paso Robles. Rental Deposit Assistance. Prevention and Education Programs.sarpcenter. 500 Marsh St. Classes are free with Jack’s Helping Hand Scholarships. Contact: 458-7484.org. Limit: 12 participants.” Dance. and much more. Last TUE every month at 7:00 pm: Birth & Baby Resource Network sponsors free education events at EcoBambino.jackshelpinghand. 1124 Nipomo St. Every TUE 2:00-5:00 pm & FRI 4:00-7:00 pm: Jacks’ Adaptive Toy Lending Library .centralcoastastronomy. Contact: 541. Inhome appointments also available.sloalpha.org. No fees or dues! Contact: 489-5481 or dg17@juno. Central Coast Family • April 2013 • www. Support & Referrals re: Post-Partum Depression. no disrobing. enjoy pedaling with hundreds of bikers. a Senior Resource Directory for SLO or SB counties. Contact: 544-9313 to register. 420 Soares Ave.org. pacificchristian. pointers. Every TUE at 7:00 pm: Al-Anon Family Support Group at Luis OASIS Senior Center. 313 W. Health services. Follow-Up Counseling. and provide intervention. long-sleeved shirts. 2051 Theater Dr. advise and referrals for long term care options. Dogs are available through Short n’ Sweet Dog Rescue. No teaching experience or ability to speak a 2nd language required. Every MON 10:00 am-2:00 pm: Remain Independent Despite Vision Loss at Santa Maria Terrace. total cholesterol.org. non-sectarian organization providing free pregnancy support. pulse. Arroyo Grande. 1405 E. Every MON 2:00-4:00 pm & WED 3:005:00 pm: Jacks’ Adaptive Toy Lending Library . 30 min sessions. Traditional and adaptive toys for children with all types of disabilities free to check out. San Luis Obispo ALPHA (Alpha Pregnancy Counseling & Support) is a nonprofit. Contact: 345-0402. In-home appointments also available. Avila Beach.org. 2nd SAT every month: Family programs at San Luis Obispo Botanical Garden. Individual Clinical Counseling. 425 Traffic Way. such as managing the home. Contact: 547-1914 or www. 1st WED every month at 12:00 pm: Disabled American Veterans luncheon at Veterans Memorial Bldg. 21 Zaca Lane. including reproductive health. assess. and Women’s Empowerment and Self Defense Workshops. 863 Monterey St. San Luis Obispo Senior Center offers health screening. 801 Grand Ave. bingo. Every TUE 3:00-6:00 pm & FRI 3:005:30 pm: Teen Wellness Program at Arroyo Grande EOC Health Services Clinic. searchforself.org.bbrn.net. Have fun and obey all traffic laws! Contact: http:/bikehappening. Vial of Life magnetized containers with medical information. The Commission is an official advisory group to the SLO County Board of Supervisors to identify issues of concern to women that are not currently the focus of other advocacy or advisory organizations. $40. San Luis Obispo. Traditional and adaptive toys for children with all types of disabilities to check out. Contact: 541-1400 or www. and more at 1445 Santa Rosa St. Agency Referrals. or speak English with Central Coast Literacy Council. Central Coast Commission for Senior Citizens offers many free services: Senior Connection . and local resources can all be found at: www. Contact: 4812692 or 788-0827. and sturdy shoes. Licensed Psychotherapist Ben Elfant-Rea leads the group.jackshelpinghand. or sun (layers work well) in long pants. Contact: www. Contact: 545-8888 or www.ccnha.com. Classes are taught by certified yoga instructor Shoosh Crotzer. weight. this is the place! Look left of the bandstand for table sign “Senior Dancers. and help with billing / appeals. 1st WED every month at 9:00 am: Community Action Partnership Senior Health Screening at First United Methodist Church. chat and listen to good music. SLO.org. 24 Hour Crisis Line. Become a volunteer tutor for adults learning to read.hospiceslo. all abilities and special needs welcome. #100 in San Luis Obispo. Arroyo Grande. weather updates. 5 certified practitioners.elfin-forest.00 donation.com • Page 21 .sarpcenter.3367 or www. SLO County Bar Assn Family Law Section & Women’s Community Center provide one-on-one legal advice for persons filing divorces w/o an attorney. Ste 2. Infant Supplies & Equipment. Speak Up! Keep a Child Safe from Sexual Abuse ONLINE HELP CENTER Listen SARP Center Sexual Assault Recovery & Prevention Center of SLO Co 24 hour crisis line: 545-8888 email: contact@sarpcenter. Contact: 903-2604 or www. Cost-Free! Contact: 547-1914 or www. Medical Care & Insurance. cclcread@mypowerpipe. Santa Maria. Orcutt. ages 10-18.org.Jack’s Helping Hand at Central Coast Gymnastics. Dress for wind. $10. Free and lowcost services for people 50 and older including blood pressure. Support Groups. San Luis Obispo. and Atascadero.5citiesswimschool. Contact: 937-9750. Contact: 489-4026.slobg. #125. Mental Health and Emotional Support Free & Confidential 24 Hours of Every Day 3rd WED every month at 7:00 pm: How to Survive Divorce seminar at the San Luis Obispo Women’s Community Center. Event details and schedules. Childcare provided. Cost-Free! Contact: 547-1914 or www. 500 Marsh St. In-home appointments also available.com. 1st SAT every month 9:00 am-12:00 pm: Elfin Forest Work Parties. Rm 14. Offered by Hospice of SLO Co. Contact: 541-4219 or www.00 donation requested for handout materials and book. Contact: 235-6283. Contact: 925-0951 x 837. newborn assistance & education in SLO. Contact: 544-9313. Nipomo. 275 N. Contact: 7883406. Contact: 9259554 or www. traveling. diabetes and fecal blood. Pismo Beach. Main St. If you are a senior (single or attached) and like ballroom dancing. Literacy Council for San Luis Obispo County has an ongoing and urgent need for volunteer tutors and offers free training in SLO. Workshops.org. bridge.Alzheimer’s. jackshelpinghand. fog.org. 1st THU every month at 6:15 pm: Commission on the Status of Women meets at Coast National Bank. Options Counseling. Contact: 781-7306. 2nd & 4th MON every month at 6:30 pm: MOPS (Mothers of Preschoolers) meet at Pacific Christian Church. Appt preferred. Different costume and decoration themes every month.jackshelpinghand. Cats are available for adoption through NCHS. and referrals. Arrive 10 min early for 1st meeting. HICAP (Health Insurance Counseling and Advocacy Program) one on one assistance for Medicare beneficiaries. New ways of doing daily tasks are taught by the Braille Institute. Find the Adventures With Nature & Mind Walk schedule from Morro Bay Museum of Natural History at: www. Every FRI at 7:00 pm: Senior Ballroom Dancing at Madonna Inn. San Luis Obispo. Pregnancy Testing. 990 James Way. 1st MON every month at 6:00 pm: Free Infant-Child CPR Class at 5 Cities Swim School. meals. Contact: 462-1225. Halcyon Rd.centralcoastseniors. Advocacy and Accompaniment. Arroyo Grande.org 800 549-4499 www.html. Contact: 528-0392 or www. exercise. and use of talking library books. and a Speaker’s Bureau. Contact: 466-5403. Suite 260 in SLO. 6615 Bay Laurel Place. Tutor training at Santa Maria Library on SAT FEB 25 & SAT MAR 3. 3435 Santa Maria Way.Jack’s Helping Hand at Pat’s Place in Nipomo Recreation Community Rm. Sexual Assault Recovery and Prevention (SARP) Center of San Luis Obispo County offers: Weekly Drop-In Support Group for Sexual Assault Survivors. or just watch.connecting callers with local resources. Contact: 547-1914 or www.sloliteracy. Practical tips.com. 4th TUE every month at 5:30 pm: Legal Clinic for Self-Represented Litigants at the San Luis Obispo County Courthouse Law Library.org/ naturewalks. 1050 Monterey St in SLO. Meet at the north end of 15th St in Los Osos. Every MON 4:00-5:00 pm: Jack’s Yoga for Teens in San Luis Obispo Veterans Building. Divorce Support Group meets weekly at 1540 Marsh St. 1st THU every month 9:30-10:30 pm: Bike Happening at Mission San Luis Obispo de Tolosa! After Farmers Market. Contact: 481-6399 or www. org. Peer Counseling. Contact: 934-3491 or www.centralcoastfamily. Santa Maria. Every WED 5:30-7:00 pm: Widowed Support Group at New Life Church. and suggestions for handling family law issues.com or stop by the office at Santa Maria Library. 623 13th St. The Commission is an official advisory group to the SLO County Board of Supervisors to identify issues of concern to women that are not the focus of other advocacy or advisory organizations. 2nd SUN every month 1:00-3:00 pm: Free Reiki energy balancing and relaxation at Sukha Wellness Center. 1152 E Grand Ave. #D in SLO. Contact: Aurora Lipper at aurora@ centralcoastastronomy.org. nutritional counseling. Toys for children with all types of disabilities to check out. and a document preparer to assist in completing court-required forms. Maternity & Baby Clothes. in a safe environment with staff trained to screen. org or 546-3755. Contact: 788-3406.org. Contact: 544-2266 or www. Every THU 11:00 am-2:00 pm & SUN 1:004:00 pm: Katie’s Korner Adaptive Toy Lending Library (Jack’s Helping Hand) is at Paso Robles Children’s Museum. 1st THU every month at 6:15 pm: Commission on the Status of Women meets at Coast National Bank. Central Coast Astronomical Society plans a Dark Sky Star Party every month at Santa Margarita Lake KOA Campground at sunset. CCAS also sponsors special guest speakers and programs periodically. screening for anemia. Min. write.org. nonpolitical. Tunnell St. legal services.

Alternatives to having your dog exposed in the bed of the truck vary.com • Page 22 . I want to get in front of such a truck as soon as possible. going at least 55 mph. Aside from the dog jumping out and getting dragged behind the vehicle. 5-year-old Tan Male Chihuahua / Dachshund Mix Neutered. How many times have we all driven behind a pickup on the highway. We often forget that dogs’ animal instincts are extremely powerful. don’t hesitate to mention the safety concerns to dog owners who are doing the wrong thing. and she mentors students from the Animal Behavior College in Northridge who are studying to become dog trainers. Loving. or is protected by a secured container or cage. and some states. the vehicle has Central Coast Family • April 2013 • www. As a vet technician. as shown in the California vehicle code. (3) The transportation of a dog for purposes associated with ranching or farming. There is no way to guarantee that a dog is going to stay in the back of a truck. Lisa launched Good Dogma Obedience Training in 1996. and anxiously imagined what could happen if the driver had to make a sharp turn. How many times have we seen an unsecured dog lying on a high bench in the back of a truck. falling. In any event. if the tether is not made of metal. both at home and on the road. or unexpected bump in the road. it can be chewed through. California requires dogs in the open back of an average pickup to be either in a cage or cross-tied to the truck. and even death. Vaccinated. harnesses.” Lives are jeopardized every time someone transports a dog on a roadway in the back of a truck without appropriate restraints. Don’t ever apologize for trying to help an animal that cannot speak for itself. because I don’t want to be the one that runs over the dog when it falls out. Leash & House Trained Playful. (2) The transportation of a dog whose owner either owns or is employed by a ranching or farming operation who is traveling on a road in a rural area or who is traveling to and from a livestock auction. Good w/Older Kids. a dog on a shorter tether can hang itself over the side of the truck. Even then. or the animal is cross tethered to the vehicle. or seat belts to secure the dog in the cab are all good options. Remo. Independent PACO (805) 543-9316 San Luis Obispo 875 Oklahoma Ave We’ve all seen dogs riding in the back of pickup trucks as the trucks fly down the highway. Microchipped. but by living in the fast lane. Dogs & Cats. abrupt stop. bringing shelter dogs to the inmates of Juvenile Services. Dogs are rarely capable of staying in a truck or anywhere else when they notice a prey animal and their instinct says “get it. Letting a dog ride unsecured in the back of a pickup truck is not only unsafe and potentially deadly for dogs. There may also be additional city ordinances where you live. This can result in broken bones. and a dog can be catapulted into traffic. Responsible pet owners have a moral and legal duty to ensure the health and safety of their animals. There’s no reliable way to estimate how much damage and how many serious accidents such incidents cause. Eye injuries are common. unless the dog’s tether is so short that the dog can only lie down or sit.Pet Tips PET OF THE MONTH Available for Immediate Adoption! Pickup Truck Dogs by Lisa Ellman installed means of preventing the animal from being discharged. in a manner which will prevent the animal from being thrown. because I have to slam on my brakes or swerve to avoid hitting it. One quick turn.centralcoastfamily. Crates. now regulate how dogs can be carried in pickup beds. She was a founding member of Heeling Touch Dog Training in San Luis Obispo. but there’s an even greater danger: approximately 100. Lisa lives in Los Osos with her husband and four-legged children: Jake. Nor do I want to cause a major accident. Lisa Ellman has been training dogs since the age of 11. inches from going over the edge? Not to mention getting whatever is in the air and on the asphalt blown in its face – another health risk! The dog may seem to be having fun. bruises and road rash. it can be illegal. Here is the law: CALIFORNIA VEHICLE CODE SECTION 23117 (a) No person driving a motor vehicle shall transport any animal in the back of the vehicle in a space intended for any load on the vehicle on a highway unless the space is enclosed or has side and tail racks to a height of at least 46 inches extending vertically from the floor. and Chagall. Or simply attach a short chain to the bed and make sure the dog is secured. Many local and state governments. when she took first place in a group class with her Doberman Sidney. it risks injury from flying objects. Violators can be fined $50 to $100 for a first offense and up to $250 for a third offense. I unfortunately saw the results of this situation firsthand. (b) This section does not apply to any of the following: (1) The transportation of livestock. and seen a dog standing on the tire well.000 dogs a year nationwide are killed because they jump or are thrown from a pickup. or jumping from the vehicle.

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