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Central Coast

June 2014
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Getting Out ............................. 2
Library Voice ......................... 4
Fun & Games ........................ 8
Money ......................................... 10
Local History ....................... 12
Child Development ......... 14
Calendar .................................. 17
Family Events ..................... 18
July 4th Displays ............. 19
Education ............................... 22
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Fathering / Summer Library Programs / J. R. Browne / Night Terrors / Renaissance Fest Pg 2
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GRAPHIC DESIGN
Out of the Blue
CCF
Getting Out
Cover Photo:
Central Coast Renaisance Festival
San Luis Obispo 2013
On July 19 and 20, Central Coast
residents and visitors are in for a
rare treat when Laguna Lake Park
in San Luis Obispo is transformed
into a vibrant English village
overflowing with excitement at a
visit from Queen Elizabeth during
a summer market faire.
It’s the 30th Annual Central Coast
Renaissance Festival, turning the
calendar back to the year 1585.
Entertainment director Rick Smith
says, “Banners will fly and music
play as the “villagers” welcome
guests to this colorful festival.”
Over 500 elaborately costumed
participants come to San Luis
Obispo from all over California to
bring the village to life.
This is a unique family event
offering something for all
ages. Smith says, “We have
several exciting new acts
this year, including a falconry
show; a comedic stunt show
involving juggling, fire eating
and spectacular acrobatics; a
collection of Shakespearean
vignettes filled with bawdy
humor, physical comedy and
outrageous swordplay; comedy,
music and dance shows. And of
course, the highlight of each day
is the full combat joust, held twice
daily.”
In addition to the shows, guests
enjoy shopping from vendors
offering everything from hand
thrown ceramics to full costumes,
jewelry, leather goods, art and
more. Vendors are part of the
show too. They are often in
costume and will address guests
with ‘Good Day, My Lord or Lady.’
Period food is available, such as
meat pies, Cornish pasties, turkey
legs, good ale, wine and beer.
There is something for all ages.
Youngsters will enjoy face
painting, pony rides and games
just for them. They can have fun
learning the art of stage fighting
with foam swords and try their
hand at archery or fencing. They’ll
love the shaved ice, funnel and
ice cream treats. There’s a new
children’s costume contest where
everyone gets something and the
winners in each age and costume
category take away prizes.
Festivities start each day at 10:00
am with a greeting by the Lord
Mayor, followed by a showy
opening parade. The day ends
at 6:00 pm on Saturday, and at
5:00 pm on Sunday with a closing
parade.
Tickets are $17 for adults, $10
for seniors and children under
15. Under age 6 are free. Tickets
can be bought in advance either
online at CCRenFaire.com or at
the San Luis Obispo Chamber of
Commerce. Costumes are always
welcome, but are not required.
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updates, visit CCRenFaire.com.
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Child Development
Even from birth, children who
have an involved father are
more likely to be emotionally
secure, be confident to explore
their surroundings, and, as they
grow older, have better social
connections with peers. These
children also are less likely to get
in trouble at home, school, or in
the neighborhood.
Infants who receive high levels of
affection from their fathers (e.g.,
babies whose fathers respond
quickly to their cries and who
play together) are more securely
attached; that is, they can explore
their environment comfortably
when a parent is nearby and can
readily accept comfort from their
parent after a brief separation.
A number of studies suggest
they also are more sociable and
popular with other children
throughout early childhood.
The way fathers play with their
children also has an important
impact on a child’s emotional
and social development. Fathers
spend a much higher percentage
of their one-on-one interaction
with infants and preschoolers
in stimulating, playful activity
than do mothers. From these
interactions, children learn
how to regulate their feelings
and behavior. Rough-housing
with dad, for example, can
teach children how to deal with
aggressive impulses and physical
contact without losing control of
their emotions.
Generally speaking, fathers tend
to promote independence and an
orientation to the outside world.
Fathers often push achievement
while mothers stress nurturing,
both of which are important
to healthy development. As a
result, children who grow up
with involved fathers are more
comfortable exploring the world
around them and more likely to
exhibit self-control and pro-social
behavior.
One study of school-aged children
found that children with good
relationships with their fathers
were less likely to experience
depression, to exhibit disruptive
behavior, or to lie and were
more likely to exhibit pro-social
behavior. This same study found
that boys with involved fathers
had fewer school behavior
problems and that girls had
stronger self-esteem.
In addition, numerous studies
have found that children who
live with their fathers are more
likely to have good physical and
emotional health, to achieve
academically, and to avoid
drugs, violence, and delinquent
behavior. In short, fathers have
a powerful and positive impact
upon the development and health
of children.
One of the most important
influences a father can have
on his child is indirect—fathers
influence their children in large
part through the quality of their
relationship with the mother of
their children. A father who has a
good relationship with the mother
of their children is more likely to
be involved and to spend time
with their children and to have
children who are psychologically
and emotionally healthier.
Similarly, a mother who feels
affi rmed by her children’s father
and who enjoys the benefits of a
happy relationship is more likely
to be a better mother. Indeed,
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the quality of the relationship
affects the parenting behavior
of both parents. They are more
responsive, affectionate, and
confident with their infants;
more self-controlled in dealing
with defiant toddlers; and better
confidants for teenagers seeking
advice and emotional support.
M. E. Lamb (Ed.), The role of fathers in child
development (3rd ed., pp. 49-65, 318-325).
New York, NY: John Wiley & Sons; Lamb, M. E.
(1997).
Gable, S., Crnic, K., & Belsky, J. (1994).
Coparenting within the family system:
Influences on children’s development. Family
Relations, 43(4), 380-386.
Excerpted with permission: www.
childwelfare.gov.
Importance of Fathers
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Library Voice
Saturday, June 14th marks the
start of this year’s Summer
Reading Program at your local
San Luis Obispo County Library.
It marks my 36th SRP with SLO
County, and things have come a
LONG way since I started! Children
and teens are all welcome to sign
up to earn fabulous rewards for
reading library books.
Studies show that kids who
continue to read throughout
their summer breaks retain skills
learned in the classroom far
better than those who don’t.
Maintaining the habit of weekly
visits to the library can also keep
them in the loop with friends and
other families, as they all gravitate
to the heart of their communities!
There may be some exciting
changes in library hours starting
this summer that would make
it easier for the whole family to
come in together more often.
Fizz Boom Read @ Your Library
is the theme for children from
toddlers up to fifth grade, and
even babies can “earn” a board
book again this summer. Children
who are lap readers, having books
read to them, and beginning
readers will read 20 books to
complete their book logs. Teens
and children who are chapter
book readers will finish with 10
books. The rewards are fabulous!
Not only do readers have the
pleasure of wonderful books,
they will receive a beautiful
canvas book bag from Cloud Star
featuring the art work of kids
who won the art competition last
summer, a book of their own, and
coupons from local businesses
that love to support children’s
literacy! We are so thankful to all
the Friends of the Library groups
and the Foundation for SLO Public
Libraries for underwriting our live
programs and the great books!
Teens who read and Spark a
Reaction will have the added
incentive of entering a raffl e
for an iPod Touch and other fun
prizes! Keep checking slolibrary.
org throughout the year for
updates on all things wonderful
at the library. Our website is
also where you can search the
collection, put holds on items, and
even renew materials from home.
This year, we will again have
printable Reading Logs online
as well as in libraries, just bring
your completed log to your local
branch library for rewards. Don’t
forget to follow us on Facebook:
San Luis Obispo County Library
and keep up on posts about new
books, movies and programs
countywide.
Some libraries will continue their
regular Preschool and Toddler
StoryTimes throughout summer,
and offer teen and tween crafts
(these require pre-registration
due to limited space and hands on
opportunities, so be sure to call
your local library). The blackgold.
org website will link you up to all
the programming in Paso Robles,
Santa Maria, Lompoc, and Santa
Barbara County, so you truly have
the entire area at your fingertips!
But wait; that’s not all! We host
amazing free live performances
with a fun and educational slant
throughout the Central Coast
geared toward children ages 4
and up. We bring in programs
from throughout the state and
spotlight local performers for
your summertime enjoyment.
Summer Programs
Melinda Alvarado: SLO County’s
“Bat Lady” will share extensive
knowledge of local bats in a fun
program that includes live bats!
Los Osos: THU JUL 10 at 11:00
Arroyo Grande: THU JUL 17 at 2:00
Nipomo: THU JUL 24 at 2:00
Oceano: THU JUL 31 at 3:00
John Beccia: This retired Paso
Robles Kindergarten teacher
draws kids into his circle of
wonder with lively music, a voice
sweet and scratchy as a cat’s
tongue, movement, and stories.
Shandon: THU JUN 26 at 2:00
Blues For Kids: Valerie Johnson &
Al B. Blue. The whole family will
enjoy these fine musicians as they
perform blues and gospel music
from past to present.
Simmler: WED JUN 25 at 1:00
Los Osos: THU JUL 31 at 11:00
Destiny Carter: Cambria’s resident
artist presents programs at the
new Cambria Library!
PRE-SCHOOL PROGRAMS (Age 3-6)
Exploring Colors: 6/14 at 9:30 -
Limit 10. Discover how mixing
colors together changes them
by creating your own abstract
watercolor artwork. Program
includes a related story time.
Fun with Sun Catchers: 7/12 at
9:30 - Limit 10. Create sun catchers
from natural objects. Program
includes a related story time.
SCHOOL AGE PROGRAMS (Age 7-12)
DIY Kaleidoscopes: 6/21 at 9:30 -
Limit 10. Learn the science behind
how kaleidoscopes work. Use
household objects to craft your
very own kaleidoscope.
Science Happens @ your
Library: 7/12 at 9:30 - Limit 10.
We will demonstrate an array of
interactive science projects. Some
have fun results you can play with.
Join us and find out what they are!
TWEEN PROGRAM (Age 10-14)
Can Snails Make Choices? 8/9 at
9:30 - Limit 15. Marine Biologist
John Menke from Coastal
Discover Center explains how
scientists learn about the
machinery of nature through
the “scientific method.”
TEEN PROGRAMS (Age 13-17)
Sharpie Tie-Dye: 6/28 at 9:30
- Limit 10. Color. Drip. Repeat.
Test this simple, easy way to tie
dye fabric. White t-shirts will be
provided.
Science Happens @ your
Library: 7/26 at 9:30 - Limit 10.
We will demonstrate an array of
interactive science projects. Some
have fun results you can play with.
Join us and find out what they are!
ALL AGES PROGRAMS
Chickens in Your Future with
Christine Heinrichs: 9/2 at 9:30
Why did the chicken cross the
road? To come to the library
and talk about chickens! Meet
Christine’s critters, hear stories,
and share your own chicken tales.
Irene Flores: Manga Drawing
Workshop! Tweens and teens can
start new or hone their skills with
this famous Tokyo Pops Manga
illustrator. Grades 6-12, pre-
register.
San Luis Obispo: SAT JUN 21 at 2:00
Morro Bay @ Teen Center: FRI
JUL 18 at 2:00
Atascadero: SAT AUG 2 at 10:30
4-H: Have fun with “fizz”
action minus the “boom” with
cool experiments combining
substances to observe chemical
reactions! Grades 6-12, pre-
register for a spot!
Shell Beach: JUN 10 at 1:00
San Luis Obispo: SAT JUN 28 at 2:00
Nipomo: SAT JUL 12 at 2:00
Oceano: FRI JUL 25 at 3:00
Los Osos: TUE JUL 29 at 10:00
Cayucos: TUE JUL 29 at 2:00
Creston: TUE JUL 29 at 2:30
Arroyo Grande: WED JUL 30 at 2:00
Shandon: THU JUL 31 at 1:00
Morro Bay: THU JUL 31 at 2:00
Santa Margarita: THU AUG 7 at 3:00
by Kristen Barnhart
Summer Reading
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Fused Glass: Artist Sheri Klein will
bring supplies to help Teens and
Tweens (age 11-17) create works
of art with glass. Pre-register.
Projects will be kiln fred and
returned the next week.
Los Osos: WED JUL 9 at 5:00
Karen Garman: Miss Karen will
weave props, costumes, games,
and kids into a lively program of
drama, dance and storytelling.
Every show is unique.
Atascadero: THU JUN 26 at 11:00
Shandon: THU JUL 10 at 2:00
Los Osos: THU JUL 17 at 11:00
Dean Giles: Join in and drum with
a pro in this hands-on journey of
the rhythms of life!
San Miguel: THU JUN 19 at 3:00
Morro Bay: THU JUN 26 at 11:00
Oceano: THU JUN 26 at 3:00
Victoria Goring: This highly
engaging Story Theater teaches
concrete skills for Story Creation,
and actively inspires literacy and
fun through full participation.
Atascadero: THU JUL 31 at 11:00
San Luis Obispo: THU JUL 31 at 2:00
Melissa Green: This professional
entertainer is traveling up from
LA flled with songs to engage
children. Be sure to check out her
CDs @ your library!
San Luis Obispo: WED JUL 16 at 10:30
Arroyo Grande: WED JUL 16 at 2:00
Atascadero: THU JUL 17 at 11:00
Gerald Joseph: If you love tricks
and illusions and love to laugh,
don’t miss this magician. Bring
the family and be ready to be
astonished and amazed!
Creston: TUE JUL 22 at 2:30
San Luis Obispo: WED JUL 23 at 10:30
Atascadero: THU JUL 24 at 11:00
Morro Bay: THU JUL 24 at 2:00
Tom Knight: He will present a
vibrant show of original songs
(available on CD at your library)
and skits with his handmade
puppets and props.
Cayucos: TUE JUN 17 at 2:00
Creston: TUE JUN 17 at 5:00
San Luis Obispo: WED JUN 18 at 10:30
Arroyo Grande: WED JUN 18 at 2:00
Atascadero: THU JUN 19 at 11:00
Morro Bay: FRI JUN 20 at 2:00
Debra Lay: Henna! Tweens and
teens are invited to experience
the ancient Indian art of skin
staining temporary tattoos. Pre-
registration required.
Atascadero: SAT JUN 21 at 10:30
San Luis Obispo: SAT JUL 19 at 11:00
Library Fairy: Oh my, what a
surprise! Library Fairy will enchant
and delight with her stories,
songs, and magical ways.
San Luis Obispo: WED JUL 9 at 10:30
Atascadero: THU JUL 10 at 11:00
Nipomo: THU JUL 10 at 2:00
Shawn McMaster: Enjoy his
unique blend of comedy and magic
in a high-energy performance!
Cayucos: TUE JUN 24 at 2:00
Arroyo Grande: WED JUN 25 at 2:00
Nipomo: THU JUN 26 at 2:00
Cara O’Brien: Sea Bird Olympics
Join in a whole lot of interactive
activities in this fun workshop.
San Miguel: THU JUL 10 at 3:00
Oceano: THU JUL 17 at 3:00
Los Osos: THU JUL 24 at 11:00
Rancho el Chorro Naturalist Karen
Poland: She will bring animals,
such as a rabbit, snake, and owl
to teach kids how they depend on
each other in a food chain.
Oceano: FRI JUN 20 at 3:00
Santa Margarita: THU JUN 26 at 3:00
Arroyo Grande: WED JUL 9 at 2:00
Cayucos: TUE JUL 15 at 2:00
Shandon: THU JUL 24 at 2:00
Nina Ryne: This singer/storyteller
will delight and give you a chance
to play along!
Morro Bay: THU JUL 17 at 2:00
Taiko Drumming: Buddhist
musical group Ichimi Daiko
presents the ancient art of
Japanese drumming.
Nipomo: THU JUN 19 at 2:00
San Luis Obispo: WED JUN 25 at 10:30
Morro Bay: THU JUL 10 at 2:00
Bob & Judy Thomas: Turtle &
Tortoise Rescue at Triple T Ranch
Learn about protection of turtles
and tortoises through capture,
breeding, proper care, adoption,
and more.
Nipomo: THU JUL 17 at 2:00
Ivan Ulz: From old time favorites
to his own modern classic “Fire
Truck,” there’s no better way to
start summer than with Ivan!
Los Osos: SAT JUN 14 at 9:00
John Weaver: This Bay Area
storyteller will keep kids laughing
until the end!
Los Osos: THU JUN 26 at 11:00
Jessica Wilson: Another great
tween & teen craft program!
Create Paper Lanterns and
Beaded Wire Sculptures. Be sure
to pre-register.
Atascadero: SAT JUL 19 at 10:30
Wolf Rescue: Learn about Paso
Robles Wolf Rescue and Education
program with a visit from a live
wolf and handler.
Arroyo Grande: WED JUL 23 at 2:00
Santa Margarita: THU AUG 14 at 3:00
Aleksandra Wydzga: Learn about
dinosaurs and other prehistoric
animals of San Luis Obispo
County. See and touch real fossils
and replicas.
Los Osos: THU JUN 19 at 11:00
San Miguel: THU JUN 26 at 3:00
Oceano: THU JUL 10 at 3:00
We can’t wait to see all of you
throughout the summer! Visit
one of our tiny twig libraries and
explore new areas like Simmler.
Tour a mission in Santa Barbara,
San Luis Obispo, San Miguel, or La
Purisima in Lompoc, or combine a
walk on Moonstone Beach with a
visit to Cambria Library.
Enjoy a Central Coast family
Staycation @ Your Library!
Kristen Barnhart has been telling stories,
recommending books, and stamping little
hands for over 34 years throughout SLO
County. She is currently a Youth Services
Librarian at the San Luis Obispo Library.
Kristen can be reached at (805) 781-5775 or
kbarnhart@slolibrary.org.
Libraries will get you through
times with no money, better than
money will get you through times
with no Libraries ”
Library Voice
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Fun & Games
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Fill empty cells with numbers between 1 and 9 (1 number per cell).
A number should appear only once in each row, column, and region.
Son: For $20, I’ll be good.
Dad: When I was your age, I was good for nothing.
Dad: You’ll never amount to anything if you procrastinate.
Daughter: Oh yeah? Just you wait!
How many tickles does it take to make a squid laugh? Ten-tickles!
J ack’s J okes
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Joe Callero’s
Basketball Camp
Coached by Cal Poly’s Head Men’s
Coach Joe Callero, his staff, and players
Summer Fun Learning New Skills!
www.JoeCalleroBasketball.com (805) 202-8007
June 16-19, 2014 (M-TH)
Nipomo High School Gym
Half-Day
9am-12noon $125
Early Registration
by June 1: $110
Full-Day
9am-3pm $210
Early Registration
by June 1: $195
Boys & Girls
entering grades 2-7
Grouped by age & skill level
Children’s Activities
SUMMER CALENDAR
Contact Pastor Jenene
June 23-27 9 am-12 noon
Archery Camp Grades 1-5
at the church Registration $5
July 7-11 Monday-Friday (overnight)
Emmanuel Heights in Creston, CA
Grades 3-6 Cost $225
July 21-25 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Vacation Bible School Age 4 - Grade 5
at the church no cost
August 4-8 9 am-3 pm Camp H2O Day Camp
Mustang Water Slides $15
Fishing Trip $10
Learn to Surf - Morro Bay $5
Boat Ride to the “spit” Morro Bay, $5
Ravine Water Park $20
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Services include: Comprehensive assessments, occupational therapy, social
skills playgroups, home based intervention, individual therapy, intensive sensory
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Summer is almost here which
means it’s offi cially vacation
season. You may be looking
forward to “getting away from it
all,” but, as you know, vacations
actually require a fair amount of
planning. And it might surprise
you to learn that some of the
efforts required for successful
vacations can impart valuable
lessons in other areas of your life,
such as investing.
Here are some vacation-related
moves that you may want to
transfer to the investment and
financial arenas:
Secure your home. If you’re going
on vacation for a week or so, you
may need to take some steps to
safeguard your home: stopping
your mail and newspaper,
putting on a timer to turn on
lights, alerting your neighbors
that you’ll be out of town, and
so on. But while it’s important to
secure your home today, you will
also want to ensure that it will
be there for your family in the
future, should anything happen
to you. That’s why you’ll want
to maintain adequate life and
disability insurance.
Know your route. If you
are driving to your vacation
destination, you will want to plan
your route beforehand, so that
you can avoid time-consuming
delays and detours. To reach
your financial goals, such as a
comfortable retirement, you will
also want to chart your course
— by creating an investment
strategy designed to help you
work toward goals based on
your specific risk tolerance,
investment preferences, and
time horizon.
Keep enough gas in the tank.
As you set out on a road trip,
you need a full tank of gas in
your car, and you’ll have to keep
refueling along the way. To “go
the distance” in pursuing your
financial goals, you will need
suffi cient “fuel” in the form of
investments with reasonable
growth potential. Without a
reasonable amount of growth-
oriented vehicles in your
portfolio, you could lose ground
to inflation and potentially fall
short of your objectives. Over
time, you may need to “refuel”
by reviewing your portfolio and
rebalancing if necessary.
Protect yourself from getting
burned. If your vacation plans
include a stay at the beach, you’ll
need to protect yourself and
your family from the hot sun —
so make sure you’re all using
sunscreen. When you invest,
you can also get “burned” if you
are not careful, especially if you
are inclined to chase after “hot”
investments. By the time you hear
about these so-called sizzlers,
they may already be cooling off.
Even more importantly, they just
might not be appropriate for your
goals and risk tolerance. Instead
of becoming a “heat-seeking”
investor, focus your efforts on
building a diversified array of
quality investments appropriate
for your needs. If you only own
one type of financial asset, and
a downturn hits that asset class,
your portfolio could take a big
hit. By diversifying your holdings,
you can help reduce the effects
of volatility. Keep in mind,
though, that diversification, by
itself, can’t guarantee profits or
protect against loss.
As we’ve seen, some of the same
principles that apply to creating a
vacation may also be applicable
to your investing habits. Put
these principles to work to enjoy
a pleasant vacation — and a
potentially rewarding investment
experience.
Molly Peoples is a financial advisor at Edward
Jones in San Luis Obispo. She can be reached
at (805) 784-9013. © 2013 Edward Jones. All
rights reserved. Member SIPC.
Money
What can Vacations
Teach You about Investing?
by Molly Peoples
Central Coast Family • June 2014 • www.centralcoastfamily.com • Page 11
Central Coast Family • June 2014 • www.centralcoastfamily.com • Page 12
Are you prepared to read a story
about murder, robbery, betrayal,
a beautiful/evil woman, and life
in San Luis Obispo in 1849? There
was once a man named John
Ross Browne who worked for the
United States government. In
1849, he was assigned to conduct
some business in San Luis Obispo
and left his home in San Francisco
to begin an incredible journey.
Mr. Browne was an Irishman born
in 1821, which made him about
28 years old when he set off for
his adventure in 1849. He was
hired as an agent in the Revenue
Service on the Pacific Coast.
Upon his arrival in California from
Kentucky, Browne found out that
his specific job was Inspector
of the Postal Service. He was
told to establish a string of post
offi ces on the inland route from
San Francisco to San Luis Obispo.
Browne wrote a book about his
trip titled A Dangerous Journey.
It is a great history of San Luis
Obispo County, which was at one
time one of the most dangerous
places in the west.
Let’s get to the murder and
romance part of the story. In 1849,
the area between San Francisco
and San Luis Obispo still had some
remains of the old Mission system,
which had become hideouts for
roving bands of Sonorans and
lawless native Californians. It
was well known at the time that
several people that had started
from San Francisco to purchase
cattle from cities to the south
were never heard from again
after they left San Francisco. It
was documented in newspapers
that several men were found
murdered and mutilated along
the road between the two cities.
Browne began his journey on a
mule that he had purchased for
the long ride to San Luis Obispo.
He would stay in any available
room that he could find and if he
could not find a room to rent for
the night, he would sleep under
the stars on a blanket. On his
fourth night, Browne found a
room at the United States Hotel
near the ruins of Mission San
Juan Bautista. The owner was a
slender woman who seemed to
always have an unpleasant look
on her face, and he also noticed
that her teeth were unusually
pointed. At dinner that evening,
a hotel worker told Browne
that the woman was a member
of the Donner Party that had
survived a deadly winter storm
while crossing Donner Pass. This
woman had survived by the most
gruesome method. For weeks
after, the woman’s face would
haunt Browne in his dreams.
Mr. Browne journey then took
him to Mission Soledad, where he
found that the land and weather
was almost unbearably harsh
for any common person. After
spending the evening, he awoke
the next morning and started on
his way. Several hours into the
trip, he found himself very close
to a large band of Spanish cattle
roaming wild. A fierce looking
bull was leading the herd and it
was well known that these cattle
would attack a person on foot or
on horse. Suddenly, Browne’s
mule appeared to become lame
and started limping. Browne
jumped off to inspect the possible
injury. As soon as he jumped off
his mule, the huge bull started
charging toward Browne with
the band of cows stampeding
behind their leader. Browne
stared running to a nearby tree to
climb out of harm’s way. Just as
he climbed about six feet up the
tree, the wild cattle surrounded
the tree and started pawing at
the ground in a rage. Browne
realized that he was in for a long
stay in that tree.
As night began to fall, Brown
noticed that a young bull was
making his way through the
bushes to a water hole. Suddenly,
the bull was attacked by a grizzly
bear that had been sleeping in the
brush. After a few minutes, the
bull broke away from the bushes
with blood covering its face and
large chunks of flesh ripped from
its body. The bull stood there
staring at the bushes, when the
huge bear rushed out to resume
the attack. Browne was stunned
by what he was witnessing.
The details in the book are too
graphic to retell, but both animals
ultimately died and the cattle that
chased Brown up the tree ran to
the open plains of the valley.
The danger was certainly not
over for Browne on this particular
evening. After climbing down
from the tree with no mule in
sight, he set out on foot and
stumbled on to a camp. Browne
knew that the odds of the camp
being occupied by bad guys were
very high. But with no money,
blankets, or gun (all on the mule),
he felt that he must take a chance.
It was evening as he approached
the camp with utmost caution.
Suddenly Browne heard, “Who’s
that? Answer quick, or you’re a
dead man!” Brown answered,
“An American---a friend. Don’t
shoot! It’s all right!”
Three men were at the camp,
and all of them appeared to be
dangerous: Jack, Griff, and their
leader The Colonel (who looked
like the most deadly one of all).
Browne sat at the campfire with
them. The conversation turned
to murders and how dangerous
this area was for a lone traveler.
Browne knew that he must try
to leave as soon as possible, or
his death would be certain. The
Colonel gave Griff an order, then
he started to leave the camp. As
he passed Browne, he whispered,
“Stay where you are. Don’t
attempt to escape yet. Depend
upon me—I’ll stand by you!”
Look for more of my two or three-
part story about the adventures
of J. R. Browne in the July issue.
Does a clif anger drive you crazy?
Don’t fret, loyal readers. I promise
to tell you if our hero survives this
bloodthirsty trio.
Guy Crabb teaches at Charles E. Teach
Elementary School in San Luis Obispo. He
graduated from Cal Poly SLO and has been
teaching for 28 years. Guy was a Teacher of
the Year in 2006 and currently teaches at a
National Blue Ribbon School. Reach him at
crabbx5@charter.net.
Local History
by Guy Crabb
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It is quiet in your house and you
are getting ready to fall asleep
when all of a sudden, your little
one screams. You jump out of
bed, race to her room to find her
thrashing in the crib. You reach
to comfort her, but she wants
nothing to do with it. After a few
minutes, she stops and returns to
sleep. Your heart is racing, and
you know that sleep will elude you
a while longer. The next day, you
mention this episode to friends
and they say it sounds like a sleep
terror. What is a sleep terror and
why does it happen?
There is a difference between
“night terrors” and “confusional
events.” True night terrors don’t
usually happen in children under 4
years old. Many younger children
have episodes that mimic night
terrors, but are referred to as
confusional events. Both events
are not to be confused with
dreams. Nightmares and dreams
occur during REM sleep, when the
body is in a paralyzed state.
Night terrors and confusional
events usually occur a couple
hours after falling asleep, when
children are coming out of a
sleep deep stage. When children
fall asleep, they descend fairly
quickly into stage IV Non-REM (the
deepest stage of sleep). You have
probably noticed this if you have
taken a sleeping child out of a car
and transferred her to bed without
waking her up. People in this sleep
stage have slow, steady breathing,
may sweat, and are very hard to
wake. After about 60-90 minutes,
children transition into a lighter
stage and may even wake up for a
minute. Then they will once more
descend into stage IV sleep.
Confusional events usually occur
when a child is coming out of one of
these deep stages of sleep. During
transitional periods, the “drive to
wake” and “drive to sleep” meets
head on. Usually, children can
make these transitions smoothly.
They may moan, roll over, grab
their blanket, etc. But sometimes
when these two drives meet, they
collide and create a sleep terror
or confusional event. The body
is basically stuck for a short time,
exhibiting characteristics of both
sleeping and waking.
There are varying degrees of
confusional events, and only the
most severe are labeled as true
night terrors. Some confusional
events may even go unnoticed.
Your child may roll around a bit,
moan, sit up, look around, sleep
talk, or calmly sleep walk. Events
can also be more obvious, with
screaming or crying out, thrashing,
agitated sleep walking, or kicking.
True night terrors can include
screaming with a look of terror
on the face, and running around
with thrashing, which may lead to
children hurting themselves.
One good thing about sleep terrors
and confusional events is that
children won’t remember them.
After a confusional event, your
child will either wake himself or
return to sleep. Either way, he will
not be aware of what happened.
So what causes these events, and
what can we do to help eliminate
them? The body experiences
night terrors or confusional events
when it can’t make the transition
from one sleep stage to another
in a smooth fashion. This can be
caused by many things
1. Being overtired! This is most
likely the case for children who
have them periodically. Getting
behind on sleep keeps the “drive
to sleep” very strong and unwilling
to yield to the “drive to wake.”
Children are very susceptible to
becoming overtired. Usually by
adjusting your child’s bedtime,
even moving it earlier by 30
minutes, you can help to keep
them in a well-rested state.
2. Illness and medication can also
cause confusional events. It is very
common to see these events in
children who are running a fever,
and they will usually disappear
once the illness passes.
3. Another reason for confusional
events is strong sleep associations.
If your child is used to you patting
his back while falling asleep, he
may think he needs this to fall
asleep. To avoid associations, be
sure that kids have their own set
of self-soothing skills that don’t
require intervention in the middle
of the night.
4. Upsets in a normal schedule can
cause night terrors. It is common
to see these events during changes
to usual routines, such as starting
school, birthdays, holidays, or
vacations. Establishing a slightly
earlier bedtime during stimulating
events can ward off problems.
5. Genetics do play a part in night
terrors. If you grew up with night
terrors, sleep walking or talking,
there is a good chance that your
child will.
6. Lastly, children without a set
schedule and proper wind down
routine are more likely to have
confusional events or night
terrors.
Even with efforts to mitigate
the causes, our children may
experience confusional events.
The best plan of action for parents
is to interfere as little as possible.
I realize this is the opposite of
what our instinct tells us to do.
We want to run in to soothe and
reassure our child. The problem
is that the child is not fully awake
during the event, and we run the
risk of completely waking them
up. Most confusional events don’t
require any action on our part.
For more drastic night terrors,
you may need to interfere if your
child is going to hurt themselves
or break something. If your child
is calmly sleep walking, you can
usually quietly walk them back to
bed or even ask them to return to
bed. The next day, it is best not
to mention these events to your
child, as they won’t remember.
Sleep terrors are definitely more
terrorizing for parents than
children. Most confusional events
and night terrors will pass on their
own. If they become regular or
violent, consult with your child’s
pediatrician. Even if events are
mild, it can be reassuring to discuss
them with a trusted professional.
by Kerrin Edmonds
Child Development
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SUNDAY MONDAY TUESDAY WEDNESDAY THURSDAY FRIDAY SATURDAY
1
FARMERS MARKET:
11:30-2:30pm Nipomo: Monarch Club
2
FARMERS MARKET:
2-4:30pm Los Osos: 2nd & Santa Maria
3
FARMERS MARKET:
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
1ST US SPACEWALK
(by Ed White in 1965)
4
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, Main St & Dolliver
LIBRARY STORYTIME: 10:30 AT,
10:30 AG, 11:00 NI
CHEESE DAY
AESOP’S
BIRTHDAY
(Born in 620 BC)
5
FARMERS MARKETS:
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,
10:10 SLO, 10:15 CAM,10:30 AT, 10:30
AG,10:30 LO, 11:00 CAY, 11:30 SMG
RICHARD
SCARRY’S
BIRTHDAY
(Born in 1919)
WORLD
ENVIRONMENT DAY
6
BINGO VETS HALL MB - 1st FRI 5:00pm
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
LIBRARY STORYTIME: 10:30 LO
NATIONAL YO-YO DAY
7
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
SLO CO GENEALOGICAL SOCIETY
1st SAT 12:30am IOOF Hall SLO
NATIONAL
CHOCOLATE ICE
CREAM DAY
8
FARMERS MARKET:
11:30-2:30pm Nipomo: Monarch Club
FRANK LLOYD
WRIGHT’S
BIRTHDAY
(Architect born in 1867)
WORLD
OCEANS DAY
9
FARMERS MARKET:
2-4:30pm Los Osos: 2nd & Santa Maria
RACE UNITY DAY
10
FARMERS MARKET:
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
CHEESE DAY
AESOP’S BIRTHDAY
(Born in 620 BC)
ICED
TEA
DAY
11
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, Main St & Dolliver
LIBRARY STORYTIME: 10:30 AT,
10:30 AG, 11:00 NI
12
FARMERS MARKETS:
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,
10:10 SLO, 10:15 CAM,10:30 AT, 10:30
AG,10:30 LO, 11:00 CAY, 11:30 SMG
MAGIC DAY
ANNE FRANK’S
BIRTHDAY (Born in 1929)
13
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
LIBRARY STORYTIME: 10:30 LO
WEED YOUR
GARDEN DAY
14
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
WORLD
JUGGLING DAY
FLAG DAY
15
FARMERS MARKET:
11:30-2:30pm Nipomo: Monarch Club
FATHER’S DAY
16
FARMERS MARKET:
2-4:30pm Los Osos: 2nd & Santa Maria
17
FARMERS MARKET:
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
EAT YOUR
VEGETABLES DAY
18
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, Main St & Dolliver
LIBRARY STORYTIME: 10:30 AT,
10:30 AG, 11:00 NI
INTERNATIONAL
PICNIC DAY
19
FARMERS MARKETS:
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,
10:10 SLO, 10:15 CAM,10:30 AT, 10:30
AG,10:30 LO, 11:00 CAY, 11:30 SMG
JUNETEENTH
(End of slavery in 1865)
20
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
LIBRARY STORYTIME: 10:30 LO
BALD EAGLE DAY
21
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
22
FARMERS MARKET:
11:30-2:30pm Nipomo: Monarch Club
23
FARMERS MARKET:
2-4:30pm Los Osos: 2nd & Santa Maria
UNITED NATIONS
PUBLIC SERVICE
DAY
24
FARMERS MARKET:
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
25
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, Main St & Dolliver
LIBRARY STORYTIME: 10:30 AT,
10:30 AG, 11:00 NI
ERIC CARLE’S
BIRTHDAY
26
FARMERS MARKETS:
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,
10:10 SLO, 10:15 CAM,10:30 AT, 10:30
AG,10:30 LO, 11:00 CAY, 11:30 SMG
FORGIVENESS
DAY
TOOTHBRUSH
INVENTED
(in 1498)
27
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
HELEN KELLER’S
BIRTHDAY (Born in 1880)
28
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
PAUL
BUNYAN DAY
29
FARMERS MARKET:
11:30-2:30pm Nipomo: Monarch Club
30
FARMERS MARKET:
2-4:30pm Los Osos: 2nd & Santa Maria
METEOR DAY
1
FARMERS MARKET:
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
2
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, Main St & Dolliver
LIBRARY STORYTIME: 10:30 AT,
10:30 AG, 11:00 NI
3
FARMERS MARKETS:
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,
10:10 SLO, 10:15 CAM,10:30 AT, 10:30
AG,10:30 LO, 11:00 CAY, 11:30 SMG
4
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
LIBRARY STORYTIME: 10:30 LO
5
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
NEW MOON
June 2014 Free Ongoing Events
FULL MOON
June is:
Great Outdoors Month
Potty Training Awareness Month
National Adopt-A-Cat Month
National Drive Safe Month
National Fresh Fruit &
Vegetable Month
National Rose Month
National Tennis Month
International Childhood Cancer
Awareness Month
Birthstone: Pearl
Flower: Rose
Central Coast Family • June 2014 • www.centralcoastfamily.com • Page 18
Family Events
THU MAY 1-SUN JUN 15 (times vary):
AROUND THE WORLD IN 80 DAYS at The
Great American Melodrama, 1863 Front
St, Oceano. Join adventurer Phileas
Fogg and his faithful manservant as they
race the globe in under 80 days. Danger
and comic surprises abound as five
actors portray 39 characters traversing
7 continents. Cost: $18-24. Contact:
americanmelodrama.com or 489-2499.
THU MAY 29-SAT MAY 31 (times vary):
PETER PAN at Clark Center, 487 Fair
Oaks, Arroyo Grande. Arroyo Grande
High School Theatre Company presents
this musical adaptation of the classic
tale. Cost: $10-15. Contact: 748-4265.
FRI MAY 30-SUN JUN 1 at 9:00 am: SEW
SLO at Picking Daisies, 570 Higuera St,
#120, San Luis Obispo. This modern
quilting and sewing celebration includes
discounted items, enter raffl es, and
incredible modern quilts! Cost: free.
Contact: 783-2434.
FRI MAY 30 at 6:00 pm: YOUNG
STUDENTS MUSIC RECITAL at Unitarian
Universalist Fellowship, 2201 Lawton
Ave, San Luis Obispo. Enjoy a recital
featuring violin, cello, and piano students
ages 4-11 playing classics and fun Disney
tunes. Cost: free. Contact: 235-2779.
SAT MAY 31 at 11:00 am: CAR SEAT CLASS
at San Luis Obispo Children’s Museum,
1010 Nipomo St, SLO. Learn to properly
install your child’s car seat with guidance
form SLO Alpha volunteers. Cost: free
with museum admission. Contact: 545-
5874 or http://slocm.org.
SAT MAY 31 1:00-3:00 pm: STOP
ANIMATION AND DIGITAL ARTS at
Exploration Station, 867 Ramona Ave,
Grover Beach. Join the Cambria Youth
Institute Tech/Teach Film Crew for this
interactive experience. Cost: $3 kids,
$4 adults. Contact: 4731421 or http://
explorationstation.org.
SAT MAY 31 1:00-4:00 pm: DOG PARK
ANNIVERSARY PARTY at Elm Street Park,
380 Elm St, Arroyo Grande. Celebrate
five years of the Park with activities,
doggie pools, an obstacle course, and a
presentation. Cost: free. Contact: 458-
3321 or http://fivecitiesdogpark.org.
SAT MAY 31-SUN JUN 8 (times vary):
BEAUTY AND THE BEAST, JR at Oceano
Train Depot, 1650 Front St, Oceano.
Coastal Youth Theater presents a
show full of song, dance, beauty,
and intrigue for two weekends. Cost:
$10. Contact: 489-5678 or http://
coastalperformingartsfoundation.org.
SUN JUN 1 12:00-5:00 pm: GREEN LIGHT
ECO FAIRE at St. Timothy Church Hall,
962 Piney Way, Morro Bay. This 2nd
annual event includes 30 environmental
organizations, a kids corner, and water
conservation programs. Cost: free.
Contact: 801-4826.
SUN JUN 1 6:00 pm: INFUSION at Spanos
Theatre, 1 Grand Ave, San Luis Obispo.
The Academy of Dance and the San
Luis Jazz Dancers present an energetic
evening of jazz and contemporary dance
repertoire suitable for all ages. Cost: $18-
30. Contact: 544-1230.
TUE JUN 3 5:30–7:00 pm: LATEST
TREATMENT OPTIONS FOR KNEE
ARTHRITIS in Founders’ Pavilion, 1220
Las Tablas Rd, Templeton. Taught by
Twin Cities Community Hospital Sports
Medicine surgeon Kevin Forsythe, this
seminar will cover the latest nonsurgical
and surgical treatment options, how
to reduce daily joint pain, advanced
surgical technologies available, as well
as a question and answer segment.
Cost: free. Light refreshments provided.
Contact: 434-4965 to sign up.
THU JUN 5-SAT JUN 7 (times vary):
DISNEY’S PETER PAN at Atascadero Jr.
High School, 6501 Lewis Ave, Atascadero.
Atascadero Jr. High will be performing
this adventurous family play. Cost: $4-7.
Contact: 462-4360.
FRI JUN 6 at 8:00 pm: DIVE-IN MOVIE at
SLO Swim Center, 900 Southwood Dr,
San Luis Obispo. Enjoy Finding Nemo (G)
on the big screen with the whole family
while lounging poolside, or dive in the
lighted pool. Cost: $5. Contact: 781-7067.
SAT JUN 7 10:00 am-2:00 pm:
ATASCADERO LIBRARY GRAND
OPENING at 6555 Capistrano Ave.
This family event will include: opening
remarks by local dignitaries, ribbon
cutting, music by SLO Youth Symphony,
special appearances by Wonder Woman,
Spider-man, Alice in Wonderland, and
other surprise guests, Captain and
Dexter, face painting, refreshments, and
a “treasure hunt” for all ages. Cost: free.
Contact: http://slolibrary.org.
SAT JUN 7 10:00 am-3:00 pm: KIDSDAY
IN THE PARK & KIDS’ FLEA MARKET at
Downtown City Park, 12th & Spring St,
Paso Robles. Find family information,
services, toys, books, games, and safety
demos, and a small kids’ flea market for
grades 3 to 8. Cost: free. Contact: 238-
4103 or http://pasoroblesdowntown.org.
SAT JUN 7 11:00 am-7:00 pm: MORRO
BAY MUSIC FESTIVAL at Tidelands Park,
300 Embarcadero, Morro Bay. Enjoy
local bands, including: Back Bay Betty,
Lou Mars, Chicago Mike, Louie & The
Lovers, Lenny Blue Band, and Lou Lou
and the Cow Tippers. Cost: $2 (12 and
under free). Contact: 772-1155.
SAT JUN 7 at 3:00 pm: SUMMER IN
SONG CHORAL CONCERT at United
Methodist Church, 1515 Fredericks
St, San Luis Obispo. Enjoy Vocal Arts
Ensemble’s performance of traditional
and contemporary choral music in this
celebration of the arrival of summer.
Cost: $20-40. Contact: 541-6797 or http://
vocalarts.org.
SAT JUN 7 at 5:45 pm: BROWN BAG
MOVIE NIGHT at Los Osos Library, 2075
Palisades. Pack your dinner and enjoy
a film adaptation of Michael Crichton’s
Jurassic Park (PG-13). Cost: free. Popcorn
provided. Contact: 528-1862.
SAT JUN 7 at 7:00 pm-SUN JUN 8 at
3:00 pm: SNOW WHITE, GISELLE, LA
BAYADERE at Clark Center, 487 Fair Oaks,
Arroyo Grande. Everybody Can Dance
and Santa Maria Civic Ballet Pageantry
present this classic ballet program. Cost:
$15-20. Contact: 937-6753.
SUN JUN 8 1:00-3:00 pm: PACIFIC BREEZE
CONCERT at Dinosaur Caves Park, 200
Cliff Dr, Shell Beach. Come enjoy food,
crafts, and great tunes for the whole
family. Cost: free. Contact: 773-7063 or
http://www.pismobeach.org.
SUN JUN 8 1:30-4:00 pm: A BIG BAND
DANCE SUNDAY at 510 Park, Santa
Maria. Enjoy the sounds of the Riptide
Big Band featuring vocalists Bob Nations
and Holly Williams. Cost: $10. Contact:
(775) 813-5186 or http://riptidebb.com.
SUN JUN 8 at 7:30 pm: EAGLE’S WINGS
CONCERT at Calvary Lutheran Church,
480 Monterey Ave, Morro Bay. The
repertoire for this year’s concert
includes a mix of traditional sacred,
gospel, and contemporary songs. Cost:
free. Contact: 772-8457.
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Family Events
WED JUN 11 5:00-7:00 pm: CAMBRIA
BUSINESS SHOWCASE & COMMUNITY
MIXER at Vet’s Hall, 1000 Main
St, Cambria. Discover businesses,
restaurants and wineries, and enjoy
business displays and demonstrations.
Cost: free. Contact: 927-3624 or http://
cambriachamber.org.
FRI JUN 13 at 7:00 pm: STAND-UP
COMEDY at New Life Community
Church, 990 James Way, Pismo Beach.
Stand-up comedian Cleto Rodriguez
performs a special clean comedy show.
All donations beneft the new campus
fund of Coastal Christian School. All ages
welcome. Cost: free. Contact: 489-1213.
SAT JUN 14 (times vary): SUMMER
READING PROGRAM SIGN-UP begins
at your local library! See pages 4-6
for details. Cost: free. Contact: http://
slolibrary.org.
SAT JUN 14 at 9:00 am: IVAN ULZ
CONCERT at Los Osos Library, 2075
Palisades. From old time favorites to his
own modern classic “Fire Truck,” Ivan is
the best way to start summer! Cost: free.
Contact: 528-1862.
SAT JUN 14 1:00-3:00 pm: ATTACK OF THE
INVASIVE SPECIES at San Luis Obispo
Botanical Garden, 3450 Dairy Creek Rd,
SLO. Deputy Ag Commissioner Marc Lea
will discuss identifcation of the most
prevalent and damaging invasive plants,
insects, and animals. Cost: $5-10. Contact:
education@slobg.org or 541-1400.
SAT JUN 14-SUN JUN 15 (times vary):
AERIAL PERFORMANCE: ELEMENTAL
FORCE at Clark Center, 487 Fair Oaks Ave,
Arroyo Grande. This high-fying aerial
ballet features over 30 local aerialists in
silk, hoop, cube, and other cirque-style
apparatus. Cost: $15-20. Contact: 748-
6245 or http://suspendedmotion.net.
WED JUN 18 5:30-7:30 pm: SUMMER
GREEN & HEALTHY LIVING EXPO at Avila
Bay Club, 6699 Bay Laurel Pl, Avila Beach.
Enjoy 30 booths, complimentary food,
live music, and $1,000 in giveaways to
beneft the SLO Noor Foundation, a non
proft providing free medical services to
the community. Cost: $5. Contact: 260-
9333.
THU JUN 19-SUN JUN 29 (times vary):
FOREVER PLAID at PCPA Marian Theatre,
800 S College Dr, Santa Maria. Cost:
$15.50-37.50. Contact: 922-8313 or http://
pcpa.org.
FRI JUN 20 5:30-7:30 pm: SUMMER
CONCERTS IN THE PARK at Paso Robles
City Park, 1000 Spring St. Damon Castillo
Band. Food available for purchase by
Berry Hill Bistro. No dogs, please. Cost:
free. Contact: 237-3987.
FRI JUN 20 5:30-9:30 pm: RISE ANNUAL
GALA at Pavilion on the Lake, 9315
Pismo Ave, Atascadero. This fundraiser
features a cocktail hour, Italian dinner,
auctions, a rafe, and entertainment
with the theme Little Italy on the Lake.
Cost: $75. Contact: 226-5400.
FRI JUN 20-SAT JUN 21 at 7:00 pm:
AUGUST: OSAGE COUNTY at SLO Little
Theatre, 888 Morro St, San Luis Obispo.
Ubu’s Other Shoe Staged Reading series
presents Tracy Letts’ Pulitzer Prize
winning play. Cost: $7-$10. Contact: 786-
2440 or http://slolittletheatre.org.
SAT JUN 21 9:00 am-7:00 pm: TRADING
DAY AND BATTLE OF THE GARAGE
BANDS at Downtown City Park, 12th &
Spring St, Paso Robles. 9:00 am-3:00 pm:
North County’s largest garage sale. 3:00-
7:00 pm: Battle of the Garage Bands.
Cost: free. Contact: 238-4103 or http://
pasoroblesdowntown.org.
SAT JUN 21 1:00-3:00 pm: NESTING BOXES
& HUMMINGBIRDS at San Luis Obispo
Botanical Garden, 3450 Dairy Creek Rd,
SLO. Discover helpful tips and hints for
creating a backyard bird sanctuary, June
21. Cost: $5-10. Contact: 541-1400.
SAT JUN 21 at 2:00 pm: FAMILY MOVIE at
Los Osos Library, 2075 Palisades. Enjoy
the flm adaptation of Samuel Taylor’s
short story A Situation of Gravity (PG).
Cost: free. Popcorn provided. Contact:
528-1862.
MON JUN 23-FRI JUN 27 10:00 am-3:00
pm: ADVENTURE CAMP at San Luis
Obispo Botanical Garden, 3450 Dairy
Creek Rd, SLO. In this unique hands-
on outdoor camp, kids grades 2-6
explore nature, meet live animals, and
make friends. Cost: $150. Scholarships
available. Contact: 541-1400.
SAT JUN 28 at 2:00 pm & 7:00 pm:
PUTTIN’ ON THE RITZ at Clark Center,
487 Fair Oaks Ave, Arroyo Grande. A
dynamic variety show featuring music of
the 1930s. Cost: $20. Contact: 528-2058
or http://celebration-chorus.com.
FRI JUL 4-SUN JUL 27 (times vary): PLAY
ON! Flights Of Fancy From Shakespeare
To Broadway at SLO Little Theatre,
888 Morro St, San Luis Obispo. Cost:
$35. Contact: 786-2440 or http://
slolittletheatre.org.
FRI JUL 4 7:00 am: FOURTH OF JULY
CELEBRATION at Atascadero Lake Park,
9305 Pismo Ave, Atascadero. Enjoy
bike rides, races, horseshoe-pitching
contest, an antique carousel, food, kid’s
activities, live music, and free admission
to Charles Paddock Zoo and a kids movie
at Galaxy Theatre. Cost: free. Contact:
atascaderochamber.org.
FRI JUL 4 9:00 am-1:00 pm: FOURTH OF
JULY CELEBRATION at Santa Margarita
Park, 9509 CA 58, Santa Margarita.
Decorate your bikes and wagons in red,
white, and blue and join the parade
down H street. Then enjoy live music,
games, contests, an art and craft faire,
and more. Cost: free. Contact: 438-5011.
FRI JUL 4 10:00 am-9:30 pm: PISMO
BEACH FIREWORKS SHOW at Pismo
Pier, Pismo Beach. Celebrate with music,
food, and a grand freworks display from
Pismo Pier. Cost: free. Contact: 443-7778.
FRI JUL 4 11:00 am-9:00 pm: CAMBRIA
PICNIC & FIREWORKS at Shamel Park,
5455 Windsor Blvd, Cambria. Enjoy fun
family events, music, and barbecue all
day with a spectacular freworks display
at dusk. Cost: free. Contact: 927-9426.
FRI JUL 4 11:00 am-3:00 pm: OLD
FASHIONED FOURTH OF JULY at
Mitchell Park, 1400 Osos St, SLO. Family
festivities include free carnival games,
sweet treats, a fundraiser BBQ, and
bandstand music all day. Cost: free.
Contact: 781-7300.
CHILDREN’S
THEATRE
SUMMER
WORKSHOP!
July 28 - August 2
Grades 1 - 12 $110 tuition
Cal Poly Arts partners with Missoula
Children’s Teatre to ofer your
child the experience of being in a live
stage play at the Spanos Teatre!
From auditions to performance,
kids learn about all aspects of
putting on a play in this lively one-
week workshop for all experience
levels. Call 756-5914 today or visit
calpolyarts.org for details
and registration! (Space is limited)
July
4
th PubliC Fireworks
at Dusk (about 9:00 pm):
• Pismo beach: at the pier - Free

• Morro bay: Tidelands Park - Free
• Cayucos – at the pier - Free

• Cambria - shamel Park - Free

• santa Maria Fairgrounds - Free

• Meridian winery Vineyards
Entrance fee: Adults: $25, 3-17 yrs:
$20, under 3 yrs: free
Questions about fre safety?
Call CAl Fire/slo: 543-4244
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Local Resources
FRI JUL 4 10:00-9:30 pm: FOURTH OF
JULY at Tidelands Park, South End of
Embarcadero, Morro Bay. Enjoy family
fun with live music, food, a bike parade,
kids games, and fireworks. Cost: free.
Contact: morrobay4th.org or 772-4467.
FRI JUL 4 1:00-3:00 pm: FOURTH OF JULY
at Arroyo Grande Village, Short & Branch
Sts, Arroyo Grande. Enjoy live music and
a good old-fashioned family celebration.
Cost: free. Contact: 473-2250.
FRI JUL 4 11:00 am-10:00 pm: FOURTH
OF JULY CELEBRATION at Downtown
City Park, 12th & Spring St, Paso Robles.
11:00 am: Children’s Parade around the
Park, 12:00-4:00 pm: Fun, games, music,
food, 5:00-8:30 pm: Concert, 9:15 pm:
Fireworks. Cost: free. Contact: 238-4103
or http://pasoroblesdowntown.org.
FRI JUL 4 5:00 am-10:00 pm: SAND
SCULPTURE CONTEST & FIREWORKS
in Downtown Cayucos, near the Pier.
Enjoy the contest for kids, novices, and
pros, a downtown parade, BBQ, bingo,
and fireworks. Cost: free. Contact:
cayucoschamber.com or 995-1200.
FRI JUL 4 5:30-9:00 pm: SANTA MARIA
FIREWORKS at Santa Maria Fairpark,
937 S Thornburg, Santa Maria. Enjoy
a concert starting at 5:30 pm and the
annual fireworks display at dusk. Cost:
free. Contact: santamariafairpark.com.
Every SAT MAY 31-JUN 28: ADOPT-A-
PET at PETCO, 271 Madonna Rd, San
Luis Obispo. Feline Network has an
assortment of cats and kittens ready for
loving homes. All are tested, vaccinated,
and spayed/neutered. Contact: 549-9228
or http://felinenetwork.org.
Last FRI every month at 6:00 pm: Family
Fun at Unity Church, 1165 Stubblefield St,
Orcutt. Contact: 937-3025.
Every THU-FRI 12:00-5:00 pm & SAT
11:00 am-5:00 pm: Exploration Station
Interactive Science Center welcomes
families at 867 Ramona Ave, Grover
Beach. Cost: $2-3. Contact: 473-1421 or
http://explorationstation.org.
2nd THU of every month 6:00-7:00 pm:
Grief Support Group at Central Coast
Hospice, 253 Granada Dr, Ste D, San Luis
Obispo. This free group is for anyone
suffering the loss of a loved one who is
in need of support. Contact: 540-6020.
2nd SAT of every month FEB-NOV at 9:00
am: Santa Maria Recreation and Parks
Dept offers free docent-led nature walks
in Los Flores Ranch, 6271 Dominion Rd,
Santa Maria. Contact: 925-0951 x 263.
2nd MON every month 6:30-8:00 pm:
Caregiver Support Group at Cayucos
Community Church, Ocean Ave & S 3rd
St. Free support for caregivers and
family members dealing with long-term
illness, memory loss, dementia, and
Alzheimer’s. Contact: 458-7484.
Every MON 10:00 am-2:00 pm: Remain
Independent Despite Vision Loss at
Santa Maria Terrace, 1405 E Main St.
New ways of doing daily tasks are taught
by the Braille Institute, such as managing
the home, traveling, and use of talking
library books. Contact: 462-1225.
2nd & 4th MON every month at 6:30 pm:
MOPS (Mothers of Preschoolers) meet
at Pacific Christian Church, 3435 Santa
Maria Way, Santa Maria. Childcare is
provided. Contact: 934-3491 or www.
pacificchristian.net.
Every TUE 3:00-6:00 pm & FRI 3:00-
5:30 pm: Teen Wellness Program at
Arroyo Grande EOC Health Services
Clinic, 1152 E Grand Ave. Health services,
including reproductive health, in a safe
environment with staff trained to screen,
assess, and to provide intervention.
Appointments are preferred. Contact:
489-4026.
1st WED every month at 9:00 am:
Community Action Partnership Senior
Health Screening at First United
Methodist Church, 275 N Halcyon Rd,
Arroyo Grande. Free and low-cost
services are offered for people 50 and
older: blood pressure, pulse, weight,
total cholesterol, screening for anemia,
diabetes, and fecal blood, nutritional
counseling, and medical referrals.
Contact: 481-2692 or 788-0827.
1st WED every month at 12:00 pm:
Disabled American Veterans luncheon at
Veterans Memorial Bldg, 313 W. Tunnell
St, Santa Maria. Contact: 345-0402.
Every WED 5:30-7:00 pm: Widowed
Support Group at New Life Church, 990
James Way, Rm 14, Pismo Beach. Arrive
10 min early for 1st meeting. Offered by
Hospice of SLO Co. Contact: 544-2266 or
www.hospiceslo.org.
Every TUE at 7:00 pm: Al-Anon Family
Support Group at Luis OASIS Senior
Center, 420 Soares Ave, Orcutt. Contact:
937-9750.
3rd WED every month at 7:00 pm: How to
Survive Divorce seminar at the San Luis
Obispo Women’s Community Center,
1124 Nipomo St, #D in SLO. Practical tips,
pointers, and suggestions for handling
family law issues. $10.00 donation
requested for handout materials and
book. Contact: 544-9313 to register.
4th TUE every month at 5:30 pm: Legal
Clinic for Self-Represented Litigants at
the San Luis Obispo County Courthouse
Law Library, 1050 Monterey St in SLO,
#125. 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,
and a document preparer to assist in
completing court-required forms. Min.
$40.00 donation. Limit: 12 participants.
Contact: 544-9313.
RISE (formerly Sexual Assault Recovery
and Prevention Center of San Luis
Obispo County) offers: Weekly Drop-
In Support Group for Sexual Assault
Survivors; 24 Hour Crisis Line; Advocacy
and Accompaniment; Peer Counseling;
Individual Clinical Counseling; Prevention
and Education Programs; and Women’s
Empowerment and Self Defense
Workshops. Contact: 545-8888 or www.
sarpcenter.org.
Every SAT 11:00 am-3:00 pm: ADOPT A
PET at Petco, 2051 Theater Dr, in Paso
Robles. Cats are available for adoption
through NCHS. Dogs are available
through Short n’ Sweet Dog Rescue.
Contact: 466-5403.
Every MON 2:00-4:00 pm & WED 3:00-5:00
pm: Jacks’ Adaptive Toy Lending Library-
Jack’s Helping Hand at Central Coast
Gymnastics, 21 Zaca Lane, #100, San Luis
Obispo. Traditional and adaptive toys
for children with all types of disabilities
to check out. In-home appointments
available. Cost: Free! Contact: 547-1914
or www.jackshelpinghand.org.
Every TUE 2:00-5:00 pm & FRI 4:00-7:00
pm: Jacks’ Adaptive Toy Lending Library
- Jack’s Helping Hand at Pat’s Place in
Nipomo Recreation Community Rm,
671 W Tefft St, Ste 2, Nipomo. Toys for
children with all types of disabilities to
check out. In-home appointments also
available. Cost-Free! Contact: 547-1914
For Wildlife in Distress
Call Our HOTLINE:
805 543-WILD [9453]
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or www.jackshelpinghand.org.
Every FRI at 7:00 pm: Senior Ballroom
Dancing at Madonna Inn. If you are
a senior (single or attached) and like
ballroom dancing, this is the place! Look
left of the bandstand for sign: Senior
Dancers. Dance, chat and listen to
good music. No fees; no dues; just fun!
Contact: 489-5481 or dg17@juno.com.
Literacy Council for San Luis Obispo
County has an ongoing and urgent need
for volunteer tutors and offers free
training in SLO. Contact: 541-4219 or
www.sloliteracy.org.
1st THU every month at 6:15 pm:
Commission on the Status of Women
meets at Coast National Bank, 500
Marsh St, San Luis Obispo. This offi cial
advisory group to the SLO County
Board of Supervisors identifies issues of
concern to women that are not currently
the focus of other advocacy or advisory
organizations. Contact: 788-3406.
Every WED 11:00 am-12:00 pm: Growing
With Baby, an infant feeding offi ce for
breastfeeding mothers and their babies
(0-10 mos), offers a free class on feeding,
crying, and sleep at 1230 Marsh St, San
Luis Obispo. Pediatric nurse practioner
and lactation consultant Andrea Herron
will answer questions. Dads are always
welcome! Call to reserve a spot. Contact:
543-6988.
Morro Bay Museum of Natural History
offers Adventures With Nature & Mind
Walks. Find the schedule at: www.
ccnha.org/naturewalks.html.
Central Coast Commission for Senior
Citizens offers many free services: Senior
Connection - connecting callers with
local resources; HICAP (Health Insurance
Counseling and Advocacy Program)
one on one assistance for Medicare
beneficiaries, advise and referrals for
long term care options, and help with
billing / appeals; Vial of Life magnetized
containers with medical information; a
Senior Resource Directory for SLO and
SB counties, and much more. Contact:
925-9554 or www.centralcoastseniors.
org.
Hospice of San Luis Obispo County
provides free grief counseling, group
support, counseling, crisis intervention,
and wellness education to those with
a life-limiting illness, their families, and
the bereaved. This non-profit agency
supports the community in coping with
loss and promoting healing with free
counseling, community education and
volunteer support to those grieving a
death or dealing with potential end-of-
life issues. Offi ces in San Luis Obispo and
Paso Robles. Contact: 544-2266.
Volunteer as a Good Neighbor! Make
a difference in the life of an older or
disabled adult. Once trained, volunteers
choose services to contribute and
schedule hours at their convenience.
Training is scheduled monthly at Wilshire
Community Services, 285 South St, Ste J,
SLO. Contact: 547-7025 x 17.
Volunteer at San Luis Obispo Museum of
Art! Stop by at 1010 Broad St (Mission
Plaza) or email volunteer@sloma.org.
San Luis Obispo Senior Center offers
health screening, legal services, meals,
exercise, bridge, and bingo at 1445 Santa
Rosa St. Contact: 781-7306.
Central Coast Astronomical Society
sponsors a Dark Sky Star Party
every month at Santa Margarita
Lake KOA Campground at sunset.
CCAS also sponsors special guest
speakers and public programs
periodically. Find event schedules,
weather updates, and resources at:
www. central coastastronomy. org.
Contact: Aurora Lipper at aurora@
centralcoastastronomy.org.
San Luis Coastal Adult School’s Parent
Participation Program offers Core
Parenting and Enrichment classes in
SLO, Morro Bay, and Los Osos. Bring
your child to a parent and child activity
class, or find support and education just
for parents. Cost: $74/10 wks. Contact:
549-1222 or http://parentparticipation.
org.
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mail@lovorganicfarm.com
(805) 242 6789
june 23 – june 27
outdoor adventures

june 30 - july 3
stars and stripes

july 7 - july 11
creatures of the sea
venture out
youth summer day camp
grades 5
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- 9
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$140 per week ($20 discount for current Camp Fire Members)
Times: 9:00 am - 3:30 pm Drop off: locatons in Santa Maria and Pismo Beach
july 14 - july 18
into the wild

july 21 – july 25
locavore

july 28 - august 1
zoologist
Outdoor Adventures: For the young explorers at heart
Stars and Stripes: Apple pie, two-legged races, BBQ, and good old-fashioned fun
Creatures of the Sea: Discovering the California Central Coast
Into the Wild: Disconnect from technology & reconnect with the Wild Thing inside all of us
Locavore: The art of growing, buying, and eatng local foods
Zoologist: Wildlife exploraton and animal encounters
For more informaton contact:
Camp Fire Central Coast of California
Phone: (805) 773-5126
www.campfirecentralcoast.org
campfirefaithm@gmail.com
Suicide Prevention
Mental Health and
Emotional Support
Free
Confidential
24 hours of every day
A program of Transitions Mental Health Association
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MEMORY
Here are some thoughts of wise
women on the topic of memory:

“Memory is a complicated thing,
a relative to truth but not its
twin.”
Barbara Kingsolver
“In memory each of us is an artist:
each of us creates.”
Patricia Hampl
“The hills of one’s youth are all
mountains.”
Mari Sandoz
“I have a terrible memory;
I never forget a thing.”
Edith Konecky
“Oh may I join the choir invisible
Of those immortal dead who live
again
In minds made better by their
presence.”
George Eliot
“Memories are like corks left out
of bottles. They swell. They no
longer fit.”
Harriett Doer
“The charm, one might say
the genius, of memory is
that it is choosy, chancy and
temperamental; it rejects the
edifying cathedral and indelibly
photographs the small boy
outside, chewing a hunk of
melon in the dust.”
Elizabeth Bowen
HAPPINESS
Let’s ponder some happiness
synonyms, gleaned mostly
through surfing of the synonym
sections in my 1959 Webster’s
New World Dictionary of the
American Language.
Most modern English speakers
embrace the second meaning of
happiness:
the state of pleasurable content
of mind that results in success
or the attainment of what is
considered good.
Its synonyms reflect these shades
of meaning:
gladness, implies a very exultant
feeling of joy
cheerfulness, suggests a steady
display of bright spirits or
optimism
joy, implies great elation
expressed in demonstrative
happiness, with
joyousness suggesting a matter
of usual temperament and
joyfulness having been caused by
a temporal event
pleasure is an agreeable feeling
of satisfaction
delight suggests a high degree
of obvious pleasure, openly and
enthusiastically expressed
enjoyment implies a quieter
feeling of satisfaction
Though it may war with the
sensibilities of modern speakers,
the first meaning of happiness in
most dictionaries is good fortune
or luck in life or in a particular
affair; success, prosperity.
Lucky implies a favorable or
advantageous occurrence,
unexpectedly and by chance.
Lucky’s synonyms include:
fortunate, used for more serious
matters of unexpected fortuity.
propitious means full of promise,
good or favorable
auspicious suggests something
good and encouraging
felicitous suggests an
appropriate or suitable fit
providential suggests the
intervention of God or some
higher entity in bringing about
favorable circumstances
Good readers, which wise words
or synonyms apply best to an
experience you had recently?

My thanks go out to sources: OED,
Etymonline, Wordnik, and the 1959
Webster’s New World Dictionary of the
American Language.
Education
CS Perryess teaches and writes for teens,
narrates audio books, and ponders the wonder
of words in a foggy little town on California’s
central coast. Find more of his blog posts at
http://csperryess.blogspot.com, or reach
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