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Child Development

Playful Parenting

Did you receive affection,


play freely, and feel supported
during your own childhood?
Childhood experiences like
these appear to have a lot to
do with well-being and moral
capacities in adulthood.

Cover Photo:

associate
professors
of
psychology, show evidence
that childhood experiences
that match with evolved
needs lead to better outcomes
In a forthcoming article in adulthood.
in the journal of Applied
Developmental
Science, According to Narvaez, one
University of Notre Dame of the reasons that the wellprofessor of psychology being of children in the United
Darcia Narvaez and colleagues States lags behind that of
Lijuan Wang and Ying Cheng, children in other advanced
nations is because we
have forgotten that we are
social mammals with specific
George William Bill Hocker
evolved needs from birth.
10/3/1935 - 12/5/2015

In Memoriam

Humans evolved with a


nest of care for their young
that matches up with the
maturational schedule of the
child. It was shaped over 30
million years ago and modified
through human evolution,
Narvaez said. We call it
the evolved developmental
niche. In describing this
niche, Narvaez emphasizes
six components: Soothing,
naturalistic
perinatal
experiences; responsiveness
to a babys needs including
sensitivity to the signals of
the baby before the baby
cries;
constant
physical
presence with plenty of
affectionate touch; extensive
breastfeeding;
playful
interactions with caregivers
and friends; and a community
of affectionate, mindful

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caregivers.
Narvaez, Wang and Cheng
asked adults to reflect on
their childhoods according to
several components of the
evolved developmental niche
(EDN): How much did they
receive physical affection?
Play freely outside and inside?
Do things as a family inside
and outside the home? Feel
supported?
Adults who report receiving
more of such parenting
practices in their childhoods
display less depression and
anxiety, greater ability to take
the perspective of others
and an orientation toward
compassion.

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Child Development
Adults who report less of
these parenting practices in
their childhood have poorer
mental health, more distress
in social situations and are
less able to take anothers
point of view.

undercared for during critical


times.

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In prior research, Narvaez


and her colleagues found that
children who had experienced
more of the evolved
developmental niche exhibit,
Our research shows that for example, more empathy,
when we dont provide self-control and conscience.
children with what they
evolved to need, they turn Narvaez, who joined Notre
into adults with decreased Dames faculty in 2000,
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Narvaez said. With toxic moral
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Library Voice
Animals Alive!
by Kristen Barnhart

Welcome to a wild winter and


hopping spring full of fun family
programming at San Luis Obispo
City Library, brought to you by
another amazing grant from the
Harold J. Miossi Charitable Trust.
Summer Reading Programs have
become epic here in SLO and we
want to keep that high quality
momentum up throughout the
year. This grant allows us to
present a plethora of live free
programs and to partner with
Central Coast Aquarium, Woods
Humane Society, Pacific Wildlife
Care, and Charles Paddock Zoo.
Starting on December 28th and
running through March 31st,
children can sign-up at the SLO
Library Childrens desk for their
reading log. In the log, participants
can list ten nature/science related
books they read or have read to
them. By completing their log and
attending at least one program,
children will be rewarded with
the gift of giving as a donation of
$5.00 will be given to one of the
above organizations, helping to
keep Harold Miossis dream of a
nature loving SLO County alive.
Imagine how empowering it will
be for children to know that they
have made a difference!

in our county is still felt by all of


us who live here now. His four
grandparents were part of the
Swiss-Italian emigrants who
arrived between 1864 and 1870.
They built the dairy industry here.
Harolds parents were both born
in San Luis Obispo County; his
father Bernard Miossi was born
on a ranch near Pismo Beach, and
his mother Vera Gnesa Miossi was
born on a ranch in Green Valley
between Cambria and Harmony.
Harold attended San Luis Obispo
schools through his AA at San Luis
Obispo Jr. College, which shared
a campus with the high school
before becoming Cuesta College.
With academic honors, he
received his BS from Cal Berkeley
in 1943 and then returned home
to run the family cattle ranch.

Miossi was an active community


leader and a firm believer that
individuals shape the world in
which they live. He worked hard to
create and save some of our most
beloved open spaces, such as
Montana de Oro, and the Cuesta
Grade, which was set to be clear
cut so the road could be widened
to eight lanes. Miossi called the
Cal-Trans plan burying of Cuesta
Canyon alive and went from
being a lone voice to having the
Harold Miossi was born at the ear of the San Francisco Chronicle
familyowned La Cuesta Ranch and the L.A. Times, which took it
in Cuesta Canyon in 1922. His statewide to victory.
love for the majesty of nature
Miossi was active in the Sierra
Club and led the force to pass a
bill protecting the Santa Lucia
Wilderness all the way up to
President Jimmy Carter, who
signed the bill in 1978. One of my
concerns about moving to the
For Wildlife in Distress Central Coast in 1978 was PG&Es
Diablo Canyon Nuclear Power
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Plant. Mr. Miossi was active in
opposition to that too. He
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not only questioned the safety of
the nuclear process, but also the
impact of all those power lines
winding their way through the
delicate ecosystems that make up
our Countys unique beauty.

Alive programs in the SLO Library


Community Room. On Saturday,
January 16th at 10:30 am, nationally
renowned Zoo to You will present
a show about Unhuggables Slimy,
Pokey, and Scaly, animals that are
misunderstood members of the
animal kingdom. If you havent
experienced one of this rescue
and educational organizations
shows in person, you and your
entire family are in for a treat. If
you miss this show, dont panic.
They will be back on Saturday,
February 13th at 10:30 am with
Amazing Adaptations, a how
highlighting
prehensile
tails
to
camouflage,
adaptations
essential for animals and humans
to survive. Zoo to You will return
a third time on March 12th at
10:30 am with Wild American, a
show introducing animals found
throughout the USA from sea to
shining sea.

January 2016

I wish I could sit down and listen


to Mr. Miossis stories about his
vision for our beautiful county,
the people he met, the fights
he chose, and the memories he
cherished. Being part of this grant
given in his name at least lets us
know were carrying his spirit
forward through the 21st century.
We are grateful and honored to
be a small part of his enduring
legacy.

On Saturday, January 30th at


10:30 am, Central Coast Aquarium
will transform the Community
Room into a tide-pool! Come
on in to experience Touch Tanks
with sharks, flat fish, octopus,
and more and learn about our
treasured local ecosystem.

Be sure to visit our calendar at


www.slolibrary.org, like us
on facebook: SLOCountyLibrary
or call us at (805) 781-5775 for
more information. We cant wait
to share our version of a winter
wonderland and a sweet spring
with Animals Alive @ the SLO
On Saturday, February 27th at Library!
10:30 am, we will be presenting
a Reptile Show with wildlife
expert and photographer Dennis
Sheridan, who will bring a large
selection of reptiles to touch.
Reptiles not your thing? Come
back on March 26th at 10:30 am,
when Dennis will bring a wide
variety of live insects to view and
touch. All of these programs
not only delight, educate and Kristen Barnhart has been telling stories,
entertain, they aim to save a recommending books, and stamping little hands
for over 30 years throughout SLO County. She is
nature-defined SLO County for currently a Youth Services Librarian at the San Luis
Obispo Library. Kristen can be reached at (805)
future generations.
781-5775 or kbarnhart@slolibrary.org.

This winter, that beauty will be We feel proud to be working


celebrated with six Animals with our community in such an

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innovative and inclusive program.


Everything that libraries are
fits into this model of sharing
time, talents, information, and
resources in ways that create
a future and memories for our
community. Although all the
programs are held at the San Luis
Obispo City Branch, families from
the whole county are welcome
to sign up and participate. And,
of course, they are all offered for
free.

Libraries will get you through times with


no money, better than money will get you
through times with no Libraries!

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Wellness

Vitamin D

disorders, including miscarriage,


preterm birth, and hypogonadism.
In fact, research has discovered
that vitamin D may play a
regulatory role in reproductive
physiology. Since vitamin D
receptors and enzymes are
expressed in the ovaries, placenta,
testis, and male reproductive
tract, researchers hypothesized
that vitamin D may act locally
to mediate the effects on the
by John J. Cannell, MD
reproductive system. In animal
models, vitamin D deficiency in
Does low vitamin D status of the population is infertile, males has been found to result in
contribute to reduced male affecting both men and women low sperm count, impaired sperm
fertility? A recent study published equally.
motility and decreased pregnancy
by the journal Reproductive
rates.
Biology and Endocrinology found Few people know that vitamin
that vitamin D status is linked D is actually not a vitamin. It can Despite the prevalence of male
with male reproductive success in not be obtained by diet; it is a infertility, as well as the
pre-hormone made via sunlight. established link between vitamin
couples attempting pregnancy.
Our bodies turn it into a powerful D status and male fertility in
Human infertility occurs when steroid hormone with profound animal models, there is a lack
a couple is unable to achieve a effects on genetic function.
of research regarding vitamin
pregnancy after twelve months of
D in male partners of couples
carefully prepared unprotected Vitamin D deficiency has been attempting pregnancy. Therefore,
sexual intercourse. Up to 15% linked with several reproductive researchers recently conducted
a pilot study to evaluate whether
vitamin D deficiency in males may
reduce the rate of conception in
couples attempting pregnancy.

and

Fertility

A total of 102 couples enrolled


in the study. The couples were
separated into two groups,
depending on the vitamin D
status of the male partners.
Group 1 was considered vitamin D
sufficient (30 ng/ml) and group 2
had low vitamin D levels (<30ng/
ml). All males in the study had
their semen analyzed based on
the World Health Organizations
(WHO) reference criteria. The
female partners in groups 1 and
2 received 3 consecutive cycles
of gonadotropin-induced monoovulation, a common procedure
used to increase conception rate.
After observing the patients for
three months, the researchers
found that the pregnancy rates
were significantly elevated in
couples with normal vitamin D
levels (p< 0.05). However, the
semen analysis concluded that
the sperm concentration, motility
and form remained similar in
both groups, regardless of the

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vitamin D status.
The researchers concluded that,
Taken together, the results
from our pilot study suggest the
existence of a direct relationship
between male vitamin D serum
levels and semen ability to begin a
pregnancy during cycles of timed
vaginal intercourse.
The authors theorized that
the lack of significant findings
regarding the difference in semen
quality among the two groups
is simply due to the limitations
of routine semen analysis, such
as not accounting for immature
chromatin, fragmented DNA and
sexual activity.
Although the study researchers
successfully confirmed their
hypothesis, there are a couple
of limitations to note. First, the
observational study design only
proves association, not causality.
Also, the small sample size
decreases the strength of their
findings. Future large scale clinical
trials are needed to determine if
vitamin D supplementation may
improve the rate of successful
pregnancy in couples undergoing
mono ovulation therapy.
Study researchers recommend
that males and females who
are attempting to concieve
supplement with a safe dose of
5,000 IU/day of vitamin D3. What
have you got to lose?
Sturges, M. & Cannell, JJ. Does low vitamin
D status reduce male fertility? The Vitamin
D Council Blog & Newsletter, December 8,
2015.
Tartagni, M. et al. Males with low serum
levels of vitamin D have lower pregnancy
rates when ovulation induction and timed
intercourse are used as a treatment for
infertile couples: results from a pilot study.
Reproductive Biology and Endocrinology,
2015.

John Cannell, MD has over 35 years of


clinical experience, and has written
and spoken widely on integrative
medicine topics. He is the founder and
executive director of the non-profit
Vitamin D Council. You can reach Dr.
Cannell at (805) 439-2569 or jjcannell@
gmail.com.

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Fun & Games

Jacks Jokes
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Money
What to Look For
in a
Financial Advisor
by Molly Peoples

Theres a lot to know about


investing, so its a good idea to
get some professional help. But
with so many financial advisors
out there, how can you choose
one thats right for you?

Whats a market correction? How


do interest rate movements affect
different investments? You will
want to work with someone who
will make the effort to educate
you on any relevant investment
topics and answer all of your
You may have to interview several questions.
prospective financial advisors
before deciding on one. When Know your investment style?
you talk to them, see if you can Obviously, youll want someone
get a sense of how they might who will recommend only those
work with you. Specifically, try to investments that are in your
answer the following questions:
best interest and that can help
Does this financial advisor
Understand you? Perhaps
above all else, you want a financial
advisor who will take the time to
get to know you and your family,
your goals and whats important
to you.
Clearly explain investing? Once
you enter the investment world,
you will likely be curious about it.
Why is diversification important?

you make progress toward your


goals. Therefore, the person you
choose needs to understand your
investment personality that is,
whether you are an aggressive,
moderate or conservative
investor.

some financial advisors have an


overriding investment philosophy
that governs many of their
recommendations. You need
to find this out before you start
working with someone.
Communicate frequently? The
most knowledgeable financial
advisor in the world wont be of
much help to you if he or she is
not a good communicator. You
need someone who will regularly
let you know if youre on track or
make suggestions if youre not
even if you arent scheduled to
meet for a while. And, speaking
of conferring with your financial
advisor, youll want someone
who will meet with you when its
convenient for you, whether its
in person or over the phone.

Have a certain investment


philosophy? You may have
your own investment style
and preferences, and so do Avoid making big promises?
many financial advisors. In fact, You want a financial advisor with
the expertise and experience
necessary to help you make
the right moves. And youll
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who promises big results. Be wary

of financial advisors who claim


they can consistently achieve high
returns for you there are very
few guarantees in the investment
world.
Explain how he or she will be
compensated? Financial advisors
get paid in various ways, often
in some combination of fees and
commissions. Ask all potential
financial advisors how they get
compensated; any reputable
professional will be upfront about
his or her charges.
By finding the answers to these
key questions, you should be
able to find a financial advisor
who is well-suited to work with
you. So take the time you need
to gather enough information
to feel confident in your choice.
After all, youre enlisting the help
of someone who can have a big
impact on your financial future.
Edward Jones, its employees and financial
advisors are not estate planners and cannot
provide tax or legal advice. You should consult
your estate planning attorney or qualified tax
advisor regarding your situation.
Molly Peoples is a financial advisor at Edward
Jones in San Luis Obispo. She can be reached
at (805) 784-9013. 2014 Edward Jones. All
rights reserved. Member SIPC.

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Local History
Ghost Buildings of

San Luis Obispo

Monterey Street is getting a makeover.


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by Guy Crabb

I have written about several of


the buildings in downtown San
Luis Obispo that have a name
or, in some cases, two names. I
was regretting not writing about
several other famous buildings
along Higuera Street (such as
the Dove Building or the Maino
Building) or other old buildings
on Monterey Street (such as the
Sinsheimer). Then I began to think
about all of the great buildings
that are no longer around because
of demolition. I think of these as
ghost buildings. Many grand
buildings once graced downtown
with that impressive look of
fine craftsmanship. Of course
over time, all buildings start to
deteriorate and decay, especially
if they are made of wood. Even a
solid brick wall is not necessarily a
guarantee for long life.
One of my favorite ghost
buildings was the old City Hall

located on Higuera Street near


the corner of Chorro. To be more
specific, if you were to walk down
Higuera Street and stop in front
of Charles Shoes, you would be
standing where it once stood.
The old City Hall was a multilevel building that even housed
a really cool bell that was rung
when there was a fire in town.
The City Hall was built in 1879 at
a cost of approximately $7,500. I
have always wished this building
had been restored, but during the
1950s it was easier to tear down
a building rather than spend the
money to restore it.
The old City Hall was a large brick
and stone building with three
large arched entrances where the
city fire wagons were housed. The
horses were kept in the rear of
the building. In case of a fire, the
horses were hitched up to the fire
wagons to gallop off to the scene.

Above the fire department, the


building included the offices of City
Hall. The second floor had three
very large windows that offered
office workers a panoramic view
of daily life on Higuera Street. By
1945, the bell tower started to
become a danger, especially for
kids in town who would climb up
the tower as a fun activity. The
city decided that the bell tower
needed to come down, and just
eight years later the entire building
was demolished.
My next favorite ghost building
was a theater. If you walk up or
down Monterey Street and stop
in front of the Italian restaurant
named Giuseppes, you would be
standing at the site of one of the
best walk-in theaters in town, the
Obispo Theater. This building had
an incredible-looking marquee
that was similar to the Fremont
marquee in its later years. In
addition, the building had a huge
neon sign that said Obispo,
similar to the Wineman Hotel sign
on Higuera. It also had a huge
arch on the front of the building
and elaborate architectural detail
at the top. The Obispo burned
down on December 28, 1975. The
last show to play at the theater
was Snow White and the Seven
Dwarfs, which was rereleased that
year. I bet many of you who grew
up in San Luis Obispo remember
going to the Obispo and watching
the latest movie on the big screen.
Now lets stroll on over to Higuera
Street, walk down and stop on
the corner of Higuera and Garden
Streets, where Marshalls Jewelry
store now stands. At this location
stood a two-story stone ghost
building. Built in the 1880s, it was a
very modern building for the time.
The huge windows that lined the

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second floor and ornate stonework


at the top were classic in that era.
This building was originally a dry
goods store. In its later years,
Mr. Riley bought the building and
opened the original location of
Rileys Department Store (once
the premier store in downtown).
This once beautiful building began
to fall into disrepair and was finally
demolished in the 1950s.
Before I write about my last ghost
building, I must mention that the
two parking lots you exit from on
Monterey Street across from the
Ross Dress For Less were once
occupied by two large two-story
buildings. I have several pictures
of Monterey Street with the entire
block filled with buildings. They
look odd to me because I never
saw these buildings.
The last ghost building I want
to include is the long-forgotten
Andrews Hotel. This beautiful
four-story hotel was a favorite for
traveling tourists. If you stand
on the corner of Osos and Palm
Streets where the city library is
today, you would be in front of
the old hotel. Not only was it
one of the areas best hotels, but
it was also the location of one of
the most grisly murders in town. A
complete story is in my book The
Cross Streets. I can tell you that it
was a case requiring the assistance
of the FBI, which was not common
for a small town such as San Luis
Obispo in the 1940s. Isnt it fun
learning about ghost buildings
that were a part of our past?
Guy Crabb teaches at Charles E. Teach
Elementary School in San Luis Obispo. He
graduated from Cal Poly SLO and has been
teaching for 30 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.

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Education
CS Perryess
writes

about words
No

arrived in English in 1833,

This months article celebrates


a word that all two-year-olds
appreciate. Additionally, the
good folks who wrote the OED
appreciated it enough to give it a
nearly two-page entry. No came
to English as early as the 1200s
through Old English from the
Proto-Indo European word ne,
meaning no, not, never. And ne is
the grandmother of oh-so-many
modern words:

Naughty showed up in the 1300s,


meaning having nothing. By
the 1520s, naughty had picked
up its second meaning, wicked,
evil, or morally wrong. By the
1630s, its third meaning applied
to misbehaving children, and
by 1869 its fourth meaning,
sexually promiscuous, jumped on
board. It occurs to me that the
etymology of naughty provides
a fascinating sociological study.

Never, which started out as


nfre, meaning not ever, came
to the language even before
no, appearing in the first Anglo
Saxon tale to be written down in
that barbaric tongue they called
Anglish in the epic poem Beowulf,
sometime before 1000.

Lies

The word lie, meaning to speak


falsely or tell an untruth, has been
part of the English language since
the 1100s. Its roots are buried
deep in Germanic languages. Lies
linguistic cousins show up in
Norse (ljuga), Danish, (lyve),
Nothing, which came to English Gothic, (liugan), Frisian, (liaga),
as an adverb in 1200, added noun and German (lugen).
to its quiver in 1600, and added
It shouldnt surprise us that we
adjective in 1961.
have an impressive number of
The word not came from its earlier synonyms, near-synonyms, and
form, naught, arriving in English in idioms available to substitute for
the 1200s. Interestingly, naught that terribly direct and offensive
came from an even earlier term three-letter word, lie.
no whit, meaning no thing.
Instead of lying, businesslike folk
The combining form non- showed might reframe, mislead, evade,
up in the 1300s, giving us non misspeak, or misstate, while
sequitur, nonviolence, non-fiction, artsy types might buff, burnish,
non-conformist, nonfat milk, and embroider, or fictionalize. We
can also whitewash, inflate, spin,
any number of other non-s.
dissemble, or stonewall, and those
Null, which came through Latin of us who lie regularly can lay
and Middle French, arriving in claim to any number of afflictions:
English in the 1560s and mostly necessary disingenuity, factual
meaning nothing, zero, void, is flexibility, serial exaggeration,
assigned eight different meanings or the ever-popular; fictitious
in the OED a delicious bit of disorder syndrome.
irony.
Ah, but all lies are not equal. For
Nil came through Latin and instance, to lie is to make a

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deliberately false statement, to


prevaricate is to quibble or confuse
in order to avoid the truth, to
fabricate is to invent a false story,
to equivocate is to deliberately use
ambiguity to mislead, and to fib is
to tell a falsehood about something
unimportant.

In 1705, the word coincide


came to English straight from
Latin, meaning to be identical
in substance or nature, to fall
together, or to agree.

In the late 1300s, accident was


born, meaning an occurrence,
incident, or event. Over the
The Fall of Latin
centuries, that simple event
The Latin word meaning to definition morphed to mean a
fall is cadere. Its sister word (a chance event, and then a mishap.
combining form with the same
meaning), is cidere. Before And well finish off with a real
reading on, sort through your killer, the English noun marker
brains language center for cide, also from cadere/cidere, an
English words that might have important element in pesticide,
homicide, genocide, suicide, and
grown out of cadere or cidere.
many other English words, all
Cascade, meaning waterfall, came suggesting some sort of fall.
to English in 1640 through Italian
Many thanks to my sources: Ralph Keyes
and French.
Euphemania, the 1959 Websters New World
Cadence, meaning a flow of rhythm
in music or verse, appeared in the
1300s through Middle French.

Dictionary of the American Language,


Wordnik, Etymonline, Merriam Webster,
Word Detective, and the OED.

Decay showed up in the late 1400s


through several varieties of French
from the Latin decadere, to fall off.
Decadence arrived in the 1540s,
meaning behavior that shows low
morals.
Deciduous,
meaning
that
which falls off, came to English
in the 1680s straight from
Latin. Originally, the falling
items included petals, leaves and
teeth. It wasnt until 1778 that
deciduous came to refer to trees
that drop their leaves seasonally
(as opposed to evergreens that
retain leaves through the year).

CS Perryess writes for teens, narrates audio


books, and ponders the wonder of words
in a foggy little town on Californias central
coast. Find more at http://csperryess.
blogspot.com, or reach him at csperryess@
gmail.com.

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January 2016 Free Ongoing Events


SUNDAY
27
FARMERS MARKET:

11:30-2:30pm Nipomo: Monarch Club


3:00-6:00pm Grover Bch Ramona Pk

January is:

MONDAY

TUESDAY

28
FARMERS MARKET:

2-4:30pm Los Osos: 2nd & Santa Maria

Birthstone: Garnet

29
FARMERS MARKET:

3:00-6:00 pm in Paso Robles City Park


LIBRARY STORYTIME: 10:10 SLO
DOC BURNSTEINS READING LAB
3:30-4:15pm AG

Eye Care Month

WEDNESDAY
THURSDAY
30
31
FARMERS MARKETS:
FARMERS MARKETS:

8:30-11am AG Spencers Market


12:30-4:30pm Santa Maria Town Ctr
3:00-6:00pm AT Sunken Gardens
3:00-6:00pm Pismo Beach Pier
LIBRARY STORYTIME: 10:30 AT,
10:30 AG, 11:00 NI

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

FRIDAY

1
2
BINGO VETS HALL MB - 1st FRI 5:00pm FARMERS MARKETS:
FARMERS MARKETS:

9:00am-12:30pm Paso Robles Wal Mart


2:30-5:30pm Cambria Main St Vets Hall
LIBRARY STORYTIME: 10:30 LO

National Hobby Month

Flower: Carnation

8:00-10:30am SLO Promenade


9:00am-12:30pm Templeton City Park
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 Blood Donor Month


National Braille Literacy Month

SATURDAY

new years
DAY

National Staying Healthy Month


National Thank You Month

Drinking Straw
Patented (in 1888)

Hot Tea Month


Oatmeal Month

3
FARMERS MARKET:

11:30-2:30pm Nipomo: Monarch Club


3:00-6:00pm Grover Bch Ramona Pk

4
FARMERS MARKET:

2-4:30pm Los Osos: 2nd & Santa Maria

Isaac Newtons
Birthday (Born in 1643)
Festival of sleep
DAY

Jakob grimms
Birthday (Born in 1785)

J.R.R. tolkienS
BIRTHDAY (Born in
1892)

Louis brailles
Birthday (Born in 1809)

5
FARMERS MARKET:

3:00-6:00 pm in Paso Robles City Park


LIBRARY STORYTIME: 10:10 SLO
DOC BURNSTEINS READING LAB
3:30-4:15pm AG

6
FARMERS MARKETS:

8:30-11am AG Spencers Market


12:30-4:30pm Santa Maria Town Ctr
3:00-6:00pm AT Sunken Gardens
3:00-6:00pm Pismo Beach Pier
LIBRARY STORYTIME: 10:30 AT,
10:30 AG, 11:00 NI

1st woman
governor nellie ross
inaugurated in
wyoming (in 1925)
national
bird
DAY

7
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

11:30-2:30pm Nipomo: Monarch Club


3:00-6:00pm Grover Bch Ramona Pk

11
FARMERS MARKET:

2-4:30pm Los Osos: 2nd & Santa Maria

12
FARERS MARKET:

3:00-6:00 pm in Paso Robles City Park


LIBRARY STORYTIME: 10:10 SLO
DOC BURNSTEINS READING LAB
3:30-4:15pm AG

national
pharmacist
DAY
Milk day

(1st bottles delivered in 1878)

9:00am-12:30pm Paso Robles Wal Mart


2:30-5:30pm Cambria Main St Vets Hall
LIBRARY STORYTIME: 10:30 LO

9
FARMERS MARKETS:

8:00-10:30am SLO Promenade


9:00am-12:30pm Templeton City Park
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

old rock day

national apricot day


national static
electricity day

Sherlock holmes
Birthday (Published 1887)

bubble bath day

bean DAY

13
FARMERS MARKETS:

8:30-11am AG Spencers Market


12:30-4:30pm Santa Maria Town Ctr
3:00-6:00pm AT Sunken Gardens
3:00-6:00pm Pismo Beach Pier
LIBRARY STORYTIME: 10:30 AT,
10:30 AG, 11:00 NI

NEW MOON

elvis presleys
birthday (Born in 1935)

cuddle up DAY

10
FARMERS MARKET:

8
FARMERS MARKETS:

14
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

15
FARMERS MARKETS:

9:00am-12:30pm Paso Robles Wal Mart


2:30-5:30pm Cambria Main St Vets Hall
LIBRARY STORYTIME: 10:30 LO

16
FARMERS MARKETS:

8:00-10:30am SLO Promenade


9:00am-12:30pm Templeton City Park
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

1st super bowl


(In 1967)

make your dreams


come true DAY

work
harder DAY

national
nothing DAY

secret pal DAY

17
FARMERS MARKET:

11:30-2:30pm Nipomo: Monarch Club


3:00-6:00pm Grover Bch Ramona Pk

18
FARMERS MARKET:

2-4:30pm Los Osos: 2nd & Santa Maria

benjamin
franklins
Birthday
(Born in 1706)

19
FARMERS MARKET:

3:00-6:00 pm in Paso Robles City Park


LIBRARY STORYTIME: 10:10 SLO
DOC BURNSTEINS READING LAB
3:30-4:15pm AG

20
FARMERS MARKETS:

8:30-11am AG Spencers Market


12:30-4:30pm Santa Maria Town Ctr
3:00-6:00pm AT Sunken Gardens
3:00-6:00pm Pismo Beach Pier
LIBRARY STORYTIME: 10:30 AT,
10:30 AG, 11:00 NI

21
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

22
FARMERS MARKETS:

9:00am-12:30pm Paso Robles Wal Mart


2:30-5:30pm Cambria Main St Vets Hall
LIBRARY STORYTIME: 10:30 LO

23
FARMERS MARKETS:

8:00-10:30am SLO Promenade


9:00am-12:30pm Templeton City Park
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

national
popcorn DAY

national
handwriting DAY
Measure your
feet day

cheese DAY
inauguration DAY
Dr Martin Luther
King Jr day (Born in 1929)

24
FARMERS MARKET:

11:30-2:30pm Nipomo: Monarch Club


3:00-6:00pm Grover Bch Ramona Pk

25
FARMERS MARKET:

2-4:30pm Los Osos: 2nd & Santa Maria

compliment day

penguin
awareness DAY

26
FARMERS MARKET:

3:00-6:00 pm in Paso Robles City Park


LIBRARY STORYTIME: 10:10 SLO
DOC BURNSTEINS READING LAB
3:30-4:15pm AG

australia day
(Sydney settled in 1778)

27
FARMERS MARKETS:

8:30-11am AG Spencers Market


12:30-4:30pm Santa Maria Town Ctr
3:00-6:00pm AT Sunken Gardens
3:00-6:00pm
Pismo Beach Pier
\
LIBRARY STORYTIME: 10:30 AT,
10:30 AG, 11:00 NI

FULL MOON

28
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

29
FARMERS MARKETS:

9:00am-12:30pm Paso Robles Wal Mart


2:30-5:30pm Cambria Main St Vets Hall
LIBRARY STORYTIME: 10:30 LO

30
FARMERS MARKETS:

8:00-10:30am SLO Promenade


9:00am-12:30pm Templeton City Park
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

national
Kazoo DAY

31
FARMERS MARKET:

11:30-2:30pm Nipomo: Monarch Club


3:00-6:00pm Grover Bch Ramona Pk

lewis carrolls
birthday(Born in 1832)

jackie robinsons
Birthday (Born in 1919)

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national
puzzle DAY

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THU NOV 19-THU DEC 31
(days & times vary): HOLIDAY
EXTRAVAGANZA at The Great
American Melodrama, 1863 Front
St, Oceano. Scrooge finds his
Christmas spirit in this magical
holiday musical. The Vaudeville
Revue follows each show with
song, dance, and comedy. Cost:
$19-25, discounts for groups,
seniors, students, military, and
children. The in-house snack bar
serves great food and drinks.
Contact:
americanmelodrama.
com or 489-2499.

pewterploughplayhouse.org.
FRI DEC 18-JAN 3 9:00 am-10:00
pm: WINTER WONDER SLO ICE
RINK at Madonna Expo Ctr, 100
Madonna Rd, San Luis Obispo.
Tickets online or at rink. Cost:
$9-13. Contact: winterwonderslo.
com.
SAT DEC 19-SAT JAN 2 (times
vary): HOLIDAYS AT MUSEUM
OF NATURAL HISTORY at 20
State Park Road, Morro Bay.
Family-oriented activities every
day. Most are in the Museum
auditorium, some are just outside.
The majority are at 2:00 pm.
Suitable for ages 3 and up. Cost:
adults $3, children under 17 are
free. Contact: 772-2694.

FRI NOV 27-THU DEC 31 (times


vary): ARTFUL HOLIDAY GIFT
SHOW at Gallery at the Network,
778 Higuera St, SLO. A variety
of handcrafted works from
Central Coast artists available for
purchase. Cost: free. Contact: SAT DEC 19-SAT JAN 2 (times
788-0886.
vary): HOLIDAY TWILIGHT TOURS
at Hearst Castle, 750 Hearst Castle
FRI NOV 27-THU DEC 31 (times Road, San Simeon. Experience
vary): SLOMA CRAFT ART MARKET Hearst Castle dressed in holiday
at San Luis Obispo Museum of splendor with special tours that
Art, 1010 Broad St, SLO. Shop for take visitors through the castle
gifts of handmade art and crafts. property glittering with holiday
The Nybak Wing transforms into cheer. Cost: $15-30. Contact:
a high-end art gallery boutique hearstcastle.org.
of treasures created by local
artisans. Contact: 543-8562 or THU DEC 31 10:00 am-3:00 pm:
sloma.org.
NOON YEARS EVE CELEBRATION
at SLO Childrens Museum, 1010
FRI NOV 27-THU DEC 31 (times Nipomo St, SLO. Ring in the New
vary): HAVE A HART at Pewter Year well before bedtime at
Plough Playhouse, 824 Main St, our 8th annual Noon Years Eve
Cambria. Enjoy this delightful Celebration. Make crowns and
family holiday musical. Cost: enjoy noisemakers and an apple
$17-22. Contact: 927-3877 or juice toast with cookies. You wont
want to miss the big countdown
and balloon drop at noon sharp!
Cost: free with admission.
Reservations are recommended.
Contact: 545-5875.

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WED DEC 31 at 11:00 am: NOON


YEAR PARTY at Elwin Mussell
Senior Ctr, 510 E Park Ave, Santa
Maria. Celebrate the New Year
with locals age 50 and older.
Cost: free. Contact: 925-0951 or
cityofsantamaria.org.
THU DEC 31 5:00 pm-Midnight:
NEW YEARS EVE CELEBRATION
at Madonna Inn, 100 Madonna Rd,
SLO. Enjoy dancing, live music, a
prix fixe menu, champagne, party
favors, and a midnight balloon
drop. Cost: $75-125. Children 2 and

January 2016

under free. Contact: 543-3000 or Alex Madonnas Gold Rush Steak


madonnainn.com.
House, 100 Madonna Rd, SLO.
Enjoy a 3 course meal. Your meal
THU DEC 31 at 7:30 pm: NEW includes an appetizer or soup or
YEARS EVE POPS at PAC Cal salad, choice of barbecued beef
Poly, 1 Grand Ave, SLO. Enjoy the ribs, top sirloin, or broiled salmon,
San Luis Obispo Symphony with followed by a slice of Black
conductor Lawrence Loh, guest Forest or Pink Champagne cake.
ensemble Caf Musique, and Cost: $30. Contact: 543-3000 or
emcee Dan Shadwell. Cost: $20- madonnainn.com.
80. Contact: 756-4849 or tickets.
FRI JAN 8 at 5:00 & 7:00 pm:
calpoly.edu.
JULEFEST CHRISTMAS TREE
THU DEC 31 at 7:30 pm: THE MET BURN at Solvang Festival Theater,
LIVE IN HD: LES PECHEURS DE 420 Second St, Solvang. Bring
PERLES (Bizet) at Cohan Ctr, Cal the tree and the whole family to
Poly PAC, 1 Grand Ave, SLO. Bizets this popular annual celebration.
opera set in the Far East returns Cost: free. Contact: 709-2221 or
to the MET for the first time in 100 julefestsolvang.com.
years. Cost: $12-22. Contact: 756SAT JAN 9 1:00-2:00 pm: MAYA
6556 or calpolyarts.org.
FOREST GARDEN at SLO Botanical
FRI JAN 1 at 9:30 am: 36th Garden, 3450 Dairy Creek Rd, San
Annual Carlinn Soule Memorial Luis Obispo. Discover the hidden
POLAR BEAR DIP at Cayucos secrets of the tropic rainforest
Pier, Cayucos. Celebrate the new with a real-life Indiana Jones!
year by taking a dip in the Pacific Archaeologist Dr. Anabel Ford will
Ocean with hundreds of others! share exciting clues about ancient
Festivities start at 9:30 and the farming practices. Followed at
ocean dip at 12:00. Cost: free. 2:00 pm by a docent-led garden
tour. Cost: $5 members, $10
Contact: visitcayucosca.com.
FRI JAN 1 11:45 am: 4th Annual public. Contact: slobg.org/maya.
POLAR BEAR PLUNGE at Avila
Pier, Avila Beach. Meet on the SAT JAN 9 at 8:00 pm: MARK
East side of the pier for plunge or TWAIN TONIGHT at Cal Poly PAC,
watch from the pier. Costumes are 1 Grand Ave, SLO. Hal Holbrook,
welcomed. Cost: free. Contact: who has been playing Twain for
avilabeachpolarbearplunge.com. more than 60 years, will present
this amazing one-man show. Cost:
SAT JAN 2 at 2:00 pm: FAMILY 36.80-66. Contact: 756-6556 or
MOVIE at Los Osos Library, 2075 calpolyarts.org.
Palisades. We supply the popcorn
and movie the 1st SAT of every SAT JAN 9-SUN JAN 10 (times
month. This (PG) movie may cause vary): SLO JEWISH FILM FESTIVAL
toe-tapping! Call for movie title. at Palm Theatre, 817 Palm St, SLO.
Join the JCC-Federation of SLO
Cost: free. Contact: 528-1862.
for a weekend of film, filmmakers,
MON JAN 4-THU FEB 4 5:00-10:00 and fun celebrating diversity and
pm: RESTAURANT MONTH at Jewish culture. Sponsorships

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Hearst Cancer Resource Center (HCRC)

A one-of-a-kind r esour ce
in San Luis Obispo County for those living with cancer and their families
Wellness and support services provide a bridge between standard
medical care and a full range of healing therapies
Our integrative approach offers a foundation for care that includes
programs designed to strengthen the body, educate the mind,
and alleviate the stress that often comes with a cancer diagnosis

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available through the end of
the year, until ticket sales start.
Cost: $0-175. Contact: 426-5465 or
jccslo.com.
SAT JAN 9-SUN JAN 10 (times
vary):
WOMENS
TENNIS
TOURNAMENT at Templeton
Tennis Ranch, 345 Championship
Ln. Templeton Tennis Ranch
is hosting an inaugural winter
womens doubles tournament.
There are three levels of play:
A-advanced,
B-Intermediate,
C-Beginner. All ages. Cost: $30
per team. Contact: 434-9605 or
ttrtennis.com.
MON JAN 11 10:00 am-12:00 pm:
MOMMIES AND GUPPIES at
Central Coast Aquarium, 50 San
Juan St, Avila Beach. Visit the
aquarium for this first group of
the new year! The event includes
storytime, sing-alongs, handson animal encounters, coloring
activities, and of course aquarium
exploration! For ages 5 and under.
Cost: $5. Contact: 595-7280 or
centralcoastaquarium.com.
TUE JAN 12 at 6:30 pm: STAR
PARTY at Los Osos Library, 2075
Palisades. Ever wonder what
the night sky looks like through
a gigantic telescope? Join the
Central
Coast
Astronomical
Society and find out! Meet us in
the parking lot at the Los Osos
Library. Please avoid bringing
flashlights and remember to
dress warmly. Cost: free. Contact:
528-1862.

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combination of charming humor,
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The bands No. 1 rule is: If you
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WED JAN 20 at 3:00 pm: KIDS along! Cost: $23-58. Contact:
CRAFT at the Los Osos Library, 756-6556 or calpolyarts.org.
2075 Palisades. School age
children make and take a craft SUN JAN 31 at 7:00 pm: MOSCOW
on the third Wednesday of every FESTIVA BALLET: Chopiniana &
month. Sponsored by Friends Romeo and Juliet at Cohan Ctr,
of Los Osos Library. Cost: free. Cal Poly PAC, 1 Grand Ave, SLO.
Contact: 528-1862.
Cost: $24-60. Contact: 756-4849
or tickets.calpoly.edu.
SAT JAN 23-SUN JAN 24
(times vary): MENS TENNIS SUN JAN 31 at 7:30 pm: CELTIC
TOURNAMENT at Templeton NIGHTS: SPIRIT OF FREEDOM at
Tennis Ranch, 345 Championship Clark Ctr, 487 Fair Oaks Ave, Arroyo
Ln. Templeton Tennis Ranch is Grande. Featuring vocalists from
hosting the inaugural winter the Celtic world, with dance and
mens doubles tournament. Levels live music. Cost: $36-48. Contact:
are A-advanced, B-intermediate, 489-9444 or clarkcenter.org.
and C-beginner. All ages. Cost:
$30 per team. Contact: 434-9605 TUE FEB 2 at 7:30 pm: CAMERON
or ttrtennis.com.
CARPENTER
FORBES
PIPE
ORGAN RECITAL at Cohan Ctr,
SUN JAN 24 at 3:00pm: CARL Cal Poly PAC, 1 Grand Ave, SLO.
SONNY LEYLAND at SLO Museum Cameron will perform on the
of Art, 1010 Broad St. Dont miss Forbes Pipe Organ and on his
an opportunity to enjoy Leyland own International Touring Organ.
playing vintage boogie woogie Cost: $32-40. Contact: 756-4849
music on SLOMAs Steinway with or tickets.calpoly.edu.
infectious spontaneity, providing
a musical joyride. Cost: $20.
Contact: 543-8562 or sloma.org.
Palisades. We supply the popcorn
and movie every third Saturday
of the month. This PG film is an
award winning animated feature.
Call for title. Cost: free. Contact:
528-1862.

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THU JAN 14 9:30-11:30 am:


CAPSLO ADULT WELLNESS &
PREVENTION SCREENING at SLO
Senior Ctr, 1445 Santa Rosa St.
Free health screening for adults.
Services include blood pressure,
pulse, weight, finger prick blood
test for anemia, blood sugar,
and cholesterol. No appointment
needed for basic services. Cost:
free. Contact: 544-2484 or capslo.
org.
FRI JAN 15-SUN JAN 31 (times
vary): LITTLE WOMEN at SLO
Little Theatre, 888 Morro St,
SLO. Under the guidance of their
beloved mother, the four young
March sisters struggle to keep
their family going while Fathers
away at war. A warm tale of love,
family, and individuality. Cost:
$13-20. Contact: 786-2440 or
slolittletheatre.org.

Recurring Events

SUN JAN 24 at 3:00 pm: Dr. Seuss


& Resources
THE CAT IN THE HAT at Cohan Ctr,
Cal Poly PAC, 1 Grand Ave, SLO.
The whole family will enjoy this
stage adaption of the Dr. Seuss Every WED 3:00-4:00 pm: PAWS
classic. Cost: $12-24. Contact: 756- TO READ at Los Osos Library, 2075
Palisades Ave. Read to Berkeley,
SAT JAN 16 9:00 am-3:30 pm: 6556 or calpolyarts.org.
a golden retriever, who loves to
WINTER BIRD FESTIVAL FAMILY
THU
JAN
28
at
7:00
pm:
THE
listen to children read. Cost: free.
DAY at Museum of Natural
PEKING
ACROBATS
at
Clark
Ctr,
Contact: 528-1862.
History, 20 State Park Rd, Morro
487 Fair Oaks Ave, Arroyo Grande.
Bay. This event includes a birding
Enjoy a troupe of Chinas most Every THU 6:30-9:30 pm: SLO
introduction, easy hikes, crafts
gifted tumblers, contortionists, CHESS CLUB meets at Carls Jr
and activities, a puppet show,
jugglers, cyclists, and gymnasts. on Santa Rosa St, 1 block W of
and critter crawl in honor of our
Cost: $36-46. Contact: 489-9444 Foothill, across from Cal-Poly. All
Globally Important Bird Area,
or clarkcenter.org.
ages. Cost: free. Contact: 441-7210
home to or visited by more than
or slochess.com.
200 bird species. Reservations are
FRI JAN 29 at 8:00 pm:
requested for kayak trips. Cost:
WELLINGTON INTERNATIONAL Every SAT 10:00 am-2:00 pm:
$3 per adult entering museum UKULELE ORCHESTRA at Cohan
SLO CHESS CLUB meets at the
(kayak trips: $10). Contact: 772- Ctr, Cal Poly PAC, 1 Grand Ave, SLO.
big board on the Morro Bay
7273 or morrobaybirdfestival.org. Sharing DNA with Flight of the
Embarcadero at the west end of
Conchords and hailing from the Morro Bay Blvd (down the stairs).
SAT JAN 16 at 2:00 pm: FAMILY home of The Hobbit movies, New
Cost: free. Contact: 441-7210 or
MOVIE at Los Osos Library, 2075 Zealands ukulele supergroup
slochess.com.

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Local Resources
The Mankind Project mens
support group meetings: all issues
welcome. Find purpose, mastery,
healthy autonomy, and your lifes
mission and purpose. Gain skills
to change your life or to become
a better husband or dad. Call
ahead to confirm. 1st & 3rd TUE
6:00-9:00 pm in San Luis Obispo.
Contact: 459-7808. 1st & 3rd THU
6:30-9:30 pm in Cayucos. Contact:
471-9342. 2nd & 4th THU 6:309:00 pm in Atascadero. Contact:
235-2774. Cost: free. Info: www.
mkp.org.

2nd THU of every month at 6:30


pm: Breastfeeding Basics at Twin
Cities Community Hospital, 1100
Las Tablas Rd, Templeton. In this
introduction to breastfeeding
class you and your family will
learn about the practical aspects
of feeding your newborn from
an Internationally Board Certified
Lactation Consultant. Cost: free.
Contact: 239-4443.

San Luis Obispo Special Education


Local Plan Area (SELPA) and
Community Advisory Committee
(CAC) offer parent orientation
3rd SAT every month 3:00-6:00 to special education programs in
pm: Interactive Indonesian Music SLO County. Contact: 782-7301 or
at Grandmas Frozen Yogurt, 307 www.sloselpa.org/pro_dev.htm.
Morro Bay Blvd, MB. Instruments
available for all. Play along with Twin Cities Community Hospital
ru and Anna! Endang ru Volunteers, a non-profit org
Rukandi is a master of the regional providing support to patients,
music of West Java. Cost: free. doctors, and nurses of the
hospital, seek volunteers to work
Contact: 704-9866.
in the gift shop and Obstetrics
1st & 3rd THU every month 7:00- Dept. AM and PM 4 hour shifts are
8:30 pm: Drop-in Dream Group at available. Contact: 434-4524.
St. Benedicts Episcopal Church,
2220 Snowy Egret Ln, Los Osos. Last FRI every month at 6:00 pm:
This drop-in support group is to Family Fun at Unity Church, 1165
share dreams and the relationship Stubblefield St, Orcutt. Contact:
between dreams and spiritual 937-3025.
path, using Jungian interpretive
assumptions
and
language Every THU-FRI 12:00-5:00 pm &
and Robert Johnsons book SAT 11:00 am-5:00 pm: Exploration
Inner Work. Cost: free. Contact: Station Interactive Science Center
welcomes families at 867 Ramona
bobpelfrey@charter.net.
Ave, Grover Beach. Cost: $23rd WED of every month at 6:30 3. Contact: 473-1421 or http://
pm: Prepared & Natural Chidlbirth explorationstation.org.
Classes at Twin Cities Community
Hospital, 1220 Las Tablas Rd, 2nd THU of every month 6:00-7:00
Templeton. This is a six-series pm: Grief Support Group at Central
class addressing all matters of Coast Hospice, 253 Granada Dr,
childbirth in the form of a lecture Ste D, San Luis Obispo. This free
as well as hands-on demos and group is for anyone suffering the
practice techniques. Cost: free. loss of a loved one who is in need
of support. Contact: 540-6020.
Contact: 434-4654.

Womens Shelter

of San Luis Obispo County


crisis line: 781-6400
business phone: 781-6401
email: info@wspslo.com
www. womensshelterslo.org

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January 2016

2nd SAT of every month FEBNOVat 9:00 am: the Santa Maria
Recreation and Parks Dept offers
free docent-led nature walks in
Los Flores Ranch, 6271 Dominion
Rd, Santa Maria. Cost: free.
Contact: 925-0951 x 263.

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
2nd MON every month 6:30-8:00 medical referrals. Contact: 481pm: Caregiver Support Group 2692 or 788-0827.
at Cayucos Community Church,
Ocean Ave & S 3rd St. free support 1st WED every month at 12:00
for caregivers and family dealing pm: Disabled American Veterans
with long-term illness, memory luncheon at Veterans Memorial
loss, dementia, and Alzheimers. Bldg, 313 W. Tunnell St, Santa
Maria. Contact: 345-0402.
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 home
management, traveling, and using
talking library books. Contact:
462-1225.

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: 5442266 or hospiceslo.org.

Every TUE at 7:00 pm: Al-Anon


Family Support Group at Luis
2nd & 4th MON every month OASIS Senior Center, 420 Soares
at 6:30 pm: MOPS (Mothers of Ave, Orcutt. Contact: 937-9750.
Preschoolers) meet at Pacific
Christian Church, 3435 Santa 3rd WED every month at 7:00 pm:
Maria Way, Santa Maria. Childcare How to Survive Divorce seminar
is provided. Contact: 934-3491 or at the San Luis Obispo Womens
Community Center, 1124 Nipomo
www.pacificchristian.net.
St, #D in SLO. Practical tips,
Every TUE 3:00-6:00 pm & FRI pointers, and suggestions for
3:00-5:30 pm: Teen Wellness handling family law issues. $10.00
Program at Arroyo Grande EOC donation requested for handout
Health Services Clinic, 1152 E Grand materials and book. Contact: 544Ave. Health services, including 9313 to register.
reproductive health, in a safe
environment with staff trained 4th TUE every month at 5:30 pm:
to screen, assess, and to provide Legal Clinic for Self-Represented
intervention. Appointments are Litigants at the San Luis Obispo
County Courthouse Law Library,
preferred. Contact: 489-4026.
1050 Monterey St in SLO, #125.
1st WED every month at 9:00 am: SLO County Bar Assn Family Law
Community Action Partnership Section & Womens Community
Senior Health Screening at First Center provide one-on-one legal

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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 Co) offers:
Weekly Drop-In Support Groups
for Sexual Assault Survivors; 24
Hour Crisis Line; Advocacy and
Accompaniment; Peer Counseling;
Individual Counseling; Prevention
and Education, and Womens
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-Jacks 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 - Jacks Helping
Hand at Pats 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 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.

Central Coast Family

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.

Central Coast Commission for


Senior Citizens offers many free
services: Senior Connection connecting callers with local
resources; one on one Medicare
assistance, advise and referrals
for long term care, 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.

1st THU every month at 6:15 pm:


Commission on the Status of
Women meets at Coast National
Bank, 500 Marsh St, SLO. This
official advisory group to SLO
County Board of Supervisors
identifies issues of concern to
women that are not the focus
of other advocacy or advisory Hospice of San Luis Obispo
organizations. Contact: 788-3406. County provides free grief
counseling,
group
support,
Every WED 11:00 am-12:00 pm: counseling, crisis intervention,
Growing With Baby, an infant and wellness education to those
feeding office for breastfeeding with a life-limiting illness, their
moms and babies (0-10 mos), families, and the bereaved. This
offers a free class on feeding, non-profit agency offers free
crying, and sleep at 1230 Marsh counseling, community education
St, SLO. Nurse and lactation and volunteer support to those
consultant
Andrea
Herron grieving a death or dealing with
answers
questions.
Dads potential
end-of-life
issues.
welcome! Call to reserve. Contact: Offices in San Luis Obispo and
543-6988.
Paso Robles. Contact: 544-2266.
Morro Bay Museum of Natural
History offers Adventures With
Nature & Mind Walks. Find the
schedule at: www.ccnha.org/
naturewalks.html.

January 2016

Volunteer as a Good Neighbor!


Make a difference in the life of an
older or disabled adult. Trained
volunteers choose services to
contribute and schedule hours

at their convenience. Training is


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 sponsors guest
speakers and public programs.
Find events, weather updates,
and
resources
at:
www.
centralcoastastronomy.org.
San Luis Coastal Adult Schools
Parent Participation Program
offers Core Parenting and
Enrichment classes in San Luis
Obispo, Morro Bay, and Los
Osos. Bring your child to activity
classes, or find peer support and
education just for parents. Cost:
$76 for 10 wks. Contact: 549-1222
or parentparticipation.org.

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Local Resources

Alternative Education
on the
Central Coast

Charter Schools
CAVA California Virtual Academies
and K give kids the chance to
learn at their own pace. Online
schooling is aligned with California
state standards. Teacher support as
needed, meetings and work samples
required quarterly. Contact: (866)
339-6790, caliva.org, or k12.com.
Family Partnership. A tuition-free
K-12 independent study public school
serving Santa Barbara, San Luis
Obispo and Ventura counties. Home
study charter schools in San Luis
Obispo (165 Grand Ave), Solvang,
Santa Maria, and Cambria. Meet
with teachers weekly and turn in
work samples. Contact: 348-3333 or
fpcharter.org.
Olive Grove. Independent study
home school with sites in San Luis
Obispo (165 Grand Ave), Santa
Maria, Lompoc, Los Olivos, and
Santa Barbara. Meet with teacher
weekly and turn in work samples.
Enrichment classes also offered.
Contact: 543-2701 or sbceoportal.
org/losolivos.
Orcutt Academy Independent Study.
Affiliated with Orcutt Academy
Charter School at 500 Dyer St, this
free program offers home study and
blended classroom/home study for
grades K-8. Contact: 938-8934 or
orcuttacademycharter.net.
Summit Academy charter school
serves K-12 grades, and provides

Central Coast Family

Santa Lucia School on 5 acres in


Templeton.
Peace education for
over 25 years. Integrated curriculum
founded on life experiences, indepth study, and active immersion in
the arts for grades 1-8. Attendance
Mon-Thu with homeschool Fridays.
Carpooling encouraged. Contact:
434.2217 or santaluciaschool.org.
SLO Classical Academy. Private
school.
Part time or full time
classical education in SLO. Part time
options are Tuesday/ Thursday or
Monday/ Wednesday with a Friday
enrichment day. Contact: 548-8700
or sloclassicalacademy.com.

Central Coast families are fortunate to have a wide variety of quality


choices for their childrens education. Following are some options for
those seeking secular alternative education in our region. For more
information on independent and religious schools, go to: cde.ca.gov/
re/sd or private-schools.findthebest.com/directory/a/California.
Parent Participation. San Luis Coastal
Adult School offers core classes
to enhance parenting skills, meet
other families, and allow children
to play with peers. Also enrichment
classes such as Spanish, Cooking,
and Gardening, and a Cooperative
Preschool at CL Smith. Contact: 5491222 or parentparticipation.org.

days per week. Contact: 929-6878.

Wishing Well School in Los Osos


offers pre-school, mixed age
kindergarden, and 1st-3rd grades.
The approach (educating the whole
child: head, heart, and hands) is
based on Rudolf Steiners Waldorf
personalized home-based learning model. Contact: 235-4401.
that fosters investigation, skill Childrens
House
Montessori
development and creativity, and School in Atascadero strives to help
lifelong curiosity. Contact: (818) 450- each child reach his/her greatest
9810 or summitacademyca.org.
potential, by embracing learning
and appreciating and respecting
Nature Based Schools
the world. Contact: 466-5068 or
SLOWanders. Offering nature-based childrenshouse.cc.
education in SLO County. Programs Montessori Childrens School in San
include wilderness living skills, Luis Obispo seeks to inspire a passion
naturalist studies, wildlife tracking, for excellence, to nurture curiosity,
awareness skills, and rites-of-passage creativity and imagination, and to
customized for after-school, home- awaken the human spirit of every
school, and personal one-on-one child. Ages 3-12. Contact: 544-6691
mentoring. Weekend workshops or montessoriofslo.com.
for adults. Contact: 215-0595 or
slowanders.com.
Central Coast Montessori School in
Morro Bay offers a rich, individualized
Outside Now. Summer, after-school, academic environment to promote
and private nature-based education independence and optimum scholastic
in SLO County. Contact: 541-9900 or achievement. Contact: 772-9317 or
outsidenow.org.
centralcoastmontessori.com.
Coyote Road Regional School. Heritage Montessori Preschool
Natural Science and Outdoor in San Luis Obispo provides an
Education. Contact: 466-4550 or enriching and loving environment in
coyoteroadschool.com.
a beautiful country setting. Waldorf
and Montessori based for ages 2.5-5
Independent Schools
years. Contact: 235-5589.
Central Coast International School. Academics and More is a Homeschool
Inquiry-based, small class, International Helper class for 7th-8th grade at
Baccalaureate (IB) candidate school
Ludwick Community Center in SLO.
serving grades 1-8 in SLO. One tablet
computer per child. Spanish and Offered in partnership with City of
Mandarin taught weekly. Strong SLO, this class includes a convenient
math, sciences, music and arts. Caring cost-effective way for students to
community that nurtures learners. gain access to a tutor, community
involvement, assistance with their
Contact: 858-8054 or ccisslo.com.
school work, time management and
The Laureate School. Project-based, organization skills, and more. Contact:
differentiated learning to develop EarthAdventuresForKids.com.
critical thinking, in arts, technology,
Public Schools
foreign language, and character
development programs.
In San
Luis Obispo. Contact: 544-2141 or Cambria Montessori Learning Center.
Tuition-free public school in Morro
laureateschool.org.
Bay for grades K-6th through the
Clarity Steiner School in Nipomo. Family Partnership Charter School.
Waldorf education for first and Contact: 927-2337, 541-2412 or
second graders. Class meets four familypartnershipschool.com.

January 2016

Santa Maria Joint Union Home School.


Accredited high school program at
Santa Maria Public Library. Interactive
student-parent-teacher partnerships
provide educational resources, a
mentor teacher, and eligibilty for
sports, clubs, and activities. Students
may qualify to enroll in community
college as well as secondary classes.
Contact: 937-2051 x 2761 or x 2762.
Templeton Independent Study
High School. WASC accredited.
Weekly meeting with teacher.
Opportunity for early graduation
and concurrent Cuesta College
enrollment. In Templeton and SLO
at Los Ranchos Elementary School.
Contact 434-5833 or tae.tusd.
ca.schoolloop.com/tishs.
Trivium Charter Schools in Lompoc,
Santa Maria, and Arroyo Grande
offer a hybrid program of classical
project-based classes 2 days per
week and homeschool 3 days
per week. Contact: 489-7474 or
triviumcharter.org.
West Mall Alternative School.
Independent Study Home School
in Atascadero. Contact: 462-4238
or
edline.net/pages/West_Mall_
Alternative.
Paso Robles Joint Unified School
District Home School & Independent
Study Program serves K-8th grade.
Students and parents work one-onone with teachers, receive lesson
plans, textbooks, and teachers
editions for all subjects. Classes,
enrichment activities, and field trips
are also offered. Contact: 769-1675.
Homeschool Organizations
California Homeschool Network is
a statewide grassroots organization
to protect the right of parents to
educate their children. Their website
provides information about current
state and federal laws, and how to
get started. Contact: (800) 327-5339
or californiahomeschool.net.
Homeschoolers of the Central
Coast. An inclusive Yahoo! group
meeting on a regular basis for
interaction and field trips: groups.
yahoo.com/group/Homeschoolers_of_
the_Central_Coast.
Santa Maria Inclusive Learners.
A Yahoo! group offering free
homeschool
enrichment
and
support: groups.yahoo.com/group/
santa_maria_inclusive_learners.
Templeton Unified School District
K-8 Home Schooling program.
Contact: 434-5840 or tae.tusd.ca.
schoolloop.com.
Note: This feature is published as space
allows and is a work in progress. Please
submit updates, corrections, or additional
resources to: ccfamilyed@gmail.com.

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