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Toilet
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Many parents are unsure about when to start toilet teaching or “potty training.” Not all kids are ready at the same age, so it’s important to watch your child for signs of readiness, such as stopping an activity for a few seconds or clutching his or her diaper. Most children begin to show these signs between 18 and 24 months, although some may be ready earlier or later than that. And boys often start later and take longer to learn to use the potty than girls. Instead of using age as a readiness indicator, look for other signs that your child may be ready to start heading for the potty, such as the ability to:

• follow simple instructions

• understand words about the toileting process

• control the muscles responsible for elimination

• express a need to go verbally

• keep a diaper dry for 2 hours or more

• get to the potty, sit on it, and then get off the potty

• pull down diapers, disposable training pants, or underpants

• show an interest in using the potty or wearing underpants

AbouT TiminG

There are some stressful or difficult times when you may want to put off starting the toilet-teaching process — when traveling, around the birth of a

sibling, changing from the crib to the bed, moving to a new house, or when your child is sick (especially if diarrhea is

a factor). It may be better to postpone

it until your child’s environment is stable and secure. Also, some experts may recommend starting the process during summer because kids wear less

clothing, but it is not a good idea to wait

if your child is ready.

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Of course, teaching a toddler to use a potty isn’t an overnight experience. The process often takes between 3 and 6 months, although it may take more or less time for some children. Although some little ones can learn to both make it through the night without wetting or soiling themselves (or the bed) and use the potty around the same time, it may take additional months to even years to master staying dry at night.

Potty tyPeS

The two basic potty options are:

1. a standalone, toddler-size potty chair with a bowl that can be emptied into the toilet

2. a toddler-size seat that can be placed

on top of your toilet seat that will let your child feel more secure and not fear falling in If you opt for the modified toilet seat, consider getting a stepping stool so that your child can reach the seat comfortably. Stools can also help kids learn to push with their legs when having a bowel movement. It’s usually best for boys to first learn to use the toilet sitting down before learning to pee standing up. For boys who feel awkward — or scared — about standing on a stool to pee in the toilet, a potty chair may be a better option.

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pants. Some think that they’re just bigger diapers and might make kids think it’s OK to use them like diapers, thus slowing the toilet-teaching process. Others feel that training pants are

a helpful step between diapers and

underwear. Because kids’ nighttime bladder and bowel control often lags behind their daytime control, some parents like using training pants at night. Others prefer that their child use training pants when they’re out and about. Once the training pants remain dry for a few days, kids can make the switch to wearing underwear.

Ask your doctor if your child would benefit from using disposable training pants as a transitional step.

Common ProBLemS

It’s common for a previously toilet- taught child to have some trouble using

the potty during times of stress. For example, a 2- or 3-year-old dealing with

a new sibling may regress (return to a

previous level of development). But if your child was previously potty trained and is having problems, talk with your doctor just to be on the safe side and to rule out things like an infection.

If your child is 3 years or older and is not yet potty trained, talk to the doctor, who can help determine the problem and offer advice to make the process easier.

tiPS For toiLet teACHing

Even before your child is ready to try the potty, you can prepare your little one by teaching about the process:

• Use words to express the act of using the toilet (“pee,” “poop,” and “potty”). • Ask your child to let you know when a diaper is wet or soiled. • Identify behaviors (“Are you going poop?”) so that your child can learn to recognize peeing and pooping. • Get a potty chair your child can practice sitting on. At first, your child can sit on it clothed. Then, he or she can sit on the chair with a diaper. And when ready, your child can go bare- bottomed.

If you’ve decided that your child is ready

to start learning how to use the potty,

these tips may help:

• Set aside some time to devote to the potty-training process. • Don’t make your child sit on the toilet against his or her will. • Show your child how you sit on the toilet and explain what you’re doing (because your child learns by watching you). You can also have your child sit on the potty seat and watch while you — or one of his or

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her siblings — use the toilet. • Establish a routine. For example, you may want to begin toilet teaching by having your child sit on the potty after waking with a dry diaper, or 45 minutes to an hour after drinking lots of fluid. You may be able to catch your child peeing. Only put your child on the potty for a few minutes a couple of times a day, and let your child get up if he or she wants to. • Try catching your child in the act of pooping. Children often give clear cues that they need to use the bathroom — their faces turn red, and they may grunt or squat. And many kids are regular as to the time of day they tend to have a bowel movement. • Have your child sit on the potty within 15 to 30 minutes after meals to take advantage of the body’s natural tendency to have a bowel movement after eating (this is called the gastro- colic reflex). • Remove a bowel movement (poop) from your child’s diaper, put it in the toilet, and tell your child that poop goes in the potty. • Make sure your child’s wardrobe is adaptable to potty training. In other words, avoid overalls and shirts that snap in the crotch. Simple clothes are a must at this stage and kids who are potty training need to be able to undress themselves. • Some parents like to let their child have some time during the day without a diaper. If he or she urinates without wearing a diaper, your child may be more likely to feel what’s happening and express discomfort. (But if you opt to keep your child’s bottom bare for a little while, you’ll probably need to keep the potty close by, protect your rugs and carpet, and be willing to clean up.) • When your son is ready to start peeing standing up, have “target practice.” Show him how to stand so that he can aim into the toilet. Some parents use things like cereal pieces as a sort of bull’s-eye to try aiming at. • Offer your child small rewards, such as stickers or time reading with Mommy, every time your child goes in the potty. Keep a chart to track successes. Once your little one appears to be mastering the use of the toilet, let him or her pick out pairs of big-kid underpants to wear. • Make sure all of your child’s caregivers — including babysitters, grandparents, and childcare workers — follow the same routine and use the same names for body parts and bathroom acts. Let them know how you’re handling the issue and ask that they use the same approaches so

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your child won’t become confused. Above all, be sure to praise all attempts to use the toilet, even if nothing happens. And remember that accidents will happen. It’s important not to punish potty-training children or show disappointment when they wet or soil themselves or the bed. Instead, tell your child that it was an accident and offer your support. Reassure your child that he or she is well on the way to using the potty like a big kid. If you’re torn about when to start the

toilet-teaching process altogether, let your child be your guide. Don’t feel pressured by others (your parents, in-laws, friends, siblings, coworkers, etc.) to begin. Many parents of past generationsstartedpottytrainingmuch sooner than many parents do today. It all depends on the child. Kids will let parents know when they’re ready.

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Education

Read This!
Read This!

by Jeffrey Cyr

I was recently asked to share my expertise in the teaching field to help parents bridge the gap between the classroom and at home studies. One of the questions I am most frequently asked by parents is “How can I get my child to pick up a book and read independently at home?”

The joy of curling up with a good book and getting lost in a favorite adventure, mystery, or myth is often overlooked by children with access to many stimulating devices just begging to occupy their imagination. The joy of independent reading is something that can’t be forced on a child, and trying is oftentimes a source of frustration for parents and teachers alike. I want to offer a different way to look at independent reading to help parents support their child when trying to get them to finish a book!

Let’s start with how to choose a

book. The key is to build enthusiasm. I start this lesson in my classroom by first discussing the books I’ve loved to read in the past and why they had an effect on me. I’m going to be honest; I also LOOK AT THE COVER to judge a book! No kidding, artwork- -especially in a picture book for a young reader--is critically important. The cover image often supports the “message” within the story and can build excitement and curiosity. The cover may also display awards the book has won, such as the Caldecott medal (outstanding illustrations) or the Newbery medal (outstanding contributions to children’s literature) to help guide young readers in finding the ideal book.

For my older students and my own two boys, I try to introduce a new book with enthusiasm and excitement. I’ll do a little research and bring certain books up in a conversation depending

upon the message I want the kids to absorb. For instance, at the beginning of each year I read The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane by Kate DiCamillo because I can teach the valuable lessons of friendship, loyalty, honesty, and love - all in the context of our interactive conversations.

The love of reading starts with a conversation, just as our ancestors passed their stories and customs from one generation to the next using an oral tradition. My students and my sons immediately feel my excitement when we start talking about going to the library or a local bookstore to pick out a new book! The battle comes in different stages, and the first obstacle to get over is choosing the right book. Here are some specific suggestions:

Ask a Friend, Teacher, Parent, or Librarian Pick a Favorite Author Find a Genre that connects to the reader Read Reviews or Best Seller Lists Start with a Smaller “quick” read

Once a title has been selected, the next hurdle is starting the book and making sure your child doesn’t lose interest. Parents: it is VERY important to make sure your children are reading at their own levels. I can’t emphasize this point enough, so I’m going to repeat it: Make sure that each child is reading at his or her own level! Next month, I’ll discuss a quick

at his or her own level! Next month, I’ll discuss a quick and easy way to

and easy way to find your children’s independent reading level. If you can’t wait and NEED to know today, your children’s teachers should know their reading levels, especially now at the end of the school year.

I know with my own kids, even after

we’ve had a fabulous discussion about a new book and they appear excited, the book can end up sitting unread on their desks or buried in their backpacks. If this occurs, I try to kick- start the book for them and read the first chapter or so to get their interest levels peaked. Usually, by using awesome voices and voice inflection, it’s enough to “hook” my boys into reading the rest of the story on their own. The children in my classrooms have also enjoyed all the silly voices, gestures, and characterizations I use when reading a book with them. Oftentimes, we find ourselves using character voices throughout our day, regardless of the subject or matter. The big picture here is to have a fresh sense of humor and to make the “experience” of reading positive, so that your child will repeat the desired task all on his or her own.

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It may take up to several books

including active parent involvement before the love of reading truly catches on and you start to see

a difference in your child. I often

tell parents during parent/teacher

conferences that reading is a skill that needs to be practiced at home.

If you’ve never expected your son

or daughter to read a complicated chapter book, don’t judge them if they can’t understand Harry Potter by

a certain age or grade level. A child’s

confidence in reading builds with one short story at a time.

After reading this article, it is my hope that you will sit down in a comfy spot with your child (young or old), and read together The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane by Kate DiCamillo. This is a great way to kick- start a love of reading in your child. Feel free to drop me a line and share any challenges or success stories you have experienced.

Jeff Cyr is a k-6th grade educator on the Central Coast. He can be reached at MrDragonflyTeacher@gmail.com.

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Family Life Summer camps by Steven Smith One great way for kids to explore family? Parents

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One great way for kids to explore family? Parents and children need to

new activities, have fun, and make new friends is to attend a summer camp. Luckily for kids living along the Central Coast, there are a variety of opportunities, including day camp or overnight/residential camps, including many that cater to specific hobbies or educational interests. What type of camp would suit your child best? For instance, there are residential / overnight camps where children could spend a week or two away from home. Is your child old enough and ready to be away from the

discuss whether day camp or a week- long camp are suitable for them. Does the camp have a program that offers the sort of experience that you wantforyourchild? Forexample,there are traditional camps, high adventure camps, and camps that focus on specific interests like performing arts, nature, science, or sports. How is the camp program evaluated? Is it accredited by the American Camp Association? Will your child receive a quality experience or will the staff just serve as babysitters? Parents can

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visit and tour camp facilities, as well as meet camp directors and staff. Often camps have introductory videos you can watch online. I recommend checking on camp references and asking other parents about camps. Parents should also research a camp’s standards and philosophy.

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ages 4-12 and teens), 209 Bonetti, San Luis Obispo, (805) 544-8866, www.aikidoslo.com • CCG - Central Coast Gymnastics at 21 Zaca Lane in San Luis Obispo, (805) 549-8408, www.iflipforccg.com/ • Performance Athletics at 4844 Broad Street in San Luis Obispo, (805) 547-1496, www.performance athleticsslo.com • Central Coast Polo Club, (805) 801- 9410, www.centralcoastpolo.com • Cal Poly Soccer, (805) 541-3031, www.catalystsoccer.com Warm days also make summer a wonderful time for children to learn to swim! Kids can take lessons at one of the many local pools in the area. • SLO Swim Center, (805) 781-7284, www.slocity.org/parksandrecreation /aquatics.asp#SwimLessons • Cuesta College Pool, (805) 546-3132, www.communityprograms.net/ aqua/swimindex.htm • Five Cities Swim Club at 425 Traffic Way in Arroyo Grande, (805) 481- 6399, www.5citiesswimclub.com • Kennedy Fitness Centers, call (805)

Steven Smith is a resident of San Luis Obispo and a graduate of CSU Long Beach with a degree in Creative Writing. Steven is a painter/muralist and freelance writer. His art can be viewed at www.myspace.com/ sloartiststevensmith. Contact Steven at:

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Local History

Local History by Guy Crabb As far back as the 1880s, the sport of racing was

by Guy Crabb

As far back as the 1880s, the sport of racing was king in San Luis Obispo. The love of racing has been a long and deep tradition in our county. Normally when we think about racing, car racing comes to mind, since NASCAR has become a very popular sport. Car racing in San Luis Obispo has a long and varied history, but the history of racing began long before cars were the stars. During the mid 1800s, horse racing was king of the sport.

The king of horse racing in our county in the 1850s was not only an incredible horseman and racer, but he was also one of the most notorious murderers in the county’s history. This article is about the history of racing in San Luis Obispo County, so I am going to leave out the murdering side of Jack Powers and focus on his amazing skills as a horseman and the cool races he was involved in.

Back in the 1850s, there were many types of horse racing. One of the most popular types was long distance racing. Jack Powers was famous throughout California for his riding skills. He also had a reputationasaprofessionalgambler in the saloons of Los Angeles and San Francisco. The citizens of San Luis Obispo had many opportunities

to witness Jack in action. He would make a horse switch in San Luis Obispo on a long distance race that would start in Santa Barbara or Los Angeles and end in San Francisco. In May of 1858, Jack successfully raced in a challenge designed just for him. The challenge was to ride 150 miles in 8 consecutive hours, and the prize was $2,500. Long distance horse racing was one of the first forms of racing in our county, with Jack being the sport’s most famous rider.

Many local citizens created their own versions of long distance racing from one end of San Luis Obispo County to the other. I can imagine a starting line of 20 or 30 riders waiting to take off and all the dust kicking up and horses bumping into each other as the riders tried to take the lead.

As time progressed, so did the sport of horse racing in the county. The first local organized horse track that I have found was in the city of San Luis Obispo around 1875. It was located in the Laguna Lake area of the city. The evidence I saw was several old racing claim tickets that were found in the walls of a local building that was being demolished. On the ticket was the title “San Luis Obispo Race Track

San Luis Obispo Exposition Race Track in 1923
San Luis Obispo Exposition Race Track in 1923

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Pools” and the tickets were dated in May of 1875. At one point in the history of the Laguna Race Track there was a race between a horse and a world class bicyclist from New York. The bicyclist put up a purse of $200 for the race, betting that he could beat a horse in a race. As the race began, the horse and its rider left the bicyclist in the dust and won the $200 purse to the delight of the local crowd.

the area of South Street in the city. Today, a street in the area named “Exposition Drive” curves around

a corner to become Woodbridge

Street. This is very close to where the race track was located. There is a part of Woodbridge Street where the hill on one side has an outcropping of rocks. This area was called “Cheapskate Hill” because many people would sit up there and watch the races without paying admission.

Mr. Horatio M. Warden was a leading citizen of the city. He was a rancher and land developer, as well as a chief promoter and stockholder of the Trotting Park Association of San Luis Obispo. According to Warden, this association owned and maintained “one of the most finest race courses in the State.” I am not certain about the location of the track, but I think that the “Laguna Race Track” and “Trotting Park Association” refer to the same track, because both are referenced as being in the Laguna Lake area during the same time period.

By the 1950s, San Luis Obispo had drag racing with famous people like Jim McLenna racing their dragsters down the middle of the landing strip at the San Luis Obispo County Airport. There is a funny story about two Top Fuelers racing down the air/drag strip just as a small plane landed at the finish line, with both dragsters making quick maneuvers to avoid a collision. The

as San Luis Obispo Exposition Park. plane landed and the pilot never

In 1922, a group of San Luis Obispo businessmen incorporated themselves into a company known

The track was completed by 1923, and it was considered one of the finest one-mile race tracks in California. Frank Lockhart, who won the Indianapolis 500 in 1926, started his racing career in 1923 at the Exposition Race Track.

California had about 700,000 cars in 1922, and with the popularity of the automobile, came the need for speed. In the past, people had

looked back. I have a cool picture of Jim racing on the airstrip in 1957. Jim was elected to the International Drag Racing Hall of Fame in 2007.

tried to breed a faster horse; in the 1920s came the need to build a faster automobile. Soon, the thrill of horse racing was replaced by car

Along with drag racing at the airport came road races. In 1965, San Luis Obispo held its 8th annual road race

racing in our county.

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the airport. The history of racing

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The top speed of a typical early 1920s car was about 40 to 50 miles per hour, but the engine could be “souped up” to go much faster if a mechanic knew what to do. The San Luis Obispo Exposition Park group decided to build their track near

Guy Crabb teaches at Charles E. Teach Elementary School in San Luis Obispo. He graduated from Cal Poly SLO and has been teaching for over 20 years. Guy was selected as San Luis Coastal Unified School District Teacher of the Year for 2006-2007. Reach him at crabbx5@charter.net.

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Library Voice

on workshop on building a turbine to catch the wind. (Ages 9-12, must preregister) karen Garman: She weaves props, costumes, and games with drama, dance, and storytelling. Every show becomes unique. Dean Giles: He will take kids on a journey from the roots of rhythm to today’s popular music. Learn about African rhythms and techniques and recreate a traditional drum circle. Kara Hagedorn: An environmental educator and raptor rehabilitator focuses on the beauty, behavior and value of raptors with Sunshine the Red-Tailed Hawk. Valerie Johnson and Al b blue: They perform blues and gospel music throughout history with lots of audience participation. Gerald Joseph: If you love tricks and illusions, don’t miss this magician. Bring the whole family and prepare to be amazed! tom Knight: Talk about creative! This performer from Ithaca, NY writes his own songs, creates hand-crafted puppets and inspires more belly- laughs than anyone else I know! Shawn mcmaster: His unique blend of comedy, magic, and love of

challenge can check with their local branch to see if they can sign-up for Between the Covers @ your Library and earn fun prizes too! Dream Big: read @ your Library! is the theme for toddlers to fifth graders, and even babies can earn

a board book this summer. Lap

readers (having books read to them), and beginning readers read 20 books to complete their book logs, and chapter book readers finish with 10

books. The rewards are fabulous! reading invites creative audience

participation. Elaine muray: Sleeptalkin: Stories about Dreamin’ integrates props with a variety of characters and interaction for kids 5-years and up. Craig newton: This talented singer/ songwriter uses a wide assortment of instruments to create his own journey and bring his audience along. Be ready to rock! Karen Poland: This naturalist from Rancho El Chorro Outdoor School will bring an owl, rabbit, and snake to pass around for the program Fur, Feathers and Scales: Food Chain. nina Ryne: Soar through the worlds of your imagination with this singer, storyteller, and musician. ichimi Daiko: Enjoy authentic Japanese Taiko Drumming as seen at the local Obon Festival. bob Thomas: Turtle and Tortoise Rescue at Triple T Ranch will bring in rescues and talk about their protection through capture, breeding, care, and adoption. ivan ulz: The famous “Firetruck” song guy has moved back to the Central Coast from Greenwich Village and is ready to celebrate all summer long!! Aleksandra Wydzga: Learn about dinosaurs and other prehistoric animals of SLO County. See and

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LEGOLAND, Tastee Freez, In-N-Out Burger, Central Coast Gymnastics, Performance Athletics, and more. But that’s not all! Amazing live performances are planned all over the central coast geared toward children ages 4 and up. These professionals offer fun and educational programs. John beccia: This Paso Robles Kindergarten teacher draws kids into his circle of wonder through lively music (with a voice sweet and scratchy as a cat’s tongue), movement, and stories. kevin Carr: This “new to us” storyteller musician includes rare and exotic instruments like bagpipes, fiddle, and more. Diana Carter: Her children’s music has been adopted by the California Department of Education. Lucky us - we get her live presentation of music, dance, storytelling, and theater. Pam Donkin: An award-winning children’s recording artist, her charismatic performance style will engage everyone with movements, chants, and finger-plays. 4H Presents: Power of the Wind. 4H is offering another great hands-

Summer Reading Time!

4H is offering another great hands- Summer Reading Time! As promised, here is nearly everything you
4H is offering another great hands- Summer Reading Time! As promised, here is nearly everything you

As promised, here is nearly everything you need to be fully engaged in this summer’s programs throughout SLO County and beyond. I hope you cleared enough room on your refrigerator! We have been busily counting out and boxing up reading logs, incentives, posters, bookmarks and more to send out to all the library branches and twigs (little bitty, but powerful libraries).

by Kristen Barnhart
by Kristen Barnhart

saturday, June 9th marks the start of this year’s Summer Reading Program at your local San Luis Obispo County Library. Children and teens are all welcome to sign up to earn fabulous rewards for reading. Studies show that kids who continue to read throughout their summer breaks retain and maintain skills learned in the classroom far better than those who don’t. Adults who love a

far better than those who don’t. Adults who love a Central Coast Family • June 2012

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touch real fossils and replicas. own the night: read @ your Library! is our teen

touch real fossils and replicas. own the night: read @ your Library! is our teen theme for kids through high school. Reading ten books will earn fabulous rewards. One of the very cool things for tweens and teens this summer is that their reading logs include a raffle ticket. After collecting their canvas book bag, book, and coupons, readers can turn in their ticket for a chance of winning an IPod Touch! We are also offering programs aimed at older kids at several branch libraries again. These will require pre-registration, so be sure to call your local library. Central Coast Paranormal investigators: Consider audio and video evidence and investigators’ experiences. They will offer hands-on use of equipment and Q & A. “Who ya gonna call?” irene Flores: Manga Drawing Workshop with the illustrator of the graphic novel series “Mark of the Succubus” and “Shojo Fashion Manga Art School.” Irene will teach Manga techniques and critique work that kids bring. yvonne Helms: Artist Trading Cards Workshop. Create miniature works of art to trade with class participants or friends and family. sheri klein: Fused Glass Workshop.

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Projects will be fired in a kiln and returned to participants the week following the workshop. Check with your local library, “like” us on facebook: sloCountyLibrary, or visit the library websites www. slolibrary.org or www.blackgold.org for times and locations of these and other library programs and to make donations. With the economy so challenging, many families are opting for “staycations” this summer. Day trips to a “new to you” library are great fun for everyone. How can we offer all these programs with county budget cuts hanging over our heads? We receive generous support from the Foundation for SLO Public Libraries; CloudStar; Altrusa International of Cinco Cuidades and SLO; Rotary of Morro Bay, and Friends of the Library. It’s going to be a great summer!

Kristen Barnhart has been telling stories, recommending books, and stamping little hands for over 33 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!”

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self Care Beauty Blog: Clarify

• June 2012 • self Care Beauty Blog: Clarify by Mandy Buechner Living on the Central
• June 2012 • self Care Beauty Blog: Clarify by Mandy Buechner Living on the Central

by Mandy Buechner

Living on the Central Coast can be great for health and beauty with our mild climate and fresh ocean air. But there is something in the water you should be aware of.

Whether your home is on well or city water, the water probably contains minerals, heavy metals, and organic chemicals. City or community water systems use chemicals like aluminum sulfate and chlorine to keep water safe. In any case, the water can leave your hair feeling and looking dry, drab, or dull. Mineral deposits in the water attach themselves to your hair and skin. Do you notice brownish pink or orange stains in your shower when water is left to dry? Do you need to scrub cloudy water spots off your shower door or water glasses? This iron rust or scale is also on your hair and your skin if you are not clarifying!

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sure to clarify your hair at least once a week if you shampoo every other day, and twice a week if you wash your hair everyday. You need to be careful when buying a clarifying shampoo, because some over-the- counter shampoos will strip away your color. I love and recommend Enjoy Clarifying Spray. It is truly color safe, so you don’t have to worry about fading hair color. You just add it to your favorite shampoo to make it clarifying. After dispensing shampoo into your hand, simply add 4-5 squirts of Enjoy Clarifying Spray, rub hands together, and massage into scalp and hair. Rinse and follow with your usual conditioner. I also recommend clarifying your hair regularly if you are a swimmer or athlete. Don’t be left with green or dull hair this summer - clarify!

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June 2012 Free Ongoing Events

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

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

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

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

3:00-6:00pm 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

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

June is:

Birthstone: Pearl

9:00am-12:30pm Paso Robles Wal Mart 2:30-5:30pm Cambria Main St Vets Hall 4:00-8:00pm Avila Beach Promenade

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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 Int’l Childhood Cancer Awareness Month

Fruit & Vegetable Month National Rose Month National Tennis Month Int’l Childhood Cancer Awareness Month  
 
  12:00-2:30pm AG Village Gazebo 2:30-6:00pm Morro Bay 800 Main St LIBRARY STORYTIME: 11:00 AG
 

12:00-2:30pm AG Village Gazebo 2:30-6:00pm Morro Bay 800 Main St

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

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

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

3:00-6:00pm 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

9:00am-12:30pm Paso Robles Wal Mart 2:30-5:30pm Cambria Main St Vets Hall 4:00-8:00pm Avila Beach Promenade

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: 10:30 LO

 

Egg DAY

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

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

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

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

3:00-6:00pm 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

9:00am-12:30pm Paso Robles Wal Mart 2:30-5:30pm Cambria Main St Vets Hall 4:00-8:00pm Avila Beach Promenade

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: 10:30 LO

RAcE UNITY DAY

RAcE UNITY DAY
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LIBRARY STORYTIME: 11:00 AG

 
  FlY A kITE DAY
  FlY A kITE DAY

FlY A kITE DAY

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

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

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

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

3:00-6:00pm 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

9:00am-12:30pm Paso Robles Wal Mart 2:30-5:30pm Cambria Main St Vets Hall 4:00-8:00pm Avila Beach Promenade

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

LIBRARY STORYTIME: 10:30 LO

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INTERNATIONAl BAlD EAglE DAY    
 

FATHER’S DAY

FATHER’S DAY NATIONAl pINk DAY
FATHER’S DAY NATIONAl pINk DAY

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jUNETEENTH (End of slavery in 1865)

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

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

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

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

3:00-6:00pm 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

9:00am-12:30pm Paso Robles Wal Mart 10:00am-12:30pm Cayucos Vets Hall 2:30-5:30pm Cambria Main St Vets Hall 4:00-8:00pm Avila Beach Promenade

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

LIBRARY STORYTIME: 10:30 LO

LIBRARY STORYTIME: 10:30 LO

 
 

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HElEN kEllER’S BIRTHDAY (Born in 1880)

U.F.O. DAY HElEN kEllER’S BIRTHDAY (Born in 1880)  
 
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Family Events

APR 20-JUN 3 (times vary): OUTWARD BOUND at Pewter Plough Playhouse, 824 Main St, Cambria. See this captivating and ethereal fantasy, interspersed with humor, about an odd assortment of passengers on an ocean liner headed for an unknown destination. Cost: $15-$25. Contact: 927- 3877 or http://pewterploughplayhouse.org.

SAT JUN 2 2:00 pm & 8:00 pm: INSIDE OUT at Performing Arts Center, 1 Grand Ave, SLO. Variable Velocity Performance Group presents an evening of original work that explores the compelling phenomenon of the soloist in performance and the relentless physicality of the athlete. Contact: 756-2787 or pac.calpoly@gmail.com.

SAT JUN 2 5:00-10:00 pm: Templeton HS FFA STUDENT PROJECT AUCTION at American Legion Hall, 805 S Main St, Templeton. High school AG Mechanics students crafted incredible auction creations out of metal, wood, tile and paint. Proceeds go directly to students. Admission: free! Tri-Tip BBQ:

APR 26-JUN 10 (times vary): VAUDEVILLE SPECTACULAR at The Great American Melodrama and Vaudeville on HWY 1 in Oceano. Let the good times roll, bring the whole family and enjoy a full night of Vaudeville Revue! The best of the best from years past are packed into a high-energy series of skits, songs, and tricks. Tickets:

$18-$22, with discounts for groups, seniors, students, active military, and children. The in-house snack bar serves great food and drinks before the show and during

intermissions. Contact: 489-2499 or http:// at the Mission, 989 Chorro St, San Luis

americanmelodrama.com.

SAT JUN 2 at 8:00 pm: A MUSICAL JOURNEY The Vocal Arts Ensemble Prepares for Tour

$35.00 per person. Buy Raffle tickets to win donated items. Contact: 434-5850.

Obispo. Tickets: $15-30. Contact: 541-6797 or www.vocalarts.org.

MAY 12-JUN 3 (SAT & SUN) at 2:00 pm: WILLY WONKA: THE MUSICAL at Unity Church, 1490 Southwood Dr, SLO. Roald Dahl’s timeless story of the mad candy man comes to life on stage with beloved songs from the movie! Cost: $14-$20. Order tickets at www. brownpapertickets.com. Contact: 543-PLAY or http://kelrikproductions.com.

SUN JUN 3 8:00 am: JUNE BLOOM FUN RUN at Lopez Lake Recreation Area, at 6800 Lopez Dr, Arroyo Grande. Come rain or shine, the fundraising runs start at 8:00 am and include a 10k Trail Run, 5k Flat, and a Tiny Mile for ages 6 & under. Entry Fees:

10k - $35, 5k - $30, Tiny Mile - $15. Park Entry fee: $10. Contact: 481-1665.

MAY 31-JUN 3 (times vary): ELKS RODEO at Elks Rodeo Arena, Hwy 101 & Santa Maria Way, Santa Maria. Giddy up for 4 days of professional bull riding, cow roping, and general parading! There will be food, drinks, and vendors as well. Contact: 922-1538 or http://santamariaelks.com.

FRI JUN 1: HUNGER AWARENESS DAY throughout San Luis Obispo County. 1 Day. 1 Dollar. 1 Big Challenge to Feed the Hungry. Raise enough money in just one day to feed 44,000 hungry residents in SLO County! Donate online at www.slofoodbank.org, mail in a contribution, or look for collection sites throughout SLO County. Each dollar provides 7 nutritious meals!

SUN JUN 3 11:30 am-3:30 pm: AFTERNOON OF EPICUREAN DELIGHTS at Chapman House, 1243 Ocean Blvd, Shell Beach. This major event benefits the Health and Prevention Division of Community Action Partnership of SLO. Enjoy beautiful scenic views, listen to great music, and savor some of SLO County’s finest culinary offerings. Tickets: $100. Contact: 544-2498.

SUN JUN 3 at 3:00 pm: A MUSICAL JOURNEY The Vocal Arts Ensemble Prepares for Tour at Community Presbyterian Church, 2250 Yorkshire Dr, Cambria. Tickets: $20-$25. Contact: 541-6797 or www.vocalarts.org.

May 12-June 3 Saturdays & Sundays 2:00 PM $14-20 Unity of San Luis Obispo, 1490
May 12-June 3
Saturdays &
Sundays
2:00 PM
$14-20
Unity of San Luis Obispo, 1490 Southwood Drive, SLO
(805) 543-7529
Order tickets online: BrownPaperTickets

751 Palm St, SLO. This world-renowned all-

male choral ensemble is accompanied by a small chamber ensemble of violin, cello, lute, and guitar and brings back the magnificent music that resonated in the CA missions

over 200 years ago. Cost: $20-$44. Contact:

800 407-1400 or www.chanticleer.org.

not be quite what they seem. Tickets: $18- $22, with discounts for groups, seniors, students, active military, and children. The in-house snack bar serves great food and drinks before the show and during intermissions. Contact: 489-2499 or http:// americanmelodrama.com.

FRI JUN 15 at 6:00 pm: Community Partners in Caring annual fundraiser A Tour of Tuscany at Radisson Hotel, 3455 Skyway Dr, Santa Maria. Auction, hors d’oeuvres, hosted bar, and dinner. Cost: $100. Contact: 925-8000 or www.partnersincaring.org.

SUN JUN 3 at 6:00 pm: Academy Of Dance Presents INFUSION at Spanos Theatre, 1 Grand Ave, SLO. This upbeat, fast moving evening includes contemporary & jazz dance. Music varies from pop to classical & everything in-between. Cost: $20 - $25. Contact: 544-1230 or www.pacslo.org.

JUN 15-17 (times vary): PISMO CLASSIC CAR SHOW in the downtown area and on the Pismo pier. This 27th annual show features a thousand head-turning classic cars and rods, and is one of the largest car shows in the area. Contact: 866 450-7469 or http:// thepismobeachclassic.com.

SAT JUN 9 5:00-10:00 pm: TEEN HAWAIIAN POOL PARTY at Abel Maldonado Community Youth Center, 600 S. McClelland St, Santa Maria. Teens 7th-12th grade kick off the summer and enjoy Santa Maria style BBQ, games, dancing, inflatable pool slide, and a giant floating hound dog! Prizes for best limbo & DJ Flashback will be rockin’ the house. Cost: $5. Contact: 925-0951 x260.

SAT JUN 16 9:00 am–12:00 pm: KIDS FREE

FISHING CLINIC at 6800 Lopez Dr, Arroyo

Bring kids (under 16) to the clinic

at the Nature Center near the Marina. Come before 11:00 am to allow time to fish. Kids will be given lessons with an experienced fishermen on fishing ethics

TUE JUN 5 3:00-5:00 pm: Rare ASTRONOMY

SAT JUN 9 & SUN JUN 10 (times vary):

EVENT: SOLAR-VENUS TRANSIT at Paso CINDERELLA, CHOPINIANA & GISELLE ACT and conservation, knot tying, fish types

1 at Clark Center, 487 Fair Oaks Ave, Arroyo Grande. Enjoy an evening of dance and entertainment with Santa Maria Civic Ballet and Everybody Can DANCE. Contact: 489-

SAT JUN 16 at 12:00 pm: CENTRAL COAST OYSTER FESTIVAL at Morro Bay Golf

JUN 14-SEP 15 (times vary): GUNSMOKIN’ Course, 201 State Park Rd, Morro Bay.

at The Great American Melodrama and Vaudeville, 1863 Pacific Blvd, Oceano. This western parody is set on the streets of Dodge City during a time of strong, fearless, courageous men, but it is not a story of those men. Come along and frolic on a musical adventure where things may

a

local

Astronomical Society and peek through 9444 or http://clarkcenter.org.

and ecology, and how to cast your line. All equipment provided and everyone will fish. Rain cancels. Contact: 788-2381.

SAT JUN 9 at 10:00 am: Morro Bay Police K9 WALK-A-THON starts at Morro Rock, travels on the Embarcadero to Pacific St, up to Main Street, then back down the Embarcadero to Morro Rock. This event for all active pets and their owners will raise funds for Morro Bay’s newest K9 “Xello.” After the walk, enjoy events, vendor booths and demo’s. Contact: mbk9walk@gmail.com or www. morro-bay.ca.us.

JUN 1-JUL 21: Applications accepted for the CHILDREN’S CRAFT FAIRE at Los Osos Library, 2075 Palisades Ave, Los Osos. Children ages 13 and younger are invited to sell their crafts in the AUG 4 faire. Stop by the library for a free application. Contact:

528-1862.

MON JUN 4 7:00 pm: WINE, WAVES & BEYOND 3rd Annual Central Coast Longboard Surf Classic at Wine, Waves, 2757 Shell Beach Rd, Pismo Beach. This classic surf and wine event celebrates the best of San Luis Obispo County. Combining the fun, laid back atmosphere of wine country and unique surf culture, enjoy four days of unforgettable events evoking the magic of wine and waves. All proceeds support the Association of Amputee Surfers. Contact:

www.winewavesandbeyond.com.

FRI JUN 1 6:30-8:30 pm: DIVE IN MOVIE at SLO Swim Center, 902 Southwood Dr, San Luis Obispo. Enjoy family favorite “Finding Nemo” on a big screen while lounging pool side or dive-in and make a splash in the lighted pool. It’s fun for the whole family! Concessions available for purchase on deck. Cost: $5/person, $15/families of 3+. Contact:

781-7300.

Grande.

SAT JUN 2 & SUN JUN 3 (times vary): GREEK FESTIVAL in Mission Plaza, 751 Palm St, SLO. Enjoy great traditional Greek food, pasties, costumes, dancing, entertainment, and children’s activities. SAT: 11:00 am-6:00 pm, SUN: 12:00-5:00 pm. Cost: free, $15 BBQ Lamb. Contact: www.greekfestivalslo.com.

Robles Park at Farmer’s Market. This is the last chance in your lifetime to see the rare alignment of Venus as it glides across the face of the sun. Join the Central Coast

SAT JUN 2 11:00 am–7:00 pm: MORRO BAY

MUSIC FESTIVAL at 714 Embarcadero, Morro their special solar telescopes. The first

Bay. Show your moves on Morro Bay’s largest outdoor dance floor while you listen to music of local favorites and national rising stars! In between bands, enjoy dance troops and demonstrations by community groups. Food and shopping available. Contact: 772- 1155 or www.mbhf.com.

FRI JUN 8 8:00 pm: CHANTICLEER: MISSION ROAD at Mission San Luis Obispo de Tolosa,

200 guests will take home a personal solar viewer. All ages welcome! This event is free and CCAS is donating NASA’s Astronomy Guidebooks. Contact: 748-1109 or www. CentralCoastAstronomy.org.

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chefs,

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OPTIONS

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Services.

Cost:

$20.

Contact: 459-0701 or http://centralcoast

oysterfestival.org.

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• Cayucos – at the pier - Free

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• meridian Winery Vineyards Entrance fee: Adults: $25, 3-17 yrs: $20, under 3 yrs: free

Questions about fire safety? Call CAL Fire/SLo: 543-4244

This event is free. Spectators sit on the sand beside the Pismo Beach Pier or the new Promenade where it meets the pier. Contact: 773-7063 or pismobeach.com.

WED JUL 4 5:00-10:00 pm: SPECTACULAR FIREWORKS at Lompoc High School’s Huyck Stadium, 515 W College Ave, Lompoc. Live music, face painting, carnival games, snacks, cotton candy, and cold drinks. Tickets: $6 adults, $4 children. Contact: 875-8100.

WED JUL 4 5:30-10:00 pm: COMMUNITY FIREWORKS CELEBRATION at Santa Maria Fairpark, 937 S Thornburg St, Santa Maria. Free concert by Hot Rods at 5:30 pm and fireworks at 9:00 pm. Contact: 925-8824 or santamariafairpark.com.

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Recurring Events & Resources
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Every FRI 5:30-7:30 pm: Concerts In The Plaza in Mission Plaza, 751 Palm St, SLO. These free concerts feature local music, including Nada Rasta on JUN 1, Monte Mills

on JUN 8, The Kicks on JUN 15, Truth About Seafood on JUN 22, and Burning James and the Funky Flames on JUN 29. Contact: 541-

0286 or http://downtownslo.com.

JUN–AUG: Youth swim & water polo lessons at Cal Poly Recreation Center. Swim lessons are held for 2 weeks of nine 40-min sessions. Water polo lessons for boys and girls age 10- 13 are 2 weeks of eight 60-min sessions. Rec Center membership is not required; space is limited. Cost: $55. Contact: www.asi. calpoly.edu/aquatics or 756-1366.

YMCA Leadership Development Program providesaneducationalandfunenvironment where teens entering grades 9-12 can develop leadership skills. Participants gain confidence, group facilitation skills, program planning and implementation knowledge, life-long friendships and much more. Camp locations are countywide. Contact: 543-

8235 or www.sloymca.org.

JUL 1-4 9:00 am-9:00 pm: AGHS Eagle Robotics FIREWORK STAND at Old JJ’s Market, 33 E Branch St, Arroyo Grande. AGHS Band Boosters pitch their fireworks stand on 19th and Hwy 1, Oceano.

SUN JUL 1 at 6:30 pm: FREE MOVIE NIGHTS @ THE LIBRARY featuring National Treasure

in Shepard Hall, Santa Maria Public Library,

Contact:

421 S McClelland St, Santa Maria. 925-0994 x117.

JUL 2-11: LIVE-LOVE-BE: Gay Pride In SLO includes an art reception, beach bash, and marriage equality forums. It culminates with Pride in the Plaza on JUL 11 noon-5:30 pm with a reception following at Novo. Lisa Lampanelli performs JUL 10 at PAC SLO. Contact: slopride.com or 541-4252.

WED JUL 4 5:00 am-10:00 pm: PUBLIC SAND SCULPTURE CONTEST, PARADE & FIREWORKS in Downtown Cayucos, near the pier. 5:00 am - sand sculpture contest; 10:00 am - parade, dusk - fireworks. Contact:

995-1200 or http://cayucoschamber.com.

WED JUL 4 10:00 am-10:00 pm: PICNIC IN THE PARK CELEBRATION at Shamel Park,

5455 Windsor Blvd, Cambria. Enjoy free

entertainment, prizes, food, and a fireworks display over the ocean at dusk. Contact:

927-5010 or http://cambriachamber.org.

WED JUL 4 11:00 am-3:00 pm: OLD FASHIONED 4th OF JULY CELEBRATION at Mitchell Park, 1445 Santa Rosa St, SLO. Enjoy free carnival games, sweet treats, a Rotary fundraiser barbecue, and musical entertainment at the bandstand. Contact:

781-7300 or slocity.org/parksandrecreation.

WED JUL 4 11:00 am-6:00 pm: COMMUNITY PICNIC at Niblick Road Baptist Church,

crafts as well. Free admission. Contact: 238-

SAT JUN 16 7:30 pm: DELICATE STRENGTH:

WOMEN IN MUSIC at First Presbyterian 4103 or http://pasoroblesdowntown.org.

1145 Niblick Rd, Paso Robles. Celebrate

Independence Day with water slides, bounce

Bon Appétit by Lee Hoiby: Julia Child’s GIBBS MEMORIAL FUN RUN at San Luis houses, live music, games, and activities

cooking show in musical form. With musical

monologues of

Elizabeth Barrett Browning, and Julia Child,

this is an evening to laugh, cry, and cry because you’re laughing so hard. Donation:

WED JUL 4 11:00 am-10:00 pm: FOURTH OF JULY BIKE PARADE & FIREWORKS in Morro Bay. All ages and abilities are welcome to ride down the Embarcadero and end at Tidelands Park, where there will be free live music, food, games, and fireworks when the

MON JUN 18 9:00 am: Sierra Nevada TEEN BACKPACKING TRIP at Santa Rosa Park, Oak St & Santa Rosa St, SLO. Outside Now is offering a 5 day/4 night backpacking trip to the Sierra Nevada Mountains. The group will travel through the Golden Trout Wilderness area and explore its treasures. Cost: $400.

WED JUL 4 12:30-3:00 pm: 4th OF JULY

the world, Wharwolves (hybrid wolves),

Contact: 541-9900 or www.outsidenow.org. marine invertebrate touch tanks, and IN THE VILLAGE in downtown Arroyo

Grande at Heritage Square Park. Village Band performs at the bandstand. Enjoy period costumes and barbecue. Contact:

TUE JUN 19 at 8:00 pm: INTER PLAY: THE STAGE BETWEEN at Severson Theater, 800 S. College, Santa Maria. This festival of new plays is presented by PCPA. Contact: 922- 8313 or http://pcpa.org.

WED JUL 4 1:00-4:00 pm: OCTAGON BARN OPEN HOUSE at 4595 S Higuera, SLO. Cost:

$5 per person, $10 per family. Enjoy a tour of the historic barn and learn about the Land Conservancy’s vision to open the site

navigate the complexities of love, cars, for community use. Contact: LCSLO.org or

and drive-ins and the award winning score recreates the sounds of early rock and roll. Cost: $14-$20. Contact: 543-PLAY or http:// kelrikproductions.com.

WED JUL 4 at 1:00 pm: ANNUAL BARBECUE at Temple Beth El Of Santa Maria, 1501 E Alvin Ave, Santa Maria. Menu includes tri-tip, hot

opposites. Hilarious rivalries ensue with love SUN JUN 24 1:00-5:00 pm: PALLET TO dogs, and veggie burgers. Bring your own

PALATE: BOUNTY IN THE BARN at Turri Ranch, 3730 Turri Ranch Rd, SLO. Meet local farmers and chefs while savoring the wonderful flavors of the Central Coast. Bring the family to enjoy live music and a silent auction to benefit agriculture education. Cost: $40-45. Contact:

234-5250 or http://pallettopalate.com.

922-8313 or http://pcpa.org.

triangles, gossip, and witty retorts. Contact:

JUN 21-30 (times vary): THE RIVALS at Solvang Festival Theater, 420 2nd St, Solvang. 18th century aristocrats in this play are polar

JUN 23-JUL 8 (times vary): GREASE at Unity Church, 1490 Southwood Dr, SLO. This iconic rock ‘n’ roll musical is named for the 1950s working-class youth subculture known as the greasers. High school teens

THU JUN 21 5:45 pm: 5 NATURAL WAYS to Avoid Pain and Promote Healthy Pregnancy at Serenity Yoga Retreat, 104 S. Main St, Templeton. Contact: www. serenitynaturalliving.com.

birds. Participants include Pacific Wildlife Care, Marine Mammal Rescue, Northern Chumash Tribal Council, and more. Contact:

$20. Contact: 423-6551.

SAT JUN 23 9:00 am: 7th Annual MARY

Church of San Luis Obispo, 981 Marsh St, SLO. See the Central Coast premiere of

Obispo County YMCA, 1020 Southwood Dr, SLO. A community event to commemorate volunteerism in the community. Fun Runs consist of 5k and 10k distances. Proceeds from this event go directly to improving the facility for members and the community. Cost: $20-$30. Contact: 543-8235.

SAT JUN 23 11:00 am: SUMMER SOLSTICE CELEBRATION at Morro Bay State Park

offered for kids of all ages. All food and entertainment are free. Contact: 238-4614 or http://NiblickRoadBaptist.com.

King Henry VIII’s wives,

campground, Morro Bay. This free fun sun sets. Contact: www.morrobay4th.org

family event includes exotic insects and or 800 396-6910. snakes, tortoises and turtles from around

772-2694.

ArroyoGrandeVillage.org or 473-2250.

544-9096.

place settings and salad and/or dessert to share. Cost $8, $6 members, $3 children, military free. Contact: 938-7728.

WED JUL 4 2:00-9:30 pm: CELEBRATION ON THE PISMO PIER celebrates the nation’s independence with live music, food, military bands, clowns, and a fireworks show.

SAT JUN 23 9:00 am-3:00 pm: TRADING DAY & KIDS FLEA MARKET at 11th & Spring St, Paso Robles. North County’s largest yard sale in Downtown City Park where kids (3- 8th grade) can sell their stuff. Antiques and

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1st & 3rd THU of every month 6:00-7:00 pm: Free Class On How To Read Music at The Piano Outlet, 485 North Frontage Rd, Nipomo. This class introduces the basic building blocks of music notation and how to identify, read, and play music with emphasis on recognition of pitch and duration, or rhythm. No need to call ahead or register. Just show up; it’s free! Contact: 541-350- 1703 or lucaspianoacademy.com.

Every TUE & THU 9:30 am or 6:30 pm: Moms Group Drop-in classes at 5 Cities Swim School, 425 Traffic Way, Arroyo Grande. $7 members, $9 Non-members. This fun year-round class for parents and babies

3 mos to 2 yrs includes swimming skills,

bonding, and songs. Contact: 481-6399 or

www.5citiesswimschool.com.

events at Petco in Madonna Plaza Shopping Center, 271 Madonna Rd, San Luis Obispo. Cats and kittens are spayed or neutered, tested and vaccinated. A free vet exam is included. Cost: Adoption fees are $60 for one or $80 for two. Contact: 549-9228 or http://felinenetwork.org.

Los Osos Pet Lost & Found Headquarters connects people with their LOST pets and allows those who have FOUND a pet to

locate the owner. If you are unable to secure

a found pet in your home, call 528-5611.

Sponsored by Squeaks, Chirps & Bubbles Pet & Feed Store, 1030 Los Osos Valley Rd, Los Osos. If you found or lost a pet in Los Osos, call 528-5611 or 801-6640.

Tree of Life at 7730 Morro Rd, Suite 106, Atascadero, is a non-profit organization helping women and families facing an unplanned pregnancy with free pregnancy tests, free ultrasounds, baby clothes and supplies, as well as medical referrals and other practical assistance. All services are free and completely confidential. Contact:

1st MON every month 12:15-12:45 pm: Sukha Wellness Center welcomes Heidi Harmon for a singing and dancing good time at 6615 Bay Laurel Place, Avila Beach. Helps kids with active participation and camaraderie, developing creativity, reducing performance

anxiety and building memorization skills. 461-3405 or www.treeoflifepsc.com.

Cost: $5. Contact: 801-8088.

Every MON 6:30 pm: Prenatal Yoga With Mary Sage Sennewald at Sukha Wellness Center, at 6615 Bay Laurel Place, Avila Beach. Learn essential exercises and techniques to use throughout pregnancy, labor, and delivery. Meet other pregnant women and learn about local resources. Cost: $8. Contact: 801-8088.

Every TUE 6:00-7:30 pm: Women’s Depression Group with Michelle Ogle, LMFT at 411 Traffic Way #A, Arroyo Grande. Explore your personal journey among like-minded women. Share adversity and strengths. Learn to Set boundaries and Goals. Evolve through others’ experiences. Be happy without compromising who you are. Ongoing groups. Call for brief screening and info. Contact: 260-5710.

Every TUE at 6:30 pm: Central Coast Weight Loss Challenge Lessons and Classes at Crossroads Wellness, 1542 W Branch St, Arroyo Grande. This 12-week program advises proper nutrition and food choices while encouraging exercise. Each person will receive personalized one-on-one coaching. Participation costs $39 for all 12 weeks. $10 of each entry will be donated to a local children’s charity, and the rest of the proceeds will be awarded to the “biggest loser.” Contact: 489-4466 or mike@ crossroadsag.com.

Every other THU 3:30-4:30 pm: Paws to Read Program—Reading to Rover at Atascadero Library, 6850 Morro Rd. Join Captain, a

6 year-old tan and white rough-coated

Jack Russell Terrier and his human friend Anne Harris, for a relaxed hour of stories. Captain, a certified therapy dog, loves it when children read to him! For dates, call

461-6161.

Every THU 6:30-9:30 pm: Mic-Check Jam Music Session at Shell Café, 1351 Price St, Pismo Beach. Contact: 773-8300 or http:// shellcafepismo.com.

4th WED of every month at 10:00 am:

Wednesdays at the Movies at Morro Bay Library, 625 Harbor St. Watch a free flick and discuss it with friends! Contact: 772-6394 or http://morrobayfriendsoflibrary.org.

Every WED at 4:30 pm: Read to Skipper the Dog at Los Osos Library, 2075 Palisades Ave. Skipper is a good listener. Contact: 528- 1862 or http://slolibrary.org.

Every WED-FRI 12:00-5:00 pm & SAT 10:00 am-5:00 pm: Free Electronic Waste Drop Off at Exploration Station, 867 Ramona Ave, Grover Beach. Drop off any item with

a cord, including all electronics and small

appliances. Not accepted: large household appliances, batteries, and light bulbs. Tax receipts and free pick-up for large TVs and loads of electronic waste. Contact: 473-1421 or www.explorationstation.org.

Every WED 10:00 am-6:30 pm: North County Humane Society offers microchip clinics at 2300 Ramona Rd, Atascadero. Get your cat microchipped, so you’ll never have to worry about them getting lost. It’s the best $15 you will ever spend! Contact: www.slonchs. org.

2nd TUE every month 7:00-9:00 pm: SLO NightWriters offers educational speakers at the PG&E Education Center, 6588 Ontario Rd, San Luis Obispo. SLO NightWriters is the premier writing organization on the Central Coast. All are welcome. Contact: www. slonightwriters.org.

2nd WED every month 9:30-10:30 am: Free Classic Story Hour at SLO Classical Academy, 165 Grand Ave, San Luis Obispo. Free and open to the public. Story time for pre- school aged children on the campus of SLO Classical Academy in SLO. Come hear a story, participate in a craft and make some new friends! Contact: 548-8700.

Every FRI 10:00-11:30 am: Postpartum Education for Parents (PEP) at One Consignment, 240 E HWY 246, #105, Buellton. Contact: 564-3888 or www.sbpep.org.

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Bonetti, SLO. Ongoing classes are for ages 4-11 (kids are divided into two age groups). Children learn how to be safe without hurting others. The learning environment is fun and skilled teachers are friendly. Classes include safety techniques, games, tumbling, and cooperative interaction skills. Contact:

http://aikidoslo.com or 544-8866.

Every SAT 11:00 am-4:00 pm: ADOPT-A-PET

La Clinica de Tolosa is a nonprofit children’s

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dental clinic in Paso Robles providing a full range of quality pediatric dental care for ages 1 to 12. It serves low-income children throughout the county who are uninsured or covered by public insurance programs such as Medi-Cal. Contact: www.clinicadetolosa. org, or 238-5334.

Every FRI 1:00-2:00 pm: Mommy and Me Little Swimmers in a warm water therapy

pool at 1443 Cazadero St, SLO. Jack’s Helping Hand offers a parent & child class designed to engage children ages 2 to 8 with special needs in fun water activities that encourage physical and social development. Cost: $20 for 4 classes and scholarships are available. Join anytime! Taught by Kay Heaton, B.S.M.S, Kinesio-Therapist. Contact: 547-

1914.

Volunteer as a Good Neighbor! Make a difference in the life of an older adult or an adult with a disability. Once trained, volunteers choose services to contribute and schedule volunteer 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 (west end of Mission Plaza) or email volunteer@sloma. org.

2nd MON every month 6:30-8:00 pm:

Caregiver Support Group at Cayucos Community Church, Ocean Ave & S 3rd St. Free support group for caregivers and family members dealing with long-term illness, memory loss, dementia, and Alzheimer’s. Contact: 458-7484.

1st SAT every month 9:00 am-12:00 pm: Elfin Forest Work Parties. Dress for wind, fog, or sun (layers work well) in long pants, long- sleeved shirts, and sturdy shoes. Meet at the north end of 15th St in Los Osos. Contact:

528-0392 or www.elfin-forest.org.

2nd SAT every month: Family programs at San Luis Obispo Botanical Garden. Contact:

541-1400 or www.slobg.org.

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 provided. Contact: 934-3491 or www.pacificchristian. net.

Teen Wellness Program: TUE 3:00-6:00 pm & FRI 3:00-5:30 pm at Arroyo Grande EOC Health Services Clinic, 1152 E Grand Ave. Health services, including reproductive health services, in a safe environment with staff trained to screen, assess, and provide intervention. Appointment 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 for people 50 and older including blood pressure, pulse, weight, total cholesterol, screening for anemia, diabetes and fecal blood, nutritional counseling, and referrals. Contact: 481-2692 or 788-0827.

1st WED every month at 12:00 pm: Disabled American Veterans luncheon meeting 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.

2nd SUN every month 1:00-3:00 pm: Free Reiki energy balancing and relaxation at Central Coast Yoga, 900 E Grand Ave, Arroyo Grande. 30 min sessions, no disrobing, 5 certified practitioners. Contact: 235-6283.

3rd WED every month at 7:00 pm: How to Survive Divorce seminar at 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.

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.

Every MON 4:00-5:00 pm: Jack’s Yoga for Teens in San Luis Obispo Veterans Building, 801 Grand Ave, San Luis Obispo. Classes are free with Jack’s Helping Hand Scholarships, all abilities and special needs welcome, ages 10-18. Classes are taught by certified yoga instructor Shoosh Crotzer. Contact: 547- 1914 or www.jackshelpinghand.org.

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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 in San Luis Obispo. Traditional and adaptive toys for children with all types of disabilities to check out. In-home appointments also available.

Every FRI at 7:00 pm: Senior Ballroom Dance

at the Madonna Inn. If you are a senior

(single or attached) and like ballroom dancing, this is the place! Look left of the bandstand for table sign “Senior Dancers.” Dance, chat and listen to good music. No fees; no dues; just fun! Contact: 489-5481

Cost-Free! Contact: 547-1914 or www. or dg17@juno.com.

jackshelpinghand.org.

Literacy Council for San Luis Obispo County Every TUE 2:00-5:00 pm & FRI 4:00-7:00 pm: has an ongoing and urgent need for

Jacks’ Adaptive Toy Lending Library - Jack’s

volunteer tutors and offers free training in

Helping Hand at Pat’s Place in Nipomo SLO. Contact: 541-4219 or www.sloliteracy.

Recreation Community Rm, 671 W Tefft St, Ste 2, Nipomo. Traditional and adaptive 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.

Become a volunteer tutor for adults learning to read, write, or speak English with Central Coast Literacy Council. No teaching experience or ability to speak a 2nd language required. Tutor training at Santa Maria Library on SAT FEB 25 & SAT MAR 3. Contact: 925-0951 x 837, cclcread@ mypowerpipe.com or stop by the office at Santa Maria Library.

Every THU 11:00 am-2:00 pm & SUN 1:00- 4:00 pm: Katie’s Korner Adaptive Toy Lending Library (Jack’s Helping Hand) is at Paso Robles Children’s Museum, 623 13th St, Paso Robles. Traditional and adaptive toys for children with all types of disabilities free to check out. In-home appointments also available. Contact: 547-1914 or www. jackshelpinghand.org.

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

the group. Contact: 903-2604 or www. containers with medical information; a

searchforself.com.

Senior Resource Directory for SLO or SB counties, and much more. Contact: 925- 9554 or www.centralcoastseniors.org.

Divorce Support Group meets weekly at 1540 Marsh St. Suite 260 in SLO. Licensed Psychotherapist Ben Elfant-Rea leads

org.

1st MON every month at 6:00 pm: Free Infant- Child CPR Class at 5 Cities Swim School, 425 Traffic Way, Arroyo Grande. Contact: 481- 6399 or www.5citiesswimschool.com.

San Luis Obispo Senior Center offers health screening, legal services, meals, exercise, bridge, bingo, and more at 1445 Santa Rosa St. Contact: 781-7306.

1st THU every month 9:30-10:30 pm: Bike Happening at Mission San Luis Obispo de Tolosa! After Farmers Market, enjoy pedaling with hundreds of bikers, or just

San Luis Obispo ALPHA (Alpha Pregnancy Counseling & Support) is a nonprofit,

watch. Different costume-decoration nonpolitical, non-sectarian organization

themes every month. Have fun and obey all

providing free pregnancy support, newborn

traffic laws! Contact: http:/bikehappening. assistance & education in SLO, Arroyo

Grande, and Atascadero. Pregnancy Testing; Options Counseling; Follow-Up Counseling; Support & Referrals re: Post-Partum Depression; Medical Care & Insurance;

org.

Last TUE every month at 7:00 pm: Birth & Baby Resource Network sponsors free education events at EcoBambino, 863 Monterey St, SLO. Contact: www.bbrn.org or 546-3755.

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.

Find the Adventures With Nature & Mind Walk schedule from Morro Bay Museum of Natural History at: www.ccnha.org/ naturewalks.html.

Agency Referrals; Rental Deposit Assistance; Maternity & Baby Clothes; Infant Supplies & Equipment; Workshops; Support Groups; and a Speaker’s Bureau. Contact: 541.3367

or www.sloalpha.org.

Central Coast Astronomical Society plans

a Dark Sky Star Party every month at

Santa Margarita Lake KOA Campground at sunset. CCAS also sponsors special guest speakers and programs periodically. Event details and schedules, weather updates, and local resources can all be found at:

www.centralcoastastronomy.org. Contact:

aurora@centralcoastastronomy.org.

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by David Vogel
by David Vogel
Golden Gate Suite at the Hotel Palomar
Golden Gate Suite at the Hotel Palomar

Our family recently had another opportunity to visit San Francisco. To sample accommodations, we arranged to stay at three different hotels. First was the classy and comfy Hotel Palomar. We were instantly charmed by this wonderful old building with elegant finishes and artful interior décor. Without exception, all of the staff members that we interacted with were friendly, warm, and helpful. A unique touch was the loaner goldfish delivered to our room in a globe aquarium.

For the 75th anniversary of the Golden Gate Bridge, Hotel Palomar has created a new Golden Gate Suite. From the moment guests walk off the elevator onto the fifth floor of the hotel and peek down the hallway, they will catch a glimpse of the Golden Gate Bridge tollbooth blown up on the doors and walls of suite 512. The eye-catching photo is

explore. Even the valet parking just the beginning of the experience lobby, the 24-hour fitness center,

garage was thoughtfully furnished with a sitting nook. Hotel Palomar has a very convenient location in the heart of the city.

The Hyatt Regency San Francisco at 5 Embarcadero Center (our third hotel) offers wonderful views of the bay, ferry, bridge, and waterfront, easy access throughout downtown, and family-friendly hospitality. We enjoyed the spacious and spectacular

We enjoyed the fruit-infused water available 24/7 in the lobby. Other features we appreciated include the very comfortable pillow-top beds, nice hot showers, and luxurious toiletries with a light woodsy scent. They offer an intriguing Mind Body Spa that we didn’t have time to

recommend other nearby kid- oriented activities and services. Connecting rooms and suites give everyone space (simply request prior to arrival). Plus, the program KimptonKids makes it easier for families to travel by providing items that are hard to pack, such as cribs, play pens, highchairs, booster seats, etc. Kids will be delighted to receive welcome gifts and child-size robes are available for loan or purchase.

Chinatown, Alcatraz and the Golden Gate Bridge are just minutes from this hotel. You can stroll along Fisherman’s Wharf, explore Pier 39, sample fare at Ghirardelli Square, or hop on a cable car (across the street from the hotel) and see famous Lombard Street, or visit Union Square and North Beach. The hotel features an outdoor heated pool and Jacuzzi. We enjoyed the great locale, lemon water in the lobby, inviting fitness center, spacious rooms, wide halls, comfy beds, and big flatscreen TVs.

guests will discover during their stay in the Golden Gate Suite. Upon entering the suite, guests will see the glowing and brilliant Golden Gate Bridge across the bay windows of the suite -- a printed opaque decal that expands across the five bay windows in the room.

Our next stay was at the Hyatt at Fisherman’s Wharf. Nob Hill,

and the easy stroll to the Ferry Plaza Farmers Market. Guests can walk from Chinatown to Fisherman’s Wharf and the historic Ferry Building, shop in Union Square and Embarcadero Center, or board cable cars right outside the door. Bicycle rentals, boating, sailing and tennis are all available nearby.

We also checked out the Hyatt

This family and pet-friendly boutique hotel is just steps from Moscone Center, SFMOMA, Yerba Buena Gardens, and multiple museums,

including Zeum: San

Children’s Museum, and staff can

Francisco

Regency San Francisco Airport on Bayshore Highway in Burlingame. This comfortable and convenient hotel is just 15 minutes from downtown San Francisco, or the technology corridor of Silicon Valley - and only seven minutes from San Francisco International Airport. It features a heated outdoor pool and whirlpool, bayside jogging and bike path, and was recently updated with an emphasis on sustainable and green practices.

Be sure to ask about the explore Package now available at the Grand Hyatt San Francisco, Hyatt Regency

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