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Kennolyn
Camps

by Director Andrew Townsend

Going away to summer camp is a time honored American tradition. In addition to the fun of camp life, children develop important life skills at sleepaway camp. Independence, resilience, confidence, friend-making skills, and increased cooperation are all regularly noted by parents of kids returning from resident camps across the country.

Kennolyn is one of America’s premier summer camps. Located

on California’s Central Coast near Santa Cruz, the camp has been a summer tradition since 1946. Kennolyn hosts resident, day, and family camp programs on a private 300 acre property in the hills above the small town of Soquel. The property was chosen by the original owners Max and Marion Caldwell because of the beautiful redwoods, the proximity to the Pacific Ocean, and the temperate summer climate.

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The camp property borders Nisene Marks State Park, providing a barrier against encroachment as well as access to 10,000 acres of additional activity space. The resident camp is designed to look like an old western town, and the day camp is located on a hilltop overlookingMontereyBay. “We’re secluded, but not isolated.” says General Manager Pam Caldwell Nootbaar, Granddaughter of the camp’s founders. “It’s the perfect location.”

Kennolyn is an institution for Bay Area families, but also hosts people from around the world. The 40 flags that hang in the historic lodge represent the countries from which campers and staff have come to Kennolyn over the years.

Life at resident camp revolves around the cabin group family. An adult counselor leads the campers in daily activities. The friendships made among campers in their

Cover Photo:

Kennolyn campers on the ropes course

Pascale Wowak Photography

campers on the ropes course Pascale Wowak Photography home away from home can last a lifetime.

home away from home can last a lifetime. Kennolyn is operated as an inclusive community and offers opportunities for social awareness and development; building friendships; independent living and decision making; group and individual responsibility, and positive interactions between campers and young (and not so young) adults.

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Activities at Kennolyn include the traditional camp favorites, such as swimming, horseback riding, archery, crafts,

Activities at Kennolyn include the traditional camp favorites, such as swimming, horseback riding, archery, crafts, ceramics, photography, tennis, drama, and riflery. For those looking for something a little different, fencing, trapeze, surfing, and extensive tree top challenge courses are all available. Special activities, such as outpost campouts, beach days, overnight horseback rides, and field trips to the world famous Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk round out the fun-filled schedule.

Kennolyn has an overall staff-to- camperratioofonetothree,which is a very high level of supervision. All staff members at Resident Camp are at least 18 years old and undergo an extensive interview process as well as rigorous training. Staff return year after year to continue to influence and inspire campers.

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home for a camp experience. The biggest concern is whether a child will be homesick and sad at camp. The truth is, some campers will miss home while they’re at camp- it’s to be expected and can be a significant growth experience. For most, it’s a passing moment easily dealt with by a trained and caring staff.

Kennolyn has a dedicated “camp mom” who is there for campers who need more attention. She monitors their progress, communicates with parents, and helps counselors work with their campers. The Kennolyn health center is staffed by qualified personnel, including registered nurses, who watch out for the health and welfare of all campers and staff.

Kennolyn Camps is accredited by the American Camp Association, the only nationally recognized accrediting organization for the camp industry. In addition, Kennolyn is the first camp in the world to earn the prestigious Diamond Certified Award.

Whether you are looking for a sleepaway or day camp for your children, or a camp experience the whole family can enjoy together, Kennolyn Camps offers the very best summer camp experience available. Manypeoplewhoattend Kennolyn as campers, parents, or staff, develop a sense of pride and commitment that stays with

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them long after the summer is over. Kennolyn’s number one source of new campers is referrals from satisfied families who want to share their commitment to Kennolyn’s program and ideals.

But Kennolyn’s biggest fans are the campers who return year after year and continue to feel the impact of their camp experience long after they have grown up and started their own families. Give your children the greatest gift of all: A summer of fun, a childhood

full of adventure, and a lifetime full of memories.

Kennolyn’s annual Open house is Sunday, April 29th from 1:00-4:00 pm. Tour Day is Saturday, May 12th with tours scheduled at 11:00 am or 1:00 pm. For more information, visit kennolyncamps.com and facebook.com/Kennolyn.

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Library Voice

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by Kristen Barnhart

“What’s with all the depressing, dystopian, dark books for teens?” “Someone’s always dying or becoming immortal living dead in the books my teen brings home.” “Whatever happened to the flower fairy tales my daughter used to read, these teen fairies are frightening?” “Why don’t you get funny, inspiring light reads for the teen section?” Alright already, we know parents are freaked out by what their teens read. We get it!

The Hunger Games book trilogy by Suzanne Collins has over 250 hold requests. The movie based on the first volume was number one in the box-office for its first four weeks. Before that, it was the ever darkening Harry Potter series and of course, Stephanie Meyer’s Twilight books. Parents of teen readers basically fall into two camps (no, not team Jacob vs team Edward!); those who recoil and those who become as hooked as their kids. I naturally fall into the latter group but, hey, it’s my job!

What is the big draw of all this

dismal angst; isn’t the world scary enough? Bingo! The world can be overwhelmingly frightful for teens and tweens contemplating their future. Amazingly bright kids with GPAs over 4.0 and over-the- top extracurricular achievements can’t count on admission to our state universities. If college admission is granted, the cost is so astronomical that celebrating is anti-climatic. The price of fighting to the death against other teens for survival doesn’t seem so far-fetched or unrealistic.

Our teens have grown up with so-called “reality programming” as TV entertainment. They’ve watched people voted off islands, singers devastated by nationwide voting, athletes caught using strength enhancing drugs, and families become international celebrities just because they can afford it. Why wouldn’t a televised “game” pitting children against an artificial environment, fighting until only one is left alive seem possible? In a country where the top 1% control 99% of the wealth, a District like The Hunger Games

Capital with stark excesses and waste isn’t hard to imagine. With extreme make-overs, teen stars in rehab, and toddlers in tiaras, popular culture already resembles a fight to the death.

Teenagers are assaulted daily from within and without, from hormones to bullies, from wants and needs and all that’s in-between. For them to make the time to read books not on a required list is truly phenomenal! Stand up and cheer (silently, so as not to mortify!) each time they slouch off with a book in hand. Harry Potter’s discovery of his wizard lineage and escape to a magical, albeit dark, school is no less foreign than middle and high school. Turning into a vampire with strange desires and a nocturnal lifestyle is pretty much how puberty and the teen years feel when you’re in the middle of them, and becoming a wolf certainly speaks to a teen’s urge to howl at the moon.

Books, especially in a series, offer teens a chance to put their issues into perspective. Chemistry is challenging, but not quite as dangerous as a potions class at Hogwarts. Coming home from

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school feeling starved is nothing compared to risking your life to feed your family by hunting illegally. And those beautiful kids at school may seem like another species, but they probably aren’t supernatural. Kid’s feelings come and go in extremes, so they need complex guides that almost make growing up look easy. As long as they’re reading, teens are developing survival skills tempered with empathy and hope for a life that, despite being muggle-bound, holds a place for them.

Speaking of places for teens… Summer Reading @ Your Library is coming right up and we are offering teens the opportunity to Own the Night! This year, we are offering more programs around the county for teens, including Manga Workshops with Irene Flores, who will critique teen’s art as well as teach the genre. Sheri Klein will bring back her Fused Glass Workshop, where they can create works of art that will be fired and returned the next week! And, speaking of the supernatural, the Central Coast Paranormal Investigators will answer that ageless question:

Who ya gonna call?” An added incentive for summer readers this year, in addition to the artful canvas bag, book, and coupons, is the chance to win an iPod Touch by turning in the “ticket” on their reading log upon finishing 10 books. To find out more about this program and other happenings in SLO County Libraries, visit us at:

www.slolibrary.org, or like us on facebook: SLOCountyLibrary.

Next month, I’ll have the whole Summer Reading events list, so make room on your refrigerator! If you’d like to support kids reading programs, donations are always appreciated. Go to: www. slolibraryfoundation.org or your local Friends of the Library group.

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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Family Life

Heirlooms Treasures &

by Steven Smith

Grandma’s tea cups, old family photos, grandpa’s pocket knifes - family heirlooms - are sentimental treasures, and they provide insight into the lives of our ancestors and our family’s history. There is something magical and unique about holding something that belonged to your great grand parent and that has been passed down through the family from generation to generation.

I personally have an assortment of glass Avon cologne bottles that my

dad collected as a child. These bottles, which now are on a dresser in my old bedroom at my parents’ house, sat on the dresser in my dad’s bedroom in his parents’ home for almost the past 50 years.

Although some people display their prized family heirlooms, others store them out of sight and are hesitant to use them because they are afraid they might get damaged. You can preserve your family heirlooms, show them off, or use them and get lots of enjoyment

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from seeing them. The book Timeless Treasures: The Charm and Romance of Treasured Memories by Emilie Barnes is an informative book about family keepsakes.

Look around your house, gather your family treasures, and then do a little research on the history of these items, the best way to preserve and protect them, and how to exhibit them. There are numerous ways to store and show off your treasures. If you have a large budget, you can invest in a curio cabinet with lights where you can exhibit your most valuable keepsakes. Before you go big-time though, you might consider starting on a smaller scale. You could begin by placing your heirlooms on a shelf, bookcase, desk, small table, bedroom dresser, or even on the wall.

Try using shadow boxes or framed boxes for small items. If you have special photos, check out all the photo albums, picture frames, and scrapbooks available at local craft stores. Bev Kirschner Braun in New Ideas for Crafting Heritage Albums shows you how to create heritage albums using old family photos. Why not make a family gallery on a wall in your house? Visitors to your home will enjoy the family atmosphere that personal photos add to your home.

Here are some tips on how to work with old heirlooms:

• Don’t store valuable items in attics and basements where they can be

Keep them in

a dry, clean environment away from the dangers of moisture and mildew, insects, and rodents.

• Keep your valuables away from heat sources and brightly lit areas. Sunlight and fluorescent light may cause fading and discoloration. Sunlight is especially harmful to

damaged over time.

fabrics, paper, and photographs. A few minutes in a hot car can damage old vinyl records.

• Avoid “magnetic” self-adhesive photo albums, which can damage precious photographs.

• When

use a mat over the document so the document will not touch the glass in the frame.

• When possible, leave items in their original packaging, which makes them more valuable in case you ever want to sell them. Avoid plastic dry cleaning bags to cover clothing, because they often contain chemicals that may cause damage to fabric.

• Historic objects can be harmed by a variety of items, including abrasive cleaners; dry-cleaner’s bags; glues, adhesive tapes, and labels; pins, staples, and paper clips; acidic wood, cardboard, or paper, and pens and markers. Learn about safe methods before you try to clean a keepsake or store it.

documents,

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Living with What You Love: Creating Intimate Spaces with Family Photos, Cherished Heirlooms and Collectibles by Monica Rich Kosann

Saving Stuff: How to Care for and PreserveYourCollectibles,Heirlooms, and Other Prize Possessions by Don Williams.

Family heirlooms can serve as a great inspiration to introduce any member of the family to the hobby of collecting. Collections can be entertaining for all ages, and collectors can select an area of their own interest.

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Older relatives often have collections of wooden toys, vinyl record albums, first edition or rare

Older relatives often have collections of wooden toys, vinyl record albums, first edition or rare books, and old clocks. Your grandmother, mother, or aunts may have accumulated tea cups, tea pots, cookie jars, pieces of china, knick-knacks, dolls, vintage jewelry, buttons, cook books, or embroidered hankies during their life times. Some people collect souvenirs on their travels, such as post cards, refrigerator magnets, spoons, bells, or mugs. Your grandfather, dad, or your uncles might have enjoyed collecting baseball cards, comic books, matchbox cars and trucks, old train sets, marbles, old radios, or racing memorabilia.

Your first step is to decide what type of collection you would like. Before you make up your mind, check out the book Kids Collect: Amazing Collections for Fun, Crafts, and Science Fair Projects by Dan and Mary Hubley, which has a wealth of information about the hobby of collecting. Or find a website for kids interested in collecting, such as:

http://collectibles.about.com/od/ valuableresources/a/kidscollecting. htm or http://collectibles.about. com/od/kidsandcollecting/tp/ collectionsforkids.htm

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Some of my childhood friends collected coins, stamps, action figures, and Beanie Babies when I was young. Some excellent choices for kids might include: coins, stamps, baseball stuff, and travel souvenirs like postcards, stuffed animals, books of the area, refrigerator magnets, figurines, key chains, and snow globes.

After you decide what types of things you’d enjoy collecting, next comes the fun of hunting for your treasures. There are a variety of places to look for collectable items. I recommend starting out at garage and yard sales, rummage sales, swap meets and flea markets, and thrift or secondhand stores. Estate sales are especially great places to find interesting one of a kind items. Antique stores are also wonderful places to visit to look at collectibles, but tend to be a bit pricey. Whether you are preserving or acquiring heirlooms, enjoy this ageless pastime with your family.

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: sloartiststevensmith@yahoo.com.

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Local History

by Guy Crabb
by Guy Crabb

Even though San Luis Obispo doesn’t have a large population, the city has always offered its residents a wide variety of entertainment. One of the most popular forms of entertainment is going to the movies. The history of movies in San Luis Obispo dates back as far as the early 1900s.

Of course, the most famous theater in town is the Fremont, which is still a landmark today. The Fremont opened on Memorial Day May 29, 1942. The first movie shown was This Above All staring Tyrone Power and Jane Fontaine, who were big Hollywood stars in the 1940s. At the Fremont’s grand opening, the famous comedy team known as Laurel and Hardy came up to San Luis Obispo to help sell war bonds to support the United States in World War II.

The Fremont Theater was named after General John C. Fremont, whose battalion of soldiers stayed in San Luis Obispo in 1846 while waiting for word from Washington D.C. to take control of the land from Mexico and turn it into a United States territory. The Fremont is a classic walk-in

theater that takes you back in time as you sit there and appreciate the period décor that makes it so unique.

We are fortunate to still have a theater that offers an experience of the past. San Luis Obispo once had many theaters that are no longer around today. In 1885, the San Luis Obispo Agricultural

Society built a large multi-storied buildingonthecornerofMonterey and Toro (near the Volvo car dealership). This building was used to house exhibits for the annual county fair. The building was called the Pavillion and was used by many groups over the years. One of those groups showed the latest movies from Hollywood at the turn of the century. At this same time, another new theater was built down the street at the corner of Monterey and Osos. It was named the “El Monterey” and opened in

1911. It stayed in business until it

was bought by a new owner, who renamed it the Obispo Theater.

The Obispo Theater was the other popular theater in town until 1975, whenitcaughtonfire. Thebuilding

The Pavillion building in 1885
The Pavillion building in 1885

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incurred extensive damage and had to be entirely demolished. Snow White and the Seven Dwarves was the last movie to play at the theater, for what must have been the weekend family matinee (because Snow White originally came out in 1937).

On the topic of theaters in San Luis Obispo, I need to mention a man by the name of Jim Dee. I guess you could call him the modern day hero for theaters in San Luis Obispo since the mid 1970s. Today, Jim is the proud owner of the Palm Theater on Palm Street, but the Palm was not the first theater that Jim owned. I went to Jim Dee’s website for the Palm Theater, and was able to get find information that follows the string of theaters he has been involved with. In the mid 1970s, Jim opened the Cinema Zoo at 967 Osos Street, and then he reopened with a new one called the Rainbow Theater in 1979. Jim kept the Rainbow Theater running for about 10 years, and then opened the Palm Theater in

1988. The building that houses

this multi-screen theater was built in 1955, and was once used as the San Luis Obispo Employment Development Office.

Before I leave the downtown area of SLO, I would like to mention that back in 1912 there was a theater called San Luis Theater on Monterey Street in a building that was demolished in the 1950s. Another popular theater in town was called the Elmo, which was at the old Elk’s Club on Marsh Street. The old Elk’s Club was at the corner of Marsh and Morro Street where the Union Bank is today. It stayed there until the early 1960s, when it was demolished to make

way for the new building.

One of my favorite places to go see a movie is at the Sunset Drive-In. We are very lucky to be one of the last remaining cities in California to have a drive-in theater. I recently bought the very cool artifact of a ticket to the Sunset Drive-In Theater that admitted “One Lady” for free. The ticket was dated 1958-1959. Seeing this ticket brought back wonderful old memories of going to the drive-in with my family and buying tickets for everyone in the car. I remember listening to my dad tell the ticket seller the age of everyone in the car because the tickets prices were age-specific.

The Sunset Drive-In was first opened in 1950, which was the peak year for drive-ins to be built in the United States. The town residents were thrilled to have their own drive-in. Some of the first movies to be shown at the Sunset were All About Eve, Asphalt Jungle, Disney’s Cinderella, Harvey, and Sunset Boulevard. Isn’t learning about historic theaters in San Luis Obispo entertaining? You betcha!

Luis Obispo entertaining? Y o u b e t c h a ! Guy Crabb teaches

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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Safety

NatioNal Water Safety MoNtH

Play it Safe!

by Jeffery Purchin

Nothing’s more fun on a warm day than playing in the water, whether you’re at home, at a local park or waterpark, or at the beach. But while you’re having fun, don’t forget that water safety is serious business. Drowning is the leading cause of death for children under age five in the United States. May is National Water Safety Month; a perfect time to remember that water safety is everyone’s responsibility.

WATER SAFETy TIPS

Teach children water safety and swimming skills as early as possible. All children are born with a breath holding reflex that disappears at 10-12 months of age. This means that infants will automatically hold their breath under water.

Always brief babysitters on water safety, emphasizing the need for constant supervision. Appoint a “designated watcher” to monitor children during social gatherings at or near the water. Post CPR instructions in your home, learn the procedures, and update your skills regularly. Don’t rely on swimming lessons, life preservers, or other equipment to keep a child “water safe.” Don’t think that you’ll hear a child who’s in trouble in the water; child drowning is a silent death, with no splashing to alert anyone that a child is in trouble. Don’t just wait for paramedics to arrive and lose valuable life-saving seconds. 4-6 minutes without oxygen can cause permanent brain damage or death.

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Learn more about the National Water Safety campaign, events, and how to help others swim safely this summer, at www. nationalwatersafetymonth.com.

POOL SAFETy TIPS

Keep rescue equipment and a first aid kit at poolside. Equip doors and windows that exit to a pool area with alarms. Keep a telephone close by when you or your family is using a pool or spa, with emergency numbers programmed into speed-dial. Install four-sided isolation fencing, at least five feet high, equipped with self-closing and self-latching gates, that completely surrounds the pool and prevents direct access from the house and yard. Maintain constant visual contact with children in a pool or pool area. If a child is missing, check the pool first; seconds count in preventing death or disability. Don’t use flotation devices as a substitute for supervision. Never allow a young child in a pool without an adult. Don’t leave objects such as toys that might attract a child in the pool and pool area. Never prop the gate to a pool area open. Never assume someone else is watching a child in a pool area. Don’t leave chairs or other items of furniture where a child could use them to climb into a fenced pool area. Stay close and alert watching children in and around the pool. Never leave a child unattended in a pool or spa and always watch your child when he or she is in or near water.

Keep children away from pool drains, pipes and other openings to avoid entrapments. If a child is missing, look for him or her in the pool or spa first. Share safety instructions with family, friends and neighbors. Understand the basics of life- saving so that you can assist in a pool emergency. Maintain appropriate equipment for your pool or spa. Install a four-foot or taller fence around the pool and spa and use self-closing and self-latching gates; ask your neighbors to do the same at their pools. Install and use a lockable safety cover on your spa. If your house serves as a fourth side of a fence around a pool, install door alarms and always use them. For additional protection, install window guards on windows facing pools or spas. Install pool and gate alarms to alert you when children go near the water. Ensure any pool and spa you use has compliant drain covers, and ask your pool service provider if you do not know. Maintain pool and spa covers in good working order. Consider using a surface wave or underwater alarm.

Find more safety tips for pools and spas at poolsafely.gov.

Jeffery Purchin owns and operates 5 Cities Swim School. He is currently on the board of directors for the United States Swim School Association, and has been teaching swimming to children over 32 years. Jeffrey can be reached at 481-6399 or http://www.5citiesswimschool.com.

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Family Events

APR 19-MAy 13 (times vary): ROMEO AND JULIET at Marian Theatre, 800 S College Dr, Santa Maria. The world’s most famous love story comes to life. In a world ripped apart by passions of brawling love and loving hate, two star-crossed lovers find each other in a love too pure for this hard world. Contact: 922-8313 or http://pcpa.org.

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 obscure ocean liner headed for an unknown destination. Cost: $15-$25. Contact: 927-3877 or http:// pewterploughplayhouse.org

APR 26-JUN 10 (times vary): VAUDEVILLE SPECTACULARatTheGreatAmericanMelodrama 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://americanmelodrama.com.

FRI APR 27-SUN APR 29 11:00 am-10:00 pm:

SANTA MARIA VALLEy STRAWBERRy FESTIVAL at Santa Maria Fair Park, 937 S Thornburg St. Celebrate strawberry season with a carnival, go cart racing, food, entertainment, and attractions for the whole family. Contact: www. santamariafairpark.com or 925-8824.

FRIAPR27-SUNAPR29(timesvary):PyGMALION

at Mission College Prep High School, 682 Palm St, SLO. FRI & SAT at 7:00 pm and SUN at 2:00 pm. Cost: $10 adults, $7 seniors and students. Contact: 543-2323 or http://missionprep.org.

FRI APR 27-SUN MAy 6 (times vary): THE THREE MUSKETEERS at Cultural and Performing Arts Centre, Cuesta College, HWy 1, San Luis Obispo. Follow the dazzling swordplay of d’Artangnan and The Three Musketeers in this lavish costumed romp. Cost: $15, students with ID $10, children 12 and under $5. Contact: 546-3195.

SAT APR 28 9:00 am-4:00 pm: SANTA MARIA COIN & COLLECTIBLES SHOW at Elwin Mussell Senior Center, 510 East Park Ave, Santa Maria.

Free show with coins, casino chips, beanies and sports cards for new, experienced, and junior collectors. Free coin appraisals! Contact: 937-

1250.

SAT APR 28 10:00 am-2:00 pm: WALK A MILE IN HER SHOES at Mission Plaza, 751 Palm St, SLO. SARP Center asks men to literally walk a mile in women’s high-heeled shoes to shed light on the serious topic of sexual assault in a light-hearted way, while uniting our community against it. Cost: Free. Contact: 545-8888 or http:// walkamileslo.org.

SAT APR 28 & SUN APR 29 (times vary): 8th Annual CAMBRIA WILDFLOWER SHOW at Veterans Memorial, 1000 Main St, Cambria. Over 400 individual specimens of fresh flowers will be labeled with their botanical names and family, along with their common names. SAT 12:00-5:00 pm and SUN 10:00 am-4:00 pm. Cost:

$3 donation; students free. Contact: 927-2856 or http://ffrpcambria.org.

SAT APR 28 11:30 am-1:00 pm: ALL CREATURES GREAT AND SMALL Blessing of the Animals at La Perla del Mar, 205 Windward Ave, Shell Beach. Beloved pets are given a special blessing inside the chapel. Admission is free. However, donations support the Rancho de los Animales program in Arroyo Grande, a nonprofit that cares

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for neglected farm animals and provides ranch

experiences for the public and the disabled. Pets must be on a leash or under owner’s control. Contact: www.laperladelmarchapel.com or 748-

5547.

SAT APR 28 at 2:00 & 7:30 pm: I GOT SPURS

at the Clark Center, 487 Fair Oaks Dr, Arroyo

Grande. The Gold Coast Barbershop Chorus of San Luis Obispo presents its 47th Annual Show with a Western theme and four-part a capella harmony with a time-twist. Great for the whole family! Tickets: $18. Contact: 489-9444 or http:// clarkcenter.org.

SAT APR 28 at 8:00 pm: BOLLyWOOD DELICIOUS at Cohan Center, 1 Grand Ave, San Luis Obispo. blue13 dance company, America’s premier contemporary Indian dance ensemble - renowned worldwide for its unparalleled artistry

and commitment to authenticity and colorful theatricality - offers up an entirely new flavor with their Bollywood Delicious burlesque. A tasty tongue-in-cheek treat! Contact: 756-2787

or http://pacslo.org.

SUN APR 29 12:00-4:00 pm: AUTISM AWARENESS FAIR and WALK for Autism at Mission Plaza

in San Luis Obispo. Join Central Coast Autism

Spectrum Center to show support for those touched by autism spectrum disorders. 12:00- 4:00 pm: Fair with children’s activities, music, food and vendor booths, and much more! WALK for Autism starts at 2:30 pm at the plaza. Contact: www.ASCtoWALK.com.

SUN APR 29 12:00-5:00 pm: MORRO BAy AAUW

GARDEN TOUR! Visit five unique gardens in Morro Bay and Los Osos. Tickets are $10 for the self-guiding tour and may be purchased at all Miner’s Hardware stores, Farm Supply SLO, Coalesce Bookstore in Morro Bay, and any AAUW member of the Morro Bay Branch. Contact: 748-

4731 or morrobayaauw.org.

SUN APR 29 1:00-4:00 pm: SPRING OPEN HOUSE

at Kennolyn Camps, 8205 Glen Haven Rd, Soquel.

Bring the whole family to enjoy refreshments,

meet year-round key staff, watch a short DVD offering a great overview of the Kennolyn experience, and tour the extensive grounds. Contact: 831 479-6714 or kennolyncamps.com.

MAy 3-6: 32nd Annual STEINBECK FESTIVAL at the National Steinbeck Center, One Main St, Salinas. This year’s theme is ‘A Voice.’ Celebrate the power of one voice—through story, song and image—in the work of Steinbeck and others. Contact: 831.775.4721 or www.steinbeck.org.

FRI MAy 4 10:00-11:30 am: CONVERSATIONS WITH CAL POLy AUTHORS at Robert E. Kennedy Library, 1 Grand Ave, San Luis Obispo. This free event features the book “Local Climate Action Planning” designed to help communities develop Climate Action Plans to help alleviate Greenhouse Gas. The authors begin with an informal talk, followed by a conversation with Elizabeth Lowham and Q&A. Contact: 756-7549 or http://lib.calpoly. edu/authors/climate.

FRI MAy 4 7:00-11:00 pm: WINE, WIT & WORDS:

A FUNd-Raising Spelling Bee for Grown-Ups at

Veteran’s Hall, 801 Grand Ave, San Luis Obispo. Come celebrate an evening with us and share lots of laughs, taste wines poured by local

wineries, and enjoy savory and sweet treats. Either attend as an audience member at $40/ person or form a team of 4 and pay $100 each

to register (a total of $400/team). Contact: 541-

4219 or www.sloliteracy.org.

SAT MAy 5 10:00 am-3:00 pm: BIRTH & BABy FAIR at Mission Plaza, 751 Palm St, SLO. Free family fun, silent auction, car seat safety check, and much more! Gather information about

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local resources and options available during pregnancy, birth, and early parenting in a fun and relaxed atmosphere. Contact: www.bbrn. org.

SAT MAy 5 & SUN MAy 6 10:00 am-5:00 pm: SAN LUIS OBISPO HOME SHOW at Alex Madonna Expo Center, 100 Madonna Rd, San Luis Obispo. Find all of the resources you need to make your home beautiful, no matter what your style or budget. Enjoy tips, seminars, and ideas on building, decorating, and organizing your home. Cost: Free. Contact: http://slohomeshow.com.

SAT MAy 5 11:00 am-2:00 pm: CyCLE DE MAyO Bike-a-Thon and Bike Rodeo at Morro Bay High School Track, 235 Atascadero Rd, Morro Bay. Join Morro Bay Montessori Charter School, SLO Ride Share, and SLO County Bike Coalition for this fun

family event with great food, prize drawings, kid- friendly activity booths and biking for ages K-6! Bike rodeo and event is free. Bike-a-thon entry is

Contact: www.montessoriparentnetwork.

blogspot.com or 801-2063.

$20.

SAT MAy 5 at 7:00 pm: MOVIE NIGHT IN THE ORCHARD at SLO Creek Farms, 6455 Monte Rd, SLO. See a free outdoor movie on the 1st SAT of every month through June with popcorn and drinks available for purchase. Bring chairs or a blanket for a more comfortable and enjoyable experience. Contact: (702) 245-3135 or http:// slocreekfarms.com.

SUN MAy 6 1:00-4:00 pm: FLAVOR OF SLO at Jack House and Gardens, 536 Marsh St, San Luis Obispo. Treat yourself to this annual tasting event showcasing the very best food, wine, and beer of our region. All proceeds benefit United Way of SLO Co. Cost: before May 6th, $45 /$30 Student. Day of event, $55 / $40 Student. Contact: 541-1234 or http://flavorofslo.com.

SUN MAy 6 at 2:00 pm: FESTIVAL BLACKLAKE a Cinco de Mayo Celebration at Blacklake Golf

Resort, 1490 Golf Course Ln, Nipomo. Featuring Los Lobos and Mariachi el Bronx. Gates open at noon. All Ages; 7 and under free in Lawn Seating. Rain or Shine. Contact: www.vallitix.com or 888

825-5484.

SUN MAy 6 at 2:00 pm: BLUE STEELE US AIR FORCE BAND at Clark Center, 487 Fair Oaks Ave, Arroyo Grande. Blue Steel is the commercial, popular music ensemble of the United States Air Force Academy Band. These full-time active duty bandsmen perform high energy music for audience members of all ages. A local group will hold a BBQ Fundraiser and AGHS Drama Department will hold a fundraising bake sale. This family event is free on a first-come, first- served basis. Reserve tickets: http://clarkcenter. org. Contact: 489-9444.

THU MAy 10 at 5:30 pm: TACO SALAD FIESTA Cinco De Mayo Fundraiser at South Bay

CommunityCenter,2180PalisadesAve,LosOsos.

This annual event includes taco salad, dessert, coffee, punch and musical entertainment by Mudskippers Band. Cost: $8. Tickets must be purchased in advance at SBCC M-F 9:00 am-1:00

pm. Bring the whole family for lots of fun, good food, door prizes, and dancing! Contact: 528-

2626.

FRI MAy 11 at 7:30 pm: 7th Annual BIKE-IN MOVIE Napoleon Dynamite at Mission Plaza, 751 Palm St, SLO. Bring your family, friends, and blankets for

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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

free fun. Hot chocolate and popcorn provided

by SLO County Bicycle Coalition. 2055 or www.slobikelane.org.

Contact: 547-

SAT MAy 12 8:30 am-12:00 pm: MIRACLE MILES FOR KIDS 10K WALK/RUN at Morro Rock in Morro Bay. It is time to lace up for the Family Care Network’s 9th annual Miracle Miles for Kids, a 10k walk/run benefitting the foster and high-needs children, youth, and families served by the agency. The race is followed by a beach party with music and food. Cost: $30 early registration. Contact: 503-6233 or http://fcni. org.

SAT MAy 12 11:00 am or 1:00 pm: TOUR DAy at Kennolyn Camps, 8205 Glen Haven Rd, Soquel. Bring the whole family to enjoy refreshments, meet year-round key staff, watch a short DVD offering a great overview of the Kennolyn experience, and tour the extensive grounds. Contact: 831 479-6714 or kennolyncamps.com.

SAT MAy 12 11:00 am-3:00 pm: MOTHERS’ DAy VICTORIAN TEA at the Historic Point San Luis Lighthouse, 3650 Avila Beach Dr, Avila Beach. Indulge your loved ones surrounded by stunning vistas with an elegant Afternoon Tea served with Champagne, homemade scones, finger sandwiches, French pastries and other scrumptious delights. Includes trolley ride, tour, live music, and corsage. Cost: $45 adults, $25 kids under 12. Limited seating. Reservations:

540-5771. Contact: www.sanluislighthouse.org.

SAT MAy 12 11:00 am-5:00 pm: OUTDOOR DISCOVERy FESTIVAL at Lopez Lake Recreation Area, 6800 Lopez Dr, Arroyo Grande. Enjoy music by Zongo All Stars, Cuesta Ridge, and Morning Rise Sound, nature boat cruises, arts and craft vendors, eco-fair exhibits, and demonstrations. Camp for the weekend or come for the day. Cost: $10 per vehicle. Contact: 781-5930 or http:// slocountyparks.org.

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SAT MAy 12 12:00-4:00 pm: 28th AAUW HOME TOUR in Paso Robles and Templeton. AAUW home tour benefits graduating seniors and returning women student scholarships. This year, the tour presents 3 unique homes for views of grand living in the Paso Robles / Templeton area. One home will serve refreshments. Contact: 227-7317.

SAT MAy 12 at 7:00 pm: Cuesta Master Chorale presents Bach’s ST. MATTHEW PASSION at Cohan Center, 1 Grand Ave, San Luis Obispo. Enjoy the greatest work of this composer and the late Baroque Period. Performance includes full orchestra. Conducted by Thomas Davies. Tickets: $20-35. Contact: 756-2787 or http:// pacslo.org.

SAT MAy 12 (times vary): NATIONAL TRAIN DAy EXCURSIONS at various Locations in San Luis Obispo County. The Central Coast will be alive with railroad events in celebration of the 4th Annual National Train Day. Enjoy free family events in San Luis Obispo and Guadalupe. In addition, the Central Coast Railroad Festival will coordinate two excursions on Amtrak from Guadalupe and Paso Robles to SLO. Cost: $15- $25. Contact: 773-4173.

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 MAy 13 1:00-4:00 pm: MOTHER’S DAy CONCERT at Jack House Garden, 536 Marsh St, San Luis Obispo. Enjoy light jazz music in the beautiful gardens. Desserts & beverages served at additional charge. Mothers receive a flower in honor of this special occasion. Docent tours of Jack House will be available. Cost: $5, kids free.

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Family Events

RSVP XVII: GARABATOS at PAC SLO, 1 Grand Ave, San Luis Obispo. This diverse transmedia series celebrates electroacoustic diversity and

compositional risk. Cost: $11. Contact: 756-2787

Contact: 781-7300.

SUN MAy 13 at 3:00 pm: SLO yOUTH SyMPHONy SEASON FINALE at Cohan Center, 1 Grand Ave, San Luis Obispo. Talented musicians of SLO youth Symphony will be joined by string students from across the Central Coast in the annual Season Finale and String Celebration Concert. Featuring beautiful music performed by young musicians, this is a wonderful concert for the entire family. Cost: $8. Contact: 756-2787 or http://pacslo.org.

THU MAy 17 6:00-9:00 pm: CASA’S GIRLS NIGHT OUT at San Luis Obispo Country Club, 225 Country Club Dr, SLO. Enjoy an evening of food, drinks, dancing and fun with Meathead Movers as your attentive companions! Visit to learn more about CASA and this event! Contact: 541-6542 or www. slocasa.org.

THU MAy 17 - SAT MAy 19 (times vary):

CONSERVATORy REPERTORy 2012 at Severson Theater, 800 S. College, Santa Maria. Enjoy Into the Woods and Metamorphoses. Cost: Adults $12 – Senior, Child, Student $10. Purchase one show at the adult ticket price and receive the second show at half price. Contact: 922-8313 or http://pcpa.org.

FRI MAy 18 12:00-2:00 pm: VETERANS RECOGNITION EVENT at Mitchell Park, 1400

Osos St, San Luis Obispo. Join Senator Blakeslee and local veterans organizations in recognizing our local heroes who have served in the United States Armed Forces. Cost: Free. Contact: 549-

3784.

SAT MAy 19 10:00 am-12:00 pm: SUMMER REGISTRATION FAIR at City of SLO Parks and Recreation Department, 1341 Nipomo St, SLO.

Leap into Summer! This is your first chance to register for day camps and swim lessons. This family event includes information booths, staff introductions, activities for kids, and class demonstrations. Completed Scholarship Applications MUST be submitted by May

15. No onsite scholarship processing (open

registration begins May 21). The Summer Activity Guide is released May 11 at www.slocity. org/parksandrecreation. Contact: 781-7300.

SAT MAy 19 10:00 am-3:00 pm: 4TH ANNUAL DUCKy DERBy at Mission Plaza, 989 Chorro St, San Luis Obispo. This family event is created by the men of Sigma Nu to help in the fight against cancer. By sponsoring a $5 duck, you’re entering to win a 42” HDTV (and many other prizes) while you enjoy the duck race, BBQ, silent auction, bounce house, face painting, games, and plenty of fun. All are welcome, and all proceeds go to the American Cancer Society! Cost: Free to watch, $5 per duck entry. Contact: 408 209-5423 or www.sloduckyderby.com.

WED MAy 23 at 7:00 pm: SPRING CONCERT by Morro Bay High School and Los Osos Middle School Bands at Cohan Center, 1 Grand Ave, San Luis Obispo. The MBHS Concert Band will perform music of Daniel Bukvich, including a new work for Symphonic Band, Rock Band and String Quartet, entitled “The Evolution, Revolution, and Dissolution of the Blues: Part 2” conducted by the composer. Contact: 756-2787 or http://pacslo.org.

THU MAy 24-SAT MAy 26 (times vary): PIPPIN presented by AGHS at Clark Center, 487 Fair Oaks Ave, Arroyo Grande. Pippin is a wacky musical that breaks the fourth wall while telling the story of a young prince trying to find his place. This hip, tongue-in-cheek, anachronistic fairy tale captivates with an energetic pop-influenced score. Contact: 489-9444 or http://clarkcenter. org.

TUE MAy 29 & THU MAy 31 at 8:00 pm: CAL POLy

or http://pacslo.org.

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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!

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.

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.

SAT JUN 2 11:00 am–7:00 pm: MORRO BAy MUSIC FESTIVAL at 714 Embarcadero, Morro 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.

SAT JUN 2 at 8:00 pm: A MUSICAL JOURNEy The Vocal Arts Ensemble Prepares for Tour at the Mission, 989 Chorro St, San Luis Obispo. Tickets: $15-30. Contact: 541-6797 or www. vocalarts.org.

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.

Recurring Events & Resources
Recurring Events
& Resources

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.

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. Cost: $5. Contact:

801-8088.

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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.

and free pick-up for large

TVs and loads of electronic waste. Contact: 473-

1421 or www.explorationstation.org.

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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. Contact: www.slonightwriters.org.

2ndWEDeverymonth9:30-10:30am: FreeClassic 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.

AIKIDO FOR KIDS - Get Fit at Aikido of SLO, 209 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.

La Clinica de Tolosa is a nonprofit children’s dental clinic in Paso Robles providing a full range of quality pediatric dental care for ages 1 to 12. 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 SAT 11:00 am-4:00 pm: ADOPT-A-PET 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:

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

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.

Every WED at 4:30 pm: Read to Skipper the Dog

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 the services they would like 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.

All services are free and completely confidential. Contact: 461-3405 or www.treeoflifepsc.com.

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

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Los Osos Library, 2075 Palisades Ave. Skipper

caregivers and family members dealing with

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a good listener.

Contact: 528-1862 or http://

long-term illness, memory loss, dementia, and

slolibrary.org.

Alzheimer’s. Contact: 458-7484.

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

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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.

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Contact: 528-0392 or www.elfin-forest.org. • May 2012 • 2nd SAT every month: Family programs at San

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.

1st THU every month at 6:15 pm: Commission on the Status of Women meets at Coast National Bank, 500 Marsh St, San Luis Obispo. The Commission is an official advisory group to the SLO County Board of Supervisors to identify issues of concern to women that are not currently the focus of other advocacy or advisory organizations. Contact: 788-3406.

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 the San Luis Obispo Women’s Community Center, 1124 Nipomo St, #D in SLO. Practical tips, pointers, and suggestions for handling family law issues. $10.00 donation requested for handout materials and book. Contact: 544-9313 to register.

4th TUE every month at 5:30 pm: Legal Clinic for Self-Represented Litigants at the San Luis Obispo County Courthouse Law Library, 1050 Monterey St in SLO, #125. SLO County Bar Assn Family Law Section & Women’s Community Center provide one-on-one legal advice for persons filing divorces w/o an attorney, and a document preparer to assist in completing court- required forms. Min. $40.00 donation. Limit: 12 participants. Contact: 544-9313.

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

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Women’s 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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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. Cost-Free! Contact: 547-1914 or www.jackshelpinghand.org.

Every TUE 2:00-5:00 pm & FRI 4:00-7:00 pm:

Jacks’ Adaptive Toy Lending Library - Jack’s Helping Hand at Pat’s Place in Nipomo Recreation Community Rm, 671 W Tefft St, Ste 2, Nipomo. 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.

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.

Divorce Support Group meets weekly at 1540 Marsh St. Suite 260 in SLO. Licensed Psychotherapist Ben Elfant-Rea leads the group. Contact: 903-2604 or www.searchforself.com.

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.

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 watch. Different costume-decoration themes every month. Have fun and obey all traffic laws! Contact: http:/ bikehappening.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.

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 a table

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sign “Senior Dancers.” Dance, chat and listen to good music. No fees; no dues; just fun! Contact:

489-5481 or dg17@juno.com.

Literacy Council for San Luis Obispo County has an ongoing and urgent need for volunteer tutors

and offers free training in SLO. Contact: 541-4219

or www.sloliteracy.org.

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.

Central Coast Commission for Senior Citizens

offers many free services: Senior Connection

- connecting callers with local resources;

HICAP (Health Insurance Counseling and Advocacy Program) one on one assistance for Medicare beneficiaries, advise and referrals for long term care options, and help with billing / appeals; Vial of Life magnetized containers with medical information; a Senior Resource Directory for SLO or SB counties, and much more. Contact: 925-9554 or www. centralcoastseniors.org.

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

781-7306.

San Luis Obispo ALPHA (Alpha Pregnancy Counseling & Support) is a nonprofit, nonpolitical, non-sectarian organization providing free pregnancy support, newborn assistance & education in SLO, Arroyo Grande, and Atascadero. Pregnancy Testing; Options Counseling; Follow-Up Counseling; Support & Referrals re: Post-Partum Depression; Medical Care & Insurance; 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.

Sexual Assault Recovery and Prevention (SARP) Center of San Luis Obispo County offers: Weekly Drop-In Support Group for Sexual Assault Survivors; 24 Hour Crisis Line; Advocacy and Accompaniment; Peer Counseling; Individual Clinical Counseling; Prevention & Education Programs; and Women’s Empowerment and Self Defense Workshops. Contact: 545-8888 or www.sarpcenter.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:

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Asthma

Asthma is the most common chronic disease among children. Asthma is a condition in which the airways become blocked or narrowed. These effects are

usually temporary, but they cause shortness of breath, breathing trouble, and other symptoms.

If an asthma episode is severe,

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breathing. People with asthma can be of any race, age, or sex. Its treatment costs billions of dollars each year.

Despite the far-reaching effects of asthma, much remains to be learned about what causes it and how to prevent it. Although asthma can cause severe health problems, in most cases treatment can control it and allow a person to live a normal and active life.

Allergic (extrinsic) asthma is characterized by airway obstruction and inflammation that is at least partially reversible with medication and is always associated with allergy. Allergic asthma is the most common form of asthma. Many of the symptoms of allergic and non-allergic asthma arethesame(coughing,wheezing, shortness of breath or rapid breathing, and chest tightness). However, allergic asthma is triggered by inhaling allergens such as dust mites, pet dander,

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pollens, mold, etc. Through a complex reaction, these allergens cause the passages in the airways of the lungs to become inflamed and swollen.

Non-Allergic (intrinsic) asthma, like allergic asthma, is charac- terized by airway obstruction and inflammation that is at least partially reversible with medication. However symptoms in this type of asthma are NOT associated with an allergic reaction. Many of the symptoms of allergic and non-allergic asthma arethesame(coughing,wheezing, shortness of breath or rapid breathing, and chest tightness), butnon-allergicasthmaistriggered by other factors such as anxiety, stress, exercise, cold air, dry air, hyperventilation, smoke, viruses, or other irritants. In non-allergic asthma, the immune system is not involved in the reaction, as with allergic reaction.

Both allergic and non-allergic asthma are primarily chronic inflammatory diseases of the airways. This means that people

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with

(1) The bronchi, airway branches leading to the lungs, become overly reactive and more sensitive to all kinds of asthma triggers such as allergens, cold and dry air, smoke and viruses.

(2) The lungs have difficulty moving air in and out, which is called airflow obstruction. Together, these symptoms cause the tertiary symptoms including coughing, wheezing, tightness in the chest, and worse.

If your child is having trouble breathing, call 911 immediately. If you suspect that you or your child may have asthma, contact your doctor. With proper treatment, all forms of asthma can be controlled.

For more information, visit http:// www.aafa.org.

Adapted from the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA).

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