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Kelrik Productions is pleased to announce the Central Coast Premier of SHREK THE MUSICAL to

Kelrik Productions is pleased to announce the Central Coast Premier of SHREK THE MUSICAL to stage at the Spanos Theater, Performing Arts Center, San Luis Obispo. July 12-21, audiences can fall in love with Shrek and his wise- ass sidekick Donkey all over again.

Originally an Oscar-winning DreamWorks film with three successfulsequelsandtwoholiday specials, SHREK THE MUSICAL is based on the life-changing adventure Shrek endures trying to reclaim the deed to his land. Part romance, part twisted fairy tale and an unlikely hero makes for a show like no other show on the Central Coast.

Shrek’s adventure begins in a kingdom far, far away where things become unsettled when an ogre replaces the handsome prince who, according to fairy tales should be the one to rescue the beautiful princess. But when Shrek steps in to save Princess Fiona from a mean fire-breathing dragon, things couldn’t go more wrong. Their feisty relationship, a chatty donkey, a very short villain and other fairytale misfits keep the audience entertained.

Before Shrek was a musical, or even a movie, he was a storybook character created by New Yorker cartoonist and author William Steig in 1990. The production played on Broadway from 2008 to 2010 and revised versions continue to tour.

The role of Shrek will be played by Christian Clarno. Tabatha Skanes will play the feisty Princess Fiona. Redzuan Abdul Rahim is Shrek’s lovably annoying best friend Donkey, and Erik Austin plays the vertically-challenged villain Lord

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Farquaad.

Rounding out the cast of misfit fairy tale characters, the peoples of Duloc and Far, Far Away will be:

Joe Ogren, Ashlin Hatch, Danielle Mendoza, Chloe Davis, Carissa Calberg, Carey Blauvelt, Gregg Riforgiate, Allison King, Karlyn Kromhout, Mya Paredes, Theresa Riforgiate, Chase Schalchlin, Sandy Schwarer, Ryan Vasquez, Alison Warren, Lester Wilson, Mike Mesker, Turner Spratt, Emily Riforgiate and Coen Carlberg.

SHREK THE MUSICAL features a book and lyrics by Pulitzer Prize ® winner David Lindsay-Abaire (Rabbit Hole, Good People), music by Olivier Award-winner Jeanine Tesori (Thoroughly Modern Millie, Caroline, or Change). SHREK THE MUSICAL is directed by Erik Austin with Musical Direction by Lacey McNamara and Choreography by New York Guest Artist Joe Ogren. The creative team also includes David Beals (Lighting Design), Kathleen Forster and Keith Wetzel (Costume Design), Ethereal FX (Dragon Design), Mark Hughes (Set Design) and Grosh (Scenic backdrops).

SHREK THE MUSICAL will be performed on Friday and Saturday Evenings at 7:00 pm, with Sunday Matinees at 2:00 pm. Tickets are $35 and can be purchased online at www.pacslo.org, by phone (805) 756-4TIX or at the PAC Box Office, 1 Grand Ave, San Luis Obispo.

SHREK THE MUSICAL is the final show of Kelrik’s 2013 INSPIRE season. This production is made possible through the generous contributions of our Sponsors:

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Ethereal FX and Cheap Thrills. For more information on Kelrik Productions, please visit the website: www.kelrikproductions. org.

KELRIK PRODUCTIONS NEEDS YOUR SUPPORT TO FIND A NEW HOME!

The Unity building located on the corner of Johnson and Southwood in San Luis Obispo will no longer be Kelrik’s home. The building, owned by the Unity Church, has recently been sold to a developer. Kelrik is reaching out to the community for support in locating a new home.

Unity has been Kelrik’s home for

seven years and has provided the base for community productions across a multitude of genres from the delightful and family-friendly Pinkalicious to the spectacular and artistically stimulating Cats. These shows have offered quality entertainment, education, and cultural enrichment for all ages in our region.

Through the Kelrik Cares Program, cast members have collected thousands of dollars for other nonprofit organizations, such as Woods Humane Society, Big Brothers, Casa, The Prado Day Center, and Kids Cancer Reseach Foundation over the past 3 years, If you have any ideas for Kelrik’s home search, please call 543-7529.

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Library Voice

Summer @ SLO County Libraries by Kristen Barnhart
Summer @
SLO County Libraries
by Kristen Barnhart

June 1st marked 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 library books. Studies show that kids who continue to read throughout their summer breaks retain and maintain the skills learned in the classroom far better than those who don’t. The habit of weekly visits to the library can also keep kids in the loop with friends and other families as they all gravitate to the heart of their communities!

Dig Into Reading @ Your Library is the theme for children from toddlers up to fifth grade, and even babies can “earn” a board book this summer. Children who are lap readers, those who have books read to them, and beginning readers will read 20 books to complete their book logs. Teens and children who are chapter book readers will finish with 10 books. The rewards are fabulous! Not only do readers have the pleasure of wonderful books, they will receive a beautiful canvas book bag from Cloud Star featuring local artists, a book of their own, and coupons from local businesses that love to support children’s literacy!

Teens who read Beneath the Surface @ Your Library will have the added incentive of entering a raffle for an iPod Touch! This year, we will have Reading Logs available to print on our website as well as in person. Just bring the completed log to your local branch Library for your rewards. Keep checking slolibrary. org throughout the year for updates on all things wonderful at the Library. On our website, you can also search the library collection, put holds on items, and even renew materials from home. Don’t forget to follow us on Facebook: SLOCountyLibrary and keep up on posts about new books, movies, and programs countywide. Some Libraries will continue their regular Preschool and Toddler StoryTimes, as well as some Saturday movie matinees and teen and tween crafts (some may require pre-registration due to limited space

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and hands-on opportunities, so be sure to check with your local library).

Remember, you have until August 3rd to finish your book log and get it turned in for your rewards. If you are unable to come in to sign-up in person, we now have logs available on our website www.slolibrary.org that you can print at home, fill out, and bring in to your branch library by August 3rd.

But wait; that’s not all! We offer amazing free live performances throughout the county geared toward children ages 4 and up. These are professional performers with a fun and educational slant. We bring in programs from throughout the state and spotlight local talent for your summer enjoyment. Here are the programs for July:

John Beccia: This retired Paso Robles kindergarten teacher draws kids into

his circle of wonder using lively music

(with a voice sweet and scratchy as

a cat’s tongue), movement, and

stories. Cayucos Library: WED JUL 24

at 11:30 am.

Libros y Cantos with Pedro & Sara:

This local couple fills the Children’s Room with families throughout the

year with laughter, songs, and stories

in Spanish and some in English! San

Luis Obispo Library: TUE JUL 16 at 4:15 pm.

Diana Lynn Carter: This amazing singer/songwriter is known for mixing music, dance, storytelling, and theatre in local schools. Shandon Library: THU JUL 11 at 1:00 pm.

Central Coast Paranormal Investigators:

Do you really want to know what goes bump in the night?! Los Osos Library: WED JUL 17 at 7:00 pm.

Duct Tape Crafts: We’ll bring the tape, you bring your creativity! Sponsored by Rita’s Rainbow for Teens and Tweens. Atascadero Library: SAT JUL 13 at 10:30 am, Santa Margarita Library: THU JUL 18 at 3:00 pm, San Luis Obispo Library: SAT JUL 20 at 11:00 am.

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Karen Garman: Miss Karen weaves props, costumes, and games into a lively program of drama, dance, and storytelling. Every show becomes unique. Los Osos Library: TUE JUL 9 at 10:00 am.

becomes unique. Los Osos Library: TUE JUL 9 at 10:00 am. Zette Harbour : Setting the

Zette Harbour: Setting the scene and spinning a yarn, this master storyteller will sweep you away. Los Osos Library: TUE JUL 16 at 10:00 am, Nipomo Library: WED JUL 17 at 11:00 am.

JUL 16 at 10:00 am, Nipomo Library: WED JUL 17 at 11:00 am. Tom Knight :

Tom Knight: He will present vibrant original songs (available on CD at your library) and skits with his handmade puppets and props. San Luis Obispo Library: WED JUL 17 at 10:30 am, Arroyo Grande Library: WED JUL 17 at 2:00 pm, Atascadero Library: THU JUL 18 at 11:00 am, Morro Bay Library:

THU JUL 18 at 2:30 pm.

18 at 11:00 am, Morro Bay Library: THU JUL 18 at 2:30 pm. Shiu-Ching McSparron :

Shiu-Ching McSparron: Join in the enchantment of traditional Chinese dance! Arroyo Grande Library: WED JUL 24 at 2:00 pm.

Rancho El Chorro Naturalist: Meet animals such as a rabbit, snake, and owl and learn how they depend on each other in a food chain. Nipomo Library: WED JUL 10 at 11:00 am, Cayucos Library: WED JUL 17 at 11:30 am, San Luis Obispo Library: WED JUL 24 at 10:30 am.

Craig Newton: Craig gives music new life with his very interactive family show. Los Osos Library: TUE JUL 23 at 10:00 am, Atascadero Library:

THU JUL 25 at 11:00 am, Morro Bay Library: THU JUL 25 at 2:00 am.

25 at 11:00 am, Morro Bay Library: THU JUL 25 at 2:00 am. Nina Ryne :

Nina Ryne: This singer/storyteller will delight and give you a chance to play along! Cayucos Library: WED JUL 10 at 11:30 am.

Saturday Afternoon Matinees @ the San Luis Obispo Library on July 6 & July 20 at 2:00 pm. Snacks provided!

Something Ridiculous Jugglers:

Mark Wilder and VonJon are slapstick stuntmen who juggle while on free-standing ladders, seven-foot tall unicycles, or atop the partner’s shoulders. Creston Library: TUE JUL 9 at 2:30 pm, Cayucos Library: WED JUL 31 at 11:30 am, Arroyo Grande Library: WED JUL 31 at 2:00 pm.

Taiko Drumming: Let the Buddhist musical group Ichimi Daiko enchant you with the ancient art of Japanese drumming. Arroyo Grande Library:

WED JUL 10 at 2:00 pm, Morro Bay Library: THU JUL 11 at 2:00 pm.

Bob & Judy Thomas:

Tortoise Rescue-Triple T Ranch. Learn about the protection of turtles and tortoises through capture, breeding, proper care, adoption, and more. Nipomo Library: WED JUL 24 at 11:00 am.

Turtle &

John Weaver: This Bay Area storyteller will keep kids laughing till the end! San Luis Obispo Library:

WED JUL 10 at 10:30 am, Atascadero Library: THU JUL 11 at 11:00 am.

Kristen Barnhart has been telling stories, recommending books, and stamping little hands for over 34 years throughout SLO County. She is currently a Youth Services Librarian at the San Luis Obispo Library. Kristen can be reached at (805) 781-5775 or kbarnhart@slolibrary.org.

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

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Money

Money Financial Moves for a Growing Family by Molly Peoples When you add a child to
Financial Moves for a Growing Family
Financial Moves for a Growing Family

by Molly Peoples

When you add a child to your family, either through birth or adoption, it’s obviously an exciting and joyful time in your life — and it’s also a busy one, as you deal with all the challenges and commitments faced by all parents. However, hectic as your life may be, you’ll still need to think about making some key financial arrangements to accommodate your new child. Here are some suggestions to consider:

Get a Social Security number.

You’ll want to obtain a Social Security number for your child

as soon as possible.

Speak with a tax advisor. If you’re adopting a child, you might be eligible for federal income tax credits.

Build an emergency fund. Obviously, a new child may

mean a variety of new expenses.

If you aren’t prepared for these

costs, many of which may crop up suddenly, you might be forced to dip into your long-term investments. Such a move could slow your progress toward your important goals, such as

a comfortable retirement. To

avoid this potential problem, try to build an emergency fund containing six months’ worth of living expenses. Put the money in a liquid account so you can access it quickly and without penalty.

Research options for a special needs child. If you have a special needs child, you may want to explore any available government benefits and consider speaking with an attorney about your legal options.

Consider disability insurance. You may want to purchase disability insurance, or review your current policy, to ensure your family’s needs are covered should you become ill or disabled and cannot work for a while.

Review your life insurance. It’s essential that you maintain adequate life insurance to cover your family’s future financial needs, including education costs. While your employer may offer you a group policy, it might not be sufficient to keep up with your growing family. There’s no one “formula” for determining the appropriate amount of life insurance, but a professional financial advisor can review your family situation and recommend suitable coverage.

Save for college. Given the high costs of higher education, it’s never too soon to start putting away money for college. You may want to consider a tax- advantaged account, such as

a 529 plan, which offers high

contribution limits and provides you with the flexibility to switch beneficiaries, if necessary.

•Review / add beneficiary designations. You may want to change or add beneficiaries to your IRA, 401(k), life insurance, annuities and other accounts.

Explore a custodial account. You might want to consider a custodial account, such as an UGMA or UTMA, that allows you

to transfer assets for the benefit

of a child under 21. (Consult with your tax and legal advisors before making this move.)

Of course, you don’t have to take

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care of all these items at once. But by methodically working your way through this list, you will eventually adjust your overall financial strategy to include your new child — which means you’ll be helping your growing

family make progress toward its important goals.

Molly Peoples is a financial advisor at Edward Jones in San Luis Obispo. She can be reached at (805) 784-9013. © 2013 Edward Jones. All rights reserved. Member SIPC.

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Fun & Games

Help the bee find his way to the hive!
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Jack’s Jokes Why did the chicken cross the playground? To get to the other slide!
Jack’s Jokes
Why did the chicken cross the playground?
To get to the other slide!
Why was the cookie sad?
Because his mom was a wafer so long!
What did the hamburger name its baby?
Patty!
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Reading pRoblems exposed!

by Karyn Lutes, MA, CCC-SLP “The Speech And Learning Coach”

If your child struggles with reading, or if his reading lacks fluency, you are not alone! Many children learn

to read, but lack automatic decoding

and strong comprehension. The foundational building blocks (called processing skills) must be in place in order to read efficiently. The primary processing skills for reading include: auditory processing, visual processing, language processing, memory, and attention. Highlights of each area and their impact on reading are shared below.

Auditory processing is your brain’s ability to correctly interpret sounds and sound combinations that are received by your ears. Phonemic awareness is one aspect of auditory processing and it is the ability to correctly receive and manipulate sounds. It is the greatest predictor of reading success. Weak auditory processing can be compared to being on a bad cell phone call; you only get bits and pieces of information and it causes confusion, frustration, and anxiety. Children with auditory processing problems often say “Huh?” and strain to listen and keep

up with conversations.

Visual processing is your brain’s ability to accurately and efficiently process information received through your eyes. Paul Madaul noted that reading requires translation of visual symbols into an internal auditory image held in the mind. The visual symbols, or letters, require your eyes to work well together. Children with poor visual processing may have problems with reading such as: skipping letters, words, or lines.

Many of these children look at a page of words or math problems and the numbers and organization on the page do not make sense. According to Sally Goddard Blythe, “…children with dyslexia who have visual processing and motor- perceptual problems have difficulty with understanding direction, sequencing, and control of eye movements.”

Language processing skills are

a critical component of reading.

The purpose of reading is to comprehend new information, and in order to comprehend, children must have good vocabulary knowledge. Understanding non-

literal language is important in order

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turning language into a visualized image in your mind). Good language expression while reading aloud requires fluency, phrasing, rhythm, and intonation.

Memory processing is the ability to retain information long enough for

it to be useful. According to Joan

Smith, PhD, good visual and auditory memory is necessary for reading since they impact word-attack and comprehension. Children who have weak memory skills are unable to remember the sequence of letters to quickly recall words, and they are unable to retain what they read.

Attention impacts all areas of brain processing and learning. Conversely, weak underlying processing skills, such as those previously mentioned, will stress attention.

A reading problem can result if any

of the processing skills mentioned above are weak. When this is the case, too much energy is spent trying to compensate for the weaknesses, so reading and comprehension are severely compromised. The problems will continue unless the weak skills are remediated by building new neuropathways in the brain.

If your child is struggling to read

by age 6, you will need to rule-out the following problems: eyesight (optometrist), hearing (audiologist), and processing skills including auditory, visual, attention, memory, and language, at a specialized learning center. The keys to a successful remediation program begin with correctly identifying weak processing areas with a specialized program to correct them. This will allow your child to rediscover his potential and restore confidence in his ability to read and learn.

Blyth, Sally Goddard. Attention, Balance and Coordination: The A.B.C. of Learning Success. West Sussex, UK: Wiley-Blackwell, 2009.

Madaule, Paul. When Listening Comes Alive. Norval, Ontario: Moulin Publishing, 1994.

Smith, Joan, Ph.D. Learning Victories.

Sacramento, CA: Learning Time Products Inc.,

1996.

Karyn Lutes, MA, CCC-SLP, is a Licensed Speech and Language Pathologist, CA Credentialed Teacher, and Executive Director of The Speech And Learning Coach in Arroyo Grande. She is an author, speaker, wife, and mother of three. Contact her at (805) 474-1144 or Info@TheSpeechAndLearningCoach.com. © 2013 The Speech And Learning Coach. com. Reproduction allowed if origination is included. Must be used in its entirety.

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Local History Historic Morro Bay by Guy Crabb
Local History
Historic Morro Bay
by Guy Crabb

Summer is finally here, and going to the beach is one activity that most kids love. I suggest heading to Morro Bay, to enjoy the beach on one side of the Rock and the beautiful view of the bay on the other side. When you pack up for your trip, be sure to bring this article about historic Morro Bay fun.

Let me start with the island. Yes, at one time Morro Bay had its own island. The island I am referring to is Morro Rock. For thousands of years, Morro Rock was an island. At low tide, some people would try to wade across the water that would go up to their armpits or they would hop in a row boat to have a picnic along the shore of the rock. It wasn’t until 1933 that the Works Progress Administration (WPA) blasted the Rock to get materials to build a road from the mainland to the Rock.

get materials to build a road from the mainland to the Rock. As you take that

As you take that ride out to the Rock, realize that the road you are driving on is built of layers and layers of rock and dirt that came directly from Morro Rock. I could go on and on about the Rock, but I have other places in mind for you to visit.

Turn around and head back on the Embarcadero, check out all of the tourist stores, and make your way up to Morro Bay Blvd (MBB). As you drive up and down Morro Bay Blvd, you are traveling though the heart of the city. Morro Bay Blvd

Central Coast Family

was once called 5th Street, when most of the streets were numbered or lettered. It might be a good idea to park the car near the Bank of America on Morro Bay Blvd. Let’s walk up the street until you get to 400 MBB, which is currently leased by a nice little resale boutique called Threads.

What you are standing in front of was the first real ice cream shop in town. It was called Morro Bay Creamery and the name wrapped the building in really cool neon

lights. The huge windows in front enticed all the kids in town to look

in and try to convince their parents

to take them in for an ice cream. I

used to work with Dan Stanley at Morro Elementary School, and he remembered going in this place as

a kid with his buddies to spend all of their money at the Creamery on malts and hot fudge sundaes.

Morro Bay Creamery
Morro Bay Creamery

Here’s another little bit of trivia about the little building next door to Threads. Today, at 410 Morro Bay Blvd is a business called Castaways, but in 1960 a person would come down to 410 to play pool because this was the Morro Bay Recreation Center Pool Hall. It’s funny that in 1960, pool halls were great fun for the people in Morro Bay, but in 1957 there was a big controversy in town about pinball machines.

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In 1957, a pinball arcade opened about two blocks from Morro Elementary School. Parents got together and formed a committee to ask the Board of Supervisors to outlaw the “evil” machines. The committee feared that kids would spend their lunch money playing pinball instead of buying lunch. Within three months, the arcade was shut down. By January of 1958, all pinball machines were outlawed in San Luis Obispo County. I’m pretty sure it’s okay to play pinball in town now, because my wife and I went to Cool Cats restaurant the other day and we didn’t get busted for playing an old Elton John “Captain Fantastic” pinball machine.

When you are standing in front of the old Creamery, look across the street and you will see a two-story brick building. Today, John Ramos art gallery displays his paintings at this very historic location. This is one of the oldest buildings in town, and it has a wonderful history. The building you are looking at was built in the 1910s or 1920s and was the city post office. It was run by Postmistress Lillie Anderson.

post office. It was run by Postmistress Lillie Anderson. The Post Office was on the left

The Post Office was on the left side of the building and the Anderson Dry Goods store was on the right side. At some point in the 1950s, the owner of the building decided to

cover up the second floor windows with a giant billboard. Several years ago, after a major building update, the owners decided to do the right thing and restore the building to its original design.

Now let’s cross the street. At the corner of Morro Bay Blvd and Monterey, (originally 5th Street and C Street) is Jug Liquor. They

have been there for a long time, but if you look at this location for

a few minutes, you may be able to

imagine the gas station that was once at this location. Most of the old postcards I have of Morro Bay Blvd show Richfield gas station at the corner. You can imagine the gas pumps in the middle of what is now the parking lot. That little tobacco store was also part of the gas station.

The next place to visit is next door to Jug Liquor. Today it’s called Central Coast Music, but it was at

one time the town’s first real movie theater. If you walk in, go to the back of the business and you will see

a very cool stage where plays would

also be performed. You can also check out the front of the building and notice all the light sockets that would light up in the evening and attract the town to come down to enjoy a movie.

Enjoy a scenic drive to Morro Bay this summer. There are many more old buildings in town, so walk around and explore this historic area.

Guy Crabb teaches at Charles E. Teach Elementary School in San Luis Obispo. He graduated from Cal Poly SLO and has been teaching for 28 years. Guy was a Teacher of the Year in 2006 and currently teaches at a National Blue Ribbon School. Reach him at

crabbx5@charter.net.

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July 2013 Free Ongoing Events

SUNDAY

MONDAY

TUESDAY

WEDNESDAY

THURSDAY

FRIDAY

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

FARMERS MARKETS:

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

3:00-6:00 pm in Paso Robles City Park LIBRARY STORYTIME: 10:10 SLO DOC BURNSTEIN’S READING LAB 3:30-4:15pm

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

LIBRARY STORYTIME: 11:00 AG

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

INTERNATIONAL

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

LIBRARY STORYTIME: 10:30 LO

Birthstone: Ruby

Birthstone: Ruby Flower: Larkspur

Flower: Larkspur

jOkE DAY

July is:

DOG DAYS BEGIN

July is: DOG DAYS BEGIN   SLO CO GENEALOGICAL SOCIETY 1st SAT 12:30am IOOF Hall SLO
 

SLO CO GENEALOGICAL SOCIETY 1st SAT 12:30am IOOF Hall SLO

Anti-Boredom Month National Blueberry Month National Hot Dog Month National Ice Cream Month National Picnic Month National Recreation Month

Month National Hot Dog Month National Ice Cream Month National Picnic Month National Recreation Month NATIONAL
NATIONAL FRIED

NATIONAL FRIED

WORLD UFO DAY  

WORLD UFO DAY

WORLD UFO DAY  
 

1ST ZEPPELIN FLEW (in 1900)

INDEPENDENCE DAY

CHICkEN 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 10:00am-12:30pm Cayucos Vets Hall 2:30-5:30pm Cambria Main St Vets Hall 4:00-8:00pm Avila Beach Promenade

LIBRARY STORYTIME: 10:30 LO

8:00-10:30am SLO Promenade 9:00am-12:30pm Templeton City Park 9:00am-1:00pm Shell Bch Dinosaur Caves 9:00am-1:00pm Paso Downtown Park 12:00-2:30pm AG Village Gazebo 2:30-6:00pm Morro Bay 800 Main St

LIBRARY STORYTIME: 11:00 AG

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

LIBERTY BELL CRACkS (at J. Marshall’s funeral in 1835)

LIBERTY BELL CRACkS (at J. Marshall’s funeral in 1835)
   
   
  PAPER BAG DAY  
 
  PAPER BAG DAY  

PAPER BAG DAY

 

TEDDY BEAR’S

TEDDY BEAR’S

PICNIC DAY

PICNIC DAY
PICNIC DAY

MACARONI DAY

NEW MOON

NATIONAL SUGAR

CHEER UP THE LONELY DAY

NATIONAL FRENCH FRIES DAY

COOkIE DAY

COOkIE DAY

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FARMERS MARKETS:

FARMERS MARKETS:

FARMERS MARKETS:

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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

LIBRARY STORYTIME: 10:30 LO

8:00-10:30am SLO Promenade 9:00am-12:30pm Templeton City Park 9:00am-1:00pm Shell Bch Dinosaur Caves 9:00am-1:00pm Paso Downtown Park 12:00-2:30pm AG Village Gazebo 2:30-6:00pm Morro Bay 800 Main St

LIBRARY STORYTIME: 11:00 AG

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

BARN DAY

PICk BLUEBERRIES DAY

   
DISNEYLAND OPENS  

DISNEYLAND OPENS

DISNEYLAND OPENS  
DISNEYLAND OPENS  
 
FIRST BOEING 707 FLEW (in 1954) (in 1955) STICk YOUR TONGUE OUT DAY

FIRST BOEING 707 FLEW (in 1954)

FIRST BOEING 707 FLEW (in 1954)

(in 1955)

(in 1955)

STICk YOUR TONGUE OUT DAY

STICk YOUR TONGUE OUT DAY

APOLLO 11 LIFTS OFF (to the moon in 1969)

COW APPRECIATION DAY

CHESS DAY MOON DAY (Astronauts land 1969) ICE CREAM SODA DAY

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FARMERS MARKET:

FARMERS MARKET:

FARMERS MARKETS:

FARMERS MARKETS:

FARMERS MARKETS:

FARMERS MARKETS:

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

LIBRARY STORYTIME: 10:30 LO

8:00-10:30am SLO Promenade 9:00am-12:30pm Templeton City Park 9:00am-1:00pm Shell Bch Dinosaur Caves 9:00am-1:00pm Paso Downtown Park 12:00-2:30pm AG Village Gazebo 2:30-6:00pm Morro Bay 800 Main St

LIBRARY STORYTIME: 11:00 AG

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

STORYTIME: 11:00 AG 3:00-6:00pm Grover Bch Ramona Park   NATIONAL jUNk     FOOD DAY AMELIA
 
 

NATIONAL jUNk

 
NATIONAL jUNk    
 

FOOD DAY

AMELIA EARHART

AUNT & UNCLE DAY

DAY

DAY

NATIONAL SUMMER LEISURE DAY

NATIONAL SUMMER LEISURE DAY
NATIONAL SUMMER LEISURE DAY
NATIONAL SUMMER LEISURE DAY

FULL MOON

ICE CREAM CONE INTRODUCED (in 1904) THREAD THE NEEDLE DAY (Celebration of Needle Crafts)

ICE CREAM CONE INTRODUCED (in 1904)

THREAD THE NEEDLE DAY (Celebration of Needle Crafts)

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FARMERS MARKETS:

FARMERS MARKETS:

FARMERS MARKETS:

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

LIBRARY STORYTIME: 10:30 LO

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

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

NATIONAL

PARENTS DAY

NATIONAL PARENTS DAY
 
  LIBRARY STORYTIME: 11:00 AG

LIBRARY STORYTIME: 11:00 AG

BEATRIx POTTER’S BIRTHDAY (Born in 1866)

FATHER IN LAW DAY

 
BEATRIx POTTER’S BIRTHDAY (Born in 1866) FATHER IN LAW DAY  
BEATRIx POTTER’S BIRTHDAY (Born in 1866) FATHER IN LAW DAY  
1ST US PATENT ISSUED (in 1790)
1ST US PATENT ISSUED (in 1790)

1ST US PATENT ISSUED (in 1790)

 

MUTT’S DAY

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Family Events

FRI MAY 31-SUN JUN 30 (times vary): AUDIENCE WITH MURDER at the Pewter Plough Playhouse, 824 Main St, Cambria. A play by Roger Leach and Colin Wakefield. Runs May 31 - June 30. A fast-paced comedy thriller, taut, and exquisitely plotted, full of unexpected twists and turns, that is audience-grabbing and with a whammy surprise ending. Cost: $15-

25.Contact:pewterploughplayhouse.

org or 927-3877.

THU JUN 13-SUN SEP 29 (times vary):

PCPA THEATERFEST (locations vary). Fiddler on the Roof shows through JUL 6, and Spamalot shows JUL 13

-AUG 10 at Solvang Festival Theatre.

Patsy Cline shows AUG 8-31

at Severson Theater in Santa Maria and SEP 6-15 at Solvang Festival Theater, Cyrano de Bergerac shows AUG 17-SEP 1 at Solvang Festival Theater, and Clybourne Park shows SEP 12-29 at Severson Theatre. Cost:

varies. Contact: pcpa.org or 922-8313.

SAT JUN 15-SAT JUL 13 2:00 pm:

VIGILANTES! at the South County Historical Society IOOF Hall, 128 Bridge St, Arroyo Grande. The South County Historical Society presents a Historic Readers Theatre production. Formerly titled “This Terrible Tragedy,” the presentation will tell the story of a lynching in Arroyo Grande in 1886 — the only time such an act occurred in the South County. Cost: free. Contact:

southcountyhistory.org or 489-8282.

THU JUN 20-SAT SEP 21 (times vary):

HOW THE WEST WAS REALLY WON at The Great American Melodrama, 1863 Front St, Oceano. There are many stories of how the West was

won with legendary characters, brave battles and forgotten heroes. See

how the West might have

well, maybe even should have

but probably wasn’t.

been won

uh, could

have

Always

Guns will be blazin’ and laughs will be snortin’ as you hear our tales

maybe slightly tall tales

Cost: $18-

22. Contact: americanmelodrama. com or 489-2499.

SAT JUN 29 3:00-7:00 pm: SLO COUNTY HIKE-A-THON AFTER PARTY at El Chorro Regional Park, Hwy 1, San Luis Obispo. The After Party will feature dinner and dancing with live music from our local favorites, Proxima Parada and The Red Willows, along with an awards ceremony and prizes to top participants! Cost:

$10 for dinner, free for participants. Contact: 544-1777.

SAT JUN 29 8:30-9:30 pm: ALL ABOUT BATS CAMPFIRE SHOW at Lopez Lake Recreation Area, 6800 Lopez Dr, Arroyo Grande. Join in at the Nature Center next to the Marina for this campfire show. Cost: free. Contact: 788-2381.

SUN JUN 30 1:00-4:00 pm: ESTERO COMMUNITY GARDEN PARTY BBQ at Estero Community Garden, 3001 Ironwood Ave, Morro Bay. Great Food, Great Fun, Great Price! This family friendly event features Kid’s Corner, live music, and delicious chicken BBQ with beans, bread, garden salads, fresh lemonade and homemade desserts. Cost: $12, $10 for vegetarian and $6 for kids under 12. Contact: 772-9580.

SUN JUN 30-SUN JUL 28 7:00-8:15 pm: ISRAELI FOLK DANCING at Congregation Beth David, 10180 Los Osos Valley Rd, SLO. Dancing lessons available every Sunday. Cost: free. Contact: cbdslo.org or 544-0760.

MON JUL 1-MON AUG 12 10:00 am- 4:00 pm: CRITTER CAMP at Woods Humane Society, 875 Oklahoma Ave, SLO. Critter Camp is a 10-week day camp for kids ages 9-12 to learn all about the basics (and specifics) of pet care. There are also field trips and guest presentations from various animal networks throughout SLO County. Camp runs Monday through Thursday. There are still spots available for the weeks of: July 1, July 22, July 29, Aug. 5, and Aug. 12. Cost: $250. Contact: woodshumane. org or 543-9316.

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CELEBRATION at Atascadero Lake Park, 9305 Pismo Ave, Atascadero. There will be bike rides, races, a horseshoe-pitching contest, an antique carousel, food, activities for kids, and live music. And enjoy the Charles Paddock Zoo, free of charge! There will also be a free movie for kids at Galaxy Theatre in the afternoon. Cost: free. Contact:

atascaderochamber.org/events.

TUE JUL 4 7:00 am-10:00 pm: VIP FOURTH OF JULY PARTY IN PISMO BEACH at the SeaCrest Hotel, 2241 Price St, Pismo Beach. Enjoy dinner, drinks, and a DJ on the rooftop terrace as you watch the annual fireworks show set off from the Pismo pier. Cost: $50. Contact:

seacrestpismo.com or 773-4608.

TUE JUL 4 9:00 am-1:00 pm: FOURTH OF JULY CELEBRATION at Santa Margarita Park, 9509 California 58, Santa Margarita. Community members are encouraged to decorate bikes and wagons in red, white, and blue and join the parade down H street. After the parade, there will be live music, games, contests, art, craft faire, and more. Cost: free. Contact: 438-5011.

TUE JUL 4 10:00 am-9:30 pm: PISMO BEACH FIREWORKS SHOW at the Pismo Pier, Pismo Beach. Celebrate our nation’s independence on July 4 with music, food, and a grand fireworks display from our famous 1,200 foot Pismo Pier. Cost: free. Contact: 443-7778.

TUE JUL 4 10:00 am-10:00 pm:

CAMBRIA PICNIC IN THE PARK AND FIREWORKS DISPLAY at Shamel Park, 5455 Windsor Blvd, Cambria. This annual celebration includes fun family events, music, and barbecue all day long. A spectacular fireworks display begins at dusk and will light up the sky for miles along the coast. Cost: free.

TUE JUL 4 11:00 am-3:00 pm:

OLD FASHIONED FOURTH OF JULY CELEBRATION IN SLO at Mitchell Park, 1400 Osos St, SLO. The family festivities include free carnival games, sweet treats, and a fundraiser barbecue in support of Rotary charities. Music plays at the bandstand throughout the day. Cost: free. Contact: slocity.org/ parksandrecreation or 781-7300.

TUE JUL 4 11:00 am-3:00 pm: BLOCK PARTY at Niblick Road Baptist Church, 1145 Niblick Road, Paso Robles. Cost: free. Contact: slocity. org/parksandrecreation or 781-7300.

TUE JUL 4 12:00-10:00 pm: MORRO BAY FOURTH OF JULY at Tidelands Park, South End of Embarcadero, Morro Bay. Enjoy a day of family fun with live music, food, vendors, kids games and activities, and fireworks after sunset! Cost: free. Contact:

NiblickRoadBaptist.com or 238-4614.

TUE JUL 4 1:00-3:00 pm: FOURTH OF JULY IN THE VILLAGE at Arroyo Grande Village, Short St, Arroyo Grande. Enjoy music in the bandstand

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Children’s Activities Summer CAlendAr Contact Pastor Jenene July 8-12 Monday-Friday (overnight) SuMMer CaMp at
Children’s Activities
Summer CAlendAr
Contact Pastor Jenene
July 8-12 Monday-Friday (overnight)
SuMMer CaMp at quaker Meadow, porterville
gradeS 3-6 Cost: $260
July 22-26 9:00 aM-12:00 noon
arChery CaMp gradeS 1-6 at the Church - Reg: $5
July 29-auguSt 2 9:00 aM-12:00 noon
Sport S Ca M p, Baywood S C hool
age 4 - grade 6 - Reg: $5
auguSt 12-16 9:00 aM-3:00 pM
CaMp h2o, variouS loCationS gradeS 1-6
ravine water park $15, avila pool $8, avila Beach $3
Sinsheimer pool $3, Mustang Slides $18
elMorroChurChoFthenazarene
1480 Santa ysabel ave, los osos - 528-0391

and a good old-fashioned family

celebration. Cost: free. Contact: 473-

2250.

TUE JUL 4 4:00-10:00 pm:

PASOBLAST! A FOURTH OF JULY CELEBRATION at Barney Schwartz Park, 2970 Union Rd, Paso Robles. Celebrate our nation’s birthday with a patriotic event for the community and visitors. This will be a fun family event for all to enjoy. No pets and no alcoholic beverages. Cost: free. Contact: pasoblast.org or 226-9262.

TUE JUL 4 5:30-10:00 pm: SAND SCULPTURE CONTEST AND FIREWORKS in Downtown Cayucos, near the Cayucos Pier. Join a Sand Sculpture Contest created by kids, novices, and professionals. There will be a parade through downtown, and fireworks at dusk. Cost: free. Contact:

cayucoschamber.com or 995-1200.

TUE JUL 4 9:00 pm: SANTA MARIA FIREWORKS DISPLAY at the Santa Maria Fairpark, 937 S Thornburg. The annual July 4 Fireworks display starts at dark. Cost: free. Contact:

santamariafairpark.com.

FRI JUL 5-SUN JUL 7 (times vary):

MARK TWAIN: AT HIS WIT’S END! at the Pewter Plough Playhouse, 824 Main St, Cambria. Tony Miratti returns in a special engagement with his superb portrayal of that wonderfully witty and legendary American, in an uncanny recreation of Twain sharing dramatic tales from his extraordinary life. Cost: $15.

Central Coast Family

Contact: pewterploughplayhouse. org or 927-3877.

SAT JUL 6-SAT JUL 27 2:00 pm:

AFTERNOON MOVIES FOR CHILDREN at the Los Osos Library, 2075 Palisades Ave. This summer series is available every Saturday, and popcorn is provided by the Friends of the Los Osos Library. Cost: free. Contact: 528-1862.

SAT JUL 6 11:00 am-2:00 pm:

PURISIMA PEOPLE’S DAY at La Purisima Mission, 2295 Purisima Rd, Lompoc. Step back in time to 1822. Features costumed volunteer reanactors. Visitors may meet Padre Payeras, the Mayordomo, blacksmith, and the women and children completing their daily chores. Cost: free. Contact: 733-3713.

SUN JUL 7 12:00-4:00 pm: 6TH ANNUAL GOLDENS IN THE PARK at Laguna Lake Park, 504 Madonna Rd, SLO. Benefits Woods Humane Society and Animal Shelter Adoption Partners (ASAP). All golden retrievers and their humans along with other breeds of dogs and owners are welcome. Cost: free. Contact:

slocountygoldenretrievers.com.

SUN JUL 7 9:00 am-12:00 pm:

CAYUCOS PANCAKE BREAKFAST at Cayucos Vets Hall, 10 Cayucos Dr, Cayucos. Pancake breakfast hosted by Cayucos Lioness Club. Contact:

235-8552.

MON JUL 8-THU JUL 18 9:00-11:00 am:

July 2013

Family Events

MATH CREATIONS CLASS at Pismo Beach Vets Hall, 780 Bello St, Pismo Beach. This course designed for 6th-9th grade students allows them to explore math in an imaginative way. During the two-week course, students will do daily partner or group activities that consist of hands- on, inquiry-based math activities and investigations. The course will also include a final project using math to plan a small business venture. Cost:

$160. Contact: 773-7063.

MON JUL 8-FRI JUL 12 (times vary):

SUPER HERO ENGINEERING WITH LEGO ® at Shell Beach Vets Hall, 230 Leeward Ave, Pismo Beach. Build the hideouts and vehicles of your favorite caped crusaders and learn what makes them not only Super Heroes, but Super Hero Engineers! Ages: 5-6 M-F 9:00 am-12:00 pm, Ages: 7-12 M-F 1:00-4:00 pm. Cost:

$159. Contact: 773-7063.

WED JUL 10-SUN JUL 14 11:00 am- 10:00 pm: 122nd Annual SANTA BARBARA COUNTY FAIR at Santa Maria Fairpark, 937 S Thornburg, Santa Maria. July 10 is Dollar Day, with Clay Walker on the Main Stage; July 11 is Senior Appreciation Day; July 12 is Agricultural and Cattlemen’s Day; July 13 is Military and Law Enforcement Appreciation Day; and July 14 is Fiesta Day with a livestock costume contest. Cost: $4- 30. Contact: santamariafairpark.com or 925-8824.

THU JUL 11-SAT JUL 27 (times vary):

SHAKESPEARE FESTIVAL at River Oaks Hot Springs and Spa, 800 Clubhouse Dr, Paso Robles. Bring a picnic, a low-backed beach chair, and a blanket and we’ll provide the entertainment. Wine will be provided by the Highway 46 East Wineries. Tickets available on-line and at door. Cost: $13-20. Contact:

centralcoastshakespeare.org or 546-

4224.

FRI JUL 12-SAT JUL 13 (times vary):

SEVEN SISTERS FEST at El Chorro Park, Highway 1, SLO. Bridging the gap between genres and generations, this two-day festival features: eclectic, nonstop music, onsite festival camping, Grand Tasting with more than 30 craft

breweries, artisan wines, food, retail & art vendors, outdoor activities, and more! Cost: $25-100. Contact:

sevensistersfest.com or (855) 966-

7767.

FRI JUL 12-SUN JUL 21 (times vary):

SHREK THE MUSICAL at Spanos Theatre, 1 Grand Ave, SLO. Kelrik Productions presents the musical based on the life-changing adventure Shrek endures trying to reclaim the deed to his land. Part romance, part twisted fairy tale, and an unlikely hero makes for a show like no other.

JULY 4 th PUBLIC FIREWORKS

at dusk (about 9:00 pm):

• Pismo Beach: at the pier - FREE

• Morro Bay: Tidelands Park - FREE

• Cayucos – at the pier - FREE

• Cambria - Shamel Park - FREE

• Santa Maria Fairgrounds - FREE

• Meridian Winery Vineyards Entrance fee: Adults: $25, 3-17 yrs:

$20, under 3 yrs: free

Questions about fire safety? Call CAL FIRE/SLO: 543-4244

Cost: $35. Contact: kelrikproductions. org or 756-4849.

SAT JUL 13 9:00 am-3:00 pm:

BABYSITTING CLASS at Shell Beach Vets Hall, 230 Leeward Ave, Pismo Beach. This course is designed to instruct babysitters on infant and child safety, healthful food selections, and other necessities of a responsible babysitter. This class follows the course content of the American Heart Association’s Pediatric Basic Life Support course in regard to CPR and choking. Cost: $42. Contact: 773-7063.

MON JUL 15 6:00-8:00 pm: BIKE ED WORKSHOP at SLO County Bicycle Coalition, 860 Pacific St Ste 105, San Luis Obispo. Our Bike Ed Workshops give you the tools you need to choose a bicycle for transportation or recreation. It is your legal right to be on the road on a bicycle, and we provide you the tools you need to make it easy. Register for free: http:// slobikelane. Contact: 547-2055.

Register for free: http:// slobikelane. Contact: 547-2055. WED JUL 17-SUN JUL 28 12:00 pm- 12:00 am:

WED JUL 17-SUN JUL 28 12:00 pm- 12:00 am: CALIFORNIA MIDSTATE FAIR at Paso Robles Event Center, 2198 Riverside Ave, Paso Robles. Live music, rodeos, bull riding, prize farm animals, arts and crafts displays, live entertainment, carnival rides, rodeos, monster trucks, wine tasting, food, and much more at this hugely popular event. Cost: varies. Contact:

midstatefair.com or (800) 909-3247.

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THU JUL 18-SUN SEP 22 (times vary):

DEATH AT DEVILS CAVE at The Great American Melodrama, 1863 Front St, Oceano. Con man John Livingstone is rotten to the core! Having led poor Bess Sinclair into a false marriage, he then deserts her. Now he turns his sights on the beautiful Rose Day. Will he and Old Tagger ruin another young girl’s life? Find out in this action-packed western melodrama full of gunfights, heroes, villains, lovers, liars and laughter. Cost: $18- 22. Contact: americanmelodrama. com or 489-2499.

FRI JUL 19-SUN SEP 1 (times vary):

THE ODD COUPLE (A Female Version) at Pewter Plough Playhouse, 824 Main St, Cambria. Neil Simon’s most famous comedy, this time with an hilarious twist from a different perspective, as messy Olive and neat- freak Florence are the mismatched roommates who, against all odds, try to live together! Cost: $15-25. Contact: pewterploughplayhouse. org or 927-3877.

SAT JUL 20 9:00 am-5:00 pm: 21st Annual ANTIQUE TRUCK SHOW at Trinity Hall, 6565 Edna Valley Rd, SLO. A family fun event with lunch available for purchase. Shiny, rusty, big, and small trucks will be on display. Cost: free. Contact: 481-3318.

SAT JUL 20-SUN JUL 21 10:00 am-6:00 pm: CENTRAL COAST RENAISSANCE FESTIVAL at Laguna Lake Park, 504 Madonna Rd, San Luis Obispo. Step into the year 1585, when Queen Elizabeth I was England’s

magnificent monarch. This is the age of legendary characters like William Shakespeare, Sir Walter Raleigh, Sir Francis Drake and a host of famous Dukes, rogues and scoundrels, whom you’ll see about the village. Over 500 craftsmen, actors, musicians, jugglers, and good gentles will be on hand to entertain Her Majesty and you. Cost: $ 10-17, under age 6 free. Contact: http://ccrenfaire.com or

927-0199.

SAT JUL 20 11:00 am-2:00 pm:

CHILDREN’S MISSION LIFE DAY at La Purisima Mission, Lompoc. Cost:

free. Contact: 733-3713.

SAT JUL 20-SAT AUG 24 2:00 pm:

GOLDRUSH IN OCEANO? THE STORY OF ELG at the South County Historical Society IOOF Hall, 128 Bridge St, Arroyo Grande. When the Elg, a Norwegian freighter, ran aground off Oceano in 1938, lumber was pitched overboard to free the ship from the sand and get it afloat again. Chaos ensued as residents rushed to scavenge lumber that ended up being used to build homes and businesses. Cost: free. Contact:

southcountyhistory.org or 489-8282.

THU JUL 25 at 6:30 pm: “HERE AND THERE” POETRY at the Los Osos Library, 2075 Palisades. Featured poets: Mary Kleeman and Linda Camplese, open mic follows. Cost:

free. Contact: 528-1862.

SAT JUL 27 at 8:30 am: STRIDE WITH THE TIDE 5k Walk/Run at Pismo Beach Pier, Pomeroy Ave. This is an out and back course for all ages on

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the sand beginning and ending at the pier. Cost: $20 with a T-shirt or cap, $10 for race only. 7:00-8:15 am:

Registrations will take place on site. Contact: 773-7063.

SAT JUL 27 2:00 pm & 7:00 pm:

DISNEY’S MULAN JR at Templeton

Performing Arts Center, 1200 S. Main St, Templeton. Travel back

to the legendary, story-telling days

of ancient China with this action- packed stage adaptation of Disney’s Mulan. Cost: $10-15. Contact: 434- 5888 or http://templetonpac-zvents. eventbrite.com.

SUN JUL 28 12:00-5:00 pm: BON ODORI at Veterans Memorial Hall, 313

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Tunnel Ave, Santa Maria. Hosted

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Bon Odori 2013 is a celebration of Japanese culture including food, activities, and Bon Adori or Obon dance. Fun for the whole family! Cost:

free. Contact: 937-7026.

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THU AUG 1 5:30-6:30 pm: KIDICAL MASS: The Family Bike Happening at Mitchell Park, Osos & Pismo St, San Luis Obispo. The theme is rainbows! Kidical Mass is a venue for parents to teach their kids to ride safe & smart. We educate families to ride smart, and increase the visibility of families on bicycles. During the ride (from Mitchell Park to the Mission) we obey all rules of the road, ride at a mellow pace, and welcome people to join us along the way. Cost: free. Contact: http://slobikelane.org.

Recurring Events & Resources
Recurring Events
& Resources

Every WED 5:45-7:00 pm: Play at the Los Osos Library, 2075 Palisades. July 3: Pictionary. July 10: Ghost stories. July 24: Fixin’ things. July 31:

ZenTangles. For ages 7-15. Cost: free. Contact: 528-1862.

SIGN-UP FOR LOS OSOS CHILDREN’S CRAFT FAIRE at the Los Osos Library, 2075 Palisades, Los Osos. Children aged 13 and younger are welcome to bring their handcrafted items priced $4 or less to the best children’s craft faire on the Central Coast on SAT AUG 17. Applications are mandatory and are available at the Los Osos Library. Everybody is invited to this fun-filled day for both buyers and sellers. Cost: free. Contact: 528-1862.

Every THU-FRI 12:00-5:00 pm & SAT 11:00 am-5:00 pm: Exploration Station’s Interactive Science Center welcomes families at 867 Ramona Ave, Grover Beach. Cost: $2 kids, $3 adults. Contact: 473-1421 or http:// explorationstation.org.

2nd THU of every month 6:00-7:00 pm: Grief Support Group at Central Coast Hospice, 253 Granada Dr, Ste D, San Luis Obispo. This free group is for anyone suffering from the loss of a loved one who is in need of support. Contact: 540-6020.

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Summer Camps, Intensives & Classes Dance Music Theater Voice Fitness

Dance • Music • Theater • Voice • Fitness Beauty and the Beast Camp July 8-26

Beauty and the Beast Camp

July 8-26 • 10am-1pm $290 • Ages 8 - 17

Story Time Theater Camp

July 8-12 • 10am-12pm $100 • Ages 5-7

Choreography Lab Camp

July 22-26 • 10am-1pm $125 • Ages 11+

Vocal Jamm, Pop! Camp

July 29-Aug 2 • 9:30am-11am $100 • Ages 12-18

Broadway Tap Intensive

July 29-Aug 2 • 11:30am-2:30pm $125 • Ages 11+

Ballet Intensive

Summer Session Classes

(once/week, 1 hr, 6 weeks, $60)

• Learn The Beatles on Guitar! M, 2:45

• Dance Jams T, 2:45

• Act It Out T, 2:45

• Intro to Happy Feet W, 2:45

• Lyrical Fusion TH, 2:45

• Performance Troupe Prep F, 2:45

• Conditioning for Dancers F, 5:45

• A Taste of Tap (21+, $75) F, 5:45

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Aug 12-16 • 11am-2pm (2 levels) $125 • Ages 8+(beg./interm.) 12+(interm./adv.)

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Senior Connection connects 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) provides 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 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 Lipper at aurora@ centralcoastastronomy.org.

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Alternative Education on the Central Coast
Alternative Education
on the
Central Coast

Central Coast families are fortunate to have a wide variety of quality choices for their children’s education. Following are some options for those seeking secular alternative education. For more information on independent and religious schools, go to: http://www.cde.ca.gov/re/ sd or http://private-schools.findthebest.com/directory/a/California.

Parent Participation. Core classes to enhance parenting skills, meet other families, and allow children time to play with others of the same age. Enrichment classes are offered, such as Spanish, Cooking and Gardening, and a Cooperative Preschool at CL Smith. Register through San Luis Coastal Adult School. Contact: 549- 1222, ppp.slcusd.org/Home.html.

CHARTER SCHOOLS

CAVA – California Virtual Academies. and K¹² give kids the chance to learn at the pace and in ways that are right for them. Online schooling aligned with California state standards. Teacher support as needed, meetings and work samples required quarterly. Contact: (866) 339-6790, www.caliva.org or www.k12.com.

blended classroom/home study for

grades K-8.

www.orcuttacademycharter.net.

938-8934 or

Contact:

NATURE BASED SCHOOLS

SLOWanders. Offering nature-based education in SLO County. Programs include wilderness living skills, naturalist studies, wildlife tracking, awareness skills, and rites-of-passage customized for after-school, home- school, and personal one-on-one mentoring. Weekend workshops for adults. Contact: 215-0595, www. slowanders.com.

Outside Now. Summer, after-school, and private nature-based education in SLO County. Contact: 541-9900, www.outsidenow.org.

 

Coyote

Road

Regional

School.

Family Partnership. A tuition-free

Olive Grove. Independent study

Natural

Science

and

Outdoor

K-12 independent study public school

Education. Contact: 466-4550, www.

serving Santa Barbara, San Luis

coyoteroadschool.com.

 

Obispo and Ventura counties. Home study charter schools in San Luis

INDEPENDENT SCHOOLS

Obispo (165 Grand Ave), Solvang, Santa Maria, and Cambria. Meet with teachers weekly and turn in work samples. Contact: 686-5339, www.familypartnershipschool.com

home school with sites in San Luis Obispo (165 Grand Ave), Santa Maria, Lompoc, Los Olivos, and Santa Barbara. Meet with teacher weekly and turn in work samples. Enrichment classes also offered. Contact: 543-2701, www.sbceoportal. org/losolivos.

The Laureate School. Project-based, differentiated learning to develop criticalthinking,witharts,technology, foreign language, and character development programs. Interactive learning in a small-class environment that addresses students’ unique needs. 880 Laureate Lane in San Luis Obispo. Contact: 544-2141, www. laureateschool.org.

Clarity Steiner School. Waldorf education for first and second graders. Class meets four days per week in Nipomo. Contact: 929-6878.

Orcutt Academy Independent Study . Affiliated with Orcutt Academy Charter School at 500 Dyer St, this free program offers home study and

Central Coast Family

Santa Lucia School. Independent school on 5 acres in Templeton. Peace education for over 25 years.

July 2013

Integrated curriculum founded on life experiences, in-depth study, and active immersion in the arts for grades 1-8. Attendance Mon-Thu with homeschool Fridays. Carpooling encouraged. Contact: 434.2217, www.santaluciaschool.org.

SLO Classical Academy. Private school. Part time or full time classical education in SLO. Part time options are Tuesday/ Thursday or Monday/ Wednesday with a Friday enrichment day. Contact: 548-8700, www. sloclassicalacademy.com.

Sage Creek Sudbury. Modeled after Sudbury Valley School. Opening in the Fall of 2010. Contact: 489-3820, www.sagecreeksudbury.org.

Children’s House Montessori School in Atascadero strives to help each child reach his/her greatest potential, by embracing learning and appreciating and respecting the world. Contact: 466-5068, www. childrenshouse.cc.

Montessori Children’s School in San Luis Obispo seeks to inspire a passion for excellence, to nurture curiosity, creativity and imagination, and to awaken the human spirit of every child. Ages 3-12. Contact: 544-6691, http://montessoriofslo.com.

Templeton Independent Study High School. WASC accredited. Weekly meeting with teacher. Opportunity for early graduation and concurrent Cuesta College enrollment. Sites in Templeton and SLO at Los Ranchos Elementary School. Contact 434-5833. http:// tae.tusd.ca.schoolloop.com/tishs.

Trivium Charter Schools in Lompoc, Santa Maria, and Arroyo Grande offer a hybrid program of classical project-based classes 2 days per week and homeschool 3 days per week. Contact: 489-7474 or www. triviumcharter.org.

West Mall Alternative School . Independent Study Home School in Atascadero. Contact: 462-4238, www.edline.net/pages/West_Mall_ Alternative.

HOMESCHOOL ORGANIZATIONS

California Homeschool Network is a statewide grassroots organization dedicated to protecting the right of parents to educate their children. Their website provides information about current state and federal legislation affecting homeschooling families, and how to get started. Contact: 800 327-5339, http:// californiahomeschool.net.

Central Coast Montessori School in Morro Bay offers a rich, individualized academic environment to promote independence and optimum scholastic achievement. Contact: 772-9317, www.centralcoastmontessori.com.

Heritage Montessori Preschool in San Luis Obispo provides an enriching and loving environment in a beautiful country setting. Waldorf and Montessori based for ages 2.5-5 years. Contact: 235-5589.

PUBLIC SCHOOLS

Homeschoolers of the Central Coast. An inclusive Yahoo! group for homeschoolers meeting on a regular basis for interaction and scheduled field trips: http://groups. yahoo.com/group/Homeschoolers_ of_the_Central_Coast.

Santa Maria Inclusive Learners . A Yahoo! group offering free homeschool enrichment and support in the Santa Maria Valley: http:// groups.yahoo.com/group/santa_ maria_inclusive_learners.

Cambria Montessori Learning Center. Tuition-free public school in Morro Bay for grades K-6th through the Family Partnership Charter School. Contact: 927-2337 or 541-2412. Application forms are available at familypartnershipschool.com.

Santa Maria Joint Union Home School . Accredited high school program at Santa Maria Public Library. Interactive student-parent-teacher partnership providing educational resources, a mentor teacher, and eligibilty for sports, clubs, and activities. Students may qualify to enroll in community college as well as secondary classes. Contact: 937-2051 X2761 or X2762.

Templeton Unified School District K-8 Home Schooling program:

434-5840 or http://tae.tusd.ca. schoolloop.com.

HOMESCHOOLING LINKS

www.hsc.org

www.californiahomeschool.net

www.homeschool.com

www.hslda.org

www.ldonline.org/indepth/home

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