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CONTRIBUTING WRITERS Kristen Barnhart, Jennifer Best, Amanda Buechner, Guy Crabb, Karyn Lutes, Walter Reil, Steven Smith, David Vogel
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The Arts

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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 wiseass sidekick Donkey all over again.


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 Originally an Oscar-winning Kromhout, Mya Paredes, Theresa DreamWorks film with three Riforgiate, Chase Schalchlin, successful sequels and two holiday Sandy Schwarer, Ryan Vasquez, specials, SHREK THE MUSICAL Alison Warren, Lester Wilson, is based on the life-changing Mike Mesker, Turner Spratt, Emily adventure Shrek endures trying Riforgiate and Coen Carlberg. to reclaim the deed to his land. Part romance, part twisted fairy SHREK THE MUSICAL features a tale and an unlikely hero makes book and lyrics by Pulitzer Prize for a show like no other show on winner David Lindsay-Abaire the Central Coast. (Rabbit Hole, Good People), music by Olivier Award-winner Jeanine Shreks adventure begins in a Tesori (Thoroughly Modern Millie, kingdom far, far away where Caroline, or Change). SHREK THE things become unsettled when MUSICAL is directed by Erik Austin an ogre replaces the handsome with Musical Direction by Lacey prince who, according to fairy McNamara and Choreography by tales should be the one to rescue New York Guest Artist Joe Ogren. the beautiful princess. But when The creative team also includes Shrek steps in to save Princess David Beals (Lighting Design), Fiona from a mean fire-breathing Kathleen Forster and Keith Wetzel dragon, things couldnt go more (Costume Design), Ethereal FX wrong. Their feisty relationship, (Dragon Design), Mark Hughes a chatty donkey, a very short (Set Design) and Grosh (Scenic villain and other fairytale misfits backdrops). keep the audience entertained. SHREK THE MUSICAL will be Before Shrek was a musical, or performed on Friday and Saturday even a movie, he was a storybook Evenings at 7:00 pm, with Sunday character created by New Yorker Matinees at 2:00 pm. Tickets are cartoonist and author William $35 and can be purchased online Steig in 1990. The production at, by phone played on Broadway from 2008 (805) 756-4TIX or at the PAC to 2010 and revised versions Box Office, 1 Grand Ave, San Luis continue to tour. Obispo. The role of Shrek will be played by Christian Clarno. Tabatha Skanes will play the feisty Princess Fiona. Redzuan Abdul Rahim is Shreks lovably annoying best friend Donkey, and Erik Austin plays the vertically-challenged villain Lord SHREK THE MUSICAL is the final show of Kelriks 2013 INSPIRE season. This production is made possible through the generous contributions of our Sponsors: Joan Sargen, Central Coast Family, Costume Capers, Sun N Buns,
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 Kelriks 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.
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 Kelriks Unity has been Kelriks home for home search, please call 543-7529.

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Library Voice
Summer @
SLO County Libraries
by Kristen Barnhart

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.

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.

June 1st marked the start of this years 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 dont. 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 childrens 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. Dont 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

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 that you can print at home, fill out, and bring in to your branch library by August 3rd. But wait; thats 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 cats tongue), movement, and stories. Cayucos Library: WED JUL 24 at 11:30 am. Libros y Cantos with Pedro & Sara: This local couple fills the Childrens 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: Well bring the tape, you bring your creativity! Sponsored by Ritas 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. 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.

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.

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 partners 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: Turtle & 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. 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

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.

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Financial Moves for a Growing Family
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Fun & Games

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Reading problems exposed!

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

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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 brains 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 brains 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 motorperceptual 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 nonliteral language is important in order to discover the underlying meaning of words. Another aspect critical to comprehension is visualization (i.e.,

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, CCCSLP, 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 herat(805)4741144or 2013 The Speech And Learning Coach. com. Reproduction allowed if origination is included. Mustbeusedinitsentirety.

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Local History
Historic Morro Bay

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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 wasnt until 1933 that the Works Progress Administration (WPA) blasted the Rock to get materials to build a road from the mainland to the Rock.

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. Lets 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.

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. Im pretty sure its okay to play pinball in town now, because my wife and I went to Cool Cats restaurant the other day and we didnt 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.

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 lets 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 its called Central Coast Music, but it was at one time the towns 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.

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

Morro Bay Creamery

Heres 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. Its 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.

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

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

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FARMERS MARKET: 11:30-2:30pm Nipomo: Monarch Club 3:00-6:00pm Grover Bch Ramona Park


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

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



Birthstone: Ruby

international joke day

July is:
Flower: Larkspur
Anti-Boredom Month National Blueberry Month National Hot Dog Month National Ice Cream Month National Picnic Month National Recreation Month

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


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

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

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


dog days begin


independence day

national Fried chicken day


11:30-2:30pm Nipomo: Monarch Club 3:00-6:00pm Grover Bch Ramona Park


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

liberty bell cracks (at J. Marshalls funeral in 1835)

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


8:30-11am AG Spencers Market 12:30-4:30pm Santa Maria Town Ctr 3:00-6:00pm AT Sunken Gardens 5:00-8:00pm Pismo, Main St & Dolliver LIBRARY STORYTIME: 10:30 AT, 10:30 AG, 11:00 NI



3:00-6:00pm Old Porte Fisheries AG 2:30-5:00pm Spencers Morro Bay 6:00-9:00pm Downtown SLO LIBRARY STORYTIME: 10:00 MB, 10:10 SLO, 10:15 CAM,10:30 AT, 10:30 AG,10:30 LO, 11:00 CAY, 11:30 SMG


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


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

teddy bears picnic day

Paper bag day

macaroni day


national sugar cookie day

cheer up the lonely day

national french fries day


11:30-2:30pm Nipomo: Monarch Club 3:00-6:00pm Grover Bch Ramona Park


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

barn day Pick blueberries day first boeing 707 flew (in 1954)

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


FARMERS MARKETS: 8:30-11am AG Spencers Market 12:30-4:30pm Santa Maria Town Ctr 3:00-6:00pm AT Sunken Gardens 5:00-8:00pm Pismo, Main St & Dolliver LIBRARY STORYTIME: 10:30 AT, 10:30 AG, 11:00 NI



3:00-6:00pm Old Porte Fisheries AG 2:30-5:00pm Spencers Morro Bay 6:00-9:00pm Downtown SLO LIBRARY STORYTIME: 10:00 MB, 10:10 SLO, 10:15 CAM,10:30 AT, 10:30 AG,10:30 LO, 11:00 CAY, 11:30 SMG


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


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

disneyland opens (in 1955)

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


11:30-2:30pm Nipomo: Monarch Club 3:00-6:00pm Grover Bch Ramona Park


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

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


8:30-11am AG Spencers Market 12:30-4:30pm Santa Maria Town Ctr 3:00-6:00pm AT Sunken Gardens 5:00-8:00pm Pismo, Main St & Dolliver LIBRARY STORYTIME: 10:30 AT, 10:30 AG, 11:00 NI



3:00-6:00pm Old Porte Fisheries AG 2:30-5:00pm Spencers Morro Bay 6:00-9:00pm Downtown SLO LIBRARY STORYTIME: 10:00 MB, 10:10 SLO, 10:15 CAM,10:30 AT, 10:30 AG,10:30 LO, 11:00 CAY, 11:30 SMG


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


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

national junk food day National summer leisure day


amelia earhart day

aunt & uncle day

ice cream cone introduced (in 1904)

Thread the needle day (Celebration of Needle Crafts)


11:30-2:30pm Nipomo: Monarch Club 3:00-6:00pm Grover Bch Ramona Park


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

NATIONAL PARENTS DAY beatrix potters birthday (Born in 1866)

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


8:30-11am AG Spencers Market 12:30-4:30pm Santa Maria Town Ctr 3:00-6:00pm AT Sunken Gardens 5:00-8:00pm Pismo, Main St & Dolliver LIBRARY STORYTIME: 10:30 AT, 10:30 AG, 11:00 NI



3:00-6:00pm Old Porte Fisheries AG 2:30-5:00pm Spencers Morro Bay 6:00-9:00pm Downtown SLO LIBRARY STORYTIME: 10:00 MB, 10:10 SLO, 10:15 CAM,10:30 AT, 10:30 AG,10:30 LO, 11:00 CAY, 11:30 SMG


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


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

FATHER IN LAW DAY 1st US Patent issued (in 1790) MUTTS 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: $1525. 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. Always... 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: 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: 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... uh, could have... well, maybe even should have been won... but probably wasnt. Guns will be blazin and laughs will be snortin as you hear our tales... maybe slightly tall tales... Cost: $1822. 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 Kids 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: or 544-0760. MON JUL 1-MON AUG 12 10:00 am4:00 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. TUE JUL 4 7:00 am: FOURTH OF JULY


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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: 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: 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 nations 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: 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: 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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Childrens Activities Summer Calendar

Contact Pastor Jenene
Summer Camp at quaker Meadow, porterville Grades 3-6 Cost: $260 July 8-12 Monday-Friday (overnight)

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 handson, 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.

July 4th 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

Archery Camp Grades 1-6 At the Church - Reg: $5 July 29-August 2 9:00 aM-12:00 noon Sports Camp, Baywood School Age 4 - Grade 6 - Reg: $5

July 22-26 9:00 aM-12:00 noon

Ravine Water Park $15, Avila Pool $8, Avila Beach $3 Sinsheimer Pool $3, Mustang Slides $18

Camp H2O, various locations Grades 1-6

August 12-16 9:00 aM-3:00 pM

1480 Santa Ysabel Ave, Los Osos - 528-0391

and a good old-fashioned family celebration. Cost: free. Contact: 4732250. 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 nations 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: 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: 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: FRI JUL 5-SUN JUL 7 (times vary): MARK TWAIN: AT HIS WITS 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. 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 PEOPLES 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: 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:

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Meridian Winery Vineyards MON JUL 8-FRI JUL 12 (times vary): Entrance fee: Adults: $25, 3-17 yrs: SUPER HERO ENGINEERING WITH $20, under 3 yrs: free LEGO at Shell Beach Vets Hall, 230 Leeward Ave, Pismo Beach. Build Questions about fire safety? the hideouts and vehicles of your favorite caped crusaders and learn Call CAL FIRE/SLO: 543-4244 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: Cost: $35. Contact: kelrikproductions. $159. Contact: 773-7063. org or 756-4849. WED JUL 10-SUN JUL 14 11:00 am10:00 pm: 122nd Annual SANTA SAT JUL 13 9:00 am-3:00 pm: BARBARA COUNTY FAIR at Santa BABYSITTING CLASS at Shell Beach Maria Fairpark, 937 S Thornburg, Vets Hall, 230 Leeward Ave, Pismo Santa Maria. July 10 is Dollar Day, Beach. This course is designed with Clay Walker on the Main to instruct babysitters on infant Stage; July 11 is Senior Appreciation and child safety, healthful food Day; July 12 is Agricultural and selections, and other necessities Cattlemens Day; July 13 is Military of a responsible babysitter. This and Law Enforcement Appreciation class follows the course content of Day; and July 14 is Fiesta Day with a the American Heart Associations livestock costume contest. Cost: $4- Pediatric Basic Life Support course in 30. Contact: regard to CPR and choking. Cost: $42. Contact: 773-7063. or 925-8824. THU JUL 11-SAT JUL 27 (times vary): MON JUL 15 6:00-8:00 pm: BIKE ED SHAKESPEARE FESTIVAL at River WORKSHOP at SLO County Bicycle Oaks Hot Springs and Spa, 800 Coalition, 860 Pacific St Ste 105, San Clubhouse Dr, Paso Robles. Bring Luis Obispo. Our Bike Ed Workshops a picnic, a low-backed beach chair, give you the tools you need to and a blanket and well provide choose a bicycle for transportation the entertainment. Wine will be or recreation. It is your legal right to provided by the Highway 46 East be on the road on a bicycle, and we Wineries. Tickets available on-line provide you the tools you need to and at door. Cost: $13-20. Contact: make it easy. Register for free: http:// or 546- slobikelane. Contact: 547-2055. 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: or (855) 966WED JUL 17-SUN JUL 28 12:00 pm7767. 12:00 am: CALIFORNIA MIDSTATE FRI JUL 12-SUN JUL 21 (times vary): FAIR at Paso Robles Event Center, SHREK THE MUSICAL at Spanos 2198 Riverside Ave, Paso Robles. Live Theatre, 1 Grand Ave, SLO. Kelrik music, rodeos, bull riding, prize farm Productions presents the musical animals, arts and crafts displays, based on the life-changing adventure live entertainment, carnival rides, Shrek endures trying to reclaim the rodeos, monster trucks, wine tasting, deed to his land. Part romance, part food, and much more at this hugely twisted fairy tale, and an unlikely popular event. Cost: varies. Contact: hero makes for a show like no other. or (800) 909-3247.

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Family Events
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 girls life? Find out in this action-packed western melodrama full of gunfights, heroes, villains, lovers, liars and laughter. Cost: $1822. 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 Simons most famous comedy, this time with an hilarious twist from a different perspective, as messy Olive and neatfreak 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 Englands 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 youll 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: or 927-0199. SAT JUL 20 11:00 am-2:00 pm: CHILDRENS 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: 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: DISNEYS 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 actionpacked stage adaptation of Disneys Mulan. Cost: $10-15. Contact: 4345888 or http://templetonpac-zvents.

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:

SUN JUL 28 12:00-5:00 pm: BON ODORI at Veterans Memorial Hall, 313 Recurring Events W Tunnel Ave, Santa Maria. Hosted by the Guadalupe Buddhist Church, & Resources Bon Odori 2013 is a celebration of Japanese culture including food, activities, and Bon Adori or Obon dance. Fun for the whole family! Cost: Every WED 5:45-7:00 pm: Play at the free. Contact: 937-7026. 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 CHILDRENS 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 childrens 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 Stations Interactive Science Center welcomes families at 867 Ramona Ave, Grover Beach. Cost: $2 kids, $3 adults. Contact: 473-1421 or http:// 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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July 29-Aug 2 9:30am-11am $100 Ages 12-18

(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 Ask about our Childrens On Tour Program!


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B.M. from the Cleveland Institute of Music M.M. from Yale School of Music Ph.D. from the University of Iowa School of Music
Each student is unique and requires a flexible approach I teach the student, not the instrument My goal is to provide students with a solid musical foundation that will transcend all genres

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

Spaces are limited and filling up - register today! For camp descriptions and registration call or visit us online. 1030 Huston St. Ste. C, Grover Beach | 489-5678

Lessons in Your Home $25/half hour $50/hour

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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. 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: PostPartum Depression; Medical Care & Insurance; Agency Referrals; Rental Deposit Assistance; Maternity & Baby Clothes; Infant Supplies & Equipment; Workshops; Support Groups; and Speakers Bureau. Contact: 541.3367 or 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: Contact: Aurora Lipper at aurora@

661 993-2540

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License # 27129

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Local Resources

Alternative Education
on the Central Coast

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, 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. Sage Creek Sudbury. Modeled after Sudbury Valley School. Opening in the Fall of 2010. Contact: 489-3820, 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. Montessori Childrens 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, Central Coast Montessori School in Morro Bay offers a rich, individualized academic environment to promote independence and optimum scholastic achievement. Contact: 772-9317, 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 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 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 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:// 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. West Mall Alternative School. Independent Study Home School in Atascadero. Contact: 462-4238, 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:// Homeschoolers of the Central Coast. An inclusive Yahoo! group for homeschoolers meeting on a regular basis for interaction and scheduled field trips: http://groups. of_the_Central_Coast. Santa Maria Inclusive Learners. A Yahoo! group offering free homeschool enrichment and support in the Santa Maria Valley: http:// maria_inclusive_learners. Templeton Unified School District K-8 Home Schooling program: 434-5840 or Homeschooling Links schooling
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Central Coast families are fortunate to have a wide variety of quality choices for their childrens education. Following are some options for those seeking secular alternative education. For more information on independent and religious schools, go to: Childrens sd or
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: 5491222, Charter Schools CAVA California Virtual Academies. and K 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, or Family Partnership. A tuition-free K-12 independent study public school serving Santa Barbara, San Luis Obispo and Ventura counties. Home study charter schools in San Luis Obispo (165 Grand Ave), Solvang, Santa Maria, and Cambria. Meet with teachers weekly and turn in work samples. Contact: 686-5339, Olive Grove. Independent study home school with sites in San Luis Obispo (165 Grand Ave), Santa Maria, Lompoc, Los Olivos, and Santa Barbara. Meet with teacher weekly and turn in work samples. Enrichment classes also offered. Contact: 543-2701, www.sbceoportal. org/losolivos. Orcutt Academy Independent Study. Affiliated with Orcutt Academy Charter School at 500 Dyer St, this free program offers home study and blended classroom/home study for grades K-8. Contact: 938-8934 or 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, homeschool, and personal one-on-one mentoring. Weekend workshops for adults. Contact: 215-0595, www. Outside Now. Summer, after-school, and private nature-based education in SLO County. Contact: 541-9900, Coyote Road Regional School. Natural Science and Outdoor Education. Contact: 466-4550, www. Independent Schools The Laureate School. Project-based, differentiated learning to develop critical thinking, with arts, 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. Clarity Steiner School. Waldorf education for first and second graders. Class meets four days per week in Nipomo. Contact: 929-6878. Santa Lucia School. Independent school on 5 acres in Templeton. Peace education for over 25 years.

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Celebrate our 4th Anniversary on July 4th!

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