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July 2014
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The Arts ................................... 2
Child Development .......... 3
Library Voice ......................... 4
Fun & Games ........................ 8
Money ......................................... 10
Local History ....................... 12
Health & Safety ............... 14
Calendar .................................. 17
Family Events ..................... 18
July 4th Displays ............. 19
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Nurturing Independence / Library Changes / J. R. Browne / Disney’s Beauty & the Beast Pg 2
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The Arts
Cover Photo:
Disney’s Beauty and the Beast
by Kelrik Productions
http://kelrikproductions.org
Disney’s Beauty and the Beast,
the award-winning smash hit
Broadway musical, is coming
to San Luis Obispo! Kelrik
Productions brings this elaborate
theatrical production to life at the
PAC’s Spanos Theater July 11 – 20,
on Fridays & Saturdays at 7:00
pm, and Sundays at 2:00 pm.
This production will feature
the animated film’s Academy
Award®-winning score with music
by Alan Menken and lyrics by the
late Howard Ashman, additional
songs with music by Alan Menken,
and lyrics by Tim Rice. The book is
written by Linda Woolverton.
Disney’s Beauty and the Beast is
the classic story of Belle, a young
woman in a provincial town, and
the Beast, who is really a young
prince trapped in a spell by an
enchantress. If the Beast can
learn to love and be loved, the
curse will end. But time is running
out. The whole family will enjoy
this heart-warming “tale as old as
time” about love conquering all.
Erik Austin directs a talented cast
of over thirty performers. Other
members of the creative team
include Sandy Schwarer (Assistant
Director), Drew Silvaggio
(Choreography), Joshua Eli Krantz
(Musical Direction), Audrey
Surprenant (Stage Manger),
David Beils (Lighting Design),
and Keith Wetzel of Costume
Capers (Costume Design); the
professional backdrops are
provided by Kenmark, Inc.
Ticket prices start at $35 (includes
parking and facility fees) and
are now on sale at the PAC box
offi ce, on-line at pacslo.org, or
by calling 805 756-4TIX. Limited
premium seats are available at the
box offi ce only. Babes in arms will
not be permitted.
Disney’s Beauty and the Beast is
sponsored by Joan Gellert-Sargen
with support from Costume
Capers, SLO Children’s Museum,
Cheap Thrills, Ethereal Effects and
Central Coast Family magazine.
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Child Development
Teaching children to take care of
themselves and their belongings is
an essential task for parents and it
is best to start when they are very
young. Children love to learn to
become more independent. Open
and honest communication can
create a lifelong closeness with
your child. Household routines
and responsibilities will let your
child know what to expect, and
learn the outcome of natural
consequences. As you teach your
child how to be independent, you
also need to teach how to be safe.
Children from 4 to 6 years old are:
• Beginning to develop their
independence and form real
friendships.
• Learning rules to more diffi cult
games.
• Developing important life skills.
Set Limits
When children do something
against the rules, explain simply
and in a few words:
• That what they did was wrong.
• What will happen if the behavior
continues. Consequences need
to be logical, meaningful, and
simple.
Create and Keep Routines
Teach about rules by setting up
daily routines. Children do best
when they know what to expect.
In the morning:
• Use the bathroom.
• Get dressed.
• Have breakfast.
At bedtime:
• Take a bath.
• Brush teeth.
• Read a story.
Schedule specific times for TV,
video games, and use of the
computer. When you know
what your child is watching, you
can avoid violence and other
unacceptable content.
Read at bedtime. This helps your
child:
• Settle down after a busy day.
• Learn how to read and use
language.
Eat Together as Much as Possible
This is a great way to spend
time together and share family
traditions, while also teaching
good eating habits and table
manners.
Take Time to Talk and Listen
Children feel important when
adults take the time to talk with
them. Talking often, and about
many things, helps them gain self-
confidence. Ask about friendships
and the activities that your child
enjoys. Talk about your own best
and worst experiences.
Ask your child:
• “What was the best part of
today?”
• “What was the hardest part of
today?”
Let your child know that it’s OK
to have and talk about negative
feelings. Share the best and
hardest parts of your day. This
teaches your child that we all
have ups and downs. Listen to
your child and let them know that
you value what they have to say.
Assign Responsibility
When young children copy
everyday household tasks,
they are really learning how to
contribute. With your support,
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older, they can begin to take on
real responsibilities, such as:
• Setting the table.
• Putting away their toys.
• Feeding the pets.
• Sorting and folding laundry.
Watch your child’s self-esteem
grow when given the chance to
help out.
Encourage Independence in
Bathing and Dressing
At first, this may take a little more
time than helping your child to
get dressed or take a bath, but it
is time well spent. Independence
comes with practice, and with
your guidance.
If you get clothes ready the night
before, the morning routine will
involve only getting dressed. This
way, your child can focus on just
one thing. Your child may need to
be reminded of all the steps.
“In the morning, when you get
out of bed:
1. First, use the bathroom,
2. Then, take off your PJs,
3. And then, put on your clothes.”
Praise your child’s efforts and
every step toward success.
Although teaching children to
perform basic tasks on their own
may simplify the workload of
parents, the real benefit is for the
child. The self confidence boost
that children receive from being
able and allowed to do things
for themselves is invaluable.
Children feel a sense of pride and
empowerment when they master
a new skill or gain competency
in a new area. By encouraging
children to do for themselves
what they are capable of, you are
placing them firmly on the path to
confident independence.

Excerpted with permission: © 2014 American
Academy of Pediatrics.
Nurturi ng
I ndependence
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Library Voice
“I wish the Library was open on
Mondays.” “I can’t believe you’re
only open one evening a week!”
“Why, Why, Why?” Since we at
the library are always claiming
there’s no such thing as a stupid
question and that the first step in
answering a question is to listen
deeply, we are here to announce
(drum roll please), “New longer
hours at the Library!”
San Luis Obispo County Library
carried out a system-wide survey
to see what you, our patrons,
want. If you have a library card with
an attached e-mail address, you
probably received it. The library
administration took the feedback
from that survey, weighed staffi ng
capacity, worked on trying to
create greater staffi ng effi ciencies
through actions like job sharing,
and implemented a budget-
neutral schedule creating greater
accessibility for you. Being open
more hours to our patrons is one
of our highest priorities – in all our
libraries.
The three large regional libraries
in SLO, Atascadero, and Arroyo
Grande will see the biggest
changes. They will be open
Mondays through Thursdays from
10:00 am to 7:00 pm and Fridays
and Saturdays from 10:00 am until
5:00 pm. Many adjustments will
be made and, while some services
may be cut back, communities will
have the after-work hours and
Mondays they have been craving.
For example, at the San Luis
Obispo Library, ToddlerTime is
moving from Thursday to Tuesday
mornings at 10:30 am and Pre-
school Storytime is taking a hiatus.
Never fear, with all the Summer
Reading Program presentations,
there will be plenty for kids of
all ages throughout the entire
Central Coast!
San Luis Obispo Library’s region
extends up the coast and is
captained by Kay Rader. Each
coastal community is just unique
enough that towns with loads
of families, like Los Osos, will be
offering more family-centered
evening hours and early-to-
rise beach walking seniors in
Cambria are being treated to
9:00 am openings with one Friday
Farmer’s Market friendly 6:00
pm. Morro Bay will be going
through their major remodel
and will have a small temporary
location at 525 Harbor Street, so
be sure to explore some of our
other locations this summer too,
just for fun! Cayucos will be your
North Coast Monday library, so
drop in and grab some salty tales
for the sunshine.
Jumpin’ Joe Laurenzi (formally of
the Los Osos Library) is now the
North County Regional round-up
Manager based at the Atascadero
Library’s amazing new location at
6555 Capistrano Avenue. This big
beautiful branch is located behind
the Galaxy Theatre right at the
RTA Transit Center. I’m excited to
be their Monday Youth Librarian
and stay on my home side of the
Grade!
Youth ride the SLORTA free all
summer long, so they can take
advantage of both the SLO and
ATown libraries from the bus!
From Santa Margarita north to
San Miguel and east to Creston,
Shandon, and Simmler, these far
ranging libraries provide welcome
easy access to all that our great
system has to offer.
South County is soundly served
by Arroyo Grande Librarian Roz
Pierini. South County Regional
Center offers space for their
fabulous summer programs. The
Nipomo Library’s new hours will
reflect the growing family feeling
of their community with three
evenings a week, but don’t tell
the bear! The little Oceano and
Shell Beach seaside branches will
enhance their cozy neighborhood-
walk ambiance by providing
longer hours too.
by Kristen Barnhart
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But wait, there’s MORE!
Because we love to say “Yes” to
all your questions, the $1 hold fee
is being eliminated! We adjusted
our budget to absorb a significant
revenue loss, so we can better
align ourselves with the library
mission of:
“providing materials and services
to people seeking knowledge,
lifelong learning, and recreation,
as well as to ensure that all
customers of the library may use
those materials and services to the
maximum extent possible.”
This hold change will help to even
the reading field for our more far-
flung branches. There will be a
limit of ten holds on your record
at any one time to hopefully keep
it manageable and keep those
“yeses” coming!
For those of us who are hooked
on mystery series, this is a clouds-
opening, angels-singing, Kermit
the Frog arms-flailing, planets-
aligning, penguins-dancing, All
That Jazz moment! Don’t even
get me started on all those
BBC, HBO, and Showtime, etc.
television seasons we all want
to indulge in. With our mobile
catalog, you can slip away from the
summer BBQ, request whatever
hot item people are talking about,
and return to the group satisfied
that you are on the hold list while
they’re still just talking! Full
television seasons now check out
for 21 days, so the world doesn’t
have to stop so that you can get
Dexter, I mean Downton Abbey,
back to the library within seven
days. Video Game circulation is
being extended too, and holds
may now be placed for them.
All of this information, as well
as maps to the library branches,
and the calendar of events for all
of the Summer Reading Programs
is available on our website: www.
slolibrary.org.
Enjoying a good book? In case
you haven’t already picked up
your own, we have Summer
Reading Logs for babies through
teens in the library youth areas,
and for high school graduates and
beyond in adult services. There is
truly something for everybody @
your library!
Library Voice
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
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Fun & Games
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A number should appear only once in each row, column, and region.
Where was the Declaration of Independence signed? At the bottom.
What did one elevator say to the other? I’m coming down with something!
What’s round and bad-tempered? A vicious circle.
What do you get when you cross poison ivy and a 4-leaf clover?
A rash of good luck.
What do you get when you cross a stream and a brook? Wet feet.
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If you’re one of the “millennials,”
the generation that began in
the early 1980s, you are still in
the early stages of your career.
Retirement must seem a long
way off — yet, it’s never too
soon to start planning for it. At
the same time, though, you may
also have shorter-term goals.
Can you make progress toward
your near-term and long-term
objectives at the same time? Yes,
you can! But you’ll need to match
your short and long-term goals
with the appropriate savings and
investment vehicles.
For example, one of your most
important short-term goals may
be purchasing a house, so you’ll
need to accumulate a certain
amount of money by a certain
time, perhaps in three to five
years. Therefore, you won’t want
to risk your down payment on an
investment with a price that will
fluctuate, and with a value that
may be down just when you need
the money. Consequently, you
may want to look for a shorter-
term investment with an objective
of principal preservation. Typically
with these types of vehicles, the
shorter the term, the lower the
interest rate. But since your goal is
basically to have a certain amount
of money available at a certain
time, you might be less interested
in what return you’ll get on this
particular investment, as opposed
to the return you might hope for
from other, longer-term vehicles.
In fact, while you are saving for
a down payment on your home,
or for other short-term goals,
you also need to be thinking long
term. That is, you need to save as
much as you can for your eventual
retirement.
Since you are still in the early
stages of your working life, you
have an enormous asset going for
you: time. By starting to save for
retirement now, you have more
time to save than you would if
you waited another decade or
so. Plus, since you have so many
years to go until you retire, you
can afford to put a reasonable
percentage of your investment
dollars into growth-oriented
instruments, such as stocks or
stock-based investments. They
may carry more risk, including the
risk of losing principal, but they
also offer greater reward potential
than fixed-income vehicles such
as bonds. And holding growth
investments for the long-term can
help you look beyond short-term
volatility.
You can start a long-term
investment program by investing
in a 401(k) or other retirement
plan offered by your employer.
These plans usually offer a
variety of investment options,
including several growth-oriented
accounts. Plus, any earnings are
typically tax-deferred, which
means your money could grow
faster than if it were placed in an
investment on which you paid
taxes every year. So try to take
full advantage of your employer’s
plan. At a minimum, contribute
enough to earn a match, if one
is offered. Then, every time
your salary goes up, boost your
contributions.
With discipline and perseverance,
you can move toward both your
distant and imminent goals. And
that’s the long and the short of it.
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In 1849, J. Ross Browne traveled
from San Francisco to San Luis
Obispo to establish post offi ce
sites for California in its statehood
infancy. I last left you with Mr.
Browne sitting at a campsite with
three desperados, beginning
to realize that his hours were
numbered. He would surely
be killed by road agents Griff,
Jack, and most dangerous of all,
the Colonel, sitting around the
campfire with Browne. Then
Griff quietly told him not to try to
escape, and offered to assist with
his getaway in the dark of night.
As the moon rose in the evening
sky, Griff signaled Browne to
follow him into the bush. Griff
quickly gave Browne his saddle,
mule, and other belongings and
told him to get to San Miguel as
fast as he could, where he would
probably be safe. Browne asked
if Griff would come with him and
escape the other two men while
the time was right. Griff said,
“No, sir, I cannot turn traitor.
It is no use--I am gone beyond
redemption. Their fate must be
mine. God pity me! All I ask of
you is not to judge me harshly.
Good-bye.” Browne said good-
bye and was off in the night in
the direction of San Miguel. His
thoughts were with the man who
saved his life and what his fate
would be.
Browne’s top speed was a slow
trot on his mule and he rode all
night and into the next day. The
land was lonesome and desolate,
but his thoughts continued to go
back to the bad guys and how
he narrowly escaped death. All
of these thoughts made Browne
forget about how hungry and
thirsty he was and how desperate
he was to reach San Miguel and
the mission where he might find
safety. Still about 5 miles from
San Miguel, Browne suddenly
heard the thunder of hooves and
he knew it was the Colonel in
pursuit. In the distance, Browne
saw a small adobe home and he
headed for it. The mule became
terrified, and ran away once again.
This time, Browne had been smart
enough to keep his government
papers and pistol on his person
instead of on the mule, which was
now nowhere to be found.
As soon as Browne made it into
the home, the desperados were in
front on their horses. “Blast the
fellow! What did he come here
for?” Browne recognized the
voice of the Colonel. “You may
as well come out at once. There
is no one here to stand by you, as
there was last night. Your friend
is keeping camp with a bullet
through his head and a gash in
his throat.” As Browne cowered
inside the adobe in total terror,
he suddenly realized that one of
the bad guys was trying to come
in through the small window.
Browne aimed his pistol and shot
in the direction of the figure.
“Hold on, Jack. The infernal fool
has shot me through the shoulder
and I’m bleeding badly.” Browne
quickly decided to make a bold
move. He threw the front door
open and made a break to get
away while Jack was dragging the
Colonel to the side of the house.
As Browne ran out, he aimed his
pistol at Jack and shot. He didn’t
hit the desperado in the chest,
but he did shoot him in the wrist.
With both bad guys wounded,
Browne went back into the dark
home to take cover. As he tried
to rest and listen for the bad guys,
Browne felt something on the
floor and realized it was a body.
As the sun rose, Browne was
horrified to discover that the small
home was filled with dead bodies.
There were two adults and two
children and the condition of the
bodies was too ghastly to relate
in this article. With morning light,
Browne left the house and turned
toward San Miguel.
By the end of the day, Browne
came upon the ruins of the old San
Miguel mission. Browne offered a
watch to a vaquero if he could go
out and find his mule. The cowboy
soon returned with Browne’s
mule with everything still intact
that he had strapped to the mule.
Browne pulled the watch from his
pocket to give to the vaquero, but
the cowboy declined the reward
saying, “No, señor, I am a Spanish
gentleman.” Browne mounted
up his mule and continued on his
dangerous journey.
Browne’s next destination was
Santa Margarita. He soon entered
into the valley of Santa Margarita
and found it to be one of the
most beautiful places he had ever
visited. After a few more days,
Browne was safely lodged with
some American friends thinking
that his journey was finally
complete. After arriving in San
Luis Obispo, Browne was invited
to a fandango given by the native
Californians. Everyone within
twenty miles came to the party.
The assemblage consisted of
native Californians, Sonoranians,
Americans, Frenchmen, Germans,
and half-breed Indians. There
were many pretty señoritas.
Among the women was one in
particular who was dangerously
beautiful with large dark-eyes.
The other women shunned and
feared her, and the men seemed
to worship her. She seemed to
have an effect over the men,
arousing the fiercest passion for
love, jealousy, and hatred.
As the party started, much to
Browne’s astonishment, Griff
appeared. The Colonel had lied
to him about murdering Griff,
but Browne kept silent. Griff was
drunk and asked the dark-eyed
senorita to dance, but he was
denied. Browne could tell that
they had a past relationship. As
Griff continued to drink, a fight
soon broke out between Griff and
a young Mexican cowboy over
the dangerous woman. Griff had
a knife and grabbed the woman
and told her to dance with him
or she would die. Suddenly, the
young Mexican cowboy grabbed
the knife Griff was holding and
plunged it into his heart. Griff fell
to the ground mortally wounded,
with the woman by his side
professing her love for him as he
took his last breath.
Wow! I bet you didn’t expect that
to happen… What a wild and
exciting story. Thank goodness,
the journey to San Francisco is
much less dangerous nowadays.
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It’s good for children and adults to
spend time playing and exercising
outdoors, and it’s important to
do so safely. Follow these simple
rules to protect your family:
Keep babies younger than 6
months out of direct sunlight. Find
shade under a tree, an umbrella, or
the stroller canopy.
When possible, dress in cool,
comfortable clothing that
covers most of the body, such as
lightweight cotton pants, long-
sleeved shirts, and hats.
Select clothes made with a tight
weave; they protect better than
clothes with a looser weave. To see
how tight a fabric’s weave is, hold
it up to see how much light shines
through (the less light, the better).
Or look for clothing labeled with
an Ultraviolet Protection Factor
(UPF).
Wear a hat with an all-around
3-inch brim to shield the face, ears,
and back of the neck.
Limit sun exposure between 10:00
am and 4:00 pm when UV rays are
strongest.
Wear sunglasses with at least 99%
UV protection. Look for child-
sized protective sunglasses for
your child.
Apply broad-spectrum sunscreen
correctly to all exposed skin.
Make sure everyone in your family
knows how to protect his or her
skin and eyes. Remember to set
a good example by practicing sun
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Sunscreen can protect the skin
from sunburn and some skin
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How to Pick Sunscreen
Use a broad-spectrum sunscreen
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For sensitive areas of the body,
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Use sunscreen any time you or your
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clouds. Also, UV rays can bounce
back from water, sand, snow, and
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Reapply sunscreen every 2 hours
and after swimming, sweating, or
drying with a towel. Most people
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sure to apply a generous amount.
Sunscreen for Babies
For babies younger than 6 months:
If protective clothing and shade
are not available, use sunscreen
on small areas of the body, such as
the face.
For babies older than 6 months:
Apply to all areas of the body, but
be careful around the eyes. If your
baby rubs sunscreen into her eyes,
wipe her eyes and hands clean with
a damp cloth. If sunscreen irritates
her skin, try a different brand or
sunscreen with titanium dioxide or
zinc oxide. If a rash develops, talk
with your child’s doctor.
Sunburns
If your baby is younger than 1 year
and gets sunburn, call your baby’s
doctor right away. For older
children, call your child’s doctor if
there is blistering, pain, or fever.
Here are 5 ways to relieve
discomfort from mild sunburn:
Give your child water to replace
lost fluids.
Use cool water to help your child’s
skin feel better.
Give your child pain medicine to
relieve painful sunburns. (For
a baby 6 months or younger,
give acetaminophen. For a child
older than 6 months, give either
acetaminophen or ibuprofen.)
Only use medicated lotions if your
child’s doctor says it is OK.
Keep your child out of the sun until
the sunburn is fully healed.
Excerpted with permission: Fun in the Sun:
Keep Your Family Safe. © 2014 American
Academy of Pediatrics.
Health & Safety
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SUNDAY MONDAY TUESDAY WEDNESDAY THURSDAY FRIDAY SATURDAY
29
FARMERS MARKET:
11:30-2:30pm Nipomo: Monarch Club
3:00-6:00pm Grover Bch Ramona Park
30
FARMERS MARKET:
2-4:30pm Los Osos: 2nd & Santa Maria
1
FARMERS MARKET:
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
INTERNATIONAL
JOKE DAY(see pg 8)
2
FARMERS MARKETS:
8:30-11am AG Smart & Final
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
WORLD UFO DAY
1ST ZEPPELIN (1900)
3
FARMERS MARKETS:
3:00-6:00pm Old Porte Fisheries AG
2:30-5:00pm Spencers Morro Bay
6:00-9:00pm Downtown SLO
LIBRARY STORYTIME: 10:00 MB,
10:10 SLO, 10:15 CAM,10:30 AT, 10:30
AG,10:30 LO, 11:00 CAY, 11:30 SMG
DOG DAYS BEGIN
4
BINGO VETS HALL MB - 1st FRI 5:00pm
FARMERS MARKETS:
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
INDEPENDENCE DAY
5
FARMERS MARKETS:
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
SLO CO GENEALOGICAL SOCIETY
1st SAT 12:30am IOOF Hall SLO
6
FARMERS MARKET:
11:30-2:30pm Nipomo: Monarch Club
3:00-6:00pm Grover Bch Ramona Park
NATIONAL FRIED
CHICKEN DAY
7
FARMERS MARKET:
2-4:30pm Los Osos: 2nd & Santa Maria
MACARONI DAY
8
FARMERS MARKET:
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
LIBERTY BELL CRACKS
(at J. Marshall’s funeral in 1835)
9
FARMERS MARKETS:
8:30-11am AG Smart & Final
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
NATIONAL SUGAR
COOKIE DAY
10
FARMERS MARKETS:
3:00-6:00pm Old Porte Fisheries AG
2:30-5:00pm Spencers Morro Bay
6:00-9:00pm Downtown SLO
LIBRARY STORYTIME: 10:00 MB,
10:10 SLO, 10:15 CAM,10:30 AT, 10:30
AG,10:30 LO, 11:00 CAY, 11:30 SMG
TEDDY BEAR’S
PICNIC DAY
11
FARMERS MARKETS:
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
CHEER UP
THE LONELY DAY
12
FARMERS MARKETS:
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
PAPER BAG DAY
13
FARMERS MARKET:
11:30-2:30pm Nipomo: Monarch Club
3:00-6:00pm Grover Bch Ramona Park
NATIONAL FRENCH
FRIES DAY
BARN DAY
14
FARMERS MARKET:
2-4:30pm Los Osos: 2nd & Santa Maria
PICK BLUEBERRIES
DAY
15
FARMERS MARKET:
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
FIRST BOEING 707
FLEW (in 1954)
COW APPRECIATION
DAY
16
FARMERS MARKETS:
8:30-11am AG Smart & Final
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
APOLLO 11 LIFTS OFF
(to the moon in 1969)
17
FARMERS MARKETS:
3:00-6:00pm Old Porte Fisheries AG
2:30-5:00pm Spencers Morro Bay
6:00-9:00pm Downtown SLO
LIBRARY STORYTIME: 10:00 MB,
10:10 SLO, 10:15 CAM,10:30 AT, 10:30
AG,10:30 LO, 11:00 CAY, 11:30 SMG
DISNEYLAND OPENS
(in 1955)
18
FARMERS MARKETS:
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
19
FARMERS MARKETS:
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
STICK YOUR TONGUE
OUT DAY
20
FARMERS MARKET:
11:30-2:30pm Nipomo: Monarch Club
3:00-6:00pm Grover Bch Ramona Park
CHESS DAY
MOON DAY (Astronauts
land 1969)
ICE CREAM SODA DAY
21
FARMERS MARKET:
2-4:30pm Los Osos: 2nd & Santa Maria
NATIONAL JUNK
FOOD DAY
22
FARMERS MARKET:
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
NATIONAL SUMMER
LEISURE DAY
23
FARMERS MARKETS:
8:30-11am AG Smart & Final
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
ICE CREAM CONE
INTRODUCED (in 1904)
24
FARMERS MARKETS:
3:00-6:00pm Old Porte Fisheries AG
2:30-5:00pm Spencers Morro Bay
6:00-9:00pm Downtown SLO
LIBRARY STORYTIME: 10:00 MB,
10:10 SLO, 10:15 CAM,10:30 AT, 10:30
AG,10:30 LO, 11:00 CAY, 11:30 SMG
AMELIA EARHART
DAY
25
FARMERS MARKETS:
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
THREAD THE
NEEDLE DAY
(Celebration of Needle Crafts)
26
FARMERS MARKETS:
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
AUNT & UNCLE DAY
27
FARMERS MARKET:
11:30-2:30pm Nipomo: Monarch Club
3:00-6:00pm Grover Bch Ramona Park
NATIONAL
PARENTS DAY
28
FARMERS MARKET:
2-4:30pm Los Osos: 2nd & Santa Maria
BEATRIX POTTER’S
BIRTHDAY (Born in 1866)
29
FARMERS MARKET:
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
30
FARMERS MARKETS:
8:30-11am AG Smart & Final
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
FATHER IN LAW
DAY
31
FARMERS MARKETS:
3:00-6:00pm Old Porte Fisheries AG
2:30-5:00pm Spencers Morro Bay
6:00-9:00pm Downtown SLO
LIBRARY STORYTIME: 10:00 MB,
10:10 SLO, 10:15 CAM,10:30 AT, 10:30
AG,10:30 LO, 11:00 CAY, 11:30 SMG
1ST US PATENT ISSUED
(in 1790)
MUTT’S DAY
1
FARMERS MARKETS:
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
2
FARMERS MARKETS:
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
NEW MOON
FULL MOON
July 2014 Free Ongoing Events
July is:
UV Safety Month
Anti-Boredom Month
National Blueberry Month
National Hot Dog Month
National Ice Cream Month
National Picnic Month
National Parks Month
National Recreation Month
Birthstone: Ruby
Flower: Larkspur
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Family Events
FRI & SAT JUN 27-JUL 19 at 7:30 pm:
GUYS AND DOLLS at Paso Robles
Youth Arts Foundation, 3201 Spring
St. Enjoy this classic musical bustling
with gamblers, gangsters, and sassy
showgirls that celebrates Broadway’s
golden era with one of the greatest
scores ever written. Cost: $15-25.
Contact: 610-0786.
FRI JUN 27-THU JUL 3 (times vary):
MAGIKARIA EXTREME at Madonna Inn,
100 Madonna Rd, San Luis Obispo. Join
us where the magic begins and heart-
pounding action takes place. Cost: $20-
65. Contact: (877) 468-3861 or http://
circusvargas.com.
SAT JUN 28 (times vary): PUTTIN’
ON THE RITZ at Clark Center for the
Performing Arts, 487 Fair Oaks Ave,
Arroyo Grande. Enjoy a dynamic
variety show featuring music of the
1930s. Cost: $20. Contact: 528-2058 or
celebration-chorus.com.
MON JUN 30 at 5:30 pm: WOMEN’S
EMPOWERMENT & SELF DEFENSE at
Centennial Park, 600 Nickerson Dr,
Paso Robles. Maximize your chances
of avoiding a sexual assault! Improve
your awareness and assertiveness
skills, and learn physical techniques to
escape a dangerous situation. Open
to women of all athletic abilities, ages
12 and up. Wear closed-toe shoes
and comfortable clothing. Cost: $10
donation for materials. Contact: 226-
5400 x 305.
FRI JUL 4 at 7:00 am: FOURTH OF JULY
CELEBRATION at Atascadero Lake Park,
9305 Pismo Ave, Atascadero. Enjoy
bike rides, races, horseshoe-pitching
contest, an antique carousel, food,
kid’s activities, live music, and free
admission to Charles Paddock Zoo and
a kids movie at Galaxy Theatre. Cost:
free. Contact: atascaderochamber.org.
FRI JUL 4 9:00 am-1:00 pm: FOURTH OF
JULY CELEBRATION at Santa Margarita
Park, 9509 CA 58, Santa Margarita.
Decorate your bikes and wagons in red,
white, and blue and join the parade
down H street. Then enjoy live music,
games, contests, an art and craft faire,
and more. Cost: free. Contact: 438-5011.
FRI JUL 4 10:00 am-9:30 pm: FOURTH
OF JULY at Tidelands Park, South End
of Embarcadero, Morro Bay. Enjoy
family fun with live music, food, a bike
parade, kids games, and fireworks.
Cost: free. Contact: morrobay4th.org
or 772-4467.
FRI JUL 4 10:00 am-9:30 pm: PISMO
BEACH FIREWORKS SHOW at Pismo
Pier, Pismo Beach. Celebrate with
music, food, and a grand fireworks
display from Pismo Pier. Cost: free.
Contact: 443-7778.
FRI JUL 4 11:00 am-3:00 pm: OLD
FASHIONED FOURTH OF JULY at
Mitchell Park, 1400 Osos St, SLO.
Family festivities include free carnival
games, sweet treats, a fundraiser BBQ,
and bandstand music all day. Cost: free.
Contact: 781-7300.
FRI JUL 4 11:00 am-9:00 pm: CAMBRIA
PICNIC & FIREWORKS at Shamel Park,
5455 Windsor Blvd, Cambria. Enjoy fun
family events, music, and barbecue
all day with a spectacular fireworks
display at dusk. Cost: free. Contact:
927-9426.
FRI JUL 4 11:00 am-10:00 pm: FOURTH
OF JULY CELEBRATION at Downtown
City Park, 12th & Spring St, Paso Robles.
11:00 am: Children’s Parade around
the Park, 12:00-4:00 pm: Fun, games,
music, food, 5:00-8:30 pm: Concert,
9:15 pm: Fireworks. Cost: free. Contact:
238-4103 or pasoroblesdowntown.org.
FRI JUL 4 12:00-12:45 pm: 4th of July
BOAT PARADE at Avila Beach Pier.
This 7th annual parade is sponsored by
the San Luis Yacht Club and features
all types of decorated sail and power
boats, led by the Port San Luis Harbor
Patrol fire boat (with water cannon),
patriotic music, and a loud miniature
cannon at the end of the pier. Contact:
slyc.org.
FRI JUL 4 1:00-3:00 pm: FOURTH OF
JULY at Arroyo Grande Village, Short &
Branch Sts, Arroyo Grande. Enjoy live
music and a good old-fashioned family
celebration. Cost: free. Contact: 473-
2250.
FRI JUL 4 5:00 am-10:00 pm: SAND
SCULPTURE CONTEST & FIREWORKS
in Cayucos, near the Pier. Enjoy the
contest for kids, novices, and pros,
a downtown parade, BBQ, bingo,
and fireworks. Cost: free. Contact:
cayucoschamber.com or 995-1200.
FRI JUL 4 5:30-9:00 pm: SANTA MARIA
FIREWORKS at Santa Maria Fairpark,
937 S Thornburg, Santa Maria. Enjoy
a concert starting at 5:30 pm and the
annual fireworks display at dusk. Cost:
free. Contact: santamariafairpark.com.
FRI JUL 4-SUN JUL 27 (times vary):
PLAY ON! FLIGHTS OF FANCY FROM
SHAKESPEARE TO BROADWAY at SLO
Little Theatre, 888 Morro St. Written,
directed, and choreographed by Suzy
Miller. Cost: $35. Contact: 786-2440 or
slolittletheatre.org.
WED JUL 9 at 10:30 am: FIZZ! BOOM!
READ! LIBRARY FAIRY at SLO Library
Community Room, 995 Palm St. The
Library Fairy will enchant and delight
with her stories, songs, and magical
ways. Sign up for Summer Reading
while you’re there. Cost: free. Contact:
781-5775 or slolibrary.org.
WED JUL 9 at 2:00 pm: FIZZ! BOOM!
READ! NATURALIST at South County
Regional Center, 800 W Branch, Arroyo
Grande. Naturalist Karen Poland will
bring animals such as a rabbit, snake,
and owl to teach kids how they depend
on each other in a food chain. Cost:
free. Contact: 473-7163 or slolibrary.
org.
WED JUL 9 at 5:00 pm: TEENS SPARK
A REACTION WITH FUSED GLASS
at Los Osos Library, 2075 Palisades.
Artist Sheri Klein will create works of
art with glass. Projects will be fired in
a kiln and returned to participants the
following week. For grades 6-12; pre-
register. Cost: free. Contact: 528-1862
or slolibrary.org.
WED JUL 9-SUN JUL 13 11:00 am-
10:00 pm: SANTA BARBARA COUNTY
FAIR at Santa Maria Fair Park 937
S. Thornburg St, Santa Maria. This
family-friendly county fair celebrates
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Family Events
agriculture, community organizations,
youth and local accomplishments, and
hometown pride. Cost: $5-7 admission,
$20 carnival wristband. Contact: www.
santamariafairpark.com.
THU JUL 10 at 11:00 am: FIZZ! BOOM!
READ! BATS at South Bay Community
Center, 2180 Palisades Ave, Los Osos.
SLO County’s own “Bat Lady” Melinda
Alvarado will share all about the
amazing world of bats, including a visit
from a rescue bat. Cost: free. Contact:
528-1862 or slolibrary.org.
THU JUL 10 at 3:00 pm: FIZZ! BOOM!
READ! DINOSAURS at Oceano Library,
1551 17th St. Aleksandra Wydzga will
spark your imagination about dinosaurs
and other prehistoric animals of SLO
County. See and touch real fossils and
replicas of fossils. Cost: free. Contact:
474-7478 or slolibrary.org.
WED JUL 10 at 1:00 am: FIZZ! BOOM!
READ! LIBRARY FAIRY at Colony Park
Community Center, 5599 Trafc Way,
Atascadero. The Library Fairy will
enchant and delight with her stories,
songs, and magical ways. Sign up
for Summer Reading while you’re
there. Cost: free. Contact: 461-6163 or
slolibrary.org.
WED JUL 10 at 2:00 pm: FIZZ! BOOM!
READ! LIBRARY FAIRY at Nipomo
Library, 918 West Taft. The Library
Fairy will enchant and delight with her
stories, songs, and magical ways. Sign
up for Summer Reading while you’re
there. Cost: free. Contact: 929-3994 or
slolibrary.org.
WED JUL 10 at 3:00 pm: FIZZ! BOOM!
READ! SEA GULL OLYMPICS at San
Miguel Library, 254 13th St. Cara O’Brien
will bring her Sea Bird Olympics. Lots of
interactive activities in this fun family
workshop. Cost: free. Contact: 467-
3224 or slolibrary.org
WED JUL 10 at 2:00 pm: TAIKO
DRUMMING at Morro Bay Community
Center, 1001 Kennedy Way. Let the
Buddhist musical group Ichimi Daiko
lead you on an experience of the ancient
art of Japanese drumming. Cost: free.
Contact: 772-6394 or slolibrary.org.
THU JUL 10 at 2:00 pm: KAREN
GARMEN EXCITES YOUNG LIBRARY
READERS at Shandon Library, 240
E Centre. Miss Karen, the Queen of
“Let’s Put on a Show,” will celebrate
with enough costumes and enthusiasm
for a rollicking good time of singing,
dancing, and playing. Cost: free.
Contact: 237-3009 or slolibrary.org.
THU JUL 10-SAT AUG 2 (times vary):
CENTRAL COAST SHAKESPEARE
FESTIVAL at Filipponi Ranch, 1850 Calle
Joaquin Rd, SLO. Cost: $15-20. Contact:
546-4224 or centralcoastshakespeare.
org.
FRI JUL 11-SUN JUL 20 (times vary):
DISNEY’S BEAUTY & THE BEAST at PAC,
Spanos Theatre, 1 Grand Ave, SLO. This
award-winning Broadway musical is
presented by Kelrik Productions. FRI &
SAT at 7:00 pm, SUN at 2:00 pm. Cost:
$35-40. Contact: or 756-4849 or www.
pacslo.org.
SAT JUL 12 10:00 am-12:30 pm: SUMMER
CANNING SERIES at Avila Valley Barn,
560 Avila Beach Dr, San Luis Obispo.
Master food preserver Ingrid Hilton will
be teaching a series of canning classes.
Cost: $40 includes lunch. Contact: 595-
2816 or avilavalleybarn.com.SAT JUL
19th at 2:00 pm: FAMILY MOVIE at Los
Osos library, 2075 Palisades Ave. Enjoy
a flm for youngsters and those young
at heart (rated PG). Popcorn provided.
Cost: free. Contact: 528-1862.
SAT JUL 12 10:00 am-5:00 pm: CENTRAL
COAST LAVENDER FESTIVAL at
Downtown City Park, 12th & Spring St,
Paso Robles. Meet lavender producers
from across the region, learn of its many
uses, enjoy free samples, and much
more! Vendors, food, refreshments,
music, demos and displays, and
activities — it’s all about lavender!
Cost: free. Contact: cclavenderfestival.
com.
SAT JUL 12 2:00-4:00 pm: SOLAR
S’MORES at Los Osos library, 2075
Palisades Ave. Find out about “solar
cooking” and enjoy the delicious
results. Cost: free. Contact: 528-1862.
SAT JUL 12 at 3:00 pm: FIZZ BOOM
READS FOR THE LIBRARY at Nipomo
Library, 918 West Taft, Nipomo.
Spark a reaction with “fzz” minus
the “boom” with cool experiments
combining substances to observe
chemical reactions. Grades 6-12; pre-
register. Cost: free. Contact: 929-3994
or slolibrary.org.
SAT JUL 12 5:30-10:30 pm: PARENTS
NIGHT OUT at Performance Athletics,
4484 Broad St, San Luis Obispo. Drop
of your child for an evening of fun,
games, gymnastics, pizza and a G-rated
movie while you take the night of!
100% net proft to beneft the Family
Care Network. Reservation requested.
Cost: $40/child or $60/family. Contact:
(805) 547-1496.
TUE JUL 15 at 2:00 pm: FIZZ! BOOM!
READ! NATURALIST at Cayucos Library,
310 B St, Cayucos. Naturalist Karen
Poland will bring animals such as a
rabbit, snake, and an owl to teach kids
how they depend on each other in a
food chain. Cost: free. Contact: 995-
3312 or slolibrary.org.
WED JUL 16 at 10:30 am: FIZZ! BOOM!
SINGS! WITH MELISSA GREEN at SLO
Library Community Room, 995 Palm
St, San Luis Obispo. Enjoy songs to
entertain and engage children. Cost:
free. Contact: 781-5775 or slolibrary.
org.
WED JUL 16 at 2:00 pm: FIZZ BOOM
SINGS! WITH MELISSA GREEN at
South County Regional Center, 800 W.
Branch, Arroyo Grande. Enjoy songs to
entertain and engage children. Cost:
free. Contact: 473-7163 or slolibrary.
org.
WED JUL 16-SAT JUL 26 (times vary):
OKLAHOMA at PCPA’s Marian Theatre,
800 S College Dr, Santa Maria. Cost:
$16-38. Contact: 922-8313 or pcpa.org.
WED JUL 16-SUN JUL 27 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.
THU JUL 17 at 11:00 am: KAREN GARMEN
EXCITES YOUNG LIBRARY READERS
at South Bay Community Center, 2180
Palisades Ave, Los Osos. Miss Karen,
the Queen of “Let’s Put on a Show,”
will celebrate with enough costumes
and enthusiasm for a rollicking good
time of singing, dancing, and playing.
Cost: free. Contact: 528-1862 or
slolibrary.org.
THU JUL 17 at 11:00 am: FIZZ! BOOM!
SINGS! with Melissa Green at Colony
Park Community Center, 5599 Trafc
Way, Atascadero. Enjoy songs to
entertain and engage children. Cost:
free. Contact: 461-6163 or slolibrary.
org.
THU JUL 17 at 2:00 pm: FIZZ! BOOM!
READ! BATS at South County Regional
Center, 800 W. Branch St, Arroyo
Grande. SLO County’s own “Bat Lady”
Melinda Alvarado will share all about
the amazing world of bats, including
a visit from a rescue bat. Cost: free.
Contact: 473-7163 or slolibrary.org.
For Wildlife in Distress
Call Our HOTLINE:
805 543-WILD [9453]
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 fre safety?
Call CAl Fire/slo: 543-4244
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Family Events
THU JUL 17 at 3:00 pm: FIZZ! BOOM!
READ! SEA GULL OLYMPICS at Oceano
Library, 1551 17th St. Cara O’Brien will
bring her Sea Bird Olympics with lots
of interactive projects in this fun family
workshop. Cost: free. Contact: 461-
6163 or slolibrary.org.
SAT JUL 19 10:00 am-6:00 pm-SUN JUL
20 10:00 am-5:00 pm: CENTRAL COAST
RENAISSANCE FESTIVAL at Laguna
Lake Park, 504 Madonna Rd, San
Luis Obispo. Join the fun as over 800
costumed participants turn the park
into an English Renaissance village
for this summer’s ultimate fantasy
entertainment. Youngsters will enjoy
face painting, pony rides, a petting zoo,
storytellers, musicians, juggling shows,
and games. And everyone loves the
real Royal Joust! Cost: $10-17, under age
6 free. Parking in Madonna Meadows is
$6 per car and includes a free shuttle.
Contact: ccrenfaire.com.
MON JUL 21 at 5:30 pm: WOMEN’S
EMPOWERMENT & SELF DEFENSE at
Centennial Park, 600 Nickerson Dr,
Paso Robles. Maximize your chances
of avoiding a sexual assault! Improve
your awareness and assertiveness
skills, and learn physical techniques to
escape a dangerous situation. Open
to women of all athletic abilities, ages
12 and up. Wear closed-toe shoes
and comfortable clothing. Cost: $10
donation for materials. Contact: 226-
5400 x 305.
MON JUL 21-MON JUL 11 9:00 am-
1:00 pm: CAMP MELODRAMA at The
Great American Melodrama, 1863
Front St, Oceano. Registration now
open. Cost: $450. Contact: 489-2499 or
americanmelodrama.com.
MON JUL 21-FRI JUL 26 9:00 am-2:00
pm: SUPERCHARGED SCIENCE CAMP
at El Chorro Park, 3450 Dairy Creek
Rd, San Luis Obispo. Blast rockets,
build robots, wire up burglar alarms,
shatter laser beams, and more!
Taught by a real engineer, scientist,
and university instructor. Kids ages
7-12 learn astronomy, aerodynamics,
electromagnetism, robotics,
engineering, chemistry and physics and
keep everything they build. Cost: $395
+ $85 materials fee. Contact: 617-1789
or superchargedscience.com.
WED JUL 23 5:45–7:00 pm: BALLOON
RACES at Los Osos library, 2075
Palisades Ave. Construct and race a
rocket out of balloons. How fast will
your rocket go? Cost: free. Contact:
528-1862.
WED JUL 23 at 6:00 pm: MERCYME
LIVE at Mid-State Fair Frontier Stage
at Paso Robles Event Center, 2198
Riverside Ave. MercyMe is the number
one Christian rock group in the US with
over seven million albums sold. With
shows at 6:30 and 8:30 pm, Cantinas
Foundation sponsors MercyMe’s
performance and “Cantinas Night of
Faith.” Cost: free. Contact: 239-4443 or
cantinasranchfoundation.org.
THU JUL 24 at 6:30 pm: “GLIMPSES”
Poetry Reading at Los Osos library,
2075 Palisades Ave. Featured poets:
Jeanie Greensfelder and Diane Halsted,
open mic follows. Cost: free. Contact:
528-1862.
MON JUL 28-SAT AUG 2: ROBIN HOOD
THEATRE WORKSHOP at Spanos
Theatre, Cal Poly, 1 Grand Ave. For actors
in grades 1-12 interested in participating
in a fully-staged production of Robin
Hood. Cost: $110. Contact: 756-5914 or
calpolyarts.org.
TUE JUL 29 at 10:00 am: 4-H SCIENCE
at Los Osos library, 2075 Palisades
Ave. Have fun with “fizz” action minus
the “boom” with cool experiments
combining substances to observe
chemical reactions! Grades 6-12. Cost:
free. Contact: 528-1862.
THU JUL 31-SUN AUG 17 (times vary):
THE SAN PATRICIOS at PCPA’s Marian
Theatre, 800 S College Dr, Santa Maria.
Cost: $16-38. Contact: 922-8313 or pcpa.
org.
FRI AUG 1 2:00-5:00 pm: KIDS ART IN
THE PARK at Devaul Park, 1651 Spooner
Dr, San Luis Obispo. All ages welcome
to sell their art work, crafts, jewelry,
clay, etc. Kids can ask for donations
for their work. Free registration by
AUG 1st. Park by Costco on the end
of Madonna Rd. Volunteers needed.
Contact: ginacarmen1225@yahoo.com
to register.
JUL 14-18 & JUL 21-25 10:00 am-12:00
pm: Lego Mindstorm Robotics Camp at
Exploration Station, 867 Ramona Ave,
Grover Beach. This one-week camp
is for 9-12 year olds who have been
playing with LEGOS and are ready to
move on to programming and more
sophisticated design. Students learn
to assemble NXT robots, work with
light, sound and motion sensors, and
program robots with a computer.
NXT kits and computer access
provided. Instructor Greg Randall is
a retired engineer, robot enthusiast,
and 3 times FIRST LEGO League
(FLL) Robotics coach. Cost: $85 with
paid $25 annual registration or valid
membership. Contact: 473-1421 or
http://explorationstation.org.
JUL 12-30: Host French & Spanish
High School Students who want to
experience the American way of life
with families on the Central Coast.
Students will be immersed in host
family’s day-to-day activities while
improving their English language
skills. Experienced French & Spanish
chaperones will provide any necessary
assistance during the three weeks.
Host families are paid $400. Contact:
Jessica Michelsen at Sunset Homestays
at 439-0862 or www.sunsethomestays.
com.
Every THU in JUL at 11:00 am: Los Osos
Library summer reading programs
at the South Bay Community Center,
2180 Palisades. JUL 10: Learn about the
amazing world of bats with Melinda
Alvarado and a rescue bat. JUL 17:
Karen Garmen. Put on a dance show
with costumes and music. JUL 24: Cara
O’Brien Sea Bird Olympics with lots
of interactive activities. JUL 31: Blues
for Kids. Vocalist Valerie Johnson and
Guitarist Al B Blue perform blues and
gospel with audience participation.
Cost: free. Contact: 528-1862.
Every SAT MAY 31-JUN 28: ADOPT-
A-PET at PETCO, 271 Madonna Rd,
San Luis Obispo. Feline Network
has an assortment of cats and
kittens ready for loving homes. All
are tested, vaccinated, and spayed/
neutered. Contact: 549-9228 or http://
felinenetwork.org.
Last FRI every month at 6:00 pm: Family
Fun at Unity Church, 1165 Stubblefield
St, Orcutt. Contact: 937-3025.
Every THU-FRI 12:00-5:00 pm & SAT
11:00 am-5:00 pm: Exploration Station
Interactive Science Center welcomes
families at 867 Ramona Ave, Grover
Beach. Cost: $2-3. 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 the loss of a loved one who is
in need of support. Contact: 540-6020.
2nd SAT of every month FEB-NOV
at 9:00 am: Santa Maria Recreation
and Parks Dept offers free docent-led
nature walks in Los Flores Ranch, 6271
Dominion Rd, Santa Maria. Contact:
925-0951 x 263.
2nd MON every month 6:30-8:00 pm:
Caregiver Support Group at Cayucos
Community Church, Ocean Ave & S
3rd St. Free support for caregivers
and family members dealing with long-
term illness, memory loss, dementia,
and Alzheimer’s. Contact: 458-7484.
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Local Resources
Every MON 10:00 am-2:00 pm: Remain
Independent Despite Vision Loss at
Santa Maria Terrace, 1405 E Main St.
New ways of doing daily tasks are
taught by the Braille Institute, such as
managing the home, traveling, and use
of talking library books. Contact: 462-
1225.
2nd & 4th MON every month at 6:30 pm:
MOPS (Mothers of Preschoolers) meet
at Pacific Christian Church, 3435 Santa
Maria Way, Santa Maria. Childcare is
provided. Contact: 934-3491 or www.
pacificchristian.net.
Every TUE 3:00-6:00 pm & FRI 3:00-5:30
pm: Teen Wellness Program at Arroyo
Grande EOC Health Services Clinic,
1152 E Grand Ave. Health services,
including reproductive health, in a
safe environment with staff trained
to screen, assess, and to provide
intervention. Appointments are
preferred. Contact: 489-4026.
1st WED every month at 9:00 am:
Community Action Partnership Senior
Health Screening at First United
Methodist Church, 275 N Halcyon Rd,
Arroyo Grande. Free and low-cost
services are offered for people 50 and
older: blood pressure, pulse, weight,
total cholesterol, screening for anemia,
diabetes, and fecal blood, nutritional
counseling, and medical referrals.
Contact: 481-2692 or 788-0827.
1st WED every month at 12:00 pm:
Disabled American Veterans luncheon
at Veterans Memorial Bldg, 313 W.
Tunnell St, Santa Maria. Contact: 345-
0402.
Every WED 5:30-7:00 pm: Widowed
Support Group at New Life Church, 990
James Way, Rm 14, Pismo Beach. Arrive
10 min early for 1st meeting. Offered by
Hospice of SLO Co. Contact: 544-2266
or www.hospiceslo.org.
Every TUE at 7:00 pm: Al-Anon Family
Support Group at Luis OASIS Senior
Center, 420 Soares Ave, Orcutt.
Contact: 937-9750.
3rd WED every month at 7:00 pm:
How to Survive Divorce seminar
at the San Luis Obispo Women’s
Community Center, 1124 Nipomo St,
#D in SLO. Practical tips, pointers, and
suggestions for handling family law
issues. $10.00 donation requested for
handout materials and book. Contact:
544-9313 to register.
4th TUE every month at 5:30 pm: Legal
Clinic for Self-Represented Litigants at
the San Luis Obispo County Courthouse
Law Library, 1050 Monterey St in SLO,
#125. SLO County Bar Assn Family Law
Section & Women’s Community Center
provide one-on-one legal advice for
persons filing divorces w/o an attorney,
and a document preparer to assist in
completing court-required forms. Min.
$40.00 donation. Limit: 12 participants.
Contact: 544-9313.
RISE (formerly Sexual Assault Recovery
and Prevention Center of San Luis
Obispo County) offers: Weekly Drop-
In Support Group for Sexual Assault
Survivors; 24 Hour Crisis Line; Advocacy
and Accompaniment; Peer Counseling;
Individual Clinical Counseling;
Prevention and Education Programs;
and Women’s Empowerment and Self
Defense Workshops. Contact: 545-
8888 or www.sarpcenter.org.
Every SAT 11:00 am-3:00 pm: ADOPT A
PET at Petco, 2051 Theater Dr, in Paso
Robles. Cats are available for adoption
through NCHS. Dogs are available
through Short n’ Sweet Dog Rescue.
Contact: 466-5403.
Every MON 2:00-4:00 pm & WED 3:00-
5:00 pm: Jacks’ Adaptive Toy Lending
Library-Jack’s Helping Hand at Central
Coast Gymnastics, 21 Zaca Lane, #100,
San Luis Obispo. Traditional and
adaptive toys for children with all
types of disabilities to check out. In-
home appointments available. Cost:
Free! Contact: 547-1914 or www.
jackshelpinghand.org.
Every TUE 2:00-5:00 pm & FRI 4:00-7:00
pm: Jacks’ Adaptive Toy Lending Library
- Jack’s Helping Hand at Pat’s Place in
Nipomo Recreation Community Rm,
671 W Tefft St, Ste 2, Nipomo. Toys for
children with all types of disabilities to
check out. In-home appointments also
available. Cost-Free! Contact: 547-1914
or www.jackshelpinghand.org.
Every FRI at 7:00 pm: Senior Ballroom
Dancing at Madonna Inn. If you are
a senior (single or attached) and like
ballroom dancing, this is the place!
Look left of the bandstand for sign:
Senior Dancers. Dance, chat and listen
to good music. No fees; no dues; just
fun! Contact: 489-5481 or dg17@juno.
com.
Literacy Council for San Luis Obispo
County has an ongoing and urgent
need for volunteer tutors and offers
free training in SLO. Contact: 541-4219
or www.sloliteracy.org.
1st THU every month at 6:15 pm:
Commission on the Status of Women
meets at Coast National Bank, 500
Marsh St, San Luis Obispo. This offi cial
advisory group to the SLO County
Board of Supervisors identifies issues
of concern to women that are not
currently the focus of other advocacy
or advisory organizations. Contact:
788-3406.
Every WED 11:00 am-12:00 pm: Growing
With Baby, an infant feeding offi ce
for breastfeeding mothers and their
babies (0-10 mos), offers a free class on
feeding, crying, and sleep at 1230 Marsh
St, San Luis Obispo. Pediatric nurse
practioner and lactation consultant
Andrea Herron will answer questions.
Dads are always welcome! Call to
reserve a spot. Contact: 543-6988.
Morro Bay Museum of Natural History
offers Adventures With Nature & Mind
Walks. Find the schedule at: www.
ccnha.org/naturewalks.html.
Central Coast Commission for Senior
Citizens offers many free services:
Senior Connection - connecting callers
with local resources; HICAP (Health
Insurance Counseling and Advocacy
Program) one on one assistance for
Medicare beneficiaries, advise and
referrals for long term care options,
and help with billing / appeals; Vial
of Life magnetized containers with
medical information; a Senior Resource
Directory for SLO and SB counties, and
much more. Contact: 925-9554 or
www.centralcoastseniors.org.
Hospice of San Luis Obispo County
provides free grief counseling, group
support, counseling, crisis intervention,
and wellness education to those with a
life-limiting illness, their families, and
the bereaved. This non-profit agency
supports the community in coping with
loss and promoting healing with free
counseling, community education and
volunteer support to those grieving a
death or dealing with potential end-of-
life issues. Offi ces in San Luis Obispo
and Paso Robles. Contact: 544-2266.
Volunteer as a Good Neighbor! Make
a difference in the life of an older
or disabled adult. Once trained,
volunteers choose services to
contribute and schedule hours at their
convenience. Training is scheduled
monthly at Wilshire Community
Services, 285 South St, Ste J, SLO.
Contact: 547-7025 x 17.
Volunteer at San Luis Obispo Museum
of Art! Stop by at 1010 Broad St (Mission
Plaza) or email volunteer@sloma.org.
San Luis Obispo Senior Center offers
health screening, legal services, meals,
exercise, bridge, and bingo at 1445
Santa Rosa St. Contact: 781-7306.
Central Coast Astronomical Society
sponsors a Dark Sky Star Party
every month at Santa Margarita
Lake KOA Campground at sunset.
CCAS also sponsors special guest
speakers and public programs
periodically. Find event schedules,
weather updates, and resources at:
www.central coastastronomy.org.
Contact: Aurora Lipper at aurora@
centralcoastastronomy.org.
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TANGENTIAL LAUGHTER
These words and idioms all have
some connection to the idea of
humor or laughter. Though some
may instead inspire a wrinkled
brow, I have hopes they’ll inspire
a cackle, titter, or guffaw.
When we try a joke that doesn’t
have the desired affect, we refer
to this as laying an egg. This
term was born in the late 1800s.
It originates from the fact that
hens make a big deal of laying
an egg, with much squawking
and clucking, though their peers
appear unimpressed.
In the 1570s, the word corny
came to English from the Sanskrit
word jirna, which meant old
and worn out. Corny can mean
old fashioned, mawkish and
sentimental, uncool due to a
failed attempt at coolness, trite,
or an attempt at humor that falls
flat.
The word comedy entered the
English language in the late
1300s, through French from the
Greek komodios, meaning village
singer. Though the village singer
might have sung any sort of song,
somehow the funny ones have
lived on etymologically.
Centuries ago when Romans
were doing what Romans did,
that included plowing the fields.
When a farmer was unable
to plow in a straight line, his
work was referred to as de lire,
meaning off track, out of line.
In the 1590s, this Latin term made
its way into English as delirious
and delirium, as someone
experiencing delirium is off-track
and has a tough time returning
his/her plow to the furrow.
And what’s funnier than a pun?
Entering the language in 1826,
the funny-bone is exactly that.
Not only does a good whack on
the elbow make us feel funny, the
elbow is positioned at the end of
the humerus. Ha! And again I say
Ha!
This next one isn’t really about
a laughter-related word, but
I’m including it because upon
reading this etymology, I laughed.
In the sport of horse-racing,
skittish horses can often be
calmed by placing a goat in
their stall (who knew?). In the
early 1900s, nefarious jockeys
would steal their opponent’s
horse’s calming goat in hopes
of increasing the edginess of
the opponent’s horse while
increasing the likelihood that the
nefarious jockey might win. This
practice gave birth to the idiom
getting one’s goat.
In the 1630s, the saying happy as a
clam in the mud at high tide found
its way to English. Our modern
version has been truncated to
happy as a clam, and has lost two
salient bits, as the big idea of the
idiom was that a clam in the mud
at high tide could not be harvested
and was therefore, happy.
In the 1630s, English speakers
began using the term sardonic
laughter to refer to laughter that
wasn’t genuine and might seem
a bit stretched. This comes from
a Greek term that defined the
strange twitchy, stretched-smile
symptoms people displayed after
eating a particular plant from
Sardinia. The symptoms generally
ended in death.
On a nearly lighter note, the idiom
tickled to death comes from a
myth regarding a method of
torture said to have been used
in China. Better than dying from
eating a Sardinian plant, but still,
not a great way to go.
Any giggles, titters or guffaws?
My thanks go out to sources: OED,
Etymonline, Wordnik, and Jordan
Almond’s Dictionary of Word Origins.
Education
CS Perryess teaches and writes for teens,
narrates audio books, and ponders the wonder
of words in a foggy little town on California’s
central coast. Find more of his blog posts at
http://csperryess.blogspot.com, or reach
him at csperryess@gmail.com.
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SUMMER & FALL PROGRAMS
for children ages 18 months through 6th grade
Visit our website: www.childrenshouse.cc
or call for more information: 805 466-5068
Openings Available!
Children’s House
Montessori School
of Atascadero
“Celebrating children for over 30 years”
Central Coast Family • July 2014 • www.centralcoastfamily.com • Page 23
Registration Now Open!
College for Kids
For students entering 5th-6th grade in Fall 2014
Session II: M-Th, July 7-24
4th Grade Camp
For students entering 4th grade in Fall 2014
M-Th, July 28-31
Summer Jazz Workshop
M-Th, July 7-10
Sciensational Workshop
Four day workshop for students age 6-12
Creative Engineering M-Th, August 4-7
Aquatics & Swim Lessons
Baby & Me - Levels 1-6
2-week Sessions running from June 16-Aug 7

Call: (805) 546-3132
or visit: www.cuesta.edu/communityprograms
Register Online, via Phone, Fax or Walk-In!