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Women’s Circles / Brain Development / SLO Street History / Lost Words / Turkey Trot!

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Free! Central Coast Family

Getting Out

Start Thanksgiving
with a Turkey Trot!
out for the first one. Last year’s
attendance more than doubled
with nearly 1,000 people walking
and running on Pismo Beach.

Photos by Vivian Krug

The 3rd annual South County
Turkey Trot promises more
family fun and funding for local
food banks. Nearly 2,000 local
people and their guests (some
dressed like turkeys or pilgrims)
are expected to participate
in the event on Pismo Beach
Thanksgiving morning, Thursday,

November 27th. This benefit
for San Luis Obispo County
Food Bank Coalition, organized
by Lenny Jones, has grown
dramatically in three years. “It’s
just awesome how many people
(local and visiting our area)
have embraced this event,” says
Jones. Nearly 300 people came

Cover Photo:

South County Turkey Trotters
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There is no registration fee for
the 3rd Annual Turkey Trot.
However, there will be an entry
fee of a one-dollar donation to San
Luis Obispo County Food Bank
Coalition. States Jones: “One
dollar enables the Food Bank to
purchase ten dollars worth of
food. That’s why we’re asking
for money instead of food. Many
who have attended have donated
more. It’s heartwarming, but
there’s no pressure. It’s a way
people can give back on the day
most of them will be feasting on
a delicious Thanksgiving dinner.”

Participants can choose to run
or walk a 10K, 5K, or one-mile
course. It will start at the south
side of Pismo Beach pier with
the 5K and 10K starting at 8:30
am sharp. The one-mile run will
start at 8:45 am. The course will
go north up the beach, then turn
around, with the 5K going to the
Grover Beach ramp back to the
pier. The 10K will go down to the
Oceano Ramp then back to the
pier. Maps of the courses will This year’s “Trot” will once
be available at the event for all again be held in memory of
Christine Allen of San Luis
participants.
Obispo, who died May 2013 in a
This course is open to all family tragic rockslide accident. The
members young and old and the 19-year-old left behind a legacy
Before her
family dog(s). All dogs must be of volunteering.
on a short leash for the safety of death, Christine had organized a
the runners. Participants can run, donation of thousands of pounds
walk, jog, or crawl. This is a fun of meat to the Food Bank, and
non-competitive event. There raised money for the processing
will be a timing clock at the start/ of donated animals. Christine’s
finish line for those who want sisters and family will participate
to track their time, and water in the Turkey Trot and invite
stations will be posted along the everyone who knew her to join in
supporting this worthy cause.
course.

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Like the first two, the 3rd Annual
Turkey Trot will take place on
Thanksgiving morning - and will
begin and end at the Pismo Beach
Pier. Says Jones, “As a kid, I would
always
spend
Thanksgiving
morning at the beach.
For
nostalgic reasons, I started the
Turkey Trot three years ago so
other people who love the beach
can spend Thanksgiving morning
having fun. They’ll also get some
exercise and spend time with

To learn more about the South
County at the Beach Turkey
Trot, visit the website: www.
SouthCountyTurkeyTrot.com or
call or text Lenny Jones at (805)
441-5100.

family and neighbors, all the
while helping to raise money to
replenish the shelves at our local
Food Bank.”
New this year, “Leonard”
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Library Voice
beautiful.” Manuela is absolutely
breathtaking in her 70s and still
bawdy, maddening, inspiring,
hilarious, and able to pull us
together through the years. Lady
Tie Dye and Catherine are both
writers, who I first met through
their sorely missed mothers.
Sheri provided the soundtrack
to much of my younger single
life and started mothering as a
young teen. Debra and I were
old pregnant women together in
1990 and now we both walk the
by Kristen Barnhart
spiritual path of improv’s great
“Yes and…” I gazed at friends
presenters, but no one has ever who had lost sisters, husbands,
forgotten the food.
and breasts, and one friend who
nearly lost her life until we sang
This year, we decided to just her back to us. Women in circles…
forget about workshops but
still keep an emphasis on good There is a fine line between cultural
food. Chef Nora was the baby appreciation and appropriation,
of the camp at a mere 40-years- and I believe we walk it well.
old. With only fifteen women We are all immigrants here in
attending, she quickly became this nation bringing traditions
part of the group as we helped handed down to us, if we’re lucky.
her out in the kitchen yurt. Did I Some of us have researched and
mention that we stayed in yurts created our own traditions, since
this year? I helped by telling Nora much of what could have been
the Rosemary Wells story Noisy passed down either died with
Nora, which she remembered our ancestors or was diluted
from her childhood. She wept beyond recognition. We live on
and wished that her mother had the sacred ground of First Nations
friends in her life who clearly and respectfully incorporate their
knew and loved each other with rhythms, songs, and ceremony
a fierceness honed of many years into our circles. We are women
filled with celebration and loss.
continually giving birth to
ourselves as we move through
Looking around this circle of our lives and take our place as
women, my heart was flooded elders. In circle, older women
as we “called in” ourselves and recognize the young maidens and
others. We sang out the names of mothers we once were.
our grandmothers, mothers, and
daughters. We sang the names of We are entrusted with so much
friends who wanted to be there. as women. Helping one another
Finally, we sang out the names of remember who we are is a sacred
friends no longer with us: Cielle, trust. Now is the time to make
Leslie, Kathy Jean, Joan, and sure your children know the old
more. I felt the wealth of my life family stories. Pull out those
counted in tears filling the eyes of faded photo albums and share
these women.
your history and traditions. Have
your children film interviews with
Mo is 84 years old and still you, your siblings, and parents.
rocking life to the fullest as she Have them interview each other
continues to help other women too, to remind them of how
face loss. She first taught us to important they were to each
sing, “How could anyone ever tell other if they drift apart. It is with
you, you were anything less than laughter and tears that we create

Women in Circles

“There’s a river of birds
in migration
A nation of women with wings”
“Kristen, can you get us started?”
And so it begins, women in circles
singing, sharing, laughing, and
crying their way into community.
I love women’s retreats. In early
October, I had the great pleasure
of participating in the 30-year
anniversary of Manuela’s Autumn
Retreat. I was at the very first one
at Rancho El Chorro back in the
day, so it was deeply poignant to
see and be seen by souls whose
life journey I have shared.
Back in 1984, it truly felt like a
migration as women poured
out of Cambria to join in with
other Central Coast women for
a weekend of learning, moving,
singing, ceremony, and food.
We’re talking FOOD, as in the only
man in camp was none other than
Robin Covey of Robin’s, Novo, and
Luna Red restaurants. In those
days, Robin owned the small local
health food store/café and was
only beginning to expand into
the phenomena he is now. For
that weekend, he was the adored
King of the Kitchen, singing and
dancing and cooking up love.
Women who cared and cooked
for their families were indulged
with flavors that delighted the
palate, presented gorgeously
on decorated tables that fairly
screamed, “You are worth it!” We
may not remember the workshop

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and hold onto our families. Create
a circle with the ones you love.
Do it tonight. And don’t forget to
sing!
We are going
Heaven knows where we are going
We will know we’re there
We will get there
Heaven knows how we will get
there
We know we will
It will be hard we know
And the road will be muddy and
rough
But we’ll get there
Heaven knows how we will get
there
We know we will
We are going
Heaven knows where we are going
We will know we’re there
Osibisa 1971

Namaste.

Kristen Barnhart has been telling stories,
recommending books, and stamping little
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Librarian at the San Luis Obispo Library.
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Child Development

How Kids Build
Thinking &
Learning
Skills
Children develop skills the way
builders build a house. They
start with the foundation. What
is built on that foundation at
different stages of development
determines what the house looks
like and how to get from room to
room.

Each brain cell (neuron) looks a bit
like a tiny tree. As babies take in
information about the world, their
neurons branch out and create
connections with each other.
Called neural pathways, these
connections are like an electrical
wiring system. Each neuron can
have multiple connections to
other neurons.

about how kids learn and build
skills. If you’re concerned about
your child’s development, seek
a professional evaluation. There
are instructional strategies and
teaching methods that can help
him learn in his own unique way.

switch, a light comes on. Some
brain circuits, like the ones for Teaching kids alternative ways
breathing and circulation, are to process information takes
advantage of plasticity. It helps
already developed at birth.
neurons build new pathways. The
information may have to take a
Other circuits are “activitydetour and take a little longer to
dependent.” They need input to
get where it needs to go, but it
work, and the more input they
can still get there.
get, the better they work. That
input is more complex than just
Learning Through the Senses
flipping a light switch. It comes
from all the experiences kids Swiss psychologist Jean Piaget
have. Sounds, sights, tastes, came up with a famous theory
smells, the way things feel and about how children develop
emotions all help the brain to cognitive or thinking skills. The
release neurotransmitters and first stage is when babies use
power those circuits.
their senses—sight, sound, touch,

Building the Brain’s Wiring
System

Here are some key things to know

The “wires” don’t touch. Instead,
they pass information at the gaps
between neurons—the “electrical
The Power of Plasticity
boxes” known as synapses. Brain
chemicals
(neurotransmitters)
help power the system to get Plasticity is especially important
for kids with learning and
these messages through.
attention issues. Their brains
process information differently
How Neural Pathways Work
and don’t always use brain
These
Each neural pathway is a circuit. chemicals effectively.
When electricity goes through a differences make it harder to
circuit, it powers a response. For create or strengthen some neural
example, when you flip a light pathways.

taste and smell—to start to make
connections. They taste, shake
and throw objects. They also
The neural pathways that are start to roll and reach for things
used more often get stronger. and, eventually, crawl and walk.
Circuits that are not used
weaken and disappear over All of these activities help build
time through a process known neural pathways that control
as “pruning.” That’s Ok -- young things like movement, vision
children have more circuits than and language development. For
they need. Pruning happens all example, babies keep making
the way through childhood and sounds that get them attention
adolescence. That means kids’ they need. They keep putting
brains are flexible enough to things that taste good into their
work continuously to build new mouths, and they keep moving
circuits and refine commonly used to places they want to see. As
neural pathways. This is known as they do these things, the brain
“plasticity.”
strengthens those circuits and
Pruning the Pathways

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helps make the activities easier.
Learning Through Language
Between ages 2 and 7 years,
language development takes off
as kids learn more words, use
more complex sentences and
even read a little. This is a critical
time to provide children with a
language-rich environment. The
more words and ideas they’re
exposed to, the more neural
pathways they’ll develop.
Kids can now use objects to play
more imaginatively. For example,
you might see your child use a big
stick as a horse or turn a box into
a rocket ship. Social skills develop
slowly at this age because kids
aren’t ready to understand logic,
reasoning and other people’s
perspectives. They often have
difficulty putting themselves in
other people’s shoes and can be
critical of other children’s choices
and behavior.
Learning Through Logic
From 7 years old to about middle
school, kids start thinking more
logically.
During this stage,
kids are more able to make
connections between things.
They become “detectives” who
are able to see clues and put them
together.
Socially, kids develop the ability to
take turns, put themselves in other
people’s shoes and understand
that actions have consequences.
Circuits that process emotion and
feelings strengthen and mature.
In this stage, adults can support

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children by helping them reflect
on things like cause and effect.
Learning Through Reasoning
As teens, kids start thinking
more abstractly and with more
complexity. They consider the
“what ifs” of situations to figure
out possible outcomes. In terms
of school, this means they’re able
to do more complicated math and
understand characters and plots
in deeper ways when they read.
These new skills help them see
that other people’s reactions are
based on different perspectives
and experiences.
Physically,
it means they’re able to put
different types of skills together
to do more complicated things
like driving. The wiring system of
the brain becomes more intricate,
with circuits intertwining with
other circuits to allow all of those
skills to work together.
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Fun & Games

Jack’s Jokes
What smells best at Thansgiving dinner?

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Why did the turkey sit on a tomahawk?

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entering the “open enrollment”
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employee benefits. Your benefit
package can be a big piece of your
overall financial picture, so you’ll
want to make the right moves,
especially in regard to employersponsored retirement plans.

401(k) or similar plan ($17,500 in
2014 or $23,000 if you’re 50 or
older), try to put in as much as
you can afford. Remember the
key benefits of these plans: your
money can grow tax deferred
and your contributions can lower
your annual taxable income.
Keep in mind, though, that you
will eventually be taxed on your
withdrawals, and any withdrawals
you take before you reach 59½
Take a close look at your 401(k) or may be subject to a 10 percent IRS
similar plan, such as a 403(b), if you penalty.
work for a school or a nonprofit
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for a state or local government. full advantage of your employer’s
And keep these possible moves in matching contribution, if one
mind:
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Boost your contributions. If your contributions, up to the first
salary has gone up over the past 6 percent of your salary. So if
year, or if you just think you have you’re only deferring 3 percent of
a reasonable “cushion” in your your income, you are missing half
disposable income, boost your the match — or leaving money
contributions to your employer- “on the table,” so to speak.
sponsored retirement plan. Even
if you can’t afford to contribute Rebalance, if necessary. You may
the maximum amount to your be able to change the investment

mix of your employer-sponsored
retirement plan throughout the
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during open enrollment, when
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options. Try to determine if
your investment allocation is still
appropriate for your needs or if
you own some investments that
are chronically underperforming.
Always keep in mind the need
to diversify. Try to spread your
money around a variety of
investments within your plan,
with the exact percentages of
each investment depending on
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horizon. As you near retirement,
you may need to lower your
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stage of your career, you’ll benefit
from a diversified portfolio. While
diversification can’t guarantee
a profit or protect against loss,

it can help reduce the impact of
volatility on your holdings.
Be sure to review your beneficiary
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are important and, in fact, can
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You work hard for the money that
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make sure your plan is working
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at (805) 784-9013. © 2014 Edward Jones. All
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Local History

100 Years in San Luis Obispo
by Guy Crabb

I am a 4th grade teacher with
a passion for exploring and
researching the history of
San Luis Obispo. My interest
in discovering this city’s past
started many years ago during a
trip to the Sunset Drive-In swap
meet. As my wife Janet and I
walked up and down the rows of
sellers, I looked for old artifacts
that I might use in my classroom.
In the past, I’d bought items such
as saddles, branding irons, railroad
spikes, and many other cool things
that the kids could actually hold
and examine up close. On this
particular Sunday, I met a man who
was selling old “San Luis Obispo
Tribune” newspapers from the
1920s. On a whim, I bought three
of the newspapers. As I looked
through them at home, I noticed
the addresses of downtown
businesses in the various ads and
wondered what businesses were
now occupying these addresses.
That’s how my passion for the
history of San Luis Obispo began.

Monterey and Marsh Streets in
2008, and 100 Years of Downtown
Businesses: The Cross Streets in
2011. Since all three of these books
focus on the downtown streets of
San Luis Obispo, I thought it would
be appropriate to write about the
origins of a few of these streets.
roads. During the rainy season, the
streets turned into mud. Because
Every street in downtown San the road that lined Higuera’s
Luis Obispo has an interesting land was a main entry into town,
story behind its name. I would Thomas was encouraged to repair
not hesitate to say that Higuera and maintain the road to the best
Street is the main street in the city. of his ability. During this time,
In fact, I often say that Higuera is Higuera Street basically ended
Main Street USA in town. With where Morro Street is today
its classic buildings and beautiful and beyond that area were just
trees that were planted in the fields. At that time, people simply
1960s, the street is a tourist referred to the road as “Higuera’s
attraction all by itself. Here’s some Road.” As the years progressed,
cool history on our Main Street the “s” was dropped and the road
USA. Higuera Street was named became known as Higuera Street.
after a landowner who owned a
large parcel along Higuera Street Chorro Street also has an
from Nipomo Street down the interesting history. Chorro Street
block to where Carmel Street is was the main road into San Luis
today. I have a great map from Obispo if you were coming from
1870 that shows the square block Chorro Valley (the valley between
that Thomas Higuera once owned. Morro Bay and San Luis Obispo),
This map also shows a cemetery Morro Bay, or any other place on
that was once right next to Mr. the north coast. As it also runs next
Higuera’s land. The cemetery to the Mission San Luis Obispo,
was located where Carmel Street it has always been an important
is today, from Higuera to Pacific thoroughfare for merchants and
Street, but that is another article citizens of the city. But in the 1870s,
entirely.
Chorro was not the wonderful

Since then, I have spent hundreds
of hours over the past 15 years
gathering information and buying
interesting historical items about
San Luis Obispo from people
across the country. In 2007, I
published my first book, 100 Years
of Downtown Businesses: Higuera
street that we know today. The
Street. I have since published 100 Back to the Higuera story: In the problem was that Chorro Street
Years of Downtown Businesses: 1800s, the entire town had dirt ended at Monterey Street because
the creek ran freely through town
between Monterey and Higuera
Streets.
The area between
Monterey and Higuera Street was
nothing more than a field, which
soon became full of buildings that
were erected on what would now
be the center of Chorro Street.
Between all of these buildings was
a narrow and winding path, which
could accommodate a person or
horse, but was much too narrow
for any wagon. During this time,
wagons and horses were the
major mode of transportation and
connecting the downtown streets
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This was clearly a very important
business area in town, so the
citizens decided that Chorro
Street needed to be straightened
out and extended to Higuera
Street. Trouble soon began. The
landowner was aware of how
much the city wanted his land
and negotiations for the property
became strained. After several
months, a deal was finally made
and the city paid a high premium
for the land. The city had to pay
not only for the land, but also for
damage to buildings that were
moved from the field to other
locations. The road was widened.
In 1874, a wooden bridge was built
across the creek at a cost of $1,323,
which made traveling much easier
and drier. During the rainy season,
the creek could be very dangerous
to cross, so the bridge was a major
improvement in road conditions.
The next major improvement
to roads in town came in 1927,
when Chorro Street and other
downtown streets were paved
with concrete.
San Luis Obispo has a rich history
full of interesting people and
places. For example, did you know
that San Luis Obispo has a pyramid,
or that there is a place in town
where people can eat a wonderful
meal, without knowing that they
are sitting in a building that once
housed the city undertaker and
embalmer? Stay tuned for more
fun and interesting stories about
the history of San Luis Obispo.
Guy Crabb teaches at Charles E. Teach
Elementary School in San Luis Obispo. He
graduated from Cal Poly SLO and has been
teaching for 30 years. Guy was a Teacher of
the Year in 2006 and currently teaches at a
National Blue Ribbon School. Reach him at
crabbx5@charter.net.

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Educatious International is seeking host families
in San Luis Obispo, Morro Bay, and Santa Barbara
Host families are asked to provide a bed, desk and dresser, a
quiet place to study, meals, love and guidance.
A monthly stipend is provided.
Students come with their own spending money for
personal needs and activities they wish to get involved in.
We offer 24/7 national support, as well as local support.
This is a wonderful opportunity to share America and
learn about another country.
We bring students from 30 different countries!

For more information, and answers
to all of your questions, contact:
Juliana Trombly
(949) 212-6647
juliana.trombly@educatius.org

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November 2014

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Education
CS Perryess
writes

about words
Lost words
I recently came upon a book
my mom (known in the family
as Muz) gave me in 1978. It’s
devoted to words that had
once lived happy lives, but in
time, expired. Poplollies and
Bellibones by Susan Kelz Sperling
has brought me many a laugh
over the years. This article
features several of her words
whose existence and meaning I
can confirm.
titivil – related to the word
devil, a titivil was a knave or
scoundrel. It appears that the
word initially referred to a very
specific sort of scoundrel, a chap
who listened so closely to other
monks’ prayers he collected any
mumbled words and phrases and
informed the authorities. There
is argument as to whether the
titivil delivered this information
to the monks’ earthly superiors
or to less physically established

authorities.
flerd – From the Old English
word flaerd. Flerd is nonsense, gydig, which meant mad. Gydig
appears to have come from the
deception, folly, or superstition.
word God, as it was understood
murfles – a synonym for freckles. that someone who had gone
mad had been possessed by a
coverslut – an apron. Also divine being. Hmmm.
an
architectural
structure
built for the sole purpose of Good readers, if you were kings
concealing some uglier structure or queens of the world, which
of these words would you bring
underneath.
back into common usage?
lickspigot – much like a brownnose or bootlicker, a lickspigot
Lost words of the crass
acts in a subservient manner,
variety
fawning all over those in
authority.
Though some lost words may be
worthy of reviving, others may
wink-a-peeps – eyes.
be better off dead. Here are
turngiddy – someone who has some words that nobody would
become dizzy due to spinning. want to be called. Though the
Secondary meanings include behaviors that inspired the
vertigo, lighthearted, flighty words continue, it’s unlikely
and childish. The term comes anyone will drag these words
from the Old English word out from their graves and sling
them in the direction of others
alive today.

a nose of wax – this refers to a
person so weakly fickle s/he will
accommodate others at any cost,
even to the point of denying those
things or people most important
to him/her
hufty-tufty – a man so full of
himself he’s compelled to brag
non-stop
smellsmock – a womanizer, a
lecher, a man with roving eyes
and more
Though I’m certain anyone
reading this is 100% sweetness
and light, please imagine briefly
that you were the sort who
might use such crass words as
these. Which one(s) would you
most want at your disposal?
My thanks go out to sources: The OED,
Etymonline, The Free Dictionary, The Times,
Thought Catalogue, and The Mad Logophile,
and Susan Kelz Sperling’s Poplollies and
Bellibones – A Celebration of Lost Words.

breedbate – one who starts
quarrels for the joy of it
fopdoodle

a
fool,
a
simpleminded and insignificant
fellow
lickspittle – a toady or fawning
subordinate (much like the
lickspigot)
wallydraigle – a trifling, weak and
ineffective person, or a slovenly
woman
rutterkin – a crafty, misleading
swindler

Central Coast Family

November 2014

CS Perryess 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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November 2014 Free Ongoing Events
SUNDAY
26

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

November is:
Aviation Month
Child Safety Month
Good Nutrition Month
National Family Literacy Month
National Adoption Month
National Epilepsy Month
Latin American Month
Peanut Butter Lover’s Month

2
FARMERS MARKET:

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

MONDAY
27
FARMERS MARKET:

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

Birthstone:
Citrine/Topaz

9
FARMERS MARKET:

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

28
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

WEDNESDAY
THURSDAY
29
30
FARMERS MARKETS:
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

3
FARMERS MARKET:

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

sandwich day
(Birthday of creator J. Montague)

4
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

5
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

6
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

national
cashew day

7
FARMERS MARKETS:

9:00am-12:30pm Paso Robles Wal Mart
2:30-5:30pm Cambria Main St Vets Hall
LIBRARY STORYTIME: 10:30 LO

10
FARMERS MARKET:

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

FULL MOON

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

national young
reader’s day

24
FARMERS MARKET:

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

11
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

12
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

13
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

18
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

mickey mouse’s
birthday
(Created in 1928)

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

20
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

mexican
revolution day

gettysburg
address
delivered
(by Lincoln in 1863)

14
FARMERS MARKETS:

9:00am-12:30pm Paso Robles Wal Mart
2:30-5:30pm Cambria Main St Vets Hall
LIBRARY STORYTIME: 10:30 LO

15
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

national
clean out your
refrigerator day

21
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
LIBRARY STORYTIME: 10:30 LO

world
hello day

america
recycles day

22
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

stop the
violence day

universal
children’s day

william tell day

NEW MOON

(Forced to shoot an apple
off his son’s head in 1315)

25
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

26
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

27
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

28
FARMERS MARKETS:

9:00am-12:30pm Paso Robles Wal Mart
2:30-5:30pm Cambria Main St Vets Hall
LIBRARY STORYTIME: 10:30 LO

mark twain’S
birthDAY
(Born in 1835)

thanksgiving
day
national
cake day

Central Coast Family

LIBRARY STORYTIME: 11:00 AG

pack your mom
lunch day

19
FARMERS MARKETS:

John F
Kennedy Jr’s
birthday
(Born in 1960)

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

fantasia released
(by Disney in 1940)

Elizabeth
cady stanton
day

zachary taylor’s
birthday (Born in 1784)

30
FARMERS MARKET:

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

X-Ray day
(Discovered in 1895)

veteran’s day

17
FARMERS MARKET:

8
FARMERS MARKETS:

election day
1st wagon train in
california (in 1841)

take a hike day

national
adoption day

LIBRARY STORYTIME: 11:00 AG

national
Donut day

homemade
bread day

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

LIBRARY STORYTIME: 10:30 LO

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

national
author’s day

world prematurity
awareness day

23
FARMERS MARKET:

9:00am-12:30pm Paso Robles Wal Mart
2:30-5:30pm Cambria Main St Vets Hall

national family
literacy day

US MARINE
CORPS EST.
(1775)

button day

FARMERS MARKETS:

Flower:

mom’s & dad’s day

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

SATURDAY

31
1
BINGO VETS HALL MB - 1st FRI 5:00pm FARMERS MARKETS:

Chrysanthemum

parade day

16
FARMERS MARKET:

FRIDAY

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

daylight
saving
time ends
(Fall Back 1 Hour)
daniel Boone’s
birthday
(Born in 1734)

TUESDAY

November 2014

pins &
needles day

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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

national native
american
heritage day
king tut’s tomb
opened (in 1922)

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Family Events
THU SEP 25-SUN NOV 16 (times
vary): SCARY POPPINS at The Great
American Melodrama, 1863 Front
St, Oceano. It’s Super-NannyGone-Ballistic-Expialidocious in
this hilarious musical spoof full of
outrageous characters, hilarious
song satires and pop culture
references. It’s a “practically
perfect” parody for the whole
family! Cost: $18-22, discounts
for groups, seniors, students,
military, and children. The snack
bar serves great food and drinks.
Contact:
americanmelodrama.
com or 489-2499.
Through NOV 8: A GATHERING OF
SCARECROWS at Los Osos Library,
2075 Palisades. For artists of all
ages. Enter your scarecrow to be
displayed on the lawn around the
library. Come in for guidelines and
entry forms. Contact: slolibrary.
org or 528-1862.

costume parade, goody bags for
the first 250 children, carnival
games, spooky maze, and more!
Cost: varies. Contact: 473-4580 or
http://grover.org.
FRI OCT 31 at 5:30-8:30 pm: 11th
Annual FALL FESTIVAL at El
Morro Church of the Nazarene,
1480 Santa Isabel Ave, Los
Osos. Shuttle provided from Los
Osos Middle School. No scary
costumes, please. Cost: donations
accepted. Contact: 528-0391.
SAT NOV 1 10:00 am-3:00 pm: DIA
DE LOS MUERTOS (day of the
dead) celebration and procession
in Mission Plaza, 1010 Broad St,
San Luis Obispo. In collaboration
with SLO Museum of Art and
SLO Mission Church de Tolosa,
artists, performers and local
organizations participate. Cost:
free. Contact: 547-7025 or http://
wilshirehcs.org.

WED OCT 29 at 3:00 pm: GOURD
PAINTING at the Los Osos Library,
12075 Palisades. School age
children will have a chance to
decorate a gourd for the harvest
holiday season. Sponsored by the
Friends of Los Osos Library. Cost:
free. Contact: slolibrary.org or
528-1862.

SAT NOV 1 at 10:30 am: CLIMATE
CHANGE at Atascadero Library,
6555 Capistrano Ave. Our
partners Air Pollution Control
of SLO will bring their “Clean Air
Ambassadors” to present games,
crafts, and activities to get kids
ages 5-12 thinking about their
environment. Cost: free. Contact:
FRI OCT 31 4:00-7:00 pm: SAFE & 461-6162.
FUN HALLOWEEN in Downtown
SAT NOV 1 11:00 am-3:00 pm:
Paso Robles, 12th & Spring Sts,
SLOMA FREE FAMILY ART DAY
Paso Robles. Merchants host a
at San Luis Obispo Museum
downtown trick or treat evening
of Art, 1010 Broad St, SLO. In
for families. Bring a pre-carved
cooperation with Wilshire Hospice
pumpkin for the contest. Cost:
Central Coast, this special event
free. Contact: 238-4103 or http://
celebrates Dia de los Muertos.
pasoroblesdowntown.org.
Decorate sugar skulls and create
FRI OCT 31-SAT NOV 1 4:00- papel picado. Cost: free. Contact:
7:00 pm: JUNIPERO HAUNTING 543-8562.
HARVEST FESTIVAL at 8995 SAT NOV 1 11:00 am-4:00 pm:
Junipero Ave, Atascadero. Enjoy BOOKS ARE NOT DEAD at Volumes
food, photo opportunities, kids of Pleasure, 1016 Los Osos Valley
events, and a haunted house, Rd, Los Osos. Celebrate the Day
costume contests, and a carving of the Dead at the first annual
contest. Cost: $5, kids free. store-wide sale including: music,
Contact: 466-1550.
food, fun, gifty items, and books
FRI OCT 31 5:00-8:00 pm:
CARVED PUMPKIN CONTEST
&
HALLOWEEN
ACTIVITIES
at Ramona Garden Park, 993
Ramona Ave. Grover Beach. free.
hot dog to the first 300 attendees;

Central Coast Family

for all ages. Cost: free. Contact:
528-5565.
SAT NOV 1 at 12:15 pm: GENEALOGY
MEETING at IOOF Hall, 520 Dana
St, San Luis Obispo. Topics include
Non-English Genealogy at and

November 2014

Planning Effective Research.
Sponsored by San Luis Obispo
County Genealogical Society.
Cost: free. Contact: 785-0383 or
http://slocgs.org.

SUN NOV 2 at 6:00 pm: SYV
THANKSGIVING FESTIVAL and
Gospel Music Concert at Solvang
Veterans’ Memorial Bdg, 1745
Mission Dr, Solvang. Cost: $15.
Contact: 325-9402 or http://
SAT NOV 1 1:00-4:00 pm: syvcbmc.org.
FOUNDERS DAY STREET FAIR at
321 S Main St, Templeton. Bring NOV 7-23 (days & times vary):
the whole family to this annual 25th ANNUAL PUTNAM COUNTY
celebration including a Halloween SPELLING BEE at SLO Little
costume contest, antique cars and Theatre, 888 Morro St. San Luis
farm equipment, “The Jammies” Obispo. Enjoy a hilarious, musical
band, “Something Ridiculous” look at six quirky adolescent
juggling act, beer, wine, chili outsiders vying for the spelling
cook-off, craft vendors, bounce championship of a lifetime.
house, and petting zoo. Cost: Spelling Bee is the unlikeliest of
free. Contact: 434-1789 or http:// musicals about the unlikeliest
group of of heroes. Cost: $15-29.
templetonchamber.com.
Contact: slolittletheatre.org or
SUN NOV 2 10:00 am-2:00 pm: 786-2440.
OPEN HOUSE at Rancho Del Rio,
9961 Santa Clara Rd, Atascadero. SAT NOV 8 10:00 am-1:00
SUCCULENT
WREATH
Celebrate Partners in Equestrian pm:
Therapy’s 20th anniversary with WORKSHOP at SLO Botanical
horse riding demonstrations by Garden, 3450 Dairy Creek Rd, San
students with Autism, Downs, Luis Obispo. Create your own
MS, and CP. There will also beautiful, living wreath just in
be vendors, BBQ, and a silent time for the holidays! With care,
auction. Cost: free. Contact: 235- your wreath will last for years.
Hang it or use it as a centerpiece
2787 or www.petslo.com.

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Family Events
for 2nd-6th grade children and
guardians is a fun and handson way of discovering the joy of
cooking fresh-from-the-garden
meals. Harvest vegetables from
the Children’s Garden then whip
up a delicious meal to share!
Learn tips for creating an edible
backyard garden. $25 for child
and guardian. Space is limited.
Contact: education@slobg.org or
541-1400 ×304 or slobg.org/kidscooking.

3rd Annual

SAT NOV 15 at 2:00 pm: FAMILY
MOVIE at Los Osos Library, 2075
Palisades. Enjoy an animated
classic rated G. Popcorn will be
provided. Sponsored by Friends
of Los Osos Library. Cost: free.
Contact: 528-1862.

South County at the Beach Turkey Trot
10K, 5K, or 1-mile Course

Thanksgiving Day NOV 27th at 8:00 am
from Pismo Beach Pier (Rain or Shine!)
Run, Walk, Jog, or Crawl
Families, Dogs on leash & Costumes Welcome!

SUNNOV 16 at 3:00 pm: SLO
COUNTY BAND ANNUAL FALL
CONCERT at Mt. Carmel Lutheran
Meet real live “mascot” Leonard the turkey!
Church, 1701 Fredericks St,
Entry: $1 Cash Donation to SLO County Food Bank Coalition
San Luis Obispo. Concert to
feature violinist Brynn Albanese.
www.SouthCountyTurkeyTrot.com
Proceeds support the Homeless
Shelter of SLO and Maxine Lewis
Shelter. Cost: free, $10 donation
Contact:
www.
throughout the season. All security, conserve water, build suggested.
materials are provided for this your self-reliance, and much slocountyband.org or 543-5691.
hands-on class, and proceeds more. Rediscover hidden talents,
benefit the garden. Cost: $45 reclaim lost abilities, unearth TUE NOV 18 at 7:30 pm: KING
members, $55 non-members. the wisdom you need to create LEAR at Cohan Center, 1 Grand
Class size limited. Contact: slobg. sustenance and bounty! Cost: Ave, San Luis Obispo. Globe
org/wreath.
$5 per person, $10 for families. Theatre’s award-winning smallContact: slotransitiontowns.org. scale touring program offers a
fresh and new exploration of
SAT NOV 8 10:00 am-4:00 pm:
SLO RAILROAD MUSEUM at NOV 13-22 (days vary): BETTY’S Shakespeare’s greatest tragedy.
1940 Santa Barbara St, San Luis SUMMER VACATION at Cal Poly This riveting evening is performed
Obispo. Enjoy the fun kid’s area, PAC Spanos Theater, 1 Grand Ave, by one of England’s premier
learn about Central Coast trains, San Luis Obispo. Presented by Cal theatre companies on a traveling
see the huge train layouts under Poly’s Theatre and Dance Dept. Elizabethan stage. A free.preconstruction, view the 1926 Cost: $12-20. Contact: 756-4849 or show lecture at 6:30 pm in the
PAC Pavilion is led by Cal Poly’s
Pullman car, and wave at passing http://polytix.calpoly.edu.
Heidi Nees. Cost: $24-58. Contact:
trains. Cost: $3. Contact: 548-1894
SAT
NOV
15
9:00
am-12:00
pm:
CAL
756-4849 or http://pacslo.org.
or http://slorrm.com.
POLY PIER TOUR at the pier on
SUN NOV 9 10:00 am-5:00 pm: Avila Beach Dr, Avila Beach. Bring WED NOV 19 at 3:00 pm: CRAFT
RESKILLING EXPO at Veterans the entire family for hands-on TABLE at Los Osos Library, 2075
Hall, 801 Grand Ave, San Luis interactive displays, touch tanks, Palisades. School-age children
Obispo. ReSkilling is chance to microscopes, and a “Discover are welcome to create with
reclaim sustainable living skills SCUBA” experience. Cost: free. materials provided by the library.
we may have lost, skills that Contact: 756-7236.
Sponsored by Friends of Los Osos
can help families become more
Library. Cost: free. Contact: 528self-reliant. The ReSkilling Expo SAT NOV 15 1:00-3:30 pm: KIDS’ 1862.
FRESH
COOKING
is a day-long symposium of GARDEN
practical hands-on workshops CLASS at SLO Botanical Garden, THU NOV 20-WED DEC 31 (times
taught by community members. 3450 Dairy Creek Rd, San Luis vary): SLOMA CRAFT ART MARKET
Learn how to increase your food Obispo. This family cooking class at San Luis Obispo Museum of

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Art, 1010 Broad St, SLO. Shop for
gifts of handmade art and crafts.
Contact: 543-8562 or sloma.org.
THU NOV 20-WED DEC 31 (times
vary): HOLIDAY EXTRAVAGANZA
at The Great American Melodrama,
1863 Front St, Oceano. This
three-part evening opens with
a heartwarming one-act version
of Charles Dickens’ A Christmas
Carol. Laugh until your sides ache
in a hilarious fractured fairy tale
opera and celebrate the season
with the Holiday Vaudeville Revue.
Cost: $18-22, discounts for groups,
seniors, students, military, and
children. The in-house snack bar
serves great food and drinks.
Contact:
americanmelodrama.
com or 489-2499.
NOV 27 at 8:00 am: SOUTH
COUNTY TURKEY TROT at
Pismo Beach will take place on
Thanksgiving Day starting south
of the Pismo Beach pier. Run or
walk a 10K, 5K, or one-mile course.
This is a fun family event and
dogs on leash are welcome. Meet
Leonard, a real live turkey! Teams
and costumes are encouraged.
All proceeds go to Food Bank
Coalition of SLO County. Cost:
$1 donation. Contact: www.
SouthCountyTurkeyTrot.com.
FRI NOV 28 5:30-7:30 pm:
DOWNTOWN
LIGHTING
CEREMONY at Downtown City
Park, 12th & Spring Sts, Paso
Robles. Join Santa’s elves and
Mrs. Claus as they make sure
downtown Paso Robles is
ready for Christmas at this 28th
annual event. Enjoy candlelight
caroling,
refreshments,
and
the tree lighting. Cost: free.
Contact: 238-4103 or http://
pasoroblesdowntown.org.
SAT NOV 29 at 7:00 pm & SUN
NOV 30 at 3:00 pm: NUTCRACKER
at Clark Center, 487 Fair Oaks,
Arroyo Grande. Enjoy an actionfilled production by Everybody
Can DANCE and Santa Maria
Civic Ballet for all ages. Audience
members can meet characters
after the show. Cost: $20 adult,
$15 child. Contact: 489-9444 or
http://clarkcenter.org.

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Local Resources
On-Going: The San Luis Obispo
Special Education Local Plan Area
(SELPA) and Community Advisory
Committee (CAC) offer parent
orientation to special education
programs in SLO County. Contact:
782-7301 or www.sloselpa.org/
pro_dev.htm.

free docent-led nature walks in
Los Flores Ranch, 6271 Dominion
Rd, Santa Maria. Contact: 9250951 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: 4587484.

Twin Cities Community Hospital
Volunteers, a non-profit providing
support to patients, doctors,
and nurses of the hospital, seek
volunteers to work in the gift shop
and Obstetrics (OB) Dept. AM and
PM 4 hour shifts are available. Every MON 10:00 am-2:00 pm:
Contact: 434-4524.
Remain Independent Despite
Vision Loss at Santa Maria Terrace,
Last FRI every month at 6:00 pm: 1405 E Main St. New ways of
Family Fun at Unity Church, 1165 doing daily tasks are taught by
Stubblefield St, Orcutt. Contact: the Braille Institute, such as home
937-3025.
managment, traveling, and using
Every THU-FRI 12:00-5:00 pm & talking library books. Contact:
SAT 11:00 am-5:00 pm: Exploration 462-1225.
Station Interactive Science Center
welcomes families at 867 Ramona
Ave, Grover Beach. Cost: $23. Contact: 473-1421 or http://
explorationstation.org.

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
2nd THU of every month 6:00-7:00 is provided. Contact: 934-3491 or
pm: Grief Support Group at Central www.pacificchristian.net.
Coast Hospice, 253 Granada Dr,
Ste D, San Luis Obispo. This free Every TUE 3:00-6:00 pm & FRI
group is for anyone suffering the 3:00-5:30 pm: Teen Wellness
loss of a loved one who is in need Program at Arroyo Grande EOC
Health Services Clinic, 1152 E Grand
of support. Contact: 540-6020.
Ave. Health services, including
2nd SAT of every month FEB- reproductive health, in a safe
NOV at 9:00 am: Santa Maria environment with staff trained
Recreation and Parks Dept offers to screen, assess, and to provide

Women’s Shelter

of San Luis Obispo County
crisis line: 781-6400
business phone: 781-6401
email: info@wspslo.com
www. womensshelterslo.org

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intervention. Appointments are Legal Clinic for Self-Represented
preferred. Contact: 489-4026.
Litigants at the San Luis Obispo
County Courthouse Law Library,
1st WED every month at 9:00 am: 1050 Monterey St in SLO, #125.
Community Action Partnership SLO County Bar Assn Family Law
Senior Health Screening at First Section & Women’s Community
United Methodist Church, 275 Center provide one-on-one legal
N Halcyon Rd, Arroyo Grande. advice for persons filing divorces
Free and low-cost services are w/o an attorney, and a document
offered for people 50 and older: preparer to assist in completing
blood pressure, pulse, weight, court-required forms. Min. $40.00
total
cholesterol,
screening donation. Limit: 12 participants.
for anemia, diabetes, and fecal Contact: 544-9313.
blood, nutritional counseling, and
medical referrals. Contact: 481- RISE (formerly Sexual Assault
Recovery
and
Prevention
2692 or 788-0827.
Center of San Luis Obispo Co)
1st WED every month at 12:00 offers: Weekly Drop-In Support
pm: Disabled American Veterans Groups for Sexual Assault
luncheon at Veterans Memorial Survivors; 24 Hour Crisis Line;
Bldg, 313 W. Tunnell St, Santa Advocacy and Accompaniment;
Maria. Contact: 345-0402.
Peer
Counseling;
Individual
Clinical Counseling; Prevention
Every WED 5:30-7:00 pm:
and Education Programs; and
Widowed Support Group at New
Women’s Empowerment and Self
Life Church, 990 James Way, Rm
Defense Workshops. Contact:
14, Pismo Beach. Arrive 10 min
545-8888 or www.sarpcenter.org.
early for 1st meeting. Offered by
Hospice of SLO Co. Contact: 544- Every SAT 11:00 am-3:00 pm:
2266 or www.hospiceslo.org.
ADOPT A PET at Petco, 2051
Theater Dr, in Paso Robles. Cats
Every TUE at 7:00 pm: Al-Anon
are available for adoption through
Family Support Group at Luis
NCHS. Dogs are available through
OASIS Senior Center, 420 Soares
Short n’ Sweet Dog Rescue.
Ave, Orcutt. Contact: 937-9750.
Contact: 466-5403.
3rd WED every month at 7:00 pm:
Every MON 2:00-4:00 pm & WED
How to Survive Divorce seminar
3:00-5:00 pm: Jacks’ Adaptive Toy
at the San Luis Obispo Women’s
Lending Library-Jack’s Helping
Community Center, 1124 Nipomo
Hand at Central Coast Gymnastics,
St, #D in SLO. Practical tips,
21 Zaca Lane, #100, San Luis
pointers, and suggestions for
Obispo. Traditional and adaptive
handling family law issues. $10.00
toys for children with all types of
donation requested for handout
disabilities to check out. In-home
materials and book. Contact: 544appointments available. Cost:
9313 to register.
Free! Contact: 547-1914 or www.
4th TUE every month at 5:30 pm: jackshelpinghand.org.

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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.

organizations. Contact: 788-3406.

Every WED 11:00 am-12:00 pm:
Growing With Baby, an infant
feeding office for breastfeeding
mothers and their babies (010 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.
Every FRI at 7:00 pm: Senior Dads are always welcome! Call to
Ballroom Dancing at Madonna reserve a spot. Contact: 543-6988.
Inn. If you are a senior (single
or attached) and like ballroom Morro Bay Museum of Natural
dancing, this is the place! Look History offers Adventures With
left of the bandstand for sign: Nature & Mind Walks. Find the
Senior Dancers. Dance, chat and schedule at: www.ccnha.org/
listen to good music. No fees; no naturewalks.html.
dues; just fun! Contact: 489-5481
Central Coast Commission for
or dg17@juno.com.
Senior Citizens offers many free
Literacy Council for San Luis services: Senior Connection Obispo County has an ongoing connecting callers with local
HICAP
(Health
and urgent need for volunteer resources;
Counseling
and
tutors and offers free training in Insurance
Advocacy
Program)
one
on
SLO. Contact: 541-4219 or www.
one assistance for Medicare
sloliteracy.org.
beneficiaries, advise and referrals
1st THU every month at 6:15 pm: for long term care options, and
Commission on the Status of help with billing / appeals; Vial of
Women meets at Coast National Life magnetized containers with
Bank, 500 Marsh St, San Luis medical information; a Senior
Obispo. This official advisory Resource Directory for SLO and
group to the SLO County Board SB counties, and much more.
of Supervisors identifies issues Contact: 925-9554 or www.
of concern to women that centralcoastseniors.org.
are not currently the focus of
other advocacy or advisory Hospice of San Luis Obispo

A one-of-a-kind r esour ce

Wellness and support services provide a bridge between standard
medical care and a full range of healing therapies
Our integrative approach offers a foundation for care that includes
programs designed to strengthen the body, educate the mind,
and alleviate the stress that often comes with a cancer diagnosis

Dan
Zadra

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 offers free
counseling, community education
and volunteer support to those
grieving a death or dealing with
potential
end-of-life
issues.
Offices in San Luis Obispo and
Paso Robles. Contact: 544-2266.

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

( 805 ) 542-6234
November 2014

Always know in your heart
that you are far bigger
than anything that
can happen
to you.

Volunteer at San Luis Obispo
Museum of Art! Stop by at 1010
Broad St (Mission Plaza) or email
volunteer@sloma.org.

in San Luis Obispo County for those living with cancer and their families

Central Coast Family

Daughter of
Guy & Janet Crabb

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 monthly
at Wilshire Community Services,
285 South St, Ste J, SLO. Contact:
547-7025 x 17.

Hearst Cancer Resource Center (HCRC)

1941 Johnson Ave
Ste 201A, San Luis Obispo

Healing
prayers
for
Katie

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.
centralcoastastronomy.org.
Contact: aurora@centralcoast
astronomy.org.
San Luis Coastal Adult School’s
Parent Participation Program
offers Core Parenting and
Enrichment classes in SLO,
Morro Bay, and Los Osos. Bring
your child to a parent and child
activity class, or find support and
education just for parents. Cost:
$74 for 10 wks. Contact: 549-1222
or http://parentparticipation.org.

Listen
Speak Up!
Keep a Child Safe
from Sexual Abuse

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

Alternative Education
on the
Central Coast

Central Coast families are fortunate to have a wide variety of quality
choices for their children’s education. Following are some options for
those seeking secular alternative education. For more information on
independent and religious schools, go to: http://www.cde.ca.gov/re/
sd or http://private-schools.findthebest.com/directory/a/California.
Parent Participation. Core classes to
enhance parenting skills, meet other
families, and allow children time to
play with others of the same age.
Enrichment classes are offered, such
as Spanish, Cooking and Gardening,
and a Cooperative Preschool at CL
Smith. Register through San Luis
Coastal Adult School. Contact: 5491222, ppp.slcusd.org/Home.html.
Charter Schools
CAVA – California Virtual Academies.
and K¹² give kids the chance to learn
at the pace and in ways that are right
for them. Online schooling aligned
with California state standards.
Teacher support as needed,
meetings and work samples required
quarterly. Contact: (866) 339-6790,
www.caliva.org or www.k12.com.
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,
www.familypartnershipschool.com
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
www.orcuttacademycharter.net.

Central Coast Family

Summit Academy charter school
serves K-12 grades, and provides
personalized home-based learning
that fosters investigation, skill
development and creativity, and
lifelong curiosity. Contact: (818) 4509810 or www.summitacademyca.org.
Nature Based Schools

Public Schools
Coyote Road Regional School.
Natural Science and Outdoor Cambria Montessori Learning Center.
Education. Contact: 466-4550, www. Tuition-free public school in Morro
coyoteroadschool.com.
Bay for grades K-6th through the
Family Partnership Charter School.
Independent Schools
Contact: 927-2337 or 541-2412.
The Laureate School. Project-based, Application forms are available at
differentiated learning to develop familypartnershipschool.com.
critical thinking, with arts, technology,
foreign language, and character Santa Maria Joint Union Home School.
development programs. Interactive Accredited high school program at
learning in a small-class environment Santa Maria Public Library. Interactive
that addresses students’ unique student-parent-teacher partnership
needs. 880 Laureate Lane in San Luis providing educational resources, a
Obispo. Contact: 544-2141, www. mentor teacher, and eligibilty for
sports, clubs, and activities. Students
laureateschool.org.
may qualify to enroll in community
Clarity Steiner School.
Waldorf college as well as secondary classes.
education for first and second Contact: 937-2051 X2761 or X2762.
graders. Class meets four days per
week in Nipomo. Contact: 929-6878. Templeton Independent Study
High School. WASC accredited.
Santa Lucia School. Independent Weekly meeting with teacher.
school on 5 acres in Templeton. Opportunity for early graduation
Peace education for over 25 years. and concurrent Cuesta College

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

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. West Mall Alternative School.
Independent Study Home School
sloclassicalacademy.com.
in Atascadero. Contact: 462-4238,
Sage Creek Sudbury. Modeled after www.edline.net/pages/West_Mall_
Sudbury Valley School. Opening in Alternative.
the Fall of 2010. Contact: 489-3820,
Paso Robles Joint Unified School
www.sagecreeksudbury.org.
District
Home
School
and
Children’s
House
Montessori Independent Study Program serves
School in Atascadero strives to help kindergarten through 8th grade.
each child reach his/her greatest Students and parents work onepotential, by embracing learning on-one with credentialed teachers,
and appreciating and respecting the receive lesson plans, textbooks, and
world. Contact: 466-5068, www. teachers’ editions for every subject.
Academic
classes,
enrichment
childrenshouse.cc.
activities, and field trips are also
Montessori Children’s School in San offered. Contact: 769-1675.
Luis Obispo seeks to inspire a passion
for excellence, to nurture curiosity, Homeschool Organizations
creativity and imagination, and to
awaken the human spirit of every California Homeschool Network is
child. Ages 3-12. Contact: 544-6691, a statewide grassroots organization
dedicated to protecting the right of
http://montessoriofslo.com.
parents to educate their children.
Central Coast Montessori School in Their website provides information
Morro Bay offers a rich, individualized about current state and federal
academic environment to promote legislation affecting homeschooling
independence and optimum scholastic families, and how to get started.
achievement. Contact: 772-9317, Contact: 800 327-5339, http://
californiahomeschool.net.
www.centralcoastmontessori.com.

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. Heritage Montessori Preschool
slowanders.com.
in San Luis Obispo provides an
enriching and loving environment in
Outside Now. Summer, after-school,
a beautiful country setting. Waldorf
and private nature-based education
in SLO County. Contact: 541-9900, and Montessori based for ages 2.5-5
years. Contact: 235-5589.
www.outsidenow.org.

enrollment. Sites in Templeton and
SLO at Los Ranchos Elementary
School. Contact 434-5833. http://
tae.tusd.ca.schoolloop.com/tishs.

Homeschoolers of the Central
Coast. An inclusive Yahoo! group
for homeschoolers meeting on a
regular basis for interaction and
scheduled field trips: http://groups.
yahoo.com/group/Homeschoolers_
of_the_Central_Coast.
Santa Maria Inclusive Learners.
A Yahoo! group offering free
homeschool enrichment and support
in the Santa Maria Valley: http://
groups.yahoo.com/group/santa_
maria_inclusive_learners.
Templeton Unified School District
K-8 Home Schooling program:
434-5840 or http://tae.tusd.ca.
schoolloop.com.
Homeschooling Links
www.hsc.org
www.californiahomeschool.net
www.homeschool.com
www.hslda.org
www.ldonline.org/indepth/home
schooling
Note: This feature is published as space
allows and is a work in progress. Please
submit updates, corrections, or additional
resources to: ccfamilyed@gmail.com.

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Poinsettias Wreaths & Christmas Trees
Proceeds Support MBHS & LOMS Band & Choir Programs!
Pickup Times: Trees & Wreaths: FRI December 5th 3:00-6:00 pm

SAT December 6th 8:00-11:00 am

Poinsettias: TUE December 2nd 12:00-2:00 pm

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November 10
Late Orders
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Fresh Christmas Trees
Very full and on the tall side!

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Checks payable to:
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Noble Fir
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