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Child Development
starting the toilet-teaching process —
when traveling, around the birth of a
sibling, changing from the crib to the
bed, moving to a new house, or when
your child is sick (especially if diarrhea is
a factor). It may be better to postpone
it until your child’s environment is
stable and secure. Also, some experts
may recommend starting the process
during summer because kids wear less
clothing, but it is not a good idea to
wait if your child is ready.
Of course, teaching a toddler to use
a potty isn’t an overnight experience.
The process often takes between 3
and 6 months, although it may take
Many parents are unsure about when • follow simple instructions
more or less time for some children.
to start toilet teaching or “potty • understand words about the
Although some little ones can learn
training.” Not all kids are ready at the
toileting process
to both make it through the night
same age, so it’s important to watch • control the muscles responsible for without wetting or soiling themselves
your child for signs of readiness,
(or the bed) and use the potty around
elimination
such as stopping an activity for a few
the same time, it may take additional
seconds or clutching his or her diaper. • express a need to go verbally
months to even years to master
staying dry at night.
Most children begin to show these • keep a diaper dry for 2 hours or
more
signs between 18 and 24 months,
The two basic potty options are:
although some may be ready earlier • get to the potty, sit on it, and then
1. a standalone, toddler-size potty chair
get off the potty
or later than that. And boys often start
with a bowl that can be emptied into
later and take longer to learn to use • pull down diapers, disposable
the toilet
training pants, or underpants
the potty than girls.
2. a toddler-size seat that can be placed
Instead of using age as a readiness • show an interest in using the potty
on top of your toilet seat that will let
or wearing underpants
indicator, look for other signs that your
your child feel more secure and not
child may be ready to start heading for There are some stressful or difficult
fear falling in
the potty, such as the ability to:
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consider getting a stepping stool so
that your child can reach the seat
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It’s common for a previously toilettaught child to have some trouble
using the potty during times of stress.
For example, a 2- or 3-year-old dealing
with a new sibling may regress (return
to a previous level of development).
But if your child was previously potty
trained and is having problems, talk
with your doctor just to be on the
safe side and to rule out things like an
infection.
If your child is 3 years or older and
is not yet potty trained, talk to the
doctor, who can help determine the
problem and offer advice to make the
process easier.
Even before your child is ready to try
the potty, you can prepare your little
one by teaching about the process:
• Use words to express the act of
using the toilet (“pee,” “poop,” and
“potty”).
• Ask your child to let you know when
a diaper is wet or soiled.
• Identify behaviors (“Are you going
poop?”) so that your child can learn
to recognize peeing and pooping.
• Get a potty chair your child can
practice sitting on. At first, your child
can sit on it clothed. Then, he or she
can sit on the chair with a diaper.
And when ready, your child can go
bare-bottomed.
If you’ve decided that your child is
ready to start learning how to use the
potty, these tips may help:
• Set aside some time to devote to the
potty-training process.
• Don’t make your child sit on the
toilet against his or her will.
• Show your child how you sit on
the toilet and explain what you’re
doing (because your child learns by
watching you). You can also have
your child sit on the potty seat and
watch while you — or one of his or
her siblings — use the toilet.
• Establish a routine. For example, you
may want to begin toilet teaching by
having your child sit on the potty
after waking with a dry diaper, or
45 minutes to an hour after drinking
lots of fluid. You may be able to catch
your child peeing. Only put your
child on the potty for a few minutes
a couple of times a day, and let your
child get up if he or she wants to.
• Try catching your child in the act of
pooping. Children often give clear
cues that they need to use the
bathroom — their faces turn red,
and they may grunt or squat. And
many kids are regular as to the time
of day they tend to have a bowel
movement.
• Have your child sit on the potty
within 15 to 30 minutes after meals
to take advantage of the body’s
natural tendency to have a bowel
movement after eating (this is called
the gastro-colic reflex).

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Child Development
• Remove a bowel movement (poop)
from your child’s diaper, put it in the
toilet, and tell your child that poop
goes in the potty.
• Make sure your child’s wardrobe is
adaptable to potty training. In other
words, avoid overalls and shirts that
snap in the crotch. Simple clothes are
a must at this stage and kids need to
be able to undress themselves.
• Some parents let their child have
some time during the day without a
diaper. If he or she urinates without
wearing a diaper, your child may be
more likely to feel what’s happening
and express discomfort. (But if you
opt to keep your child’s bottom bare
for a little while, you’ll need to keep
the potty close by, protect your rugs
and carpet, and be willing to clean
up.)
• When your son is ready to start
peeing standing up, have “target
practice.” Show him how to stand
so he can aim into the toilet. Some
parents use things like cereal pieces
as a bull’s-eye to aim at.
• Offer your child small rewards,
such as stickers or time reading
with Mommy, every time your child
goes in the potty. Keep a chart to

track successes. Once your little one
appears to be mastering the use of
the toilet, let him or her pick out bigkid underpants to wear.
• Make sure all of your child’s
caregivers follow the same routine
and use the same names for body
parts and bathroom acts. Let them
know how you’re handling the issue
and ask that they use the same
approaches so your child won’t
become confused.
Above all, be sure to praise all
attempts to use the toilet, even if
nothing happens. And remember that
accidents will happen. It’s important
not to punish potty-training children or
show disappointment when they wet
or soil themselves or the bed. Instead,
tell your child that it was an accident
and offer your support. Reassure your
child that he or she is well on the way
to using the potty like a big kid.
If you’re torn about when to start the
toilet-teaching process altogether, let
your child be your guide. Don’t feel
pressured by others (your parents,
in-laws, friends, siblings, coworkers,
etc.) to begin. Many parents of past
generations started potty training
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Library Voice

GRADUATION

by Kristen Barnhart

I have always been a reader. No
surprise there! But all the books
that I’ve read could not truly
prepare me for the roller coaster
ride of motherhood. I know,
men are filled with their awe
of fatherhood, but I only know
what I used my “E Tickets” for.
The sheer daunting physicality
of being taken over by someone
inside you, their right from that
first moment to be nurtured and
defended, and the way inner
strengths surface, still catches me
unaware.
Six years ago, my daughter
graduated from high school. She
stood in front of her senior class
and sang. Her voice was strong
as it fell over a standing-roomonly hushed stadium, and her gift
pure. “I’d give you the moon, but
you’d never know the warmth of
the sunshine.” My daughter and
her friend offered their wishes to
the friends they had known since
birth or at least since high school.
The wish was for them to try for
arms that open wide and wings
to fly. They sang the wish each
parent feels for their newborn
and all the way to this rite of
passage known as graduation.

like a butterfly beneath my heart
takes my breath away again and
again. My butterfly then flew off
to college, taking that piece of my
heart she’s been walking around
with. I checked out books on
empty nests, I even read some of
them, but this nest in my heart is
too full to ever really empty.
My daughter is now graduated
from college, From College!
Thousands of people gathered in
front of CSUN’s library to watch
their child graduate, and the
diversity was such a fabulous hit
of culture shock that I felt we were
at a United Nations celebration.
All the languages came together
in the same loud proud cheers as
their child’s name was read and
the smiling teary faces needed
no translation as eyes met and
parental nods were exchanged.
It was also rather surreal, because
the Oviatt Library is used in so
many TV shows and movies that
I kept waiting for an action shot
from the roof with helicopters, or
StarFleet hovercrafts to zoom by,
or LAPD SWAT units to storm the
stairway crashing through the live
jazz band!

Books didn’t prepare me for this
moment of love so deep and pride
like fireworks. Books couldn’t
prepare me for childbirth either,
so I don’t know how love still
sneaks up on me and knocks me
off my feet. The physical, cellular
memory of that first quickening

So beautiful, self-assured, and
proud, my daughter hummed
with anticipation for her adult life
to really begin. And what to wear
into this new adulthood! I’ve
always said that my girl rebelled
by being very stylish and it will
be fun watching her navigate
her next collection of looks. She

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doesn’t know what her next leap
of faith will be, but she’s applying
for jobs like crazy and I know
she’ll find something that will link
her education, compassion, and
talents perfectly into a career
she may have to invent herself. I
missed my parents deeply as she
walked across the podium and
from wherever they are, I felt
them cuddle-up and sigh as they
read the top of her mortarboard
“Thanks Grandpa!”

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My favorite quote about raising
a child is: “The days are long, but
the years are short.” Don’t miss
a moment in these endless days
because, in a blink of an eye, you
will be graced with an adult who
will amaze you.
Your children may not be totally
done with school, but they will
be out for summer vacation and
that means the Library Summer
Reading Program! Every Hero
has a Story, so bring your
children down to a local branch
to celebrate their superpower
through reading, crafts, and
programs.
Check out www.

Kristen Barnhart has been telling stories,
recommending books, and stamping little
hands for over 36 years throughout SLO
County. She is currently a Youth Services
Librarian at the San Luis Obispo (TUE 10:30
am Storytime) and Atascadero (MON 10:30
am Storytime) Libraries. Kristen can be
reached at (805) 781-5775 or kbarnhart@
slolibrary.org.

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

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Education

Waldorf Education

by David Mitchell

For the Waldorf student, music,
dance, and theater, writing,
literature, legends and myths
are not simply subjects to be
read about, ingested and tested.
They are experienced. Through
these
experiences,
Waldorf
students cultivate a lifelong
love of learning as well as the
intellectual, emotional, physical
and spiritual capacities to be
individuals certain of their paths
and to be of service to the world.

students as individuals. They are
interested in the questions:
• How do we establish within
each child his or her own high
level of academic excellence?

Another first impression may be
the enthusiasm and commitment
of the teachers you meet. These
teachers are interested in the

• How do we call forth enthusiasm
for learning and work, a healthy
self-awareness, interest and
concern for fellow human beings,
The Waldorf curriculum is
and respect for the world?
broad
and
comprehensive,
• How can we help pupils find structured to respond to the
three developmental phases
meaning in their lives?
of childhood: from birth to
“When children relate what they approximately 6 or 7 years, from
learn to their own experience, 7 to 14 years and from 14 to 18
they are interested and alive, years. Rudolf Steiner stressed
and what they learn becomes to teachers that the best way
their own. Waldorf schools are to provide meaningful support
designed to foster this kind of for the child is to comprehend
learning.” Henry Barnes, longtime these phases fully and to bring
Waldorf teacher and Chairman of “age appropriate” content to the
children that nourishes healthy
the Board of AWSNA
growth.
Teachers in Waldorf schools are
dedicated to generating an inner Waldorf Education:
enthusiasm for learning within
• Is based on a profound
every child. They achieve this in a
understanding of human
variety of ways. Even seemingly
development
dry and academic subjects are
presented in a pictorial and • Provides a detailed, richly
dynamic manner. This eliminates
artistic curriculum that
the need for competitive testing,
responds to and enhances the
academic
placement,
and
child’s developmental phases,
behavioristic rewards to motivate
from early childhood through
learning. It allows motivation
high school
to arise from within and helps
engender the capacity for joyful • Cultivates social and emotional
lifelong learning.
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Developed by the Austrian
philosopher and teacher Rudolf
Steiner in 1919, Waldorf Education
is based on an understanding
of human development that
addresses the needs of the
growing child. Waldorf teachers
strive to transform education into
an art that educates the whole
child—the heart and the hands,
as well as the head.
When you enter a Waldorf school,
the first thing you may notice is
the care given to the building. The
walls are usually painted in lively
colors and adorned with student
artwork. Evidence of student
activity is everywhere to be found
and every desk holds a uniquely
created main lesson book.

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• Connects children to nature
• Ignites passion for lifelong
learning
Waldorf Education has grown
from its humble beginnings in
North America to include more
than 160 member schools across
the continent and 14 teacher
preparation institutes, 1 school
entirely adapted for children
with special needs, 1 school
adopted by Native Americans,
and 8 schools with educational
programs designed in partnership
with farms practicing organic
or biodynamic agriculture. For
more information about Waldorf
education, visit AWSNA website
www.whywaldorfworks.org.
David Mitchell was a Waldorf teacher for 36
years, adjunct professor at Antioch College,
chair of publications for the Association of
Waldorf Schools in North America (AWSNA),
and co-director of the Research Institute for
Waldorf Education. Reprinted with permission
from AWSNA publication, Windows into
Waldorf: An Introduction to Waldorf
Education.
Photography by Wishing Well School.

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Fun & Games

Jack’s Jokes
Time flies like an arrow. Fruit flies like a banana!
What did the buffalo say to his kid?
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Money
Make timely
adjustments
to your 529 plan

by Molly Peoples

If you have school-age children,
you might greet the arrival
of June with some relief. For
at least a few months, you
don’t have to worry about
“encouraging” kids to do their
homework, study for tests,
give you their permission slips
for field trips, and so on.

Up until this year, you were
only allowed to change the
investments in your 529 plan
once a year.
This caused
concern among some investors,
who wanted the freedom to
change their 529 investments
in response to movements in
the financial markets.

But one day, these obligations
will give way to a substantially
bigger one — paying for
college.
If you’ve already
begun preparing for that day
with a tax-advantaged collegesavings vehicle, such as a 529
plan, you’re taking a positive
step, because higher education
is expensive.
But it’s not
enough to just set up your 529
plan. You may also need to
adjust it over time.

But late in 2014, President
Obama
signed
into
law
the Achieving a Better Life
Experience (ABLE) act, the key
purpose of which was to create
tax-exempt accounts allowing
people to save for various
disability - related expenses.
One provision of the ABLE act
also allows 529 plan investors
to change their investments
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designed to accommodate
frequent “tweaking.”

react to short-term market
fluctuations by making radical
changes to your investment
mix.

As is true with any investment
account, such as your IRA and
401(k), you don’t want to over-

Molly Peoples is a financial advisor at Edward
Jones in San Luis Obispo. She can be reached
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Local History

North SLO County
by Guy Crabb

It is summer and time to go
exploring strange and mysterious
places. Sure, you could go to
India or China, but why spend a
whole bunch of money when you
can visit some strange places in
our own county? I am going to
tell you about some places to take
family and visitors alike.

There are benches and friendly
people enjoying themselves, so
plan to spend several hours at the
zoo and the park.

While you are at the zoo, you can
eat lunch at Atascadero Park.
This park has tons of grass where
the kids can run around like wild
monkeys. Huge trees provide a lot
of shade if you want to throw out
a blanket and lay under the trees.

Since you are in Atascadero, you
should park near that big building
with the round top and some
fountains. This is Atascadero City
Hall or some people call it the
Administrative Building. It was
originally completed in 1918 and
was the jewel of the town. This
building recently reopened after
being closed for several years due
to earthquake damage in 2003.
My wife and I enjoy exploring, and
we had never been inside city hall.
So, we decided to boldly walk in
the front doors of this incredible
building. They have all kinds of
artifacts in display windows that
show the people and history of
Atascadero. As we were looking
at the displays, people working
in the building seemed to be
very friendly. A man came in and
immediately offered to take us
on a tour of the building, but we
made plans to go back at another
time. The inside of the building
is magnificent. I’ve been in some
state capitals that weren’t this
nice. You really need to make
some time to visit. The park
called Sunken Gardens in front
of the building always seems to
have people sitting on the grass

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First, I insist that you pack up
the kids and go directly to the
Atascadero zoo, officially known
as Charles Paddock Zoo. The zoo
was named after Charles “Chuck”
Paddock, a park ranger who begin
taking in wounded animals and
nursing them back to health. In
1963, the animals he cared for
were brought to the current
location, and in 1979 the zoo was
renamed Charles Paddock Zoo.
The Zoo has had a recent facelift
and it is full of great animals that
kids love to look at. You can
explore while walking around
the 5-acre property and sitting
on benches as the kids enjoy
checking out the spider monkeys
or the tiger.

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enjoying the day.

the tracks and tunnels that train
passengers get to experience as
There are many more things you they travel into the town of San
will find in Atascadero, but on your Luis Obispo.
way back toward San Luis Obispo,
there is an incredible sight in the The next place you should visit is
hills just before you get to the the San Luis Obispo train station.
Santa Margarita exit on the west You can park your car and don’t
side of Highway 101. If you’re need to fill up a parking meter.
driving, tell your passengers First, walk into the station and sit
to look out to discover this down for a few minutes to check
mysterious wonder by watching out the inside of the station.
pastures in the hills along the Watch people come in and buy
freeway. If you are lucky, you tickets to faraway destinations.
will notice the most incredible After you hang around for a few
longhorn steers that you have minutes, walk out of the doors
ever seen. Some of these steers that face the tracks. If you are
have horns that stick out more really lucky a train will pull into
than four feet on each side or the station.
9 feet across counting their big
heads. I guess you need to have I just came up with the next
a big head to hold horns that are incredible thing you can do, since
so big. I’m not sure who owns I’m talking about train rides. This
them or how long they have been is something that I haven’t done,
there, but they are absolutely but now I will make a commitment
to go on this adventure this
magnificent.
summer. Get a friend to drive
As you continue your journey you up to Paso Robles and go to
south, you will go over the Cuesta the train station at 8th and Pine
Grade or what most locals call Streets and buy a ticket to San Luis
“The Grade.” Be careful, because Obispo. I think they have a train
some people tailgate other that comes through around 3:00
drivers and can make the drive pm. Once you get on board the
dangerous. California Highway train, you get to experience the
Patrol could spend the whole day train tunnels and the horseshoe
on the grade giving out speeding curve as you come into the San
and tailgating tickets. I always Luis Obispo station. Let’s do
wonder why these tailgaters risk something cool this summer and
their lives and the lives of others take a short but memorable train
to get to their destination just a trip. Summer is here and it is time
few minutes sooner. At one time for strange and mysterious family
in history, the speed limit was 15 fun!
miles an hour on the grade. As
you get to the top, your lookout
Crabb teaches at Charles E. Teach
passenger(s) can tell you just how Guy
Elementary School in San Luis Obispo. He
beautiful the valley is with the graduated from Cal Poly SLO and has been
rolling hills and giant oak trees teaching for over 30 years. Guy was a Teacher
of the Year in 2006 and currently teaches at
that surround the valley. They a National Blue Ribbon School. Reach him at
can also look to the right and see crabbx5@charter.net.

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Monterey Street is getting a makeover.
Buildings are being renovated and the
parking lots are being dug up.
Buy your copy of Monterey/Marsh Sts
100 Year Book. Remember the past, as
the future is right around the corner.

Enjoy Your Memories!
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anyone could give another person.
He believed in me.”
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Education

Jonathon Swift brought us the
word yahoo with the publication
of Gulliver’s Travels in 1726. Yahoo
referred to a race of backward,
brutish people with hair on the
backs of their hands. Yahoo’s
subsequent
metamorphosis

type of shellfish. Though nobody’s
certain, many etymologists believe
this has to do with a combination
of two things: 1) the barnacle
goose was never seen raising its
young by Europeans, as it indulged
in this process in the European-free
Arctic, thus causing those curious
Europeans to come up with unlikely
folktales, and 2) the barnacle of the
shellfish variety catches its food
with feathery, downy tendrils. So
appears to be a bit of a mystery.
obviously, those funny-looking
shellfish HAD to be the eggs of the
Richard Brinsley Sheridan coined
barnacle goose!
the term malaprop in his play, The
Rivals (1775). One of his characters
While we’re considering our friend,
was inclined to abuse her
the goose, here are some other
metaphors, coming up with such
goosely language thoughts:
gems as, “He’s the very pineapple
of success!” Her name was, of
1540s – goose begins to mean a
course, Mrs. Malaprop.
simpleton or foolish person
1845 – the idiom, to cook one’s
Oddly enough, James Joyce
goose is born
brought us the word quark in
1866 – goose egg comes to mean
Finnegan’s Wake back in 1939.
the number zero
Joyce gave it no particular meaning,
1880s – goose picks up another
beyond the possible meaning of
idiomatic meaning, a jab in the
cheer, in the line “…three quarks
derriere
for Muster Mark,” but the sound
of the word appealed to physicist
The term gander appears to have
and linguist Murray Gell-Mann,
originated with the Lithuanian
who applied quark to fractionally
word, gandras, or stork, which
charged subatomic particles in
morphed to mean single men
1964.
(much like “he’s going stag”). It
was probably the similar initial
Dr. Seuss’s 1950 picture book If I
sound (and possibly a dearth of
Ran the Zoo brought us the word
storks) that led gander to mean
nerd, an odd creature one might
male goose. By 1886, the idiom to
want to put under lock and key.
take a gander was born, based off
Here’s another word that has
the gooselike craning of one’s neck
grown and changed since its birth.
while taking a gander.
The changes don’t appear to have
been tracked carefully. I guess
The Middle-Brow
some of us word nerds must have
been snoozing.
I stumbled upon the sort of quote
that tickles the fancy of a word
Goose
nerd. It comes from a 1912 article
in The Nation.
I wanted to call this post, “What’s
good for the goose is good for the
barnacle.” The title was simply too “[T]here is an alarmingly wide
long for the blog’s title format. chasm, I might almost say a
vacuum, between the high-brow,
Such is life.
who considers reading either as
Any birders out there will know a trade or as a form of intellectual
that there is a bird species that wrestling, and the low-brow, who is
goes by the name barnacle goose. merely seeking for gross thrills. It is
What I find linguistically fascinating to be hoped that culture will soon
about the barnacle goose is that be democratized through some less
its name is redundant. The word conventional system of education,
barnacle first appeared in English in giving rise to a new type that might
the early 1200s, meaning a species be called the middle-brow, who
of wild goose. It wasn’t until the will consider books as a source of
1580s that barnacle applied to a intellectual enjoyment.”

Central Coast Family

CS Perryess
writes

about words
Skin Idioms
As summer approaches, we’re
all bound to see more skin. It’s
time to celebrate the skin we’re
pleased to see or expose, while
simultaneously
distracting
ourselves from the skin we’d rather
not see or expose. The English
language employs a good number
of idioms that include the word
skin. Being a bit of a word nerd,
I can hardly keep from laughing
when simply reading a page in
an idioms dictionary. I hope this
“page” I’ve compiled spreads a bit
of mirth:
be comfortable in one’s own skin
by the skin of the teeth
get under one’s skin
give one some skin
chicken skin
jump out of one’s skin
makes one’s skin crawl
more than one way to skin a cat
no skin off one’s nose
play out of one’s skin
save one’s skin
skin and bones
skin deep
skin someone alive
skinny dip
soaked to the skin
thick-skinned
thin-skinned
won’t pull the skin off a rice
pudding
Thank You, Authors
We have countless authors to
thank for coining some of the more
colorful words in our language.
This week, let’s celebrate a few.

June 2015

The quote sparked not only a good
laugh, but an interest in the origins
of the word brow. It seems the
Old English braew initially meant
blinker or twinkle, and was used to
refer to the eyelid or eyelashes. Its
early relatives can be found in brus
(proto-Germanic), bhrus (Sanskrit),
ophris (Greek), bruvis (Lithuanian),
and the Old Irish word bru.
To refer to what today is called
the eyebrow, the Anglo-Saxons
combined bru with a prefix
meaning over, to create the term
ofer-bru, but somewhere in the
1200s the prefix evaporated and
the prefixless bru or brouw came
to mean eyebrow. It wasn’t until
the 1500s that the word brow came
to be used to refer to the forehead.
The term browbeat showed up in
the late 1500s, though it appears
that 16th century browbeating
had more to do with frowning, or
lowering one’s brows than with
any sort of attack.
The terms low-brow and high-brow
didn’t come about until 1902, a
mere decade before the coinage
of that beautiful term labeling
those of us who consider books “a
source of intellectual enjoyment,”
middle-brow.
My thanks to sources: Barron’s Handbook of
Commonly Used American Idioms, Idiom
Connection, Using English, Etymonline.com,
Mental Floss, Flavorwire, and the OED.

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 at http://csperryess.blogspot.com,
or reach him at csperryess@gmail.com.

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June 2015 Free Ongoing Events
SUNDAY
31
FARMERS MARKET:

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

June is:

Great Outdoors Month
Potty Training Awareness Month
National Adopt-A-Cat Month
National Drive Safe Month
National Fresh Fruit &
Vegetable Month
National Rose Month
National Tennis Month
International Childhood Cancer
Awareness Month

7
FARMERS MARKET:

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

MONDAY

TUESDAY

1
FARMERS MARKET:

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

Birthstone: Pearl

14
FARMERS MARKET:

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

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

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

Flower: Rose

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

Cheese day
FULL MOON

1st US Spacewalk
(by Ed White in 1965)

8
FARMERS MARKET:

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

9
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

race unity day

frank lloyd
wright’s
birthday
(Architect born in 1867)
national
chocolate ice
cream day

2
FARMERS MARKET:

WEDNESDAY
THURSDAY
3
4
FARMERS MARKETS:
FARMERS MARKETS:

10
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

aesop’s
birthday
(Born in 620 BC)

11
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

SATURDAY

5
6
BINGO VETS HALL MB - 1st FRI 5:00pm FARMERS MARKETS:
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

richard
scarry’s
birthday
(Born in 1919)
world
environment day

12
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

magic day

Cheese day

8:00-10:30am SLO Promenade
9:00am-12:30pm Templeton City Park
9:00am-1:00pm Paso Downtown Park
9:00am-1:00pm Shell Bch Dinosaur Caves
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

national
Yo-yo
day

13
FARMERS MARKETS:

8:00-10:30am SLO Promenade
9:00am-12:30pm Templeton City Park
9:00am-1:00pm Paso Downtown Park
9:00am-1:00pm Shell Bch Dinosaur Caves
12:00-2:30pm AG Village Gazebo
2:30-6:00pm Morro Bay 800 Main St
LIBRARY STORYTIME: 11:00 AG

red rose day

aesop’s birthday
(Born in 620 BC)

world
oceans day

FRIDAY

weed your
garden day

iceD
tea
day

15
FARMERS MARKET:

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

16
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

world
juggling day

Anne Frank’s
birthday (Born in 1929)

17
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

18
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

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

20
FARMERS MARKETS:

8:00-10:30am SLO Promenade
9:00am-12:30pm Templeton City Park
9:00am-1:00pm Paso Downtown Park
9:00am-1:00pm Shell Bch Dinosaur Caves
12:00-2:30pm AG Village Gazebo
2:30-6:00pm Morro Bay 800 Main St
LIBRARY STORYTIME: 11:00 AG

juneteenth
(End of slavery in 1865)

eat your
vegetables Day

flag day

19
FARMERS MARKETS:

kite day
power of a
smile day

21
FARMERS MARKET:

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

international
picnic day

NEW MOON

22
FARMERS MARKET:

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

first day
of summer

23
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

24
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

father’s day

25
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

bald eagle day

26
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

27
FARMERS MARKETS:

8:00-10:30am SLO Promenade
9:00am-12:30pm Templeton City Park
9:00am-1:00pm Paso Downtown Park
9:00am-1:00pm Shell Bch Dinosaur Caves
12:00-2:30pm AG Village Gazebo
2:30-6:00pm Morro Bay 800 Main St
LIBRARY STORYTIME: 11:00 AG

Eric Carle’s
birthday
Forgiveness
Day
united nations
public service
day

28
FARMERS MARKET:

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

29
FARMERS MARKET:

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

30
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

toothbrush
invented
(in 1498)

1
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

2
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

3
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

paul
bunyan day

helen keller’s
birthday (Born in 1880)

4
FARMERS MARKETS:

8:00-10:30am SLO Promenade
9:00am-12:30pm Templeton City Park
9:00am-1:00pm Paso Downtown Park
9:00am-1:00pm Shell Bch Dinosaur Caves
12:00-2:30pm AG Village Gazebo
2:30-6:00pm Morro Bay 800 Main St
LIBRARY STORYTIME: 11:00 AG

meteor day

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Family Events
APR 30-JUN 14 (days & times
vary): THE SAGA OF ROARING
GULCH at The Great American
Melodrama, 1863 Front St,
Oceano. This hilarious musical
spoof of Western life is a pistolpackin’ confrontation between
good and evil, performed in a highstyle perfect for fun and laughter!
The Transportation Vaudeville
Revue features song, dance and
comedy numbers about boats,
trains and automobiles. Cost: $1925, discounts for groups, seniors,
students, military, and children.
The in-house snack bar serves
great food and drinks. Contact:
americanmelodrama.com or 4892499.
MAY 15-JUN 14 (days & times
vary): THE MUSIC MAN at San Luis
Obispo Little Theatre, 888 Morro
St. Don’t miss Meredith Willson’s
Tony Award winning musical.
Cost: $15-29. Contact: 786-2440 or
slolittletheatre.org.

Dr, Paso Robles. Students from
Daniel E. Lewis Middle School
will present ways to reduce
household water-use and harvest
rainwater from your rooftop!
Participants may take home free
low-flow shower heads and other
water-saving gadgets. Cost: free.
Contact: 235-5547.
FRI JUN 5 12:00-4:00 pm & SAT
JUN 6 9:00 am-2:00 pm: PEOPLE
HELPING PEOPLE RUMMAGE
SALE at South Bay Community
Center, 2180 Palisades Ave, Los
Osos. Bring the whole family and
find something for everyone!
Proceeds go to Need’s and
Wishes. Cost: free admission.
Contact: 528-7332.

SAT JUN 6 12:00-8:00 pm:
CENTRAL
COAST
OYSTER
FESTIVAL at Avila Beach Golf
Resort, 6464 Ana bay Rd, Avila
Beach. This fun event features
live music, art installations,
plenty of fresh oysters, and
THU MAY 28 at 7:30 pm: WHOSE more. Cost: $22. Contact: http://
LIVE IS IT ANYWAY? at Cal Poly centralcoastoysterfestival.com.
PAC, 1 Grand Ave, San Luis SAT JUN 6 2:00 & 7:00 pm:
Obispo. Stand-up is fun, improv EVENTYR:
IVY’S
MAGICAL
is funnier! Ryan Stiles and his ADVENTURE at Clark Center, 487
band of madcap comic mischief- Fair Oaks Ave, Arroyo Grande.
makers are back with a hilarious Jaw-dropping stunts on aerial silk,
new evening of improv and hammock, rope, lyra, pole and
audience participation. Cost: $23- other cirque-style apparatuses tell
58. Contact: 756-2787 or www. the story of Ivy’s adventures with
pacslo.org.
Jack Frost, the Boogey Man, the

SAT MAY 30 at 3:00 pm: TAIKO
DRUMS at Los Osos Library,
2075 Palisades. Ichimi Daiko
will perform exhilarating taiko
drumming. Cost: free.. Contact:
528-1862.

Sandman, and the Tooth Fairy in
Suspended Motion’s aerial ballet.
Cost: $20-25. Contact: 748-6245 or
http://suspendedmotion.net.

SAT JUN 6 at 5:00 pm: CUESTA
JAZZ FACULTY QUARTET at DANA
Cultural Center, 671 S Oakglen
Ave, Nipomo. Enjoy a fun-filled
evening with live music, a martini
bar, sumptuous catering, and a
silent auction. Cost: $50. Contact:
929-5679 or www.DanaAdobe.
org.

WED JUN 3 1:00 - 3:00 pm:
THERAPY DOGS at Cal Poly Robert
E. Kennedy Library Lawn, 1 Grand
Ave, Bldg. 35, San Luis Obispo.
Therapy Dogs International and
Stressbusters present dogs in the
front of the library to help relieve
stress. Cuddle your stress away! SAT JUN 6 5:30 - 9:30 pm:
Cost: free.. Contact: 756-7544.
INDULGENCE ELEGANT EVENING
THU JUN 4 4:00-6:00 pm: at Avila Community Center, 191
S.T.E.A.M. EXPO at Los Osos San Miguel St, Avila Beach. Enjoy
Middle
School
quad
and live music, hors d’oeuvres, fine
Makerspace, 1555 El Moro, Los wines auctions, and a raffle.
Osos. Students will be showcasing Central Coast Gymnastics Kids
their final projects from the Night Out tickets are 1/2 price with
STEAM (Science, Technology, Indulgence tickets! Cost: $30.
Engineering, Arts & Math) Elective Contact: 549-8408.
program. Cost: free. Contact: 534- MON JUN 8 at 3:00 pm: CAYUCOS
2835.
LIBRARY GRAND OPENING at
THU JUN 4 5:30 - 7:00
pm:
HOUSEHOLD
WATER
CONSERVATION WORKSHOP at
Paso Demo Garden, 600 Nickerson

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Cayucos Branch Library, 310 B St,
Cayucos. The league of Women
Voters tallied the votes and now
the patio furniture is here. Swing

June 2015

Children’s Activities
Summer Calendar
Contact Pastor Jenene

VBS June 22‐26, 6:30—8:30 PM Ages 4—Grades 5
Spaghetti Dinner, Show & Tell, Friday, No Cost
Cooking Camp June 29—July 3 Grades 4 & 5
9:00 AM— 12:00 Noon
Cost $10.00 per student, students cook Friday night
Family Dinner @ Church 6:30pm
Camp Good News, July 6 —10, Lake Lopez
Grades 2—5 Cost: $270.00
Archery Camp, July 20—24
9:00 AM— 12:00 Noon
Cost: $5.00 Grades 1—5
Camp H2O, August 10—14, 9:00 AM—12:00 Noon
Cost: Varies daily

El Morro Church of the Nazarene

1480 Santa Ysabel Ave, Los Osos - 528-0391
by the Cayucos Branch Library and
enjoy snacks on the patio and try
out the new chromebooks. Cost:
free. Contact: 995-3331.

up the beach, estuary, and Bob
Jones Trail. Gloves, buckets, and
grabbers will be provided. After
the cleanup, enjoy free. lunch,
MON
JUN
8
at
5:30 live music, face painting and
pm:
BREASTFEEDING other kids’ activities. Cost: free..
ACCOMODATIONS
IN
THE Contact: 595-7280.
WORKPLACE at MINDBODY, 651 SAT JUN 13 at 10:00 am: SUMMER
Tank Farm Rd, SLO. Genevieve READING PROGRAM KICK OFF at
Colvin
from
BreastfeedLA Los Osos Library, 2075 Palisades
will talk about breastfeeding Ave. It’s that time of year again!
accommodations
in
the Kick off the annual Summer
workplace and review state and Reading Program with a photo
federal laws. Cost: free.. Contact: booth, snacks, sign ups, and
www.centralcoastbreastfeeding. other fun activities. Sponsored by
com.
Friends of Los Osos Library. Cost:
FRI JUN 12–SUN 14 (times vary): CA free.. Contact: 528-1862.
FEDERATION of MINERALOGICAL MON JUN 15 5:00-7:30 pm: BIRD
SOCIETIES SHOW & CONVENTION WALK & PICNIC at Mariposa
at Lodi Grape Festival & Harvest Group Area, El Chorro Regional
Grounds, 413 E Lockeford St, Lodi. Park, 3450 Dairy Creek Rd, SLO.
Cost:$3-6. Contact: www.cfmsinc. Join Kyle and Audrey Weichert
org.
for a bird walk around the park.
FRI JUN 12 5:00-8:00 pm: Afterwards, enjoy a potluck
CONCERTS IN THE PLAZA picnic. Bring your own main dish,
FEATURES LAKES at Mission a side dish to share, a reusable
Plaza, 751 Palm St, San Luis table setting, and a picnic cloth
Obispo. Cost: free.. Contact: 541- if you have one. Assorted soft
drinks will be provided by MCAS.
0286 or downtownslo.com.
Cost: free.. Contact: www.
SAT JUN 13 9:45 am-12:00 pm: morrocoastaudubon.org.
BEACH CLEANUP at Central
Coast Aquarium, 50 San Juan WED JUN 17 at 3:00 pm:
St, Avila Beach. Kick off summer MAKE’N’TAKE at Los Osos Library,
with the whole family cleaning 2075 Palisades. For school-age

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Family Events
San Miguel St. This annual family
event features a 8:00 am pancake
breakfast and 11:30 am doggie
parade. Cost: $5; $2.50 for kids
under 6. Contact: avilabeachcc.
com
SAT 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.
SAT 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.

July 4th Public Fireworks
at Dusk (about 9:00 pm):
• Pismo Beach: at the pier - FREE
• Morro Bay: Tidelands Park - FREE
• Cayucos – at the pier - FREE
• Cambria - Shamel Park - FREE
• Santa Maria Fairgrounds - FREE
• Meridian Winery Vineyards
Entrance fee: Adults: $25, 3-17 yrs:
$20, under 3 yrs: free

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

SAT 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.
children 5 and up. To go with the
Summer Reading Program theme
“Every Hero Has a Story” Super
Hero shields are being made.
Sponsored by Friends of Los Osos
Library. Cost: free. Contact: 5281862.
SAT JUN 20 9:00 am-3:00 pm:
SUPERCHARGED SCIENCE DAY
WORKSHOP at Pacheco School,
261 Cuesta Dr, San Luis Obispo.
For ages 7 - 12. Blast rockets,
invent robots, build lazer mazes,
and learn about astrophysics with
a former engineering instructor
and NASA scientist. No previous
experience required. Register at
superchargedscience.com. Cost:
$69 plus $20 materials fee. Contact:
http://superchargedscience.com.

will plant summertime favorites
like
sunflowers,
tomatoes,
peppers and pumpkins in “Our
Global Family” children’s garden.
Contact: slobg.org/kids.
SAT JUN 27 1:00 - 3:00
pm:
SUSTAINABLE
SEAS
PRESENTATION at SLO Botanical
Garden, 3450 Dairy Creek Rd, SLO.
Learn about underwater forests
with Dr. Rikki Grober-Dunsmore,
Director of the California Marine
Protected Areas (MPAs) Program.
Discover how these unique areas
help restore marine wildlife,
where they are, and how to get
out there and enjoy them. 2:00
pm: free. docent led garden tour.
Cost: $5 members / $10 public.
Contact: slobg.org/mpa.

SAT JUL 4 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
SAT JUN 27 10:00 am-2:00 pm:
Paddock Zoo and a kids movie
KIDS GARDENING DAY at City
at Galaxy Theatre. Cost: free..
Farm, 1221 Calle Joaquin, SLO. Get
Contact: atascaderochamber.org.
ready to garden! Bring the whole
family to learn about native plants SAT JUL 4 8:00-11:30 am: FOURTH
with SLO Botanical Garden and OF JULY CELEBRATION at Avila
plant a Three Sisters Garden. We Beach Community Center, 191

SAT JUN 20 at 2:00 pm: FAMILY
MOVIE at Los Osos Library, 2075
Palisades. Enjoy the movie Super
Buddies, rated G. Popcorn and
movie sponsored by Friends
of Los Osos Library. Cost: free.
Contact: 528-1862.

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June 2015

SAND SCULPTURE CONTEST
& FIREWORKS in Downtown
Cayucos, near the Cayucos Pier.
Enjoy a Sand Sculpture Contest for
kids, novices, and professionals, a
parade through downtown, BBQ,
bingo, and fireworks at dusk. Cost:
free.. Contact: cayucoschamber.
SAT JUL 4 11:00 am-3:00 pm: OLD com or 995-1200.
FASHIONED FOURTH OF JULY at SAT JUL 4 5:30-9:00 pm: SANTA
Mitchell Park, 1400 Osos St, SLO. MARIA FIREWORKS at Santa Maria
Family festivities include free. Fairpark, 937 S Thornburg, Santa
carnival games, sweet treats, a Maria. Enjoy a concert starting at
fundraiser BBQ, and bandstand 5:30 pm and the annual fireworks
music all day. Cost: free.. Contact: display at dusk. Cost: free..
781-7300.
Contact: santamariafairpark.com.
SAT JUL 4 10:00-9:30 pm: FOURTH
OF JULY at Tidelands Park, South
End of Embarcadero, Morro Bay.
Recurring Events
Enjoy a day of family fun with live
music, food, a bike parade, kids
& Resources
games, and fireworks. Cost: free..
Contact: morrobay4th.org or 7724467.
3rd SAT every month 3:00-6:00
SAT JUL 4 1:00-3:00 pm: FOURTH pm: Interactive Indonesian Music
OF JULY at Arroyo Grande Village, at Grandma’s Frozen Yogurt, 307
Short & Branch Sts, Arroyo Grande. Morro Bay Blvd, MB. Instruments
Enjoy live music in the bandstand available for all. Play along with
and a good old-fashioned family “Ëru” and Anna! Endang “Ëru”
celebration. Cost: free.. Contact: Rukandi is a master of the regional
473-2250.
music of West Java. Cost: free..
SAT JUL 4 11:00 am-10:00 pm: Contact: 704-9866.
FOURTH OF JULY CELEBRATION 1st & 3rd THU every month 7:00at Downtown City Park, 12th & 8:30 pm: Drop-in Dream Group at
Spring St, Paso Robles. 11:00 am: St. Benedict’s Episcopal Church,
Children’s Parade around the 2220 Snowy Egret Ln, Los Osos.
Park, 12:00-4:00 pm: Fun, games, This is a “drop-in” support
music, food, 5:00-8:30 pm: group to share dreams and the
Concert, 9:15 pm: Fireworks. Cost: relationship between dreams
free.. Contact: 238-4103 or http:// and spiritual path, using Jungian
pasoroblesdowntown.org.
interpretive assumptions and
SAT JUL 4 11:00 am-9:00 pm: language and Robert Johnson’s

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Local Resources
book Inner Work. Cost: free. Every THU-FRI 12:00-5:00 pm &
Contact:
bobpelfrey@charter. SAT 11:00 am-5:00 pm: Exploration
Station Interactive Science Center
net.
welcomes families at 867 Ramona
Every SAT at 12:00 pm: GEO-CACHE Ave, Grover Beach. Cost: $2FAMILY GROUP at Grandma’s 3. Contact: 473-1421 or http://
Frozen Yogurt & Waffle Shop, 307 explorationstation.org.
Morro Bay Blvd, Morro Bay. For
all ages. Meet before exploring 2nd THU of every month 6:00-7:00
hidden treasures. Free frozen pm: Grief Support Group at Central
yogurt for all new members! Cost: Coast Hospice, 253 Granada Dr,
Ste D, San Luis Obispo. This free
free. Contact: 704-9866.
group is for anyone suffering the
3rd WED of every month at 6:30 loss of a loved one who is in need
pm: Prepared & Natural Chidlbirth of support. Contact: 540-6020.
Classes at Twin Cities Community
Hospital, 1220 Las Tablas, 2nd SAT of every month FEBTempleton. This is a 6-series NOV at 9:00 am: Santa Maria
class addressing all matters of Recreation and Parks Dept offers
childbirth in the form of a lecture free docent-led nature walks in
as well as hands-on demos and Los Flores Ranch, 6271 Dominion
practice techniques. Cost: free. Rd, Santa Maria. Contact: 9250951 x 263.
Contact: 434-4654.
2nd MON every month 6:30-8:00
2nd THU of every month at 6:30
pm: Caregiver Support Group
pm: Breastfeeding Basics at Twin
at Cayucos Community Church,
Cities Community Hospital, 1100
Ocean Ave & S 3rd St. free support
Las Tablas Rd, Templeton. In this
for caregivers and family dealing
introduction to breastfeeding
with long-term illness, memory
class you and your family will
loss, dementia, and Alzheimer’s.
learn about the practical aspects
Contact: 458-7484.
of feeding your newborn from
an Internationally Board Certified Every MON 10:00 am-2:00 pm:
Lactation Consultant. Cost: free. Remain Independent Despite
Vision Loss at Santa Maria Terrace,
Contact: 239-4443.
1405 E Main St. New ways of
San Luis Obispo Special Education doing daily tasks are taught by
Local Plan Area (SELPA) and the Braille Institute, such as home
Community Advisory Committee management, traveling, and using
(CAC) offer parent orientation talking library books. Contact:
to special education programs in 462-1225.
SLO County. Contact: 782-7301 or
www.sloselpa.org/pro_dev.htm. 2nd & 4th MON every month
at 6:30 pm: MOPS (Mothers of
Twin Cities Community Hospital Preschoolers) meet at Pacific
Volunteers, a non-profit org Christian Church, 3435 Santa
providing support to patients, Maria Way, Santa Maria. Childcare
doctors, and nurses of the is provided. Contact: 934-3491 or
hospital, seek volunteers to work www.pacificchristian.net.
in the gift shop and Obstetrics
Dept. AM and PM 4 hour shifts are Every TUE 3:00-6:00 pm & FRI
3:00-5:30 pm: Teen Wellness
available. Contact: 434-4524.
Program at Arroyo Grande EOC
Last FRI every month at 6:00 pm: Health Services Clinic, 1152 E Grand
Family Fun at Unity Church, 1165 Ave. Health services, including
Stubblefield St, Orcutt. Contact: reproductive health, in a safe
937-3025.
environment with staff trained

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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to screen, assess, and to provide How to Survive Divorce seminar
intervention. Appointments are at the San Luis Obispo Women’s
Community Center, 1124 Nipomo
preferred. Contact: 489-4026.
St, #D in SLO. Practical tips,
1st WED every month at 9:00 am:
Community Action Partnership pointers, and suggestions for
Senior Health Screening at First handling family law issues. $10.00
United Methodist Church, 275 donation requested for handout
N Halcyon Rd, Arroyo Grande. materials and book. Contact: 544free and low-cost services are 9313 to register.
offered for people 50 and older: 4th TUE every month at 5:30 pm:
blood pressure, pulse, weight, Legal Clinic for Self-Represented
total
cholesterol,
screening Litigants at the San Luis Obispo
for anemia, diabetes, and fecal County Courthouse Law Library,
blood, nutritional counseling, and 1050 Monterey St in SLO, #125.
medical referrals. Contact: 481- SLO County Bar Assn Family Law
2692 or 788-0827.
Section & Women’s Community
1st WED every month at 12:00 Center provide one-on-one legal
pm: Disabled American Veterans advice for persons filing divorces
luncheon at Veterans Memorial w/o an attorney, and a document
Bldg, 313 W. Tunnell St, Santa preparer to assist in completing
court-required forms. Min. $40.00
Maria. Contact: 345-0402.
donation. Limit: 12 participants.
Every WED 5:30-7:00 pm: Contact: 544-9313.
Widowed Support Group at New
Life Church, 990 James Way, Rm RISE (formerly Sexual Assault
14, Pismo Beach. Arrive 10 min Recovery and Prevention Center
early for 1st meeting. Offered by of San Luis Obispo Co) offers:
Hospice of SLO Co. Contact: 544- Weekly Drop-In Support Groups
for Sexual Assault Survivors; 24
2266 or hospiceslo.org.
Hour Crisis Line; Advocacy and
Every TUE at 7:00 pm: Al-Anon Accompaniment; Peer Counseling;
Family Support Group at Luis Individual Counseling; Prevention
OASIS Senior Center, 420 Soares and Education, and Women’s
Ave, Orcutt. Contact: 937-9750.
Empowerment and Self Defense
3rd WED every month at 7:00 pm: Workshops. Contact: 545-8888 or

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Quality
Christian
education
on the
Central Coast
for over
100 years
Small class size . Bible-based curriculum . Community service

Part-time electives available for homeschoolers
Accepting applications now for the 2015/16 school year
Call for more information and schedule a tour

(805) 489-2687

230 Vernon Street in Arroyo Grande

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

Central Coast Family

Women meets at Coast National
Bank, 500 Marsh St, SLO. This
official advisory group to SLO
County Board of Supervisors
identifies issues of concern to
women that are not 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 office for breastfeeding
moms and babies (0-10 mos),
offers a free class on feeding,
crying, and sleep at 1230 Marsh St,
San Luis Obispo. Nurse practioner
and lactation consultant Andrea
Herron answers questions. Dads
welcome! Call to reserve. Contact:
543-6988.

and volunteer support to those
grieving a death or dealing with
potential
end-of-life
issues.
Offices in San Luis Obispo and
Morro Bay Museum of Natural Paso Robles. Contact: 544-2266.
History offers Adventures With Volunteer as a Good Neighbor!
Nature & Mind Walks. Find the Make a difference in the life
schedule at: www.ccnha.org/ of an older or disabled adult.
naturewalks.html.
Once
trained,
volunteers
choose
services
to
contribute
Central Coast Commission for
and
schedule
hours
at their
Senior Citizens offers many free
convenience.
Training
is
monthly
services: Senior Connection at
Wilshire
Community
Services,
connecting callers with local
resources;
HICAP
(Health 285 South St, Ste J, SLO. Contact:
Insurance
Counseling
and 547-7025 x 17.
Advocacy Program) one on one Volunteer at San Luis Obispo
Medicare assistance, advise and Museum of Art! Stop by at 1010
referrals for long term care, and Broad St (Mission Plaza) or email
help with billing / appeals; Vial of volunteer@sloma.org.
Life magnetized containers with
medical information; a Senior San Luis Obispo Senior Center
Resource Directory for SLO and offers health screening, legal
SB counties, and much more. services, meals, exercise, bridge,
Contact: 925-9554 or www. and bingo at 1445 Santa Rosa St.
Contact: 781-7306.
centralcoastseniors.org.
Coast
Astronomical
Hospice of San Luis Obispo Central
Society
sponsors
a Dark Sky
County provides free grief
Star
Party
every
month at
counseling,
group
support,
Santa
Margarita
Lake
KOA
counseling, crisis intervention,
Campground
at
sunset.
CCAS
and wellness education to those
with a life-limiting illness, their sponsors guest speakers and
families, and the bereaved. This public programs. Find events,
non-profit agency offers free weather updates, and resources
counseling, community education at: www.centralcoastastronomy.

June 2015

org.
Contact:
aurora@
centralcoastastronomy.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:
$76 for 10 wks. Contact: 549-1222
or parentparticipation.org.

Feeling hopeless, desperate, or alone?
Concerned for someone you care about?

www.centralcoastfamily.com

Suicide Prevention
Mental Health and
Emotional Support
Free
Confidential
24 hours of every day
A program of Transitions Mental Health Association

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

sports, clubs, and activities. Students
may qualify to enroll in community
college as well as secondary classes.
Contact: 937-2051 x 2761 or x 2762.

Santa Lucia School on 5 acres in
Templeton.
Peace education for
over 25 years. Integrated curriculum
founded on life experiences, indepth study, and active immersion in
the arts for grades 1-8. Attendance
Mon-Thu with homeschool Fridays.
Carpooling encouraged. Contact:
434.2217 or santaluciaschool.org.

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

SLO Classical Academy. Private
school.
Part time or full time
classical education in SLO. Part time
options are Tuesday/ Thursday or
Central Coast families are fortunate to have a wide variety of quality Monday/ Wednesday with a Friday
choices for their children’s education. Following are some options for enrichment day. Contact: 548-8700
those seeking secular alternative education in our region. For more or sloclassicalacademy.com.

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 triviumcharter.org.

offers pre-school, mixed age
kindergarden, and 1st-3rd grades.
The approach (educating the whole
child: head, heart, and hands) is
based on Rudolf Steiner’s Waldorf
model. Contact: 235-4401.

Independent Study Home School
in Atascadero. Contact: 462-4238
or
edline.net/pages/West_Mall_
Alternative.

Alternative Education
on the
Central Coast

information on independent and religious schools, go to: cde.ca.gov/
Wishing Well School in Los Osos West Mall Alternative School.
re/sd or private-schools.findthebest.com/directory/a/California.
Parent Participation. San Luis Coastal
Adult School offers core classes
to enhance parenting skills, meet
other families, and allow children
to play with peers. Also enrichment
classes such as Spanish, Cooking,
and Gardening, and a Cooperative
Preschool at CL Smith. Contact: 5491222 or parentparticipation.org.
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
or caliva.org or 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: 348-3333 or
fpcharter.org.

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 summitacademyca.org.

Children’s
House
Montessori
School in Atascadero strives to help
each child reach his/her greatest
Nature Based Schools
potential, by embracing learning
SLOWanders.
Offering
nature- and appreciating and respecting
based education in SLO County. the world. Contact: 466-5068 or
Programs include wilderness living childrenshouse.cc.
skills, naturalist studies, wildlife
Montessori Children’s School in San
tracking, awareness skills, and ritesLuis Obispo seeks to inspire a passion
of-passage customized for afterfor excellence, to nurture curiosity,
school, home-school, and personal
creativity and imagination, and to
one-on-one mentoring. Weekend
awaken the human spirit of every
workshops for adults. Contact: 215child. Ages 3-12. Contact: 544-6691
0595 or slowanders.com.
or montessoriofslo.com.
Outside Now. Summer, after-school,
Central Coast Montessori School in
and private nature-based education
Morro Bay offers a rich, individualized
in SLO County. Contact: 541-9900 or
academic environment to promote
outsidenow.org.
independence and optimum scholastic
Coyote Road Regional School. achievement. Contact: 772-9317 or
Natural Science and Outdoor centralcoastmontessori.com.
Education. Contact: 466-4550 or Heritage Montessori Preschool
coyoteroadschool.com.
in San Luis Obispo provides an
Independent Schools

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 or sbceoportal.
org/losolivos.

Central Coast International School.
Inquiry-based, small class, International
Baccalaureate (IB) candidate school
serving grades 1-8 in SLO. One tablet
computer per child. Spanish and
Mandarin taught weekly. Strong
math, sciences, music and arts. Caring
community that nurtures learners.
Contact: 858-8054 or ccisslo.com.

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
orcuttacademycharter.net.

The Laureate School. Project-based,
differentiated learning to develop
critical thinking, in arts, technology,
foreign language, and character
development programs.
In San
Luis Obispo. Contact: 544-2141 or
laureateschool.org.

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June 2015

Paso Robles Joint Unified School
District
Home
School
and
Independent Study Program serves
K-8th grade. Students and parents
work one-on-one with teachers,
receive lesson plans, textbooks, and
teachers’ editions for all subjects.
Academic classes, enrichment
activities, and field trips are also
offered. Contact: 769-1675.
Homeschool Organizations
California Homeschool Network is
a statewide grassroots organization
dedicated to protecting the
right of parents to educate their
children.
Their website provides
information about current state
and federal laws, and how to get
started. Contact: (800) 327-5339 or
californiahomeschool.net.

Homeschoolers of the Central
Coast. An inclusive Yahoo! group
meeting on a regular basis for
enriching and loving environment in interaction and field trips: groups.
a beautiful country setting. Waldorf yahoo.com/group/Homeschoolers_of_
and Montessori based for ages 2.5-5 the_Central_Coast.
years. Contact: 235-5589.
Santa Maria Inclusive Learners.
A Yahoo! group offering free
Public Schools
homeschool
enrichment
and
Cambria Montessori Learning Center. support: groups.yahoo.com/group/
Tuition-free public school in Morro santa_maria_inclusive_learners.
Bay for grades K-6th through the
Family Partnership Charter School. Templeton Unified School District
Contact: 927-2337, 541-2412 or K-8 Home Schooling program.
Contact: 434-5840 or tae.tusd.ca.
familypartnershipschool.com.
schoolloop.com.
Santa Maria Joint Union Home School.
Accredited high school program at
Santa Maria Public Library. Interactive Note: This feature is published as space
student-parent-teacher partnerships allows and is a work in progress. Please
provide educational resources, a submit updates, corrections, or additional
mentor teacher, and eligibilty for resources to: ccfamilyed@gmail.com.

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Registration Now Open!
College for Kids

For students entering 5th-9th grade in Fall 2015
Session I: M-Th, June 15-July 1
Session II: M-Th, July 6-22

4th Grade Camp

For students entering 4th grade in Fall 2015
M-Th, July 27-30

Summer Jazz workshop
M-Th, July 6-9

Sciensational Workshops

Four day workshops for students age 6-12
Hover Craft, Design Your Own Vehicle, Egg Drop Car
M-Th, July 27-30 8:30 am-12:15 pm
Electronics Lab M-Th, July 27-30 12:45-4:30 pm

Aquatics & Swim Lessons

Baby & Me – Levels 1-6
1-Week Sessions running May 26-June 11
2-Week Sessions running June 15-August 6

Call 546-3132
or visit www.cuesta.edu/communityprograms
Register online, via phone, fax, or walk-in!
Central Coast Family

June 2015

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Los Osos Valley
Organic Farm
lovorganicfarm.com
mail@lovorganicfarm.com

(805) 242 6789
Gift
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father’s day
special brunch

The Gathering Place Where All Ages Come Together

307 Morro Bay Blvd in Morro Bay
(Corner of Main Street & Morro Bay Blvd)

(805) 704-9866

Find us on FACEBOOK!

SUN -THU 10:00 am - 7:00 pm & FRI - SAT 9:00 am - 10:00 pm
Our Courtyard is Open to the Public with Complementary Non-Electronic
Board Games, Hula Hoops, and Game Groups
SAT 10:00 am - 12:00 pm: Story-Time & Grandma’s Puppet Theatre
SAT at Noon: FAMILY GEO-CACHE Group for Morro Bay exploration!
3rd SAT each month 3:00-6:00 pm: Interactive Indonesian Music.
Instruments available for all. Play along with “Ëru” and Anna!

Enjoy our 1st Year Anniversary!

new “Self-Serve” Yogurt
and loads of New Toppings

Grandma’s Fruit Freeze Drinks
Same great food, staff, and family fun!