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July 2015

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Breastfeeding & Work / Crafts / Financial Independence / Monterey Street / Into The Woods Pg 2

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The Arts
This is partly what excites Director
and Chameleon Co-founder Dana
Shaheen about the production.
“This is Chameleon’s 20th
Anniversary, and one thing we’ve
always believed is that theatre is
a wonderful way for families to
bond. We’ve cast many mothers
and fathers on stage with their
sons and daughters, and seen
many young performers grow
up on stage and eventually go
to work in the entertainment
industry. A musical like ‘Into the
Woods’ that is all about family
seems like the perfect show to
celebrate our 20th year.”
Chameleon Productions will be
staging popular family-friendly
Stephen Sondheim musical “Into
the Woods” with a cast of familiar
fairytale characters, at the Clark
Center July 31 – August 15. This
Tony Award winning show was
a cinematic hit at the box office
starring Meryl Streep.

Like any good fairytale, it has a
moral: Be careful what you wish
for! With humor and heart, the
clever dialogue and inventive
songs make for a show that both
adults and older children can
enjoy together (rated best for
ages 10 and up by Common Sense
Media).
Into the Woods

Cover Photo:

© John Hernandez & Kris Gomes

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July 2015

Theatre lovers Dana and Jenny
Shaheen met on stage and married
in 1993, starting Chameleon
Productions, a local theatre
company based in Arroyo Grande,
two years later. Dana, a California
native, works as a Physician’s
Assistant at Central Coast Urgent
Care by day while Jenny, a Central
Coast native, is a Realtor at Haven
Properties. Although each has a
successful career, their passion
for theatre for the last 20 years
have been providing audiences
with high production value shows
featuring the outstanding local
talent available on the Central
Coast.

Mr. Shaheen certainly knows
about theatrical family bonding
having met his wife and Cofounder Jenny while doing a show.
Their daughter, Madison, was
practically born on stage during
the Chameleon run of “Jesus
Christ Superstar” in 1995. She has
been involved in their shows ever
since and will be attending PCPA
this fall to continue her passion
and love of theatre.

In 2002, Dana and Jenny presented
the first musical ever performed
on the Clark Center stage, which
quickly became their home
venue. In 2007, they built a 26foot motorized turntable for their
production of “Jekyll & Hyde”
that is still available for use at the
Clark Center, in fact, they used it
for last year’s successful run of
“Les Miserables.” Chameleon is
thrilled to be celebrating 20 years
Chameleon is proud of their of theatre on the Central Coast.
years of encouraging young,
talented, local performers. Five Buy tickets ($27-37) for “Into the
Cities resident Leah Anderson, Woods” at www.ClarkCenter.
who was featured in their 2006 org or call 489-9444. Learn more
production of “Evita” is currently about Chameleon Productions’
a lead actress at the world-renown 20th Anniversary celebration at
Oregon Shakespeare Festival. www.chameleon805.com.
North County resident Tabby
Skanes, who appeared with her
mother in the 2004 Chameleon
production of “Sweeney Todd,”
went on to a National Tour of
“Little Women: The Musical” and
is now at the Great American
Melodrama.
San Luis Obispo resident Joe
Ogren, who appeared in several
Chameleon shows throughout
the years, is currently doing a
National Tour of the Tony winning
musical “Memphis” and will
soon be graduating with a BFA
in Theater from Pace University.
The “Where Are They Now” list of
former Chameleon alumni could
make for a popular local human
interest story.

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Family Life
Breastfeeding & Work
by Jennifer Stover

Many women plan to breastfeed
their babies and with all our local
hospitals soon to be designated as
Baby-Friendly (by BFUSA), mothers
have an excellent chance of leaving
the hospital with a good start toward
their goal. In 2014, close to 97% of
women in San Luis Obispo initiated
breastfeeding. Sadly, in California
only 56% were still breastfeeding by
the third month. The whole country
has heard the drumbeat of “breast
is best.” The American Academy of
Pediatrics clearly wants children fed
breastmilk for at least one year; so
where is the disconnect? The reality
is that many women go back to
work, and it can be very challenging
to make breastfeeding work for
mothers outside the home.
World Breastfeeding Week (the
first week of August) will throw a
spotlight on this pervasive problem
with the 2015 theme “Breastfeeding
and Work; Let’s Make It Work.”
Mothers want to be able to work
AND breastfeed. Doctors want this
too. Even the federal government
wants women to nurse. So how
do we help women to achieve this?
First, we need to educate both
women and employers. Women
need to understand they have both
federal and state laws supporting
them. They need to know who to
speak with at their workplace and
how to open a positive dialogue.
Employers need to learn about the
financial benefits from less turn over,
less sick leave, and more productive
workers. In a short amount of time,
businesses can change their culture
and begin to reap the benefits.
MindBody is an example of one local
business that is embracing the cause
of nursing mothers at work. Once
this tech company understood the
value for all concerned, they dove
right in, creating lactation rooms,
drafting personnel protocols, and
training employees on federal and
state laws. For their effort, they
were nominated by Central Coast
Breastfeeding Coalition to win a
state award and were recognized
in Sacramento for their support of
breastfeeding women.

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How did this happen?
Annie
Woo, MindBody Vice President of
Customer Service and new mother,
was preparing to return to work
after her maternity leave. She
researched how improving the
breastfeeding accommodations for
workers could benefit employers.
After collecting input from other
employee/moms, she presented the
potential economic impacts to the
leadership team. The company was
all-in to support lactating employees.
This is why Labor of Love Big Latch
On SLO has chosen to give a big
shout-out to MindBody this year.
Last year, SLO Latch On spotlighted
local breastfeeding authors. The
first year, the high-five went to
French Hospital for achieving BabyFriendly designation. The BLO is
a combination of media stunt (to
raise awareness and to normalize
breastfeeding), community outreach
project, and family fun. In 2014,
over 23,906 women gathered in
826 locations around the world to
simultaneously latch their nurslings
and feed for 1 minute together.
Each year, they hope to break the
world record set the previous year.
This year, the fun will start at 9:30
am on Saturday, August 1st with
the Latch minute at 10:30 am at
Mindbody, 4051 Broad St, SLO.
Participants can connect with other
mothers, ask questions, and advance
the community conversation about
how to support breastfeeding and
working mothers.
In solidarity with our over-the-grade
sisters, the SLO event will connect
via the internet with the BLO at
Atascadero Lake Park. Let’s stand
(or, in this case, sit) together with all
mothers who work in and out of the
home. Breastfeeding and work; we
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Library Voice
Nipomo JUL 30 2:00 pm
Santa Margarita AUG 8 10:30 am
SUPER HERO MASK MAKING

by Kristen Barnhart

San Luis Obispo County Library
Summer Reading Programs are in
full swing! Board books are offered
for the under 2-years-old crowd.
“Lapreaders” and very beginning
readers who finish 20 books can
receive a canvas bag of prizes and
coupons and a book of their choice.
Chapter book readers can earn a bag
of prizes when they finish 10 books.
Teens earn prizes and a chance to win
an iPad mini or a zipline tour! Follow
SLO County Library on Facebook,
check slolibrary.org often, and don’t
miss these wonderful programs.
HENNA ART FOR TEENS
Create beautiful temporary body
tattoos using the ancient art form of
henna. Age 10-17. Pre-register.

San Luis Obispo JUL 24 10:30 am
Arroyo Grande JUL 24 2:00 pm
THEATER FOR KIDS
Kids will create a full play in 45
minutes or less using Karen Garmen’s
unique blend of dance, theater, and
running around like crazy!
Nipomo JUN 25 2:00 pm
Shandon JUL 14 1:30 pm
Los Osos JUL 16 3:00 pm
LIVE WOLVES AT THE LIBRARY
Meet wolves up close and learn
about their survival skills in the
wild and how they change when
domesticated. Age 3 and up.
Los Osos at South Bay Community
Center JUN 25 3:00 pm

Arroyo Grande JUN 26 2:00-3:00 pm

San Miguel JUL 9 3:00 pm

Atascadero JUL 11 10:30 am

San Luis Obispo JUL 22 10:30 am

Morro Bay JUL 18 1:00 pm
BIRD SLEUTHING - 4-H SLO SCIENTIST
Spark inquiry about birding, natural
sciences, and engineering.
Kids
build and keep bird feeders and learn
about habitat and adaptation. Age
5-12. Pre-register.
Cayucos JUL 6 3:00 pm
Cambria JUL 8 11:00 am
Los Osos JUL 9 3:00 pm
San Luis Obispo JUL 11 10:30 am
Morro Bay JUL 11 1:00-2:00 pm
MELISSA GREEN CONCERT
Melissa’s music combines rock
guitar, lush singing, and fun for the
whole family. For all ages.
San Luis Obispo JUL 15 10:30 am
Arroyo Grande JUL 15 2:00 pm
Atascadero JUL 16 11:00 am
Morro Bay JUL 16 1:00 pm
STORYTELLER JOHN WEAVER
Join Bay Area storyteller John
Weaver as he tells tales in English
and Spanish guaranteed to make
children laugh and adults hang on his
every word. Age 3 and up.

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SEABIRD OLYMPICS

STORYTELLER NINA RYNE
Nina Ryne weaves folktales and
music into a program children will
savor. Age 3 and up.

Create your own super hero mask Shandon JUL 7 1:30 pm
with loads of flair. We provide the
BLUES FOR KIDS
craft stuff, you bring the imagination.
Age 3-10.
This hands-on history of Blues music,
includes live blues music and a chance
Oceano JUL 23 3:00 pm
for kids to try out instruments.
Creston AUG 4 2:00 pm
Atascadero JUL 30 11:00 am
DUCT TAPE CRAFTS
TORTOISE AND TURTLE SHOW
Make amazing things out of duct
Triple T Turtle Farm introduces kids
tape. We provide duct tape, you
to live rare turtles and tortoises from
bring the imagination. Age 10-17.
around the world. Age 3 and up.
Pre-register.
Oceano JUL 16 3:00 pm
Creston JUL 14 2:00 pm
Arroyo Grande JUL 22 2:00 pm
San Miguel JUL 16 3:00 pm
FUSED GLASS ART
FIRE FIGHTERS
Create unique works of art by
Meet REAL heroes, check out the combining pieces of glass and fusing
truck and gear, and hear tales about them in a kiln. Age 10-17. Pre-register.
keeping our community safe.
Nipomo JUL 11 2:00 pm
Los Osos JUL 23 3:00 pm
San Luis Obispo JUL 14 5:30 pm
Shell Beach AUG 5 2:00 pm
Atascadero JUL 18 10:30 am
MAGIC OF GERALD JOSEPH
ART TRADING CARDS
Enjoy magical comedy that will leave
Create unique works of art the size
you amazed at illusions and laughing
of trading cards to trade with friends
in your seats. All ages.
or for the perfect gift. Age 10-17.
Creston JUL7 2:00 pm
Pre-register.
Atascadero JUL 9 11:00 am

In this great activity, students learn Nipomo JUL 9 2:00 pm
about seabird adaptations with
Morro Bay JUL 10 1:00 pm
hands-on activities. Age 5-12.
MANGA DRAWING WORKSHOP
Shell Beach JUL 15 2:00 pm

Cambria JUL 9 2:00 pm
Morro Bay JUL 25 1:00 pm
KIDS CONCERT - DIANA CARTER

Renowned singer Diana Carter is
sure to have even the youngest child
Join famous Tokyopop and Marvel dancing and singing along. All ages.
Creston JUL 21 2:00 pm
artist Irene Flores for a manga
ATASCADERO ZOO ANIMALS
drawing workshop.
Bring your Creston JUL 28 2:00 pm
Meet exotic animals up-close, and drawing pad and pencils to work on
CENTRAL COAST
learn how they survive in the wild Japanese style cartooning. Age 10PREHISTORIC FOSSILS
and how zoos work to protect them. 17. Pre-register.
Learn from a local scientist about
Age 3 and up.
Atascadero JUN 27 10:30 am
animals that roamed this area
Oceano JUN 25 3:00 pm
millions of years ago. Age 6 and up.
San Luis Obispo JUN 27 2:00 pm
Santa Margarita JUL 18 10:30 am
Arroyo Grande JUN 29 2:00 pm
Nipomo JUL 18 2:00 pm
TAIKO DRUMMING
TRADITIONAL CHINESE DANCE
DANCE AROUND THE WORLD
Drummers from Buddhist Temple
Learn how to perform Chinese
group Ichimi Daiko will play modern Nikola Clay brings the music and
dances with Shiu-Ching McSparron.
and ancient music on enormous dance of West Africa to children in
this interactive dance program. Age Age 4 and up.
drums. Age 3 and up.
3 and up.
San Miguel Library JUL 23 3:00 pm
San Luis Obispo JUL 8 10:30 am
Atascadero JUL 23 11:00 am

Arroyo Grande JUL 8 2:00 pm

Nipomo JUL 23 2:00 pm

SUPER HERO SCHOOL

KARA HAGEDORN HAWK RESCUE
Meet your favorite super hero and
super villain and hear their stories in Learn how hawks behave in the wild
this live show! Age 3 and up.
and recover from injury through the
Morro Bay JUN 27 1:00 pm
story of Sunshine the Hawk.
Los Osos JUL 30 10:00 am

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San Miguel JUN 25 3:00 pm

WII GAMING FOR KIDS

Oceano JUL 30 3:00 pm
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. Contact Kristen
at (805) 781-5775 or kbarnhart@slolibrary.org.

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Central Coast International School

Grow With Us!
CCIS is proud to announce the launch of a

Montessori Kindergarten

with classes starting in August
Our full-day program will promote academic
and social development as foundations for
educational success Enrollment is limited
to just ten students, so act fast to register
CCIS also has a few spots in Lower and Upper
Elementary programs for the 2015/16 school year
CCIS is a non-profit private school established in 2014
and conveniently located in San Luis Obispo
We serve grades K-8 and cater to students who thrive in a small class
environment with individualized instruction
Our International Baccalaureate-based curriculum includes literacy, math, science,
music, art, physical education and technology. Every student uses a tablet computer
and learns either Spanish or Mandarin Chinese
CCIS is affordable and family-friendly

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Our campus is nurturing and bully-free

We set high academic standards, promote whole-child development and
encourage a global perspective

We are the new academic leader on the Central Coast
To learn more, visit:

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Grow with us!

or call to arrange a tour:

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Education

Happy is the Child
by Thea Bodger

Happy is the child who learns to
make something from practically
nothing! Making things, and
using materials from nature,
makes a child aware of all that
the world has to give. A child can
develop respect and appreciation
for the earth when she learns
to take some sheep’s wool, and
knit it into something useful:
especially if the child also hears
a story about how the fleece was
grown. Even better, if you (as a
parent) can knit!
This article will help you knit a
simple toy for your child. When
he is ready, usually at about seven
years of age, you can show him
how to do it himself.
It’s important that a child learns
to make things that she can
start from the beginning, and
complete every step herself. No
ready-made patterns, no hidden
steps… How does something get
turned inside out? How did the
cord get through the top of that
drawstring bag? Many skills that
children used to see and learn at
home, are no longer available in
busy modern households. Your
child will be excited to learn these
magical tricks.

skills can be vital in the world your
child will face as an adult.
Instructions:
Take any small ball of yarn, and
knit a simple square, between 3
and 4 inches along the edge. Fold
in half on the diagonal, and stuff
lightly, preferably with sheep’s
fleece, and sew closed. Sew a few
lengths of any colored yarn onto
one of the corners, and presto: a
rooster! Or, add a small piece of
red yarn or felt to one end as a
beak, and you have a hen.
A child younger than seven will
be happy to play with sticks and
just pretend they are knitting:
that’s perfectly age–appropriate.
Learning a challenging craft with
instructions is a big project best
introduced after a child’s change
of teeth. Before that, specific
directions can draw a child away
from his imaginative, imitative
world too soon. No need to rush:
when a child is really ready to knit,
he will be begging for it!
Here is a little verse you can use
to get your child started. It goes
along with every step of the
knitting process. Try it, and you’ll
see:

Learning crafts can stimulate
a child’s inventive powers, and
the ability to generate creative
ideas when facing the unknown.
Creativity and problem-solving

In through the front door,

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Run around the back,
Out through the window,

all that man and nature can do
together and how human beings
depend on one another. In this
way, a true social impulse is born.
Thea Bodger is a Waldorf teacher, and serves
on the Board of Wishing Well School, a nonprofit school in Los Osos, with a Preschool,
Kindergarten, and Primary grades up to 4th.
She can be reached at: theabodger@ymail.
com or 717-2562.
Photography by Wishing Well School.

In a Waldorf school, we start
knitting lessons by having the
children sand the ends off of
small dowels until they become
pointed. With a tiny ball of clay
stuck to the end and dried, they
make their own knitting needles!
A child may be filled with wonder
for the trees that give him his
knitting needles, and great love
for the sheep whose warm fleece
becomes the wool he knits into
his soft scarf.
This wonder and appreciation
are the seeds for understanding

And off jumps Jack!

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One must work with one’s hands,
in order to make something out
of practically nothing. The will
must be used, and determination.
Happily for the child, she can
quickly see the results of her
efforts. She gains a great sense of
empowerment as she sees a ball
of yarn turn into something she
can use. A child gains confidence
when she does her own knitting.
Why be afraid of the world, when
one can do so much with so little!

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Fun & Games

Jack’s Jokes
What clothes does a house wear?
Address!
How do you avoid a summer cold? Catch it in winter!
When do you go at red & stop at green? Eating watermelon!

Dog Days
Maze

F o u r t h o f J u ly
WORD SEARCH
Help the
dog find
his way home!

Fill empty cells with numbers between 1 and 9 (1 number per cell).
A number should appear only once in each row, column, and region.

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Money
Work
Toward
Your Own Financial
Independence Day
by Molly Peoples

It’s almost the Fourth of July —
time for fireworks, picnics and a
reflection on all the liberties we
possess in this country. But if
you’re going to enjoy the freedom
to do the things you want,
especially during your retirement
years, you’ll want to take the
steps necessary to achieve your
own “Financial Independence
Day.”
Here are a few suggestions for
helping you reach that goal:
Liberate yourself from debt. For
most of us, a certain amount
of debt is unavoidable. But the
greater control you can gain over
your debts, the better off you will
be, because any dollars not spent
in paying debts can be used to
save and invest for your future.

investments to potentially grow.
Even if you’re just starting out in
your career and can only invest a
small amount each month, you’ll
be starting to accumulate the
amount you’ll eventually need
So look for ways to cut down on to enjoy the retirement lifestyle
your spending and think about you’ve envisioned.
postponing some purchases until
you can pay for them in cash. It Release your investments’ growth
may not be easy, but it’s possible. potential.
To attain financial
By putting this “found money” freedom during your retirement
to work immediately in quality years, you will need to invest for
investments, you may motivate growth — it’s that simple. So
yourself to keep a lid on your debt include an appropriate amount
level.
of growth-oriented vehicles in
Unlock the power of time. Albert
Einstein once said, “The most
powerful force in the universe
is compound interest.” Einstein,
who knew a thing or two about the
nature of time, clearly recognized
its importance in investing. In
fact, as an investor, time may
be your greatest ally. The more
years in which you invest, the
more dollars you’ll put in, and
the longer you’ll have for your

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your overall investment mix.
Ultimately, this mix should be
based on your risk tolerance, time
horizon and specific long-term
goals.

Free your investments from
“clustering.” In the investment
world, as in many other arenas of
life, you can have “too much of a
good thing.” For example, if you
own a particular investment, such
as a stock, that has done well, you
might think that it’s a good idea
to own more of the same type
of stock. But when investing,
duplication can be dangerous,
because if a market downturn
affects one asset class particularly

hard, and much of your portfolio
is tied up in that asset class, you
could take a big hit. Instead
of “clustering” your dollars
around a single asset or two, you
could diversify your holdings by
owning a mix of stocks, bonds,
government securities and other
vehicles.
While diversification
can potentially help you reduce
the impact of volatility on your
holdings, a diversified portfolio
can’t guarantee a profit or protect
you from loss.
Achieving any type of freedom, in
any kind of endeavor, takes time
and effort. That’s certainly the
case with financial freedom. You
will need to consistently make
the right moves, over a period of
many years, before you can finally
declare your fiscal independence.
But once you reach that point,
you will likely conclude that your
diligence and dedication were
well worth it.
Edward Jones, its employees and financial
advisors are not estate planners and cannot
provide tax or legal advice. You should consult
your estate planning attorney or qualified tax
advisor regarding your situation.
Molly Peoples is a financial advisor at Edward
Jones in San Luis Obispo. She can be reached
at (805) 784-9013. © 2014 Edward Jones. All
rights reserved. Member SIPC.

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Local History

Monterey Street
by Guy Crabb

During the early 1970s, the family
changed the name to Bello’s
Sporting Goods. This was where
most of the high school kids came
to buy their gym clothes. I think I
bought both junior high and high
school gym clothes here for all
of my daughters who graduated
from SLO High. Before the Bello
family moved their business to
886 Monterey Street, there were
other businesses at this location.
At the turn of the century, Mr.
Latimer had a drug store there
until the 1920s. In the early 1940s,
S & K Liquor was the tenant at
this location. If you go down
Monterey Street, you can see
where the Bello’s building used to
be next to the Call Building, which
The Sauer family was also known is at the corner of Monterey and
for treating their customers with Morro Streets.
respect and trust. During the
Great Depression, store owner At one point, Monterey Street
Artie Sauer was known for giving was packed with buildings from
credit to his customers so they Morro Street to Chorro Street.
could pay their bill at a later date. The parking lot that was next door
These are the type of people who to Bello’s actually has the address
made this community strong. The of 874 Monterey Street. In 1912,
Sauer family ran the business until is housed a very large building
1965, when the building stood that was home to the San Luis
vacant. During the 1970s, the Theater. From 1919 to 1944, the
Sauer building contained Holser Maino Automotive Garage and
and Bailey Department Store Sales called 874 Monterey Street
and The Attic. They occupied home. It was a long building and
the building until the early 1980s. was a very popular place to get
Pier One Imports was a tenant in your automobile repaired. You
the 1990s, and the last occupant could also buy a brand new car if
before the doors to the building you saved up around $900 to buy
were boarded up. The building has the Chevy station wagon you had
been vacant for many years now. been looking at for a few years.
I can’t wait to see what plans In 1940, gas was about 11 cents a
the Copeland family has for this gallon and the average cost of a
home was around $4,000. Things
historic building.
seem cheap compared to today’s
The old Bello building at 886 prices, but the average yearly
Monterey Street is another wage then was around $2,000, so
one that has just recently been a $900 car was really a large sum
demolished. The Bello family of money during that time.
opened up a store in the mid1940s. Their first store was Bello’s The Call Building at 888, 890, 894,
Auto and Home Supply, where 898 Monterey Street is one site
people could buy some tires or a that is not owned by the Copeland
washer and dryer. Several years family, but rather is owned by the
later, the business became known Feliciano family. The Bladerunner
as Bello’s Toys, which continued Salon is the main occupant of the
for about 15 years.
ground level of the Call Building
Construction on Monterey Street
continues in San Luis Obispo. One
of the most historic buildings
in the city is the Sauer Building
at 848 Monterey Street. In the
1960s, a German named George
Sauer
(pronounced
“Sour”)
moved to San Luis Obispo and
started a grocery store and bakery
on Chorro Street. The Sauer family
switched locations to Monterey
Street at the turn of the century.
The whole community came to
celebrate the new opening and to
pledge their continued support of
the most popular bakery in town.
It’s been said that people could
smell the fragrance of fresh-baked
bread for miles.

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at this time. The Call Building was
named in honor of S. B. Call of
San Luis Obispo. He was born in
Newport, New Hampshire in 1838.
Mr. Call was a highly skilled saddle
and harness maker. He learned his
skills in Boston and brought these
skills to San Luis Obispo in 1862.
The Call Building was built in the
late 1800s, and at the turn of the
century Jeff Anderson occupied
the ground level, offering men’s
clothing. Later, Mr. Anderson
sold his clothing business and
built the Anderson Hotel across
the street. The Call Building was
a major business building in town
and was occupied by doctors,
dentists, attorneys, and various
other professionals.
Luckily,
the owner of the Call Building,
Mr. Jack Feliciano, wanted to
keep the building in his family
and completed the earthquake
retrofit to make the Call Building
one of the safest historic buildings
in town.

most popular sandwich shops
in town. I remember the lines
during lunch time in Muzio’s. The
building itself was developed by
Mr. Righetti and Mr. Headman
and built by J. Maino in 1912. The
Muzio’s grocery store was very
popular with the area’s Swiss
population. On Saturdays, local
farmers would come to town and
relax outside of the store and trade
stories as their wives shopped for
their weekly or monthly supplies.

The other building that is being
saved from the bulldozer is the
old Muzio Building at 868 – 870
Monterey Street. For many years,
this building housed one of the

Guy Crabb teaches at Charles E. Teach
Elementary School in San Luis Obispo. He
graduated from Cal Poly SLO and has been
teaching for over 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.

Monterey Street was at one time
just as important as or possibly
even more important than Higuera
Street, and we are all hoping that
the Copeland family can restore
Monterey Street to its original
historic importance. I can’t wait
to walk down Monterey Street
once the building and retrofitting
is complete and enjoy the new
modern era.

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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!
Get an autographed copy at:

w w w. s l o 1 0 0 ye a r s . co m
Also available at Barnes and Noble, Crushed Grape, Antiques of Monterey,
GUY CRABB PUBLISHING
History Center, Apple Farm, and Boo Boo Records.

“ The greatest gifts you can give your

children are the roots of
responsibility and the wings of
independence.”
~ Denis Waitley

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Education
“Summer’s lease hath all too short
a date.”

CS Perryess
writes

about words
Flag

1980s, this term was applied to
drinkers who’d had a bit too much
What with Independence Day, and would no longer be served
Americans will no doubt see a more booze.
good number of flags flying.
Flag is one of those delicious In the 1870s, the term flagship was
words etymologists aren’t 100% born, referring to a ship flying the
sure of. The noun form showed flag of an admiral. Its figurative
up in English in the late 1400s.
meaning arrived in the early 1900s.
Some argue that flag may have
come from Old Norse, flaga, a word
related to flake, and referring to
split stone. We see this meaning
in the English word flagstone. The
theory is that flagstones are flat
and rectangular, a flag is flat and
rectangular, voila! Sounds like a
bit of a stretch to me.

The Arizona city, Flagstaff, was
so named on July 4, 1876, when a
very large flag was flown from a
very tall tree.
In the 1500s, the verb fag was born
of the verb flag, and like its source,
meant to droop, decline, or tire.

Does the verb-to-noun argument
Another possibility is that flag resonate best for you, or do you
comes from the Danish flaeg or side with the flagstoners or irisDutch flag. Both these words refer reeders?
to a yellow iris and/or freshwater
Summertime
reed, things that flap about in the
breeze, not unlike flags. Hmm.
I am positively wallowing in the
wonder of summer. During my
The most likely connection (in my
teaching career, middle-schoolers
humble opinion) is to the verb
made me laugh, but to be honest,
flag, which predates the noun by
they’ve got nothing on summer.
a full century, and comes from
So I’m indulging in a modicum of
Old Norse, flakka, to flicker, flap,
etymology and a few celebratory
or flutter. In the Old Norse term
quotes about summer.
we can hear the onomatopoeia of
fabric in a stiff wind. Etymologists Summer comes to English from
in the flag - comes - from - flakka Sanskrit. It appeared in English
school of thought argue that the in 825, meaning exactly what
verb for flap or flutter naturally it does today and spelled
morphed into the noun for the sumur. Interestingly, summer is
item that flapped or fluttered.
etymologically related to the word
gossamer, which came to English in
Some other flag tidbits:
the early 1300s, from a marriage of
The verb to flag changed meaning the words goose and summer, and
in the early 1600s, from meaning meant spider threads spun in fields
flap, flicker flutter to meaning to of stubble in late fall. Etymologists
go limp or droop. Perhaps a lack of theorize that the spider silk looked
a bit like goose feathers. Hmm.
winds inspired this change?
Within a century, gossamer found
In the 1800s, the verb to flag its present meaning, of light,
collected another meaning, to flimsy, or delicate.
stop or slow something. This grew
out of the use of flags to slow or Here are some authors’ thoughts
stop trains. Much later, in the about summer.

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William Shakespeare,
Shakespeare’s Sonnets
“There shall be eternal summer in
the grateful heart.”
Celia Thaxter Etymologists argue over the
origins of the term kibosh.
“And so with the sunshine and Dickens (at the tender age of 24)
the great bursts of leaves growing introduced the term to English
on the trees, just as things grow readers in 1836 as kye-bosk.
in fast movies, I had that familiar Though most etymologists agree
conviction that life was beginning that it sounds as though it should
over again with the summer.”
have Yiddish roots, the most likely
F. Scott Fitzgerald, origin appears to be the Gaelic
The Great Gatsby term, cie bash, pronounced kybosh. This term refers to the black
“Come with me,’ Mom says.
skullcap worn by judges and/or
executioners when pronouncing
To the library.
or performing the death penalty,
thus the term, to put the kibosh
Books and summertime
on.
go together.”
Unlike boss and kibosh, smart
Lisa Schroeder, I Heart You, alec (or aleck) has a wonderfully
You Haunt Me clear origin. Alec Hoag was a con
man, misogynist, and/or pimp
“One must maintain a little bit of
summer, even in the middle of who – when his wife, Melinda,
was “distracting” a client -- would
winter.”
sneak through a specially designed
Henry David Thoreau secret panel in the room to pilfer
her client’s wallet, watch, and
“Summertime and the livin’ is easy other valuables. Apparently, he
used some of these valuables to
Fish are jumpin’ as high as the sky
buy off local law enforcement for
Your mama’s rich and your daddy’s some time, making a good deal of
money and earning the nickname
good-looking
Smart Alec. I find a certain poetic
So hush little baby, don’t you cry” justice in the fact that smart alecs
tend to perceive themselves as
DuBose Heyward, music by
George Gershwin smart, while the rest of us find
them downright offensive.
Boss, put a kibosh on that
smart alec!
Some etymologies are milquetoast
while others are just plain weird.
Boss entered English in the 1640s
in America. Though its Dutch
source word baas, meant master,
it’s believed that boss may have
come into use in an attempt to
make a distinction between master
of a slave and master of a hired
worker.  The Dutch term appears
to have come from the Old High
German terms, baes, uncle, and
basa, aunt. The slang term of the
1950s and ‘60s, meaning excellent,
was actually the rebirth of a slang
use of boss in the 1880s.

My thanks to sources: the OED, Etymonline.
com, Goodreads, Wordnik, and Cracked.com.

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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July 2015 Free Ongoing Events
SUNDAY
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FARMERS MARKET:

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

July is:
UV Safety Month
Anti-Boredom Month
National Blueberry Month
National Hot Dog Month
National Ice Cream Month
National Picnic Month
National Parks Month
National Recreation Month

5
FARMERS MARKET:

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

MONDAY

TUESDAY

29
FARMERS MARKET:

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

Birthstone: Ruby

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

WEDNESDAY
THURSDAY
1
2
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

international
joke day(see pg 8)

Flower: Larkspur

FULL MOON

6
FARMERS MARKET:

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

7
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

13
FARMERS MARKET:

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

14
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

8
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

LIBRARY STORYTIME: 10:30 LO

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

9
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

independence day

10
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

11
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

teddy bear’s
picnic day

national sugar
cookie day

15
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

first boeing 707
flew (in 1954)

barn day

16
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

cheer up
the lonely day

17
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

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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

apollo 11 lifts off
(to the moon in 1969)

cow appreciation
day

Paper bag day
Pick blueberries
day

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

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

dog days begin

liberty bell
cracks
(at J. Marshall’s funeral 1835)

national french
fries day

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FARMERS MARKET:

FARMERS MARKETS:

WORLD UFO day

macaroni day

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

SATURDAY

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4
BINGO VETS HALL MB - 1st FRI 5:00pm FARMERS MARKETS:

1ST ZEPPELIN (1900)

national Fried
chicken day

12
FARMERS MARKET:

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

FRIDAY

20
FARMERS MARKET:

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

stick your
tongue out day

21
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

NEW MOON

disneyland opens
(in 1955)

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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

national junk
food day

23
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

24
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

25
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

Thread the
needle day
(Celebration of Needle Crafts)

ice cream cone
introduced (in 1904)

chess day
moon day (Astronauts
land 1969)
ice cream soda day

26
FARMERS MARKET:

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

27
FARMERS MARKET:

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

National
summer leisure
day

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

NATIONAL
PARENTS DAY

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

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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

FATHER IN LAW
DAY

aunt & uncle day

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amelia
earhart day

July 2015

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

1st US Patent issued
(in 1790)

1
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

FULL MOON

beatrix potter’s
birthday (Born in 1866)

31
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Family Events
THU JUN 18-SAT SEP 19 (days & times
vary): LA RUE’S RETURN at The Great
American Melodrama, 1863 Front St,
Oceano. How’s A Bayou? Complete
with jokes, puns and pratfalls, this
riotous romp through the swamps
of New Orleans is sure to delight
all ages! The 40th Anniversary
Vaudeville Revue… Part Two!
features favorite songs, dances,
and sketches from the theatre’s
past. Cost: $19-25, discounts for
groups, seniors, students, military,
and children. The in-house snack
bar serves great food and drinks.
Contact: americanmelodrama.com
or 489-2499.
THU JUN 25 at 3:00 pm: HAWK
RESCUE WITH KARA HAGEDORN at
San Miguel Library, 254 13th St, San
Miguel. Learn about how hawks
behave in the wild and are brought
back from injury through the story
and live appearance of Sunshine the
Hawk. Cost: free. Contact: 781-5775
or http://slolibrary.org.
THU JUN 25 at 3:00 pm: LIVE WOLVES
AT THE LIBRARY at Los Osos Library,
2180 Palisades, Los Osos. Meet live
wolves up close while you learn
about their survival skills in the
wilderness and how they change
when they become domesticated.
Ages 3 and up. Cost: free. Contact:
781-5775 or http://slolibrary.org.
SAT JUN 27 10:00 am-2:00 pm: KIDS
GARDENING DAY at City Farm,
1221 Calle Joaquin, SLO. Get ready
to garden! Bring the whole family
to learn about native plants with
SLO Botanical Garden and plant
a Three Sisters Garden. We will
plant summertime favorites like
sunflowers, tomatoes, peppers and
pumpkins in “Our Global Family”
children’s garden. Contact: slobg.
org/kids.
SAT JUN 27 10:00 am - 3:00 pm:
CAMP WISHING STAR at Meadow
Park, 2333 Meadow St, San Luis
Obispo. This annual day camp for
grieving children ages 6-16 includes
reminiscing about special times,
sharing coping ideas, group games,
crafts, treats, and more. Register
by JUN 19 at 269-0141. Cost: free.
Contact: http://wilshirehcs.com.
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

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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.
FRI JUL 3-SUN JUL 5 2:00-7:00 pm:
IN THE HEIGHTS at Templeton
Performing Arts Center, 1200 S
Main St. North County Theatre
Works showcases amazing SLO
County talent. This show will have
you dancing in your seat. Cost: $10
students and seniors; $15 general.
Contact: 434-5845.
SAT JUL 4 10:00 am: FOURTH OF JULY
CELEBRATION at Atascadero Lake
Park, 9305 Pismo Ave, Atascadero.
10:00-11:30 am: San Luis Obispo
County Band concert at the
Bandstand. 2:00 pm: Unveiling of the
Charles Paddock statue with Katcho
Achadjian at Charles Paddock Zoo.
Cost: free. Contact: 470-3490 or
atascaderochamber.org.

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

SAT JUL 4 8:00 - 11:00 am: 4TH
OF JULY PANCAKE BREAKFAST
fundraiser at Avila Beach Community
1480 Santa Ysabel Ave, Los Osos - 528-0391
Center, 191 San Miguel St. Followed
by Doggie Parade. All funds benefit
the Community Center. Cost: $5,
$2.50 for 6 years and under. Contact: PICNIC BBQ at Shamel Park, 5455 Short & Branch Sts, Arroyo Grande.
Windsor Blvd, Cambria. Enjoy fun Enjoy live music and a good old627-1997.
family events, music, and barbecue fashioned family celebration. Cost:
SAT JUL 4 9:00 am-1:00 pm: FOURTH all day. Cost: free. Contact: 927-9426. free. Contact: 473-2250.
OF JULY CELEBRATION at Santa
Margarita Park, 9509 CA 58, Santa SAT JUL 4 11:00 am - 10:00 pm: SAT JUL 4 11:00 am-9:00 pm: SAND
Margarita. Decorate your bikes and FOURTH OF JULY CELEBRATION at SCULPTURE CONTEST & FIREWORKS
wagons in red, white, and blue and Downtown City Park, 12th & Spring in Cayucos, near the Pier. Enjoy the
join the parade down H street. Then St, Paso Robles. 11:00 am: Children’s contest for kids, novices, and pros, a
enjoy live music, games, contests, an Parade around the Park, 12:00-4:00 parade down Ocean Ave, BBQ, bingo,
art and craft faire, and more. Cost: pm: Fun, games, music, food, 5:00- and fireworks. Cost: free. Contact:
8:30 pm: Concert. Cost: free. Contact: cayucoschamber.com or 995-1200.
free. Contact: 438-5011.
238-4103 or pasoroblesdowntown.
SAT JUL 4 3:30-10:00 pm: SANTA
SAT JUL 4 10:00 am - 9:30 pm: org.
MARIA
FIREWORKS SHOW &
FOURTH OF JULY at Tidelands Park,
SAT
JUL
4
at
11:30
am:
AVILA
BEACH
CONCERT
at Santa Maria Fairpark
South End of Embarcadero, Morro
Bay. Enjoy family fun with live music, DOGGIE PARADE begins at the tile center Stage Lawn, 937 S Thornburg,
food, a bike parade, and kids games. wave on the Promenade at San Santa Maria. Gates open at 3;30 pm.
Cost: free. Contact: morrobay4th. Miguel St. 9:00-10:45 am: Check Enjoy a concert starting at 5:30 pm and
in at the Community Center. Cost: the annual fireworks display at dusk.
org or 772-4467.
Pre-registration is free, but all dogs Cost: free parking and admission.
SAT JUL 4 10:00 am-9:30 pm: PISMO must be registered. Contact: www. Contact: santamariafairpark.com.
BEACH FIREWORKS SHOW at Pismo AvilaBeachCC.com or 627-1997.
JUL 7-AUG 6 9:00 am-4:00 pm: SLO
Pier, Pismo Beach. Celebrate with
SAT
JUL
4
12:00-12:45
pm:
4th
of
JULY
ACADEMY SUMMER CAMP at SLO
music, food, and a grand fireworks
display from Pismo Pier. Cost: free. BOAT PARADE at Avila Beach Pier. MakerSpace, 3988 Short St, Ste 100,
This 7th annual parade is sponsored San Luis Obispo. Kids of all ages will
Contact: 443-7778.
by the San Luis Yacht Club and explore their inner Maker by learning
SAT JUL 4 11:00 am-3:00 pm: OLD features all types of decorated sail hands-on, STE(A)M-based, skills and
FASHIONED FOURTH OF JULY at and power boats, led by the Port techniques, including woodworking,
Mitchell Park, 1400 Osos St, SLO. San Luis Harbor Patrol fire boat (with CNC and laser cutter, 3D printing,
Family festivities include free carnival water cannon), patriotic music, and a pottery, and more. Cost: $245 / week;
games, sweet treats, a fundraiser loud miniature cannon at the end of $899 / 5 weeks. Contact: 242-1285 or
BBQ, and bandstand music all day. the pier. Contact: slyc.org.
http://slomakeracademy.org.
Cost: free. Contact: 781-7300.
SAT JUL 4 1:00-3:00 pm: FOURTH FRI JUL 10-SUN JUL 19 (days & times
SAT JUL 4 11:00 am-9:00 pm: CAMBRIA OF JULY at Arroyo Grande Village, vary): PETER PAN at PAC Spanos

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Family Events
centralcoastshakespeare.org.
FRI JUL 17-SUN AUG 2 (times vary):
PIRATES OF PENZANCE JR at San Luis
Obispo Little Theatre, 888 Morro St,
SLO. SLO Little Theatre’s Academy of
Creative Theatre will present Gilbert
& Sullivan’s Pirates of Penzance Jr,
a children’s version of the classic
operetta. Cost: $13-20. Contact: 7862440 or http://slolittletheatre.org.
SAT JUL 18 9:00 am-4:00 pm:
ANTIQUE TRUCK SHOW at Nipomo
High School, 525 N Thompson Rd.
Central Coast Chapter of ATHS
presents the 24th Annual Central
Coast “Cooler” Antique Truck Show.
Cost: free. Contact: 904-6092 or
http://central-coast-aths.org.

Theatre, 1 Grand Ave, Bldg 44, San
Luis Obispo. Fly to Neverland for a
summer spectacular of this lively
reboot of the J.M. Barrie classic. Join
Peter Pan, Wendy, Michael, and John
in the high-flying timeless Broadway
musical that will whisk you away.
Cost: $25-45. Contact: 756-2787 or
http://kelrikproductions.org.
SAT JUL 11 10:00 am-5:00 pm:
CENTRAL
COAST
LAVENDER
FESTIVAL at City Park, 11th and Spring
Sts, Paso Robles. Bring the whole
family to the 6th Annual summer
celebration of the lavender season.
Cost: free. Contact: 238-4103 or
http://pasoroblesdowntown.org.
SAT JUL 11 5:30-10:30 pm: PARENTS’
NIGHT OUT at Performance Athletics
Gymnastics, 4484 Broad St, San Luis
Obispo. Enjoy 5 hours to yourself
when you drop your kids for pizza,
games, movies, and playtime on the
floor, trampolines, and foam pit. 2nd
Saturday evening of each month
through AUG 8. Cost: $40 per child;
$50 per family. Contact: 547-1496 or
http://performanceathleticsslo.com.
THU JUL 16-SUN JUL 26 (times
vary): FESTIVAL MOZAIC at venues
throughout San Luis Obispo County.
Festival
Mozaic’s
international
artists create orchestral concerts,

Central Coast Family

chamber music, classical crossover
events and engaging, informative
and interactive musical experiences.
Cost: free-$140. Contact: 781-3009 or
http://festivalmozaic.com.
WED JUL 15 at 10:30 am: MELISSA
GREEN FAMILY CONCERT at San Luis
Obispo Library, 995 Palm St, SLO.
Melissa Green’s music combines rock
guitar, lush singing, and fun for the
kind of family concert that will keep
the entire audience entertained. For
all ages. Part of the 2015 Summer
Reading Program. Cost: free.
Contact: 781-5775 or http://slolibrary.
org.
WED JUL 15 at 3:00 pm: MAKE’N’TAKE
at Los Osos Library, 2075 Palisades
Ave. For school-age children 5 and up.
For the Summer Reading Program
theme “Every Hero Has a Story,”
Super Hero beaded bracelets will be
made. Sponsored by Friends of Los
Osos Library. Cost: free. Contact:
528-1862.
THU JUL 16-SAT AUG 8 (times vary):
CENTRAL COAST SHAKESPEARE
FESTIVAL at Filipponi Ranch, 1850
Calle Joaquin, San Luis Obispo.
Enjoy performances of A Winter’s
Tale and Two Gentlemen of Verona.
JUL 16 through Aug. 8. Cost: $1220. Contact: 546-4224 or http://

July 2015

SAT JUL 18 10:00 am-6:00 pm & SUN
JUL 19 10:00 am-5:00 pm: CENTRAL
COAST RENAISSANCE FESTIVAL at
504 Madonna Rd, San Luis Obispo.
Join the fun as Laguna Lake Park
becomes a Renaissance Village.
Enjoy continuous entertainment on
three stages with comedy, music,
plays, and dance. Kids arcade, food
and drink. Don’t miss the full contact
joust twice daily. Cost: $18 adults; $12
seniors & age 6-15; kids under age
6 free. Contact: 927-0199 or http://
CCRenFaire.com.

July 4th Public Fireworks
at Dusk (about 9:00 pm):

• Pismo: at the pier - FREE
• Cayucos – at the pier - FREE
• Santa Maria Fairpark - FREE

Severe Fire Hazard
Fireworks Shows Cancelled:
Morro Bay, Paso Robles,
Cambria
Questions about fire safety?
SLO CO Fire Department:
805 543-4244
www.calfireslo.org

Fair and Downtown Paso Robles
Main St Assn presents this annual
event. Cost: free. Contact: 238-4103
or http://pasoroblesdowntown.org.

FRI JUL 31-SAT AUG 15 (times vary):
INTO THE WOODS at Clark Center,
487 Fair Oaks Ave, Arroyo Grande.
With a cast of familiar fairytale
characters, humor and heart, clever
SAT JUL 18 at 2:00 pm: FAMILY dialogue and inventive songs, this is
MOVIE at Los Osos Library, 2075 a show that both adults and older
Palisades. Enjoy popcorn and a children can enjoy together (best for
movie the 3rd SAT of each month. ages 10 and up). Cost: $27-37. Contact:
Screening this month is an animated 489-9444 or www.chameleon805.
film about a super hero family, rated com.
PG. Sponsored by Friends of Los Osos
Library. Cost: free. Contact: 528-1862. SAT AUG 1 at 9:30 am: 2015 Big
Latch On at MindBody, 4051 Broad
WED JUL 22-SUN AUG 2 12:00 pm- St, SLO. 10:30 am: Latch minute.
12:00 am: CALIFORNIA MIDSTATE BLO is a fun family event to gather
FAIR at Paso Robles Event Center, women who are passionate about
2198 Riverside Ave, Paso Robles. Live normalizing breastfeeding. Cost:
music, rodeos, bull riding, prize farm free. Contact: www.facebook.com/
animals, arts and crafts displays, Laboroflovebloslo.
live entertainment, carnival rides,
rodeos, monster trucks, wine tasting, SAT AUG 1 at 10:00 am: Big Latch
food, and much more at this hugely On North County at Atascadero
popular event. Cost: varies. Contact: Lake Park. 10:30 am: the Latch
midstatefair.com or (800) 909-3247. minute. BLO is a fun family event
to gather women passionate about
SAT JUL 25 11:00 am-2:00 pm: normalizing breastfeeding. Bring a
CHILDREN’S LIFE at La Purisima blanket and/or lawn chair. Cost: free.
www.facebook.com/Big
Mission State Historical Park, 2295 Contact:
Latch
On~North
County.
Purisima Rd, Lompoc. This is a chance
for families to learn about mission
SUN AUG 2 9:00 am-5:00 pm: MORRO
life with kid-friendly activities, farm
BAY SUMMER STREET FAIR at Morro
animals, and demonstrations. Cost:
Bay Blvd to Main St, Morro Bay.
$6. Contact: 733-3713 or www.
Music, dancing, kids shows, food
lapurisimamission.org.
and gifts. This is your chance to buy a
THU JUL 30 7:30-10:30 am: PANCAKE unique item for yourself of someone
BREAKFAST at at City Park, 11th and special. Cost: free. Contact: (877)
Spring Sts, Paso Robles. CA Mid-State 478-9477 or morro-bay.net/mbma.

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Local Resources
Recurring Events
& Resources
Every day all summer: Food Bank
Coalition of SLO County provides
LOVIN’ LUNCHBOX free meals
at 6 sites in SLO, Los Osos, and
Morro Bay for all kids 18 years or
younger. No ID or personal info
required. 11:45-12:45, M-F until AUG
7: CL Smith, Hawthorne, Del Mar,
and Baywood Elementary Schools.
11:00-12:00, M-W: SLO Library serves
morning snacks. 12:00-1:00, T-TH:
Morro Bay Library serve lunch during
summer reading programs. RTA
and city busses are also free this
summer! Contact: 238-4664 or www.
slofoodbank.org.
3rd SAT every month 3:00-6:00 pm:
Interactive Indonesian Music at
Grandma’s Frozen Yogurt, 307 Morro
Bay Blvd, MB. Instruments available
for all. Play along with “Ëru” and
Anna! Endang “Ëru” Rukandi is a
master of the regional music of West
Java. Cost: free.. Contact: 704-9866.
1st & 3rd THU every month 7:008:30 pm: Drop-in Dream Group at St.
Benedict’s Episcopal Church, 2220
Snowy Egret Ln, Los Osos. This is a
“drop-in” support group to share
dreams and the relationship between
dreams and spiritual path, using
Jungian interpretive assumptions
and language and Robert Johnson’s
book Inner Work. Cost: free. Contact:
bobpelfrey@charter.net.

a lecture as well as hands-on demos
and practice techniques. Cost: free.
Contact: 434-4654.
2nd THU of every month at 6:30 pm:
Breastfeeding Basics at Twin Cities
Community Hospital, 1100 Las Tablas
Rd, Templeton. In this introduction
to breastfeeding class you and your
family will learn about the practical
aspects of feeding your newborn
from an Internationally Board
Certified Lactation Consultant. Cost:
free. Contact: 239-4443.
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.
Twin Cities Community Hospital
Volunteers, a non-profit org
providing support to patients,
doctors, and nurses of the hospital,
seek volunteers to work in the gift
shop and Obstetrics Dept. AM
and PM 4 hour shifts are available.
Contact: 434-4524.
Last FRI every month at 6:00 pm:
Family Fun at Unity Church, 1165
Stubblefield St, Orcutt. Contact: 9373025.
Every THU-FRI 12:00-5:00 pm & SAT
11:00 am-5:00 pm: Exploration Station
Interactive Science Center welcomes
families at 867 Ramona Ave, Grover
Beach. Cost: $2-3. Contact: 473-1421
or http://explorationstation.org.
2nd THU of every month 6:00-7:00
pm: Grief Support Group at Central
Coast Hospice, 253 Granada Dr, Ste
D, San Luis Obispo. This free group
is for anyone suffering the loss of a
loved one who is in need of support.
Contact: 540-6020.

Every SAT at 12:00 pm: GEO-CACHE
FAMILY GROUP at Grandma’s Frozen
Yogurt & Waffle Shop, 307 Morro Bay
Blvd, Morro Bay. All ages meet before
exploring hidden treasures. free.
frozen yogurt for all new members!
2nd SAT of every month FEB-NOV
Cost: free. Contact: 704-9866.
at 9:00 am: Santa Maria Recreation
3rd WED of every month at 6:30 and Parks Dept offers free docentpm: Prepared & Natural Chidlbirth led nature walks in Los Flores Ranch,
Classes at Twin Cities Community 6271 Dominion Rd, Santa Maria.
Hospital, 1220 Las Tablas, Templeton. Contact: 925-0951 x 263.
This is a 6-series class addressing all
matters of childbirth in the form of 2nd MON every month 6:30-8:00 pm:

Women’s Shelter

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

Central Coast Family

Caregiver Support Group at Cayucos
Community Church, Ocean Ave & S
3rd St. free support for caregivers
and family dealing with long-term
illness, memory loss, dementia, and
Alzheimer’s. Contact: 458-7484.
Every MON 10:00 am-2:00 pm: Remain
Independent Despite Vision Loss at
Santa Maria Terrace, 1405 E Main St.
New ways of doing daily tasks are
taught by the Braille Institute, such
as home management, traveling, and
using talking library books. Contact:
462-1225.

and low-cost services are offered for
people 50 and older: blood pressure,
pulse, weight, total cholesterol,
screening for anemia, diabetes, and
fecal blood, nutritional counseling,
and medical referrals. Contact: 4812692 or 788-0827.
1st WED every month at 12:00
pm: Disabled American Veterans
luncheon at Veterans Memorial
Bldg, 313 W. Tunnell St, Santa Maria.
Contact: 345-0402.
Every WED 5:30-7:00 pm: Widowed
Support Group at New Life Church,
990 James Way, Rm 14, Pismo Beach.
Arrive 10 min early for 1st meeting.
Offered by Hospice of SLO Co.
Contact: 544-2266 or hospiceslo.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 is provided. Contact: 934- Every TUE at 7:00 pm: Al-Anon Family
3491 or www.pacificchristian.net.
Support Group at Luis OASIS Senior
Every TUE 3:00-6:00 pm & FRI 3:00- Center, 420 Soares Ave, Orcutt.
5:30 pm: Teen Wellness Program at Contact: 937-9750.
Arroyo Grande EOC Health Services 3rd WED every month at 7:00 pm:
Clinic, 1152 E Grand Ave. Health How to Survive Divorce seminar
services, including reproductive at the San Luis Obispo Women’s
health, in a safe environment with Community Center, 1124 Nipomo St,
staff trained to screen, assess, and to #D in SLO. Practical tips, pointers,
provide intervention. Appointments and suggestions for handling
are preferred. Contact: 489-4026.
family law issues. $10.00 donation
1st WED every month at 9:00 am: requested for handout materials and
Community Action Partnership book. Contact: 544-9313 to register.
Senior Health Screening at First 4th TUE every month at 5:30 pm:
United Methodist Church, 275 N Legal Clinic for Self-Represented
Halcyon Rd, Arroyo Grande. free Litigants at the San Luis Obispo

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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

County Courthouse Law Library,
1050 Monterey St in SLO, #125. SLO
County Bar Assn Family Law Section
& Women’s Community Center
provide one-on-one legal advice
for persons filing divorces w/o an
attorney, and a document preparer
to assist in completing court-required
forms. Min. $40.00 donation. Limit:
12 participants. Contact: 544-9313.

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: 541RISE (formerly Sexual Assault 4219 or www.sloliteracy.org.
Recovery and Prevention Center of
San Luis Obispo Co) offers: Weekly 1st THU every month at 6:15 pm:
Drop-In Support Groups for Sexual Commission on the Status of Women
Assault Survivors; 24 Hour Crisis Line; meets at Coast National Bank, 500
Advocacy and Accompaniment; Peer Marsh St, SLO. This official advisory
Counseling; Individual Counseling; group to SLO County Board of
Prevention and Education, and Supervisors identifies issues of
Women’s Empowerment and Self concern to women that are not the
Defense Workshops. Contact: 545- focus of other advocacy or advisory
organizations. Contact: 788-3406.
8888 or www.sarpcenter.org.
Every SAT 11:00 am-3:00 pm: ADOPT Every WED 11:00 am-12:00 pm:
A PET at Petco, 2051 Theater Dr, in Growing With Baby, an infant feeding
Paso Robles. Cats are available for office for breastfeeding moms and
adoption through NCHS. Dogs are babies (0-10 mos), offers a free class
available through Short n’ Sweet on feeding, crying, and sleep at 1230
Marsh St, San Luis Obispo. Nurse
Dog Rescue. Contact: 466-5403.
practioner and lactation consultant
Every MON 2:00-4:00 pm & WED Andrea Herron answers questions.
3:00-5:00 pm: Jacks’ Adaptive Toy Dads welcome! Call to reserve.
Lending Library-Jack’s Helping Hand Contact: 543-6988.
at Central Coast Gymnastics, 21
Zaca Lane, #100, San Luis Obispo. Morro Bay Museum of Natural History
Traditional and adaptive toys for offers Adventures With Nature &
children with all types of disabilities Mind Walks. Find the schedule at:
to check out. In-home appointments www.ccnha.org/naturewalks.html.
available. Cost: free! Contact: 547- Central Coast Commission for Senior
1914 or www.jackshelpinghand.org.
Citizens offers many free services:
Senior Connection - connecting
callers with local resources; HICAP
(Health Insurance Counseling and
Advocacy Program) one on one
Medicare assistance, advise and
referrals for long term care, and
help with billing / appeals; Vial of Life
magnetized containers with medical
information; a Senior Resource
Directory for SLO and SB counties,
and much more. Contact: 925-9554
Every FRI at 7:00 pm: Senior Ballroom
or www.centralcoastseniors.org.
Dancing at Madonna Inn. If you are
a senior (single or attached) and like Hospice of San Luis Obispo County
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. Inhome appointments also available.
Cost-free! Contact: 547-1914 or www.
jackshelpinghand.org.

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July 2015

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.

sponsors guest speakers and public
programs. Find events, weather
updates, and resources at: www.
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
Volunteer as a Good Neighbor! parentparticipation.org.
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.
Volunteer at San Luis Obispo Museum
of Art! Stop by at 1010 Broad St
(Mission Plaza) or email volunteer@
sloma.org.

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

San Luis Obispo Senior Center offers
health screening, legal services,
meals, exercise, bridge, and bingo
at 1445 Santa Rosa St. Contact: 7817306.

Suicide Prevention
Mental Health and
Emotional Support

Central Coast Astronomical Society
sponsors a Dark Sky Star Party every
month at Santa Margarita Lake
KOA Campground at sunset. CCAS

www.centralcoastfamily.com

Free
Confidential
24 hours of every day
A program of Transitions Mental Health Association

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Local Resources

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 in our region. For more
information on independent and religious schools, go to: cde.ca.gov/
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 their own pace. Online
schooling is aligned with California
state standards. Teacher support as
needed, meetings and work samples
required quarterly. Contact: (866)
339-6790, 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.
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.
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.
Summit Academy charter school
serves K-12 grades, and provides

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days per week. Contact: 929-6878.
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.
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
or sloclassicalacademy.com.

Wishing Well School in Los Osos
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
personalized home-based learning model. Contact: 235-4401.
that fosters investigation, skill Children’s
House
Montessori
development and creativity, and School in Atascadero strives to help
lifelong curiosity. Contact: (818) 450- each child reach his/her greatest
9810 or summitacademyca.org.
potential, by embracing learning
and appreciating and respecting
Nature Based Schools
the world. Contact: 466-5068 or
SLOWanders. Offering nature-based childrenshouse.cc.
education in SLO County. Programs Montessori Children’s School in San
include wilderness living skills, Luis Obispo seeks to inspire a passion
naturalist studies, wildlife tracking, for excellence, to nurture curiosity,
awareness skills, and rites-of-passage creativity and imagination, and to
customized for after-school, home- awaken the human spirit of every
school, and personal one-on-one child. Ages 3-12. Contact: 544-6691
mentoring. Weekend workshops or montessoriofslo.com.
for adults. Contact: 215-0595 or
slowanders.com.
Central Coast Montessori School in
Morro Bay offers a rich, individualized
Outside Now. Summer, after-school, academic environment to promote
and private nature-based education independence and optimum scholastic
in SLO County. Contact: 541-9900 or achievement. Contact: 772-9317 or
outsidenow.org.
centralcoastmontessori.com.
Coyote Road Regional School. Heritage Montessori Preschool
Natural Science and Outdoor in San Luis Obispo provides an
Education. Contact: 466-4550 or enriching and loving environment in
coyoteroadschool.com.
a beautiful country setting. Waldorf
and Montessori based for ages 2.5-5
Independent Schools
years. Contact: 235-5589.
Central Coast International School. Academics and More is a Homeschool
Inquiry-based, small class, International Helper class for 7th-8th grade at
Baccalaureate (IB) candidate school
Ludwick Community Center in SLO.
serving grades 1-8 in SLO. One tablet
computer per child. Spanish and Offered in partnership with City of
Mandarin taught weekly. Strong SLO, this class includes a convenient
math, sciences, music and arts. Caring cost-effective way for students to
community that nurtures learners. gain access to a tutor, community
involvement, assistance with their
Contact: 858-8054 or ccisslo.com.
school work, time management and
The Laureate School. Project-based, organization skills, and more. Contact:
differentiated learning to develop EarthAdventuresForKids.com.
critical thinking, in arts, technology,
Public Schools
foreign language, and character
development programs.
In San
Luis Obispo. Contact: 544-2141 or Cambria Montessori Learning Center.
Tuition-free public school in Morro
laureateschool.org.
Bay for grades K-6th through the
Clarity Steiner School in Nipomo. Family Partnership Charter School.
Waldorf education for first and Contact: 927-2337, 541-2412 or
second graders. Class meets four familypartnershipschool.com.

July 2015

Santa Maria Joint Union Home School.
Accredited high school program at
Santa Maria Public Library. Interactive
student-parent-teacher partnerships
provide educational resources, a
mentor teacher, and eligibilty for
sports, clubs, and activities. Students
may qualify to enroll in community
college as well as secondary classes.
Contact: 937-2051 x 2761 or x 2762.
Templeton Independent Study
High School. WASC accredited.
Weekly meeting with teacher.
Opportunity for early graduation
and concurrent Cuesta College
enrollment. In Templeton and SLO
at Los Ranchos Elementary School.
Contact 434-5833 or tae.tusd.
ca.schoolloop.com/tishs.
Trivium Charter Schools in Lompoc,
Santa Maria, and Arroyo Grande
offer a hybrid program of classical
project-based classes 2 days per
week and homeschool 3 days
per week. Contact: 489-7474 or
triviumcharter.org.
West Mall Alternative School.
Independent Study Home School
in Atascadero. Contact: 462-4238
or
edline.net/pages/West_Mall_
Alternative.
Paso Robles Joint Unified School
District Home School & Independent
Study Program serves K-8th grade.
Students and parents work one-onone with teachers, receive lesson
plans, textbooks, and teachers’
editions for all subjects. Classes,
enrichment activities, and field trips
are also offered. Contact: 769-1675.
Homeschool Organizations
California Homeschool Network is
a statewide grassroots organization
to protect 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
interaction and field trips: groups.
yahoo.com/group/Homeschoolers_of_
the_Central_Coast.
Santa Maria Inclusive Learners.
A Yahoo! group offering free
homeschool
enrichment
and
support: groups.yahoo.com/group/
santa_maria_inclusive_learners.
Templeton Unified School District
K-8 Home Schooling program.
Contact: 434-5840 or tae.tusd.ca.
schoolloop.com.
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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For students entering 5th-9th grade in Fall 2015
Session I: M-Th, June 15-July 1
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Summer Jazz workshop
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