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Central Coast March 2017

Family

Inside
Getting Out .......................... 2

Wellness ................................... 4

Library Voice ...................... 6

Fun & Games ...................... 8

Education ............................... 10

Local History ....................... 12

Wordmonger ...................... 14

Calendar .................................. 17

Family Events ..................... 18

Local Resources .............. 20

Alternative Education ... 22

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Getting Out by Barbara Biles

Abuse Prevention Month. 

Children’s Day in the Plaza
with Passport to the Arts will
bring children and families to
the Mission Plaza for a day of
hands-on visual, literary and
performing arts activities,
through engagement booths
provided by community
organizations and companies
that provide learning
opportunities to children,
as well as spectacular youth
performances. 

C h i l d re n ’s D a y i n t h e P l a z a The partnership with ARTS
Obispo’s Passport to the Arts
and community support will
39th Annual SLO the Plaza on Saturday, April 8, This is an opportunity to bring
allow children and families
Children’s Day in the Plaza 2017 in Mission Plaza at Chorro education, fun and families
the opportunity to discover
Saturday, April 8, 2017 and Monterey Streets in San together and to share news
creativity, individuality, about resources.  Mark your
10:00 am - 3:00 pm Luis Obispo. 
diversity, and the arts while calendar to save the date!
exploring community resources. 
San Luis Obispo County Child Care This event is held every year
Planning Council will host the to celebrate April as National For more information about Over 2,500 children and adults
39th Annual Children’s Day in Month of the Child, and Child how you can get involved, participate each year, and
please contact the San Luis everyone is invited to be a part
Obispo County Child Care of this amazing event.
Children’s Day in the Plaza
Cover Photo: © Nicole Boughton Photography
nicoleboughtonphotography.com
Bring the whole family to San
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Getting Out

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Wellness
treated by the use of a medication Here is what researchers found:

Vitamin D that increases liver metabolism,
thus lowering bilirubin levels.
Another effective treatment
The average 25(OH)D levels of
newborns and their mothers were

Status &
not significantly associated with
for jaundice is phototherapy. bilirubin status.
Researchers discovered that
exposing infants to UV, green The body mass index (BMI) of

Newborn and blue light results in a
conformational change of the
bilirubin, enabling the compound
mothers of jaundiced infants was
significantly higher than mothers
of healthy neonates (p = 0.041).

Jaundice to be excreted.
Although UV light has shown to
improve jaundice in infants, fear
The average vitamin D status
among jaundiced newborns was 10
ng/ml lower compared to controls
by John J. Cannell, MD
(p < 0.05).
of skin cancer has resulted in many
physicians opting to use narrow The researchers concluded,
A recent case-control study develop jaundice within the first band blue light therapy. However,
“Newborn vitamin D levels were
found that low vitamin D levels 10 days of life. blue light does not result in the significantly lower in jaundiced
were associated with jaundice When jaundice occurs, the infant’s production of vitamin D.
among newborns. Newborns skin and eyes develop a yellowish cases compared with those
develop jaundice when excessive appearance. Infants may become Vitamin D has been proven to play in the non-jaundiced healthy
bilirubin is present in the blood. lethargic, potentially interfering a crucial role in maternal and fetal groups, which may reveal an
Bilirubin is a yellow compound with feeding. Because bilirubin development. Since liver tissue is association between indirect
that is formed in the liver due can penetrate the blood-brain responsible for the first step of hyperbilirubinemia and serum
to the destruction of aged red barrier, severe cases may cause vitamin D activation in the body vitamin D levels.”
blood cells. Approximately permanent brain damage. and the creation and conversion As always, it is important to state
50% of full-term newborns and of bilirubin, researchers have the study’s limitations. Due to the
about 80% of preterm infants Neonatal jaundice is typically hypothesized that vitamin D observational design of the study,
status may be associated with researchers were unable to prove
the development of jaundice in a causal relationship between
newborns. vitamin D status and jaundice
One study to date has evaluated among newborns. Furthermore,
the relationship between vitamin the small sample size and short
D status and jaundice in healthy study duration decreased the
full-term infants, suggesting that strength of the findings.
a correlation exists between The researchers stated,
infantile vitamin D levels and
jaundice. “The findings of this study
need to be confirmed by future
In an effort to further validate research, including studies with
these findings, researchers larger sample size and repetition
recently conducted a case-control of vitamin D measurements with
study. Infants were excluded a follow-up until the age of 15
from the study if they developed days, when jaundice is resolved,
jaundice from pathological causes and before starting vitamin D
(such as infection), if they had a supplementation.”
history of asphyxia, or were born
with congenital abnormalities.
If mothers had a history of liver Sturges, M. & Cannell, JJ. Vitamin D status
or kidney disorders, gestational associated with jaundice in newborns. The
diabetes, or hypertension and Vitamin D Council Blog & Newsletter, 2017.
used anticonvulsant medication,
Source: Aletayeb, S. et al. Comparison
they were excluded from research.
between maternal and neonatal serum
A total of 30 newborns between vitamin D levels in term jaundiced and
2 – 10 days old with jaundice nonjaundiced cases. Science Direct, 2016.
and 30 healthy non-jaundiced
newborns and their mothers from
John Cannell, MD has over 35 years of
a teaching children’s hospital in
clinical experience. He is board certified
southwestern Iran were included by the American Academy of Psychiatry
in the study. The researchers and Neurology and obtained his MD
obtained maternal and neonatal degree from the University of North
blood samples to measure serum Carolina School of Medicine. Dr. Cannell
has published 17 scientific papers in peer-
bilirubin levels, liver and kidney reviewed medical literature; three of his
function, parathyroid hormone papers are the most cited papers in the
levels, and 25(OH)D status. history of their respective journals.

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Library Voice

March In
by Rebecca Juretic

This year’s sale boasts the most Barbara Baltimore.
children’s books in the history of
the sale. Especially numerous are Library Youth Services Coordinator
the teen and young adult books. Margaret Kensinger-Klopfer said
All-in-all, there will be over 15,000 that the County Library’s Spanish
books to choose from, offered language collections need to
at $1 per $1 per inch. Audio visual be refreshed, updated and
The Newly Renovated San Luis system, and radio-frequency items will be sold at $1 each. expanded. “Given the County’s
Obispo Library Reopens March 4! identification on all library demographics, we want to use
materials to make checkout easier Dates and times for the Book Sale this grant to better meet the
County Public Libraries, always and faster. are as follows: needs of our community,” said
a fantastic resource for families,
Kensinger-Klopfer. She noted
are rolling out improvements and Library support services have Thursday, March 2 6:00–9:00 pm
that 21 percent of San Luis Obispo
events this month that will help moved to the first floor, dedicating
County’s residents are Latino and
them better serve book lovers of 3,000 square feet of space on the (Members only with memberships
of those 12 percent speak only
all ages. Here is a preview of what third floor to adult nonfiction sold at the door)
Spanish in the home.
to expect. After a five month and reference materials. The first
Friday, March 3 10:00 am–5:00 pm
closure, the San Luis Obispo floor of the library will feature Two-thirds of the funds will go
Library will reopen on Saturday, a café style ambiance with new Saturday, March 4 9:00 am–2:00 pm toward children’s books and
March 4 with a host of new public books, music, movies, and seating the other one-third will be used
spaces and amenities.  to encourage interactions among There is an excellent selection of to purchase adult fiction and
visitors. Special Price Books, which are non-fiction. The books will be
Families will enjoy the new, rare or unusual titles of interest distributed to all fifteen library
expanded second-level children’s Two new group rooms furnished to the collector or specialist. This
branches. For more information
area with 500 extra square feet with digital displays and seating includes numerous rare children’s
on the Foundation, or to make a
of space dedicated to story for six people will be available for books that would make excellent
program donation, go to www.
time, brain-play, and a craft public use. One group room will keepsakes for a family library.
slolibraryfoundation.org.
lab for Science, Technology, feature a “creative lab” equipped
Engineering, Art and Math with advanced editing software In the past 37 years of the sale,
Rebecca Juretic is a freelance writer and Public
(STEAM) programming. The such as Adobe Photoshop and over $300,000 has been raised Relations Consultant for the San Luis Obispo
space is designed to be “brighter, Adobe Premiere, and recording for materials, programs and County Libraries. Rebecca can be reached at:
more inviting, and more open,” equipment available for public improvements at the San Luis juretic@sbcglobal.net.
said SLO County Library Director use. Obispo Library, including the
Christopher Barnickel. Library’s recent renovation.
Many maintenance projects
A new family lounge in the have also been completed at the For more information on the Book
children’s area will have Library, half of which were funded Sale or Friends of the SLO Library,
convenient family restrooms and by the City of San Luis Obispo. visit www.slofol.org.
space for parents to meet and
work while children are browsing SLO Friends of the Library Book More Spanish Language
the collection. A new 700 sq. ft. Sale on March 2-4! Materials Arriving!
“teen space” will have movable
furniture, gaming and project The Friends of the Library thAnnual Both children and adults will
workspace to encourage meeting Book Sale, now in its 38 year, soon find a greater selection of
and interaction. is a highly-anticipated event for Spanish language books, thanks
families who are looking to pick to a $10,000 grant from the
Other new features include areas up bargain-priced entertainment, Foundation for San Luis Obispo
for patrons to charge mobile such as books, audio books, music County Public Libraries. The grant
devices, self-checkout machines, CDs, DVDs, games, fiction and non is made possible by a generous
a new automated material sorting fiction material, and vinyl LPs. bequest to the Foundation by Ms.

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MBHS Pirate Players present the
Theatre for Young Audiences musical of the Roald Dahl classic

James Giant Peach and
the
Words and music by Benj Pasek and Justin Paul
Book by Timothy Allen McDonald

Thursday, March 30
Friday, March 31
Saturday, April 1
at 7:00 pm
Morro Bay High School
235 Atascadero Road, Morro Bay

Student
$8 with ASB

General
$9 Admission

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Fun & Games Jack’s Jokes
Leprechaun Spot the Differences Why do bees hummm? They don’t know the words!

Why don’t bears wear socks? They like to walk in bear feet!

What happens if you get a gigabyte? It megahertz!

What is unique about a goose? It grows down as it grows up!

Spring Flower
Word
Search

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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Education
Learning Disabilities
If you suspect that your child has stages as well as discussions
a learning disability (LD), don’t you’ve had with school personnel
despair. With early recognition and other professionals. Through
and targeted intervention, this process you’ll start to
children with LD can achieve develop a keen awareness of your
as well as other children do. child’s ability to learn, study, do
Students whose LD is identified homework and finish the tasks
and addressed in elementary that are assigned.
school may have the best chance
at academic success, but it is Share Your Concerns: Explain to
never too late. your child’s teacher what you’re
concerned about, and ask what
Fortunately, not every child who she’s observed in your child’s education or go through formal • Parent and child interviews
struggles in school has a learning academic performance and diagnostic testing. Depending on
disability. For example, common interactions with peers. Together the school, such a team might • Direct classroom observation
reasons for reading problems in you may come up with strategies be called a student study team,
young children are insufficient to try in the classroom and at home teacher assistance team, or child • Review of a child’s educational
reading practice and a lack of to support your child’s learning study team. and medical history
background knowledge. This type and behavior needs. Honest and
Another common approach is a • A series of tests that help
of learning difficulty can often be open communication, together
research-based method known as identify a child’s strengths and
remediated without the need for with some creative thinking and
Response to Intervention (RTI). weaknesses
special education services. flexibility in planning, can go a
long way toward discovering how RTI is a way to help all students
succeed, including struggling • Information gathering with
However, it’s critical that you best to address your child’s unique
learners. Teachers provide teachers and professionals
are proactive about your child’s needs. Working closely with you,
interventions as soon as students who work with a child
learning difficulties. The sooner the teacher can help you identify
you address your child’s struggles, available school resources and show signs of difficulties. When
the sooner he or she can receive students are allowed to fail, Public schools administer this
methods to pinpoint and address
appropriate support. they get further and further type of evaluation at no charge to
your child’s special needs.
behind, making it more and more its students and to children who
Here are important steps you can Pinpoint Learning Problems: difficult to get them back on live in the district, whether or not
take to work with teachers and Before referring a student for grade level. By helping students they attend a public school. Either
other professionals to find out if a formal special education early, schools can keep every you or your child’s school can
your child has LD and ensure that evaluation, many schools try student on grade level and on request such an evaluation, but
he or she gets the necessary help alternative methods to pinpoint track to graduate. The manner in it can only be conducted with a
to succeed in school. and address a student’s learning which states and school districts parent’s written consent.
problems. If you feel your child is implement RTI varies greatly,
Collect Information: Gathering struggling in school, speak up and so be sure to check with your If your child attends a private
and organizing information request that the school consider state or local school district for school, you may need to hire and
about your child’s academic one of the following approaches. additional information about RTI pay for a private evaluator, but
development will help you monitor in your child’s school. Note: The talk to your school administrator
progress over time. (Because An approach that is often used RTI process is sometimes called to learn what options are available
having LD can also affect a child’s to help struggling students is Responsiveness to Intervention through the school. Special
social skills, make notes about pre-referral intervention. In this or Multi-Tier System of Support education services (as defined by
his relationships and friendships approach, a team made up of (MTSS) depending on the state or federal law) are neither required
as well.) To track the patterns of teachers, a school psychologist, school district. nor funded at private schools.
your child’s development, mark and other school personnel is
the dates of the notes you keep. established to brainstorm and Formal Educational Evaluation:
suggest educational procedures After a pre-referral or RTI The second part of this article
(addressing your legal rights and
In addition to keeping your own and practices that a student’s approach has been used, you
procedures to help students with
notes, be sure to maintain a file teacher might implement to and/or your child’s school may LD) will be published next month.
of all school-generated reports, help that child in his or her decide that more information is For more information about LD,
including standardized test regular education classroom. If needed to understand how best visit www.ncld.org.
results, report cards, progress the teacher uses the suggested to meet your child’s needs. If so,
reports and written comments procedures and they are a comprehensive educational
from teachers. Also keep a record successful, the child may not evaluation can be conducted. A Excerpted with permission. © 2016 The
of what you observe at different need to be referred for special formal evaluation can include: National Center for Learning Disabilities Inc.

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Local History Monterey Street is getting a makeover.
Buildings are being renovated and the

Morro Bay Stacks
parking lots are being dug up.

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The ocean water would be used power plant started with just one
to cool down the giant turbine huge 450 foot stack. The other
generators and the location was two stacks were added as the
great for oil tankers to unload fuel power plant expanded.
to turn the generators.
Many people were hired to work
Morro Bay has many beautiful the height of the stacks. The Several different kinds of for the Bechtel Corporation, who
areas to visit and several different stacks are about 450 feet tall, just buildings were built on the 140 had the contract to build the plant.
landmarks that can be recognized in case you were wondering. acres of land. One building was There are still people in Morro Bay
by ground, air, and sea. The the power house that would hold who remember working on the
Several years ago, I was lucky the two giant generators. I have power plant. Bechtel even hired
landmark that made headlines in
enough to buy a personal seen several great pictures of the fishermen to build frames on their
the month of February includes
collection of photos that were generators being towed to the boats to do sounding checks in
those three “stacks” that have
taken in 1953, when construction location. The History Center in the bay to discover the depth of
been part of the horizon for well
of the power plant was well San Luis Obispo has many great all areas of the bay. One of the
over 50 years. Dynegy officially
underway. The story of the power pictures and stories chronicling best pictures I have is taken from
shut down the Morro Bay power
plant really started back in 1949, the trip to Morro Bay. the top of Morro Rock and shows
plant on February 4, 2014. Some
when San Luis Obispo County the construction in full swing. I
people were sad and some have The story I enjoy the most is about
bought the area that was once a am happy to share several other
been waiting for years to see the the crew of about 60 men who
Navy base. Yes, believe it or not, pictures that show workers and
stacks taken down. were working to lay down large
Morro Bay once had a Naval Base construction underway.
I taught in Morro Bay for many during World War II (but that’s wooden planks that were about
years and the stacks were part another story). The area that the 20 feet long, 12 inches wide, and 3 The citizens of Morro Bay are
of the scenery on my drive to county purchased was divided inches thick in front of the trucks now wondering what to do with
work. I would take students on into sections, and Pacific Gas and that were towing the generators. the closed plant. I will offer two
a walking field trip down to the Electric bought a portion of land The trucks rode over the planks ideas. One idea is to create a park
Rock from Morro Elementary and where the power plant would be and men would lift the planks with a world-class aquarium, like
the kids would always stare up at built. The area was about 140 with cranes as and bring them to in Monterey. The other idea is
the stacks and someone would acres and it was a perfect site the front of the truck. The truck to develop a desalinization plant
inevitably wonder out loud about to build a steam electric plant. would move forward, and they using the equipment already in
would repeat the process. That the ground.
continued for days until they
My pictures show that there is a
finally got them down to the site.
lot of building that is underground
By the end, the planks were almost
and possibly could be converted
in splinters from the weight of the
to provide fresh water for our
generators driving across them
county. I would rather have a
many, many times. The workers world-class aquarium, but we
had to do this for about nine miles sure could use the water.
from the highway to the bay,
which took about eight days. Aren’t we lucky to live in an area
where you can drive a few miles
There was also a seawater intake and visit a great place like Morro
building that sucked in water Bay?
from the ocean and an area that
would discharge water back into
the bay. There were fuel tanks, Guy Crabb teaches at Charles E. Teach
a boiler furnace that was 139 Elementary School in San Luis Obispo. He
graduated from Cal Poly SLO and has been
feet high, marine fuel line areas, teaching for over 30 years. Guy was selected
and a switchyard, which sent as San Luis Coastal Unified School District
Teacher of the Year for 2006-2007. Reach him
the electricity to customers. The at crabbx5@charter.net.

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Education
meaning to throw away. Born of the idea that folks who
The word pitch appeared with couldn’t function in society due
uncertain parentage in the 1200s, to apparent lack of mental ability
meaning to set upright. We see tended to stay to themselves, idiot
came to English in the early 1300s
CS Perryess
this sense of the word today in
the phrase to pitch a tent. It seems through Latin and Old French. An

writes that to pitch a tent, one needed to idiom is a figure of speech peculiar
accurately strike the tent stakes. to a particular group of people.

about words By the late 1300s, that sense of
accuracy appears to have given
Idiom came to English through
Greek and Latin in the 1500s. The
pitch its new meaning of to throw. fact that we cling to our idioms
IN THE FAMILY WAY? language from uncertain northern as something that defines us
Pitch has any number of other
The Victorian age is infamous European sources. Here are a few. appears to have contributed to
meanings worthy of another post.
for its euphemisms. The mere The verb throw appeared in the existence of this word
Toss showed up in the 1400s
suggestion that people had body English in the 1300s from the Old ALTERNATIVE FACTS
from an uncertain, though likely
parts or employed these body English word þrawan (that first
Norwegian source. Originally, toss Alternative facts are getting
parts was considered beyond character sounds like th). Initially,
referred to the sudden throwing a lot of play these days. It
rude. Add Victorianism to the it meant to twist, turn or curl.
of an object. By the early 1700s, shouldn’t surprise us that the
prudism of 1800s America (and It wasn’t until the 1500s that it
one could toss a salad, and by the term alternative facts can be
beyond), and the euphemisms get began meaning to hurl. Though
late 1700s, one could toss a coin. alternatively understood, since
curiouser and curiouser. nobody’s certain of the source of
WE OURSELVES over time both words have had
A significant euphemism-creation this meaning, some etymologists
varied meanings.
challenge revolved around the believe it had to do with the fact Imagine a word used to refer
that a spinning object (like a to oneself in the plural; sort of a The adjective alternative grew out
discussion of pregnancy, which
football or bullet) can be thrown we-meets-ourselves word. Today, of the Latin word alter, to change
- one might say - gave birth to
more precisely than a non- etymologists write the word or make something different. Its
euphemistic brilliance.
spinning object. *s(w)e-. This Proto-Indo-European origin is the Proto-Indo-European
Here’s a short list of ways people word *al-, which meant beyond.
An unspecified Germanic term word gave birth to a fascinating
once avoided the apparent Alternative showed up in English
gave us the word hurl in the and diverse collection of words
indecency of pregnancy.   in the 1580s, meaning offering one
1200s, though it originally meant that all relate back to the idea of
enceinte (late 1700s) we/ourselves. or the other of two.
collision. By the 1300s, though,
in the family way (1796) hurl acquired the meaning to When used in rhetoric during
The word self came to us through
poisoned (early 1800s) throw. Hurl is related to both Proto-Germanic back when folks the 1600s, alternative meant a
expecting (1817) hurtle and hurry. were speaking Old English. Some proposition of two statements,
anticipating Lob appears to have come into time during its stay in Germanic the acceptance of one implying the
bow-windowed being as a noun during Old languages it appears to have rejection of the other. By 1970,
English and originally referred lost its plural, inclusive nature. alternative picked up the meaning
having a blessed event
to something lumpish, heavy Another word from this source purporting to be a superior choice
in a delicate condition (1780s) to what is in general use.
or floppy. It’s unclear how lob is secret, which appeared in
in an interesting condition (1748)
morphed into a verb meaning to English in the 1300s, through Latin The noun fact came from the
confined words meaning private, set apart, Medieval Latin word factum,
throw slowly or gently in bowling
blossoming in the 1800s. Soon afterward, lob withdrawn, or on one’s own. which translates literally to thing
indisposed was applied to the game of tennis Sullen made its way to English done. As time passed, Medieval
eating for two and the use of artillery. through Anglo-French. Initially Latin became Latin, and factum
carrying Fling probably made its way to meaning by oneself, alone (in came to mean event, occurrence,
In a nod to our prudish roots, we English through Old Norse word Middle English), sullen didn’t deed, or achievement. When it
modern Americans have come up meaning to flog from a Proto- pick up the meaning morose made its way to English as fact in
with some of our own: Indo-European word meaning to until the late 1300s. The word the 1530s, it meant anything done,
strike. This Proto-Indo-European swami appeared in English in the though in usage, the anything
back trouble (Women’s Army
word also gave us the word 1700s through Hindi. Swami, now done to which the word fact
Corps during WWII)
plague. It wasn’t until the 1300s meaning Hindu religious teacher, referred was usually an evil deed.
having a bun in the oven (1951)
that fling meant to throw. originally meant one’s own or our Grist for the mill, eh?
in the pudding club
In the 1560s, an Anglo-French own master.
under construction Big thanks to sources: Phrases.org, Ralph
word made its way into English Sibling came to us via Proto- Keyes’s Euphemania (Little Brown, 2010),
buying sardine and pickle futures
as jetsam, the act of throwing Germanic and Old English. Etymonline, Wordnik, Merriam-Webster, and
TO THROW goods overboard to lighten a ship’s Linguists consider sibling an
The OED.

English gives us many ways to load. By 1848. jetsam morphed “enlargement” of the root *s(w)e.
CS Perryess writes for teens, narrates audio
express the action of throwing. into jettison and meant to throw And though they appear nothing books, and ponders the wonder of words in a
Oddly, most of these words seem overboard. Soon afterward, like their relatives, the words idiot foggy little town on California’s central coast.
Find much more at csperryess.blogspot.com,
to have been thrown into our it picked up the generalized and idiom also came from *s(w)e-. or reach him at csperryess@gmail.com.

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March 2017 Free Ongoing Events
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3:00-6:00pm AT Sunken Gardens 6:00-9:00pm Downtown SLO 2:30-5:30pm Cambria Main St Vets Hall 9:00am-1:00pm Paso Downtown Park
DOC BURNSTEIN’S READING LAB 5:00-8:00pm Pismo, Main St & Dolliver 9:00am-1:00pm Shell Bch Dinosaur Caves
3:30-4:15pm AG LIBRARY STORYTIME: 10:00 MB, LIBRARY STORYTIME: 10:30 LO
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10:30 AG, 11:00 NI AG,10:30 LO, 11:00 CAY, 11:30 SMG 2:30-6:00pm Morro Bay 800 Main St
March is: LIBRARY STORYTIME: 11:00 AG
SLO CO GENEALOGICAL SOCIETY
American Red Cross Month peanut butter read across 1st SAT 12:30am IOOF Hall SLO
Irish-American Heritage Month lover’s day america DAY
Flower:
Woman’s History Month
Daffodil or Narcissus share a smile
Music in our Schools Month national
day Dr. Seuss’
National Nutrition Month national salesperson DAY
National Craft Month Birthday anthem DAY
national pig DAY (Born in 1904)
Youth Art Month (Star Spangled Banner adopted in 1931)

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LIBRARY STORYTIME: 10:10 SLO 12:30-4:30pm Santa Maria Town Ctr 2:30-5:00pm Spencers Morro Bay 2:30-5:30pm Cambria Main St Vets Hall 9:00am-12:30pm Templeton City Park
3:00-6:00pm AT Sunken Gardens 6:00-9:00pm Downtown SLO LIBRARY STORYTIME: 10:30 LO 9:00am-1:00pm Paso Downtown Park
DOC BURNSTEIN’S READING LAB 5:00-8:00pm Pismo, Main St & Dolliver 9:00am-1:00pm Shell Bch Dinosaur Caves
3:30-4:15pm AG LIBRARY STORYTIME: 10:00 MB,
LIBRARY STORYTIME: 10:30 AT, 10:10 SLO, 10:15 CAM,10:30 AT, 10:30 12:00-2:30pm AG Village Gazebo
Da Vinci 10:30 AG, 11:00 NI AG,10:30 LO, 11:00 CAY, 11:30 SMG 2:30-6:00pm Morro Bay 800 Main St
invented international DAY LIBRARY STORYTIME: 11:00 AG
the of awesomeness
parachute no smoking DAY
(in 1485) Barbie’s birthday first basketball
first paper money
(Introduced in 1959) issued (In 1862) game (In 1892)

dentist day

Michelango’s
birthday international
(Born in 1475) women’s DAY

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LIBRARY STORYTIME: 10:10 SLO 12:30-4:30pm Santa Maria Town Ctr 2:30-5:00pm Spencers Morro Bay 2:30-5:30pm Cambria Main St Vets Hall 9:00am-12:30pm Templeton City Park
3:00-6:00pm AT Sunken Gardens 6:00-9:00pm Downtown SLO LIBRARY STORYTIME: 10:30 LO 9:00am-1:00pm Paso Downtown Park
DOC BURNSTEIN’S READING LAB 5:00-8:00pm Pismo, Main St & Dolliver 9:00am-1:00pm Shell Bch Dinosaur Caves
3:30-4:15pm AG LIBRARY STORYTIME: 10:00 MB,
LIBRARY STORYTIME: 10:30 AT, 10:10 SLO, 10:15 CAM,10:30 AT, 10:30 12:00-2:30pm AG Village Gazebo
daylight saving 10:30 AG, 11:00 NI AG,10:30 LO, 11:00 CAY, 11:30 SMG 2:30-6:00pm Morro Bay 800 Main St
time begins LIBRARY STORYTIME: 11:00 AG
(Spring forward 1 hour)
1st space walk (In 1965)
ides of march
girl scout day everything you
(Founded in 1912) do is right Day

albert einstein’s
Birthday (Born in 1879) freedom of
FULL MOON information St. patrick’s day
National Pi Day π DAY

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LIBRARY STORYTIME: 10:10 SLO 12:30-4:30pm Santa Maria Town Ctr 2:30-5:00pm Spencers Morro Bay 2:30-5:30pm Cambria Main St Vets Hall 9:00am-12:30pm Templeton City Park
3:00-6:00pm AT Sunken Gardens 6:00-9:00pm Downtown SLO LIBRARY STORYTIME: 10:30 LO 9:00am-1:00pm Paso Downtown Park
DOC BURNSTEIN’S READING LAB 5:00-8:00pm Pismo, Main St & Dolliver 9:00am-1:00pm Shell Bch Dinosaur Caves
3:30-4:15pm AG LIBRARY STORYTIME: 10:00 MB,
LIBRARY STORYTIME: 10:30 AT, 10:10 SLO, 10:15 CAM,10:30 AT, 10:30 12:00-2:30pm AG Village Gazebo
national first day 10:30 AG, 11:00 NI AG,10:30 LO, 11:00 CAY, 11:30 SMG 2:30-6:00pm Morro Bay 800 Main St
quilting day of spring! LIBRARY STORYTIME: 11:00 AG

swallow’s national
return day teenagers day
toast day
national pancakes 1st made
single parent’s goof off day (In New York City in 1882)
day

national
children’s harry houdini’s
sing out day
poetry day Birthday (Born in 1874)

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LIBRARY STORYTIME: 10:10 SLO 12:30-4:30pm Santa Maria Town Ctr 2:30-5:00pm Spencers Morro Bay 2:30-5:30pm Cambria Main St Vets Hall 9:00am-12:30pm Templeton City Park
3:00-6:00pm AT Sunken Gardens 6:00-9:00pm Downtown SLO LIBRARY STORYTIME: 10:30 LO 9:00am-1:00pm Paso Downtown Park
DOC BURNSTEIN’S READING LAB 5:00-8:00pm Pismo, Main St & Dolliver 9:00am-1:00pm Shell Bch Dinosaur Caves
3:30-4:15pm AG LIBRARY STORYTIME: 10:00 MB,
LIBRARY STORYTIME: 10:30 AT, 10:10 SLO, 10:15 CAM,10:30 AT, 10:30 12:00-2:30pm AG Village Gazebo
10:30 AG, 11:00 NI AG,10:30 LO, 11:00 CAY, 11:30 SMG 2:30-6:00pm Morro Bay 800 Main St
If you can’t LIBRARY STORYTIME: 11:00 AG
explain it simply,
pencil with eraser
you don’t patented (In 1858)
understand it
well enough.
~ Albert Einstein
national
make up ‘Joe’ day
your own (Everyone can be called Joe) NEW MOON 1st US map published
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Family Events
SUN JAN 1-MON APR 3 10:00 THU JAN 19-SUN MAR 5 (times
am-4:00 pm: THE WAY WE vary): THE FOREIGNER at The
Make a Difference!
WORE: 100 YEARS OF SLO Great American Melodrama,
COUNTY FASHION at History 1863 Front St, Oceano. A shy (805) 781-3226
Center of SLO, 696 Monterey Englishman just needs to get
St. Clothing made and worn in away from it all, and he finds www.slobigs.org
our county from 1850 to 1900 himself in a rural Georgia fishing
will be on display, exploring lodge. Soon everyone comes to
the intersection between believe that Charlie can’t speak
technology, society, and style. English. What could possibly go
Cost: free. Contact: 543-0638 or wrong? Well, soon he overhears
historycenterslo.org. deep secrets and diabolical
plans, and that’s when the
MON JAN 2-MON FEB 27 2:00- hilarity begins! The Library
5:00 pm: ARCHITECTURAL Vaudeville Revue follows each
TOUR at The Monday Club, show. Cost: $20-27, discounts
1815 Monterey St, SLO. The for groups, seniors, students,
Monday Club of SLO is offering military, and kids. Contact: 489-
free docent-led tours every 2499 or americanmelodrama.
Monday. This is an excellent com.
opportunity to tour one of the
architectural gems of San Luis FRI FEB 17-SUN MAR 12 (times
Obispo. Designed by Hearst vary): GUYS AND DOLLS at SLO
Castle Architect, Julia Morgan. Little Theatre, 888 Morro St. A
Cost: free. Contact: 541-0594 orcouple of big-city gamblers run
themondayclubslo.wildapricot. amok in depression-era Times
org. Square. Cost: $35-75. Contact:
786-2440 or slolittletheatre. SUN FEB 26 at 4:00 pm: 525-1862.
FRI JAN 6-FRI FEB 24 7:00-9:00 org.
GOLDEN DRAGON ACROBATS
pm: PASO ROBLES DANCE at SAT MAR 4 1:00-2:00 pm: GROW
at Christopher Cohan Center, 1
Centennial Park, 600 Nickerson SAT FEB 25 9:00 am-1:00 pm: AMAZING TOMATOES at SLO
Grand Ave, SLO. Bring the whole
Dr. Do you love to dance? Join BOOK SALE at Los Osos Library, Botanical Garden, 3450 Dairy
family to enjoy this amazing
other social dancers every 2075 Palisades. Join us for great Creek Rd. Learn how to grow
Chinese acrobatic touring
Friday night to dance ballroom, bargains at our quarterly book better tomatoes with a Master
company. Cost: $17-34. Contact:
swing, line dance, free-style, sale. Rain cancels. Contact: 525- Gardener; varieties, pests,
756-6556 or calpolyarts.org.
and mixers to DJ tunes. 1862. nutrients and more. 2:00 pm:
Requests welcome. This is a no- THU MAR 2-SAT MAR 4 (times free docent-led tour. Cost: $5
alcohol event. Cost: $95 for 10 SAT FEB 25 at 11:00 am: SQUISHY vary): SLO BOOK SALE at SLO members / $10 non-members.
admissions. Contact: 835-2076. CIRCUITS at Los Osos Library, Veteran’s Memorial, 801 Grand Contact: slobg.org/tomato or
2075 Palisades. Design your own
Ave. THU 6:00-9:00 pm, FRI 541-1400 x 303.
amazing creations that light up
10:00 am-5:00 pm, and SAT 9:00
using insulating and conductive SUN MAR 5 at 3:00 pm:
am-2:00 pm. Peruse over 20,000
play dough. Ages 8-17. Limited CANZONA SPRING CONCERT:
books at $1 per inch and 5,000
space, registration required. Life is a Song. Sing It! at Mission
audio-visual items (including
Part of Experiment at Your San Luis Obispo de Tolosa,
vinyl LPs) at $.50-$1. Collectible
Library. Cost: free. Contact: 525- 751 Palm St. Life surprises us
books will be special-priced.
1862. at every turn, and Canzona
Proceeds benefit SLO Library.
contemplates life’s passages
SAT FEB 25 at 8:00 pm: CAL POLY Contact: 544-3033 or slofol.org.
in this afternoon of music.
JUST JAZZ CONCERT at the Cal
THU MAR 2 at 6:30 pm: STAR Canzona welcomes director
Poly Performing Arts Center,
PARTY at Los Osos Library, Colleen Chester and SLO High
1 Grand Ave, SLO. Cal Poly’s
2075 Palisades. View the School Concert Choir in this
University Jazz Bands program
night sky through a gigantic vocal collaboration celebrating
combines the professionalism
telescope with the Central women’s voices. Cost: $25
of a working big band with the
Coast Astronomical Society. presale, $30 at door, $10
academic rigor of cutting-edge
Held in the parking lot, so dress
students. Contact: lifeisasong.
big band repertoire. Cost: $9-
warmly. An indoor program is brownpapertickets.com.
14. Contact: 756-4849 or music.
planned in case of inclement
calpoly.edu/calendar/jazz.
weather. Cost: free. Contact: MON MAR 6 10:00 am-12:00 pm:
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MBHS Pirate Players present the
Theatre for Young Audiences musical of the Roald Dahl classic
Family Events
Spanos Theatre, 1 Grand Ave, APR 1 at 7:00 pm: JAMES AND

James Giant Peach and
the
Words and music by Benj Pasek and Justin Paul
San Luis Obispo. Comedy show
featuring Charle Phoenix’
mid-century era Kodachrome
THE GIANT PEACH musical at
Morro Bay High School, 235
Atascadero Rd. Enjoy Roald
Book by Timothy Allen McDonald slides of the theme park. Cost: Dahl’s fantastical tale of a boy,
$31-39. Contact: 756-6556 or his insect friends, and their
Thursday, March 30 calpolyarts.org. amazing journey across the
Friday, March 31 ocean on a giant piece of fruit.
THU MAR 16 at 7:30pm: ALTON This delightfully offbeat musical
Saturday, April 1 BROWN LIVE: EAT YOUR adaptation will delight the
at 7:00 pm SCIENCE! at Cohan Center, 1 whole family! Cost: $8/student
Grand Ave, San Luis Obispo. with ASB-$9/general admission.
Morro Bay High School This show combines comedy
and music with daring culinary
Tickets at door. Contact: 771-
1845.
235 Atascadero Road, Morro Bay experiments. Cost: $39.60-$115.
Contact: 756-4849 or pacslo. SAT APR 1 12:00-6:00 pm:
$8 Student org. ROCK N MUSIC FESTIVAL at
with ASB
South Bay Community Center,
General
$9 Admission SAT MAR 25 10:00 am-1:00 pm: 2180 Palisades Ave, Los Osos.
SPRING PLANT SALE Fundraiser Enjoy professional and student
at SLO Botanical Garden, 3450 musicians. Food, wine, beer,
Dairy Creek Rd. Don’t miss this and soda available for purchase.
semi-annual plant sale. Find the Raffles for music related
perfect plants for your yard! prizes. VIP Tables Available. All
Get expert advice and find proceeds benefit LOMS/MBHS
great deals. Cost: varies; tax- Music Programs. Cost: $20-25.
free. Contact: slobg.org/sale or Contact: 528-4169.
MOMMIES & GUPPIES at Central show. Cost: $20-27, discounts 541-1400 x 303.
SAT APR 8 10:00 am-3:00 pm:
Coast Aquarium, 50 San Juan St, for groups, seniors, students,
SUN MAR 26 at 4:00 pm: OFF CHILDREN’S DAY IN THE PLAZA
Avila Beach. This event includes military, and kids. Contact: 489-
THE VINES CONCERT at Cass at Mission Plaza, 989 Chorro
storytime, hands-on animal 2499 or americanmelodrama.
Vineyard and Winery, 7350 Linne St, San Luis Obispo. This 39th
encounters, coloring activities, com.
Rd, Paso Robles. Symphony annual event invites children
and aquarium exploration. For
SAT MAR 11 at 11:00 am: DNA of the Vines presents a central and their families to explore
kids 5 and under. Cost: $5 for
& GENETIC GENEALOGY at Los coast musicians Torsten Juul- creativity, individuality, and
1 child and 1 adult. Members
Osos Library, 2075 Palisades. Borre, piano, Grace Seng, violin, diversity, while having fun and
and kids under 1 are free.
Learn about the study of Jonathan Morgan, viola, Hilary learning about many community
Contact: (805)595-7280 or
genetics and how we can trace Clark, cello, and David George, resources. Cost: free. Contact:
centralcoastaquarium.com.
our genealogy through our bass. Cost: $15-30. Contact: 782-4723.
DNA with presenter Stephen P www.symphonyoftheviness.
THU MAR 9-SUN APR 23 (times org.
Morse. Cost: free. Contact: 525-
vary): WHEN BUTTER CHURNS
1862.
TO GOLD at The Great American THU MAR 30 at 3:00 pm-SUN
Melodrama, 1863 Front St, SAT MAR 11 1:00-2:00 pm: APR 2 at 8:00 pm: VILLAGE
Oceano. A villain (boo!), a hero MYSTERIES OF BIRD MIGRATION BUILDING CONVERGENCE (SLO
(yay!), a heroine (aww!), and at SLO Botanical Garden, sites vary). Get ready for a
trusty sidekicks run amok in 3450 Dairy Creek Rd. Every community building event filled
this musical romp. An orphaned year millions of birds migrate with neighborhood-improving
farm girl, Constance Goodwin, incredible distances. How and permaculture projects, urban
attempts to save the family farm why do they do it? Learn bird organic farming, live music, and
from the villainous Friedrich physiology, behavior, and so much more! All around SLO,
von Fouler. Can our strapping the latest migration research neighbors come together to
hero, Jack Strongfellow, stop with local biologist. 2:00 pm: create community spaces that
the villain in time? Can he save free docent-led tour. Cost: $5 feature public art, gathering
Constance from her ironic fate members / $10 non-members. places, gardens, and natural
and launch her dairy empire? Contact: 541-1400 x 303. buildings. Cost: free. Contact:
Find out in the West Coast cityrepairslo.org/vbc.
premiere of this new musical. SUN MAR 12 at 3:00 pm: - RETRO
Vaudeville Revue follows each DISNEYLAND SLIDE SHOW at THU MAR 30, FRI MAR 31 & SAT

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Local Resources
Every WED 10:00-11:00 am: one legal advice for persons filing Luis Obispo. Enjoy the patio with
Growing With Baby Class at divorces w/o an attorney, and a your family. Bring the kids to
1230 Marsh St, San Luis Obispo. document preparer to assist in play family-friendly games and
Andrea Herron, a pediatric completing court-required forms. drums! Cost: free. Food and craft Feeling hopeless, desperate, or alone?
nurse practitioner and lactation Cost: free. Contact: 788-3418. beer available for sale. Contact: Concerned for someone you care about?
consultant, answers your Every TUE & THU at 1:30 bangthedrumbrewery.com or
questions about feeding, crying, pm: Divorce & Child Support 242-8372.
and sleep for babies 0-10 months. Workshops at SLO Court Support Every FRI 6:00 am-4:00 pm:
Dads are always welcome! Call to Services, 1120 Mill St, Ste A, San Early Bird Flea Market at Santa Suicide Prevention
reserve a spot. Contact: 543-6988. Luis Obispo and Paso Robles Maria Fairpark, 937 S Thornburg Mental Health and
Emotional Support
Every TUE 7:00-9:00 pm & SAT Courthouse, 901 Park St, Paso St. Browse many vendors with Free
2:00-4:00 pm: Basic Safety Class Robles. Help is provided to start antiques, fruits, vegetables, new Confidential
at SLO MakerSpace, 81 S Higuera or respond to a divorce case, or and used items, and more! Cost: 24 hours of every day
St, Ste 160 & 180, San Luis Obispo. request or modify child support, free. Contact: 258-1765.
A program of Transitions Mental Health Association

This course gets you acquainted custody and/or visitation orders. Every THU at 10:15 am: Tiny
with the space and equipment. An overview of the legal process Tunes Music & Movement at 235-2774. Cost: free. Contact:
All are required to take this is followed by time to prepare Music Motive, 3440 S Higuera mkp.org.
class before using any part of forms and ask questions. Cost: St #130, SLO. This parent
the facility. See website for free. Contact: 788-3418. 1st & 3rd THU every month 7:00-
participation program for ages 8:30 pm: Drop-in Dream Group at
specific dates and other classes. 1st & 3rd SAT every month at 2:00 1-5 includes activities based
Cost: free for MakerSpace St. Benedict’s Episcopal Church,
pm: FAMILY MOVIE at Los Osos on music psychology and child 2220 Snowy Egret Ln, Los Osos.
Members and SLO County Library Library, 2075 Palisades Ave. Enjoy development. Cost: $80 per mo.
Cardholders. Contact: 439-2727 or This support group is to share
popcorn and a G/PG movie. Call Contact: 543-0377. dreams and the relationship
slomakerspace.com.
for title. Cost: free. Contact: 528- Every TUE & SAT (by appt only): between dreams and spiritual
Every THU 10:00-11:00 am: La 1862. Partners in Equestrian Therapy in path, using Jungian interpretive
Leche League Mother Support Atascadero offers riding lessons assumptions and language
2nd FRI every month at 3:00
Meetings in North Co, SLO, AG and for special needs children, adults, and Robert Johnson’s book
pm: PAWS TO READ at Los Osos
SM. Breastfeeding and parenting and veterans. Volunteers needed. Inner Work. Cost: free. Contact:
Library, 2075 Palisades Ave. Come
support and information offered. Contact: petslo.com or 235-2787. bobpelfrey@charter.net.
share your stories with adoring
Cost: free. Contact: 242-2294 or
listener Carly. Cost: free. Contact: 2nd FRI every month at 1:00 pm: 3rd WED of every month at 6:30
Facebook.com/lllofslo.
528-1862. Book Group at Cayucos Library, pm: Prepared & Natural Childbirth
MON-THU 8:30-11:30 am: Walk-In 310 B St. Join other readers to Classes at Twin Cities Community
Every WED 3:00-4:00 pm: PAWS
Legal Clinic in 3rd Floor Atrium of discuss whatever you’re reading Hospital, 1220 Las Tablas Rd,
TO READ at Los Osos Library, 2075
Courthouse Annex, 1035 Palm St, and to discover, ponder, and Templeton. This six-series class
Palisades Ave. Read to Berkeley,
San Luis Obispo and Paso Robles share insights about what others addresses all matters of childbirth
Courthouse, 901 Park St, Rm the dog who loves to listen to
children. Cost: free. Contact: 528- are reading. Cost: free. Contact: with a lecture, hands-on demos,
112. Get help with divorce, child 995-3846. and technique practice. Cost:
and spousal support, domestic 1862.
Every THU 6:30-9:30 pm: SLO free. Contact: 434-4654.
violence, guardianship, civil 3rd WED every month at 3:00
harassment, and name or gender pm: KIDS CRAFT at Los Osos Chess Club meets at Carl’s Jr 2nd THU of every month at 6:30
change. Library 2075 Palisades. School on Santa Rosa St, 1 block W of pm: Breastfeeding Basics at Twin
age children make ’n’ take a craft. Foothill, across from Cal-Poly. All Cities Community Hospital, 1100
Every TUE & THU at 1:30 pm: ages. Cost: free. Contact: 441-7210 Las Tablas Rd, Templeton. Learn
Legal Clinic for Self-Represented Cost: free. Contact: 528-1862.
or slochess.com. about practical aspects of feeding
Litigants at the SLO County Every SUN 12:00-4:00 pm: your newborn from a Lactation
Courthouse Law Library, 1050 Family Funday at Bang the Drum Every SAT 10:00 am-2:00 pm: SLO
Chess Club meets at the big board Consultant. Cost: free. Contact:
Monterey St, SLO, #125. One-on- Brewery, 950 Orcutt Rd, San 239-4443.
on Morro Bay Embarcadero at
west end of Morro Bay Blvd (down SLO Special Education Local Plan
the stairs). Cost: free. Contact: Area (SELPA) and Community
441-7210 or slochess.com. Advisory Committee (CAC) offer
parent orientation to special
Mankind Project men’s support
education programs in SLO
group meetings: all issues
County. Contact: 782-7301 or
welcome. Find purpose, mastery,
sloselpa.org/pro_dev.htm.
healthy autonomy, and your life’s
mission and purpose. Gain skills Twin Cities Community Hospital
to change your life or to become Volunteers provide support to
a better husband or dad. Call patients, doctors, and nurses, and
ahead to confirm. 1st & 3rd TUE seek volunteers to work in the
6:00-9:00 pm in San Luis Obispo. gift shop and Obstetrics Dept. AM
Contact: 459-7808. 1st & 3rd THU and PM 4 hour shifts are available.
6:30-9:30 pm in Cayucos. Contact: Contact: 434-4524.
471-9342. 2nd & 4th THU 6:30- Every THU-FRI 12:00-5:00 pm &
9:00 pm in Atascadero. Contact: SAT 11:00 am-5:00 pm: Exploration

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Tax Time is Here . Call for your Appointment Local Resources
completing court-required forms. Morro Bay Museum of Natural
Cost: Min $40 donation. Contact: History offers Adventures With
544-9313. Nature & Mind Walks. Find the
RISE offers: weekly drop-In schedule at: www.ccnha.org/
support groups for sexual assault naturewalks.html.
survivors; 24 hour crisis line; Central Coast Commission for
advocacy and accompaniment; Senior Citizens offers many free
peer counseling; counseling; services: Senior Connection for
prevention and education, and connecting callers with local
empowerment and self defense resources; one on one Medicare
workshops. Contact: 545-8888 or assistance, advice and referrals
www.sarpcenter.org. for long term care, and help with
Serving throughout the Central Coast Every SAT 11:00 am-3:00 pm: billing and appeals; Vial of Life kits
ADOPT A PET at Petco, 2051 with medical info for emergency
Theater Dr, in Paso Robles. Cats responders; a Senior Resource
Station Interactive Science Ave. Health services, including from NCHS and dogs from Short Directory for SLO and SB counties,
Center welcomes families at reproductive health, in a safe n’ Sweet Dog Rescue. Contact: and more. Contact: 925-9554 or
867 Ramona Ave, Grover Beach. 466-5403. www.centralcoastseniors.org.
environment to screen, assess,
Cost: $2-3. Contact: 473-1421 or and provide intervention. Appts Every MON 2:00-4:00 pm & WED Hospice of SLO County provides
explorationstation.org. preferred. Contact: 489-4026. 3:00-5:00 pm: Jacks’ Adaptive free grief counseling, individual
2nd THU of every month 6:00-7:00 Toy Lending Library-Jack’s and family support, counseling,
1st WED every month at 9:00 am:
pm: Grief Support Group at Central Helping Hand at Central Coast crisis intervention, and wellness
Senior Health Screening at First
Coast Hospice, 253 Granada Dr, Gymnastics, 21 Zaca Lane, #100, education to those with a life-
United Methodist Church, 275 N
Ste D, San Luis Obispo. Free group San Luis Obispo. Traditional and limiting illness, their families, and
Halcyon Rd, Arroyo Grande. Free
for anyone suffering the loss of adaptive toys for children with all the bereaved in SLO and Paso.
and low-cost services for ages
a loved one who is in need of types of disabilities to check out. Contact: 544-2266.
50 and older: blood pressure,
support. Contact: 540-6020. pulse, weight, total cholesterol, In-home appts available. Cost: Volunteer as a Good Neighbor!
2nd SAT of every month FEB- screening for anemia, diabetes, free! Contact: 547-1914 or www. Make a difference in the life of an
NOVat 9:00 am: Santa Maria and fecal blood, nutritional jackshelpinghand.org. older or disabled adult. Training is
Recreation and Parks Dept offers counseling, and medical referrals. Every TUE 2:00-5:00 pm & FRI monthly at Wilshire Community
free docent-led nature walks in Contact: 481-2692 or 788-0827. 4:00-7:00 pm: Jacks’ Adaptive Toy Services, 285 South St, Ste J, SLO.
Los Flores Ranch, 6271 Dominion Lending Library - Jack’s Helping Contact: 547-7025 x 17.
1st WED every month at 12:00
Rd, Santa Maria. Cost: free. pm: Disabled American Veterans Hand at Pat’s Place in Nipomo Volunteer at San Luis Obispo
Contact: 925-0951. luncheon at Veterans Memorial Recreation Community Rm, 671 W Museum of Art! Stop by at 1010
2nd MON every month 6:30-8:00 Bldg, 313 W Tunnell St, Santa Tefft St, Ste 2, Nipomo. Toys for Broad St (Mission Plaza) or
pm: Caregiver Support Group Maria. Contact: 345-0402. kids with all types of disabilities email volunteer@sloma.org
at Cayucos Community Church, to check out. In-home appts avail. for information about multiple
Every WED 5:30-7:00 pm: Cost-free! Contact: 547-1914 or volunteer opportunities.
Ocean Ave & S 3rd St. Free support Widowed Support Group at New
for caregivers and family dealing www.jackshelpinghand.org. San Luis Obispo Senior Center
Life Church, 990 James Way,
with long-term illness, memory Rm 14, Pismo Beach. Offered by Every FRI at 7:00 pm: Senior offers health screening, legal
loss, dementia, and Alzheimer’s. Hospice of SLO Co. Contact: 544- Ballroom Dancing at Madonna services, meals, exercise, bridge,
Contact: 458-7484. Inn. Look left of the bandstand and bingo at 1445 Santa Rosa St.
2266 or hospiceslo.org.
Every MON 10:00 am-2:00 pm: for sign: Senior Dancers. Dance, Contact: 781-7306.
Every TUE at 7:00 pm: Al-Anon chat and listen to good music. No
Remain Independent Despite Central Coast Astronomical
Family Support Group at Luis fees; no dues; just fun! Contact:
Vision Loss at Santa Maria Society sponsors a Dark Sky
OASIS Senior Center, 420 Soares 489-5481 or dg17@juno.com.
Terrace, 1405 E Main St. New ways Star Party every month at Santa
of doing daily tasks are taught by Ave, Orcutt. Contact: 937-9750.
Literacy Council for San Luis Margarita Lake KOA Campground
the Braille Institute, such as home 3rd WED every month at 7:00 pm: Obispo County has an ongoing at sunset. CCAS sponsors guest
management, traveling, and using How to Survive Divorce seminar at and urgent need for volunteer speakers and public education
talking library books. Contact: SLO Women’s Community Center, tutors and offers free training in programs. Find weather updates,
462-1225. 1124 Nipomo St #D, SLO. Tips and SLO. Contact: 541-4219 or www. and local resources at: www.
2nd & 4th MON every month suggestions for handling family sloliteracy.org. centralcoastastronomy.org.
at 6:30 pm: MOPS (Mothers of law issues. Cost: $10. Contact: 1st THU every month at 6:15 pm: San Luis Coastal Adult School’s
Preschoolers) meet at Pacific 544-9313 to register. Commission on the Status of Parent Participation Program
Christian Church, 3435 Santa 4th TUE every month at 5:30 pm: Women meets at Coast National offers Core Parenting and
Maria Way, Santa Maria. Childcare Legal Clinic for Self-Represented Bank, 500 Marsh St, SLO. This Enrichment classes at centers in
is provided. Contact: 934-3491 or Litigants at SLO County official advisory group to SLO San Luis Obispo, Morro Bay, and
www.pacificchristian.net. Courthouse Law Library, 1050 County Board of Supervisors Los Osos. Parent and child activity
Every TUE 3:00-6:00 pm & FRI Monterey St, SLO, #125. One-on- identifies issues of concern to classes, individual peer support,
3:00-5:30 pm: Teen Wellness one legal advice for persons filing women that are not the focus and education for parents. Cost:
Program at Arroyo Grande EOC divorces w/o an attorney, and a of other advocacy or advisory $76 / 10 weeks. Contact: 549-1222
Health Services Clinic, 1152 E Grand document preparer to assist in organizations. Contact: 788-3406. or parentparticipation.org.

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Local Resources
Mon-Thu with homeschool Fridays. mentor teacher, and eligibilty for

Alternative Education
Carpooling encouraged. Contact: sports, clubs, and activities. Students
434.2217 or santaluciaschool.org. may qualify to enroll in community
college as well as secondary classes.
SLO Classical Academy. Private Contact: 937-2051 x 2761 or x 2762.
school. Part time or full time

on the
classical education in SLO. Part time Templeton Independent Study
options are Tuesday/ Thursday or High School. WASC accredited.
Monday/ Wednesday with a Friday Weekly meeting with teacher.

Central Coast
enrichment day. Contact: 548-8700 Opportunity for early graduation
or sloclassicalacademy.com. and concurrent Cuesta College
Wishing Well School in Los Osos enrollment. In Templeton and SLO
offers pre-school, mixed age at Los Ranchos Elementary School.
kindergarden, and 1st-3rd grades. Contact 434-5833 or tae.tusd.
The approach (educating the whole ca.schoolloop.com/tishs.
child: head, heart, and hands) is Trivium Charter Schools in Lompoc,
based on Rudolf Steiner’s Waldorf Santa Maria, and Arroyo Grande
model. Contact: 235-4401. offer a hybrid program of classical
Central Coast families are fortunate to have a wide variety of quality Children’s House Montessori project-based classes 2 days per
School in Atascadero strives to help week and homeschool 3 days
choices for their children’s education. Following are some options for each child reach his/her greatest per week. Contact: 489-7474 or
those seeking secular alternative education in our region. potential, by embracing learning triviumcharter.org.
For more information on private, independent and religious schools, and appreciating and respecting
the world. Contact: 466-5068 or West Mall Alternative School.
go to: cde.ca.gov/re/sd childrenshouse.cc. Independent Study Home School
in Atascadero. Contact: 462-4238
Parent Participation. San Luis Coastal grades K-8. Contact: 938-8934 or Montessori Children’s School in San or edline.net/pages/West_Mall_
Adult School offers core classes orcuttacademycharter.net. Luis Obispo seeks to inspire a passion Alternative.
to enhance parenting skills, meet for excellence, to nurture curiosity,
other families, and allow children Summit Academy charter school creativity and imagination, and to Paso Robles Joint Unified School
to play with peers. Also enrichment serves K-12 grades, and provides awaken the human spirit of every District Home School & Independent
classes such as Spanish, Cooking, personalized home-based learning child. Ages 3-12. Contact: 544-6691 Study Program serves K-8th grade.
that fosters investigation, skill or montessoriofslo.com. Students and parents work one-on-
and Gardening, and a Cooperative one with teachers, receive lesson
Preschool at CL Smith. Contact: 549- development and creativity, and Central Coast Montessori School in plans, textbooks, and teachers’
1222 or parentparticipation.org. lifelong curiosity. Contact: (818) 450- Morro Bay offers a rich, individualized editions for all subjects. Classes,
9810 or summitacademyca.org. academic environment to promote enrichment activities, and field trips
Charter Schools independence and optimum scholastic are also offered. Contact: 769-1675.
Nature Based Schools
CAVA – California Virtual Academies achievement. Contact: 772-9317 or
and K¹² give kids the chance to SLOWanders. Offering nature-based centralcoastmontessori.com. Homeschool Organizations
learn at their own pace. Online education in SLO County. Programs Heritage Montessori Preschool
schooling is aligned with California include wilderness living skills, California Homeschool Network is
in San Luis Obispo provides an
state standards. Teacher support as naturalist studies, wildlife tracking, enriching and loving environment in a statewide grassroots organization
needed, meetings and work samples awareness skills, and rites-of-passage a beautiful country setting. Waldorf to protect the right of parents to
required quarterly. Contact: (866) customized for after-school, home- and Montessori based for ages 2.5-5 educate their children. Their website
339-6790, caliva.org, or k12.com. school, and personal one-on-one years. Contact: 235-5589. provides information about current
mentoring. Weekend workshops state and federal laws, and how to
Family Partnership. A tuition-free Academics and More is a Homeschool get started. Contact: (800) 327-5339
for adults. Contact: 215-0595 or
K-12 independent study public school Helper class for 7th-8th grade at or californiahomeschool.net.
slowanders.com.
serving Santa Barbara, San Luis Ludwick Community Center in SLO.
Obispo, and Ventura counties. Home Outside Now. Summer, after-school, Offered in partnership with City of Homeschoolers of the Central
study charter schools in San Luis and private nature-based education SLO, this class includes a convenient Coast. An inclusive Yahoo! group
Obispo (1981 Vicente Dr), Morro Bay, in SLO County. Contact: 541-9900 or cost-effective way for students to meeting on a regular basis for
Solvang, Santa Maria, and Cambria. outsidenow.org. gain access to a tutor, community interaction and field trips: groups.
Meet with teachers weekly and turn involvement, assistance with their yahoo.com/group/Homeschoolers_of_
in work samples. Contact: 348-3333 Coyote Road Regional School. school work, time management and the_Central_Coast.
or fpcharter.org. Natural Science and Outdoor organization skills, and more. Contact:
Education. Contact: 466-4550 or EarthAdventuresForKids.com. Santa Maria Inclusive Learners.
Olive Grove. Independent study coyoteroadschool.com. A Yahoo! group offering free
home school with sites in San Luis Public Schools homeschool enrichment and
Obispo (165 Grand Ave), Santa Independent Schools support: groups.yahoo.com/group/
Maria, Lompoc, Los Olivos, and Cambria Montessori Learning Center. santa_maria_inclusive_learners.
Santa Barbara. Meet with teacher Clarity Steiner School in Nipomo. Tuition-free public school in Morro
weekly and turn in work samples. Waldorf education for first and Bay for grades K-6th through the Templeton Unified School District
Enrichment classes also offered. second graders. Class meets four Family Partnership Charter School. K-8 Home Schooling program.
Contact: 543-2701 or sbceoportal. days per week. Contact: 929-6878. Contact: 927-2337, 541-2412 or Contact: 434-5840 or tae.tusd.ca.
org/losolivos. familypartnershipschool.com. schoolloop.com.
Santa Lucia School on 5 acres in
Orcutt Academy Independent Study. Templeton. Peace education for Santa Maria Joint Union Home School.
Affiliated with Orcutt Academy over 25 years. Integrated curriculum Accredited high school program at
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