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Central Coast June 2017

Family

Inside
Child Development .......... 2

Library Voice ...................... 4

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

Family Life ............................. 10

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

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

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

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

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

Wellness ................................ 22

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Child Development
• pull down diapers, disposable Others feel that training pants are
training pants, or underpants a helpful step between diapers and
underwear. Because kids’ nighttime
• show an interest in using the potty bladder and bowel control often lags
or wearing underpants behind their daytime control, some
There are some stressful or difficult parents like using training pants at
times when you may want to put off night. Others prefer that their child
starting the toilet-teaching process use training pants when they’re
— when traveling, around the birth out and about. Once the training
of a sibling, changing from the crib to pants remain dry for a few days,
the bed, moving to a new house, or kids can make the switch to wearing
when your child is sick (especially if underwear.
diarrhea is a factor). It may be better
Toilet Teaching to postpone it until your child’s
environment is stable and secure.
It’s common for a previously toilet-
taught child to have some trouble
using the potty during times of
Also, some experts may recommend stress. For example, a 2- or 3-year-
Many parents are unsure about your child may be ready to start starting the process during summer
when to start toilet teaching or heading for the potty, such as because kids wear less clothing, but old dealing with a new sibling may
“potty training.” Not all kids are developing the ability to: regress (return to a previous level of
it is not a good idea to wait if your development).
ready at the same age, so it’s child is ready.
important to watch your child for • follow simple instructions
But if your child was previously potty
signs of readiness, such as stopping Of course, teaching a toddler to use a trained and is having problems, talk
• understand words about the potty isn’t an overnight experience.
an activity for a few seconds or toileting process with your doctor just to be on the
clutching his or her diaper. The process often takes between safe side and to rule out things like
• control the muscles responsible 3 and 6 months, although it may an infection.
Most children begin to show these take more or less time for some
for elimination
signs between 18 and 24 months, children. Although some little ones If your child is 3 years or older and
although some may be ready earlier • express a need to go verbally can learn to both make it through is not yet potty trained, talk to the
or later than that. And boys often the night without wetting or soiling doctor, who can help determine the
start later and take longer to learn to • keep a diaper dry for 2 hours or themselves (or the bed) and use the problem and offer advice to make
use the potty than girls. more potty around the same time, it may the process easier.
take additional months to even years
Instead of using age as a readiness • get to the potty, sit on it, and then to master staying dry at night. Even before your child is ready to try
indicator, look for other signs that get off the potty the potty, you can prepare your little
The two basic potty options are: one by teaching about the process:
1. a standalone, toddler-size potty • Use words to express the act of
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chair with a bowl that can be
emptied into the toilet
using the toilet (“pee,” “poop,”
and “potty”).
2. a toddler-size seat that can be • Ask your child to let you know
placed on top of your toilet seat when a diaper is wet or soiled.
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seat, consider getting a stepping
stool so that your child can reach • Get a potty chair your child can
EDITOR Associate EDITOR practice sitting on. At first, your
the seat comfortably. Stools can also
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in the toilet, a potty chair may be a • Set aside some time to devote to
better option. the potty-training process.
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bathroom in your house. You may toilet against his or her will.
CONTRIBUTING WRITERS even want to keep a potty in the
Jennifer Best, John J. Cannell, Guy Crabb, Kerrin Edmonds, trunk of your car for emergencies. • Show your child how you sit on
Stanley W. Horspool, Karyn Lutes, Rebecca Juretic, CS Perryess When traveling long distances, be the toilet and explain what you’re
sure to take a potty seat with you and doing (because your child learns by
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and might make kids think it’s OK to the potty after waking with a dry
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Child Development
be able to catch your child peeing. undress themselves.
Only put your child on the potty for
a few minutes a couple of times a • Some parents let their child have
day, and let your child get up if he some time during the day without
or she wants to. a diaper. If he or she urinates
without wearing a diaper, your The Village Salon
• Try catching your child in the act child may be more likely to feel
of pooping. Children often give what’s happening and express
clear cues that they need to use
the bathroom — their faces turn
red, and they may grunt or squat.
discomfort. (But if you opt to keep
your child’s bottom bare for a little
while, you’ll need to keep the potty
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bowel movement.
• When your son is ready to start
• Have your child sit on the potty peeing standing up, have “target
practice.” Show him how to stand
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• Make sure your child’s wardrobe use of the toilet, let him or her pick
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other words, avoid overalls and
shirts that snap in the crotch. • Make sure all of your child’s parts and bathroom acts. Let them the way to using the potty like a big
Simple clothes are a must at this caregivers follow the same routine know how you’re handling the kid.
stage and kids need to be able to and use the same names for body issue and ask that they use the
same approaches so your child If you’re torn about when to start the
won’t become confused. toilet-teaching process altogether,
let your child be your guide. Don’t feel
Above all, be sure to praise all pressured by others (your parents,
attempts to use the toilet, even in-laws, friends, siblings, coworkers,
if nothing happens. Remember etc.) to begin. Many parents of past
that accidents will happen. It’s generations started potty training
very important not to punish much sooner than many parents do
potty-training children or show today. It all depends on the child.
disappointment when they wet or Kids will let parents know when
soil themselves or the bed. Instead, they’re ready.
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Library Voice
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Library Voice
Check It Out: Continued
LOS OSOS LIBRARY Magic Show with Derek Hood
Taiko Drumming Concert THU JUN 22 at 3:00 pm, All ages
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Family Life
Night Terrors
High Tide
Window Cleaning
by Kerrin Edmonds

It is quiet in your house and you are or confusional event. The body
getting ready to fall asleep when all
of a sudden, your little one screams.
is basically stuck for a short time,
exhibiting characteristics of both
10 years
You jump out of bed, race to her
room to find her thrashing in the
sleeping and waking.
Experience
crib. You reach to comfort her, There are varying degrees of
but she wants nothing to do with confusional events, and only the
Specializing in large, hard-to-reach windows,
it. After a few minutes, she stops most severe are labeled as true
and returns to sleep. Your heart is night terrors. Some confusional
racing, and you know that sleep will events may even go unnoticed. Your pressure washing of driveways, decks, and
elude you a while longer. The next child may roll around a bit, moan,
sit up, look around, sleep talk, or
home exteriors, and gutter cleaning
day, you mention this episode to
friends and they say it sounds like a calmly sleep walk. Events can also
sleep terror. What is a sleep terror be more obvious, with screaming Mirrors, Door
and why does it happen? or crying out, thrashing, agitated Tracks, and
There is a difference between “night
sleep walking, or kicking. True
night terrors can include screaming
Dewebbing
terrors” and “confusional events.” with a look of terror on the face, always included
True night terrors don’t usually and running around with thrashing,
happen in children under 4 years
old. Many younger children have
which may lead to children hurting
themselves.
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events. Both events are not to be and confusional events is that
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when the body is in a paralyzed will either wake himself or return events is strong sleep associations. as little as possible. I realize this is
state. to sleep. Either way, he will not be If your child is used to you patting the opposite of what our instinct
aware of what happened. his back while falling asleep, he may tells us to do. We want to run in to
Night terrors and confusional events think he needs this to fall asleep. To soothe and reassure our child. The
usually occur a couple hours after So what causes these events, and avoid associations, be sure that kids problem is that the child is not fully
falling asleep, when children are what can we do to help eliminate have their own set of self-soothing awake during the event, and we run
coming out of a sleep deep stage. them? The body experiences night skills that don’t require intervention the risk of completely waking them
When children fall asleep, they terrors or confusional events when in the middle of the night. up. Most confusional events don’t
descend fairly quickly into stage it can’t make the transition from one require any action on our part. For
IV Non-REM (the deepest stage of sleep stage to another in a smooth 4. Upsets in a normal schedule can more drastic night terrors, you may
sleep). You have probably noticed fashion. This can be caused by many cause night terrors. It is common need to interfere if your child is
this if you have taken a sleeping child things to see these events during changes going to hurt themselves or break
out of a car and transferred her to to usual routines, such as starting something. If your child is calmly
bed without waking her up. People 1. Being overtired! This is most likely school, birthdays, holidays, or sleep walking, you can usually
in this sleep stage have slow, steady the case for children who have them vacations. Establishing a slightly quietly walk them back to bed or
breathing, may sweat, and are very periodically. Getting behind on earlier bedtime during stimulating even ask them to return to bed. The
hard to wake. After about 60-90 sleep keeps the “drive to sleep” very events can ward off problems. next day, it is best not to mention
minutes, children transition into a strong and unwilling to yield to the these events to your child, as they
lighter stage and may even wake up “drive to wake.” Children are very 5. Genetics do play a part in night won’t remember.
for a minute. Then they will once susceptible to becoming overtired. terrors. If you grew up with night
more descend into stage IV sleep. Usually by adjusting your child’s terrors, sleep walking or talking, Sleep terrors are definitely more
bedtime, even moving it earlier by there is a good chance that your terrorizing for parents than children.
Confusional events usually occur 30 minutes, you can help to keep child will. Most confusional events and night
when a child is coming out of one of them in a well-rested state. terrors will pass on their own. If they
these deep stages of sleep. During 6. Lastly, children without a set become regular or violent, consult
transitional periods, the “drive to 2. Illness and medication can also schedule and proper wind down with your child’s pediatrician. Even if
wake” and “drive to sleep” meets cause confusional events. It is very routine are more likely to have events are mild, it can be reassuring
head on. Usually, children can common to see these events in confusional events or night terrors. to discuss them with a trusted
make these transitions smoothly. children who are running a fever, professional.
They may moan, roll over, grab and they will usually disappear once Even with efforts to mitigate the
their blanket, etc. But sometimes the illness passes. causes, our children may experience
confusional events. The best plan Kerrin Edmonds is a Certified Infant & Child
when these two drives meet, they Sleep Consultant, and the Founder of Meet you
collide and create a sleep terror 3. Another reason for confusional of action for parents is to interfere in Dreamland.

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was once a man named John remains of the old Mission system, his way. Several hours into the from the tree with no mule in
Ross Browne who worked for the which had become hideouts for trip, he found himself very close sight, he set out on foot and
United States government. In roving bands of Sonorans and to a large band of Spanish cattle stumbled on to a camp. Browne
1849, he was assigned to conduct lawless native Californians. It roaming wild. A fierce looking knew that the odds of the camp
some business in San Luis Obispo was well known at the time that bull was leading the herd and it being occupied by bad guys were
and left his home in San Francisco several people that had started was well known that these cattle very high. But with no money,
to begin an incredible journey. from San Francisco to purchase would attack a person on foot or blankets, or gun (all on the mule),
cattle from cities to the south on horse. Suddenly, Browne’s he felt that he must take a chance.
Mr. Browne was an Irishman born were never heard from again mule appeared to become lame It was evening as he approached
in 1821, which made him about after they left San Francisco. It and started limping. Browne the camp with utmost caution.
28 years old when he set off for was documented in newspapers jumped off to inspect the possible Suddenly Browne heard, “Who’s
his adventure in 1849. He was that several men were found injury. As soon as he jumped off that? Answer quick, or you’re a
hired as an agent in the Revenue murdered and mutilated along his mule, the huge bull started dead man!” Brown answered,
Service on the Pacific Coast. the road between the two cities. charging toward Browne with “An American---a friend. Don’t
Upon his arrival in California from the band of cows stampeding shoot! It’s all right!”
Kentucky, Browne found out that Browne began his journey on a behind their leader. Browne
his specific job was Inspector mule that he had purchased for stared running to a nearby tree to Three men were at the camp,
of the Postal Service. He was the long ride to San Luis Obispo. climb out of harm’s way. Just as and all of them appeared to be
told to establish a string of post He would stay in any available he climbed about six feet up the dangerous: Jack, Griff, and their
offices on the inland route from room that he could find and if he tree, the wild cattle surrounded leader The Colonel (who looked
San Francisco to San Luis Obispo. could not find a room to rent for the tree and started pawing at like the most deadly one of all).
Browne wrote a book about his the night, he would sleep under the ground in a rage. Browne Browne sat at the campfire with
trip titled A Dangerous Journey. the stars on a blanket. On his realized that he was in for a long them. The conversation turned
It is a great history of San Luis fourth night, Browne found a stay in that tree. to murders and how dangerous
Obispo County, which was at one room at the United States Hotel this area was for a lone traveler.
near the ruins of Mission San As night began to fall, Brown Browne knew that he must try
time one of the most dangerous
Juan Bautista. The owner was a noticed that a young bull was to leave as soon as possible, or
places in the west.
slender woman who seemed to making his way through the his death would be certain. The
always have an unpleasant look bushes to a water hole. Suddenly, Colonel gave Griff an order, then
on her face, and he also noticed the bull was attacked by a grizzly he started to leave the camp. As
that her teeth were unusually bear that had been sleeping in the he passed Browne, he whispered,
pointed. At dinner that evening, brush. After a few minutes, the
“Stay where you are. Don’t
a hotel worker told Browne bull broke away from the bushes
attempt to escape yet. Depend
that the woman was a member with blood covering its face and
upon me—I’ll stand by you!”
of the Donner Party that had large chunks of flesh ripped from
survived a deadly winter storm its body. The bull stood there Look for more of my two or three-
while crossing Donner Pass. Thisstaring at the bushes, when the part story about the adventures
woman had survived by the most huge bear rushed out to resume of J. R. Browne in the July issue.
gruesome method. For weeks the attack. Browne was stunned Does a cliffhanger drive you crazy?
after, the woman’s face would by what he was witnessing. Don’t fret, loyal readers. I promise
haunt Browne in his dreams. The details in the book are too to tell you if our hero survives this
graphic to retell, but both animals bloodthirsty trio.
Mr. Browne journey then took ultimately died and the cattle that
him to Mission Soledad, where he chased Brown up the tree ran to
found that the land and weather the open plains of the valley. Guy Crabb teaches at Charles E. Teach
was almost unbearably harsh Elementary School in San Luis Obispo. He
graduated from Cal Poly SLO and retires this
for any common person. After The danger was certainly not year after teaching for over 32 years. Guy was
selected as San Luis Coastal Unified School
spending the evening, he awoke over for Browne on this particular District Teacher of the Year for 2006-2007.
the next morning and started on evening. After climbing down Reach him at crabbx5@charter.net.

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Education
disagree. Though nobody’s really trifling, appeared in English in 1812.
certain, shenanigans appears to It came from the 1640s noun tom-
have come from a Spanish word, fool, meaning buffoon or clown.
charranada, which means trick or
Since the 1580s, English speakers
deceit. A small dissenting group of
have been using the word frolic,
CS Perryess etymologists suggest shenanigans
may have come from a German
originally meaning making merry.

writes
The verb frolic came from an older
word, schenigelei, a word referring
adjective meaning joyous or full
to the peddler’s craft. And an even
about words
of mirth, also spelled frolic, which
smaller group of much-maligned
comes from a Proto-Indo-European
etymologists suggest the word may
word meaning to hop.
have come from the Irish word for
CHILL, DUDE! start from scratch came from the fox, sionnach. Hmm. Also in the 1580s, the noun
world of sport. In a race, a starting horseplay was born, meaning
Over the course of the years, there’s
line was scratched into the soil. A Another word referring to a rogue’s overly rough play. The term doesn’t
been a lot of chilling going on.
competitor starting the race with deeds or actions is knavery, a noun actually refer to creatures of the
The word chill came from the Old no handicap started on that line, that appeared in the 1580s based equine variety, but refers instead
English word ciele, which meant from scratch. on the much older word knave.
to a secondary meaning of horse,
cold, coolness, frost, or to freeze. Knave’s root, from Old English, is
Another scratch “we” started with the noun cnafa, originally meaning strong or coarse. Horseplay gave
Ciele’s source was the Proto-Indo- birth to a related term in 1793,
is gerbh-, a Proto-Indo-European a boy or male servant. By 1200,
European word gel-, which gave horsing (to play excessive jokes on),
root meaning to claw or scratch. though, knave/cnafa picked up the
birth to heaps of modern English and another, horsing around (to
words. Back in the day, gerbh- was employed negative connotation, rogue or join in boisterous play), in 1928.
when people wrote or drew by rascal. The word knavery was born
Given what liquids do when they In the 1590s, the verb caper was
scratching on clay tablets. Eventually, of that connotation.
cool down, it’s not much of a born. It originally meant a playful
this gave birth to the Greek word An 1841 word that originally meant
stretch to see how a word meaning leap or jump. By 1600, one could
graphein, to write. We see graphein trickery is hanky-panky. Though it’s
to freeze could be the parent of gel, cut capers, or dance in a frolicsome
today in tons of words: graph, not quite nailed down, it’s likely
gelatin and Jello. Gelatin, meaning a manner. Caper added the meaning
photograph, biography, graffiti, and hanky-panky evolved from hoky-
clear, jelly-like substance, appeared prank in 1840 and the meaning
on and on. After a century or three, poky, which evolved from hocus-
in 1713 after spending a couple of crime in 1926. It appears caper
we graduated from scratching pocus. And a century after hanky-
centuries in France as gélatine. came to English from the Italian
things into clay and wrote or drew panky was first put to paper, about
Gel, an abbreviated form of gelatin word capriolare, to jump in the air.
using the graphite in pencils. 1939, hanky-panky picked up the
showed up in English in 1899, Another way to say prank or caper
meaning a semi-solid substance. Artful scratching (originally upon meaning sexual dalliance.
is the American-born noun, dido. It
Jelly’s parent-word also spent time those clay tablets) gave us the word Knavery, shenanigans and hanky- generally appears in the idiom to
in France (as gelee) before moving carve. And gerbh- was also applied panky can also be referred to with cut didoes.
across the channel to, well, jell intoto the walking motion of some the somewhat less loaded word
the word we know. In 1900, Genesee crustaceans, giving us crawdad, In 1709, the verb romp, meaning
antics, which came to English
Pure Food Company started selling crab, and crayfish. Their method to play, sport, or frolic appeared.
in 1520 and meant grotesque or
a product called Jello. of locomotion, to claw one’s way, By 1734, the noun romp showed
comical gesture. Its root is the word
became the word crawl. And the up, meaning piece of lively play.
A Latin step-child of gel- also antico, which originally referred to
word scrawl, to write untidily, may In 1909, romp transformed to a
made its way into France, then to ancient, unearthed Roman murals,
have also come from that idea of word meaning small children’s
England in 1650 as glacial. And by seen to be strange and bizarre, thus
scratching provided by gerbh-. overalls – rompers. Those readers
1744, the noun glacier was born. labeled antico, a word that has since
of a particular age will recall the
What happened to gel- on its way Even telegram, monogram and morphed to mean antique. The
children’s TV show, Romper Room,
through German and Old English? It hologram can be traced back to 1809 verb skylark means to frolic or
which first aired in 1953.
became both cool and cold. this idea of scratching and the root play. Skylarking was originally used
gerbh-. And because folks creating to refer to the antics of exuberant
Because water expands upon sailors playing in the rigging.
rules and such had to scratch them Thanks to sources: Etymonline, Merriam-Webster,
freezing, gel- is the parent-word Wordnik, Collins Dictionary, and the OED.
out in writing, we have grammar. The idiom monkey business was
for gelb-, to swell, and because a
Even more unlikely, because born in 1883 to refer to questionable
cow swells prior to giving birth,
magical spells had to be written shenanigans. Monkey business
gelb- is the parent-word of calf. If
out, even the word glamour comes may reflect the word monkey’s
you, like me, consider yourself a
from this root. history, as monkey came through
junior etymologist, here’s some
180-degree irony. The term calving SHENANIGANS Old French from the Arabic word
of a glacier came from the above maimun, which meant both monkey
word-child meaning to swell, while We English speakers have lots of and auspicious; the sighting of an
that sense of the word came from ways to suggest someone is up to no ape was perceived to be unlucky
the previous one meaning cold. good. A nefarious (or in some cases – almost as unlucky as being the
fun-loving) individual might engage victim of monkey business.
START FROM SCRATCH in shenanigans. This word showed
TOMFOOLERY
The idiom start from scratch first up in 1855 in California. My ear CS Perryess writes for teens, narrates audio
appeared in 1918. Though we use tells me shenanigans is likely a slur The following words may chronicle books, and ponders the wonder of words in a
foggy little town on California’s central coast.
the idiom today to refer to food against the Irish (like so many other shenanigans of a kinder and goofier Find more at http://csperryess.blogspot.com,
preparation or a rags-to-riches life, words), but most etymologists nature. Tomfoolery, meaning foolish or reach him at csperryess@gmail.com.

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Potty Training Awareness Month SLO CO GENEALOGICAL SOCIETY
National Adopt-A-Cat Month 1st SAT 12:30am IOOF Hall SLO
National Drive Safe Month
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DOC BURNSTEIN’S READING LAB 5:00-8:00pm Pismo, Main St & Dolliver 4:00-8:00pm Avila Beach Promenade 9:00am-1:00pm Shell Bch Dinosaur Caves
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scarry’s frank lloyd race unity day
Yo-yo
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(Born in 1919) day (Architect born in 1867)

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Family Events
THU APR 27-SUN JUN 11 (times vary): family event features arts, crafts,
A CONNECTICUT YANKEE IN KING display booths, strawberry treats,
ARTHUR’S COURT at The Great contests, live music, and more. Cost:
American Melodrama, 1863 Front St, free. Contact: agstrawberryfestival.
Oceano. Hank Morgan wakes up in com or 773-4173.        
the days of Camelot, and King Arthur
puts him in charge of industrializing MON MAY 29 1:30-6:30 pm:
the kingdom due to his knowledge MEMORIAL DAY JAM at Avila Beach
of technology. Vaudeville Revue Golf Resort, 6464 Ana Bay Rd. Gates
follows each show. Cost: $16-27. open at 12:30. Proceeds benefit
Contact: americanmelodrama.com wounded and disabled veterans.
or 489-2499. Enjoy live music, food, and fun for a
great cause. Cost: $15-20. VIP: $150
FRI MAY 12-SUN MAY 28 (times vary): (parking, seating, backstage access,
OUR TOWN at San Luis Obispo Little and t-shirt). Kids under 12 free.
Theatre, 888 Morro St. Thornton Contact: ticketfly.com.
Wilder’s 1938 Pulitzer Prize winner
follows the lives of residents in small MON MAY 29 3:00-4:00 pm: LOST AT
town Grover’s Corners. Cost: $15-32. SEA MEMORIAL SERVICE at Cayucos
Contact: slolittletheatre.org or 786- Pier. In memory of our US veterans
2440. and those lost at sea. Officiated
by Cayucos-Seaside Rotary Club
FRI MAY 26-SUN MAY 28 8:00 am- and Cayucos Lions Club. Cost: free.
5:00 pm: ANTIQUE GAS & STEAM Contact: 296-2056.
ENGINE SHOW at Ocean Ave & D
St, Cayucos. Dozens of antique gas TUE MAY 30 11:00 am-12:00 pm:
and steam-driven engines from the PETER & THE WOLF: TELLING
Central Coast will be on display in STORIES THROUGH MUSIC at Vina
downtown Cayucos. Members of the Robles Amphitheatre, 3800 Mill Rd,
Early Day Gasoline Engine and Tractor Paso Robles. Enjoy this new ballet
Assn will be on hand to discuss their version of Sergie Prokofiev’s classic
history and use. Cost: free. Contact: tale for narrator and orchestra.
423-4865. Presented by the SLO County Office
of Education and Opera SLO. Cost:
FRI MAY 26-SUN MAY 28 8:00 free. Contact: 782-7201.
am-5:00 pm: BEST OF THE WEST
ANTIQUE EQUIPMENT SHOW at THU JUN 1-FRI JUN 2 at 7:00 pm: Way. A blind Clam Chowder Cook-off THU JUN 15-SAT SEP 16 (times vary):
Santa Margarita Ranch, 9000 Yerba SHERLOCK HOLMES at First Baptist will bring Morro Bay restaurants and THE KARAOKE KID  at The Great
Buena. Get an up-close and hands- Church, 2970 Santa Maria Way, Santa residents together. The winner will American Melodrama, 1863 Front
on look at antique equipment, Maria. Valley Christian Academy get bragging rights and a free Harbor St, Oceano. Daniel doesn’t fit in and
including: tractors, engines, cars, drama class presents. Cost: $5. Festival booth. Local celebrities is bullied by other kids after moving
steam trains, airplanes, and much Contact: vcalions.com. and the public will judge. Cost: $20. to Pismo Beach from the East Coast,
more. Fun for the whole family! Cost: THU JUN 1-SAT JUN 3 (times vary): Contact: mbhf.com or 772-1155. until an old master teaches him to
$10-25, kids under 10 free. Contact: DISNEY’S ALADDIN JR at the fight back with karaoke. Cost: $16-27.
bestofthewestshow.com. Atascadero Middle School Baro SUN JUN 4 at 6:00 pm: ACADEMY Contact: americanmelodrama.com
OF DANCE PRESENTS: INFUSION at or 489-5539.
SAT MAY 27 & SUN MAY 28 9:00 Stage and Gym, 6501 Lewis Ave. Spanos Theatre, 1 Grand Ave, SLO.
am-6:00 pm: ARROYO GRANDE Cost: $4-7. Contact: 462-4360. Cost: $17-28. Contact: pacslo.org.
STRAWBERRY FESTIVAL in the THU JUN 1-SUN JUN 4 (times vary): FRI JUN 16-SUN JUN 18 (times vary):
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Maria. Enjoy several rodeo events, a family, and friends features main
parade, and dinner dance. Cost: $10- Grande Library, 800 W Branch St.
Architectural historian James Papp stage acts, workshops, food, craft
15. Contact: elksrec.com or 925-4125. beer and wine, and kid’s activities.
of SLO’s Cultural Heritage Committee
FRI JUN 2 at 8:00 pm: PIPPIN at Cohan guides viewers through a slideshow There will be a talent show, kids
Center, 1 Grand Ave, SLO. This family- of local landmarks large and small, and teen music, band workshops,
friendly show combines Fosse-style and explains how to interpret them. dancing, yoga, hiking, arts & crafts, a
choreography with acrobatic circus Cost: free. Contact: 473-7164. juggling workshop, and faerie forest
acts. Pre-show lecture at 7:00 pm. storytelling!  Spend the weekend
Cost: $60-90. Contact: calpolyarts. SAT JUN 10 at 9:00 am: OLD SANTA camping or attend for a day. Cost:
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Lodge, 3558 Sagunto St. Features 781-3030.
SAT JUN 3 at 2:00 pm: BOOK BURSTS a parade, games, music, arts and
at Arroyo Grande Library, 800 W crafts, food, and more. Cost: free. FRI JUN 16-SUN JUN 25 (times vary):
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from repurposed books. Registration Santa Maria Civic Theatre, 1660 N
is required. Cost: free. Contact: THU JUN 15-SUN JUL 2 at 8:00 pm: McClelland St. The SMCT’s summer
slolibrary.org or 473-7164. BEAUTY AND THE BEAST at the production. Cost: $10-15. Contact:
Solvang Festival Theater, 420 2nd St. smct.org or 922-4442.
SAT JUN 3 4:00-7:00 pm: CLAM The classic Disney musical set to the
CHOWDER COOK-OFF at Morro Bay stage. Cost: $23-35. Contact: pcpa. FRI JUN 16-SUN JUL 9 (times vary):
Community Center, 1001 Kennedy org or 922-8313. OLIVER! at the San Luis Obispo

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Family Events
Independence Day Events Contact: pasoroblesdowntown.org
or 238-4103.
TUE JUL 4 at 7:00 am: FOURTH OF
JULY CELEBRATION at Atascadero TUE JUL 4 at 11:30 am: AVILA BEACH
Lake Park, 9305 Pismo Ave, DOGGIE PARADE. The parade begins
Atascadero. Enjoy bike rides, at the tile wave on the Promenade
races, horseshoe-pitching contest, at San Miguel St. Check in at the
an antique carousel, food, kid’s Community Center at 191 San Miguel
activities, live music, free admission St. Pre-registration is free, but all
to Charles Paddock Zoo, and a kids dogs must be registered. Contact:
movie at Galaxy Theatre. Cost: free. avilabeachcc.com or 627-1997.
Contact: atascaderochamber.org.
TUE JUL 4 12:00-12:45 pm: 4TH OF
TUE JUL 4 8:00-11:00 am: 4TH JULY BOAT PARADE at Avila Beach
OF JULY PANCAKE BREAKFAST Pier. This 7th annual parade is
fundraiser at Avila Beach Community sponsored by San Luis Yacht Club
Center, 191 San Miguel St. Followed and features decorated sail and
by Doggie Parade. Funds benefit the powerboats, led by Port San Luis
Community Center. Cost: $5, $2.50 Harbor Patrol fire boat with a water
for 6 and under. Contact: 627-1997. cannon, patriotic music, and a loud
miniature cannon at the end of the
TUE JUL 4 9:00 am-1:00 pm: FOURTH pier. Cost: free. Contact: slyc.org.
OF JULY CELEBRATION at Santa
Margarita Park, 9509 CA 58. Decorate TUE JUL 4 12:00-2:00 pm: JIM TEFFT
your bikes and wagons in red, white, MEMORIAL PARADE at Tefft & Wilson
and blue and join the parade down Sts, Nipomo. Sponsored by VFW.
H St. Then enjoy live music, games, Community BBQ at Adobe Shopping
contests, an arts and crafts faire, and Plaza follows the parade. Cost: free.
more. Cost: free. Contact: 438-5011. Contact: 868-7951.
TUE JUL 4 10:00 am-9:30 pm: FOURTH TUE JUL 4 1:00-3:00 pm: 4TH OF
OF JULY at Tidelands Park, South JULY at Arroyo Grande Village, Short
End of the Embarcadero, Morro & Branch Sts. Enjoy live music and a
Bay. Enjoy family fun with live music, good old-fashioned family day. Cost:
food, a bike parade, kids games, free. Contact: 473-2250.
and fireworks! Cost: free. Contact:
morrobay4th.org or 772-4467. TUE JUL 4 5:30-9:00 pm: SANTA
Repertory Theatre, 888 Morro St. at The Great American Melodrama, MARIA FIREWORKS at Santa Maria
This Tony Award-winning musical 1863 Front St, Oceano. For kids ages TUE JUL 4 10:00 am-9:30 pm: PISMO Fairpark, 937 S Thornburg. Enjoy a
takes place in Victorian England. 7-12. This popular camp focuses on BEACH FIREWORKS at Pismo Pier. concert at 5:30 pm and the annual
Based Charles Dickens’ novel self-discipline, cooperation, and Celebrate with music, food, and a fireworks display at dusk. Cost: free.
Oliver Twist. Cost: $15-35. Contact: stage performance. Cost: $350. grand fireworks display from the Contact: santamariafairpark.com.
slolittletheatre.org or 786-2440. Contact: americanmelodrama.com Pier. Cost: free. Contact: 443-7778.
or 489-2499. TUE JUL 4 7:00-10:00 pm: FIREWORKS
SAT JUN 17 1:00-2:00 pm: WORM TUE JUL 4 11:00 am-3:00 pm: OLD SHOW at Sierra Vista Park, 809
COMPOSTING WORKSHOP at the WED JUN 21-SUN JUN 25 at 10:00 am: FASHIONED FOURTH OF JULY at Panther Dr, Santa Maria. Celebrate
Blue C Community Garden, 1968 11th LOMPOC FLOWER FESTIVAL at Ryon Mitchell Park, 1400 Osos St, SLO. with a free concert and spectacular
St, Los Osos. Learn from Madeline Fay Park, 800 W Ocean Ave. Enjoy carnival Family festivities include free carnival fireworks show. Cost: free. Contact:
how to use worms to turn vegetable rides and games, food booths, games, sweet treats, a fundraiser cityofsantamaria.org.
food scraps into a valuable soil music, arts and craft exhibitors, a BBQ, and bandstand music all day.
amendment and how to make your flower parade, and more. Cost: free. Cost: free. Contact: 781-7300.
own worm bin. All ages welcome. Contact: lompocvalleyfestivals.com.
Cost: free. Contact: 548-0597. TUE JUL 4 11:00 am-9:00 pm:
SAT JUN 24 at 1:00 pm & 6:00 pm: CAMBRIA PICNIC & FIREWORKS at FREE Public Fireworks
SAT JUN 17 1:30-4:00 pm: FUN CAN’T STOP THE FEELING at the Shamel Park, 5455 Windsor Blvd. July 4th at Dusk (~ 9:00 pm)
IN THE SUN at the Elwin Mussell Performing Arts Center, 1 Grand Ave, Enjoy fun family events, music, and
Senior Center, 510 E Park Ave, Santa SLO. Performed by Coastal Dance barbecue all day with a spectacular • Pismo Beach - at the pier
Maria. Have fun in the sun on the and Music Academy. Cost: $18-30. fireworks display at dusk. Cost: free.
outdoor patio with games and light Contact: pacslo.org or 756-4849. Contact: 927-9426. • Morro Bay - Tidelands Park
refreshments. Cost: free. Contact:
• Cayucos - at the pier
cityofsantamaria.org or 925-0951.                                 SAT JUN 24 2:30-4:30 pm: TUE JUL 4 11:00 am-9:00 pm: SAND
BALLOONATIC - YOU NEVER KNOW SCULPTURE CONTEST & FIREWORKS
SAT JUN 17 & SUN JUN 18 (times at Los Osos Library, 2075 Palisades. in Cayucos, near the Pier. Enjoy • Cambria - Shamel Park
vary): THE GONDOLIERS at Cuesta You never know what you may find or the contest for kids, novices, and
CPAC, Hwy 1, SLO. Join Central Coast see or hear. Dr. Nick, The Balloonatic, pros. There will also be a parade • Santa Maria - Pioneer Valley HS
Gilbert and Sullivan for fun and frolic will be crafting his wonderful balloon down Ocean Ave, a BBQ, bingo,
and great British humor, performed delights. Come see the Doctor at and fireworks. Cost: free. Contact: •Solvang - Mission Santa Ines
by a local cast and a live professional work! Cost: free. Contact: 525-1862. cayucoschamber.com or 995-1200.
• Lompoc - Lompoc High School
orchestra. Appropriate for all ages.
Cost: $15-20. Contact: cpactickets. TUE JUN 27 at 4:00 pm: SUMMER TUE JUL 4 11:00 am-10:00 pm: 4TH
cuesta.edu or 546-3198. ADVENTURE MOVIE at Los Osos OF JULY at Downtown City Park, Questions about fire safety?
Library, 2075 Palisades. Rated PG. 12th & Spring St, Paso Robles. Enjoy
MON JUN 19-JUL 28 (dates vary) 9:00 Call for title. Free popcorn. Cost: the Children’s Parade, games, music,
CAL FIRE/SLO: 543-4244
am-1:00 pm: CAMP MELODRAMA free. Contact: 525-1862. food, and fireworks. Cost: free.

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Local Resources
Every WED 10:00-11:00 am: Growing completing court-required forms. Every FRI 6:00 am-4:00 pm: Early
With Baby Class at 1230 Marsh St, Cost: free. Contact: 788-3418. Bird Flea Market at Santa Maria
San Luis Obispo. Andrea Herron, Fairpark, 937 S Thornburg St. Browse
a pediatric nurse practitioner and Every TUE & THU at 1:30 pm: Divorce many vendors with antiques, fruits,
Feeling hopeless, desperate, or alone?
lactation consultant, answers your & Child Support Workshops at SLO vegetables, new and used items, and
Concerned for someone you care about?
questions about feeding, crying, and Court Support Services, 1120 Mill more! Cost: free. Contact: 258-1765.
sleep for babies 0-10 months. Dads St, Ste A, San Luis Obispo and Paso
are always welcome! Call to reserve Robles Courthouse, 901 Park St, Paso Every THU at 10:15 am: Tiny Tunes
a spot. Contact: 543-6988. Robles. Help is provided to start or Music & Movement at Music Motive,
respond to a divorce case, or request 3440 S Higuera St #130, SLO. This Suicide Prevention
Every TUE 7:00-9:00 pm & SAT 2:00- or modify child support, custody and/ parent participation program for Mental Health and
4:00 pm: Basic Safety Class at SLO or visitation orders. An overview of ages 1-5 includes activities based Emotional Support
MakerSpace, 81 S Higuera St, Ste 160 the legal process is followed by time on music psychology and child Free
Confidential
& 180, San Luis Obispo. This course to prepare forms and ask questions. development. Cost: $80 per mo. 24 hours of every day
gets you acquainted with the space Cost: free. Contact: 788-3418. Contact: 543-0377. A program of Transitions Mental Health Association

and equipment. All are required
to take this class before using any 1st & 3rd SAT every month at 2:00 Every TUE & SAT (by appt only):
part of the facility. See website for pm: FAMILY MOVIE at Los Osos Partners in Equestrian Therapy in and language and Robert Johnson’s
specific dates and other classes. Library, 2075 Palisades Ave. Enjoy Atascadero offers riding lessons book Inner Work. Cost: free. Contact:
Cost: free for MakerSpace Members popcorn and a G/PG movie. Call for for special needs children, adults, bobpelfrey@charter.net.
and SLO County Library Cardholders. title. Cost: free. Contact: 528-1862. and veterans. Volunteers needed.
Contact: 439-2727 or slomakerspace. Contact: petslo.com or 235-2787. 3rd WED of every month at 6:30 pm:
com. 2nd FRI every month at 3:00 pm: Prepared & Natural Childbirth Classes
PAWS TO READ at Los Osos Library, 2nd FRI every month at 1:00 pm: at Twin Cities Community Hospital,
Every THU 10:00-11:00 am: La Leche 2075 Palisades Ave. Come share your Book Group at Cayucos Library, 310 1220 Las Tablas Rd, Templeton. This
League Mother Support Meetings stories with adoring listener Carly. B St. Join other readers to discuss six-series class addresses all matters
in North Co, SLO, AG and SM. Cost: free. Contact: 528-1862. whatever you’re reading and to of childbirth with a lecture, hands-
Breastfeeding and parenting support discover, ponder, and share insights on demos, and technique practice.
and information offered. Cost: free. Every WED 3:00-4:00 pm: PAWS about what others are reading. Cost: Cost: free. Contact: 434-4654.
Contact: 242-2294 or Facebook.com/ TO READ at Los Osos Library, 2075 free. Contact: 995-3846.
lllofslo. Palisades Ave. Read to Berkeley, the 2nd THU of every month at 6:30 pm:
dog who loves to listen to children. Every THU 6:30-9:30 pm: SLO Chess Breastfeeding Basics at Twin Cities
MON-THU 8:30-11:30 am: Walk-In Cost: free. Contact: 528-1862. Club meets at Carl’s Jr on Santa Rosa Community Hospital, 1100 Las Tablas
Legal Clinic in 3rd Floor Atrium of St, 1 block W of Foothill, across from Rd, Templeton. Learn about practical
Courthouse Annex, 1035 Palm St, 3rd WED every month at 3:00 pm: Cal-Poly. All ages. Cost: free. Contact: aspects of feeding your newborn
San Luis Obispo and Paso Robles KIDS CRAFT at Los Osos Library 2075 441-7210 or slochess.com. from a Lactation Consultant. Cost:
Courthouse, 901 Park St, Rm 112. Palisades. School age children make free. Contact: 239-4443.
Get help with divorce, child and ’n’ take a craft. Cost: free. Contact: Every SAT 10:00 am-2:00 pm: SLO
spousal support, domestic violence, 528-1862. Chess Club meets at the big board SLO Special Education Local Plan
guardianship, civil harassment, and on Morro Bay Embarcadero at west Area (SELPA) and Community
name or gender change. Every SUN 12:00-4:00 pm: Family end of Morro Bay Blvd (down the Advisory Committee (CAC) offer
Funday at Bang the Drum Brewery, stairs). Cost: free. Contact: 441-7210 parent orientation to special
Every TUE & THU at 1:30 pm: Legal 950 Orcutt Rd, San Luis Obispo. or slochess.com. education programs in SLO County.
Clinic for Self-Represented Litigants Enjoy the patio with your family. Contact: 782-7301 or sloselpa.org/
at the SLO County Courthouse Law Bring the kids to play family-friendly Mankind Project men’s support pro_dev.htm.
Library, 1050 Monterey St, SLO, #125. games and drums! Cost: free. Food group meetings: all issues welcome.
One-on-one legal advice for persons and craft beer available for sale. Find purpose, mastery, healthy Twin Cities Community Hospital
filing divorces w/o an attorney, and Contact: bangthedrumbrewery.com autonomy, and your life’s mission Volunteers provide support to
a document preparer to assist in or 242-8372. and purpose. Gain skills to change patients, doctors, and nurses, and
your life or to become a better seek volunteers to work in the
husband or dad. Call ahead to gift shop and Obstetrics Dept. AM
confirm. 1st & 3rd TUE 6:00-9:00 and PM 4 hour shifts are available.
pm in San Luis Obispo. Contact: Contact: 434-4524.
459-7808. 1st & 3rd THU 6:30-9:30
pm in Cayucos. Contact: 471-9342. Every THU-FRI 12:00-5:00 pm & SAT
2nd & 4th THU 6:30-9:00 pm in 11:00 am-5:00 pm: Exploration Station
Atascadero. Contact: 235-2774. Cost: Interactive Science Center welcomes
free. Contact: mkp.org. families at 867 Ramona Ave, Grover
Beach. Cost: $2-3. Contact: 473-1421
1st & 3rd THU every month 7:00- or explorationstation.org.
8:30 pm: Drop-in Dream Group at
St. Benedict’s Episcopal Church, 2nd THU of every month 6:00-7:00
Exhausted and overwhelmed from sleepless nights? 2220 Snowy Egret Ln, Los Osos. This pm: Grief Support Group at Central
Face to Face, Phone, & Email Consultations . Local group classes
support group is to share dreams Coast Hospice, 253 Granada Dr, Ste
and the relationship between D, San Luis Obispo. Free group for
www.meetyouindreamland.com dreams and spiritual path, using anyone suffering the loss of a loved
contact@meetyouindreamland.com (805) 296-2149 Jungian interpretive assumptions one who is in need of support.

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Los Osos Valley Local Resources
Organic Farm Every SAT 11:00 am-3:00 pm: ADOPT
A PET at Petco, 2051 Theater Dr,
in Paso Robles. Cats from NCHS
and more. Contact: 925-9554 or
www.centralcoastseniors.org.

and dogs from Short n’ Sweet Dog Hospice of SLO County provides
lovorganicfarm.com Rescue. Contact: 466-5403. free grief counseling, individual and
mail@lovorganicfarm.com family support, counseling, crisis
Every MON 2:00-4:00 pm & WED intervention, and wellness education
(805) 242 6789 3:00-5:00 pm: Jacks’ Adaptive Toy to those with a life-limiting illness,
Lending Library-Jack’s Helping their families, and the bereaved in
Hand at Central Coast Gymnastics, SLO and Paso. Contact: 544-2266.
21 Zaca Lane, #100, San Luis Obispo.
Traditional and adaptive toys for Volunteer as a Good Neighbor! Make
children with all types of disabilities a difference in the life of an older or
to check out. In-home appts disabled adult. Training is monthly
available. Cost: free! Contact: 547- at Wilshire Community Services, 285
1914 or www.jackshelpinghand.org. South St, Ste J, SLO. Contact: 547-
7025 x 17.
Contact: 540-6020. anemia, diabetes, and fecal blood, Every TUE 2:00-5:00 pm & FRI
nutritional counseling, and medical 4:00-7:00 pm: Jacks’ Adaptive Toy Volunteer at San Luis Obispo Museum
2nd SAT of every month FEB-NOVat referrals. Contact: 481-2692 or 788- Lending Library - Jack’s Helping Hand of Art! Stop by at 1010 Broad St
9:00 am: Santa Maria Recreation 0827. at Pat’s Place in Nipomo Recreation (Mission Plaza) or email volunteer@
and Parks Dept offers free docent- Community Rm, 671 W Tefft St, Ste 2, sloma.org for information about
led nature walks in Los Flores Ranch, 1st WED every month at 12:00 Nipomo. Toys for kids with all types multiple volunteer opportunities.
6271 Dominion Rd, Santa Maria. Cost: pm: Disabled American Veterans of disabilities to check out. In-home
free. Contact: 925-0951. luncheon at Veterans Memorial appts avail. Cost-free! Contact: 547- San Luis Obispo Senior Center offers
Bldg, 313 W Tunnell St, Santa Maria. 1914 or www.jackshelpinghand.org. health screening, legal services,
2nd MON every month 6:30-8:00 pm: Contact: 345-0402. meals, exercise, bridge, and bingo
Caregiver Support Group at Cayucos Every FRI at 7:00 pm: Senior Ballroom at 1445 Santa Rosa St. Contact: 781-
Community Church, Ocean Ave & S Every WED 5:30-7:00 pm: Widowed Dancing at Madonna Inn. Look left 7306.
3rd St. Free support for caregivers Support Group at New Life Church, of the bandstand for sign: Senior
and family dealing with long-term 990 James Way, Rm 14, Pismo Dancers. Dance, chat and listen to Central Coast Astronomical Society
illness, memory loss, dementia, and Beach. Offered by Hospice of SLO good music. No fees; no dues; just sponsors a Dark Sky Star Party
Alzheimer’s. Contact: 458-7484. Co. Contact: 544-2266 or hospiceslo. fun! Contact: 489-5481 or dg17@ every month at Santa Margarita
org. juno.com. Lake KOA Campground at sunset.
Every MON 10:00 am-2:00 pm: Remain CCAS sponsors guest speakers and
Independent Despite Vision Loss at Every TUE at 7:00 pm: Al-Anon Family Literacy Council for San Luis Obispo public education programs. Find
Santa Maria Terrace, 1405 E Main St. Support Group at Luis OASIS Senior County has an ongoing and urgent event calendar, weather condition
New ways of doing daily tasks are Center, 420 Soares Ave, Orcutt. need for volunteer tutors and offers updates, and local resources at:
taught by the Braille Institute, such Contact: 937-9750. free training in SLO. Contact: 541- www.centralcoastastronomy.org.
as home management, traveling, 4219 or www.sloliteracy.org.
and using talking library books. 3rd WED every month at 7:00 pm: San Luis Coastal Adult School’s
Contact: 462-1225. How to Survive Divorce seminar at 1st THU every month at 6:15 pm: Parent Participation Program offers
SLO Women’s Community Center, Commission on the Status of Core Parenting and Enrichment
2nd & 4th MON every month at 6:30 1124 Nipomo St #D, SLO. Tips and Women meets at Coast National classes at centers in San Luis
pm: MOPS (Mothers of Preschoolers) suggestions for handling family law Bank, 500 Marsh St, SLO. This official Obispo, Morro Bay, and Los
meet at Pacific Christian Church, issues. Cost: $10. Contact: 544-9313 advisory group to SLO County Board Osos. Parent and child activity
3435 Santa Maria Way, Santa Maria. to register. of Supervisors identifies issues of classes, individual peer support,
Childcare is provided. Contact: 934- concern to women that are not the and education for parents and
3491 or www.pacificchristian.net. 4th TUE every month at 5:30 pm: focus of other advocacy or advisory caregivers. Contact: 549-1222 or
Legal Clinic for Self-Represented organizations. Contact: 788-3406. parentparticipation.org.
Every TUE 3:00-6:00 pm & FRI 3:00- Litigants at SLO County Courthouse
5:30 pm: Teen Wellness Program at Law Library, 1050 Monterey St, Morro Bay Museum of Natural
Arroyo Grande EOC Health Services SLO, #125. One-on-one legal advice History offers Adventures With
Clinic, 1152 E Grand Ave. Health for persons filing divorces w/o an Nature & Mind Walks. Find the
services, including reproductive attorney, and a document preparer schedule at: www.ccnha.org/ Listen
health, in a safe environment to assist in completing court- naturewalks.html.
to screen, assess, and provide required forms. Cost: Min $40
Speak Up!
intervention. Appts preferred. donation. Contact: 544-9313. Central Coast Commission for Senior
Contact: 489-4026. Citizens offers many free services: Keep a Child Safe
RISE offers: weekly drop-In support Senior Connection for connecting
1st WED every month at 9:00 am: groups for sexual assault survivors; callers with local resources; one on from Sexual Abuse
Senior Health Screening at First 24 hour crisis line; advocacy and one Medicare assistance, advice and
United Methodist Church, 275 N accompaniment; peer counseling; referrals for long term care, and help
Halcyon Rd, Arroyo Grande. Free and counseling; prevention and with billing and appeals; Vial of Life
low-cost services for ages 50 and education, and empowerment and kits with medical info for emergency
older: blood pressure, pulse, weight, self defense workshops. Contact: responders; a Senior Resource
total cholesterol, screening for 545-8888 or www.sarpcenter.org. Directory for SLO and SB counties,

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Wellness
ensuring an adequate intake the benefit of fiber intake.

No Juice
of whole fruits. The new policy
balances the role of a small Families should be educated
amount of 100% fruit juice in that human milk and/or infant
meeting these intake goals, while formula is sufficient to satisfy

for
limiting the exposure to juice fluid requirements for infants, and
and emphasizing the key roles of low-fat/nonfat milk and water are
water and milk in a healthy diet. It sufficient for older children.

Babies
recognizes that juice may provide
Consumption of unpasteurized
some vitamins — such as vitamin
juice products should be strongly
C in orange juice and calcium and
discouraged.
vitamin D in some fortified juice
products — but lacks the fiber Grapefruit juice should be avoided
and protein critical for the growth in those taking certain medications
of children. (see policy).
The policy clarifies that there is no When evaluating children with
role for juice during the first year malnutrition — as well as chronic
by Steven A. Abrams, M.D., FAAP of life and that expensive juice diarrhea, excessive flatulence,
products designed specifically abdominal pain and bloating —
A newly published American exclusively breastfed for the first for infants are not of value. When
Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) 6 months of life, and then receive pediatricians should determine the
juice is served to older toddlers, it amount of juice being consumed.
policy recommends that children complementary foods while is important that it not be sipped
should be consuming less juice breastfeeding continues for up to throughout the day or used In evaluating risk for dental caries,
than previously advised. The 2 years of age or beyond. to calm an upset child. Juice is discuss the relationship between
policy Fruit Juice in Infants, not useful for the management
Further AAP recommendations fruit juice and dental decay, and
Children and Adolescents: Current of diarrheal illnesses and may
emphasize the importance inquire about the amount and
Recommendations advises that predispose infants or young
of fresh fruit in children’s means of juice consumption.
fruit juice should not be provided children to the development of
to children younger than 1 year of diets. Fruit generally contains
hyponatremia. Routinely discuss the use of fruit
age unless there is a strong clinical additional fiber compared to
juice vs. fruit drinks, and educate
basis for it in the management of juices. Consistent with recent In summary, pediatricians should older children and parents about
constipation. AAP recommendations, water caution families that there is the differences.
and milk are preferred as primary minimal nutritional value to fruit
For older children, maximum daily fluid sources for children after juice, and it should be limited For more information on diet
intakes of 100% juice products weaning. to small amounts and generally and other pediatric topics, go to
should be 4 ounces for children www.aappublications.org.
ages 1-3 years, 4-6 ounces for Families of small children with avoided in infancy.
children ages 4-6 years and 8 dental caries should have a Fruit Juice in Infants, Dr. Abrams is a co-author of the policy
ounces for those 7 and older. discussion with their pediatrician Children and Adolescents statement and incoming chair of the AAP
about the child’s fruit juice intake Recommendations
Committee on Nutrition.
AAP Current Dietary and its possible contribution to Reprinted with permission © 2017 American
Academy of Pediatrics
Recommendations for Infants the caries. Juice should not be introduced
to infants before 1 year unless
Infants should be fed breast milk AAP recommends eliminating clinically indicated. Daily intake
exclusively for the first 6 months 100% fruit juice from the diets of should be limited to 4 ounces in
of life. Exclusive breastfeeding children with excessive weight toddlers ages 1-3 years, 4-6 ounces
means that the infant does not gain. In addition, the Academy for those 4-6 years. For those 7-18
receive any additional foods strongly recommends that whole years, limit juice intake to 8 ounces
(except vitamin D) or fluids unless fruit be provided and encouraged or 1 cup of the recommended 2-2½ For Wildlife in Distress
medically recommended. for children participating in the cups of fruit servings/day. Call Our Hotline:
Special Supplemental Nutrition
After the first 6 months and until Program for Women, Infants Toddlers should not be given juice 805 543-WILD [9453]
the infant is 1 year old, the AAP and Children. The policy also from bottles or easily transportable
recommends that the mother discourages consumption of covered cups that make it easy
continue breastfeeding while unpasteurized juice. to consume throughout the day,
gradually introducing solid foods nor should they be given juice at
into the infant’s diet. These recommendations, taken bedtime.
together, represent a policy goal
The World Health Organization of decreasing juice consumption, Children should be encouraged to
recommends that infants be especially in small children, while eat whole fruits and educated on

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