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Child Development
Protect Child
Divorce and separation are a reality The Question of Weaning
that can profoundly affect the lives
A second issue of importance during
of each family member. A variety

Attachment
separation and divorce is whether
of emotional wounds may be
or not to wean a nursing child from
created before, during, and after a
the mother’s breast. Weaning has

in Divorce
separation, especially if there is a
become controversial in the United
fight for custody and/or visitation
States. Over the last century, the time
rights.
considered proper for weaning has
Father and mother often struggle shortened to as little as three months.
to determine the conditions under Public opinion has consistently
which they can spend time with their overlooked the child’s needs. Child-
children. Attorneys and judges offer led weaning is commonly practiced
advice and pronounce judgments. throughout the world. Research has
Decisions that favor either the shown that children should ideally
father or the mother are considered; wean themselves. They do so, on
sometimes a compromise is reached average, at 4.2 years of age. The child
between their competing interests. who nurses for one to four years is
often more secure and less anxious.
Child’s Point of View
The issue of weaning has entered
by Peter Ernest Haiman, Ph.D. The goal of decision making,
the courts. If the child is to spend
however, should not be to favor
extended time alone with the
either the mother or the father.
father, weaning is often considered
The child’s development of an (a) the ability to create deep and Good decisions honor the child’s
necessary. Lawrence (1989) reviews
emotional attachment to a primary enduring love relationships, (b) the developmental needs and respect the
several typical court cases. In cases
caregiver in the first six years of life is strength to tolerate the imperfect child’s point of view foremost. Wise
of separation and divorce, parents
very important. A disturbance in this satisfaction of personal needs, (c) the decisions will develop and maintain
must look beyond their own self-
development can create problems attitudes that lead to cooperation the child’s loving relationship with
interests and consider the well-being
in childhood, adolescence, and adult with others, and (d) the motivation to both parents. Frequently, parents
of their child. An excellent example
life. Behaviors that are fundamental learn and work. The course of these are unable to look beyond their own
of this is for young children to be
to personal and interpersonal well- processes is set in the early years by individual interests. Nevertheless, if
able to nurse when they so desire.
being are involved. Examples are the quality of the attachment bond. problems are to be minimized, adults
must give the well-being of their To be held and to nurse are behaviors
child importance and consideration. that build the attachment bond

Cover Photo:
Coastal Cleanup at Morro Bay in the early years of life. Nutritive
The child from birth to age six is by
ecoslo.org/coastal-cleanup-day and non-nutritive nursing are both
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nature vulnerable. During divorce
significant to the young child. Courts
and separation, the child’s emotional
should review the developmental
well-being is at considerable risk.
history of the child to determine his
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EDITOR Associate EDITOR
a primary emotional attachment
father.
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parent. These children may become
Out of the Blue Eric Woodards interventions in harmony with the
anxious and distressed in response
child’s rhythms, (d) the mutual
CONTRIBUTING WRITERS to even brief separations. These
delight the adult and child have by
Jennifer Best, John J. Cannell, Guy Crabb, Kerrin Edmonds, separations occurring when the
being in each other’s company, and
Stanley W. Horspool, Karyn Lutes, Rebecca Juretic, CS Perryess child is young play a weighty role in
(e) the creation of an environment
the origins of many adult emotional
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When parents provide these The issue of overnight visitation
Submission deadline: 15th of each month prior to publication elements to the young child, to adults other than their primary
Information contained in advertisements and other submissions is accepted in good faith. Publication does not imply endorsement by Central Coast Family. they create a foundation for an attachment figure is of great
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emotionally healthy life. In addition, importance to young children. Such
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they build into the child’s personality undertakings can harm the security of
Every issue is printed with soy ink on 100% recycled paper. Please recycle again! a resilience that in future years will the attachment itself. Going to sleep
enable the individual to cope with at night is a transition charged with
life’s challenges successfully. vulnerability and sensitivity for all
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Child Development
young children. A young child’s love from the primary attachment figure.
for his or her father and the father’s It is not in the interest of building the
love for his child are not at issue best relationship between the child
here. What is critical to understand isand the father or mother for judges,
that a child’s bond with the maternal
attachment figure is a significantly
mediators, or parents to require
a child to do so before the child
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emotional attachment to the primary no adverse effects.
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regression experienced by all young may show anger and aggression
children at night makes it extremely toward others and throw temper
ill-advised to permit overnight tantrums. Children who could once For four decades, Dr. Haiman served as a child Bowlby, J. (1973). Attachment and loss (Vol.
separations from the maternal keep themselves out of harm’s way custody expert witness to courts and provided 2, Separation: Anxiety and anger). New York:
attachment figure. Young children may now get physically injured more child rearing advice for parents involved in Basic Books.
should spend nighttimes with their often. Emotionally resilient children divorce.  He served on the California Senate’s David, M., & Appell, G. (1969). Mother-child
primary attachment figure. Select Committee on Children and Youth, relations. In J. C. Howells (Ed.), Modern
may become brittle. It is common for and directed the Parent and Child Center in Perspectives in International Child Psychiatry.
Mediators, judges, and parents young children to manifest problems Cleveland that became the model for federally Edinburgh, Scotland: Oliver and Boyd.
unfortunately often overlook the in various degrees of severity in funded Head Start Early Learning Centers.
Isabella, R. A., & Belsky, J. (1991). Interactional
important needs of the young child response to the separation and synchrony and the origins of infant-mother
and require overnight visitations divorce of their parents. attachment: A replication study. Child
Ainsworth, M. D. S., & Wittig, B. A. (1969). Development, 62, 373–384.
before they are ready. What do young It is important not to blame or punish Attachment and exploratory behavior of one
children feel when they are forced to Lawrence, R. A. (1989). Breastfeeding: A guide
children for these behaviors. Young year olds in a strange situation. In B. M. Boss for the medical profession (3rd ed.). St. Louis,
spend nights away from their primary children react in these ways when (Ed.), Determinants of Infant Behaviour, (Vol. MO: C. V. Mosby.
attachment figure? What feelings are IV, pp. 113–136). London: Methuen.
the stability and security of their Yarrow, L. J. (1963). Research in dimensions of
created in young children for the life is violated. To prevent and/or Bowlby, J. (1969). Attachment and loss (Vol. 1, early maternal care. Merrill-Palmer Quarterly,
mother and father? What do children minimize these responses, parents Attachment). New York: Basic Books. 9, 101–104.
feel about themselves? and other family members should
Young children may come to create as stable and predictable an
distrust the parent who forces interpersonal environment for the
them to spend the night away. child as possible. That environment
Children may learn to distrust and should focus on strengthening the
dislike the attachment parent for attachment between the child and
not protecting them from a painful the primary caregiver. A loving
experience. In addition, children may relationship with the other parent
dislike and distrust themselves. They also should be maintained.
may see themselves as the cause of Normal Dependency Period
the whole predicament, including
the separation of their parents. Of all primates, human beings Closed on August 25
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Library Voice
Check It Out:
September Happenings
by Rebecca Juretic

It’s National Library Card And if you do come in to your
Sign-Up Month! local branch for a library card,
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September is the month when library’s Facebook page. We’ll
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Did you know that you don’t even entertainment, workshops,
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focus on the arts. Enjoy art and
crafting classes, concerts, dance September 2, 2:00 pm, Arroyo
performances, art exhibits, and Grande Library – Ages 15 and up,
Paint ‘N’ Bubbles with Kiana more. registration required.

There will also be special Paint ‘N’ Bubbles:
programming in honor of Banned Painting with Kiana Shelton
Book Week, September 24-30,
and National Hispanic Heritage September 2, 2:00 pm, Los Osos
Month, September 15-October 15, Library
with special displays and events.
September 9, 2:00 pm, Morro Bay
Keep up with all these events by Library
visiting www.slolibrary.org, or by
Paint with a professional artist!
following us on Facebook.
Includes a bubbly (non-alcoholic)
Here are some of the free events beverage. Registration required.
happening in September: Ages 12 – 17.

Scavenger Hunts Young People’s
Reading Round Table
September 1 – 30, Los Osos and
Morro Bay Libraries September 2, 4:00 – 5:30 pm,
Santa Margarita Library - Ages 12
Pick up a scavenger hunt list at - 16
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Library Voice
Check It Out:
September Happenings
by Rebecca Juretic Grooming All 10 Years
Dog Breeds Experience
Watercolor Painting Library, teens and adults
with Jerry Smith
Registration required. Open Tuesday - Saturday
September 6, 3:00 pm, Shell
Beach Library Stuffed Animal Sleepover 715 Santa Maria Ave, Unit E, Los Osos
Learn watercolor techniques September 15, Los Osos Library
from a local artist. Registration
(805) 286-8968
required. Ages 15 and up. Drop off your stuffed animal for
a sleepover full of games, food,
Pyjama Drama Classes movies and friends. Ages 2 – 18.

Thursdays September 7 – October Chalk It Up at the Library
12, 3:30 pm, Atascadero Library
September 15 – 16, Los Osos and
Registration required. Ages 5 – 8. Morro Bay Libraries
Jillian Parks Photography
Origami Workshop “Fall into Reading” using chalk
as your medium and concrete
September 9, 2:00 pm, Nipomo as your canvas. Registration
Library (ages 10+) recommended. Ages 6 – 18. Obispo Library Ballet in the Library

September 21, 3:30 pm, Oceano Music Among the Books with Express your artistic ability by September 23, 11:00 pm, Morro
Library (all ages) San Luis Obispo Symphony making your own jigsaw puzzle. Bay Library
Teen area. Ages 12 – 18.
Make amazing origami September 16, 2:00 – 3:00 pm, September 30, 11:00 am, Los Osos
creations using beautiful paper. Morro Bay Library Oktoberfest: Kinderfest Library
Registration required.
There will the an opportunity to September 20, 4:00 pm, San Luis Learn ballet at the library – tuts and
Fused Glass Workshop play the instruments at this youth- Obispo Library tights encouraged! Registration
oriented event. All ages. required. Ages 3 – 5.
September 13, 3:30 pm, Experience a little bit of Germany
Atascadero Library, ages 10 - 17 Puzzle Art at the library. Children’s area. Kindermusik

September 14, 3:30 pm, Cambria September 16, 3:00 pm, San Luis Charles Paddock Puppet Players September 28, 10:30 – 11:00 am,
Atascadero Library – Ages 1 and
September 21, 3:30 pm, Nipomo up.
Library
Make Your Own Bath Bombs
Enjoy a new performance from with SLO Makerspace
the Charles Paddock Zoo’s
puppeteers. All ages. September 30, 11:00 am and 12:30
pm, Morro Bay Library
Messy Art with Amy
Make colorful and “explosive”
September 23, 2:00 pm, Arroyo bath bomb for your next bath!
Grande Library Registration required. Ages 6 – 12.
Explore different prints made
from everyday objects and paint. Rebecca Juretic is a freelance writer and Public
Relations Consultant for the San Luis Obispo
County Libraries. Rebecca can be reached at:
Ages 4 and up. juretic@sbcglobal.net.

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Fun & Games Jack’s Jokes
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Local History Monterey Street is getting a makeover.
Buildings are being renovated and the
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Founding Families
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Enjoy Your Memories!
by Guy Crabb
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Each summer, I spend at least two and reburied. Mission San Luis
or three days walking through Obispo once had a cemetery like w w w. s l o 1 0 0 ye a r s . co m
some of our local cemeteries. I most missions, but the cemetery Also available at Barnes and Noble, Crushed Grape, Antiques of Monterey,
know it sounds kind of creepy, is no longer at its original location, History Center, Apple Farm, and Boo Boo Records. GUY CRABB PUBLISHING
but it becomes an interesting which would have been directly
journey through history. My first next to the mission walls. In 1870,
adventure in a local cemetery there was a cemetery on Marsh Miguel became a mission guard at tour, your trolley ride takes you on
occurred about 20 years ago when Street near Carmel Street as well. Mission San Luis Obispo. He then a road with a great view of the bay.
my youngest daughter Kasey
Early one sunny morning, I arrived transferred to Monterey where It is easy to imagine living in a little
and I went in search of the grave
at the Old Mission Cemetery he met his wife Ynocenta (aka house on the beach and enjoying
of Franklin Riley, who was the
to begin my annual walk. This Inocenta), who was a member a very peaceful life. Miguel died in
founder of the great city of Morro
summer, I had a purpose and I very of the Pica family. Because of his 1871 at the age of 75 years.
Bay. I taught in Morro Bay for many
slowly began walking down one rich wife’s family, it was easy for Another name I have known for
years, and when I taught at Morro
side of the road staring intently him to acquire a land grant for the many years is Luigi Marre. His
Elementary, I would take my class
at each headstone. Within in a area now known as Avila Beach. stone at the cemetery is very
on a tour of downtown Morro Bay.
few feet of my journey, I noticed Miguel served as an Alcalde during large and one of the most ornate.
I knew Morro Bay didn’t and still
a very large stone with the name the Mexican period and was also a Luigi was born in 1840, and went
does not have a public cemetery.
Wineman on it. The Wineman successful cattle rancher. In 1863 to college in his native Italy. In
The closest cemetery is in Cayucos,
family owned (and are still part through 1865, there was a drought 1854, Luigi set out for California
so our search began there. The
owners of) the Wineman Hotel very similar to the current one, and to seek his fortune in the gold
Cayucos Cemetery is full of great
in downtown San Luis Obispo. most of Avila’s cattle died from fields and streams. He arrived in
history. Many of the founding
Edward Wineman bought the lack of water. In 1867, to help get San Francisco on May 26, 1854,
fathers of Morro Bay and other
Higuera/Chorro Street property money for the family, one of Don and spent three years in the gold
coastal towns are buried there.
from the Goldtree brothers on Miguel’s sons laid out a plan to fields with little to show for his
We found the graves of Franklin
Oct. 10, 1902 for about $27,000. develop the area into a town. They back-breaking work. For the next
and his wife Hannah.
The property measured 150 feet started selling lots and chunks of several years, Marre was in the
This summer, I was in search of on Higuera and 120 feet on Chorro land to settlers and businessmen. merchandise business. He came
Thomas (Tomas) Higuera and other Street with a 10 foot wide alley One of the first people to purchase to San Luis Obispo County in 1879
from Higuera to Marsh Street. land from Avila was John Hartford.
members of the San Luis Obispo and leased land for cattle. Marre
John built the long pier in Avila Bay,
founding families. San Luis Obispo
As I continued to walk, I spotted which had narrow gauge railroad soon became known as “The
has at least two cemeteries on
one founding family after another. tracks running down the middle of Cattle King of the Central Coast”
Higuera. We had other cemeteries
During years of research, I have the pier. The train received cargo and became one of the wealthiest
in town, but they somehow were
become familiar with many names from steam ships that came into men in the county. He also built
relocated to other places. I’m not
of the families that lived in SLO for Avila to drop off goods for the a large hotel on the land near the
sure how this was done. My guess
over 100 years. My next stop was growing city of San Luis Obispo. end of Hartford Pier in Avila, which
is that bodies were exhumed
at the grave of Pedro Quintana. When you take the Avila lighthouse is no longer there. Marre was a
Pedro owned a very large store on very unique and special person.
the corner of Chorro and Monterey I highly recommend a historical
Streets. The Quintana family walk through one of San Luis
owned land from San Luis Obispo Obispo County’s public cemeteries.
to Morro Bay. They donated land You may be surprised by what you
in the 1930s for the local school can learn about our area and the
district to build Morro Elementary people who lived here. Oh, by the
School. Quintana Road, which way, I never did find the grave of
runs parallel to Highway 1, is Tomas Higuera. I found his wife’s,
named for them. Many Quintana but I could not find his gravestone.
family members are buried at the The search continues…
old cemetery.
My annual surprise was seeing the
Guy Crabb retired after teaching for over
stone of Miguel Avila. He lived in 32 years, most recently at Charles E. Teach
and owned property in the area Elementary School in San Luis Obispo. He was
selected as San Luis Coastal Unified School
named after his family. Miguel District Teacher of the Year for 2006-2007.
was born in 1796, and in 1824, Reach him at crabbx5@charter.net.

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take or seize was ghend. It made its
way into Latin as prendere, and made A smattering of Romany
its way from there to many places, enslaved, and this slavery continued to spread fertilizer, or work the earth.
and one of those places is the English One of English’s many under- as late as the1800s. And during WWII It wasn’t until1540 the noun manure
language. appreciated donor languages is two million Romani perished in Nazi was born, meaning exactly what it
Romany. Sadly (and historically), like “concentration camps”. means today.
We find it in the word prey, which their language, the Roma people have
arrived back in the 1300s originally been similarly underappreciated. Even after all that persecution, some And what other words did the root
meaning to plunder, pillage and twelve million Romani still walk the of manure become? How about
ravage, all arguably forms of taking. In 1788 the word pal appeared in earth (and gift our language with maneuver? Its humble roots of
Over the years, prey became both a English. Pal comes from a Romany great words). working with the hands morphed
noun and a verb. Its primary modern word meaning brother or comrade. in time through Old French to land
Muck
meanings are an animal hunted or in English in 1758 meaning planned
taken for food, and to seize food. The noun cove, a word generally movement of troops or warships.
I’ve always been fond of the word
understood to be English slang for All this suggests there is at least
muck. What a pleasure to discover
Latin for bird of prey was osprey, fellow, chap or man, arrived in English etymological truth in those epithets
muck has an intriguing etymology.
which showed up in English in the in the 1560s. Its source? A Romany thrown by military grunts on the
1400s. Interestingly, Latin-speakers word meaning that man. ground regarding the instructions
The noun muck came to English in
called the bird we now call an osprey given them from above.
the mid-1300s, followed within a half
an ossifrage, but somewhere on the Another colloquial English word for century by its verb form. Initially, the
way to English through Medieval fellow, chap or man is bloke. Though Which brings us to humus, a word
noun meant cow dung and vegetable
Latin and Old French, the similarity of some etymologists argue that meaning earth or soil. Humus showed
matter spread as fertilizer, which
the two words confused things and bloke may have Celtic origins, many up in English in the late 1700s after
helps explain why the verb initially
the ossifrage became the osprey. connect it to the Romany word loke, a trip through Latin from a Proto-
meant to dig in the ground or to
meaning a man. Indo-European word meaning earth.
move manure. Apparently all this
The word spree (meaning a drinking Another branch of that same word
mucking about made its way through
bout) appeared in English in 1804 The phrase “put up your dukes” meaning earth made its humble
Scandinavia after starting off as a
from Scottish. Though its earlier is likely born of the Romany word way into Latin to become the word
Proto-Germanic word meaning soft.
source may have been the French dook, a word that refers to a hand humility, which seems to bring us
word esprit, it more likely came from read in palmistry. back to meekness.
And most sources suggest that same
a Middle Irish word meaning takings Proto-Germanic word meaning soft
or booty, which, as you’ve already Since the 1890s the word lush has Hmmm.
also gave us the word meek, which
guessed, came from the Latin word meant drunkard. This meaning of lush came to English even earlier (in the
meaning take. most likely comes from a Romany 1200s), meaning gentle, courteous, Big thanks to Aaron Keating for suggesting
word having to do with alcohol. benevolent. these topics, and to sources: Merriam-Webster,
When we win something we take it Wordnik,   Etymonline, Collins Dictionary,
home and call it a prize, and when we Though those of my era might Interesting that a word meaning soft LiveScience, and the OED.
pry into someone’s life or physically assume the word nark is a shortening grew to mean both cow dung mixed
pry something from its place, it’s of narcotics, its source is Romany. with vegetable matter and those who
another sort of taking, all from that The verb nark appeared in English will inherit the earth.
same root. in 1859 meaning to act as a police
informer, and most likely came from Pondering this unlikely association
When we take someone unawares the Romany word meaning nose. led me to have a look at the
we surprise them. When we take etymology of manure, which first
them and lock them up, that person The Romani - or Roma - people arrived arrived in English as a verb meaning
becomes an imprisoned prisoner in a in Europe some time around the to cultivate land or hold property
prison, all words that started out as a 1100s from the region around India, (possibly a synonym for inheriting
little word meaning take. and suffered incredible prejudice. the earth?). It came through Anglo-
Many European nations enacted laws French and Old French from the
And a person involved in taking this that expelled Romani. In Medieval Latin word manuoperare, literally to CS Perryess writes for teens, narrates audio
for that is an entrepreneur, a word Denmark, England, and Switzerland work with the hands. It’s easy to see books, and ponders the wonder of words in a
that appeared in English in 1828. Romani were simply put to death. In foggy little town on California’s central coast.
how one of the most humble forms Find more at http://csperryess.blogspot.com,
Entrepreneur came from combining other parts of Europe, Romani were of working with one’s hands is/was or reach him at csperryess@gmail.com.

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GYMNASTICS

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Our coaches are USAG safety certified, USAG Professional &
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September 2017 Free Ongoing Events
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3:00-6:00pm Grover Bch Ramona Pk LIBRARY STORYTIME: 10:10 SLO 12:30-4:30pm Santa Maria Town Ctr 2:30-5:00pm Spencers Morro Bay 10:00am-12:30pm Cayucos Vets Hall 9:00am-12:30pm Templeton City Park
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 3:00-6:00pm Pismo Beach Pier 4:00-8:00pm Avila Beach Promenade 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 LIBRARY STORYTIME: 10:30 LO 12:00-2:30pm AG Village Gazebo
September is: 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
Birthstone: Sapphire LIBRARY STORYTIME: 11:00 AG
Baby Safety Month
SLO CO GENEALOGICAL SOCIETY
Better Breakfast Month 1st SAT 12:30am IOOF Hall SLO
Library Card Sign-Up Month
National Honey Month VJ day (WWII)
National School Success Month Flower: Aster
Women of Achievement Month
mary had a
National Courtesy Month little lamb day
Classical Music Month (published in 1830)

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3:00-6:00pm Grover Bch Ramona Pk 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 4:00-8:00pm Avila Beach Promenade 9:00am-1:00pm Paso Downtown Park
DOC BURNSTEIN’S READING LAB 3:00-6:00pm Pismo Beach Pier 9:00am-1:00pm Shell Bch Dinosaur Caves
3:30-4:15pm AG LIBRARY STORYTIME: 10:00 MB, LIBRARY STORYTIME: 10:30 LO
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
Skyscraper LIBRARY STORYTIME: 11:00 AG
day national
cheese pizza day national teddy bear day
read a
book
day

international
FULL MOON literacy day
labor day

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3:00-6:00pm Grover Bch Ramona Pk 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 4:00-8:00pm Avila Beach Promenade 9:00am-1:00pm Paso Downtown Park
DOC BURNSTEIN’S READING LAB 3:00-6:00pm Pismo Beach Pier 9:00am-1:00pm Shell Bch Dinosaur Caves
3:30-4:15pm AG LIBRARY STORYTIME: 10:00 MB, LIBRARY STORYTIME: 10:30 LO
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
national
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grandparents patriot day
day
positive
thinking day national working
parents day
make a hat day stepfamily day
national hispanic
heritage month national
national video (through October 15) Play-doh day
game day

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3:00-6:00pm Grover Bch Ramona Pk 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 4:00-8:00pm Avila Beach Promenade 9:00am-1:00pm Paso Downtown Park
DOC BURNSTEIN’S READING LAB 3:00-6:00pm Pismo Beach Pier 9:00am-1:00pm Shell Bch Dinosaur Caves
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first day of autumn
citizenship international
day day of peace
checkers day

ice cream cone
talk like a NEW MOON invented (in 1903)
pirate day world
gratitude day native american day

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3:00-6:00pm Grover Bch Ramona Pk 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 4:00-8:00pm Avila Beach Promenade 9:00am-1:00pm Paso Downtown Park
DOC BURNSTEIN’S READING LAB 3:00-6:00pm Pismo Beach Pier 9:00am-1:00pm Shell Bch Dinosaur Caves
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national
punctuation day Crush a can day
Safety Pin invented

johnny appleseed’s
birthday (Born in 1774)
good neighbor day

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Family Events
SUN JUN 4-SUN SEP 24 3:00-6:00 soy candles, crocheted, stitched,
pm: SIZZLIN’ SUNDAY SUMMER and knitted goods, bath and body
CONCERTS at Ramona Garden Park care products, incense, locally made
Center, 993 Ramona Avenue, Grover drinks and snacks, jewelry, children’s
Beach. Head over for live music and books, and more. Cost: free. Contact:
farmer’s market. Bring a blanket or slovendorsassociation.com.
lawn chair to kick back on the grass,
SAT SEP 2 at 7:45 am: PINEDORADO
dance, or just listen. Shop for crafts,
5K FUN RUN at Coast Union High
fresh fruit, vegetables, flowers, and
School, 2950 Santa Rosa Creek Rd,
plants, and canned jams and salsa.
Cambria. Proceeds from this 26th
Cost: free. Contact: seecalifornia.
annual event fund AFS, the foreign
com or 473-4580.
exchange student program. 7:00 am:
FRI JUN 9-FRI SEP 8 5:00-8:00 pm: on site registration. Cost: $20 w/t-
CONCERTS IN THE PLAZA at Mission shirt, $15 w/o. Contact: 995-1432 or
Plaza, 989 Chorro St, SLO. With the davidlbisso.com/5kfunrun.html.
finest of local musicians, this event
SAT SEP 2-MON SEP 4 10:00 am-5:00
runs every FRI. Cost: free. Contact:
pm: LABOR DAY ART IN THE PARK at
downtownslo.com or 541-0286.
City Park, 705 Morro Bay Blvd, Morro
SUN JUN 11-SUN SEP 10 at 1:00 pm: Bay. This annual tradition was started
VILLAGE SUMMER CONCERT SERIES by the Morro Bay art community to
at Heritage Square Park, Arroyo give artists and artisans a place to
Grande. Enjoy outdoor summer showcase and sell their work during
concerts every SUN with food, drink, Labor Day weekend. Cost: free.
and ice cream available. Bring picnic Contact: morrobay.org.
baskets, lawn chairs or blankets, and
SAT SEP 2 11:00 am-3:00 pm: BBQ
enjoy live music and raffles. Cost:
FUNDRAISER for New Life K9s at St
free. Contact: arroyograndevillage.
Peter’s By the Sea, 545 Shasta Ave,
org or 473-2250.
Morro Bay. Enjoy a great BBQ and
THU JUN 15-SAT SEP 16 (times vary): raise critical funds to support a local
THE KARAOKE KID at The Great non-profit training service dogs for
American Melodrama, 1863 Front St, Veterans with PTSD. Cost: donation.
Oceano. Daniel doesn’t fit in and is Contact: www.newlifek9.org.
bullied by other kids after moving to
SAT SEP 2 at 2:00 pm: MOVIE at Los
Pismo Beach from the East Coast, until
Osos Library, 2075 Palisades Ave.
an old master teaches him to fight
Sorcerer’s Apprentice, rated PG-13.
back with karaoke. Vaudeville Revue
Popcorn sponsored by Friends of
follows each show. Food and drinks
Los Osos Library. Cost: free. Contact:
available at in-house pub. Cost: $16- SAT SEP 9-SUN SEP 10 (times vary): statewide carvers display and sell
525-1862.
27. Contact: americanmelodrama. SLO ULTRA Trail Running & Mountain their art. Competition at 1:00 pm
com or 489-5539. SAT SEP 2 8:00-11:00 pm: MOVIES Biking Festival at Wild Cherry Canyon, both days, raffle for carvings, and
IN THE GARDEN at Sunken Avila Beach Dr, Avila Beach. Come silent auction. Shop for a one-of-a-
THU JUL 13-SAT SEP 17 (times vary):
Gardens, 6505 El Camino Real, experience #EnduranceTownUSA. kind treasure, meet the artisans, and
THE TAVERN at The Great American
Atascadero. Bring the whole family All levels of athletes enjoy live music, watch them work their magic. Cost:
Melodrama, 1863 Front St, Oceano. In
to enjoy an evening of action packed food, fun, access to trail hiking, $2 suggested donation, kids are free.
a lonely tavern on a dark and stormy
entertainment and fun, along with running, and mountain biking races Contact: 550-4389.
night, a wild wind blows in all sorts
blankets, and/or lowback chairs. to raise funds for Land Conservancy
of oddball characters – including a SAT SEP 16 11:00 am-4:00 pm: A
Food will be available for purchase. of SLO County. Cost: $0-150. Contact:
mysterious vagabond, an innocent TASTE OF DOWNTOWN & ART DE
Cost: free. Contact: 470-3360 or sloultra.com or 544-2905.
ingénue, and two thwarted lovers. TIZA in Downtown Paso Robles.
visitatascadero.com.
This show guarantees hearty laughs, SUN SEP 10 12:00-4:00 pm: FAMILY Enjoy the annual walk around
mystery, and good old-fashioned SAT SEP 9 9:00-11:00 am: AUDUBON FUN FAIR at South Bay Community downtown to taste the dishes by
fun. Vaudeville Revue follows each BIRD WALK at San Luis Obispo Center, 2180 Palisades Ave, Los Osos. over 35 local restaurants, wineries,
show. Food and drinks available at Botanical Garden, 3450 Dairy Creek Rotary Club of Los Osos presents sweet shops and coffee houses.
in-house pub. Cost: $16-27. Contact: Rd. Get acquainted with the wide this 10th Annual Celebration of the You will not leave hungry! Cost: $25.
americanmelodrama.com or 489- variety of feathered friends in SLO Generations on Grandparents’ Day Contact: pasoroblesdowntown.org
5539. County. The terrain is gentle, over featuring MBHS Dance Fusion and or 238-4103.
a variety of surfaces. People of any Cheer squads, Coastal Performing
MON AUG 28-SUN OCT 1 11:00 am- SAT SEP 16 at 2:00 pm: DESCENDANTS
birding skill level are welcome. Bring Arts, and “Route 66” rock-n-roll,
5:00 pm: KID’S EYE VIEW at San Luis MOVIE at Los Osos Library, 2075
binoculars if you have them, loaners a BBQ with burgers, hotdogs, or
Obispo Museum of Art, 101 Broad St. Palisades Ave. Descendants, rated
available. Cost: $5-10, kids free. a full chicken dinner for just $6.
Celebrate the prowess of younger PG-13. Popcorn sponsored by Friends
Contact: 541-1400 x 303 or slobg.org/ Activities include bounce houses,
members of our community with of Los Osos Library. Cost: free.
bird. face painting, bubbles, crafts, SLO
selected artwork created during Contact: 525-1862.
youth summer art camps. OCT 1 2:00- SAT SEP 9 12:00-4:00 pm: RAILWAY Symphony Petting Zoo, and much
4:00 pm: Closing reception. Cost: HISTORICAL MUSEUM at Santa more. New this year is a youth soccer
SAT SEP 16 (all day): COASTAL
free. Contact: sloma.org or 543-8562. Maria Transit Center, 400 E Boone “shoot-out” for kids under 10. Cost:
CLEANUP DAY in Morro Bay. Coastal
St, Santa Maria. This bimonthly free. Contact: RotaryLosOsos.org or
Cleanup Day is an international
FRI SEP 1-MON SEP 4 10:0 am-4:00 528-1257. event that is focused on engaging
opening features a locomotive,
pm: WATERFRONT MARKET Labor
Day Extravaganza at 1001 Front St
boxcar, caboose, railroad artifacts, SAT SEP 16 & SUN SEP 17 10:00 volunteers from local communities
on the Embarcadero in Morro Bay.
interpretive exhibits, vintage rolling am-5:00 pm: CENTRAL COAST to clean up trash and debris in
This family and pet friendly event
stock, and a diorama to explore. WOODCARVERS SHOW at Vets Hall, beaches, rivers and streams around
features unique gift items, such as
Cost: free. Contact: 714-4927. 1000 Main St, Cambria. Local and the world. ECOSLO works with
the California Coastal Commission

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Family Events
to bring the campaign for healthy Farm, Paso Robles. Come taste 40 TUE SEP 26 10:00 am-12:30 pm: Adventure Course at Laguna Lake
coasts, shorelines and oceans into varieties of heirloom tomatoes and PUMPKIN SUCCULENT WORKSHOP Golf Course, 11175 Los Osos Valley
our community. Dress in layers, wear fresh bites by local chefs and artisan at San Luis Obispo Botanical Garden, Rd. Kids ages 5-6, 7-9, and 10-13 will
sturdy shoes, and bring a reusable purveyors. Farm tours, growing tips, 3450 Dairy Creek Rd. Create your cover 13+ obstacles built over a 0.75
water bottle and sunscreen. Create demos, and fun for the whole family! own unique, natural holiday décor at mile path, including a climbing wall,
less waste by bringing reusable Cost: $25. Contact: farmsteaded. this hands-on workshop. All materials hay bale hurdles, tunnels, net climbs,
supplies, such as litter grabbers, a com. are provided. Cost: $50-60, kids free. and balance beams. A parent-child
bucket, and gloves. ECOSLO will Contact: 541-1400 x 303 or slobg.org/ course follows. Cost: $10 per kid / $20
SAT SEP 23-SUN SEP 24 (all day):
have some supplies available. Cost: pumpkin. per family includes t-shirt. Contact:
BILLABONG’S STILL FROTHY SURF
free. Contact: ecoslo.org/coastal- 781-7300 or slocity.org.
FESTIVAL at the Pismo Beach Pier. THU SEP 28-SAT SEP 30 at 6:30 pm:
cleanup-day.
This exciting and unique 2-day event WILD & SCENIC FILM FESTIVAL SAT SEP 30 3:00-9:00 pm: BAYWOOD
MON SEP 18 at 7:00 pm: AS IS BY includes the only Tow-At (jet ski (locations vary). The festival comes ART SHOW & LIGHTED BOAT PARADE
NICK CAVE at San Luis Obispo assist) air division on the Central to Pismo Beach Golf Club on Thursday at Back Bay Inn, 1391 2nd St, Los Osos.
Museum of Art, 1010 Broad St. Coast, traveling and local pros, youth 9/28, South Bay Community Center Two events in one on the beautiful
Director Evan Falbaum spent 12 divisions, JR Guard Challenge and a in Los Osos on Friday 9/29, and SLO Baywood Park waterfront! 3:00-6:00
months in Shreveport, Louisiana Pro-Am Contest. Cost: free. Contact: Guild Hall on Saturday 9/30. Films pm: Art Show: View the best work of
with visual artist Nick Cave and stillfrothy.com or facebook.com/ focus on the environmental concerns North Coast artists behind the Back
captured the profound way he stillfrothy. and celebrations of our planet. Cost: Bay Inn. 6:00-9:00 pm: Boat Parade
delivered his message of change to $15. Contact: centralcoastparks.org/ on the Bay of lighted watercraft.
SAT SEP 23 12:00-4:00 pm: RAILWAY
the community. Cost: $5-7. Contact: filmfest or 548-0384. Cost: free. Contact: 441-3344.
HISTORICAL MUSEUM at Santa
sloma.org or 543-8562.
Maria Transit Center, 400 E Boone SAT SEP 30 at 10:00 am: SHOWDOWN SUN OCT 8 1:00-5:00 pm: FALL
FRI SEP 22-SAT SEP 23 (all day): St, Santa Maria. This bimonthly CORNHOLE TOURNAMENT at HARVEST FESTIVAL at City Farm
HARVEST FESTIVAL & PARADE in opening features a locomotive, Sunken Gardens, Atascadero. Grab SLO, 1221 Calle Joaquin, next to Hwy
Arroyo Grande. The 80th annual boxcar, caboose, railroad artifacts, a partner and sign up for the event 101 between Los Osos Valley and
festival serves as a tribute to interpretive exhibits, vintage rolling you won’t want to miss. If you’re Madonna Rds in SLO. Family Day!
agriculture, the area’s leading stock, and a diorama for families to not playing, come out to watch and Tour the 17 acre agricultural reserve
industry. Enjoy a parade, toe-tapping explore. Cost: free. Contact: 714- enjoy food, craft beer, a costume and meet the farmers, take part in
music, exhibits, food, games, and 4927. contest, and fun for all ages. Register planting and harvest activities, shop
arts and crafts booths. This festival at visitatascadero.org/events. at an onsite farmers market, sample
SUN SEP 24 11:00 am-6:00 pm: FIESTA
is focused on the local non-profits Cost: $60-80 per team. Contact: dishes by local chefs and students,
at St Mary of the Assumption School,
that serve the community. Cost: free. visitatascadero.com or (661) 317- enjoy live music, and learn about
414 E. Cypress St, Santa Maria. This
Contact: agharvestfestival.com. 6048. urban agriculture. Cost: $5 suggested
4th annual family event has fun for
SAT SEP 23 2:00-6:00 pm: HEIRLOOM everyone. Cost: free. Contact: 925- SAT SEP 30 2:00-4:00 pm: donation, kids free. Contact: www.
TOMATO FESTIVAL at Windrose 6713 or stmarysschoolsm.com. SEPTEMBER SCRAMBLE - The Kids centralcoastgrown.org or 769-8344.

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Local Resources
Every TUE & THU through SEP 28: guardianship, civil harassment, and
Youth Aikido Classes at Budo Ryu, 3536 name or gender change.
South Higuera St, San Luis Obispo. Kids
have fun, stay fit, make friends, gain Every TUE & THU at 1:30 pm: Legal Clinic
life skills, and learn to deal with bullies for Self-Represented Litigants at the SLO
without becoming one. Aiki-Mites (age County Courthouse Law Library, 1050 Feeling hopeless, desperate, or alone?
4-6) class is at 3:00 pm TUE. Aiki-Kids Monterey St, SLO, #125. One-on-one Concerned for someone you care about?
(age 7-12) class TUE and THU at 4:00 legal advice for persons filing divorces
pm. Pre-Registration only. Cost: $50- w/o an attorney, and a document
75/mo. Contact: 544-8866 or www. preparer to assist in completing court-
aikidosanluisobispo.com. required forms. Cost: free. Contact: 788-
3418.
2nd TUE every month at 4:30 pm: Suicide Prevention
Engineering With Geomags at Los Osos Mental Health and
Every TUE & THU at 1:30 pm: Divorce
Library, 2075 Palisades Ave. What can you Emotional Support
& Child Support Workshops at SLO
build with your imagination & Geomags?
Court Support Services, 1120 Mill St, Free
For kids 8 & up. Program sponsored Confidential
Ste A, San Luis Obispo and Paso Robles
by Friends of Los Osos Library. Part of 24 hours of every day
Courthouse, 901 Park St, Paso Robles.
Experiment at the Library. Cost: free.
Help is provided to start or respond to A program of Transitions Mental Health Association

Contact: 525-1862.
a divorce case, or request or modify
child support, custody and/or visitation
Every WED 10:00-11:00 am: Growing With orders. An overview of the legal process Contact: bangthedrumbrewery.com or 2774. Cost: free. Contact: mkp.org.
Baby Class at 1230 Marsh St, San Luis is followed by time to prepare forms and 242-8372.
Obispo. Andrea Herron, a pediatric nurse ask questions. Cost: free. Contact: 788-
practitioner and lactation consultant, 1st & 3rd THU every month 7:00-8:30 pm:
3418. Every FRI 6:00 am-4:00 pm: Early Bird Drop-in Dream Group at St. Benedict’s
answers your questions about feeding,
crying, and sleep for babies 0-10 months. Flea Market at Santa Maria Fairpark, 937 Episcopal Church, 2220 Snowy Egret Ln,
1st & 3rd SAT every month at 2:00 pm: S Thornburg St. Browse many vendors Los Osos. This support group is to share
Dads are always welcome! Call to reserve FAMILY MOVIE at Los Osos Library, 2075
a spot. Contact: 543-6988. with antiques, fruits, vegetables, new dreams and the relationship between
Palisades Ave. Enjoy popcorn and a G/PG and used items, and more! Cost: free. dreams and spiritual path, using Jungian
movie. Call for title. Cost: free. Contact: Contact: 258-1765. interpretive assumptions and language
Every TUE 7:00-9:00 pm & SAT 2:00- 528-1862. and Robert Johnson’s book Inner
4:00 pm: Basic Safety Class at SLO
Every THU at 10:15 am: Tiny Tunes Work. Cost: free. Contact: bobpelfrey@
MakerSpace, 81 S Higuera St, Ste 160 2nd FRI every month at 3:00 pm: PAWS Music & Movement at Music Motive, charter.net.
& 180, San Luis Obispo. This course TO READ at Los Osos Library, 2075
gets you acquainted with the space 3440 S Higuera St #130, SLO. This
Palisades Ave. Come share your stories parent participation program for ages 3rd WED of every month at 6:30 pm:
and equipment. All are required to with adoring listener Carly. Cost: free.
take this class before using any part 1-5 includes activities based on music Prepared & Natural Childbirth Classes
Contact: 528-1862. psychology and child development. at Twin Cities Community Hospital, 1220
of the facility. See website for specific
dates and other classes. Cost: free for Cost: $80 per mo. Contact: 543-0377. Las Tablas Rd, Templeton. This six-series
Every WED 3:00-4:00 pm: PAWS TO class addresses all matters of childbirth
MakerSpace Members and SLO County READ at Los Osos Library, 2075 Palisades
Library Cardholders. Contact: 439-2727 Every TUE & SAT (by appt only): Partners with a lecture, hands-on demos, and
Ave. Read to Berkeley, the dog who in Equestrian Therapy in Atascadero technique practice. Cost: free. Contact:
or slomakerspace.com. loves to listen to children. Cost: free. offers riding lessons for special 434-4654.
Contact: 528-1862. needs children, adults, and veterans.
Every THU 10:00-11:00 am: La Leche
League Mother Support Meetings in Volunteers needed. Contact: petslo.com 2nd THU of every month at 6:30 pm:
3rd WED every month at 3:00 pm: or 235-2787. Breastfeeding Basics at Twin Cities
North Co, SLO, AG and SM. Breastfeeding KIDS CRAFT at Los Osos Library, 2075
and parenting support and information Community Hospital, 1100 Las Tablas
Palisades. School age children can make Rd, Templeton. Learn about practical
offered. Cost: free. Contact: 242-2294 or 2nd FRI every month at 1:00 pm: Book
’n’ take a craft. Cost: free. Contact: 528- aspects of feeding your newborn from
Facebook.com/lllofslo. Group at Cayucos Library, 310 B St.
1862. a Lactation Consultant. Cost: free.
Join other readers to discuss whatever
you’re reading and to discover, ponder, Contact: 239-4443.
MON-THU 8:30-11:30 am: Walk-In Legal Every SUN 12:00-4:00 pm: Family Funday
Clinic in 3rd Floor Atrium of Courthouse and share insights about what others are
at Bang the Drum Brewery, 950 Orcutt reading. Cost: free. Contact: 995-3846. SLO Special Education Local Plan Area
Annex, 1035 Palm St, San Luis Obispo Rd, San Luis Obispo. Enjoy the patio with
and Paso Robles Courthouse, 901 Park (SELPA) and Community Advisory
your family. Bring the kids to play family- Committee (CAC) offer parent
St, Rm 112. Get help with divorce, child Every THU 6:30-9:30 pm: SLO Chess Club
friendly games and drums! Cost: free. orientation to special education
and spousal support, domestic violence, meets at Carl’s Jr on Santa Rosa St, 1
Food and craft beer available for sale. programs in SLO County. Contact: 782-
block W of Foothill, across from Cal-Poly.
All ages. Cost: free. Contact: 441-7210 or 7301 or sloselpa.org/pro_dev.htm.
slochess.com.
Twin Cities Community Hospital
Every SAT 10:00 am-2:00 pm: SLO Chess Volunteers provide support to patients,
Club meets at the big board on Morro doctors, and nurses, and seek volunteers
Bay Embarcadero at west end of Morro to work in the gift shop and Obstetrics
Bay Blvd (down the stairs). Cost: free. Dept. AM and PM 4 hour shifts are
Contact: 441-7210 or slochess.com. available. Contact: 434-4524.

Mankind Project men’s support group Every THU-FRI 12:00-5:00 pm & SAT
meetings: all issues welcome. Find 11:00 am-5:00 pm: Exploration Station
purpose, mastery, healthy autonomy, Interactive Science Center welcomes
and your life’s mission and purpose. Gain families at 867 Ramona Ave, Grover
skills to change your life or to become Beach. Cost: $2-3. Contact: 473-1421 or
a better husband or dad. Call ahead to explorationstation.org.
confirm. 1st & 3rd TUE 6:00-9:00 pm in
San Luis Obispo. Contact: 459-7808. 2nd THU of every month 6:00-7:00 pm:
1st & 3rd THU 6:30-9:30 pm in Cayucos. Grief Support Group at Central Coast
Contact: 471-9342. 2nd & 4th THU 6:30- Hospice, 253 Granada Dr, Ste D, San Luis
9:00 pm in Atascadero. Contact: 235- Obispo. Free group for anyone suffering

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Hearst Cancer Resource Center (HCRC) Local Resources
W Tefft St, Ste 2, Nipomo. Toys for kids Hospice of SLO County provides free
with all types of disabilities to check out. grief counseling, individual and family
In-home appts avail. Cost-free! Contact: support, counseling, crisis intervention,
547-1914 or www.jackshelpinghand.org. and wellness education to those with
a life-limiting illness, their families, and
Every FRI at 7:00 pm: Senior Ballroom the bereaved in SLO and Paso. Contact:
A one-of-a-kind r esour ce
Dancing at Madonna Inn. Look left of 544-2266.
in San Luis Obispo County for those living with cancer and their families the bandstand for sign: Senior Dancers.
Dance, chat and listen to good music. Volunteer as a Good Neighbor! Make
Wellness and support services provide a bridge between standard No fees; no dues; just fun! Contact: 489- a difference in the life of an older or
medical care and a full range of healing therapies 5481 or dg17@juno.com. disabled adult. Training is monthly at
Our integrative approach offers a foundation for care that includes Wilshire Community Services, 285 South
programs designed to strengthen the body, educate the mind, Literacy Council for San Luis Obispo St, Ste J, SLO. Contact: 547-7025 x 17.
and alleviate the stress that often comes with a cancer diagnosis County has an ongoing and urgent need
for volunteer tutors and offers free Volunteer at San Luis Obispo Museum
1941 Johnson Ave training in SLO. Contact: 541-4219 or of Art! Stop by at 1010 Broad St (Mission
Ste 201A, San Luis Obispo ( 805 ) 542-6234 www.sloliteracy.org. Plaza) or email volunteer@sloma.org
for information about multiple volunteer
1st THU every month at 6:15 pm: opportunities.
the loss of a loved one who is in need of Every WED 5:30-7:00 pm: Widowed Commission on the Status of Women
support. Contact: 540-6020. Support Group at New Life Church, 990 meets at Coast National Bank, 500 Marsh San Luis Obispo Senior Center offers
James Way, Rm 14, Pismo Beach. Offered St, SLO. This official advisory group health screening, legal services, meals,
2nd SAT of every month FEB-NOVat 9:00 by Hospice of SLO Co. Contact: 544-2266 to SLO County Board of Supervisors exercise, bridge, and bingo at 1445 Santa
am: Santa Maria Recreation and Parks or hospiceslo.org. identifies issues of concern to women Rosa St. Contact: 781-7306.
Dept offers free docent-led nature walks that are not the focus of other advocacy
in Los Flores Ranch, 6271 Dominion Rd, Every TUE at 7:00 pm: Al-Anon Family or advisory organizations. Contact: 788- Central Coast Astronomical Society
Santa Maria. Cost: free. Contact: 925- Support Group at Luis OASIS Senior 3406. sponsors a Dark Sky Star Party every
0951. Center, 420 Soares Ave, Orcutt. Contact: month at Santa Margarita Lake
937-9750. Morro Bay Museum of Natural History KOA Campground at sunset. CCAS
2nd MON every month 6:30-8:00 pm: offers Adventures With Nature & Mind sponsors guest speakers and public
Caregiver Support Group at Cayucos 3rd WED every month at 7:00 pm: Walks. Find the schedule at: www. education programs. Find the CCAS
Community Church, Ocean Ave & S How to Survive Divorce seminar at ccnha.org/naturewalks.html. event calendar, weather condition
3rd St. Free support for caregivers SLO Women’s Community Center, 1124 updates, and local resources at: www.
and family dealing with long-term Nipomo St #D, SLO. Tips and suggestions Central Coast Commission for Senior centralcoastastronomy.org.
illness, memory loss, dementia, and for handling family law issues. Cost: $10. Citizens offers many free services: Senior
Alzheimer’s. Contact: 458-7484. Contact: 544-9313 to register. Connection for connecting callers with San Luis Coastal Adult School’s Parent
local resources; one on one Medicare Participation Program offers Core
Every MON 10:00 am-2:00 pm: Remain 4th TUE every month at 5:30 pm: Legal assistance, advice and referrals for long Parenting and Enrichment classes
Independent Despite Vision Loss at Clinic for Self-Represented Litigants at term care, and help with billing and at centers in San Luis Obispo, Morro
Santa Maria Terrace, 1405 E Main St. SLO County Courthouse Law Library, appeals; Vial of Life kits with medical Bay, and Los Osos. Parent and child
New ways of doing daily tasks are 1050 Monterey St, SLO, #125. One-on-one info for emergency responders; a Senior activity classes, individual peer support,
taught by the Braille Institute, such as legal advice for persons filing divorces Resource Directory for SLO and SB and education for parents and
home management, traveling, and using w/o an attorney, and a document counties, and more. Contact: 925-9554 caregivers. Contact: 549-1222 or
talking library books. Contact: 462-1225. preparer to assist in completing court- or www.centralcoastseniors.org. parentparticipation.org.
required forms. Cost: Min $40 donation.
2nd & 4th MON every month at 6:30 pm: Contact: 544-9313.
MOPS (Mothers of Preschoolers) meet
at Pacific Christian Church, 3435 Santa RISE offers: weekly drop-In support
Maria Way, Santa Maria. Childcare is groups for sexual assault survivors;
provided. Contact: 934-3491 or www. 24 hour crisis line; advocacy and
pacificchristian.net.

Every TUE 3:00-6:00 pm & FRI 3:00-
accompaniment; peer counseling;
counseling; prevention and education,
and empowerment and self defense
Listen
Speak Up!
5:30 pm: Teen Wellness Program at workshops. Contact: 545-8888 or www.
Arroyo Grande EOC Health Services sarpcenter.org.
Clinic, 1152 E Grand Ave. Health services,
including reproductive health, in a safe Every SAT 11:00 am-3:00 pm: ADOPT A

Keep a Child Safe
environment to screen, assess, and PET at Petco, 2051 Theater Dr, in Paso
provide intervention. Appts preferred. Robles. Cats from NCHS and dogs from
Contact: 489-4026. Short n’ Sweet Dog Rescue. Contact:
466-5403.
1st WED every month at 9:00 am:
Senior Health Screening at First United
Methodist Church, 275 N Halcyon
Every MON 2:00-4:00 pm & WED 3:00-
5:00 pm: Jacks’ Adaptive Toy Lending
from Sexual Abuse
Rd, Arroyo Grande. Free and low- Library-Jack’s Helping Hand at Central
cost services for ages 50 and older: Coast Gymnastics, 21 Zaca Lane, #100,
blood pressure, pulse, weight, total San Luis Obispo. Traditional and
cholesterol, screening for anemia, adaptive toys for children with all types
diabetes, and fecal blood, nutritional of disabilities to check out. In-home
counseling, and medical referrals. appts available. Cost: free! Contact: 547-
Contact: 481-2692 or 788-0827. 1914 or www.jackshelpinghand.org.

1st WED every month at 12:00 pm: Every TUE 2:00-5:00 pm & FRI 4:00-7:00
Disabled American Veterans luncheon at pm: Jacks’ Adaptive Toy Lending Library
Veterans Memorial Bldg, 313 W Tunnell - Jack’s Helping Hand at Pat’s Place in
St, Santa Maria. Contact: 345-0402. Nipomo Recreation Community Rm, 671

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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
Note: This feature is published as space
Charter School at 500 Dyer St, this founded on life experiences, in- Santa Maria Public Library. Interactive allows and is a work in progress. Please
free program offers home study and depth study, and active immersion in student-parent-teacher partnerships submit updates, corrections, or additional
blended classroom/home study for the arts for grades 1-8. Attendance provide educational resources, a resources to: ccfamilyed@gmail.com.

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Safety
Help To Save a Life
the educational movement Save
a Life SLO was created to bring

Hands-Only CPR
awareness of the new Hands-
Only CPR method to SLO County
residents and provide training to
groups and individuals throughout
the county.
Every month, 15 people in San shoulders over the center of the
Luis Obispo County die from chest and push down HARD - at Hands-Only CPR can be
sudden cardiac arrest, but they least two inches remembered by its three simple
don’t have to. With Hands-Only steps: call 9-1-1 immediately,
CPR you can help save a life. • Lift your hands off of the chest begin pushing hard and fast in
slightly after each compression the center of the chest without
Why learn Hands-Only CPR? to allow chest to fully re-expand giving breaths, and continue until
help arrives. The body maintains
90% of sudden cardiac arrests • Push FAST at a rate of 100 beats
enough oxygen to keep vital
occur at or close to home, so the per minute (the same beat as
organs healthy for several minutes
life you help save will most likely the disco classic “Stayin’ Alive”)
if circulated through proper chest
be that of a loved one.
• If available, send somebody for compressions. By calling 9-1-1
When a person experiences the closest AED and follow the and beginning Hands-Only CPR
sudden cardiac arrest, their instructions immediately, bystanders can
heart stops beating and pumping significantly increase a person’s care with minimal interruptions
blood. This causes the brain to • If you start to get tired, switch chance of survival. while administering necessary
shut down and the person to off with others medication, ventilation and
Local county health organizations defibrillation with the support of
suddenly collapse and become including the SLO County Public new technologies, all while on the
STEP 3: Continue until help
unconscious. Health Department’s Emergency scene.
arrives.
Performing Hands-Only CPR Medical Services Agency (EMSA),
• When paramedics arrive, allow Dignity Health/French Hospital When paired with Hands-Only
can keep the heart and brain
them to provide extended and Medical Center and San Luis CPR, High-Performance CPR has
alive until paramedics arrive,
uninterrupted care on the scene Ambulance proudly support the been shown to increase survival
increasing a person’s chance of
survival by over 50%. Mouth-to- • Paramedics trained in High- Hands-Only CPR method alongside rates from sudden cardiac arrest
mouth breathing is not necessary national organizations like the by 30-50%.
Performance CPR will stabilize
since there is oxygen in the blood. American Heart Association and
the person before transporting
American Red Cross. Unlike conventional CPR courses,
them to the hospital
Steps to Save a Life with Hands-Only CPR takes only 5
Hands-Only CPR “The collaboration of these minutes to learn. While students
Find the Save A Life SLO booth at organizations has allowed this do not receive a certification,
the downtown Farmers’ Market movement to expand its reach far they do learn life-saving skills
If you see a teen or adult suddenly
each month for Hands-Only CPR beyond what each organization that can be applied in emergency
collapse, follow these steps to
demonstrations from 6:00-8:00 could accomplish on its own. We situations.
help save their life:
pm. Take a tour of an ambulance, can already see the significant
STEP 1: Dial 9-1-1. look inside a fire truck and learn impact this movement is having Training demos are currently
lifesaving skills in under 5 minutes! in our County,” noted Kathy taking place each month at
• Check for responsiveness
by shaking the person and The Hands-Only CPR booth is Collins, Specialty Care Systems Thursday night Farmers’ Market
shouting, “Are you ok?” located on the corner of Higuera Coordinator for the SLO County in San Luis Obispo and by
and Chorro Streets, next to the EMSA. To date, over 5,000 local appointment.
• If no response, call 9-1-1 or Habit Burger Grill. residents have received training
instruct someone to do so in Hands-Only CPR through this Save A Life SLO is an educational
immediately Save a Life SLO promotes life- outreach effort. movement that is dedicated to
saving CPR methods to all SLO training San Luis Obispo County
STEP 2: Begin Hands-Only CPR. County residents. The new Hands- In addition to the new Hands- residents in Hands-Only CPR. The
Only and High-Performance Only CPR method, emergency movement is proudly supported
• Position person face up on floor responders are also taking an by the SLO County Public Health
CPR methods have been proven
enhanced approach to onsite Department’s EMSA, Dignity
• Kneel next to the person so that successful in increasing sudden care. In August 2015, emergency Health/French Hospital Medical
your knees touch his/her arm cardiac arrest survival rates.
responders began training in Center and San Luis Ambulance.
• Place the heel of one hand on This new method of CPR is High-Performance CPR. In this
the center of chest between the resulting in significant increases innovative approach, responders To learn more about Hands-Only
nipples and other hand on top in sudden cardiac arrest survival act like a pit crew. Each responder CPR or to schedule a training
rates. Through the support of is assigned a role enabling demonstration, go online to
• Lock your elbows, put your local county health organizations, them to maintain continuous www.SaveALifeSLO.org.

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