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October 2017

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Child Development ...... 2

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Pumpkin Patch Guide ... 22

Alternative Education ... 23

Emotional Development / Library Programs / SLO Summer Story / Harvest Fun

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Child Development
Helping Children
disgust, and shame. These are unpleasant stimuli or to move
reflected in different variations. towards pleasant stimuli (food,
For instance, resentment and touch, hugs).

Learn to
violence often stem from anger,
and anxiety is often associated Evidence suggests that, in the first
with fear. six months, infants are capable of

Manage
experiencing and responding to
Secondary emotions are always distress by adopting self-soothing
linked to these eight primary behavior such as sucking. Other

Their
emotions and reflect our studies have found that toddlers
emotional reaction to specific develop self-regulation skills in
feelings. These emotions are infancy and are able to approach

Emotions
learned from our experiences. For or avoid situations depending on
example, a child who has been their emotional impact.
punished because of a meltdown
might feel anxious the next time How you can help
she gets angry. A child who has
by Sanya Pelini, Ph.D. been ridiculed for expressing fear A recent study suggests that
might feel shame the next time he “listening to recordings of
gets scared. play songs can maintain six-
We are all born with emotions, There is no general consensus to nine-month-old infants in a
but not all those emotions are about the emotions that are in- In other words, how we react to relatively contented or neutral
pre-wired into our brains. Kids built verses those learned from our kids’ emotions has an impact state considerably longer than
are born with emotional reactions emotional, social, and cultural on the development of their recordings of infant-directed or
such as crying, frustration, contexts. It is widely accepted, emotional intelligence. adult-directed speech.”
hunger, and pain. But they learn however, that the eight primary
about other emotions as they in-built emotions are fear, anger, Emotional invalidation prevents The study explains that multi-
grow older. sadness, joy, interest, surprise, kids from learning how to manage modal singing is more effective
their emotions. When we teach than maternal speech for calming
kids to identify their emotions, we highly aroused 10-month-old
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give them a framework that helps
explain how they feel, which
infants. It also suggests that play
songs (“The Wheels on the Bus”
makes it easier for them to deal for instance) are more effective
with those emotions in a socially than lullabies at reducing distress.
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Child Development
angry.” “Why do you think he
looks so sad?”

Of course, toddlers also learn
about managing their emotions The Village Salon
Happy
by watching us.

Autumn!
OLDER Children

Kids experience many emotions
during the childhood years.
Many secondary emotions come Try a new color,
into play at this age as a child’s cut, or style
are associated with certain emotions are either validated or
situations. A number of studies invalidated, influencing future for a fall change
suggest that fear is the most emotional reactions.
difficult emotion for toddlers. At
this age, parents can begin using Children are able to understand
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encourage them to name those expressions, but they still find it
emotions. hard to express their emotions,
especially if they haven’t learned
By the time they turn two, kids to identify and name them.
Kochanska, G., Coy, K. C. and Murray, K. T. of Child Maltreatment and Interadult Violence
are able to adopt strategies to (2001), The Development of Self-Regulation in on Children’s Emotion Regulation Abilities
deal with difficult emotions. For How you can help the First Four Years of Life. Child Development, and Socioemotional Adjustment. Child
instance, they are able to distance 72: 1091–1111. doi:10.1111/1467-8624.0033 6 Development, 73: 1525–1542. doi:10.1111/1467-
themselves from the things that Emotion regulation is not just 8624.00488
Trehub, S. E., Ghazban, N. and Corbeil, M.
upset them. about expressing emotions in a Kochanska, G. (2001), Emotional Development
(2015), Musical affect regulation in infancy.
socially appropriate manner. It is a Ann. N.Y. Acad. Sci., 1337: 186–192. doi:10.1111/
in Children with Different Attachment Histories:
The First Three Years. Child Development, 72:
How you can help three-phase process that involves nyas.12622
474–490. doi:10.1111/1467-8624.00291
teaching children to identify Buss, K. A. and Goldsmith, H. H. (1998), Fear
Situation selection, modification, emotions, helping them identify and Anger Regulation in Infancy: Effects
on the Temporal Dynamics of Affective Sanya Pelini holds a Ph.D. in educational
and distraction are the best what triggers those emotions, research. She transforms educational research
Expression. Child Development, 69: 359–374.
strategies to help kids deal and teaching them to manage doi:10.1111/j.1467-8624.1998.tb06195.x into practical tools and resources to inform
with anger and fear at this those emotions by themselves. parenting choices. Sanya is the author of the
Maughan, A. and Cicchetti, D. (2002), Impact Ebook Fifteen Days to Independent Kids.
age, according to research. In When we teach kids that their
other words, helping toddlers emotions are valid, we help them
avoid distressing situations or view what they feel as normal and
distracting them from those manageable.
situations is one of the most
effective emotion-regulation Modeling appropriate behavior
strategies. is also important during the
childhood years. The best way
As they grow older, toddlers to teach your child to react to
can be taught to handle those anger appropriately is to show
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Library Voice
Check It Out:
October Happenings
by Rebecca Juretic

Pajama Party Live! Pajama Party Live is a free event
is for children five and older, as
Get on your warmest, snuggliest
well as their parents or caretakers.
pajamas! KCBX radio’s Michael
It happens at the San Luis Obispo
Katz will be the featured
Library, 995 Palm Street, on gather on October 21 from 10:00 After the promotion, the library
entertainer at a fabulous pajama
Friday, October 20 from 6:00 to am to 2:00 pm at the San Luis became a regular part of their
party. Katz tells stories that
7:30 pm. Refreshments will be Obispo Library for the first annual family routine. 
weave together both the comic
served. The event is presented Indie Author Day. There will be
and the profound using his own SLO County Public Libraries
by the Foundation for San Luis books on a wide variety of topics,
highly energetic, animated, and and WIC are grateful for this
Obispo County Public Libraries. and for a range of ages. This is a
interactive style of storytelling. opportunity to encourage all of the
To learn more about his rare opportunity for kids to talk
Indie Author Day families in San Luis Obispo County
entertaining program, see www. one-on-one with authors, which
access to books and reading, not
storytellermichael.com. Local, independent authors will can foster a love of reading and
just for entertainment, but as a
writing.
key part of language development
This event will include the chance for even the youngest children.
to buy books, and to have those
Fall into the Arts
books signed. There will also be
readings and presentations. The This fall and winter, the theme
entire event is free, so bring a for programs at County Library
Make a Difference! friend and celebrate our fantastic branches is “Art Smart.” There
local authors! For a full list of will be many free classes,
(805) 781-3226 authors and presenters, see performances, and events
www.slolibrary.org. including:
www.slobigs.org
Pyjama Drama and ballet classes
Grant Provides Books
for Families Art, manga drawing, paper craft-
ing, and fused glass classes for
The County of San Luis Obispo
teens
Public Libraries and WIC of San
Luis Obispo County recently Concerts and dance performances
received a $3,500 grant from Reading groups
Central Coast Funds for Children. 
The funds were used to provide Special story times
over 1200 families with a beautiful Robotics and other STEAM activi-
book bag and free books in ties
English or Spanish to read to their
Also, keep an eye out for fantastic
children. 
seasonal activities like pumpkin
“The child education and book painting and holiday card making.
bag distribution at WIC was For a full list of events, see
wonderful,” said Linda McClure, the events calendar at www.
Nutrition Services Program slolibrary.org. And be sure to
Manager of WIC said, “Families follow County of San Luis Obispo
and children were very excited Public Libraries on Facebook to
about receiving the books.”  get updates on the many free
Another staff member from WIC, events and programs at your local
Colleen Johnson, stated that she library branch.
shared early literacy information
with a young parent who had Rebecca Juretic is a freelance writer and Public
never thought about reading with Relations Consultant for the San Luis Obispo
County Libraries. Rebecca can be reached at:
their baby or going to the library. juretic@sbcglobal.net.

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slowly shifting your child’s nap more adjustment time. Switch
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November 5th is the day! The have a little one that normally or 30 minute increments. If your for those who don’t get around
first Sunday in November means wakes at 6:00 am, they will now child normally takes a nap at 1:00 to readjusting a child’s schedule
a change from Daylight Saving be waking at 5:00 am! That is no pm, two or three days before the (I have done this many times
Time back to Standard Time. fun. time change, put him down at 1:15 myself). It might take a few days,
It’s time to fall back (adjust So, what can parents do to ease or 1:30 pm. If your child normally but your child will adjust!
clocks from 1:59 am to 1:00 am), their child’s transition to a new goes to bed at 7:00 pm, make
On Sunday evening, try your best
and enjoy more daylight in the sleep schedule? “Fall back” tends bedtime 7:15 or 7:30 pm. Then, by
to help your child make it to their
morning. to be a little tougher to manage the time Sunday comes around, it
normal bedtime. If he is utterly
than “spring forward,” but it will won’t be a huge change.
Before you had children, the time exhausted, it’s okay to let him fall
all come together. Your child will probably wake asleep 15-20 minutes early. Use
change wasn’t that big of a deal.
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extra hour of sleep. But, if you change, you may want to start try and keep her in dim lighting Please remember that every child
for the first hour after waking, to
help her body clock reset. is different. Some kids take the
time change in stride, and others
We all have a circadian rhythm or take a few days to fully adjust.
body clock. The word circadian Just be patient, and it will all fall
means approximately 24 hours. back into place.
Our bodies go through a series
of changes each day at certain If you have a toddler, a sleep clock
times, including hormone (such as My Tot Clock) with time-
releases, temperature and heart set colored lights can be very
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Fun & Games Jack’s Jokes
What kind of lunch is Dracula afraid of? A stake sandwich!
Halloween Find the Differences Why didn’t the skeleton cross the road? He didn’t have the guts!
See if you can find 7 differences in these pictures What is a witch’s favorite subject in school? Spelling!
What is a vampire’s favorite dog? A bloodhound!

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Local History Monterey Street is getting a makeover.
Buildings are being renovated and the
parking lots are being dug up.

1967 Summer Story Buy your copy of Monterey/Marsh Sts
100 Year Book. Remember the past, as
the future is right around the corner.
by Guy Crabb
Enjoy Your Memories!
It was the summer of 1967 and Saturday morning breakfasts of
my best friend Benny and I were waffles and bacon. My Dad sure Get an autographed copy at:
on a mission to do something knew how to cook. He always w w w. s l o 1 0 0 ye a r s . co m
incredible. Our little town of San made the bacon nice and crispy,
Also available at Barnes and Noble, Crushed Grape, Antiques of Monterey,
Luis Obispo was not a big city just the way I love it. As the three
History Center, Apple Farm, and Boo Boo Records. GUY CRABB PUBLISHING
(about 25,000 in population), but of us sat there eating, we told
it was groovy and Benny and I my Dad about our plan to turn
loved spending time downtown my bike into a chopper. I wasn’t
all summer long. One day, we sure how my Dad would react, so disappointment, we didn’t find girl in the world and my not-so-
walked by the Fremont Theater I was happy when he said it was a anything. Benny and I sat there secret crush, Sandy. Sandy was
(1035 Monterey Street). We cool idea. He told us we needed for a few minutes thinking about an older woman of 17 years and
always loved checking out the to find two very long pipes and he where to go next. Benny’s sister’s best friend. As
posters for upcoming movies. offered to help us. “Gus, we forgot the one place we rode by, she came out to say
There was a movie called “Cool After breakfast, we hopped we can be sure to find a ton of hello and wave to us.
Hand Luke” starring a guy named on our bikes and headed off old pipes and anything else we When we got to Firestone Tires,
Paul Newman. Benny’s mom said downtown to check out all the need to build your chopper; Uncle we were totally surprised to see
he’s the most handsome man places in town where we might Rocky’s!” exclaimed Benny. Of my Dad standing next to Uncle
in the world. There was also a find old used pipes that someone course, he was right. Uncle Rocky Rocky with my bike and two long
new Disney movie called “The had thrown away. We needed to worked at a machine shop called pipes. “Well it took you long
Jungle Book” that was playing make one quick stop at Chong’s Firestone Tires and Auto Repair enough to figure out that this
inside. But we were most excited Candy Shop (798 Palm, today it’s up on Higuera (1001 Higuera, was the best place to build your
about the movie poster with a realty office) to get a bag full of Firestone Grill). We knew that bike into a chopper!” said Dad.
cool looking motorcycles on it hard candy. After eating a few Uncle Rocky would be happy to Uncle Rocky pounded down one
called “Choppers.” They were handfuls, we headed to Hana’s help us and we also knew that end of each pipe to make it flat.
really boss! They had extra-long Farm Supply (1119 Garden St) to he had a welding machine at the Then Uncle Rocky and my Dad
front forks and super cool paint check for steel pipes. My dad once shop. Once we found the pipes, worked on welding the chopper
jobs. After seeing those pictures, told me that the building was built we would need to weld them to forks for about an hour. When
I knew that I had to turn my in 1912. Mr. Hana showed us the the forks on the bike. they finished, we all stood back to
Schwinn Stingray bicycle with a pipes we needed, but we quickly check out how cool it looked.
banana seat into a chopper. As we were pedaling up Higuera,
found out that I couldn’t afford I suddenly heard two voices that I told my Uncle I loved it and
Benny knocked on my front door new ones. We said goodbye and make my blood curdle and the thanked him like crazy. I asked
at 8:00 am the next beautiful rode down the street to check out hairs on the back of my neck my Dad if Benny and I could take it
summer morning so we could the old Harmony Valley Creamery stand up. “Hey knuckleheads, out for a test drive. It felt so weird
start our adventure to look for (991 Nipomo St, now Reis Family where are you two losers going?” to ride a bike with really long front
pipes to use as my new front Mortuary) to see if they have any asked Prudence. Prudence and forks. I couldn’t use the front
forks. The first thing we had to do old pipes laying around beside Lavinia were our arch-enemies. brakes anymore because the tire
was eat one of my Dad’s famous one of the buildings. To our They were twins and as mean as was so far away, so I needed to be
a nest of hornets. Benny quickly more careful. We rode down the
spoke up and said, “I knew I was street past Montgomery Wards
smelling something stinky, but I (876 Higuera, Beverly’s) and saw a
figured someone at Corcoran’s few school friends and they were
Restaurant just threw out the yelling about how cool my bike
trash (848 Higuera, Rocky looked. I felt like the grooviest kid
Mountain Chocolate).” in the world!
“That’s the best you can do,
Benny?” taunted Lavinia. We just I hope you liked this history lesson
kept riding faster because these in story form. 1967 was a great
girls have bombed us with rocks time to grow up in SLO.
and water balloons before and we
wanted no part of them today.
As we continued our ride up Guy Crabb retired after teaching for over
32 years, most recently at Charles E. Teach
Higuera, we passed Eagle Elementary School in San Luis Obispo. He was
Pharmacy (898 Higuera, Victoria’s selected as San Luis Coastal Unified School
District Teacher of the Year for 2006-2007.
Secret) and waved at the cutest Reach him at crabbx5@charter.net.

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English includes heaps of lovely
1300, this word made its way through
words referring to unlovely things.
Old French to English to become
Let’s take a look at a few of them.
melancholy.
The Dutch verb gluren meant to leer. is dumb (meaning both unable to “…the settled and the nomad -- and
Back in the 2nd century BCE, some speak and lacking in intelligence, now there is a natural antipathy between
In the 1300s, it made its way into
folks we now call the Maccabees got considered rude in either usage). them, whatever the land to which
Old English as gloom. Gloom was
fed up with intolerance and rose up to The word dew also came from this they belong.”
initially a verb meaning to look sullen
fight their mighty Greek oppressors. source (Old English). Both airborne Freya Stark
or displeased. The adjective gloomy
Though their story has its triumphant and settled smoke can be called dust,
showed up in the 1580s. The noun “…those who have known inescapable
elements, the outcome wasn’t good which came from dheu- through old
version of gloom, meaning darkness sorrow and those who have not.”
for the Maccabees, who were known Germanic languages. Pearl S. Buck
or obscurity, first appeared in writing
thereafter as martyrs. At some point
in 1629. Any of you who have walked across “…those of us who are trying to
in Medieval Latin, the story was told
Though we don’t know its roots, the as the dance of the Maccabees, or a patch of thyme while inhaling have escape from something and those of
Latin word luridis meant pale yellow Machabaeorum. This term made its experienced how the scent seems us who are trying to find something.”
to rise like smoke. Thyme came to Ileana, Princess of Rumania
and ghastly. By the 1650s, it showed way through Old French to land in
up in English as lurid, meaning ghastly English in the early 1400s as macabre, English in the 1300s after a voyage “…the people who lift and the people
or horrible. The meaning glowing in meaning involving death or violence in through Greek, Latin, and Old French. who lean.”
the dark was added by 1727, and the a strange, frightening, or unpleasant Ella Wheeler Wilcox
Fume made its way to English in the
meaning sensational by the 1850s. manner. 1300s, also from dheu-. “…those who live poor on a lot and
Though I would love it if lurid were May any grim, gloomy, macabre, those who live rich on a little.”
Apparently because swirling dust
somehow related to the term yellow melancholy, or lurid encounter you Marcelene Cox
can make one confused, the mental
journalism, no such link seems to have this season be in good fun.
confusion and stupor associated “…those who think there are two
exist.
To rise like smoke with the disease typhus gave that kinds of people and those who have
The Scandinavian tongues all had disease its name in 1785. The word more sense.”
some version of the word grim I have stumbled upon a Proto-Indo- typhus was taken from its root dheu- James Tiptree, Jr. (Alice Bradley Sheldon)
(grimm, grimmaz, grimmr, grym), European word that meant to rise after it spent some time vacationing So good readers, does the world divide
meaning furious, dire, painful, savage, like smoke, vapor, or mist. The word in Greece and Rome. into dualities, or does that last quote
or cruel. Because of some similar- is dheu-, and it has some intriguing
Because an animal in cold weather from Ms. Sheldon (or Mr. Tiptree if
sounding words meaning thunder offspring.
creates small clouds of vapor with you prefer) hit the nail on the head?
in Old Church Slavonic and Russian, Because things that rise like smoke
its breath, the deer got its name
etymologists have posited that eventually disappear, dheu-‘s from dheu-, which came through old
grim’s grandmother words started offspring include both dwindle
Germanic tongues to land very early My thanks to sources: OED, Merriam Webster,
out as an imitation of the sound of (appearing in the 1590s through Old Wordnik, Etymonline, Collins Dictionary, The
on in Old English.
thunder. Grim made its way to Old and Middle English) and die (which Beacon Book of Quotations by Women, and
English in the 1100s along with its has been around forever through Old Dwindle, die, dead, death, dizzy, Tiptree.org.
sister-word grima, a noun referring English). Dead and death were also dull, dumb, dew, dust, deer, funeral,
to a ghoul, goblin, or specter. Sadly, born of dheu-, and like die, came to thyme, and typhus: they all started as
grima didn’t live very long, possibly English so early, we have no date of a cloud of smoke, vapor or mist.
taken out by some sort of linguistic entry. A related term that may have
Two Kinds of People
grim reaper. Sources suggest that come from dheu- is the word funeral.
the term grim reaper didn’t show Let’s take a look at a few things
At some point, it seems rising like
up until 1847, though one could intelligent women have said about
smoke suggested a limited ability
argue that the grim reaper had been two kinds of people. To decrease
or intelligence, as dheu- also gave
doing his job for centuries with no redundancy, I’ve started each quote
us dizzy (also an Old English word
recognition. after the author wrote something
that’s been around forever, initially
The Greek word for black was meaning stupid or foolish) and dull along the lines of, “There are two
melanin, and the Greek word for bile (as in witless, blunt, not sharp). kinds of people…”
CS Perryess writes for teens, narrates audio
was khole. Because depression was Dull showed up in English around “…those who live for their outsides books, and ponders the wonder of words in a
seen as a problem with the body’s the year 1200. Another word that and those who live for their insides.” foggy little town on California’s central coast.
Find more at http://csperryess.blogspot.com,
humors, specifically pinned on the showed up from this vein of dheu- Francesca Bendeke or reach him at csperryess@gmail.com.

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October 2017 Free Ongoing Events
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11:30-2:30pm Nipomo: Monarch Club 2-4:30pm Los Osos: 2nd & Santa Maria 3:00-6:00 pm in Paso Robles City Park 8:30-11am AG Spencers Market 3:00-6:00pm Old Porte Fisheries AG FARMERS MARKETS: 8:00-10:30am SLO Promenade
LIBRARY STORYTIME: 10:10 SLO 12:30-4:30pm Santa Maria Town Ctr 2:30-5:00pm Spencers Morro Bay 9:00am-12:30pm Paso Robles Wal Mart 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 5:00-8:00pm Pismo, Main St & Dolliver 9:00am-1:00pm Shell Bch Dinosaur Caves
3:30-4:15pm AG LIBRARY STORYTIME: 10:00 MB, LIBRARY STORYTIME: 10:30 LO
child health day 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
LIBRARY STORYTIME: 11:00 AG
October is: SLO CO GENEALOGICAL SOCIETY
Adopt-a-Shelter-Animal Month national golf world 1st SAT 12:30am IOOF Hall SLO
Computer Learning Month day teacher card making day
Family History Month day
National Apple Month
National Clock Month FULL MOON
world National Roller Skating Month thomas edison shows
vegetarian day Bullying Prevention Month 1st motion picture
National Stamp Collecting Month (in 1889)

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LIBRARY STORYTIME: 10:10 SLO 12:30-4:30pm Santa Maria Town Ctr 2:30-5:00pm Spencers Morro Bay 2:30-5:30pm Cambria Main St Vets Hall 9:00am-12:30pm Templeton City Park
3:00-6:00pm AT Sunken Gardens 6:00-9:00pm Downtown SLO LIBRARY STORYTIME: 10:30 LO 9:00am-1:00pm Paso Downtown Park
DOC BURNSTEIN’S READING LAB 5:00-8:00pm Pismo, Main St & Dolliver 9:00am-1:00pm Shell Bch Dinosaur Caves
3:30-4:15pm AG LIBRARY STORYTIME: 10:00 MB,
national LIBRARY STORYTIME: 10:30 AT, 10:10 SLO, 10:15 CAM,10:30 AT, 10:30 12:00-2:30pm AG Village Gazebo
indigenous 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
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fears day people’s day
world mental farmer’s day national
1st telephone call health day costume swap day
(in 1876)

take your teddy
bear to work day

Eleanor Roosevelt’s
birthday (Born in 1884) BE bald & free day

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LIBRARY STORYTIME: 10:10 SLO 12:30-4:30pm Santa Maria Town Ctr 2:30-5:00pm Spencers Morro Bay 2:30-5:30pm Cambria Main St Vets Hall 9:00am-12:30pm Templeton City Park
3:00-6:00pm AT Sunken Gardens 6:00-9:00pm Downtown SLO LIBRARY STORYTIME: 10:30 LO 9:00am-1:00pm Paso Downtown Park
DOC BURNSTEIN’S READING LAB 5:00-8:00pm Pismo, Main St & Dolliver 9:00am-1:00pm Shell Bch Dinosaur Caves
3:30-4:15pm AG LIBRARY STORYTIME: 10:00 MB,
LIBRARY STORYTIME: 10:30 AT, 10:10 SLO, 10:15 CAM,10:30 AT, 10:30 12:00-2:30pm AG Village Gazebo
national Boss’s day 10:30 AG, 11:00 NI AG,10:30 LO, 11:00 CAY, 11:30 SMG 2:30-6:00pm Morro Bay 800 Main St
grouch day LIBRARY STORYTIME: 11:00 AG
world food day
mickey mantle’s
alaska day thomas edison birthday (Born in 1931)
dictionary day
demonstrated
electric light
(in 1879)

black poetry day NEW MOON
(honoring Jupiter Hammon, 1st
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LIBRARY STORYTIME: 10:10 SLO 12:30-4:30pm Santa Maria Town Ctr 2:30-5:00pm Spencers Morro Bay 2:30-5:30pm Cambria Main St Vets Hall 9:00am-12:30pm Templeton City Park
3:00-6:00pm AT Sunken Gardens 6:00-9:00pm Downtown SLO LIBRARY STORYTIME: 10:30 LO 9:00am-1:00pm Paso Downtown Park
DOC BURNSTEIN’S READING LAB 5:00-8:00pm Pismo, Main St & Dolliver 9:00am-1:00pm Shell Bch Dinosaur Caves
3:30-4:15pm AG LIBRARY STORYTIME: 10:00 MB,
LIBRARY STORYTIME: 10:30 AT, 10:10 SLO, 10:15 CAM,10:30 AT, 10:30 12:00-2:30pm AG Village Gazebo
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navy day LIBRARY STORYTIME: 11:00 AG
united nations day
pablo picasso’s statue of liberty’s
birthday (Born in 1881) birthday
(gift from France in 1886)
national nut day

national stuttering
awareness day International red theodore roosevelt’s
cross organized birthday (Born in 1858)
national mole day
mother in law day (In 1863)

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LIBRARY STORYTIME: 10:10 SLO 12:30-4:30pm Santa Maria Town Ctr 2:30-5:00pm Spencers Morro Bay 2:30-5:30pm Cambria Main St Vets Hall 9:00am-12:30pm Templeton City Park
3:00-6:00pm AT Sunken Gardens 6:00-9:00pm Downtown SLO LIBRARY STORYTIME: 10:30 LO 9:00am-1:00pm Paso Downtown Park
DOC BURNSTEIN’S READING LAB 5:00-8:00pm Pismo, Main St & Dolliver 9:00am-1:00pm Shell Bch Dinosaur Caves
3:30-4:15pm AG LIBRARY STORYTIME: 10:00 MB,
john adam’s LIBRARY STORYTIME: 10:30 AT, 10:10 SLO, 10:15 CAM,10:30 AT, 10:30 12:00-2:30pm AG Village Gazebo
national birthday 10:30 AG, 11:00 NI AG,10:30 LO, 11:00 CAY, 11:30 SMG Birthstone: 2:30-6:00pm Morro Bay 800 Main St
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organization day (Born in 1735)
halloween Opal

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Family Events
MON AUG 28-SUN OCT 1 11:00 am-5:00 Decorative Artists present their 24th
pm: KID’S EYE VIEW at San Luis Obispo annual Holiday Boutique. All items are
Museum of Art, 101 Broad St. Celebrate hand crafted and include home decor,
the prowess of younger members of garden items, jewelry, apparel, painted
our community with selected artwork items, jams and jellies, pottery, holiday
created during youth summer art camps. items, and more. Cost: free. Contact:
OCT 1 2:00-4:00 pm: Closing reception. 219-0656.
Cost: free. Contact: sloma.org or 543-
SAT SEP 30 at 10:00 am: SHOWDOWN
8562.
CORNHOLE TOURNAMENT at Sunken
THU SEP 21-SUN NOV 12 (times vary): Gardens, Atascadero. Grab a partner
THE PHANTOM OF THE MELODRAMA and sign up for the event you won’t
at The Great American Melodrama, want to miss. If you’re not playing,
1863 Front St, Oceano. In an effort to come out to watch and enjoy food, craft
be taken seriously as a “legitimate beer, a costume contest, and fun for all
theatre,” the Melodrama decides to ages. Register at visitatascadero.org/
produce the most famous musical of all events. Cost: $60-80 per team. Contact:
time, The Phantom of the Opera. But visitatascadero.com or (661) 317-6048.
things go awry when off-stage drama,
bad luck, and a mysterious figure derail SAT SEP 30 2:00-4:00 pm: SEPTEMBER
the production. With a colorful cast of SCRAMBLE - Kids Adventure Course at
characters, hysterical song parodies, Laguna Lake Golf Course, 11175 Los Osos
and witty dialogue, this is one show your Valley Rd, SLO. Kids ages 5-6, 7-9, and 10-
family won’t want to miss! Vaudeville 13 cover 13+ obstacles built over a 0.75
Revue follows each show. Food and mile path, including a climbing wall, hay
drinks available at in-house pub. Cost: bale hurdles, tunnels, net climbs, and
$20-27. Contact: americanmelodrama. balance beams. A parent-child course
com or 489-5539. follows. Cost: $10 per kid / $20 per family
includes t-shirt. Contact: 781-7300 or
TUE SEP 26-SUN OCT 1 10:00 am-3:00 pm: slocity.org.
STICKER ROCKS at the SLO Children’s
Museum, 1010 Nipomo St. Press colorful SAT SEP 30 2:00-6:00 pm: 100,000 POETS
stickers onto smooth rocks and coat & MUSICIANS FOR CHANGE at the SLO
with glue to give them a shiny finish. Library, 995 Palm St. Features readings
from: San Luis Obispo Poets Laureate;
THU SEP 28 11:00 am-12:00 pm: LIVING
Jeanie Greensfelder; Bonnie Young;
HISTORY: PECHO RANCH IN 1919 at
James Cushing; Rosemary Wilvert;
Spooner Ranch House, Pecho Rd, Los
Michael McLaughlin; Kevin Patrick
Osos. Visit the Spooner Ranch House in
Sullivan; Glenna Luschei Horton; and
1919 with Katie Spooner leading the tour.
Marguerite Costigan. Musical guests: SUN OCT 8 1:00-4:00 pm: NATURE Lioness Club Of Cayucos fundraiser.
Katie will talk about the making of The
Nathan Spooner and Terry Sanville. Cost: PROGRAM at DANA Adobe Cultural Cost: $10 for 2 enchiladas (beef, chicken,
Pecho Ranch and Spooner family history.
free. Contact: slolibrary.org or 781-5991. Center, 671 S Oakglen Ave, Nipomo. cheese), $55 for trays of 12. Contact: 995-
Easy, with chairs available for sitting.
Learn about native CA Sycamore trees 1432 or www.cayucoslioness.org.
Cost: free. Contact: centralcoastparks. SAT SEP 30 3:00-9:00 pm: BAYWOOD and the life they support. Also learn
org. ART SHOW & LIGHTED BOAT PARADE at TUE OCT 10 6:00-8:00 pm: MAKE A
about other plants that grow on the
Back Bay Inn, 1391 2nd St, Los Osos. Two SUCCULENT WREATH at Centennial
THU SEP 28-SAT SEP 30 at 6:30 pm: WILD rancho: native, naturalized, and invasive.
events in one on the beautiful Baywood Park, 600 Nickerson Dr, Paso Robles.
& SCENIC FILM FESTIVAL (locations There will also be docent-led adobe
Park waterfront! 3:00-6:00 pm: Art Learn to add succulents to a sphagnum
vary). The festival comes to Pismo Beach tours. Cost: free. Contact: 929-5679.
Show: View the best work of North moss wreath to create a lush decoration
Golf Club on Thursday 9/28, South Bay
Coast artists behind the Back Bay Inn. SUN OCT 8 1:00-5:00 pm: FALL HARVEST to hang on a door or wall or use as a
Community Center in Los Osos on Friday
6:00-9:00 pm: Boat Parade on the Bay of FESTIVAL at City Farm SLO, 1221 Calle centerpiece. All supplies provided. Cost:
9/29, and SLO Guild Hall on Saturday
lighted watercraft. Cost: free. Contact: Joaquin, next to Hwy 101 between Los $67. Contact: 286-5993.
9/30. Films focus on the environmental
concerns and celebrations of our planet. 441-3344. Osos Valley and Madonna Rds in SLO. WED OCT 11 at 10:00 am-12:00 pm:
Cost: $15. Contact: centralcoastparks. Family Day! Tour the 17 acre agricultural DONOR BREASTMILK DRIVE at French
SUN OCT 1 8:00-8:45 am & 10:15-11:00 am: reserve and meet the farmers, take part
org/filmfest or 548-0384. BLESSING OF THE ANIMALS at St Luke’s Hospital Medical Center, 1911 Johnson
in planting and harvest activities, shop at Ave, San Luis Obispo. This 4th annual
FRI SEP 29 at 10:00 am: HOLIDAY Episcopal Church, 5318 Palma Ave, a farmers market, sample dishes by local
Atascadero. All animals welcome. Please drive supports the San Jose Mother’s
BOUTIQUE at SLO Elks Lodge, 222 Elks chefs and students, enjoy live music, and
bring dogs on leashes and cats in carriers. Milk Bank. If you have excess breastmilk,
Ln. CA Poppy Decorative Artists present learn about urban agriculture. Cost: $5
Service includes a remembrance of consider becoming a donor to share your
their 24th annual Holiday Boutique suggested donation, kids free. Contact:
deceased animal companions. Cost: free. life saving milk with the most vulnerable
at SLO Elks Lodge.  All items at this centralcoastgrown.org or 769-8344.
Contact: 466-9102 or stlukesatascadero. babies. Cost: free. Contact: 543-5353.
boutique are hand crafted and include
the following:  home decor, garden org. SUN OCT 8 at 7:00 pm: NEW WORLDS at SAT OCT 14 11:00 am: BALLET IN THE
items, jewelry, apparel, glassware, soaps the Cal Poly PAC, 1 Grand Ave, SLO. Actor LIBRARY at Los Osos Library, 2075
SAT OCT 7 12:00–4:30 pm: OUTDOOR Bill Murray and cellist Jan Vogler became
and lotions, jams and jellies, candy and Palisades. Do you need somewhere to
DISCOVERY FESTIVAL at Vista Lago Day friends in New York. Their collaboration
cakes, candles, ceramics, holiday items, wear your tutu? Learn ballet and enjoy
Use Area, Lopez Lake, Arroyo Grande. showcases the core of American values
painted items, and more.  A portion of your tutu and tights (not required).
If you like hiking, biking, camping, in literature and music. 6:00 pm: Pre-
our proceeds are donated to the Elk’s Registration is required, space is limited.
fishing, bird watching, golfing, zip- show lecture in Philips Hall. Cost: $60-
charity benefitting children with special Ages 6–8. Cost: free. Contact: 525-1862.
lining and more, then this is the place to 175. Contact: pacslo.org or 756-4849.
needs. Cost: free. Contact: 219-0656. be!  Exhibits and demos will showcase SAT OCT 14 1:00-2:00 pm: VEX ROBOTICS,
FRI SEP 29-SUN OCT 1 at 10:00 am: the many activities in County Parks. TUE OCT 10 9:00 am-5:00 pm: ENCHILADA SPONSORED BY 4-H at Los Osos Library
HOLIDAY BOUTIQUE at the SLO Elks Cost: free, $10 vehicle entry fee. Contact: SALE at 1630 Old Creek Rd, Cayucos. 2075 Palisades Ave. Build and program
Club, 222 Elks Ln. The California Poppy slocountyparks.org. Enjoy delicious food and support this your own robot, then face down other

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Family Events
SAT OCT 21 10:00 AM-4:00 pm: CRAFT SAT OCT 28 10:00 am-1:00 pm:
FAIR at Baywood Elementary, 1330 9th PUMPKINS IN THE PARK at Dinosaur
St, Los Osos. The 1st annual Baywood Caves Park, 2701 Price St, Pismo Beach.
craft fair will feature a wide selection of Enjoy this family event including a
handcrafted items to start your holiday costume contest, pumpkin decorating,
shopping early! All proceeds fund the a climbing wall, bounce house, balloon
building of a new vegetable garden. typhoon, face painting, carnival games
Contact: baywoodptalo@gmail.com. and more. 11:30 am: Kid’s Costume
Contest (most original, scariest, funniest,
SUN OCT 22 2:00-4:00 pm: iNATURALIST: and most decked out). Adult costume
Become a Citizen Scientist at San Luis contest follows. 12:00-2:00 pm: Trick
Obispo Botanical Garden, 3450 Dairy or Treat Extravaganza at participating
Creek Rd. Learn how to contribute to local downtown businesses. Cost: free.
scientific research while having fun Contact: 773-7063 or pismobeach.org.
taking nature photos! Get hands-on
experience using iNaturalist. Cost: $5- SAT OCT 28 1:00-2:30 pm: PYJAMA
10, kids free. Contact: 541-1400 x 303 or DRAMA at Los Osos Library, 2075
slobg.org. Palisades Ave. Bring the little ones to
experience role playing and drama. The
FRI OCT 27 5:00–8:00 pm: BOO BASH focus is to have lots of fun, imagine, and
Costume Party at Meadow Park, 2333 create. The theme will be spooky, not
Meadow St, San Luis Obispo. Enjoy a scary. Ages 3–8. Cost: free. Contact: 525-
family friendly costume party, haunted 1862.
house, food, games, and activities in a
spooky haunted park. Attendees are SAT OCT 28 5:00-8:30 pm: ZOO BOO at
asked to bring canned food for the Charles Paddock Zoo, 9305 Pismo Ave,
Food Bank Coalition of SLO County. Atascadero. This annual Halloween
Concluding the night, the kid-friendly event includes carnival games, a haunted
outdoor movie Curious George: A Boo house, and tricks & treats! Wear your
Fest will be shown on the Meadow Park costume and bring the whole family to a
lawn under the stars. Cost: free. Contact: not-too-scary and wild night at the Zoo!
slocity.org. Bring your own reusable bag for treats.
Cost: $9-10, free for kids 2 and under.
FRI OCT 27 5:30-10:00 pm: WOODY’S Contact: visitatascadero.com or 461-
ROUND UP at the SLO Veteran’s Hall, 5080.
801 Grand Ave. Dress as your favorite Toy
SUN OCT 29 8:30 am-1:00 pm: CHUMASH
Story character and enjoy an evenin’ of
KITCHEN: Acorn Awakening at San Luis
vittles, auctions and dancing! Proceeds
Obispo Botanical Garden, 3450 Dairy
support the SLO Children’s Museum.
Creek Rd. Learn about eating seasonally
robots to see who can create the presents this spooky luau as family Adults only. Cost: $125. Contact: slocm.
in the Chumash Kitchen. Presented by
tallest tower. Ages 8–14. Registration is fun for a great cause. Enjoy a “Kalua” org/woody.
Chumash chefs Violet Cavanaugh and
required. Cost: free. Contact: 525-1862. Pig Roast dinner, live music, a movie,
SAT OCT 28 9:00 am-12:00 pm: ZOMBIE Janette Acosta. One of a four-part series
interactive activities, a haunted maze,
SAT OCT 14 1:00-2:30 pm: RARE FRUITS RUN behind Camp San Luis Obispo, about preparing local edible plants and
and a silent auction/dessert auction.
OF THE CENTRAL COAST at San Luis 10 Sonoma Ave, off Hwy 1 in SLO (near herbs in various modern dishes. Cost:
Hawaiian attire is encouraged. Cost: $50
Obispo Botanical Garden, 3450 Dairy Cuesta college).  This 3rd Annual event $88-120. Contact: 541-1400 x 303 or
1 adult and 1 child. Table reservations are
Creek Rd. Discover rare and unique fruits is an untimed 5K walk or run for all ages slobg.org.
available. Contact: www.lifesteps.org or
that grow well in SLO County without a with all proceeds going to Central Coast
762-4500. SUN OCT 29 9:00 am-5:30 pm:
greenhouse. 2:30 pm: Docent led tour. Autism Spectrum Center.  Participants
FRI OCT 20 & SAT OCT 21 6:00-9:00 pm: OKTOBERFEST in Downtown Baywood
Cost: $5-10, kids free. Contact: 541-1400 x may either be Zombies, Survivors,
AREA 55 BE SCARED at Los Osos Middle Park, 2nd St, Los Osos.  This 39th annual
303 or slobg.org. or Both.  Zombies may come in full
School, 1555 El Moro Ave. Worlds apart family event includes live music, car
SAT OCT 14 2:00-3:00 pm: SOAP CARVING costume or enjoy free zombification on show, food, crafts, jewelry, children
from the usual haunted house, Area 55 site. Rain or shine! Cost: $15-40 includes
at Los Osos Library, 2075 Palisades Ave. activities, 5k race, aerial artists, face-
is a unique high-tech sci-fi blend with shirt and goodies. Contact: 763-1100 or
Inspired by our YNK woodcarving, but painting, bounce houses, balloon
interactive challenges for participants zombieinvasionslo.com.
don’t think you are quite up to chipping sculptures, Beer Garden, arts & crafts.
on a search and rescue mission. Exciting,
a log? Scot Lang will help you get the SAT OCT 28 9:45–10:45 am: KIDS’ Cost: free. Contact: lobpchamber.com or
funny, and scary, this popular annual
feel of carving and take home a lovely COSTUME TEA at Los Osos Library 2075 528 4884.
event is created by LOMS students with
decoration. All materials provided. Palisades Ave. Give your Halloween
local law enforcement agencies, Cal TUE OCT 31, 10:00 am-7:00 pm: TRICK OR
Call to register (required). Cost: free. costume a test drive! Join a costume
Poly, Kiwanis and Rotary Clubs, and local TREAT. Los Osos Library, 2075 Palisades
Contact: 525-1862. tea party for kids ages five and up, with
businesses. This event is a fundraiser for Ave. If you wish to join our jamboree,
THU OCT 19 10:30-11:00 am (and all day): the Los Osos Middle School makerspace. stories and various activities. Come there is one rule that is compulsory. You
READ FOR THE RECORD at Los Osos Cost: $12. Contact: facebook.com/ in costume for lots of fun. Cost: free. must pay a “costume fee.” When ghosts
Library, 2075 Palisades Ave. Join the Area55BeScared or 534-2835. Contact: 525-1862. and goblins stop by, show off your
world wide event by reading Quackers costume for a treat! Cost: free. Contact:
FRI OCT 20 6:00-9:00 pm: PARENT’S SAT OCT 28 10:00 am-1:00 pm: FALL
by Liz Wong. Be part of thousands 525-1862.
NIGHT OUT at Bethel Lutheran Church, PLANT SALE at San Luis Obispo Botanical
participating and reading the same book 624 E Camino Colegio, Santa Maria. A Garden, 3450 Dairy Creek Rd. Buy TUE OCT 31 4:00-7:00 pm: SAFE & FUN
on the same day. Cost: free. Contact: free evening of activities and care for beautiful drought tolerant plants and HALLOWEEN at Downtown City Park, 11th
525-1862. children age 3 through the 6th grade, benefit the garden. Plant experts will be & Spring St, Paso Robles. Trick or treat at
OCT 20 5:00-10:00 pm: HAUNTED beginning with a simple meal. A parent on hand to help answer questions. Cost: downtown businesses, bring your own
HAWAIIAN NIGHT Fundraiser at 1431 or adult must register each child. Cost: varies. All plants Tax-Free, and members carved pumpkin to enter in contest, take
Pomeroy Road, Arroyo Grande. Life Steps free. Contact: bethelsantamaria.org or save 10%. Contact: 541-1400 x 303 or photos with witches! Cost: free. Contact:
Foundation Central Coast Adult Services 922-6601. slobg.org. pasoroblesdowntown.org.

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2nd & 4th SAT every month 12:00-4:00 advice for persons filing divorces w/o an in Equestrian Therapy in Atascadero offers
pm: Railway Historical Museum at Santa attorney, and a document preparer to riding lessons for special needs children,
Maria Transit Center, 400 E Boone St, Santa assist in completing court-required forms. adults, and veterans. Volunteers needed.
Maria. This bimonthly opening features Cost: free. Contact: 788-3418. Contact: petslo.com or 235-2787.
a locomotive, boxcar, caboose, railroad Every TUE & THU at 1:30 pm: Divorce & 2nd FRI every month at 1:00 pm: Book
artifacts, interpretive exhibits, vintage Feeling hopeless, desperate, or alone?
Child Support Workshops at SLO Court Group at Cayucos Library, 310 B St. Join
rolling stock, and a diorama to explore. Support Services, 1120 Mill St, Ste A, San other readers to discuss whatever you’re Concerned for someone you care about?
Cost: free. Contact: 714-4927. Luis Obispo and Paso Robles Courthouse, reading and to discover, ponder, and share
Every TUE & THU: Youth Aikido Classes 901 Park St, Paso Robles. Help is provided insights about what others are reading.
at Budo Ryu, 3536 S Higuera St, San Luis to start or respond to a divorce case, or Cost: free. Contact: 995-3846.
Obispo. Kids have fun, stay fit, make friends, request or modify child support, custody Every THU 6:30-9:30 pm: SLO Chess Club
gain life skills, and learn to deal with bullies and/or visitation orders. An overview of meets at Carl’s Jr on Santa Rosa St, 1 block Suicide Prevention
without becoming one. Aiki-Mites (age 4-6) the legal process is followed by time to W of Foothill, across from Cal-Poly. All ages. Mental Health and
class is 3:00 pm TUE. Aiki-Kids (age 7-12) prepare forms and ask questions. Cost: Cost: free. Contact: 441-7210 or slochess. Emotional Support
TUE & THU at 4:00 pm. Pre-registration free. Contact: 788-3418. com.
only. Cost: $50-75/mo. Contact: 544-8866 Free
1st & 3rd SAT every month at 2:00 pm: Every SAT 10:00 am-2:00 pm: SLO Chess Confidential
or www.aikidosanluisobispo.com. FAMILY MOVIE at Los Osos Library, 2075 Club meets at the big board on Morro Bay 24 hours of every day
Every WED 10:00-11:00 am: Growing With Palisades Ave. Enjoy popcorn and a G/PG Embarcadero at west end of Morro Bay A program of Transitions Mental Health Association

Baby Class at 1230 Marsh St, San Luis movie. Call for title. Cost: free. Contact: Blvd (down the stairs). Cost: free. Contact:
Obispo. Andrea Herron, a pediatric nurse 528-1862. 441-7210 or slochess.com.
practitioner and lactation consultant, 2nd FRI every month at 3:00 pm: PAWS TO Mankind Project men’s support group Hospice, 253 Granada Dr, Ste D, San Luis
answers your questions about feeding, READ at Los Osos Library, 2075 Palisades meetings: all issues welcome. Find purpose, Obispo. Free group for anyone suffering
crying, and sleep for babies 0-10 months. Ave. Come share your stories with adoring mastery, healthy autonomy, and your life’s the loss of a loved one who is in need of
Dads are always welcome! Call to reserve a listener Carly. Cost: free. Contact: 528-1862. mission and purpose. Gain skills to change support. Contact: 540-6020.
spot. Contact: 543-6988.
Every WED 3:00-4:00 pm: PAWS TO READ at your life or to become a better husband or 2nd SAT of every month FEB-NOVat 9:00
Every TUE 7:00-9:00 pm & SAT 2:00-4:00 Los Osos Library, 2075 Palisades Ave. Read dad. Call ahead to confirm. 1st & 3rd TUE am: Santa Maria Recreation and Parks Dept
pm: Basic Safety Class at SLO MakerSpace, to Berkeley, the dog who loves to listen to 6:00-9:00 pm in San Luis Obispo. Contact: offers free docent-led nature walks in Los
81 S Higuera St, Ste 160 & 180, San Luis children. Cost: free. Contact: 528-1862. 459-7808. 1st & 3rd THU 6:30-9:30 pm in Flores Ranch, 6271 Dominion Rd, Santa
Obispo. This course gets you acquainted Cayucos. Contact: 471-9342. 2nd & 4th THU
3rd WED every month at 3:00 pm: KIDS Maria. Cost: free. Contact: 925-0951.
with the space and equipment. All are 6:30-9:00 pm in Atascadero. Contact: 235-
required to take this class before using CRAFT at Los Osos Library, 2075 Palisades. 2nd MON every month 6:30-8:00 pm:
School age children can make ’n’ take a 2774. Cost: free. Contact: mkp.org.
any part of the facility. See website for Caregiver Support Group at Cayucos
specific dates and other classes. Cost: free craft. Cost: free. Contact: 528-1862. 1st & 3rd THU every month 7:00-8:30 pm: Community Church, Ocean Ave & S 3rd
for MakerSpace Members and SLO County Every SUN 12:00-4:00 pm: Family Funday Drop-in Dream Group at St. Benedict’s St. Free support for caregivers and family
Library Cardholders. Contact: 439-2727 or at Bang the Drum Brewery, 950 Orcutt Episcopal Church, 2220 Snowy Egret Ln, dealing with long-term illness, memory
slomakerspace.com. Rd, San Luis Obispo. Enjoy the patio with Los Osos. This support group is to share loss, dementia, and Alzheimer’s. Contact:
your family. Bring the kids to play family- dreams and the relationship between 458-7484.
Every THU 10:00-11:00 am: La Leche League dreams and spiritual path, using Jungian
Mother Support Meetings in North Co, SLO, friendly games and drums! Cost: free. Food Every MON 10:00 am-2:00 pm: Remain
and craft beer available for sale. Contact: interpretive assumptions and language and
AG and SM. Breastfeeding and parenting Independent Despite Vision Loss at Santa
bangthedrumbrewery.com or 242-8372. Robert Johnson’s book Inner Work. Cost:
support and information offered. Cost: Maria Terrace, 1405 E Main St. New ways of
free. Contact: bobpelfrey@charter.net.
free. Contact: 242-2294 or Facebook.com/ Every FRI 6:00 am-4:00 pm: Early Bird doing daily tasks are taught by the Braille
lllofslo. Flea Market at Santa Maria Fairpark, 937 S 3rd WED of every month at 6:30 pm: Institute, such as home management,
Thornburg St. Browse many vendors with Prepared & Natural Childbirth Classes at traveling, and using talking library books.
MON-THU 8:30-11:30 am: Walk-In Legal Twin Cities Community Hospital, 1220 Las
antiques, fruits, vegetables, new and used Contact: 462-1225.
Clinic in 3rd Floor Atrium of Courthouse Tablas Rd, Templeton. This six-series class
Annex, 1035 Palm St, San Luis Obispo and items, and more! Cost: free. Contact: 258- 2nd & 4th MON every month at 6:30 pm:
1765. addresses all matters of childbirth with a
Paso Robles Courthouse, 901 Park St, Rm MOPS (Mothers of Preschoolers) meet
lecture, hands-on demos, and technique
112. Get help with divorce, child and spousal Every THU at 10:15 am: Tiny Tunes Music & at Pacific Christian Church, 3435 Santa
practice. Cost: free. Contact: 434-4654.
support, domestic violence, guardianship, Movement at Music Motive, 3440 S Higuera Maria Way, Santa Maria. Childcare is
civil harassment, and name or gender St #130, SLO. This parent participation 2nd THU of every month at 6:30 pm: provided.  Contact: 934-3491 or www.
change. program for ages 1-5 includes activities Breastfeeding Basics at Twin Cities pacificchristian.net.
based on music psychology and child Community Hospital, 1100 Las Tablas Rd,
Every TUE & THU at 1:30 pm: Legal Clinic Every TUE 3:00-6:00 pm & FRI 3:00-5:30
development. Cost: $80 per mo. Contact: Templeton. Learn about practical aspects
for Self-Represented Litigants at the SLO pm: Teen Wellness Program at Arroyo
543-0377. of feeding your newborn from a Lactation
County Courthouse Law Library, 1050 Grande EOC Health Services Clinic, 1152
Consultant. Cost: free. Contact: 239-4443.
Monterey St, SLO, #125. One-on-one legal Every TUE & SAT (by appt only): Partners E Grand Ave. Health services, including
SLO Special Education Local Plan Area reproductive health, in a safe environment
(SELPA) and Community Advisory to screen, assess, and provide intervention.
Committee (CAC) offer parent orientation Appts preferred. Contact: 489-4026.
to special education programs in SLO
1st WED every month at 9:00 am: Senior
County. Contact: 782-7301 or sloselpa.org/
Health Screening at First United Methodist
pro_dev.htm.
Church, 275 N Halcyon Rd, Arroyo Grande.
Twin Cities Community Hospital Volunteers Free and low-cost services for ages 50 and
provide support to patients, doctors, and older: blood pressure, pulse, weight, total
nurses, and seek volunteers to work in the cholesterol, screening for anemia, diabetes,
gift shop and Obstetrics Dept. AM and PM and fecal blood, nutritional counseling, and
4 hour shifts are available. Contact: 434- medical referrals. Contact: 481-2692 or 788-
4524. 0827.
Every THU-FRI 12:00-5:00 pm & SAT 11:00 1st WED every month at 12:00 pm: Disabled
am-5:00 pm: Exploration Station Interactive American Veterans luncheon at Veterans
Science Center welcomes families at 867 Memorial Bldg, 313 W Tunnell St, Santa
Ramona Ave, Grover Beach. Cost: $2-3. Maria. Contact: 345-0402.
Contact: 473-1421 or explorationstation.
Every WED 5:30-7:00 pm: Widowed Support
org.
Group at New Life Church, 990 James Way,
2nd THU of every month 6:00-7:00 pm: Rm 14, Pismo Beach. By Hospice of SLO Co.
Grief Support Group at Central Coast Contact: 544-2266 or hospiceslo.org.

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attorney, and a document preparer to bandstand for sign: Senior Dancers. Dance, education to those with a life-limiting
assist in completing court-required forms. chat and listen to good music. No fees; no illness, their families, and the bereaved in
Cost: Min $40 donation. Contact: 544-9313. dues; just fun! Contact: 489-5481 or dg17@ SLO and Paso. Contact: 544-2266.
juno.com.
RISE offers: weekly drop-In support groups Volunteer as a Good Neighbor!  Make a
for sexual assault survivors; 24 hour crisis Literacy Council for San Luis Obispo County difference in the life of an older or disabled
line; advocacy and accompaniment; peer has an ongoing and urgent need for adult. Training is monthly at Wilshire
counseling; counseling; prevention and volunteer tutors and offers free training in Community Services, 285 South St, Ste J,
education, and empowerment and self SLO. Contact: 541-4219 or sloliteracy.org. SLO. Contact: 547-7025 x 17.
defense workshops. Contact: 545-8888 or
1st THU every month at 6:15 pm: Volunteer at San Luis Obispo Museum
www.sarpcenter.org.
Commission on the Status of Women meets of Art! Stop by at 1010 Broad St (Mission
Every SAT 11:00 am-3:00 pm: ADOPT A PET at Coast National Bank, 500 Marsh St, SLO. Plaza) or email volunteer@sloma.org
at Petco, 2051 Theater Dr, in Paso Robles. This official advisory group to SLO County for information about multiple volunteer
Cats from NCHS and dogs from Short n’ Board of Supervisors identifies issues of opportunities.
Sweet Dog Rescue. Contact: 466-5403. concern to women that are not the focus of
San Luis Obispo Senior Center offers health
other advocacy or advisory organizations.
Every MON 2:00-4:00 pm & WED 3:00- screening, legal services, meals, exercise,
Contact: 788-3406.
5:00 pm: Jacks’ Adaptive Toy Lending bridge, and bingo at 1445 Santa Rosa St.
Library-Jack’s Helping Hand at Central Morro Bay Museum of Natural History Contact: 781-7306.
Coast Gymnastics, 21 Zaca Lane, #100, San offers Adventures With Nature & Mind
Central Coast Astronomical Society
Luis Obispo. Traditional and adaptive toys Walks. Find the schedule at: www.ccnha.
sponsors a Dark Sky Star Party every month
for children with all types of disabilities org/naturewalks.html.
Every TUE at 7:00 pm: Al-Anon Family at Santa Margarita Lake KOA Campground
to check out. In-home appts available.
Support Group at Luis OASIS Senior Center, Central Coast Commission for Senior at sunset. CCAS sponsors guest speakers
Cost: free! Contact: 547-1914 or www.
420 Soares Ave, Orcutt. Contact: 937-9750. Citizens offers many free services: Senior and public education programs. Find the
jackshelpinghand.org.
3rd WED every month at 7:00 pm: How to Connection for connecting callers with local CCAS event calendar, weather condition
Survive Divorce seminar at SLO Women’s Every TUE 2:00-5:00 pm & FRI 4:00-7:00 pm: resources; one on one Medicare assistance, updates, and local resources at: www.
Community Center, 1124 Nipomo St #D, Jacks’ Adaptive Toy Lending Library - Jack’s advice and referrals for long term care, centralcoastastronomy.org.
SLO. Tips and suggestions for handling Helping Hand at Pat’s Place in Nipomo and help with billing and appeals; Vial of
San Luis Coastal Adult School’s Parent
family law issues. Cost: $10. Contact: 544- Recreation Community Rm, 671 W Tefft St, Life kits with medical info for emergency
Participation Program offers Core
9313 to register. Ste 2, Nipomo.  Toys for kids with all types responders; a Senior Resource Directory for
Parenting and Enrichment classes at
of disabilities to check out. In-home appts SLO and SB counties, and more. Contact:
4th TUE every month at 5:30 pm: Legal centers in San Luis Obispo, Morro Bay, and
avail. Cost-free! Contact: 547-1914 or www. 925-9554 or www.centralcoastseniors.org.
Clinic for Self-Represented Litigants at Los Osos. Parent and child activity classes,
jackshelpinghand.org.
SLO County Courthouse Law Library, 1050 Hospice of SLO County provides free grief individual peer support, and education for
Monterey St, SLO, #125. One-on-one legal Every FRI at 7:00 pm: Senior Ballroom counseling, individual and family support, parents and caregivers. Contact: 549-1222
advice for persons filing divorces w/o an Dancing at Madonna Inn. Look left of the counseling, crisis intervention, and wellness or parentparticipation.org.

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9:00 pm. Contact: 260-4154. Pumpkin patch, fresh produce,
and fruit orchard. Open
Brookshire Farms, 4747 Los Osos daily. Contact: 927-3140 or
Valley Rd, Los Osos: Pumpkin mccallfarm@earthlink.net.
patch, harvest produce, eggs,
family corn maze, hay rides, Oak Flat Pumpkin Patch, 4760
slides, bounce pillow, corn Oak Flat Road, Paso Robles:
cannon, rubber duck races, farm Pumpkin patch (gathered),
animals, restrooms, and field child - sized haybale maze,
trips. Open daily. Contact: 549- fresh produce, snacks and
8733 or brookshirefarms.com. refreshments, restrooms, picnic

Pumpkin Patches area, pony rides. Open weekends
Cal Poly SLO Fruits & Crops, 10:00 am-6:00 pm. Contact: 237-
Highland Drive off of Hwy 1, San 9560.

& Harvest Fun Luis Obispo: Pumpkin patch-pick
in the field, corn maze, haunted River K Pumpkin Patch and
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produce, honey from hives on Paso Robles: Pumpkin patch
the farm, restrooms, school u-pick, corn maze, horse-drawn
Avila Valley Barn, 560 Avila Valley 9:00 am-6:00 pm. Contact: 595- tours. Open SAT 10:00 am-1:00 hayrides, picnic area, school
Drive, San Luis Obispo: Fresh 2810 or avilavalleybarn.com. pm. Free parking. Contact: tours. Open daily 9:00 am-dusk.
produce, pumpkin patch (u-pick 756-2224 or cfs.calpoly.edu/ Contact: 467-3737.
in the field or gathered), straw Big League Produce, 1603 So. programs/organic_farm.html.
bale maze, gift shop, snacks and Bradley Rd, Santa Maria - San Marcos Ranch, 775 San
refreshments, restrooms, picnic Pumpkins (8 varieties) in shop Cheesebrough Farm, 790 Moss Marcos Rd, Paso Robles:
area, tractor-pulled hay rides, or farmstand, pumpkin patch. Lane, Templeton: Pumpkin Pumpkin patch (u-pick in the field
petting zoo, parking. Open daily Open daily OCT 20-30 10:00 am- patch. Open daily 10:00 am-6:00 or gathered), Fall festival, corn
pm. This is a working farm with maze, child-sized hay bale maze,
fields at different stages, barn, haunted house, restrooms,
tractors, small cattle operation. picnic area, pony rides, farm
Farm stand and pumpkin animals. Open MON-SUN 10:00
patch available during October am-dusk. Contact: 467-3315.
only. Contact: 434-0843 or
cheesebroughfarm.com. SLO Creek Farms, 6455 Monte
Rd, San Luis Obispo – Pumpkins
Dos Pasos Ranch, 4330 Santa in the farmstand or pick in the
Rosa Creek Road, Cambria: field, pick-your-own apples,
Pumpkins, gourds, and other tractor-pulled hay rides, honey,
produce at unmanned farm porta-potties, picnic area.
stand. Open weekends 9:00 am- Open everyday 11:00 am-5:00
5:00 pm. Contact: 924-1008. pm. Contact: (702) 245-3135 or
slocreekfarms.com.
Jack Creek Farms, 5000 Hwy
46 West, Templeton: Organic Sunny Acres Pumpkin Patch,
pumpkins, pumpkin patch 10660 Los Osos Valley Rd, San
(u-pick in the field or gathered), Luis Obispo: Families can choose
Fall festival, child-sized haybale their own pumpkins grown on-
maze, honey from hives on site and support community
the farm, gift shop, snacks and recovery programs. Prices start
refreshments, restrooms, picnic at $1 – cheapest in SLO! Contact:
area, farm animals, birthday sunnyacresca.com.
parties, school tours. Open
MON-SAT 10:00 am-6:00 pm The Tiny Trotters - Pony Rides,
(except WED), SUN 11:00 am- 2210 Cimarron Way, Los Osos:
6:00 pm. Contact: 238-3799 or Wagon rides, pony rides, birthday
jackcreekfarms.com. parties, shows and school tours.
Limited availability – call first to
McCall Farm B&B, 6250 Santa schedule a visit. Contact: 748-
Rosa Creek Rd, Cambria: 9158 or thetinytrotters.com.

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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.

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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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