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March 2018

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

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

Family Life ...................... 6

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

Education ....................... 12

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

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

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

Wellness ......................... 18

Local Resources ............ 21

Children’s Day / Library Fun / Local Treasure / Teaching Empathy / Family Hikes / Colic

Free! Central Coast Family
Getting Out

Monterey Streets for a day of and families will be able to get a

C h i l d re n ’s D a y i n t h e P l a z a hands-on visual, literary and
performing arts activities.
taste of the arts together.

Booths provided by community This is an opportunity to bring
40th Annual SLO Plaza. This event is held every organizations and companies will education, fun and families
Children’s Day in the Plaza year to celebrate April as National provide learning opportunities to together and to share news
Month of the Child and Child children, as well as spectacular about resources.  Mark your
Saturday, April 7, 2018 calendar to save the date!
Abuse Prevention Month. youth performances.
10:00 am - 3:00 pm
San Luis Obispo County Child Care Children’s Day in the Plaza will This fun annual event will For more information about
Planning Council will host the bring children and families to allow children and families how you can get involved,
40th Annual Children’s Day in the Mission Plaza at Chorro and the opportunity to discover please contact the San Luis
creativity, diversity individuality, Obispo County Child Care
science, and the arts while Planning Council (CAPSLO)

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Getting Out

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Library Voice
Check It Out:
March Happenings
by Rebecca Juretic

SLO Friends of the Library Friday, March 2nd
Book Sale March 1 - 3 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

One of the largest and most Saturday, March 3rd
highly-anticipated book sales in 9:00 am – 2:00 pm
the county, the 39th Annual SLO lection of Special Price Books will There are lessons aligned with
Friends of the Library Book Sale, There will be over 15,000 books, be available, which are rare or un- Common Core Standards, per-
will take place at the San Luis including a large number for chil- usual titles of interest to the col- sonalized eLearning tools, a for-
Obispo Veterans Memorial Build- dren, teens and young adults. lector or specialist.   eign language lab, and more. You
ing, 801 Grand Avenue. Dates and Also well stocked is the audiovisu- can even submit your essays and
times are as follows: al department that includes CDs, In the 38 years of the Sale, over homework questions for feed-
vinyl LPs, DVDs, and audiobooks.  $300,000 has been raised for the back.
Thursday, March 1st San Luis Obispo Library for mate-
6:00 pm – 9:00 pm Books will be sold at $1.25 per rials, programs, and renovations. To get started, all you need is a
(Members only / memberships inch. Audiovisual items will be In addition to Book Sale income, library card. You can get a tem-
sold at the door) sold at $2 each. An excellent se- the Friends have received gener- porary card instantly at slolibrary.
ous donations and bequests. The org, or stop in at your local library
book sale is also an important branch. Remember that kids who
community event that promotes sign up for a new library card get
reading, and offers affordable a free pass to the SLO Children’s
books and audiovisual items for Museum!
local families and individuals.
March Events at Your Offers local Library
Homework Help!
Grow with Your Library program-
If you haven’t checked out sloli- ming continues at County of San recently, you’re miss- Luis Obispo Library Branches with
ing out on many helpful resourc- free entertainment, as well as
es that are free with your library classes in art, science, crafting,
card. One of them is the handy and more. Here is a selection of
homework helper Brainfuse Help- what is coming up in March:
Saturday, March 3rd 11:30 am -
With this program, you and your 12:00 pm - Los Osos Library – Be
child can interact with live tutors an Author! Learn how to write
in math, science, reading, writ- and publish a book on your own.
ing, social studies, PSAT/SAT, ACT, A self-published author will help
AP and state standardized tests. you learn how to start writing a

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Library Voice

story, overcome problems while Saturday, March 17th 2:30 pm -
writing, and publish your book. 3:30 pm - Los Osos Library– Pyja-
Registration not required. Ages ma Drama - Bring your little ones
8-18. to experience and be involved in
role playing, story telling, and dra-
Saturday, March 3rd 10:30 am - ma with Pyjama Drama. The focus
11:30 am – San Luis Obispo Library of this program is to have lots and
Community Room - Electronic lots of fun by using music and the-
Matching Game Science Program ater to imagine and create. The
for Kids. Join us for an illuminat- theme will be Super-Duper Super
ing science program put on by Hero. Recommended for ages
the Society of Women Engineers 2–8. Some say it is just as fun for
(SWE) from Cal Poly. Student En- the adults.
gineers will lead you through an
electronic matching game, which Saturday, March 24th 11:00 am Aikido (The Art of Peace) is a perfect martial art for children, because it builds a
strong sense of inner strength, focus, and self-confidence.
will demonstrate and explain - 12:00 pm - Nipomo Library &
Children practice in a friendly, supportive, coed atmosphere. Specially qualified
electronic circuit concepts. Also, Saturday, March 24th 2:00 pm -
instructors use games, techniques, and tumbling exercises to teach children
there will be a fun activity for par- 3:00 pm - Arroyo Grande Library how to defend themselves without hurting others.
ents to help them encourage sci- - Make a Bath Bomb. Create Visit our school, watch a class, and decide if Aikido would benefit your child!
ence learning at home! Registra- bombs for your bath using every
tion required at day ingredients that are safe to
soak in and smell great, too! Reg-
Saturday, March 3rd 4:00 pm - istration required at slolibrary.
5:30 pm - Santa Margarita Library org. Ages 10-17.
– Young People’s Reading Round
Table. Join us for our exciting Saturday, March 31st 3:00 pm -
monthly themed book club. Ages 4:00 pm - Cambria Library - April
12-16. Refreshments and prizes! Showers Painted Umbrellas. Dec-
orate your own umbrella with fab-
Tuesday, March 6th 3:00 pm - 5:00 ric paints. All supplies provided,
pm - Atascadero Library - Virtual just bring your creativity. Regis-
Reality Game Day for Teens! Try tration required at
out a virtual reality game and cel- Ages 5 and up.
ebrate Teen Tech Week! For ages
13 to 17. Registration required at
Rebecca Juretic is a freelance writer and Public
Relations Consultant for the San Luis Obispo
Saturday, March 10th 2:30 pm - County Libraries. Rebecca can be reached at:
3:30 pm - Morro Bay Library &

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Family Life
Laguna Lake – Laguna Lake Loop
Trail, in the city of San Luis For Wildlife in Distress
Call Our Hotline:
Montana De Oro State Park in
Los Osos; 805 543-WILD [9453]
Shoreline Trail along Lake
Cuesta Ridge Botanical Area in
Santa Margarita, and
Fun Family Hiking Lopez Lake Recreation Area in

on the Central Coast Arroyo Grande.

by Steven Smith Things children might look for snakes, and ticks. Make sure
and discuss while hiking include: your children understand not to
animals tracks; geology and drink untreated water that may
Getting outdoors was one of for planning hikes in San Luis
rocks; plants and birds; and contain parasites and bacteria.
my favorite activities when I Obispo County at: http://
insects (be sure they know which
was little. Most children love For
ones to avoid). Spend some time There are a number of excellent
to get outside and enjoy the Santa Barbara County hikes go to:
reading with your child about books that adults can use to
abundance of plants and animals www.santabarbaratrailguide.
the plants and animals you might learn more about hiking. For
on the Central Coast. com.
encounter on your hike and the example, flip through The Joy of
type of landscape you might see. Hiking: Hiking the Trail Master
Going on a family hike is a great You can plan your hike around
Way by John McKinney or The
way for children to get exercise, the distance of the trail, the type
Some great guide books to Hiking Companion: Getting the
spend quality time together, of terrain, things you can see on
bring along include: Shorebirds Most from the Trail Experience
learn more about nature, and the hike (like plants, insects, and
by Jonathan P. Latimer; The by Michael W. Robbins to read
have lots of fun. Kids like beach animals) and historical or cultural
National Audubon Society First up on tips for hiking with babies,
hikes, nature hikes, bird hikes, sites you might visit. The Central
Field Guide to Birds by Scott small children, and teens.
rock hikes, flower hikes, and Coast offers amazing diversity
Weidensaul; Smithsonion Kids’
even night hikes! of terrain and views. You can
Field Guides: Birds of North Before you set out on a hike,
find oceanfront cliffs; coves and
America West by Jo S. Kittinger; always be sure to check the
At, tide pools; white sand beaches
Central Coast Wildflowers by weather! Bring appropriate
you can find resources and and windswept dunes; light
Mary Coffeen; Wildflowers of San clothing and gear, water, snacks,
information about the trails houses; stream-fed canyons and
Luis Obispo, California produced sun protection, and a phone and
at certain parks. El Chorro waterfalls; redwood forests or
by the SLO Chapter of the flashlight (for safety).
and Bishop’s Peak are two decidous trees; canyon lakes;
California Native Plant Society;
of my favorites listed there. mountain peaks; and varied
and Early Uses of California I have found that hiking helps me
Of course, specific trails vary ecological habitats! Whatever
Plants by Edward K. Balls. reconnect with nature. I forget
in difficulty and length. The hiking location you choose,
about my everyday worries and
distance and terrain of the trail incredible scenery and fresh air
It is very important to teach observe how plants and animals
are very important factors to await you.
children common trail rules adapt and make the most of
consider when deciding what
and hiking etiquette. A what they have. We really are
little children can handle while Here are some of the many places
good website featuring this fortunate to live where we can
hiking. I wouldn’t recommend that your family might enjoy:
information can be found at easily visit the ocean, mountains,
steep, winding paths or paths dunes and forests. So round up
along oceanfront cliffs. The Elfin Forest Natural Area in
Go a step further and talk the family and start exploring all
things children can see on a Morro Bay;
with your kids about hiking the great trails!
hike are also very important for Sweet Springs Nature Preserve in dangers. Children need to
Los Osos; know what to do if they become
Steven Smith is a resident of San
separated from the family Luis Obispo and a graduate of
San Luis Obispo County Trail Oso Flaco Lake Trail in Guadalupe; CSU Long Beach with a degree in
or if they become lost. You
Guide by the Santa Lucia Chapter Los Osos Oaks State Reserve in Creative Writing. Steven is a painter/
can explain how to avoid the muralist and a freelance writer.
of the Sierra Club (3rd Edition) Los Osos; types of hazards people might His art can be viewed at www.
is a useful resource for families
encounter on a hike, such as
planning a hiking adventure. Monarch Butterfly Grove in Steven can be reached by e-mail at:
Pismo Beach; poison oak, bees, poisonous
Find helpful information online

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Fun & Games Jack’s Jokes
What has four legs and goes “Boo?” A cow with a cold!

Leprechaun Spot the Differences Knock Knock. Who’s there? Radio. Radio who? Radio not, here I come!
What do you call a hippie’s wife? Mississippi!

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

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Teaching Empathy help her feel better?”
Encourage your child to
scared.” “Tim likes to climb
high, but Sam doesn’t.”
by Lauren Zimet and Sharon Sokolik
see things from another’s 4. Help your child recognize that
For children to learn empathy for centeredness, and immersion perspective. “You’re really her feelings about a situation
others, they must first experience in the subjective experience of good at soccer, but Bradley may change. “You are feeling
empathy for themselves. As a others. By definition, empathy is isn’t. Do you think he wants to sad now and want to sit alone,
child is cared for, he learns to pro-social, because it emphasizes do something else? but later you may feel better
care for others. However, many the value of comprehending and and want to join the group.”
children benefit from guidance 4. Remind your child that people
appreciating the thoughts and
in relating, reading social cues, have different interests and Modeling empathy and talking
feelings of other people.
discerning the emotions of preferences. See if your child about emotions is a good starting
others, and developing the ability Many kids do not naturally can list the favorite colors of place. Leading by example is a
to empathize. understand this value of knowing family members and friends. great way for your child to make
what others feel. They feel Or ask what people do for connections with his feelings.
Behaving empathetically is a left out, but they don’t know fun: Who plays baseball? Who Getting your child involved in a
key component of building a how to be a friend and sustain builds with Legos? Who plays social group that incorporates
relationship with someone else. relationships. Fortunately, for cards? Who plays video games? perspective taking and problem
Here are some signs that your most kids struggling socially, solving with peers can be
child may need assistance to S. K. Adams and J. Baronberg, extremely beneficial. Becoming
empathy is a skill that can be
understand the feelings of others: authors of Promoting Positive more empathetic can be a
taught and nurtured. Even very
Behavior, suggest activities to challenging task for anyone. With
young children can be taught to
He can’t seem to read nonverbal help a child discern body language.
recognize basic facial expressions the right support (for child and
hints or cues given by peers
that show “happy,” “sad,” and 1. While reading stories to family), it can be done!
(i.e. facial expressions, body
“mad.” There are many ways your child, stop occasionally
language, and tone of voice). For more information, visit the
for parents to make teaching and ask him to identify the following websites:
She has difficulty understanding empathy a part of the everyday characters’ feelings. Discuss
how someone might think or feel. routine. Below are activities how the characters’ observable - Dr. Gwen
suggested by some experts. behaviors reveal their feelings. Dewar is a parent and professional
He has some difficulty expressing who writes on the many issues of
appropriate responses for what Dr. Meryl Lipton, a behavioral 2. Do simple role-plays by asking parenting and child development
others feel. pediatric neurologist, offers the your child, “Show me how your in an informative blog.
following ideas. body and face would look if:
She isn’t able to recognize that - Author
there are natural consequences 1. If a young child seems baffled by You got a birthday present. Jane Nelsen is a licensed marriage,
that result from her response to or indifferent to the emotions family, and child therapist and
others. A big dog barked at you.
of others, try drawing faces the co-author of the Positive
together, or take turns making A friend put worms in your hand. Discipline series.
He is unable to validate emotions
a face that’s happy, sad, calm,
that others are expressing, telling You found a snake in the yard. - Click on
bored, angry or surprised, and
them to just “let it go” or “get “books and products” for a list of
guessing what the other’s face You fell and tore your new pants.
over it.” tools to help parents teach social
What parents can do A friend crashed your block tower. thinking to kids.
2. Model empathic behavior. A
To be in an empathic relationship parent might say, “Your sister 3. Help your child realize that Lauren Zimet, M.S.,CCC/SLP and Sharon
with another person or seems upset. Let’s ask her people may have different Sokolik, M.A.,CCC/SLP are licensed speech
feelings about the same thing. pathologists who facilitate social thinking
group is the opposite of self- what bothers her.” Or “Noel groups for children.
absorption. Empathy implies a is sad that her friend cancelled “Jim is excited when there is a
departure from a state of self- their sleepover. How could we thunderstorm, but Claire gets Excerpted with permission ©2018 Kids Enabled, Inc.

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

Buried Treasure 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!
As a local historian, I have bought them realized that he had hit
Get an autographed copy at:
or been given many books on the something metal with his shovel.
history of San Luis Obispo. I really Both boys threw down their w w w. s l o 1 0 0 ye a r s . co m
do consider these books a kind of shovels to dig out the treasure
Also available at Barnes and Noble, Crushed Grape, Antiques of Monterey,
treasure, so I am going to tell you with their bare hands. As they
History Center, Apple Farm, and Boo Boo Records. GUY CRABB PUBLISHING
about some other treasures that reached into the hole in the
I know a little bit about. ground, they pulled out an old
leather bag that had several gold
One of my favorite treasure coins inside. You can imagine the had been sealed away for the last bottom of Cuesta Grade. I would
stories involves the man that excitement that the boys felt until 100 years. guess a traveler would bury his
my school is named for. I teach they realized they had to turn treasure a few miles from the
at Charles E. Teach Elementary over the treasure to Mr. Teach. The History Center on the corner center of town. Wouldn’t it be
School. It is an amazing school I’m not sure if they got a reward of Monterey and Broad Street fun to find some buried treasure?
with great families and super for finding the buried treasure. was once the Carnegie Library
students. Charles Teach was a It was said that the gold may that was built in 1905 at a cost I recently found out that there
very strong leader in education have been loot that the famous of $10,000. Mr. Carnegie was is a time capsule buried at a
and the community. Mr. robber and murderer Joaquin one of the world’s richest men local school. The school was
Teach was one of the founding Murrieta had buried. Murrieta at the turn of the century and the home of what was known
members of SESLOC Federal supposedly had a girlfriend who generously gave many small as the Alternative School,
Credit Union back in 1943. He was lived near where San Luis Obispo towns across the country money which eventually became what
the superintendent of the school High School is today. to build a city library. Architect is known as Teach School. Val
district and had a reputation as a W. H. Weeks was asked if the Wright was a popular teacher
no-nonsense leader. The Masons, who have an community could bury some at the Alternative School. I had
incredible lodge on Marsh treasure under the corner stone a chance to talk to Val and he
The treasure story begins with a Street, recently excavated a box of the building and their wish informed me that he and others
couple of boys who were in high of treasures buried around 100 was granted. I cannot remember may dig up the time capsule that
school. The boys got themselves years ago. I was there when if that treasure was unburied 10 was buried about 30 years ago.
into trouble at school and they opened up the sealed box. years ago, but it was said that the
Mr. Teach handed down the Actually it was a box inside of treasure box had newspapers, Val probably remembers the
punishment for these two young another box. As lodge members money, and small mementoes of items that were buried, but I
rascals. They were ordered to opened the inner box, people in the time. am hoping I will be invited when
clean out the bushes on Johnson the room were on the edge of someone digs up the treasure
Street as it went under the their seats. Each item was pulled In the 1800s, our little part of buried by the students and staff.
train bridge near where French out and described. The treasure the world was a very dangerous I know it will not contain a bag
Hospital is today. At that time, consisted of names of people place. We had our share of road of gold, but treasure comes in all
in the 1930s and 40s and even who were community leaders agents or robbers and our share shapes and sizes. I think letters
earlier, the road under the train and Masons. There were small of travelers who had bags of written by students 30 years ago
bridge was only one lane. bottles that contained symbols of gold attached to their bodies. are priceless treasures.
the Masons. Newspaper articles Sometimes these travelers
As the boys were digging, one of and money were other items that would stop their horses to bury Who knows what buried
their gold outside of town before treasures are still out there? It
going in. This method kept their may be gold, jewelry, a bottle,
gold safe from robbers that they or maybe even a map that shows
met in town. There are some where X marks the spot. Isn’t
instances when the traveler was it great to live in an area where
killed and never returned to some historic riches are buried in
retrieve their treasure. the ground, and others (like our
historic Mission) are above the
There is a very good possibility ground for us to enjoy every day?
that bags of gold could remain
buried in the hills that surround
Guy Crabb retired after teaching for over
the sleepy little town of San Luis 32 years, most recently at Charles E. Teach
Obispo. It makes a person want Elementary School in San Luis Obispo. He was
to buy a metal detector and start selected as San Luis Coastal Unified School
District Teacher of the Year for 2006-2007.
Contents of the Masonic Lodge treasure box walking around the hills at the Reach him at

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and The Oxford English Dictionary
definitely connect capricious with
those flighty, tricky, pranking

CS Perryess Less traditional sources disagree.
The folks at Wordinfo, and Anu
writes Garg’s A Word a Day (a fascinating

about words
daily glance into etymology),
appear to have used a bit more
scrutiny. These sources explain
A Wirdbalk a dine finner of roast sau and that the similarity of capro, or goat,
pigerkraut. to the word capricious shifted
It’s time once again for a birdwalk - the meaning toward flighty,
a little wordplay – the spoonerism. If you haven’t indulged yourself pranking, goatlike behavior, and Irish folklore (poo-pooed by, yet
in this manner before, take the away from its original meaning. titillating to etymologists), tells
Spoonerisms are named after the hull by the borns and spoonerize These sources claim capricious us that because leprechauns
Reverend William A. Spooner, the following list of random well- was actually constructed from are sprites known for making or
who suffered from a speech known names: the word parts, capo-, head, and repairing a single shoe, the name
disorder involving involuntary riccio, hedgehog. That’s right; comes from leithbragan, which
transposition of sounds in William Shakespeare the word in question may have marries leith, meaning half, with
words, typically initial sounds. Judy Garland initially meant hedgehog-head. In brag meaning brogue.
Though historians question the Benjamin Franklin the early 1500s, capricious started
authenticity of many gaffes out meaning afraid, or hair- While one source bestows
Margaret Thatcher
attributed to Reverend Spooner, standing-on-end, like the spines leprechauns with a little lisping,
lists of his gaffes typically include Marie Curie
of the hedgehog. After years the attenuated falsetto voice,
this bungled tribute to Queen Groucho Marx similar term capro- rubbed off another Irish tale defines the
Victoria, “Three cheers for our Benito Mussolini enough to shove the meaning of leprechaun as a pygmy sprite who
queer old dean!” Virginia Woolf the word toward goatliness (or, always carries a purse containing
goat allies might claim, toward a schilling.
In tribute to Reverend Spooner, perceived goatliness).
those who enjoy playing with Flighty Goats and
Fearful Hedgehogs Despite all this information, if
language have mercilessly Pranking, tricky goats or hair- you find yourself at a bar on
tweaked any number of perfectly Saint Patrick’s Day, and someone
fine stories, many of which can The other day, a lurking follower on-end hedgehogs? Which story
laughingly commented on the carries the ring of truth? sits at the next stool and begins
be found on Matthew Goldman’s repairing a single shoe, speaking in
Goonerisms Spalore, the most capricious nature of the topics
for Wordmonger posts. It would LEPRECHAUNS a lisping falsetto, and/or carrying
well known being the many a purse, it’s wisest to keep your
versions of Indercella (in which be poetic if I were to claim that
upon hearing this, my hair stood With Saint Patrick’s Day rapidly assumptions to yourself. And
our unhortunate feroine attends isn’t that always true.
a bancy fall and slops her dripper). on end, but I have little hair left to approaching, why not take a look
For something a bit different, engage in such shenanigans, and at the etymology of leprechaun?
here’s Goldman’s take on the the capricious shoe fits, so I’m Many thanks to my sources:,
Spoonerisms Galore, the OED,,
perfectly happy to wear it. The word leprechaun involves the
climax and denouement of, and
blending of Gaelic and Latin. The
another old fairy tale:
Capricious is one more of those earliest written English record
“May I come in, and hee your wonderfully rich adjectives of of the term occurred in 1604,
sitty prome?” questionable heritage. More spelled lubrican. This spelling -
traditional sources mention the and a boatload of early alternate
“Tho, Tho, a nousand times, Tho, flighty, capering nature of goats, spellings - start with lu-. the Gaelic
“ pied the crig, “Not by the chair and cite the Latin word capriolus, combining form for small. In
of my hinny hin, hin!” or wild goat as the grandmother Old Irish leprechaun was spelled
of capricious. In the late 1500s luchorpan, which allows us to
“Then I’ll huff, and I’ll duff, and I’ll and 1600s, capricious and its see a hint of the Latin part of this
hoe your blouse down,” growled relatives meant prank or trick. word, meaning body. This same
the wolf. It can be argued that the goat combining form is used in the
is a tricky critter, and that goat- words corpuscle, corporation,
CS Perryess writes for teens, narrates audio
And with that, the wolf chuffed like satyrs of myth were most Corpus Christi, and corporeal. So books, and ponders the wonder of words in a
up his peeks, blew the smith to decidedly pranksters. My two leprechaun translates simply to foggy little town on California’s central coast.
Find more at,
housereens, and sat down to most trusted sources, Etymonline, little body. or reach him at

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Now More Than Ever: Chumash Heritage National Marine Sanctuary
Enjoy an afternoon of information and undersea wonders as marine biologists, elected officials,
and conservation advocates come together to discuss protections that national marine sanctuary
status has brought to treasures of marine habitat and wildlife along the California coast,
and how it can happen for SLO and Santa Barbara via designation of the proposed
Chumash Heritage National Marine Sanctuary

A special video will be presented by Holly Lohuis of Jean-Michel Cousteau’s Ocean Futures Society

Saturday, March 17, 2018 12:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Saturday, March 17, 2018 1:00 PM – 3:30 PM
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March 2018 Free Ongoing Events
2 3
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 9:00am-12:30pm Paso Robles Wal 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 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
LIBRARY STORYTIME: 10:30 AT, LIBRARY STORYTIME: 10:00 MB, 9:00am-1:00pm Shell Bch Dinosaur Caves
March is: Birthstone: Aquamarine 10:30 AG, 11:00 NI 10:10 SLO, 10:15 CAM,10:30 AT, 10:30 12:00-2:30pm AG Village Gazebo
2:30-6:00pm Morro Bay 800 Main St
AG,10:30 LO, 11:00 CAY, 11:30 SMG
American Red Cross Month LIBRARY STORYTIME: 11:00 AG
Irish-American Heritage Month share a smile day read across 1st SAT 12:30am IOOF Hall SLO
Music in our Schools Month america DAY
Flower: national pig DAY
National Nutrition Month Daffodil or Narcissus
National Craft Month FULL MOON
Dr. Seuss’ anthem DAY
Woman’s History Month Birthday (Star Spangled Banner adopted in 1931)
Youth Art Month (Born in 1904)

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 9:00am-12:30pm Paso Robles Wal 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 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
LIBRARY STORYTIME: 10:30 AT, LIBRARY STORYTIME: 10:00 MB, LIBRARY STORYTIME: 10:30 LO 9:00am-1:00pm Shell Bch Dinosaur Caves
10:30 AG, 11:00 NI 10:10 SLO, 10:15 CAM,10:30 AT, 10:30 12:00-2:30pm AG Village Gazebo
Da Vinci AG,10:30 LO, 11:00 CAY, 11:30 SMG 2:30-6:00pm Morro Bay 800 Main St
invented Michelango’s
the Barbie’s birthday international DAY
birthday (Introduced in 1959)
parachute (Born in 1475) of awesomeness
(in 1485)
dentist day

DAY international first paper money
women’s DAY no smoking DAY issued (In 1862)

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 9:00am-12:30pm Paso Robles Wal 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 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
daylight saving LIBRARY STORYTIME: 10:30 AT, LIBRARY STORYTIME: 10:00 MB, LIBRARY STORYTIME: 10:30 LO 9:00am-1:00pm Shell Bch Dinosaur Caves
time begins 10:30 AG, 11:00 NI 10:10 SLO, 10:15 CAM,10:30 AT, 10:30 12:00-2:30pm AG Village Gazebo
AG,10:30 LO, 11:00 CAY, 11:30 SMG 2:30-6:00pm Morro Bay 800 Main St

ides of march St. patrick’s day
everything you
do is right Day

uranus discovered
(By William Herschel in 1781) freedom of
albert einstein’s information
girl scout day Birthday (Born in 1879) DAY NEW MOON
(Founded in 1912) Good samaritan day
first basketball
game (In 1892) National Pi Day π

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 9:00am-12:30pm Paso Robles Wal 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 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
LIBRARY STORYTIME: 10:30 AT, LIBRARY STORYTIME: 10:00 MB, LIBRARY STORYTIME: 10:30 LO 9:00am-1:00pm Shell Bch Dinosaur Caves
10:30 AG, 11:00 NI 10:10 SLO, 10:15 CAM,10:30 AT, 10:30 12:00-2:30pm AG Village Gazebo
AG,10:30 LO, 11:00 CAY, 11:30 SMG 2:30-6:00pm Morro Bay 800 Main St
1st space walk first day LIBRARY STORYTIME: 11:00 AG
(In 1965) of spring!
national toast day
teenagers day national
goof off day
single parent’s
swallow’s national
return day children’s sing out day
poetry day harry houdini’s
Birthday (Born in 1874)

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 9:00am-12:30pm Paso Robles Wal 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 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
LIBRARY STORYTIME: 10:30 AT, LIBRARY STORYTIME: 10:00 MB, LIBRARY STORYTIME: 10:30 LO 9:00am-1:00pm Shell Bch Dinosaur Caves
10:30 AG, 11:00 NI 10:10 SLO, 10:15 CAM,10:30 AT, 10:30 12:00-2:30pm AG Village Gazebo
AG,10:30 LO, 11:00 CAY, 11:30 SMG 2:30-6:00pm Morro Bay 800 Main St
pancakes LIBRARY STORYTIME: 11:00 AG
First made
(In New York City in 1882) pencil with
If you can’t eraser patented
explain it simply, (In 1858)
you don’t
understand it
make up well enough. 1st US map published
your own national ~ Albert Einstein
holiday DAY ‘Joe’ day FULL MOON
(Everyone can be called Joe)

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easy to pinpoint which one is
causing your baby problems: if he
starts fussing again after a food

Colic is reintroduced, then you’ll know
that’s the offending substance.
You’ll have to abstain from it until
your baby outgrows sensitivity,

and which is usually at around 3
months, but that’s a small price to
pay for a happy child.

Crying If your baby is bottle-fed, you
might try switching formulas
to see if that’s the irritant. And
• She may settle when you
whether you’re feeding your baby
expose her to repetitive
formula or breast milk, make sure
noise or vibrations. You could
About 20 percent of all babies Can colic be serious? that you’re burping him during
catch up on the vacuuming or
develop colic, a catch-all phrase and after feedings - it helps relieve
Not really apart from the the pressure that builds up when take her for a car ride. Some
for uncontrollable crying in an babies are soothed by the
household tension it creates. he swallows air.
otherwise healthy baby. A baby steady rhythm of the washing
However, it is wise to seek
with colic cries or fusses for more machine. (Never put your baby
assurance from your doctor or Will all that crying hurt a child? In
than three hours a day, for more on top of a washing machine or
early childhood nurse that the truth, it may be more painful for
than three days in one week. tumble dryer. Always put her
root of your child’s prolonged the parents who must endure
It occurs with equal frequency on the floor next to it.)
crying isn’t a more serious medical the alternately heart-rending
among first- and later - born and irritating crying of a child. • Your baby may calm down if
children, and in boys and girls. Colicky babies do just fine. “In
Can a mother’s diet cause colic? spite of hours of crying,” wrote she sucks on a pacifier.
It’s hard to know who finds
colic harder, a parent or a baby. Both formula and breast milk the venerable Dr. Spock, “they • Burp your baby after every feed
A colicky baby is obviously in can be linked to a baby’s colic. continue to gain weight, not just to help prevent painful gas.
distress, uncomfortable, and Occasionally breastfed babies average-well but better than Hold her over your shoulder,
can’t soothe himself. But a parent become colicky because of average. They are hungry babies. sit her upright on your lap, or
can be just as upset - listening to something in their mother’s diet. They gulp down their whole place her face down on your
a baby’s cry for hours on end is Some mums find that if they stop feeding.” And one study even lap. Then pat or rub her back to
enough to drive you to tears of drinking cow’s milk and other found that colicky babies turned bring up gas.
your own. A parent’s discomfort dairy products, the situation out to be better problem solvers
• If you’re breastfeeding your
can include feeling helpless. improves. If you’re breastfeeding, later in life. baby, try to keep her as upright
Why do some babies get colic? try cutting out dairy products for What may work to soothe a baby? as possible during her feeds
a few days to see if that makes to help reduce gas. Also check
Scientists have been trying to a difference. If your baby’s colic • Hold your baby close to you,
answer that question for more that she is latched on properly.
improves, you have your culprit. wear her in a pouch or sling or
than 50 years. Colic is often Breastfeeding mothers need wrap her snugly in a blanket. • If she is bottle-fed, make sure
blamed on the baby’s immature calcium and other nutrients Wearing earplugs or ear phones she isn’t swallowing air from
digestive system. In fact, the provided by dairy products in their may help you deal with the the bottle. Try to sit her upright
word colic comes from a Greek diet, so get some advice on how sound of close crying. to feed her, and tilt the bottle
word, kolikos, which roughly to ensure your own nutrition is enough so that the milk covers
translates as “colon.” There is • Some experts believe that over-
looked after before permanantly the entrance to the teat.
also some science to back this stimulating a baby can make
cutting out dairy products.
up. For instance, a newborn’s colic worse, so keep the room • If you start to feel tense and
digestive tract contains very Some breastfed babies seem to be quiet and dark. And if you don’t anxious, ask your partner or
few enzymes or digestive bothered if mom indulges in a lot feel that holding her is helping, a friend to babysit for a short
juices, which break down food of spicy food, wheat products, or put her in her cot or bassinette while. Have a long bath, or lie
substances. Or, according to cruciferous vegetables. Again, to for a few minutes. down in a quiet room. Even just
some, a child’s still-developing test if these foods are making your an hour away can give you the
• Your baby may cry less if she
nervous system simply tenses baby uncomfortable, avoid eating energy to go back to your baby.
is kept in motion. Carry her in
up. Others subscribe to the cabbage, broccoli, cauliflower,
a sling, rock her in a swing, or • Talk to your child health nurse
theory that the baby is tired or garlic, caffeine, alcohol, and other
push her around in her pram. or pediatrician, who can offer
overstimulated, and that colic is irritants for a few days. If your
baby seems better, reintroduce • Try massaging her tummy medical examination, support
his way of blocking everything and practical suggestions.
out so he can sleep. Babies who the foods into your diet, one at a very gently with clockwise
are exposed to smoke are also time, allowing a few days between movements to help move along
more likely to develop colic. reintroductions. It should be fairly trapped gas. Used with permission. © BabyCenter, L.L.C. 2018

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Local Resources
advice for persons filing divorces w/o 2nd FRI every month at 1:00 pm: Book 2nd SAT of every month FEB-NOV at 9:00
an attorney, and a document preparer Group at Cayucos Library, 310 B St. Join am: Santa Maria Parks & Rec Dept offers
to assist in completing court-required other readers to discuss whatever you’re free docent-led nature walks in Los
forms. Cost: free. Contact: 788-3418. reading and to discover, ponder, and Flores Ranch, 6271 Dominion Rd, Santa
share insights about what others are Maria. Cost: free. Contact: 925-0951.
Every TUE & THU at 1:30 pm: Divorce &
Feeling hopeless, desperate, or alone? reading. Cost: free. Contact: 995-3846.
Child Support Workshops at SLO Court 2nd MON every month 6:30-8:00 pm:
Concerned for someone you care about? Support Services, 1120 Mill St, Ste A, San Every THU 6:30-9:30 pm: SLO Chess Club Caregiver Support Group at Cayucos
Luis Obispo and Paso Robles Courthouse, meets at Carl’s Jr on Santa Rosa St, 1 Community Church, Ocean Ave & S
901 Park St, Paso Robles. Help is provided block W of Foothill, across from Cal-Poly. 3rd St. Free support for caregivers and
to start or respond to a divorce case, or All ages. Cost: free. Contact: 441-7210 or family dealing with long-term illness,
request or modify child support, custody memory loss, dementia, and Alzheimer’s.
and/or visitation orders. An overview of Every SAT 10:00 am-2:00 pm: SLO Chess Contact: 458-7484.
Suicide Prevention the legal process is followed by time to Club meets at the big board on Morro Every MON 10:00 am-2:00 pm: Remain
Mental Health and prepare forms and ask questions. Cost: Bay Embarcadero at west end of Morro Independent Despite Vision Loss at
Emotional Support free. Contact: 788-3418. Bay Blvd (down the stairs). Cost: free. Santa Maria Terrace, 1405 E Main St.
Free 1st & 3rd SAT every month at 2:00 pm: Contact: 441-7210 or New ways of doing daily tasks are
Confidential FAMILY MOVIE at Los Osos Library, 2075 Mankind Project men’s support group taught by the Braille Institute, such as
24 hours of every day Palisades Ave. Enjoy popcorn and a G/PG home management, traveling, and using
meetings: all issues welcome. Find
A program of Transitions Mental Health Association
movie. Call for title. Cost: free. Contact: purpose, mastery, healthy autonomy, talking library books. Contact: 462-1225.
528-1862. and your life’s mission and purpose. Gain 2nd & 4th MON every month at 6:30
2nd FRI every month at 3:00 pm: PAWS skills to change your life or to become pm: MOPS (Mothers of Preschoolers)
2nd & 4th SAT every month 12:00-4:00 TO READ at Los Osos Library, 2075 a better husband or dad. Call ahead to meet at Pacific Christian Church, 3435
pm: Railway Historical Museum at Santa Palisades Ave. Come share your stories confirm. 1st & 3rd TUE 6:00-9:00 pm in Santa Maria Way, Santa Maria. Childcare
Maria Transit Center, 400 E Boone St, with adoring listener Carly. Cost: free. San Luis Obispo. Contact: 459-7808. is provided.  Contact: 934-3491 or www.
Santa Maria. This bimonthly opening Contact: 528-1862. 1st & 3rd THU 6:30-9:30 pm in Cayucos.
features a locomotive, boxcar, caboose, Contact: 471-9342. 2nd & 4th THU 6:30-
railroad artifacts, interpretive exhibits, Every WED 3:00-4:00 pm: PAWS TO READ 9:00 pm in Atascadero. Contact: 235- Every TUE 3:00-6:00 pm & FRI 3:00-
vintage rolling stock, and a diorama to at Los Osos Library, 2075 Palisades Ave. 2774. Cost: free. Contact: 5:30 pm: Teen Wellness Program at
explore. Cost: free. Contact: 714-4927. Read to Berkeley, the dog who loves to Arroyo Grande EOC Health Services
listen to children. Cost: free. Contact: 1st & 3rd THU every month 7:00-8:30 pm: Clinic, 1152 E Grand Ave. Health services,
Every TUE & THU: Youth Aikido Classes 528-1862. Drop-in Dream Group at St. Benedict’s including reproductive health, in a safe
at Budo Ryu, 3536 S Higuera St, San Episcopal Church, 2220 Snowy Egret Ln, environment to screen, assess, and
Luis Obispo. Kids have fun, stay fit, 3rd WED every month at 3:00 pm: Los Osos. This support group is to share provide intervention. Appts preferred.
make friends, gain life skills, and learn KIDS CRAFT at Los Osos Library, 2075 dreams and the relationship between Contact: 489-4026.
to deal with bullies without becoming Palisades. School age children make ’n’ dreams and spiritual path, using Jungian
one. Aiki-Mites (age 4-6) class is 3:00 take crafts. Cost: free. Contact: 528-1862. interpretive assumptions and language 1st WED every month at 9:00 am:
pm TUE. Aiki-Kids (age 7-12) TUE & THU and Robert Johnson’s book Inner Senior Health Screening at First United
Every SUN 12:00-4:00 pm: Family Funday
at 4:00 pm. Pre-registration only. Cost: Work. Cost: free. Contact: bobpelfrey@ Methodist Church, 275 N Halcyon Rd,
at Bang the Drum Brewery, 950 Orcutt
$50-75/mo. Contact: 544-8866 or www. Arroyo Grande. Free and low-cost
Rd, San Luis Obispo. Enjoy the patio with services for ages 50 and older: blood
your family. Bring the kids to play family- 3rd WED of every month at 6:30 pm: pressure, pulse, weight, cholesterol,
Every WED 10:00-11:00 am: Growing With friendly games and drums! Cost: free. Prepared & Natural Childbirth Classes screening for anemia and diabetes,
Baby Class at 1230 Marsh St, San Luis Food and craft beer available for sale. at Twin Cities Community Hospital, 1220 nutritional counseling, and medical
Obispo. Andrea Herron, a pediatric nurse Contact: or Las Tablas Rd, Templeton. This six-series referrals. Contact: 481-2692 or 788-0827.
practitioner and lactation consultant, 242-8372. class addresses all matters of childbirth
answers your questions about feeding, with a lecture, hands-on demos, and 1st WED every month at 12:00 pm:
Every FRI 6:00 am-4:00 pm: Early Bird
crying, and sleep for babies 0-10 months. technique practice. Cost: free. Contact: Disabled American Veterans luncheon at
Flea Market at Santa Maria Fairpark, 937
Dads are always welcome! Call to reserve 434-4654. Veterans Memorial Bldg, 313 W Tunnell
S Thornburg St. Browse many vendors
a spot. Contact: 543-6988. St, Santa Maria. Contact: 345-0402.
with antiques, fruits, vegetables, new 2nd THU of every month at 6:30 pm:
Every TUE 7:00-9:00 pm & SAT 2:00- and used items, and more! Cost: free. Breastfeeding Basics at Twin Cities Every WED 5:30-7:00 pm: Widowed
4:00 pm: Basic Safety Class at SLO Contact: 258-1765. Community Hospital, 1100 Las Tablas Support Group at New Life Church, 990
MakerSpace, 81 S Higuera St, Ste 160 Rd, Templeton. Learn about practical James Way, Rm 14, Pismo Beach. Offered
Every FRI 10:00 am-12:00 pm: Zen
& 180, San Luis Obispo. This course aspects of feeding your newborn from by Hospice of SLO Co. Contact: 544-2266
Doodle Adult Coloring Book Group
gets you acquainted with the space a Lactation Consultant. Cost: free. or
at Art Center Morro Bay, 835 Main
and equipment. All are required to St.  Relax and unwind with the new adult Contact: 239-4443. Every TUE at 7:00 pm: Al-Anon Family
take this class before using any part coloring books. Cost: free. Contact: SLO Special Education Local Plan Area Support Group at Luis OASIS Senior
of the facility. See website for specific or 772-2504. (SELPA) and Community Advisory Center, 420 Soares Ave, Orcutt. Contact:
dates and other classes. Cost: free for Committee (CAC) offer parent 937-9750.
Every MON 2:00-5:00 pm: Historic
MakerSpace Members and SLO County orientation to special education
Architectural Tour at the Monday Club, 3rd WED every month at 7:00 pm: How to
Library Cardholders. Contact: 439-2727 programs in SLO County. Contact: 782-
1815 Monterey St, SLO. The Monday Club Survive Divorce seminar at SLO Women’s
or 7301 or
of SLO is offering free docent-led tours. Community Center, 1124 Nipomo St #D,
Every THU 10:00-11:00 am: La Leche This is an excellent opportunity to tour Twin Cities Community Hospital SLO. Tips and suggestions for handling
League Mother Support Meetings in one of the architectural gems of the City Volunteers provide support to patients, family law issues. Cost: $10. Contact: 544-
North Co, SLO, AG and SM. Breastfeeding of San Luis Obispo. Cost: free. Contact: doctors, and nurses, and seek volunteers 9313 to register.
and parenting support and information or to work in the gift shop and Obstetrics 4th TUE every month at 5:30 pm: Legal
offered. Cost: free. Contact: 242-2294 or 541-0594. Dept. AM and PM 4 hour shifts are Clinic for Self-Represented Litigants at available. Contact: 434-4524.
Every THU at 10:15 am: Tiny Tunes SLO County Courthouse Law Library,
MON-THU 8:30-11:30 am: Walk-In Legal Music & Movement at Music Motive, Every THU-FRI 12:00-5:00 pm & SAT 1050 Monterey St, SLO, #125. One-on-one
Clinic in 3rd Floor Atrium of Courthouse 3440 S Higuera St #130, SLO. This 11:00 am-5:00 pm: Exploration Station legal advice for persons filing divorces
Annex, 1035 Palm St, San Luis Obispo parent participation program for ages Interactive Science Center welcomes w/o an attorney, and a document
and Paso Robles Courthouse, 901 Park 1-5 includes activities based on music families at 867 Ramona Ave, Grover preparer to assist in completing court-
St, Rm 112. Get help with divorce, child psychology and child development. Beach. Cost: $2-3. Contact: 473-1421 or required forms. Cost: Min $40 donation.
and spousal support, domestic violence, Cost: $80 per mo. Contact: 543-0377. Contact: 544-9313.
guardianship, civil harassment, and 2nd THU of every month 6:00-7:00 pm:
Every TUE & SAT (by appt only): Partners RISE offers: weekly drop-In support
name or gender change. Grief Support Group at Central Coast
in Equestrian Therapy in Atascadero groups for sexual assault survivors;
Every TUE & THU at 1:30 pm: Legal Clinic offers riding lessons for special Hospice, 253 Granada Dr, Ste D, San Luis 24 hour crisis line; advocacy; peer
for Self-Represented Litigants at the SLO needs children, adults, and veterans. Obispo. Free group for anyone suffering counseling; prevention, empowerment
County Courthouse Law Library, 1050 Volunteers needed. Contact: the loss of a loved one who is in need of and education. Contact: 545-8888 or
Monterey St, SLO, #125. One-on-one legal or 235-2787. support. Contact: 540-6020.

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Local Resources
434.2217 or may qualify to enroll in community

Alternative Education
college as well as secondary classes.
SLO Classical Academy. Private Contact: 937-2051 x 2761 or x 2762.
school. Part time or full time
classical education in SLO. Part time Templeton Independent Study
options are Tuesday/ Thursday or High School. WASC accredited.

on the
Monday/ Wednesday with a Friday Weekly meeting with teacher.
enrichment day. Contact: 548-8700 Opportunity for early graduation
or and concurrent Cuesta College

Central Coast
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
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
Children’s House Montessori project-based classes 2 days per
School in Atascadero strives to help week and homeschool 3 days
each child reach his/her greatest per week. Contact: 489-7474 or
Central Coast families are fortunate to have a wide variety of quality potential, by embracing learning
choices for their children’s education. Following are some options for and appreciating and respecting
the world. Contact: 466-5068 or West Mall Alternative School.
those seeking secular alternative education in our region. Independent Study Home School
in Atascadero. Contact: 462-4238
For more information about local private, independent, nature based, Montessori Children’s School in San or
Luis Obispo seeks to inspire a passion Alternative.
and religious schools, visit: for excellence, to nurture curiosity,
creativity and imagination, and to Paso Robles Joint Unified School
Parent Participation. San Luis Coastal free program offers home study and awaken the human spirit of every District Home School & Independent
Adult School offers core classes blended classroom/home study for child. Ages 3-12. Contact: 544-6691 Study Program serves K-8th grade.
to enhance parenting skills, meet grades K-8. Contact: 938-8934 or or Students and parents work one-on-
other families, and allow children one with teachers, receive lesson
Central Coast Montessori School in plans, textbooks, and teachers’
to play with peers. Also enrichment Morro Bay offers a rich, individualized editions for all subjects. Classes,
classes such as Spanish, Cooking, Summit Academy charter school
serves K-12 grades, and provides academic environment to promote enrichment activities, and field trips
and Gardening, and a Cooperative independence and optimum scholastic are also offered. Contact: 769-1675.
Preschool at CL Smith. Contact: 549- personalized home-based learning
that fosters investigation, skill achievement. Contact: 772-9317 or
1222 or
development and creativity, and Homeschool Organizations
Charter Schools lifelong curiosity. Contact: (818) 450- Heritage Montessori Preschool
Homeschool Association of California
9810 or in San Luis Obispo provides an
CAVA – California Virtual Academies is an inclusive organization offering
and K¹² give kids the chance to enriching and loving environment in campouts, conferences, statewide
Nature Based Schools a beautiful country setting. Waldorf
learn at their own pace. Online support, a website with excerpts
schooling is aligned with California and Montessori based for ages 2.5-5 from education code books, and
Outside Now. Summer, after-school,
state standards. Teacher support as years. Contact: 235-5589. links. Contact:
and private nature-based education
needed, meetings and work samples in San Luis Obispo County. Contact: Academics and More is a Homeschool
required quarterly. Contact: (866) 541-9900 or California Homeschool Network is
Helper class for 7th-8th grade at
339-6790,, or a grassroots organization to protect
Ludwick Community Center in SLO.
Delphinus School of Natural History Offered in partnership with City of the right of parents to educate their
Family Partnership. A tuition-free A unique, regional, outdoor science SLO, this class includes a convenient children. Website offers current state
K-12 independent study public school program in San Luis Obispo, for cost-effective way for students to and federal laws. Contact: (800) 327-
serving Santa Barbara, San Luis elementary through middle school gain access to a tutor, community 5339 or
Obispo, and Ventura counties. Home students. Programs are engaging, involvement, assistance with their
study charter schools in San Luis interactive, student driven, and school work, time management and Homeschoolers of the Central Coast.
Obispo (1981 Vicente Dr), Morro Bay, designed to foster self-expression organization skills, and more. Contact: Yahoo! group meeting regularly for
Solvang, Santa Maria, and Cambria. and environmental stewardship. interaction and field trips: groups.
Meet with teachers weekly and turn Contact:
in work samples. Contact: 348-3333 Public Schools the_Central_Coast.
or Independent Schools
Cambria Montessori Learning Center. Santa Maria Inclusive Learners.
Olive Grove. Independent study Clarity Steiner School in Nipomo. Tuition-free public school in Morro Yahoo! group with free homeschool
home school with sites in San Luis Waldorf education for first and Bay for grades K-6th through the enrichment and support: groups.
Obispo (165 Grand Ave), Santa second graders. Class meets four Family Partnership Charter School.
Maria, Lompoc, Los Olivos, and days per week. Contact: 929-6878. Contact: 927-2337, 541-2412 or inclusive_learners.
Santa Barbara. Meet with teacher
weekly and turn in work samples. Santa Lucia School on 5 acres in Templeton Unified School District
Enrichment classes also offered. Templeton. Peace education for Santa Maria Joint Union Home School. K-8 Home Schooling program.
Contact: 543-2701 or sbceoportal. over 25 years. Integrated curriculum Accredited high school program at Contact: 434-5840 or
org/losolivos. founded on life experiences, in- Santa Maria Public Library. Interactive
depth study, and active immersion in student-parent-teacher partnerships
Orcutt Academy Independent Study. the arts for grades 1-8. Attendance provide educational resources, a
Affiliated with Orcutt Academy Mon-Thu with homeschool Fridays. mentor teacher, and eligibilty for Please submit updates, corrections, or news
Charter School at 500 Dyer St, this Carpooling encouraged. Contact: sports, clubs, and activities. Students about resources to:

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