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Central Coast May 2018


The Arts .......................... 2

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

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

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

Wellness ......................... 10

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

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

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

Education ...................... 18

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

Safety ............................. 22

Pinkalicious / Kids Gardening / Allergy Awareness / Learning Disabilities / Water Safety

Free! Central Coast Family
The Arts
musically directed by John Cribb.
After their successful run in San
Diego, Kelrik is excited to bring
PINKALICIOUS the Musical to the
Clark Center.

According to Austin, “Pinkalicious
is not just a really funny musical;
it teaches children valuable
lessons about self control and
the importance of moderation.
As someone who has
been passionate about theatre
since I was a kid, I am thrilled
that we can offer the Central
Coast this show in a fully realized
stage production. It’s a great
THINK PINK! Kelrik Productions is based on the 2006 New York lands her at the  doctor’s office
opportunity to introduce young
brings PINKALICIOUS to the Times best-selling children’s with pinkititis, an affliction that
people to the magic of live
Central Coast. book by Victoria and Elizabeth turns her pink from head to
theatre. You can’t ask for more
Kann, titled Pinkalicious. toe -- a dream come true for
this pink-loving enthusiast. But than that.”
Tickets are now on sale for Kelrik
Productions show PINKALICIOUS This is the tale of a girl who when her hue goes too far, only
the Musical, playing May 26th can’t stop eating pink cupcakes Pinkalicious can figure a way out The cast includes Lauren Ashley
and 27th at Clark Center Studio despite her parents’ warnings of her predicament. in the title role, Kyler Waitley
Theatre, 487 Fair Oaks Avenue, about the dangers of over- as Peter, and Kylie Harper and
in Arroyo Grande. The musical indulgence. Her passion for pink Pinkalicious loves pink and Edgar Diaz-Gutierrez playing Mr.
wants everything in her life to and Mrs. Pinkerton. The cast is
Lauren Ashley is Pinkalicious be pink. Her dream is to radiate completed with a fun ensemble

Cover Photo: Kelrik Productions
pink. After over indulging in pink of local children playing Birds,
cupcakes, she wakes up pink. She Bees, and Butterflies.
is thrilled to be pink and have her
dream come true. Her parents This fun-filled family show runs
Central Coast Family approximately one hour, which

(805) 528-0440 take her to the doctor, and she
PO Box 6424, Los Osos, CA 93412 is diagnosed with pinkititis. makes it ideal for younger
Our goal is to connect Central Coast families with the resources they need to thrive! On the way home, Pinkalicious children. Another favorite
plays at the playground but feature is audience participation,
EDITOR Associate EDITOR is attacked by birds and bees including interaction with
Patrice Vogel Claire Vogel when she is mistaken for a pink the colorful cast of characters. flower. Her best friend doesn’t Reservations are strongly
even recognize her as she is recommended.
AssISTANT EDITOR ADVERTISING camouflaged in the garden.
Jack Vogel CC F Inquiries: Tickets to PINKALICIOUS can At home, Pinkalicious eats be purchased online at www.
another cupcake, and the next, or by
morning she wakes up red and phone at (805) 489-9444.
Out of the Blue Eric Woodards develops pink eye pinkititis,
whereby she can only see the This family-friendly performance
CONTRIBUTING WRITERS color pink. Now she must do is scheduled for one weekend
Jennifer Best, John J. Cannell, Guy Crabb, Kerrin Edmonds, something to fix her predicament. only with Saturday and Sunday
Stanley W. Horspool, Karyn Lutes, Rebecca Juretic, CS Perryess
She bravely follows the doctor’s matinees at 1:00 pm and 3:00 pm
Central Coast Family is published monthly with a readership over 40,000. Find FREE

order to eat green food. Due to and evenings at 7:00 pm. Ticket
copies throughout San Luis Obispo County and North Santa Barbara County.
her new resolve, Pinkalicious is prices range from $25 - $35.
Visit our website: transformed, learns self-control,
Submission deadline: 15th of each month prior to publication and to be careful about what she PINKALICIOUS the Musical
Information contained in advertisements and other submissions is accepted in good faith. Publication does not imply endorsement by Central Coast Family. wishes for. began in January of 2007 as an
Opinions expressed by contributors do not necessarily reflect views of the publisher. We reserve the right to reject or edit all submissions for any reason.
original production created for
Material published herein may not be reproduced in any manner without prior written permission. © Vogel 2008
PINKALICIOUS will be directed the Family Programming series
Every issue is printed with soy ink on 100% recycled paper. Please recycle again! and choreographed by Kelrik of New York City’s Vital Theatre
Artistic Director Erik Austin and Company. After a sold-out run,
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The Arts
the author and illustrator of the
New York Times best-selling
children’s books Pinkalicious
(HarperCollins, 2006) and
Purplicious (HarperCollins, 2007).
The Village Salon
Elizabeth and Victoria are sisters
who grew up in Brooklyn, New
Happy May &
York. Victoria’s award-winning
artwork has graced the covers
Mother’s Day
and pages of many magazines,
newspapers, and kid’s books. To all mothers, mothers to be, mothers
it moved through a series of Elizabeth’s writing has appeared
ever larger performance venues in a variety of newspaper and print who were, and mothers to others!
where it has continued to delightpublications. To learn more about
audiences and critics alike. the sister duo and their books, Call Toni & Toni: (805) 489-5100
Four years later, Pinkalicious isvisit them online at their website
at .
still playing in New York City and 115 East Branch Street in Arroyo Grande
in critically acclaimed productions
in Toronto, London, Chicago, Lyricist, composer and
and Los Angeles, among other orchestrator John Gregor
venues. received a 2004 Frederick Loewe
Award for his musical With Recently, With Glee was children’s musicals for Vital
Elizabeth Kann and Victoria Kann Glee, for which he wrote the presented in a workshop by Theatre Company, including
(Book and Lyrics) are respectively book, music and lyrics. the Skirball Center for the The Changeling and The Bully in
Performing Arts, NYU, and addition to Pinkalicious.
premiered at the New York
Musical Theater Festival. Gregor’s PINKALICIOUS THE MUSICAL
musical adaptation of Gogol’s May 26 and 27
tragi-comic short story “The Saturday and Sunday
Overcoat” has been presented 1:00 pm, 3:00 pm, and 7:00 pm
in London at the Bridewell $25 - $35
Theatre, and at the Barrington www.
Stage Company and the New York (805) 489 - 9444
International Fringe Festival. Clark Center Studio Theatre
487 Fair Oaks Avenue
Gregor has also co-written several Arroyo Grande, CA 93420

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Library Voice
Check It Out:
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by Rebecca Juretic

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Library Voice

Book to Action will be part of a panel discussion
at the library on Wednesday, May
Have you and your high-school 2nd at 5:30 pm.
aged or older teen been reading
along with us for this year’s Whether or not you have read
Book to Action community reads the book, if you care about issues
program? We’re reading The such as gender identity, racial
57 Bus by Dashka Slater, which equality, and juvenile justice, you
recently won the prestigious won’t want to miss this powerful
Beatty Award. and thought-provoking event. We
hope it will inspire our community
Slater will be visiting students to take action on these important
at San Luis Obispo High School, topics. 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.
Pacific Beach High School,
Atascadero High School, and Rebecca Juretic is a freelance writer and Public Children practice in a friendly, supportive, coed atmosphere. Specially qualified
Relations Consultant for the San Luis Obispo instructors use games, techniques, and tumbling exercises to teach children
County of San Luis Obispo Juvenile County Libraries. Rebecca can be reached at: how to defend themselves without hurting others.
Hall early this month. Then, she
Visit our school, watch a class, and decide if Aikido would benefit your child!

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Family Life
don’t forget the all-time favorite gardeningwithkids/Gardening_
classic Jack and the Beanstalk! with_Kids (This site has links to

Grow it & Cook It other garden websites), www.
Many vegetables can be grown, and/
either in a plot of ground or in or

Gardening With Kids containers. Kids can research
the local growing season, their Take your child on field trips. To
gardening zone, how much space see a deluxe vegetable stand,
vegetables need, what kind of soil visit the Avila Valley Barn (http://
and fertilizer is best, how to start Call
plants or seeds, and what tools 595-2810 for hours. Another
are needed. fantastic place to take the kids is
the seasonal Cal Poly U-Pick fields
Before your child decides what to ( Call
by Steven Smith
plant, they can visit the produce 756-2279 for dates and hours.
section of a local grocery store or Shop at our many local Farmers’
Have you tasted a homegrown for the family to spend quality a garden shop. If there isn’t much Markets to see a multitude of
tomato or strawberry picked time together. Children can learn outdoor space for a garden plot, vegetables and fruits grown on
straight from the garden? about the history and variety of children might prefer planting the Central Coast.
Preparing dishes with vegetables vegetables, how to cultivate them, vegetables in containers. Cherry
or fruit that you have grown is a and traditions, celebrations and tomatoes grow well in pots and Harvesting your vegetables from
real treat. Teaching your children folklore about them (such as, using small children love them. Popular the garden is especially fun and
to grow vegetables and fruits to pumpkins in fall celebrations). plants for children to grow include rewarding. If your children have
cook is an excellent family project, tomatoes, zucchini, pumpkins, not cooked before, this can be
especially during the summer To foster interest in planting a beans, potatoes, and carrots. an excellent opportunity for
months when school is out and garden, try these popular books them to learn how to prepare
for young children: The Carrot There are many helpful gardening fresh vegetables for the family’s
harvest time approaches!
Seed, Growing Vegetable Soup, books and web sites. Kids can meal. Betty Crocker’s Cookbook
Growing and preparing their own and Little Yellow Pear Tomatoes. look for books like these at local for Girls and Boys, DK Children’s
vegetables allows children to For older children, I recommend: libraries or bookstores: Cook Book, and American Heart
contribute to their family, learn Grow it Cook It; A Backyard
Vegetable Garden for Kids; The • In My Garden: a Child’s Association Kids’ Cookbook
about nature and science, and have illustrations or step-by-step
Vegetables We Eat, and Blue Gardening Book, shows a
develop patience. Sharing a
Potatoes, Orange Tomatoes. And, garden 10 x 12 feet with seven instructions so children can follow
garden provides opportunities
types of vegetables: lettuce, along. Other popular cookbooks
radishes, carrots, zucchini, for children include:
beans, peppers and tomatoes) • Emeril’s: There’s A Chef in My
for preschoolers. Soup: Recipes for the Kid in
• A Kid’s Guide to How Vegetables Everyone by Emeril Lagasse for
Grow by Patricia Ayers for ages ages 4-8.
4 to 8. • Kids Can Cook Vegetarian
• Growing Vegetables is Fun by Recipes by Dorothy R. Bates for
Emma Cooper. ages 4-8.

• The Ultimate Step-by-Step Kids’ • Kid’s Cookbook: A Great Book
First Gardening Book: Fantastic for Kids Who Love to Cook! by
Gardening Ideas for 5-12 year Olds Abigail Dodge for ages 4-8.
by Jenny Hendy for ages 4-8. • Kitchen Fun for Kids by Michael
• Kids in the Garden: Growing F. Jacobson for ages 7-12.
Plants for Food and Fun by • Kids Can Press: Jumbo
Elizabeth McCorquodale for Cookbook for ages 9-12.
Saturday, May 12 11:00 am - 4:00 pm ages 9-12.
Mission Plaza, San Luis Obispo • Kids Cook 1-2-3 by Rozanne Gold
• Growing Vegetables by Tracy for ages 9-12.
Don’t miss this free, family-friendly educational fair with Maurer for ages 9-12.
exhibits, displays, and activities for all ages, including: So get your children outdoors
• Jerry Baker’s Terrific Tomatoes, and start your family vegetable
Native wildlife ambassadors, Puppet shows and skits Sensational spuds and Mouth- garden. Come harvest time, you’ll
Wildlife films, Arts and Crafts
Watering Melons (for older all be glad you did!
Displays by 25+ partner eco-organizations
children and young adults).
Learn about the many wildlife treasures in our backyards
This is a wildlife event, no dog’s please! Go online with your kids and Steven Smith is a resident of San Luis Obispo

Food and beverages available for purchase
check out these websites: and a graduate of CSU Long Beach with a
degree in Creative Writing. Steven is a painter/, muralist and freelance writer. Steven can be reached at:

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Fun & Games Jack’s Jokes
What kind of food do math teachers like to eat? Square meals!
What did one elevator say to the other?
I think I’m coming down with something!
What has four wheels and flies? A garbage truck!

Mother’s Day Word Search

Sudoku begins with some of the grid cells filled with numbers. The object is to fill
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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May is National Asthma and a week or two, or that develop Exhausted and overwhelmed from sleepless nights?
Allergy Awareness Month. It’s around the same time every year. Face to Face, Phone, & Email Consultations . Local group classes
a peak season for asthma and These could include a runny nose,
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allergies. sniffling, snorting, sneezing, and
itchy, runny eyes. causes an asthma attack — the Certain foods: common allergens
Seasonal Allergies in Children airways, called bronchial tubes, are milk, eggs, peanuts, tree nuts,
Itching or tingling sensations in overreact by constricting (getting seafood, soy, and wheat
Allergies and asthma often the mouth and throat are not narrower).
start in childhood and continue usually complaints with a cold, Controlling Allergy Symptoms
throughout life. Although neither but are the hallmark of an allergy. Many different substances and
can be cured, with proper care It’s helpful to use air conditioners
Wheezing, difficulty breathing, events can “trigger” an asthma
they can usually be kept under or filters, where possible, to
and other respiratory symptoms, attack — exercise, cold air, viruses,
control. Allergies are caused by reduce exposure to pollen in both
recurrent red, itchy, dry or scaly air pollution, certain fumes and,
the body’s reaction to substances your home and your car. Molds
rashes in the creases of the especially, a host of allergens. In
called “allergens,” which trigger are present in the spring and late
skin, wrists, and ankles also may fact, about 80 percent of children
the immune system to react to indicate an allergy. with asthma also have allergies summer, particularly around areas
harmless substances as though and, for them, allergens are often of decaying vegetation. Children
they were attacking the body. When it comes to rashes, the most asthma triggers. with mold allergies should avoid
common chronic inflammatory playing in dead leaves in the fall.
When to Suspect an Allergy skin condition in children is Common Allergens
Dust mites are commonly found
Some allergies are easy to identify eczema, also called atopic
in upholstered furniture, bedding,
by the pattern of symptoms that dermatitis. Although not strictly In spring, warmer weather can
and rugs. Padded furnishings,
follows exposure to a particular an allergic disorder, eczema in increase outdoor allergens. In
such as mattresses, box springs,
substance. But others are more young children has many of the fall, many indoor allergens cause pillows, and cushions should
subtle, and may masquerade as hallmarks of allergies and is often problems because children are be encased in allergen-proof,
other conditions. Here are some a sign that hay fever and asthma indoors for longer periods. zip-up covers available through
common clues that could lead you may develop. The rate of eczema, Dust: contains dust mites and fine specialized retailers. Wash linens
to suspect that your child may like that of asthma, is increasing particles from other allergens, weekly, and bedding such as
have an allergy. throughout the world. Where such as pollen, mold, and animal blankets every 2 to 3 weeks in hot
asthma is rare, the rate of eczema dander water to kill dust mites. Replace
Repeated or chronic cold-like is also low. pillows every 2 to 3 years.
symptoms that last more than Fungi: including molds too small
When to Suspect Asthma Work With Your Pediatrician
to be seen with the naked eye

Although allergies and asthma
Furry animals: cats, dogs, guinea Your child’s allergy and/or asthma
often go together, they are
pigs, gerbils, rabbits, and other treatment should start with your
actually two different conditions. pediatrician. If needed, your
In simple terms, asthma is a doctor may refer you to a pediatric
chronic condition that starts in Clothing and toys: especially allergy specialist for additional
For Wildlife in Distress the lungs. Allergies are reactions those made, trimmed, or stuffed evaluations and treatments.
Call Our Hotline: that start in the immune system. with animal hair
 Although there are many over-
Not everybody with allergies has the-counter antihistamines,
805 543-WILD [9453] asthma, but most people with Latex: household and school decongestants, and nasal sprays,
asthma have allergies. articles, such as rubber gloves,
it is very important that you
toys, balloons; elastic in socks,
The airways of the typical child underwear, and other clothing; work with a pediatrician to make
with asthma are inflamed or airborne particles
 sure that your child’s conditions
swollen, which makes them are correctly diagnosed and the
oversensitive. When they come Bacterial enzymes: used to symptoms properly treated.
in contact with an asthma manufacture enzyme bleaches Excerpted with Permission. © 2018 American
“trigger” — something that and cleaning products Academy of Pediatrics.

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

Buy your copy of Monterey/Marsh Sts
100 Year Book. Remember the past, as
the future is right around the corner.

Theaters of Enjoy Your Memories!
San Luis Obispo by Guy Crabb
Get an autographed copy at:
w w w. s l o 1 0 0 ye a r s . co m
Also available at Barnes and Noble, Crushed Grape, Antiques of Monterey,
History Center, Apple Farm, and Boo Boo Records. GUY CRABB PUBLISHING

Even though San Luis Obispo you back in time as you sit there
doesn’t have a large population, and appreciate the period décor
the city has always offered that makes it so unique. Snow White and the Seven One of my favorite places to
its residents a wide variety of Dwarves was the last movie to go see a movie is at the Sunset
entertainment. One of the most We are fortunate to still have a play at the theater, for what must Drive-In. We are very lucky to be
popular forms of entertainment is theater that offers an experience have been the weekend family one of the last remaining cities
going to the movies. The history of the past. San Luis Obispo once matinee (because Snow White in California to have a drive-in
of movies in San Luis Obispo dates had many theaters that are no originally came out in 1937). theater. I recently bought the
back as far as the early 1900s. longer around. In 1885, the San very cool artifact of a ticket to
Luis Obispo Agricultural Society On the topic of theaters in San Luis the Sunset Drive-In Theater that
Of course, the most famous built a large multi-story building Obispo, I need to mention a man admitted “One Lady” for free.
theater in town is the Fremont, on the corner of Monterey and by the name of Jim Dee. I The ticket was dated 1958-1959.
which is still a landmark today. Toro (near the Volvo dealership). guess you could call him the Seeing this ticket brought back
The Fremont opened on Memorial This building was used to house modern day hero for theaters wonderful old memories of going
Day May 29, 1942. The first movie exhibits for the annual county in San Luis Obispo since the to the drive-in with my family
shown was This Above All staring fair, and was called the Pavillion. mid 1970s. Today, Jim is the and buying tickets for everyone
Tyrone Power and Jane Fontaine, It was used by many groups over proud owner of the Palm Theater in the car. I remember listening
who were big Hollywood stars in the years, including one that on Palm Street, but the Palm was to my dad tell the ticket seller
the 1940s. At the Fremont’s grand showed the latest movies from not the first theater that Jim the age of everyone in the car
opening, the famous comedy Hollywood at the turn of the owned. I went to Jim Dee’s because the tickets prices were
team known as Laurel and Hardy century. At this same time, website for the Palm Theater, and age-specific.
came up to San Luis Obispo to another new theater was built was able to get find information
help sell war bonds to support the down the street at the corner of that follows the string of theaters The Sunset Drive-In was first
United States in World War II. Monterey and Osos. It was named he has been involved with. In opened in 1950, which was the
the “El Monterey” and opened in the mid 1970s, Jim opened the peak year for drive-ins to be
The Fremont Theater was named 1911. It stayed in business until it Cinema Zoo at 967 Osos Street, built in the United States. The
after General John C. Fremont, was bought by a new owner, who and then he reopened with a new town residents were thrilled to
whose battalion of soldiers stayed renamed it the Obispo Theater. one called the Rainbow Theater have their own drive-in. Some
in San Luis Obispo in 1846 waiting in 1979. Jim kept the Rainbow of the first movies to be shown
for word from Washington D.C. Obispo Theater was the other Theater running for about 10 at the Sunset were All About
to take control of the land from popular theater in town until 1975, years, and then opened the Palm Eve, Asphalt Jungle, Disney’s
Mexico and turn it into a United when it caught fire. The building Theater in 1988. The building Cinderella, Harvey, and Sunset
States territory. The Fremont is a incurred extensive damage and that houses this multi-screen Boulevard. Isn’t learning about
classic walk-in theater that takes had to be entirely demolished. theater was built in 1955, and was historic theaters in San Luis
once used as the San Luis Obispo Obispo entertaining? You betcha!
Employment Development Office.
Before I leave the downtown area
of SLO, I would like to mention
that back in 1912 there was a
theater called San Luis Theater
on Monterey Street in a building
that was demolished in the 1950s.
Another popular theater in town
was called the Elmo, which was at
the old Elk’s Club on Marsh Street.
The old Elk’s Club was at the
corner of Marsh and Morro Street Guy Crabb retired after teaching for over
where the Union Bank is today. It 32 years, most recently at Charles E. Teach
Elementary School in San Luis Obispo. He was
stayed there until the early 1960s, selected as San Luis Coastal Unified School
The Pavillion building in 1885 when it was demolished to make District Teacher of the Year for 2006-2007.
way for the new building. Reach him at

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CS Perryess
about words
to a lump, serving or blob.
Both jot and iota came to English
in the 1630s from Greek. Iota is
the smallest letter of the Greek
alphabet, and (in Greek) also Tooth each mastodon molar was
denotes anything small. An equipped with a central bump,
alternate spelling was jota, thus Tooth gave birth to all sorts of and apparently, our intrepid
the word jot. The Greeks got great words and idioms. paleontologists were a bit
the root word from a Semitic isolated, lonely, and worked up,
language we’re not entirely sure Sweet-tooth showed up as early so voila! breast-teeth.
of, but the original root was as the 1300s.
probably something like the rodent (1800s) you don’t want to
Tidbit modern Hebrew word yodh. Bucktoothed showed up in the know the details, but they have to
1540s. do with scraping, red, and teeth
Imagine my delight when I got In the early 1950s, Korean War
a phone call from Carpinteria, a veterans brought home to Snaggle-toothed appeared in the
al dente (1900s) to the tooth
town about two hours south. The America the word skosh, their 1580s.
caller had been given a copy of version of the Japanese word Tusk appears to have made its
Central Coast Family magazine, sukoshi, meaning few, little, or To be long in the tooth appeared way to Old English through Old
which included a Wordmonger some. in 1841. Frisian, also from the Proto-Indo-
column. She asked whether I’d
consider writing a column on In 1877, a small child might The fabric we called houndstooth European root dent.
words like tidbit and morsel. have been referred to as a tad. showed up in the early 1900s.
Etymologists are moderately What toothsome etymology do
Darn tootin!
sure tad was a shortened form of indenture (1400s) of the raggedy you find most worth biting into?
Tidbit showed up in English in the tadpole, which was born of the edge – when the practice of
1630s, made up of tid, meaning word tadde, an alternate form of indentured servitude began, the
fond, solicitous or tender, and bit, toad. Toad came to English in the contract between “employer” Many thanks to sources: the OED,
which appeared in English in the 1300s from nobody-knows-where, and “employee” would be ripped Etymonline, and Wordnik.
1200s, meaning a piece bitten off. and was added to the Middle in half in a toothed or jagged
German word poll, meaning head. fashion, with each piece going to
The English received morsel
It wasn’t until 1915 that tad began one of the parties. Years later,
from the French word morceau,
to mean a small bit. the two pieces were compared
meaning small bite, portion or
helping, some time around 1200. Which of these morsels intrigues as proof of identity, so that the
Interestingly, the word mordant, you most? Let me know what contract’s agreement could be
meaning caustic (a figurative words you are curious about. fulfilled.
sense of biting), shares the same
roots. dentist (1700s) tooth person

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small amount, or an insignificant
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May 2018 Free Ongoing Events
4 5
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 Mart 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 2:30-5:30pm Cambria Main St Vets Hall 9:00am-12:30pm Templeton City Park
3:00-6:00pm AT Sunken Gardens 6:00-9:00pm Downtown SLO 4:00-8:00pm Avila Beach Promenade 9:00am-1:00pm Paso Downtown Park
May is: Birthstone: LIBRARY STORYTIME: 10:30 AT, LIBRARY STORYTIME: 10:00 MB, 5:00-8:00pm Pismo, Main St & Dolliver 9:00am-1:00pm Shell Bch Dinosaur Caves
Emerald 10:30 AG, 11:00 NI 10:10 SLO, 10:15 CAM,10:30 AT, 10:30 12:00-2:30pm AG Village Gazebo
May day LIBRARY STORYTIME: 10:30 LO 2:30-6:00pm Morro Bay 800 Main St
AG,10:30 LO, 11:00 CAY, 11:30 SMG
American Bike Month LIBRARY STORYTIME: 11:00 AG
Allergy Awareness Month space Day nationalteacher SLO CO GENEALOGICAL SOCIETY
1st SAT 12:30am IOOF Hall SLO
Better Hearing & Speech Month mother goose day appreciation day
Flower Month Flower:
National Mental Health Month Lily of the Valley
National Physical Fitness Month
Older Americans Month Benjamin spock’s
National Water Safety Month birthday (Born in 1903)

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 Mart 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 2:30-5:30pm Cambria Main St Vets Hall 9:00am-12:30pm Templeton City Park
3:00-6:00pm AT Sunken Gardens 6:00-9:00pm Downtown SLO 4:00-8:00pm Avila Beach Promenade 9:00am-1:00pm Paso Downtown Park
LIBRARY STORYTIME: 10:30 AT, LIBRARY STORYTIME: 10:00 MB, 5:00-8:00pm Pismo, Main St & Dolliver 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 LIBRARY STORYTIME: 10:30 LO 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
national school
International clean up nurse day
No Diet DAY your room day tulip day
twilight zone day
child care
provider’s day

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 Mart 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 2:30-5:30pm Cambria Main St Vets Hall 9:00am-12:30pm Templeton City Park
3:00-6:00pm AT Sunken Gardens 6:00-9:00pm Downtown SLO 4:00-8:00pm Avila Beach Promenade 9:00am-1:00pm Paso Downtown Park
5:00-8:00pm Pismo, Main St & Dolliver 9:00am-1:00pm Shell Bch Dinosaur Caves
mother’s day LIBRARY STORYTIME: 10:30 AT,
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 Us nickel
minted (in 1866) circus day
(Ringling Brothers open in 1884)
national visit your
relatives day national armed
chocolate forces day
NEW MOON museum day
1st kentucky
derby (in 1875)

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 Mart 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 2:30-5:30pm Cambria Main St Vets Hall 9:00am-12:30pm Templeton City Park
3:00-6:00pm AT Sunken Gardens 6:00-9:00pm Downtown SLO 4:00-8:00pm Avila Beach Promenade 9:00am-1:00pm Paso Downtown Park
LIBRARY STORYTIME: 10:30 AT, LIBRARY STORYTIME: 10:00 MB, 5:00-8:00pm Pismo, Main St & Dolliver 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 LIBRARY STORYTIME: 10:30 LO 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
play a musical LIBRARY STORYTIME: 11:00 AG
instrument day

1st morse code
message sent
(WA DC to Baltimore in 1844)

penny day
red cross
founded national missing golden gate bridge
(by Clara Barton in 1881) children’s day opens (in 1937)

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 Mart 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 2:30-5:30pm Cambria Main St Vets Hall 9:00am-12:30pm Templeton City Park
\3:00-6:00pm AT Sunken Gardens 6:00-9:00pm Downtown SLO 4:00-8:00pm Avila Beach Promenade 9:00am-1:00pm Paso Downtown Park
5:00-8:00pm Pismo, Main St & Dolliver 9:00am-1:00pm Shell Bch Dinosaur Caves
memorial day LIBRARY STORYTIME: 10:30 AT,
10:30 AG, 11:00 NI
10:10 SLO, 10:15 CAM,10:30 AT, 10:30 12:00-2:30pm AG Village Gazebo
john F Kennedy’s LIBRARY STORYTIME: 10:30 LO
2:30-6:00pm Morro Bay 800 Main St
AG,10:30 LO, 11:00 CAY, 11:30 SMG
birthday(Born in 1917) LIBRARY STORYTIME: 11:00 AG

Jim Thorpe’s
birthday (Born in 1888) FULL MOON

Hamburger Day

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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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Safety pool area open.

National Water Safety Month Pool Safety Tips Never assume someone else is
Keep rescue equipment and a first watching a child in a pool area.
Play it Safe! aid kit at poolside. Don’t leave chairs or other items
Equip doors and windows that of furniture where a child could
Nothing’s more fun on a warm constant supervision. exit to a pool area with alarms. use them to climb into a fenced
day than playing in the water, pool area.
whether you’re at home, at a local Appoint a “designated watcher” Keep a telephone close by when
park or waterpark, or at the beach. to monitor children during social you or your family is using a pool Stay close and alert watching
But while you’re having fun, don’t gatherings at or near the water. or spa, with emergency numbers children in and around the pool.
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Post CPR instructions in your
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Drowning is the leading cause update your skills regularly. at least five feet high, equipped your child when he or she is in or
of death for children under age with self-closing and self-latching near water.
Don’t rely on swimming lessons, gates, that completely surrounds
five in the United States. May is life preservers, or other equipment the pool and prevents direct Keep children away from pool
National Water Safety Month; to keep a child “water safe.” drains, pipes and other openings
a perfect time to remember access from the house and yard. to avoid entrapments.
that water safety is everyone’s Don’t think that you’ll hear a child Maintain constant visual contact
responsibility. who’s in trouble in the water; with children in a pool or pool If a child is missing, look for him or
child drowning is a silent death, area. If a child is missing, check her in the pool or spa first.
Water Safety Tips with no splashing to alert anyone the pool first; seconds count in Share safety instructions with
that a child is in trouble. preventing death or disability. family, friends and neighbors.
Teach children water safety
and swimming skills as early as Don’t just wait for paramedics to
Don’t use flotation devices as a Understand the basics of life-
possible. All children are born arrive and lose valuable life-saving
substitute for supervision. Never saving so that you can assist in a
with a breath holding reflex that seconds. 4-6 minutes without
allow a young child in a pool pool emergency.
disappears at 10-12 months of oxygen can cause permanent without an adult.
age. This means that infants will brain damage or death. Maintain appropriate equipment
automatically hold their breath Don’t leave objects such as toys for your pool or spa.
under water. Learn more about the National that might attract a child in the
Water Safety campaign, events, pool and pool area. Install a four-foot or taller fence
Always brief babysitters on water and how to help others swim around the pool and spa and
safety, emphasizing the need for safely this summer, at www. Never prop the gate leading to a use self-closing and self-latching
gates; ask your neighbors to do
the same at their pools.
Install and use a lockable safety
cover on your spa.
If your house serves as a fourth
side of a fence around a pool,
install door alarms and always use
them. For additional protection,
install window guards on windows
facing pools or spas.
Install pool and gate alarms to
alert you when children go near
the water.
Ensure any pool and spa you use
has compliant drain covers, and
ask your pool service provider if
you do not know.
Maintain pool and spa covers in
good working order.
Consider using a surface wave or
underwater alarm.

Find more safety tips for pools and spas at

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