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Central Coast August 2018


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

Education ...................... 6

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

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

Money ............................. 10

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

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

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

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

Education ...................... 22

New Melodrama Musicals / School Readiness / Library Programs / Higuera History

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The Arts
scholarship to study Music at the these shows run in repertory with

famous Pacific Coast University. Gold Fever and begin playing on
She quickly meets her new best alternate nights.
friend (Randa Meierhenry), her
Melodrama’s original show Gold

Premieres Musical
goth roommate (Anna Wentworth),
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Makropoulos). Things become melodrama inspired by characters

The Mix Tape

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Mark Twain. The action-packed
(Ashley Whiting) cancels Molly’s
show brings a mining camp
scholarship; Molly must choose
roaring to life filled with love,
between leaving school or
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working as an unpaid assistant.
Can Molly and her new friends Set in the Sierras, this sensational
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what’s this new TV show people to boo the villain, cheer the hero,
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Prepare Your Child The Village Salon
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can stop by for a visit when they zones at home. Setup homework
they have any concerns, so you’ll can’t make it, ask teachers if you
are prepping classrooms for the times to manage expectations
new year. and establish good routines.

3. Meet the teachers 6. Take your kids shopping

For kids, wondering if they’ll like Your kids will be more excited to
their teacher can be a big source of use their back-to-school supplies
fear. If your child isn’t comfortable if they pick them out. Doing so
in their classroom, he or she will be will help them feel prepared and
less likely to learn. Many teachers provide an opportunity to talk
make themselves available for a about school.
phone call or will return an email
if a visit isn’t possible. This step is 7. Practice new school routines
especially important if your child
has any learning disabilities that Both children and adults can
the teacher should be aware of. benefit from practicing a new
school routine. Stage a morning
4. For younger children, read dry run to see how long it takes
books or watch educational you and your children to get out
cartoons of the door. It will not only help
you predict when you need to
These materials can help children wake, but your children will learn
read about and see what a typical what to expect each weekday.
day will consist of and what they
Remember that first day jitters
will learn in school. Some good
are completely normal and can
examples are Miss Bindergarten
be relieved with some mental
Gets Ready for Kindergarten by
preparation leading up to the
Slate, The Night Before First Grade
big day. Most worries are likely
by Wing, and Amelia Bedelia’s First
Day of School by Parish. related to fear of the unknown.
Preparing for changes will go a
5. Set up school zones and long way to helping reduce your
expectations child’s concerns.

Establish a location for backpacks Excerpted with permission. Developmental and

and distraction-free homework Behavioral Pediatrics

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Library Voice
Check It Out:
August Happenings
by Rebecca Juretic

A-Town Create Space provided by the CALIFA Group,

a nonprofit library membership
We are excited to unveil our consortium representing 230
brand new “maker” program: libraries in California.
the A-Town Create Space at
the Atascadero Library. San Developing Makerspaces in libraries have been researching, that build on these interests,” said
Luis Obispo County Library is Libraries throughout California is experimenting, and collaborating North County Regional Librarian
looking for your feedback and a pilot project from the California to define local needs, set goals Jackie Kinsey. “There is very little
participation as we grow and State Library in collaboration with and plan for launching creative maker programming outside of
develop this new community the Center for Childhood Creativity makerspace programs for their the schools in Atascadero, and
resource. at the Bay Area Discovery underserved patrons. the library is perfectly set to fulfill
Museum. This project will help that local interest.”
A-Town Create Space is the to establish community-driven Over the last several months,
result of a grant-supported pilot makerspaces in ten public libraries SLO County Library staff has Library staff and administration
program called “Makerspaces in in California that currently do not been learning about makerspaces hopes to eventually collaborate
Libraries throughout California” have a makerspace. The selected and creative programming. with various educational and
They will continue to conduct community organizations and
surveys, forums, and prototype institutions, such as Cal Poly,
programs to help focus resources Atascadero public schools, and
on the interests of youth in local non-profits.
the community. Please take a
moment to offer feedback on For more information on the new
the types of maker, art, science, A-Town Create Space programs,
technology, and craft programs find the full event schedule at
you’d like to see. or follow
County of San Luis Obispo Public
Summer programs in the A-Town Libraries on Facebook.  
Create Space include hands-on
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well as craft programs like jewelry
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the program will be middle-school there is still time for Summer
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part of the long-term vision is to at your local library branch. Here
take the “A-Town Create Space” are just a few of the upcoming
projects out to small branches programs:
in rural areas of Northern San
Luis Obispo County, including Games and More! at Atascadero
the libraries in Santa Margarita, Library – August 3, 1:00 – 2:00 pm
Creston, and California Valley. (An A-Town Create Space Pro-
gram for ages 10-17).
“The Atascadero Library hopes to
create services that are attractive Young People’s Reading Round
to a difficult to reach population by Table and Movie at the Santa
listening to tweens and teens and Margarita Library – August 4,
finding their interests; and then 4:00 – 5:30 pm – Enjoy watching
to provide creative opportunities A Wrinkle in Time. Refreshments

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Library Voice

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Fun & Games Jack’s Jokes
Why is math hard work? All those numerals to carry!
What kind of teacher passes gas? A tutor!
School Where was King Arthur educated? Knight School!
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Fill empty cells with numbers between 1 and 9 (1 number per cell).
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5:30 pm | Multicultural Center Theater
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Local History Monterey Street is getting a makeover.
Buildings are being renovated and the
parking lots are being dug up.

Higuera Buy your copy of Monterey/Marsh Sts

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get a broiled lobster for $2.75 as everyone knows where the Drum
by Guy Crabb well. The Tower was there from Circuit store was at 280 Higuera.
around the early 1930s until it was This location was an established
demolished due to a fire in the local restaurant for many years.
While updating my Higuera book Body and Paint occupied this mid 1960s. In this lower section Lucky Spot Café occupied this
after about eight years, I had lots location from around 1960 into of Higuera Street, there were big brick building from around
of fun adding new discoveries to the 1980s. I wonder if Mr. Serafin also several bottling companies. 1939 into the early 1960s, when it
the book. I had been collecting found any old grave stones that Whistle Bottling was at 461 turned into Wendy’s Café around
artifacts for the previous 15 years, were thrown into the creek due Higuera for many years, and there 1965. In 1975, it was turned into
including many great pictures that to mistakes made in cutting of the was also a Nehi Bottling building. Water Pro Sporting Goods. If you
made the new Higuera edition stone. It would not be outrageous consider the number of hotels and
Now, let me jump from lower to
more fun to read. I had bought to think that there might be some motels on this section of Higuera
upper Higuera Street just to mix it
pictures, slides, 16mm movies, old remnants of the monument in the 1930s through 1960s, the
up a little bit. Louisa’s Place has
articles, yearbooks, telephone makers half buried in the creek number of eating establishments
been there for as long as I can
books, tokens, pamphlets, bed or a few feet underground— in the vicinity makes a lot of sense.
remember and I came to San Luis
objects, and lots of other things then again, maybe my imagination Obispo in 1979. Before Louisa’s Sandy’s, on the corner of Nipomo
over several years. is running wild. Place, there was a Best Ever Grill. and Higuera, seems like it has
As I wrote the new book, I found Let’s go to the other side of the It was there from the 1950s into been there forever, but before
many interesting facts. For the street to the back of the gas the early 1970s and was a very Sandy’s established itself as a
rewrite, I took the addresses all station at the intersection of popular place, just like Louisa’s is long time business, Bullock’s
the way down to where Marsh Marsh and Higuera Streets. The today. I bought an old collection Delicatessen was at this location
and Higuera Streets intersect. address was 427 Higuera and of slides from someone in Ohio in the 1950s. Directly across the
Today, 426 Higuera is near the this was the location of one of of a La Fiesta Parade during the street is a parking lot. This was not
intersection of Marsh and Higuera the most popular restaurants 1960s, and found a great picture always a parking lot though. The
Streets where Brakes Plus is in town. It was called Tower of some kids sitting on the roof parking lot still has an address of
located. This was the location of Café and Lounge and they had a above Best Ever Grill watching the 636 Higuera Street, and for years
San Luis Monumental Works from section in their menu titled Bar- parade. I have a few collections of this was the location of Kustom
the turn of the century into the B-Que Dinners. You could buy La Fiesta Parades during different Korner Gas Station and Speed
1940s. After Monumental Works a Porterhouse Steak for $4.50 years and they are wonderful. I Shop. This would make a lot of
went out of business, Serafin’s with all the fixin’s. You could also have a great picture of the sense because the 1950s was a
corner of Higuera and Morro very popular era for hot rod cars.
Streets, where Victoria’s Secret In fact, this corner of Higuera
is today. In the 1960s, this corner Street had several gas stations at
was the home of Norton Eagle one point in the past.
Pharmacy and Copeland’s Shoe
Writing about the history of
Higuera Street is an adventure full
One of my favorite sandwich of surprises and fun. I truly love
places in town is Ben Franklin’s, teaching and discovering new
which used to be known as things about the charming town
Ben Franklin’s Electric House of San Luis Obispo.
restaurant. In the 1960s, this
building housed Cody’s Market.
It closed around 1970 because Guy Crabb retired after teaching for over
in 1971, Lela’s Southern Fried 32 years, most recently at Charles E. Teach
Chicken served customers in Elementary School in San Luis Obispo. He was
selected as San Luis Coastal Unified School
this building. Since we are back District Teacher of the Year for 2006-2007.
down on Higuera Street, I’m sure Reach him at

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ears (pure balderdash, according
to entomologists). The whole
issue was likely further confused
by a practice popular in “ancient
times” (I can’t find where),
CS Perryess of drying and grinding up

writes dermaptera, then inserting the

powder into infected ears as a
about words medical treatment.

So I say bravo to hundreds of

Eavesdrop Though earworms have haunted
hard-working etymologists, to over time snog has come to mean
me my whole life, I promise to
Merriam Webster’s Eleventh kiss. Its origins are a complete
The word eavesdrop has a refrain from providing lists of likely
Edition, and of course, Aunt Inge, mystery.
poetically beautiful etymology. tunes that will haunt you forever.
for the word earworm.
The word earworm has interested
Smack is an imitative term from
It comes from Middle English, me since it was first introduced to
Feel free to send me a comment the late 1550s, originally meaning
born of the Old English word, me some time in the late 1960s by
on all this hoopla, or share one to make a sharp noise with the lips,
yfesdrype. an aunt who grew up in Germany
of your most annoying, most then morphing within fifty years
during the 1940s and ‘50s.
invasive earworm tunes. to mean a loud kiss.
Eaves are, of course, those bits of
a house’s roof that stick out from Only a few years ago, most
Kiss Mwah, meaning a kiss or air-kiss,
the house perimeter. dictionary and etymology web-
is another imitative term. Mwah
sites clearly credited James
Most words meaning kiss are came to the language in 1994.
Historically, the eavesdrip was Kellaris, a Milwaukee professor,
imitative of the sound of a kiss,
the line on the ground where the with the coinage of the word in
yet these words don’t all sound Smooch (my personal favorite),
rain or morning dew dripped from 2001. Others credited Robert
the same. Could this reflect on arrived in English as a verb in
the eaves. In time, this became Frietag (a well-traveled primary
the nature of kisses in various 1932 and a noun in 1942, from the
a legal term, used to determine teacher) for bringing the term to
cultures, or simply the vagaries of German schmutzen, to kiss, which
– in part – how close one house English in 1993. These Frietag and
language? most likely was born of imitation.
could be built to the next house. Kellaris claims curdled my cheese
In time, the droplets falling from because (thanks to my Aunt Inge)
Buss entered English in the 1560s I also must admit a fondness for
the eaves acquired the moniker my pals and I have been enjoying
and seems to have come from the term Give me a little sugar,
eavesdrops. Soon after that, the word since I shared it at
Welsh or Gaelic, bus, meaning lip. which appeared in the script
nosey people who stood close Columbus Junior High over four
Buss falls in the imitative kiss-word of A Raisin in the Sun in 1959.
enough to their neighbors’ homes decades ago.
camp. Robert Herrick clarified Though I find suggestions that
to hear what was going on inside
buss’s shades of meaning in 1648: this euphemism was in use before
were called eavesdroppers, since Today, a search for earworm
1959, I have yet to verify any.
standing so close put them in the etymology will produce over
eavesdrip. Soon, the British legal 40,000 hits. Thankfully, in the “Kissing and bussing differ
system happily applied the term last few years, many etymologists both in this,
My thanks go out to sources: Etymoniline.
eavesdropper to nosey listeners. have dug a bit deeper, and while We busse our wantons, but com, Blue Harvest Forum, Word Origins.
praising Kellaris’s research on the our wives we kisse.” org,, Wiktionary, Scriptorama,,, The Word
Is that poetry, or what? phenomenon of the earworm, Detective, and The OED.
have de-bunked the myth that Kiss is another imitative word,
Writers out there, I would submit he coined the word. I find no with precursors in Dutch, Old High
that we find more eavesdroppers arguments debunking the Frietag German, Old Frisian, & Norse. My
in fiction than in real life – true or origin, but I’m, pleased to say that personal favorite precursor is
unfounded hogwash? at long last, most etymologists see the Old Saxon word, kusijanan.
earworm as a simple translation Imitative? Hmm. One must
Earworms from the German word ohrwurm. wonder about those old Saxons.

One of the 97 new words included Confusing the issue is the fact Osculate made its way into English
in the Merriam Webster’s that the German word ohrwurm in the 1650s from Latin osculari,
Collegiate Dictionary’s Eleventh also refers to dermaptera, the and means little mouth. Try to say
Edition is earworm, a cognitively lowly earwig, a nasty little bug kusijanan with a little mouth.
infectious musical agent, more that has a tendency to make CS Perryess writes for teens, narrates audio
informally known as one of those many of us squirm and whose Snog showed up in the language books, and ponders the wonder of words in a
foggy little town on California’s central coast.
annoying tunes that you can’t get name has inspired myths about in 1945 as British slang, initially Find more at,
out of your mind. earwigs climbing into people’s meaning to flirt or cuddle, though or reach him at

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3:00-6:00pm Grover Bch Ramona Pk LIBRARY STORYTIME: 10:10 SLO 12:30-4:30pm Santa Maria Town Ctr 2:30-5:00pm Spencers Morro Bay 10:00am-12:30pm Cayucos Vets Hall 9:00am-12:30pm Templeton City Park
3:00-6:00pm AT Sunken Gardens 6:00-9:00pm Downtown SLO 2:30-5:30pm Cambria Main St Vets Hall 9:00am-1:00pm Paso Downtown Park
LIBRARY STORYTIME: 10:30 AT, LIBRARY STORYTIME: 10:00 MB, 4:00-8:00pm Avila Beach Promenade 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 5:00-8:00pm Pismo, Main St & Dolliver
12:00-2:30pm AG Village Gazebo
August is: Birthstone: Peridot AG,10:30 LO, 11:00 CAY, 11:30 SMG
2:30-6:00pm Morro Bay 800 Main St
Artist Appreciation Month LIBRARY STORYTIME: 11:00 AG
1st SAT 12:30am IOOF Hall SLO
National Breastfeeding Month
Home Business Month francis scott key’s columbus’ 1st
birthday (Born in 1779) voyage (in 1492) US coast
What’s Your Legacy Month
National Catfish Month
Flower: Gladiola guard day
National Golf Month national national national
National Inventors Month girlfriends day watermelon day chocolate chip
National Water Quality Month cookie 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
3:00-6:00pm Grover Bch Ramona Pk LIBRARY STORYTIME: 10:10 SLO 12:30-4:30pm Santa Maria Town Ctr 2:30-5:00pm Spencers Morro Bay 10:00am-12:30pm Cayucos Vets Hall 9:00am-12:30pm Templeton City Park
3:00-6:00pm AT Sunken Gardens 6:00-9:00pm Downtown SLO 2:30-5:30pm Cambria Main St Vets Hall 9:00am-1:00pm Paso Downtown Park
LIBRARY STORYTIME: 10:30 AT, LIBRARY STORYTIME: 10:00 MB, 4:00-8:00pm Avila Beach Promenade 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 5:00-8:00pm Pismo, Main St & Dolliver 12:00-2:30pm AG Village Gazebo
national AG,10:30 LO, 11:00 CAY, 11:30 SMG 2:30-6:00pm Morro Bay 800 Main St
sisters day LIBRARY STORYTIME: 10:30 LO
neil armstrong’s
birthday (1930-2012) national herbert hoover’s
wiggle your dollar day book lovers day birthday (Born in 1874)
kids day hulk hogan’s
toes day (US Dollar created in 1786) birthday (Born in 1953)
international day national
of the world’s s’mores day play in the sand day
national indigenous people
day national rice NEW MOON
pudding 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
3:00-6:00pm Grover Bch Ramona Pk LIBRARY STORYTIME: 10:10 SLO 12:30-4:30pm Santa Maria Town Ctr 2:30-5:00pm Spencers Morro Bay 10:00am-12:30pm Cayucos Vets Hall 9:00am-12:30pm Templeton City Park
3:00-6:00pm AT Sunken Gardens 6:00-9:00pm Downtown SLO 2:30-5:30pm Cambria Main St Vets Hall 9:00am-1:00pm Paso Downtown Park
LIBRARY STORYTIME: 10:30 AT, LIBRARY STORYTIME: 10:00 MB, 4:00-8:00pm Avila Beach Promenade 9:00am-1:00pm Shell Bch Dinosaur Caves
IBM Pc 10:30 AG, 11:00 NI 10:10 SLO, 10:15 CAM,10:30 AT, 10:30 5:00-8:00pm Pismo, Main St & Dolliver 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
announced (in 1981) LIBRARY STORYTIME: 10:30 LO
julia child’s
birthday (Born in 1912) roller coaster day
middle (Patented in 1898) bad poetry day
children’s day international
Left-handers national
day relaxation day

annie oakley’s
(Born in 1860) national
creamsicle day davy crockett’s
birthday (Born in 1786)

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
3:00-6:00pm Grover Bch Ramona Pk LIBRARY STORYTIME: 10:10 SLO 12:30-4:30pm Santa Maria Town Ctr 2:30-5:00pm Spencers Morro Bay 2:30-5:30pm Cambria Main St Vets Hall 9:00am-12:30pm Templeton City Park
3:00-6:00pm AT Sunken Gardens 6:00-9:00pm Downtown SLO 4:00-8:00pm Avila Beach Promenade 9:00am-1:00pm Paso Downtown Park
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
national radio day AG,10:30 LO, 11:00 CAY, 11:30 SMG 2:30-6:00pm Morro Bay 800 Main St
bill clinton’s national
birthday tooth fairy day 1st photo of earth
(Born in 1946)
homeless from the moon
orville wright’s animals day (Lunar Orbiter 1966)
(Born in 1871)

national national
aviation day national
national senior waffle day banana split day
citizens day
kiss & make up 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
3:00-6:00pm Grover Bch Ramona Pk LIBRARY STORYTIME: 10:10 SLO 12:30-4:30pm Santa Maria Town Ctr 2:30-5:00pm Spencers Morro Bay 10:00am-12:30pm Cayucos Vets Hall 9:00am-12:30pm Templeton City Park
\3:00-6:00pm AT Sunken Gardens 6:00-9:00pm Downtown SLO 2:30-5:30pm Cambria Main St Vets Hall 9:00am-1:00pm Paso Downtown Park
LIBRARY STORYTIME: 10:30 AT, LIBRARY STORYTIME: 10:00 MB, 4:00-8:00pm Avila Beach Promenade 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 5:00-8:00pm Pismo, Main St & Dolliver 12:00-2:30pm AG Village Gazebo
AG,10:30 LO, 11:00 CAY, 11:30 SMG LIBRARY STORYTIME: 10:30 LO
2:30-6:00pm Morro Bay 800 Main St
women’s mother teresa’s
equality day 1st scout camp
birthday (Born in 1910) (Opened in 1934)
(Won right to vote in 1920) national
turnover national toasted
day marshmallow day
national dog day

dream day national

FULL MOON (MLK Jr’s “I Have a Dream” trail mix day
speech delivered in 1963)

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Local Resources
1st & 3rd SAT every month at 2:00 pm: FAMILY 2nd THU of every month 6:00-7:00 pm: Grief and adaptive toys for children with all types
MOVIE at Los Osos Library, 2075 Palisades Support Group at Central Coast Hospice, of disabilities to check out. In-home appts
Ave. Enjoy popcorn and a G/PG movie. Call for 253 Granada Dr, Ste D, San Luis Obispo. Free available. Cost: free! Contact: 547-1914 or
title. Cost: free. Contact: 528-1862. group for anyone suffering the loss of a loved
one who is in need of support. Contact: 540-
2nd FRI every month at 3:00 pm: PAWS TO 6020. Every TUE 2:00-5:00 pm & FRI 4:00-7:00 pm:
Feeling hopeless, desperate, or alone? READ at Los Osos Library, 2075 Palisades Jacks’ Adaptive Toy Lending Library - Jack’s
Concerned for someone you care about? Ave. Come share your stories with an adoring 2nd SAT of every month FEB-NOV at 9:00 Helping Hand at Pat’s Place in Nipomo
listener. Cost: free. Contact: 528-1862. am: Santa Maria Parks & Rec Dept offers free Recreation Community Rm, 671 W Tefft St,
docent-led nature walks in Los Flores Ranch, Ste 2, Nipomo.  Toys for kids with all types
Every WED 3:00-4:00 pm: PAWS TO READ at 6271 Dominion Rd, Santa Maria. Cost: free. of disabilities to check out. In-home appts
Los Osos Library, 2075 Palisades Ave. Read to Contact: 925-0951. avail. Cost-free! Contact: 547-1914 or www.
a dog who loves to listen to children. Cost:
free. Contact: 528-1862. 2nd MON every month 6:30-8:00 pm:
Suicide Prevention Caregiver Support Group at Cayucos Every TUE 5:30-6:30 pm: Citizenship Classes
Mental Health and Every SUN 12:00-4:00 pm: Family Funday at Community Church, Ocean Ave & S 3rd St. at SLO County Library, 995 Palm St, SLO.
Bang the Drum Brewery, 950 Orcutt Rd, San Free support for caregivers helping with
Emotional Support Luis Obispo. Enjoy the patio to play family-
All classes are bilingual, with all materials
long-term illness, memory loss, dementia, covered in 8 classes. No registration required.
Free friendly games and drums! Cost: free. Food and Alzheimer’s. Contact: 458-7484. Cost: free. Contact: or 781-4187.
Confidential and craft beer available for sale. Contact:
24 hours of every day or 242-8372. Every MON 10:00 am-2:00 pm: Remain Every FRI at 7:00 pm: Senior Ballroom
Independent Despite Vision Loss at Santa Dancing at Madonna Inn. Look left of the
Every FRI 6:00 am-4:00 pm: Early Bird
A program of Transitions Mental Health Association

Maria Terrace, 1405 E Main St. New ways of bandstand for sign: Senior Dancers. Dance,
Flea Market at Santa Maria Fairpark, 937 S doing daily tasks are taught by the Braille
Thornburg St. Browse many vendors with chat and listen to good music. No fees; no
2nd & 4th SAT every month 12:00-4:00 Institute, such as home management, dues; just fun! Contact: 489-5481 or dg17@
antiques, fruits, vegetables, new and used traveling, and using talking library books.
pm: Railway Historical Museum at Santa items, and more! Cost: free. Contact: 258-
Maria Transit Center, 400 E Boone St, Santa Contact: 462-1225.
1765. Literacy Council for San Luis Obispo County
Maria. This bimonthly opening features 2nd & 4th MON every month at 6:30 pm: MOPS has an ongoing and urgent need for volunteer
a locomotive, boxcar, caboose, railroad Every FRI 10:00 am-12:00 pm: Zen Doodle (Mothers of Preschoolers) meet at Pacific
Adult Coloring Book Group at Art Center tutors and offers free training in SLO. Contact:
artifacts, interpretive exhibits, vintage rolling Christian Church, 3435 Santa Maria Way, 541-4219 or
stock, and a diorama to explore. Cost: free. Morro Bay, 835 Main St.  Relax and unwind Santa Maria. Childcare is provided.  Contact:
Contact: 714-4927. with the new adult coloring books. Cost: free. 934-3491 or 1st THU every month at 6:15 pm: Commission
Contact: or 772-2504. on the Status of Women meets at Coast
Every TUE & THU: Youth Aikido Classes at Every TUE 3:00-6:00 pm & FRI 3:00-5:30 pm: National Bank, 500 Marsh St, SLO. This
Budo Ryu, 3536 S Higuera St, San Luis Obispo. Every MON 2:00-5:00 pm: Historic Teen Wellness Program at Arroyo Grande
Architectural Tour at the Monday Club, 1815 official advisory group to SLO County Board
Kids have fun, stay fit, make friends, gain life EOC Health Services Clinic, 1152 E Grand
Monterey St, SLO. The Monday Club of SLO of Supervisors identifies issues of concern
skills, and learn to deal with bullies without Ave. Health services, including reproductive
is offering free docent-led tours. Cost: free. to women that are not the focus of other
becoming one. Aiki-Mites (age 4-6) class health, in a safe environment to screen,
Contact: advocacy or advisory organizations. Contact:
is 3:00 pm TUE. Aiki-Kids (age 7-12) TUE & assess, and provide intervention. Appts
or 541-0594. 788-3406.
THU at 4:00 pm. Pre-registration only. Cost: preferred. Contact: 489-4026.
$50-75/mo. Contact: 544-8866 or www. Every THU at 10:15 am: Tiny Tunes Music & Morro Bay Museum of Natural History 1st WED every month at 9:00 am: Senior Adventures With Nature & Mind Walks
Movement at Music Motive, 3440 S Higuera Health Screening at First United Methodist
St #130, SLO. This parent participation schedule is at:
Every WED 10:00-11:00 am: Growing With Church, 275 N Halcyon Rd, Arroyo Grande.
Baby Class at 1230 Marsh St, San Luis Obispo. program for ages 1-5 includes activities based Free and low-cost services for ages 50 Central Coast Commission for Senior Citizens
Pediatric nurse practitioner and lactation on music psychology and child development. and older: blood pressure, pulse, weight, offers many free services: Senior Connection
consultant Andrea Herron answers questions Cost: $80 per mo. Contact: 543-0377. cholesterol, screening for anemia and for connecting callers with local resources;
about feeding, crying, and sleep for babies 2nd FRI every month at 1:00 pm: Book Group diabetes, nutritional counseling, and medical one on one Medicare assistance, advice and
0-10 months. Dads are always welcome! Call at Cayucos Library, 310 B St. Join other referrals. Contact: 481-2692 or 788-0827. referrals for long term care, and help with
to reserve a spot. Contact: 543-6988. readers to discuss whatever you’re reading billing and appeals; Vial of Life kits with
1st WED every month at 12:00 pm: Disabled medical info for emergency responders; a
Every TUE 7:00-9:00 pm & SAT 2:00-4:00 pm: and to discover, ponder, and share insights American Veterans luncheon at Veterans
Basic Safety Class at SLO MakerSpace, 81 S about what others are reading. Cost: free. Senior Resource Directory for SLO and SB
Memorial Bldg, 313 W Tunnell St, Santa Maria. counties, and more. Contact: 925-9554 or
Higuera St, Ste 160 & 180, San Luis Obispo. Contact: 995-3846. Contact: 345-0402.
This course gets you acquainted with the
Every THU 6:30-9:30 pm: SLO Chess Club Every WED 5:30-7:00 pm: Widowed Support
space and equipment. All are required to take meets at Carl’s Jr on Santa Rosa St, 1 block Hospice of SLO County provides free grief
this class before using any part of the facility. Group at New Life Church, 990 James Way, counseling, individual and family support,
W of Foothill, across from Cal-Poly. All ages. Rm 14, Pismo Beach. Offered by Hospice of
See website for specific dates and other Cost: free. Contact: 441-7210 or counseling, crisis intervention, and wellness
classes. Cost: free for MakerSpace Members SLO Co. Contact: 544-2266 or education to those with a life-limiting illness,
and SLO County Library Cardholders. Contact: Every SAT 10:00 am-2:00 pm: SLO Chess Every TUE at 7:00 pm: Al-Anon Family their families, and the bereaved in SLO and
439-2727 or Club meets at the big board on Morro Bay Support Group at Luis OASIS Senior Center, Paso. Contact: 544-2266.
Embarcadero at west end of Morro Bay Blvd 420 Soares Ave, Orcutt. Contact: 937-9750.
Every THU 10:00-11:00 am: La Leche League (down the stairs). Cost: free. Contact: 441- Volunteer as a Good Neighbor!  Make a
Mother Support Meetings in North Co, SLO, 7210 or 3rd WED every month at 7:00 pm: How to difference in the life of an older or disabled
AG and SM. Breastfeeding and parenting Survive Divorce seminar at SLO Women’s adult. Training is monthly at Wilshire
support and information offered. Cost: free. 1st & 3rd THU every month 7:00-8:30 pm: Community Center, 1124 Nipomo St #D, SLO. Community Services, 285 South St, Ste J, SLO.
Contact: 242-2294 or Drop-in Dream Group at St. Benedict’s Tips and suggestions for handling family Contact: 547-7025 x 17.
Episcopal Church, 2220 Snowy Egret Ln, Los law issues. Cost: $10. Contact: 544-9313 to
MON-THU 8:30-11:30 am: Walk-In Legal Clinic Osos. This support group is to share dreams Volunteer at San Luis Obispo Museum of Art!
in 3rd Floor Atrium of Courthouse Annex, register. Stop by at 1010 Broad St (Mission Plaza) or
and the relationship between dreams and
1035 Palm St, San Luis Obispo and Paso spiritual path, using Jungian interpretive 4th TUE every month at 5:30 pm: Legal Clinic email for information
Robles Courthouse, 901 Park St, Rm 112. Get assumptions and language and Robert for Self-Represented Litigants at SLO County about multiple volunteer opportunities.
help with divorce, child and spousal support, Johnson’s book Inner Work. Cost: free. Courthouse Law Library, 1050 Monterey
domestic violence, guardianship, civil San Luis Obispo Senior Center offers health
Contact: St, SLO, #125. One-on-one legal advice for screening, legal services, meals, exercise,
harassment, and name or gender change. persons filing divorces w/o an attorney, and
3rd WED of every month at 6:30 pm: bridge, and bingo at 1445 Santa Rosa St.
Every TUE & THU at 1:30 pm: Legal Clinic for a document preparer to assist in completing Contact: 781-7306.
Prepared & Natural Childbirth Classes at Twin court-required forms. Cost: Min $40 donation.
Self-Represented Litigants at the SLO County Cities Community Hospital, 1220 Las Tablas
Courthouse Law Library, 1050 Monterey Contact: 544-9313. Central Coast Astronomical Society sponsors
Rd, Templeton. This six-series class includes a Dark Sky Star Party every month at
St, SLO, #125. One-on-one legal advice for lecture, hands-on demos, and technique RISE offers: weekly drop-In support groups
persons filing divorces w/o an attorney, and Santa Margarita Lake KOA Campground
practice. Cost: free. Contact: 434-4654. for sexual assault survivors; 24 hour crisis at sunset. CCAS sponsors guest speakers
a document preparer to assist in completing line; advocacy; peer counseling; prevention,
court-required forms. Cost: free. Contact: 2nd THU of every month at 6:30 pm: and public education programs. Find the
empowerment and education. Contact: 545- CCAS event calendar, weather condition
788-3418. Breastfeeding Basics at Twin Cities 8888 or
Community Hospital, 1100 Las Tablas Rd, updates, and local resources at: www.
Every TUE & THU at 1:30 pm: Divorce & Child Templeton. Learn about practical aspects Every SAT 11:00 am-3:00 pm: ADOPT A PET at
Support Workshops at SLO Court Support of feeding your newborn from a Lactation Petco, 2051 Theater Dr, in Paso Robles. Cats
Services, 1120 Mill St, Ste A, San Luis Obispo San Luis Coastal Adult School’s Parent
Consultant. Cost: free. Contact: 239-4443. from NCHS and dogs from Short n’ Sweet
and Paso Robles Courthouse, 901 Park St, Participation Program offers Core Parenting
Dog Rescue. Contact: 466-5403.
Paso Robles. Help is provided for divorce, Every THU-FRI 12:00-5:00 pm & SAT 11:00 and Enrichment classes at centers in San Luis
child support, custody and/or visitation am-5:00 pm: Exploration Station Interactive Every MON 2:00-4:00 pm & WED 3:00-5:00 pm: Obispo, Morro Bay, and Los Osos. Parent and
orders. An overview of the legal process is Science Center welcomes families at 867 Jacks’ Adaptive Toy Lending Library-Jack’s child activity classes, individual peer support,
followed by time to prepare forms and ask Ramona Ave, Grover Beach. Cost: $2-3. Helping Hand at Central Coast Gymnastics, 21 and education for parents and caregivers.
questions. Cost: free. Contact: 788-3418. Contact: 473-1421 or Zaca Lane, #100, San Luis Obispo. Traditional Contact: 549-1222 or

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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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Morro Bay

Unfortunately, pollution from cigarettes food wrap, and single-use plastics end up on the beach.
Join ECOSLO for a morning cleanup to help prevent this pollution from entering the ocean.

We’ll track the pollution that we collect on data cards provided by the California Coastal
Commission or the Clean Swell app to keep statistics on what is found on SLO County beaches.

Volunteers are encouraged to bring their own bucket, gloves, water, and a snack.
Bags and litter grabbers are provided.

Beach Keeper’s is a program presented by ECOSLO in partnership with the California Coastal Commission.
Join us on the first Saturday of every month at a different location in SLO County to help keep our oceans and waterways healthy!

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