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Central Coast September 2018

Family

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Child Development ....... 2

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

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

Family Life ................... 10

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

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

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

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

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

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Child Development
cuddle time, reading, simple time to care for ourselves, we

Learning
games, finger plays, and songs is can’t parent the way we would if
ideal for the developing brain. we were fully charged. If we are
sleep deprived, feeling drained or
Providing a variety of tactile isolated, our infant will sense that

With Your experiences including massage, something is amiss. Joining in


can also stimulate and enhance with others gets parents and little
your baby’s wellbeing. Of the ones out of the house and in the

Infant five senses, the most developed company of supportive peers.


in your infant is touch, and baby’s
earliest learning comes through Just hearing about what others
the skin. Cognitive development are going through can bring relief
is enhanced through touching and that we are “not the only one” and
joint compression as the brain lays help us realize that there is more
down synaptic pathways among than one right way to parent. As
billions of neurons. parents, we may blame ourselves
for what we see as shortcomings,
Research has shown that infants when actually, everything is right
as young as six months of on target. Sometimes we need to
age can use sign language to reframe our expectations, and a
communicate. Knowledge of supportive group of parents with
by Melissa Rochte and Jen Henderson
a few basic signs (eat, drink, similarly aged children can help.
more, all done) can help ease the
Are you getting conflicting Studies have shown that you
frustration that babies experience The Parent Participation Program
parenting information from don’t need expensive academic
as their ability to understand at SLO Adult School has been
friends, family and on the Internet? programs, flashcard drills, or
is significantly more advanced providing a supportive place to
Are you looking for activities to Mozart to boost your little one’s
than their ability to express play and make new friends for
help you enhance your baby’s I.Q. On the contrary, a nurturing
themselves. Children who learn parents and their children for
social and cognitive development? environment with tummy time,
to sign as infants tend to have a over thirty years. Now there are
larger vocabulary and higher IQ as more classes than ever designed

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Child Development
outings, and massage. affordable and easy online or by
calling the Adult School at (805)
You can observe your baby playing 549-1222. Discounts are offered for
with others of similar ages. multiple classes, and scholarships
Parent discussion topics such are available for families in need. The Village Salon
as sleep, infant development,
setting limits, and self care help It’s not only children who grow.
ease your concerns and offer tips Parents do too.
Can you spell
HAIRCUT?
and suggestions. As much as we watch to see what
our children do with their lives,
Guest speakers share information they are watching us to see what
on the latest research about topics we do with ours. I can’t teach my
such as nutrition, car seat safety children to reach for the sun.
Yes, School is in!
and postpartum adjustment. All I can do is reach for it, myself.
Plenty of opportunities for social ~ Joyce Maynard Call or Stop By...
interaction for parents and babies
are also provided. Check out
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Library Voice
Check It Out:
of the Nipomo Library building.
Included among these specimens
is the narrow-leaved Monarch
butterfly-friendly milkweed

September News species Asclepias fascicularis.


Library staff have already
spotted lovely striped Monarch
by Rebecca Juretic caterpillars munching on leaves in
the garden!
Nipomo Library News through Shandon Unified School
We’d like to thank the twenty-
District is in its second year.
This September, the Nipomo two fifth graders from Dana
Library and County of San Also new at the Nipomo Library is Elementary School who helped more, all instantly accessible with
Luis Obispo Public Libraries a native plant garden that resulted to install the garden, guided your library card. We’ve recently
are partnering with Nipomo from a joint effort between San by representatives from SLO added to those options with the
High School to make sure that Luis Obispo County Parks, the County Parks and SLO-NPS. This popular on-demand film streaming
every high school student has a San Luis Obispo Chapter of the is one partnership that will have a service Kanopy. With it, you can
library card. Library staff will be Native Plant Society, and Dana positive impact on our community stream film from any computer,
delivering cards to over 900 teens Elementary School. Together, the for many years to come. television, mobile device, or
to enable all of these students to team transformed an empty plot platform by simply downloading
SLO Library Receives Grant
access library resources. into a lush plantscape. the Kanopy app for iOS, Android,
The next time your family enjoys a AppleTV, Chromecast, or Roku.
This exciting partnership is SLO County Parks facilitated the
nature book or an animal-themed
an extension of the Student garden installation, while the Kanopy showcases more than
program at the San Luis Obispo
Success Initiative from the state SLO-NPS provided plants well- 30,000 of the world’s best
Library, it is likely because of
of California. A similar program suited for the north-facing side films, including award-winning
the generosity of the Harold J.
Miossi Charitable Trust. Did you documentaries, rare and hard-to-
know that this trust has granted find titles, film festival favorites,
over $100,000 to San Luis Obispo indie and classic films, and world
Friends of the Library over the cinema with collections from Kino
past decade? It has provided our Lorber, Music Box Films, Samuel
patrons with many animal and Goldwyn, The Orchard, The Great
science related materials, science Courses, PBS, and thousands of
programs, animal shows, and independent filmmakers.
interactive toys. Paso Robles Library Study
This year, the Miossi Trust has Center grand reopening
presented the SLO Library with an On Monday, August 20, Paso
additional $13,200 grant that will Robles City Library Study Center
fund a program with the theme unveiled its new look. Students
“Discover the Natural World at and parents rushed in to see the
Your Library.” Included in the Study Center’s new collaborative
program are updated animal and work spaces and participate in
science materials and hands-on a book giveaway. On hand to
science programs, especially in welcome everyone were Mayor
the areas of ecology and animal Steve Martin, Library Trustee
science. Michael Miller, Library Foundation
Keep an eye out for these and President Pamela Alch, and City
other family-friendly events by Librarian Angelica Fortin.
checking the event calendar at Funded by the Library Foundation,
slolibrary.org or by following the Study Center located at 3600
County of San Luis Obispo Public Oak St, Suite 101, was established
Libraries on Facebook. in 2001 to provide a place for
Kanopy is Now Free for students to do homework after
Library Cardholders school. Cuesta College and
Literacy for Life both utilize the
Slolibrary.org is full of free space for English language classes.
entertainment options including San Luis Obispo County’s First
e-books, interactive books, Five of California uses the space
movies, music, audiobooks, and for early childhood education and

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Library Voice

parent education classes. Each Paso Robles City Library Study


year, over 10,700 people make Center is open Monday, Tuesday,
use of Study Center resources. and Thursday 2:30-4:30 pm, and
Wednesday 1:30-3:30 pm during
According to Youth Services the school year.
Librarian Melissa Bailey, “We
are so excited about the new For more information on the new
furnishings. Because of the Library Study Center, call 805-237-
generosity of Library Foundation 3870 or visit www.prcity.com/
benefactors, students and groups library. Aikido (The Art of Peace) is a perfect martial art for children, because it builds a
who utilize this facility have a more strong sense of inner strength, focus, and self-confidence.

comfortable and flexible work 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
space that enhances the services County Libraries. Rebecca can be reached at: how to defend themselves without hurting others.
provided to our community.” juretic@sbcglobal.net.
Visit our school, watch a class, and decide if Aikido would benefit your child!

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What do you call a baby whale? A little squirt!

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Family Life
The
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MUSIC Exhausted and overwhelmed from sleepless nights?
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Music has been called the was one of the terms coined from children. Play music when kids are Child: A Practical Guide for
universal language. It has been studies done on the effects of not watching TV; sing with your Parents and Teachers by Atarah
suggested that music can soothe music on learning. Researchers children – in the car and around Ben-Tovim, and
the savage beast. Some believe think the complexity of classical the house; and help children to • The Right Instrument for Your
that it can make children smarter. music is part of what primes the appreciate different genres of Child: The Key to Unlocking
No matter why people listen brain to solve spatial problems music, composers, conductors, Musical Potential by Douglas
to or create music, it can be an more quickly. and instruments. Set up a home Boyd.
enjoyable way to reduce stress music library with music books
and an outlet for creative self- Dr. Gordon Shaw of the University and CD’s or a music room or From these books, parents can
expression. of California at Irvine noted that area with instruments (kids love also learn about voice training;
“early childhood music education percussion instruments). Check about methods used for teaching
From an early age, children like has a direct effect on the out music CDs from the library, students like the Suzuki method,
to bang on things or hum along development of the brain’s neural and if possible, enroll your Orff Schulwerk approach, the
with tunes they hear. Some circuitry, which can improve youngster in music lessons. Dalcroze method, or the Kodaly
kids even dance along with the spatial, temporal, and abstract method; how to chose a music
music. Research has indicated reasoning skills, which apply to One educational and entertaining teacher; the pros and cons of
that children develop a variety math, science, and chess.” Some book written by William Lachman individual and group lessons;
of positive and transferable skills researchers believe that musical and published by the Metropolitan private lessons versus school
when either listening to music training can actually create new Museum of Art and is Can You classes; or the ways of acquiring
or playing a musical instrument. pathways in the brain and have a Hear It? This book helps young instruments.
When singing or playing music in profound impact on speech and ones learn about classical music
a group, they learn to cooperate language, memory and attention, while connecting it with art by Instruments are grouped into
with others, make new friends, and the ability to convey emotions matching artwork with music. families with Strings, Woodwinds,
respond to visual signals, and vocally. Then it describes what to look for Brass, and Percussion being the
develop a sense of tempo and in the artwork and what to listen Four Main Orchestral families
rhythm. Parents can introduce music to for in the music. and Keyboard being an additional
their little ones at an early age. family. It is important for parents
In learning to play an instrument, Play music for your baby, but For older children and teenagers, to help select an instrument
children can learn to follow keep the volume relatively low rent or buy them an instrument that works for their child. The
instructions and develop a sense so you don’t damage your baby’s and sign them up for either child’s coordination affects the
of pride and accomplishment. hearing. Some well-known picks individual or group music lessons. type of instrument suitable for
Playing an instrument improves for little ones are Peter and the Have them take music classes at them. Parents need to take into
manual dexterity, and fine motor Wolf, the Carnival of the Animals school. Get a Karaoke system for consideration the child’s size,
skills or muscle control, hand- and the Nutcracker Suite. Parents your home so children can sing age, temperament, natural ability,
eye coordination, poise, posture, can find more great music from along with their favorite tunes. and experience and choose an
memorization, listening skills, Bach, Beethoven, Brahms, Chopin, Take your teenager to music instrument that will build the
concentration, and self discipline. Debussy, Mozart, Satie, Strauss, events, concerts, and shows in child’s confidence and sustain
Tchaikovsky, and others. If you the community. their enthusiasm.
Does music make kids smarter? aren’t familiar with classical
That depends on your interpretion music, check out these web sites: Check out any of these informative Making music, learning to play
of the research. It certainly can’t w w w. n a x o s . c o m / f e a t u r e / books to help you understand an instrument, or singing can be
hurt and it is fun and entertaining. classicsforchildren_albums.asp musical instruments and choose an entertaining, rewarding, and
Musical perception is processed in www.amazon.com/Classical- one for your child: relaxing activity for children and
the right hemisphere of the brain. Music-Children-Claude-Debussy/ • Music Lessons: Guide Your Child can grow into a lifelong passion.
This is the same hemisphere that dp/B000002XE8 to Play a Musical Instrument
performs both spatial cogitation www.babycenter.com/0_music- and Enjoy It! by Stephanie Stein
and long-term sequencing and-your-baby-newborn-to-1- Crease; Steven Smith is a resident of San Luis
Obispo and a graduate of CSU Long Beach
operations. Over the past years, year_6548.bc • Musical instruments for children: with a degree in Creative Writing. Steven
there have been a number of Choosing What’s Right for your is a painter/muralist and freelance writer. His
studies of the effects of music on Provide musical opportunities Child by Richard Crozier; art can be viewed at www.myspace.com/
sloartiststevensmith. Contact Steven at:
the brain. “The Mozart Effect” whenever possible for your • The Right Instrument for Your sloartiststevensmith@yahoo.com.

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very interested in holding higher I read the letter a few times to

the letter
government offices as California understand the intent of the letter
became an important part of the to Mr. Abbott of Antioch, Contra
expanding United States. Costa, Cal. Mr. Phillips’ first line
by Guy Crabb of “I have done you a wrong” was
In 1874, there were only 37 United puzzling until I read the line that
Writing about the history of San At first, it was a little hard to States. Mr. Phillips was a young indicated his interest in running
Luis Obispo and the rest of the read the letter, but I taught man at this point, and had his for Governor of California. In 1874,
county is one of my favorite elementary school for 32 years, sights set on being a big part of California did not have a huge
things. Another thing I like to do so I can figure out just about California politics. He was also population, so anyone running
is collect pieces of history from anyone’s handwriting! The letter a married man and had seven for a political office wanted to be
San Luis Obispo. Over the years, was written on April 22, 1874. children. Now that you have the friends with every person who
I have acquired many types of Ulysses S. Grant was president background on Mr. Phillips, I will owned a newspaper in the state.
historical wonders. Most of the of the United States in 1874 and share his letter with you. Newspaper owners could and still
time I buy things over the Internet Jesse James was robbing trains. San Luis Obispo, Cal can be very influential to their
or from local garage sales. The letter was written by C.H. April 22, 1874 readers when it comes to politics.
Phillips of San Luis Obispo and the Dear Abbott,
I really enjoy looking for treasures envelope has the return address I have done you a wrong and I wish The most interesting thing to me
at estate sales or in old barns. My of The Bank of San Luis Obispo. at this late day to make amends. is that someone in our growing
story this month began about You have been publishing a paper town wanted to become a state
three years ago when I bought C.H. Phillips was one of the for years and I confess that I should leader and be a part of shaping
a letter from someone in Kansas important founding fathers in have been your first patron. I now the United States of America. I’m
through eBay. I received the letter the city of San Luis Obispo. He enclose my check for five dollars, not sure if Mr. Phillips ever ran
along with a few other artifacts was instrumental in bringing the which you will please apply to for the office of Governor, but
I bought from other sellers. I railroad to SLO, creating the San subscription and send me a copy reading “The Letter” was very
remember quickly looking at the Luis Obispo Bank, and helping to of your paper. cool. I am very surprised that this
letter before putting it back in the supply the city with water. He letter survived for over 144 years
It may be that I am peering into the and that I get to own a wonderful
envelope and putting it in a tub. was a very civic-minded man with
long future, but I now promise you piece of San Luis Obispo history
every intention of helping San Luis
that if I ever run for Governor and and share it with you.
For about three years, that letter Obispo become a thriving city.
have your cordial support, which
sat in a tub in my garage waiting
I should certainly expect, I will if Over the next several months I
patiently to be rediscovered Phillips also had a hand in other
such ambition is realized, though will continue to share some of the
again. Since I retired from projects in the county. He was
I hazard a doubt, I will make you other historical artifacts I have
teaching, I have a little more time involved in the layout of the town
the highest office in my gift. acquired over the years that you
on my hands. One day, I decided of Cayucos in 1875 and was part of
to start going through some old developing a pier there for ships Most truly yours, may be surprised about. It’s great
containers in the garage. delivering goods to the county. C.H. Phillips living in an area with such a rich
Phillips owned lots of land in the On reverse: past and interesting people. Take
It was in the third tub that I once city of San Luis Obispo. He was the a walk around downtown and
I may be in your town this summer soak up some great history.
again found “The Letter.” Today, president of the Phillips Syndicate
and I shall be happy to make the
I call it “The Letter” because I Company, which owned much of
acquaintance of your wife, to
think it is fascinating. As I sat in the land near Cal Poly in the Grand
whom please present my respects. Guy Crabb retired after teaching for over
my office going through all of the Avenue area of town. Phillips 32 years, most recently at Charles E. Teach
items in the tub, I pulled out “The belonged to several fraternal Please remember me to my Elementary School in San Luis Obispo. He was
Letter,” opened the envelope and organizations in town and held brother-in-law C.L. Woods selected as San Luis Coastal Unified School
District Teacher of the Year for 2006-2007.
pulled out the contents. many government offices. He was Yours, C.H. Phillips Reach him at crabbx5@charter.net.

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Education
dictionaries label as an infantile
synonym for stomach. The less
formal dictionaries use the
descriptor baby-talk.

CS Perryess
Gut came to Old English from
Proto-Indo-European. Most
writes Germanic languages still have
some variation of gut. Closely
about words related to the word gutter,
gut initially meant channel, a this lovely and clarifying bit of
meaning that was soon applied punctuation.
Yoga
And how about yoke, zygote, to biological channels and came
to mean entrails or bowels. In It helps us out with contractions,
Recently, yoga has become a jostle, joust, jugular, and junta? working its magic to transform
fascination for many and a way the 1300s, gut picked up the verb
meaning entrail-removal and they are into they’re or we have
of life for some, while others *yeugh- to join, gave us all those into we’ve.
find the whole idea unthinkable. words while also contributing another noun meaning stomach.
Whatever your opinion about words to Lithuanian, Old Church It wasn’t until 1918 that the idiom
to hate someone’s guts was born. It helps us understand ownership,
yoga, I’m hoping you’ll find its Slavonic, Hittite, Greek, Latin, and so instead of the smile that belongs
etymology as appealing as I do. Old Welsh.
The no-longer-in-vogue word to Ahmed we have Ahmed’s smile. 
Yoga first came to English in 1820 Nothing like a little joining, eh? paunch came to us from Latin
through Hindi from a Sanskrit through Old French from a word It even helps us tell when
meaning stomach or swelling. something belongs to more than
word meaning union or yoking. Belly words one person, so if a girl wields a
That Sanskrit word came from club, it’s a girl’s club, but if more
the Proto-Indo-European word Given our linguistic propensity for Belly came from a Germanic than one girl joins together, we
*yeugh-, which meant, to join. redundancy, we English speakers word meaning belly or pouch. Its have a girls’ club. 
have a surprisingly limited stock Germanic-language sisters have
It takes no imagination to see how of words to refer to the belly. similar meanings including bag,
the ideas of union, wholeness, and husk, bellows, pod, billow, purse, If you have a tale of sad
apostrophe use, or have stayed
joining could come to mean yoga, The word stomach came to pod, and wineskin. All these up nights worrying that these
but what I find truly fascinating is English in the late 1300s from words come from a Proto-Indo- wonderful little beasts might be
all the other words that proposed Greek through Latin and Old European verb meaning to blow going the way of the passenger
root word *yeugh- has grown French. It originally held multiple or swell. The idiom belly up to the pigeon, feel free to share.
into. meanings. 1: the gullet, throat or bar appeared in the 1930s.
belly, 2: inclination, taste or liking,
It gave us join, adjoin, conjoin, and 3: dislike or distaste. Because Here’s hoping you successfully
Big thanks to sources: Etymonline, Collins
enjoin, and joint. at the time many believed pride stomached all that. Dictionary, Phrases.org, Merriam Webster,
Wordnik, Allfreedownloads, Huffington Post,
to reside in the belly, stomach The Apostrophe Protection Society, Scholastic
It gave us junction, juncture, also operated as a synonym for The apostrophe has not Magazine, Shaun McNicholas, APA, Chicago
adjunct, conjunct,t and the word pride. left the building Manual of Style, Grammar Girl, and Associated
Press Stylebook.
subjunctive.
As of 1867, English speakers Though the recent increase in
It gave us subjugate, conjugate, could refer to the stomach with frequency of apostrophe errors
and conjugal. the word tummy, which modern might suggest otherwise, reports
of the death of the apostrophe are
highly exaggerated. 

Writers, editors, and English


teachers worry about such
things, as one can tell by the
very existence of organizations
like The Apostrophe Protection
Society. But I can’t find even one
style guide that acknowledges
the possible impending demise of CS Perryess writes for teens, narrates audio
the apostrophe.  books, and ponders the wonder of words in a
foggy little town on California’s central coast.
Find more at http://csperryess.blogspot.com,
So I’m celebrating the life of or reach him at csperryess@gmail.com.

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LIBRARY STORYTIME: 10:30 LO 2:30-6:00pm Morro Bay 800 Main St
September is: AG,10:30 LO, 11:00 CAY, 11:30 SMG
LIBRARY STORYTIME: 11:00 AG
Birthstone: Sapphire
Baby Safety Month SLO CO GENEALOGICAL SOCIETY
1st SAT 12:30am IOOF Hall SLO
Better Breakfast Month
Library Card Sign-Up Month mary had a little
lamb day(published 1830)
National Honey Month
National School Success Month Flower: Aster
Women of Achievement Month
National Courtesy Month
Classical Music Month

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3:00-6:00pm Grover Bch Ramona Pk LIBRARY STORYTIME: 10:10 SLO 12:30-4:30pm Santa Maria Town Ctr 2:30-5:00pm Spencers Morro Bay 2:30-5:30pm Cambria Main St Vets Hall 9:00am-12:30pm Templeton City Park
3:00-6:00pm AT Sunken Gardens 6:00-9:00pm Downtown SLO 4:00-8:00pm Avila Beach Promenade 9:00am-1:00pm Paso Downtown Park
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
labor day 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
2:30-6:00pm Morro Bay 800 Main St
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national national
VJ day (WWII)
cheese pizza day read
a
book
day

international
Skyscraper day literacy day

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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
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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
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patriot day
positive
thinking day
national
grandparents
day
make a hat day
NEW MOON national hispanic
heritage month
national video (through October 15)
game day

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3:00-6:00pm Grover Bch Ramona Pk LIBRARY STORYTIME: 10:10 SLO 12:30-4:30pm Santa Maria Town Ctr 2:30-5:00pm Spencers Morro Bay 2:30-5:30pm Cambria Main St Vets Hall 9:00am-12:30pm Templeton City Park
3:00-6:00pm AT Sunken Gardens 6:00-9:00pm Downtown SLO 4:00-8:00pm Avila Beach Promenade 9:00am-1:00pm Paso Downtown Park
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
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citizenship international
talk like a day of peace
day pirate day
first day of autumn

ice cream cone


invented (in 1903)

world native american day


gratitude day

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3:00-6:00pm Grover Bch Ramona Pk LIBRARY STORYTIME: 10:10 SLO 12:30-4:30pm Santa Maria Town Ctr 2:30-5:00pm Spencers Morro Bay 2:30-5:30pm Cambria Main St Vets Hall 9:00am-12:30pm Templeton City Park
3:00-6:00pm
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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
national 12:00-2:30pm AG Village Gazebo
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punctuation day AG,10:30 LO, 11:00 CAY, 11:30 SMG 2:30-6:00pm Morro Bay 800 Main St
checkers day LIBRARY STORYTIME: 11:00 AG

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FULL MOON
Safety Pin invented johnny appleseed’s good neighbor day
birthday (Born in 1774)

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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 www.jackshelpinghand.org.
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:
jackshelpinghand.org.
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: slolibrary.org or 781-4187.
Confidential and craft beer available for sale. Contact:
24 hours of every day bangthedrumbrewery.com 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- juno.com.
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 www.sloliteracy.org.
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 www.pacificchristian.net. 1st THU every month at 6:15 pm: Commission
Contact: artcentermorrobay.org 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: themondayclubslo.wildapricot.org 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
aikidosanluisobispo.com. 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: ccnha.org/naturewalks.html.
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 www.centralcoastseniors.org.
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 slochess.com. counseling, crisis intervention, and wellness
classes. Cost: free for MakerSpace Members SLO Co. Contact: 544-2266 or hospiceslo.org. 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 slomakerspace.com. 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 slochess.com. 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 Facebook.com/lllofslo. 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 volunteer@sloma.org 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: bobpelfrey@charter.net. 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 www.sarpcenter.org.
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 centralcoastastronomy.org.
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 explorationstation.org. Zaca Lane, #100, San Luis Obispo. Traditional Contact: 549-1222 or parentparticipation.org.

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Local Resources
434.2217 or santaluciaschool.org. 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 sloclassicalacademy.com. 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 ca.schoolloop.com/tishs.
child: head, heart, and hands) is Trivium Charter Schools in Lompoc,
based on Rudolf Steiner’s Waldorf Santa Maria, and Arroyo Grande
model. Contact: 235-4401. offer a hybrid program of classical
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 triviumcharter.org.
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. childrenshouse.cc. 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 edline.net/pages/West_Mall_
Luis Obispo seeks to inspire a passion Alternative.
and religious schools, visit: cde.ca.gov/re/sd 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 montessoriofslo.com. Students and parents work one-on-
other families, and allow children orcuttacademycharter.net. 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 parentparticipation.org. centralcoastmontessori.com.
development and creativity, and Homeschool Organizations
Charter Schools lifelong curiosity. Contact: (818) 450- Heritage Montessori Preschool
Homeschool Association of California
9810 or summitacademyca.org. 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: hsc.org.
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 outsidenow.org. California Homeschool Network is
Helper class for 7th-8th grade at
339-6790, caliva.org, or k12.com. 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 californiahomeschool.net.
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. EarthAdventuresForKids.com. interaction and field trips: groups.
Meet with teachers weekly and turn Contact: delphinusschool.org. yahoo.com/group/Homeschoolers_of_
in work samples. Contact: 348-3333 Public Schools the_Central_Coast.
or fpcharter.org. 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. yahoo.com/group/santa_maria_
Maria, Lompoc, Los Olivos, and days per week. Contact: 929-6878. Contact: 927-2337, 541-2412 or inclusive_learners.
Santa Barbara. Meet with teacher familypartnershipschool.com.
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 tae.tusd.ca.
org/losolivos. founded on life experiences, in- Santa Maria Public Library. Interactive schoolloop.com.
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: ccfamilyed@gmail.com.

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