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Central Coast June 2018

Family

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

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

Child Development ....... 6

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Summer Family Fun / Library Programs / Essential Fathering / Restful Family Vacations

Free! Central Coast Family
Getting Out
The Central Coast is home to several as heading to Charles Paddock
animal shelters chock-full of pets Zoo in Atascadero, Santa Barbara
No “June Gloom” that need permanent homes.
Many accept volunteers and offer
Zoo, Ty Warner Sea Center in Santa
Barbara, or Avila Beach’s Central

on the Central Coast educational programs.
Humane Society has Critter Camp
Woods

for children to learn about animal
Coast Aquarium. All offer hands-on
activities for young and old visitors,
summer camp programs, and special
care while socializing sheltered pets. events throughout the year.
Check with your local shelters for
June also marks some pretty spacey
their programs and needs.
commemorations. June 3rd marks
There’s no place like the Central the anniversary of Ed White’s first
Coast to celebrate fruits and space walk by a U.S. astronaut.
vegetables. Good thing, since June 24th is U.F.O Day and June
this month also brings us Eat Your 30th is Meteor Day. Central Coast
Vegetables Day on June 17th. Astronomical Society and the
California produces nearly half of US- Astronomical Unit at Santa Barbara
by Jennifer Best grown fruits, nuts, and vegetables. County Museum of Natural History
San Luis Obispo and Santa Barbara are great jumping-off points for
are among the state’s top five learning about space. Both groups
I hear it all the time: “The kids are out adventurous summer. counties producing flowers, cacti offer dark-sky parties. Head for
of school for the summer. What am I and succulents, berries, broccoli, Palmer Observatory for the Santa
Of course, June marks the celebration
going to do with them?” The answer avocados, celery, and cauliflower. Barbara group, or Santa Margarita
of all things paternal with Father’s
is easy on the Central Coast, where we Lake KOA Campground for dark,
Day on Sunday, June 17th. But All of our Central Coast cities and
have hundreds of parks and beaches, clear, Northern SLO County skies.
celebrating with dad, mom, friends many towns offer farmers’ markets.
dozens of museums and libraries,
and strangers extends throughout City kids, especially the youngest National Cheese Day on June 4th
a pair of children’s museums, two
the year on the Central Coast. ones, enjoy the u-pick experience provides an opportunity to explore
zoos, and countless clubs, summer
programs, and arts venues. We June’s all-month-long observances offered by many local family-owned cheese making. Happy Acres Farm
have dude ranches and hot springs, include National Adopt-A-Cat Month, farms, including Thompson seedless tours offer hands-on cheese-making
waterfalls and waterslides. Tie in National Fresh Fruit and Vegetable at Happy Grapes in Atascadero, lessons, and Vivant Fine Cheese in
this month’s observances and we Month, National Rose Month, and organic apples at SLO Creek Farm, Paso Robles offers cheese tasting
have a perfect recipe for planning an National Zoo and Aquarium Month. and a variety of crops at Hollyhock from a variety of local makers
Farm in Templeton, Avila Valley Barn, including Negranti and Rinconada
Rutiz Farm in Arroyo Grande, and Dairies, and Central Coast Creamery.
Cover Photo: Learning to bicycle with Dad McCall Farm in Cambria.
On June 6th, bundle up the family,
In Santa Barbara County, check out and celebrate the 85th anniversary
Classic Organic Farm near Nojoqui, of the drive-in movie theater. On this
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double dip to pick fruit and play with to include more than 4,000 in the
animals at Ballard Apple Farm and U.S. Today, fewer than 400 remain
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Getting Out

The Village Salon
Happy Father’s Day
to all past, present, and future Dads
Does Dad enjoy baseball, cooking or BBQ?
Travel the country to see his more teatime. Hot tea is traditionally served Check out our
than 500 completed works, or just with tea sandwiches, warm scones Call Toni & Toni: handmade potholders
head to the corner of Pacific and with lemon curd, clotted cream, and
Santa Rosa streets in SLO, where Dr.
Karl Kundert convinced the storied
strawberry jam. The Tea Trolley in
Atascadero offers this tradition, as
(805) 489-5100 in every team logo!
architect to design one of Wright’s well as other English favorite meal
few commercial buildings. items, and special events. 115 East Branch Street in Arroyo Grande
Iced Tea Day on June 10th offers a Come June 13th, summer gardens
perfect excuse to explore the scents should be well into production. If
and flavors of The Secret Garden you don’t have a garden of your own
Organic Herb Shop in SLO. The tree- to celebrate Weed Your Garden Day,
shaded shop walls are lined with head to Santa Barbara or San Luis June 14th offers the perfect chance summer, the longest day of the
jars of loose-leaf teas and a variety Obispo Botanical Garden to offer to develop eye-hand coordination year, and a perfect excuse to start
of herbs to explore. The Central your services, learn about plants, or while burning off calories on World and end the day outdoors. Head
Coast also offers authentic English simply linger on a shady path. Juggling Day. Don’t know how to to the hills for a picnic party with
juggle? Don’t like to juggle alone? your friends, to swimming holes for
That’s OK. a family dip, or to any of our fire-
friendly beaches for a celebratory
We have juggling clubs on the
bonfire. The choices are yours.
Central Coast! Check out the Muddy
Let summer begin!
Bog Jugglers in Atascadero, SLO
Motion Jugglers in San Luis Obispo,
and UCSB Juggling Club in Goleta. Freelance writer Jennifer Best is the
author of “Best Family Adventures: San
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which are available at bookstores
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Library Voice
Check It Out:
June Happenings
by Rebecca Juretic

Libraries Rock This the Foundation for SLO Public
Summer! Libraries.

Libraries Rock! is the theme for To kick-off the program, San
this year’s County of San Luis Luis Coastal Meal Services will
Obispo Public Library Summer be offering free barbeques with These events are co-sponsored www.slolibrary.org.
Reading Program running from live music, face painting, balloon by Rita’s Rainbows and Friends
June 1 to July 28. animals, children’s farmers of the Morro Bay and San Luis The Summer Reading Program
markets, summer reading Obispo Libraries. wouldn’t be possible without its
Kids and teens ages 0 on up can challenge registration, and more: sponsors: The Foundation for SLO
sign up at their library branch or Part of the Summer Reading Public Libraries, Rita’s Rainbows,
online starting on June 1. If they Friday, June 8th at 12:30 pm at Program is a jam-packed schedule Doc Burnstein’s Ice Cream Lab,
read for 5 days (20 minutes a the San Luis Obispo Library of fun free entertainment and Chipotle, Round Table Pizza, and
day) or read 5 books, they will activities at all branches of the Legoland.
earn a bag full of goodies and a Wednesday, June 13th at 12:30 SLO County Public Library.
free book to keep, provided by pm at the Morro Bay Library Libraries Provide Free
The line-up includes family- Lunches for Kids
friendly musical performances,
art activities, magic shows, The San Luis Obispo County
science presentations, and craft Library System will be hosting
projects. There are programs a free lunch program for kids
for the little ones, for teens, and 18 and under. This is the fifth
even for adults. year for the program, which has
provided over 1,000 snacks and
Speaking of adults, grown-ups meals to county families.  
get their own Summer Reading
Program. Summer vacations Lunches will be provided from
and trips to the beach are great June 8th to July 28th on Tuesdays,
times to catch up on reading. Wednesdays, and Thursdays at
The Libraries Rock! Adult Bingo the Morro Bay, Nipomo, and San
Challenge will inspire you to try Luis Obispo branches. The free
new genres and encounter new lunches are made possible by
topics. Print your bingo card – the San Luis Coastal and Lucia
and see a full event schedule – at Mar Meal Services Departments,

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

Buy your copy of Monterey/Marsh Sts
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the future is right around the corner.

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Summer Lunch at the Library, bodies,” said Coordinating
and the USDA. Librarian for Youth Services,
Margaret Kensinger-Klopfer.
Lunches meet the nutritional “We are proud to be able to offer
USDA guidelines and will be this very important necessity to
served on a first come, first served the youth in our community and
basis at different branches. No give families another wonderful
registration is required. reason to spend their summer at
the library.” Aikido (The Art of Peace) is a perfect martial art for children, because it builds a
“Providing free lunches to strong sense of inner strength, focus, and self-confidence.

children during the summer 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
break months is a way we can County Libraries. Rebecca can be reached at: how to defend themselves without hurting others.
connect healthy minds to healthy juretic@sbcglobal.net.
Visit our school, watch a class, and decide if Aikido would benefit your child!

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Child Development
The A number of studies suggest
they also are more sociable and
popular with other children

Importance throughout early childhood.

The way fathers play with their

of children also has an important
impact on a child’s emotional and
social development. According to

Fathers research, fathers spend a much
higher percentage of their one-
on-one interaction with infants
and preschoolers in stimulating,
playful activity than do mothers.
In short, fathers can have a
From these paternal interactions
Even from birth, children who Infants who receive high levels of powerful and positive impact
and activities, children learn
have an involved father are affection from their fathers (e.g., upon the long term development
how to regulate their feelings
more likely to be emotionally babies whose fathers respond and overall health of children.
and behavior. Rough-housing
secure, be confident to explore quickly to their cries and who with dad, for example, can teach
their surroundings, and, as they play together) are more securely One of the most significant
children how to deal with and
grow older, have better social attached; that is, they can explore influences a father can have
regulate aggressive impulses and
connections with peers. These their environment comfortably on his child is indirect—fathers
physical contact without losing
children also are less likely to get when a parent is nearby and can influence their children in large
control of their emotions.
in trouble at home, school, or in readily accept comfort from their part through the quality of their
the neighborhood. parent after a brief separation. Generally speaking, fathers tend relationship with the mother of
their children.
to promote independence and an
orientation to the outside world.
A father who maintains a good
Fathers often push achievement
relationship with the mother of
while mothers stress nurturing,
their children is more likely to
both of which are important
be involved and to spend time
to healthy development. As a
with their children and to have
result, children who grow up
children who are psychologically
with involved fathers are more
and emotionally healthier.
comfortable exploring the world
around them and more likely to
Similarly, a mother who feels
exhibit self-control and pro-social
affirmed by her children’s father
behavior.
and who enjoys the benefits of
a happy primary relationship is
One study of school-aged children
more likely to be a better mother.
found that children with good
Indeed, the quality of the
relationships with their fathers
relationship affects the parenting
were less likely to experience
behavior of both parents. They
depression, to exhibit disruptive
are more responsive, affectionate,
behavior, or to lie and were
and confident with their infants;
more likely to exhibit pro-social
more positive and self-controlled
behavior. This same study found
in dealing with defiant toddlers;
that boys with involved fathers
and better guides and confidants
had fewer school behavior
for teenagers seeking advice and
problems and that girls had
emotional support.
stronger self-esteem.
M. E. Lamb (Ed.), The role of fathers in child
In addition, numerous studies development (3rd ed., pp. 49-65, 318-325).
New York, NY: John Wiley & Sons; Lamb, M.
have found that children who E. (1997).
live with their fathers are more
likely to have good physical and Gable, S., Crnic, K., & Belsky, J. (1994).
Coparenting within the family system:
emotional health, to achieve Influences on children’s development.
progress academically, and to Family Relations, 43(4), 380-386.
avoid depression, drugs, violence, Excerpted with permission: www.childwelfare.
and delinquent behavior. gov.

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Fun & Games Jack’s Jokes
Do fathers always snore? Only when they are asleep!
Knock Knock. Who’s there? Wooden shoe. Wooden shoe who?
Wooden shoe like to know!
Why did Humpty have a great fall? To make up for a lousy summer!

Father’s Day Word Search

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

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Wellness
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vacation, so we can’t totally into your normal schedule and
As we enter the summer months, Although I am not a fan of car naps neglect or throw their sleep supplement with an earlier
many of us are looking forward in general, sometimes it is the needs out the door. To avoid bedtime until you have caught up
to and planning our summer best you can do on vacation with exhaustion, keep to your child’s on your baby’s sleep debt.
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as possible, but also be able to thing to take to bed.
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Local History
North SLO County by Guy Crabb

It is finally summer and time to go There are benches and friendly
exploring strange and mysterious people enjoying themselves, so
places. Sure, you could go to plan to spend several hours at the
India or China, but why spend a zoo and the park.
whole bunch of money when you
can visit some exotic places in our While you are in Atascadero, you
own county? I am going to tell should park near that big building
you about some places to take with the round top and massive enjoying the summer days. passengers get to experience as
family and visitors alike. fountains. This is Atascadero City they travel into the town of San
Hall, though some people call it There are many more wonders Luis Obispo.
First, I insist that you pack up the Administrative Building. It was you will find in Atascadero, but
the kids and go directly to the originally completed in 1918 and on your way back toward San Luis The next place you should visit is
Atascadero zoo, officially known was the jewel of this town. The Obispo, there is an incredible sight the San Luis Obispo train station.
as Charles Paddock Zoo. The building was closed for several in the hills just before you get to You can park your car and don’t
zoo was named after “Chuck” years to repair and renovate due the Santa Margarita exit on the need to fill up a parking meter.
Paddock, a local park ranger who to earthquake damage in 2003. west side of Highway 101. If you’re First, walk into the station and sit
begin taking in wounded animals My wife and I enjoy exploring, and driving, tell your passengers to down for a few minutes to check
and nursing them back to health. we had never been inside city hall. look out to the north to discover out the inside of the station.
In 1963, the animals he cared So, we decided to boldly walk in this mystery by watching pastures Watch people come in and buy
for were brought to the current the front doors of this incredible in the hills along the freeway. If tickets to faraway destinations.
location, and in 1979 it was building. They have all kinds of you are lucky, you will notice the After you hang around for a few
renamed Charles Paddock Zoo. artifacts in display windows that most incredible longhorn steers minutes, walk out of the doors
The zoo has been updated over show the people and history of that you have ever seen. Some of that face the tracks. If you are
the years and it is full of great Atascadero. As we were looking these steers have horns that stick really lucky a train will pull into
animals that kids love to look at. at the displays, people working out more than four feet on each the station.
You can explore while walking in the building seemed to be side or 9 feet across, counting
around the 5-acre property and very friendly. A man came in and their big heads. I guess you need I just came up with the next
sitting on benches as the kids immediately offered to take us to have a big head to hold horns incredible thing you can do, since
enjoy checking out the spider on a tour of the building, but we that are so big. I’m not sure who I’m talking about train rides. This
monkeys or the tiger. made plans to go back at another owns them or how long they is something that I haven’t done,
time. The inside of the building have been there, but they are but now I will make a commitment
While you are at the zoo, you can is magnificent. I’ve been in some absolutely magnificent. to go on this adventure this
eat lunch at Atascadero Park. state capitals that weren’t this summer. Get a friend to drive
This park has tons of grass where nice. You really need to make As you continue your journey you up to Paso Robles and go to
the kids can run around like wild some time to visit. The park south, you will go over the Cuesta the train station at 8th and Pine
monkeys. Huge trees provide a lot called Sunken Gardens in front Grade or what most locals call Streets and buy a ticket to San
of shade if you want to throw out of the building always seems to “The Grade.” Be careful, because Luis Obispo. I think they have a
a blanket and lay under the trees. have people sitting on the grass some people tailgate other train that comes through around
drivers and can make the drive 3:00 pm.
dangerous. California Highway
Patrol could spend the whole day Once you get on board the
on the grade giving out speeding train, you get to experience the
and tailgating tickets. I always train tunnels and the horseshoe
wonder why these tailgaters risk curve as you come into the San
their lives and the lives of others Luis Obispo station. Let’s do
to get to their destination just a something cool this summer
few minutes sooner. At one time and take a short but memorable
in history, the speed limit was 15 train trip. Summer is here and
miles an hour on the grade. As it is time for some strange and
you get to the top, your lookout adventurous family fun!
passenger(s) can tell you just how
beautiful the valley is with the Guy Crabb retired after teaching for over
rolling hills and giant oak trees 32 years, most recently at Charles E. Teach
that surround the valley. They Elementary School in San Luis Obispo. He was
selected as San Luis Coastal Unified School
can also look to the right and see District Teacher of the Year for 2006-2007.
the tracks and tunnels that train Reach him at crabbx5@charter.net.

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Education
type of shellfish. Though nobody’s
certain, many etymologists believe
this has to do with a combination
of two things: 1) the barnacle
goose was never seen raising its
CS Perryess young by Europeans, as it indulged
in this process in the European-free
writes Arctic, thus causing those curious

about words
Europeans to come up with unlikely The quote sparked not only a good
folktales, and 2) the barnacle of the laugh, but an interest in the origins
shellfish variety catches its food of the word brow. It seems the
with feathery, downy tendrils. So Old English braew initially meant
Skin Idioms appears to be a bit of a mystery.
obviously, those funny-looking blinker or twinkle, and was used to
shellfish HAD to be the eggs of the refer to the eyelid or eyelashes. Its
As summer approaches, we’re Richard Brinsley Sheridan coined
barnacle goose! early relatives can be found in brus
all bound to see more skin. It’s the term malaprop in his play, The
time to celebrate the skin we’re Rivals (1775). One of his characters (proto-Germanic), bhrus (Sanskrit),
While we’re considering our friend, ophris (Greek), bruvis (Lithuanian),
pleased to see or expose, while was inclined to abuse her
the goose, here are some other and the Old Irish word bru.
simultaneously distracting metaphors, coming up with such
goosely language thoughts:
ourselves from the skin we’d rather gems as, “He’s the very pineapple
not see or expose. The English of success!” Her name was, of To refer to what today is called
1540s – goose begins to mean a the eyebrow, the Anglo-Saxons
language employs a good number course, Mrs. Malaprop.
simpleton or foolish person combined bru with a prefix
of idioms that include the word
1845 – the idiom, to cook one’s meaning over, to create the term
skin. Being a bit of a word nerd, Oddly enough, James Joyce
goose is born ofer-bru, but somewhere in the
I can hardly keep from laughing brought us the word quark in
1866 – goose egg comes to mean 1200s the prefix evaporated and
when simply reading a page in Finnegan’s Wake back in 1939.
the number zero the prefixless bru or brouw came
an idioms dictionary. I hope this Joyce gave it no particular meaning,
1880s – goose picks up another to mean eyebrow. It wasn’t until
“page” I’ve compiled spreads a bit beyond the possible meaning of
idiomatic meaning, a jab in the the 1500s that the word brow came
of mirth: cheer, in the line “…three quarks
derriere to be used to refer to the forehead.
for Muster Mark,” but the sound
be comfortable in one’s own skin of the word appealed to physicist
The term gander appears to have The term browbeat showed up in
by the skin of the teeth and linguist Murray Gell-Mann,
originated with the Lithuanian the late 1500s, though it appears
get under one’s skin who applied quark to fractionally
word, gandras, or stork, which that 16th century browbeating
give one some skin charged subatomic particles in
morphed to mean single men had more to do with frowning, or
chicken skin 1964.
(much like “he’s going stag”). It lowering one’s brows than with
jump out of one’s skin
was probably the similar initial any sort of attack.
makes one’s skin crawl Dr. Seuss’s 1950 picture book If I
sound (and possibly a dearth of
more than one way to skin a cat Ran the Zoo brought us the word
storks) that led gander to mean The terms low-brow and high-brow
no skin off one’s nose nerd, an odd creature one might
male goose. By 1886, the idiom to didn’t come about until 1902, a
play out of one’s skin want to put under lock and key.
take a gander was born, based off mere decade before the coinage
save one’s skin Here’s another word that has
the gooselike craning of one’s neck of that beautiful term labeling
skin and bones grown and changed since its birth.
while taking a gander. those of us who consider books “a
skin deep The changes don’t appear to have
skin someone alive been tracked carefully. I guess source of intellectual enjoyment,”
The Middle-Brow middle-brow.
skinny dip some of us word nerds must have
soaked to the skin been snoozing.
I stumbled upon the sort of quote
thick-skinned My thanks to sources: Barron’s Handbook of
that tickles the fancy of a word Commonly Used American Idioms, Idiom
thin-skinned Goose Connection, Using English, Etymonline.com,
nerd. It comes from a 1912 article
won’t pull the skin off a rice Mental Floss, Flavorwire, and the OED.
in The Nation.
pudding I wanted to call this post, “What’s
good for the goose is good for the
Thank You, Authors barnacle.” The title was simply too “[T]here is an alarmingly wide
long for the blog’s title format. chasm, I might almost say a
We have countless authors to Such is life. vacuum, between the high-brow,
thank for coining some of the more who considers reading either as
colorful words in our language. Any birders out there will know a trade or as a form of intellectual
This week, let’s celebrate a few. that there is a bird species that wrestling, and the low-brow, who is
goes by the name barnacle goose. merely seeking for gross thrills. It is
Jonathon Swift brought us the What I find linguistically fascinating to be hoped that culture will soon
word yahoo with the publication about the barnacle goose is that be democratized through some less
CS Perryess writes for teens, narrates
of Gulliver’s Travels in 1726. Yahoo its name is redundant. The word conventional system of education,
audio books, and ponders the wonder of
referred to a race of backward, barnacle first appeared in English in giving rise to a new type that might words in a foggy little town on California’s
brutish people with hair on the the early 1200s, meaning a species be called the middle-brow, who central coast. Find more at http://
backs of their hands. Yahoo’s of wild goose. It wasn’t until the will consider books as a source of csperryess.blogspot.com, or reach him at
subsequent metamorphosis 1580s that barnacle applied to a intellectual enjoyment.” csperryess@gmail.com.

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June 2018 Free Ongoing Events
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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
June is: Birthstone: Pearl 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
Great Outdoors Month LIBRARY STORYTIME: 10:30 LO LIBRARY STORYTIME: 11:00 AG
Potty Training Awareness Month SLO CO GENEALOGICAL SOCIETY
National Adopt-A-Cat Month 1st SAT 12:30am IOOF Hall SLO
National Drive Safe Month
National Fresh Fruit & Flower: Rose flip a
coin
Vegetable Month day
National Rose Month
National Tennis Month
International Childhood Cancer
Awareness 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 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
richard national
1st US Spacewalk scarry’s
(by Ed White in 1965) birthday Yo-yo frank lloyd
(Born in 1919) day wright’s birthday
(Architect born in 1867)

world
national environment
Cheese day day national chocolate
ice cream day donald duck 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 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
race unity day Anne Frank’s LIBRARY STORYTIME: 11:00 AG
birthday (Born in 1929)

weed your power of a
garden day smile day

NEW MOON
red rose day flag day fresh
vegetables 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
juneteenth 10:30 AG, 11:00 NI 10:10 SLO, 10:15 CAM,10:30 AT, 10:30 12:00-2:30pm AG Village Gazebo
father’s day LIBRARY STORYTIME: 10:30 LO
2:30-6:00pm Morro Bay 800 Main St
(End of slavery in 1865) AG,10:30 LO, 11:00 CAY, 11:30 SMG
LIBRARY STORYTIME: 11:00 AG

national first day
bald eagle day of summer
(Longest day of the year!)

international united nations
picnic day public service 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 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 2:30-6:00pm Morro Bay 800 Main St
Forgiveness LIBRARY STORYTIME: 10:30 LO
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International Day
fairy day
meteor day
helen keller’s
birthday (Born in 1880)
Eric Carle’s
birthday
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invented FULL MOON paul
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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
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Every THU 6:30-9:30 pm: SLO Chess Club Every WED 5:30-7:00 pm: Widowed Support
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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.
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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!
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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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Montaña
SAT June 2nd
De Oro
9:00–11:00 am
Sandspit

Meet at Montaña de Oro State Park Sandspit, Sand Spit Road, Los Osos

Join ECOSLO for a morning Beach Keeper’s cleanup at Montaña de Oro Sand spit!
We’ll be tracking the pollution that we collect on data cards provided by the California Coastal
Commission or on the Clean Swell app to keep statistics on what is found on SLO’s beaches.

There will be short presentations by an ECOSLO volunteer on the dangers of plastic pollution,
and by a CA State Park Ranger about the Snowy Plover and its habitat.

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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The Village Salon
Happy Father’s Day
to all past, present, and future Dads
Does Dad enjoy baseball, cooking or BBQ?
Check out our
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Summer 2018 Expanded Offerings
Camps & Programs for Students entering K-12
NEW: Jr College for Kids & CyberCamp
College for Kids, Summer Jazz Workshop, Optimum Basketball,
Summer Reading Programs, Electronics Lab, Model Airplanes,
Building Bridges, Electronic Gadgets, and more!

Registration Now Open! Call 546-3132
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E n ri ch m en t Programs
Mindful Kindful YOUniversity (MK YOU) was founded to address the challenges students face in
school & in life that interfere with learning, relationships, and mental well-being

According to World Health Org, stress and anxiety is the health epidemic of the 21st century

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and compassion to live happier and experience greater well-being

“We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit.” ~Aristotle

Mindful. Kindful. Skillful.
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Community Programs * School Programs * Workshops * Personal Coaching
MK YOU is an Approved Vendor for Inspire Charter
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Now More Than Ever: Chumash Heritage National Marine Sanctuary
Enjoy an afternoon of information and undersea wonders as marine biologists, elected officials,
and conservation advocates come together to discuss protections that national marine sanctuary
status has brought to treasures of marine habitat and wildlife along the California coast,
and how it can happen for SLO and Santa Barbara via designation of the proposed
Chumash Heritage National Marine Sanctuary

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

Saturday, March 17, 2018 12:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Saturday, March 17, 2018 12:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Chumash Auditorium University Union, Building 65
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. Grades K-12 & College
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Make “Sense” of Your Child
Is your child:
. easily distracted or does he have a short attention span?
. physically clumsy or does she have poor balance or coordination?
. unusually high or low in activity level?
. experiencing handwriting difficulty or academic delays?
. highly sensitive to touch, movement, sights, or sounds? toIfanyyouofanswered “YES”

. avoiding tastes, textures, and transitions? these questions,
. delayed in cognition, social, and developmental skills? Occupational Therapy
. struggling with sensory processing disorder? can help!

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Mindful Kindful YOUniversity (MK YOU) was founded to address the challenges students face in
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According to World Health Org, stress and anxiety is the health epidemic of the 21st century

O ur S olut i on :
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• stress management, • attention and focus,
• emotional regulation, • interpersonal skills,
• and intentional nurturing of positive mind states, such as kindness
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“We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit.” ~Aristotle

Mindful. Kindful. Skillful.
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Community Programs * School Programs * Workshops * Personal Coaching
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