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Central Coast August 2019

Family

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

Education ................................ 3

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

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

Safety .................................. 10

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

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

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

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

Alt Education ................... 22

Melodrama Musicals / School Prep / Library Help / Heat Safety / SLO Family History

Free! Central Coast Family


The Arts
getting bulldozed and organize Performances at the Melodrama

Great American
a wedding? Will Sophie and are fun for ages 4 to 104. When
Sky overcome their jitters and guests arrive they’re ushered to
get hitched? And will the three their seats as live, honky-tonk

Melodrama’s
seagull dads spoil the weekend? style piano plays. The snack
You’re in for a flock of laughs in bar is open prior to the show
this fast-paced, hilarious musical and during intermissions. It

Pappa Pia!
that spoofs everything from serves stadium-style fare, such
ABBA and the Beach Boys, to as soda, beer, wine, nachos, hot
Disney movies and disco. This dogs, popcorn, and the like. The
show is followed by the fun-filled snack bar is staffed by the actors
All-American Vaudeville Review. performing that night, adding to
the lively, interactive feel.
How the West was Really Won
by Arnie Carlos is also playing As the theatre’s name suggests,
through September 22nd. The many shows are performed in a
history of the wild west is filled classic melodramatic style, with
with outrageous stories, but patrons encouraged to interact
few are as wacky as this! Visit by cheering the hero and booing
the Arizona frontier is filled with the villain. An evening at the
card games, duels, a dirty saloon, Melodrama promises affordable
pillow fights and modern pop fun and laughs for all ages.
The Great American Melodrama musical Mamma Mia!, but with songs. It pairs witty wordplay
& Vaudeville presents two showsa twist. A young seagull is set and physical comedy with tall Tickets range from $23 to $30, with
that will play on alternating to marry her clam fiancé, but tales inspired by the American generous discounts available for
nights through September 22nd. unbeknownst to him she’s West. This show is followed by groups, seniors, students, active
invited three seagulls who could the popular Family Fun Vaudeville military, and children. For more
Pappa Pia! by Dan Schultz and be her dad to the wedding! Can Review. information and to purchase
Rachel Tietz spoofs the famous mom keep the Pismo Pools from tickets, call the Melodrama Box
The Great American Melodrama Office, at 805-489-2499, or visit
Cover Photo: Pappa Pia! Great American Melodrama
© Jesse Scott Photography
and Vaudeville is fun for the whole www.americanmelodrama.com.
family. They produce top-notch
musicals, comedies, and classic The Great American Melodrama
melodramas in a lively cabaret is located along Highway 1 in
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(805) 528-0440 setting at prices affordable for Oceano, just three miles south
Our goal is to connect Central Coast families with the resources they need to thrive! the whole family. Every show is of Pismo Beach. The Melodrama
followed by a vaudeville revue has been providing professional
EDITOR Associate EDITOR full of song, dance, and comedy. family entertainment on the
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Prepare Kids for School Education
by Amie Duncan, PhD

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new school year or dreading it, for a phone call or will return an
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new school year.
These materials can help children
Talk Early and Often read about and see what a typical of the door. It will not only help preparation leading up to the big
It’s never too early to start talking day will consist of and what they you predict when you need to day. Most worries are likely related
with your children about the first will learn in school. Some good wake, but your children will learn to the fear of the unknown.
day of school. Ask them what examples are Miss Bindergarten what to expect each weekday. Preparing for changes will go
they think school will be like and Gets Ready for Kindergarten by At least one week before school a long way to help reduce your
if they have any questions or Slate, The Night Before First Grade starts, begin nudging your child’s child’s concerns and set them up
concerns, so you’ll have time to by Wing, and Amelia Bedelia’s bedtime toward earlier waking for school success.
address this topic over the next First Day of School by Parish. and practice the new school
couple of weeks. Assure them Set up School Zones & Study preparation routine. Excerpted with permission. Amie Duncan,
that it’s normal to feel nervous PhD, is a child psychologist in the division of
Expectations Remember that first day jitters Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics. Her
about change. areas of special interest include developing
At home, establish a location to are completely normal and can academic skills, autism spectrum disorders,
Go to School Orientation store backpacks and a distraction- be relieved with some mental and transitioning to school and adulthood.
If your child’s school is hosting an free homework zone. Set up
orientation, take advantage of it. homework and study times to
Often children worry that they help manage expectations and
won’t know how to get to the establish good routines. Be sure
bathroom, where to eat lunch, to invite child participation in the
or how to find a locker. If your process, whenever possible.
school doesn’t offer one or you Take your Kids Shopping
can’t make it, ask teachers if you
can stop by for a visit when they Your kids will be more excited to
are prepping classrooms for the use their back-to-school supplies if
new year. they help to pick them out. Doing
so will help them feel prepared
If your child has any special needs, and provide an opportunity to talk
including learning disabilities, about school. Younger children
make an appointment with the can choose between parent-
school staff as soon as possible approved options, and older ones
before school starts. can choose their own within your
Meet the Teachers budget.
For kids, wondering if they’ll like Practice New Routines
their teacher is a big source of Both children and adults can
fear. If your child isn’t comfortable
benefit from practicing a new
in their classroom, he or she will school routine. Stage a morning
be less likely to learn. dry run to see how long it takes
Even if you aren’t able to attend a you and your children to get out

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Library Voice
Check It Out:
August Happenings
by Rebecca Juretic

It’s been an action-packed library branch:


summer at SLO County Libraries
with programs and events to Brainfuse HelpNow offers study
celebrate our Centennial birthday! resources for kids of all ages and
As kids head back to school, even adults. You can interact with
remember that your library is live tutors, get feedback on essays
full of resources for students of and papers, submit homework
all ages. You can always rely on questions, and even prepare for
your local librarians for help on academic tests, such as the SAT,
projects, research, appropriate AP, GED, and state standardized tools, and more. You can request 17  and  younger are encouraged
books for young readers, and tests. them online and check them out, to bring their hand-crafted items
more. just like a book. priced $8 or less (we suggest
Playaway Launchpads are a maximum of $4 for ages 9
There is also assistance online at tablets pre-loaded with loads of ABC Mouse is free at all library and under).  You must register,
slolibrary.org, which is accessible educational software for adults branches. It offers a full curriculum which can be done on our event
with your library card. Explore and kids on many subjects, such for kids aged 2-8. calendar at slolibrary.org, or at
the options under the “Kids” tab. as foreign languages, math, the appropriate library branch.
Here are a few resources that you vocabulary, STEM games, reading Paws to Read brings therapy dogs
can find online and at your local assistance, SAT prep, business into the library for kids to read to. We will be hosting workshops to
It is a great way to motivate kids help kids with displays, pricing,
to read and can build confidence bartering, making change,
in young readers. This program is and much more. Here are the
available at several branches. See important dates to mark on your
the event calendar at slolibrary. calendar:
org for schedules.
Youth Craft Fair, Los Osos Library,
Overdrive for Kids offers a wealth SAT AUG 10, 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
of free audiobooks and eBooks
that you can download instantly. Youth Craft Workshop, Morro
Bay Library, SAT AUG 24, 9:00 -
Teens looking to fulfill community 9:45 am
service hours and learn new skills
can sign up to volunteer at their Youth Craft Fair, Morro Bay
library branch. We have several Library, SAT SEP 21, 10:00 am -
fun and fulfilling jobs appropriate 12:00 pm
for kids 13 and up. Inquire at your
local San Luis Obispo County Sunday Hours Now Permanent
Library about the volunteer at SLO Library
application process.
Our test run of Sunday afternoon
All teen volunteers must be 13 library hours was so well-received,
or older, complete a volunteer we have decided to make it
application with their parent permanent! The San Luis Obispo
or guardian’s approval, and be Library is now open from noon
willing to volunteer on an ongoing to 4:00 pm on Sundays – ideal for
basis. busy families. All regular services
will be available except for those
Calling Young Crafters! that require special appointments.

The Youth Craft Fair is back at the


Los Osos and Morro Bay Libraries! Rebecca Juretic is a freelance writer and Public
Relations Consultant for the San Luis Obispo
This is a great way to teach kids County Libraries. Rebecca can be reached at:
about entrepreneurship. Youth juretic@sbcglobal.net.

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Aikido (The Art of Peace) is a perfect martial art for children, because it builds a
strong sense of inner strength, focus, and self-confidence.

Children practice in a friendly, supportive, coed atmosphere. Specially qualified


instructors use games, techniques, and tumbling exercises to teach children
how to defend themselves without hurting others.

Visit our school, watch a class, and decide if Aikido would benefit your child!

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GYMNASTICS

Summer CAMP 2019


Topsy Turvy AUG 5 - 9 Summer Extravaganza AUG 12 - 14 (3 days only)!

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Enhance your child’s physical and cognitive development and build strength.
Enjoy parent / child bonding and a healthy and active lifestyle!
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Learn basic - advance tumbling and trampoline skills on the floor, two in-ground trampolines, and Tumble-Trak
for gymnastics, cheer or other sports that require air sense, body awareness, flexibility, and strength.

Our coaches are USAG safety certified, USAG Professional &


Instructor members, SLO County fingerprinted and/or background
checked with NCSI & USAG, and CPR and First Aid certified.

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Fun & Games Jack’s Jokes
Why was school easier for cave people? No History class!
What is the King of all school supplies? The ruler!
Where do the surfers study? Boarding School!
Where does King Arthur get an education? Knight School!

Back to School
Crossword

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

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3107 Orcutt Road in Santa Maria
Huck Finn Fishing Derby, live entertainment, Zoo to You,
vendor and food booths, carnival games, water slide,
bounce houses, climbing wall, and free health screenings!

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Safety
HEAT EXHAUSTION: Excessive Fast pulse rate
heat can lead to sunburn, heat Inability to get up
cramps, heat exhaustion and
heat stroke. If someone has heat
cramps in the legs or abdomen, If you suspect that your pet may
get them to a cooler place, have have heat stroke, take their
them rest,  lightly stretch the temperature rectally. If their
affected muscle, and replenish temperature is above 105 degrees,
their fluids with a half a glass cool the animal down. The easiest
(about 4 ounces) of cool water way to do this is by using the
It’s hot out there and the soaring Wear loose-fitting, lightweight, water hose. Stop cooling the
temperatures can be dangerous. light-colored clothing. Avoid dark every 15 minutes. 
animal when their temperature
The American Red Cross has steps colors thaty absorb the sun’s rays. reaches 103  degrees. Bring your
people can follow to help stay If someone is exhibiting signs of
Slow down, stay indoors. Avoid heat exhaustion (cool, moist, pale pet to a veterinarian as soon as
safe when it’s hot outside. strenuous exercise during the possible, as heat stroke can lead
or flushed skin, heavy sweating,
hottest part of the day. Postpone headache, nausea, dizziness, to severe organ dysfunction and
NEVER LEAVE CHILDREN OR outdoor activities. damage.
PETS IN YOUR VEHICLE. weakness exhaustion), move
Use a buddy system when working them to a cooler place, remove
Take the Red Cross Cat and
The inside temperature of a car can in excessive heat. Take frequent or loosen tight clothing and
Dog First Aid online course at
very quickly reach 120 degrees. breaks if working outdoors. spray them with water or apply
redcross.org/catdogfirstaid. This
Other heat safety steps include: Check on family, friends, and cool, wet cloths or towels to the
course provides pet owners and
neighbors without AC, who spend skin. Fan the person. If  they are caregivers with step-by-step
Stay hydrated, drink plenty of much time alone, or who are more conscious, give small amounts of tips for what to do if a pet is
fluids. Avoid drinks with caffeine likely to be affected by heat. cool water to drink. Make sure
the person drinks slowly. Watch choking, has a wound, needs CPR
or alcohol. If you don’t have air conditioning, for  changes in condition. If they or other care.
Avoid extreme temperature go to public spaces during the refuse water, vomit, or begin to
changes. warmest part of the day. lose consciousness, call 9-1-1. LEARN MORE SAFETY TIPS

The Red Cross has several more


HEAT STROKE IS LIFE-THREATENING
resources for people to learn
how to treat heat emergencies,
Signs include hot, red skin, which including:
may be dry or moist; changes
in consciousness; vomiting and Online and in-person training
high body temperature. Call 9-1-1 courses (www.redcross.org/
immediately if someone shows takeaclass),
any signs of heat  stroke. Move
the person to a cooler place. A free First Aid App and Pet First
Quickly cool the person’s body Aid App (www.redcrossorg/apps),
by immersing them up to their
A First Aid Skill for Amazon Alexa-
neck in cold water if possible.
enabled devices.
Otherwise, douse or spray the
person with cold water, or cover
the person with cold, wet towels About the American Red Cross Central
California Region: The American Red
or bags of ice. Cross shelters, feeds and provides
emotional support to victims of disasters;
DON’T FORGET YOUR PETS. Check teaches  lifesaving skills; provides
on animals frequently to ensure international humanitarian aid; and
that they are not suffering from supports military members and their
families.  The Red Cross is a charitable
the  heat. Make sure they have organization — not a government agency
plenty of shade and cool water. — and depends on volunteers and  the
Animals can suffer heat stroke, generosity of the American public to
a common problem for pets in perform its mission.
warmer weather. Some signs of The American Red Cross Central
heat stroke in your pet are: California Region provides services to the
Heavy panting and inability to calm ten counties across Central California that
is home to more than 4 million people.
down, even when lying down. For more information, please visit www.
Brick red gum color redcross.org.

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Local History

Family History Hunt


by Guy Crabb

Just about every month, I get an was really cool, and then set out away from the house. I knew have found?
email from a person who would to find Cottontown. that this might be the case. But Something that we did find was
like to find some history on their I was surprised to see that, the Cottontown schoolhouse
family. This summer, I decided People who have emailed me although some gravesites were where Leon Crabb received an
to find information on my own about geneology have also well maintained by the current education in 1914. The only reason
family. After years of doing informed me that they have owner of the property, others we found the old schoolhouse
research on the Crabb family, I never been to San Luis Obispo were overgrown with weeds or was that we stopped along the
asked my wife if we could take and asked me to describe the the grave markers were broken, roadside at a yard sale and talked
a vacation to Tennessee for two town. Sometimes people want and many gravesites were not to a local selling rusty old antiques.
weeks. We were going to spend a me to tell them what San Luis fenced at all. You need to have a The lady selling her goods was
few days of our vacation in search Obispo was like in the past, such keen eye to find these gravesites. very old and talked with an accent
of dead Crabbs. These few days as in the 1950s or 1910s. I can now that challenged my listening skills.
would be full of surprises and give tell people that you will never In San Luis Obispo, we must
me a better understanding of the understand our area unless you have developed laws years ago She was charming and very sweet
people that contact me to find come here and walk around it, to have our loved ones buried and she knew everything about
information on their families. look at the mountains and ocean in community cemeteries. Our Cottontown because she was
that surround our city, and feel cemeteries are very large and born there. I showed her a picture
When researching history, time the ocean breeze come up in the have some very old grave of my relative and his classmates
becomes a big factor. One afternoon. markers. I have completed some standing next to the Cottontown
small question can take hours to of my most interesting research schoolhouse. She was shocked
research, and at times I can’t find Cottontown isn’t really a town. in graveyards. I tell people that to see the picture and started
any information at all. You can ask It’s an unincorporated area that is they may find relatives in our revealing the names of the kids,
my wife and she will tell you with part of a district in Sumner County. cemeteries in the county. Most of recognizing most of them. That’s
loads of wonder about how I can The area is mostly rural homes and our cities have public cemeteries. when she mentioned that the
sit and do hours of research day farms, a post office, two churches, The only private family graveyard building is still standing and she
after day and not go crazy. But a community center, and a new in our county is in Morro Bay. pointed behind me.
then, I wonder how on earth she “Dollar General” store. A notable
can sit and knit hour after hour. thing about Cottontown is that it Janet and I continued along on When I turned around, I saw the
is very green. There are thousands our journey, pulled off to the big white wooden schoolhouse
I have spent a couple of hundred of trees everywhere. Everything side of the road, and walked on that is now used as a community
hours researching my family is green, and yet I heard a person someone’s property to check center. I was amazed. We said
history. I am just going to tell you complain about their “drought.” out a small gravesite with 10 to goodbye, drove a hundred feet
about the Crabb side of my family. They have no idea what a drought 12 people. We found no Crabb’s. down the road to the community
John Knight Crabb was born really is, compared to our drought. We knew where one Crabb was center, and sure enough it was
about 1778 in either Virginia or Some areas were kind of flat and buried, but the site was behind a the exact building in the picture.
Tennessee. The more important others had rolling hills and ponds vegetable garden, inside a fence
fact is that he ended up settling everywhere. line overgrown with weeds, and It sure is wonderful trying to help
in a little area called Cottontown the old fence surrounding the people discover their family roots.
in Sumner County, Tennessee. As we drove down the road, we gravesite was falling down. We I hope this article inspires you to
He was married “before 1800” saw some very nice homes on had tried all day knocking on the look into your family’s history.
in Cottontown. He also died in giant lots of land and we started door and eventually realized these Have fun researching and living in
Cottontown in 1828. I wanted to looking for graveyards. Here’s my people were not coming home. the world’s best place to live.
go to find out where Cottontown first surprise for you loyal readers. Normally, I would not let that
was located and what the area In Tennessee back in the 1700s and stop me, but what did stop me
Guy Crabb retired after teaching over 32 years,
was like. I knew on the map that 1800s, if a member of the family was a huge dog that looked like most recently at Charles E. Teach Elementary
Cottontown was about 30 minutes died they would often times just Cujo running from the backyard. School in San Luis Obispo. He was selected
as San Luis Coastal Unified School District
north of Nashville. We spent our bury them in the backyard in a Even if I had a chance to go into Teacher of the Year for 2006-2007. Reach him
first few days in Nashville, which small area a few hundred feet the site, who knows what I would at crabbx5@charter.net.

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Education
1939 – aha moment
1919 – gassed
1904 – energy drink
1859 – mash-up
1802 – earworm
CS Perryess
writes
So, fellow lovers of language,
what say you to the official birth

about words
of 97 words and the formidable word is a hodgepodge itself, the
patience of many of them? first bit coming from Old French,
meaning to shake, and the second
play, sport, compete sport, or competition. How about food = Mess part coming from German,
that initial meaning of competere? probably derived from Late Latin,
This month, how about a look at When it comes to etymologies, meaning cooking vessel (related
athletic-inspired words? Old dictionary neWs food is messier than one might to our modern day cooking
think. vessel, the pot). Though multiple
Sport came into English in the In August 2012, word nerds sources list possible ingredients
1500s, meaning both a pleasant worldwide were either jazzed Though some have assumed the for this kind of stew, each source
pastime and a game involving or all het up due to Merriam- military term mess comes from seems to provide a different list.
physical exercise. In the 1660s, Webster’s 11th Edition Collegiate the Latin word for table (mensa), My read on this is that nearly
Shakespeare crowned war- Dictionary. The big news had it actually comes from another anything one shook into the pot
making the sport of kings. By to do with the 97 new words (I Latin word, mittere, to send away for a few centuries on the British
the 1880s, the noun sport, came promise, I won’t list them all). or put, and simply suggests that Isles could’ve been referred to as
to mean good fellow in American someone has put the food on the hodgepodge.
English while down under, the The biggest splash was made table. It appeared in our language
word sport grew to become a by – what a surprise – the most in the late 1300s. Interestingly, In 1894, a variant of bologna was
way to address a man (1935). titillating words of the bunch: mass in the religious sense comes born – baloney! The term referred
sexting and f-bomb. I agree from the same source. So, the to a sausage made of odds and
Play comes from the Old English that these words are notable, word mess isn’t really a mess at ends. By 1922, possibly through
plegian, to exercise, frolic, or but I find myself most intrigued all, but these food words are: association with the term blarney,
perform music. Its Middle Dutch by comparing the dates when baloney came to mean nonsense,
ancestor plegan meant to rejoice the “new” words were first Hash comes from the French which isn’t quite a synonym with
or be glad. Some play-based introduced to the language to word hacher, to hack or chop into mess, though one could argue
idioms include: the years they made it into the small pieces. It entered English in that the odds and ends that went
dictionary. the 1660s. The French word came into bologna/baloney might
mid-1500s to play fair from the Old French word for qualify as such.
1861 to play for keeps The following “new” words were ax, hache. It doesn’t take much
1886 to play the ___card coined from 2000-2007: imagination to see that hash Anyone who has ever bussed a
1896 to play with oneself bucket list and hatchet are related. Here’s table or eaten in the vicinity of a
1902 to play favorites cloud computing hoping nobody’s hash was hacked two-year old is familiar with the
1909 to play up geocaching or chopped into small pieces with equation food = mess. Might
1911 to play it safe sexting a hatchet (a messy process at these etymologies simply reflect
1927 play-by-play best). By 1735, hash acquired that reality?
1930 to play down These “new” words hail from the the secondary meaning, a mix or
1936 to play the field 1990s: mess. My thanks go out to sources Etymoniline.
com, The LA Times, The Washington Post, Mad
e-reader Music, Hugh Rawson’s Devious Derivations
Also, in 1959 Play-Dough was flexitarian Shambles showed up in English (Castle Books, 2002), Wordnik, and the OED.
born. game changer in the late 1400s, meaning meat
gastropub or fish market, and came from
The word compete came to man cave the Old English word scomul
English in the early 1600s. shovel-ready (or scaemul), meaning stool or
Centuries beforehand, it started table for vending. By the 1540s,
as the Latin word competere, It took these words from the ‘70s shambles meant slaughterhouse.
when it meant to come together, and ‘80s over thirty years to be This meaning became generalized
to agree, or to be qualified. In acknowledged: by 1590 to mean place of butchery,
Late Latin, competere came to f-bomb and it wasn’t until 1901 that the
mean to strive in common. On its life coach meaning of shambles became
way through French to English, its obesogenic generalized enough to mean
meaning shifted to mean to be in systemic risk confusion or mess.
rivalry with. CS Perryess writes for teens, narrates audio
But take a look at the patience of Hodgepodge entered English in books, and ponders the wonder of words in a
Good followers, I’m hoping you’ll these mighty words: the late 1300s as hotchpotch, a foggy little town on California’s central coast.
Find more at http://csperryess.blogspot.com,
have something to say about play, 1959 – tipping point kind of stew. It appears that the or reach him at csperryess@gmail.com.

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11:30-2:30pm Nipomo: Monarch Club 2-4:30pm Los Osos: 2nd & Santa Maria 3:00-6:00 pm in Paso Robles City Park 8:30-11am AG Spencers Market 3:00-6:00pm Old Porte Fisheries AG 9:00am-12:30pm Paso Robles Wal Mart 8:00-10:30am SLO Promenade
3:00-6:00pm Grover Bch Ramona Pk LIBRARY STORYTIME: 10:10 SLO 12:30-4:30pm Santa Maria Town Ctr 2:30-5:00pm Spencers Morro Bay 10:00am-12:30pm Cayucos Vets Hall 9:00am-12:30pm Templeton City Park
3:00-6:00pm AT Sunken Gardens 6:00-9:00pm Downtown SLO 2:30-5:30pm Cambria Main St Vets Hall 9:00am-1:00pm Paso Downtown Park
LIBRARY STORYTIME: 10:30 AT, LIBRARY STORYTIME: 10:00 MB, 4:00-8:00pm Avila Beach Promenade 9:00am-1:00pm Shell Bch Dinosaur Caves
10:30 AG, 11:00 NI 10:10 SLO, 10:15 CAM,10:30 AT, 10:30 5:00-8:00pm Pismo, Main St & Dolliver
12:00-2:30pm AG Village Gazebo
2:30-6:00pm Morro Bay 800 Main St
August is: Birthstone: Peridot
AG,10:30 LO, 11:00 CAY, 11:30 SMG
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Artist Appreciation Month SLO CO GENEALOGICAL SOCIETY
National Eye Exam Month francis scott key’s 1st SAT 12:30am IOOF Hall SLO
National Breastfeeding Month birthday (Born in 1779)
Home Business Month national columbus’ 1st
What’s Your Legacy Month girlfriends day voyage (in 1492)
National Catfish Month
Flower: Gladiola
National Golf Month NEW MOON national
National Inventors Month watermelon day
National Water Quality 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
US coast 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
guard day AG,10:30 LO, 11:00 CAY, 11:30 SMG LIBRARY STORYTIME: 10:30 LO
2:30-6:00pm Morro Bay 800 Main St
LIBRARY STORYTIME: 11:00 AG
national neil armstrong’s
chocolate chip birthday (1930-2012) herbert hoover’s
cookie day birthday (Born in 1874)
book lovers day
sisters day international day national
of the world’s s’mores day
wiggle your dollar indigenous people
toes day day (Created in 1786)
national national rice
lighthouse day pudding 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
hulk hogan’s IBM Pc
LIBRARY STORYTIME: 10:30 LO
LIBRARY STORYTIME: 11:00 AG
birthday (Born in 1953) announced (in 1981)
annie oakley’s roller coaster day davy crockett’s
julia child’s
play in the sand day middle birthday (Patented in 1898) birthday (Born in 1786)
birthday (Born in 1912)
children’s day (Born in 1860)
national
relaxation day
international
Left-handers FULL MOON
day national
creamsicle 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
bill clinton’s national LIBRARY STORYTIME: 11:00 AG
birthday radio day
(Born in 1946) national
tooth fairy day 1st photo of earth
from the moon
orville wright’s (Lunar Orbiter 1966)
birthday
(Born in 1871)

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bad poetry day aviation day national senior
citizens day national
waffle 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
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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
kiss & make up day 10:30 AG, 11:00 NI 10:10 SLO, 10:15 CAM,10:30 AT, 10:30 5:00-8:00pm Pismo, Main St & Dolliver 12:00-2:30pm AG Village Gazebo
national dog day AG,10:30 LO, 11:00 CAY, 11:30 SMG LIBRARY STORYTIME: 10:30 LO
2:30-6:00pm Morro Bay 800 Main St
archeology day LIBRARY STORYTIME: 11:00 AG
women’s 1st scout camp
national
equality day (Opened in 1934)
banana split day (Won right to vote in 1920) dream day
(MLK Jr’s “I Have a Dream”
speech delivered in 1963)

national
mother teresa’s cherry
birthday (Born in 1910) turnover national toasted
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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
Emotional Support Free support for caregivers helping with All classes are bilingual, with all materials
Luis Obispo. Enjoy the patio to play family- long-term illness, memory loss, dementia,
Free friendly games and drums! Cost: free. Food covered in 8 classes. No registration required.
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
A program of Transitions Mental Health Association Independent Despite Vision Loss at Santa Dancing at Madonna Inn. Look left of the
Every FRI 6:00 am-4:00 pm: Early Bird Maria Terrace, 1405 E Main St. New ways of
Flea Market at Santa Maria Fairpark, 937 S bandstand for sign: Senior Dancers. Dance,
doing daily tasks are taught by the Braille chat and listen to good music. No fees; no
Thornburg St. Browse many vendors with Institute, such as home management,
2nd & 4th SAT every month 12:00-4:00 antiques, fruits, vegetables, new and used dues; just fun! Contact: 489-5481 or dg17@
pm: Railway Historical Museum at Santa traveling, and using talking library books. juno.com.
items, and more! Cost: free. Contact: 258- Contact: 462-1225.
Maria Transit Center, 400 E Boone St, Santa 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
SLO Classical Academy. is a private speakers focus on the inner

Alternative Education
school offering part time or full time development of each child.
classical education in SLO. Part time Contact: 463-2331 or rskepins@
options are Tuesday/ Thursday or shandonschools.org.
Monday/ Wednesday with a Friday
enrichment day. Contact: 548-8700 Santa Maria Joint Union Home School.

on the or sloclassicalacademy.com.
Wishing Well School offers non-
Accredited high school program at
Santa Maria Public Library. Interactive
student-parent-teacher partnerships

Central Coast
profit holistic Waldorf education provide educational resources, a
in Los Osos with part or full-time mentor teacher, and eligibilty for
preschool, and full-time kindergarten- sports, clubs, and activities. Students
7th grade, and 1st-7th two-day may qualify to enroll in community
home school enrichment. Contact: college as well as secondary classes.
wishingwellschool.org or 235-4401. Contact: 937-2051 x 2761 or x 2762.
Children’s House Montessori Templeton Independent Study
School in Atascadero strives to help High School. WASC accredited.
each child reach his/her greatest Weekly meeting with teacher.
Central Coast families are fortunate to have a wide variety of quality potential, by embracing learning Opportunity for early graduation
and appreciating and respecting
choices for their children’s education. Following are some options for the world. Contact: 466-5068 or and concurrent Cuesta College
those seeking secular alternative education in our region. enrollment. In Templeton and SLO
childrenshouse.cc.
at Los Ranchos Elementary School.
For more information about local private, independent, nature based, Montessori Children’s School in San Contact 434-5833 or tae.tusd.
and religious schools, visit: cde.ca.gov/re/sd Luis Obispo seeks to inspire a passion ca.schoolloop.com/tishs.
for excellence, to nurture curiosity,
Parent Participation of San Luis blended classroom/home study for creativity and imagination, and to Trivium Charter Schools in Lompoc,
Coastal Adult School offers core grades K-8. Contact: 938-8934 or awaken the human spirit of every Santa Maria, and Arroyo Grande
classes to enhance parenting orcuttacademycharter.net. child. Ages 3-12. Contact: 544-6691 offer a hybrid program of classical
skills, meet other families, and or montessoriofslo.com. project-based classes 2 days per
allow children to play with peers. Summit Academy charter school week and homeschool 3 days
Also enrichment classes such as serves K-12 grades, and provides Central Coast Montessori School in per week. Contact: 489-7474 or
Spanish, Cooking, and Gardening, personalized home-based learning Morro Bay offers a rich, individualized triviumcharter.org.
and a Cooperative Preschool at that fosters investigation, skill academic environment to promote
CL Smith. Contact: 549-1222 or development and creativity, and independence and optimum scholastic West Mall Alternative School.
parentparticipation.org. lifelong curiosity. Contact: (818) 450- achievement. Contact: 772-9317 or Independent Study Home School
9810 or summitacademyca.org. centralcoastmontessori.com. in Atascadero. Contact: 462-4238
Charter Schools or edline.net/pages/West_Mall_
Nature Based Schools Heritage Montessori Preschool Alternative.
CAVA – California Virtual Academies in San Luis Obispo provides an
and K¹² give kids the chance to Outside Now provides summer, after- enriching and loving environment in Paso Robles Joint Unified School
learn at their own pace. Online school, and private nature-based a beautiful country setting. Waldorf District Home School & Independent
schooling is aligned with California education in San Luis Obispo County. and Montessori based for ages 2.5-5 Study Program serves K-8th grade.
state standards. Teacher support as Contact: 541-9900 or outsidenow. years. Contact: 235-5589. Students and parents work one-on-
needed, meetings and work samples org. one with teachers, receive lesson
required quarterly. Contact: (866) Academics and More is a Homeschool
plans, textbooks, and teachers’
339-6790, caliva.org, or k12.com. Delphinus School of Natural History Helper class for 7th-8th grade at
editions for all subjects. Classes,
is a unique, regional, outdoor science Ludwick Community Center in SLO.
Family Partnership is a tuition-free program in San Luis Obispo, for enrichment activities, and field trips
Offered in partnership with City of
K-12 independent study public school elementary through middle school SLO, this class includes a convenient are also offered. Contact: 769-1675.
serving Santa Barbara, San Luis students. Programs are engaging, cost-effective way for students to Homeschool Organizations
Obispo, and Ventura counties. Home interactive, student driven, and gain access to a tutor, community
study charter schools in San Luis designed to foster self-expression involvement, assistance with their Homeschool Association of California
Obispo (1981 Vicente Dr), Morro Bay, and environmental stewardship. school work, time management and is an inclusive organization offering
Solvang, Santa Maria, and Cambria. Contact: delphinusschool.org. organization skills, and more. Contact: campouts, conferences, statewide
Meet with teachers weekly and turn EarthAdventuresForKids.com. support, a website with excerpts
in work samples. Contact: 348-3333 Independent Schools
Public Schools from education code books, and
or fpcharter.org. links. Contact: hsc.org.
Clarity Steiner School in Nipomo
Olive Grove is an independent study offers Waldorf education for first Cambria Montessori Learning California Homeschool Network is
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Obispo (165 Grand Ave), Santa days per week. Contact: 929-6878.
K-6th through the Family the right of parents to educate their
Maria, Lompoc, Los Olivos, and
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Enrichment classes also offered. education for over 25 years. familypartnershipschool.com. 5339 or californiahomeschool.net.
Contact: 543-2701 or sbceoportal. Integrated curriculum founded on Homeschoolers of the Central Coast.
org/losolivos. life experiences, in-depth study, Parkfield Elementary School is
and active immersion in the arts for a one-room school in San Miguel Yahoo! group meeting regularly for
Orcutt Academy Independent Study grades 1-8. Attendance Mon-Thu providing a unique, child-centered interaction and field trips: groups.
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free program offers home study and santaluciaschool.org. instruction, exploration, and about resources to: ccfamilyed@gmail.com.

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