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October 2019

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Child Development ............. 2

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

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

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

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

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

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

Local Resources ............... 20

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

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Child Development
Help Children
disgust, and shame. These are touch, hugs).
reflected in different variations. Evidence suggests that, in the first
For instance, resentment and six months, infants are capable of
violence often stem from anger, experiencing and responding to

Learn to
and anxiety is often associated distress by adopting self-soothing
with fear. behavior such as sucking. Other
Secondary emotions are always studies have found that toddlers

linked to these eight primary develop self-regulation skills in
emotions and reflect our unique infancy and are able to approach
emotional reaction to specific or avoid situations depending on
feelings. These emotions are their emotional impact.

learned from our experiences.
For example, a child who has How you can help
been punished because of a A recent study suggests that
meltdown might feel anxious “listening to recordings of
the next time she gets angry. A play songs can maintain six-
by Sanya Pelini, Ph.D.
child who has been ridiculed for to nine-month-old infants in a
expressing fear might feel shame relatively contented or neutral
the next time he gets scared. state considerably longer than
We are all born with emotions, There is no general consensus In other words, how we react to recordings of infant-directed or
but not all those emotions are about the emotions that are in- our kids’ emotions has an impact adult-directed speech.”
pre-wired into our brains. Kids built verses those learned from on the development of their The study explains that multi-
are born with emotional reactions emotional, social, and cultural emotional intelligence. modal singing is more effective
to conditions or stimuli, such as contexts. It is widely accepted,
crying, frustration, hunger, and however, that the eight primary Emotional invalidation prevents than maternal speech for calming
pain. But they learn about other in-built emotions are fear, anger, kids from learning how to manage highly aroused 10-month-old
emotions as they grow older. sadness, joy, interest, surprise, their emotions. When we teach infants. It also suggests that play
kids to identify their emotions, we songs (“The Wheels on the Bus”
give them a framework that helps for instance) are more effective
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© to explain how they feel, which than lullabies at reducing distress.
makes it easier for them to deal
with those emotions in a socially
appropriate way. By the time they turn one, infants
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Child Development
OLDER Children
Kids experience many emotions
during the childhood years.
Many secondary emotions come The Village Salon
into play at this age as a child’s
emotions are either validated or October is
invalidated, influencing future
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are able to adopt strategies to about expressing emotions in a
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instance, they are able to distance three-phase process that involves
themselves from the things that on the Temporal Dynamics of Affective in Children with Different Attachment Histories:
teaching children to identify Expression. Child Development, 69: 359–374. The First Three Years. Child Development, 72:
upset them. emotions, helping them identify doi:10.1111/j.1467-8624.1998.tb06195.x 474–490. doi:10.1111/1467-8624.00291
what triggers those emotions, Maughan, A. and Cicchetti, D. (2002), Impact
How you can help and teaching them to manage of Child Maltreatment and Interadult Violence
Sanya Pelini holds a Ph.D. in educational
on Children’s Emotion Regulation Abilities
those emotions by themselves. and Socioemotional Adjustment. Child
research. She transforms her educational
Situation selection, modification, research into practical tools and resources
When we teach kids that their Development, 73: 1525–1542. doi:10.1111/1467-
to inform parenting choices. Sanya is
and distraction are the best 8624.00488
emotions are valid, we help them the author of the Ebook Fifteen Days to
strategies to help kids deal Kochanska, G. (2001), Emotional Development Independent Kids.
view what they feel as normal and
with anger and fear at this
age, according to research. In
other words, helping toddlers Modeling appropriate behavior
avoid distressing situations or is also important during the
distracting them from those childhood years. The best way
situations is one of the most to teach your child to react to
effective emotion-regulation anger appropriately is to show
strategies. her how. Evidence suggests that
kids pick up our emotions, and
As they grow older, toddlers
that those exposed to many
can be taught to handle those
negative emotions are more likely
situations by themselves. Indeed,
to struggle.
they are capable of understanding
different emotions and of Ultimately, helping kids manage
learning different self-regulation their emotions must begin by
methods that can help them deal validating those emotions and
with difficult situations. Providing providing an environment in
toddlers with an appropriate which they feel safe to express
framework can help them learn them. As several studies have
how to manage those emotions shown, kids who feel safe are
by themselves. more likely to develop and use
appropriate emotion regulation
Naming emotions also helps
skills to deal with difficult feelings.
toddlers learn that emotions are
normal. Every day opportunities Kochanska, G., Coy, K. C. and Murray, K. T.
provide occasions to talk to kids (2001), The Development of Self-Regulation in
about emotions: “He sure looks the First Four Years of Life. Child Development,
72: 1091–1111. doi:10.1111/1467-8624.0033 6
angry.” “Why do you think he
Trehub, S. E., Ghazban, N. and Corbeil, M.
looks so sad?” (2015), Musical affect regulation in infancy.
Ann. N.Y. Acad. Sci., 1337: 186–192. doi:10.1111/
Of course, toddlers also learn nyas.12622
about managing their emotions Buss, K. A. and Goldsmith, H. H. (1998), Fear
by watching us. and Anger Regulation in Infancy: Effects

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Library Voice
Check It Out:
October Happenings
by Rebecca Juretic

Free Museum Passes! for the existing slate of museum

Your library card has a fantastic passes offered and hope to build
new benefit! Discover & Go is this program with additional local
a new program that offers free community partners and cultural
and low-cost digital passes to institutions.”
California museums, science To obtain a pass, go to slolibrary.
centers, zoos, theatres, and other Log in with
cultural destinations. your library card credentials and
San Luis Obispo Railroad Museum browse for passes by date or
is among the current Discover & attractions. Make your reservation
Go attractions, and more San and print or download your pass
Luis Obispo County destinations shortly before your visit. You can
will be added in the coming have two active reservations per
months. Other partners include adult library card.
California Academy of Sciences, If you do not use a reserved
Santa Cruz Museum of Arts and pass, the unused pass will count
Sciences, Cartoon Art Museum, towards your limit unless it is
Sacramento Children's Museum, canceled. Remember that once
Exploratorium, Museum of the you print or download your Literary Pumpkin Decorating – imagination and creativity in all
American Indian, Napa Valley pass, you cannot cancel your Arroyo Grande & Nipomo of us. Come join your friends at
Wine Train, Bay Area Discovery reservation. Each pass is non- Get your family into the fall spirit Oceano Library in a make-and-
Museum, de Young Museum, transferable and a valid ID is by decorating a pumpkin as your take Halloween craft activity
Marine Mammal Center, required to redeem it. to celebrate this favorite fall
favorite book character. Projects
CuriOdyssey, and many others. holiday. Sponsored by Altrusa
Institutions that are interested must represent a book character International of San Luis Obispo
For a full list of attractions, go in partnering with County of SLO and can be decorated with paint, County. For school-aged children.
to the library website and login Library Discover & Go program, markers, glue or any other craft
to: slolibrary.discoverandgo. or people who would like to items. No carved entries will be Bats in the Library! – October 26,
net. “Free digital museum passes know more can email: tickets@ accepted. Entries will be accepted 1:00 pm, Morro Bay or visit the website until October 19 , and then the
can open the door to education Melinda Alvarado of Pacific
and entertainment for families at: public will vote on favorites. All Wildlife Care will educate
that might not have those ages are welcome to participate. everyone on bats. She will bring
Halloween at the Library
opportunities otherwise,” noted Halloween Costume Exchange – in a live bat to share. This is a very
Margaret Kensinger-Klopfer, The library calendar is fully packed October 12, 3:00 pm, Cambria informative program for all ages,
Coordinating Youth Services with Fall and Halloween-themed and fun as well!
Librarian. “We are really excited events in October, including: Not sure what to do with your
child's gently-used costume Pumpkin Painting – October 30
from last year? Drop it off at & 31, 1:00-3:00 pm, San Miguel
the Cambria Library! Not sure All ages are invited to get creative
what your child is going to be and paint a pumpkin to take
for Halloween this year? Come home! All supplies provided.
to the Costume Exchange day
on October 12! There will be an Trick or Treat @ LOL – October
assortment of costumes and 31, 10:00 am – 7:00 pm, Los Osos
accessories for preschoolers Come into the library with a
through teens to choose from. costume and trick or treat at our
It's fun, affordable, and good for desk to receive a treat! All ages
the Earth. Costume donation is are welcome.
not required to participate.
Halloween Crafts for Kids – Rebecca Juretic is a freelance writer and Public
October 24, 4:00 pm, Oceano Relations Consultant for the San Luis Obispo
County Libraries. Rebecca can be reached at:
Halloween can bring out the

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Family Life
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slowly shifting your child’s nap more adjustment time. Switch
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November 3rd is the day! The have a little one that normally or 30 minute increments. If your for those who don’t get around
first Sunday in November means wakes at 6:00 am, they will now child normally takes a nap at 1:00 to readjusting a child’s schedule
a change from Daylight Saving be waking at 5:00 am! That is no pm, two or three days before the (I have done this many times
Time back to Standard Time. fun. time change, put him down at 1:15 myself). It might take a few days,
It’s time to fall back (adjust So, what can parents do to ease or 1:30 pm. If your child normally but your child will adjust!
clocks from 1:59 am to 1:00 am), their child’s transition to a new goes to bed at 7:00 pm, make
On Sunday evening, try your best
and enjoy more daylight in the sleep schedule? “Fall back” tends bedtime 7:15 or 7:30 pm. Then, by
to help your child make it to their
morning. to be a little tougher to manage the time Sunday comes around, it
normal bedtime. If he is utterly
than “spring forward,” but it will won’t be a huge change.
Before you had children, the time exhausted, it’s okay to let him fall
all come together. Your child will probably wake asleep 15-20 minutes early. Use
change wasn’t that big of a deal.
In fact, you probably loved the A couple of days before the time early on that Sunday morning, so your best judgment.
extra hour of sleep. But, if you change, you may want to start try and keep her in dim lighting Please remember that every child
for the first hour after waking, to
help her body clock reset. is different. Some kids take the
time change in stride, and others
We all have a circadian rhythm or take a few days to fully adjust.
body clock. The word circadian Just be patient, and it will all fall
means approximately 24 hours. back into place.
Our bodies go through a series
of changes each day at certain If you have a toddler, a sleep clock
times, including hormone (such as My Tot Clock) with time-
releases, temperature and heart set colored lights can be very
rate fluctuations, etc. We also helpful in letting her know when
have “sleepy awake” and “alert it is okay to get up for the day.
awake” stages. That is why Human bodies love routine, so if
parents concentrate on the timing you are consistent, your child’s
of naps and bedtime. When a internal sleep clock will ease
baby naps in tune with his body through the transition. Happy
clock, it allows him to fall asleep fall!
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eating. If you do not adjust your their clocks because Daylight
child’s clock, the rhythms of the Saving Time changes provide a
sun and your daily activities (such convenient reminder.
as meals) will eventually reset her
A working smoke detector more
clock. than doubles your family’s chance
Before November 1st, do what of surviving a home fire.
you can to ease your child into
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Family Life
Several animals are symbols of Haslam
Halloween, such as bats, black cats, • All New Crafts for Halloween by
owls, and spiders. The bat is a good Kathy Ross
luck omen in China and symbolizes • Fun-to-Make Crafts for Halloween
a long and happy life. But in olden edited by Tom Daning
times, people thought that the dead
came back in the form of a bat, and Good books for reading:
that bats indicated a presence of • The story of the Halloween Symbols
ghosts or spirits. Bats are nocturnal by Edna Barth
(only fly at night). When they sleep • The Story of Halloween by Carol
in the day, they drape their wings Greene
around their bodies like a cloak.
Adults might like:
The black cat is synonymous with • Halloween: 101 Frightfully Fun Ideas
by Steven Smith a witch flying on a broomstick. by Better Homes and Gardens
Some people believed that cats Books (Ideas for decorating
were liaisons between witches and pumpkins, goodies, decorations,
Fall is a magical time of year, especially Originally, the purpose for wearing a
the devil, and that witches could clever costumes, parties, spooky
October 31st. Kids love carving costume was to disguise oneself as
transform themselves into a black masks, how tos and instructions,
pumpkins into Jack-O-Lanterns and a formidable spirit to ward off other
cat. Since cats can see in the dark step-by-step directions on how to
dressing in costumes to go trick-or- harmful spirits. While scary costumes
and move silently, they seem to be a do things)
treating. Store windows are full of used to be the norm, today children
perfect creature for mystery. Owls, • The Big Book of Halloween by
ghosts, witches and ghouls, and scary dress up in all sorts of costumes. The
another nocturnal creature, have Laura Dover Doran
movies proliferate on television. Halloween Program Sourcebook has
been associated with death. The • You can Carve Fantastic Jack-O-
great ideas for kid’s costumes and
mournful “who who” sound of the Lanterns by Rhonda Massingham
The tradition of Halloween originated instructions on how to make them.
owl can be scary on a moonless night. Hart
from an old Celtic spirit festival,
Long ago, people believed owls • Scary Scenes for Halloween by Jill
which marked the beginning of If you’re on a budget, you can
could swoop down on Halloween Williams Grover
the Celtic New Year. In ancient make a number of costumes from
night and eat the souls of the dying. • Matthew Mead’s Monster Book of
days, this holiday was known as a white bed sheet. For more
“Samhain,” named after the Celtic ideas, check sites like: familyfun. Halloween by Matthew Mead.
Spiders are universally frightening,
Lord of the Dead. Families honored so it is no wonder that they have a
their ancestors’ spirits by offering kids-costumes, familycrafts.about. There are also many scary movies for
connection to Halloween. Spiders older children and adults.
gifts to Samhain. It was also a night com/cs/halloweentheme/a/091399. were thought to have supernatural
when ghosts and demons returned html, or • The Legend of Sleepy Hollow
powers. One reason that spiders • Dracula
to the earth to make mischief. The halloween.html. might be viewed as diabolical is that
Celts donned masks and dressed in • Frankenstein
they have an ability to create a strong • The Mummy
costumes to disguise themselves and The Jack-O-Lantern originated from web of beautiful geometric designs
trick the spirits. Traditional Celtic an Irish tale about a man named • The Goonies (funnier than scary)
to catch their prey.
customs included pumpkin carving Stingy Jack, who was so bad he
and trick-or-treating. could not go to Heaven. In hell, he This Halloween, when you are out and
Get into the Halloween spirit by about, keep a watchful eye for Stingy
played too many tricks. Since Jack reading books.
The early Roman Catholic Church had nowhere to go, he was forced to Jack and his retinue of ghouls. Enjoy
Fantastic read-aloud books for a safe and happy family celebration!
named the holiday “Halloween,” wander through eternity. He owned younger children include:
which means “All Hallows’ Eve” – the a lantern, so the locals named him • Zen Ghosts by Jon J. Muth
night before “All Saints’ Day.” The Jack-O-Lantern. In Ireland, people • Scared Silly by James Howe
name comes from the old English hollowed out turnips, carved scary Steven Smith is a resident of San Luis
• Trick or Treat by Bill Martin Obispo and a graduate of CSU Long Beach
word “hallow” (meaning holy or faces into them, and set candles with a degree in Creative Writing. Steven
sacred) and the contraction of inside to scare away Stingy Jack. Some fun craft books for children: is a painter/muralist and freelance writer. His
“evening” to “e’en.” When the Irish came to America, art can be viewed at
• Witches, Pumpkins, and Grinning sloartiststevensmith. Contact Steven at:
they started using pumpkins. Ghosts: Spooky Fun by Marion
Today, Halloween carries on some of
the same traditions of long ago when Colors, symbols, and creatures,
kids decorated pumpkins, carved as well as traditions, legends,
Jack-O-Lanterns, bobbed for apples, and rituals all play a role in today’s
and wore costumes to trick-or-treat. Halloween. In ancient times, black
Following is more about some of the stood for death and night, and
traditions and legends surrounding orange stood for harvest and the fire
the Halloween celebration. used to keep demons away.

In old Ireland, people believed in Creatures associated with Halloween

ghosts. Irish farmers went to the include: witches; skeletons; ghosts;
homes of rich people and asked for goblins (known in France as mysterious
food. If they offered no food, the household spirits who like children and
farmers played tricks on them, often wine); werewolves, and vampires.
under the guise of ghostly mischief. The most famous vampire is Count
In the past, wealthy families would Dracula, modeled after Vlad the
give “soul cakes,” which were a III, Prince of Wallachia, from the
type of pastry. Today, the threat of Transylvania region of 15th century
“trick or treat” has become a friendly Romania. He was known for impaling
request for candy as kids dress up enemies on stakes, which earned him
and visit neighborhoods. the nickname Vlad the Impaler.

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Local History
History Homework by Guy Crabb

School is back in session thoughout this is one of the few pyramids

the central coast and teachers have in the great state of California,
started assigning homework, much which makes this one of your most
to the chagrin of their students. interesting picture locations. In
Since I am in the mood, I would like 1905, Fred Adolphus Dorn had this
to give my readers a homework 25-foot-tall memorial built in honor
assignment that will be fun and of his wife and newly born son. high. Lots of people live here, so mysteriously included in the rock
exciting. When shool homework is They both died due to a very difficult take your picture on the sidewalk in wall that is part of the Mission.
done, take a picture of yourself as childbirth. The monument is built front of the building. This building
you begin this Argonaut adventure. of granite quarried near Porterville, was constructed in the late 1880s at 6.____ OK, OK if you insist--your last
California. In later years, Mr. Dorn the corner of Monterey and Morro. assignment is to take a picture in
Here’s the assignment: go to as Bubble Gum Alley. This is one area
remarried and had several children It was originally known as the Call
many of the following historical in town that always grosses me out.
and lived in the San Francisco area, Building. A few years past, Mr. Call
places as you can this month. As Bubble Gum Alley started years ago
where he died and is buried. There decided to move this building to
you complete this assignment, snap when local high school kids had a
is a great ghost story that goes Osos Street and build a new Call
a picture of yourself in front of one rivalry with students from Cal Poly.
along with the pyramid too, but I Building (where Bladerunner Salon
or more of these incredible places Each group would write a message
have told that tale before. You can is now located). It was used as a
and send it to me. with gum and soon there were
easily see the Oddfellows Cemetery hotel with lots of business from
Here are the historic buildings you monument from Higuera Street or gum messages all over the walls.
train passengers. People continue
can visit: from Elk’s Lodge parking lot. The alley was cleaned on a few
to rent rooms to this day.
occasions in the 1970s, and the idea
1____ Dallidet Adobe: This is one of 3.____ San Luis Obispo Train Depot. of cleaning off the walls comes up
Park the car, walk into the train 5.____ The Wall. I am not talking
those wonderful historic locations every now and then. It has become
station, and step back in time. The about the walls of Bubble Gum Alley,
that you hear about, but either such a fun tourist attraction, it may
building looks and feels old. I have but something more historic—
can’t or simply have not taken the never be cleaned again. You can
taken the train from this depot on not a lot of people even know it’s
time to find. This home was built take your picture anywhere within
several occasions. I love coming there. The Wall I am referring to
in the mid-1850s by a Frenchman the alley, but, for heaven’s sake, do
here to take a short trip to Santa is the last remaining piece of the
named Pierre Hyppolite Dallidet. not touch the wall. Yuck!
Barbara for the night and back original Mission wall. The Mission
He planted a vineyard nearby and
home the next day. The original that we see today has been rebuilt Please include your name with
created beautiful gardens in other
building was built around 1894. It over many years. I would guess your photos, and email your
sections of his property. You will
has been remodeled a few times this is one of the oldest pieces of homework to crabbx5@charter.
find it hard to pick out one great
over the years, but it still retains the San Luis Obispo history, and yet net. I can’t wait to see what
background setting for your photo,
feel of yesteryear. the Wall is hardly noticed by visitors type of history adventurers we
because there are so many. The
or locals. The Wall is behind the have here on the central coast.
address is 1185 Pacific Street, near
If you are lucky, a train may pull up History Center at the corner of Have a great school year!
for a few minutes before heading Broad and Monterey. You can step
2.____ Dorn Pyramid on lower down to Santa Barbara and finally off the sidewalk and walk up to the
Guy Crabb retired after teaching over 32 years,
Higuera Street. As far as I know, to Los Angeles. Take your picture Wall to take a great picture. While most recently at Charles E. Teach Elementary
on any side of the building because at the Wall, turn around and look School in San Luis Obispo. He was selected
as San Luis Coastal Unified School District
you can get a cool shot from at the Mission and see if you can Teacher of the Year for 2006-2007. Reach him
anywhere. I do recommend taking find the religious symbol that was at
that overnighter to Santa Barbara,
because you can walk to several
nice hotels that are located close to
the train station.
4.____ The Establishment at 103
Santa Barbara Street. This place is
easy to find, especially if you enjoy
getting one of the best sandwiches
in town. If you go to Gus’s on Osos
Street and sit down to enjoy eating
your lunch, you can look across the
street and see The Establishment.
It’s big and green and two stories

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Crawling Buzzard-Monkeys E. If you’re born to crawl, you C–2-I wood. Those who arrived on time
can’t fly. D – 1 - IV received a nick. It’s intriguing that
Often, idioms act as advice or we don’t refer to those arriving
sage observation, and it should be E – 5 - II late as nickless, nick-free, or
1. Dutch
no surprise that multiple cultures unnicked.
might have the same things to 2. Italian Traceable Idioms
say to future generations. This 3. Spanish Pillar to post – Criminals were
week’s post takes a look at one Idioms abound, yet they usually once either pilloried (physically
4. French
English idiom as stated in five have shaky or completely restrained for public humiliation)
other languages. The English 5. Russian untraceable origins. Hard- or tied to a post and whipped. The
idiom of the day is You can’t make working word sleuths have even less fortunate were dragged
a silk purse out of a sow’s ear. uncovered the origins of only a from one of these two forms of
I. fare le nozze con I fichi secchi
fraction of English idioms. Here torture to the other, sometimes
Below are three lists: II. rozhdennyj polzat letat ne are a few. multiple times. In time, from
mozhet pillory to post morphed into from
each idiom loosely translated
into English III. aunque la mona se vista de Point blank – the term appears to pillar to post.
seda, mona se queda come from French, point blanc, a
the language from which each term in which the blanc refers to Peeping Tom – apparently when
idiom hails, and IV. al draagt een aap een
the white circle in the center of the famous (or infamous) Lady
gouden ring, het is en blijft
each idiom in its original tongue a target and point means exactly Godiva rode through the streets
that – aim. without a stitch on, the one chap
However, I’ve changed up the V. on ne peut faire d’une buse who ogled her and got caught
order in each list. Your task is to un épervier Slush fund – The masts of sailing doing so was named Tom. Some
match each translated idiom with ships were once maintained by sources suggest that neither
its original language and wording: Make a list of your corresponding rubbing slush into the wood. This Tom’s peeping nor his punishment
letter, Arabic number, and Roman slush was the waste grease from (going blind) was part of the
A. You can’t turn a buzzard numeral. Let me know how well the galley. After a ship’s masts original tale, but the addition
into a sparrowhawk.
you did and what you have to say were happily greased, the cook appears to be the origin of this
B. A monkey in silk is still a about sow’s ears, or silk-wearing could sell the remaining grease, idiom.
monkey. monkeys, or even dried figs. which put money in his pocket –
C. To celebrate a wedding with money he could spend however Many thanks to sources:, Adam
dried figs. And the answers are... he liked; his slush fund. Jacot de Boinod’s Toujours Tingo, Learning
English with Idioms, Phrase Finder, Etymonline,
D. Even if the monkey wears a A–4-V the OED, and Jordan Almond’s Dictionary of
golden ring it remains ugly. B – 3 - III Dull as dishwater – Oddly, this Word Origins.
is a fishing term. Fishing in a
pond, river, lake, or bay wasn’t
dull at all, but fishing in a ditch
rarely produced a fish, and was
therefore, tedious. The idiom
appears to originally have been
dull as ditchwater, or dull as
fishing in ditch water. In time, it
changed to the idiom we know

Nick of time – During the Middle

Ages, attendance at church and CS Perryess writes for teens, narrates audio
books, and ponders the wonder of words in a
university was taken by carving foggy little town on California’s central coast.
One form of 4-headed Pillory tally marks, or nicks, in a piece of Find more at,
or reach him at

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October 4th to 6th
San Luis Obispo County
Details and schedules:

Fun for the

Whole Family!
• Model Train Displays • History Programs
• Train Rides • Railroad Presentations
• SLO Farmers Market booth with Kid Activities • Rail Safety Presentations
• Children’s Area at SLORRM • Displays of Historic Rail Equipment
• Railroad Story Times at SLO County Libraries • Railroad Art and Photos

S k e l e t o n Sat u r day
October 19th , 2019 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Morro Bay State Park
Museum of Natural History
20 State Park Road, Morro Bay

Enjoy interactive displays, games with prizes, puzzles,

workshops, owl pellet dissection and art projects;
Adult admission: $3.
all centered around skeletons Kids under 18 & CCSPA members: Free

Examine bats to bears, fish to fowl, sharks to seals, and For more information, call: (805) 772-2694
complete whale, dolphin, and sea otter skeletons! Or visit:

Central Coast Family • October 2019 • • Page 16

October 2019 Free Ongoing Events
4 5
11:30-2:30pm Nipomo: Monarch Club 2-4:30pm Los Osos: 2nd & Santa Maria 3:00-6:00 pm in Paso Robles City Park 8:30-11am AG Spencers Market 3:00-6:00pm Old Porte Fisheries AG 9:00am-12:30pm Paso Robles Wal Mart 8:00-10:30am SLO Promenade
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
Birthstone: LIBRARY STORYTIME: 10:30 AT,
10:30 AG, 11:00 NI
10:10 SLO, 10:15 CAM,10:30 AT, 10:30
4:00-8:00pm Avila Beach Promenade 9:00am-1:00pm Shell Bch Dinosaur Caves
12:00-2:30pm AG Village Gazebo
5:00-8:00pm Pismo, Main St & Dolliver
October is: Opal world
vegetarian day
AG,10:30 LO, 11:00 CAY, 11:30 SMG
2:30-5:30pm Morro Bay 800 Main St
Adopt-a-Shelter-Animal Month SLO CO GENEALOGICAL SOCIETY
Computer Learning Month 1st SAT 12:30am IOOF Hall SLO
Family History Month national golf day
National Apple Month Flower: card making day
National Clock Month
National Roller Skating Month
Bullying Prevention Month teacher
National Stamp Collecting Month day

11:30-2:30pm Nipomo: Monarch Club 2-4:30pm Los Osos: 2nd & Santa Maria 3:00-6:00 pm in Paso Robles City Park 8:30-11am AG Spencers Market 3:00-6:00pm Old Porte Fisheries AG 9:00am-12:30pm Paso Robles Wal Mart 8:00-10:30am SLO Promenade
3:00-6:00pm Grover Bch Ramona Pk LIBRARY STORYTIME: 10:10 SLO 12:30-4:30pm Santa Maria Town Ctr 2:30-5:00pm Spencers Morro Bay 10:00am-12:30pm Cayucos Vets Hall 9:00am-12:30pm Templeton City Park
3:00-6:00pm AT Sunken Gardens 6:00-9:00pm Downtown SLO 2:30-5:30pm Cambria Main St Vets Hall 9:00am-1:00pm Paso Downtown Park
national 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
Flower AG,10:30 LO, 11:00 CAY, 11:30 SMG LIBRARY STORYTIME: 10:30 LO
2:30-5:30pm Morro Bay 800 Main St
day take your teddy bear LIBRARY STORYTIME: 11:00 AG
thomas edison
shows 1st motion to work day
national costume
picture (in 1889) swap day
(Born in 1884)
child health day

11:30-2:30pm Nipomo: Monarch Club 2-4:30pm Los Osos: 2nd & Santa Maria 3:00-6:00 pm in Paso Robles City Park 8:30-11am AG Spencers Market 3:00-6:00pm Old Porte Fisheries AG 9:00am-12:30pm Paso Robles Wal Mart 8:00-10:30am SLO Promenade
3:00-6:00pm Grover Bch Ramona Pk LIBRARY STORYTIME: 10:10 SLO 12:30-4:30pm Santa Maria Town Ctr 2:30-5:00pm Spencers Morro Bay 10:00am-12:30pm Cayucos Vets Hall 9:00am-12:30pm Templeton City Park
3:00-6:00pm AT Sunken Gardens 6:00-9:00pm Downtown SLO 2:30-5:30pm Cambria Main St Vets Hall 9:00am-1:00pm Paso Downtown Park
indigenous 4:00-8:00pm Avila Beach Promenade 9:00am-1:00pm Shell Bch Dinosaur Caves
people’s day national face 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 2:30-5:30pm Morro Bay 800 Main St
your fears day LIBRARY STORYTIME: 10:30 LO

black poetry day thomas edison

national grouch day (honoring Jupiter Hammon, 1st demonstrated
Boss’s day
African-American published poet) electric light
(in 1879)
world food day
sweetest day
FULL MOON BE bald & free day
dictionary day
alaska day

11:30-2:30pm Nipomo: Monarch Club 2-4:30pm Los Osos: 2nd & Santa Maria 3:00-6:00 pm in Paso Robles City Park 8:30-11am AG Spencers Market 3:00-6:00pm Old Porte Fisheries AG 9:00am-12:30pm Paso Robles Wal Mart 8:00-10:30am SLO Promenade
3:00-6:00pm Grover Bch Ramona Pk LIBRARY STORYTIME: 10:10 SLO 12:30-4:30pm Santa Maria Town Ctr 2:30-5:00pm Spencers Morro Bay 10:00am-12:30pm Cayucos Vets Hall 9:00am-12:30pm Templeton City Park
3:00-6:00pm AT Sunken Gardens 6:00-9:00pm Downtown SLO 2:30-5:30pm Cambria Main St Vets Hall 9:00am-1:00pm Paso Downtown Park
LIBRARY STORYTIME: 10:30 AT, LIBRARY STORYTIME: 10:00 MB, 4:00-8:00pm Avila Beach Promenade 9:00am-1:00pm Shell Bch Dinosaur Caves
mickey mantle’s 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
birthday (Born in 1931) AG,10:30 LO, 11:00 CAY, 11:30 SMG LIBRARY STORYTIME: 10:30 LO
2:30-6:00pm Morro Bay 800 Main St
national mole day
pablo picasso’s
birthday (Born in 1881)

national nut day

national stuttering
awareness day united nations day International red
cross organized
(In 1863)

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
mother in law 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
statue of liberty’s AG,10:30 LO, 11:00 CAY, 11:30 SMG LIBRARY STORYTIME: 10:30 LO
2:30-5:30pm Morro Bay 800 Main St
birthday LIBRARY STORYTIME: 11:00 AG
navy day (gift from France in 1886) john adam’s
(Born in 1735) halloween

candy corn day

NEW MOON organization day

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Local Resources
9:00 pm. Contact: 260-4154. Pumpkin patch, fresh produce,
and fruit orchard. Open
Brookshire Farms, 4747 Los Osos daily. Contact: 927-3140 or
Valley Rd, Los Osos: Pumpkin
patch, harvest produce, eggs,
family corn maze, hay rides, Oak Flat Pumpkin Patch, 4760
slides, bounce pillow, corn Oak Flat Rd, Paso Robles: Pumpkin
cannon, rubber duck races, farm patch (gathered), child - sized hay
animals, restrooms, and field bale maze, fresh produce, snacks
trips. Open daily. Contact: 549- and refreshments, restrooms,
8733 or picnic area, pony rides. Open
weekends 10:00 am-6:00 pm.
Cal Poly SLO Fruits & Crops, Contact: 237-9560.
Highland Drive off of Hwy 1, San

Pumpkin Patches Luis Obispo: Pumpkin patch-pick River K Pumpkin Patch and
in the field, corn maze, haunted Corn Maze, 7325 N River Road,
corn maze, u-pick apples, Paso Robles: Pumpkin patch
Elle Rose Photography
produce, honey from hives on u-pick, corn maze, horse-drawn
the farm, restrooms, school hayrides, picnic area, school
Avila Valley Barn, 560 Avila Valley 9:00 am-6:00 pm. Contact: 595- tours. Open SAT 10:00 am-1:00 tours. Open daily 9:00 am-dusk.
Drive, San Luis Obispo: Fresh 2810 or pm. Free parking. Contact: Contact: 467-3737.
produce, pumpkin patch (u-pick 756-2224 or
in the field or gathered), straw Big League Produce, 1603 So. programs/organic_farm.html. San Marcos Ranch, 775 San
bale maze, gift shop, snacks and Bradley Rd, Santa Maria - Marcos Rd, Paso Robles:
refreshments, restrooms, picnic Pumpkins (8 varieties) in shop Cheesebrough Farm, 790 Moss Pumpkin patch (u-pick in the field
area, tractor-pulled hay rides, or farmstand, pumpkin patch. Lane, Templeton: Pumpkin or gathered), Fall festival, corn
petting zoo, parking. Open daily Open daily OCT 20-30 10:00 am- patch. Open daily 10:00 am-6:00 maze, child-sized hay bale maze,
pm. This is a working farm with haunted house, restrooms,
fields at different stages, barn, picnic area, pony rides, farm
tractors, small cattle operation. animals. Open MON-SUN 10:00
Farm stand and pumpkin am-dusk. Contact: 467-3315.
patch available during October
only. Contact: 434-0843 or SLO Creek Farms, 6455 Monte
Rd, San Luis Obispo – Pumpkins
Dos Pasos Ranch, 4330 Santa in the farmstand or pick in the
Rosa Creek Road, Cambria: field, pick-your-own apples,
DRAC IN THE Pumpkins, gourds, and other tractor-pulled hay rides, honey,
SADDLE AGAIN produce at unmanned farm porta-potties,
Open everyday
stand. Open weekends 9:00 am-
By Steve Lovett 5:00 pm. Contact: 924-1008. pm. Contact: (702) 245-3135 or
Jack Creek Farms, 5000 Hwy
September 26 - November 17 46 West, Templeton: Organic Sunny Acres Pumpkin Patch,
pumpkins, pumpkin patch 10660 Los Osos Valley Rd, San
Wednesday - Sunday (u-pick in the field or gathered), Luis Obispo: Families can choose
Fall festival, child-sized haybale their own pumpkins grown on-
Followed by the fun filled maze, honey from hives on site and support community
the farm, gift shop, snacks and recovery programs. Prices start
CLASSIC COMEDY Vaudeville Review at $1 – cheapest in SLO! Contact:
refreshments, restrooms, picnic
area, farm animals, birthday
For information or tickets, go to:
parties, school tours. Open MON-SAT 10:00 am-6:00 pm The Tiny Trotters - Pony Rides,
or call: (805) 489-2499 (except WED), SUN 11:00 am- 2210 Cimarron Way, Los Osos:
6:00 pm. Contact: 238-3799 or
Wagon rides, pony rides, birthday
The Great American Melodrama parties, shows and school tours.
Limited availability – call first to
1863 Front Street in Oceano McCall Farm B&B, 6250 Santa schedule a visit. Contact: 748-
Rosa Creek Road, Cambria: 9158 or

Central Coast Family • October 2019 • • Page 20

Local Resources
1st & 3rd SAT every month at 2:00 pm: FAMILY 2nd THU of every month 6:00-7:00 pm: Grief and adaptive toys for children with all types
MOVIE at Los Osos Library, 2075 Palisades Support Group at Central Coast Hospice, of disabilities to check out. In-home appts
Ave. Enjoy popcorn and a G/PG movie. Call for 253 Granada Dr, Ste D, San Luis Obispo. Free available. Cost: free! Contact: 547-1914 or
title. Cost: free. Contact: 528-1862. group for anyone suffering the loss of a loved
one who is in need of support. Contact: 540-
2nd FRI every month at 3:00 pm: PAWS TO 6020. Every TUE 2:00-5:00 pm & FRI 4:00-7:00 pm:
Feeling hopeless, desperate, or alone? READ at Los Osos Library, 2075 Palisades Jacks’ Adaptive Toy Lending Library - Jack’s
Concerned for someone you care about? Ave. Come share your stories with an adoring 2nd SAT of every month FEB-NOV at 9:00 Helping Hand at Pat’s Place in Nipomo
listener. Cost: free. Contact: 528-1862. am: Santa Maria Parks & Rec Dept offers free Recreation Community Rm, 671 W Tefft St,
docent-led nature walks in Los Flores Ranch, Ste 2, Nipomo.  Toys for kids with all types
Every WED 3:00-4:00 pm: PAWS TO READ at 6271 Dominion Rd, Santa Maria. Cost: free. of disabilities to check out. In-home appts
Los Osos Library, 2075 Palisades Ave. Read to Contact: 925-0951. avail. Cost-free! Contact: 547-1914 or www.
a dog who loves to listen to children. Cost:
free. Contact: 528-1862. 2nd MON every month 6:30-8:00 pm:
Suicide Prevention Caregiver Support Group at Cayucos Every TUE 5:30-6:30 pm: Citizenship Classes
Mental Health and Every SUN 12:00-4:00 pm: Family Funday at Community Church, Ocean Ave & S 3rd St. at SLO County Library, 995 Palm St, SLO.
Bang the Drum Brewery, 950 Orcutt Rd, San
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: or 781-4187.
Confidential and craft beer available for sale. Contact:
24 hours of every day or 242-8372. Every MON 10:00 am-2:00 pm: Remain Every FRI at 7:00 pm: Senior Ballroom
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.
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
stock, and a diorama to explore. Cost: free. Morro Bay, 835 Main St.  Relax and unwind Santa Maria. Childcare is provided.  Contact:
Contact: 714-4927. with the new adult coloring books. Cost: free. 934-3491 or 1st THU every month at 6:15 pm: Commission
Contact: or 772-2504. on the Status of Women meets at Coast
Every TUE & THU: Youth Aikido Classes at Every TUE 3:00-6:00 pm & FRI 3:00-5:30 pm: National Bank, 500 Marsh St, SLO. This
Budo Ryu, 3536 S Higuera St, San Luis Obispo. Every MON 2:00-5:00 pm: Historic Teen Wellness Program at Arroyo Grande
Architectural Tour at the Monday Club, 1815 official advisory group to SLO County Board
Kids have fun, stay fit, make friends, gain life EOC Health Services Clinic, 1152 E Grand
Monterey St, SLO. The Monday Club of SLO of Supervisors identifies issues of concern
skills, and learn to deal with bullies without Ave. Health services, including reproductive
is offering free docent-led tours. Cost: free. to women that are not the focus of other
becoming one. Aiki-Mites (age 4-6) class health, in a safe environment to screen,
Contact: advocacy or advisory organizations. Contact:
is 3:00 pm TUE. Aiki-Kids (age 7-12) TUE & assess, and provide intervention. Appts
or 541-0594. 788-3406.
THU at 4:00 pm. Pre-registration only. Cost: preferred. Contact: 489-4026.
$50-75/mo. Contact: 544-8866 or www. Every THU at 10:15 am: Tiny Tunes Music & Morro Bay Museum of Natural History 1st WED every month at 9:00 am: Senior Adventures With Nature & Mind Walks
Movement at Music Motive, 3440 S Higuera Health Screening at First United Methodist
St #130, SLO. This parent participation schedule is at:
Every WED 10:00-11:00 am: Growing With Church, 275 N Halcyon Rd, Arroyo Grande.
Baby Class at 1230 Marsh St, San Luis Obispo. program for ages 1-5 includes activities based Free and low-cost services for ages 50 Central Coast Commission for Senior Citizens
Pediatric nurse practitioner and lactation on music psychology and child development. and older: blood pressure, pulse, weight, offers many free services: Senior Connection
consultant Andrea Herron answers questions Cost: $80 per mo. Contact: 543-0377. cholesterol, screening for anemia and for connecting callers with local resources;
about feeding, crying, and sleep for babies 2nd FRI every month at 1:00 pm: Book Group diabetes, nutritional counseling, and medical one on one Medicare assistance, advice and
0-10 months. Dads are always welcome! Call at Cayucos Library, 310 B St. Join other referrals. Contact: 481-2692 or 788-0827. referrals for long term care, and help with
to reserve a spot. Contact: 543-6988. readers to discuss whatever you’re reading billing and appeals; Vial of Life kits with
1st WED every month at 12:00 pm: Disabled medical info for emergency responders; a
Every TUE 7:00-9:00 pm & SAT 2:00-4:00 pm: and to discover, ponder, and share insights American Veterans luncheon at Veterans
Basic Safety Class at SLO MakerSpace, 81 S about what others are reading. Cost: free. Senior Resource Directory for SLO and SB
Memorial Bldg, 313 W Tunnell St, Santa Maria. counties, and more. Contact: 925-9554 or
Higuera St, Ste 160 & 180, San Luis Obispo. Contact: 995-3846. Contact: 345-0402.
This course gets you acquainted with the
Every THU 6:30-9:30 pm: SLO Chess Club Every WED 5:30-7:00 pm: Widowed Support
space and equipment. All are required to take meets at Carl’s Jr on Santa Rosa St, 1 block Hospice of SLO County provides free grief
this class before using any part of the facility. Group at New Life Church, 990 James Way, counseling, individual and family support,
W of Foothill, across from Cal-Poly. All ages. Rm 14, Pismo Beach. Offered by Hospice of
See website for specific dates and other Cost: free. Contact: 441-7210 or counseling, crisis intervention, and wellness
classes. Cost: free for MakerSpace Members SLO Co. Contact: 544-2266 or education to those with a life-limiting illness,
and SLO County Library Cardholders. Contact: Every SAT 10:00 am-2:00 pm: SLO Chess Every TUE at 7:00 pm: Al-Anon Family their families, and the bereaved in SLO and
439-2727 or Club meets at the big board on Morro Bay Support Group at Luis OASIS Senior Center, Paso. Contact: 544-2266.
Embarcadero at west end of Morro Bay Blvd 420 Soares Ave, Orcutt. Contact: 937-9750.
Every THU 10:00-11:00 am: La Leche League (down the stairs). Cost: free. Contact: 441- Volunteer as a Good Neighbor!   Make a
Mother Support Meetings in North Co, SLO, 7210 or 3rd WED every month at 7:00 pm: How to difference in the life of an older or disabled
AG and SM. Breastfeeding and parenting Survive Divorce seminar at SLO Women’s adult. Training is monthly at Wilshire
support and information offered. Cost: free. 1st & 3rd THU every month 7:00-8:30 pm: Community Center, 1124 Nipomo St #D, SLO. Community Services, 285 South St, Ste J, SLO.
Contact: 242-2294 or Drop-in Dream Group at St. Benedict’s Tips and suggestions for handling family Contact: 547-7025 x 17.
Episcopal Church, 2220 Snowy Egret Ln, Los law issues. Cost: $10. Contact: 544-9313 to
MON-THU 8:30-11:30 am: Walk-In Legal Clinic Osos. This support group is to share dreams Volunteer at San Luis Obispo Museum of Art!
in 3rd Floor Atrium of Courthouse Annex, register. Stop by at 1010 Broad St (Mission Plaza) or
and the relationship between dreams and
1035 Palm St, San Luis Obispo and Paso spiritual path, using Jungian interpretive 4th TUE every month at 5:30 pm: Legal Clinic email for information
Robles Courthouse, 901 Park St, Rm 112. Get assumptions and language and Robert for Self-Represented Litigants at SLO County about multiple volunteer opportunities.
help with divorce, child and spousal support, Johnson’s book Inner Work. Cost: free. Courthouse Law Library, 1050 Monterey
domestic violence, guardianship, civil San Luis Obispo Senior Center offers health
Contact: St, SLO, #125. One-on-one legal advice for screening, legal services, meals, exercise,
harassment, and name or gender change. persons filing divorces w/o an attorney, and
3rd WED of every month at 6:30 pm: bridge, and bingo at 1445 Santa Rosa St.
Every TUE & THU at 1:30 pm: Legal Clinic for a document preparer to assist in completing Contact: 781-7306.
Prepared & Natural Childbirth Classes at Twin court-required forms. Cost: Min $40 donation.
Self-Represented Litigants at the SLO County Cities Community Hospital, 1220 Las Tablas
Courthouse Law Library, 1050 Monterey Contact: 544-9313. Central Coast Astronomical Society sponsors
Rd, Templeton. This six-series class includes a Dark Sky Star Party every month at
St, SLO, #125. One-on-one legal advice for lecture, hands-on demos, and technique RISE offers: weekly drop-In support groups
persons filing divorces w/o an attorney, and Santa Margarita Lake KOA Campground
practice. Cost: free. Contact: 434-4654. for sexual assault survivors; 24 hour crisis at sunset. CCAS sponsors guest speakers
a document preparer to assist in completing line; advocacy; peer counseling; prevention,
court-required forms. Cost: free. Contact: 2nd THU of every month at 6:30 pm: and public education programs. Find the
empowerment and education. Contact: 545- CCAS event calendar, weather condition
788-3418. Breastfeeding Basics at Twin Cities 8888 or
Community Hospital, 1100 Las Tablas Rd, updates, and local resources at: www.
Every TUE & THU at 1:30 pm: Divorce & Child Templeton. Learn about practical aspects Every SAT 11:00 am-3:00 pm: ADOPT A PET at
Support Workshops at SLO Court Support of feeding your newborn from a Lactation Petco, 2051 Theater Dr, in Paso Robles. Cats
Services, 1120 Mill St, Ste A, San Luis Obispo San Luis Coastal Adult School’s Parent
Consultant. Cost: free. Contact: 239-4443. from NCHS and dogs from Short n’ Sweet
and Paso Robles Courthouse, 901 Park St, Participation Program offers Core Parenting
Dog Rescue. Contact: 466-5403.
Paso Robles. Help is provided for divorce, Every THU-FRI 12:00-5:00 pm & SAT 11:00 and Enrichment classes at centers in San Luis
child support, custody and/or visitation am-5:00 pm: Exploration Station Interactive Every MON 2:00-4:00 pm & WED 3:00-5:00 pm: Obispo, Morro Bay, and Los Osos. Parent and
orders. An overview of the legal process is Science Center welcomes families at 867 Jacks’ Adaptive Toy Lending Library-Jack’s child activity classes, individual peer support,
followed by time to prepare forms and ask Ramona Ave, Grover Beach. Cost: $2-3. Helping Hand at Central Coast Gymnastics, 21 and education for parents and caregivers.
questions. Cost: free. Contact: 788-3418. Contact: 473-1421 or Zaca Lane, #100, San Luis Obispo. Traditional Contact: 549-1222 or

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Family Events
Osos Valley Road and Madonna City Farm School Project
Road exits. Admission is free and

Celebrate all ages are welcome.

Come tour the farm, meet the

Horticultural Therapy Project for
the PREPARE program

the Season farmers, and harvest and grill your “On the Farm” field trips for
own ear of corn. Highlights of
the day include a farmers market
elementary school classes

featuring City Farm SLO grown “Farm Box” Project: this new
produce for sale, a pumpkin u-pick educational enterprise involves
patch, hayrides, and live music by high school students in the
singer-songwriter Miss Leo with marketing of produce grown at
Bluegrass Boys bandmate Andy City Farm
O’Brien on mandolin.
Projects of Our Global Family:

at Take part in tomato-toss, weed-

pulling, and pumpkin-weight-
guessing contests, and other fun
weekend farming experiences
for elementary school age
children and their families, and

City Farm SLO planting and harvesting activities.

Feed the resident chickens and
the Cobhouse Building project

visiting goats. Meet organizations Sponsors of the 2019 Fall Harvest

sharing a commitment to local Festival include San Luis Ranch,
On Sunday, October 20, City children. See the results of the sustainable urban agriculture. Pacific Energy Company, the City
Farm SLO will open its gates to activity that has been taking of San Luis Obispo, BMW of San
the public for the 3rd Annual Fall place at the farm. City Farm SLO Learn more about City Farm SLO’s Luis Obispo, Central Coast Family,
Harvest Festival from 1:00 to 5:00 is located in the Calle Joaquin 19-acre urban farm, including and New Times.
pm. Celebrate the season with Agricultural Reserve, at 1221 Calle the daily operations, community
family and friends during a fun Joaquin, San Luis Obispo. The programs, and local outreach, and Learn more at:,
interactive afternoon between farm land is also visible along find out how you can get involved.
farmers and the public, especially Highway 101 between the Los Current programs include: and

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