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November 2019

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Step Family Holidays / Harvest Fun / Prematurity Awareness / Atascadero Printery

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Child Development
For most, it’s how the adults is shadowed by the knowledge
manage the situation that that they have left the “loser”
determines the health and safety alone. When both parents insist
of the heart part of the new on having the kids be part of
configuration of the family. Christmas Day or when kids are
However committed, enthusiastic, expected to eat a huge meal at
and in love new partners may be, two Thanksgiving dinners, the
the children who share heredity kids often end up overwhelmed
with only one member of the and emotionally and physically
couple have a different experience exhausted.
and therefore different feelings Lighten up. Holidays are only 24

Blended Family Holidays


about the season than the adults. hours long. But the season lasts
It’s important to remember that a couple of months. Everyone
in the vast majority of cases, the can have a holi-DAY. Alternate
by Marie Hartwell-Walker, Ed.D. children of divorce didn’t want years for the actual holiday if you
it. They often worry that they’re must, but don’t make the day
“You hear a lot of dialogue on holidays highlight the departure at fault. They have competing with the other parent seem like
the death of the American family. from what has been seen as the loyalties to both parents. They a second-rate event. It’s not. It’s
Families aren’t dying. They’re “traditional” family. often wish there were a way to that parent’s special day with the
merging into big conglomerates.” get their original family back to children.
As with most things, this can
~ Erma Bombeck whatever they experienced as
be an affirmation of successful Be Flexible about Traditions
“normal.”
They are called step families, reconfiguration of one’s family or
blended families, reconstituted or a reminder of all the things that However wonderful mom’s or The adults may want to start new
reconfigured. The modern family were, and perhaps still are, wrong. dad’s new partner may be, they traditions for the new family. But
often includes multiple people For most, it’s a complicated mix are prepared not to like him or her. kids are stubborn little creatures
from multiple relationships. More of regrets, relief, anger, sorrow They often grieve their former who thrive on predictability
than any other time of year, and joy. family quietly — or not so quietly and sameness. Consider which
— for years. As a result, they traditions can be transferred to

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the adults are enthusiastically introduce one or two special
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Jennifer Best, John J. Cannell, Guy Crabb, Kerrin Edmonds, celebration and can be part of
Stanley W. Horspool, Karyn Lutes, Rebecca Juretic, CS Perryess
nurture the heart of the new
“conglomerate” called their defining the new family’s sense of
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Child Development
keep their children out of the abused the children, they can
middle and appreciate what the and should have a healthy, loving
other parent has to offer. Yes, it relationship with each other. No
does happen. matter how hurt and angry you
may be with your former spouse,
The Village Salon
For such families, it’s not a stretch
to create moments in the holiday
no matter how much you hate
him or her for what was done that Happy November
season where everyone can be
in the same place at the same
made staying married impossible,
no matter if child support isn’t
and Movember!
time. Mom, her new partner, his
kids, her kids, her kids’ father and
coming as regularly as it should
or if your former partner is
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new partner and her kids, can get
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no matter how threatened your
stress like attending an event
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children are reassured that theyemotional, psychological, or
won’t lose anyone from their financial matters that were part
family. They are invited to add to
of your divorce. If you refrain
the list of people who love them,
from making negative comments necessary. They will love you for Making the holidays bright for
and can be loyal to each parent about their other parent and not making them into unwilling children means doing whatever it
without fearing loss of the other.
support the children in having a allies in your fight and for giving takes to keep the focus on their
Be Flexible even When it Hurts positive relationship with him or them support in staying solidly needs. Not surprisingly, doing
her, they will eventually figure out connected to their other parent. that also warms the family heart.
Unless your former partner has on their own why the divorce was
The holidays only underscore
the issues that go on all year. Dr. Marie Hartwell-Walker is licensed as
Children of their parents’ divorce, a psychologist and marriage and family
separations, and re-partnering counselor. She specializes in couples and
family therapy and parent education and
are going along for a ride that is the author of Tending the Family Heart.
most would not choose. It’s up
to the grownups to be grown up. Reprinted with permission. © 2019 Psych Central.

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Library Voice
Check It Out:
November Happenings
by Rebecca Juretic

Raise a Reader! and check out the new "Paso


Robles Children's Museum Book
San Luis Obispo County Libraries and Family Pass" book. Bring it
are offering a new way to build along to the museum for free
confidence in young readers, entry for your family - as many
and to get your family reading times as you'd like. You can
together. Read to Me: Family even reserve your copy online
Book Kits include books on a at slolibrary.org. Our North
specific reading level so that County branches are San Miguel,
kids can successfully read out Shandon, Cambria, Atascadero,
loud to family members. What a Creston, and Santa Margarita.
wonderful way to spend a cozy
fall evening! You can also get a free pass to
the San Luis Obispo Children's
The kits are available at Literacy Museum. All new library
for Life offices (such as 992 cardholders ages 2 - 12 receive one
Monterey Street, Suite C, San at any branch of the County of
Luis Obispo) and at the following San Luis Obispo Public Libraries.
library branches: San Luis Obispo, We love our partnerships with
Atascadero, Arroyo Grande, local museums, and we think you
Morro Bay, Nipomo, Los Osos, will too!
and Cambria.
Master Your Family’s
Free Children’s Museum Finances
Passes
November’s free Curious Parent
If you haven’t visited the Paso Forum at the Arroyo Grande
Robles Children’s Museum yet, Library is all about your family’s
it’s full of fun, interactive, and finances. The forum is happening
educational new experiences, all on November 2nd, from 11:00 am
housed in a former firehouse. to 12:00 pm.
Now, your family can earn free
admission, with just a visit to the In this one-hour forum, Veronica
library! All you need to do is go to Cablayan will provide parents with tools they can utilize to improve Veronica Cablayan holds degrees
any of our North County branches basic information and specific the financial state of their family. in Child Development and
Veronica will discuss budgeting, Psychology / Marriage and Family
credit repair, and savings Therapy. She is currently the
promotion techniques using the Program Manager with 5 Cities
Consumer Financial Protection Homeless Coalition and trained in
Bureau supported information. the Consumer Financial Protection
Bureau Curriculum.
We recommend that all forum
guests bring three months of For nearly ten years, Veronica
bank statements to make the has been helping families to
most of this forum. overcome financial hardships and
supporting families with securing
Registration is recommended for stable housing. 
this forum. Just go to the event
calendar at slolibrary.org, click on
the event, and register online. We Rebecca Juretic is a freelance writer and Public
Relations Consultant for the San Luis Obispo
provide free childcare and free County Libraries. Rebecca can be reached at:
snacks for the children. juretic@sbcglobal.net.

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Fun & Games Jack’s Jokes
Why do turkeys “gobble gobble?” They have bad table manners!
How do you keep a turkey in suspense? I’ll let you know next week!
Can you find all of the
Thanksgiving hidden treats? If pilgrims were alive now, what would they be famous for? Their age!

Hidden 1 fork
3 pumpkins

Treats 1 milk carton


3 corncobs
2 apples
Thanksgiving
1 spoon Word Search
2 pilgrim hats
3 turkeys
2 loaves of
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Sudoku begins with some of the grid cells filled with numbers. The object is to fill
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Wellness
Prematurity Awareness

November is National Prematurity The other known risk factors are: MONDAY, DECEMBER 23 AT 5:00 PM
Awareness Month. Nearly a carrying more than one baby (twins,
half million babies in the United triplets, or more); problems with
States—that’s 1 out of every 9— the uterus or cervix; chronic health
are born premature each year. It problems in the mother, such as
is a birth that occurs at least three high blood pressure, diabetes,
weeks before a baby’s due date. It and clotting disorders; certain
is also known as preterm birth (or infections during pregnancy;
less than 37 weeks—full term is cigarette smoking; alcohol use, or
40 weeks). Important growth and
illicit drug use during pregnancy.
development occur throughout
pregnancy—especially in the final Premature Birth: What to Know -
months and weeks.
Doctors sometimes need to deliver
The earlier a baby is born, the more a baby early because of concerns
severe his or her health problems for the health of the mother or
are likely to be. Although babies the baby. An early delivery should
born very preterm are a small only be considered when there
percentage of all births, these very is a medical reason to do so. If a high blood pressure or diabetes; a menstrual period, and abdominal
preterm infants account for a large pregnant woman is healthy and the healthy diet and prenatal vitamins cramps with or without diarrhea.
proportion of infant deaths. More pregnancy is progressing well, it is (taking 400 micrograms of folic
infants die from preterm-related best to let the baby come naturally, acid daily before and during early Birth is a complex and wonderful
problems than from any other single in its own time. pregnancy); concerns about process. Fortunately, the outcome
cause. Some premature babies pregnancy and warning signs or for most women is a full term,
require special care and spend Although most babies born just a symptoms of preterm labor; use healthy baby. More research still
weeks or months hospitalized in a few weeks early do well and have of 17 alpha hydroxyprogesterone is needed to understand the risk
neonatal intensive care unit. Those no health issues, some do have caproate if you had a previous factors for premature birth, such
who survive may face lifelong more health problems than full preterm birth, and breastfeeding as how family history, genetics,
problems such as: intellectual term babies. For example, a baby (breast milk is the best food for infections, race and ethnicity,
disabilities; cerebral palsy; breathing born at 35 weeks is more likely to babies, whether they are born early nutrition, and environment may
and respiratory problems; visual have jaundice, breathing problems, or at term). work together to put some women
problems (including retinopathy at greater risk for a premature
and a longer hospital stay.
of prematurity); hearing loss, and Warning Signs of Preterm Labor - In delivery.
digestive problems. What Can I Do? There are things most cases, preterm labor begins
Risk Factors - Even if a woman that women can do to improve unexpectedly and with no known For more Information on premature
does everything “right” during their health, lower the risk of having cause. It’s important to seek care birth, go to:
pregnancy, she still can have a a premature baby, and help their if you think you might be having
premature baby. There are some baby stay healthy. These include: preterm labor, because your doctor www.cdc.gov/reproductivehealth/
may be able to help. maternalinfanthealth/Preterm
known risk factors for premature Birth.htm
birth. For example, one risk factor Avoid smoking, alcohol, and drugs.
is having a previous preterm birth. The warning signs are: contractions
Additionally, although most black See your health care provider for a (the abdomen tightens like a fist) www.nichd.nih.gov/health/topics/
Preterm_Labor_and_Birth.cfm
women give birth at term, on medical checkup before pregnancy. every 10 minutes or more often;
average, black women are about Get prenatal care as soon as you change in vaginal discharge (leaking www.marchofdimes.com/
50% more likely to have a premature think you may be pregnant, and fluid or bleeding from the vagina); prematurity
baby compared to white women. throughout your pregnancy. Talk pelvic pressure—the feeling that
The reasons for the difference are to your health care provider about: the baby is pushing down; low, dull Excerpted with permission. © 2019 Centers for
an area of intense research. how to control diseases such as backache; cramps that feel like a Disease Control and Prevention.

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Local History
Atascadero Printery
by Guy Crabb

I enjoy writing articles of mystery, bought the building and turned


featuring adventure and exciting it into a college.   In the 1950s, it
discoveries.  I want to tell you was bought by the Masons and
about one of the most interesting turned into a Masonic Temple.  As
buildings in Atascadero.  This the years went by, the local
edifice is full of intrigue.   It is school district and the Sheriff
called the Printery Building and department used the building as
from the outside it can look a little well as some other businesses.  
spooky at night.  It even looks As I stepped into the building, floor.  Some rooms were used for
In 2003, there was a terrible
a little spooky during the day.  I I could see all of the writing on college classes and later as offices.
earthquake and the building was
was once given a tour of the old the walls from the vandalism that There were also huge empty
boarded up until very recently.  A
Printery by a volunteer named Jim has been occurring the last few rooms that must have held giant
group of people came together to
Dewing, who is one of the many years.  It is hard to believe that printing presses on both floors.
organize the Atascadero Printery
people keeping this building in people would break into one of It’s cool that the Printery was
Foundation and purchased
good condition.  If the people the most historic buildings in town built over 100 years ago and is still
the Printery building with the
of Atascadero want to continue and cause damage like graffiti, standing.  It’ll be standing strong
intention to rescue it.  Today, the
to foster the community, this kicking holes in the walls, and once earthquake retrofitting can
building has an iron fence around
building will shine as a jewel in the breaking windows.  Jim started be done.  The building was built
it because people have broken
downtown historical area. the tour on the main floor.   He during the period of World War
in and caused a lot of damage.  I
told me the story of the Printery I (1914 -1918).   It only took one
The Printery was the first major paid a visit to the Printery recently
and the different phases the year to complete the building
building built in the new town in response to a shout out to
building has gone through.  There of the Printery, 1914-1915, at a
of Atascadero back in 1914.  E. G. the community to help clean
were many surprises for me.  For cost of $34,000.   In 1915, the
Lewis, considered the founder up the inside and the outside.  I
example, would you believe there builder put a large stone sign
of Atascadero, had it built so he parked in front on Olmeda Street
is a swimming pool inside?  The over the entrance that said
could print a magazine he was and walked up to the building
college must have put in the “Press Building.”  Until recently,
publishing.   By approximately where I met Jim.  I asked him if
pool for education purposes.  It’s this sign had been covered up
1924, most of the employees of the he could take me on a tour of
filled with sand today, but no one by a Masonic Temple sign.   It’s
Printery had been laid off and a Mr. the old building.  This is where
knows who filled it with sand, wonderful to see the original sign
Bishop bought the building.  All of the adventure begins.  The front
how long ago, and why.  Jim grace the building again.  This is
the giant printing presses were doors were sealed, so after we
asked if I wanted to go into the one of the great treasures that
shipped off to Oakland, leaving donned hard hats, we entered the
basement, and I was eager to are being discovered by a group
a big empty building.  Mr. Moran building from the side.  
see the spookiest part of the of volunteers working to clean
building.  Down the stairs we up the place.   I’m sure there are
went into darkness, using our cell more treasures to be found as the
phone flashlights to find our way.   volunteers explore the building.  
We found lots of old pipes and Atascadero Printery Foundation
other ordinary stuff on the floor, built a community coalition to
but there were also several bring this building back to its glory
cool things down there.  One days.  If you find historical buildings
was a large electrical panel that as interesting as I do, you’ll enjoy
looked like it came from Dr. helping to keep it shining.  Visit
Frankenstein’s castle with large www.atascaderoprintery.org/
levers to turn the power off and get-involved. If someone does
on.  Another was a large boiler not get back to you soon, try
that provided hot water and heat again.  This group is just starting
to the building.  There was also out, so be patient.   You can also
a chute that was closed off, but contact me if needed: crabbx5@
I think it was used to slide wood charter.net.
down from the outside to fuel the
boiler.  There were several more
Guy Crabb retired after teaching over 32 years,
rooms down there and many most recently at Charles E. Teach Elementary
other crazy things.   (Want to School in San Luis Obispo. He was selected
as San Luis Coastal Unified School District
know what?  Volunteer to help!) Teacher of the Year for 2006-2007. Reach him
We then walked up to the second at crabbx5@charter.net.

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Education

THANKS modern meaning of dream took a


several-century snooze. A day set aside
Gratitude is a fine thing, and in
honor of the one holiday that The word dream occurs with both
for expressing gratitude
focuses on gratitude, let’s dip meanings in Middle English, which thank you, kind readers
our toes into the etymology of suggests that both meanings
the word thanks. It came to Old were present in Old English, but
English through a heap of loosely one of them somehow avoided COMPOSE their devotees really take the “to
related languages including the printed page till the darn- compound or to mix” definition
Old Saxon, German, Old Norse, close-to-contemporary year of The OED offers one full page on seriously, getting some of their
Danish, and Old Frisian. We can 1179. the word compose and over two joy from weaving unlikely themes
still see the relationship with the pages on its forms (composition, and topics and together. There
modern German word danke. Along the way, there are some composed, compose, composer, are days when any of us feel as
great tweaky meanings for dream composedness…). though all we’re doing is forming
All these terms shared the simple and its cognates, which include “words and blocks of words” that
meaning, “to thank.” What I find but aren’t limited to: Surprisingly, the word compose we pray will have some value the
fascinating is that the Proto- was used to refer to putting words following day.
Indo-European grandmother of • joy, pleasure, gladness, mirth, on paper as early as the 1480s, yet
all these gratitude-expressing rejoicing wasn’t applied to writing music And on a more twisted note, a
words instead meant “to think • music until the 1590s. quick visit to Brendan’s On-Line
or to feel.” This might suggest • merriment Anagram Generator produces
that one must be thinkful in • a cherished desire Compose comes to English from six anagrams for compose, my
order to be thankful. The flipside • deception, illusion, phantasm Latin through French. It’s made favorite three being:
being that thinklessness causes • a train of thoughts, images or up of com- which means together • cop some
thanklessness. fancies passing through the and -posere, which means to • spec moo
mind during sleep place or put down. This basic idea • scoop me
I’m hoping that you will take • a fancy voluntarily indulged in makes lots of sense. What I find
some time to indulge yourself in while awake most intriguing are the varied What kind of light does that throw
thinkfulness and thankfulness, • a state of abstraction or trance meanings of compose over the on the subject? Which shades of
and expressions of gratitude. • a wild fancy or hope years. I love how they tweak meanings appeal to you and your
• a reverie my thinking about what it is to composing process?
DREAM compose.
And those are only the nouns.
Quite often, we authors can be Dream’s verb forms deserve an Here are a few definitions from a My thanks to sources: etymonline.com, the
OED, carl-jung.net, Brendan’s On-Line Anagram
perceived as dreamers. A look into entry of their own. very long list: Generator, and wordnik.com.
etymology, though, finds that to invent and put into proper form
we artsy writerly types aren’t the Naturally, there are steaming to arrange artistically
only ones who take an occasional heaps of quotes having to do with to tranquilize
snooze. So do words. dreams, dreamers and dreaming. to form words and blocks of words
I like the dreamlike nature of this (to set type)
When it comes to the word one from Carl Jung: to compound or to mix
dream, some form of the meaning to settle, adjust or arrange
we know today existed in most “Who looks outside, dreams; who to make seemly and orderly
the languages that led into Old looks inside, awakes.” to lay out a dead body
English, but the written record
of Old English only employs a Are your works manifestations Modern mystery writers take that
meaning of the word dream that of your dreams, or the other way last definition so seriously, they CS Perryess writes for teens, narrates audio
we don’t acknowledge at all around? try to “lay out a dead body” in books, and ponders the wonder of words in a
foggy little town on California’s central coast.
today: make a joyful noise. The Do any of the alternate meanings the first chapter of every novel. Find more at http://csperryess.blogspot.com,
written record suggests that the appeal? John Irving, Robertson Davies and or reach him at csperryess@gmail.com.

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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
daylight saving 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
2:30-5:30pm Morro Bay 800 Main St
time ends AG,10:30 LO, 11:00 CAY, 11:30 SMG LIBRARY STORYTIME: 10:30 LO
LIBRARY STORYTIME: 11:00 AG
(Fall Back 1 Hour)
X-Ray day
(Discovered in 1895)
hug
1st wagon a
train in ca bear
sandwich day (in 1841) BOOK LOVERS day
(Birthday of J. Montague) DAY

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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
AG,10:30 LO, 11:00 CAY, 11:30 SMG 2:30-5:30pm Morro Bay 800 Main St
veteran’s LIBRARY STORYTIME: 10:30 LO
LIBRARY STORYTIME: 11:00 AG
day Elizabeth
cady stanton button day
day (born 1815) national
clean out
your
US MARINE FULL MOON refrigerator
national
CORPS EST (1775) fantasia pickle day day
released (1940)

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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
gettysburg AG,10:30 LO, 11:00 CAY, 11:30 SMG LIBRARY STORYTIME: 10:30 LO
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address
world prematurity delivered
awareness day (by Lincoln in 1863) world national
mickey mouse’S hello day cashew day
birthday
homemade (Created in 1928)
bread day
william tell day
take a hike day (Forced to shoot an apple universal
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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
John F AG,10:30 LO, 11:00 CAY, 11:30 SMG LIBRARY STORYTIME: 10:30 LO
2:30-5:30pm Morro Bay 800 Main St
LIBRARY STORYTIME: 11:00 AG
Kennedy Jr’s pins &
birthday (Born in 1960) needles day thanksgiving stay home
well day

zachary
taylor’s birthday NEW MOON king tut’s tomb
(Born in 1784) opened (in 1922)

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Local Resources
Contact: 439-2727 or slomakerspace.com. practice. Cost: free. Contact: 434-4654. Every MON 2:00-4:00 pm & WED 3:00-5:00 pm:
Jacks’ Adaptive Toy Lending Library-Jack’s
Every THU 10:00-11:00 am: La Leche League 2nd THU of every month at 6:30 pm:
Helping Hand at Central Coast Gymnastics, 21
Mother Support Meetings in North Co, SLO, Breastfeeding Basics at Twin Cities
Zaca Lane, #100, San Luis Obispo. Traditional
AG and SM. Breastfeeding and parenting Community Hospital, 1100 Las Tablas Rd,
and adaptive toys for children with all types
support and information offered. Cost: free. Templeton. Learn about practical aspects
of disabilities to check out. In-home appts
Contact: 242-2294 or Facebook.com/lllofslo. of feeding your newborn from a Lactation
available. Cost: free! Contact: 547-1914 or
Consultant. Cost: free. Contact: 239-4443.
MON-THU 8:30-11:30 am: Walk-In Legal Clinic www.jackshelpinghand.org.
in 3rd Floor Atrium of Courthouse Annex, Every THU-FRI 12:00-5:00 pm & SAT 11:00
1035 Palm St, San Luis Obispo and Paso Every TUE 2:00-5:00 pm & FRI 4:00-7:00 pm:
am-5:00 pm: Exploration Station Interactive
Robles Courthouse, 901 Park St, Rm 112. Get Jacks’ Adaptive Toy Lending Library - Jack’s
Science Center welcomes families at 867
help with divorce, child and spousal support, Helping Hand at Pat’s Place in Nipomo
Ramona Ave, Grover Beach. Cost: $2-3.
domestic violence, guardianship, civil Recreation Community Rm, 671 W Tefft St,
Contact: 473-1421 or explorationstation.org.
harassment, and name or gender change. Ste 2, Nipomo.  Toys for kids with all types
2nd THU of every month 6:00-7:00 pm: Grief of disabilities to check out. In-home appts
Every TUE & THU at 1:30 pm: Divorce & Child Support Group at Central Coast Hospice, avail. Cost-free! Contact: 547-1914 or www.
VETERAN’S DAY EVENTS Support Workshops at SLO Court Support 253 Granada Dr, Ste D, San Luis Obispo. Free jackshelpinghand.org.
Services, 1120 Mill St, Ste A, San Luis Obispo group for anyone suffering the loss of a loved
SUN NOV 3rd 12:00 - 4:00 pm: and Paso Robles Courthouse, 901 Park St, one who is in need of support. Contact: 540- Every TUE 5:30-6:30 pm: Citizenship Classes
Celebrate Our Veterans Luncheon & Paso Robles. Help for divorce, child support, 6020. at SLO County Library, 995 Palm St, SLO.
Fundraiser at The Garden of Peacock custody and visitation orders. Overview of All classes are bilingual, with all materials
Farms, 2018 Los Berros Rd, Arroyo legal process followed by form prep and 2nd SAT of every month FEB-NOV at 9:00 covered in 8 classes. No registration required.
Grande. Cost: $25 non-vets (tickets at questions. Cost: free. Contact: 788-3418. am: Santa Maria Parks & Rec Dept offers free Cost: free. Contact: slolibrary.org or 781-4187.
my805tix.com), free for vets (reserve docent-led nature walks in Los Flores Ranch,
tickets online). Contact: 242-0536. 1st & 3rd SAT every month at 2:00 pm: FAMILY 6271 Dominion Rd, Santa Maria. Cost: free. Every FRI at 7:00 pm: Senior Ballroom
MOVIE at Los Osos Library, 2075 Palisades Contact: 925-0951. Dancing at Madonna Inn. Look left of the
THU NOV 7th 6:00-9:00 pm: Ave. Enjoy popcorn and a G/PG movie. Call for bandstand for sign: Dancers. Dance, chat and
Veteran’s Day Celebration in SLO title. Cost: free. Contact: 528-1862. 2nd MON every month 6:30-8:00 pm: listen to good music. No fees; no dues; just
Farmers’ Market. Follow the Annual Caregiver Support Group at Cayucos fun! Contact: 489-5481 or dg17@juno.com.
Ceremonial procession to Chorro 2nd FRI every month at 3:00 pm: PAWS TO Community Church, Ocean Ave & S 3rd St.
St for live shows, guest speakers, READ at Los Osos Library, 2075 Palisades Free support for caregivers helping with Literacy Council for San Luis Obispo County
displays and booths to support local Ave. Come share your stories with an adoring long-term illness, memory loss, dementia, has an ongoing and urgent need for volunteer
veterans. Contact: downtownslo. listener. Cost: free. Contact: 528-1862. and Alzheimer’s. Contact: 458-7484. tutors and offers free training in SLO. Contact:
com or (805) 541-0286. 541-4219 or www.sloliteracy.org.
Every WED 3:00-4:00 pm: PAWS TO READ at Every MON 10:00 am-2:00 pm: Remain
Los Osos Library, 2075 Palisades Ave. Read to Independent Despite Vision Loss at Santa 1st THU every month at 6:15 pm: Commission
SUN NOV 10th 1:30-4:00 pm: Giving
Thanks to our Vets Presentation at a dog who loves to listen to children. Cost: Maria Terrace, 1405 E Main St. New ways of on the Status of Women meets at Coast
Elwin Mussell Senior, 510 Park Ave, free. Contact: 528-1862. doing daily tasks are taught by the Braille National Bank, 500 Marsh St, SLO. This
Santa Maria. Dress in patriotic colors Institute, such as home management, advisory group to SLO County Board of
and dance, sing and/or enjoy Riptide Every SUN 12:00-4:00 pm: Family Funday at Supervisors identifies issues of concern to
traveling, and using talking library books.
Big Band and vocalist Bob Nations’ Bang the Drum Brewery, 950 Orcutt Rd, San women not the focus of other advocacy or
Contact: 462-1225.
tribute to those who protected our Luis Obispo. Enjoy the patio to play family- advisory organizations. Contact: 788-3406.
freedoms! Contact: 775-813-5186. friendly games and drums! Cost: free. Food 2nd & 4th MON every month at 6:30 pm: MOPS
and craft beer available for sale. Contact: (Mothers of Preschoolers) meet at Pacific Morro Bay Museum of Natural History
MON NOV 11th at 11:00 am: Memorial bangthedrumbrewery.com or 242-8372. Christian Church, 3435 Santa Maria Way, Adventures With Nature & Mind Walks
Service on Pismo Beach Pier, Santa Maria. Childcare is provided.  Contact: schedule is at: ccnha.org/naturewalks.html.
101 Pomeroy Ave, Pismo Beach. Every FRI 6:00 am-4:00 pm: Early Bird Flea
934-3491 or www.pacificchristian.net. Central Coast Commission for Senior Citizens
Celebrate and remember our Market at Santa Maria Fairpark, 937 S
Thornburg St. Browse vendors with antiques, Every TUE 3:00-6:00 pm & FRI 3:00-5:30 pm: offers free services: Senior Connection to
nation’s heroes. Contact: 773-4382. connect callers with local resources; one on
fruits, vegetables, new and used items, and Teen Wellness Program at Arroyo Grande
MON NOV 11th at 12:00 pm: Veteran’s more! Cost: free. Contact: 258-1765. EOC Health Services Clinic, 1152 E Grand one Medicare help, referrals for long term
Day Observance at Los Osos Valley Ave. Health services, including reproductive care, and help with billing and appeals; Vial
Memorial Park, 2260 Los Osos Valley Every FRI 10:00 am-12:00 pm: Zen Doodle of Life kits with medical info for emergency
health, in a safe environment to screen,
Rd, Los Osos. Observe Veteran’s Day Adult Coloring Book Group at Art Center responders; a Senior Resource Directory for
assess, and provide intervention. Appts
with live music and presentations. Morro Bay, 835 Main St.  Relax and unwind SLO and SB counties, and more. Contact: 925-
preferred. Contact: 489-4026.
Contact: www.slocountyband.org. with the new adult coloring books. Cost: free. 9554 or www.centralcoastseniors.org.
Contact: artcentermorrobay.org or 772-2504. 1st WED every month at 9:00 am: Senior
Health Screening at First United Methodist Hospice of SLO County provides free grief
Every MON 2:00-5:00 pm: Historic counseling, individual and family support,
Church, 275 N Halcyon Rd, Arroyo Grande.
Architectural Tour at the Monday Club, 1815 counseling, crisis intervention, and wellness
Free and low-cost services for ages 50
Monterey St, SLO. The Monday Club of SLO education to those with a life-limiting illness,
2nd & 4th SAT every month 12:00-4:00 and older: blood pressure, pulse, weight,
is offering free docent-led tours. Cost: free. their families, and the bereaved in SLO and
pm: Railway Historical Museum at Santa cholesterol, screening for anemia and
Contact: themondayclubslo.wildapricot.org Paso. Contact: 544-2266.
Maria Transit Center, 400 E Boone St, Santa diabetes, nutritional counseling, and medical
or 541-0594.
Maria. This bimonthly opening features referrals. Contact: 481-2692 or 788-0827. Volunteer as a Good Neighbor!  Make a
a locomotive, boxcar, caboose, railroad Every THU at 10:15 am: Tiny Tunes Music & difference in the life of an older or disabled
1st WED every month at 12:00 pm: Disabled
artifacts, interpretive exhibits, vintage rolling Movement at Music Motive, 3440 S Higuera adult. Training is monthly at Wilshire
American Veterans luncheon at Veterans
stock, and a diorama to explore. Cost: free. St #130, SLO. This parent participation Community Services, 285 South St, Ste J, SLO.
Memorial Bldg, 313 W Tunnell St, Santa Maria.
Contact: 714-4927. program for ages 1-5 includes activities based Contact: 547-7025 x 17.
Contact: 345-0402.
on music psychology and child development.
Every TUE & THU: Youth Aikido Classes at Cost: $80 per mo. Contact: 543-0377. Every WED 5:30-7:00 pm: Widowed Support Volunteer at San Luis Obispo Museum of Art!
Budo Ryu, 3536 S Higuera St, San Luis Obispo. Stop by at 1010 Broad St (Mission Plaza) or
Group at New Life Church, 990 James Way,
Kids have fun, stay fit, make friends, gain life 2nd FRI every month at 1:00 pm: Book Group email volunteer@sloma.org for information
Rm 14, Pismo Beach. Offered by Hospice of
skills, and learn to deal with bullies without at Cayucos Library, 310 B St. Join other about multiple volunteer opportunities.
SLO Co. Contact: 544-2266 or hospiceslo.org.
becoming one. Aiki-Mites (age 4-6) class readers to discuss whatever you’re reading
is 3:00 pm TUE. Aiki-Kids (age 7-12) TUE & and to discover, ponder, and share insights Every TUE at 7:00 pm: Al-Anon Family San Luis Obispo Senior Center offers health
THU at 4:00 pm. Pre-registration only. Cost: about what others are reading. Cost: free. Support Group at Luis OASIS Senior Center, screening, legal services, meals, exercise,
$50-75/mo. Contact: 544-8866 or www. Contact: 995-3846. 420 Soares Ave, Orcutt. Contact: 937-9750. bridge, and bingo at 1445 Santa Rosa St.
aikidosanluisobispo.com. Contact: 781-7306.
Every THU 6:30-9:30 pm: SLO Chess Club 3rd WED every month at 7:00 pm: How to
Every WED 10:00-11:00 am: Growing With meets at Carl’s Jr on Santa Rosa St, 1 block Survive Divorce seminar at SLO Women’s Central Coast Astronomical Society sponsors
Baby Class at 1230 Marsh St, San Luis Obispo. W of Foothill, across from Cal-Poly. All ages. Community Center, 1124 Nipomo St #D, SLO. a Dark Sky Star Party every month at sunset.
Pediatric nurse practitioner and lactation Cost: free. Contact: 441-7210 or slochess.com. Tips for handling family law issues. Cost: $10. CCAS sponsors guest speakers and public
consultant Andrea Herron answers questions Contact: 544-9313 to register. education programs. Find the CCAS event
about feeding, crying, and sleep for babies Every SAT 10:00 am-2:00 pm: SLO Chess calendar, location and weather condition
0-10 months. Dads are always welcome! Call Club meets at the big board on Morro Bay RISE offers: weekly drop-In support groups updates, and local resources at: www.
to reserve a spot. Contact: 543-6988. Embarcadero at west end of Morro Bay Blvd for sexual assault survivors; 24 hour crisis centralcoastastronomy.org.
(down the stairs). Cost: free. Contact: 441- line; advocacy; peer counseling; prevention,
Every TUE 7:00-9:00 pm & SAT 2:00-4:00 pm: 7210 or slochess.com. empowerment and education. Contact: 545- San Luis Coastal Adult School’s Parent
Basic Safety Class at SLO MakerSpace, 81 S 8888 or www.sarpcenter.org. Participation Program offers Core Parenting
Higuera St, Ste 160 & 180, San Luis Obispo. Get 3rd WED of every month at 6:30 pm: and Enrichment classes at centers in San Luis
acquainted with the space and equipment Prepared & Natural Childbirth Classes at Twin Every SAT 11:00 am-3:00 pm: ADOPT A PET at Obispo, Morro Bay, and Los Osos. Parent and
before using the facility. See website for Cities Community Hospital, 1220 Las Tablas Petco, 2051 Theater Dr, in Paso Robles. Cats child activity classes, individual peer support,
dates and classes. Cost: free for Members Rd, Templeton. This six-series class includes from NCHS and dogs from Short n’ Sweet and education for parents and caregivers.
and all SLO County Library cardholders. lecture, hands-on demos, and technique Dog Rescue. Contact: 466-5403. Contact: 549-1222 or parentparticipation.org.

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Local Resources
SLO Classical Academy. is a private Contact: 463-2331 or rskepins@

Alternative Education
school offering part time or full time shandonschools.org.
classical education in SLO. Part time
options are Tuesday/ Thursday or Santa Maria Joint Union Home School.
Monday/ Wednesday with a Friday Accredited high school program at
enrichment day. Contact: 548-8700 Santa Maria Public Library. Interactive

on the or sloclassicalacademy.com.
Wishing Well School offers non-
profit holistic Waldorf education
student-parent-teacher partnerships
provide educational resources, a
mentor teacher, and eligibilty for
sports, clubs, and activities. Students

Central Coast
in Los Osos with part or full-time may qualify to enroll in community
preschool, and full-time kindergarten- college as well as secondary classes.
7th grade, and 1st-7th two-day Contact: 937-2051 x 2761 or x 2762.
home school enrichment. Contact:
wishingwellschool.org or 235-4401. Templeton Independent Study
High School. WASC accredited.
Children’s House Montessori Weekly meeting with teacher.
School in Atascadero strives to help Opportunity for early graduation
each child reach his/her greatest and concurrent Cuesta College
Central Coast families are fortunate to have a wide variety of quality potential, by embracing learning enrollment. In Templeton and SLO
and appreciating and respecting at Los Ranchos Elementary School.
choices for their children’s education. Following are some options for the world. Contact: 466-5068 or Contact 434-5833 or tae.tusd.
those seeking secular alternative education in our region. childrenshouse.cc.
ca.schoolloop.com/tishs.
For more information about local private, independent, nature based, Montessori Children’s School in San
Trivium Charter Schools in Lompoc,
and religious schools, visit: cde.ca.gov/re/sd Luis Obispo seeks to inspire a passion
for excellence, to nurture curiosity, Santa Maria, and Arroyo Grande
Parent Participation of San Luis blended classroom/home study for creativity and imagination, and to offer a hybrid program of classical
Coastal Adult School offers core grades K-8. Contact: 938-8934 or awaken the human spirit of every project-based classes 2 days per
classes to enhance parenting orcuttacademycharter.net. child. Ages 3-12. Contact: 544-6691 week and homeschool 3 days
skills, meet other families, and or montessoriofslo.com. per week. Contact: 489-7474 or
allow children to play with peers. Summit Academy charter school triviumcharter.org.
Also enrichment classes such as serves K-12 grades, and provides Central Coast Montessori School in
Spanish, Cooking, and Gardening, personalized home-based learning Morro Bay offers a rich, individualized West Mall Alternative School.
and a Cooperative Preschool at that fosters investigation, skill academic environment to promote Independent Study Home School
CL Smith. Contact: 549-1222 or development and creativity, and independence and optimum scholastic in Atascadero. Contact: 462-4238
parentparticipation.org. lifelong curiosity. Contact: (818) 450- achievement. Contact: 772-9317 or or edline.net/pages/West_Mall_
9810 or summitacademyca.org. centralcoastmontessori.com. Alternative.
Charter Schools
Nature Based Schools Heritage Montessori Preschool Paso Robles Joint Unified School
CAVA – California Virtual Academies in San Luis Obispo provides an District Home School & Independent
and K¹² give kids the chance to Outside Now provides summer, after- enriching and loving environment in Study Program serves K-8th grade.
learn at their own pace. Online school, and private nature-based a beautiful country setting. Waldorf Students and parents work one-on-
schooling is aligned with California education in San Luis Obispo County. and Montessori based for ages 2.5-5 one with teachers, receive lesson
state standards. Teacher support as Contact: 541-9900 or outsidenow. years. Contact: 235-5589. plans, textbooks, and teachers’
needed, meetings and work samples org. editions for all subjects. Classes,
required quarterly. Contact: (866) Academics and More is a Homeschool enrichment activities, and field trips
339-6790, caliva.org, or k12.com. Delphinus School of Natural History Helper class for 7th-8th grade at
are also offered. Contact: 769-1675.
is a unique, regional, outdoor science Ludwick Community Center in SLO.
Family Partnership is a tuition-free program in San Luis Obispo, for Offered in partnership with City of Homeschool Organizations
K-12 independent study public school elementary through middle school SLO, this class includes a convenient
serving Santa Barbara, San Luis students. Programs are engaging, cost-effective way for students to Homeschool Association of California
Obispo, and Ventura counties. Home interactive, student driven, and gain access to a tutor, community is an inclusive organization offering
study charter schools in San Luis designed to foster self-expression involvement, assistance with their campouts, conferences, statewide
Obispo (1981 Vicente Dr), Morro Bay, and environmental stewardship. school work, time management and support, a website with excerpts
Solvang, Santa Maria, and Cambria. Contact: delphinusschool.org. organization skills, and more. Contact: from education code books, and
Meet with teachers weekly and turn EarthAdventuresForKids.com. links. Contact: hsc.org.
in work samples. Contact: 348-3333 Independent Schools
or fpcharter.org. Public Schools California Homeschool Network is
Clarity Steiner School in Nipomo
a grassroots organization to protect
Olive Grove is an independent study offers Waldorf education for first Cambria Montessori Learning Center. the right of parents to educate their
home school with sites in San Luis and second graders. Class meets four Tuition-free public school in Morro children. Website offers current state
Obispo (165 Grand Ave), Santa days per week. Contact: 929-6878. Bay for grades K-6th through the
Family Partnership Charter School. and federal laws. Contact: (800) 327-
Maria, Lompoc, Los Olivos, and
Santa Lucia School on 5 acres in Contact: 927-2337, 541-2412 or 5339 or californiahomeschool.net.
Santa Barbara. Meet with teacher
weekly and turn in work samples. Templeton has provided peace familypartnershipschool.com. Homeschoolers of the Central Coast.
Enrichment classes also offered. education for over 25 years. Yahoo! group meeting regularly for
Parkfield Elementary School is a one-
Contact: 543-2701 or sbceoportal. Integrated curriculum founded on interaction and field trips: groups.
org/losolivos. life experiences, in-depth study, room school in San Miguel providing
and active immersion in the arts for a unique, child-centered education yahoo.com/group/Homeschoolers_of_
Orcutt Academy Independent Study grades 1-8. Attendance Mon-Thu customized to student abilities the_Central_Coast.
is affiliated with Orcutt Academy with homeschool Fridays. Carpooling and pace. Hands-on instruction,
Charter School at 500 Dyer St. This encouraged. Contact: 434.2217 or exploration, and speakers focus on Please submit updates, corrections, or news
free program offers home study and santaluciaschool.org. the inner development of each child. about resources to: ccfamilyed@gmail.com.

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Saturday, December 7th 11:00 am to 3:00 pm
Enjoy the 3rd annual SLO-made Holiday Faire. Vendors. Treats. Kids Crafts and Activities.
Free laser-cut snowflakes and gift tags. Tours of SLO MakerSpace. Bring your friends and
family to experience the creativity of SLO County makers and the holiday season!

SLO Makerspace * 81 Higuera St, Suites 160 & 180, San Luis Obispo

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discarded after a day or a week.
We offer the lowest rates in our region (and discounts
for non-profits or ads running 3 months or more).
All of our advertisers also enjoy FREE: full color
printing; basic graphic design; preferred placement
options; monthly edits; and website exposure!

Advertiser Comments
“Thank you for providing the single best source of
useful information and encouragement for families in Contact Us
this area. Our whole family enjoys reading CCF and
we refer to your event pages often. Our customers to spread the word
seem to love it too - as we need to keep more copies CC F in print, online, and
in stock!” - Henry and Mary Ellen Eisemann
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Central Coast Family is published monthly online and in print with a readership over 40,000!

FREE copies are available throughout San Luis Obispo and North Santa Barbara Counties at all libraries
and community centers, at chambers of commerce, schools, supermarkets, banks, restaurants, hotels,
YMCAs, medical and dental clinics, real estate offices, museums, and other family-friendly businesses.
Distribution (population 400,000+) : Arroyo Grande, Atascadero, Avila Beach, Cambria, Cayucos, Grover Beach, Guadalupe, Los Osos,
Morro Bay, Nipomo, Orcutt, Paso Robles, Pismo Beach, San Luis Obispo, Santa Margarita, Santa Maria, Shell Beach, and Templeton.

Every issue is printed with soy ink on 100% recycled paper. Please recycle again.