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Central Coast December 2019

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Joyful Family Travel Tips / Local Holiday Fun / Classic Toys / Historic Shopping

Free! Central Coast Family


Getting Out
Preparation is the key! Children their anxiety will be beneficial. In
need to know what is happening, addition, it may be helpful to dry-

Joyful and do better when they have


consistent routines. School
vacations and free time may be
run the trip, or review the process
on a map before the actual date.
For many children, these steps
Holiday fun, but may also be stressful
because of the change in routines.
may need to be carried out a
couple of times, regardless of

Travel Sometimes children benefit from


looking at pictures of family
whether or not this is their first
time traveling.

with members you visit infrequently.


They also appreciate having a At any time of year, airports can
be chaotic and over stimulating.
Kids
general schedule ahead of time.
Children with developmental During the holiday travel season,
concerns need to be prepared crowds, noise, and confusion
to make a trip as comfortable as increase. If possible, plan air
by Stephanie M. Foster, PhD, OTR/L possible for them, as well as for travel on less popular days.
the other people traveling. Remember that delays are often
inevitable, and can make travel
December can be a month of self-regulation. The holiday Initial preparation can be highly more difficult for children. Arrive
wonderfully fun family times, and season can include a heightened individualized for your children. with plenty of time, decreasing
a time when many go on vacation level of stress for these children, It is often helpful to provide a the need to hurry throughout the
and travel to visit relatives or with changes in routine and trip countdown chart for a visual airport. In addition, make sure
friends. Although primarily a time additional sensory stimulation at guide; such as a calendar or your children dress comfortably
for rest and relaxation, this can home and in public. This article countdown rings. It is possible and travel with necessities.
also be a stressful season for will explore some tactics to to create a book with pictures of Remember to bring toys and
our children. It can be doubly make the month a smooth one, family members to let your child books to feed their sensory
hard for children with behavioral focusing on tips for travel and know what they can expect. In systems and to keep them calm
problems and difficulties with helping you to remain grounded. general, anything that eases and regulated. Once you make

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Getting Out

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Keeping your children regulated 115 East Branch Street in Arroyo Grande
prior to boarding a plane Keeping yourself regulated
and while up in the air is very throughout the holidays will help
important. Make sure they have as well. Children easily read your
had a proper meal. In case there level of excitement and anxiety.
is a delay, make sure you have If you take care of yourself,
snacks and games on hand. It is exercise, and maintain some
easy to stash gum, hard candy, semblance of your home routine,
and small toys in a side pocket of your children will notice. They will
your bag. see you as a positive role model.
One thing that will definitely help
Typically, I do not recommend is keeping a consistent bedtime.
the use of electronic toys for Pediatricians recommend no
children. However, using an more than one-hour difference
iPad, MP3 player, or hand-held between regular bedtimes and
game system may help keep special vacation bedtimes.
your children entertained and
provide a refuge from chaotic Keeping yourself grounded is
surroundings. Have them use critical during times of high
headphones to block out the stress and excitment. Be sure to
background noise. Never use enjoy the present, and not get
ear-buds as they can cause too caught up in plans for the
permanent damage to delicate future. While it is important to
eardrums. plan ahead, it is also important to
appreciate your current activity.
Your children might also enjoy Don’t miss out on opportunities
small hand fidgets to play with. for family bonding because there
Some choices of hand fidgets is too much to do for “tomorrow.”
include any small squeeze or Enjoy every moment with your
tactile ball, a small Play-doh set family and friends, and relax as
or Silly Putty, or a plastic baggie much as possible. Give yourself
filled with beans, dried pasta, or time now to prepare your family,
corn kernels. Using weighted pack your backs (keeping them
items can be beneficial and easy under the weight limit), and get
to take along, such as weighted ready for a “joyful” holiday trip
lap pads, vests, or neck pads. for everyone.

Devising travel games like ‘airport Stephanie Foster has been an Occupational
bingo’ (asking children to find Therapist for 23 years and specialized in
working with children with self-regulation
different people or objects or go difficulties for the past 19 years. Her field of
on letter hunts), will help keep expertise spans from pre-natal & perinatal
psychology to sensory integration therapy.
everyone happy. Many travel Dr. Stephanie owns Kid’s Work Pediatric
size toys are available, including Occupational Therapy in Orcutt. Share
your insights and comments with her at
fun coloring books, magnetic Stephanie@kidswork.biz or 264-1553.

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Library Voice
Check It Out:
December Happenings
by Rebecca Juretic

STEAM at the Library pm at the Atascadero Library.


All of the materials to fuel your
It is well known that Science, creativity will be provided.
technology, engineering, art Bring your ideas and design a
and math (STEAM) education project or craft!
help kids to develop a host of
life skills, including problem More December Programs
solving, analytical thinking
and creativity. County of San As the days are growing chilly
Luis Obispo Public Libraries and kids are looking for activities
offer numerous opportunities during their long winter break,
for kids to gain free, hands-on libraries are a great place to
STEAM education. For our full go as a family to learn, explore
event calendar, visit slolibrary. and have fun. Here are a few
org. Following are just a few upcoming events:
examples.
4th Annual Children's Craft
Santa Margarita Library: The Fair at Arroyo Grande Library,
TinkerLab for kids ages 9-16 will Saturday, December 14, 10:00
happen on the second Saturday am - 12:00 pm
of each month at 2:00 pm. All
materials will be provided for Children ages 7-13 will bring
kids to create projects that their hand-crafted items priced
interest them. For younger kids, at $5 or less to sell at the South
a Creation Station for ages 6-12 County Regional Center next
happens on the third Saturday door to the library. Everyone
of each month at 2:00 pm. is encouraged to visit the Craft
Each child will create a project Fair and support these young Brainfuse
to take home. Registration is craftspeople! Register to be a On demand, anytime, anywhere eLearning. View how easy, intuitive and engaging
required at slolibrary.org or by vendor on our online calendar Brainfuse HelpNow eLearning is for all ages and levels.

calling (805) 438-5622. at slolibrary.org. G o t o : w w w. s l o l i b r a r y. o r g / i n d ex . p h p / k i d s

Atascadero Library: The Teen Free Homework Help at San


CreateSpace will take place on Luis Obispo Library, every Teen tutors will be on hand to Princess. For preschool and
December 6, 13, and 20 at 2:30 Tuesday, 4:00 pm help kids in Kindergarten to school age children. Register at
Grade 5 with their homework slolibrary.org or call (805) 461-
and test prep. Parents of 6163.
children under 9 must stay in
the library during the program. Noon Year’s Eve Parties at
Registration is required at Morro Bay and Los Osos
slolibrary.org or by calling (805) Libraries, Tuesday, December
781-5775. 31, 11:30 am

Prince and Princess Party at Not everyone can make it to


Atascadero Library, Saturday, Midnight!  Come welcome the
December 14, 10:30 am New Year early.  Refreshments
and noisemakers provided.    
Join us for an enchanted
storytime with Eric and Ariel! Rebecca Juretic is a freelance writer and Public
Relations Consultant for the San Luis Obispo
You can even dress up and go County Libraries. Rebecca can be reached at:
on a parade with the Prince and juretic@sbcglobal.net.

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Enjoy cookie decorating, ornament hanging, cocoa, SNOW,
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Fun & Games Jack’s Jokes
What do you call a musical elf? Christmas Wrapper!
What is Claustrophobia? The fear of Santa Claus!

Help the Snowflakes What is your parents favorite carol? Silent Night!

Reach the Snowman

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

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Family Life
Classic Toys by Debra Newby

When my three children were throughout the year were simple


small, we spent months reading classic ones.
through every single one of Laura My children had their share of
Ingalls Wilder’s Little House series. plastic toys, but there is a growing
One winter, it looked as though concern that many plastic toys
there would be no Christmas for for small children can be toxic.
Mary and Laura Ingalls. A storm The European Union has banned
was brewing, and to the children, the use of PVC (thermoplastic
there just did not seem to be resins) in children’s toys due to
anyway that Santa would be able health concerns. Although the phones, tablets, and computers sock money, or teddy bear can
to make it that year. To their great US banned Phthalates (a chemical can overload a child’s sensory provide companionship. Puppet
surprise and delight, the Ingalls’ that makes plastics more flexible), system, fracture attention, and shows are fun and can include
good friend Mr. Edwards arrived, toys here are still made with PVC deplete mental reserves. the whole family. Some children
and he brought treasures: a cup, plastics. enjoy cutting out paper dolls.
a penny, a heart-shaped cake, and For generations, children have
Electronic toys fill the holiday enjoyed toys that encourage the Dover Catalog provides historic
a peppermint candy stick. paper dolls that add an element
catalogs, but Victoria L. Dunckley imagination and offer a long-
These were simple gifts to be M.D., author of Reset Your Child’s lasting experience. A toy that can of education to a play.
sure, but they were welcomed Brain, believes that children are be played with in many different The Gift of Music: The first musical
with gratitude and delight. As “wired and tired,” and they need ways provides value in that it is instrument an infant receives is
I look back over many years of a “fast” from “screen time” familiar, and yet also has new often a rattle. As the child shakes
raising children, the gifts that stimulation. She believes that possibilities. Children enjoy classic the small beads, he is introduced
had the most continued play spending a lot of time playing with toys that encourage creativity, to rhythm for the first time.
socialization, and imagination. Tambourines and bells offer a
The Gift of Building: Lincoln Logs different sound. As a child’s ability
will be celebrating their 100 year to coordinate his hands increases,
anniversary next year. These a percussion instrument, such as
notched miniature logs were a glockenspiel or xylophone, can
invented by the son of architect introduce tones, colors, and even
Frank Lloyd Wright and provide the alphabet when the notes are
imaginative construction potential marked on the keys.
for young builders. Regular wood The Gift of Art: One of our
blocks come in various shapes family’s favorite gifts was a large
and colors. Pattern blocks include set of Prisma colored pencils.
rhombus and trapezoid shapes They were used to illustrate
providing extra math learning homemade books, make posters
opportunities. Children who like to decorate the walls, and create
to put things together often find handmade birthday cards for
that the tracks and trains of a friends and relatives. For a rich,
Brio set provides hours of endless tactile experience, we drew
creativity. pictures with pastel and oil chalks.
The Gift of Moving: A wood Tubes of watercolor paints were
MONDAY, DECEMBER 23 AT 5:00 PM wagon or metal Red flyer wagon a special treat and allowed us to
can become a spaceship, race car, create a different style of art.
or clipper ship depending on the Classic toys are good for your
imaginary needs of the day. For family’s health, your children’s
those with excess energy to burn, development, and for the
jumping rope can provide exercise environment. When you offer a
and coordination practice. Small classic toy, you are giving the gift
toys that are fun to watch include of endless possibilities.
spinning tops and a Slinky.
The Gift of Imagination: A Debra Newby is a longtime educator and
brightly colored silk scarf can mother of two Suzuki violin teachers. She
has been listening, singing, playing, and
become a superhero cape when dancing with her family for over two decades.
a child is pretending. When Debra tutors math, teaches group dancing,
and writes music pattern song books for
extra characters are needed for xylophones. She can be reached at info@
the day’s activities, a cloth doll, UpadoUnlimited.com.

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Local History
SLO Shopping by Guy Crabb

Winter is here, and once again I was thinking about all those
we have a great excuse to feel holiday foods that we will be
good and do nice things for our buying, and I found out what
families and strangers alike. my grandma was spending for
You can say hello to everyone food during the holiday season.
and give presents to the special In 1936, our Piggly Wiggly was
people in your life. The stores selling a pound of butter for 19
are loaded with Christmas and cents. They didn’t sell milk by
Hanukkah decorations and gift the plastic gallon jug, but in cans.
ideas for those we love, honor, You could buy 5 cans of milk for the holidays is that I get to buy and found bikes that cost over
and are thankful for. 21 cents and get out your can things for my grandkids. I can’t $100. Way back in 1932, I could
opener at home. I guess you wait to check out the Toys ‘R Us have bought a bike with hand
The stores are also giving us could have bottles of fresh milk winter catalog that mysteriously grips and a cool paint job for
ideas for special dinners that we delivered to your home from the shows up in my mailbox every $7.00. Now, these vintage bikes
can make for the winter holidays. creamery on Higuera or Nipomo year. I seriously wonder how I are worth a fortune if they are in
Every year, my wife and I go Streets, but sometimes you need get on the mailing list for some excellent condition. Sears had
shopping for these dinners. As a can of milk. You could also pick of the many gift catalogs I get in a great gift catalog in 1932. A
she loads up the grocery cart up a pound of America’s favorite the mail. customer could order just about
with great meal ingredients and food for 19 cents a pound: bacon. anything from a bike to a grand
hums Jingle Bells, I think about Now, those are the kind of prices My wife has already set up piano (the piano may have cost
how much all of this costs and I would love to pay. my Amazon.com wish list you about $400).
imagine the great leftovers in my and reminded me how to add
future. When I jump to the December things and how to check out Another classic toy that parents
of 1975, I see that people were other family members’ lists. My buy for their kids is the Glo-Worm.
While I was thinking about the paying $1.40 for milk, and a loaf grandson Elliott has a list of 41 I remember buying the worm
holidays recently, I decided of bread cost 28 cents. The cost items. The other night, I noticed for my daughters in 1985 when
to find out if any of my old of sending a Christmas card was that some of the items on his list the Glo-Worm cost about $7.00.
newspapers had grocery store 13 cents. Ten years later in 1985, were the same toys I wrote on Today, there are a variety of Glo-
ads. I found some papers from milk was $2.26 per gallon, bacon the list that I sent to Santa Claus Worms and they cost around
1932, 1936, and a few from the was $1.65 a pound, and a stamp in the North Pole as a child. One $15.00. I have been buying
1960s and 1970s. I saw lots was 22 cents at our local grocery of my favorite toys, that inspired Barbie dolls for years now. I
of food ads and rediscovered stores. If you were loaded with hours of play, was a Mr. Potato seriously think I have purchased
something very cool. We used cash in 1945, you could buy your Head. more than thirty Barbies. I know
to have a Piggly Wiggly grocery sweetie a new car for a little over I can go down to Target and buy
store in San Luis Obispo. Piggly $1000, or a new home for around Mr. Potato Head was invented a classic Barbie doll for $6.00.
Wiggly was a chain of stores that $5,000. back in 1952 and is still going In 1959, the original Barbie cost
were numerous in the southern strong today. I think the Disney around $3.00 and looked a lot
states, but there were not many One of my favorite things about Toy Story movies introduced different than the Barbie I have
on the West Coast. The store had this toy to a new generation of bought for my daughters and
an icon that was a big pig. Our children. Over the years, I must granddaughter.
Piggly Wiggly was at 727 Marsh have received or bought Mr.
Street, which is near the location Potato Head on many occasions. I hope everyone has a wonderful
of the current CVS Drug Store. The original cost was 98 cents holiday season! Create your own
and you could have gone down history with your friends and
to Sears on Higuera Street to family. Oh, and if you happen to
buy this toy. Actually, this first find an original Barbie at a garage
version included only the body sale this month, snatch that little
parts to adorn your own real doll up for your favorite history
potato. In 1965, you could go to writer by the last name of Crabb.
J. C. Penny’s on Higuera and buy
Mr. Potato Head (with a plastic Happy Holidays To All!
potato) for $2.00.
Guy Crabb retired after teaching over 32 years,
most recently at Charles E. Teach Elementary
When I was looking to buy my School in San Luis Obispo. He was selected
as San Luis Coastal Unified School District
granddaughter Scarlett a nice Teacher of the Year for 2006-2007. Reach him
new bike, I went down to Target at crabbx5@charter.net.

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Education

Saturday
1:00 - 5:00 PM
December 14
FESTIVE ANAGRAMs Popish lady hay
Aphid hay ploys 1530 Froom Ranch Way, San Luis Obispo
Anagrams are the sort of sick
fascination we word nerds Festive Anagram 2
embrace. For those who AULD LANG sYNE Lang translates to long, some-
haven’t previously played with Hydro jot towel thing that extends considerably
Jowly red tooth So what the heck does auld lang from end to end. It also showed
anagrams, an anagram can be
Jetworthy lode syne mean, anyway? People all up in English in the 1300s. Its
made by using all the letters in a
Do lower thy jot over the English-speaking world relatives include along, lunge,
given word, phrase, or sentence
Drooly Jethwo raise glasses, smooch, or eat a lounge, linger, prolong, elongate,
and re-arranging them into
Throw, pot, yodel dozen grapes while singing or longitude, and longing, and ling
something new.
listening to that enigmatic song. (as in ling cod).
For instance, here are two Festive Anagram 3
We of the English-speaking Syne means since. Syne showed
anagrams of Rudolph the Red-
Reenact a hope world have the Scots to thank
Nosed Reindeer: up in Scottish in the 1300s. Oddly,
Prehost a cone for the phrase, and Robert it took a couple of centuries
Deep northern lurid horse deed A coherent ape Burns to thank for popularizing for its equivalent, synnes or
Horror: deep tennis hurdle deed Create a phone it (though others had put the syns, to appear in English, and
A threep canoe phrase to paper before Burns).
Below are some anagrams. Each another century or so for those
group can be translated into a Enjoy translating the three Auld lang syne is translated in spellings to morph into since. It
phrase we’re likely to hear this festive anagrams into their several ways, among them: times means from the time when, or as
time of year. long ago, times long since, old a consequence of the fact that.
original forms and/or play
times gone… At the end of the Over time, its relatives appear
around with a festive anagram
Festive Anagram 1 year, we “raise a cup of kindness to have faded away, leaving it an
of your own (old schoolers
to” all the events that preceded etymological orphan.
Ahoy, hippy lads prefer to create anagrams with
Holy yap aphids pen, pencil and grey matter, the toast. Whether the events May you all have superb good
Ashy hippo lady however online anagram tools were good or bad, the song fortune this new year, especially
Soy aphid phyla are speedier). entreats us to look upon them when it comes to looking kindly
kindly, then make our way into upon past events and looking
the new year wiser for having forward to an auspicious future.
experienced those times.
Auld is an Anglo-Saxon term that Many thanks to sources: Andy’s Anagram
means old. Born in the 1300s, it Solver, OED, Etymonline and Wordnik.
survives today, still spelled auld
in Scottish. Its Anglo-Saxon root
meant aged, antique, primeval,
experienced, or adult. Auld
has its roots in a verb meaning
to grow or nourish. Auld’s
relatives include the words
elder, eldest, alto, alumni, adult,
adolescent and alumnus. Though
many languages make a clear
distinction between adjectives
used for “old” inanimate things
and those used for “old” CS Perryess writes for teens, narrates audio
sentient beings, auld (and its books, and ponders the wonder of words in a
foggy little town on California’s central coast.
modern pal, old) can be applied Find more at http://csperryess.blogspot.com,
to both. or reach him at csperryess@gmail.com.

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11:30-2:30pm Nipomo: Monarch Club 2-4:30pm Los Osos: 2nd & Santa Maria 3:00-6:00 pm in Paso Robles City Park 8:30-11am AG Spencers Market 3:00-6:00pm Old Porte Fisheries AG 9:00am-12:30pm Paso Robles Wal Mart 8:00-10:30am SLO Promenade
LIBRARY STORYTIME: 10:10 SLO 12:30-4:30pm Santa Maria Town Ctr 2:30-5:00pm Spencers Morro Bay 2:30-5:00pm Cambria Main St Vets Hall 9:00am-12:30pm Templeton City Park
3:00-6:00pm AT Sunken Gardens 6:00-9:00pm Downtown SLO LIBRARY STORYTIME: 10:30 LO 9:00am-1:00pm Paso Downtown Park
LIBRARY STORYTIME: 10:30 AT, LIBRARY STORYTIME: 10:00 MB, 12:00-2:30pm AG Village Gazebo
bill of rights day 10:30 AG, 11:00 NI 10:10 SLO, 10:15 CAM,10:30 AT, 10:30 2:30-6:00pm Morro Bay 800 Main St
(Adopted in 1791) AG,10:30 LO, 11:00 CAY, 11:30 SMG LIBRARY STORYTIME: 11:00 AG

edison patents the


phonograph (In 1877)
solstice
oatmeal FIRST day OF WINTER
muffin day
NATIONAL MAPLE
SYRUP DAY
Beethoven’s
birthday (Born 1770) NATIONAL
Wright Bros. day
(1st flight at Kitty Hawk 1903) ugly christmas
sweater day games 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
LIBRARY STORYTIME: 10:10 SLO 12:30-4:30pm Santa Maria Town Ctr 2:30-5:00pm Spencers Morro Bay 2:30-5:00pm Cambria Main St Vets Hall 9:00am-12:30pm Templeton City Park
3:00-6:00pm AT Sunken Gardens 6:00-9:00pm Downtown SLO LIBRARY STORYTIME: 10:30 LO 9:00am-1:00pm Shell Bch Dinosaur Caves
LIBRARY STORYTIME: 10:30 AT, LIBRARY STORYTIME: 10:00 MB, 9:00am-1:00pm Paso Downtown Park
10:30 AG, 11:00 NI 10:10 SLO, 10:15 CAM,10:30 AT, 10:30 12:00-2:30pm AG Village Gazebo
AG,10:30 LO, 11:00 CAY, 11:30 SMG 2:30-6:00pm Morro Bay 800 Main St
LIBRARY STORYTIME: 11:00 AG
Hanukkah
begins
national
chocolate day visit the zoo day

Card playing day


NATIONAL
egg nog day Chewing gum
kwanza begins patented (In 1869)
Christmas eve boxing DAY
national
NEW MOON chocolate day
roots 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
LIBRARY STORYTIME: 10:10 SLO 12:30-4:30pm Santa Maria Town Ctr 2:30-5:00pm Spencers Morro Bay 2:30-5:00pm Cambria Main St Vets Hall 9:00am-12:30pm Templeton City Park
3:00-6:00pm AT Sunken Gardens 6:00-9:00pm Downtown SLO LIBRARY STORYTIME: 10:30 LO 9:00am-1:00pm Paso Downtown Park
LIBRARY STORYTIME: 10:30 AT, LIBRARY STORYTIME: 10:00 MB, 12:00-2:30pm AG Village Gazebo
10:30 AG, 11:00 NI 10:10 SLO, 10:15 CAM,10:30 AT, 10:30 2:30-6:00pm Morro Bay 800 Main St
AG,10:30 LO, 11:00 CAY, 11:30 SMG Birthstone: LIBRARY STORYTIME: 11:00 AG
bowling ball new year’s Blue Topaz / Turquoise
invented (In 1862) eve December is:
Universal Human Rights Month
Hi Neighbor Month
National Stress Free Family Flower: Poinsettia
Holiday Month
Read A New Book Month
Safe Toy and Gift Month
Write to a Friend Month

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Local Resources
2nd FRI every month at 3:00 pm: PAWS TO am: Santa Maria Parks & Rec Dept offers free Helping Hand at Pat’s Place in Nipomo
READ at Los Osos Library, 2075 Palisades docent-led nature walks in Los Flores Ranch, Recreation Community Rm, 671 W Tefft St,
Ave. Come share your stories with an adoring 6271 Dominion Rd, Santa Maria. Cost: free. Ste 2, Nipomo.  Toys for kids with all types
listener. Cost: free. Contact: 528-1862. Contact: 925-0951. of disabilities to check out. In-home appts
• Foss Farm • Every WED 3:00-4:00 pm: PAWS TO READ at
Los Osos Library, 2075 Palisades Ave. Read to
2nd MON every month 6:30-8:00 pm:
Caregiver Support Group at Cayucos
avail. Cost-free! Contact: 547-1914 or www.
jackshelpinghand.org.
Seasonal Produce Farm Stand a dog who loves to listen to children. Cost: Community Church, Ocean Ave & S 3rd St. Every TUE 5:30-6:30 pm: Citizenship Classes
free. Contact: 528-1862. Free support for caregivers helping with at SLO County Library, 995 Palm St, SLO.
Quail, Hatching Eggs, Tours long-term illness, memory loss, dementia, All classes are bilingual, with all materials
Every SUN 12:00-4:00 pm: Family Funday at
Horseback Riding Lessons and Alzheimer’s. Contact: 458-7484. covered in 8 classes. No registration required.
Bang the Drum Brewery, 950 Orcutt Rd, San
Cost: free. Contact: slolibrary.org or 781-4187.
Luis Obispo. Enjoy the patio to play family- Every MON 10:00 am-2:00 pm: Remain
Call for an Appointment or friendly games and drums! Cost: free. Food Independent Despite Vision Loss at Santa Every FRI at 7:00 pm: Senior Ballroom
Gift Certificate! and craft beer available for sale. Contact: Maria Terrace, 1405 E Main St. New ways of Dancing at Madonna Inn. Look left of the
bangthedrumbrewery.com or 242-8372. doing daily tasks are taught by the Braille bandstand for sign: Dancers. Dance, chat and
3300 Traffic Way, Atascadero Institute, such as home management, listen to good music. No fees; no dues; just
Every FRI 6:00 am-4:00 pm: Early Bird Flea
foss-farm.com . 805 550-7517 Market at Santa Maria Fairpark, 937 S
traveling, and using talking library books. fun! Contact: 489-5481 or dg17@juno.com.
Contact: 462-1225.
Thornburg St. Browse vendors with antiques, Literacy Council for San Luis Obispo County
fruits, vegetables, new and used items, and 2nd & 4th MON every month at 6:30 pm: MOPS has an ongoing and urgent need for volunteer
2nd & 4th SAT every month 12:00-4:00 more! Cost: free. Contact: 258-1765. (Mothers of Preschoolers) meet at Pacific tutors and offers free training in SLO. Contact:
pm: Railway Historical Museum at Santa Christian Church, 3435 Santa Maria Way, 541-4219 or www.sloliteracy.org.
Every FRI 10:00 am-12:00 pm: Zen Doodle
Maria Transit Center, 400 E Boone St, Santa Santa Maria. Childcare is provided.  Contact:
Adult Coloring Book Group at Art Center 1st THU every month at 6:15 pm: Commission
Maria. This bimonthly opening features 934-3491 or www.pacificchristian.net.
Morro Bay, 835 Main St.  Relax and unwind on the Status of Women meets at Coast
a locomotive, boxcar, caboose, railroad
with the new adult coloring books. Cost: free. Every TUE 3:00-6:00 pm & FRI 3:00-5:30 pm: National Bank, 500 Marsh St, SLO. This
artifacts, interpretive exhibits, vintage rolling
Contact: artcentermorrobay.org or 772-2504. Teen Wellness Program at Arroyo Grande advisory group to SLO County Board of
stock, and a diorama to explore. Cost: free.
EOC Health Services Clinic, 1152 E Grand Supervisors identifies issues of concern to
Contact: 714-4927. Every MON 2:00-5:00 pm: Historic Tour of
Ave. Health services, including reproductive women not the focus of other advocacy or
Architecture at Monday Club, 1815 Monterey
Every TUE & THU: Youth Aikido Classes at health, in a safe environment to screen, advisory organizations. Contact: 788-3406.
St, SLO. Cost: free. Contact: themondayclub
Budo Ryu, 3536 S Higuera St, San Luis Obispo. assess, and provide intervention. Appts
slo.wildapricot.org or 541-0594. Morro Bay Museum of Natural History
Kids have fun, stay fit, make friends, gain life preferred. Contact: 489-4026.
Adventures With Nature & Mind Walks
skills, and learn to deal with bullies without Every THU at 10:15 am: Tiny Tunes Music &
1st WED every month at 9:00 am: Senior schedule is at: ccnha.org/naturewalks.html.
becoming one. Aiki-Mites (age 4-6) class Movement at Music Motive, 3440 S Higuera
Health Screening at First United Methodist
is 3:00 pm TUE. Aiki-Kids (age 7-12) TUE & St #130, SLO. This parent participation Central Coast Commission for Senior Citizens
Church, 275 N Halcyon Rd, Arroyo Grande.
THU at 4:00 pm. Pre-registration only. Cost: program for ages 1-5 includes activities based offers free services: Senior Connection to
Free and low-cost services for ages 50
$50-75/mo. Contact: 544-8866 or www. on music psychology and child development. connect callers with local resources; one on
and older: blood pressure, pulse, weight,
aikidosanluisobispo.com. Cost: $80 per mo. Contact: 543-0377. one Medicare help, referrals for long term
cholesterol, screening for anemia and
care, and help with billing and appeals; Vial
Every WED 10:00-11:00 am: Growing With 2nd FRI every month at 1:00 pm: Book Group diabetes, nutritional counseling, and medical
of Life kits with medical info for emergency
Baby Class at 1230 Marsh St, San Luis Obispo. at Cayucos Library, 310 B St. Join other referrals. Contact: 481-2692 or 788-0827.
responders; a Senior Resource Directory for
Pediatric nurse practitioner and lactation readers to discuss whatever you’re reading
1st WED every month at 12:00 pm: Disabled SLO and SB counties, and more. Contact: 925-
consultant Andrea Herron answers questions and to discover, ponder, and share insights
American Veterans luncheon at Veterans 9554 or www.centralcoastseniors.org.
about feeding, crying, and sleep for babies about what others are reading. Cost: free.
Memorial Bldg, 313 W Tunnell St, Santa Maria.
0-10 months. Dads are always welcome! Call Contact: 995-3846. Hospice of SLO County provides free grief
Contact: 345-0402.
to reserve a spot. Contact: 543-6988. counseling, individual and family support,
Every THU 6:30-9:30 pm: SLO Chess Club
Every WED 5:30-7:00 pm: Widowed Support counseling, crisis intervention, and wellness
Every TUE 7:00-9:00 pm & SAT 2:00-4:00 pm: meets at Carl’s Jr on Santa Rosa St, 1 block
Group at New Life Church, 990 James Way, education to those with a life-limiting illness,
Basic Safety Class at SLO MakerSpace, 81 S W of Foothill, across from Cal-Poly. All ages.
Rm 14, Pismo Beach. Offered by Hospice of their families, and the bereaved in SLO and
Higuera St, Ste 160 & 180, San Luis Obispo. Get Cost: free. Contact: 441-7210 or slochess.com.
SLO Co. Contact: 544-2266 or hospiceslo.org. Paso. Contact: 544-2266.
acquainted with the space and equipment Every SAT 10:00 am-2:00 pm: SLO Chess
before using the facility. See website for Every TUE at 7:00 pm: Al-Anon Family Volunteer as a Good Neighbor!  Make a
Club meets at the big board on Morro Bay
dates and classes. Cost: free for Members Support Group at Luis OASIS Senior Center, difference in the life of an older or disabled
Embarcadero at west end of Morro Bay Blvd
and all SLO County Library cardholders. 420 Soares Ave, Orcutt. Contact: 937-9750. adult. Training is monthly at Wilshire
(down the stairs). Cost: free. Contact: 441-
Contact: 439-2727 or slomakerspace.com. Community Services, 285 South St, Ste J, SLO.
7210 or slochess.com. 3rd WED every month at 7:00 pm: How to
Contact: 547-7025 x 17.
Every THU 10:00-11:00 am: La Leche League Survive Divorce seminar at SLO Women’s
3rd WED of every month at 6:30 pm:
Mother Support Meetings in North Co, SLO, Community Center, 1124 Nipomo St #D, SLO. Volunteer at San Luis Obispo Museum of Art!
Prepared & Natural Childbirth Classes at Twin
AG and SM. Breastfeeding and parenting Tips for handling family law issues. Cost: $10. Stop by at 1010 Broad St (Mission Plaza) or
Cities Community Hospital, 1220 Las Tablas
support and information offered. Cost: free. Contact: 544-9313 to register. email volunteer@sloma.org for information
Rd, Templeton. This six-series class includes
Contact: 242-2294 or Facebook.com/lllofslo. about multiple volunteer opportunities.
lecture, hands-on demos, and technique RISE offers: weekly drop-In support groups
MON-THU 8:30-11:30 am: Walk-In Legal Clinic practice. Cost: free. Contact: 434-4654. for sexual assault survivors; 24 hour crisis San Luis Obispo Senior Center offers health
in 3rd Floor Atrium of Courthouse Annex, line; advocacy; peer counseling; prevention, screening, legal services, meals, exercise,
2nd THU of every month at 6:30 pm:
1035 Palm St, San Luis Obispo and Paso empowerment and education. Contact: 545- bridge, and bingo at 1445 Santa Rosa St.
Breastfeeding Basics at Twin Cities
Robles Courthouse, 901 Park St, Rm 112. Get 8888 or www.sarpcenter.org. Contact: 781-7306.
Community Hospital, 1100 Las Tablas Rd,
help with divorce, child and spousal support, Templeton. Learn about practical aspects Every SAT 11:00 am-3:00 pm: ADOPT A PET at Central Coast Astronomical Society sponsors
domestic violence, guardianship, civil of feeding your newborn from a Lactation Petco, 2051 Theater Dr, in Paso Robles. Cats a Dark Sky Star Party every month at sunset.
harassment, and name or gender change. Consultant. Cost: free. Contact: 239-4443. from NCHS and dogs from Short n’ Sweet CCAS sponsors guest speakers and public
Every TUE & THU at 1:30 pm: Divorce & Child Dog Rescue. Contact: 466-5403. education programs. Find the CCAS event
Every THU-FRI 12:00-5:00 pm & SAT 11:00
Support Workshops at SLO Court Support calendar, location and weather condition
am-5:00 pm: Exploration Station Interactive Every MON 2:00-4:00 pm & WED 3:00-5:00 pm:
Services, 1120 Mill St, Ste A, San Luis Obispo updates, and local resources at: www.
Science Center welcomes families at 867 Jacks’ Adaptive Toy Lending Library-Jack’s
and Paso Robles Courthouse, 901 Park St, centralcoastastronomy.org.
Ramona Ave, Grover Beach. Cost: $2-3. Helping Hand at Central Coast Gymnastics, 21
Paso Robles. Help for divorce, child support, Contact: 473-1421 or explorationstation.org. Zaca Lane, #100, San Luis Obispo. Traditional San Luis Coastal Adult School’s Parent
custody and visitation orders. Overview of and adaptive toys for children with all types Participation Program offers Core Parenting
legal process followed by form prep and 2nd THU of every month 6:00-7:00 pm: Grief
of disabilities to check out. In-home appts and Enrichment classes at centers in San Luis
questions. Cost: free. Contact: 788-3418. Support Group at Central Coast Hospice, 253
available. Cost: free! Contact: 547-1914 or Obispo, Morro Bay, and Los Osos. Parent and
Granada Dr, Ste D, San Luis Obispo. Free for
1st & 3rd SAT every month at 2:00 pm: FAMILY www.jackshelpinghand.org. child activity classes, individual peer support,
anyone suffering the loss of a loved one who
MOVIE at Los Osos Library, 2075 Palisades and education for parents and caregivers.
is in need of support. Contact: 540-6020. Every TUE 2:00-5:00 pm & FRI 4:00-7:00 pm:
Ave. Enjoy popcorn and a G/PG movie. Call for Contact: 549-1222 or parentparticipation.org.
Jacks’ Adaptive Toy Lending Library - Jack’s
title. Cost: free. Contact: 528-1862. 2nd SAT of every month FEB-NOV at 9:00

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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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