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Central Coast January 2020

Family

Inside
Tek Talk ................................... 2

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Climate Change Family Action / New Year Fun / Breastfeeding / SLO Law & Order

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Tek Talk
Climate Change
Action for Families

by Stanley Horspool
Scientists discovered that humans new plants and trees to remove the
Is Earth’s climate really changing? Earth's fate is truly in our hands. are causing this warming. Earth- greenhouse gas CO2 from the air.
Everything that happens in one orbiting satellites and many years of Buying locally sourced food helps to
Yes! Earth has been getting warmer area affects something elsewhere. geological evidence have enabled prevent more CO2 from entering the
and fast. Global climate is the Earth has its own control system. scientists to see the big picture. air from fossil-fuel-burning trucks,
average climate over the entire The oceans, the land, the air, Data reveals that greenhouse planes, and ships that transport
planet. The reason scientists are the plants and animals, and the gas emissions and other human food from far away.
concerned is that Earth's global energy from the sun all affect each activities are causing earth to warm
climate is changing dramatically. other to make everything work in over ten times faster than ever Can I reduce my "carbon footprint"?
The planet is warming up fast— harmony. Nothing changes in one before. Find a helpful graph at:
faster than at any time scientists place without changing something Your carbon footprint is the amount http://xkcd.com/1732/.
know about from their studies of in another place. The overall effect of carbon dioxide released into the
Earth's entire history. Can I help nature to help us?
gives us our global climate. air from your own energy use. You
use transportation, electricity, food,
Does what we do matter? What’s making our climate warmer? Yes! We can all take notice of our clothing, and other goods. Your
environment. We can learn how our choices can make a big difference
planet works and how to live on it. and inspire others.
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Tek Talk
digital clock (like a coffee maker) or Stay out of the drive thru! If you go
a power adapter (like a laptop) also to a fast-food place, ask your driver
suck power. Plug them into a surge to park the car and let you walk The Village Salon
protector or power strip that has an inside, rather than sitting in a line of
on/off switch. Then shut off power cars with the engine running.
without unplugging each gadget.
Measure your carbon footprint from
There are even power strips that and find more ideas to reduce it at:
glow to show how much power is www.footprintcalculator.org. Toni
used, and some that you can control
from your computer or iPhone. How can I reduce my trash? &
Turn up the thermostat on the air Ask your parents to buy reusable Toni
conditioning when it's hot. Use grocery bags. Help to get them out
fans. They use much less power. of the car to take into the store.
Call or stop by for an appointment for your
Turn down the thermostat on the
heating when it's cold. Sweaters,
Recycle paper, aluminum,
cardboard, food cans, plastic, glass, new cut or color: (805) 489-5100
blankets, and socks are good for newspapers, magazines, junk mail,
you and better for the planet. phone books, and anything else 115 East Branch Street in Arroyo Grande
made of paper.
Walk or ride your bike instead of
taking a car everywhere. Even a Reduce waste by buying durable
whenever possible to save trees. the exciting careers of the future.
2-mile car trip puts 2 pounds of CO2 goods and shopping at thrift
They can range from designing
into the atmosphere! stores. Tell your parents "BYOM"
Drink tap water—filtered, if you satellites and batteries to fixing sun
(bring your own mug) when they
like—instead of bottled water. Carry and wind-energy generators to
If you must ride in a car, carpool. stop to buy coffee. Use less paper
your water in a reusable bottle. planning heat and drought-tolerant
Plastic disposable water bottles are landscapes for homes and parks.
an environmental disaster! Many possible careers haven't even
been created yet. You could invent
Use fewer containers. Buy products even your own career! For ideas
that use less packaging material. and more info, go to: climatekids.
Even if you recycle packaging, it nasa.gov.
takes energy to create them in the
first place and energy to remake
Climate Kids is produced by the Earth
them into something else. Science Communications Team at NASA's
Jet Propulsion Laboratory and California
Do I need to save water too? Institute of Technology.

People and animals in many parts Stanley Horspool is a software engineer,


photographer, central coast explorer, and
of the world do not have clean, safe musician. He can be reached at: http://
water to drink. As more regions are aplink.io or shorspool@pobox.com.
hit by drought, this problem will
become more serious. The sooner
we conserve water, the better. Be
aware of how much water you use
every time you turn it on.

Don’t keep the water running while


you brush your teeth or scrub your
dishes or hands with soap. Take
shorter showers.
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Library Voice
Check It Out:
January Happenings
by Rebecca Juretic

Celebrate the Right to Vote our nation. People can even vote
in a booth for their favorite poster
2020 marks the 100 anniversary of design. The exhibit will be open to
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women securing the right to vote. the public through January 19th.
San Luis Obispo County Library is
offering everyone – both kids and I Could Do That!: Esther Morris
adults – opportunities to examine Gets Women the Vote is a movie
and celebrate this milestone. It’s presentation of the children's
a great way to teach kids the book by Linda Arms White. In
precious and valuable nature of 1869, a woman whose "can-do"
the right to vote for everyone attitude had shaped her life was
in the United States of America. instrumental in making Wyoming
Here are a couple of the related the first state to allow women to
events planned this month: vote. She then became the first
woman to hold public office in the
Sign of the Times is a traveling United States. This event will take
exhibit that will be at the San Luis place on January 29th, 2:00 - 3:00
Obispo Library through January pm at the Shandon Library.
19th. Replicas of political posters
will allow us to examine and Free Events in January!
appreciate this unique art form
and how it reflects the history of Here are a few more free and fun family events coming up at SLO
County Library branches. Creation Station
Saturday, January 18
Family Maker Day 2:00 - 3:00 pm
Saturday, January 25 Santa Margarita Library
1:30 - 3:30 pm Bookstore
Atascadero Library
Polin Community Room Kids will create a S.T.E.M. project
to take home. For ages 6-12.
Spend the afternoon tinkering, Register by calling (805) 438-5622.
playing, and making! A variety
of stations including Hex Bugs, Homework Help & Reading
Legos, magnets, and a robotic Practice with a Teen Tutor
arm will all be available. Tuesdays, January 7, 14, and 21
4:00 - 5:00 pm
Curious Parent Forum: Creating San Luis Obispo Library
Healthy Sleep Habits
Saturday, February 1 Get help with homework and
11:00 am - 12:00 pm reading from a teen tutor. Tutors
Arroyo Grande Library will work with up to two children
at a time. Children are expected to
This class will cover all the basics bring their own materials. Parents
you need to help maximize your of children under 9 must stay in
child's sleep potential. You will the library during the program.
learn the basic science of sleep For students in Kindergarten to
and the top five keys for sleep Grade 5. Registration required by
success. Plus, a Q & A will be calling (805) 781-5775.
offered at the end to answer
your specific sleep questions. This
Rebecca Juretic is a freelance writer and Public
event is sponsored by the Arroyo Relations Consultant for the San Luis Obispo
Grande Friends of the Library. County Libraries. Rebecca can be reached at:
Register by calling (805) 473-7163. juretic@sbcglobal.net.

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Tuesday | February 11, 2020 | 7:30pm tickets.calpoly.edu 805 756-4849
A leader in the contemporary circus world for 25 years, Cirque Éloize seamlessly intertwines circus arts with
other art forms and technology to thrill audiences seeking sensually rich entertainment. This breathtaking
evening of acrobatics and live music will be enjoyed by audiences ages 5 and up. (Fog and haze effects)
Harold Miossi Hall
1 Grand Avenue Enjoy a free 30-minute Pre-Show Lecture at 6:30 pm in PAC Pavilion presented by Lei Lei de Kirby
San Luis Obispo

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GYMNASTICS

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Learn basic - advanced tumbling and trampoline skills on the floor,
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body awareness, flexibility, and strength.

Our coaches are USAG safety certified, USAG Professional &


Instructor members, SLO County fingerprinted and/or background
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Fun & Games Jack’s Jokes
What kind of horses run around after dark? Nightmares!

Help the New Year Numerals Two silk worms were in a race. What was the result? A tie!
Why do male deer need braces? They have buck teeth!
Find Each Other

Martin Luther King Jr Word Search

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

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Wellness
Breastfeeding
New Year’s
Resolutions

Thinking about resolutions to comfortable nursing in public. A


eat healthier, exercise more, or massage or shopping trip (cute
switch to a more thrilling job? If nursing top or lingerie?) can do
you’re expecting a baby, you may wonders for your mama mojo.
benefit most from a set of New 2. Forgive yourself.
Year’s resolutions to help reach
your breastfeeding goals. If you didn’t breastfeed your first,
or quit before you wanted to, let
Over 77 percent of moms attempt yourself off the hook. First of all,
to breastfeed, but only 49 percent it’s likely you were unwittingly
continue through the minimum six booby-trapped by barriers beyond
months of exclusive breastfeeding your control, and chances are you
recommended by the American did the best you could under the
Academy of Pediatrics. It’s time circumstances. Second, beating
to take the step-by-step approach yourself up never helps—it just
that works with diet and exercise tome on lactation management laws that, just as with seatbelts
makes things worse. Chalk up
and apply it to achieving your issues—your head will soon be and sunscreen, we know more
past flops as part of the fantastic
personal nursing goals. swimming, and your confidence now about the importance of
learning experience that will
sinking, in obscure conditions breastfeeding.
Breastfeeding and working out make you more motivated and
and syndromes that are usually Finally, try to relax and enjoy.
have a lot of similarities—they more successful this time around.
preventable or only affect a small Breastfeeding will provide you
both have whopping short-term 3. Be realistic and prepared. percentage of moms. Instead: with endless comedic material
and lifetime benefits for you and
your baby, and they can alternate Setting achievable goals is just a) arm yourself with information and qualify you for a new set of
between being challenging, as important for breastfeeding via a good, recommended “motherhood stripes” (along
downright frustrating, and as it is for running a race. You breastfeeding class and try with being that mom with a
breathtakingly rewarding. Here may have a vision of a marathon- a great DVD—such as Shari wailing kid in the grocery store),
are a few suggestions for getting worthy three years of exclusive Criso’s Simply Breastfeeding; not to mention the health and
nursing off on the right foot breastfeeding in your mind, but bonding benefits for both of you.
b) watch another mother nurse
(regardless of past experience or races are run one stride at a time. Remind yourself that your babes
(YouTube has a wealth of
lack thereof): Take stock of your situation—are love you and that you’re doing an
nursing videos if you don’t
you going back to work? Are you awesome job!
1. Know what to expect. have a breastfeeding friend or
a single parent? Do you have a
Like exercising, there’s a learning toddler underfoot? relative); and For free breastfeeding support on
curve for breastfeeding, lasting c) find a good coach and a the Central Coast, reach out for
Figure out where you will need help at any time and a La Leche
anywhere from a few days to a few cheering squad (i.e., a certified
more help and make a plan League leader will get back to
weeks. It may be uncomfortable, lactation consultant or La
to get it; whether that means you within 24 hours. You can also
you may get sore, or you may Leche League support group).
working something out with your attend peer-to-peer meetings
want to throw in the towel from
employer, lining up help from your 5. Stay positive. facilitated by experienced local
time to time. That’s normal!
friends and family, or swapping volunteers. Contact LLL of SLO:
Every ounce of milk counts, so babysitting with another mom. See yourself as successful and facebook.com/lllofslo, lllofslo@
give yourself encouragement for Remind yourself that parenthood able to adapt to any challenges gmail.com, or (805) 242-2294.
making the effort and hanging is about progress, personality, or hurdles that come your way,
in there. Reward yourself for and perseverance; not perfection! just as with any other part of
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can latch the baby on without 4. Keep it simple. pick ourselves up. Stay away the booby traps ©2019. For more information,
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Local History
SLO Law & Order by Guy Crabb

I’d like to start the new year formed to go after the criminals
off with a story about crime, immediately after a crime was
murder, capturing bad guys, and reported. The members of
the Vigilance Committee of San the Vigilance Committee were
Luis Obispo County. Our town prominent names in the county--
had a bad reputation, a very bad the leaders and pioneers. Walter
reputation, back in 1858. To give Murray was the leader of one
you an idea of just how bad it was Vigilance Committee. Murray
in the county, one gang had a was a lawyer, judge, newspaper
of the Vigilance Committee. Pio Another great book I’ve read is
saying: “Dead Men Tell No Tales.” owner, and landowner, who
sat on a hill where he could watch titled Journey of Justice. It tells
lived across from the Mission.
people come and go from town. some of the law enforcement
In 1849, nine members of a family Other members included J. Price
He watched the Committee go in history in the county. One
were slain at the Mission in San (who owned most of the land in
and out of town looking for him, interesting story describes a man
Miguel. There were only about 340 Pismo Beach), S. Pollard (major
so Pio decided to leave San Luis by the name of Bert Ross, who
people living in San Luis Obispo landowner in San Luis Obispo),
at night and hide in a forest near was convicted of murdering a
County at the time. Everyone C. Johnson (major landowner),
Los Osos Valley Road and Turri Deputy Sheriff. The Deputy was
who lived in the county was on Mallagh, Dana, Graves, BeeBee,
Road. He was soon discovered, transporting Ross to San Quentin
their guard at all times just in case Herrera, and Blackburn. Joining
and the Vigilance Committee prison on a ship. As the ship came
gangs invaded their ranches or the committee meant that you
members showed up in force, to shore, Ross hit the Deputy on
farms. Finally, the citizens of the might not come back home
surrounded the forest, and the head several times and then
county had enough of the bad alive. Yet, the above citizens
eventually dispatched Pio Linares jumped overboard into the water.
guys. A posse was formed, and and other community leaders
with a bullet to the head during Ross was soon pulled out of the
several prominent citizens of the were committed to getting rid of
a ferocious gun battle. By that water and once again taken into
county chased the main gang to criminals to make the area safe for
time, the Vigilance Committee custody.
Carpenteria. All of the bad guys new settlers coming to the area.
had hung five men and killed
were killed. It was soon decided
Pio Linares. Their success sent a Unfortunately, the Deputy died
that the county needed a Sheriff. In the early 1850s, there were
message to the other criminals from his head injuries and Ross
In 1850, Henry Dalley was elected many people who did not strike
in the county to leave town and was convicted of murder and
as the first Sheriff of San Luis it rich in the California gold fields.
never come back. Walter Murray sentenced in May of 1900. His
Obispo County. He lasted a year Many started traveling south
was the leader during the Linares sentence was “to be hanged by
until realizing that being Sheriff to find land to settle on and
incident and he was setting his the neck until dead.” However,
was not the safest job in town. start a new life. One particular
sights on Jack Powers, the real by the time the trial was over,
story about the county Vigilance
leader of the gang. hangings were no longer
1850 to 1860 was a busy decade Committee comes from an
conducted at the local level.
for law enforcement. The main interesting biography written During this time period, the Ross was once again sent to San
problem was that there was on Jack Powers. Powers was bandits weren’t the only Quentin prison and instead of
not enough law enforcement to the leader of one of the most problems for law enforcement. getting 10 years for his original
handle the number of bad guys in dangerous gangs in the county. Some Tulare Indians would make crime, he was hung in July of
the county. People in the county Pio Linares was a member of the frequent trips into the county 1900. Ross was sentenced and
and the city of San Luis Obispo Powers gang and a murderer. stealing horses from ranchos and was hung within a two-month
realized that by the time the sheriff According to the book Devil using the meat for food. Even span. At times, justice was very
finally showed up to the scene of On Horseback, Pio Linares was Governor Pacheco led a party swift when it came to murder.
a crime, the bad guys were long being pursued by local citizens, to recover a herd of horses that
gone. A Vigilance Committee was including many official members were stolen from a friend. They I hope everyone has the best year
were able to get the horses back, ever, and I hope we can all work
but one of his men was killed and together to keep our county the
several were wounded. best ever, in the spirit of our city’s
early citizens.
As the years went by, the gangs
moved on, and the frequent Happy New Year!
murders eventually stopped.
The vigilantes disbanded, and
elected law officials took care of Guy Crabb retired after teaching over 32 years,
crime. Law enforcement still most recently at Charles E. Teach Elementary
School in San Luis Obispo. He was selected
dealt with occasional murders due as San Luis Coastal Unified School District
The only published likeness of
Jack Powers (with horse)
to arguments between neighbors Teacher of the Year for 2006-2007. Reach him
or random killings. at crabbx5@charter.net.

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Education

food for thought was directed at the good people of


Wales. Typically, Welsh Rabbit is
The stories behind names of the combined to make a new word are dinner to refer to the meal they
melted cheese or cream over toast
things we eat can often be as called portmanteau words, a term enjoyed after sunset.
or crackers. It seems the Welsh were
delicious as the items themselves. stolen from a piece of luggage
perceived as living on the wrong side Back in the 1200s, the English also
Here’s a random sampling from designed with two compartments
of the tracks. The snub suggests borrowed soper (now spelled supper)
words that made their way into (apparently one for each of the two
that melted cheese over toast was from the French. This word referred
English during the 1700s: contributing words).
the nearest thing to rabbit the Welsh to the last meal of the day, a meal
Pumpernickel – this dense, tasty could afford. Lunch started out as luncheon seen as lighter and less formal than
bread is of German origin, as is its (originally spelled lunching) in the midday dinner. Interestingly, the
The word chowder has etymologists
name. Oddly, the name pumpernickel the 1650s, meaning a light repast verb sup developed independently
duking it out. Some claim it heralds
referred originally to a coarse, dark, between mealtimes. Though on two separate trunks of the
from Brittany, where a form of the
brutish fellow. Etymologists argue nobody knows for sure, lunch may etymological tree. From French soper
French word chaud, meaning hot,
over whether the first part is pumper, have come from: came the verb sup, to eat the evening
gave birth to the name for the pot
meaning the noise of a heavy fall, or meal. At the same time, the Old High
one puts over the fire, the chaudiere, 1. An earlier English term meaning
pumpern, meaning to break wind. German word sufen, to drink alcohol,
or cauldron. These etymologists thick piece or hunk
The second part is a nickname for the grew to become the German supen
claim the “housewives of Brittany”
name Nicholas, which interestingly is 2. A northern English word meaning and Dutch zuipen, meaning to tipple.
used the term chowder for both
also equated with goblins, louts and hunk of bread or cheese This term ended up in Old English
the pot and for what they cooked
rascals. Etymologists can’t piece meaning to take into the mouth with
in the pot. Other etymologists stick 3. A Middle English term,
together exactly how pumpernickel the lips, giving us parallel growth of
with the same French roots for the nonechenche, which translates to
moved from labeling the louts or completely different roots to end up
word, but place the word’s birth in noon drink
farts to labeling the bread, but given with surprisingly similar meaning.
Newfoundland in the early Americas.
the fact that the paler flours tended The word snack entered English
to be reserved for the wealthy, it’s When we toast someone, we in the 1400s, meaning the snap of I grew up in a blue-collar neighbor-
not too much of a stretch to imagine typically don’t raise a piece of a dog’s jaw. By the 1550s, snack hood where we all ate dinner. We
how any generally negative term got heated bread to do so, but to some meant a snappish remark. The 1680s shared the understanding that
applied to a distinctively dark bread. degree, our ancestors did. In a classy brought a new meaning for snack: a people who mistakenly called dinner
establishment of the 1700s, a tiny share, portion or part. By 1807, snack supper had their snoots in the air.
The sandwich, as many have heard,
piece of spiced toast was placed in morphed to mean a mere bite or In the 1600s, dessert showed up in
was named for John Montague, the
the bottom of a glass filled with ale morsel to eat. English from the French desservire,
Fourth Earl of Sandwich. Some claim
or another beverage. When the glass meaning clear the table. So when we
the Earl was very fond of gambling In the 1300s, the English borrowed
was raised in honor of someone, the indulge in dessert, we etymologically
– so fond, he often wasn’t willing disner from the French in the form
drinker did, indeed, raise the toast. celebrate clearing of the previous
to put down his cards for events of the word dinner. Interestingly,
as mundane as meals, so he simply If the foods we eat have fascinating dinner originally meant the first course from the table.
wrapped a hunk of meat in a slice of etymological tales to tell, shouldn’t meal of the day, then moved later
bread and ate without slowing the the labels we give our meals be to mean the noonday meal, and Many thanks to my sources: the OED,
similarly intriguing? Etymonline, Jordan Almond’s Dictionary of
game(s). Other historians claim that eventually came to timelessly mean Word Origins, and Wordnik.
the inaugural sandwich was most The noun breakfast showed up in the main meal of the day. The lower
likely eaten at the Earl’s desk as heEnglish in the 1400s and is a simple and middle classes ate this meal near
addressed his many responsibilities combination of the verb break and midday, but over time the upper
in business and politics. the noun fast. It hasn’t changed classes commandeered the term
Welsh rabbit is actually a snub that in meaning over the years, and for
centuries has referred to a time
when we break our nightlong fast.
Breakfast happens to be a tosspot
word (compound of a verb and noun,
in that order).
We all know that brunch is a
combination of breakfast and CS Perryess writes for teens, narrates audio
books, and ponders the wonder of words in a
lunch, but who knew that it was a foggy little town on California’s central coast.
portmanteau word created by British Find more at http://csperryess.blogspot.com,
college students in 1896? Words or reach him at csperryess@gmail.com.

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New Crew Dance Performance
Guest Speaker Councilwoman Maria Garcia
Paso Robles High School Black Student Union
Art & Essay Contest • Door Prizes • Drama & Poetry
First Baptist Church and Second Baptist Church Choirs
Paso Robles Youth Arts Foundation Dance Performance

March for Unity will assemble at 11:30 am at 21st &


Gregory St (near Event Center south gate) and walk at
noon to Flamson School. Free refreshments. Heavy rain
cancels the march.

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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
Birthstone: Garnet LIBRARY STORYTIME: 10:30 AT, LIBRARY STORYTIME: 10:00 MB, 9:00am-1:00pm Santa Maria Town Ctr
January is: 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 2:00-5:00pm Morro Bay 800 Main St
Eye Care Month
LIBRARY STORYTIME: 11:00 AG
National Blood Donor Month new year’s Drinking Straw SLO CO GENEALOGICAL SOCIETY
National Braille Literacy Month DAY Patented (in 1888) 1st SAT 12:30am IOOF Hall SLO
Isaac Newton’s
National Hobby Month Flower: Carnation Paul Revere’s Birthday (Born in 1643)
National Staying Healthy Month Birthday (Born in 1735) Jakob grimm’s
Festival of sleep DAY
National Thank You Month Betsy Ross’ Birthday (Born in 1785)
Hot Tea Month Birthday (Born in 1752) J.R.R. tolkien’S Louis braille’s
BIRTHDAY (Born in 1892) Birthday (Born in 1809)
Oatmeal Month

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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 LIBRARY STORYTIME: 11:00 AG

1st woman old rock day


governor nellie national apricot day
ross inaugurated in
wyoming (in 1925) national static
electricity day

national Sherlock holmes’


bird Birthday (Published 1887) Milk day
DAY bubble bath day FULL MOON (1st bottles delivered in 1878)
bean DAY
elvis presley’s
cuddle up DAY birthday (Born in 1935) secret pal DAY

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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 LIBRARY STORYTIME: 11:00 AG
benjamin franklin’s
1st super bowl Birthday (Born in 1706)
national (In 1967)
pharmacist
DAY
national hat DAY
work make your dreams A.A. milne’s Birthday
harder DAY come true DAY (Born in 1882)
national
poetry break DAY winnie the pooh day
nothing DAY
thesaurus 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
compliment day LIBRARY STORYTIME: 11:00 AG
popcorn day national
hugging DAY national
handwriting DAY

Measure your
feet day

Dr Martin Luther NEW MOON


King Jr day (Born in 1929)
cheese LOVERS DAY

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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
australia 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
(Sydney settled in 1778) AG,10:30 LO, 11:00 CAY, 11:30 SMG LIBRARY STORYTIME: 11:00 AG

national national jackie robinson’s


Kazoo DAY puzzle DAY Birthday
(Born in 1919)

lewis carroll’s
birthday franklin D. roosevelt’s ayd sdwarkbac
(Born in 1832) birthday (Born in 1882)

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SLO REP’s Academy of Creative Theatre
presents a young actors’ production of
Shakespeare’s timeless tragedy

Returning home from battle, the victorious


Macbeth meets three witches on the heath

Written by William Shakespeare Driven by their disturbing prophecies,


Edited by Don Fleming he sets out on the path to murder
Directed by Rachel Tietz
Originally adapted for Seattle Children’s Theatre,
Scenic Design by Dave Linfield this version of MacBeth has been edited for
Costume Design by Grace Kitchen students in grades 4 through 12

Lighting and Sound Design by Kevin Harris

January 10 – January 19, 2020 (805) 786-2440


Wed - Sat @ 7 pm Sat & Sun @ 2 pm www.slorep.org
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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
Feeling hopeless, desperate, or alone? avail. Cost-free! Contact: 547-1914 or www.
Every WED 3:00-4:00 pm: PAWS TO READ at 2nd MON every month 6:30-8:00 pm:
Concerned for someone you care about? jackshelpinghand.org.
Los Osos Library, 2075 Palisades Ave. Read to Caregiver Support Group at Cayucos
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.
long-term illness, memory loss, dementia, All classes are bilingual, with all materials
Every SUN 12:00-4:00 pm: Family Funday at
and Alzheimer’s. Contact: 458-7484. covered in 8 classes. No registration required.
Bang the Drum Brewery, 950 Orcutt Rd, San
Suicide Prevention 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
Mental Health and friendly games and drums! Cost: free. Food Independent Despite Vision Loss at Santa Every FRI at 7:00 pm: Senior Ballroom
Emotional Support and craft beer available for sale. Contact: Maria Terrace, 1405 E Main St. New ways of Dancing at Madonna Inn. Look left of the
Free bangthedrumbrewery.com or 242-8372. doing daily tasks are taught by the Braille bandstand for sign: Dancers. Dance, chat and
Confidential Institute, such as home management, listen to good music. No fees; no dues; just
24 hours of every day
Every FRI 6:00 am-4:00 pm: Early Bird Flea
traveling, and using talking library books. fun! Contact: 489-5481 or dg17@juno.com.
Market at Santa Maria Fairpark, 937 S
A program of Transitions Mental Health Association
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
options are Tuesday/ Thursday or student-parent-teacher partnerships

Alternative Education
Monday/ Wednesday with a Friday provide educational resources, a
enrichment day. Contact: 548-8700 mentor teacher, and eligibilty for
or sloclassicalacademy.com. sports, clubs, and activities. Students
may qualify to enroll in community
Wishing Well School offers non-
college as well as secondary classes.

on the
profit holistic Waldorf education
Contact: 937-2051 x 2761 or x 2762.
in Los Osos with part or full-time
preschool, and full-time kindergarten- Templeton Independent Study
7th grade, and 1st-7th two-day High School. WASC accredited.

Central Coast home school enrichment. Contact: Weekly meeting with teacher.
wishingwellschool.org or 235-4401.
Children’s House Montessori
Opportunity for early graduation
and concurrent Cuesta College
enrollment. In Templeton and SLO
School in Atascadero strives to help
at Los Ranchos Elementary School.
each child reach his/her greatest
Contact 434-5833 or tae.tusd.
potential, by embracing learning
ca.schoolloop.com/tishs.
and appreciating and respecting
the world. Contact: 466-5068 or Trivium Charter Schools in Lompoc,
childrenshouse.cc. Santa Maria, and Arroyo Grande
Central Coast families are fortunate to have a wide variety of quality offer a hybrid program of classical
Montessori Children’s School in San
choices for their children’s education. Following are some options for Luis Obispo seeks to inspire a passion
project-based classes 2 days per
those seeking secular alternative education in our region. week and homeschool 3 days
for excellence, to nurture curiosity,
per week. Contact: 489-7474 or
creativity and imagination, and to
For more information about local private, independent, nature based, awaken the human spirit of every
triviumcharter.org.
and religious schools, visit: cde.ca.gov/re/sd child. Ages 3-12. Contact: 544-6691 West Mall Alternative School.
or montessoriofslo.com. Independent Study Home School
Parent Participation of San Luis grades K-8. Contact: 938-8934 or in Atascadero. Contact: 462-4238
Coastal Adult School offers core orcuttacademycharter.net. Central Coast Montessori School in
or edline.net/pages/West_Mall_
classes to enhance parenting Morro Bay offers a rich, individualized
Summit Academy charter school Alternative.
skills, meet other families, and academic environment to promote
serves K-12 grades, and provides independence and optimum scholastic Paso Robles Joint Unified School
allow children to play with peers.
personalized home-based learning achievement. Contact: 772-9317 or District Home School & Independent
Also enrichment classes such as
that fosters investigation, skill centralcoastmontessori.com. Study Program serves K-8th grade.
Spanish, Cooking, and Gardening,
development and creativity, and Students and parents work one-on-
and a Cooperative Preschool at Heritage Montessori Preschool
lifelong curiosity. Contact: (818) 450- one with teachers, receive lesson
CL Smith. Contact: 549-1222 or in San Luis Obispo provides an
9810 or summitacademyca.org. plans, textbooks, and teachers’
parentparticipation.org. enriching and loving environment in
Nature Based Schools editions for all subjects. Classes,
Charter Schools a beautiful country setting. Waldorf
enrichment activities, and field trips
Outside Now provides summer, after- and Montessori based for ages 2.5-5
are also offered. Contact: 769-1675.
CAVA – California Virtual Academies school, and private nature-based years. Contact: 235-5589.
and K¹² give kids the chance to education in San Luis Obispo County. Homeschool Organizations
Academics and More is a Homeschool
learn at their own pace. Online Contact: 541-9900 or outsidenow.org. Helper class for 7th-8th grade at Homeschool Association of California
schooling is aligned with California Ludwick Community Center in SLO. is an inclusive organization offering
state standards. Teacher support as Delphinus School of Natural History
is a unique, regional, outdoor science Offered in partnership with City of campouts, conferences, statewide
needed, meetings and work samples SLO, this class includes a convenient support, a website with excerpts
required quarterly. Contact: (866) program in San Luis Obispo, for
elementary through middle school cost-effective way for students to from education code books, and
339-6790, caliva.org, or k12.com. gain access to a tutor, community links. Contact: hsc.org.
students. Programs are engaging,
Family Partnership is a tuition- interactive, student driven, and involvement, assistance with their
California Homeschool Network is
free K-12 independent study public designed to foster self-expression school work, time management and
a grassroots organization to protect
school serving Santa Barbara, San and environmental stewardship. organization skills, and more. Contact:
the right of parents to educate their
Luis Obispo, and Ventura counties Contact: delphinusschool.org. EarthAdventuresForKids.com.
children. Website offers current state
with home study schools in San Luis Public Schools and federal laws. Contact: (800) 327-
Obispo (1981 Vicente Dr), Morro Bay, Independent Schools
5339 or californiahomeschool.net.
Solvang, Santa Maria, and Cambria. Clarity Steiner School in Nipomo Montessori Resource Center is a
Meet with teachers weekly and turn offers Waldorf education for first tuition-free public school in Morro Homeschoolers of the Central Coast
in work samples. Contact: 348-3333 and second graders. Class meets four Bay for K-5th grades through Family Yahoo! group meets regularly: groups.
or fpcharter.org. days per week. Contact: 929-6878. Partnership Charter School. Contact: yahoo.com/group/Homeschoolers_of_
348-3333 or fpcharter.org. the_Central_Coast.
Olive Grove is an independent study Santa Lucia School on 5 acres in
home school with sites in San Luis Templeton has provided peace Parkfield Elementary School is a one- Santa Maria Inclusive Learners.
Obispo (165 Grand Ave), Santa Maria,education for over 25 years. room school in San Miguel providing Yahoo! group with free homeschool
Lompoc, Los Olivos, and Santa Integrated curriculum founded on a unique, child-centered education enrichment and support: groups.
Barbara. Meet with teacher weekly. life experiences, in-depth study, customized to student abilities yahoo.com/group/santa_maria_
Enrichment classes also offered. and active immersion in the arts for and pace. Hands-on instruction, inclusive_learners.
Contact: 543-2701 or sbceoportal. grades 1-8. Attendance Mon-Thu exploration, and speakers focus on Templeton Unified School District
org/losolivos. with homeschool Fridays. Carpooling the inner development of each child. K-8 Home Schooling program.
Contact: 463-2331 or rskepins@
Orcutt Academy Independent Study encouraged. Contact: 434.2217 or Contact: 434-5840 or tae.tusd.ca.
shandonschools.org.
is affiliated with Orcutt Academy santaluciaschool.org. schoolloop.com.
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Based on a true story. Always…Patsy Cline is a delightful musical about friendship, country
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