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February 2020

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Family Life ................................. 2

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


Safety ........................................ 6
Fun & Games ...................... 8
Wellness ................................ 10
Local History ...................... 12
Wordmonger ...................... 14
Calendar ................................. 17
Child Development ......... 18
Money .................................... 20
Local Resources ............... 21

Racial Awareness / Kid’s Hygiene / Dental Health / Teaching Empathy / Financial Skills

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Family Life
positive feelings about their racial to prefer one race over others.
and cultural identity. We can also
At this age, children’s thinking
challenge the immature thinking
is quite limited, distorted, and
that is typical of very young
inconsistent. For these reasons,
children and can eventually lead it is easy for them to believe
to prejudice. stereotypes and form prejudices.
Children develop their identity and In the Anti-Bias Curriculum, Louise
attitudes through experiences Derman-Sparks states, “The
with their own bodies, social goals are to facilitate children’s
environments, and their cognitive awareness that their racial
developmental stages. As these identity does not change, to help
three factors interact, young them understand that they are
children progress through certain part of a large group with similar
stages of racial and cultural characteristics (not “different”
awareness. from everyone else) and to foster
their desire to be exactly who
Racial & Cultural Awareness
When does this start? The
they are.”
foundation of self-awareness is
by Barbara Biles laid when children are infants and KINDERGARTEN (age 5 and 6).
toddlers. At these stages, children Kindergartners will continue to
February is Black History Month; children’s lives?” “Yes!” I said, learn “what is me” and “what is ask questions about physical
a great time to appreciate the “Skin-tone crayons can help a not me.” Toddlers are sensitive differences, and they can begin
accomplishments of African child become aware of who he is to the feelings of adults around to understand the explanations
Americans and teach children and who others are.” After age them, and begin to mimic adult for these differences. They can
about diversity. After one of my 9, racial attitudes tend to stay behavior. By age two, children now make distinctions between
lectures on cultural awareness, the same unless the child has a recognize and explore physical members of the same racial
I was asked, “Does this really life-changing experience. Before differences. They are also learning or cultural group. At this age,
matter? Will adding skin-tone that, however, we have a good the names of colors, and they children are developing social
crayons make a difference in chance to help children develop begin to apply this to skin color. skills and becoming more group-
Natural curiosity will lead to oriented. They enjoy exploring
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questions about differences.
THE PRESCHOOL YEARS (age 3
the culture of their friends. By age
six, most children understand the
concept of fair and unfair, and
and 4). Children of this age are
they often use these concepts as
better at noticing differences
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Family Life
Now that you understand how or red. Emphasize that skin-color
children develop their racial and differences are interesting and
cultural awareness and identities, desirable.
it’s time to encourage them
to accept and celebrate their
Hair - Use photographs of diverse The Village Salon
hairstyles and ethnic hair-care
differences. We want to help all
children develop a positive self-
concept, feel proud of who they
products for the children to use,
explore, and talk about. Talk about For your Hearts Delight
how hair has different textures,
are, and respect others. If this
positive sense of self and others
shapes, colors, and lengths. For
instance, some people have fine be a New You with a New Do
is allowed to flourish, today’s
hair while others have coarse
children can become adults who
affirm differences, identify unfair
situations, and strive for racial
hair. Some have straight hair,
and others have curly hair. Take
a photo of each child’s face Call Toni & Toni:
Happy
equity.
A first step in helping children feel
and make a collage of different
hairstyles. (805) 489-5100 Love Month!
positive about racial and cultural
Music and Dance - Teach children
identity is reflecting diversity
songs and dances from different 115 East Branch Street in Arroyo Grande
in their surroundings. Children
nations of the world. Children will
notice when the only dolls to
begin to see that all people like to
play with don’t look anything like
sing and dance, but every group
them. Books and toys that reflect
has its own special ways of doing Aboud, F. 1988. *Children and Prejudice*. New York: McCracken-Brown, J. 1993. *Valuing Diversity:
racial and cultural diversity serve Basil Blackwill. The Primary Years*. Washington, DC: National
it. Talk with the children about Association for the Education of Young Children.
two purposes. They not only help Derman-Sparks, L., and the ABC Task Force. 1989.
how different music sounds: loud,
children of color feel good about *Anti-Bias Curriculum: Tools for Empowering Young York, S. 1991. *Roots and Wings: Affirming Culture in
soft, fast, or slow. Listen for the Children*. Washington, DC: National Association for Early Childhood*. Minnesota: Redleaf Press.
themselves, they help all children Education of Young Children.
different instruments. Reprinted with permission from the National
feel positive about differences. McCracken-Brown, J. 1990. *Helping Children Love Network for Child Care - NNCC.
Here are some ideas you can try in Activities for School Children Themselves and Others: A Professional Handbook
for Family Day Care*. Washington, DC: The Children’s Barbara Biles, M.Ed. is a Training and Technical
your home and community. Alike and Different (Thumbprints) Foundation. Specialist in Early Childhood and Family Education.

Remove materials and visuals that - Set out white 3” x 5” cards,


promote stereotypes. a black ink pad, a pen, and a
Display images of all the children magnifying glass. Ask the children
and families in your friendship to make prints of their thumbs
group. by pressing them on the ink pad
and then on the cards. Label
If your social group is not diverse, each print with the child’s name.
display images of diversity in your Let children use the magnifying
community or in U.S. society. glass to see how the prints are
Add toys and materials that reflect alike and different. Point out that
the cultural origins of children everyone has patterns on the skin
and families in your group. Then of their fingers and each person’s
expand to include materials that fingerprints are different from
mirror diversity in the world. anyone else’s.
Activities for Preschoolers Proverbs and Traditions - Talk
Skin-Color Match-Ups - Set out with children about sayings that
a number of nylon knee-high are common in their family,
stockings in various shades, tan, culture, or traditions. Choose
black, white, pink, yellow, and red. one broad topic, such as love,
Encourage children to try them on birthdays, or holidays, and
their hands and arms or their legs explore how different cultures
and feet. Ask questions to help the express similar ideas. Children
children increase their awareness might be fascinated to compare
of skin color. For example, “Can the different names families
you find a stocking that is the same use for grandparents around Aikido (The Art of Peace) is a perfect martial art for children, because it builds a

color as your skin?” Or ask the the world. Listen and watch for strong sense of inner strength, focus, and self-confidence.

children to “Try the __ stocking. children’s comments that can lead Children practice in a friendly, supportive, coed atmosphere. Specially qualified

Is it lighter or darker than your to discoveries about each other. instructors use games, techniques, and tumbling exercises to teach children
how to defend themselves without hurting others.
own skin?” Tell them no one’s skin Learn more at www.tolerance.org Visit our school, watch a class, and decide if Aikido would benefit your child!
color is really white, pink, yellow, and www.ywca.org.

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Library Voice
Check It Out:
February Happenings
by Rebecca Juretic

Book of the Year is Here! generation beekeeper. During


her sixteen-year career at the San
The Cuesta College Book of the Francisco Chronicle, her reporting
Year Program is in full swing, with won the PEN USA Literary Award
multiple events related to the for Journalism, the Casey Medal
2020 selection, The Honey Bus: for Meritorious Journalism, and
A Memoir of Loss, Courage and first place feature writing awards
a Girl Saved by Bees by Meredith from the Society of Professional
May. This memoir depicts Journalists and the Associated
May’s struggles with growing Press. Her series about an Iraqi
up in a dysfunctional, divorced boy wounded during the second
family, and finding inspiration Gulf War was shortlisted for the
and renewal working with her Pulitzer Prize.
beekeeper grandfather as she
adjusts to life in rural Carmel The Book of the Year Program is
Valley, California. You can check a partnership of Cuesta College’s
out a copy from the library, then Academic Senate with County of
attend one of the many free San Luis Obispo County Public
events going on now through Libraries SLO Reads.
April. There are book discussions,
classes on beekeeping and bee- For a full list of events, visit
related craft workshops. slolibrary.org and click on Events.
Here are a few of the Book of Gardening for Pollinators: San
5, 4:00 - 5:00 pm. Join us for a
Meredith May will appear for the Year events coming up in Luis Obispo Library, Saturday, beginning yoga and mindfulness
a book discussion and event February: February 29, 1:00 pm. (adult) class on the first Weds of each
celebrating Earth Day’s 50th month. Please wear comfortable
Honeycomb Crafting: Shandon clothes and we will provide the
anniversary on April 22, 2020, Book of the Year Discussion: Library, Wednesday February 26,
from 5:00 – 7:00 pm at the Harold Nipomo Library, Wednesday 2:00 pm. (ages 8 and up) mats. Ages 5-10. Registration
J. Miossi Cultural and Performing February 5, 1:00 pm. required at slolibrary.org or by
Art Center at Cuesta College in San Bees and Beekeeping in San Luis More February Events calling (805) 473-7163.
Luis Obispo. General admission is Obispo County (adult): Valentine Crafts Party: Nipomo
$15 and students are free. Tickets For a full event calendar, go to
Library, February 13, 4:00 - 5:00
are available at cpactickets. Cayucos Library, Friday, February slolibrary.org and click on Events. pm. Join us to create cards, a
cuesta.edu. 28, 1:00 pm. You can register for programs
heart banner, a collage on a
online!
Meredith May is an award- Morro Bay Library, Saturday, canvas board, or a carry-all for all
winning journalist and a fifth- February 29, 2:00 pm. One Cool Earth: Shandon Library, your whimsies. All ages.
Wednesday, February 5, 2:00
Cookie Decorating and Crafts:
- 3:00 pm. One Cool Earth will
Creston Library, February 14,
visit for a Library Beautification
12:00 - 6:00 pm. Drop in for cookie
project. They will help us design
decorating and crafts for all ages.
outdoor space to make the library
more beautiful for everyone. Turtle Rescue: Atascadero
Library, February 22, 2:00 - 3:00
Kids Club - STEAM Day - Fairytales
pm. Learn about the care and
Engineering: San Luis Obispo
conservation of turtles from the
Library, Wednesday, February 5,
Turtle and Tortoise Rescue of
4:00 - 5:00 pm. We will be building
Arroyo Grande. They may even
houses for the Three Little Pigs.
bring some visitors for kids to see!
Let's see if we can make one that
All ages.
the Big Bad Wolf can't blow down.
Fun for the whole family! Rebecca Juretic is a freelance writer and Public
Relations Consultant for the San Luis Obispo
Kids Yoga Class: Arroyo Grande County Libraries. Rebecca can be reached at:
Library, Wednesday, February juretic@sbcglobal.net.

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Safety
you can’t use soap and water. Hand sanitizers might not
Wash Your Washing hands with soap and
remove harmful chemicals from
hands like pesticides and heavy
Hands! water is the best way to get rid
of germs in most situations. If
metals.

soap and water are not readily How to use hand sanitizer:
available, you can use an alcohol-
Apply the gel product to the
based hand sanitizer that contains
palm of one hand (read the label
at least 60% alcohol. You can tell if
to learn the correct amount).
the sanitizer contains at least 60%
alcohol by looking at the product Rub your hands together.
label. Rub the gel over all the surfaces
Sanitizers can quickly reduce the of your hands and fingers until
number of germs on hands in your hands are dry. This should
many situations. However, take around 20 seconds.

Sanitizers do not get rid of all For more information, go to:


types of germs. www.cdc.gov/handwashing.
Hand sanitizers may not be as
When and How to Wash Hands coughing, or sneezing
effective when hands are visibly Reprinted with permission. ©2020 Centers for
Handwashing is one of the best After touching an animal, dirty or greasy. Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
ways to protect your family from animal feed, or animal waste
getting sick. Learn when and how
After touching garbage
you should wash your hands to
stay healthy.
Wash the Right Way
One of the most important life Washing your hands is easy, and
skills you can teach your children it’s one of the most effective ways Make a Difference!
is how to keep their hands clean. to prevent the spread of germs. (805) 781-3226
Clean hands can stop germs from
You can help yourself and your causing illness and spreading www.slobigs.org
loved ones stay well by washing from one person to another and
your hands often, especially throughout an entire community.
during these key times when you
are likely to contact and spread Teach your family to follow these
germs: five steps every time.
Before, during, and after
1. Wet your hands with clean,
visiting public places
running water (warm or cold),
Before, during, and after turn off the tap, and apply
visiting health care facilities soap.
Before, during, and after 2. Lather your hands by rubbing
traveling them together with the soap.
Before, during, and after Lather the backs of your
preparing food hands, between your fingers,
and under your nails.
Before eating food
Before and after caring for 3. Scrub your hands for at least
someone who is sick 20 seconds. Need a timer? Hum
the “Happy Birthday” song
Before and after treating a cut from beginning to end twice.
or wound
4. Rinse your hands well under
After using the toilet
clean, running water.
After changing diapers or
cleaning a child who has used 5. Dry your hands using a clean
the toilet towel or air dry them.

After blowing your runny nose, Use hand sanitizer only when

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Fun & Games
Heart Happy Valentine’s Day!
Maze

Find your way


to the center

Hink Pinks (2 rhyming 1 syllable words matching a silly definition):


1. affectionate bird ________________ ________________

2. rosy beverage ________________ ________________

3. insect embrace ________________ ________________

4. valentine candy ________________ ________________


1. love dove 2. pink drink 3. bug hug 4. sweet treat

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
that the first dental visit take Fluoride  

Children’s Dental Health


place within six months after the
first tooth appears, but no later Fluoride is a mineral that occurs
than a child’s first birthday. Don’t naturally in all water sources,
wait for them to start school or including oceans, rivers and
until there’s an emergency. lakes. Fluoride is also added
to some community tap water,
Although the first visit is mainly toothpastes and mouth rinses.
for the dentist to examine your Infants and toddlers who do not
child’s mouth and to check growth receive an adequate amount of
and development, it’s also about fluoride may be at an increased
your child being comfortable. To risk for tooth decay, since fluoride
make the visit positive: helps make tooth enamel more
resistant to decay and helps repair
Consider scheduling a morning
weakened enamel. If you are not
appointment, when young children
sure if your tap water has fluoride,
tend to be rested and cooperative.
February is National Children’s For children older than 2, brush contact your local or state health
Dental Health Month. It’s also a their teeth with a pea-sized Keep any anxiety or concerns you department or water supplier.
perfect time to learn more about amount of  fluoride toothpaste. have to yourself. Children can pick Discuss your child’s fluoride needs
dental care. Be sure they spit out the up on your emotions, so emphasize with your dentist or pediatrician.
toothpaste and rinse. Until you’re the positive. They may recommend a fluoride
Start Early   comfortable that your child can supplement if your water is not
Never use a dental visit as a
brush on his or her own, continue fluoridated.
Your child’s baby teeth are at risk to brush your child’s teeth twice punishment or threat.
for  decay as soon as they first a day. When your child has two Never bribe your child. Pacifiers 
appear—which is typically around teeth that touch, you should
age 6 months. Tooth decay in begin flossing their teeth daily. Talk with your child about visiting Infants and young children may
infants and toddlers is often the dentist. suck on thumbs, other fingers,
referred to as Baby Bottle Tooth Teething   During this visit, you can expect or pacifiers. Pacifiers dipped in
Decay. Decay most often occurs the dentist to:   sugar, honey, juice or sweetened
in the upper front teeth, but other Teething is one of the first rituals drinks, can lead to tooth decay.
teeth may also be affected. In of life. Although newborns usually Inspect for oral injuries, cavities, or Tooth decay can also begin when
some cases, infants and toddlers have no visible teeth, most baby other problems. cavity-causing bacteria pass from
experience decay so severe that teeth begin to appear generally saliva in a mother or caregiver’s
Let you know if your child is at risk
their teeth cannot be saved and about six months after birth. mouth to the infant. When the
of developing tooth decay.
need to be removed. During the first few years of your mother or caregiver puts the
child’s life, all 20 baby teeth will Clean your child’s teeth and provide baby’s feeding spoon in her
The good news is that tooth decay push through the gums and most tips for daily care. mouth, or cleans a pacifier in her
is preventable! Most children children will have their full set of mouth, the bacteria can be passed
have a full set of 20 primary teeth these teeth in place by age 3. Discuss teething, pacifier use, or
to the baby.
by the time they are 3-years-old. finger/thumbsucking habits.
As your child grows, their jaws A baby’s front four teeth usually Discuss treatment, if needed, and Reprinted with permission. American Dental
also grow, making room for their erupt or push through the gums at schedule the next check-up. Association (ADA) www.mouthhealthy.org
permanent teeth. about six months of age, although
some children don’t have their
Cleaning Your Child’s Teeth   first tooth until 12 or 14 months. Baby Teeth Eruption Age Chart
As their teeth erupt, some babies
Begin cleaning your baby’s mouth may become fussy, sleepless and
during the first few days after irritable, lose their appetite or
birth by wiping the gums with drool more than usual. Diarrhea,
a clean, moist gauze pad or rashes and a fever are not normal
washcloth. As soon as teeth symptoms for a teething baby. If
appear, decay can occur. your infant has a fever or diarrhea
while teething or continues to be
When your child’s teeth begin to
cranky and uncomfortable, call
come in, brush them gently with
your physician.
a child-size toothbrush and water.
A baby’s front four teeth usually First Dental Visit  
push through the gums at about 6
months of age, although some As soon as your child’s first tooth
children don’t have their first appears, it’s time to schedule a
tooth until 12 or 14 months. dental visit. The ADA recommends
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Local History
Cuesta Grade
by Guy Crabb

Have you driven over the Cuesta San Luis Obispo to continue up or
Grade? I live in Atascadero and down the coast. Coming off of
have mixed feelings about climbing the grade, the freeway used to
over “The Grade.” Sometimes I curve left to go down Monterey
love the drive when there is little Street when you entered town.
traffic and I can enjoy the beautiful A truck driver was heading down
scenery. Other times in more the grade. When he was about
at his speed. The Laser Building considering building the railroad
traffic including large trucks and half way down, he realized that his
finally stopped his runaway truck. over to Morro Bay, bypassing San
some guy driving an old Pinto brake pedal was all the way to the
about 45 mph in the fast lane, it is truck floor. As he made it around Cuesta Grade was first used by Luis Obispo. This surprise rumor
not so enjoyable. It seems that the the curve and continued to speed the Native Americans who lived in motivated the city to invest even
ride over the grade is either magic down the beginning of Monterey the area or were passing through more money in building a road.
or tragic. On those beautiful days Street, the truck flew past by the to find a new village. Long ago, The stagecoach was robbed on
with little traffic, you can imagine Motel Inn (no longer there today) the footpath that went over the many times in the 1880s, and the
what it must have been like on this and in a blur he headed toward grade was narrow and meandered city realized if they did not build
road 100 years ago. downtown San Luis Obispo. through trees. The grade has a safer road, travelers would take
always been a problem. People a steamer ship to San Francisco
Cuesta Grade has some wonderful There were people walking down
just wanted to travel over the pass, instead of traveling through SLO.
history. Some of the stories I am Monterey Street who watched
which would typically take a day or In 1892, William Sandercock built
familiar with are incredible. Of in horror as this tragic accident
two to walk. As time went on, and wagon roads to where tunnels
happened. As he passed Monterey
course, there is the story of Black
Spaniards introduced the horse to were being built for the railroad.
Bart, who owned a saloon in Santa and Santa Rosa Streets, the truck
California, the path became wider This helped with the development
Margarita in 1888. He would driver realized that he was headed
to accommodate riders. The path of the road over the grade.
listen to his stagecoach patrons directly for the Laser Building at
remained rocky and prone to rain Due to the vast popularity of the
talk about money they carried to the intersection of Monterey and
gullies, and riders needed to take new Model T Ford around 1908,
buy cattle in the south. Bart was Chorro Streets (just to the right of
care as they rode down the hill. leaders realized that they needed
famous for meeting the evening Luna Red’s location today). At the
stage on moonlit nights to rob time, Monterey had a slight curve Naturally, the path became a road to improve roads throughout the
passengers of all valuables. to the right at Chorro Street and when the horse drawn wagon state. The newly formed California
continued to go past the Mission and stagecoach became popular. State Highway Department began
One of my other exciting Cuesta
(where Mission Plaza is today). Cuesta Grade grew and continued to improve the old Cuesta Road. In
Grade stories took place back in
to link San Francisco to Los Angeles. 1911, the local newspaper warned
the early 1950s. Back in those The truck driver probably realized
As San Luis Obispo grew, so did automobile drivers to slow way
days, Higuera and Monterey that he had to slam into the
the need to accommodate traffic. down on the grade to a safe speed
Streets were part of Highway 101, Laser Building or he would hit the
The first time I have found action of 4 MPH. By 1915, an improved
and everyone had to drive through Mission. He really had no choice
by the City Council to work on the road was finally built, and more
grade was in 1876. improvements came in 1923.

That year, the city issued $20,000 The Cuesta Grade road continues
to improve. Today, the multiple-
in road improvement bonds. Some
lane highway is a safe route for
of this money went to Ah Louis,
drivers who are not in a big rush.
who hired labor crews of Chinese
We don’t have to worry about
immigrants to blast, dig, and brave
stagecoach holdups any more,
hazards of working on the steep
thank goodness. Now we just
hills. Ah Louis was first hired by
watch out for drivers in a hurry or
John Harford to build Harford pier
distracted by their smartphones.
in Avila Beach. Louis soon became
a leader in the Chinese-American The next time you drive over the
community and brought many grade, keep your eyes on the road,
workers to build the wild west. but if you are a passenger, be sure
In the 1880s, there was speculation to enjoy the beauty of the area we
that the railroad may extend to San call home.
Luis Obispo. In 1888, the railroad
tracks stopped in Templeton and Guy Crabb retired after teaching over 32 years,
most recently at Charles E. Teach Elementary
the owners refused to go any School in San Luis Obispo. He was selected
Building the Cuesta Grade Tunnel in 1890 further south. Word was leaked as San Luis Coastal Unified School District
Teacher of the Year for 2006-2007. Reach him
that the railroad people were at crabbx5@charter.net.

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Education

Though not all etymologists


agree, it’s very likely smarati is
the unlikely root for tirade.  It
seems tirade, which appeared in  “By the time you swear you’re
English in the early 1800s, from his, Shivering and sighing.
French, initially meant a volley And he vows his passion is,
of words, which comes from Infinite, undying.
the Old French, martirer,  to Lady make note of this --
endure martyrdom. One of you is lying.”

Isn’t it delicious that putting “That woman speaks eighteen


up with a verbal tirade is languages, and can’t say ’No’ in
etymologically equated with any of them.”
being burned at the stake?
“The best way to keep children
Grandmother Smarati Of course, the word martyr also at home is to make the home
originated with the Sanskrit atmosphere pleasant, and let
The Sanskrit word smarati, smarati, as did the even more the air out of the tires.”
meaning  remember, is the unlikely word, retire. It seems Dorothy Parker Tribute
grandmother of many words. reasonable that retire  would “That would be a good thing for
Here are a few. have something to do with I have always had a somewhat
them to cut on my tombstone:
being tired, however, there twisted fondness for author,
poet, and critic Dorothy Parker Wherever she went, including
The word memory  came to appears to be no etymological
(1893-1967). Generally, I try to here, it was against her better
English in the 1300s, from support for that.
see the silver lining, take the judgment.”
the French word memoire,
which came from the Latin Instead,  retire  entered English high road, and all that. When it
comes to the searingly mean wit Dorothy Parker is simply the best
word  memoria, all meaning in the 1530s as a military term,
of Dorothy Parker though, I throw (or would that be the worst?).
pretty much the same thing. to withdraw to some place for
the sake of seclusion,  which silver linings and half-full glasses
Memoria came about after the came from the Old French tirer. to the winds and revel in her Many thanks go out to sources: OED,
wickedness. Below are some of Etymonline, Women’s History, Good-
Sanskrit word smarati  made Reads, and DorothyParker.com.
my favorite Dorothy Parkerisms.
its convoluted way across a Tirer has its roots in that
continent, through Proto-Indo- wonderful grandmother of an
“The first thing I do in the morning
European, losing its last two old Sanskrit word smarati, who,
is brush my teeth and sharpen my
syllables, shifting a vowel from let’s hope – after all that good
tongue.”
a to e, to become smer, then work – has finally  withdrawn
losing its initial consonant to somewhere for the sake of “This is not a novel to be tossed
become mer. seclusion. aside lightly. It should be thrown
with great force.”
It’s fairly easy to see the Have any of you felt 
resemblance between memory, martyred to someone’s tirade? “Beauty is only skin deep, but
memoir  and  remember, but  Do any of you take heart that ugly goes clean to the bone.”
smarati also managed to be the the root of the word mourn  is
impetus for the word mourn, more fundamentally about “She runs the gamut of emotions
which came from the Proto- remembering  than it is about  from A to B.”
Germanic murnan  or  mearn, to sadness? CS Perryess writes for teens, narrates audio
books, and ponders the wonder of words in a
remember sorrowfully, which “If you want to know what God foggy little town on California’s central coast.
came from smer, which started Any other thoughts about  thinks of money, just look at the Find more at http://csperryess.blogspot.com,
out, of course, as smarati.  smarati and its offspring? people he gave it to.” or reach him at csperryess@gmail.com.

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American Heart Month LIBRARY STORYTIME: 11:00 AG
American History Month SLO CO GENEALOGICAL SOCIETY
1st SAT 12:30am IOOF Hall SLO
Black History Month
Children’s Dental Health Month Flower: Iris or Violet
National Wild Bird Feeding Month Langston Hughes’
Birthday (Born in 1902)
Responsible Pet Owners Month
International Friendship Month

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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
superbowl lIV LIBRARY STORYTIME: 10:30 AT, LIBRARY STORYTIME: 10:00 MB, 12:00-2:30pm AG Village Gazebo
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hank boy scout day


aaron’s (Founded in 1910)
birthday
(Born in 1934)
world wetlands day charles dicken’S
BIRTHDAY(Born in 1812)
GROUNDHOG CHARLES LINDBERGH’s
DAY birthday(Born in 1902)
babe laura wilder’S
ROSA PARK’s ruth’s BIRTHDAY(Born in 1867)
birthday(Born in 1913) birthday
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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
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umbrella national clean
hershey’s chocolate DAY out your
computer DAY abraham lincoln’s
founded (in 1894) birthday (Born in 1809) george
toothache DAY washington’s
don’t cry over Birthday (Born in 1732)
national spilled milk DAY
inventors DAY
world radio day Susan B.
make a friend DAY
FULL MOON anthony’s
get a different birthday (Born in 1820)
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president’s day LIBRARY STORYTIME: 10:30 AT, LIBRARY STORYTIME: 10:00 MB, 9:00am-1:00pm Paso Downtown Park
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of kindness DAY neighborhood
debut (In 1968)

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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
international 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
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appreciation day tell a fairy
tale day henry wadsworth
longfellow’s
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Teaching Empathy
isn’t. Do you think he wants to
do something else? 4. Help your child recognize that
her feelings about a situation
4. Remind your child that people may change. “You are feeling
by Lauren Zimet and Sharon Sokolik
have different interests and sad now and want to sit alone,
National Random Acts of Kindness the opposite of self-absorption. preferences. See if your child but later you may feel better
Day is celebrated on February 17th Empathy implies a departure can list the favorite colors of and want to join the group.”
each year to highlight the power from a state of self-centeredness, family members and friends.
of kindness and empathy in our and immersion in the subjective Or ask what people do for Modeling empathy and talking
everyday lives. Children can learn experience of others. By definition, fun: Who plays baseball? Who about emotions is a good starting
empathy for other people by first empathy is pro-social, because builds with Legos? Who plays place. Leading by example is a
experiencing it themselves. As it emphasizes the value of cards? Who plays video games? great way for your child to make
a child is cared for, he learns to comprehending and appreciating connections with his feelings.
care for others. However, many the thoughts and feelings of S. K. Adams and J. Baronberg, Getting your child involved in a
children benefit from guidance other people. authors of Promoting Positive social group that incorporates
in relating, reading social cues, Behavior, suggest activities to perspective taking and problem
discerning the emotions of others, Many children do not naturally help a child discern body language. solving with peers can be
and developing their ability to understand this value of knowing 1. While reading stories to your extremely beneficial. Becoming
empathize. what others are feeling. They may child, stop occasionally and ask more empathetic can be a
feel left out, but they don’t know him to identify the characters’ challenging task for anyone. With
Expressing empathy is key in how to be a friend and sustain feelings. Discuss how the the right support (for child and
building successful relationships. relationships. Fortunately, for most characters’ observable behaviors family), it can be done!
Here are some signs that your kids who are struggling socially, reveal their feelings.
child may need help to understand empathy is a skill that can be For more information, visit the
the feelings of others: taught and nurtured. 2. Do simple role-plays by asking following websites:
He can’t seem to read nonverbal your child, “Show me how your
parentingscience.com - Dr. Gwen
hints or cues given by peers (i.e. Even very young children can be body and face would look if:
Dewar is a parent and professional
facial expressions, body language, taught to recognize basic facial You got a birthday present. who writes on the many issues of
and tone of voice). expressions that show “happy,” parenting and child development
“sad,” and “mad.” There are A big dog barked at you.
She has difficulty understanding in an informative blog.
many ways for parents to make A friend put a worm in your
how someone might think or feel.
teaching empathy a part of the hand. positivediscipline.com - Author
He has difficulty with expressing everyday routine. Below are Jane Nelsen is a licensed marriage,
appropriate responses for what You found a snake on the
activities suggested by some playground. family, and child therapist and
others feel. experts. the co-author of the Positive
She is not able to recognize that You fell down and tore your new Discipline series.
there are consequences resulting Dr. Meryl Lipton, a behavioral pants.
from her response to others. pediatric neurologist, offers the A friend knocked down your socialthinking.com - Click on
following ideas. blocks. “books and products” for a list of
He is unable to validate emotions tools to help parents teach social
that others are expressing, telling 1. If a young child seems baffled thinking to kids.
3. Help your child realize that
them to just “let it go” or “get by or indifferent to emotions people may have different
over it.” of others, try drawing faces feelings about the same thing. Lauren Zimet, M.S., CCC / SLP and Sharon
together, or take turns making Sokolik, M.A., CCC / SLP are licensed speech
What parents can do “Jim is excited when there is a pathologists who facilitate social thinking
a face that’s happy, sad, calm, thunderstorm, but Claire gets groups for children.
To be in an empathic relationship bored, angry, or surprised, and scared.” “Tim likes to climb Excerpted with permission. © Kids Enabled,
with another person or group is guessing what emotion the high, but Sam doesn’t.” Inc. 2019 - All Rights Reserved.

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Money
Listen
Teach Kids Financial Independence
Speak Up!
Keep a Child Safe
from Sexual Abuse

by Michelle Brownstein, CFP®

According to the Pew Research should stress to your kids that


Center, less than a quarter of when they first start supporting
all young adults are financially themselves, they might not have
independent from their parents at as much money as they'd like for
age 22. This is down from a third of these kinds of "nice-to-haves." As a general rule, you should own kids' college educations.
22-year-olds who were financially This is a good opportunity to talk not be paying for something on
independent from their parents to your kids about the importance a credit card that you could not Show your kids how participating
in 1980. In addition, almost half of self-sacrifice and delayed pay for today with cash from your in a retirement savings plan at
of young adults between ages 18 gratification. checking account. work or opening their own IRA,
and 29 currently receive financial if they don't have an employer-
help from parents. If the expense side of the ledger You should review a credit card sponsored plan, at an early
is larger than the income side, statement together to show age can help them secure their
Let's talk about how you can set expenses will need to be cut them the interest rate that will financial future decades down the
your children up for success to to avoid going into debt. It's be charged if they only make the road when they're ready to retire.
avoid having to support them into usually easier to start by shaving minimum payment and carry a
their adult years. incidental expenses -- for balance from month to month. Also explain the importance of
example, eating out less, making Explain how paying the balance short-term savings -- especially
Start with Basic Budgeting coffee at home instead of buying in full every month before the building an emergency savings
it on the way to work, and not due date avoids interest charges fund to pay for unexpected things
If asked, most parents would splurging on new clothes or altogether, making credit card that occur, like car repairs and
probably say that they want electronics. If this doesn't bring usage a wise financial strategy for out-of-pocket medical expenses.
their children to be financially the budget into balance, your many.
independent when they become child might have to take more One common rule of thumb is to
adults. However, courses in drastic measures, like moving to Credit cards should be paid off accumulate three to six months of
personal money management a cheaper home or apartment, every month and should not be living expenses in a liquid savings
aren't taught at most schools getting a roommate (or two) or used to fund a lifestyle you cannot account that's easily accessible.
today -- so it's usually up to getting a less expensive car. afford. By having a stash like this to
parents to teach their kids basic cover unexpected emergencies,
money management skills. Using Credit Responsibly You should also explain to your child could avoid racking
your children how using credit up big credit card balances that
This starts with showing your One of the biggest obstacles to responsibly can help them build a make it hard to achieve financial
kids how to create a household financial independence for many strong credit rating. This is critical independence.
budget. A simple budget lists all young adults is irresponsible for young adults, since their credit
recurring monthly expenses on use of debt. Many new college score will impact everything from Get Started Now
one side of the ledger and total graduates receive tempting credit their ability to rent an apartment
monthly income on the other card offers from banks that make or buy a home. Also stress the Setting your children up to
side. For most young adults living it seem like "easy money" is there importance of paying their achieve financial independence
on their own, recurring expenses for the taking. Unfortunately, household bills on time in order when they become adults starts
include rent or mortgage, utilities some fall into the credit card trap to boost their credit score. long before they leave the nest.
(water, power, trash, cellphone, and end up digging themselves Sit down with your spouse now
cable), groceries, insurance, and into a deep financial hole that Teach Saving and Investing and talk about how you can start
transportation. makes achieving financial stability teaching your kids the kinds of
difficult, if not almost impossible. In addition to budgeting and money management skills they'll
In addition to these basic living using credit wisely, it's also need to be financially independent
expenses, the budget might Therefore, it's critical to teach important to teach your children young adults.
also include an allowance for your kids how to use credit about saving and investing. Doing
incidentals or more discretionary responsibly long before they so will enable your kids to benefit
Michelle Brownstein is a Certified Financial
spending like dining out, going strike out on their own. Here are from a long-term time horizon for Planner and Senior Vice President of Personal
to concerts or movies and other some topics you should cover meeting important financial goals, Capital at Kiplinger. Reprinted with permission.
types of entertainment. You with your children: like retirement or paying for their © 2020, Nasdaq, Inc.

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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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Conference
Saturday, February 1, 2020
Doors open: 8:30
Conference: 9:00 am to 4:00 pm

SLO Guild Hall


2880 Broad St, San Luis Obispo
Find more information and register at:
ecologistics.org/ccb-conference-2020
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Based on a true story. Always…Patsy Cline is a delightful musical about friendship, country
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singer who died tragically at age 30 in a plane crash in 1963, Always…Patsy Cline is about
Cline’s friendship with a fan from Houston named Louise Seger, who befriended the star in a
Texas honky-tonk in 1961, and continued a correspondence with Cline until her death.

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