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Central Coast Farmers Markets


Oak Park Plaza (Hwy 101 and Oak Park Rd.), Wednesdays, 8:30 to 11 am Info: 544-9570.

Village Gazebo area, Saturdays, noon to 2:30 pm Info: 544-9570.


Sunken Gardens in the historic downtown Colony District Wednesdays, 3 to 6 pm Info: 239-6535.


Fish and Farmers' Market, Fridays, 4 pm-8 p.m. Promenade, Avila Beach. Featuring vendors, live entertainment, contests and prizes. Info: 801-1349.


Main Street next to the Vets Hall, Fridays, 2:30 to 5:30 pm Info: 927-4715 or 927-3624.

Los Osos/Baywood Park

Second and Santa Maria Sts., Mondays, 2 to 4:30 pm Info: 239-6535.

Morro Bay

Main St. in front of the Chamber of Commerce, Saturdays, 3 to 6 pm Info: 772-4467. Featuring locally caught whole and cut fresh fish when available.

Spencer's Fresh Market parking lot, 2650 Main St., Thursdays, 3 to 5 pm Info: 544-9570. Featuring fish, crab and grass-fed beef.


Corner of Clark and Bradley, Tuesdays, 10 am to 1 pm Info: 709-6740.


Solvang Farmers Market
Wednesdays 2:30-6:30pm
First Street and Copenhagen Drive- More info 805 688 0701

Paso Robles

Wal-Mart parking lot at Niblick Rd. and River Rd., Fridays 9 am to 12:30 pm

At City Park, Tuesdays, 10 a.m.-1 pm

Country Farm and Craft Market at City Park, Saturdays, 8 a.m.-12:20 pm Info: 237-0345.

San Luis Obispo

On Higuera St. from Nipomo St. to Osos St., Thursdays, 6 to 9 pm. Featuring live entertainment and BBQ. Info: 541-0286.

The Promenade parking lot near Cost Plus (off Madonna Rd.), Saturdays, 8 to 10:30 am Info: 544-9570.

San Miguel

Country Farm and Craft Market, Sundays, 10 am-2 pm, on Mission St. Info: 237-0345.


Hwy 58 and H St. on Tues., 3-6pm.


City Park at Sixth and Crocker Sts., Saturdays, 9 am to 12:30 pm Info: 239-6535

Monterey County

Monterey Farmers Market
Year Round, Thursdays, 2:30pm-6pm,
Monterey Peninsula College, Monterey 930 Freemont Street.
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Carmel Farmers Market
May through September, Tuesdays, 11am-3pm,
The Barnyard Shopping Village, Carmel
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Aptos Farmers Market
Year Round, Saturdays, 8am-12pm, Cabrillo College, Soquel Drive, Aptos
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Salina Farmers Market
Year-round, Sundays, 8 am – 12 pm Northridge Mall, Salinas
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Kid Stuff

FREE CRAFTS and performances throughout the summer at the Paso Robles Public Library (1000 Spring St.) and the Library Study Center (3201 Spring St.). For more info on everything they have to offer, please call 237-3871.

PARENTS NIGHT OUT is the third Saturday of every month and on special occasions, from 5:30 pm-10:30 pm kids come to a state of the art gymnastics facility, with qualified instructors for a night of fun. Activities include gymnastics, games, a G-rated movie, and pizza! Info: 547-1496.

THESPIAN CLUB for all ages teaches you about movement, character development and more every second Saturday from 10am to noon at the Exploration Station, 867 Ramona in Grover Beach. Info: 473-1421.

READING ROCKS! The SLO City-County Library has various programs all summer long. Blues for kids, Charles Paddock Zoo puppet theatre, Tom Knight, Shawn McMaster and more. Info: 781-5775.

CENTRAL COAST VILLAGE CENTER in SLO offers summer programs such as "wild child camps", day and overnight camps, earth mentoring expeditions, and "the nature school". Info: 541-9900 or www.theCCVC.org.

LOPEZ LAKE has tons of ongoing stuff for the whole family throughout summer and fall. Hikes, yoga, cruises, fishing, concerts, golf, kayaking, swim. Info: 788-2381.

PISMO BEACH YOUTH THEATRE offers tiny tunes classes for kids 18 months-5 years in Pismo and SLO, ballet and tap for ages 3-7 in SLO, and week long summer drama camps for ages 6-12 in Pismo and SLO. Info: 471-4976.

SLO ART CENTER can make it a creative summer for your child, ages 5-12 years. Classes/camps offered: brushwork, drawing, fun with color, surrealism, found art, sculpture, abstraction, and collage. Prices for weeklong camps: $95-$115. Scholarships are available. Teen and Adult classes offered as well! Info: 543-8562.


ACADEMY OF CHILDREN'S THEATRE at the SLO Little Theatre offers workshops, classes and plays for ages 5-18. Info: 781-3889, Ext. 14.

ACADEMIC SERVICES Provided for kids with ADD, dyslexia and auditory reprocessing. Info: 788-0705.

ARROYO GRANDE LIBRARY STORYTIME Thurs. and Sat. at 10:30am. Info: 473-7163.

ATASCADERO-MARTIN POLIN LIBRARY STORYTIME Wednesdays, 10:30 a.m., for kids ages 3-6. Info: 461-6161.

CENTRAL COAST LEARNING CENTER helps children and families overcome learning problems. Info: 544-8567.

CUESTA COLLEGE COMMUNITY PROGRAMS offers tons of activities, camps and classes for kids ages 6 months-17 years, throughout summer. Swimming, diving, basketball, golf, tennis, volleyball, soccer, yoga, softball, art exploration, crafts, interior design, painting, fashion design, crochet, knitting, babysitting fundamentals, cooking, nutrition, computers, history, Spanish lessons, French lessons, Japanese lessons, production, creative writing, archeological digs, welding, and more! Prices range from: $35-$185. Info: 546-3132 or www.communityprograms.net.

E.O.C. HEAD START Now recruiting children from low-income families for meals and services. Info: 544-4355.

EXPLORATION STATION located at the Old Fire Station in Grover Beach holds activities, exhibits, and classes. Critter care, health care, computer classes, super sitter class, harmonica and guitar, and turtle attraction all happening throughout Summer. Info: 473-1421.

GROVER BEACH YOUTH SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM offers assistance for children to participate in recreation programs. Info: 473-4580.


AIKIDO OF SLO offers a variety of youth classes. Info: 544-8866 or www.aikido-of-slo.com.

ITTY BITTY OLYMPICS Fun fitness Tues./Thurs., 10:30 am-12:30 pm and Play Date for parents and kids, Mon/Wed 9:30 am-11 am at SLO YMCA. Info: 543-8235 ext. 120.

BOUNCE HOUSE every Wed. at the SLO YMCA 2-5pm $1-$5. Info: 543-8235.

CREATIVE DANCE Ages 3-5 Fri. 10:15-11:15 am at Ludwick Center in SLO. Info: 781-7300.

GYMNASTICS CLASSES for ages several ages Tues./Thurs. at Station One Gymnastics in Atascadero, $10-$12, pre-registration required. Info: 461-5000.

GYMNASTICS CLASSES for ages 3 and older with Modeana Lamphier at Morro Bay Parks and Rec. Info: 772-6278.

HORSE RIDING Ages 3-7, Mom and Me Tues., 1-2 pm Ages 8-18 Tues. 3:30-4:30. Info: 781-7300.

INTRO TO CHEERLEADING Ages 5-10 Mon. 5:15-6 pm at Performance Athletics in SLO. Must register in advance. Info: 781-7300.

INTRO TO GYMNASTICS Ages 5-7 Mon. 4:30-5:15 pm at Performance Athletics in SLO. Info: 781-7300.

KARATE for ages 5-16 with Carlos Carvajal at Morro Bay Recreation and Parks. Info: 772-6278.

KENNEDY FITNESS OF ATASCADERO offers after-school programs for kids. Info: 466-6775, ext. 38.

KENPO KARATE for ages 5-15 at SLO YMCA. Info: 543-8235.

US YOUTH VOLLEYBALL LEAGUE for children ages 8-14. Info: (888) 988-7985 or www.usyvl.org


YOGA and MOVEMENT for parents, infants and toddlers in Atascadero on Wednesdays at 10am. Info: 423-4233.


AMERICAN DANCE OF SLO Theater Dance, Performance Choir, Ballroom, Jazz, Ballet, dance for the physically disabled, and tap for kids and adults. Info: 543-4409.

ART CLASSES for all ages at SLO Art Center. Info: 543-8562.

BALLET, JAZZ and TAP for tiny toes, Mon. and Fri. at Shell Beach Veteran's Hall. Info: 773-7063.

CERAMICS FOR KIDS Ages 7-12 Tues. 3:30-4:30 pm at Grover Beach Community Center. $35/month. Info: 473-4580.

CHESS Ages 6-17 Tues. 5-6 pm at Grover Beach Community Center. Info: 473-4580.

CLUB Y provides enriching before and after school programs for kids in an age-appropriate environment. Info: 235-1462 or www.sloymca.org.

CREATIVE DANCE offers a variety of dance classes in Paso Robles. Info: 237-3988.

GROVER BEACH PARKS and REC. Tiny Tots classes offer arts and activities for toddlers and preschoolers. Info: 473-4580 or www.grover.org.

PAINTING, SCULPTING, AFRICAN DRUMMING at Spirits of Africa in SLO. 598-3212.

TINY TUNES Ages 3-5 Fri., 9:15-10:05 a.m., at Ludwick Center. Info: 781-7300.

YMCA INCLUSIVE RECREATION PROGRAM For kids with special needs in SLO. Info: 543-8235 ext. 124.


FOR YOUTH'S INTERESTS (FYI) Youth group for teens in Atascadero who want to build positive friendships and leadership skills. Info: 461-5000 ext. 3472.

GALA YOUTH GROUP Open to any gay, lesbian and bisexual questioning youth ages 13-23. The group meets Thursdays at the Ludwick Center. Info: 541-4252.


ASSE INTERNATIONAL STUDENT EXCHANGE PROGRAM seeks local host families for boys and girls from around the world. Info: 1-800-733-2773.

ATTACHMENT PARENTING SUPPORT GROUP, "Kangaroo Club," meets weekly throughout the county. Info: 462-1962.

BIRTHING A FAMILY CHILDBIRTH PREPARATION Classes offer unique approach to the pregnancy, labor and birth experience. Info: 481-2244.

BUILDING SUCCESSFUL CHILDREN WORKSHOPS Teaches parenting skills, boundary setting, and communication at Image Studios. Info: 466-4741.

LE LECHE LEAGUE INT'L Breastfeeding support, info, assistance, and group meetings/activities. Info: 489-9128 or silvachr@hotmail.com.

SLO COUNTY MOMMIES Meet weekly for support and playgroups. Info: 801-7218 or megaland@yahoo.com.

MOMS OFFERING MOMS SUPPORT offers weekly playgroups and activities in the Five Cities area, with meetings the fourth Thursday at 10am at Hunter's Landing in Arroyo Grande. Info: 473-2548.

NEWBORN AND OLDER CLASS Wed., 11 am-Noon. Free. Discuss feeding, crying and sleep. Fathers welcome. Info: 543-6988.

SINGLE MOMS SOCIAL GROUP Forming for moms of school-aged children and younger. Info: 541-3469.


GO RED FOR WOMEN American Heart Association's Go Red for Women movement to combat heart disease takes it a step further with a 5K Walk-a-Thon on August 12, starting at 8am at the Williams Flooring America store, located at 9255 El Camino Real in Atascadero. Registration is $35. Info: www.williamsflooringamerica.com or 466-9748

SURF CLINIC for Amputee War Vets from August 16-18 in Pismo. Free. Info: 202-6399.


CENTRAL COAST VETERANS MEMORIAL MUSEUM in SLO preserves maps, films, and more. 801 Grand Ave, 10 a.m.-3 pm Wed-Sat. Free. Info: 543-5240.

THE DUNES CENTER in Guadalupe offers free activities, including docent-led walks. Early Developers Experiencing Nature takes place every Wednesday, Dance workshop, Wonder of the Dunes, City Walk and Talk, Summer Nesting, and Full Moon hike are just some of the amazing activies offered. Info: 343-2455 ext. 103. www.dunescenter.org.

LUFFA FARM in Nipomo offers group tours of its unique, natural growing center, with catered luncheons and visits to their bath and body gift shop. Info: 343-0883.

MINDWALKS are presented Mondays from 10:15 to noon at the Morro Bay Museum of Natural History, covering a variety of topics. Free, with museum admission. Info: 772-2694.

MONTA A DE ORO STATE PARK VISITOR CENTER provides exhibits, videos and books. The Holloway Native Plant Garden south of the center features local plants. Fri.-Sun., 11 am-3 pm. Info: 528-0513.

MORRO BAY ESTUARY CENTER teaches about wildlife in and around Morro Bay. Open every day from 10 am-5 pm free. Info: 772-3834.

MORRO BAY NATURAL HISTORY MUSEUM offers docent-led outings all over the Central Coast. Info: 772-2694.

NATURE CENTER IN OCEANO Improve your state park and learn about native plants for the enjoyment of present and future generations. Tuesdays at 9 am Info: 773-2174 or 543-2141.

NIPOMO NATIVE GARDEN demonstrates the unique character and rich biological heritage of the Nipomo Mesa. Low-cost family memberships are tax deductible. Info: 929-6710 or 929-3589.

PISMO STATE PARK NATURE CENTER is open Fri.-Sun, 1-4 pm at Oceano Lagoon on Pier Avenue in Oceano. Docents are available to answer questions. Info: 489-1869.

SLO BOTANICAL GARDEN offers self-guided tours every day from dawn to dusk. Located at El Chorro Regional Park. Info: 546-3501 or www.slobg.org.


AUDUBON SOCIETY offers birding outings and field trips. Open to the public. Info: 528-8193 or write the Society at P.O. Box 160, Morro Bay 93443-0160.

THE CALIFORNIA NATIVE PLANT SOCIETY offers a variety of field trips and events. Info: John, 464-0717 or P.O. Box 784, SLO 93406.

CAMPING LOVE OF ADVENTURE organizes monthly trips for widowed, divorced and unmarried persons and those with chronically incapacitated partners. This is not a dating group. Info: Sharon, 937-3268.

CAMP OCEAN PINES offers weekend workshops in old-fashioned bow-making and archery with Joe Dabill. Info: 927-0254 or www.campoceanpines.org.

CENTRAL COAST TOURS available for San Simeon, the Elfin Forest, and more. Info: 712-0691.

ECO-TOURS explore the Morro Bay Estuary and Watershed with Naturalist and guide Mandy Davis. Kayaks and canoes available some hiking depending on tour. Call for reservations. Info: 235-0700, 773-1232 or www.baysong.net.

ELDRBILL'S HIKES run frequently in SLO County. Locations include Oceano and Nipomo. Info: 929-3647.

FRIENDS OF LOPEZ LAKE meet the third Sunday of the month with small projects to enhance the beauty of the lake. Meet in the front parking lot by the Rangers Station at noon. Info: 714-9229.

HIKE TO PORT SAN LUIS LIGHTHOUSE free guided hikes of the Pecho Coast Trail. Free. Leave trailhead at 9 am for a 4-hour hike. Info: 541-TREK (8735).

THE LAND CONSERVANCY of SLO County hosts many hikes and activities around the Central Coast. Info: 544-9096 or www.special-places.org.

SANTA LUCIA FLYFISHERS meet at 6 pm the second Thurs. at Margie's Diner in SLO. Beginners welcome. Includes guest speakers, club outings, fly tying and rod building. Info: 934-2476.

SANTA LUCIA ROCKHOUNDS meets Mondays 7-9 pm, at Centennial Park, 600 Nickerson Drive in Paso Robles. Everyone welcome. Info: 466-4061.

THE SIERRA CLUB of Santa Lucia offers outings and activities for members and non-members. Info: www.santaluciasierraclub.org.

SLO COAST DISTRICT STATE PARKS DOCENTS offer monthly hikes, lectures and events in area natural landscapes. Info: 772-2694 or www.morrobaymuseum.org.

SLO COUNTY PARKS offers hikes and activities led by park rangers. Info: 781-5200 or www.slocountyparks.com.


VILLAGE SUMMER CONCERTS IN ARROYO GRANDE take place at the Rotary Bandstand on the village green at 1pm. Concerts are through September on Sunday afternoons. Free. Info: 773-4173.

LIVE ON THE ROCKS at the Cliffs in Shell Beach. Free summer concert series, offering great live music every Sunday Info: 773-5000.

Fund-raisers & Announcements

ADOPT A CAT OR KITTEN held most Sat. at PETCO in SLO Madonna Plaza. Info: 549-9228.

A NIGHT OF THE GREAT AMERICAN SONGBOOK fund-raiser for Pioneer Players in Paso with wines, food, entertainment is August 25-26. Info: 239-1638 or www.pioneerplayers.org.

OVER THE RAINBOW RELAY TEAM will have a relay for life on August 19-20 and teams from all over SLO County consisting of cancer survivors, family and friends will be walking a track at the Paso Fairgrounds. The walk, from 9am-9am the next day represents a day in the life of a cancer patient and someone from each team will be on the track at all times. There are several ways to help. To participate please call 712-6790 or 226-7687 or joicev@charter.net.


39 PLUS DANCE CLUB meets Wed., 11 am-2 pm, for social dance and lunch in Morro Bay. 209 Surf St. $5. Call for theme. Info: 528-1924.

AMERICAN DANCE OF SLO offers Ballroom, Pilates, Modern, Jazz, Ballet and Tap for adults and teens. Info: 544-4409.

BALLROOM DANCE Pismo Beach Vets' Hall. $7 per class. Mondays 7:15 pm, all ages, no partner necessary. Info: 773-7049.

BEGINNING MODERN DANCE Wed, 5:30pm and Fusion on Thur. 5:30pm at World Rhythm and Motion Studio in SLO. Info: 471-5078.

BEGINNING TAP For dancers over 55 Mon. 1 pm, at Moose Lodge in Pismo Beach. Info: 543-9452.

BELLYDANCE, HIP HOP DANCE beginner to intermediate, ages 8 and up in SLO. Morning classes now available. Info: 596-0609.

CONTRA DANCE on August 12, 7pm, in SLO. The early-American dance form evolved from European dances. Info: 441-2246.

DANCE CHURCH offers Ecstatic Dance, improvisational free-form movement to live and recorded music from funk to world groove, Sun. from 7 to 9 pm at the SLO Yoga Center near the train station. $10. Info: 748-3815.

FALL DANCE REGISTRATION is Aug. 14-24. Ages 3 and up. Ballet/jazz/tap/hip-hop. Info: 239-3668.

HULA/ORI Exotic dances from Hawaii and Tahiti Tues., 6-8 pm at Shell Beach Vets' Hall, 230 Leeward St. Info: 773-7063.

INTERNATIONAL FOLK DANCING Tues., 1-3 pm at the Los Osos Community Center. Info: 528-4129.

MORRO BAY BALLROOM DANCERS meet third Sunday each month at Morro Bay Community Center for dancing to live music, 1:30-4:30 pm. Everyone is welcome. $5. Info: 528-1924.

ONGOING DANCE INSTRUCTION Flamenco, Latin American, and more offered weekly in Pismo. Info: 773-7049 or www.pismobeach.org.

PACIFIC DANCE in Morro Bay offers a variety of dance classes for all ages, including toddlers and senior citizens. Aug. 19-master classes w/ pro Laura Fremont. Info: 772-6763.

SALSA DANCE INSTRUCTION with April Higgins Wed. evenings In Atascadero. Info: 461-5000.

SENIOR SOCIAL DANCE the first Mon. of the month from 1-3:30 pm at Pismo Beach Vets' Hall. $5. Info: 773-7049.

SOUL INFUSION integrates ecstatic dance and free-form improv movement into a playful, prayerful dance with eclectic world music, Wed. 7:15 pm at the SLO Yoga Center near the train station, $10. Info: 541-8419.

SWING DANCE Tues. at 1299 James Way in Arroyo Grande. $5. Info: 481-2888.

TRIBAL BELLY DANCE (and Folkloric) with Mary Donnelly at the American Dance Studio in SLO. Free class every Monday. Info: 543-9955.


A LITTLE NIGHT MUSIC, one of Broadway's most glorious masterpieces, featuring Sondheim's "Send in the Clowns," is a whimsical and wistful examination of love presented by PCPA August 11-27 at the Solvang Festival Theatre. Info: 922-8313.

THE TEXAS CHAINSAW MANICURIST by Scott Warrender is an off-Broadway musical revue brought to you by the California Cabaret Theatre through Sept. 6 at their new theatre at the Avila Beach Golf Course and Resort. Info: 489-4426.

MARY MARY, directed by Anita Schwaber at the Pewter Plough Playhouse in Cambria, through Sept. 3. Fri. and Sat. nights at 7:30 pm, with Sunday matinees at 3 pm. The Visit at Readers Theater on August 16, 7:30pm. Info: 927-3877 or www.pewterploughplayhouse.org.

CENTRAL COAST SHAKESPEARE FESTIVAL runs through August 19 outdoors at Avila Beach, featuring Macbeth and The Three Musketeers by Dumas. $15-$20. Info: 546-4224, 546-2881 or www.ccshakes.org.


MURDER AT CLUB BABALU: Sundays at 5pm through August 27 at The Spyglass Inn Restaurant in Shell Beach. Tickets: $48 includes dinner, show, tax and tip. Info: 489-3875.

THE MINUTE MEN AND 4OUR LEGGED FORTUNE at the Melodrama in Oceano. The former is playing now through Sept. 23 and A 4our Legged Fortune runs until Sept. 24. The two shows will play alternate evenings. The Great American Melodrama and Vaudeville is located on Hwy. 1 in Oceano. Reservations advised. Tickets are $15-$18. Info and tickets: 489-2499

CENTRAL COAST PLAYERS will feature local stand-up comedians on Saturdays, 8:30pm, at 2880 Broad St., SLO. $5. Refreshments. Info: 543-0639.

MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING plays through August 26 at the Marian Theatre and in September at Solvang Festival Theater. Info: www.pcpa.org, 922-8313.


I KNOW I'M NOT ALONE on Aug. 15, 22 at 7pm. donations go to Code Pink. SLO Library. Info: info@hopedance.org.

BROKEN LIMBS plus shorts on August 19 at sunset, outdoors at Utopia. Info: info@hopedance.org.


ACTING CLASSES for all ages and levels at Acting Unlimited. Info: 489-1371.

PCPA THEATERFEST is holding open auditions for boys and girls for Suessical...The Musical on August 26 in Santa Maria. Ages 8-12, no taller than 5'2". Info: 928-7731 or email: conservatory@pcpa.org.

PROFESSIONAL TRAINING FOR FILM & TV Beginning-Professional at Image Studios. Info: 466-4741.

SLO LITTLE THEATRE is holding auditions for The Full Monty on August 18-19 and Little Women of Orchard House starting August 27. Must make an appointment. Info: 781-3889 or www.slolittletheatre.org.

VOICE ACTING WORKSHOP starts August 12 in Oceano. $150. Info and to enroll: 489-9326.



HEALING MEDITATIONS and QI GONG With Dawn Asher, MS,LaC, Tues. 10am and Sat., 11am, at Healing Arts Inst. At Sycamore in Avila. Info: 801-0320 or smsr.com.

ACTIVE OLDER ADULT FITNESS CLASS Tues. and Thurs., 9-10 am at Pismo Beach Veteran's Hall. $40 per month. Info: 773-7063.

AIKIDO Tues. and Thurs., American Legion Hall, 805 Main St. in Templeton. $40 per month. Info: 610-4955.

AIKIDO for self-defense and empowerment, 209 Bonetti St., SLO. First class free. Info: 544-8866.

AIKIDO in Grover Beach offers 40 monthly classes to build safety, fitness and self-esteem. Ages 4 and up. Info: 473-9745 or www.fullcircleaikido.org.

ALL LEVELS YOGA CLASS Mon. 6:30 pm at The Steaming Bean in Shell Beach. Free. Info: 773-2272.

ALL LEVELS YOGA CLASSES Mondays in Grover Beach. Teens and seniors too! Info: 473-4587.

FREE FORM MOVEMENT CLASS at the Yoga Center in SLO, $10, Wed., 7:15- 8:45. Info: 541-8419.

GYMNASTICS for all levels at Morro Bay Community Center. Info: 772-6278.

HEALING, PILATES, Balance, Clarity, and Yoga Classes at Sycamore Mineral Springs Resort in Avila Beach. Mondays, 5:30pm (with complimentary soak in hot tub after), Wednesdays and Thursdays 5:30-7pm and Fri. 9-10:30am. $5-$15 each. Info: 595-7302 or www.smsr.com.

JAZZERCISE Mon.-Thurs., 9-10 am at the Church of Nazarene in SLO. Info: 461-6771.

KARATE Tues. and Thurs., 5:30-6:30 pm at SLO Senior Center. Info: 781-7300.

KARATE, SHOTOKAN at Pismo Beach Vets Hall, Tuesdays and Thursdays from 7 pm-8:30 pm for ages ten and older. $40 for adults, $20 for kids, students. Info: 773-7063.

KUNG FU, CHI KUNG AND MORE at the Energetic Arts Center. Free intro class. Info: 466-3282.pm at South Bay Community Center in Los Osos. Info: 528-4169.

MS ADAPTIVE YOGA for persons with MS and their family members, Thurs., 12:30-1:30 pm at Athlon Health and Fitness in SLO. Info: 682-8783.

OKINAWAN KARATE Tues. and Thurs., 7-8:30 p.m., at Morro Bay Community Center. Info: 772-6278.

PACE (People with Arthritis Can Exercise) Mon. and Wed., 9-10 am at the Shell Beach Veterans' Hall. Free. Info: 929-1666.

PILATES Mon. and Wed., 8:30-9:30 am at South Bay Community Center in Los Osos. $40/month. Info: 528-4169.

PILATES AND GYROKINESIS at Infinite Dynamics. Group classes six days a week. Info: 594-1061 or www.infinitedynamics.com.

QI GONG in Mitchell Park in SLO w/Dawn Asher, MS,LaC. Tues. 12:30pm. Info: 801-0320.

SLOW FLOW YOGA Weds. 5:30-6:45 pm Restorative Yoga follows 7-8:15 pm Awakening Inferfaith in Morro Bay. Info: 772-0306.

TAI JI CHUAN classes focus on balance and calmness Tues. and Thurs. 9:30 am at the Atascadero Lake Pavilion with Kenneth Glynn. Cost is $65 or $71.50. Registration: 461-5000.

TAI CHI CHUAN CLASS is a centuries old Chinese discipline for health, relaxation, meditation and self-defense. Mon. and Wed. evenings from 5:30 pm-6:30 pm at Pismo Beach Vets Hall. Info: 773-7049.

TAI CHI at Sycamore Mineral Springs, Sundays 10:30am. Info: 595-7302.

TAI CHI AND KARATE South Bay Community Center in Los Osos. Info: 528-4169.

YOGA Mon. and Fri. mornings at Pavilion on the Lake Gronstrand Room in Atascadero, $7. Info: 461-5000.

YOGA CENTER DANCE CHURCH Free-form dance and eclectic world music, Sun. at 7 pm $5. Info: 549-9642.

YOGALATES Wed., 5:30-6:30 p.m., at Shell Beach Vets' Hall. $8/class. Info: 773-7063.

YOGA CENTRE in SLO offers beginner and advanced yoga, Nia, meditation, and more. $15/class, reduced rates available. Info: 549-9642 or www.theyogacentre.com.

YOGA at World Rhythm and Motion Studio in SLO. $5/class, all levels. Info: www.worldrhythmandmotion.com.

YOGA Thurs., 6-7:15 pm at Coalesce Bookstore in Morro Bay. Info: 772-3560.

YOGA and MEDITATION Mon. Gentle Yoga 5:30-6:45, group meditation 7-8 pm at Awakening Interfaith Spiritual Community in Morro Bay. Info: 772-0306.

YOGA at the Holistic movement Center in Morro Bay. 50+ gentle, all levels. Tai Chi also. Aug. 12 at noon is a Core Stability class Info: 909-1401 or www.holisticmovementcenter.com.

YOGA TO GO Mon. and Wed., 5:15-6 pm at the American Karate Center in SLO. Info: 938-3100 or 543-7222.

YOGA CENTER SOUL INFUSION celebrates body and spirit with freeform dance with eclectic music, Wed. 7:15 pm, $10. Info: 541-8419.

YOGA CLASSES are offered Sun. from 9 to 10:15 am at Central Coast Yoga of Arroyo Grande, 900 Grand Ave., for all levels, $10. Massage, Pilates, Tai Chi are also offered. Info: 709-6437.


ALL-GIRL ROLLER DERBY LEAGUE Forming on Central Coast. Info: CCRollerDerby@yahoo.com.

CO-ED VOLLEYBALL for ages 12 and over at Cuesta gym in SLO. Fri., 7-10 pm. Info: 546-3132.

CO-ED VOLLEYBALL for ages16 and up in Grover Beach. Info: 473-9657

FIVE ON FIVE BASKETBALL at Kennedy Club in Atascadero. Thurs., 7 pm. Info: 466-6775, ext. 38.

RUGBY Tues and Thurs. at Damon Garcia sports complex, SLO. All are welcome. Info: www.slorugby.com or 786-6860.

SENIOR SOFTBALL Tues., 10am-noon, Blair Field, Pismo Beach. Slow-pitch. Info: 773-7063.

SOCCER Condor Girls Soccer needs players. Must be born after 7/31/90. Info: 473-0135.

SOFTBALL LEAGUE for women now forming in Atascadero. Fast Pitch. Info: 461-5008.

VOLLEYBALL Mon. and Wed. for ages 50+. Ludwick Community Center, SLO. Free. Info: 781-7068.


CAMP SWELL offers semi-private surf lessons for beginners. Taught by women, for women and girls. $150, includes board. Info: 772-6278.

EVERYBODY'S FITNESS CLASS in Morro Bay. All ages. Try cardio, aerobics, stretch, weights. $3.50 per class. Mornings. Info: 772-6278 or 528-7100.

FIVE CITIES SWIM CLUB in Arroyo Grande now accepting registration for Lifeguard, CPR and First Aid class. Swimming lessons also available for all ages. Info: 481-6399.

GOLF for all levels and ages at Cypress Ridge Golf Academy. Equipment provided. Info: 474-1910.

MIGHTY DOLPHINS SWIM Class for students with special needs and disabilities at Five Cities Swim Club. Info: 481-6399.

SEA PINES GOLF ACADEMY in Los Osos offers bi-monthly golf clinics. Info: 528-4653.

SURF CLINIC for Amputee War Vets from Aug. 16-18 in Pismo. Free. Info: 202-6399.

TENNIS LESSONS International experience to improve game. Info: 296-0481.

TENNIS LESSONS With SLO Parks and Rec. Info: 781-7300.

THEIS/KEISLER COURTS in Arroyo Grande offers classes for ages 15 and over Saturdays, 8:30-10 am Info: 473-5474.

TENNIS LESSONS for kids and adults with David Mascia. Info: 458-4008.

TENNIS-Five Cities Tennis season is in full swing with several upcoming events. Info: 474-4756 or fivecitiestennis@pacbell.net.

TENNIS CLASSES IN PISMO for ages 8 and up. Info: 773-7049.


CENTRAL COAST POLO CLUB Lessons, rentals, games and trail rides. Info: 782-0378.

CYCLONE BICYCLE RACING TEAM is looking for women and teens. No experience needed. Info: 925-2875.

DISC GOLF TOURNAMENT Tues. at 6 pm and Thurs. at 5:45 pm at Heilmann Regional Park in Atascadero. Info: 458-1010.

FENCING CLUB Sun., 5-9 pm, at Arroyo Grande Community Center. Beginning and intermediate levels. Info: 541-4123.

GOLF CLUB at Los Osos Golf Club. Different courses and social events. Info: 544-3234 or losososgolf.org.

HASH HOUSE HARRIERS A "drinking club with a running problem" in SLO. Info: 459-4969.

PACE SETTERS WALKING CLUB meets Wed. at Ramona Gardens Park Center in Grover Beach. Info: 473-4580.

SENIOR WALKING GROUP Wed. 9:30-10:30 am Info: 781-7300.

SLO ROADRUNNERS RUNNING and TRIATHALON CLUB Coached running, swimming and cycling workouts for all ages. Info: 544-2385 or www.trislo.com.

SLO SOLES WALKING CLUB Non-competitive walks with the American Volkssport Association. Info: 237-8744 or 434-2678.

SLO YMCA TRIATHLON CLUB Coached swims, indoor cycling and group runs. Info: 543-8235.

SOCCER CLUB seeks players for current season. Info: 748-6583.

WALKING CLUB MWF 7:30-8:30 am Info: 489-9777.

WALKING CLUB IN PISMO MWF 7:30-8:30 a.m., at South side of pier. Free. Info: 773-7063.

WOMENS WALKING GROUP meets Tues, 6:30am and Thurs, 1pm at CA Wellness Center in SLO. Info: 543-8688.

WOMEN'S GOLF CLUB open to all ages at Cypress Ridge Golf Course. Info: 474-7979.


BATTING CAGES now open for spring season, located behind SLO baseball stadium at Sinsheimer Park. Open Mon.-Fri. 2-7:30 pm, Sat. and Sun 12-4 pm. Cost is $4 for 15 minutes, $6 for 30 minutes, $9 for an hour. Pitching machines also available. Info: 781-7265.

CUESTA COLLEGE OPEN SWIM Mon.-Fri., early mornings and afternoons. Info: 645-3132.

FASTLAP HOBBIES AND RACEWAY Weekend events. Tues. and Fri.: Micro-racing, 7 pm Sat.: Flat oval, all day. First and third Sun.: Indoor micro-racing, 1 pm second and fourth Sun.: SLO High parking lot races, 9 am Info: 544-RACE.

GOLF Online reservations for golf tee times. May be booked up to 30 days in advance. Info: 782-8060 or www.SLOcountyparks.com.

SKATE PARK In Atascadero open Mon.-Fri. from 8am-12 noon and 4-8pm, weekends 12-6 pm (Sunday till 3pm) Info: 461-5000.

SKATE PARKS Los Osos Skate Park, Los Osos Community Park, 2180 Palisades Avenue, Los Osos, California. Monday through Friday:12:00 noon to 7pm

Saturday and Sunday: 10am to 7pm only skate park passes accepted, no cash. Purchase passes at: CCS in SLO, 541-1129. Cambria Skate Park on Main Street.

PASO ROBLES LIBRARY and RECREATION SERVICES offers a variety of ongoing, low-cost sports and fitness classes for all ages and levels. Info: 237-3988.

PISMO BEACH REC. CENTER offers a variety of ongoing, low-cost sports and fitness classes for all ages and levels. Info: 773-7063 or www.pismobeach.org.

SLO COUNTY PARKS offers a variety of ongoing, low-cost sports and fitness classes for all ages and levels. Info: 782-8060 or www.SLOcountyparks.com.

SOUTH COUNTY SKATE PARK At 1750 Ramona Dr., Grover Beach. Open every day. $2. Info: 597-4725 or 235-6003.


SLO NightWriters meets the second Tuesday of every month, 7PM, at PG&E Energy Education Center, 6588 Ontario Rd, SLO. Go to slonightwriters.org for directions and further information.


ADULT EDUCATION CLASSES covering a variety of subjects are offered by Lucia Mar school district at various locations. Details: 474-3900.

CAL POLY CONTINUING EDUCATION offers a variety of online programs to local, regional and national students. Info: 756-7136.

CAMBRIA WRITERS' WORKSHOP meets Wednesdays at Joslyn Recreation Center from 9:30 a.m.-12 pm Guests welcome. Info: 927-1665.


COMPUTERROOTERS are a senior group offering help on various (non Mac) computer subjects, meeting first Thurs. at 10 am at Arroyo Grande Hospital conference room. Info: 528-3892.

CONVERSATION CAF֠Open, public dialogue every third Sunday of the month from 12-1:30 pm in Los Osos. Info: 260-6894.

CREEKSIDE CAREER CENTERS in SLO (4111 Broad St.) offers a variety of free workshops for employers and job seekers. Interviewing, money management, job skills, and more. Info: 788-2600.

DIVINE LIFE CIRCLE presents meditation and discussion by Swami Niranjananandaji Tues. from 6 to 8 pm at Halcyon Store. Info: 528-3401.

DIVORCE WORKSHOP FOR WOMEN the first Saturday of the month, 8:30-1 pm at Cuesta College in SLO. Info: 546-3132 or www.communityprograms.net.

ENERGY BALANCING CLINIC Third Saturday of every month at Circle of Light Healing Center, 11 a.m.-4 pm Info: 423-1970.

GLOBAL GOURMET on August 15, 5pm. local chefs provide demos and participants taste and learn to prepare. Ludwick Center in SLO. Info: 781-7300.

PIANO CLASS one night only: Aug. 14, 6:30pm in Atascadero. Info: 461-5000.

SENIOR LIFE STORIES WRITING CLASS Tues. 9-11 am at SLO Library. Info: 781-7068.

SLO BYTES offers software advice for PC users the first Sun. of the month at the Odd Fellows Hall in SLO. Info: 773-5526 or www.slobytes.org.

SPANISH LESSONS focus on conversation, grammar and literature. Info: 215-6163.

SUNDAY FOR THE SPIRIT Weekly workshops about spirituality, tarot, and healing. Sundays, 1-3 pm at Halcyon Store in Halcyon. Info: 489-2432.


PFLAG (Parents, Families & Friends of Lesbians and Gays) meets the fourth Tues., 6 p.m., at the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship in SLO, 232 Foothill Blvd. At Farmers Market in SLO each week. Info: 438-3889.

ADULT CHILDREN OF ALCOHOLICS meets every Sun., 12:30-2pm at 134 Nelson in Arroyo Grande. Info: 489-2176.

AIDS SUPPORT NETWORK OF SLO COUNTY meets the second Saturday of the month. Info: 781-3660 or 800-491-9141.

ALL ORGAN TRANSPLANT SUPPORT GROUP meets the first Saturday of the month, 9:30-11:30 a.m., at St. Stephen's Episcopal Church, 1344 Nipomo St., SLO. Info: 929-1690.

ALPHA PREGNANCY COUNSELING and FAMILY SUPPORT offered MTWF, 10 am-3 pm, at 11545 Los Osos Valley Rd. in SLO. Info: 541-3367.

A.L.S. /LOU GEHRIG'S DISEASE SUPPORT GROUP meets the third Saturday of the month, 2-3:30 p.m., at Sierra Vista Hospital Auditorium in SLO. 1010 Murray Ave. Info: 227-4785.

ALZHEIMER'S/DEMENTIA CAREGIVERS SUPPORT GROUP meets the third Thursday of the month, 1-2:30 pm, at the Los Osos Baptist Church. Free respite care provided. Info: 534-9234.

AMERICAN CHRONIC PAIN ASSOCIATION meets Saturdays at 11:30 am at Carlene's Cafe in Atascadero. Info: 461-1802.

ANIMAL ANGELS offers support for those grieving over pets. Info: www.animalangels.r8.org.

BEREAVED PARENTS SUPPORT GROUP meets throughout the county on a monthly basis. Info: www.bereavedparents.org or 438-5203.

CANCER SUPPORT WELLNESS GROUP meets the second and fourth Tuesday of the month, 1:30-3:30 pm, at Twin Cities Hospital, 1100 Las Tablas Rd. in Templeton. Info: 434-4561.

CAMBRIA CAREGIVERS SUPPORT GROUP meets the first and third Thursday of the month from 9:30-11 am at St. Paul's Episcopal Church in Cambria. Info: 927-4290.

CAREGIVERS OF MID-STAGE DEMENTIA meet 3rd Wed. every month, 3-4:15pm, 3220 So. Higuera St. suite #311 in SLO Info: 544-1444, ext 40.

CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates) moved to Pacific Coast Center, 75 Higuera St., Suite 180. Info: 541-6542.

CENTRAL COAST PARKINSON'S SUPPORT GROUP meets third Friday of each month at 1 pm at the Moose Lodge, 1130 Orcutt Road, SLO. Optional lunch for $7.50 at 12 noon. No meeting in August. Info: 541-8633.

COAST CAREGIVER RESOURCE CENTER offers support groups for Parkinson's, Alzheimer's, A.L.S. and adult children of aging parents. Info: 534-9234.

CO-DEPENDENTS ANONYMOUS OF CAMBRIA meets Wednesdays, bring a friend 5:30-6:30 p.m.. Info: 927-7107.

COMPASSION & CHOICES (formerly "end of life choices"). To join and info: 800-247-7421 or 489-5481.

COMPULSIVE EATERS ANONYMOUS, H.O.W. CONCEPT meets Wednesdays at 6:45 pm and Fridays at 6:30 pm at St. Stephen's Episcopal Church in SLO. Tuesdays at 6:30 pm in Cambria, and Saturdays at 4 pm in Arroyo Grande. Info: 546-1178.

DEBTORS ANONYMOUS, a 12-step program, meets twice a week in SLO County. Info: 546-1190.

DEPRESSION AND BIPOLAR SUPPORT GROUP meets the first and third Tuesday of the month from 7-8:30 pm at the Public Health Clinic in Morro Bay. Peer-run free. Info: 927-3703.

DIABETES SUPPORT GROUP (TYPE 1) Meets third Mon., 6 p.m., at French Hospital Auditorium. Snacks provided. Info: shanyqueen@yahoo.com.

DOMESTIC VIOLENCE SOLUTIONS offers a free support and educational group for women. Info: 347-9994 ext. 6.

FATHER-FOCUSED PARENTING SUPPORT GROUP meets weekly in Arroyo Grande. Meals and childcare provided. Info: 473-4013.

F.A.S.T. Food Anaphylaxis Support Team provides support to families of children with life threatening food allergies. Info: 528-1654.

FIBROMYALGIA AND ARTHRITIS SUPPORT GROUP meets the 3rd Sat. of the month, 10-11:30 am, at Arroyo Grande Hospital Annex. Info: 343-2905, 473-3309, or 925-8075.

GRIEF SHARE meets in Moro Bay on Sat. from 3-5pm at Church of Christ. 1001 Las Tunas St. info: 772-7248 or www.griefshare.org.

GRIEF SUPPORT GROUPS FOR CHILDREN, TEENS and ADULTS at Hospice of SLO County in SLO. All topics. Info: 544-2266.

HEAD INJURY SUPPORT GROUP meets the third Saturday of the month from 10:30 a.m.-12 pm at Sierra Vista Resource Building in SLO. Info: 937-1033.

HOLISTIC HEALING SUPPORT GROUP meets Tuesdays, 7-8:30 pm, at 845 Napa Ave, Suite A in Morro Bay. Info: 924-1334.

HOMEOPATHY if you want more info or help: 489-5481 or dg17@juno.com.

HOSPICE OF SLO offers a variety of support meetings in a caring, supportive environment with others who share similar losses. Info: 544-2266.

LATE STAGE DEMENTIA/END OF LIFE ISSUES meets the fourth Thursday of every month from 1-3 pm at Best Care Home Health Agency in SLO. Info: 547-3830.

LOS OSOS ALZHEIMER'S/DEMENTIA CAREGIVERS SUPPORT GROUP meets third Thursday of each month from 1-2:30 pm at the Los Osos Baptist Church, 1900 Los Osos Valley Road. Info: 534-9234.

MAN TO MAN Group for men with prostate cancer meets last Thurs. of the month, 7-9 pm at Twin Cities Hospital in Templeton. Info: 995-2254 or 434-3479.

MENTAL ILLNESS SUPPORT GROUPS for depression, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia and anxiety. In SLO: Wednesdays, 12:30-2 p.m., 452 Higuera St. In Arroyo Grande: Wednesdays, 2:30-4 pm, 21 Poole St. Info: 541-5144 ext. 131.

MILITARY PARENTS Meet first Monday of month, 6:30 pm at SLO United Methodist Church. Info: 783-4418.

NATIONAL ALLIANCE FOR THE MENTALLY ILL offers classes and support groups for people whose family members suffer from depression. Info: 461-1635 or 238-5506.


PARKINSON'S AND STROKE CAREGIVERS SUPPORT GROUP meets the third Wednesday of the month from 1-2:30 pm at the Hospice of SLO County. 1304 Pacific St. Info: 544-1342.

PARKINSON'S CAREGIVERS SUPPORT GROUP NORTH COUNTY meets third Tuesday of each month at the First Presbyt. Church, 610 Main St., 1-3 pm. Info: 226-8243 or 466-6246.

PARKINSON'S CAREGIVERS SUPPORT GROUP of the North County meets the second Friday of the month at 11:30 am at Carrow's Cafe in Atascadero. Info: 466-7226.

PEER-RUN SUPPORT GROUPS for depression, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, anxiety disorders, or other mental illnesses held in SLO and Arroyo Grande Info: 541-5144 ext. 131.

POST TRAUMATIC STRESS DISORDER SUPPORT GROUP meets bimonthly in SLO and Paso Robles. Info: 227-0702.

PROSTATE CANCER SUPPORT GROUP, hosted by the American Cancer Society, meets at 197 Santa Rosa St., SLO. Info: 543-1481.

SAFE AND SOBER SUPPORT GROUP is offered by the Women's Shelter Program of SLO for survivors of domestic violence and substance abuse, Wed. from 3:30 to 5 pm. Info: 473-6507.

SENIOR HEALTH SCREENING in Aug. Free blood pressure monitoring, blood test for anemia, blood sugar and cholesterol. Info: 788-0827.

SEX AND LOVE ADDICTS ANONYMOUS Twelve-step tradition. Info: 546-1194.

SOUTH COUNTY CAREGIVERS SUPPORT GROUP meets 2nd Wed. of month, 1pm-2:30pm at First Methodist Church, 275 N. Halcyon in Arroyo Grande. Info: 547-3830

STRESS WELLNESS SUPPORT Forming now. Info: 474-0657.

STROKE SURVIVOR SUPPORT GROUP meets the third Friday of each month, 2-3:30 pm, in the activity room at Garden Creek Assisted Living, 73 Broad Street, SLO. Info: 471-8102.

TALK AND LISTEN offers confidential emotional support. Info: 489-5481.

WELLNESS SUPPORT GROUP for people with chronic, life-threatening illnesses meets weekly at Hospice of SLO County. Info: 544-2266.

WIDOWED PERSON'S ASSOCIATION OF CA meets 2nd Sat. of the month, 10 a.m., at Toucan Terrace Clubhouse in Pismo Beach for: happy hours, lunches, dinners, pot lucks, and games. Info: 481-5806.

WOMEN'S SUPPORT AND COACHING GROUP for finding passion now forming for all ages. Info: 549-8334.

WORKING WIDOWS AND WIDOWERS GRIEF GROUP meets at Mt. Carmel Lutheran Church, 1701 Fredericks, SLO. This is a non-denominational group. Info: 544-2133.


ASK AND IT IS GIVEN/POWER OF NOW discussion group, Mon. 7pm. Info: 406-9296.

BINGO Mondays and Fridays at Central Coast Senior Center in Oceano. Light, easy game for fun. Info: 481-7889.

BOOK CLUB meets the first Tuesday of each month at SLO Buddhist Church. Info: 783-1608.

BOOK GROUP meets the first Tuesday of each month at 11 am at the Atascadero Public Library. Info: 461-6161.

BOOK CLUB FOR ADULTS meets 2nd Wed. of month, 7-9pm at SLO Senior Center. Info: 781-7306.

BUNCO Thursdays, 1 p.m., at Central Coast Senior Center in Oceano. Fun and easy, 481-7886.

CA GRANDMOTHERS CLUB #31 meets for Bunco on 1st&3rd Wed. at 1pm and Bingo on Fri. 7pm at 1241 Farroll Ave in AG. info: 489-2297.

CENTRAL COAST MESSIANIC FELLOWSHIP meets the first Saturday of the month at 2 pm at Bethel Social Hall in Grover Beach. Info: 967-9878.

CENTRAL COAST NOETICS explore cutting edge research in the field of consciousness Saturdays, 10:00 am-12 pm at Unitarian Fellowship Hall in SLO, 232 Foothill. Info: 481-1724.

CENTRAL COAST VINTAGE MOTORCYCLE CLUB is currently seeking members. Open to all makes and models over 25 years old. Monthly meetings, rides, shows, and more. Info: 748-1535.

CONVERSATIONS WITH GOD DISCUSSION GROUP covers the book series and All One concept in Los Osos and Grover Beach. Info: 528-4743.

ESTERO BAY REPUBLICAN WOMEN will hold their monthly meeting on Thursdays at 11:30 am. Morro Bay Inn. Call for date. Info: 772-1116 or 995-2844.

EQUAL SINGLES 60+, an active, non-smoking group of seniors, meets monthly for dinner, card games, dancing, tennis, golf, theater, travel, and more. Info: 481-1793, 544-4347 or 489-5481.

FISHING FOR LADIES and The Lady Hookers Fishing Club is now active on the Central Coast. Open to women of all ages who enjoy fishing or would like to learn more. Lake, river, stream, ocean. Info: 748-1964.

FRIENDS OF SLOCO ACCESS meet every third Wed. at The Graduate in SLO from 5-7 pm Info: 594-1164.

HADASSAH OF SLO meets every month. Info: 543-9452 or 528-3484.

LOS OSOS VALLEY GARDEN CLUB meets the third Tuesday of each month, 11 am at Daisy Hill Clubhouse in Los Osos. Guest speakers, tours and more. Info: 543-0822.

MARINE CORPS LEAGUE Detachment 680 meets every Tues. at the Vets museum in SLO 6:30 pm.

MOM TO MOM, DAD TO DAD and Love & Logic chat groups. Info: 541-3367.

MORRO BAY FRIENDS OF THE LIBRARY invites readers to book discussion group on Tuesdays, 9am-11am. Info: 772-9268 and for book selection.

NEWCOMERS CLUB OF SLO meets at area restaurant first Wed. of every month, 11 am. Info: 544-0786 or www.slonewcomers.org.

NORTH COUNTY COMPUTER CLUB meets 2nd Tuesday, 1-3 pm at the Senior Citizen Center in Paso Robles. 270 Scott St. Info: 238-0981.

NORTH COUNTY WOMEN IN BLACK Third Saturday of the month from 12-1 pm on the corner of El Camino and Hwy. 41 in Atascadero, for a silent vigil for peace. Wear black for mourning men welcome. Info: 438-3764.

N.O.W. - National Organization for Women meets every third Tuesday of the month at 6 pm at the GALA center, 11573 Los Osos Valley Road # B, SLO. Info: 543-5140.

PASO ROBLES SENIOR CENTER offers ongoing activities, including billiards, bingo, book discussion groups, cards computer classes and more. Info: 237-3880.

PISMO DERELICTS meet every Saturday at 8 am at the Pismo Beach Mid-State Bank parking lot to discuss and show off cars. Free. Info: www.pismoderelicts.com.

SISTERS IN CRIME women's mystery and suspense writing group meets at Borders in SLO, 2nd Saturday of month, 10:30 am. 243 Madonna Road. Info: 528-7155.

SHERLOCK HOLMES DISCUSSION GROUP meets 2nd Wed. at 7 pm at Border's Books Cafe . Info: 489-6777.

SLO CAMERA CLUB meets 2nd Thurs. at the Vets Hall, 801 Grand Ave. Info: 543-9158 or pres@slocameraclub.org.

SLO COUNTY FOUR WHEEL DRIVE CLUB for off-highway vehicle users and enthusiasts meets 1st Wednesday of the month, 7 p.m., at Player's Restaurant in Atascadero. Info: 462-1417.

SLO ORGANIC GARDEN CLUB meets monthly to discuss and share organic gardening tips. Info: 786-4639 or umasierra@yahoo.com.

TOASTMASTERS OF CAMBRIA meets 2nd and 4th Mondays of the month, 5:30-6:30 pm at 761 Main St. Info: 927-5581.

TRAVEL CONNECTIONS and SOCIAL CLUB offers low-cost group adventures and tours for area singles of the baby boomer generation. Info: 781-2630.

WOMEN'S CIVIC CLUB OF TEMPLETON meets 1st Wed. at 1:30 pm. Info: 434-2387


SALISBURY FINE ART GALLERY Upcoming in August: The works of John Patrick Salisbury, paintings and photographs. Other featured artists include Joseph Maruska, Aleah Koury, Darcy Badiali, and Will Robinson. 6985 Ontario Road in Avila Valley at the Old Santa Fe Schoolhouse, open daily, 11-6pm. Info: 471-3110.

SOHO STUDIO: Pamela Seeley, Wilda Ferguson, Kathy Rowe. Info: 546-0303.

SPIRITS OF AFRICA GALLERY 570 Higuera St. in the Creamery. Check out Abbey's amazing pastels. Info: 598-3212.

STEYNBERG GALLERY: Paintings by Peter Steynberg and Frank Arnold. Info: 547-0278.

TWO RUTHS: FISCHBACH AND MCDERMOTT, are showing their Central Coast art at the Fairways Restaurant, Dairy Creek Golf Course in SLO.? The two met on Creativity Day at the Morro Bay Art Association where they paint each Wednesday. Through Sept. 30. Info: 534-9857.


ART ON THE BEACH AT AVILA continues every Sunday until Thanksgiving. This newly transformed seaside town is going to be filled to the brim with activities every Sunday, from 10am-4pm. The Promenade will be the site of several well-known local artists as they paint, draw, display and sell their work. Artists will also demonstrate art techniques for the curious bystanders. Info: 773-2383.

CLEARLY WATERCOLOR is the art of Taffy French-Gray showing through Sept. at the Halcyon Store, 936 S. Halycon (near Hwy 1 in Oceano). Info: 489-2432.

LAUREL SHERRIE'S "Pismo Beach Sunset" will be featured in SkyWest Magazine and her work can be viewed at the Sea Venture Resort, 100 Ocean View Avenue in Pismo Beach. Hers is a solo exhibition

of over 30 paintings, and is happening in the restaurant on the third floor, through October. Info: 773-4994 or 473-4640.

MONUMENT BOARD SHOP in Arroyo Grande showcases amazing art surrounded by all of those skateboards. Pieces by local artists Dane Carlson and "Sawdust" & well known artist Noah, whose work is a favorite among tattooists. His work has been used by Quiksilver and featured on TV's "Inked" and "Meet the Barkers". Info: 1402 Grand Ave., 473-1144.

SEASIDE GALLERY in Pismo showcases Simon Bull, Godard, Victor Ostrovsky, and many other amazing works. Info: 773-8057 or www.theseasidegalleries.net.

STEAMING BEAN COFFEE AND TEA COMPANY in Shell Beach. 1651 Shell Beach Road. Great art to check out while you are caffeinating. Info: 773-2222.


28TH ANNUAL OKTOBERFEST STREET FAIRE in Los Osos is accepting vendor applications for the Oct. 29 event. Info: 528-4884.


Original art may be a painting, drawing, artistic photo, collage, etchings or sculpture. Contest is open to all SLO county artists: Limit one entry per artist. Delivery deadline is to the Chamber Office by 5 pm, August 11. Info: 927-3624 or Nancy at 927-0491, nancy@mckarney.com.

SIXTH ANNUAL SENIOR FAIRE has vendor spaces available for this health-related event at Atascadero's Pavilion on the Lake on Oct. 28. Info: Jennifer Fanning at 461-5000 ext. 3426.

ARROYO GRANDE HARVEST FESTIVAL is accepting booth applications for this Sept. 22-23 event in the historic downtown village. Info: 473-2250 or www.agharvestfestival.com.

BOOK FEST ESSAY CHALLENGE. Non-competitive writing challenge for all ages. Submissions can be anywhere from 3 sentences to 300 words. Deadline is Sept 1. Info: 546-1392 or library@ccbookfestival.org.

CENTRAL COAST BOOK AND AUTHOR FESTIVAL is accepting applications for authors for book sales and signings, readings and workshops for Sept. 9 event at Mission Plaza in SLO deadline is August 25. Info: 546-1392.

SLO NIGHTWRITERS 17TH ANNUAL 500-WORD short story contest. Must begin with the phrase "Not again." Deadline is August 31. info: 528-7155 or suemcginty@aol.com.

BAMBU BATU, "THE HOUSE OF BAMBOO," seeks artists of a tropical and/or oriental stripe to hang their work on the walls of the Central Coast's premiere bamboo furniture showroom at 805 W. Grand in Grover Beach. Details: 481-7709 or www.BambuBatu.com.

ART IN THE PARK AT DINOSAUR CAVES Once a month May-Oct. in Shell Beach needs artists with paintings, sculpture, glass, wood, and more. Info: 704-8128 or artinthepark_2006@hotmail.com.

MORRO BAY HARBOR FESTIVAL is searching for artists, businesses, resort, recreation and home improvement attractions for their October 7 and 8 waterfront event. 20,000 people will converge to celebrate all things marine related. Wine and seafood pavilion, "Rocktoberfest" Beer Garden, home show, arts and crafts, food, carnival and entertainment. Deadline for submission is September 1. Info: 772-1155 or info@mbhf.com.

SLO ARTS FESTIVAL New ongoing art show at Mitchell Park in SLO May through Oct. needs food vendors and artists in painting, pottery, jewelry, furniture, metal art, and more. Info: 704-8128 or artinthepark2006@hotmail.com.

PASO ROBLES MAIN STREET ASSOCIATION has vendor spaces available for 2006 arts, crafts, and antique shows throughout October. Info and applications: 238-4103.



COCOA BUSINESS & Cote d'Ivoire opportunity. August 22 Dr. Tom Neuhaus is looking for two people to travel with him. Info: tneuhaus@calpoly.edu.

ONGOING Volunteers

AARP seeks volunteers to prepare income tax returns for seniors. Info: 773-3238.

ACHIEVEMENT HOUSE needs volunteers to work with developmentally disabled adults. Info: 543-9383.

ADOPT-A-GRANDPARENT seeks seniors 50 and older to work with SLO Parks and Rec. Info: 781-7068.

ADOPT-A-PARK Needs help for cleanup days, tree plantings and more. Info: 473-4580.

ADOPT-A-PET needs volunteers in Templeton. Info: 927-7370 or www.secondchancelove.org.

AIDS PROJECT CENTRAL COAST needs volunteers for Necessities of Life Food Pantry and desk. Info: 349-9947.

ALPHA PREGNANCY COUNSELING AND FAMILY SUPPORT CENTER needs volunteers for clerical work, fundraising and more. Info: 541-3367 or ingridpiresed@aol.com.

AMERICAN RED CROSS needs licensed health professionals to become part of the Disaster Health Services Program. Free, fun training. Info: 543-0696 or slo-redcross.org.

ANIMALS REQUESTING FRIENDS needs volunteers to care for dogs and cats. Info: 781-4413.

ANIMAL SHELTER ADOPTION PARTNERS needs volunteers to adopt, donate funds and more. Info: 489-0689.

ANIMAL WITH ELDERS (AWE) seeks volunteers throughout SLO County to assist seniors and the disabled with their pets' needs. Info: 227-0205.

ARROYO GRANDE HOSPITAL AUXILIARY needs volunteers to assist with patients and at the front desk and gift shop. Info: 489-4261.

ARTREACH PROGRAM needs artists for classroom workshops. Info: 924-0400.

BIG BROTHERS BIG SISTERS needs mentors. Training provided. Info: 781-3226, ext. 26.

BOY SCOUTS OF AMERICA needs volunteers for recruiting, special events, and running units. Info: 594-1263.

CALIFORNIA CONSERVATION CORPS needs docents for refurbished museum. Info: Cindy at 788-0517.

CAMP FIRE BOYS and GIRLS needs adults to lead programs. Info: 489-7345.

CARING CALLERS needs volunteers to read to seniors, write letters, and more. Info: 541-1800.

(CASA) COURT APPOINTED SPECIAL ADVOCATES has moved to Pacific Coast Center, 75 Higuera, Suite 180 needs volunteers to help abused and neglected children. Info: 541-6542.

CENTRAL COAST EXPLORATION STATION needs volunteers for program development. Info: 473-8221.

CENTRAL COAST PRIMARY CARE seeks volunteers for clinical studies Info: 543-2724.

CENTRAL COAST VETERANS MUSEUM needs various docents. Info: 543-1763 or 473-9704.

CENTRAL COAST WELLNESS needs you! Info: www.hingedmind.com.

CHILDREN'S HOPE FOUNDATION seeks volunteers to greet families with newborn babies. Info: 549-0586.

CITIZENS' ASSISTANCE TEAM needs volunteers to patrol streets. Info: 473-4511.

COAST MOUNTED ASSISTANCE seeks volunteers for trail maintenance at Montana de Oro's Horse Camp. Info: 528-4522.

SLO COUNTY ANIMAL SHELTER desperately needs volunteers to work with cats/dogs must be 18 or older. Info: 781-4413.

CREATIVE KIDS AND CREATIVE TEENS seeks artisan mentors for winter and spring sessions. Info: 325-8042.

CREATIVE MEDIATION seeks volunteer board members. Info: 549-0442.

DOMESTIC VIOLENCE SOLUTIONS needs helpers. Info: 928-8701.

DRIVERS NEEDED by American Cancer Society to take patients to doctor appointments. Info: 544-8740.

EMERGENCY FOOD MINISTRY needs volunteers to sort and give donated food. Info: 489-2309.

EOC HOMELESS SHELTER needs volunteers with open minds. Info: 541-7616.

FAMILY SERVICES CENTER seeks counselors in SLO. Info: 543-0859.

THE FELINE NETWORK seeks volunteers to help humanely trap, alter and return feral cats. Training provided. Info: 549-9228.

FIVE CITIES MEALS ON WHEELS needs volunteer drivers to deliver meals. Info: Betty, 773-2053.

FLYING SAMARITANS needs volunteers and tax-deductible donations. Info: 543-4144.

FOOD BANK COALITION OF SLO COUNTY needs volunteers for warehouse support activities. Info: 238-4664.

FORTE INTERNATIONAL seeking volunteers to open their hearts and homes to English speaking exchange students from Mongolia, China and South Korea, ages 15-18. Info: 877-520-2522 or ForteInternational@yahoo.com.

FRENCH HOSPITAL seeks volunteers in variety of departments. Training is provided. Info: 542-6330.

FRIENDS OF THE LIBRARY seeks gift store clerks once a week in Paso Robles. Info: 237-3870.

FRIENDS OUTSIDE needs volunteer mentors. Info: 543-3888.

GIRL SCOUTS volunteers needed as troop leaders. Info: 541-8336.

GLOBAL ALLIANCE FOR BALANCE AND HEALING seeks volunteers for publicity and fundraising committees. Info: 461-1212.

GOODWILL OF SLO COUNTY needs donations of clothing, furniture, household items, running vehicles to provide employment and job training. Free pickup: 544-0542.


HABITAT FOR HUMANITY needs volunteers at warehouse and thrift store on Saturdays. Info: 235-5099.

HABITAT FOR HUMANITY'S CARS FOR HOMES PROGRAM needs donated cars, trucks, boats and RVs. Info: (877) 277-HFHI.

HART needs volunteers for therapeutic equine riding program. Info: 467-2606.

HEALTHY FAMILIES PROGRAM needs volunteers to help SLO County Public Health Dept. Info: 781-5500.

HOSPICE needs volunteers for grief counseling. Info: 544-2266.

HOTLINERS NEEDED FOR CRISIS INTERVENTION - call Mike Bossenberry at 544-6016 after 3 pm for information.

HUMANITARIAN FOUNDATION Developing and seeking dependable volunteers. Academic and professional experience. Info: 595-1982.

I.P.U.R.R. needs trappers, etc. for feline intervention program. Info: 438-3519.

JACK HOUSE of SLO needs docent volunteers. Training provided. Info: 781-7300.

LONG TERM CARE OMBUDSMAN SERVICES seeks volunteers to advocate for care facility residents. Info: 785-0132.

LOOK GOOD, FEEL BETTER needs licensed cosmetologists to help cancer patients during treatment. Info: 543-1481.

LUCIA MAR SCHOOLS need Spanish bilingual volunteers to assist elementary-age children. Info: 473-4347.

MENTOR ALLIANCE OF SLO COUNTY needs volunteer mentors. Info: 549-3770.

MONTA A DE ORO needs volunteers to help maintain trails. Info: 528-8335.

MORRO BAY HARBORFEST needs year-round volunteers to serve on committees. Info: 772-1155.

MORRO BAY REC and PARKS DEPT. seeks volunteers for planning special events and youth sports. Info: 772-6278.

MORRO BAY MUSEUM OF NATURAL HISTORY needs volunteers to work at visitor desks and nature stores, lead public walks, tend native plant gardens, develop exhibits, help with publicity, and lead programs for schools and youth groups. Call 528-8578 or 772-2694, Ext 105, www.ccnha.com.

NECESSITIES OF LIFE PANTRY Volunteers needed for daytime shopping. Info: 349-9947.

NON-PROFIT THRIFT STORE needs volunteers. Info: 922-2059.

NORTH COUNTY HUMANE SOCIETY needs volunteers for office work, cat care and more. Info: 466-5403.

NORTH COUNTY WOMEN'S SHELTER needs crisis volunteers for intervention assistance. Bilingual a plus. Training provided. Info: 461-1338.

OCEANO DUNES STATE PARK needs docents at boardwalk. Info: 473-7232, Ext. 18.

OMBUDSMAN SERVICES OF SLO COUNTY seek volunteers to visit residential care homes for the elderly. Info: 785-0132.

OUT 'N' ABOUT ADVENTURES needs volunteers to help supervise monthly field trips for people experiencing memory loss or Alzheimer's disease. Info: 481-9364.

PACIFIC PRIDE FOUNDATION needs volunteers. Info: 349-9947, ext. 106.

PASO ROBLES FOOD BANK needs volunteer truck drivers. Info: 238-4664.

PASO ROBLES PUBLIC LIBRARY needs volunteers to help patrons. Info: 237-3870.

PARTNERS IN EQUESTRIAN THERAPY seeks volunteers to work with handicapped riders. Info: 786-4059.

PISMO BEACH RECREATION needs teachers for workshops. Info: 773-7063.

PISMO BEACH SENIOR SOCIAL CLUB needs volunteers for social events. Info: 773-7063.

PISMO NATURE CENTER is looking for volunteers to help plant, water and care for trees and flowers. Volunteers meet at 9 am Tuesdays at the Nature Center. Info: 773-2147.

PLANETARY SURVIVAL ALLIANCE needs volunteers for information tables. Info: 550-2670.

PLANNED PARENTHOOD OF SLO needs mentors to work with at-risk youth. Info: 549-9446.

POUNCE needs volunteers to rescue cats. Info: 528-7326.

PRADO DAY CENTER needs volunteers to answer phones, sign clients into programs and more. Info: 786-0617.

RABBIT ADVOCATE needs volunteers to educate and promote spaying and neutering. Info: 239-2176.

REACH FOR RECOVERY PROGRAM seeks breast cancer survivors to help others. Info: 543-1481, ext. 3.

RETIRED and SENIOR VOLUNTEER PROGRAM can match your talents and interests with community needs, including long-term care ombudsman, caring caller, senior nutrition program, Food Bank, American Cancer Society, Big Brothers/Sisters. Info: 544-8740.

ROAD TO RECOVERY PROGRAM seeks volunteers to drive cancer patients to appointments. Info: 1-800-ACS-2345 or www.cancer.org.

SAN LUIS OPTIMISTS INTERNATIONAL needs speakers and assistants. Info: 781-2630.

SECOND TIME AROUND AUSSIE RESCUE needs volunteers to foster unwanted Australian Shepherds. Info: 541-4375.

SENIOR CITIZEN ASSISTANCE needed for Garden Creek residents. Info: 543-2311.

SENIOR NUTRITION PROGRAM OF SLO COUNTY seeks volunteers to prepare and deliver lunches to homebound seniors. Info: 541-3312.

SENIOR PEER COUSELING seeks volunteers over the age of 55 to provide one-on-one counseling. Free training provided. Info: 547-7025, ext. 15.

SENIOR TELECARE HOTLINE needs volunteers to place telephone calls to homebound seniors. Info: 544-0566.

SEXUAL ASSAULT RECOVERY and PREVENTION CENTER offers training and certification for crisis volunteers. Info: 545-8888.

SHERIFF'S CHRISTMAS BICYCLE PROGRAM Accepts refurbished bicycles and tricycles to underprivileged children. Info: 434-4291 (Templeton), 473-7100 (Oceano), 528-6083 (Los Osos).

SIERRA VISTA REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER needs volunteers for front desk and gift shops. Info: 462-0808.

SLO ART CENTER needs volunteers to greet and assist with classes. Info: 543-8562.

SLO BOTANICAL GARDEN needs volunteers to distribute surveys. Info: 546-2501.

SLO BLUES SOCIETY needs volunteers and designers for upcoming events. Info: 541-7930.

SLO COUNTY ANIMAL SHELTER seeks volunteers to walk pets. Info: 781-4413.

SLO COUNTY COASTAL TRAIL PROJECT needs volunteers. Info: (707) 829-6689.

SLO COUNTY DRUG AND ALCOHOL ADVISORY BOARD seeks new members. Info: 781-4290.

SLO COUNTY HISTORICAL MUSEUM seeks volunteers to research local history and create exhibits. Info: 543-0456 or 544-8740.

SLO LITERACY COUNCIL urgently needs Tutors. Info: 541-4219.

SLO SCIENTIST VOLUNTEER FACILITATORS needed to provide hands-on science activities for kids. Training provided. Info: 781-5944.

SLO 4-H YOUTH/ADULT SCIENCE Help with science activities. Info: 781-5944.

STATE PARK VOLUNTEERS needed to plant, water and tend native flowers, shrubs, and trees in Oceano. No experience necessary. Info: Jack or Grace, 773-2147.

SUPPORTIVE MUSIC PROGRAM needs musicians for terminally ill and bed patients in nursing facilities. Info: 544-2266.

SURFRIDER FOUNDATION organizes a beach clean up the first Sat. of the month at Cayucos and Pismo piers. Donuts, Bags and gloves provided. Info: 771-9134.

TRAINED VISITATION MONITORS needed to help children coping with divorce. Info: 546-2401.

VOLUNTEER SLO Opportunities with local agencies. Info: 756-2176 or www.volunteerslo.org.

WILDERNESS PRESERVATION WARRIORS NEEDED in the Elfin forest. Help with weed and erosion control. Info: 528-0392.

WILDING ART MUSEUM seeks operation volunteers. Info: 688-1082.

WOMEN'S SHELTER PROGRAM needs volunteers to assist with victims of domestic violence. 40-hour training is provided. Info: 781-6401, Ext. 112. ?






SLO Farmer's Market Barbecued ribs, freshly picked produce, arts and crafts, and live entertainment ...it's San Luis Obispo's lively Farmers' Market! Held every Thursday night (except Thanksgiving in which case it’s held the Friday evening after turkey day or cancelled when it rains), Farmers' Market is a street fair and produce market. No dogs allowed, City Ordinance. Locals and visitors alike can shop for the county's freshest produce and flowers, devour delicious ribs and sandwiches, browse local shops open late, and enjoy assortments of live entertainment. Recognized as a leader of such activities in California, Farmers' Market is held on six downtown blocks of Higuera Street, between Osos and Nipomo streets. The area is closed to all through traffic to make room for this fabulous event. City Ordinance prohibits dogs from attending. Please leave your four legged friends at home. Look out for a six-foot bear — that's mascot "Downtown Brown" giving out hugs and paw shakes to Market-goers.

Local Scene For what's happening locally you can always consult the NEW TIMES! 

JAZZ AT JAN’S brings live music to the patio at Jan’s Wine Attic, 1305 Park St. Alley in Paso Robles, every Saturday
afternoon from 4 to 7 pm.

RED BARN COMMUNITY MUSIC SERIES is Los Osos’ prime live music happening the first Saturday of every month, featuring hot talent and including an optional potluck and a suggested donation of $10 at the door. Info: 528-4530.

CAMBRIA PINES LODGE nightly live music. Info: 927-4016.

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