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:
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
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
Corner of Clark and Bradley, Tuesdays, 10 am to 1 pm
Solvang Farmers Market
First Street and Copenhagen Drive- More info 805 688 0701
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.
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 Farmers Market
Year Round, Thursdays, 2:30pm-6pm,
Monterey Peninsula College, Monterey 930 Freemont Street.
Location Map >
Carmel Farmers Market
May through September, Tuesdays, 11am-3pm,
The Barnyard Shopping Village, Carmel
Location Map >
Aptos Farmers Market
Year Round, Saturdays, 8am-12pm, Cabrillo College, Soquel Drive, Aptos
Location Map >
Salina Farmers Market
Year-round, Sundays, 8 am – 12 pm Northridge Mall, Salinas
Location Map >
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!
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
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.
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
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:
SPORTS & FITNESS
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.
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:
US YOUTH VOLLEYBALL LEAGUE for children ages 8-14.
Info: (888) 988-7985 or
WEE WORKOUT AGAINST CANCER Info: 528-6665.
YOGA and MOVEMENT for parents, infants and toddlers in
Atascadero on Wednesdays at 10am. Info: 423-4233.
ARTS & ACTIVITIES
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:
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
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
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.
CLUBS & MEETINGS
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:
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:
BUILDING SUCCESSFUL CHILDREN WORKSHOPS Teaches
parenting skills, boundary setting, and communication at Image Studios.
LE LECHE LEAGUE INT'L Breastfeeding support, info,
assistance, and group meetings/activities. Info: 489-9128 or
SLO COUNTY MOMMIES Meet weekly for support and
playgroups. Info: 801-7218 or
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.
MUSEUMS & CENTERS
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.
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
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,
CAMP OCEAN PINES offers weekend workshops in
old-fashioned bow-making and archery with Joe Dabill. Info: 927-0254 or
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
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.
THE SIERRA CLUB of Santa Lucia offers outings and
activities for members and non-members. Info:
SLO COAST DISTRICT STATE PARKS DOCENTS offer monthly
hikes, lectures and events in area natural landscapes. Info: 772-2694 or
SLO COUNTY PARKS offers hikes and activities led by
park rangers. Info: 781-5200 or
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:
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
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
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.
BALLROOM DANCE Pismo Beach Vets'
Hall. $7 per class. Mondays 7:15 pm, all ages, no partner necessary.
BEGINNING MODERN DANCE Wed, 5:30pm
and Fusion on Thur. 5:30pm at World Rhythm and Motion Studio in SLO.
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.
CONTRA DANCE on August 12, 7pm, in
SLO. The early-American dance form evolved from European dances. Info:
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.
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
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:
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
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
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:
BROKEN LIMBS plus shorts on August
19 at sunset, outdoors at Utopia. Info:
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:
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
VOICE ACTING WORKSHOP starts August
12 in Oceano. $150. Info and to enroll: 489-9326.
MIND and BODY
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
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
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.
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
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:
TAI CHI at Sycamore Mineral Springs, Sundays 10:30am.
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:
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
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:
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.
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.
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.
LESSONS & CLASSES
CAMP SWELL offers semi-private surf lessons for
beginners. Taught by women, for women and girls. $150, includes board.
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.
TENNIS-Five Cities Tennis season is in full swing with
several upcoming events. Info: 474-4756 or
TENNIS CLASSES IN PISMO for ages 8 and up. Info:
CLUBS & TOURNAMENTS
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:
SLO ROADRUNNERS RUNNING and TRIATHALON CLUB Coached
running, swimming and cycling workouts for all ages. Info: 544-2385 or
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:
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
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
SOUTH COUNTY SKATE PARK At 1750 Ramona Dr., Grover
Beach. Open every day. $2. Info: 597-4725 or 235-6003.
IN THE KNOW
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.
CLASSES & WORKSHOPS
ADULT EDUCATION CLASSES covering a variety of subjects
are offered by Lucia Mar school district at various locations. Details:
CAL POLY CONTINUING EDUCATION offers a variety of
online programs to local, regional and national students. Info:
CAMBRIA WRITERS' WORKSHOP meets Wednesdays at Joslyn
Recreation Center from 9:30 a.m.-12 pm Guests welcome. Info: 927-1665.
COMPUTER AND INTERNET CLASSES offered by KCBX.NET in
SLO. Info: 545-5002.
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:
DIVORCE WORKSHOP FOR WOMEN the first Saturday of the
month, 8:30-1 pm at Cuesta College in SLO. Info: 546-3132 or
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
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.
SUPPORT GROUPS & COUNSELING
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
BEREAVED PARENTS SUPPORT GROUP meets throughout the
county on a monthly basis. Info:
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,
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:
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:
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.
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
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
HOSPICE OF SLO offers a variety of support meetings in
a caring, supportive environment with others who share similar losses.
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.
NONALCOHOLIC STEATOHEPATITIS Info: 927-5590.
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:
SEX AND LOVE ADDICTS ANONYMOUS Twelve-step tradition.
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.
WELLNESS SUPPORT GROUP for people with chronic,
life-threatening illnesses meets weekly at Hospice of SLO County. Info:
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.
CLUBS, MEETINGS, & DISCUSSION GROUPS
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:
CENTRAL COAST MESSIANIC FELLOWSHIP meets the first
Saturday of the month at 2 pm at Bethel Social Hall in Grover Beach.
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:
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:
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
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.
MORRO BAY FRIENDS OF THE LIBRARY invites readers to
book discussion group on Tuesdays, 9am-11am. Info: 772-9268 and for book
NEWCOMERS CLUB OF SLO meets at area restaurant first
Wed. of every month, 11 am. Info: 544-0786 or
NORTH COUNTY COMPUTER CLUB meets 2nd Tuesday, 1-3 pm
at the Senior Citizen Center in Paso Robles. 270 Scott St. Info:
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:
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.
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
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
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:
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.
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
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.
CALLS FOR ENTRIES
28TH ANNUAL OKTOBERFEST
STREET FAIRE in Los Osos is accepting vendor applications for the Oct.
29 event. Info: 528-4884.
2007 CAMBRIA ART & WINE
FESTIVAL POSTER ART COMPETITION.
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,
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
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:
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
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
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
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
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
PASO ROBLES MAIN STREET
ASSOCIATION has vendor spaces available for 2006 arts, crafts, and
antique shows throughout October. Info and applications: 238-4103.
VOLUNTEERS NEEDED TO BUILD FAMILY CENTER. Info:
COCOA BUSINESS & Cote d'Ivoire opportunity. August 22
Dr. Tom Neuhaus is looking for two people to travel with him. Info:
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:
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
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.
ARROYO GRANDE HOSPITAL AUXILIARY needs volunteers to
assist with patients and at the front desk and gift shop. Info:
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:
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.
DOMESTIC VIOLENCE SOLUTIONS needs helpers. Info:
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.
FAMILY SERVICES CENTER seeks counselors in SLO. Info:
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
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:
GIRL SCOUTS volunteers needed as troop leaders. Info:
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.
GRIEF AND LOSS SUPPORT VOLUNTEERS needed. Info: 925-8
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:
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:
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.
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
NECESSITIES OF LIFE PANTRY Volunteers needed for
daytime shopping. Info: 349-9947.
NON-PROFIT THRIFT STORE needs volunteers. Info:
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:
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.
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.
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:
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
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:
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:
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:
WOMEN'S SHELTER PROGRAM needs volunteers to assist
with victims of domestic violence. 40-hour training is provided. Info:
781-6401, Ext. 112. ?