New Times / Calendar Events
January 2,January 9,January 16,January 23,January 30,February 6,February 13,February 20,February 27(2-5pm)
through Feb. 27. The Monday Club of San Luis Obispo is offering free docent-led tours every Monday. This is an excellent opportunity to tour one of the architectural gems of San Luis Obispo. Designed by Hearst Castle Architect, Julia Morgan.
January 6,January 13,January 20,January 27,February 3,February 10,February 17,February 24(7-9pm)
through Feb. 28. Do you love to dance? Join other social dancers every Friday night to dance ballroom, swing, line dance, free style, and mixers to DJ tunes. Requests welcome. This is a no-alcohol event.
Cost: $95 for 10 admissions
Writers and Literature
MORRO BAY BOOK DISCUSSION GROUP
Each 1st and 3rd Wednesday of the month participants will have a chance to discuss bestsellers, classics, traditional literature, historical fiction, or non-fiction books. Download the booklists to find out what book is discussed each week.
January 11,February 8,March 8(10am-noon)
Every Second Wednesday, through March 8. Discuss a wide spectrum of mysteries, thrillers and suspense novels. Download the booklists at morrobaybookdiscussiongroup.org.
January 6,February 3
through Feb. 28. An exhibit for storytellers and story lovers alike. This show holds visual interpretations of any story you can think of, and some you might not have known about!
January 14,January 21,January 28,February 4,February 11,February 18,February 25,March 4,March 11(10am-4pm)
Check out the SLO Railroad Museum, with its fun kid's play area. See historic artifacts, rail cars, a world class model railroad under construction, visit the gift shop, and wave at passing trains.
Cost: $3 and under
Special Art Events
The enchanting coastal photography of Greg Magee, on display through March 8.
PYJAMA DRAMA - DRAMA AND IMAGINATIVE PLAY CLASSES
(9:30am, 10:15am, and 11am)
Children 6 months up to age 7 can develop skills like communication, concentration, and creative problem solving, while having tons of fun. Weekly classes every Saturday through March 11.
Cost: $12 weekly or $15 to drop in
After school pottery classes
Create and Learn
January 5,January 6,January 7,January 10,January 11,January 12,January 13,January 14,January 17,January 18,January 19,January 20,January 21,January 24,January 25,January 26,January 27,January 28,January 31,February 1,February 2,February 3,February 4,February 7,February 8,February 9,February 10,February 11,February 14,February 15,February 16,February 17,February 18,February 21,February 22,February 23,February 24,February 25,February 28,March 1,March 2,March 3,March 4,March 7
through March 7. After school pottery is a place where kids have the freedom to create with clay using the wheel, sculpting, and handbuilding.
Cost: $30 per class
Super Hero Saturdays
January 14,January 21,January 28,February 4,February 11,February 18,February 25,March 4,March 11(10-11am)
through March 11. Super Hero Class integrates agility, tumbling, trampoline, gymnastics, physical fitness and flexibility into a fun and action-packed session for boys and girls ages 5-12. Kids can move up through levels as they gain strength.
Sports and Wellness
INFUSED RESTORATIVE YOGA
Lessons and Classes
January 3,January 10,January 17,January 24,January 31,February 7,February 14,February 21,February 28(1-2:30pm)
through Feb. 28. Restorative Yoga is a gentle floor practice with guided relaxation and breathing exercises. This class in unique because it combines essential oil blends with each pose to support the body's healing and relaxation processes. Beginners welcome!
Cost: $15 drop in plus $5 materials
Lessons and Classes
January 5,January 10,January 12,January 17,January 19,January 24,January 26,January 31,February 2,February 7,February 9,February 14,February 16,February 21,February 23,February 28,March 2(5:45-7pm)
through March 5. Aikido is a Japanese martial art of self-defense and self-development. It is peaceful and powerful. Gain flexibility, balance, core strength, and energy. Fifth degree Black Belt Instructor Mary Tesoro teaches locally, nationally, and internationally.
Cost: $99 total for Jan through April
MIXED GOLF CLUB
January 12,January 19,January 26,February 2,February 9,February 16,February 23,March 2
through March 2. Tired of playing the same course all the time? The San Luis County Golf Club offers play at over 10 courses. Two overnight trips per year. $20 annual fee. All handicaps accepted.
SLO GRANGE FARMERS MARKET
This farmers market is held every Tuesday in the Grange parking lot from
SAN LUIS OBISPO DOWNTOWN FARMERS MARKET
The San Luis Obispo Farmers Market takes place every Thursday from 6-9pm on Higuera St. between Osos and Nipomo and includes over 120 vendors of produce, dairy, barbecue, flowers, and more.
In the Smart & Final parking lot on the corner of Grand Ave. and Courtland on Wed. at
NIPOMO CERTIFIED FARMERS MARKET
Takes place on Sundays from
SAN LUIS OBISPO
At the Promenade parking lot near World Market (off Madonna Road), Sat. from
In the Town Park on Sat.
LOS OSOS/BAYWOOD PARK
Tues. at City Park from
The church will dedicate and introduce its new labyrinth to the community, Jan. 15. The dedication will take place outside at the labyrinth at 5pm, followed by a free soup dinner (gluten-free & vegan options).
January 15 (1-4pm)
Ancient form of divination, used in China by those wishing for inner guidance on the many and varied questions of life. Wonderful way to assist one getting in touch with inner wisdom at a very deep level. Jan. 15.
January 15 (Fri. and Sat.: 2pm; Sat. and Sun.: 7pm)
Presented by SLO Little Theatre’s Academy of Creative Theatre, through Jan. 29.
January 15 (3pm)
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart composed 600 masterpieces before his death at age 35. The San Luis Obispo Symphony Chamber Orchestra invites you to hear three exquisite Mozart masterworks, Jan. 15.
Cost: $35 for adults, $25 for seniors, children 12 and under admitted free
Writers and Literature
Book signings and readings
January 15 (1-4pm)
Jan. 15. New Year’s Resolution: Local Authors from SLO NightWriters. Featured authors are Anne R. Allen, Paul Fahey, Elizabeth Roderick, Eldonna Edwards, and Judythe Guarnera.
January 15 (7pm)
Jeanie Greensfelder, 2017-18 SLO County Poet Laureate and Marguerite Costigan, 2015-16 SLO County Poet Laureate are the featured readers, with an open reading to follow. Jan. 15.
through Jan. 29. Featuring sculpture and prints by Lisa Occhipinti.
Art at Wineries
January 15 (1-3pm)
Jan. 15. Let this expert artist help you paint your own still life. All supplies, light snacks, and a glass of wine provided.
Cost: $62; 20% off for club members
Call For Artists
Welcomes photographers to delve into subjects, themes, and motifs that expose new images in the world today. Deadline is to submit Feb. 1.
January 15 (Noon-5pm)
Succulent Paintings in acrylic by Mary McCrea, on display through Feb. 26.
January 15 (1–4pm)
through Jan. 31. Explore artists as diverse as Edward Lear and Volcano School founder Jules Tavernier in a tour of the century whose artistic movements shape-shifted our perception of the built and natural world.
Cost: $5 adults, kids free
Dec. 2 through Jan. 29, with an opening reception Dec. 3 from 3 to 5pm.
Openings and Receptions
Dec. 2, runs through Jan. 28. Exhibition of handmade books by artists and community members. Books are created using a variety of conceptual forms and materials. Plus wearable art and peace-themed crafts made from recycled materials.
Special Art Events
through Jan. 31. Paso Robles artists express their relationship with the great ocean in this exhibit.
SLO CHILDREN'S MUSEUM STUDIO PROJECT: WINTER PINE TREES
January 15 (10am-5pm)
through Jan. 15. Cut pine trees from different shades of green construction paper and glue them onto a sheet of background paper. Use your finger dipped in white paint to add falling snow to your pine forest.
Lectures and Learning
CENTRAL COAST JUNG SOCIETY - DR. SELDEN EDWARDS SPEAKER
Clubs, Meetings, and Discussion Groups
January 15 (2-4pm)
Jan. 15. Guest lecture by Dr. Selden Edwards. The talk will center on Mr. Edwards's second novel, The Lost Prince, and the significance of his long-lived fascination with Jung, archetypal psychology, and the collective unconscious.
Cost: $10 suggested donation or $35/yr membership
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