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February 8 - February 15

Film and TV

FILM AND TV  ACTING CLASSES FOR ADULTS, YOUTH, AND TEENS
FILM AND TV ACTING CLASSES FOR ADULTS, YOUTH, AND TEENS
(Times vary)

This class takes place on Sun. and is taught by a professional film actor/director. Annual LA trips to perform for talent agents and casting directors.

Aaron Metchik
act@actorsedge.com
Phone: 310-910-1228
http://actorsedge.com

La Perla Del Mar
205 Windward Ave.
Shell Beach

Farmers Market

SLO GRANGE FARMERS MARKET
(3-6pm)

This farmers market is held every Tuesday in the Grange parking lot from

Mary White
marylwhite.mail@gmail.com
Phone: 762-4688

2880 Broad St.
SLO

Cost: Free

Special Events

8TH ANNUAL BELLA NOTTE - MY FUNNY VALENTINE: A MUSICAL TRIBUTE TO RODGERS AND HART
February 8 (6:30pm)

There will be an amazing Silent Auction, a delicious gourmet dinner (including wine and dessert), a professional musical revue, and a memorable evening for all. Come on Feb. 8 to Unity for all the fun.

Sharon Mesker
Sharon@unityslo.org
Phone: 543-4250
http://unityslo.org

Unity of San Luis Obispo
1490 Southwood Dr.
San Luis Obispo

Cost: $35

AVILA BEACH SPAGHETTI DINNER/BINGO NIGHT
February 8 (6-9pm)

Join us at the Avila Beach Community Center for a fun night of bingo with lots of prizes and a great spaghetti dinner to fund the programs/operations of the Center on Feb. 8, from 6-9 pm. The tickets are $10 per adult and $5 per child (10 and under).

Mary Foppiano
avilabeachcc@gmail.com
Phone: 627-1997
http://avilabeachcc.com

Avila Beach Community Center
191 San Miguel St.
Avila Beach

FREE HEALTHY FOOD DEMONSTRATION
FREE HEALTHY FOOD DEMONSTRATION
February 8 (12pm-4pm)

The Network for a Healthy California-Gold Coast Region invites all San Luis Obispo county residents to lead healthier lives by eating more fruits and vegetables and staying physically active. What better way to learn about healthier meal options than a free, healthy food demonstration being held at Albertsons on Feb. 8 from 12-4pm. Come sample tasty recipes filled with fruits and vegetables and take home a free recipe book and goody bag.

Christina Lares
christinai.lares@ventura.org
Phone: 677-5255
http://goldcoastnetwork.org

Albertsons
771 E. Foothill Blvd.
San Luis Obispo

Cost: Free

Music

8TH ANNUAL CUESTA JAZZ FACULTY CONCERT
February 8 (7:30 pm)

on Feb. 8 at 7:30pm at the Cuesta College CPAC (Main Stage). Starring: Ron McCarley, John Knutson, Aaron Wolf, Dylan Johnson, David Becker, Jeff Miley, and Inga Swearingen.

Bea Anderson
bea_anderson@cuesta.edu
Phone: 546-3936

Cuesta College
Highway 1
San Luis Obispo

Cost: $7-$12

Art

ALMOND COUNTRY QUILTERS GUILD MEETING
Meetings and Associations
February 8 (6:30pm)

Please join the Almond Country Quilters’ Guild for its February meeting to be held on Feb. 8. Social Time begins at 6:30pm and at 7pm, Lura Schwarz Smith (lura-art.com) will speak on “The New Adventures of an Art Quilter." She will present a slide show/talk/trunk show looking at the development of her textile work over the past 30 years. The general meeting will follow her presentation.

Jenny Phipps
jphipps78@gmail.com
Phone: 461-1266

Masonic Lodge
2607 Traffic Way
Atascadero

Cost: Free

DEB FESTA AT GALLERY AT MARINA SQUARE
Lotus
DEB FESTA AT GALLERY AT MARINA SQUARE
Openings and Receptions
February 8 (5-8pm)

Exhibit titled "Hearts and Color Delights" to include watercolor and acrylic. Exhibit runs through Feb. 27.

Gallery at Marina Square
gallerymarinasq@gmail.com
Phone: 772-1068
http://marinasqgallerynews.blogspot.com

Gallery at Marina Square
601 Embarcadero
Morro Bay

Cost: Free

GALLERY AT MARINA SQUARE PRESENTS ARTISTS JACK AND GAY MCNEAL
Fusion
GALLERY AT MARINA SQUARE PRESENTS ARTISTS JACK AND GAY MCNEAL
Openings and Receptions
February 8 (5-8pm)

Exhibit titled "Pixels to Piecing" to include photography and fabric art. Exhibit runs through Feb. 27.

Gallery at Marina Square
gallerymarinasq@gmail.com
Phone: 772-1068
http://marinasqgallerynews.blogspot.com

Gallery at Marina Square
601 Embarcadero
Morro Bay

Cost: Free

Lectures and Learning

SPECIAL LECTURE: FOOD ETHICS AND TECHNOLOGY
Announcements
February 8 (1-3pm)

Prof. Paul B. Thompson (Michigan State Univ.) will discuss three key problems in food ethics, which are connected in surprising and sometimes incompatible ways. Free and open to the public on Feb. 8, from 1-3pm, at Cal Poly, building 08-123.

Patrick Lin
palin@calpoly.edu
Phone: 756-2041
http://ethics.calpoly.edu

Cal Poly
Ag Engineering 08-123
San Luis Obispo

Cost: Free

WOMAN'S CLUB OF ARROYO GRANDE
Clubs, Meetings, and Discussion Groups
February 8 (1pm)

meets on the second Fri. of every month for culture, advancement, and civic betterment. A lunch is generally served for $12.

http://womansclubofarroyogrande.org/aboutus.htm

211 Vernon St.
Arroyo Grande

TRAVEL CONNECTIONS AND SOCIAL CLUB
Travel Club
TRAVEL CONNECTIONS AND SOCIAL CLUB
Clubs, Meetings, and Discussion Groups
February 8 (6pm)

provides a relaxed, safe, and informal way to meet new friends and travel companions on the second Fri. of every month.

Dianne Tuttle
atc@itravelconsultants.com
Phone: 781-2630
http://itravelconsultants.com

Travel Club
570 Higuera St.
SLO 93401

Fundraisers

AVILA BEACH SPAGHETTI DINNER/BINGO NIGHT
February 8 (6 pm - 9 pm)

The Avila Beach Civic Association is hosting a Spaghetti Dinner/Bingo Night on Friday, February 8, from 6-9 pm at the Avila Beach Community Center, 191 San Miguel Street.Dinner will be delicious and the Bingo will be lots of fun with a variety of prizes. Tickets are $10/adult and $5/child 10 and under. Will will be available for $5/glass. This event is being held to support the Avila Beach Community Center. For tickets, 805-627-1997 or avilabeachcc@gmailcom or www.avilabeachcc.com.

Mary Foppiano
avilabeachcc@gmail.com
Phone: 805-627-1997
http://www.avilabeachcc.com

Avila Beach Community Center
191 San Miguel Street
Avila Beach 93424

Cost: $10/adult and $5/child 10 and under

MARDI GRAS AT ST. BENEDICT'S
February 8 (6pm)

Les Bon Temps will roll once again at St. Benedict's Church in Los Osos with a Mardi Gras feast and musical event on Feb. 8. Appetizers and the authentically Creole dinner following will be prepared by Lorienne Schwenk of the Singing Kitchen. Music will be by Café Musique from San Luis Obispo. Only 50 tickets will be sold at $50 each. For reservations, email Maria M. Kelly at mmkelly66@gmail.com, or phone and leave a message at 423-5331.

Maria M. Kelly
mmkelly66@gmail.com
Phone: 423-5331

St. Benedict's Church
2220 Snowy Egret Ln.
Los Osos

Cost: $50

Volunteers

COASTAL DISCOVERY CENTER VOLUNTEER TRAINING INFORMATION SESSION
Visitors inside the Coastal Discovery Center
COASTAL DISCOVERY CENTER VOLUNTEER TRAINING INFORMATION SESSION
February 8 (6:30-7:30pm)

The Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary (MBNMS) and CA State Parks is seeking a team of dynamic individuals to become docents at the Coastal Discovery Center in San Simeon. Interpret exhibits, natural and cultural history, host school programs, public outreach events, science monitoring and more! Informational Meeting: Friday, February 8th @ 6:30 PM Rabobank Community Room-Cambria Please RSVP to: (805) 927-6291 or Brittany.Cooper@noaa.gov The training program will be Saturdays 3/2, 3/9, 3/16.

Brittany Cooper
brittany.cooper@noaa.gov
Phone: 927-6575
http://montereybay.noaa.gov/vc/cdc/volunteers.html

Rabobank Community Room
1070 Main St.
Cambria 93428

Cost: Free

Holiday events

Smart Studio Valentine's Party!
Valentine's Party!
Smart Studio Valentine's Party!
February 9 (1:00pm-3:00pm)

Come to Smart Studio and make some valentines for your class or your sweetheart. All the red, pink, and awesome stuff will be bursting from the studio shelves for project-making. Cost will be $5/hour per person for studio time and materials. Premium materials will cost a bit extra. Go to www.smartstudioslo.com for more information on our studio.

Terri
smartstudioslo@gmail.com
Phone: 805-904-5229
http://www.smartstudioslo.com

SmART Studio
3591 Sacramento #104
San Luis Obispo 93401

Cost: $5/hour per person

Special Events

"STAYING ALIVE" BUTTERFLY CHARACTERISTICS, SURVIVAL BEHAVIORS, AND ADAPTATIONS
"STAYING ALIVE" BUTTERFLY CHARACTERISTICS, SURVIVAL BEHAVIORS, AND ADAPTATIONS
February 9 (1-3pm)

Join us in the Oak Pavillion when State Park Docent Peggy Coon will discuss how butterflies stay alive in each state of developement: egg, caterpillar, chrysalis, and adult butterfly. She will show the beautiful and unique colors on the inside and outside of the butterfly wings and explain how these colors, patterns, and markings are used for protective coloration, warning, mimicry, and more, and will display her own photos taken in Costa Rica, Belize, the Caribbean, Mexico, and the United States. Feb. 9.

San Luis Obispo Botanical Garden
education@slobg.org
Phone: 541-1400 x304

San Luis Obispo Botanical Garden
3450 Dairy Creek Rd.
San Luis Obispo

Cost: $5 for members and $10 for non-members

A NIGHT IN NEW ORLEANS MASQUERADE BALL
February 9 (6:30pm)

Burning James and the Funky Flames are co-sponsoring along with Bon Temps Creole Cafe in association with the Noor Foundation, SLO Blues Society, and the SLO Jazz Festival. A Night in New Orleans Masquerade Ball on Feb. 9 in the historic San Luis Obispo Masonic Lodge. Proceeds benefit the Noor Foundation. This is gonna be a stone cold Gumbo Ya Ya. If the great music and food and the NOLA spirit isn't enough of a draw, the beautiul 100-year-old Masonic Lodge building just might be.

Phil Lang
james@burningjames.com
Phone: 544-2100
http://burningjames.com

Masonic Lodge
Marsh St.
SLO

Cost: $20-$25

CHINESE NEW YEAR CELEBRATION
Cal Poly Lion Dancers
CHINESE NEW YEAR CELEBRATION
February 9 (3pm)

Come Feb. 9 to the parking lot in front of Volumes of Pleasure while we usher in the year of The Snake. Astrology is a part of all cultures. Just as most of us know our sign in Western Astrology, most people in Asian cultures know their animal sign. The Cal Poly Lion Dance Team will perform a blessing for our community and for Volumes of Pleasure, a ritual that dates back centuries. In times past the dance was used to scare away monsters and evil spirits.

Carroll Leslie
volumesofpleasure@hotmail.com
Phone: 528-5565

1016 Los Osos Valley Rd.
Los Osos

Cost: Free

FATHER DAUGHTER DANCE
February 9 (6PM-8:30PM)

The City of Pismo Beach, Recreation Division is now accepting registrations for the annual Father-Daughter Dance. This dance is for young ladies ages three to eighteen years old, and the special man in her life. The event takes place on Saturday February 9th from 6pm-8:30pm at the Pismo Beach Veterans Hall. Pre-registration is required by January 31st, 2013 for this enjoyable evening. This event sells out each year, so be sure to register early!

Colleen Ghiglia
cghiglia@pismobeach.org
Phone: 805-773-7063

Pismo Beach Vets Hall
780 Bello St
Pismo Beach 93449

Cost: $25 per couple, additional family members $10

ICE SKATING EXHIBITION
February 9 (11:00AM )

Come on down for the first ever Ice Skating Exhibition at Blades On Ice in Atascadero! The skating events will feature: figure skating, costume characters on ice, and other family friendly shows. Admission is $5 for watch and regular prices in you want to ice skate after the exhibition. More Info, contact us @ 805-748-1520

Josh Ferguson
josh@atascaderoblades.com
Phone: 805-748-1520
http://atascaderoblades.com

Blades On Ice
9685 Morro Rd
Atascadero 93422

Cost: $5

MUSTANG BALL DANCESPORT COMPETITION
Ballroom Dance Professionals Jonathan Atkinson & Lorena Bravo
MUSTANG BALL DANCESPORT COMPETITION
February 9 (Starts at 11am)

The Cal Poly DanceSport Team will host its 6th annual Ballroom and Latin DanceSport Competition from 11am-10pm on Feb. 9 in the university’s Chumash Auditorium. There will be over 80 different events at levels from newcomer to expert in dances like Salsa, Tango, Swing, Waltz, Samba, Hustle, and more! Spectators are welcome. Admission is $5 in advance and $8 at the door.

Amy Leung
info@cpdst.org
Phone: 242-6282
http://cpdancesport.org/comp

Cal Poly Chumash Auditorium
1 Grand Ave.
San Luis Obispo

PISMO BEACH ANNUAL FATHER DAUGHTER DANCE
February 9 (6-8:30pm)

The annual Father-Daughter Dance is for young ladies ages 3-18 years old, and the special man in her life. This special event allows fathers, grandfathers, or uncles to treat their little one to a semi-formal night of dancing and fun. Feb. 9 from

Pismo Beach Recreation
kmelchiorsen@pismobeach.org
Phone: 773-7063
http://pismobeach.org

Pismo Beach Veterans Hall
780 Bello St.
Pismo Beach

Cost: $25 per couple and $10 for each additional child of same Family

SOULFEST II
Om
SOULFEST II
February 9 (10am-4pm)

Join with members of the Awakening Interfaith Spiritual Community in a unique opportunity to spend a day in blissful, soulful indulgence. During SoulFest 2013 we will nourish your soul through guided meditations, restorative yoga, drumming, Kriya yoga teachings, kirtan, ayurveda talk, and delicious vegetarian food. Feb. 9.

Nancy Ballinger
revballinger@awakeninginterfaith.org
Phone: 772-0306
http://awakeninginterfaith.org

AWAKENING Interfaith Spiritual Community
1130 Napa Ave.
Morro Bay

Cost: $50 suggested donation

Valentines Day Dinner
Winery Events
February 9 (6:30pm)

Looking for a romantic, classy, and entertaining Valentine's day gift? Our multiple course food and wine dinner is the perfect way to celebrate the holiday. Join us for live music, dancing, and amazing fun- don't miss out on this one. This event will sell out. $90/Wine Club, $110/Non-Member. Call or log on today for reservations.

Bethany Jenings
bethany@opolo.com
Phone: 805-238-9593

bethany@opolo.com
7110 Vineyards Drive
Paso Robles , CA 93446

Cost: $90 members, $110 non- members

Music

ORGAN CONCERT SERIES AT FIRST PRES SLO
ORGAN CONCERT SERIES AT FIRST PRES SLO
February 9 (4pm)

First Presbyterian Church SLO is pleased to present Organ Virtuoso, Katya Gotsdiner McMahan, joined by instrumentalists Jessica Hoffman, oboe, and Greg Magie, horn, in a concert of music by Guilmant, Handel, Abbott, Reinecke, Debussy, Morricone, and more. Performed on the newly installed Veritas Organ at First Presbyterian Church. Feb. 9. $10 suggested donation at the door. Free parking.

Katya Gotsdiner-McMahan
churchoffice@fpcslo.org
Phone: 543-54541
http://fpcslo.org

First Presbyterian Church
981 Marsh St.
San Luis Obispo

THE JAN AND DEAN SHOW
Dean Torrence & The Surf City Allstars
THE JAN AND DEAN SHOW
February 9 (8pm)

The Clark Center for the Performing Arts presents The Jan and Dean Show featuring Dean Torrence and The Surf City Allstars on Feb. 9 at 8pm. The Jan and Dean Show features the greatest hits of two of both Jan and Dean and The Beach Boys, as well as other great songs of the era including "Barbara Ann," “The Little Old Lady from Pasadena,” “Dead Man’s Curve,” and “Surf City.” Don’t miss this Classic California Beach Party!

Box Office
info@clarkcenter.org
Phone: 489-9444
http://clarkcenter.org

Clark Center
487 Fair Oaks Ave.
Arroyo Grande

Cost: $39-$48

TRET FURE IN CONCERT!
Singer, Songwriter, Tret Fure.
TRET FURE IN CONCERT!
February 9 (8:00 pm)

Tret Fure is a gifted artist of uncommon energy and range, with a career that spans four decades. By the age of nineteen she was opening for bands such as Yes, Poco, and the J Geils Band. Saturday, February 9, 2013, 8:00 pm, Steynberg Gallery, 1531 Monterey Street, San Luis Obispo. A Benefit for the SLO Food Bank. Tickets are $15 in advance and $18 at the door, and are available at Steynberg Gallery or call 805.547.0278. www.tretfure.com

Steynberg Gallery
jernest4@gmail.com
Phone: 805-547-0278

Steynberg Gallery
1531 Monterey Street
San Luis Obispo 93401

Cost: $15 in adv. $18 at door

Writers and Literature

COALESCE BOOKSTORE BOOK-SIGNING
Coalesce Bookstore book-signing
COALESCE BOOKSTORE BOOK-SIGNING
February 9 (3pm)

Coalesce Bookstore invites you to a book-signing and presentation on Feb. 9. The Joy of Sexus: Lust, Love, and Longing in the Ancient World by Vicki León Book-signing: 2-4pm. Presentation is at

Coalesce Bookstore
coalescebookstore@gmail.com
Phone: 772-2880
http://coalescebookstore.com

Coalesce Bookstore
845 Main St.
Morro Bay

From the Very First Line
From the Very First Line
February 9 (1:00-4:00)

Discover how to craft a compelling opening for your novel (kids-teens), from the opening line through the first 5 pages to the oft-requested 50-page sample requested by agents and editors. A first-page critique session will be included at the end of the session. 



Sidonie Wiedenkeller
doniew@aol.com
Phone: 805-528-3944
http://scbwicencal.org/

SLO Museum of Art
1010 Broad Street
San Luis Obispo 93401

Cost: $40 members / $50 non-members

WRITERS GROUP
February 9 (3pm)

Now forming in Lompoc is a writers group for fiction, children's stories, scripts, and  novels, (but no poetry at this time). Those interested should call ahead and sign up. Bring two or three pages of material to be read and discussed. Ongoing starting in February. Contact for more info.

The Book Store
Phone: 735-9729

The Book Store
1137 North H St.
Lompoc

The Outdoors

SLO STEWARD'S WORKDAY: IRISH HILLS
February 9 (9am-noon)

Please call ECO SLO for more information. Work day is on Feb. 9.

Kylie
Programs@ecoslo.org
Phone: 544-1777

San Luis Obispo

Cost: Free

Volunteers

ADOPT-A-PET EVENTS
February 9 (11am-4pm)

take place every Saturday. Cats and kittens are spayed or neutered, tested and vaccinated prior to adoption. A free vet examination is included.

Debra Holt
DebraHolt@AOL.COM
Phone: 549-9228
http://felinenetwork.org

PetCo
Madonna Plaza Shopping Center
SLO 93405

Cost: Adoption fees are $60 for one or $80 for two

Holiday events

CHOCOLATE AND WINE VALENTINE SERENADE
February 10 (5:30-9pm)

On Feb. 10 the 5Cities Homeless Coalition will host a Valentine's event. Attendees will enjoy chocolate and handcrafted desserts paired with Central Coast wines, while listening to the sounds of The Quiet Knights, joined by musical guests Rick Jarrett, Kimberly Ford, Steve McAndrew. Vocalist Gigi Senna will make a special musical appearance.

Liz Howland
Liz.Howland@5chc.org
Phone: 710-4330

Pismo Beach Veteran's Hall
680 Bello St.
Pismo Beach

Cost: $25

Special Events

ISRAELI FOLK DANCING
February 10 (7-8:15pm)

Israeli Folk Dancing CBD is happy to announce that Israeli Folk Dancing will take place Sunday evenings from 7-8:15pm. Dancing is great exercise for the body and the brain while the music and movement feeds the soul. We will start with simple dances, and everything will be taught, so no experience is necessary, nor do you need a partner. Just bring a bottle of water, your energy, and be ready for a good time.

Randy Harris
office@cbdslo.org
Phone: 544-0760
http://cbdslo.org

Congregation Beth David
10180 Los Osos Valley Rd.
San Luis Obispo

Cost: Free

Music

AN AFTERNOON OF GERMAN ART SONGS/BENEFIT CONCERT FOR ADULT SCHOOL ARTS SCHOLARSHIP
Pianist Louise King and soprano Katherine Arthur prepare for their Feb. 10 Adult School Benefit concert.
AN AFTERNOON OF GERMAN ART SONGS/BENEFIT CONCERT FOR ADULT SCHOOL ARTS SCHOLARSHIP
February 10 (3pm)

Soprano Katherine Arthur and pianist Louise King invite you to enjoy an afternoon concert of German Art Songs, featuring the works of Brahms, Schumann, and Wolf. The concert will be held on Feb. 10 at the Trinity United Methodist Church and will be followed by a reception. Advance tickets are $15 (call the Adult School at 549-1222) and $20 at the door. All proceeds will benefit the Adult School Arts Scholarship.

Adult School
gmhenkel@gmail.com
Phone: 549-1222
http://ae.slcusd.org

Trinity United Methodist Church
490 Los Osos Valley Rd.
Los Osos

CBD Concert Series  Mimi Blais at the French Cafe
Mimi Blais at the French Cafe
CBD Concert Series Mimi Blais at the French Cafe
February 10 (3pm - 5pm)

02/10/13 3-5PM Mimi Blais At The French Cafe Mimi is the Queen of Ragtime Piano. Not only is she a master of early Jazz, Blues, Ragtime, and pop music, but she is also a funny lady, like Victor Borge. First of three concerts. Purchase all three and attend a free concert September 4.

Jayne Behman
office@cbdslo.org
Phone: 805-544-0760
http://www.cbdslo.org

Congregation Beth David
10180 Los Osos Valley Road
San Luis Obispo 93401

Cost: $15.00

DULCIE TAYLOR BRINGS CAROLINA CHARM TO PASO
Dulcie Taylor
DULCIE TAYLOR BRINGS CAROLINA CHARM TO PASO
February 10 (1:00 - 4:00 pm)

Songwriters At Play presents Dulcie Taylor. Says Sing Out magazine, "She has a fine, flexible storyteller's style and a graceful voice with the flavor of her South Carolina roots”. She may be new to the Central Coast, but she's no newcomer to the stage, which she has shared with a long list of artists, including Bonnie Raitt, Jerry Lee Lewis, and Asleep at the Wheel.

Steve Key
stevekey57@gmail.com
Phone: 805-204-6821
http://www.songwritersatplay.com

Sculpterra Winery
5015 Linne Road
Paso Robles 93446

Cost: Free

Writers and Literature

BOOK GROUP DISCUSSION
Beethoven's Hair by Russell Martin
BOOK GROUP DISCUSSION
February 10 (1-3pm)

Coalesce Bookstore invites you to a book discussion on Feb. 10 in our Garden Chapel Beethoven’s Hair: An Extraordinary Historical Odyssey and a Scientific Mystery Solved by Russell Martin will be the book of discussion. Book Group Discussion: 1pm. The Book Group Discussion is part of Festival Mozaic: The Mysteries of Beethoven Music and Book series festivalmozaic.com.

Coalesce Bookstore
coalescebookstore@gmail.com
Phone: 772-2880
http://coalescebookstore.com

Coalesce Bookstore
845 Main St.
Morro Bay

The Outdoors

RANGER LED HIKES: RESERVOIR CANYON
February 10 (9am-1pm)

Please call Eco Slo for more information. Hike is on Feb. 10.

Kylie
Programs@ecoslo.org
Phone: 544-1777

San Luis Obispo

Cost: Free

Special Events

BLUE MASS
February 11 (Personnel will begin to gather in the plaza at 10am)

A Blue Mass honoring public safety personnel will be held on Feb. 11 at Mission San Luis Obispo and the Mission Plaza. Following the mass, a barbecue tri-tip lunch will be served and members of the community can personally thank the safety personnel in active service, and those who have retired.

Deacon Chuck Roeder
Phone: 781-8220 x32

751 Palm St. SLO

MIDDLE SCHOOL MATTERS AT SLO CLASSICAL ACADEMY
February 11 (9-11am)

SLO Classical Academy is hosting an event for all prospective middle schoolers! Come check out our campus, our programs and our people. Feb. 11.

Amy Calloway
acalloway@sloclassicalacademy.org
Phone: 548-8700

165 Grand Ave.
San Luis Obispo

Cost: Free

Music

SLO’S OWN TIM JACSON IN THE SPOTLIGHT
Tim Jackson
SLO’S OWN TIM JACSON IN THE SPOTLIGHT
February 11 (6:30-9:30 pm)

Songwriters At Play presents Central Coast native Tim Jackson. His musical style ranges from Americana to rock and soul. If you're a fan of Bruce Springsteen, John Mellencamp, Bob Dylan, or Van Morrison, you'll hear a lot of their influences in Tim's songs.

Steve Key
stevekey57@gmail.com
Phone: 805-204-6821
http://www.songwritersatplay.com

Upper Crust Trattoria
11560 Los Osos Valley Road
San Luis Obispo 93401

Cost: Free

Sports and Wellness

Ballroom Pismo Beach
Liliana Graham
Ballroom Pismo Beach
Lessons and Classes
February 11 (7:15pm)

Liliana Graham teaches ballroom dance classes every Monday at 7:15pm in a friendly and social environment. Ages 16 to 106, beginner to advanced are encouraged to come and learn Swing,Tango, Cha Cha, Waltz, Foxtrot, Rumba and More. No partner needed.

Liliana Graham
Liliana_Graham@yahoo.com
Phone: 805-748-4050
http://zumbapismobeach.blogspot.com/

Pismo Beach Veterans Hall
780 Bello St
Pismo Beach 93449

Cost: 5.00

Salsa Pismo Beach
LIliana Graham
Salsa Pismo Beach
Lessons and Classes
February 11 (8:15pm)

This high-energy class provides great exercise in a friendly and social environment. Ages 16 to 96, beginner to advanced are encouraged to come and learn Salsa, Cha Cha, Cumbia, Merengue, Rumba and Bachata. No partner needed.

Liliana Graham
Liliana_graham@yahoo.com
Phone: 805-748-4050
http://zumbapismobeach.blogspot.com/

Pismo Beach Veterans Hall
780 Bello St
Pismo Beach 93449

Cost: 5.00

Sports and Wellness

INDOOR CYCLING
INDOOR CYCLING
February 12 (6:30pm)

Cycling targets a wide variety of abilities, fitness levels and goals. You control the resistance and thus the intensity of the workout.Class meets: 1/8-4/16 Tu 6:30-7:30p $42,Class meets: 1/10-4/18 Th 6:30-7:30p $42.

San Luis Coastal Adult School
sconrad@slcusd.org
Phone: 805-549-1222
http://ae.slcusd.org

Morro Bay High School
235 Atascadero Rd.
Morro Bay 93442

Cost: 42.00

Lectures and Learning

HRCC FEBRUARY PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT MEETING
Clubs, Meetings, and Discussion Groups
February 12 (11:30 AM- 1:00 PM)

In February, the Human Resources Association of the Central Coast (HRCC) is proud to present Michael Sloan, attorney at Kirk and Simas. The February Professional Development Meeting will take place on Tuesday, February 12, from 11:30 am to 1:00 pm, at the Madonna Inn. RSVP at www.HRACC.net by February 8 at noon. Lunch will include Chicken Caesar Salad or Salad with Avocado (vegetarian) and Chocolate Cream Pie (gluten-free pasta is also an option).

Carrie Koble
carriek@cannoncorp.us
Phone: 805-503-4556

Madonna Inn
100 Madonna Rd
San Luis Obispo 93405

Cost: $30.00

Fundraisers

KIWANIS BINGO NIGHT
KIWANIS BINGO NIGHT
February 12 (5:30 PM)

On the 2nd Tuesday of each month the Bay-Osos Kiwanis Club sponsors BINGO Night at the Community Center in Los Osos. Bring your friends, have dinner at our Snack Bar, and enjoy a rollicking game of BINGO. The bigger the crowd, the bigger the pay out. There will be door pizes and a $50 jackpot game closes the evening. The Snack Bar opens at 5:30 pm, BINGO at 6:00 pm. Proceeds to support the Kiwanis Club of Bay-Osos Foundation's mission of serving the Children of the World

Cheri Grimm
cgrimm8454@aol.com
Phone: (805) 528-1360

South Bay Community Center
2180 Palisades Ave.
Los Osos 93402

Cost: $20

MARDI GRAS PARTY SCHOLARSHIP FUNDRAISER
February 12 (6-9pm)

The Atascadero branch of the American Assoication of University Women is having a Mardi Gras party and education fundraiser from 6-9pm on Feb. 12 in the DiVine and Ambrosia Rooms of the Carlton Hotel. Tickets are $55 each for a traditional New Orleans dinner, wine, entertainment, and a silent auction of goods and services. For tickets, contact event coordinator Linda Zirk at: 460-0400.

Linda Zirk
linda@moversandminers.com
Phone: 460-0400

6005 El Camino Real
Atascadero

PANCAKE SUPPER: MARDI GRAS IN THE PROTESTANT TRADITION
February 12 (5:30 PM to 7:00 PM)

Enjoy Mardi Gras decorations and beads while you down pancakes, sausage, apple sauce. Take home beads and a golden (chocolate-filled) coin. Feb. 12.

Bill Morley
mtraleyg@gmail.com
Phone: 528-8185
http://stpetersmorrobay.org

St. Peter's Episcopal Church
545 Shasta Ave.
Morro Bay

Cost: Adults $6, children under 12 $3

Special Events

Taize Prayer Service
February 13 (7:00pm)

Taize Prayer Service Ash Wednesday, February 13, 2013 7:00-8:00pm Begin your Lenten Journey with a time of Healing, Reflection and Prayer

Leslie Cotham
office@sloucc.net
Phone: 805-544-1373

United Church Of Christ Congregational of San Luis Obispo
11245 Los Osos Valley Rd
San Luis Obispo 93405

Cost: FREE

Music

BLUES MASTERS JAM SESSION
Blues Masters Jam Session
BLUES MASTERS JAM SESSION
February 13 (6:30-9:30pm)

Every Wednesday Night Hosted by Craig Louis Dingman of Code Blues

Charlie
charlesbrunetti@att.net
Phone: 773-8300
http://shellcafepismo.com

Blues Masters Jam Session
1351 Price St.
Pismo Beach 93449

Kid Stuff

CLASSIC STORY HOUR
February 13 (9:30-10:30am)

So much more than story hour! All pre-k kids are invited to our classic story hour, held Feb. 13 from 9:30-10:30am held in the library at the SLO Classical Academy. Activities are literature based, but go way beyond listening to a story.

Amy Calloway
acalloway@sloclassicalacademy.org
Phone: 548-8700

SLO Classical Academy
165 Grand Ave.
San Luis Obispo

Cost: Free

Lectures and Learning

SHIFT DISCUSSIONS TO TAKE PLACE IN SANTA MARGARITA
February 13 (6:30 p.m.)

Global Alliance for Balance and Healing is offering a free Community Outreach program entitled “Shift Discussions” on Wednesday, February 13 at 6:30pm. “Shift Discussions" will be facilitated by Wendy McKenna, Holistic Healer and Founder of Global Alliance and Elizabeth Sullivan, Energy Healer and Volunteer Administrator of Global Alliance, and will table for discussion current global events and their correlation to humanity's evolution and consciousness.

Elizabeth Sullivan
Elizabeth @globalalliance.wa
Phone: (805) 438-4347

Global Alliance Center
22720 El Camino Real, Suite C
Santa Margarita 93453

Cost: Free

NORTH COUNTY MULTIFLORA GARDEN CLUB MEETING
Clubs, Meetings, and Discussion Groups
February 13 (1pm)

North County Multiflora Garden Club will meet on Feb. 13 at 1pm. Nancy Rice from Bay Laurel Nursery will give pointers on how to pick, plant, and grow bare root plants for our area. The meeting will be held at the Paso Robles Community Church.

Dee Kemp
garykemp@sprintmail.com
Phone: 238-5888

2706 Spring St.
Paso Robles

Holiday events

COMFORTABLY FUN VALENTINE'S DAY
Comfortably Fun Valentine's Day
COMFORTABLY FUN VALENTINE'S DAY
February 14 (7pm-10pm)

Two seatings, live music with Nataly Lola, great food and a nice night! $45per couple includes: - Cheese Platter for 2 with a selection of cheeses and fruit served with our housemade breads - Choice of dessert for two - Deluxe Brownie Sundae with Berry Compote and Doc Burnstein's Ice Cream OR Chocolate Ganache S'mores Tart - Two Pomegranate Champagne Cocktails More info online at: http://www.eventbrite.com/event/5086028448#

Manager
info@gatherwinebar.com
Phone: 805-474-4771
http://gatherwinebar.com

Gather Wine Bar
122 East Branch Street
Arroyo Grande 93420

Cupcakes and Wine
Cupcakes and Wine
February 14 (2pm - close )

Come enjoy our Valentines Day Special! This Thursday we will pair 3 gourmet cupcakes with 3 delicious local wines!

Events
wineshedslo@gmail.com
Phone: 8055439463
http://www.facebook.com/wineshed

Wine Shed
3590 Broad Street
San Luis Obispo 93401

Cost: $14

Special Events

HEARTS FOR HEARTS
February 14 (5:30-7pm)

The Edge Fitness Studio in Pismo Beach recognizes Heart Fitness Month by hosting a special dance jam with donations benefitting children with congenital heart issues at Lucille Packard Children's Hospital at Standford. Feb. 14 from 5:30-7pm.

Suzanne Smith
info@theedgefitnessstudio.com
Phone: 773-4151
http://theedgefitnessstudio.com

The Edge
271 Five Cities Dr.
Pismo Beach , CA

Cost: $10 donation at the door

San Francisco Giants World Series Trophy Tour
Trophy Tour Coming to Downtown SLO!!!
San Francisco Giants World Series Trophy Tour
February 14 (6 - 8 PM)

The 2012 and 2010 Giants World Series trophies are coming to town! Viewing and photo opportunities are available!

Sarah Ragan
sarah@downtownslo.com
Phone: 805-541-0286
http://www.downtownslo.com

Thursday Night Farmers' Market at in the Davidson's Building
669 Higuera Street
San Luis Obispo 93401

Sweethearts Night at Farmers' Market
February 14 (6 - 8:30 PM)

Come celebrate with the one you love at Farmers' Market. Flowers, harpist & special treats on Garden Street.

Diana Cotta
Diana@Downtownslo.com
Phone: (805)541-0268
http://www.downtownslo.com

Farmers' Market
1108 Garden Street
San Luis Obispo 93401

Cost: free

Music

WHAT A SWEETHEART! JIMMY TOWNSEND FEATURED
Jimmy & Sally
WHAT A SWEETHEART! JIMMY TOWNSEND FEATURED
February 14 (6:30 - 9:30 pm)

Songwriters At Play features Jimmy Townsend (aka Screaming Jimmy) –longtime host of the blues jams at the SLO Down Pub and versatile bandleader of blues, rock, folk and jazz ensembles. He'll have lots of love songs for Valentine’s Day. Special guests include Gary Foshee, and Brad Kyle of the Dr. Danger band.

Steve Key
stevekey57@gmail.com
Phone: 805-204-6821
http://www.songwritersatplay.com

SLO Down Pub
1200 East Grand Ave.
Arroyo Grande 93420

Kid Stuff

SMART STUDIO'S KIDS' CLASS
Smart Studio's Kids' Class
SMART STUDIO'S KIDS' CLASS
Create and Learn
February 14 (3:00-4:30pm)

This class will feature reusable materials to create a seasonal art piece, math project, science experiment, or natural history piece . Projects are prepared and modified with elementary students in mind. Space in this program is limited, so please sign up in advance. www.smartstudioslo.com/calendar.html

Terri
smartstudioslo@gmail.com
Phone: 805-904-5229
http://www.smartstudioslo.com

SmART Studio
3591 Sacramento #104
San Luis Obispo 93401

Cost: $11 per session

Sports and Wellness

INDOOR CYCLING
INDOOR CYCLING
February 14 (6:30pm)

Cycling targets a wide variety of abilities, fitness levels and goals. You control the resistance and thus the intensity of the workout.Class meets: 1/8-4/16 Tu 6:30-7:30p $42,Class meets: 1/10-4/18 Th 6:30-7:30p $42.

San Luis Coastal Adult School
sconrad@slcusd.org
Phone: 805-549-1222
http://ae.slcusd.org

Morro Bay High School
235 Atascadero Rd.
Morro Bay 93442

Cost: 42.00

Lectures and Learning

PUNCTURE MY HEART: FALLING IN LOVE (OR OUT) WITH ACUPUNCTURE SUPPORT
Jacqueline Anaya, L.Ac.
PUNCTURE MY HEART: FALLING IN LOVE (OR OUT) WITH ACUPUNCTURE SUPPORT
Clubs, Meetings, and Discussion Groups
February 14 (6pm)

Explore acupuncture and herbal treatments to support the process of falling in love, or recovering from love lost. Join our "Traditional Chinese Medicine in a Modern World" lecture series. All welcome, enjoy free herbal tea, ear acupuncture, and thereafter put your knowledge to use with healing whole foods at the farmers market. Feb. 14.

Jacqueline Anaya
jacqueline@anayaacupuncture.com
Phone: 310-904-8191
http://anayaacupuncture.com

Treat Paine Acupuncture and Herbal Medicine
1264 Higuera St., #102
San Luis Obispo

Cost: Free

Fundraisers

Valentine Swing Dance
February 14 (6-9 pm)

The popular annual Valentine’s Swing Dance will once again be hosted by the Grover Beach Community Library on Thursday, February 14, 2013, at the Grover City Grange Hall, 370 So.13th Street, Grover Beach, from 6 to 9 pm. This gala event will feature a gourmet barbecued hamburger dinner with all of the trimmings and a root beer float for dessert; wine and beer will be available. Vegetarian hamburgers will be available. The local, popular Jimmy Enos band will play a mixture of swing and soft rock for listening and dancing pleasure. Library Board President, Nan Fowler, said, “This is our annual fund raising event which helps us with the library operation; and you know, we all have such a good time with friends and meeting new people at the dance; we sold out last year so I suggest you order your tickets soon.” Proceeds go towards the annual cost of operation of the library: rent, utilities, supplies and maintenance. The library, located at 240 N. 9th Street, Grover Beach, is a non profit, free library operated by volunteers and private donations. For tickets at $20 per person or donations, call Carol, 473-3457.

Richard Roberts
ukeroberts@gmail.com
Phone: 473-3457

Grover City Grange
370 s 13th St
Grover Beach, CA 93433

Cost: $20 per person

Special Events

SLO Ambassador : Meet the Candidates
SLO Ambassador : Meet the Candidates
February 15 (6pm - 8pm )

Who will be the First SLO Ambassador? Meet the candidates and Make Your Vote Count! Join us at Mother's Tavern on Friday, February 15th from 6 - 8pm and enjoy food and drink specials, watch video screenings of contestant entries and have the opportunity to meet with the candidates. For details, and to rsvp: www.motherstavern.com/calendar

Events
events@motherstavern.com
Phone: 8055418733
http://www.motherstavern.com

Mother's Tavern
725 Higuera Street
San Luis Obispo 93401

Cost: FREE

Music

FIRESIDE CONCERT AT PEAR VALLEY
February 15 (5:30 - 8:30 pm)

Choose Pear Valley for your post-Valentine's Day date! Paso Robles local Erin Montgomery will be here to delight you with her soulful sound. We'll have a fire in the fireplace so just bring your friends and some snacks and relax with some Pear Valley wine, available by the glass or bottle. The concert is complimentary.

Events
info@pearvalley.com
Phone: 805-237-2861
http://www.pearvalley.com

Pear Valley Estate Wine
4900 Union Road
Paso Robles 93446

Cost: Complimentary

SHARE THE LOVE COFFEEHOUSE CONCERT
February 15 (7:00pm)

Friday, February 15, at 7pm, come enjoy a benefit concert by Bay area award-winning singer/songwriter Bobby Jo Valentine, at the Atascadero United Methodist Church (proceeds to go towards youth service project rehabilitating Native American homes.) Tickets are $15, and Joebella coffee, delectable desserts and professional childcare all will be available.

Jeremy Wells
jeremy@atascaderoumc.org
Phone: 466-2566
http://https://atascaderoumc.org/sharetheloveconcert/

Atascadero United Methodist Church
11605 El Camino Real
Atascadero 93422

Cost: $15

Art

JOE SCHWARTZ RECEPTION
Atascadero galleries feature Schwartz
JOE SCHWARTZ RECEPTION
Openings and Receptions
February 15 (5 to 7:30 p.m.)

Envisions Gallery at 5975 Traffic Way and Olive Tree Fine Arts at 5850 Traffic Way will show the art of iconic folk photographer, Joe Schwartz from 5 to 7:30 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 15. Envisions will have Schwartz scholar Dr. Harvey Levenson of Cal Poly speaking and the live music of singer Liam Daley of Atascadero accompanied by pianist Nancy Koren, also of Atascadero. For more information, call Envisions at 466-5850 or Olive Tree at 461-5600.

Paula McCambridge
paula@envisionsgallery.com
Phone: 805-466-5850

Envisions Gallery
5975 Traffic Way
Atascadero 93422

Cost: No charge

Kid Stuff

PERSPECTIVE (DRAWING)
Create and Learn
February 15 (3:30 - 5:00PM)

Feb. 15 Make your drawings the correct size in your picture by taking simple boxes and a couple of dots for success.

kim Snyder
kim@kimsnyderart.com
Phone: 805-450-3148
http://www.studiosonthepark.org/education/youth.php

Studios on the Park
1130 Pine Street
Paso Robles 93446

Cost: $25/includes materials