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SLO GRANGE FARMERS MARKET
This farmers market is held every Tuesday in the Grange parking lot from
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.
Cost: $5/hour per person
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
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.
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.
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!
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
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.
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
Cost: $25 per couple and $10 for each additional child of same Family
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.
Cost: $50 suggested donation
Valentines Day Dinner
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.
Cost: $90 members, $110 non- members
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.
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!
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
Cost: $15 in adv. $18 at door
Writers and Literature
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
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.
Cost: $40 members / $50 non-members
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
SLO STEWARD'S WORKDAY: IRISH HILLS
February 9 (9am-noon)
Please call ECO SLO for more information. Work day is on Feb. 9.
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.
Cost: Adoption fees are $60 for one or $80 for two
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