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March 2 - March 9

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. Ongoing.

Aaron Metchik
act@actorsedge.com
Phone: 323-488-9388
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

SAN LUIS OBISPO DOWNTOWN FARMERS MARKET
(6-9pm)

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.

Downtown Association
Phone: 541-0286
http://dowtownslo.com

Farmers' Market
Higuera St.
SLO

Cost: Free

Special Events

YOUR LIFE STARRING YOU
Pam Rohr-Author-Teacher-Professional Certified Life Coach-Missionary
YOUR LIFE STARRING YOU
March 2 (9am-1pm)

Nouveau Life Coaching's one-day workshop for women. Participants will be given an overview of important key areas on a “Life Wheel,” learn to develop a life purpose statement, and will generate smart goals in order to reach their defined purpose. Women will explore their special gifts, endowed by their Creator, and will work individually and in a small group to uncover the unique and specially designed masterpiece they really are. March 2.

Lisa Cassaro
lcassaro@yahoo.com
Phone: 478-3773
http://nouveaulifecoaching.com

The Conference Center at Marian Extended Care
1530 Cypress Way
Santa Maria

Cost: $25

Stage

<em>THE 25TH ANNUAL PUTNAM COUNTY SPELLING BEE </em>
THE 25TH ANNUAL PUTNAM COUNTY SPELLING BEE
THE 25TH ANNUAL PUTNAM COUNTY SPELLING BEE
March 2 (8:00PM)

Six young people in the throes of puberty, overseen by grown-ups who barely managed to escape childhood themselves, learn that winning isn't everything and that losing doesn't necessarily make you a loser. The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee chronicles the overachievers' angst of six precocious adolescents. The show's Tony Award-winning creative team has created the unlikeliest of hit musicals about the unlikeliest of heroes: a quirky yet charming cast of outsiders for whom a spelling bee

Kelrik Productions
kelrikprods@aol.com
Phone: 805 543 PLAY
http://www.kelrikproductions.com

UNITY
1490 Southwood Drive
San Luis Obispo 93401

Cost: $20

Music

CUESTA COLLEGE ACOUSTIC GUITAR
March 2 (7:30pm)

On March 2 at 7:30pm, come to Cuesta College for a lovely evening of solo acoustic guitar.

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

Cuesta College CPAC
Highway 1
San Luis Obispo

SLO BLUES SOCIETY WELCOMES ROD PIAZZA AND THE MIGHTY FLYERS
March 2 (8pm)

The San Luis Obispo Blues Society welcomes Rod Piazza and the Mighty Flyers on March 2. The Cinders open.

SLO Blues Society
sloblues@kcbx.net
Phone: 541-7930
http://sloblues.org

SLO Vets Hall
801 Grand Ave.
San Luis Obispo

Cost: $17 members, $20 general public

Art

SHADES OF GREEN
Waterfront Home
SHADES OF GREEN
Openings and Receptions
March 2 (12 PM to 4 PM)

Shades of Green is the title for the new show opening at the Art Center Morro Bay on Thursday, February 21 and running through Monday, April 1. Featured artists Diane Henderson and Ray Atzet present acrylic and watercolor paintings around a theme. A reception for the artists that is open to the public will take place Sunday, February 24 from 2 to 4 PM. Art Center Morro Bay is at 835 Main Street in Morro Bay. For more information call 772-2504.

Ruth Ann Angus
candidcow@att,net
Phone: 805-772-2504
http://www.artcentermorrobay.com

Morro Bay Art Center
835 Main Street
Morro Bay 93442

Cost: Free

NANCY KOREN'S CALL TO THE WILD
Sunshine the red-tailed hawk will be at Envisions Gallery in Atascadero to support artist Nancy Koren's reception.
NANCY KOREN'S CALL TO THE WILD
Openings and Receptions
March 2 (3pm)

Nancy Koren's art spans 50 years of creation and will be featured at Envisions Gallery on March 2.

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

Envisions Gallery
5975 Traffic Way
Atascadero

Cost: Free

Kid Stuff

HAPPY TIME PRESCHOOL RUMMAGE SALE
Special Events
March 2 (8am)

Happy Time Preschool Annual Rummage Sale. Sat, 3/2 from 8am to Noon. 1091 Bello St. @ Wadsworth in PISMO BEACH.

Marissa
marissairelin@gmail.com
Phone: 805-773-2095

HAPPY TIME PRESCHOOL
1091 BELLO ST.
PISMO BEACH 93449

The Outdoors

COUNTY WORKDAYS: SANTA MARGARITA
March 2 (9am-noon)

Please call ECO SLO for more information. Work day is on March 2.

Kylie
Programs@ecoslo.org
Phone: 544-1777

Santa Margarita Lake
Santa Margarita

Cost: Free

Lectures and Learning

COMPASSIONATE COMMUNICATION WORKSHOP
March 2 (10am-4:30pm )

A fun and interactive workshop where you learn to experience deeper connection with family, friends, co-workers, and yourself. March 2.

Alicia Nowicki
alicianowicki@gmail.com
Phone: (805) 434-1704
http://www.CommunicationFromTheHeart.com

Equity Reach
107 Nelson St.
Arroyo Grande 93420

Cost: $60, call for discounts

Fundraisers

CASINO NIGHT
March 2 (6-10pm)

The Rotary Club of San Luis Obispo Daybreak invites the community to join them for a good cause at their "Fun-As-Hell Casino Night" on March 2. There will be gaming, a Santa Maria-style barbecue, silent auction, fifty-fifty raffle, and a roving "prize patrol." Live music and dancing will also be included in the fun. Proceeds benefit the Rotary's Community Grants Program. No tickets will be sold at the door. Get them at The Sanctuary Tobacco Shop, Obispo Wealth Management, Owen's Music, and San Luis Obispo Downtown Shell.

David Nilsen
robin@dudlycommunications.com
Phone: 541-6500

Elks Lodge
222 Elks Ln.
San Luis Obispo , CA

Cost: $50 per person

Volunteers

ADOPT-A-PET EVENTS
March 2 (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

Music

UKULELE STRUMMERS
March 3 (2pm for beginners, 3pm for intermediates)

We meet 1st Sunday of Month. Join the Groovy Grover Strummers for a strummin' good time! Next meeting is on March 3.

Linda
lindirose2@yahoo.com
Phone: 710-4428

Groovy Grover Strummers
555 13th St.
Grover Beach

Cost: Free

Karaoke Night
Karaoke Night
March 3 (10pm)

Be the star for the night! Take the stage and belt out all of your favorites! Mother's Tavern hosts Karaoke every Sunday and Monday night from 10pm. This party is unlike any other, and always promises to be a great time full of your favorite songs and great dancing! Read more here: http://events.sanluisobispo.com/san_luis_obispo_ca/events/show/308343527-karaoke-night#storylink=cpy

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

Mother's Tavern
725 Higuera Street
San Luis Obispo 93401

Cost: free

CHAMBER PLAYERS OF THE SLO YOUTH SYMPHONY
CHAMBER PLAYERS OF THE SLO YOUTH SYMPHONY
March 3 (2pm)

Exceptionally talented musicians from the San Luis Obispo Youth Symphony will be performing chamber works on March 3.

Rebecca Sloan
rlsloan@att.net
Phone: 786-4331
http://uuslo.org

Unitarian Universalist Fellowship
2201 Lawton Ave.
San Luis Obispo

Cost: $20 for general admission and $5 for students. Under 12 is free

Art

SHADES OF GREEN
Waterfront Home
SHADES OF GREEN
Openings and Receptions
March 3 (12 PM to 4 PM)

Shades of Green is the title for the new show opening at the Art Center Morro Bay on Thursday, February 21 and running through Monday, April 1. Featured artists Diane Henderson and Ray Atzet present acrylic and watercolor paintings around a theme. A reception for the artists that is open to the public will take place Sunday, February 24 from 2 to 4 PM. Art Center Morro Bay is at 835 Main Street in Morro Bay. For more information call 772-2504.

Ruth Ann Angus
candidcow@att,net
Phone: 805-772-2504
http://www.artcentermorrobay.com

Morro Bay Art Center
835 Main Street
Morro Bay 93442

Cost: Free

Fundraisers

Empty Bowls
Empty Bowls
March 3 (6:00pm)

An interactive event on Hunger & Homelessness in SLO County and beyond. Proceeds will be donated to the SLO Food Bank.

Sarah
ssfernan@calpoly.edu
Phone: 805-756-5651

Sierra Madre Hall
1 Grand Avenue
San Luis Obispo, CA 93410

Cost: $5 and a non perishable food item

Support Groups

SUNDAY SOCIAL
March 3 (Noon)

Join the Atheists Undited for food, fun, and conversation.

Martin Williams
atheistsunited.slo@gmail.com
Phone: 295-8775
http://meetup.com/San-Luis-Obispo-Atheists/events/100247402

Jaffa Cafe
206 East Branch St.
Arroyo Grande

Cost: Free

Special Events

OPEN MIC
March 4 (7-9pm)

Family Friendly, all ages. 5 minute routines. No comedy or electric instruments. More info at our Facebook page. No phone calls please. March 4.

Klondike Pizza
http://facebook.com/pages/Klondike-Pizza/128848023793685?ref=hl

Klondike Pizza
104 Bridge St.
Arroyo Grande

Music

Karaoke Night
Karaoke Night
March 4 (10pm)

Be the star for the night! Take the stage and belt out all of your favorites! Mother's Tavern hosts Karaoke every Sunday and Monday night from 10pm. This party is unlike any other, and always promises to be a great time full of your favorite songs and great dancing! Read more here: http://events.sanluisobispo.com/san_luis_obispo_ca/events/show/308343527-karaoke-night#storylink=cpy

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

Mother's Tavern
725 Higuera Street
San Luis Obispo 93401

Cost: free

Art

ALMOND COUNTRY QUILTERS GUILD MEETING
Meetings and Associations
March 4 (6:30pm)

Members will sell no longer needed items, including fabric and sewing supplies, at our annual "Trash to Treasures" sale on March 4.

Jenny Phipps
jphipps78@gmail.com
Phone: 461-1266
http://almondcountryquilters.org

Trinity Lutheran Church
940 Creston Rd.
Paso Robles

Cost: Free

SHADES OF GREEN
Waterfront Home
SHADES OF GREEN
Openings and Receptions
March 4 (12 PM to 4 PM)

Shades of Green is the title for the new show opening at the Art Center Morro Bay on Thursday, February 21 and running through Monday, April 1. Featured artists Diane Henderson and Ray Atzet present acrylic and watercolor paintings around a theme. A reception for the artists that is open to the public will take place Sunday, February 24 from 2 to 4 PM. Art Center Morro Bay is at 835 Main Street in Morro Bay. For more information call 772-2504.

Ruth Ann Angus
candidcow@att,net
Phone: 805-772-2504
http://www.artcentermorrobay.com

Morro Bay Art Center
835 Main Street
Morro Bay 93442

Cost: Free

Sports and Wellness

Ballroom Pismo Beach
Liliana Graham
Ballroom Pismo Beach
Lessons and Classes
March 4 (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
March 4 (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

Lectures and Learning

FOR THE LOVE OF SAN LUIS OBISPO
FOR THE LOVE OF SAN LUIS OBISPO
March 4

World renowned author will share his experiences in other cities and inspire us to be more "in love" with SLO.

James David
jdavid@slocity.org
Phone: (805) 781-7576

City-County Library
995 Palm Street
San Luis Obispo 93401

Cost: FREE

Special Events

END THE SILENCE
March 5 (7pm)

Mission San Luis Obispo Social Justice presents End The Silence, a program about mental illness being presented in local high schools. Learn about local resources and ways to help a loved one or a friend with a mental illness. March 5.

Madeleine Johnson
mmjhnson@att.net
Phone: 544-2086

Serra Room, Mission San Luis Obispo
751 Palm St.
SLO , CA

Cost: Free

Art

SHADES OF GREEN
Waterfront Home
SHADES OF GREEN
Openings and Receptions
March 5 (12 PM to 4 PM)

Shades of Green is the title for the new show opening at the Art Center Morro Bay on Thursday, February 21 and running through Monday, April 1. Featured artists Diane Henderson and Ray Atzet present acrylic and watercolor paintings around a theme. A reception for the artists that is open to the public will take place Sunday, February 24 from 2 to 4 PM. Art Center Morro Bay is at 835 Main Street in Morro Bay. For more information call 772-2504.

Ruth Ann Angus
candidcow@att,net
Phone: 805-772-2504
http://www.artcentermorrobay.com

Morro Bay Art Center
835 Main Street
Morro Bay 93442

Cost: Free

Sports and Wellness

INDOOR CYCLING
INDOOR CYCLING
March 5 (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

Bachata SLO
Liliana Graham
Bachata SLO
Lessons and Classes
March 5 (8:00pm)

Bachata is an emotionally expressive way to escape from the trials of everyday life as you meld with the spirit of the Caribbean. Bachata drawing inspiration from the Spanish bolero and later salsa and merengue. Quote from the Los Angeles Times “Bachata dance is a phenomenon that “has exploded at local clubs” Don’t miss out on learning this incredible dance. This high-energy class provides great exercise in a friendly and social environment. Ages 16 to 96 are encouraged to come. 1st and 2nd Tue

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

San Luis Obispo Vet's Hall
801 Grand Ave
San Luis Obispo 93401

Cost: 5.00

Writers and Literature

ANOTHER TYPE OF GROOVE: SPOKEN WORD POETRY
Poetry
March 6 (7:30 pm)

Celebrate spoken word poetry & open mic for Women’s HERtory Month w/Judy Holiday on Wed, Mar. 6, at Chumash Auditorium.

Jose Beltran
mcc@calpoly.edu
Phone: 805.756.1405

Cal Poly - Chumash Auditorium
1 Grand Ave, Bldg 65
San Luis Obispo 93407

Cost: Free

Art

SHADES OF GREEN
Waterfront Home
SHADES OF GREEN
Openings and Receptions
March 6 (12 PM to 4 PM)

Shades of Green is the title for the new show opening at the Art Center Morro Bay on Thursday, February 21 and running through Monday, April 1. Featured artists Diane Henderson and Ray Atzet present acrylic and watercolor paintings around a theme. A reception for the artists that is open to the public will take place Sunday, February 24 from 2 to 4 PM. Art Center Morro Bay is at 835 Main Street in Morro Bay. For more information call 772-2504.

Ruth Ann Angus
candidcow@att,net
Phone: 805-772-2504
http://www.artcentermorrobay.com

Morro Bay Art Center
835 Main Street
Morro Bay 93442

Cost: Free

Fundraisers

SPAGHETTI DINNER AND SONG FEST
March 6 (5:30- 7:00pm)

Join us for a spaghetti dinner and the live music of The Low Expectations Hillbilly Band.

Kerry L. Bates
ebumcmb@yahoo.com
Phone: 805 772 7644
http://morrobayumc.org

Spaghetti Dinner & Song Fest
3000 Hemlock Ave
Morro Bay 93442

Cost: Adults $10, Age 4-14 $5

Music

CAL POLY INSTRUMENTAL STUDENT RECITAL
March 7 (11am)

Join the talented students of Cal Poly for their recital. March 7.

Cal Poly Music Department
music@calpoly.edu
Phone: 756-2406
http://music.calpoly.edu/calendar/

Cal Poly Davidson Music Center Room 218
Cal Poly
San Luis Obispo

Cost: Free

FILM FESTIVAL PRESENTS SONGWRITERS AT PLAY
Ted Waterhouse March 7
FILM FESTIVAL PRESENTS SONGWRITERS AT PLAY
March 7 (9-11pm)

Songwriters At Play, in conjunction with the San Luis Obispo International Film Festival, will present free music showcases at Alegria Wine and Ware (right around the corner from the Palm Theater) on Thursday and Friday of the festival. On Thursday, Bob and Wendy will kick it off at 9pm, followed by Craig Louis Dingman, Ted Waterhouse, and the duo Jane and Michael Banks. Come for the films, then enjoy our music with wine and appetizers.March 7-8.

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

Alegria Wine and Ware
942 Chorro St.
San Luis Obispo

Cost: Free

Art

SHADES OF GREEN
Waterfront Home
SHADES OF GREEN
Openings and Receptions
March 7 (12 PM to 4 PM)

Shades of Green is the title for the new show opening at the Art Center Morro Bay on Thursday, February 21 and running through Monday, April 1. Featured artists Diane Henderson and Ray Atzet present acrylic and watercolor paintings around a theme. A reception for the artists that is open to the public will take place Sunday, February 24 from 2 to 4 PM. Art Center Morro Bay is at 835 Main Street in Morro Bay. For more information call 772-2504.

Ruth Ann Angus
candidcow@att,net
Phone: 805-772-2504
http://www.artcentermorrobay.com

Morro Bay Art Center
835 Main Street
Morro Bay 93442

Cost: Free

Kid Stuff

SMART STUDIO'S KIDS' CLASS
Smart Studio's Kids' Class
SMART STUDIO'S KIDS' CLASS
Create and Learn
March 7 (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
March 7 (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

THE DATA STUDIO PRESENTS WORKING WITH DATA AT ITS SOURCE WITH RON NAKAO
THE DATA STUDIO PRESENTS WORKING WITH DATA AT ITS SOURCE WITH RON NAKAO
March 7 (11am)

Stanford University's Ron Nakao will present on March 7 in Kennedy Library Data Studio room 111C.

Jeanine Scaramozzino
jscaramo@calpoly.edu
Phone: 756-5677
http://libguides.calpoly.edu/datastudio

Robert E. Kennedy Library
Cal Poly
San Luis Obispo

Cost: Free

WOMEN'S HEALTH AND CHINESE MEDICINE: TREAT PMS, PAINFUL PERIODS & MENSTRUAL IRREGULARITIES NATURALLY
Ann-Marie RAdecki, L.Ac.
WOMEN'S HEALTH AND CHINESE MEDICINE: TREAT PMS, PAINFUL PERIODS & MENSTRUAL IRREGULARITIES NATURALLY
Clubs, Meetings, and Discussion Groups
March 7 (6pm)

Explore healing women's health concerns using acupuncture and herbal medicine to naturally address PMS, painful periods, and menstrual irregularities. Join our "Traditional Chinese Medicine in a Modern World" lecture series. All are welcome, enjoy free herbal tea, and ear acupuncture. March 7.

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

1264 Higuera St. #102
San Luis Obispo

Cost: Free

Fundraisers

CASA'S GIRLS NIGHT OUT PRESENTED BY MEATHEAD MOVERS
March 7 (6pm)

A cocktail party no gal should miss! Enjoy tapas, a no-host bar, dancing, and fabulous raffles. Best of all, tuxedoed Meathead Movers will be on hand to lavish attention on our guests at the gorgeous San Luis Obispo Country Club. Sponsored by: Meathead Movers, San Luis Obispo Country Club, and Bloom 'N Grow. March 7.

Cathy Orton
staff@slocasa.org
Phone: 541-6542
http://slocasa.org

San Luis Obispo Country Club
255 Country Club Drive
San Luis Obispo

Cost: $60

Stage

<em>THE 25TH ANNUAL PUTNAM COUNTY SPELLING BEE </em>
THE 25TH ANNUAL PUTNAM COUNTY SPELLING BEE
THE 25TH ANNUAL PUTNAM COUNTY SPELLING BEE
March 8 (8:00PM)

Six young people in the throes of puberty, overseen by grown-ups who barely managed to escape childhood themselves, learn that winning isn't everything and that losing doesn't necessarily make you a loser. The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee chronicles the overachievers' angst of six precocious adolescents. The show's Tony Award-winning creative team has created the unlikeliest of hit musicals about the unlikeliest of heroes: a quirky yet charming cast of outsiders for whom a spelling bee

Kelrik Productions
kelrikprods@aol.com
Phone: 805 543 PLAY
http://www.kelrikproductions.com

UNITY
1490 Southwood Drive
San Luis Obispo 93401

Cost: $20

Art

MORRO BAY EMBARCADERO ART WALK
Galleries
March 8 (5-8pm)

Spend an enjoyable evening along the waterfront. Converse with many talented local artists about their fine art, jewelry, crafts, and more. Listen to local guitarist, Mike Swanberg. Enjoy refreshments provided by participating galleries and shops. March 8.

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

Gallery at Marina Square
601 Embarcadero
Morro Bay

Cost: Free

SHADES OF GREEN
Waterfront Home
SHADES OF GREEN
Openings and Receptions
March 8 (12 PM to 4 PM)

Shades of Green is the title for the new show opening at the Art Center Morro Bay on Thursday, February 21 and running through Monday, April 1. Featured artists Diane Henderson and Ray Atzet present acrylic and watercolor paintings around a theme. A reception for the artists that is open to the public will take place Sunday, February 24 from 2 to 4 PM. Art Center Morro Bay is at 835 Main Street in Morro Bay. For more information call 772-2504.

Ruth Ann Angus
candidcow@att,net
Phone: 805-772-2504
http://www.artcentermorrobay.com

Morro Bay Art Center
835 Main Street
Morro Bay 93442

Cost: Free

Special Events

SATURDAY AT THE GARDEN: GOPHERS, VOLES, AND MOLES...OH MY!
SATURDAY AT THE GARDEN: GOPHERS, VOLES, AND MOLES...OH MY!
March 9 (1-3pm)

Are your plants disappearing in the night? Little mounds popping up in your garden and you don’t know what to do? Don’t worry, we’ve got an expert! County Farm Adviser Tamara Kleeman will help identify and problem solve your pest issues. Workshop will be followed by a 2pm, docent led tour of the gardens. March 9.

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

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

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

SLO CRAFT BEER FESTIVAL
SLO CRAFT BEER FESTIVAL
March 9 (1-5pm)

The 3rd annual San Luis Obispo Craft Beer Festival will be held Saturday March 9.

Mike
mike@craftbeercoalition.org
Phone: 800-838-3006

SLO Vets Hall
801 Grand Ave.
San Luis Obispo

Cost: $35

WOMEN'S HISTORY DAY
March 9 (1-4pm)

Experience famous women sharing their lives, plus fun hands-on activities, door prizes, and antique cars. March 9.

Rita Iversen
Iversens@aol.com
Phone: 227-4060
http://pasoroblespioneermuseum.org

Pioneer Museum
2010 Riverside Ave.
Paso Robles

Cost: Free

PASO WINE 101
PASO WINE 101
Winery Events
March 9 (10am-noon)

A fun and informative way for visitors and locals to learn about Paso Robles, its wines and how to taste them. Approximately 2 hours, advanced reservations recommended. March 9.

Becky Zelinski
info@firstcrushwinemaking.com
Phone: 434-2772
http://firstcrushwinemaking.com

First Crush Wine Workshop
2975 Limestone Way
Paso Robles

Cost: $30 per person, $25 for Crush Club members

Stage

<em>THE 25TH ANNUAL PUTNAM COUNTY SPELLING BEE </em>
THE 25TH ANNUAL PUTNAM COUNTY SPELLING BEE
THE 25TH ANNUAL PUTNAM COUNTY SPELLING BEE
March 9 (8:00PM)

Six young people in the throes of puberty, overseen by grown-ups who barely managed to escape childhood themselves, learn that winning isn't everything and that losing doesn't necessarily make you a loser. The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee chronicles the overachievers' angst of six precocious adolescents. The show's Tony Award-winning creative team has created the unlikeliest of hit musicals about the unlikeliest of heroes: a quirky yet charming cast of outsiders for whom a spelling bee

Kelrik Productions
kelrikprods@aol.com
Phone: 805 543 PLAY
http://www.kelrikproductions.com

UNITY
1490 Southwood Drive
San Luis Obispo 93401

Cost: $20

Music

DINNER AND OPERA SALON IN THE VINEYARDS
Café Musique
DINNER AND OPERA SALON IN THE VINEYARDS
March 9 (5:30-9pm)

Come on March 9. In our most elegant Salon Series offering yet, join us for an enticing evening of great wine, food, and the Central Coast's favorite gypsy ensemble Café Musique! The event begins with a bubbles and cheese prelude followed by an elegant full dinner paired with the perfect complimentary Vina Robles reds and whites.

Opera San Luis Obispo
operaslo@sbcglobal.net
Phone: 541-5369
http://operaslo.org

Vina Robles Winery
3700 Mill Rd.
Paso Robles

SLO YOUTH SYMPHONY SPRING CONCERT
March 9 (7pm)

The SLO Youth Symphony Spring Concert, featuring young violinist Joseph Wyer, takes place on March 9 at

SLO YOUTH SYMPHONY
staff@slosymphony.com
Phone: 543-3533
http://sloyouthsymphony.org

Clark Center
489 Fair Oaks Ave.
Arroyo Grande

Cost: $5-$15

Art

SHADES OF GREEN
Waterfront Home
SHADES OF GREEN
Openings and Receptions
March 9 (12 PM to 4 PM)

Shades of Green is the title for the new show opening at the Art Center Morro Bay on Thursday, February 21 and running through Monday, April 1. Featured artists Diane Henderson and Ray Atzet present acrylic and watercolor paintings around a theme. A reception for the artists that is open to the public will take place Sunday, February 24 from 2 to 4 PM. Art Center Morro Bay is at 835 Main Street in Morro Bay. For more information call 772-2504.

Ruth Ann Angus
candidcow@att,net
Phone: 805-772-2504
http://www.artcentermorrobay.com

Morro Bay Art Center
835 Main Street
Morro Bay 93442

Cost: Free

CREATE SOME ART FAMILY DAY
Special Art Events
March 9 (10-11:30am)

A part of the Beacon Art Show, children will meet and talk with the artists, and then get to create some of their own art. March 9.

United Methodist Church
office@sloumc.com
Phone: 543-7580
http://sloumc.com

United Methodist Church
1515 Fredericks St.
San Luis Obispo

Cost: Free

RTA unveils "Youth Art in Motion" program
RTA bus showcases exterior mural
RTA unveils "Youth Art in Motion" program
Special Art Events
March 9 (1 PM)

"Youth Art In Motion" RTA teamed with local youth artists to display their paintings on buses throughout SLO County & SM

Kenny Klein
kkleinreporting@gmail.com
Phone: 805-709-1454
http://www.slorta.org/art

Studios in the Park
1130 Park Street
Paso Robles 93446

Cost: Free

The Outdoors

SLO STEWARD WORKDAY: JOHNSON RANCH
March 9 (9am-noon)

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

Kylie
Programs@ecoslo.org
Phone: 544-1777

Johnson Ranch
specific meeting location to be determined
San Luis Obispo

Cost: Free

Volunteers

ADOPT-A-PET EVENTS
March 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

TSUNAMI DEBRIS CLEAN-UP DAY
TSUNAMI DEBRIS CLEAN-UP DAY
March 9 (9am-noon)

Meet at Montana de Oro, Sandspit parking lot in Los Osos. For more information call ECOSLO. March 9.

ECOSLO
info@ecoslo.org
Phone: 544-1777
http://ecoslo.org

Montana de Oro
Sandspit
Los Osos