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March 16 - March 23

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

FREE HEALTHY FOOD DEMONSTRATION
FREE HEALTHY FOOD DEMONSTRATION
March 16 (11am-3pm)

The Network for a Healthy California-Gold Coast Region invites all San Luis Obispo County residents to learn about healthier meal options with a free, healthy food demonstration. March 16.

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

Albertsons
8200 Camino Real
Atascadero

Cost: Free

GREEN ST. PATRICK'S DAY PARTY
March 16 (This Saturday)

Saturday 3/16 we will be making St. Patrick's Day crafts. Cost includes materials. RSVP on smart studio calendar page.

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

Sm(ART) Studio
3591 Sacramento #104
San Luis Obispo 93401

Cost: $5/person

GREEN ST. PATTY'S PARTY
Smart Studio
GREEN ST. PATTY'S PARTY
March 16 (10am)

We'll be making leprochaun traps, fake gold, and other "green" projects for this fun party. March 16.

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

Smart Studio
3591 Sacramento Dr. #104
San Luis Obispo

Cost: $5 per person

SPRING FUNDRAISING PLANT SALE
SPRING FUNDRAISING PLANT SALE
March 16

Members only hours are from 9-10am. Open to the public from 10am-1pm. Are you gearing up for spring planting? Is your garden looking a bit bare? Do you want some variety in your garden or yard and don’t know what to try? If so, be sure to swing by the San Luis Obispo Botanical Garden’s semi-annual plant sale on March 16. All plants are tax free! For more information visit slobg.org/plant-sale.

San Luis Obispo Botanical Garden
education@slobg.org
Phone: 541-1400
http://slobg.org/plant-sale

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

Art of Blending Wine Seminar
Art of Blending Wine Seminar
Winery Events
March 16 (2-5 pm)

Sharpen your palate and learn why blending is an important process of making great wines. Discover how to evaluate base wines for aromatics, flavor, texture and aging characteristics then create several unique blends. You’ll also have the opportunity to purchase and custom label your premium Paso Robles blend. March 9 & March 30.

Becky Zelinski
info@firstcrushwinemaking.com
Phone: 8054342772
http://www.firstcrushwinemaking.com

First Crush Wine Workshop
2975 Limestone Way
Paso Robles 93446

Cost: $60 per person, $50 for Crush Club Members

GOURMET CAVERN TOUR
Robert Hall Wine Cavern
GOURMET CAVERN TOUR
Winery Events
March 16 (10-4pm)

Extended cavern tours. Four reserve wines with appetizers and book signing. Allow 45 minutes for tour. Reservations required.

Kristin
Kristin@roberthallwinery.com
Phone: 239-1616
http://roberthallwinery.com

Robert Hall Winery
3443 Mill Rd.
Paso Robles

Cost: $20

IRISH STEW AND ZIN
Winery Events
March 16 (11am-5pm)

It will be a house of Zin all weekend long! Zin library wines and futures for sale. Enjoy Irish stew with your Zin. March 16.

Jen Shong
events@zenaidacellars.com
Phone: 227-0382
http://zenaidacellars.com

Zenaida Cellars
1550 Hwy 46 West
Paso Robles

Cost: $15

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 16 (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

LES MISERABLES...OR A WHOLE LOT LESS MISERABLE
March 16 (Wed, Thurs, Fri at 7pm, Sat 3pm & 7pm, Sun 6pm)

March 14-April 28. Seen the musical, movie or neither one? You're going to love the TGAM twist on this Hugo classic!

Box Office
info@americanmelodrama.com
Phone: 805-489-2499
http://www.americanmelodrama.com

The Great American Melodrama
1863 Front Street
Oceano 93445

Cost: $18, $20, $22

AUDITION: THE BREAKFAST CLUB
Auditions
March 16 (1pm)

Text or Email for audition time. March 16. by appointment only from 1-5. Prepare a 1-2 minute monologue.

Kelli
kellihoward@me.com
Phone: 709-0641
http://facebook.com/events/225965867528073/

San Luis Obispo

Film and TV

MOVIE NIGHT IN THE SUMMERWOOD BARREL ROOM
March 16 (7pm)

James Bond's From Russia with Love complete with Chef Kelly's gourmet popcorn! Wine and pizza available for purchase. March 16.

Tiffany
tiffany@summerwoodwine.com
Phone: 227-1365

SummerWood Winery
2175 Arbor Rd.
Paso Robles

Cost: $10

Music

DULCIE TAYLOR, BANJERDAN, AND THE HONEYSUCKLE POSSUMS
Southern Charmer Dulcie Taylor
DULCIE TAYLOR, BANJERDAN, AND THE HONEYSUCKLE POSSUMS
March 16 (1-4pm)

Triple bill show on March 16.

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

Laetitia Winery
453 Laetitia Vineyard Dr.
Arroyo Grande

Cost: Free

Writers and Literature

COALESCE BOOKSTORE BOOK-SIGNING
March 16 (2-4pm)

on March 16. The Key to the Upper Room: Unlocking the Door to a Closer Relationship with God by Steven Shoemaker.

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

Coalesce Bookstore
845 Main St.
Morro Bay

Art

SHADES OF GREEN
Waterfront Home
SHADES OF GREEN
Openings and Receptions
March 16 (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

The Outdoors

COUNTY WORKDAYS: OCEANO CAMPGROUND
March 16 (9am-noon)

Please call ECO SLO for more information. Workday is on March 16.

Kylie
Programs@ecoslo.org
Phone: 544-1777

Oceano Campground
Exact meeting location to be determined
Oceano

Cost: Free

Farmers Market

ATHEISTS UNITED SLO INFORMATION BOOTH
March 16 (9am)

Come support the Atheists United booth. We have lots of fun and usually meet really interesting people. March 16.

Martin Williams
atheistsunited.slo@gmail.com
Phone: 295-8775
http://meetup.com/San-Luis-Obispo-Atheists/events/104895102/

Templton Farmers' Market
6th and Crocker St.
Templeton

Cost: Free

Fundraisers

ART AGAINST ALZHEIMERS CHARITY ART SHOW/AUCTION!
March 16 (8-11pm)

Come by Sally Loo's on March 16 from 8-11pm as we raise money for the fight against Alzheimers. We have an eclectic group of artists who have donated their art for auction and 100 percent of the proceeds will go to Alzheimer's Association. Animators, storyboard artists, tattoo artists, painters, bonsai, comic book, sculptures, and graphic designers will have their art on display as the Tipsy Gypsies play their infectious brand of gypsy swing jazz.

brandon
chimp_laugh@hotmail.com
Phone: 431-3765

Sally Loo's
1804 Osos St.
SLO

Cost: Free

ZINFANDEL PARTY #9
Annual Fundraiser for The Morro Bay Community Pool Foundation
ZINFANDEL PARTY #9
March 16 (6pm)

Come to our annual fundraiser sponsored by Cayucos Cellars’ “Zinfandel Party #9”, Saturday March 16th 2013 to be held at the historic Borradori Garage in Cayucos, 455 N Ocean Blvd . With a catered Hawaiian buffet from The Sea Shanty, rock band “Critical Mass” and a fantastic live/silent auction you are in for a fun night 6pm to 10 pm. All proceeds benefit the MBCPF and our efforts to build a pool. Purchase Tickets call: Cayucos Cellars wine tasting room 995-3036 or Pat S 225-1552.

Pat Starkie
pats@morrobaypool.org
Phone: (805) 225- 1552
http://morrobaypool.org/?page_id=275

ZINFANDEL PARTY #9
445 N. Ocean Blvd
Cayucos 93430

Cost: $50 for Non-Wine Club Members

ZINFANDEL PARTY #9
ZINFANDEL PARTY #9
March 16 (6pm)

Come to the "Zinfandel Party #9" on March 16. Help raise funds to build a swimming pool in Morro Bay.

Karen Croley
karenc@morrobaypool.org
Phone: 748-9822
http://morrobaypool.org

445 N. Ocean Blvd
Cayucos

Cost: $50 for non-wine club members

ZUMBATHON™ FUNDRAISER
Zumbathon™ Fundraiser
ZUMBATHON™ FUNDRAISER
March 16 (noon-1:30pm)

There will be a Zumba Fitness Party on March 16, from noon-1:30pm. Tickets are available for purchase at the door. Dance to support youth in our community. 100 percent of the proceeds will benefit the Atascadero Community Services Foundation to provide recreation scholarships to youth that qualify in Atascadero.

Carol Janssen
cdjanssen@sbcglobal.net
Phone: 835-1172
http://atascaderozumba.com

Colony Park Community Center Gym
5599 Traffic Way
Atascadero

Cost: $10

Volunteers

ADOPT-A-PET EVENTS
March 16 (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

Special Events

ATHEISTS UNITED SLO SUNDAY SOCIAL
March 17 (Noon)

Come meet other like-minded people for conversation, food, and a great time. March 17.

Martin Williams
atheistsunited.slo@gmail.com
Phone: 295-8775
http://meetup.com/San-Luis-Obispo-Atheists/events/104953082/

Kreuzberg Cafe
685 Higuera St.
San Luis Obispo

Cost: Free

PASTIES AND ZIN
Winery Events
March 17 (11 - 5pm)

Enjoy Bite sized pasties from SloCo pasty with your Zin tasting. Wear green and receive wine discounts on March 17.

Jen Shong
events@zenaidacellars.com
Phone: 227-0382
http://zenaidacellars.com

Zenaida Cellars
1550 Hwy 46 West
Paso Robles

Cost: $15

Stage

LES MISERABLES...OR A WHOLE LOT LESS MISERABLE
March 17 (Wed, Thurs, Fri at 7pm, Sat 3pm & 7pm, Sun 6pm)

March 14-April 28. Seen the musical, movie or neither one? You're going to love the TGAM twist on this Hugo classic!

Box Office
info@americanmelodrama.com
Phone: 805-489-2499
http://www.americanmelodrama.com

The Great American Melodrama
1863 Front Street
Oceano 93445

Cost: $18, $20, $22

Music

Karaoke Night
Karaoke Night
March 17 (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

HARMONIC COVERGENCE: HONEYSUCKLE POSSUMS
Honeysuckle Possums
HARMONIC COVERGENCE: HONEYSUCKLE POSSUMS
March 17 (1-4pm)

March 17.

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

Sculpterra Winery
5015 Linne Rd.
Paso Robles

Cost: Free

Art

ART AT OPERASLO
Nebula, acrylic painting on canvas
ART AT OPERASLO
March 17 (2pm)

Work of artist Janice Pluma shown on March 17.

Janice Pluma
warpaint1@charter.net
Phone: 423-8939

SLO Performing Arts Center
Cal Poly
SLO

SHADES OF GREEN
Waterfront Home
SHADES OF GREEN
Openings and Receptions
March 17 (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

CRESTON INTERNATIONAL DINNER
March 17 (4-6pm)

The Creston Women's Club will host their annual International dinner, all you can eat buffet, at the Creston Elementary School Multipurpose room, 5105 O'Donovan Rd., Creston, CA 93432. Sunday March 17 from 4-6pm. All proceeds go to the scholarship fund benefiting Creston area residents. Tickets are $12/adults and $5/children and must be pre-purchased, available through any Creston Women's Club member. Questions, please call Ann Spencer 438-3543.

Hilde Romelfanger
aarrestad@aol.com
Phone: 805-227-7104

Creston Elementary School
5105 O'Donovan
Creston 93432

Cost: $12, $5 children

Music

Karaoke Night
Karaoke Night
March 18 (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

CANADA’S DAN FRECHETTE AND FIDDLER LAUREL THOMSEN
Thomsen & Frechette
CANADA’S DAN FRECHETTE AND FIDDLER LAUREL THOMSEN
March 18 (6:30 - 9:00 PM)

on March 18.

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

Upper Crust Trattoria
11560 Los Osos Valley Rd.
San Luis Obispo

Cost: Free

Art

SHADES OF GREEN
Waterfront Home
SHADES OF GREEN
Openings and Receptions
March 18 (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 18 (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 18 (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

PART TWO: REDUCING GUN VIOLENCE FORUM
March 18 (7-8:30pm)

Classic Jewish texts on peace, violence, and weapons, March 18.

Elie Axelroth
social-action@cbdslo.org
Phone: 544-0760
http://cbdslo.org

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

Cost: Free

Writers and Literature

AUTHOR SIGNING DOC BURNSTEIN'S ORCUTT
March 19 (3:30pm)

Kippy's African Adventure, the 3rd book in The Adventures of Hunter and Ramona Pug Series by Destry Ramey.

Doc Bernstein's
Michelmichelle@docburnsteins.com
Phone: 805-614-7644
http://docburnsteins.com

Doc Burnstein's
168 E Clark Avenue
Orcutt, CA 93455

Cost: none

Art

SHADES OF GREEN
Waterfront Home
SHADES OF GREEN
Openings and Receptions
March 19 (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

OPEN STUDIO
Create and Learn
March 19 (1pm-4:30pm)

All ages welcome Tuesdays and Fridays for an open arts and crafts session. Each craft is $5 with materials included.

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

Sm(ART) Studio
3591 Sacramento #104
San Luis Obispo 93401

Cost: $5

Stage

LES MISERABLES...OR A WHOLE LOT LESS MISERABLE
March 20 (Wed, Thurs, Fri at 7pm, Sat 3pm & 7pm, Sun 6pm)

March 14-April 28. Seen the musical, movie or neither one? You're going to love the TGAM twist on this Hugo classic!

Box Office
info@americanmelodrama.com
Phone: 805-489-2499
http://www.americanmelodrama.com

The Great American Melodrama
1863 Front Street
Oceano 93445

Cost: $18, $20, $22

Writers and Literature

SLOLIO - TRUE STORIES AT LINNAEA'S
March 20 (7pm)

On March 20. This event is open to anyone who can tell a true story based on the month's theme without notes. March’s theme: "Road Trip."

Kirk Henning
slolio@slolio.org
Phone: 995-2867
http://slolio.org

Linnaea's Cafe
1110 Garden St.
San Luis Obispo

Cost: Free

Art

SHADES OF GREEN
Waterfront Home
SHADES OF GREEN
Openings and Receptions
March 20 (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

BINGO FUNDRAISER FOR CAMP MABEL FRENCH, A YOUTH CAMP
March 20 (6pm)

March 20. Must be 21 or older to play.

SLO Elks Lodge
clerk322@bpoeslo322.com
Phone: 543-0322

SLO Elks Lodge
222 Elks Ln.

Cost: $15

Special Events

LADIES NIGHT
March 21 (5:30-8pm)

Come join us at Ladies' Night Thursday 3/21 for a facilitated craft activity for $5. Bring a treat or beverage and RSVP!

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

Sm(ART) Studio
3591 Sacramento #104
San Luis Obispo 93401

Cost: $5

Stage

LES MISERABLES...OR A WHOLE LOT LESS MISERABLE
March 21 (Wed, Thurs, Fri at 7pm, Sat 3pm & 7pm, Sun 6pm)

March 14-April 28. Seen the musical, movie or neither one? You're going to love the TGAM twist on this Hugo classic!

Box Office
info@americanmelodrama.com
Phone: 805-489-2499
http://www.americanmelodrama.com

The Great American Melodrama
1863 Front Street
Oceano 93445

Cost: $18, $20, $22

Music

BANJO ALERT: SLO’S OWN ERIN INGLISH FEATURED
Erin Inglish
BANJO ALERT: SLO’S OWN ERIN INGLISH FEATURED
March 21 (6:30-9:30pm)

Special guests include the duo called Girls and Boys. March 21.

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

SLO Down Pub
1200 E. Grand Ave.
Arryo Grande

Cost: Free

Writers and Literature

PASO ROBLES CITY LIBRARY BOOK GROUP
March 21 (7pm)

On a seemingly ordinary Saturday in a California suburb, 11-year-old Julia and her family awake to discover, along with the rest of the world, that the rotation of the earth has suddenly begun to slow. The days and nights grow longer and longer, gravity is affected, the environment is thrown into disarray. As she struggles to navigate an ever-shifting landscape, Julia is also coping with the normal disasters of everyday life—the fissures in her parents’ marriage, the loss of old friends, the hopeful anguish of first love, and the bizarre behavior of her grandfather. The Age of Miracles, Karen Thompson Walker’s fiction debut, is a luminous, haunting, unforgettable story of a resilient and insightful young girl set against the backdrop of an utterly altered world. The public is invited to join in the discussion on March 21, at 7pm in the Library Conference Room.

Karen Christiansen
kchristiansen@prcity.com
Phone: 237-3870

Paso Robles City Library
1000 Spring St.
Paso Robles

Art

SHADES OF GREEN
Waterfront Home
SHADES OF GREEN
Openings and Receptions
March 21 (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

CHILDREN'S AFTERNOON CLASS
March 21 (3-4:30pm)

This class is geared for elementary students and features reusable materials to create various activities. Thursday 3/21

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

Sm(ART) Studio
3591 Sacramento #104
San Luis Obispo 93401

Cost: $5

SMART STUDIO'S KIDS' CLASS
Smart Studio's Kids' Class
SMART STUDIO'S KIDS' CLASS
Create and Learn
March 21 (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

Lectures and Learning

MEDITATION MINI RETREAT
March 21 (10am-4pm)

March 21. RSVP please.

Valentina Petrova
valentinap@holisticmovementcenter.com
Phone: 909-1401

Holistic Movement Center
845-A Napa
Morro Bay

Cost: $30-$100 (pay what you can)

Living With Alzheimer's - Early Stage
Classes
March 21 (10:00 am - 12:00 pm)

Support, information, and planning resources for persons with early stage Alzheimer's disease and their families. REGISTRATION REQUIRED, CALL:(805) 547-3830.

Alzheimer's Association
rmoran@alz.org
Phone: (805) 636-6432

Smooth Transportation
509 West Morrison Avenue
Santa Maria 93458

Cost: FREE

WOMEN'S HEALTH & CHINESE MEDICINE: NATURALLY SUPPORT WOMEN'S HEALTH & HORMON BALANCE
Ann-Marie Radecki, L.Ac.
WOMEN'S HEALTH & CHINESE MEDICINE: NATURALLY SUPPORT WOMEN'S HEALTH & HORMON BALANCE
Clubs, Meetings, and Discussion Groups
March 21 (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 welcome, enjoy free herbal tea, ear acupuncture, and thereafter enjoy healing whole foods at the farmers market.

Ann-Marie Radecki, L.Ac.
amradecki@att.net
Phone: (805) 471-3979
http://www.annradeckiacupuncture.com/

Treat Paine Acupuncture & Herbal Medicine
1264 Higuera St #102
San Luis Obispo 93401

Cost: Free Entrance

Special Events

ATHEISTS UNITED SLO PUB SOCIAL
March 22 (6pm)

Come join us for food, beverages, and great conversation on March 22.

Martin Williams
atheistsunited.slo@gmail.com
Phone: 295-8775
http://meetup.com/San-Luis-Obispo-Atheists/events/100249972/

California Pizza Kitchen
876 Marsh St.
San Luis Obispo

Cost: Free

Stage

LES MISERABLES...OR A WHOLE LOT LESS MISERABLE
March 22 (Wed, Thurs, Fri at 7pm, Sat 3pm & 7pm, Sun 6pm)

March 14-April 28. Seen the musical, movie or neither one? You're going to love the TGAM twist on this Hugo classic!

Box Office
info@americanmelodrama.com
Phone: 805-489-2499
http://www.americanmelodrama.com

The Great American Melodrama
1863 Front Street
Oceano 93445

Cost: $18, $20, $22

Art

STEYNBERG GALLERY
Galleries
March 22 (Open daily)

This coffee bar features drinks, art, and music aimed at stimulating the brain. Regular art showcases highlight provocative local artists and work from afar.

Phone: 547-0278
http://steynberggallery.com

Steynberg Gallery
1531 Monterey St.
SLO

THE SHAKESPEARE PRESS MUSEUM
Museums
March 22 (Times vary)

This unique space doubles as a working printing shop and is located in the Graphic Communication Department (Building 26, Room 116) at Cal Poly. More than ten presses, 500 cases of type, and various printing ephemera are maintained.

Phone: 756-1108 or 909-292-7335

Graphic Communication Department (Building 26, Room 116) at Cal Poly
SLO

SHADES OF GREEN
Waterfront Home
SHADES OF GREEN
Openings and Receptions
March 22 (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

YOUR ROOM (PERSPECTIVE DRAWING)
ART CLASSES WITH KIM SNYDER for ages 12+
YOUR ROOM (PERSPECTIVE DRAWING)
March 22 (3:30-5pm)

Draw your room or one from your imagination. March 22.

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

Studios on the Park
1130 Pine St.
Paso Robles

Cost: $25

OPEN STUDIO
Create and Learn
March 22 (1pm-4:30pm)

All ages welcome Tuesdays and Fridays for an open arts and crafts session. Each craft is $5 with materials included.

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

Sm(ART) Studio
3591 Sacramento #104
San Luis Obispo 93401

Cost: $5

Fundraisers

DIXON'S SPAGHETTI DINNER FUNDRAISER
March 22 (4:30-7pm)

Morro Bay Community Foundation will be holding their Dixon's Spaghetti Dinner Fundraiser on March 22, from 4:30-7pm at the Morro Bay Community Center. Tickets are available at the Morro Bay Recreation and Parks Department and proceeds benefit the youth scholarship fund.

Karen Sweeny
ksweeny@morro-bay.ca.us
Phone: 772-6281

Morro Bay Community Center
1001 Kennedy Way
Morro Bay

Cost: Adults $9, Senior and Kids 6-15 $7, Family $26, Kids 5 and under Free

Special Events

A NIGHT IN BLACK AND WHITE
March 23 (Dinner will be served at 7pm)

Come join the Friends of the North County Women's Shelter and Resource Center for an elegant evening at "A Night in Black and White," a benefit event for the North County Women's Shelter and the Sexual Assault Recovery and Prevention Center. March 23 at the Pavilion on the Lake in Atascadero. Black and white attire is encouraged! The event will feature: live Music by 46 West, live and silent auctions, local wines, and the social hour will begin at 5pm.

Cathy
csolkshinitz@ncwomensshelter.org
Phone: 226-5400 x206
http://northcountywomensshelter.org

Pavilion on the Lake
9315 Pismo Ave.
Atascadero

FREE HEALTHY FOOD DEMONSTRATION
FREE HEALTHY FOOD DEMONSTRATION
March 23 (11am-3pm)

The Network for a Healthy California-Gold Coast Region invites all San Luis Obispo County residents to learn about healthier meal options with a free, healthy food demonstration. March 23.

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

Albertson's Grocery
1132 Branch St.
Arroyo Grande

Cost: Free

Stage

LES MISERABLES...OR A WHOLE LOT LESS MISERABLE
March 23 (Wed, Thurs, Fri at 7pm, Sat 3pm & 7pm, Sun 6pm)

March 14-April 28. Seen the musical, movie or neither one? You're going to love the TGAM twist on this Hugo classic!

Box Office
info@americanmelodrama.com
Phone: 805-489-2499
http://www.americanmelodrama.com

The Great American Melodrama
1863 Front Street
Oceano 93445

Cost: $18, $20, $22

Music

CUESTA WIND ENSEMBLE AND SLO WIND ORCHESTRA w/SPECIAL GUESTS
L.A. movie studio and symphonic great trombonist Alex Iles
CUESTA WIND ENSEMBLE AND SLO WIND ORCHESTRA w/SPECIAL GUESTS
March 23 (3:00 p.m.)

The Cuesta Wind Ensemble and SLO Wind Orchestra with special guests L.A. movie studio greats Alex Iles and Jim Self.

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

Cuesta College CPAC
HWY 1
San Luis Obispo 93405

Cost: $15 general/$12 seniors and students

Art

SHADES OF GREEN
Waterfront Home
SHADES OF GREEN
Openings and Receptions
March 23 (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

BIRDIE PERFORMANCE AT BOO BOO RECORDS
Birdie at Boo Boo's!
BIRDIE PERFORMANCE AT BOO BOO RECORDS
March 23 (11am)

Birdie performs all original children's music from their 3 cd's including the new release, "The Kitchen Pan Band".

Birdie
birdietunes@yahoo.com
Phone: 805-440-5352
http://www.birdietunes.com

Boo Boo Records
978 Monterey Street
San Luis Obispo 93401

Cost: free

The Outdoors

DOCENT LED HIKES: IRISH HILLS
March 23 (9am-Noon)

Please call Eco Slo for more information. Hike is on March 23.

Kylie
Programs@ecoslo.org
Phone: 544-1777

Irish Hills
Exact meeting location to be determined
San Luis Obispo

Cost: Free

SLO STEWARD'S WORKDAY: RESERVOIR CANYON
March 23 (9am-noon)

Please call ECO SLO for more information. Workday is on March 23.

Kylie
Programs@ecoslo.org
Phone: 544-1777

Reservoir Canyon
Exact meeting location to be determined
San Luis Obispo

Cost: Free

Lectures and Learning

Uniting With Our Subconscious Minds
Clubs, Meetings, and Discussion Groups
March 23 (10:00am - 3:00pm)

On March 23rd come learn how to improve the quality of your life by engaging the service of your Subconscious Mind.

Phillip Martin
phillip_martin@cuesta.edu
Phone: 546-3132
http://http//www.communityprograms.net

cuesta College SLO Campus
N. Hwy 1,
San Luis Obispo 93405

Cost: $47.

Fundraisers

BARBECUE FUNDRAISER
March 23 (1-4pm)

Kick off the Ian Carpenter Johnson Foundation's first big event fundraiser on March 23 from 1-4pm at the downtown Templeton Park. The non-profit was created to raise awareness and funds to help provide support both financially and through prayer to those struggling with substance abuse. Bring your blankets and chairs and enjoy an afternoon in the park with live music by local rockabilly band "Sons of KD Elder" along with a silent auction, donation only tri-tip lunch, and kids activites.

Jana
janacarlson@live.com
http://iancarpenterjohnsonfoundation.com

Templeton Park
Templeton

CHARITY SALE
March 23 (7 am)

March 23rd @ 7 am. Large Charity Yard Sale benefiting the Women's Club of SLO's Scholarship Fund awarded h.s. seniors

jasmine
jasmineaim@hotmail.com
Phone: 8054892419

FIlipino Cultural Center
885 S 13th St
Grover Beach 93433

Cost: 0

SAN LUIS OBISPO ROTARY SPAGHETTI WESTERN FUNDRAISER
March 23 (4-8pm)

Dine on Cafe Roma spaghetti and top sirloin BBQ. Enjoy fun movies and games. Proceeds go to local charities and scholarships. March 23.

Peggy Carlaw
pcarlaw@gmail.com
Phone: 951-581-4999
http://slorotary.org

Ludwig Center
864 Santa Rosa St.
San Luis Obispo

Cost: $25 for adults and $5 for children

Volunteers

ADOPT-A-PET EVENTS
March 23 (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