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Who are we to stand in the way of a company's profits? Drill away!
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No. It's environmentally destructive and the costs of a spill would be disastrous for SLO County.
No. I'd hate to see the view from our beaches spoiled by ugly oil platforms.

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March 16

Special Events

ODD AND INTERESTING GEMSTONES EXHIBIT
Azurite Nodule Suspended in Sterling Silver
ODD AND INTERESTING GEMSTONES EXHIBIT
March 6,March 7,March 8,March 9,March 10,March 11,March 13,March 14,March 15,March 16,March 17,March 18,March 20,March 21,March 22,March 23,March 24,March 25,March 27,March 28,March 29,March 30,March 31,April 1,April 3,April 4,April 5,April 6,April 7,April 8,April 10,April 11,April 12,April 13,April 14,April 15,April 17,April 18,April 19,April 20,April 21,April 22,April 24,April 25,April 26,April 27,April 28,April 29,May 1,May 2,May 3,May 4,May 5

through May 5. Showcasing over 20 different varieties and 230 different gemstones including fire obsidian, iris agate, zincite ,lodolite, and many more. Features the work of professional jewelry designer  Austin Moore, owner of Earth Art Gem and Jewelry.

I Love Rocks
rocksgonewild@gmail.com
Phone: 710-3970
http://facebook.com/Opals-Interesting-Gemstones-580962095256969/

I Love Rocks
The Network Shopping Center, 3970 Broad St Suite 2,
San Luis Obispo 93401

Cost: Free

Art

Springtime Succulence
Springtime Succulence
March 3,March 4,March 5,March 6,March 7,March 8,March 9,March 10,March 11,March 12,March 13,March 14,March 15,March 16,March 17,March 18,March 19,March 20,March 21,March 22,March 23,March 24,March 25,March 26,March 27,March 28,March 29,March 30,March 31,April 1,April 2,April 3,April 4,April 5,April 6,April 7,April 8,April 9,April 10,April 11,April 12,April 13,April 14,April 15,April 16,April 17,April 18,April 19,April 20,April 21,April 22,April 23,April 24,April 25,April 26,April 27,April 28,April 29,April 30,May 1,May 2

through May 2. Come see art that expresses the ripeness of spring.

Logan
artcentral93401@gmail.com
Phone: 747-4200
http://artcentralslo.wordpress.com/

Art Central Gallery
1329 Monterey St.
San Luis Obispo 93401

Cost: Free

Sports and Wellness

Co-ed Adult Volleyball League
Co-ed Adult Volleyball League
Team Sports
March 6,March 13,March 20,March 27,April 3,April 10,April 17,April 24,May 1,May 8(6pm)

Monday nights, March 6 through May 8. 7-12 players per team, beginner/intermediate, fun-spirited! Call for more information or to be on the free agent list.

Alyssa Arguilles
aarguilles@grover.org
Phone: 473-4580

Judkins Middle School
680 Wadsworth Ave.
Pismo Beach 93449

Cost: $482

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

ARROYO GRANDE
(8:30am)

In the Smart & Final parking lot on the corner of Grand Ave. and Courtland on Wed. at

Phone: 544-9570

Arroyo Grande

NIPOMO CERTIFIED FARMERS MARKET
(11am-2:30pm)

Takes place on Sundays from

glenn5612@att.net
Phone: 929-3081

Monarch Club
1645 Trilogy Parkway
Nipomo

Cost: Free

SAN LUIS OBISPO
(8-10:45am)

At the Promenade parking lot near World Market (off Madonna Road), Sat. from

Phone: 544-9570

SLO

TEMPLETON
(9am-12:30pm)

In the Town Park on Sat.

Phone: 748-1109

at 6th and Crocker Streets
Templeton

LOS OSOS/BAYWOOD PARK
(2-4:30pm)

Mondays.

Phone: 748-1109

At Second and Santa Maria Streets
Los Osos

PASO ROBLES
(3-6pm)

Tues. at City Park from

Phone: 748-1109
http://northcountyfarmersmarkets.com

11th and Spring St.
Paso Robles

Lectures and Learning

SLO MOTION TOASTMASTERS
A SLO Motion Toastmasters meeting in action
SLO MOTION TOASTMASTERS
Clubs, Meetings, and Discussion Groups
March 6,March 13,March 20,March 27,April 3,April 10,April 17,April 24,May 1(11:45am)

Provides a supportive and positive learning experience in which members are empowered to develop communication and leadership skills, resulting in greater self-confidence and personal growth, through May 1.

Joe Erwin
Vppr-1389069@toastmastersclub.org
Phone: 305-5615
http://slomotion.toastmastersclub.org

America's Job Center
880 Industrial Way
San Luis Obispo 93401

Cost: Free to visit

Support Groups

GENERAL GRIEF SUPPORT GROUP
March 15,March 22,March 29,April 5,April 12,April 19,April 26,May 3,May 10(5-6:30pm)

Every Wednesday. This group helps those grieving the loss of a loved one (i.e. friend, partner/spouse, child, relative, etc.). This group also includes "anticipatory grief" which means those expecting the loss of a loved one.

Tony Huffaker, LMFT
tonyhuffaker@hospiceslo.org
Phone: 544-2266
http://hospiceslo.org

Hospice SLO
517 13th St.
Paso Robles 93448

Cost: Free

SPOUSE/PARTNER LOSS SUPPORT
March 21,March 28,April 4,April 11,April 18,April 25,May 2,May 9(5-6:30pm)

Every Tuesday. This is a specific support group designed for those who have a spouse or partner that has passed. This support group is for adults who want group support from those also grieving the loss of a partner or spouse.

Tony Huffaker, LMFT
tonyhuffaker@hospiceslo.org
Phone: 544-2266
http://hospiceslo.org

New LIfe Church
990 James Way, Rm. 16
Pismo Beach 93446

Cost: Free

Spouse/Partner Loss Support
March 16,March 23,March 30,April 6,April 13,April 20,April 27,May 4,May 11(11:30am-1pm)

through May 11. This is a specific support group designed for those who have a spouse or partner that has passed. This support group is for adults who want group support from those also grieving the loss of a partner or spouse.

Tony Huffaker, LMFT
tonyhuffaker@hospiceslo.org
Phone: 544-2266

Hospice SLO
1304 Pacific St.
San Luis Obispo 93420

Cost: Free

Special Events

EASTER ARRIVES AT THE WILSHIRE HOSPICE HOPE CHEST
March 16 (10am-5pm)

Easter merchandise clothing now available! From bunnies to baskets to bonnets and much more. Hope Chest proceeds benefit uninsured and underinsured Wilshire Hospice patients and their families, through April 16.

Jenann
jamclennan@wilshirehcs.org
Phone: 545-5955

Wilshire Hospice Hope Chest
445 Higuera St.
San Luis Obispo 93401

Cost: $2-$25

ODD AND INTERESTING GEMSTONES EXHIBIT
Azurite Nodule Suspended in Sterling Silver
ODD AND INTERESTING GEMSTONES EXHIBIT
March 16

through May 5. Showcasing over 20 different varieties and 230 different gemstones including fire obsidian, iris agate, zincite ,lodolite, and many more. Features the work of professional jewelry designer  Austin Moore, owner of Earth Art Gem and Jewelry.

I Love Rocks
rocksgonewild@gmail.com
Phone: 710-3970
http://facebook.com/Opals-Interesting-Gemstones-580962095256969/

I Love Rocks
The Network Shopping Center, 3970 Broad St Suite 2,
San Luis Obispo 93401

Cost: Free

Dangerous Bathrooms: Access to bathrooms, Free speech, and Transgender visibility
Jessica Lynn nationally-known transgender advocate
Dangerous Bathrooms: Access to bathrooms, Free speech, and Transgender visibility
March 16 (7pm)

March 16. Jessica Lynn (renowned public speaker, transgender woman, and loving parent) and Mike Hughes (homosexual gadfly) will share their perspectives.

mycues@tcsn.net
Phone: 461-8218

Cal Poly, Chumash Auditorium
1 Grand Ave.
San Luis Obispo 93401

Cost: $8, under 6 admitted for free

Stage

ALTON BROWN LIVE: EAT YOUR SCIENCE!
March 16 (7:30pm)

March 16. This show combines comedy and music with culinary experiements.

Phone: 756-4849
http://pacslo.org

Christopher Cohan Center
1 Grand Ave.
San Luis Obispo 93407

Cost: $39.60-$115

MATURE BRAINCHILD - A STORY NIGHT
March 16 (7-9:30pm)

March 16. Open mic for stories, 8 to 10 minutes. The theme is If You See A Fork in the Road, Take It. Please keep it tasteful. Good beer, wine, and food available.

Bill Moylan
topdogcoffeebar.com/contact
Phone: 215-2324
http://topdogcoffeebar.com

Top Dog Coffee Bar
857 Main St
Morro Bay 93442

Cost: Free

Film and TV

SAN LUIS OBISPO INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL
SLO Film Fest 2017 - Make the Cinema Your Home
SAN LUIS OBISPO INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL
March 16

Six days of film, wine, and fun on the cinematic Central Coast. From through March 19 over 100 screenings will take place in venues throughout SLO County during one of the best independent film festivals in the country.

Wendy Eidson
info@slofilmfest.org
Phone: 546-3456
http://slofilmfest.org

SLO Film Fest Headquarters
1009 Monterey St.
San Luis Obispo 93401

Music

CENTRAL COAST JAZZ INSTITUTE
March 16 (7-10pm)

March 23. Charlie Shoemake's new Central Coast Jazz Institute series onstage the 2nd and 4th Thursdays, monthly. An upcoming featured jazz artist will be backed by bass and drums with Charlie and Sandi Shoemake joining in. Make reservations at 927-0179.

Charlie Shoemake
charlie@talsanmusic.com

Pewter Plough Playhouse
828 Main Street
Cambria 93428

Cost: $15

CAL POLY INSTRUMENTAL STUDENT RECITAL
March 16 (11am)

March 16.

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

Cal Poly Davidson Music Center Room 218
Cal Poly
San Luis Obispo 93405

Cost: Free

MARY ANNE ANDERSON LIVE
March 16 (7:30-10pm)

Jazz singer Mary Anne Anderson appears with guitarist Adam Levine on the third Thursday of the month. A refreshing, smooth jazz singer with loads of personality in her vibrant performances. April 20.

Pewter Plough Playhouse
rjbstage@aol.com
Phone: 400-4737
http://pewterploughplayhouse.org

Pewte Plough Playhouse
828 Main St.
Cambria 93428

SAM RIGGS LIVE
March 16 (6pm)

with Joe Koenig and the Homewreckers, March 16.

http://ticketfly.com

Barrelhouse Brewing Company
3055 Limestone Way
Paso Robles , CA 93446

Cost: $16-$20

TENNESSEE JIMMY HARRELL - GUEST ON THE BANJERDAN SHOW
Tennessee Jimmy Harrell performs at The Last Stage West on March 16th
TENNESSEE JIMMY HARRELL - GUEST ON THE BANJERDAN SHOW
March 16 (6pm)

March 16. An evening of bluegrass and classic country music.

Dan Mazer
eventbooking@torocreekeventcenter.com
Phone: 792-0505
http://torocreekeventcenter.com

Toro Creek Event Center at The Last Stage West
15050 Morro Rd.
Atascadero 93422

Cost: Free

Writers and Literature

Book of the Year Discussion
March 16 (2:30-3:30pm)

A discussion of The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot. Part of the Cuesta Book of the Year program. For adults. March 16.

Margaret Kensinger-Klopfer
mkensingerklopfer@slolibrary.org
Phone: 781-4796
http://slolibrary.org

Atascadero Library
6555 Capistrano
Atascadero 93422

Cost: Free

Art

IRENE HARDWICKE OLIVIERI - TRANCING OUT
Supper for the Spotted Skunk
IRENE HARDWICKE OLIVIERI - TRANCING OUT
March 16 (4-7pm)

This exhibition displays paintings which illuminate the artist's connection to the natural world and the subterranean world of the heart, and runs through March 24.

Emma Saperstein
emma_saperstein@cuesta.edu
Phone: 546-3202
http://cuesta.edu

Harold J. Miossi Art Gallery
CA-1, Room # 7170
San Luis Obispo 93405

Cost: Free

LESLIE HANNON: CLOSURE
Leslie Hannon,
LESLIE HANNON: CLOSURE
March 16 (11am-5pm)

through April 2. Leslie Hannon’s sculpture and assemblages invite closer inspection into drawers, through windows, and around miniature rooms. This sculptural narrative represents Hannon’s journey from businessperson to artist.

Jody Kocsis
jkkiocisis@sloma.org
Phone: 543-8562
http://sloma.org

San Luis Obispo Museum of Art
1010 Broad St.
San Luis Obispo 93401

Cost: Admission is free, donations appreciated

Springtime Succulence
Springtime Succulence
March 16

through May 2. Come see art that expresses the ripeness of spring.

Logan
artcentral93401@gmail.com
Phone: 747-4200
http://artcentralslo.wordpress.com/

Art Central Gallery
1329 Monterey St.
San Luis Obispo 93401

Cost: Free

FOLDED AND FLAT: SHIBORI BY ANA LISA HEDSTROM
Folded and Flat 1
FOLDED AND FLAT: SHIBORI BY ANA LISA HEDSTROM
March 16 (11am-5pm)

Ana Lisa Hedstrom is a world-renowned textile artist best known for her contemporary adaptations of shibori. Hedstrom’s thoughtful and inventive artwork features an amalgam of homemade natural and indigo dyes on kozo paper, textiles, and wool felt, through April 30.

Jody Kocsis
jkociss@sloma.org
Phone: 543-8562
http://sloma.org

San Luis Obispo Museum of Art
1010 Broad St
San Luis Obispo 93401

Cost: admission is free, donations appreciated

ART BY FELLER
ART BY FELLER
Artists
March 16

through March 30. Local award winning artist Garry Feller creates whimsical acrylic paintings on canvas and wood.

Cambria Library
ocstaff@slolibrary.org
Phone: 927-4336
http://slolibrary.org

Cambria Library
1043 Main St.
Cambria 93428

Cost: Free

Featured Artist Dottie Visker
Fine Art Mixed Media Paintings by Dottie Visker
Featured Artist Dottie Visker
Galleries
March 16 (10am-6pm)

Fine art mixed media painting, through March 29.

Gallery at Marina Square
greg@galleryatmarinasquare.com
Phone: 7720-1068
http://galleryatmarinasquare.com

Gallery at Marina Square
601 Embarcadero Ste. 10
Morro Bay 93442

Featured Guest Artists Jack and Gay McNeal
Jack and Gay McNeal - Photography and Fabric Art
Featured Guest Artists Jack and Gay McNeal
Galleries
March 16 (10am-6pm)

Fine art photography and fabric art, through March 29.

Gallery at Marina Square
greg@galleryatmarinasquare.com
Phone: 772-1068
http://galleryatmarinasquare.com

Gallery at Marina Square
601 Embarcadero Ste. 10
Morro Bay 93442

Cost: Free

COLOR Exhibit
COLOR Exhibit
Galleries
March 16

Color as an element of art and used as the language of the artist, can be a powerful tool to express the artist’s idea. This exhibit is on display through March 28.

Carlota Santa Cruz
president@pasoroblesartassociatio.org
Phone: 237-5473
http://pasoroblesartassociation.org

Studios On The Park
1130 Pine St.
Paso Robles 93447

Cost: Free

RALPH BACERRA: EXQUISITE BEAUTY
Ralph Bacerra, 12 lid egg vessel
RALPH BACERRA: EXQUISITE BEAUTY
Museums
March 16 (11am-5pm)

Collectors and viewers alike will relish this rare opportunity to view and acquire Ralph Bacerra artworks. Ralph Bacerra was a LA–based ceramics artist known for creating pieces adorned with complex patterns and mesmerizing color,  through April 2.

Jody Kocsis
jkocsis@sloma.org
Phone: 543-8562
http://sloma.org

San Luis Obispo Museum of Art
1010 Broad St.
San Luis Obispo 93401

Cost: Free admission, donations welcome

SMALL WORKS EXHIBIT
Openings and Receptions
March 16

Trilogy Art Group (TAG) will be exhibiting paintings, photos, jewelry, pottery, and sculpture with 20% of sales going to the Friends of the Nipomo Library, through March 31.

Dorothy Modafferi
tdmod7@icloud.com
Phone: 219-0239

Nipomo Library
918 W. Teffifoll
Nipomo 93444

Cost: Free

Julie Dunn and Roger Coms exhibit
Montana de Oro by Julie Dunn
Julie Dunn and Roger Coms exhibit
Openings and Receptions
March 16 (2pm)

Tempera Batik paintings by Julie Dunn and woodworking by Roger Combs, through April 30.

Linda Lewis
lindalewisjewelry@gmail.com
Phone: 544-1036
http://sayvacreativegallery.com

Sayva Creative Studio and Gallery
65 Landing Passage
Avila Beach 93424

Cost: Free

Kim Ferrell Art Show
Artwork of Kim Ferrell Exhibit at Los Osos Fitness
Kim Ferrell Art Show
Special Art Events
March 16 (All day)

Featuring portraits of fierce and strong athletic woman, through March 31.

Laura Samuel
Phone: 528-1190
http://losososfitness.com

Los Osos Fitness
1078 Los Osos Valley Rd.
Los Osos 93402

Cost: Free

Kid Stuff

ART STUDIO ACTIVITY: MUD PAINTING
March 16 (10am-5pm)

Paint a colorful picture using a mixture of mud and paint, through March 19.

Sheryl
info@slocm.org
Phone: 545-5874
http://slocm.org

San Luis Obispo Children's Museum
1010 Nipomo St.
San Luis Obispo 93401

MOONLIGHT MUSEUM HOURS
March 16 (5-8pm)

Visit the museum for free, March 16. Parenting is tough and sometimes it’s nice to ask an expert. Come chat and get advice from Dona Hare Price from 5-6:30pm. Dona has worked in special education for over 30 years.

Sheryl
info@slocm.org
Phone: 545-5874
http://slocm.org

San Luis Obispo Children's Museum
1010 Nipomo St.
San Luis Obispo 93401

Lectures and Learning

Seed Saver Workshop
Classes
March 16 (3:30-4:30pm)

Join Elizabeth Johnson from SLO Seed Savers for information about growing plants from organic seeds, and how to save them. For all ages. March 16.

Margaret Kensinger-Klopfer
mkensingerklopfer@slolibrary.org
Phone: 781-4796
http://slolibrary.org

Nipomo Library
918 W. Tefft St.
Nipomo 93444

Cost: Free

Support Groups

ALZHEIMER'S / DEMENTIA CAREGIVERS SUPPORT GROUP
March 16 (1-2:30pm)

Support Group for family caregivers of those with dementia, third Thrusday of the month. Supervised socialization of persons with dementia provided in adjoining room with prior arrangement. April 20.

Coast Caregiver Resource Center
noreeno@coastcrc.org
Phone: 534-9234

First Baptist Church Activity Building
1900 Los Osos Valley Rd.
Los Osos 93402

Cost: Free

Spouse/Partner Loss Support
March 16 (11:30am-1pm)

through May 11. This is a specific support group designed for those who have a spouse or partner that has passed. This support group is for adults who want group support from those also grieving the loss of a partner or spouse.

Tony Huffaker, LMFT
tonyhuffaker@hospiceslo.org
Phone: 544-2266

Hospice SLO
1304 Pacific St.
San Luis Obispo 93420

Cost: Free

Volunteers

WILSHIRE SENIOR PEER COUNSELING FUNDAMENTALS TRAINING
March 16 (1-4pm)

through April 13. The Senior Peer Counseling program trains volunteers ages 55 and up to provide free in-home supportive counseling to seniors. Counselors help seniors improve their quality of life and maintain their independence as they navigate various challenges. 

Jennifer Kaplan, Program Associate
jkaplan@wilshirehcs.org
Phone: 547-7025 Ext. 14

Wilshire Community Services
277 South St. Ste. J
San Luis Obispo 93410

Cost: Free