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March 26

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

Community Vegan Potluck
March 21,April 18,May 16(6-8pm)

every third Tuesday of the month through May 16. This ongoing community vegan potluck is free and open to all. Doors open at 5:45pm and at 6pm the potluck begins. Short films/discussion begin 6:45-7pm, done by 8pm. Vegan dining is a plant-based cuisine containing no animal products. All are welcome.

Jenny B.
heyjenny@gmail.com
Phone: 234-7279

Unitaraian Universalist Fellowship Hall
2201 Lawton Ave.
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

MIDDLE SCHOOL ART

through May 3. Features artwork from Flamson and Lewis and Middle Schools.

sasha@studiosonthepark.org
Phone: 238-9800
http://studiosonthepark.org

Studios on the Park
1130 Pine St.
Paso Robles 93446

CALIFORNIA SCULPTURE SLAM
CALIFORNIA SCULPTURE SLAM
Call For Artists

through May 24. California Sculpture SLAM showcases current works by established and up-and-coming California sculptors, providing a platform for a variety of concepts and materials. Juror Brigitte Micmacker is the co-founder and gallerist at Sculpturesite Gallery.

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

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

David Jonas - A Retrospect
David Jonas - A Retrospect
Openings and Receptions
(Noon-4pm daily)

March 23 through May 1. Morro Bay Art Association is proud to present the intensely moving retrospective art exhibit of David Jonas (1926 - 2014). Artist Reception March 26, 2-4pm.

artcenter.morrobay@gmail.com
Phone: 772-2504
http://artcentermorrobay.org

Art Center Morro Bay
835 Main St.
Morro Bay 93442

Sense of Identity
Sense of Identity
Openings and Receptions

through May 1. Artwork in this thought provoking exhibit, is inspired by the artists’ personal or public sense of identity.

Art Center Morro Bay
artcenter.morrobay@gmail.com
Phone: 772-2504
http://artcentermorrobay.org

Art Center Morro Bay
835 Main St.
Morro Bay 93442

Kid Stuff

Kids Pottery CLASSES
Create and Learn
March 18,March 21,March 23,March 25,March 28,March 30,April 1,April 4,April 6,April 8,April 11,April 13,April 15,April 18,April 20,April 22,April 25,April 27,April 29,May 2,May 4,May 6,May 9,May 11,May 13,May 16

through May 16. Classes in wheel throwing and sculpting for ages 6 up. There is also pre-made pottery for kids to paint available for all ages.

Shevon Sullivan
anamcre.ss@gmail.com
Phone: 896-6197
http://anamcre.com

Shevon Sullivan
1243 Monterey St.
San Luis Obispo 93401

Pottery Classes
Create and Learn
March 17,March 24,March 31,April 7,April 14,April 21,April 28,May 5(3:45-5:30pm)

for ages 13 and up, through May 11. Enrich your creative young soul on the potters wheel or sculpt a figure out of clay. There is also a selection of pre-made bisque ware to glaze. Includes snacks.

Shevon Sullivan
anamcre.ss@gmail.com
Phone: 896-6197
http://anamcre.com

Anam Cre' Pottery
1243 Monterey St.
San Luis Obispo 93401

Cost: $30

Sports and Wellness

OUTDOOR QI GONG
Lessons and Classes
March 24,March 31,April 7,April 14,April 21,April 28,May 5,May 12,May 19(10:30am)

through May 19. Qi Gong is a powerful health and spiritual development system from China. Focusing on deep breathing, flowing movements,and meditations, it is easy to learn amd  fun. Led by certified teacher Devin Wallace. Call first!

Devin Wallace
devinwalla@gmail.com
Phone: 709-2227

Tidelands Park
351 Embarcadero
Morro Bay 93442

Cost: Suggested donation: $10

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

GENERAL GRIEF SUPPORT GROUP
March 21,March 28,April 4,April 11,April 18,April 25,May 2,May 9,May 16(6-7:30pm)

Every Tuesday. 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
tonyhuffaker@hospiceslo.org
Phone: 544-2266
http://hospiceslo.org

Hospice SLO
1304 Pacific St.
San Luis Obispo 93401

Cost: Free

GENERAL GRIEF SUPPORT GROUP
March 22,March 29,April 5,April 12,April 19,April 26,May 3,May 10,May 17(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.

Jeff Whitlow
jeffwhitlow@hospiceslo.org
Phone: 544-2266
http://hospiceslo.org

Hospice SLO
517 13th St.
Paso Robles 93446

Cost: Free

NAR - ANON Support Group (Let it Begin With Me)
March 26,April 2,April 9,April 16,April 23,April 30,May 7,May 14,May 21(7pm)

Nar-Anon family groups is for those who know or have known a feeling of desperation concerning the addiction of someone very near to you. Meetings every Sunday.

Sally
sallysunsetphoto@gmail.com
Phone: 458-7655

St. Stephens Episcopal Church
1344 Nipomo St.
San Luis Obispo 93401

Special Events

CAMP FIRE COMMUNITY HIKES
Camp Fire's Teens In Action Hike to Islay Hills
CAMP FIRE COMMUNITY HIKES
March 26 (1pm)

Camp Fire Central Coast is sponsoring community hikes twice a month. Next hike is scheduled for March 26. Lead outdoor enthusiast and club leader, Wes Armstrong, will be leading a group to Islay Hill Open Space.

Shari
symccarthy222@gmail.com
Phone: 481-5618
http://campfirecentralcoast.org

Islay Hills
Sweet Bay Ln.
San Luis Obispo 93401

Cost: Free

Stage

FUDDY MEERS-A COMEDY BY DAVID LINDSAY-ALBAIRE
Fuddy MeerS
FUDDY MEERS-A COMEDY BY DAVID LINDSAY-ALBAIRE
March 26 (Fri. and Sat.: 7:30pm; Sun.: 2pm)

A comedy by David Lindsay-Albaire, through April 9. Fuddy Meers tells the story of an amnesiac, Claire, who awakens each morning as a blank slate on which her husband and teenage son must imprint the facts of her life.

CCAT
cambriacenterforthearts.org
Phone: 927-8150

Cambria Center for the Arts Theatre
1350 Main St.
Cambria 93428

Cost: $20

WINE COUNTRY THEATRE PRESENTS<em> NOISES OFF!</em>
WINE COUNTRY THEATRE PRESENTS NOISES OFF!
March 26 (7pm on Fri. and Sat., 2pm on Sun.)

Considered the funniest farce ever written, Noises Off is a roller coaster, side-splitting look at theatre. Nothing heavy, nothing ground-breaking, just plain old hysterical lunacy, through April 2.

Cynthia Anthony
cynthia@winecountrytheatre.com
Phone: 800-838-3006
http://winecountrytheatre.com

Park Ballroom
1232 Park St.
Pso Robles 93446

Cost: $25 for general, $20 for groups of 8 or more, $15 for students

Film and TV

<em>THE BEST DEMOCRACY MONEY CAN BUY</em> SCREENING
Reporter Greg Palast at the Fremont Theater
THE BEST DEMOCRACY MONEY CAN BUY SCREENING
March 26 (5:30pm)

Join investigative reporter Greg Palast for a one night only screening of his new film, March 26. Palast exposes the real fraud against voters and the big money pushingthis fraud.

SLO Speaks
slospeaks@gmail.com
Phone: 317-6661
http://facebook.com

Fremont Theater
1035 Monterey St
San Luis Obispo 93401

Cost: $5

Music

JAM WITH JILL KNIGHT
March 26

Bring your instruments and jam with Jill Knight every Sunday night, through April 16.

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

Pewter Plough Playhouse
828 Main. St.
Cambria 93428

Cost: $5

SING ALONG SUNDAYS
March 26 (1-4pm)

through April 30. Featuring Guitar Circus every Sunday. This is an all request live performance. Food and drinks are available all day. All ages welcome.

Rhonda
rhonda@milestonetavern.com
Phone: 439-4316
http://milestonetavern.com

Milestone Tavern
972 Foothill Blvd
San Luis Obispo 93401

Cost: Free

FLAMENCO
FLAMENCO
March 26 (6pm)

A spectacular evening that will transport you to Southern Spain, with Senen Sentio. Gypsy Flamenco dancer La Gitane and Ricardo Diaz on Flamenco Guitar. Traditional Spanish tapas prepared by renowned Chef Jose Dahan. March 26.

La Gitane
lagitanedansant@gmail.com
Phone: 467-9463

Silver Horse Winery
6985 Ontario Rd.
San Luis Obispo 93405

Cost: $25

In the Mood
In the Mood
March 26 (2pm)

Featuring a 13-piece Big Band and a half dozen singer-dancers, March 26.

Performing Arts Center
performingartscenter.slo@gmail.com
Phone: 756-4849
http://pacslo.org

Performing Arts Center
1 Grand Ave.
San Luis Obispo 93407

Cost: $28-$68

JON STEPHEN LIVE
Guitarist Jon Stephen
JON STEPHEN LIVE
March 26 (2-5pm)

March 26. Enjoy Nuevo Flamenco music by guitarist Jon Stephen. 21 and over only please. No pets.

Andrea Bradford
mrs.vino@morovino.com
Phone: 627-1443
http://morovino.com

Morovino Winery
468 Front St.
Avila Beach 93424

Cost: $10, includes wine tasting

Midnight Rose Jazz Band and the Cabrillo High School Jazz Band
March 26 (11am-4:30pm)

March 26. Jam session starts at 11am (bring your instrument and join in). $5 and $10. Food and  drinks available.

George Smith
k6kdp@aol.com
Phone: 481-7840
http://pismojazz.com

Pismo Veterans Memorial Bldg
780 Bello St.
Pismo Beach 93449.

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

Orchestra Novo and Michael Nowak present Brandenburg Concerti
Orchestra Novo and Michael Nowak present Brandenburg Concerti
March 26 (3pm)

Stately, graceful,and elegant, the Brandenburg Concerti performed live by Orchestra Novo led by Maestro Michael Nowak. Featured soloists: Brynn Albanese, David Hennessee, Karen Loewi-Jones, Janice Tipton, Allan Vogel, David Washburn, and Ian Pritchard. March 26.

Zette Harbour
zetteharbour@gmail.com
Phone: 528-8234
http://orchestranovo.com

Mission San Luis Obispo de Tolosa
751 Palm St.
San Luis Obispo 93401

Cost: $25-$40

SIDNEY WILLSON YOUNG AND FRIENDS LIVE
Sidney Willson Young and Friends Band Together
SIDNEY WILLSON YOUNG AND FRIENDS LIVE
March 26

Local folk groups join forces to perform the music of Sidney Willson Young on Sunday, March 26.

Sidney Willson Young
swillson55@gmail.com
Phone: 305-9950

Coalesce Bookstore Chapel
845 Main St.
Morro Bay 93442

Cost: $15

SYMPHONY OF THE VINES - TRIO AND COMPANY
March 26 (4pm)

Featuring Torsten Juul-Borre - piano, Grace Dodd - violin, Hilary Clark - cello,Jonathan Morgan - viola, David George - bass, March 26, performing a piano quartet.

Greg Magie
syphonyvines@gmail.com
Phone: 235-0687
http://symphonyofthevines.org

Cass Vineyard and Winery
7350 Linne Rd.
Paso Robles 93446

Cost: $30 for adults, $27 seniors, $15 for students

The Trio and Company
March 26 (4pm)

A concert featuring pianist Torsten Juul-Borre, violinist Grace Seng, violist Jonathan Morgan, cellist Hilary Clark, and bassist David George, presented by Symphony of the Vines. March 26.

Greg Magie
symphonyvines@gmail.com
Phone: 235-0687

Cass Vineyard and Winery
7350 Linne Rd.
Paso Robles 93446

Writers and Literature

SOUTH COUNTY POETRY
Poetry
March 26 (5:30pm)

Featured poet is Dian Sousa, followed by an open mic. March 26.

Evelyn Cole
evycole@inbox.com
Phone: 473-0230

South County Poetry
301 Trinity Way
Arroyo Grande 93420

Cost: Free

Art

LESLIE HANNON: CLOSURE
Leslie Hannon,
LESLIE HANNON: CLOSURE
March 26 (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 26

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 26 (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

Featured Artist Dottie Visker
Fine Art Mixed Media Paintings by Dottie Visker
Featured Artist Dottie Visker
Galleries
March 26 (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 26 (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 26

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 26 (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

Julie Dunn and Roger Coms exhibit
Montana de Oro by Julie Dunn
Julie Dunn and Roger Coms exhibit
Openings and Receptions
March 26 (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

Kid Stuff

ART STUDIO ACTIVITY: DECORATED MUSICAL RAIN STICK
March 26 (10am-5pm)

through March 26. Add rice and corn to a plastic bottle filled with sticks. What does it sound like when you shake it?

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

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

Cost: Admission

Support Groups

NAR - ANON Support Group (Let it Begin With Me)
March 26 (7pm)

Nar-Anon family groups is for those who know or have known a feeling of desperation concerning the addiction of someone very near to you. Meetings every Sunday.

Sally
sallysunsetphoto@gmail.com
Phone: 458-7655

St. Stephens Episcopal Church
1344 Nipomo St.
San Luis Obispo 93401