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March 28

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

EASTER ARRIVES AT THE WILSHIRE HOSPICE HOPE CHEST
March 28 (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 28

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

HOMESHARESLO TEA IN THE CHAPEL
HomeShareSLO Tea in the Chapel March 28
HOMESHARESLO TEA IN THE CHAPEL
March 28 (10am)

Have an extra room in your home? Looking for affordable housing? Join HomeShareSLO for an informal tea chat in the Coalesce Garden Chapel behind the bookstore to talk about how homesharing might work for you. March 28.

Celeste
celestehomeshareslo@gmail.com
Phone: 215-5474
http://homeshareslo.org

Coalesce Bookstore
845 Main St.
Morro Bay 93442

Cost: Free

Music

Pint Night with 33rpm
Pint Night with 33rpm
March 28 (10pm)

Local Rock Reggae Band 33rpm play March 28. It's pint night so bring your drinkin' and dancin' shoes.

Jo
info@frognpeachpub.com
Phone: 595-3764

Frog and Peach pub
728 Higuera St.
San Luis Obispo 93401

Cost: Free

Art

Springtime Succulence
Springtime Succulence
March 28

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

ART BY FELLER
ART BY FELLER
Artists
March 28

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 28 (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 28 (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

CENTRAL COAST WATERCOLOR SOCIETY MONTHLY PROGRAM MEETING
CENTRAL COAST WATERCOLOR SOCIETY MONTHLY PROGRAM MEETING
Meetings and Associations
March 28 (6:30pm)

March 28. Social time and potluck will be followed by a one-night member show. Members are asked to bring one matted or framed painting and a main dish, salad, or dessert for all to enjoy. Prospective members welcome.

Mari O'Brien, Publicity Chair
arttrekfineart@gmail.com
Phone: 439-0295
http://ccwsart.com

San Luis Obispo United Methodist Church (Wesley Room)
1515 Fredericks St.
San Luis Obispo 93405

Cost: Free

SMALL WORKS EXHIBIT
Openings and Receptions
March 28

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

Kid Stuff

AIKIDO FOR AGES 4-6
Practicing Peaceful Power
AIKIDO FOR AGES 4-6
March 28 (3pm)

through April 11. Youngsters age 4-6 have fun and express healthy energy as they learn mind body skills, social skills, and peaceful power. Aiki-MITES class is derived from the peaceful martial art Aikido. Pre-registeration required.

Aikido of San Luis Obispo
aikidoslo@icloud.com
Phone: 544-8866
http://aikidosanluisobispo.com

Budo Ryu
3536 South Higuera
San Luis Obispo 93401

PYJAMA DRAMA - PARENT AND ME IMAGINATIVE PLAY CLASSES
Pyjama Drama
PYJAMA DRAMA - PARENT AND ME IMAGINATIVE PLAY CLASSES
March 28 (10:15am, 11:am, 3:15pm, 4pm)

Children 6 months to age 7 can develop language skills, coordination, cooperation and creative problem solving, while having tons of fun. Weekly classes on Tuesdays through March 28. 15 percent sibling discount. No parent required for ages 5-7.

Sarah
sarahrijnen@pyjamadrama.com
Phone: 473-5473
http://arroyogrande.org

Pacific Christian Center
207 Pilgrim Way
Arroyo Grande 93420

Cost: First 3 classes for $30

ART STUDIO ACTIVITY: DRIP ART/3D RAIN DROPS
March 28 (10am-5pm)

Use a pipette to drip a mixture of glue, water, and paint to create 3D raindrops, through April 1.

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

Kids Pottery CLASSES
Create and Learn
March 28

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

Sports and Wellness

BREATHWORK WITH KRISHNA
BREATHWORK WITH KRISHNA
Lessons and Classes
March 28 (7-9pm)

through April 4. This powerful experience weaves the mind, body, and emotions together allowing you to become more congruent with your soul. Harnessing the prana with a 2 part breath meditation to detox your physical, emotional, and energetic being.

Lauren
tao@eastwellbeing.com
Phone: 542-9500
http://eastwellbeing.com/classes

East Wellbeing & Tea
1238 Monterey St.
San Luis Obispo 93401

Cost: $15

QI GONG WITH ANN NEWLAND
QI GONG WITH ANN NEWLAND
Lessons and Classes
March 28 (5:30-6:30pm)

through April 4. Qi Gong is a low impact exercise to help the busy person reduce stress, and increase vitality.

Lauren
tao@eastwellbeing.com
Phone: 542-9500
http://eastwellbeing.com/classes

East Wellbeing and Tea
1238 Monterey St.
San Luis Obispo 93401

Cost: $15

50 Plus Yoga Classes
Certified Yoga Instructor-Doris Lance
50 Plus Yoga Classes
Lessons and Classes
March 28 (1pm)

A different type of yoga class, focusing on muscle flexibility and balance, and designed for men and women over 50 years old, is being offered Tuesdays, through April 25.

Doris Lance
avidhiker2@yahoo.com
Phone: (760) 382-3560
http://prcity.com/recreation

City of Paso Robles Recreation Services
600 Nickerson Dr.
Paso Robles 93446

Cost: $45 per month; $85 for 8 classes

Lectures and Learning

Creating a Budget
Creating a Budget
Classes
March 28 (4:30pm)

Would you like to learn how to or better manage your budget? Come join this interactive workshop where you will be assisted in creating a budget that works for you. March 28.

Bianca Guillen
bguillen@ccgoodwill.org
Phone: 472-6668

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

Cost: Free

Support Groups

SPOUSE/PARTNER LOSS SUPPORT
March 28 (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

GENERAL GRIEF SUPPORT GROUP
March 28 (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

Volunteers

WILSHIRE SENIOR PEER COUNSELING FUNDAMENTALS TRAINING
March 28 (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