Sunday, April 30, 2017     Volume: 31, Issue: 40
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March 30

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

LIGHT
April is Light!
LIGHT
Galleries
March 30,March 31,April 1,April 2,April 3,April 6,April 7,April 8,April 9,April 10,April 13,April 14,April 15,April 16,April 17,April 20,April 21,April 22,April 23,April 24,April 27,April 28,April 29,April 30,May 1(Noon-7pm)

Paso Robles Art Association member artists share their unique and varied perspectives on the subject of light. Reflections, sources, symbology all pull you into the artists’ worlds, through May 1.

Carlota Cruz
president@pasoroblesartassociation.org
Phone: 238-5473
http://pasoroblesartassociation.org

Studios on The Park
1130 Pine St.
Paso Robles 93447

Cost: Free

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 30 (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 30

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

A PASSION FOR PASO: OLIVES!
March 30 (6:00-7:30pm)

Learn about all things olive in this frewew, informative olive oil tasting class led by Jennifer Holmes of We Olive. March 30.

Karen Christiansen
kchristiansen@prcity.com
Phone: 237-3870
http://prcity.evanced.info/signup/EventDetails?eventid=584

Paso Robles City Library Conference Room
1000 Spring St.
Paso Robles 93446

Cost: Free

Stage

<em>West Side Story</em>
West Side Story
March 30

Presented by Templeton High School Drama, through April 1. This romantic musical update of Romeo and Juliet is directed by 3-time AHSTF Director's Award recipient, Catherine Kingsbury.

Olivia
ojavier714@gmail.com
Phone: 591-4770

Templeton Performing Arts Center
1200 S. Main St.
Templeton 93465

Cost: Adult: $15 Student/Senior: $12

<em>JAMES AND THE GIANT PEACH</em> MUSICAL
James and the Giant Peach is a
JAMES AND THE GIANT PEACH MUSICAL
March 30 (7pm)

March 30, 31, and April 1. Enjoy this offbeat family adaptation of Roald Dahl's fantasy of a boy, his insect friends, and their amazing journey across the ocean on a giant piece of fruit.

MBHS
ccfamilyed@gmail.com
Phone: 771-1845
http://facebook.com/events/1811331302449955

Morro Bay High School Cafeteria
235 Atascadero Rd.
Morro Bay 93442

Cost: $8-$9

Music

THE BANJERDAN SHOW WELCOMES MATTHEW FRANTZ
Matthew Frantz
THE BANJERDAN SHOW WELCOMES MATTHEW FRANTZ
March 30 (6pm)

Songwriter Matthew Frantz will be the special guest on The BanjerDan Show, March 30.

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

Art

LESLIE HANNON: CLOSURE
Leslie Hannon,
LESLIE HANNON: CLOSURE
March 30 (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 30

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 30 (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 30

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

LIGHT
April is Light!
LIGHT
Galleries
March 30 (Noon-7pm)

Paso Robles Art Association member artists share their unique and varied perspectives on the subject of light. Reflections, sources, symbology all pull you into the artists’ worlds, through May 1.

Carlota Cruz
president@pasoroblesartassociation.org
Phone: 238-5473
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 30 (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 30

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 30 (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: DRIP ART/3D RAIN DROPS
March 30 (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 30

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

Vanaspati Ganja Yoga
Vanaspati Ganja Yoga
Special Events
March 30 (7pm)

Vanaspati Ganja Yoga is a cannabis enhanced yoga class in the beautiful and peaceful town of Cambria. Come join us and wind down with complimentary cannabis to vape and artisanal edibles in this hour long Restorative Yoga class. March 30.

Miho Watanabe
hello@vanaspati.yoga
Phone: 395-6778
http://vanaspati.yoga

Venue location to be provided upon registration
Cambria 93428

Cost: $20

Fundraisers

THE NERD DRESS REHEARSAL FUNDRAISER
March 30 (7pm)

Benefit for the Cal Poly Women's Club Scholarship Fund, March 30.

VAL BARBOZA
vbarboza@calpoly.edu
Phone: 264-5901
http://slolittletheater.org

SLO Little Theater
888 Morro St.
San Luis Obispo 93401

Cost: $20

Support Groups

Spouse/Partner Loss Support
March 30 (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 30 (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