Saturday, April 29, 2017     Volume: 31, Issue: 40
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Should oil companies be allowed to drill off the coast in SLO County?

Who are we to stand in the way of a company's profits? Drill away!
Yes but we should be sensitive to environmental concerns and only allow a few drilling operations.
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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April 7

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

CHURCH SPONSORED VINTAGE AND THRIFT
April 2,April 3,April 4,April 5,April 6,April 7,April 9,April 10,April 11,April 12,April 13,April 14,April 16,April 17,April 18,April 19,April 20,April 21,April 23,April 24,April 25,April 26,April 27,April 28,April 30(10am)

All proceeds will go to Valley View Adventist Academy. Currently accepting donations of gently used clothing and furniture. Grand opening April 30.

Gail Mitchell
Gailmitchellj@gmail.com
Phone: 459-8316

Treasure Barn
2794 Halcyon
Arroyo Grande 93420

Stage

<em>EDUCATING RITA</em>
Toni Young and Gene Strohl
EDUCATING RITA
April 7,April 8,April 9,April 14,April 15,April 16,April 21,April 22,April 23,April 28,April 29,April 30(Fri./Sat.: 7:30pm, Sun.: 3pm)

A dramedy by Willy Russell, through April 30.. 46 year old hairdresser, Rita, enrolls in open education at Liverpoole University, in hopes of finding herself and culture.

Pewter Plough
rebeccajbuckley@aol.com
Phone: 927-3877

Pewter Plough Playhouse
828 Main St.
Cambria 93428

Cost: $22

Music

SING ALONG SUNDAYS
March 5,March 12,March 19,March 26,April 2,April 9,April 16,April 23,April 30(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

Writers and Literature

MORRO BAY BOOK DISCUSSION GROUP
Morro Bay Book Discussion Group - Morro Bay Library
MORRO BAY BOOK DISCUSSION GROUP
April 5,April 12,April 19,April 26,May 3,May 10,May 17(10am-noon)

1st and 3rd Wednesdays, through May 17. Download the booklists to find out what book is discussed each week at morrobaybookdiscussiongroup.org.

Karen
karen@live-now.org
Phone: 772-9268
http://morrobaybookdiscussiongroup.org/

Morro Bay Library
625 Harbor St.
Morro Bay 93442

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

THE ART OF THE KIMONO

through April 30. Featuring historic and Contemporary kimonos.

info@sloma.org
Phone: 543-8562
http://sloma.org

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

FOLDED AND FLAT: SHIBORI BY ANA LISA HEDSTROM
Folded and Flat 1
FOLDED AND FLAT: SHIBORI BY ANA LISA HEDSTROM
March 4,March 5,March 6,March 8,March 9,March 10,March 11,March 12,March 13,March 15,March 16,March 17,March 18,March 19,March 20,March 22,March 23,March 24,March 25,March 26,March 27,March 29,March 30,March 31,April 1,April 2,April 3,April 5,April 6,April 7,April 8,April 9,April 10,April 12,April 13,April 14,April 15,April 16,April 17,April 19,April 20,April 21,April 22,April 23,April 24,April 26,April 27,April 28,April 29,April 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

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

JESSICA FORTE, PAUL SIMMONS, and BRAD TUCKER EXHIBIT

through April 30.

Phone: 543-9633
http://leftfieldgallery.com

Left Field Gallery
1242 Monterey St. #110
San Luis Obispo 93401

ART AFTER DARK
ART AFTER DARK
April 7,May 5(6-9pm)

Art After Dark, a program of ARTS Obispo, a free, self-guided tour of galleries and non-traditional art venues showcasing the work of local visual, literary and performing artists, held the first Friday of the month. April 7 through May 1.

Lori Lerian
lori@artsobispo.org
Phone: 544-9251
http://artsobispo.org/art-after-dark/what-is-art-after-dark

Various
Downtown
San Luis Obispo 93401

Cost: Free

M.L. BURDICK EXHIBIT
BF (She Knows)
M.L. BURDICK EXHIBIT
Artists
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,May 3,May 4,May 5,May 6,May 7,May 8,May 9,May 10,May 11,May 12,May 13,May 14,May 15,May 16,May 17,May 18,May 19,May 20,May 21,May 22,May 23,May 24,May 25,May 26,May 27,May 28,May 29,May 30,May 31,June 1(Noon-8 pm)

A selection of abstract ink and mixed media works by local artist M.L. Burdick will be on display through June 1.

Erin
staxwine@yahoo.com
Phone: 772-5055
http://staxwine.com

STAX Wine Bar
1099 Embarcadero
Morro Bay 93442

Cost: Free

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

#PEOPLEWATCHING
Galleries
(11am-6pm)

An exhibit by Julie Frankel featuring observations from Scout Coffee, Steynberg Gallery, Jaffa Cafe, Port San Luis Beach, LAX, Starbucks, and other locations, through April 30.

Julie Frankel
julierf@mac.com
Phone: 541-4668

2blondes Boutique
1115 Broad St.
San Luis Obispo 93401

Cost: Free

SLOMA EXHIBITION: NEW VISIONS
Night Fall, Kabe Russell; Morro, AlexDepue
SLOMA EXHIBITION: NEW VISIONS
Museums
(11am-5pm )

The San Luis Obispo Museum of Art and Central Coast Photographic Society are pleased to announce"New Visions: California Juried Photography from through May 14.

SLOMA
info@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 welcome

SLOMA EXHIBITION: SIX SQUARED
Provence
SLOMA EXHIBITION: SIX SQUARED
Museums
(11am-5pm )

The San Luis Obispo Museum of Art presents Six Squared, an exhibition of traditional print media by the Central Coast Printmakers on view in the McMeen Gallery from through May 28.

SLOMA
info@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 welcome

Julie Dunn and Roger Coms exhibit
Montana de Oro by Julie Dunn
Julie Dunn and Roger Coms exhibit
Openings and Receptions
March 3,March 4,March 5,March 9,March 10,March 11,March 12,March 16,March 17,March 18,March 19,March 23,March 24,March 25,March 26,March 30,March 31,April 1,April 2,April 6,April 7,April 8,April 9,April 13,April 14,April 15,April 16,April 20,April 21,April 22,April 23,April 27,April 28,April 29,April 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

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

SPRING JURIED ART SHOW
Tera Galanti - exhibit juror
SPRING JURIED ART SHOW
Openings and Receptions
March 31,April 1,April 2,April 6,April 7,April 8,April 9,April 13,April 14,April 15,April 16,April 20,April 21,April 22,April 23,April 27,April 28,April 29,April 30(1-4pm)

through April 30. Cambria Arts Center hosts annual juried art show for paintings, photography, 3D artwork, etc. Juror is Tera Galanti, a Cal Poly art professor and mixed-media artist.

Kerry Drager
kerry.drager@gmail.com
Phone: 927-8190

Cambria Center for the Arts
1350 Main St.
Cambria 93428

Cost: Free

PETITE PLEIN AIR GEMS
Morning Greeting
PETITE PLEIN AIR GEMS
Openings and Receptions

Coldwell Banker is pleased to feature Laurel Sherrie's paintings, through April 30. Laurel painted these miniatures locally on location, capturing fleeting moments to share forever of treasured places.

Laurel Sherrie
laurel@laurelsherrie.com
Phone: 473-4640
http://laurelsherrie.com

Coldwell Banker
1234 Monterey St. #110
San Luis Obispo 93401

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

SLOCO Massage and Yoga
SLOCO Massage and Yoga
(5:45pm)

through April 30. Enjoy an invigorating yoga flow followed with a long restorative savasana that includes intuitive massage of the scalp, hands and feet. Relax and unwind at SLOCO during this semi-private, all-inclusive yoga session.

SLOCO Massage & Wellness Spa
natasha@slocomassage.com
Phone: 439-2515
http://slocomassage.com/

SLOCO Massage and Wellness Spa
1957 Santa Barbara Ave. #101
San Luis Obispo 93401

Cost: $25

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

AIKIDO AT MORRO BAY COMMUNITY CENTER
Lessons and Classes
April 4,April 6,April 11,April 13,April 18,April 20,April 25,April 27,May 2,May 4,May 9,May 11,May 16,May 18,May 23,May 25,May 30(5:15-6:45pm)

Aikido is a Japanese martial art based on redirecting an attacker's force harmlessly. Visitors are welcome to watch and new students can start at any time. Ages 12 and up, through May 30.

Greg Barker
gabarker@sbcglobal.net
Phone: 704-8613

Morro Bay Community Center
1001 Kennedy Way
Morro Bay 93442

Cost: $37/month

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

North County Farmers Market
North County Farmers Market
April 5,April 12,April 19,April 26,May 3,May 10,May 17,May 24(3-6pm)

The City of Atascadero and the North County Farmer’s Market are extremely pleased to announce the relocation of Farmer’s Market to the Sunken Gardens in Downtown Atascadero, through May 24.

Terrie banish
tbanish@atascadero.org
Phone: 470-3490

Sunken Gardens
6500 Palma Ave
Atascadero 93422

Cost: Free

Lectures and Learning

Mindful YOUniversity 101
Classes
April 6,April 13,April 20,April 27,May 4,May 11,May 18,May 25(5-6pm)

through May 25. Stressed? Burnt out? Well-being is a skill. Learn/practice mindfulness. Rewire your brain. Respond more skillfully to life’s pressures. No drop-ins.

Dee DiGioia
mindfulkindfulyou@gmail.com
Phone: 270-5523
http://mindfulkindfulYOUniversity.com

Grover Beach Elementary School (library)
365 10th St.
Grover Beach 93433

Cost: $35

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

HIGH SCHOOL GRIEF GROUP
April 5,April 12,April 19,April 26,May 3,May 10,May 17,May 24,May 31(3:30-5pm)

Hospice SLO will be offering a drop-in adolescent grief group on Wednesdays from through June 7.

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

Hospice SLO
1304 Pacific St.
San Luis Obispo 93401

Cost: Free

OVEREATERS ANONYMOUS
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,May 3,May 4,May 5,May 6,May 7,May 8,May 9,May 10,May 11,May 12,May 13,May 14,May 15,May 16,May 17,May 18,May 19,May 20,May 21,May 22,May 23,May 24,May 25,May 26,May 27,May 28,May 29,May 30,May 31,June 1,June 2,June 3,June 4,June 5,June 6(Various)

Do you struggle with food and eating? Do you purge, restrict, or binge for no apparent reason? Overeaters Anonymous can help. No dues or fees. Weekly meetings throughout county. Go to oacentralcoast.org for more info or leave message at 596-5033.

Overeaters Anonymous
centralcoastintergroup@gmail.com

SLO County

Cost: Free

Special Events

EASTER ARRIVES AT THE WILSHIRE HOSPICE HOPE CHEST
April 7 (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

Paso Robles Dance Hall
April 7 (7pm)

through April 28. Join other social dancers on a 3,000 square foot dance floor, Friday nights from 7-9 pm. A DJ plays tunes to a variety dance styles. $9 per person.

Tina Scarsella
tinascarsella@gmail.com
Phone: 835-2076

Paso Robles Dance Hall
600 Nickerson Blvd.
Paso Robles 93446

Cost: $9

ODD AND INTERESTING GEMSTONES EXHIBIT
Azurite Nodule Suspended in Sterling Silver
ODD AND INTERESTING GEMSTONES EXHIBIT
April 7

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

LUXURIOUS LINEN CLOTHING NOW AVAILABLE
April 7 (10am-5pm)

through April 15. Stop by and browse this special linen clothing rack.

Jenann
jamclennan@wilshirehcs.org
Phone: 545-5955

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

CHURCH SPONSORED VINTAGE AND THRIFT
April 7 (10am)

All proceeds will go to Valley View Adventist Academy. Currently accepting donations of gently used clothing and furniture. Grand opening April 30.

Gail Mitchell
Gailmitchellj@gmail.com
Phone: 459-8316

Treasure Barn
2794 Halcyon
Arroyo Grande 93420

FIRST FRIDAYS ON THE CRESTON WINE TRAIL
Creston Wine Trail
FIRST FRIDAYS ON THE CRESTON WINE TRAIL
Winery Events
April 7 (Noon-5pm)

Featuring special wine and food pairings and new releases on the First Friday of every month during regular tasting room hours. April 7.

Rachel
rachel@olivasdeoro.com
Phone: 227-4223

Olivas de Oro
4625 La Panza Rd.
Creston 93432

Cost: $25

Stage

FUDDY MEERS-A COMEDY BY DAVID LINDSAY-ALBAIRE
Fuddy MeerS
FUDDY MEERS-A COMEDY BY DAVID LINDSAY-ALBAIRE
April 7 (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

<em>Once Upon a Mattress</em>
Once Upon a Mattress
Once Upon a Mattress
April 7 (7 and 2pm)

Once Upon a Mattress is the Broadway hit brought to new life by the talented cast and crew of The Atascadero High School Theatre Arts Department. Don't miss this quirky, smart, sarcastic retelling of The Princess and The Pea, through April 8.

AHS Drama Boosters
atascaderodramaboosters@gmail.com
Phone: 464-7110
http://brownpapertickets.com

Baro Gym, Atascadero Middle School
6501 Lewis Ave.
Atascadero 93422

Cost: $10-$15

<em>THE NERD</em>
THE NERD
April 7 (Thurs.-Sat.: 7pm; Sat. and Sun.: 2pm)

Larry Shue’s comedy centering on a strange visitor who turns out to be an inept nerd who outstays his welcome, through April 16.

SLO Little Theatre
boxoffice@slolittletheatre.org
Phone: 786-2440
http://slolittletheatre.org

San Luis Obispo Little Theatre
888 Morro St.
San Luis Obispo 93401

Cost: $15-$32

<em>EDUCATING RITA</em>
Toni Young and Gene Strohl
EDUCATING RITA
April 7 (Fri./Sat.: 7:30pm, Sun.: 3pm)

A dramedy by Willy Russell, through April 30.. 46 year old hairdresser, Rita, enrolls in open education at Liverpoole University, in hopes of finding herself and culture.

Pewter Plough
rebeccajbuckley@aol.com
Phone: 927-3877

Pewter Plough Playhouse
828 Main St.
Cambria 93428

Cost: $22

<em>Pirates of Penzance</em>
Pirates of Penzance
April 7 (7:30pm)

Cal Poly Student Opera Theatre will present an operetta that never gets old …Gilbert and Sullivan’s Pirates of Penzance. It is a sublime and hilarious marriage of clever verse and beautiful music. April 7 and 8.

Performing Arts Center
performingartscenter.slo@gmail.com
Phone: 756-4849
http://pacslo.org/calendar/event/pirates_of_penzance1

Performing Arts Center
1 Grand Ave.
San Luis Obispo 93405

Cost: $9-$14

Music

 NINA GERBER and CHRIS WEBSTER LIVE
Nina Gerber and Chris Webster
 NINA GERBER and CHRIS WEBSTER LIVE
April 7 (7-9pm)

April 7.

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

Coalesce Bookstore
845 Main St.
Morro Bay 93442

Cost: $20

BROWN BAG CONCERT
Opera Santa Barbara
BROWN BAG CONCERT
April 7 (Noon)

Opera Santa Barbara’s popular Noontime Concert series is expanding into San Luis Obispo County, reaching First Pres Brown Bag Concert. Enjoy popular and lesser-known operatic arias and duets as well as “previews” of upcoming Opera Santa Barbara. April 7.

Mike Suddarth
fmsuddarth@charter.net
Phone: 543-3070

First Presbyterian Church
981 Marsh St.
San Luis Obispo 93401

Cost: Free

BROWN BAG CONCERT - Opera Santa Barbara
Opera Santa Barbara
BROWN BAG CONCERT - Opera Santa Barbara
April 7 (Noon)

Enjoy popular and lesser-known operatic arias and duets as well as previews of upcoming Opera Santa Barbara. April 7.

Mike Suddarth
fmsuddarth@charter.net
Phone: 543-3070
http://fpcslo.org

First Pres
981 Marsh St.
San Luis Obispo 93401

Cost: Free

Nina Gerber and Chris Webster Live
April 7 (7pm)

April 7.

http://slofolks.org

Coalesce Bookstore
854 Main St.
Morro Bay , CA 93442

Cost: $20

NINA GERBER AND CHRIS WEBSTER LIVE
Chris Webster and Nina Gerber
NINA GERBER AND CHRIS WEBSTER LIVE
April 7 (7pm)

Two absolute masters of what can best be described as acoustic folk-rock. Nina has built a reputation playing guitar with a host of folk luminaries .Chris is an award-winning singer who stretches the genre to cover folk ,gospel, blues, zydeco, and more. April 7.

David Ardnt
slofolksmusic@gmail.com
Phone: 235-7995
http://slofolks.org

Coalesce Bookstore
845 Main St.
Morro Bay 93442

Cost: $20

THE CODY BLACKBIRD BAND WITH SPECIAL GUEST KENNY LEE LEWIS
The Cody Blackbird Band
THE CODY BLACKBIRD BAND WITH SPECIAL GUEST KENNY LEE LEWIS
April 7 (6pm)

April 7. Flutist Cody Blackbird has been widely recognized as one of today's top Native American musicians.

Amber Scott
amber@torocreekeventcenter.com
Phone: 792-0505
http://torocreekeventcenter.com

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

Cost: $15 in advance/$20 at door

Art

Springtime Succulence
Springtime Succulence
April 7

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
April 7 (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 AFTER DARK
ART AFTER DARK
April 7 (6-9pm)

Art After Dark, a program of ARTS Obispo, a free, self-guided tour of galleries and non-traditional art venues showcasing the work of local visual, literary and performing artists, held the first Friday of the month. April 7 through May 1.

Lori Lerian
lori@artsobispo.org
Phone: 544-9251
http://artsobispo.org/art-after-dark/what-is-art-after-dark

Various
Downtown
San Luis Obispo 93401

Cost: Free

M.L. BURDICK EXHIBIT
BF (She Knows)
M.L. BURDICK EXHIBIT
Artists
April 7 (Noon-8 pm)

A selection of abstract ink and mixed media works by local artist M.L. Burdick will be on display through June 1.

Erin
staxwine@yahoo.com
Phone: 772-5055
http://staxwine.com

STAX Wine Bar
1099 Embarcadero
Morro Bay 93442

Cost: Free

THE ART OF JERRY DEMOREST
THE ART OF JERRY DEMOREST
Artists
April 7

On display through April 29. Professional, self-taught artist, Jerry Demorest creates 2-dimensional, multifaceted, colorful paintings.

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
April 7 (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

Gallery at Marina Square presents artists Ardella Swanberg and Don Doubledee
Ardella Swanberg Presents her Fine Art Watercolors
Gallery at Marina Square presents artists Ardella Swanberg and Don Doubledee
Galleries
April 7 (10am-6pm)

Gallery at Marina Square presents featured artists Ardella Swanberg with her fine art watercolors and Don Doubledee with his fine art drawings, through April 29.

Gregory Siragusa
greg@galleryatmarinasquare.com
Phone: 772-1068
http://galleryatmarinasquare.com

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

Cost: free

ALMOND COUNTRY QUILT GUILD MEETING
ALMOND COUNTRY QUILT GUILD
ALMOND COUNTRY QUILT GUILD MEETING
Meetings and Associations
April 7 (6:30pm)

Featruing Pam Munns, a well known Central Coast quilter. April 7.

Lisa Guerrero
lisajguerrero@msn.com
Phone: 237-9313
http://acqguild.com

Trinity Lutheran Church
940 Creston Rd.
Paso Robles 93446

Cost: Free

Julie Dunn and Roger Coms exhibit
Montana de Oro by Julie Dunn
Julie Dunn and Roger Coms exhibit
Openings and Receptions
April 7 (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

SPRING JURIED ART SHOW
Tera Galanti - exhibit juror
SPRING JURIED ART SHOW
Openings and Receptions
April 7 (1-4pm)

through April 30. Cambria Arts Center hosts annual juried art show for paintings, photography, 3D artwork, etc. Juror is Tera Galanti, a Cal Poly art professor and mixed-media artist.

Kerry Drager
kerry.drager@gmail.com
Phone: 927-8190

Cambria Center for the Arts
1350 Main St.
Cambria 93428

Cost: Free

#PEOPLEWATCHING - OPENING RECEPTION
Table for One
#PEOPLEWATCHING - OPENING RECEPTION
Openings and Receptions
April 7 (6-9pm)

Opening reception for new exhbit by Julie Frankel featuring observations from Scout Coffee, Steynberg Gallery, Jaffa Cafe, Port San Luis Beach, LAX, Starbucks and other locations. April 7.

Julie Frankel
julierf@mac.com
Phone: 541-4668

2blondes Boutique
1115 Broad St.
San Luis Obispo 93401

Art Reception for Pat Cairns
Hot Licks Cool Jazz
Art Reception for Pat Cairns
Openings and Receptions
April 7 (5-7pm)

April 7. Meet Pat Cairns while you enjoy her art and free appetizers.

Mirjam Holt
art@bigskycafe.com
Phone: 545-5401
http://bigskycafe.com

Big Sky Cafe
1121 Broad St.
San Luis Obispo 93401

Cost: Free

Kid Stuff

Pottery Classes
Create and Learn
April 7 (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

The Outdoors

Black Hill Hike
Black Hill Hike
April 7 (10am)

Hike to the summit of Black Hill and enjoy panoramic views. Bring binoculars and dress for poison oak. Meet at the picnic table at the Morro Bay Campground. Active hike, 1.5 mi up with an elevation gain of 660 ft. 3 mi round-trip, 2.5 hrs. No dogs please. April 7.

Rachel Pass
rpass@mbnep.org
Phone: 772-3834

Black Hill Trailhead
Morro Bay Campground
Morro Bay 93442

Cost: Free; all ages welcome

Sports and Wellness

Restore Yourself with Yoga and Essential Oils
April 7 (6:30-8pm)

through April 7. Utilizing pranayama (breath), visioning, restorative poses, light bodywork, and essential oils, you will be guided through an experience that helps you go within, heal and rest deeply.

Cynthia McCabe and Alyssa Davis
holisticmovementcenter@hotmail.com
Phone: (707) 266-8945

Holistic Movement Center
845 Napa Ave.
Morro Bay 93442

Cost: $20

OUTDOOR QI GONG
Lessons and Classes
April 7 (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

Fundraisers

ICF FISH FRY DINNERS
April 7 (4-7pm)

Beverages and desserts for additional charge. Take outs available. Fridays, through April 7.

ICF BR. 291
icfbranch291@gmail.com
Phone: 489-2680

St. Patrick's Church
501 Fairoaks Ave.
Arroyo Grande 93420

Cost: $7-$13

Support Groups

OVEREATERS ANONYMOUS
April 7 (Various)

Do you struggle with food and eating? Do you purge, restrict, or binge for no apparent reason? Overeaters Anonymous can help. No dues or fees. Weekly meetings throughout county. Go to oacentralcoast.org for more info or leave message at 596-5033.

Overeaters Anonymous
centralcoastintergroup@gmail.com

SLO County

Cost: Free