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 8

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

Holiday events

AVILA BEACH EASTER FESTIVAL
April 8 (10-11:30am)

For all of the area children, April 8.

Mary Foppiano
avilabeachcc@gmail.com
Phone: 627-1997
http://avilabeachcc.com

Avila Beach Community Center
191 San Miguel St.
Avila Beach 93424

Cost: Free

CHOCOLATE EGG-STRAVAGANZA
April 8 (10am)

St. Stephen's has been creating chocolate Easter eggs for 25 years to benefit local charities. Bring the kids and learn to decorate your own chocolate egg, and hear the story of Easter eggs from the Easter Bunny himself! April 8.

St. Stephen's Episcopal Church
office@ststepehensslo.org
Phone: 543-7212

St. Stephen's Episcopal Church
2344 Nipomo St.
San Luis Obispo 93401

Cost: Free

GROOVY GROVER BEACH EASTER EGG HUNT
GROOVY GROVER BEACH EASTER EGG HUNT
GROOVY GROVER BEACH EASTER EGG HUNT
April 8 (10:30am-12:30pm)

April 8. Featuring face painting, balloon animals, baskets, candy, Hawaiian shaved ice, a petting zoo, the Easter Bunny, and free baskets!

Valnette G
houseofholistics2013@gmail.com
Phone: 242-0309

Exploration Station
867 Romona Ave.
Grover Beach 93433

Cost: Free

Special Events

EASTER ARRIVES AT THE WILSHIRE HOSPICE HOPE CHEST
April 8 (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
April 8

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 8 (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

CCGGA Open House and Plant Sale Fundraiser
CCGGA Open House and Plant Sale Fundraiser
April 8 (9am)

CCGGA member nurseries throughout Nipomo and Arroyo Grande will open their doors to the general public in efforts to raise money for their scholarship fund. Many growers will offer tours of their facilities. April 8.

CCGGA
info@ccgga.com
Phone: 961-8901
http://ccgga.com

Nipomo High School
525 N. Thompson Ave.
Nipomo 93444

Cost: Varies

Central Coast Guitar Show
Central Coast Guitar Show
Central Coast Guitar Show
April 8 (10am)

April 8.

Ed Miller
centralcoastguitarshow@charter.net
Phone: 431-3067
http://centralcoastguitarshow.com

Guild Hall
2880 Broad St.
San Luis Obispo 93401

Cost: $5; $1 if you bring an instrument to sell or trade

Conservation Celebration
Conservation Celebration
April 8 (10am-2pm)

April 8. This is a free event and there will be kids' events and workshops for adults!

Terrie Banish
tbanish@atascadero.org
Phone: 461-3490

Charles Paddock Zoo
9100 Morro Rd.
Atascadero 93422

LIGHTSHARE UNION WATER PROJECT PRESENTATION
April 8 (6:30pm)

On April 8 water project volunteers will present their testimony upon specified structured water devices and will provide a demonstration of portable devices and share their experience with drinking structured water. Donations are appreciated.

Wendy McKenna
wendy@lightshare.us
Phone: 438-4347
http://lightshare.us

Lightshare Center
22701 El Camino Real
Santa Margarita 93453

Cost: Free

National Library Week Celebration
April 8 (Noon-2pm)

Enjoy interactive science, music, a raffle, and a BBQ lunch on the back lawn. For all ages. April 8.

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

Santa Margarita Library
9630 Murphy
Santa Margarita 93453

Cost: Free

PRYAF Shrimp Boil and BBQ
Shrimp Boil & BBQ
PRYAF Shrimp Boil and BBQ
April 8 (4-7pm)

April 8. Paso Robles Youth Arts Foundation (PRYAF) invites you to enjoy a beautiful evening celebrating youth arts at the historic, Rolling Hills Ranch! Spectacular indoor/outdoor vineyard location set in a 100 plus year-old, DG floor barn. Heels not recommended.

Emily Jagger
emilyjagger@pryaf.org
Phone: 238-5825
http://shrimpboil2017.bpt.me

Rolling Hills Ranch
2725 Cross Canyons Rd.
San Miguel 93451

Cost: $65 per ticket or $500 for table of 8

TANGOBC TRIO and LA MILONGUITA LIVE
TangoBC Trio
TANGOBC TRIO and LA MILONGUITA LIVE
April 8 (8:30pm)

April 8. TangoBC Trio is an Argentinean Tango band.

Mary White
marylwhite.mail@gmail.com
Phone: 762-4688
http://squareup.com/store/la-milonguita

SLO Guild Hall
2880 Broad St.
San Luis Obispo 93401

Cost: At door $20

3RD ANNIVERSARY OPEN HOUSE
3rd Anniversary Open House
3RD ANNIVERSARY OPEN HOUSE
Winery Events
April 8 (Noon-4pm)

Come celebrate the 3rd Anniversary of making great wines in an iconic building! Offering complimentary wine tasting, gourmet small bites by Derby Smokehouse, and case specials. April 8.

Calli
calli@derbywineestates.com
Phone: 238-6300
http://derbywineestates.com

Derby Wine Estates
525 Riverside Ave.
Paso Robles 93446

Cost: Complimentary

Stage

FUDDY MEERS-A COMEDY BY DAVID LINDSAY-ALBAIRE
Fuddy MeerS
FUDDY MEERS-A COMEDY BY DAVID LINDSAY-ALBAIRE
April 8 (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 8 (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 8 (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 8 (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 8 (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

<em>Birth to Earth</em>
Birth to Earth - a new collection of work, presented by Ballet Theatre San Luis Obispo and Build an Opera Productions
Birth to Earth
April 8 (7-9pm)

An intimate yet powerful evening of live music, dance, food, and wine. Features: Contralto Hannah Slobodnik, world premiere ballet Birth to Earth, social dancing to the music of Cole Porter, guest artists Bob Harway, Cassandra Tarantino, and more. April 8.

Blair London
blair@bt-slo.org
Phone: 440-1439
http://bt-slo.org

Ballet Theatre San Luis Obispo
3566 S. Higuera St.
San Luis Obispo 93401

Cost: $75 in advance; $100 at door

Music

CAL POLY OPEN HOUSE RECITAL
April 8 (2pm)

April 8.

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

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

Cost: Free

CONTRA DANCE
April 8 (new dancers lesson at 6:30pm; dancing 7-10pm)

The Growling Old Geezers play old time music at the April SLO contra dance. John Rogers, from LA, will call dances. No partner needed. April 8.

Risa Kaiser-Bass
risakass@gmail.com
Phone: 602-2929
http://cccds.org

Odd Fellows Hall
520 Dana St.
San Luis Obispo 93401

Cost: $10 adults, $5 CCCDS members & students with ID; 16 and under free

DENNIS JONES BAND LIVE
Dennis Jones Band
DENNIS JONES BAND LIVE
April 8 (8pm)

Presented by the San Luis Obispo Blues Society, April 8. Guy Budd and the Gypsy Souls with Inga Swearingen will be opening the show.

SLO Blues Society
info@sloblues.org
Phone: 541-7930
http://sloblues.org

SLO Vets Hall
801 Grand Ave
San Luis Obispo 93401

Cost: $20 members, $25 general public

HUNTER & THE DIRTY JACKS LIVE
Hunter & The Dirty Jacks
HUNTER & THE DIRTY JACKS LIVE
April 8 (10pm)

Come down for drinks, music, and see for yourself why this blues-infused rock and roll force is a band you should keep on your radar! April  8.

Anna Poulimas
annapoulimas@spectramusicgroup.com
Phone: (917) 674-3285

Frog and Peach
728 Higuera St.
San Luis Obispo 93401

Cost: Free

Jim Curry: a Tribute to John Denver
Jim Curry: a Tribute to John Denver
April 8 (8pm)

April 8. Jim’s uncanny ability to mirror John’s voice and clean-cut look takes you back to the time when “Rocky Mountain High” “Sunshine” “Calypso” and “Annie’s Song” topped the chart.

Dave Kastner
dave@clarkcenter.org
Phone: 489-9444
http://clarkcenter.org

Clark Center
487 Fair Oaks Ave.
Arroyo Grande 93420

Cost: $39-$45

NIna and Chris plus Pam and Jeri LIVE
April 8 (7:30pm)

April 8.

http://slofolks.org

Castoro Cellars
1315 N. Bethel Rd.
Templeton , CA 93465

Cost: $20

NINA GERBER AND CHRIS WEBSTER LIVE, PLUS THE PAM AND JERI SHOW
Nina Gerber, Chris Webster, Pam Delgado and Jeri Jones
NINA GERBER AND CHRIS WEBSTER LIVE, PLUS THE PAM AND JERI SHOW
April 8 (7:30pm)

A breathtaking collaboration of musical talent comes the SLOfolks stage. World class guitarist, Nina Gerber, teams up with soul-singer Chris Webster, plus Pam Delgado and Jeri Jones from Blame Sally will join the pair for dueling duos. April 8.

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

Castoro Cellars
1315 N Bethel Rd.
Templeton 93465

Cost: $20

Art

Springtime Succulence
Springtime Succulence
April 8

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 8 (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

M.L. BURDICK EXHIBIT
BF (She Knows)
M.L. BURDICK EXHIBIT
Artists
April 8 (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 8

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 8 (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 8 (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

Julie Dunn and Roger Coms exhibit
Montana de Oro by Julie Dunn
Julie Dunn and Roger Coms exhibit
Openings and Receptions
April 8 (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 8 (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

Jason Towne DEMO
Special Art Events
April 8 (Noon-3pm)

Jason Towne demonstrates his unique style through dripping, spraying, stenciling, and energetic brushwork on April 8. His show is up through April 14.

Marie Ramey
art5806atascadero@gmail.com
Phone: 466-3684

ärt/
5806 Traffic Way
Atascadero 93422

Cost: Free

Kid Stuff

SPRING FAMILY FUN TEA PARTY
April 8 (1-4pm)

Hosted by Arroyo Grande Recreation Dept. to benefit Children's Services Programs. Afternoon tea menu, crafts, music, dance, face painting, raffle, and photos with the Easter Bunny. Fun for entire family. April 8.

Carrie Van Beveren
cvanbeveren@arroyogrande.org
Phone: 473-5472

Arroyo Grande Women's Club
221 Vernon St.
Arroyo Grande 93420

Cost: $8-$17

Kids Pottery CLASSES
Create and Learn
April 8

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

Drone Discovery Science for Kids
Libraries
April 8 (2-3pm)

Learn what makes drones fly with this hands-on program by 4-H. Registration required. Ages 7-14. April 8.

Margaret Kensinger-Klopfer
mkensingerklopfer@slolibrary.org
Phone: 805-781-4796
http://slolibrary.org

Morro Bay Library
625 Harbor Blvd.
Morro Bay 93442

Cost: Free

The Outdoors

BLACKBERRY SPRING AND TURKEY RIDGE LOOP HIKE
April 8 (10am-noon)

April 8. Come take a guided hike with a ranger to explore the trails in the park. Wear sturdy shoes and bring water. Moderate to strenuous. Meet at registration office. Rain cancels event.

Lopez Lake
rwemple@co.slo.ca.us
Phone: 788-2381

Lopez Lake
6800 Lopez Dr.
Arroyo Grande 93420

Cost: Park day use fee $10 per vehicle

Lectures and Learning

SATURDAY AT THE GARDEN: BAY-FRIENDLY YARDS
SATURDAY AT THE GARDEN: BAY-FRIENDLY YARDS
April 8 (1pm)

April 8. A SLO Master Gardener gives tips on using water-wise, native plants. Turn your yard into an estuary-friendly space. Tour of the gardens to follow presentation.

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

San Luis Obispo Botanical Gardens
3450 Dairy Creek Rd.
San Luis Obispo 93405

Cost: Free, all ages

Seed Saving Workshop
Classes
April 8 (2-3pm)

Join Elizabeth Johnson from SLO Seed Savers for information about growing plants from organic seeds and how to save them. For all ages. April 8.

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

Arroyo Grande Library
918 W. Tefft St.
Arroyo Grande 93420

Cost: Free

Fundraisers

ECOSLO 45th Anniversary Fundraiser
April 8 (6pm)

Join ECOSLO to celebrate 45 years of empowering a sustainable SLO County. Local food, beer, wine, and kombucha. Music by Noach Tangeras and Erin Inglish. April 8.

Mary Ciesinski
info@ecoslo.org
Phone: 544-1777
http://ecoslo.org/45th-anniversary/

iFixit Headquarters
1330 Monterey St.
San Luis Obispo 93401

Cost: $45 per couple, $25 for individuals, $15 low-income/student

GARDEN and BAKE SALE
April 8 (8am-2pm)

Choice plants available, many are natives, drought tolerant, and deer proof. Includes a selection of fruit trees and plants in beautiful containers. There will also be a nice selection of home-baked goodies. Proceeds benefit Loaves and Fishes. April 8.

St. Luke's Episcopal Church
office@stlukesatascadero.org
Phone: 466-0379

St. Luke's Episcopal Church
5318 Palma Ave.
Atascadero 93422

Walk MS: San Luis Obispo
Walk MS: San Luis Obispo
April 8 (8am)

Walk MS helps people team up with friends, loved ones, and co-workers to change the world for everyone affected by MS. April 8.

Rona Rosenberg
rona.rosenberg@nmss.org
Phone: (310) 481-1137

Sinsheimer Park
900 Southwood Dr.
San Luis Obispo 93401

Cost: Free

Support Groups

OVEREATERS ANONYMOUS
April 8 (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

Volunteers

STATE PARK DOCENT TRAINING
April 8

April 22, all 9am to 1 pm. Over 50 different positions for volunteers available at 3 park areas. For more information call 772-2694 or visit centralcoastparks.org.

Faylla Chapman
fayllac@sbcglobal.net

Morro Bay Museum of Natural History
20 State Park Rd.
Morro Bay 93442