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Film and TV
This class takes place on Sun. and is taught by a professional film actor/director. Annual LA trips to perform for talent agents and casting directors. Ongoing.
THE UNIVERSITY ART GALLERY
(Gallery hours are Tues.-Sat. 11am-4pm)
nurtures creativity, empathy, and big-picture thinking by bringing emerging and established artists to campus.
THE DALLIDET ADOBE AND GARDENS
Open through Nov. on Fridays (10am-4pm), Sundays (1-4pm), and by appointment. Hours depend on volunteer availability; please call ahead.
Phone: 543-0638 ext. 10
MUSEUM AND HISTORY CENTER OF SLO COUNTY
The History Center is housed in the former Carnegie Library Bldg., built 1904-05. The Museum is open daily from 10am-4pm. The Public Research Room is open on Wednesdays and Thursdays from 10am-4pm and Fridays from 11am-4pm (subject to volunteer availability).
Phone: 543-0638, ext. 10
POTTERY CLASSES FOR KIDS
Create and Learn
Ongoing pottery classes for kids ages 6 and older.
Cost: $20 per class
SLO GRANGE FARMERS MARKET
This farmers market is held every Tuesday in the Grange parking lot from
In the Smart & Final parking lot on the corner of Grand Ave. and Courtland on Wed. at
Takes place on Thurs. in the Spencer's Market parking lot and Sat. on downtown Main Street.
Phone: call 544-9570
ARROYO GRANDE VILLAGE
Live entertainment, fresh fruit, flowers, and more on Sat.
NIPOMO CERTIFIED FARMERS MARKET
Takes place on Sundays from
SAN LUIS OBISPO
At the Promenade parking lot near World Market (off Madonna Road), Sat. from
In the Town Park on Sat.
LOS OSOS/BAYWOOD PARK
Live music, produce, craft items, and prepared food are available every Wed. from
Tues. at City Park from
Lectures and Learning
The mother of all state parks is open to the public for magical tours, films, memorabilia and more. Don't miss this one-of-a-kind experience. Docent-led tours give incredible insight to Hearst and the history of his castle.
Phone: 800-444-4445 or 927-2074
SLO FOOD BANK
The Food Bank solicits, warehouses, and distributes large-scale food donations to more than 225 non-profit agency partners and directly through our food assistance programs. The Food Bank can also help you find a drop site if you are looking to make an individual donation. Volunteer opportunities are also available.
Phone: 543-0388 or 238-4664
UNITED BLOOD SERVICES
Donations may be made at the UBS Center in San Luis Obispo at 4119 Broad Street in the Creekside Center, or in Santa Maria at 1770 S. Broadway in the Plum Tree Plaza next to Lassen's Natural Foods.
WOODS HUMANE SOCIETY
(Woods opens Mon. through Sat. at 10 a.m.)
Woods Humane Society protects and shelters homeless companion animals, places animals into humane environments, promotes responsible pet ownership, provides humane education, and reduces animal overpopulation. They have beautiful animals up for adoption, camps for kids, fund-raising events, volunteer opportunities, and educational programs for the community. For more info on the various services Woods offers and a full calendar of events, contact the society. Their Quicky car wash fundraiser runs May 1-31.
4TH OF JULY CELEBRATION AT PEAR VALLEY
July 4 (5-9pm)
Bring a picnic. Music by Hard Times from 5-9pm. July 4.
4TH OF JULY SAND SCULPTURE CONTEST AND FIREWORKS
July 4 (5:30am-10pm)
Sand Sculpture Contest created by kids, novices, and professionals. There will be a parade through downtown, and fireworks at dusk on July 4.
ANNUAL FOURTH OF JULY FIREWORKS IN PISMO
July 4 (10am-9:30pm)
Celebrate our nation's independence on July 4 with music, food, and a grand fireworks display from our famous 1,200 foot Pismo Pier. For more information, please contact the Pismo Beach Chamber of Commerce.
Cost: Free for regular viewing and $25 VIP seating on the pier
CAMBRIA PICNIC IN THE PARK AND FIREWORKS DISPLAY
July 4 (10am-10pm)
Cambria's annual July 4 celebration is held at Shamel Park with fun family events, music, and barbecue all day long. A spectacular fireworks display begins at dusk and will light up the sky for miles along the coast.
July 4 (7:30am)
on July 4.
FOURTH OF JULY CELEBRATION AT ATASCADERO LAKE PARK
July 4 (Events start at 7am)
It's an all-day July 4 celebration at Atascadero Lake Park. There will be bike rides, races, horseshoe-pitching contest, an antique carousel, food to enjoy, activities for the kids, and live music. And enjoy the only zoo on the Central Coast, the Charles Paddock Zoo, free of charge! There will also be a free movie for the kids at Galaxy Theatre downtown in the afternoon.
FOURTH OF JULY IN THE VILLAGE
July 4 (1-3pm)
Enjoy music in the bandstand and a good old-fashioned firework show. July 4.
July 4 (11am-6pm)
Free block party at the Niblick Road Baptist Church.
MORRO BAY FOURTH OF JULY
July 4 (Festivities start at noon)
Enjoy a day of family activities at Tidelands Park on July 4. There will be live music, food, vendors, kids games, and more. Don't miss the fireworks!
OLD FASHIONED FOURTH OF JULY CELEBRATION IN SLO
July 4 (11am-3pm)
Join the City of San Luis Obispo Parks and Recreation Department and Rotary SLO Monday Club for an old fashioned July 4 celebration at Mitchell Park. Festivities include free carnival games, sweet treats, and a fundraiser barbecue in support of Rotary charities. Musical entertainment plays at the bandstand throughout the day.
PASOBLAST!: A FOURTH OF JULY CELEBRATION
July 4 (4-10pm)
Celebrate our nation's birthday on July 4 with a patriotic event for both the community and visitors. This will be a fun family event for all to enjoy. Please, no pets and no alcoholic beverages.
SANTA MARGARITA FOURTH OF JULY CELEBRATION
July 4 (9am-1pm)
Santa Margarita will hold its annual Fourth of July celebration on July 4. Community members are encouraged to decorate bikes and wagons in red, white, and blue and join the parade down H street. After the parade there will be live music, games, contests, art, craft faire, and more at Santa Margarita Community Park.
VIP FOURTH OF JULY PARTY IN PISMO BEACH
July 4 (7-10pm)
Join us on the rooftop terrace at the SeaCrest Hotel in Pismo for their July 4 VIP Party. Enjoy dinner and drinks, as well as a DJ as you watch the annual fireworks show set off from the Pismo pier.
July 4 (M/T 1-4, W-Sat 10-4, Sun 12-4)
Make and take crafts! $5/project
July 4 (12:30-2:30pm)
From June 24 to August 17, learn multiple instruments and singing at these camps by teVelde Music Schools.
CENTRAL COAST KOI CLUB
There will be no July 4 meeting of the Central Coast Koi Club, but check back in for updates and other monthly meetings for this Koi-loving club.
Sports and Wellness
Lessons and Classes
July 4 (9:30am & 5:00pm)
Class meets: 5/7-8/15 Tu/Th 9:30-10:45a
Cost: $98.00 & $73.00
PEACEFUL MARTIAL ARTS
Lessons and Classes
July 4 (6:00pm)
Powerful moves applied peacefully
Lectures and Learning
July 4 (6:00)
Classes start 5/23/13- Every 6 weeks
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