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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 March through November 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
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.
The North County Prostate Cancer Support Group meets monthly in the Pavilion Room on the last Thurs. at
CASA INFO SESSION
Learn about becoming an advocate for an abused child, mentoring, and other volunteer opportunities at CASA, fourth Wednesdays.
FELINE NETWORK ADOPT A PET EVENT
August 24 (11am)
Feline Network of the Central Coast holds an adoption event every Saturday through Oct. 19.
SATURDAY LIVE AT VINA ROBLES
August 24 (1pm)
Saturday Live featuring Nataly Lola on Aug. 24 at
Pewter Plough Playhouse Presents THE ODD COUPLE (Female Version) - Neil Simon's Hilarious Comedy Classic With A Twist!
August 24 (Evenings 7:30pm; Sunday Matinees 3 pm)
August 24 (1:30pm (Wed, Sat, Sun) and 7pm (Fri and Sat))
Kitty Balay stars as Patsy Cline, alongside Suzy Newman as her devoted fan (and friend) Louise, in PCPA's production of Always...Patsy Cline, running through Aug. 31.
August 24 (Fridays and Saturdays at 7pm; Saturdays and Sundays at 2pm )
The talented kids at the Academy of Creative Theatre present two one-act plays based on the works of William Shakespeare through Aug. 25.
CYRANO DE BERGERAC
August 24 (8pm)
PCPA's Cyrano de Bergerac, starring Derrick Lee Wheedon in the title role, runs through Sept. 1.
THE BIGGFOOT COMEDY TROUPE
August 24 (8pm-10pm)
A night of stand-up comedy with Sal, Aidan and Kurtis, Saturday, Aug. 24 from
Cost: Free; donations accepted
August 24 (Noon-3pm)
SLO Jazz Festival presents "Court Street Summer Jazz," a fantastic line up of free summer concerts on Saturdays on the Terrace at Court Street through Sept 21. Aug. 24: Damon Castillo, Joe Duran, and James Conver. Sept. 7: Darrell Voss Trio. Sept. 21: Larry Arone featuring Maite.
CANZONA WOMEN'S ENSEMBLE AUDITIONS
August 24 (6pm)
Canzona Women's Ensemble will hold auditions for experienced female choral singers Aug. 22 and 24. To be assigned an audition time, email Jill Anderson with a resume at email@example.com. Qualified applicants will be assigned an audition time (please specify date preferred). Singers should be prepared to perform a solo song and do some vocalizing and sight-reading.
ANYTHING'S POSSIBLE BAND
August 24 (12-3pm)
The Anything's Possible Band will play on Aug. 24 from
Jenny Brodeth D.
August 24 (4-7pm)
Songwriters At Play presents Erin Inglish Aug. 24.
August 24 (7:30-10:30pm)
On Aug. 24.
Cost: Free, dinner reservations recommended
CANTINAS MUSIC FESTIVAL
August 24 (Noon-8pm)
The Cantinas Music Festival is back for a second year of family-oriented, Christian rock music. There will also be booths, food, games, and more. Lineup includes: Michael W. Smith, Jason Castro, the Groovaloos, and Francesca Battistelli. Aug. 24.
EL SEGUNDO LIVE RECORDING
August 24 (8pm)
Local band El Segundo will record a live album Aug. 24 at Painted Sky Studios.
August 24 (8pm)
A special evening of original songs takes place at the Steynberg Gallery on Aug. 24 at
Cost: $10 donation
August 24 (6-9pm)
Poalillo Vineyards hosts a concert series every other Saturday through Oct.19 from
Writers and Literature
August 24 (2-4pm)
Come to this book-signing at Coalesce. Meet the author of this book about Bakersfield on Aug. 24.
August 24 (11am-5pm daily)
California Sculpture SLAM runs through Sept. 29, on view during museum hours.
Cost: Free; donations appreciated
WAX FLOWERS AT THE SLO CHILDREN'S MUSEUM
August 24 (11am and 1pm)
In this workshop kids will mold wax into a bright flower with their hands Aug. 24 at
Cost: Free with museum admission
DOCENT LED HIKES: JOHNSON RANCH
August 24 (9am-12pm)
Please call ECO SLO for more information. Hike is on Aug. 24.
August 24 (5:30pm)
The black tie gala will include dinner and auctions, Aug. 24 at
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