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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.
SAN MIGUEL LIONS CLUB OLD TIMERS PICNIC
August 25 (noon-3pm)
The picnic will take place Sunday, Aug. 25 from
August 25 (11am-12:30pm)
Evangelists, pastors, and Michael W. Smith lead a community wide worship service Aug. 25 from
Pewter Plough Playhouse Presents THE ODD COUPLE (Female Version) - Neil Simon's Hilarious Comedy Classic With A Twist!
August 25 (Evenings 7:30pm; Sunday Matinees 3 pm)
August 25 (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 25 (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 25 (8pm)
PCPA's Cyrano de Bergerac, starring Derrick Lee Wheedon in the title role, runs through Sept. 1.
August 25 (5:30-9:30pm)
Enjoy local wine, tapas, and music on Sundays, this summer from
Cost: $3 cover
August 25 (2 - 5 pm)
Tropical Brazilian guitarist Jon Stephen
AMANDA WEST AT SCULPTERRA
August 25 (1-4pm)
California singer-songwriter Amanda West headlines the Songwriters at Play showcase on Aug. 25 at Sculpterra Winery, backed by Pete Solomon. Julie & Aiyana and Cara Garrabrants round out the lineup.
APPELLATION BLUEGRASS BAND
August 25 (11am-2:30pm)
Appellation Bluegrass Band plays Tognazzi's Dockside Aug. 25. Dogs welcome. Rain cancels the event.
BABA'S BOATZART 2013
August 25 (noon.)
This concert is part of the 11th annual Boatzart Music Festival and will feature Baba the Storyteller and Tim Costa, African drum circle leader on Sunday, Aug. 25 at
CLASSICAL GUITAR SCHOLARSHIP BENEFIT
August 25 (2pm)
On Aug. 25, the G. Roger Bailey Classical Guitar Scholarship presents student and scholarship recipient Joseph Seyedan's first classical guitar recital.
Cost: $15 donation
Live Music at Morovino Winery
August 25 (2 - 5 pm)
Nuevo Flamenco w/guitarist Jon Stephen
THE FAMOUS JAZZ ARTIST SERIES PRESENTS GARY FOSTER
August 25 (Two shows: 4pm and 7:15pm)
Multi-woodwind artist Gary Foster plays at the D'Anbino Wine Tasting Room on Aug. 25.
Cost: $15, or see both shows for $20
August 25 (5pm)
There and Bach Again Chamber Music performance will be held on Aug. 25 at
St. James' Office
Writers and Literature
August 25 (3:30pm-5pm)
Local author Dori Stone will host a signing for her book Growing Home, Aug. 25 from
LITERARY MEANDERINGS WITH SPENCE
August 25 (2-4pm)
This session will feature readings from Spence's fellow Artists In Residence Aug. 25 from
August 25 (5:30pm)
Ben Lawless will read on Aug. 25 at
August 25 (11am-5pm daily)
California Sculpture SLAM runs through Sept. 29, on view during museum hours.
Cost: Free; donations appreciated
Sports and Wellness
INTRODUCTION TO ENERGETIC HEALING FORMS
Lessons and Classes
August 25 (Contact organizer for event time)
Introduction to Energetic Healing on Aug. 11.
Lectures and Learning
CONNECTING WITH THE OTHER SIDE
August 25 (Contact for times)
Learn about different aspects of spirituality in modern times at this class Sundays Aug. 25-Sept. 22.
Clubs, Meetings, and Discussion Groups
August 25 (10am-2pm)
There will be a group meditation and brunch on Aug. 25 from
TASTE OF THE CENTRAL COAST
August 25 (3pm-6:30pm)
The fundraiser will feature food, wine, and both a live and silent auction on Aug. 25 from
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