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January 21 (8pm)
The host of NPR's This American Life talks about his program, how it's put together, and what makes a good story on Jan 21 at
WINE AND CHEESE SEMINAR
January 21 (5pm)
Danika Reed, owner of Vivant Fine Cheese, will pair five cheeses with five Hearthstone wines on Jan. 21. She will explain how she paired the cheeses, and give tips on how you could make your own pairings at home.
Cost: $25 per person, $15 for wine club members
January 21 (Open Wed.-Sun.)
is a discussion of the newest ideas in contemporary photography. The exhibit was juried by New York's Debra Klomp Ching and will be on display through Jan. 29.
"THE CHOSEN ONES"
January 21 (Open 11am-5pm)
features an assortment of prints from two of Sandow Birk's most recent series: "The Leading Causes of Death in America" and "The Rake's Progress." The striking images can be seen through Feb. 27.
"TRACES, MARKS, AND FRAGMENTS: A JURIED EXHIBITION OF TRADITIONAL PRINTMAKING"
January 21 (11am-5pm)
The Central Coast Printmakers sent a call for California artists working in primarily traditional printmaking methods such as intaglio, lithography, serigraphy, monoprints and monotypes. The selected results are on display through Feb. 26.
Art at Wineries
January 21 (10:30am-4:30pm)
exhibits a selection of her mixed media, pastel, and hand-made prints through Feb. 29.
January 21 (10am to 6pm)
creates photographic images by a process that equalizes and intensifies depth of color and texture, encouraging the viewer to see the image as a whole rather than a predefined composition. His work is on display through Feb. 15
DROP-IN WATERCOLOR CLASSES
Classes and Workshops
January 21 (10am-12pm)
An introduction course for beginners and a refresher class for more advanced students is offered every Saturday. Class size is limited to 15 students: first come, first served. Beginning materials are provided, but students are encouraged to bring their own supplies.
Cost: $12 for members, $15 for non-members
January 21 (Gallery hours vary)
are on display through Jan. 30.
SWAP'S WALK IN THE ELFIN FOREST
January 21 (9:30am)
On the third Sat. of every month, Small Wilderness Area Preservation leads an informative nature walk through this unique ecosystem. Wear comfortable shoes, leave pets at home, and park carefully to avoid mailboxes and driveways.
January 21 (11am)
Head to the high seas to see the giants of the deep as they migrate through our waters Jan. 20-22.
ASSEMBLY OF BAREFOOT SHOE WEARERS
January 21 (12pm)
Gather and converse with other members of the community, share ideas, and discover common goals on Jan. 21 at
Sports and Wellness
Lessons and Classes
January 21 (Class times vary. See schedule online.)
This class is a fun and effective cardio workout with sculpting exercises designed to tone the entire body from top to bottom. Latin music and a combination of fast and slow moves are used to create routines that are easy to follow and fun to learn.
Cost: Drop-in and unlimited monthly memebrships available
Lessons and Classes
January 21 (6:30-7:30am and 5:30-6:30pm)
The San Luis Obispo YMCA is offering a new program for everyone ages 15 and up, and it doesn’t matter if you have some weight to lose, strength to gain, concerns to overcome, or you’re already in great shape. The group meets every Mon., Wed., Fri., and Sat. Jan. 9-Feb.11.
Lessons and Classes
January 21 (10-11am)
classes are offered every Sat. and Mon. from
Lectures and Learning
CLINICAL MEDICAL ASSISTANT TRAINING PROGRAM
January 21 (9am-4:30pm)
This program combines 134 hours of classroom instruction (21 of these hours online), including electrocardiography (EKG), with a 160-hour externship. The class meets every Saturday from Jan. 7-May 5.
January 21 (11am-4pm)
take place every Saturday. Cats and kittens are spayed or neutered, tested and vaccinated prior to adoption. A free vet examination is included.
Cost: Adoption fees are $60 for one or $80 for two
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