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December 4 - December 11

Film and TV

FILM AND TV  ACTING CLASSES FOR ADULTS, YOUTH, AND TEENS
FILM AND TV ACTING CLASSES FOR ADULTS, YOUTH, AND TEENS
(Times vary)

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.

Aaron Metchik
act@actorsedge.com
Phone: 310-910-1228
http://actorsedge.com

La Perla Del Mar
205 Windward Ave.
Shell Beach

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

Holiday events

THE CAMBRIA FESTIVAL OF TREES
December 4 (6:30pm)

will be held on Dec. 4 at the Cambria Vets' Hall. Doors open at 6:30pm with live auction beginning at 7:30pm. Tickets for event include gourmet buffet, fine wines, and artisan beers. Tickets are $20. All proceeds benefit San Luis Obispo County non-profits and charities. Call the Cambria Chamber at 927-3624 for tickets and information.

Mary Ann Carson
info@cambriachamber.org
Phone: 927-3624

1000 Main St.
Cambria

Cost: $20

Art

FACULTY RESEARCH TRIENNIAL
Openings and Receptions
December 4 (5:00 pm)

Faculty Research Triennial: Showcase of new creative research and artwork in graphic design, photography, drawing, painting, sculpture, installation, and art history by Cal Poly Department of Art and Design Faculty. Exhibition November 9-December 7. Opening reception Friday, November 9, 5 pm. Gallery hours Tuesday-Saturday, 11-4 pm.

Jeff Van Kleeck
jvanklee@calpoly.edu
Phone: 805-756-6038
http://art.gallery.calpoly.edu

University Art Gallery
Walter F. Dexter Building (34), RM 171; Cal Poly
San Luis Obispo 93407

Cost: free

Fundraisers

LIGHT UP A LIFE HERITAGE RANCH
LIGHT UP A LIFE HERITAGE RANCH
December 4 (6pm)

On Dec. 4 at 6pm. Join in remembering our loved ones during the 28th annual Light Up A Life celebration. During the holiday season, you are invited to help shine a light at any of the 12 Hospice SLO memorial ceremonies in 10 communities throughout the county.

Hospice SLO
kriskington@hospiceslo.org.
Phone: 544-2266
http://hospiceslo.org/events/light-up-a-life.html

Heritage Village Seniors
4880 Heritage Rd.
Paso Robles

Cost: Free

LIGHT UP A LIFE SAN LUIS OBISPO MISSION
LIGHT UP A LIFE SAN LUIS OBISPO MISSION
December 4 (6pm)

On Dec. 4 at 6pm. Join in remembering loved ones during the 28th annual Light Up A Life celebration. During the holiday season, you are invited to help shine a light at any of the 12 Hospice SLO memorial ceremonies in 10 communities throughout the county.

Hospice SLO
kriskington@hospiceslo.org.
Phone: 544-2266
http://hospiceslo.org/events/light-up-a-life.html

Mission San Luis Obispo de Tolosa
751 Palm St.
San Luis Obispo

Cost: Free

Support Groups

CAREGIVER SUPPORT GROUP
December 4 (6pm )

A forum for people to get together with those who understand their concerns, share helpful strategies, lend support and encouragement. First and third Thursdays each month, by reservation only. Call: 542-6234. Ongoing. Contact for times and locations.

Bev Kirkhart
beverly.kirkhart@dignityhealth.org
Phone: 542-6239

French Hospital
1911 Johnson Ave.
San Luis Obispo

Cost: Free

Music

BLUES MASTERS JAM SESSION
Blues Masters Jam Session
BLUES MASTERS JAM SESSION
December 5 (6:30-9:30pm)

Every Wednesday Night Hosted by Craig Louis Dingman of Code Blues

Charlie
charlesbrunetti@att.net
Phone: 773-8300
http://shellcafepismo.com

Blues Masters Jam Session
1351 Price St.
Pismo Beach 93449

Art

PHOTOMORPHOSIS II
Galleries
December 5 (11-5pm)

state wide juried photography exhibit featuring photo manipulation, HDR and texturing Gray Wing

Muara Johnston
mjohnston@sloma.org
Phone: 805-543-8562
http://sloma.org

Museum of Art
1010 Broad St
San Luis Obispo 93401

Cost: Free Admission

CRAFT ART MARKET
Special Art Events
December 5 (11am-5pm)

This year the CraftArt Market celebrates its 25th year with a dazzling array of artful gifts, holiday ornaments, fine jewelry, textiles, home décor, and intricate ceramics. The CraftArt Market draws visitors from all over the region who are searching for one-of-a-kind presents. in addition, they support local artists and the Museum of Art with their purchases. Through December 31, 2012.

Muara Johnston
mjohnston@sloma.org
Phone: 805.543.8562

San Luis Obispo Museum of Art
1010 Broad St.
San Luis Obispo 93401

Sports and Wellness

Rocket Fitness
Instructor Amanda Lambert
Rocket Fitness
Lessons and Classes
December 5 (12:00-12:45 pm)

Experience the power of real fitness! Get off the hamster wheel and rediscover your authentic, wild, warrior side through short bursts of fast-paced, fun training. See why spending hours on the treadmill is keeping you overweight, tired, sick, and bored. Learn how to melt fat; build sleek muscle; and boost immunity, brain function, libido, and vitality! Mon/Wed, starting Nov 5, 12-12:45pm, at mBody Yoga in SLO.

Amanda Lambert
movingforward@flashofwhite.org
Phone: 805-680-8541
http://.www.flashofwhite.org

mBody Yoga
780 Caudill Street
San Luis Obispo 93401

Cost: $10.

DOWNTOWN PHOENIX BELLY DANCE CLASS
Belly Dance with Mahin
DOWNTOWN PHOENIX BELLY DANCE CLASS
Lessons and Classes
December 5 (6:00 PM)

Love you hips - belly dance! Women of all ages, shapes and sizes are welcome. No dance experience necessary. Winter session starts 11/7/2012.

Mahin
mahin@shes-got-hips.com
Phone: 4802330022
http://shes-got-hips.com/Downtown_Phoenix_Belly_Dance_Class.html

Fifth Row Dance Studio
513 E Roosevelt St.
Phoenix 85004

Cost: $60 session/$12 single class

ECSTATIC DANCE IN THE MORNING WITH TOBEY
Lessons and Classes
December 5 (8:30 - 9:30)

Ecstatic Dance in the Morning with Tobey: This fun dance class combines a warm up with stretching & qi gong leading into a metabolism boosting 30+ minute wave of eclectic 5 Rhythms dancing a la Gabrielle Roth and Soul Motion with Vinn Marti. We then end with a soulful cool down that brings a good vibrational tune up to the rest of your day. Mon Weds Fri 8:30-9:30 am. $5 per class or $50 for the month. Amethyst Annex 604 Main St Cambria. Sunday Dec 9th, 10 am we'll meet for a longer class $8.

Tobey
tobeycrockett@gmail.com
Phone: 805 203 5183
http://www.tobeycrockett.com

Amethyst Annex
604 Main Street
Cambria 93428

Cost: $5 per or $50 per month

Fundraisers

LIGHT UP A LIFE CAMBRIA
LIGHT UP A LIFE CAMBRIA
December 5 (6pm)

Dec. 5 at 6pm. Join us in remembering loved ones during the 28th annual Light Up A Life. During the holiday season, you are invited to help shine a light at any of the 12 Hospice SLO memorial ceremonies in 10 communities throughout the county.

Hospice SLO
kriskington@hospiceslo.org
Phone: 544-2266
http://hospiceslo.org/events/light-up-a-life.html

Pewter Playhouse
824 Main St.
Cambria

Cost: Free

LIGHT UP A LIFE MORRO BAY
LIGHT UP A LIFE MORRO BAY
December 5 (6pm)

Dec. 5 at 6pm. Join us in remembering loved ones during the 28th annual Light Up A Life. During the holiday season, you are invited to help shine a light at any of the 12 Hospice SLO memorial ceremonies in 10 communities throughout the county.

Hospice SLO
kriskington@hospiceslo.org.
Phone: 545-8887
http://hospiceslo.org/events/light-up-a-life.html

Coalesce Bookstore
845 Main St.
Morro Bay

Cost: Free

Special Events

I'M DREAMING OF A GREEN CHRISTMAS
December 6 (7-9am)

Green Goods is a local, family-owned, eco-friendly showroom selling green and sustainable interiors, and they invite contractors and architects to join them Dec. 6 for networking, food, and good cheer. They're dreaming of a green Christmas, are you?

Beth Barnes
contact@slogreengoods.com
Phone: 543-9900
http://slogreengoods.com

Green Goods
111 South St.
San Luis Obispo

Cost: Free

JEFF AND GORDON: <em>MOMENT OF GLORY</em>
o “How You Play the Game,” 10/29/11, Video Performance, courtesy the artist
JEFF AND GORDON: MOMENT OF GLORY
December 6 (5pm)

In a media-saturated, success-driven culture, the most coveted place to be is the winner’s circle. With their interactive, multi-media performance, collaborative artist duo Jeff and Gordon will give visitors the opportunity to bask in their own personal moment of glory, without any of the work it usually takes to get there. Dec. 6.

Jenn Kennedy
press@sbcaf.org
Phone: 966-5373 x105
http://sbcaf.org

Santa Barbara Contemporary Arts Forum
653 Paseo Nuevo
Santa Barbara

Cost: Free

Stage

It's a Wonderful Life
It's a Wonderful Life
It's a Wonderful Life
December 6 (7:00 PM and 2:00 PM)

America’s most cherished holiday film comes to life on the Little Theatre stage! Experience the extraordinary, heart-warming journey of Bedford Falls resident George Bailey, whose dreams of escape and adventure have been buried under family obligations and civic responsibilities. Join your favorite characters: George and Mary, Clarence, Uncle Billy and, of course, the Scrooge-like villain, Mr. Potter!

Kevin Harris
kevinharris@slolittletheatre.org
Phone: 786-2440
http://www.slolittletheatre.org

San Luis Obispo Little Theatre
888 Morro Street
San Luis Obispo 93401

Cost: $15-$25

Art

PHOTOMORPHOSIS II
Galleries
December 6 (11-5pm)

state wide juried photography exhibit featuring photo manipulation, HDR and texturing Gray Wing

Muara Johnston
mjohnston@sloma.org
Phone: 805-543-8562
http://sloma.org

Museum of Art
1010 Broad St
San Luis Obispo 93401

Cost: Free Admission

FACULTY RESEARCH TRIENNIAL
Openings and Receptions
December 6 (5:00 pm)

Faculty Research Triennial: Showcase of new creative research and artwork in graphic design, photography, drawing, painting, sculpture, installation, and art history by Cal Poly Department of Art and Design Faculty. Exhibition November 9-December 7. Opening reception Friday, November 9, 5 pm. Gallery hours Tuesday-Saturday, 11-4 pm.

Jeff Van Kleeck
jvanklee@calpoly.edu
Phone: 805-756-6038
http://art.gallery.calpoly.edu

University Art Gallery
Walter F. Dexter Building (34), RM 171; Cal Poly
San Luis Obispo 93407

Cost: free

CRAFT ART MARKET
Special Art Events
December 6 (11am-5pm)

This year the CraftArt Market celebrates its 25th year with a dazzling array of artful gifts, holiday ornaments, fine jewelry, textiles, home décor, and intricate ceramics. The CraftArt Market draws visitors from all over the region who are searching for one-of-a-kind presents. in addition, they support local artists and the Museum of Art with their purchases. Through December 31, 2012.

Muara Johnston
mjohnston@sloma.org
Phone: 805.543.8562

San Luis Obispo Museum of Art
1010 Broad St.
San Luis Obispo 93401

The Outdoors

SLO PHOTO NIGHT
SLO PHOTO NIGHT
December 6 (6pm)

SLO Photo Night Adventure happens every first Thursday of the Month between 6-8pm in San Luis Obispo. We'll photograph some of San Luis Obispo's most iconic places such as the Fremont Theater, Farmers' Market and the downtown area. Join us on this nocturnal photo adventure and learn how to create stunning night photography.

Adam Paine
info@prophotoslo.com
Phone: 801-0544
http://prophotoslo.com

956 Walnut St.
San Luis Obispo

Cost: Free

Sports and Wellness

LAUGHTER YOGA
December 6 (10:45)

Laughter Yoga is an aerobic exercise that can be done by all body types including people in wheelchairs, and it's offered every Thurs.

William Alarid
wmalarid@aol.com
Phone: 925-3216

Mussell Senior Center
510 E. Park Ave.
Santa Maria 93454

Cost: Free

Fundraisers

LIGHT UP A LIFE ARROYO GRANDE
December 6 (6 p.m. )

Dec. 6 at 6pm. Join us in remembering loved ones during the 28th annual Light Up A Life. During the holiday season, you are invited to help shine a light at any of the 12 Hospice SLO memorial ceremonies in 10 communities throughout the county.

Hospice SLO
kriskington@hospiceslo.org.
Phone: 544-2266

Village of Arroyo Grande Gazebo
104 Bridge St.
Arroyo Grande

Cost: Free

LIGHT UP A LIFE ATASCADERO
LIGHT UP A LIFE ATASCADERO
December 6 (6pm)

Dec. 6 at 6pm. Join us in remembering loved ones during the 28th annual Light Up A Life. During the holiday season, you are invited to help shine a light at any of the 12 Hospice SLO memorial ceremonies in 10 communities throughout the county.

Hospice SLO
kriskington@hospiceslo.org.
Phone: 544-2266
http://hospiceslo.org/events/light-up-a-life.html

Pavilion on the Lake
9315 Pismo Ave.
Atascadero

Cost: Free

Holiday events

BLISS BODY SPA AND BOUTIQUE HOLIDAY MIXER
BLISS BODY SPA AND BOUTIQUE HOLIDAY MIXER
December 7 (6-9pm)

Bliss Body Spa would like you to celebrate the holiday season with us. We'll have art, live music, wine, discounts, and giveaways on Dec. 7.

Kim Kelly
info@blissbodyspa.com
Phone: 787-0970
http://blissbodyspa.com

970 Chorro St.
San Luis Obispo

Cost: Free

LOS OSOS HOLIDAY ART SHOW & SALE
December 7

Due to popular requests, Anita Marie Schwebel jewelry, Carol & Richard Manuputy silks & ceramics, Veris candles & fragrances, Jessica Strong Lee and Iris Rose knits have decided to display their wares one more time. The event will be held in the same place at 1320 Van Beurden Drive in Los Osos on Friday, December 7th from 4:00 - 9:00 pm.

Anita Schwebel
anitamarie3@yahoo.com
Phone: 805-534-4779
http://www.peacefulplanetimages.com

LOS OSOS ART SHOW/SALE
1320 Van Beurden Drive
Los Osos 93402

Special Events

KRIYA YOGA WEEKEND WITH REV. ELLEN GRACE O'BRIAN
Rev. Ellen Grace O'Brian
KRIYA YOGA WEEKEND WITH REV. ELLEN GRACE O'BRIAN
December 7 (7:00PM - 8:00PM)

You will have the unique opportunity to spend time with an internationally known and respected teacher and author, Reverend Ellen Grace O'Brian, founder of the Center for Spiritual Enlightenment in San Jose, CA. There will be an informal time of meditation, chanting with AWAKENING's Kirtan group, and questions and answers about the spiritual path of Kriya Yoga. Rev. O'Brian's visit to Morro Bay is in support of AWAKENING Interfaith Spiritual Community's affiliation with CSE. AWAKENING's founder

Nancy Ballinger
nancy@awakeninginterfaith.org
Phone: 805-772-0306
http://www.awakeninginterfaith.org

Morro Bay Community Center
1011 Kennedy Way
Morro Bay 93443

Cost: Free Will Donation

Holiday in the Tasting Room at Talley Vineyards
Winery Events
December 7 (4pm-7pm)

Join us for an evening of holiday cheer and get some of your holiday shopping done in our tasting room! This festive evening will feature live music, food, drinks and excitement. Enjoy shopping from a variety of vendors from gourmet olive oil, to jewelry, hand painted craft items, unique holiday merchandise and much more. We will also be offering exclusive wine discounts and other seasonal surprises. This special evening will include light appetizers and a selected wine flight for only $5.

Andy McDaniel
guestservices@talleyvineyards.com
Phone: 805-489-0446

Talley Vineyards
3031 Lopez Drive
Arroyo Grande 93420

Cost: $5

Stage

AVENUE Q
Avenue Q
AVENUE Q
December 7 (8:00 PM)

Join Kelrik as we take you on an uproarious stroll down Avenue Q! This laugh-out-loud musical tells the story of a recent college grad named Princeton who moves into a shabby New York apartment all the way out on Avenue Q. There, he meets other colorful types who help him finally discover his own purpose in life. (Due to the show’s adult subject matter it is required that audience members under the age of 18 be accompanied by a parent or guardian.)

Kelrik Productions
kelrikprods@aol.com
Phone: 805 543 7529
http://www.kelrikproductions.org

UNITY
1490 Southwood Drive
San Luis Obispo 93401

Cost: $20

It's a Wonderful Life
It's a Wonderful Life
It's a Wonderful Life
December 7 (7:00 PM and 2:00 PM)

America’s most cherished holiday film comes to life on the Little Theatre stage! Experience the extraordinary, heart-warming journey of Bedford Falls resident George Bailey, whose dreams of escape and adventure have been buried under family obligations and civic responsibilities. Join your favorite characters: George and Mary, Clarence, Uncle Billy and, of course, the Scrooge-like villain, Mr. Potter!

Kevin Harris
kevinharris@slolittletheatre.org
Phone: 786-2440
http://www.slolittletheatre.org

San Luis Obispo Little Theatre
888 Morro Street
San Luis Obispo 93401

Cost: $15-$25

Music

COALESCE BOOKSTORE CONCERT
Coalesce Bookstore Yuletide Concert
COALESCE BOOKSTORE CONCERT
December 7 (7pm)

Coalesce Bookstore invites you to our annual Yuletide concert on Dec. 7.

Coalesce Bookstore
coalescebookstore@gmail.com
Phone: 772-2880
http://coalescebookstore.com

Coalesce Bookstore
845 Main St.
Morro Bay

Cost: $15

Art

PHOTOMORPHOSIS II
Galleries
December 7 (11-5pm)

state wide juried photography exhibit featuring photo manipulation, HDR and texturing Gray Wing

Muara Johnston
mjohnston@sloma.org
Phone: 805-543-8562
http://sloma.org

Museum of Art
1010 Broad St
San Luis Obispo 93401

Cost: Free Admission

Alison Watt Jackson: Yesteryear
Alison Watt Jackson: Yesteryear
Galleries
December 7 (11am - 5pm)

Black and white photographs by Alison Watt Jackson on display in the First Gallery through December 31st, 2012.

Muara Johnston
mjohnston@sloma.org
Phone: 805.543.8562

San Luis Obispo Museum of Art
1010 Broad St.
San Luis Obispo 93401

Cost: Free admission

The Painters Group: Push Pin Invitational
Galleries
December 7 (11am - 5pm)

The Painters Group members' artwork in a variety of mediums presented in the most casual way. On display in the McMeen Gallery through December 30th, 2012.

Muara Johnston
mjohnston@sloma.org
Phone: 805.543.8562

San Luis Obispo Museum of Art
1010 Broad St.
San Luis Obispo 93401

Cost: Free admission

FACULTY RESEARCH TRIENNIAL
Openings and Receptions
December 7 (5:00 pm)

Faculty Research Triennial: Showcase of new creative research and artwork in graphic design, photography, drawing, painting, sculpture, installation, and art history by Cal Poly Department of Art and Design Faculty. Exhibition November 9-December 7. Opening reception Friday, November 9, 5 pm. Gallery hours Tuesday-Saturday, 11-4 pm.

Jeff Van Kleeck
jvanklee@calpoly.edu
Phone: 805-756-6038
http://art.gallery.calpoly.edu

University Art Gallery
Walter F. Dexter Building (34), RM 171; Cal Poly
San Luis Obispo 93407

Cost: free

CRAFT ART MARKET
Special Art Events
December 7 (11am-5pm)

This year the CraftArt Market celebrates its 25th year with a dazzling array of artful gifts, holiday ornaments, fine jewelry, textiles, home décor, and intricate ceramics. The CraftArt Market draws visitors from all over the region who are searching for one-of-a-kind presents. in addition, they support local artists and the Museum of Art with their purchases. Through December 31, 2012.

Muara Johnston
mjohnston@sloma.org
Phone: 805.543.8562

San Luis Obispo Museum of Art
1010 Broad St.
San Luis Obispo 93401

Sports and Wellness

FREE PROJECT OF LIGHT CLINIC
December 7 (11am-2pm)

Global Alliance for Balance and Healing is offering free sessions of light and tone at the Project of Light clinic on Dec. 7 at the Santa Margarita Community Hall. No appointment is necessary. All are welcome. Come and enjoy a free tune up facilitated by Global Alliance Healing Team members.

Wendy McKenna
wendy@globalalliance.ws
Phone: 438-4347
http://globalalliance.ws

Santa Margarita Community Hall
Santa Margarita

Cost: Free

ECSTATIC DANCE IN THE MORNING WITH TOBEY
Lessons and Classes
December 7 (8:30 - 9:30)

Ecstatic Dance in the Morning with Tobey: This fun dance class combines a warm up with stretching & qi gong leading into a metabolism boosting 30+ minute wave of eclectic 5 Rhythms dancing a la Gabrielle Roth and Soul Motion with Vinn Marti. We then end with a soulful cool down that brings a good vibrational tune up to the rest of your day. Mon Weds Fri 8:30-9:30 am. $5 per class or $50 for the month. Amethyst Annex 604 Main St Cambria. Sunday Dec 9th, 10 am we'll meet for a longer class $8.

Tobey
tobeycrockett@gmail.com
Phone: 805 203 5183
http://www.tobeycrockett.com

Amethyst Annex
604 Main Street
Cambria 93428

Cost: $5 per or $50 per month

Fundraisers

Light Up A Life Nipomo
Light Up A Life Nipomo
December 7 (6 p.m. )

Dec. 7, 6 p.m. Join us in remembering loved ones during the 28th annual Light Up A Life. During the holiday season, you are invited to help shine a light at any of the 12 Hospice SLO memorial ceremonies in 10 communities throughout the county.

Hospice SLO
kriskington@hospiceslo.org.
Phone: 805.544.2266
http://www.hospiceslo.org/events/light-up-a-life.html

Kaleidoscope Inn
130 E. Dana Street
Nipomo 93444

Cost: Free

Holiday events

Holiday Family Festival
December 8 (11 am to 4 pm)

DEC 8 FREE Downtown Fort Lauderdale Historical District Music, kids fun, historical tours, Antique car show and Pet Parade with Santa Arts and crafts and holiday gift items

Elaine
elainevasquez@aol.com
Phone: 9546466991
http://www.fortlauderdalehistorycenter.org

Old Fort Lauderdale District
SW 2 Avenue on Riverwalk
Fort Lauderdale 33301

Cost: FREE

LOS ALAMOS HOLIDAY STROLL
December 8

The public is invited to attend the Los Alamos Holiday Stroll festivities celebrating the season on Saturday, December 8,2012. Tree lighting is at 5:15pm, there will be strolling carolers, a community bonfire with marshmallows available for roasting, holiday shopping and complimentary holiday treats athe the businesses along Bell Street.

Jennifer Scarano
jenniferscarano@gmail.com
Phone: (805)264-6193
http://www.LosAlamosValley.org

Los Alamos Holiday Stroll
Bell Street
Los Alamos 93440

Cost: free

PEAR VALLEY HOLIDAY OPEN HOUSE
December 8

Enjoy holiday treats and live music during our Holiday Open House on Saturday, December 8th. Bring an unwrapped toy for the Toy Bank and receive a 10% discount on your wine purchase. Pear Valley wines are the perfect Christmas gift!

Events
info@pearvalley.com
Phone: 8052372861

Pear Valley Estate Wine
4900 Union Road
Paso Robles 93446

RITAS RAINBOW OF TREASURES
December 8 (10am to 5pm)

December 8, 2012 at the Davidson Furniture Building/SLO Local artisans showcase beautiful homemade and unique items; benefiting a local non-profit (Rita's Rainbows)created to serve the memory of Rita Maria Goehner to help children in need.

Mary Holliday
mkholliday@ritasrainbows.org
Phone: 805441449

Davidsons Furniture
669 Higuera Street
San Luis Obispo 93401

Cost: 0

Special Events

DUDLEYAS OF CALIFORNIA PRESENTATION AT SLO BOTANICAL GARDEN
December 8 (1pm-3pm)

Join Stephen McCabe of UCSC Arboretum as he presents on the diversity of California native succulents. This visually stunning presentation will leave you informed and inspired. Free docent led Garden tour at 2pm. Call 805.541.1400 or visit www.slobg.org for more info.

Lindsey Collinsworth
education@slobg.org
Phone: 805.541.1400
http://www.slobg.org

San Luis Obispo Botanical Garden
3450 Dairy Creek Road
San Luis Obispo 93405

Stage

AVENUE Q
Avenue Q
AVENUE Q
December 8 (8:00 PM)

Join Kelrik as we take you on an uproarious stroll down Avenue Q! This laugh-out-loud musical tells the story of a recent college grad named Princeton who moves into a shabby New York apartment all the way out on Avenue Q. There, he meets other colorful types who help him finally discover his own purpose in life. (Due to the show’s adult subject matter it is required that audience members under the age of 18 be accompanied by a parent or guardian.)

Kelrik Productions
kelrikprods@aol.com
Phone: 805 543 7529
http://www.kelrikproductions.org

UNITY
1490 Southwood Drive
San Luis Obispo 93401

Cost: $20

It's a Wonderful Life
It's a Wonderful Life
It's a Wonderful Life
December 8 (7:00 PM and 2:00 PM)

America’s most cherished holiday film comes to life on the Little Theatre stage! Experience the extraordinary, heart-warming journey of Bedford Falls resident George Bailey, whose dreams of escape and adventure have been buried under family obligations and civic responsibilities. Join your favorite characters: George and Mary, Clarence, Uncle Billy and, of course, the Scrooge-like villain, Mr. Potter!

Kevin Harris
kevinharris@slolittletheatre.org
Phone: 786-2440
http://www.slolittletheatre.org

San Luis Obispo Little Theatre
888 Morro Street
San Luis Obispo 93401

Cost: $15-$25

Art

PHOTOMORPHOSIS II
Galleries
December 8 (11-5pm)

state wide juried photography exhibit featuring photo manipulation, HDR and texturing Gray Wing

Muara Johnston
mjohnston@sloma.org
Phone: 805-543-8562
http://sloma.org

Museum of Art
1010 Broad St
San Luis Obispo 93401

Cost: Free Admission

Alison Watt Jackson: Yesteryear
Alison Watt Jackson: Yesteryear
Galleries
December 8 (11am - 5pm)

Black and white photographs by Alison Watt Jackson on display in the First Gallery through December 31st, 2012.

Muara Johnston
mjohnston@sloma.org
Phone: 805.543.8562

San Luis Obispo Museum of Art
1010 Broad St.
San Luis Obispo 93401

Cost: Free admission

The Painters Group: Push Pin Invitational
Galleries
December 8 (11am - 5pm)

The Painters Group members' artwork in a variety of mediums presented in the most casual way. On display in the McMeen Gallery through December 30th, 2012.

Muara Johnston
mjohnston@sloma.org
Phone: 805.543.8562

San Luis Obispo Museum of Art
1010 Broad St.
San Luis Obispo 93401

Cost: Free admission

CRAFT ART MARKET
Special Art Events
December 8 (11am-5pm)

This year the CraftArt Market celebrates its 25th year with a dazzling array of artful gifts, holiday ornaments, fine jewelry, textiles, home décor, and intricate ceramics. The CraftArt Market draws visitors from all over the region who are searching for one-of-a-kind presents. in addition, they support local artists and the Museum of Art with their purchases. Through December 31, 2012.

Muara Johnston
mjohnston@sloma.org
Phone: 805.543.8562

San Luis Obispo Museum of Art
1010 Broad St.
San Luis Obispo 93401

Kid Stuff

DREAM CATCHERS & HOLIDAY GIFTS: KIDS WORKSHOP AT SLO BOTANICAL GARDEN
Special Events
December 8 (1pm-3pm)

Create fun holiday crafts to give to friends and family! Learn fun holiday stories as we play and create in the Garden. $5 donation appreciated.  

Lindsey Collinsworth
education@slobg.org
Phone: 805.541.1400x304
http://www.slobg.org

San Luis Obispo Botanical Garden
3450 Dairy Creek Road
San Luis Obispo 93405

The Outdoors

GreenWorks Open House: Sponsored by MidAmerican and First Solar
GreenWorks Open House: Sponsored by MidAmerican and First Solar
December 8 (10 am - 2 pm)

Come Saturday December 8th, 2012 anytime between 10 am and 2 pm and support the work of Liberty High School's students in their outdoor classroom behind the softball field, at 800 Niblick in Paso Robles. Student docents will show off project including a greenhouse, solar electric system, rainwater catchment, and plant nursery. Native plants, fruit trees, and student artwork will be on sale at the event.

Greg Ellis
greg@onecoolearth.org
Phone: 7603825164
http://www.onecoolearth.org

Liberty Continuation High School
657 Nicklaus
Paso Robles 93446

Cost: $0

Sports and Wellness

CENTRAL  PHOENIX BELLY DANCE CLASS
Belly Dance with Mahin
CENTRAL PHOENIX BELLY DANCE CLASS
December 8 (2:00 PM)

Love you hips - belly dance! Women of all ages, shapes and sizes are welcome. No dance experience necessary. Winter session starts 11/3/2012.

Mahin
mahin@shes-got-hips.com
Phone: 4802330022
http://shes-got-hips.com/Summer_Belly_Dance_Classes_in_Phoenix.html

Cannedy Performing Arts
6222 N. 7th St.
Phoenix 85012

Cost: $50 session/$15 single class

ELATION EAR ACUPUNCTURE
Elation Ear Acupuncture at Amethyst Healing Center
ELATION EAR ACUPUNCTURE
Special Events
December 8 (12pm- 2pm)

A simple, effective, low cost introduction to acupuncture, creating tranquility throughout the day. Auricular acupuncture is well known as an effective support to release stress, chronic pain, headaches, PMS, high blood pressure, anxiety, insomnia, and to support smoking cessation, detox & weight loss. Enjoy herbal tea, learn more about Chinese medicine and catch a breeze.

Jacqueline Anaya
jacqueline@anayaacupuncture.com
Phone: 805.203.3014
http://www.amethysthealingcenter.com/Amethyst_Annex.html

Amethyst Healing Center: Annex
604 Main Street
Cambria 93428

Cost: $15

Lectures and Learning

TROLLEY TOURS TO THE LIGHTHOUSE
Historic Pt. San Luis Lighthouse - Avila Beach CA
TROLLEY TOURS TO THE LIGHTHOUSE
December 8

Lighthouse Trolley Tours: Every Saturday 12pm, 1pm, 2pm Departure Times $20.00 per person/ $15 for children under 12 Docent led tour of the Lighthouse For Reservations Call 805-540-5771 www.sanluislighthouse.org Point San Luis Lighthouse Keepers P. O. Box 13556, San Luis Obispo CA 93406

Kristi Balzer
kristibalzer@gmail.com
Phone: 805 540 5771
http://info@sanluislighthouse.org

Point San Luis Lighthouse
1 Lighthouse Rd.
Avila Beach 93424

Cost: $20

Essentials of Human Resources Management Course
Classes
December 8 (Saturdays, 8:30 am – 3:30 pm)

Essentials of Human Resources Management Course The Essentials of HR is the perfect class for entry level HR staff and for supervisors and managers who need to understand how HR rules and regulations effect their daily work and managerial roles. Brandman University's Santa Maria Campus November 17 – December 15, 2012 Saturdays, 8:30 am – 3:30 pm Ray Lacasse, Instructor For More Information: Call: (805) 928 - 3443 Email: exedbmt@brandman.edu Web: brandman.edu/SHRM

Brandman University
exedbmt@brandman.edu
Phone: (805) 928 - 3443
http://www.brandman.edu/SHRM

Brandman University's Santa Maria Campus
1300 E. Cypress Street, Building A1
Santa Maria 93454

Fundraisers

TEAM AUTO COLLISION & CUSTOM CENTER'S TOYS FOR TOTS SHOW & SHINE & BBQ
December 8 (10 AM - 5 PM)

Sat, Dec 8, 2o12 from 10 AM to 5 PM at Team Auto Collision & Custom Center, 5685 Monterey Rd, Paso Robles, CA 93446, TOYS FOR TOTS SHOW & SHINE & BBQ, featuring bounce house, rockin' band, raffle, variety of vendors and car show. A new, unwrapped toy $ 20 and up will get you into the car show. Even if you don't participate in the car show, providing a toy will make Christmas magical for so many wonderful children! Don't miss it! You'll have fun!

Bettina Whippie
bettinasara@gmail.com
Phone: 805-610-7139

TEAM AUTO COLLISION & CUSTOM CENTER'S TOYS FOR TOTS SHOW & SHINE & BBQ
5685 Monterey Road
Paso Robles 93446

Cost: Free to general public & $20 + toy for car show participants.

Volunteers

ADOPT-A-PET EVENTS
December 8 (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.

Debra Holt
DebraHolt@AOL.COM
Phone: 549-9228
http://felinenetwork.org

PetCo
Madonna Plaza Shopping Center
SLO 93405

Cost: Adoption fees are $60 for one or $80 for two

CALLING ALL GREEN THUMBS!
December 8 (9am-12pm)

Calling all Green Thumbs! Join Audubon on Sat, Dec 8th 9-12 to help restore this beautiful coastal habitat on the shores of Morro Bay with native plants. Bring a shovel with your name on it, if you have one. Otherwise, just bring you and your friends and family of all ages to the Sweet Springs Nature Preserve on the corner of 4th Street and Ramona Ave in Los Osos. Tools, tips & treats provided – even prizes for correct answers on our Nature quiz! More info: 239-3928.

Holly Sletteland
hslettel@calpoly.edu
Phone: 8052393928
http://www.morrocoastaudubon.org

Sweet Springs Nature Preserve
4th St & Ramona Ave
Los Osos 93402

Cost: Free

Holiday events

THE POLAR EXPRESS
Join Le Vigne Winery and Family Care Network for a magical evening aboard The Polar Express!
THE POLAR EXPRESS
December 9 (4:30, 5:30, 6:30, 7:30 pm)

This holiday season you and your family can take a ride on the Polar Express! Jump aboard a historic Pullman train cars at Le Vigne Winery and hear a special reading of The Polar Express. After the storytelling, guests will proceed to a winter wonderland celebration complete with hot cocoa & cookies for kids, wine & cheese for adults and of course, a visit from Santa Claus! Join us for an evening of holiday cheer at Le Vigne Winery in Paso Robles Sunday, December 9 & 16 at 4:30 5:30 6:30 & 7:30.

Sydney McNamara
smcnamara@fcni.org
Phone: 805 503 6269
http://www.levignewinery.com/events-news/

Le Vigne Winery
5115 Buena Vista Drive
Paso Robles 93446

Cost: $10 for children, $20 for adults. Free for FCNI clients and families.

VINE STREET VICTORIAN SHOWCASE
December 9 (6-9pm)

14 blocks of front yards and decorated homes including Victorian homes, Scrooge, Santa, the Grinch, and entertainment including carolers on Dec. 8.

Norma Moye
mainstreet@tcsn.net
Phone: 238-4103
http://pasoroblesdowntown.org

Vine, between 9th and 21st Streets
Paso Robles

Cost: Free

WRITE FOR RIGHTS
December 9 (11-5)

Sunday December 9,at Linnaea's Cafe between 11-5pm. the local Amnesty International group invites you to join us in participation in Amnesty International's annual global Write-A-Thon. WRITE for RIGHTS! Take a few minutes out of your day to make a real difference in the world. In recognition of International Human Rights Day, Amnesty International annually holds a global Write-a-thon. For information regarding our local event, call 528-5823 or 544-8346.

Gail
gailgreetings@yahoo.com
Phone: 8055285823

Linnaea's Cafe
1110 garden St.
San Luis Obispo 93401

Cost: FREE

Special Events

AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL WRITE-A-THON
December 9 (11 am - 5 pm)

AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL GLOBAL WRITE-A-THON WRITE FOR RIGHTS!! LINAEA'S CAFE, 1110 Garden Street, San Luis Obispo Sunday, December 9, 11 a.m. - 5 p.m. On Sunday December 9, you can shine a light in dark corners and step up the pressure on governments around the world. Join us at Linnaea's Cafe where together we will write, tweet, blog, speak out and make sure that Prisoners of Conscience are not forgotten. We will provide prisoner information, holiday cards and writing materials.

Gail Comer
gailgreetings@yahoo.com
Phone: 528-5823

Linnaea's Cafe
1110 Garden Street
San Luis Obispo 93401

Cost: 0

Stage

It's a Wonderful Life
It's a Wonderful Life
It's a Wonderful Life
December 9 (7:00 PM and 2:00 PM)

America’s most cherished holiday film comes to life on the Little Theatre stage! Experience the extraordinary, heart-warming journey of Bedford Falls resident George Bailey, whose dreams of escape and adventure have been buried under family obligations and civic responsibilities. Join your favorite characters: George and Mary, Clarence, Uncle Billy and, of course, the Scrooge-like villain, Mr. Potter!

Kevin Harris
kevinharris@slolittletheatre.org
Phone: 786-2440
http://www.slolittletheatre.org

San Luis Obispo Little Theatre
888 Morro Street
San Luis Obispo 93401

Cost: $15-$25

Music

SAN LUIS OBISPO YOUTH SYMPHONY HOLIDAY CONCERT
December 9 (3 pm)

The 2012-2013 Season for the San Luis Obispo Youth Symphony commences with a great concert for the entire family on Sunday, December 9th at 3 p.m. at the Clark Center in Arroyo Grande. The concert will feature the very talented members of all five Youth Symphony ensembles: SuperBows, Preparatory Strings, Symphonic Winds, Academy String Orchestra and the Concert Orchestra. The musical program will include Dvorak’s American Quartet and Walton’s Crown Imperial March. In addition, audience members of all ages will enjoy performances of holiday favorites. Tickets for the performance are priced very affordably for young families at $15 for adults and $5 for children age 14 and under.

SLO Symphony
staff@slosymphony.com
Phone: (805) 543-3533
http://sloyouthsymphony.org/cm/Home.html

Clark Center
487 Fair Oaks Avenue
Arroyo Grande 93420

Cost: $5-$15

Art

PHOTOMORPHOSIS II
Galleries
December 9 (11-5pm)

state wide juried photography exhibit featuring photo manipulation, HDR and texturing Gray Wing

Muara Johnston
mjohnston@sloma.org
Phone: 805-543-8562
http://sloma.org

Museum of Art
1010 Broad St
San Luis Obispo 93401

Cost: Free Admission

Alison Watt Jackson: Yesteryear
Alison Watt Jackson: Yesteryear
Galleries
December 9 (11am - 5pm)

Black and white photographs by Alison Watt Jackson on display in the First Gallery through December 31st, 2012.

Muara Johnston
mjohnston@sloma.org
Phone: 805.543.8562

San Luis Obispo Museum of Art
1010 Broad St.
San Luis Obispo 93401

Cost: Free admission

The Painters Group: Push Pin Invitational
Galleries
December 9 (11am - 5pm)

The Painters Group members' artwork in a variety of mediums presented in the most casual way. On display in the McMeen Gallery through December 30th, 2012.

Muara Johnston
mjohnston@sloma.org
Phone: 805.543.8562

San Luis Obispo Museum of Art
1010 Broad St.
San Luis Obispo 93401

Cost: Free admission

Artist Reception
Openings and Receptions
December 9 (3pm - 5pm)

Free public reception to meet with the artists Alison Watt Jackson, members of The Painters Group and the Santa Ynez Woodworking Guild.

Muara Johnston
mjohnston@sloma.org
Phone: 805.543.8562

San Luis Obispo Museum of Art
1010 Broad St.
San Luis Obispo 93401

Cost: Free

CRAFT ART MARKET
Special Art Events
December 9 (11am-5pm)

This year the CraftArt Market celebrates its 25th year with a dazzling array of artful gifts, holiday ornaments, fine jewelry, textiles, home décor, and intricate ceramics. The CraftArt Market draws visitors from all over the region who are searching for one-of-a-kind presents. in addition, they support local artists and the Museum of Art with their purchases. Through December 31, 2012.

Muara Johnston
mjohnston@sloma.org
Phone: 805.543.8562

San Luis Obispo Museum of Art
1010 Broad St.
San Luis Obispo 93401

Sports and Wellness

BOOSTING IMMUNITY AND DIGESTION: A QUIGONG AND YIN YOGA WORKSHOP
December 9

Invigorate your immune system and promote healthy digestion this holiday season with the life-giving practices of Quigong and Yin Yoga. Instructors: Devin Wallace, certified Quigong instructor; Katy Yurchesen, certified Yin Yoga teacher and founder of Metta Health & Wellness. Dec. 9, 4-6:30 pm

Devin Wallace
devinwalla@gmail.com
Phone: 709-2227

The Yoga Center of Morro Bay
335 Dunes St.
Morro Bay

ELATION EAR ACUPUNCTURE
Elation Ear Acupuncture at Amethyst Healing Center
ELATION EAR ACUPUNCTURE
Special Events
December 9 (12pm- 2pm)

A simple, effective, low cost introduction to acupuncture, creating tranquility throughout the day. Auricular acupuncture is well known as an effective support to release stress, chronic pain, headaches, PMS, high blood pressure, anxiety, insomnia, and to support smoking cessation, detox & weight loss. Enjoy herbal tea, learn more about Chinese medicine and catch a breeze.

Jacqueline Anaya
jacqueline@anayaacupuncture.com
Phone: 805.203.3014
http://www.amethysthealingcenter.com/Amethyst_Annex.html

Amethyst Healing Center: Annex
604 Main Street
Cambria 93428

Cost: $15

Fundraisers

Mona Sperlo Benefit BBQ and Fundraiser
Fundraiser BBQ and Raffle
Mona Sperlo Benefit BBQ and Fundraiser
December 9 (12pm to 4pm)

Join friends and family on Dec. 9th from 12pm to 4pm at the Portuguese Hall in Arroyo Grande to benefit Mona's fight with cancer. BBQ and Raffle tickets are each $10.00 and can be purchased in advance by calling 805-440-3436.

Lynda Vaneck
lvaneck@att.net
Phone: 805-440-3436

Mona Sperlo Benefit BBQ
Portuguese Hall
Arroyo Grande 93420

Cost: $10.00

Toy Drive/Zumba Fitness Class
December 9 (1-2:30)

We are holding our 3rd Annual Toy Drive/Zumba Fitness Party on December 9th from 1-2:30 at C.L. Smith Elementary School. All you have to do to help deserving kids is bring an unwrapped, new toy for a boy or girl between the ages of 4-12 and have fun dancing with us!

Erin Brzykcy
ebrzykcy@slcusd.org
Phone: (805) 596-4094

C.L. Smith Elementary School
1375 Balboa St
San Luis Obispo 93405

Cost: Unwrapped New Toy

Art

PHOTOMORPHOSIS II
Galleries
December 10 (11-5pm)

state wide juried photography exhibit featuring photo manipulation, HDR and texturing Gray Wing

Muara Johnston
mjohnston@sloma.org
Phone: 805-543-8562
http://sloma.org

Museum of Art
1010 Broad St
San Luis Obispo 93401

Cost: Free Admission

Alison Watt Jackson: Yesteryear
Alison Watt Jackson: Yesteryear
Galleries
December 10 (11am - 5pm)

Black and white photographs by Alison Watt Jackson on display in the First Gallery through December 31st, 2012.

Muara Johnston
mjohnston@sloma.org
Phone: 805.543.8562

San Luis Obispo Museum of Art
1010 Broad St.
San Luis Obispo 93401

Cost: Free admission

The Painters Group: Push Pin Invitational
Galleries
December 10 (11am - 5pm)

The Painters Group members' artwork in a variety of mediums presented in the most casual way. On display in the McMeen Gallery through December 30th, 2012.

Muara Johnston
mjohnston@sloma.org
Phone: 805.543.8562

San Luis Obispo Museum of Art
1010 Broad St.
San Luis Obispo 93401

Cost: Free admission

CRAFT ART MARKET
Special Art Events
December 10 (11am-5pm)

This year the CraftArt Market celebrates its 25th year with a dazzling array of artful gifts, holiday ornaments, fine jewelry, textiles, home décor, and intricate ceramics. The CraftArt Market draws visitors from all over the region who are searching for one-of-a-kind presents. in addition, they support local artists and the Museum of Art with their purchases. Through December 31, 2012.

Muara Johnston
mjohnston@sloma.org
Phone: 805.543.8562

San Luis Obispo Museum of Art
1010 Broad St.
San Luis Obispo 93401

Sports and Wellness

Rocket Fitness
Instructor Amanda Lambert
Rocket Fitness
Lessons and Classes
December 10 (12:00-12:45 pm)

Experience the power of real fitness! Get off the hamster wheel and rediscover your authentic, wild, warrior side through short bursts of fast-paced, fun training. See why spending hours on the treadmill is keeping you overweight, tired, sick, and bored. Learn how to melt fat; build sleek muscle; and boost immunity, brain function, libido, and vitality! Mon/Wed, starting Nov 5, 12-12:45pm, at mBody Yoga in SLO.

Amanda Lambert
movingforward@flashofwhite.org
Phone: 805-680-8541
http://.www.flashofwhite.org

mBody Yoga
780 Caudill Street
San Luis Obispo 93401

Cost: $10.

ECSTATIC DANCE IN THE MORNING WITH TOBEY
Lessons and Classes
December 10 (8:30 - 9:30)

Ecstatic Dance in the Morning with Tobey: This fun dance class combines a warm up with stretching & qi gong leading into a metabolism boosting 30+ minute wave of eclectic 5 Rhythms dancing a la Gabrielle Roth and Soul Motion with Vinn Marti. We then end with a soulful cool down that brings a good vibrational tune up to the rest of your day. Mon Weds Fri 8:30-9:30 am. $5 per class or $50 for the month. Amethyst Annex 604 Main St Cambria. Sunday Dec 9th, 10 am we'll meet for a longer class $8.

Tobey
tobeycrockett@gmail.com
Phone: 805 203 5183
http://www.tobeycrockett.com

Amethyst Annex
604 Main Street
Cambria 93428

Cost: $5 per or $50 per month

Stage

CHEAP COMEDY NIGHT EXPERIMENT AT THE Z!
December 11 (8PM)

CHEAP COMEDY NIGHT EXPERIMENT AT THE Z! Former cast members of local television cult show FISHMASTERS host an evening of Stand Up Comics, Sketch Comedy, Music, and "Anything Goes" Open Mic the 2nd and 4th Tuesday each Month. Show starts at 8pm. The Z is located at 2010 Parker (Parker & High off Higuera).

Carl Edge
davidcarledge@gmail.com
Phone: 805-541-2353

The Z
2010 Parker
San Luis Obispo 93401

Cost: $5,00

Support Groups

PASO ROBLES ALZHEIMER'S/DEMENTIA GENERAL INTEREST
December 11 (5:30pm)

Open to all, this group meets the second Tues. of the month.

Phone: Elana Peters at 975-8270

Emeritus/Creston Village
1919 Creston Road
Paso Robles