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December 14 - December 21

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

<em>CHRISTMAS GHOST STORIES</em> - READING BY LOCAL AUTHOR MARK ONSPAUGH
Tales to Make You Shiver
CHRISTMAS GHOST STORIES - READING BY LOCAL AUTHOR MARK ONSPAUGH
December 14 (7pm)

In his new book Christmas Ghost Stories writer Mark Onspaugh brings you a tantalizing new collection of dark, humorous, and romantic winter tales to share with family and friends. The author will perform a selection and sign books for the holiday crowd on Dec. 14 at 7 pm at the Amethyst Annex.

Tobey
tobeycrockett@gmail.com
Phone: 203-5183
http://christmasghoststories.com

Amethyst Annex
604 Main St.
Cambria

Cost: Free

Stage

AVENUE Q
Avenue Q
AVENUE Q
December 14 (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 14 (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

ST. VINCENT FOLK AT KREUZBERG WITH SPECIAL GUESTS TRIPLE X AND WORLD CLASS HEAVYWEIGHTS
December 14

St. Vincent Folk at Kreuzberg with special guests Triple X and World Class Heavyweights on Dec. 14 at 7:30 p.m.

vincent bernardy
vinny444@hotmail.com
Phone: 215-9305

Kreuzberg
685 Higuera St.
SLO

Cost: free

Art

PHOTOMORPHOSIS II
Galleries
December 14 (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 14 (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 14 (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

FEATURED AND GUEST ARTISTS CAROL ASTAIRE AND SLO CAMERA CLUB
Catch A Wave
FEATURED AND GUEST ARTISTS CAROL ASTAIRE AND SLO CAMERA CLUB
Openings and Receptions
December 14 (5-8pm)

Exhibit runs through Dec. 29 with an opening reception on Dec. 14 from 5-8pm.

Gallery at Marina Square
gallerymarinasq@gmail.com
Phone: 772-1068
http://marinasqgallerynews.blogspot.com

Gallery at Marina Square
601 Embarcadero
Morro Bay

Cost: Free

MORRO BAY EMBARCADERO ART WALK
Openings and Receptions
December 14 (5-8pm)

Spend an enjoyable evening along the waterfront. Converse with talented local artists about their fine art, jewelry, crafts, and more. Get a work of art signed by the artist. Listen to local guitarist, Mike Swanberg play some tunes. Enjoy refreshments provided by participating galleries and shops. Dec. 14.

Marina Square Complex
gallerymarinasquare@gmail.com
Phone: 772-1068
http://marinasqgallerynews.blogspot.com

Marina Square Complex
601 Embarcadero
Morro Bay

Cost: Free

CRAFT ART MARKET
Special Art Events
December 14 (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

ECSTATIC DANCE IN THE MORNING WITH TOBEY
Lessons and Classes
December 14 (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

Lectures and Learning

WOMAN'S CLUB OF ARROYO GRANDE
Clubs, Meetings, and Discussion Groups
December 14 (1pm)

meets on the second Fri. of every month for culture, advancement, and civic betterment. A lunch is generally served for $12.

http://womansclubofarroyogrande.org/aboutus.htm

211 Vernon St.
Arroyo Grande

TRAVEL CONNECTIONS AND SOCIAL CLUB
Travel Club
TRAVEL CONNECTIONS AND SOCIAL CLUB
Clubs, Meetings, and Discussion Groups
December 14 (6pm)

provides a relaxed, safe, and informal way to meet new friends and travel companions on the second Fri. of every month.

Dianne Tuttle
atc@itravelconsultants.com
Phone: 781-2630
http://itravelconsultants.com

Travel Club
570 Higuera St.
SLO 93401

Holiday events

SAN MIGUEL HOLIDAY CRAFT FAIRE AND LIGHTS PARADE
December 15

on Dec. 15 in downtown San Miguel. The Craft Faire starts at 2pm and includes a chili cook-off and a cupcake decorating contest. The parade begins at 6pm.

Mike Saunders
Phone: Lynne_Schmitz@yahoo.com

Cost: Free

SONGS FOR THE SEASON
Ron Perry and Mary Schwalbe sing Songs for the Season
SONGS FOR THE SEASON
December 15 (2-4:30pm)

Please join Friends of the Fiscalini Ranch Preserve for an afternoon of holiday music on Dec. 15. Seasonal favorites will be provided by Ron Perry and Mary Schwalbe. Snacks, warm, holiday beverages, and a wine bar, along with a raffle will round out the evening’s entertainment.

Jo Ellen Butler
ffrpcambria@sbcglobal.net
Phone: 927-2856
http://ffrpcambria.org

2735 Main St.
Cambria

Cost: $15

Special Events

INDEPENDENT GRAPE GROWERS OF THE PASO ROBLES AREA HOLIDAY SOCIAL
December 15 (6-10pm)

The public is invited to a wine and viticulture holiday social, hosted by The Independent Grape Growers of the Paso Robles Area (IGGPRA) on Dec. 15 from 6-10pm at the San Miguel Parish Center. A four-course dinner will be serviced by Cahoots Catering along with dancing with DJ Jerry Craig. Guests and growers are encouraged to bring wine to share and offer the opportunity to sample local wines that may not be commercially available. Tickets are $50 per person in advance and seating is limited which means reservations are required. Reservations can be made by contacting Elizabeth Torp at: 226-8293 or by going online.

Elizabeth Torp
pr@arandcompany.com
Phone: 226-8293
http://pasorobleswinegrapes.com

775 Mission St.
San Miguel

SLO ROASTED COFFEE OPEN HOUSE
December 15 (12-4pm)

SLO Roasted Coffee is having a open house on Dec. 15 from noon to 4pm. Come and check out our: coffee and chocolate pairings, coffee roasting demonstration, automated bagging process, and a cupping coffee class.

SLO Roasted Coffee
sloroasted@hotmail.com
Phone: 528-7317

SLO Roasted Coffee Open House
1172 Los Olivos Ave.
Los Osos

Cost: Free

Stage

AVENUE Q
Avenue Q
AVENUE Q
December 15 (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 15 (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

Writers and Literature

BOOK SIGNING WITH LESTER ROUGEOT
December 15 (10am-1pm)

will take place on Dec. 15 from

Suzanne Robitaille
srobitaille@prcity.com
Phone: 237-3870

Paso Robles City Library
1000 Spring St.
Paso Robles

Cost: Free

Art

PHOTOMORPHOSIS II
Galleries
December 15 (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 15 (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 15 (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 15 (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

Forever Stoked Holiday Art Show
Santa may be busy surfing , snowboarding or skating, but we are still having an awesome art show December 15th! Hope to see you there!
Forever Stoked Holiday Art Show
Special Art Events
December 15 (Noon-10pm)

Forever Stoked Holiday Art Show. Featuring works from Local Central Coast Artists... Ken Christensen, Charlie Clingman, Chris Pedersen, Peter Pierce, Jordan Haughey, and more. Dec.15 at the Forever Stoked Gallery. 

Chris Pedersen
foreverstoked@hotmail.com
Phone: 234-5917
http://foreverstoked.com

Forever Stoked Gallery
1164 Quintana Rd.
Morro Bay

Cost: Free

The Outdoors

SWAP'S WALK IN THE ELFIN FOREST
December 15 (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.

Phone: 528-0392
http://Call for details

Elfin Forest
15th or 16th Streets
Los Osos 93412

Cost: Free

Sports and Wellness

CENTRAL  PHOENIX BELLY DANCE CLASS
Belly Dance with Mahin
CENTRAL PHOENIX BELLY DANCE CLASS
December 15 (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

FREE ENERGY BALANCING CLINIC
December 15 (11am-4pm)

Global Alliance for Balance and Healing is offering free energy balancing sessions on Dec. 15 from 11am-4pm. The free clinic will be held at Sierra Vista Regional Medical Center in the Auditorium. Look for our Global Alliance signs. Sessions are 25 minutes in duration, appropriate for all ages, and no appointment is necessary. All are welcome.

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

1010 Murray Ave.
San Luis Obispo

Cost: Free

Lectures and Learning

TROLLEY TOURS TO THE LIGHTHOUSE
Historic Pt. San Luis Lighthouse - Avila Beach CA
TROLLEY TOURS TO THE LIGHTHOUSE
December 15

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 15 (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

THE AMERICAN LEGION PANCAKE BREAKFAST
December 15 (8-11am)

will be held to benefit veterans on Dec. 15. There will be pancakes, eggs, sausage, juice, and coffee. It's $6 for adults and $3 for children.

DAN HARTNESS
danhartness@yahoo.com
Phone: 286-2949

Veterans' Building
240 Scott St.
Paso Robles

Volunteers

ADOPT-A-PET EVENTS
December 15 (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

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 16 (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.

<em>LOOKING FOR CHRISTMAS</em>
Looking for Christmas
LOOKING FOR CHRISTMAS
December 16

Looking for Christmas, a family musical, is playing on Dec. 16 at 3 and 6pm. Directed by Natalia Berryman. Bring the entire family and enjoy the spirit and the message of Christmas.

Katy
kgray@newtimesslo.com
Phone: 709-8301

New Life Community Church
990 James Way
Pismo Beach

Cost: Free

Special Events

COYOTE WALK DOWNTOWN SLO
December 16 (1pm)

It's the first ever Coyote Walk. Come walk around downtown San Luis Obispo in a cheerful, aimless fashion as part of a large flock of people. Gathering point is the bear fountain in Mission Plaza on Dec. 16 at

Connor Hastings
slolighthousegroup@gmail.com
Phone: 729-8067

San Luis Obispo

Stage

It's a Wonderful Life
It's a Wonderful Life
It's a Wonderful Life
December 16 (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

Writers and Literature

CORNERS OF THE MOUTH
Poetry
December 16 (7pm)

Corners of the Mouth is a monthly poetry series held every third Sunday of the month at Linnaea's Cafe. December will be a special memorial reading of works by poets we have lost. An open reading to folow. Dec. 16.

Kevin Patrick Sullivan
kpsslopoet@charter.net
Phone: 547-1318
http://languageofthesoul.org

Linnaea's cafe
1110 Garden St.
San Luis Obispo

Cost: Free

Art

PHOTOMORPHOSIS II
Galleries
December 16 (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 16 (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 16 (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 16 (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

Art

PHOTOMORPHOSIS II
Galleries
December 17 (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 17 (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 17 (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 17 (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 17 (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 17 (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

Support Groups

PROSTATE CANCER SUPPORT GROUP
December 17 (6:30pm)

An opportunity to discuss issues, share concerns, and exchange information with others. Next meeting is on Dec. 17.

Bev Kirkhart
beverly.kirkhart@dignityhealth.org
Phone: 542-6269

Hearst Cancer Resource Center
1941 Johnson Ave., Ste 201A
San Luis Obispo

Cost: Free

Special Events

GRAND OPENING AND RIBBON CUTTING
New affordable housing at the Pismo Creek Apts.
GRAND OPENING AND RIBBON CUTTING
December 18 (11am)

Peoples’ Self-Help Housing (PSHH) and the City of Pismo Beach will host a Grand Opening Ribbon Cutting event on Dec. 18 at 11am to celebrate the completion of the new Pismo Creek Bungalows, 360 Park Avenue, Pismo Beach. Following the ribbon-cutting ceremony, a light lunch will be served. Reservations are requested by calling 540-2441. Parking is limited. Car pooling is encouraged, as well as use of the Addie Street Parking lot.

Annette Montoya
admin@pshhc.org
Phone: 540-2441

360 Park Ave.
Pismo Beach

Holiday events

GIRLS' NIGHT OUT
December 19 (6-9pm)

Girls Just Wanna Have Fun! Join us for an evening of wine tasting, massage, beauty, gifts, and giving. Mother's Tavern, Bliss Space, Queen of Hearts Wine (just to name a few) will be on site getting us girls into the holiday spirit with some pampering and last minute gifts. Tickets are $10 and proceeds will benefit the Women's Shelter of SLO. Dec. 19.

Shari
events@motherstavern.com
Phone: 541-8733

Mother's Tavern
725 Higuera St.
San Luis Obispo

Cost: $10

Music

BLUES MASTERS JAM SESSION
Blues Masters Jam Session
BLUES MASTERS JAM SESSION
December 19 (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

KIRTAN WITH GINA SALA AND DANIEL PAUL
Kirtan with Gina Sala and Daniel Paul
KIRTAN WITH GINA SALA AND DANIEL PAUL
December 19 (7pm)

World music troubadour Gina Salá and tabla drum virtuoso Daniel Paul are embarking on a West Coast Kirtan Tour, their first together, traveling along the West Coast from Seattle to San Diego, and they will be stopping at the Sukha Wellness on Dec. 19.

Mary Sage Sennewald
marysage@sukhawellnesscenter.com
Phone: 801-8088
http://sukhawellnesscenter.com

Sukha Wellness Center
6615 Bay Laurel Pl.
Avila Beach

Cost: $15 in advance and $20 at the door

Writers and Literature

SLOLIO: TRUE STORIES AT LINNAEA'S
December 19 (7pm)

This tribute to the art of storytelling takes place this month on Dec. 19, and on the third Wed. of every month. It is open to anyone who can tell a true story on the month's theme without notes. December’s theme is "Up All Night."

Kirk Henning
slolio@slolio.org
Phone: 995-2867
http://slolio.org

Linnaea's Cafe
1110 Garden St.
San Luis Obispo

Cost: Free

Art

Alison Watt Jackson: Yesteryear
Alison Watt Jackson: Yesteryear
Galleries
December 19 (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 19 (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

RECEPTION FOR SANDI HELLER "PASTEL ODYSSEY"
Summer at the Ranch
RECEPTION FOR SANDI HELLER "PASTEL ODYSSEY"
Openings and Receptions
December 19 (7-9pm)

On Dec. 19 at 7pm come see paintings, tiles, cards, and sample food and wine. Sally Loo's will be brewing coffee and tea as well.

Sandi Heller
sandih5@sbcglobal.net
Phone: 547-1628
http://sandihellerart.com

Sally Loo's Wholesome Cafe
1804 Osos St.
San Luis Obispo

Cost: Free

CRAFT ART MARKET
Special Art Events
December 19 (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 19 (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 19 (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 19 (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

It's a Wonderful Life
It's a Wonderful Life
It's a Wonderful Life
December 20 (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

Alison Watt Jackson: Yesteryear
Alison Watt Jackson: Yesteryear
Galleries
December 20 (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 20 (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 20 (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

LAUGHTER YOGA
December 20 (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

Support Groups

LOS OSOS ALZHEIMER'S/DEMENTIA SUPPORT GROUP
December 20 (1-2:30pm)

for family caregivers who have a loved one with dementia meets every third Thursday.

Alyce Crawford
alycec@coastcrc.org
Phone: 534-9234

Los Osos Baptist Church
1900 Los Osos Valley Road
Los Osos 93402

Cost: Free

Stage

It's a Wonderful Life
It's a Wonderful Life
It's a Wonderful Life
December 21 (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

Alison Watt Jackson: Yesteryear
Alison Watt Jackson: Yesteryear
Galleries
December 21 (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 21 (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 21 (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

Nature Driven Art, The Land Conservancy SLO
Johnson Ranch, Evening Shadows
Nature Driven Art, The Land Conservancy SLO
Special Art Events
December 21

The Land Conservancy SLO is proud to present Laurel Sherrie’s paintings, "Nature-Driven Art," highlights of the Central Coast to Jan. 31, 2013, including new work depicting the Open Spaces of San Luis Obispo. 547 Marsh St., San Luis Obispo 93401 (805) 544-9096 Hours : Mon-Fri: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Laurel Sherrie
laurel@laurelsherrie.com
Phone: 805 473 4640
http://www.laurelsherrie.com

Land Conservancy SLO
547 Marsh Street
San Luis Obispo 93401

Cost: free

Sports and Wellness

FREE PROJECT OF LIGHT CLINIC ON WINTER SOLSTICE IN SANTA MARGARITA
December 21 (11:00 AM - 2:00 PM)

Global Alliance for Balance and Healing will be holding an additional Project of Light Clinic in December in honor of the Winter Solstice. Free sessions of light and tone will be offered on Friday, December 21 from 11:00am to 2:00pm at the Santa Margarita Community Hall, on the corner of I Street and Murphy Street.

Elizabeth Sullivan
elizabeth@globalalliance.ws
Phone: 805-835-0305

Santa Margarita Community Hall
corner of I and Murphy Streets
Santa Margarita 93453

Cost: Free

ECSTATIC DANCE IN THE MORNING WITH TOBEY
Lessons and Classes
December 21 (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

FREE PROJECT OF LIGHT CLINIC
Special Events
December 21 (11:00am to 2:00pm)

Global Alliance for Balance and Healing will be holding a special Project of Light Clinic in honor of the Winter Solstice on Friday, December 21 from 11:00am to 2:00pm at the Santa Margarita Community Hall in Santa Margarita. All light and tone sessions are free of charge, open to the public and appropriate for all ages. Come and receive a tune up from the Global Alliance Healing Team!

Wendy McKenna
wendy@globalalliance.ws
Phone: 805-438-4347
http://www.globalalliance.ws

Santa Margarita Community Hall
Corner of I Street and Murphy Street
Santa Margarita 93453

Cost: free

Lectures and Learning

MEDITATE FOR HUMANITY IN SANTA MARGARITA
December 21 (6:30 PM)

Wendy McKenna, Holistic Healer and Founder of Global Alliance for Balance and Healing will channel a Humanity Meditation to serve humanity’s highest good on Friday, December 21 at 6:30pm in celebration of the Winter Solstice at the Santa Margarita Community Hall on the corner of I street and Murphy Street in Santa Margarita.

Elizabeth Sullivan
elizabeth@globalalliance.ws
Phone: 805-835-0305

Santa Margarita Community Hall
corner of I and Murphy Streets
Santa Margarita 93453