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Are you comfortable with prayer in public meetings?

Yes, atheists have too much control over what's allowed.
No, keep church and state separate.
Let anyone from any religion pray in public and that will make it fair.
I'm more uncomfortable with the fact that local politicians think they need divine assistance.

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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. Ongoing.

Aaron Metchik
act@actorsedge.com
Phone: 323-488-9388
http://actorsedge.com

La Perla Del Mar
205 Windward Ave.
Shell Beach

Music

THE MET: LIVE IN HD SERIES
(9:55am or 2pm; check website for updated times)

This series features high-def transmissions to the Cohan Center's large screen from the Metropolitan Opera in NYC. Performances include: Mozart’s Cosi fan tutte, May 4; Rossini’s La Cenerentola, May 10.

Lisa Woske
lwoske@calpoly.edu
Phone: 756-4TIX (4849)
http://pacslo.org

Christopher Cohan Center
1 Grand Ave.
San Luis Obispo 93401

Cost: $27; Students $12

Art

THE UNIVERSITY ART GALLERY
Galleries
(Gallery hours are Tues.-Sat. 11am-4pm)

nurtures creativity, empathy, and big-picture thinking by bringing emerging and established artists to campus.

Phone: 756-1571
http://artgallery.calpoly.edu

Building 34, Dexter Hall
next to the Cal Poly library
SLO

THE DALLIDET ADOBE AND GARDENS
Museums

Open through Nov. on Fridays (10am-4pm), Sundays (1-4pm), and by appointment. Hours depend on volunteer availability; please call ahead.

Phone: 543-0638 ext. 10
http://historycenterslo.org

1185 Pacific St.
San Luis Obispo

MUSEUM AND HISTORY CENTER OF SLO COUNTY
Museums

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
http://historycenterslo.org

696 Monterey St.
San Luis Obispo

Kid Stuff

POTTERY CLASSES FOR KIDS
Create and Learn
(3:30-5pm)

Ongoing pottery classes for kids ages 6 and older.

anam-cre studio
anamcre.ss@gmail.com
Phone: 896-6197
http://anamcre.com

Anamcre Pottery Studio
570 Higuera St.
San Luis Obispo

Cost: $20 per class

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

ARROYO GRANDE
(8:30am)

In the Smart & Final parking lot on the corner of Grand Ave. and Courtland on Wed. at

Phone: 544-9570

Arroyo Grande

MORRO BAY
(2:30-6pm)

Takes place on Thurs. in the Spencer's Market parking lot and Sat. on downtown Main Street.

Phone: call 544-9570
http://morrobay.org

Morro Bay Blvd. and Main St.
Morro Bay

ARROYO GRANDE VILLAGE
(Noon-2:30pm)

Live entertainment, fresh fruit, flowers, and more on Sat.

Phone: 544-9570
http://arroyograndevillage.org

Village Gazebo area
Arroyo Grande Village - downtown

NIPOMO CERTIFIED FARMERS MARKET
(11am-2:30pm)

Takes place on Sundays from

glenn5612@att.net
Phone: 929-3081

Monarch Club
1645 Trilogy Parkway
Nipomo

Cost: Free

SAN LUIS OBISPO
(8-10:45am)

At the Promenade parking lot near World Market (off Madonna Road), Sat. from

Phone: 544-9570

SLO

TEMPLETON
(9am-12:30pm)

In the Town Park on Sat.

Phone: 748-1109

at 6th and Crocker Streets
Templeton

LOS OSOS/BAYWOOD PARK
(2-4:30pm)

Mondays.

Phone: 748-1109

At Second and Santa Maria Streets
Los Osos

PISMO BEACH
(3-7pm)

Live music, produce, craft items, and prepared food are available every Wed. from

info@pismochamber.com
Phone: 773-4382

the pier
Pismo Beach

PASO ROBLES
(3-6pm)

Tues. at City Park from

Phone: 748-1109
http://northcountyfarmersmarkets.com

11th and Spring St.
Paso Robles

Lectures and Learning

HEARST CASTLE
(Times vary)

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
http://hearstcastle.com

San Simeon

Fundraisers

SLO FOOD BANK
(5-9pm)

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

1357 Monterey St.
SLO

UNITED BLOOD SERVICES
(Times vary)

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.

Phone: 543-4290
http://unitedbloodservices.org/centralcoast or Blood4Life.org

SLO County

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.

Phone: 543-9316
http://woodshumanesociety.org

875 Oklahoma Ave.
SLO

Support Groups

PROSTATE CANCER
(7pm)

The North County Prostate Cancer Support Group meets monthly in the Pavilion Room on the last Thurs. at

Bill Houston
Phone: 995-2254
http://cancer.org

Twin Cities Community Hospital
1100 Las Tablas Road
Templeton

Cost: Free

Holiday events

HOLIDAYS IN THE PINES 2013
December 21

Festive events and unique gifts through Dec. 23

Barbara
infi@cambriachamber.org
Phone: 927-3624
http://cambriaholiday.com

throughout Cambria 93428

Cost: Free

MAKE MERRY AT THE LIGHTHOUSE
Make Merry at the Lighthouse
MAKE MERRY AT THE LIGHTHOUSE
December 21

through Dec. 28, Wednesdays at noon and Saturdays at noon, 1pm, and 2pm

The Point San Luis Lighthouse Keepers
info@sanluislighthouse.org
Phone: 855-533-7843
http://sanluislighthouse.org

The Point San Luis Lighthouse
1 Lighthouse Rd.
Avila Beach 93424

Cost: $35 for adults, $15 for kids 3-12

HOLIDAY MAGIC AT THE ZOO
December 21 (Check online for times)

On Dec. 21 join the animal care staff at the zoo as they make and give "special" gifts to the animal residents and visit with Santa. For ages 7-12.

Phone: 461-5080
http://charlespaddockzoo.org

Charles Paddock Zoo
9100 Morro Rd.
Atascadero

WINTER SOLSTICE: EMERGING FROM DARKNESS WITH LOVING EYES
December 21 (6-8pm)

In this solstice gathering, internationally recognized teacher and author Robert Sachs will lead visualizations and meditations, Dec. 21 from

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

Sukha Wellness Center of Avila Beach
6615 Bay Laurel Pl.
Avila Beach 93424

Cost: Free

Stage

A TUNA CHRISTMAS
December 21 (Fri. and Sat. 7:30pm; Sun. 3pm)

This fabulously funny and spot-on satire of small town life, featuring the outrageous characters of Tuna, Texas, plays through Dec 31, including a special New Year's Eve Bash.

James
boxoffice07@pewterploughplayhouse.org
Phone: 927-3877
http://pewterploughplayhouse.org

The Pewter Plough Playhouse
824 Main St.
Cambria 93428

Cost: $15-$25

<em>MIRACLE ON 34TH STREET</em>
MIRACLE ON 34TH STREET
December 21 (Thurs-Sun 7pm; Sat-Sun 2pm)

A holiday classic live onstage, through Dec. 22,

SLO Little Theatre
pattythayer@slolittletheatre.org
Phone: 786-2440
http://slolittletheatre.org

San Luis Obispo Little Theatre
888 Morro St.
San Luis Obispo 93401

Cost: $15-$25

THE SANTALAND DIARIES
December 21 (9:15pm)

Kevin Harris stars in this one-man holiday show, adapted by Joe Mantello from David Sedaris' story "The SantaLand Diaries." Runs through Dec. 21.

SLO Little Theatre Box Office
boxoffice@slolittletheatre.org
Phone: 786-2440
http://slolittletheatre.org

SLO Little Theatre
888 Morro St.
San Luis Obispo 93401

Cost: $20

Music

LIVE MUSIC SATURDAYS
December 21 (1-4pm)

A variety of acts in a relaxed setting while tasting Broken Earth wines through Feb. 15 at

Chuck Mozena
chuck@brokenearthwinery.com
Phone: 239-2562, ext. 13

Broken Earth Winery
5625 Highway 46 East
Paso Robles 93446

Cost: Free

CELEBRATION OF CAROLS
December 21 (3pm)

A varied program of carols and Christmas music performed by the St. Benedict's singers and musicians, followed by tea, Dec. 21 at 3pm. All are welcome

Caroline Hall
stbenedicts1@aol.com
Phone: 528-0654
http://stbenslososos.org

St Benedict's
2220 Snowy Egret Ln.
Los Osos 93402

Cost: Free

CHRISTMAS CONCERT AND FOOD DRIVE
December 21

Please bring a non-perishable food item and receive a free cup of hot cocoa, Dec. 21 at 5pm

Jonathan Rodriguez
jonrodsmail@gmail.com
Phone: 459-3320

Gospel Lighthouse Church
497 Fair Oaks Ave.
Arroyo Grande 93430

Cost: Free

FRANKIE FUCHS, STEPHEN STYLES, AND THE WICKED SAINTS
Frankie Fuchs
FRANKIE FUCHS, STEPHEN STYLES, AND THE WICKED SAINTS
December 21

will play Dec. 21 from 1-4 pm

Steve Key
stevekey57@gmail.com
Phone: 204-6821
http://songwritersatplay.com

Laetitia Winery
453 Laetitia Vineyard Dr.
Arroyo Grande

Cost: Free

SAX APPEAL
December 21

A blend of four saxes with a big band sound, Dec. 21 from 8-10:30pm

carmine@danbino.com
Phone: 227-6800
http://danbino.com

D'Anbino Wine Tasting Room
710 Pine St.
Paso Robles , CA

Cost: $5

Art

SANDI HELLER--COASTAL LANDSCAPES
Wine grapes
SANDI HELLER--COASTAL LANDSCAPES
Art at Wineries
December 21 (12-5pm)

Pastel paintings featuring landscapes hang through Dec. 30.

Charlotte Stolo
cstolo@gmail.com
Phone: 924-3131
http://treviti.com

Stolo Family Winery
3776 Santa Rosa Creek Rd.
Cambria 93428

Cost: Free

M.L. BURDICK AT THACHER WINERY
Art at Wineries
December 21 (11am-5pm)

Original ink paintings on view Thursday through Sunday, through Jan. 26.

Michelle Thacher
Phone: 237-0087

Thacher Winery
8355 Vineyard Dr.
Paso Robles 93346

Cost: Free

SANDI HELLER: "SYMPHONY OF TREES"
Out of the Shadows
SANDI HELLER: "SYMPHONY OF TREES"
Artists
December 21 (1-4pm, closed Mondays)

Pastel landscapes featuring trees. Hangs through Jan. 9 from

Cayucos Art Association
info@cayucosart.org
Phone: 995-2049
http://cayucosart.org

Cayucos Community Art Gallery
10 Cayucos Dr.
Cayucos 93430

Cost: Free

BIG SUR OIL PAINTINGS
Artists
December 21

by Susan Sears, through Dec. 31

Susan Sears
sears1945@yahoo.com
Phone: 772-3718

Top Dog Coffee House
857 Main St.
Morro Bay 93442

Cost: Free

ART BAR IN SAN LUIS OBISPO
Art Bar awaits you...
ART BAR IN SAN LUIS OBISPO
Classes and Workshops
December 21 (11am-1pm and 6:30-8:30pm)

Workshops offered through Jan. 23 at

Art Bar
info@artbarslo.com
Phone: 544-9100
http://artbarslo.com

Granada Hotel and Bistro
1130 Marsh St.
San Luis Obispo 93401

Cost: $40 per workshop

WINTER FAIR AND JURIED CRAFT SHOW
Morro Bay Boulevard
WINTER FAIR AND JURIED CRAFT SHOW
Special Art Events
December 21 (noon-4pm)

Through Dec. 31 from

Ruth Ann Angus
candidcow@att.net
Phone: 772-2504
http://artcentermorrobay.com

Art Center Morro Bay
835 Main St.
Morro Bay 93442

Cost: Free

Kid Stuff

ART ACTIVITY: CENTRAL COAST SNOWMAN
December 21

Choose three rocks and build a little “Central Coast beachy snowman,” through Dec. 30 from 10am-5pm

Sheryl
info@slocm.org
Phone: 545-5874
http://slocm.org

San Luis Obispo Children's Museum
1010 Nipomo St.
San Luis Obispo 93401

Cost: Free with admission

The Outdoors

FELINE NETWORK ADOPT-A-PET EVENT
December 21 (11am)

Every Saturday through Dec. 21 at

Feline Network
info@felinenetwork.org
Phone: 549-9228
http://felinenetwork.org

PETCO
271 Madonna Rd.
San Luis Obispo 93401

SWAP ELFIN FOREST NATURE WALK
December 21

Geographer Jean Wheeler leads a walk around the Elfin Forest boardwalk, explaining winter solstice and what it means in terms of climate, tides, and the life around us, Dec. 21 from 9:30-11:30am

Yolanda
yolanda@elfin-forest.org
Phone: 528-0392
http://elfin-forest.org

El Moro Elfin Forest
North end of 15th St.
Los Osos

Cost: Free

Sports and Wellness

FREE ENERGY BALANCING CLINIC
December 21 (11am-4pm)

Dec. 21 from

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

Sierra Vista Regional Medical Center
1010 Murray Ave.
San Luis Obispo 93405

Cost: Free