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Film and TV
This class takes place on Sun. and is taught by a professional film actor/director. Annual LA trips to perform for talent agents and casting directors.
SLO GRANGE FARMERS MARKET
This farmers market is held every Tuesday in the Grange parking lot from
SAN LUIS OBISPO DOWNTOWN FARMERS MARKET
The San Luis Obispo Farmers Market takes place every Thursday from 6-9pm on Higuera St. between Osos and Nipomo and includes over 120 vendors of produce, dairy, barbecue, flowers, and more.
In the Smart & Final parking lot on the corner of Grand Ave. and Courtland on Wed. at
NIPOMO CERTIFIED FARMERS MARKET
Takes place on Sundays from
SAN LUIS OBISPO
At the Promenade parking lot near World Market (off Madonna Road), Sat. from
In the Town Park on Sat.
LOS OSOS/BAYWOOD PARK
Tues. at City Park from
Lectures and Learning
The mother of all state parks is open to the public for magical tours, films, memorabilia and more. Don't miss this one-of-a-kind experience. Docent-led tours give incredible insight to Hearst and the history of his castle.
Phone: 800-444-4445 or 927-2074
HOLIDAYS IN THE PINES 2013
Festive events and unique gifts through Dec. 23
through Dec. 28, Wednesdays at noon and Saturdays at noon, 1pm, and 2pm
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.
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
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.
December 21 (Thurs-Sun 7pm; Sat-Sun 2pm)
A holiday classic live onstage, through Dec. 22,
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.
LIVE MUSIC SATURDAYS
December 21 (1-4pm)
A variety of acts in a relaxed setting while tasting Broken Earth wines through Feb. 15 at
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
CHRISTMAS CONCERT AND FOOD DRIVE
Please bring a non-perishable food item and receive a free cup of hot cocoa, Dec. 21 at 5pm
will play Dec. 21 from 1-4 pm
A blend of four saxes with a big band sound, Dec. 21 from 8-10:30pm
Art at Wineries
December 21 (12-5pm)
Pastel paintings featuring landscapes hang through Dec. 30.
M.L. BURDICK AT THACHER WINERY
Art at Wineries
December 21 (11am-5pm)
Original ink paintings on view Thursday through Sunday, through Jan. 26.
December 21 (1-4pm, closed Mondays)
Pastel landscapes featuring trees. Hangs through Jan. 9 from
BIG SUR OIL PAINTINGS
by Susan Sears, through Dec. 31
Classes and Workshops
December 21 (11am-1pm and 6:30-8:30pm)
Workshops offered through Jan. 23 at
Cost: $40 per workshop
Special Art Events
December 21 (noon-4pm)
Through Dec. 31 from
ART ACTIVITY: CENTRAL COAST SNOWMAN
Choose three rocks and build a little “Central Coast beachy snowman,” through Dec. 30 from 10am-5pm
Cost: Free with admission
FELINE NETWORK ADOPT-A-PET EVENT
December 21 (11am)
Every Saturday through Dec. 21 at
SWAP ELFIN FOREST NATURE WALK
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
Sports and Wellness
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