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SLO GRANGE FARMERS MARKET
This farmers market is held every Tuesday in the Grange parking lot from
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
LOS ALAMOS HOLIDAY STROLL
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.
PEAR VALLEY HOLIDAY OPEN HOUSE
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!
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.
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.
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.)
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!
December 8 (11-5pm)
state wide juried photography exhibit featuring photo manipulation, HDR and texturing Gray Wing
Cost: Free Admission
December 8 (11am - 5pm)
Black and white photographs by Alison Watt Jackson on display in the First Gallery through December 31st, 2012.
Cost: Free admission
The Painters Group: Push Pin Invitational
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.
Cost: Free admission
DREAM CATCHERS & HOLIDAY GIFTS: KIDS WORKSHOP AT SLO BOTANICAL GARDEN
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.
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.
Sports and Wellness
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.
Cost: $50 session/$15 single class
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.
Lectures and Learning
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
Essentials of Human Resources Management Course
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: email@example.com Web: brandman.edu/SHRM
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!
Cost: Free to general public & $20 + toy for car show participants.
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.
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.
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