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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. Ongoing.
THE UNIVERSITY ART GALLERY
(Gallery hours are Tues.-Sat. 11am-4pm)
is a venue that nurtures creativity, empathy, and big-picture thinking by bringing bold thinkers, emerging and established artists, and creative professionals to campus. Receptions are held the day a new exhibit is installed.
A historic living museum of a Victorian home circa 1880 with original furnishings and ongoing events. Tour the historic and elegant Victorian Jack House for $2.
SLO CERTIFIED FARMERS MARKET
(10am to 2pm)
On Sun. find produce, fish, local meats, vendors, musical entertainment, and baked goods.
ATASCADERO COMMUNITY BAND HOLIDAY CONCERT
December 8 (1:00 P.M.)
This free concert given by the Atascadero Community Band will feature a selection of holiday music from around the world, including well-known favorites and a few surprises! As always, there will be a Christmas Sing-A-Long so you can participate in the music making. Donations are accepted and proceeds from this concert will benefit the North County Women's Shelter.
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
December 8 (11am)
On Dec. 8 The parade is downtown. Santa Claus will be available for visits and photos in Solvang Park post-parade.
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.
December 8 (3:00 PM)
"CHANSON FOR CHRISTMAS" - A yuletide gift for your entire family. An afternoon filled with peace, hope and joy. Please join us as we get into the holiday spirit with some beautiful wind orchestra arrangements of familiar tunes and the traditional audience sing-along on Saturday, December 8, at 3:00 PM at the SLO United Methodist Church. Tickets are $15.00/$12.00 and are available at the door or from orchestra members.
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.
VINA ROBLES HOLIDAY OPEN HOUSE
December 8 (10am-5pm)
Explore the Paso Robles wineries on Highway 46 and enjoy an abundance of tasting and purchasing options, as well as holiday cheer on Dec. 8 at
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 (3pm)
A yuletide gift for your entire family. An afternoon filled with peace, hope and joy. Join us as we get into the holiday spirit with some beautiful wind band arrangements of familiar tunes and the traditional audience sing-along! Dec. 8.
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
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.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org Web: brandman.edu/SHRM
7TH ANNUAL NEEDS 'N WISHES HOLIDAY FUNDRAISER
December 8 (10:00am TO 7:00pm)
Open House December 8th at the South Bay Community Center in Los Osos. Visit Santa, shop at Santa's store, silent Auction, Holiday Raffle, free cookies, Children's raffle. Lots of entertainment all day, singing dancing hand bell ringers and baked goods. Eat at Rudolph's Kitchen. No admission charge. Just after the Los Osos Christmas Parade. for more info, call Jerri 528-5800.
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.
Get on the bus! Troublesome numbers - With reform legislation stalling, a state nurses union releases local hospitals' billing figures Each drop is priceless - Santa Maria is ahead of the curve when it comes to water conservation Changing of the guard Lompoc wind farmgets two more years Abel Maldonado is striving to repeal A.B. 109 Good, clean fun