Thursday, November 26, 2015     Volume: 30, Issue: 18

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What would you like to see the United States do about ISIS?

Air strikes are a start, but let’s put boots on the ground.
Look for less confrontational ways to address the situation, like economic sanctions and a multilateral peacekeeping effort.
They’re a pissed off byproduct of the 2003 Iraq invasion. Maybe it’s time to stop creating more terrorists.
Let’s begin by helping the refugees that fled from their violence.

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December 9

Farmers Market


This farmers market is held every Tuesday in the Grange parking lot from

Mary White
Phone: 762-4688

2880 Broad St.

Cost: Free

Holiday events

Join Le Vigne Winery and Family Care Network for a magical evening aboard The Polar Express!
December 9 (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
Phone: 805 503 6269

Le Vigne Winery
5115 Buena Vista Drive
Paso Robles 93446

Cost: $10 for children, $20 for adults. Free for FCNI clients and families.

December 9 (6-9pm)

14 blocks of front yards and decorated homes including Victorian homes, Scrooge, Santa, the Grinch, and entertainment including carolers on Dec. 8.

Norma Moye
Phone: 238-4103

Vine, between 9th and 21st Streets
Paso Robles

Cost: Free

December 9 (11-5)

Sunday December 9,at Linnaea's Cafe between 11-5pm. the local Amnesty International group invites you to join us in participation in Amnesty International's annual global Write-A-Thon. WRITE for RIGHTS! Take a few minutes out of your day to make a real difference in the world. In recognition of International Human Rights Day, Amnesty International annually holds a global Write-a-thon. For information regarding our local event, call 528-5823 or 544-8346.

Phone: 8055285823

Linnaea's Cafe
1110 garden St.
San Luis Obispo 93401

Cost: FREE

Special Events

December 9 (11 am - 5 pm)

AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL GLOBAL WRITE-A-THON WRITE FOR RIGHTS!! LINAEA'S CAFE, 1110 Garden Street, San Luis Obispo Sunday, December 9, 11 a.m. - 5 p.m. On Sunday December 9, you can shine a light in dark corners and step up the pressure on governments around the world. Join us at Linnaea's Cafe where together we will write, tweet, blog, speak out and make sure that Prisoners of Conscience are not forgotten. We will provide prisoner information, holiday cards and writing materials.

Gail Comer
Phone: 528-5823

Linnaea's Cafe
1110 Garden Street
San Luis Obispo 93401

Cost: 0


It's a Wonderful Life
It's a Wonderful Life
It's a Wonderful Life
December 9 (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
Phone: 786-2440

San Luis Obispo Little Theatre
888 Morro Street
San Luis Obispo 93401

Cost: $15-$25


December 9 (3 pm)

The 2012-2013 Season for the San Luis Obispo Youth Symphony commences with a great concert for the entire family on Sunday, December 9th at 3 p.m. at the Clark Center in Arroyo Grande. The concert will feature the very talented members of all five Youth Symphony ensembles: SuperBows, Preparatory Strings, Symphonic Winds, Academy String Orchestra and the Concert Orchestra. The musical program will include Dvorak’s American Quartet and Walton’s Crown Imperial March. In addition, audience members of all ages will enjoy performances of holiday favorites. Tickets for the performance are priced very affordably for young families at $15 for adults and $5 for children age 14 and under.

SLO Symphony
Phone: (805) 543-3533

Clark Center
487 Fair Oaks Avenue
Arroyo Grande 93420

Cost: $5-$15


December 9 (11-5pm)

state wide juried photography exhibit featuring photo manipulation, HDR and texturing Gray Wing

Muara Johnston
Phone: 805-543-8562

Museum of Art
1010 Broad St
San Luis Obispo 93401

Cost: Free Admission

Alison Watt Jackson: Yesteryear
Alison Watt Jackson: Yesteryear
December 9 (11am - 5pm)

Black and white photographs by Alison Watt Jackson on display in the First Gallery through December 31st, 2012.

Muara Johnston
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
December 9 (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
Phone: 805.543.8562

San Luis Obispo Museum of Art
1010 Broad St.
San Luis Obispo 93401

Cost: Free admission

Artist Reception
Openings and Receptions
December 9 (3pm - 5pm)

Free public reception to meet with the artists Alison Watt Jackson, members of The Painters Group and the Santa Ynez Woodworking Guild.

Muara Johnston
Phone: 805.543.8562

San Luis Obispo Museum of Art
1010 Broad St.
San Luis Obispo 93401

Cost: Free

Sports and Wellness

December 9

Invigorate your immune system and promote healthy digestion this holiday season with the life-giving practices of Quigong and Yin Yoga. Instructors: Devin Wallace, certified Quigong instructor; Katy Yurchesen, certified Yin Yoga teacher and founder of Metta Health & Wellness. Dec. 9, 4-6:30 pm

Devin Wallace
Phone: 709-2227

The Yoga Center of Morro Bay
335 Dunes St.
Morro Bay

Elation Ear Acupuncture at Amethyst Healing Center
Special Events
December 9 (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.

Jacqueline Anaya
Phone: 805.203.3014

Amethyst Healing Center: Annex
604 Main Street
Cambria 93428

Cost: $15


Mona Sperlo Benefit BBQ and Fundraiser
Fundraiser BBQ and Raffle
Mona Sperlo Benefit BBQ and Fundraiser
December 9 (12pm to 4pm)

Join friends and family on Dec. 9th from 12pm to 4pm at the Portuguese Hall in Arroyo Grande to benefit Mona's fight with cancer. BBQ and Raffle tickets are each $10.00 and can be purchased in advance by calling 805-440-3436.

Lynda Vaneck
Phone: 805-440-3436

Mona Sperlo Benefit BBQ
Portuguese Hall
Arroyo Grande 93420

Cost: $10.00

Toy Drive/Zumba Fitness Class
December 9 (1-2:30)

We are holding our 3rd Annual Toy Drive/Zumba Fitness Party on December 9th from 1-2:30 at C.L. Smith Elementary School. All you have to do to help deserving kids is bring an unwrapped, new toy for a boy or girl between the ages of 4-12 and have fun dancing with us!

Erin Brzykcy
Phone: (805) 596-4094

C.L. Smith Elementary School
1375 Balboa St
San Luis Obispo 93405

Cost: Unwrapped New Toy