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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.
SLO GRANGE FARMERS MARKET
This Farmers Market is happening every Tuesday and is held at the Grange parking lot.
SLO CERTIFIED FARMERS MARKET
(10am to 2pm)
On Sun. find produce, fish, local meats, vendors, musical entertainment, and baked goods.
MULTICULTURAL HOLIDAY CONCERT AT UNITY OF SAN LUIS OBISPO
December 9 (10:00 Am - 11:30 am)
Come join Unity of San Luis Obispo, Sunday, December 9 at 10:00 am, for a multicultural holiday concert, celebrating Christmas, Hanukkah, and Kwanzaa. Featuring the Unity Community Chorus, this concert will be entertaining and inspirational for the whole family.
Cost: Free of charge
December 9 (4:30pm,5:30pm,6:30pm & 7:30pm)
Climb aboard Le Vigne Winery's Pullman train for a special holiday reading of VanAlssburg's "Polar Express." Guests will be whisked away to the North Pole where everyone gets to meet Santa Claus & two reindeer. Kids get Hot cocoa & Cookies Adults get Wine & Cheese. Kids who wear pajamas get a present from Santa Claus. 100% of the proceeds from this event will benefit The Family Care Network which helps local foster and high needs local kids. Space very limited. Event sells out every year.
Cost: $20/adults $10/Kids
ST. PETER'S BY-THE-SEA EPISCOPAL CHURCH ADVENT FESTIVAL OF LESSONS AND CAROLS
December 9 (5:00 pm)
Come to St Peter's by-the-Sea Episcopal Church, on December 9, 5 pm, 545 Shasta, Morro Bay for candlelight service of readings and music at the Advent Festival of Lessons and Carols. Directed by St. Peter's music director, Dr. Marti Lindholm, the Advent Choir is made up of singers from St. Benedict’s, Los Osos, and St. Peter's. A reception will follow. Soli Gloria Deo!
St. Peter's by-the-Sea Episcopal Church
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.
Cost: $10 for children, $20 for adults. Free for FCNI clients and families.
VINE STREET VICTORIAN SHOWCASE
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.
WRITE FOR RIGHTS
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.
AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL WRITE-A-THON
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.
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!
December 9 (2:30pm)
Every Sunday afternoon in December starting at 2:30pm. Tropical Brazilian Guitar is performed live by Jon Stephen at the Lions Peak Vineyards Solvang tasting room. Age restricted. 21 and over.
December 9 (3pm)
The San Luis Obispo Youth Symphony will present their Holiday Concert on Dec. 9 at the Clark Center in Arroyo Grande.
SAN LUIS OBISPO YOUTH SYMPHONY HOLIDAY CONCERT
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.
December 9 (11-5pm)
state wide juried photography exhibit featuring photo manipulation, HDR and texturing Gray Wing
Cost: Free Admission
December 9 (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 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.
Cost: Free admission
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.
CRAFT ART MARKET
Special Art Events
December 9 (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.
Sports and Wellness
BOOSTING IMMUNITY AND DIGESTION: A QUIGONG AND YIN YOGA WORKSHOP
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
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.
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.
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!
Cost: Unwrapped New Toy
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