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Looking for an evening of food, art, and gambling but don’t feel like traveling to Las Vegas? The Pacific Repertory Opera will be hosting an “Evening in Monaco” on Saturday, August 9, at 7 p.m. at the Embassy Suites in San Luis Obispo. Risk-takers can indulge in roulette, poker, or blackjack. Don’t feel like gambling? Check out the silent auction, jewelry, and art shows, or simply enjoy fine food and wine while listening to live music. Tickets cost $75 per person and can be purchased by calling

541-5369 or visiting …

Celebrating 51 years of business, Reimer’s Candies, Gift & Ice Cream of Three Rivers, CA has just opened a new location at 324 Front Street in Avila Beach. The new location continues the tradition of providing original, gourmet candies and ice-cream flavors in a nostalgic, old-fashioned setting. The new store is open daily from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. on weekdays and 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays …

The Academy of Creative Theatre and San Luis Obispo Little Theatre have teamed up to offer summer conservatory classes for aspiring performers in grades 7 to 12. The ten-day workshop includes lessons in everything from stage combat to monologue preparation, and culminates in a final performance for family, friends, local directors, and theater professionals. Classes begin August 4. For more information or to register visit or contact an ACT coordinator by calling 781-3889

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The SLO County Economic Opportunity Commission of San Luis Obispo County, Inc. (EOC) is now recruiting children ages three to five for the Head Start Program, and younger children for the Early Head Start Program for the 2008-09 school year. Registration is open to all children of low-income families and children with disabilities. Both programs have part-time centers in Nipomo, Oceano, San Luis Obispo, Los Osos, Atascadero, and Paso Robles. Full-time programs are offered in Paso Robles, Cambria, San Luis Obispo, and Atascadero. For more information call 547-0523 or 544-4355 and ask for the Head Start Program. D

Intern Patrick R. Barbieri compiled this week’s Strokes and Plugs. Send your business news to

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