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The Mee Urgent Care facility in Paso Robles has moved and will reopen its doors on Sept. 24 at the new Mee Medical Pavilion at 416 Spring St. The facility sees patients on a walk-in basis and provides non-emergency care with extended weekday hours and weekends. For more info, call 239-1555.

Pick up a slice on Sept. 25 at the California Pizza Kitchen in SLO and 20 percent of the sale will go toward the Children's Healthcare Initiative, which provides healthcare for uninsured children in SLO County. California Pizza Kitchen is located on Marsh Street at the Downtown Center in SLO. For more information, call 540-5177 or visit

The SLO County Bicycle Coalition is offering 30 Trek commuter bicycles to applicants who are committed to kicking their car habit and are ready to start biking. The bikes come fully equipped with racks, fenders, a helmet, and other accessories that bring the bikes' value to $1,040. Through the "Bike Forward" program, the Trek 7200s will be offered for $250. Applications are available at The final date to submit is Oct. 12. For more info, call 547-2055.

It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown! The SLO County Farm Bureau is now accepting entry forms for the second annual Giant Pumpkin Contest. Pumpkins will be weighed at the SLO Farmers' Market on Oct. 18. Last year's winner weighed in at 714 pounds. Sign up at or call 543-3654 for more info.

SLO's 2-1-1 Hotline is seeking volunteers to answer phones and provide information on services and programs in the county. No experience is necessary, and volunteers must be able to commit four hours a week and be a good listener. SLO 2-1-1 connects people with everything from childcare to senior healthcare. For more info, call 544-6016, Ext. 13, or visit

Kylie Mendonca compiled this week's Strokes and Plugs. Send your business news to

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