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Save the date: upcoming events — Feb. 8 to 22, 2013

Posted: Friday, Feb 8th, 2013




Friday, Feb. 8

The Almond Country Quilters’ Guild will hold its February meeting on Feb. 8 at the Masonic Lodge, 2607 Traffic Way in Atascadero. Social Time begins at 6:30 p.m. At 7 p.m., Lura Schwarz Smith will speak on “The New Adventures of an Art Quilter.” She will present a slide show/talk/trunk show looking at the development of her textile work over the past 30 years. The general meeting will follow her presentation. For further information about the guild, go to www.almondcountryquilters.org.



The annual Father-Daughter Dance will take place on Feb. 8 from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. for girls 12 and under and Saturday, Feb. 9 from 7 to 10 p.m. for girls 12 and older. While the music will be selected for each night based on age group, participants may purchase tickets for either night. The dances are semi-formal and will take place at the Pavilion on the Lake. Tickets may be purchased at Colony Park Community Center, 5599 Traffic Way. Tickets are $30 per couple and $5 for extra daughters. No tickets will be sold at the door. For more information, call 470-3178 or go to www.atascadero.org.



Saturday, Feb. 9

Mimi Feliciano-Hix of the Foster and Kinship Care Education Program will discuss what permanence is for children on Feb. 9 from 2 to 3:30 p.m. at the Atascadero library, 6850 Morro Road. The topic of establishing permanence for a child can be a challenging process and as a community we need to understand what gives youth a strong sense of stability, predictability and identity. The program, which is for teens as well as adults, will be held in at the Atascadero Library’s Community Room. No sign-ups or reservations are needed to attend the program. This free program is part of the San Luis Obispo County Library System’s sponsored events profiling the book “The Language of Flowers” by Vanessa Diffenbaugh. For more information, call the library at 461-6162 and ask for Brian.



The Friends of the Atascadero Martin Polin Library will hold a used book sale on Feb. 9 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Shoppers should bring their own bags. A preview sale — for members only — will be held on Feb. 8 from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Book House, 6907 Atascadero Ave. All proceeds will benefit the Library Expansion Campaign. Memberships will be available at the door. For more information, contact Alice Rew at 466-2230.



The Paddock Players presents puppet shows at the Charles Paddock Zoo the second Saturday of each month at 11 a.m., as weather permits. The shows feature animal tales that include fuzzy, furry and feathered puppets. The puppet shows are free with zoo admission.



The annual Atascadero Main Street Sweetheart Stroll will be held on Saturday, Feb. 9 from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. in downtown Atascadero. The cost is $10 for wine tasting and an additional $5 to purchase a commemorative wine glass. For more information, call 805-462-0177.



Sunday, Feb. 10

The Friends of the Library will host a “Love Your Library” event at 6555 Capistrano Ave. — the building that will become the new Atascadero library — on Feb. 10 from 2 to 4 p.m. Everyone is invited to hear about construction plans and meet the dancers who will perform at the next Atascadero: Dancing with Our Stars. Tickets for the matinee performance on March 10 will be available for purchase. Light refreshments will be served. For additional information, go to www.AtascaderoFriendsoftheLibrary.org.



Monday, Feb. 11

Atascadero Art Association will have artist Drew Davis as its demonstrator at its monthly meeting on Feb. 11 from 7 to 9 p.m. in the Community Room of the Martin Polin Regional Library, 6850 Morro Road. The meeting if free and open to the public. For more information, call Tracy Di Vita at 462-0632.



Tuesday, Feb. 12

The Atascadero branch of the American Association of University Women will hold its first Mardi Gras party on Feb. 12 from 6 to 9 p.m. in the DiVine and Ambrosia Rooms at the Carlton Hotel. Participants will enjoy traditional New Orleans Mardi Gras fare, wine, entertainment and an opportunity to bid on more than 50 items of goods and services in a silent auction, all in support of AAUW’s educational scholarship fund. Tickets are $55 each and can be purchased by contacting event coordinator Linda Zirk at 460-0400.



The Atascadero City Council will hold its regular meeting on the second and fourth Tuesdays of the month at 6 p.m. in the Atascadero City Hall Council Chambers. For more information, call 461-5000 or go to www.atascadero.org. The meeting can be viewed on the city’s website, on Charter Cable Channel 20 or on KPRL AM1230. Council meetings will be rebroadcast on Charter Cable Channel 20 at 1, 9 a.m. and 6 p.m. following the meeting.



The Atascadero Horsemen’s Club will hold its monthly meeting on Feb. 12 at the Golden China Restaurant, 7425 El Camino Real in Atascadero. An optional dinner will begin at 6 p.m., followed by the program at 7 p.m., which will feature the horse chiropractor, Stephanie Szabo. The general business meeting will begin at 8 p.m. Guests and prospective new members are welcome to attend. For more information, call Jody at 703-3675 or go to www.atascaderohorsemen

sclub.com.



Wednesday, Feb. 13

The Atascadero Optimist Club is a service based nonprofit organization that meets every second and fourth Wednesday at 6:30 p.m. at Coco’s. For more information, call 466-9822.



The city of Atascadero wil hold a reception to celebrate Joe Schwartz’s and Atascadero’s 100th birthdays on Feb. 13 from 5 to 8 p.m. The reception will include a large photographic exhibit of Schwartz’s work, proclamations, speeches, wine and music at Atascadero City Hall, 6907 El Camino Real. The reception is free and open to the public. At 8 p.m., a Joe Schwartz Film Fundraiser will be held at Galaxy Theatres. “Ordinary Miracles: The Photo League’s New York” will be shown with the proceeds benefitting diversity programs at Cal Poly. Tickets are $12 if purchased in advanced or $15 purchased in advance. Tickets may be purchased at Cal Poly’s Performing Arts Center or by calling 756-4TIX.



The Memoirs Writing Group meets the second and third Wednesday of every month. This group is dedicated to writing memoirs but other writing may also be included. The group will meet at 10 a.m. in the building behind the Berean Church, 9325 El Bordo Ave. Those who are interested in writing, sharing ideas about writing or just like to listen are welcome to. For more information, call Bob at 650-208-5229, Marge at 650-208-5233 or email parkhurst@bigfoot.com.



A food distribution is held at the Atascadero Grange Hall, 5035 Palma Ave., for seniors 60 and over on the second and fourth Wednesdays of each month from 9:30 to 11 a.m.



S.T.E.P.S. Bucks, a program of the Atascadero Unified School District special education department, will open its coffee shop at 6495 Lewis Ave. on Feb. 13 from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. The profits made from the coffee shop benefit the program.



Global Alliance for Balance and Healing will offer a free Community Outreach program entitled “Shift Discussions” on Feb. 13 at 6:30 p.m. “Shift Discussions” will be facilitated by Wendy McKenna, holistic healer and founder of Global Alliance, and Elizabeth Sullivan, energy healer and volunteer administrator of Global Alliance, and will table for discussion current global events and their correlation to humanity’s evolution and consciousness shift. Discussions will take place at the Global Alliance Center, 22720 El Camino Real, Ste. C in Santa Margarita. No registration is required for this free program. All are welcome. Go to www.globalalliance.ws or call 438-4347 for more information.



Thursday, Feb. 14

Twin Cities Community Hospital holds prenatal breastfeeding on the second Thursday of each month at 6 p.m. in the Founder’s Pavilion, 1100 Las Tablas Road in Templeton. All classes are free.



A Joe Schwartz photo exhibit will be open to the public on Feb. 14 and Friday, Feb. 15 from noon to 6 p.m. at Atascadero City Hall, 6907 El Camino Real. The exhibit is free.



Templeton Unified School District Board of Trustees will meet on the second and fourth Thursdays at 7 p.m. in the Templeton Middle School Band Room at 925 Old County Road, Templeton. The official board agenda is available at the district office at 960 Old County Road or on its website, www.tusdnet.net.



The Atascadero Key Club will host a parents’ night out on Feb. 14 from 4 to 8 p.m. at the Colony Park Community Center. The cost is $6 per hour or $20 for the entire time. Dinner is $5 per child. For more information or to reserve a spot, contact Kelsey Stephens at 307-760-0057.



A free movie will be shown at the Pavilion on Feb. 14. The movie for February is “The Help.” It is sponsored by the city of Atascadero’s Recreation Division and the Atascadero Fun Club. This 2011 film takes place in 1960s’ Mississippi when an aspiring writer develops a friendship with a housekeeper, and the disapproving town soon gets swept up in the turbulence of changing times. The movie starts at 10 a.m. in the Pavilion on the Lake Community Room. County residents 50 and older are invited to attend. The movie is rated PG-13 and has a runtime of 146 minutes. For more information, call 674-7092.



Friday, Feb. 15

Atascadero Art Gallery Receptions will be held on Feb. 15 from 5 to 7:30 p.m. at Envisions Gallery, 6975 Traffic Way, and Olive Tree Gallery, 5850 Traffic Way. The work of Joe Schwartz will be on display at both galleries and Sylvester’s will have a Joe Schwartz Burger available for purchase that night. For more information, go to www.joeschwartzatascaderocentennial.org or call 470-3490.



Saturday, Feb. 16

The next meeting for the Central Coast Lupus and Auto-immune Diseases Support Group will be held on Feb. 16 at 10:30 a.m. at Nature’s Touch Nursery and Harvest, 225 Main St. in Templeton. The guest speaker will be John and Jayme Brunson of Well Bodies Health Coach. The group is open to patients, family members and support people. This is a positive group with the goal to of educating and creating awareness, as well as helping patients to live the most fulfilling life possible, despite their conditions. For more information, contact Jaime Umphenour at 462-1022 or pamperedjaime@yahoo.com.



Tuesday, Feb. 19

The Atascadero Planning Commission will hold its regular meeting on first and third Tuesdays of the month at 7 p.m. at Atascadero City Hall in Council Chambers. For more information or to view the agenda, go to www.atascadero.org. The meeting is also aired live KPRL AM1230.



The Atascadero Unified School District Board of Trustees will meet on first and third Tuesdays of the month at 7 p.m. in the district office at 5601 West Mall. The official board agenda is available at the district office or on its website, www.atasusd.org.



North County Parkinson’s support group meets the third Tuesday of each month at 1 p.m. at the First Presbyterian Church, 610 Main St. in Templeton. For more details, call Rosemary Dexter at 466-7226.



The Templeton Community Services District Board of Directors will hold its regular meeting on the first and third Tuesdays of the month at 7 p.m. at the Community Services District office, 206 5th St., Templeton. To view the agenda, go to www.templetoncsd.org.



Wednesday, Feb. 20

The Memoirs Writing Group meets the second and third Wednesday of every month. This group is dedicated to writing memoirs but other writing may also be included. The group will meet at 10 a.m. in the building behind the Berean Church, 9325 El Bordo Ave. Those who are interested in writing, sharing ideas about writing or just like to listen are welcome to. For more information, call Bob at 650-208-5229, Marge at 650-208-5233 or email parkhurst@bigfoot.com.



Atascadero Veterans Memorial Foundation meets the third Wednesday of each month at 6:30 p.m. at the Veterans of Foreign Wars post, on the corner of Santa Rosa and Morro roads, in the meeting room. The group is made up of patriotic locals that support the Faces of Freedom Memorial as well as other local Veterans endeavors. These meetings are open to the public and visitors and new members are welcome. For more information, email sandysilvy@pacbell.net or go to www.facesoffreedommemorial.org.



Thursday, Feb. 21

=The Atascadero Parks and Recreation Commission meets the third Thursday of each month in the Atascadero City Hall Council Chambers, 6907 El Camino Real, at 7 p.m. The agenda may viewed at www.atascadero.org or at city hall.



Twin Cities Community Hospital holds infant care classes on the third Thursday of each month at 6:30 p.m. in the Founder’s Pavilion, 1100 Las Tablas Road in Templeton. All classes are free.



Third Thursday Poetry Reading will be held on Feb. 21 at 7 p.m. at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, 5318 Palma Ave. in Atascadero. The featured poet will be Michaelann Dimitrejevich, who will read her original work. An open mic will follow. Refreshments will be served. There is no charge to participate or attend. For more information, call 975-8222



Friday, Feb. 22

Templeton Alzheimer’s/Dementia general interest support group, which is open to all that are interested, meets the fourth Friday of every month from 1 to 2:30 p.m. in the conference room of Rabobank, 1025 Las Tablas Road. Call Elana Peters at 975-8270 for details, and 434-2081 for free respite arrangements. This support group is co-sponsored with CAP Adult Day Services.



The Atascadero Elks Lodge, 1516 El Camino Real, will hold its annual “Amazing” garage sale for the ninth year in a row on Feb. 22 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Saturday, Feb. 23 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

For the complete article see the 02-08-2013 issue.

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