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Save the date: upcoming events -- Feb. 15 through March 5, 2013

Posted: Thursday, Feb 14th, 2013




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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.joeschwartzatascadero

centennial.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.



Sunday, Feb. 17

Atascadero Elks Lodge will host a drive-thru barbecue fundraiser for Paul Lemos and his family on Feb. 17 from noon to 3 p.m. Lemos was recently diagnosed with an aggressive colon cancer and has been going through multiple complications after numerous surgeries. Tri-tip dinners are being presold for $10 and will be prepared by Art Bugg and his herd of Elks barbecue crew. Tickets may be purchased from Judy Harris and Linda Schock; at the Atascadero Elks Lodge, 1516 El Camino Real; the Paso Robles Elks Lodge,1420 Park St.; Lemos Feed and Pet Supply, 1491 Creston Road in Paso Robles; and Roy & O’Connor CPA’s, 355 Spring St. in Paso Robles. For more information, call Judy at 466-2442. Donations may also be made to the “Paul Lemos Benefit” at Mission Community Bank.



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.atas

cadero.org. The meeting is also aired live KPRL AM1230.



The public is invited to the non-profit recovery center, North County Connection, a nonprofit recover center, will hold a dedication of its Memorial Rose Garden in honor of Jeff Malone and Ed Bloomgren on Feb. 19 at 11 a.m. The center is 8600 Atascadero Ave. For more information or questions, call 462-8600.



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.



The Mid-State Cruizers Car Club meets every month on the third Thursday at Cow Girl Café in Atascadero. To have dinner, arrive by 6 p.m.; the meeting will begin at 7 p.m. There will be music, raffles and more. For more information, call President Duane Powell at 466-3853.



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.



The Atascadero Democratic Club regularly meets the third Thursday of the month at the AARP building. On Feb. 21, the executive board will meet at 5:45 p.m. and the members’ business meeting will start at 6:30 p.m. A major topic of discussion at the general meeting will be on the best way for Democrats to implement Obama’s agenda. All Democrats and interested independents are welcome. Light refreshments will be served. For more information, call at Tom 466-2448.



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.



Saturday, Feb. 23

Huntington’s Disease support group meets the fourth Saturday of the month from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at Carriage Vineyards, 4337 South El Pomar, Templeton. For more information, call Mike Brown at 295-9663.



Tuesday, Feb. 26

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.atas

cadero.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.



Every fourth Tuesday of the month, Global Alliance for Balance and Healing hosts a pineal toning group, facilitated by a Global Alliance Healing team member from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Global Alliance Center, 22720 El Camino Real Ste. C, Santa Margarita. The pineal toning group is a free community outreach program and no registration is required. No experience is necessary. Information will be provided to those new to pineal toning. For more information about pineal toning or other programs provided by Global Alliance for Balance and Healing, go to www.globalalliance.ws or call 438-4347.



Wednesday, Feb. 27

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.



Thursday, Feb. 28

The North County Man to Man Prostate Cancer Support Group meets monthly in the Pavilion Room at Twin Cities Community Hospital, 1100 Las Tablas Road in Templeton, on the last Thursday of each month at 7 p.m. This meeting is a group discussion. Man to Man is an American Cancer Society Program for men to learn about Prostate Cancer diagnosis and treatment options. The meetings offer objective, unbiased information about prostate cancer and encourage men and their families to discuss openly and share solutions to common problems. Man to Man is sponsored by the American Cancer Society with facilities provided by Twin Cities Community Hospital. These meetings are open to patients, spouses, family, friends and anyone interested. No reservations are necessary. For further information, call Bill Houston at 995-2254 or the American Cancer Society at 473-1748.



The North County Humane Society, 2300 Ramona Road, Atascadero, offers a free pet bereavement support group the last Thursday of every month from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Shelter. This group is open to all family members and is led by a Bereavement Counselor. It is intended to help those who have lost a pet to transition from grief, emotional pain, and sadness, to appreciation and acceptance. For more information, contact Sherry at 466-5403 or sherry.nchs@gmail.com.



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.



Friday, March 1

Global Alliance for Balance and Healing will provide free sessions of light and tone on March 1 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Santa Margarita Community Hall, on the corner of I and Murphy streets. No appointment is necessary. All are welcome. Come and enjoy a free tune up facilitated by Global Alliance Healing Team members. For more information, go to www.globalalliance.ws or call 438-4347.



Saturday, March 2

The Atascadero Community Band will hold its winter concert, “How Suite It Is” on March 2 at noon at Crossroads North County Church, 9685 Morro Road in Atascadero. The concert is free, although all proceeds from the concert will benefit the Arts for Living program. For more information, go to www.atascaderoband.org.



North County Dachshund Club meets on the first Saturday of each month at Vineyard Dog Park in Templeton from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. The group is made up of dachshund lovers/owners who get together and let us and their dachshunds meet new friends. Those interested may email tmckibben95@gmail.com. There is no cost to join the group; however, it costs $1 to access the dog park.



Monday, March 4

The Spiritual and Inspirational Poetry Group has poetry readings and discussion the first Monday of the month at 9:15 a.m. at different convalescent homes and other facilities. For more information, call 466-3209.



Tuesday, March 5

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.



A book discussion will be held at the Atascadero Martin Polin Regional Library the first Tuesday of each month at 11 a.m. in the Community Room. For more information, call 461-6162.



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.



Ongoing weekly events:

Monday

Templeton Lions Club holds bingo each Monday at the American Legion Hall on Main Street. Doors open at 4:30 p.m. and games start at 5:30 p.m. For information, call 434-2844.



A Sign to Song class is held at the Colony Park Community Center, 5599 Traffic Way, on Mondays from 10 to 11 a.m. The class is a fun way to learn sign language by signing along with music. The class is free and is for adults 50-plus. For more information, call the Atascadero Fun Club at 674-7092 or email atascaderofunclub@charter.net.



Twin Cities Community Hospital holds Newborn and Parents Support Group Mondays from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. in the Founder’s Pavilion, 1100 Las Tablas Road in Templeton. All classes are free.



TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly), an international nonprofit weight-loss support group, meets in the basement of the Atascadero Community Church, 5850 Rosario Ave., Mondays at 6:30 p.m. Call 466-1697 or 462-2227 for information.



Poker for prizes is played Mondays from 10 a.m. to noon at the Colony Park Community Center, 5599 Traffic Way. This activity is for all county residents 50-plus of all skill levels. There is a $4 fee for a chance to win prizes. For information or to sign up, call the Atascadero Fun Club’s activity director at 674-7092.



Bridge is held Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays at 11:50 a.m. in the AARP Building at Atascadero Lake Park. To reserve a place, call 461-4136. Cost is $1 to go toward prizes.



Tuesday

Ranch Dog Knitting, 5835 Traffic Way in Atascadero, hosts a knit-along every Tuesday from 5:30 to 8 p.m. For information, call 464-4075.



Seniors meet at the Colony Park Community Center, 5599 Traffic Way, Tuesdays from 10 a.m. to noon to play pool. Pool table equipment may be checked out from the staff at the Community Center. This group is for adults 50-plus. There is no fee to play. For information, call the Atascadero Fun Club activities director at 674-7092.



Mah Jong games are held every Tuesday and Thursday at 10 a.m. in the AARP Building at the Atascadero Lake Park. For more information, call 461-4136.



Classical music appreciation is held Tuesdays at Colony Park Community Center from 1 to 4 p.m. in the conference room. Each six-week session is $50 for residents and $55 for non-residents. For those that join the session after it starts, the cost will be prorated. For information about registration, call 461-5000. For information about the music classes call Ron Tarica at 466-3146 or email ron@tarica.net.



Nar-Anon meets Tuesdays from 6 to 7 p.m. and Fridays from noon to 1 p.m. in the basement of Lutheran Church of the Redeemer, 4500 El Camino Real in Atascadero. The meetings are a 12-step group for those affected by someone’s addiction. For more information, call 712-1508.



Wednesday

Families Anonymous now meets Wednesdays at 5:30 p.m. at North County Connection, 8600 Atascadero Ave. The meetings are free and open to those who are concerned about the use of mind-altering substances, alcohol, drugs or behavior problems. For more information, call 462-8600.



Atascadero Martin Polin Regional Library holds preschool storytime Wednesdays at 10:30 a.m. The half-hour session includes stories, songs, finger plays and a monthly craft. Signups aren’t required. This free program is geared for 3- to 6-year-olds. For information or to find out each week’s theme, call Joan at 461-6163 or go to www.slolibrary.org.



A ping-pong group is held at the Colony Park Community Center, 5599 Traffic Way, Wednesdays from 10 a.m. to noon. Equipment can be checked out from the staff at the Community Center. This group is for all county residents 50-plus. There is no fee to play. For information, call the Atascadero Fun Club Activities Director at 674-7092.



Twin Cities Community Hospital holds English- and Spanish-language Prepared Childbirth classes Wednesdays from 6:30 to 9 p.m. in the Founder’s Pavilion, 1100 Las Tablas Road in Templeton. All classes are free.



Pinochle is held Wednesdays at 10 a.m. in the AARP Building at Atascadero Lake Park. For information, call 461-4136.



Life Community Church, 3770 Ruth Way in Templeton, will offer Zumba Fitness training led by certified Zumba instructor Gina Hobbs each Wednesday at 6:30 p.m. Each Zumba fitness period will last a full hour and cost just $5. For more information, call 434-5040 or go to www.MyLifeCC.net.



Thursday

A horseshoe group plays Thursdays at 10 a.m. at the Atascadero Lake Park horseshoe pit. All county residents 50-plus are invited to play. There is no fee to play. For information, call the Atascadero Fun Club at 674-7092.



Overeaters Anonymous meets in the blue room at Lutheran Church of the Redeemer, 4500 El Camino Real, Thursdays from 7 to 8 p.m. There are no dues, fees or weigh-ins, and everybody is welcome. For information, go to www.central

coast.oar2.org.



Friday

Bunco for prizes is played Fridays from 10 a.m. to noon at the Colony Park Community Center, 5599 Traffic Way. This activity is for all county residents 50-plus. There is a $4 fee to play. For more information or to sign up, call the Atascadero Fun Club’s activity director at 674-7092 or email atascadero

funclub@charter.net.



Remedial Bridge lessons are held Fridays at 10 a.m. in the AARP Building at Atascadero Lake Park. For more information, call 461-4136. The lessons are free, and no reservations are needed.

For the complete article see the 02-14-2013 issue.












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