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Save the date: upcoming events -- March 6 to 23, 2013

Posted: Tuesday, Mar 5th, 2013




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Wednesday, March 6

The San Luis Obispo County Four-Wheel Drive Club, a San Luis Obispo County-based organization of off-highway vehicle enthusiasts, will meet at 7 p.m. on the first Wednesday of each month at A-Town Deli, 7600 El Camino Real Ste. 5 in Atascadero. Prospective members are welcome to join the club for dinner, discussion, project and trip planning as well as other activities. For more information, go to www.slo4wheelers.org.



A food distribution is held at the Atascadero Grange Hall, 5035 Palma Ave., for any aged person on the first Wednesday of each month from 10:30 a.m. to noon. To qualify one person must have a monthly income of $1,381 or less, for two persons $1,839 and progressively higher for three and more.



North County Newcomers Club is open to all residents who have lived in the North County for two years or less. Monthly general meetings are held the first Wednesday of the month from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. For more information, go to the North County Newcomers Club’s website, www.northcountynewcom

ers.org.



Thursday, March 7

The students of the Atascadero Fine Arts Academy will present “The Little Mermaid, Jr.” on March 7 at 7 p.m., Friday, March 8 at 7 p.m. and Saturday, March 9 at 2 p.m. This kid-friendly version of the Hans Christian Andersen fairy tale will surely delight people of any age with its songs and familiar story. Performances will be held at the Atascadero Junior High School Baro Theatre at 6501 Lewis Ave. in Atascadero. Tickets are available through the Fine Arts Academy office or at the door just before each performance. General admission is $7 and children 5 and under are $4.



The San Luis Obispo Chapter of the California Native Plant Society will hold its annual North County meeting at the Atascadero library on March 7 at 7 p.m. Special guest speaker Bruce Delgado, botanist at the Fort Ord National Monument, Bureau of Land Management, will present “The Flora and Fauna of Fort Ord” with special attention to management and restoration issues. Learn how these issues can be applied locally. The talk is free and open to the public, but seating is limited. Arrive early. Atascadero library, 6850 Morro Road in Atascadero. Call David Chipping at 528-0914 for more information.



Saturday, March 9

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.



Eva Inglizian, a California licensed acupuncturist and herbalist, will host community Acu-Detox sessions as a benefit for Global Alliance for Balance and Healing on March 9. Detox sessions are scheduled on the hour each hour from 9 a.m. to noon at the Global Alliance Cultural Center of Light and Learning, 22720 El Camino Real, Ste. C in Santa Margarita. The fee for each session is $40 with a percentage of the proceeds donated to Global Alliance. Space is limited to 10 participants per hour session. To schedule an appointment, call Eva at 400-9095.



Monday, March 11

The Atascadero Art Association will hold its monthly meeting on March 11 from 7 to 9 p.m.at the Martin Polin Regional Library in the Community Room, 6850 Morro Road in Atascadero. Paula Schroeder will be the demonstrating artist and will demonstrate Oriental brush painting. The meeting is free and open to the public and visitors are welcome. For more information, call Tracy Di Vita at 462-0632.



Tuesday, March 12

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.



Wednesday, March 13

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 March 13 from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. The profits made from the coffee shop benefit the program.



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 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.



Thursday, March 14

The Atascadero library will host a program about the Avila Beach Sea Life Center: Microscope Lab Outreach Program on March 14 from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. for those 6 and older. Space is limited and signups are required. Jessica Ferrentino, program director of the Sea Life Center in Avila Beach, will set up microscopes with marine specimens.



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.



The Atascadero Fun Club hosts a free Movie at the Pavilion on the second Thursday of each month in the Community Room. On March 14, “The Descendants” will be shown. The movie will start at 10 a.m. All county residents 50 and older are invited to attend. For more information, call 674-7092.



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.



Atascadero Main Street will host a mixer on March 14 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at Envisions Gallery, 5975 Traffic Way in Atascadero. There will be wine tasting and hors d’oeuvres. Attendees are asked to bring a non-perishable food item to donate to Atascadero Loaves & Fishes.



Saturday, March 16

The Atascadero High School’s Sober Grad Night Committee will hold its annual fundraiser. “Luck of the Irish” Casino Night on March 16 at the Best Western Colony Inn in Atascadero. Doors will open at 6:30 p.m. For ticket information, call 466-3650 or email taclsh@yahoo.com. All proceeds will help fund a “Safe and Sober Grad Night” for the Atascadero High School graduating class of 2013.



The Atascadero Branch Library will present “The Life and Times of Rosie the Riveter” on March 16 from 2 to 3:30 p.m. The special program will celebrate National Women’s History Month by showing the documentary of Rosie the Riveter. Attendees will be invited to share personal Rosie stories. For more information, call 461-6161.



Sunday, March 17

The Creston Women’s Club will host its annual International dinner — all-you-can-eat buffet, at the Creston Elementary School Multipurpose room, 5105 O’Donovan Road in Creston on March 17 from 4 to 6 p.m. All proceeds will go to the scholarship fund benefiting Creston area residents. Tickets are $12 for adults and $5 for children and must be pre-purchased, available through any Creston Women’s Club member. Call Ann Spencer at 438-3543 with any questions.



Monday, March 18

The University of California Cooperative Extension’s Natural Resource and Watershed Advisor Royce Larsen will host an E. coli workshop on March 18 from 8 a.m. to noon at the American Legion Hall in Templeton, 805 South Main St. University of California food safety, pathogen, and watershed specialists, along with industry representatives, will present the results of recent research projects that looked at E. coli in cattle, wildlife, and the environment. The fee is $5 and refreshments will be provided. For more details and to register, go to ucanr.edu/ecoliworkshop or call 781-5940.



Tuesday, March 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, March 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



The Atascadero branch of the American Association of University Women will hold a discussion of the programs and health services offered in San Luis Obispo county by Planned Parenthood at its March 20 meeting. Donor Relations Manager Alicia Morin, Community Educator Gloria Soto and Clinic Director Michele Franco will talk about the organization’s 25-year history of helping both men and women in the community. The meeting is at 7 p.m. in the Atascadero AARP Building, 7484 Pismo Ave. The public is invited, and admission is free.



Thursday, March 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.



Friday, March 22

4 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.



Saturday, March 23

4 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.



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 tivities Director at 674-7092.



Twin Cities Community Hospital holds 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.centralcoast.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 atascaderofunclub@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 03-06-2013 issue.

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