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Save the date: upcoming events -- March 13 to 23, 2013

Posted: Tuesday, Mar 12th, 2013




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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.



Joebella Coffee Roasters, 3168 El Camino Real in Atascadero, will host an open mic night every third Saturday from 6:30 to 9 p.m. This month’s will take place on March 16. Everyone is welcome to come and join in or watch. For more information, call John at 831-713-8560.



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.



Templeton Adventist Christian School, 940 Templeton Hills Road in Templeton, will hold its annual open house on March 17 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. There will be free food. The school offers education for grades first through eighth. For more information, call 434-1638.



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 www.ucanr.edu/ecoliworkshop or call 781-5940.



The second North County Salinas River Trail Master Plan Community Workshop will be held on March 18 from 6 to 9 p.m. at the Atascadero City Hall in the Council Chambers, 6907 El Camino Real. At this workshop, participants will: earn about the Salinas River Trail Master Plan Process; Discuss trail types, issues and opportunities, collaborate on alternative trail alignments. For more information, call San Luis Obispo Council of Governments at 781-4219 or gvelasquez@slocog.org.



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.



Third Thursday Poetry Reading will be held on March 21 at 7 p.m. at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, 5318 Palma Ave. in Atascadero. The featured poets will be Ben Lawless and Victoria Billings. The poetry reading is free and open to the public. Call 975-8222 in the evenings for more information.



Comprehensive Immigration Reform will be the Public Educational Forum topic at the Atascadero Democratic Club’s meeting on March 21 at the AARP building. Starting at 7:30 p.m., there will be presentations by CR Lara of the Latino Outreach Council and Hazel Davalos, North County organizer for the Pueblo/Cause organization. This discussion will highlight the essential elements of immigration reform. A business meeting will be held at 6:30 p.m. Both meetings are free and open to the public. Light refreshments will be served. For more information, call 466-2448.



Friday, March 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 CAPSLO Adult Day Services.



Watershed Walk: Atascadero Wastewater Treatment Plant will be held on March 22 at 10 a.m. City of Atascadero Wastewater Treatment Plant Operator Barry Hardy will guide attendees through the treatment process from the aeration ponds to the polishing ponds. To RSVP, email jhendrickson@amwc.us.



Saturday, March 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.



The Ian Carpenter Johnson Foundation’s first big event fundraiser will be held on March 23 from 1 to 4 p.m. at the Templeton Park. The nonprofit was created to raise awareness and funds to help provide support both financially and through prayer to those struggling with substance abuse. Bring your blankets and chairs and enjoy an afternoon in the park with live music by local rockabilly band Sons of KD Elder, along with a silent auction, donation-only tri-tip lunch and kids’ activites. For more information or to donate, go to www.iancarpenterjohnsonfoundation.com.



The next meeting for the Central Coast Lupus and Auto-immune Diseases Support Group will be held on March 23 at 10:30 a.m. at Nature’s Touch Nursery and Harvest, 225 Main St. in Templeton. This month’s meeting will be an open discussion format. The group is open to patients, family members and support people. This is a positive group with the goal of educating and creating awareness, as well as helping patients to live the most fulfilling life possible. For more information, contact Jaime at 462-1022 or pamperedjaime@yahoo.com.

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