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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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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 email@example.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 email@example.com 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 email@example.com.
“A Night In Black and White,” abenefit event presented by Friends of North County Women’s Shelter & Resource Center and Sexual Assault Recovery & Prevention Center, will be held on March at 5:30 p.m. at the Atascadero Pavilion on the Lake. All proceeds will directly benefit women and children of North San Luis Obispo County. The event will feature a social hour, live and silent auctions, dinner by Pacific Harvest Catering, live music by 46 West and much more. Tickets are on sale now and are $80 per person. Call 226-5400 or go to ww.northcountywomensshelter.org for more information or to purchase tickets.
Tuesday, March 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, go to www.global
alliance.ws or call 438-4347.
Wednesday, March 27
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.
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 March 27 from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. The profits made from the coffee shop benefit the program.
Thursday, March 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. 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. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 Upper Salinas-Las Tablas Resource Conservation District will hold a regular public meeting on Feb. 28 at 6 p.m. in the Templeton Ag Service Center Conference Room, 65 South Main St. For more information, call 434-0396 ext. 51 or go to www.us-ltrcd.org.
The film “Broken Promise,” which chronicles Holocaust survivor Martin Freidmann-Petrasek’s experience, will be shown at Congregation Ohr Tzafon, 2605 Traffic Way in Atascadero, on March 28 at 7 p.m. Friedmann-Petrasek will be the speaker at the Community Holocaust Remembrance Day Program on Monday, April 8 at 7 p.m. at Congregation Beth David, 10180 Los Osos Valley Road in San Luis Obispo. Yom HaShoah — Holocaust Remembrance Day — commemorates the six million Jews and five million other souls that perished in the Holocaust. For more information, contact Jewish Community Center SLO Executive Director Lauren Bandari at 295-0890 or email@example.com.
Saturday, March 30
There will be a grand re-opening of the Templeton Performing Arts Center on March 30 at 7 p.m. on the Templeton High School campus. The Quiet Knights will perform “Salute to Sinatra” featuring Steve McAndrew, Steve McCann, Bobby Horn and the Brett Mitchell Trio. Tickets are $15 pre sale or $20 at the door. Call prior to event, no later than March 26, at 543-9393 for discounted tickets. The event is sponsored by the Templeton Chamber of Commerce.
Ongoing weekly events
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
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 email@example.com.
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.
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.
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.
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
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 03-15-2013 issue.
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