Wednesday, May 23
CAL FIRE/San Luis Obispo County Fire Department, San Luis Obispo County Board of Supervisors, and the community of Creston will hold a dedication ceremony on May 23 at 3 p.m. to celebrate the completion of the new Creston Fire Station 43. The ceremony will be held at the new Creston Fire Station, 6055 Webster Road. The community is invited to attend and tour the new fire station.
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. 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.
Thursday, May 24
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, May 25
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 Colony Art Crawl is held the last Friday of each month from 7 to 10 p.m. at various locations in downtown Atascadero. To find out more, go to www.colonyartcrawl.com.
County Supervisor Jim Patterson will be available in the Martin Polin Regional Library, 6850 Morro Road in Atascadero, the second and fourth Friday of each month from 3 to 5 p.m. The public is invited to attend the open hours to talk with the supervisor.
Saturday, May 26
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.
There will be a community dinner to benefit the Atascadero Grange Hall, 5035 Palma Ave., on May 26 from 4:30 to 8 p.m. There will be New York steak, rice, veggie, salad, bread and dessert. The price for the dinner is $10 for adults and $5 for children under 12. For ticket information, call 461-3766 or 462-1824.
The Atascadero Police Department will host a bike rodeo on May 26 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on El Camino Real near East Mall. The purpose of the event is to educate bicyclists. The event will two BMX bike demostrations at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m., bicycle safety tips and training. There will also be a raffle for a bike and skateboard.
SLOFolks will present the Fishtank Ensemble on May 26 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $20 and available at Boo Boo Records in SLO or Grover Beach, Coalesce Bookstore in Morro Bay or Castoro Cellars Winery in Templeton. Reservations may be made at 238-0725. For more information, email email@example.com or go to www.slofolks.org.
Monday, May 28
The Atascadero Veterans of Foreign Wars Post will host a Memorial Day ceremony on May 28 at 11 a.m. at Atascadero District Cemetery. Guest speaker will be Col. Barbara A. Nuismer, Garrison Commander at Camp Roberts. The public is invited to attend a potluck lunch at the VFW Post, 9555 Morro Road, after the ceremony. For more information, call 466-3305.
Templeton American Legion Post will host a Memorial Day celebration on May 28 with a memorial service at Templeton District Cemetery at 11 a.m. Guest speaker will be Pastor Stephan Orduno. It will be followed by a barbecue chicken lunch from noon to 2:30 p.m. at Legion Hall, 801 S. Main St. For more information or to make a reservation, leave a message at 434-1434.
Wednesday, May 30
Global Alliance for Balance and Healing, 22720 El Camino Real, Ste. C in Santa Margarita, will offer a free community outreach program entitled “Shift Discussions” on May 30 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. No registration is required. All are welcome. Go to www.globalalliance.ws or call 438-4347 for more information.
Thursday, May 31
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. These meetings are open to patients, spouses, family, friends and anyone interested. No reservations are necessary. For more 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.
Saturday, June 2
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 tmckib
email@example.com. There is no cost to join the group; however, it costs $1 to access the dog park.
The historic Colony District will host the first-ever Pet Fest on June 2 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. for a fun day meeting, greeting and shopping. A pet fashion show will be held at 11 a.m. and a pet talent show will be held at noon. Various downtown businesses will offer a variety of specials during the event. The North County Humane Society will be at the Colony Pet Fest with a booth and will offer microchipping for $15. NCHS will also sell various pet items and will raffle off a pet-themed gift basket.
Boy Scout Troop 226 will earn funds by promoting the car wash on June 2 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. The earnings will go towards funding the Boy Scout trip to Emerald Bay Camp of Catalina Island in mid-July. The troop will earn 15 percent of the pre-sale washes and of all car wash sales on June 2.
Sunday, June 3
The ninth annual Paso Pinot & Paella Festival will be held on June 3 in Templeton Community Park from 2 to 5 p.m. The event will include Paso Robles pinot noir producers for an afternoon of wine, food and fun. The event raises funds to support youth arts in San Luis Obispo County such as the Paso Robles Youth Arts Foundation. Tickets include a wine glass, tastes of 20 pinot noirs and 20 paellas and live music and dancing. Blankets and lawn chairs welcome. Tickets are $65 each and only a limited number will be sold. For more information, go to www.pinotandpaella.com.
Tuesday, June 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 on KPRL AM1230.
Ongoing weekly events
Templeton Lions Club holds bingo every Monday at the American Legion Hall on Main Street. The doors open at 4:30 p.m. and games start at 5:30 p.m. For more 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 every Monday 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 room of the Atascadero Community Church United Church of Christ, 5850 Rosario Ave., on Mondays at 6:30 p.m. Call 466-1697 or 462-2227 for more information.
Poker for prizes will be played each Monday from 10 a.m. to noon at the Colony Park Community Center, 5599 Traffic Way. This activity is for adults 50-plus. There is a $4 fee to play for the chance to win prizes. For more information or to sign up, call the Atascadero Fun Club at 674-7092.
Bridge is held every Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 11:50 a.m. in the AARP Building at the Atascadero Lake Park. To reserve a place, call 461-4136. The 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 more information, call 464-4075.
California Manor, 10165 El Camino Real, Atascadero, a senior retirement community, holds a free exercise class every Tuesday and Thursday from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Community members are welcome. For more information, call 466-0759.
A billiards group meets at the Colony Park Community Center, 5599 Traffic Way, each Tuesday from 10 a.m. to noon. Pool table equipment may be checked out from the staff at the Community Center. This free group is for adults 50-plus. For more information, call the Atascadero Fun Club 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.
Families Anonymous now meets every Wednesday at 5:30 p.m. at North County Connection, 8600 Atascadero Ave., Atascadero. 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.
California Manor, 10165 El Camino Real, Atascadero, a senior retirement community, holds bingo every Wednesday from 6:30 to 9 p.m. Bingo is open to the community. For more information, call 466-0759.
Atascadero Martin Polin Regional Library holds preschool storytime every Wednesday at 10:30 a.m. The half-hour session includes stories, songs, finger plays and a monthly craft. Signups are not required. This free program is geared for 3- to 6-year-olds. For more information or to find out each week’s theme, call Joan at 461-6163 or go to www.slolibrary.org.
A ping-pong group will be held at the Colony Park Community Center, 5599 Traffic Way, every Wednesday from 10 a.m. to noon. Equipment may be checked out from the Community Center staff. This group is for adults 50-plus and there is no fee to play. Those interested in joining this group, contact the Atascadero Fun Club at 674-7092.
Twin Cities Community Hospital holds English and Spanish-language Prepared Childbirth classes every Wednesday from 6:30 to 9 p.m. in the Founder’s Pavilion, 1100 Las Tablas Road in Templeton. All classes are free.
Remedial Bridge lessons are held every Wednesday at 10 a.m. in the AARP Building at the Atascadero Lake Park. For more information, call 461-4136. The lessons are free and no reservations are needed.
Pinochle is held every Wednesday at 10 a.m. in the AARP Building at the Atascadero Lake Park. For more information, call 461-4136.
A horseshoe group will plays each Thursday at 10 a.m. at the Atascadero Lake Park horseshoe pit. The group is designed for players 50-plus. There is no fee to play. For more 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 in Atascadero, every Thursday from 7 to 8 p.m. There are no dues, fees or weigh-ins, and everybody is welcome. For more information, go to www.centralcoast.oar2.org.
Bunco for prizes will be played each Friday from 10 a.m. to noon at the Colony Park Community Center, 5599 Traffic Way. This activity is for adults 50-plus. There is a $4 fee to play for the chance to win prizes. For more information or to sign up, call the Atascadero Fun Club at 674-7092.
Guided meditation meets every Saturday at 8600 Atascadero Ave. at 1:30 p.m. It is free and open to the public. For more information, email RuthCherryPhD@aol.com, call 545-7939 or go to www.meditationintro.com.For the complete article see the 05-23-2012 issue.
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