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Save the date: upcoming events--Feb. 20 to March 6, 2013

Posted: Tuesday, Feb 19th, 2013

Get the word out! Submit local events for the community calendar. Submit a short description of your club, business or organization’s event. Be sure to include relevant dates, times, locations and contact information. Email Only events that are open to the public will be published. Events must either be free to attend or benefit a nonprofit organization.

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

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 or go to

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 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.

The North County TEA Party will hold a Day of Resistance to support citizens’ Second Amendment right on Feb. 23 from noon to 3 p.m. in the Sunken Gardens. The event will include informative speakers, music, hot dogs and conversations with like-minded individuals.

Tuesday, Feb. 26

A joint meeting of the Atascadero City Council and Atascadero Planning Commission will be held on Feb. 26 at 6 p.m. in the Council Chambers to discuss the Eagle Ranch project, which includes applications for a general plan amendment, specific plan and annexations for the area to the city’s southern boundary. The two boards will review the latest project proposal for the Eagle Ranch Specific Plan. The purpose of the meeting is to determine if the project is ready to begin the environmental impact report process. The EIR process is expected to take one year and will include multiple opportunities for public comment and participation. The council will review recommendation for the city’s design review committee and will take public comment. For more information, or call 461-5000.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 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

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,

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 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

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 There is no cost to join the group; however, it costs $1 to access the dog park.

The Atascadero Historical Society will hold its annual dinner on March 2 to celebrate E.G. Lewis’ 144th birthday. Because 2013 is the city’s centennial, the dinner will also celebrate the city’s anniversary. The society will also vote on board vacancies and positions open on the board of directors. The event starts at 5 p.m. and will end at 9 p.m. and will be held at the Atascadero Elks Lodge, 1516 El Camino Real. The meal will be prepared by the Elks BBQ Crew and will be boneless chicken with all the sides. Each dinner is a $20 donation per society member and a $25 donation per nonmember. To RSVP, contact Irene Bishop at 466-4370 or

Sunshine the red-tailed hawk will be at Atascadero artist Nancy Koren’s art reception from 3 to 5 p.m. on March 2 at Envisions Gallery, 5975 Traffic Way. For more information, call the gallery at 466-5850. Families are encouraged to attend this free event.

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 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,

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

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

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,

For the complete article see the 02-20-2013 issue.

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