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  • 1. Central Coast July 2012 Family Ind Happ epe y nde Da y! nce Fire Pg 1 works 8 Inside Getting Out .................. 2 Education ....................... 4 The Arts ....................... 6 Fun & Games .................. 9 Local History ................ 12 Library Voice ............... 14 Calendar ........................ 17 Family Events ............... 18 Local Resources .......... 20 Safety ........................... 22Family Outings / Reading / Avila Beach History / Child Abuse AwarenessF ree! Central Coast Family
  • 2. Getting Out Cover Photo: Hula Dancers in Cayucos are still learning the ropes of daily 4th of July Parade 2010 Day living, and outings add another Mike Baird, flickr.bairdphotos.com layer to the challenge. Bring older siblings into the game by soliciting tripping their help. Let them help to plan outings, chose activities, pack lunch. Then they get just what they want, and may even be able to carry the baby. Family In the earliest months, put the baby in a front carrier that style supports her head, or use a stroller if the path is paved or well groomed. Walk around your block or neighborhood, and then try a picnic in your local park. The key to this first picnic is to practice walking to the park with by Jennifer Best everything you think you’ll need. for strollers include the woodenWe’re deep into summer. A day out doesn’t have to be If you forget something, you boardwalk loop through ElfinSchool-age kids have long since difficult, extensive, or expensive. can go right back home without Forest Natural Reserve nearbegun zoning out, perhaps even There are hundreds of free venues a hassle. If you take too much, Los Osos, and the new bluff-topmuttering that age-old refrain, and free events throughout San narrow your load down for the boardwalk at Moonstone Beach“There’s nothing to do around Luis Obispo County and Santa next outing. north of Cambria. Poly Canyon,here.” Here’s a chance to show Barbara County. Anyone with the Nojoqui Falls south of Buellton,your kids just how smart you desire and energy can do it. Just Once you’ve gotten into walking and the bluff-top trails at Montanaare. You can explore the Central be prepared, start small, and be shape, research trails close to de Oro provide fairly safe options home. Some great local spots for those in front-carrier mode.Coast’s rich, family-friendly flexible with your plans.options with a staycation that justmay become the best vacation Getting out with a baby can be theyou’ve ever had. biggest challenge. New parents Central Coast Family TM PO Box 6424, Los Osos, CA 93412 Our goal is to connect Central Coast families with the resources they need to thrive! EDITOR PUBLISHER Patrice Vogel David Vogel Phone: (805) 528-0440 Phone: (805) 540-7100 Fax: (805) 439-0798 Fax: (805) 540-7101 ccfamilyed@gmail.com ccfamilypb@gmail.com FUN & GAMES ADVERTISING Claire & Jack Vogel (805) 528-0440 CC F Cartoons: Amaya Dempsey ccfamilyad@gmail.com GRAPHIC DESIGN DISTRIBUTION Out of the Blue Woodards & Rose CONTRIBUTING WRITERS Kristen Barnhart, Jennifer Best, Guy Crabb, Jeffrey Cyr, Steve Kragenbrink, Michael Morin, Steven Smith, David Vogel Central Coast Family is published monthly with a readership over 30,000. Find FREE ™ copies throughout San Luis Obispo County and North Santa Barbara County. Visit our website: www.centralcoastfamily.com Submission deadline: 15th of each month prior to publication Information contained in advertisements and other submissions is accepted in good faith. Publication does not imply endorsement by Central Coast Family. Opinions expressed by contributors do not necessarily reflect views of the publisher. We reserve the right to reject or edit all submissions for any reason. Material published herein may not be reproduced in any manner without prior written permission. © Vogel 2008 Every issue is printed with soy ink on 100% recycled paper. Please recycle again!Central Coast Family • July 2012 • www.centralcoastfamily.com • Page 2
  • 3. Getting Out during afternoon naptime. Once the baby can hold up her own head, get a good, sturdy Learn with love & laughter Nurture with Christian values backpack designed specifically for Safe & secure environment carrying a young child. The pack should have room for the baby to grow, a padded hip strap and shoulder pads for the adult who will heft the load, a safety belt system for the baby, somewhere 3-5 half day programs & early care available the baby can put her head when Curriculum includes Bible, chapel, music & art she inevitably falls asleep, and Qualified experienced teachers M-F 8:30 am-1:00 pm handy pockets for her food, Licensed with 25+ years excellence Call to arrange a tour! Reasonable non-profit tuition diapers, warm clothing layers, and other daily needs. 240 Vernon Avenue, Arroyo GrandeTraveling with infants is easiestwhen they’re napping. A typical Our baby pack has a detachablehike day might look like this: little daypack for diapers, wipes, company, but also assistance in down unintended paths can leadrise with the baby; eat breakfast toilet paper, sunscreen, and re- carrying the extra stuff you may to newfound discoveries. Justtogether; pack lunch and gear in sealable plastic bags used to bring want to bring along. On those try to go with the flow, and call itthe car while she plays in a safe back diapers and other trash. If days, the second hiker can carry wonderful.spot; change the baby into a our baby is not wearing them a small first-aid kit, water, lunchclean diaper and hiking clothes from the get-go, we also carry a and/or snacks, and a camera. Jennifer Best is the author of Best Family Adventures: San Luis Obispo Countyappropriate for the day’s weather; sweater, brimmed sun hat, warm and Best Family Adventures: Santaslather everyone in sun block; hat, mittens, socks, and booties. Sometimes hikes don’t quite work Barbara County, available in bookstoresdrive to the trailhead during out as planned, but these can throughout the Central Coast and online at www.BestFamilyAdventures.morning nap time; hike and picnic Hiking with your friends or older also turn into some of the most com. She can be reached at JBest@through midday, and travel home children provides, not only good successful outings. Diversions BestFamilyAdventures.com. New Patient Special FREE Exam & X-Ray For new patients only with paid cleaning. Cannot be combined with any other offer. (805) 544-9440 www.rrdentalcare.com 878 Boysen Ave, San Luis ObispoCentral Coast Family • July 2012 • www.centralcoastfamily.com • Page 3
  • 4. Education Most teachers face the dilemma or reading deficiencies in a child. of “modified course instruction” with each new class. In fact, some Once the Running Record has of you may have seen this on your been completed, it will give the child’s report cards. All that this teacher a letter code to help guide means is that the teacher has tried the student to pick books from to “adjust” the workload to match the proper level. As a practical Read This! your child’s natural abilities. If your matter for parents, you can ask son or daughter has had modified your teacher about your child’s course instruction, you should Independent Reading Level (IRL) sincerely thank your teacher for and the teacher will give you a taking the time to figure out that letter. Using this letter, you can by Jeffrey Cyr there is a discrepancy between obtain books at your child’s exact the actual grade level and their reading level, which will reduceLast month, I wrote about getting grade level. For instance, you independent levels. All subjects the risk of buying books only toyour children excited about reading might have a 5th grade student can be modified, to some degree, find them left behind unreadand how you can help motivate independently reading at a 3rd to meet your child’s abilities. because your child is unable tothem to start reading books grade level. What this means is Remember to have a positive understand them. If your child’sindependently. I want to continue that the student is expected to outlook and think of this as a teacher isn’t sure of his or her IRL,that discussion by taking some of keep up with grade level texts learning moment in your child’s ask them if they wouldn’t mindthe “mystery” out of how teachers and mandatory classroom “read- education. trying to help you figure it out. Iassess their students in order to aloud” books, but isn’t able to have worked with an exceptionaldetermine the correct reading participate in classroom discussion As an educator, I want to know group of teachers throughout mylevel for each child. or do assigned homework because what level a student is reading at career and find that if a parent his reading level is far behind his when they can read a book that inquires with real concern, mostFirst and foremost, finding the actual grade level. The same is they comprehend and can retell teachers will go out of their way tocorrect independent reading true for students who are in the with an accuracy of 90% or above. offer help.level for each student is crucial academic 5th grade, but have an The teacher’s first step is tofor independent reading success! independent reading level in the perform a “Running Record,” Since it’s summer vacation andIf you hear your child’s teacher 7th or 8th grade. These students which involves listening to and teachers aren’t available, I foundtalking about “Independent may become “bored” in class recording a child as she reads a website that offers a ton ofReading Levels,” they are simply and tend to get off task because aloud. A Running Record should information on this subject atreferring to the level that your child although they’re emotionally 5th be administered by a professional, http://www.readinga-z.com/reads at for pleasure. As teachers, graders, their brain functions at as there are subtle nuances in guided/runrecord.html. If thiswe need to be sure of this level an advanced pace. Both situations the reading process that can be seems like too much information,because it may not match up with require some “modification” in missed. It takes someone with then simply get a few of thea student’s actual instructional course instruction. expertise to identify any miscues “leveled books” from the website above and sit with your child and listen to them read. While they are reading aloud, listen for words that make them stumble. Try not to correct them while they are reading! If you correct or interrupt their mistakes, it will defeat the purpose of trying to find a book that is fun to read. Simply pause, and try a book at a higher or lower level. Have your child read 100 words. You’ll know you’ve found their independent level when you hear them read with 90% accuracy or 90 out of the 100 words are correct! (Big Huge Smile ) I hope you find a fun way to read with your children this summer. Together you can discover many exciting adventures, mysteries, 20% off Final Bill and/or hunts! If you have any questions about this reading topic, for Irrigation Inspection please feel free to contact me and I’ll be happy to help. & Consultation Exp. 10/1/12 www.coastallandscapes.org Jeff Cyr is a k-6th grade educator on the Central Coast. He can be reached at MrDragonflyTeacher@gmail.com.Central Coast Family • July 2012 • www.centralcoastfamily.com • Page 4
  • 5. 
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  • 6. The ArtsRydell High visits San Luis Obispo stage of Unity June 22nd throughas Kelrik Productions presents the July 8th. It’s the most electrifying1950s musical, Grease. This gritty extravaganza on stage… Be theremusical is packed with explosive or be square!energy, vibrant 1950s pop cultureand all those unforgettable After spending a hopelessly n’ roll celebration of growin’ up, as the longest running show insongs including Summer Nights, devoted summer with Sandy cruisin’ with friends, and goin’ Broadway history, after playingHopelessly Devoted, Greased Dumbrowski (Ali Peters), the new steady. 3,388 performances.Lightnin’, Beauty School Dropout, girl in town, Danny Zuko’s (BradyWe Go Together, and many more! Beckstead) world is thrown Directed by Erik Austin and In 1978, GREASE became a hugelyCome see the “Burger Palace upside down when Sandy appears choreographed by Holly Patterson, popular feature film starring JohnBoys” and the “Pink Ladies” sing at Rydell High on the first day of GREASE features costume design Travolta and Olivia Newton-John inand dance their way across the school. What follows is a rock by Keith Wetzel, lighting design by the lead roles. A Broadway revival Ryan Manus, and musical direction opened on May 11, 1994 at Eugene by Lacey McNamara. GREASE O’Neill Theatre, where it played features book, music, and lyrics 1,503 performances and won by Jim Jacobs and Warren Casey. three Tony Award nominations. Everywhere it has opened, Grease The new Broadway production has struck a universal chord with of GREASE opened on August 19, its irresistible mix of adolescent 2007, and was nominated for a angst, vibrant physicality, and 2008 Tony Award for Best Revival 1950s pop culture. of a Musical. Jim Jacobs and Warren Casey The film version of GREASE created a perfect period piece produced one of the best-selling - a pastiche of the 1950s, which soundtracks in history and is is “fast, furious and thrilling, an still the highest-grossing movie injection of raw energy ... and fun, musical of all time. The two fun, fun” (Hilary Bonner - Daily Travolta / Newton-John duets, Mirror). GREASE has maintained You’re The One That I Want and its everlasting popularity - proving Summer Nights were both #1 hits. that teenage angst and young The song Hopelessly Devoted love’s dream remains timeless and to You was nominated for an universal. Academy Award (1979) for Best Music - Original Song, and the GREASE originated in Chicago and film’s title song Grease, was a #1 made its premiere at The Kingston smash hit single for Frankie Valli. Mines Theater in 1971, before making its New York premiere off- Tickets can be purchased online Broadway at the Eden Theatre on at www.kelrikproductions.org, February 14, 1972. After 128 sold- or at Cheap Thrills, 563 Higuera out performances, the show made Street in San Luis Obispo. Grease the transition to Broadway, taking will be performed at Unity, 1490 up residence at the Broadhurst Southwood Drive in San Luis Theatre on June 7, 1972. Obispo June 22nd - July 8th. Please note the family-friendly GREASE was nominated for seven performance schedule: Friday and Tony Awards in its spectacular Saturday evening performances initial run. On November 21, 1972, at 7:00 pm and Sunday matinees the show moved to the Royale at 2:00 pm. Ticket prices are $14 Theatre before making its final -$20. Discounts are available for transfer on January 20, 1980 to full-time students, seniors, and the Majestic Theatre. It closed groups of 15 or more.Central Coast Family • July 2012 • www.centralcoastfamily.com • Page 6
  • 7. Now. More than ever. It is your child’s time for... Developing Key Competencies through: ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS for the 2012-2013 School Year Financial Aid available for 1st-8th grades SUMMER Tours Contact the School to Arrange an Individual Summer Tour Toddler - Middle School Unique Beauty Give Your Entering-Kindergartener a Boost Sign Up for Kindergarten Fun! Join Us On Our 10 Acre Campus For A SUMMER OF EXCITING PROGRAMS! Entering K – Grade Six * Handcrafted Jewelry All Taught by our Laureate Teachers * Jewelry Repair June 25 – August 17 $175/week 9:00 am-3:00 pm * Unusual Art & Gifts 7:30 am-6:00 pm extended care available. Watch Batteries $8.00 Watch & Clock Repair Week 1 (6/25-6/29) Week 5 (7/23-7/27) Kindergarten Fun (entering K) Kindergarten Fun (entering K) Open TUE-FRI 10:30-5:00 Camping for Kids (grades1-4) Camping Adventures (grades 1-4) Art & Literature (grades 2-6) Gardening Club (grades 1-6) 2141 Tenth St, Los Osos Week 2 (7/2-7/6) Closed 7/4 Week 6 (7/30- 8/3) 805 543-2000 Kindergarten Fun (entering K) Kindergarten Fun (entering K) Mexican Cooking & Crafts (grades 1-4) $10* Keyboard, Synthesizer & Guitar (grades 2-6) Drama (grades 1-6) Art from Around the World (grades 1-4) $10* Week 3 (7/9-7/13) Week 7 (8/6- 8/10) Kindergarten Fun (entering K) Kindergarten Fun (entering K) Claymation & Animation (grades 4-6) $10* Drama (grades 1-6) Cooking Club (grades 1-4) $10* Fitness, Fun & Food (grades 2-6) Week 4 (7/16-7/20) Week 8 (8/13-8/17) Kindergarten Fun (entering K) Kindergarten (entering K) Caring for Animals (grades 1-4) Drama (grades 1-6) Art & Canvas Painting (grades 4-6) $25* Nature Crafts (grades 2-4) * Additional materials fee Toddler and Primary Programs Ages: 18 months to 5 years 3 or 5 Half Days 9:00 am-12:00 pm & Full Days 9:00 am-3:00 pm 7:30 am-6:00 pm extended care available Session I: June 25 – July 20 Session II: July 23 – August 17 Inquire about our Year-Round Toddler & Primary School option License no. 406211702Central Coast Family • June 2012 • www.centralcoastfamily.com • Page 7
  • 8. Fun for everyone - no gymnastics experience necessary! 3 What do you offer Central Coast Families? Camp 3: July 9-13 LET US HELP YOU SPREAD THE WORD! Camp 4: July 16-20 Enjoy FREE full color, graphic design & website exposure: Camp 5: July 23-27 (805) 528-0440 Camp 6: July 30-Aug 3 Camp 7: Aug 6-10 Gymnastics PLUS Register now for full day or half day Summer 2012 Camps! Call for Reservations: 595-7200 Call for Reservations: 595-7200 patriotspor tfishing.com Kids Fish Free! Every WED & THU 1/2 Day One child (12 & under) w/ paid adultCentral Coast Family • July 2012 • www.centralcoastfamily.com • Page 8
  • 9. Jack’s Jokes Fun & Games What did King George think of American Colonists? They were revolting! What did one flag say to the other? Nothing. It just waved! Hen & Ink By: Amaya Dempsey What do you call a Continental Army artist? A Yankee Doodler!Sudoku begins with some of the grid cells filled with numbers. The object is to fillthe other empty cells with numbers between 1 and 9 (1 number only in each cell).A number should appear only once in each row, column, and region.S 8 9 3 6 8 5 1U 5 7 2 6D 4 7 8 9 6 2 3 1 9O 9 4 6 5 2 Hink Pinks (2 rhyming 1 syllable words matching a silly definition): 1. quick firework K3 5 8 6 ________________ ________________ 2. canine run ________________ ________________ 2 4 5 8 3. salmon plate ________________ ________________U8 1 4 4. spoiled feline ________________ ________________ 1. fast blast 2. dog jog 3. fish dish 4. brat catCentral Coast Family • July 2012 • www.centralcoastfamily.com • Page 9
  • 10. Registration Now Open for Cuesta College Community Programs Summer Fun! College for Kids For students entering 5th-9th grade in Fall 2012 Aquatics & Swim Lessons Session II: M-Th., Jul 9-26, 2012 Baby & Me – Levels 1-6 7:30am-5:30pm Prices vary depending on schedule. Session 2: 4th Grade Camp For students entering 4th grade in Fall 2012 M-Th., Jul 2-12, 2012 M-Th., Jul 30-Aug 2, 2012 Session 3: 8:30am-12:30pm $132 M-Th., Jul 16-26, 2012 Sciensational Workshops for Kids Session 4: Model Airplanes-Electronic Gadgets (Ages 7-12) M-Th., Jul 30-Aug 9, 2012 M-Th., Jun 25–28 9am-12:45pm $175 11:00 am-6:00 pm $55 - $105 Make It and Take It Home (Ages 6-11) M-Th., Jul 30–Aug 2 9am-12:45pm $175 Diving, Softball, Basketball, CSI-Crime Scene Investigation (Ages 8-12) Tennis & Golf Camps M-Th., Jul 30–Aug 2 1:15-5pm $175 also available! Call 546-3132 or visit www.communityprograms.net Registration available via phone, fax, and walk-ins!Central Coast Family • July 2012 • www.centralcoastfamily.com • Page 10
  • 11. Professional Web Design We build websites that you can easily edit Great customer service with a personal touch (805) 720-0789 www.SpiderWebLogic.comCentral Coast Family • July 2012 • www.centralcoastfamily.com • Page 11
  • 12. Local History San Luis Obispo: 100 Years of Downtown Businesses:Development of The Cross Streets This much-anticipated 3rdAvila Beach book of the San Luis Obispo 100 Years series is available from your favorite local bookseller NOW! Enjoy Your Memories! by Guy Crabb Get an autographed copy at www.slo100years.comThis month, we are going to take would enable larger ships to enter Also available at Barnes & Noble, Crushed Grape, Antiques on Monterey, Boo Boo Records, the History Center, Apple Farm, and Volumes of Pleasure.a ride out to Avila Beach and I the bay and off-load lumber and G UY C RABB P UBLISHINGam going to share some very other larger items. The wharf wasinteresting discoveries I have made built near where San Luis Creekrecently. This article will have meets the ocean. Arguing among a hole in the side of the hill and Marre family. The work on thenames of people and places that the investors soon began, so John created a tunnel, through which lighthouse was completed in 1890may be familiar to many of you, and Harford decided to build his own the railroad ran. This section of and included a light tower alongyou’ll find out about one of the first wharf with his own money to the railway was gravity powered. with a house for the lighthouserailroads built in the county that eliminate future problems. Mr. Horses would pull the railcars up keeper and his family. The actualnever had an engine. Harford was never happy with the the grade to the tunnel location. light for the lighthouse was made location of the People’s Wharf, so Then they would unhitch the horses in Paris, France in 1876. In 1894,I am going to take you way back in he decided to build his new wharf and let the railcars glide down the the light was powered with whalehistory to the Avila area in the mid- down the road where we find the other side of the hill to come to a oil lamps. Later, the light switched1800s, when it was owned by the Port San Luis wharf today. This gentle stop with the help of the over to diesel power and eventuallyAvila family. In 1867, Miguel Avila location was in a better area and brakeman, who would control the was powered by electricity.received the legal title to the area was protected from winter storms. speed of the railcars.that we know today as Avila Beach. In 1939, the United States CoastIn the same year, Miguel’s son Don Harford was a smart businessman As Harford was building his wharf, Guard took over the operationMiguel developed the layout of because before he decided to build he hired several Chinese workers to of the lighthouse. The use ofthe town and started selling lots his new wharf, he purchased the help. One of those Chinese workers lighthouses began to fade and soonto interested people who came to entire shoreline from the creek was named Wong On. He was one many of them became unmannedthe area to buy land with an ocean to where the wharf is today. He of Harford’s best workers and also or closed down. After manyview. The family also leased land started building the wharf in 1871 became a leader of the Chinese years of being shuttered, in 1992to a group of people who wanted and hired several men to survey workers. Harford was so impressed the Port San Luis Harbor Districtto build a wharf there because it and grade the area for a railroad with Wong’s work, Harford made purchased the landmark from thewas believed that the Avila harbor that would go from his wharf to him his lead man and renamed him federal government to restorewas the safest harbor for ships and San Luis Obispo. But this was not Ah Louis. He soon became a major the lighthouse to its originalschooners bringing dry goods to your normal railroad. He designed leader in the Chinese community in glory. Today there are tours everythe small city of San Luis Obispo. it to use horses for the engine. San Luis Obispo. Saturday according to the Port San Luis Lighthouse website. The fare isIn 1868, John Harford was a mover Harford’s railway was a unique and Harford completed the wharf $20 per person, which is a bargain.and shaker in San Luis Obispo. unusual type of railroad system. and railroad in 1873 and was soonHe, along with several investors, It climbed eighty feet up the side in competition with his former The trip to Avila Beach is alwaysformed a group called the People’s of the hill on the bluffs above the partners, who owned the People’s worth the drive. If you decide toWharf Company. Their goal was location of today’s road. At the top Wharf. Other investors started ride your bike on the Bob Jonesto build a new wharf in Avila that of the eighty-foot climb, he blasted to develop ideas to build a steam trail, remember you are also riding railroad that would run from Avila on the original railroad path that to San Luis Obispo. Around 1874, traveled from Avila Beach to San Harford ended up selling his wharf Luis Obispo. If you drive all the way and railroad for $30,000 to a man down to the old Harford Wharf, named Charles Goodall. imagine a train steaming right down the middle of the wharf and The history of Avila is colorful passing you by on its way to San and filled with lots of interesting Luis Obispo. Learning about local characters, but there is one bit of history is as fun as a warm sunny history that has nothing to do with day at Avila Beach! a wharf or a railroad. This piece of Avila history is the Port San Luis lighthouse, which was built in the Guy Crabb teaches at Charles E. Teach Elementary School in San Luis Obispo. late 1800s by the United States Light He graduated from Cal Poly SLO and has House Service. The lighthouse was been teaching for over 20 years. Guy was originally built on a 30-acre plot of selected as San Luis Coastal Unified School District Teacher of the Year for 2006-2007. land that was purchased from the Reach him at crabbx5@charter.net.Central Coast Family • July 2012 • www.centralcoastfamily.com • Page 12
  • 13. Women’s Shelter of San Luis Obispo County crisis line: 781-6400 business phone: 781-6401 email: info@wspslo.com www. womensshelterslo.org Make a Difference! (805) 781-3226 www.slobigs.org Sexual Assault Recovery & Prevention Center of San Luis Obispo County 24 hour crisis line: 5 4 5- 8 8 8 8 email: contact@sarpcenter.org www.sarpcenter.orgCentral Coast Family • July 2012 • www.centralcoastfamily.com • Page 13
  • 14. Library Voice real love kids to ask uncles and aunts for memories they have about their moms and dads. Sharing and laughing together creates more memories that they can share with their own “someday children!” You will be amazed at what they remember! by Kristen Barnhart Last spring, my daughter went to China with the Women’s ChorusEveryone should be well into One thing I like best about a whole from California State Universitysummer mode now, and enjoying family listening to the same book at Northridge. It was a whirlwind searched and found that pocketall that our beautiful Central Coast together is the way characters tour with performances in venues piece and keep it with me again.has to offer. Hopefully, the whole become known to everyone and as varied as rehearsal rooms and You never know what children willfamily is signed up for various almost join the family as you all full-size concert halls. They were remember.Summer Reading Programs offered remember various scenes. Ramona treated as visiting celebrities andfor babies through grandparents Quimby and Clementine’s hilarious were exposed to foods, sounds, On my birthday this February,at your local Branch Library. Enjoy misadventures become more than and sights they never dreamed my daughter wanted me tosharing your favorite reads around just a fun chapter in a book; they they could experience in just ten think about us getting matchingthe table, or pool, or in the car. Be are gateways into sharing funny days. tattoos. Yikes! I thought aboutsure to check out all the incredible stories from your own family it and decided that, since it wasaudio books for those long summer history. Visits to family members When my daughter returned, she my 60th year, it would be quite aroad trips too. present a great opportunity for had special gifts for her family and way to remember my 50s. And, friends with a story about why she for heaven’s sake, my 21-year-old chose each particular gift for that daughter wanted matching tattoos Child Struggling? person. Her gift for me? A beautiful jade laughing Buddha. This is when with me, her Mother! So I texted her “what, where?” Her answer the memories started pouring in. took my breath away. “Breathe” she wrote, “on our wrists.” My daughter sat me down and made me promise I would wear From the time my daughter was it before she gave it to me, since about a year old until a just a few she knows that I tend to tuck nice years ago, I had a decal on my car’s things away. Then she filled me rear window that read “Breathe” in on the wonder of the Shanghai (so I could be reminded each time Jade Market and how she spent I checked my rear view mirror, and Discover how to help your child! the better part of their free-time so the driver behind me might take FREE Educational Video at: going through every collection of jade Buddhas until she found just a deep breath too). www.TheSpeechAndLearningCoach.com the right one. Then my daughter Breathe was our family “go- went back to her hotel to get the to” comfort word for owies, daughter of their Chinese host hurt feelings, bad dreams, and to make sure that she got the other semi-traumatic childhood best price because it was “really moments. Of course, this word expensive.” also reminded us of blowing out Kmart/ Quarterdeck Center birthday candles and our favorite Arroyo Grande To complete the necklace, my bedtime cuddle book Grandfather (805) 474-1144 daughter picked some white Specializing in: jade beads to be tied into the red cord until it was just right. It was • Attention (ADD / ADHD) Training the perfect gift and I was deeply • Dyslexia & Dysgraphia • Motor Planning & Sensory Processing touched, yet I felt there was more • Speech & Language Therapy to the story. I asked my daughter • Auditory Processing Disorder why it was so imperative that • Behavior & Self-control she find jade for me. She looked • Autism Spectrum Disorders into my eyes and said “Because • Organization / Executive Function Mommy, when I was a little girl you • Social Skills always carried a piece of jade in • Visual Processing your pocket.” • Reading, Writing & Math • Learning Disability Remediation I had no idea when I had stopped carrying jade, but since it was a Schedule an evaluation by Friday, July 27th to “Cambria thing,” I guess that my receive our Central Coast Family magazine discount! daughter was probably only 5 or 6 years old at the time. I haveCentral Coast Family • July 2012 • www.centralcoastfamily.com • Page 14
  • 15. Children’s Activities Self Care Summer Calendar Beauty Blog: Hair Care Contact Pastor Jenene by Mandy Buechner When money is tight, we may be discounted hair care products, but July 9-13 9:00 aM-12:00 noon tempted to give up favorite beauty you pay for it in your hair’s loss of products for drug store discounts and integrity and by using more product Archery Camp Grades 1-6 salon knock offs. Most of us don’t per treatment. Professional salon realize what we sacrifice because we products are highly concentrated. are focused on saving a few bucks. You use less and you don’t pay for the July 23-27 The most important part of your hair water you can add at home! Consider care regimen is your home care in this breakdown: Monday-Friday (overnight) between salon visits. Caring for your The average cost of one bottle of drug Summer Camp IN Creston, CA Grades 3-6 hair properly at home will not only store shampoo is $10 (usually, you save you money, but also save you buy one every month). The average from those awful “bad hair” days. cost of one bottle of salon shampoo July 30-August 3 9:00 aM-12:00 noon is $20 (usually, you buy one bottle The quality of your shampoo and every 2.5-3 months). Essentially, you Sports Camp, Baywood School conditioner is essential. How can you pay $30 for drug store products used expect your hair to stay structured Age 4 - Grade 6 if you are not giving it the proper over three months, compared to the professional product that you buy foundation before styling? Hair is once at $20. Over the course of three most vulnerable and in its weakest August 13-17 9:00 aM-3:00 pM state when wet. Drug store products months, you save an average of $10. With salon products, you actually Camp H2O, various locations Grades 1-6 are made of mostly water and include save money, maintain the strength paraffin waxes and alcohol agents. and beauty of your hair, and make it These products may leave your hair El Morro Church of the Nazarene easier to style on a day-to-day basis. soft and shiny in the first few weeks of use. Then product residue builds up, Mandy Buechner is a master stylist at Legends makes your hair feel dry and brittle, Salon & Day Spa in Atascadero and graduated 1480 Santa Ysabel Ave, Los Osos - 528-0391 and ultimately causes breakage. from Paul Mitchell The School – MTI. She lives with her daughter in Templeton and can be It may seem like you save money with reached at (916) 225-3971.Twilight by Barbara Helen Berger.When we used to read that booktogether, my young daughterwould blow out the lit candle onone page and quickly turn to thenext, to see just a hint of smokerising from the wick, resultingin “Good job, you did it!” Thenthere was our elderly cat Demeter,who waited for us to both to behome after school one day so wecould breathe with her until shegently slipped away into death. SoI said “Yes.”Mother’s Day found us in SanFrancisco on the Haight in aquite beautiful meditative tattooparlor (who knew?), getting ourmatching ‘tats.’ Then we were offfor delightful evening of cocktails, Kristen Barnhart has been telling stories,dinner, and a movie. recommending books, and stamping little hands for over 33 years throughout SLO $30 Special ($15 Savings!)I’m currently working with the County. She is currently a Youth Services Librarian at the San Luis Obispo Library. Wash, Cut & Stylebook Real Love by Greg Baer in a Kristen can be reached at (805) 781-5775 or (only valid with Mandy B)group from my church. To me, real kbarnhart@slolibrary.org. Mandy Blove happens when I know I have Curl Specialistbeen truly deeply seen. When “Libraries will get you Legends Salon & Day Spayou’re gifted with something that 4855 El Camino Realholds a deeply profound memory, through times with no money Atascaderoespecially if it is unexpected, it better than money will get (805) 461-5207 saloncreates yet another opportunity to you through times with (916) 225-3971 directfall in love all over again. no Libraries!”Central Coast Family • July 2012 • www.centralcoastfamily.com • Page 15
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  • 17. July 2012 Free Ongoing Events SUNDAY MONDAY TUESDAY WEDNESDAY THURSDAY FRIDAY SATURDAY1FARMERS MARKET: 2 FARMERS MARKET: 3 FARMERS MARKET: 4 MARKETS: FARMERS 5 FARMERS MARKETS: 6 VETS HALL MB - 1st FRI 5:00pm 7 BINGO FARMERS MARKETS:11:30-2:30pm Nipomo: Monarch Club 2-4:30pm Los Osos: 2nd & Santa Maria 3:00-6:00 pm in Paso Robles City Park 8:30-11am AG Spencers Market 3:00-6:00pm Old Porte Fisheries AG FARMERS MARKETS: 8:00-10:30am SLO Promenade3:00-6:00pm Grover Bch Ramona Park LIBRARY STORYTIME: 10:10 SLO 12:30-4:30pm Santa Maria Town Ctr 2:30-5:00pm Spencers Morro Bay 9:00am-12:30pm Paso Robles Wal Mart 9:00am-12:30pm Templeton City Park 3:00-6:00pm AT Sunken Gardens 6:00-9:00pm Downtown SLO 10:00am-12:30pm Cayucos Vets Hall 9:00am-1:00pm Shell Bch Dinosaur Caves Birthstone: Ruby DOC BURNSTEIN’S READING LAB 5:00-8:00pm Pismo, Main St & Dolliver 9:00am-1:00pm Paso Downtown Park international 3:30-4:15pm AG LIBRARY STORYTIME: 10:00 MB, 2:30-5:30pm Cambria Main St Vets Hall LIBRARY STORYTIME: 10:30 AT, 10:10 SLO, 10:15 CAM,10:30 AT, 10:30 4:00-8:00pm Avila Beach Promenade 12:00-2:30pm AG Village Gazebo joke day 10:30 AG, 11:00 NI AG,10:30 LO, 11:00 CAY, 11:30 SMG 2:30-6:00pm Morro Bay 800 Main St LIBRARY STORYTIME: 10:30 LO LIBRARY STORYTIME: 11:00 AG July is: SLO CO GENEALOGICAL SOCIETY 1st SAT 12:30am IOOF Hall SLO dog days begin Anti-Boredom Month National Blueberry Month Flower: Larkspur macaroni day National Hot Dog Month FULL MOON National Ice Cream Month national Fried National Picnic Month chicken day independence day National Recreation Month8FARMERS MARKET: 9 FARMERS MARKET: 10 MARKET: FARMERS 11 MARKETS: FARMERS 12 MARKETS: FARMERS 13 MARKETS: FARMERS 14 MARKETS: FARMERS11:30-2:30pm Nipomo: Monarch Club 2-4:30pm Los Osos: 2nd & Santa Maria 3:00-6:00 pm in Paso Robles City Park 8:30-11am AG Spencers Market 3:00-6:00pm Old Porte Fisheries AG 9:00am-12:30pm Paso Robles Wal Mart 8:00-10:30am SLO Promenade3:00-6:00pm Grover Bch Ramona Park LIBRARY STORYTIME: 10:10 SLO 12:30-4:30pm Santa Maria Town Ctr 2:30-5:00pm Spencers Morro Bay 10:00am-12:30pm Cayucos Vets Hall 9:00am-12:30pm Templeton City Park 3:00-6:00pm AT Sunken Gardens 6:00-9:00pm Downtown SLO 2:30-5:30pm Cambria Main St Vets Hall 9:00am-1:00pm Shell Bch Dinosaur Caves DOC BURNSTEIN’S READING LAB 5:00-8:00pm Pismo, Main St & Dolliver 4:00-8:00pm Avila Beach Promenade 9:00am-1:00pm Paso Downtown Park 3:30-4:15pm AG LIBRARY STORYTIME: 10:00 MB, LIBRARY STORYTIME: 10:30 AT, 10:10 SLO, 10:15 CAM,10:30 AT, 10:30 LIBRARY STORYTIME: 10:30 LO 12:00-2:30pm AG Village Gazebo 10:30 AG, 11:00 NI AG,10:30 LO, 11:00 CAY, 11:30 SMG 2:30-6:00pm Morro Bay 800 Main St LIBRARY STORYTIME: 11:00 AG barn day national sugar cookie day teddy bear’s national french picnic day fries day Paper bag dayliberty bell cracks (at John Marshall’s funeral cheer up the in 1835) lonely day Pick blueberries day15 MARKET:FARMERS 16 MARKET: FARMERS 17 MARKET: FARMERS 18 MARKETS: FARMERS 19 MARKETS: FARMERS 20 MARKETS: FARMERS 21 MARKETS: FARMERS11:30-2:30pm Nipomo: Monarch Club 2-4:30pm Los Osos: 2nd & Santa Maria 3:00-6:00 pm in Paso Robles City Park 8:30-11am AG Spencers Market 3:00-6:00pm Old Porte Fisheries AG 9:00am-12:30pm Paso Robles Wal Mart 8:00-10:30am SLO Promenade3:00-6:00pm Grover Bch Ramona Park LIBRARY STORYTIME: 10:10 SLO 12:30-4:30pm Santa Maria Town Ctr 2:30-5:00pm Spencers Morro Bay 10:00am-12:30pm Cayucos Vets Hall 9:00am-12:30pm Templeton City Park 3:00-6:00pm AT Sunken Gardens 6:00-9:00pm Downtown SLO 2:30-5:30pm Cambria Main St Vets Hall 9:00am-1:00pm Shell Bch Dinosaur Caves DOC BURNSTEIN’S READING LAB 5:00-8:00pm Pismo, Main St & Dolliver 4:00-8:00pm Avila Beach Promenade 9:00am-1:00pm Paso Downtown Park 3:30-4:15pm AG LIBRARY STORYTIME: 10:00 MB, LIBRARY STORYTIME: 10:30 AT, 10:10 SLO, 10:15 CAM,10:30 AT, 10:30 LIBRARY STORYTIME: 10:30 LO 12:00-2:30pm AG Village Gazebo 10:30 AG, 11:00 NI AG,10:30 LO, 11:00 CAY, 11:30 SMG 2:30-6:00pm Morro Bay 800 Main St LIBRARY STORYTIME: 11:00 AG apollo 11 lifts off (to the moon in 1969) cow appreciation stick your tongue national junk first boeing 707 day out day food day flew (in 1954) NEW MOON chess day disneyland opens moon day (Astronauts land 1969) (in 1955) ice cream soda day22 MARKET:FARMERS 23 MARKET: FARMERS 24 MARKET: FARMERS 25 MARKETS: FARMERS 26 MARKETS: FARMERS 27 MARKETS: FARMERS 28 MARKETS: FARMERS11:30-2:30pm Nipomo: Monarch Club 2-4:30pm Los Osos: 2nd & Santa Maria 3:00-6:00 pm in Paso Robles City Park 8:30-11am AG Spencers Market 3:00-6:00pm Old Porte Fisheries AG 9:00am-12:30pm Paso Robles Wal Mart 8:00-10:30am SLO Promenade3:00-6:00pm Grover Bch Ramona Park LIBRARY STORYTIME: 10:10 SLO 12:30-4:30pm Santa Maria Town Ctr 2:30-5:00pm Spencers Morro Bay 10:00am-12:30pm Cayucos Vets Hall 9:00am-12:30pm Templeton City Park 3:00-6:00pm AT Sunken Gardens 6:00-9:00pm Downtown SLO 2:30-5:30pm Cambria Main St Vets Hall 9:00am-1:00pm Shell Bch Dinosaur Caves DOC BURNSTEIN’S READING LAB 5:00-8:00pm Pismo, Main St & Dolliver 4:00-8:00pm Avila Beach Promenade 9:00am-1:00pm Paso Downtown Park 3:30-4:15pm AG LIBRARY STORYTIME: 10:00 MB,National summer LIBRARY STORYTIME: 10:30 AT, 10:10 SLO, 10:15 CAM,10:30 AT, 10:30 LIBRARY STORYTIME: 10:30 LO 12:00-2:30pm AG Village Gazebo leisure day 10:30 AG, 11:00 NI AG,10:30 LO, 11:00 CAY, 11:30 SMG 2:30-6:00pm Morro Bay 800 Main St LIBRARY STORYTIME: 11:00 AG amelia earhart day beatrix potter’s birthday (Born in 1866) aunt & uncle day ice cream cone introduced (in 1904) Thread the needle day (Celebration of Needle Crafts)29 MARKET:FARMERS 30 MARKET: FARMERS 31 MARKET: FARMERS 1 MARKETS: FARMERS 2 FARMERS MARKETS: 3 FARMERS MARKETS: 4 FARMERS MARKETS:11:30-2:30pm Nipomo: Monarch Club 2-4:30pm Los Osos: 2nd & Santa Maria 3:00-6:00 pm in Paso Robles City Park 8:30-11am AG Spencers Market 3:00-6:00pm Old Porte Fisheries AG 9:00am-12:30pm Paso Robles Wal Mart 8:00-10:30am SLO Promenade3:00-6:00pm Grover Bch Ramona Park LIBRARY STORYTIME: 10:10 SLO 12:30-4:30pm Santa Maria Town Ctr 2:30-5:00pm Spencers Morro Bay 10:00am-12:30pm Cayucos Vets Hall 9:00am-12:30pm Templeton City Park 3:00-6:00pm AT Sunken Gardens 6:00-9:00pm Downtown SLO 2:30-5:30pm Cambria Main St Vets Hall 9:00am-1:00pm Shell Bch Dinosaur Caves DOC BURNSTEIN’S READING LAB 5:00-8:00pm Pismo, Main St & Dolliver 4:00-8:00pm Avila Beach Promenade 9:00am-1:00pm Paso Downtown Park 3:30-4:15pm AG LIBRARY STORYTIME: 10:00 MB, LIBRARY STORYTIME: 10:30 AT, 10:10 SLO, 10:15 CAM,10:30 AT, 10:30 LIBRARY STORYTIME: 10:30 LO 12:00-2:30pm AG Village Gazebo 10:30 AG, 11:00 NI AG,10:30 LO, 11:00 CAY, 11:30 SMG 2:30-6:00pm Morro Bay 800 Main St LIBRARY STORYTIME: 11:00 AG See 1st US Patent issued (in 1790) Family Events & Local Resources on pages 18-21Central Coast Family • July 2012 • www.centralcoastfamily.com • Page 17
  • 18. Family Events ark yo ur ca lendar !JUN 14-SEP 15 (times vary): GUNSMOKIN’ entertainment, prizes, food, and a fireworks Mat The Great American Melodrama and display over the ocean at dusk. Contact: 927-Vaudeville, 1863 Pacific Blvd, Oceano. This 5010 or http://cambriachamber.org.western parody is set on the streets of auctionDodge City during a time of strong, fearless, WED JUL 4 11:00 am-3:00 pm: OLD FASHIONEDcourageous men, but it is not a story of 4th OF JULY CELEBRATION at Mitchell Park,those men. Come along and frolic on a 1445 Santa Rosa St, SLO. Enjoy free carnivalmusical adventure where things may not games, sweet treats, a Rotary fundraiserbe quite what they seem. Tickets: $18-$22, barbecue, and musical entertainment at thewith discounts for groups, seniors, students, bandstand. Contact: 781-7300 or slocity.org/active military, and children. The in-housesnack bar serves great food and drinks before parksandrecreation. Saturday, July 7ththe show and during intermissions. Contact:489-2499 or http://americanmelodrama.com. WED JUL 4 11:00 am-6:00 pm: COMMUNITY PICNIC at Niblick Road Baptist Church, 12:00 noon sharp! 1145 Niblick Rd, Paso Robles. CelebrateJUN 23-JUL 8 (times vary): GREASE at Unity Independence Day with water slides, bounceChurch, 1490 Southwood Dr, SLO. This iconic houses, live music, games, and activities Friday, July 6th 12 noon - 7:00 pmrock ‘n’ roll musical is named for the 1950s offered for kids of all ages. All food andworking-class youth subculture known as entertainment are free. Contact: 238-4614 or Saturday, July 7TH, 8:00-11:30 amthe greasers. High school teens navigate the http://NiblickRoadBaptist.com. Viewing of Auction Items & Early Registrationcomplexities of love, cars, and drive-ins andthe award winning score recreates the sounds WED JUL 4 11:00 am-10:00 pm: FOURTH OFof early rock and roll. Cost: $14-$20. Contact:543-PLAY or http://kelrikproductions.com. JULY BIKE PARADE & FIREWORKS in Morro Bay. All ages and abilities are welcome to Saturday, July 7thTHU JUN 28 5:30-7:00 pm: WALK TO END ride down the Embarcadero and end at Tidelands Park, where there will be free live BBQ lunch $8 / personALZHEIMER’S KICK OFF PARTY at Rabobank music, food, games, and fireworks when the Proceeds go to Recovery ProgramCommunity Rm, 1025 Las Tablas Rd, sun sets. Contact: www.morrobay4th.org orTempleton. Lead the way by signing up as a 800 396-6910.team captain or a fundraising walker. Meet Cash & Credit Cards (3% bank fee) Acceptedothers who share in the vision of a world WED JUL 4 12:30-3:00 pm: 4th OF JULY INwithout Alzheimer’s disease. Sign up before THE VILLAGE in downtown Arroyo Grande at No checks, pleaseJUN 28 or at the Kick Off and receive extra Heritage Square Park. Village Band performsraffle tickets. Raffles won every 10 minutes. at the bandstand. Enjoy period costumes andCost: free. Contact: 547-3830 or http://alz. barbecue. Contact: ArroyoGrandeVillage.org Contact Pastor Jeneneorg/cacentralcoast. or 473-2250.JUN 28-JUL 4 10:00 am-11:00 pm: CAMP FIRE WED JUL 4 1:00-4:00 pm: OCTAGON BARNUSA FIREWORKS SALE at 834 Grand Ave,Grover Beach. The funds raised will be usedto support programs and summer camps. OPEN HOUSE at 4595 S Higuera, SLO. Cost: $5 per person, $10 per family. Enjoy a tour of the historic barn and learn about the Land El Morro Church of the NazareneScript is also available in $10 denominations. Conservancy’s vision to open the site for 1480 Santa Ysabel Ave, Los Osos - 528-0391With each ticket purchase your name will community use. Contact: LCSLO.org or 544-be entered into a drawing for a Fireworks 9096.Assortment package valued at $130.00.Contact: 773-5126. WED JUL 4 at 1:00 pm: ANNUAL BARBECUE at Temple Beth El Of Santa Maria, 1501 E Alvin Theatre, 800 S College Dr, Santa Maria. A JUL 12-SEP 16: FROM RAGS TO RICHES atJUN 29-JUL 4 (times vary): CIRCUS VARGAS Ave, Santa Maria. Menu includes tri-tip, hot blonde sorority sister takes Harvard by storm The Great American Melodrama, 1863 PacificIN SAN LUIS OBISPO at Madonna Inn, 100 dogs, and veggie burgers. Bring your own in this musical based on a novel by Amanda Blvd, Oceano. Follow a heartwarmingMadonna Road, SLO. Circus Vargas presents place settings and salad and/or dessert to Brown as well as a popular movie. Most American classic as two orphans desperatelyfamed singing Ringmaster Kevin Venardos for share. Cost $8, $6 members, $3 children, appropriate for children 12 and over. Cost: search for their long lost mother. Will theya production of musical magnitude! Arrive 30 military free. Contact: 938-7728. $15-32.50. Contact: 922-8313 or http://pcpa.org. overcome the villain and survive the streetsminutes early for the interactive pre-show, of New York in their search for happiness?where your kids are the stars. Cost: $20-$65. WED JUL 4 2:00-9:30 pm: CELEBRATION ON SAT JUL 8 12:00-4:00 pm: 5th ANNUAL Showtimes: WED & THU at 7:00 pm, FRI &Contact: 877-468-3861 or http://circusvargas. THE PISMO PIER celebrates the nation’s GOLDENS IN THE PARK at Laguna Lake SAT at 8:00 pm, and SUN at 6:00 pm. Cost:com for tickets. independence with live music, food, military Park, 504 Madonna Road, San Luis Obispo. $18-22. Contact: 489-2499. bands, clowns, and a fireworks show. This This is both family fun and a fundraiserFRI JUN 29 6:30 pm: TEEN HENNA TATTOO event is free. Spectators sit on the sand for Woods Humane Society and Animal FRI JUL 13-SAT JUL 14: iRest WEEKEND at SukhaPROGRAM at the Los Osos Library, 2075 beside the Pismo Beach Pier or the new Shelter & Adoption Partners. The event will Wellness Center, 6615 Bay Laurel Pl, AvilaPalisades Ave. Learn the history and Promenade where it meets the pier. Contact: include best fetch, best trick, most balls in Beach. iRest is an evidence-based programapplication of this ancient form of temporary 773-7063 or pismobeach.com. mouth, King & Queen for the day & parade for healing PTSD, depression, insomnia,body art. For ages 12 and older. Limited of Goldens. There will be food & vendor pain, stress-related disorders, and chemicalspace, mandatory sign up at the Los Osos WED JUL 4 5:00-10:00 pm: SPECTACULAR booths, t-shirts, and watering pools. All dog dependency, and to re-establish a sense ofLibrary. Cost: free. Contact: 528-1862. FIREWORKS at Lompoc High School’s Huyck breeds invited. Cost: free. Contact: 489-9000 well being in daily life. FRI JUL 13 6:30-8:30 Stadium, 515 W College Ave, Lompoc. Live or www.slocountygoldenretrievers.com. pm: iRest Yoga Nidra class. Enjoy a guidedJUL 1-4 9:00 am-9:00 pm: AGHS Eagle music, face painting, carnival games, snacks, yoga meditation while lying comfortably on aRobotics FIREWORK STAND at Old JJ’s cotton candy, and cold drinks. Tickets: $6 SAT JUL 8 8:00 am-2:00 pm: ALL FORD yoga mat and blankets. Cost: $25. SAT JUL 14Market, 33 E Branch St, Arroyo Grande. AGHS adults, $4 children. Contact: 875-8100. FAMILY PICNIC & CAR SHOW at Atascadero 10:00 am-4:00 pm: Intro to iRest Yoga NidraBand Boosters pitch their fireworks stand on Lake Park. Trophies, raffles, prizes, live music, Workshop. Cost: $108. Contact: 801-8088 or19th and Hwy 1, Oceano. WED JUL 4 5:30-10:00 pm: COMMUNITY and BBQ. Cost: free. Contact: 227-6930. www.sukhawellnesscenter.com. FIREWORKS CELEBRATION at Santa MariaSUN JUL 1 at 6:30 pm: FREE MOVIE NIGHTS Fairpark, 937 S Thornburg St, Santa Maria. WED JUL 11 12:00 pm: RAPTORS WITH KARA WED JUL 14 5:30-8:30 pm: ICE CREAM@ THE LIBRARY featuring National Treasure Free concert by Hot Rods at 5:30 pm and HAGEDORN at Cayucos Public Library. A ZOOFARI at Charles Paddock Zoo, 9305in Shepard Hall, Santa Maria Public Library, fireworks at 9:00 pm. Contact: 925-8824 or raptor rehabilitator focuses on the beauty, Pismo Ave, Atascadero. Enjoy all you can eat421 S McClelland St, Santa Maria. Contact: santamariafairpark.com. behavior and value of raptors with Sunshine, ice cream, music, and entertainment. Cost:925-0994 x117. a Red-Tailed Hawk. For ages 4 and up. Cost: $10 adults, $6 kids (3-11), free for kids under 2. WED JUL 4 11:00 am-6:00 pm: PASO ROBLES: free. Contact: 781-5775. Contact: 461-5080.TUE JUL 3 5:00-7:00 pm: BENEFIT BBQ FOR A JULY FOURTH COMMUNITY PICNIC atTHE TEMPLETON ADULT DAY CENTER at Niblick Road Baptist Church, 1145 Niblick JUL 11-15 (events throughout the day): SAT JUL 14 10:00 am-5:00 pm: FOURTHAtascadero Lake Park, 9305 Pismo Ave. Kick- Road, Paso Robles. Celebrate Independence SANTA BARBARA COUNTY FAIR at Santa ANNUAL CENTRAL COAST LAVENDERoff Independence Day with great music and Day with water slides, bounce houses, live Maria Fairpark, 937 South Thornburg. Enjoy FESTIVAL in the Downtown Paso Robles Cityfood. Cost: $12 adults, $6 kids (11 & under), music, games, and activities offered for kids carnival rides, live entertainment, delicious Park. Growers share their techniques for$10 seniors. Contact: 549-7603. of all ages. Cost: free. Contact: 238-4614 or food, and exhibits. Contact: 925-8824 or cultivating, drying, and using lavender. See http://NiblickRoadBaptist.com. http://santamariafairpark.com. dozens of varieties, while enjoying lavenderWED JUL 4 5:00 am-10:00 pm: PUBLIC treats and aromas from the distillation ofSAND SCULPTURE CONTEST, PARADE & JUL 5-8 (times vary): LIVE-LOVE-BE: GAY JUL 11-22 (times vary): FESTIVAL MOZAIC: essential oils. There are more than 100FIREWORKS in Downtown Cayucos, near the PRIDE in San Luis Obispo. Gay Pride week of IN THE FOOTSTEPS OF GIANTS at various booths featuring arts, crafts, lavender, food,pier. 5:00 am - sand sculpture contest; 10:00 events include an art reception, drag show, locations in SLO County. This offers the and music. Cost: free. Contact: 805-238-4103am - parade, dusk - fireworks. Contact: 995- and beach bash, all culminating with Pride chance to get up close and personal with or www.centralcoastlavenderfestival.com.1200 or http://cayucoschamber.com. in the Plaza. Cost: free. Contact 541-4252 or talented chamber musicians through http://slopride.com. interactive brunch, dinner, and discussion JUL 17-19 (times vary): PUPPET SHOW atWED JUL 4 10:00 am-10:00 pm: PICNIC IN events. Large-scale concerts will take place Morro Bay Library, 625 Harbor St. Singer/THE PARK CELEBRATION at Shamel Park, JUL 6-22 (times vary): LEGALLY BLONDE: THE at various venues. Cost: $32-$125. Contact: songwriter Tom Knight mixes music and5455 Windsor Blvd, Cambria. Enjoy free MUSICAL at Allan Hancock College’s Marian 781-3009 or http://festivalmozaic.com. science into his show. For kids 3-8. Cost: free. Contact: 781-5775. Central Coast Family • July 2012 • www.centralcoastfamily.com • Page 18
  • 19. Family Events Art & Cork SAT AUG 4 11:00 am-4:00 pm: CHILDREN’S CRAFT FAIRE at Los Osos Library, 2075 Palisades Ave. Children ages 13 and younger can pick up applications at the library. These July 4th Public Fireworks at dusk (about 9:00 pm): are due July 21. Children will be making and A new way to bring friends together over a glass of wine selling their own crafts! Cost: free. Contact: • Pismo Beach: Pier - FREE and a blank canvas. 528-1862. • Morro Bay: Tidelands Park - FREE Create a unique collection of your own paintings! List Your Event! • Cayucos: Pier - FREE Email your press release to: • Cambria: Shamel Park - FREE Your own canvas, paint, apron, glass and a light snack will be waiting for you. ccfamilyed@gmail.com • Santa Maria: Fairgrounds - FREE by the 15th of prior month • Paso Robles: Cellar 360 We offer semi-private and private parties at a discounted Adults $25, age 3-17 $20, <3 free rate and choice of day and time. July Kids Camps Questions about fire safety? Call CAL FIRE/SLO: 543-4244 JUL 2-6 9:00 am-4:00 pm: VACATION BIBLE 6:30-8:30 pm $35.00 SCHOOL DAY CAMP at Camp Arroyo Grande, Learn the different uses of colors in 250 Wesley St. Children going into 1st through the animal world. For 4th-5th graders. Van Gogh’s Fishing Boats FRI July 13th 6th grades will learn and grow with our Cost: $150. Contact: 470-3172 or www. ReNew program, based on the scripture of charlespaddockzoo.org. The Wave WED July 18th the Sower and the Seeds. Kids will learn about ecology through scripture and activities, JUL 16-20 9:00 am-2:00pm: DRAMA CAMP Van Gogh’s Sunflowers FRI July 27th play games, sing songs, and go swimming! at Sukha Wellness Center, 6615 Bay Laurel Register online. Cost: $125. Contact: 489- Pl, Avila Beach. Students ages 7-15 will Wine and Friends WED August 1st 4139 or www.camparroyogrande.org. learn fun and engaging acting techniques. Cost: $165. Contact: 801-8088 or http:// Springtime in Paris WED August 8th JUL 2-6 9:00 am-3:00 pm: MIGHTY sukhawellnesscenter.com. METAMORPHOSIS SUMMER CAMP at Charles Paddock Zoo, 9305 Pismo Ave, JUL 22-28: JUNIOR/SENIOR HIGH CHURCH Atascadero. Explore the fascinating life CAMP at Camp Arroyo Grande, 250 Wesley cycles of animals around the world. For 4th- Street. For youth entering grade 6 to 2012 5th graders. Cost: $150. Contact: 470-3174 or Grads. When we turn to Jesus and God with 4211 Broad St. SLO CA 93401 Sponsored by: www.charlespaddockzoo.org. our fears, what does that do to our lives? 544.4243 or slomonart.com QUPÉ & VERDAD WINES JUL 9-13 9:00 am-3:00 pm: COLORFUL Explore with activity, discussion, songs, and food. Cost: $350. Contact: 489-4139 or www. CRITTERS SUMMER CAMP at Charles camparroyogrande.org. Paddock Zoo, 9305 Pismo Ave, Atascadero. Learn why an animal’s colors matter. For 1st- JUL 23-27 9:00 am-3:00 pm: BEACH CAMPSAT JUL 21 8:00 am-5:00 pm: 21st ANNUAL comedy shows, dancing, music, magic tricks, 3rd graders. Cost: $150. Contact: 470-3174 or at Avila Beach. Make art projects, learnANTIQUE TRUCK SHOW at Trinity Hall, 6565 juggling and even a comedy parrot show. www.charlespaddockzoo.org. oceanography lessons from each other andEdna Valley Road, SLO. Presented by the The joust is the real deal, a full contact sport. the tide pools, and play in the sand and saltCentral Coast Chapter of American Truck Children will enjoy pony rides, face painting, JUL 9-13 9:00 am-3:00 pm: NATURE water. For ages 6-12. Cost: $250. Contact:Historical Society. Fun for all ages. Cost: free. games, wooden toys and a petting zoo. Over ADVENTURES SUMMER CAMP at City Hall of 550-4222 or www.outsidenow.org.Contact: 481-3318 or www.central-coast-aths. 50 vendors will offer everything that looks like Pismo Beach, 760 Mattie Rd. Participants willorg. it could have existed around the year 1585. increase their knowledge of local ecology and JUL 23-AUG 3 9:00 am-2:00pm: HAPPY HIPPO Guests are welcome to come in costume, but ethnobotany plus gain skill in bird language, THEATER CAMP at Sukha Wellness Center,SAT JUL 21 10:00 am-5:00 pm: COASTAL it is not required. Cost: $17 adults, $10 seniors animal tracking, and wilderness survival. For 6615 Bay Laurel Pl, Avila Beach. StudentsDISCOVERY FAIR at the Coastal Discovery and ages 6-15. Parking is $2 at Cuesta College. ages 6-9. Cost: $300. Contact: 773-7063 or ages 4-6 will learn fun and engaging actingCenter at W.R. Hearst State Beach (off Hwy. Contact: www.CCRenFaire.com. www.outsidenow.org. techniques. Cost: $165. Contact: 801-8088 or1), San Simeon. See live animals, make an http://sukhawellnesscenter.com.underwater robot, take a picture with Sammy JUL 27-28 (times vary): ARROYO GRANDE JUL 9-13 9:00 am-3:00 pm: MEDITERRANEANthe Steelhead, enjoy games, make crafts, CRUISE NIGHT AND CAR SHO, between ADVENTURE CAMP at SLO Botanical Garden, JUL 30-AUG 3: WILDERNESS EXPLORERSlearn how to help our local marine mammals, Halcyon and Courtland on Grand Ave, Arroyo 9305 2998 Dairy Creek Rd. This camp focuses CAMP at Santa Rosa Park in SLO. Discoverand enjoy tacos. Cost: free. Contact: 927- Grande. FRI: cruise from 6:30-8:30 pm, SAT: on the five Mediterranean climate zones of some of the many diverse ecosystems in SLO6575. show from 9am-4pm. Hundreds of hot rods, the world with hikes, gardening, art, dance, County. For ages 8-12. Cost: $300. Contact: muscle cars, trucks, motorcycles and vintage cooking classes, live animals, and other 541-9900 or www.outsidenow.org.SAT JUL 21 8:30 am: STRIDE WITH THE TIDE trailers fill the Village while other activities hands-on activities. For 2nd-6th graders.at Pismo Beach Pier. A 5k race on the sand take place around the gazebo. Pre-1985 cars Cost: $150. Contact: 541-1400 ×304 or http:// JUL 30-AUG 3 9:00 am-3:00 pm: JR.with all ages welcome. There will be medals only. This is a fundraiser for local senior and slobg.org. ZOOKEEPER SUMMER CAMP at Charlesfor the top three finishers in 10 age divisions. kids organizations. Cost: Free. Contact: 489- Paddock Zoo, 9305 Pismo Ave, Atascadero.Cost: $10-$20. Contact: 773-7063. 9195 or www.arroyovalleycarclub.org. JUL 9-AUG 10 (2 sessions) 9:00 am-3:00 pm: Experience firsthand what zookeepers DANCE CAMP at Everybody Can Dance, 800 actually do. For 4th-5th graders. Cost:SAT JUL 21 9:00 am-12:00 pm: KIDS FREE JUL 27-AUG 19 (times vary): LEGALLY S. Broadway, Santa Maria. For ages 7 to 14. $150. Contact: 470-3172 or www.FISHING CLINIC at 6800 Lopez Dr, Arroyo BLONDE: THE MUSICAL at the Solvang Instruction in jazz, ballet, modern, pointe, charlespaddockzoo.org.Grande. Bring kids (under 16) to the clinic at Festival Theater, 420 2nd St, Solvang. A and other fun styles. Cost: $125 per week.the Nature Center near the Marina. Come blonde sorority sister takes Harvard by storm Contact: 937-6753 or everybodycandance.before 11:00 am to allow time to fish. Kids will in this musical based on the novel by Amanda webs.com.be given lessons with experienced fishermen Brown as well as the popular movie. Moston fishing ethics and conservation, knot tying, appropriate for children 12 and over. Cost: JUL 15-18: ELEMENTARY OVERNIGHT Recurring Events CHURCH CAMP at Camp Arroyo Grande,fish types and ecology, and how to cast yourline. All equipment provided and everyone $20.50-39.75. Contact: 922-8313 or http://pcpa.org. 250 Wesley Street. Through games, songs, & Resourceswill fish. Rain cancels. Contact: 788-2381. and skits, kids will learn the story of Noah or SAT JUL 28 11:00 am-3:00 pm: 12TH ANNUAL about United Methodists all over the world.SAT JUL 21: Application deadline for the GREAT KITCHENS OF CAMBRIA (locations Register online. Cost: $350 for grades 4-6,CHILDREN’S CRAFT FAIRE at Los Osos Library, vary). A self-guided tour with 8 unique $200 grades 1-3. Contact: 489-4139 or www. Every FRI 5:30-7:30 pm: Concerts In The2075 Palisades Ave, Los Osos. Children ages and wonderful kitchens. There will be hors camparroyogrande.org. Plaza in Mission Plaza, 751 Palm St, SLO.13 and younger are invited to sell their crafts d’oeuvres, drinks, raffle prizes and more. The Free concerts feature local music, includingin the AUG 4 faire. Stop by the library for a event benefits the Friends of the Fiscalini JUL 16-20 9:00 am-12:00: NASA SPACE CAMP Burning James and the Funky Flames on JUNfree application. Contact: 528-1862. Ranch Preserve. Cost: $30. Contact: 927- at Pismo Beach Veteran’s Hall, 680 Bello St. 29, Zongo All Stars on JUL 6, Cuesta Ridge 2856 or ffrpcambria.org. Learn about the planets, the moons, the sun on JUL 13, Andrew Bees on JUL 20, and theJUL 21-22 10:00 am-6:00pm (5:00 pm on & other stars, rocketry, and life in space. Connection on JUL 27. Contact: 541-0286 orSUN): 28th ANNUAL RENAISSANCE FESTIVAL FRI AUG 3-SAT AUG 4 (times vary): PEOPLE Ages 5-10. Cost: $135. Contact: 773-7063 or http://downtownslo.com.in SLO’s El Chorro Regional Park. The village HELPING PEOPLE RUMMAGE SALE www.madscience.org.comes to life as reenactment groups set up FUNDRAISER at South Bay Community 1st & 3rd THU of every month 6:00-7:00 pm:camp and give history demonstrations. There Center, 2180 Palisades Avenue, Los Osos. JUL 16-20 9:00 am-3:00 pm: ANIMAL Free Class On How To Read Music at The Pianoare a wide variety of stage acts including Cost: free. Contact: 528-2626. WARDROBES SUMMER CAMP at Charles Outlet, 485 North Frontage Rd, Nipomo. This Paddock Zoo, 9305 Pismo Ave, Atascadero. class introduces the basic building blocks of Central Coast Family • July 2012 • www.centralcoastfamily.com • Page 19
  • 20. Local Resourcesmusic notation and how to identify, read, and 4th WED of every month at 10:00 am: For Wildlife in Distressplay music with emphasis on recognition of Wednesdays at the Movies at Morro Baypitch and duration, or rhythm. No need to call Library, 625 Harbor St. Watch a free flick and Call Our Hotline:or register. Just show up; it’s free! Contact: discuss it with friends! Contact: 772-6394 or541-350-1703 or lucaspianoacademy.com. http://morrobayfriendsoflibrary.org.Every TUE JUL 10-31 6:30-7:00 pm: Storyfestfor Families at Atascadero Library Martin Polin Every SAT 11:00 am-4:00 pm: ADOPT-A-PET events at Petco in Madonna Plaza Shopping 805 543-WILD [9453]Community Rm, 6850 Morro Rd. Sit back and Center, 271 Madonna Rd, SLO. Cats andrelax and listen to a variety of old and new kittens are spayed or neutered, tested andstories. Parents, grandparents, aunts, and vaccinated. A free vet exam is included. Cost:uncles are invited to bring youngsters to a Adoption fees are $60 for one or $80 for two.free fun-filled evening. Each session features Contact: 549-9228 or http://felinenetwork.a special guest appearance. All are welcome org.to come in pajamas and bring a cuddly toy or“blankee.” Cost: free. Contact: 461-6163. Los Osos Pet Lost & Found Headquarters connects people with their LOST pets andEvery TUE & THU 9:30 am or 6:30 pm: Moms allows those who have FOUND a pet toGroup Drop-in classes at 5 Cities Swim School, locate the owner. If you are unable to secure425 Traffic Way, Arroyo Grande. $7 members, a found pet in your home, call 528-5611. ages 1 to 12. It serves low-income children Action Partnership Senior Health Screening$9 Non-members. This fun year-round class Sponsored by Squeaks, Chirps & Bubbles Pet throughout the county who are uninsured or at First United Methodist Church, 275 N.for parents and babies 3 mos to 2 yrs includes & Feed Store, 1030 Los Osos Valley Rd, Los covered by public insurance programs such Halcyon Rd, Arroyo Grande. Free andswimming skills, bonding, and songs. Contact: Osos. If you found or lost a pet in Los Osos, as Medi-Cal. Contact: www.clinicadetolosa. low-cost services for people 50 and older481-6399 or www.5citiesswimschool.com. call 528-5611 or 801-6640. org, or 238-5334. including blood pressure, pulse, weight, total cholesterol, screening for anemia, diabetes1st MON every month 12:15-12:45 pm: Sukha Tree of Life at 7730 Morro Rd, Suite 106, Every FRI 1:00-2:00 pm: Mommy and Me and fecal blood, nutritional counseling, andWellness Center welcomes Heidi Harmon Atascadero, is a non-profit organization Little Swimmers in a warm water therapy referrals. Contact: 481-2692 or 788-0827.for a singing and dancing good time at 6615 helping women and families facing an pool at 1443 Cazadero St, SLO. Jack’s HelpingBay Laurel Place, Avila Beach. Helps kids unplanned pregnancy with free pregnancy Hand offers a parent & child class designed 1st WED every month at 12:00 pm: Disabledwith active participation and camaraderie, tests, free ultrasounds, baby clothes and to engage children ages 2 to 8 with special American Veterans luncheon meeting atdeveloping creativity, reducing performance supplies, as well as medical referrals and needs in fun water activities that encourage Veterans Memorial Bldg, 313 W. Tunnell St,anxiety and building memorization skills. other practical assistance. All services are physical and social development. Cost: $20 Santa Maria. Contact: 345-0402.Cost: $5. Contact: 801-8088. free and completely confidential. Contact: for 4 classes and scholarships are available. 461-3405 or www.treeoflifepsc.com. Join anytime! Taught by Kay Heaton, B.S.M.S, Every WED 5:30-7:00 pm: Widowed SupportEvery MON 6:30 pm: Prenatal Yoga With Mary Kinesio-Therapist. Contact: 547-1914. Group at New Life Church, 990 James Way,Sage Sennewald at Sukha Wellness Center, Every WED at 4:30 pm: Read to Skipper the Rm 14, Pismo Beach. Arrive 10 min early forat 6615 Bay Laurel Place, Avila Beach. Learn Dog at Los Osos Library, 2075 Palisades Ave. Volunteer as a Good Neighbor! Make a 1st meeting. Offered by Hospice of SLO Co.essential exercises and techniques to use Skipper is a good listener. Contact: 528-1862 difference in the life of an older adult or Contact: 544-2266 or www.hospiceslo.org.throughout pregnancy, labor, and delivery. or http://slolibrary.org. an adult with a disability. Once trained,Meet other pregnant women and learn about volunteers choose services to contribute 1st THU every month at 6:15 pm: Commissionlocal resources. Cost: $8. Contact: 801-8088. Every WED-FRI 12:00-5:00 pm & SAT 10:00 and schedule volunteer hours at their on the Status of Women meets at Coast am-5:00 pm: Free Electronic Waste Drop Off convenience. Training is scheduled monthly National Bank, 500 Marsh St, San Luis Obispo.Every TUE 6:00-7:30 pm: Women’s Depression at Exploration Station, 867 Ramona Ave, at Wilshire Community Services, 285 South The Commission is an official advisory groupGroup with Michelle Ogle, LMFT at 411 Traffic Grover Beach. Drop off any item with a cord, St, Ste J, SLO. Contact: 547-7025 x 17. to the SLO County Board of Supervisors toWay #A, Arroyo Grande. Explore your including all electronics and small appliances. identify issues of concern to women that arepersonal journey among like-minded women. Not accepted: large household appliances, Volunteer at San Luis Obispo Museum of Art! not currently the focus of other advocacy orShare adversity and strengths. Learn to batteries, and light bulbs. Tax receipts Stop by at 1010 Broad St (west end of Mission advisory organizations. Contact: 788-3406.Set boundaries and Goals. Evolve through and free pick-up for large TVs and loads of Plaza) or email volunteer@sloma.org.others’ experiences. Be happy without electronic waste. Contact: 473-1421 or www. Every TUE at 7:00 pm: Al-Anon Familycompromising who you are. Ongoing groups. explorationstation.org. 2nd MON every month 6:30-8:00 pm: Support Group at Luis OASIS Senior Center,Call for brief screening and info. Contact: Caregiver Support Group at Cayucos 420 Soares Ave, Orcutt. Contact: 937-9750.260-5710. Every WED 10:00 am-6:30 pm: North County Community Church, Ocean Ave & S 3rd St. Humane Society offers microchip clinics at Free support group for caregivers and family 2nd SUN every month 1:00-3:00 pm: FreeEvery TUE at 6:30 pm: Central Coast Weight 2300 Ramona Rd, Atascadero. Get your cat members dealing with long-term illness, Reiki energy balancing and relaxation atLoss Challenge Lessons and Classes at microchipped, so you’ll never have to worry memory loss, dementia, and Alzheimer’s. Sukha Wellness Center, 6615 Bay Laurel Place,Crossroads Wellness, 1542 W Branch St, about them getting lost. It’s the best $15 you Contact: 458-7484. Avila Beach. 30 min sessions, no disrobing, 5Arroyo Grande. This 12-week program will ever spend! Contact: www.slonchs.org. certified practitioners. Contact: 235-6283.advises proper nutrition and food choices 1st SAT every month 9:00 am-12:00 pm: Elfinwhile encouraging exercise. Each person will 2nd TUE every month 7:00-9:00 pm: SLO Forest Work Parties. Dress for wind, fog, or 3rd WED every month at 7:00 pm: Howreceive personalized one-on-one coaching. NightWriters offers educational speakers at sun (layers work well) in long pants, long- to Survive Divorce seminar at the SanParticipation costs $39 for all 12 weeks. $10 of the PG&E Education Center, 6588 Ontario sleeved shirts, and sturdy shoes. Meet at the Luis Obispo Women’s Community Center,each entry will be donated to a local children’s Rd. SLO NightWriters is the premier writing north end of 15th St in Los Osos. Contact: 1124 Nipomo St, #D in SLO. Practical tips,charity, and the rest of the proceeds will be organization on the Central Coast. All are 528-0392 or www.elfin-forest.org. pointers, and suggestions for handling familyawarded to the “biggest loser.” Contact: welcome. Contact: www.slonightwriters. law issues. $10.00 donation requested for489-4466 or mike@crossroadsag.com. org. 2nd SAT every month: Family programs at handout materials and book. Contact: 544- San Luis Obispo Botanical Garden. Contact: 9313 to register.Every other THU 3:30-4:30 pm: Paws to Read 2nd WED every month 9:30-10:30 am: Free 541-1400 or www.slobg.org.Program—Reading to Rover at Atascadero Classic Story Hour at SLO Classical Academy, 4th TUE every month at 5:30 pm: Legal ClinicLibrary, 6850 Morro Rd. Join Captain, a 6 165 Grand Ave, San Luis Obispo. Free and Every MON 10:00 am-2:00 pm: Remain for Self-Represented Litigants at the Sanyear-old tan and white rough-coated Jack open to the public. Story time for pre- Independent Despite Vision Loss at Santa Luis Obispo County Courthouse Law Library,Russell Terrier and his human friend Anne school aged children on the campus of SLO Maria Terrace, 1405 E. Main St. New ways 1050 Monterey St in SLO, #125. SLO CountyHarris, for a relaxed hour of stories. Captain, Classical Academy in SLO. Come hear a story, of doing daily tasks are taught by the Braille Bar Assn Family Law Section & Women’sa certified therapy dog, loves it when children participate in a craft and make some new Institute, such as managing the home, Community Center provide one-on-oneread to him! For dates, call 461-6161. friends! Contact: 548-8700. traveling, and use of talking library books. legal advice for persons filing divorces w/o Contact: 462-1225. an attorney, and a document preparer toEvery THU 6:30-9:30 pm: Mic-Check Jam Every FRI 10:00-11:30 am: Postpartum assist in completing court-required forms.Music Session at Shell Café, 1351 Price St, Education for Parents (PEP) at One 2nd & 4th MON every month at 6:30 pm: Min. $40.00 donation. Limit: 12 participants.Pismo Beach. Contact: 773-8300 or http:// Consignment, 240 E HWY 246, #105, Buellton. MOPS (Mothers of Preschoolers) meet at Contact: 544-9313.shellcafepismo.com. Contact: 564-3888 or www.sbpep.org. Pacific Christian Church, 3435 Santa Maria Way, Santa Maria. Childcare provided. Sexual Assault Recovery and Prevention AIKIDO FOR KIDS - Get Fit at Aikido of SLO, 209 Contact: 934-3491 or www.pacificchristian. (SARP) Center of San Luis Obispo County Bonetti, SLO. Ongoing classes are for ages net. offers: Weekly Drop-In Support Group for 4-11 (kids are divided into two age groups). Sexual Assault Survivors; 24 Hour Crisis Newly Ordained Minister Children learn how to be safe without Teen Wellness Program: TUE 3:00-6:00 pm Line; Advocacy and Accompaniment; Peer will marry you for FREE hurting others. The learning environment is & FRI 3:00-5:30 pm at Arroyo Grande EOC Counseling; Individual Clinical Counseling; fun and skilled teachers are friendly. Classes Health Services Clinic, 1152 E Grand Ave. Prevention & Education Programs; and during 2012 include safety techniques, games, tumbling, Health services, including reproductive Women’s Empowerment and Self Defense (in the 5 Cities area only) and cooperative interaction skills. Contact: health services, in a safe environment with Workshops. Contact: 545-8888 or www. http://aikidoslo.com or 544-8866. staff trained to screen, assess, and provide sarpcenter.org. Outside 5 Cities: gas money intervention. Appointment preferred. La Clinica de Tolosa is a nonprofit children’s Contact: 489-4026. 1st THU every month at 6:15 pm: Commission Call Raven 723-4077 dental clinic in Paso Robles providing a full on the Status of Women meets at Coast range of quality pediatric dental care for 1st WED every month at 9:00 am: Community National Bank, 500 Marsh St, San Luis Obispo. Central Coast Family • July 2012 • www.centralcoastfamily.com • Page 20
  • 21. Arroyo Grande Seventh-Day Adventist Church The Village Salon PETS OF THE MONTH Available for Immediate Adoption! Seeking... Sharing... Serving Worship Service Times Saturday: 9:30 & 10:45 am 240 Vernon St, Arroyo Grande Red Nails and Red Hair Snowball & Bob COWBOY (805) 489-6622 1 year old Male Black Short Hair w/ Gold Eyes & White Short Hair Microchipped, Vaccinated, Neutered 3 year old Male Cardigan Welsh Corgi Mix Neutered, Vaccinated, http://agadventist.org are July colors & Litter Box Trained Microchipped, Leash & House Trained Both quiet, independent, friendly Confident & affectionate Best friends - must stay together! Good with kids & big dogs - not cats (805) 543-9316 875 Oklahoma Ave San Luis Obispo Give the girls, Toni, Toni, and Amy a call:The Commission is an official advisory groupto the SLO County Board of Supervisors to Dogs are available through Short n’ Sweet Dog Rescue. Contact: 466-5403. (805) 489-5100identify issues of concern to women that arenot currently the focus of other advocacy oradvisory organizations. Contact: 788-3406. Find the Adventures With Nature & Mind Walk schedule from Morro Bay Museum 115 East Branch Street in Arroyo Grande of Natural History at: www.ccnha.org/Every MON 4:00-5:00 pm: Jack’s Yoga for naturewalks.html.Teens in San Luis Obispo Veterans Building,801 Grand Ave, San Luis Obispo. Classes are Every FRI at 7:00 pm: Senior Ballroom Dancingfree with Jack’s Helping Hand Scholarships, at Madonna Inn. If you are a senior (single orall abilities and special needs welcome, ages attached) and like ballroom dancing, this is10-18. Classes are taught by certified yoga the place! Look left of the bandstand for ainstructor Shoosh Crotzer. Contact: 547-1914 table sign “Senior Dancers.” Dance, chat andor www.jackshelpinghand.org. listen to good music. No fees; no dues; just fun! Contact: 489-5481 or dg17@juno.com.Every MON 2:00-4:00 pm & WED 3:00-5:00pm: Jacks’ Adaptive Toy Lending Library Literacy Council for San Luis Obispo County- Jack’s Helping Hand at Central Coast has an ongoing and urgent need forGymnastics, 21 Zaca Lane, #100 in San Luis volunteer tutors and offers free training inObispo. Traditional and adaptive toys for SLO. Contact: 541-4219 or www.sloliteracy.children with all types of disabilities to check org.out. In-home appointments also available.Cost-Free! Contact: 547-1914 or www. Become a volunteer tutor for adults learningjackshelpinghand.org. to read, write, or speak English with Central Coast Literacy Council. No teachingEvery TUE 2:00-5:00 pm & FRI 4:00-7:00 pm: experience or ability to speak a 2nd languageJacks’ Adaptive Toy Lending Library - Jack’s required. Tutor training at Santa MariaHelping Hand at Pat’s Place in Nipomo Library on SAT FEB 25 & SAT MAR 3. Contact:Recreation Community Rm, 671 W Tefft St, 925-0951 x 837, cclcread@mypowerpipe.comSte 2, Nipomo. Traditional and adaptive or stop by the office at Santa Maria Library.toys for children with all types of disabilitiesto check out. In-home appointments also Central Coast Commission for Senior Citizensavailable. Cost-Free! Contact: 547-1914 or offers many free services: Senior Connectionwww.jackshelpinghand.org. - connecting callers with local resources; HICAP (Health Insurance Counseling andEvery THU 11:00 am-2:00 pm & SUN 1:00- Advocacy Program) one on one assistance4:00 pm: Katie’s Korner Adaptive Toy for Medicare beneficiaries, advise andLending Library (Jack’s Helping Hand) is at referrals for long term care options, and helpPaso Robles Children’s Museum, 623 13th with billing / appeals; Vial of Life magnetizedSt, Paso Robles. Traditional and adaptive containers with medical information; a Seniortoys for children with all types of disabilities Resource Directory for SLO or SB counties,free to check out. In-home appointments and much more. Contact: 925-9554 or www.also available. Contact: 547-1914 or www. centralcoastseniors.org.jackshelpinghand.org. San Luis Obispo Senior Center offers healthDivorce Support Group meets weekly at screening, legal services, meals, exercise,1540 Marsh St. Suite 260 in SLO. Licensed bridge, bingo, and more at 1445 Santa RosaPsychotherapist Ben Elfant-Rea leads St. Contact: 781-7306.the group. Contact: 903-2604 or www.searchforself.com. San Luis Obispo ALPHA (Alpha Pregnancy Counseling & Support) is a nonprofit,1st MON every month at 6:00 pm: Free Infant- nonpolitical, non-sectarian organizationChild CPR Class at 5 Cities Swim School, 425 providing free pregnancy support, newbornTraffic Way, Arroyo Grande. Contact: 481- assistance & education in SLO, Arroyo Grande,6399 or www.5citiesswimschool.com. and Atascadero. Pregnancy Testing; Options Counseling; Follow-Up Counseling; Support1st THU every month 9:30-10:30 pm: Bike & Referrals re: Post-Partum Depression;Happening at Mission San Luis Obispo de Medical Care & Insurance; Agency Referrals;Tolosa! After Farmers Market, enjoy pedaling Rental Deposit Assistance; Maternity &with hundreds of bikers, or just watch. Baby Clothes; Infant Supplies & Equipment;Different costume-decoration themes every Workshops; Support Groups; and a Speaker’smonth. Have fun and obey all traffic laws! Bureau. Contact: 541.3367 or www.sloalpha.Contact: http:/bikehappening.org. org.Last TUE every month at 7:00 pm: Birth Central Coast Astronomical Society plans& Baby Resource Network sponsors free a Dark Sky Star Party every month at Santaeducation events at EcoBambino, 863 Margarita Lake KOA Campground at sunset.Monterey St, SLO. 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  • 22. SafetySexual Abuse AwarenessWhat is child sexual abuse? A person & Kracke, 2009). Perpetratorssexually abuses a child when he or may use force or, more commonly,she exposes the child to sexual acts manipulation (e.g., threatening toor behavior. Child sexual abuse harm a child’s family or pets, tellingcan involve (Finkelhor, Hammer, & the child that no one will believe himSedlak, 2008): or her) to abuse a child and keep him_ Sex acts that involve penetration. or her from telling others._ Touching the child’s breasts or genitals. Child sexual abuse is a crime and an_ Making a child touch the abuse of trust, power, and authority perpetrator’s breasts or genitals. that may contribute to serious short-_ Voyeurism (when a perpetrator and long-term problems for the child. percent of people who sexually reacted to the abuse. Victims looks at a child’s naked body). abused a child were male (Snyder, may also have a fear that there is_ Exhibitionism (when a perpetrator Who are the victims of child sexual 2000). Age: Most perpetrators are something wrong with them or that shows a child his or her naked abuse? Gender: Both boys and girls adults. Law enforcement reports they somehow caused the abuse. A body). are vulnerable to child sexual abuse. showed, 76.8 percent of those who child may show any or none of the Research has shown that girls are perpetrated sexual assaults were following warning signs if he or she isOther forms of child sexual abuse abused three times more often than adults; 23.2 percent were juvenile being abused (Jensen, 2005):may include the following: boys, whereas boys are more likely people who sexually abuse children _ Bodily signs (e.g., bed-wetting,_ Showing a child pornography or to die or be seriously injured by their with 19.5 percent of perpetrators stomachaches, headaches, sore using a child in the production of abuse (Sedlak & Broadhurst, 1996). between the age of 12-17 (Snyder, genitals). pornography (Putnam, 2003). Age: Children of all ages, from birth 2000). Relationship to the child: _ Emotional signs (e.g., fear, sadness,_ Child sexual exploitation, such as to age 17, may be sexually abused. Children are most often sexually mood changes, acting out, refusing trafficking or child prostitution. In a recent survey, adolescents ages abused by people with whom they to be alone with certain people)._ Internet-based child sexual abuse, 14 to 17 were by far the most likely are acquainted. Family members _ Sexual signs (e.g., inappropriate such as creating, depicting, and/ to be sexually victimized; nearly one were the perpetrators of 34 percent sexual behavior with objects or or distributing sexual images in six adolescents (16.3 percent) of law enforcement reports against other children). of children online; or stalking, was sexually victimized in the past juveniles (Snyder, 2000). _ Verbal signs (e.g., voicing grooming, and/or engaging in year, and more than one in four knowledge about sexuality that sexually explicit behaviors with (27.3 percent) had been sexually How common is child sexual abuse? is not age- or developmentally children online. victimized during their lifetimes _ In a year, about one in 12 children appropriate). (Finkelhor et al., 2009). are sexually abused (Finkelhor,Children who have been sexually Ormrod, Turner, & Hamby, 2005). These indicators may be cause forabused may also experience verbal, Who are the perpetrators of child _ 6.1 percent of all children surveyed attention and concern on the partemotional, or physical abuse sexual abuse? Gender: Based had been sexually victimized in of parents, caregivers, teachers,(Finkelhor, Turner, Ormrod, Hamby, on law enforcement reports, 96 the past year and nearly one in 10 and others involved in children’s (9.8 percent) over their lifetimes lives. What are risk factors for the (Finkelhor et al., 2009). perpetration of child sexual abuse? _ About one in three girls and one in Over the past 20 years, researchers seven boys will be sexually abused have identified six categories of before the age of 17 (Briere & risk factors for child sexual abuse, Listen Elliott, 2003). What are the warning signs that a including (Whitaker et al., 2008): 1. Family risk factors (history of abuse, poor family functioning including child may be sexually abused? more harsh discipline, and poor Speak Up! _ Evidence shows that child sexual abuse is not always obvious and many children do not report that family attachment/bonding). 2. Externalizing behaviors (aggression/violence, anger/ Keep a Child Safe they have been abused (Finkelhor hostility, substance abuse, non- et al., 2008). violent criminality, paranoia/ mistrust). Many children feel embarrassed or 3. Internalizing behaviors (history of guilty. Some fear the consequences mental illness, anxiety and low self- of disclosure and the ramifications esteem). it will have on their families and 4. Social deficits (low social skills, the people who sexually abuse loneliness, difficulties with intimate children. Children often love and relationships). trust the people who sexually abuse 5. Sexual problems (deviant sexual them, creating further barriers and interest). complications in coming forward. 6. Cognitions/attitudes tolerant of They may feel confused because adult child sex and minimizing the of the ways their bodies may have perpetrator’s culpability. Central Coast Family • July 2012 • www.centralcoastfamily.com • Page 22
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