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Santa Maria Sun / Calendar Events

January 21 - January 28

Dance Lessons

MONDAY NIGHT LINE DANCING!
January 21 (7:15 p.m.)

teaches how to gain confidence with many of the basic steps by learning the process of linking the steps together to form the dance.  Line dancing teaches modern, urban sophistication, swing syncopations, flowing waltz, nightclub rhythms, and some Latin flavor. It’s fun, great exercise, and it will free the dancer in you! Meets Mondays with beginners at 6:30 p.m. and intermediate classes at

Vanessa Robertson
vanrobertson@verizon.net
Phone: 310-1827

Moose Lodge Family Center
116 West El Camino
Santa Maria 93454

Cost: $6

Learning

CAL POLY'S COLLEGE OF AGRICULTURE, FOOD, AND ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES' CENTER
Worth The Drive
January 23 (9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.)

presents a panel discussion titled "Paths to Sustainability in Food and Agriculture" on Jan. 23 from

cfs@calpoly.edu
Phone: 756-50086
http://cfs.calpoly.edu

Chumash Auditorium, Cal Poly
1 Grand Ave.
SLO

Clubs and Meetings

SANTA MARIA HUMAN RESOURCES ASSOCIATION
January 23 (11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.)

holds a meeting featuring speaker Erin Hoffman presenting “5 Productivity Pitfalls to Avoid in the New Year” on Jan. 23 from

meetings@smhra.net
http://smhra.net

Santa Maria Inn
801 S. Broadway
Santa Maria 93454

Cost: $25, $20 for members

SANTA MARIA VALLEY BEAUTIFUL
SANTA MARIA VALLEY BEAUTIFUL
January 23 (5:30 to 7:30 p.m.)

presents its First Quarterly Membership Meeting featuring Guest Speaker Alex Posada, Director of Recreation & Parks for the City of Santa Maria, will be on hand to provide a State of the Parks message. Come enjoy free refreshments and discover what Santa Maria Valley Beautiful has in store for 2013 on Jan. 23 from

Melissa Nagel
melissa@engelandgray.com
Phone: 925-2771

Minerva Club
127 W Boone St.
Santa Maria 93454

Cost: Free

Special Events

THE LUIS OASIS SENIOR CENTER
January 24 (1 to 5 p.m.)

holds an open house event on Jan. 24 from

wmalarid@gmail.com
Phone: 925-0951, Ext. 260 or 937-9750

Luis Oasis Senior Center
420 Soares
Orcutt

Learning

THE FRISCH STUDIO
January 24 (Call for times)

offers a 16-week winter session acting class titled "The Actors Craft" for intermediate and advanced actors beginning Jan. 24 and running on Thursdays.

peter@thefrischstudio.com
Phone: 451-6789
http://thefrischstudio.com

Santa Maria , CA

Health

FREE FOOD
Ongoing
January 24 (9 a.m. to 5 p.m.)

thanks to The Salvation Army of Santa Maria is Monday through Friday from

Melanie
Melanie.swarz@usw.salvationarmy.org
Phone: 805-349-2421

211 East Fesler St
Santa maria 93455

Cost: Free

Special Events

THE FUND FOR SANTA BARBARA
Worth The Drive
January 25 (5 to 7 p.m.)

presents its Social Justice Award for a documentary film including a community reception on Jan. 25 from

email@fundforsantabarbara.org
Phone: 922-1707
http://fundforsantabarbara.org

Arts and Letters Cafe
7 East Anapamu St.
Santa Barbara , CA

Cost: $25 suggested donation

Concerts

THE ST. MARK'S-IN-THE-VALLEY EPISCOPAL CHURCH
Worth The Drive
January 25 (7:30 p.m.)

hosts the 32nd annual "Schoolhouse Music Evenings" concert series including a concert featuring the trio of Sarah Bach, Damon Zick, and Robert Edward Thies on Jan. 25 at

info@smitv.org
Phone: 688-4454
http://smitv.org

St. Mark's-in-the-Valley Episcopal Church
2901 Nojoqui Ave.
Los Olivos

Cost: $20, $15 in advance

Nightlife

JON STEPHEN TROPICAL BRAZILIAN GUITAR
JON STEPHEN TROPICAL BRAZILIAN GUITAR
January 25 (6 to 9 p.m. )

at the Dolphin Bay Resort and Spa is a wonderful Tropical Brazilian Guitar weekend featuring great food and wine bar, great views, and great music on Fridays from

Phone: 773-8900

Lido Restaurant, Dolphin Bay Resort and Spa
2727 Shell Beach Road
Pismo Beach 93449

Cost: Free admission

Special Events

THE MUSCULAR DYSTROPHY ASSOCIATION
January 26 (10 a.m. to 1 p.m.)

presents the annual Central Cost Muscle Walk fundraiser event Jan. 26 from

areggie@mdausa.org
Phone: 560-7651
http://musclewalkmda.org/centralcoast2012

Waller Park
Santa Maria

WESTMONT COLLEGE
Worth The Drive
January 26 (9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.)

professor Paul Willis hosts a dedication and poetry reading honoring William Stafford on Jan. 26 at 2 p.m. The event will be preceded by a free public poetry workshop titled "Writing the Stafford Way" from

willis@westmont.edu
Phone: 565-7174
http://westmont.edu

Los Prietos Ranger Station
3505 Paradise Road
Los Padres National Forest , CA

Concerts

CLAIRE LYNCH BAND
Claire Lynch Band
CLAIRE LYNCH BAND
Worth The Drive
January 26 (8 p.m.)

The Clark Center presents one of the most exciting and critically acclaimed Bluegrass bands of the last decade, The Claire Lynch Band, on Jan. 26 at

Box Office
info@clarkcenter.org
Phone: 489-9444
http://www.clarkcenter.org

Clark Center for the Performing Arts
487 Fair Oaks Ave.
Arroyo Grande 93420

Cost: $28 to $38

Special Events

THE 5TH ANNUAL SANTA BARBARA COMMUNITY SEED SWAP
The Magic of Seeds!5th Annual Santa Barbara Community Seed Swap/11-3pm
THE 5TH ANNUAL SANTA BARBARA COMMUNITY SEED SWAP
Worth The Drive
January 27 (11 a.m. to 3 p.m.)

invites the community to bring seeds, plants, cuttings, and garden knowledge to swap. Don't have these? Then come get seeds. Seeds to sow. Seeds to grow. Seeds to harvest. Seeds to save and share next year. There will be activities for all ages: story hour, crafts, seed ball making, seed saving lessons, seed envelope making, worm composting, learning about bare root trees, and more on Jan. 27 from

margie bushman
margie@sbpermaculture.org
Phone: 962-2571
http://sbpermaculture.org

Santa Barbara Downtown Public Library Faulkner Gallery
40 E Anapamu St.
Santa Barbara 93101

Cost: Free

Health

FIGHT LIKE A GIRL FUNDRAISER
Worth The Drive
January 27 (10 a.m. to 1 p.m.)

presented by Central Coast Krav Maga, aims to educate women on building the mentality to fight back in threatening situations. The self-defense and empowerment seminar will be held at the Budo Ryu on Jan. 27 from

Michelle
michelle.budo@gmail.com
Phone: 544-8008
http://budoryu.com

The Budo Ryu
3566 S. Higuera St.
SLO 93401

Cost: $25, $20 in advance

Spiritual

STAR OF BETHLEHEM LUTHERAN CHURCH
January 27 (10 a.m.)

offers worship services Sundays at 10 a.m. with Sunday school at 9 a.mAn adult Bible study is Thursday at.

Phone: 937-0339

Star of Bethlehem Lutheran Church
4465 S. Blosser Road
Santa Maria

Concerts

CAL POLY
Worth The Drive
January 28 (2:10 to 3 p.m.)

presents "A Conversation with Paul Orfalea" on Jan. 28 from

rsilve01@calpoly.edu
Phone: 756-2874

Performing Arts Center
1 Grand Ave.
SLO

Learning

UCSB MULTICULTURAL CENTER
Worth The Drive
January 28 (6:30 p.m.)

presents the discussion "Vietnamerica: Drawing Our Past to Write Our Future GB Tran" on Jan. 28 at

UCSB MultiCultural Center
aracely.rodriguez@sa.ucsb.edu
Phone: 893-8411

UCSB MultiCultural Center
UCen Road, University Center Room 1504
Santa Barbara

Clubs and Meetings

PUBLIC MEETING
January 28 (6 p.m.)

regarding a 40-megawatt solar power plant proposed for Cuyama will be discussed during a public meeting of the Central Coast Green Team on Jan. 28. The meeting starts with ordering off the menu at 5:30 p.m. followed by the program at

Jeanne Sparks
jeanne@jeannesparks.com
Phone: 739-1836
http://centralcoastgreenteam.org

IHOP
202 Nicholson Ave.
Santa Maria 93454

Cost: Free