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Santa Maria Sun / Calendar Events

February 3 - February 10

Art

SATELLITE @ HOTEL INDIGO
Worth The Drive
(Call for times)

by the Santa Barbara Contemporary Arts Forum features the exhibit "The Vastness is Bearable" showing through Dec. 7.

sbcaf@sbcaf.org
Phone: 966-5373
http://sbcaf.org

Hotel Indigo Santa Barbara
121 State St.
Santa Barbara

Clubs and Meetings

FRENCH HOSPITAL MEDICAL CENTER
(5 to 6 p.m.)

offers a free diabetes support group on Nov. 24 and Dec. 22 from

Emily Reneau
emily.reneau@heart.org
Phone: 602-0435
http://sloheartwalk.com

French Hospital Medical Center Auditorium
1911 Johnson Ave.
SLO

THE RETIRED ACTIVE MEN (RAMS)
(8:30 a.m.)

Chapter #3 of Santa Maria meet the fourth Tuesday of every month for breakfast, fun, and fellowship at

smrams3@aol.com
Phone: 714-5635 or 928-6644

Radisson Hotel
3455 Skyway Dr.
Santa Maria

Concerts

THE AFRICAN CHILDREN'S CHOIR
Worth The Drive
February 3 (7 p.m.)

performs a live concert on Feb. 3 at

Phone: 489-4608
http://africanchildrenschoir.com

Hillside Church
1935 Newport Ave. , CA Grover Beach

Stage

UCSB ARTS AND LECTURES
Worth The Drive
February 3 (8 p.m.)

presents the Montreal circus troupe Cirkopolis on Feb. 3 at

karna.hughes@sa.ucsb.edu
Phone: 893-3535
http://sa.ucsb.edu

The Granada Theatre
Santa Barbara

Cost: $25 to $65

Dance Lessons

SWING DANCE LESSONS
West Coast Swing Dance Lessons @ the 510
SWING DANCE LESSONS
February 4 (7 to 9 p.m.)

are Tuesdays with dinner at 6 p.m. and dancing from

Marty Mariscal
510eventcenter@gmail.com
Phone: 928-5519
http://510eventcenter.com/dance-class.html

510 Event Center
510 S.Broadway
Santa Maria 93454

Cost: $10 per person

Concerts

THE SINDICATE
February 5 (8:30 p.m.)

performs live reggae rock on Feb. 5 at

Phone: 925-0658

O'Sullivan's Pub
633 E. Main St.
Santa Maria

Stage

UCSB ARTS & LECTURES
Worth The Drive
February 5 (8 p.m.)

presents the Santa Barbara debut of the Royal New Zealand Ballet performing Giselle on Feb. 5 at

Karna Hughes
karna.hughes@sa.ucsb.edu
Phone: 893-3535
http://artsandlectures.sa.ucsb.edu/index.aspx

The Granada Theatre
State Street
Santa Barbara

Cost: $40 to $80

Concerts

THE CLARK CENTER
Worth The Drive
February 6 (7 p.m.)

presents the songs and dance of "Celtic Nights - Emigrants Bridge" on Feb. 6 at

Clark Center Box Office
boxoffice@clarkcenter.org
Phone: 489-9444
http://clarkcenter.org

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

Cost: $35 to $46

Special Events

SPAGHETTI DINNER/BINGO NIGHT
Worth The Drive
February 7 (6 to 9 p.m.)

includes dinner and prizes on Feb. 7 from

Phone: 627-1997
http://avilabeachcc.com

Avila Beach community Center
191 San Miguel St.
Avila Beach , CA

Cost: $10, $5 for kids

Kids and Family

THE SANTA MARIA PUBLIC LIBRARY
February 7 (10 a.m. to 4 p.m.)

hosts The Digital Bookmobile National Tour on Feb. 7 from

dhildinger@ci.santa-maria.ca.us
Phone: 925-0951, Ext. 320
http://ci.santa-maria.ca.us

Santa Maria Public Library
421 S. McClelland St.
Santa Maria

Concerts

BUCKLE RASH
February 8 (9 p.m.)

performs a live rock concert on Feb. 8 at

Phone: 736-5109
http://bucklerashband.com

DJ's Saloon
724 East Ocean Ave.
Lompoc , CA

THE ORCUTT ACADEMY HIGH SCHOOL PTSA
February 8 (noon to 4 p.m.)

presents a "Battle of the Bands" event on Feb. 8 from

OAHSBattleOfTheBands@gmail.com

Orcutt Academy High School
610 Pinal St.
Orcutt , CA

Cost: $5

CAL POLY
Worth The Drive
February 8 (8 p.m.)

presents the Cal Poly Early Music Ensemble performing "A Night at the Mission" on Feb. 8 at

mabba@calpoly.edu
Phone: 756-4849
http://calpoly.edu

Mission San Luis Obispo de Tolosa
SLO

UNFINISHED BUSINESS PRODUCTIONS
Worth The Drive
February 8 (8 p.m.)

ppresents a "50th Anniversary of The Beatles first U.S. performance on the Ed Sullivan Show" featuring the music of The Beatles performed live on Feb. 8 at

unfinishedbusiness@charter.net
Phone: 929-5211
http://unfinished-business.org

Mongo's Saloon
359 W. Grand Ave.
Grover Beach , CA

Cost: $5

Stage

CAL POLY
Worth The Drive
February 8 (11 a.m. to 10 p.m.)

and the Cal Poly DanceSport Team present the seventh annual Ballroom and Latin DanceSport Competition on Feb. 8 from

Phone: 242-3262
http://mustangball.com

Cal Poly, Chumash Auditorium
SLO

Cost: $10, $7 in advance

Kids and Family

PISMO BEACH FATHER DAUGHTER DANCE
February 8 (Call for times)

is Feb. 8 with registration due by Jan. 31.

Colleen Ghiglia
ccghilia@pismobeach.org
Phone: 773-7063
http://pismobeach.org

Pismo Beach Veterans' Hall
780 Bello Street
Pismo Beach 93449

Cost: $25

WESTMONT COLLEGE
Worth The Drive
February 8 (1 p.m.)

presents its 27th annual High School Mathematics Contest on Feb. 8 at

Westmont College
scraig@westmont.edu
Phone: 565-6051
http://westmont.edu

Westmont College
955 La Paz Road
Santa Barbara

Recreation

THE SANTA MARIA RECREATION AND PARKS DEPARTMENT
February 8 (10 a.m.)

offers "Community Valentine's Healthy Cupcake Walk" on Feb. 8 at

Phone: 925-0951, Ext. 347

Rotary Centennial Park
2625 S. College Drive
Santa Maria

THE ORCUTT ACADEMY HIGH SCHOOL
Worth The Drive
February 8 (8 a.m.)

presents its "3 Mile Run and Kids Quarter" on Feb. 8 with late registration at

Michelle Downing
mdowning@orcutt-schools.net
Phone: 938-8594
http://oahs.net

Elks Unocal Event Center
4040 Highway 101
Santa Maria

Cost: Prices vary

Learning

CAL POLY
Worth The Drive
February 8 (8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.)

invites all K through 12 teachers for the college's annual "Central Coast Teacher Technology Challenge Day" on Feb. 8 from

ejmeyer@calpoly.edu
Phone: 756-6553

Cal Poly
SLO , CA

Concerts

SAN LUIS OBISPO WIND ORCHESTRA CHAMBER ENSEMBLES
SLO Winds Chamber Ensembles
SAN LUIS OBISPO WIND ORCHESTRA CHAMBER ENSEMBLES
Worth The Drive
February 9 (3 p.m.)

perform live on Feb. 9 at

Shannon McNeely
publicity@slowinds.org
Phone: 456-3333
http://slowinds.org

Community Presbyterian Church of Cambria
2250 Yorkshire Drive
Cambria 93428

Cost: $15, $10 for students

THAT'S AMORE
THAT'S AMORE
Worth The Drive
February 9 (2 p.m.)

presents "My Heart Belongs to Broadway" live at

Opera San Luis Obispo
operaslo@sbcglobal.net
Phone: 541-5369
http://operaslo.org

The Lido at Dolphin Bay
2727 Shell Beach Road
Pismo Beach 93449

Cost: $65, $520 for a table of eight

THE CLARK CENTER FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS
Worth The Drive
February 9 (3 p.m.)

presents the first installment of the new "Clark Classic Movies Series" featuring a screening of a classic film and cartoons on Feb. 9 at

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

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

Cost: $39 to $49

VIVA EL ARTE DE SANTA BARBARA
Worth The Drive
February 9 (2 p.m.)

presents a special performance by Perla Batalla on Feb. 9 at

kcarl@sbma.net
Phone: 884-6430
http://perla.com

Santa Barbara Museum of Art
1130 State Street
Santa Barbara 93101

Learning

YOGA 101 WORKSHOP
Yoga 101 Workshop
YOGA 101 WORKSHOP
February 9 (2 p.m.)

teaches basic yoga poses and relaxation on Feb. 9 at

Vicki Forman
vicki@yogaformankind.com
Phone: 680-6542

130 North Broadway
Orcutt 93455

Cost: $30

Clubs and Meetings

CENTRAL COAST CACTUS AND SUCCULENT SOCIETY
February 9 (2 p.m.)

meets with a featured speaker, plant exchange, and plant raffle every second Sunday including a panel discussion on Feb. 9 at

Central Coast Cactus and Succulent Society
Phone: 481-3495
http://centralcoastcactus.org

San Luis Obispo Public Library
995 Palm St.
SLO

Learning

THE SLO BOTANICAL GARDEN
THE SLO BOTANICAL GARDEN
Worth The Drive
February 10 (6 to 7:30 p.m.)

presents the informational class "Poop: The Process of Elimination" discussing the importance of manure in a garden on Feb. 10 from

San Luis Obispo Botanical Garden
lcollinsworth@slobg.org
Phone: 541-1400

San Luis Obisop Botanical Garden
3450 Dairy Creek Road
SLO 93405

Cost: $10, $5 for members