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Santa Maria Sun / Calendar Events

March 11 - March 18

Recreation

THE SANTA MARIA VALLEY RAILWAY HISTORICAL MUSEUM
(noon to 4 p.m.)

features a locomotive, boxcar, caboose, and railroad artifacts and a diorama on the second and fourth Saturday of the month from

Phone: 714-4927

Santa Maria Transit Center
Miller and Boone Streets
Santa Maria

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

THE SANTA BARBARA COUNTY ARTS COMMISSION
Worth The Drive
(Call for times)

presents the exhibit "Pursuit of Passion: Early Santa Barbara Women Artists" showing through Feb. 20, 2015.

ferri@sbartsscommission.org
Phone: 568-3994
http://sbartscommission.org

Santa Barbara City Hall, De La Guerra Plaza
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

SANTA BARBARA MUSEUM OF ART
Worth The Drive
March 11 (7:30 p.m.)

presents the Catalyst Quartet in concert on March 11 at

Santa Barbara Museum of Art
kcarl@sbma.net
Phone: 884-6423
http://sbma.net

Santa Barbara Museum of Art
1130 State St.
Santa Barbara

Cost: $19, $15 for members

Concerts

CAL POLY
Worth The Drive
March 12 (7:30 p.m.)

presents HD Duo live in concert on March 12 at

Cal Poly
mabba@calpoly.edu
Phone: 756-2406

Cal Poly
1 Grande Ave.
SLO

DUMPSTAPHUNK
Worth The Drive
March 12 (7:30 p.m.)

presents a live concert on March 12 at

Phone: 543-1843
http://dtbrew.com

SLO Downtown Brewing Company
1119 Garden St.
SLO

Cost: $17

Learning

ALLAN HANCOCK COLLEGE
Social Marketing for Businesses
ALLAN HANCOCK COLLEGE
March 13 (5:30 p.m.)

presents a "Social Media Class" on March 13 at

Teri Bayus
livewell@teribayus.com
Phone: 305-0579
http://teribayus.com

Allan Hancock College
800 South College Drive
Santa Maria 93454

Cost: $24

UCSB CHANCELLOR'S COMMUNITY BREAKFAST
Worth The Drive
March 13 (8 a.m.)

will feature UCSB professor Craig Montell discussing "Genetic Control of Animal Behavior and Decision-Making" on March 13 at

George Foulsham
george.foulsham@ia.ucsb.edu
Phone: 893-3071

Santa Barbara Club
1105 Chapala St.
Santa Barbara

Cost: $20

Concerts

UCSB ARTS AND LECTURES
Worth The Drive
March 14 (10 a.m. to noon)

presents a master class with Yo-Yo Ma on March 14 from

UCSB Arts and Lectures Box Office
meghan.henry@sa.ucsb.edu
Phone: 893-3535
http://artsandlectures.ucsb.edu

Lobero Theatre
State Street
Santa Barbara

Special Events

COMMUNITY SHAMROCK SHUFFLE WALK
March 15 (10 a.m.)

will include hidden shamrocks along the walking path on March 15 at

Phone: 925-0951
http://cityofsantamaria.org

Hagerman Sports Complex
3300 Skyway Dr.
Santa Maria

Cost: Free

LOMPOC MCDONALD'S
LOMPOC MCDONALD'S
March 15 (1 to 3 p.m.)

holds a grand re-opening of its play place on March 15 from

Brittany Conklin
bconklin@riester.com
Phone: (602) 462-2260

McDonald's
835 North H St.
Lompoc 93436

Cost: Free

LOS ALAMOS MERCHANT SOCIETY
March 15 (5 to 8 p.m.)

presents its Third Saturday event featuring special events presented by Los Alamos merchants with the theme "Duets" on March 15 from

Casa Dumetz Wines
smee@casadumetzwines.com
Phone: 344-1900

Los Alamos
Bell Street
Los Alamos 93440

THE CENTRAL COAST BABY EXPO
March 15 (10 a.m. to 4 p.m.)

features raffles prizes, photo contest, emergency preparedness information, fingerprinting, and safety seat installations on March 15 from

Santa Maria Fairpark
Phone: 925-8824, Ext. 107
http://santamariapark.com

Santa Maria Fairpark
Santa Maria

Nightlife

THE HISTORIC SANTA MARIA INN
March 15 (8 to 11 p.m.)

presents live music in the Tap Room featuring a performance by Drive-In Romeos on March 15 from

salesdirector@santamariainn.com
Phone: 346-7900
http://santamariainn.com

Historic Santa Maria Inn, Tap Room
801 S. Broadway
Santa Maria

Recreation

SPECIAL OLYMPICS NORTH REGIONAL GOLF TOURNAMENT
March 15 (10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.)

happens March 15 with an opening reception at 9:30 a.m. and with the competition from

Sunset Ridge Golf Course
1424 Fairway Ave.
Santa Maria

THE CITY OF SANTA MARIA
March 15 (9 a.m.)

offers a free Pickleball Clinic on March 15 beginning at

dsmitherman@ci.santa-maria.ca.us
Phone: 925-0951, Ext. 263
http://ci.santa-maria.ca.us

Abel Maldonado Youth Center
South McClelland
Santa Maria

OUTSIDE IN NATURE PLAY DAY
Ongoing
March 15 (8:30 a.m. to noon)

include nature walks, projects, guest speakers, and wildlife interaction on the third Saturday of the month starting March 15 from

Phone: 925-0951, Ext. 260
http://cityofsantamaria.org/LosFloresRanchPark.shtml

Los Flores Ranch Park
Highway 101
Santa Maria

Cost: Free

Concerts

THE ALLAN HANCOCK COLLEGE CONCERT BAND
Worth The Drive
March 16 (3 p.m.)

present the annual benefit concert for the San Luis Obispo County Education Foundation on March 16 at

Phone: 489-9444
http://clarkcenter.org

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

Cost: $10

THE CAL POLY SYMPHONY
Worth The Drive
March 16 (3 p.m.)

presents its Winter Concert featuring soloists on March 16 at

Ticket Box Office
pac.calpoly@gmail.com
Phone: 756-4849
http://music.calpoly.edu

Harman Hall, Cal Poly
1 Grand Ave.
SLO 93407

Cost: $12 and $14, $9 and $12 for seniors and students

Stage

PCPA THEATERFEST
March 16 (7:30 p.m.)

presents Community Speaks: The Other Side of Broadway, which puts a spotlight on immigration, reform, and enforcement, and the impact these issues have on Santa Maria on March 16 at

Phone: 922-8313
http://pcpa.org

Severson Theatre, Allan Hancock College
800 S. College
Santa Maria

Cost: Free

Health

RELAX, RENEW, AND DE-STRESS WORKSHOP
Relax, Renew and De-Stress Workshop
RELAX, RENEW, AND DE-STRESS WORKSHOP
March 16 (2 p.m.)

teaches therapeutic yoga and relaxation on March 16 at

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

Yoga for Mankind
130 North Broadway, Suite B
Orcutt 93455

Cost: $30

Health

FRENCH HOSPITAL
Worth The Drive
March 17 (5 to 6 p.m.)

offers a free diabetic community class series including "Let's Talk Food" on March 17 from

Phone: 542-6229
http://frenchmedicalcenter.org

French Hospital Medical Center Auditorium
Arroyo Grande , CA

Special Events

THE SAN LUIS OBISPO BOTANICAL GARDEN
THE SAN LUIS OBISPO BOTANICAL GARDEN
March 18 (6 to 7:30 p.m.)

features herbalist Tellur Fenner giving an edible and medicinal plant introductory class on March 18 from

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

San Luis Obispo Botanical Garden
3450 Dairy Creek Road
SLO 93405

Cost: $10, $5 for members

Concerts

THE SANTA BARBARA CHAMBER ORCHESTRA
Worth The Drive
March 18 (7:30 p.m.)

presents a live concert celebrating Heiichiro Ohyama on March 18 at

Phone: 966-2441
http://sbco.org

Hahn Hall, Music Academy of the West
Santa Barbara , CA

Cost: $52

THE SANTA BARBARA CHAMBER ORCHESTRA
Worth The Drive
March 18 (7:30 p.m.)

presents a live concert celebrating Heiichiro Ohyama on March 18 at

Phone: 966-2441
http://sbco.org

Hahn Hall, Music Academy of the West
Santa Barbara , CA

Cost: $52