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April 5

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 Sept. 22, Oct. 27, 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

Special Events

24TH ANNUAL KIWANIS CENTRAL COAST BASKETBALL SPECTACULAR
April 5 (7 p.m.)

features senior high school all-stars from northern Santa Barbara and San Luis Obispo Counties. The event will be held at Allan Hancock College on April 5 with the girls' game at 5 p.m. and boys' game at

Gary Prober
gprober@yahoo.com
Phone: 928-2080

Allan Hancock College
800 S. College
Santa Maria 93454

Cost: $8 general, $4 student/child

ARTISTE WINERY
April 5 (Call for times)

presents an "Artiste Quarterly Waxing Party" teaching how to re-wax empty Artiste bottles on April 5.

info@artiste.com
Phone: 686-2626
http://artiste.com

Artiste Winery
2948 Grand Ave.
Los Olivos

THE BOOKWORM
April 5 (noon)

presents an author book signing event with Madame Aline and her book "I Became a Vagabond Traveler" on April 5 at

quest@thebookwormcali.com
Phone: 922-4282
http://facebook.com/thebookwormcali

The Bookworm
230 E. Betteravia Road, Suite K
Santa Maria

THE SLO BOTANICAL GARDEN
THE SLO BOTANICAL GARDEN
April 5 (1 to 3 p.m. )

offers "Spring in to Nature," a hands-on nature crafts workshop on April 5 from

San Luis Obispo Botanical Garden
Phone: 546-3190
http://slobg.org/spring

San Luis Obispo Botanical Garden
3450 Dairy Creek Road
SLO 93405

UNFINISHED BUSINESS
UNFINISHED BUSINESS
Worth The Drive
April 5 (5:30 to 10 p.m.)

presents the band's "10th Anniversary Celebration Dinner and Dance" on April 5 from

Ed Miller
unfinishedbusiness@charter.net
Phone: 431-3067
http://unfinished-business.org

Pismo Beach Veteran's Memorial Building
780 Bello St.
Pismo Beach 93449

Cost: $40, $300 per table

Concerts

EQUALSEQUALS
April 5 (8 p.m.)

presents a live concert on April 5 at

Phone: 686-9456
http://randystaproom.com

Randy's Taproom
1525 Mission Drive
Solvang , CA

THE SAN LUIS OBISPO BLUES SOCIETY
Worth The Drive
April 5 (8 p.m.)

presents Joe Louis Walker in concert with opener Lenny Blue Band on April 5 at

San Luis Obispo Blues Society
info@sloblues.org
Phone: 541-1837
http://sloblues.org

SLO Vets Hall
801 Grand Ave.
SLO

Cost: $20, $17 for members

Recreation

THE GOOD SAMARITAN SHELTER
Let your colors shine!
THE GOOD SAMARITAN SHELTER
April 5 (9 a.m.)

holds the 2014 Color Run on April 5 at

Kirsten Cahoon
kcahoongssi@gmail.com
Phone: 354-9307
http://goodsamcolorrun.com

Preisker Park
Santa Maria

Cost: $25

Learning

EXPLORATION STATION
Worth The Drive
April 5 (2 to 4 p.m.)

presents "NanoDays" featuring the science of the small on April 5 from

Exploration Station
info@explorationstation.org
Phone: 473-1421
http://explorationstation.org

Exploration Station
867 Ramona Ave.
Grover Beach

Cost: $3, $2 for kids

Barbecues

RIGHETTI PTSA
April 5 (11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.)

holds the "Senior Scholarship BBQ" on April 5 from

The Orcutt Lions Club
126 S. Broadway
Orcutt 93455

Cost: $9

Spiritual

THE MAHAKANKALA BUDDHIST CENTER
April 5 (10 a.m. to 1 p.m.)

presents "Life Without Worry" on April 5 from

info@meditationinsantamaria.org
Phone: 270-5103
http://meditationinsantamaria.org/life-without-worry/

Shepard Hall, Santa Maria Public Library
421 S. McClelland St.
Santa Maria , CA

THE ORTHODOX CHURCH OF THE ANNUNCIATION
April 5 (10 a.m. to 2 p.m.)

presents a "Spring Bazaar" including crafts, food, and a demonstration of Pysanky egg dying on April 5 from

Olga Howe
olgahowe@gmail.com
Phone: 354-0879
http://odox.org

Orthodox Church of the Annunciation hall
877 Francine Lane
Santa Maria