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May 19 - May 26

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

Special Events

THE SANTA MARIA ARTS COUNCIL
May 19 (5:30 p.m.)

presents its 2014 Grants in the Arts Competition Awards Showcase honoring Marti Fast featuring performances and exhibits May 19 at

Phone: 934-8383
http://smartscouncil.org

Abel Maldonado Community Youth Center
Santa Maria

Cost: $20

LUNAFEST
Worth The Drive
May 19 (7 p.m.)

is a series of short films by, for, and about women on May 19 at

jspear@sbjf.org
Phone: 957-1115, Ext. 107
http://jewishsantabarbara.org

Metro4 Theatre
Santa Barbara , CA

Cost: $15

Learning

THE NORTH SANTA BARBARA COUNTY MANUFACTURED HOMEOWNERS TEAM (NSBMHT)
May 19 (1:30 p.m.)

presents an informational program with Richard Sweet on May 19 at

laura.selken@gmail.com
Phone: 406-9989

Casa Grande Mobile Home Park
519 W. Taylor
Santa Maria

Special Events

THE JEWISH FEDERATION OF GREATER SANTA BARBARA
Worth The Drive
May 20 (7:30 to 9 a.m.)

presents a "Men's Event" including keynote speaker Gili Ovadia speaking on May 20 from

marilyn@sbjf.org
Phone: 957-1115 or Ext. 106

Santa Barbara Club
1105 Chapala St.
Santa Barbara , CA

Stage

"ALL THAT BRASS"
Worth The Drive
May 20 (7:30 p.m.)

is presented by the Cal Poly Music Department on May 20 at

Cal Poly Performing Arts Center
pac.calpoly@gmail.com
Phone: 756-2787
http://pacslo.org

United Methodist Church
SLO

Learning

ORCUTT AREA SENIORS IN SERVICE, INC.
May 20 (11 a.m. to 3 p.m.)

and the Workforce Resource Center Partners present the "Wiser (Older) Worker Job Fair" on May 20 from

Phone: 937-9750
http://doug@oasisorcutt.org

Santa Maria Fairpark, Fountain Pavilion
Santa Maria , CA

Special Events

DAMNATION
Worth The Drive
May 21 (7:30 p.m.)

is screened on May 21 at

http://damnationfilm.com

Lobero Theater
33 East Canon Perdido St.
Santa Barbara , CA

Stage

SLOLIO
Worth The Drive
May 21 (7 p.m.)

is a storytelling event every third Wednesday of the month. The next event is a true story event themed "Out of Bounds" on May 21 at

Phone: 995-2867
http://slolio.org

Linnaea's Cafe
1110 Garden St.
SLO

Learning

ALLAN HANCOCK COLLEGE
May 21 (8:30 a.m. to noon)

presents the 2014 Manufacturing Education Summit on May 21 from

terrilee.coleman@hancockcollege.edu

Santa Maria Elks Lodge
1309 N. Bradley Road
Santa Maria , CA

HOW TO BECOME A TEACHER SEMINAR
May 21 (5 to 6:30 p.m.)

teaches how to become a teacher with the University of La Verne and the AHC University Transfer Center on May 21 from

jelvin@laverne.edu
Phone: 788-6206

Souza Center
708 S. Miller
Santa Maria 93454

Cost: Free

THE CENTRAL COAST ORCHID SHOW AND SALE
Worth The Drive
May 21 (1 to 4 p.m.)

presents a "Community Grant Writer's Workshop" on May 21 from

Phone: 542-6268
http://arroyograndehospital.org

South County Regional Center
800 W. Branch St.
Arroyo Grande 93420

Concerts

THE CAL POLY PERCUSSION ENSEMBLE
Worth The Drive
May 22 (3 p.m.)

presents a recital event on May 22 at

Ticket Box Office
pac.calpoly@gmail.com
Phone: 756-2787
http://music.calpoly.edu

Performing Arts Center Pavilion, Cal Poly
1 Grand Ave.
SLO 93407

Special Events

RIGHETTI HIGH SCHOOL
May 24 (7 to 10 p.m.)

presents the annual Righetti High School Film Festival including student film screenings, awards, and raffles on May 24 from

Robert Garcia
rgarcia@smjuhsd.org
Phone: 937-2051, Ext. 2503

Ernest Righetti High School, Gym Stage
941 E. Foster Road
Santa Maria

Cost: $8, $5 for students

THE SANTA MARIA ELKS
May 24 (5:30 p.m.)

presents the official Beard-A-Reno and Miss Wrangler dinner event on May 24 at

Phone: 925-4125
http://smelksrodeo.org

Elks Rodeo Office, Elks Lodge
1309 N. Bradley Road
Santa Maria

CELEBRATE AMERICA
Worth The Drive
May 24 (3 to 5 p.m.)

features a live band performing on the Pismo Pier on May 24 from

Linda Fisher
Phone: 361-0060

Celebrate America
Pismo Pier
Pismo Beach 93448

Cost: Free

EMOTIONS PHOTOGRAPHY
Worth The Drive
May 24 (4 to 7 p.m.)

presents a special event featuring an exhibition of photography by Vivan Krug, live music by Brian Jeffrey, and The Gardners on May 24 from

Phone: 458-3321

The Pismo Beach Hotel
230 Pomeroy St.
Pismo Beach , CA

Concerts

PASION
May 24 (4 to 7 p.m.)

presents "Summer Concerts" on Saturdays including Soul Sauce performing May 24 from

Phone: 314-2191

Pasion
165 S. Broadway, #102
Orcutt

THE HISTORIC SANTA MARIA INN
May 24 (8:30 to 11:30 p.m.)

features live music by the Drive-In Romeos in the Tap Room on May 24 from

Phone: 346-7901

The Historic Santa Maria Inn
801 South Broadway
Santa Maria

Cost: $10

THE CAL POLY ARAB MUSIC ENSEMBLE
Worth The Drive
May 24 (8 p.m.)

performs traditional and contemporary music and dance from the Eastern Mediterranean on May 24 at

Phone: 756-4849

Spanos Theatre
1 Grand Ave.
SLO

Recreation

THE GUADALUPE-NIPOMO DUNES CENTER
May 24 (10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.)

presents a "Family Dunes Hike" on May 18 from

admin@dunescenter.org
Phone: 343-2455
http://dunescenter.org

Oso Flaco Lake State Park
Oso Flaco Lake Road
Nipomo

Learning

AUDUBON BIRD WALK
AUDUBON BIRD WALK
Worth The Drive
May 24 (9 to 11 a.m.)

welcomes all to join experienced birders for this gentle terrain bird walk, great for families and all skill levels on May 24 from

San Luis Obispo Botanical Garden
Phone: 541-1400

San Luis Obispo Botanical Garden
3450 Dairy Creek Road
SLO 93405

Cost: $10, $5 for members

Special Events

YOGA 101 WORKSHOP
Yoga 101 Workshop
YOGA 101 WORKSHOP
May 25 (2 p.m.)

teaches basic poses on May 25 at

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

Yoga for Mankind Studio
130 North Broadway, Suite B
Orcutt 93455

Cost: $30

Concerts

CIELO PERFORMING ARTS
Worth The Drive
May 26 (Call for times)

presents "Bach by Candlelight" featuring the West Coast Chamber Orchestra and soloists on May 26.

cielofoundation@aol.com
Phone: 963-4408
http://cieloperfromingarts.org

First United Methodist Church
305 E. Anapamu St.
Santa Barbara , CA

Cost: $10, $20, and $25