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Santa Maria Sun / Calendar Events

June 14

Concerts

THE VILLAGE SUMMER CONCERT SERIES
Worth The Drive
(1 p.m.)

presents a concert every other Sunday including a performance by the Highway One Band on July 27, a Songwriters at Play Shwocase on Aug. 10, Riptide Big Band on Aug. 24, the SLO Blues Society's concert by the Lenny Blues Band on Sept. 7, and Giles Apap on Sept. 21. Concerts are at

Curtis Reinhardt
Phone: 473-2250
http://arroyograndevillage.org

Heritage Square Park
Arroyo Grande

Nightlife

BLACKLAKE GOLF RESORT
(Call for times)

presents the "Wednesday Night Summer Concert Series" featuring the Red Skunk Band on July 30, Pitch and Rhythm on Aug. 6, the Nataly Lola Band on Aug. 13, Urban 805 on Aug. 20, and Unfinished Business on Aug. 27.

Phone: 343-1214, Ext. 400
http://blacklake.com

Blacklake Golf Resort
1490 Golf Course Lane
Nipomo

Stage

PCPA THEATERFEST
(Call for times)

presents its production of Forever Plaid showing through July 27 at the Solvang Festival Theater. Oklahoma! shows through July 26 at the Marian Theatre and Aug. 1 through 24 at the Solvang Festival Theater. The San Patricios enjoys its world premiere July 31 through Aug. 17 at the Marian Theatre and Aug. 28 through Sept. 7 at the Solvang Festival Theater. 36 Views shows Sept. 11 through 28.

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

Severson, Allan Hancock College
800 S. College
Santa Maria

Cost: $29.50 to $37.50

Kids and Family

THE SANTA MARIA VALLEY DISCOVERY MUSEUM
(10 a.m. to 5 p.m.)

offers "Tuesdays Tales" story time events on Tuesdays, "Preschool Patrol" is on Wednesdays, "Homework Club" is Thursdays, and "Science Saturday" happens Saturdays, all from

programs@smdiscoverymuseum.org
Phone: 928-8414
http://smdiscoverymuseum.org

Santa Maria Valley Discovery Museum
705 S. McClelland
Santa Maria

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

THE SANTA MARIA PUBLIC LIBRARY
(Call for times)

offers a Summer Reading Program at the library and its branches in Orcutt, Guadalupe, and Cuyama for all agegs from through Aug. 2. A "Literary Elements" program is for adults. "Spark a Reaction" is for teens. "Fizz, Boom, Read" is for kids 12 and under.

libraryreference@cityofsantamaria.org
Phone: 925-0994
http://cityofsantamaria.org

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

BIG BROTHERS BIG SISTERS NEW VOLUNTEER ORIENTATIONS
Ongoing
June 11,July 9(5:30 to 7 p.m.)

are available for interested "Bigs" on the second Wednesday of each month from

Maria Seda
mseda@fsacares.org
Phone: 925-1100

Big Brothers Big Sisters, program of Family Service Agency
120 E. Jones St., Suite 123
Santa Maria 93454

Cost: Free

Art

THE BETTERAVIA GALLERY NORTH AND SOUTH
(9 a.m. to 5 p.m.)

presents the exhibit "A Mindful Vision: The Legacy of Nat Fast" showing through Aug. 14. The gallery is open Monday through Friday from

ferri@co.santa-barbara.ca.us
Phone: 568-3994
http://co.santa-barbara.ca.us

Joseph Centeno Betteravia Government Center
511 E. Lakeside
Santa Maria

LOMPOC MUSEUM
(Call for times)

presents the exhibit "Eric Morlan, Selected Work: 1980-2014" showing through Sept. 1.

lompocmuseum@verizon.net
Phone: 736-3888

Lompoc Museum
200 South H. St.
Lompoc

Cost: $1 suggested donation

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

THE MUSEUM OF CONTEMPORARY ART
Worth The Drive
(Call for times)

presents "Marinella Senatore: Building Communities" showing through Aug. 17.

press@mcasantabarbara.org
Phone: 966-5373
http://mcasantabarbara.org

Museum of Contemporary Art Santa Barbara
653 Paseo Nuevo
Santa Barbara 93101

Cost: Free

THE GALLERY AT THE NETWORK
Worth The Drive
(Call for times)

presents the exhibit "Carved, Coiled, and Thrown, CERAMICS at the Gallery" showing through July 31.

galleryatthenetwork@gmail.com
Phone: 788-0886

The Gallery At The Network
778 Higuera St., Suite B
SLO

THE SANTA BARBARA COUNTY ARTS COMMISSION
Worth The Drive
(8 a.m. to 6 p.m.)

presents "The Barry Berkus and Family Collection: WWBD? What Would Barry Do?" showing through Aug. 15 on Mondays through Fridays from

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

Channing Peake Gallery, County Administration Building
105 E. Anapamu St.
Santa Barbara

KARPELES MANUSCRIPT MUSEUM
Worth The Drive
(noon to 4 p.m.)

presents the exhibit "Moment by Moment" by Cynthia Grili showing through July 31. The museum is open Wednesdays through Sundays from

karpelescurator@gmail.com
Phone: 643-8300

Karpeles Museum
21 West Anapamu St.
Santa Barbara

Farmers Markets

SAN LUIS OBISPO
(8 to 10:30 a.m.)

features the "Thursday night SLO County Farmers' Market" featuring produce, food, nonprofits, political groups, kids activities, and live entertainment on Thursdays from 6:10 to 9 p.m., downtown SLO. A morning farmers' market featuring fresh produce is Saturday from

http://slocountyfarmers.org

Gottschalk's Parking Lot
SLO

ARROYO GRANDE
(noon to 2:30 p.m.)

includes a farmers market on Wednesdays from 8:30 to 11 a.m. at the Spencer's parking lot at 1464 E. Grand Ave., Arroyo Grande. Another farmers market is Saturdays from

Phone: 544-9570
http://slocoutyfarmers.org

City Hall Parking Lot
215 Branch St.
Arroyo Grande

NIPOMO
(11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.)

features a certified farmers market on Sundays from

Phone: 929-3081
http://nipomofarmersmarket.com

Via Concha Road and Trilogy Parkway
Nipomo

PISMO BEACH
(3 to 7 p.m.)

holds a farmers market on the promenade Wednesdays from

info@pismochamber.com
Phone: 773-4382

Pismo Beach Promenade
Pismo Beach

SANTA MARIA
(12:30 to 4:30 p.m.)

features a farmers market on Wednesdays from

Phone: 305-9829

Town Center West parking lot
Broadway and Main Street
Santa Maria

SANTA MARIA SWAP MEET
(Call for times)

meets Friday mornings.

Phone: 861-6202

Santa Maria Fairpark
937 S.Thornburg St.
Santa Maria

Clubs and Meetings

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

offers a free diabetes support group on July 28, Aug. 25, 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

Concerts

O'SULLIVAN'S PUB
June 14 (8:30 p.m.)

presents a live performance by the David Luning Band on June 14 at

O'Sullivans
633 E. Main St.
Santa Maria

Stage

IN THE KITCHEN WITH A KNIFE
Actor Phillip Sisco, IN THE KITCHEN WITH A KNIFE.
IN THE KITCHEN WITH A KNIFE
June 14 (7 p.m.)

is the Poetic Justice Project's interactive murder mystery production on June 14 at

Deborah Tobola
deborah@poeticjusticeproject.org
Phone: 264-5463
http://poeticjusticeproject.org

Unity Chapel of Light
1165 Stubblefield Road
Santa Maria 93455

Cost: $20, $15 for students and seniors

Kids and Family

FREE FATHER'S DAY EVENT
Orchard Supply Hardware Free Father's Day event
FREE FATHER'S DAY EVENT
June 14 (10 a.m. to noon)

includes making a personalized grill apron for dad on June 14 from

Phone: 928-7454
http://osh.com

Orchard Supply Hardware
1950 S. Broadway
Santa Maria 93454

Cost: Free

THE EXPLORATION STATION
Worth The Drive
June 14 (2 p.m.)

presents "Story Lab" with local writer Beryl Reichenberg on June 14 at

Tosha Punches
youth@explorationstation.org
Phone: 473-1421
http://explorationstation.org

Exploration Station
867 Ramona Ave.
Grover Beach

Cost: $3, $2 for kids and adults

Recreation

THE CITY OF SANTA MARIA
June 14 (10 a.m.)

Recreation and Parks Department offers a free community walk June 14 at

Santa Maria Recreation and Parks Department
dsmitherman@ci.santa-maria.ca.us
Phone: 925-0951, Ext. 263
http://ci.santa-maria.ca.us/losfloresranchpark.shtml

Los Flores Ranch Park
Santa Maria

THE GUADALUPE-NIPOMO DUNES CENTER
June 14 (6:30 to 8:30 p.m.)

holds a "Summer Solstice" sunset hike on June 14 from

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

Oso Flaco Lake State Park
Oso Flaco Lake Road
Nipomo

Learning

ATTACK OF THE INVASIVE SPECIES
ATTACK OF THE INVASIVE SPECIES
Worth The Drive
June 14 (1 to 3 p.m.)

will feature Deputy Ag Commissioner Marc Lea discussing identification of the most prevalent and damaging invasive plants and insects in the County and share how you can help stop their spread on June 14 from

San Luis Obispo Botanical Garden
3450 Dairy Creek Road
SLO 93405

Cost: $10, for $5 members

Art

THE LOS PADRES ARTIST GUILD GARDEN AND STUDIO TOUR
June 14 (10 a.m. to 5 p.m.)

features 8 studio, over 30 artists, and various kinds of fine art on June 14 from

934-3433
Phone: lospadresartistguild.com

Santa Maria Valley

Cost: $10 for tour book, admits two