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August 5 - August 12

Stage

THE GREAT AMERICAN MELODRAMA
Worth The Drive
(6 p.m.)

presents its repertory productions of Song of the Canyon Kid and The Shaughraun showing through Sept. 21. Showtimes are Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays at 7 p.m., Saturdays at 3 and 7 p.m., and Sundays at

Great American Melodrama Box Office
info@americanmelodrama.com
Phone: 489-2499

Great American Melodrama
Highway 1
Oceano

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

MOVIES IN THE PARK
(Sundown)

is presented by the Santa Maria Recreation and Parks Department and PLAY Inc. with a screening of The Muppets on Sept. 20 and Hotel Transylvania on Oct. 25.

dsmitherman@cityofsantamaria.org
Phone: 925-0951, Ext. 263
http://cityofsantamaria.org

Pioneer Park
Santa Maria

Cost: Free

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

RON GREEN SOFTBALL
Can You Still Hit?
RON GREEN SOFTBALL
Ongoing
July 28,July 31,August 4,August 7,August 11,August 14,August 18,August 21,August 25,August 28,September 1,September 4,September 8,September 11,September 15,September 18,September 22,September 25(10:30 a.m.)

is a softball day for those over 50 on Mondays and Thursdays at

Ron Green
rgreen1467@hotmail.com
Phone: 264-4448

Haggerman Sports Complex
3300 Skyway Drive
Orcutt 93455

Cost: $1 per day

Art

THE FRAME GALLERY
(10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.)

features the art of Betsy Jones. Also showing are works by Larry Delinger, Barbara Alloway, Larry Kappen, and Rob Fellows. The gallery is open Tuesdays through Saturdays from

photoworks@verizon.net
Phone: 287-9402

The Frame Gallery
1157 East Clark Ave.
Orcutt

THE C GALLERY
(Call for times)

presents the exhibit "Reductions/Formations" showcasing the work of Joseph Knowles and Darlyn Susan Yee through Sept.

connie@thecgallery.com
Phone: 344-3807
http://thecgallery.com

The C Gallery
466 Bell St.
Los Alamos

THE ARTISTS GUILD OF SANTA YNEZ VALLEY
(Call for times)

presents the art of Marilyn Benson showing in the exhibit "Images from Coast to Coast" through Nov. 3.

rrgomez@hwy246.net
Phone: 688-7338

Los Olivos Cafe
2870 Grand Avenue
Los Olivos

DANA ADOBE NIPOMO AMIGOS
(1 to 4 p.m.)

shows the art of Carolyn Leach, Daniel Kuras, Karen Floyd, and Aaron Regez through Sept. 28. The Dana Adobe is open Saturdays and Sundays from

Dana Adobe Nipomo Amigos
dana@danaadobe.org
Phone: 929-5679
http://danaadobe.org

Dana Adobe Nipomo Amigos
671 S. Oakglen Ave.
Nipomo

THE WILDLING MUSEUM
(Call for times)

includes several shows including "Celebrating 50 Years of Wilderness" showing through Dec. "Selections by D.L. Engle" shows through Nov. 3. "Visions of the Night Sky: Artwork by Santa Ynez Valley Third Graders" shows through Sept. 22. The work of local artist Carol Wood Jacksen shows in the Museum Store through Aug. 25.

jessica@wildlingmuseum.org
http://wildlingmuseum.org

The Wildling Museum
1511-B Mission Drive
Solvang

Cost: $5 for adults, $3 for children

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 SANTA BARBARA MUSEUM OF ART
Worth The Drive
(Call for times)

presents the exhibit "Daumier's Salon: A Human Comedy" showing through Oct. 5.

Katrina Carl
kcarl@sbma.net
Phone: 963-4364
http://sbma.net

Santa Barbara Museum of Art
1130 State St.
Santa Barbara

Cost: Admission is $9, $6 for seniors and students

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

Health

PRAISEMOVERS
Ongoing
August 5 (10 to 11:15 a.m.)

is a Christian alternative to Yoga meeting through Aug. 13 on Tuesdays and Wednesdays from

Leslie Marshall
lesliepraisemoves@aol.com
Phone: (760) 672-9628

Central Coast Church
4890 Bethany Drive
Orcutt 93455

Cost: Free

Special Events

SAN LUIS OBISPO MOTHERS FOR PEACE
Worth The Drive
August 6 (7 p.m.)

holds a commemoration of the 69th anniversary of the Hiroshima and Nagasaki bombings on Aug. 6 at

carolehisasue@gmail.com
Phone: 528-7506
http://mothersforpeace.org

Eto Park
Brook Street and South Street
SLO , CA

Learning

THE 2014 LITERACY AND WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT SUMMIT
August 6 (8 a.m. to 4 p.m.)

is a regional community engagement forum on Aug. 6 from

Phone: 922-0329, Ext. 107
http://liveunitedsbc.org

Hotel Corque
Solvang , CA

THE SANTA BARBARA JEWISH FEDERATION
Worth The Drive
August 6 (7 to 9 p.m.)

presents a free class with renowned midwife Mary Jackson titled "Bonding with Your Precious Newborn" on Aug. 6 from

Nancy Friedland
Phone: 957-1115, Ext. 109
http://jewishsantabarbara.org

Bronfman Family Jewish Community Center
524 Chapala St.
Santa Barbara

Health

PRAISEMOVERS
Ongoing
August 6 (10 to 11:15 a.m.)

is a Christian alternative to Yoga meeting through Aug. 13 on Tuesdays and Wednesdays from

Leslie Marshall
lesliepraisemoves@aol.com
Phone: (760) 672-9628

Central Coast Church
4890 Bethany Drive
Orcutt 93455

Cost: Free

Concerts

TEXAS LIGHTS
Worth The Drive
August 7 (Call for times)

performs with openers St. Vincentfolk, and The Spaces Between on Aug. 7.

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

SLO Brewing Company
1110 Garden St.
SLO

Cost: $12, $10 in advance

Health

FREE WELLNESS SCREENINGS
August 7 (1 to 3 p.m.)

at the Luis Oasis Senior Center happens Aug. 7 from

Phone: 937-9750

Luis Oasis Senior Center
420 Soares Ave.
Orcutt

Stage

LEZLIE'S SHOWCASE OF TALENT
August 8 (7 p.m.)

features music, comedy, and dancers of all ages on Aug. 8 at

Phone: 268-5403
http://lezliesshowcaseoftalent.com

The Radisson Hotel
Santa Maria

Cost: $15, $10 for kids

Special Events

ALTRUSA INTERNATIONAL SANTA MARIA
August 9 (5:15 p.m.)

presents a benefit for the Santa Maria Valley Humane Society titled "How Down for the Hounds" on Aug. 9 with doors open at

bbaxter2009@verizon.net
Phone: 937-2526
http://smvhs.org

Veteran's Memorial Hall
Santa Maria , CA

Cost: $45, $25 per dog show entry

AVILA SPAGHETTI DINNER/BINGO NIGHT
August 9 (6 to 9 p.m.)

happens on Aug. 9 from

Mary Foppiano
avilabeachcc@gmail.com
Phone: 627-1997
http://avilabeachcc.com

Avila Beach Community Center
191 San Miguel St.
Avila Beach 93424

Cost: $10, $5 for kids under 10

FRIENDS OF THE NIPOMO LIBRARY
August 9 (9 a.m. to 2 p.m.)

hold an author and book fair including authors Madame Aline and Jenna Johnson on Aug. 9 from

http://jennaelizabethjohnson.com

918 W. Tefft Ave.
Nipomo , CA

NIPOMO LIBRARY FRIENDS FAIR
August 9 (9 a.m. to 2 p.m.)

features authors, shopping, and goodies on Aug 9. from

Nancy Brown
ldbrown2@charter.net
Phone: 929-5911

Nipomo Branch Library
918 Tefft Street
Nipomo 93444

Cost: Free

THE GUADALUPE-NIPOMO DUNES CENTER
August 9 (9 a.m. to 1 p.m.)

holds a Point Sal Overlook hike on Aug. 9 from

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

Point Sal
Santa Maria

Concerts

THE BOOKWORM
August 9 (8 p.m.)

presents an open mic event every second Saturday of the month with featured performer Michael McLaughlin on Aug. 9 at

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

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

Recreation

MISTY MAY VOLLEYBALL CLINIC
August 9 (9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.)

meets on Aug. 9 from

City of Pismo Beach Recreation
jmarsalek@pismobeach.org
Phone: 773-7063
http://dreamingold.com

Wadsworth St. Volleyball Courts
Wadsworth Street
Pismo Beach 93449

Cost: $125

SUMMER BREEZE WALK
August 9 (10 a.m.)

is part of the city's monthly community walk on Aug. 9 at

http://cityofsantamaria.org

Jim May Park
Santa Maria , CA

Learning

"WHERE ARE THE BEARS?"
"WHERE ARE THE BEARS?"
Worth The Drive
August 9 (1 to 3 p.m.)

at the San Luis Obispo Botanical Gardens happens on Aug. 9  from

San Luis Obispo Botanical Garden
http://slobg.org

San Luis Obispo Botanical Garden
3450 Dairy Creek Road
San Luis Obispo 93405

Cost: $5 for members, $10 for non-members

Health

FREE ESSENTIAL OILS WORKSHOP
Free Essential Oils Workshop
FREE ESSENTIAL OILS WORKSHOP
August 9 (2 p.m.)

teaches about the health benefits of oils on Aug. 9 at

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

Yoga for Mankind
130 North Broadway, Suite B
Orcutt 93455

Special Events

SUSTAINABLE SUMMER SOIREE AT HILLIARD BRUCE
Hilliard Bruce Vineyard
SUSTAINABLE SUMMER SOIREE AT HILLIARD BRUCE
August 10 (noon to 3 p.m.)

features wine tasting and sustainability on Aug. 10 from

Daniel Franks
daniel@jarviscommunications.com
Phone: (310) 313-6374
http://hilliardbruce.com/events/sustainable-summer-soiree-at-hilliard-bruce

Hilliard Bruce
2097 Vineyard View Lane
Lompoc 93436

Cost: $20 to $40

Concerts

JIM SCOTT
Worth The Drive
August 10 (7 p.m.)

presents a "Pete Seeger Songfest" concert on Aug. 10 at

Phone: 786-4331
http://uuslo.org

Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of SLO County
2074 Parker St.
SLO

Cost: $10 to $15

Art

 TOWN CENTER GALLERY
August 10 (10 a.m. to 3 p.m.)

artists show their work on Aug. 10 from

youani@aol.com
Phone: 264-6722

The Radisson Hotel
3455 Skyway Dr.
Santa Maria , CA

Clubs and Meetings

CENTRAL COAST FIDDLERS JAM SESSION
August 10 (1:15 p.m.)

invites musicians and dancers on Aug. 10 at

Mike Morgan
schoeckk@msn.com
Phone: 937-2238

South Coast Regional Center
800 Branch St.
Arroyo Grande 93420

Cost: Free

Health

PRAISEMOVERS
Ongoing
August 12 (10 to 11:15 a.m.)

is a Christian alternative to Yoga meeting through Aug. 13 on Tuesdays and Wednesdays from

Leslie Marshall
lesliepraisemoves@aol.com
Phone: (760) 672-9628

Central Coast Church
4890 Bethany Drive
Orcutt 93455

Cost: Free