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August 8 - August 15

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

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

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

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

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

Recreation

RON GREEN SOFTBALL
Can You Still Hit?
RON GREEN SOFTBALL
Ongoing
August 11 (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

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

Special Events

THE SANTA MARIA PUBLIC LIBRARY
August 13 (2 and 5 p.m.)

offers a double feature movie screening including Mary Poppins and Saving Mr. Banks on Aug. 13 at

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

Santa Maria Public Library
421 McClelland St.
Santa Maria 93454

Cost: Free

Learning

VETERANS AFFAIRS OF GREATER LOS ANGELES
August 13 (9 a.m. to 2 p.m.)

Healthcare System is hosting an open house for veterans including information about health care and employers on Aug. 13 from

Phone: (424) 645-9865
http://losangeles.va.gov

Santa Maria CBOC
1550 E. Main St.
Santa Maria , CA

Health

PRAISEMOVERS
Ongoing
August 13 (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

Recreation

RON GREEN SOFTBALL
Can You Still Hit?
RON GREEN SOFTBALL
Ongoing
August 14 (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

Special Events

THE CHAMPION CENTER
August 15 (2 to 5 p.m.)

dedication ceremony happens Aug. 15 from

Phone: 736-7911

The Champion Center
303 S. C St.
Lompoc , CA

NEW BELGIUM BREWING COMPANY
Worth The Drive
August 15 (6:30 to 10 p.m.)

brings its annual film tour on Aug. 15 from

http://newbelgium.com

Chase Palm Park
Santa Barbara , CA

Concerts

WINE DOWN FRIDAY
Wine Down Friday
WINE DOWN FRIDAY
August 15 (6 to 9 p.m.)

includes wine and a live band on Aug. 15 from

Danielle Dally
danielle@cottonwoodcanyon.com
Phone: 937-8463
http://cottonwoodcanyon.com

Cottonwood Canyon Winery
3940 Dominion Road
Santa Maria 93454

Cost: Free admission

Kids and Family

2014 TEXAS BLOWOUT
Texas Blowout
2014 TEXAS BLOWOUT
August 15 (11 a.m. to 4 p.m.)

includes barbecue, games, car show, and silent auctin on Aug. 15 from

Zack Word
zackword1@gmail.com
http://facebook.com/2013TexasBlowout

Cocheo Park
Vandenburg Air Force Base 93437

Cost: $10 to $20