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Santa Maria Sun / Calendar Events

August 26 - September 2

Stage

PCPA THEATERFEST
(Call for times)

presents its production of 36 Views showing through Sept. 28.

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

Severson, Allan Hancock College
800 S. College
Santa Maria

Cost: $29.50 to $37.50

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

Dance Lessons

EVERYBODY CAN DANCE STUDIO
(Call for times.)

includes a Youth Dance Team class for ages 7 through 14 as well as dance classes for all ages both beginning Aug. 18 and running through Dec. 19.

Phone: 937-6753

Everybody Can Dance Studio
800 S. Broadway
Santa Maria

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

GALLERY LOS OLIVOS
(Call for times)

presents "The Vineyard Series: an Inspired Exhibit of Unique Textile Art" by Belinda Hart showing through Oct. 1. The exhibit "Bronze, Wood, and Stone" features the sculptures of Larry R. Rankin showing through Sept. 30.

rrgomez@hwy246.net
Phone: 688-7338
http://gallerylosolivos.com

Gallery Los Olivos
2920 Grand Ave.
Los Olivos

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

THE SAN LUIS OBISPO MUSEUM OF ART
Worth The Drive
(Call for times)

presents the exhibit "Spirit Animals" by The Painters Group showing through Sept. 28. "Faces and Facets" by Pat Cairns shows through Sept. 28. "Dimensions" shows through Oct. 12.

San Luis Obispo Museum of Art
mjohnston@sloma.org
Phone: 543-8562
http://sloma.org

San Luis Obispo Museum of Art
1010 Broad St.
SLO

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

SANTA MARIA TOASTMASTERS CLUB #89
(7-8:30 p.m.)

is a public speaking practice group meeting Tuesdays from

Susan Friesen
susanlynettefriesen@gmail.com
Phone: 714-2037

Bethel Lutheran Church
624 E. Camino Colegio
Santa Maria 93454

Cost: free first 3 visits

Learning

MANUFACTURERS ASSOCIATION
August 26 (7:30 to 11 a.m.)

holds a field tour at Santa Maria Energy on Aug. 26 from

Phone: 925-2403, Ext. 817

Santa Maria Energy Office
2811 Airpark Drive
Santa Maria

Learning

THE HEALTH INSURANCE COUNSELING AND ADVOCACY PROGRAM (HICAP)
August 28 (1 p.m.)

sponsors a free seminar titled "Understanding Medicare" on Aug. 28 at

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

Luis Oasis Senior Center
420 Soares Ave.
Orcutt

Clubs and Meetings

THE LEAGUE OF WOMEN VOTERS
August 28 (Call for times)

is forming a boo club. Books and topics will be discussed at the first meeting on Aug. 28.

Phone: 878-7275

Cafe Noir
1555 S. Broadway
Santa Maria , CA

Special Events

SANFORD WINERY AND VINEYARDS
August 29 (10 a.m.)

presents its last Friday Night Wine Down of the Summer season on Aug. 29 from

lesley@sanfordwinery.com
Phone: 735-5900, Ext. 8

Sanford Winery and Vineyards
5010 Santa Rosa Road
Lompoc

Special Events

GRAPE BALLS OF FIRE
Susie Glaze and HiLonesome Band at WINO Radio Show in Los Alamos
GRAPE BALLS OF FIRE
August 30 (5:30 to 9 p.m.)

is Bedford Winery's W.I.N.O. Radio Dinner Show event including live music, skits, and more on Aug. 30 from

Helen Daniels
tastingroom@bedfordwinery.com
Phone: 344-2107
http://bedfordwinery.com/?page_id=9

Bedford Winery Tasting Room and Courtyard
448 Bell St.
Los Alamos 93440

Cost: $55, $45 for members

Nightlife

"COOK YOUR OWN" EVENT
Cook Your Own
"COOK YOUR OWN" EVENT
August 30 (6 to 9 p.m.)

includes wine, live music, potluck, and barbecue dinner on Aug. 30 from

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

Cottonwood Canyon Vineyard & Winery
3940 Dominion Road
Santa Maria 93454

Cost: $15, $12 for members

Art

TRIED AND TRUE TATTOO
Artists Robert Pesina and Natasha Erickson stand with their apprentices Willow and Colin. The shop celebrates its 10th year of business in Arroyo Grande on Saturday August 30th, from 4 pm to 7 pm. There will be food, drinks, an art show, and raffles.
TRIED AND TRUE TATTOO
Worth The Drive
August 30 (4 to 7 p.m.)

holds a ten year anniversary and open house event including food, drink, an art show, and raffles on Aug. 30 from

Robert Pesina
triedandtruetattoo@ymail.com
Phone: 904-6644
http://triedandtruetattoo.net

Tried and True Tattoo
1037 East Grand Ave.
Arroyo Grande 93420

Cost: Free

Concerts

POPS BY THE SEA
POPS BY THE SEA
POPS BY THE SEA
Worth The Drive
August 31 (2:30 p.m.)

featuring Jon Anderson of Yes singing with the SLO Symphony on Aug. 31 with gates open at

San Luis Obispo Symphony
staff@slosymphony.com
Phone: 543-3533
http://slosymphony.org

Avila Beach Golf Resort
6464 Ana Bay Road
Avila Beach 93424

Cost: $15 to $90, $5 for kids

Kids and Family

ALTRUSA INTERNATIONAL OF THE CENTRAL COAST
August 31 (1 to 3 p.m.)

presents the annual "Festival of Books" giving free books to adults and kids Aug. 31 from

Phone: 448-6268

Santa Maria Town Center East, second level
Main Street and Broadway
Santa Maria

Cost: Free

Special Events

FIRST ANNUAL SANTA MARIA VALLEY UNION PICNIC
September 1 (noon to 5 p.m.)

is a Labor Day Celebration on Sept. 1 from

Mark James Miller
mark@pfaofahc.com
Phone: 352-0145
http://pfapfahc.com

Pioneer Park
1000 W. Foster Road
Santa Maria 93455

Cost: Free

Clubs and Meetings

THE LOMPOC VALLEY ART ASSOCIATION
September 2 (6:30 p.m.)

holds a meeting featuring guest artist Zoe Nathan on Sept. 2 at

gourddiva@verizon.net
Phone: 735-7329

Stone Pine Hall
210 H St.
Lompoc