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Santa Maria Sun / Calendar Events

September 5 - September 12

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

SANTA MARIA COIN CLUB
(7 p.m.)

holds its monthly meeting every third Wednesday of the month at

Santa Maria Coin Club
Phone: 937-1250

Edward Community Center
809 Panther Drive
Santa Maria

SANTA MARIA MEN'S CLUB
(8:30 a.m.)

meets for breakfast and a guest speaker the second Tuesday of each month at

Santa Maria Men's Club
atdulaney@comcast.net
Phone: 937-1499, 937-0355

Ambrosia Restaurant
122 E. Boone St.
Santa Maria

Spiritual

FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH
(7 p.m.)

holds "iCharge" Bible study on Wednesdays at

First Baptist Church
secretary@fbcsantamaria.com
Phone: 937-8405
http://fbcsantamaria.com

First Baptist Church
2970 Santa Maria Way
Santa Maria

Cost: Free

Special Events

THE "ODE TO TOMATOES"
Worth The Drive
September 5 (noon)

is a culinary happening on Sept. 5 at

Phone: 595-7302

Sycamore Mineral Springs Resort
1215 Avila Beach Drive
SLO , CA

Recreation

SANTA MARIA CITY MEET 5K TRAIL RUN
September 5 (4 p.m.)

hosted by St. Joseph High School features free BBQ by the St. Joes' High School Track Team for participants in the run on Sept. 5 at

luisescobar150@gmail.com
http://smvos.org

Rich Ranch Open Space
Orcutt , CA

Special Events

THE CITY OF SANTA MARIA
September 6 (6 to 9 p.m.)

presents "Tastes of Mexico" featuring authentic Mexican food and fun on Sept. 6 from

dsmitherman@ci.santa-maria.ca.us
Phone: 925-0951, Ext. 263
http://ci.santa-maria.ca.us

Veterans' Memorial Community Center
313 West Tunnell St.
Santa Maria

Cost: $30, $25 for four or more

Special Events

ALTRUSA OF THE CENTRAL COAST
September 7 (11 a.m.)

presents a "Dog Day Afternoon" event featuring author Destry Ramey and her book about pugs, dog trainers, and a dog toy making session on Sept. 7 at

alvinjd34@verizon.net
Phone: 937-0222

Orcutt Public Library
175 S. Broadway
Orcutt

THE SAN LORENZO FOUNDATION
September 7 (4:30 to 10 p.m.)

holds it's annual fundraiser and gala event on Sept. 7 from

Phone: 688-0322
http://sanlorenzofoundation.org

San Lorenzo Seminary
1802 Sky Drive
Santa Ynez , CA

Cost: $75

Learning

CENTRAL COAST GYMNASTICS
Worth The Drive
September 7 (3 to 5 p.m.)

presents guest speaker Karyn Lutes and her talk "5 Truths About Attention, Reading, Behavior, Communication, and Learning Problems" on Sept. 7 from

info@thespeechandlearningcoach.com
Phone: 474-1144

Central Coast Gymnastics
21 Zaca Lane
SLO , CA

Cost: $10

Clubs and Meetings

THE SAN LUIS OBISPO COUNTY GENEALOGICAL SOCIETY
September 7 (8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.)

meets featuring a "Google search strategies for common surnames" class on Sept. 7 from

San Luis Obispo County Genealogical Society
janelletp@charter.net
Phone: 785-0383
http://slocgs.org

IOOF Hall
520 Dana St.
SLO

Special Events

TASTE OF THE TOWN
September 8 (noon)

celebrates its 32nd year on Sept. 8 at

Riviera Park Garden
2030 Alameda Padre Serra
Santa Barbara 93105

Cost: $125

ALLAN HANCOCK COLLEGE CHEERLEADING
Get your glam on like Penelope Cruz....and shop!
ALLAN HANCOCK COLLEGE CHEERLEADING
Worth The Drive
September 8 (11 a.m. to 2 p.m.)

holds a benefit event featuring shopping and food on Sept. 8 from

Ann Cooper
hanncooper@yahoo.com
Phone: 264-2465

Fundraiser
400 Clark
Orcutt 93455

JUST COMMUNITIES
Worth The Drive
September 8 (2 to 5 p.m.)

presents a benefit event titled "Just Desserts" on Sept. 8 from

Phone: 966-2063
http://just-communities.org

Antioch University
602 Anacapa St.
Santa Barbara , CA

Cost: $55

Spiritual

STAR OF BETHLEHEM LUTHERAN CHURCH
September 8 (10 a.m.)

offers worship services Sundays at 10 a.m. with Sunday school at 9 a.mAn adult Bible study is Thursday at.

Phone: 937-0339

Star of Bethlehem Lutheran Church
4465 S. Blosser Road
Santa Maria

Special Events

THE SLO BOTANICAL GARDEN
THE SLO BOTANICAL GARDEN
September 9 (5:30 to 8 p.m.)

presents Seattle-based ethnobotanist and author Melany Vorass Herrera for a special evening presentation on how to identify and gather some of the most common edible weeds on Sept. 9 from

San Luis Obispo Botanical Garden
3450 Dairy Creek Road
SLO 93405

Cost: $10, $5 for members

Learning

A COMMUNITY NEEDS WORKSHOP
September 9 (5:30 p.m.)

the Block Grants Advisory Committee of the City of Santa Maria is holding a public workshop on Sept. 9 at

Phone: 925-0951, Ext. 118

Santa Maria Public Library
421 S. McClelland
Santa Maria

Learning

EDITOR LAURIE GIBSON
September 10 (7 to 8:30 p.m.)

presents a "Book Publishing 1-2-3: From the Writer's Fingers to the Readers' Hands" workshop on Sept. 10 from

eaglet5223@mypacks.net
Phone: (831) 646-4507

Santa Maria Inn
801 S. Broadway
Santa Maria , CA

Cost: $20

Concerts

MATTHEW ZELTZER
Worth The Drive
September 12 (10 p.m.)

performs a live concert Sept. 12 at

Phone: 540-5243
http://lunaredslo.com

Luna Red
1009 Monterey St.
SLO , CA