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October 5 - October 12

Special Events

"FORM OVER FUNCTION:
October 5 (7 to 10 p.m.)

is a special benefit event for the Ian M. Hassett Foundation featuring wine, dessert, and a live string quartet performing Oct. 5 from

Phone: 878-1334
http://ianmhassett.com

Costa de Oro Tasting Room
Santa Maria , CA

Cost: $50

AUTUMN ARTS GRAPES AND GRAINS
October 5 (10 a.m. to 4 p.m.)

is a community festival featuring local art, chalk art competition, live music, food, wine, and beer tasting on Oct. 5 from

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

Abel Maldonado Community Youth Center
600 S. McClelland
Santa Maria

CRAFT BAZAAR
Happy Shoppers
CRAFT BAZAAR
October 5 (9 a.m. to 3 p.m.)

by the Lompoc Elks Lodge #2274 features crafts by various local artists and nonprofits on Oct. 5 from

Joyce
Phone: 757-8862

Lompoc Elks Lodge #2274
905 E. Ocean Ave.
Lompoc 93436

Cost: Free

DINNER IN THE DARK
October 5 (5:30 p.m.)

is  benefit event that shows how it is to live as someone in the perpetual darkness called blindness on Oct. 5 at

Arleen
arleenlewis061@verizon.net
Phone: 705-2405

La Purisima Hall
213 West Olive
Lompoc 93436

Cost: $25

THE FILIPINO-AMERICAN HISTORY MONTH DINNER-DANCE CELEBRATION
THE FILIPINO-AMERICAN HISTORY MONTH DINNER-DANCE CELEBRATION
October 5 (5:30 to 11 p.m.)

is a special event that takes place Oct. 5 from

onion55@verizon.net
Phone: 736-3663

Pacific Coast Club
Vandenberg Airforce Base

Cost: $30

THE AVILA BEACH CIVIC ASSOCIATION
Worth The Drive
October 5 (5 and 6:30 p.m.)

presents the 3rd annual Avila Beach Albacore Feed with the menu by chef Pete Kelley Oct. 5 at

avilabeachcc@gmail.com
Phone: 627-1997

AVila Beach Community Center
191 San Miguel St.
Avila Beach

Cost: $20, $10 for children

THE SAN LUIS OBISPO BOTANICAL GARDEN
Worth The Drive
October 5 (10 a.m. to 1 p.m.)

presents its annual Fall benefit plant sale on Oct. 5 from

San Luis Obispo Botanical Garden
3450 Dairy Creek Road
SLO 93405

Concerts

THE SLO SMYPHONY
THE SLO SMYPHONY
October 5 (8 to 10 p.m.)

presents its opening night concert on Oct. 5 from

Lisa Nauful
lisa@slosymphony.com
Phone: 543-3533
http://slosymphony.com

Performing Arts Center
1 Grand Ave.
SLO 93405

Cost: $20 to $75

Kids and Family

THE EXPLORATION STATION
Worth The Drive
October 5 (2 p.m.)

presents a program featuring live turtles from Triple T Turtle Ranch on Oct. 5 at

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

Exploration Station
867 Ramona Ave.
Grover Beach

Cost: $3, $2 for kids and seniors

Recreation

MUDDY MADNESS 2013
October 5 (9 a.m.)

is a "5k Charity Mud Run and Festival" event on Oct. 5 at

http://muddymadness.com

Sky Ranch
650 E. Highway 246
Buellton 93427

THE CITY OF SANTA MARIA
October 5 (11 a.m.)

presents a benefit event for the People for Leisure and Youth, Inc., the inaugural "Catchin' Colors One-Mile Fun Run" on Oct. 5 at

Phone: 925-0951, Ext. 263
http://active.com

Simas Park
600 S. McClelland St.
Santa Maria , CA

Cost: $20 registration

Recreation

NIPOMO NATIVE GARDEN
October 6 (9 a.m. to 2 p.m.)

presents the "Nipomo Native Garden Fall Plant Sale" on Oct. 6 from

Phone: 929-3589

Nipomo Native Garden
Osage Road off of Camino Caballo
Nipomo

PARTNER YOGA
October 6 (4 to 6 p.m.)

is a fun and playful workshop scheduled for Oct. 6 from

Phone: 266-6391
http://treetopyoga.net

Treetop Yoga
2771-C Santa Maria Way
Santa Maria

Cost: $35, $25 for early registration

Learning

UCSB ARTS AND LECTURES
Worth The Drive
October 6 (3 p.m.)

presents photographer Tim Laman and ornithologist Ed Scholes and their multimedia lecture titled "Birds of Paradise: Extreme, Bizarre and Extraordinary" on Oct. 6 at

UCSB Arts and Lectures Box Office
karna.hughes@sa.ucsb.edu
Phone: 893-3535
http://artsandlectures.ucsb.edu

UCSB Campbell Hall
Santa Barbara

Cost: $25, $15 for UCSB students

Spiritual

STAR OF BETHLEHEM LUTHERAN CHURCH
October 6 (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

Learning

COMMUNITY PARTNERS IN CARING
October 7 (9 a.m. to 3 p.m.)

holds a "Volunteer Training" on Oct. 7 from

community@partnersincaring.org
Phone: 737-1976
http://partnersincaring.org

120 E. Jones St., Suite 130
Santa Maria

Learning

WESTMONT COLLEGE
Worth The Drive
October 9 (11 a.m.)

presents former secretary of state Henry Kissinger discussing world events and diplomacy on Oct. 9 beginning with a reception at

scraig@westmont.edu
Phone: 565-7256
http://westmont.edu/kissinger

Coral Casino Beach and Cabana Club
1281 Channel Drive
Santa Barbara , CA

Cost: $1,500

Concerts

AND GRIGGS
October 10 (7:30 p.m.)

performs a solo acoustic concert on Oct. 10 at

krazdj@gmail.com
Phone: 691-9663
http://ranchandreataroadhouse.com

Ranch and Reata Roadhouse
3569 Sagunto St.
Santa Ynez , CA

Cost: $25 to $30

Learning

OLYMPUS
Worth The Drive
October 10 (3:45 to 5:15 p.m.)

presents photojournalist and travel photographer David H. Wells on Oct. 10 from

info@lightworkshops.com
Phone: 528-7385
http://californiaphotofestival.com

Embassy Suites
333 Madonna Road
SLO , CA

WESTMONT COLLEGE
Worth The Drive
October 10 (3:30 to 5 p.m.)

presents Robin Jensen and his talk "Baptismal Imagery in Art and Architecture" on Oct. 10 from

Phone: 565-6051
http://Darling Foundation Lecture Hall, Westmont College

955 La Paz Road
Santa Barbara
, CA

Special Events

TREETOP YOGA ANNIVERSARY OPEN HOUSE
October 11 (5 to 7 p.m.)

invites all to come celebrate with staff and students Oct. 11 from

Phone: 266-6391
http://treetopyoga.net

Treetop Yoga
2771-C Santa Maria Way
Santa Maria

THE SAN LUIS OBISPO CHILDREN'S MUSEUM
Worth The Drive
October 11 (5:30 p.m.)

presents its annual benefit event titled "Adventures in Wonderland" featuring food, drink, and entertainment on Oct. 11 at

Phone: 545-5874
http://slocm.org

Madonna Inn, Venetian Room
SLO , CA

Concerts

"RHYTHM OF THE RAILROADS"
Worth The Drive
October 11 (7:30 p.m.)

is part of the Central Coast Railroad Festival and features live music by David Holt and screenings of footage by Robert Van Camp on Oct. 11 at

http://ccrrf.com

Fremont Theater
SLO , CA

BRAZILIAN MUSIC INVASION
Worth The Drive
October 11 (10 p.m.)

featuring Grupo Cupim do Samba, Natalie Aley and New Cycle, and Gio Castilhos and Jeff Lima on Oct. 11 at

Brasil Arts Cafe
1230 State St.
Santa Barbara , CA

Special Events

PLANTS OF THE SALINAN TRIBE
October 12 (1 to 3 p.m.)

features Salinan Tribal member Patti Dutton explaining the plants her tribe used for food, medicine, and everyday items on Oct. 12 from $5 for members/$10 non-members. Followed at 2 PM by a free docent-led tour of the Garden. More information at slobg.org/salinan-ethnobotany.

San Luis Obispo Botanical Garden
3450 Dairy Creek Road
SLO 93405

Cost: $10, $5 for members

SOLVANG FAERIEFEST
Faeries come together for Faeriefest 2013
SOLVANG FAERIEFEST
October 12 (10 a.m. to 6 p.m.)

features art, music, and fantasy on Oct. 12 from

Clau Orona
info@solvangfestival.com
Phone: 794-8958
http://solvangfestival.com

Solvang Park
Corner of Mission and First St.
Solvang 93463

Cost: 0-20 dollars

THE SANTA MARIA A'S
October 12 (10 a.m. to 3 p.m.)

presents the "Third Annual Central Coast Year End Model A Roundup" on Oct. 12 from

Phone: 598-8133

Private residence
Orcutt , CA

Cost: $5

THE SPECIAL OLYMPICS OF SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA
THE SPECIAL OLYMPICS OF SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA
October 12 (10 a.m.)

invites volunteers and spectators with featured sports including sports, soccer, softball, and Tennis on Oct. 12 at

Michelle Duke
mduke@sosc.org
http://specialolympicssb.org

Hagerman Sports Complex
Santa Maria

CARMEN BY GEORGES BIZET
Carmen, painting by David Kreitzer
CARMEN BY GEORGES BIZET
Worth The Drive
October 12 (7 to 10:30 p.m.)

is a live operatic tale of love, jealousy, and betrayal on Oct. 12 from

Brian Asher Alhadeff
operaslo@sbcglobal.net
Phone: 541-5369
http://operaslo.org

Performing Arts Center
1 Grand Avenue
SLO 93407

Cost: $10 to $75

PENNY'S ALL AMERICAN CAFE 7TH ANNUAL BREAST CANCER BENEFIT
Worth The Drive
October 12 (5 p.m.)

is a fundraiser and dinner dance party on Oct. 12 at

Penny Rodriguez
ryerodriguez@yahoo.com
Phone: 773-3776
http://pennysallamerican.com

Pismo Vets Hall
780 Bello St.
Pismo Beach 93449

Cost: $45

THE SAN LUIS OBISPO RAILROAD MUSEUM GRAND OPENING
Worth The Drive
October 12 (Call for times)

features the new museum at the SLO Freight House featuring dedications, ceremonies, operating model railroads and railroad motercars, historical displays, music, kid's activities, lectures, and tours on Oct. 12.

director@ccrrf.com
Phone: 773-4173
http://slorrm.com

SLO Railroad Museum
SLO , CA

Concerts

CREATIVE JUICES
October 12 (6:30 to 9:30 p.m.)

features a performance by the band Calo on Oct. 12 from

Phone: 219-0518
http://creativejuiceslounge.com

Creative Juices Lounge
874 Guadalupe St.
Guadalupe

FRANKIE FUCHS
Worth The Drive
October 12 (10:30 a.m.)

will be performing some songs of Woody Guthrie on Oct. 12 at

http://ccrrf.com

San Luis Obispo Public Library
SLO , CA

Learning

SISTERS IN CRIME
Worth The Drive
October 12 (10:30 a.m. to noon)

holds an author event featuring Odell Lee, author of "The Formative Years of an African American Spy" on Oct. 12 from

Sisters in Crime
suemcginty@aol.com
Phone: 528-7155

GALA Center
1060 Palm St.
SLO

Health

PRENATAL YOGA
October 12 (10:30 a.m.)

meets at Yoga For Mankind Oct 12 at

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

Yoga for Mankind Studio
130 North Broadway, Stuite B
Old Orcutt 93455

Cost: $11