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Santa Maria Sun / Calendar Events

October 27 - November 3

Special Events

CHRISTMAS BAZAAR
October 27 (9 a.m. to 3 p.m.)

by Newcomers of Santa Maria Valley features a number of vendors and crafters displaying gift and craft items for your early Christmas shopping pleasure on Oct. 27 from

Joyce Ashpole
Phone: 349-8976

Masonic Lodge
700 Lakeview Road
Santa Maria 93354

Cost: Free

BANQUET OF DELIGHT: TASTE OF PORTUGAL
Worth The Drive
October 27 (5 to 8 p.m.)

is the annual fundraiser dinner for the Mahakankala Buddhist Center featuring a Portuguese themed meal in honor of next year's Fall Festival in Portugal with our Spiritual Teacher, Geshe Kelsang Gyatso. The event is Oct. 27 from

Admin Director
info@meditationinsantabarbara.org
Phone: 563-6000
http://meditationinsantabarbara.org/a-taste-of-portugal

Mahakankala Buddhist Center
508 Brinkerhoff Ave.
Santa Barbara 93101

Cost: $30

LOCAL HOMEBASED BUSINESS VENDOR SHOW
Worth The Drive
October 27 (9 a.m. to 3 p.m.)

is a day of easy shopping featuring a variety of booths to look at if you like makeup, jewelry, bags, cooking, handmade goods, or succulents on Oct. 27 from

Hesperian Masonic Lodge
700 Lakeview Road
Santa Maria

Concerts

THE SAN LUIS CHAMBER ORCHESTRA
October 27 (8 .m.)

presents a concert featuring a performance of Beethoven's Symphony No. 7 and Robert Schumann's Concert for Piano and Orchestra with soloist Ann Lucas on Oct. 27 at

Phone: 528-7759
http://sanluischamberorchestra.org

First United Methodist Church
331 South Broadway
Santa Maria , CA

Cost: Suggested donation of $10

TIME AND THE WINDS
Worth The Drive
October 27 (3 to 5 p.m.)

Time has been a major subject of religion, philosophy, and science, but defining it has consistently eluded the greatest scholars. Our opening concert explores the concept of time through the minds of some of our most exceptional wind orchestra composers. Conductor/composer Dr. Gary Gilroy will guest conduct one of his most poignant compositions on Oct. 27 from

Mikele Hushing-Kline
mikele@slowinds.org
Phone: 952-5063
http://slowinds.org

Cuesta College Cultural and Performing Arts Center
Highway 1
SLO 93403

Cost: $15, $12 students/seniors

Kids and Family

PUMPKINS ON THE PIER
Worth The Drive
October 27 (10 a.m. to 1 p.m.)

is a free Halloween celebration titled "Pumpkins on the Pier" featuring the "Ninth Annual Trick or Treat Extravaganza," a costume contest, bounce house, face painting, small carnival games, and pumpkin decorating on Oct. 27 from

Colleen Ghiglia
cghiglia@pismobeach.org
Phone: 773-7063

Pismo Beach Pier
Pismo Beach 93449

Cost: Free

Learning

PHOTOGRAPHY CLASSES
PHOTOGRAPHY CLASSES
Worth The Drive
October 27 (9 a.m.)

teach manual functions of your digital camera, as well as composition, lighting, and much more on Oct. 27 at

Adam Paine
info@prophotoslo.com
Phone: 801-0544
http://prophotoslo.com

Pro Photo
956 Walnut St.
SLO 93401

Cost: $89

Clubs and Meetings

CENTRAL COAST VIETNAM VETERANS OF AMERICA
October 27 (11 a.m.)

Chapter 982 holds its monthly meetings the last Saturday of each month at

Henry Alfaro
Phone: 233-2201

Mary Van Buren School
3312 Bishop
Guadalupe

Special Events

MID STATE SCARE HAUNTED HOUSE
The cental coast's favorite haunted house!
MID STATE SCARE HAUNTED HOUSE
Worth The Drive
October 28 (7 to 11 p.m.)

presents a fun and frightening Halloween tradition with two different events on seperate nights: "ZOMBIE APOCALYPSE!" and "SCREAM IN THE DARK" through Oct. 31 on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays from

info@midstatescare.com
http://midstatescare.com

Mid State Scare
1106 E. Grand Ave.
Arroyo Grande 93420

Cost: $10

3RD ANNUAL SANTA BARBARA CHOWDER FEST
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3RD ANNUAL SANTA BARBARA CHOWDER FEST
Worth The Drive
October 28 (noon to 4 p.m.)

by Food and Home Magazine allows attendees to sample delectable chowders as they vie for Chowder Champ and the coveted People's Choice Award. Iron Chef Cat Cora will be on hand to judge. This fun tasting event includes fabulous wine from Santa Barbara County wineries, delicious brews from various local microbreweries, and a sampling of French truffles, Vermont's finest cheese, and other goodies on Oct. 28 from

Niki Richardson
nrichardson@lafsbc.org
Phone: 963-6754, Ext. 109
http://sbchowderfest.com

Montecito Country Club
920 Summit Road
Santa Barbara 93108

Cost: $65

Stage

THE POETIC JUSTICE PROJECT,
October 28 (2 p.m.)

thanks to the generosity of The Fund For Santa Barbara and the McCune Foundation, presents a free community performance of The Exonerated on Oct. 28 at

Deborah Tobola
deborah@poeticjusticeproject.org
Phone: 264-5463
http://poeticjusticeproject.org

Elwin Mussell Senior Center
510 E. Park
Santa Maria 93454

Cost: Free

Dance Lessons

MONDAY NIGHT LINE DANCING
Ongoing
October 29 (7 to 9 p.m.)

teaches modern, urban sophistication, swing syncopations, flowing waltz, nightclub rhythms, and some latin flavor. It's fun, great exercise, and it will free the dancer in you! No partner needed, perfect for singles. Beginners welcome on Mondays from

Vanessa Robertson
vanrobertson@verizon.net
Phone: 310-1827

Moose Lodge Family Center
116 West El Camino
Santa Maria 93454

Cost: $6

Learning

UC SANTA BARBARA
Worth The Drive
October 29 (7 p.m.)

presents historian Michael D. Gordin with his lecture "The Pseudoscience Wars" for the Lawrence Badash Memorial Lecture on Oct. 29 at

UC Santa Barbara
pmccray@history.ucsb.edu
Phone: 893-2191
http://history.ucsb.edu

Loma Pelona Conference Center, UCSB
Santa Barbara

Special Events

FALL FUN FESTIVAL
October 31 (6:30 to 8:30 p.m.)

by Nipomo's City Church featuring bounce houses, game booths, face painting, prizes, candy, and a photo booth on Oct. 31 from

The City Church
640 S. Frontage Road
Nipomo , CA

Concerts

THE ADDAMO TASTING ROOM AND BISTRO
October 31 (5:30 to 8:30 p.m.)

presents "ROCK"tober! Wednesdays featuring a live music and a costume party. Oct. 24 is Rock/Pop Star Night, and Oct. 31 is Fright Night. The concerts are from

Bethany
bethany@addamovineyards.com
Phone: 937-6400

Addamo Tasting Room and Bistro
400 E. Clark
Old Orcutt 93455

Cost: Free

Special Events

COMMUNITY PARTNERS IN CARING
November 1 (Call for times)

holds its 15th annual Volunteer Recognition Luncheon with keynote speaker on Nov. 1.

community@partnersincaring.org
Phone: 925-8000
http://partnersincaring.org

County Club
Santa Maria , CA

Special Events

THE SAN LUIS OBISPO VET CENTER
Worth The Drive
November 3 (2 p.m.)

presents its grand opening event and ribbon cutting ceremony on Nov. 3 at

michiko.riley@va.gov
Phone: (310) 478-3711, Ext. 49947

SLO Vet Center
1070 Southwood Drive
SLO , CA

Concerts

LIONS PEAK TASTING ROOM
LIONS PEAK TASTING ROOM
Worth The Drive
November 3 (5 to 8 p.m.)

presents Jon Stephen performing Tropical Brazilian Guitar including wine tastings on Nov. 3 from

facebook.com/LionsPeakVineyards
Phone: 693-5466
http://lionspeakwine.com/html/tasting_room.html

Lions Peak Vineyards
1659 Copenhagen
Solvang 93463

Cost: Free

SOFIA TALKVIK
Worth The Drive
November 3 (8 p.m.)

presents a live concert of folk music Nov. 3 at

Phone: 439-2060
http://kreuzbergcalifornia.com

Kreuzberg
870 Monterey St.
SLO

THE PISMO BEACH MARCHING BAND REVIEW
Worth The Drive
November 3 (8:30 a.m.)

sponsored by the Pismo Beach Chamber of Commerce is the 34th annual review of 22 bands from SLO County and the central valley marching and performing on Nov. 3 at

Phone: 773-4382
http://pismochamber.com

Dolliver Street
Pismo Beach , CA

Recreation

EARLY SIGN-UPS FOR SPRING BASEBALL
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EARLY SIGN-UPS FOR SPRING BASEBALL
November 3 (noon to 2 p.m.)

for the Five Cities Youth Baseball 2013 Spring Season will be through Dec. 31 with a sign-up event held at Doc Burnstein's Ice Cream Lab in Arroyo Grande on Nov. 3 from

http://fivecitiesyouthbaseball.com

Doc Burnstein's
114 W. Branch
Arroyo Grande 93420

Cost: $80 per player, $75 for additional sibling