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November 25 - December 2

Dance Lessons

MONDAY NIGHT LINE DANCING!
November 26 (7:15 p.m.)

teaches how to gain confidence with many of the basic steps by learning the process of linking the steps together to form the dance.  Line dancing 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! Meets Mondays with beginners at 6:30 p.m. and intermediate classes at

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

Moose Lodge Family Center
116 West El Camino
Santa Maria 93454

Cost: $6

Spiritual

IN THE COMPANY OF ANGELS CIRCLE
In the Company of Angels
IN THE COMPANY OF ANGELS CIRCLE
November 26 (6 p.m.)

is an ongoing circle of individuals desiring to develop and expand our personal relationship with our angels for divine guidance. Meets Mondays at

Julie Jensen
juliejensenart@yahoo.com
Phone: 202-9349

Unity Chapel of Light
1165 Stubblefield Road
Orcutt 93455

Special Events

THE SANTA BARBARA DANCE ALLIANCE
Worth The Drive
November 29 (6:30 p.m.)

presents the "Santa Barbara Dance Alliance Fall/Spring 2012-2013 Scholarship Awards Ceremony and Holiday Party" on Nov. 29 at

Phone: 966-6950
http://sbdancealliance.org

The Loft
48 Helena St.
Santa Barbara , CA

Health

CRUCIFIED LIFE CHURCH
November 29 (Call for appointment)

will host Life Line Screening for stroke and osteoporosis on Nov. 29.

jreizes@llsa.com
Phone: 1-877-237-1287
http://lifelinescreening.com

Crucified Life Church
109 W. Fesler St.
Santa Maria , CA

Cost: $149

Special Events

12TH ANNUAL HOLIDAY HARMONY
November 30 (5:30 to 8 p.m.)

by The City of Pismo Beach Recreation Division & Beach Bum Holiday Rentals is a celebration on Nov. 30 including fresh snow, bounce houses, crafts, music, and cookie decorating. In addition, kids will have the chance to visit and take a picture with Santa! The Downtown Tree Lighting ceremony will take place at 6 p.m. at the end of the Pier. Families are invited to follow Santa, who will be riding in the Pismo Beach antique fire truck, and stroll down to the ceremony. Immediately following the tree lighting, the Light up Pismo Beach will commence when Santa illuminates miles of strands of holiday lights strung through downtown Pismo Beach! The event is free to the public and will take place from

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

Downtown Pismo Beach
Dolliver and Pomeroy
Pismo Beach 93449

Cost: Free

THE PEOPLE FOR LEISURE AND YOUTH, INC.
November 30 (5:30 to 7 p.m.)

or (PLAY, Inc.) and the Santa Maria Recreation and Parks Department are raising funds for Santa Maria's first Christmas Tree at City Hall. If all funds are raised there will be a grand illumination ceremony on Nov. 30 from

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

Santa Maria City Hall
Broadway and Cook
Santa Maria , CA

TRANSITIONS MENTAL HEALTH ASSOCIATION
Worth The Drive
November 30 (2 to 5:30 p.m.)

presents "Growing Grounds Downtown Open House" featuring refreshements, door prizes, poinsettias, and handmade wreath demonstrations Nov. 30 from

Phone: 540-6500
http://t-mha.org

Growing Grounds Downtown
956 Chorro St.
SLO , CA

Special Events

GINGER AROUND THE WORLD AT BEDFORD WINERY
Ginger, fresh and dried, has been used for over 5000 years
GINGER AROUND THE WORLD AT BEDFORD WINERY
Worth The Drive
December 1 (2 to 5 p.m.)

will add a little spice to your holiday season and with an afternoon of culinary excitement featuring the spice ginger. Aromatic, pungent and spicy, ginger adds a special flavor and zest to any dish. The Bedford Kitchen Crew will be applying ginger, fresh and dried, to a plethora of dishes from around the world from old favorites like curries and roast pork with ginger preserves to new creations like ginger ice cream & gingerbread trifle. Bedford wines will be served at the event on Dec. 1 from

Helen Daniels
tastingroom@bedfordwinery.com
Phone: 344-2107
http://bedfordwinery.com

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

Cost: $20

Concerts

CAL POLY'S
CAL POLY'S
Worth The Drive
December 1 (8 p.m.)

Polyphonics, The University Singers, and the Early Music Ensemble present "A Christmas Celebration" concert on Dec. 1 at

Ticket Box Office
pac.calpoly@gmail.com
Phone: 756-4849
http://pacslo.org

Cohan Center
1 Grand Ave.
SLO 93407

Cost: $12 to $14, $9 and $12 for seniors and students

THE SANTA BARBARA MUSIC CLUB
Worth The Drive
December 1 (3 p.m.)

presents a concert featuring musicians Emma Lou Diemer, Philip Ficsor, Per Elmfors, Betty Oberacker, and the Westmont Chamber Singers performing works by Emma Lou Diemer, Johannes Brahms, and holiday favorites on Dec. 1 at

mgilbertsb@gmail.com
Phone: 969-7183

First Congregational Church
2101 State St.
Santa Barbara

Cost: Free

Kids and Family

THE CITY OF SANTA MARIA
December 1 (4 to 9 p.m.)

Recreation and Parks Department and the People for Leisure and Youth, Inc. present a Holiday Traditions in Town Square event featuring food, arts and crafts, Santa, carolers, and more on Dec. 1 from

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

Hobbs Civic Center
Cook St. and Broadway
Santa Maria , CA

THE SANTA MARIA VALLEY DISCOVERY MUSEUM
December 1 (11 a.m. to 5 p.m.)

presents "Mighty Machines" featuring interactive vehicles of many styles and functions on Dec. 1 from

Santa Maria Valley Discovery Museum
kelly@smvdiscoverymuseum.org
Phone: 928-8414
http://smvdiscoverymuseum.org

Santa Maria Valley Discovery Museum
705 S. McClelland
Santa Maria

THE TOY ZOO
December 1 (11 a.m. to noon)

hosts a kids' concert featuring Nina Ryne and Jan Grigsby featuring storytelling, sing-a-longs, and a performance by kids on Dec. 1 from

Phone: 352-0123

Toy Zoo
1930 S. Broadway
Santa Maria , CA

Recreation

GO KART FUN DAY
GO KART FUN DAY
Worth The Drive
December 1 (9 a.m. to 3 p.m.)

Santa Maria Karting Association is excited to open its gates to the public for a fun day and membership drive featuring go kart rides and free food on Dec. 1 from

Adam Verlengiere
santamariakarting@gmai.com
Phone: 478-4199
http://smka.org

Santa Maria Kart Track
South Blosser Road
Santa Maria 93455

Concerts

"THREE WEEKS BEFORE CHRISTMAS"
Celebration Chorus
"THREE WEEKS BEFORE CHRISTMAS"
December 2 (2 p.m.)

invites the community to enjoy the holiday spirit with the joyful sounds of the Celebration and Gold Coast Choruses. "Three Weeks Before Christmas" will be presented on Dec. 2 at

Donna Long
Phone: 473-1664

United Methodist Church
275 N. Halcyon
Arroyo Grande 93420

Cost: $10

THE LOMPOC POPS ORCHESTRA
The Lompoc Pops Orchestra
THE LOMPOC POPS ORCHESTRA
December 2 (4:30 p.m.)

presents a concert of holiday favorites on Dec. 2 at

Lompoc Pops Orchestra
connieatthepops@aol.com
Phone: 735-6463

First United Methodist Church
925 North F St.
Lompoc

Cost: $15, $5 for students

Learning

THE SANTA BARBARA MUSEUM OF ART
Worth The Drive
December 2 (2:30 p.m.)

presents "A Taste for Business and the Business of Taste: A Collector and his Dealer in Late-Ming China" by Timothy Brook on Dec. 2 at

Santa Barbara Museum of Art
kcarl@sbma.net
Phone: 884-6430
http://sbma.net

Santa Barbara Museum of Art
1130 State St.
Santa Barbara

Cost: $10, $6 for seniors, free for members and students