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December 7 - December 14

Special Events

LOS ALAMOS HOLIDAY STROLL
December 8 (5 to 8 p.m.)

The public is invited to attend the Los Alamos Holiday Stroll festivities celebrating the season with carolers, treats, the community tree lighting, and a bonfire with complimentary marshmallows on Dec. 8 from

Jennifer Scarano
jenniferscarano@gmail.com
http://losalamosvalley.org

Los Alamos

Cost: Free

VICTORIAN CHRISTMAS BALL
Victorian Christmas Ball
VICTORIAN CHRISTMAS BALL
December 8 (6 to 10:30 p.m.)

is an evening of dancing and refreshment, under the twinkle lights and Christmas decorations where men, women and children are encouraged to dress in the Victorian Christmas Era (1837-1901).The  Foggy Bay String Band will perform for the dance. All proceeds will benefit Royal Family KIDS of Santa Maria. Come join the fun and help support local foster children in our area at the event on Dec. 8 from

Diane Rae
santamariarfkc@gmail.com
Phone: 264-0731

Veteran's Memorial Community Center
313 West Tunnell Street
Santa Maria 93454

Cost: $16,$12, and $6

DUDLEYAS OF CALIFORNIA
Worth The Drive
December 8 (1 to 3 p.m.)

by Stephen McCabe of UCSC Arboretum features the diversity of California native succulents followed by a docent led tour of the SLO Botanical Garden at 2 p.m. This visually stunning presentation will leave you informed and inspired on Dec. 8 from

Lindsey Collinsworth
education@slobg.org
Phone: 541-1400
http://slobg.org

San Luis Obispo Botanical Garden
3450 Dairy Creek Road
SLO 93405

THE JEWISH FEDERATION OF GREATER SANTA BARBARA
Worth The Drive
December 8 (8 p.m. to midnight)

presents the 6th annual Vodka Latke Chanukah Party on Dec. 8 from

mwitt@sbjf.org
Phone: 957-1115, Ext. 107
http://jewishsantabarbara.org

The Loft
48 Helena Ave.
Santa Barbara

Cost: $25

Concerts

SLO WIND ORCHESTRA
SLO WIND ORCHESTRA
Worth The Drive
December 8 (3 p.m.)

presents its holiday concert "Chanson For Christmas" featuring beautiful wind orchestra arrangements of familiar tunes and the traditional audience sing-along on Dec. 8 at

Shannon McNeely
publicity@slowinds.org
Phone: 456-3333
http://slowinds.org

SLO United Methodist Church
1515 Fredericks St.
SLO 93405

Cost: $15 to $12

Kids and Family

WINTER WONDERFUL CARNIVAL AND CRAFT FAIR
December 8 (11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.)

by the Nipomo Elementary School will feature free games, food, live entertainment, pictures with Santa, a snow field, crafts, and fun for the whole community on Dec. 8 from

Ruth Locke
ruthathome1979@sbcglobal.net
Phone: 310-6660

Nipomo Elementary School
190 E. Price St.
Nipomo 93444

Cost: Free

DREAM CATCHERS AND HOLIDAY GIFTS
Worth The Drive
December 8 (1 to 3 p.m.)

is a kids workshop which teaches how to create fun holiday crafts to give to friends and family on Dec. 8 from

Lindsey Collinsworth
education@slobg.org
Phone: 541-1400
http://slobg.org

San Luis Obispo Botanical Garden
3450 Dairy Creek Road
SLO 93405

Clubs and Meetings

DAUGHTERS OF THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION
DAUGHTERS OF THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION
December 8 (10 a.m.)

Do you have a Revolutionary War patriot in your family tree? Consider membership in the Daughters of the American Revolution, a volunteer women's service organization that honors and preserves the legacy of our Patriot ancestors. Any woman 18 years or older who can prove lineal descent from a Patriot of the American Revolution is eligible for membership. The Captain Henry Sweetser Chapter meets in Santa Maria on the second Saturday of the month, Sept. through June.

Tami Wilkening
tamiandm@aol.com
Phone: 348-1981
http://californiadar.org/chapters/capthenrysweetser

various locations
Santa Maria

Stage

THE FRIENDS OF THE SANTA MARIA PUBLIC LIBRARY
December 9 (2 p.m.)

presents a fundraiser event featuring the Santa Maria Civic Theatre production of Over the River and Through the Woods and a wine reception on Dec. 9 with doors opening 1:15 p.m. and the play beginning at

lynda.and.jim@comcast.net
Phone: 934-1223

Santa Maria Civic Theatre
1660 North McClelland
Santa Maria

Dance Lessons

MONDAY NIGHT LINE DANCING!
December 10 (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
December 10 (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

Concerts

THE ONTIVEROS SCHOOL CONDOR CHOIR
December 13 (7 p.m.)

presents a performance on Dec. 13 at

mwhite@smbsd.net
Phone: 361-8113

Ontiveros School
930 W. Rancho Verde
Santa Maria , CA

Learning

UCSB AFFILIATES
Worth The Drive
December 13 (5 p.m.)

presents a lecture by Gerardo Aldana, UCSB professor, about "The Mayan Apocalypse of 2012: A Perfect Storm of Misinformation" on Dec. 13 at

Phone: 893-2877

University Club
1332 Santa Barbara St.
Santa Barbara

Cost: $10

Concerts

PAULA POUNDSTONE
Worth The Drive
December 14 (7:30 p.m.)

performs a live concert on Dec. 14 at

Phone: 756-7222
http://pacslo.com

Cal Poly Arts Center
One Grand Ave.
SLO , CA