Saturday, August 27, 2016     Volume: 17, Issue: 25
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Leading with song

PHOTO COURTESY OF CENTRAL COAST FUTURE LEADERS

Leading with song

The Central Coast Future Leaders needs your help raising funds to enable the organization to continue mentoring promising youth in the area. A special fundraiser concert features Dr. Loco’s Rockin’ Jalapeño Band performing live on Aug. 26 from 6 to 10 p.m. at Cottonwood Winery, 3940 Dominion Road, Santa Maria. Cost is $50. More info: 925-1010 or patricia@ccfutureleaders.org.

Help the furry ones

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Help the furry ones

The fifth annual Animals in Need fundraiser has a Mardi Gras theme this year, including dinner, auctions, and desserts on Aug. 27 from 3 to 8 p.m. at Edwards Barn, 1095 Pomeroy Road, Nipomo. Cost is $55. The event will raise funds for the medical care of local ownerless cats and dogs. More info: 619-0588, info@ainfund.org, or ainfund.org.

String singer

PHOTO COURTESY OF MADS TOLLING

String singer

The Solvang Festival Theater closes out its Jazz and Beyond summer concert series with a performance by returning artist Mads Tolling (pictured), this time with Colin Hogan, on Aug. 28 at 3 p.m. Cost is $30. The Solvang Festival Theater is located at 420 2nd St., Solvang. More info: solvangfestivaltheater.org or 686-1789.