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2011 Rockin' Harvest Celebration
The 21st annual SLO Vintners Rockin' Harvest Celebration is an exhibition of local award-winning wines and flavors that you don?t want to miss! This popular 3-day event features a Grand Tasting & Auction complimented by unique winemaker dinners and open houses at locations throughout the Central Coast. The Grand Tasting at the scenic Avila Beach Golf Resort showcases over 60 wineries and restaurants from the region as well as a festive Live Auction like none other. So come over and enjoy the SLO Life! For more information and to purchase tickets, visit

Volunteer as a Good Neighbor
If you would like to be a local hero to an older adult or an adult with a disability, sign up to volunteer with Wilshire Community Services’ Good Neighbor Program. Once trained, volunteers can choose the service they would like to contribute and volunteer hours can be scheduled at their convenience. Start your volunteer experience today! Trainings are offered monthly throughout San Luis Obispo County. For more information or to sign up for an upcoming training, please contact us at 547-7025 ext. 26 or

Treat Yourself to An Afternoon of Epicurean Delights
Indulge your senses at the beautiful and tranquil grounds of the historic Chapman House by the Sea in Shell Beach, Sunday, June 5, from 11:30 to 3:30. You are invited to stroll through the lovely gardens, enjoy the panoramic views, and sit poolside while tasting a wide array of delicious foods and beverages. Enjoy a variety of live music, provided this year by eight musical groups, and partake in a silent auction with items featuring local art, hand-crafted jewelry, premium and reserve wines, and much more. Over fifty of the most renowned restaurants, caterers, wineries, breweries and confectioners in our county will be serving their delicacies and pouring their best. Tickets for Afternoon of Epicurean Delights are $85.00 and may be purchased at Crushed Grape in San Luis Obispo, the San Luis Obispo and Arroyo Grande Chambers of Commerce, or by calling Health Services Office: (805) 544-2498. Now in its 24th year, this extraordinary event supports Community Action Partnership Health Services, which provides necessary health and prevention services for underserved families, women, men, and youth throughout San Luis Obispo County.

Walk MS San Luis Obispo Event!
Join the Movement! Walk MS is the Society's largest community event with over 16,000 participants in 11 different walk sites in Southern and Central California. Go to to register today, or call 800.344.4867. The Walk is on April 16th at Mission Plaza in San Luis Obispo. Walk to create a world FREE of MS.

Highway to Cure MS Car and Motorcycle Show!
Come join us for the Highway to Cure MS Car and Motorcycle Show! This great family event also offers an arts and crafts sale, as well as wine tasting and food. There is something for all ages and interests. General admission is $10.00 and free for kids under 16. 100% of the proceeds benefit the National Multiple Sclerosis Society.

Camp Millionaire for Kids
Financial Literacy = Life Literacy ~ In our 9th year of teaching kids about money, we now offer our popular Camp Millionaire in a two-day format to teach your kids lessons for a lifetime: value of money, importance of a budget, how to save and spend responsibly, time-tested money habits, and much more. They have tons of fun AND gain the foundation to be self-reliant and resourceful as they grow. Ages 10-14. Our next weekend event is March 26-27, 2011 in Santa Barbara. * 805-957-1024 *

SLO Rockin' Harvest Celebration
San Luis Obispo Vintners Harvest Celebration, November 5 - 7, 2010, Central Coast, CA. Celebrate 20 years of Rockin' Good Times with SLO Vintners at its 20th annual Harvest Celebration, where you can 'Party Like A Rock Star with the Winemakers!' The Grand Tasting is set amid the scenic seaside landscape of Avila Beach Golf Resort and features over 60 wineries and restaurants from the region sampling the area's best culinary delights. Extend your weekend and enjoy Harvest Celebrations all weekend from winemaker dinners to open houses. A variety of packages are available ranging from $50 - $1000. Visit or call 805.541.5868 for more information.

United Blood Services of the Central Coast Bringing Two Buses To Atascadero The Benevolent and Protective Order of the Elks Atascadero Elks Lodge #2733 will hold a blood drive in partnership with the United Blood Services (UBS) of the Central Coast on Friday, July 30th from 2:00 pm to 5:15 pm. The blood drive will be held at the Lodge which is located at 1516 El Camino Real in Atascadero. Individuals may donate blood once every 56 days ? roughly every other month. WHO: The Benevolent and Protective Order of the Elks Atascadero Elks Lodge #2733 and the United Blood Services of the Central Coast. WHAT: Blood Drive WHEN: Friday, July 30th, from 2:00 pm to 5:15 pm. WHERE: Atascadero Elks Lodge, 1516 El Camino Real in Atascadero. Donors are asked to make an appointment by calling UBS in San Luis Obispo at (805) 543-4290 or by signing-up at the Lodge office in Atascadero. Appointments are appreciated, but not necessary. Walk-ins are also welcome. The Atascadero Elks provide electrical hookups for the UBS bus generators, bathrooms for clients and staff, provide walkie talkies for communication between the bus and sign up areas, plus set up the lobby of the lodge as a waiting area. Since its inception in 1987 the Atascadero Elks have contributed in excess of $400,000 to various programs including: youth activities, local sports, programs for handicapped and needy children, patriotic programs, veterans programs and many community activities. In addition, the Elks participate in drug awareness programs at our local schools and distribute dictionaries to all 3rd graders in the Area. The Atascadero Elks Lodge was established in the City of Atascadero on September 26th, 1987. Their mission: To inculcate the principles of Charity, Justice, Brotherly Love and Fidelity; to recognize a belief in God; to promote the welfare and enhance the happiness of its Members; to quicken the spirit of American patriotism; to cultivate good fellowship; to perpetuate itself as a fraternal organization, and to provide for its government. The Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks of the United States of America will serve the people and communities through benevolent programs.

Prescription for Punishment Central Coast Roller Derby June 7th Paso Robles
June 7th Come on out to the Event Center to See Central Coast Roller Derby take on the Ocean County Roller Girls in the Prescription for punishment Bout! Doors open at 6:30 Bout starts at 8 P.M. Proceeds from Raffle ticket sales will benefit the SLO chapter of the American Red Cross. Food and Beer and LIVE MUSIC!! ITs a family Event so bring the kiddies!! If you have never been to a Roller Derby Event please come...You will fall in Love with the Sport as well as your Local Central Coast roller Derby skaters!! Check out the website for more details

Ladys rock fishing trip - Avila Beach
Ladies Only Rock Fishing Charter The Lady Hookers Fishing Club is having its first rock fishing charter of the 2008 season Date: Saturday May 17th, 2008 Check In is at 6:00am at Patriot Sport fishing landing in Avila Beach. Returning at approx. 3:30 pm All skill levels are welcome to join in on the fun. The Lady Hookers Fishing Club is non-profit group formed to help other women learn about the sport of fishing in addition to the conservation of our resources. Our main goal is to enhance the fishing experience for women through education, camaraderie, sharing of information and experience. Cost for this private charter is 75.00 per angler limited to 35 anglers. To reserve your spot on this trip contact the Chartermaster at or call 805-748-1964. This is slated as a women’s only trip. However, if the charter is not full before May 10th, it will be open to family and friends. Lady Hookers Fishing Club PO BOX 165 Avila Beach, CA. 93424 805-748-1964

Monte Carlo Night

Residents of the Central Coast are invited to a unique Open House this coming Thursday, February 7, as RE/MAX Seven Cities Realty of Morro Bay ushers in the Lunar New Year. As Western culture rings in the New Year every January, Chinese culture similarly celebrates the New Year, albeit a little later in the Winter. This local celebration is the brainchild of RE/MAX top producer Sherry Sim, a native of Singapore. “Chinese culture celebrates the new year with the coming together of friends and family, all sharing delicious food and generally creating an atmosphere of happiness and prosperity,” said Ms. Sim. “I thought it would be a fun way for us all to get together with our colleagues and customers to welcome 2008, which is the Year of the Rat”. In addition to a wide array of Asian foods and treats, celebrants will have an opportunity to enjoy a lion dance performance by the Cal Poly Lion Dance Team. Anyone wishing to usher in the Lunar New Year is invited to join the staff of RE/MAX Seven Cities Realty, 815 Morro Bay Blvd. Bring your good karma, your wishes for prosperity and general good nature and celebrate “The Year of the Rat” from 3 pm to 7 pm on Thursday, February 7, 2008!

SLO County Horse Network
Premier network for horse info and resources in San Luis Obispo County. Find news articles, a calendar of events, a forum with discussions on horse related issues, frequently asked questions and answers, classified ads with all breeds, tack, trailers, boarding, trainers, farriers and much more.

Host a Speciality Beer-Tasting Party. ************************************ Just like a wine-tasting party, this is a fun excuse to get together with friends and sample the many different varieties of beer. We supply the beer, we serve six to 12 different beers at your tasting and about three ounces of each beer per guest during the tasting session. We have on hand extra bottles of the beers during the tasting in case your guests would like more. Beers available for post-evaluation drinking. All beer brewed "IN HOUSE" by myself, these are "ONE OF A KIND" speciality fruit beers. At the present time we have six different types of speciality beers available: I deliver "Free SAMPLES TO YOU"prior to your event for your tasting approval! HERE ARE THE BEERS CURRENTLY AVAILABLE: 1) Cranberry Beer 2) Blueberry Beer 3) Cherry Beer 4) Black Irish "STOUT" 5) Rasberry/Apple Beer 6) Mexican "Tropical Punch" Beer. Ask about "Special Request Brews". 1. Give me a call for more info: Ty - 466-1905 ****MUST BE 21 YEARS OF AGE, AND SHOW ID, BEFORE TASTING/DRINKING ANY BEER.

Event Coordinator
The Mountainbrook Charity Challenge is held annually to raise funds for the Family Care Network. There are two races: A 5K walk/run around Laguna Lake A 10K run up Madonna Mtn. All proceeds benefit the Family Care Network Registration is avaliable at There will be a breakfast avaliable and kids activities begining at 11:00. Come join us for a day of fun! Are you up to the Challenge

Cinema e Vino Paradiso
Presenting wine tasting, dinner and a classic film all under the stars at selected Central Coast wineries. Begining in June Cinema e Vino Pardiso will be holding events at the following wineries in Paso Robles: Cass, June 30, July 28 & August 25th; Maloy O'Neill June 23rd; Villicana July 21st; Rio Seco August 18th. More dates to be added. The evening starts with a private wine tasting at your host winery you will then be escorted to the outdoor theatre area where you will be serve a Tuscan style dinner basket and enjoy a classic film under the stars. Tickets are $75 with many discount options available. Please visit for ticket purchases and all other event information.

Check out the Zin fest I just attended at Wild Horse Winery!
As I drove through the gentle green pastures with the most beautiful horses - some grazing while others playfully trotted along - I knew that this would be a beautiful day for sipping wine and enjoying an amazing meal at Wild Horse Winery. The rolling hills and vast acreage of wine grapes made for a graceful event held during the 15th Zinfandel Festival. Continue on to the story I wrote, click on the link above! If you want me to come to your event and write a story on it please contact me and let me know when and where!

May 4th Wine makers dinner. I will be there!
May 4th- Friday Winemaker Dinners The SLO Vintners and restaurants partner to create unique and festive wine and food experiences. Info: Gabrielle will be attending the Baileyana's Dinner. You may attend as well or select from many of the other offerings of the night. Come enjoy breathtaking views of the Pacific Ocean at Pelican Point restaurant while we celebrate the release of our new 2006 tangent varietals along with our award winning Grand Firepeak Cuveé wines. Our Roll out The Barrels winery dinner will be held on Friday May 4th at 7pm. This one-of-a-kind evening features both Baileyana and tangent varietals paired with the cuisine of the Pelican Point restaurant in Pismo Beach. Advanced reservations are required. $85pp. $75pp. for Wine Club members. 805.269.8200. The SLO Vintners and restaurants partner to create unique and festive wine and food experiences. Info:

Earth Day food and Wine Festival! I will be there!
Earth Day food and Wine Festival April 21 The First Annual Earth Day Food & Wine Festival will be held on Saturday, April 21, 2007, at River Oaks Hot Springs & Spa in Paso Robles, California. The Festival will be held from 4 to 7 pm, and features wine tastes and food sampling by over 30 Central Coast wineries and chefs. Winery participants are highly acclaimed and include such stellar names as: Edna Valley Vineyard, Halter Ranch, Michaud Vineyard, Paraiso Vineyards, Peachy Canyon Winery, Suacelito Canyon Vineyard, Saxum Winery and Talley Vineyards. Food purveyors registered at press time represent a diverse range of highest-quality culinary creations: Big Sky Café, Café Novo, Cahoots Catering Company, Dining with Andre, Divine Street Catering, McPhee’s Grill, Sugar Me Bakery, Sweet Earth Chocolates, and Villa Creek. And participating producers of naturally delicious, sustainably farmed foods include: Cal Poly Organic Farm, Earth to Table, 4 Element Organics, Jack Creek Farms, McGrath Family Farms, and Pasolivo Olive Oil. Tickets are limited, and on sale now. General admission is $75 before April 6th, and $100 after. A small amount of tickets that include reserved seating in a special section have been set aside for $85/person, or $600/table of eight. And for those not interested in winetasting, a designated driver ticket is offered at $35/person. For a full listing of all participants, and to get your tickets please visit the event website. Or call 805.369.2288.

Vino & Verdi
Pacific Repertory Opera presents Vino and Verdi, a celebration of Italian culture with fine wine, a delectable Italian meal and concert. Saturday, May 12, 2007, at The Monday Club, located at Monterey St. at Grand Avenue, San Luis Obispo. Dinner begins at 6 p.m. with concert following at 7:15 p.m. Tickets are $75 and $560 for a table of 8 at front tables or $60 or $450 for a table of 8 at rear tables. The concert features arias and duets from Giuseppe Verdis most famous works. Featured singers include Melissa Wolfmann, and Heather McFadden who will also appear in this falls production of Un Ballo in Maschera. Also featured are debut artist Olga Chernysheva, and returning favorites Roberto Gomez & Gabriel Reoyo-Pazos. Singers will be accompanied live by local pianist Susan Azaret Davies. Purchase tickets early this event sold out last year! For more information or tickets, please go online to or call the PRO Office at (805) 541-5369. Dinner Menu Antipasti: Focaccia with Carmelized Onions & Gorgonzola Bruschetti with Cannelini Verdura Mista (marinated vegetables) Insalata Caprese (tomato, basil and fresh mozzarella salad) Roasted Chicken with Artichokes and Red Peppers Pasta Primavera (asparagus, yellow squash, olives and feta) Dolci: Panna Cotta with Fresh Berries Tiramisu Cake Torta Limone with Pinot Noir-Infused Cherries Wines by Vino Robles

2nd Annual Morro Bay Jazz & Blues rocks Morro Bay!
Morro Bay will be holding our annual Jazz & Blues Festival on Saturday, May 12th at Tidelands Park on the south end of the Embarcadero. The Festival will begin around 12:30pm and will run until 8:00pm. The playlist will include Aja Vu from San Francisco who cover the music of Steely Dan, Grant Geissman a world class guitarist/composer, David Garfield and the Cats with Alex Ligertwood of Santana fame, and headlining the show will be 2007 Contemporary Blues Female Artist of the year nominee, Marcia Ball! Food and drink as well as Arts and Crafts vendors will be onhand to make it a wonderful celebration of music! Come join us for what should be an amazing day!

First Annual Morro Bay Kite Festival! A day of fun at Morro Rock for the whole family!
Featuring spectacular displays by professional kite handlers with kites as long as 100 feet! Location: Morro Rock parking lot and north beach. Dates: April 28th will begin at 10:00am with a parade down Morro Bay Blvd., then the kites will begin at 11:30am and run until 5:30pm. April 29th will again begin at 11:30am and run until 2:00pm. Food, and arts & crafts vendors as well as non-profit groups will also be there. Bring your kite and have a fun day at the beach.

Marathon! A very fun event. A fundraiser for foster kids. A run on the beach!
FCNIs 4th Annual Miracle Miles for Kids 10K Walk/Run will take place on April 21st, 2007. The 10K (6.2 miles) race course runs along the waters edge from Morro Rock to the Cayucos Pier, one of the most beautiful stretches of beach in California. When participants cross the finish line, they will be treated to a post-race party with live music by Rhodes, a BBQ lunch, a vendor fair, childrens activities and an award ceremony. In addition, every walker/runner will receive a souvenir bag and a Miracle Miles commemorative t-shirt! The event truly has something for everyonefrom the serious athlete to moms and dads looking for something the whole family can enjoy. The race begins at 8:30 am, with the post-race celebration running from 9:00--12:30 pm. All are welcome to attend one or both portions of this exciting event. Event Day Schedule: 6:00 am Walk up registration opens 8:30 am Race begins 9:00 am Post-race Celebration begins 9:30 am Lunch is available 10:15 am Award Ceremony 10:30 am Shuttles to Morro Bay begin Registration: $30 pre-registration prior to April 16th (Online registration closes at 11:59pm April 16th) $45 pre-registration from April 17th to April 20th (Pre-Registration closes at noon on April 20th) $45 at walk-up registration on race day Course: Enjoy but be Careful! Miracle Miles for Kids is run on a scenic 6.2 mile stretch of flat beach. The tide is low and the sand compact with kilometer and mile markers to help measure progress. Depending on the seasons rainfall, the course may include several water crossing areas at which bridges are provided for those who wish to keep their feet dry. If participants become dehydrated, sustain an injury or just need a break, they can take advantage of the mid-course Water/First Aid Station. Please be mindful that there is a rocky point to cross 2.5 miles into the course. Follow the cones for the safest and quickest route. There will be spotters available to help guide participants through this brief piece of the course. The Family Care Network, Inc. is partnering with the State of California in an effort to preserve the beauty of our beaches and protect the Snowy Plover Bird. This endangered bird makes its home on the Central Coast beaches. To help in this effort, please adhere to the following requirements while participating in this event: 1. Please do not bring dogs or kites to the event as they are not allowed on State Park beaches. 2. Please stay clear of the soft sand area and sand dunes located on the right side of the course as this is where Snow Plovers make their home. 3. Please do not leave trash, water bottles, etc. on the beach at any time. For more information visit the Miracle Miles for kids website.

"Opposites Attract" Assemblage Work and Paintings by Teresa and Eric Peterson Opening March 23, 6-9 PM Refreshements Show runs until May 13 The ARTery (Gallery, Framing, Art Supplies, Novelties, etc) 5890 Traffic Way (near the Carlton) Atascadero 464-0533 "Because ART is in your BLOOD"

Shop the fabulous new business, Once Upon A House!
New home decor business, Once Upon A House....Then It Became A Home, can enrich your shopping experience on the Central Coast by helping each client find new and beautiful things for you home. We are currently having a winter clearance sale with most items at wholesale cost. Anything and everything to decorate your home. Take home a little piece of the Central Coast, call Mindy @ 478-7073.

Lush NYE, Lush Productions Presents New Years Eve in Santa Barbara with Mix Master Mike from the Beastie Boys and Pete Moss
Lush Nye Starts at 7:30PM and ends at 2:30AM Unofficially the event will end between 4AM and 5AM Lush Productions Presents Lush NYE the biggest New Years Eve Ball, to take place in Santa Barbara, CA. Samuel Guzman Jr. from Lush Productions secures DJ Mix Master Mike from the Beastie Boys and DJ Pete Moss from Philadelphia, for New Years Eve. The event will take place at Earl Warrens Show grounds, in the "Expo Arena", 22,000 Square feet of genius entertainment. A super club with 45foot ceilings and a Sound System powered by 12,000 watts of Turbo Sound, VIP Lounges with exclusive Champagne and Bottle service are available, Valet parking by Signature and 1,000 parking spaces. Lush Productions is including an OPEN BAR from 9-11 and Tapas service from 7:30-9:30 in the ticket price. Shuttles will be provided to and from the event, throughout the night. A select few of Lush Productions DJ's will be in the line up as well, DJ Guzman, Joel Patrick, Rickabone, Myron and Aycer. Tickets are available at U Salon 1719 State St. Santa Barbara, CA Direct: from Lush Productions 805.455.2810 VIP services and Group Discounts are available Contact Samuel Guzman Jr. 805.455.2810 Mix Master Mike is simply the most recognized Dj, to ever come to Santa Barbara for a DJ set. This event would be huge on any regular night, except this event, is on New Years

Halloween at Hotshots
Halloween Costume Contest starts October 31st at 8:00pm. Only $5 to sign up. First place prize will recieve the "Pool Shark Package" valued over $150! Includes Pool stick,Pool glove,Pool Shark Membership (half price pool before 7pm for a year),and much more. Don't forget also on Halloween come down to Hotshots and get your first hour of pool FREE if everyone at the table is wearing a costume. It'll be all ages. So dress up and lets party! Visit us at or

In association with the San Luis Obispo Parks and Recreation Department Pastry Chef Matthew Mimmack from the Madonna Inn brings 30 years of experience to his baking and pastry classes at the Ludwick Community Center. All Classes are $25. Ludwick Community Center 864 Santa Rosa Street, San Luis Obispo. REGISTRATION: At the door or online at . QUESTIONS? Call Matthew at 805-305-9709 MONDAY EVENING CLASSES - $25 - 6:00pm to 8:30pm - OCTOBER 16 Holiday Cookies: Pumpkin, Sugar, Butter Spritz, Ginger Bread, etc. - OCTOBER 23 Sweet Doughs: Danish, Coffee cakes, Cinnamon Sticky Buns, etc. - NOVEMBER 6 Holiday Pies, Tarts and Fruit Desserts - DECEMBER 4 Cake Decorating Demonstration - DECEMBER 18 Working with Chocolate

Central Coast Wellness Community
The Central Coast Wellness Community (CCWC) is a company dedicated to enhancing peoples lives through wellness. We partner with thought Leaders, Practitioners, and Individuals to bring knowledge for the benefit of our members and community. We offer lectures, seminars and workshops focused on wellness and growth. Register for free. Membership entitles you to discounts on all events. Upcoming events include Speaking for Success, September 22; Cooking for Wellness, September 27; You did that on purpose! A spiritual workshop October 27 & 28. New workshops and seminars added weekly. Registration/information

Private Art Show!
Mermaids Sunflowers Starfish and more. I have been painting so much of late that I have run out of wall space. So I need to sell some of my work. Do you have a bare wall and would you like an ORIGINAL for your walls. Well if you like colorful and whimsical then give me a call and I will give you a private art show in my home studio! Gabrielle 805 904 9034

Do check out Gerrys work its awesome!!!!!!!!!
I saw her work and its wonderful, I hope you all check it out! And if you have a bare wall I recomend a mural for sure!
I am showing recent original artwork of the Shell Beach coastal scenes (oil on canvas) at the Steaming Bean coffee Shop on Shell Beach Rd, in Shell Beach CA for the month of April. Please stop by for a look. I also paint murals, and can show photos and portfolio to prospective clients. Thanks, Gerri O'Brien

Vacation House, Central Coast
Make your next trip to the Central Coast a 'home away from home' vacation! Pet friendly, 2 bedroom 1 bath cottage near the water in Shell Beach.

Post your EVENT here for FREE!
G G This is where you may post any event your promoting or just want to let people know about somthing cool that is comming up! Give a detailed summary of your event. Time, place date etc. Concerts, plays, VIP parties, Art Shows, Grand openings, retreats, scrap booking parties whatever it is post it here! Thank you in advance for utilising what I think is an extremely informative section to our sites as well as being practical, easy to use and helpful to locals and tourists alike. And let me know if you have any questions or concerns! Just by leaving a post on here its as easy as that! I look forward to hearing from you and helping you any way I can! Love Gabrielle Write somthing about how cool the forums are! And how much you love the Central Coast of California or just how much you want to come and get a wine tour from me personally or go to dinner or go dancing but anyways thank you in advance for utilising what I think is an extremely informative section to our sites as well as being practical, easy to use and helpful to locals and tourists alike. And let me know if you have any questions or concerns! Just by leaving a post on here its as easy as that! I look forward to hearing from you and helping you any way I can! Love Gabrielle

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