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July 4Paso Pops 4th of July Celebration and Concert hosted at Paso Robles Event Center. The gates open at 4 p.m. with family-friendly activities until the concert begins at 8 p.m. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit

July 4 2nd Annual Bluegrass Freedom Festival at the Atascadero Lake Park from 4 to 8 p.m. Admission and music are free, with the option to purchase BBQ by the Atascadero Moose Lodge, beer, wine, cider and more. for BBQ tickets or info.

July 4 Templeton 4th of July Celebration begins with the Templeton Fire Department’s Pancake Breakfast at 7 a.m., parade at 10 a.m. on Main Street, and family fun, food trucks, live music and more until 3p.m. Breakfast Tickets are available to purchase from the Templeton FD. Visit

July 44th of July Parade and Day in the Park in Santa Margarita kicks off with the parade at 10 a.m. followed by fun for the whole family in the park at 11 a.m. The events are sponsored by the Community Church and community leaders.

July 7 10th Annual Lavender Festival in Paso Robles in the Downtown City Park. The event runs from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and is free to the public. Meet with the lavender producers from across the region; enjoy food, refreshments, displays, and activities. Visit for info.

July 7 & 8 Morro Bay Art in the Park runs both days from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Located at the Morro Bay City Park, this 62nd event offers handmade arts and crafts by over 100 local vendors. Sign up at for more information.

July 14 — Ice Cream Zoofari at the Atascadero Charles Paddock Zoo is a great time with the whole family. From 5:30 to 8:30 p.m., come enjoy lots of ice cream along with the animals! For questions call 805-461-5080 or visit

July 18-29 — California Mid State Fair is back at Paso Robles Event Center. Carnival rides, exhibits, concerts, rodeo, food, games, agriculture, entertainment, art shows and auctions. Special event information and more is available from by visiting

July 21 — Vina Robles invites you to join their Summer Grill & Chill. Relax on the Petite Terrace with cool wine, rockin’ music and delicious food crafted by Executive Chef Randal Torres. The event menu and tickets are available from

July 21 & 22 — Central Coast Renaissance Festival at Laguna Lake Park in SLO is an old-world experience in the modern age. Open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., two days are filled with food, entertainment, jousting and family-centered activities. More info & tickets at

July 26 — Annual FREE Pancake Breakfast sponsored by Main Street and the Mid-State Fair is held 7:30 to 10:30 a.m. in the Paso Robles City Park. Enjoy pancakes, entertainment and rides with either Cowboy Ken and his train or Harris Stage Lines. Visit downtown merchants.

Aug. 2 — The Beauty of Wine Math – Increase Your Understanding of Winemaking Numbers and Calculations — Seminar reviews and discusses the most important numbers and calculations in winemaking – impacting decisions from harvest to bottling. Whether you grow grapes, make wine, or love learning about wine, you will find this seminar enriching.​​ 8am-12pm; La Bellasera, Paso Robles; $175 ($150 before June 29);


July 28S.O.U. L. Kitchen Fundraiser for the Wellness Kitchen at Peachy Canyon Winery,

Concerts & Entertainment

Concerts in the Park —Paso Robles Downtown, every Thursday, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.

Concerts in the Park — Templeton Park, every Wednesday, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.

Saturday in the Park — Atascadero Lake Park, every Saturday, 8:30 p.m.

Festival Mozaic Summer FestivalJuly 17-29 — Music Without Borders., 805-781-3009

Live Music Wednesdays on the Veranda — 5:30 to 8 p.m., Paso Robles Golf Club. See ad in this issue for local musicians. Reservations 805-238-4722,

Saturday Live — Every Saturday, 1 to 4 p.m., slowdown from your week, sit back and enjoy live music – all while savoring award-winning Vina Robles wines.

Whale Rock Music FestivalSept. 15 & 16 — Castoro Cellars,

Culture & the Arts

Winery Partners Wine Bar — Wine tasting at Studios on the Park every Friday and Saturday, 5 to 9 p.m. benefits the free arts education program for local kids.

Art After Dark Paso — first Saturday, wine tasting, 5 to 9 p.m., Downtown Paso. Hosted by Studios on the Park.


Atascadero Chamber of Commerce • 805-466-2044
6904 El Camino Real, Atascadero, CA 93422

July 11 — 4 Chamber Mixer See Paso and Templeton Chamber of Commerce events for more details below.

July 13 — Women in Business Luncheon, more details online

Paso Robles Chamber of Commerce • 805-238-0506
1225 Park St, Paso Robles, CA 93446

Office Hours with Supervisor John Peschong — Third Thursday, 9 to 11 a.m., Paso Robles Chamber of Commerce Conference Room. Contact Vicki Janssen for appointment,, 805-781-4491.

Office Hours with Field Representative for Senator Bill Monning — Third Thursday, 2 to 4 p.m., Paso Robles Chamber of Commerce Conference Room. Contact Hunter Snider for appointment, 805-549-3784.

July 11 — Membership Mixer — 4 Chambers of Commerce, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., Rava Wines, 6785 Creston Road, Paso Robles. Produced jointly by the Chambers of Commerce in Atascadero, Templeton, Paso Robles and San Miguel.

Paso Robles Chamber of Commerce Restaurant of the Month Appreciation, first Tuesday, for info.

Templeton Chamber of Commerce • 805- 434-1789
321 S. Main Street #C, Templeton, CA 93465

Templeton Women in Business — July 10 5 to 7 p.m., Changala Winery, 805-434-1789, info and RSVP,

Chamber Board of Directors Meeting — July 11 4 to 5:30 p.m., every 2nd Wednesday of the month. Pacific Premier Bank Conference Room on Las Tablas Blvd.

Taking Care of Business

North County Toast ‘N Talk Toastmasters — Mondays, 6:15 to 7:30 p.m. Keller Williams Real Estate, Paso, 805-464-9229.

BNI— Early But Worth It Chapter — Business Networking International — Tuesdays, 7 to 8:30 a.m., Culinary Arts Academy, Paso, Visitors welcome, 

Business Networking International — Wednesdays, 7 to 8:30 a.m., Cricket’s, 9700 El Camino Real, #104, Atascadero. Visitors welcome, 

Above the Grade Advanced Toastmasters — first Thursday, 7 to 9 p.m. Kennedy Club Fitness, Paso. 805-238-0524,

BNI — Partners in $uccess —Thursday, 7 to 8:30 a.m. Paso Robles Assn. of Realtors, 1101 Riverside Ave. Visitors welcome,

Speak Easy Toastmasters — Friday, 12:10 to 1:15 p.m. Founders Pavilion, Twin Cities Community Hospital.

Workshops & Classes

Free Improvisation Workshop — July 25 for ages 12 to18, 1 to 2 p.m., PR Youth Arts Foundation, 

Writing Support Group with award-winning author/editor Patricia Alexander. Every other Monday, July 9 & 23, 6:30 to 9 p.m. $25 per or $20 for 4 meetings paid in advance. Call for location 805-479-7778.

Line Dancing, Tuesdays, 6 to 7 p.m., Centennial Park Banquet Room. $50 for 10 Punch Pass or $5 per class drop in. Beginning and intermediate taught by Tina Scarsella,, 805-835-2076. 

Community Quilting third Saturday, assists children and senior organizations, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Bethel Lutheran Church, Old Country Road, Templeton. Cynthia Bradshaw,

Service Organizations

American Legion Post 50 — fourth Tuesday, 6:30 p.m. 270 Scott Street, Paso Robles. Info:  Commander John Irwin, 805-286-6187. 

Hamburger Lunch — American Legion Post 50, – $5, Thursdays, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. 240 Scott St., Paso.

Pancake Breakfast — third Saturday 8 to 11 a.m., $6, American Legion Post 50, 240 Scott St., Paso Robles

Exchange Club — second Tuesday, 12:15 — 1:30 p.m. McPhee’s, Templeton. 805-610-8096,

Daughters of the American Revolution — first Sunday. For time and place, email

Lions Club Meetings

Atascadero — second & fourth Wednesdays, 7 p.m., Atascadero Agriculture Hall, 5035 Palma Ave.

Paso Robles — second & fourth Tuesdays. 7 p.m., PR Elks Lodge, 1420 Park St.

San Miguel — first & third Thursdays, 7:00 p.m., Community Hall, 256 13th St.

Santa Margarita — second & fourth Mondays, 7:30 p.m., Community Hall, 9610 Murphy St.

Shandon Valley — Please call 630-571-5466 for more information. 

Templeton — first & third Thursdays, 7:00 pm, Templeton Community Building, 601 Main Street

PR Grange Pancake Breakfast — second Sunday, 7:30 to 11 a.m., 627 Creston Road, Paso

Clubs & Meetings

Almond Country Quilters Guild Meeting, July 6 at 6:30 p.m., lecture by Patsy Carpenter. 

Trinity Lutheran Church, 940 Creston Road, Paso. Contact kajquilter@ General info:,

Coffee with a CHP — second Tuesday, 8:30 a.m., Nature’s Touch Nursery & Harvest, 225 Main St., Templeton. 

Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA) Chapter 465 — second Wednesday, 7 p.m. at Paso Airport Terminal. Getting youth involved with aviation.

North County Multiflora Garden Club — second Wednesday, Noon to 3 p.m. Public is welcome, no charge.  PR Community Church, 2706 Spring St., 805-712-7820, guests welcome, 

Monthly Dinner at Estrella Warbirds Museum — first Wednesday, 6 p.m., guest speakers. 805- 296-1935 for dinner reservations.  

North County Newcomers — July 24 deadline for August 1 luncheon at Estrella Warbirds Museum, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Gatherings held first Wednesday for residents living here less than 3 years. RSVP at 

Active Senior Club of Templeton — first Friday, 10:30 a.m., Templeton Community Center, 601 S. Main St, Templeton

North County Women’s Connection Luncheon — July 13, featuring classical pianist Marion Walker. 11 a.m., Templeton Community Center. $12.00. Reservations by July 10 to JoAnn Pickering, 805-239-1096.

Central Coast Violet Society — second Saturday, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Brookdale Activity Room, 1919 Creston Road, Paso.

Classic Car Cruise Night — second Saturday (weather permitting), 5 to 7 p.m., King Oil Tools, 2235 Spring St., Paso. Tony Ororato, 805-712-0551.

Health & Wellness

The Wellness Kitchen and Resource Center • 805-434-1800
Mon-Fri 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Wed. until 6 p.m.
1255 Las Tablas Rd., Templeton

Healing and Wellness Foods meal programs, volunteer opportunities, and classes (RSVP, register and pay online.)  

July 19 — Healthy Cooking Classes — Cool Summer Foods! Instructor Evan Vossler. 5:30 to 7:30, FREE for those facing illness, otherwise $20. No one will be turned away.

July 20 — 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Idler’s Home, 122 Cross St., San Luis Obispo. RSVP required to 805-434-1800 or

July 25 — Intro to Wellness — A Taste of Change with Registered Dietitian Hayley Garelli. 10 simple ways to begin your clean eating journey 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Please RSVP. Class is FREE.

Cancer Support Community • 805-238-4411
1051 Las Tablas Road, Templeton
Support, education and hope. Cancer Support Helpline, 888-793-9355, 6 a.m. to 6 p.m.  


7/10 • 6 p.m. Education: Immunotherapy. 7 p.m. Young Survivors Peer Gathering in Templeton

7/18 • 11:30 a.m. Pot Luck Social

7/12 • 11 a.m. Advanced Cancer Group

7/19 • 11 a.m. Advanced Cancer Group

7/25 • 11:30 a.m. Mindfulness Hour, RSVP required

7/26 • 6 p.m. Young Survivors Peer Gathering at Sierra Vista Hospital, 2nd floor, San Luis Obispo

8/1 • Life Beyond Cancer


MONDAY: 11:30 a.m. Therapeutic Yoga at Dharma Yoga 

TUESDAY: 1 p.m. Educational Radio Show

WEDNESDAY: 10 a.m. Living with Cancer Support Group — Newly Diagnosed/Active Treatment. 

THURSDAY: 10 a.m. Coffee Chat 

FRIDAY: 7/13, 7/27, 6 p.m., Grupo Fuerza y Esperanza. Special ProgramsNavigate with Niki Thursdays by appointment. Cancer Well-Fit® at Paso Robles Sports Club, Mondays and Thursdays 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. pre-registration is required with Kathy Thomas, or 805-610-6486. Beautification Boutique offers products for hair loss and resources for mastectomy patients (