Special Events in January

January 11 — Lightshare is providing free sessions of light and tone from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Santa Margarita Community Hall, 22501 I Street. No appointment necessary for a Project of Light session. All are welcome to come and enjoy a free tune up facilitated by Lightshare team volunteers. Visit www.lightshare.us or call 805-305-7595 for more information.

January 12 — Join the Atascadero Chamber of Commerce for a spectacular evening at their 2018 Awards Dinner, celebrating award winners in the business community. Enjoy delectable dishes brought to you by Phil’s Catering. The event will take place at 5:30 p.m. at the Pavilion on the Lake, 9315 Pismo Avenue. For more information, visit www.atascaderochamber.org.

January 19 Winter Wine Stroll with the Downtown Paso Robles Wineries takes place from 2 to 5 p.m. Enjoy an afternoon downtown strolling, sipping and nibbling gourmet goodies at 16 of our Paso Robles Downtown Wineries tasting rooms. Tickets are $40 and are available from downtownpasowine.com/events

January 19 — Highway 46 Wineries come together for the 18th Annual Esprit du Vin from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. This is an evening of wine and cheese pairings, live music and much more. VIP and general admission tickets are available by visiting spritduvinpasorobles.eventbrite.com

January 19 — The 4th Annual Tamale Festival takes place in the Sunken Gardens from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., rain or shine. A Tamale eating contest is open to ages 12 and up as well as voting for the People’s Choice Award for Best Tamale. The event is open to the public, but bring your wallet to purchase delicious food, activities and merchandise.

January 26 — You are cordially invited to join the Paso Robles Chamber of Commerce for their Annual Gala celebrating the past year’s triumphs, the 2019 Board of Directors installation and recognition of the Roblan of the Year. This year’s theme is “Lighting the Way.” The event will take place Saturday, January 26 from 5:30 to 10 p.m. at the Paso Robles Inn Ballroom, 1103 Spring Street in Paso Robles. Tickets are $125 or $1,500 for a sponsored table of eight. Register online or contact the Chamber Office at 805-238-0506.

February 1-2The Father Daughter Dance will take place at the Atascadero Pavilion on the Lake. February 1 is for those 11-and-under from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. and February 2 is for those 12-and-up from 7 to 10 p.m. Tickets will not be sold at the door. Visit Atascadero.org or call 805-470-3360 for more information.

February 9 — The City of Atascadero and Atascadero Colony District invite you to the Sweetheart Stroll from 1 to 4 p.m. 15 wineries will be pouring at various downtown locations as well as complementary tours of City Hall. Tickets are $20 per person and will be available at 6500 Palma Ave.

At the Library

Atascadero Library

6555 Capistrano, Atascadero • 805-461-6161

Tuesday & Wednesday — 10:30 a.m., Preschool Story time for 1-5 year olds

Friday — 10:30 a.m., Toddler Story time, 1-3 year olds

Special Events

January 2 — Craft Club, 3:30 to 4:30 p.m., open for 6 to 12 year olds, registration required

January 4 — Teen A-Town Create Space, 2 to 4:30 p.m., open to 10 to 17 year olds

January 8 — “What’s APP?” How to Use Your Phone Apps, 11 a.m. to 12 p.m., open to adults

January 11 — Teen Art Contest/ Teen A-Town Create Space, 2 to 4:30 p.m., open to 10 to 17 year olds

January 16 — A Visit from Our Zoo!, 3:30 to 4:30 p.m., open to all ages

January 17 — Mixed Minds Book Group, 2:30 to 3:30 pm., open to adults

January 18 — Teen A-Town Create Space, 2 to 4:30 p.m., open to 10 to 17 year olds

January 19 — Lego Club, 2 to 3 p.m., open to 5 to 12 year olds, registration required

January 23 — Teen Manga Art, 3:30 to 4:30 p.m., open to 10 to 17 year olds

January 25 — Teen A-Town Create Space, 2 to 4:30 p.m., open to 10 to 17 year olds

February 1 — Teen A-Town Create Space, 2 to 4:30 p.m., open to 10 to 17 year olds Teen A-Town Create Space, 2 to 4:30 p.m., open to 10 to 17 year olds

Paso Robles Library

1000 Spring St., Paso Robles • 805- 237-3870

Monday — 11:30 a.m., Preschool Story time for 1-3 year olds

Thursday — 10:30 a.m., Mother Goose on the Loose for ages 0-18 months

Fridays — eBook Clinic with Patrick McCoy, 2 p.m., 2:20 p.m. and 2:40 p.m., open to 16 and over. See Library Events Calendar for more information.

Special Events

January 14 — LEGO Build, 4 to 5 p.m., open to 7 to 12 year olds

January 28 — Maker Monday, 4 to 5 p.m., open to 7 to 12 year olds, limited to 30 participants

Creston Library

6290 Adams, Creston • 805- 237-3010

No events this month

San Miguel Library

254 13th St, San Miguel • 805- 467-3224

No events this month

Santa Margarita Library

9630 Murphy Ave, Santa Margarita • 805- 438-5622

January 5 — Young People’s Reading Round Table, 4 to 5:30 p.m., open to 12 to 16 year olds

February 2 — Young People’s Reading Round Table, 4 to 5:30 p.m., open to 12 to 16 year olds

Shandon Library

195 N 2nd St, Shandon • 805- 237-3009

Chamber of Commerce

Atascadero Chamber of Commerce

atascaderochamber.org • 805-466-2044

6907 El Camino Real, Suite A, Atascadero, CA 93422

January 12 — Annual Dinner at the Pavilion on the Lake at 5:30 p.m. Meal provided by Phil’s Catering. Register at atascaderochamber.org

Paso Robles Chamber of Commerce

pasorobleschamber.com • 805-238-0506

1225 Park St, Paso Robles, CA 93446

Office Hours with District Supervisor John Peschong — third Thursday, 9 to 11 a.m., Paso Robles Chamber of Commerce Conference Room. Contact Vicki Janssen for appointment, vjanssen@co.clo.ca.us, 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

January 9 — Membership Mixer, 5:30 to 7 p.m., Host TBD, visit pasorobleschamber.com for more

January 26 — Annual Gala “Lighting the Way”, 5:30 to 10 p.m. held at Paso Robles Inn Ballroom, 1103 Spring St., Paso; dinner, program and auction are held to celebrate the past year’s triumphs, install the 2019 Board of Directors and recognize the Roblan of the Year. Register online or by calling 805-238-0506

Templeton Chamber of Commerce

templetonchamber.com • 805- 434-1789

321 S. Main Street #C, Templeton, CA 93465

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

Culture & the Arts

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

Taking Care of Business

North County Toast ‘N Talk Toastmasters — every Monday, 6:15 to 7:30 p.m. 1101 Riverside Dr, Paso, 805-464-9229

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

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

Above the Grade Advanced Toastmasters — first Thursday, 7 to 9 p.m. Kennedy Club Fitness, Paso, 805-238-0524, 930206.toastmastersclubs.org

Partners in $uccess — Business Networking International — every Thursday, 7 to 8:30 a.m., Paso Robles Assn. of Realtors, 1101 Riverside Ave. Visitors welcome, bniccc.com

Speak Easy Toastmasters Club — every Friday, 12:10 to 1:15 p.m. Founders Pavilion, Twin Cities Community Hospital. 9797.toastmastersclubs.org. 805-237-9096

Coffee at the Carlton — Entrepreneurs and business leaders meet Wednesdays at 9 am. Carlton Hotel in Atascadero.

Service Organizations

American Legion Post 50 • 240 Scott St., Paso Robles • 805-239-7370

Commander John Irwin, 805-286-6187.

Hamburger Lunch— every Thursday, 11 a.m.-1 p.m., $5

Pancake Breakfast — third Saturday, 8-11 a.m., $6

Post Meeting — fourth Tuesday, 6:30 p.m. 

American Legion Post 220 • 805 Main Street, Templeton • 805-610-2708

Post Meeting — second and fourth Wednesday, 6 p.m.

Elks Lodge

Atascadero Lodge 2733 • 1516 El Camino Real • 805-466-3557

Lodge Meeting — second and fourth Thursdays

Paso Robles Lodge 2364 • 1420 Park Street • 805-239-1411

Lodge Meeting — first and third Wednesdays

El Paso de Robles Grange #555

• 627 Creston Rd. • 805-239-4100

Zumba — Tuesday and Thursday, 8:45 a.m.

Do Paso Square Dancers — second Thursday, 7-9 p.m.

Pancake Breakfast — second Sunday, 7:30-11 a.m.,

January 13 — Grange Meeting, 12 to 1 p.m.

Kiwanis International

Atascadero — 7848 Pismo Ave. • 805-610-7229

Key Club — every Wednesday, 11:55 a.m.

Kiwanis Club — every Thursday, 7 a.m.

Paso Robles — 1900 Golden Hill Rd. (Culinary Arts Academy)

Kiwanis Club — every Tuesday, 12 p.m.

Board Members — first Tuesday, 1 p.m.

Night Meeting — third Wednesday, 6 p.m., Su Casa Restaurant (2927 Spring St.)

Lions Club

Atascadero Club #2385 • 5035 Palma Ave.

Meeting — second and fourth Wednesday, 7 p.m.

Paso Robles Club 2407 • 1420 Park St.

Meeting — second and fourth Tuesday, 7 p.m.

San Miguel Club 2413 • 256 13th St.

Meeting — first and third Tuesday, 7 p.m.

Santa Margarita Club 2418 • 9610 Murphy St.

Meeting — second and fourth Monday, 7:30 p.m.

Shandon Valley Club • 630-571-5466

Templeton Club 2427 • 601 Main St. • 805-434-1071

Meeting — first and third Thursday, 7 p.m.

Loyal Order of Moose

Atascadero #2067 • 8507 El Camino Real • 805-466-5121

Meeting — first and third Thursday, 6 p.m.

Bingo — first Sunday, 12-2 p.m.

Queen of Hearts — every Tuesday, 7 p.m.

Pool League — every Wednesday

Paso Robles #243 • 2548 Spring St. • 805-239-0503

Visit mooseintl.org for more information

Optimist Club

Atascadero — dinner meetings second and fourth Tuesday, 5:30 p.m., Outlaws Bar & Grill, 9850 E. Front Rd. or call 805-712-5090

Paso Robles — dinner meetings second and fourth Wednesday, 6:30 p.m., Paso Robles Elks Lodge, 1420 Park St.

Rotary International

Atascadero — 9315 Pismo Ave.

Meeting — every Wednesday, 12 p.m. at Atascadero Lake Pavilion

Paso Robles Sunrise — 1900 Golden Hill Rd.

Meeting — every Wednesday, 7 a.m. at Culinary Arts Academy

Templeton — 416 Main St.

Meeting — first and third Tuesday, 7 a.m. at McPhee’s Grill

Veterans of Foreign Wars

Atascadero #2814 — 9555 Morro Rd., • 805-466-3305

Meeting — first Thursday, 6:30 p.m.

Paso Robles #10965 — 240 Scott St., • 805-239-7370

Meeting — first Tuesday, 7 p.m.

Clubs & Meetings

Almond Country Quilters Guild Meeting — January 19 — Community Quilts at Bethel Lutheran Church, 295 Old County Rd, Templeton. Contact Judi Stevenson at 805-431-5907, email koriann2508@gmail.com or visit acqguild.com.

February 2 — Learn the techniques required for successful whip stitch wool appliqué while working on a small piece that can be finished into a needle case or pin cushion. Location TBA, so visit their website for updates.

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

Exchange Club — second Tuesday, 12:15-1:30 p.m. at McPhee’s, 416 S. Main St., Templeton. 805-610-8096, exchangeclubofnorthslocounty.org

Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA) Chapter 465 — second Wednesday, 7 p.m. at Paso Airport Terminal, 4900 Wing Way. Getting youth involved with aviation, EAA465.org

North County Multiflora Garden Club — second Wednesday, 12 to 3 p.m. at PR Community Church, 2706 Spring St., Paso Robles, Public is welcome, no charge, guests welcome. Call 805-712-7820 or visit multifloragardenclub.org

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

Paso Robles Democratic Club — third Wednesday, 6:30 p.m. at Centennial Park, 600 Nickerson, White Oak Room. All meetings are open to the public. For further info visit our Facebook page or visit pasoroblesdemocrats.org.

North County Newcomers — Deadline for the January 16 evening event at Studios On The Park, 1130 Pine St. Paso Robles, from 6 to 8 p.m. is January 8. Les Beck will be featured entertainment. Reservations are required and prepayment is encouraged. RSVP and additional info visit northcountynewcomers.org

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

North County Women’s Connection Luncheon — January 11 with speaker in Barbara Whiteman, a former clown, telling us “What it takes to be good enough.” Also Mari of Olivito will discuss all the uses of Olive oil. Held at the Templeton Community Center at 11:00 a.m. for only $12, which includes lunch. Make your reservations by January 4 with JoAnn Pickering at 239-1096

Active Senior Club of Templeton — first Friday, 10:30 a.m., Templeton Community Center, 601 S. Main St. Meetings include a presentation on relevant local issues, often followed by a luncheon. Membership is $5 per year. Contact Templeton Recreation Department with questions. 805-434-4909 

North County Wines and Steins — first Friday of the month, 6 p.m. at Templeton American Legion Hall, 805 Main St. Meetings include wine and beer tasting, speaker or program and potluck. Visit winesandsteins.org for more information. 

Central Coast Violet Society — second Saturday, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Brookdale Activity Room, 1919 Creston Road, Paso. Email Znailady1@aol.com with any questions.

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

Daughters of the American Revolution — first Sunday. For time and place, email dmcpatriotdaughter@gmail.com

Atascadero AARP Card Club — hosts bridge games on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 12 to 3 p.m., bridge lessons Thursday at 1 p.m. , pinochle games Thursdays at 11 a.m. and Mah Jong games Thursday at 10 a.m. call 805-461-4136 for more information.


Paso Robles

City Council — first and third Tuesday, 6:30 p.m. at the City of Paso Robles Library Conference Room, 1000 Spring Street

Senior Citizens Advisory Committee — second Monday, 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. at the Paso Robles Senior Center, 270 Scott Street

Parks and Recreation Advisory Committee — second Monday, 4 p.m. at Centennial Park Live Oak Room, 600 Nickerson Road

Planning Commission — second and fourth Tuesday, 6:30 p.m. at the City of Paso Robles Library Conference Room, 1000 Spring Street

Paso Robles Democratic Club — third Wednesday, 6:30 p.m. at the White Oak Room, Centennial Park, 600 Nickerson; Visitors/newcomers welcome. Contact Joyanne Soderholm with any questions. Call at 805-769-4847 or email at 2joyanne@gmail.com

Library Board of Trustees — second Thursday, 9 a.m. at City of Paso Robles Library, 1000 Spring Street

Airport Commission — fourth Thursday of every other month, 6:30 p.m. at 4900 Wing Way, Paso Robles.

Templeton (Community Service District)

Board of Directors — first and third Tuesday, 7 p.m. at 420 Crocker Street


Planning Commission — first and third Tuesday, 6 p.m. at City Hall Council Chambers, 6500 Palma Avenue

City Council — second and fourth Tuesday, 6 p.m. at City Hall Council Chambers, 6500 Palma Avenue

Santa Margarita Area Advisory Council

Monthly meetings — first Wednesday, 7 p.m. at Santa Margarita Community Hall, 22501 I St.

No meeting in January 2019 for recess.

County of San Luis Obispo

All meetings below meet at the County Government Center, Board of Supervisors Chambers, 1055 Monterey St, Room D170, San Luis Obispo.

Subdivision Review Board — first Monday, 9 a.m.

Board of Supervisors — first and third Tuesday, 9 a.m.

Parks & Recreation Commission — fourth Tuesday, 6 p.m.

Airport Land Use Commission — third Wednesday, 1:30 p.m.

Air Pollution and Control Board — fourth Wednesday of every odd numbered month, with some exceptions. 9 a.m.

Local Agency Formation Commission — third Thursday, 9 a.m.

Planning Department Hearing — first and third Friday, 9 a.m.

Health & Welnness

The Wellness Kitchen and Resource Center

Visit thewkrc.org, 805-434-1800 for information on Healing and Wellness Foods meal programs, volunteer opportunities, and classes (to RSVP, register and pay online.) Hours: Monday through Friday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Wednesday 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. 

January 17 — Healthy Cooking Class: Comfort Foods — Instructor Evan Vossler. 5:30-7:30 p.m., FREE for those facing illness, otherwise $20. No one will be turned away for lack of funds.

January 18 — Healthy Cooking Class: Comfort Foods — 11 a.m.-1 p.m. at Idler’s Home, 122 Cross St., San Luis Obispo. RSVP required to 805-434-1800 or nancy@TheWKRC.org.

January 23 — Intro to Wellness: A Taste of Change with Registered Dietitian Hayley Garelli. Learn 10 simple ways to begin your clean eating journey, 5:30-6:30 p.m. Please RSVP. Class is FREE.

Cancer Support Community

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

Visit cscslo.org for more information.

January 21— Office Closed


Jan. 8: Young Survivors Peer Gathering, 6 p.m. in Templeton;

Jan. 16: Education: Restoring Strength, Balance and Flow, 11:30 a.m.;

Jan. 17: Advanced Cancer Support Group, 11 a.m.;

Jan. 23: Caregiver Support Group, 10 a.m.; Navigating Change Workshop & Journaling, 11:30 a.m.; Potluck Social, 12:30 p.m.;

Jan. 24: Survivorship Support Group, 11 a.m.; Young Survivor Peer Support SLO, 6 p.m.;

Jan. 30: Mindfulness Hour, 11:30 a.m.; Drumming: Musical Expression, 6 p.m.;

Jan. 31: Breast Cancer Support, 11 a.m.


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

TUESDAY: Educational Radio Show, 1:00 p.m.;

WEDNESDAY: Living with Cancer Support Group —Newly Diagnosed/Active Treatment, every other week, 10 a.m.;

FRIDAY: Grupo Fuerza y Esperanza, every other week, 6 p.m.

Healthy Lifestyle — Navigate with Niki, Thursdays by appointment, call 805-238-4411; 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 at kathythomas10@hotmail.com or 805-610-6486.; Beautification Boutique offers products for hair loss and resources for mastectomy patients (knittedknockers.org).

Support & Encouragement

Take Off Pounds Sensibly — every Monday, 6:30 p.m. at Community Church of Atascadero, 5850 Rosario, basement room. 805-466-1697 or visit tops.org

North County Overeaters Anonymous — every Monday, 5:30 p.m. at Trinity Lutheran Church, Fireside Room, 940 Creston Rd., Paso, OA.org.

MOPS — Mothers of Preschoolers — first & third Tuesday, 9:30 a.m. at Trinity Lutheran Church,

940 Creston Road, Paso, Ashley Hazell, 805-459-6049, nocomops@gmail.com.

Chronic Pain Support Group — CRPS (Chronic Regional Pain Syndrome), third Tuesdays, 5 to 6 p.m. at Rabobank, 1025 Las Tablas Rd, Templeton. Contact Suzanne Miller 805-704-5970 or email suzanne.miller@ymail.com.

North County Parkinson’s Support Group — third Tuesday, 1 p.m. at Templeton Presbyterian Church,

610 So. Main St. Info: Rosemary Dexter 805-466-7226.

Overeaters Anonymous Atascadero — every Thursday, 6:30 p.m. at California Manor, Past the Lobby and follow the signs, 10165 El Camino Real, Atascadero. Contact Irene 818-415-0353.

North County Prostate Cancer Support Group — third Thursday, 7 p.m. at Twin Cities Community  Hospital Pavilion Room. Bill Houston 805-995-2254 or American Cancer Society 805-473-1748. 

Lupus/Autoimmune Disorder Support Group — fourth Saturday, 10:30 a.m. at Nature’s Touch, 225 So. Main St., Templeton.

Grief Support Groups 

Sponsored by Hospice SLO • 805-544-2266 • hospiceslo.org 

Living with Grief Group — every Monday, 12:15 p.m.

Pet Loss Group — last Monday, 5 p.m.

General Grief Group — every Tuesday, 6 p.m.

Suicide Bereavement — fourth Wednesdays, 3 p.m.

Spouse and Partner Group — every Thursday, 11:30 a.m.

Child Loss Group — every Thursday, 6 p.m.

Family Caregiver Group — every other Friday, 2:30 p.m.

Meetings at RISE – Visit in person at 1030 Vine St., Paso Robles or call 805-226-5400

General Grief Group — every Wednesday, 5 p.m. Meeting at 517 13th Street, Paso. No cost, no pre-registration.

GriefShare — every Saturday, 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. in the Fireside Room at Trinity Lutheran Church 940 Creston Road, Paso Robles.