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Talks & Readings: Conference, Meeting, Health & Wellness/Nutrition
Overeaters Anonymous
Wednesday weekly meeting at the Connection to support our issues around food and how to get serenity.
The Cambria Connection
Cambria, CA

Wed 4/24/19 at 4:30pm-5:30pm
Wed 5/1/19 at 4:30pm-5:30pm
Wed 5/8/19 at 4:30pm-5:30pm
Wed 5/15/19 at 4:30pm-5:30pm
Wed 5/22/19 at 4:30pm-5:30pm
Talks & Readings: Poetry Reading/Spoken Word
Poetry in the Library
The theme for the April’s poetry night at Los Osos Library will be “Hums & Honey.” Poets Bonnie Young from Arroyo Grande and poet Catherine Abbey Hodges will read, and cellist Rob Hodges from the Porterville will play. Open mic follows.
SLO County Library - Los Osos
Los Osos, CA

Thu 4/25/19 at 6:30pm-8:30pm
Talks & Readings: Talks/Lectures
Let's Talk!
Join us on the fourth Friday of each month and watch a TED Talk or hear a speaker in person. Presenting a wide variety of interesting topics, followed by a gently moderated discussion.
SLO County Library - Cayucos
Cayucos, CA

Fri 4/26/19 at 1pm-2:30pm
Fri 5/24/19 at 1pm-2:30pm
Fri 6/28/19 at 1pm-2:30pm
Talks & Readings: Conference, Meeting, Health & Wellness/Nutrition, For the Family
Al-Anon Weekly Meeting Saturday Cambria
St. Paul's Episcopal Church
Cambria, CA

Sat 4/27/19 at 10am-11am
Sat 5/4/19 at 10am-11am
Sat 5/11/19 at 10am-11am
Sat 5/18/19 at 10am-11am
Sat 5/25/19 at 10am-11am
Talks & Readings: Talks/Lectures, Class/Workshop, Food/Tasting
Introduction to Canning Class
Learn how to "save the seasons" by canning fruits and vegetables all year round from your own garden harvest or purchased from a farmer's market. You'll learn about boiling water canning, atmospheric steam canning, and pressure canning. Pre-registration ...
University of California Cooperative Extension – UCCE
San Luis Obispo, CA

Sat 4/27/19 at 10am-12pm
Talks & Readings: Talks/Lectures, Special Event, Art Talk
Lecture by Yo-Yo Ma
Yo-Yo Ma, one of the greatest of living cellists, will discuss the role of culture in creating a strong society, drawing on examples from his own life as a musician and citizen. Whether performing works from the cello repertoire, collaborating with communi...
The Granada Theatre
Santa Barbara, CA

Sat 4/27/19 at 7:30pm
Talks & Readings: Family/Child (Books), Animals, History/Science
Quail Egg Explorations with Jenn
Learn about incubating, hatching, and raising quail chicks, from the perspective of a local farmer. Learn about the unhatched chicks through a "float test."
San Luis Obispo Children's Museum
San Luis Obispo, CA

Sat 4/27/19 at 1pm-2pm
Talks & Readings: Poetry Reading/Spoken Word
South County Poetry: Bob Pavlik
Bob is still digging as an historian for CA Dept. of Parks & Recreation. He unearthed his own poetic treasures in high school, continued writing through being a teacher, park ranger, and environmental planner. He is part of Poets on the Edge and his poems ...
St. Barnabas Episcopal Church
Arroyo Grande, CA

Sun 4/28/19 at 5:30pm-7:30pm
Talks & Readings: Conference, Meeting, For the Family, Health & Wellness/Nutrition
Adult Children of Alcoholics
Monday weekly meeting for emotional serenity. Downstairs in the Church, around back.
St. Paul's Episcopal Church
Cambria, CA

Mon 4/29/19
Mon 5/6/19
Mon 5/13/19
Mon 5/20/19
Mon 5/27/19
Talks & Readings: Signing/Readings
Author Meet & Greet: Lani Steele
Los Osos writer Lani Steele will read from her mystery, "Absence is No Alibi," set on the Central Coast. She will also read selections from "A Plague of Angels" and other poetry works. There will be Q & A, book sales and signing, and refreshments.
Grover Beach Community Library
Grover Beach, CA

Wed 5/1/19 at 7pm-9pm
Talks & Readings: Signing/Readings
David Sedaris
With his sardonic wit and incisive social critiques, David Sedaris is one of America’s most celebrated humor writers. A master of satire beloved for his personal essays and short stories, Santa Barbara’s favorite comedic darling returns on the heels of Cal...
The Granada Theatre
Santa Barbara, CA

Fri 5/3/19 at 7:30pm
Talks & Readings: Talks/Lectures, Meeting, Computers/Technology
SLO Bytes Computer Users General Meeting
The First Session consists of a Questions and Answers Session led by Alan Raul. Alan talks about developments in computer technology; Windows, smart phones, software, security, hardware, inviting questions and comments from the audience. The Second Sessi...
SLO Guild Hall
San Luis Obispo, CA

Sun 5/5/19 at 12:45pm-3:45pm
Talks & Readings: Talks/Lectures, Community Event
Death Cafe: Let's Talk It Over
Wilshire Hospice's Center for Grief Education and Healing hosts a monthly open discussion on staying fully engaged in life while exploring death and dying. Facilitated by Dr. Denise LaRosa and Paul Johnson MA, PhD.
Nautical Bean - Parker Street
San Luis Obispo, CA

Mon 5/6/19 at 3:30pm-5pm
Mon 6/3/19 at 3:30pm-5pm
Mon 7/1/19 at 3:30pm-5pm
Talks & Readings: Talks/Lectures
2nd Thursday Adult Book Discussion Group
"The Perfect Nanny: A Novel" by Leila Slimani
SLO County Library - San Luis Obispo
San Luis Obispo, CA

Thu 5/9/19 at 10:30am-12pm
Talks & Readings: Talks/Lectures, Green/Environmental, History/Science
On the Road for Climate Action
Tired of all the misinformation being circulated about climate change? Want to win arguments with your "skeptical" friends? Dr. Shahir Masri is a Harvard-trained scientist and author of "Beyond Debate: Answers to 50 Misconceptions on Climate Change." Dr. M...
SLO County Library - San Luis Obispo
San Luis Obispo, CA

Thu 5/9/19 at 7pm-8:30pm
Talks & Readings: Poetry Reading/Spoken Word, Yoga, Hiking, General
Hiking & Haiku
Join Leslie St. John of Prose and Poses and Sarah Hawkins of Course Care for a soulful adventure in our own backyard. On this led hike in Reservoir Canyon, we will connect to our bodies to open creativity and practice writing Haiku poetry. Hiking can awake...
Reservoir Canyon
San Luis Obispo, CA

Sat 5/11/19 at 9am-12pm
Talks & Readings: Talks/Lectures
Neil Gaiman
One of the great living storytellers, Neil Gaiman is the celebrated author of books, graphic novels, short stories and nonfiction for readers of all ages, including The Sandman comic book series, "Stardust," "American Gods" and "Coraline." He has won both ...
University of California, Santa Barbara – Campbell Hall
Santa Barbara, CA

Sat 5/11/19 at 7:30pm
Talks & Readings: Talks/Lectures, Signing/Readings, Poetry Reading/Spoken Word
SLO NightWriters General Meeting, Open to the Public
SLO NightWriters' monthly general meetings are open to the public. The organization's goal is to provide a venue for SLO County writers to connect, inspire, enjoy a variety of guest speakers and expand their writing world. Peer review and supportive critiq...
United Church of Christ
San Luis Obispo, CA

Tue 5/14/19 at 6:30pm-8:30pm
Tue 6/11/19 at 6:30pm-8:30pm
Tue 7/9/19 at 6:30pm-8:30pm
Talks & Readings: Talks/Lectures
Andrew Solomon with Pico Iyer
Andrew Solomon, winner of the National Book Award, blends refection, decades-long research and personal experience to create unforgettable portraits of people who fall outside regular norms. His books include "Far from the Tree: Parents, Children & the Sea...
University of California, Santa Barbara – Campbell Hall
Santa Barbara, CA

Thu 5/16/19 at 7:30pm
Talks & Readings: Talks/Lectures, History/Science, Green/Environmental
Morro Bay Science Explorations with the Estuary Program
The topic for this Morro Bay Science Explorations session is "Olympia Oysters, Pismo Clams, and Oyster Farming in Morro Bay." Researchers and a shellfish farmer will give separate presentations, each to be followed by a Q&A sesion. Snacks will be provided.
San Luis Obispo Botanical Garden
San Luis Obispo, CA

Thu 5/16/19 at 6pm-8pm

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