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ALTRUSA INTERNATIONAL INC. of SANTA MARIA, a nonprofit business and professional organization, meets the second Wednesday of each month, 7 p.m., in the downstairs conference room at United Way, 1660 S. Broadway. Info: 352-0026 or 937-4071.

ALTRUSA INTERNATIONAL INC. OF THE CENTRAL COAST meets at noon the second and fourth Monday of every month at the Santa Maria Inn. Reservations required. Info: 928-2020 or 925-7430.

ASOCIACION CULTURAL LATINO AMERICANA is dedicated to promoting Latin American arts and culture while sponsoring scholarships for Hispanic students on the Central Coast. The group meets at 7 p.m. the third Thursday of every month. Tango classes are the third Saturday of each month at the Dance Studio, S Broadway. Info: 922-3145.

BUSINESS ENRICHED NETWORK (BEN) meets every first and third Wednesday of the month at 8 a.m. at the American Title building, corner of Miller and Betteravia, Santa Maria. Info: 352-1100.

BLIND GERMAN MECHANICS is a Sherlock Holmes enthusiast society that meets the second Wednesday of each month, 7 p.m., at Starbucks, 501 Five Cities Drive, Pismo Beach Shopping Center. Bring a copy of The Complete Sherlock Holmes. Info: 489-6777.

BOOTS-N-CHUTES ALL AIRBORNE ASSOCIATION offers no charge military funerals for honorably discharged veterans, scholarships for high school students, and color guards for civic events. The association meets every first Saturday of the month at the Veterans Memorial building, 100 E. Locust, Lompoc. Dues are $10 a year. Info: 925-2939 or 733-3659.

CALIFORNIA CONGRESS OF REPUBLICANS is a moderate Republican group that meets the first Friday of every month for a luncheon beginning at 11:30 a.m. at Maria del Sol, 1405 E Main St., Santa Maria. Reservations required. Info: 922-2893 or 937-4165.

CAMPING LOVE OF ADVENTURE is a nonprofit camping group that hosts monthly events including camping, potlucks, campfires, and various outings. Widows, widowers, divorced, unmarried, and individuals with a chronically incapacitated spouse are welcome. Yearly dues are $10. Info: 937-3268 or

CENTRAL COAST CELEBRATION CHORUS, a chapter of Sweet Adelines International, is accepting members. Rehearsals are held Tuesday evenings from 6:30-9 p.m. at Judkins Middle School, Pismo Beach. Info: 595-7770 or 239-4417.

CENTRAL COAST CACTUS AND SUCCULENT SOCIETY meets every second Sunday of the month, 2 p.m. at the San Luis Obispo Public Library, 995 Palm St., San Luis Obispo. Each meeting features a speaker, a plant exchange, and a plant raffle. Info: 773-6644.

CENTRAL COAST CATHOLIC NETWORK is where single (divorce, widowed, never married) people meet for social activities including hiking, dining, dancing, bowling, or fellowship. Info: 878-4464.

CENTRAL COAST COMPUTER CLUB meets every third Tuesday of the month at Knollwood Village Clubhouse, 4012 S Bradley, Orcutt. Systems "SIG" meets at 5:45 p.m., with the business meeting at 7 p.m. Visitors are welcome. Info: 937-6938.

CENTRAL COAST HUNTING RETRIEVER CLUB meets the third Thursday of each month at 7 p.m. at Petco, 271 Madonna Road, San Luis Obispo. Info: 720-2185,

CENTRAL COAST LITERACY COUNCIL always needs volunteer tutors to teach English to adults. Info: 922-9200,

CENTRAL COAST PUREBRED PIT BULL CLUB is a nonprofit organization that meets every second Saturday of the month. The group promotes outreach, education, and participation with the breed. Info: 268-3243.

CENTRAL COAST WEAVERS' GUILD meets the second Thursday of every month at 9:30 a.m., and the last Saturday of the month at members' homes. Info: 481-3357 or 929-4639.

CHCCC, INC., Community Health Centers of the Central Coast, is a group that aims to enhance the physical, mental, and social well-being of all people in the area through a network of Central Coast community health centers. Board meetings are the fourth Tuesday of every month, 7 p.m., at the Nipomo Community Medical Center. Info: 931-2512.

THE CIVIL AIR PATROL holds meetings Wednesdays at 6:30 p.m. at the Santa Maria Airport. The Civil Air Patrol needs volunteer cadets ages 12-18, pilots, educators, and EMS Personnel to provide emergency services, aerospace education, and cadet programs. Info: 478-2438.

COASTAL VALLEY ORCHID SOCIETY meets the third Tuesday of every month, 7 p.m., at the Grossman Gallery in the Lompoc Public Library. Meetings include guest speakers, orchid exhibits by members and more. Info: 736-3020,, or

CODEPENDENTS ANONYMOUS FRIDAY NIGHT SHARING GROUP meets every Friday, at 7:30 p.m. in the United Way Building, 1660 S. Broadway. Santa Maria. Info: 934-5228.

COMPASSIONATE FRIENDS Central Coast Chapter is a non-sectarian group offering friendship and understanding to bereaved parents, grandparents, and siblings every third Tuesday of the month at 7 p.m. at the Church of Christ,795 E. Foster Rd. Info: 922-5222.

COMPUTERROOTERS is a senior computer educational group that meets the first Thursday of the month at the Ramona Garden Park Center, 993 Ramona St., Grover Beach. Info: 489-6230,

COURT APPOINTED SPECIAL ADVOCATES (CASA) trains and supervises volunteers who mentor and advocate for a child in the court system. Info: 739-9102.

DEBTORS ANONYMOUS is a 12-step program for people whose debts or spending problems are causing troubles in their lives or the lives of others. It meets every Monday (except holidays), 6:30 p.m., at United Methodist Church, 275 North Halycon Road, Arroyo Grande. Info: 927-1018.

DEMOCRATIC CLUB OF SANTA MARIA VALLEY meets the third Thursday of each month at 7 p.m. at IHOP, 202 Nicholson Ave., Santa Maria. No host social at 5:30 p.m., optional dinner at 6 p.m. (RSVP). The Democratic Headquarters, 327 E. Plaza, is open Monday through Friday, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Visitors and volunteers welcome. Info: 349-2708 or

DISABLED AMERICAN VETERANS, Chapter 82, can be reached at 345-0402. Meets the first Wednesday of the month September through May.

THE EL CAMINO ART ASSOCIATION presents holds regular meetings every month at the Ramona Garden Park, 10th and Ramona, Grover Beach. Info: 773-4860.

THE SANTA MARIA EAA, Chapter 499, meets on the second Tuesday of each month at 7 p.m. at the Cessna Pilots Association/Avionics West hangar, 3940 Mitchell Road, Santa Maria Airport. Info:

FAMILIES WITH CHILDREN FROM CHINA'S Central Coast chapter has monthly play dates and cultural celebrations. Info: 927-2232.

FIGHTING BACK SANTA MARIA VALLEY holds regular "Educate to Communicate" events for kids and parents. Topics include alcohol and drugs, importance of education, understanding what it takes to keep your child in school, peer pressure, gangs, and guidelines for discipline/parent and child boundaries. Info: 346-1774.

FIVE CITIES CRIBBAGE CLUB meets every Wednesday, 6:30 p.m. at IHOP in Santa Maria, Hwy. 101 and Main Street. Info: 739-0875.

THE FIVE CITIES WOMEN'S NETWORK is designed to promote personal and professional development of its members. Meetings are the second Tuesday of each month from 11:30 a.m. to 1:15 p.m. at the Mission Inn of Pismo Beach, 601 James Way, Pismo Beach. Cost is $19. Info: or 458-1910.

GAY AND LESBIAN RESOURCE CENTER and the Pacific Pride Foundation host a discussion group for gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, or questioning youth between the ages of 15 and 23. Come join in the support and fun with your peers. Directions and other info: 349-9947.

GERONTOLOGY STUDY GROUP hosts a luncheon meeting every fourth Friday of the month at Atria Maria del Sol, 1405 E. Main St. Santa Maria. Info: 925-8000.

HIV+ MEN'S PEER GROUP meets at the Pacific Pride Foundation, 819 West Church St. Santa Maria. Info: 349-9947.

INTERNATIONAL GERANIUM SOCIETY, California Central Coast Branch, meets the third Wednesday of every month at 7 p.m. at the Black Lake Community Center, 489 Colonial Place, Nipomo. Info: 937-9983.

KIWANIS CLUB OF SANTA MARIA meets every Thursday at noon at the Minerva Club, corner of Boone and Lincoln. Santa Maria. Info: 922-0856.

KIWANIS CLUB OF SANTA MARIA VALLEY meets every second and fourth Tuesday, 6 p.m., at the Central City Broiler, 1520 N. Broadway, Santa Maria. Info: 886-8355.

KIWANIS CLUB OF ORCUTT meets at 7 a.m. every Wednesday at Hometown Buffet, 1431 S Bradley, Santa Maria. Info: 937-5924.

KJG GAMES GROUPS regularly host officially sanctioned Poke mon Trading Card Game League every Monday, from 3 to 5 p.m., 5 to 7 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. Mordheim and officially sanctioned Magic the Gathering Arena Outpost League every Tuesday, from 6 to 9 p.m. Warhammer 40,000 every Wednesday from 6 to 9 p.m. Advanced Dungeons and Dragons, MLB Showdown 2000, Mage Knight, and Warmaster every Thursday, from 6 to 9 p.m. Warhammer Fantasy and officially sanctioned Magic the Gathering Tournaments every Friday, from 6 to 9 p.m. All meetings take place at KJG Games Group at 317 Town Center West. Santa Maria. Call for additional meeting times or other info: 614-GAME.

LOMPOC VALLEY ART ASSOCIATION gathers for their monthly meeting the first Tuesday of every month at 7:30 p.m. at the Alpha Clubhouse, 704 E Ocean Ave., Lompoc. Info: 737-1129.

LUNCHTIME PRESENTATIONS on issues important to San Luis Obispo County are held every third Friday, at noon at the First Presbyterian Church of San Luis Obispo. Invite friends and bring a lunch. Coffee and juice provided. Info: 528-7025.

MASONIC SOJOURNERS and any free and accepted Masons are welcome to meet for free doughnuts and coffee every Wednesday at 9 a.m., 700 Lakeview Dr. Enjoy good fellowship and good humor. Info: 937-7446.

MINERVA CLUB OF SANTA MARIA meets every Tuesday. The first and third Tuesdays are general membership meetings. The second Tuesdays are bridge sections. Fourth Tuesdays are home and garden or book sections. Fifth Tuesdays are benefit bridge games, and are open to the public. Reservations are required.

NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF WATCH AND CLOCK COLLECTORS meets the second Sunday of every month at the Central Coast Senior Center Hall, 1580 Railroad St., Oceano. Mart begins at 12:30 p.m. If you have an old clock or watch and would like help identifying or valuing it, they can help. Info: 528-3100.

NATIVE AMERICAN PHILOSOPHICAL ASSOCIATION meets to discuss traditional and current Native American ideals and concepts with the goal of expanding self-evolution. Info: 473-3837 or

NEWCOMERS CLUB OF SANTA MARIA provides an immediate opportunity to become acquainted with the community for all women. There is a monthly luncheon the second Wednesday of the month, 11 a.m., and a monthly coffee get-together the fourth Wednesday of the month, 10 a.m. Special activities include bingo, book chat, bowling, card games, golf, pot-luck lunches, monthly dinners and travel events. Info: 937-3303.

NIPOMO ARTS COMMISSION meets the every first Wednesday, 5:30 p.m., at the Nipomo Library. Everyone who supports the arts is welcome to join. Info: 723-1306.

NIPOMO CHAMBER NETWORK BREAKFAST CLUB meets every Thursday at 7:30 a.m. at the Black Lake Golf Course Restaurant, 1490 Golf Course Lane, Nipomo. Info: 929-1583.

OPTIMIST CLUB focuses on bringing out the best in kids in our community every first Tuesday and third Thursday at the Edwards Community Center, 809 N. Fremont St., Santa Maria. All meetings begin at 6:30 p.m. Community is welcome. Info: 922-8502 or

ORCUTT LIONS CLUB meets the first and third Wednesday, 7 p.m., at 126 S. Broadway, Old Orcutt. The last Friday of the month is a Country and Bluegrass Jam Session at 7 p.m. Info: 937-6195.

ORCUTT HISTORICAL SOCIETY hosts a speaker series featuring multimedia presentations and Orcutt area history the third Saturday of each month from 10 a.m. to noon at the Luis Oasis Senior Center, 420 Soares St., Orcutt. Public welcome. Free. Info: 934-5169.

ORCUTT MINERAL SOCIETY provides many activities to those interested in all facets of earth sciences. The club meets every second Tuesday, 7 p.m., at Elwin Mussell Senior Center, 510 E Park Ave., Santa Maria. Info: 929-3788.

PACIFIC CHRISTIAN CENTER 20-SOMETHINGS, a college group, meets Mondays from 7 p.m.-8:30 p.m. at Craig and Joy's house. Info: 925-0366. Junior high and high school youth group meets Wednesdays, 6:45-8 p.m., at the church, 3455 Santa Maria Way. Giveaways, skits, games, worship, and youth band. Info: 934-3491.

PAINT CLUB, for any media, meets every Wednesday, at 9-11 a.m. at the Mussell Senior Center to paint and socialize. Fifty cents per day. Info: 925-4293 or 925-0951.

QUOTA INTERNATIONAL OF SANTA MARIA is involved in raising money for the deaf and hearing impaired. Find out more at lunches on the first and second Tuesday of each month, at noon to 1 p.m., and the fourth Tuesday of every month, at 6-7 p.m., at Giavanni's Pizza, 1108 E. Clark Ave. Info: 928-5222.

RETIRED ACTIVE MEN (RAMS) of Santa Maria meet the fourth Tuesday of every month for fun and fellowship. All retired men 54 or older and retired from active employment are welcome. Meetings take place at 8:30 a.m. Maria Del Sol, 4105 East Main St., Santa Maria. Info: 934-4394.

RIVER VALLEY 4H is accepting new members through September. The club offers many projects and programs. The club meets the third Wednesday of the month at Tunnell School. Info: 349-9991 or 264-1843.

ROTARY CLUB OF SANTA MARIA meets at 12:10 p.m. every Tuesday at the Historic Santa Maria Inn, 801 S Broadway. Info: 922-6657.

SAFE AND SOBER SUPPORT GROUP is hosted by the Women's Shelter Program of San Luis Obispo County. It is scheduled for Wednesdays at 3:30-5 p.m. in San Luis Obispo. Info: 473-6507.

SANTA LUCIA ROCKHOUNDS meet the third Thursday of every month, 7 p.m., at Centennial Park, 600 Nickerson Dr., Paso Robles. Visitors are welcome. Info: 464-0528.

SANTA MARIA A'S Model A Ford Club meets every second Thursday at 7 p.m. at the Edwards Community Center, 809 Panther Drive. Info: 922-3151.

SANTA MARIA ASSOCIATION OF FAMILY CHILD CARE PROVIDERS meets the third Monday of every month, 6:30 p.m. at the Workforce Resource Center in the Sutter Room, 1410 S. Broadway. Providers meet for upcoming events in the community, training, support and updated information on licensing regulations and state legislation. Info: 937-0390 or 937-0675.

SANTA MARIA CAMERA CLUB meets the first and third Wednesday of each month at Arbor View Retirement Center, 1220 N. Suey Rd. at 7:30 p.m. The first Wednesday of the month offers a wide variety of subjects ranging from film composition and cameras to special presentations of slide shows. The third Wednesday is a competition, which includes black and white prints,replicas de relojes color prints and slides, judged by outside professionals. Info: 934-9709.

SANTA MARIA COIN CLUB holds its monthly meeting every third Wednesday, 7 p.m., at Oak Knolls Haven, 4845 S. Bradley Rd., N. Orcutt, for free appraisals. Info: 937-1008.

SANTA MARIA HUMAN RESOURCES ASSOCIATION holds professional development meetings on the Fourth Wednesday of each month from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Santa Maria Inn. Info/RSVP:

SANTA MARIA LAWN BOWLING CLUB assembles at 9:30 a.m. to start games at 10 a.m. on the green on McClelland across from the library. Closed Mondays and Thursdays. Lessons given by appointment. Info: 349-9838.

SANTA MARIA MEN'S CLUB (formerly Newcomers club) meets at Maria Del Sol, 1405 East Main St. every second Tuesday of the month for breakfast and a guest speaker. Starts at 8:30 a.m. Info: 348-1179 or 937-1499.

SANTA MARIA VALLEY LIONS CLUB meets every first and third Wednesday, 6:30 p.m., at the IHOP Restaurant, 202 N. Nicholson. Santa Maria.

SANTA MARIA NOONTIMERS LIONS CLUB meets at 12:10 p.m. for lunch every Wednesday at Baker's Square Restaurant, 1841 S. Broadway. Santa Maria. Info: 927-6103.

SANTA MARIA ORCHID SOCIETY meets at 7 p.m. the first Wednesday of each month at the Veterans' Memorial Center, 313 W. Tunnell Street. Santa Maria.

SANTA MARIA PEACE COALITION holds weekly war protests Saturdays from 10 a.m. to noon at Perlman Park at Main and Broadway, and hosts monthly film and forum events not found in the mainstream media on the last Saturday of every month, 7 p.m., at the Betteravia Government Center, 511 E. Lakeside Parkway. Santa Maria. Info: 343-6322 or

SANTA MARIA RECREATION AND PARKS COMMISSION meets every second Tuesday of the month in council chambers at Santa Maria City Hall.

SANTA MARIA SENIOR TRAVEL CLUB offers three-, four-, and one-day trips, plus cruises and international travel to club members. All seniors over 50 are welcome. Dues are $10 yearly, including a monthly bulletin of activities. Travel office is open Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays, at 12:30-3:45 p.m. Info: 349-0688.

SANTA MARIA SUNRISE LIONS BREAKFAST CLUB meets every first and third Wednesday, 7:15 a.m., at Baker's Square Restaurant, 1841 S. Broadway. Info: 934-3881.

SANTA MARIA VALLEY BEAUTIFUL meets for lunch the second Thursday of every month at noon at the Holiday Inn Hotel and Suites, 2100 N. Broadway. General info: 928-6463.

SANTA MARIA VALLEY CITIZENS FOR SAFE DRINKING WATER meets the first and third Wednesday, 6:30 p.m., at Lassen's, 1790 S Broadway. It is a health/environmental volunteer group working for a ballot measure to stop industrial waste substances, including industrial waste fluoride, from being added to water.

SANTA MARIA VALLEY LEAGUE OF WOMEN VOTERS meets regularly around Santa Maria. Info: 739-1909.

SANTA MARIA VALLEY QUILT GUILD meets the second Wednesday of every month, at 9:30 a.m. at St. Andrew's Methodist Church, 3945 Bradley Road, Orcutt. Info: 937-7342.

SANTA MARIA VALLEY SINGLES CLUB invites friendly men and women ages 50+ to go to events and to make new friends. Club meetings are on the first Tuesday of every month, 6:30 p.m., at the Union Plaza Social Room, 120 N. Broadway. Info: 925-4740.

SANTA MARIA VALLEY SPORTSMAN'S ASSOCIATION meets on the second Tuesday of every month at 7:30 p.m. in the Atkinson Community Center, 1000 N. Railroad Ave. All outdoor enthusiasts are welcome. Info: 934-2340.

SANTA MARIA WOMEN'S NETWORK is designed to promote the professional and personal development of its members. Meetings are at 11:30 a.m. the first Wednesday of every month in the Kent Room of the Santa Maria Inn. Info: 929-7489 or

SENIOR BALLROOM DANCE CLUB is for singles and couples interested in fun dancing Wednesdays at 7 p.m. in the Madonna Inn's main ballroom, SLO. Info: 489-5481 or

SENIOR SINGLES CLUB meets for monthly social luncheons and dinners with an equal number of men and women. Also, subgroups of varied interests including cards, travel, and singing. Info: 544-4347 or 481-1793.

SENIOR TRAVEL CLUB offers outings for "working seniors," aged 50 years and up. See the Melodrama, have a Swing Time, or take a Mystery Trip. For a list of available trips: 925-0951, Ext. 207.

SISTERS IN CRIME is an organization of mystery and suspense writers. It meets every second Saturday of the month at 10:30 a.m. at Borders Books and Music, 243 Madonna Road, San Luis Obispo. Info: 528-7155.

SLO BYTES, a PC users group dedicated to educating its members in the use of personal computers, meets at 12:45 p.m. the first Sunday of every month at the Odd Fellows Hall, 520 Dana St., San Luis Obispo. Info:

SLO WOMEN'S NETWORK meets the third Wednesday of every month from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Madonna Inn, 100 Madonna Rd., San Luis Obispo. Reservations must be made the Friday before the luncheon. Meetings offer a chance to meet other women and make business contacts. Info: 546-3727.

SOCIETY OF VEGETARIAN INCLINED PEOPLE (SoVIP) holds a monthly potluck meeting the first Thursday of every month at 7 p.m. at the Unity Chapel of Light, 1165 Stubblefield Rd., Orcutt. Info: 343-0437.

SOUTH COUNTY DEMOCRATIC CLUB meets the first Wednesday of each month at 7 p.m. at CJ's Restaurant, 611 Grand Ave. Arroyo Grande. Come at 6 p.m. to order dinner. Info: 481-6765.

STRATEGIES FOR SUCCESSFUL AGING educational support group meets the first and third replicas relojes Wednesday of the month, at 7 p.m. in Grover Beach. Info and reservations: 929-5652.

SUNSHINE SENIORS meet the second Wednesday of every month at 11:30 a.m. at St. Mary's Hall. All those over 50 years of age are welcome. Info: 934-3896.

SWEET ADELINES INTERNATIONAL welcomes all to experience the excitement of four-part harmony (called Tri-City Sound Chorus) at their rehearsals every Thursday at 7 p.m. in the fellowship hall at St. Andrews Methodist Church, 3945 S. Bradley Rd., Santa Maria. Women who love to sing welcome. Info: 736-7572.

TOPS (TAKE OFF POUNDS SENSIBLY) meets Wednesdays from 10 to 11:30 a.m., weigh-in between 8:30 and 9:45 a.m. at the First Presbyterian Church, 200 W. Cook, Santa Maria. Info: 929-8506.

TRAVEL CONNECTIONS AND SOCIAL CLUB hosts a monthly dinner the second Friday of each month starting at 6 p.m. at Finn's Restaurant, Grand Ave., Grover Beach. Info: 781-2630 or

VALLEY OF THE FLOWERS, HALF CENTURY CLUB offers Bingo at 12:30 p.m. Sundays and Mondays, and at 6:30 p.m. Tuesdays. Line dancing is offered three nights a week with a night dance at 7 p.m. Thursday. Craft classes are also offered. PACE (People with Arthritis Can Exercise) groups meet every Tuesday morning. Door fee is $7 for non-members, but give the name of a board member and get in for $5. The club is located at 341 North N St., Lompoc. Info: 736-6669.

VANDENBERG AMATEUR ASTRONOMICAL SOCIETY meets the second Friday of the month at 7 p.m. at the Endeavour Center near Vandenberg AFB. Meetings are open to the public. Info: 736-9442 or .

VANDENBERG LIONS CLUB meets the second and fourth Thursday of every month at noon at the Village Coffee Stop, Vandenberg Village. Info: 733-3249.

WRITERS SUPPORT GROUP invites all levels of writers to discuss the marketing aspects of writing (not critiquing) with Santa Maria author Donald Smith on the second Tuesday of every month at Cafe Monet, 1555 S. Broadway. Info: 928-1774.

50 PLUS CLUB meets at 11:30 a.m. the second Thursday of every month at St. Louis de Montfort Parish Hall, 5095 Harp Rd. Open potluck lunch and opportunities to enjoy spirituality, community, and social programs. Info: 937-3119.

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