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THE SANTA MARIA VALLEY YMCA presents its Summer Camp starting every week June 16 through Aug. 15 at the YMCA, 3400 Skyway Drive, Santa Maria. The YMCA offers swim lessons for kids all summer. Info: 937-8521 or .


BIG BROTHERS BIG SISTERS is looking for volunteers to meet one or two hours a week with a young person to develop a one-to-one friendship. Orientations take place the first Wednesday of the month at 5:30 p.m. Info: 925-1100 or

LA LECHE LEAGUE SANTA MARIA offers pregnant and nursing moms free breastfeeding support and information the third Wednesday of each month, 10 a.m. at the Lutheran Church of Our Savior, 4725 Bradley Rd., Orcutt. Info: 734-9895(Shannon) or 938-0789(Jennifer).

THE LITTLE VILLAGE offers a daily enrichment program for kids ages 3 to 6 during the summer and fall. Activities include arts and crafts, baking, music, gardening, and creative play. Info: 925-7515.

MUSIC TOGETHER is a music and movement program for infants, toddlers, preschoolers, and the adults who love them. Classes are offered in Arroyo Grande and Santa Maria. Free demonstration classes available. Info: 264-5545 or

MOTHERS OF PRESCHOOLERS GROUP (MOPS) is a non-denominational group that meets for speakers, crafts, mom's night out, and other fun activities every second and fourth Monday of the month, 6:30 p.m. at Pacific Christian Center. Santa Maria. Childcare is provided. Info: 934-3491.

MOM'S CLUB OF SOUTH SLO COUNTY offers friendship support, weekly play groups, and other activities for moms and kids. Info:, of

MOMS OFFERING MOMS SUPPORT offers weekly playgroups and other activities for moms and kids. The club meeting is on the fourth Thursday of each month at 10 a.m. at Hunter's Landing, 1156 E. Grand Avenue, Arroyo Grande. Info: 473-2548.

ORCUTT MOMS CLUB meets for playgroups, mom's nights out, and other fun activities. Info: 938-5790.

SANTA MARIA M.O.M.S. CLUB is a support group for stay-at-home moms who meet for play and activity groups, mom's night out, and park days on the fourth Tuesday of each month, 9:30 a.m., at Maramonte Community Park. Info: 928-8806 or 929-2306.

PERFORMANCE ATHLETICS GYMNASTICS offers a "Parents Night" every second Saturday of the month. Parents can drop their kids off from 5:30 to 10:30 p.m. for pizza and gymnastic activities. The facility is located at 720 Aerovista St., Suite C, San Luis Obispo. Info: 547-1496.

THE NATURAL HISTORY MUSEUM OF SANTA MARIA, 412 S. McClelland (next to lawn bowling) is open Wednesday through Saturday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., and Sundays from 1 to 4 p.m. Regional habitat exhibits are interactive and multi-sensory. School tours are by appointment only. Donations accepted. Info: 614-0806 or

SANTA MARIA STAY AT HOME MOMS GROUP meets for weekly play groups at local parks on Thursdays at 10 a.m. Info:

SANTA MARIA VALLEY DISCOVERY MUSEUM is open Monday through Saturday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. (except Wednesdays, when hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.). Sundays, closed. Admission is $6 per person (under 2 years $1, and 65 years and up is $5). Location is 705 S. McClelland. Info: 928-8414.

THE SANTA MARIA VALLEY RAILROAD COMPANY freight depot is located at 628 S. McClelland St. The Friends of the Santa Maria Valley Railroad hold monthly programs every second Thursday of the month at 6 p.m. at the depot. Info: 922-7941.

SOLVANG PUBLIC LIBRARY holds a preschool story time at 10:30 a.m. Tuesdays and Wednesdays. The library is located at 1745, Mission Dr., Solvang. Info: 688-4214.

RAILWAY HISTORICAL MUSEUM offers a trip into the Santa Maria Valley's past when railroads ruled. See miniature railroad layouts, pictures, and artifacts. Learn about railroading in the present and future. Admission is free. The museum is located in the Santa Maria Town Center. Open Saturdays and Sundays from 1 to 4:30 p.m. Info: 714-4927.

ABEL MALDONADO COMMUNITY CENTER offers daily activities for kids in 7th through 12th grades. Activities include indoor sports, a computer lab, games, fitness equipment, basketball courts, movies, and more. The center is open Monday through Thursday from 2:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., Friday through Saturday from 2:30 to 10 p.m., and Sundays from 3:30 to 7 p.m. The center is located at 600 S. McClelland St., Santa Maria. Free. Info: 925-0951, Ext. 252.

COLUMBIA CHILDREN'S CENTER is located at 840 E Stowell Rd., Santa Maria. The center offers preschool and childcare, kindergarten readiness, potty training, and more. Info: 922-KIDS.

BOYS & GIRLS CLUB of Santa Maria Valley offers an Early Bird Program for children 6-12 years of age. The program provides year-round students with the opportunity for supervised, structured programs during their off-track time from school. It runs from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday. Cost is $8 per day. Regular club hours during the school year are Monday through Friday from 2 to 6 p.m., and from noon until 6 p.m. during the summer. Info: 922-7763.

HANCOCK "COLLEGE FOR KIDS" CLASSES include ballet, ballet folklorico, hip-hop and jazz-funk. Info: 922-6966, Ext. 3209.

VOLUNTEERS FOR INTER-VALLEY ANIMALS (VIVA) hold pet adoptions Saturdays from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. at the Adoption Center, 133 North D St., Lompoc. Info: 735-6741.

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