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2018 March PASO Magazine

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EVENTS for children in the North County By Heather Young Spring is coming and that means Easter isn’t far behind. Easter falls on Sunday, April 1 and means that leading up to the Christian holiday, there are Easter egg hunts and other activities open to the community. While there used to be more large-scale city-sponsored events, those have given way to more smaller, organization- and business-sponsored events. Paso Robles Main Street will host a visit with the Easter bunny on Saturday, March 24, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the holiday house in Downtown City Park. Bring the entire family for a free visit with the Easter basket. Bring your camera and get a free Easter egg. Easter Egg Hunt Etiquette: It's always fun to take the kids to Easter egg hunts, but it's a bummer when someone ruins the fun by not playing fair. So here are a few rules of etiquette to make these fun for everyone: 1. These events are meant to be fun 2. Adults should stay on the sidelines unless the child is a baby or young toddler. 3. Encourage your children to participate with other children’s searches, and even help other children find eggs for themselves. Paso Robles Easter egg hunt at Centennial Park The Bridge Christian Church will host an Easter egg hunt for children at Centennial Park in Paso Robles, following a message and worship starting at 9:30 a.m. on Sunday, April 1. The egg hunt will be divided into age-appropriate sections for babies through fifth grade. There will be helpers available for younger children so they are sure to have fun searching for and finding eggs. All are invited and welcome. Easter egg hunt at Trinity Lutheran Trinity Lutheran Church will host an Easter egg hunt for children following the second Easter service. Children should bring their own baskets. An Easter sunrise service will be held at 7 a.m., followed by an Easter breakfast at 8 a.m. The traditional Easter service will be held at 10 a.m. Templeton Giant Easter Egg Hunt, Templeton Celebration Worship Center will host its annual Giant Easter Egg Hunt at 988 Vineyard Drive in Templeton at 10 a.m. on Saturday, March 31. There will be 12,000 eggs hidden for the kids to find. The free event will include a food, snow cones, cotton candy, games, bounce houses and prize eggs. For more information, contact Pastor Royce Spinks at 610-9819. Atascadero Spring Festival at Charles Paddock Zoo Charles Paddock Zoo in Atascadero presents Spring Festival, which is free with zoo admission, from March 23 through April 8. Come enjoy fur and feathers for a limited time. In addition, check out the new Madagascar exhibit and the new home that is in progress for the Red Pandas. The zoo is open daily from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Easter Egg Hunt at Atascadero UMC Atascadero United Methodist Church, 11605 El Camino Real, will host its annual Easter egg hunt between its two traditional Easter services on Sunday, April 1. Children in the fifth grade and younger will meet in Fellowship Hall at 9:30 a.m. The hunt will start at promptly 9:45 a.m. The eggs are found quickly, so be sure to arrive early. The littlest hunters will get a head start before the older children are let into the yard. For more information, go to atascaderoumc .org or call 466-2566. Other parts of the county Bunny Trail Downtown, San Luis Obispo San Luis Obispo Farmers’ Market will host the Bunny Trail Downtown on Thursday, March 29 from 6 to 9 p.m. Children, along with their families, can hop along the Bunny Trail, visiting businesses and filling their bags with treats. Avila Beach Annual Easter Egg Hunt The annual Avila Beach annual Easter Egg Hunt is on Saturday, March 24 from 10 to 11:30 a.m. at the Avila Beach Community Center, 191 San Miguel St. There will be snacks, eggs to color, arts & crafts, an Easter egg hunt, bounce house and photos with the Easter bunny. The event is hosted by the Avila Beach Civic Association and the San Luis Yacht Club. Special Needs Easter Egg Hunt, Pismo Beach The fourth annual Special Needs Easter Egg Hunt will take place on Saturday, March 31 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Spyglass Park, 2511 Spyglass Drive in Pismo Beach. Participants are asked to bring a dozen filled eggs. Los Osos Kiwanis Easter Egg Hunt The 29th annual Los Osos Kiwanis Easter Egg Hunt will be held on Saturday, March 31 from 10 a.m. to noon at the South Bay Community Center, 2180 Palisades Ave., and includes a hot dog lunch, bounce houses, balloon animals, 4-H petting zoo, scout demo and more. For more information, call 528-0100. 62 PASO Magazine, March 2018

TIME & PLACE MARCH A monthly look at local events, fundraisers, meetings, and entertainment. To submit a listing, email nic@, or, or mail to P.O. Box 3996, Paso Robles, 93447 by the 5th of each month preceding publication. Questions? Call 805-239-1533. Special Events & Fundraisers March 4 • Wedding & Special Events Expo 7 - 12 • PCCHA Spring Round Up 13 - 18 • SLO Film Fest 14 - 15 • Eroica California – Classic Cycling 16 - 18 • Vintage Paso Zinfandel Weekend 17 - 18 • Home Expired Expo, Health & Fitness. PR Events Center 18 • Wine Country Run Half Marathon 21 • WiVi Symposium 24 • Tour of Paso for Cancer Support Community 24 • Hop to It! Visit the Easter Bunny 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Downtown City Park April 6 - 8 • Cattlemen’s Western Art Show 7 • Dog Jog at Vina Robles Winery 7 • Wildflower Century Bike Ride, Creston 7 - 8 • Wine 4 Paws for Woods Humane Society 21 • Vintage Sidecar Rendezvous, British Vintage Car Club, Recycled Treasures 26 - 28 • Hospice du Rhone 8 - 29 • Paso Robles Wine Country Classic Visit for more information Meetings & Activities Monday Almond Country Quilters Guild Meeting — First Monday, 6:30 to 9 p.m. Trinity Lutheran Church, 940 Creston Road, Paso. General info:, North County Overeaters Anonymous — 5:30 p.m., Trinity Lutheran Church. 940 Creston Rd., Paso, North County Toast ‘N Talk Toastmasters — 6:15 to 7:30 p.m. Keller Williams Real Estate, Paso, 805-464-9229. Writing Support Group with award-winning author/editor Patricia Alexander. Every other Monday, March 5 & 19, 6:30 to 9 p.m. $25 per or $20 for 4 meetings paid in advance. Call for location 805-479-7778. Paso Robles Republican Women Federated — Third Monday, 11:30 a.m. lunch, speaker at noon. $22 cash, guests welcome, Paso Robles Inn Ballroom. Reservations by the 2nd of each month to Diane Oehlke, 805-239-8693 dloehlke@gmail. com. Santa Lucia Rockhounds — third Monday, 7 p.m. Templeton Community Center, 601 S. Main St. Tuesday Paso Robles Chamber of Commerce Restaurant of the Month Appreciation, first Tuesday, time/location TBA, Templeton Chamber of Commerce Women in Business Luncheon, second Tuesday, info:, 805- 434-1789. Coffee with a CHP — second Tuesday, 8:30 a.m., Nature’s Touch Nursery & Harvest, 225 Main St., Templeton. BNI — Early But Worth It Chapter — Business Networking International - 7 to 8:30 a.m. Paso Robles Golf Club. Visitors welcome, MOPS — Mothers of Pre-schoolers — first & third Tuesday, 9:30 a.m. Trinity Lutheran Church, 940 Creston Road, Paso, Ashley Hazell, 805-459-6049, nocomops@gmail. com. North County Newcomers — March 27 deadline for April 4 luncheon at Hunter Ranch Golf Course. Meetings/luncheons/ dinners held monthly for residents living here less than 3 years. For info and reservations, visit Exchange Club — second Tuesday, 12:15- 1:30 p.m. McPhee’s, Templeton. 805-610- 8096, Paso Robles Lions Club — second & fourth Tuesday. 7 p.m., PR Elks Lodge, 1420 Park St., Paso. 805-712-1260. pasorobleslions. org. Chronic Pain Support Group Meeting — CRPS (Chronic Regional Pain Syndrome), third Tuesdays, 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. Rabobank, 1025 Las Tablas Rd, Templeton. Suzanne Miller 805-704-5970, suzanne.miller@ North County Parkinson’s Support Group — third Tuesdays, 1 p.m., Templeton Presbyterian Church, 610 So. Main St. Info: Rosemary Dexter 805-466-7226. American Legion Post 50 — fourth Tuesday, 6:30 p.m. 270 Scott Street, Paso Robles. Info: Commander John Irwin, 805- 286-6187. March 2018, PASO Magazine 63

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