ALSLOC Shopping Estravaganza | Around About North County

On Monday our Assistance League of San Luis Obispo County opened our Assistance League Thrift Store for a “Holiday Shopping Extravaganza”. The event opened at 11 a.m. and there were shoppers lined up at the door when we opened.
Normally we are closed on Mondays so we can stock the shelves, hold our monthly meeting in the large back room area, and generally do “operational” activities. However, we decided to open on Monday, Oct. 29, to kick-off holiday shopping. We worked all day Sunday, transitioning the store.
The store is beautiful all the time, but it is exceptionally beautiful now, filled with lovely holiday merchandise donated by generous supporters, along with fully decorated Christmas trees and wreaths fashioned by members who retired from careers as professional floral designers.
Stop by our store at 667 A Marsh St., San Luis Obispo (by Wells Fargo Bank) to see the beautiful holiday decorations and gifts that are for sale for the holidays. I can guarantee you will be impressed.
 Our “Holiday Shopping Extravaganza” was a huge success and will allow us to clothe more children in need with school-appropriate clothing, here in SLO County, through our Operation School Bell Program.
 We will continue to stock the shelves and you won’t want to miss the opportunity to shop while knowing that you are making a difference in a child’s life. I know that is a trite phrase, but it says it all, and statistics show that appropriate clothing does help the learning process with children. Assistance League of San Luis Obispo County is a chapter of National Assistance League, chartered in 1996. It is a nonprofit, non-political, non-sectarian service organization dedicated to recognizing the potential of volunteers in helping those less fortunate to a better more meaningful life.
All of our philanthropic programs and the fundraising efforts of our chapter are administered and staffed by our all-volunteer membership. Funds raised by our members stay within the county to support our chapter’s philanthropic programs. Please stop in and check out the store, and when you do, tell the member-staff that I sent you!
The Atascadero High School Theater Arts Department is presenting the unconventional, killer comedy musical “My Little Zombie: The Musical.” It’s a campy comedy, about a typical high school with typical high school students, dealing with typical teenage drama and not so typical zombie apocalypse. This play was written by local playwrights Wendy-Marie Martin and Elizabeth Weidner from PCPA.
There will be five performances over two weekends held in Atascadero High School Black Box Theater, 1 High School Hill, Atascadero on Fridays and Saturday, Nov. 9, 10, and 16, at 7 p.m. with additional matinees offered on both Saturdays at 2 p.m. Tickets are available for $10 general admission and may be purchased in advance at Tickets will also be sold at the box office half-hour prior to each show, if available. There are only 75 seats available for each show so don’t wait to purchase your tickets! For questions, contact AHS Drama Boosters at, or by calling 805-464-7110.
Last Thursday, Quota International of Atascadero, appeared on KSBY’s Season of Hope segment on the nightly news program. The donation center was located at the Paso Robles Kia dealership on Theater Drive in Paso Robles. It was an opportunity for Quota members to show their community spirit and their giving hearts by donating non-perishable food items or an unwrapped gift. Season of Hope will be in different locations during the holiday campaign.
Members of the Atascadero Printery Foundation will hold their Annual Community Meeting on Sunday, Nov. 18, at 2 p.m., at the Community Church of Atascadero Fellowship Hall, 5850 Rosario Ave., Atascadero.
The public is invited to attend and receive an update on the rehabilitation of the Printery Building. There will be photos of the progress in the building, design plans and information on the Strategic Plan. The agenda will include time for the public to share thoughts regarding the building.
Karen McNamara will be introduced as the Foundation’s representative for Dancing With Our Stars. The event will take place in March 2019.
Save the date of Nov. 17, for the Annual Holiday Boutique at the Pavilion on the Lake 9315 Pismo Ave., Atascadero. The popular event will take place from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. Presented by the City of Atascadero, Pavilion on the Lake. For more information, call 805-470-3178.
As you may have heard, the Wellness Kitchen in Templeton was damaged by fire and water damage that occurred in another part of the building. They are unable to use their space at this time and are looking for a temporary location while the building is being repaired. If you know of a commercial kitchen that might be available, call 805-434-1800 and ask for Gina.
Meanwhile save the date for their fundraiser “A Top Chef Tribute” on Nov. 29, at 6 p.m. at Fig at Courtney’s House, 311 6th St., Templeton. Tickets are $75 per person. To purchase tickets, visit or call 805-434-1800.
Enjoy the weekend. Cheers!


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