AUGUST Calendar of Events    


August 3 (Saturday) 2 - 4 p.m.  BOOKSIGNING:  SOLA – One Woman’s Journey Alone Across South America by Amy Field.  Come meet the author.  SOLA chronicles the true story of a young woman’s plunge from her pleasant narrow life into a rich foreign continent brimming with Panpipe-playing Zen masters, nighttime motorboat rides redlining through the jungle, hikes to Inca ruins and Patagonian glaciers, witches, mummies, goddesses, Brazilian bikinis, and a snow-covered volcano to climb -- accidentally. At the center of it all stands a quirky slightly-unstable surf guru who bends her mind with insightful wacky tidbits of wisdom and ultimately prompts the question: Can you ever go home again?


August 11 (Sunday) 7 p.m.  SECOND SUNDAY POETS  Ben Lawless & Bob Pavlik will be our featured poets.  Open mike follows.  Sign up required.


August 17 (Saturday) 2 - 4 p.m.  BOOKSIGNING: Goodnight San Luis Obispo by Jennifer Kirn and Gay Melody Sullivan.  Come meet the authors.  Good Night San Luis Obispo is a bedtime story for both children and adults. Embark on an adventure through our county touring many of its beloved sites.


August 20 (Tuesday) 3-4:30 p.m.  GRIEF SUPPORT GROUP:  Wilshire Hospice – Center for Grief Education & Healing offers a Grief Support Group in the Coalesce Garden Chapel the third Tuesday of each month.  Join us in a safe space to share your journey through the grieving process. With grief comes mourning; and while mourning brings healing, it’s important to have support and understanding while you are experiencing your loss.  For more information:  or call 805-269-0141.  No charge.


August 28 (Wednesday) 6:30 p.m. Central Coast Buddhist Meditation Group

Call for more information before attending, 441-5478

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On-going AUGUST events in our Garden Chapel

Astrology Readings with Harry Farmer   (Thursdays)  Call Harry at 805-801-1305 for information or to make an appointment, or just drop in.

Metaphysical Discussion Group in Garden Chapel (Fridays), noon to 1 p.m. –all welcome, donation.

Check out the group’s website for topic information.

Wednesday Mornings, 10-noon: Enjoy lively discourse in this volunteer-led discussion group.  If you like to learn, you’ll want to discover SOCRATES.  Satisfying Our Curiosity as Readers and Talkers.  We are Eternal Students.

Transformation Readings with Annette  (Thursdays 2pm – 5 pm)  To schedule an appointment please call 1-661-426-3683, drop-ins welcome too.

Yoga on Thursdays, 6-7 p.m. - please call Shoosh Crotzer for info and cost, 805-801-7335

Note: No parking in back lot of Bookstore, please. Walk down driveway off Harbor Street

“Laughter is a sunbeam of the soul.”

 Thomas Mann,The Magic Mountain