San Miguel Resource Connection

                 Mar 2.  Sup.  John Peschong available at Mission Parish Hall 2-4
                 Mar. 7..Chamber Mixer at Camp Roberts Military Museum   
                 Mar. 8...Native Daughters G.W. mtg.
                 Mar. 10...Bingo at Senior Center--open to public
                 Mar 11...Thunderstruck  "Pushing Limits" program 4:30
                 Mar. 22... archival workshop
                  Mar. 23...San Miguel Community Services Dist. Board Mtg.
                  Mar. 24...Bingo at Senior Center
                  Mar. 26...Sr. Center breakfast open to public
                  Mar. 29..San Miguel Advisory Council Mtg.
    Apr. 22...Sagebrush Days
    May--Kindergarten Registration

    SAN MIGUEL LIBRARY was chosen for special science related program series

    A great free event for adults at the San Miguel Public Library and it's FREE. 
    San Miguel Library is presenting the remaining 2 parts of an informal  book/video/discussion series called 
    Pushing the Limits, in partnership with a science partner. 
    The San Miguel library   was chosen from hundreds of nationwide applicants for a spot of 100 rural public libraries to host this series made possible by a grant from the National Science Foundation? Our Science Partner, Jeff Parsons, is leading the four-part series. He is an Earth Scientist since 1984 helping Archaeologists to evaluate prehistoric cultural soils throughout California using soil geomorphology and geochemistry. He has contributed to archaeological literature, given presentations to community and professional groups, led many field trips, and is an accomplished science artist. We are lucky to have him aboard. 
     You can sign up for one or more of the programs. It’sfree and registration is required but you can just show up that day and still participate.  It is recommended, but not required that you read the books.

    Each adult program is organized around a different theme – nature, survival, connection, and knowledge. Each theme provides a context for showing how humans push their own limits every day and the ways in which science is a part of that effort.

    Pushing the Limits books for the remaining program series:  

    March’s programs are Erik Larson, Thunderstruck Program date: Saturday, Mar. 11, 4:30 & Jean Auel, The Land of Painted Caves Program date: Saturday, Mar. 25, 4:30  One program is the conjunction of two real life stories: the discovery of wireless transmission and a famous murder. The other program, our last in this series, surrounds a story that is a remarkable re-creation of the way life was lived more than 25,000 years ago.

    For more information and to register, please contact me at 467-3224 or or just come by the day and time of the program.

    Just a reminder, library is at top of the hill on 13th St. on the south east side of the alley. Stop in anytime between and get acquainted with all they have to offer. Wednesday 11am to 5pm, Thursday noon to 6pm, and Saturday 10am to 4pm.



    Interested in learning more about archival preservation?  We have a great opportunity on March 22.

    Friends of Adobe and SMRC's History Project have partnered with Cal Poly Archival Specialists and History Center of SLO County to offer an Archival Presentation for those interested in archival preservation.

     Cal Poly Archival specialists will give an archival presentation on Wednesday, March 22 , 1:30 pm at the  Rios Caledonia Library.  

    Presenters will be Jessica Holada, Director of Special Collections and Archives at Cal Poly’s Kennedy Library; Zach Vowell, Digital Archivist; and Berlin Loa, Processing Archivist and Projects Coordinator.  Also contributing will be Aimee Amour-Avant, Archivist at the History Center of SLO County.

    They will provide a solid introduction to archival preservation issues and best practices for paper-based, audio-visual, and born-digital collections that are most commonly found in family archives.

    The presentation is open to those interested in learning more about archiving family history.  We are excited to be able to offer you this free opportunity to learn more about archiving your precious documents.

      Space is limited so we request that you RSVP to reserve a space by  March 8.     RSVP’s  or questions can be  made by emailing Laverne at or by phone at the Caledonia, 805-467-3357.  Please leave a message and we will get back to you.  Make sure to leave a name and phone number.

         Glancing Back,
    Remembering Our Heritage
    The San Miguel Resource Connection has taken on the San Miguel History Project and this webpage as its major projects.  It is intended to preserve as much of the San Miguel History as possible and share in a way to encourage others to take an interest and understand the rich heritage of the community.       *****
     A Glimpse at one life journey through the depression, WWII and beyond.

    Dixie Sinclair Thacker

    If you have any memories or photos you'd like to share, or questions, please contact us at    

    San Miguel Parlor 94,  will participate in hosting  District 23's Official Visit  Honoring Grand President Sherry Farley on March 18 at the Paso Robles Golf Club.    
    The San Miguel Parlor is one of the oldest continuous operating parlors in the state.  Membership is open to all women born in California.  If that's you, considering getting involved  in an organization that promotes preservation of history, helping with veterans welfare, providing for children that need help, and honoring our great state.
    Native Daughters meet the second Tuesday of each month at 7 pm at the Sr. Citizen Center.  Call Jean if you'd like more information or want to get involved:  805-467-0194

    All members or interested members of the SMCC are invited to join each month's Board Meetings.  Meetings are held the first Tuesday of each month at 6:30pm at Mars Mega Storage off Hwy 101 on Wellsona
    ,   (Just past Vines RV.) more info:

    The San Miguel Chamber of Commerce will host its

    March Mixer at the Camp Roberts Military Museum on 3/7/17 from 5:30-7 pm

    You are welcome to join them. If you’re interested, please be sure to contact 
    Mike Sanders at the
    San Miguel Mercantile
    or or call (805) 712-9120
    so that your name gets placed on the Roster. Only those whose names are on the list may attend.
    Also, on the Evening of the Mixer,
    be sure to bring your California Driver’s License, your vehicle insurance and registration. These are required for
    entry by the authorities at the Base.
    Food and libation will be provided by the SMCC.

    Sagebrush Days coming up  April 22

    Parade application form

    Sagebrush Days Vendor Form

    Sagebrush Days Chili Cook off Application

    San Miguel  Advisory Council   Mar. 29, next meeting,


     general meeting beginning at 7pm.   You can contact Mike Sanders for more information:  805-712-9120


    Next mtg   Mar. 23, 7 pm

    CSD Board is seeking volunteers to serve on 2 ad hoc committees that will offer input to the Board.  One committee is Finances and Budget.  The other is  regarding the Groundwater Sustainability Agency(GSA) that properties in proximity of CSD boundaries may want to consider joining the CSD's GSA.   
    There are several opportunities to get involved and know what is going on.  Attend meetings, get on a subcommittee.
    The CSD Board is interested in your input. 

    Enjoy a fun night out playing bingo!     San Miguel Senior Citizens host Bi-monthly Bingo at Senior Center East 12th St. every second and fourth Friday.  They invite all interested adults to join in the fun.  Doors open at 6 pm.  They play 10 games at only
     50 cents
    per card and you can enjoy refreshment
    while you play
    Also, once a month they host a Sunday morning Pancake Breakfast from 8:30-11:30.  Scheduled on the last Sunday of each month,  
    Once a month they also have a potluck for all those seniors interested.

    On a sad note,  the San Miguel Lions Club has voted not to be partaking in the aquatic program this summer---June, July, and August of 2017.  They also voted not to continue with their Annual Fish Fry's which was one of their main fundraiser for the aquatic program.

    San Miguel Joint Unified School District Board Meetings
    The community is invited to attend school board meetings and provide input to the board's discussion.  Regular meetings are normally held on the second Thursday of each month, adjusted for holidays or special circumstances.  For the most current information, call the superintendent's office at (805) 467-3216, ext. 203.  The board packet for the meetings are posted and available for review/download on the Friday before a meeting on the district website.
    The meeting begins at 6:30 p.m. in the library at Lillian Larsen Elementary, 1601 L Street, San Miguel, CA 93451.
    Currently the District is seeking volunteers to serve on an Oversight Committee:
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     Get Ready:  
    Lillian Larsen Elementary School  will hold Kindergarten Registration May 1 & May 2

    Please jo

    in the Almond Country 

    Quilters’ Guild for their Monthly Meeting.

    Please join the Almond Country Quilters’ Guild for a general meeting:

    Monday, Mar 6, 2017.  

    at Trinity Lutheran Church, 940 Creston Road, Paso Robles, 6:30 pm 

      For routine meeting information the contact is

    Our new Website is  Our Facebook link is:



          • Large household items such as furniture, mattresses ($10 fee for each), and generally things that won’t fit into your regular garbage can

          • Metal items such as washers, dryers, refrigerators, freezers, scrap metal of any kind

          • SMALL batteries &electronic items such as TV’s, VCR’s computers, monitors, stereos, etc.

          • Donations are appreciated to help cover dumping fees The

          • Garbage Company donates their service as the Firefighters donate their time for the clean up days, but they have to pay a $350 dump fee plus $10 per mattress, so your generous donations are needed to insure that this event continues.

        • All donations should be addressed to :  SMFA Cleanup Committee

        • Thank you San Miguel Firefighters Association Volunteers

          and San

          Miguel Garbage Co. for all your efforts in making this event possible!