San Miguel Resource Connection

                   Mar. ...Sup.Peschong available in SM call for appt.  (805)781-4491
 8...Sr. Citizens Community Potluck 
                    Mar.9...Bingo at SM Senior Citizens Center 6:30pm
                    Mar. 17-18...Feile Parkfield --A celebration of cultural ties between Ireland & America
                    Mar.22...SMCSD Board mtg. 7 pm  
                     Mar. 25...Sr.Citizens Pancake breakfast 8:30-11 am
                     Mar..28...SM Advisory Committee
, 7 pm  
                                          April 7......Mission Days at Mission San Antonio   
April  14......Caledonia Days     
  April 21-22...Vines Quilt Show  
April 28.... Sagebrush Days     


Get Involved in Your Community!

It’s bustling with opportunity!

Lillian Larsen Elementary School will be offering students a variety of enrichment classes for the last trimester of the school year beginning on April 9th and running through June 1. We are looking for volunteers to come and either teach a class or assist our teachers with these classes. We are excited to be offering cooking, Musical theatre, sculpture, Spanish,  Lego Engineering, soccer, track, and woodworking. If you have an interest in working with our children in one of these areas, or any other area you might have a passion for, please reach out to Karen Grandoli, principal at (805) 467-3216 ext 222 or
The days and times for the classes are flexible and we will try to work with your schedule.

It's time for TK/kindergarten registration  
Lillian Larsen School is currently accepting registration packets for kindergarten for children who turn five by September 1 and TK applications from students who turn 5 between September 2 and March 15. Please stop by the Lillian Larsen front office for the packets.

 Learn about Ireland This St. Patricks Day weekend at  
Feile Parkfield
March 17-18

 Pronounced Fay-Leh, this Irish word  means  festival or feast day. 

 You can attend workshops one or both days and enjoy learning about  Irish music, language, history, sports, poetry, and more.   More information on their website where you can also purchase  tickets

   Mission Days Event at Mission San Antonio 

                              April 7, 2018

Take a drive to the pristine Valley of the Oaks and enjoy a step backward in time to the mission era and attend Mission San Antonio’s annual Mission Days event on Saturday April 7, 2018, from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Parking and Admission is $10/car. Authentic mission era food will be offered for $10/plate with water and soft drinks also available. 

There will be historical re-enactors in costume portraying soldiers, artisans, vaqueros, musicians and dancers. Mission crafts and activities will be demonstrated, including weaving, rope making, candle making, tortilla making, and much more. Los Arribeños de San Francisco will be performing historical Californio music and dance from the Mission period.  Artists will be present to display and offer for sale their original artwork.

Mission San Antonio de Padua, the third oldest Spanish mission in California, was founded by Junipero Serra in 1771. The Mission is a state historical landmark and is on the national register of historic places. The Mission remains an active Catholic parish and retreat center.  Mission San Antonio is surrounded by Fort Hunter Liggett, and is conveniently reached by publically accessible roads. The Mission is located off Jolon Road, at 1 Mission Road, Jolon, CA 93928.  For more information visit our website at  or call 831-385-4478 ext.17.


Through the Vines Quilt Show

Sagebrush Days
April 28

   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.     
This month we share  an article taken from the  June 1886 Inland Messenger, which was the first San Miguel Newspaper .   In the article, the editor is responding to a piece written by the editor of the Paso Robles newspaper, the Paso Leader,   allocating the importance of San Miguel to the mission.  The beginning of the San Miguel article is the piece from the Paso Leader followed by an elaboration on the many facets of the importance of San Miguel besides the mission, as he sees it in 1886. 
 Wonder what our list might look like today?

(FYI:  the Lerdo branch was in reference to the original plan that had been for the railroad to turn east toward Bakersfield  just north of the Estrella River  at about where the Mission is located.  Paso Robles wealthy leaders pushed through a change shortly before the rail got to San Miguel; and thus the present path of the railroad.)

Special note of thanks from SMCSD manager, Rob Roberson to those instrumental in making the clean up possible:
This is an update on the cleanup in the river at 15th St. and Rio Vista. On Feb 9thall of the trash was removed from the area and hauled away by San Miguel Garbage. A special thanks to San Miguel Garbage, Jon Peschong SLO County District 1 Supervisor, San Miguel CSD Employees, San Miguel Firefighters and Fire Prevention Officer Jason Taylor. All were very helpful in the organization and removal of the trash.

San Miguel Community Services District


 Next regular mtg  

Mar. 22
San Miguel Community Services District (SMCSD) is a public entity that is committed to serving the community with water, sewer, fire, and lighting services since 2000.  The Board of Directors are elected officials who have a four-year term.  If you are interested in being actively involved in our San Miguel Community and would like to help make CSD decisionsthe District has an election for three new members in 2018.   July is when filing for candidacy  usually begins.   The Board meets on the 4th Thursday of the month at 7 PM.
If you live within the San Miguel CSD boundaries, get involved, be knowledgeable about what is going on by attending meetings. You might want to be aware that due to the ongoing rise in costs of delivering water and sewer services to the community and the fact that present rates are not covering present costs, the board is pursuing a rate increase  (which has to meet requirements of Prop. 2018)  Perhaps, when it is on the  agenda, you will want to attend meetings to keep yourself informed and offer input.  805-467-3388 for more info.



 San Miguel District Cemetery 
Surely you've seen the cemetery as you are leaving San Miguel  on "Cemetery Road". 
 The San Miguel District Cemetery is an Endowment Care Cemetery.  It was formed in 1939, with documented burials as early as the 1800's.
They have a five member board and have board meetings on the 3rd Wed. of each month at the Cemetery office.  The public is always welcome.
Denise Morales is the District secretary
They have a new phone number and email address:
San Miguel District Cemetery
9405 Cemetery Road
PO Box 237, San Miguel, CA.  93451
phone/fax:  (805) 400-5494

San Miguel Public Library is a full service Library.  Did you know All items including movies and games can be checked out for three weeks. You can order any item available in the Black Gold Cooperative Library System, which includes San Luis Obispo, Santa Barbara, Santa Maria, Lompoc, Paso Robles, and Santa Paula, and have it sent to the library for pick up at no charge.   Find more information on the library page of  Discover San Miguel.

 The primary mission of the Native Sons of the Golden West is to preserve the spirit of the “Days of’ 49” and the history of California. But the Native Sons of the Golden West are much more than that. The events, functions, and activities that our Order participates in are as varied and diverse as our great state and those who call it home.  Requirements for membership are that you were born in California.

Your involvement can be as simple as helping collect tickets at a dinner, participating in one of the many events held by your parlor or perhaps helping carry the Native Son Flag in a parade. You can play a larger part if you so desire and take a leadership role such as filling an officer’s position or serving on a committee. No matter what level of participation you choose, one thing is certain: your involvement will be welcomed by your par­lor and for you as a member it will be the start of a fulfilling and enriching experience for years to come.
Major activities include:  Monthly meetings, participation in parades,  Flag day and Admissions Day events, Charities for children's health, Historical Preservation, Historical dedications, school essay contests, high school scholarships.
If you would like more information or have questions, please contact Jeff Horton,


Rios Caledonia Adobe    "Friends of the Adobes" is presently seeking volunteers to assist in Museum and Gift Shop. Volunteers are needed for serving on Fridays, Saturdays, or Sundays, 10:45-4:15. You can volunteer for 1 or more days a month or every other month.   They are also planning "Caledonia Days"--a fun look back in time --scheduled for April 14th .   There are also other possibilities for volunteering. So if you have any interest in helping out please get more information or sign up  by calling Linda at (805-680-6086)

       Friends of Adobes, Inc.  is a non-profit organization incorporated in 1968 for the purpose of bringing together persons interested in preserving history, especially the history of northern San Luis Obispo county and southern Monterey county. The
organization's   major function is to promote the restoration and maintenance of adobes and other landmarks of historical significance in this area.       700 S. Mission Street San Miguel, (805) 467-3357

 `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, consider 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 Wednesday 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


Enjoy a fun night out playing bingo! If you can manage your way thru the construction! 
 and/or  join them for their monthly potluck dinner the second Thursday of each month at 5:30 pm.  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.  Beginning 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  in the community or adjoining areas who might enjoy the good food and nice people. 


The San Miguel Chamber (SMCC) has their regular meetings on the first Tuesday of the month at 6:30 pm either at Mars Mega Storage or The Vines RV Ballroom.     In April they host  Sagebrush Days.  We'll be letting you know about other events as they come up.  You can find much more information on their website
Contact Miki or Mike at  or (805)712-9120
or by stopping by the SM Mercantile at 1141 A Mission St.
upcoming events
Labor Day Car Show and Shine  and craft faire--Aug. 31 -Sept.1
Toys for Tots and craft faire--Dec. 1
Christmas Light Parade--Dec. 15

San Miguel Advisory Council

San Miguel Advisory Council  (SMAC) is an advisory group that serves San Miguel and the surrounding areas that have been designated by LAFCO (Local Agency Formation Commission)
The Board of Supervisors has authorized eleven community advisory councils comprised of residents who volunteer their time to represent their community's interests within the County planning process. The Department of Planning & Building assigns a staff liaison to each community advisory council, who serves as a contact between the community and the Department. In San Miguel, council members are elected each spring.  The Council is advisory to County planning and our area Supervisor.  It is an opportunity to stay informed and make recommendations.
The Council presently meets the 4th Wednesday of each month at the Community Bldg.--  in the alley by  Library and the park.
Presently they have openings on the council.
Contact:  Mike Sanders  712-9120  or

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.

 `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, consider 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 Wednesday 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

San Miguel Lions Club meets each first Thursday of the month at 7pm. for a dinner meeting.  Anyone interested is invited to join them.
More information coming soon