San Miguel Resource Connection


                                     Feb. Supervisor 
Peschong available, call for appt. 
           Mar.2.. Watch "The Mark of Zorro" at the library  1 pm
           Mar. 8...try your luck at Sr.Bingo at Sr. Center  6 pm
           Mar. 7, 14, 21, 28...Thursday Quilters and Crafters at Sr. Center 9-2pm
           Mar. 22.  ... Sr. Center;  monthly potluck, 5pm followed by Bingo at  6:30 pm
           Mar. 27...San Miguel Advisory Comm.  7 pm
        Mar. 28..CSD meeting 7pm
Heads up!   Mission Days at San Antonio Mission:  April 6
San Miguel Sagebrush Days:  Saturday, April 27 at 11am                               

                    Centennial Movies at the Library
San Miguel Library  is hosting some vintage films for your enjoyment   This Saturday at 1 pm:  The Mark of ZorroMore in April--

Stop in to reserve a space,      or call.
 San Miguel Library is located across the alley at the north west side of the park.  phone:  467-3224 

San Antonio Mission to hold Missions Days, April 6 

Come to the pristine Valley of the Oaks and enjoy a step backward in time to the mission era.  Attend Mission San Antonio’s annual Mission Days event on Saturday April 6, 2019, 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, blacksmithing, candle making, tortilla making, and much more. Members of 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.


This month we honor teacher Christina Wilkinson, her Community Garden and her student and adult volunteer gardeners! Students already have grown winter crops and made broccoli salad and then Swiss Chard soup, which the students tell me they liked and took some broccoli and chard home to share with their families.  Not only is Mrs.
Wilkinson an outstanding teacher, she has also reached out and gotten involved in the San Miguel Community.  She wants you to know that the community garden at the school is open to the community, and if you would like to be involved and have your own garden 
boxes, like student groups do,  just contact her.  at Lillian Larsen School 805- 467-3216. Leave a message and she will return your call. She'd love to have you involved...she is a storehouse of information on gardening and is willing to share that with you.  What an amazing opportunity!  Consider taking  advantage of it for your family.

Thank you Mrs Wilkinson for your dedication to your students and the benefits of gardening and eating well!  And Thank you to those students and adults who also get involved

This is a fairly new feature recognizing people in the community who are getting involved. Email us if you know someone who deserves this recognition. Tell us who and why

We encourage everyone to take part in Your Community! It’s bustling with opportunity!

Here's a couple :

 Like meeting people from various places?  Like history?    Historic Rios-Caledonia  is looking for volunteers to serve in the gift shop on ocassion and volunteers to help with various other activities.    If you are interested call Linda at (805-680-6086) or  by email    
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Want to help with the upcoming Sagebrush Days Parade?  See Mike or Miki at the Mercantile downtown!  They need your help!
A New Community Group 
Looks to Participate in San Miguel
Common Ground Worldwide, a San Luis Obispo County group, is interested in expanding its activities to San Miguel.  This local grassroots nonprofit currently heads the "RVs for Veterans" program and manages the Lawns-to-Food Demonstration Garden in Paso Robles.  They will soon be seeking ways to get involved in our community.  Keep an eye out for their upcoming Open House Event, when everyone will be invited to share an evening of music, food, fun, and ideas about how this organization can help out in San Miguel.  To offer your input, get involved, or learn more about Common Ground Worldwide, please contact Dori at (805) 235-5547 or  
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A Quilters and Crafters group meets every Thursday 
from 9 a.m to 2 p.m. at San Miguel Sr. Center. 
It's  for everyone who likes to sew or craft!
Take a look at the following list of community organizations and needs they have listed.  Attend some of their meetings to become knowledgeable about what they do. Volunteer to help them or consider joining   their organization.  Take the time to know what's going on, be informed by attending meetings,  don't listen to second hand info

   Glancing Back,
Remembering Our Heritage
The   San Miguel History Project and this webpage are currently the major projects of the 
San Miguel Resource Connection.       
  *****Last month we told you about the early San Miguel community working together to get a bridge across the Salinan River.  This month we share Tom Taylor's "Flash History" about the flood of 1869 followed by news clippings regarding the flood of 1969 and washing out the Salinas River bridge again.


           KNOW San Miguel's  GOVERNMENT AGENCIES

                    KNOW ITS  ORGANIZATIONS

Check out the following opportunities to get involved

San Miguel Community 
Services District


 Next regular mtg  

Mar. 28 
San Miguel Community Services District (SMCSD) is a public entity  committed to serving the community with water, sewer, fire, and lighting services. 
     The Board  usually meets on the 4th Thursday of the month at 7 PM.  

Both the board and staff   appreciate community member's attendance at their meetings  on a regular basis.  The CSD and its board still face  some serious water and sewer treatment issues and the community needs be knowledgeable and involved.  
If you can't attend meetings, reading  the minutes from the meetings will be helpful.  You can call the CSD office to request a copy be emailed to you or view on their website. 

  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 Advisory Council
next mtg.  Mar. 27
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  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.  

Rios Caledonia The Adobes 
  Friends of the Adobes     Volunteers are needed   on Fridays, Saturdays, or Sundays, 10:45-4:15 for the Museum and Gift Shop. You can volunteer for 1 or more days a month or every other month, or you can share a split shift with someone.       There are also other possibilities for volunteering besides working in the gift shop, such as helping with events, working in the library, helping with website maintenance, or advertising, etc.   So if you have any interest in helping out please get more information or sign up  by calling Linda at (805-680-6086) or  by email
       Friends of  the Adobes, Inc.  is a non-profit organization incorporated in 1968 for the purpose of bringing together persons interested in preserving Adobe history.  The organization's   major function is to promote the restoration and maintenance of  Rios Caledonia Adobe and Estrella Adobe, both landmarks of historical significance in this area.     

   The San Miguel Parlor is one of the oldest continuous operating parlors in the state.  It was formed in 1897 and is the oldest San Miguel organization still functioning.  Membership is open to all women born in California.  If that's you, consider getting  involved in The San Miguel Native Daughter's.  San Miguel Native Daughters  promote  preservation of history, helping with veterans welfare, providing for children who need help, and honoring our great state.  for information  call 1-805-467-0194

Native Daughters meet the second Wednesday of each month at 7 pm at the Sr. Citizen Center.    If you were born in California, come and see what they're doing.

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,

Enjoy a fun night out playing bingo
  Join San Miguel Senior Citizens as they host Bi-monthly Bingo at Senior Center East 12th St. every second and fourth Friday. Meet some new people and enjoy the fun! 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
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.    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

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