posted Oct 10, 2011, 2:24 PM by Laverne Buckman
Saturday, February 21st
is the 9th anniversary of this meditative run through the hills and
meadows of Camp Roberts Army National Guard Reservation in north San
Luis Obispo County along the fertile Salinas River Valley. Marathon and half marathon to begin at 8:30 AM, 6:30 for walkers, 8:45 for 5k.
Starting at 750′ above sea level the course goes out and
back rising to 1250′; most of the climb between miles 4 and 6. It is
quiet and serene with wildlife spectators, sheep, spectacular views,
training and research sites, aid stations every 2 miles and porta
potties every 3 miles.
Runners come from across the country to compete with
participants registered from nine states per early registration stats.
Get your entry form and complete details at the Buzz Marathon website. The earlier runners register the less the entry fee.
Volunteers are most welcome to help with the aid stations and tracking running times. Donations are gladly accepted for snacks and prizes for the participants.
Revenue from Buzz Marathon helps fund the athletic
programs at Lillian Larsen Elementary School of Kindergarten to 8th
grade students. Larsen features cross country and track and field for
all children, then flag football, volleyball, basketball, and golf for
the middle schoolers grades 6 to 8.
The Buzz Marathon is an Active and Healthy Lifestyle
promotion fundraiser for the athletic program at Lillian Larsen School
in San Miguel. This is a low income rural school district and funds
are used to cover entry fees, uniforms, referees, equipment, field and
course markings, physicals, and when possible scholarships to summer
camps for high school bound students.
Benefit to Build
Performing Arts Center
Ah Love! performance at the Dale Evers Studio gardens
|The "Ah Love!" benefit will be held Saturday, February 21st at 6:60 pm at the Dale Evers Studio in Paso Robles. Join the Project Theatre Foundation
and the Central Coast Repertory Company for a passionate evening of
wine, delectables, and a sneak preview of spring’s hottest looks as
local celebrities strut their stuff on the catwalk in fabulous fashions
Central Coast Repertory Company, the North County’s
new professional, year-round destination theatre company will make
their public debut with scenes and music from their 2009 Season. Read
about their performance of a powerful selection of legendary
playwrights put together called "Passion and Politics of People" in
the *Paso Robles Magazine.
Wines will flow from Eros Cellars, Villa San Juliette Winery, Sculpterra Winery, Stacked Stone Winery and Kaleidos Winery. Heavenly desserts, fit for the Gods, will be offered by Central Coast gourmet bakers. A silent auction and raffle
for some great prizes will complete the venue. Proceeds will fund the
building of a visual and performing arts center in the north county.
$25 for Adults or $10 for Students with I.D. This is an event you won’t want to miss!
Purchase your tickets online or for more information call Joyce Herman at 805-440-7173.
Emerson Drive at The Ranch
Photos from Morning Star volunteers visiting Crystal Peaks Youth Ranch Information Clinic
|Tickets are on sale now for the Emerson Drive Concert at The Ranch Restaurant & Honkey Tonk in San Miguel! Emerson Drive will perform live on Thursday, February 26th with doors opening at 7:30 pm. Special guest performance by Marty Rene and the Regulators.
Admission for the concert is 18 years of age and over. Buy your tickets online or for more information visit the website for The Ranch, located at 1285 Mission St.
Thrift Store Moves
Volunteers load up to move the thrift shop to its new location
|The Amigos de los Niños Thrift Store
lost their lease at their long time location on 13th street in San
Miguel. Volunteers moved the displays and store merchandise to their new location behind the Coffee Station at 1199 Mission St., (access from 12th street).
Volunteers have painted and laid new carpet for the store.
The shop plans to be reopened Tuesday, March 3rd. The
shop will accept merchandise donations for the new store starting
Tues. Feb. 17th from noon until 3:00 p.m. daily. They welcome
donations of clothing, shoes, household goods, linens, small items of
furniture and miscellaneous treasures. The Los Niños are looking for
volunteers to help staff the store. Contact Linda if you are interested in helping this wonderful organzation.
Sales from the Thrift Shop benefit youth in the North County
with various programs including the San Miguel Lions swimming and
Masters At Their Trade arts and music. The Los Niños have been serving
local children since 1993.
After March 3rd the new shop hours will be Tuesday through Saturday from noon to 4 pm. For the months of March and April, we will also be open on Sundays from noon until 4:00 p.m. on a trial basis.
Funds Needed to Display
in San Miguel
Kow Party mural by Steve Kalar
World renowned artist, Steve Kalar,
has created a mural depicting the history of the cattle industry in San
Miguel. Steve has incorporated cowboy cartoon caricatures drawn by his
late father into the art piece to be mounted on the San Miguel Flouring Mill. Steve is a 4th generation San Miguel resident.
The artwork has been named, "Kow Party" and is awaiting
funds to be raised to cover the $1,000 cost of installing the 16' x 14'
outdoor canvas. The artwork is being donated to the "San Miguel Masters in Artful Places" community arts program which is administered by the San Miguel Resource Connection.
The artwork is offered for sale as note cards in 4
designs, each representing a section of the mural. The sales generated
from the note cards will go directly to pay for the printing and
mounting of the new mural. To support this project, please purchase the
note cards directly from Kalar & Kalar Productions, (see
their ad on this page). Retailers in San Miguel are encouraged to
arrange selling the cards in their local businesses. Call 805-467-3429 to sell or buy the note cards priced at $4.00 each.
Mission Parish Hall
Model of new Mission Parish Hall and Community Center
Construction is currently underway for the new Parish Hall for Mission San Miguel.
Parishioners and local residents have been raising funds for over 10
years to build the much needed community center in the empty field that
sits between the Mission and Highway 101.
During World War II, the land was home to the USO Building
that served soldiers at Camp Roberts. After the war the land was set to
be auctioned off by the U.S. government. The Mission friars purchased
the land and used the USO Building as a Parish Hall. The aging building
was later condemned and torn down, leaving the Parish and friars without
a meeting hall. The Franciscan Friars Province of Santa Barbara, who saved the land from auction, donated the parcel of land back to Mission San Miguel. Brother Bill Short
stated at the ceremony, "We are very pleased that the friars can make a
contribution of this land for the purpose of building a parish hall,
restoring it to a purpose it enjoyed for many years in the past."
Work has also started on the eagerly awaited retrofit work
on the Mission's main sanctuary which has been closed since the
December 2003 earthquake. Read more details about the story at the Paso Robles Press.