Buzz Marathon at Camp Roberts

posted Oct 10, 2011, 2:24 PM by Laverne Buckman

Buzz Marathon

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

Central Coast Repertory Company
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 from McKenzie’s!
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

Emerson Drive country western music
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

Thrift store moving day
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
Art Mural in San Miguel

Kalar art work of cowboy characters and cows
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
Breaks Ground

Model of new 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.