San Miguel Scene

Fundraiser dinner to be held in honor of late San Miguel teacher

Special to The TribuneOctober 23, 2013 

Lynne Schmitz

An “Ann Granados Hearts for the Arts” Spaghetti Dinner, prepared by the Kalar family, will be held Friday, Nov. 1, from 3 to 7 p.m. at the Lillian Larsen School cafeteria. Proceeds support the San Miguel Resource Connection's Masters at Their Trades music and art after-school programs.

Ann Granados taught music for the program until her sudden untimely passing last year. She is greatly missed and well remembered by all who knew her. Dinner tickets are $8 and available at the school office or at the San Miguel Mercantile.

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On Saturday, Nov. 2, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., the Almond Acres Charter Academy Moms Club is sponsoring a Give Back Carwash and Bake Sale at the Boot Barn in downtown Paso Robles. Funds will be donated to the Wounded Warriors Project.

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On Thursday, Nov. 7, the San Miguel Forward Collaborative, a subcommittee of the Advisory Council, will meet at 7 p.m. at the San Miguel CSD office at the Fire Station downtown.

Discussion will continue on the Draft San Miguel Community Plan with county planner Michael Conger. Focus will be on proposed changes to the east side of town, from N Street to the Salinas River between 11th and 14th streets. Information is available on the county website at

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On Saturday, Nov. 9, the Almond Country Quilt Guild will present its annual Charity Quilt Auction at Trinity Lutheran Church, 940 Creston Road, Paso Robles. The silent auction and quilt preview begins at 6 p.m. The live auction will be held at 7 p.m. Refreshments will be available. Proceeds will be shared with the Assistance League of SLO County, the Senior Nutrition Program of SLO County, and the guild’s education programs. Bins will be available for Toys for Tots and Food Bank donations. Admission is free.

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Lynne Schmitz is a longtime resident of San Miguel, and her column is published weekly. Reach her at (with “San Miguel News” in the subject line) or at 805-467-3565.

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