Alas, the rumors are true: the San Miguel Lions Club is not serving fish on Fridays this year during Lent.
A barbecue will be at Mission San Miguel Community Hall from 3 to 6p.m. Saturday to benefit the Poor Clare Sisters from Santa Anita, Mexico. The nuns are building a chapel at their convent.
Poor Clare Sisters is a contemplative order of nuns founded by St. Clare and St. Francis of Assisi. Dinner is a choice of beef or chicken with salad, beans, bread, dessert and beverage. Donation is $20 for adults and $12 for children 10 and younger. Dine in or take out.
San Miguel Library is teaming up with In-N-Out Burger to encourage children to read.
Through April 10, children ages 4 to 12 may sign up to participate in the Cover to Cover Club. The young readers keep a log of the books they read, and for every five books, they receive a certificate for a free burger. They can earn up to three certificates.
Parents may read to the very young ones. The San Miguel Library is at the top of the hill on 13th Street by the park.
Along with books, there are CDs and magazines to borrow. Hours are noon to 4 p.m. Tuesday, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday and noon to 6 p.m. Thursday.
For information on San Miguel events, history and opportunities to volunteer, visit http://www.discoversanmiguel.com.
Lynne Schmitzs column is special to The Tribune. She is a longtime resident of San Miguel, and her column appears here weekly. Reach her at Lynne_Schmitz@yahoo.com (with San Miguel News in the subject line) or at 805-467-3565.