Downtown gardening day will be held from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. Saturday to spruce up the flower beds on Mission Street. All are welcome to meet at the Coffee Station — or just look for volunteers in the bright yellow vests. Please bring your own tools, gloves and water.
Adopt a bench
The Chamber of Commerce encourages individuals, groups, organizations and businesses to adopt a downtown bench by contributing to the Bench Fund. Benches between 11th and 12th streets have been adopted, but there are still orphans. For more information, see Mike Sanders at The San Miguel Mercantile or email him at MichaelJ. Sanders9@gmail.com or 2011SMRC@gmail.com .
New troop formed
Girl Scout Troop 40479 has been formed in San Miguel for girls from first grade and up. They meet every other Friday from 3 to 5:30 p.m.
There are currently nine girls in the group working on badges for gardening and pet care. Registration is $15, and girls may register online.
The official Girl Scout website is http://www.girlscoutsccc.org. Girls are welcome to attend a meeting to see if they want to participate. For more information, contact SanMiguelGSTroop firstname.lastname@example.org . The troop is part of the Cuesta Del Norte Service Unit that serves the Central Coast.
Come sing a song
Wanted: Choral singers to join the community chorus and the New World Baroque Orchestra in the presentation of the Messiah Holiday Concert at Trinity Lutheran Church, 940 Creston Road, Paso Robles, at 3 p.m. Nov. 30. Rehearsals will be held at the church Fridays at 7 p.m. starting Friday. For more information, contact Madeleine McCardy at 238-3575. For information on San Miguel events, history and opportunities to volunteer, visit http://www.discoversanmiguel.com.