SLO County Roundup

Paso Robles

A surfing theme has been chosen to promote the 2010 California Mid-State Fair.

The public is now being invited to submit suggestions for a related one-sentence slogan that will be incorporated into fair marketing materials and exhibit departments, said Vivian Robertson, the fair’s chief executive.

The winning theme ­should incorporate ideas such as the ocean, 1960s surfing, the Santa Monica Pier and long boards.

Submissions will be accepted until Oct. 19. The winner will get two season passes to the 2010 California Mid-State Fair, which is scheduled from July 21 through Aug. 1.

To submit an idea, send it to mail@midstatefair.com or CMSF Theme Contest, P.O. Box 8, Paso Robles, CA 93447.

Entries must include a name, address, phone number and e-mail address.

— Tonya Strickland


Former students of Atascadero High School are invited to attend a homecoming game celebrating the school’s alumni.

Students who graduated before 1990 will be given reserved seating and chocolate chip cookies from the school’s culinary program.

Alumni and community members at the game are encouraged to wear letterman jackets and orange and gray paraphernalia, representing school colors.

The homecoming game — which will be played against Righetti High School — is set for 7 p.m. on Friday. Admission is $5.

— Sona Patel

Paso Robles

A workshop on how to save energy in the home is set for Saturday morning in Paso Robles.

Transition Paso Robles — a local chapter of the national nonprofit energy-saving organization Transition US — invites the public to its meeting at the home of Kathleen Cairns and Larry Lynch, at 1840 Locust St. in Paso Robles, from 9:30 a.m. to noon.

The talk will go over home energy audits — which organizers call the first step in understanding how to reduce utility bills by identifying cost-effective renewable energy measures.

Scheduled to lead the discussion are Paul Menconi, owner of Energy Efficiency Solutions in San Luis Obispo, and Troy Spindler, project manager with Pacific Builders, also in San Luis Obispo.

The meeting will be followed by an optional potluck lunch from noon to 1:30 p.m. Reservations are required.

Contact Jim Cole at 239-0147 or jim.cole@charter.net for a map and parking information.

— Tonya Strickland

Morro Bay

Joe Branca of Morro Bay will be a contestant on the game show “Wheel of Fortune” at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday. The show airs on KSBY-TV.

Branca is a restaurant supervisor and server who enjoys outdoor activities of all kinds. He auditioned for the show at a “Wheelmobile” event in Paso Robles.

— David Sneed