Seniors’ annual potluck tonight

Tonight the San Miguel Senior Citizens invite families to join in their annual community thanksgiving potluck at the senior center, 601 12th Street on the east side of N Street. Dinner begins at 5:30 p.m. Bring a dish to share and enjoy visiting with neighbors.

Each year, the Native Daughters of California sponsor an art contest to encourage young artists to investigate the wonders and history of our beautiful state. The contest is open to students in grades 9 through 12.

They are invited to submit original works depicting a landmark, native plants or wildlife, an event or someone who is a part of the history of the state. San Miguel Parlor No. 94 is a part of this effort. For information and submissions, contact Babette Smith at 831-386-9318 or babettersmith1@netzero.net.

Masters at their trade classes are in full swing at Lillian Larsen School. On Tuesday and Thursday afternoons, students take choral and voice. On Monday, Wednesday, and Friday they learn piano keyboarding. Their instructor is Lillian Larsen School teacher Ann Granados.

The newly completed streetscape between 11th and 12th Streets looks very nice. Once the trees and flowers mature and fill in, it will blend nicely with the first two blocks. I’m sure the merchants and postal workers in that block heaved a very heartfelt sigh of relief once the project was complete.