Guided meditation. 6 p.m. Thursdays ($5 donation). Amethyst Healing Center, 704 Main St., Cambria. 927-1700, amethysthealingcenter.com.
“Wintertainment,” annual Coast Union High School student talent show. 6:30 p.m. Feb. 9. $5 adults, $3 for 18 and younger. Proceeds benefit the Associated Student Body. Coast Union gymnasium, 2950 Santa Rosa Creek Road, Cambria.
Fiber fans invited to free “Stitching in your Slippers.” 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Fridays and Sundays at the Cambria Historical Museum, 2251 Center St. at Burton Drive. Not a class; just sharing knitting and crocheting time with all abilities and ages. Check in first at Ball & Skein & More, 4070 Burton Drive, in case it’s too cold to knit outside. 927-3280.
Cambria Farmers Market, sponsored by Cambria Lions Club, 2:30 to 5 p.m. Fridays at the Veterans Memorial Building parking lot, 1000 Main St. Cambria. 924-1260.
Open house: celebration of new merchants. 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Feb. 11. Hosted by Grow Nursery, Deer Run Art & Artifacts, The Painted Lily, Terry DeLapp Gallery, Lily’s Coffee & Gifts, Mrs. Mulrooney’s Exceedingly Good Sweets and Pat Riley’s Hand Painted Clothing and The Garden Shed. Local wines, beer and snacks. 2024 Main St., Cambria.
Occupy Cambria. Meet at 1 p.m. the second Saturday of each month at the Veterans Memorial Building, 1000 Main St., walk 9 blocks to Wall Street and back again.
Upcoming “Recycled Form and Function” art and craft classes offered by Jennifer Star. Materials provided. Register at 927-7261. Book Making: Coptic Stitch with pockets from recycled Manila file folders. 12 to 3 p.m. Feb. 11 or 3:30 to 6:30 p.m. Feb. 15. $30.
Spirit Works study group. Purchase text (“The Art of Being: 101 Ways To Practice Purpose In Your Life” by Dr. Dennis Merritt Jones) and workbook at www.dennismerrittjones.com. 10 a.m. Sundays, Pewter Plough Playhouse, 824 Main St. 927-2607.
Fiber fans invited to free “Stitching in your Slippers.” See Friday listing for details.
San Luis Obispo Wind Orchestra Chamber Ensembles Concert. 3 p.m. Feb. 12. Music for small wind ensembles. Community Presbyterian Church, 2250 Yorkshire Drive, Cambria. $15. 456-3333.
Community Action Partnership Adult Wellness & Prevention Screening. 9:30 a.m. to noon Feb. 13. Free and confidential blood pressure, pulse, weight, cholesterol, diabetes and anemia screenings for seniors age 50 and older. Nutritional and lifestyle counseling. Call 544-2484 ext. 1 to schedule a full lipid panel for $20. St. Paul's Episcopal Church, 2700 Eton Road, Cambria. First come, first served. Donations welcome.
The Cambria Chorale meets for rehearsals from 9 to 11:15 a.m. Tuesdays and periodically from 1:30 to 3 p.m. Fridays at the Joslyn Recreation Center, 950 Main St. All singers welcome. 927-2989.
Places to go
Cambria Historical Museum. Local and regional history in the former Guthrie-Bianchini House, a home dated from 1870. Rotating exhibits and displays. Bookstore with gifts and mementos, nursery with heirloom plants. Corner of Burton Drive and Center Street. 1 to 4 p.m. Friday through Sunday, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday. Free admission, but donations welcome. Museum and gardens available for small parties, meetings and other events. 927-2891, www.cambriahistoricalsociety.com.
Hearst Castle. Daytime tours, daily, $25 adults, $12 children (5-12 years old). Evening tours, Fridays and Saturdays through Dec. 30, $36 adults, $18 children (5-12 years old). 800-444-4445, www.hearstcastle.org.
Piedras Blancas Light Station Tours. Sept. 1 to June 14: Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays. June 15 to Aug. 31: Mondays through Saturdays. Meet at 9:45 a.m. at the former Piedras Blancas Motel, 1.5 miles north of the lighthouse. $10 for adults, $5 for ages 6-17, no fee for 5 and under. Special arrangements must be made for groups of 10 or more; no tours on federal holidays. 927-7361. Artist paint-out days. Second Wednesdays. $10. To make arrangements, call 927-8574.
Free tax aid for North Coast seniors and citizens with low or middle incomes. AARP prepares basic income-tax returns for free for seniors 60 and older with uncomplicated financial portfolios and, as time permits, for others with low or middle income levels. For appointments (9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays through April 9), call 354-1157 during business hours Monday through Friday, or Cambria Coordinator Jim Worthen at 556-0205. Cambria appointments are held at Rabobank, 1070 Main St.
Cal Poly Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) volunteers offer weeknight appointments in February and March at the Head Start Center, Building 300, at the Old Grammar School, 1350 Main St. Tax services are available for those making less than $50,000 in 2012 who did not receive income from self employment or rentals. For appointment, call 549-7684.
Adult day care. Care and enrichment for clients and respite for families and caregivers. 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays, Cambria Adult Resources, Education and Support (CARES), at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 2700 Eton Road, Cambria. 927-4290.
Senior Nutrition Program lunch, 11:45 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Monday through Friday at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 2700 Eton Road. $2.75. 927-1268.
Free senior health screening is offered monthly by the Community Action Partnership to seniors 50 years old and older, including monitoring blood pressure, pulse and weight and a finger prick blood test for anemia, diabetes and high cholesterol. No appointment necessary. 9:30 a.m. to noon the second Monday of each month at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 2700 Eton Road, Cambria.
“The Wednesday Roundup,” lunchtime activity program for seniors, including board games, low-key chair exercises, enrichment programs (such as musical performances), lunch and general camaraderie. 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. the second Wednesday of each month at the Fellowship Hall of Community Presbyterian Church, 2250 Yorkshire Drive. $2 for lunch. Transportation can be arranged. Call Fay Kennedy, 927-0527 for reservations and details.
Help is available
Alcoholics Anonymous: 7 p.m. Mondays; 6 p.m. Tuesdays; 7 to 8 p.m. Wednesdays; 6 p.m. Thursdays; 7:30 to 9 p.m. Fridays at the Cambria Connection, 870 Main St. The Saturday Serenity meeting (closed, alcoholics only) is held 3 to 4 p.m. Saturdays at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 2700 Eton Road. Women’s meetings are held from noon to 1 p.m. Wednesdays at the Cambria Connection; 6 to 7 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays at the First Baptist Church, 2120 Green St. (Ardath Drive at Highway 1); 9:30 to 11 a.m. Saturdays at Community Presbyterian Church, 2250 Yorkshire Drive (just off Burton Drive west of the fire station); and 8 to 9:30 p.m. the fourth Saturday of each month at Santa Rosa Catholic Church, 1174 Main St. Free; the only requirement is a desire to stop drinking. 927-0347. A schedule for all 12-step meetings is posted at the Cambria Connection and online at www.thecambriaconnection.org.
Al-Anon: Meetings are held in Cambria from 7 to 8 p.m. Mondays and 7:15 to 8:30 p.m. Thursdays at the Cambria Connection, 870 Main St. (927-5748 or 924-1832) and at 10 a.m. Saturdays at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 2700 Eton Road (Pattie P., 924-1360 or 540-9199). Al-Anon is a fellowship of relatives and friends of alcoholics who share their experiences, strength and hope. The only requirement for membership is that a member has been affected by someone’s drinking.
Cancer support group. Sharing what works by individual experience. Write to P.O. Box 1249, Cambria CA 93428, or call 238-4411.
Caregivers for those with Alzheimer’s, memory loss or other dementias may meet with a caregiver consultant for the California Central Coast Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association at the Cambria Connection, 870 Main St., Cambria. Free. Appointment only; call 547-3830.
Caregivers Support Group for those who care for loved ones with Alzheimer’s disease and other challenges related to aging meets at 10 a.m. the first and third Thursdays of the month in the St. Paul’s Episcopal Church library, 2700 Eton Road. Care is provided for the caregivers’ loved ones at the Cambria Adult Resources Education and Support (CARES) adult day program. 927-4290.
Compulsive Eaters Anonymous meet at 6:30 p.m. Tuesdays at the Cambria Connection, 870 Main St., Cambria. Compulsive Eaters Anonymous is a 12-step fellowship of individuals who, through shared experience, strength and hope, are dealing with compulsive overeating. 546-1178.
Counseling for those with low to moderate income and no insurance is available through Community Counseling Center of San Luis Obispo County. Call 543-7969 for details, or pick up a pamphlet at the Cambria Connection, 870 Main St.
Free food distribution is offered on Thursdays in Cambria. Cambria’s Anonymous Neighbors (CAN) distributes free food on the first Thursday of each month starting at 7 a.m. at Santa Rosa Catholic Church, 1174 Main St., Cambria. Call 927-5673 for details. Cambria Vineyard Church distributes free food on the second and fourth Thursdays of each month from noon to 2 p.m. at 1617 Main St., Cambria. Call 927-5550 or go to cambriavineyard.org for details.
Grief support group meets the first and third Tuesday of each month at 10 a.m. in the library St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 2700 Eton Road, Cambria. Anyone from the community who is experiencing loss is welcome to attend. Don Dallmann, 927-5807.
Interested in a “dream interpretation” group? Contact Lucille Bosco at email@example.com for more information. It will be twice a month starting on Feb. 21 to April 17. Call 924-1449.