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.hearst castle.com.
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.
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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 transportation around Cambria for seniors and the disabled on the Cambria Community Bus on weekdays. Weekly trips to Morro Bay and San Luis Obispo; monthly trips to Paso Robles, Templeton and Atascadero. Call 927-4173 from 9 to 11 a.m. two days prior to the day a ride is needed.
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 third Wednesday of each month in the Community Presbyterian Church Fellowship Hall, 2250 Yorkshire Drive. $2 for lunch. Transportation can be arranged. Call 927-7017 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.thecambriacon nection.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.orgfor 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.
Medical equipment loans and rides to medical appointments are offered by Cambria’s Anonymous Neighbors (CAN) 927-5673; P.O. Box 1797, Cambria 93428.
Narcotics Anonymous: Meetings 6:30 to 8 p.m. Tuesdays at 870 Main St. 549-7730.
Nicotine Anonymous: A 12-step program helping those afflicted with a nicotine addiction meets at 7:30 p.m. Tuesdays at the Cambria Connection, 870 Main St. The only requirement for membership is a desire to stop using nicotine. 927-0966.