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San Miguel to hold town Neighborhood Watch meeting

Lynne Schmitz
Lynne Schmitz

A Neighborhood Watch meeting for the whole town will be held on Monday at Lillian Larsen School gym, 1601 L St., at 6:30 p.m.

Sheriff’s deputies will be on hand to share information and answer questions about making our community safer.

Back to school

San Miguel District schools start on Wednesday, so watch for children as you drive through town.

Fundraiser barbecue

On Aug. 20 Mission San Miguel will hold a chicken barbecue from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. to help fund the annual September Fiesta. Tickets are $10 for adults; $8 for children. All are welcome.

Advisory Council

The San Miguel Advisory Council will meet on Aug. 23 at 7 p.m. at the Community Building on the alley at the park. The council is advisory to the SLO County Board of Supervisors and the Planning Department.

Winemakers’ Dinner

The Pleasant Valley Wine Trail is sponsoring a gala “Evening under the Estrella Sky” Winemakers’ Dinner on Aug. 19 to support the Pleasant Valley School District.

The event will be held at Hartley Farms, 6770 Estrella Road, from 6 to 9 p.m. Winemakers and owners of the 13 Estrella wineries, along with associate members Hartley Farms and Wine Country RV, will serve a delightful four-course meal with wine pairings and accompanied by music.

Tickets are $125 per person in advance or $875 for a table of eight. Ticket information is at For other information call Graveyard Vineyards at 805-467-2043.


At San Miguel Seniors Center on east 12th Street:

▪ Thursday: Community Potluck at 6 p.m., open to all to bring a dish to share.

▪ Friday: Bingo at 6 p.m. for all.

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Go to to (Resource Connection), for current information on San Miguel events, businesses, organizations, churches and opportunities to volunteer. Topical entry forms and applications are available to fill out online. A history section features stories and pictures from early-day families, the town and area

Lynne Schmitz’s column is special to The Tribune. She is a longtime resident of San Miguel, and her column appears here weekly. Reach her at (with “San Miguel News” in the subject line) or at 805-467-3565.