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Run up to San Miguel and get showered in colored powder for a good cause

Lynne Schmitz
Lynne Schmitz

Pleasant Valley School in Estrella is hosting its annual Color My Future 5K Run on Sunday.

Runners are showered with non-toxic colored powders as they run, skip or walk. The 5K with age groups starts at 9:30 a.m. There are also half-mile runs for children 9 and under.

Entry forms are at Participants may sign up on the day of the race. Proceeds benefit rejuvenation of the sports field and track. For information call 805-467-3453.

Bradley School fun run

Bradley School is hosting its 25th annual Bulldog Fun Run/Walk on Saturday, March 31, starting at 10 a.m.

This year, the race is in honor of longtime resident and volunteer Karen Jean Duby.

Races are 10K and 5K runs and walks. The course begins and ends at the school; mostly flat, paved roads with minimal traffic.

Weather does not cancel. Proceeds benefit the Marjorie Vicente Memorial Scholarship Fund. For information, call Bradley School at 805-472-2310.

New life for old restaurant

Good luck to friends from Mission San Miguel Parish who reopened the historic Wilson’s Restaurant on north Spring Street in Paso Robles as Paradise Grill. They’re having a grand opening on Monday from 5 to 7 p.m. with samples of the menu, which includes old-fashioned comfort food, steaks and seafood.

The décor is the same — it’s like walking into a time capsule from the '50s.


March 14: 4:30 p.m. Sagebrush Days Committee meeting at San Miguel Mercantile. All welcome.

At the San Miguel Senior Center, 601 12th St. (East):

March 8: 6 p.m. community potluck — bring a dish to share and enjoy supper with your neighbors.

March 9: 6:30 p.m. bingo — all are invited. They play 10 games at 50 cents a card. Snacks are served.

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 every other Thursday. Reach her at (with “San Miguel News” in the subject line) or at 805-467-3565.