Community Invited to Hear From Former NASA Astronaut Jose Hernandez at Hancock March 28

Free event targets launching next generation of scientists, engineers and mathematicians
With his own dreams realized, José Hernández, a former astronaut for the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), will help launch the dreams of others on the Central Coast. Hernández will speak at Allan Hancock College on Tuesday, March 28, from 12:30 – 2 p.m. …

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Peeps on Parade Contest at Guadalupe and Los Alamos Branch Libraries

Families are invited to celebrate spring with the Library. Create a diorama with Marshmallow Peeps featuring any family-friendly theme and bring it to either the Guadalupe or Los Alamos Branch Library on Friday, March 17th. Dioramas need to be the size of a shoebox or smaller. Include a tag with the title of the diorama, …

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The Valley Reads Book Club

The Santa Maria Public Library facilitates a monthly book club, The Valley Reads, which meets on the 4th Tuesday of each month in Shepard Hall from 11:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. The next meeting is Tuesday, March 28th. Refreshments will be served.
Each month a new book title is read and discussed along with complimentary coffee …

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Movie Night at the Library on April 3rd

The Santa Maria Public Library is pleased to show the movie Star Trek Beyond, which is rated PG-13. The film will be screened on Monday, April 3rd at 5:30 p.m. in Shepard Hall. This event is free and no tickets are required.
In this third installment of the rebooted Star Trek film series (which began with …

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Spring is about Bust Out All Over with the Philharmonic

Get your ears tuned and your toes ready for tapping as the Santa Maria Philharmonic delivers a soundtrack for a beautiful Spring. 
 
We start on April 22, 2017, with a concert of Brahms, Barber, and Beethoven aptly described as The Bold and the Beautiful, conducted by Maestro Michael Nowak.  Tickets are on sale already for …

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