The Valley Reads Book Club

The next meeting of The Valley Reads book club is Tuesday, May 23rd from 11:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in the Santa Maria Public Library’s Shepard Hall.
The book selection for May is The Martian by Andy Weir. The story follows an American astronaut, Mark Watney, as he becomes stranded alone on Mars in the year …

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Allan Hancock foundation College Foundation To Award A Record Number Scholarships Worth More $500,000 At Reception On MAY 25

A record number of scholarships will be awarded to students during the annual Allan Hancock College Foundation Scholarship Awards Reception on Thursday, May 25, at 2 p.m. in the Joe White Memorial Gymnasium on the college’s Santa Maria campus. Nearly 1,000 students, relatives, friends, donors and community members will attend the event.
The 466 scholarships range …

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Five Hancock Students Qualify for SkillsUSA National Championships

For the second year in a row, Allan Hancock College will be represented at SkillsUSA National Championships. Five Hancock students – Wyatt Allen, Charliemar Collado, Spencer Copeland, Daniel Denham and Sebastian Ramirez – will compete for national titles in Louisville, Kentucky from June 21-23.
“I don’t get to travel outside of California much, so I’m really …

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Upcoming Programs and Events at Santa Maria Valley Discovery Museum

May 14: Super Sunday 12-4
Art is a beautiful way to say how much you love your mother, grandmother, aunt, or other special person!
May 16: Tuesday Tales
Since she was a little girl, Dr. Kathy Sullivan wanted to see the whole world and so she did: from space! Carmelia van Vleet’s “To the Stars: The First American Woman …

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Free Family Cowboy Poetry Event at the Santa Maria Public Library

Dust off that cowboy garb and head to the Santa Maria Public Library for a rousing good time at the second annual Cowboy Poetry Event on Saturday, May 20th from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. in Shepard Hall. Cowboy poet Bob Perrault will be joining the event for the first time, and real-life cowboy, author, and …

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