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Family Connections Christian Adoptions is offering a free Adoption Information Session: Thurs., Oct. 2, from 6pm to 8pm at their San Luis Obispo office located at 1540 Marsh Street, Ste 130. FCCA was established in 1983 and has placed over 4,700 waiting children into forever families. With six offices in California, the agency provides domestic and international adoption services. More info: (805) 542-9084, www.fcadoptions.org


The Peter Furler Band will appear in concert at Fresno’s First Armenian Presbyterian Church on Fri., Oct. 3 (430 South First Street) at Historic Huntington Blvd., near Downtown Fresno). Doors open at 6:30pm. Concert at 7pm. Tickets are $20 per person and are available by calling 559-237-6638 or visiting http://itickets.com


Oak Park Christian Church (386 N. Oak Park Blvd) in Grover Beach is hosting their Peddler's Faire, Sat., Oct.4 and Oct.11 from 8am-2pm. This bi-annual fundraising event is now two Saturdays!  Spaces available for either one or both days for vendors of all kinds: home-businesses, crafters, antiques, garage sale items, etc. Each space is $20 (per event) which will go toward the 2015 Mexico Mission Team. To reserve a space or more info: 805-481-7091.


Mountainbrook Community Church in SLO (1775 Calle Joaquin) invites you to a new Divorce Care Group beginning Tues., Oct. 7 at 6pm. Divorce Care is a friendly, caring group of people who will walk alongside you through one of life’s most difficult experiences. Don’t go through separation or divorce alone. More info: 805-542-3162 or www.divorcecare.org


Join the fun of the Young Life High-End Hoedown, Thurs., Oct. 9 at Santa Margarita Ranch to benefit Young Life SLO County. Young Life is making a positive impact in the lives of Junior High and High School students from Paso Robles to Nipomo. The High-End Hoedown starts at 6:00pm and includes dancing, auction and life-changing food!  All proceeds benefit Young Life SLO County. More info: slocounty.younglife.org

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First United Methodist Church in Arroyo Grande invites you to Rock the Block Weekend 2014, Fri., Oct 10 - Sun., Oct 12 (275 N. Halcyon Road).  Kicking off Friday at 6:30pm with Old Fashioned Cowboy Church in the parking lot. Saturday is (11am-1:30p) Family Fun Day which includes fire engines, tricycle races, children's carnival, bounce houses, live music, and a BBQ (5:30 - 6:30pm) "Build Your Own Burrito" Free Dinner, at 7pm a Family Movie "Heaven Is For Real". Sunday there’s the 8:30am Celebration Service with the Lord's Crew Praise Band, (9am-10:30am) a FREE Pancake Breakfast, (10:30am) Traditional Worship Service with the Chancel Choir, (11:30am) the Welcome Coffee Hour and then (3pm) the Chancel Choir and Handbells Concert.  More info: (805) 481-2692 or (805) 474-0912 or rocktheblockweekend.org


Oak Park Christian Church (386 N. Oak Park Blvd) in Grover Beach is hosting their Peddler's Faire, Sat., Oct.4 and Oct.11 from 8am-2pm. Spaces available for vendors of all kinds: home-businesses, crafters, antiques, garage sale items, etc. Each space is $20 (per event) which will go toward the 2015 Mexico Mission Team. To reserve a space or more info: 805-481-7091.


El Montecito School San Roque in Santa Barbara presents two-time GMA Male vocalist of the year and five-time Grammy nominee Brandon Heath in a benefit concert Saturday night, October 11th at the Lobero Theatre in Santa Barbara. Tickets available through the box office, and start at $25/ticket plus fees. Proceeds benefit El Montecito School San Roque in Santa Barbara. More info: https://checkout.lobero.com/single/SelectSeating.aspx?p=4019  School website is: http://www.elmoschool.com/ 


The local Area Team, 'Operation Christmas Child-Central Coast' part of Samaritan’s Purse is hosting their National Collection Week Countdown Events, Sat. Oct. 18, at two central coast locations. At 10a-12p at Grace Baptist Church (605 E McCoy Ln) in Santa Maria and the second event will be from 2-4pm at Agape Church (950 Laureate Ln) in San Luis Obispo.  There will be a guest speaker from the International Field, updates from the West Coast Region, food, fun, and supplies!  RSVP at 234-7158. National Collection Week is November 17 thru the 24th. More info: Jeff Fredericks 805-610-9876


Serve Santa Maria is hosting the seminar “To Transform A City”, Sat. Oct. 18 from 8:30am to 12:30pm. Church leaders and community leaders are invited as co-author Eric Swanson leads a discussion on how local church, business and organization leaders can dream big about the spiritual and social changes possible when we ban together. Cost $15. Located at First Christian Church, corner of Bradley and College.  More info: www.servesantamaria.com


St. Mary of the Assumption Church in Santa Maria invites you to the community wide FIESTA, October 18 from 10am-6pm in St Mary’s Parking Lot behind Town Center Mall (School St. & Cypress St).  This event is FREE with Free Live Entertainment, Bands, Folklorico, Dancing, Santa Maria BBQ, International Food Fair, Children Games and Activities with over $5,000 in Raffle Prizes. https://www.facebook.com/pages/St-Marys-Events-Santa-Maria/1453333738289800


Lompoc Foursquare Church is holding their annual Block Party with a Carnival theme from 5:30 to 8:30pm, Fri., Oct. 31, in the 100 block of North C Street. This event includes over 30 games with prizes and contests for children of all age, a 27’ inflated slide, pony rides, Hot Wheel Car track, The Shooting Shack and music, too.  This event is free and open to the public. Food will be sold at the party. Popcorn, cotton candy, games and candy are ALL FREE!!! For more: 805-736-2772 www.lompocfoursquare.com


Shoreline Calvary Chapel in Morro Bay (corner of Beach and Monterey Streets) invites you to Light Night: Halloween Alternative celebrating the true Light of the World: Jesus! October 31, 6-9pm. This family event includes all kinds of fun, like carnival games, food, candy, Bounce House and A GIANT MAZE! No need for costumes. More info: Robin Meaney, 805-772-8525 http://www.ccshoreline.org/




The Santa Ynez Valley Christian Business Men’s Connection (a Christian non-profit organization) is hosting the "1st Annual Santa Ynez Valley Thanksgiving Music Festival - Celebrating Jesus Christ Living Among Us".  The concert is featuring Emmy award nominated music artist Marty Goetz, Sunday evening, Nov. 2 at 6pm at the Solvang Veterans Memorial Building (1745 Mission Drive) in Solvang.  Tickets: www.syvcbmc.org.  Advance tickets $15 for adults, $5 for children (12 and under).  The prices at the door are $20 and $10 for children.  More info: Andy Arvesen 805-252-3795


Lompoc Foursquare Church is hosting their 21st Annual Big Game Postgame Party, Fri., Nov. 7 from  9pm to 12am at the Lompoc Aquatic Center and YMCA Parking Lot. The Postgame Party is for 9-12 Grade Students with valid student ID and includes pizza, popcorn, cotton candy, coffee cafe, Kraken Slide, Defender Dome, Mechanical Bull, Boulder Run, Music, Dancing, Obstacle Course, and Prizes all night long! ALL ABSOLUTELY FREE! More info: mylfc.com or 805-736-2772


Project Zero (Grace Church Adoption and Foster Care Ministry)  is once again sponsoring our annual Adoption and Foster Care Conference, “Welcoming Children Home”, Sat., Nov. 8, 8:30a - 4p. This non-profit ministry is designed to help families called to adoption and foster care here in our community, providing numerous services to families before, during, and after the adoption or foster care process.  Cost: $15.00 (includes lunch and all sessions). Keynote Speaker: Johnny Carr, Author of Orphan Justice and numerous breakout sessions. More info: www.welcomingchildrenhome.com or 805-503-9154.