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Simone Smith, the owner of the Educated Gardener nursery in Santa Margarita (22210 El Camino, 438-4250), has helped launch a new Western gardening section in the latest issue of the popular Cowboys and Indians magazine. Smith who has a degree in landscape architecture from Cal Poly is the featured expert in a six-page, full-color article on xeriscaping, which she terms "site appropriate landscaping." Three colorful photos taken at the Educated Gardener by Jill Gallagher of Santa Margarita are also featured in the magazine's July issue, which has John Wayne on the cover. You can learn more about xeriscaping at

Get down and enjoy the benefits of yoga for teens at Central Coast Yoga in Arroyo Grande. The week-long yoga workshops are aimed at girls between 10 and 16 years old with a focus on developing good body image and healthy self-esteem. Local yogi Wendi Olmstead is teaching the series that will feature more balance and flexibility poses than a regular class. The first session happens June 25-29, and a second series is set for Aug 20-24. The workshops cost $45 and are great for beginners. For more info, call: 234-1793, or visit central

Dr. Guy Jones has three reasons for you to smile in June clean white teeth, at half price, and for a good cause, too. June 25-29 Dr. Jones of Central Coast Smiles has offered teeth-whitening services at half price, with the entire fee ($175) for donation to the Women's Shelter program of SLO County. For more info about the Restore a Smile, Restore a Life fundraiser, call 489-7645.

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