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Celebrate the grand opening of BodhiPath Buddhist Center with three days of enlightening workshops and ceremonies. A commencement ceremony will take place Feb. 23 with a blessing from Lama Tsony, followed by group meditation and a potluck. Feb. 24 will feature an introduction to Buddhism workshop, and a Feb. 25 class will focus on developing wisdom. Costs vary. BodhiPath Buddhist Center is located at 3484 Gregory Court in SLO. For more info, call 528-1388 or e-mail www.bodhipath-west.org/slo.htm.

Come taste some of the finest exotic teas on the Central Coast and get a little bit of tea history at Steynberg Gallery on Feb. 24. Learn different ways to prepare and enjoy tea, and take part in a traditional Gongfu tea ceremony. This $15 event starts at 5 p.m. and includes a tin of tea. Steynberg Tea and Coffee House is located at 1531 Monterey St. in SLO. For more info, call 547-0278.

The Central Coast Exploration Station can help liven up your next birthday party with a fun and educational live animal presentation. Parties include lunch, cake, and drinks plus crafts and a gift bag for each attendee to take home. The Exploration Station's experienced staff will work with a theme of your choice to create a memorable party. For more information, call 473-1421.

Support SLO's 24-hour crisis intervention and services support Hotline by bowling around the county. You can participate in the 26th annual Bowl-a-thon by aiming for the pins at Cal Poly's Mustang Lanes, Pismo Bowl, or Paso Robles Bowl between Feb. 28 and Mar. 11 with a team of five bowlers.

Kylie Mendonca compiled this week's Strokes and Plugs. Send your business news to rmiller@newtimesslo.com.

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