Don't forget that Sept. 16 is Coastal Clean-Up Day. You can participate at 27 beach sites in SLO County from San Simeon to Oso Flaco. The event begins at 9 a.m. and continues until noon. At 12:30, head to the Pismo pier for a post clean-up celebration with live music, games, and prizes. For more info, contact ECOSLO at 544-1777 or visit ecoslo.org.
On Sept. 21, Sycamore Mineral Springs at Avila will host a free Peace Day Retreat with an afternoon of workshops, meditations, and activities to coincide with the Autumnal Equinox. The festivities will run from 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. For a full schedule of the day's events, visit www.sycamoremineralsprings.com, or call 595-7302.
On Oct. 7, at 9:30 a.m., the Alzheimer's Association will hold its 17th annual memory walk in SLO. Friends, family, co-workers, and individuals are encouraged to form teams or participate alone in a relay walk to raise money and awareness for the disease. Standard registration fee is $25, and individuals who raise more than $100 will receive a T-shirt. It's not too late to register or support an existing team, like the "Ugly Step-Sisters." For more info, call 547-3830 or visit www.centralcoastalz.org. ?
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