Powell's Sweet Shoppe is celebrating its grand opening on Nov. 24 with live music, face painting, and sugary sweet activities all day long for kids and adults. The fun starts at 10 a.m. with free Jelly Bellys and free Wonka candy bars for the first 1,000 guests. The original Mike Teevee--from Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory--will be at the celebration signing autographs and taking pictures with guests. Powell's Sweet Shoppe is located at 840 11th St. in Paso Robles. For more information, call 239-1544 or visit them online at www.powellssweetshoppe.com.
Join Meridian Vineyards for Friends and Family Day at their Paso Robles tasting room on Dec. 6. Enjoy some of Meridian's wines and sweets, and check out their custom gift baskets. All day, all Meridian wines--including special releases and sparkling wines--will be 25 to 50 percent off, and all house wares will be on sale, too. The event lasts from 3 to 7 p.m. The tasting room is located at 7000 Highway 46 East in Paso Robles. For more info, call 226-7133.
F. McLintocks is holding its 26th annual Pearl Harbor survivors luncheon at Steamers in Pismo Beach on Dec. 7 at noon. The event pays homage to local survivors on the anniversary of the attack, and gives them a chance to swap stories about the historic event. Everyone is welcome to come, and survivors will receive a complimentary lunch. Steamers is located at 1601 Price St. in Pismo Beach. For more information, call 773-3050.
Silverado Stages has launched a new luxury commuter bus line that takes passengers from three locations in San Luis Obispo County and Santa Maria to LAX, San Pedro, and Long Beach for $49. The Coast Flyer makes three trips up and down the coast every day. The trip from SLO to LAX takes about four hours in a luxury Euro-style shuttle. Every coach has satellite TV and XM radio, and plush high-back seating. Reservations are required. Silverado Shuttles' mechanic, Aron Clark, has also been named the "Outstanding Maintenance Technician of the Year" by the California Bus Association. For more information about Silverado Stages, call 545-8400 or visit www.coastflyer.com. ?
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