Does your dog sit when you say "speak" or tear up the house while you're gone? It's never too late to teach your old dog new tricks. Every first Saturday of the month, Animal Services is hosting "Ask the Trainer" with trainer Linda Hardy. From noon to 2 p.m., Hardy will be on hand to answer questions about behavioral problems in your disobedient dog or cat. The next session is set for March 3. For more info, call 781-4410.
Surfrider Foundation is hosting a dual beach cleanup on Saturday, March 3, at Pismo and Cayucos. Show up at Cayucos pier between 11 a.m. and noon, or at Pismo pier between 10 a.m. and noon. Surfrider will provide trash bags and gloves. For more info on upcoming cleanups and events, call 478-8491 or 440-5828 for South County, or e-mail email@example.com.
Firestone Vineyards has opened a new winery and tasting room at 2300 Airport Road in Paso Robles. Wine lovers can stop by between 10 a.m. and 5 p.m. daily. For more info, call 591-8050 or visit firstname.lastname@example.org.
Congratulations to MacDaddy's fishing lures, who received the prestigious Golden Apple award for creative marketing. MacDaddy's makes fishing lures with precious jewels inlaid into gold and platinum. MacDaddy's is also home to the Million Dollar Lure, made from more than three pounds of gold and platinum with more than 100 carats of diamonds and rubies. MacDaddy's president Teri Conrad calls the award "an incredible recognition of what we've done in two years." For more info about the Million Dollar Lure and other fine fishing products, call 473-9282 or visit www.macdaddysfishinglures.com.
Sign up now for the 11th annual Wine Country Run through the vineyards and hills of Paso Robles on March 25. The event features a half marathon, a 5K run, and a half-mile "Grape Stomp" run for kids. The winner in each class (except the Grape Stomp) will win their weight in wine. Registration is open until the day of the event, and proceeds benefit local organizations. For more info, call 641-5514 or visit www.winecountryruns.com.
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