TMHA “Strike Out Stigma” Bowl-a-Thon
For over 30 years, Bowl-a-Thon has been a tradition in our community. Thanks to your efforts, the 2013 Strike Out Stigma Bowl-a-Thon raised $56,000! This fundraiser supports SLO Hotline and other TMHA programs in San Luis Obispo and Northern Santa Barbara Counties. For information about this event or to sponsor or build a team in 2014, contact Lesta at 805-540-6511 or firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit the Bowl-a-Thon page.
Art of Recovery Show
Art of Recovery is a community art show in celebration and support of living mentally well. Art of Recovery was developed to offer people with mental illnesses a way to artistically express themselves and to provide a venue for sharing their art, feelings, thoughts and messages with the general public. It was designed to help the public see that the mentally ill should not be defined in terms of their illnesses but instead by their strengths, gifts and by the contributions they make to society. In partnership with the Healing Arts Council of Santa Barbara County (HACSB), we are pleased to announce the 2013 Art of Recovery Show is coming to Santa Maria and entries are now being accepted from San Luis Obispo and Northern Santa Barbara Counties. Please contact the art coordinator, Jessica Woodman at (805) 928-0139 or(805) 865-1947, by email at JWoodman@t-mha.org, or visit the Art of Recovery Show page.
SLO Wine and Grill Affair
The fifth annual SLO Wine and Grill Affair under the oaks on the Historic Filipponi Ranch was a great success. Filipponi Ranch Cellars won the Judge’s Choice Award and Salisbury Vineyards won the People’s Choice Award. Thank you to all who came out to enjoy the day and to all of the wineries, vendors, musicians and judges who participated. Eat, drink and judge local wines and pairings from the grill again in summer 2013.
Ten Trunks of Treasure
Sponsored and held at Edna Valley Vineyard, Ten Trunks of Treasure featured a gourmet lunch by Chef José Dahan of Et Voilà Restaurant, wine by Edna Valley and – of course – great prizes! Our thanks to Rabobank for sponsoring the wine at the event. This event will be held again in fall 2013.
A cornucopia of music, specialty booths, and good food provided by Full of Life Flatbread and the Noontime Kiwanis BBQ team, the 5th Annual Harvest Festival at the Growing Grounds Farm in Santa Maria was fun for all! All proceeds support horticultural therapy and farming in the Santa Maria Valley. Thanks to the Santa Barbara Foundation for sponsoring the event.
Poinsettias and Trees for a Cause
Gifts that keep giving! Support TMHA and purchase your holiday tree and poinsettias through Growing Grounds Farm and Downtown Store. Order forms are available in October. Contact Growing Grounds Downtown at 805.544.4967 or Growing Grounds Farm at 805.543.6071 for more information.
Growing Grounds Downtown Open House
Thanks to all who came out to support the Growing Grounds Downtown Store during their open house and seventh anniversary celebration. If you missed out please visit the Store for local, natural and handmade gifts and native plants. Proceeds from each purchase are used to support mental health services in San Luis Obispo and Santa Barbara Counties. Located at 956 Chorro Street in Downtown San Luis Obispo (across from the Mission).
2013 Brewer's Dinner
The Brewers’ Dinner 2013 was a success - raising over $11,000! Thanks to Chef Neil Smith, Windows on the Water; Chef Shaun Behrens, Luna Red; Pastry Chef Maegen Loring, The Lido at Dolphin Bay Resort; Chef Paul Kwong, Mee Heng Low Noodle House; Matt Brynildson, Firestone Walker Brewing; Dan Berkeland, Pand’Oro Bakery; Chuck Hiigel, Wine Warehouse; and Beda and Helga Schmidthues. Chef Jason Gamble, Rooster Creek Tavern; Mike Larrabee, Central Coast Distributing.
Journey of Hope 2013
Journey of Hope 2013, featuring Jay Asher, will be held the evening of Wednesday, February 6, 2013 at New Life Church in Pismo Beach. A community forum on living mentally well, the event offers an opportunity to interact with mental health and community leaders, learn about local resources and, best of all, celebrate hope.