Some people think that nothing much happens in a small town, but we who live in San Miguel certainly know better! To keep up, visit www.discoversanmiguel.com.
San Miguel Seniors host their annual Super Bowl Party on Feb. 4 starting at 1 p.m. at the Center – 601-12th Street east. Bring finger foods and enjoy the game. Community Bingo is played on the second and fourth Friday of each month at 6 p.m. and a Community Potluck is held on the second Thursday of each month at 6 p.m. A sewing group meets each Thursday. The 18th annual BUZZ Marathon will be held on February 18 to raise money for the athletic programs at Lillian Larsen School.
The race is collaboration between the school and Camp Roberts and is run on the military base. It is a Boston Qualifier. This year be aware that rules of access to the base have changed. Directors are Hornet Queen Eileen Rogers (race founder and retired teacher) and Larry Halderman, AD. Course volunteers are needed. All information is online at www.buzzmarathon.org or call 805-801-6581. Register at www.runsignup.com.
San Miguel Chamber of Commerce hosts several annual events. There are two parades: Sagebrush Days and Peddlers Faire on April 28 and the Christmas Lights and Craft Faire in December. Volunteers are needed. There are two car shows: Cruise Night and Show on Labor Day weekend and the Toys for Tots Show in December. Volunteers are needed. Go to www.sanmiguelchamber.org for information on Chamber activities and members.
Friends of the Adobes was founded to care for the Rios-Caledonia Adobe and the historic little adobe church on Airport Road. On Memorial Day Sunday they honor pioneers with a memorial service at the church. At the Adobe, Caledonia Days and Antique Car Show will be held on April 14 and the Halloween haunted adobe will be on October 27. For information go to www.rios-caledoniaadobe.org or call 805-467-3357. The museum and gift shop are open on weekends; volunteer docents are welcome. They meet on the first Thursday of each month at 1 p.m. at the Caledonia.
San Miguel Lions have been active in the town for decades. Each August they honor pioneer families at the annual Old Timers Picnic in San Miguel Park and are noted for their barbecue expertise. Meetings are the first and third Thursdays at 7 p.m. at the Community Center in the park.
Native Sons of the Golden West meet at 7 p.m. at the Community Center on the fourth Thursday of each month. Native Daughters of the Golden West meet at 7 p.m. on the second Wednesday of each month at the Senior Center. All organizations welcome new members.
The San Miguel Volunteer Fire Department holds training exercises each Tuesday evening at the Fire House downtown. To volunteer call 805-467-3300 or see the Fire Chief. Be a volunteer in your community! Its fun and it gives a feeling of pride as well as making a better place to live.