Past Events 2013

Dan and Eileen
March 2013 - Dancing with Our Stars

The fourth annual Atascadero: Dancing with Our Stars, a centennial celebration of dance, was a huge success, earning more than $90,000 at the Saturday night event for the campaign to "Open the Doors". Dan and Eileen O'Grady's salsa routine took first place (photo on right). Janet K. McLennan, M.D., and Christopher Ellwood won the People's Choice award for receiving the most votes during the event (they also won this award at the Sunday matinee) with their beautiful waltz medley. The first place and People's Choice award winners were choreographed by Frank Sanchez. In second place were Mary Uebersax and instructor/choreographer Dan Davis who performed a rumba/cha cha medley; Don Idler and instructor/choreographer Sharon Davis took third place with a 1930s era fox trot.

Dancing with Our Stars winners

Thank you to all of our stars-- Kitty Arosteguy, Jodi Bloom, Dr. Deborah Bowers, Tom Jones, Tony Nadratowski, Mayor Tom O'Malley, Merry O'Malley-Reynolds, Tricia Williams. Special thanks to choreographer/instructors Debra Newby, Larry Jensen, and Eddie Rodriguez.

Photo on left (from left): third place: Don Idler and Sharon Davis; first place: Dan and Eileen O'Grady; second place: Dan Davis and Mary Uebersax; People's Choice: Janet K. McLennan, M.D., and Christopher Ellwood. Photo by David O'Grady.


Enchanted April
April 2013 - SLO Little Theatre

Thanks to SLO Little Theatre Artistic Director Kevin Harris and lead actor Rosh Wright, the Atascadero Library was given the opportunity to use the April 16 dress rehearsal performance of Enchanted April as a benefit. Those attending enjoyed a delightful, well-acted play, and the event raised $1200 for our furnishings fund.

Tuesday BBQ
July 2013 - BBQ in the Park

Our Chamber of Commerce BBQ in the Park netted almost $1,500 in July. Thank you to the Chamber of Commerce, the Atascadero Elks, and the many FOL volunteers who sold tickets, served and attended. Special thanks to Grenda Ernst and Sue Sly for organizing this event for us.

September 2013 - Brickyard Theatre
The Unexpected Man

Leigh Livick coordinated the FOL benefit performance at the Brickyard Theatre which netted $2000. Thanks to Leigh and to Anet and Charley Carlin for a wonderful production of The Unexpected Man by Yasmina Reza. Thanks also to Pomar Junction for providing wines for this event. As always, tasty desserts were provided by Friends of the Library bakers.