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Calendar of Fundraisers 2014 Every

year,

Santa

Barbara’s

nonprofit community produces a spectacular lineup of fundraisers, galas,

and

special

events.

From fun-runs and bake sales to

glamorous

Barbara’s

galas,

nonprofits

Santa

make

it

possible for all of us to give back to our community in enjoyable and

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The Independent continue to

support

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applaud

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organizations whose year-long altruism improves the lives and welfare of many in our community.


feburary February TBA

Museum of Contemporary Art Santa Barbara Santa Barbara Million Dollar Home Raffle Santa Barbara. Win the Santa Barbara Dream! A Million Dollar Home or 1 Million Dollars cash. Only 20,000 tickets will be sold, and 1 in 50 can win prizes including luxury cars, vacations, shopping sprees, cash and more. Enter by April 3 to qualify to win the grand prize.

$150 per Ticket. Contact Sarah Brisendine, call 884-5900, email raffle@mcasantabarbara.org, or visit sbhomeraffle.com

2/13

Alpha Resource Center of Santa Barbara Grand Opening-SlingShot Alpha Art Forum 5:00 PM. 220 W. Canon Perdido St. There’s a new art gallery in town! Join the artists at SlingShot, Alpha Art Forum, for our GRAND OPENING! SlingShot is a contemporary arts studio and gallery featuring the work of over 30 artists with disabilities. The work is sought after for its uninfluenced, raw creativity. Each piece, whether it’s a painting, drawing, sculpture or textile, tells a story reflecting the perspective of an artist with disabilities.

Free. Contact Tina Kerrigan, call 770-3878, email tkerrigan@alphasb.org, or visit alphasb.org

2/14

Santa Barbara Museum of Art Women’s Board Fall in Love with Italy Noon. Santa Barbara Club. A romantic luncheon and conversation with Nigel McGilchrist, art historian and noted travel writer, presented by the Santa Barbara Museum of Art Women’s Board, will be held at the historic Santa Barbara Club.

$90 per person. Contact Karen Kawaguchi, call 884-6428, email kkawaguchi@sbma.net, or visit sbmawb.org

2/14 - 3/8

Santa Barbara Arts Fund ART + LOVE Santa Barbara Tennis Club, 2375 Foothill Rd. Fine art photographer Mark Robert Halper will exhibit his photographs of artists in his book “Between Seer and Seen” and original art by the individual artists will accompany the portraits in this show-most art is for sale. Portion of proceeds from sale of photographs & books will go to S.B. Arts Fund Teen Mentorship Program. Show runs through March 8 as part of Second Fridays @ SBTC.

Free. Contact Mo McFadden, call 689-5053, email mcmpr101@gmail.com, or visit studiomark.com

2/15 - 2/16

South Coast Railroad Museum ”Sweetheart Special” Vintage Railcar Daytrip! 10:00 AM. Santa Barbara to S.L.O. Roundtrip. Ride the rails on a superbly restored Vista-Dome or Super Chief club car with your best pal! Lunch to be prepared by the famous Far Western Tavern. Seating is limited and reservations are required.

$126 - $139. Contact Terry Remick, call 680-0397, email terryinsb@hotmail.com, or visit store.goletadepot.org

2/16

Santa Barbara Police Explorer Post 104 Menudo Festival 9:00 AM. Franklin Elementary School. Come participate in this fundraising festival to benefit the Santa Barbara Youth Explorer Program and vote for your favorite menudo as local restaurants compete in this “cook off.” Try menudo from 16 to 20 restaurants and vote for your favorite. Music and entertainment provided; bring the whole family.

$10 for adults and $5 for children. Contact Adrian Gutierrez, call 897-3702, email Agutierrez@sbpd.com

2/22

CADA Amethyst Ball 6:00 PM. Coral Casino. This year’s theme is “A Havana Night in Paradise” and will honor veteran newscaster Debby Davison.

$300. Contact Suzanne Courson, call 963-1433 x110, email SCourson@cadasb.org, or visit cadasb.org

2/22

Carpinteria Valley Historical Society Carpinteria Museum Marketplace 8:00 AM. Carpinteria Valley Museum of History, 956 Maple Ave., Carpinteria. Antiques & Vintage Market with over 70 vendors of antiques, collectibles, jewelry, furniture, books, plants, toys, clothing, decorative arts, household items and much more! Free admission for buyers. Selling space is $30.

2/28

Santa Barbara Historical Museum Noticias Fundraising Event 1:30 PM. Santa Babara Historical Museum. The Women’s Council of Sansum Clinic and the Santa Barbara Historical Museum cordially invite the community to a special release of NOTICIAS and presentation by Sansum Clinic physician Dr. Erno Daniel and historian Erin Graffy on A Legacy of Medical Innovation. There will be a special unveling of the bust of Dr. William David Sansum by the Burtness Family. Please RSVP by February 24.

Free. Contact, call 966-1601, email reception@sbhistorical.org, or visit sansumclinic.org

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Free admission. Contact David Griggs, call 684-3112, email david@carpinteriahistoricalmuseum.org, or visit carpinteriahistoricalmuseum.org.

2/22

Santa Barbara Botanic Garden Santa Barbara Beer Garden: A Tasting Tour 1 - 5 PM. 1212 Mission Canyon Rd. Savor a selection of distinctive beers selected to reflect the spirit (and taste) of some of our native California plant displays, while touring the Garden. This mini-festival of beer, curated by Cicero Zachary Rosen, and nature pairings and will include specialized tours, tasting notes, food stations, and a commemorative mug. Must be 21 or older.

$35 SBBG Members and $50 Non-members. Contact Nina Dunbar, call 682-4726 x102, email registrations@sbbg.org, or visit sbbg.org

2/22

March TBA

Bragg Health Institute Bragg FREE Health Lectures TBD. Bragg Health Institute presents: Bragg FREE Health Lectures. The mission of the Bragg Health Institute is to inspire and educate people of all ages to adopt a healthy lifestyle through optimal nutrition, exercise, positive attitudes and spiritual wellness. Dr. Patricia Bragg, Dr. John Westerdahl and leading health experts will discuss health, wellness and longevity topics along with nutrition and exercise demos.

Free. Contact Bragg Health Institute, call 968-1020, email development@bragghealthinstitute.org, or visit bragghealth.org

3/1

3/1

Visual Arts & Design Academy of Santa Barbara High School The VADA Draw 7:00 PM. Santa Barbara Art Foundry, 120 Santa Barbara St. A fundraiser for Santa Barbara High School’s Visual Arts & Design Academy. Over 100 community artists and celebrities are creating original works of art in support of the Visual Arts & Design Academy. Attendees will be included in a random drawing to determine the order of artwork choice (artist’s name to be revealed after selection). Artworks By: Billy Baldwin, Kris Buck, Daniel Barnett, Kit Boise-Cossart, Theresa Carter, Dan Chrynko, Tom DeWalt, David Diamant, Ellie Freudenstein, Diane Giles, Jeremy Harper, Sara Lytle, Laurie MacMillan, Judy Nienow, Warner Nienow, Marjorie Palonen, Chris Potter, Kimberly Pratt, Jeff Shelton, BJ Stapen VADA Students, Peter Worsley, and many more TBA …

$150 ticket includes: Entry for two, drink token, food/music, plus an original work of art. Contact Calico Brown, call 966-9101 x245, email vadasbhs@mac.com, or visit vadasbhs.org

3/1

Jodi House Brain Injury Support Center 2nd Annual Walk For Brain Injury 10:00 AM. Leadbetter Beach. This 1-mile walk or 5K run is a great opportunity to raise awareness about brain injury. Money raised will fund the Brain Injury Association of California and the Jodi House Brain Injury Support Center.

Contact Lia Manfredi, call 845-1074, email lia@jodihouse.org, or visit biacal.donordrive.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=donorDrive. event&eventID=567

3/3 - 3/7

Sansum Clinic Visiting Professor of Surgery Santa Barbara. Julie A. Freischlag, MD, FACS, will be Sansum Clinic’s Visiting Professor of Surgery for 2014. Dr. Freischlag is an astonishing, active academic, and we are honored that she has accepted our invitation to join us for Surgical Week, March 3-7; she will present a public lecture on March 6 discussing her thoughts and recommendations about “Leadership through Times of Change.” If you would like to support the Visiting Professor of Surgery education program, please contact Dru Hartley, Director of Philanthropy at Sansum Clinic.

Direct Relief and the Santa Barbara County Vintners’ Foundation The Santa Barbara Wine Auction 5:00 PM. The Bacara Resort & Spa, The Ballroom. Direct Relief and the Santa Barbara Vintners’ Foundation will host an evening of fine wines, delectable foods, and an auction brimming with lifestyle experiences and rare library wine lots. The gala features vintners whose talents and craftsmanship produce some of the finest wines in the world, celebrity chefs, wine collectors, and philanthropists. The event benefits Direct Relief’s work providing medical assistance to people in need locally, in the U.S., and around the world.

Free-$12. Contact Cindy Oliver, call 964-6114, email cao3cmom@cox.net, or visit standrewspreschoolsb.com

Contact Dru Hartley, call 681-7726, email dhartley@sansumclinic.org, or visit sansumclinic.org

$500 individual ticket. Contact Kelly Henderson, call 879-4948, email vintnersevent@directrelief.org, or visit sbwineauction.org/

3/1

3/6

2/22

Museum of Contemporary Art Santa Barbara (MCASB) Santa Barbara Million Dollar Home Raffle Early Bird Drawings 2:00 PM. Center Court of Paseo Nuevo. Beat the Early Bird Deadline and purchase your tickets by Thursday, February 6th, to be eligible for the February 22nd bonus prizes. MCASB is celebrating 10 years of giving away a home or $1 million in cash!

Tickets $150 each. Contact Sarah Brisendine, call 884-5900, email raffle@mcasantabarbara.org, or visit sbhomeraffle.com

2/22 - 2/23

Arts Mentorship Program AMP24 8 PM - 8 PM. Playback Recording Studio. WA Event Management & Consulting / Playback Recording Studio presents 24 DJS x 24 HOURS. One DJ every hour on the hour. #AMP24 Benefiting the Arts Mentorship Program and Santa Barbara Dance Arts. Twenty-four DJs coming together to support AMP and the Santa Barbara Dance Arts. Your ticket purchase and attendance will fund programs unique to AMP/SBDA including: youth scholarships, umbrella membership for 25 smaller organizations, community master classes and multiple performance opportunities.

$55 - $90. Contact Warner Anderson, call 451-1941, email warneranderson@gmail.com, or visit amp24live.com

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St. Andrews Preschool Family Festival and Silent Auction 11:00 AM. St. Andrews Presbyterian Church, 4575 Auhay Dr. The family festival and silent auction support an independent parent co-op celebrating its 45th year of serving Santa Barbara children and families. Festival includes music, games, bouncing houses, an area for small children, and extensive silent auction. Lunch made and served by the local Kiwanis International Club.

BISHOP DIEGO HIGH SCHOOL 2014 Gala Dinner & Auction 5:30 PM. 4000 La Colina Rd. We begin with cocktails, hors d’oeuvres and the silent auction at 5:00 pm, move on to the live auction at 7:30, followed by dinner and our Adopt-A-Student paddle raise. This event is Bishop’s largest fundraiser of the year and brings in monies vital to the Adopt-A-Student program, which provides tuition assistance to student families in need.

$185. Contact Stacey Carr, call 967-1266, email scarr@bishopdiego.org, or visit bishopdiego.ccsct.com/

3/1

The Oaks Parent-Child Workshop 34th Annual Auction Benefit 3:30 PM. 670 Mission Canyon Rd. The Oaks Parent-Child Workshop is hosting their 34th Annual Auction Benefit at the Rockwood Woman’s Club. Enjoy a fun night filled with wine, beer, delicious food, yummy desserts, and fantastic items to bid on.

$20 per person. Contact Eryn Hecker, call (512) 909-8995, email erynhecker@hotmail.com, or visit theoakspcw.org/

Santa Barbara Charter School Bright Futures Luncheon Noon. Cabrillo Arts Pavilion. The Bright Futures Luncheon is an annual fundraiser for the benefit of Santa Barbara Charter School. Join us for a delicious lunch and inspiring program highlighting the work of SBCS as a leader in alternative education. RSVP is kindly requested.

Free. Contact Lora Barnett, call 448-5432, email lbarnett@sbsdk12.org, or visit sbcharter.org

3/6

Jewish Federation of Greater Santa Barbara Santa Barbara Printmakers Association Exhibit 5:00 PM. Bronfman Family Jewish Community Center, 524 Chapala St. A juried show with printmakers who are dedicated to promoting and producing work that uses hand and press printing techniques for the purposes of artistic exploration and expression. These include etching, monotype, woodblock, collagraph, linocut, clay, lithography and digital programming. A portion of art sales benefits the programs of the JCC.

Free. Contact Nancy Friedland, call 957-1115 x114, email info@sbjf.org, or visit jewishsantabarbara.org/artatthejcc.aspx


3/7

Sansum Diabetes Research Institute Together We Triumph Noon. Fess Parker’s DoubleTree Resort. 2nd annual Together We Triumph Fundraising luncheon will raise funds for education, research and care for those living with diabetes. All proceeds benefit the organization’s programs and research.

Free. Contact Pamme Mickelson, call 682-7638 x246, email pmickelson@sansum.org, or visit sansum.org

3/8

CALM Auxiliary Celebrity Author’s Luncheon 10:00 AM. Fess Parker’s DoubleTree Resort. Hear from Celebrity Authors and enjoy a delicious lunch to benefit CALM (Child Abuse Listening Mediation). Guests will have the opportunity to buy books and meet the authors.

$150. Contact Lori Goodman, call 965-2376, email lgoodman@calm4kids.org, or visit calm4kids.org

3/8

The Waldorf School of Santa Barbara Journey Through The Seasons 6:30 PM. Santa Barbara Auto Group. Journey Through The Seasons — Celebrating 30 Years of Waldorf Education in Santa Barbara will delight the senses with each season of the year being represented in the decor, food and music. Come celebrate 30 years as we honor the founding families, longtime faculty members and volunteers of Waldorf Santa Barbara. Well-known auctioneer David Sobon will be on hand to auction off an exotic trip to Africa, a penthouse suite stay at Bacara Resort, a Kennedy Space Center trip, and much more.

$125. Contact Sarah Lurie, call 967-6656, email Sarah@waldorfsantabarbara.org, or visit waldorfsantabarbara.org

3/8

Multimedia Arts and Design (MAD) Academy, SBHS 2014 Spring GALA 6:00 PM. QAD, 100 Innovation Place, Summerland, CA 93108. Second annual MAD Academy fundraising GALA to raise money for equipment in new MAD facility at Santa Barbara High School. Dinner and Dancing — catered by Olio e Limone. Last year’s event was sold out!

$100. Contact Nancy Kogevinas, call 450-6233, email nancy@kogevinas.com, or visit madacad.com

3/8

International Women’s Festivals Women’s Festival 8:30 AM. Earl Warren Showgrounds. In celebration of International Women’s Day and Women’s History Month, a full day of educational, interactive, multicultural and entertaining activities focusing on critical areas of women’s lives: Personal, Professional, Philanthropic and Planet. The Women’s Festival offers a full program of presentations, roundtable discussions, entertainment, and Exhibitors geared toward promoting self-empowerment of women of all ages. It is a Sponsored Project of the NAWBO-CA Education Fund and benefits its nonprofit partners, NAWBO, Girls Inc., and SCORE.

$35. Contact Janis Johnson, call 689-6656, email janishoppy@cox.net, or visit womensfestivals.org

3/8

All Saint’s-By-The-Sea Pre-School Hôtel Costes Gala 6:00 PM. Coral Casino. Date night in Paris! Well not exactly, but the next best thing is the très chic Hôtel Costes gala. An annual benefit for All Saint’s-by-the-Sea Pre-School, this year the Coral Casino will be transformed into the opulent Hôtel Costes, a Parisian hotel famed for its music and nightlife. “Think French castle with a side of disco ball,” say event co-chairs Gianna Colombo and Talina Hermann of the evening, which includes a cocktail hour with silent auction, dinner with live auction, and dancing to the musical stylings of DJ Fab, himself a French import. Dress is fierce: black, maroon, lace & animal prints. Roar! The gala is open to all All Saints Families, past, present, and incoming. It’s a parent’s party!

$150. Contact Talina (310-804-9160) or Gianna (895-8842), email giannam@hotmail.com.

3/8

Catholic Charities of Santa Barbara County

Laguna Blanca School Annual Gala and Auction 5:30 PM. Bacara Resort & Spa. This year’s theme is based on the Jules Verne classic novel Around the World in Eighty Days. The Santa Barbara community is invited to join Laguna Blanca for a spectacular evening that will benefit the innovative programs and outstanding instruction at Laguna Blanca, ensuring the best possible learning experience for its students.

Thank You to all who have made our 2013 year-end match appeal a tremendous success. With your timely support, gifts and benefactors match, our Silent Angels collectively enable us to direct these funds exclusively to sustain our mission to prevent hunger and homelessness happening throughout the County.

$225. Contact Delene Bliss, call 687-1752, email dbliss@lagunablanca.org, or visit lagunablanca.org

3/9

Santa Barbara Hillel Hall of Fame 10:30 AM. Santa Barbara Hillel, 781 Embarcadero Del Mar, Isla Vista. Santa Barbara Hillel is pleased to honor Sue & J.W. Colin, Mara Vishniac Kohn & Walter Kohn, and Zoë & Danny Corwin at our 11th Annual Santa Barbara Hillel Hall of Fame celebration. Sue & J.W. Colin and Mara Vishniac Kohn & Walter Kohn will be inducted into the Hall of Fame, and Zoë & Danny Corwin will receive our Alumni Achievement Award. Please contact us for information about placing a tribute in our journal to honor our honorees and/or to purchase tickets to the event.

Silent Angel DOLLAR FOR DOLLAR MATCH CAMPAIGN

Tickets are $100 each, Tributes are at different levels. Contact Jillian Juni, call 968-1280 x21, email development@santabarbarahillel.org, or visit santabarbara.hillel.org/home

Please know that your donation has been matched dollar-for-dollar and will remain in your designated local community to assure that those families most in need will receive our help.

3/9

Jewish Federation of Greater Santa Barbara Family Purim Party 2:00 PM. Bronfman Family Jewish Community Center, 524 Chapala St. Costumes, colorful mask decorating, noisy grogger creations, yummy food, and prize drawings!

Free. Contact Holly Chadwin, call 957-1115 x109, email hchadwin@sbjf.org, or visit jewishsantabarbara.org/children-family.aspx

3/9

Center of the Heart Freddie Weber “Being Here Now” 1:00 PM. 487 N. Turnpike Rd. This musical comedy concert “Being Here Now” by Freddie Weber is an original one-woman show based upon her spiritual work with Eckhart Tolle and “The Power of Now” and “A New Earth.” Benefit proceeds support Center of the Heart and help children’s organizations in Santa Barbara.

$15. Contact Roxy Angel, call 964-4861, email info@centeroftheheart.com, or visit centeroftheheart.com

3/12

Girls Rock Santa Barbara! “Rock the House” Winter Showcase 6:00 PM. SOhO Restaurant & Music Club. Several bands from Girls Rock SB!’s winter after-school session give all they’ve got, on stage for the first time! With special guests Jamey Geston, Adele Shraiman, and “Brandi Rose” Lentini, this evening of young female rockers will blow your socks off and help out one of the coolest causes in Santa Barbara.

$10. Contact Jen Baron, call 861-8128, email girlsrocksb@gmail.com, or visit girlsrocksb.org

3/15

3/15

Santa Barbara Maritime Museum Harbor Tasting and Treasures 6:00 PM. 113 Harbor Wy. Harbor Tasting and Treasures is Santa Barbara Maritime Museum’s annual fundraiser. We will be featuring sample tastings from the finest purveyors of wine, beer, spirits, and local gourmet cuisine as well as a silent & live auction. Proceeds from the fundraiser will help support the Maritime Museum’s educational and curatorial programs. Museum exhibits and educational programs all work to accomplish our mission to preserve and celebrate the maritime heritage of the California Coast and present it to the public in an interesting and exciting way.

$100. Contact Lis Perry, call 962-8404, email development@sbmm.org, or visit sbmm.org

3/15

Cancer Center of Santa Barbara with Sansum Clinic 14th Annual Barbara Ireland Walk for Breast Cancer Research 8:00 AM. Chase Palm Park. Join Barbara Ireland, her family, and the Cancer Center of Santa Barbara with Sansum Clinic in your choice of a 5K, 10K, and 15K, all along Santa Barbara’s Beautiful waterfront. 100% of the proceeds benefit local breast cancer research at the Cancer Center.

Garden St Academy Rock of Ages 5:30 PM. 2300 Garden St. Garden St Academy’s 2014 Auction: Bust out your air guitar and let’s rock.

$50. Contact Stephanie Carlyle, call 898-2116 , email stephanie@ccsb.org, or visit ccsb.org/irelandwalk2014

$85/person. Contact Erin Muslera, call 687-3717, email emuslera@gardenStacademy.org, or visit gardenStacademy.org

3/16

Anacapa School Annual Auction 12:30 - 4 PM. 814 Santa Barbara St. Lunch, Silent and Live Auction to benefit Anacapa School.

$20-$50. Contact Sheryn Sears, call 965-0228, email anacapa@anacapaschool.org, or visit anacapaschool.org

3/16

Fonkoze of Santa Barbara Night for Haiti 5 - 7:30 PM. Trinity Episcopal Church, 1500 State St. Irish Night for Haiti offers a delightful traditional Irish Family event: dinner with Irish Stew (vegetarian option), soda bread, salad, drinks, wine, dessert; entertainment with Irish dancing and singing and a video of the Haitian women we serve; and a raffle. Fonkoze Santa Barbara funded a micro credit bank in rural Jean Rabel, Haiti, for 1,000 women. Each $25 raised at Irish Night provides one woman borrower a 64-hour class session in literacy, health, or business skills to support her small business in 2014.

$40 adult, $10 children under 10. Contact Maureen Earls, email maureenearls00@gmail.com, or visit fonkoze.org

03/19

Shared Crossing Research Initiative The Shared Death Experience: Profound Evidence of the Afterlife 5 – 8 PM. Trinity Episcopal Church, 1500 State St. An inspirational evening with Dr. Raymond Moody, NY Times best-selling author of Life After Life and Glimpses of Eternity. Event includes an intimate conversation with Dr. Moody and a public lecture.

$25 (public lecture) $75 (intimate conversation). Email info@sharedcrossing.com, or visit Sharedcrossing.com

3/22

Museum of Contemporary Art Santa Barbara (MCASB) Santa Barbara Million Dollar Home Raffle Bonus Drawings 2:00 PM. Paseo Nuevo. Beat the Bonus Deadline and purchase your tickets by Thursday, March 6th to be eligible for the March 22nd bonus prizes. Support MCASB, PEP, SBLA, Teacher’s Fund, Surf Happens Foundation, and Summer Solstice Celebration with your ticket purchase.

Tickets $150 each. Contact Sarah Brisendine, call 884-5900, email raffle@mcasantabarbara.org, or visit sbhomeraffle.com Santa Barbara Independent – 2014 Calendar of fundraisers – Page 3


3/22

Page Youth Center The Great Gatsby Gala 5:30 PM. 4540 Hollister Ave. Join the Page Youth Center in roaring back to the ’20s era of The Great Gatsby. Enjoy the band, Area 51 and an evening of fun, food, and dancing as you help support our local youth with the live and silent auctions! Tickets and Sponsorships are available.

$125 per couple, $67 single. Contact Wana Dowell, call 967-8778, email wana@pageyouthcenter.org, or visit pageyouthcenter.org

3/22

Girls Rock Santa Barbara! Push: An Evening of Music & Dance 6:00 PM. Marjorie Luke Theatre. Please join us for a jaw-dropping, show-stopping evening filled with music, dance, plus a wonderful silent auction. All proceeds benefit Girls Rock SB!, a local organization that builds girls’ self-esteem through music creation.

$35 for adults, $20 for children 12 and under. Contact Jen Baron, call 861-8128, email girlsrocksb@gmail.com, or visit girlsrocksb.org

3/22

YStrive for Youth SpringRaiser 11:00 AM. 912 E. Cota St. This is a springtime celebration to raise funds for school supplies that will be donated to youth in our nearby schools. We ask that you bring an inexpensive unwrapped toy, gift card, or discount coupon to be raffled off during the event. We will have games, music, and entertainment for all ages and free hot dogs for children under 10 years of age. Please come and help us celebrate Spring in Santa Barbara. This event is planned, hosted, and performed by youth.

Free. Contact Amanda, call 576-7627, email info@ystrive.org, or visit ystrive.org

3/23

People Helping People A-RU Vino De Sueños Wine Dinner 5:00 PM. A-RU Japanese Restaurant, 225 McMurray Rd., Buellton. This annual event features a six-course gourmet dinner designed by Chef Jina Bae for the true connoisseur of Asian cuisine. Each course is specifically prepared to be paired with a wine specially selected from People Helping People’s Vino de Sueños collection. The Vino de Sueños wines are produced and donated by local premium wineries, specially labeled with reproductions of donated original art works, and sold by PHP to raise funds for services to vineyard and farm workers.

$125. Contact Fahim S. Farag, call 686-0295, email fahim@syvphp.org, or visit vinodesuenos.com

3/26

Foodbank of Santa Barbara County Lompoc Empty Bowls 11:30 AM. Dick DeWees Community Center, 1120 W. Ocean Ave., Lompoc. Attendees choose a beautiful handmade bowl; enjoy a simple meal of soup, bread, and water; and then take the bowl home as a reminder of hunger-related issues in our communities.

$20 (tickets available in February). Contact Judith Monte, call 937-3422 x106, email jmonte@foodbanksbc.org, or visit foodbanksbc.org/events-emptybowls-lompoc.html

3/29

Carpinteria Valley Historical Society Carpinteria Museum Marketplace 8:00 AM. Carpinteria Valley Museum of History, 956 Maple Ave., Carpinteria. Antiques & Vintage Market with over 70 vendors of antiques, collectibles, jewelry, furniture, books, plants, toys, clothing, decorative arts, household items, and much more! Free admission for buyers. Selling space is $30.

Free admission. Contact David Griggs, call 684-3112, email david@carpinteriahistoricalmuseum.org , or visit carpinteriahistoricalmuseum.org

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4/2

Donations accepted. Contact Roxy Angel, call 964-4861, email info@centeroftheheart.com, or visit centeroftheheart.com

$4-$10. Contact Mike Witt, call 957-1115 x107, email mwitt@sbjf.org, or visit jewishsantabarbara.org/comedy-night.aspx

Center of the Heart Spring Rummage Sale 8:00 AM. 487 N. Turnpike Rd. The Center will hold its Spring Rummage sale to help raise funds for building repair and to raise money for local charities. Donations and volunteers welcomed. Great community-building opportunity to do good for charity while doing spiritual practice of releasing old stuff!

Jewish Federation of Greater Santa Barbara Pass Out Laughing Passover Comedy Night 6:00 PM. Bronfman Family Jewish Community Center, 524 Chapala St. Comedians from L.A., you’ve seen them on TV! Plus local talent. A great event for all ages! Bring your family and friends. Yummy food & drinks provided for your smiling face.

4/3

april April TBA

Santa Barbara Botanic Garden Spring Plant Sale 10 AM - 5 PM. 1212 Mission Canyon Rd. Join us as our Courtyard is transformed into a botanical wonderland stocked with fascinating plants from growers across the state, and many grown right here at the Santa Barbara Botanic Garden. This is the largest native plant sale between L.A. and San Francisco and offers over 5,000 plants in more than 450 species. Garden staff and volunteers are always available to provide expert planting advice.

Free to shop. Contact Bruce Reed, call 682-4726, email breed@sbbg.org, or visit sbbg.org

CALM Ladies Get Loud for CALM 5:00 PM. Santa Maria Country Club. Raise your voice for children at Ladies Get Loud for CALM. Enjoy cocktails and dinner served by “celebrity” male waiters.

$40. Contact Sandra Fuhring, call 614-9160, email sfuhring@calm4kids.org, or visit calm4kids.org

4/4

Santa Barbara Museum of Art Atelier: Moons, Mapping, Memory, and Fantastic Machines 5:30 PM. 1130 State St. Now in its sixth season, Atelier offers 200-400 discerning guests events that are uniquely themed and inspired by the Santa Barbara Museum of Art’s exhibitions or permanent collection, highlighted by performance, dance, and music, and specialty hors d’oeuvres and cocktails. In April’s event, SBMA covers the micro and macro and everything in between in this evening exploration of mock-logical systems, ghost-catching contraptions, musical plants, and lunar limericks. Draw, design, build, and imagine at this spring evening Star Party inspired by the exhibitions “Alice Aycock Drawings: Some Stories Are Worth Repeating,” “Michelle Stuart: Drawn from Nature,” and “Heavenly Bodies.”

$25 SBMA members/$40 non-members. Contact Katrina Carl, call 884-6430, email kcarl@sbma.net, or visit sbma.net/atelier


4/4

SBCC Foundation Show Us Your Love Campaign for Student Success 5:00 PM. SBCC Sports Pavilion. The “Show Us Your Love” Campaign for Student Success Kick-Off Party is something you won’t want to miss! This year’s theme is Vaquero Square, and it will transform SBCC’s Sports Pavilion into a festive plaza full of great food, music, club & program booths, opportunities to meet SBCC Faculty, students, Alumni, and community members. The event marks the start of an eight-week volunteer-driven campaign to raise funds for critical SBCC programs and student support—so that all Santa Barbara County residents who want to attend college can, despite their income.

Free. Contact Dawn Sanchez, call 730-4401, email sanchezd@sbccfoundation.org, or visit showusyourlove.org

4/5

Santa Barbara Channelkeeper 14th Annual Blue Water Ball 5:00 PM. Montecito Country Club. The 14th annual Blue Water Ball will raise funds for Channelkeeper’s work to protect and restore the Santa Barbara Channel and its watersheds. The benefit includes an extensive silent auction, live music, fine food, and local wines, with inspiring presentations by local environmental leaders. If you care about clean water, this is the event for you

4/5

Lobero Theatre Associates The Golden Age of Hollywood Gala 6:00 PM. Coral Casino. The Lobero Theatre Associates Present “The Golden Age of Hollywood Gala,” a fundraiser to benefit the Lobero Theatre Foundation.

$225 individual tickets, sponsorships are available. Contact Jessica Simon, call 966-4946, email jsimon@lobero.com

4/6

CASA of SB County CASA by the Sea Bacara Resort & Spa. Ashley Rhodes-Courter, New York Times best-selling author of Three Little Words, will be the featured guest speaker.

Contact David Sigman, call 845-5984 x5984, email david@sbcasa.org, or visit sbcasa.org

4/6

The CAMA Women’s Board A Class Act 4:00 PM. Wine Cask Restaurant. This event will highlight the talents of young local musicians while supporting CAMA’s performances by world-class orchestras and artists. Join us for quality wine, delicious hors d’oeuvres, fine music, and a live auction.

$175. Contact Morgan Coffey, Development Director, call 563-3377 x2, email morgan@sbck.org, or visit sbck.org

$125. Contact Ellen Parton, call 682-3020, email emparton@juno.com, or visit camasb.org

4/5

4/6

Center for Successful Aging Seniors Have Talent 2:00 PM. Marjorie Luke Theatre. Seniors Have Talent is a 2-hour variety show featuring more than 70 singers, dancers, and musicians all aged 50 and over, and is a perfect example of a mission-driven benefit. The event is a true reflection of the work and values of the Center for Successful Aging, which promotes the physical, spiritual, mental, and emotional health of seniors and their families. Last year’s show played to a sold-out audience, and this year’s event, directed once again by local theater pro Rod Lathim, promises to feature a diverse cross-section of homegrown talent, providing great entertainment while revising stereotypical opinions of today’s seniors.

$20 for adults, $10 for children. Contact La Shon Kelley, call 680-4504, email lashon@netpipeline.net, or visit seniors-have-talent.org

4/5

Notre Dame School 2014 Auction & Gala 5:00 PM. Bacara Resort & Spa. Please come and help support our local Santa Barbara children.

Hearts Therapeutic Equestrian Center Hearts Horse Show 9:00 AM. Hearts Therapeutic Equestrian Center, 4420 Calle Real. Come to a Family-Style Horse Show for all ages. The Show features Riding Demonstrations, country western music, a BBQ lunch, and amazing deals on tack and horserelated gift items. Enjoy a day of fun while learning about Therapeutic Horsemanship for children and adults with Special needs.

Free. Contact Devon Sachey, call 964-1519, email Devon@Heartsriding.org, or visit HeartsRiding.org

4/8

Jewish Federation of Greater Santa Barbara Women’s Philanthropy Luncheon 11:30 AM. Four Seasons The Biltmore. 29th annual women’s event honors local Women of Valor, women who have set an example and provide leadership and motivation to others in our mission of providing “tzedaka” (charity) and “tikkun olam” (healing the world). A celebrated speaker provides inspiration as well.

$150. Contact Notre Dame School, call 965-1033, email srjudy@notredamesb.org, or visit notredamesb.org

Couvert TBD, Participants are asked to contribute a minimum donation of $365 to The Federation’s annual Campaign. Contact Jilli Spear, call 957-1115 x107, email jspear@sbjf.org, or visit jewishsantabarbara.org/Womens-Division.aspx

4/5

4/9

Art From Scrap What Will They Create? Fundraiser and Assemblage Event 5:30 PM. Art From Scrap, 302 E. Cota. “What Will They Create? Mischief!” marks the return of Art From Scrap’s Annual Assemblage Show. On April 5, 5:309:30 pm, join us for an Assemblage Celebration and Closing Night Party. The evening’s festivities include a Silent Art Auction, music, food, festivities, and lots of creative fun!

The Granada Theatre 90th Anniversary: The Midtown Men 8:00 PM. The Granada Theatre. This special concert will feature The Midtown Men, the original stars of the Broadway show The Jersey Boys, and will honor the iconic theater’s remarkable history in Santa Barbara. The Granada Theatre is pleased to welcome Santa Barbara and beyond to this exciting free community event, sponsored by Montecito Bank & Trust.

$10. Contact Mary Price, call 884-0459, email Mary@ExploreEcology.org, or visit ArtFromScrap.org

$33-$83. Contact Granada Theatre Box Office, call 899-2222, email boxoffice@granadasb.org, or visit granadasb.org

4/5

4/10

Lobero Theatre Associates Hats Off Gala Coral Casino. After many years of hosting the annual Hats Off Luncheon to benefit the Lobero Theatre Foundation, the Lobero Theatre Associates are excited to announce that this year’s benefit will be a Dinner/Dance Gala. The Lobero Theatre recently re-opened its doors following an extensive renovation resulting in a “refreshed” and improved theatre, so we are celebrating! Join us!

Girls Inc. of Greater Santa Barbara One Hundred Committee Luncheon 11:00 AM. Villa Sevillano Estate, Carpinteria. Honored Speaker: Christina Binkley, the Wall St Journal’s fashion and style columnist, frequent on-air commentator, and author of the New York Times best seller Winner Takes All.

Contact Shannon Kelly, call 963-4757 x19, email skelly@girlsincsb.org, or visit girlsincsb.org

4/12

Festivals 4 a Cause, Inc. Brews at the Beach 11 AM - 3:30 PM. Chase Palm Park. The second annual Brews at the Beach, a craft beer festival. Proceeds support CALM (Child Abuse Listening Mediation), a local non-profit dedicated to preventing child abuse throughout Santa Barbara County and to healing children and families who have experienced abuse, violence, or neglect.

TBD. Contact Will Powers, call 455-9581, email will@festivals4cause.org, or visit festivals4cause.org/

4/12

Santa Barbara Education Foundation HOPE Awards 6:00 PM. The Santa Barbara Education Foundation’s HOPE Awards annually honor those who are champions of public education in our community. This year we will be honoring Jon Clark, President of the J.S. Bower Foundation and Annette Cordero, Professor, SBCC and former Trustee, Santa Barbara Board of Education. Rob Reich, CoDirector of the Center on Philanthropy and Civil Society and the Director of the Program in Ethics in Society at Stanford University will be the keynote speaker.

$125. Contact Margie Yahyavi, call 284-9125, email margie@santabarbaraeducation.org , or visit SantaBarbaraEducation.org

4/12

Pacific Pride Foundation Royal Ball 7:00 PM. Bacara Resort & Spa. Pacific Pride Foundation’s Royal Ball celebrates our diverse community as we come together for a memorable evening in support of the HIV/AIDS and LGBT communities.

Contact Jason Patton, call 963-3636 x103, email jason@pacificpridefoundation.org , or visit ppfroyalball.com

4/12

4/13

Santa Barbara Botanic Garden Cultivating the Wild: Native Gardens Home Tour 9 AM and 1 PM. 1212 Mission Canyon Rd. Experience the beauty and innovative design touring five private estate gardens in Montecito and the Riviera that prominently feature native plants. This docent-led bus and walking tour kicks off California Native Plant Week and promotes awareness of the beauty and versatility of gardening with natives. Morning and afternoon tours include parking, transportation, and light refreshments.

$65 for SBBG members and $75 for non-members. Contact Frédérique Lavoipierre, call 682-4726 x102, email registrations@sbbg.org, or visit sbbg.org

4/13

Pacific Pride Foundation Sunday Gospel Brunch 10:00 AM. Bacara Resort & Spa. Get ready for the best gospel choir this side of the Mississippi. Guests will be served an amazing Southern brunch, with some very impressive “Southern belles” in attendance and the most epic, fully loaded Bloody Marys you have ever laid eyes on!

Contact Jason Patton, call 963-3636 x103, email jason@pacificpridefoundation.org , or visit ppfroyalball.com

4/13

Center of the Heart Jennifer Russell - SOULEBRATION 10:30 AM. 487 N. Turnpike Rd. Jennifer Russell and Michael Gayle, singer/composers, perform a devotional program called SOULEBRATION at the Center. Back by popular demand, this composer team perform original, enchanting music to help create more peace in the world. All are invited to participate in music, chanting, prayer, and meditation in this nondenominational service.

Free. Contact Rev. Maryum Morse, call 964-4861, email info@centeroftheheart.com, or visit centeroftheheart.com

Los Padres ForestWatch Ojai Wild! 2:30 PM. Diamond Hitch Camp - The Thacher School. A creekside benefit event for Los Padres ForestWatch celebrating local conservation and the protection of the wildlife, wild lands, and recreational opportunities throughout the Los Padres National Forest. The afternoon features live music, a gourment BBQ, local beers and wine, and an exciting silent and live auction. Great for the entire family and open to the public.

4/13

$80 adult, $20 children under 14. Contact Diane Devine, call 617-4610, email diane@LPFW.org, or visit ojaiwild.org

Free. Contact Chris Slaughter, call 928-8414, email chris@smvdiscoverymuseum.org, or visit smvdiscoverymuseum.org

4/12 - 4/13

4/17

American Cancer Society Relay for Life Santa Barbara 9 AM - 9 AM. Bishop Diego High School. Relay for Life is an organized, family-friendly, 24-hour community fundraising walk where teams of people camp out around a track. Members of each team take turns walking around the track while food, games, and activities provide entertainment and build camaraderie. Join us in fighting back against cancer!

Donation-based. Contact Leilani Schlick, call 963-1577, email RelayforLifeofSantaBarbara@gmail.com, or visit tinyurl.com/rflsb2014

4/13

National Association of Watch & Clock Collectors - Ventura/ Santa Barbara Chapter 190 Seaside Antique Clock, Watch & Jewelry Show 9:30 AM. Ventura County Fairgrounds at Seaside Park, Santa Rosa Hall. Open to the public! Hundreds of antique clocks and watches along with antique and vintage jewelry will be on display and for sale. Free evaluation of a clock or watch will be offered, and there will be many great door prizes.

$10. Contact Ralph Napolitano, call 509-2530, email ralphnapolitano@hotmail.com, or visit nawcc-chap190.com

Santa Maria Valley Discovery Museum Family Kite Festival 11 AM - 3 PM. Rotary Centennial Park, Santa Maria. Over 2,000 young people and their families will descend on Santa Maria’s Rotary Centennial Park for the 5th anniversary of the Santa Maria Valley Discovery Museum Family Kite Festival. Demonstrations by professional kite fliers, kite making, kite flying contests, food, and music. Sponsorships available.

The Foundation Roundtable, with support from the Corporate Philanthropy Roundtable Partnership for Excellence Conference 9:00 AM. Fess Parker’s DoubleTree Resort. This year’s conference, titled Co-Creating Our Future: Impacts & Evaluations that Matter, will feature keynote speaker Manuel Pastor.

$95. Contact The Foundation Roundtable, call 692-2020, email foundationroundtable@sbfoundation.org, or visit sbfoundation.org/PFE

4/18 - 4/19

SCAPE, Save Naples & Gaviota Coastal Conservancy Visions of the Gaviota Coast 1 - 8 PM Friday and 10 - 5 PM Saturday. Bacara Resort & Spa. Second Annual show devoted to Gaviota & Naples coastline. SCAPE artists & Woolpert will donate 40% of all sales to benefit the Naples Coalition and Gaviota Coast Conservancy. All art will focus on the pristine coastline. Gorgeous photography by Reeve Woolpert, who specializes in the Gaviota landscape.

Free. Contact Mo McFadden, call 689-5053, email mcmpr101@gmail.com, or visit s-c-a-p-e.org and thegaviotacoast.com

Contact Jessica Simon, call 966-4946 x607, email jsimon@lobero.com Santa Barbara Independent – 2014 Calendar of fundraisers – Page 5


4/26

Carpinteria Beautiful Home & Garden Tour 11:00 AM - 5 PM. Carpinteria. The 17th annual Carpinteria Home and Garden tour features the unique interiors, exteriors, and landscaping of several Carpinteria homes. Come experience a slice of Carpinteria small-town charm with complementary lemonade and cookies served. Tickets, including a map and home descriptions, can be obtained through the website or at selected Carpinteria merchant locations.

$30. Contact Donnie Nair, call 684-9328, email carpsally@gmail.com, or visit carpinteriabeautiful.org

4/26

Santa Ynez Valley Education Foundation Venetian Masquerade Ball 5:30 PM. 1825 Alamo Pintado Rd., Solvang. Time travel back to Leonardo da Vinci’s Venice to indulge in a “Venetian Carnival Evening” filled with enchantment, mystery, and revelry. Masked guests will enjoy sophisticated, elegant, and provocative live performers, live music, a lavish dinner, a well-curated and unique silent auction in the theme of the event, as well as an exciting and enticing live auction. Proceeds benefit the Santa Ynez Valley Charter School.

$50. Contact Michaela Laza, call 686-7360, email mlaza@syvcs.org, or visit syvcs.org/events and facebook.com/syvef/events

4/26

Museum of Contemporary Art Santa Barbara (MCASB) Santa Barbara Million Dollar Home Raffle Grand Prize Drawings 2:00 PM. Paseo Nuevo. Additional bonus prizes awarded and one lucky winner will be picked for a choice of a Santa Barbara home, Malibu home, or $1 million cash! Come celebrate with us and support MCASB, PEP, SBLA, Teacher’s Fund, Surf Happens Foundation, and Summer Solstice Celebration.

Tickets $150 each. Contact Sarah Brisendine, call 884-5900, email raffle@mcasantabarbara.org, or visit sbhomeraffle.com

4/25

Special Oympics Special Olympics School Games 9:00 AM. SBCC La Playa Stadium/Track. Be a Fan of Special Olympics and volunteer to support the Track and Field School Games for children in special education classes. Be a Fan in the stands and cheer for the running, walking, and wheelchair athletes.

Free. Contact Michelle Duke, call 884-1516, email mduke@sosc.org, or visit sosc.org/santabarbara

4/25

Special Olympics Santa Barbara Breakfast with Champions 8:15 AM. SBCC John Dunn Dining Room. The community is invited to this invitational breakfast in support of the School Games. Learn about Special Olympics and our countywide School Partnership. Cheer children in Special Education classes competing at SBCC track after the breakfast.

Donation. Contact Michelle Duke, call 884-1516, email mduke@sosc.org, or visit sosc.org/santabarbara

4/26

Montessori Center School 2014 Auction and Gala 5:00 PM. Bacara Resort & Spa. Join us for our annual bash! Our California Dreamin’ theme has limitless options. Silent and live auction with hors d’oeuvres and cocktails followed by buffet dinner and show.

$165. Contact Garrett Durand, call 683-9383, email g.durand@mcssb.org , or visit mcssb.org

4/26

Arthritis Foundation Walk to Cure Arthritis: Santa Barbara 8:00 AM. Santa Barbara City College. Join over 500 members of our community as we enjoy a family friendly walk (1-mile or 3-mile option) plus food, festivities, kids fun all on the beautiful SBCC campus!

Contact Asher Garfinkel, call 563-4685, email agarfinkel@arthritis.org

4/26

Santa Barbara Museum of Art Women’s Board Off the Wall 6:00 PM. Ridley-Tree Education Center at McCormick House, 1600 Santa Barbara St. Presented by the Women’s Board of the Santa Barbara Museum of Art, OFF THE WALL is an art raffle where tickets are drawn at random, works are selected, and in the end every ticket holder goes home with a work of art donated by local artists. The evening opens with a short live auction for the first, second, and third pick.

$350/ticket, admits two people. Contact Karen Kawaguchi, call 884-6428, email kkawaguchi@sbma.net, or visit sbmawb.org

4/26

Santa Barbara Museum of Art Women’s Board Off the Wall 5:30 PM. Ridley-Tree Education Center at McCormick House, 1600 Santa Barbara St. With fanfare and fun, the Santa Barbara Museum of Art Women’s Board will once again host its popular OFF THE WALL fundraising event, featuring the donated work of over 100 local and regional artists. Each $350 ticket admits two people to the event and entitles the ticket holder(s) to one work of art. All proceeds support SBMA acquisitions, exhibitions, and education programs.

$350. Contact Karen Kawaguchi, call 884-6428, email kkawaguchi@sbma.net, or visit sbmawb.org

4/26

Carpinteria Valley Historical Society Carpinteria Museum Marketplace 8:00 AM. Carpinteria Valley Museum of History, 956 Maple Ave., Carpinteria. Antiques & Vintage Market with over 70 vendors of antiques, collectibles, jewelry, furniture, books, plants, toys, clothing, decorative arts, household items and much more! Free admission for buyers. Selling space is $30.

Free admission. Contact David Griggs, call 684-3112, email david@carpinteriahistoricalmuseum.org , or visit carpinteriahistoricalmuseum.org.

Santa Barbara Independent – 2014 Calendar of fundraisers – Page 6

4/27

Wildling Museum Annual Spring BBQ 3:00 PM. A Santa Barbara County Historic Ranch. The Wildling’s annual spring event; delicious barbecue, live music, and fun on a historic ranch property.

$85. Contact Jessica McLoughlin, call 686-8315, email jessica@wildlingmuseum.org, or visit wildlingmuseum.org/bbq2014

4/27

Junior League of Santa Barbara Prohibition at the Polo Field Noon. Santa Barbara Polo Fields. The Junior League of Santa Barbara hosts an afternoon Garden Party at the picturesque polo fields for all generations. Complete with cigar bar, Tea Tent, lawn games, and whiskey tasting, you are sure to feel the atmosphere of the ’30s. Don your best party attire, and join us for this very special and unique event benefiting youth literacy.

may May TBA

Jewish Federation of Greater Santa Barbara Young Adult Division (YAD) Feed the Funk! TBD. Live music, food & drink, silent auction, prize drawing. Ages 21-45.

TBD. Contact Jilli Spear, call 957-1115 x107, email jspear@sbjf.org, or visit jewishsantabarbara.org/YAD.aspx

May TBA

Santa Barbara Culinary Arts Cookbook Launch School of Culinary Arts & Hotel Management at SBCC. The recipes of nearly 70 Santa Barbara restaurants, caterers, and food purveyors are presented in this cookbook of Santa Barbara County cuisine. Presented by the nonprofit Santa Barbara Culinary Arts, proceeds benefit their endowment of the Scholarship in Honor of Julia Child for culinary students. Nibble samples from top Santa Barbara chefs and tour the School of Culinary Arts & Hotel Management at SBCC.

Contact Tama Takahashi, call 302-0565, email santabarbaraculinaryarts@yahoo.com, or visit santabarbaraculinaryarts.com

5/1

Teddy Bear Cancer Foundation Saks & The City VII 6 - 10 PM. Saks Fifth Avenue, 1001 State St., Santa Barbara A remarkable event where the Santa Barbara community comes together and raises much needed funds for an imperative cause – children with cancer. This much anticipated annual event offers up a special night to go out and be spoiled with mini-makeovers from Saks Fifth Avenue artists, massages from Santa Barbara’s finest masseuses, delectable hors d’oeuvres from local restaurants, signature cocktails, beer and tequila tasting, casino, music, and a one-of-a kind live auction, raffle and on-line auction; all while shopping for the latest must have designer brands!

$150 and $275 couple prior to event, sponsorship opportunities available. Call 962-7466, email info@teddybearcancerfoundation. org, or visit teddybearcancerfoundation.org

5/1

Transition House The 17th Annual Mad Hatter Luncheon 11:00 AM. Bacara Resort & Spa. Join us for the 17th annual Mad Hatter Luncheon “Anchors Away.” Entertainment will feature a fabulous fashion show by Lana Marme Final Apparel and Footwear, and we’ll be offering a CRUISE as our grand prize! Enjoy this event while supporting the needs of Transition House, a very special organization in Santa Barbara which provides worthwhile and effective services to homeless families with children in our community.

$70-$150. Contact Amy Clemens, call 963-2704, email prohibitionatthepolofield@gmail.com, or visit jlsantabarbara.org

$125 per ticket. Contact Missy Sheldon, call 683-2435, email hrecmissy@aol.com, or visit transitionhouse.com

4/27

5/2

PARC Foundation 2nd Annual Magic on the Urban Wine Trail 3 - 6 PM. Carrillo Recreation Center Ballroom. A fun-filled afternoon of wine tasting and magic featuring wineries from Santa Barbara’s Urban Wine Trail and the “magic” of award-winning magician Mark Collier and friends! Enjoy yummy hors d’oeuvres created by the talented youth of the Culinary Arts Program and a fantastic silent auction. Proceeds to benefit Parks and Recreation Department’s summer camp scholarship fund and culinary arts program.

$40. Contact Judith McCaffrey, call 897-1946, email info@parcsb.org, or visit parcsb.org

Angels Foster Care Al Fresco Afternoon on the Riviera Marketplace & Luncheon 11:00 AM. Four Seasons The Biltmore. Guests are invited to arrive early and shop in the Angels Marketplace filled with wonderful items for purchase ranging from jewelry, home goods, fashion accessories, food items, and florals with a percentage of all sales going to Angels. The luncheon is served “Al Fresco,” and the menu is a delicious array of European-inspired food from Italy, France, Spain, and Portugal. Beautiful table decor, music, floral arrangements, and a fashion show will make this an event to remember.

$125. Contact Ellen Dameron, call 884-0012, email ellen@angelssb. com, or visit angelssb.com/alfresco/


5/3

American Heart Association Heart Beach Ball 6:00 PM. Coral Casino. The American Heart Association is committed to helping our children live stronger, healthier lives with education, research, and public policies that affect where they live, learn and play. This premier social event will feature a science night, dinner, and music. Come celebrate the mission and milestones of the American Heart Association at this gathering of Santa Barbara’s elite.

Ticket $275. Contact Sarah Stretz, call 963-8862, email Sarah.Stretz@heart.org, or visit SBHeartBall.com

5/3

Women’s Literary Festival of Santa Barbara Women’s Literary Festival 8:30 AM. Fess Parker’s DoubleTree Resort. The ninth annual WLF will feature seven authors for a day of insightful and inspirational presentations. Festival attendees can interact with the authors during books sales and book-signing sessions. The price includes morning coffee and a delicious salad luncheon. The WLF is dedicated to promoting literacy, diversity, and social justice.

$65. Contact Marell Brooks, call 733-3462, email mebrooks@sbceo.org, or visit womensliteraryfestival.com

5/3

National MS Society WalkMS Santa Barbara 8:00 AM. Leadbetter Beach. Join us for a fun morning including breakfast, inspirational speeches, and a beautiful walk along the beach all while raising awareness and funds for individuals living with multiple sclerosis here in Santa Barbara. Come one, come all and we welcome pets on leashes as well!

Free. Contact Jeanette Chian, call 682-8783 x68103, email jeanette.chian@nmss.org, or visit walktoendms.org

5/3

C.A.R.E.4Paws and Old Yeller Ranch Rescue Pups & Purrs FUNdraiser 4 - 9 PM. Fess Parker Winery, Los Olivos. Our “Pawty of the Year” features great wine, food, and dessert; live music; a silent and live auction; and wonderful dogs for adoption. Proceeds go to benefit C.A.R.E.4Paws’ educational outreach programs and spay-neuter services for low-income pet owners and Old Yeller Ranch Rescue’s rescue/adoption efforts.

5/3

Santa Barbara Rape Crisis Center Chocolate de Vine 4:00 PM. St. Barbara Greek Orthodox Church, 1205 San Antonio Creek Rd. A mouth-watering celebration of chocolate & wine. Live & silent auctions.

VIP Tickets $100, General Admission Tickets $65 in advance, $75 at the door. Contact Elsa Granados, call 963-6832, email elsa@sbrcc.net, or visit sbrapecrisiscenter.org

5/4

Jewish Federation of Greater Santa Barbara Santa Barbara Jewish Festival 11:00 AM. Oak Park. An incredible program, including first-rate entertainment, Israeli dancing, activities for children as well as adults, terrific artisans and vendors, an exciting auction, and, of course, great food! Volunteers welcome!

Free. Contact Mike Witt, call 957-1115 x113, email mwitt@sbjf.org, or visit santabarbarajewishfestival.org

5/7

Youth and Family Services YMCA Reaching for Stars 6:00 PM. Montecito Country Club. Now in its 15th year, this popular gourmet dining experience is created by a team of Santa Barbara’s top chefs led by Vincent Vanhecke, who collaborate to prepare an incredible five-course meal. Funds raised benefit Youth and Family Services YMCA programs including Noah’s Anchorage Youth Crisis Shelter, My Home (a collaborative supportive housing program for homeless transitional-age youth), homeless youth Support and Outreach Services, and the Isla Vista Teen Center.

$200. Contact Lynn Karlson, call 569-1103 x32, email lynn.karlson@ciymca.org, or visit ciymca.org/youthandfamilyservices/

5/8

Community Action Commission of Santa Barbara County Champions Dinner 6:00 PM. TBD. Honors outstanding community leaders who have helped improve the lives of low-income children, teens, families, and seniors in Santa Barbara County. Past Champions Award recipients have included Sheriff Bill Brown, Michael and Anne Towbes, Mario Borgatello, and Joseph Centeno. Funds raised at this event will provide hot, nutritious daily meals for the low-income and/or homebound seniors who participate in CAC’s Healthy Senior Lunch program.

$40. Contact Isabelle Gullo, call 637-1892, email isabelle.gullo@gmail.com, or visit care4paws.org/pupsnpurrs.html

Contact Holly Carmody, call 964-8857, email hcarmody@cacsb.com, or visit cacsb.com

5/3

5/9

Cancer Center of Santa Barbara with Sansum Clinic Rancheros Visitadores Ride for Breast Cancer Awareness 2:00 PM. Solvang to Mission Santa Ines. The 84th ride for the Rancheros Visitadores kicks off with a parade through the Sts of Solvang to Mission Santa Ines for a blessing of the riders. Over the past two years, the Racheros have contributed over $165,000 with 100% of the proceeds helping local breast cancer patients at the Cancer Center of Santa Barbara with Sansum Clinic. Those who support the cause of finding a cure for breast cancer are encouraged to save the date for this inspirational event.

Free. Contact Jill Fonte, call 681-1879, email jfonte@sansumclinic.org, or visit ccsb.org

5/3

Center of the Heart May High Tea Party 2 - 5 PM. 487 N. Turnpike Rd., Santa Barbara. Join us for a glorious Celebration of Women at Center of the Heart’s May High Tea & Fashion Show. We will serve a delightful offering of assorted teas, tea sandwiches, scones and other treats, table topics, drawings for prizes, and a Best Hat contest. A lovely way to honor the women in your life while holding a tea cup with your pinkie up!

$20 per person, $140 per table for 8. Contact Bev Berry, call 964-4861, email info@centeroftheheart.com, or visit centeroftheheart.com

5/10

Hands 4 Others Walk 4 Water 10:00 AM. Santa Barbara East Beach. Enjoy a day at the beach and ...Walk 4 Water. Become a part of our movement of young people that are helping to solve the world’s water crisis. One hundred percent of proceeds go toward sustainable waters systems in developing countries.

Contact Casey, call 665-7517, email casey@hands4others.org, or visit hands4others.org

5/10

San Marcos Parent Child Workshop Sip, Sample, and Savor 4 - 7 PM. Saint Barbara Greek Orthodox Church. 1205 San Antonio Creek Rd. Sip, Sample, and Savor with The San Marcos Parent Child Workshop, a local cooperative preschool hosting their 25th annual Spring fundraiser. Spend the evening nestled between mountain and ocean views as you sample dishes and drinks from local restaurants, breweries, and vintners. An exceptional collection of goods and services will be available to bid on during the silent auction.

$25. Contact Gabriela Balfour-Ritchie, call 964-8994, email gabbybr1314@yahoo.com, or visit smpcw.org

5/14

Hospice of Santa Barbara Solo Art Exhibition and Open House Hospice of Santa Barbara’s Leigh Block Gallery, 2050 Alameda Padre Serra, Ste. 100. Join Hospice of Santa Barbara for its next art exhibition open house to enjoy wine, refreshments, and the artwork of local artist Laurie MacMillan. A portion of the proceeds from art sales will be donated to Hospice of Santa Barbara.

Free. Contact K.C. Murphy Thompson, call 563-8820, email kcthompson@hospiceofsantabarbara.org , or visit hospiceofsantabarbara.org

5/15

Social Venture Partners Santa Barbara & The Santa Barbara Foundation Fast Pitch SB 6:00 PM. Music Academy of the West, Hahn Hall. Fast Pitch SB brings together the Santa Barbara business and nonprofit sectors in a collaborative and exciting competition for community recognition and cash awards, all hinging on a compelling, three-minute fast pitch. This dynamic event will feature 10 finalist nonprofit organizations, who will deliver pitches to a panel of judges and a live audience for $100,000 in cash awards.

$100 and sponsorships available. Contact Joan Young, call 689-9931, email jyoung@svpsb.org , or visit socialventurepartners.org/santa-barbara/fast-pitch/

5/16 - 5/18

CALM Antiques, Decorative Arts & Vintage Show and Sale 11:00 AM. Earl Warren Showgrounds, 3400 Calle Real. Eighty of the west’s finest dealers specializing in Antiques, Decorative Arts, and Vintage Treasures will be selling everything from period furniture, garden artifacts, decorative accessories, paintings, estate jewelry, silver, textiles, linens, glassware, china, porcelain, and much much more. Proceeds benefit CALM.

$6, $5 Seniors, Children under 12 free. One price all weekend. Parking is free. Contact April Thede, call 898-9715, email arthede@cox.net, or visit calmantiqueshows.com

5/17

United Boys & Girls Clubs of Santa BarbaraCarpinteria Club 30th Annual Benefit Auction & Dinner 5:00 PM. Carpinteria. As we start this year’s voyage “Sailing to Success,” we invite you to come aboard and support our local youth. This year as we sail toward the horizon we have a fundraising goal of $100,000. The United Boys & Girls Clubs-Carpinteria annual action aids in 25 percent of the Clubs’ funding and serves to provide much-needed scholarships to our families.

$75. Contact Jamie Collins, call 684-1568, email carpmembership@untiedbg.org, or visit unitedbg.org

Visiting Nurse & Hospice Care 13th Annual Mother’s Day Luncheon 10:00 AM. Coral Casino, La Pacifica Ballroom. Each year at this unique event, guests gather to honor two mothers—one living and one in memory—and celebrate their lives and acknowledge their contributions to the community. Jill Levinson will be honored by her son Neil Levinson, and the remembered mother is Barbara Ward Rollerson, remembered by her son Thomas Rollerson. The event includes silent and live auctions, delectable lunch and drinks, and a heartfelt program.

$150. Contact Elizabeth Adams, call 690-6290, email elizabeth.adams@vnhcsb.org , or visit vnhcsb.org

5/9

Environmental Defense Center TGIF! 5:30 PM. EDC Courtyard, 906 Garden St. Join EDC for one of the most pleasant happy hours in town with local wines, beer from New Belgium Brewing Company, hors d’ oeuvres, a raffle, and live music provided by some of Santa Barbara’s finest musicians! Hosted by EDC, this is the perfect opportunity to hear from representatives of EDC and other nonprofit organizations in the tri-county region about our work in protecting the local environment.

$15. Contact Jennifer Brown, call 963-1622, email edc@environmentaldefensecenter.org , or visit edcnet.org/news/upcoming_events/tgif.html Santa Barbara Independent – 2014 Calendar of fundraisers – Page 7


5/17

Mental Wellness Center 3rd Annual Walk/Run 8:30 AM. East Beach - Cabrillo Bath House. Show your support for those in our community living with mental health challenges by participating in the 3rd Annual 5K/10K Walk/Run for Mental Wellness. One hundred percent of the event registration fees benefit the Fellowship Club at the Mental Wellness Center, serving over 260 clients with recovery planning, a hot meal daily, education, support groups, art therapy, community wellness activities, and family services. Individuals and teams can register.

$25 for students and $40 for general participants. Contact Thea Vandervoort, call 884-8440, email tvandervoort@mentalwellnesscenter.org , or visit mentalwellnesscenter.org

5/17

Animal Shelter Assistance Program (ASAP) 25th Anniversary Celebration 5:30 PM. QAD Campus. Celebration of 25 years of saving the lives of cats and kittens in the Santa Barbara community! Featuring wine and beer, hors d’oeuvres, dinner and dancing—with music by local favorite Area 51. Come join the party, celebrate saving the lives of over 30,000 felines, and get your dance groove on at the beautiful QAD campus overlooking the Pacific Ocean!

$75. Contact Angela Walters Rockwell, call 794-9574, email director@asapcats.org, or visit asapcats.org

5/17

Center of the Heart French Healers All-Day Healing & Karmic Clearing 10:00 AM. 487 N. Turnpike Rd. Jean-Michel & Miriane, John of God Healers from France, invite the Santa Barbara community for a special healing all-day session to clear blockages and remove karmic burdens. They help align you with your higher nature toward personal spiritual evolution. A special treat for your mind, body, heart, and soul.

$111. Contact Rev. Maryum Morse, call 964-4861, email info@centeroftheheart.com, or visit http://centeroftheheart.com

5/17

American Cancer Society Relay For Life of Santa Ynez 9:00 AM. Dunn School. With the support of thousands of volunteers, the American Cancer Society is helping save more than 400 lives a day. The Relay For Life movement offers an inspiring opportunity to honor cancer survivors, promote how individuals can reduce their cancer risk, and raise money to help end cancer. And we won’t stop until we finish the fight against cancer! Visit our website for more information!

Contact Leilani Schlick, call 963-1577, email Leilani.Schlick@cancer.org, or visit main.acsevents.org/site/ TR/RelayForLife/RFLCY14CA?pg=entry&fr_id=57972

5/17

American Cancer Society Relay For Life of Lompoc 10:00 AM. Lompoc Huyck Stadium. With the support of thousands of volunteers, the American Cancer Society is helping save more than 400 lives a day. The Relay For Life movement offers an inspiring opportunity to honor cancer survivors, promote how individuals can reduce their cancer risk, and raise money to help end cancer. And we won’t stop until we finish the fight against cancer! Visit our website to find out more information!

Contact Leilani Schlick, call 963-1577, email Leilani.Schlick@cancer.org, or visit main.acsevents.org/site/ TR/RelayForLife/RFLCY14CA?pg=entry&fr_id=57228

5/17 - 5/18

Garden St Academy Rummage Sale 2300 Garden St. Giant rummage sale to benefit students and scholarship fund at Garden St Academy.

Free. Contact Erin, call 687-3717, email emuslera@gardenStacademy.org, or visit gardenStacademy.org

5/18

Arthritis Foundation Walk to Cure Arthritis: San Luis Obispo 8:00 AM. Cal Poly State University. Join 500 members of our community as we enjoy a familyfriendly walk (1-mile or 3-mile option) plus food, festivities, and kids’ fun all on the beautiful Cal Poly Campus!

Contact Asher Garfinkel, call 563-4685, email agarfinkel@arthritis.org

5/18

AHA! - Attitude, Harmony, Achievement (formerly Academy of Healing Arts for Teens) Sing It Out! 5:30 PM. Deckers Outdoor Corporation. After-school group Sing It Out! moves 13 nonmusician teens through an incredible journey that ends with them singing their hearts open in front of a crowd of hundreds of friends, family, and community members, backed by local favorites Tina Schlieske and her band. In the process of learning to sing and wow the crowd, these teens develop social and emotional intelligence, compassion, courage and conscience, and forge relationships with facilitators and teens that help them feel accepted, guided, and loved. It’s a transformative experience for the youth and for all those who come to witness them…prepare to be inspired!

$25. Contact Molly Green, call 455-8314, email mollygreenaha@gmail.com, or visit ahasb.org

5/22

Corporate Philanthropy Roundtable/ Santa Barbara Foundation Dialogue on Corporate Philanthropy Noon. Fess Parker’s DoubleTree Resort. CPR roundtable events are held throughout the year with guest speakers providing viewpoints on corporate philanthropy trends and best practices. Guests are provided with opportunities to network and engage with colleagues from the Santa Barbara business community.

Free for members; $35 for nonmembers. Contact Ashley ButlerSoberano, call 963-1873, email abutler@sbfoundation.org, or visit sbfoundation.org/cpr

5/23

Santa Ynez Valley Education Foundation The 6th Annual Golf & Tennis Charter Cup Tournament Alisal Guest Ranch & Resort, 1054 Alisal Rd., Solvang. The Charter Cup Tournament is a fun and lively tournament featuring Tennis, Golf, a Putter’s Challenge, and Dinner with an Awards Reception, Music, and Dancing held at the Alisal’s River Course, Tennis Courts, and River Grill. Enjoy all the day’s activities, or sign up for one tournament challenge, or simply join in the after-tournament festivities. All proceeds supplement the arts, music, and technology programs at Santa Ynez Valley Charter School.

Contact Michaela Laza, call 686-7360, email mlaza@syvcs.org, or visit syvcs.org/events.html

5/24

Carpinteria Valley Historical Society Carpinteria Museum Marketplace 8:00 AM. Carpinteria Valley Museum of History, 956 Maple Ave., Carpinteria. Antiques & Vintage Market with over 70 vendors of antiques, collectibles, jewelry, furniture, books, plants, toys, clothing, decorative arts, household items, and much more! Free admission for buyers. Selling space is $30.

Free admission. Contact David Griggs, call 684-3112, email david@carpinteriahistoricalmuseum.org , or visit carpinteriahistoricalmuseum.org.

5/24 - 5/26

Children’s Creative Project I Madonnari Italian St Painting 10:00 AM. Santa Barbara Old Mission. On the Memorial Day weekend, 300 artists and young people transform the Old Mission plaza with 150 colorful, large-scale St paintings. The artists (madonnari) begin drawing on Saturday and continue throughout the threeday festival. For 25,000 annual visitors, each day the festival also features live music on the Mission lawn, authentic Italian cuisine, specialty items, and a St painting area just for children. Wheelchair accessible.

Free. Contact Kathy Koury, call 964-4710 x4411, email ccp@sbceo.org, or visit Imadonnarifestival.com

Santa Barbara Independent – 2014 Calendar of fundraisers – Page 8

5/24 - 5/26

SCAPE, Phoenix Santa Barbara Art Along the Creek 37 Mountain Dr. View & purchase landscape, portrait, and figurative paintings by SCAPE artists along Mission Creek. Live music throughout the weekend, lots of lovely shade and dogs are welcome. These artists donate 40 percent of each sale to Phoenix of SB, a nonprofit mental-health agency, and its creek habitat restoration program—whose theme is “Restoring Lands, Restoring Lives.” Award ceremony & reception on Sunday from 1:30 - 3 pm.

5/31

Santa Barbara Trust for Historic Preservation Good Fortune Casa de la Guerra. A fundraiser celebrating Santa Barbara’s Asian American culture. Discover Santa Barbara’s Asian American history through this unique experience.

Contact Christa Clark Jones, call 966-1279, email christa@sbthp.org, or visit sbthp.org

Free. Contact Mo McFadden, call 689-5053, email mcmpr101@gmail.com, or visit s-c-a-p-e.org

june

5/26

Pierre Claeyssens Veterans Museum & Library PCVM Presents Memorial Day Ceremony 10:00 AM. Santa Barbara Cemetery. Special services & ceremony to commemorate our veterans and their families. Color Guard, guest speakers, and music program. Please arrive by 9:45am to get a seat and to allow time to park. Donations welcome. Event runs approx. one hour.

Free. Contact Mo McFadden, call 689-5053, email mcmpr101@gmail.com, or visit pierreclaeyssensveteransmuseum.com

5/28

Scholarship Foundation of Santa Barbara Annual Awards Ceremony 3:30 PM. Santa Barbara County Courthouse Sunken Gardens 1100 Anacapa St. Each May, student scholarship recipients, their families, and supporters gather for an Awards Ceremony to celebrate young scholars and recognize our generous community in Santa Barbara County.

Free, open to the public. Contact Raissa Smorol, call 687-6065, email rsmorol@sbscholarship.org, or visit sbscholarship.org

5/29

June TBA

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Santa Barbara County 4th Annual Daniel Johnson Memorial Golf Tournament Santa Maria Country Club. On October 5, 2010, Airman Daniel James Johnson was killed in action while serving in Afghanistan. While stationed at Vandenberg Air Force Base, Dan joined the Big Brother Big Sister program in Lompoc. Dan was a devoted and active Big Brother for over two years. Dan made his Little Brother a priority and spent quality time with him as much as he could. The funds raised from this golf tournament will support the Big Brother Big Sister program in his honor.

TBD. Contact Melinda Johansson, call 965-1001 x256, email mjohansson@fsacares.org, or visit fsacares.org

June TBA

Donation. Contact Michelle Duke, call 884-1516, email mduke@sosc.org, or visit sosc.org/santabarbara

Bragg Health Institute Bragg FREE Health Lectures TBD. Bragg Health Institute presents: Bragg FREE Health Lectures. The mission of the Bragg Health Institute is to inspire and educate people of all ages to adopt a healthy lifestyle through optimal nutrition, exercise, positive attitudes, and spiritual wellness. Dr. Patricia Bragg, Dr. John Westerdahl, and leading health experts will discuss health, wellness, and longevity topics along with nutrition and exercise demos.

5/30

Free. Contact Bragg Health Institute, call 968-1020, email development@bragghealthinstitute.org, or visit bragghealth.org

Special Olympics Santa Barbara Inspire Greatness Luncheon Noon. County Courthouse Sunken Gardens. Join Special Olympics volunteers and supporters in recognizing the Law Enforcement Torch Run and athletes attending the Summer Games. If you would like to attend, contact us. By invitation only.

American Cancer Society Relay For Life of UC Santa Barbara Noon. UC Santa Barbara. With the support of thousands of volunteers, the American Cancer Society is helping save more than 400 lives a day. The Relay For Life movement offers an inspiring opportunity to honor cancer survivors, promote how individuals can reduce their cancer risk, and raise money to help end cancer. And we won’t stop until we finish the fight against cancer! Visit our website to find out more information!

Contact Leilani Schlick, call 963-1577, email Leilani.Schlick@cancer.org, or visit main.acsevents.org/site/ TR/RelayForLife/RFLCY14CA?pg=entry&fr_id=56492

5/31

Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation of America Take Steps for Crohn’s & Colitis 2:00 PM. Chase Palm Park. Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis are painful, unpredictable diseases that attack the digestive system. The need is critical: 1 in every 200 Americans suffers with IBD, and as many as 150,000 patients are under the age of 18. The Take Steps Walk is CCFA’s largest event dedicated to finding a cure for IBD while improving the lives of patients and their families.

$25 donation. Contact Samantha Macher, call (310) 478-4513, email smacher@ccfa.org, or visit ccTakeSteps.org/CentralCoast

June TBA

Elings Park 23rd Annual Chairman’s Council 5:30 PM. Elings Park. Join us at our 23rd Annual Chairman’s Council Party. Proceeds will support Elings Park, the largest privately funded park in America. Our Chairman’s Council fundraiser provides financial support to our summer camp scholarship program helping economically disadvantage children in our community.

$1,000 for two guests. Contact Mari Baker, call 569-5611, email mbaker@elingspark.org, or visit elingspark.org

June TBA

Santa Ynez Valley Historical Museum Spaghetti Western Dinner & Dance 4:00 PM. 3596 Sagunto St., Santa Ynez. The dinner and dance is a benefit for the community’s Historical Museum, but it is also held in support of Old Santa Ynez Day by providing an early evening activity where folks can enjoy an inexpensive meal with entertainment while relaxing with family and friends.

$20. Contact Chris Bashforth, call 688-7889, email membership.syvm@verizon.net, or visit santaynezmuseum.org


$1,000 FOR MAKING YOUR GARDEN MORE WATER WISE! Save Water and Money in Your Garden Rebates available on 50% of the cost of pre-approved water-wise plants, irrigation equipment, smart irrigation controllers, laundry to landscape graywater systems, and mulch. Up to $1,000 for single family homes and up to $4,000 for businesses and HOAs!

Let’s Save Together! To get started for City of Santa Barbara customers, call 564-5460. For more information go to: WaterWiseSB.org 6/1

Foodbank of Santa Barbara County Santa Barbara Fine Food & Wine Festival 2:00 PM. Montecito Country Club. Nestled between the Santa Ynez Mountains and the sparkling Pacific Ocean, Montecito Country Club is the ideal spot to enjoy an impressive collection of the best chefs and restaurants in Santa Barbara. Guests will enjoy tastings from an array of select wines and special dishes prepared by over 20 of Santa Barbara’s top restaurants. Join us hillside as we provide magnificent panoramic views of Santa Barbara’s coastline, fantastic food, live entertainment, and one-of-a-kind silent- and live-auction items.

$65 presale general admission, $75 at the door; $95 presale VIP, $125 at the door. Contact Diane Durst, call 967-5741 x104, email info@foodbanksbc.org, or visit foodbanksbc.org/foodwinefestival.html

6/1

Jewish Federation of Greater Santa Barbara Abstract Art Collective Opening 2:00 PM. Bronfman Family Jewish Community Center, 524 Chapala St. The Abstract Art Collective is a group of artists established to create a vital and energetic creative community whose endeavors use “...a visual language of form, color, and line to create a composition which exists with a degree of independence from visual references in the world.” A portion of art sales goes to the Jewish Federation.

Free. Contact Mike Witt, call 957-1115 x113, email mwitt@sbjf.org, or visit jewishsantabarbara.org/artatthejcc.aspx

6/4

Special Olympics Santa Barbara The Law Enforcement Torch Run 11:00 AM. South County. Join Law Enforcement from UCSB, Sheriff’s Department, CHP, SBPD, County Probation, DA’s Office, Cal. State Parks as they run the Torch through the South County. Cheer on the officers running in support of the Special Olympics Summer Games.

6/6

Bacara Resort Santa Barbara Gastronomy & Culinary Arts Weekend at Bacara Bacara Resort & Spa. Santa Barbara Gastronomy & Culinary Arts Weekend at Bacara. A portion of the proceeds to benefit Julia Child Foundation.

$10-$150. Contact Anne Stephany, call 571-3186, email astephany@bacararesort.com, or visit bacararesort.com

6/7 - 6/8

Parkinson’s Association of Santa Barbara Railroad Days 10 AM - 5 PM. 1143 Camino Viejo, Montecito. Operators will be running indoor HO scale model trains and G scale outdoor trains in an amazing backyard display of trains and villages! Food, great raffle prizes, and a scavenger hunt for the kids! Bring the family for a fun-filled day while supporting our local families affected by Parkinson’s disease.

$5, children under 2 are free. Contact Kitty Bell, call 683-1326, email mypasb@gmail.org, or visit mypasb.org

6/8

Environmental Defense Center Green and Blue: A Coastal Celebration 2 - 5 PM. Rancho La Patera & Stow House. This annual benefit is EDC’s biggest party of the year. Guests enjoy local wine and fabulous hors d’ oeuvres, music, and both live and silent auctions filled with unique items—all while strolling through the lush surroundings of the historic Stow House. This is one event not to be missed!

$100. Contact Beth Pitton-August, call 963-1622, email bpitton-august@environmentaldefensecenter.org , or visit edcnet.org/news/upcoming_events/auction.html

6/12

6/21

Sponsorships Only: $2,750 for a table of 10. Contact Molly Kemper, call 687-6065, email mkemper@sbscholarship.org, or visit sbscholarship.org/south-coast-business-technology-awards/

$50. Contact Robin Serritslev, call 325-1544, email robinserritslev@hotmail.com, or visit syvtherapeuticriding.org

Scholarship Foundation of Santa Barbara South Coast Business and Technology Awards Dinner 5:00 PM. Fess Parker’s DoubleTree Resort. This year marks the 20th anniversary of the best in business and technology awards ceremony. Awards include Entrepreneur of the Year, Executive of the Year, Company of the Year, Excellence in Service, and the Pioneer Award. Proceeds benefit the Scholarship Foundation of Santa Barbara.

6/20 - 6/22

People Helping People Wine Country Bike Trek 8:00 AM. Santa Ynez Valley, staging at Midland School, 5100 Figueroa Mountain Rd., Los Olivos. The Wine Country Bike Trek is a go-at-your-own-pace ride for cyclists of all levels, giving riders the choice of a one-day ride on Saturday, June 21, or three days of riding, Friday, June 20 through Sunday, June 22, and allowing participants to choose courses ranging from a 20- or 50-mile route each day, plus a 100-mile ride on Saturday, June 21, that leads them through the beautiful Santa Ynez Valley with fully catered SAG stops every 10 miles. Trekkers can choose to camp at Midland School each night and participate in live music, entertainment, games, and meals. Funds benefit People Helping People Programs, registration is $75 per day or $200 for all three days; cyclists who raise in excess of $500 in pledges will have registrations fees waived and be eligible for special prizes and recognition.

Santa Ynez Valley Therapeutic Riding Program Exhibition of Champions 4:00 PM. Flag Is Up Farm, Buellton. Come and enjoy hors d’oeuvres, wine, and world-class equestrians while supporting the Santa Ynez Valley Therapeutic Riding Program at Monty and Pat Roberts’s Flag Is Up Farm in Buellton. Headliners include Sandy Collier, Ramon Becerra, Charlotte Bredahl-Baker and Kristen Hardin. The evening is honoring John and Brandy Branquinho.

6/25

Jewish Federation of Greater Santa Barbara Hot Dogs and Hilarity Comedy Night! 6:00 PM. Bronfman Family Jewish Community Center, 524 Chapala St. Comedians from L.A., you’ve seen them on TV! Plus local talent. A great event for all ages! Bring your family and friends. Yummy food & drinks provided for your smiling face.

$4-$10. Contact Mike Witt, call 957-1115 x113, email mwitt@sbjf.org, or visit jewishsantabarbara.org/comedy-night.aspx

$75-$200. Contact Fahim S. Farag, call 686-0295, email fahim@syvphp.org, or visit winecountrybiketrek.com

Contact Michelle Duke, call 884-1516, email mduke@sosc.org, or visit sosc.org/santabarbara Santa BarBara Independent – 2014 Calendar of fundraISerS – page 9


6/28

Carpinteria Valley Historical Society Carpinteria Museum Marketplace 8:00 AM. Carpinteria Valley Museum of History, 956 Maple Ave., Carpinteria. Antiques & Vintage Market with over 70 vendors of antiques, collectibles, jewelry, furniture, books, plants, toys, clothing, decorative arts, household items, and much more! Free admission for buyers. Selling space is $30.

Free admission. Contact David Griggs, call 684-3112, email david@carpinteriahistoricalmuseum.org , or visit carpinteriahistoricalmuseum.org

6/28

American Cancer Society Relay For Life of Goleta 8:00 AM. Ellwood Elementary School, 7686 Hollister Ave., Goleta. With the support of thousands of volunteers, the American Cancer Society is helping save more than 400 lives a day. The Relay For Life movement offers an inspiring opportunity to honor cancer survivors, promote how individuals can reduce their cancer risk, and raise money to help end cancer. And we won’t stop until we finish the fight against cancer! Visit our website to find out more information!

Contact Leilani Schlick, call 963-1577, email Leilani.Schlick@cancer.org, or visit main.acsevents.org/site/ TR/RelayForLife/RFLCY14CA?pg=entry&fr_id=56919

6/28

American Cancer Society Relay For Life of Santa Maria 10:00 AM. Elks Unocal Event Center. With the support of thousands of volunteers, the American Cancer Society is helping save more than 400 lives a day. The Relay For Life movement offers an inspiring opportunity to honor cancer survivors, promote how individuals can reduce their cancer risk, and raise money to help end cancer. And we won’t stop until we finish the fight against cancer; visit our website for more information!

Contact Leilani Schlick, call 963-1577, email Leilani.Schlick@cancer.org, or visit main.acsevents.org/site/ TR/RelayForLife/RFLCY14CA?pg=entry&fr_id=57949

july July TBA

Bacara Resort 2nd Annual Yappy Hour Bacara Resort & Spa. Four-legged Yappy Hour benefiting DAWG Santa Barbara, a dog adoption and welfare group. Be sure to have your pooch dress to impress. The best doggie costume will win a one-night stay at Bacara.

Contact Anne Stephany, call 571-3186, email astephany@bacararesort.com, or visit bacararesort.com

July TBA

Cancer Center of Santa Barbara with Sansum Clinic The Cancer Center Walk/Run 8:00 AM. Montecito Union School. One hundred percent of the proceeds from the Cancer Center 5k and 10k Walk/Run and Kids Fun Run benefit the Clinical Research Program at the Cancer Center of Santa Barbara. Through our Research Program, cancer fighting agents are made available to adult and pediatric patients in our community.

$20-$65. Contact Stephanie Carlyle, call 898-2116, email stephanie@ccsb.org, or visit ccsb.org

7/10

Hospice of Santa Barbara Día de las Comidas Carlitos Café y Cantina, Santa Barbara; Cava Restaurant & Bar, Montecito; and Dos Carlitos Restaurant & Tequila Bar, Santa Ynez. Join Hospice of Santa Barbara for Día de las Comidas as three community restaurants generously open their doors and hearts to Hospice of Santa Barbara in support of the organization’s Hispanic Family Services. A generous portion of the day’s proceeds from all three restaurants will be donated to Hospice of Santa Barbara.

N/A. Contact K.C. Murphy Thompson, call 563-8820, email kcthompson@hospiceofsantabarbara.org , or visit hospiceofsantabarbara.org

7/11

7/19

$15. Contact Jennifer Brown, call 963-1622, email jbrown@environmentaldefensecenter.org , or visit edcnet.org/news/upcoming_events/tgif.html

Contact Leilani Schlick, call 963-1577, email Leilani.Schlick@cancer.org, or visit main.acsevents.org/site/ TR/RelayForLife/RFLCY14CA?pg=entry&fr_id=56466

7/12

7/26

Contact Tyson Halseth, call 963-3636 x111, email tyson@pacificpridefoundation.org, or visit pacificpridefoundation.org

Free admission. Contact David Griggs, call 684-3112, email david@carpinteriahistoricalmuseum.org, or visit carpinteriahistoricalmuseum.org

Environmental Defense Center TGIF! (Thank Goodness It’s Friday Mixer) 5:30 - 7:30 PM. EDC Courtyard, 906 Garden St. Join EDC for one of the most pleasant happy hours in town with local wines, beer from New Belgium Brewing Company, hors d’ oeuvres, a raffle, and live music provided by some of Santa Barbara’s finest musicians! Hosted by EDC, this is the perfect opportunity to hear from representatives of EDC and other nonprofit organizations in the tri-county region about our work in protecting the local environment.

Pacific Pride Foundation Pacific Pride Festival Leadbetter Beach. The Pacific Pride Festival is the largest annual LGBT celebration on the Central Coast, providing a safe, open space for this multifaceted community and its allies to come together. The Festival features a full-day lineup of live entertainment and activities.

7/19

People Helping People 3rd Annual Santa Ynez Valley Polo Classic 10:30 AM. Circle JB Polo Ranch, 560 McMurray Rd., Buellton. The 3rd Annual Santa Ynez Valley Polo Classic, benefiting People Helping People, will feature a fast-paced polo match including several of the highest-rated players in the world in addition to our local Santa Ynez Valley polo celebrities. Sponsors, Patrons, and their guests will enjoy the unmatched thrill of polo, live and up close, with comfortable tented seating, a champagne reception, and a delicious 3-course gourmet luncheon. There will also be general admission seating and a celebrity-judged Hat Contest for the ladies in attendance and opportunities to win fabulous prizes in Para Charity drawings.

$10-$250. Contact Fahim S. Farag, call 686-0295, email fahim@syvphp.org, or visit syvphp.org/events/poloclassic

American Cancer Society Relay For Life of Carpinteria 9:00 AM. Aliso Elementary School, 4545 Carpinteria Ave. With the support of thousands of volunteers, the American Cancer Society is helping save more than 400 lives a day. The Relay For Life movement offers an inspiring opportunity to honor cancer survivors, promote how individuals can reduce their cancer risk, and raise money to help end cancer. And we won’t stop until we finish the fight against cancer! Visit our website for more information.

Carpinteria Valley Historical Society Carpinteria Museum Marketplace 8:00 AM. Carpinteria Valley Museum of History, 956 Maple Ave., Carpinteria. Antiques & Vintage Market with over 70 vendors of antiques, collectibles, jewelry, furniture, books, plants, toys, clothing, decorative arts, household items and much more! Free admission for buyers. Selling space is $30.

7/26

Santa Ynez Valley Historical Museum Fiesta Preludio de Santa Ynez 5:30 PM. 3596 Sagunto St., Santa Ynez. Join us for our own Valley version of the Santa Barbara Old Spanish Days Fiesta—the “Fiesta Preludio de Santa Ynez” (Fiesta Prelude) party. Proceeds from this annual benefit support the Museum’s mission to preserve its historic collection of Valley objects, vital conservation work, educational programs, workshops, changing history exhibits, and more. Our fundraiser dinner takes on a lively fiesta theme as you enjoy a delightful summer evening in the intimate Museum courtyard, entertained by colorful folklórico dancers and fiesta musicians.

$75. Contact Chris Bashforth, call 688-7889, email membership.syvm@verizon.net, or visit santaynezmuseum.org

Santa Barbara Foundation • Noozhawk

Bill Cirone & Anne Smith Towbes, 2012

Save the date...

Thursday, October 9, 2014 • Four Seasons Resort The Biltmore Patricia MacFarlane & Ken Saxon, 2011

...and nominate! Join us in celebrating those who volunteer their time and talent, making a significant and positive impact in the Santa Barbara community. Nomination forms will be available in July.

Clifford W. Sponsel & Gerd Jordano, 2010 Santa Barbara Independent – 2014 Calendar of fundraisers – Page 10


7/27

Ganna Walska Lotusland Once Upon a Time in Lotusland 4:00 PM. Ganna Walska Lotusland. Ganna Walska Lotusland is a 37-acre botanical wonder— one of the great gardens of America—containing subtropical and tropical plants from around the world. Lotusland’s annual fundraising gala is the hottest ticket of the summer. Always a sold-out affair featuring cocktails and whimsical entertainment throughout the garden followed by a sitdown dinner on the main lawn, and a lively auction.

8/13

Hospice of Santa Barbara Solo Art Exhibition and Open House Hospice of Santa Barbara’s Leigh Block Gallery, 2050 Alameda Padre Serra, Suite 100. Join Hospice of Santa Barbara for its next art exhibition open house to enjoy wine, refreshments, and the artwork of an as-yet-to-be-announced local artist. A portion of the proceeds from art sales will be donated to Hospice of Santa Barbara.

Contact Courtney Tentler, call 969-3767 x116, email ctentler@gmail.com, or visit lotusland.org

Free. Contact K.C. Murphy Thompson, call 563-8820, email kcthompson@hospiceofsantabarbara.org , or visit hospiceofsantabarbara.org

7/27

8/21

Jewish Federation of Greater Santa Barbara L’Dor V’Dor Intergenerational Women’s Garden Party 2:00 PM. Private Home. Women and children’s event that honors generations of women who have set an example and provide leadership and motivation to others. This feel-good FUNraiser event is a celebration of family, honoring our roots, and growing together. This unique afternoon will include food, live music, and arts & crafts, storytellers, a speaker, and other entertainment.

TBD. Contact Jilli Spear, call 957-1115 x107, email jspear@sbjf.org, or visit jewishsantabarbara.org/Womens-Division.aspx

Corporate Philanthropy Roundtable/ Santa Barbara Foundation Corporate Philanthropy Summer Roundtable TBD. CPR events are held throughout the year with guest speakers providing viewpoints on corporate philanthropy trends and best practices. Guests are provided with opportunities to network and engage with colleagues from the Santa Barbara business community.

Free for members; $35 for nonmembers. Contact Ashley ButlerSoberano, call 963-1873, email abutler@sbfoundation.org, or visit sbfoundation.org/cpr

8/21

august

Dijo Productions The Glass Menagerie 8:00 PM. Center Stage Theatre. Come to the opening night of this classic Tennessee Williams masterpiece with all proceeds donated to the National Fibromyalgia Research Association.

$20. Contact Bill Waxman, call 501-5665, email anb2474@yahoo.com

August TBA

Sansum Clinic Camp Wheez Santa Barbara. Camp Wheez is a weeklong day camp for children with asthma—they experience the fun and recreation of day camp while under the supervision of asthma specialists. The camp is open to the community and is free of charge thanks to our supporters. We rely on private support so that we may continue our commitment to the healthcare needs of our community for programs such as Camp Wheez. If you would like to support the good health of our community by making a gift, please call us 681-7726.

8/22

Free. Contact Jill Fonte, call 681-1879, email jfonte@sansumclinic.org, or visit sansumclinic.org/camp-wheez

Friendship Center 5th Annual Wine Down 4:00 PM. 89 Eucalyptus Ln., Montecito. Friendship Center, the South Coast’s only nonprofit, fully licensed adult day-services program, is pleased to announce its 5th Annual benefit Wine Down, a casual yet festive event featuring local vintners pouring their wines for tasting, hearty hors d’oeuvres, and live music. Held al fresco in the courtyard of our lovely Center in Montecito, this Friday after-work gathering will give guests a chance to enjoy a lovely summer evening and “wine down” from the cares of the week. A small silent auction will offer carefully selected gift baskets featuring high-quality wine and wine-related items.

8/2

$65. Contact Justine Suttone, call 969-0859, email justine@friendshipcentersb.org , or visit friendshipcentersb.org

Kiwanis Club of Santa Barbara Kiwanis Fiesta Pancake Breakfast 7:00 AM. Alameda Park. The Kiwanis Club of Santa Barbara will host the 63rd Kiwanis Fiesta Pancake Breakfast. Over 4,000 guests are served at this event, and all proceeds go directly to support activities that benefit children in south Santa Barbara County. It is a great opportunity for everyone to be part of this long historical Santa Barbara Fiesta tradition.

Tickets are $7.00 and can be purchased from any Kiwanis member or on the website kiwanisclubofsantabarbara.org . Contact Gary Gray, call 966-9778, email vol@volunteersb.com , or visit kiwanisclubofsantabarbara.org

8/10

C.A.R.E.4Paws Wags n’ Whiskers Festival 11 - 4 PM. Girsh Park. C.A.R.E.4Paws’ 6th annual Wags n’ Whiskers Festival is a fun-filled event—Santa Barbara County’s largest adoption festival—features dogs, cats, and bunnies from about 25 animal shelters and rescues countywide along with a wide range of local pet providers and great activities. Project PetSafe provides low-cost vaccines, microchipping, and licensing for dogs from 9am to 1pm.

Free. Contact Isabelle Gullo, call 637-1892, email isabelle.gullo@gmail.com, or visit care4paws.org/wagsnwhiskers.html

8/23

Sansum Diabetes Research Institute Taste of the Vine 2:00 PM. Santa Barbara Polo Club. Celebrate the 13th annual Taste of the Vine with over 40 vendors, a rich, silent auction and dynamic live auction, all to the tunes of Society Jazz. All proceeds benefit our programs and research to enrich the lives of those living with diabetes. Sponsorships available.

$90 - $125. Contact Pamme Mickelson, call 682-7638 x246, email pmickelson@sansum.org, or visit sansum.org

8/23

Santa Barbara Botanic Garden Trails ‘n’ Tails 10 - 3 PM. 1212 Mission Canyon Rd. The Garden celebrates National Dog Day with this annual canine-centric event! Bring your favorite four-legged friend and enjoy 5 miles of easy walking trails and many activities for you and your canine companion. One free admission per on-leash dog.

$10. Contact Laura Muasher, call 682-4726 x110, email lmuasher@sbbg.org , or visit sbbg.org

8/23

Aloha Spirit SB 5th Annual Aloha Spirit Bash 11:00 AM. The Aloha Spirit Bash is a traditional Hawaiian luau, complete with music & dance performances, silent auction, raffle, kids area & beer/wine garden. This beautiful event builds community and brings cultural awareness to Santa Barbara as well as raises money for selected local non-profits. Aloha Spirit SB is a 100 percent volunteer-run organization. Volunteers welcome.

$25. Contact Dani Raye, call 895-2772, email AlohaSpiritBash@yahoo.com

8/23 - 8/24

Santa Barbara Studio Artists 13th Annual Open Studios Tour Various locations around the greater Santa Barbara area. Santa Barbara Studio Artists 13th Annual Open Studios Tour features access to up to 50 private studios of Santa Barbara’s award-winning professional artists. Tour guests will experience a wide variety of styles ranging from landscape, contemporary, and figurative painting to sculpture and assemblage. The two-day self-guided driving tour steers visitors to artists’ studios through the stunning back roads, charming neighborhoods and estates of one of the most beautiful coastal cities in the world. Related events include a month-long gallery preview exhibition, opening reception on August 7 and artist’s reception on August 22.

TBD. Contact Santa Barbara Studio Arts, call 280-9178, email info@santabarbarastudioartists.com, or visit santabarbarastudioartists.com

8/25

St. Vincent’s 13th Annual Golf Classic 10:00 AM. La Cumbre Country Club. St. Vincent’s will be hosting their 13th Annual Golf Classic. This premier event will include a delicious lunch buffet, an 18-hole Texas scramble tournament, putting and hole-inone contests, culminating in a lively awards ceremony and reception. All proceeds from this highly anticipated event will benefit the 600 low-income children, families, and seniors who call St. Vincent’s home.

$375 (single player). Contact Cheryl Gawron, call 683-6381, email cgawron@sv-sb.org, or visit stvincents-sb.org

8/30

Carpinteria Valley Historical Society Carpinteria Museum Marketplace 8:00 AM. Carpinteria Valley Museum of History, 956 Maple Ave., Carpinteria. Antiques & Vintage Market with over 70 vendors of antiques, collectibles, jewelry, furniture, books, plants, toys, clothing, decorative arts, household items and much more! Free admission for buyers. Selling space is $30.

Free admission. Contact David Griggs, call 684-3112, email david@carpinteriahistoricalmuseum.org , or visit carpinteriahistoricalmuseum.org

september September TBA

Bragg Health Institute Bragg FREE Health Lectures TBD. Bragg Health Institute presents: Bragg FREE Health Lectures. The mission of the Bragg Health Institute is to inspire and educate people of all ages to adopt a healthy lifestyle through optimal nutrition, exercise, positive attitudes and spiritual wellness. Dr. Patricia Bragg, Dr. John Westerdahl and leading health experts will discuss health, wellness and longevity topics along with nutrition and exercise demos.

September TBA

Special Olympics Santa Barbara Coast Village Car Show Gala 5:30 PM. TBD. Join classic car enthusiasts and celebrities at our 2nd Gala, kicking off the Classic Car Show weekend of outstanding events. Dinner, live and silent auction, dessert dash, dancing and fun.

$150. Contact Michelle Duke, call 884-1516, email mduke@sosc.org, or visit sosc.org/sbcarshow

September TBA

Santa Barbara Public Library Scrabble Night: Celebrate Thirty Years of Library Literacy Services in California 6:00 PM. 40 E. Anapamu St. Give your brain a fun workshop and enjoy two rounds of Scrabble at the fifth Scrabble Night for Literacy, benefiting the Santa Barbara Public Library System’s Adult Literacy Program. This year we’ll be celebrating 30 years of free adult literacy services in California public libraries. Open to all, from beginners to experts!

Contact Beverly Schwartzberg, call 564-5619, email literacy@sbplibrary.org and scrabblelibrary@gmail.com, or visit sbplibrary.org

9/4

Jewish Federation of Greater Santa Barbara Santa Barbara Art Association 5:00 PM. Bronfman Family Jewish Community Center, 524 Chapala St. A juried art show with art works in a mix of media and genres submitted by SBAA members to be judged for excellence.

No cost, a portion of art sales benefits the programs of the JCC. Contact Mike Witt, call 957-1115 x113, email mwitt@sbjf.org, or visit jewishsantabarbara.org/artatthejcc.aspx

9/6

Wildling Museum Anniversary Gala 6:00 PM. Wildling Museum, 1511-B Mission Dr., Solvang. Celebrating the anniversary of the Wildling Museum’s move to their Solvang facility.

Contact Jessica McLoughlin, call 686-8315, email jessica@wildlingmuseum.org, or visit wildlingmuseum.org/gala2014

9/6

Santa Barbara Yacht Club 10th Annual “Yachts of Love” Charity Regatta Noon. Santa Barbara Yacht Club. Since its inception the event has raised over $800,000 for the nonprofit so that Santa Barbara, Santa Ynez Valley, and Lompoc families have access to compassionate, quality hospice care from Visiting Nurse & Hospice Care. This popular event will feature an exciting boat race, delicious barbecue, lively music, and a wonderful program and silent auction—always a thrilling day of racing, entertainment, and goodwill!

$100 for adults, $30 under 12. Contact Elizabeth Adams, call 690-6290, email elizabeth.adams@vnhcsb.org, or visit vnhcsb.org

9/7

Arthritis Foundation Taste of the Town Noon. Riviera Park Gardens. Please join us for the ultimate Epicurean Adventure in Santa Barbara combining conviviality with elegant eating benefiting the Arthritis Foundation. Enjoy an afternoon with 40 Top Restaurants and 40 Top Wineries from Santa Barbara & the Santa Ynez Valley. Now in its 33rd year, it’s Santa Barbara’s original tasting event!

Contact Asher Garfinkel, call 563-4685, email agarfinkel@arthritis.org

Free. Contact Bragg Health Institute, call 968-1020, email development@bragghealthinstitute.org, or visit bragghealth.org

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9/12

Environmental Defense Center TGIF! (Thank Goodness It’s Friday Mixer) 5:30 - 7:30 PM. EDC Courtyard, 906 Garden St. Join EDC for one of the most pleasant happy hours in town with local wines, beer from New Belgium Brewing Company, hors d’ oeuvres, a raffle and live music provided by some of Santa Barbara’s finest musicians! Hosted by EDC, this is the perfect opportunity to hear from representatives of EDC and other nonprofit organizations in the tri-county region about our work in protecting the local environment

$15. Contact Jennifer Brown, call 963-1622, email jbrown@environmentaldefensecenter.org , or visit edcnet.org/news/upcoming_events/tgif.html

9/18

New Beginnings Counseling Center Changing Lives Gala Dinner 6:30 PM. El Encanto Hotel. Enjoy an evening of celebration and entertainment with New Beginnings. Your participation allows us to provide quality, affordable counseling and services to the most vulnerable in our community, helping those in need to get through difficult times.

Contact Marina Schuller, call 963-7777 x112, email MSchuller@sbnbcc.org, or visit sbnbcc.org

9/19

Santa Ynez Valley Marriott Miracles Happen Golf Tournament 10:30 AM. River Course at Alisal Golf Club. The Santa Ynez Valley Marriot supports children’s health and welfare through its inaugural Miracles Happen Golf Tournament, benefiting Children’s Miracle Network at Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital and People Helping People Children’s Health Programs. Golfers will compete in a shotgun-start Texasscramble-format tournament with prizes for low net score, long drive and putting competitions, and much more. Registration is $125 per golfer or $400 for a foursome registering together; sponsorship opportunities are still available.

$125-$400. Contact Mike Hendrick, call 325-2020, email mhendrick@syvmarriott.com, or visit syvmarriott.com

9/19

Breast Cancer Resource Center BCRC Presents: Think Pink 5:00 PM. TBD. This annual fall event has been described as the “best fundraiser in SB.” Pick out your pinkest outfit and mingle with new & old friends and enjoy great food, live music, silent & live auction. Funds benefit BCRC educational programs and services addressing the needs of women dealing with breast cancer.

$175. Contact Pam, call 569-9693, email Pam@bcrcsb.org, or visit bcrcsb.org

9/20

Ganna Walska Lotusland Exceptional Plants: Auction and Sale Ganna Walska Lotusland. Ganna Walska Lotusland is a 37-acre botanical wonder—one of the great gardens of America—containing subtropical and tropical plants from around the world. More than just your average plant sale, this signature event is designed for garden connoisseurs, featuring choice, rare, and hard-to-find plants. The highlight of the event will be a spirited live auction during which a dozen or so very rare, very special plants will go under the gavel.

Contact Courtney Tentler, call 969-3767 x116, email ctentler@gmail.com, or visit lotusland.org

9/20

United Way of Santa Barbara County 23rd Annual Day of Caring 8:00 AM. Ben Page Youth Center & the Santa Barbara Community. Day of Caring is an opportunity to give back to the community through a morning of helping out the various nonprofits in our community. Following the Albertson’s Kick-Off Breakfast at Ben Page Youth Center, teams of volunteers from across the county gather to complete much-needed tasks such as painting, landscaping, gardening, sorting goods and general repairs.

Free. Contact Kerstin Padilla, call 965-8591, email kpadilla@unitedwaysb.org , or visit unitedwaysb.org

9/20

Center of the Heart Don Jose Ruiz - 5th Agreement 2:00 PM. 487 N. Turnpike Rd. Don Jose Ruiz, who collaborated with father don Miguel Ruiz on the Fifth Agreement: Guide to Self-Mastery, leads a discussion that offers a fresh perspective on the best-selling book The Four Agreements. Don Jose Ruiz gives a transformative lecture for creating a personal heaven here and now.

$35-$45. Contact Rev. Maryum Morse, call 964-4861, email info@centeroftheheart.com, or visit centeroftheheart.com

9/20 - 9/21

Coastal Quilters Guild, Inc. Harvest of Colors 10:00 AM. Earl Warren Showgrounds. The 9th Biennial Members’ Showcase. Over 200 Traditional & Art Quilts. Quilting Demonstrations. Gift Boutique, Merchant Mall.

Pre-Sale $8.00. Door $10.00. Contact Rosana Swing, call 680-2670, email rsrdswing@gmail.com, or visit CoastalQuilters.org

9/21

Special Olympics Santa Barbara Coast Village Classic Car Show 8:00 AM. Coast Village Rd., Montecito. The public is invited to enjoy rare and distinguished classic cars on display in Montecito as a fundraising event for Special Olympics Santa Barbara. Register your car early, volunteer, or attend the event.

Free to public. Fee for classic car entry. Contact Michelle Duke, call 884-1516, email mduke@sosc.org, or visit sosc.org/sbcarshow

9/26

Transition House Help-A-Kid No-Ball None. Join us for our 10th Annual Help-A-Kid No-Ball. Instead of using your donation to host a large party, Transition House sells tickets to an event you don’t have to attend. One hundred percent of the price of ticket sales goes directly to providing services and programs to the children living at Transition House!

Sponsor a Child = $1,000. Patron = $350, General Ticket = $150, Raffle Ticket = $10. Contact Carly Bass, call 966-9668, email cbass@transitionhouse.com, or visit transitionhouse.com

9/27

American Heart Association Santa Barbara Heart & Stroke Walk 9:00 AM. Fess Parker’s DoubleTree Resort. This 5K event raises funds in order to save lives and help fight the #1 and #2 causes of death in our community—heart disease and stroke. Companies and families participate by forming teams of walkers who obtain pledges on behalf of the American Heart Association. Every dollar raised brings us closer to our goal. Walk with us to save more lives!

Free. Contact Lisa Thomas, call 963-8862, email Lisa.M.Thomas@heart.org, or visit SBHeartWalk.com

9/27

Carpinteria Valley Historical Society Carpinteria Museum Marketplace 8:00 AM. Carpinteria Valley Museum of History, 956 Maple Ave., Carpinteria. Antiques & Vintage Market with over 70 vendors of antiques, collectibles, jewelry, furniture, books, plants, toys, clothing, decorative arts, household items and much more! Free admission for buyers. Selling space is $30.

Free admission. Contact David Griggs, call 684-3112, email david@carpinteriahistoricalmuseum.org , or visit carpinteriahistoricalmuseum.org

9/28

State St Ballet 20th Anniversary Gala 5:30 PM. Four Seasons The Biltmore. State St Ballet celebrates its “angels”—patrons and donors, artistic staff and talented dancers, as well as its loyal following—as Santa Barbara’s fully professional ballet company begins its 20th Anniversary Season. Expect nothing less than an extraordinary event that will, of course, include dancing!

$250. Contact Barbara Burger, call 722-2985, email bburgercreative@cox.net Santa Barbara Independent – 2014 Calendar of fundraisers – Page 12

october October TBA

Santa Barbara Botanic Garden Fall Plant Sale 10 AM - 5 PM. 1212 Mission Canyon Rd. Just in time to kick off the fall planting season, the Garden hosts the largest native plants sale between L.A. and San Francisco. From Abutilon to Zauschneria, find over 450 species and more than 5,000 plants in the same place. Join us as the Garden’s Courtyard is stocked with fascinating plants from growers across the state, including rare and hard-to-find species.

Free to Shop. Contact Bruce Reed, call 682-4726, email breed@sbbg.org, or visit sbbg.org

October TBA

Jewish Federation of Greater Santa Barbara Family Sukkot Party Bronfman Family Jewish Community Center, 524 Chapala St. Join us for stories, music, arts & crafts, snacks and games, prize drawing!

Free. Contact Holly Chadwin, call 957-1115 x109, email hchadwin@sbjf.org, or visit jewishsantabarbara.org/children-family.aspx

October TBA

Storyteller Children’s Center Storyteller Annual Gala 5:00 PM. TBD. Storyteller’s Annual Gala raises awareness and support for homeless children and families in Santa Barbara. Storyteller Children’s Center provides quality, tuitionfree Early Childhood Education for children, in addition to support services for their families. Photos of our past events can be found on our Facebook page.

TBD. Contact Joya Thomas, call 682-9585, email joya@storytellercenter.org, or visit storytellercenter.org

October TBA

Breast Cancer Resource Center Key to the Cure 5:30 PM. Saks Fifth Avenue. “Key To The Cure” national campaign raising funds for women cancer research and support centers, sponsored by Saks Fifth Avenue. Official launch day will include music, food, raffle, and trunk shows. A portion of sale proceeds will benefit BCRC educational programs and services addressing the needs of women dealing with breast cancer.

TBD. Contact Pam, call 569-9693, email Pam@bcrcsb.org, or visit bcrcsb.org

October TBA

Special Olympics Santa Barbara The Tennis Classic Noon. Santa Barbara Tennis Club. Join the Santa Barbara Tennis Patrons in this men’s and women’s doubles tennis tournament fundraiser for Special Olympics. Special Olympics athletes also play doubles with local HS and college team members in a Unified Tournament.

$150. Contact Michelle Duke, call 884-1516, email mduke@sosc.org, or visit sosc.org/santabarbara

10/4

American Institute of Architects, Santa Barbara Chapter ArchitecTours 10:00 AM. 229 E. Victoria St. Don’t miss the 6th annual ArchitecTours showcasing the design excellence and relevance of AIA architects’ work in our community. Featuring a new theme each year, the tour is a great opportunity to experience the projects and to meet with local AIA architects as well as landscape architects, general contractors and subcontractors. Pooling their talents, they create the significant buildings in our Santa Barbara community.

Contact Kathy Guidry, call 966-4198, email kathyguidry@aiasb.com, or visit aiasb.com


10/4

Pacific Pride Foundation 24th Annual Heart + Sole AIDS Walk Fess Parker’s DoubleTree Resort. For over 20 years, our community has helped raise vital funds for the men, women, and children living with, affected by, or at risk for HIV/AIDS in Santa Barbara County.

Contact Tyson Halseth, call 963-3636 x111, email tyson@pacificpridefoundation.org, or visit pacificpridefoundation.org

10/4

Heal the Ocean Curemos el Oceano! 6:00 PM. El Paseo. Great Mexican theme! Fabulous (SURPRISE) dancing music! Greatest party in Santa Barbara!

TBD. Contact Hillary Hauser, call 965-7570, email hillary@healtheocean.org, or visit healtheocean.org

10/5

Domestic Violence Solutions for Santa Barbara County High Esteem Tea 2:00 PM. Bacara Resort & Spa. The 7th Annual High Esteem Tea benefiting Domestic Violence Solutions

$80 per person. Contact Marsha Marcoe, call 963-4458 x103, email MarshaM@DVSolutions.org, or visit dvsolutions.org/

10/5

Foodbank of Santa Barbara County Table of Life Gala TBD. Pacifica Graduate Institute Former Fleischmann Estate, 249 Lambert Rd., Carpinteria. Guests learn about Foodbank programs while enjoying Pacifica Graduate Institute’s idyllic grounds and organic gardens. Sponsorship and ticket information will be released in early spring.

Contact Jane Lindsey, call 967-5741 x101, email info@foodbanksbc.org, or visit foodbanksbc.org/tableoflifegala.html

10/5

Carpinteria Valley Kiwanis 37th Annual Big Avocado 5K Run 7:00 AM. Carpinteria Viola Fields, Carpinteria. Unique cross-country-style 5K race along the Carpinteria Bluffs. All ages welcome. Register at Active.com. S.B. Athletic Association Grand Prix event.

Adult: $25. 18 & under: $20. Contact Rosana Swing, call 680-2670, email rsrdswing@gmail.com, or visit carpkiwanis.org/

10/9

Santa Barbara Foundation 72nd Annual Man and Woman of the Year 11:30 AM. Coral Casino, La Pacifica Ballroom. A celebration of those who enrich our lives by donating their time and talent, making a significant and positive impact in the Santa Barbara community.

$65. Contact Jessica Tade, call 963-1873, email jtade@sbfoundation.org, or visit sbfoundation.org

10/10

Environmental Defense Center Final TGIF!: Fall Feast (Thank Goodness It’s Friday Mixer) 5:30 - 8:30 PM. EDC Courtyard, 906 Garden St. The Fall Feast is our TGIF season finale celebrating the bounty of food grown right here in Santa Barbara County! Join EDC for one of the most pleasant happy hours in town with local wines, beer from New Belgium Brewing Company, a complete catered dinner made from fresh, local foods, a raffle and live music from some of Santa Barbara’s finest! Hosted by EDC, this is the perfect opportunity to hear from representatives of EDC and other nonprofit organizations in the tri-county region about our work in protecting the local environment.

$20. Contact Jennifer Brown, call 963-1622, email jbrown@environmentaldefensecenter.org , or visit edcnet.org/news/upcoming_events/tgif.html

10/11

Santa Ynez Valley Therapeutic Riding Program Cowboy Ball 4:00 PM. Claxton Villa, 645 Refugio Rd., Santa Ynez. Please join us for a beautiful evening that support the Santa Ynez Valley Therapeutic Riding Program. Hors d’oeuvres & wine by D’Alfonso Curran at 4:00 p.m., followed by an elegant dinner in the garden catered by the renowned Chef Alfonso Curti of Trattoria Uliveto. Live music and fabulous silent and live auctions.

$100. Contact Robin Serritslev, call 325-1544, email robinserritslev@hotmail.com, or visit syvtherapeuticriding.org

10/11

Jewish Federation of Greater Santa Barbara YOUNG ADULT DIVISION (YAD) Sushi Sake Sumo Sukkot Party 7:00 PM. Bronfman Family Jewish Community Center, 524 Chapala St. YAD’s annual party a great way to kick off the Jewish new year! Food & drink, prize drawing & auction, and more! Ages 21-45.

Call to Artists! Announcing the return of Art From Scrap’s popular assemblage art event!

Saturday, April 5

TBD. Contact Jilli Spear, call 957-1115 x107, email jspear@sbjf.org, or visit jewishsantabarbara.org/YAD.aspx

10/12

Rotary Club of Santa Barbara Sunrise 43rd Annual Old Time Fiddlers’ Convention and Festival 10:00 AM. Rancho La Patera & Stow House. The 43rd Annual Old Time Fiddlers’ Convention and Festival is a music sharing, family friendly celebration of traditional American oldtime music and related styles. It includes one of the premier old-time music contests on the West Coast open to all ages and skill levels, and free workshops for a variety of instruments and traditional dance. Help support Rotary Sunrise’s local and international community service projects and enjoy delicious BBQ, local beer & wine, fine instrument & craft vendors, and plenty of activities for the kids!

General admission $20, Seniors & Students with ID $15, 17 & under Free. Contact Andy Doerr, call 450-2243, email roadtunes@cox.net, or visit fiddlersconvention.org

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The Hollister Family is awarding $1,000 total in cash prizes for 1st, 2nd & 3rd place winners All art must be delivered to the AFS Gallery by Monday, March 3 Call for details & information: 805-884-0459 x13 • artfromscrap.org

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10/16

People Helping People Empty Bowls Dine N’ Donate 6:00 AM. Santa Ynez Valley. People Helping People (PHP) annually celebrates World Food Day with its Empty Bowls: Dine and Donate campaign to highlight the fact that in the United States and even in the Santa Ynez and Los Alamos Valleys, many children and adults go to bed hungry. Local restaurants and wineries will donate a portion of their meals and tasting sales on October 16th toward PHP’s Food Programs as part of a national movement to increase awareness, understanding, and year-around action to alleviate hunger. Restaurants and winery tasting rooms participating in the Empty Bowls fundraiser for the PHP Food program will be listed on the PHP website and will display an Empty Bowls poster signifying their support for the program.

Cost of purchased dinner. Contact Fahim S. Farag, call 686-0295, email fahim@syvphp.org, or visit syvphp.org/events/empty-bowls

10/17 - 10/19

CALM Antiques, Decorative Arts & Vintage Show and Sale 11:00 AM. Earl Warren Showgrounds, 3400 Calle Real. The Antiques, Decorative Arts and Vintage Show to Benefit CALM began over 21 years ago and is now recognized as one of the most sought after shows on the West Coast. So come see for yourself. Eighty of the west’s finest dealers specializing in Antiques, Decorative Arts and Vintage Treasurers will be selling everything from period furniture, garden artifacts, decorative accessories, paintings, estate jewelry, silver, textiles, linens, glassware, china, porcelain, and much, much more.

$6, $5 seniors, children under 12 free. One price all weekend. Parking is free. Contact April Thede, call 898-9715, email arthede@cox.net, or visit calmantiqueshows.com

10/18

Santa Barbara Rugby Assn / Elings Park Foundation Santa Barbara Beer Festival - Pints for the Park Noon. Elings Park. Receive a tasting glass and the opportunity to cruise the grounds of beautiful Elings Park for an afternoon, sampling the best brewers in the west. Your ticket purchase helps support two local Santa Barbara nonprofits, so you can feel good about it to boot.

$50. Contact Bonnie Keinath, email sbbeerfest@gmail.com, or visit sbbeerfestival.com

10/18

Hope Community Church Craft Faire 9:30 AM. 560 N. La Cumbre. Our 3rd Annual Hope Community Craft Faire helps support an Orphanage in South Africa. We have approximately 30 vendors and provide a wide range of items and gifts, from “Art to Zinnias”—one-stop shopping for all your gift needs! Interested vendors please contact.

Free. Contact Sue Merrick, call 845-8095, email semerrick@gmail.com, or visit hopesb.com

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10/19

Anacapa School Annual Grape Stomp 2:00 PM. Fess Parker Winery. The third annual Grape Stomp to benefit the scholarship fund at Anacapa School will feature grape stomping a Santa Maria-style barbecue, Fess Parker wines and winery tours.

Free-$75. Contact Susannah O’Dea, call 965-0228, email anacapa@anacapaschool.org, or visit anacapaschool.org

10/20

The First Tee Central Coast 10th Annual First Tee Classic 10:00 AM. La Cumbre Country Club. Annual Golf Tournament to benefit The First Tee Central Coast. We are Impacting – Influencing – Inspiring young people through the game of golf.

$275. Contact Butch Breeden, call 637-9415, email butch.thefirsttee@gmail.com, or visit thefirstteecentralcoast.org

10/22

Mental Wellness Center 4th Annual Mental Wellness Luncheon 11:45 AM. Carrillo Recreation Center Ballroom. The Mental Wellness Luncheon is the premier fundraising event of the Mental Wellness Center. Join us for an opportunity to be inspired by all of the amazing work that MWC is doing for those in our community with mental health challenges. The luncheon is one hour and includes an exclusive video presentation and catered lunch. Attendance at this event is by invitation only so please inquire to let us know you are interested in coming!!

Free - By Invitation Only. Contact Thea Vandervoort, call 884-8440, email tvandervoort@mentalwellnesscenter.org , or visit mentalwellnesscenter.org

10/22

Foodbank of Santa Barbara County Santa Maria Empty Bowls 11:30 AM. Santa Maria Fairpark, 937 S. Thornburg St., Santa Maria. Attendees choose a beautiful handmade bowl, enjoy a simple meal of soup, bread and water and then take the bowl home as a reminder of hunger-related issues in our communities.

$25 (Tickets available in September). Contact Judith Monte, call 937-3422 x106, email jmonte@foodbanksbc.org, or visit foodbanksbc.org/events-emptybowls-sm.html

10/25

Carpinteria Valley Historical Society Carpinteria Museum Marketplace 8:00 AM. Carpinteria Valley Museum of History, 956 Maple Ave., Carpinteria. Antiques & Vintage Market with over 70 vendors of antiques, collectibles, jewelry, furniture, books, plants, toys, clothing, decorative arts, household items and much more! Free admission for buyers. Selling space is $30.

Free admission. Contact David Griggs, call 684-3112, email david@carpinteriahistoricalmuseum.org , or visit carpinteriahistoricalmuseum.org

10/26

Center of the Heart Soul Sunday featuring Gino Walker 10:30 AM. 487 N. Turnpike Rd. Enjoy R&B favorites from Gino Walker, the voice & the spirit that will inspire your soul, empower your mind, and let loose joy from your heart. This soulful chanteuse and inspirational speaker headlines our annual Soul Sunday, backed by George Friedenthal and Eje Lynn-Jacobs. Music, good food available to purchase from Georgia’s Smokehouse gourmet catering truck, and a Sunday morning service with more music and less talk!

Free. Contact Rev Maryum Morse, call 964-4861, email info@centeroftheheart.com, or visit centeroftheheart.com Santa Barbara Independent – 2014 Calendar of fundraisers – Page 13


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Girls Inc. of Greater Santa Barbara Celebration Luncheon 11:00 AM. TBD. This luncheon celebrates girls’ lives in our community, and presents the Smart, Strong, and Bold Awards, recognizing individuals and organizations that embody the mission, vision and values of Girls Incorporated.

Contact Shannon Kelly, call 963-4757 x19, email skelly@girlsincsb.org, or visit girlsincsb.org

November TBA

KCSB-FM Annual Membership Fund Drive 10 days 24/7. On-air telethon. During our once-yearly fund drive, supporters can show their support for the only noncommercial community radio station based in Santa Barbara.

$25 for students, $50 for non-students. Contact, 893-2424, email ted.coe@kcsb.org, or visit kcsb.org

November TBA

Special Olympics Santa Barbara Turkey Bowl 9:00 AM. Zodos Bowling & Beyond. Form or join a bowling team and bowl with the Special Olympics bowling team in this seasonal fundraiser. Lunch included.

$20. Contact Michelle Duke, call 884-1516, email mduke@sosc.org, or visit sosc.org/santabarbara

Domestic Violence Solutions for Santa Barbara County Run For Love 5-K 9:00 AM. Goleta Beach Park. Second Annual Run For Love 5-K run/walk.

$250. Contact Marsha Marcoe, call 963-4458 x103, email MarshaM@DVSolutions.org, or visit dvsolutions.org/

11/1

People Helping People Vino de Sueños Release Celebration 3:00 PM. Santa Ynez Valley Marriot. Vino de Sueños (VDS), “Wine of Dreams,” is a release celebration for the wine brand of PHP, the combination of efforts by a small group of premium Santa Barbara County vintners and local artists who create original works for the event and bottle labels. Wineries donate the VDS wines available for tasting and sale exclusively at the event. Local artists produce artwork that PHP turns into custom wine labels, and the original artwork is sold in a silent auction, in addition to lifestyle and luxury items.

$50. Contact Fahim S. Farag, call 686-0295, email fahim@syvphp.org, or visit vinodesuenos.com

11/2

Foodbank of Santa Barbara County Santa Barbara Empty Bowls 11:00 AM. Rockwood Woman’s Club, 670 Mission Canyon Rd. The Foodbank’s 15th Annual Empty Bowls is a unique community event that is suitable for the whole family. Attendees sample soups and breads from local restaurants, participate in a spectacular raffle, enjoy a marketplace filled with pottery crafted by local artists and take home a handmade bowl.

$25 (Tickets available in September). Contact Diane Durst, call 967-5741 x104, email dmdurst@foodbanksbc.org , or visit foodbanksbc.org/events-emptybowls-sb.htm l

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11/8 - 11/9

Contact Debra Roets, call 965-3443 or visit wagingpeace.org

Varies. Contact Mo McFadden, call 689-5053, email mcmpr101@gmail.com, or visit pierreclaeyssensveteransmuseum.com

11/7 - 11/9

11/9

Nuclear Age Peace Foundation 31st Annual Evening For Peace 5:30 PM. Coral Casino, La Pacifica Ballroom. An inspiring benefit to honor a distinguished peace leader. Past honorees include XIVth Dalai Lama, Walter Cronkite, Dr. Carl Sagan, Archbishop Desmond Tutu, Ted Turner, Captain Jacques-Yves Cousteau, Her Majesty Queen Noor of Jordan, and Dr. Linus Pauling, among many others of note.

Santa Ynez Valley Historical Museum 30th Annual Vaquero Show & Sale 3596 Sagunto St., Santa Ynez. This weekend event that celebrates the lifestyle and heritage or California’s earliest cowboy. Noted artisans and collectors from throughout the western United States will display and sell cowboy and western apparel, quality artwork, horse tack, handcrafted leather items, one-of-a-kind memorabilia and much more. The popular Vaquero Preview Party with early purchasing privileges and a Gala Vaquero dinner and auction on Friday evening kick off the weekend festivities.

$5-$85. Contact Chris Bashforth, call 688-7889, email membership.syvm@verizon.net, or visit santaynezmuseum.org

11/8

Pierre Claeyssens Veterans Museum PCVM Presents Veterans Weekend Various locations in S.B. Nonstop events on Saturday & Sunday from the S.B. Int’l Veterans Marathon on Sat. to the Military Ball that evening to the free Concert & Parade on Sunday. Please visit the website or Facebook page for details on how you can participate and honor ALL veterans and their families.

Human Rights Watch Human Rights Watch Voices for Justice Dinner 5:30 PM. Fess Parker’s DoubleTree Resort. For 35 years, Human Rights Watch has been at the forefront of the international human rights movement, investigating human rights abuses and exposing the truth to create deeprooted change. Across the globe, we work in tandem with local activists who often put their lives at risk to protect the rights and dignity of others. At the Voices for Justice Dinner, Human Rights Watch will honor two courageous individuals and present them with our highest tribute—the Alison Des Forges Award for Extraordinary Activism—in recognition of their unwavering, fearless commitment to human rights. Please join us!

Contact Hava Manasse, call 310-477-5540, email hava.manasse@hrw.org, or visit hrw.org

Alzheimer’s Association Walk to End Alzheimer’s 9:00 AM. Earl Warren Showgrounds. The Walk is a heartwarming fundraising event to honor victims and families, support our chapter’s programs and services and raise funds for research. Start your team today at alz. org/walk and make plans for the Kick-Off event on June 25. The Walk is a 5K and the route goes from the Showground to State St. and back or fundraisers can stay and enjoy music, vendors and a Classic Car Show followed by a delicious lunch.

11/12

N/A. Contact Genny Bolton, call 892-4259 x101, email gbolton@alz.org, or visit alz.org/walk

Free. Contact K.C. Murphy Thompson, call 563-8820, email kcthompson@hospiceofsantabarbara.org , or visit hospiceofsantabarbara.org

Hospice of Santa Barbara Solo Art Exhibition and Open House Hospice of Santa Barbara’s Leigh Block Gallery, 2050 Alameda Padre Serra, Ste. 100. Join Hospice of Santa Barbara for its next art exhibition open house to enjoy wine, refreshments and the artwork of an asyet-to-be-announced local artist. A portion of the proceeds from art sales will be donated to Hospice of Santa Barbara.


11/15

CALM CALM at Heart 6:00 AM. TBD. Enjoy a casual evening out while learning about the healing power of the work CALM does with children in our community.

TBD. Contact Lori Goodman, call 965-2376, email lgoodman@calm4kids.org, or visit calm4kids.org

11/15

St. Vincent’s Annual Fashion Show and Luncheon 10:30 AM. Bishop Diego High School. Event begins with a silent auction, offering attendees the opportunity to bid on a wide variety of artwork, jewelry, and themed gift baskets, and the chance to win exciting raffle items and door prizes, and includes a delicious lunch provided by Karleskint Catering served by Bishop Diego High School students, while models showcase the latest holiday fashions. Hosted by co-chairs Claudia Lash and Pat Lupo, this long-cherished event benefits St. Vincent’s low-income children, mothers, and families.

$50 per person. Contact Cheryl Gawron, call 683-6381, email cgawron@sv-sb.org, or visit stvincents-sb.org

11/15

Center of the Heart Fall Rummage Sale 8:00 AM. 487 N. Turnpike Rd. Clear out your closets and overflow items and donate to a great cause that supports local children’s charities. Attend our Fall Rummage Sale and discover premium clothing, household items and more. Volunteers are welcome.

Donations accepted. Contact Roxy Angel, call 964-4861, email info@centeroftheheart.com, or visit centeroftheheart.com

11/29

Carpinteria Valley Historical Society Holiday Faire 10:00 AM. Carpinteria Valley Museum of History, 956 Maple Ave., Carpinteria. Charming St fair featuring 85 artisans of handmade fine art, arts & crafts, and Christmas gifts and decor. Also includes food booths, live folk music, face-painting, Santa Claus & more!

Free admission for buyers. Selling space: $75-$95. Contact David Griggs, call 684-3112, email david@carpinteriahistoricalmuseum.org, or visit carpinteriahistoricalmuseum.org

december December TBA

Jewish Federation of Greater Santa Barbara Family Chanukah Party Bronfman Family Jewish Community Center, 524 Chapala St. Join us for stories, music, arts & crafts, snacks and games, prize drawing!

Free. Contact Holly Chadwin, call 957-1115 x109, email hchadwin@sbjf.org, or visit jewishsantabarbara.org/children-family.aspx

December TBA

Visions of Hope Jazz and Gospel Brunch 11:00 AM. The Santa Barbara Carriage and Western Museum. Kick your boots off and enjoy some good home cooking with live jazz and gospel music.

$20 per adult, child under 12 eats free accompanied by an adult. Contact Phil, call 319-1762, email visionsofhope@cox.net

TBD. Contact Jilli Spear, call 957-1115 x107, email jspear@sbjf.org, or visit jewishsantabarbara.org/YAD.aspx

11/20

December TBA

Corporate Philanthropy Roundtable/ Santa Barbara Foundation Entrepreneurs in Philanthropy TBD. CPR events are held throughout the year with guest speakers providing viewpoints on corporate philanthropy trends and best practices. Guests are provided with opportunities to network and engage with colleagues from the Santa Barbara business community.

Free for members; $35 for nonmembers. Contact Ashley ButlerSoberano, call 963-1873, email abutler@sbfoundation.org, or visit sbfoundation.org/cpr

11/22

Jewish Federation of Greater Santa Barbara Super Sunday Phonathon 9:00 AM. Bronfman Family Jewish Community Center, 524 Chapala St. Join Federation’s biggest fundraiser of the year! Money raised goes to those in need every day—locally, nationally, and internationally. We—and you—send kids to camp, counsel those in distress, promote Jewish leadership, feed the hungry, and shelter the poor. Won’t you be part of this great effort?

Free. Contact Marilyn Simon-Gersuk, call 957-1115 x106, email marilyn@sbjf.org, or visit jewishsantabarbara.org

11/22 - 11/23

Santa Barbara Botanic Garden Holiday Marketplace 10 AM - 4 PM. 1212 Mission Canyon Rd. Join us as the Garden’s Courtyard is transformed into a veritable Santa’s Workshop for this weekend-long, tented crafts festival with artful and edible treats created by more than 40 local artisans. Shop for unique, handcrafted items including ceramics, textiles, jewelry, and more. Live entertainment and refreshments available.

Free to Shop. Contact Gail Milliken, call 682-4726 x113, email gmilliken@sbbg.org, or visit sbbg.org

Breast Cancer Resource Center Holiday Tea & Fashion Show Noon. Four Seasons The Biltmore. A festive holiday-inspired event. Enjoy delicious food and runway fashions modeled by BCRC clients. Festivities include silent auction, a fabulous jewelry boutique, and pick & choose raffle. Funds benefit BCRC educational programs and services addressing the needs of women and men dealing with breast cancer. Sponsorship opportunities available.

TBD. Contact Pam, call 569-9693, email Pam@bcrcsb.org, or visit bcrcsb.org

12/7

Jewish Federation of Greater Santa Barbara Young Adult Division (YAD) Vodka Latke! TBD. YAD’s annual party is the pinnacle of Chanukah celebrations for the Central Coast, and we’re going all out this year—join us! Gourmet food & drink, DJ & dancing, music, prize drawing & auction, spectacular lights and more! Ages 21-45.

11/15

12/7

Bragg Health Institute Bragg FREE Health Lectures TBD. Bragg Health Institute presents: Bragg FREE Health Lectures. The mission of the Bragg Health Institute is to inspire and educate people of all ages to adopt a healthy lifestyle through optimal nutrition, exercise, positive attitudes and spiritual wellness. Dr. Patricia Bragg, Dr. John Westerdahl and leading health experts will discuss health, wellness and longevity topics along with nutrition and exercise demos.

Free. Contact Bragg Health Institute, call 968-1020, email development@bragghealthinstitute.org, or visit bragghealth.org

12/6

Living Faith Church Christmas Art & Craft Fair 11:00 AM. 4595 Hollister Ave. Support local artists and find that perfect gift just in time for the holidays! This annual event is a fundraiser for the Women’s Ministry at our church.

Free. Contact Barbara Anderson, call 453-7254, email barbara62239@gmail.com, or visit livingfaithsb.org

12/6

Hospice of Santa Barbara Light Up A Life 5:30 PM. Casa de la Guerra. Memorial tree lighting ceremonies in memory of loved ones who have died or those living who one wishes to honor. Stars may be purchased in advance at Hospice of Santa Barbara, 2050 Alameda Padre Serra, Suite 100.

$15 suggested donation per memorial star. Contact K.C. Murphy Thompson, Development Director, call 563-8820, email kcthompson@hospiceofsantabarbara.org , or visit hospiceofsantabarbara.org

Hospice of Santa Barbara Light Up A Life 5:30 PM. Camino Real Marketplace, Goleta. Memorial tree lighting ceremonies in memory of loved ones who have died or those living who one wishes to honor. Stars may be purchased in advance at Hospice of Santa Barbara, 2050 Alameda Padre Serra, Suite 100 or at the venues: Camino Real Marketplace in Goleta, Casa de la Guerra in Santa Barbara, and Linden Plaza in Carpinteria.

$15 suggested donation per memorial star. Contact K.C. Murphy Thompson, Development Director, call 563-8820, email kcthompson@hospiceofsantabarbara.org , or visit hospiceofsantabarbara.org

12/11

Jewish Federation of Greater Santa Barbara Chanukah & Hilarity Comedy Night! 6:00 PM. Bronfman Family Jewish Community Center, 524 Chapala St. Comedians from L.A., you’ve seen them on TV! Plus local talent. A great event for all ages! Bring your family and friends. Yummy food & drinks provided for your smiling face.

$4-$10. Contact Mike Witt, call 957-1115 x113, email mwitt@sbjf.org, or visit jewishsantabarbara.org/comedy-night.aspx

12/13

Santa Barbara Festival Ballet Nutcracker At The Arlington Gala 5:30 PM. Historic Arlington Theatre. Join Santa Barbara Festival Ballet to celebrate its 40th Anniversary on stage at the Nutcracker at the Arlington GALA. Honoring the legacy of Robert and Carol Hanlin (Goleta Civic Ballet/SBFB), and over 1000 Alumni, all who have been instrumental in keeping this full cultural experience of classic ballet performed with a live, full symphony orchestra at the historic Arlington Theatre alive! Santa Barbara’s cherished Nutcracker at the Arlington welcomes our community to Embrace the Arts at this event.

TBD. Contact Denise Rinaldi, call 966-0711, email info@santabarbarafestivalballet.com , or visit santabarbarafestivalballet.com

12/13

Hospice of Santa Barbara Light Up A Life 5:30 PM. Linden Plaza, Carpinteria. Memorial tree lighting ceremonies in memory of loved ones who have died or those living who one wishes to honor. Stars may be purchased in advance at Hospice of Santa Barbara, 2050 Alameda Padre Serra, Suite 100 or at the venues: Camino Real Marketplace in Goleta, Casa de la Guerra in Santa Barbara, and Linden Plaza in Carpinteria.

$15 suggested donation per memorial star. Contact K.C. Murphy Thompson, call 563-8820, email kcthompson@hospiceofsantabarbara.org , or visit hospiceofsantabarbara.org

12/22

Center of the Heart Candle Lighting Ritual Ceremony 7:00 PM. 487 N. Turnpike Rd. Center of the Heart welcomes the Santa Barbara community to a candle-lighting ceremony to participate in blessing the World with peace and good will. Refreshments served and all faiths are welcome to attend.

Free. Contact Rev Maryum Morse, call 964-4861, email info@centeroftheheart.com, or visit centeroftheheart.com

SANTA BARBARA WALK Saturday, October 11, 2014 Leadbetter Beach JDRF provides: • Bags of Hope to newly diagnosed families • Peer support to people living with Type 1 diabetes • Ongoing activities for the T1D community In the Ventura, Santa Barbara & San Luis Obispo counties.

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2014

Teen Star

®

Presented by:

Congratulations to this year’s

Teen Star!

Mary-Grace Langhorne Goleta Valley JHS

and all the 2014 finalists! Special thanks to all our sponsors that helped make Teen Star 2014 happen:

This project is funded in part by the Organizational Development Grant Program using funds provided by the City of Santa Barbara in partnership with the Santa Barbara County Arts Commission

www.TeenStarUSA.com • Facebook.com/TeenStarSB • Tickets at GranadaSB.org A LAMBERT PRODUCTION


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