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Calendar of Fundraisers 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 galas, Santa Barbara’s nonprofits make it possible for all of us to give back to our community in enjoyable and creative ways. We at The Independent continue to support and applaud the organizations whose yearlong altruism improves the lives and welfare of many in our community.


January 1/26 The Cecilia Fund The Cecilia Fund 125th Anniversary Tea 2:30 PM - 4:30 PM. The Santa Barbara Club. 1105 Chapala St.

125th Anniversary Tea and Membership Meeting $35.00 plus membership. Contact Susan Johnson, email ceciliafundsb@gmail.com, or visit ceciliafund.org

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Alpha Resource Center Open House 10:30 AM - 1 PM. Alpha Resource

Center. 4501 Cathedral Oaks Road

Alpha ‘s Open House please stop by anytime! Guided tour starts at 11am, lunch will be served at noon - please RSVP to Melissa Fitch mfitch@alphasb.org if you will be joining us for lunch. Free. Contact Melissa Fitch, phone 683.2145, email Mfitch@alphasb.org , or visit alphasb.org

1/27 - 1/29 Child Abuse Listening Mediation Antiques, Decorative Arts and Vintage Show to benefit CALM 11 AM - 5 PM. Earl Warren

Showgrounds. 3400 Calle Real This three day exhibition and sale will have treasures for the beginning collector and the most discriminating connoisseur. Period furniture, vintage artifacts, rugs, paintings, jewelry, silver, linens, glassware, china and more will be available. Proceeds from the event will benefit CALM, a local nonprofit agency specializing in the prevention and treatment of child abuse and neglect. $6/$5 with ad, $5 seniors one price all weekend with free parking. Contact April Thede, phone 898-9715, email arthede@cox.net, or visit calmantiqueshows.com

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Carpinteria Valley Historical Society Carpinteria Museum Marketplace

Youth and Family Services Dine and Donate

8 AM - 3 PM. Carpinteria Valley

11 AM - 9 PM. Persona Wood Fired Pizzeria. 905 State Street Santa Barbara, CA 93101

Antiques & Vintage Market with over 70 vendors of antiques, collectibles, jewelry, furniture, books, plants, toys, clothing, decorative arts, household items and much more!

Persona Pizzeria proudly supports Youth and Family Services! Simply mention Youth and Family Services when you dine at Persona Wood Fired Pizzeria on the January 31st 2017 and Youth and Family Services will receive 20% of the sales!

Museum of History. 956 Maple Ave. Carpinteria CA 93013

Free admission for buyers; Vendor space is $30. Contact David Griggs, phone 684-3112, email david@ carpinteriahistoricalmuseum. org, or visit carpinteriahistoricalmuseum. org

1/28 Devereux Foundation Art and Soul 4:30 PM - 9 PM. Decker’s

Rotunda. 6601 Hollister, Goleta, Calif. Art fundraiser, with original pieces presented by Devereux clients and other community artists, live auction, silent auction and raffle drawing. Live music, beer, wine and appetizers included in the ticket price. Opportunity to shop at Decker’s stores, with portions of the entire fundraiser going to support Devereux programs. $50 and $60 at the door. Contact Amy Evans, Executive Director, phone 968-2525, ext. 160392, email aevans2@ devereux.org, or visit devereux.org

1/28 Devereux CA Devereux’s Art & Soul 4 PM - 8 PM. Decker’s Rotunda.

6601 Hollister Ave

Join us to support Devereux’s 1st annual fundraising and awareness event! Showcasing beautiful art from Devereux artists as well as local professional artists! There will be: Live & Silent Auctions | Live Music | Hors D’euvres | Wine & Cocktails | Prize Drawings | Art for Sale. Come support a great cause! $50 online or $60 at the door. Contact Amy Evans, Executive Director, phone 968-2525, email Aevans2@devereux.org, or visit DevereuxCA.org

Contact Mavel Tortoledo, phone 963-8775, email mavel.tortoledo@ciymca. org, or visit ciymca.org/ youthandfamilyservices/

February 2/4 Starr King Parent Child Workshop 68th Starr King PCW Annual Rummage Sale 8 AM - 3 PM. Earl Warren

Showgrounds, Warren Hall. 3400 Calle Real, SB, CA 93105 Starr King rummage sale is a popular one-day event that features incredible deals on some fine quality rummage items- clothing (kids and adults), housewares, books, garden supplies, toys, furnishings and treasures. This event captures the attention of 1700 rummage shoppers annually. There is also a bake sale with food from local businesses. FREE. ($10 early entry at 7am). Contact Sara CranstounJones, phone 966.1325, email Starrkingrummage@gmail. com

2/11 Friendship Center 18th Annual Festival of Hearts 11:30 AM - 2:30 PM. The Fess Parker--A Doubletree Resort. 633 E. Cabrillo Blvd., Santa Barbara CA 93103

The Festival of Hearts is a luncheon with wine, Heart-Art by local artists and celebrities, and live auction. This year’s theme is California Dreamin’, so get out your aloha shirts and stylin’ sarongs! Proceeds from the event support Friendship Center’s H.E.A.R.T. (Help Elders

At Risk Today) Program, subsidizing the cost of adult day services for low-income aging and dependent adults and providing support and resources for their family caregivers. $125 per person. Contact Justine Sutton, phone 969-0859, email justine@ friendshipcentersb.org, or visit friendshipcentersb.org

2/11 Live Oak U.U. Congregation Disco Dreams Auction 4 PM - 8 PM. Live Oak U. U.

Congregation. 820 N. Fairview Ave, Goleta, Ca 93117 Annual Silent and Live auctions. Raffle, Food, Fun for the whole family. Theme is Disco Dreams this year so remember to wear your bell bottoms and platform shoes. $5/person. Contact Marie Arnold, coordinator, phone 967-7867, email administrator@liveoakgoleta. org, or visit liveoakgoleta.org

2/12 Arthritis Foundation Santa Barbara 7th Annual Chinese New Year Dinner 5 PM - 8 PM. China Pavilion. 1202

Chapala Street

Experience a 10-course gourmet feast and learn the History of Chinese New Year. Benifiting area children with arthritis and the work of the Arthritis Foundation Santa Barbara. $100. Contact Joe Evans, phone 563-4685, email JEvans@arthritis.org, or visit arthritis.org

2/17 Opera Santa Barbara The Opera Ball 6 PM - 10:30 PM. Four Seasons

Biltmore Hotel. 1260 Channel Drive

Opera Santa Barbara presents The Opera Ball, a black tie gala celebrating Belle Epoque France. The event will feature a three-course dinner, operatic arias and duets performed by professional opera singers, dancing to DJ Gavin Roy and special surprises. $300 per person, $600 per couple. Contact Opera Santa Barbara, phone 898.3890, email info@operasb.org, or visit operasb.org


2/18 Carpinteria Rotary Charitable Foundation Carpinteria Talent Showcase 7 PM - 9 PM. Plaza Playhouse

Theater. 4916 Carpinteria Ave There’s something special about a small town talent show. We don’t have winners or losers but we do have great performers, young and old, each prepared to entertain you as; singers, dancers, comedians, magicians, storytellers, musicians and more. Enjoy the reception before the show! Tickets $45 or event Sponsorship . Contact Barry Enticknap, phone 450-0807, email BarryCarpRotary@ gmail.com

Carpinteria Education Foundation Carpinteria Winter Warm Up - In honor of Richard Partida 8 AM - 9:30 AM. Carpinteria Viola Fields. Carpinteria Ave.

Join us for a 5K trail run on the Carpinteria Bluffs, this event is the perfect quick race/run for both the elite and beginning runner. Achieve your new PR of the season! Run is a SBAA Grand Prix and Junior Grand Prix Run.

5:30 PM. Dargan’s Irish Pub &

Join us for a day of healing and divine wisdom! In our community of Santa Barbara we have healers who will offer a wide variety of modalities for your enjoyment. These modalities include (and are not limited) to: Tarot cards, Intuitive channeling, Intuitive healers, Angel Card Readers, Massage, Energy Workers, and More! Each Healer will offer mini-treatments and sessions for $20 for 15 minutes* This is guaranteed to be an amazing day! Come meet & Experience our gifted community members. * Sudama Mark Kennedy & Artemis Ozten & John of God Crystal Bed sessions are priced higher go to http://www.centeroftheheart.com for more info or call (805) 964-4861

Held in conjunction with the Barbara Ireland Walk & Run for Breast Cancer, the event raises funds for breast cancer programs and services at the Cancer Center of Santa Barbara. A drink and appetizers is included with the price of admission. A silent auction and raffle round out the evening.

$20 for 15 minutes. Contact Rev. Maryum Morse, phone 964-4861, email info@ centeroftheheart.com, or visit centeroftheheart.com/event/ winter-2017-healing-artsfaire-2505

2/25 Carpinteria Valley Historical Society Carpinteria Museum Marketplace 8 AM - 3 PM. Carpinteria Valley

Museum of History. 956 Maple Ave. Carpinteria CA 93013

Restaurant. 18 E Ortega St, Santa Barbara, CA 93101

$15; $20. Contact Stephanie Carlyle, phone 898-2116, email stephanie@ccsb.org, or visit ccsb.org/irelandwalk2017

3/1 Santa Barbara Charter School Bright Futures Luncheon 12 PM - 1 PM. Cabrillo Pavilion Arts Center. 1118 E. Cabrillo Boulevard

Everything we do at Santa Barbara Charter School is guided by our mission and vision of what works best for students and their families. Instead of multiple, volunteer intensive events, we host a single major fundraiser each spring. This inspirational event is the Bright Futures Luncheon. Free. Contact Laura Donner, phone 967-6522, email ldonner@sbunified.org, or visit sbcharter.org

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$25. Contact Debra McCarty , phone 566-1615, email debra@ carpedfoundation.org, or visit carpeducationfoundation.org/ events-page/the-carpinteriatriple-crown-for-education/

Antiques & Vintage Market with over 70 vendors of antiques, collectibles, jewelry, furniture, books, plants, toys, clothing, decorative arts, household items and much more!

WA Event Management Santa Barbara Jazz Festival Redux Opening Night Screening One Note at a Time

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Free admission for buyers; Vendor space is $30.. Contact David Griggs, phone 684-3112, email david@ carpinteriahistoricalmuseum. org, or visit carpinteriahistoricalmuseum. org

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Alpha Resource Center SlingShot Open House 10:30 AM - 1:30 PM. SlingShot

Art Forum. 220 West Cannon Perdidio SlingShot Art Forum Open House studio and gallery tour come see our artists at work and tour the gallery. Please RSVP for lunch to mfitch@ alphasb.org Free. Contact Melissa Fitch, phone 683.2145, email mfitch@alphasb.org, or visit alphasb.org

2/25 Center of the Heart Winter 2017 Healing Arts Faire

March Date TBD Cancer Center of Santa Barbara Barbara Ireland Walk & Run for Breast Cancer Kick-Off Party

8 PM - 11 PM. The Sandbox . 414

Santa Barbara Jazz Festival Redux presents One Note At A Time $10. Contact Warner Anderson, phone 805.323.6160, or email waeventmanagement @outlook.com

3/4 CALM Auxiliary CALM Auxiliary 31st Annual Celebrity Authors Luncheon 10 AM - 3 PM. Fess Parker’s Double Tree Resort and Hotel. 633 East Cabrillo Blvd, Santa Barbara, CA

Join us for a great lunch, with Andrew Firestone as Master of Ceremonies, and hear interest-

ing interviews with best-selling authors. Books will be available for purchase and signing. More info at Calm4kids.org/events $150/pp and Sponsorships Available. Contact Laura Barella, phone 969-5590, email calmauxiliary@gmail. com, or visit calm4kids.org

3/4 Ojai Mardi Gras Wake-Up!Krewe INC OJAI MARDI GRAS MASQUERADE BALL 7:30 PM - 1 AM. Ojai Valley

Woman’s Club. 441 Ojai Ave. Ojai, CA Come, join in, and celebrate a mind-bogglingly entertaining Ojai Tradition as the Ojai Mardi Gras Wake-Up! Krewe hosts their 27th Masquerade Ball as a fundraiser to support music and art in the Ojai Valley School District. The 10 piece Ojai Mardi Gras Band will be providing 5 hours of dancing and the OMG Art Fools will be putting months of work into creating amazing art pieces and decorations to go with this years theme; Through the Crystal Ball: Past, Present & Beyond, to create an evening not to be missed! $25 in advance, $30 at the door. Contact Shane Butler, phone 665-8852, email shane@ojaiconcertseries.com, or visit ojaimardigras.org

3/4 St. Andrew’s Preschool 16th Annual Family Festival & Silent Auction 11 AM - 2 PM. St. Andrew’s

Preschool. 4575 Auhay Drive Come join us for a day of family fun and fundraising. Carnival games, silent auction, BBQ lunch, prizes and more! All proceeds support the wonderful programs at St. Andrew’s Preschool. BBQ Tickets are $11(13 & Up) $6(12 & under) for more information please contact St. Andrew’s Preschool 805.964.6114. Contact Cindy Oliver, phone 964.6114, email please call 805.964.61143/4

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12 PM - 5 PM. Center of the Heart. 487 N. Turnpike Road, Santa Barbara, CA 93111


3/4 Bethania Preschool & Afterschool SYV Touch-A-Truck 10 AM - 2 PM. Bethania Preschool & Afterschool. 611 Atterdag Rd, Solvang, CA 93463

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We are back for our 2nd Annual SYV Touch-A-Truck and this family-friendly event for all ages is open to everyone and sure to be a great time for all! This event provides a unique experience for kids to climb on, climb in, honk horns and explore all kinds of vehicles! In addition to the trucks of all shapes and sizes, enjoy the music, face painting, bounce house, and hours of fun! (No horn hour from 10-11:00am for sensitive ears.) $5/person, $20/family of 5. Contact Lisa Petersen Kekuewa, phone 245.1561, email syvtouchatruck@gmail. com, or visit facebook.com/ syvtouchatruck

3/4 The Oaks Parent-Child Workshop 70th Anniversary Auction 3 PM - 7 PM. Cabrillo Pavilion

$65, $75, $125. Contact Regina Ruiz, phone 963-0761, email rruiz@sansum.org, or visit sansum.org

3/5 Santa Barbara Hillel Santa Barbara Hillel Hall of Fame 10:30 AM - 1 PM. Santa Barbara Hillel. 781 Embarcadero Del Mar, Isla Vista, CA 93117

Santa Barbara Hillel is pleased to honor Richard F. Parisse, Jill and Lenny Fromer, and Sarice and Mark Silverberg at our 14th Annual Santa Barbara Hillel Hall of Fame celebration. Richard, Jill, and Lenny will be inducted into the Hall of Fame and Sarice and Mark will receive our Alumni Achievement Award. Each of them has helped Santa Barbara Hillel become a hub of Jewish life and a home away from home for our students. Varies. Contact Jillian Juni, phone 968-1280, email jillian@ santabarbarahillel.org, or visit santabarbarahillel.org

3/8 Assisted Home Health & Hospice Foundation PetTini 5:30 PM - 9 PM. Levity Live. 591

Arts Center. 1118 E Cabrillo Blvd, Santa Barbara, CA

Collection Blvd, Oxnard, CA 93036

The Oaks Parent-Child Workshop celebrates its 70th year by continuing to provide an exceptional preschool experience for children while parents enhance their parenting skills and learn about child development. To commemorate the occasion The Oaks ParentChild Workshop will hold its 37th Annual Auction benefit on Saturday, March 4, 2017 at the Cabrillo Pavilion Arts Center. Guests can bid on one of a kind auction items, plus a whole lot more. Please join us!

The Assisted Home Health & Hospice Foundation is pleased to announce its upcoming PET-TINI Fundraiser. The PETTINI Fundraiser will include, live comedic entertainment, pet entertainment, reception & appetizers, silent auction, and much more! 100% of ALL proceeds from the event will benefit the Assisted Home Heath & Hospice Foundation’s Hands to Cuddle, Paws to Love program which strives to help pets stay by the side of Home Health and Hospice Patients.

$25. Contact Sunny Crandell, Director, phone 682-7609, email info@theoakspcw.org, or visit theoakspcw.org

$70. Contact Heather Donley, phone 379-3656, email marketing@assisted1.com, or visit assisted1.com/events/ pettini/

3/4 William Sansum Diabetes Center Jim Messina LIVE! 7 PM - 9 PM. Lobero Theatre.

33 E. Canon Perdido, Santa Barbara, CA 93101

Jim Messina and Special Guest

3/9 Visiting Nurse & Hospice Care PHorum: Perspectives in Healthcare 5:30 PM - 8 PM. The Fess Parker A DoubleTree Resort by Hilton. 633 E Cabrillo Blvd, Santa Barbara, CA 93103

PHorum is Santa Barbara’s annual healthcare symposium where national, regional and local health care leaders share and discuss relevant issues that impact our community. Now in its fourth year, PHorum will feature keynote speaker Dr. Lani Leary and a panel of esteemed local healthcare industry leaders who will discuss the universality of end of life, bereavement and preparing for a meaningful death. Free with Registration. Online Registration TBA in February. Contact Lailan McGrath, phone 690-6218, email lailan. mcgrath@vnhcsb.org, or visit vnhcsb.org/phorum

3/10 Santa Barbara Strings The Artistry of Strings - a benefit concert for Santa Barbara Strings 6 PM - 8 PM. Hahn Hall. 1070

Fairway Road, Santa Barbara 93108 A chamber music concert featuring Mary Beth Woodruff, violin; Jane Chung, violin; Basil Vendryes, viola; Andrew Smith, cello; and Robert Cassidy, piano. Santa Barbara Strings provides comprehensive training for musicians from kindergarten through high school in three progressive levels of string orchestras, traditional music, and chamber ensembles. Open to all students, Santa Barbara Strings aims to inspire life-long understanding and appreciation of classical music of all eras. $40 for adults, $10 for students. Contact Santa Barbara Strings, phone 455-2332, email sbstrings@ gmail.com, or visit santabarbarastrings.org

3/10 Santa Barbara Women’s Political Committee Protecting Feminist Values in the Trump Era 11:30 AM - 1:30 PM. Mulligans

Cafe. 3500 McCaw Ave, Santa Barbara The Santa Barbara Women’s Political Committee will be holding their 16th Annual Presidents’ Circle luncheon. Panelists who are experts in their field will speak and answer questions.

Member/Non-Member/ Scholarships available. Contact info@sbwpc.org, phone 800-977-9348, email info@sbwpc.org, or visit sbwpc.org

3/11 Cancer Center of Santa Barbara Barbara Ireland Walk & Run for Breast Cancer 8:30 AM. Chase Palm Park. 323 E Cabrillo Blvd, Santa Barbara, CA 93101

This 5K, 10K, and 15K walk and run takes place along the scenic Santa Barbara waterfront. At the conclusion of the Walk, participants may return to Chase Palm Park for the Spa Zone and lunch. $50; $60. Contact Stephanie Carlyle, phone 898-2116, email stephanie@ccsb.org, or visit ccsb.org/irelandwalk2017

3/11 Bishop Garcia Diego High School London Calling Gala and Auction Dinner 5 PM - 9 PM. Bishop Garcia

Diego High School Main and Practice Gyms. 4000 La Colina Road Silent and live auction, dinner, entertainment and Adopt-AStudent paddle raise $200.00 per person. Contact Stacey Carr, phone 967 1266 x 105, email scarr@bishopdiego. org, or visit bishopdiego.org

3/11 Junior League of Santa Barbara Junior League of Santa Barbara’s 9th Annual Gala - Old Spanish Nights 5:30 PM - 10 PM. Coral Casino

Four Seasons Biltmore Resort. 1260 Channel Dr, Santa Barbara, CA 93108 Join us for the Junior League of Santa Barbara’s 9th Annual Gala, Old Spanish Nights. This year’s theme was chosen to honor the rich tradition of Fiesta and Old Spanish Days in our community, which began in 1924, the same year that the Junior League of Santa Barbara was established. Join us for a fun and exciting evening, during which we will announce our 2017 Woman of the Year and will unveil our newly-selected Signature Project - a multi-year


initiative aimed at making lasting impact in our community. TBD. Contact 2017 JLSB Gala Co-Chairs, Alex SpurrSummers & Kelly Therrien, phone 963-2704, email Gala@ jlsantabarbara.org, or visit jlsantabarbara.org

3/11 The Waldorf School of Santa Barbara Benefit for the Waldorf School of Santa Barbara 6 PM - 10 PM.

3/15 Providence School Providence Forum 6 PM - 9 PM. Granada Theatre. 1214 State Street

An inspiring evening of relevant ideas and beautiful music, featuring singer and songwriter Jon Foreman (Switchfoot) and a conversation on how people can exhibit good faith in a complex culture led by Gabe Lyons, co-author of the book GOOD FAITH. Appetizers and dessert served. $100. Contact Elaine Rottman, phone 563-4770, email erottman@providencesb.org, or visit providencesb.org/ forum

TBA. Contact Tonie Acosta Young, phone 967.6656, email toniewaldorfsb@gmail.com, or visit waldorfsantabarbara.org

The Squire Foundation Creative Resource Arts Villa: CRAV art 2017: Artful Improvisation

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5:30 PM - 8:30 PM. Creative Arts Resource Villa (CRAV). Santa Barbara

The Santa Barbara Jazz Society The George Young Quartet 1 PM - 4 PM. SOhO. 1221 State

Street, Santa Barbara

The Santa Barbara Jazz Society presents famed saxophonist George Young and his quartet in concert at SOhO restaurant. Young, for many years a New York studio musician, plays all types saxes and now resides on the West Coast. He is considered a musician’s musician! Range $25, $15, $7, $5. Contact Natalie Wilson, phone 587-7123, email 805-687-7123, or visit sbjazz.org

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Join us for a experiential night of blended art forms; as paint, music and words collide in the moment. Your ticket to an evening of Auction, Art, Jazz, Poetry & Wine Please see website. Contact Jana Brody, phone 448-6873, email jana@ thesquirefoundation.org, or visit thesquirefoundation.org

3/16 William Sansum Diabetes Center 72nd Annual Santa Barbara International Orchid Show Gala Preview Party 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM. Earl Warren

Jewish Federation of Greater Santa Barbara Women’s Philanthropy Luncheon

Showgrounds. 3400 Calle Real, Santa Barbara, CA 93105

11 AM - 2 PM. Four Seasons

Contact Regina Ruiz, phone 682-7638, 246, email rruiz@ sansum.org | info@sansum. org, or visit sansum.org

Biltmore. 1260 Channel Drive, Santa Barbara A Conversation with Sherry Lansing - first female head of a Hollywood movie studio and founder of The Sherry Lansing Foundation. Proceeds to benefits the programs and services of the Bronfman Community Center. $95 plus $365 annual gift. Contact Jilli Spear, phone 9571115, email jspear@sbjf.org, or visit jewishsantabarbara.org

Gala Preview Party with a tour of the Orchid Displays

3/17 Santa Barbara International Orchid Show 72nd Annual Santa Barbara International Orchid Show 9 AM - 5 PM. Earl Warren Showgrounds. 3400 Calle Real, Santa Barbara, CA, 93105

$14 General Admission, $12 Seniors and Students, Kids are FREE. Contact Leigh-Anne Anderson, phone 4031533, email info@sborchidshow.com, or visit SBOrchidShow.com

3/17 - 3/18 Boys & Girls Club of Santa Barbara (BGCSB) Donnie Yee Memorial March Madness Basketball Tournament 6 PM. Boys & Girls Club of Santa Barbara (BGCSB). 632 E. Canon Perdido Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93103

The BGCSB will host a 24-hour alumni basketball tournament that will include a three-point shooting contest, a free throw contest, and the championship games of the BGCSB basketball league and other local basketball teams. The event begins on Friday, March 17, 2017, at 6:00 pm, and ends on Saturday, March 18, 2017, at 6:00 pm. Other community organizations will also field teams. Expect some surprise celebrity appearances and many other fun activities! For event support, please pledge an amount per free throw or three-point shot or make a sponsorship donation. Proceeds benefit education and athletic programs for 1,500 local young people ages 6-18. $250 entry fee per team. Contact Donna Reeves, phone 962-2382, email donna@boysgirls.org, or visit boysgirls.org

3/18 Foothill Elementary School Foothill presents...A Night at Studio54 6 PM - 1 AM. Deckers: The Rotunda Room. 6601 Hollister Ave. Goleta, CA 93117

A fundraising evening at a world-famous nightclub and discotheque, Foothill’s Studio54 dates back to the year 1977 and will include an evening of fine dining, full bar, live entertainment, live & silent auction, gaming & dancing. The goal of the night is to raise necessary funds to ensure that core programs such as physical education, art, music, computer lab and library will continue to be available for all of our students and teachers at Foothill. $55. Contact Ted Pallad , phone 310-612-0910, email FoothillGala@gmail.com, or visit foothillgala.com

3/18 Visual Arts & Design Academy (VADA) 4th Annual VADA Draw 7 PM - 10 PM. Carrillo Recreation

Center. 100 E. Carrillo St. Santa Barbara

Support local emerging artists and walk away with a masterpiece! at the VADA Draw to help the Visual Arts & Design Academy (VADA) at Santa Barbara High School. Everyone is a winner at the event, with each ticket buyer going home with an original work of art by a professional artist, local personality, or talented VADA student. Each ticket includes entry for two, an original work of art, food, drinks, and fun. $150. Contact Calico Brown, phone 966-9101 x5055, email thevadadraw@gmail.com, or visit vadasbhs.org

3/18 Foothill PTA Foothill School Annual Auction & Gala 5 PM - 10 PM. The Rotunda @

Deckers. 6601 Hollister Ave

Support elementary education by attending this FUN event, donating an auction item or making a donation to Foothill PTA. This years theme is Studio 54, you won’t want to miss out! Contact Karen Callanan, phone 681-1268, email kycallanan@ gmail.com, or visit facebook. com/foothillgala/

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Come to an evening of art, song, theater and dance as we celebrate the blossoming of Waldorf Education in Santa Barbara. This much anticipated event will include a live auction and exclusive raffle.

One of the country’s longestrunning and grandest celebrations of the orchid family, the Santa Barbara International Orchid Show has built a reputation for gathering spectacular living displays of the genus that boast over 25,000 species. The Santa Barbara International Orchid Show promises to put front and center unique attributes of rare species and trend-setting new hybrids. From highlighting orchid growing and display with elegant orchids to the wild adventures of locating exotic plants in nature and scientific tales of their very specific demands to achieve pollination, the show pulls the curtain back on its illustrious and evocative star.


3/18 Garden Street Academy Roaring 20s Gala & Auction 5 PM - 10 PM. La Cumbre

Country Club. 4015 Via Laguna, Santa Barbara, CA 93110

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We sincerely hope that we can count on your partnership in our 2017 Gala & Auction “Roaring 20s” to be held on March 18, 2017 in the beautiful surroundings of La Cumbre Country Club. Our goal is to provide an entertaining and exciting event that supports students through raising funds for our Scholarship Program. $125. Contact Angela Jevons, phone 6801536, email ajevons@ gardenstreetacademy.org, or visit biddingforgood.com/ GSAauction

3/19 The Santa Barbara Wildlife Care Network Benefit for Wildlife 11:30 AM. The Four Seasons

Biltmore. 1260 Channel Dr, Santa Barbara, CA 93108

Join the Santa Barbara Wildlife Care Network for a luncheon and silent auction benefiting the 3,000 animals that are annually provided with medical care and rehabilitation through the organization. The luncheon will feature Master of Ceremonies Geoff Green, CEO of Foundation for Santa Barbara City College, and a talk by guest speaker Richard Block, CEO of the Santa Barbara Zoo. He will comment on the approaches and challenges to preserving wildlife. $115 per ticket. Contact Firth Wilkinson, phone 455-7228, email fpswilkin@aol.com, or visit sbwcn.org

3/22 Foodbank of Santa Barbara County Lompoc Empty Bowls 11:30 AM - 1:30 PM. Dick Dewees

Community and Senior Center. 1120 W Ocean Ave, Lompoc CA., 93436

For a donation of $25 participants choose a beautiful handmade bowl, enjoy a simple meal of soup, bread and water, and take home the bowl as a reminder of the meal’s purpose to feed the hungry in our community. Last year, the Food

bank provided 1,351,774 pounds of nutritious food (230,315 more meals than last year) to 16,229 children, families, seniors and adults in Lompoc. $25. Contact Darlene Chavez, phone (805)9373422 x 106 , email dchavez@ foodbanksbc.org, or visit donate.foodbanksbc.org/ lompocemptybowls2017

3/25 Santa Barbara Botanic Garden Santa Barbara Beer Garden 11:30 AM - 4:30 PM. Santa

Barbara Botanic Garden. 1212 Mission Canyon Road Surrounded by the natural beauty of Mission Canyon, explore the Garden while enjoying one-of-a-kind beers curated specifically for the event at stations located throughout the Garden’s 78 acres of stunning California native plant displays. Santa Barbara Beer Garden benefits the Gardens core programs. Now in its fourth year, this exclusive and unique beer festival sells out early. $90-$250. Contact Brittney Burrows, phone 8056894726x103, email bburrows@sbbg.org, or visit sbbg.org/beer

3/25 Santa Barbara Maritime Museum Four Nations Fundraiser 5 PM - 8 PM. Santa Barbara

Maritime Museum. 113 Harbor Way Suite 190 Our Four Nations Fundraiser will celebrate the Chumash, Spanish, Mexican and United States nations for their contributions to the rich maritime heritage of Santa Barbara. All proceeds benefit the Santa Barbara Maritime Museum’s exhibits and education programs. $250. Contact Layla Christian, phone 456-8751, email lchristian@sbmm.org, or visit sbmm.org

3/25 Relay for Life of Santa Ynez Relay for Life of Santa Ynez 1 PM - 9 PM. Dunn School. 2555 W Hwy 154, Los Olivos, CA

Relay For Life is the signature fundraiser for the American Cancer Society. Join to remember loved ones lost, honor survivors of all cancers, and raise money to help the American Cancer Society make a global impact on cancer. Free, donations and fundraising appreciated. Contact Nichole Takeda, phone 963-1577, email nichole. takeda@cancer.org, or visit relayforlife.org/SantaYnezCA

3/25 Carpinteria Valley Historical Society Carpinteria Museum Marketplace 8 AM - 3 PM. Carpinteria Valley Museum of History. 956 Maple Ave. Carpinteria CA 93013

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; Vendor space is $30.. Contact David Griggs, phone 684-3112, email david@ carpinteriahistoricalmuseum. org, or visit carpinteriahistoricalmuseum. org

3/31 Transition House Auxiliary Mad Hatter Luncheon 11 AM - 2 PM. Fess Parker

Doubletree Resort. 633 E. Cabrillo Blvd The Golden Age of Hollywood is the theme of the 20th Annual Mad Hatter Luncheon benefitting homeless families and children at Transition House The professional troupe Hollywood Revisited will entertain with songs, dances, and authentic costumes from the movies of the 1930’s and 1940’s. Guests are invited to dress in the theme of the event and bid on silent auction items. $125. Contact Diane White, phone 964-9742, email diron5@cox.net, or visit transitionhouse.com

3/31 Family Service Agency Cooking Up Dreams 6:30 PM - 10 PM. Fess Parker

Doubletree Resort. 633 E. Cabrillo Blvd. 93103

Join us for an evening of deliciousness that will tickle your taste buds and Tug at your heartstrings. Chef competition, food and wine samplings, silent and live auction. $125. Contact Marianne McCarthy, phone 965-1001 x256, email mmccarthy@ fsacares.org, or visit cookingupdreams.org

April Date TBD The Santa Barbara Wildlife Care Network Baby Shower The Santa Barbara Wildlife Care Network. 1460 N Fairview Ave, Goleta, CA 93117 During the entire month of April, the Santa Barbara Wildlife Care Network will host a baby shower in support of our animal baby season, the busiest time of year at the organization. To participate in the event, please drop off requested wishlist items during operating hours at the center located in Goleta on Fairview Avenue. To learn more about the event, visit http://www.sbwcn.org/annual-baby-shower. html. Contact Kaitlin Lloyd, phone 680-1120, email kaitlin.lloyd@ sbwcn.org, or visit sbwcn.org

Date TBD The Granada Theatre Granada Theatre Legends Gala The Granada Theatre. 1214 State St., Santa Barbara CA., 93101 The Legends Gala honors individuals and organizations that have illuminated and advanced the performing arts in a significant way.This stunning event is one of Santa Barbara’s most impressive fundraisers and features inspiring honorees, extraordinary talent, and dedicated patrons in support of Santa Barbara’s cultural community. Contact Hayley Firestone Jessup, phone 899-3000, email hjessup@granadasb.org, or visit granadasb.org


4/1 Center for Successful Aging With A Song In My Heart A Concert of Music from The Great American Song Book 2 PM - 3:45 PM. Marjorie Luke

Theatre. 721 E. Cota Street

An elegant concert of music from The Great American Song Book honoring Gil Rosas, featuring many local professional vocalists and musicians including Luca Ellis, Kimberly Ford, Chris Judge, Gil Rosas, and more to be announced. Benefit for Center for Successful Aging. $20, $100, $250. Contact Rod Lathim, phone 5691064, email rodlathim@gmail.com

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Various locations in Santa Barbara, San Luis Obispo and Ventura Counties. Santa Barbara, San Luis Obispo and Ventura Counties Choice Affairs is a series of intimate fundraising events, hosted at private homes and unique locations throughout the Tri-County region. View our website for a list of offerings, and to purchase tickets. Varies (ranges from $50 - $250 per person, per event). Contact Meggan McCarthy, phone 722-1524, email meggan.mccarthy@ ppcentralcoast.org, or visit choiceaffairs.ppcentralcoast. org

4/3 Girls Inc. of Carpinteria Women of Inspiration 11:30 AM - 1:30 PM. Girls Inc. of

Carpinteria. 5315 Foothill Road, Carpinteria Get ready to be inspired at Girls Inc. of Carpinteria’s annual Women of Inspiration luncheon. In addition to an exciting keynote speaker (to be announced), the fundraiser will recognize local women in the Santa Barbara community who have proven to be outstanding role models and champions for women and girls. All proceeds will support Girls Inc. of Carpinteria mission to inspire girls to be strong, smart, and bold.

4/8 Jodi House Brain Injury Support Center Jodi House Hike, Walk, and Roll for Brain Injury 8:30 AM - 2 PM. Elings Park

- Godrick Grove . 1298 Las Positas Rd, Santa Barbara, CA 93103 Jodi House will be holding its annual Hike, Walk, and Roll for Brain Injury Awareness 5k event on April 8th, 2017 at Elings park. Everyone is invited! We look forward to spending the day exploring, supporting, encouraging, and most of all having fun! $25 Early Bird Registration . Contact Tanner Hendersnot , phone 563-2882 ext. 4, email admin@jodihouse.com , or visit jodihouse.org

4/14 - 4/15 SCAPE Visions of the Gaviota Coast 1 PM - 8 PM. Bacara Resort and

Spa. 8301 Hollister Ave

SCAPE: Visions of the Gaviota Coast Photographer Reeve Woolpert joins the more than 150 Southern California Artists Painting for the Environment (SCAPE) fine artists for the fourth annual fundraiser to save the coastline, with art sales benefitting Gaviota Coast Conservancy and Naples Coalition. The three-day art show features a wine and appetizer reception on Friday with live music (5-8p, wine with donation). Free! For more info, call 917-902-1920 or visit www.S-CA-P-E.org. To donate directly: https://gaviotacoastconservancy.org/donate or https://www. savenaples.org/donate Free. Contact Dorene White, phone 917-902-1920, email dorene@dwhitepleinair.com, or visit S-C-A-P-E.org

4/16 Center of the Heart Spring Renewal & Ostara Ritual 2017 10:30 AM. Center of the Heart. 487 N. Turnpike Road, Santa Barbara, CA 93111

On Easter Sunday, join us for a very special treat - singer, songwriter Lois Mahalia will share her lovely vocal talents with us backed by our ever talented musicians Eje Lynn-Jacobs and George Friedenthal. Also we celebrate all traditions at the Center - so join us as we honor our roots with ceremony and ritual for Spring Renewal as we celebrate the Oneness of All with our Senior Minister and Spiritual Leader, Reverend Maryum Morse! Free. Contact Rev. Maryum Morse, phone 964-4861, email info@centeroftheheart.com, or visit centeroftheheart.com/ event/spring-renewal-ostararitual-2017-2507

4/18 Carpinteria Education Foundation The 25th Annual Orchard 2 Ocean 10K, 5K and 1 Mile Fun Run 8 AM - 10:30 AM. Carpinteria Children’s Project . 5201 8th St. Suite 311

The Orchard 2 Ocean 10K, 5K and 1 Mile Fun Run is a favorite among Santa Barbara County and Ventura County runners, with its delicious after-race food and beautiful course. The coastal view course runs along the Carpinteria State Park Campground, the Carpinteria Bluffs, returning through the beautiful Concha Loma neighborhood. A fast course, usually providing many PRs for the competitive runner! $25. Contact Debra McCarty, phone 566-1615, email debra@ carpedfoundation.org, or visit carpeducationfoundation. org/events-page/orchard-toocean/

4/19 Museum of Contemporary Art Santa Barbara DISRUPTION: Una Noche en el Taller / A Night in the Studio 6 PM - 9 PM. Museum of Contemporary Art Santa Barbara. 653 Paseo Nuevo, Upper Arts Terrace, Santa Barbara, CA 93101

MCASB’s annual spring benefit and art auction will feature interactive art experiences and a boutique auction of unique museum quality artworks. Cocktail reception.

Tickets start at $150. Contact Frederick Janka, Director of Development , phone 9665373 x101, email fjanka@ mcasantabarbara.org, or visit mcasantabarbara.org

4/20 Santa Barbara Education Foundation HOPE Awards 5:30 PM - 8 PM. Santa Barbara Historical Museum. 136 E. De la Guerra St.

The HOPE Awards recognizes those in our community who make a significant contribution to public education. This year we are proud to honor Ed Heron and his service to the Santa Barbara Unified School District as a member of the Board of Education. This lovely event at the historic Santa Barbara Historical Museum also features student performances, a tasting menu by regional purveyors, and a silent auction. Proceeds help Santa Barbara Education Foundation continue its work to ensure that all students in Santa Barbara have access to the very best educational opportunities. $150. Contact Margie Yahyavi, phone 2849125, email margie@ santabarbaraeducation.org, or visit SantaBarbaraEducation.org

4/22 Center of the Heart Heart Super Heart Speaker Series 2 PM - 4 PM. Center of the

Heart. 487 N. Turnpike Road, Santa Barbara, CA 93111 In April 2017, the Center of the Heart’s Heart Super Heart Speaker series will return, bringing the opportunity to attend a talk given by a noted author and/or speaker who will discuss ways to improve your life and promote joy, love and happiness. Details to follow. Please contact our office or look upon our website for more information. www.centeroftheheart.com Free. Contact Rev. Maryum Morse, phone 964-4861, email info@centeroftheheart.com, or visit centeroftheheart. com/event/heartsuperheartspeaker-series-2508

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Planned Parenthood California Central Coast Choice Affairs

Contact Victoria Juarez, phone 684-6364, email vjuarez@girlsinc-carp.org, or visit girlsinc-carp.org


4/22 Santa Barbara Channelkeeper 17th Annual Blue Water Ball 5 PM - 9:30 PM. Decker’s

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Headquarters. 250 Coromar Drive, Goleta CA 93117 Santa Barbara Channelkeeper’s 17th Annual Blue Water Ball fundraising gala will be held on Saturday, April 22nd, 2017 in the beautiful Rotunda at Deckers’s LEED-certified headquarters. Guests will be tempted by an impressive array of silent auction items including the best in local food and wine, beauty and adventure experiences, and merchandise from water-loving companies. The Blue Water Ball will help Channelkeeper raise critical unrestricted funds that enable us to protect the waterways and beaches that make this one of the most beautiful coastal communities on earth. Individual tickets are $200, a table of eight $1,600, a table of ten $2,000. Be a Sea Star Sponsor for $1,000 and receive VIP seating for two, and recognition in the printed program and onscreen at the event.. Contact Morgan Coffey, phone 563-3377 ext.2, email morgan@sbck.org, or visit sbck.org/event/17th-annualblue-water-ball/

4/23 Accordion International Music Society Dedication to Desiderio 2 PM - 4 PM. Trinity Evangelical

Lutheran Church. 909 N. La Cumbre Road, Santa Barbara, CA 93110

Accordionaires Orchestra-20 talented accordion players from North Hollywood playing compositions and arrangements by Dan Desiderio, one of the country’s foremost accordion artist. $10. Contact Howard Howe, phone 232-3496, email aimssantabarbara@ gmail.com, or visit santabarbaraaccordions.com

4/27 CALM Ladies Get Loud for CALM 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM. Santa Maria

Country Club. 505 W Waller Ln.

Enjoy a casual evening of fun and inspiration as we raise our voices to prevent child abuse and heal children and families. Enjoy local wine and a delicious meal served to you and your friends by local celebrity male waiters. Learn about the vital work CALM is doing in Santa Maria and beyond to prevent, assess, and treat child abuse. $45. Contact Sandra Fuhring, phone 614-9160 , email sfuhring@calm4kids.org, or visit calm4kids.org

4/27 Girls Inc. of Greater Santa Barbara Girls Inc. of Greater Santa Barbara One Hundred Committee Scholarship Luncheon: Inspiring the Next Generation of Girls in STEM 11:30 AM - 1:30 PM. Bella

Vista Estate. 2800 Via Real, Summerland, CA 93013 The annual One Hundred Committee Scholarship Luncheon features honored speaker, former NASA Administrator, Gretchen McClain. Proceeds from this STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math)-themed event provide financial assistance for local girls to participate in Girls Inc. of Greater Santa Barbara programming. $225. Contact Paige Van Tuyl, Events and Annual Fund Manager, phone 963-4757 x19, email pvantuyl@girlsincsb.org, or visit girlsincsb.org

4/28 Santa Barbara Police Activities League 14th Annual Putting Kids First Gala 5:30 PM - 10 PM. Four Seasons

Coral Casino. 1260 Channel Drive, Santa Barbara

The 14th Annual Putting Kids First Gala is PAL’s major fundraiser to provide after-school and teen leadership programs for Santa Barbara teens. PAL will honor retired Santa Barbara Police Captain, Ed Szeyller, PAL’s first Executive Director. $250/ticket, Sponsor Opportunities Available. Contact Michelle Hillman Meyering, phone 962-5560, email michelle@sbpal.org, or visit sbpal.org

4/28 Hearts Therapeutic Equestrian Center Hearts Barn Dance 6 PM - 10 PM. Santa Barbara Carriage Museum. 129 Castillo St., Santa Barbara

Grab your hats, put on your boots and support Hearts Therapeutic by dancing the night away! Dinner, auction and a live band will round out this fun event. TBD. Contact Alexis Weaver, phone 964-1519, email alexis@ heartsriding.org, or visit heartsriding.org

4/29 Arthritis Foundation Santa Barbara Walk to Cure Arthritis Santa Barbara 8 AM - 8 PM. Santa Barbara City

College. 721 Cliff Drive, Santa Barbara

Team and individual walk to raise awareness of the disease and to raise funds to help the Arthritis Foundation find a cure. Prizes are given to top fundraising teams. Contact Joe Evans, phone 563-4685, email JEvans@ arthritis.org, or visit walktocurearthritis.org/ centralcoast

4/29 Planned Parenthood California Central Coast Birds & Bees Bash ∏Sextennial Celebration 6 PM - 9 PM. Bacara Resort & Spa. 8301 Hollister Avenue, Goleta, CA 93117

Planned Parenthood’s annual fundraising BASH, celebrating 100 years of reproductive health care. $350 per person, or $100 for after party ticket. Tables and Sponsorships also available. Contact Lindsay Soleimani, phone 722-1522, email Lindsay. soleimani@ppcentralcoast. org, or visit birdsandbeesbash. ppcentralcoast.org

4/29 Carpinteria Valley Historical Society Carpinteria Museum Marketplace 8 AM - 3 PM. Carpinteria Valley

Museum of History. 956 Maple Ave. Carpinteria CA 93013

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; Vendor space is $30.. Contact David Griggs, phone 684-3112, email david@ carpinteriahistoricalmuseum. org, or visit carpinteriahistoricalmuseum. org

4/29 Santa Barbara Rape Crisis Center

Chocolate de Vine 4 PM – 7:30 PM. St. Barbara Greek Orthodox Church, 1205 San Antonio Creek Road

A mouth-watering celebration of chocolate & wine. Live auction to raise funds for Santa Barbara Rape Crisis Center. The event will offer guests taste samplings of fabulous chocolate creations from local chocolatiers and pastry chefs and wine tasting of some of California’s best wineries. Cost: $85 in advance; $100 at the door. For more information contact Elsa Granados, Executive Director, 805-963-6832, elsa@sbrcc.net or see www.sbrapecrisiscenter. org.

4/30 Wildling Museum of Art & Nature Wildling Annual Spring Barbecue 3 PM - 6 PM. Rancho San

Antonio. 2051 Jonata Park Road, Buellton Join us for the 14th Annual Spring Barbecue at the beautiful and rustic Rancho San Antonio! Rancho San Antonio is a large family owned ranch in Santa Ynez’s picturesque Valley. Enjoy a delicious meal and local wines, while you listen to great music and support a good cause. $125/person. Contact Gigi Green, phone 686-8315, email gigi@wildlingmuseum.org, or visit wildlingmuseum.org

4/30 Gauchos Swim With Mike 3rd Annual Gauchos Swim With Mike Fundraising Event


11 AM - 2 PM. UCSB Recreation

Center & Pool. 516 Ocean Road, Santa Barbara, CA 93106 Join us for the 3rd Annual Gauchos Swim With Mike Fundraising event. This free event promises to be a day of fun in the sun for the whole family. The event includes relay contests, face painting, cannon ball contests, photo ops with Ole, raffles, prizes and more! Free - $50. Contact Kelly Walsh, phone 448-3516, email GauchosSWM@gmail. com, or visit facebook.com/ GauchosSWM

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Bishop Garcia Diego High School Bishop Diego Golf Tournament

Music Academy of the West 41st Annual May Madness

10:30 AM - 8 PM. Glen Annie Golf

Course. 405 Glen Annie Road

Golf tournament, dinner, raffle, awards $200 per player, $1500 or $5000 foursome sponsorships available . Contact Stacey Carr, phone 967 1266 x 105, email scarr@bishopdiego.org, or visit bishopdiego.org

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May Music Academy of the West 70th Anniversary Gala Music Academy of the West campus. 1070 Fairway Road, Montecito, CA 93015 The Music Academy presents an elegant 70th Anniversary Gala to celebrate the 2017 Summer School and Festival. The event will feature a red carpet reception, an al fresco dinner on the Academy’s grounds, and a piano virtuoso concert featuring All-Steinway stars, in recognition of the Academy’s new All-Steinway distinction. The Gala will directly benefit the Academy’s full-scholarship program. Contact Lauren Beattie, phone 695-7917, email lbeattie@ musicacademy.org, or visit musicacademy.org

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5 PM. East Beach Bathhouse. 1118 E. Cabrillo Blvd., Santa Barbara

Enjoy a beautiful sunset beach walk while showing support for people living with mental illness at the 6th Annual Walk for Mental Wellness on May 5th, kicking off Mental Health Awareness Month in May. A free event t-shirt, dinner and live entertainment are included in the registration fee. All proceeds benefit the Mental Wellness Center’s programs to support individuals and families in Santa Barbara affected by mental illness. Contact Alex Heath, phone 884-8440 x 3298, email aheath@ mentalwellnesscenter.org, or visit mentalwellnesscenter. org/

5/6 Santa Barbara Zoo Roar & Pour Santa Barbara Zoo Wine Festival

Solvang Theaterfest Riders in the Sky

5 PM - 8 PM. Santa Barbara

7:30 PM - 9 PM. Solvang Festival

Join us for the 3rd annual Roar & Pour at the Santa Barbara Zoo! Enjoy tastings poured by the region’s leading wineries. Must be 21 or over.

Theater. 420 Second Street, Solvang

Riders in the Sky - America’s favorite cowboys come to Solvang. These Multi-Grammy Award Winning artists are great entertainment for the entire family. TBD. Contact Pam Pilcher, phone 686-1789, email theaterfest@verizon.net, or visit solvangfestivaltheater.org

Zoological Gardens. 500 Ninos Drive

VIP Tickets $115 General Admission Tickets $60. Contact Lacey Morgan, phone 962-5339, email Lmorgan@ sbzoo.org, or visit sbzoo.org

May Madness, the annual treasure and estate sale benefiting the Music Academy of the West’s full-scholarship program, returns May 6. Sale items include furniture, area rugs, garden accessories, fine linens, antiques, silver, crystal, china, art, collectibles, jewelry, clothing, and more. May Madness is a project of the Women’s Auxiliary of the Music Academy of the West. Free admission. Contact Music Academy of the West, phone 695-7950, email festival@ musicacademy.org, or visit musicacademy.org

5/6 American Cancer Society Relay for Life of Lompoc 10 AM - 10 AM. Lompoc Huyck

Stadium. 515 W. College Ave. Lompoc, CA

Relay For Life is the signature fundraiser for the American Cancer Society. Join us for this 24 hour event to remember loved ones lost, honor survivors of all cancers, and raise money to help the American Cancer Society make a global impact on cancer. Free, donations and fundraising appreciated. Contact Nichole Takeda, phone 963-1577, email nichole. takeda@cancer.org, or visit relayforlife.org/lompocCA

5/7 Santa Barbara Humane Society Open House 12 PM - 4 PM. Santa Barbara Humane Society. 5399 Overpass Rd., Santa Barbara, 93111

Come have fun at this familyfriendly fair on our beautiful five-acre property and meet our adoptable dogs and cats, eat lunch, and watch live demonstrations from local dog training groups. We will have discounted dog and cat vaccinations, face painting for the kids, a magic show, and of course our adoptable dog parade! Admission is free, but donations are encouraged.

5/7 Coalition Against Gun Violence Annual Celebration and Fundraiser 2:30 PM - 5 PM. Santa Barbara

Club. 1105 Chapala Street, Santa Barbara

Join CAGV to celebrate 22 years working to reduce the public health epidemic of gun violence in our community, our state and nation. Enjoy libations and delectables, music and support this critical effort at a great auction. $75 to $90. Contact Coalition Against Gun Violence, phone 564-6803, email sbcagv@ gmail.com, or visit sbcoalition. org

5/7 Foodbank of Santa Barbara County Santa Barbara Fork & Cork Classic 3 PM - 6 PM. Fess Parker

Doubletree Resort. 633 E Cabrillo Blvd, Santa Barbara, CA 93103 Food and wine aficionados will savor tastings from an array of Premium Select wines and enjoy gourmet dishes prepared by over 20 plus Santa Barbara County Top chefs and restaurants. Join us and enjoy Santa Barbara’s fantastic wine and food, entertainment, fun games and one of a kind Silent and Live Auction items. Come meet the Winemakers & Chefs and mix & mingle with your friends. $95 General Admission; $125 VIP. Contact Leslie Velez, phone 967-5741, ext. 110, email lvelez@foodbanksbc.org, or visit forkandcorkclassic. org/#2017-section

5/9 ICAN-SB (International Cesarean Awareness Network of Santa Barbara) Cesarean Awareness: The Importance of Real Info on Prevention, Recovery and VBAC 6 PM - 8:30 PM. Santa Barbara

Museum of Natural History, Farrand Hall. 2559 Puesta del Sol, Santa Barbara, CA 93105

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Mental Wellness Center 5K Sunset Beach Walk for Mental Wellness

9 AM - 3 PM. Music Academy of the West campus. 1070 Fairway Road, Santa Barbara, CA 93108

Free. Contact Rebecca, phone (805)964-4777, email info@ sbhumanesociety.org, or visit sbhumanesociety.org


A panel discussion on cesarean prevention, recovery, and VBAC with local birth professionals. We will include the latest info on VBACs (Vaginal Birth After Cesarean) and inspirational birth stories. Getting Santa Barbara’s cesarean rate down to the Healthy People 2020 goal. Free. Contact Vicki DiIoia, phone 1-800-686-(ICAN) 4226 EXT 276 , email santabarbara. ca@ican-online.org, or visit ican-online.org/santabarbara/

5/11 Scholarship Foundation of Santa Barbara South Coast Business & Technology Awards 5 PM - 9 PM. The Fess Parker SANTA BARBARA INDEPENDENT – 2017 CALENDAR OF FUNDRAISERS – PAGE 10

Resort. 633 East Cabrillo Blvd. Local leaders in business and technology gather to recognize individuals and companies who have demonstrated extraordinary commitment to ensuring the economic vitality of the South Coast of Santa Barbara County. Proceeds benefit the Scholarship Foundation of Santa Barbara’s South Coast Business & Technology Awards Fund, which grants scholarships to local students studying business and technology-related subjects at local colleges. To date, the fund has distributed more than 800 awards totaling more than $2 million. Sponsorships only. Please contact the Scholarship Foundation for information.. Contact Molly Kemper, phone 687-6065, email mkemper@ sbscholarship.org, or visit sbscholarship.org/southcoast-business-technologyawards/

5/12 Environmental Defense Center TGIF (Thank Goodness It’s Friday Mixer) 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM. EDC

Courtyard. 906 Garden Street, Santa Barbara For more than 19 years, EDC’s tgif! events have been a staple of the south central coast’s summer season. Known as one of the best happy hours in Santa Barbara, tgif! features live music, local wines, tasty hors d’ oeuvres, and great raffle prizes. Join the fun in the great company of regional nonprofit and environmental organizations and hear about

our work in protecting the local environment. $15 includes 2 drinks, hors d’oeuvres & live music. Contact Kaleena Quarles, phone 9631622, email kquarles@ environmentaldefensecenter. org, or visit environmentaldefensecenter. org/

5/12 Coastal Housing Coalition 2017 Annual Santa Barbara Housing Conference 8:30 AM - 3:30 PM. Carrillo Recreation Center. 100 E. Carrillo St.

The Coastal Housing Coalition is proud to host the 2017 Annual Santa Barbara Housing Conference. The conference program includes a_keynote address, morning and afternoon break-out workshops on timely housing issues and topics_and a concluding plenary session. Over 200 expected attendees will include housing providers, developers, business and government leaders, nonprofits, architects, elected officials, real estate professionals, financial institution managers_and local employers. $110 or $140 after May 1, at the door . Contact Shannon Batchev , phone 570-1250, email info@chcsb.org, or visit coastalhousingcoalition.org/

5/12 Visiting Nurse & Hospice Care 16th Annual Mother’s Day Luncheon 11 AM - 1:30 PM. La Pacifica Ballroom at the Coral Casino Beach & Cabana Club. 1260 Channel Dr., Santa Barbara, CA 93108

In honor of Mother’s Day, Visiting Nurse & Hospice Care honors two mothers to celebrate their lives and acknowledge their contributions to the community. The event includes a 3 generation fashion show, delightful lunch and drinks, and an enchanting program. This year we recognize Jane Habermann as our beloved Honored Mother and our Remembered Mother is Léni Fé Bland.

Cost & Registration Information TBA in April. Contact Lailan McGrath, phone 690-6218, email lailan. mcgrath@vnhcsb.org, or visit vnhcsb.org/luncheon

5/12 - 5/14 Child Abuse Listening Mediation Antiques, Decorative Arts and Vintage Show to benefit CALM 11 AM - 5 PM. Earl Warren Showgrounds. 3400 Calle Real

This three day exhibition and sale will have treasures for the beginning collector and the most discriminating connoisseur. Period furniture, vintage artifacts, rugs, paintings, jewelry, silver, linens, glassware, china and more will be available. Proceeds from the event will benefit CALM, a local nonprofit agency specializing in the prevention and treatment of child abuse and neglect. $6/$5 with ad, $5 seniors one price all weekend with free parking. Contact April Thede, phone 898-9715, email arthede@cox.net, or visit calmantiqueshows.com

5/18 Dream Foundation 7th Annual Flower Empower Luncheon 11:30 AM - 2:30 PM. Klentner Ranch. 3344 Foothill Rd, Carpinteria, CA 93013

Guests will enjoy delicious cuisine, a myriad of silent auction items, bouquet crafting, raffle, and general merriment as the community comes together to raise vital funds for one of its most beloved local non-profit programs. Dream Foundation’s Flower Empower program is a Santa Barbara-based, volunteer-driven program that delivers floral bouquets, freshbaked cookies, fine chocolates and cards hand made by school children to people in hospitals, hospices, cancer centers and their homes. Contact Valerie Banks, phone 564-2131 ext. 115 , email flowerempower@ dreamfoundation.org, or visit dreamfoundation.org

5/20 United Boys & Girls Clubs of Santa Barbara County Carpinteria Kids Auction

5 PM - 10 PM. Carpinteria

Club. 4849 Foothill Road, Carpinteria, CA 93013 This annual event is the epitome of community spirit in Carpinteria. It brings together businesses, families and friends in support of the Boys & Girls Club. With over 300 silent & live auction items, this event has something for everyone. $75.00 per person. Contact Carla Leal, phone 681-1315, email carla@unitedbg.org, or visit unitedbg.org

5/20 Boys & Girls Club of Santa Barbara (BGCSB) Boys & Girls Club of Santa Barbara 10th Annual Auction Gala Black White & Bling 5 PM - 9 PM. QAD. 100

Innovation Place, Santa Barbara, CA 93108 The BGCSB will honor local philanthropist and long-time supporter, Charles Alva, and senior life care residence, Casa Dorinda in Montecito. The event will take place at QAD’s gorgeous three-acre headquarters overlooking the Santa Barbara Channel. The evening will include a silent auction with hosted wine, beer, and hors d’oeuvres and featuring the musical stylings of Notes for Notes’ very own Jazz Villains comprised entirely of BGCSB kids; a gourmet catered dinner; special presentations; live auction; a one-of-a-kind dessert dash; and dancing under the stars. Black tie optional. Sponsorships available. Proceeds benefit 1,500 local young people ages 6-18. $200 per person. Contact Michael Padden-Rubin, phone 962-2382, email michael@ boysgirls.org, or visit boysgirls.org

5/20 San Marcos Parent-Child Workshop Santa Barbara KidaPALooza San Marcos Parent-Child Workshop. 400 Puente Drive Santa Barbara Children’s music festival and expo featuring the ‘kindie’ music of Grammy and Emmy award winning, Lucky Diaz and the Family Jam Band along with our very own Ukelele Jim and many more. Join us for a rocking good time for


a co-op preschool with a lot of soul. Contact Gloria Sanchez Arreola, phone 8059648994, email Gsanchezarreola@gmail. com, or visit smpcw.org

5/20 Surf Happens Foundation 2nd Annual Rincon Luau 4 PM - 8 PM. The Home of Pete

& Jillian Muller. Puesta Del Sol

$150. Contact Jenny Keet, phone 235-8783, email jenny@ surfhappensfoundation.org, or visit surfhappensfoundation. org

5/21 Jewish Federation of Greater Santa Barbara Santa Barbara Jewish Festival

Free, open to the public. Contact Molly Kemper, phone 687-6065, email mkemper@ sbscholarship.org, or visit sbscholarship.org

5/27 Carpinteria Valley Historical Society Museum Marketplace & Annual Flower & Plant Sale 8 AM - 3 PM. Carpinteria Valley Museum of History. 956 Maple Ave. Carpinteria CA 93013

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; Vendor space is $30.. Contact David Griggs, phone 684-3112, email david@ carpinteriahistoricalmuseum. org, or visit carpinteriahistoricalmuseum. org

11 AM - 4 PM. Plaza Del Mar.

Corner of Cabrillo Ave. & Castillo St.

The Jewish Festival features entertainment, Israel dancing, fun activities for children and adults, terrific artisans and vendors, and, of course, great food! Free admission. Contact Mike Witt, phone 957-1115, email mwitt@sbjf.org, or visit jewishsantabarbara.org

5/24 Scholarship Foundation of Santa Barbara South County Scholarship Awards Ceremony 3:30 PM - 5 PM. Santa Barbara

County Courthouse Sunken Gardens. 1100 Anacapa Street The Scholarship Foundation’s mission is to inspire, encourage, and support Santa Barbara County students in their pursuit of higher education through financial aid advising and scholarships. Each May, proud students, their families, and local philanthropic lead-

June 6/3 ASAP - Animal Shelter Assistance Program Basil’s BIG Bash 5 PM - 9:30 PM. QAD. 100

Innovation Place - Summerland Don’t miss the BEST animal welfare party and fundraiser in Santa Barbara! Basil’s 4th Annual BIG Bash is a blast with great food, a lively auction and dancing under the stars overlooking the Pacific Ocean--not to mention raising critical funds to save over 1,000 homeless cats and kittens at ASAP each year! $100. Contact Angela Walters Rockwell, phone 794-9574, email director@asapcats.org, or visit asapcats.org

6/3 Santa Barbara Zoo Zoo Brew 2017 3 PM - 6 PM. Santa Barbara

Zoological Gardens. 500 Ninos Drive Drink Beer, Save Wildlife! Join us for the Santa Barbara Zoo’s 8th annual Zoo Brew! Must be 21 or older and have a valid ID. VIP Tickets $95, General Admission Tickets $58. Contact Lacey Morgan, phone 962-5339, email Lmorgan@ sbzoo.org, or visit sbzoo.org

6/3 Los Olivos Rotary Foundation Los Olivos Jazz & Olive Festival

leta. Guests enjoy local wine, hors d’oeuvres and dessert, live music, and silent and live auctions filled with unique items, all amidst the lush surroundings of the historic Stow House. $100. Contact Chloe McConnell, phone 9631622, email cmcconnell@ environmentaldefensecenter. org, or visit environmentaldefensecenter. org/

6/10 Santa Ynez Valley People Helping People Wine Country Bike Trek 8 AM. Midland School. 5100 Figueroa Mountain Rd, Los Olivos, CA 93441

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The Wine Country Bike Trek is a unique and well-established cycling event that takes place June 9th, 10th, and 11th in the beautiful Santa Ynez Valley wine country and benefits People Helping People. Each day, riders choose from a 30- or 50mile ride, and volunteers greet you every ten miles with fully catered rest stops. The Spirit of the Wine Country Bike Trek is community, family, and friends. Best of all, the proceeds from the Bike Trek make a difference in the lives of those in need.

Hearts Therapeutic Equestrian Center Hearts Annual Student Horse Show

$75-$200. Contact Erica Valdes, phone 686-0295, email erica@syvphp.org, or visit winecountrybiketrek.com

9 AM - 2 PM. Hearts Therapeutic Equestrian Center. 4420 Calle Real, Santa Barbara CA

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1 PM - 4 PM. Lavinia campbell

Psrk. Alamo Pintado Avenue

An afternoon of great wines poured by thirty wineries, and food tastings from thirty chefs, plus award-winning live music for an all-inclusive $65. All-inclusive $65. Contact LO Rotary Foundation, phone 325-9280, email tickets@ jazzandolivefestival.org, or visit jazzandolivefestival.org

Students at Hearts Therapeutic Equestrian Center show off their skills and abilities at this 32nd annual celebration. Learn about what Hearts is all about and cheer on our Riders as they participate in walk, trot and pleasure classes. Free. Contact Alexis Weaver, phone 964-1519, email alexis@ heartsriding.org, or visit heartsriding.org

6/4 Environmental Defense Center Green & Blue: A Coastal Celebration 2 PM - 5:30 PM. Rancho La

Patera & Stow House. 304 N. Los Carneros Road, Goleta, CA The annual benefit is EDC’s largest and most successful fundraiser of the year held outside in the gardens at Rancho La Patera & Stow House in Go-

American Cancer Society Relay for Life of Santa Barbara 10 AM - 10 AM. Bishop Garcia

Diego High School. 4000 La Colina Rd, Santa Barbara, CA 93110 Relay For Life is the signature fundraiser for the American Cancer Society. Join us for this 24 hour event to remember loved ones lost, honor survivors of all cancers, and raise money to help the American Cancer Society make a global impact on cancer. Free, donations and fundraising appreciated. Contact Nichole Takeda, phone 963-1577, email nichole.takeda@cancer. org, or visit relayforlife.org/ SantaBarbaraCA

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Save the date for an evening celebration of the culture of Hawaii and the South Pacific as we unite to raise funds for Surf Happens Foundation, a local nonprofit providing access to free surf programs and environmental awareness education to local youth. Enjoy a professional luau while savoring a delicious taste of Hawaii in a tropical poolside garden at a private estate on Rincon Point.

ers gather to celebrate student award recipients and recognize the generosity of the Southern Santa Barbara County community. Please consider supporting local students by sponsoring a scholarship; donations of any size are appreciated.


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Santa Barbara Public Library Foundation Centennial Swing

Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History Santa Barbara Wine and Food Festival

6:30 PM - 9:30 PM. Central

Library. 40 E. Anapamu Street Celebrate the Centennial of the Central Library with a gala party to benefit the Santa Barbara Public Library. Dinner, dancing and fun. $250. Contact Ellen Pasternack, phone 689.2448, email directorsbplf@ gmail.com, or visit sbchildrenslibrary.org

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5 PM - 7 PM. Lobero Theatre

Courtyard. 33 East Canon Perdido Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93101 The Fund for Santa Barbara invites the community to join us at our mid-year Grant Awards Celebration. This annual party is a time to honor the work of some of the most effective and innovative grassroots work in Santa Barbara County: our 2017 Spring Grant Award Recipients! $10 Suggested Donation (sliding tickets available). Contact Elena Richardson, phone 962-9164, email ERichardson@ fundforsantabarbara.org, or visit fundforsantabarbara.org

6/17 Down Syndrome Association of Santa Barbara County DSASBC 8th Annual Buddy Walk & Festival 11 AM - 3 PM. Chase Palm Park - Great MEadow. 323 East Cabrillo Blvd

Family fun-filled day - live music, silent auction, games, activities, face painting, food & more with a ceremonial walk to the Carousel. All event activities, food, drinks and event t-shirt included in registration fee. Adults $25 Children 3-17 $10 under 3 free. Contact Melissa Fitch, phone 886.4411, email Melissa@dsasbc.org, or visit dsasbc.org

2 PM - 5 PM. Santa Barbara

Museum of Natural History. 2559 Puesta del Sol The original wine festival in Santa Barbara, 30th year celebration, rebranded to include food in the name to honor all of our vendors. $75 museum members; $100 non members. Contact Meridith Moore, phone 8056824711 ext 112, email mmoore@sbnature2.org, or visit sbnature.org

6/24 Santa Ynez Valley People Helping People 6th Annual SYV Polo Classic 11 AM - 4 PM. Piocho Ranch. 1100 Secretariat Drive, Santa Ynez, CA 93460

The 6th Annual SYV Polo Classic will return to Piocho Ranch at Happy Canyon Vineyard in Santa Ynez for another year of fast, action-packed polo. VIP guests are treated to priority parking, private tented seating and dining area, sparkling wine and appetizer reception in private tent, entertainment, three-course luncheon, goody bag, silent auction, and the ever-popular hat contest. The event will also include 2 Club Sections with tented table seating, buffet luncheon, and limited beer and wine, as well as General Admission Seating. $15-$250. Contact Erica Valdes, phone 686-0295, email erica@syvphp.org, or visit syvpoloclassic.com

6/24 Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History Santa Barbara Wine & Food Festival 2 PM - 5 PM. Santa Barbara

Museum of Natural History. 2559 Puesta del Sol The 2017 Santa Barbara Wine and Food Festivalª will take place along the banks of Mission Creek at the Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History. Mingle with winemakers, bakers, and chefs in the sunshine, under the oak trees. Guests will enjoy the best of Central Coast

Wines and try their luck in our Every Cork Wins! raffle. $75 for members, $100 Nonmembers. Contact Meridith Moore, phone 682.4711 ext 112, email mmoore@sbnature2.org, or visit sbnature.org

6/24 Carpinteria Valley Historical Society Carpinteria Museum Marketplace 8 AM - 3 PM. Carpinteria Valley Museum of History. 956 Maple Ave. Carpinteria CA 93013

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; Vendor space is $30.. Contact David Griggs, phone 684-3112, email david@ carpinteriahistoricalmuseum. org, or visit carpinteriahistoricalmuseum. org

July 7/14 Environmental Defense Center TGIF (Thank Goodness It’s Friday Mixer) 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM. EDC Courtyard. 906 Garden Street, Santa Barbara

South County Scholarship Awards Ceremony $15 , includes 2 drinks, hors d’oeuvres & live music. Contact Kaleena Quarles, phone 9631622, email kquarles@ environmentaldefensecenter. org, or visit environmentaldefensecenter. org/

7/15 Mental Wellness Center Mental Health Arts Festival 11 AM - 4 PM. De La Guerra Plaza. Santa Barbara, CA 93101

Join the Mental Wellness Center at the 23rd Annual Mental Health Arts Festival, a free community event that supports the talents of local artists

living with a mental health diagnosis and showcases their beautiful artwork. The Arts Festival seeks to raise awareness and reduce the stigma of mental illness, which is often a major barrier for individuals seeking help when they need it. The event features paintings, drawings, sculptures, jewelry, music, poetry readings and more, while honoring the achievements of local artists in our community whose lives are impacted by mental illness. FREE. Contact Mental Wellness Center, phone 884-8440, email info@ mentalwellnesscenter.org, or visit mentalwellnesscenter. org/

7/22 Santa Barbara Acoustic Instrument Celebration Tommy Emmanuel & Friends 8 PM - 10 PM. Marjorie Luke

Theatre . 721 E Cota St, Santa Barbara, CA 93103 Tommy Emmanuel, one of the finest acoustic players and showmen, will present a special concert for the Santa Barbara Acoustic Instrument Celebration. Tommy will play, sign and GIVE AWAY an $8000 custom Larrivee Emmanuel model guitar. All of those proceeds will go to the Celebration Luthier Endowment Fund; see http:// sbaic.com/mission-statement/. $45. Contact Santa Barbara Acoustic Instrument Celebration, email info@sbaic. com, or visit sbaic.com

7/29 Santa Barbara Elks Lodge #613 Groovin’ in the Grove Classic Car & Vintage Travel Trailer Show 9 AM - 3 PM. Santa Barbara Elks Lodge #613. 150 N. Kellogg Avenue, Santa Barbara, CA

Over 125 Classic Cars & 20 Vintage Travel Trailers on expo for your viewing delights. Open House to visit INSIDE all travel trailers from the mid 20th Century restored to pristine condition along with top quality Hot Rods and Muscle Cars on full display. All day entertainment along with a large assortment of food and refreshments including a Full Bar. ALL PROCEEDS benefit our local, Santa Barbara Veterans and other community charity partners.


FREE TO ALL SPECTATORS. Contact Steve Cousens, phone 452-0376, email stevecou1@yahoo.com, or visit groovininthegrove.org

7/29 SB RiteCare Language Center RiteCare Language Center Lobster Picnic 1 PM - 5 PM. Camarillo Grove

Park. 6968 E Camarillo Springs Rd, Camarillo, CA 93012 Come out for an afternoon of family fun and enjoy Maine Lobster or New York steak with corn on the cob. There will be a raffle of prizes and all proceeds benefit RiteCare Language Center. RiteCare is a non-profit speech and language therapy center for children in SB County.

7/29 Center of the Heart 2017 Nurturing the Soul Womens Retreat 10 AM - 6 PM. Center of the

Heart. 487 N. Turnpike Road, Santa Barbara, CA 93111 Come join us for our annual day of relaxation and rejuvenation! We have gathered speakers to share their wisdom for one day on topics to nourish the mind, body, and soul. Topics will include Health and Wellness, Alternative Medicine, Life Balance & Personal Growth. We intend to have a welcome keynote address and then two morning sessions. We will break for catered lunch and then have two more sessions in the afternoon. This will be followed by a happy hour and a rhythm circle. $45 in advance, $55 at the door. Contact Rev. Maryum Morse, phone 964-4861, email info@centeroftheheart.com, or visit centeroftheheart.com/ event/2017-nurturing-thesoul-womens-retreat-2509

7/29 Ganna Walska Lotusland Lotusland Celebrates: Avante Garden 4 PM - 8 PM. Ganna Walska

Lotusland. 695 Ashley Road Lotusland’s signature event, Lotusland Celebrates, is our

Contact Courtney Tentler, phone 324-8416, email Courtney Tentler, or visit lotusland.org

7/29 Carpinteria Valley Historical Society Carpinteria Museum Marketplace 8 AM - 3 PM. Carpinteria Valley

Museum of History. 956 Maple Ave. Carpinteria CA 93013 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; Vendor space is $30. Contact David Griggs, phone 684-3112, email david@ carpinteriahistoricalmuseum. org, or visit carpinteriahistoricalmuseum. org

August 8/5 Surf Happens Foundation 3rd Annual Coffin Brothers Surf Out 7 AM - 5 PM. Ventura Harbor.

Spinnaker Dr

Part of the Surf Happens Foundations ‘Grom Surf League’, this free surf contest for ages 17 and under is designed to encourage a healthy and active lifestyle in local youth. The event is used as a fundraiser to support the SHF programs through a big raffle full of sponsor gear. Raffle tickets are sold online and open to the general public. FREE. Contact Jenny Keet, phone 235-8783, email jenny@ surfhappensfoundation.org, or visit surfhappensfoundation. org

8/6 Boys & Girls Club of Santa Barbara (BGCSB) Boys & Girls Club of Santa Barbara 2nd Annual Alumni Car Show and Chili Contest 10 AM - 3 PM. Boys & Girls Club of Santa Barbara (BGCSB). 632 E. Canon Perdido Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93103

Mark your calendar to wind down from all the Fiesta fun at the 2nd Annual Alumni Car Show and Chili Contest. Celebrity judge Lonny Speer from Counting Cars will be here along with local celebrities to participate in the chili contest. Music will be provided by local favorites he Roosters Sponsorships available. Proceeds benefit education and athletic programs for 1,500 local young people ages 6-18. $40 entry fee per car. Contact Donna Reeves, phone 9622382, email donna@boysgirls. org, or visit boysgirls.org

8/12 Santa Barbara Botanic Garden Trails N Tails 9 AM - 3 PM. Santa Barbara Botanic Garden. 1212 Mission Canyon Road

You love to treat your dog, but now your dog can treat you to free admission to the Santa Barbara Botanic Garden for Trails’ Tails. Leashed dogs are always welcome at the Garden, but in honor of National Dog Day the Garden throws a big party to celebrate our canine friends. Lots of fun activities for your dog and the rest of your family! FREE adult admission for every dog. Contact Brittney Burrows, phone 8056824726x103, email bburrows@sbb.org

8/19 Aloha Spirit SB 2017 Aloha Spirit Bash 12 PM - 5 PM. Elings Park. 1298 Las Positas Rd, Santa Barbara, CA 93103

The Aloha Spirit Bash is cultural, educational, and recreational community event that promotes, supports, and honors the Polynesian culture, practices, and traditions. A portion of the events proceeds goes toward the Aloha Spirit

Scholarship Fund which will provide educational scholarships for students living with diabetes who are perusing a higher education. $25. Contact Ruben Torrez, phone 895-2772, email alohaspiritbash@yahoo.com , or visit alohaspiritbash.org

8/25 Santa Barbara Acoustic Instrument Celebration Acoustic Guitar Silent Auction Fee Parker. 633 East Cabrillo Blvd, Santa Barbara, California, 93103 A Silent Auction of a new Larrivee L-09 Guitar to benefit the Celebration Luthier Endowment Fund. See http://sbaic. com/mission-statement/ $15 and up. See http://sbaic. com/ticket/. Contact Kevin Gillies, email info@sbaic.com, or visit sbaic.com

8/26 Santa Barbara Zoo Zoofari Ball XXXII 5:30 PM - 11 PM. Santa Barbara

Zoo. 500 Ninos Drive

The wildest fundraiserin town, Zoofari Ball features a silent auction, raffle, dinner, dancing under the stars, and more! All funds raised from this event go to support your Zoo and your planet. Contact Kelly Whitaker, phone 962-5339, email Kwhitaker@ sbzoo.org, or visit sbzoo.org/ zoofari/

8/26 Casa Serena Casa Serena 9th Annual Celebrate Recovery! Luncheon Fundraiser 11:30 AM - 1:30 PM. Fess Parker

Doubletree Resort. 633 E Cabrillo Blvd, Santa Barbara, CA 93103

9th Annual Fundraiser to help support Programs and Services for women seeking recovery from alcohol and drug dependence and their children. $125.00/ticket. Contact Lisette Fraser, phone 444-8072, email lfraser@ casaserena.org, or visit casaserena.org

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$25. Contact RiteCare, phone 8059628469, email speechsb@gmail.com, or visit sbspeech.com

annual fundraising gala and the hottest ticket of the Summer. Stroll the garden and view amazing garden-inspired fashion installations, view an exclusive exhibit of fashion worn by Madame Walska, and end with a sumptuous seated dinner presented by Duo Catering in the remarkable setting of Lotusland’s Main Lawn.


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William Sansum Diabetes Center 15th Annual Taste of the Vine & Auction

The Santa Barbara Wildlife Care Network Sunset Cruise

3 PM - 6 PM. QAD Headquarters.

100 Innovation Pl, Santa Barbara, CA 93108

Featuring live Music and Santa Barbara County’s Best Wineries and Food Purveyors Contact Regina Ruiz, phone 682-7640, ext. 246, email rruiz@sansum.org | info@ sansum.org, or visit sansum. org

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Carpinteria Valley Historical Society Carpinteria Museum Marketplace 8 AM - 3 PM. Carpinteria Valley

Museum of History. 956 Maple Ave. Carpinteria CA 93013 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; Vendor space is $30.. Contact David Griggs, phone 684-3112, email david@ carpinteriahistoricalmuseum. org, or visit carpinteriahistoricalmuseum. org

September Date TBD Central Coast Birth Action Coalition Birth and Baby Fair 10 AM - 3 PM.

We will have information on our local pregnancy and birth options. Providers, classes, doulas, midwives, chiropractors. Get up to date on how to have the birth you want. Free. Contact Vicki DiIoia, phone 8058950442, email centralcoastbac@gmail.com

Channel Cat. SB Sailing Center, 133 Harbor Way, Santa Barbara, CA 93109 Join the Santa Barbara Wildlife Care Network for the annual Sunset Cruise fundraiser with beautiful views of the Santa Barbara Channel aboard the luxurious Channel Cat. Participants will enjoy delicious appetizers, local wines, and a glimpse of some of the most beautiful wild creatures that grace our coast. All proceeds will support SBWCN’s continued mission in the rehabilitation and release of local wildlife. Contact Kaitlin Lloyd, phone 680-1120, email kaitlin.lloyd@ sbwcn.org, or visit sbwcn.org

Date TBD The Alliance for Living and Dying Well Get It Done Today! Santa Barbara Public Library’s Faulkner Gallery. 40 E. Anapamu St. The Alliance is pleased to announce our 5th Annual Get It Done Today! - a FREE community-wide event to help you complete your Advance Health Care Directive. Get It Done Today! (GIDT) will have professional facilitators, notaries, and trained volunteers (both English and Spanish speaking) onsite to facilitate the process. FREE. Contact Deborah Hartman, phone 8455314, email info@ allianceforlivinganddyingwell. org, or visit allianceforlivinganddyingwell. org

9/8 Arthritis Foundation Santa Barbara Connoisseur’s Circle Gala - A Taste of the Town Event 6 PM. Bacara Resort & Spa. 8301 Hollister Ave., Goleta

Kickoff to the Taste of the Town weekend featuring a VIP wine, beer, and spirits tasting followed by a gourmet 3-course meal on the outdoor patio created by a guest chef. Additional a activities include a silent auction, live auction, and dancing.

Tables start at $5,000/ Individual tickets are $500 (if available). Contact Joe Evans, phone 563-4685, email JEvans@arthritis.org, or visit arthritis.org/tasteofthetownSB

9/8 Environmental Defense Center TGIF (Thank Goodness It’s Friday Mixer) 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM. EDC Courtyard. 906 Garden Street, Santa Barbara

Description: For more than 19 years, EDC’s tgif! events have been a staple of the south central coast’s summer season. Known as one of the best happy hours in Santa Barbara, tgif! features live music, local wines, tasty hors d’oeuvres, and great raffle prizes. Join the fun in the great company of regional nonprofit and environmental organizations and hear about our work in protecting the local environment. $15, includes 2 drinks, hors d’oeuvres & live music. Contact Kaleena Quarles, phone 9631622, email kquarles@ environmentaldefensecenter. org, or visit environmentaldefensecenter. org/

9/9 Santa Barbara Yacht Club 13th Annual Santa Barbara Yacht Club Charity Regatta 12 PM - 7 PM. Santa Barbara Yacht Club. 130 Harbor Way, Santa Barbara, CA 93109

At this year’s 13th Annual Santa Barbara Yacht Club Charity Regatta, guests will enjoy a day of yacht racing, scenic boat rides, BBQ, jazzy live music, and other family-friendly fun! The Charity Regatta is part of a national movement and has become a signature event in the community. Over the past 12 years, the SBYC Charity Regatta has cumulatively raised over $1.2 million providing compassionate, comprehensive healthcare in the homes of those who need it most. Cost & Registration Information TBA. Contact Lailan McGrath, phone 6906218, email lailan.mcgrath@ vnhcsb.org, or visit vnhcsb. org/regatta

9/10 Arthritis Foundation Santa Barbara 36th Annual Taste of the Town 12 PM - 3 PM. Riviera Park & Gardens. 2030 Alameda Padre Serra, Santa Barbara

Santa Barbara’s original food and wine tasting event returns for its 36th year. Guests enjoy sampling from over 75 local wineries, breweries, spirits providers, restaurants, and caterers. New additions include the Jaqua Relaxation Lounge and Taste of the Town photo booth. Individual tickets: $125 in advance / $140 day of the event (if available). Check website for packages. Contact Joe Evans, phone 563-4685, email jevans@arthritis. org, or visit arthritis.org/ tasteofthetownSB

9/10 American Foundation for Suicide Prevention Santa Barbara Out of the Darkness Community Walk 9 AM - 11:30 AM. Leadbetter Beach. Loma Alta & Shoreline Drive

Awareness and fundraising walk for suicide prevention and mental health education. No cost. Contact Traute Winters, phone 424 327 7101, email twinters@afsp.org, or visit afsp.org/santabarbara

9/14 Planned Parenthood California Central Coast The Mary Jane McCord Planned Parenthood Book Sale Earl Warren Showgrounds. 3400 Calle Real, Santa Barbara, CA 93105 43rd Annual Book Sale is the largest used book sale in the tri-counties, with thousands of carefully curated and cleaned titles in a range of categories, including child, young adult, business, cookbooks and literature. All proceeds of the sale benefit Planned Parenthood California Central Coast. Event spans several days: September 14 - 24, 2017.


Free except for $25 admission for opening night September 14.. Contact Brittany Boylan , phone 7221522, email brittany.boylan@ ppcentralcoast.org, or visit booksale.ppcentralcoast.org

9/15 TV Santa Barbara 3rd Annual Media Access Awards Celebration 5:30 PM - 9 PM. Santa Barbara

Maritime Museum. 113 Harbor Way

Contact Kirsten McGregor, phone 571-1721, email kirsten@ tvsb.tv, or visit tvsb.tv

9/15 Santa Barbara Center for the Performing Arts Legends Gala The Granada Theatre. 1214 State Street, Santa Barbara The Legends Gala honors the achievement’s of persons or organizations who have illuminated and advanced the performing arts in a significant way. The elegant black-tie affair celebrates the region’s rich culture of arts and philanthropy with a dinner, entertainment, and awards ceremony on the stage of the stunning Granada Theatre. In its third year, the Legends Gala takes its place as one of Santa Barbara’s signature events. Contact Hayley Firestone Jessup, phone 899-3000, email hjessup@granadasb.org, or visit granadasb.org

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$10 in advance/$15 at the door. Contact Mike Witt, phone 957-1115, email mwitt@sbjf.org, or visit jewishsantabarbara.org

9/17 Benefiting the Santa Barbara Police Activities League and Police Foundation 6th Annual Montecito Motor Classic 9 AM - 3 PM. Coast Village Road, Montecito. Coast Village Road, Montecito

The 6th Annual Montecito Motor Classic will feature rare and distinguished cars from around the state. This event has become a favorite among Santa Barbara car enthusiasts. to be determined to enter a car, free to public day of event. Contact Dolores Johnson, phone 9625560, email djohnson@ millionair.com, or visit montecitomotorclassic.com

9/22 Breast Cancer Resource Center BCRC Presents 5:30 PM - 10:30 PM. Coral

Casino. 1260 Channel Drive, Santa Barbara 93108 This annual event has been described as the best fundraiser in SB. Lounge and mingle with new & familiar friends and enjoy great food, music, silent & live auction. Funds benefit BCRC educational programs and services addressing the needs of those dealing with breast cancer. Sponsorship available. Ticket $300. Contact BCRC 805569-9693, phone 569-9693, email info@bcrcsb.org, or visit bcrcsb.org

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Jewish Federation of Greater Santa Barbara 5th Annual Feed the Funk Benefit Concert

Boys & Girls Club of Santa Barbara (BGCSB) Boys & Girls Club of Santa Barbara 18th Annual Golf Tournament

6:30 PM - 11:30 PM. SoHo Music

10:30 AM - 7 PM. Glen Annie Golf

Club. 1221 State St., Santa Barbara

This annual events highlights the importance of music, community leadership, and mentorship in our community. Enjoy the Jewish Federation’s Teen

Club. 405 Glen Annie Road, Goleta, CA 93117

Join us for a great day of golf on a championship course with first-class amenities. Schedule: 10:30 am Registration, Warmup, Silent Auction, and Lunch;

12:00 pm Putting Contest Final and Call to Carts; 12:15 pm Shotgun Start, Four-Player Scramble, Food & Beverages Holes, and On-Course Contests; 5:30 pm Dinner, Silent Auction Winners Announced, and Awards & Prizes. Sponsorships available. Proceeds benefit 1,500 local young people ages 6-18. $175 per golfer. Contact Michael Padden-Rubin, phone 962-2382, email michael@ boysgirls.org, or visit boysgirls.org

9/23 Center of the Heart Fall 2017 Healing Arts Faire 12 PM - 5 PM. Center of the Heart. 487 N. Turnpike Road, Santa Barbara, CA 93111

Join us for a day of intuitive readings, massage, energy workers, healers, & art, jewelry vendors. Gifted participants will offer a wide variety of modalities: including Tarot cards, Numerology, Intuitive channeling, Intuitive healers, Angel Card Readers, Massage, Energy Workers, John of God Crystal Bed Sessions and More! Each will offer mini-treatments and be available for full sessions as well. Sure to be an amazing day! Come meet & experience our gifted community members. Booth Space available, please contact us at (805) 964-4861 $20 for 15 minutes. Contact Rev. Maryum Morse, phone 964-4861, email info@ centeroftheheart.com, or visit centeroftheheart.com/ event/fall-2017-healing-artsfaire-2506

9/23 MOXI, The Wolf Museum of Exploration + Innovation A Night @ MOXI 6 PM - 12 AM. MOXI, The Wolf

Museum of Exploration + Innovatio. 125 State Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93101

Santa Barbara’s newest science museum for curious minds of all ages will host its inaugural fundraiser this September. Save the date to support MOXI’s mission of igniting learning through interactive experiences in science and creativity. Come out for a memorable evening of exploration and discovery across all three floors of MOXI - including the spectacular

rooftop with views from the mountains to the sea. To be determined. Contact Events Team, phone 770-5010, email events@moxi.org, or visit moxi.org

9/24 State Street Ballet State Street Ballet’s Annual Gala Fundraiser 6 PM - 9 PM. Four Seasons Resort The Biltmore, Palmera Garden and Loggia Ballroom. 1260 Channel Drive, Santa Barbara, CA 93108

State Street Ballet will host our annual Gala Fundraiser, celebrating the performing arts in our community. The evening will include live entertainment, dancing, full dinner, live auction, and tributes to local philanthropists and supporters of the ballet. Join us in honoring the beauty of dance and those who keep the arts alive! Contact Denise Grimm, phone 845-1432, email contact@ statestreetballet.com, or visit statestreetballet.com

9/27 Hospice of Santa Barbara Heroes of Hospice Luncheon 12 PM - 1:30 PM. Four Seasons, Biltmore Hotel. La Pacifica (1260 channel Dr, Santa Barbara, CA 93108

Luncheon celebration to honor our Heroes Contact Trisha Beaudin, phone 563-8820, email tbeaudin@ hospiceofsb.org, or visit hospiceofsantabarbara.org

9/27 UCP WORK, Inc. Fall in Love with Autumn, A Benefit for UCP WORK, Inc. 12 PM - 1:30 PM. Cabrillo Arts Pavilion . 1118 East Cabrillo Blvd., Santa Barbara

Fundraising luncheon with speakers and a video highlighting how UCP WORK, Inc.’s programs and services benefit adults with disabilities in our community. No charge, please contact UCP WORK, Inc. for an invitation. . Contact Eryn Eckert, phone 962-7201, email Eeckert@ ucpworkinc.org, or visit ucpworkinc.org

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The TVSB Media Access Awards celebrate local independent media that builds community dialogue, provides a diversity of voices, and fosters common understanding in our community. Guests will enjoy an evening of food, beverages, creative activities, silent auction, and an awards presentation.

Comedy Club followed by music from top local bands.


9/28 Girls Inc. of Greater Santa Barbara Girls Inc. of Greater Santa Barbara 16th Annual Celebration Luncheon 11:30 AM - 1:30 PM. Fess Parker’s

Doubletree. 633 E. Cabrillo Blvd., Santa Barbara, CA 93103

Inspiring all girls to be strong, smart, and bold. The annual Celebration Luncheon supports Girls Inc. programs and services. The honored speaker is not yet confirmed at time of press. $130. Contact Paige Van Tuyl, Events and Annual Fund Manager, phone 963-4757 x19, email pvantuyl@girlsincsb.org, or visit girlsincsb.org

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9/28 Hearts Therapeutic Equestrian Center Pegasus Luncheon 11:30 AM - 1:30 PM. Coral Casino

Beach & Cabana Club. 1260 Channel Drive, Santa Barbara CA

Support Hearts Therapeutic Equestrian Center at this moving luncheon with stories from our Riders, their families, and a very special video presentation. This annual event educates the public about equineassisted therapy, something Hearts has provided the Santa Barbara community with for 32 years. TBD. Contact Alexis Weaver, phone 964-1519, email alexis@ heartsriding.org, or visit heartsriding.org

9/29 Santa Barbara Botanic Garden Fall Plant Sale Preview Party 4 PM - 6:30 PM. Santa Barbara

Botanic Garden. 1212 Mission Canyon Road

Join us in the Botanic Garden Courtyard as we toast the beginning of Santa Barbara’s planting season. The evening will feature delicious drinks and light appetizers to enjoy while you shop the exclusive first look at all the best plants we have available for the Fall Plant Sale. In addition to beautiful blooms and evergreens, we will also have live music, a silent auction, and more.

Contact Brittney Burrows, phone 8056824729x103, email bburrows@sbbg.org

9/30 The Cecilia Fund Affaire of the Heart -Affare di Cuore 4 PM - 6 PM. The Music

Academy of the West. 1070 Fairway Road Annual Affaire of the Heart Affare di Cuore. This year we celebrate the Italian culture with a delightful cocktail party and music. $95. Contact Susan Johnson, email ceciliafundsb@gmail. com, or visit ceciliafund.org

9/30 Women’s Literary Festival Women’s Literary Festival 8:30 AM - 3:30 PM. Fess Parker (Double Tree) Resort. 633 Cabrillo Blvd, Santa Barbara, CA 93103

in it’s 11th year, the Women’s Literary Festival continues to celebrate distinguished and emerging women authors who promote literacy, diversity and social justice. This festival brings together readers and authors in a dialogue about the passion of writing. 65. Contact Sharon Hoshida , phone 687-1387, email info@ womensliteraryfestival.com, or visit womensliteraryfestival. com

9/30 Carpinteria Valley Historical Society Carpinteria Museum Marketplace 8 AM - 3 PM. Carpinteria Valley

Museum of History. 956 Maple Ave. Carpinteria CA 93013 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; Vendor space is $30.. Contact David Griggs, phone 684-3112, email david@ carpinteriahistoricalmuseum. org, or visit carpinteriahistoricalmuseum. org

9/30 Santa Barbara Channelkeeper 2nd Annual Santa Barbara Aquathon 8 AM - 1 PM. Leadbetter Beach.

Join Santa Barbara Channelkeeper for our 2nd Annual Santa Barbara AQUATHON on Saturday, September 30th, 2017. at Leadbetter Beach for a Swim and SUP race for competition or just for fun, and a surf contest for kids under 14 will be organized and judged by Surf Happens! In collaboration with Waterkeeper Alliance’s SPLASH event series, this family-friendly, multi-sport, on-the-water event brings the Santa Barbara community together to raise awareness and funds to protect and restore our beloved ocean. Everybody is invited to dive in, so register to participate or volunteer, help spread the word, bring your family, bring your friends, and most importantly, have fun out on the water! Tickets: Adult Participant $35, Youth Participant $20. Contact Morgan Coffey, phone 5633377 ext.2, email morgan@ sbck.org, or visit aquathon. info/

October Date TBD Family Service Agency 29th Annual Senior Expo 9 AM - 12 PM. Earl Warren

Showgrounds. 3400 Calle Real Santa Barbara, California 93105

Alpha Resource Center performing arts troupe’s annual performance. A benefit for Alpha Adult Services, supported in part by the Marjorie Luke Theatre’s Dreier Family Rent Subsidy Fund. Free - donations welcomed! Contact Melissa Fitch, phone 683.2145, email mfitch@alphasb.org, or visit alphasb.org

10/5 Teddy Bear Cancer Foundation 4th Annual Gold Ribbon Luncheon 11 AM - 2 PM. The Coral Casino

at Four Seasons Resort, The Biltmore Santa Barbara. 1260 Channel Dr, Santa Barbara, CA 93108 Held within the La Pacifica Ballroom and Terrace, the Gold Ribbon Luncheon concludes our 5th Annual Gold Ribbon Campaign held in recognition of International Childhood Cancer Awareness Month in September. This event is an outdoor/indoor luncheon with a live and silent auction. The Campaign seeks to generate awareness about pediatric cancer and how it affects families; bring attention to the critical role TBCF plays in supporting Tri-County families that have a child experiencing cancer; and raise critical funds to support TBCF’s emotional, educational, and financial support programs. $150/person. Contact Shelby Thomas, Special Events Director, phone 617.0845, email shelby@ teddybearcancerfoundation. org, or visit TeddyBearCancerFoundation. org

An active aging fair for seniors and caregivers with over 120 exhbits on healthcare, social

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services, estate planning and more! Flu shots, health screenings and lots of fun activities.

Santa Barbara Sea Shell Associations SBSSA 35th Annual Wine Tasting and Yacht Tours

5. Contact Senior Expo, phone 965-1001, email email@ seniorexposb.com, or visit seniorexposb.com

Date TBD Alpha Resource Center Alpha Fest Marjorie Luke Theatre. 721 East Cota Street

4 PM - 7 PM. Santa Barbara Harbor, Marina One. Santa Barbara Harbor, Marina One

Wine tasting with Hors d’Oeuvres and desserts, beer tasting, $500 cash raffle included with ticket, Yacht tours to support the Santa Barbara Sea Shell Association. The Santa Barbara Sea Shell Association’s purpose is to foster healthy child development and close family units by teaching,


developing and encouraging youth sailing skills. SBSSA teaches sailing and regatta to children age 8 to 15 on US Sabots and RS Fevas. $50 / person, including an engraved wine glass. Contact Catherine Gloster, phone 679-1258, email winetasting@ sbssa.org, or visit sbssa.org

10/7 Ganna Walska Lotusland Exceptional Plants: Lotusland Auction and Sale Ganna Walksa Lotusland. 695 Ashley Road

Contact Courtney Tentler, phone 969-3767, email ctentler@lotusland.org, or visit lotusland.org

10/8 Carpinteria Education Foundation The Big Avocado 5K Run/ Walk 8 AM - 10 AM. Carpinteria Viola

Fields . Carpinteria Ave.

The Big Avocado 5K Run/Walk October 8th, 2017 This annual race is always held around Carpinteria Avocado week and is a great opportunity to enjoy a unique cross-country/trail race along the beautiful Carpinteria Bluffs. $25. Contact Debra McCarty, phone 566-1615, email debra@ carpedfoundation.org, or visit carpeducationfoundation.org/ events-page/the-carpinteriatriple-crown-for-education/

10/12 New Beginnings 5th Annual Changing Lives Gala

Join New Beginnings on Thursday, October 12th, 2017 for our 5th Annual Changing Lives Gala. Enjoy delicious food, live music, and time with friends as we honor our 2017 Community Champions. Contact Gabriella Forrester, phone 963-7777 x112, email gforrester@sbnbcc.org, or visit sbnbcc.org

10/14 Santa Barbara Rugby Assn / Elings Park Santa Barbara Beer Festival - Pints for the Park 12 PM - 4 PM. Elings Park. 1298

Las Positas Rd, Santa Barbara Your ticket gets you a tasting glass and the opportunity to cruise the grounds of beautiful Elings Park for an afternoon, sampling the best brewers in the west. Plus, your ticket purchase helps support two local Santa Barbara nonprofits, so you can feel good about it to boot. Join us for our 10th Anniversary, it will be bigger and better than ever! TBA. Contact Bonnie Keinath, email sbbeerfest@gmail.com, or visit sbbeerfestival.com

10/14 Fund for Santa Barbara 24th Annual Bread & Roses Community Celebration 3 PM - 7 PM. QAD Headquarters.

100 Innovation Place, Santa Barbara

Bread & Roses is the Fund for Santa Barbara’s largest annual fundraiser and community celebration. With nearly 800 attendees, it is one of the largest events of its kind on the Central Coast. It is a time for community activists, donors, volunteers, elected leaders and supporters of progressive social change to gather, celebrate our work together and raise money for the Fund’s grant-making and technical assistance programs. This year, we will once again feature a gourmet buffet-style dinner from our region’s finest restaurants, beer and wines from local vintners and both a live and silent auction.

$75 - Sliding Scale Tickets, Individual, Corporate & Organizational Sponsorship Opportunities are Available. Contact Stanley Tzankov, phone 9629164, email Stanley@ fundforsantabarbara.org, or visit fundforsantabarbara.org

10/14 Channel Islands Marine & Wildlife Institute (CIMWI) CIMWI Fundraiser 5:30 PM - 9:30 PM. Carriage and Western Art Museum of Santa Barbara. 129 Castillo Street, Satna Barbara, CA 93101

Come join the party and feast on delicious appetizers and desserts, enjoy wine and beer (including two complimentary drink tickets), dance to live music and bid on great silent and live auction items! Have fun while you help support CIMWI’s mission to positively impact conservation through marine mammal rescue, rehabilitation, research and education to promote ocean and human health. CIMWI rescues, rehabilitates and releases seals and sea lions that strand in Santa Barbara and Ventura counties as well as disentangles dolphins and whales that are in the Santa Barbara Channel. $75.00 per person in advance ($100.00 per person at the event), a tax deductible donation to CIMWI. Contact Ruth Dover, Director of Business Operations, phone 567-1505, email rdover@ cimwi.org, or visit CIMWI.org

10/14 Foodbank of Santa Barbara County Table of Life 4 PM - 7 PM. Stephanie and

10/15 Cancer Center of Santa Barbara Cancer Center Walk/Run 8 AM. Montecito Union School. 385 San Ysidro Rd, Santa Barbara, CA 93108

The 25th annual Cancer Center Walk/Run features a 5K and 10K event along with a Kids’Fun Run. All proceeds support cancer research and programs at the Cancer Center of Santa Barbara. $45; $55; $65. Contact Stephanie Carlyle, phone 898-2116, email stephanie@ ccsb.org, or visit ccsb.org/ walkrun2017

10/15 Santa Barbara Audubon Society Eyes in the Sky Open House/Fundraiser 10 AM - 4 PM. S.B. Museum of

Natural History. 2559 Puesta del Sol Road

Programs with Eyes in the Sky’s seven raptors will happen throughout the event, both by stage presentations and in up close encounters with our bird handlers. Money raised from donations, merchandise and an instant raffle will benefit the raptors and children’s educational programs. Children’s bird-themed games and hands-on crafts (with prizes!) and informative educational exhibits will make this a fun and worthwhile outing for the whole family. Free. Contact Gabriele Drozdowski, phone 2591446, email eyes-in-thesky@cox.net, or visit santabarbaraaudubon.org/

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Jim Sokolove’s Montecito Estate. 1569 East Valley Road, Montecito CA., 93108

Heal the Ocean Back to the Ocean

Bringing together local chefs, winemakers and foodies to celebrate Santa Barbara County’s finest and support thousands of low-income children whose health is impacted by poor nutrition.

6 PM - 10 PM. El Paseo. 813 Anacapa Street

Patron Ticket $1,000. Contact Leslie Velez, phone 9675741, ext. 110, email lvelez@ foodbanksbc.org, or visit donate.foodbanksbc.org/ tableoflife2017

Come join Heal the Ocean at the funnest party of the year! Sponsorships available! Contact Heather Hudson, phone 965-7570, email graciegirlsurf@gmail.com, or visit healtheocean.org

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This signature event is designed for garden connoisseurs, featuring rare and hard-to-find plants. Enjoy a wonderful afternoon at Lotusland with specialty cocktails and sumptuous hors d’euvres served on the lawn. The highlight of the event will be a spirited live auction, other collectible plants and garden items will be offered during a silent auction, and for those impatient plant lovers, there will be a “buy it now” section of interesting and not-so-common species, many propagated from Lotusland plants.

6:30 PM - 8:45 PM. Belmond El Encanto. 800 Alvarado Pl., Santa Barbara, CA 93103


10/22 Center of the Heart Soul Sunday with Gino Walker 10-22-17 10:30 AM. Center of the Heart.

487 N. Turnpike Road, Santa Barbara, CA 93111

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Center of the Heart will put on Soul Sunday featuring Gino Walker, on Sunday, October 22, 2017 at 10:30AwM. Enjoy R&B favorites in a service that has more music and less talk, so you can get inspired and dance! All are welcome to this free event. We will be selling plates homemade soul food after service for $10. Free, $10 Plates. Contact Rev. Maryum Morse, phone 964-4861, email info@ centeroftheheart.com, or visit centeroftheheart.com/ event/soul-sunday-w-ginowalker-10-22-17-2510

10/25 Hearts Therapeutic Equestrian Center Hearts Halloween Spooktacular! 4 PM - 6 PM. Hearts Therapeutic

Equestrian Center. 4420 Calle Real, Santa Barbara CA

This open house event will feature trick-or-treating in the barn, a horse costume contest and parade, a giant broomstick bake sale, ghoulish games, face-painting and other fun festivities. All ages are welcome to attend and are encouraged to dress in Halloween costumes. Suggested Donation: $5 per Family. Contact Devon Sachey, phone 964-1519, email devon@heartsriding.org, or visit heartsriding.org

10/25 Foodbank of Santa Barbara County Santa Maria Empty Bowls 11:30 AM - 1:30 PM. Santa Maria

Fairpark. 937 South Thornburg Street, Santa Maria CA., 93458 For a $25 ticket donation, Empty Bowls guests choose a beautiful handmade bowl, enjoy a simple meal of soup, bread and water, and take home the bowl as a reminder of the meal’s purpose: to feed the hungry in the Santa Maria community. Santa Maria Empty Bowls will feature a Raffle Extravaganza that includes a selection of wines, restaurant and

entertainment certificates, jewelry, and much more omething for everyone! Raffle tickets will be available at the door. $25. Contact Darlene Chavez, phone (805)9373422 x 106 , email dchavez@ foodbanksbc.org, or visit donate.foodbanksbc.org/ SMemptybowls2017

10/27 Junior League of Santa Barbara JLSB Rummage Pre-Sale 6 PM - 9 PM. Earl Warren Showgrounds, Exhibit Hall. 3400 Calle Real, Santa Barbara, CA 93105

Community members interested in a premier first-look experience and early access to the Junior League’s Annual Rummage Sale are encouraged to purchase a ticket for the Pre-Sale Party, happening on Friday, October 27th 6:00 9:00pm. Don’t miss this opportunity to ensure you get your pick of the best items before they are gone! First established in 1934, the community based sale is one of Santa Barbara’s longest standing charity events and serves to benefit both the Junior League and provide low cost, new and gently used merchandise to the community. Saturday admission is free of charge and open to the general public. With over 2 million items for sale in over 18 categories, such as: clothing, baby, toddler, sporting goods, vintage items, furniture and kitchen items, this year’s Rummage Sale has something for everyone. TBD. Contact JLSB Rummage Co-Chairs, phone 9632704, email Rummage@ JLSantaBarbara.org, or visit jlsantabarbara.org

10/28 Kiwanis Club of Santa Barbara Buckles ‘n’ Brews Invitational 1 PM - 5 PM. Santa Barbara

Carriage Museum. 129 Castillo St., Santa Barbara The event will feature up to 30 selected top breweries who were selected by invitation only. Many are award winning breweries and some will have rare and specialty craft beer sampling. There will be a maximum of 500 participants who

will enjoy country music, food, contest, vendors and most of all Fun. $55. Contact Andres Nuno; Pete Georgi, phone 4487070; 569-0731, email info@ surfbeerfest.com; peter@ sbinsagency.com, or visit bucklesandbrews.com

10/28 Ensemble Theatre Company Ghost Light Night 5 PM - 11 PM. The New Vic and then the Fess Parker. 33 W. Victoria Street

Ghost Light Night, a spirited benefit bash, returns to Ensemble Theatre Company. The sophisticatedly spooky affair includes a special performance at the New Vic followed by dinner and dancing at the Fess Parker. Call the Haunt Line or send us an Eek-mail for more information. sponsorships available! Single ticket prices TBD. Contact Christine Hollinger, ETC Community Development Manager, phone 965-5400 x 104, email ETCghostlight@ etcsb.org, or visit etcsb.org/ support/events

10/28 Junior League of Santa Barbara Junior League of Santa Barbara’s Rummage Sale 8 AM - 2 PM. Earl Warren Showgrounds, Exhibit Hall. 3400 Calle Real, Santa Barbara, CA 93105

First established in 1934, the community based sale is one of Santa Barbara’s longest standing charity events and serves to benefit both the Junior League and provide low cost, new and gently used merchandise to the community. Admission is free of charge and open to the general public. With over 2 million items for sale in over 18 categories, such as: clothing, baby, toddler, sporting goods, vintage items, furniture and kitchen items, this year’s Rummage Sale has something for everyone. FREE. Contact JLSB Rummage Co-Chairs, phone 9632704, email Rummage@ JLSantaBarbara.org, or visit jlsantabarbara.org

10/28 World Dance for Humanity Thrill the World 2017 12 PM - 4 PM. SB Courthouse Sunken Gardens. 1100 Anacapa St, Santa Barbara, CA 93101

On Saturday, October 28th 2017 at 3:00pm, hundreds of World Dance Zombies will rise from the lawn of the Santa Barbara Courthouse Sunken Gardens to perform Michael Jackson’s iconic dance as part of a global event, Thrill the World. This will be the 8th year World Dance is hosting the experience, which will include Flashmobs in Santa Barbara and Santa Ynez. It’s a fantastic opportunity for dancers and non-dancers to take part in a worldwide dance event! $0 to participate as a dancer; free to attend!. Contact Janet Reineck, phone 966-5439, email janet@wd4h.org, or visit worlddanceforhumanity.org/

10/28 Carpinteria Valley Historical Society Carpinteria Museum Marketplace 8 AM - 3 PM. Carpinteria Valley

Museum of History. 956 Maple Ave. Carpinteria CA 93013 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; Vendor space is $30.. Contact David Griggs, phone 684-3112, email david@ carpinteriahistoricalmuseum. org, or visit carpinteriahistoricalmuseum. org

November Date TBD St. Vincent’s St. Vincent’s Annual Fashion Show and Luncheon 10 AM - 2 PM. Bishop Garcia Diego High School. 4000 La Colina Rd, Santa Barbara, CA 93110

Santa Barbara’s premier fashion event also includes a silent auction (with gift baskets like


you may have never seen before!), and fabulous raffle prizes. A visual feast! All proceeds from the event benefit the over 600 at-risk, low-income children, families and seniors living on the 21-acre campus of St. Vincent’s in Santa Barbara. TBD. Contact Susan Murray, phone 683 6381 xt 107, email smurray@sv-sb.org, or visit bit.ly/2fKsomG

Date TBD Alpha Resource Center Let it Go Yoga benefit for Alpha Resource Center’s Theater Program 6 PM - 8 PM. Salt Cave. 740

State Street

$10. Contact Melissa Fitch, phone 683.2145, email mfitch@alphasb.org, or visit alphasb.org

11/4 Pierre Claeyssens Veterans Foundation 21st Annual Military Ball 5 PM. The Fess Parker. 633 E

Cabrillo Blvd, Santa Barbara, CA 93103 The Military Ball is a formal evening mingling with members of our armed forces as well as veterans. The event includes a cocktail hour, threecourse dinner and dancing. The annual Military Ball is one of the ways the Pierre Claeyssens Veterans Foundation upholds Pierre’s vision that those who have served are ever Forgotten. Contact Hazel Blankenship, phone 259-4394, email info@ pcvf.org, or visit pcvf.org

11/5 Legal Aid Foundation of Santa Barbara County Santa Barbara Chowder Fest 1 PM - 4 PM. Fess Parker

Doubletree Resort. 633 E. Cabrillo Blvd., Santa Barbara, CA 93101 Chowder Fest is the premier food event in Santa Barbara featuring local restaurants competing for the best chow-

$75.00 per ticket. Contact Molora Vadnais, phone 9636754 x 103, email managing. director@lafsbc.org, or visit lafsbc.org

11/9 CALM CALM at Heart 11:30 AM - 1 PM. Coral Casino. 1281 Channel Drive

Join us at CALM at Heart for an afternoon celebrating the healing work of CALM. $125. Contact Ashlyn McCague, phone 965-2376, email amccague@calm4kids. org, or visit calm4kids.org

11/11 Santa Ynez Valley People Helping People 10th Annual Vino de Sue_os Wine Release Celebration 3 PM - 6 PM. Santa Ynez Valley

Marriott. 555 McMurray Road

Vino de Sueños, “wine of Dreams,” was developed by People Helping People (PHP) and a small group of premium Santa Barbara County vintners to make a difference in the lives of vineyard, ranch, and farm workers. Every wine from the brand is labeled with a reproduction of an original art piece specifically created by a local artist for that wine. In addition to tasting and sales of the just released Vino de Suen_ os wines, the event includes appetizer stations, live music, and a silent auction, including the original wine label art. $50. Contact Erica Valdes, phone 686-0295, email erica@syvphp.org, or visit vinodesuenos.com

11/12 Foodbank of Santa Barbara County Santa Barbara Empty Bowls 11 AM - 2 PM. Ben Page Youth

Center. 4540 Hollister Avenue, Santa Barbara CA., 93110 Join the Foodbank for the 20th ANNUAL Santa Barbara Empty Bowls. Empty Bowls is a community event to end hunger alongside neighbors and friends. Local restaurants donate delicious fresh soup and bread. Guests savor the meal in one-of-a-kind bowls created by local ceramicists, then take the bowls home to treasure as a gift and reminder of hunger in our community. After your lunch, tour the Foodbank next door and learn about ways to get involved. $30. Contact Leslie Velez, phone 967-5741, ext. 110, email lvelez@foodbanksbc.org, or visit donate.foodbanksbc.org/ SBemptybowls2017

11/17 Doctors Nurses & Patients Referral Network Project H.E.A.L of Santa Barbara CountyHoliday Gala 7 PM - 10 PM. Santa Barbara

Veterans Memorial Building. 112 West Cabrillo Blvd Santa Barbara Ca. 93101 Project H.E.A.L OF SBC presents its 1st Annual Holiday Gala to celebrate Project H.E.A.L participants and clients. Let’s bring in the holidays together while we continue to promote & advocate for improved Mental Health Projects. $60. Contact Marie Corbin, RN BSN, phone 637-6889, email Marie @dnprn.org, or visit dnprn.org

11/18 Dream Foundation Dreamland Gala 5:30 PM - 12 AM. Bacara Resort & Spa. 8301 Hollister Avenue, Santa Barbara, CA 93117

Celebrate the evening with family and friends while making a difference in the lives of terminally-ill adults at Dreamland Gala, Dream Foundation’s 16th Annual Gala. Cocktail hour begins at 5:30 with a silent auction. An elegant dinner will follow accompanied by captivating performances. Get com-

petitive during the evening’s live auction, all to benefit the Dreamers of Dream Foundation. Contact Dani Cordaro, phone 539-2222, email dani@ dreamfoundation.org, or visit dreamfoundation.org

11/25 Carpinteria Valley Historical Society 37th Annual Holiday Faire 10 AM - 3 PM. Carpinteria Valley Museum of History. 956 Maple Ave. Carpinteria CA 93013

Charming street fair featuring 85 artisans of hand-made fine art, arts & crafts, and Christmas gifts and decor. Also includes food booths, live folk music, face-painting, Santa Claus & more! Free to buyers. Vendors space $100.. Contact David Griggs, phone 684-3112, email david@ carpinteriahistoricalmuseum. org, or visit carpinteriahistoricalsociety. org

December 12/1 -12/03 Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History Folk & Tribal Arts Marketplace 10 AM - 5 PM. Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History. 2559 Puesta del Sol

The Folk & Tribal Art Marketplace, the largest folk art show in Southern California Treasure seekers will be able to find a fantastic selection of baskets, d_cor, ethnographic art, furniture, jewelry, pottery, rugs, sculpture, and more. Whether you are shopping for a gift or adding to your collection, you can shop around the world for the truly unique, and exotic treasures. FREE. Contact Amy Carpenter, phone 682.4711 ext 123, email acarpenter@sbnature2.org, or visit sbnature.org

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Join us for some yoga, a silent auction, a cocktail (or mocktail), music, massages and more, all in the relaxing and beautiful Salt Cave. Hosted by Let it Go Yoga.

der, food sampling from other local restaurants, tastings from a dozen wineries and breweries, and a silent auction featuring many local wines, foods, and travel opportunities. This will be the 8th Annual Chowder Fest. Chowder Fest is the primary fundraiser of the Legal Aid Foundation of Santa Barbara County, a non-profit law firm representing Santa Barbara County residents with critical civil legal issues including loss of housing, domestic violence, elder abuse, and consumer fraud.


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Living Faith Church Christmas Art and Craft Fair

Hospice of Santa Barbara Light Up A Life

11 AM - 4 PM. Christmas Art & Craft Fair. 4595 Hollister Ave

Marketplace. Storke & Marketplace Drive, Goleta

Christmas Art & Craft Fair. Support local artists and find that perfect gift just in time for the holidays! Free. Contact Barbara Anderson, phone 453-7254, email barbara62239@gmail. com, or visit ivingfaithsb.org

12/2 Hospice of Santa Barbara Light Up A Life 5:30 PM. Casa de la Guerra. 15 E.

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De La Guerra St., Santa Barbara Celebrate the life and the joy of remembrance of loved ones at Hospice of Santa Barbara’s 34th annual holiday Light Up A Life ceremonies. Hundreds of lights and stars will illuminate memorial trees in honor of loved ones at these community events. Stars will also be available at each ceremony for a suggested donation for those who wish to hang their own personalized tribute. All donations benefit Hospice of Santa Barbara. Free. Contact Hospice of Santa Barbara, phone 563-8820, email info@ hospiceofsb.org, or visit hospiceofsantabarbara.org

12/3 Breast Cancer Resource Center Annual Holiday Tea & Fashion Show 12 PM - 3 PM. Biltmore, Four Seasons Resort. 1260 Channel Drive, Santa Barbara, CA 93108

Enjoy an uplifting fundraiser event. The Annual Holiday Tea & Fashion show, and Shop for holiday gifts, decorations, jewelry boutique, etc., and fun raffle items and silent auction items. Funds benefit BCRC educational programs and services addressing the needs of those dealing with breast cancer. Sponsorship available. Ticket $100. Contact BCRC 805569-9693, phone 569-9693, email info@bcrcsb.org, or visit bcrcsb.org

5:30 PM. Camino Real

Celebrate the life and the joy of remembrance of loved ones at Hospice of Santa Barbara’s 34th annual holiday Light Up A Life ceremonies. Hundreds of lights and stars will illuminate memorial trees in honor of loved ones at these community events. Stars will also be available at each ceremony for a suggested donation for those who wish to hang their own personalized tribute. All donations benefit Hospice of Santa Barbara. Free. Contact Hospice of Santa Barbara, phone 563-8820, email info@ hospiceofsb.org, or visit hospiceofsantabarbara.org

12/5 Visiting Nurse & Hospice Care Angels Among Us - Santa Barbara

ments, and a special program and candle lighting ceremony. Dedicate an angel in honor of your loved one for the Gathering of Angels. No cost. . Contact Lailan McGrath, phone 690-6218, email lailan.mcgrath@vnhcsb. org, or visit vnhcsb.org/angels

12/9 Hospice of Santa Barbara Light Up A Life 5:30 PM. Seal Fountain at

Linden Plaza. Linden Avenue, Carpinteria Celebrate the life and the joy of remembrance of loved ones at Hospice of Santa Barbara’s 34th annual holiday Light Up A Life ceremonies. Hundreds of lights and stars will illuminate memorial trees in honor of loved ones at these community events. Stars will also be available at each ceremony for a suggested donation for those who wish to hang their own personalized tribute. All donations benefit Hospice of Santa Barbara.

sponsor gear. Raffle tickets are sold online and open to the general public. FREE. Contact Jenny Keet, phone 235-8783, email jenny@ surfhappensfoundation.org, or visit surfhappensfoundation. org

12/18 Center of the Heart Winter Solstice Candlelighting Cermony 12-18-17 7:30 PM. Center of the Heart.

487 N. Turnpike Road, Santa Barbara, CA 93111

Bring your drums, shakers and rattles to honor the Divine Light. We will come together at the end of the service to sing in a sacred circle. We will create a bridge of light, connecting and holding love, peace and harmony. Please join us as we kindle our inner fires for the coming New Year & welcome the return of the light in our world!

Free. Contact Hospice of Santa Barbara, phone 563-8820, email info@ hospiceofsb.org, or visit hospiceofsantabarbara.org

Free. Contact Rev. Maryum Morse, phone 964-4861, email info@centeroftheheart.com, or visit centeroftheheart. com/event/wintersolstice-candlelightingcermony-12-18-17-2511

Remember the love this holiday season and join Visiting Nurse & Hospice Care for its annual Angels Among Us service for the Santa Barbara community. This is a time of reflection and connection, music and refreshments, and a special program and candle lighting ceremony. Dedicate an angel in honor of your loved one for the Gathering of Angels.

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Human Rights Watch Human Rights Watch Annual Voices for Justice Dinner

Center of the Heart Christmas Eve Holiday Service 12-24-17

No cost. . Contact Lailan McGrath, phone 690-6218, email lailan.mcgrath@vnhcsb. org, or visit vnhcsb.org/angels

Various Sponsorship Levels and Seat Sales. Contact Lis Leader, phone 452-0219, email leadere@hrw.org, or visit hrw. org

5:30 PM - 6:30 PM. VNHC Community Room. 602 East Montecito Street, Santa Barbara

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5:30 PM - 9 PM. To Be

Determined. To Be Determined Human Rights Watch annual fundraising event and dinner, honoring an individual for extraordinary activism

Visiting Nurse & Hospice Care Angels Among Us Buellton

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5:30 PM - 6:30 PM. Church at the Crossroads. 236 La Lata Dr, Buellton, CA 93427

7 AM - 5 PM. Leadbetter Beach.

Remember the love this holiday season and join Visiting Nurse & Hospice Care for its annual Angels Among Us service for the Lompoc and Santa Ynez Valley communities. This is a time of reflection and connection, music and refresh-

Surf Happens Foundation 4th Annual Lakey Peterson Keiki Bowl Shorline Drive

Part of the Surf Happens Foundations ‘Grom Surf League’, this free surf contest for ages 14 and under is designed to encourage a healthy and active lifestyle in local youth. The event is used as a fundraiser to support the SHF programs through a big raffle full of

10:30 AM. Center of the Heart. 487 N. Turnpike Road, Santa Barbara, CA 93111

Celebrate the Season of love and light with Center of the Heart. Rev. Maryum Morse leads congregation in ritual and shares stories about the season, plus holiday music and carols performed by George Friedenthal and Eje LynnJacobs. Share in the magic of Winter Solstice in this Celebration Service designed to bring a smile and warmth in your heart! Free. Contact Rev. Maryum Morse, phone 964-4861, email info@centeroftheheart.com, or visit centeroftheheart.com/ event/christmas-eve-holidayservice-12-24-17-2512


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