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Calendar of Fundraisers

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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.

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JANUARY 1/28 The Cecilia Fund Annal Membership Tea 2 PM. The Santa Barbara Club, 1105 Chapala St.

Don’t miss the Cecilia Fund Annual Membership Tea with guest speaker Dr. Fred Kass. $25. Contact Susan Johnson, email ceciliafundsb@gmail.com, or visit ceciliafund.org

1/28 5:30-7:30pm Women’s Literary Festival An Intimate Literary Salon Conversation with Lynne Cox Location provided upon receipt of payment.

Lynne Cox, amazing open-water swimmer and accomplished author, will join us for our inaugural Literary Happy Hour. As one of the Women’s Literary Festival alumna, Lynne has agreed to join us for an intimate evening of conversation and light repast. She has published Open Water Swimming Manual, an instructional guide that captures your imagination (you find yourself in the water) and her first children’s book, Elizabeth, Queen of the Seas, an inspirational tale about an elephant seal, since her appearance in our festival. To reserve your seat, mail your $25 donation to P.O. Box 296, Carpenteria, CA 93104. Contact Sharon Hoshida, phone 453-8696, email info@womensliteraryfestival.com, or visit womensliteraryfestival. com

1/29-1/31/2016 Fri.-Sat.:11am-6pm; Sun.: 11am-5pm CALM (Child Abuse Listening Mediation)

Antiques, Decorative Arts & Vintage Show and Sale Earl Warren Showgrounds, 3400 Calle Real

More than 80 antique, vintage, and decorative-arts dealers will be under one roof to showcase their treasures, a unique selection of rustic, vintage, mid-century, and mid-18th-century antiques. Furniture, porcelain, glassware, silver, paintings and prints, fine and costume jewelry, folk art, garden/patio items, rugs, and more are some of the treasures for sale. This sale is for the observer and the collector of fine arts; the showgrounds will come alive with cherished treasures of the past. Proceeds benefit the prevention and treatment of child abuse in Santa Barbara County through the organization of CALM. Parking is free. $6, $5 seniors, free for kids. April Thede 898-9715, arthede@cox.net, calm4kids.org/events1/30

1/30 Carpinteria Valley Historical Society Carpinteria Museum Marketplace 8 AM-3 PM. Carpinteria Valley Museum of History, 956 Maple Ave.

This is an Antiques & Vintage Market with more than 70 vendors of antiques, collectibles, jewelry, furniture, books, plants, toys, clothing, decorative arts, household items, and much more! Buyers free; sellers $30. Contact David Griggs, phone 684-3112, email david. griggs6@verizon.net, or visit carpinteriahistoricalmuseum.org

1/31 Jewish Federation of Greater Santa Barbara Art at the JCC Opening Reception: Organic Matters 1-4 PM. Jewish Federation of Greater Santa Barbara, 524 Chapala St.

Organic Matters is a multi-medium, invitational exhibition celebrating Earth’s natural environment. From botanicals used to create fine art to collages of paper and cotton cloth to photographs printed on natural wood and those that represent the life of a green and interesting world around us, Organic Matters is a feast to behold. The Opening Reception features live music, wine, and appetizers! Curated by Lynn M. Holley, the exhibition is free and open to the public. Contact Mike Witt, phone 957-1115, email mwitt@sbjf.org, or visit jewishsanta barbara.org

FEBRUARY 2/1 Montecito Family YMCA Annual Campaign Kickoff all day 591 Santa Rosa Lane, Santa Barbara CA 93108

The Montecito Family YMCA enriches kids, adults, families and communities through health, well-being and fitness programs, camps, family time, swim, sports and play, and other activities for people of all ages, incomes and abilities. We are more than your local health and fitness club with a gym and a pool. At the Y, we help build a healthy spirit, mind and body for all with core values of caring, honesty, respect and responsibility at the heart of everything we do. Contact Michael Yamasaki, phone 805.969.3288, email michael.yamasaki@ ciymca.org, or visit http://www.ciymca. org/montecito/index.html

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All Day Southern California Artists Painting for the Environment Farm to Wall Goleta Public Library, 500 N. Fairview Ave., Goleta

The SCAPE Exhibit and Art Show benefits Fairview Gardens, a California nonprofit organization established in 1997 to preserve and operate Fairview Garden as a working organic farm that nurtures the SANTA BARBARA INDEPENDENT – 2016 CALENDAR OF FUNDRAISERS – PAGE 2

human spirit through educational programs and public activities at the farm. Its mission is to build connections between community, food, and nature. There will be a free reception with artist awards, live music, appetizers, and children’s activities.The show runs February 2 -27, with a reception February 2, 2-5pm. Free, Dorene White, 886-7479, scape@dwhitepleinair.com, s-c-a-p-e.org

2/3 Anti-Defamation League Santa Barbara/Tri-Counties ADL’s Santa Barbara International Film Festival Opening Night Soirée 5:30-7 PM. Petros Restaurant, 1316 State St.

Kick off the Santa Barbara International Film Festival soirée-style with film, love, and the Anti-Defamation League! Enjoy dinner, passed hors d’oeuvres, and an open bar in downtown Santa Barbara’s Petros Restaurant as we celebrate the ADL Stand Up Film Award winner. Guests who are also attending the SBIFF Opening Night Screening will have priority seating and front-of-the-line access for The Little Prince. $118. Contact Brianna Moffitt, phone 564-6670, email bmoffitt@adl.org, or visit santabarbara.adl.org

2/6 Santa Barbara Family YMCA 2016 Annual Campaign Kick-Off 5-8 PM. Carriage and Western Art Museum, 129 Castillo St.

Every year the Santa Barbara Family YMCA raises money to support our Financial Assistance program that ensures that no one is turned away. With Financial Assistance, thousands of kids, adults, and families can benefit from YMCA membership and programs such as youth sports, swim lessons, child care, parent-child activities, summer camp, overnight camp, teen leadership activities, and many more. Together we can build a stronger community. Contact Julie Hofbauer, phone 687-7720 x267, email julie.hofbauer@ciymca.org, or visit ciymca.org/santabarbara

2/10 Hospice of Santa Barbara Jim Hill Art Exhibition Opening Reception 5:30-7 PM. Leigh Block Gallery, Hospice of Santa Barbara, 2050 Alameda Padre Serra, Ste. 100

Hospice of Santa Barbara will host a wine and hors d’oeuvres open house reception for the exhibit. A portion of the proceeds from art sales will benefit Hospice of Santa Barbara, Inc., a volunteer hospice organization. Free. Contact Hospice of Santa Barbara, phone 563-8820, email info@hospiceofsb. org , or visit hospiceofsantabarbara.org

2/12 Opera Santa Barbara The Opera Ball 6 PM. Loggia Ballroom, Four Seasons Resort The Biltmore Santa Barbara, 1260 Channel Dr.

A romantic gala evening benefiting Opera Santa Barbara, this elegant affair will include dinner, dancing, and a live auction. Spectacular opera performances will feature the cast of our March 2016 production of Donizetti’s “L’Elisir d’Amore” (“The Elixir of Love”) performing opera’s most romantic arias and duets. Contact Francesca Patruno , phone 898-389, email info@operasb.org, or visit OperaSB.org

2/13 Friendship Center 17th Annual Festival of Hearts 11:30 AM-2:30 PM. Fess Parker’s DoubleTree Resort, 633 E. Cabrillo Blvd.

Enjoy a delicious lunch with local wines amid the elegance of the Fess Parker. Glamorous attire is welcome, or dress in black-and-white! A silent auction features unique Heart-Art by Jeff Bridges, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Rod Lathim, and other area artists and celebrities, and a live auction includes vacation getaways, imaginative entertainment packages, and more. All proceeds from the event support our HEART (Help Elders At Risk Today) Program, subsidizing the cost of adult day services for low-income aging and dependent adults and their families. $100. Contact Justine Sutton, phone 9690859, email justine@friendshipcentersb. org, or visit friendshipcentersb.org

2/13 Mission City Roller Derby Cornhole Tournament 1 PM. 526 Laguna St.

Join us for some cornhole fun! Enter to win the grand prize of $150, or just come and have some fun with your Betties, grub on some food and booze, and cheer on the tournament! Email lolita@missioncityrollerderby.com for more info Contact Lolita, phone 455-8618, email lolita@missioncityrollerderby.com, or visit missioncityrollerderby.com

2/14 Kiwanis Club of Carpinteria Valley Partida 5K Winter Warm Up 7 AM. Carpinteria Bluffs, Bailard Ave. Carpinteria

This cross-country-style race runs along the Carpinteria Bluffs. Register at active. com. Email CarpKiwanis@gmail.com or see carpkiwanis.org for more info. $25. Contact Rosana Swing, phone 6802670, email carpkiwanis@gmail.com, or visit carpkiwanis.org

2/17-2/26 KCSB-FM 91.9 Community Radio KCSB-FM Annual Fund Drive 24/7 On-Air Phone-In, online, and KCSB’s Storke Tower Studios at UCSB

Show your support for the only noncom-


mercial community radio station in Santa Barbara during KCSB’s Annual Fund Drive. Call 893-2424 or visit kcsb.org to donate online! Contact Ted Coe, phone 893-2424 , email ted.coe@kcsb.org, or visit kcsb.org

2/19 American Heart Association Go Red for Women Luncheon 10:30 AM-1:30 PM. Fess Parker’s DoubleTree Resort, 633 E. Cabrillo Blvd.

Come celebrate 20 years of fighting heart disease in women. There will be a health fair expo and health screenings provided. Sponsorship opportunities are available. $125. Contact Kate Wokowsky, phone 963-8862, email kate.wokowsky@heart. org, or visit goredsb.heart.org

again, and now COPR attracts a myriad of birds and birders, researchers and nature enthusiasts. In contrast to ongoing tragedies of human environmental degradation, the film reveals the people behind this successful restoration project and their invitation to the public to respect and enjoy it. $10; tickets available at sbnature.org/ tickets. Contact Cherie Topper, phone 451-1389, email director@santabarbaraaudubon.org, or visit sbnature.org/ tickets/

2 PM. Center of the Heart, 487 N. Turnpike Rd.

In February, 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 at our website for more information. $45 pre-registration, $55 at the door. Contact Roxy, phone 964-4861, email info@ centeroftheheart.com, or visit centeroftheheart.com/event/hsh-guest-speakerseries-2040

2/24 Santa Barbara Audubon Society in Partnership with the S.B. Museum of Natural History Premier Showing of “Bringing Back the Wild” and Discussion with Film director Michael Love and COPR director Dr. Cristina Sandoval 7:30 PM. S.B. Museum of Natural History, Fleischmann Auditorium, 2559 Puesta Del Sol

This 2015 film tells the inspiring story of the restoration of Coal Oil Point Reserve (COPR), a precious coastal wetlands and home to the threatened western snowy plover and tidewater goby. After a decade of care by COPR director Cristina Sandoval, the snowy plover is breeding

It’s St. Raphael School’s 28th Annual Auction! Come Join us at our Totally Classic ‘50s Style Auction Fundraiser. $125. Contact St. Raphael School, phone 967-2115, email office@straphaelschoolsb. org, or visit straphaelschoolsb.org

2/26 VADA (Visual Arts & Design Academy) 3rd Annual VADA Draw 7 PM. Santa Barbara Veterans Memorial Building, 112 W. Cabrillo Blvd.

Support local emerging artists—and walk away with a masterpiece!—at the 3rd Annual 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 9669101 x5055, email thevadadraw@gmail. com, or visit vadasbhs.org

2/27 Laguna Blanca School Laguna Travels to Monte Carlo for an Evening of Glamour, Dance & Vice 5:30 PM. Bacara Resort & Spa, 8301 Hollister Ave., Goleta

Get ready to rev your engines, let the chips ride, and dance the night away at this year’s spring benefit, Laguna Blanca Travels to Monte Carlo for an Evening of Glamour, Dance & Vice! This promises to be an elegant evening for parents of students/alumni and friends of Laguna Blanca to enjoy themselves in supporting the present and future of the school. Laguna Blanca is a not-for-profit EK-12 co-educational, college preparatory day school. $250. Contact Marcy Jacobs, phone 6872461 x201, email mjacobs@lagunablanca.org, or visit lagunablanca.org

This is an Antiques & Vintage Market with more than 70 vendors of antiques, collectibles, jewelry, furniture, books, plants, toys, clothing, decorative arts, household items, and much more! Buyers free; sellers $30. Contact David Griggs, phone 684-3112, email david. griggs6@verizon.net, or visit carpinteriahistoricalmuseum.org

2/27 Los Padres Trail Riders Tack & Tog Sale 9:30 AM. Earl Warren Showgrounds, 3400 Calle Real

9:30 AM. Leadbetter Beach

12-5 PM. Santa Barbara Botanic Garden, 1212 Mission Canyon Rd.

Center of the Heart Heart Super Heart Speaker Event Series

5:30 PM. Fess Parker’s DoubleTree Resort, 633 E. Cabrillo Blvd.

Special Olympics Santa Barbara Region 2nd Annual Polar Plunge

Santa Barbara Botanic Garden Santa Barbara Beer Garden

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St. Raphael School Totally Classic ‘50s Auction Fundraiser

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Join us for a new drinking tour of the Garden, featuring beers uniquely paired with our horticultural displays. For this thirdannual mini-brew fest, expect new beers and new Garden locations to explore. $120 VIP; $60 GA member; $75 GA nonmember. Contact Brittney Burrows , phone 682-4726, email bburrows@sbbg. org, or visit sbbg.org/classes-events/ events/santa-barbara-beer-garden

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The Polar Plunge is a unique opportunity for individuals, organizations, and teams to support Special Olympics Santa Barbara, by running (or pretending to jump) into the chilly waters at Leadbetter Beach in Santa Barbara. A few hundred people are expected to weather the cold and plunge into 50-degree waters. $50 minimum raised. Contact Gina Carbajal, phone 884-1516 x103, email gcarbajal@sosc.org, or visit sosc.org

2/27 Carpinteria Valley Historical Society Carpinteria Museum Marketplace 8 AM-3 PM. Carpinteria Valley Museum of History, 956 Maple Ave.

In this annual super swap meet for the horse community, buy and sell your used or new tack, socialize, snack, and bid on silent auction items. All the information you need is on the Rules and Reservation forms at LPTR.org, or contact Barbara at 455-4113. $5. Contact Barbara, phone 455-4113, email lynnesherman@gmail.com, or visit lptr.org

2/27 Center of the Heart Healing Arts Faire — Winter 2016 12 PM. Center of the Heart, 487 N. Turnpike Rd.

Join us for a day of intuitive readings, massages, energy workers, healers, and art and jewelry vendors. Gifted participants will offer a wide variety of modalities, including Tarot cards, Numerology, intuitive channeling, intuitive healers, An-

Take the Plunge for Special Olympics Santa Barbara! Saturday, February 27th Leadbetter Beach

Registration & Pancake Breakfast Begins at 9:30am Raise a minimum of $50 and plunge into winter-chilled waters to benefit more than 500 athletes in the Santa Barbara area!

TO REGISTER

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gel 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. Booth space is available. Please contact us for more information. $20. Contact Roxy, phone 964-4861, email info@centeroftheheart.com, or visit centeroftheheart.com/event/healing-artsfaire-winter-2016-2038

2/28 LifeChronicles 2016 Father Virgil Cordano Remarkable Life Award Dinner Honoring

Robert & Christine Emmons 6 PM. Fess Parker’s DoubleTree Resort, 633 E. Cabrillo Blvd.

We hope that you join us for our fourth annual event, honoring Robert and Christine Emmons, two remarkable people in Santa Barbara. They have led remarkable lives that exemplify the values of service and compassion that were touchstones of Father Virgil’s life. We have much to celebrate on February 28! $200. Contact Mary deLoe, phone 6823411, email lifechronicles@gmail.com, or visit lifechronicles.org

MARCH TBD Hospital Hospitality House/The Little Cottage Open House The Little Cottage, 2407 Bath St.

We invite our community friends to visit the home away from home for families of Cottage Hospital patients. Free, Sandy McCartney, 563-4753, s andysandymccartney@gmail.com, thelittlecottage.org

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Cancer Center of Santa Barbara with Sansum Clinic Barbara Ireland Walk & Run for Breast Cancer Kick-Off Party Chase Palm Park, 323 E. Cabrillo Blvd.

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. $15-$20, Stephanie Carlyle, 898-2116 , stephanie@ccsb.org, c csb.org/irelandwalk2016

TBD Alpha Resource Center of Santa Barbara Circle of Life Luncheon Earl Warren Showgrounds, 3400 Calle Real

Alpha Resource Center hosts its 12th Annual Circle of Life Luncheon. This by-invitation-only event raises awareness of the contributions of people with

disabilities in our community. Stories of the Future will focus on the hopes and dreams of our youth and young families in our community. Free, Marisa Pasquini, 683-2145, mpasquini@alphasb.org, alphasb.org

3/2 Santa Barbara Charter School Bright Futures Luncheon

theme pays homage to a flowering plant that boasts 25,000 species. There will also be diverse array of plants. $14 general admission, $12 students and seniors, children under 12 Free. Contact Leigh-Anne Anderson, phone 403-1533, email sborchidshow@gmail.com, or visit SBOrchidShow.com, facebook.com/ orchidshow, twitter.com/SBOrchidShow, #SBOrchidShow

Noon Cabrillo Arts Pavillion, 1118 E. Cabrillo Blvd.

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This is the one annual fundraiser for Santa Barbara Charter School, a public charter school in the Santa Barbara Unified School District. Come hear stories about how the school has positively impacted the lives of its students. Free. Contact Laura Donner, phone 9676522, email Ldonner@sbunified.org, or visit sbcharter.org

11:30 AM-1:30 PM. Goodland Hotel, 5650 Calle Real, Goleta

3/3 William Sansum Diabetes Center Orchid Show Gala Preview Party 5:30-8 PM. Earl Warren Showgrounds, 3400 Calle Real

Enjoy the beauty of orchids and support the William Sansum Diabetes Centers’ research, education, and clinical care. Come see show winners and learn how orchids are judged on docent tours at this Gala Preview Party. This year, in honor of Anne Smith Towbes, a Phalaenopsis orchid has been named after her. $75. Contact Jeannine Glockler, phone 682-7638, email jglockler@sansum.org, or visit sansum.org

3/4 Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History Gala TBD Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History, 2559 Puesta del Sol

The Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History’s annual Mission Creek Gala will be held Friday, March 4, 2016. In celebration of the Museum’s Centennial year, the Big Bang Birthday Bash will be a festive night of beautiful décor, sumptuous cuisine, and dancing into the evening, all to raise funds for the incredible Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History. Contact Sarah Clement, phone 682-4711 x110, email sclement@sbnature2.org, or

3/4-3/6 Santa Barbara International Orchid Show 71st Annual Santa Barbara International Orchid Show 9 AM. Earl Warren Showgrounds, 3400 Calle Real

The Wild World of Orchids arrives March 4-6. Orchid lovers, flower fans, and admirers of all things wild and wonderful will enjoy this three-day event that will highlight bold and beautiful horticultural innovations and feats of evolution represented by more than 50 orchid exhibitors and vendors from around the world as well as the vanilla orchid. This year’s

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Santa Barbara Women’s Political Committee 15th Annual Presidents’ Circle Luncheon This gathering will feature the talk It Pays to Elect a Feminist, featuring HannahBeth Jackson, our California state senator. Hear the inside story about SB 358, the strongest pay-equity law in the nation. Imagine how you might make a difference locally, regionally, and nationally. Meet your electeds and community leaders. $42 members; $50 nonmembers. Contact Lisa, phone (800) 977-9348, email info@ sbwpc.org, or visit sbwpc.org

3/5 Live Oak Unitarian Universalist Congregation South Pacific Auction 4-8 PM. Live Oak Unitarian Universalist Congregation, 820 N. Fairvew Ave., Goleta

Live Oak Unitarian Universalist Congregation invites you to come dressed in your best South Pacific movie attire for a night of enchantment, music, and frivolity. Food, drinks, and dancing to the music of area favorite John Douglas are featured. Bid on exciting live- and silent-auction items. Free child care will be provided. $5 suggested donation. Contact Auction Team, phone 967-7867, email strongsilence@hotmail.com, or visit liveoakgoleta.org

3/5 Bethania Preschool & Afterschool S.Y.V. Touch-A-Truck 10 AM-2 PM. Bethania Preschool & Afterschool, 611 Atterdag Rd., Solvang

This family-friendly event for all ages is open to everyone and is sure to be a great time for all! This event provides a unique experience for kids, and kids at heart, to climb on, climb in, honk horns and explore all kinds of vehicles! In addition to the construction, emergency, specialty, and military vehicles, enjoy live music by the Dylan Ortega Band, face painting by Prismatic Body Art, a bounce house by M&J Jumpers, and hours of fun! $5/person, $20/family of five. Contact Lisa Petersen Kekuewa, phone 245-1561, email syvtouchatruck@gmail.com, or visit facebook.com/syvtouchatruck

3/5 Island Films West of the West: Tales From California’s Channel Islands Premiere Screening 7:30 PM. Arlington Theatre, 1317 State St.

Join us for the world premiere of the feature documentary film West of the West: Tales From California’s Channel Islands, an engaging and enlightening series of tales of the human history of the Channel Islands. The filmmakers include Sam Tyler, Peter Seaman, and Brent Sumner, who also created Citizen McCaw.The second screening is on March 6 at 7:00 p.m. A Q&A with the filmmakers follows each screening. $28. Contact Rod Lathim, phone 569-1064, email rodlathim@gmail.com, or visit thecifilm.com

3/5 Alano Club of Santa Barbara An Evening with Michael McDonald and Friends TBD La Cumbre Jr. High Theater, 2255 Modoc Rd.

This live concert will benefit the Alano Club of Santa Barbara. The evening will include special ticketing for a “Meet and Greet” with the artists and a silent raffle. TBD. Contact Paula Michal, phone 4501185, email paulam.alanosb@yahoo.com, or visit alanoclubsantabarbara.org

3/6 Santa Barbara Hillel Santa Barbara Hillel Hall of Fame 10:30 AM-1 PM. Santa Barbara Hillel, 781 Embarcadero del Mar, Isla Vista

Santa Barbara Hillel is pleased to honor Rabbi Arthur Gross-Schaefer, Gary Linker, and Jordan Fruchtman at our 13th Annual Santa Barbara Hillel Hall of Fame celebration. Each of them has helped Santa Barbara Hillel become a hub of Jewish life and a home away from home for our students. To place a tribute in our tribute book or to buy tickets, visit santabarbarahillel.org. Contact Jillian Juni, phone 968-1280, email jillian@santabarbarahillel.org, or visit santabarbara.hillel.org/home/support/halloffame.aspx

3/8 Hosted by Visiting Nurse & Hospice Care PHorum: Perspectives in Healthcare 5:30-8 PM. Fess Parker’s DoubleTree Resort, 633 E. Cabrillo Blvd.

During Santa Barbara’s annual healthcare symposium, national, regional, and local health-care leaders share and discuss relevant issues that impact our community. Free with registration. Online registration TBA in February. Contact Mara Sorkin, phone 617-7757, email mara. sorkin@vnhcsb.org, or visit vnhcsb. org/2016phorum


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Jewish Federation of Greater Santa Barbara Women’s Philanthropy Luncheon

Sansum Clinic Visiting Professor of Surgery

Bishop Garcia Diego High School Annual Gala Auction and Fundraiser

11 AM-2 PM. Four Seasons Resort The Biltmore, 1260 Channel Dr.

An elegant luncheon supporting the work of Jewish Federation, this event helps ALL in need, from young families to seniors throughout Santa Barbara. The guest speaker will be Rabbi Naomi Levy, author of three national bestsellers, with appearances on NPR, The Today Show, and Oprah. The luncheon honors 2016 Woman of Valor Bobbie Kroot. $90. Contact Jilli Spear, phone 957-1115, email jspear@sbjf.org, or visit jewish santabarbara.org

3/10 Lobero Theatre Associates Hats Off to Lisa See 11 AM-1:30 PM. Four Seasons Resort The Biltmore Santa Barbara, 1260 Channel Dr.

Hats Off is the Lobero Theatre Associates’ annual fundraising luncheon, which provides support to Lobero Theatre Youth Outreach programs while honoring a significant presence in the arts. This year the Associates will tip their hats to honoree and guest speaker Lisa See, New York Times best-selling author of Snow Flower and the Secret Fan, China Dolls, and On Gold Mountain, among others. $150. Contact Jessica Simon, phone 6796007, email jsimon@lobero.com, or visit lobero.com/events/hats-off-2016

5:30 PM. Sansum Clinic, 317 W. Pueblo St.

Visiting Professor of Surgery, Michael G. Sarr, MD (Mayo Clinic) will speak on “A French Canadian Fur Trapper, Mackinac Island, An Errant Musket Shot and Your Stomach” on Thursday, March 10, at 5:30 p.m. at Sansum Clinic, 317 West Pueblo Street. RSVP by calling 681-7762 or emailing jaskew@sansumclinic.org. Contact Dru Hartley, phone 681-7726, email dhartley@sansumclinic.org, or visit sansumclinic.org/visiting-professorsurgery-2015

5 PM. Bishop Garcia Diego High School, 4000 La Colina Rd.

This event honors Oswald (Ozzie) DaRos and the Dad’s Club members from 19602000. $185. Contact Stacey Carr, phone 9671266 x105, email scarr@bishopdiego.org, or visit bishopdiego.org

3/12 Garden Street Academy La Dolce Vita 5 PM. La Cumbre Country Club, 4015 Via Laguna

3/12 Montessori Center School 50th Anniversary Benefit Auction 5:30-11 PM. Deckers Rotunda, 6601 Hollister Ave., Goleta

We invite you to join us in celebrating Montessori Center School’s 50th Anniversary with a fabulous1950s-themed benefit auction! The evening will include dinner, drinks, and dancing, with all proceeds from the live and silent auctions going to support MCS. Come shake, rattle, and roll with us! $175. Contact Gina Whitefoot, phone 6839383 x105, email g.whitefoot@mcssb.org, or visit mcssb.org

We are looking forward to seeing you at Garden Street Academy’s 2016 Gala & Auction La Dolce Vita to be held on March 12, 2016, in the beautiful surroundings of La Cumbre Country Club. Join us for dinner, cocktails, and silent and live auctions. Enjoy live music by The Goldfingers. $125. Contact Angela Jevons, phone 6801536, email ajevons@gardenstreetacademy.org, or visit biddingforgood.com/ GSA2016

3/12 Cancer Center of Santa Barbara with Sansum Clinic Barbara Ireland Walk and Run For Breast Cancer

TBD Chase Palm Park, 323 E. Cabrillo Blvd.

Join Barbara Ireland, her husband, John, and daughters on Saturday, March 12th for the 16th anniversary of the Barbara Ireland Walk and Run for Breast Cancer. Approximately 2.8 million women in the United States have battled breast cancer and survived thanks to funding for research and supportive care programs. Together we can reach our goal of $75,000 this year. Contact Stephanie Carlyle, phone 8982116, email stephanie@ccsb.org, or visit ccsb.org/irelandwalk2016

3/12 Junior League of Santa Barbara 8th Annual Gala 6 PM. Coral Casino, Four Seasons Resort The Biltmore Santa Barbara, 1260 Channel Dr.

Guests, in masquerade attire, will enjoy cocktails and place bids on an attractive array of silent auction items while overlooking the beautiful Pacific coastline. Dinner and dancing will follow, along with presentation of the “Woman of the Year” award to an outstanding female philanthropist making a notable difference in our community. Proceeds from tax-deductible ticket sales and silent auction donations will support JLSB’s mission of promoting voluntarism, developing the potential of women and improving the community through effective action and leadership of trained volunteers. The Junior League of Santa Barbara’s main focus in the coming years is improv-

Be a part of Habitat for Humanity’s 4th Affordable Home-ownership Development in the South County.

donate | volunteer apply for a home for upcoming events and volunteer dates, visit sbhabitat.org

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ing the lives of at-risk young women by educating and empowering them to reach their full potential while working to prevent exploitation and injustice in our community. Contact Junior League Office, phone 9632704, email office@jlsantabarbara.org, or visit jlsantabarbara.org

3/12 Alzheimer’s Association “A Swing to Remember” Golf Tournament Registration opens at 10 AM. Alisal Guest Ranch & Golf Resort, 1054 Alisal Rd., Solvang

Please join us for a great day of golf with community, friends, and family. We are here to raise money for the Alzheimer’s Association California Central Chapter, benefitting care and support programs, research, and advocacy in Santa Barbara, Kern, San Luis Obispo, and Ventura counties. Contact Trinity Schwartz, phone 892-4259, email tschwartz@alz.org, or visit alz.org/ documents/centralcoast/2016_A_Swing_ to_Remember_Registration.pdf

3/13 Anacapa School Il Carnevale di Anacapa 12:30-5:30 PM. Anacapa School, 814 Santa Barbara St.

Anacapa School’s biggest and most important fundraiser of the year will include a silent auction, an Italian lunch, and a live auction. All ages are welcome at this family-friendly, fun event. $40 advance, $50 at the door. Contact Hilary Doubleday, phone 965-0228, email hilary@anacapaschool.org, or visit anacapaschool.org

3/14 Foothill Elementary School Live From Foothill, It Is Saturday Night. SNL-Themed Gala 5-10 PM. Saint Barbara Greek Orthodox Church, 1205 San Antonio Creek Rd.

Enjoy dinner, dancing, and silent and live auctions at this fun Saturday Night Live– themed gala to support Foothill Elementary School programs. $55. Contact Ted Pallad, phone (310) 612-0910, email FoothillGala@gmail.com, or visit

3/16 Teddy Bear Cancer Foundation 2nd Annual Little Heroes Breakfast 7:30-9:00am Hyatt Santa Barbara, 1111 E. Cabrillo Blvd.

Featuring keynote speaker and former major league baseball player Jim Abbott, this event is affectionately named in honor of TBCF’s children who experience a battle against cancer that no child should have to endure—they are our heroes. Event proceeds benefit the organization’s emotional and financial support programs to support families of children with cancer in the tri counties.

There is no cost to attend the Breakfast, but RSVPs are required and all event patrons will be encouraged to make a donation. Contact Shelby Thomas , phone 617-0845, email shelby@teddybearcancerfoundation.org, or visit teddybearcancerfoundation.org

Rollin Moore, 967-6656, emmarollinmoore@gmail.com, http://www.waldorfsantabarbara.org/apps/pages/index. jspuREC_ID=282436&type=d&pREC_ ID=701078

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3/19 Carpinteria Education Foundation Orchard to Ocean 10K, 5K, and 1 Mile Fun Run

This fun Saturday Night Live–themed gala supports Foothill Elementary School programs. There will be dinner, dancing, silent and live auctions, and entertainment. $55. Contact Ted Pallad , phone (310) 6120910, email foothillgala@gmail.com,

American Cancer Society Relay For Life of Righetti High School 4-11 PM. Righetti High School, 941 E. Foster Rd., Santa Maria

Relay For Life teams camp out overnight and take turns walking or running around a track or path at a local high school, park, or fairground. Events are up to 24 hours long, and because cancer never sleeps, each team is asked to have at least one participant on the track at all times. Free. Contact Natalie Riloquio, phone 473-1748, email Natalie.Riloquio@cancer. org, or visit RelayForLife.org/RighettiHighSchoolCA

3/18 Cold Spring School Foundation Fiesta de Cold Spring 6 PM. Canary Hotel, 31 W. Carrillo St.

This event raises money for extra programs not funded by the school, including art, music, PE, library, and technology. $125. Contact Leslie Kneafsey, phone 4526804, email leslie.kneafsey@gmail.com, or visit coldspringschool.net/foundation

3/18 Family Service Agency Cooking Up Dreams 6:30 PM. Fess Parker’s DoubleTree Resort, 633 E. Cabrillo Blvd.

Cooking Up Dreams is a unique fundraising event that features a culinary competition with delicious samplings by leading local chefs and restaurants, dancing to DJ Scott Topper, a hosted full bar, Dream Big auction, open-air photo booth, and more. Proceeds support Family Service Agency’s youth enrichment programs including Big Brothers Big Sisters, school-based counseling, and youth behavioral health — all programs targeting low-income, at-risk youth who, with the help of counseling and mentors, are able to improve their personal growth and academic experience. $125. Contact Melinda Johansson, phone 965-1001 x256, email mjohansson@ fsacares.org, or visit cookingupdreams. org

3/18 Waldorf School of Santa Barbara 9th Annual Hike-A-Thon 9 AM-12 PM. Toro Canyon Park 576 Toro Canyon Rd

A percentage of the proceeds from the children’s hiking pledges benefit Save the Mermaids. For more information or become a community sponsor contact Emma

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8am Carpinteria Main School

The 24th Annual race benefits the Carpinteria and Summerland public schools. The picturesque course runs through Carpinteria and downhill to the beautiful Carpinteria Bluffs overlooking the Pacific Ocean and returns to the Carpinteria Children’s Project at Main School. $35. Contact Debra McCarty , phone 5661615, email debra@carpedfoundation.org , or visit carpeducationfoundation.org/ Events.html

3/19 Planned Parenthood of Santa Barbara, Ventura and San Luis Obispo Birds and Bees Bash 6 PM. La Pacifica Ballroom, Coral Casino Beach & Cabana Club, 1260 Channel Dr.

This will be an unforgettable event celebrating the work of Planned Parenthood and the people who support that work. The event will begin on the gorgeous La Pacifica Terrace at the Coral Casino, where guests will enjoy hors d’oeuvres, cocktails, a “boutique” silent auction, and special fun entertainment. As the sun sets, we’ll dine in the Ballroom and celebrate Maryan Schall as the Jean K. Schuyler honoree. Before the evening draws to a close, we’ll be treated to a special surprise guest! $300+. Contact Lynda, phone 722-1527, email lynda.frank@ppsbvslo.org, or visit birdsandbeesbash.ppsbvslo.org

3/19 Boys & Girls Club of Santa Barbara 7th Annual Dinner & Auction Gala: “Be a Hero for Kids” 5:30-10:30 PM. Plaza del Sol Rotunda, Fess Parker’s DoubleTree Resort, 633 E. Cabrillo Blvd.

Proceeds benefit 1,500 area kids ages 6-18. The Boys & Girls Club of Santa Barbara offers vital educational, artistic, and recreational programs with supervision provided by compassionate, energetic adult professionals after school, Saturdays, holidays, and during school breaks and summer. The Gala — honoring Santa Barbara area firefighters and club members who saved a 10-year-old from drowning last summer — includes a silent auction with cocktails and appetizers; dinner; a speaking program; a live auction; a one-of-a-kind “Dessert Dash”; a costume contest; and dancing to music provided by a DJ. (Super hero costumes are optional.) Let’s all “Be a Hero for Kids” in 2016! $200. Contact Michael Padden-Rubin, phone 962-2382, email michael@boysgirls.org, or visit boysgirls.org

Foothill Elementary School Live From Foothill Its Saturday Night Live: SNL Theme Gala 5-10 PM. S.B. Greek Orthodox Church, 1205 San Antonio Creek Rd.

3/19 Santa Barbara Maritime Museum Seaside Soiree: Tidepools & Treasures VIP Reception: 4:30pm; General Admission: 6 PM. Santa Barbara Maritime Museum, 113 Harbor Wy., Ste. 190

Enjoy tastings of gourmet delights, fine wines, spirits, and beers and the sounds of SBCC’s New World Jazz Ensemble on deck in the newly renovated Santa Barbara Maritime Museum. There will be a silent and live auction. Proceeds support the museum’s education programs and exhibits. VIP $200, General $100. Contact Lis Perry, phone 962-8404 x102, email development@sbmm.org, or visit sbmm.org

3/19 Jewish Federation of Greater Santa Barbara Santa Barbara Jewish Film Festival TBD The New Vic, 33 W. Victoria St.

From March 19-22, the Santa Barbara Jewish Film Festival showcases films that explore the spectrum of Jewish culture, tradition, and experience. From the poignant to the hilarious, these films present viewpoints and themes as varied as Jewish communities themselves. $75 (until Feb. 15, then $85) for passes; individual film tickets: $10. Contact Diana Oplinger, phone 957-1115, email diana@ sbjf.org, or visit jewishsantabarbara.org

3/19 Center of the Heart Spring Rummage Sale 8 AM-2 PM. Center of the Heart, 487 N. Turnpike Rd.

Our yearly Rummage Sale helps our community practice propsperity principle of decluttering while help raising money for local charities will be held Anyone wishing to donate items can drop off items on Friday, March 18, 2016 all day. Also volunteer opportunities are available to help the day of with shifts during sale and with setup and teardown! Please contact Roxy Angel at 964-4861, or visit website for more information. Remember that your donations go to help Children’s organizations in Santa Barbara and are tax-deductible Free, All Donations accepted. Contact Roxy, phone 964-4861, email info@ centeroftheheart.com, or visit centeroftheheart.com/event/spring-rummagesale-03-19-16-2041


3/27 Center of the Heart Spring Renewal Easter Service 10:30 AM. Center of the Heart, 487 N. Turnpike Rd.

3/20 Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History Women Winemakers of the Central Coast: A Symposium

Have fun with us this Easter Sunday. Participate in a ritual for Spring Renewal and celebrate the Oneness of All. Free, All Donations accepted. Contact Roxy, phone 964-4861, email info@ centeroftheheart.com, or visit centeroftheheart.com/event/spring-renewaleaster-2016-2043

APRIL

1-5 PM. Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History, 2559 Puesta del Sol

Six of the Central Coast’s Winemakers will participate in a panel moderated by two women with worthy credentials to hear their stories. Question-and-answer time will be followed by sips of their wines plus wine from other female Central Coast winemakers. There’ll be tastes of savory and sweet morsels from area vendors, too! Only 100 seats left! $75. Contact Meridith Moore, phone 6824711 x112, email Mmoore@sbnature2.org,

3/20 American Heart Association Wine & Old Bags 2-4 PM. The University Club, 1332 Santa Barbara St.

The event will include wine tasting, light afternoon fare, and a silent auction featuring an array of vintage and new handbags as well as jewelry. Proceeds from the event will benefit the American Heart Association’s Go Red for Women campaign. $20. Contact Kate Wokowsky, phone 9638862, email kate.wokowsky@heart.org, or visit goredsb.heart.org

3/23 Foodbank of Santa Barbara County Lompoc Empty Bowls 11:30 AM-1:30 PM. Dick Dewees Community Ctr., 1120 W. Ocean Ave., Lompoc

Proceeds from this grassroots community luncheon in Lompoc stay local to distribute food to the one in five residents living below the poverty line. Join us for lunch with friends and colleagues, and give back to your local community. $25. Contact Judi Monte, phone 937-3422 x106, email jmonte@foodbanksbc.org, or visit foodbanksbc.org/events/

3/26 Carpinteria Valley Historical Society Carpinteria Museum Marketplace 8 AM-3 PM. Carpinteria Valley Museum of History, 956 Maple Ave.

This is an Antiques & Vintage Market with more than 70 vendors of antiques, collectibles, jewelry, furniture, books, plants, toys, clothing, decorative arts, household items, and much more! Buyers free; sellers $30. Contact David Griggs, phone 684-3112, email david. griggs6@verizon.net, or visit carpinteriahistoricalmuseum.org

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6pm Surf Happens Foundation Rincon Luau Night Private Home, Rincon Point Community Experience an unforgettable luau-themed candlelight dinner in the lush poolside gardens, and enjoy a professional luau dance while savoring a taste of Hawaiian, served in three courses. The formal evening will include a live auction, cocktail reception, and live music over the sound of crashing waves. Proceeds from the event will support the Surf Happens Foundation mission of enriching area youth through ocean education and the sport of surfing. $200/$350 per couple, Jenny Keet, 2358783, jenny@surfhappensfoundation.org, surfhappensfoundation.org

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1-4 PM. University Club of Santa Barbara, 1332 Santa Barbara St.

11:30 AM. Girls Inc. of Carpinteria, 5315 Foothill Rd., Carpinteria

Santa Barbara School of Squash 3rd Annual Beer Wine & Art Festival This benefit is for the amazing kids at Santa Barbara School of Squash, an enrichment program for low-income youth in Santa Barbara. There will be wine tasting, beer tasting, live music, art, food, raffle, silent auction, and great people having fun at a beautiful location! $35-50. Contact Robert Graham, phone 259-5508, email Robert@SBSOS.org, or visit facebook.com/sbbwfest

4/3

Santa Barbara Rape Crisis Center Chocolate de Vine 4:30-7:30 PM. Pacifica Graduate Institute, 801 Ladera Ln., Carpinteria

A mouth-watering celebration of chocolate and wine, this event features live and silent auctions 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. $75-$100. Contact Elsa Granados, Executive Director, phone 963-6832 x15, email elsa@sbrcc.net, or visit sbrapecrisiscenter.org

Girls Inc. of Carpinteria Women of Inspiration Get ready to be inspired at Girls Inc. Carpinteria’s annual Women of Inspiration luncheon, with featured speaker Arlene Samen, the founder of One Heart World-Wide, whose organization works to decrease maternal and neonatal mortality and morbidity in remote, rural areas. The fundraiser will also recognize women in our community who have proven to be outstanding role models. All proceeds will support Girls Inc. of Carpinteria’s mission to inspire girls to be strong, smart, and bold. Contact Ericka Loza-Lopez, phone 6846364 , email Ericka@girlsinc-carp.org , or visit girlsinc-carp.org

4/7

Assisted Home Health & Hospice Foundation Art-Tini 6-9 PM. Santa Barbara Women’s Club, 670 Mission Canyon Rd.

Art-Tini stands for ART Show-Mar-TINI celebration, featuring cocktails, silent auction, art exhibits, live entertainment, and much more! All of the proceeds go to providing the underserved and medically dependent access to in-home health care and advanced education to affiliated health-care providers. $50. Contact Heather Donley, phone 3719988, email HDonley@Assisted1.com, or visit Assisted1.com/tickets

4/1 Santa Barbara Botanic Garden Spring Plant Sale 10 AM-5 PM. Santa Barbara Botanic Garden, 1212 Mission Canyon Rd.

With thousands of plants from the many habitats of California, the Garden’s annual sales dwarf all other native-plant events. Come for easy shopping as the Garden’s courtyard is filled with a huge selection of manzanita, ceanothus, sage, and coral bells, to name just a few. Free. Contact Brittney Burrows , phone 682-4726, email bburrows@sbbg.org, or visit sbbg.org

March 4th & 5th, 2016

4/2 CALM (Child Abuse Listening Mediation) Celebrity Authors’ Luncheon 10 AM-2 PM. Fess Parker’s DoubleTree Resort, 633 E. Cabrillo Blvd.

This is the 30th year for the CALM Celebrity Authors’ Luncheon, a fun event featuring and offering the chance to meet interviewed and non-interviewed authors. All funds raised go to the prevention and treatment of child abuse. Contact Becky Cohn, phone 965-2376, email HeyBeckela@aol.com, or visit calm4kids.org

The allure of Pinot Noir on the American Riviera. Friday & Saturday tastings featuring more than 225 winery participants pouring Pinot Noir complemented by wine country appetizers from Executive Chef Vincent Lesage and the Bacara culinary team. Two full days of tastings, seminars, culinary excellence and wine country camaraderie.

World of Pinot Noir 2016 event at

Tickets available at worldofpinotnoir.com 805.489.1758 Silent Auction benefitting the Michael Bonaccorsi Foundation, and Keith Patterson Memorial Endowment

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Girls Inc. of Greater Santa Barbara One Hundred Committee Dinner

Arts Mentorship Program Raise the Barre

6 PM. Girls Inc., 4973 Hollister Ave., Goleta

5:30 PM. Armada Wine & Beer Merchant, 1129 State St.

This evening event coordinated by the One Hundred Committee supports the scholarship fund at Girls Inc. of Greater Santa Barbara. TBD. Contact Mel Dase, phone 963-4757, email mdase@girlsincsb.org, or visit girlsincsb.org

4/9 San Marcos Parent-Child Workshop 27th Annual Silent Auction and Fundraiser “You’re Off to Great Places!” 4-7 PM. Saint Barbara Greek Orthodox Church, 1205 San Antonio Creek Rd.

Join us for the 27th Annual Silent Auction “You’re Off to Great Places” a benefit for the San Marcos Parent-Child Workshop. Admission is $15 and offers you an evening of hors d’oeuvres, drink, dessert, live music and bidding opportunities on 100’s of wonderfully unique items. This years fundraiser will support the Preschool’s relocation and enriching child-driven curriculum. $15. Contact Chail Norton, phone 9648994, email smpcwauction16@gmail. com, or visit smpcw.org

4/9 MAD Academy MAD Academy Awards 5:30 PM. Deckers Brand Rotunda, 6601 Hollister Ave., Goleta

This year, the Academy is proud to be honoring Ron and Stacy Pulice with a Lifetime Achievement award, and Lynda Weinman with the Educational Innovator of the Year award. Please join us in honoring them, and celebrating our 4th Annual Academy Awards “Making a Difference.” Enjoy cocktails and dinner with special guests Billy Baldwin and Michael Imperioli, with proceeds from the event going toward a scholarship fund for students in need. $125. Contact Kendra Kenyon, phone 9667918, email kendra@madacad.com, or visit madacad.com

4/10 Foodbank of Santa Barbara County Santa Barbara Fork & Cork Classic 3-6 PM. Santa Barbara Polo & Racquet Club, 3375 Foothill Rd. #1200, Carpinteria

Nestled between the Pacific Coast Ocean and the Southern California foothills, the Santa Barbara Polo & Racquet Club beckons to you. Guests will enjoy tastings from an array of select local wines and special gourmet dishes prepared by Santa Barbara’s top restaurants and chefs. Join us in Santa Barbara for fantastic food, amazing company, live entertainment, and one-ofa kind silent and live auction items. TBD. Contact Misha Karbelnig, phone 967-5741 x119, email mkarbelnig@ foodbanksbc.org, or visit foodbanksbc. org/events

Please join us for the second annual Raise the Barre, an Evening to Celebrate and Support the Arts Mentorship Program. Enjoy wine and appetizers, socialize among friends, and learn about opportunities to foster artistry and personal growth through dance education. Join the Movement! $30, $55 for couples. Contact Miriam O’Donnell, phone 966-5299, email info@ ampsb.org, or visit ampsb.org

4/14 Anti-Defamation League Santa Barbara/Tri-Counties ADL’s Diversi-Tea 11:30 AM-2 PM. Four Seasons Resort The Biltmore, 1260 Channel Dr.

Diversity is a core principle of the AntiDefamation League and our community partners from local law enforcement to educators. We invite you to enjoy Mediterranean style fare while we support our community partners strutting their stuff down the runway in ADL’s role-model fashion show! Take a moment to pop outside and peruse our shuk-style market of local artisans and bid on fashion-centric auction items! $150. Contact Brianna Moffitt, phone 564-6670, email bmoffitt@adl.org, or visit santabarbara.adl.org

4/15-4/17 The Julia Child Foundation for Gastronomy and the Culinary Arts Santa Barbara Food & Wine Weekend TBD Bacara Resort & Spa, 8301 Hollister Ave., Goleta

Join the celebration of Santa Barbara County’s best chefs, artisans, winemakers, and farmers. Now in its third year, the Santa Barbara Food & Wine Weekend showcases the distinct tastes, sights, and sounds of the region while also bringing cutting-edge culinary talent from across the country to Santa Barbara. Contact Bacara Resort, phone 571-3186, email publicrelations@bacararesort. com, or visit bacaraculinaryweekend. com

4/16 Santa Barbara Channelkeeper 16th Annual Blue Water Ball 5-9:30 PM. Deckers Rotunda, 6601 Hollister Ave, Goleta

Join us for an inspiring night of gourmet dinner by Guckenheimer Catering; fine wines from our own wine country; music by DJ Mike Ober (dancing after keynote address); an auction of goods, services, and adventures donated by local vendors; and a celebration of Channelkeeper’s recent victories for clean water. Our keynote speaker is Christian Beamish, a Santa Barbara resident, surfboard

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shaper, big wave rider, boat builder, and author. Christian will have his boat, The Cormorant, on display at the event, where he will sign books and share tales of his incredible adventures — inspiring and strengthening our love for the ocean and our sense of responsibility to protect it. $250. Contact Morgan Coffey, phone 563-3377 x2, email morgan@sbck.org, or visit sbck.org/event/16th-annual-bluewater-ball/

hours long, and because cancer never sleeps, each team is asked to have at least one participant on the track at all times. Free. Contact Nichole Takeda, phone 9631577, email nichole.takeda@cancer.org, or visit RelayForLife.org/SantaYnezCA

4/22

7 PM. Deckers Brand Rotunda, 6601 Hollister Ave., Goleta

Transition House Auxiliary Mad Hatter Luncheon 10:30 AM. Fess Parker’s DoubleTree Resort, 633 E. Cabrillo Blvd.

The theme of the 19th annual luncheon is “Polynesian Holiday” and will feature entertainment by Ukulele Lulus and Hula Anyone? plus master of ceremonies Andrew Firestone. Guests are invited to dress in the theme of the event and bid on items in the silent auction. The luncheon is benefiting homeless families and children at Transition House. $125. Contact Diane, phone 966-9668, email diron5@cox.net, or visit transitionhouse.com

4/23 Santa Barbara Vintners Vintners Festival 1-4 PM. River View Park, Buellton

Taste your way through Santa Barbara Wine Country’s Wine Trails and the restaurants and caterers located on or near the wine trails by attending the Vintners Festival, where you will experience the wine and hospitality of each member. $75/person. Contact Fran Clow, phone 688-0881, email fran@sbcountywines. com, or visit sbvintnersweekend.com

4/23 The Howard School The Howard School Grassroots Auction 3 PM. The Howard School, 5315 Foothill Rd., Carpinteria

This year, The Howard School invites parents, friends, alumni, and local community members to enjoy a fun, casual fundraiser at a beautifully transformed Howard School campus in Carpinteria. Guest can expect delicious, professionally prepared appetizers and desserts, local wines, and craft beers, all with live music by SolTree, as well as a host of great live and silent auction items. $25. Contact Jen Gonzalez, phone 7458448, email jenjae321@gmail.com, or visit thehowardschool.org

4/23 American Cancer Society Relay For Life of Santa Ynez TBD Dunn School, 2555 W. Hwy. 154, Los Olivos

Relay For Life teams camp out overnight and take turns walking or running around a track or path at a local high school, park, or fairground. Events are up to 24

4/24 AHA! Attitude. Harmony. Achievement. Sing It Out! A dozen teenagers will take the stage one-by-one, singing rock and roll cover songs for “Sing It Out!”, a joyful and inspiring program of AHA!, a nonprofit organization that fosters social and emotional intelligence in adolescents. Rock musician Tina Schlieske and her band, Tina Schlieske and the Graceland Exiles with Sister Laura, will back up the teens — many of whom have never sung in public before. They will have been practicing for months to overcome obstacles and individual challenges, using music as therapy. Their performances represent the culmination of their journeys. $25 adult, $10 youth; VIP ticketing available. Contact Molly Green, phone 770-7200, email molly@ahasb.org, or visit ahasb.org

4/27 Museum of Contemporary Art Santa Barbara DISRUPTION Annual Spring Benefit & Art Auction 6-9 PM. The Goodland, 5650 Calle Real, Goleta

DISRUPTION, Museum of Contemporary Art Santa Barbara’s annual spring benefit and art auction, is a highly anticipated ticketed event that supports our worldclass exhibitions and free public programs. The evening is conceived with a different artist each year to create dynamic, multisensory, and unforgettable art experiences, drinks, and bites, plus a boutique auction of unique artworks. $175+. Contact Frederick Janka, Director of Development, phone 966-5373 x101, email fjanka@mcasantabarbara.org, or visit mcasantabarbara.org

4/28 CALM (Child Abuse Listening Mediation) Ladies Get Loud for CALM 5 PM. Santa Maria Country Club, 505 W. Waller Ln., Santa Maria

Raise your voice and raise some money for CALM! Enjoy a fun evening out, served by “celebrity” male waiters, to support CALM’s work to end child abuse in Santa Barbara County. $40. Contact Sandra Fuhring, phone 9652376, email sfuhring@calm4kids.org, or visit calm4kids.org


4/30 Santa Barbara Botanic Garden Patron’s Launch Party 4-7 PM. Santa Barbara Botanic Garden, Pritzlaff Conservation Center, 1212 Mission Canyon Rd.

4/28 Santa Barbara Education Foundation HOPE Awards 5:30 PM. Santa Barbara Historical Museum, 136 E. De la Guerra St.

Join us this year as we honor Superintendent Dave Cash’s service to the Santa Barbara Unified School District, and others who make a significant contribution to education in our community. Enjoy delicious food and beverages from local purveyors, student performances, and a silent auction. This lovely event helps Santa Barbara Education Foundation continue its work to ensure all students in Santa Barbara have access to highquality education. $150. Contact Rebekah Altman, phone 284-9125, email rebekah@santabarbaraeducation.org, or visit sbefoundation.org

4/29 Angels Foster Care Al Fresco Afternoon on the Riviera 11 AM. Four Seasons Resort The Biltmore Santa Barbara, 1260 Channel Dr.

Set in the stunning gardens of the Four Seasons Biltmore Santa Barbara, this annual event features an outdoor marketplace with an array of home goods, jewelry, and fashion accessories for sale; European-inspired luncheon with beautiful table decor, music, and floral arrangements; a fashion show highlighting spring trends; and a curated silent auction. In celebration of National Foster Care Month, several Angels foster families, volunteers, and supporters are honored. All proceeds from the event fund foster parent training programs and support Angels Foster Care program. $150+. Contact Ellen Dameron, phone 884-0012, email ellen@angelsfostercare. org, or visit angelsfostercare.org

4/29 Santa Barbara Police Activities League 13th Annual Putting Kids First 5:30-10:00 PM. Fess Parker’s DoubleTree Resort, 633 E. Cabrillo Blvd.

Please join for an evening of fun and festivities, including a live and silent auction, all honoring Sue Bennett for her dedicated support of PAL and the Santa Barbara community. Proceeds benefit the life changing programs offered by PAL at the Twelve35 Teen Center. Contact Michelle Hillman Meyering for sponsorship opportunities. Contact Michelle Hillman Meyering, phone 9625560, email Michelle@sbpal.org, or visit sbpal.org

Join us for the opening of the Pritzlaff Conservation Center to celebrate our 90th year. $350. Contact Brittney Burrows , phone 682-4726, email bburrows@sbbg.org, or visit sbbg.org

4/30 Santa Barbara Museum of Art OFF THE WALL 5-8 PM. Junipero Serra Hall, 2210 Garden St.

Presented by the SBMA Women’s Board, Off the Wall is a fast-paced and unique event where every ticket holder takes home a work of art donated by area artists! After a live auction for the opportunity for the first, second, and third pick, a random drawing determines who chooses nx $400 per ticket, admits two people who select one piece of art. Contact Karen Kawaguchi , phone 884-6428 , email kkawaguchi@sbma.net, or visit sbmawb.org

4/30 Carpinteria Valley Historical Society Carpinteria Museum Marketplace 8 AM-3 PM. Carpinteria Valley Museum of History, 956 Maple Ave.

This is an Antiques & Vintage Market with more than 70 vendors of antiques, collectibles, jewelry, furniture, books, plants, toys, clothing, decorative arts, household items, and much more! Buyers free; sellers $30. Contact David Griggs, phone 684-3112, email david. griggs6@verizon.net, or visit carpinteriahistoricalmuseum.org

4/30 Carpinteria Beautiful Carpinteria Beautiful Home and Garden Tour 11 AM-5 PM. Carpinteria

The 19th annual Home and Garden Tour showcases a variety of homes that represent “a slice of Carpinteria.” The self-guided tours will serve lemonade and homemade cookies at a featured home. Visit our website for a full list of participating businesses selling tickets, an address to purchase tickets by mail order, or to buy tickets online See you there! $30. Contact Donnie Nair, phone 684-9328, email caklink64@gmail.com, or visit carpinteriabeautiful.org

4/30 Arthritis Foundation Walk to Cure Arthritis 8:00 AM. Santa Barbara City College, West Campus

The Walk to Cure Arthritis is a national campaign to raise awareness of the leading cause of disability, arthritis, and to encourage men and women with the knowledge they need to take care of their

health. Free. Contact Debbie Martin, phone 563-4685, email debbiemartin@arthritis. org, or visit walktocurearthritis.org/centralcoast

$125. Contact Laura Carloni, phone 6868315, email laura@wildlingmuseum.org, or visit wildlingmuseum.org/home-new/ calendar/spring-bbq/

5/1

TBD Hillside House of Santa Barbara Sunset Soirée El Mirador Estate, Montecito

Join us in the beautiful gardens of a Montecito estate to celebrate the lives of the 59 intellectually disabled adults that call Hillside House thier home. Enjoy a vast array of tasteful wines and decidant foods. With a slient auction and keynote speakers, your taste buds will not be the only thing in enjoyment. $175-$225, Nikki Ramirez, nramirez@ hillsidehousesb.org, 687-0788 x11, hillsidehousesb.org

MAY TBD Teddy Bear Cancer Foundation 2nd Annual Moments in Time Event – Gatsby Mystery Party TBD Mystery Location

This evening event will feature a Roaring ‘20s–inspired party. Come in your most elegant flapper- and Oxford-inspired period attire. The event features sumptuous hors d’oeuvres, cocktails, dancing, and live and silent auctions. Event proceeds benefit the organization’s emotional and financial support programs to support families of children with cancer in the tri counties. Contact Shelby Thomas , phone 617-0845, email shelby@teddybearcancerfoundation.org, or visit teddybearcancerfoundation.org

5/1 Santa Barbara Botanic Garden Community Exploration Day 11 AM-4 PM. Santa Barbara Botanic Garden, 1212 Mission Canyon Rd.

Join the Botanic Garden for cake and special exhibits as we open five new gardens! Regular Admission, $10 for adults. Contact Brittney Burrows , phone 682-4726, email bburrows@sbbg.org, or visit sbbg. org

5/1 Wildling Museum of Art and Nature Spring BBQ Fundraiser 2 PM. Flag Is Up Farms, Solvang

Support the Wildling Museum of Art and Nature at its annual Spring BBQ Fundraiser, this year held at the lovely Flag Is Up Farms in Solvang, home of world-famous horse trainer Monty Roberts and his wife, Pat Roberts, a talented sculptor. Enjoy valley wines, a delicious BBQ dinner, a diverse silent auction, a gorgeous location celebrating its 50th Anniversary, live music, and more!

Second Chance Cocker Rescue, Inc. Wine Art and Garden Show 12-4 PM. Daniel Gehrs Winery, Tasting Garden 2939 Grand Ave., Los Olivos

Admission donation includes wine tasting, a silent auction, and a live auction. There will be wines and wine tastings from wineries like Bon Niche, Shadow Run, Qupé, August Ridge, Mitchella, Halter Ranch, Lone Madrone, Talley, and others. Paintings and photographs from area artists, ceramics, jewelry, slumped glass, and succulents will be available. $25. Contact Elizabeth Mazzetti, phone 687-4674, email elizabeth.mazzetti@cox. net, or visit SecondChanceCockerRescue.org

5/1 Santa Barbara Humane Society Open House Noon-4 PM. Santa Barbara Humane Society, 5399 Overpass Rd.

Two-legged and four-legged guests of all ages are invited to join the Santa Barbara Humane Society for its annual Open House. Attendees will have the opportunity to tour the shelter’s beautiful five-acre property, meet adoptable dogs and cats, and watch live demonstrations from area dog-training groups. Guests will also enjoy face painting, a magic show with Mark Collier, a photo booth, and a kids’ reading corner. Free. Contact Rebecca Tivang, phone 964-4777, email info@sbhumanesociety. org, or visit sbhumanesociety.org

5/6 Bishop Diego High School 45th Annual Bishop Diego Golf Tournament 10:30 AM. Glen Annie Golf Club, 405 Glen Annie Rd.

The event is sold out every year! $250. Contact Stacey Carr, phone 9671266 x105, email scarr@bishopdiego.org, or visit bishopdiego.org

5/6 Hosted by Visiting Nurse & Hospice Care 15th Annual Mother’s Day Luncheon 11 AM-1:30 PM. La Pacifica Ballroom, Coral Casino Beach & Cabana Club, 1260 Channel Dr.

In honor of Mother’s Day, Visiting Nurse & Hospice Care honors two mothers — one living and one in memory — to celebrate their lives and acknowledge their contributions to the community. The event includes a fashion show, delectable lunch and drinks, and a heartfelt program. This year Kate Firestone will be our Honored Mother and Debby Davison will be our Remembered Mother.

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Cost and registration information TBA in April. Contact Rebecca Benard, phone 690-6215 , email rebecca.benard@vnhcsb.org , or visit vnhcsb.org/luncheon

5/6 Mental Wellness Center 5K Walk for Mental Wellness TBA East Beach

The Mental Wellness Center invites the community to its 5th Annual Walk for Mental Wellness in May, coinciding with Mental Health Awareness Month. Last year’s event attracted more than 350 people for a beautiful sunset walk, raising community awareness and funds for the Mental Wellness Center’s programs. Take in the fresh air and soak up the Santa Barbara views while showing your support for people living with mental illness. Registration fee TBA. Contact Debbie Terhune, phone 884-8440, email dterhune@mentalwellnesscenter.org, or visit mentalwellnesscenter.org

5/6 American Dance & Music Spring Carnival with AD&M TBD Center Stage Theater, 751 Paseo Nuevo

American Dance & Music invites you to join us for this exciting 10th Anniversary Season celebration. This dazzling event at Center Stage Theater will feature dance performances by AD&M Performance Group and other special guest artists. Fabulous food, wine, fun, and games are in store for you at this fundraiser to benefit AD&M’s community outreach, master classes, and stellar performances in Santa Barbara. TBD. Contact Carrie Diamond, Executive Director, phone 450-7535, email carrie@ adam-bsb.org, or visit ad AM-bsb.org

5/7 Family Care Network Miracle Miles for Kids 8:30 AM. Morro Bay

the organization’s mission to inspire girls to be strong, smart, and bold. Contact Ericka Loza-Lopez, phone 6846364 , email ericka@girlsinc-carp.org, or visit girlsinc-carp.org

5/7 Cancer Center of Santa Barbara with Sansum Clinic The Rancheros Visitadores “Tough Enough to Wear Pink” Parade 3 PM. Solvang

In partnership with Wrangler Jeans and Tough Enough to Wear Pink, the members of the Rancheros Visitadores will wear pink as they parade through the streets of Solvang to increase awareness of breast cancer and raise money to help those treated at the Cancer Center of Santa Barbara with Sansum Clinic. Join us for the colorful, inspiring parade and event. People start lining the streets around 2 p.m. Check the presentation to the Cancer Center of Santa Barbara around 3:45 p.m. Free. Contact Rob Dunton, phone 8983620, email rdunton@ccsb.org, or visit ccsb.org/rancheros-visitadores

5/7 Goleta Valley Cottage Hospital Foundation The First Annual Goodland Gala – A Kentucky Derby Experience 1-4 PM. Bacara Resort & Spa, 8301 Hollister Ave.

A lively afternoon of horse racing, live Kentucky Derby, Mint Juleps, and southern style fixins to benefit the new Goleta Valley Cottage Hospital. Contact Diana Gray Miller, phone 6816468, email d1gray@sbch.org, or visit

5/7 Santa Barbara Middle School Like. Totally. Rad. ‘80s Dinner & Auction 5:30 PM. Santa Barbara Woman’s Club, 670 Mission Canyon Rd.

Take part in this 10K Walk/Run fundraiser from Morro Rock to Cayucos Pier. There will be a post-race celebration with breakfast, live music, and vendor fair. Proceeds benefit local children, youth, and families impacted by trauma. $35-$60, depending on when you register . Contact Leila Dufurrena, phone 5036235, email ldufurrena@fcni.org, or visit mm4k.com

This annual fundraising dinner features a live and silent auction to benefit SBMS. Appetizers and dinner will be by Lorraine Lim Catering. Come join the ‘80s fun! $125. Contact Christine Cowles Bergamin, phone 563-9781, email christine@ sbms.org, or visit sbms.org

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10 AM. Martial Arts Family Fitness, 122 E. Gutierrez St.

Girls Inc. of Carpinteria Mariachi Encuentro 5 PM. Girls Inc. of Carpinteria, 5315 Foothill Rd., Carpinteria

Join Girls Inc. of Carpinteria for its 9th Annual Mariachi Encuentro event! Coinciding with Mother’s Day, the fundraiser is a wonderful occasion to celebrate Mexican culture, enjoy an authentic dinner, and dance to live music while helping to make a difference in the lives of local girls. All proceeds benefit Girls Inc. of Carpinteria programs and scholarships, supporting

Free. Contact Master Melodee Meyer, phone 963-6233, email info@kickboxers. com, or visit kickboxers.com

5/7 Santa Barbara Birth Center 5K Run/Walk & Wellness Fair 10 AM. Leadbetter Beach

Join us in a celebration of family and wellness as we host a 5K run (family friendly) that ends with kids activities, massage, yoga, and more! Come see why so many families choose SBBC for their journey into parenthood. SBCC is a 501c non-profit and Santa Barbara’s only free-standing birth center www.sbbirthcenter.org

5/11 Phoenix of Santa Barbara Hope & Laughter TBD El Encanto, 800 Alvarado Pl.

Phoenix of Santa Barbara presents the Jonathan Awards, celebrating the life of Jonathan Winters, who triumphed over psychiatric challenges. Three leaders in mental health advocacy, support, and treatment will be honored: Lillian Lovelace, Suzanne Riordan, and Zev Nathan, MD. Phoenix also celebrates its name transition to Crescend Health. $150 per person; $1,500 for table of 10. Contact Ava Polan, phone 965-3434 , email apolan@phoenixofsb.org, or visit phoenixofsb.org

5/11 Hospice of Santa Barbara Gary Chafe Art Exhibition Opening Reception 5:30-7 PM. Leigh Block Gallery, Hospice of Santa Barbara, 2050 Alameda Padre Serra, Ste. 100

Hospice of Santa Barbara will host a wine and hors d’oeuvres open house reception for the exhibit. A portion of the proceeds from art sales will benefit Hospice of Santa Barbara, Inc., a volunteer hospice organization. Contact Hospice of Santa Barbara, phone 563-8820, email info@hospiceofsb.org , or visit hospiceofsantabarbara.org

5/7 Martial Arts Family Fitness Black Belt Test Be inspired to accomplish anything in your life. Come check out our committed students, who will blow you away! Students ranging in ages from 13 years old to their fifties are testing for another degree in their black belt journey, and it is going to be off the hook! We have personally been tracking their training, and they are ready to bring it. It’s free. It’s open to the public. It’s unmissable.

5/13 Environmental Defense Center TGIF (Thank Goodness It’s Friday Mixer) 5:30-7:30 PM. EDC Courtyard, 906 Garden St.

Join EDC for one of the most pleasant happy hours in town with local wines, craft beers, hors d’ oeuvres, a raffle, and live music provided by some of Santa Barbara’s finest musicians! Hosted by

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EDC, this is the perfect opportunity to hear from representatives of EDC and other non-profit organizations in the tricounty region about our work in protecting the local environment. $15; includes two drinks, hors d’oeuvres, and live music. Contact Chloe McConnell, phone 963-1622, email cmcconnell@ environmentaldefensecenter.org, or visit environmentaldefensecenter.org

5/13 Southern California Artists Painting for the Environment Visions of the Gaviota Coast – Art Show and Sale Benefiting Gaviota Coastal Conservancy and Naples Coalition Add Day Bacara Resort & Spa, 8301 Hollister Ave.

Come see a stunning combination of photography and painting highlighting the special beauty of the Gaviota Coast, combining the work of photographer Reeve Woolpert with the 150+ canvases for a dynamic overview of the area. Artwork ranges from watercolor and pastel to acrylic and oil paintings. This is the fourth annual fundraiser where 40 percent of all sales are earmarked for the nonprofit partners whose mission is saving this last remaining natural coastline from development: Gaviota Coastal Conservancy & Naples Coalition. The show is May 13, 2-8 pm, and May 14, 10 AM-5pm. Free. Contact Natalie Wilson , phone 687-7123, email nataliewilson555@gmail. com, or visit s-c-a-p-e.org

5/13-5/15 CALM (Child Abuse Listening Mediation) Antiques, Decorative Arts & Vintage Show and Sale Fri.-Sat.:11am-6pm; Sun.: 11 AM-5 PM. Earl Warren Showgrounds, 3400 Calle Real

More than 80 antique, vintage, and decorative-arts dealers will be under one roof to showcase their treasures, a unique selection of rustic, vintage, mid-century, and mid-18th-century antiques. Furniture, porcelain, glassware, silver, paintings and prints, fine and costume jewelry, folk art, garden/patio items, rugs, and more are some of the treasures for sale. This sale is for the observer and the collector of fine arts; the showgrounds will come alive with cherished treasures of the past. Proceeds benefit the prevention and treatment of child abuse in Santa Barbara County through the organization of CALM. Parking is free. $6, $5 seniors, free for kids. Contact April Thede, phone 898-9715, email arthede@ cox.net, or visit calm4kids.org/events

5/14 American Cancer Society Relay For Life of Lompoc 10 AM. Lompoc Huyck Stadium, 515 W. College Ave., Lompoc

Relay For Life teams camp out overnight and take turns walking or running around


a track or path at a local high school, park, or fairground. Events are up to 24 hours long, and because cancer never sleeps, each team is asked to have at least one participant on the track at all times. Free. Contact Deb Jeffers, phone 4731748, email Deb.Jeffers@cancer.org, or visit RelayForLife.org/LompocCA

5/14 Women’s Literary Festival 8:30 AM - 3:30 PM. Fess Parker DoubleTree, 633 E. Cabrillo Blvd.

The Women’s Literary Festival Board and the Festival’s generous sponsors are pleased to present this unique day devoted to all readers who want to learn more about women who write and the stories they tell. The Festival showcases women writers, both those who are already well-known and those who may be less well-known but equally deserving of serious attention. The Festival also celebrates readers and is dedicated to promoting literacy, diversity and social justice. $65. Contact Sharon Hoshida, email info@womensliteraryfestival.com, or visit http://www.womensliteraryfestival. com

5/15 Coalition Against Gun Violence Annual Celebration, Fundraiser & Silent Auction 2:30-5 PM. The Santa Barbara Club, 1105 Chapala St.

At this event, the public is invited to join CAGV and its supporters, along with public officials, to recognize the issues of gun violence prevention. This year, CAGV has invited an inspiring speaker, Dr. Renee Binder, MD, Board Certified in forensic psychiatry, to discuss the important topic of mental health and gun violence. Spend a delightful afternoon enjoying delectable edibles and beverages as you participate in CAGV’s esquisite silent auction, our only annual fundraiser, in the lovely park-like setting of the exclusive Santa Barbara Club. $75-$90. Contact Carol Nicoletti, phone 967-5251, email CarolNicoletti@cox.net, or visit Sbcoalition.org

5/19 Special Olympics Santa Barbara Region 8th Annual Inspire Greatness Luncheon 11:30 AM. Santa Barbara County Courthouse Sunken Gardens, 1100 Anacapa St.

The luncheon event is to honor local Special Olympic Athletes, volunteers, coaches, and donors and, importantly, recognize Santa Barbara County Law Enforcement for their ongoing contributions to Special Olympics. Donation. Contact Gina Carbajal, phone 884-1516 x103, email gcarbajal@sosc.org, or visit sosc.org/santabarbara

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hours long, and because cancer never sleeps, each team is asked to have at least one participant on the track at all times. Free. Contact Nichole Takeda, phone 963-1577, email nichole.takeda@cancer. org, or visit RelayForLife.org/UCSantaBarbaraCA

Dream Foundation 6th Annual Flower Empower Luncheon 11:30 AM-2:30 PM. TBD

This farm-to-table-style luncheon will include a fabulous silent auction and raffle overlooking the Pacific Ocean. Proceeds from the luncheon provide funds for the Flower Empower Program and help make dreams come true. Honored at the luncheon will be the 2016 program sponsors: Tim and Diane Brown, George and Lisa Hagerman, Geoffrey and Alison Wrigley Rusack, and Bob Fuladi and Nissrin Mahmoud. $110. Contact Valerie Banks, phone 564-2131 x115, email flowerempower@ dreamfoundation.org, or visit dreamfoundation.org

5/21 CARE4Paws & Old Yeller Ranch Rescue Pups & Purrs FUNdraiser 4-9 PM. Fess Parker Winery, 6200 Foxen Canyon Rd.

5/21 Santa Barbara Choral Society When In Rome… 5-9 PM. Music Academy of the West, 1070 Fairway Rd.

The Santa Barbara Choral Society’s 2016 Italy Tour Gala will feature a preview of our World of Song concert with music by Aaron Copland, Morton Lauridsen, Rollo Dilworth, and others, accompanied by piano, in Hahn Hall. Your Gala ticket includes a pre-concert wine-and-cheese reception in the beautiful gardens at the Music Academy of the West and a romantic al fresco Italian dinner under the stars following the concert. Fabulous silent and live auction items will be on offer, including a trip to Italy that you won’t want to miss! $125 single ticket, $1,800 table of eight. Contact Kate Rees, phone 680-7170, email katerees13@gmail.com, or visit sbchoral. org

5/21 Hearts Therapeutic Equestrian Center Annual Student Horse Show & Tack Sale 9 AM-4 PM. Hearts Therapeutic Equestrian Center, 4420 Calle Real

Our 26th Annual Horse Show features riders of all ages as they proudly demonstrate their equitation skills before a cheering crowd of family, friends and supporters. A mounted color guard by our Veteran participants, a horse parade, and a celebratory lunch will round out the exciting day. New and used tack will also be for sale, all proceeds benefitting Hearts scholarships. Free. Contact Alexis Weaver, phone 9641519, email alexis@heartsriding.org, or visit heartsriding.org

5/21 American Cancer Society Relay For Life of UC Santa Barbara TBD UCSB, 552 University Rd.

Relay For Life teams camp out overnight and take turns walking or running around a track or path at a local high school, park, or fairground. Events are up to 24

The “Pawty of the Year” features great wine from Fess Parker Winery and food from Full of Life Flatbread, plus live music, a silent and live auction with wonderful packages, and adoptable dogs from Old Yeller Ranch Rescue. Proceeds go to benefit OYRR’s rescue/adoption efforts and CARE4Paws’ community outreach, intervention services, and free spay/neuter program for low-income cat and dog owners. $40 until April 21; $50 until May 20; and $60 at the door . Contact CARE4Paws, phone 968-2273, email info@care4paws. org, or visit care4paws.org

5/25 Youth and Family Services YMCA Reaching for Stars–An Evening of Fine Dining 5:30-9:30 PM. Santa Barbara Woman’s Club, 670 Mission Canyon Rd.

This unforgettable evening of extraordinary cuisine in a lovely setting benefits Youth and FamilyServices YMCA — a local organization dedicated to giving youth in our community places to be safe and opportunities to thrive. Enjoy tantalizing dishes prepared by Santa Barbara’s top chefs, paired with fine wines of the region. From passed hors d’oeuvres through the amazing five-course dinner, our chefs will work in teams to create culinary masterpieces to share with you throughout the evening. $200-$5,000. Contact Lynn Karlson, phone 569-1103 x32, email lynn,karlson@ ciymca.org, or visit ciymca.org/rfs

5/25 Scholarship Foundation of Santa Barbara South County Scholarship Awards Ceremony 3:30-5 PM. Santa Barbara County Courthouse Sunken Gardens, 1100 Anacapa St.

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 area philanthropic leaders gather to celebrate student award recipients and recognize the generosity of the southern Santa Barbara County community. Please consider supporting area students by sponsoring a scholarship; donations of any size are

appreciated. Free. Contact Molly Kemper, phone 6876065, email mkemper@sbscholarship.org, or visit sbscholarship.org

5/28 Carpinteria Valley Historical Society Carpinteria Museum Marketplace 8 AM-3 PM. Carpinteria Valley Museum of History, 956 Maple Ave.

This is an Antiques & Vintage Market with more than 70 vendors of antiques, collectibles, jewelry, furniture, books, plants, toys, clothing, decorative arts, household items, and much more! Buyers free; sellers $30. Contact David Griggs, phone 684-3112, email david. griggs6@verizon.net, or visit carpinteriahistoricalmuseum.org

JUNE 6/3-6/4 AHA! Attitude. Harmony. Achievement. AHA! Estate Sale June 3: 4-6pm; June 4: 9 AM-1pm The Peppers Estate, 430 Hot Springs Rd., Montecito

Don’t miss AHA!’s second annual Estate Sale! Furniture, household items, clothing, shoes all consignment quality and at incredible prices. Free. Contact Molly Green, phone 7707200, email molly@ahasb.org, or visit ahasb.org

TBD Sweetwater Collaborative Sweet Water-Wise Tour 3-6pm Walking tour, various neighborhoods Join Sweetwater in a neighborhood walking tour highlighting water-wise projects at a variety of residential sites! Waterwise features may include rain gardens, mulch basins, rain tanks, laundry graywater systems, sheet mulching, soil building, and the beginnings of a food forest. We’ll also see vegetable gardens, native gardens, chickens, rooftop solar systems, and lots of fruit trees; the tour will conclude with wine and cheese at one of the homes where water-wise features have been implemented. $15 person/$25 couple, Barbara Wishingrad, 403-4566, bwishingrad@gmail.com, sweetwatercollaborative.org

TBD JDRF What’s Your Type? — S.B. Support juvenile diabetes research while discovering and tasting local wine and brews. There will be music, appetizers, and the opportunity to join in the wine auction and purchase outstanding local art. Join us at this inaugural exciting event. $35, Genny Bolton, 448-6924, gbolton@jdrf.org, jdrf.org

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TBD Dream Foundation 2nd Annual Summer Dream TBD TBD

The 2nd Annual Summer Dream event will benefit Dream Foundation and is presented by Generation Dream — young professionals, entrepreneurs, and leaders committed to changing the end-of-life experience for terminally ill adults and their families through supporting Dream Foundation’s life-changing work. Scheduled for June 2016, Summer Dream is a fresh, summer-themed event to raise critical funds for young dreamers. TBD. Contact Beth Skidmore, phone 5642131 x103, email beth@dreamfoundation. org, or visit dreamfoundation.org

6/4 Animal Shelter Assistance Program (ASAP) Basil’s BIG Bash 5-9:30 PM. QAD, 100 Innovation Pl., Summerland

Enjoy an exhilarating auction, dinner, and dancing to the funky sounds of Area 51 while overlooking the gorgeous Pacific Ocean! All proceeds directly support ASAP’s programs, saving the lives of more than 1,000 homeless cats and kittens in the Santa Barbara community each year. After just two years, this event has become THE animal welfare event to attend — it’s a blast and will definitely sell out, so be sure to get your tickets early! $100. Contact Angela Walters Rockwell, phone 794-9574, email director@asapcats.org, or visit asapcats.org

6/4 American Heart Association Santa Barbara Heart Ball 5:30 PM. Stephen’s Hope Ranch Estate

The American Heart Association is honoring Betty Stephens for her many contributions to the mission of the American Heart Association and to the Santa Barbara community. Enjoy a delightful poolside cocktail hour and silent auction with panoramic views of the city and Riviera, followed by a delectable sit-down dinner and dancing, offering a spectacular ocean view. $500. Contact Kate Wokowsky, phone 963-8862, email kate.wokowsky@heart. org, or visit sbheartball.heart.org

6/4 Center for Successful Aging Senior (musical) Moments 2 PM. Marjorie Luke Theatre, 721 E. Cota St.

“Senior (musical) Moments” is the fourth annual benefit production for the Center for Successful Aging, following in the footsteps of the very popular “Seniors Have Talent” I and II and last year’s “Puttin’ On the Ritz” shows. This year’s show features scenes and musical numbers that explore the joys and challenges of aging in today’s world and includes a multigenerational company of senior and young actors, singers, and musicians,

many with impressive performance careers. Conceived and directed by Rod Lathim, it promises to deliver plenty of humorous and poignant moments pulled from life experiences. $20. Contact Bobbi Kroot, phone 898-8080, email info@csasb.org, or visit senior musicalmoments.org

6/4 Los Olivos Rotary Foundation Los Olivos Jazz & Olive festival 1 PM. Los Olivos

This is an afternoon of great wine, food, and live jazz for one all-inclusive ticket price. Thirty wineries offer pourings, 30 chefs prepare tastings, and multipleGrammy nominee Denise Donatelli and the L.A. “A-Team” musicians provide wonderful live jazz in a perfect setting. $65. Contact Pete Robbins, phone 3259280, email peterobbins@verizon.net, or visit jazzandolivefestival.org

6/4 Music Academy of the West Opening Night Gala Reception at 5.30pm, Recital at 6:15pm, Dinner at 7:45pm Music Academy of the West, 1070 Fairway Rd.

Stars of the Metropolitan Opera and Academy alumni perform operatic favorites in a gala concert and dinner in celebration of the opening of the Marilyn Horne Main House. I will feature sopranos Isabel Leonard and Simone Osborne, tenor Ben Bliss, and pianists Warren Jones and Speranza Scappucci. All proceeds benefit the Music Academy’s 2016 full-scholarship program. Table sponsorships are available starting at $10,000. Single tickets are $1,000$10,000 per person. Contact Lauren Beattie, Director of Special Events, phone 695-7917, email lbeattie@musicacademy.org, or visit musicacademy.org/gala

6/9 Scholarship Foundation of Santa Barbara South Coast Business & Technology Awards 5-9 PM. Fess Parker’s DoubleTree Resort, 633 E. Cabrillo Blvd.

Area 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 area students studying business and technology-related subjects at colleges in the area. To date, the fund has distributed more than 740 awards totaling more than $1.78 million. Sponsorships only: $3,000 for table of 10. Contact Molly Kemper, phone 687-6065, email mkemper@sbscholarship.org, or visit sbscholarship.org/south-coastbusiness-technology-awards

6/9 Fund for Santa Barbara Fund for Santa Barbara Spring Grant Awards Celebration 5:00-7:00 PM. Lobero Theatre Courtyard, 33 E.Canon Perdido St.

Please join the Fund for a community celebration to appreciate the work of our Spring Cycle grantees. Join over 150 of your progressive friends to celebrate social change in Santa Barbara County. Live music, appetizers and a no-host bar will be provided. $10 suggested donation. Contact Elena Richardson, phone 962-9164, email erichardson@fundforsantabarbara.org, or visit fundforsantabarbara.org

6/11 American Cancer Society Relay For Life of Santa Barbara TBD Bishop Garcia Diego School, 4000 La Colina Rd.

Relay For Life teams camp out overnight and take turns walking or running around a track or path at a local high school, park, or fairground. Events are up to 24 hours long, and because cancer never sleeps, each team is asked to have at least one participant on the track at all times. Free. Contact Nichole Takeda, phone 9631577, email nichole.takeda@cancer.org, or visit RelayForLife.org/SantaBarbaraCA

6/12 Environmental Defense Center Green & Blue: A Coastal Celebration 2-5:30 PM. Rancho La Patera & Stow House, 304 N. Los Caneros Rd., Goleta

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 Goleta. Guests enjoy area 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 Beth Pitton-August, phone 963-1622, email bpitton-august@ environmentaldefensecenter.org , or visit environmentaldefensecenter.org

6/18 Alzheimer’s Association Longest Day: Quilters Forever 10 AM-5 PM. Roxanne’s, 919 Maple Ave., Carpinteria

$15 prior, $35 at event. Contact Isabel Downs, phone 682-2152, email ifdowns@ gmail.com, or visit act.alz.org (go to Longest Day; team name = Quilters Forever)

6/18-6/19 Parkinson Association of Santa Barbara PASB Annual Rail Rd. Days 10 AM-5 PM. 1143 Camino Viejo, Montecito

June 18-19, celebrate Father’s Day with your family at a spectacular outdoor display of model trains and tracks designed

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after the Southern Pacific Santa Cruz Division. Operators from area railroad clubs will be running the trains both Saturday and Sunday. Stroll through the hillside of dwarf trees and villages and enjoy great food and raffle prizes! Contact Kitty Bell, phone 683-1326, email mypasb@gmail.com, or visit rrdays.com

6/25 Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History Annual Santa Barbara Wine Festival™ 2-5 PM. Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History, 2559 Puesta del Sol

Mingle with winemakers, bakers, and chefs under the oak trees along Mission Creek. Enjoy the best of Central Coast wines, try your luck in our Every Cork Wins! raffle, and know that 100 percent of net proceeds support Museum science education for children and adults. Contact Sarah Clement, phone 682-4711 x110, email sclement@sbnature2.org , or visit sbnature.org/about/495.html

6/25 Carpinteria Valley Historical Society Carpinteria Museum Marketplace 8 AM-3 PM. Carpinteria Valley Museum of History, 956 Maple Ave.

This is an Antiques & Vintage Market with more than 70 vendors of antiques, collectibles, jewelry, furniture, books, plants, toys, clothing, decorative arts, household items, and much more! Buyers free; sellers $30. Contact David Griggs, phone 684-3112, email david. griggs6@verizon.net, or visit carpinteriahistoricalmuseum.org

6/25 People Helping People 5th Annual Santa Ynez Valley Polo Classic 11 AM. Piocho Ranch, 1100 Secretariat Dr., Santa Ynez

Guests will once again enjoy a fast-paced polo match featuring several of the highest rated players in the world in addition to our Santa Ynez Valley polo celebrities. All guests are invited to dress for the occasion, with creative hats for the ladies encouraged. Proceeds benefit People Helping People. Contact Erica Valdes, phone 686-0295, email erica@syvphp.org, or visit syvphp. org/poloclassic

6/25 American Cancer Society Relay For Life of Santa Maria 10 AM. Santa Maria FairPark, 937 S. Thornburg St., Santa Maria

Relay For Life teams camp out overnight and take turns walking or running around a track or path at a local high school, park, or fairground. Events are up to 24 hours long, and because cancer never sleeps, each team is asked to have at least one participant on the track at all times. Free. Contact Deb Jeffers, phone 4731748, email Deb.Jeffers@cancer.org, or visit RelayForLife.org/SantaMariaCA


6/26 Solvang Theaterfest Jazz & Beyond in the Garden Series 3-5 PM. Solvang Festival Theater, 420 Second St., Solvang

Enjoy music by Michael on Fire in our beautiful garden area. Local Valley wine and snacks will be for sale. $30 or series of five for $130. Contact Pam Pilcher, phone 686-1789, email theaterfest@verizon.net, or visit solvangfestivaltheater.org

JULY TBD Southern California Artists Painting for the Environment A Brush with the Waves, Art Show and Sale Benefiting Surfrider Foundation All Day Faulkner Gallery, Santa Barbara Central Library, 40 E. Anapamu St.

This art show and sale benefits the Surfrider Foundation, a nonprofit environmental organization dedicated to the protection and enjoyment of the world’s oceans, waves, and beaches for all people, through conservation, activism, research, and education. The show runs July 2-31, with a reception July 7, 5-7pm. Free. Contact Myla Kato, phone 637-5999, email myla@mylakatofineart.com, or visit s-c-a-p-e.org

Barbara’s finest musicians! Hosted by EDC, this is the perfect opportunity to hear from representatives of EDC and other non-profit organizations in the tricounty region about our work in protecting the local environment. $15; includes two drinks, hors d’oeuvres, and live music. Contact Chloe McConnell, phone 963-1622, email cmcconnell@ environmentaldefensecenter.org , or visit environmentaldefensecenter.org

programs, and membership opportunities. This year, the event will be in memory of Ketrenia Hall, the late wife of Lompoc Family YMCA Boardmember James M. Hall. Ketrenia Hall, who passed away in 2013, was named Channel Islands YMCA Golden Triangle Award winner in 2002 for her various roles as a volunteer. Cost varies. Contact Thomas Speidel, phone 736-3483, email thomas.speidel@ ciymca.org, or visit ciymca.org/lompoc

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Alzheimer’s Association Blondes vs. Brunettes Santa Barbara

10 AM. Aliso Elementary School, 4545 Carpinteria Ave., Carpinteria

Relay For Life teams camp out overnight and take turns walking or running around a track or path at a local high school, park, or fairground. Events are up to 24 hours long, and because cancer never sleeps, each team is asked to have at least one participant on the track at all times. Free. Contact Nichole Takeda, phone 9631577, email nichole.takeda@cancer.org, or visit RelayForLife.org/Carpinteria

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The American Cancer Society Bark For Life is a fundraising event honoring the life-long contributions of our Dogs & Canine Caregivers. Contact Nichole Takeda, phone 963-1577, email nichole.takeda@cancer.org, or visit RelayForLife.org/barksantabarbara

7/2 Friends of Los Alamos Public Library Bark for Books TBD Los Alamos

Bark for Books is a family fun day. Bring you family dogs to race for prizes. Races held according to dog’s size. Vendors will be present and all proceeds will benefit the Los Alamos Public Library. $15 per dog, $10 if you preregister. Contact Madeleine at Gentleman Farmer, phone 344-4111, email thegentlemanfarmer363@yahoo.com, or visit losalamospubliclibrary.com

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

Join EDC for one of the most pleasant happy hours in town with local wines, craft beers, hors d’ oeuvres, a raffle, and live music provided by some of Santa

Blondes vs. Brunettes is a powder puff football fundraiser aimed at engaging young professionals in the Santa Barbara area to help tackle Alzheimer’s disease. Contact Rachael Randall, phone 8924259, email rrandall@alz.org, or visit alz.org/cacentral

7/30 Carpinteria Valley Historical Society Carpinteria Museum Marketplace 8 AM-3 PM. Carpinteria Valley Museum of History, 956 Maple Ave.

This is an Antiques & Vintage Market with more than 70 vendors of antiques, collectibles, jewelry, furniture, books, plants, toys, clothing, decorative arts, household items, and much more! Buyers free; sellers $30. Contact David Griggs, phone 684-3112, email david. griggs6@verizon.net, or visit carpinteriahistoricalmuseum.org

TBD American Cancer Society Bark For Life

TBD Santa Barbara Polo & Racquet Club, 3375 Foothill Rd. #1200, Carpinteria

7/16 Center of the Heart Local Animal Shelter Fundraiser

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7 PM. Center of the Heart, 487 N. Turnpike Rd.

Area musicians will perform at Center of the Heart to benefit a local animal shelter charity There will be a silent auction, as well. More details will follow as details are firmed up. Please visit our website centeroftheheart.com or call 964-4861. $15 in advance or $20 at the door. Contact Roxy, phone 964-4861, email info@ centeroftheheart.com, or visit centeroftheheart.com/event/local-animal-shelterfundraiser-event-2042

7/22 Lompoc Family YMCA 17th Annual YMCA Kids For Character Golf Tournament: The Ketrenia Klassic

Explore Ecology Art From Scrap Annual Fundraiser 6-9 PM. Art From Scrap, 302 E. Cota St.

Join us for an evening of art, live music, delicious food, and festivities at Art From Scrap’s Annual Assemblage Fundraiser. Bid on your favorite work of art created by local artists. All proceeds benefit Art From Scrap’s environmental education and art programming. $15. Contact Jill Cloutier, phone 884-0459 , email jill@exploreecology.org, or visit exploreecology.org

7/31 Ganna Walska Lotusland Lotusland Celebrates 4 PM. Ganna Walska Lotusland, Cold Springs Rd., Montecito

Noon Village Country Club, 4300 Clubhouse Dr., Lompoc

The Lompoc Family YMCA will be teeing it up for the 17th Annual “Kids For Character” Golf Tournament, “The Ketrenia Klassic,” in memory of the late Ketrenia Hall, on July 22. This premier charity event tournament will be held at Village Country Club. Dinner, awards, a raffle, and a live and silent auction will promptly follow the tournament. This event provides funds to support Lompoc Valley youth and families taking part in life-changing YMCA camps,

Lotusland’s signature event, Lotusland Celebrates, is our annual fundraising gala and the hottest ticket of the summer. This not-to-be-missed magical affair features an entertainment-filled walk through the garden, followed by a seated dinner in the remarkable setting of Lotusland’s main lawn. Contact Courtney Tentler, phone 969-3767, email ctentler@lotusland.org, or visit lotusland.org

AUGUST 8/5 Santa Barbara Courthouse Legacy Foundation Annual Fiesta Event for Members 6:30 PM. Santa Barbara County Courthouse, 1100 Anacapa St.

This Fiesta party is for Courthouse Legacy Foundation Members; become a member today. The event takes place on the Loggia overlooking Las Noches de Ronda. Tickets are not sold at the door; attendance is by invitation only. $100. Contact Linda Rosso, phone 7707222, email lrosso@courthouselegacyfouncation.org, or visit sbclf.org

8/10 Hospice of Santa Barbara Karen Zazon Exhibition Opening Reception 5:30-7 PM. Leigh Block Gallery, Hospice of Santa Barbara, 2050 Alameda Padre Serra, Ste. 100

Hospice of Santa Barbara will host a wine and hors d’oeuvres open house reception for the exhibit. A portion of the proceeds from art sales will benefit Hospice of Santa Barbara, Inc., a volunteer hospice organization. Contact Hospice of Santa Barbara, phone 563-8820, email info@hospiceofsb.org , or visit hospiceofsantabarbara.org

8/14 Santa Barbara Permaculture Network Seeds for All TBD Faulkner Gallery, S.B. Central Library, 40 E. Anapamu St.

At the Seedy Film Panorama Night, watch films from around the world describing seed saving in many cultures. Participants will be encouraged to bring seeds that express their cultural heritage. This event is to support the Annual Santa Barbara Community Seed Swap (Free event, free seeds) offered to the public each January since 2007. Help Santa Barbara become food secure with local seeds. $10. Contact margie Bushman, phone 9622571, email margie@sbpermaculture.org, or visit sbpermaculture.org

8/20 Santa Ynez Valley Therapeutic Riding Program Cowboy Ball 5 PM. Reata Oaks, 3849 Roblar Ave., Santa Ynez

Please join us for the beautiful evening with wonderful food, wine, music, and scenery benefiting the Santa Ynez Valley Therapeutic Riding Program. The event is held at a private ranch with hors d’ oeuvres and dinner by Chef Alfonso Curti of Trattoria Ulivetto, wine by D’Alfonso Curran Winery, live music, and an auction. $100. Contact Robin Serritslev, phone 325-1544, email robinserritslev@hotmail. com, or visit syvtherapeuticriding.com

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Barbara’s finest musicians! Hosted by EDC, this is the perfect opportunity to hear from representatives of EDC and other nonprofit organizations in the tricounty region about our work in protecting the local environment. $15; includes two drinks, hors d’oeuvres, and live music. Contact Chloe McConnell, phone 963-1622, email cmcconnell@ environmentaldefensecenter.org, or visit environmentaldefensecenter.org

St. Vincent’s St. Vincent’s 15th Annual Golf Classic Registration: 9am; Lunch Buffet: 11am; Shotgun Start: noon; Reception & Awards Ceremony: 5pm. La Cumbre Country Club, 4015 Via Laguna

St. Vincent’s Annual Golf Classic is a great day of premier golf on La Cumbre Country Club’s magnificent, 18-hole course in support of St. Vincent’s Children & Family Service Programs. Sponsorship opportunities are available. $375 per single player. Contact Susan Murray, phone 683-6381, email smurray@ sv-sb.org, or visit stvincents-sb.org

8/27 Carpinteria Valley Historical Society Carpinteria Museum Marketplace 8 AM-3 PM. Carpinteria Valley Museum of History, 956 Maple Ave.

This is an Antiques & Vintage Market with more than 70 vendors of antiques, collectibles, jewelry, furniture, books, plants, toys, clothing, decorative arts, household items, and much more! Buyers free; sellers $30. Contact David Griggs, phone 684-3112, email david. griggs6@verizon.net, or visit carpinteriahistoricalmuseum.org

8/27 Santa Barbara Zoo Zoofari Ball XXXI, Presented by Union Bank 5:00 PM. Santa Barbara Zoo, 500 Niños Dr.

The wildest fundraiser in town, Zoofari Ball is an event dedicated to raising money for the animals at the Santa Barbara Zoo that includes delicious food and cocktails, live music, a silent auction, and more. $300 per seat. Contact Kelly Whitaker, phone 679-8442, email Kwhitaker@sbzoo. org, or visit sbzoo.org/zoofari

SEPTEMBER TBD Garden Street Academy Carnival and Music Festival 3-6pm Garden St. Academy, 2300 Garden St.

8/27 William Sansum Diabetes Center Taste of the Wine & Auction 3-6 PM. QAD, Inc., 2111 Ortega Hill Rd., Summerland

Back by popular demand, Taste of the Wine & Auction 2016 features a spectacular view, delightful music, and live and silent auctions. Attendees will be able to partake in delectable food, fine wines, and handcrafted beer from the Central Coast’s best purveyors. Contact Jessica Lehner, phone 682-7638, email jlehner@sansum.org, or visit sansum.org

8/27 Center of the Heart Nurturing the Soul Women’s Retreat 10 AM-6 PM. Center of the Heart, 487 N. Turnpike Rd.

Come join us for our second 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. It includes a catered lunch, all speakers, a happy hour, and a rhythm circle. $45 in advance, $55 at the door. Contact Roxy, phone 964-4861, email info@ centeroftheheart.com, or visit centeroftheheart.com/event/nurturing-the-soul2016-womens-retreat-2036

GSA’s annual fall Carnival and Music Festival will be held at the end of September or the beginning of October from 3-6pm. We invite all of Santa Barbara to come enjoy our lively outdoor fundraiser at our beautiful campus on the Upper East Side of Santa Barbara. Free. Contact Angela Jevons, phone 6801536, email ajevons@gardenstreetacademy.org, or visit gardenstreetacademy.org

9/7 Hospice of Santa Barbara 4th Annual Heroes of Hospice Awards Luncheon Luncheon begins at noon, doors open at 11:30 AM. Fess Parker’s DoubleTree Resort, 633 E. Cabrillo Blvd.

Each year, Hospice of Santa Barbara honors those whose work has advanced our mission. Honorees include a professional whose work has furthered end-of-life care in our community, a volunteer whose dedicated time played a significant role in our success, and a philanthropist who has provided exemplary support to our organization. $150. Contact Hospice of Santa Barbara, phone 563-8820 , email info@hospiceofsb.org , or visit hospiceofsb.org

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

Join EDC for one of the most pleasant happy hours in town with area wines, craft beers, hors d’oeuvres, a raffle, and live music provided by some of Santa

9/11 American Foundation for Suicide Prevention Out of the Darkness Community Walk Check-in: 7:45am; walk 9 AM. Leadbetter Beach

Out of the Darkness Community Walks are AFSP’s signature fundraising campaign, bringing together family, friends, colleagues, and supporters every fall for a 3-mile walk in hundreds of communities nationwide. Suicide is a national health problem that takes an enormous toll on the entire community. Walk to save lives. Free. Contact Traute Winters, phone (424) 327-7101, email twinters@afsp.org, or visit outofthedarkness.org

9/11 Cultivate Events 6th Annual Santa Barbara Fermentation Festival 11 AM-5 PM. Rancho La Patera & Stow House, 304 N Los Carneros Rd, Goleta

The 6th annual Santa Barbara Fermentation Festival will showcase local and regional experts on the history, benefits and preparation of fermented foods. The festival includes samples of 75+ artisan fermented foods from 50+ exhibitors, four stages featuring local and regional experts, interactive hands-on activities, and a farm-to-bar tasting area. This all-ages experiential one-day festival celebrates the importance of traditionally fermented foods and beverages and empowers attendees to make these foods at home. TBD. Contact Cultivate Events, phone 722-5324, email events@cultivateevents. com, or visit SBFermentationFestival.com

9/11 Jewish Federation of Greater Santa Barbara Alan J. Wyner Men’s Event

Please join us for the 42nd Annual Book Sale. This is the largest used book sale in the Tri-Counties. We have thousands of carefully curated and cleaned titles in categories that range from American History to War and Military. We have a HUGE selection of children and young adult books as well as business, cook books, and literature. Most paperbacks are priced at $1! Stock is refreshed daily, so be sure to come by early and often. All books will be half-price on Sunday, 9/25! Free. Contact Lynda, phone 722-1527, email development@ppsbvslo.org, or visit booksale.ppsbvslo.org

9/17 Santa Barbara Center for the Performing Arts Legends Gala TBD The Granada Theatre, 1214 State St.

The Legends Gala honors the achievements of persons or organizations who have illuminated and advanced the performing arts in a significant way. The elegant black-tie affair celebrates the area’s rich culture of arts and philanthropy with a dinner, entertainment, and awards ceremony on the stage of the stunning Granada Theatre. In its second 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

9/17 Ganna Walska Lotusland Exceptional Plants: Lotusland Auction and Sale Ganna Walska Lotusland, Cold Springs Rd., Montecito

More than just your average plant sale, this signature event is designed for garden connoisseurs, featuring rare and hard-to-find plants. Enjoy a wonderful afternoon at Lotusland with wine, specialty cocktails and sumptuous hors d’oeuvres served on the main lawn and a popular silent auction of rare plants. The highlight of the event will be a spirited live auction during which a more than a dozen very rare, very special plants will go under the gavel. Contact Courtney Tentler, phone 969-3767, email ctentler@lotusland.org, or visit lotusland.org

TBD La Cumbre Country Club, 4015 Via Laguna

This brunch brings together men who share a commitment to helping those in need and building a stronger community. The event will feature a guest speaker. $40. Contact Michael S. Rassler , phone 957-1115, email msrassler@sbjf.org, or visit jewishsantabarbara.org

9/16-9/25 Planned Parenthood of Santa Barbara, Ventura and San Luis Obispo Mary Jane McCord Planned Parenthood Book Sale 10 AM-8 PM. Earl Warren Showgrounds, 3400 Calle Real

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9/17 Jewish Federation of Greater Santa Barbara Feed the Funk 8 PM-midnight Soho Restaurant & Music Club, 1221 State St.

Join us for the funkiest night of the year — at SOhO Restaurant & Music Club! There will be great food, incredible auction items, and the best live music in town! Proceeds benefit Jewish Federation’s Young Adult Division and another community nonprofit yet to be determined.


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

9/17 Anti-Defamation League Santa Barbara/Tri-Counties ADL’s Torch of Liberty Awards Dinner 6:30 PM. Fess Parker Doubletree Resort, 633 E. Cabrillo Blvd.

The biggest Anti-Defamation League event of the year includes dinner, an open bar, silent and live auctions, and live music that will keep us dancing the night away! Join us in celebrating area leaders who exemplify exceptional commitment to diversity, equality, and justice, the principles on which ADL was founded. Proceeds from the evening support the ADL’s programming and initiatives that empower us all to Imagine A World Without Hate®. $300. Contact Brianna Moffitt, phone 564-6670, email bmoffitt@adl.org, or visit santabarbara.adl.org

Scramble; 5:30pm Dinner, Awards & Prizes. $175. Contact Michael Padden-Rubin, phone 962-2382, email michael@boysgirls.org, or visit boysgirls.org

the Reagan Room with lunch and a silent auction. $100. Contact Lisette Fraser, phone 8454237, email lfraser@casaserena.org, or visit casaserena.org

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Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History Artwalk

State Street Ballet Soirèe

Santa Barbara Audubon Society Birdathon: Have Fun While Helping Your Audubon Chapter Advance Its Mission!

6-9 PM. Loggia Ballroom, Four Seasons Resort The Biltmore Santa Barbara, 1260 Channel Dr.

All Day Wherever You Are Anywhere in the World!

State Street Ballet will host our annual Gala fundraiser at the Four Seasons Biltmore, honoring and celebrating our local philanthropists, supporters, and loyal patrons. It will be an exciting evening of live music, dining, and dancing, with special awards given and performances by our internationally acclaimed professional dancers. Contact Denise Grimm, phone 845-1432, email contact@statestreetballet.com, or visit statestreetballet.com

Start soliciting sponsors now, bird anywhere in the world during the first two weeks of October, and report your best 24-hour period to SBAS. Resultswill be announced at SBAS’s Eyes in the Sky Open House on October 16 at the Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History. Details such as registration (cost includes a hat!) will be set over the coming months, so please keep checking the website for the latest updates. $25. Contact Marsha Macdonald, phone 962-7799, email Development1@santabarbaraaudubon.org, or visit santabarbaraaudubon.org/category/activities/ other-events/

10 AM-5 PM. Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History, 2559 Puesta del Sol

The Indoor Show takes place in the Fleischmann Auditorium and features Artists of Distinction — an impressive group of nationally recognized artists — and other fine artists presenting paintings, prints, sculptures, and photography. The Outdoor Show features an amazing selection of artisans selling their wares throughout the campus. All works displayed at the show are for sale, and proceeds support Museum programs. $10. Contact Meridith Moore, phone 6824711 x112, email Mmoore@sbnature2.org, or visit sbnature.org/about/496.html

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Coastal Quilters Guild/SB-Goleta Harvest of Colors Quilt Show

American Heart Association Santa Barbara Heart Walk

10 AM-5 PM. Earl Warren Showgrounds, 3400 Calle Real

8:30 AM. Fess Parker’s DoubleTree Resort, 633 E. Cabrillo Blvd.

In the 10th Biennial Members’ Showcase, the theme is inspired by S.B. County, featuring more than 200 traditional, modern, and art quilts. $10. Contact Rosana Swing, phone 6802670, email CQGinfo@gmail.com, or visit coastalquilters.org

Companies and families participate by forming teams of walkers or runners who obtain pledges on behalf of the American Heart Association. This 5K Walk/ Run is along the beach and starts/ends at the Fess Parker Doubletree Resort with a health fair expo, kids & dog zone, music & entertainment. Join us to fight Santa Barbara County’s #1 & #2 causes of death-heart disease & stroke. Free. Contact Kerstin Padilla, phone 9638862, email kerstin.padilla@heart.org, or visit sbheartwalk.com

9/23 Breast Cancer Resource Center BCRC Presents 5:30-10 PM. Coral Casino, 1260 Channel Dr.

This annual fall event has been described as the “best fundraiser in S.B.” Pick out your pinkest outfit to mingle with friends and enjoy great food, live music, and silent and live auctions. Funds benefit BCRC educational programs and support services addressing the needs of women dealing with breast cancer. Sponsorship opportunities are available. $250. Contact BCRC, phone 569-9693, email info@bcrcsb.org, or visit bcrcsb. org

9/23 Boys & Girls Club of Santa Barbara 17th Annual Golf Tournament 10:30 AM-7 PM. Glen Annie Golf Club, 405 Glen Annie Rd., Goleta

Proceeds benefit 1,500 S.B.-area kids ages 6-18. The Boys & Girls Club of Santa Barbara offers vital educational, artistic, and recreational programs with supervision provided by compassionate, energetic adult professionals after school, Saturdays, holidays, and during school breaks and summer. Schedule: 10:30am Registration, Warm-up & Lunch; noon Putting Contest Final & Call to Carts; 12:15pm Shotgun Start, Four-Person

9/29 New Beginnings Counseling Center Changing Lives Gala 6:30 PM. El Encanto Hotel, 800 Alvarado Pl.

Enjoy an evening of celebration and entertainment with New Beginnings Counseling Center for the annual Changing Lives Gala. Join us for delicious dinner, delightful music, engaging speakers, dessert reception, and more at the spectacular El Encanto Hotel. Benefits from the Changing Lives Gala allow New Beginnings to provide quality psychological counseling and supportive services to low-income individuals and their families in the Santa Barbara community. TBD. Contact Development Director , phone 963-7777 x112, email development@sbnbcc.org, or visit sbnbcc.org

9/30 Santa Barbara Botanic Garden Fall Plant Sale

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10 AM-5 PM. Santa Barbara Botanic Garden, 1212 Mission Canyon Rd.

Carpinteria Valley Historical Society Carpinteria Museum Marketplace 8 AM-3 PM. Carpinteria Valley Museum of History, 956 Maple Ave.

This is an Antiques & Vintage Market with more than 70 vendors of antiques, collectibles, jewelry, furniture, books, plants, toys, clothing, decorative arts, household items, and much more! Buyers free; sellers $30. Contact David Griggs, phone 684-3112, email david. griggs6@verizon.net, or visit carpinteriahistoricalmuseum.org

With thousands of plants from the many habitats of California, the Garden’s annual sales dwarf all other native-plant events on the Central Coast. Join us, and fill up your garden with the natives! Regular Admission, $10 for adults. Contact Brittney Burrows , phone 682-4726 x103, email bburrows@sbbg.org, or visit

9/30 Community Environmental Council Green Gala 6:30 PM. The Lark, 131 Anacapa St.

9/24 Casa Serena 8th Annual Celebrate Recovery! Luncheon 11:30 AM-1:30 PM. Fess Parker’s DoubleTree Resort, 633 E. Cabrillo Blvd.

Casa Serena’s 8th Annual Celebrate Recovery! Luncheon is a wonderful fundraiser in which proceeds go to assist women who are seeking residential treatment for addiction to alcohol and/or other drugs. This year’s location will be held in

CEC’s Green Gala is the only close-out event at The Lark. This eco-chic party transforms The Lark’s parking lot into a beautiful urban dining room, and a delicious three-course meal is created just for the event. The Green Gala is a fundraiser for CEC and features a live auction, photo booth, and a creative program. $275 per person. Contact Kathi King, phone 963-0583 x108, email kking@ cecmail.org, or visit cecsb.org

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TBD Child Evangelism Fellowship Santa Barbara Good News 4 Kids Golf Tournament TBD Glen Annie Golf Club, 405 Glen Annie Rd.

Join Child Evangelism Fellowship of Santa Barbara (CEF) for an afternoon of golf and prizes at the scenic Glen Annie Golf Club in Goleta! A dinner and raffle will follow the tournament. All proceeds benefit CEF Santa Barbara, a nonprofit organization that shares Jesus Christ’s love with area children through free after-school clubs, summer camps, and outreach events. TBD. Contact Pamela, phone 450-8193, email cefsantabarbara.staff@gmail.com, or visit cefsantabarbara.org

10/1 Center of the Heart Healing Arts Faire — Fall 2016 noon-5 PM. Center of the Heart, 487 N. Turnpike Rd.

On Saturday, October 1, at noon, join us for a day of intuitive readings, massage, energy workers, healers, and art and 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. Booth space is available. Please contact us at 964-4861. $20 and up. Contact Roxy, phone 9644861, email info@centeroftheheart.com, or visit centeroftheheart.com/event/ healing-arts-faire-fall-2016-2039

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CARE4Paws Wags n’ Whiskers Festival

Wildling Museum of Art and Nature Places of the Heart Art Show & Sale

11am-4 PM. West Campus at Santa Barbara City College

CARE4Paws’ fun-filled Wags n’ Whiskers Festival is the largest animal event on the Central Coast. The eighth annual festival takes place at a brand-new location and presents more than 100 adoptable pets from area shelters and rescues, great pet service providers, and fun, new “Dogtober” activities for the whole family. Project PetSafe provides low-cost vaccines and licensing 9 AM-1pm. Free. Contact CARE4Paws, phone 9682273, email info@care4paws.org, or visit care4paws.org

10/5 Teddy Bear Cancer Foundation 3rd Annual Gold Ribbon Luncheon 11:00 AM-2:00 PM. Four Seasons Resort The Biltmore Santa Barbara, 1260 Channel Dr.

Held within the La Pacifica Ballroom and Terrace, the Gold Ribbon Luncheon concludes the 4th 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 $300,000 to support TBCF’s emotional and financial support programs. $150. Contact Shelby Thomas , phone 617-0845, email shelby@teddybearcancerfoundation.org, or visit teddybearcancerfoundation.org

TBD Wildling Museum of Art and Nature, 1511-B Mission Dr., Solvang

Come to the Wildling Museum of Art and Nature’s special fall art show and sale in partnership with the talented SCAPE artists. The show theme will be Places of the Heart in the Santa Barbara Region. Guided by input by the community, the artists will be painting at everyone’s favorite natural areas throughout the tri-county area and displaying the results, October 7-10. A special preview reception will be the evening of Friday, October 7. TBD. Contact Laura Carloni, phone 6868315, email laura@wildlingmuseum.org, or visit wildlingmuseum.org

10/8 Heal the Ocean Heal the Ocean’s Annual Celebration 6 PM. TBD

Come join Heal the Ocean at the funnest party of the year! Sponsorships available! $350. Contact Corey Radis, phone 9657570, email corey@healtheocean.org, or visit healtheocean.org

10/8 The Cecilia Fund Affaire of the Heart 4-6 PM. The Music Academy of the West, 1070 Fairway Rd.

Enjoy the 3rd Annual Affaire of the Heart cocktail party. Contact Susan Johnson, email ceciliafundsb@gmail.com, or visit ceciliafund. org

10/8 JDRF One Walk Check-In: 9am; Program: 10am; Walk 10:20 AM. Leadbetter Beach

10/7 Southern California Artists Painting for the Environment Places of the Heart in the Santa Barbara Region All Day Wildling Museum, 1511-B Mission Dr., Solvang

This exhibit and art sale benefits the Wildling Museum. There will be an Artists’ Reception Friday, October 7 (Private event, Vintners Association Reception Saturday). Childrens’ art and nature activity occur daily; artist demos and paintouts are open to all. Starting soon: Tell SCAPE about your special spots, places you love, and where you’d like us to paint in the tri-county area: Ventura, Santa Barbara, and San Luis Obispo counties. Free. Contact Meg Ricks, phone 729-4620, email mricks1@cox.net, or visit s-c-a-p-e.org

Join a caring community of businesses, individuals, and families at this interactive fundraising 5K walk down Cabrillo Blvd. Funds raised go to juvenile diabetes research and provide for an area support system of education and sharing. You’ll enjoy music, a light lunch, and the knowledge that you have made a difference in the lives of our young heroes who want to turn type 1 into type none. Free. Contact Genny Bolton, phone 4486924, email gbolton@jdrf.org, or visit walk.jdrf.org/santabarbara

10/8 Foodbank of Santa Barbara County Table of Life 4-7 PM. Jim and Stephanie Sokolove’s Montecito estate

Foodbank of Santa Barbara County is bringing together the local food industry, chefs, restaurateurs, winemakers, and foodies to celebrate Santa Barbara County’s finest, and provide nutritional meals to children. The Table of Life Gala

will support the nutritional health of our community through building and inspiring our next generation of culinary talent through the Foodbank’s Feed the Future programs. $250. Contact Jane Lindsey, phone 9675741 x101, email jlindsey@foodbanksbc. org, or visit foodbanksbc.org

10/8 Fund for Santa Barbara 23rd Annual “Bread & Roses” Community Celebration 3:00-7:00 PM. QAD Headquarters, 100 Innovation Pl.

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’s event will once again feature a gourmet buffet-style dinner from our region’s finest restaurants, wines from local vintners, and both a live and silent auction. $75. Contact Stanley Tzankov, phone 9629164, email Stanley@FundforSantaBarbara.org, or visit fundforsantabarbara. org/bread_roses.php

10/9 Kiwanis Club of Carpinteria Valley 39th Annual Carpinteria Kiwanis Big Avocado 5K Run 7 AM-10 AM. Carpinteria Bluffs, Bailard Ave. Carpinteria

This cross-country-style race runs along the Carpinteria Bluffs. Register at active. com. Email CarpKiwanis@gmail.com or see carpkiwanis.org for more info. $25. Contact Rosana Swing, phone 6802670, email carpkiwanis@gmail.com, or visit carpkiwanis.org

10/9 Cancer Center of Santa Barbara with Sansum Clinic Cancer Center of Santa Barbara Walk/Run 8 AM. Montecito Union School, 385 San Ysidro Rd.

The Cancer Center of Santa Barbara with Sansum Clinic and the Four Seasons Resort Santa Barbara will host the 24th Annual Cancer Center Walk/Run. 100 percent of registration fees and pledges benefit the Cancer Center’s research and supportive care programs.The familyfriendly event begins and ends at Montecito Union School and includes a 10K Run at 8 a.m., a 5K Walk/Run at 8:30 a.m., and a Kids’ Fun Run at 10 am. Contact Stephanie Carlyle, phone 8982116, email stephanie@ccsb.org, or visit ccsb.org/cancer-center-walk-run

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10/12 Solvang Theaterfest An Evening with Clint Black 7:30pm; gates open at 6:30 PM. Solvang Festival Theatre, 420 Second St., Solvang

This fundraiser concert for nonprofit Solvang Theaterfest features Clint Black at Solvang Festival Theater. Enjoy music under the stars! Tickets go on sale July 1. $60 reserved, $125 VIP. Contact Pam Pilcher, phone 686-1789, email theaterfest@verizon.net, or visit solvangfestivaltheater.org

10/13 Hearts Therapeutic Equestrian Center The Pegasus Luncheon 11:30 AM-1 PM. Four Seasons Resort The Biltmore Santa Barbara, 1260 Channel Dr.

This inspiring event helps Hearts provide lessons, scholarships, and comprehensive care for our horses in the coming year. With a special presentation highlighting our riders, programs, and horses; a delicious lunch; and great company, you’re in for a pleasant midday treat. Contact Alexis Weaver, phone 964-1519, email alexis@heartsriding.org, or visit heartsriding.org

10/14 Environmental Defense Center Final TGIF: Fall Feast (Thank Goodness It’s Friday Mixer) 5:30-8:30 PM. EDC Courtyard, 906 Garden St.

The Fall Feast is our TGIF season finale celebrating the bounty of food grown right here in Santa Barbara County! Join EDC for one of the most pleasant happy hours in town with local wines, craft beers, a complete catered dinner made from fresh, local foods, a raffle, and live music from some of Santa Barbara’s finest! Hosted by EDC, this is the perfect opportunity to hear from representatives of EDC and other non-profit organizations in the tri-county region about our work in protecting the local environment. $20; includes a full-catered dinner with fresh local foods, two drinks, and live music. Contact Chloe McConnell, phone 963-1622, email cmcconnell@ environmentaldefensecenter.org, or visit environmentaldefensecenter.org

10/14 Santa Barbara Courthouse Legacy Foundation 3rd Annual Miniature Golf Tournament on Courthouse Grounds 3 PM. Santa Barbara County Courthouse, 1100 Anacapa St.

Enter this miniature golf tournament on Courthouse Grounds. An after party, entertainment, prizes, great food, and fun are included. A discount is available to members — join today! $125. Contact Linda Rosso, phone 7707222, email lrosso@courthouselegacyfouncation.org, or visit sbclf.org


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CALM (Child Abuse Listening Mediation) Antiques, Decorative Arts & Vintage Show and Sale

Santa Barbara Rugby Association Santa Barbara Beer Festival – Pints for the Park

Junior League of Santa Barbara Junior League Rummage Pre-Sale Event

Foodbank of Santa Barbara County Santa Maria Empty Bowls

Noon-4 PM. Elings Park, 1298 Las Positas Rd.

6-9 PM. Earl Warren Exhibit Hall, 3400 Calle Real

Fri.-Sat.:11am-6pm; Sun.: 11 AM-5 PM. Earl Warren Showgrounds, 3400 Calle Real

More than 80 antique, vintage, and decorative-arts dealers will be under one roof to showcase their treasures, a unique selection of rustic, vintage, mid-century, and mid-18th-century antiques. Furniture, porcelain, glassware, silver, paintings and prints, fine and costume jewelry, folk art, garden/patio items, rugs, and more are some of the treasures for sale. This sale is for the observer and the collector of fine arts; the showgrounds will come alive with cherished treasures of the past. Proceeds benefit the prevention and treatment of child abuse in Santa Barbara County through the organization of CALM. Parking is free. $6, $5 seniors, free for kids. Contact April Thede, phone 898-9715, email arthede@ cox.net, or visit calm4kids.org/events

10/15 Santa Barbara Courthouse Legacy Foundation 3rd Annual Miniature Golf Open to the Public 10 AM. Santa Barbara County Courthouse, 1100 Anacapa St.

All children play for free. A fact-finding scavenger hunt will be included along the way. Bring friends and family. Free to children, $5 per adult. Contact Linda Rosso, phone 770-7222, email lrosso@courthouselegacyfouncation.org, or visit sbclf.org

10/15 American Cancer Society Making Strides Against Breast Cancer of Santa Barbara 8 AM. Goleta Beach Park, 5986 Sandspit Rd., Goleta

Making Strides is a noncompetitive 5K fundraising walk to raise awareness and educate the public on the importance of education and early detection in the fight against breast cancer. This is a free event with no registration fee and no minimumfundraising commitment. All are welcome to this family-friendly event! Free. Contact Monica Murrietta, phone 963-1577, email SantaBarbaraCAStrides@cancer.org, or visit MakingStridesWalk.org/SantaBarbara

10/15 United Way of Santa Barbara County 20th Annual Red Feather Ball 6 PM. Coral Casino, Four Seasons Resort The Biltmore, 1260 Channel Dr.

This event is in honor of Paul Didier’s upcoming retirement, and it benefits United Way of Santa Barbara County’s Fun in the Sun and United for Literacy programs. Contact Cori Gacad, phone 965-8591, email cgacad@unitedwaysb.org, or visit unitedwaysb.org/rfb

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 Santa Barbara nonprofits, so you can feel good about it to boot. TBA. Contact Bonnie Keinath, phone 4501728, email SBBeerFest@gmail.com, or visit sbbeerfestival.com

10/16 Legal Aid Foundation Chowder Fest TBD-Afternoon Fess Parker’s Doubletree Resort, 633 E. Cabrillo Blvd.

The annual event features a chowder competition of area restaurants, wine and brewery tastings, live music, and other area foods. The proceeds benefit the Legal Aid Foundation of Santa Barbara County. $75. Contact Molora Vadnais, phone 9636754, email managing.director@lafsbc. org, or visit lafsbc.org

10/16 Santa Barbara Audubon Society Eyes in the Sky Raptor Aviary Open House and Fundraiser 10 AM-4 PM. S.B. Museum of Natural History, 2559 Puesta del Sol

Programs with Eyes in the Sky’s seven raptors will happen throughout the event, both by stage presentations and in upclose encounters with our bird handlers. Money raised from donations for merchandise, the instant raffle, and the silent auction 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 259-1446, email eyes-in-the-sky@ cox.net, or visit santabarbaraaudubon. org/category/activities/other-events/ OR eyesinthesky.org

10/16 Legal Aid Foundation of Santa Barbara County Chowderfest 1 PM. Fess Parker Doubletree Resort, 633 E. Cabrillo Blvd.

A charity chowder cook-off benefit event in its 7th year has become the “must attend” event for the area’s best chefs and restaurateurs. Numerous local wineries and breweries will be present, as well. $75. Contact Molora Vadnais, phone 9636754, email Managing.Director@lafsbc. org, or visit santabarbarachowderfest. com

The Junior League of Santa Barbara will be hosting its 80th annual Monster Rummage Pre-Sale event on Friday, October 21, at 6 p.m.-9 p.m. at the Earl Warren Exhibit Hall. This is a wonderful opportunity get first dibs on gently used items before the doors open on Saturday, Oct 22, at 8 a.m. There will be toys, clothes, antiques, kitchenwares, home goods, furniture, and much more! Tickets will be available for purchase at the door. Contact Kate Perlis, phone 963-2704, email jlsbrummage@gmail.com, or visit jlsantabarbara.org

10/22 Special Olympics Santa Barbara Region Fired Up for Special Olympics! 5 PM. Casa de la Guerra, 15 E. De La Guerra St.

This is the 2nd Annual Fired Up for Special Olympics Dinner hosted by Santa Barbara County and City of Santa Barbara Firefighters. Firefighters in conjunction with SEIU Local 620 will host a delicious Tri-tip BBQ dinner and dancing to benefit Special Olympic Athletes. $100. Contact Gina Carbajal, phone 8841516 x103, email gcarbajal@sosc.org, or visit sosc.org/santabarbara

10/22 Junior League of Santa Barbara Junior League Rummage Sale 8 AM. Earl Warren Exhibit Hall, 3400 Calle Real

The Junior League of Santa Barbara will be hosting its 80th annual Monster Rummage Sale on Saturday, October 22, 8 a.m.-2 p.m. at the Earl Warren Exhibit Hall. Come one, come all to find gently used treasures, including clothes, toys, home goods, kitchenwares, furniture, and much more! Admission is free. Free. Contact Kate Perlis, phone 9632704, email jlsbrummage@gmail.com, or visit jlsantabarbara.org

10/23 Center of the Heart Soul Sunday 10:30 AM. Center of the Heart, 487 N. Turnpike Rd.

Enjoy R&B favorites from Gino Walker, the voice and the spirit that will inspire your soul and empower your mind, and you will let loose joy from your heart. This soulful chanteuse and inspirational speaker headlines our annual Soul Sunday backed by George Friedenthal and Eje LynnJacobs. Music and good food will be available to purchase afterward. Free, All Donations accepted. Contact Roxy, phone 964-4861, email info@ centeroftheheart.com, or visit centeroftheheart.com/event/soul-sunday-w-ginowalker-10-23-16-2046

11:30 AM-1:30 PM. Santa Maria Fairpark, 937 S Thornburg St, Santa Maria

Fill one bowl. Help end hunger. That’s what Empty Bowls is all about! This is a unique event where, for a donation of $25, attendees select a beautiful hand-crafted ceramic bowl, enjoy a meal of gourmet soup and bread, and take home the bowl as a reminder of the event’s purpose: to help feed hungry people wholesome and hearty food in our community. $25. Contact Judi Monte, phone 937-3422 x106, email jmonte@foodbanksbc.org, or visit foodbanksbc.org/events/

10/27 Girls Inc. of Greater Santa Barbara Celebration Luncheon 11 AM-1:30 PM. Bacara Resort & Spa, 8301 Hollister Ave., Goleta

The Celebration Luncheon supports the mission of Girls Inc. of Greater Santa Barbara, inspiring all girls to grow strong, smart, and bold. TBD. Contact Mel Dase, phone 963-4757, email mdase@girlsincsb.org, or visit girlsincsb.org

10/29 Carpinteria Valley Historical Society Carpinteria Museum Marketplace 8 AM-3 PM. Carpinteria Valley Museum of History, 956 Maple Ave.

This is an Antiques & Vintage Market with more than 70 vendors of antiques, collectibles, jewelry, furniture, books, plants, toys, clothing, decorative arts, household items, and much more! Buyers free; sellers $30. Contact David Griggs, phone 684-3112, email david. griggs6@verizon.net, or visit carpinteriahistoricalmuseum.org

10/31 Milpas Community Association Trick or Treat on Milpas Street 2-5 PM. Milpas between Canon Perdido and the freeway

The Trick or Treat on Milpas St is in its sixth year as a fun merchant trick-or-teat for kids. We welcome children in costume to trick or treat at all participating merchant locations marked with a big orange trick-or-treat poster. Free. Contact Sharon Byrne, phone 6360475, email sharon@mcasb.org, or visit mcasb.org

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NOVEMBER TBD St. Vincent’s Annual Fashion Show and Luncheon 10 AM. Bishop Diego High School, 4000 La Colina Rd.

St. Vincent’s Annual Fashion Show and Luncheon is a wonderful opportunity to visit with friends, see the latest fashions, bid on silent auction items, and win raffle and door prizes all while supporting St. Vincent’s Children & Family Service Programs. $50. Contact Susan Murray, phone 6836381, email Smurray@sv-sb.org, or visit stvincents-sb.org

TBD Southern California Artists Painting for the Environment Amazing Animals - Art Show and Sale Benefiting the Wildlife Care Network All Day Goleta Public Library, 500 N. Fairview Ave., Goleta

A fun art show and event featuring Wildlife Care Network whose mission is to rescue, rehabilitate and return to the wild sick, injured, orphaned, or oil-impaired wild birds and small mammals native to Santa Barbara county and to educate the public about living in harmony with wildlife. Artists reception with music, light appetizers, awards and children’s activities is free to the public. Show Dates: November 1 - 29, Reception November 12, 2-5 pm. Free. Contact Dorene White, phone 8867479, email scape@dwhitepleinair.com, or visit s-c-a-p-e.org

Barbara, will speak. All proceeds benefit CEF Santa Barbara, a nonprofit organization that shares Jesus Christ’s love with local children through free Christian after-school clubs, summer camps, and outreach events. $50. Contact Kelly, Marketing Coordinator, phone 450-8193, email cefsantabarbara.staff@gmail.com, or visit cefsantabarbara.org

11/5 AHA! Attitude. Harmony. Achievement. Hike for AHA! Registration will open at least a month in advance of the hike date. Hikers meet at a Montecito estate to register and pick up their hike T-shirts, water bottles, and morning refreshments. Hikers are then shuttled a short distance to the Romero Canyon trailhead to hike the scenic seven-mile trail. After hiking, participants and sponsors convene for a post hike celebration at a nearby ocean-view estate for a delicious lunch, music, and friendship. Businesses, organizations, and schools are encouraged to form teams and hike together. $25 registration, minimum $500 fundraising commitment. Contact Molly Green , phone 770-7200, email molly@ahasb.org, or visit ahasb.org

11/6 Human Rights Watch Annual Voices for Justice Dinner 5:30 PM. Fess Parker Doubletree Resort, 633 E. Cabrillo Blvd.

TBD Alzheimer’s Association Walk to End Alzheimer’s

11/9

Join us for the 2016 Santa Barbara Walk to End Alzheimer’s! The Walk will feature a 3K-5K walk around a Santa Barbara landmark, free of charge to the public. Start a team today! Contact Trinity Schwartz, phone 892-4259, email tschwartz@alz.org, or visit alz.org/ cacentral

11/4 Child Evangelism Fellowship Santa Barbara Fall 2016 Luncheon Noon. University Club of Santa Barbara, 1332 Santa Barbara St.

Join Child Evangelism Fellowship Santa Barbara (CEF) for a delicious lunch at the stunning University Club! Dr. Scott Lisea, Head of School at Providence Santa

CALM (Child Abuse Listening Mediation) CALM at Heart 6 PM. Rincon Beach Club, 3805 Santa Claus Ln., Carpinteria

Join CALM for a delightful evening out under the stars. Enjoy signature cocktails, fantastic foods, and the opportunity to learn about the vital work CALM is doing to end child abuse in Santa Barbara County. $150. Contact Lori Goodman, phone 9652376, email lgoodman@calm4kids.org, or visit calm4kids.org

8 AM. Romero Canyon Trailhead

The annual Voices for Justice dinner is Human Rights Watch’s signature event, which celebrates the extraordinary courage of individuals who put their lives on the line to protect the dignity and rights of others. Approximately 500 members of the Santa Barbara community attend this inspirational evening each year. Various levels of sponsorship. Contact Lis Leader, phone 452-0219, email leadere@hrw.org, or visit hrw.org

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Hospice of Santa Barbara Art Reception, J. Schlesinger Exhibition Opening Reception 5:30-7 PM. Leigh Block Gallery, Hospice of Santa Barbara, 2050 Alameda Padre Serra, Ste. 100

Hospice of Santa Barbara will host a wine and hors d’oeuvres open house reception for the exhibit. A portion of the proceeds from art sales will benefit Hospice of Santa Barbara, Inc., a volunteer hospice organization. Contact Hospice of Santa Barbara, phone 563-8820, email info@hospiceofsb.org , or visit hospiceofsantabarbara.org

honor and award outstanding caregivers in the community. Contact Rachael Randall, phone 8924259, email rrandall@alz.org, or visit alz. org/cacentral

11/26 Carpinteria Valley Historical Society 36th Annual Holiday Arts & Crafts Faire 10 AM-3 PM. Carpinteria Valley Museum of History, 956 Maple Ave.

This charming street fair features 85 artisans of handmade fine art, arts and crafts, and Christmas gifts and decor. It also includes food booths, live folk music, face painting, Santa Claus, and more! Buyers free; sellers $75-$100. Contact David Griggs, phone 684-3112, email david. griggs6@verizon.net, or visit carpinteriahistoricalmuseum.org

DECEMBER 11/13 Foodbank of Santa Barbara County Santa Barbara Empty Bowls 11 AM-2 PM. Ben Paige Youth Ctr., 4540 Hollister Ave.

Fill one bowl. Help end hunger. That’s what Empty Bowls is all about! This is a unique event where, for a donation of $25, attendees select a beautiful hand-crafted ceramic bowl, enjoy a meal of gourmet soup and bread, and take home the bowl as a reminder of the event’s purpose: to help feed hungry people wholesome and hearty food in our community. $25. Contact Misha Karbelnig, phone 967-5741 x119, email mkarbelnig@foodbanksbc.org, or visit emptybowlssantabarbara.com/

11/18-11/20 Santa Barbara Botanic Garden Holiday Marketplace 10 AM-4 PM. Santa Barbara Botanic Garden, 1212 Mission Canyon Rd.

The Holiday Marketplace is one-stop shopping for even the most difficult-tobuy-for person on your holiday list. From fine art to folk art, there will be delightful stocking stuffers, herbal products, locally-produced olive oil and honey, scented soaps and candles and much more. This event would not be complete without the offerings of the ever-popular Garden Guild crafters and their uniquely whimsical pieces lovingly created using all-natural materials including their native bay leaf wreaths. Regular Admission, $10 for adults. Contact Brittney Burrows , phone 682-4726 x103, email bburrows@sbbg.org, or visit

11/18 Alzheimer’s Association Alzheimer’s Women’s Initiative Third Annual Luncheon TBD Fess Parker’s DoubleTree Resort, 633 E. Cabrillo Blvd.

The Alzheimer’s Women’s Initiative will present its third annual Luncheon to

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12/1-12/4 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, returns to Santa Barbara for its 31st year. Treasure seekers will be able to find a fantastic selection of baskets, décor, ethnographic art, furniture, jewelry, pottery, rugs, sculptures, and more. Whether you are shopping for a gift or adding to your collection, you can shop around the world for truly unique and exotic treasures. Free. Contact Amy Carpenter, phone 6824711 x123, email acarpenter@sbnature2. org, or visit sbnature.org/about/497.html

12/2 Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History Folk & Tribal Arts Marketplace 10 AM-5 PM. Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History, 2559 Puesta del Sol

Attention collectors, treasure seekers, and holiday shoppers! The Folk & Tribal Art Marketplace, the largest folk art show in Southern California, returns to Santa Barbara for its 31st year. Treasure seekers will be able to find a fantastic selection of baskets, décor, 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, phone 682-4711, email acarpenter@sbnature2.org, or visit sbnature.org

12/3 Living Faith Church Christmas Art & Craft Fair 11 AM-4 PM. Living Faith Church, 4595 Hollister Ave.


Support local artists and find that perfect gift just in time for the holidays at this annual fundraiser to support women’s events! There will be a free raffle with nice prizes plus lots of parking. Free. Contact Barbara Anderson, phone 453-7254, email barbara62239@gmail. com, or visit livingfaithsb.org

12/3 Hospice of Santa Barbara Light Up a Life 5:30 PM. Casa de la Guerra, 15 E. De la Guerra St.

Celebrate the life and the joy of remembrance of loved ones at Hospice of Santa Barbara’s 33rd annual holiday Light Up a Life ceremonies. Hundreds of lights and stars will illuminate memorial trees in honor of loved ones. Stars will also be available at each ceremony for those who wish to hang their own personalized tribute. All donations benefit Hospice of Santa Barbara. Suggested donation for a star: $15. Contact Hospice of Santa Barbara, phone 563-8820 , email info@hospiceofsb.org , or visit hospiceofsb.org

12/4 Breast Cancer Resource Center Holiday Tea & Fashion Show Noon-3 PM. Four Seasons Resort The Biltmore Santa Barbara, 1260 Channel Dr.

At this festive holiday-inspired fundraiser event, enjoy tea and light lunch along with delicious desserts as you watch BCRC clients model runway fashions. Festivities include a silent auction, a fabulous jewelry boutique, and a pickand-choose raffle. Funds benefit BCRC educational programs and support services addressing the needs of women dealing with breast cancer. Sponsorship opportunities are available. $100. Contact BCRC, phone 569-9693, email info@bcrcsb.org, or visit bcrcsb.org

12/4 Hospice of Santa Barbara Light Up a Life 5:30 PM. Camino Real Marketplace, 7004 Market Pl. Dr., Goleta

Celebrate the life and the joy of remembrance of loved ones at Hospice of Santa Barbara’s 33rd annual holiday Light Up a Life ceremonies. Hundreds of lights and stars will illuminate memorial trees in honor of loved ones. Stars will also be available at each ceremony for those who wish to hang their own personalized tribute. All donations benefit Hospice of Santa Barbara. Suggested donation for a star: $15. Contact Hospice of Santa Barbara, phone 563-8820 , email info@hospiceofsb.org , or visit hospiceofsb.org

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 refreshments, and a special program and candlelighting ceremony. Dedicate an angel in honor of your loved one for the Gathering of Angels. Free. Contact Mary Henderson , phone 690-6224, email mary.henderson@vnhcsb. org, or visit vnhcsb.org/angels

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Barbara’s 33rd annual holiday Light Up a Life ceremonies. Hundreds of lights and stars will illuminate memorial trees in honor of loved ones. Stars will also be available at each ceremony for those who wish to hang their own personalized tribute. All donations benefit Hospice of Santa Barbara. Suggested donation for a star: $15. Contact Hospice of Santa Barbara, phone 563-8820 , email info@hospiceofsb.org , or visit hospiceofsb.org

12/17

Visiting Nurse & Hospice Care Angels Among Us in Santa Barbara 5:30-6:30pm VNHC Community Rm., 602 E. Montecito St.

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. Free. Contact Mary Henderson , phone 690-6224, email mary.henderson@vnhcsb. org, or visit vnhcsb.org/angels

12/10 Hospice of Santa Barbara Light Up a Life 5:30 PM. Carpinteria

Celebrate the life and the joy of remembrance of loved ones at Hospice of Santa Barbara’s 33rd annual holiday Light Up a Life ceremonies. Hundreds of lights and stars will illuminate memorial trees in honor of loved ones. Stars will also be available at each ceremony for those who wish to hang their own personalized tribute. All donations benefit Hospice of Santa Barbara. Suggested donation for a star: $15. Contact Hospice of Santa Barbara, phone 563-8820 , email info@hospiceofsb.org , or visit hospiceofsb.org

Jewish Federation of Greater Santa Barbara Vodka Latke, 7-11 PM. TBD Join us for the 10th Annual Vodka Latke party! Gourmet nosh, an open bar, music and dancing, and a silent auction are included. This event is 21+, rain or shine. $25 in advance; $30 at the door. Contact Jilli Spear, phone 957-1115, email jspear@sbjf.org, or visit jewishsantabarbara.org

12/18 Center of the Heart Holiday Celebration Service

will be performed by George Friedenthal and Eje Lynn-Jacobs. Share in the magic of Winter Solstice in this Celebration Service designed to bring a smile and warmth in your heart! Free, All Donations accepted. Contact Roxy, phone 964-4861, email info@ centeroftheheart.com, or visit centeroftheheart.com/event/holiday-celebrationservice-12-18-16-2044

12/19 Center of the Heart Candle Lighting Winter Solstice Ceremony 7:30 PM. Center of the Heart, 487 N. Turnpike Rd.

Bring your drums, shakers and rattles to honor the Divine Light. We will come together to 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, All Donations accepted. Contact Roxy, phone 964-4861, email info@centeroftheheart.com, or visit centeroftheheart.com/event/candle-lighting-wintersolstice-ceremony-2045

10:30 AM. Center of the Heart, 487 N. Turnpike

Celebrate the season of love and light with Center of the Heart. Reverend Maryum Morse leads the congregation in ritual and shares stories about the season; plus, holiday music and carols

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12/10 Milpas Community Association Milpas Holiday Parade 5:30 PM. Milpas between Canon Perdido and Mason streets

The Milpas Holiday Parade features youth organizations, dance teams, marching bands, classic cars, and more! Now in its 63rd year, the parade has always had a community focus and intensely local flavor. Come out and see great live performances, music, dance, and an in-motion car show all in one parade! Free. Contact Sharon Byrne, phone 6360475, email sharon@mcasb.org, or visit mcasb.org

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Visiting Nurse & Hospice Care Angels Among Us in Buellton

Hospice of Santa Barbara Light Up a Life

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5:30 PM. Santa Ynez

Remember the love this holiday season and join Visiting Nurse & Hospice Care

Celebrate the life and the joy of remembrance of loved ones at Hospice of Santa

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