Monday, November 9, 2020

Trails are open at the Santa Barbara Botanic Gardens


Our Canyon Trails Have Reopened! 

Take a break and explore the shady fall foliage of the Canyon on 5 miles of fully reopened trails. Enjoy some family fun with our reopened children's maze for an after school activity to reconnect with nature. Members can visit before the general public every day from 9-10am when the Garden is typically cooler, quieter, and great for birdwatching.
Weekday afternoons are the best time to visit uncrowded trails. Social distancing and face coverings are required to ensure that the Garden can remain open to our community.

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Thursday, November 5, 2020

Monday, November 2, 2020

Goleta's West Wind Drive In Movie Theater is Open and lots of fun!


They arrived with blankets, snacks and face masks.

Vehicles of all sizes — SUVs, pickup trucks, vans, midsize cars and compacts — snaked around Goleta’s West Wind Drive-In and filled the dirt parking lot before the red-orange sunset.

With hatchbacks popped open and tailgates down, moviegoers sat back and relaxed while waiting for the film to start.

On Thursday, families and friends enjoyed a movie night at the outdoor drive-in theater as part of UCSB Arts & Lectures’ film screenings. The in-car entertainment is a new attraction for some locals.

“My friend is going out of town tomorrow, so we thought this would be a fun thing to do,” Linda Sessler said. “We have never tried it.”

UCSB Arts & Lectures is offering free drive-in cinema screenings through mid-December at the drive-in theater at 907 S. Kellogg Ave. The film series will feature SelenaLady BirdRaiders of the Lost ArkSpider-Man: Into the Spider-VerseSpare PartsInceptionWhale RiderYesterdayCinnamonElf and It’s a Wonderful Life.

The organization is planning to show double features once a week through Dec. 16, and most events feature a lineup of two different films, with a few exceptions. Gates open 1½ hours before the first film.

The drive-in attraction is making a big comeback amid the COVID-19 public health crisis, and more than half of the outside venue was filled for Thursday’s movie. It’s a chance to come together as a community while following the latest public guidance on the coronavirus.

Information and photo from NoozHawk.

Tuesday, October 20, 2020

Monday, October 19, 2020

Morning Bird Walk at the Santa Barbara Botanic Garden


Morning Bird Walk
Wednesday, October 21
Be the first morning visitors in the Garden and enjoy watching 
the diverse and beautiful bird species that make the meadow, 
woodlands and creekside their home! Join our experienced 
naturalist leader Rebecca Coulter as she looks and listens for 
woodpeckers and quail, wrens and raptors, and many more.
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Jack O' Latern Workshop Santa Barbara, October 21


Jack O'Lantern Workshop

Wednesday, October 21st, 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Make a jack o’ lantern to add some Halloween cheer to your windows. Guest artist Derek Mast will teach you how to draw and decorate your pumpkin to create your very own jack o’ lantern. 

Materials for this workshop are things you probably have at home.  If you're missing some supplies, you can shop the Art From Scrap Online Store for all of your creative reuse supplies.

You'll need the following:

  • Construction paper (orange, blue, black) or light and dark paper to color yourself
  • Black marker or brush and black ink
  • scissors
  • Glue, tape or modge podge

This workshop will take place online via Zoom. Look for the Zoom link in your Inbox on Wednesday morning before the workshop.

Note: We have a new tiered ticketing system that will help us continue to offer art workshops that are more accessible for all. Please choose the ticket that best suits you when you register for the workshop.

Our new workshop tiers are:

Free  –  Workshop
$5.00  –  One Person workshop
$10.00  –  Family Workshop
$15.00  –  Sponsor a workshop

We look forward to seeing you on Wednesday!

Thursday, September 3, 2020

Santa Barbara Botanic Garden

 Zoom and Bloom Camp