Friday, December 31, 2010

Happy New Year!

Auld Lange Syne
 celebrating 30 years of friendship
a trip down Memory Lane for 5 couples
 having round-robbin dinner parties
appetizers with Proseco -guest
 We are hosting this NY get together
Prime Rib Roast- host - red wine
Sauteed Salmon- host - white wine
Roasted Veggies- guest
Roasted Potatoes-guest
Lemon Souffle-guest
Coffee & chocolates
Cymbidiums are also excited to bring in the New Year!

Wishing you all a very healthy, adventurous and prosperous
New Year!
Come visit beautiful Santa Barbara!

Sunday, December 26, 2010

After the Rains.....

Mother Nature's Year End Display in Santa Barbara...

 Photo by Tom Modugno
 photo by Mike Mallen
 Photo by Tom Modugno
Photo by Dan Seibert

all photos from Noozhawk;

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Merry Christmas from Santa Barbara

Wishing you all a very Merry Christmas
 night time photo of the Santa Barbara Mission
by Eva Kirkpatrick

  from our home to yours
and a
New Year filled with Prosperity and Peace for All!

Sunday, December 19, 2010

Carpinteria Salt Marsh Nature Park Tour

Docent Led Tour
Every Saturday 10 am

Park Entrance across from Sandyland and Ash avenues in Carpinteria

This docent led tour provides history of the landmark's rescue and geology, flora and fauna
Information:  684-4060

Friday, December 17, 2010

Saturday Weekly Santa Barbara Tours of Interest

Historical Museum Docent Tours
13 E. de la Guerra St., Santa Barbara
2 p.m. Saturdays
Free for all
805 966-1601; or

Gladwin Planetarium Shows
Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History
Museum Admission
2559 Puesta del Sol, Santa Barbara
$10-adults; $7 seniors 65+ and teens 13-17; $6 children 2 and under
December 19 - December 31
Planetarium Admission-$4
Twinkle, Twinkle for Little Stars-11:30 am, 2:15 and 4 pm
Santa's Starry Ride; 12:15 pm
Winter Sky for Little Dippers 1 pm
Discovery Zone 1:15 pm
Astronaut 3 pm

Maritime Museum Docent Tours
113 Harbor Way, Suite 190, Santa Barbara
2-3 pm Saturdays
$7-general; $4-seniors, students & youth; under 2 yrs-$2
805 886-9078;

Historic Santa Barbara Walking Tour
meet on the steps of City Hall by De la Guerra Plaza
10 am - noon
Walking tour covers post 1925 earthquake architecture, landscape designe and history of Santa Barbara.  Presented by Architectural Foundation of Santqa Barbara.
no baby-strollers or dogs.
Free to children 3-12; $10 general.
805 965-6307;

Rancho La Patera and Historic Stow House Tours
304 N. Los Carneros Road, Goleta
2-4 pm
$5-adults, free for children 12 and under

Sunday, December 12, 2010

Boat Parade of Lights Sunday, December 12th

Silver Bells and Winter Swells
25th Annual Parade of Lights

Festivities begin with Santa's Village event at 3:00 pm on the City Pier
Santa will visit and he is bringing 10 tons of snow for children to play in
Enjoy the fun of Holiday Music

Admission is FREE 

30-50 boats decorated to the theme "Silver Bells and Winter Swells" will light up the shore.
Fireworks display will follow the boat parade

more information: 

Thursday, December 9, 2010

Holiday Arts and Crafts Fair-Dec. 11

Craft Show by SB City College/Adult Ed Student Artists
December 11, 10 am - 4 pm

Wake Center
300 North Turnpike Road, Santa Barbara

The Fair will feature more than 80 local artists' work, including jewelry, paintings, ceramics, pottery and glass

10% of the proceeds will go to SBCC/Continuing Adult Ed Foundation

The event will include food and music.  There is plenty of free parking available

As a personal note: this is one of the best art fairs around!  Many of these artist are truly proficient at their craft.  It's a great venue for wonderful, bargain priced treasures!

Monday, December 6, 2010

Open House at The Reagan Ranch Center

Thursday, December 9th
4:30 - 6:30 pm
Open House
Hosted by Senator Tony Strickland
at the Reagan Ranch Center

217 State Street, Santa Barbara, CA

to make sure there are enough refreshments, please
RSVP 306-8886, or email to 

Saturday, December 4, 2010

Jazz Harmony

Christmas with Vocal Point

Sunday December 5, 2010
3 pmn and 7 pm

Free Methodist Church
1435 Cliff Drive, Santa Barbara

Special Guests:

Debbie Denke Jazz Combo
Jon Crosse
James Antunez
Santa Barbara Noel Carolers

$15 general admission, credit cards accepted

A benefit for Santa Barbara Vocal Jazz Foundation
Music Education Programs

Thursday, December 2, 2010

Annual Holiday Parade

Miracle on State Street
Friday, December 3, 2010; 6:30 pm

State Street from Sola to Cota
information:  805 962-2098