Thursday, November 28, 2013

Amazing Christmas Boutique at the Assistance League Saturday 11-29 and Monday 12-2

Santa Has Come to Town!
Saturday November 29th 9 am - 1 pm
Monday, December 2nd 10 am - 3 pm
Assistance League of Santa Barbara
 1259 Veronica Springs Road
(off Las Positas)
the most beautiful Holiday Boutique in all of 
Santa Barbara!
 Santa's Elves have been very busy all year...
 making sure that all the toys and decorations...
 holiday dishes, gifts, wreaths...
trees, lights and everything you ever...
 wished for and more...
are waiting and ready for you....
 come early...the lines are always long
"Making a difference in the greater Santa Barbara area!"

Thursday, November 21, 2013

Sea of Orchids at the Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History, November 23 and 24th

The Orchid Society 
of Santa Barbara Presents

Saturday, Nov. 23, 10am-5pm
Sunday, Nov. 24, 10am-3pm
Muse3um admission:  Adults $12
Seniors and children 13-17: $8
children 3-7: $7

2599 Puesta del Sol Road
Santa Barbara, CA

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Santa Barbara Museum of Modern Art Presents this Thursday

Scenes from Antigone

admission FREE

Thursday November 19th
5:30 pm

 Santa Barbara Museum of Contemporary Art 
top floor at Paseo Nuevo
  • Address: 653 Paseo Nuevo, Upper Arts Terrace, Santa Barbara, CA 93101
    Phone:(805) 966-5373

  • SCENES FROM ANTIGONE directed by Matthew Tavianini and 
    with Kate Bergstrom as Antigone, Josh Jenkins as Haemon, 
    Jennifer Marco as Ismene, and Ed Giron as Creon. Please come! 
    Performing pursuant to a grant obtained by Celeste Barber at SBCC. 
    This show has been performed mostly at SBCC but also other venues 
    and not only is this a fantastic location but .... this is the closing performance.


    Antigone tells the story of the title character, daughter of Oedipus (the former king of Thebes, who unknowingly killed his father and married his mother, and who renounced his kingdom upon discovering his actions), and her fight to bury her brother Polyneices against the edict of her uncle, Creon, the new king of Thebes. It is a story that pits the law of the gods—"unwritten law"—against the laws of humankind, family ties against civic duty, and man against woman.
    Many playwrights in Ancient Greece used mythological stories to comment on social and political concerns of their time. This is what Sophocles may have intended when he wrote Antigone. Based on the legends of Oedipus, Sophocles may have been trying to send a message to the Athenian general, Pericles, about the dangers of authoritarian rule.
    These tragedies were written to be performed at the Great Dionysia (a festival in honor of the god Dionysus, the god of fertility, theater, and wine) in Athens. Attending these plays was considered a civic duty, and even criminals were let out of jail to attend. Antigone won Sophocles first prize at the festival and was an enormous success. It is still performed today, and has been adapted by French playwright Jean Anouilh, who set the play during World War II.

    See you there!

    Sunday, November 10, 2013

    Veterans Day Ceremony

    Monday, November 11, 2013 at 11:00 AM

    Join the Santa Barbara Trust for Historic Preservation in honoring our military at El Presidio de Santa Bárbara State Historic Park. Beginning at 11:00 a.m., the event includes a wreath ceremony, the playing of taps and colors, and performances by Los Soldados del Presidio and Oxnard Air Force JROTC. 

    Monday, November 11, 2013 at 11:00 a.m.
    El Presidio de Santa Bárbara State Historic Park
    123 East Canon Perdido Street, Santa Barbara, CA
    Free event
    For more information (805) 965-0093

    To all Veterans, including my husband,

    Thank you for your Service!

    Remembering Our Veteran
    "As we express our gratitude,
    we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them."
    John Fitzgerald Kennedy

    Saturday, November 2, 2013

    Santa Barbara still seeing price increases

    MONEYWATCH/ November 2, 2013, 6:50 AM
    2. Santa Barbara, Calif. area
    Santa Barbara is the only California town on the list, as most of the cities from the Golden State have already moved through a stage of accelerated recovery and have achieved a steadier pace of recovery. But Santa Barbara is still seeing big increases in home prices, to the tune of 27 percent. That takes the median list price in Santa Barbara from $549,000 to $697,777 -- the most expensive on this list.

    Inventory dropped this year 15.9 percent and the age of inventory dropped 34 percent, meaning that homes stay on the market an average of just 41 days in the city, down from 62 and the smallest number of days on market in this li

    What to do on a Saturday after the Big Move!

    We've Moved and it is 
    our first Caterday
    in the NEW House!

    simplifying and creating  new memories

    Charley is helping me
    unpack this box

    Sammy's Box is unpacked

    Time for a nap!

    Bye old house
    and many wonderful memories

    Happy Caterday to you!
    We'll be back soon...