Saturday, May 31, 2014

Santa Barbara Welcomes the USS Ronald Reagan!

May 30 - June 2nd

Based out of San Diego, the 97,000 ton ship was christened by 
the former First Lady, Nancy Reagan in 2001.
This is her third visit to Santa Barbara and her last for a while.
It is the "hail and farewell" visit for the Reagan, which will be 
re-assigned to Yokosuta, Japan next year.

The Santa Barbara Council for the Navy League will be  hosting
many activities for the Sailors and Officers of the Reagan.

The nuclear-powered warship carries 3200 sailors and holds 90 fixed 
wing crafts and helicopters.  One of the largest carriers in the world,
it cost $4.5 billion to construct.


Sailors will be coming ashore and spending time in the Santa Barbara
area.  Family members are in town to spend time with their loved ones.
We welcome the USS Reagan, her sailors and officers to Santa Barbara.
Enjoy our beautiful community, be safe and thank you for your service!

Friday, May 30, 2014

FREE Concert - Santa Barbara - June 1st at 2pm

Prime Time Band
Santa Barbara
Summer Concert

Sunday, June 1st at 2 pm
San Marcos High School Auditorium
4750 Hollister, SB 

Conductor:  Jeffrey Peterson
Refreshments Served

Sunday, May 25, 2014

Remembering those who served for our freedom!


Eternal rest grant them Lord
Let perpetual light shine upon them always.

Sunday, May 18, 2014

May is Santa Barbara Public Gardens Appreciation Month - Come Visit Our Magnificent Gardens!

Come Celebrate!

Get Inspired! Explore Santa Barbara's Public Gardens. As part of National Public Gardens Day on May 9 and throughout the month of May, many extraordinary Santa Barbara locations will offer discounts and activities.

Here are just a few of Santa Barbara’s unique and wonderful public gardens. Click on Additional Activities for many more gardens and activities.

National Historic Landmark, the estate garden is one of the few remaining as 
originally designed during the Golden Age of American Gardens (1895-1940).
Casa Del Herrero
May 16 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
1387 East Valley Road, Montecito, CA 93108 United States
Tour the gardens of Casa del Herrero and learn how the design
is an important example of the Golden age of American Gardens
interpreted in a Spanish/Moorish style. 
$20 for general admissions, $10 for members

A 37-acre botanical estate garden containing subtropical and 
tropical plants from around the world.

May 14 @ 8:00 am - May 17 @ 5:00 pm
Santa Barbara, CA, 93108 United States

In addition to the Lotusland garden tour, visitors enjoy a 
multi-media installation in the Pavilion gallery showcasing 
Madame Walska’s unique persona and the results of her 
indefatigable drive and tenacious nature. 
Docent led tours are at 10 am and 1:30 pm, Wednesday 
through Saturday. 
Admission is $45, $20 for children ages 3-18, 
under 3 are free. 
Reservations are required and may be made 
by calling 805-969-9990.

Long considered the jewel of the Santa Barbara City park system, 
this downtown park features unique botanical and horticultural elements in an 
exquisite urban retreat.

One of the nation’s oldest botanic gardens focused exclusively on 
native plants and has one of the state’s largest collections of California native plants. 

May 16 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Recurring Event (See all)
1212 Mission Canyon Road, Santa Barbara, CA, 93105 United States
Join Mary Carroll for this overview of common California plant 
families. Learn the basic terminology of plant identification, 
and how to use the Jepson Manual to identify plants. Become 
familiar with the characteristics of our most common California 
plant families. Bring a 10x hand lens if you have one and the 
2nd edition of the manual (available in the Garden Shop). 
Workshop will be in Blakesley Library $85 for members, 
$100 for non-members 
Santa Barbara Botanic Gardens

The gardens and Arboretum are a surviving example of the late 
19th/early 20th century Picturesque style garden, characterized 
by specimen trees from around the world.

May 15 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
121 E Arrellaga Street, Santa Barbara, CA, CA 93101 United States
Every Thursday in May from 1pm to 3pm a Docent Tour and
Afternoon Tea at the historic Simpson House Inn. Secluded 
on an acre of English Gardens in the heart of downtown 
Santa Barbara with expansive lawns, mature trees, flower 
beds and water features. Docent Tour from 1pm to 1:30pm.  
Afternoon Tea served at individual tables in the gardens 
from 1:30pm to 3pm. A selection of finger sandwiches, 
savories & sweets including homemade scones with 
lemon curd and cream.  
Find out more »
Chase Palm Park -Carousel

Free Carousel Ride for 2 on Sundays in May – Chase Palm Park

Chase Palm Park Antique Carousel
May 11 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Corner of Cabrillo and Garden Streets, Santa Barbara, CA United States
The Park and Recreation Community (PARC) Foundation is 
pleased to partner with the City of Santa Barbara Parks and 
Recreation Department and the Santa Barbara Public 
Gardens Partnership to celebrate our community parks and 
gardens! Please be our guest to visit beautiful Chase Palm 
Park located along Santa Barbara’s gorgeous waterfront 
(Garden Street/Cabrillo Blvd.) and take a ride on the historic 
1916 Alan Herschell Carousel. 
Click Here for Ticket: This ticket is good for 
2 people to ride the carousel,…

Garden Tour of the Masters  

UCCE Master Gardeners of 

Santa Barbara County

May 17
Louise Lowry Davis Center,
1232 De La Vina Street, 
Santa Barbara, CA 93101 United States
+ Google Map
Brief overview at the Davis Center on each garden attendees 
will visit. Visit 3 Master Gardeners’ private gardens and hear 
the MG Owner’s talk at each about the garden’s design intent, 
challenges and goals. Each garden emphasizes sustainability 
and water-wise practices. Presenter at the Davis Center:  
Lesley Wiscomb, Chair – UCCE Master Gardeners of Santa 
Barbara County.  Lesley is a retired landscape architect and 
has been a Master Gardener since 2010. Presenters at
 Private Gardens: Certified Master Gardeners /Owners –…
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Santa Barbara Cactus and Succulent Society PlantSale
May 17 @ 10am - 3pmTrinity Lutheran Church 909 N> La Cumbre Road, SB+ Google Map
A plant sale focusing on cactus and succulents from the membersown collections.  Look for a number of rare plants on displayand discussions on plant husbandry.  Come early and enjoy the fun.Plenty of free parkingFind out more »
Annual Show of Bonsai & Plant Sale
May 17 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
1212 Mission Canyon Road, Santa Barbara, CA, 93105 United States
The Bonsai Club of Santa Barbara will be presenting it’s annual 
show of Bonsai Trees. Both Days will include demonstrations at 
1:00 PM, plant sale and silent auctions, members will also be 
available for questions about the trees and the art of Bonsai. 
This event is free with admission to the garden: $10.00 
Adults $8.00 Seniors (60 + years) $8.00 Children 13 – 17, 
college students and active military with ID $6.00 
Children 2 – 12 years Admission is free…
Find out more »

Saturday, May 17, 2014

CALM's Antique & Vintage Show is here this weekend

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Santa Barbara Historic Homes Tour, May 18th

The Pearl Chase Society
Presents Its Fifteenth Annual
Historic Homes Tour
Sunday, May 18th
11 am - 4 pm 
Reservations Required

George Washington Smith
"The Father of Spanish Colonial Revival

Featuring several of GWS'
Grand Montecito Homes
in the Spanish Revival Style

The Pearl Chase Society's 15th annual Historic Homes Tour will visit five George Washington Smith-designed buildings in the idyllic enclave of Montecito. The tour will take visitors to the house Smith designed for his friend, renowned violinist, composer and musicologist, Henry Eichheim. Besides a beautiful double loggia and the music/living room with a raised stage, the home features rarely seen frescoes created by the famed Mexican muralist, Alfredo Ramos Martinez.
CLICK HERE for more 
information and mail-in form

(information from the Pearl Chase Soc. Newsletter)