Thursday, April 30, 2015
"Let's Get Moo-ving!"
Let’s get MOOving! Celebrate the active lifestyle at the 26th annual Santa Barbara Fair and Expo. April 29-May 3, 2015 at Earl Warren Showgrounds. It’s a magical place that will put a smile on your face! Carnival Rides, Farm Animals, Fair Food and Fabulous Entertainment are all on tap for your visit.
COWabunga! Surf’s up and so is the fun of the Carnival Midway. With more than 30 rides and attractions, you will zoom into an action packed world of fun, only at the Santa Barbara Fair & Expo!
Fun for the Children! Your children will have a wonderful time as they ride on a real Pony and see the exotic animals in the Petting Zoo. The Kid’s Carnival will excite and delight you and your children. You’ll hoot with laughter at the All Alaskan Racing Pigs as they run around the track, jump the hurdles and compete for the honor of being the fastest little piggy in all of the Fair.
Now Playing on a Stage near you! Discover some great talent when you stop along the way to relax and enjoy great entertainment on the Fair and Expo Stages. Music, Illusions, Dancing, Magic and more will keep you and your family amazed and entertained for hours!
Showcasing the active lifestyle! Visit Warren Hall to see the expo showcase of local foods, wine & beer, arts & crafts, horticulture and fine arts displays. You will love tasting free samples of the featured desserts, appetizers and other scrumptious foods in the Fair & Expo Cooking Contest, offered daily at the Santa Barbara Fair & Expo.
Santa Barbara Fair and Expo is now a non-smoking fair, to help celebrate your active lifestyle, smoking will not be permitted in the fair, concession areas, carnival midway, livestock barns or exhibit areas.
See the great exhibits! Take your family to visit the Exhibit Building. Here, you will enjoy the interactive displays. You will also be able to see artwork, photography, pottery and many other projects entered by children from our community. For complete info on how to enter in all areas of the Fair, please visit the Exhibitor page on this website or call 687-0766.
Don’t stop til you get enough! For thrills, excitement and entertainment your whole family will love with memories that will last forever…come to the Santa Barbara Fair and Expo where the fun never ends!
Presale Tickets on sale until April 28 at Earl Warren Show Grounds
3400 Calle Real, Santa Barbara; 805 687-0766
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Thursday, April 23, 2015
Wednesday, April 15, 2015
DAILY Pop Up Art Display
All weekend long, discover 24 information artworks by The Lexicon of Sustainability located throughout Bacara.
THURSDAY, APRIL 16 Dinner at The Lark • 6:00 – 9:00 pm (offsite) Four-course, family-style dinner featuring local Santa Barbara produce from Ellwood Canyon Farm paired with Figueroa Mountain Brewery beer. $85 per person, plus tax & gratuity
FRIDAY, APRIL 17 Winemaker for a Day with Foley Family Wines (offsite) Santa Ynez Valley This five-hour group outing includes tastings and private tours with the winemakers at Firestone, Foley and Lincourt Vineyards, finishing up with a cult cabernet at the Foley Tasting Room at Bacara. Transportation to and from Bacara, lunch, cheese and wine tastings are also included. $225 Cattle Ranch Tour • 11 am – 2:00 pm (offsite) Learn about the development of the grass-fed, sustainable beef operation at Historic Rancho San Julian run by Jim Poett's daughter, Elizabeth, and relax under the century-old grape and wisteria arbor to enjoy a traditional Rancho lunch seasoned by a discussion with the father/daughter team as they describe the trials and quirks of growing food, raising cattle, and keeping all generations involved and committed to the ranch.
$150 per person, includes lunch Opening Reception & Screening • 6:00 – 8:00 pm Bacara Ballroom Terrace & Screening Room Wine reception presented by the Santa Barbara County Vintners’ Association. Enjoy more than 40 varietals by the region’s top winemakers preceded by a special video tribute to Julia Child by Dorie Greenspan, the multi-award winning baking authority and author, and Geoffrey Drummond, Julia’s former TV producer and director. $125 per person
SATURDAY, APRIL 18 Saturday Morning Classes •
9:00, 10:00 and 11:15 am 3 classes for $100 Bacara Salons 9:00 to 9:45 a.m.
Choice of: Secret life of bees with the Santa Barbara Beekeeper’s Association Panel discussion on Santa Barbara’s unique culinary community with local journalists 10:00 to 11:00 a.m. Choice of: The story behind the installation of Julia Child’s Kitchen at the Smithsonian Overview of Santa Barbara’s local food movement with the region’s top food producers Wine & food pairing featuring chef-prepared small plates by the Santa Barbara Yacht Club and handcrafted Westerly wine
11:15 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.
Choice of: A culinary history talk on the origins of the modern cookbook with Anne Willan, author of The Cookbook Library Three short film screenings presented by Douglas Gayeton and Laura Howard Gayeton, the masterminds behind of The Lexicon of Sustainability A fun yet educational way of deductive wine tasting with Foley Family Wines Saturday Celebrity Chef Lunch • 12:30 to 1:45 p.m. Ocean Lawn at Bacara Enjoy the culinary talents of celebrity chefs and restaurateurs, Suzanne Goin and David Lentz, operators of the acclaimed restaurants a.o.c., Lucques, Tavern and The Hungry Cat. The Los Angeles chefs will present a locally-inspired lunch, complemented by original or lemon country loaf from Crazy Good Bread Co. and one glass of wine by Alma Rosa Winery & Vineyards. End the meal with McConnell’s Fine Ice Creams. $59 per person, plus tax and gratuity
Saturday Afternoon Classes •
2:00, 3:15 and 4:30 pm 3 classes for $100 Bacara Salons 2:00 to 3:00 p.m.
Choice of: Personal stories about Julia with Alex Prud’homme, Julia’s great nephew, and Santa Barbara area chefs Master class in collecting the best cookbooks with cookbook agent Lisa Ekus Cooking demonstration with Pastry Chef Jim Dodge
3:15 to 4:15 p.m.
Choice of: Cooking demonstration of Richard Lambert’s famed Santa Barbara Tamales-To-Go tamales and salsas A primer on New Southern cooking with French-trained Southern chef and cooking authority, Virginia Willis A mock debate with Los Angeles Times Food Editor Russ Parsons and The New York Times cooking writer Kim Severson on where today’s center of the American food universe lies
4:30 to 5:30 p.m.
Choice Of Chocolate truffle demonstration with Santa Barbara’s master chocolatier, Jessica Foster, and Palmina Wine pairing Mayet Cristobal, Executive Chef of Getty Center Museum, brings the authentic street food flavors of her childhood in Manilla to Santa Barbara. Class includes a Margerum Wine Company tasting Val’s favorite Julia recipes, a cooking demo with Valerie Rice of Eat, Drink, Garden Saturday Night Grand Dinner with Kurt Russell •
6:30 to 9:30 p.m.
Bacara Ballroom Join actor and apprentice winemaker Kurt Russell for a truly special evening featuring his label, GoGi Wines, as well as Hudson Bellamy Wines (inspired by actress Kate Hudson) and Ampelos Cellars. Kurt will present the stories behind the wines, their inspiration and their unique qualities driven by how they are grown and blended in the renowned Sta. Rita Hills AVA in Santa Barbara County. This exceptional evening includes a wine reception with live music followed by a four-course “ranch to table” dinner with Kurt’s wine pairings. $199 plus tax & gratuity ($250 total) Saturday Night Movie Screening •
8 p.m. Join us at Bacara’s own 211-seat Screening Room for a special movie screening of A Year in Champagne. Prior to the film, toast to this special evening with a complimentary glass of champagne and a local chocolate tasting. $25
SUNDAY, APRIL 19 Neighborhood Tasting •
11:00 am – 2:00 pm
Bacara Courtyard A not-to-be-missed event! Taste your way through the region’s most talked about culinary neighborhoods within the beautiful surroundings of Bacara. This delightful afternoon includes live music, farmers’ market shopping, a complimentary glass of beer and more than 30 restaurant, produce and artisan tastings $50
All tickets must be purchased online at www.BacaraCulinaryWeekend.com or NightOut.com
for more information, click here
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Tuesday, April 14, 2015
This is why the Santa Barbara Area
is known as Paradise!
View from the Breakwater towards Stearn's Wharf
View of the Dolphin Fountain at the head of Stearns Wharf
The Santa Barbara Boat Harbor
A picture Postcard of the Santa Barbara Riviera
View of Leadbetter Beach from Shoreline
View South from Shoreline
Shoreline Cafe across from SB City College
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Friday, April 10, 2015
Operation Prom Dress
10 am - 2 pm Saturdays, April 11, 18, 25; May 2, 9, 16
3-5 pm Wednesdays April 15, 22, 29; May 6, 13 and 20
Assistance League of Santa Barbara
1259 Veronica Springs Road, Santa Barbara
Free Prom Dresses Available for High School Girls at Assistance League Boutique
By Mary Heron for the Assistance League of Santa Barbara | Published on 03.24.2015 3:33 p.m.
Starting April 11, the Assistance League of Santa Barbara will be open for all high school girls wishing to borrow — free of charge — a dress for her senior prom.
There will be over 500 new and almost new dresses in all sizes, with many from award-winning designers.
The Prom Dress Boutique will be open from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturdays April 11, 18 and 15 and May 2 and 9, and 16, and from 3 to 5 p.m. on Wednesdays April 15, 22 and 29 and May 6 and 13.
Be sure to bring you school ID. There is ample parking and a friendly staff will be waiting to assist you.
Dresses are available to all girls attending a high school prom regardless of economic need.
The boutique will be located at 1259 Veronica Springs Road, off Las Positas Road.
— Mary Heron is the public relations chair for the Assistance League of Santa Barbara.
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