Tuesday, February 19, 2019

March Events in Santa Barbara, Carpinteria and Goleta


Great March Happenings in the greater Santa Barbara area


Santa Barbara Restaurant Week   Feb. 22-Mar. 3 The tasty 10-day event provides an excellent opportunity for locals and visitors to celebrate Santa Barbaras flourishing culinary scene, and dine at the areas best establishments for a great price: $25 two-course lunch and $40 three-course dinner. 
Contact: www.sbrestaurantweeks.com

World of Pinot - Fess Parker Dinner: 30 Years of Fess Parker   Mar. 1 To celebrate the 30th anniversary of Fess Parker Winery, the World of Pinot Noir is proud to host this five-course dinner and retrospective of one of California Pinot Noirs most pioneering and influential wine families. Members of the Parker family, as well as head winemaker Blair Fox, will be on hand to walk guests through rare library wines representing the breadth and depth of the winerys portfolio. Chef John Cox of The Bear and Star restaurant will deliver a carefully paired menu of his signature refined ranch cuisine to complement the tasting. 
Time/Place: 7-10pm / Ritz-Carlton Bacara 
Contact: 805-489-1758 / www.worldofpinotnoir.com

Womens Literary Festival   Mar. 2 As the month celebrates the extraordinary contribution of women for womens right, the festival too will be honoring the writing contributions of emerging and established women authors in literacy, diversity and social justice. 
Time/Place: 8:30am-3pm / Hilton Garden Inn, Goleta 
Contact: www.womensliteraryfestival.com

SYV Touch-A-Truck   Mar. 2 To benefit the Bethania Preschool & Afterschool programs. This event provides a unique experience for kids, and kids at heart, to climb on, climb in, honk horns and turn on sirens of all kinds of vehicles! With 3 parking lots full of vehicles, face painting, bounce houses, Tower Pizza and Kona Ice, this is the place to be!! No horn hour from 10-11am.
Time/Place: 10am-2pm / Bethania Preschool & Afterschool 
Contact: 805-245-1561 / www.facebook.com/syvtouchatruck

St. Raphael School Annual Auction   Mar. 2 A Night In Santa Barbara This year we pay homage to our beautiful city and celebrate what sets St. Raphael apart from the rest: A loving and inclusive school community that leads the way in making Santa Barbara a better place. Silent auction, dinner, an exciting live auction, and raffle prizes. 
Time/Place: 5pm / Santa Barbara Historical Museum 
Contact: https://srs.schoolauction.net/auction2019 

Love Your City Clean-Up   Mar. 2 Arrive early 9:30am for coffee, hot chocolate, and breakfast snacks. Spend two hours beautifying Old Town, the heart of Goleta with monthly trash abatement, weeding, or planting. Community service credit is available for this event. 
Time/Place: 10am / Community West Bank parking lot, Goleta 
Contact: 805-694-8275 / www.eventbrite.com

Santa Barbara Doll & Toy Sale   Mar. 2 Over 50 vendors selling everything from antique to contemporary dolls, toys, teddy bears and much more. Find the perfect gift or that toy you once cherished. For kids and collectors. 
Time/Place: 10am-3pm / Earl Warren Showgrounds 
Contact: 805-450-2775 / www.santabarbaradollclub.com

Lions Park Open House   Mar. 3 Featuring Over 20 Local Wedding and Event Vendors Including: Caterers, D.J.s, Floral, Design, Coordinators, Videographers, Photographers, Desserts, Furniture & Decor Rentals, Lighting And Much More! Raffles & Contest. 
Time/Place: 4-7pm / 6197 Casitas Pass Road, Carpinteria 
Contact: 805-450-1985 / www.lionspark.com

Santa Barbara Jewish Film Festival   Mar. 6-10 Organized by the Jewish Federation of Greater Santa Barbara, this years Festival will include five days of high quality, unique films from around the world on themes of Jewish culture and identity. Showcases a wide range of documentaries, dramas, comedies, and shorts by American, European, and Israeli filmmakers. 
Time/Place: The New Vic: 33 W Victoria Street 
Contact: 805-957-1115 / www.jewishsantabarbara.org

International Womens Day   Mar. 7 Were bringing together Santa Barbaras local gender balanced advocates, including women in tech, business leaders and more for a discussion about overcoming the challenges women face in business. Join us for an inspiring evening as we celebrate women and build a gender-balanced world. Girls Rock SB will be playing music and well be serving light snacks and refreshments.  
Time/Place: 5:30pm / Ontraports Santa Barbara Riviera Campus 
Contact: 805-568-1424 / www.ontraport.com

Corks for Kids   Mar. 8 United Boys & Girls Clubs fundraiser for the Valley. This event brings together the community in support of our growing programs in Buellton and Solvang. Join us for a fun-filled evening of casino-style games, wine tastings, heavy appetizers, and great prizes! 
Time/Place: 6-9pm / Hotel Corque, Solvang   
Contact: www.unitedbg.org 

Solvang Century, Metric & Half Century   Mar. 9 This is the 37th Annual version of this public participation bike ride (not a race). There are 4 route options to choose from (100, 69, 56 or 50 miles) that range from hard to easy. There will be a BBQ lunch available at the Finish Line along with massage therapist, a live DJ and over 25 cycling related vendors. 
Time/Place: Santa Ynez Valley Marriott Hotel 
Contact: 530-584-9655 / www.bikescor.com

La Patronal   Mar. 9 Viva el Arte de Santa Barbara! La Patronal, a unique brass band from Lima, Peru, performs for free. Their lively performances encourage audience participation and dancing with contagious percussion and vibrant brass and winds. Reception follows concert. 
Time/Place: 7pm / Guadalupe City Hall 
Contact: 805-356-3891 / www.ci.guadalupe.ca.us

Princess Weekend at Santa Barbara Zoo   Mar. 9-10 Young female members step into their glass slippers, and wear their finest sparkly ball gowns to this celebration of all-things-princess. But its not all dress-up, this event also is designed to bring attention to the many frogs, toads, and other amphibians around the world that face possible extinction. Costumes are encouraged, and boys are also welcome, be they dressed as knights, princes, cowboys, pirates, or astronauts. 
Time/Place: 10am-3pm / Santa Barbara Zoo 
Contact: 805-962-5339 / www.sbzoo.org

Bravo Awards   Mar. 15 NAWBO-SB is proud to recognize the accomplishments of eight community, industry, and business leaders who have enriched Santa Barbara economically, politically, philanthropically, and socially. 
Time/Place: 11:30am-2pm / Hyatt Centric Santa Barbara 
Contact: 805-229-9119/ https://nawbo-sb.com

Santa Barbara International Orchid Show   Mar. 15-17 Stunning exhibits & plant sales, orchid art & photography, culture demonstrations and floral arrangements. The theme of the 2019 show will be Orchid Magic. This is the longest running and one of the largest annual orchid shows in the United States. 
Time/Place: Earl Warren Showgrounds
Contact: www.sborchidshow.com

Taste of Solvang   Mar. 15-17 A unique experiential culinary weekend featuring Solvang farmers, chefs, bakers, winemakers, brewers, distillers, and artisans showcasing the bounty of Santa Barbara wine country set amidst our quaint Danish town. 
Time/Place: Downtown Solvang   

CALM Auxiliarys Annual Celebrity Authors Luncheon   Mar. 16 There will be celebrity authors interviewed during the luncheon and book sales and author book signings before and after the luncheon.  
Time/Place: 10am / Hilton Santa Barbara Beachfront Resort 
Contact: 805-965-2376 / www.calm4kids.org

Orchard to Ocean 10K and 5K Cross Country Runs and 1 Mile Run/Walk   Mar. 16 Benefiting Carpinteria and Summerland public schools. Picturesque course through Carpinteria, downhill to the beautiful Carpinteria bluffs, overlooking the Pacific. 
Time/Place: 7:30-10:30am / 5201 8th Street, Carpinteria 
Contact: 805-881-3498 / www.carpeducationfoundation.org

Buellton Wine and Chili Festival   Mar. 17 Sample from over 25 wineries, craft breweries and spirit companies! Show up hungry and try some chili and salsa made by some of the best local chefs, and restaurants, competing to take home prizes for the best chili and homemade salsa! 
Time/Place: 12-4:30pm / Flying Flags RV Resort 
Contact: 805-688-7829 / www.buelltonwineandchilifestival.com

Dine Out for Carp Kids   Mar. 20 Carpinteria Education Foundation has once again partnered with six amazing eateries in Carpinteria who will be donating a percentage of their revenue from the third Wednesday of every month to CEF to support CUSD students. Please join us in supporting our wonderful students by visiting your favorite places all for a great cause! Join us at: Corktree Cellars Jacks Bistro Padaro Beach Grill Yo Yum Yum Peebee & Jays Uncle Chen. 
Contact: 805-881-3498 / www.carpedfoundation.org

Spring Heritage Potluck   Mar. 21 Prepare your loved ones favorite dish at home and join us for a special Spring potluck to welcome the new season and in remembrance of those we have loved and lost. 
Time/Place: 12:30-1:30pm / Visiting Nurse & Hospice Care, Santa Barbara 
Contact: 805-690-6219 / www.vnhcsb.org

Rotary Club Talent Show   Mar. 23 Hosted by John Palminteri. 
Time/Place: 6-9pm / The Alcazar Theatre, Carpinteria 
Contact: 805-684-7214 / http://carpinteriarotary.org

Royal Family KIDS Dinner Live Auction and Concert with Dave Stamey   Mar. 23 Western decorations; table setting, dessert displays, auctions item displays and to the stage of the Western General Store. A western BBQ with all the fixings will delight your taste buds. Next, Jim Glines comes up and gets the crowd excited about bidding on fun auctions items. Royal Family KIDS is an ALL volunteer, Non Profit. 
Time/Place: 6-10pm / Fountain Pavilion Santa Maria Fairpark 
Contact: 805-264-0731/ http://santamaria.royalfamilykids.org

Nurturing Greatness Event   Mar. 28 Community Partners in Caring will be teaching our community about the risks that our senior population face regarding social isolation and what we, as a community, can do to help. You will learn about what services we can provide, the areas we serve, along with the benefits included when signing up as a Senior Partner. Feel free to invite a friend, family member, co-worker, neighbor, church member, or anyone else that might be interested. Refreshments will be provided. 
Time/Place: 9-10:30am / Quail Meadows East, Santa Maria 
Contact: 805-925-0125 / www.partnersincaring.org

State of the Community   Mar. 29 Featured Speakers: Mark Schniepp, City of Carpinteria Mayor Wade Nomura. 
Time/Place: 11:30am-1:45pm / Rincon Beach Club, Carpinteria 
Contact: 805-684-5479 / www.carpinteriachamber.org

Birds & Bees Bash   Mar. 30 Planned Parenthoods annual fundraising Bash. Includes silent auction, cocktail hour, dinner and program and an After Party. 
Time/Place: 6-9pm / Hilton Beachfront Resort, Fess Parker 
Contact: https://bbbash.ppcentralcoast.org

Dance Lompoc   Mar. 30 Cocktail hour, dinner and program. $55-$5 of every ticket will be donated to the charity your selected dancer is supporting.  Please indicate dancer in the comments section when registering online.  If no dancer is specified, $5 will be donated to the Chamber in support of our programs. 
Time/Place: 6-9pm / Anderson Recreation Center 
Contact: 805-736-4567 / www.lompoc.com

Opening Celebration! Jonny D. Wallis Neighborhood Park   Mar. 30 Ribbon cutting at 11am! 
Time/Place: 10am-2pm / 170 S Kellogg Ave., Old Town Goleta 
Contact: www.cityofgoleta.org

Thank YOU, Stacey Scharf, Managing Escrow Officer at First American Title for this wonderful calendar of events!

Wednesday, January 30, 2019

Santa Barbara International Film Festival begins January 30





Santa Barbara International Film Festival kicks off
Santa Barbara International Film Festival   Jan. 30-Feb. 9 The Santa Barbara International Film Festival (SBIFF) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit arts and educational organization. Over the past 32 years, SBIFF has become one of the leading film festivals in the United States attracting 90,000 attendees and offering 11 days of 200+ films, tributes and panels, fulfilling their mission to engage, enrich, and inspire people through the power of film.
Contact: 805-963-0023 / www.sbiff.org

A feature film documentary about the life of a
biologist turned award-winning filmmaker will be shown
Wednesday night as the 34th Annual Santa Barbara
International Film Festival gets underway.
The film “Diving Deep: The Life and Times of
Mike deGruy” will show tonight at 8 p.m. at
The Arlington Theatre.
In 2012, deGruy was killed in a helicopter
crash in Australia while filming for famous
Hollywood director James Cameron.
The documentary is told through the eyes
of his wife and filmmaking partner, Mimi.
deGruy was among the first to film many
rarely seen creatures in the world’s oceans.
According to the press release about the
film, deGruy’s passionate belief of “we are
destroying the ocean before
we even know what’s there” is highlighted
in this retrospective of his remarkable life
and career.

for a schedule of events, click here

Sunday, January 20, 2019

Santa Barbara Audubon Society Talk, 1-23-2019

Winter birds photographed by Hugh Ranson.
photos from SB Audubon Society Website

Santa Barbara Audubon Society Talk
Wednesday, January 23 at 7 pm
Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History
Farrand Hall
2559 Puesta del Sol Road
Topic:  The Natural History of Acorn Woodpeckers."
Speaker:  Thomas Kraft, Ph.D
Free admission
805-964-1468
santa barbara audubon society

Friday, January 18, 2019

Rosewood Miramar to Open February 11th

Rosewood Miramar Beach Aerial Shot

After 20 years, the Rosewood Miramar will finally open.  Schedule opening is February 11.  Located right on the beach in the Montecito area, this was formerly the Miramar Hotel and Club.  Having traveled through several hands, and much community resistance, the Miramar is finally finishing. Miramar Beach is gorgeous, the hotel states that it is family and pet-friendly, and offers a spa and pool.
(the above photo is from the Rosewood Miramar Website)

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