Tuesday, March 10, 2020

Courage and Resilience: Elizabeth Smart

The Granada Theatre
Saturday 3/28/2020
3-4:45 pm
Ticket Pricing $31-$181
VIP Reception:  5 - 6:15 pm

Courage and Resilience - An Afternoon with Elizabeth Smart

tickets online at granadasb.org

Sunday, March 8, 2020

El Capitan Canyon for Glamping

Cedar Cabin at El Capitan Canyon

The arrival of spring has brought wildflowers to the rolling green hills that surround El Capitan Canyon and our creek is flowing from abundant winter rain!

Choose a Canyon Special designed to bring you the best of what we have to offer including refreshing massages, hiking, campfire s'mores, barbecue kits, award-winning wine selections, and other goodies and treats to make your stay memorable!
Llama View

Experience the freshness of spring on California’s Central Coast with a two-night stay in a Creekside Cabin. The leaves are budding on the sycamore and oak trees overhead and the El Capitan llamas are happily grazing alongside our growing goat and sheep herds! Spring into the year with our custom privately guided hike and meet our llamas, goats & sheep... up close and personal! After your hike, enjoy relaxing Canyon Classic massages for two in our Canyon Spa Cabin or Tent. Complimentary Hot Breakfast Coupons for two at our Canyon Market and Deli are included, redeemable through the duration of your stay, and a nature guidebook is your personal keepsake to take home along with the fond memories of your Springtime Adventure!

Adventure Yurt: $725 tax & gratuity not included
Creekside Queen: $825 tax & gratuity not included
Corral Loft Cabin: $1050 tax & gratuity not included
Offered through May 21st 2020.
Valid Sunday-Thursday only. Two-night minimum.
Alternate cabin style pricing available on request.

To book, please contact us at 1-866-352-2729
(information from the el Capitan Canyon website)

Note:  If you've never been "glamping", you are in for a treat!  El Capitan Canyon is amazing!  Family-friendly and a beautiful setting with El Capitan public Beach Park across the road. It is a very special treat!  I had the fun opportunity to spend a night there for a friend's big birthday party. El Capitan Canyon also has fun Saturday summer evenings including live bands and a great BBQ dinner, which we locals often attend.

Friday, March 6, 2020

Santa Barbara Culinary Experience, March 13-15

Follow Julia’s Footsteps

Download an interactive map for a self-guided tour of some of Julia’s favorite places to eat, drink, walk and shop all over Santa Barbara County from Santa Ynez Valley to Carpinteria, where she summered
as a young girl. Dig into her favorite hot dogs, tacos, martinis and candy shops—and save time to smell the signature Julia Child roses.

Thursday, March 5, 2020

Broadway in Santa Barbara, March 3

Tuesday, March 3, 2020, 7:30pm
Wednesday, March 4, 2020, 7:30pm

Presented by Broadway In Santa Barbara Series
<i>Buddy – The Buddy Holly Story</i>

BUDDY tells the true story of Buddy’s meteoric rise to fame, from the moment in 1957 when “That’ll Be The Day” hit the airwaves until his tragic death less than two years later. The show features over 20 of Buddy Holly’s greatest hits including “That’ll Be The Day,” “Peggy Sue,” “Everyday,” “Oh Boy,” “Not Fade Away,” “Rave On” and “Raining In My Heart,” plus Ritchie Valens’ “La Bamba” and The Big Bopper’s “Chantilly Lace.” Seen by over 22 million people around the world, Buddy will have you on your feet and “send you out of the theater on an unstoppable high” (The Boston Globe).

Subscription packages are available: CLICK HERE for savings!

Santa Barbara International Orchid Show, March 13-15

75th Santa Barbara International Orchid Show - Orchids A World of Adventure - March 13-15, 2020

Earl Warren Show Grounds

Birds, Bees, and Baby Orchids:
SBIOS exhibitor Gallup & Stribling
talks about making baby orchids

Can't find orchid seed to make your own baby orchids? There's a reason orchid seed isn't sold in packets at your local garden center!

SBIOS director John Ernest, who heads the propagation laboratory at Gallup & Stribling Orchids, explains that tiny orchid seeds have no nutrients to help them germinate. In the wild, orchid seeds are dependent on a symbiotic relationship with fungus which gives them the energy necessary to germinate. At Gallup & Stribling, orchid seed germinates on a special nutrient medium in a sealed flask in a controlled environment. That blooming orchid you purchase from an orchid nursery or at the Santa Barbara International Orchid Show took years to grow from seed, growing first in a flask and then in a pot on a nursery bench!

Look for Gallup & Stribling in the Santa Barbara International Orchid Show exhibit hall and visit their retail store in Carpinteria, just south of Santa Barbara.