Classes, meetings, lectures and other weekly events for Saturday.

S.B. Swap Meet

8 a.m. to 1 p.m., S.B. High School

Santa Barbara Farmers Market

8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., Santa Barbara and Cota sts.

Aerobic Dance Fitness

9 a.m., 316-A State St. ($20)

Yoga with a Rope

9 a.m. to 10 a.m., 1213 State Street, Suite L ($13)

World Dance Workout

9:15 a.m. to 10:30 a.m., S.B. Dance Ctr. ($10)

VIVA: Volunteers for Inter-Valley Animals

10 a.m. to 4 p.m., 133 North D St., Lompoc. (Free)

Architectural Walking Tours of Historic S.B.

10 a.m. to noon, Meet at City Hall steps, De la Guerra Plaza ($10)

Sex and Love Addicts Anonymous

10 a.m., Alano Club (upstairs), 235 E. Cota St.

Cachuma Lake Eagle Cruise

10 a.m. to noon, Cachuma Lake ($7 - $15)

Qigong/Tai Chi

10 a.m. to 11:15 a.m., Carrillo Recreation Ctr. ($15)

Nature Walk

10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., Cachuma Lake Nature Ctr. ($8)

Stretch and Tone

10 a.m. to 11 a.m., S.B. Recreation Center, 100 W Carillo St. (Free)

The New Oceanscapes

10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Art From Scrap (Free)

Game Demonstrations

11 a.m. to 2 p.m., Metro Entertainment (Free)

Angel Circle

11 a.m., Manning Park ($20)

Prenatal Yoga

11:30 a.m., Yoga Soup


Noon to 1:15 p.m., Alameda Park

Junior Ranger Program

12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m., Cachuma Lake Nature Ctr. ($2)

S.B. Ukulele Club

1 p.m. to 3:30 p.m., S.B. Maritime Museum (Free)

Stow House Guided Tour

1 p.m. to 4 p.m., Stow House ($8)

Intro to Rock Climbing

1 p.m. to 3 p.m., S.B. Rock Gym ($40)

Cachuma Lake Eagle Cruise

2 p.m. to 4 p.m., Cachuma Lake ($7 - $15)

Bilingual Open Shop

2 p.m. to 5 p.m., Bici Centro ($3)


4 p.m. to 6 p.m., S.B. Dance Arts ($20)

Holiday Lights Tour

6:15 p.m. to 7:45 p.m., Call for location ($10 - $25)

Ulysses Jasz

7:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m., James Joyce (Free)

College Karaoke Night

7:30 p.m. to 1:30 a.m., Old Town Tavern (Free)

Live Music

10 p.m. to 11:45 p.m., Brewhouse

Saturday, December 15, 2012

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Holiday Pet Boutique Sale

Featuring hundreds of leashes, collars, clothes, toys, and more, and support the homeless animals in S.B. County.

8 a.m. to 2 p.m., S.B. Humane Society, 5399 Overpass Rd.

Lompoc Grocery Outlet Grand Opening

Grocery Outlet is celebrating the grand opening of a brand new store in Lompoc, CA with a host of exciting events and give-a-ways.

8 a.m. to 3 p.m., Lompoc Grocery Outlet (Free)

Habitat Restoration and Trail Keeping

Become a volunteer for the Arroyo Hondo Preserve.

9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Arroyo Hondo Preserve (Free)

28th Annual Ojai Peddler's Fair

Browse quality antiques, collectibles, jewelry, handcrafts, and international crafts. Held rain or shine. Proceeds benefit the Mira Monte PTO.

9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Chaparral Auditorium (Free)

Fluent Nature with Fred and Larry

Esteemed area naturalists Dr. Fred Emerson and botanist Larry Ballard take a group out to Nojoqui Falls Park to have a closer look at the nature. RSVP.

9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., Wildling Museum ($20 - $25)

Arroyo Hondo Preserve Guided Nature Hikes

Hike through oak woodland and chaparral habitats and observe diverse wildlife and vegetation.

10 a.m. to noon, Arroyo Hondo Preserve (Free)

Dream Boxes

An art workshop with Beth Amine.

10 a.m. to noon, Art From Scrap ($8)

Adult Nature Connection Workshop

presented by Wilderness Youth Project's Horizon Adult Program

10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Locations vary; call for details. ($15 - $25)

Family Holiday Craft Workshop

Use nature-inspired items to create wreathes, wrapping paper, and more while enjoying cookies and hot apple cider in the Garden’s lovely courtyard.

10 a.m. to noon, S.B. Botanic Garden ($7 - $15)

S.B. Gem Faire

More than 100 exhibitors from around the world will be selling quality jewelry, gems, beads, crystals, silver, rocks, and minerals at incredibly low prices, plus jewelry repair while you shop.

10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Earl Warren Showgrounds ($7)

5th Annual Holiday Gift Boutique

Local guitarists John O'Conner and Juan Cantilo will play for guests perusing arts, crafts and other goods.

10 a.m. to 5 p.m., The Massage Gallery, 1506 Chapala St. (Free)

Winter FUNderland

Celebrate the promise of the winter solstice with live music, crafts and holiday activities and exhibits.

10 a.m. to 4 p.m., S.B. Museum of Natural History (Free - $12)

Charitable Holiday Artwalk

Art walk will support Girsh Park, weather permitting, for more than a week.

10 a.m., Camino Real Marketplace (Free)

SENGA. Auditions for Curse of the House of Atreus

Performers are needed in a variety of roles!

10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Ojai Valley Grange (Free)

Holiday at the Ranch

Featuring photos with Santa, tours of Stow House, crafts and cookie-baking, and live music.

11 a.m. to 4 p.m., Rancho La Patera ($2 - $5)

California Dreaming: Plein-Air Painting from San Francisco to San Diego

Opening day of an exhibition presenting a selection of early 20th-century paintings that celebrate the specific topography and climactic effects associated with the regional landscape from San Francisco to San Diego.

11 a.m. to 5 p.m., S.B. Museum of Art

59th Annual Milpas Holiday Parade

Historic event will feature classic cars, bands, teams and other groups.

11 a.m., McDonald's - Milpas (Free)

Make a Ceramic Hand and Footprint

Create the perfect keepsake with your little one with the help of local ceramic artist Armando De La Rocha. All clay prints will be fired.

11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Peanuts Maternity & Kids Boutique ($18)

Pet Photos with Santa

Santa will pose for photos with pets to benefit the Humane Society.

11 a.m. to 2 p.m., Ark Pet & Supply,1090 Casitas Pass Rd, Carpinteria ($5)

Solvang Julefest Performances

Live music and entertainment will light up the Danish village.

11 a.m., Various locations around Solvang (Free)

4th Annual Art on the Mesa Holiday Marketplace

More than 30 local artisans will be displaying their creations along with live music from Reckless Summer, Eric Dover, Lynette, and more.

11 a.m., 1819 Cliff Drive (Free)

4th Annual Art on the Mesa Holiday Marketplace

Over 30 local artist vendors will be displaying their creations at Art on the Mesa!

11 a.m. to 5 p.m., 1819 Cliff Drive, Santa Barbara. (Free)

SusannahO’ Trunk Show

Browse designs by Susannah Lewis-O’Dea.

Noon to 5 p.m., S.B. Museum of Art


Tuba players from the tri-county area and a mass choir of other brass instrumentalists will perform a holiday show.

Noon to 1:30 p.m., Store Placita, 700 block of State St., Santa Barbara. (Free)

Santa Paws

Bring your furry friends to take a photo and visit with Santa, and learn about with CARE4PAWS' efforts to promote responsible pet ownership and animal welfare in S.B. County.

Noon to 4 p.m., Dioji (Free)

Tops and Bottoms

Meet Bud Bottoms and Ellwood Skypanski, an author and artist respectively!

Noon to 4 p.m., Santa Barbara Arts (Free)

'Tis the Season for Holiday Crafts

Fun-filled afternoon of holiday-inspired crafts.

12:30 p.m., Goleta Library

20th Annual Candy Cane Train

Year-end fun featuring a ride on a festively-decorated miniature train, holiday favors, and more.

1 p.m. to 4 p.m., South Coast Railroad Museum ($4)

The Nutcracker

Curtis Studio of Dance will perform two nights of the holiday classic.

1 p.m., Carpinteria Middle School

The Wizard of Oz

Fly over the rainbow with Dorothy as she rides a twister into the merry and troubled land of Oz.

1:30 p.m., Marian Theatre ($29.50 - $32.50)

Yes, Virginia, There Is A Santa Claus

The famous 1897 New York Sun editorial reassuring an 8-year-old girl about Santa Claus provides the background for playwright Andrew Fenady’s stage adaptation of his 1991 TV production.

2 p.m., Ojai Center for the Arts ($15 - $18)

Sparkle & The Gift

Author Ayn Cates Sullivan and illustrator Belle Crow duCray will present an interactive book reading.

2 p.m. to 3 p.m., Paradise Found Bookstore (Free)

The Christmas Revels

Holiday performance featuring spirituals, shape-note singing, and folk songs and dances from the British Isles.

2:30 p.m., Lobero Theatre ($12 - $40)

Winter Solstice Tree Lighting Ceremonies

Jim Grippo will lead a celebration of the winter solstice.

2:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m., Bacara Resort & Spa (Free)

SB Music Club's Free Afternoon Concert

Club will perform selections by Bach, Bozza and Granados

3 p.m. to 4 p.m., Faulkner Gallery (Free)

Brawlidays - Last Chance Winter Prom

Get wild with S.B.'s rough and tumble roller derby squad during a holiday celebration to remember.

6 p.m., Oreana Winery ($20 - $50)

The Wizard of Oz

Fly over the rainbow with Dorothy as she rides a twister into the merry and troubled land of Oz.

7 p.m., Marian Theatre ($29.50 - $32.50)

Quire of Voyces Christmas Concert

Ethereal performance by SBCC's premier acapella choir directed by Nathan Kritzer.

7 p.m., St. Anthony's Seminary

The Christmas Revels

Holiday performance featuring spirituals, shape-note singing, and folk songs and dances from the British Isles.

7:30 p.m., Lobero Theatre ($12 - $40)

Ulysses' Fourteenth Anniversary Party

The area's jazz legends will celebrate over a decade of tunes.

7:30 p.m., James Joyce (Free)

Christmas at the Stage Door

Center Stage presents Silver Follies' Christmas Cabaret.

8 p.m., Center Stage Theater ($25)

Handel’s Messiah

Santa Barbara Choral Society's holiday concert will feature soloists and a 100 singer ensemble.

8 p.m., San Roque Catholic Church ($20)

Yes, Virginia, There Is A Santa Claus

The famous 1897 New York Sun editorial reassuring an 8-year-old girl about Santa Claus provides the background for playwright Andrew Fenady’s stage adaptation of his 1991 TV production.

8 p.m., Ojai Center for the Arts ($15 - $18)

Death Takes a Holiday

Classic comedy by Alberto Cassella finds the Grim Reaper taking on a human form to pass as a visiting prince, and falls in love with a beautiful girl.

8 p.m., Santa Paula Theater Ctr., 125 S. 7th St., Santa Paula

Peter Feldmann & the Very Lonesome Boys Bluegrass Show

Featuring bluegrass standards, songs of the West, classic fiddle tunes, and a number of 1920s-30s country songs adapted to the bluegrass format.

8 p.m., Santa Ynez Valley Grange Hall ($12 - $15)

Almost, Maine

Romantic comedy set in a mythical town in the northern woods where nine couples fall in and out of love in very unexpected ways.

8 p.m., Ojai Youth Entertainers Studio ($11.34 - $15)

Bell, Book, and Candle

A delightful holiday romantic comedy with a Beatnik sensibility, the play conjures up "Bewitched" for the stage.

8 p.m., Alhecama Theatre ($30 - $60)

Christmas with the Celts

Lively Irish music show featuring Celtic renditions of Christmas tunes performed with Gaelic instruments, Irish dancing, and more.

8 p.m., Chumash Casino Resort ($15 - $35)

The Mutiny Studios Holiday Spectacular

A variety show of epic proportions, the Spectacular features festive holiday performances by many area musicians.

8 p.m., SOhO ($10)

3rd Annual Holiday Sound Check

New Noise and Notes for Notes present this benefit event featuring a DJ set by Depeche Mode's Martin Gore.

8 p.m., 120 Santa Barbara St. ($30 - $100)

Just Gimme Indie Rock - Showcase Night with A.N.I., Maheekats, Petmedz & Waiting Around To Die

Come and enjoy a varied palette of local independent bands as they ramp up the December edition of the Euphoria Hookah Lounge's monthly event.

8 p.m., Euphoria Hookah Lounge, 434 E. Haley St. (Free)

Lois Mahalia concert preview

Get a sneak peek at area musician's new show, coming soon with a CD release concert.

8 p.m. to 10 p.m., Piano Kitchen, 430 Rose Ave. Santa Barbara, CA 93101 (Free)

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