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)

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)

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)

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, October 6, 2012

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Baby Basics Class

Expecting parents learn about infant sleeping, feeding, behavior, diapering, and safety to prepare for baby's arrival at home. Must preregister.

8:45 a.m. to noon, Trinity Lutheran Church ($25 - $30)

Making Strides Against Breast Cancer of Santa Ynez

Inspirational, noncompetitive 5k breast cancer awareness walk.

9 a.m., Santa Ynez High School

23th Annual Heart & Sole AIDS Walk/Run

Fundraiser for the Pacific Pride Foundation's programs for people in S.B. County living with, affected by, or who are at risk for HIV/AIDS.

9 a.m., Leadbetter Beach (Free)

Keep Calm and Carry On

Workshop led by American Buddhist monk Kelsang Wangpo exploring methods to find a real strength of mind.

9 a.m. to noon, Mahakankala Buddhist Ctr. ($20)

Relaying Information to Non-Financial Managers

Presented by the S.B. Bookkeepers Association. Led by Alisa Hunt, CPA.

9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m., Best Western Pepper Tree Inn ($45 - $60)

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)


An art workshop with Mary Price.

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

Celebrating Inspiration

Grand opening reception for an art exhibit celebrating the gallery's 20th anniversary.

10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Gallery Los Olivos

17th Annual Chumash Inter-Tribal Pow-Wow

The Santa Ynez Band of Chumash Indians holds a weekend of Native American dancing, drumming, and singing, along with food and craft vendors.

10 a.m. to 10 p.m., Live Oak Campground (Free)

Tour of Coal Oil Point Reserve

A two-hour docent-led tour that will focus on the natural and cultural history of the reserve.

10 a.m., Coal Oil Point Reserve (Free)

60th Annual Breakfast with the Authors

Enjoy brunch and conversation with world-renowned children’s authors and illustrators, featuring keynote speaker Lin Oliver.

10 a.m. to 1 p.m., S.B. County Education Office

Smart Financial Planning: How to Plan to Succeed

Mitchell Kauffman, managing director of S.B.-based Kauffman Wealth Services, will lead a two-part course providing tips on how to restore financial confidence and independence.

10 a.m. to noon, Wake Ctr. (Free)

4th Annual Green Home and Building Tour

Tour eco-friendly homes that feature both functional and clean, sustainable building design, plus visit a home show to learn the latest in green building techniques. Presented by the Ojai Valley Green Coalition.

10 a.m. to 4 p.m., The MOB Shop, 110 W. Ojai Ave, Ojai (Free - $10)

Science Day

Families enjoy hands-on fun with science, and teachers of preschool to 8th grade can discover new ideas for use in the classroom. Teachers and their families recieve complimentary admission.

10 a.m. to 3 p.m., S.B. Zoo

2012 California Avocado Festival

An epicurean, entertaining, and educational trifecta.

10 a.m. to 10 p.m., Linden Ave., Carpinteria (Free)

The Free Spirit Fashion and Home Show

S.B. Fiber Arts Guild members will share their creations and talents including garments, accessories, baskets, home items, and jewelry.

10 a.m., Presidio Springs (Free)

PCPA Theaterfest's Halloween Costume Sale

Costumes from the theater's warehouse will be on sale for one day only.

10 a.m. to 3 p.m., 643 S. College Drive, Santa Maria (Free)

Blessing of the Animals

All creatures great and small may be blessed in celebration of the Feast of St. Francis of Assisi.

10 a.m. to 11 a.m., Old Mission Santa Barbara

Learn to Dance “Thriller”

Learn Michael Jackson's infamous group dance to be performed on the Saturday before Halloween at the same moment as thousands of others around the world.

10:15 a.m. to 11 a.m., S.B. Dance Ctr.

5th Annual National Youth Science Day

Robots come to life as an Eco-Bot is assembled to test and measure effectiveness of control surfaces to clean up a hazardous spill, plus exciting science booths, and more.

10:30 a.m. to 3:30 a.m., Foothill Elementary School, 711 Ribera Dr.

Presidio Pastimes

Celebrate S.B.'s Asian American heritage and enjoy performances of taiko drumming, Chinese dragon dance, martial arts, and hula, plus learn folk dancing, make origami, practice calligraphy, enjoy traditional Japanese flute, and learn about ikebana.

11 a.m. to 4 p.m., El Presidio de Santa Bárbara State Historic Park (Free)

19th Annual Mental Health Arts Festival

A showcase for artists with mental health disabilities featuring paintings, sculpture, jewelry, music, and poetry.

11 a.m. to 4 p.m., De la Guerra Plaza (Free)

2012 Harvest Party

Taste a selection of current and new release wines, take a hay wagon ride through a vineyard with winemaker Steve Fennell, enjoy a BBQ lunch and live music, and more.

11 a.m. to 4 p.m., Sanford Winery & Vineyards ($20 - $30)

Retro Pop

Reception for a solo exhibition featuring works by artist Sue Katz.

Noon to 4 p.m., Karpeles Manuscript Library (Free)

S.B. Blues Society Battle of the Bands

Featuring bands Code Blues, Mustangs, Pacific Coast Blues, Alastair Greene Band, Michelle Williams Band, and Mojo Combo.

Noon to 5 p.m., SOhO (Free)

Dance Day Festival

More than 20 dance companies will perform all over downtown S.B., plus mini dance classes, unique dance and visual/performing arts collaborations, screenings of dance films, and more.

1 p.m. to 3 p.m., Multiple locations in downtown S.B. (Free)


Alpha Resource Center holds its annual fundraiser featuring a production of the original play HootenNanny, a silent auction, and an art sale.

1 p.m., Marjorie Luke Theatre (Free)

Craft of the Harvest

Opening reception for a show featuring art made from cultivated sources such as straw, gourds, corn husks, and coconuts.

1 p.m. to 4 p.m., Casa Dolores (Free)

5th Annual Washington School Eco Carnival

Enjoy live music by Spencer the Gardener, carnival games, loads of "fun-raising" activities and prizes, eco-friendly food and drinks, and more.

1 p.m. to 4 p.m., Washington Elementary, 290 Lighthouse Rd. (Free - $20)

Downfield on the Bayou

2 p.m., Rancho Dos Pueblos, Goleta ($150)

The Mac Talley Trip

Live music.

2 p.m. to 5 p.m., Cold Spring Tavern (Free)

Seasonal, Local, Vegan Cooking

Chef and author Scott Sayre will explore the properties of seasonal and macrobiotic cooking, and the ways that mindful food preparation can rejuvenate both mind and body. RSVP.

2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m., Whole Foods Market

Farm Animals and Monotypes

Opening reception for a solo exhibition featuring new work by artist Nina de Creeft Ward.

3 p.m. to 6 p.m., Youngs Gallery, 2920 Grand Ave., #A, Los Olivos

Joseph Knowles

Opening day of an exhibit featuring an area artist's Bison Series.

4 p.m. to 5 p.m., Historic Union Hotel

Cultivating Presence

Opening reception for an exhibit featuring works by Mark Jones.

4 p.m. to 6 p.m., Elverhoj Museum of History and Art

Nate Latta and Barney Tower

Rockabilly, honky-tonk, and Americana cover music and originals.

4 p.m. to 7 p.m., Paradise Store and Grill (Free)

Cooking With Native Plants

Alicia Funke discusses how to make food and medicine from plants you may find in your own yard.

4:30 p.m., S.B. Botanic Garden - Blaksley Library ($20 - $35)

The Intouchables

Film tells the story of an unlikely friendship between a handicapped millionaire and his street-smart ex-con caretaker.

4:30 p.m., Ojai Playhouse ($7 - $10)

Autumn Indian Dinner Benefit

A benefit dinner presented by Amma Satsang featuring a silent auction and devotional singing.

5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., First Congregational Church ($30)

The Cover Story News

Area band performs a mix of original and classic rock blues with R&B grooves at Carpinteria's most beloved festival.

6 p.m., Von's Carpinteria (Free)


Documentary film about a three-day music festival pivotal to the 1960s peace movement, plus an intermission Q&A session with Woodstock concert attendees offering their unique perspective of this historical event.

6 p.m., Plaza Playhouse Theater ($7)

Green Gala 2012

Community Environmental Council's transformative eco-chic evening featuring music, beautiful repurposed/recycled decor, organic food and drinks, and more.

6:30 p.m., Santa Barbara Armory, 700 E. Canon Perdido St. ($250)

Ojai World Music Festival

Featuring ukelele player Jake Shimabukuro and Cedric Watson and his Bijou-Creole band.

7 p.m. to 10 p.m., Libbey Bowl ($45 - $40)

Any Wednesday

Romantic comedy and Broadway hit set in the '60s.

7 p.m., Circle Bar B Dinner Theatre ($45)

The Wombats

UK-based indie rock band peforms. Presented by Club Mercy.

7:30 p.m., Velvet Jones ($15)

The Perry Brothers Band

Benefit for education and outreach.

7:30 p.m., Rubicon Theatre ($25 - $35)

John and Jen

Original musical takes a look at the complexities of relationships between brothers and sisters and parents and children.

8 p.m., Center Stage Theater ($10 - $25)

Hello and Goodbye

A tale of estranged siblings by award-winning South African playwright Athol Fugard.

8 p.m., Santa Paula Theater Center, 125 S. 7th St., Santa Paula. ($15 - $18)


The musical with attitude about the dawning of rock and roll in the 1950s that changed the post-war culture.

8 p.m., Ojai Center for the Arts ($20 - $25)

Wind in a Mirror... Ayahuasca Visions

Josie Hyde performs a multimedia solo show of prose, verse and song.

8 p.m. to 10 p.m., Yoga Soup ($15 - $20)

Crime and Punishment

An imaginative, dream-like adaptation of the beloved novel by Dostoyevsky.

8 p.m., Alhecama Theatre

Peter Wolf

Americana/classic rock artist of the J. Geils Band performs.

8 p.m., SOhO ($25)

Doc Severinsen and the San Miguel Five

Grammy Award-winning trumpeter extraordinaire performs with his band.

8 p.m., Granada Theatre ($32 - $62)

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