- 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., Santa Barbara and Cota sts.
- 9 a.m., 316-A State St. ($20)
- 9 a.m. to 10 a.m., 1213 State Street, Suite L ($13)
- 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., 133 North D St., Lompoc. (Free)
- 10 a.m. to noon, Meet at City Hall steps, De la Guerra Plaza ($10)
- 10 a.m., Alano Club (upstairs), 235 E. Cota St.
- 10 a.m. to 11 a.m., S.B. Recreation Center, 100 W Carillo St. (Free)
Saturday, October 6, 2012
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)
Inspirational, noncompetitive 5k breast cancer awareness walk.
9 a.m., Santa Ynez High School
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)
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)
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)
Hike through oak woodland and chaparral habitats and observe diverse wildlife and vegetation.
10 a.m. to noon, Arroyo Hondo Preserve (Free)
Grand opening reception for an art exhibit celebrating the gallery's 20th anniversary.
10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Gallery Los Olivos
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)
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)
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
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)
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)
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
An epicurean, entertaining, and educational trifecta.
10 a.m. to 10 p.m., Linden Ave., Carpinteria (Free)
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)
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)
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 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.
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.
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)
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)
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)
Reception for a solo exhibition featuring works by artist Sue Katz.
Noon to 4 p.m., Karpeles Manuscript Library (Free)
Featuring bands Code Blues, Mustangs, Pacific Coast Blues, Alastair Greene Band, Michelle Williams Band, and Mojo Combo.
Noon to 5 p.m., SOhO (Free)
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)
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)
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)
2 p.m., Rancho Dos Pueblos, Goleta ($150)
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
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
Opening day of an exhibit featuring an area artist's Bison Series.
4 p.m. to 5 p.m., Historic Union Hotel
Opening reception for an exhibit featuring works by Mark Jones.
4 p.m. to 6 p.m., Elverhoj Museum of History and Art
Rockabilly, honky-tonk, and Americana cover music and originals.
4 p.m. to 7 p.m., Paradise Store and Grill (Free)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
Featuring ukelele player Jake Shimabukuro and Cedric Watson and his Bijou-Creole band.
7 p.m. to 10 p.m., Libbey Bowl ($45 - $40)
Romantic comedy and Broadway hit set in the '60s.
7 p.m., Circle Bar B Dinner Theatre ($45)
UK-based indie rock band peforms. Presented by Club Mercy.
7:30 p.m., Velvet Jones ($15)
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)
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)
Josie Hyde performs a multimedia solo show of prose, verse and song.
8 p.m. to 10 p.m., Yoga Soup ($15 - $20)
An imaginative, dream-like adaptation of the beloved novel by Dostoyevsky.
8 p.m., Alhecama Theatre
Grammy Award-winning trumpeter extraordinaire performs with his band.
8 p.m., Granada Theatre ($32 - $62)