Fri., Jan 4: 6 p.m. Solvang annual Christmas Tree Burn at Mission Santa Ines, 1760 Mission Drive. Area residents are invited to bring their trees (stands and ornaments must be removed first) to the burn pile between Jan. 1 and 4.
Fri., Jan. 4: 5:30 to 9:45 p.m. Parents Night Out at SYV Presbyterian Church, 1825 Alamo Pintado Road at Baseline Road. A night out for parents while their kids have supervised movies, snacks, crafts and play time. Free for the first visit, $10 per child thereafter. Call 688-6323 or Liz at 757-2797.
Sat., Jan. 5: 1 p.m. Solvang Library hosting workshop with artist Pamela Zwehl-Burke, called “Optics to Go: Make and Take Kaleidoscopes.” Free craft event for ages six and older. Teens and parents welcome. The library is at 1745 Mission Drive, Solvang. Registration required. Call 688-4214 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Mon., Jan. 7: New Frontiers hosting free Lunchtime Lecture with Chiro-practor Sobyl Bunis in the Community Room at Unit 10B of the Valley Plaza, down the walkway from New Frontiers at 1984 Old Mission Drive, Solvang. Lecture titled “New Year, New You; Taking the First Steps.” 693-1746, or email email@example.com.
Fri., Jan. 11: 5:30 p.m. “Words to Live By” speaker series at Babi’s Tasting Room, 448 Bell St., Suite B, Los Alamos. Songwriting and singing workshop with the pros. Turn your lyrics into music. 344-1900 or smee@casadumetz wines.com.
Fri., Jan. 18: 5:30 to 9:45 p.m. Parents Night Out at SYV Presbyterian Church, 1825 Alamo Pintado Road at Baseline Road. A night out for parents while their kids have supervised movies, snacks, crafts and play time. Free for the first visit, $10 per child thereafter. Call 688-6323 or Liz at 757-2797.
Galleries & Exhibits
Artists Guild: Guild Room inside Gallery Los Olivos at 2920 Grand Ave., Los Olivos. Featured artist for January is Laurel Sherrie through Feb. 6. Gallery open daily 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. 688-7517.
Art Hus: 475 First St., Solvang (next to Panino’s) featuring local artists fine art and handmade crafts. Open daily from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. 686-1892.
Artiste Winery & Tasting Studio: 2948 Grand Ave., Studio E, Los Olivos. 686-2626 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Buttonwood Farm Winery: 1500 Alamo Pintado, Solvang. Featured artist for January is Seyburn Zorthian. 688-3032.
Carina Cellars: 2900 Grand Ave., Suite A, Los Olivos. Featured artist for January is Rodger Dawson. 688-2459.
Corner House Coffee: 2902 San Marcos Ave., Los Olivos. Open weekdays 6:30 to 5:30 p.m., weekends 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. 688-1722.
Cypress Gallery: 119 E. Cypress Ave., Lompoc. Gallery is open from noon to 4 p.m., Tuesday through Sunday (closed Mondays). 737-1129.
Designs In Gold: 485 Alisal Road, Solvang; fine-art jewelry by local artist James Cleland, inspired by Japanese themes as well as the natural world. Open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday - Saturday. 693-8700 or www.digsolvang.com.
D’Vine Wine Bar: 107 West Ocean Avenue, Lompoc. Open from 5 to 9 p.m. Wednesday and Thursdays; Friday and Saturday from 5 to 10 p.m. 735-8771.
Gallery Los Olivos: 2920 Grand Ave., Los Olivos. Open daily 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. 688-7517 or visit www.gallery losolivos.com.
Gerlach Photography Gallery: 1539 Mission Drive, Solvang. Large format photography of the Santa Ynez Valley by Philip Gerlach. 693-0031.
Grossman Gallery: In the Lompoc Library, 501 E. North Ave., Lompoc. Open Monday through Thursday from noon to 8 p.m.; Friday and Saturday from noon to 6 p.m. Featured artist for January is Marilyn Stankewich. 736-3477.
Imagine Wine & Art Gallery: 3563 Numancia St., Santa Ynez, 688-1769 or www.imaginewine.com.
Los Olivos Cafe: 2879 Grand Ave., Los Olivos. Featured artist is Peggy Brierton, “Expressing a Love of Nature Through Art,” through Jan. 7. 688-7265.
Morley-Bryant & Co/Art Brut Gallery: 458 Bell St., Los Alamos, at the historic General Store. Current exhibition by artist Alan Freeman and Russell Smith. 344-4440.
Old Macdonald’s Gallery: 433 Alisal Road, Suite C, Solvang. Featuring abstract symbolist watercolors. Current exhibition by Herbert Evans Macdonald. Open 11 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. every day but Tuesday. 686-5391 or 686-1636.
Pavlov Art Gallery: 437 Alisal Road, Solvang. Featuring original artwork by contemporary artists in various styles and mediums. Open every day from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. 259-7233.
Solvang Antiques Gallery: 1693 Copenhagen Drive, Solvang. Current exhibit is by The Judith Hale Gallery, “Holiday Small Works Show,” with 40 artists presenting their small works of art. The gallery also features oil paintings by Thomas Hill and Robert Wood, watercolors by Ellsworth Woodward and Carl Frederich Heinrich Werner. Hours from 10 a.m. 6 p.m. daily. Email www.solvangantiques.com or call Peggy Friesen or Judith Hale at 688-6222 or email solvangantiques.com .
Solvang Gallery & Frame: 1693 Mission Drive, Suite B101, Solvang. The gallery is exhibiting works by local artists. Also showing jewelry, mirrors, frames, custom and ready made, supplies and repairs. Open 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Saturday. 688-2025.
The C Gallery: 466 Bell St., Los Alamos (across the street from the Post Office and next door to the Quackenbush Cafe). Exhibits contemporary art with a contemplative edge and includes traditionally based art which has been stylized or altered. New exhibit “Cello Series” by Joseph Knowles. Hours are Wednesday through Saturday, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Sundays from noon to 4 p.m. 344-3807 or connie@thecgallery .com.
The Good Life Craft Beer & Wine Cellar: 1672 Mission Drive, Solvang. Featured artist for January is Jane Kametani. 688-7111.
Union Hotel: 362 Bell Street, Los Alamos. Featured artist through Jan. 15 is Joseph Knowles. 344-3807.
Valley Vino Wine Bar & Merchant: 1557 Mission Drive, Solvang. Featured artist is Hugh Slayden. 691-9548 www.valleyvinowinebar.com
Wandering Dog Wine Bar: 1539 Mission Drive, “C,” Solvang. Featuring Christina LoCascio who paints in wine, Kari Crist who focuses on pin-up photography, Royanna Robertson, a Santa Barbara watercolorist and Geri Dunn. Call 686-9126 or visit www.wanderingdog wine bar.com.
Young’s Gallery: 2920 Grand Ave., Los Olivos. New exhibit “Farm Animals & Monotypes,” a solo exhibition of new work by sculptor Nina de Creeft Ward, runs through Jan. 6. Also on exhibit Merv Corning, Rebecca Davis, Rick Garcia and Patricia Hedrick. Gallery hours are Tuesday through Saturday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Sundays noon to 5 p.m. 688-9745 or email@example.com .
Zaca Creek Art Gallery: 91 Second St., Suite C (north of Andersen’s off Avenue of Flags), Buellton. Regular hours, Mon.-Fri. 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., weekends by appointment only. 688-2270.
Z Folio Gallery: 1685 Copenhagen Drive, Solvang. Specializing in contemporary Bohemian glass art, American and international designer jewelry and large scale photo-murals of nature by Michael Mendizza. 693-8480 or visit www.zfolio.com.
Buellton Historical Society: Upstairs at Pea Soup Andersen’s, Buellton. Open 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily. 688-9874.
Cachuma Lake Nature Center: Open Wednesday through Sunday. Call for hours. 693-0691.
Elverhoj Museum of History and Art: 1624 Elverhoj Way, Solvang. Open 1 to 4 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday; noon to 4 p.m. Friday; Saturday, Sunday and by special appointment.New exhibit, “I Change My Mind” by Robert Burridge. Artist Talk at 3 p.m. and artist’s reception at 4 p.m. Saturday, Jan 5. Also showing is “Vikings!” an exhibit of Danish tools, weapons and jewelry. 686-1211.
Hans Christian Andersen Museum: Upstairs, 1680 Mission Drive, Solvang. Open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. 688-2052.
Jelling Stone Museum and Actor’s Corner Center: 435 Second St., Solvang featuring magical journeys for young and old. Jelling Stone Museum tours are from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesdays through Sundays. Tickets are $4. Actor’s Corner shows are at 6 p.m. Saturdays and 1 p.m. Sundays. Tickets are $24 for adults; $12 for children 12 and under. Call 686-2409 to reserve a seat before the show. Email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.actorscorner center.com
Old Mission Santa Ines: 1760 Mission Drive. Open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. 688-4815.
SYV Historical Museum & Carriage House: 3596 Sagunto St., Santa Ynez. Open noon to 4 p.m. Wednesday through Sunday. Admission $4; free for museum members and kids 16 and under. New exhibit “A Stitch Back in Time.” Visit www.santa ynezmuseum.org. 688-7889.
Wildling Art Museum: 2928 San Marcos Avenue, Los Olivos. Ongoing exhibit “Carl Oscar Borg: An Artist’s Journey.” The museum is open 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday through Sunday. $3 donation requested. Museum members and children 12 and under are free. 688-1082 or visit www.wildlingmuseum.org.
Cachuma Lake Recreation Area offers adventures for the whole family, including exciting Wildlife cruises, nature walks, Junior Rangers, and a hands-on Nature Center and boat rentals. To reserve for cruises, call 686-5050 week-days, 686-5055 weekends. Call the naturalists’ office at 688-4515 for more information on nature programs or visit www.cachuma.com and click on Calendar of Events.
Cachuma Lake Fishing: Fishing from shore or a boat is open all year (except Christmas Day) with a valid fishing license. The lake supports large populations of large mouth and small mouth bass, crappie, bluegill, red-ear sunfish and channel catfish and is stocked through the winter with rainbow trout. See www.cachuma.com or call 688-4515.
AA (Alcoholics Anonymous) meetings are scheduled seven days a week in the Valley. Call 688-4304 for times and locations.
Al-Anon holds regular meetings in the Valley every Wednesday at 5:30 p.m. at the Alano Club, 320 Alisal Road, Solvang (call 350-2029); at 8 p.m. every Wednesday night at St. Mark’s-in-the-Valley Church, 2901 Nojoqui, Los Olivos (call 757-7783); and a step-study meeting every Monday at noon (call 886-6975); and at 10 a.m. every Friday at the Alano Club, 320 Alisal Road, Solvang (call 688-3917.)
Co-Dependents Anonymous meets every Thursday at 5:30 p.m. at the Solvang Alano Club, 320 Alisal Road, Solvang. For more information, call 688-2233.
FAA (Food Addicts Anonymous) is a recovery program for those who have lost control over their eating. This is a 12-step group with no dues, fees or weigh-ins. FAA treats sugar, flour and wheat as addictive substances. Santa Ynez Valley meetings of FAA are held each Thursday at 9 a.m. at the Santa Ynez Valley Alano Club, 320 Alisal Road, Solvang. For more information, www.foodaddicts anonymous.org.
NA (Narcotics Anonymous) Got a drug problem? Need help? Meetings are scheduled in the Santa Ynez Valley daily, (except for Saturday). Meetings are held in Solvang at 312 Alisal Road; 800-549-7730.
Narc-Anon support group for families and friends of addicts meets every Monday at 7 p.m. at the Solvang Alano Club, 320 Alisal Road, Solvang. For more informtion, call 698-0495.
Nicotine Anonymous meets every Monday at 7 p.m. in the Solvang Alano Club at 320 Alisal Road, Solvang. This is a free 12-step group for those interested in stopping their use of nicotine.
OA (Overeaters Anonymous) A recovery program for anorexics, bulimics, and compulsive overeaters meets at 6 p.m. Wednesdays at St. Mark’s-in-the-Valley Episcopal Church, 2901 Nojoqui Avenue at Alamo Pintado in Los Olivos, in the east-wing office; Wednesdays at noon St. Mary’s Church, 2800 Harris Grade Road at Highway 1, Lompoc; Thursdays at 6 p.m., and Saturdays at 9:30 a.m., at Bethel Lutheran Church at 624 E. Camino Colegio Drive, Santa Maria. For other meeting locations, call 899-3250 or 541-3164.
Monday-Sunday: SYV Cultural Center having ongoing martial arts classes for children, teens and adults. Kung fu, judo, aikido and Brazilian ju jitsu. Call for schedule. 686-1111.
Monday-Sunday: 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Life Enrichment Day Care program for dependent seniors. Services include showers, in-continence care, grooming, podiatry, health monitoring, supervision, social interaction and meals. Alzheimer’s support group also meets twice a month. 688-8748.
Mondays: 9:15 a.m. Solvang Senior Center holding senior t’ai chi classes under the direction of Sifu Chris Milner. All levels of ability are welcome. Cost is $2 per class or purchase a five punch card for $10. If you miss a class, you can make it up. 688-1086.
Mondays: 7 p.m. Total Life Fitness at 270 E. Highway 246 in Buellton holding two free support groups for Valley residents with chronic pain, fibromyalgia or arthritis on the third Monday of every month. Call 688-0789 or visit www.totallifefitness.com.