Special Events

Tues., Feb. 5: 7 p.m. The Lompoc Valley Art Association is holding its monthly meeting and art program at Stone Pine Hall, 210 South H St., Lompoc. Social time starts at 6:30 p.m. Guest artist Bill Richardson. Call 680-3080, or the Cypress Gallery at 737-1129.

Wed. Feb. 6: Noon to 1 p.m.  Nutrition and diabetes education classes taught by registered dietitian Stacey Bailey in the conference room inside the Physician’s Clinic entrance of SYV Cottage Hospital; no reservations required; bring your lunch. 688-6431, ext. 72351. Outpatient nutrition counseling also available by appointment; 686-3961.

Wed., Feb. 6: 7 p.m. Tales From the Tavern presents Wil Ridge CD Release Concert at the Maverick Saloon in Santa Ynez. Tickets are $10 each and available at www.talesfromthetavern .com or at the door. Must be 21 or older to attend.

Thurs., Feb. 7: 7 p.m. Community Health Connections free presentation, “Eating Strategies for Success — Maximize Your Workout, Maximize Your Results” by Chantal Gariepy at Rob Rosenberry Physical Therapy & Performance Fitness at 320 Alisal Road, Solvang. Call 686-2900 for reservations. www.performancefitness.biz

Fri. Feb. 8: 6 to 10 p.m. Seventh- and eighth-graders at Santa Ynez Elementary holding dinner, huge silent auction and raffle at the Veterans Hall in Solvang to raise money for their trip to Washington, D.C., this spring. Tickets are $15 per person, available at the door or by calling the College School District office at 686-7300. Raffle tickets for an X-Box 360 with Kinect are $5. For more information, call Patti Edwards at 253-335-6804.

Fri., Feb. 8: 5:30 p.m. “Words to Live By” speaker series at Babi’s Tasting Room, 448 Bell St., Suite B, Los Alamos. Topic is “Veteran Employment - Challenges Veterans Face When Returning to Civilian Life and How we can Help the Transition.” 344-1900 or smee@casadumetz wines.com.

Sat., Feb. 9: 6 to 9 p.m. Solvang Village Folk Dancers practicing at the Bethania Lutheran Church parish hall, 603 Atterdag Road in Solvang. Public welcome to join in.

Sat., Feb. 9: 5:30 p.m. Santa Ynez Valley Master Chorale holding Mardi Gras Party fundraiser with Zydeco Zippers at the Solvang Veterans Hall. Live auction and raffle. Reserve tickets are $40 per person and must be purchased by Feb. 5; available at The Book Loft, El Rancho Market or www.syvchorale.org. Some tickets will be available at the door.

Sat., Feb. 9: 8:30 a.m. Sedgwick Reserve holding monthly hikes. $10 per hiker or $15 per couple or family, made on the day of the hike. Reservations required. Call 686-1941, extension 3 or email sedgwick@lifesci.ucsb.edu.

Sat., Feb. 9: 7:30 p.m. Lompoc Concert Association’s third concert features Acoustic Eidolon at the First United Methodist Church at 925 North F Street, Lompoc. Tickets are $25 for adults/ $5 for students. 737-1089.

Tues., Feb. 12: 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Santa Ynez Valley Christian Women’s Connection holding luncheon and dessert bar at the Elks Club, 1295 Meadowvale, Santa Ynez. Inspirational speaker is Arlana Holland; featured speaker Janine Lehman. Tickets are $13.50, all inclusive, at the door. Reservations required prior to Feb. 7. Call Gloria at 688-7225 or 886-2086.

Wed. Feb. 13: Noon to 1 p.m.  Nutrition and diabetes education classes taught by registered dietitian Stacey Bailey in the conference room inside the Physician’s Clinic entrance of SYV Cottage Hospital; no reservations required; bring your lunch. 688-6431, ext. 72351. Outpatient nutrition counseling also available by appointment; 686-3961.

Fri., Feb. 15: 5:30 p.m. “Words to Live By” speaker series at Babi’s Tasting Room, 448 Bell St., Suite B, Los Alamos. Topic is “The Artistry and Influence of History” with Kam Jacoby. 344-1900 or smee@casadumetzwines.com.

Fri., Feb. 15: 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., Feb. 16: 6 to 9 p.m. Solvang Village Folk Dancers practicing at the Bethania Lutheran Church parish hall, 603 Atterdag Road in Solvang. Public welcome to join in.

Sat., Feb. 16: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Cachuma Lake Nature Center Presidents’ Day Book Sale. Wide selections. $10 park admission per vehicle. 688-4515.

Sun., Feb. 17: 3 to 6 p.m. St. Marks-in-the-Valley Episcopal Church hosting “An Afternoon of Classical Music” with Francesco Attesti and Matteo Galli; a benefit for Arts Outreach. Tickets are $25 general admission; $15 student admission and include a reception with the artists after the performance. Call 688-9533 or email sandie@artsout reach.com. Tickets may also be purchased at the Book Loft at 1680 Mission Drive, Solvang.

Wed. Feb. 20: Noon to 1 p.m.  Nutrition and diabetes education classes taught by registered dietitian Stacey Bailey in the conference room inside the Physician’s Clinic entrance of SYV Cottage Hospital; no reservations required; bring your lunch. 688-6431, ext. 72351. Outpatient nutrition counseling also available by appointment; 686-3961.

Sat., Feb. 23: 1 to 3 p.m. Solvang Village Folk Dancers dancing in the street on Copenhagen and Alisal, Solvang.

Wed., Feb. 27: 6 p.m. Storyteller Michael Katz performing at Solvang Library, 1745 Mission Drive, Solvang. (For children four and up.) Free. 688-4214.

Museums

Buellton Historical Society: Upstairs at Pea Soup Andersen’s, Buellton. Open 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily. 688-9874.

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.  686-1211.

Hans Christian Andersen Mu-seum: 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 info@actorscornercenter.com 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. Wednes-day 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: 1511-B Mission Drive, Solvang. The museum is currently closed and will re-open in February at its new location in Solvang. 688-1082 or visit www.wildlingmuseum.org.

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