Special Events

Fri., March 15: 4 p.m. Santa Ynez Valley Charter School holding “Carnival” fundraiser. Admission is free. Tickets for the game and food booths are available for purchase at Santa Ynez Valley Charter School, 3525 Pine St., Santa Ynez or at the gate. Visit www.syvcs.org or call 686-7360.

Fri., Mar. 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.

Fri., March 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 “How to Truly Appreciate a Premium Cup of Coffee” with Beacon Coffee. 344-1900 or smee@casadumetzwines.com.

Sat., March 16: Third Saturday Evening Stroll in Los Alamos. The theme is “Sticks.”

Sat., March 16: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Santa Barbara Doll Club Show & Sale at Earl Warren Showgrounds, Warren Hall. Admission is $5; children 12 and under are free. 733-1261.

Sat., March 16: 1 to 3 p.m. Solvang Village Folk Dancers will be dancing in the street on Copenhagen and Alisal.

Sat., March 16: 1 to 3 p.m. Mike Barton signing copies of his new book “Solvang” at the Book Loft, 1680 Mission Drive, Solvang.

Sat., March 16: 8 p.m. Peter Feldmann, Tom Lee, and David West bluegrass concert, Santa Barbara Presidio Chapel, 123 E. Canon Perdido St., Santa Barbara. Advance tickets are $15; on sale at the Santa Barbara Trust for Historic Preservation offices, 123 E. Cannon Perdido on Friday, March 1. Tickets also be available online at www.BlueGrassWest.com. If available, tickets will be sold at the door at 7:30 p.m. Trust members are offered advance tickets for $12.

Sat., and Sun., March 16 and 17: Monty Roberts and Charlotte Bredahl hosting “Gentle and Elegant,” an educational weekend showcasing classic dressage and Western riding techniques at Flag is Up Farms in Solvang; $300 for Saturday only; $450 for Saturday and Sunday. Lunch included at the Roberts’ hilltop home. 688-6288.

Sun., March 17: 7 p.m. Arts Outreach youth musical theater vocal group performing “Classics on Broadway” at the Santa Ynez Valley High School Little Theater, 2975 East Hwy. 246, Santa Ynez. Reserved seating tickets are $15 for adults and $1 for students. 688-9533, www.artsoutreach.com.

Sun., March 17: noon to 4 p.m. Wine and Chili Festival at Flying Flags RV Resort, 180 Avenue of Flags, Buellton. Includes a chili cook-off, salsa competition, wine tasting. Cash prizes awarded for best red chili, chile verde, salsa, and booth showmanship. “Unfinished Business” 1960s Rock ‘n’ Roll band will provide entertainment. Tickets are $40 and and include souvenir wine glass, unlimited wine tastes, 10 chili-tasting tickets and an oak-fired barbecue lunch. For guests under 21 tickets are $10 for chili only; must be accompanied by an adult. Contestant entry forms are at www.buelltonwineandchilifestival.com. 688-7829.

Sun., March 17: Figueroa Mountain Brewery having a St. Patrick’s Day party. The Vineyard Byrds entertaining in the garden and potluck will be offered. Bring your favorite Irish dish to share. Figueroa Mountain Brewery is at 45 Industrial Way, Buellton. 694-2252.

Thurs., March 21: 6:30 to 7:30 Relay for Life of Santa Ynez team captain meeting at Avant Tapas and Wine, 35 Industrial Way, Buellton. Free meeting to learn more about participating in Relay for Life event. 560-6573.

Fri., March 22: 5:30 p.m. “Words to Live By” speaker series at Babi’s Tasting Room, 448 Bell St., Suite B, Los Alamos. Topic is “Zoobiquity! What Animals can Teach us.” 344-1900 or smee@casadumetz wines.com.

Wed. March 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.

Fri., March 22: 6:30 p.m. Solvang School presents “Show of Shows” performances spotlighting the talents of Solvang Elementary School students in the Solvang School Gym. 705-6997.

Sat., March 23: 6 to 9 p.m. Solvang Village Folk Dancers practice at Bethania Lutheran Church, 603 Atterdag Road, Solvang. All are invited to watch, participate and enjoy.

Sun., March 24: 5 p.m. Fifth annual Vino de Sueños  benefit dinner at A-Ru Restaurant to benefit People Helping People’s support of vineyard and farm workers. $125 per person, including food, wine, tax and tip. Reservations recommended; call Fahim at 686-0295 or visit www syvphp.org/events; seating is limited to 50. A-RU Japanese Restaurant is at 225 McMurray Road, Buellton.

Fri., March 29: 5:30 p.m. “Words to Live By” speaker series at Babi’s Tasting Room, 448 Bell St., Suite B, Los Alamos. Topic is “Of Poetry and Praise — a Wife Honors her Husband” with Kay Davis. 344-1900 or smee@casadumetzwines.com.

Sat., March 30: 1 p.m. The “Blue Yonders,” an ensemble from the USAF Band of the Golden West, will perform a free concert in Solvang Festival Theater’s Patrons Garden as part of its Sunday Jazz in the Garden series. 686-1789 or visit www.solvangfestivaltheater.org.

Sat., March 30: 6 to 9 p.m. Solvang Village Folk Dancers practice at Bethania Lutheran Church, 603 Atterdag Road, Solvang. All are invited to watch, participate and enjoy.

Thurs., April 4: 6:45 to 7:45 Relay for Life of Santa Ynez committee meeting at Avant Tapas and Wine, 35 Industrial Way, Buellton. 560-6573.

Fri., April 5: 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., April 6: 12:30 p.m. Atterdag Village of Solvang Auxiliary hosting “Hollywood Revisited” luncheon, a stunning musical revue showcasing a dazzling lineup of costumes worn by the stars in the original Hollywood films; Santa Ynez Valley Marriott Hotel in Buellton. Tickets are $50 and include lunch and a mimosa. Attire is “Hollywood Glam” (optional). Call Linda at 686-1644 or Sharon at 686-5779, or visit www.hollywoodrevisited.com

Sat., April 13: WAPF hosting “Healthy Sweets Class” at Dey Dey’s Best Beef Ranch at 7301 Domingos Road, between Lompoc and Buellton. 245-0577 or email shelane13@comcast.net   

Thurs., April 18: 6:30 p.m. Free showing of the film “Genetic Roulette” at the Santa Ynez Valley YMCA. 245-0577 or email shelane13@comcast.net

Thurs., April 18: 6:30 to 7:30 Relay for Life of Santa Ynez team captain meeting at Avant Tapas and Wine, 35 Industrial Way, Buellton. 560-6573.  

Fri., April 26: 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.

Wed. March 27: 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.

Thurs., May 2: 6:45 to 7:45 Relay for Life of Santa Ynez committee meeting at Avant Tapas and Wine, at 35 Industrial Way  Buellton. 560-6573.

Sat., May 4: Rancheros Visitadores, about 1,000 horseback riders, will ride through Solvang and receive a blessing in the afternoon at Mission Santa Ines.

Thurs., May 16: 6:30 to 7:30 Relay for Life of Santa Ynez team captain meeting at Avant Tapas and Wine, 35 Industrial Way, Buellton. 560-6573.  

Sat., May 18: 10 a.m. Relay for Life Santa Ynez at Riverview Park, Buellton. 560-6573.

Sun., June 23: Tierney Sutton will perform in Solvang Festival Theater’s Patrons Garden as part of its Sunday Jazz in the Garden series.  For tickets, call 686-1789 or visit www.solvangfestivaltheater.org.

Sat., June 29: 4 to 7 p.m. St. Mark’s-in-the-Valley Episcopal Church holding fourth annual Cellar Classic: An Auction of Rare & Fine Wines. Tickets are $100 per person including wine, hors d’oeuvres and entertainment, available only in advance with payment by check, credit card or PayPal (online at www.SMITV.org), call the church office at 688-4454 or send an email request to info@SMITV.org

Fri.-Sun., July 19-21: Bacon & Barrels at Saarloos and Sons Field featuring creative bacon dishes and sampling from barrels of the best in wine, bourbon, and craft beer. Tickets on sale April 1. More information can be found at www.baconbarrels.com, at facebook/baconandbarrels, or on Twitter at @baconandbarrels.

Sun., July 21: Denise Donatelli will perform in Solvang Festival Theater’s Patrons Garden as part of its Sunday Jazz in the Garden series. For tickets, call 686-1789 or visit www.solvangfestivaltheater.org.

Sun., Aug. 18: Cuban pianist Alfredo Rodriguez will perform in Solvang Festival Theater’s Patrons Garden as part of its Sunday Jazz in the Garden series.  For tickets, call 686-1789 or visit www.solvangfestivaltheater.org.

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