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Events

Confident City Cycling Class

Santa Maria Bici Centro Community Bike Repair Shop and Education Center, 310 E. Oak St., Santa Maria, is holding a class on Saturday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. to help bicyclists build their confidence riding on city streets to any destination. The class will help participants to understand their rights and duties as a driver operating a bicycle safely and legally on public roadways; will teach how to perform a pre-ride bike safety check; will show how to improve bicycle handling skills to safely avoid road hazards; and will help to develop the ability to identify unsafe traffic situations and make decisions that can prevent crashes and collisions. The class is for people 16 years old and older and is limited to 12 participants. A bike in good working condition with at least one functioning brake and a CPSC-certified bike helmet are required. Sign up at www.sbbike.org/confident_dec2018.

Clark Center Festival of Trees thru Dec. 18

The lobby of the Clark Center is decked out with seven decorated trees and nine wreaths that have different themes and decorations. They were donated and decorated by sponsors. 

Each artificial tree is decorated with ornaments and and gift certificates worth at least $200, as well as the tree itself. Wreaths are decorated with ornaments and gifts worth at least $100, as well as the wreath itself.

Members of the public have an opportunity to win one of these lovely holiday trees and wreaths, as well their decorations while helping the Clark Center at the same time.

To buy raffle tickets to enter the drawing, go to the box office during regular hours, 487 Fair Oaks Ave, Arroyo Grande. Tickets are $1 each, 6 for $5, and 25 for $20. The drawing will be held Monday, Dec 17. 

Santaland Diaries

Kevin Harris returns to the stage after a one-year hiatus in "The Santaland Diaries," a remarkable one-man show based on the true chronicles of David Sedaris’s experiences as Crumpet the Elf in Macy’s “Santaland” in New York City. This cult classic riffs on a few of Sedaris’ truly odd encounters with his fellow man during the height of the holiday crunch. David Sedaris is a well-known NPR humorist and a best-selling author. His tongue-in-cheek style will bring just the right amount of "salty" after the "sweet" Christmas family fun of "A Christmas Story." The show is directed by Suzy Newman.

The Santaland Diaries will run for four shows at the San Luis Obispo Repertory Theatre, 888 Morro St., San Luis Obispo: Friday and Saturday at 9:30 p.m. (immediately following A Christmas Story) and Dec. 9 at 7 p.m. Tickets are $20 and are available at www.slorep.org or by calling 805-786-2440. For more information about the show or SLO REP, contact Patty Thayer at 805-786-2440 or patty@slorep.org.

An Irish Christmas, Saturday at 2 and 7 p.m. at the Clark Center, 487 Fair Oaks Ave. in Arroyo Grande.

Take a journey through Christmas in Ireland with dancing, singing and Irish traditional music celebrating the international spirit of the holiday season. An Irish Christmas features an award-winning cast of Irish dancers led by Caterina Coyne (principal dancer, Riverdance), Tyler Schwartz (world champion dancer), and Connor Reider (principal dancer Celtic Fyre, St. Patrick's Day in Ireland, The Chieftains), as well as members of the Kerry Dance Troupe.

They are joined by The Kerry Voice Squad and members of the Kerry Traditional Orchestra, in a memorable night that sparkles with the charm and magic that only this festive time of year can bring.

Celebrate the great tradition of butter making, chase the wren on St. Stephen's Day, draw down the half door for spectacular dance, enjoy superb music-making and singing of Christmas carols in an unforgettable Irish night!

Songs spinning out of the mists and into the familiar "Silent Night," "Twelve Days of Christmas" and "Carol of the Bells", and superb music of the pipes, flutes, fiddles, and bodhráns is just the beginning of this Irish night.

Auditions for Entertainers

Lezlie's Showcase of Talent is auditioning singers, dancers, musicians, comedians and other entertainers to be in its fifth annual talent show on Jan. 13 at Moxie Cafe. The first prize will be $500 in cash. Second prize will be a recording session and a slot on the Lezlie show and third prize will be two dinners at the Hitching Post Restaurant. All ages are acceptable. Auditions will continue through Saturday. Info: Lezlie Thoroddsson, 805-268-5403, www.lezliesshowcaseoftalent.com.

Handel’s "Messiah" Singalong

The Santa Ynez Valley Master Chorale invites the public to a singalong of Handel’s beloved choral masterpiece "Messiah" on Saturday at 7 p.m. in St. Mark’s in-the-Valley Episcopal Church, 2901 Nojoqui Avenue, Los Olivos.

According to the organizers: "The Chorale will provide the conductor, organist and music scores if you’ll warm up your vocal chords, don your holiday sweater and come ready to sing and rejoice with family, friends, neighbors, people you have yet to meet, and the Chorale. Children are welcome. If you have your own copy of the score, feel free to bring it. We’ll be singing the 'Christmas' portion (Part I) and concluding with 'Hallelujah' (chorus) from Part II as the finale. The piece is written for soprano, alto, tenor and bass and you can sing whichever part you wish. If you don’t know the music, someone next to you will!"

The singalong is free. A suggested donation of $20 would be welcome.

“Solvang Gløgg Contest”

The “Solvang Gløgg Contest” will be held during the 2018 Solvang Julefest Wine & Beer Walk “Skål Stroll” on Saturday and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. both days.

“Many of the wine and beer makers participating in Skål Stroll will also be creating Gløgg, a hot toddy for guests to taste along with their regular offerings. Attendees can be the judge and vote for a favorite Solvang Gløgg via the included ballot event passport. Bragging rights will be awarded after the votes are tabulated by Dec. 21,” said Julefest coordinator Daniel Lahr.

Popular in Denmark around the Christmas holiday season, Gløgg is loosely defined as mulled, spiced wine. The recipe usually contains red wine, orange rind, cinnamon, raisins, blanched almonds, cardamom, cloves and honey as well as aquavit, rum or brandy in varying combinations.

Eighteen wineries, tasting rooms and breweries are participating in the 2018 Solvang Julefest Wine & Beer Walk Skål Stroll. Tickets are $45 per person (over 21 years of age) and include tastings at all 18 locations, passport/map, souvenir glass and Gløgg contest ballot. The event is forecast to sell out. Purchase tickets in advance at www.solvangusa.com/things-to-do/solvang-julefest/#wine-beer-walk, then pick up at the Solvang Visitor Center, located at 1639 Copenhagen Drive between the hours of 9 a.m.- 5 p.m. on event days. Skål Stroll happens rain or shine.

For more information, visit www.SolvangUSA.com or call the Solvang Conference & Visitors Bureau at 800-468-6765 or 805-688-6144.

European Night Market: This holiday season from now until Jan. 6 Santa Barbara will host the first ever European style Night Market with the best local artisans and crafts people from as far as Santa Maria and Camarillo. Styled on similar markets seen all over Europe during the holiday season, the Santa Barbara Night Market will host an event with food, wine, entertainment and shopping fun for all.

A winter wonderland will greet all those who visit the market with magical lighting, snow, Santa Claus, carol singers and a truly magical experience. Come and see the old Macy's building in Paseo Nuevo Santa Barbara like you have never seen it before.

For more information visit www.santabarbaranightmarket.com or e mail Glen@santabarbaranightmarket.com or Jason@santabarbaranightmarket.com or call 805-722-9456.

Holiday Extravaganza at the Great American Melodrama in Oceano continues through December. The show opens with a one-act version of Charles Dickens’ “A Christmas Carol,” followed by the comedic operetta “Rapunzel, or Hair Today, Gone Tomorrow,” and concludes with the company’s traditional vaudeville revue, this year based on children’s letters to Santa Claus.

A performance calendar can be found at www.americanmelodrama.com/show-calendar. The Melodrama’s in-house snack bar features  food and drinks served before the show and during intermissions. Tickets are $26 and $30, with discounts available for seniors, students, active military, and children. For more information and to purchase tickets or passes, call the Melodrama Box Office at 805-489-2499, or visit their website at www.americanmelodrama.com. The Great American Melodrama is located on Highway 1 in Oceano, just three miles south of Pismo Beach.

Zornes Watercolor Exhibition: "Sun and Wind, by the Sea: California Landscapes of Milford Zornes" exhibition is on display through Jan. 27 at the Dana Adobe Cultural Center, representing nearly 70 years of Zornes’s unique vision. 

Milford Zornes (1908-2008) captured California’s independent spirit in the bold shapes and vibrant hues of his paintings. Recognized as a leader in the California Scene Painters movement as well as the California Style watercolor movement, Zornes was both a prolific artist and an inspirational teacher.

Born in Oklahoma, Zornes came of age on California’s Central Coast. He attended Santa Maria Junior College before moving to the Bay Area to continue his studies. He worked with the Works Progress Administration during the Great Depression and served in the U.S. Army during World War II. Scenes of Nipomo, where his parents owned a home, are frequent in his early work. Zornes’s 1936 watercolor Old Barn in Nipomo is held by the Smithsonian American Art Museum.

Nightlife

LOMPOC: D’Vine Wine Bar & Bistro, 107 W. Ocean Ave. features Bistro menu, nightly happy hour and Saturday lunch. Saturday, 7:30 p.m., This Valley; Tuesday, 7:30 p.m., Audition Night; Wednesday, 7:30 p.m., Dan Mally; Thursday, 7:30 p.m., Jerry Stickell. Info: 805-430-8356, dvinewinebarandbistro.com or on Facebook.

ARROYO GRANDE: SLO Down Pub, 1200 E. Grand Ave. presents live music nightly. Info: 805-481-4067. 

BUELLTON: Antonio’s Pizza & Pasta, 278 E. Highway 246, offers live music and singing by Dan Mally. Info: 805-744-2569 or twomallys@hotmail.com.

LOMPOC: D.J.’s Saloon, 724 E. Ocean Ave., offers live entertainment Fridays and Saturdays. Info: 805-736-5109.

LOMPOC: Lacambra Sisters Filipino Fiesta, 129 North V St. offers karaoke each night except Sundays, and occasional live music. Info: 805-819-0559.

PISMO BEACH: Harry’s Night Club and Beach Bar, 690 Cypress St., presents live bands 9 p.m. nightly except Thursdays and 3 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays. Info: 805-773-1302. 

SANTA MARIA: Costa de Oro Winery, 1331 S. Nicholson Ave., features Friday Night Wine Downs, 5 to 8 p.m. with live music and light snacks. Open to all ages. Info: 805-922-1468. 

Wineries

ARROYO GRANDE: Talley Vineyard Tasting Room, 3031 Lopez Drive, 10:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. daily. Info: 805-489-0446.

ARROYO GRANDE: Gather Wine Bar, 122 E. Branch St. Info: 805-474-4771.

LOMPOC: Babcock Winery and Vineyards, 5175 E. Highway 246, 10:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily. Info: 805-736-1455.

LOMPOC: Flying Goat Cellars Tasting room, 1520 E. Chestnut Court, Unit A, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday through Sunday. Info: 805-736-9032 or info@flyinggoatcellars.com.

LOS ALAMOS: Bedford Thompson Tasting Room, 448 Bell St., 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. Info: 805-344-2107.

LOS OLIVOS: Carina Cellars tasting room, 2900 Grand Ave., 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. Info: 805-688-2459. 

ORCUTT: Addamo Estate Vineyards, 400 E. Clark Ave., 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Tuesday to Friday, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Info: 805-937-6400. 

SANTA MARIA: Cambria Winery, 5475 Chardonnay Lane, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. Picnic tables available. Info: 805-938-7318. 

SANTA MARIA: Costa de Oro Winery, Stowell Road, east side of Highway 101, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily. Offers local fresh produce, food and gift items. Info: 805-922-1468. 

SANTA MARIA: Cottonwood Canyon Vineyard & Winery, 3940 Dominion Road, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday to Thursday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Info: 805-937-8463. 

SANTA MARIA: Foxen Vineyard, 7200 Foxen Canyon Road, noon to 4 p.m. Fridays to Mondays. Located in an old blacksmith shop. Small picnic area on the grounds. Info: 805-937-4251. 

SANTA MARIA: McKeon-Phillips Winery, 2115 S. Blosser Road, Unit 114, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily. Info: 805-928-3025. 

SANTA MARIA: Rancho Sisquoc Winery, 6600 Foxen Canyon Road, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday to Sunday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday to Thursday. Located in an 1875 chapel, barn and ranch.  Picnic facilities available. Info: 805-934-4332. 

SANTA MARIA: Riverbench Vineyard and Winery, 6020 Foxen Canyon Road, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily, groups of eight or more by appointment. Info: 805-937-8340.

Art Sessions

LOMPOC: A fine and applied arts class covering the basics of oil and acrylic painting from the beginning drawing to the finished painting. Beginning through experienced painters who want to work with oils and acrylic media are welcome. The class is at the Dick DeWees Community and Senior Center on Tuesdays from 9 a.m. to noon or Wednesdays from 6 to 9 p.m. The fee for this class is $35 for residents and $42 for nonresidents. Ages 18 and up may participate. Info: Lompoc Recreation Division, 805-875-8100, or stop by and register at 125 W. Walnut Ave.

SANTA MARIA, Wednesdays: The Art Club meets 9 to 11 a.m., Elwin Mussell Senior Center, 510 E. Park Ave. Info: 805-925-0951, ext. 207.

Art Museums & Galleries

LOMPOC: Flying Goat Cellars Tasting Room, 1520 E. Chestnut Court, features local artists each month. Hours are 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday to Sunday. Info: 805-736-9032.  

LOMPOC: Lompoc Public Library’s Grossman Gallery, 501 E. North Ave. Hours are noon to 7 p.m. Monday to Thursday and noon to 5 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Info: 805-875-8775, ext. 8787.

LOS ALAMOS: Gallery Art Brut, 458 Bell St. The gallery also features fine art, antiques and represents a dozen Central Coast artists. Hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday to Sunday. Info: 805-344-4440.

LOS OLIVOS: The Gallery Los Olivos, 2920 Grand Ave. is open daily from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Info: 805-688-7517 or www.gallery losolivos.com.

ORCUTT: Valley Art Gallery, 125 W. Clark Ave., displays original art by local artists and featured artist receptions on the first Friday of the month from 5-7 p.m. Hours are Tuesday through Friday noon to 6 p.m., Saturdays 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Info: 805-737-2278, valleygallery.org

ORCUTT: The Frame Gallery, 125 W. Clark Ave., is open 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. Info: 805-287-9402.

PISMO BEACH: Seaside Gallery, 580 Cypress St. The gallery is open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday, Saturday, Monday and Tuesday; 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday. Info: 805-773-8057 or www.theseassidegallery.com.

SANTA MARIA: Betteravia Gallery is located inside the Betteravia Government Center, 511 E. Lakeside. The Gallery is open 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays. Free. Info: 805-568-3990.   

SANTA MARIA: Gold Coast Art 'n’ Frames, 1020 W. Betteravia Road, Suite B, features local artists and jewelers. Hours are 10:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Tuesday to Friday, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday. Info: 805-346-6099.

SANTA MARIA: Shepard Hall Gallery, inside the Santa Maria Public Library, 421 S. McClelland St. Info: 805-349-1018.

SOLVANG: The Elverhoj Museum of History and Art, 1624 Elverhoy Way. Hours are 1 to 4 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday, noon to 4 p.m. Friday to Sunday. Info: 805-686-1211. 

SOLVANG: Old Mission Santa Ines, 1760 Mission Drive, features hand-painted murals by Indian artists, European art and sculptures, a garden and more. Hours are 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. daily. Cost: $5, free for children under 12. Info: 805-688-4815. 

Museums & Education Centers

ARROYO GRANDE: The Barn, 127 Short St., is the South County Historical Society’s Museum Annex and houses antique vehicles, fire equipment, printing presses and agricultural artifacts. Hours are noon to 3 p.m. Saturday and 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday. Free. Info: 805-489-8282. 

ARROYO GRANDE: Heritage House, 126 Mason St., was built in the late 1800s and houses period clothing, photographs, kitchen items and more. Hours are noon to 3 p.m. Saturday and 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday. Free. Info: 805-489-8282. 

ARROYO GRANDE: Santa Manuela Schoolhouse, 127 Short St., is a one-room schoolhouse, built in 1901. Hours are noon to 3 p.m. Saturday and 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday. Free. Info: 805-489-8282.  

GUADALUPE: Guadalupe Cultural Arts and Education Center, 1055 Guadalupe St. (Highway 1), is open 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays. Info: 805-568-3990.

GUADALUPE: Guadalupe-Nipomo Dunes Center, 1065 Guadalupe St., preserves the geology, flora and fauna of the dunes environment and its multicultural history. It features natural science exhibits and the Cecil B. DeMille Lost City exhibit of artifacts from the film location for his 1923 movie “The Ten Commandments.” Tour hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday to Sunday. Cost: $2 donation, free for children 11 and under. Info: 805-343-2455.

GUADALUPE: Rancho de Guadalupe Historical Museum, 1005 Guadalupe St., is open 1 to 3 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays, or by appointment. Info: 805-343-5901.

LOMPOC: Fabing-McKay-Spanne House, 207 North L St. is a restored turn-of-the-century home featuring a carriage house, reference room and the anchor of the USS Chauncey, a destroyer wrecked off the nearby coast during the 1923 Honda Point tragedy, the Navy’s largest peace-time disaster. Hours are 8:30 to 11 a.m. Monday and Thursday, and the fourth Saturday of the month. Cost: Donation. Info: 805-735-4626.

LOMPOC: La Purisima Mission, 2295 Purisima Road, is open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily with the building closing at 4:30 p.m. Guided tours are offered at 1 p.m. except when special events are scheduled. Advance tour reservations required for groups larger than 10. Cost: $6 parking fee. Info: 805-733-3713.

LOMPOC: Lompoc Museum, 200 South H St. The museum is open 1 to 5 p.m. Tuesday to Friday, 1 to 4 p.m. weekends. Info: 805-736-3888.

NIPOMO: Dana Adobe/Rancho Nipomo, 671 S. Oakglen Ave., promotes understanding and enhances knowledge of the multiculturally rich Rancho Era, via the restoration of the historic Dana Adobe and the preservation and development of the 129-acre Rancho Nipomo, a living historic park. Hours are 1 to 4 p.m. Sundays, and by appointment. Special tours available. Cost: Donation. Info: 805-929-5679.

SANTA MARIA: Historic Santa Maria City Hall, 110 E. Cook St., 9 a.m. to noon and 1 to 3 p.m., Tuesdays and Thursdays, by reservation only. Info: 805-925-0951, ext. 1117.

SANTA MARIA: Santa Maria Valley Railway Historical Museum, at the corner of Miller and Boone streets, noon to 4 p.m., second and fourth Saturdays of the month. Info: 805-714-4927.

SANTA MARIA: Santa Maria Museum of Flight, 3015 Airpark Drive, features early aviation and present-day displays of aircraft and artifacts. Hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday to Sunday. Cost: $5 for the general public, $4 for seniors, $3 for ages 12 to 18, $1 for children 6 to 12. Info: 805-922-8758. 

SANTA MARIA: Santa Maria Natural History Museum, 412 S. McClelland St., presents multisensory exhibits with a regional focus. Hours are 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday to Saturday, and 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday. Cost: Free, donations. Info: 805-614-0806.

SANTA MARIA: Santa Maria Valley Discovery Museum, 705 S. McClelland St., is open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday to Saturday, to 7 p.m. Thursdays, closed Sunday except the last Sunday of the month when it is open from noon to 4 p.m. with free admission for an adult who accompanies a child. Cost: $8; children 2 and younger free, seniors 65 and older $5. Info: 805-928-8414.

SANTA MARIA: Santa Maria Valley Historical Museum, 616 S. Broadway, houses local ranch memorabilia, a room honoring Capt. G. Allan Hancock and artifacts of the Central Coast. It has both rotating and permanent displays of the history and culture of the Valley. Hours are 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. Cost: Donation. Info: Cindy, 805-922-3130.

SANTA YNEZ: Santa Ynez Valley Historical Society Museum, 3596 Sagunto St. Hours are noon to 4 p.m. Wednesday to Sunday. Cost: $4 general admission, ages 15 and younger admitted free. Info: 805-688-7889.

SOLVANG: Motorcycle Museum, 320 Alisal Road, displays vintage motorcycles, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays, and by appointment. Cost: $10, children under 10 free with parent or guardian. Info: 805-686-9522. 

Dance

SANTA MARIA: Free Traditional Obon Dance Lessons every Wednesday from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at the Veterans' Memorial Cultural Center, 313 W. Tunnell St. Refreshments will be served. Everyone is welcome.

SANTA MARIA: Everybody Can Dance is offering ballet classes for ages 2 and up, including adult classes. Tap is offered for ages 2 to 14, Dance Team is for ages 6 to 14 and a Hula Workout is for ages 12 to adult. The studio is located at 628 S. McClelland St., Santa Maria. Classes start at $45 per month. Info: 805-937-6753 or www.everybodycandance.webs.com.

LOMPOC, Wednesdays: Tribal-style belly dance lessons, 6:30 p.m. Wednesdays, Lompoc School of Dance, 311 North F St. Open to women of all ages, sizes and shapes. Drop-ins welcome. Cost: $12 each class; six for $60. Info: Dana Johnson, 805-709-4686.

ORCUTT, Wednesdays: Dance lessons, 6:30 p.m. Wednesdays at Oasis Center, 420 Soares Ave., Orcutt. For all ages of adults, beginners and beyond. New class begins first Wednesday of each month. Cost is $36 for four weeks. Dance type rotates among ballroom, Latin, swing and night club. Private lessons and choreography for weddings and quinceaneras available by appointment. Info: 805-928-7799 and Kings Dance on Facebook.

SANTA MARIA, Thursdays: Folk and round dance, 2:30 to 3:45 p.m., Elwin Mussell Senior Center, 510 E. Park Ave. Info: 805-925-0951, ext. 207. 

LOMPOC, Wednesdays and Thursdays: Line Dance Instruction, 10-11:30 a.m. at the Half Century Club, 341 N. N St.  Refresh your memory or learn new dance skills.  Great exercise.  Ages 18 and over welcome.  Info: 805-736-6669.

Make Music

ARROYO GRANDE, Fridays: The Gran Cortina Singers practice, 11 a.m., Cortina D’Arroyo Grande, 241 N. Courtland. Anyone age 55 and older is welcome. Info: 805-473-2770.  

ORCUTT, Mondays: The Coastal Voices practice, 7 to 9 p.m., St. Andrew United Methodist Church, 3945 S. Bradley Road. Singers of all vocal ranges are welcome. Info: 805-937-5827. 

ORCUTT, Tuesdays: Central City Chordsmen practice, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., Lutheran Church of Our Savior, 4725 S. Bradley Road. All men and boys who like to sing a four-part harmony are invited. Info: 805-937-4919.  

ORCUTT, Thursdays: Tri-city Sound Chorus of Sweet Adelines practice, 6:45 to 9:30 p.m., Lutheran Church of Our Savior, 4725 S. Bradley Road. Women of all ages are invited to sing and perform. Info: 805-736-7572. 

SAN LUIS OBISPO, Thursdays: San Luis Obispo County Band, 7 to 9 p.m., in the San Luis Obispo High School band room, 1499 San Luis Drive. All ages welcome, must have basic proficiency of band instrument. Info: 775-813-5186 or www.slocountyband.org

SANTA YNEZ, Thursdays: Valley Wind Ensemble, practice 7 p.m. Thursdays, Santa Ynez High School Music Room, 2975 E. Highway 246. Anyone who can read music and has own instrument is invited to join this community band of brass, woodwind and percussion players. Info: 805-688-8728. 

Child’s Play

ARROYO GRANDE: Toddler Time, 11 a.m. Saturdays, with stories and activities for children 18 to 36 months, accompanied by an adult; Children’s Storytime, 10:30 a.m. Wednesdays and Thursdays, with each day featuring a different theme, Arroyo Grande Library, 800 W. Branch St. Info: 805-473-7161.

GROVER BEACH: Grover Beach Community Library, 230 North 9th St., is offering group story time to students of preschool and day care providers. Info and to schedule a field trip: 805-481-4131.

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