Tues., March 26: 7 p.m. Master pianist Solon Pierce free recital at St. Mark’s-in-the-Valley Church, corner of Alamo Pintado and Nojoqui avenues in Los Olivos. 686-1211.
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., March 28: 10 a.m. to noon Solvang Senior Center offering fitness testing for seniors; measure upper body strength, lower body strength, upper body flexibility, lower body flexibility, balance and agility. Solvang Senior Center is at 1745 Mission Drive, Solvang. To stay for lunch, call 688-3793 by Tuesday, March 26.
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@casadumetz wines.com.
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.
Tues., April 2: 8 p.m. Bobby McFerrin and his band in concert at The Granada Theatre, at 1214 State St., Santa Barbara. Tickets are $35 to $50 for the general public and $19 for UCSB students with a current student ID. (A Granada facility fee will be added to each ticket price.) Call 893-3535 or purchase online at www.ArtsAndLectures.UCSB.edu. Tickets also available through The Granada Theatre at 899-2222 or granadasb.org.
Thurs., April 4: 7 p.m. Samuel Sweet free lecture titled “Slender Salamanders of the Central Coast” at the Solvang Library, 1745 Mission Drive, Solvang. 688-4214.
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.
Fri., April 5: 5:30 p.m. “Words to Live By” speaker series at Babi’s Tasting Room, 448 Bell St., Suite B, Los Alamos. Topic is “Young Women’s Development” with Tobi Jo Greene. 344-1900 or smee@casadumetz wines.com.
Sat., April 6: 9:30 a.m. Santa Barbara Fiber Arts Guild monthly meting at the Presidio Springs Community Center, 721 Laguna St., Santa Barbara. Topic will be “Silk Road Textiles: The Ikats and Suzanis of Uzbekistan” with Shannon Ludington.
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
Wed., through Saturday, April 10-13: Santa Ynez Valley Historical Museum in Santa Ynez hosting “Spirit of the West” Carriage Symposium on the stagecoach and other horse-drawn vehicles; speakers, dinner, stagecoach and carriage rides at the Chamberlin Ranch. For full symposium schedule and costs, visit www.santaynezmuseum.org. or call 688-7889.
Fri., April 12: 5:30 p.m. “Words to Live By” speaker series at Babi’s Tasting Room, 448 Bell St., Suite B, Los Alamos. Topic is “Return to Freedom Wild Horse Sanctuary” with Jessica Schley. 344-1900 or email@example.com.
Sat., April 13: 3 p.m. Lotusland Dance Opera “Bees Circling Heaven” with choreographer Robin Bisio and live music by Ghost Tiger. Tickets are $45 for the general public and $35 for Lotusland members. Advance reservations required by calling 969-9990. Reserve early as space is limited. Directions to Lotusland will be provided upon receipt of your reservation.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Thurs., April 18: 6:30 p.m. Free showing of the film “Genetic Roulette” at the Santa Ynez Valley YMCA. 245-0577 or email email@example.com
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 p.m. “Words to Live By” speaker series at Babi’s Tasting Room, 448 Bell St., Suite B, Los Alamos. Topic is “Global Travel on a Budget” with globe trotter Shannon Essa of Edible Santa Barbara. 344-1900 or smee@casadumetz wines.com.
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.
Thurs., May 2: 6:45 to 7:45 Relay for Life of Santa Ynez committeemeeting 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., May 26: noon to 5 p.m. Solvang and Buellton Senior Centers holding second annual Chefs’ Picnic in the Park at Solvang Festival Theater, 420 Second Street, Solvang. Advance tickets are $50; $60 at the door. For tickets, call 688-4571 or 688-3793.
Sun., June 9: “Seniors on Stage” at the Veterans Memorial Hall in Solvang. Fundraiser for Solvang Friendship House. 688-8748.
Fri., Sat., Sun., June 14-16: Live Oak Music Festival at Live Oak Camp near Lake Cachuma. For a complete lineup, tickets and camping information, visit www.liveoakfest.org or call 781-3030.
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.
Sat., July 20: Second annual Santa Ynez Valley Polo Classic at Circle JB Polo Ranch to benefit People Helping People. VIP tickets are $250 per person and include field level parking, a champagne reception, comfortable tented seating, catered lunch, para-charity drawings, and a hat contest. Patron levels, which include VIP polo tickets, tickets to additional PHP events, PHP service sponsorships, and polo program mention are also available. For pricing and availability for Patron opportunities, email Fahim at firstname.lastname@example.org. General admission is $10 and includes nearby parking and shuttle to the field and stadium style seating close to the action. Food and beverages, including beer and wine, available for purchase. For tickets, call Fahim at 686-0295 or visit www.syvphp.org/events/poloclassic . VIP gates open at 10:30 a.m., general admission gates open at 12:15 p.m.; matches begins at 1:30 p.m. The Circle JB Polo Ranch is at 560 McMurray Road in Buellton.
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.
Sat., Aug. 17: Los Olivos Quick Draw, Artwalk and silent auction, live music, food, art demonstrations in Los Olivos.
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.
Galleries & Exhibits
Artists Guild: Guild Room inside Gallery Los Olivos at 2920 Grand Ave., Los Olivos. 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. Featured artist for March is Steven Quartly. 686-2626 or email email@example.com.
Buttonwood Farm Winery: 1500 Alamo Pintado, Solvang. Featured artist for March is Seyburn Zorthian. 688-3032.
Carina Cellars: 2900 Grand Ave., Suite A, Los Olivos. 688-2459.
Centeno Gallery: In the Lompoc Museum, 200 South H Street, Lompoc. New exhibit “Horse Country” runs through June 9. Museum Hours are from 1 to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Friday; from 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. 736-3888.
Corner House Coffee: 2902 San Marcos Ave., Los Olivos. Featured artist for March is Karen Young. 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. Featured for April is Association’s annual Spring Show. Runs through April 28. 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.dig solvang.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. March exhibit “Spring Medley” features the work of Camille Dellar, Sue Johnson, Sheryl Knight and BJ Stapen. Show will run from through March 31. New exhibit for April “Saturated in Joy” by Erin Williams. Artist’s reception from noon to 2 p.m. Sunday, April 14. 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 March is the Lompoc Unified School District “Youth Art Month.” 736-3477.
Imagine Wine & Art Gallery: 3563 Numancia St., Santa Ynez. Featured artist for March is Blake Rankin, sculptor. 688-1769 or www.imaginewine.com.
Los Olivos Cafe: 2879 Grand Ave., Los Olivos. Featured artist for April is Renee Kelleher; showing through May 6. Artist’s reception from 5 to 6:30 p.m. Thursday, April 11. 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. New exhibit “Flowers: Still and Wild” showing through April. 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, “Colossal Collages” by Judy Chapel runs through May 8. Also showing are Dawn Shute’s quirky and endearing auto part sculptures. 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 artists for March are David and Cissy Splindler. 688-7111.
Union Hotel: 362 Bell Street, Los Alamos. Featured artist Liz McDermott will exhibit until April 15. 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.wanderingdogwinebar.com.
Young’s Gallery: 2920 Grand Ave., Los Olivos. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org .
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, “The View From Here” featuring six local artists and their diverse visions of the Santa Ynez Valley. 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 email@example.com or visit www.actorscornercenter.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 “Through the Eyes of a Child — The Quilts of the Family School,” a display of more than 30 quilts, on loan from Family School alumni and Valley families who own them. They will be on display through March 24. 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 March at its new location in Solvang. 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 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.
Alateen meetings are scheduled from 4 to 5 p.m. every Wednesday in the conference room at People Helping People, 545 Alisal Road, Solvang. 286-5507.
Disabled American veterans in need who qualify may apply for financial assistance to The Vance Memorial Fund, Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter 218, P.O. Box 4862, Santa Barbara, CA 93140, Attention: Fred Golin. 740-2024.
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. and at 6 p.m. on Sunday evenings 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.