Calendar forms are available at the Valley News office. Listings are limited to the Santa Ynez Valley and Los Alamos. Deadline for submission is noon Friday prior to publication. For more information, call Pamela at 688-5522, ext. 6006, or email pdozois@syvnews.com.


Special Events

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@casadumetzwines.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: 1 to 3 p.m. Free workshop with Dennis Beebe to build your own bluebird nest box on the Solvang Library patio at 1745 Mission Drive, Solvang. Materials and tools supplied. Open to adults and children ages 10 and up. Space is limited; advance registration is required at 688-4214 or www.sbplibrary.org. Rain postpones the workshop to Feb. 23.

Sat., Feb. 16: 9 to 11:30 a.m. Wildling Museum hosting “Fluent Nature with Fred and Larry,” a trip to Rancho Arbolado, a private historic ranch. Pre-registration strongly recommended as class size is limited. Visit www.wildlingmuseum.org or call 686-8315.

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@artsoutreach.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.

Wed. Feb. 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.

Fri., March 1: 5:30 p.m. “Words to Live By” speaker series at Babi’s Tasting Room, 448 Bell St., Suite B, Los Alamos. Topic is “Tribal Trust and the Lessons of Indigenous Cultures.” 344-1900 or smee@casadumetzwines.com.

Fri., Mar. 1: 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., 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.

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 “Return to Freedom American Wild Horse Sanctuary” with Jessica Schley. 344-1900 or smee@casadumetzwines.com.

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.

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 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.

Galleries & Exhibits

Artists Guild: Guild Room inside Gallery Los Olivos at 2920 Grand Ave., Los Olivos. Group showing for February. 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 February is Karin Aggeler; for March is Steven Quartly. 686-2626 or email events@artiste.com.

Buttonwood Farm Winery: 1500 Alamo Pintado, Solvang. Featured artist for February 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 titled “African American Arts Exposition: Rooted in the Past, Growing Towards the Future” featuring paintings, photographs, sculptures, historic objects that tell the story of the African American community from its African roots to its current American experience; runs through March 3; reception honoring Club Arcturus and the Hudson Institute from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 17. 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 February is Richard Rice. 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 February is a group display by members titled “Everything Red or Pink.” Open House on Saurday and Sunday, Feb. 9 and 10. 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. February exhibit is a new-members show “New Perspectives” featuring Cheryl Ambrecht, Claudia Chapman, Brenda Geneau, Morgan Green, Sue Johnson, Jill Targer, and Randee Ward. 688-7517 or visit www.gallerylosolivos.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 February is Lompoc Photography Guild. 736-3477.

Imagine Wine & Art Gallery: 3563 Numancia St., Santa Ynez. Featured artist for February is Blake Rankin, sculptor. 688-1769 or www.imaginewine.com.

Los Olivos Cafe: 2879 Grand Ave., Los Olivos. Featured artist for February is Danny Hughes. 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. The gallery 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, “Memory in Transition” by father/daughter team of Albert and Jessie McCurdy. 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 February 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.wanderingdog wine bar.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 youngsgallery@yahoo.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.

Museums

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 info@actorscornercenter.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.santaynezmuseum.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.

 Ongoing

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.

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.foodaddictsanonymous.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.

Mondays: 7:30 p.m. Buellton 4-H meets on the third Monday of the month at Buellton Senior Center. Contact Ali or Tamara at 688-6180 or email buellton4h@yahoo.com.

Mondays: 7 p.m. Lucky Clover 4H meets the first Monday of every month at the Grange Hall in Los Olivos. Email carlene@santaynezvalley.com

Mondays: 9:30 a.m. Friendship House Auxiliary meets the second Monday of the month at Netzer House. 688-4527.

Monday: 4 p.m. Grief Group led by Dr. Doug Smith meets the third Monday of each month in the chapel at St. Mark’s Church in Los Olivos; www.smitv .org or 688-4454.

Mondays: noon Game Day sponsored by Friendship House Auxiliary meets the first Monday of each month at Rancho Santa Ynez Mobile Estates club house. Call Phoebe at 688-3325.

Mondays: 10 a.m. to noon. United Voluntary Services (UVS) meets the first and the fourth Monday of each month to roll bandages for Direct Relief International. Volunteers needed. 686-1965.

Mondays and Tuesdays and Wednesdays: 9 a.m. to noon “Mom’s Day Out” A morning out for moms while their kids have their own special time with crafts, playtime with their own age group and a snack all in a supervised, safe, nurturing environment at the Presbyterian Church. Cost is $10 per child. To reserve space, call 688-6323. Reservations required. Cost is $10 per child. Call Lis Wilson at 757-2797.

Mondays and Wednesdays: 11 a.m. to noon Cancer Center of Santa Barbara sponsoring North County Well-Fit Program at the Stuart C. Gildred Family YMCA, 900 North Refugio Road, Solvang. Designed for anyone who has been diagnosed with cancer in the past nine months. Participants will work with trainers in a small group to develop a personalized fitness routine. Also held Tuesdays and Thursdays from 11 a.m. to noon at the Walnut Pier Health Club, 803 East Walnut Ave., Lompoc. To register call 898-2116, email events@ccsb.org, or visit www.ccsb.org.

Mondays and Wednesdays: Noon to 1 p.m. Warm Water Pool Exercise classes led by a certified instructor through the Arthritis Foundation. Classes are for anyone dealing with stiffness and joint pain due to aging, arthritis, fibromyalgia, hip/knee pain and/or replacement, back and neck pain, stroke, etc. Call Sharon at 693-1636.

Monday, Wednesday, Friday: By appointment only. Santa Ynez Valley Cottage Hospital offers ongoing outpatient cardiac rehab services. Cardiac rehab is a medically supervised exercise and education program to help cardiac patients resume full and active lives. Medicare and most insurance companies will cover most or all of the costs. A doctor’s referral is required; 688-6431, ext. 73990

Mondays and Thursdays: 10:15 to 11:15 a.m. The Arthritis Foundation’s Exercise Program (formerly known as PACE) has ongoing classes at the Solvang Senior Center at 1745 Mission Drive, Solvang. Classes use gentle activities to help increase joint flexibility and range of motion, maintain muscle strength and improve overall stamina. Classes are free and open to everyone. To register, call 688-3793.

Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays: 9:15 a.m. Exercise for Life classes (for women) taught by Barbara Owens, in the Church at the Crossroads multipurpose room, 246 La Lata Drive in Buellton. 688-8027 or visit www.churchatthe crossroads.org .

Mondays and Fridays: Free assistance for the preparation of federal and state income tax forms will be available from Feb. 4 through April 12 at the Solvang Senior Center for low and middle income taxpayers with special attention to those 60 and older. By appointment only; afternoons only. 688-3793.

Tuesdays: A film about natural childbirth will be shown the first Tuesday of every month at Imagine, 3563 Numancia St., No. 103, in Santa Ynez. Meet local healthy-birth advocates and receive resource lists, discussion and more. Free; 448-0136 or on Facebook: Confident Childbirth.

Tuesdays: 5 p.m. Santa Ynez Valley Cycling Club weekly ride leaves from Dr. J’s Cyclery at 1693 Mission Drive, Solvang. Call Corey Evans at Dr. J’s, 688-6263.

Tuesdays: Alzheimer’s Association Support Group; 2 to 3:30 p.m., first and third Tuesdays, Solvang Friendship House; 688-8748.

Tuesdays: 4 p.m. Santa Ynez Valley Youth Coalition meets quarterly, on the fourth Tuesday of January, March, June and September, at People Helping People, 545 Alisal Road, Solvang. The coalition seeks to reduce substance abuse among Valley youth. Call Mary Conway at 686-0295.

Tuesdays: 9 to 11 a.m. Solvang Senior Center holds knitting group. All are welcome. 688-3793.

Tuesdays: Refresher Course in Bridge meets Tuesdays at 1 p.m. or after lunch. Solvang Senior Center, 1745 Mission Drive. 688-3793.

Tuesdays: 6 p.m. sharp. Play Cribbage at Mi Amore Pizza, 1321 North H St., Lompoc. Sponsored by the Lompoc Cribbage Club. New members needed. 588-2194.

Tuesdays: 7:15 a.m. Solvang Rotary meetings at Alisal River Grill in Solvang. www.solvangrotary.com

Tuesdays: SYV Women’s Tennis Club, SYV High School courts, 8 to 10 a.m. Looking for new players. 686-1454.

Tuesdays: 2 p.m. Arthritis Foundation tai chi classes at Friendship House in Solvang; $3 per class. Arthritis tai chi is geared for people with physical limitations such as arthritis, fibromyalgia, stiffness, hip/knee replacement, stroke, etc. 693-1636.

Tuesdays: 7:30 p.m. Santa Ynez Valley Chorale rehearsals at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Janin Acres. 350-4241.

Tuesdays: 9:30 to 11 a.m. Santa Ynez Christian Women’s Connection meets the third Tuesday of each month at the Little Red House at 555 Atterdag, Solvang. Childcare provided with advance reservation. Call Mary at 693-0244; $5 donation requested.

Tuesdays: 4 to 5:30 p.m. Old Mission Santa Ines Catholic Boys and Girls Club. St. Francis Boys Club and St. Agnes Girls Club will be held every Tuesday afternoon for children in 4th and 5th grades who have received Holy Communion. Club members will learn more about the Catholic Faith while taking part in service projects and special outings. They will make arts and crafts to take to the elderly in the local rest homes, help to feed and clothe the poor and take part in sports and recreation along with Bible study. To enroll, call 688-4138.

Tuesdays: 4 p.m. Atterdag Village of Solvang Auxiliary meets on the first Tuesday of each month in the Don Sorenson Living Room at Atterdag Village. New members are welcome. Call Linda Johansen at 686-1644.

Tuesdays and Wednesdays: 11 a.m. Preschool Storytime — stories and songs for ages 2 to 5 followed by a short craft afterward at Solvang Library, 1745 Mission Drive. 688-4214.

Tuesdays or Wednesdays: 6 to 7:30 p.m. New Frontiers holding free seminars on health, nutrition, ecological, environmental and community concerns.

Tuesdays and Thursdays: 8 to 9:30 a.m. Tai Chi class with Steve Dunlap in the Buellton Recreation Center. $30 for eight classes. 735-7069 or 688-1086.

Tuesdays and Thursdays: Buellton Rec sponsoring Kung Fu Classes from 2 to 3 p.m. at the Buellton Rec, 301 2nd Street, Buellton, Room B, for 4 to 6 year olds and from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. and from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m., at the Solvang Vets Hall for 7 to 14 year olds. Call Barbara at Buellton Rec, 688-1086.

Wednesdays: The Heart Link Network, an informal forum for female entrepreneurs to help grow their businesses, meets for dinner on the first Wednesday of each month. More information at www.93463.theheartlink network.com or call Margee Lennard at 688-9571.

Wednesdays: 6 p.m. Santa Ynez Valley Cycling Club’s weekly women’s ride leaves from Dr. J’s Cyclery at 1693 Mission Drive, Solvang. Call Corey Evans at Dr. J’s, 688-6263.

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