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Santa Ynez Valley Events Calendar: Places to Go, Things to Do

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Entertainment & Events:

Fri., Sept. 21: 11 a.m. "The 6th annual PHP Golf Tournament" will benefit PHP programs that furnish health care to uninsured children and support healthy lifestyles for youth in the Santa Ynez and Los Alamos Valleys. The golf tournament will be held at the Alisal River Course with tournament sign-in at 11 AM and tee-off at 12 Noon. Registration is currently open for the tournament. Individual tournament fees are $150 per person and $500 for a foursome. Tee sponsorships are available for $250. Additional sponsorship opportunities and registration forms are available by contacting Mary Conway at 805.686.0295 or mary@syvphp.org.

Sat: Sept. 22, Oct. 6, 20, 27, and Nov. 3: Doors open at 5:00 pm with dinner served at 5:30 pm; the show begins at 6:30 pm. "Lompoc Civic Theatre dinner theater production of On Golden Pond" written by Ernest Thompson and directed by Anne F. Ramsey will open at the Ellery Room at The Mission Club. On Golden Pond was a successful Broadway play running for over 150 shows and nominated for both Tony and Drama Desk Awards. In 1981, it was released as a movie with Henry Fonda and Katharine Hepburn in the starring roles, who garnered Best Actor and Best Actress Oscars for their respective performances. Seating is by reservation only. Please call 805-735-2281 for your reservations. Tickets are $55 per person, which includes the play and a three-course dinner catered by Sage Restaurant at The Mission Club, located at 4300 Clubhouse Road Lompoc.

Sat., Sept. 22: 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. "Santa Barbara Natural History Museum’s Renovated Backyard, Nature Club House, and new Butterfly Pavilion Opening" The popular Butterflies Alive! exhibit in the new Butterfly Pavilion will run from Saturday, September 22 to Sunday, October 14, 2018 and will be open daily when the butterflies are most active. The exhibit is free with paid Museum admission. Located just beyond the Pavilion, the renovated and ADA-accessible Museum Backyard is a nature play area nestled in the oak woodland along Mission Creek. It will be open daily from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and is free with paid Museum admission. Visit www.sbnature.org for more information.

Sat., Sept. 22: 2 p.m. to 10 p.m. "The Ya Ya Festival" at the Solvang Festival Theater. Music festival organized by Tales from the Tavern featuring Dave Alvin, Ruthie Foster, Michael On Fire and Steve Poltz; plus music & entertainment, food & drink, arts & crafts: community & good vibrations. Cost $60. Purchase tickets at https://talesfromthetavern.com/tftt-concerts/ or by calling 805-688-0383

Wed., Sept 26: 9 a.m. "Volunteers pack items for the Troops" at Bethania Lutheran Church hall, 608 Atterdag, Solvang. For more information, contact Pat Sullivan at highmeadow1@verizon.net

Thurs., Sept. 27: 7 p.m. "Free lecture on Fire Management and the Future of Southern California’s Sky Islands” by Professor at UCSB’s Department of Ecology, Evolution and Marine Biology, Dr. Samuel Sweet at the Solvang Library, located at 1745 Mission Drive. This lecture will focus on the few remaining sky islands to illustrate what is being lost. The talk will also examine how current fire-management strategies could be modified in order to better protect these imperiled places. For more information about the Santa Ynez Valley Natural History Society and its fall 2018 schedule of lectures and field trips, please visit www.syvnature.org.

Fri, Sept. 28: 8 p.m. "80's band, Air Supply, plays at the Chumash Casino Resort" soft rock duo whose ballads scored eight Top 10 hits in the 1980s, will fill the Samala Showroom with heartfelt lyrics and moving melodies. Tickets for the show are $35, $45 & $55 and are available at the Chumash Casino Resort’s Club Indulge or online at www.chumashcasino.com. Located on Highway 246 in Santa Ynez, California, the Chumash Casino Resort is an age 21-and-older venue. 

Wed, Oct. 3, 10 and 17: 7 p.m. "Free lecture/ film series, Stories of Service and Sacrifice" A series of three events that discuss Native American service in the U.S. Armed Forces at the Grange Hall in Los Olivos. Sponsored by the Los Olivos Community Organization (LOCO) and the Los Olivos Library. For more information, contact 805-688-4214

Friday, Oct. 5: 8 p.m. "Regine Velasquez and Ogie Alcasid perform at Chumash Casino" One of the Philippines most influential power couples in the entertainment industry,to perform in the Samala Showroom. Located on Highway 246 in Santa Ynez, California, the Chumash Casino Resort is an age 21-and-older venue. Tickets for the show are $65, $75 & $85 and are available at the Chumash Casino Resort’s Club Indulge or online at www.chumashcasino.com.

Sat., Oct. 6: 1-4 p.m. "Monday Night Quilters presents Creative Expressions” at Shepherd of the Valley Lutheran Church's Fellowship Hall. For more information, call Shelby at 805 686-0874.

Sat., Oct. 6: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. "Gourd Art Workshop at the Wildling Art Museum" Kathy Badrak participants will create a colorful gourd bowl with a seagrass or a vine rim. Class is suitable for any level of experience with techniques and/or materials. The students should be able to finish their gourd bowl during the class. Students will be furnished with an approximate 6 – 7 inch diameter gourd. Each gourd will have been cut, cleaned and will be class ready. Class size is a max of 12 students and the minimum of 4. Located at the Wildling Art Museum, 1511 Mission Dr # B, Solvang. Tickets available at www.wildlingmuseum.org

Wed., Oct. 10: 7:30-10 p.m. "Solvang Theaterfest Presents Mat Kearney with Special Guest Atlas Genius" performing at Solvang Festival Theater, 420 2nd Street, Solvang.  Soft rocker Kearney has 2.5 million Spotify followers and is touring in support of his 5th album. Atlas Genius is fronted by two brothers from Australia and had a huge hit in “Trojan.”. This is a benefit concert for the theater itself so no outside food/beverage permitted please. Gates open at 6 p.m. Music starts at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $45 and $105 (Golden Circle with post-show reception with the artist). For more information and tickets, go to SolvangFestivalTheater.org or call 805-686-1789.

Sat., Sept. 13: "Fund Raiser at Solvang Veterans memorial Hall for Christmas boxes for the Troops" in isolated, Forward Operating Bases. We also buy toys so that any child whose local parent that is deployed will receive a Christmas present in their name. For more information, contact Pat Sullivan at highmeadow1@verizon.net

Sat., Oct. 13: 2 p.m. - 5 p.m. "Inaugural Solvang Stomp, a “Footie” Wine Harvest Street Festival" featuring a chance to stomp grapes and taste vintages from 25 world-class wineries in downtown Solvang on First Street (between Mission Drive/Hwy 246 & Copenhagen Drive). Solvang Stompers can drink pink in the “I Love Rosé Lounge”; purchase food inside the festival area from Cecco Ristorante’s gourmet pizza oven and popular food trucks California Tacos and First & Oak; participate in the “Lucy & Ricky Ricardo Look-a-Like Contest” plus enjoy live music from bluegrass/Americana folk band Bryan Titus Trio and country/western rockers The Rawhides. All guests will receive a logo wine glass and foot towel plus a ticket to win festive wine-related prizes. Admission for VIP Stompers (limited to only 100 guests) includes early admission at 1:00 p.m. and food taste ticket for $100 per person; general admission tickets from 2:00-5:00 p.m. are $75 per person. Guests must be ages 21 years and older. Discounts for active military members are also offered. Advance ticket purchases are highly recommended online at www.solvangusa.com/STOMP

Sun., Oct. 14: 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. "The Wildling Museum of Art and Nature will hold its annual fall event, The Art of Brunch" This unique brunch experience transforms the Wildling’s first-floor gallery for one day into a delightfully creative social event. The Art of Brunch features a bouquet of quality entertainment that includes live music, multi-sensory art demonstrations, a silent auction, our famous Bloody Mary bar, and unexpected delights. Seating is limited. Visit and purchase tickets at www.wildlingmuseum.org/the-art-of-brunch/?blm_aid=29591

Sat., Oct. 20: "39th Annual Day in the Country Fall Festival" to be held in downtown Los Olivos. Largest Annual Festival will feature morning “Fun Run”, Burrito Breakfast, Small-Town Parade, Vintage Tractor & Antique Car Display, Scarecrow Fest, “Kiddie Korral”, Live Music, 100+ Vendor Booths, Food Trucks, Beer Garden, “Wine Roundup”. For further information contact Anna Ferguson-Sparks, Stiletto Marketing, at 1.877.327.2656 or info@stilettomarketing.com.

Wed., Oct. 24 "Volunteers pack boxes to send to the troops and their K-9 working dogs" All are welcome to participate.  For more information, contact Pat Sullivan at highmeadow1@verizon.net

Wed., Sept. 26: 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. "Buellton Rec goes to Skirball Cultural Center" Join Buellton Rec for an excursion on to the Skirball Cultural Center at the top of the Sepulveda Pass in Los Angeles. Explore 4,000 years of Jewish history through beautiful art, rare artifacts, and special exhibits. The Rec bus will depart from the Buellton Rec Center at 10am and return by 6pm. Cost is $39. Sign up online at buelltonrec.com or call 688-1086 for more information.

Sat., Oct. 27: 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. "Veterans American Legion Post 160 and VFW Post 7139 Formal Military Cannon Ball" at Solvang Veterans Building. Public Invited, Join us to honor local veterans with a fun gala event. No-host bar, dinner, and dancing to 1940’s Rose Garden Dance Band. For $60 paper tickets call Al Salge at 805-245-1763 or $62 on-line tickets at www.SYValleyVets.org.

Tues., Oct. 30: 6:30 p.m "Discover the Maritimes Coastal Wonders group trip orientation, featuring the Cabot Trail" will take place at the Solvang Lutheran Church. The trip is scheduled for June 17 – 27, 2019. The public is invited. $150 discount given per person by registering that evening. To RSVP or for more information, contact Linda Johansen at 805 686-1644 to RSVP. All commission is donated to local non-profit organizations.

Wed., Nov. 14: 9 a.m. "Volunteers pack Christmas boxes for the Troops deployed to remote war zones" Bethania Lutheran Church Hall, 608 atterdag, Solvang. For more information, contact Pat Sullivan at highmeadow1@verizon.net

Running Events:

Through Nov. 12: “Artist’s Choice” exhibit opens at the Judith Hale Gallery. The exhibit highlights the selections made by the artists, “Dirk Foslien, Mary Kay West, Sheryl Knight, Grace Schlesier and Vic Riesau. The Judith Hale Gallery is located within Solvang Antiques at 1693 Copenhagen Drive in Solvang, California. For more information, contact Judith Hale at (805) 686-2322 or visit www.solvangantiques.com

Through Jan. 21, 2019: "Wildling Museum’s newest exhibition: Nature Imagined" A special exhibition that celebrates nature through the vivid imaginations of Cheryl Medow, Ellen Jewett, and Hilary Brace. Inspired by nature, these artists use diverse materials and methods to create environments that engage the imagination.

Santa Ynez Valley Cottage Hospital Free Nutrition & Diabetes Education classes/ Summer - Fall 2018:

Friday, September 21, 2018 from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. – Fats & Oils: Facts & Fictions

Friday, September 28, 2018 from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. – Healthy Autumn Eating Tips

Friday, October 12, 2018 from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. – Sleep and Your Health

Friday, October 19, 2018 from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. –Milk: Dare You Do Dairy or Not?

Friday, October 26, 2018 from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. –The Sugar Blues (Just in time for Halloween)

For more information call 805-688-6431 or visit www.cottagehealth.org/syvch

Santa Ynez Valley Libraries:

Preschool Storytimes: Bringing your preschooler to storytime will help get them ready to read! Stay for a craft or play session afterward and make a new friend. Mondays 11:00 am, Buellton Library, Tuesdays 10:30 am, Solvang Library

Wiggly Storytime: Wednesdays 10:30 am, Solvang Library. Short stories, songs, rhymes, and activities for babies, toddlers and preschoolers. Be ready to participate with your child, and spend some time being silly together.

Tail Waggin’ Tutors: Wednesday Sept. 26, 3:30-4:30pm, Buellton, Thursdays, 3:30 – 4:30 pm, Solvang. Practice reading skills with a furry friend! A great way for young readers to practice: reading aloud to the kindest, least judgmental listeners around. Drop in for a 10-15 minute individual session with a “tutor.”

Coding Club: Saturday September 29, 4-5 pm, at Solvang Library. Will run September 15 through December 1 st, alternating location between Buellton and Solvang Libraries. Contact the library for full description and dates. Registration required, space is limited. Commitment to full series is requested Best for ages 8 and up, participants will work at their own level.

One-on-One Tutoring: E and Audiobooks on your Mobile Device: Tuesdays 5:30-6:30 pm, Buellton Library. Drop in for a free 20 minute session with volunteer Bethany C., and start accessing the library’s free online materials. Bring your device (E-reader, tablet, laptop, or smartphone).

Special Events for Families, Children, Teens and Adults:

Buellton Bookworms Book Club: Friday September 21, 12:30 – 2 pm, Buellton Library. Join our monthly discussions! The September title is The Art of Hearing Heartbeats, by Jan-Philipp Sendker. Copies books can be checked out from the service desk. Meets monthly on third Fridays.

Movie: Won’t You Be My Neighbor? Saturday September 22, 1:00 pm Solvang Library. 2018 Documentary, rated PG-13, 94 minutes. A portrait of the life and work of children's entertainer Fred Rogers, star of “Mister Rogers' Neighborhood.” A former minister, Mister Rogers creatively communicated themes of empathy and acceptance.

National Voter Registration Day: Tuesday, September 25 during open hours at both Buellton and Solvang Libraries Non-partisan Information and registration help from volunteers. Assisted by the League of Women Voters of Santa Barbara.

Music Together: Wednesday September 26, 10:30-11:30 am Solvang Library. A music participation program for you and your baby/toddler/preschooler. Diane Byington of Solvang Conservatory shares songs, instrument play, rhythm chants and movement in a relaxed, playful setting. Caregiver participation required. Pre-registration guarantees a spot.

Samuel Sweet: Fire Management & Southern California’s Sky Islands. Thursday September 27 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm, Solvang Library (Superior Courtroom). A free lecture with Dr. Samuel Sweet of UCSB, who will describe Southern California’s “sky islands” — ridgelines and mountaintops that support isolated relict coniferous forests and plant communities with high levels of biodiversity—and how these are being lost to wildfires. Sweet will also examine how changes in current fire-management strategies may better protect these imperiled places. Co-Sponsored by the Santa Ynez Valley Natural History Society. For adults and students 12 and up.

Galleries:

Art Hus: 475 First St., Solvang. Features local artists’ fine art and handmade crafts. Daily 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. 805-686-1892.

Cypress Gallery: 119 E. Cypress Ave., Lompoc. Open noon to 4 p.m., Tuesday through Sunday. 805-737-1129.

Fine Art Nature and Landscape Photography by Christopher L.T. Brown: 446 Alisal Road., Suite 19, Solvang. Thursday through Monday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.; private viewings by appointment. 805-694-8626 visit TychoBrown.com.

Santa Ynez Valley Arts Association: 2920 Grand Ave., Los Olivos. Daily 10 am. to 5 p.m. Showcases the work of 40 regional artists; its Guild Room is home of the Artist Guild of the Santa Ynez Valley.

Gerlach Photography Gallery: 1539 Mission Drive, Solvang. Large format photography of the Santa Ynez Valley by Philip Gerlach. 805-693-0031.

Inez Gallery: 2446 Alamo Pintado, Los Olivos. Fine art and handmade goods. Thurs. through Sun. 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. 805-688-8884.

Judith Hale Gallery: 1693 Copenhagen Drive, Solvang. Inside Solvang Antiques. Contemporary art including traditional and Western themes. Daily 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. 805-688-1222.

Pavlov Art Gallery: 1608 Copenhagen Dr., Solvang. Original artwork by contemporary artists in various styles and mediums. Daily 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. 805-686-1080..

Solvang Antiques Fine Art Gallery: 1693 Copenhagen Drive, Solvang. Exhibiting original works dating back to the 18th C. Daily 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. 805-686-2322 or visit solvangantiques.com.

The C Gallery: 466 Bell St., Los Alamos. Contemporary art with contemplative edge. Wednesday and Thursday 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., Friday, Saturday, Sunday noon-5 p.m. 805-344-3807 or connie@thecgallery.com.

Zaca Creek Art Gallery: 91 Second St., Suite C, Buellton. Monday through Friday 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., weekends by appointment. 805-688-2270.

Museums:

Buellton Historical Society: Upstairs at Pea Soup Andersen’s, Buellton. Daily 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. sorensam@verizon.net

Neal Taylor Nature Center: Tuesday through Sunday. 805-693-0691 or visit clnaturecenter.org.

Elverhoj Museum of History and Art: 1624 Elverhoj Way, Solvang. Wednesday through Sunday 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.; private tours by appointment. 805-686-1211.

Hans Christian Andersen Museum: Upstairs at The Book Loft, 1680 Mission Drive, Solvang. Wednesday through Sunday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. 805-688-2052.

La Purisima Mission State Historic Park: 2295 Purisima Road, Lompoc. Exhibits showcase the history from its founding to the present. Call for hours. 805-733-3713

Old Mission Santa Ines: 1760 Mission Drive. Self-guided tours of the museum daily 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. 805-688-4815.

Santa Ynez Valley Historical Museum & Parks-Janeway Carriage House: 3596 Sagunto St., Santa Ynez. Wednesday through Sunday noon to 4 p.m. 805-688-7889 or visit santaynezmuseum.org.

Solvang Vintage Motorcycle Museum: 320 Alisal Road, Solvang. Vintage and rare motorcycles including European race bikes. Saturday- Sunday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. 805-686-9522 or visit motosolvang,com

Wildling Art Museum: 1511-B Mission Drive, Solvang. Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Saturday-Sunday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. 805-688-1082 or visit www.wildlingmuseum.org.

Ongoing:

Daily: Cachuma Lake Recreation Area offers wildlife cruises, fishing, nature walks, Junior Rangers, and a hands-on Nature Center and boat rentals. 805-688-4515 or visit countyofsb.org/parks.

Daily: Clairmont Lavendar Farms. 2480 Roblar Ave., Los Olivos. Wednesday to Monday, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Call 805-688-7505 or visit clairmontfarms.com.

Daily: Life Enrichment Day Care program for dependent seniors at Friendship House, 880 Friendship La., Solvang. 805-688-8748.

Daily: OstrichLand USA. 610 E. Highway 246, Solvang. Feed ostriches, gift shop, fresh ostrich and emu eggs. Open 9 a.m. to dusk. Call 805-686-9696 or visit ostrichlandusa.com.

Daily: Segway Tours of Solvang. 453 Atterdag Road, Solvang. Call 805-688-8899 or visit www.advoutwest.com/ca-tours/ca-segway.html

Daily: Wheel Fun Rentals. Four-wheeled surrey and cruiser bike rentals. 9 a.m. to dusk. 475 First St., Solvang. Call 688-0091 or visit wheelfunrentals.com

Daily: Zaca Creek Nine Hole Public Golf Course. Daily sunrise to sunset. No tee times. 223 Shadow Mountain Drive, Buellton. 805-691-9272 or 805-720-4080.

Daily: AA (Alcoholics Anonymous) meetings. 688-4304 for times and locations.

Sundays: 8-10 a.m. Santa Ynez Valley Cars & Coffee. Classic, sports and muscle cars, coffee, and camaraderie. El Rancho Marketplace. For more information, call Peter at 805-451-4163 or Phil at 805-801-1736.

Sundays: FAA (Food Addicts Anonymous) meets at 6 p.m. at the Santa Ynez Valley Alano Club, 320 Alisal Road, Solvang. 805-757-7783 or visit foodaddicts anonymous.org.

Mondays: 6:30 p.m. Divorce Care Support Group; 805-688-5171 to register.

Mondays: Senior t’ai chi classes at the Solvang Senior Center. 688-1086.

Mondays: Buellton 4-H meets on the third Monday of the month at 7:30 p.m. at Buellton Senior Center. 805-688-6180 or email buellton4h@yahoo.com.

Mondays: Lucky Clover 4-H meets the first Monday of every month at 7 p.m. at the Grange in Los Olivos. Contact Cameme Haws at 805-688-6021 or heehaws@comcast.net.

Mondays: Friendship House Auxiliary meets second Monday of the month at 9:30 a.m. at Netzer House. 805-688-8748 or info@friendshiphouse.com.

Mondays: Los Alamos Senior Center is open Monday to Friday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Saturday 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. to anyone who quilts, knits, crochets. Drop-ins welcome. For more information, call 805-662-8920.

Mondays and Thursdays: Arthritis Foundation’s Exercise Program at Solvang Senior Center, 1745 Mission Drive, Solvang. 10:15-11:15 a.m. 805-688-3793.

Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays: Stress relief; Meditation Mondays; Tapping Tuesdays; Chakra Thursdays at Valley Holistic Healing, 6:30-7:30 p.m. Hwy. 246, Buellton. 805-245-8906.

Monday-Friday: Insight Martial Arts/SYV Cultural Center 3595 Numancia St., Santa Ynez. Call for schedule. 805-686-1111.

Tuesdays: 6:30 p.m. "Women’s Moon Cycle.” Series of talks on: Coming of Age for girls, Women’s Cycles, Fertility and Menopause. Hosted by Barbara Hannelore and held bi-weekly at Valley Holistic Healing in Buellton. Call 805-698-4939; or visit www.womenswaymooncycles.com

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

Tuesdays: Refresher course in bridge and poker, Solvang Senior Center, 1 p.m. 805-688-3793.

Tuesdays: 5:30-6:30 p.m. “One-on-One Tutoring: E and Audiobooks on your Mobile Device.” Drop in for a free 20 minute session with volunteer Bethany C., and start accessing the library’s free online materials. Bring your device (E-reader, tablet, laptop, or smartphone). Buellton Library, 140 W. Highway 246, Buellton; 805-688-3115.

Tuesdays: Alzheimer’s Association Support Group; first and third Tuesdays, 2-3:30 p.m., Solvang Friendship House; 805-688-8748.

Tuesdays: Senior $7 dinner at Buellton Senior Center on the fourth Tues. of the month. Wine included. Raffle. 164 W. Hwy. 246, Buellton. 805-688-4571.

Tuesdays: Santa Ynez Valley Youth Coalition meets quarterly, on the fourth Tues. of January, March, June and September, 3:30 p.m. at People Helping People, 545 Alisal Road, Solvang. Contact Mary Conway at 805-686-0295 or mary@syvphp.com.

Tuesdays: Atterdag Village of Solvang Auxiliary meets on the first Tuesday of each month in the Don Sorenson Living Room at Atterdag Village at 4 p.m. 805-686-1644.

Tuesdays: Santa Ynez Valley Cycling Club ride leaves at 5:30 p.m. from Dr. J’s Cyclery at 1693 Mission Drive, Solvang. 805-688-6263.

Tuesdays: Santa Ynez Valley Master Chorale rehearsals at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Janin Acres. 7:00 - 9:00 p.m. Details are online at syvchorale.org or by email at info@syvchorale.org.

Wednesdays: Senior-oriented wood working classes. Learn wood working from a senior along with veneering, construction and finishes. 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.; senior rate; 900 McMurray Road, Unit 3, Buellton. For more information call 805-325-3645 or email americanartistryinwood@gmail.com.

Wednesdays: Rotary Club of Santa Ynez Valley. Meets Wednesday at noon at Roots 246, Solvang. www.santaynezvalleyrotary.org.

Wednesdays: Manga Club. For young adults and teens who like to draw Manga-style art. Materials provided. Solvang Library. For more information, call 805-688-4214.

Wednesdays: Knitting, crocheting, embroidery at the Buellton Senior Center. 1 p.m. 154 W. Hwy 246, Buellton. 805-688-4571.

Wednesdays: “Support the Troops” meets the fourth Wednesday of every month at 11 a.m. at 4245 Baseline Ave., Santa Ynez, to assemble packages for the troops. Call Shirley Hollister at 805-688-3967.

Wednesdays: Healing Hearts Grief Support Group with Mary Kappmeyer-Curl, certified counselor at the SYV Presbyterian Church, 1825 Alamo Pintado, Solvang, 2-4 p.m. 805-693-0244.

Wednesdays: Solvang Farmers Market, First Street, between Copenhagen Drive and Mission, 2:30-6 p.m.

Wednesdays: The Santa Ynez Valley Women's Network, informal forum for female entrepreneurs to help grow their businesses, meets for dinner on the second Wednesday of each month, 6-8 p.m. 805-688-9571.

Wednesdays: Dinner at Buellton Senior Center. 5:30 p.m. on 3rd Wed. of the month. 164 W. Hwy 246, Buellton. 805-688-4571.

Wednesdays: Al-Anon and Al-Ateen meets at 7:30 p.m. at St. Mark’s-in-the-Valley Episcopal Church, 2901 Nojoqui, Los Olivos. 805-757-7783.

Wednesdays: West Coast Swing Dancing lessons at the Solvang Veterans Memorial Building. Beginners, 7 p.m., Intermediate at 7:30 p.m. Registration through Solvang Parks and Recreation Department 805-688-7529 or email: rufeseens@aol.com.

Wednesdays: 3:30-4:30 p.m. “Reading with Dogs.” Our Tail Waggin’ Tutors help young readers practice reading skills by reading aloud to the kindest, least judgmental listeners around. Drop in for a 10-15 minute individual session with a “tutor.” Buellton Library, 140 W. Highway 246, Buellton; 805-688-3115.

Thursdays: Easy Does It Chair Exercises at Buellton Senior Center. 10 a.m. 164 W. Hwy. 246, Buellton. 805-688-4571.

Thursdays (first 3 Thursdays of each month): Buellton Rotary Club meets weekly at 7:30 am. at Pea Soup Andersen's in Buellton, contact Judy Blokdyk 805-280-2466, www.BuelltonRotaryClub.org.

Thursdays: 3:30-4:30 p.m. “Reading with Dogs.” Our Tail Waggin’ Tutors help young readers practice reading skills by reading aloud to the kindest, least judgmental listeners around. Drop in for a 10-15 minute individual session with a “tutor.” Solvang Library, 1745 Mission Drive, Solvang; 805-688-4214.

Thursdays: SYV Wind Ensemble concert band meets at the SYVUHS Music Room at 7 p.m. Looking for musicians to join. For more information, call 805-403-7732 or visit valleywind.weebly.com.

Thursdays: Santa Ynez Valley Elks Lodge No. 2640 meets the first and third Thursdays of the month at 7 p.m. 805-688-3448.

Thursdays: Rotary Club of Los Olivos meetings at the Grange, 2374 Alamo Pintado Road, Los Olivos, 5:15 p.m. 805-688-0658.

Thursdays: Lions Club of Santa Ynez meets the first and third Thursday of the month at 11:30 a.m. at Church at the Crossroads, Buellton. 805-680-7742.

Thursdays: Texas Hold ‘Em Poker at the Solvang Senior Center. 1-3 p.m. 805-688-3793.

Friday through Mondays: Solvang Trolley & Carriage. Explore Solvang via a 20-minute narrated tour aboard a vintage trolley drawn by Belgian draft horses. Board at Copenhagen Drive near Solvang Visitors Center. Noon-5 p.m. every 35 mins. 805-794-8958 or go to: www.solvangtrolley.com

Fridays: Bingo at the Buellton Senior Center, 164 W. Hwy. 246. 1-3 p.m. 805-688-4571.

Fridays: Live music at Carr Winery Warehouse, 3563 Numancia St., Santa Ynez. 6-8 p.m. For more information, visit carrwinery.com.

Saturdays: Santa Ynez Valley Cycling Club weekly group ride leaves from Dr. J's Bicycle Shop, 1693 Mission Drive, Solvang at 9 a.m. 805-688-6263 or 805-686-9770.

Saturdays: “Third Saturdays” in Los Alamos. Once a month shops in Los Alamos stay open until 8 p.m. 805-344-3807.

Saturday: Every 2nd Saturday through December from noon to 5 p.m. - "2nd Saturday Artisans." Original handmade works of art for show and sale at the Grange Hall, 2374 Alamo Pintado Road in Los Olivos. For more information: info@santaynezvalleyarts.org

Saturdays: Edward Jorgensen Wood Working Classes. Learn veneering, light construction, finishes. Make your own small project. We supply tools. 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.; 900 McMurray Road, Unit 3, Buellton. Call 805-325-3645 or email americanartistryinwood@gmail.com for more information.

Saturday and Sundays: Santa Barbara Soaring. Glider rides at the Santa Ynez Airport. 805-688-2517 or visit www.sbsoaring.com.

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