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

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Entertainment & Events:

Sun, Jul 22: 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. "The Art of Listening" Step off the grid for a day and expand the way you listen to yourself and others. Contact for Santa Ynez Valley-based location. For more information about classes and events through Cal-Folk of Los Alamos, email LearnStuff@Cal-Folk.com; contact at 805-635-7315 or visit www.cal-folk.com. Class fees vary and go to pay instructors and cover event costs.

Wed., July 25: 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. "Music Together" at 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.

Fri., July 27: 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. "Justin DiPego's Seven O'clock Man book signing" at the Book Loft. DiPego is an author, screenwriter, horseman and artist with a passion for storytelling across multiple genres and media. He will sign his new novel. Find out more at JustinDiPego.com. Visit with Justin and get a copy of Seven O'Clock Man signed.

Fri., July 27 through Aug. 26 "Mamma Mia! plays at the Solvang Festival Theater" It spins and sparkles into the ultimate feel-good smash-hit musical for summer 2018. The energy and charm of ABBA’s songs propel this enchanting tale with love, laughter and friendship. In 2002, "Mamma Mia!" was nominated for five Tony Awards, three Drama Desk Awards and two Outer Critics Circle Awards. For more information, visit pcpa.org/mammamia.html. For tickets, call the box office at 805-922-8313.

Sat., July 28: 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. "Buellton Celebrates 16th Annual BBQ Bonanza!" at River View Park. Get ready to have a blast at the 16th Annual Buellton Barbecue Bonanza!! Enjoy a FREE BBQ with your friends and neighbors courtesy of the City of Buellton. Bring a dessert to share while you meet and greet other members of the community. There will also be kids’ games and live music! Business and community organizations are welcome to participate, just call Kyle at 688-1086 to reserve a space.

Sat., July 28: 10:30 -11:30 am "Luce Puppets: Cinderella Builds Her Dream!" Solvang Library. An all-dog fairy tale from this whimsical and original puppeteer. Best for ages 3 and up.

Sat., July 28: 1 p.m. to 3:15 p.m., "Movie: The Black Panther" Solvang Library. 2018’s groundbreaking superhero adventure, Rated PG-13, 135 min

Sat., July 28: 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. "14th Annual Buellton BBQ Bonanza" Enjoy a FREE BBQ lunch with friends and neighbors courtesy of City of Buellton. Bring a dessert to share while you listen to music and visit with your community members. There will be a chocolate chip cookie contest. Kid games and water fun at the park. Business and community organizations are welcome to participate at no cost. Call Kyle at 688-1086 to reserve a space.

Sat., July 28, 4 p.m. "Local artist Nancy Yaki presenting a dialogue at the Elverhøj Museum" titled “The Process is the Destination.” She will discuss all aspects of how she chooses composition, imagery, and then what specific techniques set her apart from other artists. There will be a social hour following the discussion with beverages and nibbles available. Guests will be able to chat with Nancy and enjoy the museum and garden after hours. This event is free and open to the public. Located at 1624 Elverhoy Way, Solvang; Suggested donation is $5. More information at www.elverhoj.org.

Sat., Jul 28: 9 a.m. "The fourth annual Vintners 5 Miler and Finish Line Festival" to take place at Sanford Winery and Vineyards.  This unique running event, hosted by Santa Barbara Vintners Foundation, starts at in front of the winery and covers a five mile course suitable for runners of all abilities. Runners and walkers of all ages are eligible to participate.  Registration for the event is available at www.sbvintnersrun.com.  The Santa Barbara Vintners Foundation welcomes event sponsors from the local community. If your company is interested, please contact Elaina Kroll at elaina@sbvf.org.

Sat, Jul 28, 9 a.m. to Jul 29, noon "Bread Boards & Pizza Peels" Design and finish your own bread board or Pizza Peel in this two-day class. Contact for Los Alamos-based location. For more information about classes and events through Cal-Folk of Los Alamos, email LearnStuff@Cal-Folk.com; contact at 805-635-7315 or visit www.cal-folk.com. Class fees vary and go to pay instructors and cover event costs.

Mon., July 30: 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. "Science Tellers’ "Wild West: The Mystery of the Golden Piano" Buellton Library Wednesday August 1, 10:30 – 11:30 am Solvang Library. With the help of audience volunteers, Science Tellers conduct science experiments to bring an exciting story to life! For ages 5 and up.

Tues., July 31: 6:30 p.m. "Cultural Treasures of Japan video orientation" presented at the Solvang Lutheran Church Parish Hall by Linda Johansen. The scheduled group trip to Japan is slated for March 3 – 16, 2019. Those registering for the trip that evening with a deposit and cancellation insurance will receive a $150 discount per person. RSVP to Linda Johansen at 805 686-1644 to attend. (Highlights of the trip will be: Tokyo, Asakusa and Yanaka Ginza, a Tea Ceremony, Hakone, Lake Ashi Cruise, Scenic Cable Car, Matsumoto Castle, Takayama, Hida Beef Dinner and Sake Tasting, Shirakawa-go, Kanazawa, Kyoto, Bullet Train, Hiroshima and the Peace Memorial, all gratuities except for guides and bus driver and a Geisha Show.)

Fri., Aug 3: 8 p.m. "Pinoy pop singers Kuh Ledesma and Zsa Zsa Padilla, joined by comedians Nanette Inventor and Mitch Valdesat perform" at the Chumash Casino Resort’s Samala Showroom. Tickets for the show are $45, $55 & $65. Located on Highway 246 in Santa Ynez, California, the Chumash Casino Resort is an age 21-and-older venue. Tickets for all events are available at the Chumash Casino Resort’s Club Indulge or online at www.chumashcasino.com.

Sat., Aug. 4 and Tues., Aug. 7: 7 p.m. "Local Santa Ynez writer and filmmaker Gary Robinson of Tribal Eye Productions to screen two new films" He will screen "Telling the Truth about California Missions" and "Tears of our Ancestors: Healing from Historical Trauma." With support from the Barbareno Chumash Council, first screenings set for the Santa Barbra Unitarian Society. Screenings are free and open to the public. For more information contact Gary at garyd1123@gmail.com

Tues., August 7: drop-off "Stuffed Animal Sleepover!" Solvang Library (Pickup after 12 noon next day August 8) Drop off your favorite stuffed animal for a night of fun at the library. When you pick them up the next day, we’ll have photos for you of the animals’ antics! (If you don’t have a stuffed animal, the library can lend you one!)

Thurs., Aug. 9: 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. "Santa Maria Style Tri-Tip BBQ with “Just Dave” Country Band Featuring lead singer, acoustic guitarist and out-of-this-world harmonica player "Just" Dave Bernal, this band plays some high-energy rockin' and legit country tunes, as well as some fun originals. For ticket purchases and any questions, please call Summer Supper Concert Series event coordinator Yvonne Lowe at 805-688-1815 or yvonne@smitv.org or the St. Mark’s office at 805-688-4454; or visit www.smitv.org and https://www.smitv.org/syv-summer-supper-concerts.html

August 11: 2 p.m. to 3 p.m., Solvang Library; Saturday August 18, 2-3 p.m., Buellton Library. "Duct Tape Maker Craft: Saturday" As The Mythbusters said, "Duct Tape is like The Force: It has a light side, a dark side, and it holds the universe together." Use this versatile material to make a durable, multipurpose pouch. All materials and instructions provided; older participants are encouraged to imagine their own design features.. Best for ages 8 and up, younger children may participate with an adult. Space is limited, please make a reservation

Sun., Aug. 12: 3 p.m. to 5 p.m."7th Annual Jazz & Beyond concert series presents: The Kristin Korb Trio" performing under the oaks in the Solvang Festival Theater’s Patron’s Garden, 420 2nd Street, Solvang. Straight from Denmark, the Kristin Korb and her talented supporting musicians are making their first-ever appearance in Solvang. Gates open at 2:30 p.m. Tickets are $30. Wine, beer & cheese/fruit plates available for purchase. For more information and tickets, go to SolvangFestivalTheater.org or call 805-686-1789.

Mon., August 13: drop-off "Stuffed Animal Sleepover!" Buellton Library (Pickup 11:30 am next day August 14) Drop off your favorite stuffed animal for a night of fun at the library. When you pick them up the next day, we’ll have photos for you of the animals’ antics! (If you don’t have a stuffed animal, the library can lend you one!)When you pick up, our Tail Waggin’ Tutor, Poppy will be waiting for you and your stuffed animal to come read to her!

Tues., August 14: 10:30 a.m."Juggler David Cousin & End of Summer Party" at Solvang Library. Comedy juggler David Cousin holds five world records in juggling! His hilarious and awe-inspiring comedy juggling act delights children and adults alike. All ages welcome! Event will be outside on lawn- bring a blanket to sit on.

Fri. through Sun., Aug 17-19: "Wine & Fire" Wine and Fire Events are just around the corner. Enjoy a weekend of wine related activities, everything from a Barn Party, Speed tasting & Lunch with a winemaker to the Grand tasting at the La Purisima Mission. Event information and ticketing is available at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/wine-and-fire-in-the-sta-rita-hills-wine-country-2018-tickets-46013953975

Wed., August 22: 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. "Music Together" at 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.

Saturday August 25: 1p.m. to 3 p.m. "Movie Afternoon!" Film TBA. Solvang Library

Tues., August 28: 7-9 p.m. "Chorale Holiday Concert Rehearsals Start Tonight!" Rehearsals start tonight for the SYV Master Chorale's holiday concerts. Be a part of the Chorale's 40th anniversary celebration, rehearse with a fun loving group and present Bach’s Magnificant and other Holiday favorites in December. If you can read music and enjoy singing celebrated classical and contemporary pieces, rehearsing to master singing techniques and sharing music with others in performances, now is the perfect time to sing with the Chorale. Rehearsals are every Tuesday from 7 – 9 pm at Church of Jesus Christ of the Latter-day Saints, 2672 Janin Way, Solvang. More information at www.syvchorale.org. Email for questions or interest to info@syvchorale.org

Fri., Sept. 7: 5:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. "Buellton Crab Feast! at Zaca Creek Golf Course" Hosted by the Buellton Rec Center to wrap up their 10 year Anniversary. This is the first of its kind for Buellton. Come enjoy a great crab dinner, live entertainment and raffle prizes. Tickets are $55 and you may purchase your tickets in advance as seating is limited. Tickets available at https://www.buelltonrec.com/buellton/Event/#top or at the following locations: Buellton City Hall, Buellton Senior Center, Buellton Rec Center and Buellton Chamber of Commerce. A portion of the proceeds will benefit the local Buellton PTSA.

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

Running Events:

Through Sun., July 22: 8 p.m. "Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike" plays at the Solvang Festival Theater. Show advisory: While appropriate for children 14 years and older, this romantic comedy is best enjoyed by adults due to the subject matter and some adult language. 2013 Tony Award for Best Play. For tickets or more information, call 805-922-8313 or visit www.pcpa.org.

Through Sept. 3: "The John and Peggy Maximus Gallery at the Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History will exhibit fifty rare historic prints" from its unique collection of more than 3,500 engravings and lithographs relating to the history of scientific research and exploration. Entry to the summer exhibit The Art of Natural History: Rare Treasures from our Antique Print Collection is free with paid Museum admission. The Maximus Gallery is open daily from 10 AM to 5 PM.

Fri., Sept. 7 6:00-11:00 p.m and Sun., Sept. 9 Noon-3:00 p.m. "37th Annual Taste of the Town Santa Barbara Weekend Benefiting the Arthritis Foundation" The first event is Taste of the Town Santa Barbara Connoisseurs’ Circle Gala Dinner on Friday, September 7, 2018 at Hilton Santa Barbara Beachfront Resort. The second day will be held at the Riviera Park, 2030 Alameda Padre Serra overlooking the city, the popular Taste of the Town Santa Barbara features unlimited samplings from the area’s finest restaurants, caterers, wineries, breweries and spirits providers, and live jazz entertainment by the David Tovar Trio. Tickets are available at www.arthritis.org/tasteofthetownsb or by calling the Arthritis Foundation Central Coast at 805-563-4685.

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 2018:

Friday, July 27, 2018 from 11 a.m. to noon  – Protein Powder Comparisons

Friday, August 3, 2018 from 11 a.m. to noon  – Summertime Smoothies

Friday, August 10, 2018 from 11 a.m. to noon  – Grocery Store Tour

Friday, August 24, 2018 from 11 a.m. to noon  – Ask Me Anything!

Friday, August 31, 2018 from 11 a.m. to noon  – Keys to Weight Loss

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

Santa Ynez Valley Libraries:

Through August 15, for all ages! “CHOOSE ADVENTURE!” SBPL’s Summer Reading Program: Signups online start June 1, or come in to a local branch after June 7 to sign up in person! K-6th grades, and Teens: Pick up a prize each week you visit the library to tell us about what you are reading! Win a prize when you have read 1,000 minutes! Adults: Fill out a ticket for a chance to win a prize every time you check out a book! Winners drawn weekly!

Every Mon., 11 a.m., “Preschool Storytime” 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. Buellton Library, 140 W. Highway 246, Buellton; 805-688-3115

Every Tue., 10:30 a.m., “Preschool Storytime” 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. Solvang Library, 1745 Mission Drive, Solvang; 805-688-4214

Every Wed. 10:30 a.m., “Wiggly Storytime” 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. Solvang Library, 1745 Mission Drive, Solvang; 805-688-4214

Every Tue., 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

July 24 & 31; Aug 14: 11:30-12:30 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

July, Every Thurs., 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, 1745 Mission Drive, Solvang; 805-688-4214

Through Aug 10: 4 p.m. - 5 p.m. "ReadAloud" A play-reading group for adult, teens and children 9 and up! Join us! All are welcome, please call or email to reserve a spot and a script.

First Saturdays, Aug 4: 11 a.m. – noon "Coding Club" at the Buellton Library. Come learn about code, and what you can create! All ages welcome, best for ages 8 and up.

Third Saturdays, Aug 18: 4 p.m. -5 p.m. "Coding Club" at the Solvang Library. Come learn about code, and what you can create! All ages welcome, best for ages 8 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 Chorale rehearsals at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Janin Acres, 7:30 p.m. 805-350-4241 or 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.

First Thursdays: June 7, July 5, August 2, 10 a.m. - 10:50 a.m. "TED & Conversation" at the Solvang Library. Come view one or two short talks from the famous TED Talks series, and explore the topic together afterward.

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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