Entertainment & Events:
Mon., Nov. 12: 11 a.m. "Veterans Day Program to Honor all Veterans" at Solvang Veterans Memorial Hall. Annual event with speakers, patriotic music by SY Master Chorale and High School Band, and free lunch after program. For information contact Alvin Salge, Commander, VFW Post 7139 at 805-693-9133.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Sat., Nov. 17: 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. "The Book Loft's annual Open House" There will be book signings by nationally known local authors, homemade treats made by the staff--while they last, and other goodies. Located at 1680 Mission Drive in Solvang. Contact Echo for more information at mail@BOOKLOFTSOLVANG.COM or call 805-688-6010
Sat., Nov. 17: 4:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. "Nordic Light Shines at Elverhøj opening reception" Elverhøj Museum of History and Art welcomes Danish artist Hanne Støvring for a solo exhibition titled Nordic Light. Støvring will be traveling from Denmark for the opening reception on Saturday November 17 from 4:30 to 6 pm. The public is invited to join in the festivities and meet the artist who will also be leading a pre-reception gallery walk at 4 pm. A curated selection of Støvring’s works will be on view, both those created in the Nordic sunlight and those reflecting a metropolitan flair. Her work has been shown in Denmark, New York and Los Angeles and can be found in private collections all over the world. Exhibit programming includes a poetry reading on Saturday January 12 at 4 pm with a duet in Danish poems, recited in both English and Danish. Elverhoj Museum of History and Art, located at 1624 Elverhoy Way in Solvang. There is no charge for admission. Suggested donation is $5. For more information, phone the Museum at (805) 686-1211 or visit elverhoj.org. * Nordic Light will remain on display through February 3, 2019.
Sat., Nov. 17: 8:45 a.m. "Valley Clean Team pick-up" meets in front of Mattei’s to pick up supplies to clean along Highway 154 from Mattei’s Tavern to Highway 101. Please bring a friend and gloves. "The more we have, the faster we can get coffee at Corner House. Confirm attendance with Carol at email@example.com for an assigned spot.
Tues. Nov. 20: 7 p.m. "SYV Interfaith Thanksgiving Service" at Bethania Lutheran Church. This is a time in which various faith groups come together in unity to offer thanks. Participants will be represented by the Santa Ynez Valley's various faith groups and includes St. Marks-in the Valley Episcopal Church, Old Mission Santa Inés Roman Catholic Church, members of the Santa Ynez Band of Chumash, Santa Ynez Valley Zen Sangha Buddhist Community, Santa Barbara Islamic Center and co-hosts Bethania Lutheran and Santa Ynez Valley Jewish Community. A reception will immediately follow the service. Bethania Lutheran is located at 603 Atterdag Road in Solvang. For more information, contact the church at (805) 688-4637
Fri., Nov. 23: 10 a.m. "The 8th Annual Turkey Trot 5K" hosted by the Solvang Parks and Recreation. Run or walk; entire event stays at Sunny Fields. All ages welcome (no need for kids 5 and under to register), strollers and friendly dogs on a leash. Proceeds help support local Salvation Army Chapter. $20 registration. Register at https://secure.rec1.com/CA/solvang-ca/catalog
Sat., Dec. 1: 8- 9 a.m. "Valley Clean Team pick-up" meeting on Baseline at the corner of Mora Road to clean in both directions along Baseline. All supplies are provided. Just show up. For more information, contact Bill Connell at firstname.lastname@example.org
Fri., Dec. 7: 6:30 p.m. to 10 p.m. "Chef Brooke Stockwell's second annual wine country Hanukkah food fest, “8 Nights (an Edible Tribute to Hanukkah)” Featured at K’Syrah Catering & Events’ Solvang event venue, located at 478 4th Place, the one-evening-only foodie event will consist of an eight-course dinner with a wine and cocktail cash bar, featuring wines by some of Santa Barbara Wine Country’s Jewish winemakers, plus specialty craft cocktails appropriate to the holiday to take place. The ticketed evening will include six seated courses of Chef Brooke’s special Hanukkah menu, preceded by two passed appetizer courses. Tickets are $85.00* per person, plus an on-site cash bar, and are available at 8-nights-edible-tribute-to-hanukkah.eventbrite.com or contact K’Syrah directly at 805.245.9564 (Seating for the December 7 dinner is limited; advance ticket purchase is required. Cash cocktail bar is not included in the ticket price.)
Sat., Dec 8: 7:30 p.m. “40th Anniversary Celebration!” Enjoy two celebrations in one holiday concert when the Santa Ynez Valley Master Chorale, youth ensemble, professional orchestra and special guests present a “twofer” - a joyful program of classical (and not so classical) holiday music celebrating Christmas and the Chorale's 40th anniversary at the Solvang Veterans Hall, 1745 Mission Drive, Solvang. Visit www.syvchorale.org for info and tickets to the concert as well as a private gala of bubbly and appetizers before the concert.
Sun., Dec 9: 3 p.m. “40th Anniversary Celebration!” Enjoy two celebrations in one holiday concert when the Santa Ynez Valley Master Chorale, youth ensemble, professional orchestra and special guests present a “twofer” - a joyful program of classical (and not so classical) holiday music celebrating Christmas and the Chorale's 40th anniversary at the Solvang Veterans Hall, 1745 Mission Drive, Solvang. Visit www.syvchorale.org for info and tickets.
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. 2: "The Kingdom of California; Mapping the Pacific Coast in the Age of Exploration" will be held at the John and Peggy Maximus Gallery at the Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History. It will exhibit antique maps and books from the 17th to 19th centuries. Entry to the fall exhibit is free with paid Museum admission. The Maximus Gallery is open daily from 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM. For more information, visit www.sbnature.org.
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:
Monday, November 12, 2018 from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. - Conquering Diabetes Complications
Friday, November 16, 2018 from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. – Grocery Store Tour #2
Monday, November 19, 2018 from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. - Diabetes Management Options
Monday, November 26, 2018 from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. - Diabetes & Exercise
Friday, November 30, 2018 from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. – Food Label Deciphering
Friday, December 7, 2018 from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. - Making Sense of the Mediterranean Diet
Friday, December 14, 2018 from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. - How to Read “Nutrition Facts” Labels
Friday, December 21, 2018 from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. - Healthful Holiday Treats, Really!
For more information call 805-688-6431 or visit www.cottagehealth.org/syvch
November 2018 Santa Ynez Valley Libraries Calendar:
Preschool Storytimes: Mondays 11 a.m., Buellton Library; Tuesdays 10:30 am, Solvang Library. 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.
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: Wednesdays 10:30 am, Solvang Library
Tail Waggin’ Tutors: Wednesday Nov 7 & 21, 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: GameMakers Workshop **CLASS FULL** Saturday October 17, 4-5 pm, at Solvang Library. This class started in September and will run through December 8th. Although the current class is full, if you are interested in a future class, please let library staff know.
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).
B.Y.O. (Bring Your Own) Book Club: Tuesday November 13, 6:00 pm Wandering Dog Wine Bar, Solvang 1539 Mission Drive. A book club with no obligations, just great conversation. Meet us at the Wandering Dog to share what you’ve been reading with other library readers, hear about their recent favorites! This is a startup meeting, the group hopes to continue on second Tuesdays.
Pamela Flick, The Return of Gray Wolves to California: Thursday November 15, 7:30 pm Los Olivos/Historic Grange Hall 2374 Alamo Pintado Avenue. An overview of gray wolf natural history, ecological role, and current distribution and population in North America and here in California. Pamela Flick is Senior California Representative for Defenders of Wildlife based in Sacramento. The event is co-sponsored by the Santa Ynez Valley Natural History Society.
Buellton Bookworms Book Club: Friday November 16, 1:00 – 2:30pm Buellton Library. Join our monthly discussions! The October title is The Art Of Racing In The Rain by Garth Stein. Copies of the book can be checked out from the service desk. Meets monthly on third Fridays.
Makers- Rock Art: Saturday November 17, 2:00 – 3:00 pm Buellton Library. Come join the fun as we create amazing artwork, like a fancy paperweight or a cool pet, out of ordinary rocks. All materials will be provided.
Movie- Crazy Rich Asians: Saturday November 24, 1:00 pm Solvang Library. Free matinee on the 4th Saturday of each month. Showing in November: Jon M. Chu’s 2018 drama/comedy based on the novel by Kevin Kwan. Rated PG-13, 120 min.
Matt Ritter: California Plants: A Look at Our Iconic Flora: Wednesday November 28, 7:00 pm Los Olivos Library/Historic Grange Hall. Dr. Ritter, professor of botany at Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo, seeks to raise awareness of our state’s unique botanical beauty with his new book, California Plants: A Guide to our Iconic Flora. He’ll share photos and stories about some of the fascinating species included in his new field guide, and will be available to sign copies of his new book after his talk. Co-sponsored by Santa Ynez Valley Natural History Society and the Santa Ynez Valley Botanic Garden.
John Voehl presents Abraham Lincoln, Log Cabin To White House: Thursday November 29, 10:00 am Legion Wings, Solvang Veteran’s Hall. Meet Abraham Lincoln, in the person of John Voehl, a nationally recognized historian and presenter. Voehl will talk about Lincoln's log cabin experiences, and his lifelong passion for learning, as well as his election highlights, inaugural speech, and Gettysburg address. Appropriate for adults, teens, and grade school students 4th grade and up. This event will be in the Legion Wing of the Veterans' Memorial Hall, next door to Solvang Library. Groups, please contact Solvang library to reserve space.
*All events are free to the public. ALL LIBRARIES WILL BE CLOSED Monday November 12 for staff training And Thursday/Friday November 22 & 23 for Thanksgiving Holiday. Los Olivos and Santa Ynez Libraries will be closed Saturday November 24.
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 email@example.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.
Buellton Historical Society: Upstairs at Pea Soup Andersen’s, Buellton. Daily 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
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 email@example.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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Mondays: Friendship House Auxiliary meets second Monday of the month at 9:30 a.m. at Netzer House. 805-688-8748 or email@example.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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 email@example.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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: email@example.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: firstname.lastname@example.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 email@example.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.