Music on the Green

Community concert series, Thursday evenings throughout the summer starting June 14. Featuring an outstanding all-natural beef, chicken and vegetarian barbecue, including side salads, melon, drinks and more. New Frontiers will be hosting an old-fashioned Ice Cream Social, with free ice cream for all. This year’s lineup is: June 14 - Gregg Sutton, June 21 - Bent Myggen, June 28 - Stephen Styles, July 5 - St. Anne’s Place, July 12 - Mason Van Valin / Ricky Hana (each doing a set), July 19 - History of Painters, July 26 - Al, Mo & Chris, Aug 2 – Cuesta Ridge, Aug 9 - The Honeycombs, Aug 16 - Doug Groshart, Aug 23 - The Grasshoppers.

Saturday, June 9

Grammy nominee Denise Donatelli will return to the annual Los Olivos Jazz and Olive Festival at 1 p.m with an all-for-one all-inclusive entry fee of $50. Enjoy the olive-based culinary art of 30 amateur and professional chefs, purchase olive products taste wines poured by 30 of the area’s wineries, watch cooking demonstration and hear live jazz performed by the Los Angeles Jazz “A Team,” along with jazz singer Denise Donatelli. Call 895-0476 for check or credit card orders, or order by PayPal at Purchase tickets in Los Olivos at Coghlan Vineyard & Jewelers, Corner House Coffee and Valley Grind Coffee in Santa Ynez and in Solvang at the Book Loft on Mission Drive.

Fourth Annual Spaghetti Western Dinner and Dance at 5 p.m. Tickets are $15 for members of the Historical Museum and $20 for non-members. Children 5-12 years are $5 and under 5 years is free. No-host beer and wine bar will be available. Tickets available at the SYV Historical Museum, or purchase tickets online at Call 688-7889.

June 9 and 10

The Rotary “Central Coaster” is a weekend of specialty automotive displays and activities. It includes a Saturday car show and cruise, and a Sunday poker run. Marriott Hotel is event headquarters. Olivera’s Auto Repair and Towing will be converted to a 50s-style hot rod hangout and Ellen’s Cafe will be converted to a “Hot Rod Cafe.” Saturday non-judged car show on the 500-600 blocks of Buellton’s famous Avenue of Flags. Classic Saturday evening “open header OK” cruise, and Sunday car and motorcycle ‘Poker Run,’ will be contrasted with more creative events like the ‘Gravity Drags,’ and daytime wine tours and cruises through the beautiful Santa Ynez Valley. Something special for the car show entries will be a drawing for $750 in cash prizes. Contact Don Oaks at 680-1818 or

Sunday, June 10

“Food for Thought” Speakers Series Presenting a talk titled “Why is the Natural History of our Region so Special” Featuring Joan Lentz, naturalist and author at the Cachuma Lake Recreational Hall. 2-2:15 p.m. Social hour (light refreshments and beverages will be served.) 2:15-4 p.m. Presentation with a question period to follow. Free with $10 Park Admission per vehicle. The second lecture in The Neal Taylor Nature Center’s Food for Thought 2012 series is scheduled from 2- 4 p.m. and will feature guest speaker Joan Lentz. The talk will be held from 2 to 4 p.m. in the Cachuma Lake Recreation Hall and is free with the price of park admission.

Saturday, June 16

“Hats on Parade” A Courtyard Tea, Hat Fashion Show. A delightful afternoon tea and hat fashion show featuring guest speaker Kay Spilker from 1-3 p.m. at the Santa Ynez Valley Historical Museum. Tickets for the talk, tea and hat fashion show are $30 for museum members, $35 for non-members in advance. Tickets will be available at the gate on the day of the event for $40. Tickets can be purchased at the Santa Ynez Valley Historical Museum, 3596 Sagunto Street, Santa Ynez, the Book Loft in Solvang or online at Call for more information at 688-7889.

“Cachuma Lake Evening Fireside Programs – 8 p.m. at the Cachuma Lake Fireside Amphitheater Santa Barbara County Park Naturalists and special guests, such as the Santa Barbara County Fire Department and the Astronomical Unit, lead one-hour programs Saturday evenings that are fun for the whole family. Free with $10 vehicle Park entry. Call (805) 688-4515 for specific program topics or visit and click on “Calendar of Events.”

Saturday, June 18 and 25

“Hats on Parade” A Courtyard Tea, Hat Fashion Show. A delightful afternoon tea and hat fashion show featuring guest speaker Kay Spilker from 1-3 p.m. at the Santa Ynez Valley Historical Museum. Tickets for the talk, tea and hat fashion show are $30 for museum members, $35 for non-members in advance. Tickets will be available at the gate on the day of the event for $40. Tickets can be purchased at the SYV Historical Museum, 3596 Sagunto Street, Santa Ynez, the Book Loft in Solvang or online at Call for more information at 688-7889.

Aug. 4 and 5

Valleystock, a Santa Ynez Valley celebration, music festival and fundraiser, will be held out at Live Oak Camp. Currently there are 10 bands scheduled to perform, with more being added weekly. Any local musicians or groups interested in donating their talent and time to this charity event use the contact information below. The Santa Ynez Elks will be providing BBQ dinners Sat-Sun with a Sunday morning breakfast. Price per adult is $60, which includes admission to Live Oak (camping optional), all meals, live music. Optional pricing available. Money raised at Valleystock will go to benefit various SYVUHS Music and Arts Programs. Registration forms can be obtained at local businesses with the Valleystock poster, or online at: For more info, call 245-8994 or email


Noon Fitness Express at Performance Fitness Mondays and Wednesdays 12:05-12:55 p.m. Overall fitness in a group setting, Pilates Plus class shapes, tones and strengthens the whole body, improve balance and flexibility. Newcomers to fitness welcome. Pay by the class, monthly or annual membership. 320 Alisal Road, Suite 406, Solvang. 686-2900.

Cachuma Lake Wildlife Cruise – Fridays 3-5 p.m. Saturdays 10 a.m. - noon and 3-5 p.m. and Sundays 10 a.m. - noon. 2-hour cruises that focus on nesting birds, other local wildlife, flora, cultural history, and geology. $15/adults $7/kids (4-12 years old, please, no children under 4). Reservations: 686-5050 weekdays, 686-5055 weekends. $8 Park Admission per vehicle. 688-4515 or visit and click on “Calendar of Events.”

The Vineyard House Restaurant for Jazz Under the Stars Wednesdays from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Music on the front deck, dinner is served, $3 per person entertainment charge added to the guest check. All money goes directly to musicians. On Friday and Saturday nights, from 6-8 p.m., Rex Harte entertains on the piano, playing his style of jazz renditions. On Sunday, brunch from 11:30 a.m.-2 p.m., Bob “Mr. 2000 tunes” Riley plays big band and showtunes on the piano. There is no cover for either of these events. 350-0284.


United Voluntary Services rolls bandages for Direct Relief International the first Monday of the month from 10 a.m. - 12 p.m. at the Rancho Santa Ynez mobile home park and the fourth Monday of the month from 10 a.m. - 12 p.m. at the First Baptist Church on Janin Way. For information, call Mary at 686-1965.

Al-Anon step study meeting at noon at the Solvang Alano Club, 320 Alisal Road, Solvang.

Global Gardens Organic Food Tasting, 11 a.m. - 5 p.m. Los Olivos. $3 pp, Mon-Sun, 693-1600.


Preschool Storytime: 11 a.m. Stories, songs, & fun for little ones. Stay for a craft afterward and make a new friend! Solvang Library 688-4214.

Santa Ynez Christian Women’s Connection meets on the 3rd Tuesday of every month at the Little Red House, 555 Atterdag, Solvang from 9:30-11 a.m. $5.00 Donation. Child care is provided; please contact Mary at 693-0244.

Solvang Rotary Club, Alisal River Grill Restaurant, 7:15 a.m.,

Los Olivos Wine Merchant Cafe, Wine and Art, 5-7 p.m. Meets the first Tuesday of every month.


Coastal Chapter of the Blue Star Mothers. Meetings are the 2nd Wednesday of every month at Ellen’s Pancake House in Buellton, in the back room, 6:30 p.m. A support group for parents who have sons and/or daughters currently serving, or who have been medically or honorably discharged from the five service branches of the United States, as well as the National Guard, Reserve and the Merchant Marines. Contact, Janet Harrison, or 736-6910.

Open Mic Night/Songwriter Showcase/Blues Jam. Dave Smith host. Singers and musicians welcome. Solvang Brewing Company, 7:30-10:30. 1547 Mission Dr., Solvang.

Jodi House, a support program for people recovering from brain injury and stroke, meets on Wednesdays from 1-3 p.m. at the SYV NonProfit Support Center, 595 Alamo Pintado Road, Solvang. Family members welcome. Call (805)563-2882 for details.

The Soul Food Book Club chooses books with a spiritual focus or a valuable life lesson. We meet once a month, the third Wednesday of each month at 4 p.m. at St. Mark’s in Los Olivos. For more information, call Paulette Miller at 688-0936.

Solvang Third Wednesday returns June 16th just in time to celebrate summer with a variety of opportunities to shop, wine and dine. Tickets are $20. For more information, contact Susan Williams at or Linda Jackson at

On-going Drawing classes with Connie Rohde. Beginners 9 a.m.-noon; intermediate 6-9 p.m. Continental breakfast at morning break. Evening tea/coffee and cakes at break. The C Gallery, Los Alamos. 344-3807,

Support the Troops Packing Day - 4th Wednesday of each month, 1 p.m. SYV Womens’ Club, 533 Atterdag, Solvang. 686-7976.

Farmers Market Certified Organic. Solvang, 2:30-6 p.m. Fresh fruits, vegetables, flowers, etc, 688-0701.

Los Olivos Wine Merchant and Cafe’s Tailor to your Taste, 5-7 p.m., Choose from five wines and hors d’oeuvres, $15 pp.

SYV Rotary Club meets at the Buellton Marriott, 12:15 p.m.,


Wandering Dog Wine Bar’s Blind Tasting 4-8 p.m. Cost is $15 pp. Check our website for each week’s theme

Support the Troops Game Day - 2nd Thursday of each month, noon to 3 p.m. $5 donation - snacks, drinks, fun and friendship - Nextrain, Bridge, etc. SYV Rancho Mobile Estates Clubhouse. Sonnie Lindquist, 686-7976.

SYV Women’s Club Duplicate Bridge - 1st and 3rd Thursday of each month, noon to 3 p.m. For beginners, SYV Womens’ Club, 533 Atterdag, Solvang. Sonnie Lindquist, 686-7976.

Los Olivos Rotary Club meets, Los Olivos Grange, 5:30 p.m. 688-0658.

Valley Wind Ensemble rehearsal, 7 p.m., SYV High School Music Room, 688-8728.

Buellton Rotary Club meets, Marriott Hotel, Buellton, noon. 688-1000.


First Friday of every month, Non-denominational, candlelit Taize prayer/chant service. Come be soothed and comforted in a haven of peace and tranquility. Old Mission Santa Inés, 7-8 p.m. The door is always open.


The Saturday Los Olivos Farmers Market has returned from 9 a.m.-noon. Corner of San Marcos Avenue and Alamo Pintado Road.

Cachuma Lake Nature Walk and Junior Ranger Program: one-mile walk, 10-11:30 a.m. Junior Park Rangers Program (ages 3-12) 12:30-1:30 p.m. Kids under 10 must be with an adult. Learn about wildlife, caring for the environment, and earn a badge. For more information please call,688-4515, or you can visit our website at

Woodworking Class — Decorative box making, veneering, inlay, parquetry, traditional wood finishing, 9 a.m. Edward Jorgensen, Master Cabinetmaker. 325-3645 days.

Investor’s Roundtable: Markets and the Value of the Dollar. 3 - 4:30 p.m. The Investors’ Roundtable welcomes both novice and veteran investors to informal presentations and discussions. Meets on the second Saturdays of each month at the Solvang Library - check with Solvang library for dates.


Kids, come check out the Awana Clubs at Trinity Baptist Church for games, Bible lessons 6:46-8:15 p.m., K-2 and 3-6 grades, 1693 Laurel Ave., Solvang, 688-8750,

First Sunday monthly at 1 p.m. at The Maverick Saloon in Santa Ynez. Live-Music, arts and raffles. Enjoy your lunch at The Hayloft Grill. Fundraiser for disabled children in SB County. For information, call 245-8494.

Gambler’s Anonymous meets at Lompoc Valley Alano Club at 2 p.m. every Sunday, at 119 North D Street. For info, call 737-3969.

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