Music on the Green

Thursday evenings throughout the summer in front of New Frontiers. Featuring an all-natural beef, chicken and vegetarian barbecue, including side salads, melon, drinks and old-fashioned Ice Cream Social, with free ice cream for all. This year’s lineup is: 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, July 21

A summer celebration for the Kaping/Fermin Family. Chris Kaping, husband to Monique Fermin, father to Dakota, Sierra, Savannah and McKinley, a long-time resident and youth coach for soccer and Los Olivos basketball, was diagnosed in March with chondrosarcoma bone cancer. On April 11, Chris underwent surgery to remove his left pelvis and hip. Being the primary support for his family, no, he will not be able to provide during his recovery. This is where others can help! Please plan on attending our “Summer Celebration” for the Kaping/Fermin Family, noon-5 p.m. at the Maverick Saloon. Silent auction, 50/50 raffle, barbecue, and live entertainment with the Vineyard Byrds, Patty Castillo & Gibb, Chris Pelonis, Oddly Straight, Dave Bernal Band. For information contact, Susie Jones 680-5124 or Mia Murphy 686-0842.

Saturday, July 28

10th Annual Buellton Barbecue Bonanza at River View Park. Free to enjoy 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 or enter your best homemade creation in the chocolate chip cookie baking contest. 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.

Aug. 3 and 4

Jewelry and Art Glass Trunk Show: John Kennedy & Paul Harrie. Friday from 4-7 p.m. and Saturday from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. John Kennedy took the 1992 New York Jewelers of America show by storm by introducing Cylettes®, colored gemstones cut into cylindrical shapes to enhance that gemstone’s natural capacity to transmit light the way fiber optics transmit data. The result is a presentation of color packaged in a highly engineered design that is fresh, modern and exceptional. Paul Harrie’s work displays a precision and attention to detail rare in studio glass. He pulls rods of colored glass encased in clear glass to a length of 100 feet, the diameter of pencil lead. After cutting the cane into toothpick lengths, he carefully sizes the pieces using a wire gauge. Using these pieces of cane, he picks up patterns to create the spiral designs found in his paperweights and perfume bottles. Z Folio Gallery, 1685 Copenhagen Drive, Solvang.,, 693-8480.

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

Thursday, Aug. 9

Valley-wide Parent Teacher Association, Parent Teacher Organization conference at Santa Ynez High School from 10 a.m-noon. This is the first time this type of meeting will be held and if the response is positive there could be more. It will be a great opportunity to meet parents from other local schools, as well as share ideas and resources. The meeting is open to the public and all Valley schools’ parents, teachers and administrators (elementary through high school) are encouraged to attend. Guest speakers from the 15th District PTA, Sheriff’s Department, high school, People Helping People, Valley Foundation and more will address topics such as school safety, grant opportunities for local schools, healthy foods for growing minds, valley-wide calendaring opportunities and much more. For additional information, contact Jacque Wagstaffe at 895-8556, Kristen Thomsen at 688-2881 or Anita Brau at 689-3788.

Saturday, Aug. 25

Boot Scootin’ Boogie is again being presented by the Auxiliary of Atterdag Village of Solvang. Great barbecue by the Vikings; line and square dancin’ with lots of help with those dance steps! Silent and live auctions; Western costumes encouraged. Vets Hall, 5:30 p.m., $50/pp includes dinner and one drink. If you have questions, contact Linda Johansen at 686-1644.

Sept. 21-23

Karen Browdy, “Invent & Redo: Extreme Makeover in Collage” weekend retreat. $425 includes 10+ hours instruction, all meals except Saturday evening, two nights lodging, 2/room. The C Gallery. Call 344-3807 or email

Out of town

Saturday, Sept. 8

10th Annual Santa Maria A’s All Ford Car Show and Swap Meet in Old Town Orcutt around the Orcutt Union Plaza at 201 South Broadway. Swap Meet opens at 7 a .m., show opens 8 a.m., free admission, benefiting the Allan Hancock Automotive Program Scholarships. $20 advance registration, $25 at the door. Live music, raffle with many prizes, 50/50 raffle, grand raffle prize. Breakfast available by the American Legion. Curt Warner 478-1231 or Jay McCord 598-8133


Step Aerobics Classes have stood the test of time. While other exercises classes have come and gone. Step provides people with the results they are looking for. Join Lena, Fridays at 9:35 am. Beginners welcome. Advanced Step Saturdays at 8:30 a.m. and Mondays 5:30 p.m. with Lisa. Performance Fitness, 320 Alisal Rd. Ste. 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.


Nar-Anon support group for families and friends of addicts meets every Monday at 7:00 p.m. at the Solvang Alano Club, 320 Alisal Road, Solvang. For more information call 698-0495.

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.

Al-Anon support group for families and friends of alcoholics meets every Wednesday at 5:30 p.m. at the Solvang Alano Club, 320 Alisal Road, Solvang. For information call 350-2029.

Al-Anon support group for families and friends of alcoholics meets every Wednesday at 8:00 p.m. at St. Marks in the Valley, 2901 Nojoqui Way, Los Olivos. For more information call 757-7783

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

Co-Dependents Anonymous meets every Thurdsay at 5:30 p.m. at the Solvang Alano Club, 320 Alisal Road, Solvang. For information call 688-2233.

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.

Al-Anon support group for families and friends of alcoholics meets every Friday at 10:00 a.m. at the Solvang Alano Club, 320 Alisal Road, Solvang. For more information call 688-3917.


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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