On Going Events

The Valley

The Cachuma Lake Nature Center

Wednesdays through Sundays the center offers exhibits and hands-on displays for all ages featuring local wildlife, birds, plant life and geology. Admission: free with $6 parking admission. Information: 693-0691 or

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. Naturalist-guided two-hour cruises focused on wildlife, flora, cultural history, and geology. Admission: $15 adults, $7 kids (12 and under) and $6 parking admission fee per vehicle. Information: 688-4515 or

Nature Walk, Cachuma Lake Saturday from 10 - 11:30 a.m. Meet at the Cachuma Lake Nature Center. Cachuma Lake naturalists and volunteers lead a 1-mile walk on the Oak Canyon Trail. Free with $6 park admission per vehicle. Information: 688-4515 or

Junior Ranger Program, Cachuma Lake Saturdays from 1-2 p.m. at the Cachuma Lake Nature Center. Kids learn about wildlife and caring for the environment and get a chance to earn a badge. Admission: children $2 and $6 parking admission per vehicle. Information: 688-4515 or

AA (Alcoholics Anonymous) Meetings are scheduled seven days a week in the Valley. Call 688-4304 for times and locations.

NA (Narcotics Anonymous) meetings are scheduled in the Valley. Call 549-7730 for times and locations.

OA (Overeaters Anonymous) A 12-step recovery program, meets from 5:30-6:30 p.m. Tuesdays at 1676 B Oak St., Solvang. Information: 688-3003 or 688-4846 or 688-1472.

Learn to use the Internet Monday-Friday: 10 a.m.-4 p.m., send e-mails and type letters. Learn at your own pace. Buellton Senior Center, 164 W. Highway 246, Buellton. Information: Ann 688-4571.

Wednesday, April 18th

The Valley

New Frontiers Presents

Benefit Day

Five percent of profits will go towards the North County Rape Crisis Center. On the third of every month the store donates five percent of its sales to local organizations. The Center’s goal is to provide help to people affected by the trauma of sexual assault.

The Solvang Library Presents How Would You Survive on an Island?

Naturalist Karen Osland will talk about how native California people lived on Channel Islands for thousands of years at the Solvang Library, 1745 Mission Drive at 6:30 pm Information: 688-4214

The Solvang Library Presents

A Visit from Maisy

She is coming to celebrate National Library Week at 10:30 am at the Solvang Library, 1745 Mission Drive. Information: 688-4214

Thursday, April 19th

The Valley

New Frontiers Presents

Coffee and Tea Tasting

Organic and shade-grown coffee will be featured from 11 a.m. till 3 p.m. along with a variety of organic teas. Information: 693-1746, 1984 Old Mission Drive.

The Solvang Library Presents

Craft time 3 p.m; Poetry Contest: 7 p.m.

Santa Barbara

The Central Library Presents

“The Doctor is In”

Gifted ventriloquist Sandi Sylver will celebrate Dr. Seuss with an all Dr. Seuss show at The Central Library, 40 east Anapamu Street. Information: 962-7653.


Goleta Library Presents

“A Visit from Maisy”

She is coming to celebrate National Library Week at 10:30 a.m. at the Goleta Library, 500 North Fairview Avenue, Information: 964-7878

Friday, April 20th

Santa Barbara

Spring Flowers Walking Tour

Guest will get the opportunity to see flora that covers 40 acres at the Santa Barbara Botanic Gardens, 1212 Mission Canyon Road, from 10 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Information: 682-4726.

The Valley

Santa Barbara County Vintners' Festival

Taste different wines throughout Santa Barbara County at various wineries. The Vintners' Visa is your long weekend pass to 12 participating wineries throughout Santa Barbara County during Vintners' Festival weekend. Admission: $35. Information:

The Maverick Presents

Big River

Big River at the Maverick will play in Tribute to Johnny Cash. Information: 686-1262

Saturday, April 21

Santa Barbara

“La Imaginacion del Ninos!”

Will be showing at the Solvang Library, 1745 Mission Drive at 10 a.m. Information: 688-4214

“Pops Santa Barbara Symphony: A tribute to the Beatles”

The Classical Mystery Tour will sound just like the Beatles. Singers look like the group as well. 8 p.m. at The Arlington, 1317 State Street. Information: 963-9503 or

“Founding Day”

Celebrate Santa Barbara’s 225th birthday at El Presidio de Santa Barbara State Historic Park, 123 E Canon Perdido Street. Watch history come alive while learning about life at the Santa Barbara Presidio in the early 1800’s. Information: 966-9719

“The Colors, Music & Poetry of Persia”

Choreographed by Lester Horton and Dance Award winner Anna Djanbazian this multimedia production taking place at Marjorie Luke Theater, 721 E. Cota Street at 8 p.m. will feature a joyful journey of dance symbolizing the customs of Iran. Information: (818) 580-2170


The Goleta Library Presents

“The Power of the Sun”

A discussion with Dr. Walter Kohn about the power of the sun will start at 2 p.m. at the Goleta Library, 500 North Fairview. Information: 964-7878

The Valley

Cachuma Lake Presents

12th Annual Cachuma Lake Nature Center Trout Derby. Open to all ages; cash and merchandise prizes. Early bird registration fee is $30, if paid by April 2, $35 thereafter. Admission: children 10 and under $10 and a $6 parking admission per vehicle. The derby is the major fundraiser for Cachuma Lake Nature Center, Inc. Information: 693-8381

The Maverick Presents

Caught Red Handed

The group returns to the Maverick, for show information call (805) 686-1262

Sunday, April 22nd

Santa Barbara

“Camerata Pacifica”

The opera showing featuring Beth Torah will take place at the Music Academy, 1070 Fairway Road. Information: 969-4726

South Coast Earth Day Festival

County Courthouse Sunken Gardens, 1100 Anacapa Street, from 10 a.m.- 5:30 p.m. 962-6464, bus for free, Information: or 962-6464


Venetian White Wine Carnivale Sunday

Palmina Winery & Enoteca, 1520 E. Chestnut Court will be releasing its first 2006 white wines, including the new Pinot Grigios, Traminer, Tocai Friulano and previews of Malvasia Bianca and Arneis. Admission: $40 in advance and $50 at the door.Information: 735.2030 or

Tuesday, April 24th

The Valley

New Frontiers Presents

“Greater Performance with Neurofeedback”

This lecture will take place at New Frontiers, 1984 Old Mission Drive at 6:30 p.m. in the Deli. Guest Speaker Diane Curriden will discuss how neurofeedback trains the brain to work at its fullest potential. Guest who attend will have the chance to schedule a free neurofeedback session.

Wednesday, April 25

The Solvang Library Presents

Preschool story time

Come and bring your preschooler to hear and enjoy a story at the Solvang Library, 1745 Mission Drive at 10:30 a.m. Information: 688-4214

Santa Barbara

The 18th Annual Santa Barbara Fair & Expo

This event promises plenty of rip-roaring entertainment in celebration of its theme: “How the West Was Fun!” The annual community event, among the largest in the area, takes at Earl Warren Showgrounds, 6030 Hollister Avenue. Information: 687-0032

Outback Steakhouse Fundraiser

Intended to help the Santa Barbara Sheriff’s Department raise money for Special Olympics, the Sheriff’s Department will host a Santa Barbara Tip-a-Cop fund raising event at Outback Steakhouse in Goleta, 5690 Calle Real. Information: 964-0599

Thursday, April 26th

New Frontiers Presents

Free Raw Food Seminar

This event will take place at New Frontiers, 1984 Old Mission Drive at 6:30 p.m. in the Deli; address the benefits of eating raw and the effects of eating highly processed and overcooked food.

The Solvang Library Presents

Stories and songs from Mexico

Michael Katz and Luis Perez will celebrate the rich story-telling traditions of Mexico at the Solvang Library, 1745 Mission Drive at 7 p.m. This bilingual event will be filled with hilarious tales woven together through words and music. Information: 688-4214

Saturday, April 28th

Santa Barbara

Children’s Miracle Network Telethon Kickoff Day

La Cumbre Plaza will host the Children’s Miracle Network Telethon with entertainment and activities from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Information: 879-8980

Los Alamos

Town-Wide Garage Sale

Town-Wide Garage Sale sponsored by the Antique Shoppes of Los Alamos: Gussied Up, The Depot Antique Mall & Pub, Golden Oak and The Gentleman Farmer will take place from 7a.m.-1p.m. Information: 344-3315

The Valley

The Maverick Presents

Wild Horse Event

A fundraising event will be held at the Maverick for the Elk's Rodeo

Free Concert On The Deck

Krazy Country 105.9 presents the debut of the weekly free concert on the deck at Mavericks from 3- 6 p.m. featuring The Again Brothers. Information: 686-4785

Sunday, April 29th

The Valley

Early Californios Barbecue at Rancho Tinaquaic

The Wildling Art Museum invites supporters to “turn back the clock” at its Fifth Annual Vivan Los Californios Barbecue Fiesta at Rancho Tinaquaic, off of the Foxen Canyon Wine Trail, from 2-6 p.m. Information:

Wednesday, May 2nd

Santa Barbara

UCSB Arts & Lectures

presents a screening of director Clint Eastwood’s Academy Award-nominated film Letters from Iwo Jima on Wednesday, May 2 at 7:30 pm in UCSB Campbell Hall. Information 893-3494 or

Thursday, May 3rd

The Valley

Los Rancheros Vistadores

Los Rancheros Vistadores arrive and stay in the Valley to gather with old friends and kick up dust on their annual trek. Information: 962-3000.

Friday, May 4th

The Valley

The Maverick Presents

Kevin Banford and the Bakersfield Boys

The group will play at the Maverick to welcome the Rancheros Vistadores Weekend. Information: 686-4785

Saturday, May 5th

The Valley

Midland School Presents

“Our Country’s Good”

Timberlake Wertenbaker’s play will show at 8 p.m. May 5th in the school’s outdoor amphitheatre. The play is based on the experience of the First Fleet that established the original British penal colony in Australia in 1788. The play contains mature themes and language and may not be suitable for children. Admission is free. Patrons should dress warmly. Information: Ian Cummings 805-688-5114, ext 29.

The Maverick Presents

Wil Ridge and Friends

Wil Ridge and Friends will be showing at the Maverick. Information: 686-4785

Sunday, May 6th

The Valley

The Solvang Friendship House Auxiliary

The Solvang Friendship House Auxiliary hosts the Santa Ynez Valley Jazz Band and Miek3 Lopez Trio from 1-4 p.m. Jeff Elliot and Howard Miller will be playing with Mike Food and Desserts will be served. Information: 688-8748

Friday, May 11th

The Valley

The Maverick Presents

Team Honky Tonk

Team Honky Tonk will play once again at the Maverick. Information: 686-4785

Valley Community Theatre Presents

“Moon Over Buffalo”

Written by Ken Ludwig, this broad comedy features a play within a play starring two fading but larger than life Broadway stars hoofing it in regional theater in Buffalo and still hoping that Hollywood may come calling, will show at The Grange Hall in Los Olivos, 2374 Alamo Pintado. Information: 686-5830.

Saturday, May 12th

The Valley

The Maverick Presents

Roy Schmeck

This is a show the Maverick says you gotta see. Roy Schmeck will play with the Schmecktones at The Maverick. Information: 686-4785

Santa Barbara

Little Charlie & The Nightcats

The band described by Blues Revue as “the one that has a way with the blues like no other band, … rollicking, super-cool, jazzy, and hip” returns to Santa Barbara to play for the blues society for the first time in ten years at Earl Warren Showgrounds, 3400 Calle Real at 8:30 p.m. Admission starts at $30. Information: 897-0060

Sunday, May 13th

The Valley

Wine Country Half Marathon

Santa Ynez Valley Hosts Santa Barbara Wine Country Half Marathon Inaugural Event on Sunday, May 13, 2007, Features 13.1-Mile Run, Expo, Festival & More. Information: