Thursday, October 16

The Heart 2 Heart Club at Alisal Cellars from 7 - 10 p.m., interesting people, good conversation, a glass of wine, and live light jazz, 21 or older.  448 Alisal Road, 686-4329.


Friday, October 17

Enjoy live music at Alisal Cellars, 9 p.m., fine wines, a large selection of imported beers, and good food available all evening.  448 Alisal Road, 686-4329


Saturday, October 18

Los Olivos Day In the Country, a good, old fashioned celebration in this beautiful artists community. There will be plenty of entertainment, food and crafts — come join the fun! 688-1222. Also, Wildling Art Museum’s “Zoo to You” will bring 4 to 5 live, North American animals into the garden, 2 - 3 p.m. Free admission,


Cachuma Lake Nature Center, 11 a.m. - noon. Creepy Creatures: with bats, owls, skulls, bones (spiders and snakes,) popcorn and punch for kids of all ages. 693-0691.


Roy Schmeck and the Schmeck-Tones will be performing at the Maverick Saloon 9 to 12 p.m. for a CD release party. Stop by to see us play if you can.


The Santa Ynez Film Group in collaboration with W.E. Watch, present one of the most important environmental films of the year. FLOW: For Love Of Water, a new film by Irena Salina, highlights the local implications of an emerging global catastrophe, the lack of water and the privatization of water. 6:45 p.m. at the Grande in Los Olivos, $5 donation.


Sunday, October 19

Huber Vineyards wine tasting from 1 - 4 p.m., 4892 Hapgood Rd, Lompoc, benefits SYV Humane Society, $25, tickets 688-8224/688-1519, or available for purchase at the shelter in Buellton.


Dinner & performance at Solvang’s Frederik’s Court. 5.30 p.m. SYV Perfoming Arts Company will present dance styles and music to honor Ms. Becket’s legacy, The Amargosa Museum at Death Valley Junction. $75 pp. Call promptly 688-8494, limited seating.


Monday, October 20

Monday Night football at Alisal Cellars  Football, beer, hot dogs, nachos, 6:00 - 9 p.m.  21 years or older. 448 Alisal Road, 686-4329.


Wednesday, October 22

Grab your shoes for Walking Wednesdays, September 17 - November 19, 9:30 - 10:30 a.m., meet at Parks and Recreation office in Solvang, free, 688-7529.


Thursday, October 23

Los Olivos Wine Merchant & Cafe’s “Understanding your Palate,” pinot noir from Santa Maria Valley Tasing Journey, 5 p.m. $15 pp ($5 discount for wine club members.)


New Frontiers Natural Marketplace will be holding free event, inviting everyone to join in the fun.  Sustainable Ways, 12 to 3 p.m.


Saturday, October 25

Animal Rescue Team Dinner Fundraiser, 5:30 - 10 p.m, at Grappolo, silent auction and wine tasting from 5:30 - 7 p.m., dinner at 7 p.m., dessert, then live auction with John Palminteri, $100 pp.


Real Men Cook fundraiser from 6 - 10 p.m. at Flag Is Up Farms, $55 tickets available at the Book Loft amd Arts Outreach office in Los Olivos, $60 tickets at the door, 688-9533.

Live band at Alisal Cellars. The music starts at 9 p.m.  There will be fine wines, a large selection of imported beers, and good food available all evening.  448 Alisal Road, 86-4329.


Thursday, October 30

New Frontiers will host its Harvest Tasting from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. For more information on these or any other events at New Frontiers, contact Derryberry at 693-1746, or e-mail her at


Friday, October 31

HALLOWEEN PARTY! Pumpkins, costumes, bubbles and’s all just around the corner! Holiday-themed games, music, dances, story-telling, and more promise an afternoon of spirited fun! Costumes are optional, but highly encouraged. The staff will be donning their very best! 2:00 - 5:00 p.m. Siblings and non-members are welcome to attend. And don’t forget to invite your friends! Bring a friend the party, and if the friend signs up, you’ll receive $20 off your next enrollment. Valley Baby Gym, 1984 Old Mission Drive, 693,9820.


Wandering Dog Wine Bar’s Demons & Divas Halloween Bash, 6:30 - 9 p.m., $30 pp, 1539 C Mission Dr., Solvang, dinner and wine tasting included, (805) 686-9126.


Saturday, November 1

Kids’ Old Fashioned Fishing Day, 10 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. at the swimming pool at Cachuma Lake.  Ages 5 to 15 years are invited to fish for rainbow trout using bamboo poles, bobbers and bait, equipment provided and they may keep their catch for dinner!  693-0691.


Halloween at Alisal Cellars!  Join us for the 5th annual Halloween Party at the spookiest place in the valley.  There will be dancing and a contest for the best costume.  Starts at 9 p.m.  448 Alisal Road, 686-4329.


Wednesday, November 5

Los Olivos Wine Merchant & Cafe’s “Evening with the Winemaker,” Bridlewood Winery, 5 p.m. $15 pp ($5 discount for wine club members.)


Friday, November 7

The Sedgwick Reserve, the “crown jewel of the University of California Natural Reserve System,” is located on 6,000 acres in Santa Ynez. The Reserve has announced its 2008-2009 volunteer training programs. Volunteer training begins November 7 and continues through April. To take advantage of this program, call 686-1941, extension 4, to reserve a space for the training or to obtain a volunteer application.


Thursday, November 20

Los Olivos Wine Merchant & Cafe’s “Understanding your Palate,” pinot noir & chardonnay from Santa Rita Hills Tasting Journey, 5 p.m. $15 pp ($5 discount for wine club members.)


Sunday, November 23

UCSB Chamber Choir at 7:15 p.m., Mission Santa Inés, (805) 893-3230,


Wednesday, December 3

Los Olivos Wine Merchant & Cafe’s “Evening with the Winemaker,” River Bench Winery, 5 p.m. $15 pp ($5 discount for wine club members.)


Thursday, December 18

Los Olivos Wine Merchant & Cafe’s “Understanding your Palate,” cabernet sauvignons Tasting Journey, 5 p.m. $15 pp ($5 discount for wine club members.)




Cachuma Lake Wildlife Cruises, “Osprey”  or “Eagle Cruise.” Cachuma Lake Marina 30 min. before departure. $15 adults, $7 kids (12 & under). $8 Park admission per vehicle. 686-5050 or 686-5055,


Solvang Carriage & Livery carriage rides, pick up on Alisal across from windmill, (805) 651-6130.


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



SYV Postpartum Education for Parents meeting, Bethania Evangelical Lutheran Church. Solvang, Fireside Room, (805) 564-3888. 10 a.m. - noon.



Solvang Rotary Club, Royal Scandinavian Inn, 7:15 a.m.,


First Tuesday of every month, Los Olivos Wine Merchant Cafe, Wine & Art, 5 - 7 p.m.


Soul Group Gathering, Jivamukti Center, 6:30 p.m., 688-7079,



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


Farmers Market Certified Organic. First Street and Copenhagen, 2:30 - 6 p.m. Fresh fruits, vegetables, flowers, herbs & more, 688-0701.


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


SYV Rotary Club meets at Royal Scandinavian Inn, 12:15 p.m.,



“Cat In the Hat” stories at Valley Books, 9:30 a.m., 1582 Mission Drive, Solvang.  All ages welcome, free cup of coffee for parents.  688-7160

Fess Parker’s Wine Country Inn sing-along. Accompanied by pianist Bill Powell, 8:30 - 10:30 p.m., Lobby Lounge. No cover charge. 2860 Grand Ave., Los Olivos, 688-7788.


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, 686-4489.


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.


Live Music at Don Jose’s Cantina, Dave & Matty, “The VineYard Byrds,” 9 p.m., 435 Alisal Road.



Cachuma Lake Nature Walk & 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, & earn a badge. 688-4515,


Live Music at Don Jose’s Cantina, Dave & Matty, “The VineYard Byrds,” 9 p.m., 435 Alisal Road.


Woodworking Class - Decorative box making, veneering, inlay, parquetry, traditional wood finishing, 9 a.m. Edward Jorgensen, Master Cabinetmaker. (805) 686-2070 days.


Live music and desserts, 7 - 8:30 p.m., Valley Books, 1582 Mission Drive, Solvang.  Join us for an evening of “Beats & Treats,”  688-7160.



Music in the garden at Bon Bon’s in Los Olivos, 1 - 4 p.m., bring the family and a picnic basket.





November 9, 10, 11, 12

Four days and three nights in sunny Laughlin.  Lodging is at the beautiful, newly refurbished Aquarius Casino and Resort.  Departure at the Veteran’s Hall on Sunday November 9 at 7 a.m. and return November 12 at 7p.m.  Call today to reserve your room.   $215 double and $235 single. Must pre-register with Solvang Parks and Recreation.  Please call the department at 688-7529.



Wildling Art Museum, 688-1082


Fall exhibition ~ “Nocturnes”

 September 21 - November 16

Wednesday - Sunday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.


Artiste Santa Ynez, 686-2626


Adventures in the South of France

Paintings by James Paul Brown

 Opening Celebration Saturday, September 20

1 - 4 p.m., live music, wine and cheese tasting.


Los Olivos Gallery

www.gallerylosolivos, 688-7517


Under the California Sun by Mirella Zunica

 October 1 – 31




October 22, 2008

“Nonprofit Financial Management” seminar. will focus on Nonprofit and Endowment Financial Management with concentration on the new IRS form 990. Guests will have the opportunity to ask questions of the panel members that are specific to their organizations. 5 p.m. at Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History, 2559 Puesta Del Sol, Santa Barbara, (805) 690-3840.


November 10, 2008

Linda Ronstadt & Mariachi Los Camperos de Nati Cano to perform Canciones de mi Padre/ Songs of My Father, 8 p.m. at the Arlington Theatre, tickets $55, $45, $30/general public $19/ UCSB students. (805) 893-3535, (805) 963-4408,


January 9-11, 2009

NEW WORKS: Santa Barbara Choreographers at Center Stage Theater, 8 p.m., $25 General / $22 SBDA Member / $20 student and senior, selected local choreographers premier their latest work. Opening night we present our 12th Lifetime Achievement Award.