Free food film scheduled

A free screening of “Tableland” will be presented Feb. 9 at 7 p.m. by the Santa Ynez Film Group at Grange Hall, 2374 Alamo Pintado Avenue, Los Olivos.

Hosted by New Frontiers Natural Marketplace, the screening will include complimentary food before the film, courtesy of Olga Purington, Live Foods Coach.

Doors will open at 6:15 p.m. and seating and food will be on a first come, first-served basis.

For more information, e-mail Maria Wasserman at


Slide show planned at concert

Photographer Henry Diltz will present a new slide show during the Tales from the Tavern spring concert series Feb.13 at the Maverick Saloon in Santa Ynez. Diltz’s presentation will be followed with a concert by Sarah Lee Guthrie and Johnny Irion, who return for their third performance.

Diltz is best known for his photographs of rock groups. This is his second presentation as one of the performers in the series.

Guthrie is the daughter of Arlo Guthrie and the granddaughter of Woody Guthrie. Johnny Iron is her husband.

Other performers in the series include Michael Smith, Katy Moffat, Audrey Auld Mezera with Andrew Colvin, Danny O’Keefe, Jeffrey Foucault, Country Joe McDonald, Peter Mulvey and Patty Larkin.

Since the series began in 2003, more than 45 concerts, featuring more than 75 artists have been presented.

For information and tickets, call 688-0383 or visit


Elverhøj plans annual event

The Elverhøj Museum of History and Art will host its annual winter event, Valley Wines and Valentines, Feb. 14 from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Museum, 1624 Elverhoy Way, Solvang.

Admission is free and the public is welcome.

Proceeds from a silent auction will benefit the museum. The auction features a handful of select items including special wine, meals at favorite valley restaurants, and gift baskets.

The evening will include Danish cheese board, fruit and chocolates complemented with tastings of local wines. Live music and candlelight will add to the evening’s ambience.

Winners of the Fabulous Valentine drawing will be selected at 6 p.m. Grand prize is “Cupid’s Wine Cellar,” a 24-bottle wine collection donated by local vintners. Two first-prize winners will receive a 12-bottle wine collection.

Additional winners will receive gift baskets and restaurant gift certificates. For more information or to purchase tickets for the drawing, call 686-1211 or visit

New dance classes added

Fossemalle Dance Studios will add two new classes for beginning students, a jazz class at 3 p.m. on Wednesdays, and a beginning tap class at 2:30 p.m. on Thursdays.

Classes will cover the basics of these two styles of dance and have limited enrollment.

The studio also offers an array of rhythm, ballet, jazz, jazz-hip-hop and tap classes at more advanced levels.

Rehearsals for “An Invitation to Dance,” presented by the Santa Ynez Valley Performing Arts Company, the official dance company affiliated with the Dance Studio, will begin the week of Feb. 11.

The program is scheduled for July 9 through 12. For more information, call 688-8494.


Give a singing telegram

For Valentine’s Day, consider a singing telegram offered by the Santa Ynez Valley Chorale.

Members of the group will sing a song of your choice to your favorite person as a fundraiser for the chorale.

One song is $40 and each additional song is $20. For more information call 688-0520.