SING TO ME concert series at The C Gallery

Sunday, Jan. 16, 7 p.m. - “Sweet Talk Radio”, Indie Folk/Rock, original music, a favorite!!

Saturday, Mar. 12, 8 p.m. - “Misty Isles Consort” Celtic trio with harp, drum, flutes, bagpipes, guitar, vocals.


Dec. 9-20

Woodworkers Studio Holiday Sale and Tour Old World Craftmanship. Monday thru Saturday, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday by appointment.Jewelry boxes, music Boxes, clocks, desks, tables and more. Studio tours and holiday treats! Edward Jorgensen, Master Craftsman & Diana Reid, Wood Artisan. Jorgensen Furniture, 900 McMurray Rd., Units 4-5, Buellton, 325-3645  


Dec. 9-18

Bacchus Culinary Adventures - A tour of southern Germany with Brigitte Guehr, culinary and wine expert. Brigitte will introduce you to her Germany, meeting personal friends and visiting places of incredible beauty, tasting authentic and delicious foods and local wines while working off some of those calories with the opportunity of hiking/skiing and spa treatments. Included in the cost of this personalized tour are accommodations in comfortable small hotels avg. 3 stars, for 10 nights, daily breakfast, 1 dinners with wine, 1 lunch and transportation beginning in Munich and ending in Frankfurt, Germany. Participants will have the opportunity to have personal time, while enjoying Brigitte’s recommendations. Transportation will be by train, van/ mini-bus and foot. Maximum participants 8 guests. Cost: $2,200 per person for accommodations in a double room, $2,500 for single occupancy. Not included is airfare, other dinners, lunches and tips, personal expenses, insurance. $500 deposit due Nov. 1. Balance due Dec. 5. Mirabelle Inn & Restaurant, 409 First St., Solvang. 5% discount to all participants booking before Oct. 15.


Thursday, Dec. 9

Chris Pelonis at the Maverick Saloon at 8 p.m. $10 at the door.


Sunday, Dec. 11

Monty Roberts, legendary local horseman, will be at The Book Loft, 1680 Mission Dr., Solvang, 1 p.m. He will introduce two new children’s books about one of his favorite horses, I’m Shy Boy, Here’s My Story (for ages 8 and up) and The Little American Mustang (for ages 3-8). Book signing. For information: 688-6010 or mail@bookloftsolvang.com

Santa Ynez Country Christmas & Holiday Celebration. 12 – 4 p.m. Many participating businesses will be hosting open houses and offering discounts. Live Music with “Voices of Joy,” Refreshments, Goodies, Boutique Items, Christmas Carolers and Wine Tasting. Shop local for Christmas! Free photos with Santa & Mrs. Clause at 3568 Sagunto Street.

Bloom Yoga and A Blissful Place Wellness Spa and Learning Center are hosting a fundraiser holiday wellness day to help the local non-profit People Helping People from 9-4 p.m. The day promises A Day of Rejuvenation and doing the holidays differently this year by simply signing up for the wellness flight that includes over $120 worth of wellness services when you drop off a $20 check written to People Helping People and any canned goods to the wellness spa.


Feb. 25-27

The Intuitive Drawing Workshop, “More Clarity,” on Feb. 4, 5, 6 is filled. There are three people on a waiting list. Tucked in an elegant B&B, with fabulous food, wine tasting, and personal art-making, it’s an ideal retreat after the holidays. Connie 344-3807. Register with min. deposit by Jan. 7. www.thecgallery.com.


OUT OF TOWN


Dec 2 & 12

A Benefit for K-9 Pals, Saving Dogs Just Got Real Funny. It Had To Be You by Renee Taylor & Joseph Bologna. Thursday – Saturday shows at 8 p.m., Sunday at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. Center Stage Theater, 751 Paseo Nuevo, Santa Barbara, CA 93101. (805) 963-0408, www.cstheater.org. $20 in advance and $25 at the door. Box Office Hours: Wed. – Fri. 12-5 p.m. plus one hour prior to showtime. Located at the Santa Barbara County animal shelter K-9 Pals is the volunteer non-profit organization. Go online to www.k9pals.org


Sunday, Dec. 12

Holiday Home Tour & Candlelight Tea, featuring spectacular homes beautifully decorated for the holidays. A traditional holiday tea with a array of Chef Michael’s finest will be served at Ocean’s Seven Cafe. Lompoc Valley Medical Center. Enter through front entrance. 1515 East Ocean Ave., Lompoc. Tickets $25 per person available at: Lompoc Valley Chamber of Commerce & Visitors Bureau, Union Bank of California, CVS Pharmacy, Lompoc Valley Medical Center Administration, Coast Hills Federal Credit Union, Santa Barbara Bank & Trust or call 736-4005. Mail orders send check to: Lompoc Hospital Federation, P.O. Box 883, Lompoc, CA 93438.


Monday, Dec. 16

Santa Barbara Macintosh Users Group (SBMUG) December monthly meeting in Farrand Hall of the Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History, 2559 Puesta del Sol, Santa Barbara from 6-8 p.m. Our special guest will be Macworld Senior Editor Christopher Breen. Starting with Questions and Answers followed by an introduction of the nominees for next year’s SBMUG board and then the program at 7 p.m. Come and ask Chris all burning questions! Everyone is welcome, and don’t forget your postcard for a free drawing ticket. For additional SBMUG information, please visit http://sbmug.org/ or call 967-2866.


ONGOING EVENTS


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 www.cachuma.com and click on “Calendar of Events.”


Mondays

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.

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


Tuesdays

Preschool Storytime: 10:30 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., solvangrotary.com.

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

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


Wednesdays

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.

Dance Lessons Wednesday nights at the Solvang Veterans’ Memorial Building at 1745 Mission Dr. 6p.m and 7p.m , no partner necessary. Learn Ballroom, Latin, Country, Swing or Linedancing. Sign up with The Solvang Parks and Recreation Department, 411 Second Street, 688-7529

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 susan@wanderingdogwinebar.com or Linda Jackson at linda@solvangcc.org.

Join The Vineyard House Restaurant for Jazz Under the Stars 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 this money goes directly musicians. 350-0284

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, www.thecgallery.com.

Meeting for Adult Children of Alcoholics or Dysfunctional Homes. Time: 7 p.m. at Lompoc Alano Club, 119 No. D St., Lompoc, 737-3969, www.adultchildren.org

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. 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., santaynezvalleyrotary.org.


Thursdays

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

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.


Fridays

Friday Nite Figure Drawing, instruction by MFA artist, Ken Doud. $200/mo. Should you decide to take 2 classes from The C Gallery simultaneously, there is a deep discount on the 2nd class. The C Gallery, Los Alamos. 344-3807, www.thecgallery.com.

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.


Saturdays

The Los Olivos Farmers Market is closed for the winter. The market will resume next year in time for early summer harvest!

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 cachuma.com.

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. 3:30 - 5 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.


Sundays

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, trinitysyv.net.

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.

If you would like an event listed in the Journal, please send two weeks in advance to: kim@syvjournal.com