Buellton Library

Summer Reading Program, June 15- July 20

Solvang Friday Night Flicks

The six free movie dates are: June 17 (Despicable Me, 95 min., PG), July 1, July 15, July 29, Aug. 12 and Aug. 26. Enjoy fresh popcorn, hot chocolate (for $1) and great family entertainment under the stars. Also in Buellton at 7:30 p.m. on the Avenue of Flags (median next to Tonos Restaurant and Gracian Ag) on June 24, July 22, and Sept 2. The first movie on June 24 will be held in conjunction with the Buellton Rotary’s Central Coaster Car Show event and the feature will be Disney’s Cars. Bring a blanket or lawn chair. Enjoy fresh popcorn, hot cocoa. Show begins at dark.

SYV Family Fun Runs

The Santa Ynez Valley Family Fun Runs are back for the 2011 Summer Series. The first 5K Run/Walk of the summer will take place on Thursday, June 23 at Oak Park in Buellton. The Fun Runs now welcome dogs on leash with their owner for either a full 5K or 1.5 mile course. Registration starts at 6 p.m., with Run/Walk start at 6:30 p.m., with events and activities for all ages. The two-loop course promises variety and the chance for spectators to cheer on their friends and family. 5K participants will receive an event T-shirt and entry into a prize raffle. Also included in the evening’s activities is a 1.5 mile kids’ run for children 12 and under. These runs are oriented toward youth fitness education. All children’s run participants will receive an event T-shirt and entry into a prize raffle. During and after the races, all participants and spectators are invited to enjoy fellowship and music in the park. The 5K run admission is $12 and children 12 and under are $7. Proceeds from the events will benefit local non-profits including the Buellton Community Educational Foundation and ensure that we can continue to put on future Fun Runs. The next runs will be July 21 and Aug. 25.

Saturday, July 23

Kids’ Fishing Workshop at Cachuma Lake from 8:45 a.m.-12 p.m. Free. Enrollment limited to 50 kids. All equipment provided. Register now. $10 County Park admission fee per vehicle. Call 693-0691 or e-mail Julie@clnaturecenter.org for more information.

Wednesday, July 27

World Storytelling Safari at 6 p.m. Enjoy lively audience participation tales from near, far and further. Stories for everyone older than yesterday, but younger than tomorrow. www.librarystorytelling.com. Solvang Branch Library, 688-4214.

The Buellton Chamber of Commerce is sponsoring a workshop presented by PRmarketingroup of Buellton, on how to use Constant Contact in your social media and print media marketing. This Constant Contact workshop will be held at the Buellton Chamber Office located at: 597Avenue of the Flags, Buellton. Date of this workshop is Wednesday, July 27, from 10 a.m. to 11:30 p.m. The cost is $5 per person. To register, call Jody at the Chamber office, phone 688-7829. Limited seating and reservations are encouraged. The PRmarketingroup is a partner with Constant Contact and Certified Social Media Experts by Constant Contact. For more information, call Bobby at the PRmarketingroup, 403-4400.

Saturday, July 30

YFL Cheerleading Car Wash - Due to a scheduling conflict with the June 25 car wash, it had to be rescheduled. It is now from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. at Nielsen’s Market, in the back parking lot.

The Western Horse and Mule Show at the SYV Equestrian Center on 195 N. Refugio Road. First class starts at 8 a.m. Classes will include Halter, Showmanship, Trail, Horsemanship and Pleasure. There will be Ranch Horse classes as well. This year we have added a special Pleasure class for participants of the Therapeutic Riding Program. Ribbons and prizes will be awarded, and lunch will be provided by Santa Ynez Valley Coffee Company. (Please call Stephanie at 688-8725 by Thursday before the show). For more information, please go to www.syvea.org or call Lisa Walter, Show Manager, at 688-2738.

You never know who you will meet when Zoo To You comes with their Animal Ambassadors. We don’t actually pet the animals, but we will admire them from the audience. In past years they have brought bears, boa constrictors, eagles, large cockroaches and more. What will they bring this summer? Come, discover and enjoy. This event is on the lawn outside the library- bring a blanket to sit on. www.zootoyou.com. Solvang Branch Library, 688-4214.

Los Alamos Chair Faire from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Lined up are all and any kind of chairs along the sidewalk for a chair show and sale. Prizes and musical chairs, too. There are three categories for the sculptures of chairs: 1) Indoor, 2) Outdoor and 3) Repeating Object Designs. There will be entry forms for the chair sculptures, commitment due by June 30 with entry fee of $10.

Saturday, July 30 & Sept. 10

Western Circuit Horse & Mule Shows this year at the Santa Ynez Valley Equestrian Center, 195 N. Refugio Road. 688-2738. For more info and entry forms, go to www.syvea.org.

Sunday, August 14

Old Mission Santa Inés Annual Fiesta from 12:30 – 5:30 p.m. Join in for a whirlwind of music and entertainment, delectable foods, crafts and game booths for kids and adults. Proceeds support the ongoing restoration at the Mission. No admission fee. 1760 Mission Drive, Solvang. For more information, contact the Mission office at 688-4815.

Monday, Sept. 26

The Solvang Centennial Committee is still taking reservations for our scheduled trip to Denmark. Departure is set for Sept. 26, with a charter bus from Solvang to the Los Angeles airport for scheduled flights into Copenhagen with a return from Aalborg, Solvang’s Sister City, Oct. 6. Please call Linda Johansen at 686-1644 or 453-1875 for additional information and a completed itinerary.

Saturday, Oct. 15

First annual Solvang Faeriefest. An arts and music festival to be held at the Solvang Theaterfest from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. This is an all-ages event that will feature guests and local artists. Featuring belly dancers, musicians, dance groups, costume contest, face-painting, professional photography, arts-and-crafts for sale and activities, drum circles, and dancing. This is a wonderful opportunity for our community to get together in the magical spirit of fae!


Saturday, May 14

The Hearing Loss Association of Santa Barbara monthly meeting at Wood Glen Hall, 3010 Foothill Road, Santa Barbara, from 11 a.m-1 p.m., in the library room. For more information contact, Claudia at 684-2788, czog16@gmail.com or email Bonnie at adams@silcom.com.


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.”


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., solvangrotary.com.

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


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 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.

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., santaynezvalleyrotary.org.


Thursday Nite Figure Drawing, instruction by MFA artist, Ken Doud. $160/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.

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.


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.


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 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.


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.

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.

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