Oct. 27 - Nov. 17

Figure Drawing with MFA, Ken Doud. 6-week session. Figure Drawing classes feature individual instruction in a small group of five with a live model. Wine and snacks. Classes are on Thursday evenings from 6:30-8:30, $200. Connie Rohde, The C Gallery, 466 Bell St., Los Alamos, 344-3807, connie@thecgallery.com

Friday, Oct. 28

The UCSB Sedgwick Reserve has developed a new program that combines public lectures with an annual docent training program. You can preview the program at an Open House on at 3 p.m. Program consists of a series of lectures on the natural world in the Santa Ynez Valley and Santa Barbara County with subjects such as: geology; wildflowers; birding; native oaks and grasslands; general ecology; mammals and insects; Chumash history; astronomy, and more. Contact Amy Miller at 686-1941 for information and to register.

Fashion show, luncheon, boutique, hats, hauntings, heirlooms costumes encouraged, prizes awarded. All proceeds to benefit the Atterdag Village of Solvang. $50 per person, starts 11 a.m., Santa Ynez Valley Marriott in Buellton. Linda Johansen 686-1644.

Saturday, Oct. 29 & Monday, Oct. 31

18th Annual Haunted House Centennial Cemetery: 100 Years of Graveyard Ghosts from 6-9:30 p.m. at Solvang Festival Theater Halloween Street Fair, Oct 29 Adults: $6, 13-Under: $5, kid-Friendlier from 6-6:30 p.m. (no-blood, no-gore haunt), monsters and volunteers call 688-7529 or 688-1086. Go online to www.cityofsolvang.com.

Nov. 4-5 & Nov. 11-12

“In Reality” - Two new works by screenwriter, Gerald DiPego, 6 p.m. The theater is located above Manny’s Restaurant, corner of Mission Drive and Alisal Road in Solvang. A dinner will be served by Manny’s in the spacious lobby before the show. Tickets are $35 each, including dinner. A no-host bar will also be available. The theater will open at 6 p.m., dinner will begin at 6:30 p.m., curtain at 7:45 p.m. for the show. Half the profits from these presentations will be donated to Arts Outreach.

Sunday, Nov. 13

Rattlesnake Avoidance Training for Dogs, 9 a.m.-7 p.m. at PAWS Park in Buellton. During the day-long training session, Beaman and Gables will use live rattlesnakes that have had their mouths muzzled to prevent them from biting. The training will take place in a controlled environment, using a remote training collar system adjusted to each dogs’ individual temperament, personality and physical response characteristics. $90 per dog; reservations required. Space is limited ($10 discount if registration received before Nov. 6). To register, call Gina Gables at 523-3432, Gina@MAnPAW.com, www.MAnPAW.com.

Nov. 11-13

Pilates for Dressage (and others) Riders Hosted by the Santa Ynez Chapter of the California Dressage Society featuring Janice Dulak, author of Pilates For Dressage and Be the Rider You Want To Be and Sarah Martin, USDF Certified Instructor and FEI Rider. Open to all levels of Riders including Western riders who want a better body control, better effect of the aids and stronger core strength Friday evening PowerPoint, wine and cheese introduction, Sat-Sun morning unmounted mat sessions followed by private riding sessions in the afternoon. Stabling available. To be held at Freestyle Farm in Santa Ynez- Please contact Nicole Chastain Price at 217-7433 or nicole@nicolechastain.com for more information and to sign up.

Nov. 14, Dec. 12 & Jan. 9

The Atterdag Village of Solvang Auxiliary will sponsor three square-dance lesson evenings to the public and residents of the Atterdag Village. Square dance caller is Darren Gallina. Square dance is easy, fun, great exercise and it is free. Come with any partner. Bethania Lutheran Church Parish Hall, 603 Atterdag Road from 7-9 p.m. For reservations, call 686-1644.

Friday, Nov. 18

Roland White Band at 8 p.m. at the Santa Ynez Valley Grange Hall, Los Olivos. Advance tickets may be purchased for $15 at The Book Loft, 1680 Mission Drive, in Solvang, and on the web at BlueGrassWest.com. If available, tickets at the door will be $20. Doors open at 7:30 p.m.

Saturday, Nov. 19

Happy Endings Sanctuary Fall Golf Tournament. Alisal River Course, 11 a.m. $125 for green fees, cart and dinner, $35 for dinner only. Raffle prizes and more. For more information, contact C.C. Beaudette-Wellman, Happy Endings Animal Rescue Sanctuary, www.happyendingsanimalrescuesanctuary.org, 448-7138.


Celebrate Adopt-A-Dog Month

Santa Barbara County Animal Services offers free microchips to all dogs adopted during the month of October.


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.”

The Vineyard House Restaurant for Jazz Under the Stars Wednesdays 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 money goes directly to musicians. On Friday and Saturday nights, from 6-8 p.m., Rex Harte entertains on the piano, playing his style of jazz renditions. On Sunday, brunch from 11:30 a.m.-2 p.m., Bob “Mr. 2000 tunes” Riley plays big band and showtunes on the piano. There is no cover for either of these events. 350-0284.


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.

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 - 4:30 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