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Santa Ynez Valley Events Calendar: Places to Go, Things to Do

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Entertainment & Events:

Thurs., Jan. 17: 7 p.m. "WE Watch sponsoring informational lecture, Cannabis: Present and Future in Santa Barbara County" at Bethania Parish Hall (Atterdag and Laurel in Solvang) for all Valley residents. The goal is to help attendees better understand how cannabis is being regulated after legalization in our state. Open to the public.

Sat., Jan. 19: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. "2nd Annual Equine Emergency Preparedness Expo" sponsored by Santa Ynez Valley Riders. A free family event. Located at the Santa Ynez Valley Equestrian Association Party Barn, 195 N Refugio Rd, Santa Ynez. Equine Emergency Preparedness Expo is a community event dedicated to preparing rural families and the animals they love for emergencies by providing educational demonstrations and family fun. For more info, contact Julie Monser at 805-264-3422 or Dawn Perrine at 805-245-6727

Through Jan. 21: "Wildling Museum’s newest exhibition: Nature Imagined" A special exhibition that celebrates nature through the vivid imaginations of Cheryl Medow, Ellen Jewett, and Hilary Brace. Inspired by nature, these artists use diverse materials and methods to create environments that engage the imagination. The Wildling Museum is located at 1511-B Mission Drive, Solvang. For more information, contact Mitra Cline at mitra@wildlingmuseum.org, 805.686.8315

Fri., Jan. 25 - Sat., Jan. 27: "Los Alamos Mushroom Festival" Festivities begin at 2 p.m. at the Bedford Winery Tasting Room and Courtyard located at 448 Bell Street, downtown Los Alamos. For those with a penchant for edible fungus, this is a culinary event not to be missed. The afternoon event unites mushroom and wine lovers alike to revel in the gustation of mushroom-centric dishes and Bedford wine. Each year “local” and cultivated mushrooms are featured along with those brought in from Oregon. Dried and fresh, there is a multitude of varieties including Chanterelles, Hedgehogs, Shitake, Porcini, Oyster, Maitake, Candy Cap, Huitacoche, and Black Trumpet. Small plates from recipes around the world continually arrive throughout the event. The fare ranges from simply grilled buttons to complex layered patés and wood-fired flatbreads prepared by the Bedford Culinary Kitchen headed by winemaker Stephan Bedford. $50 per person; $40 for wine club members. For reservations contact the tasting room 805-344-2107 or tastingroom@bedfordwinery.com.

Sat., Jan. 26: 10 a.m.-1 p.m. "Adventures in Storytelling," a local children’s author event at the Elverhøj Museum of History & Art, located at 1624 Elverhoy Way, Solvang. There is no charge for admission. Suggested donation is $5. For more information, phone the Museum at (805) 686-1211 or visit elverhoj.org.

Sun., Jan. 27: 9 a.m. (1 to 1-1/2 hours) "Mushroom Hunters Field Trip" at Los Alamos Drum Canyon Park. (Not downtown Ferrini Park). The California Folk School of Los Alamos (run by Jon and Jen Hooten) is putting on a Mushroom Hunters Field Trip as part of the Los Alamos Mushroom Festival. Learn how to become a mushroom hunter and enjoy the path less traveled in a beautiful setting conducive to mushrooms. Guides Helen Daniels, an experienced mushroom forager, and Michelle C. Torres-Grant, who has worked with the San Luis Obispo Botanical Gardens, will expand your knowledge on mushroom ecology and the ABCs of mushroom hunting. Michelle will be selling the book 'Mushrooms of the Redwood Coast' as well. The walk includes a reception of mushroom coffee and candy cap mushroom scones. Wear comfortable walking shoes and warm clothing. Dogs allowed on leash only. Cost: $15. Reservations required. Tickets will be available at www.cal-Folk.com

Mon., Feb. 4 – April 25: "12-week 2019 Livestrong program" at the Lompoc Family YMCA for cancer survivors. Instructor-led program is free. For more information, contact Regional Wellness Director Nicki Marmelzat at 805 686-2037 or email nicki.marmelzat@ciymca.org

Tues., Feb. 5 – April 25: "12-week 2019 Livestrong program" held at the Stuart C Gildred Family YMCA in Santa Ynez Valley for cancer survovors. Instructor-led program is free. For more information, contact Regional Wellness Director Nicki Marmelzat at 805 686-2037 or email nicki.marmelzat@ciymca.org

Tues., Feb. 5: 6:30 p.m. "Orientation & video presentation for 'Discover Croatia, Slovenia and the Adriatic'" at the Solvang Lutheran Church Parish Hall. Dates of the trip are Oct. 14 – 25 and include 16 meals and all excursions except for a side trip to Montenegro for $68. The Double price is $3999 per person and you will save another $50 by signing up at the orientation. To attend the orientation, RSVP with Linda Johansen at 805-686-1644. 

Fri., Feb. 8 @ 6:30 - 9 p.m.; Feb. 9 @ 11 a.m. - 5p.m.: "Garagiste Festival: 7th Annual Southern Exposure" with over 40 hard-to-find, ultra-premium, micro-production wineries from all over California to the Santa Ynez Valley. The majority of the wineries in attendance do not have tasting rooms, and their wines can be very hard to find on store shelves. Only the winemakers and/or owners will be pouring the wines. Come meet the artists who are making some of the most exciting and innovative wines in the world. All Events at The Veterans' Memorial Hall. 1745 Mission Drive, Solvang. Due to Alcohol Beverage Control regulations, no one under 21 years of age will be permitted at the event including infants and children. For access to all events (Friday's Kick-Off Party and Saturday's VIP All-Day Seminar & Tasting, a Weekend Pass can be purchased for $150. Only 50 passes available. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit https://www.facebook.com/events/318058982128329/

Sun, Feb. 10: 3 p.m. – 4 p.m. "Artist Talk with Dr. Isabel Downs (fiber artist) & Dr. Robert Warner (marine biologist)" at the Wildling Museum of Art & Nature, entitled Nature Through the Eye of a Needle - a Shared Adventure. $5 Members and $10 General Admission. The Wildling Museum is located at 1511-B Mission Drive, Solvang. For more information, contact Mitra Cline at mitra@wildlingmuseum.org, 805.686.8315

Sat., Feb. 23: 7 p.m. "39th annual Santa Ynez Valley Concert Series featuring Violinist Paul Stein and Pianist Bridget Hough" at St. Mark’s-in-the-Valley Episcopal Church, located at 2901 Nojoqui Avenue in Los Olivos. Doors open 30 minutes prior to the start with tickets being sold at the door as well as online in advance www.smitv.org/syv-concert-series.html General admission tickets are $20 and student tickets are $10 (with any student ID); complimentary reception to follow. For patron ticket purchases and any questions, contact SYV Concert Series Coordinator Linda Burrows at 805-688-7423 or the St. Mark’s office at 805-688-4454 or visit www.smitv.org or www.smitv.org/syv-concert-series.html

Fri. & Sun., March 22-24: "2nd annual NatureTrack Film Festival" kicks off Friday with an al fresco opening reception in the courtyard of St. Mark’s In-the-Valley Church prior to screenings that day and evening. A full slate of films will be offered on Saturday, and the festival will conclude on Sunday with a half day of programming and a closing reception. Films will screen at three venues in Los Olivos: the Santa Ynez Valley Grange, the Gates Foss Community Center at Los Olivos School and St. Mark’s in-The-Valley Church. Filmmaker panels, Q&As and “Meet & Greets” are part of the weekend event, along with special bonus and repeat screenings of select films. NatureTrack will also offer docent-led hikes for those wishing to take advantage of the abundant natural beauty of the Santa Ynez Valley for a more immersive outdoor experience. To become a NatureTrack Film Festival sponsor or advertiser, contact Sue Eisaguirre sue@NatureTrackFilmFestival.org. Passes to the 2019 NatureTrack Film Festival can be purchased at www.naturetrackfilmfestival.org.

Sat., Mar. 23: 7 p.m. "39th annual Santa Ynez Valley Concert Series featuring Violist Richard O’Neill and Pianist Robert Cassidy" at St. Mark’s-in-the-Valley Episcopal Church, located at 2901 Nojoqui Avenue in Los Olivos. Doors open 30 minutes prior to the start with tickets being sold at the door as well as online in advance www.smitv.org/syv-concert-series.html General admission tickets are $20 and student tickets are $10 (with any student ID); complimentary reception to follow. For patron ticket purchases and any questions, contact SYV Concert Series Coordinator Linda Burrows at 805-688-7423 or the St. Mark’s office at 805-688-4454 or visit www.smitv.org or www.smitv.org/syv-concert-series.html

Sat., April 27: 8 p.m. "Country music superstar Scotty McCreery" to perform at Solvang Festival Theater. Since McCreery's 2011 debut after winning “American Idol,” he has been rated one of country music’s hottest new stars, with nearly 3 million albums sold. The festival launches its 45th Anniversary season with this show. Tickets go on sale at 7 a.m. PST Tuesday, Jan. 15. Tickets range from $65 to $145 each at https://www.solvangfestivaltheater.org/events.php

Running Events:

February 7 - March 3, 2019 "Shakespeare in Love" plays at the Marian Theatre, Santa Maria (870 S. Bradley Road) Tickets are $33.50 - $50.00 per person with discounts for Senior, Student, Child, Military, and preview performances February 7 & 8. Pricing is based on day, time, and may increase upon demand. For tickets and more information, contact the Box Office at (805) 922-8313 or visit www.pcpa.org

Valley Clean Team weekly schedule:

Jan. 19 the Team meets at Refugio Road near 246 intersection and heads toward the Mountain; as always, leap-frogging one another. Meet time is 8:15 a.m., rain or shine, for one hour only. The public is invited to join any Saturday. All supplies are provided. Just show up. For more information, contact team organizer Bill Connell at wconnell@connellandersen.com

January 2019 Events at the Santa Ynez Valley Libraries

Recurring programs:

Every Mon., 11 a.m., “Preschool Storytime” Bringing your preschooler to storytime will help get them ready to read! Stay for a craft or play session afterward and make a new friend. Buellton Library, 140 W. Highway 246, Buellton; 805-688-3115

Every Tue., 10:30 a.m., “Preschool Storytime” Bringing your preschooler to storytime will help get them ready to read! Stay for a craft or play session afterward and make a new friend. Solvang Library, 1745 Mission Drive, Solvang; 805-688-4214

Every Tue., 5:30-6:30 p.m., “One-on-One Tutoring: E and Audiobooks on your Mobile Device” Drop in for a free 20 minute session with volunteer Bethany C., and start accessing the library’s free online materials. Bring your device (E-reader, tablet, laptop, or smartphone). Buellton Library, 140 W. Highway 246, Buellton; 805-688-3115

Every Wed. 10:30 a.m., “Wiggly Storytime” Short stories, songs, rhymes, and activities for babies, toddlers and preschoolers. Be ready to participate with your child, and spend some time being silly together. Solvang Library, 1745 Mission Drive, Solvang; 805-688-4214

Every Other Wed. starting Jan. 16, 3:30-4:30 p.m., “Reading with Dogs” Our Tail Waggin’ Tutors help young readers practice reading skills by reading aloud to the kindest, least judgmental listeners around. Drop in for a 10-15 minute individual session with a “tutor.” Buellton Library, 140 W. Highway 246, Buellton; 805-688-3115

Every Thurs., 3:30-4:30 p.m., “Reading with Dogs” Our Tail Waggin’ Tutors help young readers practice reading skills by reading aloud to the kindest, least judgmental listeners around. Drop in for a 10-15 minute individual session with a “tutor.” Solvang Library, 1745 Mission Drive, Solvang; 805-688-4214, 1745 Mission Drive, Solvang; 805-688-4214

***ALL LIBRARIES WILL BE CLOSED Monday January 21 for Martin Luther King Day ***

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Special Events:

Fri., Jan 18: 1:00 – 2:30 p.m. “Buellton Bookworms Book Club” Join our monthly discussions! Copies of the book can be checked out from the service desk. Meets monthly on third Fridays. Buellton Library, 140 W. Highway 246, Buellton; 805-688-3115

Sat., Jan. 19: 10:30 – 11:30 a.m. “Beginning Crochet with Tatiana” (2nd of 2 classes) Learn basic crochet with textile artist Tatiana! First week, learn basic stitches, second week, learn to make a little stuffed Owl! All persons over 8 are welcome. (8 year olds are welcome with an accompanying adult.) All materials supplied, please register at SBPLibrary.org to reserve a spot. Solvang Library, 1745 Mission Drive, Solvang; 805-688-4214

Sat., Jan. 19: 4:00-5:00 p.m. “Coding Club” Come learn about code, and what you can create! All ages welcome. Meets twice monthly, once at Buellton and once at Solvang. Solvang Library, 1745 Mission Drive, Solvang; 805-688-4214

Sat., Jan. 26: 1:00 p.m. “Saturday Movie” Free matinee on the 4th Saturday of each month. Call us to find out what is showing! Solvang Library, 1745 Mission Drive, Solvang; 805-688-4214

Sat., Jan 26: 2:00 – 3:00 p.m. “Beach Art” A Makers program for all ages. Join us as we create amazing pieces of art out of driftwood, rocks, and shells! Buellton Library, 140 W. Highway 246, Buellton; 805-688-3115

**All events are free to the public**

Galleries:

Art Hus: 475 First St., Solvang. Features local artists’ fine art and handmade crafts. Daily 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. 805-686-1892.

Cypress Gallery: 119 E. Cypress Ave., Lompoc. Open noon to 4 p.m., Tuesday through Sunday. 805-737-1129.

Fine Art Nature and Landscape Photography by Christopher L.T. Brown: 446 Alisal Road., Suite 19, Solvang. Thursday through Monday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.; private viewings by appointment. 805-694-8626 visit TychoBrown.com.

Santa Ynez Valley Arts Association: 2920 Grand Ave., Los Olivos. Daily 10 am. to 5 p.m. Showcases the work of 40 regional artists; its Guild Room is home of the Artist Guild of the Santa Ynez Valley.

Gerlach Photography Gallery: 1539 Mission Drive, Solvang. Large format photography of the Santa Ynez Valley by Philip Gerlach. 805-693-0031.

Inez Gallery: 2446 Alamo Pintado, Los Olivos. Fine art and handmade goods. Thurs. through Sun. 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. 805-688-8884.

Judith Hale Gallery: 1693 Copenhagen Drive, Solvang. Inside Solvang Antiques. Contemporary art including traditional and Western themes. Daily 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. 805-688-1222.

Pavlov Art Gallery: 1608 Copenhagen Dr., Solvang. Original artwork by contemporary artists in various styles and mediums. Daily 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. 805-686-1080..

Solvang Antiques Fine Art Gallery: 1693 Copenhagen Drive, Solvang. Exhibiting original works dating back to the 18th C. Daily 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. 805-686-2322 or visit solvangantiques.com.

The C Gallery: 466 Bell St., Los Alamos. Contemporary art with contemplative edge. Wednesday and Thursday 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., Friday, Saturday, Sunday noon-5 p.m. 805-344-3807 or connie@thecgallery.com.

Zaca Creek Art Gallery: 91 Second St., Suite C, Buellton. Monday through Friday 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., weekends by appointment. 805-688-2270.

Museums:

Buellton Historical Society: Upstairs at Pea Soup Andersen’s, Buellton. Daily 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. sorensam@verizon.net

Neal Taylor Nature Center: Tuesday through Sunday. 805-693-0691 or visit clnaturecenter.org.

Elverhoj Museum of History and Art: 1624 Elverhoj Way, Solvang. Wednesday through Sunday 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.; private tours by appointment. 805-686-1211.

Hans Christian Andersen Museum: Upstairs at The Book Loft, 1680 Mission Drive, Solvang. Wednesday through Sunday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. 805-688-2052.

La Purisima Mission State Historic Park: 2295 Purisima Road, Lompoc. Exhibits showcase the history from its founding to the present. Call for hours. 805-733-3713

Old Mission Santa Ines: 1760 Mission Drive. Self-guided tours of the museum daily 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. 805-688-4815.

Santa Ynez Valley Historical Museum & Parks-Janeway Carriage House: 3596 Sagunto St., Santa Ynez. Wednesday through Sunday noon to 4 p.m. 805-688-7889 or visit santaynezmuseum.org.

Solvang Vintage Motorcycle Museum: 320 Alisal Road, Solvang. Vintage and rare motorcycles including European race bikes. Saturday- Sunday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. 805-686-9522 or visit motosolvang,com

Wildling Art Museum: 1511-B Mission Drive, Solvang. Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Saturday-Sunday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. 805-688-1082 or visit www.wildlingmuseum.org.

Ongoing:

Daily: Cachuma Lake Recreation Area offers wildlife cruises, fishing, nature walks, Junior Rangers, and a hands-on Nature Center and boat rentals. 805-688-4515 or visit countyofsb.org/parks.

Daily: Clairmont Lavendar Farms. 2480 Roblar Ave., Los Olivos. Wednesday to Monday, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Call 805-688-7505 or visit clairmontfarms.com.

Daily: Life Enrichment Day Care program for dependent seniors at Friendship House, 880 Friendship La., Solvang. 805-688-8748.

Daily: OstrichLand USA. 610 E. Highway 246, Solvang. Feed ostriches, gift shop, fresh ostrich and emu eggs. Open 9 a.m. to dusk. Call 805-686-9696 or visit ostrichlandusa.com.

Daily: Segway Tours of Solvang. 453 Atterdag Road, Solvang. Call 805-688-8899 or visit www.advoutwest.com/ca-tours/ca-segway.html

Daily: Wheel Fun Rentals. Four-wheeled surrey and cruiser bike rentals. 9 a.m. to dusk. 475 First St., Solvang. Call 688-0091 or visit wheelfunrentals.com

Daily: Zaca Creek Nine Hole Public Golf Course. Daily sunrise to sunset. No tee times. 223 Shadow Mountain Drive, Buellton. 805-691-9272 or 805-720-4080.

Daily: AA (Alcoholics Anonymous) meetings. 688-4304 for times and locations.

Sundays: 8-10 a.m. Santa Ynez Valley Cars & Coffee. Classic, sports and muscle cars, coffee, and camaraderie. El Rancho Marketplace. For more information, call Peter at 805-451-4163 or Phil at 805-801-1736.

Sundays: FAA (Food Addicts Anonymous) meets at 6 p.m. at the Santa Ynez Valley Alano Club, 320 Alisal Road, Solvang. 805-757-7783 or visit foodaddicts anonymous.org.

Mondays: 6:30 p.m. Divorce Care Support Group; 805-688-5171 to register.

Mondays: Senior t’ai chi classes at the Solvang Senior Center. 688-1086.

Mondays: Buellton 4-H meets on the third Monday of the month at 7:30 p.m. at Buellton Senior Center. 805-688-6180 or email buellton4h@yahoo.com.

Mondays: Lucky Clover 4-H meets the first Monday of every month at 7 p.m. at the Grange in Los Olivos. Contact Cameme Haws at 805-688-6021 or heehaws@comcast.net.

Mondays: Friendship House Auxiliary meets second Monday of the month at 9:30 a.m. at Netzer House. 805-688-8748 or info@friendshiphouse.com.

Mondays: Los Alamos Senior Center is open Monday to Friday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Saturday 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. to anyone who quilts, knits, crochets. Drop-ins welcome. For more information, call 805-662-8920.

Mondays and Thursdays: Arthritis Foundation’s Exercise Program at Solvang Senior Center, 1745 Mission Drive, Solvang. 10:15-11:15 a.m. 805-688-3793.

Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays: Stress relief; Meditation Mondays; Tapping Tuesdays; Chakra Thursdays at Valley Holistic Healing, 6:30-7:30 p.m. Hwy. 246, Buellton. 805-245-8906.

Monday-Friday: Insight Martial Arts/SYV Cultural Center 3595 Numancia St., Santa Ynez. Call for schedule. 805-686-1111.

Tuesdays: 6:30 p.m. "Women’s Moon Cycle.” Series of talks on: Coming of Age for girls, Women’s Cycles, Fertility and Menopause. Hosted by Barbara Hannelore and held bi-weekly at Valley Holistic Healing in Buellton. Call 805-698-4939; or visit www.womenswaymooncycles.com

Tuesdays: Solvang Rotary meetings at Alisal River Grill, Solvang. 7:15 a.m., www.solvangrotary.com

Tuesdays: Refresher course in bridge and poker, Solvang Senior Center, 1 p.m. 805-688-3793.

Tuesdays: 5:30-6:30 p.m. “One-on-One Tutoring: E and Audiobooks on your Mobile Device.” Drop in for a free 20 minute session with volunteer Bethany C., and start accessing the library’s free online materials. Bring your device (E-reader, tablet, laptop, or smartphone). Buellton Library, 140 W. Highway 246, Buellton; 805-688-3115.

Tuesdays: Alzheimer’s Association Support Group; first and third Tuesdays, 2-3:30 p.m., Solvang Friendship House; 805-688-8748.

Tuesdays: Senior $7 dinner at Buellton Senior Center on the fourth Tues. of the month. Wine included. Raffle. 164 W. Hwy. 246, Buellton. 805-688-4571.

Tuesdays: Santa Ynez Valley Youth Coalition meets quarterly, on the fourth Tues. of January, March, June and September, 3:30 p.m. at People Helping People, 545 Alisal Road, Solvang. Contact Mary Conway at 805-686-0295 or mary@syvphp.com.

Tuesdays: Atterdag Village of Solvang Auxiliary meets on the first Tuesday of each month in the Don Sorenson Living Room at Atterdag Village at 4 p.m. 805-686-1644.

Tuesdays: Santa Ynez Valley Cycling Club ride leaves at 5:30 p.m. from Dr. J’s Cyclery at 1693 Mission Drive, Solvang. 805-688-6263.

Tuesdays: Santa Ynez Valley Master Chorale rehearsals at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Janin Acres. 7:00 - 9:00 p.m. Details are online at syvchorale.org or by email at info@syvchorale.org.

Wednesdays: Senior-oriented wood working classes. Learn wood working from a senior along with veneering, construction and finishes. 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.; senior rate; 900 McMurray Road, Unit 3, Buellton. For more information call 805-325-3645 or email americanartistryinwood@gmail.com.

Wednesdays: Rotary Club of Santa Ynez Valley. Meets Wednesday at noon at Roots 246, Solvang. www.santaynezvalleyrotary.org.

Wednesdays: Manga Club. For young adults and teens who like to draw Manga-style art. Materials provided. Solvang Library. For more information, call 805-688-4214.

Wednesdays: Knitting, crocheting, embroidery at the Buellton Senior Center. 1 p.m. 154 W. Hwy 246, Buellton. 805-688-4571.

Wednesdays: “Support the Troops” meets the fourth Wednesday of every month at 11 a.m. at 4245 Baseline Ave., Santa Ynez, to assemble packages for the troops. Call Shirley Hollister at 805-688-3967.

Wednesdays: Healing Hearts Grief Support Group with Mary Kappmeyer-Curl, certified counselor at the SYV Presbyterian Church, 1825 Alamo Pintado, Solvang, 2-4 p.m. 805-693-0244.

Wednesdays: Solvang Farmers Market, First Street, between Copenhagen Drive and Mission, 2:30-6 p.m.

Wednesdays: The Santa Ynez Valley Women's Network, informal forum for female entrepreneurs to help grow their businesses, meets for dinner on the second Wednesday of each month, 6-8 p.m. 805-688-9571.

Wednesdays: Dinner at Buellton Senior Center. 5:30 p.m. on 3rd Wed. of the month. 164 W. Hwy 246, Buellton. 805-688-4571.

Wednesdays: Al-Anon and Al-Ateen meets at 7:30 p.m. at St. Mark’s-in-the-Valley Episcopal Church, 2901 Nojoqui, Los Olivos. 805-757-7783.

Wednesdays: West Coast Swing Dancing lessons at the Solvang Veterans Memorial Building. Beginners, 7 p.m., Intermediate at 7:30 p.m. Registration through Solvang Parks and Recreation Department 805-688-7529 or email: rufeseens@aol.com.

Wednesdays: 3:30-4:30 p.m. “Reading with Dogs.” Our Tail Waggin’ Tutors help young readers practice reading skills by reading aloud to the kindest, least judgmental listeners around. Drop in for a 10-15 minute individual session with a “tutor.” Buellton Library, 140 W. Highway 246, Buellton; 805-688-3115.

Thursdays: Easy Does It Chair Exercises at Buellton Senior Center. 10 a.m. 164 W. Hwy. 246, Buellton. 805-688-4571.

Thursdays (first 3 Thursdays of each month): Buellton Rotary Club meets weekly at 7:30 am. at Pea Soup Andersen's in Buellton, contact Judy Blokdyk 805-280-2466, www.BuelltonRotaryClub.org.

Thursdays: 3:30-4:30 p.m. “Reading with Dogs.” Our Tail Waggin’ Tutors help young readers practice reading skills by reading aloud to the kindest, least judgmental listeners around. Drop in for a 10-15 minute individual session with a “tutor.” Solvang Library, 1745 Mission Drive, Solvang; 805-688-4214.

Thursdays: SYV Wind Ensemble concert band meets at the SYVUHS Music Room at 7 p.m. Looking for musicians to join. For more information, call 805-403-7732 or visit valleywind.weebly.com.

Thursdays: Santa Ynez Valley Elks Lodge No. 2640 meets the first and third Thursdays of the month at 7 p.m. 805-688-3448.

Thursdays: Rotary Club of Los Olivos meetings at the Grange, 2374 Alamo Pintado Road, Los Olivos, 5:15 p.m. 805-688-0658.

Thursdays: Lions Club of Santa Ynez meets the first and third Thursday of the month at 11:30 a.m. at Church at the Crossroads, Buellton. 805-680-7742.

Thursdays: Texas Hold ‘Em Poker at the Solvang Senior Center. 1-3 p.m. 805-688-3793.

Friday through Mondays: Solvang Trolley & Carriage. Explore Solvang via a 20-minute narrated tour aboard a vintage trolley drawn by Belgian draft horses. Board at Copenhagen Drive near Solvang Visitors Center. Noon-5 p.m. every 35 mins. 805-794-8958 or go to: www.solvangtrolley.com

Fridays: Bingo at the Buellton Senior Center, 164 W. Hwy. 246. 1-3 p.m. 805-688-4571.

Fridays: Live music at Carr Winery Warehouse, 3563 Numancia St., Santa Ynez. 6-8 p.m. For more information, visit carrwinery.com.

Saturdays: Santa Ynez Valley Cycling Club weekly group ride leaves from Dr. J's Bicycle Shop, 1693 Mission Drive, Solvang at 9 a.m. 805-688-6263 or 805-686-9770.

Saturdays: “Third Saturdays” in Los Alamos. Once a month shops in Los Alamos stay open until 8 p.m. 805-344-3807.

Saturday: Every 2nd Saturday through December from noon to 5 p.m. - "2nd Saturday Artisans." Original handmade works of art for show and sale at the Grange Hall, 2374 Alamo Pintado Road in Los Olivos. For more information: info@santaynezvalleyarts.org

Saturdays: Edward Jorgensen Wood Working Classes. Learn veneering, light construction, finishes. Make your own small project. We supply tools. 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.; 900 McMurray Road, Unit 3, Buellton. Call 805-325-3645 or email americanartistryinwood@gmail.com for more information.

Saturday and Sundays: Santa Barbara Soaring. Glider rides at the Santa Ynez Airport. 805-688-2517 or visit www.sbsoaring.com.

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