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

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Entertainment & Events:

Fri., June 14: 5 -10 p.m. “3rd Annual Festival of the Vines” event sponsored by the Santa Ynez Valley Historical Museum at Gainey Vineyard, located at 3690 Highway 246 in Santa Ynez. The festival is a fundraiser for Museum exhibits and programs. After wine tasting and appetizers, there will be a chance to bid on a special collection of live auction items arranged by the Board of Directors and friends of the Museum. A sumptuous plated farm-to-table dinner will follow. Advanced ticket reservations should be made by June 3rd. The cost is $125 for Museum members and $150 for non-members. Tickets may be purchased online at www.santaynezmuseum.org or by calling Laini Jacobsen at the Museum: (805) 688-8899. Attendees are encouraged to wear outdoor party attire; ranch footwear is recommended.

Sat., June 15: 6 to 8 p.m. "Wine & Wisdom” series pairs local wines and food with a scintillating discussion “Adventures on the Frontier of Ignorance” led by Lompoc resident and philosopher Joe White, a Santa Barbara City College professor emeritus. The event will be held at Loring Wine Company’s Buellton tasting room, 201 Industrial Way, across from Industrial Eats restaurant. Guests will enjoy three tastes of Loring wines (one chardonnay and two pinot noirs) and hors d’ oeuvres from the Cha Cha Cooking Club. The fee is $40 per person.

Fri,. Sat., and Sun., June 14th -16: "9th Annual Wine Country Bike Trek" benefiting SYV's People Helping People will be held at Midland School in Los Olivos. The Bike Trek event includes a fully-supported ride at your own pace 30 or 50 mile circuit on each of its three days. Participants can choose to ride on 1, 2, or 3 days and can also choose the length of their ride each day. People Helping People (PHP) has announced that registration is now open. For more information about the event-- or to register, visit www.winecountrybiketrek.com or call (805) 686-0295.

Fri., June 14: 8 p.m. "Chiquis Rivera to perform at Chumash Casino Resort" Eldest daughter of the late Latin star Jenni Rivera, she has posted two No. 1 albums on the Regional Mexican chart and currently stars on her family’s reality TV show “The Riveras.“ The singer will make her debut at the Chumash Casino Resort. Tickets for the show are $39, $44, $49, $59 and $69. Tickets for all events are available at The CLUB at Chumash or online at www.chumashcasino.com. Chumash Casino Resort is an age 21-and-older venue.

Sun., June 16: 3 – 5 p.m. “Jazz & Beyond: Mads Tolling & The Mads Men” Grammy Award-winning violinist Mads Tolling is returning to Solvang Festival Theater by popular demand. The Danish native and popular Bay Area performer and his multi-talented musicians will be performing the most memorable tunes of the 1960s Mads Men era including the themes from Mission: Impossible and The Pink Panther. The concert is under the oaks in the Solvang Festival Theater’s 100-seat Patron Garden. Gates open at 2:30 p.m. Wine, beer, soft drinks, and cheese & fruit plates available for sale. Tickets are $30 and can be purchased online at www.solvangfestivaltheater.org or by calling 805-686-1789.

Wed., June 19: 3 to 5 p.m. "Book signing at The Book Loft" for Nan Virden's book, The Secret of Emma Pryce, which is the first book of a trilogy. Light refreshment to be served.

Fri., June 21: 8 p.m "Thunder From Down Under" the Australian all-male dance revue, will return to the Chumash Casino Resort’s Samala Showroom. Tickets for the show are $19, $24 & $29 and are available at The CLUB at Chumash or online at www.chumashcasino.com. Located on Highway 246 in Santa Ynez, California, the Chumash Casino Resort is an age 21-and-older venue.

Sat., June 22: 8 p.m. "Peter Feldmann and The Very Lonesome Boys" live bluegrass, country, America folk music concert will be held at Santa Ynez Valley Grange Hall, 2374 Alamo Pintado Avenue in Los Olivos. Cost for admission is $15 at the door; $12.50 will advanced purchase online at https://bluegrasswest.com/.

Sat., June 22: 7:30 p.m. "Screening of classic baseball movie Field of Dreams" at Tower Pizza, located at 436 Alisal Road, Solvang. Purchase food and drink at Tower Pizza to help support Central Coast Film Society. Proceeds from fundraising will be used to purchase outdoor movie screening equipment for events in the Santa Ynez Valley and around the Central Coast, leading up to the organization’s first film festival in 2020. This is a FREE event. Movie screening happens on the outside patio. For more information, visit https://www.centralcoastfilmsociety.org/events.html

Sun., June 23: 8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. "Summer Solstice Nature Hike" on Pine Mountain in Ojai with local native plant educator Lanny Kaufer. Learn identification and uses of native plants in the Yellow Pine Forest habitat. $25 for adults, $20 seniors 62-and-up, $15 for students 13-17. No dogs or smoking, please. Register HerbWalks.com or call 805-646-6281.

Sun., June 23: 3 - 4:30 p.m. "A Community Celebration of Artist Ray Strong" at the Wildling Museum of Art & Nature celebrating the life and legacy of artist Ray Strong (1905-2006), as part of their exhibition “Ray Strong: A Collector’s Passion” which closes on Monday, July 8. Collector Dave Parker will close the program by chatting with interested audience members in his exhibition on the first floor, “Ray Strong: A Collector’s Passion.” Refreshments will also be available. For more information, visit www.WildlingMuseum.org, or contact their executive director, Stacey Otte-Demangate at stacey@wildlingmuseum.org, 805-686-8216.

Sat., June 29: 11 a.m. "8th Annual Santa Ynez Valley Polo Classic" hosted by Happy Canyon Vineyard at Piocho Ranch in Santa Ynez to benefit Santa Ynez Valley People Helping People (PHP). The event will include high goal professional women’s and men’s matches with a preliminary junior competition. VIP, Patron, Club, and General Admission tickets for the 2019 version of the Classic, Saturday, June 29th, are now available online at syvpoloclassic.com. General admission tickets are only $15 each and $5 for children under 12 and include nearby parking and shaded seating close to the action. Food and beverages, including beer and wine, will be available for purchase. Tickets, volunteer opportunities, and more information are available online at www.syvpoloclassic.com or by calling Erica at (805) 686-0295.

Sat., June 29: 5:30 – 8:45 p.m. "Santa Ynez Valley Summer Classic" benefit takes place on the beautiful shaded grounds of St. Mark’s-in-the-Valley Episcopal Church located at 2901 Nojoqui Avenue in Los Olivos. The courtyard and Stacy Hall will be the setting for an elegant alfresco meal with Chef Jeff Olsson of New West Catering providing a sumptuous feast. Wine sponsors are Foxen Vineyard & Winery, Spear Vineyards & Winery and Demetria Estate Winery & Vineyard and Fiddlehead Cellars. Throughout the evening, DJ Marc Dillon of Gavin Roy Presents will provide wonderful music concluding with tunes for dancing. $150 per person donation including wines, beverages, hors d'oeuvres, gourmet dinner and music. Reservations are available securely online at www.SMITV.org/the-summer-classic.html or by sending a check and contact information with the notation “2019 Summer Classic” to St. Mark’s-in-the-Valley, Post Office Box 39, Los Olivos, CA 93441.

Sat., June 29: 2-5 p.m. "Santa Barbara Wine + Food Festival" hosted by Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History will feature the Central Coast's premier wine and food purveyors. Net proceeds from the festival support the Museum’s nature and science education programs for all ages. Tickets cost $80 for Museum members and $105 for non-members. VIP tickets, including access to the VIP Lounge, early entry at 1 p.m., eight exclusive tastings and food pairings with winemakers, and more, cost $130 for Museum members and $155 for non-members. Designated drivers are free to enter as long as they accompany a paid guest. Designated drivers can sign up by emailing Sarah at sclement@sbnature2.org and giving the names of their passenger(s). For more information and to purchase tickets, visit sbnature.org/winefestival.

Sun., June 30: 6 p.m. "11th Annual Santa Barbara Youth Project Concert" at Standing Sun Winery will benefit at risk children with the power of therapeutic horses. The Santa Ynez Valley Songwriters Project will donate an evening of music for the cause. Ticket donations are $30 donation (tax deductible). Standing Sun is located at 92 Second Street, Buellton. To purchase tickets, visit http://www.standingsunwines.com/Concert-Tick

Tues., July 2: “Comedy, Story and Poetry” performance by screenwriter and novelist, Gerald DiPego, and songwriter, poet Toni Stern. They will present a reading of their works in two performances set for 5 p.m. and 7 p.m. at Los Olivos Community Organization (formerly the Grange), 2374 Alamo Pintado Avenue in Los Olivos. Both performances are free to the public.

Thurs., July 4: 2 p.m. "Free Holiday Concert" in the Solvang Veterans Memorial Hall, 1745 Mission Drive. Packed with music and absolutely free, the Santa Ynez Valley Master Chorale and student musicians from SYV Jazz Studio will deliver a rousing concert of Americana, traditional and patriotic music including familiar anthems and folk songs. Scheduled between the parade and fireworks, this concert celebrates the birth of our nation with toe-tapping, uplifting music where humming along is totally acceptable! Come early for a good seat. More information at www.syvchorale.org or by email to info@syvchorale.org.

Fri., July 5: "Debut of The Midtown Men" stars from the original cast of Broadway’s “Jersey Boys” will perform at the Chumash Casino Resort Samala Showroom. The show features Tony Award winner Christian Hoff, Michael Longoria, Daniel Reichard and J. Robert Spencer as they bring their favorite 1960s hits to life. Tickets are $10, $15 and $20 and are available at The CLUB at Chumash or online at www.chumashcasino.com.

Fri., July 19: 8 p.m. "The Fray to perform at Chumash Casino Resort" The Grammy-nominated band that debuted in 2002 and scored with hits such as “Over My Head (Cable Car)” and “How to Save a Life,” will make their first appearance in the Samala Showroom. Tickets are $69, $74, $79, $89 and $99. Tickets for all events are available at The CLUB at Chumash or online at www.chumashcasino.com. Chumash Casino Resort is an age 21-and-older venue.

Sat., July 20: 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. "Indigo dyeing Workshop" at the Elverhøj Museum of History & Art. Participants will learn the dyeing process from Santa Barbara artist Susan Owens. All materials are provided. Workshop fee is $25 for museum members, $30 for non-members plus a $15 materials fee. Pre-registration is required and class size is limited. To enroll, phone the museum at 805-686-1211 or email info@elverhoj.org.

Sun., July 21: 3 – 5 p.m. “Jazz & Beyond: Charged Particles with Tod Dickow” Making their Santa Ynez Valley debut, Charged Particles features Murray Low on keyboards, Aaron Germain on bass, and Jon Krosnick on drums. This dazzling group has an electrifying style. For this performance they are upping their game with the addition of world-renowned saxophonist Tod Dickow who has played with the likes of Harry Connick, Jr. and Dave Brubeck. The concert is under the oaks in the Solvang Festival Theater’s 100-seat Patron Garden. Gates open at 2:30 p.m. Wine, beer, soft drinks, and cheese & fruit plates available for sale. Tickets are $30 and can be purchased online at www.solvangfestivaltheater.org or by calling 805-686-1789.

Sun., August 18: 3 – 5 p.m. “Jazz & Beyond: Julie Kelley with the Marshall Otwell Trio and Special Guest Dave Becker.” Kelly is one of the most respected jazz vocalists on the West Coast, radiating pure joy with her lyrics. She’s making her Solvang Festival Theater debut when she joins jazz pianist Otwell and local legend and “Jazz & Beyond” favorite, saxophonist Dave Becker. The concert is under the oaks in the Solvang Festival Theater’s 100-seat Patron Garden. Gates open at 2:30 p.m. Wine, beer, soft drinks, and cheese & fruit plates available for sale. Tickets are $30 and can be purchased online at www.solvangfestivaltheater.org or by calling 805-686-1789.

Fri., Aug. 23: 8 p.m. "Country music duo Big and Rich to perform at Chumash Casino Resort" Composed of singers and guitarists Big Kenny and John Rich, bring their “Peace Love and Happy Hour” tour to Santa Ynez in support of their latest album “Did it For the Party.” Tickets for the show are $69, $74, $79, $89 and $99. Tickets for all events are available at The CLUB at Chumash or online at www.chumashcasino.com. Chumash Casino Resort is an age 21-and-older venue.

Fri., Sept. 6.: 8 p.m. "Gladys Knight returns" to the Chumash Casino Samala Showroom. The seven-time Grammy Award winner is best known for her smash hit “Midnight Train to Georgia.” Tickets for the show are $49, $59, $69, $74 and $79 and are available at The CLUB at Chumash or online at www.chumashcasino.com.

Sun., Sept. 8: 3 -5 p.m. “Jazz & Beyond: The Holy Crow Jazz Band.” If you’re a fan of old-time jazz and blues from the 1900s to 1930s, this is the show for you! Coming up from Los Angeles to perform in Jazz & Beyond for the first time, and with the lead vocalist playing a washboard, this is sure to be a foot stompin’ good time. The concert is under the oaks in the Solvang Festival Theater’s 100-seat Patron Garden. Gates open at 2:30 p.m. Wine, beer, soft drinks, and cheese & fruit plates available for sale. Tickets are $30 and can be purchased online at www.solvangfestivaltheater.org or by calling 805-686-1789.

Fri., Sept. 27: 8 p.m. "Ramon Ayala performs" at the Chumash Casino Samala Showroom. The legendary Norteño performer who sold out the Samala Showroom nearly one month prior to his appearance last year, returns. Tickets for the show are $49, $59, $69, $74 and $79 and are available at The CLUB at Chumash or online at www.chumashcasino.com.

Wed., Oct. 23 & Thurs., Oct. 24.: 8 p.m. "J. Balvin performs at Chumash Casino Resort" The Colombian reggaeton star who performed at this year’s Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival, will bring his 24-city U.S. tour to the Chumash Casino Resort’s Samala Showroom for two nights. Both shows will begin at 8 p.m. Tickets are $99, $124, $149, $164, $179 and are available at The CLUB at Chumash or online at www.chumashcasino.com. Located on Highway 246 in Santa Ynez, California, the Chumash Casino Resort is an age 21-and-older venue.

Fri., Nov. 1 at 8 p.m.: "Three Dog Night performs at Chumash Casino Resort" The band is celebrating five decades of three No. 1 hits “Mama Told Me (Not to Come),” “Joy to the World” and “Black and White” amid a string of 21 consecutive of Top 40 singles on the pop charts during the 1970s. Tickets are $29, $39, $49, $54 and $59. Tickets for all events are available at The CLUB at Chumash or online at www.chumashcasino.com. Chumash Casino Resort is an age 21-and-older venue.

Fri., Nov. 8: 8 p.m. "Moscow Ballet returns to the Samala Showroom to perform its Great Russian Nutcracker”. The world-renowned dance company has previously performed its critically acclaimed Christmastime production at the Chumash Casino Resort in 2016 and 2014 in front of sold-out audiences. Tickets for the 2019 show are $29, $39, $49, $54 and $59. Tickets for all events are available at The CLUB at Chumash or online at www.chumashcasino.com. Chumash Casino Resort is an age 21-and-older venue.

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Ongoing Events:

Now through Sept. 2: "Butterflies Alive! and Prehistoric Forest Summer Exhibits" open to the public. Visitors will be guided through a beautiful garden while nearly 1,000 live butterflies flutter freely around them. Various butterfly species will cycle through the pavilion throughout the summer, so no two visits will be the same. Visitors who cross the Museum’s wooden bridges over Mission Creek will enter Prehistoric Forest and take a stroll back in time to come face-to-face with dinosaurs in the wild: a Tyrannosaurus rex, armored Stegosaurus, high-crested Parasaurolophus, Triceratops and Ankylosaurus mothers with their young. These handcrafted moving animatronics from Kokoro Exhibits spark the imaginations of dinosaur-lovers of all ages. Both exhibits are open daily from 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. For more information, visit sbnature.org.

June 13 - 30: "A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder" PCPA performance, a knock ‘em dead musical comedy which took the 2014 Tony Awards by storm with 10 nominations – winning four, including Best Musical, will play in the Solvang Festival Theater, 420 2nd Street in Solvang. Tickets are $49.00 - $62.00 with discounts for Senior, Student, Child, Military, and preview performances April 25 & 26. Pricing based on day, time, and may increase upon demand. Contact the box office at (805) 922-8313 or visit www.pcpa.org.

July 8 – September 25: "Free 'Livestrong' 12-week program" for adult cancer survivors. Participants will receive a three-month membership and will participate in a two day per week instructor led class at the Stuart C Gildred Family YMCA. To register, contact Nicki Marmelzat, Regional Wellness Director at 805 686-2037, or email nicki.marmelzat@ciymca.org for more information.

Sept. 3 – November 21: "Free 'Livestrong' 12-week program" for adult cancer survivors. Participants will receive a three-month membership and will participate in a two day per week instructor led class at the Stuart C Gildred Family YMCA. To register, contact Nicki Marmelzat, Regional Wellness Director at 805 686-2037, or email nicki.marmelzat@ciymca.org for more information.

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Valley Clean Team Weekly Schedule: 

Returns Fall 2019

The public is invited to join any and all Saturdays. The group meets rain or shine. All supplies are provided. Just show up. For more information, contact team organizer Bill Connell at wconnell@connellandersen.com

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Summer 2019 SYV Cottage Hospital Free Nutrition & Diabetes Education Classes:

  • Friday, June 14 from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. – Q & A Session: You Ask & The Dietitian Answers
  • Friday, June 21 from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. – Alcohol & Your Health
  • Friday, June 28 from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. – Arthritis & Diet: A Connection?
  • Monday, July 1 from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. – Carbohydrate Counting for Diabetics
  • Friday, July 5 from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. – Let’s Talk About Coffee!
  • Monday, July 8 from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. – Conquering Diabetes Complications
  • Monday, July 15 from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. – Diabetes Management Options
  • Friday, July 19 from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. – Artificial Sweeteners
  • Friday, July 26 from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. – Protein Powder Comparisons
  • Monday, July 29 from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. – Diabetes & Exercise: What You Need to Know
  • Friday, August 2 from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. – Summertime Smoothies
  • Friday, August 9 from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. – Ice Cream Tasting, Oh My!
  • Friday, August 16 from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. – Rethink Your Drink
  • Friday, August 23 from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. – What is the FODMAP Diet?
  • Friday, August 30 from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. – Keys to Weight Loss: What Works & What Doesn’t

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Summer 2019 Events at the Santa Ynez Valley Libraries:

Recurring library 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 Tues., 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 Tues., 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 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 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

June 8 through July 31: “It’s Showtime at Your Library!” Summer Reading Programs. For all ages! Sign up, read, win prizes and have fun. Volunteer opportunities available too. K-6th grades: Come in to the library to get a prize packet at 5 books. Keep reading for more prizes at 10, 15, 20 and 25 books. Teens: come pick up a prize every time you read a book, up to 5 books. Adults: fill out a ticket for a chance to win a prize every time you check out a book!

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Special Library Events:

All events are free to the public. Many programs are funded by the Friends of the Library of SYV and Buellton Friends of the Library. Check library websites for more events at SBPLibrary.org before June 30; and GoletaValleyLibrary.org after June 30.

Thurs., June 13: 10:30 -11:30 a.m. “Hula-Hoop Show and Workshop with KitKat Hoops” This performance and interactive workshop includes sparkling LED hoops to put a twist on class circus entertainment! Everyone is welcome, participants in the workshop must be 8 years old and up. Sign up ahead of time for the workshop portion! Solvang Library, 1745 Mission Drive, Solvang; 805-688-4214

Sat., June 15: 10:30-11:30 a.m. “Beginning Crochet with Tatiana (Week 1)” 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. Second session is June 22. (8 year olds are welcome with an accompanying adult.) All materials supplied, please register to reserve a spot. Solvang Library, 1745 Mission Drive, Solvang; 805-688-4214

Sat., June 15: 4:00 p.m. -5:00 p.m. “Coding Club” This summer we’ll be playing with 3-d printing! Learn to adapt and write programs for printing! Space is limited, please register online or at the library. Best for ages 8 and up. Solvang Library, 1745 Mission Drive, Solvang; 805-688-4214

Tues. June 18, 10:30 -11:30 a.m. “Magician Shawn McMaster” Don’t miss this crowd pleasing master magician. Shawn McMaster performs a high-energy, interactive show filled with wit, astonishment, and hilarity for the whole family. Best for ages 4 and up. Solvang Library, 1745 Mission Drive, Solvang; 805-688-4214

Tues. June 18, 3:30 – 4:30 p.m.,“Magician Shawn McMaster” Don’t miss this crowd pleasing master magician. Shawn McMaster performs a high-energy, interactive show filled with wit, astonishment, and hilarity for the whole family. Best for ages 4 and up. . Buellton Library, 140 W. Highway 246, Buellton; 805-688-3115

Thur., June 20: 3:30 -4:30 p.m. “Trading Card Club” Meet your friends to play Pokemon, Yu-Gi-Oh, or Magic The Gathering. Beginners welcome. Bring your deck, and come on time: there are prizes for participating! Solvang Library, 1745 Mission Drive, Solvang; 805-688-4214

Wed., June 19, 20 & 21, 5:00-6:00 p.m. “Shakespeare ReadAloud: A Midsummer Night’s Dream” A play-reading group for adults, teens and children 9 and up. Not a performance- everyone participates reading this classic work aloud! (Although you can come just to listen.) All are welcome, please call or email to reserve a spot, and drop into the library to checkout a script before the event. Check with the library to confirm location, this event may move! Solvang Library, 1745 Mission Drive, Solvang; 805-688-4214

Fri., June 21: 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. Monthly on third Fridays. Buellton Library, 140 W. Highway 246, Buellton; 805-688-3115

Sat., June 22: 10:30-11:30 a.m. “Beginning Crochet with Tatiana (Week 2)” 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 to reserve a spot. Solvang Library, 1745 Mission Drive, Solvang; 805-688-4214

Sat., June 22:1:00 p.m.  “Saturday Movie” Meet your friends for a 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., June 22: 2:00 – 3:00 p.m. “Maker Workshop” Free, for ages 6 and up-check with the library to see what we’re making this month! Buellton Library, 140 W. Highway 246, Buellton; 805-688-3115

Wed., June 26: 10:30-11:30 a.m. “Music with Miss Diane” A music participation program for you and your baby/toddler/preschooler. Diane Byington of Solvang Conservatory shares songs, instrument play, rhythm chants and movement in a relaxed, playful setting. Caregiver participation required. Pre-registration guarantees a spot. Solvang Library, 1745 Mission Drive, Solvang; 805-688-4214

Sat., June 29; 10:30 a.m. – 12 p.m. “Independence Day Parade Craft Workshop” It’s Showtime! Join us in a makers extravaganza as we create a fun SYV Libraries entry for the Solvang Fourth of July Parade. Materials provided, bring your imagination! All ages welcome-Children 7 and under must be with an adult or teen. Reserve a space for ONE of the four sessions Sat., June 29; Tues., July 2; or Wed., July 3 at Solvang Library; Tuesday July 2, 3:30 – 5:00 p.m. at Buellton Library Solvang Library, 1745 Mission Drive, Solvang; 805-688-4214

Tues., July 2; 10:30 a.m. – 12 p.m. “Independence Day Parade Craft Workshop” It’s Showtime! Join us in a makers extravaganza as we create a fun SYV Libraries entry for the Solvang Fourth of July Parade. Materials provided, bring your imagination! All ages welcome-Children 7 and under must be with an adult or teen. Reserve a space for ONE of the four sessions Sat., June 29; Tues., July 2; or Wed., July 3 at Solvang Library; Tuesday July 2, 3:30 – 5:00 p.m. at Buellton Library Solvang Library, 1745 Mission Drive, Solvang; 805-688-4214

Tues. July 2, 3:30 – 5:00 p.m. “Independence Day Parade Craft Workshop” It’s Showtime! Join us in a makers extravaganza as we create a fun SYV Libraries entry for the Solvang Fourth of July Parade. Materials provided, bring your imagination! All ages welcome-Children 7 and under must be with an adult or teen. Reserve a space for ONE of the four sessions Sat., June 29; Tues., July 2; or Wed., July 3 at Solvang Library; Tuesday July 2, 3:30 – 5:00 p.m. at Buellton Library Buellton Library, 140 W. Highway 246, Buellton; 805-688-3115

Wed., July 3: 10:30 a.m. – 12 p.m. “Independence Day Parade Craft Workshop” It’s Showtime! Join us in a makers extravaganza as we create a fun SYV Libraries entry for the Solvang Fourth of July Parade. Materials provided, bring your imagination! All ages welcome-Children 7 and under must be with an adult or teen. Reserve a space for ONE of the four sessions Sat., June 29; Tues., July 2; or Wed., July 3 at Solvang Library; Tuesday July 2, 3:30 – 5:00 p.m. at Buellton Library Solvang Library, 1745 Mission Drive, Solvang; 805-688-4214

Thurs., July 4: “Join the Parade!” Don’t just watch the parade - be in it! Walk in Solvang’s Independence Day Parade with all the Santa Ynez Valley Libraries! Directions for the parade route will be given out at the craft sessions, above. Can’t do the craft? You can still walk with us! (Libraries are closed on July 4.) Solvang Library, 1745 Mission Drive, Solvang; 805-688-4214

Sat., July 6: 11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. “Coding Club” This summer we’ll be playing with 3-d printing! Learn to adapt and write programs for printing! Space is limited, please register online or at the library. Best for ages 8 and up. Buellton Library, 140 W. Highway 246, Buellton; 805-688-3115

Tues., July 9: 6:00-7:30 p.m. “B.Y.O. (Bring Your Own) Book Club” A book club with no obligations, just great conversation. Meet up with Solvang library staff at the Wandering Dog to share what you’ve been reading with other library readers, hear about their recent favorites! Wandering Dog Wine Bar, Solvang 1539 Mission Drive

Wed., July 10: 5:00 – 6:00 p.m. “Stuffed Animal Storytime & Sleepover” Put on your pajamas, grab your favorite stuffed animal friend, and join us for a Showtime Storytime! Afterward your stuffed friends will have an incredible sleepover party that will be one to remember! Buellton Library, 140 W. Highway 246, Buellton; 805-688-3115

Thurs., July 11: 10:30 -11:30 a.m. “Luce Puppets: Circus Fantastico!” Free to the public: a new show from this most whimsical and original puppeteer. Best for ages 3 and up. Solvang Library, 1745 Mission Drive, Solvang; 805-688-4214

Sat., July 13: 2:00 -3:00 p.m. “Ukulele Jim” Enjoy great music for all ages from "Ukulele Jim," a local favorite who’ll have the Buellton Library grooving this summer. Buellton Library, 140 W. Highway 246, Buellton; 805-688-3115

Thurs., July 18: 3:30 -4:30 p.m. “Trading Card Club” Meet your friends to play Pokemon, Yu-Gi-Oh, or Magic The Gathering. Beginners welcome. Bring your deck, and come on time: there are prizes for participating! Solvang Library, 1745 Mission Drive, Solvang; 805-688-4214

Fri., July 19: 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. Monthly on third Fridays. Buellton Library, 140 W. Highway 246, Buellton; 805-688-3115

Sat., July 20: 10:30 -11:30 a.m. “Franklin Haynes Presents Marionette Magic” A free show for the family from this master puppeteer: Marionette Magic is a wonderful variety puppet show featuring some of Franklin’s most popular and frequently asked for characters! Solvang Library, 1745 Mission Drive, Solvang; 805-688-4214

Sat., July 20: 2:00-3:00 p.m. “Franklin Haynes:Las Marionetas en Desfile” A free show for the family from this master puppeteer Las marionetas en desfile (Marionettes on Parade) is a multicultural fiesta show set to lively and passionate Mariachi and South American music! Buellton Library, 140 W. Highway 246, Buellton; 805-688-3115

Sat., July 20: 4:00 p.m. -5:00 p.m. “Coding Club” This summer we’ll be playing with 3-d printing! Learn to adapt and write programs for printing! Space is limited, please register online or at the library. Best for ages 8 and up. Solvang Library, 1745 Mission Drive, Solvang; 805-688-4214

Tues., July 23: 3:00-5:55 p.m. “Stuffed Animal Sleepover!” Drop off your favorite stuffed animal for a night of fun at the library. When you pick them up the next day, we’ll have photos for you of the animals’ antics! (If you don’t have a stuffed animal, the library can lend you one!) Solvang Library, 1745 Mission Drive, Solvang; 805-688-4214

Wed., July 24: 10:30-11:30 a.m. “Music with Miss Diane” A music participation program for you and your baby/toddler/preschooler. Diane Byington of Solvang Conservatory shares songs, instrument play, rhythm chants and movement in a relaxed, playful setting. Caregiver participation required. Pre-registration guarantees a spot. Solvang Library, 1745 Mission Drive, Solvang; 805-688-4214.

Wed., July 24, 25 & 26, 5:00-6:00 p.m. “Shakespeare ReadAloud: MacBeth” A play-reading group for adults, teens and children 9 and up. Not a performance- everyone participates reading this classic work aloud! (Although you can come just to listen.) All are welcome, please call or email to reserve a spot, and drop into the library to checkout a script before the event. Check with the library to confirm location! Solvang Library, 1745 Mission Drive, Solvang; 805-688-4214

Sat., July 27: 1:00 p.m. “Saturday Movie” Meet your friends for a 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., July 27: 2:00 – 3:00 p.m., “Maker Workshop” Free, for ages 6 and up-check with the library to see what we’re making this month! Buellton Library, 140 W. Highway 246, Buellton; 805-688-3115

Wed., July 31: 10:30 a.m. “Zoo to You” Conservation Ambassadors brings the natural world to us with live animals and relevant storytelling. This free event will be on the lawn outside the library- bring a blanket! Solvang Library, 1745 Mission Drive, Solvang; 805-688-4214

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Local Art 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.

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 fine art dating back to the 18th C, and contemporary artists. Open 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.

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Museums:

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

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Ongoing Local Activities:

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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