931 E. Cabrillo Blvd., Santa Barbara, CA 93103 -- (805) 966-1641
This Morning's Events
December 13, 2017
CAUTION: This calendar is subject to change without notice. Please confirm all details prior to the event.

NEW Kindergarten Program at The Knox School of S.B.
The Knox School of Santa Barbara, 1525 Santa Barbara St., Santa Barbara
The Knox School of Santa Barbara is currently recruiting children for a full-day kindergarten program for the 2018-19 school year. <p> Young gifted children (ages birth to 8 years) are among the most underserved populations of gifted children, Knox School reports. Yet, Knox understands early intervention has a significant effect on their continued development. <p> The Knox School has created a thoughtful, developmentally appropriate program for its youngest students, including hands-on learning and intellectual stimulation that prioritizes their unique characteristics and need for accelerated learning. <p> The Knox School’s kindergarten program draws from best practices within gifted education and is equally inspired by Italy's Reggio Emilia schools. <p> As such, Knox said, equal weight is placed on a strong academic program which lays a solid foundation for future studies at school, and purposeful play in and out of the classroom, enhancing not only learning but affective skills, too. <p> A celebration of the natural curiosity and exuberance of the young child allows these traits to thrive and develop a clear and positive sense of self. <p> Kindergarten bridges the play-based early childhood approach with the school’s elementary and middle school gifted education program.<p> As such, students in Knox’s kindergarten program continue with daily exploration through free play and hands-on projects, while exploring mathematics and literacy through direct instruction, Knox said.<p> As in the other grades, kindergarten students have the opportunity to accelerate through this curriculum as guided by ability and interest.<p> The Knox School’s approach not only enhances intellectual and social development, but also nurtures multiple forms of knowledge representation in early childhood, thus laying foundations for diverse talent development.<p> For more information on The Knox School, visit www.KnoxSchoolSB.org (http://www.KnoxSchoolSB.org) or call 222-0107.<p> <br> <br> Fundamental principles of the Reggio Emilia approach include:<p> Children are capable of constructing their own learning; they are driven by their interests to understand and know more.<p> Children form an understanding of themselves and their place in the world through interactions with others. There is a focus on social collaboration, working in groups, where each child is an equal participant; their thoughts, questions are valued. <p> Children are communicators. Communication is a process, a way of discovering things, asking questions, using language as play. Playing with sounds and rhythm and rhyme; delighting in the process of communicating. <p> Children are encouraged to use language to investigate and explore, to re􀃗ect on their experiences. They are listened to with respect, believing that their questions and observations are an opportunity to learn and search together. <p> The environment is the third teacher. The environment is recognized for its potential to inspire children. An environment filled with natural light, order and beauty; open spaces free from clutter. <p> The space encourages collaboration, communication and exploration. The space respects children as capable by providing them with authentic materials & tools. The space is cared for by the children and the adults.<p> The adult is a mentor and guide. Our role as adults is to observe the children, listen to their questions and their stories, and what interests them, then provide them with opportunities to explore these interests.<p> The Reggio Emilia Approach takes a child-led project approach. The projects aren’t planned in advanced; they emerge based on the child’s interests.

(805) 222-0107    http://www.knoxschoolsb.org

Water Wise Home Garden
Santa Barbara Botanic Garden
, 1212 Mission Canyon Road, Santa Barbara
Originally the Home Demonstration Garden designed by landscape architect Ron Lutsko, the Water Wise Home Garden features our Easy California Native Plants in a variety of landscape applications: sunny mixed borders, shady understory of a mature oak tree, ground covers, and decorative potted plants. These plans are easy to grow, readily available (at the Garden Growers Nursery and elsewhere), drought tolerant, wildlife habitats, and beautiful! Its small scale and realistic setting make this garden relevant to today's home gardener. The displays in the garden highlight ways you can be water savvy at home.

(805) 682-4726    http://www.sbbg.org

Gleason-Potter Exhibition
Santa Barbara Botanic Garden
, 1212 Mission Canyon Road, Santa Barbara
Local plein air artists Kevin Gleason and Chris Potter will showcase the beauty of Santa Barbara’s natural landscapes in the Pritzlaff Conservation Center Gallery. From ocean bluffs to woodland trails, Gleason and Potter translate natural hues, plays of light, and idyllic scenes into stylized masterpieces with an animated quality. This selection of their work will feature iconic local views – including new paintings of the Garden from two perspectives. FREE with Garden admission. Opening Reception on December 10, 2-4pm.

(805) 682-4726    http://www.sbbg.org

Paragliding Flights - You Can Fly!
Eagle Paragliding
, 2650 Cliff Drive, Santa Barbara
Eagle Paragliding
There is no prior experience necessary for a tandem flight, or a 1 Day Introductory Paragliding Lesson. Age is not a factor on flight park or mountain tandems, and we can get kids 12 and older up fly solo. Elings Flight Park and the Santa Barbara Mountains have an amazing views of the Pacific Ocean, and the Channel Islands. Experience the adventure of your life from you birds eye view. ..... $100 - $200

(805) 968-0980    http://www.eagleparagliding.com

Horseback Riding Tours (VARIOUS TIMES)
Captain Jacks Tours
, , Santa Barbara
Our $90 trail ride is Kim Kardashian's favorite ride!. This coastal ride is 1.5 hours long and is a 30 minute drive from Santa Barbara. Transportation to the ranch is not included. During this ride you will wind through a forest, past a seasonal waterfall, and up to the top of a mountain where you will have beautiful ocean views. Our wranglers will even stop and take your picture during your tour! We start our rides at 9:30, 11:30, 2:00 & 3:30. ..... $90.00

Captain Jack's Tours    (805) 564-1819    http://www.captainjackstours.com

Heaven on Earth Kayak/Horseback Ride Tour-- Kim Kardashian rode this ride!
Captain Jack's Tours
, , Santa Barbara
This may well be the closest to "heaven" you will ever get...in this lifetime. Captain Jack's Santa Barbara Tours is proud to offer our most breathtaking tour ever. This tour combines an ocean kayak tour at the beautiful and famous "smugglers cove" (Refugio Beach) in the morning, where chances are good that the locals will show up to greet you. Dolphins, sea lions, and the migratory Grey Whale may cruise by (in the distance) to say hello. Next, you'll be transported to a secluded resort nestled between a babbling brook and evergreen sycamore trees where you'll enjoy a delicious lunch (lunch not included in price). ..... $225

(805) 564-1819    http://www.captainjackstours.com

The Story of Santa Barbara
Santa Barbara Historical Museum
, 136 E. De la Guerra Street, Santa Barbara
We invite you to experience the Museum’s signature permanent exhibit, The Story of Santa Barbara. Stroll through exquisite galleries which trace the compelling history of “The American Riviera” from the days of the Chumash to the twentieth century.

(805) 966-1601    http://www.santabarbaramuseum.com

Edward Borein Gallery
Santa Barbara Historical Museum
, 136 E. De la Guerra Street, Santa Barbara
Edward Borein was one of a handful of early Western artists who was actually born in the West. As a young man he roamed the western states and territories and much of Mexico, working as a cowboy and using his artistic talent to record these experiences. Developing a deep affection for the West, and nurtured by his free lifestyle as a cowboy, he soon became known as a facile and spontaneous recorder of cowboy and Indian life. ..... $5 - $7

(805) 966-1601    http://www.santabarbaramuseum.com

Reindeer at the Zoo
Santa Barbara Zoological Gardens
, 500 Ninos Drive, Santa Barbara
For the first time in its 54-year history, the Santa Barbara Zoo will exhibit reindeer, on view only this holiday season from Wednesday, November 22, 2017, to Monday, January 1, 2018. ..... $10 - $17

(805) 962-5339    http://www.sbzoo.org

Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History
, 2559 Puesta del Sol Road, Santa Barbara
A new outdoor nature engagement area, BaseCamp will be located on the south side of Mission Creek and will be open between September 5, 2017 through mid-2018. BaseCamp will be in operation while key areas of the Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History are undergoing an amazing revitalization. This includes the Museum’s highly popular Backyard and Nature Club House which will receive some enhancements and new exploratory program spaces.

(805) 682-4711    http://www.sbnature.org/basecamp

Wild Things – Audubon's North American Mammals
Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History
, 2559 Puesta del Sol Road, Santa Barbara
The artist and naturalist, John James Audubon, famous for his historic work on the Birds of America produced the outstanding work on North American mammals in the 19th century. While many of America’s animals were familiar, they were not described and illustrated in one publication until Audubon and his co-author, the Reverend John Bachman published the "Imperial Folio of Quadrupeds."

(805) 682-4711    http://www.sbnature.org

Proud of Our Past
Carpinteria Valley Museum of History
, 956 Maple Avenue, Carpinteria
Museum exhibits include Chumash artifacts from the hunting and gathering culture of these industrious Native Americans; a Californio adobe rancho scene reflecting the great Mexican cattle-ranching period; and Victorian home furnishings; a farm house kitchen; farming and blacksmith implements and saddles; a one-room schoolhouse; early oil development and asphalt mining; agricultural history; the village of Summerland, and much more. In the museum’s archives a rare collection of historic photographs documents the town’s early businesses, its notable citizens, its beautiful landscapes, and the men and women who developed the farms and labored in the fertile fields.

(805) 684-3112    http://www.carpinteriahistoricalmuseum.org

Fall - Islands Cruise -- Dolphin, Humpbacks, Blue Whales, Southbound Gray Whale Watching
Condor Express - SEA Landing
, 301 W. Cabrillo Blvd., Santa Barbara
The great whales have rediscovered Santa Barbara. Over 27 species of whales, dolphins and porpoises come to our channel each year since 1990 to feed, mate and frolic... which makes Santa Barbara one of the best year 'round whale watching areas in the world. Our trips depart daily at 10am, returning at 2:30pm on the incredible CONDOR Express, one of the finest whale watching vessels in the world. ..... $50.00 - $99.00

(805) 882-0088    http://www.condorexpress.com

Sailing Cruises (Various Times)
Boat Launch (S.B. Harbor)
, Sail Center, Santa Barbara
The perfect way to spend your day in Santa Barbara. You'll experience a fun and exciting cruise while enjoying beautiful views of the coast and the channel islands. You'll find plenty of room for you and your guest or a large party. On board you'll find a beer, wine and a soda bar. Light snacks and restrooms are on hand for your convenience. We offer a variety of cruises for your enjoyment such as day cruises, private cruises, and even sunset cruises. For more information on these cruises or other fun filled activities, please visit us at: http://www.captainjackstours.com/rates.html or call us at (805) 564-1819 to book your cruise or activity. ..... $50

Captain Jack's Tours    (805) 564-1819    http://www.captainjackstours.com

Trees of the Season Holiday Celebration and Fundraiser
Guadalupe-Nipomo Dunes Center, 1065 Guadalupe St, Guadalupe
Tickets $2 or 6 for $10 The Dunes Center cordially invites you to participate in our fourteenth annual holiday event, Trees of the Season. This year, proceeds will support educational programs and activities. Together, we can continue our goal of creating a premier educational institution! Drawing You can purchase raffle tickets starting November 18, 2017 to win the fantastic trees and wreaths with their accompanying goodies. Tickets will be sold at the Dunes Center during business hours. This year, there are several trees that include locally made wine, gift certificates to local restaurants, and more! Dates to Remember Friday, November 17th 6:00- 7:00 p.m. : Exclusive Members and Volunteers-Only Preview Ring in the holiday season with the unveiling of this year’s trees and wreaths while enjoying holiday beverages and treats. RSVP by calling (805)343-2455 or email admin@dunescenter.org. Not a member? Join between November 17th and December 15th and receive the equivalent value of your membership in complimentary tickets. (For example, donate at the $100 level and receive 50 tickets). Saturday, November 18 to Friday, December 15 10:00-4:00 p.m. : General Viewing and Ticket Sales at the Dunes Center Support the Dunes Center by entering the drawing to win your favorite holiday tree or wreath. Friday, December 15 6:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.: Trees of the Season Holiday Gala The Dunes Center invites the community to join us for holiday festivities with food, drinks, wine, and special holiday cocktails. Children attendees are invited to pick the winning tickets.

(805) 343-2455    http://dunescenter.org/events/trees/

California Condors
Santa Barbara Zoological Gardens
, 500 Ninos Drive, Santa Barbara
With the opening of California Trails on Earth Day 2009, the Santa Barbara Zoo became one of a handful of zoos to exhibit these highly endangered scavengers – the largest land birds in North America, with wingspans topping 9½ feet. The Santa Barbara Zoo’s condors are still part of the recovery program and wear wing tags that identify them as individuals. The lower the number, the older the bird.

(805) 962-5339    http://www.santabarbarazoo.org

Topiary Garden
Ganna Walska Lotusland
, Cold Springs Road, Santa Barbara
The topiary garden’s centerpiece is a working clock, 25 feet in diameter, that dates from 1955. Renovated in 1998, the clock face now features three different low-growing succulents and copper zodiac signs that were crafted to replicate earlier ones. The clock is bordered by a ring of chalk sticks (Senecio mandraliscae).

(805) 969-9990    http://www.lotusland.org

El Presidio de Santa Bárbara
El Presidio de Santa Barbara State Historic Park
, 123 East Canon Perdido Street, Santa Barbara
Located in downtown Santa Barbara, El Presidio de Santa Bárbara State Historic Park (El Presidio SHP) is a 5 1/2-acre park that preserves the site of the last Spanish fortress, or presidio, founded in Alta (Upper) California in 1782. Two of the fort‘s original adobe buildings still exist and are open to the public—El Cuartel and the Cañedo Adobe. ..... $4.00 - $5.00

(805) 965-0093    http://www.sbthp.org

$70 Wine Tour
Captain Jack's Tours
, , Santa Barbara
We'll escort you to 3 wine tasting destinations in one of our comfortable SUVs or vans. You'll enjoy tastings at 3 of the following locations: Summerland Winery tasting room, Carr Winery, Oreana Winery,Fox tasting room, Santa Barbara Winery, Kunin/Westerly or LaFond Winery. You will also enjoy an olive oil and vinegar tasting. The tour includes a stop for lunch at a local favorite restaurant (lunch is not included in the price). This tour does not go into the Santa Ynez Valley, so we do not see vineyards. Includes all Wine Tasting Fees and Transportation. ..... $70

(805) 564-1819    http://www.captainjackstours.com

Harbor Kayak Tour
Boat Launch (S.B. Harbor)
, Between Sea Landing & Sail Center, Santa Barbara
Captain Jacks Santa Barbara Tours conducts guided 1.5 - 2 hour kayak tours of the Santa Barbara Harbor at 10:30 & 1:30 daily. Experience California's most beautiful harbor on this fun and easy tour. Our professionally guided tour includes a kayak lesson/briefing, all kayak gear and paddles. This tour is the perfect introduction to kayaking and is fun for the entire family. ..... $50

Captain Jack's Tours    (805) 564-1819    http://www.captainjackstours.com

Valeska Soares: Any Moment Now
Santa Barbara Museum of Art
, 1130 State Street, Santa Barbara
September 17 – December 31, 2017 ..... "Valeska Soares: Any Moment Now" brings together 49 artworks, consisting of installation, sculpture, photography, and video, dating from the early 1990s to the present. A distinctive figure in the international legacy of installation art, Soares interweaves themes of love, desire, memory, and time in her minimal, conceptual, and multi-sensorial bodies of work. Sourcing collected and found objects, such as books, light fixtures, antique stools, carpets, mirrors, anonymous portrait paintings, and even flowers, the artist repurposes such materials, subverting their original use and inviting new meaning. The referent installation, "Any Moment Now…" (2014), for instance, is a series of 365 vintage dust jackets that are by transformed by Soares into a subjective mapping of a year’s time. The images and titles of each cover, from books such as "Long Day's Journey Into Night," "The Morning After," and "Now or Never," combine together in this installation to generate new and ever-shifting narratives. This exhibition represents the artist’s second survey exhibition and her first major solo museum exhibition in the Western United States, and is co-organized by the Phoenix Art Museum, where it will be on view in spring 2018. ..... $6 - $10

(805) 963-4364    http://www.sbma.net

The Student & The Teacher
Wildling Museum
, 1511-B Mission Drive, Solvang
Theodore Waddell and Isabelle Johnson ..... The Wildling has partnered with the Yellowstone Art Museum to bring you a unique exhibition which pairs the modernist Western landscapes of Theodore Waddell (b. 1941) with those of his former teacher Isabelle Johnson (1901 – 1992). Johnson was a second-generation ranch owner in Montana who loved history and art. After travels in Europe and training on the East Coast she brought a modernist sensibility back to Montana and her art. Her influence can be seen in the artwork of Theodore Waddell who trained with her at Eastern Montana College, along with many other artists. Waddell has become renowned for his own modernist perspective on western landscapes which have an unromanticized view of ranching life and wild landscapes in big sky country. His work can be found in major museums including the Denver Museum of Art, Los Angeles County Museum of Art and many more.

(805) 688-1082    http://www.wildlingmuseum.org

Wine Tasting With the Winter Pass
Various Tasting Rooms in the Santa Ynez Valley
, Multiple locations, Santa Ynez Valley
Wine Tasting All Winter Long with The Winter Pass Now through January 31, 2018. One Pass--One Price--15 Wineries! The Winter Pass is the ticket to fabulous wine tasting at the premier boutique wineries of California’s Santa Ynez Valley. For just $45, tasters receive one wine tasting at 15 of the Santa Ynez Valley Wine Country Association tasting rooms. The Winter Pass is valid from today through January 31, 2018. Reservations are not required and there are no blackout dates. Passes expire when all 15 tastings have been used, or on January 31, 2018--whichever occurs first. Winter Passes are available for $45 online at www.santaynezwinecountry.com. Participating wineries: Alexander & Wayne, Arthur Earl, Buscador Winery, Buttonwood Farm Winery, Ca' Del Grevino, Carivintas, Casa Cassara Wines, Dreamcote Wine Company, Imagine Wine, Kalyra Winery, Lincourt Vineyards, Lucas & Lewellen, Lucky Dogg Winery, Rideau Vineyard, and Toccata Wines. Savor the tastes of the Santa Ynez Valley Wine Country all winter long. Makes a great gift, too! ..... $45 - $50

Santa Ynez Valley Wine Country Association    (800) 563-3183    http://www.santaynezwinecountry.com

Santa Barbara Beer Tasting Tour
Captain Jack's Tours
, , Santa Barbara
Santa Barbara County may be known for its wine, but that's not the only locally-produced beverage receiving rave reviews. The region's micro-breweries give beer lovers a tasting trail of their own. On the tour you'll enjoy 3 of the area's prime brewing locations. In Santa Barbara, The Brew House is a lively full service restaurant, and M. Special Brewery up North has bands and food trucks rotating on a regular basis and claims what we believe is the longest bar in SB County made from a single piece of a fallen tree. To the south, Carpinteria is home to Island Brewing Company and has been brewing award winning beers in this little slice of paradise since 2000, they have won both national and international acclaim for their hand crafted ales, steadily gaining a groundswell of support among beer enthusiasts. The Beer Tour includes all tasting fees and transportation. At one of these stops you'll be given time to enjoy a great lunch. (Not included in the price.) Tours of the beer making process are based on the availability of the brewery staff and the discretion of the guide and may not be possible on busy days. ..... $85

(805) 564-1819    http://www.captainjackstours.com

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