22 Castillo Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93101 -- (805) 965-8527
This Morning's Events
September 20, 2017
CAUTION: This calendar is subject to change without notice. Please confirm all details prior to the event.

Solvang Wine Tours
Artisan Excursion Wine Tours, 430 Alisal Road, Solvang
Artisan Excursion
Your journey lies a head..the endless romantic vines and rolling hills. You will discover the hidden gems of Solvang wine country has to offer. Come taste rare vintage and new bridles. At Artisan Excursion Wine Tours is our deepest passion and lifestyle ...and we can not wait to share it with you. Let us pamper you with our signature service. It's this intimate experience and one on one that sets us apart.

Artisan Excursion    (805) 734-7565    http://www.artisanexcursion.com


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

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


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


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


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


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


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


Annual Nature Photography Competition: Trees of the Tri-County
Wildling Museum
, 1511-B Mission Drive, Solvang
From their bark and leaves to their ecosystems and inhabitants, each tree is unique. The tri-counties (Santa Barbara County, San Luis Obispo County and Ventura County) are home to a diverse range of tree species that make our landscape beautiful. For our 2017 Nature Photography Competition we asked photographers to explore the life cycle of trees, those who call it home, the threats they face, and their individuality. As a complement to the oak habitat mural by John Iwerks, the adult competition is on view in the second floor gallery and the junior competition is featured in the Barbara Goodall Education Center. Awards for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd will be awarded in both categories at the opening reception on January 15th. Between the two competitions over 160 entries were received! We are grateful to professional photographer Michael Miner for volunteering as our judge this year. ..... $0 - $5

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


BaseCamp
Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History
, 2559 Puesta del Sol Road, Santa Barbara
(Outdoor Nature Exploration Zone)
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

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


Spring/Summer Islands Cruise -- Dolphin, Humpback & early Blue Whale Watching
Condor Express - SEA Landing
, 301 W. Cabrillo Blvd., Santa Barbara
From spring until fall is when our channel plays host to giant Blue & Humpback Whales along with Dolphins and a variety of other sea life. Over 27 species of whales, dolphins and porpoises come to our channel to feed, mate and frolic ... making Santa Barbara one of the best year 'round whale watching areas in the world. Trips depart daily at 10am on the incredible CONDOR Express -- one of the finest whale watching vessels in the world -- returning at 2:30 pm. If conditions allow, we may also include a visit into Painted Cave on Santa Cruz Island. ..... $50.00 - $99.00

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

The Mary Jane McCord Planned Parenthood Book Sale
Earl Warren Showgrounds, 3400 Calle Real, Santa Barbara
This is the largest used book sale in the tri-counties. We have thousands of carefully curated and cleaned titles in categories that range from American History to War and Military. We have a HUGE selection of children and young adult books as well as business, cookbooks and literature. Most paperbacks are priced at $1! Stock is refreshed daily, so be sure to come by early and often.

(805) 722-1517    http://www.plannedparenthood.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

Santa Barbara County Courthouse Tours
Santa Barbara County Courthouse, 1100 Anacapa St., Santa Barbara
Free tours of this National Historic Landmark. Completed in 1929, this Moorish "castle" is one of the to attractions in Santa Barbara, both for residents and visitors. See the beautiful Mural Room, tiles, ceilings and newly opened Clock Gallery, featuring the original Seth Thomas tower clock. Go to the tower for great views of the city and Channel Islands. Tours daily at 2:00 PM and Monday to Friday at 10:30 AM.

    http://sbcourthouse.org/Default.asp?org=SBCOURTHOUSE.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


Animals A to Z
Wildling Museum
, 1511-B Mission Drive, Solvang
The Wildling Museum is pleased to announce its newest exhibition, Animals: A-Z on view from June 10 to October 9, 2017. Travel through the alphabet as the Wildling showcases a diverse artistic representation of animal species from African saddlebills to zebras and everything in between. The artworks range from realistic to abstract and represent many different mediums. Curated from private collections, artists, and even from animals themselves, Executive Director Stacey Otte-Demangate designed the exhibition to engage viewers with familiar species and discover some that are more obscure. Artworks featuring endangered species will have a special notation to help bring awareness to the crisis they face and what you can do to help. The Wildling has partnered with the Santa Barbara Zoo to offer programming and even a companion show featuring the artwork of Solvang School students and Montessori Center School of Goleta in the Volentine Discovery Pavilion. Artwork created by some of your favorite Santa Barbara Zoo residents will also be on display at the Wildling Museum.

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


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


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

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