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Places to Go, things to do

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

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Entertainment & Events:

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.

Sat., Aug. 24 & Aug., 25: "Reiki Master Cindy Rackley will teach a Reiki Level I certification class" on Saturday, followed by a Reiki Level II certification class on Sunday. The class will be held at Return to Freedom’s American Wild Horse Sanctuary, located south of Lompoc. Advance registration is required. For more information, visit https://returntofreedom.org/visit/

Sat., Aug. 24: 1 - 3 p.m. "Origami Peace and Harmony Garland Class" at The Wildling Museum of Art and Nature, 1511 B-Mission Drive Solvang. Led by Cydney Miller, attendees will learn how to make a colorful garland of origami cranes and butterflies with decorative beads and crystal accents. Everything needed for this project – including origami paper, tassels, embroider floss, scissors, and needles – will be provided in class. $45 per person + $10 materials fee to be paid to instructor in class. Ages 12 (with supervision) to adult. Class size limited to 12 participants. To register, contact Julie Mock, stop in at the Wildling, email info@wildlingmuseum.org or 805.686.8315.

Sat., Aug. 24: 10 - 2 p.m. "World of the Weasel Returns to Solvang" at The Book Loft, 1680 Mission Drive, Solvang. Author Salvo Lavis returns to sign kids' favorites Once Upon a Weasel and Wild Wild Weasel. A boy's imagination runs wild when he adopts a pet weasel that sparks his imagination and helps bring his space travel fantasies to life. Back on planet Earth, problems arise when the weasel escapes during a class field trip and turns an entire science museum upside down. In trouble with his parents, the boy must figure out how to make things right and how to keep pet he loves.In Wild Wild Weasel, the weasel and boy are back! Space travel was a breeze compared to their latest challenge: obedience school. But can a weasel be trained? Find out what happens when wild animals go to school, just like kids. For more information, contact Heidi Honeyman at mail@bookloftsolvang.com or 805-688-6010.

Tues., Aug. 27: 4 p.m. "Back-to-School Focus on Education Open House" presented by the Santa Ynez Valley Historical Museum. An educational program from 4-5 p.m. will lead educators, students and parents to understand the museum's new education-focused initiatives. Following the tour at 5 p.m., John R. Johnson, Ph.D., Curator of Anthropology at the Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History, and Susan Morris, a historical researcher, will present current research about Juana Maria, the real-life "Lone Woman," known as "Karana," the central character in Scott O'Dell's Island of the Blue Dolphins. Museum doors open at 4 p.m. The cost is a suggested $5.00 donation. Children and educators as free. An RSVP is requested. Contact Ms. Reilly or Teresa Mills at (805) 688-7889, email education@santaynezmuseum.org or visit santaynezmuseum.org.

Tues., Aug. 27: 7 p.m. "SYV Master Chorale Rehearsals" begin for Christmas Around the World concert to be held on December 14 and 15. Join the Santa Ynez Valley Master Chorale on Tuesday evenings to prepare for a concert of worldly favorites and moving, new music celebrating Christmas around the world. New singers to the Chorale (17 years and older) can meet the director and other Chorale members at Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, 2672 Janin Way, Solvang, at 6:30 p.m. for a brief audition. Returning members arrive at 7:00 p.m. Auditions will also be held by appointment, August 20 – 27. Call Michael Eglin to schedule (805-757-9482). Rehearsals are every Tuesday from 7:00 – 9:00 p.m. with two or three additional practices just prior to concerts in December. Send questions to info@syvchorale.org or check out the Chorale at www.syvchorale.org.

Tues., Aug. 27: 4 p.m. SY Historical Museum presents "Back-to-School Focus on Education Open House"; and at 5 p.m. "Historical lecture on the real-life "Lone Woman," known as "Karana," the central character in Scott O'Dell's Island of the Blue Dolphins. John R. Johnson, Ph.D., Curator of Anthropology at the Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History, and Susan Morris, a historical researcher, will present current research about Juana Maria,Recent archaeological discoveries and historical research have uncovered new details which help us to understand why she may have remained on San Nicolas Island – perhaps not so alone as previously believed. Museum doors open at 4 p.m. Suggested $5.00 donation. Children and educators as free.

Fri., Aug. 30: 8 p.m. “Lost 80’s Live Tour” arrives at Chumash Casino Resort. Get transported back to the decade of big hair, neon and synthesizers and a healthy dose of nostalgia. Tickets for the show are $69, $74, $79, $89 & $99. Located on Highway 246 in Santa Ynez, California, the Chumash Casino Resort is an age 21-and-older venue. Tickets for all events are available at The CLUB at Chumash or online at www.chumashcasino.com.

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. 13 & Sat., Sept. 14: 8 p.m. "Latin crossover star Luis Fonsi to perform" at Chumash Casino Resort' Samala Room for two nights in a row. Tickets will be $79, $89, $99, $109 and $119. 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. 20 through Sun., Sept. 22: "83rd Annual Solvang Danish Days heritage Festival" celebrates with Aebleskiver, Axe Throwing, Free Entertainment, Foodie Experiences in downtown Solvang. Danish Days guests looking to “live like Vikings” throughout the event weekend will have the opportunity to purchase a “Dane For A Day” VIP ticket bundle (only available online), while those looking to gain quicker entrance to Saturday’s and/or Sunday’s Aebleskiver Breakfasts may now purchase tickets for either day’s Breakfast online, in advance. All advance, online tickets are available at solvang-danish-days-2019.eventbrite.com.

Sat., Sept. 21: 7:00 p.m. "40th season of the Santa Ynez Valley Concert Series" will be celebrated with a special gala concert featuring soprano Isabel Bayrakdarian in a program of gypsy songs and tangos. She will be accompanied by Concert Series Artistic Director Dr. Robert Cassidy on piano; as well as Benjamin Jacobson on violin and Jonathan Moerschel on viola, both hailing from the Calder Quartet. Following the performance there will be a complimentary champagne reception with the artists and a tribute to the Series Founder and Artistic Director Rose Knoles who led the Series for 35 years. Doors for each concert open 30 minutes prior to the start with tickets being sold at the door as well as online in advance at https://www.smitv.org/concert-series-tickets.html. Patron tickets are $35 and general admission tickets are $20. Students with ID are free. For patron seating or any questions, call/text SYV Concert Series Coordinator Linda Burrows at 805-705-0938 or e-mail syvconcerts@smitv.org

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.

Thurs., Oct. 3: 8 p.m.: "Country music superstar Clint Black returns to Solvang Festival Theater" in a concert to benefit the nonprofit theater, with all proceeds going into maintenance of the iconic 45-year-old outdoor venue. Gates open at 6:30 p.m. The music starts at 8 p.m. The show is sponsored in part by Firestone Walker Brewing Company. Tickets range from $155 to $65. To purchase tickets, visit www.solvangfestivaltheater.org or call 805-686-1789. Solvang Festival Theater is located at 420 2nd Street, Solvang.

Sat., Oct. 19: 2:00-5:00 p.m. "2nd annual Solvang Grape Stomp event" happens in downtown Solvang on First Street (between Mission Drive/Hwy 246 & Copenhagen Drive) and the adjacent Solvang Park. Solvang Stomp guests will have the opportunity to stomp grapes in vats barefoot, sip tastes from dozens of area wineries, dance to a live band, drink pink in the “I Love Rosé Lounge” and be able to purchase food inside the festival area from popular area eateries as well as participate in the “Lucy & Ricky Ricardo Look-a-Like Contest. All “Solvang Stompers” will receive a souvenir logo wine glass and foot towel plus a ticket to win wine-related prizes. General admission from 2:00-5:00 p.m. is $75 per person and VIP Stompers (limited to 250 guests) features early admission at 1:00 p.m. and private VIP area for $125 per person. Guests must be ages 21 years and beyond. Advance ticket purchases are highly recommended online at www.solvangusa.com/STOMP

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.

Sat., Nov. 9: 7 p.m. "Santa Ynez Valley Concert Series" presents their 40th season with an evening of chamber music featuring the Mozart Piano Quartets and Martinu’s Second String Trio, with renowned artists Jackie Brand on violin, Erik Rynearson, on viola and Trevor Handy on cello; as well as featured guests Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra, and Robert Cassidy on piano. Following the performance there will be a complimentary champagne reception with the artists and a tribute to the Series Founder and Artistic Director Rose Knoles who led the Series for 35 years. Doors for each concert open 30 minutes prior to the start with tickets being sold at the door as well as online in advance at https://www.smitv.org/concert-series-tickets.html. Patron tickets are $35 and general admission tickets are $20. Students with ID are free. For patron seating or any questions, call/text SYV Concert Series Coordinator Linda Burrows at 805-705-0938 or e-mail syvconcerts@smitv.org

Tues., Nov. 12: 7 p.m. "Danish String Quartet with the Danish National Girls Choir" perform at Granada Theatre in Santa Barbara. Highly- acclaimed Dane musicians Rune Tonsgaard Sørensen, violin, Frederik Øland, violin, Asbjørn Nørgaard, viola, Fredrik Schøyen Sjölin, cello, perform with all outstanding all girls' choir – 50 sparkling voices featuring a selection of Danish songs, hymns, modern compositions and pop songs. $36 - $71 : General Public, $20 : UCSB Students (Current student ID required). For more information, call (805) 893-3535 or visit https://artsandlectures.ucsb.edu/Details.aspx?PerfNum=4160

Fri., Feb. 7, 2020: 7 p.m.: "Santa Ynez Valley Concert Series" presents their 40th season withOrganist Thomas Joyce and trumpeter Bill Williams in concert featuring solos and duets from the last three centuries. Following the performance there will be a complimentary champagne reception with the artists and a tribute to the Series Founder and Artistic Director Rose Knoles who led the Series for 35 years. Doors for each concert open 30 minutes prior to the start with tickets being sold at the door as well as online in advance at https://www.smitv.org/concert-series-tickets.html. Patron tickets are $35 and general admission tickets are $20. Students with ID are free. For patron seating or any questions, call/text SYV Concert Series Coordinator Linda Burrows at 805-705-0938 or e-mail syvconcerts@smitv.org

Fri., March 20, 2020: 7 p.m.: "Santa Ynez Valley Concert Series" presents their 40th season withGrammy–award winning violinist and producer Johnny Gandelsman of Brooklyn Rider, and the Silk Road Ensemble and a gifted solo artist will present three Bach cello suites on violin. Following the performance there will be a complimentary champagne reception with the artists and a tribute to the Series Founder and Artistic Director Rose Knoles who led the Series for 35 years. Doors for each concert open 30 minutes prior to the start with tickets being sold at the door as well as online in advance at https://www.smitv.org/concert-series-tickets.html. Patron tickets are $35 and general admission tickets are $20. Students with ID are free. For patron seating or any questions, call/text SYV Concert Series Coordinator Linda Burrows at 805-705-0938 or e-mail syvconcerts@smitv.org

Fri., April 24, 2020, 7 p.m.: "Santa Ynez Valley Concert Series" presents their 40th season withThe Radian String Quartet with Mary Beth Woodruff, violin, Jane Chung, violin, Basil Vendryes, viola, and Andrew Smith, cello, will present an evening of string quartet masterworks. Following the performance there will be a complimentary champagne reception with the artists and a tribute to the Series Founder and Artistic Director Rose Knoles who led the Series for 35 years. Doors for each concert open 30 minutes prior to the start with tickets being sold at the door as well as online in advance at https://www.smitv.org/concert-series-tickets.html. Patron tickets are $35 and general admission tickets are $20. Students with ID are free. For patron seating or any questions, call/text SYV Concert Series Coordinator Linda Burrows at 805-705-0938 or e-mail syvconcerts@smitv.org

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Ongoing Events:

Aug. 2 to 25: "The Addams Family," PCPA performance featuring a new musical based on the Addams’ characters, plays at the Solvang Festival Theater. To purchase tickets or for more information, visit www.pcpa.org or contact the box office at 805-922-8313.

Aug. 29 to Sept. 8: ”The Importance of Being Earnest," — Oscar Wilde’s 'trivial comedy for serious people,' will play at the Solvang Festival Theater. To purchase tickets or for more information, visit www.pcpa.org or contact the box office at 805-922-8313.

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.

Tues., Sept. 3 - Nov. 21 "YMCA offers free 12-week program for adult cancer survivors" provided by LIVESTRONG program. Trained wellness coaches work with each participant as they transition from treatment to regaining their physical and emotional strength. Participants will receive a three-month membership and will participate in a two-day-per- week instructor-led class. For more information, contact Nicki Marmelzat, Regional Wellness Director at 805 686-2037 or email nicki.marmelzat@ciymca.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/fall SYV Cottage Hospital Free Nutrition & Diabetes Education Classes:

  • 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
  • Friday, September 6, 2019 from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. – What is the Keto Diet?
  • Monday, September 9, 2019 from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. – Carbohydrate Counting for Diabetics
  • Friday, September 13, 2019 from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. – Fats & Oils: Facts & Fictions
  • Monday, September 16, 2019 from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. – Conquering Diabetes Complications
  • Friday, September 20, 2019 from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. – Let's Make a Healthy Start to Autumn!
  • Monday, September 30, 2019 from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. – Diabetes Management Options
  • Friday, October 4, 2019 from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. – Sleep and Your Health
  • Monday, October 7, 2019 from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. – Diabetes & Exercise: What You Need to Know
  • Friday, October 11, 2019 from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. – Women’s Health Issues
  • Friday, October 18, 2019 from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. –“Milks” Dairy or Not?
  • Friday, October 25, 2019 from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. –Sugar Blues (Just in time for Halloween)

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August Events at the Santa Ynez Valley Libraries:

Recurring library programs: All events are free to the public thanks to the Friends of the Library of SYV and Buellton Friends of the Library.

Mondays, 11 a.m., Buellton Library Preschool Storytime Bringing your preschooler to storytime will help get them ready to read!

Tuesdays, 10:30 a.m., Solvang Library One-on-One Tutoring: E and Audiobooks on your Mobile Device

Every Tuesday, 5:30-6:30 p.m., Buellton Library Sign up for a free 20 minute session and start accessing the library’s free online materials. Bring your device (E-reader, tablet, laptop, or smartphone).

Wednesdays, 10:30 a.m., Wiggly Storytime Solvang Library: Stories, songs, rhymes, and more for babies, toddlers and preschoolers. Be ready to spend some time being silly together.

Alternating Wednesdays August 14 & 28, 3:30-4:30 p.m., Buellton Library: Reading with Dogs: Tail Waggin' Tutors

Thursdays, 3:30-4:30 p.m., Solvang Library: "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.”

Daily at Buellton Library "Drop-In Craft Box" Stop in during open hours to make something! Projects change each week. Best for ages 5 and up.

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Sat. Aug. 24, 1:00 p.m., "Saturday Matinee: The Upside" at Solvang Library. Meet your friends for a free matinee on the 4 th Saturday of each month. The Upside is a 2018 drama rated PG-13, with Kevin Hart, Nicole Kidman, Bryan Cranston, Julianna Margulies, and Golshifteh Farahani. 126 minutes.

Wed., Aug. 28, 10:30-11:30 a.m., "Music with Miss Diane" at  Solvang Library. Music participation 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.

Check library website for more events: GoletaValleyLibrary.org

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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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