March 25, 2017
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Cetacean sightings were fantastic
... The Condor Express ran two trips today with very nice sea conditions and good weather. 10 gray whales, 100 long-beaked common dolphins, 25 Pacific white-sided dolphins and a lot of California sea lions were observed in total. Cetacean sightings were fantastic.
9am ... Right away our first 2 gray whales were spotted just off Leadbetter Beach. They gave good looks but were a little bit shy. Soon an additional 2 gray whales popped up just west of the first sighting. The second pair moved at a steady pace and showed their tail flukes often. Later about 100 common dolphins found the boat ...
Don't miss ... "With A Song In My Heart" A Concert of Music from The Great American Song Book --
... Did you know the Center for Successful Aging’s annual fundraiser has grown to be the largest attended event by senior citizens in Santa Barbara?! This year’s show, “With A Song In My Heart,” is produced by Rod Lathim and will honor and feature Gil Rosas, the recipient of this year’s Spirit of Successful Aging Award.
This Benefit Concert for the Center for Successful Aging will feature the most beloved songs from The Great American Song Book, performed in traditional and contemporary arrangements.
Free off-street pa...
Save the Date! Easter Champagne Brunch -- 4/16
... Sunday April 16th ~ 10:00am – 3:00pm ~ Last seating at 1:00pm Our culinary celebration will include a variety of serving stations complete with made to order omelets, a carving station, local seafood, a pasta station, an array of salads, and a selection of our housemade decadent desserts. Complete with entertainment by our jazz pianist.
$70 for adults $40 for children 12 & under 5 & under complimentary with adult buffet
Validated parking Seating in our Reagan Ballroom & the adjoining patio
Reservations are highly encouraged Call concierge at (805)-884-8535 fo...
Save the Date! U.S. SLED HOCKEY TEAM - EXHIBITON & "Try Sled Hockey" Clinic -- 3/25
... Sled Hockey allows athletes with physical impairments to enjoy the great sport of hockey!
Come see the U.S. National Sled Hockey Team practice before they travel to S. Korea for the 2017 International Paralympic Sled Hockey World Championship.
DON'T MISS the US SLED HOCKEY TEAM EXHIBITION at 4:45pm and "TRY SLED HOCKEY” CLINIC at 6:00 pm. Meet & Greet the team At 7:00 - 7:30 in the upstairs viewing area.THE US SLED HOCKEY TEAM IS SURE TO INSPIRE! THESE EVENTS ARE FAMILY FRIENDLY & FREE OF CHARGE.
Exhibition: Sat MARCH 2...
Save the Date! After the Fall: A Cultural History of Postwar Vietnam -- 4/4
... We know the story of the Vietnam War but know very little about what happened after the Communists gained power. What role did the Viet Cong now play in the new regime? Where did able-bodied men go? Why did women stop wearing nail polish, when was 'suicide soup' served, and who were the only people to attend movies? Erin Graffy, researcher and author of award-winning history books, will bring you an eye-opening look at TET offensive, civilian life and the dramatic aftermath of the Vietnam conflict.
Schott Campus, Room 14. ... Presented by: SBCC Center fo...
Save the Date! CLL Presents: Julian Gresser: Create Your Own Luck - Three Easy Steps -- 3/25
... Create your own luck using the Laughing Heart method. Discover how to shift your perception at any time from stressed out to Laughing Heart, a state of open-heartedness, gratitude, and flow. Connect more deeply to those around you and watch meaningful interactions unfold. Pay this energy forward to continue in the Laughing Heart cycle. Walk away understanding the science behind Laughing Heart, and receive a sneak preview of the cutting-edge technology App in its design phase. ... Presented by: SBCC Center for Lifelong Learning ... Venue: ...
Jazz Lovers ... Save the Date! “Spotlight on Santa Barbara” -- April 9 at SOhO
... April is Jazz Appreciation Month and the Santa Barbara Jazz Society has something special in store for all you jazz lovers ... a concert featuring some of the best local jazz musicians and vocalists around plus some exciting guest artists from Los Angeles. From the wealth of local talent, we’ll have Debbie Denke and Peter Clark on piano, sharing bass duties Randy Tico and Brendon Statom, on saxophone Andrew Martinez, drummers Craig Thatcher and Darrell Voss, and guitarist Chris Judge. Featured vocalists are Teka, Kimberly Ford, Sandy Cummings, and Annett...
A great time for whales near the coast
... Captain Eric and his world-famous crew encountered 10 gray whales and over 400 long-beaked common dolphins during their two excursions along the beautiful Santa Barbara coastline. This is a great time for whales near the coast.
The noon excursion began quickly (as did the late afternoon trip) with whale sightings right outside the harbor. There was a relatively shy gray whale northbound just south of the outer buoy, and almost immediately a second whale, a juvenile, popped up and was friendly. About a mile off Shoreline Park a herd of at least 250 dolphins located the Condor Express ...
Don't miss ... American Dreams, by Studs Terkel (Americana, Culture, Political Ideas, Humor) -- 3/25
... AMERICAN DREAMS transmits pride, zest, guts, drive, belief and frustration, qualities that wave to us like our American flag." —Leader Newspapers
The Producing Unit, Santa Barbara’s award-winning theatre company, announces a staged reading of Studs Terkel’s American Dreams on March 25th at Santa Barbara’s historic Alhecama Theater, with performances at 2:30 pm and 8:00 pm.
A Pulitzer Prize-winning author, broadcaster, historian and actor, Terkel was known and loved for his oral histories of common America...
Seven gray whale sightings
... Our Irish captain named Dave ran an epic adventure on St. Paddy’s Day along the Santa Barbara Coast. By the time he steered the O’Condor Express home, the crew had wracked-up an impressive seven gray whale sightings on a day when the fog was problematic at times.
The first whale was a small one and popped up next to the boat as we were watching the California sea lions in the innermost buoy. There was patchy fog with about ½- mile visibility at the time. We pulled away when this whale sounded only to have it breach three times in a row behind the boat, just a hundred yards away, near the break w...
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