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4/29 - Cow-calf gray whales ... The Condor Express ran one excursion along the beautiful Santa Barbara coast today in search of wildlife in general and gray whale cow-calf pairs in particular. Four gray whales were located; it was two cow-calf pairs. It was a bright and sunny day with a moderate chop from strong northwesterly winds in the far end of the Channel. The morning started with a light breeze and ended up with much heavier winds.
9 am ..... Captain Dave and his crew ran the kelp line nice and slow up the coast as far as UCSB. Around Goleta Bay, near the university, the first pair of cow-calf gray whales were located. The mother was on the small side. Was this her first calf? With winds freshening up quickly, Dave ran east and put the seas astern for a smoother ride...
4/29 - Save the Date! Advanced QuickBooks Pro -- 4/30 ... A one-day follow-up class to 'Intermediate QuickBooks Pro'. If you have been using this software, this class covers accounting related issues more in depth. Topics include: the accounting cycle and how it occurs in QuickBooks Pro, inventory, journal entries, prepaid expenses, accruals of expenses and reports. Also covered is how to export from QuickBooks to Excel and how to customize invoices.
Katrina M. Tinker, CPA, has been in accounting for over 25 years and has been using QuickBooks for more than 10 years. She has attended seminars and classes in QuickBooks and enjoys sharing with others how best to use this valuable resource. Her classes are designed to show how much joy there is in accounting and how to use QuickBooks corre...
4/29 - Save the Date! Grant Writing Made Easy -- 4/30 ... Need to raise funds for your favorite non-profit? Fifteen hundred other Santa Barbara non-profits, PTA's, children's sports' teams, etc. do too.  Get an edge - discover key grant proposal components and how to generate them. Find out how you, as a volunteer or novice grant writer, can effectively research funding opportunities, draft a compelling need statement, and develop a realistic budget. Learn what essential documents should be included with a grant submission. Best of all - walk away with a 2-3 page boilerplate grant proposal and help your organization succeed.
Schott Campus, Room 5. ... Presented by: SBCC Center for Lifelong Learning ... Venue: SBCC Center for Lifelong Learning
4/28 - Heads Up! Debate for the 24th Congressional District --May 6 ... This summer, voters in Santa Barbara County and parts of the Central Coast will have a large vote to cast. After twenty years of leadership from Congresswoman Lois Capps and her late husband, Walter Capps, a new name will be representing the 24th district. Join KCRW on May 6th as they team up with the Santa Barbara Independent for a live-radio, issue-packed debate with the race’s top contenders. With KCRW host and moderator Jonathan Bastian, they'll discuss vital questions surrounding Southern California’s drought, oil drilling in the Santa Barbara Channel, college affordability, the future of undocumented workers in our region and more.
The debate will be held on Friday, May 6th at the Ensemble Theatre Compan...
4/28 - This weekend ... Santa Barbara Fair & Expo ... It’s a magical place that will put a smile on your face! Carnival Ride Thrillers, Farm Animal Adventures, Award Winning Fair Food and entertainment. With more than 30 rides and attractions, you will be transported to a dramatic world of fun. Don't miss the Solar Powered Carousel, only at the Santa Barbara Fair & Expo!
... Presented by: Earl Warren Showgrounds ... Venue: Earl Warren Showgrounds
4/28 - Save the Date! Strategies for Staying Sane in a Crazy World -- 4/30 ... Create your very own mental health tool kit! In this class the best tools gathered during 30 years of psychotherapy practice will be shared. Discover how these tools can help you negotiate your busy, complex lives. Learn how to rapidly de-stress and clear reactivity fueled by old trauma. Use your energy field to empower the manifestation of your desires. It is a crazy world - but you can thrive amid the chaos with these life enhancing tools.
Terri Cooper, MA, MFT, is a licensed marriage and family therapist with 30-plus years of experience in counseling and coaching people in creating successful, happy, and fulfilling lives. As a teacher, counselor, lecturer, workshop leader, and college course facilitator i...
4/27 - Save the Date! Ballet In Bloom -- 4/30 ... Spring is in the air, and we can prove it! Join us for an evening of classical and contemporary ballet as the SBFB Company Dancers perform choreography by UCSB dance maven Valerie Huston, new SBFB Artistic Director Aimee Lopez and long time Conservatory Director Denise Rinaldi, The timeless classic, Pas De Quatre, will also be performed by our Company Dancers.
With special guest performances from the UCSB Freshman Dance Company and the SBFB Young Performers, the evening promises to deliver a bouquet of artistic movement that will leave you swooning. Watch these lovely dancers, from young sprouts to fully blossomed flowers, Spring into action and take charge of the stage!
Seating is limited, so don't miss out on this magical mix of cl...
4/27 - Mother and Calf Parade ... Oh, my. Sometimes the marine weatherperson gets it wrong. Today was supposed to start out breezy then morph into full gale conditions. Luckily for everyone on the Condor Express today, it started out with a slight breeze and soon went to almost perfect glass calm. All this and plenty of gray whale mothers and calves on both of our excursions…Captain Dave at the helm. Here’s the breakdown:
9 am ..... Soon after departing Santa Barbara and getting around the Princess cruise ship, we located our first 2 gray whales of the 8 we watched on this trip. They consisted of 4 mother-calf pairs. The first ones were picked up at the Yacht club and watched until we round a second pair about half-way up Shoreline going towards Hendry’s. These first whale...
4/26 - Save the Date! Upper Eastside History Walk ~ With Thad MacMillan -- 5/22 ... Santa Barbara Historical Hidden treasures Take an urban hike through history with a tour of our city's Upper Eastside. Thad MacMillan will share his knowledge of the area's notable residents and their beautifully crafted homes built around the turn of the 20th century. Reservation required. Members $15/ Guests $20
Meet at Unity Church, across from Alice Keck Park. ... Presented by: Santa Barbara Historical Museum ... Venue: Unity Church
4/26 - Save the Date! Hike With a Historian at Rattlesnake Canyon ~ By Hattie Beresford -- 5/21 ... Santa Barbara Historical Hidden Treasures Visit the ruins of the dam built for the Santa Barbara Mission along Rattlesnake Creek, hear stories of early homesteaders and visitors, and view dozens of historic photographs that include Tin Can Shack, the Chamber of Commerce Trail, and La Cumbre Peak.
Join us for this 3.5-mile round trip on well-marked trails, total time approximately 2.5 hours, with a 1000-foot elevation gain. Reservation required. Members $15/ Guests $20 ... Presented by: Santa Barbara Historical Museum ... Venue: Santa Barbara Historical Museum
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