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  December
  7
 9:00 AM

Nature
(Santa Barbara)
Water Wise Home Garden
Santa Barbara Botanic Garden
, 1212 Mission Canyon Road, Santa Barbara, CA
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 (a .....
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  Website
  (805) 682-4726
 
 

Presentation
(Santa Barbara)
Protecting Your Personal Security: Cybercrime, Identity Theft, and Other Modern-Day Risks
Impact Hub, 1117 State St, Santa Barbara, CA
Learn about ways to protect yourself in today's technologically driven world from Douglas Kane, a 27-year veteran of the Federal Bureau of Investigation.
  Event Details
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  (805) 284-0078

Food & Drink - Other
(Santa Barbara)
$115 'Award Winning' Wine Country Tour
Captain Jack's Tours
, , Santa Barbara, CA
Voted the #1 Wine Tasting Tour in Santa Barbara by the Santa Barbara News-Press Reader's Choice Awards!! ..... Our most popular tour and an experience you will never forget! This wine country tour will escort your party out of Santa Barbara and through the Los Padres National Forest, offering amazing views of mountains, lakes and sprawling hills. .....
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  Website
  (805) 564-1819
 
 9:30 AM

Kayaking / Canoing
(Santa Barbara)
Heaven on Earth Kayak/Horseback Ride Tour-- Kim Kardashian rode this ride!
Captain Jack's Tours
, , Santa Barbara, CA
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 .....
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  (805) 564-1819
 
 10:00 AM

Whale Watching
(Santa Barbara)
Fall - Islands Cruise -- Dolphin, Humpbacks, Blue Whales, Southbound Gray Whale Watching
Condor Express - SEA Landing
, 301 W. Cabrillo Blvd., Santa Barbara, CA
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 .....
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  (805) 882-0088
 

Zoological
(Santa Barbara)
California Condors
Santa Barbara Zoological Gardens
, 500 Ninos Drive, Santa Barbara, CA
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 indivi .....
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  (805) 962-5339
 

Historic
(Santa Barbara)
Designing America: Spain's Imprint in the U.S.
Santa Barbara Historical Museum
, 136 E. De la Guerra Street, Santa Barbara, CA
The Santa Barbara Historical Museum and the Fundación Consejo España-EE.UU. invite our members and guests to join us for the opening of Designing America: Spain's Imprint in the U.S.
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  (805) 966-1601
 

Fine Art & Sculpture
(Los Olivos)
"California and Beyond"
Gallery Los Olivos, 2920 Grand Ave, Los Olivos, CA
Inspired by the beauty of the landscape, these three accomplished painters join together in a must see exhibit of their creations displayed during December at Gallery Los Olivos in the Santa Ynez Vall .....
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  (805) 688-7517

Tour - Other
(Santa Barbara)
Segway Sight Seeing Tours (Various Times)
Captain Jack's Tours
, , Santa Barbara, CA
Get ready for a totally new experience unlike anything you've ever tried. The Segway HT is perfect for touring Santa Barbara. Choose from 4 guided segway tours (prices vary) taking place daily. Your guide will cover the history of Santa Barbara as well as some of the more current points of interest along the way. Tours are offered every day by rese .....
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  (805) 564-1819
 

Tour - Other
(Santa Barbara)
Whale Watching - Pacific Gray Whales
Sea Landing
, Santa Barbara Harbor, Santa Barbara, CA
The "Wonders of Our National Parks" on the Discovery Channel highlighted the outstanding abundance of marine life in the Santa Barbara Channel and named it “One of the 10 Best Places in the World to View Wildlife.” The Channel Islands, on the migration path of the California Gray Whale, of ........ Presented by Captain Jack's Tours
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  (805) 564-1819
 
 10:30 AM

Wine Tasting
(Santa Barbara)
$70 Wine Tour
Captain Jack's Tours
, , Santa Barbara, CA
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, Kalyra tasting room, Santa Barbara Winery, Kunin/Westerly or Coastal Winery. You will also enjoy an olive oil and vinegar tasting. The tour include .....
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  (805) 564-1819
 

Kayaking / Canoing
(Santa Barbara)
Coastal Kayak Tour
Boat Launch (S.B. Harbor)
, Between Sea Landing & Sail Center, Santa Barbara, CA
This 2.5 - 3 hour guided Santa Barbara kayak tour is an extension of our Harbor kayak tour. Our professionally guided tour includes a kayak lesson/briefing, all kayak gear and paddles. The coastal tour offers breathtaking views of Santa Barbara's famous "Riviera Coast". Tour starts at the ........ Presented by Captain Jack's Tours
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  (805) 564-1819
 
 11:00 AM

Field Trip
(Goleta)
SB Airbus Trip to ... Hearst Castle & Morro Bay
Santa Barbara Airbus
, 750 Technology Drive, Goleta, CA
Come and see the extravagance of Hearst Castle decorated for the Holidays! Our tour will start with a stop on the Embarcadero in Morro Bay. Meander along the bay, enjoying the stunning views and boutique shops and restaurants. But don't eat too much, as our next stop is at the Hearst Castle Visitiors Center where we will have an included all-you-ca .....
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  (805) 964-7759
 

Fine Art & Sculpture
(Santa Barbara)
British Art from Whistler to World War II
Santa Barbara Museum of Art
, 1130 State Street, Santa Barbara, CA
September 18, 2016 – January 8, 2017 ..... Curated by art historian Peyton Skipwith and drawn entirely from the permanent collection of the Santa Barbara Museum of Art, this selection of some 50 paintings, drawings, and sculptures presents an overview of British art from around 1890 through 1945. Essentially, the exhibition presents the story of mo .....
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  Website
  (805) 963-4364
 
 

Photography
(Santa Barbara)
Cecil Beaton’s “London’s Honourable Scars”: Photographs of the Blitz
Santa Barbara Museum of Art
, 1130 State Street, Santa Barbara, CA
September 18, 2016 – January 8, 2017 ..... Adjacent to the “British Art from Whistler to World War II” exhibition, is a series of dramatic World War II photographs by Sir Cecil Beaton (1904–1980). Best known for his iconic images of royalty and movie legends and multi-award winning designs for such films as “My Fair Lady,” Beaton created extraordin .....
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  (805) 963-4364
 
 

Fine Art & Sculpture
(Santa Barbara)
"Untitled": Drawing from the Schorr Collection
Santa Barbara Museum of Art
, 1130 State Street, Santa Barbara, CA
Lenore and Herbert Schorr began collecting art in New York City in the 1970s. Since then they have actively supported young artists and upstart galleries as they followed their passion to seek out new and thought-provoking works of art. As time has progressed, so has the impact of some of their earliest acquisitions: by artists Jean-Michel Basquiat .....
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  (805) 963-4364
 
 

Other - Social
(Santa Barbara)
MESApedia - A talk by Betsy Green
Featuring ... Betsy Green
Santa Barbara Historical Museum
, 136 E. De la Guerra Street, Santa Barbara, CA
Join us as author Betsy J. Green introduces her new book MESApedia, the first comprehensive history of the Mesa - from A to Z.   ($10)
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  Website
  (805) 966-1601
 
 11:30 AM

Tour - Other
(Santa Barbara)
Horseback Riding Tours
Captain Jacks Tours
, , Santa Barbara, CA
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 w ........ Presented by Captain Jack's Tours
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  (805) 564-1819
 

Other Leisure Activities
(Santa Barbara)
Santa Barbara Beer Tasting Tour
Captain Jack's Tours
, , Santa Barbara, CA
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 B .....
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  (805) 564-1819
 
 12:30 PM

Gliding & Soaring
(Santa Barbara)
Tandem Paragliding Flights
Captain Jack's Tours
, Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara, CA
Captain Jack's Tours offers tandem flights from from the Santa Barbara. There is no prior experience necessary for a tandem flight and age is not a factor. We can get just about anyone up on a tandem flight. Tandem Flights: $150 for 2 flights This flight has amazing views of the Pacific Ocean, the Channel Islands, and the Santa Barbara Mountains. .....
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  (805) 564-1819
 
 1:00 PM

Sky Show
(Santa Barbara)
Kid's Space Adventure
Gladwin Planetarium - SB Museum of Natural History
, 2559 Puesta del Sol Road, Santa Barbara, CA
Come and ask questions about space and the universe! Kid’s Space Adventure is an interactive place where you can find answers about the planets, constellations, comets, asteroids, galaxies and much more!   ($0 - $4)... Presented by Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History
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  Website
  (805) 682-4711 x 173
 
 
 1:30 PM

Musical / Revue
(Santa Maria)
Beauty and the Beast
Marian Theatre
, Allan Hancock College Campus, Santa Maria, CA
Be swept away into the enchanted world of Disney’s Beauty and the Beast. The Broadway musical tells the timeless tale of Belle, who feels trapped in a provincial town, and a prince who is truly trapped under the spell of an enchantress, in the form of a hideous Beast. If the Beast can learn to love ........ Presented by PCPA Conservatory Theatre
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  (805) 922-8313
 

Tour - Other
(Santa Barbara)
Harbor Kayak Tour
Boat Launch (S.B. Harbor)
, Between Sea Landing & Sail Center, Santa Barbara, CA
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 tou ........ Presented by Captain Jack's Tours
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  Website
  (805) 564-1819
 
 3:00 PM

Tour - Other
(Santa Barbara)
Sailing Cruises (Various Times)
Boat Launch (S.B. Harbor)
, Sail Center, Santa Barbara, CA
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 ........ Presented by Captain Jack's Tours
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  (805) 564-1819
 
 5:00 PM

Networking Mixer
(Buellton)
Buellton Chamber Mixer
Santa Ynez Valley Marriott
, 555 McMurray Road, Buellton, CA
Come and mix, mingle and network with members and guests of the Buellton Chamber of Commerce & Visitors Bureau and enjoy great food, libations, and socializing with fun, interesting and influential people. Bring a friend and remember your business card for a chance to be recognized in our next Newsl ........ Presented by Buellton Chamber of Commerce & Visitors Bureau
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  (805) 688-7829
 
 6:00 PM

Arts & Crafts
(Goleta)
Snowflake Ballerina Craft
Goleta Library, 500 N. Fairview Ave., Goleta, CA
Fill your home with winter wonder! Learn to make beautiful snowflake ballerinas with paper and scissors. Space is limited. Reserve your spot for this Goleta Library workshop today.... Presented by Santa Barbara Public Library System
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  Website
  (805) 964-7878
 7:00 PM

Discussion
(Santa Barbara)
Lotusland's Sustainable Horticulture Program
Featuring ... Corey Welles
Santa Barbara County Horticultural Society
, Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church, Santa Barbara, CA
Corey Welles will discuss Lotusland's Sustainable Horticulture Program with an emphasis on biocontrol and the new insectary garden at Lotusland. Corey Welles is a well-known horticulturist and lecturer on sustainable landscaping in Santa Barbara California. Born in San Diego California he has always been fascinated with ecology and one day hoped t .....
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  Website
  (805) 684-5725
 
 7:30 PM

Meeting
(Santa Barbara)
Channel City Kennel Club General Meeting
Santa Barbara Humane Society, 5399 Overpass Rd., Santa Barbara, CA
We are located in Goleta, California just outside of beautiful Santa Barbara. We are dedicated to the betterment of purebred dogs and responsible dog ownership, support our local show community, an ........ Presented by Channel City Kennel Club
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  Website
  (805) 453-2262
 8:00 PM

Theatre
(Santa Barbara)
Chapter Two
The New Vic Theatre
, 33 West Victoria Street, Santa Barbara, CA
For the holiday season, ETC presents Neil Simon’s heartfelt comedy, Chapter Two. Set in New York during Christmas in the 1970s, this charming and poignant semi-autobiographical story follows the coping and coupling of New York writer and recent widower George Schneider. At the advice of his brother, ........ Presented by Ensemble Theatre Company (ETC)
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  (805) 965-5400
 




















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