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    Summer Zoo Camp
  Santa Barbara Zoological Gardens, 500 Ninos Drive, Santa Barbara CA
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June 16 - August 22 ..... Voted “best summer camp” by both Independent and Santa Barbara News-Press readers’ polls, Zoo Camp introduces kids ages 3 to 12 to the wild world of animals and science. Age-appropriate themed programs include games, teacher-led workshops, behind-the-scenes visits, up-close animal introductions, hands-on science, and animal-related crafts, songs and skits. Register online or contact the Conservation Education Department by email or phone: (805) 679-8500. Cost: $185/half day for SB Zoo Members; $225/half day for non-members and $245/full day for SB Zoo Members; $295/full day for non-members.    ($185 - $295)
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Santa Barbara Zoological Gardens
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    Horseback Riding and Wine Tasting Tour
  Captain Jacks Tours, 933 Castillo St., Santa Barbara CA
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The day begins with a beautiful horseback ride that winds through the forests, up to the top of the mountain where you will have spectacular views of the Pacific Ocean, the channel islands, and the hills and valleys. Next you will enjoy lunch at the historic "Cold Spring Tavern", which used to be a stage coach stop in the 19th century (lunch not included in price). Following lunch, we will head into the heart of the Santa Ynez Valley, where you will enjoy wine tasting at 2 of the regions top wineries while taking in the beautiful scenery. We also have a surprise stop at Global Gardens in Los Olivos. Captain Jack's will then return you back to Santa Barbara. (Minimum 2)   ($175.00
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    Heaven on Earth Kayak/Horseback Ride Tour-- Kim Kardashian rode this ride!
  Captain Jack's Tours, 933 Castillo St., Santa Barbara CA
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This may well be the closest to "heaven" you will ever get…in this lifetime. Captain Jack's Tours is proud to offer our newest and most breathtaking tour ever.   
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Captain Jack's Tours
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Santa Ynez Wine Tour: This tour is the "WINNER" of the S.B. News Press Readers poll
  Captain Jack's Tours, 933 Castillo St., Santa Barbara CA
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This is an experience you will never forget! You will not only visit 3 of the valley's most beautiful vineyards & wineries but you'll travel through some of the most breathtaking countryside you'll ever see. You'll also visit Cold Spring Tavern, an original stage coach stop built in the 1860s. The price includes all transportation with door to door service, as well as all your tasting fees. The tour also includes an olive oil and vinegar tasting, which for many of our guests is the highlight of the day.   
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Captain Jack's Tours
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Psychological Resiliency: The Bulletproof Mind
Faulkner Gallery , 40 E. Anapamu St., Santa Barbara CA
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Lt. Col. Dave Grossman is an internationally recognized scholar, author, soldier, and speaker who is one of the world’s foremost experts in the field of human aggression and the roots of violence and violent crime. A former Army Ranger and paratrooper with a total of over 23 years of experience in leading U.S. soldiers worldwide, Col. Grossman taught psychology at West Point and is the author of of On Killing: The Psychological Cost of Learning to Kill in War and Society, which was nominated for the Pulitzer Prize. Col. Grossman has presented before the national conventions of the American Medical Association, the American Psychiatric Association, the American Psychological Association, and the American Academy of Pediatrics and helped train mental health professionals after the Jonesboro school shootings. Col. Grossman was also involved in counseling, training, or court cases in the aftermath of the school shootings at Paducah, Springfield, Littleton, Nickel Mines Amish School, and Virginia Tech.    ($69 - $89)
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New Beginnings Counseling Center
WEBSITE    (805) 963-7777 x176
 
    Guided Horseback Ride -- This is the ride Kim Kardashian rode!
  Captain Jacks Tours, 933 Castillo St., Santa Barbara CA
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Guided Horseback Ride! Get along little doggie & hold on to your hats! Experiance the Wild West of yesteryear...today. Ride through the forest & enjoy beautiful ocean views.   ($65.00
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    Beauty & Science; the orchid evolves
  Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History, 2559 Puesta del Sol Road, Santa Barbara CA
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The cultivation of orchids was once a hobby of the elite. For those who could afford to obtain and maintain them, they were a status symbol. In the early 19th century, as new plants from Europe's expanding colonial empire arrived at the greenhouses of gentleman-growers, the first illustrations of these exotic imports were printed.   ($7 - $12)
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Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History
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Island Whale Watch
  Condor Express - SEA Landing, 301 W. Cabrillo Blvd., Santa Barbara CA
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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 the finest whale watching vessels in the world.   ($50.00 - $99.00)
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Condor Express - SEA Landing
WEBSITE    (805) 882-0088     PROFILE     EMAIL A FRIEND
 
    Harbor Kayak Tour
  Boat Launch (S.B. Harbor), Between Sea Landing & Sail Center, Santa Barbara CA
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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 tour is the perfect introduction to kayaking and is fun for the entire family.    ($50
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    Painting the Wilderness: John Fery and Contemporaries
  Wildling Museum, 1511-B Mission Drive, Solvang CA
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This historic painting show features 19th and early 20th century landscapes by painters helping to share the beauty of the West through their art--several of whom worked for the railroads. John Fery is featured with 14 paintings and augmented with several of his peers: Thomas Hill, Marian K. Wachtel, Elmer Wachtel, and others.   ($0 - $5)
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Wildling Museum
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$60 Wine Tour
  Captain Jack's Tours, 933 Castillo St., Santa Barbara CA
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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 includes a stop for lunch at the Bay Roadhouse or Pierre Lafond Bistro. This tour does not go into the Santa Ynez Valley, so we do not see vineyards. Includes all Wine Tasting Fees and Transportation.   ($60
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$75 Beer Tour
  Captain Jack's Tours, 933 Castillo St., Santa Barbara CA
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Santa Barbara County may be known for it's wine, but that's not the only locally-produced beverage receiving raves. The region's micro-breweries give beer lovers a tasting trail of their own. You'll enjoy tastings at 3 of the areas micro breweries. At one of the stops you'll be given time to enjoy a great lunch. (2 person minimum 4 person minimum on Saturdays. Tour includes all tasting fee's & door to door transportation anywhere in Santa Barbara.   
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Captain Jack's Tours
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Wine Tasting All Summer Long just $40!
Various Tasting Rooms Santa Ynez Valley, PO Box 1740, Santa Ynez CA
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Wine Tasting All Summer Long with The Summer Pass May 1 through August 31, 2014 One Pass--One Price--15 Wineries! For just $40, you'll receive one wine tasting at each of the 15 Santa Ynez Valley Wine Country Association tasting rooms ($150 value). You choose the dates you'd like to taste between May 1 and August 31, there are no reservations required and no blackout dates. Your pass will expire when you've tasted at all 15 wineries, or on August 31, 2014--whichever occurs first. Tickets and info available on our website santaynezwinecountry.com    ($40 - $45)
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Santa Ynez Valley Wine Country Association
WEBSITE    (800) 563-3183
 
    Guided Horseback Ride -- This is the ride Kim Kardashian rode!
  Captain Jacks Tours, 933 Castillo St., Santa Barbara CA
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Guided Horseback Ride! Get along little doggie & hold on to your hats! Experiance the Wild West of yesteryear...today. Ride through the forest & enjoy beautiful ocean views.   ($65.00
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Captain Jack's Tours
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    Kid's Space Adventure
  Gladwin Planetarium - SB Museum of Natural History, 2559 Puesta del Sol Road, Santa Barbara CA
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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)
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Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History
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    Harbor Kayak Tour
  Boat Launch (S.B. Harbor), Between Sea Landing & Sail Center, Santa Barbara CA
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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 tour is the perfect introduction to kayaking and is fun for the entire family.    ($50
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Captain Jack's Tours
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    Eyes in the Sky - Birds of Prey
  Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History, 2559 Puesta del Sol Road, Santa Barbara CA
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  Presented by Santa Barbara Audubon Society’s Eyes in the Sky 
Join Santa Barbara Audubon Society’s Eyes in the Sky (EITS) volunteers to meet live raptors like a Red Tailed Hawk, Western Screech Owl, or Peregrine Falcon. Unable to survive in the wild, these “Species Ambassadors” offer an in-depth and close-up look at local birds of prey. Included with admission. Thursdays, Saturdays, and Sundays. 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM.   
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Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History
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Origins of Life
  Gladwin Planetarium - SB Museum of Natural History, 2559 Puesta del Sol Road, Santa Barbara CA
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"Origins of Life" deals with some of the most profound questions of life science: the origins of life and the human search for life beyond Earth. It features many recent discoveries related to life science.    ($0 - $4)
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Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History
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Guided Horseback Ride -- This is the ride Kim Kardashian rode!
  Captain Jacks Tours, 933 Castillo St., Santa Barbara CA
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Guided Horseback Ride! Get along little doggie & hold on to your hats! Experiance the Wild West of yesteryear...today. Ride through the forest & enjoy beautiful ocean views.   ($65.00
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Captain Jack's Tours
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Santa Barbara County Courthouse Tours
Santa Barbara County Courthouse, 1100 Anacapa St., Santa Barbara CA
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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.   
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Santa Barbara County Courthouse
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    Your Cosmic Quest (in Spanish on Sundays)
  Gladwin Planetarium - SB Museum of Natural History, 2559 Puesta del Sol Road, Santa Barbara CA
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Peer deep into space through the eyes of the orbiting Hubble Space Telescope and travel back billions of years in time to witness the birth of the universe. On this breathtaking excursion, you'll witness the formation of galaxies and explore some of the most wondrous nebulae and astronomical structures yet discovered. As your travels continue, you'll fly deep into our own Milky Way Galaxy and return home to Earth on a spectacular tour through the Solar System.   ($0 - $4)
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Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History
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Goleta/Camino Real Farmers Market
  Camino Real Marketplace, 7004 Marketplace Drive, Goleta CA
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Certified Farmers Market - in front of Borders Books. Thursdays. Rain or shine. All year round. 3 - 6 PM.   
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Santa Barbara Certified Farmers Market
WEBSITE    (805) 962-5354     PROFILE     EMAIL A FRIEND
 
Carpinteria Farmers Market
  Santa Barbara Certified Farmers Market, 800 Block of Linden Avenue, Carpinteria CA
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Every Thursday, rain or shine. Summer: 3 - 6:30 PM; Winter: 3 - 6 PM.   
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Santa Barbara Certified Farmers Market
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    Bingo Night at the Elks Lodge
  Santa Barbara Elks Lodge 613, 150 North Kellogg, Santa Barbara CA
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  Everyone Welcome 
Want a fun evening out? Come to the Elks Lodge #613 every Thursday to play Bingo. Order your supper from the special Bingo menu and "buy in" for $20.00 per person for your pack of cards. Additional games also available. Bring your friends to make it even more exciting. Early Birds start at 6:30. Supper is served from 5-7. Ages 18 and up.    ($20.00
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Santa Barbara Elks Lodge 613
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    New Beginnings Anger Management Classes
New Beginnings Counseling Center, 324 East Carrillo Street, Suite C, Santa Barbara CA
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Do you think you have a problem with anger? Join New Beginnings Counseling Center in a 12-Week Anger Management Psychoeducational Group. The group will be facilitated by Mike Juarez and Danielle Amara Norlinger who are working under supervision at New Beginnings Counseling Center. A completion certificate will be provided to participants attending all 12 weeks of the program.    ($20 - $20)
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New Beginnings Counseling Center
WEBSITE    (805) 963-7777 x133
 
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