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  September
  17
 8:00 AM

Community Improvement
(Santa Barbara)
National CleanUp Day
National CleanUp Day, From Sea to Shining Sea, Santa Barbara, CA
National CleanUp Day is September 16, 2017 -->> Let's Do It America!

1. Schedule an event. Choose your location and date*
2. Invite co-workers, friends, and family.
  Event Details
  Website
  (720) 985-8600

Tour - Wine Tasting
(Solvang)
Solvang Wine Tours
Artisan Excursion Wine Tours, 430 Alisal Road, Solvang, CA
Your journey lies a head..the endless romantic vines and rolling hills. You will discover the hidden gems of Solvang wine country has to offer. Come taste rare vintage and new bridles. At Artisan ........ Presented by Artisan Excursion
  Event Details
  Website
  (805) 734-7565
 8:30 AM

Festival - City / Region
(Solvang)
Solvang Danish Days
Various Solvang Locations, Mission Drive, Solvang, CA
It's our annual Danish Days Weekend ~ begins -Velkommen! Opening day of this three-day celebration of Solvang's rich Danish heritage. 7:30 pm Torchlight Parade beginning on Alisal Road at Laurel Stree ........ Presented by Solvang Conference & Visitors Bureau
  Event Details
  Website
  (800) 468-6765
 9:00 AM

Field Trip
(Goleta)
SB Airbus Trip to ... Getty / Farmers Market / Grove
Santa Barbara Airbus
, 750 Technology Drive, Goleta, CA
Spend a relaxing day in Los Angeles! Visit the world-class Getty Museum or travel to the historic LA Farmers Market and Grove. You may only go to one or the other. The bus will drop off at the Getty, then continue on to the Farmers Market/Grove. Depart Goleta 9:00am / Santa Barbara 9:20am / Carpinteria 9:40am / Ventura 10:05am   ($55.00)
  Event Details
  Website
  (805) 964-7759
 

Nature
(Santa Barbara)
Water Wise Home Garden
Santa Barbara Botanic Garden
, 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 .....
  Event Details
  Website
  (805) 682-4726
 
 

Meditation
(Santa Barbara)
Meditation for Families and Kids
Mahakankala Buddhist Center, 508 Brinkerhoff Ave., Santa Barbara, CA
Through stories, songs, meditation and crafts, children will learn simple Buddhist principles, such as kindness, respect for others and keeping a happy heart. A parent needs to accompany each child. & .....
  Event Details
  Website
  (805) 563-6000

Flying
(Santa Barbara)
Paragliding Flights - You Can Fly!
Featuring ... Eagle Paragliding
Eagle Paragliding
, 2650 Cliff Drive, Santa Barbara, CA
There is no prior experience necessary for a tandem flight, or a 1 Day Introductory Paragliding Lesson. Age is not a factor on flight park or mountain tandems, and we can get kids 12 and older up fly solo. Elings Flight Park and the Santa Barbara Mountains have an amazing views of the Pacific Ocean, and the Channel Islands. Experience the advent .....
  Event Details
  Website
  (805) 968-0980
 
 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 .....
  Event Details
  Website
  (805) 564-1819
 
 10:00 AM

Photography
(Solvang)
Annual Nature Photography Competition: Trees of the Tri-County
Wildling Museum
, 1511-B Mission Drive, Solvang, CA
From their bark and leaves to their ecosystems and inhabitants, each tree is unique. The tri-counties (Santa Barbara County, San Luis Obispo County and Ventura County) are home to a diverse range of tree species that make our landscape beautiful. For our 2017 Nature Photography Competition we asked photographers to explore the life cycle of trees, .....
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  Website
  (805) 688-1082
 
 

Whale Watching
(Santa Barbara)
Spring/Summer Islands Cruise -- Dolphin, Humpback & early Blue Whale Watching
Condor Express - SEA Landing
, 301 W. Cabrillo Blvd., Santa Barbara, CA
From spring until fall is when our channel plays host to giant Blue & Humpback Whales along with Dolphins and a variety of other sea life. Over 27 species of whales, dolphins and porpoises come to our channel to feed, mate and frolic ... making Santa Barbara one of the best year 'round whale watching areas in the world. Trips depart daily at 10am .....
  Event Details
  Website
  (805) 882-0088
 

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
  Event Details
  Website
  (805) 564-1819
 

Zoological
(Santa Barbara)
California Condors
Santa Barbara Zoological Gardens
, 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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  Website
  (805) 962-5339
 

Arts & Crafts
(Santa Barbara)
Shipmates: Exhibition of the Crew Art Exhibit
Santa Barbara Maritime Museum
, 113 Harbor Way, Santa Barbara, CA
Stamps: Lasting Impressions of Santa Barbara
Palette knife paintings
by Emily Waingrow Falke - Deputy Director & Curator
  Event Details
  Website
  (805) 962-8404
 
 

Festival - Food
(Goleta)
Goleta Lemon Festival
Girsh Park, 7050 Phelps Road, Goleta, CA
For many, many years the Lemon Festival has been the biggest celebration in the Goleta area, and it keeps getting better each year. Enjoy sumptuous lemon food, fantastic family atmosphere, and a cornu ........ Presented by Goleta Valley Chamber of Commerce
  Event Details
  Website
  (805) 967-2500

Nature
(Santa Barbara)
BaseCamp
Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History
, Santa Barbara, CA
A new outdoor nature engagement area, BaseCamp will be located on the south side of Mission Creek and will be open between September 5, 2017 through mid-2018. BaseCamp will be in operation while key areas of the Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History are undergoing an amazing revitalization. This includes the Museum’s highly popular Backyard and N .....
  Event Details
  Website
  (805) 682-4711
 
 

Workshop
(Santa Barbara)
Bug Boot Camp
Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History
, 2559 Puesta del Sol Road, Santa Barbara, CA
Join a Naturalist and dig into the world of bugs, literally! Use tools, magnifiers ,and ID guides to discover a variety of invertebrates found in the Museum’s mulch pile. You can even bring your bug discovery to the Curiosity Lab and look at its details on the big screen connected to our microscope.
  Event Details
  Website
  (805) 682-4711 x 169
 
 

Sale
(Santa Barbara)
The Mary Jane McCord Planned Parenthood Book Sale
Earl Warren Showgrounds, 3400 Calle Real, Santa Barbara, CA
This is the largest used book sale in the tri-counties. We have thousands of carefully curated and cleaned titles in categories that range from American History to War and Military. We have a HUGE sel .....
  Event Details
  Website
  (805) 722-1517
 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,Fox tasting room, Santa Barbara Winery, Kunin/Westerly or LaFond Winery. You will also enjoy an olive oil and vinegar tasting. The tour includes a s .....
  Event Details
  Website
  (805) 564-1819
 

Historic
(Santa Barbara)
El Presidio de Santa Bárbara
El Presidio de Santa Barbara State Historic Park
, Santa Barbara, CA
Located in downtown Santa Barbara, El Presidio de Santa Bárbara State Historic Park (El Presidio SHP) is a 5 1/2-acre park that preserves the site of the last Spanish fortress, or presidio, founded in Alta (Upper) California in 1782. Two of the fort‘s original adobe buildings still exist and are open to the public—El Cuartel and the Cañedo Adobe. .....
  Event Details
  Website
  (805) 965-0093
 

Meditation
(Santa Barbara)
Meditation for World Peace
Mahakankala Buddhist Center, 508 Brinkerhoff Ave., Santa Barbara, CA
“Without inner peace, outer peace is impossible.” ~ Geshe Kelsang Gyatso   ($10 - $10)
  Event Details
  Website
  (805) 563-6000
 11:00 AM

Sky Show
(Santa Barbara)
Twinkle Twinkle for Little Stars
Featuring ... Planetarium Show
Gladwin Planetarium - SB Museum of Natural History
, 2559 Puesta del Sol Road, Santa Barbara, CA
This live presentation for families with young children features a different topic every week. Come back again and again to learn about stars, planets, constellations, and more!   ($0 - $4)... Presented by Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History
  Event Details
  Website
  (805) 682-4711 x 173
 
 

Animals
(Solvang)
Animals A to Z
Wildling Museum
, Solvang, CA
The Wildling Museum is pleased to announce its newest exhibition, Animals: A-Z on view from June 10 to October 9, 2017. Travel through the alphabet as the Wildling showcases a diverse artistic representation of animal species from African saddlebills to zebras and everything in between. The artworks range from realistic to abstract and represent .....
  Event Details
  Website
  (805) 688-1082
 
 

Fine Art & Sculpture
(Santa Barbara)
Valeska Soares: Any Moment Now
Santa Barbara Museum of Art
, 1130 State Street, Santa Barbara, CA
September 17 – December 31, 2017 ..... "Valeska Soares: Any Moment Now" brings together 49 artworks, consisting of installation, sculpture, photography, and video, dating from the early 1990s to the present. A distinctive figure in the international legacy of installation art, Soares interweaves themes of love, desire, memory, and time in .....
  Event Details
  Website
  (805) 963-4364
 
 
 11:30 AM

Tour - Other
(Santa Barbara)
Horseback Riding Tours (VARIOUS TIMES)
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
  Event Details
  Website
  (805) 564-1819
 
 12:00 PM

Historic
(Santa Barbara)
The Story of Santa Barbara
Santa Barbara Historical Museum
, Santa Barbara, CA
We invite you to experience the Museum’s signature permanent exhibit, The Story of Santa Barbara. Stroll through exquisite galleries which trace the compelling history of “The American Riviera” from the days of the Chumash to the twentieth century.
  Event Details
  Website
  (805) 966-1601
 

Sky Show
(Santa Barbara)
Secrets of the Sun
Gladwin Planetarium - SB Museum of Natural History
, 2559 Puesta del Sol Road, Santa Barbara, CA
Join our two young star travelers on a journey that could only be dreamed of before. From the boiling surface of the Sun ot the icy rings of Saturn, children of all ages will be mesmerized by the incredible scenery in motion. Discover the wonder of discovery in The Secret of the Cardboard Rocket; pe ........ Presented by Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History
  Event Details
  Website
  (805) 682-4711 x 173
 
 
 12:30 PM

Fundraiser - Misc.
(Lompoc)
Family Portrait Fundraiser
Lompoc Senior's Club, 184 Village Circle Dr, Lompoc, CA
Fundraiser For Lompoc Senior's Club DONATE BY HAVING YOUR FAMILY PORTRAIT TAKEN LOMPOC SENIOR'S CLUB NEEDS YOUR SUPPORT PHOTOGRAPHY INSTITUTE of CALIFORNIA® WILL DONATE 50% OF THE PROCEE ........ Presented by Lompoc Senior Club
  Event Details
  Website
  (661) 333-7746
 1:00 PM

Historic
(Goleta)
The History Education Center
Rancho La Patera & Stow House
, Goleta, CA
A unique interactive experience ..... This is a new museum at our historic ranch. A century-old working walnut packing shed has been carefully transformed into an education center that tells the story of the Goleta Valley, from Chumash and native peoples up to the present day with a focus on ranching and agricultural stories. The center has been .....
  Event Details
  Website
  (805) 681-7216
 

Model Railroad
(Goleta)
Model Railroad Exhibit in HO-Scale
South Coast Railroad Museum
, Goleta, CA
A Model Railroad Exhibit in HO-Scale ... Funded in part by a grant from the Alice Tweed Tuohy Foundation. This operating exhibit depicts the railroad areas of Santa Barbara and Goleta, California during the late-steam/early-diesel era. The museum will be open Friday through Sunday, from 1 to 4 p.m.
  Event Details
  Website
  (805) 964-3540
 

Arts & Crafts
(Santa Barbara)
"Push Pull" Taffy Performance
Santa Barbara Museum of Art
, 1130 State Street, Santa Barbara, CA
Part of the artist’s explorations of sugar, "Push Pull" explores notions of desire and excess. Sun-warmed masses of taffy hang from a metal hook while attendants manipulate it, keeping the mass of candy suspended while also stretching and pulling it into amorphous shapes. Visitors are invited to consume chunks of the slowly stretching scu .....
  Event Details
  Website
  (805) 963-4364
 
 

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
  Event Details
  Website
  (805) 682-4711 x 173
 
 
 1:30 PM

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
  Event Details
  Website
  (805) 564-1819
 

Theatre
(Santa Maria)
Fences
Marian Theatre
, Allan Hancock College Campus, Santa Maria, CA
August Wilson’s Pulitzer and Tony Award-winning masterpiece will swing onto the Marian Theatre stage. A gripping family drama about Troy Maxson, a former star of the Negro baseball leagues who now works as a garbage man in 1957 Pittsburgh. As a black man excluded from the major leagues during his pr ........ Presented by PCPA Conservatory Theatre
  Event Details
  Website
  (805) 922-8313
 
 2:00 PM

Birds
(Santa Barbara)
Eyes in the Sky - Birds of Prey
Featuring ... Presented by Santa Barbara Audubon Society’s Eyes in the Sky
Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History
, Santa Barbara, CA
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 .....
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  Website
  (805) 682-4711 x 4711
 
 

Other Misc. Event
(Santa Barbara)
Santa Barbara County Courthouse Tours
Santa Barbara County Courthouse, 1100 Anacapa St., Santa Barbara, CA
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 Mu .....
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Lecture
(Santa Barbara)
Food for Thought Lecture Series: Advancements in Equine Veterinary Surgery & Regenerative Medicine
Neal Taylor Nature Center, 2265 Hwy 154, Santa Barbara, CA
Dr. Herthel's presentation will provide background into the common ailments and injuries seen in their equine patients at Alamo Pintado Equine Medical Center. He will delve into the recent advan .....
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  Website
  (805) 693-0691

Other Performance
(Santa Barbara)
What's Up
Gladwin Planetarium
, 2559 Puesta del Sol Road, Santa Barbara, CA
A truly interactive presentation that begins with a guided tour to our newly renovated observatory where visitors get the chance to use our state-of-the-art telescopes, weather permitting of course. Then, visitors are taken back to the planetarium for a live presentation where current astronomical news and observations are discussed.   ($0 - $ .....
  Event Details
  Website
  (805) 682-4711
 

Theatre
(Santa Barbara)
The Odyssey Project
Center Stage Theater (in Paseo Nuevo Mall)
, 751 State Street , Santa Barbara, CA
To have a voice is to have a choice By Homer and the Cast Directed by Ming Lauren Holden   ($20)
  Event Details
  Website
  (805) 963-8198
 
 
 2:30 PM

Lecture
(Santa Barbara)
Panel Discussion with Valeska Soares, and Curators Julie Joyce and Vanessa Davidson
Santa Barbara Museum of Art
, 1130 State Street, Santa Barbara, CA
Featuring Valeska Soares, SBMA’s Julie Joyce, and PAM’s Vanessa Davidson, this conversation aims to provide background and insight into the artist’s multisensorial bodies of work.   ($0)
  Event Details
  Website
  (805) 963-4364
 
 
 3:00 PM

Sky Show
(Santa Barbara)
Your Cosmic Quest (en espanol los domingos, in Spanish on Sundays)
Featuring ... Planetarium Show
Gladwin Planetarium - SB Museum of Natural History
, Santa Barbara, CA
Have you ever looked up at the sky and wondered what you were actually seeing?   ($0 - $4)... Presented by Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History
  Event Details
  Website
  (805) 682-4711 x 173
 
 
 3:30 PM

Presentation
(Santa Barbara)
Shark Sundays
Sea Center
, Santa Barbara, CA
Shark Sundays Sundays at 3:30 PM Watch us feed sharks and rays. Observe shark feeding behaviors, and if you're lucky, help us throw in a few pieces too! Included with admission to the Sea Center.
  Event Details
  Website
  (805) 962-2526 x 110
 
 7:00 PM

Music - Classic Rock
(Santa Barbara)
Lobero Live presents ... Leo Kottke
Featuring ... Leo Kottke
Lobero Theatre
, 33 E. Canon Perdido Street, Santa Barbara, CA
Famed acoustic player Leo Kottke is known for a fingerpicking style that draws on blues, jazz, and folk music, and for syncopated, polyphonic melodies. Kottke overcame a series of personal obstacles, including partial loss of hearing and a nearly career-ending bout with tendon damage in his right hand to emerge as a widely recognized master of his .....
  Event Details
  Website
  (805) 963-0761
 
 

Gala
(Santa Barbara)
World Business Academy Awards Gala and Dinner 2017
The Belmond El Encanto Hotel, 800 Alvarado Pl., Santa Barbara, CA
On Sunday, September 17, 2017 at the beautiful and historic Belmond El Encanto, a Gala reception and dinner will honor two remarkable individuals: global visionary and scientist Deepak Chopra, and bu ........ Presented by World Business Academy
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  Website
  (805) 892-4600




















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