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  April 28
    Pelagic Bird Watching Trip  
  Condor Express, 301 W. Cabrillo Blvd. (SEA Landing), Santa Barbara CA

Come bird-watching on the Condor Express with the Los Angeles Audubon Society. This specially-chartered trip is open to the public.   
Presented by ... Condor Express - SEA Landing
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  (805) 882-0088
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Free Dental Clinic  
  Eastside Family Dental Clinic, 923 N. Milpas St, Santa Barbara CA

Volunteer dentists, hygienists, dental assistants and other dental professionals from the community will provide patients with free services such as cleanings, fillings, extractions and oral health education. Patients are seen on a first-­‐come, first-­‐served basis. We strongly encourage you to come early. We will open our door for registration at 7:30 AM.   
Presented by ... Santa Barbara Neighborhood Clinics
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  (805) 884-1998
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Solve Your Genealogy Mysteries – Think Like a Detective. SB Genealog Society Seminar  
   Michael John Neill, genealogist, researcher, nationally known lecturer and creator of “Casefile Clues”  
  Goleta Valley Presbyterian Church, 6067 Shirrell Way, Goleta CA

Solve Your Genealogy Mysteries – Think Like a Detective. SB Genealogical Society presents their Annual Spring Genealogy Seminar providing the clues needed to find the answers to family history questions. The Santa Barbara County Genealogical Society holds its Annual Spring Seminar on Saturday, April 28th, 2012 at the Goleta Valley Presbyterian Church, 6067 Shirrell Way, Goleta CA. Registration starts at 7:45am and the program starts at 9:00am.   ($30 - $45)
Presented by ... Santa Barbara Genealogical Society
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  (805) 964-6688
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Museum Marketplace  
  Carpinteria Valley Museum of History, 956 Maple Avenue, Carpinteria CA

You will find between 70 and 100 vendors at this popular fund-raising event. Among their interesting wares offered are antiques and collectibles, hand-crafted gifts, and bargains on used goods of every description -- Vintage jewelry, furniture, clothing, books, tools, toys, plants, and much more will be for sale.    
Presented by ... Carpinteria Valley Museum of History
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  Website
  (805) 684-3112
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Downtown S.B. Farmers Market  
  Santa Barbara Certified Farmers Market, Corner of Santa Barbara & Cota Streets, Santa Barbara CA

Certified Farmers Market. Every Saturday -- 8:30 am to 12:30 pm. Rain or shine. All year round.   
Presented by ... Santa Barbara Certified Farmers Market
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  (805) 962-5354
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JELLIES  
  at the Sea Center  
  Ty Warner Sea Center (211 Stearns Wharf), State St & W Cabrillo Blvd, Santa Barbara CA

Enter the mesmerizing world of Jellies and watch these elegant animals as they undulate, pulse, and move gracefully through the water. Without bones or hearts, they may seem otherworldly but these fascinating creatures have been on Earth for hundreds of millions of years.    ($5 - $8)
Presented by ... Sea Center
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  Website
  (805) 962-2526
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Spring Plant Sale  
  Santa Barbara Botanic Garden, 1212 Mission Canyon Road, Santa Barbara CA

Spring is just beginning with the late rains bringing moisture to the soil. Now is the time for home gardeners to work overtime to catch up with nature’s bounty. The Santa Barbara Botanic Garden offers a terrific range of more than 5,000 California native plants that are conservation-wise and drought-tolerant along with many other interesting additions for local gardens as the season warms.    
Presented by ... Santa Barbara Botanic Garden
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  (805) 682-4726 x114
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Casa del Herrero Tour  
  Casa del Herrero, 1387 East Valley Road, Santa Barbara CA

Few of Montecito's fabled estates have remained essentially unchanged. An exception is the Casa del Herrerowhich has been in the hands of the original family since it was constructed over 75 years ago.    ($20.00
Presented by ... Casa del Herrero
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  (805) 565-5653
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Ganna Walska: Collections and Keepsakes  
  Ganna Walska Lotusland, Cold Springs Road, Santa Barbara CA

Lotusland will kick off the 2012 tour season with a fascinating exhibit, “Ganna Walska: Collections and Keepsakes”. This eclectic mix -— most of which has never been seen by the public —- features some of Madame Walska’s personal possessions ranging from correspondence and photographs of famous friends to clothing, accessories and keepsakes.    ($10 - $35)
Presented by ... Ganna Walska Lotusland
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  (805) 969-3767
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Healthy Kids Day  
  STUART C. GILDRED FAMILY YMCA, 900 North Refugio Road, Santa Ynez CA
Healthy Kids Day is the Y’s national initiative to improve the health and well-being of families across the country. On this day, Ys hold local events and encourage parents to make play dates with their kids every day as a simple way to become a healthier, more active and connected family. The Stuart C. Gildred Family Y's Healthy Kids Day showcases local vendors, great food and activities to educate parent's on how to make health decisions for themselves and their families.   ($0 - $0)
Presented by ... STUART C. GILDRED FAMILY YMCA
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  (805) 686-2037
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Healthy Kids Day  
  SANTA BARBARA FAMILY YMCA, 36 Hitchcock Way, Santa Barbara CA
The Y celebrates National Healthy Kids Day each year where we provide parents with information regarding ways to improve their families health. From healthy foods, exercise ideas, and doctor check ups, the Y is a great place for resources.    
Presented by ... SANTA BARBARA FAMILY YMCA
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  (805) 687-7727
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Healthy Kids Day  
  LOMPOC YMCA, 201 West College Ave, Lompoc CA
Nearly 75 percent of kids ages five to 10 do not get the recommended 60 minutes of physical activity each day. That makes Healthy Kids Day more important than ever.   
Presented by ... LOMPOC YMCA
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  (805) 736-3483
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Healthy Kids Day  
  Montecito Union School, San Ysidro Road, Santa Barbara CA
Healthy Kids Day is a National YMCA initiative that promotes healthy choices for our youth. We invite everyone who wishes to participate to join us on April 28th from 10am - 2pm, at Montecito Union School.    
Presented by ... MONTECITO YMCA
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  (805) 969-3288
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Jeans for Justice Library Display  
  Santa Barbara Rape Crisis Center  
  Santa Barbara Public Library, 40 East Anapamu Street , Santa Barbara CA

Be sure to stop by the Santa Barbara Public Library and check out Santa Barbara Rape Crisis' display for SAAM, Sexual Assault Awareness Month. Our campaign this year for SAAM is Jeans for Justice, which came about from Denim Day and a need to debunk myths about sexual assault. We ask that volunteers, professionals, community members, students, and anyone who wants to end sexual assault, that they wear jeans/denim on Denim Day, April 25th! Stop by one of our several events to receive free buttons, pens, and ribbons!    
Presented by ... Santa Barbara Rape Crisis Center
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  (805) 963-6832 x12
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10th Annual Cottage Hospital Mental Health Fa  
  Santa Barbara Rape Crisis Center  
  Cottage Hospital Burtness Auditorium, 400 West Pueblo Street, Santa Barbara CA

SBRCC will be tabling at this year's Mental Health Fair. We will be discussing all the events we had for Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM), as well as discussing ways you could become involved. We will be handing out information about our final SAAM event, which will take place that same day from 5-9pm at the Boys & Girls Club of Santa Barbara!    
Presented by ... Santa Barbara Rape Crisis Center
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  (805) 963-6832 x12
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Dizzy Dwellings Art Workshop  
  Marilee Krause  
  Art From Scrap, 302 E. Cota Street, Santa Barbara CA

Weekly Art workshops for all ages every Saturday. Children and adults love Art From Scrap! Children under age 5 must be accompanied by an adult. Cost: $8.00.    ($8.00 - $8.00)
Presented by ... Explore Ecology
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  (805) 884-0459 x11
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Annual Sea Festival  
  Santa Barbara Maritime Museum  
  Santa Barbara Maritime Museum, 113 Harbor Way, Santa Barbara CA

The Santa Barbara Maritime Museum is pleased to announce its 12th Annual Sea Festival on April 28, from 11 am to 4 pm at the Maritime Museum in the harbor. Tour a 137 foot visiting Tall Ship, enjoy boat tours and diving demonstrations, take part in arts and crafts, and hands-on activities. Be the first to view the Maritime Museum’s newest art exhibit, The Lost Posters of Santa Barbara, by surf artist Rick Sharp. Fun for the whole family! Tickets are also available for a sunset sail at 5:00 p.m. Call 805-962-8404 ext 115 for reservations. Visit www.sbmm.org for a detailed schedule of activities or call 805-962-8404 ext. 115 for additional information.    ($4 - $4)
Presented by ... Santa Barbara Maritime Museum
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  (805) 962-8404 x115
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Lost Surf Art Posters of Santa Barbara  
  Rick Sharp  
  Santa Barbara Maritime Museum, 113 Harbor Way, Santa Barbara CA

Rick Sharp’s Lost Surf Art Posters of Santa Barbara Exhibit Opening during Sea Festival - Saturday, April 28, 2012; 11-4 pm. Visit with the artist 12 noon-2 pm. The exhibit will be on display until April 2014.    
Presented by ... Santa Barbara Maritime Museum
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  (805) 962-8404 x115
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Pasadena to Santa Barbara: A Selected History of Art in Southern California, 1951-1969  
  Artists include John Altoon, Karl Benjamin, Richard Diebenkorn, Marcel Duchamp, Llyn Foulkes, Sam Francis, Philip Guston, Ed Kienholz, John McLaughlin, Helen Lundeberg, Lee Mullican, Mark Tobey, and B  
  Santa Barbara Museum of Art, 1130 State Street, Santa Barbara CA

This exhibition focuses on the legacy of two of Southern California’s leading venues for contemporary art since the 1940s: the Santa Barbara Museum of Art and the Pasadena Art Museum (known from 1941-1953 as the Pasadena Art Institute, and since 1975 as the Norton Simon Museum). These two institutions pioneered what is now perceptible as a common strategy—to exhibit the work of local artists living and active in Southern California, alongside the work of influential modern and contemporary artists from other parts of the United States and abroad.   ($6 - $9)
Presented by ... Santa Barbara Museum of Art
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  (805) 963-4364
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Scenery, Story, Spirit: American Painting and Sculpture from the Santa Barbara Museum of Art  
  From the majestic Hudson River School paintings of Thomas Cole, John Kensett, and Albert Bierstadt to the gritty urban realism of Robert Henri and John Sloan, this presentation draws on the rich holdi  
  Santa Barbara Museum of Art, 1130 State Street, Santa Barbara CA

Between the 1830s and the end of the First World War, American art came into its own. From the majestic Hudson River School paintings of Thomas Cole, John Kensett, and Albert Bierstadt to the gritty urban realism of Robert Henri and John Sloan, this presentation draws on the rich holdings of American paintings and sculptures in the collection of the Santa Barbara Museum of Art.    ($6 - $10)
Presented by ... Santa Barbara Museum of Art
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  (805) 963-4364
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Santa Maria Strawberry Festival  
  Santa Maria Fairpark, 937 S. Thornburg Street, Santa Maria CA
Enjoy Food, Fun, Rides and Wholesome Family Entertainment during Santa Maria's Favorite Event - Don't Miss Out! Hours are from 11am to 10pm. Carnival Stays Open 'til Midnight!    ($1 - $6)
Presented by ... Santa Maria Fairpark
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  (805) 925-8824
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New Growth  
  Dorothy Churchill-Johnson, Masha Keating  
  Corridan Gallery, 125 North Milpas Street, Santa Barbara CA
CORRIDAN GALLERY presents “New Growth” A two person exhibit of Oil Paintings and Limited Edition Pigment Prints on Canvas "Giant Botanicals" by Dorothy Churchill-Johnson and "Botanical Fantasy" by Masha Keating March 29 through May 12, 2012 Reception for the Artists – Saturday March 31 from 5:00 to 7:00pm The Corridan Gallery is located at 125 North Milpas Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93103. Gallery Hours are Tuesday through Saturday 11:00am to 5:00pm. For more information – call (805) 966-7939 or visit www.Corridan-Gallery.com    
Presented by ... Corridan Gallery
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  (805) 966-7939
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"Carefree California" and "Catherine Opie Photographs Cliff May"  
  Art, Design & Architecture Museum, UC Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara CA

After 18 months of renovations, the University Art Museum reopens as the ART, DESIGN & ARCHITECTURE MUSEUM at UC Santa Barbara with the first major retrospective of the designer who popularized the ranch house, CLIFF MAY.   
Presented by ... Art, Design & Architecture Museum
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  (805) 893-7564
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    Aesop's Fables  
  Alhecama Theatre, 914 Santa Barbara St., Santa Barbara CA

Ensemble's Storybook Theatre presents AESOP’S FABLES. Aesop's wise and foolish creatures are a lasting delight. Since the sixteenth century, the fables of Aesop have been retold in many different forms to generations of every culture.    
Presented by ... Ensemble Theatre Company (ETC)
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  (805) 965-5400
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"Avenge Ellwood" : The Japanese Attack on California  
  Rancho La Patera & Stow House, 304 N. Los Carneros Rd., Goleta CA

Goleta Valley Historical Society will host a special display commemorating the 70th anniversary of the Ellwood shelling. The exhibit will be on view from February 19-December 30, 2012.   ($8 - $0)
Presented by ... Rancho La Patera & Stow House
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  (805) 964-4407
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Ganna Walska: Collections and Keepsakes  
  Ganna Walska Lotusland, Cold Springs Road, Santa Barbara CA

Lotusland will kick off the 2012 tour season with a fascinating exhibit, “Ganna Walska: Collections and Keepsakes”. This eclectic mix -— most of which has never been seen by the public —- features some of Madame Walska’s personal possessions ranging from correspondence and photographs of famous friends to clothing, accessories and keepsakes.    ($10 - $35)
Presented by ... Ganna Walska Lotusland
  More Info
  Website
  (805) 969-3767
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Casa del Herrero Tour  
  Casa del Herrero, , Santa Barbara CA

Few of Montecito's fabled estates have remained essentially unchanged. An exception is the Casa del Herrero which has been in the hands of the original family since it was constructed over 75 years ago. The Casa is noted as one of the finest examples of Spanish Colonial Revival architecture and is listed in the National Register of Historic Places. It provides visitors a glimpse into Montecito life as the Steedmans lived it in the 1930s. The estate's collection of European antique furnishing art and many personal effects are still in place as thet were when the Steedmans were in residence.   ($20.00
Presented by ... Casa del Herrero
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  (805) 565-5653
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    Aesop's Fables  
  Alhecama Theatre, 914 Santa Barbara St., Santa Barbara CA

Ensemble's Storybook Theatre presents AESOP’S FABLES. Aesop's wise and foolish creatures are a lasting delight. Since the sixteenth century, the fables of Aesop have been retold in many different forms to generations of every culture.    
Presented by ... Ensemble Theatre Company (ETC)
  More Info
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  (805) 965-5400
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    Westmont Siloam Quartet  
  Westmont College; Deane Chapel, 955 La Paz Road, Santa Barbara CA
Westmont’s Siloam Quartet, featuring Madison Martin, Emily McClean, Sarah Shasberger and Rebecca Shasberger, performs its Spring Concert on Saturday, April 28, at 7 p.m. in Westmont's Deane Chapel.   ($0
Presented by ... Westmont College
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  (805) 565-6000
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The Theatre Group at SBCC presents THROUGH THE FIRE  
  JURKOWITZ THEATRE, 900 Block of Cliff Drive, Santa Barbara CA

The Theatre Group at SBCC will return to performing in the beautiful, newly renovated performance spaces at SBCC with an original theatrical documentary piece, Through the Fire in the Jurkowitz Theatre, April 25-May 12, 2012.   ($16 - $23)
Presented by ... The Theatre Group at SBCC
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  (805) 965-5935
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Spring Awakening A Rock Musical  
  Center Stage Theater (in Paseo Nuevo Mall), 751 State Street , Santa Barbara CA

Caught between their sexual urges and society's contradictory teachings, a group of teenagers reveal their alluringly melancholy story of self-discovery and coming-of-age anxiety as seen through the eyes of young teenagers. Set in repressive 19th-century Germany, these students attempt to reckon with the thrilling, complicated and confusing time of their adolescence.   ($25
Presented by ... Center Stage Theater (in Paseo Nuevo Mall)
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  (805) 963-0408
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Blood, Sweat & Tears  
  Blood, Sweat & Tears  
  The Granada, 1214 State Street, Santa Barbara CA

The Granada Theatre Concert Series Presents Blood, Sweat & Tears that has left an indelible mark on the American music scene since 1968. One of the greatest horn bands in the history of popular music, their alumni roster reads like a Who’s Who of the world’s greatest jazz and rock musicians.    ($28.00 - $60.00)
Presented by ... The Granada Theatre
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  (805) 899-2222
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A One-Man Show, "The Fever"  
  Mitchell Thomas  
  Westmont College, 955 La Paz Road, Santa Barbara CA
Mitchell Thomas, Westmont theatre arts professor and department chair, performs a one-man show, “The Fever,” written by Wallace Shawn and winner of the 1991 Obie award for best play, April 26-28 all at 8 p.m. in Westmont’s new black-box theater, the Space, adjacent to Porter Theatre. General admission tickets may be purchased for $10 at the box office or by calling (805) 565-7140. Additional performances are Sunday, April 29, at 8 p.m. at Trinity Episcopal Church Parish Hall, 1500 State Street, and Wednesday, May 2, at 8 p.m. at Municipal Winemakers, 22 Anacapa Street, in downtown Santa Barbara.   ($0 - $10)
Presented by ... Westmont College
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  (805) 565-7140
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Ratatat Theater Group to Perform One-Man Play  
  Westmont College, 955 La Paz Road, Santa Barbara CA
Ratatat Theater Group, a Santa Barbara theater company dedicated to innovative, community-oriented, original work, will premiere a new one-man play April 27-28, sponsored by the Westmont College Office of Life Planning. The play is written and performed by Casey Caldwell, the head of Ratatat Theater Group, with original music by Greg Wadsworth.   ($0
Presented by ... Westmont College
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  (805) 565-6000
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