Sunday, April 5, 2020     Volume: 21, Issue: 5

Santa Maria Sun / Arts

Santa Maria Recreation and Parks Department offers new at-home videos

The city of Santa Maria’s Recreation and Parks Department is producing an ongoing series of short, family-friendly “how to” videos focused on keeping good physical and mental health during the current COVID-19 quarantine.  The videos are available on the city of Santa Maria...

Gavin's Books offers free delivery in Orcutt and Santa Maria

Gavin’s Books, a Santa Maria bookstore, is now accepting orders for free deliveries from Santa Maria and Orcutt residents. Locals who feel stuck at home and in need of a good read are encouraged to take advantage of the new delivery option. Patrons can also order book deliveries for friends an...

Riverbench Winery organizes live-stream Easter activities

Because of coronavirus cautions and social distancing mandates, a Santa Maria winery is putting a creative spin on its annual Easter egg hunt this year. Instead of hiding more than 2,000 candy- and prize-filled eggs in its garden for children to search and gather, the Riverbench Winery easter egg hu...

The Wildling Museum of Art and Nature takes part in timely, meditative social media campaign, #MuseumMomentofZen


With galleries, museums, theaters, and other venues closed for the foreseeable future, the current state of the art world at large is almost exclusively online. The staff of the Wildling Museum of Art and Nature already had a strong handle (pun intended) on social media long before the COVID-19 outb...

Central Coast local Robert Eringer revs up his upcoming road trip novel, 'Book Drive'


Amid our current reality—or any reality for that matter—there are few better ways to spend time cooped up at home than with a good read, and better yet, with the knowledge you’re supporting a local writer in the process.  The published works of Santa Barbara-base...

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