Sunday, April 19, 2015     Volume: 16, Issue: 6

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Santa Maria Sun / Arts

Allan Hancock College features the bronze work of Joseph Castle in the show The Things We Carry


View a slideshow of Joseph Castle's work. Once cooled from its molten state, bronze is an almost immovable media. Bronze sculptor and local artist Joseph Castle doesn’t pour the liquid hot metal personally, but first makes a mold—the shell of the work he is hoping to create—before...

The Discovery Museum welcomes families to the Kite Festival


Santa Maria’s gusty winds usually results in bent palm trees and the occasional downed eucalyptus, but the powerful currents that sweep across the flat valley also inspired the beginning of the Santa Maria Valley Discovery Museum’s Free Family Kite Festival six years ago. The annual eve...

Help out the Orcutt Library


The Friends of the Orcutt Library is holding a used book sale on April 18 from 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the Orcutt Branch Library. Funds raised will go toward new books for adults and children. The sale will include books, puzzles, videotapes, and collectible books at the Orcutt Branch Library, 175 S...

Lompoc Valley Arts Council holds quarterly forum


The Lompoc Valley Arts Council’s upcoming quarterly forum includes a talk by owner of Certain Sparks Music, Randall Sena, the featured presenter on the April 16 forum. The meeting will begin at 6 p.m. with a meeting of the Arts Council board. A social time is set for 6:45 p.m., with the presen...

League of Women Voters Santa Maria holds book group


The League of Women Voters Santa Maria Valley Book Group welcomes current and potential members to regular, informal luncheon discussions happening the last Wednesday of the month from noon to 1 p.m. at The Natural Café in Santa Maria. The book club includes a general emphasis on government, ...

Wildling Museum seeks entries for photo competition


The Wildling Museum is currently accepting entries for the annual Nature Photography Competition through April 30 at 5 p.m. The theme for the competition this year is nature’s patterns, which asks photographers to focus on the stripes, waves, spirals, spots, cracks, lumps, and bumps found in t...

Santa Maria Civic Theatre closes season with 'Brooklyn Boy'


The Santa Maria Civic Theatre is closing its 56th season with a production of Brooklyn Boy, opening April 24 and running on Fridays and Saturdays at 7 p.m. through May 16 and closing on May 17 at 1:30 p.m. Brooklyn Boy explores the character Eric Weiss, a struggling author who finally gets success b...