Monday, October 5, 2015     Volume: 16, Issue: 30

Weekly Poll
How are you preparing for a possible super El Niño?

I’m gathering sandbags right now.
I’ve stocked up emergency supplies, just in case.
There won’t be an El Niño.
I’ve got my surfboard ready.

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Santa Maria Sun / Arts

Santa Maria Arts Council will raffle artful birdhouses at the Autumn Arts Festival


While attending the Santa Maria Recreation and Parks Department’s huge annual Autumn Arts Festival on Oct. 3, among booth after booth featuring the work of local artists, arts organizations, and galleries, attendees can find Santa Maria Arts Council members scattered throughout the leisurely s...

Generations dance together at the annual Santa Ynez Chumash Pow-Wow


View the Santa Ynez Band of Chumash Indians’ short documentary about the 50th annual Intertribal Pow-Wow. This year’s Santa Ynez Chumash Intertribal Pow-Wow event is the tradition’s golden anniversary. It began in 1965 as an effort to raise funds to bring running water to the rese...

Wildling Museum seeks volunteers


The Wildling Museum in Solvang is currently seeking volunteers to help with a variety of the museum’s operations and functions. Volunteers who love art, nature, and interacting with people are welcome to join the team there, according to a release prepared by the Wildling Museum. The museum ne...

Local rockers come together to help Batty family


A benefit rock show has been arranged to help offset medical costs for the daughter of local drummer and teacher, Kyle Batty. The Batty Family Benefit concert is scheduled for Oct. 11 from noon to 9 p.m. at O’Sullivan’s Pub in Santa Maria. The show will include a barbecue and raffle as w...

Bedford Winery in Los Alamos celebrates grape harvest with accordion music


Bedford Winery is welcoming locals to enjoy their annual Celebration of Harvest Festival at the winery’s tasting room in Los Alamos on Oct. 10, which will feature a special musical guest. Jeffery Iacono is a former heavy metal drummer and jazz vocalist from Southern California who turned to th...