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Santa Maria Sun / Arts

Giving the gift of theater: The Santa Maria Civic Theatre offers its 21st annual 'Summer Fairy Tales' free family production


For the past two decades, the Santa Maria Civic Theatre has offered its Summer Fairy Tale program free to the community. The production is significant because it opens up plenty of acting slots for young kids, who get to learn performing arts under the guidance of experienced Civic Theatre actors ...

The fantastic frontier: PCPA Theaterfest presents the idyllic musical Oklahoma in all its musical glory


The monumental influence Rodgers and Hammerstein have had on American musical theater is staggering. So many popular tropes and styles were cemented by the duo; their influence can be seen in myriad contemporary works today. PCPA Theaterfest has gone back to the roots of the famous collaborators ...

See the Wildling Museum's season of natural history field classes


The Wildling Museum has announced the 2014-2015 season of Natural History Field Classes with Fred and Larry, a series that takes place throughout Santa Ynez Valley and Santa Barbara County with local naturalists Dr. Fred Emerson and Larry Ballard on the third Saturday of the month from September thr...

Lompoc Library offers concerts on the lawn


The Library Foundation in Lompoc is offering its annual Concerts on the Library Lawn series during the month of August. The shows happen the first three Saturdays in August from 1 to 3 p.m. The first concert features singers from the Lompoc Youth Theater performing selections from the production Ha...

Santa Maria Arts Council calls for artists


The Santa Maria Arts Council is preparing its second annual Birdhouse Fundraiser event for the Autumn Arts Grapes and Grains festival and needs artists to paint donated birdhouses for a fundraiser raffle. Local artists are needed to beautify birdhouses in unique and artistic styles. The Arts Counci...

Summertime crafting at Michaels


Michaels Arts and Crafts offers an Intro to Paper Crafting class for free on July 28 from 6 to 8 p.m. An Intro to Jewelry Making class is a free event happening July 29 from 6 to 8 p.m. Create2Educate is for teachers on July 31 from 4 to 7 p.m. A Kids Club event includes Wildflower Canvas Painting ...