Friday, October 31, 2014     Volume: 15, Issue: 34
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Water your lawns people! This drought isn't going to last.
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Santa Maria Sun / Arts

Scarecrows take over the Santa Ynez Valley

BY CAMILLIA LANHAM

The scarecrows—a man and his dog—in front of Wandering Dog Wine Bar in Solvang are made out of corks, bottle caps, and wine bottles. At least, those items are visible to passersby. Underneath that outer layer are the items which make up the scarecrows’ bases, such as an old gift ...

Knott's Scary Farm offers nighttime frights and fun

BY JOE PAYNE

Knott’s Scary Farm--the Halloween event that begins after the sun goes down over Knott’s Berry Farm in Buena Vista--is not a theme park event to take a young child to, trust me. The special program runs from 7 p.m. to 2 a.m. through Nov. 1, and more than just the lights are dimmed at the...

Buena Vista Beautifiers holding meeting

BY JOE PAYNE

The Buena Vista Beautifiers is a grassroots committee that formed to preserve the beauty of Buena Vista Park located on Morrison Street across from Santa Maria High School. The committee welcomes members of the community to join a meeting on Nov. 6 where the focused theme of a talk will be “Pl...

Los Padres Artist Guild offers Christmas show and sale

BY JOE PAYNE

The Los Padres Artists Guild presents its annual Christmas show and sale event, The Colors of Christmas, on the weekend of Nov. 7 though 9. Proceeds from raffle drawings at the event go toward supporting the guild’s art student scholarships. Hand crafted items and fine art will include painti...

Celebrate Bill

BY JOE PAYNE

The Boys and Girls Club of Santa Maria Valley is celebrating the retirement of longtime Executive Director Bill Libbon on Nov. 5 at the Elks Club in Santa Maria. The event begins with no host cocktails at 5:30 p.m. and dinner at 6:30 p.m. A presentation will follow dinner. The Santa Maria Elks Lodg...

Check out the Vaquero show and sale

BY JOE PAYNE

The Santa Ynez Valley Historical Museum is hosting the annual Vaquero Show and Sale, a popular event of Western style art and objects, during the weekend of Nov. 7 through Nov. 9. The event will include several special events happening as part of the show and sale. A Viva los Vaqueros Preview and D...