Friday, February 22, 2019     Volume: 19, Issue: 51

Santa Maria Sun / Calendar

Special Events

THE AUTUMN ARTS GRAPES AND GRAINS FESTIVAL celebrates its 27th year with a community street festival featuring artists and their works, live art demonstrations, a chalk art exposé, a car show, children's activities, food, wine tasting, and live music on Oct. 2 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Civic Center McClelland Street Corridor, Santa Maria. An evening reception is Oct. 1 from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at the Santa Maria Public Library, Shepard Hall, 421 S. McClelland St., Santa Maria. Info: 925-0951, Ext. 260.

THE SANTA MARIA NATURAL HISTORY MUSEUM will feature a quick draw demonstration with artist Julie Fish on Oct. 2 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Live with rescue organization Too Slow will feature live tortoises from noon to 2 p.m. at the Natural History Museum at S. McClelland in Santa Maria. Info: 614-0806.

THE FILIPINO AMERICAN NATIONAL HISTORICAL SOCIETY celebrates Filipino History with a free photo and video exhibit on Oct. 2 at 5 p.m., dinner at 6 p.m. at the Filipino Community Center of Santa Maria Valley. Cost is $20, $10 for 17 and younger. Info: 925-4077 or

NORTHERN SANTA BARBARA COUNTY UNITED WAY presents the Mayors' Ball and All That Jazz, a fundraiser for the United Way's Literacy Program, on Oct. 2 at 6 p.m. at the Santa Maria Country Club, Santa Maria. Cost is $125. Info: or 922-0329, Ext. 105.

THE ALTRUSA GOLF TOURNAMENT features a golf tournament, wine tour, raffle prizes, and banquet dinner on Oct. 2 at the Monarch Dunes Golf Course, Nipomo. Info: 431-8128 or

THE NIPOMO NATIVE GARDEN FALL PLANT SALE features more than a thousand native Californian plants on Oct. 3 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Nipomo Native Garden, off Osage Street in Nipomo. Info: 929-6710 or 929-3589.

GLORIA DEI LUTHERAN CHURCH presents its 50th anniversary celebration on Oct. 3 at 10 a.m. at the Santa Maria Elks Club, 1309 N. Bradley, Santa Maria. Cost is $20, $15 for kids. Info: 937-3905.

AN AUTHOR BOOK SIGNING by Maggie Anton, noted author of the Jewish historical novels Rashi's Duaghters, is Oct. 5 at 7 p.m. at Temple Beth El, 1501 East Alvin, Santa Maria. Cost is $10. Info: 354-0480.

THE CENTRAL COAST RAILROAD FESTIVAL features model train layouts, rail excursions, concerts, and historical family programs Oct. 7 through 11 in Guadalupe, San Luis Obispo, and Paso Robles. A full schedule is available at Info: 773-4173.




THE SAN LUIS OBISPO CHILD DEVELOPMENT CENTER presents, as part of Art After Dark, an art show, auction, children's activities, and refreshments in support of the center on Oct. 1 from 6 to 9 p.m. at Salon 544, 544 Higuera St., SLO. Info: 544-1717 or

THE 17TH ANNUAL MENTAL HEALTH ARTS FESTIVAL features painting, drawings, sculpture, jewelry, live music, poetry, and crafts on Oct. 2 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at De La Guerra Plaza, Santa Barbara.

THE WILDLING ART MUSEUM presents the Wilderness Spirit Award Luncheon and Auction honoring Gretel Ehrlich on Oct. 3 from 11 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the Alisal Guest Ranch Resort, Santa Ynez. Cost is $85, $150 for VIP tickets. Info: 686-8315.

WESTMONT COLLEGE presents the third annual William Wiersma Golf and Disc Tournament in benefit of the William Wiersma Memorial Scholarship Endowment on Oct. 4 at 1 p.m. at the Montecito Country Club, Santa Barbara. Cost is $150, $115 for recent graduates, $75 for current students. Info:

THE SANTA BARBARA ARTS COLLABORATIVE and filmmaker John Lengsfelder present “Blind Date Interactive,” an interactive film about relationship with eight showings Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m. through Oct. 23 at 424-C State St., Santa Barbara. Cost is $12 at the door, $10 in advance. Info: 448-9298 or

Weekly Poll
Did the federal government shutdown impact you or your family?

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