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Santa Maria Sun / Calendar Events

April 22 - April 29

Recreation

THE SANTA MARIA VALLEY RAILWAY HISTORICAL MUSEUM
(noon to 4 p.m.)

features a locomotive, boxcar, caboose, and railroad artifacts and a diorama on the second and fourth Saturday of the month from

Phone: 714-4927

Santa Maria Transit Center
Miller and Boone Streets
Santa Maria

Art

SATELLITE @ HOTEL INDIGO
Worth The Drive
(Call for times)

by the Santa Barbara Contemporary Arts Forum features the exhibit "The Vastness is Bearable" showing through Dec. 7.

sbcaf@sbcaf.org
Phone: 966-5373
http://sbcaf.org

Hotel Indigo Santa Barbara
121 State St.
Santa Barbara

THE SANTA BARBARA COUNTY ARTS COMMISSION
Worth The Drive
(Call for times)

presents the exhibit "Pursuit of Passion: Early Santa Barbara Women Artists" showing through Feb. 20, 2015.

ferri@sbartsscommission.org
Phone: 568-3994
http://sbartscommission.org

Santa Barbara City Hall, De La Guerra Plaza
Santa Barbara

Clubs and Meetings

FRENCH HOSPITAL MEDICAL CENTER
(5 to 6 p.m.)

offers a free diabetes support group on Sept. 22, Oct. 27, Nov. 24, and Dec. 22 from

Emily Reneau
emily.reneau@heart.org
Phone: 602-0435
http://sloheartwalk.com

French Hospital Medical Center Auditorium
1911 Johnson Ave.
SLO

THE RETIRED ACTIVE MEN (RAMS)
(8:30 a.m.)

Chapter #3 of Santa Maria meet the fourth Tuesday of every month for breakfast, fun, and fellowship at

smrams3@aol.com
Phone: 714-5635 or 928-6644

Radisson Hotel
3455 Skyway Dr.
Santa Maria

Recreation

THE CITY OF SANTA MARIA
April 22 (9 a.m.)

offers its Teen Treks Earth Day Adventure program on April 22 meeting at

Phone: 925-0951, Ext. 252

Abel Maldonado Community Youth Center
600 S McClelland St.
Santa Maria 93454

Cost: $35

Learning

THE SANTA MARIA PUBLIC LIBRARY
April 22 (5:30 to 7 p.m.)

presents a "Fair Housing Month" informational workshop about tenants rights on April 22 from

rnarez@cityofsantamaria.org
Phone: 925-0951, Ext. 118

Shepard Hall, Santa Maria Public Library
421 S. Broadway
Santa Maria 93454

Cost: Free

Special Events

FALLPROOF
April 23 (7 p.m.)

holds an informational meeting about its balance and mobility program on April 23 at

Phone: 736-7911

Ocean's Seven Cafe
1515 East Ocean Ave.
Lompoc

Concerts

UCSB ARTS & LECTURES
Worth The Drive
April 23 (7 p.m.)

presents the Jennifer Koh, violinist, performing Bach and Beyond Part III on April 23 at

UCSB Arts and Lectures
meghan.henry@sa.ucsb.edu
Phone: 893-3535
http://artsandlectures.sa.ucsb.edu

Hahn Hall, Music Academy of the West
Santa Barbara

Cost: $30, $9 for students

Special Events

THE AMERICAN ASSOCIATION OF UNIVERSITY WOMEN
April 24 (6 to 8 p.m.)

sponsors a "Make It YOUR Business" event on April 24 from

Phone: 440-6886

MIYB Center
429 E. Main St.
Santa Maria

Cost: $5

Concerts

THE WESTMONT COLLEGE ORCHESTRA
Worth The Drive
April 24 (8 p.m.)

presents a "Concerto Concert" featuring a selection by Howard Shore from "The Lord of the Rings" films on April 24 at 7:30 p.m. at Hahn Hall, Music Academy of the West, 1070 Fairway Road, Santa Barbara; and April 25 at

Phone: 565-6040

First Presbyterian Church
21 E. Constance Ave.
Santa Barbara

Cost: $10

Concerts

UC SANTA BARBARA
Worth The Drive
April 25 (8 p.m.)

presents a musical performance by Terakaft on April 25 at

Andrea Estrada
andrea.estrada@ia.ucsb.edu
Phone: 893-4620

UCSB MultiCultural Center Theater
UCen Road, University Center Room 1504
Santa Barbara

Health

THE JUICY LIFE
April 25 (7 to 8 p.m.)

is a free info session on a juice detox on April 25 from

Nicole Donati
nicole@treetopyoga.net
Phone: 266-6391
http://treetopyoga.net

Treetop Yoga
2771 Santa Maria Way, Ste. C
Santa Maria 93455

Cost: Free

Special Events

ART AND CRAFTS FAIR
April 26 (Call for times)

featuring live music and barbecue is April 26.

Laura Perez
lperez@riverbench.com
Phone: 937-8340

Riverbench Winery
6020 Foxen Canyon Road
Santa Maria 93454

Cost: $10

CENTRAL COAST HELPING HANDS
April 26 (8 a.m. to noon)

is a special event convening April 26 from

Ranae Brooks
ranaebrooks@yahoo.com
Phone: 714-2901
http://CentralCoastHelpingHands.org

St. Joseph High School
4120 S. Bradley Road
Orcutt 93455

Cost: Free

LAUNCH PARTY
April 26 (1 to 4 p.m.)

for R. Lawson Gamble's new book "Mestaclocan" is April 26 from

Zaca Mesa Winery and Vineyards
6905 Foxen Canyon Road
Los Olivos , CA

SAVE THE LOMPOC THEATRE
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SAVE THE LOMPOC THEATRE
April 26 (5 to 8 p.m.)

is a fundraising party including a silent auction on April 26 from

Lompoc Theatre Project
info@lompoctheatre.org
Phone: 380-6777
http://lompoctheatre.org

D'vine Wine Bar and Bistro
107 W. Ocean Ave.
Lompoc 93436

Cost: $25

TEXAS HOLD'EM POKER TOURNAMENT FUNDRAISER
April 26 (4 p.m.)

is for Charlotte Hight, who is going to Europe this summer with the People to People Youth Ambassador Program, but needs funding. The event is April 26 starting at

Kathy Hight
KathyH10@aol.com
Phone: 448-3406
http://peopletopeople.com

Pantry on Park
726 S. Broadway
Santa Maria 93454

Cost: $50

THE CITY OF SANTA MARIA
April 26 (10 a.m. to noon)

annd the Santa Maria Valley Discovery Museum celebrate Arbor Day on April 26 from

treyburn@cityofsantamaria.org
Phone: 925-0951, Ext. 269
http://cityofsantamaria.org

Santa Maria Valley Discovery Museum
705 S. McClelland
Santa Maria

THE LOMPOC YOUTH THEATER
April 26 (4 to 7 p.m.)

and Transcendence Wines present a benefit wine tasting, food, raffle, and live music event titled "Welcome to the '60's" on April 26 from

lompocyouththeater@yahoo.com
http://lompocyouththeater.org

Transcendence Winery
313 North F St.
Lompoc

Cost: $40

CASINO NIGHTS
Worth The Drive
April 26 (6 p.m.)

is a fundraiser event on April 26 at

Arleen Lewis
arleenlewis061@verizon.net
Phone: 736-8535
http://ncrccpcevents.info

La Purisima Church Hall
I Street and Olive Street
Lompoc 93436

Cost: $25

EARTH DAY AT THE EXPLORATION STATION
Matteo Ragusci playing at the Exploration Station
EARTH DAY AT THE EXPLORATION STATION
Worth The Drive
April 26 (1 to 4 p.m.)

will features activities for families on April 26 from

Tosha R Punches
youth@explorationstation.org
Phone: 473-1421
http://explorationstation.org

Exploration Station
867 Ramona Ave.
Grover Beach 93483

Cost: $2 for kids, $3 for adults, $2 extra to create your own recycled tote

UCSB MULTICULTURAL CENTER
Worth The Drive
April 26 (1 p.m.)

presents a children's event titled "Middle Eastern Drumming and Dance with Sue Rudnicki" on April 26 at

UCSB MultiCultural Center
aracely.rodriguez@sa.ucsb.edu
Phone: 893-8411

UCSB MultiCultural Center
UCen Road, University Center Room 1504
Santa Barbara

Concerts

THE STANDING SUN CONCERT SERIES
April 26 (7 to 10 p.m.)

features The Howlin Brothers live on April 26 from

Candia Flynn
candia@standingsunwines.com
Phone: 693-9413
http://standingsunwines.com/LIVE-in-the-Winery-Ticket-Sale-42614_p_364.html

Standing Sun Wines
92 Second St.
Buellton 93427

Cost: $10 to $15

UC SANTA BARBARA
Worth The Drive
April 26 (7 p.m.)

presents the Primavera music festival featuring "Des Gestes Touchants" on April 24 from 6 to 7 p.m. in the Matt Wright Music Bowl, free. "Made in California - Now Hear Ensemble" is April 24 at 8 p.m. in the Old Little Theater, free. "Electronic Counterpoint" featuring Lucia Mense is April 25 at 8 p.m. in the Karl Geiringer Hall, free. "Loxodroming III, with Ignition Duo" is April 26 at

UC Santa Barbara
Santa Barbara

Cost: Free

Kids and Family

THE CITY OF SANTA MARIA
April 26 (5 to 8 p.m.)

presents its "Girls' Night Out" event featuring snacks, spa treatments, crafts, a 'chick flick' movie marathon, and door prizes each month including April 26 from

City of Santa Maria
dsmitherman@ci.santa-maria.ca.us
Phone: 925-0951, Ext. 252
http://cityofsantamaria.org

Abel Maldonado Youth Center
600 S. McClelland St.
Santa Maria

Cost: Free

Recreation

THE GUADALUPE-NIPOMO DUNES CENTER
April 26 (9 a.m. to noon)

holds a hike to find a local orchid on April 26 from

admin@dunescenter.org
Phone: 343-2455

Starbucks
W. Branch St.
Arroyo Grande

WALK A MILE IN HER SHOES
Worth The Drive
April 26 (11 a.m. to 2 p.m.)

will feature a walk, live music, and awareness fair on April 26 from

Phone: 226-5400
http://walkamileslo.org

Mission Plaza
SLO

Health

WALK TO CURE ARTHRITIS
WALK TO CURE ARTHRITIS
Worth The Drive
April 26 (8 a.m.)

will raise funds and awareness for arthritis on April 26 at

Asher Garfinkel
agarfinkel@arthritis.org
Phone: 563-4685
http://arthritis.org/california

Santa Barbara City College
721 Cliff Drive
Santa Barbara 93105

Cost: Registration is free

Special Events

EARTH DAY MUSIC FESTIVAL
EARTH DAY MUSIC FESTIVAL
April 27 (11 a.m. to 3 p.m. )

will include a "Green Car Show," kids' activities, eco marketplace, green energy hub, food, beer and wine garden, and live music on April 27 from

San Luis Obispo Botanical Garden
education@slobg.org

San Luis Obispo Botanical Garden
3450 Dairy Creek Road
San Luis Obispo 93405

2014 EARTH DAY FAIR AND MUSIC FESTIVAL
Worth The Drive
April 27 (10 a.m. to 5 p.m.)

is titled "One Water, One Air, One Earth" and will take place April 27 from

sloearthday@gmail.com
Phone: 544-8529
http://earthdayslo.org

El Chorro Regional Park
SLO , CA

Concerts

STANDING SUN CONCERT SERIES
Anthony Smith
STANDING SUN CONCERT SERIES
Worth The Drive
April 27 (7 to 10 p.m.)

presents Anthony Smith performing live on April 27 from

Candia Flynn
candia@standingsunwines.com
Phone: 693-9413
http://standingsunwines.com/LIVE-in-the-Winery-Ticket-Sale-42714_p_365.html

Standing Sun Wines
92 Second St.
Buellton 93427

Cost: $15 to $20

Learning

UCSB ARTS AND LECTURES
Worth The Drive
April 27 (3 p.m.)

presents a lecture with Robert Ballard titled New Adventures in Deep Sea Exploration on April 27 at

karna.hughes@sa.ucsb.edu
Phone: 893-3535
http://artsandlectures.ucsb.edu

UCSB Campbell Hall
Santa Barbara

Cost: 25, $15 for students

Health

HEALING YOGA AND MEDITATION
April 27 (3 p.m.)

teaches how to heal with movement on April 27 at

vicki forman
vicki@yogaformankind.com
Phone: 680-6542
http://yogaformankind.com

Yoga for Mankind
130 North Broadway
Orcutt 93455

Cost: $30

Concerts

THE LOMPOC POPS ORCHESTRA
Worth The Drive
April 28 (7:30 p.m. )

presents "Love Is In The Air" on April 28 at

Connie Barlow
ConnieatthePops@aol.com
Phone: 757-0721

First United Methodist Church
925 N. F St.
Lompoc 93436

Cost: $15 adults, $5 students, free for 12 and under