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Santa Maria Sun / Calendar Events

May 1 - May 8

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

THE BETTERAVIA GALLERY NORTH AND SOUTH
(9 a.m. to 5 p.m.)

presents the exhibit "A Mindful Vision: The Legacy of Nat Fast" showing through Aug. 14. The gallery is open Monday through Friday from

ferri@co.santa-barbara.ca.us
Phone: 568-3994
http://co.santa-barbara.ca.us

Joseph Centeno Betteravia Government Center
511 E. Lakeside
Santa Maria

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

Farmers Markets

SAN LUIS OBISPO
(8 to 10:30 a.m.)

features the "Thursday night SLO County Farmers' Market" featuring produce, food, nonprofits, political groups, kids activities, and live entertainment on Thursdays from 6:10 to 9 p.m., downtown SLO. A morning farmers' market featuring fresh produce is Saturday from

http://slocountyfarmers.org

Gottschalk's Parking Lot
SLO

ARROYO GRANDE
(noon to 2:30 p.m.)

includes a farmers market on Wednesdays from 8:30 to 11 a.m. at the Spencer's parking lot at 1464 E. Grand Ave., Arroyo Grande. Another farmers market is Saturdays from

Phone: 544-9570
http://slocoutyfarmers.org

City Hall Parking Lot
215 Branch St.
Arroyo Grande

NIPOMO
(11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.)

features a certified farmers market on Sundays from

Phone: 929-3081
http://nipomofarmersmarket.com

Via Concha Road and Trilogy Parkway
Nipomo

PISMO BEACH
(3 to 7 p.m.)

holds a farmers market on the promenade Wednesdays from

info@pismochamber.com
Phone: 773-4382

Pismo Beach Promenade
Pismo Beach

SANTA MARIA
(12:30 to 4:30 p.m.)

features a farmers market on Wednesdays from

Phone: 305-9829

Town Center West parking lot
Broadway and Main Street
Santa Maria

SANTA MARIA SWAP MEET
(Call for times)

meets Friday mornings.

Phone: 861-6202

Santa Maria Fairpark
937 S.Thornburg St.
Santa Maria

Clubs and Meetings

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

offers a free diabetes support group on Aug. 25, 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

Special Events

2014 TECHNOLOGY EXPO
May 1 (3 to 7 p.m.)

by Quintron and CIO Solutions will include several technology companies sharing their wares on May 1 from

Phone: 361-8313

Radisson Hotel
3455 Skyway Drive
Santa Maria

Spiritual

SANTA MARIA VALLEY NATIONAL DAY OF PRAYER
May 1 (11 a.m.)

invites all to help pray for the community on May 1 at

Cecile Prevost
smvndp@aol.com
Phone: 928-5779

Santa Maria Fairpark
Park Plaza Building
Santa Maria 93458

Cost: Free

Special Events

CELEBRATE RECOVERY
May 2 (6:15 p.m.)

is the 10th anniversary event starting May 2 with the barbecue starting at

Phone: 714-2146

Pacific Christian Center
3435 Santa Maria Way
Santa Maria , CA

Cost: $4 donation for food

Concerts

SANTA MARIA HIGH SCHOOL BANDS
May 2 (6:30 p.m.)

presents a "Tamale Dinner, Silent Auction, and Spring Concert" on May 2 with the dinner starting at 5 p.m. and the concert at

uvaldivia@santamariahighschool.org
Phone: 925-2567, Ext. 3321

Santa Maria High School's Ethel Pope Auditorium
901 S. Broadway
Santa Maria

Cost: $5

THE FROG AND PEACH PUB
Worth The Drive
May 2 (10 p.m.)

presents IrieFuse performing live on May 2 at

Phone: 595-3764
http://frogandpeachpub.com

Frog and Peach
728 Higuera Street
SLO

Health

HEALTH MART HEALTHY LIVING TOUR
Free Health Screenings at JDX Pharmacy
HEALTH MART HEALTHY LIVING TOUR
Worth The Drive
May 2 (3 to 6 p.m.)

will include free health screenings on May 2 from

Chhitu Patel
jdxpharmacy@yahoo.com
Phone: 922-1747
http://hmhlt.com

JDX Pharmacy
1504 S. Broadway
Santa Maria 93454

Cost: Free

Special Events

PLANTEL NURSERIES
May 3 (9 a.m. to 3 p.m.)

holds an open house event on May 3 from

Plantel Nursery
2890 Telephone Road
Santa Maria , CA

THE BUELLTON BREW FEST
May 3 (noon to 4 p.m.)

kicks off the Santa Ynez Valley's Craft Beer Week featuring lunch, live music, and unlimited tastings May 3 from

Phone: 996-0652
http://buelltonbrewfest.com

River View Park
151 Sycamore Drive
Buellton

THE SANTA MARIA COIN CLUB
May 3 (9 a.m. to 3 p.m.)

presents the Santa Maria Coin and Collectibles Show May 3 from

Phone: 937-1250

Elwin Mussell Senior Center
510 East Park Ave.
Santa Maria

WILD HORSES AND WILD FLOWERS
May 3 (6:30 to 7 p.m.)

is an "Opening Day Event" and fundraiser at Return to Freedom Wild Horse Sanctuary near Lompoc featuring food, wine, raffles, and live music on May 3 from

Patty Blazer
ecents@returntofreedom.org
Phone: 737-9246

Return to Freedom
Jalama Road
Lompoc 93436

Cost: $65, $15 for kids under 16

THE SANTA BARBARA MUSEUM OF ART
Worth The Drive
May 3 (noon to 5 p.m.)

presents the "Pearls of Whimsy" Trunk Show on May 3 from

info@sbma.net
Phone: 963-4364
http://sbma.net

Santa Barbara Museum of Art
1130 State St.
Santa Barbara 93101

Concerts

CLASSICS IN THE COHAN
CLASSICS IN THE COHAN
May 3 (8 to 10 p.m.)

by the SLO Symphony is May 3 from

Lisa Nauful
lisa@slosymphony.com
Phone: 543-3533
http://slosymphony.com

Performing Arts Center
1 Grand Ave.
SLO 93405

Cost: $20 to $75

CAFE MUSIQUE CD RELEASE PARTY
Worth The Drive
May 3 (2 p.m.)

celebrates the release of Cafe Musique's new album on May 3 at

Steynberg Gallery
Phone: 547-0278

Steynberg Gallery
1531 Monterey St.
SLO 93401

Cost: $25

UCSB ARTS AND LECTURES
Worth The Drive
May 3 (5 p.m.)

presents the first "Americana Music Jam" featuring performances by Run Boy Run, The Haden Triplets, and Jackie Greene on May 3 starting at

Phone: 893-3535
http://artsandlectures.ucsb.edu

SOhO
1221 State Street
Santa Barbara

Stage

ANJELAH JOHNSON
Worth The Drive
May 3 (7 p.m.)

performs live on May 3 at

Granada Box Office
Phone: 898-9386
http://thesymphony.org

The Granada Theatre
1214 State St.
Santa Barbara

Cost: $40, $35 in advance

Kids and Family

THE SANTA MARIA RECREATION AND PARKS DEPARTMENT
May 3 (noon to 2 p.m.)

hosts a volunteer program orientation on May 3 from

rnarez@ci.santa-maria.ca.us
Phone: 925-0951, Ext. 414
http://ci.santa-maria.ca.us

Abel Maldonado Youth Center
South McClelland
Santa Maria

Recreation

SPLASH AND DASH
May 3 (8 a.m. to 2 p.m.)

is a safe and fun community event on May 3 from

Schylar Barrios
schylarbarrios@yahoo.com

Allan Hancock College Santa Maria Campus
800 S. College Drive
Santa Maria 93454

Cost: $25, free for Allan Hancock College students

THE CITY OF SANTA MARIA RECREATION AND PARKS DEPARTMENT
May 3 (10 a.m.)

offers a "Cinco De Mayo Walk" community walk event on May 3 at

dsmitherman@ci.santa-maria.ca.us
Phone: 925-0951, Ext. 260

Grogan Park Community Center
1155 West Rancho Verde
Santa Maria

Cost: Free

Special Events

FLAVOR OF SLO
A benefit for United Way
FLAVOR OF SLO
May 4 (1 to 4 p.m.)

is a food, wine, and beer tasting event on May 4 from

Rachel Cementia
flavorofslo@gmail.com
Phone: 541-1234
http://flavorofslo.com

Jack House and Gardens
536 Marsh St.
SLO 93401

Cost: $30 to $55

SANTA MARIA RECREATION AND PARKS DEPARTMENT
May 4 (1:30 to 4 p.m.)

invites seniors age 50 and up to a Senior Prom event with dancing, prizes, and refreshments on May 4 from

Phone: 925-0951, Ext. 207
http://cityofsantamaria.org

Elwin Mussell Center
510 E. Park Ave.
Santa Maria

Cost: Free

ZUMBA MARATHON
ZUMBA MARATHON
May 4 (1 to 3 p.m.)

to raise money and awareness for Domestic Violence Solutions for Santa Barbara County is May 4 from

Jesse Marquez, Zumba Instructor
jesseandhiszsquad@outlook.com
Phone: 714-4242

Upper level in the Santa Maria Town Center Mall
Santa Maria 93454

THE JEWISH FEDERATION OF GREATER SANTA BARBARA
Worth The Drive
May 4 (11 a.m. to 4 p.m.)

presents the 2014 Santa Barbara Jewish Festival featuring singing, dancing, vendors, and activities on May 4 from

info@sbjf.org
Phone: 957-1115
http://sbjf.org

Oak Park
Santa Barbara

Concerts

ALLAN HANCOCK COLLEGE
May 4 (7:30 p.m.)

presents a faculty recital featuring Ann Lucas, David Passage, and James Riccardo performing works by Brahms on May 4 at

Phone: 922-6966, Ext. 3252
http://hancockcollege.edu

Severson Theatre, Allan Hancock College
800 S. College
Santa Maria

Cost: $10

ALLAN HANCOCK COLLEGE JAZZ BAND
May 4 (7 p.m.)

directed by Chuck Osborne presents a spring concert on May 4 at

unitychapeloflight@verizon.net
Phone: 937-3025

Unity Chapel of Light
1165 Stubblefield Road
Orcutt

THE SANTA MARIA PHILHARMONIC
May 4 (3 p.m.)

presents its "Rendezvous House Concert Series" featuring The Burnished Brass Quartet on May 4 at

Phone: 925-0412
http://santamariaphilharmonic.org

Private home
Nipomo

Cost: $40, $15 for students, reservations required

COMMUNITY ARTS MUSIC ASSOCIATION OF SANTA BARBARA, INC.
Worth The Drive
May 4 (4 p.m.)

presents the Los Angeles Philharmonic featuring guest pianist Emanuel Ax on May 4 at

info@camasb.org
Phone: 899-2222
http://camasb.org

The Granada Theatre
1214 State St.
Santa Barbara

Cost: $38, $53, $73, $93, or $103

THE LAND CONSERVANCY
Worth The Drive
May 4 (11 a.m. to 4 p.m.)

of SLO County holds a "Pismo Preserve Rally and Benefit Concert" on May 4 from

Phone: 544-9096

Dinosaur Caves Park
Cliff Avenue and Shell Beach Drive
Shell Beach 93449

Cost: Free

Recreation

THE RUN FOR RICKY
May 4 (8 a.m.)

is a special tribute and fundraiser for the Santos-Lomeli family is May 4 with registration at

Phone: 895-1712
http://active.com

Santa Ynez Valley Union High School
2975 East Highway 246
Santa Ynez , CA

Clubs and Meetings

A MONTHLY BOOK GROUP
May 4 (Email for times)

welcomes open-minded, inquisitive people on the first Sunday of the month.

Charles
blueearth4u@gmail.com

Santa Maria

Cost: Free

Learning

THE ASSOCIATION FOR WOMEN IN COMMUNICATION
Worth The Drive
May 5 (5:30 to 7:30 p.m.)

presents "Deepening Intra-Cultural Connections: From Multi-Cultural to Trans-Cultural" with Rachel S. Thurston on May 5 from

Antioch University
602 Anacapa St.
Santa Barbara

Cost: $20

Special Events

SANTA BARBARA MUSEUM OF ART
Worth The Drive
May 6 (3 to 5 p.m.)

presents a "Docent Recruitment Reception" on May 6 from

Santa Barbara Museum of Art
kcarl@sbma.net
Phone: 884-6430
http://sbma.net

Santa Barbara Museum of Art
1130 State St.
Santa Barbara

Stage

UCSB ARTS AND LECTURES
Worth The Drive
May 6 (8 p.m.)

presents "An Evening with Ann Patchett" on May 6 at

artsandlectures.ucsb.edu
Phone: 893-3535
http://artsandlectures.ucsb.edu

UCSB Campbell Hall
Santa Barbara

Cost: $20, free for UCSB students

Concerts

WILL HOGE
Worth The Drive
May 7 (7:30 p.m.)

performs live on May 7 at

Phone: 543-1843
http://willhoge.com

SLO Downtown Brewing Company
1119 Garden St.
SLO

Cost: $17

Stage

THE CAL POLY MULTICULTURAL CENTER
Worth The Drive
May 7 (7:30 p.m.)

presents "Another Type of Groove" celebrating Asian Pacific Islander Month on May 7 at

mcc@calpoly.edu
Phone: 756-1405
http://calpoly.edu

Cal Poly, Chumash Auditoreum
SLO

Health

THE SANTA MARIA RECREATION AND PARKS DEPARTMENT
Worth The Drive
May 7 (10 a.m. to 2 p.m.)

holds a "Free Stroke Prevention" class on May 7 at

dsmitherman@ci.santa-maria.ca.us
Phone: 925-0951, Ext. 260
http://cityofsantamaria.org

Elwin Mussell Senior Center
510 E. Park
Santa Maria

Special Events

THE CITY OF SANTA MARIA
May 8 (6 p.m.)

holds a Town Hall Meeting addressing "Southwest Neighborhood Issues" on May 8 at

Phone: 925-0951, Ext. 372

Church of Life
3130 Skyway Drive
Santa Maria , CA

Concerts

THE CHUMASH CASINO RESORT
May 8 (8 p.m.)

presents Mariachi Vargas de Tecalitlan on May 8 at

Chumash Casino Resort
Phone: 1-800-CHUMASH
http://chumashcasino.com

Chumash Casino Resort
3400 East Highway 246
Santa Ynez

Cost: 25, $35, and $45

Stage

UCSB ARTS AND LECTURES
Worth The Drive
May 8 (8 p.m.)

presents Sandra Tsing Loh and her performance "The Madwoman in the Volvo: My Year of Raging Hormones" on May 8 at

Phone: 893-3535
http://artsandlectures.ucsb.edu

UCSB Campbell Hall
Santa Barbara

Cost: $15, $8 for UCSB students

Learning

UCSB ECONOMIC FORECAST PROJECT
Worth The Drive
May 8 (8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.)

presents its 33rd annual Santa Barbara County Economic Summit on May 8 from

george.foulsham@ia.ucsb.edu
Phone: 893-3071
http://ia.ucsb.edu

Granada Theatre
Santa Barbara

Cost: $200, $25 for students

UCSB ECONOMIC FORECAST PROJECT
Worth The Drive
May 8 (7:30 a.m.)

presents the 2014 Economic Summit in Santa Maria on May 9 starting at

george.foulsham@ia.ucsb.edu
Phone: 893-5148
http://artsandlectures.s.ucsb.edu

Radisson Hotel
3455 Skyway Drive
Santa Maria

Cost: $50