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July 18 - July 25

Concerts

CONCERTS IN THE PARK
(1 to 3 p.m.)

is a free concert series featuring live music through Sept. including a live concert by The Bomb on Aug. 31 from

City of Santa Maria Parks and Recreation Department
dsmitherman@cityofsantamaria.org
Phone: 925-0951, Ext. 260
http://cityofsantamaria.org

Priesker Park
Santa Maria

Cost: Free

THE VILLAGE SUMMER CONCERT SERIES
Worth The Drive
(1 p.m.)

presents a concert every other Sunday including the SLO Blues Society's concert by the Lenny Blues Band on Sept. 7 and Giles Apap on Sept. 21. Concerts are at

Curtis Reinhardt
Phone: 473-2250
http://arroyograndevillage.org

Heritage Square Park
Arroyo Grande

Stage

THE GREAT AMERICAN MELODRAMA
Worth The Drive
(6 p.m.)

presents its repertory productions of Song of the Canyon Kid and The Shaughraun showing through Sept. 21. Showtimes are Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays at 7 p.m., Saturdays at 3 and 7 p.m., and Sundays at

Great American Melodrama Box Office
info@americanmelodrama.com
Phone: 489-2499

Great American Melodrama
Highway 1
Oceano

Kids and Family

THE SANTA MARIA VALLEY DISCOVERY MUSEUM
(10 a.m. to 5 p.m.)

offers "Tuesdays Tales" story time events on Tuesdays, "Preschool Patrol" is on Wednesdays, "Homework Club" is Thursdays, and "Science Saturday" happens Saturdays, all from

programs@smdiscoverymuseum.org
Phone: 928-8414
http://smdiscoverymuseum.org

Santa Maria Valley Discovery Museum
705 S. McClelland
Santa Maria

MOVIES IN THE PARK
(Sundown)

is presented by the Santa Maria Recreation and Parks Department and PLAY Inc. with a screening of The Muppets on Sept. 20 and Hotel Transylvania on Oct. 25.

dsmitherman@cityofsantamaria.org
Phone: 925-0951, Ext. 263
http://cityofsantamaria.org

Pioneer Park
Santa Maria

Cost: Free

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

WEEKLY ROONEY'S RUN
WEEKLY ROONEY'S RUN
Ongoing
(5 to 7 p.m.)

includes discounts for runners and walkers on Tuesdays from

rooneysrun@gmail.com
http://facebook.com/RooneysRun

Rooney's Irish Pub
Orcutt

Cost: Free

Art

THE FRAME GALLERY
(10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.)

features the art of Betsy Jones. Also showing are works by Larry Delinger, Barbara Alloway, Larry Kappen, and Rob Fellows. The gallery is open Tuesdays through Saturdays from

photoworks@verizon.net
Phone: 287-9402

The Frame Gallery
1157 East Clark Ave.
Orcutt

THE C GALLERY
(Call for times)

presents the exhibit "Reductions/Formations" showcasing the work of Joseph Knowles and Darlyn Susan Yee through Sept.

connie@thecgallery.com
Phone: 344-3807
http://thecgallery.com

The C Gallery
466 Bell St.
Los Alamos

THE ARTISTS GUILD OF SANTA YNEZ VALLEY
(Call for times)

presents the art of Marilyn Benson showing in the exhibit "Images from Coast to Coast" Sept. 4 through Nov. 3.

rrgomez@hwy246.net
Phone: 688-7338

Los Olivos Cafe
2870 Grand Avenue
Los Olivos

THE GUADALUPE-NIPOMO DUNES CENTER
(Call for times)

presents "The Dunes Are Alive! Art Gallery Opening" featuring the photography of Donald Quintana showing through Sept. 8.

info@dunescenter.org
Phone: 343-2455

The Dunes Center
1055 Guadalupe St.
Guadalupe

DANA ADOBE NIPOMO AMIGOS
(1 to 4 p.m.)

shows the art of Carolyn Leach, Daniel Kuras, Karen Floyd, and Aaron Regez through Sept. 28. The Dana Adobe is open Saturdays and Sundays from

Dana Adobe Nipomo Amigos
dana@danaadobe.org
Phone: 929-5679
http://danaadobe.org

Dana Adobe Nipomo Amigos
671 S. Oakglen Ave.
Nipomo

THE ARTIST GUILD OF SANTA YNEZ VALLEY
(Call for times)

present "Ranch Life on the Central Coast" by Lauren McFarland showing through Aug. 31.

http://thegoodlifecellar.com

The Good Life Craft Beer and Wine Cellar
1672 Mission Drive
Solvang

THE WILDLING MUSEUM
(Call for times)

includes several shows including "Painting the Wilderness: John Fery and Contemporaries" showing through Sept. 15. "Preserving Santa Barbara's Wild Lands" shows through Sept. 15. "Celebrating 50 Years of Wilderness" shows through Dec. "Selections by D.L. Engle" shows through Nov. 3. "Visions of the Night Sky: Artwork by Santa Ynez Valley Third Graders" shows through Sept. 22. The work of local artist Carol Wood Jacksen shows in the Museum Store through Aug. 25.

jessica@wildlingmuseum.org
http://wildlingmuseum.org

The Wildling Museum
1511-B Mission Drive
Solvang

Cost: $5 for adults, $3 for children

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

THE SANTA BARBARA MUSEUM OF ART
Worth The Drive
(Call for times)

presents the exhibit  "Left Coast: Recent Acquisitions of Contemporary Art" through Sept. 7. "Daumier's Salon: A Human Comedy" shows through Oct. 5.

Katrina Carl
kcarl@sbma.net
Phone: 963-4364
http://sbma.net

Santa Barbara Museum of Art
1130 State St.
Santa Barbara

Cost: Admission is $9, $6 for seniors and students

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

Special Events

THE BENT AXLES CAR SHOW
July 18 (9 a.m. to 4 p.m.)

is the 34th annual Car Show and barbecue by the Santa Maria Bent Axles on July 18, 19, and 20 from

Phone: 937-3287
http://bentaxles.net

Broadway
Old Orcutt

Special Events

BOOK SIGNING
BOOK SIGNING
Worth The Drive
July 19 (1 to 3 p.m.)

with Author Karen Kain, an advocate for special needs parents and kids on July 19 from

http://karenkain.com

Barnes and Noble
160 S Westlake Blvd.
Westlake Village 91362

Cost: Free

PUGARITAVILLE
PUGARITAVILLE
Worth The Drive
July 19 (1 to 4 p.m.)

is a fundraiser event happening on July 19 from

Deborah
pugaritaville.eventbrite.com
Phone: 978-5888
http://centralcoastpugrescue.com

Pugaritaville Fundraiser
1809 Mira Vista Ave.
Santa Barbara 93109

Cost: $50

Kids and Family

23RD ANNUAL ANTIQUE TRUCK SHOW
Worth The Drive
July 19 (9 a.m. to 5 p.m.)

will include big and small trucks, shiny and rusty trucks, and more on July 19 from

Larry Hoenig
larry.hoenig@gmail.com
Phone: 904-6092
http://central-coast-aths.org

Trinity
6565 Edna Valley Road
SLO 93420

Cost: Free

Recreation

THE WINDMILL CENTURY
Great Weather, Great Scenery, Great Ride!
THE WINDMILL CENTURY
July 19 (6:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.)

 is a 25, 62, or 100 mile bike ride which is open to the public on July 19 from

Tailwinds Bicycle Club of Santa Maria
tailwinds@tailwindsofsantamaria.org
Phone: 937-4097

Pioneer Park
Santa Maria

Cost: $60 to $75

ECO SLO
Worth The Drive
July 19 (9 a.m. to noon)

presents "SLO Steward Work Days" featuring a work day at the Reservoir Canyon Trialhead on July 19 from

Phone: 544-1777
http://ecoslo.org

SLO

ECO SLO
Worth The Drive
July 19 (9 a.m. to noon)

offers a "SLO County Work Day" at Ocean Memorial Park and Campground on July 19 from

programs@ecoslo.org
Phone: 544-1777
http://ecoslo.org

Lopez Lake
Arroyo Grande

KIDS FISHING WORKSHOP
Kids Fishing Workshop
KIDS FISHING WORKSHOP
Worth The Drive
July 19 (8:45 a.m.)

is a free event that teaches kids basic fishing skills on July 19 at

Julie McDonald
julie@clnaturecenter.org
Phone: 693-0691

Neal Taylor Nature Center
2265 Highway 154
Cachuma Lake 93105

Cost: $10 park admission

Special Events

CHRISTMAS IN JULY CRAFT FAIR
July 20 (9 a.m. to 3 p.m.)

includes artisans of all kinds sharing their wares on July 20 from

santamariacraftfairs@yahoo.com
Phone: 922-1538

Santa Maria Elks Lodge
1803 N. Bradley Road
Santa Maria

Cost: $40

CHRISTMAS IN JULY
Christmas in July Craft Fair Sunday July 20
CHRISTMAS IN JULY
Worth The Drive
July 20 (9 a.m.)

is a craft fair event happening July 20 at

Diane
santamariacraftfairs@yahoo.com
Phone: 922-1538

Santa Maria Elks
1309 N. Bradley Road
Santa Maria 93455

Cost: Free

SANTA BARBARA COUNTY FRACK FREE MUSIC FESTIVAL
SANTA BARBARA COUNTY FRACK FREE MUSIC FESTIVAL
Worth The Drive
July 20 (noon to 8 p.m.)

happens on July 20 from

Grace Feldmann
morgainele@gmail.com
Phone: 705-7530

Paradise Store and Grill
1 Paradise Road
Santa Barbara 93105

Cost: $20

Concerts

CONCERT IN THE GARDEN
July 20 (noon to 2 p.m.)

includes music, a silent auction, and wine on July 20 from

Chris Garey
chris@peacefulpoint.com
Phone: 489-7359
http://unity5cities.com

The Victorian
789 Valley Road
Arroyo Grande 93420

Cost: $10, kids under 12 free

Kids and Family

THE GUADALUPE POICE DEPARTMENT
July 20 (11 a.m. to 3 p.m.)

hosts it's "3rd Annual Kids Day In The Park," featuring police vehicles, games, a bounce-house, information booths, arts and crafts, face painting, a water dunk tank, CPR training, live music, and more on July 20 from

Officer Ruben Ramirez
rramirez@ci.guadalupe.ca.us
Phone: 343-2112

Jack O' Connell Park
5200 West Main St.
Guadalupe 93434

Cost: Free

Learning

YOGA 101 WORKSHOP
Yoga 101 Workshop
YOGA 101 WORKSHOP
July 20 (2 p.m.)

teaches basic yoga poses for health on July 20 at

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

Yoga for Mankind Studio
130 North Broadway, Suite B
Orcutt 93455

Cost: $30

YOGA 101 WORKSHOP
Yoga 101 Workshop
YOGA 101 WORKSHOP
July 20 (2 p.m.)

teaches basic yoga on July 20 at

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

Yoga for Mankind Studio
130 North Broadway, Suite B
Orcutt 93455

Cost: $30

Special Events

THE SANTA MARIA GREEN BUSINESS ENERGY EFFICIENCY FORUM
July 23 (9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.)

is the fourth annual event happening July 23 from

edc@santamaria.com
Phone: 925-2403, Ext. 817

Santa Maria Elks Lodge
1309 North Bradley Road
Santa Maria

Cost: Free

Concerts

FESTIVAL MOZAIC
Worth The Drive
July 23 (8 p.m.)

presents a concert and live audio simulcast featuring works by Mozart on July 23 at

bettina@festivalmozaic.com
Phone: 781-3009
http://festivalmozaic.com

Mission Plaza
SLO , CA

Art

"AN EVENING WITH ALLOWAY"
July 23 (5 p.m.)

is a special event with artist Barbara Alloway on July 23 at

photoworks@verizon.net
Phone: 287-9402

The Frame Gallery
1157 East Clark Ave.
Orcutt

Clubs and Meetings

SOLVANG CHAMBER OF COMMERCE
Solvang Chamber of Commerce Logo
SOLVANG CHAMBER OF COMMERCE
July 23 (5 p.m.)

holds the Solvang Chamber Member BBQ on July 23 at

Sue Moualim
solvangchamber@solvangcc.com
Phone: 688-0701
http://solvangcc.com

Frederik's Court
465 Alisal Road
Solvang 93463

Cost: Free to Solvang Chamber members

Nightlife

WINE DOWN FRIDAYS
Wine Down Fridays!
WINE DOWN FRIDAYS
July 25 (6 to 9 p.m.)

includes live music, a food truck, and wine on July 25 from

Danielle Dally
danielle@cottonwoodcanyon.com
Phone: 937-8463
http://cottonwoodcanyon.com

Cottonwood Canyon Vineyard and Winery
3940 Dominion Road
Santa Maria 93454

Cost: Free admission

Learning

"JUICING 101: FREE LECTURE"
Juicy Life Cleanse
"JUICING 101: FREE LECTURE"
July 25 (7 p.m.)

teaches how to juice cleanse for health on July 25 at

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

Yoga for Mankind Studio
130 North Broadway, Suite B
Orcutt 93455

Cost: Free