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September 27

Special Events

AWFUL AWESOME FILM SOCIETY
(7 p.m.)

holds free cult film screenings every Tuesday at

uncouthindustries@yahoo.com
Phone: 737-3730
http://facebook.com/groups/awfulawesomefilmsociety/

Southside Coffee Co.
105 S. H St.
Lompoc 93436

Cost: Free

ACTIVE AGING WEEK
(vary)

features various free activities for adults over 50 from through Sept. 27. Times

Chrissy Curry
ccurry@cityofsantamaria.org
Phone: 925-0951, Ext. 260
http://cityofsantamaria.org

Cost: Free

POLITICAL FORUM SUNDAY SERIES AT WESTGATE
(2 to 5 p.m.)

is a chance for locals to ask questions of City staff and politicians about upcoming election topics with Heidi Harmon on Sept. 28, Stop Oil Development Area 9 on Oct. 5, Santa Maria Community Development Director Larry Appel on Oct. 12, and the Healthy Air and Water Initiative on Oct. 19. Each forum runs from

directorsoda9@gmail.com
Phone: 757-3602
http://www.cityofsantamaria.org/40560.shtml

WestGate Park Community Room
1300 Marsala Ave.
Santa Maria

68TH ANNUAL LOS ALAMOS OLD DAYS CELEBRATION
Experience the Old West in During Los Alamos Old Days!
68TH ANNUAL LOS ALAMOS OLD DAYS CELEBRATION
(Call for times)

invites the community to come and experience the "Old West" on Sept. 26 through 28.

Laura Kath
laura@mariahmarketing.com
Phone: 344-1717
http://LosAlamosValley.org

Los Alamos townsite
497 Bell Street
Los Alamos 93440

Cost: Free

3RD ANNUAL EXOTIC CAR SHOW
September 27(11 a.m. to 3 p.m.)

will showcase cars and include activities for kids, wine tasting, music, and food on Sept. 27 from

Phone: 606-3129
http://30fss.com

Marshalia Ranch Golf Course
Lompoc , CA

CORAZON CRUZ BENEFIT SHOW
Corazon Cruz benefit show
CORAZON CRUZ BENEFIT SHOW
September 27(7 p.m.)

happens on Sept.. 27 at

joe baltazar
sportsfaninc@gmail.com
Phone: 598-1393
http://www.facebook.com/missgrinandthebareits

Rancho Nipomo
108 Cuyama Lane
Nipomo 93444

Cost: $5

NATIONAL ALPACA FARM DAYS
(11 a.m. to 3 p.m.)

is a free opportunity for the public to meet and learn about alpacas on Sept. 27 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Sept. 28 from

ranch@ranchoftheoaks.com
Phone: 451-4104
http://ranchoftheoaks.com

Ranch of the Oaks
3269 Crucero Road
Lompoc

ROADHOUSE GRILL
September 27(Call for times)

gives a portion of money made Sept. 27 to local Libby Walling who is in need of medical funds.

Phone: 937-5441
http://transplants.org

Roadhouse Grill
1423 S. Bradley Road
Santa Maria , CA

THE CENTRAL COAST LITERACY COUNCIL
September 27(10 a.m.)

presents its 22nd annual Adult Spelling Bee on Sept. 27 at

Phone: 925-0951, Ext. 836
http://centralcoastliteracy.org

Santa Maria Elks Lodge
1309 North Bradley Road
Santa Maria

THE OCAF CHALK FESTIVAL
September 27(10 a.m. to 5 p.m.)

is the Orcutt Children's Art Foundation's third annual chalk art festival on Sept. 27 from

orcuttchalkfestival@gmail.com
Phone: 938-8966
http://orcuttstreetpainting.com

South Broadway Street
Old Town Orcutt

THE ARROYO GRANDE VALLEY HARVEST FESTIVAL
Worth The Drive
(All day)

includes food, drink, arts and crafts, live music, competitions, and performances on Sept. 26 and 27.

vivian@emotionscards.com
Phone: 489-8884
http://agharvestfestival.com

Rotary Bandstand
Arroyo Grande

NATIONAL ALPACA FARM DAYS
Worth The Drive
(11 a.m. to 3 p.m.)

will include a tour of the farm on Sept. 27 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Sept. 28 from

Mette Goehring
mette@ranchoftheoaks.com
Phone: 451-4104
http://ranchoftheoaks.com

Ranch of the Oaks
3269 Crucero Road
Lompoc 93436

Cost: Free

Concerts

THE CHUMASH CASINO RESORT
(8 p.m.)

presents Trace Adkins performing Sept. 25. The Band Perry performs Oct. 2. Shows starts at

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

Chumash Casino Resort
3400 East Highway 246
Santa Ynez

STANDING SUN WINERY
September 27(2 to 10 p.m.)

presents the Harvest Blues Festival featuring live music by Grass Mountain, Jeremeah and Red Eyes, The Caverns, Girls and Boys, Greg Felden, and Roem and The Revival on Sept. 27 from

Phone: 904-8072
http://standingsunwines.com

Standing Sun Wines
92 2nd Street
Buellton

SUMMER CONCERT SERIES
September 27(noon to 3 p.m.)

wraps up with Matt Clark and Calif. Taco on Sept. 27 from

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

Riverbench Winery
6020 Foxen Canyon Road
Santa Maria 93454

Cost: $15 for a tasting

SUMMER LUV'N SANTA MARIA 2014
September 27(5 p.m.)

features a live performance by Karmin, with openers Paula DeAnda, Kali Kid, and John Henry and Rock Hard Ten on Sept. 27 starting at

http://stubwire.com

Elks Unocal Event Center
4040 Highway 101
Santa Maria 93454

Cost: $75

THE LOMPOC CONCERT ASSOCIATION
September 27(7:30 p.m.)

presents quintet Habaneros live on Sept. 27 at

Phone: 737-1809
http://lompocconert.org

First United Methodist Church
925 North F St.
Lompoc

Cost: $25, $5 for students

GEOFF BAKER
Worth The Drive
September 27(11 a.m.)

performs live acoustic music on Sept. 27 at

Phone: 773-8300
http://shellcafepismo.com

Shell Cafe
1351 Price St.
Pismo Beach

Cost: Free

THE SAN LUIS OBISPO BLUES SOCIETY
Worth The Drive
September 27(8 p.m.)

presents Grammy award winning artist Chris Thomas King performing Sept. 27 at

San Luis Obispo Blues Society
info@sloblues.org
Phone: 541-1837
http://sloblues.org

SLO Vets Hall
801 Grand Ave.
SLO

Cost: $20, $17 for members

Nightlife

CA' DEL GREVINO CAFE AND WINE BAR
(2 to 5 p.m.)

features live music in the tasting room and cafe on Wednesdays from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Music also happens on Sundays from

dcp@grevino.com
Phone: 937-6400
http://grevino.com

Ca' Del GreVino Cafe and Wine Bar
400 E. Clark, Suite A
Orcutt 93455

LUCIA'S WINE CO.
(5:30 to 8 p.m.)

offers an open mic event on Wednesdays from

Phone: 332-3080
http://lucias-wine-co.com

Lucia's Wine Co. Tasting Room
126 East Clark Ave.
Orcutt

RADISSON HOTEL
(6 to 10 p.m.)

presents live music every Friday and Saturday. The Mix performs Sept. 26 and 27. Juan Marquez performs Oct. 3 and 4, Oct. 10 and 11, and Oct. 17 and 18. Live music happens from

Phone: 928-8000

Radisson Hotel
3455 Skyway Dr.
Santa Maria

D'VINE WINE BAR AND BISTRO
(7:30 p.m.)

features regular live music, a bistro style menu, and nightly happy hour. Jerry Stickle performs Set. 25. Lynn Drury performs Sept. 27. Audition Night is Sept. 30. Dan Mally performs Oct. 1. Shows start at

Phone: 430-8356
http://facebook.com

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

Stage

PCPA THEATERFEST
(Call for times)

presents its production of 36 Views showing through Sept. 28.

PCPA Theaterfest
Phone: 922-8313
http://pcpa.org

Severson, Allan Hancock College
800 S. College
Santa Maria

Cost: $29.50 to $37.50

THE SANTA MARIA CIVIC THEATRE
(7 p.m.)

presents its production of The Dixie Swim Club on Sept. 26, 27, Oct. 3, and 4 at

jimbob49er1@aol.com
Phone: 922-4442
http://smct.org

Santa Maria Civic Theatre
1660 N. McClelland
Santa Maria

Cost: $15, $10 for students, $13 for active military

100,000 POETS FOR CHANGE
September 27(6 to 9 p.m.)

features local poets reading their work on Sept. 27 from

Luke Johnson
lukeaslight@gmail.com

Santa Maria Inn
801 South Broadway
Santa Maria 93454

Cost: Donations accepted

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

presents its productions of Scary Poppins showing Sept. 25 through Nov. 16. 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

Dance Lessons

MONDAY NIGHT LINE DANCING
MONDAY NIGHT LINE DANCING
Ongoing
(6:30 to 8:30 p.m.)

includes Beginning and Intermediate classes on the 1st, 3rd,and 4th Monday of each month from

Vanessa Robertson
vanrobertson@verizon.net
Phone: 310-1827

Luis Oasis Center
420 Soares Ave.
Orcutt 93455

Cost: $5

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

THE ORCUTT BRANCH LIBRARY
(11:15 a.m.)

will be offering a free preschool story time titled "Mouse Tales" through Oct. 28 on Tuesdays at

mhousel@ci.santa-maria.ca.us
Phone: 937-6483

Orcutt Branch Library
175 S. Broadway
Orcutt

Cost: Free

ACADEMY OF CREATIVE THEATRE
ACT students onstage in Honk! Jr.
ACADEMY OF CREATIVE THEATRE
(after school)

holds its fall 2014 theatre classes Sept. 9 through Oct. 30.

Kerry DiMaggio
act@slolittletheatre.org
Phone: 781-3889, Ext. 14
http://slolittletheatre.org

San Luis Obispo Little Theatre
888 Morro St.
SLO 93401

Cost: $175, scholarships available

WINE AND DESIGN ORCUTT
(3 to 4:30 p.m.)

presents "Art Buzz Kids," an art camp for ages 5 through 12 meeting weekly Sept. 18 through Oct. 23 from

orcutt@wineanddesignus.com
Phone: 868-1746
http://wineanddeseignus.com/orcutt

Wine and Design Orcutt
3420 Orcutt Road, Suite 105
Orcutt

Cost: $120

THE CITY OF SANTA MARIA
(8:30 a.m. to noon)

presents an "Outside in Nature Play Day" featuring Kevin the Exotic Reptile Man on Oct. 18 and National Recycling Day on Nov. 15 at

Phone: 925-0951, Ext. 260
http://cityofsantamaria.org

Los Flores Ranch
Santa Maria

THE PIT: BULLY PROOF
THE PIT: Bully Proof Your Child
THE PIT: BULLY PROOF
Worth The Drive
(Call for times)

offers self defence classes for kids Mondays through Thursdays.

heather@thepit.tv
Phone: 473-2500

The Pit Martial Arts and Fitness
1106 E. Grand Ave.
Arroyo Grande 93420

Cost: $29 per month

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

FALL BIRDING WORKSHOP
(9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.)

is presented by the Santa Ynez Valley Natural History Society and Santa Barbara County Parks with "1. Birding for Beginners: A Field Workshop for Adults Ages 15 and Up" on Sept. 20 and 27 from

lgaspar@sbparks.org
Phone: 688-4515
http://sbparks.org

Cachuma Lake Recreation Area
Santa Ynez Valley

Cost: $15

COASTAL DUNES RESTORATION DAY
September 27(9:30 a.m. to noon)

is a celebration of "Coast Weeks" including volunteer trash and invasive specie removal on Sept. 27 from

admin@dunescenter.org
Phone: 343-2455
http://dunescenter.org

Rancho Guadalupe Beach
6999 W. Main St.
Guadalupe , CA

Learning

THE C GALLERY
(2 to 4 p.m.)

offers a Watercolor Class with Carole Patton beginning Sept. 5 and running on Fridays through Oct. 3 from

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

The C Gallery
466 Bell St.
Los Alamos

Cost: $175

PRENATAL YOGA SERIES
Prenatal Yoga Class
PRENATAL YOGA SERIES
(11 a.m.)

is designed to keep expecting mothers and their babies healthy on Saturdays Sept. 6 through 27 at

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

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

Cost: $40

ROONEY'S IRISH PUB
September 27(Call for times)

presents "Rooney's Beer 101," a food and beer pairing class on Sept. 27.

ashlyn@rooneysirishpub.net
Phone: 934-3777
http://rooneysirishpub.net

Rooney's Irish Pub
241 S. Broadway St.
Santa Maria , CA

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" through Nov. 3.

rrgomez@hwy246.net
Phone: 688-7338

Los Olivos Cafe
2870 Grand Avenue
Los Olivos

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

CULMINATING CAPTURES
Gaviota Coastline
CULMINATING CAPTURES
(Call for times)

by the Lompoc Photographers Guild shows through Sept. 28.

Cathy Gregg
cathy@rhinoconcepts.com
Phone: 349-1018
http://lompocphotoguild.com

Grossman Gallery
501 E. North Ave.
Lompoc 93436

Cost: Free

THE SANTA YNEZ ARTISTS GUILD
(Call for times)

presents artist Belinda Hart's work on through Oct. 1.

rrgomez@hwy246.net
Phone: 688-7338

Guild Room
2920 Grand Ave.
Los Olivos

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

presents the exhibit "Under the Influence: Responses to Place" showing through Jan. 22. 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

ALLAN HANCOCK COLLEGE
(Call for times)

presents the exhibit "Embracing the Bay: Images of Morro Bay Estuary" by college art instructor Virginia Mack showing through Oct. 2.

Allan Hancock College
ralarcio@hancockcollege.edu
Phone: 922-6966
http://hancockcollege.edu

Allan Hancock College, Ann Foxworthy Gallery
800 S. College
Santa Maria

THE GUADALUPE-NIPOMO DUNES CENTER
(Call for times)

presents a "Day of the Dead" exhibit featuring the work of David Lozeau showing through Nov. 2.

info@dunescenter.org
Phone: 343-2455

The Dunes Center
1055 Guadalupe St.
Guadalupe

THE CYPRESS GALLERY
(noon to 5 p.m.)

presents "Animalia," showing Sept. 28 . The annual Fall Open Competition Show shows Sept. 30 through Oct. 26. An in-gathering for art is Sept. 29 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. The gallery is open on Tuesdays through Sundays from

vicaart@aol.com
Phone: 737-1129
http://lompocvalleyartassociation.com

Cypress Gallery
119 East Cypress Ave.
Lompoc

THE CLARK CENTER
Zippermania by Artist Linda Polley-Wald
THE CLARK CENTER
Ongoing
(noon to 4 p.m.)

shows the mixed media work of Linda Wald through Oct. from

Box Office
Phone: 489-9444

Clark Center for the Performing Arts
487 Fair Oaks Ave.
Arroyo Grande 93420

Cost: Free

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 "Daumier's Salon: A Human Comedy" showing 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

ART CENTRAL GALLERY
Worth The Drive
(Call for times)

presents "Reunion: 1974-1978" featuring the work of Cuesta Art Department professors through Sept. 30.

Art Central
artcentralslo@yahoo.com
Phone: 747-4200
http://artcentralslo.wordpress.com

Art Central
1329 Monterrey St.
SLO 93401

THE SANTA BARBARA JEWISH FEDERATION
Worth The Drive
(Call for times)

presents "Art at the JCC" featuring an exhibition by Santa Barbara Art Association members showing through Nov. 11.

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

Bronfman Family Jewish Community Center
524 Chapala St.
Santa Barbara

THE SAN LUIS OBISPO MUSEUM OF ART
Worth The Drive
(Call for times)

presents the exhibit "Spirit Animals" by The Painters Group showing through Sept. 28. "Faces and Facets" by Pat Cairns shows through Sept. 28. "Dimensions" shows through Oct. 12. "Kids Eye View" shows Oct. 3 through Nov. 2.

San Luis Obispo Museum of Art
mjohnston@sloma.org
Phone: 543-8562
http://sloma.org

San Luis Obispo Museum of Art
1010 Broad St.
SLO

SANTA BARBARA MARITIME MUSEUM
Worth The Drive
(5:30 to 7 p.m.)

hosts the art of Patti Jacquemain in the exhibit "From the Mountains to the Sea" showing through Feb. 1. An opening reception is Sept. 25 from

Phone: 962-8404, Ext. 115

Santa Barbara Maritime Museum, Munger Theater
113 Harbor Way
Santa Barbara

Cost: Free

WESTMONT COLLEGE
Worth The Drive
(4 to 6 p.m.)

presents the exhibit "ArtWatch 2014: Young Careers - SB to Greater LA" showing Sept. 25 through Nov. 22. An artist reception is Sept. 25 from

scraig@westmont.edu
Phone: 565-6051
http://westmont.edu

Westmont College Ridley-Tree Museum of Art
955 La Paz Road
Santa Barbara

Clubs and Meetings

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

offers a free diabetes support group on 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

SANTA MARIA TOASTMASTERS CLUB #89
(7-8:30 p.m.)

is a public speaking practice group meeting Tuesdays from

Susan Friesen
susanlynettefriesen@gmail.com
Phone: 714-2037

Bethel Lutheran Church
624 E. Camino Colegio
Santa Maria 93454

Cost: free first 3 visits

DAUGHTERS OF THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION (DAR)
DAUGHTERS OF THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION (DAR)
(10 a.m.)

the Captain Henry Sweetser Chapter meets through Nov. 8 on Saturdays at

Patti Swayze
prswayze@aol.com
Phone: 264-1404
http://californiadar.org/chapters/capthenrysweetser/