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Santa Maria Sun / Calendar Events

October 1 - October 8

Stage

UCSB ARTS AND LECTURES
Worth The Drive
October 1 (8 p.m.)

presents the Philip Glass Ensemble conducted by Michael Riesman on April 30 at

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

Granada Theater
1214 State St.
Santa Barbara

Cost: $20 to $45, $18 for students

Learning

UC SANTA BARBARA
Worth The Drive
October 3 (4 p.m.)

presents the "UCSB 2013 Faculty Research Lecture" featuring John Bowers on Oct. 3 at

Phone: 893-2191

Engineering Science Building, Room 1001
UCSB
Santa Barbara , CA

Special Events

THE ALANO CLUB OF SANTA BARBARA
Worth The Drive
October 4 (6 p.m.)

presents a benefit event featuring "An Evening with Michael McDonald and Friends" on Oct. 4 at

Montecito Country Club
920 Summit Road
Santa Barbara , CA

Learning

THE SANTA MARIA VALLEY YMCA
October 4 (6:30 to 7:30 p.m.)

hosts the class "Fulfilling your Wishes, Accomplishing your Goals" through Feb. 13 on Thursdays from

Santa Maria Valley YMCA
info@meditationinsantabarbara.orb
Phone: 563-6300
http://meditationinsantamaria.org

Santa Maria Valley YMCA
3400 Skyway Drive
Santa Maria

Cost: $10 suggested donation

WESTMONT COLLEGE
Worth The Drive
October 4 (4 p.m.)

presents a talk by Roger Wiens titled "Exploring Mars with the Rover and its Laser" on Oct. 4 at

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

Westmont College
955 La Paz Road
Santa Barbara

Special Events

"FORM OVER FUNCTION:
October 5 (7 to 10 p.m.)

is a special benefit event for the Ian M. Hassett Foundation featuring wine, dessert, and a live string quartet performing Oct. 5 from

Phone: 878-1334
http://ianmhassett.com

Costa de Oro Tasting Room
Santa Maria , CA

Cost: $50

AUTUMN ARTS GRAPES AND GRAINS
October 5 (10 a.m. to 4 p.m.)

is a community festival featuring local art, chalk art competition, live music, food, wine, and beer tasting on Oct. 5 from

dsmitherman@ci.santa-maria.ca.us
Phone: 925-0951, Ext. 263
http://ci.santa-maria.ca.us

Abel Maldonado Community Youth Center
600 S. McClelland
Santa Maria

CRAFT BAZAAR
Happy Shoppers
CRAFT BAZAAR
October 5 (9 a.m. to 3 p.m.)

by the Lompoc Elks Lodge #2274 features crafts by various local artists and nonprofits on Oct. 5 from

Joyce
Phone: 757-8862

Lompoc Elks Lodge #2274
905 E. Ocean Ave.
Lompoc 93436

Cost: Free

DINNER IN THE DARK
October 5 (5:30 p.m.)

is  benefit event that shows how it is to live as someone in the perpetual darkness called blindness on Oct. 5 at

Arleen
arleenlewis061@verizon.net
Phone: 705-2405

La Purisima Hall
213 West Olive
Lompoc 93436

Cost: $25

THE FILIPINO-AMERICAN HISTORY MONTH DINNER-DANCE CELEBRATION
THE FILIPINO-AMERICAN HISTORY MONTH DINNER-DANCE CELEBRATION
October 5 (5:30 to 11 p.m.)

is a special event that takes place Oct. 5 from

onion55@verizon.net
Phone: 736-3663

Pacific Coast Club
Vandenberg Airforce Base

Cost: $30

THE AVILA BEACH CIVIC ASSOCIATION
Worth The Drive
October 5 (5 and 6:30 p.m.)

presents the 3rd annual Avila Beach Albacore Feed with the menu by chef Pete Kelley Oct. 5 at

avilabeachcc@gmail.com
Phone: 627-1997

AVila Beach Community Center
191 San Miguel St.
Avila Beach

Cost: $20, $10 for children

THE SAN LUIS OBISPO BOTANICAL GARDEN
Worth The Drive
October 5 (10 a.m. to 1 p.m.)

presents its annual Fall benefit plant sale on Oct. 5 from

San Luis Obispo Botanical Garden
3450 Dairy Creek Road
SLO 93405

Concerts

THE SLO SMYPHONY
THE SLO SMYPHONY
October 5 (8 to 10 p.m.)

presents its opening night concert on Oct. 5 from

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

Performing Arts Center
1 Grand Ave.
SLO 93405

Cost: $20 to $75

Kids and Family

THE EXPLORATION STATION
Worth The Drive
October 5 (2 p.m.)

presents a program featuring live turtles from Triple T Turtle Ranch on Oct. 5 at

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

Exploration Station
867 Ramona Ave.
Grover Beach

Cost: $3, $2 for kids and seniors

Recreation

MUDDY MADNESS 2013
October 5 (9 a.m.)

is a "5k Charity Mud Run and Festival" event on Oct. 5 at

http://muddymadness.com

Sky Ranch
650 E. Highway 246
Buellton 93427

THE CITY OF SANTA MARIA
October 5 (11 a.m.)

presents a benefit event for the People for Leisure and Youth, Inc., the inaugural "Catchin' Colors One-Mile Fun Run" on Oct. 5 at

Phone: 925-0951, Ext. 263
http://active.com

Simas Park
600 S. McClelland St.
Santa Maria , CA

Cost: $20 registration

Recreation

NIPOMO NATIVE GARDEN
October 6 (9 a.m. to 2 p.m.)

presents the "Nipomo Native Garden Fall Plant Sale" on Oct. 6 from

Phone: 929-3589

Nipomo Native Garden
Osage Road off of Camino Caballo
Nipomo

PARTNER YOGA
October 6 (4 to 6 p.m.)

is a fun and playful workshop scheduled for Oct. 6 from

Phone: 266-6391
http://treetopyoga.net

Treetop Yoga
2771-C Santa Maria Way
Santa Maria

Cost: $35, $25 for early registration

Learning

UCSB ARTS AND LECTURES
Worth The Drive
October 6 (3 p.m.)

presents photographer Tim Laman and ornithologist Ed Scholes and their multimedia lecture titled "Birds of Paradise: Extreme, Bizarre and Extraordinary" on Oct. 6 at

UCSB Arts and Lectures Box Office
karna.hughes@sa.ucsb.edu
Phone: 893-3535
http://artsandlectures.ucsb.edu

UCSB Campbell Hall
Santa Barbara

Cost: $25, $15 for UCSB students

Spiritual

STAR OF BETHLEHEM LUTHERAN CHURCH
October 6 (10 a.m.)

offers worship services Sundays at 10 a.m. with Sunday school at 9 a.mAn adult Bible study is Thursday at.

Phone: 937-0339

Star of Bethlehem Lutheran Church
4465 S. Blosser Road
Santa Maria

Learning

COMMUNITY PARTNERS IN CARING
October 7 (9 a.m. to 3 p.m.)

holds a "Volunteer Training" on Oct. 7 from

community@partnersincaring.org
Phone: 737-1976
http://partnersincaring.org

120 E. Jones St., Suite 130
Santa Maria