Santa Maria Sun / Hot Stuff
PHOTO COURTESY OF PHOTOGRAPHY BY LYNDA
Fill bowls and bellies
The Foodbank of Santa Barbara County provides healthy and sustaining foods to families in need throughout the community and calls on the help of the rest of the community only a few times a year. The organization has to be credited with its fabulous Empty Bowls event, which includes artisan-crafted bowls to keep and a soup lunch. Attendee gets a fine piece of art and tableware while enjoying a good meal, knowing the money raised at the event helps feed the county’s hungry.
PHOTO BY JOE PAYNE
Find your character
The Pacific Conservatory Theatre (PCPA) presents its annual costume shop sale in the spirit of Halloween and the costume-culture around it. The sale simultaneously helps the shop make new costumes, and clears the room where the new ones will go. Costume shop manager Robin Newell (pictured) has seen locals create many kinds of characters after finding their stage-famous costume at PCPA’s annual sale.
PHOTO COURTESY OF BLUEGRASS WEST
Bluegrass West is excited to return to the Santa Ynez Valley Grange for another concert featuring Peter Feldmann and the Very Lonesome Trio. The Americana and bluegrass ensemble features multi-instrumentalist Peter Feldmann with bassist Tom Lee and guitarist David West, who all share an affinity for classic old time and bluegrass styles of music played with acoustic instruments. The seasoned trio will perform favorites from their vast repertoire of classic American songs.
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