Wednesday, October 22, 2014     Volume: 15, Issue: 32
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Fill bowls and bellies

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.

Santa Maria Empty Bowls includes a handcrafted ceramic bowl to take home and a simple meal of soup and bread, all to help feed hungry people wholesome food in the community on Oct. 22 from 11:30 am. to 1:30 p.m. at the Santa Maria Fairpark, 937 S. Thornburg St., Santa Maria. Cost is $25. More info: www.foodbanksbc.org.

Find your character

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.

PCPA Theaterfest presents a Halloween Costume Sale featuring real PCPA costumes for sale Oct. 18 from 8 a.m. to noon at the PCPA Costume Shop, 715 Artic Ave., Santa Maria. Cost is $5 to $25. More info: 928-7731, Ext. 4100 or pcpa.org.

Veteran pickers

PHOTO COURTESY OF BLUEGRASS WEST

Veteran pickers

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.

Bluegrass West presents a concert with Peter Feldmann and the Very Lonesome Boys on Oct. 18 at 8 p.m. at the Santa Ynez Valley Grange Hall, 2374 Alamo Pintado Ave., Los Olivos. Cost is $15, $12 at the door. More info: 688-9894 or bluegrasswest.com.