Friday, February 12, 2016     Volume: 16, Issue: 49
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Big band holiday

PHOTO COURTESY OF JUDY LINDQUIST

Big band holiday

The Santa Maria Senior Club and the city’s Recreation and Parks Department host a Valentine’s dance party event. The event features the Riptide Big Band, with vocalists Holly Williams (pictured) and Bob Nations, performing live on Feb. 14 from 1 to 4 p.m. at the Elwin Mussell Center, 510 Park, Santa Maria. Free. More info: 843-2830 or riptidebb.com.

Taste the vine

PHOTO COURTESY OF THE GARAGISTE FESTIVAL

Taste the vine

The annual Garagiste Festival features wineries from throughout Santa Barbara and SLO counties pouring their wines to benefit the Cal Poly viticulture program. The event happens on Feb. 13 and 14 from 11:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Veterans Memorial Hall, 1745 Mission Drive, Solvang. Cost is $55 to $120. More info: 769-8211 or garagistefestival.com.

Healing harmony

PHOTO COURTESY OF JOELYN LUTZ

Healing harmony

Joelyn Lutz performs songs from her album Just Breathe in the name of healing, hope, and love for a Valentine’s Day pre-dinner concert. She hopes the concert can help bring healing to a city rocked by violence, Lutz said. She shares her spiritual and compassionate songs on Feb. 14 at 4 p.m. at the First United Methodist Church, 311 S. Broadway, Santa Maria. More info: joelynlutz.com.