Friday, July 3, 2015     Volume: 16, Issue: 17
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Skyrockets at night

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Skyrockets at night

The night skies will ignite on Independence Day, July 4, across the Central Coast. As dusk settles, cities in Santa Barbara and SLO Counties will enjoy professional fireworks shows, including in Santa Maria at the Fairpark, Lompoc at the High School, Santa Ynez at the Mission, and Pismo Beach at the pier.

Swoon for Swon

PHOTO COURTESY OF THE CHUMASH CASINO RESORT

Swoon for Swon

The Chumash Casino Resort welcomes the sibling duo that made their national debut on The Voice, The Swon Brothers, for a live performance in the Samala Showroom. The crooning duo performs their unique country style on July 9 at 8 p.m. at the Chumash Casino Resort, 3400 E. Highway 246, Santa Ynez. More information is available at 1-800-CHUMASH or chumashcasino.com.

Get out and paint

PHOTO COURTESY OF GYPSY STUDIOS

Get out and paint

Sanford Winery is playing host to a plein air painting event by Gypsy Studios on July 1 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Attendees can learn landscape painting techniques while sipping wine at Sanford’s Vineyard, 5010 Santa Rosa Road, Lompoc. Cost is $60. More information is available at 735-5900 or sanfordwinery.com.