Sunday, October 20, 2019     Volume: 20, Issue: 33
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Santa Maria Sun / Hot Stuff

GOTTA CATCH ’EM ALL

FILE PHOTO COURTESY OF THE SANTA MARIA VALLEY DISCOVERY MUSEUM

GOTTA CATCH ’EM ALL

The Santa Maria Valley Discovery Museum hosts its annual Batty Ball on Sunday, Oct. 27, from noon to 4 p.m. Guests can enjoy participating in pumpkin decorating, Halloween-themed science experiments, a costume contest, and other activities. Admission is $7.
The museum is located at 705 S. McClelland St., Santa Maria.
Call (805) 928-8414 or visit smvdiscoverymuseum.org to find out more.

—Caleb Wiseblood

WINE AND DINE

FILE PHOTO COURTESY OF KRISTA KENNEL

WINE AND DINE

Sta. Rita Wine Alliance hosts Sideways Fest at various Santa Ynez Valley locations, starting Oct. 18 through 20. Events of the festival, which celebrates the 15th anniversary of the 2004 dramedy Sideways, include a screening and panel discussion, a shuttle tour, and a wine tasting.
Call (805) 448-7070 or visit sidewaysfest.com to find out more.

—Caleb Wiseblood

A HAUNTING IN ORCUTT

FILE PHOTO BY CALEB WISEBLOOD

A HAUNTING IN ORCUTT

Orcutt Community Theater presents its production of The Haunting of Hill House, with performances on every Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, at 7 p.m., through Oct. 20.
Tickets to the show range from $10 to $15 and are available in advance at my805tix.com.
Performances are held at Klein Dance Arts, which is located at 3546 Skyway Drive, building 1, suite A, Orcutt.
Visit orcuttcommunitytheater.org for more info.

—Caleb Wiseblood

BREAK THE MOLD

FILE PHOTO COURTESY OF THE ELVERHOJ MUSEUM OF HISTORY AND ART

BREAK THE MOLD

The Elverhoj Museum of History and Art in Solvang presents Crossing Paths, a duo show featuring paintings by Eyvind Earle and sculptures by John Cody, through Sunday, Nov. 3.
The exhibit can be viewed during the museum’s regular hours: Wednesday through Sunday, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Admission is free, but a donation of $5 is suggested.
Call (805) 686-1211 or visit elverhoj.org for more info.

—Caleb Wiseblood

TO DIE FOR

FILE IMAGE COURTESY OF TONY PIAZZA

TO DIE FOR

The Book Loft hosts a book signing with local author Tony Piazza on Saturday, Oct. 26, from 2 to 4 p.m. Piazza will be signing copies of his Central Coast-based murder mystery novel, Murder in the Cards.
The store is located at 1680 Mission Drive, Solvang.
Call (805) 688-6010 or visit bookloftsolvang.com to find out more.

—Caleb Wiseblood

WHAT A TWIST

FILE PHOTO COURTESY OF PRESQU’ILE WINERY

WHAT A TWIST

Presqu’ile Winery presents The Tepusquet Tornadoes on Friday, Oct. 25, with doors opening at 6 p.m. Solo R&B singer-songwriter Jineanne Coderre will open for the popular local rock band.
Admission ranges from $5 to $10.
The winery is located at 5391 Presqu’ile Drive, Santa Maria.
Call (805) 937-8110 or visit presquilewine.com to find out more.

—Caleb Wiseblood




Weekly Poll
What do you think about Guadalupe's major housing plans, which include 800 planned homes?

Good. The area needs as many new houses as possible.
It's a good idea if commercial developments like big box stores don't follow.
There should be more, but 800 houses is too many.
Bad idea. That many homes will skyrocket the city's population.

| Poll Results