Wednesday, April 26, 2017     Volume: 18, Issue: 7
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Let’s go fly a kite

PHOTO COURTESY OF THE SANTA MARIA VALLEY DISCOVERY MUSEUM

Let’s go fly a kite

The Discovery Museum and the Santa Maria Public Airport present a free family kite festival on April 23. The event features professional kite-flying demonstrations, contests, food, vendors, and music by the band Birdie. Children of all ages are invited to try their luck at the Running of the Bols race. The fun starts at 4 p.m. at Rotary Centennial Park, 2625 S. College Drive, Santa Maria. More info: 928-8414.

Chow down

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Chow down

The Santa Maria BBQ Festival on April 22 is inaugural event that will serve as a fundraiser each year for the Kiwanis for Kids program. Come on down for the professional competition featuring local celebrity judges handing out the No. 1 Branding Iron award to the area’s best barbecue. Not a professional? There will also be a separate competition for best backyard cook. Beer tastings from 12 different local and regional craft breweries will be featured in the Brews and Cues part of the event. The festival happens at Pioneer Park, 1150 W. Foster Road, Santa Maria, and goes from noon to 6 p.m. Tickets available at nightout.com. Email j77.flores@gmail.com for more information.

On a mission to drink wine

FILE PHOTO BY STEVE E. MILLER

On a mission to drink wine

Flying Goat Cellars invites participants to a unique winemaker dinner in Lompoc. Chef Greg Murphy of the highly acclaimed restaurant bouchon Santa Barbara will treat diners to his inventive Californian French cuisine made with organic farm-fresh ingredients, paired with Flying Goat wines. Featuring Winemaker Norm Yost and restaurateur Mitchell Sjerven, the dinner will take place at the La Purisima Mission, 2295 Purisima Road, Lompoc. Tickets are $150 to $175. More info: 736-9032.