Sunday, December 8, 2019     Volume: 20, Issue: 40
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Santa Maria Sun / Hot Stuff

CHEER UP

FILE PHOTO COURTESY OF THE ORCUTT CHRISTMAS PARADE

CHEER UP

The annual Old Town Orcutt Christmas Parade takes place on Saturday, Dec. 14, at noon. Guests will be treated to a variety of floats and entertainment. Live music will be provided by local musicians and school bands. Spectators can feel free to dance along the sidelines.
Visit orcuttchristmasparade.org to find out more.
—Caleb Wiseblood

THE COLD NEVER BOTHERED ME ANYWAY

PHOTO COURTESY OF THE WILDLING MUSEUM OF ART AND NATURE

THE COLD NEVER BOTHERED ME ANYWAY

The Wildling Museum of Art and Nature hosts its Holiday Family Day on Saturday, Dec. 7, from noon to 4 p.m. Guests can enjoy meeting some of their favorite fairy tale characters and taking part in various holiday activities.
The museum is located at 1511 Mission Drive, suite B, Solvang.
Call (805) 688-1082 or visit wildlingmuseum.org for more info.
—Caleb Wiseblood

RISE FROM THE ASHES

FILE PHOTO COURTESY OF LARRY LYTLE

RISE FROM THE ASHES

Allan Hancock College hosts its Fine Arts Faculty Art Show in the Ann Foxworthy Gallery through Thursday, Dec. 12. Hancock instructor Amiko Matsuo, creator of the Platters and Ash series, is one of the exhibit’s featured artists.
The gallery is located in building L of the college’s Academic Resource Center.
Visit hancockcollege.edu/gallery for more info.
—Caleb Wiseblood

HOUSE PARTY

FILE PHOTO COURTESY OF ST. MARK’S-IN-THE-VALLEY EPISCOPAL CHURCH

HOUSE PARTY

St. Mark’s-in-the-Valley Episcopal Church hosts its seventh annual Gingerbread Wonderland event on Saturday, Dec. 7, from 4 to 8 p.m. Dozens of handcrafted gingerbread houses will be on display in Stacy Hall. Guests can vote for and enter to win their favorite gingerbread houses by purchasing a raffle ticket ($1 each).
The church is located at 2901 Nojoqui Ave., Los Olivos.
Visit smitv.org for more info.
—Caleb Wiseblood

ONLY A DAY AWAY

PHOTO COURTESY OF ALAN SUTTERFIELD

ONLY A DAY AWAY

Orcutt Community Theater presents its production of Annie at Klein Dance Arts Studio through Sunday, Dec. 22. The cast includes Frida Vega as Annie and Todd Buranen as Oliver Warbucks.
Performances are held every Friday and Saturday at 7 p.m. and every Sunday at 1:30 p.m.
The studio is located at 3564 Skyway Drive, Santa Maria.
Visit orcuttcommunitytheater.org for more info.
—Caleb Wiseblood

SINGING LOUD FOR ALL TO HEAR

FILE PHOTO COURTESY OF JOHN COPELAND

SINGING LOUD FOR ALL TO HEAR

The Santa Ynez Valley Chorale presents Christmas Around the World at Solvang Veterans Memorial Hall on Saturday, Dec. 14, from 7:30 to 9 p.m., and Sunday, Dec. 15, from 3 to 4:30 p.m. The program will feature performances of familiar holiday carols as well as a few rarely played gems.
Tickets are $15 for adults and $10 for seniors and youth.
Visit syvchorale.org to find out more.
—Caleb Wiseblood




Weekly Poll
Guadalupe is in the midst of new development, but is that a good thing?

No. The new homes will expand the town too much and run the small-town vibe.
No. Commercial development will follow and destroy all the local businesses.
Yes. The town can't survive another economic downturn without more business and residents in town.
Yes, but the town has to steer development toward tourism and the hospitality industry.

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