March 5 & 6
Joffrey Ballet – 8 p.m. at the Granada Theatre – Among America’s premier ballet companies, Chicago-based Joffrey Ballet returns with two spellbinding nights of cutting-edge programs. For more info and tickets log onto www.artsandlectures.ucsb.edu.
SB Jewish Film Festival starts – Runs through March 10 at Ensemble Theatre Company at the New Vic. Organized by the Jewish Federation of Greater Santa Barbara, this year’s festival will include five days of high quality, unique films and showcase a wide range of documentaries, dramas, comedies, and shorts by American, European, and Israeli filmmakers. For films and more info log onto www.sbjf.org.
Women Winemakers Dinner – 5:30 – 9:30 at K’Syrah Event Center 478 4th Place Solvang. In celebration of International Women’s Day this event will benefit the Women’s Fund of Northern Santa Barbara County. Tickets are available at www.womenwinemakersdinner2019.eventbrite.com.
Corks for Kids – 6 – 9 p.m. at Hotel Corque – Join the United Boys and Girls Club for a fun filled evening of casino-style games, wine tasting, heavy appetizers, and great prizes! Free child-care is available at our Buellton location from 5:30 – 9:30 p.m. by professionally trained staff. For tickets and more info log on to https://ubgc.ejoinme.org/MyEvents/2019CorksforKids/Registration/tabid/1013990/Default.aspx.
Chris D’Elia – 8 p.m. at the Chumash Casino – The versatile comedian has performed in movies, TV shows and even podcasts. The comedian is known for his roles in NBC’s Undateable and Whitney, hosting his own podcast, Congratulations with Chris D’Elia, and his multiple standup specials, including Man on Fire on Netflix. Tickets are available at www.chumashcasino.com.
Solvang Century and Half Century – 6:30 a.m. – 6 p.m. start and finish at the SYV Marriott Hotel. The funds raised go to Camp Bon Couer in Louisiana, Camp del Corazon on Catalina Island, and Camp Taylor in Modesto. All three camps provide a medically supervised summer camping experiences for children with severe congenital heart defects who have often undergone multiple cardiac surgeries. For registration and more info log onto www.bikescor.com, email email@example.com or call 530-584-9655.
SYV Clean Team – 8:15 a.m. – 9:15 a.m. – Meets rain or shine in Los Alamos at Bell Street to clean Drum Canyon Road to Dierberg/Star Lane Winery. No kids for this event. All supplies are included; just show up. Contact Bill Connell at firstname.lastname@example.org for more info.
Daylight-saving time begins at 2 a.m. Set clocks ahead one hour on Saturday night.
Mountainfilm on Tour Kids’ Showcase – 3 p.m. at UCSB Campbell Hall – Mountainfilm’s fun, engaging playlist features outstanding, entertaining short films sourced from the festival in Telluride. It’s a six-senses experience of art, adventure, culture and the environment in one eclectic and exciting program. For more info and tickets log onto www.artsandlectures.ucsb.edu.
Santa Barbara Youth Symphony Concert – 4 – 6 p.m. at the Lobero Theatre – Santa Barbara Youth Symphony brings together 70-80 of the top musicians, ages 12-18 for an incredible musical performance. For more info and tickets log onto www.lobero.org.
Santa Ynez Valley Union High School Board of Education meeting – 4 p.m. in the administration building. Log onto www.syvuhsd.org for the agenda.
Carrizo Plain Tour – 8 a.m. – 7 p.m. – Join the Elverhoj Museum of History and Art and the Wildling Art Museum for a tour of the Carrizo Plan and Soda Lake with local artist John Iwerks. Transportation and administration services are provided by Buellton and Solvang Parks and Recreation.
15 – 17
Taste of Solvang – The 27th annual Taste of Solvang, delicious delights and savory flavors, plus wine & beer tastings – unique experiential culinary weekend featuring Solvang farmers, chefs, bakers, winemakers, brewers, distillers, and artisans showcasing the bounty of Santa Barbara wine country set amidst our quaint Danish town. Log onto www.solvangusa.com/taste-of-solvang/ for tickets and more info.
74th annual SB International Orchid Show – 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. at Earl Warren Showgrounds – One of the grandest celebrations of orchids in the country the 2019 show will be themed “Orchid Magic. Log onto www.sborchidshow.com for tickets and more info.
SYHS Pirate Garage Car Show – 8 a.m. – 2 p.m. in the parking lot of the high school. The show will feature many vehicles displayed by their owners in the community, as well as sales of raffle tickets, food, and Pirate merchandise in a casual atmosphere. To hear more about the Pirate Garage Club or more info on the show, email Hill at email@example.com.
SYV Clean Team – 8:15 a.m. – 9:15 a.m. – Meets rain or shine at Alisal Road at the entrance to Alisal Ranch to clean to Nojoqui Falls Park. Kids welcome for this event, all supplies are included just show up. Contact Bill Connell at firstname.lastname@example.org for more info.
St. Patrick’s Day
Buellton WIne and Chili Festival – 12 – 4:30 p.m. at Flying Flags RV Resort in Buellton – Sample from over 25 wineries, craft breweries and spirit companies! Show up hungry and try some chili and salsa made by some of the best local chefs, and restaurants, competing to take home prizes for the best chili and homemade salsa! For tickets and reservations log onto www.buelltonwineandchilifestival.com.
Yoga, 9 a.m.; Arthritis Exercise Class, 10:15 a.m.; Arts and Crafts every third Monday; Solvang Senior Center, 1745 Mission Drive; 805-688-3793.
Junior Tennis – 3:30 – 4:30 p.m. from Jan. 14 – Feb 11 at Jonata School tennis courts. Have fun while learning the fundamentals of tennis with Coach Paul Smith. Bring your own racquet or borrow one of a limited supply. Max 10 spaces and cost is $25 per student. Sign up online at buelltonrec.com or call 688-1086.
Gymnastics – K-5th Graders, 1:40 – 2:30pm, cost $96; Ages 3-5, 2:30 – 3:05pm, cost $90. from Jan. 28 – March 11 at Oak Valley Elementary multipurpose room. Great for building confidence, strength, and flexibility. Sign up online at buelltonrec.com or call 688-1086.
Divorce Care Recovery Seminar and Support Group – 6:30-8:30 p.m. Santa Ynez Valley Christian Academy Library, 891 N. Refugio Road, Santa Ynez; Louise Kolbert at 805-688-5171.
Computer class, 9 a.m., Knitting, 9:30 a.m.; Tai Chi, 11 a.m.; bridge and poker, 12:45 p.m.; Mah Jongg 1 p.m., Solvang Senior Center, 1745 Mission Drive; 805-688-3793.
Preschool Story Time – 10:30 a.m. at Solvang Library.
Two-Step Dance Lessons – 6:30 p.m.; 8 p.m. – Industry Night and Karaoke Party. Maverick Saloon, 3687 Sagunto St., Santa Ynez. Visit www.themavsaloon.com.
SYV We Support the Troops – 9 a.m.-noon. Volunteers pack care packages on the fourth Wednesday of each month. Bethania Lutheran Church, 603 Atterdag Road, Solvang. 805-245-4951.
Art Class, 9 a.m.; Book Club, 10 a.m. (call first); Bingo, 1 p.m.: Solvang Senior Center, 1745 Mission Drive; 805-688-3793.
Knit and Crochet – 1 p.m., Buellton Senior Center, West Highway 246, Buellton; 805-688-4571.
Healing Hearts Support Group – 2-4 p.m. Santa Ynez Valley Presbyterian Church, 1825 Alamo Pintado Road. Free. To R.S.V.P. call 805-693-0244.
Solvang Farmers Market – 2:30-6:30 p.m., First Street between Mission Drive and Copenhagen Drive, Solvang.
Crafternoons – 3:45-5:45 p.m. Arts Outreach, 2948 Nojoqui Ave. Suite 9, Los Olivos. $10/child; 805-688-9533.
Sideways Inn Local’s Night Specials – 5 p.m.- 8 p.m., 114 East Highway 246, Buellton; 805-691-8088.
Chair Exercises – 10 a.m., Buellton Senior Center, West Highway 246, Buellton; 805-688-4571.
Arthritis Exercise Class, 10:15 a.m.; Mah Jongg, Noon; Basic Cartooning, 1 p.m., Solvang Senior Center, 1745 Mission Drive; 805-688-3793.
Brain Injury Survivors of Santa Ynez Valley – Noon-2 p.m., Bethania Lutheran Church, 603 Atterdag Road, Solvang. Jodi House Brain Injury Support Center offers a support group for brain injury survivors and caregivers; www.jodihouse.org.
Nutrition Classes – 11 a.m. – SYV Cottage Hospital Conference Room – Instruction Stacey Bailey is a dietician and offers weekly courses in various topics. For more information call 805-694-2351. Bring your lunch and talk nutrition.
Tai Chi, 9:15 a.m.; Mah Jongg, 10 a.m.; Pilates – 10:15 a.m.; Ukulele 11:15 a.m., Solvang Senior Center, 1745 Mission Drive; 805-688-3793.
Bingo – 1 p.m., Buellton Senior Center, West Highway 246, Buellton; 805-688-4571.
Cachuma Lake Nature Walk – 10-11:30 a.m.; 805-688-4515 or www.sbparks.org.
Junior Rangers Program – 12:30-1:30 p.m. Neal Taylor Nature Center, 2265 Highway 154. Children 3 and up; under 10 years must be accompanied by an adult. $3/person. Nature Center admission is free. Visit www.clnaturecenter.org.
Log on to www.cityofsolvang.com, www.buelltonrec.com or www.visitsyv.com to see a full schedule of programs and events that range from adult and youth sports to teen dances, field trips, excursions and more.