Coast Village Farmers’ Market

Look for booths and market umbrellas and you’ll be there among fresh fruits, vegetables, and flowers When: 8 am to 11:15 am Where: Somewhere along Coast Village Road Info: 969-0303


Story Time

Serafina, children and babies boutique, hosts storybook time for toddlers and young children. Children are treated to interactive reading of old and new classics, including books by Dr. Seuss, Maurice Sendak, Erik Carle, Beatrix Potter, Chihiro Iwasaki, Mary Hoffman and Mo Williams. Milk and cookies are served. When: 1 pm Where: Serafina, 1269 Coast Village Road Info: 695-0420 or Allison@serafinaboutique.com


Guest chefs teach culinary magic twice a week. Where: Old Masini Adobe Winery, 597 Freehaven Drive Info: 695-8464 or www.montecitocountrykitchen.com

May 5: Pascale Beale-Groom introduces her French expertise. Price: $80

May 8: Kathryn and Michael Graham, owners of C’est Cheese, bring delicacies to share. Dinner begins with wild greens, followed by orange and rosemary duck. Price: $90

May 22: Early Summer Feast: spinach soufflé, salmon and dark chocolate surprise. Price: $100


Santa Barbara Nights

Nights returns to Santa Barbara Museum of Art third Thursday of May through September, from 5:30 pm to 8 pm. Nights offers guests opportunity to view art, sip martinis, listen to live music and taste local food and wine. Luxe passes are for sale to public. Where: 1130 State street Price: Luxe Pass: $150 for non-members, $100 members; individual tickets: $25 for non-members, $15 for members Info: 884-6414

Historic Homes Tour

Pearl Chase Society presents this year’s Historic Homes Tour, featuring five Montecito homes and gardens. Built between 1900 and 1939, homes offer variety of styles, such as French Brittany Farmhouse, Craftsman, California Ranch, Mediterranean and Spanish Colonial Revival. When: May 21; 11 am to 4 pm Info: 961-3938 Price: $45 for members, $50 for non-members


Caregivers Welcome

Friendship Adult Day Care Center provides caregiver education and support groups every two weeks. All caregivers of elder and dependent adults are invited to come share laughter and tears. Respite care during group may be arranged for free. When: 2:30 pm to 4 pm Where: 89 Eucalyptus Lane Info: RSVP Eryn Eckert, 969-0859

Viva Los Amigos

Celebrate friends and older Americans in honor of Cuatro de Mayo and Older Americans month. Enjoy wine, cheese and live Latin music. When: 4 pm to 6 pm Where: Friendship Center, 89 Eucalyptus Lane Info: Linda 969-0859


MERRAG Meeting

Montecito Emergency Response and Recovery Action Group (MERRAG) holds training seminar. Agenda topics include light search and rescue. When: 3:15 pm Where: El Montecito Presbyterian Church, 1455 East Valley Road Info: Geri Simmons 969-2537

Cinco De Mayo at All Saints

All Saints by-the-Sea Parish School hosts Cinco de Mayo benefit. Evening includes margaritas, tequila tasting, silent auction, strolling mariachi band and live music. When: 6 pm to 11 pm Where: Fess Parker’s Doubletree Resort at the Rotunda, 633 East Cabrillo Boulevard Info: 565-3234 Price: $150


May Madness

Christmas in Montecito comes early again. Music Academy of the West hosts village’s biggest estate sale with treasure trove of bargains. Take your pick from clothing, furniture, exercise equipment, fine china, silver, jewelry and enough to fill your house and your friends’ houses. When: 9 am to 3 pm Where: 1070 Fairway Road Info: 969-8785

Hold’em at Cold Spring School

Cold Spring School hosts annual spring event. Dinner buffet and auction is accompanied by Texas hold’em poker tournament. Cold Spring School Foundation is responsible for raising funds for music, technology, art and library improvements. When: 4:30 pm Where: Carriage Museum, 129 Castillo Street Info: 969-2678 Price: Upon request

Westmont Commencement

Gerd Jordano, longtime Santa Barbara civic leader, receives Westmont Medal during college’s graduation ceremonies. Westmont medal is given each year to recognize individuals in our community whose lives embody principles of Christian college: integrity, service, compassion, responsibility, faithfulness, discipline and generosity. When: 10 am Where: Russell Carr Field, 955 La Paz Road Info: 565-6051


Hidden Gardens of Montecito

Join CAMA Women’s Board for Sixth Annual Hidden Gardens Tour and Birdhouse Auction. Spend afternoon visiting gardens at three Montecito estates. John Palminteri returns for another year as auctioneer. Reservations are necessary. When: 1 pm to 5 pm Info: 966-6275 or www.camasb.org/gardentour2006.html Price: $65


For Review

Montecito Board of Architectural Review meets for first of two meetings this month. Call its downtown office for copy of agenda. When: 3 pm Where: Montecito Hall, 1469 East Valley Road Info: 568-2000


On the Agenda

Montecito Association Board of Directors meets for monthly meeting. When: 4 pm Where: Montecito Hall, 1469 East Valley Road Info: 969-2026


PTA Meeting

Montecito Union School’s Parent Teacher Association (PTA) holds monthly meeting. All MUS parents are welcome to attend. When: 8:45 am Where: Montecito Union School in upstairs conference room, 385 San Ysidro Road Info: 969-3249 or mpta@montecitou.org

Westmont Revisited

Montecito Planning Commission takes up Westmont College development for fourth time. This is public’s first opportunity to comment. More than 60 speaker slips have been submitted, so officials are bracing for long afternoon. When: 9 am Where: 123 East Anapamu Street, Room 17 Info: 568-2000 or www.sbcountyplanning.org

Shining Star Benefit

Santa Barbara Rape Crisis Center holds Annual Shining Star Benefit Luncheon. Event proceeds benefit this local non-profit. When: 11:30 am to 2:30 pm Where: Loggia Ballroom, Four Seasons Biltmore Hotel, 1260 Channel Drive Info: 963-6832 Price: $100


It’s a Plan

Montecito Planning Commission holds monthly meeting. Once again, Westmont masterplan update and expansion is on the agenda. When: 9 am Where: 123 East Anapamu Street, Room 17 Info: 568-2000 or www.sbcountyplanning.org

Dancing Diabetes Doctor

State Street Ballet Guild hosts 7th annual spring luncheon. Lois Jovanovic M.D., Chief Scientific officer of the Sansum Diabetes Research Institute, speaks on “The Dancing Diabetes Doctor and Her Dream.” When: 11 am Where: Montecito Country Club, 920 Summit Road Info: Beth Bartlett 563-2748 or bethbartlett@verizon.net