(If you have a Montecito Event, or an event that concerns Montecito, please contact us at (805) 565-1860, fax (805) 969-6654 or email: tim@montecitojournal.net)

EVERY FRIDAY

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

EVERY SUNDAY

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

EVERY WEEKEND

Live at Tsunami

Coast Village restaurant Tsunami, one of Montecito’s few hubs for live music, hosts evening of moxie-sing jazz and standards from Great American Songbook.

When: 8:30 pm to 10:30 pm

Where: 1014 Coast Village Road

Info: 969-7565

Price: free

ONGOING

Paws & Claws

Santa Barbara Public Library system, in conjunction with the Montecito branch, host summer reading program for children to encourage them to read while school is out. Prizes for children who read during the summer are handed out periodically. Kids also enjoy hands on demonstrations, science projects and guest lecturers. Topics include:

July 19 – P&T Puppets

August 3 – Zoo to you, 2:30 pm

August 10 – Traveling Lantern Theatre, 2:30 pm

Where: Montecito Library, 1469 East Valley Road

Info: 969-5063

MUSIC ACADEMY

It’s MAW Time!

Don’t forget to buy your tickets for summer festivities at Music Academy of the West in Montecito. This season, Music Academy has more than 100 concerts featuring kids and professors from around the country to perform variety of musical excellence. Tickets are limited.

When: Until August 16

Where: Music Academy of the West’s Miraflores Campus, 1070 Fairway Road

Info: 969-8787

Two-week Schedule

July 19:


1 pm – Collaborative piano masterclass, horn masterclass, oboe masterclass

3:15 pm – Cello masterclass, trombone/tuba masterclass

July 20:


1 pm – Piano chamber masterclass

2 pm – Community concert, Santa Barbara Museum of Art 
Academy Young Artists

3:15 pm – Viola masterclass, clarinet masterclass

7:30 pm – Picnic concert

July 21: 


1 pm – String chamber masterclass, trumpet masterclass

3:15 pm – Vocal masterclass, brass quintet masterclass

July 22:


9:30 am – Concerto night dress rehearsal ($20)

10 am – Marilyn Horne Foundation Awards Vocal Competition

July 23:


2 pm – Annual brass concert and Academy brass ensemble 
(First Presbyterian Church)

July 24:


1 pm – Solo piano masterclass

3:15 pm – Violin masterclass, percussion masterclass, bassoon masterclass

July 25:


1 pm – Double bass masterclass, brass ensembles masterclass, clarinet masterclass

3:15 pm – Vocal masterclass, flute masterclass

8 pm – Lobero Theatre concert

July 26:

1 pm – Collaborative piano masterclass, horn masterclass, oboe masterclass

3:15 pm – Cello masterclass, trombone/tuba masterclass

7:30 pm – Masterclass sampler

July 27:


1 pm – Piano chamber masterclass

2 pm – Community concert

3:15 pm – Viola masterclass

7:30 pm – Vocal chamber music

July 
28: 


1 pm – String chamber masterclass, trumpet masterclass

3:15 pm – Brass quintet masterclass

7:30 pm – Picnic concert

July 29:


10 am – Chamber music marathon ($15)

3 pm – Vocal masterclass with Marilyn Horne (Lobero Theatre)

July 31: 


1 pm – Solo piano masterclass

3:15 pm – Violin masterclass, percussion masterclass, bassoon masterclass

WEDNESDAY, JULY 19

It’s a Plan

Montecito Planning Commission holds monthly hearing.

When: 9 am

Where: 123 East Anapamu Street, Room 17

Info: 568-2000 or www.sbcountyplanning.org

THURSDAY, JULY 20

Coffee and Doughnuts

Friendship Center invites everyone to come have coffee and doughnuts and share laughter and tears at its facilities. Center provides daycare for adults who have Alzheimer’s and/or other forms of dementia.

When: 8:30 am to 10:30 am

Where: 89 Eucalyptus Lane

Info: 969-0859

SUNDAY, JULY 23

And They’re Off…

Polo season kicked off two weeks ago. Catch today’s action for third match of season, USPA America Cup Tournament and ZSweet Family Day. Free visor for everyone and desserts made with ZSweet, all-natural, zero-calorie sweetener.

When: matches at 1 pm and 3 pm

Where: Santa Barbara Polo & Racquet Club, 3300 Via Real, Carpinteria

Info: 684-6683, www.sbpolo.com

Cost: $10 general; kids under 12 free

MONDAY, JULY 24

For Review

Montecito Board of Architectural Review meets for second 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

WEDNESDAY, JULY 26

Fiesta Garden Party

Montecito Hope Ranch Republican Women celebrates summer with annual fiesta garden party. Event includes music, food, raffles, auctions and customs. All proceeds go to student scholarships.

When: 4:30 pm to 7 pm

Where: Old Du Pont Estate (call for address)

Info: 964-1854

SATURDAY, JULY 29

Flea Market

Carpinteria Valley Museum of History holds Flea Market benefit. Market features dealers offering antiques, collectibles, plants, handcrafted gifts and used goods of every description. Tax deductible donations of used items for museum’s rummage tables are accepted any time prior to day of market.

When: 8 am to 3 pm

Where: Carpinteria Valley Museum, 956 Maple Avenue

Info: 684-3112

SUNDAY, JULY 30

Polo Time

Santa Barbara plays host to America Cup Finals, prestigious national tournament sponsored by United States Polo Association. Event attracts players from throughout the world and its high goal rating makes it one of most premier tournaments held in United States.

When: matches at 1 pm and 3 pm

Where: Santa Barbara Polo & Racquet Club, 3300 Via Real, Carpinteria

Info: 684-6683, www.sbpolo.com

Cost: $10 general; kids under 12 free

TUESDAY, AUGUST 1

On the Agenda

Montecito Association Land Use Committee meets for discussion of front burner topics.

When: 4 pm

Where: Montecito Hall, 1469 East Valley Road

Info: 969-2026