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, hosts 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:

August 10 – Traveling Lantern Theatre, 2:30 pm

Where: Montecito Library, 1469 East Valley Road

Info: 969-5063

School Success

Patricia A. McHale, journalism teacher at Laguna Blanca School, helps kids with study skills, time management, note taking, textbook reading and test taking strategies. Seminar is one week long and is intended to help kids become more effective students.

When: Session 1: Grades 5, 6, 7 – August 14-18, 9 am to 11 am Session 2: Grades 7, 8, 9 – August 14-18, 12 pm to 2 pm Session 3: Grades 5, 6, 7 – August 21-25, 9 am to 11 am Session 4: Grades 7, 8, 9 – August 21-25, 9 am to 11 am

Where: Laguna Blanca, Hope Ranch campus, 4171 Paloma Drive

Price: $250

Info: 745-1779 or tmchale@lagunablanca.org

RSVP

Lincoln Club Lincoln Club of Santa Barbara County Annual election meeting. New board picks officers. Second District Supervisor candidate Dan Secord and Third District Supervisor Brooks Firestone are special guest speakers. Dining, drinks and music.

When: Sunday, August 20, 4 pm to 6 pm

Where: 2261 Featherhill Road

Info: 708-4734

Price: Free for members, $45 per guest

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: June 17 to August 16

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

Info: 969-8787

Two-week Schedule

August 3: 1 pm – Piano chamber masterclass 2 pm – Community concert 3:15 pm – Viola masterclass, clarinet masterclass 7:30 pm – Picnic concert

August 4: 1 pm – String chamber masterclass, trumpet masterclass 3:15 pm – Brass quintet masterclass 7:30 pm – Opera (Lobero Theatre)

August 5: 8 pm – Academy Chamber Orchestra

August 6: 2:30 pm – Opera (Lobero)

August 7: 1 pm – Solo piano masterclass 3:15 pm – Violin masterclass, percussion masterclass, bassoon masterclass 7:30 pm – Distinguished alumni masterclass and performance

August 8: 1 pm – Double bass masterclass, brass ensemble masterclass, clarinet masterclass 3:15 pm – Vocal masterclass, flute masterclass 8 pm – Messiaen theme and variations for violin and piano (Lobero)

August 9: 1 pm – Collaborative piano masterclass, horn masterclass, oboe masterclass 3:15 pm – Cello masterclass, trombone/tuba masterclass 7:30 pm – Picnic concert

August 10: 2 pm – Community concert 3:15 – Viola masterclass 5 pm – “Cabaret! A Sea of Shining Stars” (Doubletree Resort)

August 11: 1 pm – Trumpet masterclass 8 pm – Chamberfest (Lobero)

August 12: 8 pm – Academy Festival Orchestra (Lobero Theatre)

THURSDAY, AUGUST 3

Caregiver Support Group

Caregiver education and support group facilitated by Eryn Eckert. Caregivers of individuals in stages of Alzheimer's or other forms of dementia are invited to share laughter and tears. This week’s Special Topic: “What Now? An overview of what to expect during the dementia journey,” led by Julian Dean, MA from Alzheimer’s Association. Free respite care available during group.

When: 2:30 pm to 4 pm

Where: Friendship Center, 89 Eucalyptus Lane

Info: Eryn Eckert 969-0859

MERRAG Meeting

Montecito Emergency Response and Recovery Action Group (MERRAG) holds second seminar on Disaster Medical Operations.

When: 3:15 pm

Where: To be announced

Info: Geri Simmons 969-2537

FRIDAY, AUGUST 4

Casino Night

Santa Barbara Polo and Racquet Club presents welcome party for Pacific Coast Open. Enjoy dinner, dancing and playing blackjack, craps and roulette.

When: cocktails, 7 pm; dinner, dancing, casino games, 8 pm

Where: Polo clubhouse, 3300 Via Real, Carpinteria

Info: 684-3093

Price: $25 per person

SUNDAY, AUGUST 6

And They’re Off…

Santa Barbara Polo and Racquet Club hosts Bombardier Pacific Coast Open Tournament. Everyone welcome. Children activities are also provided during the match.

When: matches at 1 pm and 3 pm

Where: 3300 Via Real, Carpinteria

Price: $10 general; kids under 12 free

Info: 684-6683, www.sbpolo.com

TUESDAY, AUGUST 8

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, Montecitoassociation.org

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 9

Sadako Peace Ceremony

Nuclear Age Peace Foundation and La Casa de Maria Retreat Center celebrate 12th Annual Sadako Peace Day Ceremony with music, poetry and reflections. Event is free and open to public.

When: 5 pm to 6 pm

Where: Sadako Peace Garden, 800 El Bosque Road

Price: free

Info: 965-3443

SATURDAY, AUGUST 12

LotusFest

Come celebrate legendary flower that is Lotusland’s namesake. Afternoon includes wine tasting with Santa Barbara county vintners, hors d’oeuvres, jazz with the Vajra Jazz Trio, and Ikebana (Japanese flower arranging) displays. Guests may take docent-guided or self-guided tour around 37-acre botanical garden.

When: 1:30 pm to 5:30 pm

Where: Lotusland, 695 Ashley Road

Price: $50

Info: 969-9990 or www.lotusland.org

SUNDAY, AUGUST 13

Bentley Classic

Santa Barbara Polo and Racquet Club hosts Bombadier Pacific Coast Open Tournament and Bentley Beverly Hills Polo Classic. Guests have unique opportunity to view dozens of Bentleys. If you have a Bentley… don’t forget to bring it! All the same if you don’t – there’ll be plenty to look at.

When: matches at 1 pm and 3 pm

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

Info: 684-6683, www.sbpolo.com

Price: $10 general; kids under 12 free

Taste of Elegance

United Boys and Girls Clubs of Santa Barbara County honors Catherine Remak and Gary Fruin for their community service and support for the organization. Event proceeds go United Boys and Girls Club programs. Event includes wine from local vintners, food and live music with the King Bee’s. Reservations required.

When: 1 pm to 4 pm

Where: Las Terrasas, Hope Ranch

Price: $75 per person

Info: 681-1315

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 16

It’s a Plan

Montecito Planning Commission holds monthly hearing. Get copy of agenda at www.sbcountyplanning.org

When: 9 am

Where: 123 East Anapamu Street, Room 17

Info: 568-2000

Caregiver Support Group

Caregiver education and support group facilitated by registered nurse Judy Boesler. Caregivers of individuals of Alzheimer's Disease or other forms of dementia are invited to share laughter and tears. Free respite care available during group.

When: 2:30 pm to 4 pm

Where: Friendship Center, 89 Eucalyptus Lane

Info: Eryn Eckert 969-0859