(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

Cost: free

Info: 969-7565

RSVP

Music at Lotusland

Grammy nominee Tierney Sutton, along with her band, jazzes up the audience at Lotusland. Yes that’s right, Montecito’s 37-acre garden plays host to day of music with cocktails and hors d’oeuvres served after the performance. All proceeds benefit Lotusland. Only shame is that the performance isn’t at night, when the lotuses bloom.

When: September 17

Where: 695 Ashley Road

Info: 969-3767

Grief Recovery Workshop

El Montecito Presbyterian Church hosts seven-week workshop open to anyone who has sustained death of a loved one within last few years.

When: September 25

Where: El Montecito Presbyterian Church Library, 1455 East Valley Road

Info: Carol Bussel 969-5041 x241

MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 4

Labor Day

A day that celebrates work by taking work off… All schools and government staffers enjoy yet another paid holiday vacation.

Republican Picnic

Santa Barbara County Republican Party throws countywide picnic today to kick off 2006 election campaign. Broiled chicken, hamburgers and hotdogs are served.

When: 4 pm

Where: Hans Christian Andersen Park, in Solvang

Cost: $15 for adults, $5 for kids

Info: Janine, 688-3749

TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 5

On the Agenda

Montecito Association Land Use Committee meets for monthly discussion.

When: 4 pm

Where: Montecito Hall, 1469 East Valley Road

Info: 969-2026

Some Nerve

Jane Heller, The New York Times bestselling author and now Montecito resident, presents and signs copies of her new book, “Some Nerve,” at Cottage Hospital. The romantic comedy follows a heroine during her time working as a volunteer in a patient library, which makes the Cottage Hospital setting – where Heller volunteers – all the more appropriate. Fifteen percent of the proceeds are donated directly to Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital.

When: 4:30 pm to 6 pm

Where: Reeves Library, Cottage Hospital, corner of Pueblo Street and Bath Street

Info: Joan Galvan or Jennifer Bean 879-8987

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 7

Caregiver Support Group

Caregiver education and support group with special topic “Incontinence and the Person with Dementia,” presented by Jeannine Tieri from Caregifters Medical Supply. 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

MERRAG Meeting

Montecito Emergency Response and Recovery Action Group (MERRAG) holds training seminar. Topic is ”Standard Emergency Management System.”

When: 3:15 pm

Where: To be announced

Info: Geri Simmons 969-2537

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 8

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: To be announced

Info: 969-3249 or mpta@montecitou.org

Wisdom & Spiritual Practice

La Casa de Maria hosts inter-spiritual program with Reverend Cynthia Bourgeault (Christianity), Pravrajika Vrajaprana (Hinduism), Shaikh Kabir and Camille Helminski (Islamic Sufism), Chief Jake Swamp (Native American), Ed Bastian (Buddhism). Each designate shares teachings and contemplative practices of their respective traditions in a process of mutual inquiry.

When: August 8, 7 pm to August 10, 1 pm

Where: La Casa de Maria, 800 El Bosque Road

Cost: $280-$395

Info: 695-0104 or www.spiritualpaths.net

Cold Spring Picnic

Students have already mingled and forged friendships. Today’s the chance for parents to do the same.

When: 5 pm to 6 pm

Where: Cold Spring School, 2243 Sycamore Canyon Road

Info: 969-2678

Variety Show

Montecito Frame hosts “Variety Show” in September. Show is open to any medium as long as it is ready to hang. Call for entries begins on August 29 from 10 am to 2 pm. Each entry fee is $10 per piece; up to three pieces.

When: 6 pm to 8 pm

Where: 1224K Coast Village Road

Info: 969-1129

MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 11

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

TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 12

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