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


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. Thursday, September 21, Jazz trio featuring Nicole Lvoff (vocals), Dave Campos (piano) and Jack Joshua (bass).

When: 8:30 pm to 10:30 pm

Where: 1014 Coast Village Road

Price: free

Info: 969-7565


The Eli Luria Method

As part of Santa Barbara City College’s Adult Ed program, join Montecito artist, traveler and journalist J’Amy Brown to learn to sketch as a way of recording your experiences. Brown combines her own vast know-how with the methods of the late Eli Luria, beloved Montecito philanthropist and illustrator, cartoonist and sketch artist. Luria’s easy sketch method requires no skill but, as he always encouraged, allows you to “just get into the fun of it and do it from the heart, not the head.” Luria’s wife, Leatrice Luria, will also participate in the class. Award-winning photographer Sylvia Abualy will also be on hand to demonstrate ways to take travel photos that tell the story.

When: September 30, 10 am to 1 pm, registration begins at 9:30 am

Where: Santa Barbara City College Wake Center, Room 1, 300 North Turnpike Road

Info: J’Amy Brown, 969-5515


Camerata Opens Season

Beethoven, Rachmaninoff and Schubert comprise program for season-opening concert from Santa Barbara’s nifty chamber music ensemble, Camerata Pacifica. Ensemble’s mainstay musicians, including pianists Warren Jones and Robert Theis, violinist Catherine Leonard and cellist Ani Aznavoorian, comprise players for this concert.

When: 1 pm and 7:30 pm

Where: Lehmann Hall at Music Academy of the West, 1070 Fairway Road

Info: 884-8410

Price: $20 (1 pm); $48



Hit the trails and have a party. Montecito Trail Foundation’s Annual BBQ kicks off day with early morning of guided hiking, biking and horseback (horses not provided). Afternoon BBQ includes music by Steve Woods, dancing and silent auction.

When: 9 am to 4 pm

Where: Coffin Montecito Valley Ranch

Price: $50 for non-members; members $35 and $15 for children

Info: Montecito Trails Foundation 568-0833


Music at Lotusland

Grammy nominee Tierney Sutton, along with her band, jazzes up audience at Lotusland. Cocktails and hors d’oeuvres are served after the performance. All proceeds benefit Ganna Walska Lotusland.

Where: 695 Ashley Road

Info: 969-3767


Town Hall Meeting

Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Department, in cooperation with the Montecito Association and California Highway Patrol, hosts Town Hall meeting. Public is invited for this forum designed to stimulate discussion about crime and safety in Montecito.

When: 7 pm to 8 pm

Where: Montecito Union School auditorium, 385 San Ysidro Road

Info: 969-2026


Caregiver Support Group

Caregiver education and support group facilitated by Eryn Eckert. 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: Sharon Campbell 969-0859


Lunch with Linda

Teddy Bear Cancer Foundation hosts benefit luncheon with special guest Linda Armstrong Kelly, mother of seven-time Tour de France champion Lance Armstrong and bestselling author of “No Mountain High Enough – Raising Lance, Raising Me.” Armstrong shares anecdotes and advice and signs copies of her book.

When: 11 am to 2 pm

Where: Four Seasons Biltmore Hotel, 1260 Channel Drive

Info: Nikki Simon-Katz 962-7466


Secord Speaks

Montecito Hope Ranch Republican Women's Club invites City Councilman Dan Secord to speak at luncheon meeting. Dr. Secord, who is running for Second District Supervisor, makes his case why he deserves the coveted seat.

When: 11:30 am

Where: Montecito Country Club, 920 Summit Road

Price: $30

Info: J. Petlow 964-1854


Stuttering is ‘OK’

Madison Garcia, a sophomore political science major at Westmont College, started the first fully established and chartered Santa Barbara chapter of the National Stuttering Association. She says her “goal and mission is to let people know that you have to realize that [stuttering is] OK or you will make your life so difficult.” The group meets tonight in gathering that’s open to the public.

When: 7 pm

Where: Carroll Observatory, 955 La Paz Road

Info: 626-786-3195


Grief Recovery Workshop

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

When: call

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

Info: Carol Bussel 969-5041, x 241

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