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

Price: free

Info: 969-7565

POLO

And They’re Off…

Santa Barbara Polo and Racquet Club hosts fall season. Everyone welcome. Children activities are also provided during the match.

When: October 7 through October 15, matches at 1 pm and 3 pm

Where: 3300 Via Real, Carpinteria

Cost: $10 general; kids under 12 free

Info: 684-6683, www.sbpolo.com

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 14

A Parody of Charity

Honoring tenth anniversary of United Way Red Feather Ball, MJ columnist Erin Graffy has composed a light-hearted play that lampoons the fundraising process. A cast of six plus local piano virtuoso Gil Rosas bring to life a complete catalogue of American standard spoofs, including "As Dimes Roll By" and "I Get a Check out of You."

When: 6 pm to midnight

Where: Bacara Resort & Spa, 8301 Hollister Avenue

Cost: $300 person or $2,750 for table of 10.

Info: 965-8591 or 882-0511, call before October 1

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 28

Pyron Master Class

Cellist Nona Pyron coaches series of master Classes at the Music Academy of the West. Coached classes include piano trios by Beethoven, Dvorak and Chausson, and variety of baroque chamber music.

When: 10 am to 7 pm

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

Info: Nona Pyron, 951-323-3592

Winemaker Dinner

Four Seasons Biltmore Hotel hosts 2006 fall winemakers dinner. Series opens with evening with winemaker and renowned owner Jim Clendenen, from internationally acclaimed winery Au Bon Climat.

When: Call for information

Where: La Marina Room, 1260 Channel Drive

Cost: $125

Info: 565-8232

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 30

MUS Pancake Breakfast

Dads, daughters and sons wake up together, make and eat breakfast together. Montecito Union School puts on pancake breakfast at its campus.

When: 7:30 am to 10 am

Where: Montecito Union, 385 San Ysidro Road

Cost: $7

Info: 969-3249

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 way of recording your experiences. Brown combines her own vast know-how with 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: 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

Tribute to Schwyzer

Members of the Pyron Master Class present musical tribute to their friend and colleague, Hubert Schwyzer, professor emeritus of philosophy at UCSB and frequent participant in the Pyron Master Class. Schwyzer died of cancer on June 22. Public is invited.

When: 7:30 pm

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

Info: Nona Pyron 951-323-3592

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 3

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

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

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 5

Caregiver Support Group

Caregiver education and support group facilitated by Sharon Campbell. 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. This month’s topic: “Activation Procedures.”

When: 3:15 pm

Where: To be announced

Info: Geri Simmons 969-2537

MONDAY, OCTOBER 9

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, OCTOBER 10

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

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 12

Caregiver Support Group

Join Friendship Center for class about dementia, “What Now? What to expect during the dementia journey.” This class is taught in Spanish. Also caregiver education and support group facilitated by Sharon Campbell. 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