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: Now 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

ART GALLERIES

Montecito Frame

Now through October 30, Montecito Frame is featuring recent works of local watercolor artist Stephen Newman.

When: Monday thru Friday, 9 am to 5 pm, Saturday, 11 am to 4 pm

Where: Montecito Frame, 1224 K Coast Village Road

Info: 969-1129

LIT MOON WORLD SHAKESPEARE FESTIVAL

Santa Barbara hosts first international Shakespeare festival in the nation. Festival uses six Santa Barbara venues to showcase work of seven theater companies representing five countries. Of the 26 performances, three works are world premieres: “As You Like It,” by the State Puppet Theatre from Bourgas, Bulgaria; “Timon of Athens,” by Theatre Artists Group/Theatre UCSB; and “The Tempest,” by Lit Moon Theatre Company. John Blondell, Westmont College theater arts professor and artistic director for Lit Moon Theatre Company, directs three plays, including two Westmont co-productions, “Hamlet” and “King Richard II.” For more info visit www.litmoon.com

Showtimes

Hamlet

Thursday, October 12 at 7 pm and Saturday, October 14 at 2 pm

That (Famous Scottish) Play

Thursday, October 12, 9 pm and Saturday, October 14 at noon

Juliet & Romeo

Sunday, October 15 at 9 pm, Tuesday, October 17 at 9 pm and Friday, October 13 at 7 pm

King Richard II

Friday, October 13 at 9 pm, Sunday, October 15 at 4 pm, and Monday, October 16 at 8 pm

Timon of Athens

Saturday, October 14 at 4 pm, Saturday, October 21 at 8 pm and Sunday, October 22 at 2 pm

Othello

Saturday, October 14, 9 pm Sunday and Tuesday, October 15 & 17, 7 pm

Romeo and Juliet

Thursday and Friday, October 19 and 20, 7 pm

“Shakespeare and Globalized Performance” (lecture)

Saturday, October 21, 10 am

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 12

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

Caregiver Support Group

Join the 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, RN. 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

The Road to ‘Rome’

Montecito resident Josh Conviser, author-screenwriter and creator of HBO series “Rome,” discusses Hollywood adventures and his new novel, “Echelon.”

When: 7:30 pm

Where: Borders Books, 900 State Street

Price: free

Info: 698-2025

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 13

Jazzing It Up At Peabody’s

Len Berman’s Jazz Plus New Orleans Style Jazz performs tonight at Peabody’s.

When: 6 pm to 8 pm

Where: 1198 Coast Village Road

Info: 969-0834

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 14

A Parody of Charity

Honoring the tenth anniversary of the 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 piano virtuoso Gil Rosas bring to life 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

MONDAY, OCTOBER 16

Masterplan Review

Montecito Planning Commission holds special hearing to review Westmont College’s redesign of its development plan.

When: 9 am

Where: 123 East Anapamu Street, Room 17

Info: 568-2000

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 18

It’s a Plan

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

When: 9 am

Where: 123 East Anapamu Street, Room 17

Info: 568-2000

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 19

Book Discussions

Come to the Montecito Library and discuss your favorite essays from “My California: Journeys by Great Writers,” collection of 27 essays by California writers.

When: 2 pm to 3:30 pm

Where: 1469 East Valley Road

Info: 564-5634

MONDAY OCTOBER 23

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, OCTOBER, 25

Winemaker Dinner

Four Seasons Biltmore Hotel hosts 2006 fall winemakers dinner. Second showcase in series hosts Dave Corey, owner and winemaker of CORE.

When: Call for information

Where: La Marina Room, 1260 Channel Drive

Info: 565-8232