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

ART GALLERIES

Montecito Frame

Now through November 28, 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

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 25

Aging & Aching Joints

Visiting Nurse & Hospice Care hosts “Aging & Aching Joints: Options for Treatment,” with Dr. Daniel Craviotto. Evening includes wine and hors d’oeuvres.

When: 4 pm to 6 pm

Where: Montecito Country Club, 920 Summit Road

Price: free

Info: 690-6222

Winemaker Dinner

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

When: Call for information

Where: La Marina Room, 1260 Channel Drive

Info: 565-8232

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 27

GOP Women’s Talk

Montecito Hope Ranch Republican Women meets to discuss propositions on upcoming election ballot. Carol Anderson, former chair of the Santa Barbara Republican Central Committee, reviews each proposition. Q&A follows lunch.

When: 11:30 am

Where: 1129 State Street, Restaurant Nu

Info: 964-1854

Cold Spring Fall Festival

Kids and parents are welcome to participate in Cold Spring School Fall Festival. This year’s event includes two giant inflatable slides, dunk tank, bake sale, face painting and much more. Make sure to dress up in your Halloween costumes.

When: 2 pm to 5:30 pm

Where: 2243 Sycamore Canyon Road

Info: 969-2678

Twilight Time at Lotusland

Take advantage of autumn and twilight at Lotusland, special time of year when the 37-acre garden takes on different colors and eerie shadows. Guests can take docent-guided or self-guided tour, and docents are available throughout the garden to answer questions. Wine and hors d’oeuvres served on the terrace at the top of the main lawn.

When: 3:30 pm to sunset

Price: $40 for Lotusland members; $50 for non-members

Where: 695 Ashley Road

Info: 969-9990

RSVP: www.lotusland.org

Artist Reception

After 10-year absence from the art scene, Stephan Newman remerges with collection of recent work. His work ranges from expressive abstracts to thought-provoking mixed media.

When: 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm

Where: Montecito Frame, 1225 K Coast Village Road

Info: 969-1129

Jazzing Up 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 28

Mish at Lucky’s

Mish Tworkowski, foremost jewelry designer and founder of Mish New York, appears to show his collection of fine jewelry at Coast Village restaurant Lucky’s. Portion of sales benefits Lotusland.

When: 10 am to 5 pm

Where: 1279 Coast Village Road

Info: 969-3767

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 31

MERRAG Meeting

Montecito Emergency Response and Recovery Action Group (MERRAG) holds training seminar. This month’s action item? “District Wide Drill.”

When: 3:15 pm

Where: To be announced

Info: Geri Simmons, 969-2537

Ghost Village Road

For another year, ghosts and ghouls roam the haunted sidewalks of Coast Village Road. Stores participating in the event hand out candy for all those in costume. The staff at the gelateria and deli, Here’s the Scoop, has prepared a pirate-themed haunted house.

When: trick-or-treating at 3 pm; haunted house 4:30 pm to 7:30 pm

Where: 1187 Coast Village Road (lower level)

Info: 969-7020

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 4

Keep It Beautiful

Montecito Association Beautification committee invites you, your family and friends to come celebrate Beautification Day at the Upper Village Green. Festivities start at 9 am with a continental breakfast provided by the Four Seasons Biltmore Hotel. Once you are done with breakfast, it’s off to pick up trash on one of Montecito’s many lanes, streets, trails or beaches. A tee shirt and a bottle of water will be given to all participants before they are assigned a cleanup route.

At 11 am, everyone gathers at the Village Green for the awards presentation recognizing those who, in their own way, keep Montecito beautiful. Then it’s time for some Five Alarm Chili and hot dogs prepared by the Montecito Fire District. Fresh-baked chocolate chip cookies and gelato from Here’s the Scoop will be served.

When: 9 am

Where: Upper Village Green, 1170 East Valley Road

Info: 969-2026

TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 7

On the Board

County Board of Supervisors takes up Ty Warner's Biltmore Seawall appeal. The hotelier is requesting full and unquestioned approval of his Butterfly Beach steps reconstruction with architectural implementations.

When: hearing begins at 9 am

Where: Board of Supervisors Hearing Room, fourth floor, 105 East Anapamu Street

Info: 568-2190

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

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 9

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