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

AT THE 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

Westmont Reynolds Gallery

Now through December 15, Westmont displays custom-made teapots, cups and other unique ceramic works from 18 national and international artists. Local artist Christopher Rupp has spent eight months organizing and compiling this collection.

When: Monday thru Friday, 8:30 am to 4:30 pm, Saturdays, 11 am to 2 pm

Where: Westmont’s Reynolds Gallery, 955 La Paz Road

Info: 565-6162

RSVP

The CCC presents…

Channel City Club invites Henry D. Sokolski, executive director of the Nonproliferation Policy Education Center, a Washington-based nonprofit organization to promote better understanding of strategic weapons proliferation issues, to present “Three Things We Should Do To Hedge Against A Nuclear-Ready Iran.”

When: November 29, 11:30 am

Where: Fess Parker’s DoubleTree Resort, 633 East Cabrillo Boulevard

Info: 884-6636

RSVP before November 24

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 16

Winemaker Dinner

Four Seasons Biltmore Hotel hosts 2006 fall winemakers dinner. Third showcase in series, Executive Chef Martin Frost prepares unique, multi-course meal to complementing wines from Melville Winery.

When: Call for information

Where: La Marina Room, 1260 Channel Drive

Info: 565-8232

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 17

GOP Women Meeting

Montecito Hope Ranch Republican Women’s Club honors veterans, active military and troops in Iraq. Colonel James Pattillo (ret.) speaks about serving his country and his experiences in the military. Women’s Club also elects officers for 2007.

When: 11:30 am; lunch served at noon

Price: $30

Info: Jennie Petlow, 964-1854

SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 19

Building Green

Montecito resident Kevin Contreras, showcases innovative ways to build environmentally friendly homes in his new KCET TV series, “Building Green.” He introduces simple products and techniques you can use to create a more energy-efficient home environment. Throughout the course of the series, Contreras and his team chronicle the building of a new “straw house”, detailing simple ways to make new homes more environmentally savvy. From easy weekend projects to complete home building, Contreras covers all aspects of how to make your home greener.

When: 5:30 pm

Where: KCET Channel 28

Info: www.buildinggreentv.com