>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


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


Westmont Reynolds Gallery

Now through December 15, Westmont College 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: Reynolds Gallery, 955 La Paz Road

Info: 565-6162


Holiday Luncheon

Channel City Club hosts Alessandra G. Ranghiasci, a countess from one of Central Italy’s oldest families, to discuss challenges of keeping ancient traditions alive in modern Italy. Montecito Union School Chorus will also be there to perform

Price: $35

Info: 884-6636


Westmont ‘Car Plays’

Westmont College pushes theatrical boundaries with “Car Play,” series of plays that take place in different vehicles. Forty Westmont students perform 16 original plays consecutively inside 16 parked vehicles. Each play is less than 12 minutes and entire show will only last two hours.

When: 7 pm, Friday and Saturday

Where: Hubbard Hall parking lot, 955 La Paz Road

Info: Darcy Galvan 565-6040


One and Only Larry Crandell

Come join Nonprofit Support Center for book signing of Steven Crandell’s “Silver Tongue: Secrets of Mr. Santa Barbara.” Both Steven and his dad, Larry Crandell, the book’s subject and inspiration, are present. Books are available for purchase, with 55% of profits benefiting the NSC Sharon Kayser Scholarship Fund.

When: 8 am to 9:30 am

Where: Paseo Nuevo Cinema

Info: 681-1040 ext. 10 PHOTO CAPTION (A) Steven and Larry Crandell will be on hand at Paseo Nuevo on December 1 to sign copies of “Silver Tongue: Secrets of Mr. Santa Barbara”

Jazzing It Up At Peabody’s

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

When: 5 pm to 7 pm

Where: 1198 Coast Village Road

Info: 969-0834

Violin, Cello Masterclasses

William Preucil and Eric Kim, performers in November 28 Chamber Music Recital at the Music Academy of the West, hold free public masterclasses. Preucil teaches violin masterclass while Kim handles cello portion.

When: 7 pm

Where: Violin masterclass: Lehmann Hall; cello masterclass: Stewart Hall, 1070 Fairway Road

Price: free

Info: 969-4726


Bake and Rummage Sale

To better help our nation’s heroes, The Lehner Foundation, an organization that works with soldiers returning from Afghanistan and Iraq and are dealing with post-traumatic stress disorder, holds large-scale rummage and bake sale today and tomorrow. Proceeds will help open residential treatment center for war veterans.

When: 8 am to 3 pm, today and Sunday

Where: 1944 East Valley Road

Info: Cheryl McPherson 701-2281

Tecolote Book Signing

Local artist and author Patti Jacquemain is at Tecolote Bookshop to sign copies of her first children’s book, “Journey of the Great Bear.” The book follows a grizzly bear and his adventures in California.

When: 1 pm to 3 pm

Where: 1470 East Valley Road

Info: 969-4977


Teddy Bear Tea

Four Seasons Biltmore Hotel hosts Teddy Bear Tea annual charity event, benefiting Cottage Hospital’s Neonatal Care Unit, as well as Council of Christmas Cheer. Guests may bring teddy bear to exchange for Beanie Baby. While Santa Claus and his elves entertain children, parents enjoy tea and pastries.

When: 3 pm

Where: 1260 Channel Drive

Price: $45 adults, $30 children under 12

Info: Anne Test 646-935-4174


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



Montecito Union School’s Parent Teacher Association 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

Caregiver education and support group facilitated by Eryn Eckert. Caregivers of individuals suffering from Alzheimer's 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