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 Peabody’s

Peabody’s has live music every Sunday featuring The Legrand Trio. Trio plays and sings to American jazz and popular music from the 1920s and ’30s.

When: 1 pm on Sundays

Where: Peabody’s, 1198 Coast Village Road

Info: 969-0834

Bob Long Live

Winner of the Scott Joplin Piano Award and voted “Entertainer of the Year” in San Diego, Bob Long plays every weekend at the DoubleTree Lounge.

When: Fridays and Saturdays, 8 pm to 11 pm

Where: Fess Parker's DoubleTree, 633 East Cabrillo Boulevard

Info: www.BobLongPiano.com


Garden Tour & Birdhouse Auction

Join CAMA Women’s Board for Seventh Annual Hidden Gardens Tour. Spend Sunday afternoon touring gardens at several Montecito estates. Appetizers and wine will be served along with auction featuring one-of-a-kind birdhouses designed by artists and personalities of Santa Barbara area. John Palminteri returns as auctioneer.

Reservations: due by May 1

Info: 967-4173

Power Women and Girls

Girls Incorporated of Greater Santa Barbara celebrates 22nd annual One Hundred Committee Luncheon. Event focuses on women helping girls and raising scholarship funds for girls between 4.5 and 18 years old.

When: Thursday, May 3

Cost: $175 to $5,000

Info: Alexandra Halsey, 963-4757, ext. 16

Going, Going Green

Crane holds its annual fundraiser, “Sprouting Green,” which celebrates “greening” of Crane with such efforts as serving locally produced organic lunches, changing light bulbs to save energy and starting new composting program. Night includes drinks with dinner, live auction and dancing. Raffle features one-year lease for 2007 Toyota Prius.

When: May 5, 5:30 pm to 11 pm

Where: 1795 San Leandro Lane

Cost: $155 per person

Info: Kerrey Bumgarner, 969-7732 ext. 117

Debuting Artist

A.H. Gaspar Jeweler hosts jewelry debut of Angelia de Meistre, a 16-year-old Montecito resident. All proceeds benefit El Campo del Sol, summer camp for underprivileged local children.

When: May 5, 10 am to 5 pm

Where: 1213 Coast Village Road

Info: Evon de Meistre, 969-2517

The Insatiable Quench

Retreat and conference for women exploring the question, “What is the thirst and what is the water that might quench it?” Jean Shinoda Bolen, a Jungian analyst and author of “Urgent Message from Mother, Save the World” calls upon women to respond to the “planetary crisis: Mother Earth and life upon it is thirsting for the feminine principle and sacred feminine.”

When: May 4 at 7 pm to May 6 at 1 pm

Where: La Casa De Maria, 800 El Bosque Road

Cost: $280 overnight, $180 Commuter

Info: 969-5031


Faulkner West Gallery

Showcasing work of longtime Montecito resident Pat Bartz. Born and raised in Montecito, Pat went to Santa Barbara City College and earned full scholarship to Santa Barbara Art Institute. His artwork is on display until April 30.

When: Monday through Thursday 10 am to 9 pm, Friday and Saturday 5:30 pm

Where: Faulkner West Gallery, Santa Barbara Public Library, 40 East Anapamu Street

Info: 564-5608

Reynolds Gallery

Now through May 5, Reynolds Gallery showcases independent projects of 16 Westmont seniors. Show consists of strong variety of work in sculpture, painting, printmaking, drawing, graphics and photography.

When: Monday through Saturday, 11 am to 5 pm

Where: Reynolds Gallery, 955 La Paz Road

Info: 565-6162

Divine Inspiration Gallery of Fine Art

Now through May 12, Divine Inspiration Gallery of Fine Art showcases “Through the Lens… Windows of Soul,” collection of photography from local artists.

When: Wednesday thru Saturday, 11 am to 4 pm

Where: 619 Linden Avenue, Carpinteria

Info: 684-1174


Song of Fred and Ginger

Gale McNeeley, BreAnne Murphy, Chuck McLane and Betty Faas bring Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers to life at the Montecito Library. Show includes songs, dance and comic parody.

When: 7 pm

Where: 1469 East Valley Road

Cost: Free

Info: 925-1882


Crane Chess Tournament

Crane Country Day School co-hosts chess workshop open to all Santa Barbara children in grades K-12. No experience is required.

When: Workshop on Friday, April 27 from 3 pm to 6 pm, and tournament on April 28, from 8 am to 3 pm

Where: Crane School, 1795 San Leandro Lane

Cost: $25

Info: Karen Ohrn, 969-7732, ext. 329


Jazzing it up at Peabody’s

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

When: 6 pm to 8 pm

Where: 1198 Coast Village Road

Info: 969-0834


MERRAG Needs You

Montecito Emergency Response & Recovery Action Group (MERRAG) has been asked to help in an evacuation exercise conducted by the City of Santa Barbara. MERRAG volunteers are needed to assist with this training exercise.

When: 7:30 am

Where: Montecito Fire Station, 595 San Ysidro Road

Info: 969-4200


CCC Luncheon

Channel City Club hosts Colleen Graffy, deputy assistant secretary for public diplomacy – Bureau of European and Eurasian Affairs. Graffy lectures on “How America is Changing its Image Abroad.” Graffy is a member of the International Institute for Strategic Studies, the Royal Institute of International Affairs, The British Institute of International and Comparative Law, The Pilgrims and The British American Project. She was also chairman for the Society of English and American Lawyers.

When: 11:30 am

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

Info: 884-6636


Caregiver Support Group

Caregiver education and support group facilitated by Eryn Eckert. 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: 10 am to 11:30 am

Where: Friendship Center, 89 Eucalyptus Lane

Info: Eryn Eckert, 969-0859

Guided Meditation

Kim Vincent and her husband, Roger Ford, host ongoing spiritual workshop for people who need healing from within. When: First Wednesday of each month, 7:15 pm to 8:45 pm

Where: Montecito Library, 1469 East Valley Road

Info: Roger or Kim at 640-0211