(If you have a Montecito Event, or an event that concerns Montecito, please contact us at (805) 565-1860, fax (805) 969-6654 or email: tim@montecitojournal.net)


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


Mad Hatters

The 10th annual Transition House Auxiliary Mad Hatter luncheon. This year’s theme, “A Bit of Broadway,” featuring “Razzle Dazzle Dancers” Glory Lamb and MJ columnist Erin Graffy. Andy Lo Russo, the singing chef, is MC.

When: May 16, 11:30 am

Where: Fess Parker DoubleTree, 633 East Cabrillo Boulevard

Cost: $90

Info: Gayla Visalli 682-6516


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


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: 11 am to 2 pm

Cost: $175 to $5,000

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


Safe Routes to School

Safe Routes to School holds a special meeting. First district supervisor, Salud Carbajal and the Montecito Association will be attending.

When: 3:30 pm

Where: Cold Spring School, 2243 Sycamore Canyon Road

Info: 969-2678

Polo Season Begins

Santa Barbara Polo & Racquet Club gets back into swing of things as 2007 polo season gets underway. Late spring session – which last through late June – brings matches featuring teams rated at 8-12 goals. The two-week Lisle Nixon Memorial tournament kicks things off today, with matches scheduled every Friday and Sunday at 1 pm and 3 pm.

Where: 3375 Foothill Road, Carpinteria,

Cost: $10 admission on Sundays only

Info: 684-6683

Arbor Day

Cold Spring School celebrates Arbor Day with fun-filled afternoon of playing around in the dirt and planting trees.

When: 12:20 pm

Where: Cold Spring School, 2243 Sycamore Canyon Road

Info: 969-2678

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


May Madness

Christmas in Montecito comes early again, as usual. Music Academy of the West hosts village’s biggest estate sale with treasure trove of bargains. Take your pick from clothing, furniture, exercise equipment, fine china, silver, jewelry and enough to fill your house and your friends’ houses.

When: 9 am to 3 pm

Where: Music Academy of the West, 1070 Fairway Road

Info: 969-8787

Debuting Artist

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

When: 10 am to 5 pm

Where: 1213 Coast Village Road

Info: Evon de Meistre, 969-2517

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: 5:30 pm to 11 pm

Where: 1795 San Leandro Lane

Cost: $155 per person

Info: Kerrey Bumgarner, 969-7732 ext. 117


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.

When: 1 pm to 5 pm

Cost: $75

Info: 967-4173


For Review

Montecito Board of Architectural Review meets for first of two meetings this month. Call its downtown office for copy of agenda.

When: 3 pm

Where: 123 East Anapamu Street, Room 17

Info: 568-2000


On the Agenda

Montecito Association Board of Directors meets for monthly meeting.

When: 4 pm

Where: Montecito Hall, 1469 East Valley Road

Info: 969-2026