(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)

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 WEEKEND

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

Polo Season Begins

Santa Barbara Polo & Racquet Club gets back into swing of things as 2007 polo season gets underway. Late spring session – which lasts through late June – brings matches featuring teams rated at 8-12 goals. The two-week Lisle Nixon Memorial tournament finishes this weekend, 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

THURSDAY, MAY 17

Horace Mann Awards

Antioch University honors philanthropist Leslie Ridley-Tree and State Street Ballet artistic director Rodney Gustafson for embodying humanitarian ideals set forth by Horace Mann, founder of Antioch, at the school’s third annual awards luncheon.

When: 11:30 am to 1:30 pm

Where: Four Seasons Biltmore, 1260 Channel Drive

Cost: $100

Info: 962-8179, ext. 321 or 170

Women of Purpose Luncheon

Hillside House presents Women of Purpose, its fourth annual benefit luncheon. Keynote speaker Heather Whitestone McCallum, who was declared deaf at the age of 18 months old and made an improbable and heroic rise to become Miss America in 1995, speaks on topic, “With God’s Help, Anything Is Possible.”

When: 11:15 am to 2 pm

Where: El Mirador, 800 Cold Spring Road

Info: Curt Lauber, 805-687-0788, ext. 15

FRIDAY, MAY 18

GOP Women’s Meeting

Santa Barbara County Sheriff Bill Brown speaks at the next luncheon meeting of the Montecito Hope Ranch Republican Women’s Club. Public welcome to attend. Call for reservations.

When: 11:30 am

Where: Montecito Country Club, 920 Summit Road

Cost: $30

Info: 687-6930

Cam Pac Premiere

The season-closing concert from Santa Barbara’s chamber music ensemble also marks the inception of a three-year commission with Irish composer Ian Wilson. Camerata Pacifica premieres Wilson’s “Messenger”, Concerto for Violin and Chamber Ensemble, with Camerata’s Catherine Leonard, considered Ireland’s leading violinist, taking the solo role. The nine-musician-strong ensemble (for this concert) also plays Stravinsky’s Septet and Copland’s “Appalachian Spring.”

When: 1 pm & 7:30 pm

Where: Lehmann Hall at Music Academy of the West, 1070 Fairway Road

Cost: $20 (1 pm) & $48 (7:30 pm)

Info: 884-8410

SATURDAY, MAY 19

An Evening of Jazz

Vocalists Margie Nelson and Mindy Mass perform torch songs, classic jazz and sensational standards with Woody de Marco on keyboards, Hank Allen on bass and Rex Harte or drums and percussion.

When: 8:30 pm to 10:30 pm

Where: Tsunami Restaurant, 1014 Coast Village Road

Cost: free

Info: 969-7565

SUNDAY, MAY 20

Sacred Space Garden Tour

The Sacred Space sponsors garden tour of five Montecito gardens. All proceeds benefit Foodbank of Santa Barbara County. Tour concludes with reception of wine and appetizers at The Sacred Space, in Summerland.

When: 1:30 pm to 4:30 pm

Where: 2594 Lillie avenue, Summerland

Cost: $65

Info: 967-5741, ext. 104

Here's the Story

Montecito author of 14 children's books, Marni McGee, hosts free event with two-pronged objective: inspire kids to read and bring attention to local non-profit, Storyteller Children’s Center. For StoryFaire, McGee and other writers read from their published works in afternoon event that offers crafts tables and free food and beverages.

When: 2 pm to 5 pm

Where: Crane School, 1795 San Leandro Lane

Info: Jenny Edwards, 682-9585

TUESDAY, MAY 22

Track Meet

Our Lady of Mount Carmel and Cold Spring School’s track meet for grades three through six.

When: 3:30 pm

Where: Cold Spring School, 2243 Sycamore Canyon Road

Info: 969-2678

THURSDAY, MAY 24

Book Signing at Tecolote

David Post, author of “Nothing to See Here,” offers a book signing at Tecolote Book Shop in the Upper Village. Ed Miller, founder and former editor of The Harvard Post, hails the book as a “kind of story every small-town newspaper editor suspects is lurking behind the trimmed hedges and neocolonial facades but almost never gets to write about.... utterly gripping and shot through with psychological insight.”

When: 5 pm to 6:30 pm

Where: 1470 East Valley Road

Cost: Free

Info: 969-4977