(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

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. 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

RSVP

Music Academy of the West

Music Academy of the West Board member Robert W. Weinman presents multimedia preview of the Music Academy’s upcoming Summer Festival. Featuring slides, video and discussion, presentation highlights notable Summer Festival events and programming including insights into the composers whose works will be performed throughout eight-week festival. The preview, which lasts approximately an hour and 15 minutes, is geared to both first-time festival-goers and seasoned patrons who want to know what is particularly exciting about this year’s musical offerings.

When: Thursday, June 7, 5:30 pm

Where: Lehmann Hall, 1070 Fairway Road

Info: 695-7908

Tear Down This Wall

Young America’s Foundation presents “Mr. Gorbachev, open this gate! Mr. Gorbachev, tear down this wall!,” a 20th anniversary celebration of President Ronald Reagan’s Berlin Wall address. Highlight of the celebration, to be held at the Reagan Ranch Center, will be evening reception followed by conversation between radio talk show host and author, Michael Medved and the man who wrote President Reagan’s famous speech, Peter Robinson.

When: June 12, 12 pm to 9 pm

Where: 217 State Street

Cost: $45 per person

RSVP: Marisa Glatzer, 1-888-USA-1776

THURSDAY, MAY 24

Book Signing at Tecolote

David Post, author of “Nothing to See Here,” offers 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

Vibes and Chops

Crane Country Day School’s two xylophone groups Vibes and Chops present a free concert to the public.

When: 6:30 pm

Where: Cate Hall, Crane School, 1795 San Leandro Lane

Info: 969-7732, ext. 105

FRIDAY, MAY 25

Jazzing It Up At Peabody’s

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

When: 6 pm to 8 pm

Where: 1198 Coast Village Road

Info: 969-0834

TUESDAY, MAY 29

It’s a Plan

Montecito Planning Commission holds special retreat. Meeting includes training issues (legal/land use principles, new planning commission orientation needs, overview of documents); staff relationships (staff reports, presentation of projects, hearing support practices, recommendations to the board); commission meeting procedures (presentation times by applicants, ex-parte procedures, site visit procedures, continuances, decorum of meetings, motions, conditions); and commission policy considerations (presentations to the board, presentations by boards of architectural review to the commission and development of project conditions).

When: 9 am

Where: 1404 De la Vina Street

Info: 568-2000

WEDNESDAY, MAY 30

Shining Stars

Santa Barbara Rape Crisis Center holds annual Shining Star Benefit Luncheon. Event recognizes Women’s Fund of Santa Barbara and Carol Mosely, director of the UCSB Rape Prevention Education Program, for their contributions to educating about sexual violence.

When: 11:30 am to 2 pm

Where: 1260 Channel Drive, Four Seasons Biltmore Hotel

Info: 963-6832

THURSDAY, MAY 31

Off to See the Wizard

Obeying an annual tradition that is a rite of passage for every Montecito Union School student, the sixth grade class will put on its end-of-the-year musical. This year’s offering? “The Wizard of Oz,” with performances to be held today and tomorrow.

When: 12:45 pm & 7 pm

Where: Montecito Union School, 385 San Ysidro Road

Info: 969-3249