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


Divine Inspiration Gallery of Fine Art

Divine Inspiration Gallery of Fine Art showcases “Ocean Inspirations,” a collection of art from well-known local painters with works of our coast. Artist reception is held on June 9 from 1 pm to 4 pm.

When: Wednesday thru Saturday 11 am to 4 pm

Where: 619 Linden Avenue, Carpinteria

Info: 684-1174


Saint Joseph’s Annual Festival

Enjoy traditional Mexican fare with family recipes and Secret Seasonings, chicken dinners, beef tacos, barbecue tri-tip sandwiches, burritos, hot dogs, French fries, cotton candy and popcorn; Home-made lemonade, beer, wine, home-style strawberry shortcake and other treats.

Live Entertainment offered up by Alma De Mexico & Cruz Dance Studios along with a lively Mariachi band from Camarillo and other surprise musical groups.

Children’s Corner for tots and toddlers with “Easy Rider” type rides and age-appropriate games and prizes, like a merry-go-round, “The Bounce,” and more. There are also large & scary rides for youth, the “young-at-heart,” and brave adults. The Country Store features fresh food, vegetables, flowers, tasty beverages, and plants.

Cash Prizes – Grand Prize Drawing: $2,500; 2nd Prize: $1,000 & 3rd Prize: $500; Raffle Drawings on the hour; for more info go to: Festival@stjosephchurch.org

When: Friday July 6 (5 pm to 11 pm) through Sunday July 8 (noon to 10 pm)

Where: In Carpinteria at El Carro & Linden Ave. (free Seaside Trolley ride from Carpinteria train station)

Cost: Free Parking and Free Admission


Santa Barbara Polo & Racquet Club is 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

Music Academy begins

Get ready for the invasion of the music makers. Some 139 students and 50 faculty members and visiting artists gather in Montecito for a summer festival that boasts nearly 200 classical music events, from master classes to picnic concerts to full festival orchestra performances. This week’s highlights: opening session of all the master classes, including introduction of the season’s vocalists and vocal pianists on Tuesday afternoon. See “Classical Connection” in this issue for a feature story, and get a full schedule and details online at www.musicacademy.org or call 969-8787


A Midsummer Night’s Dream

Based on the immortal tale by William Shakespeare, “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” has been performed by the Royal Ballet of England, the New York City Ballet and now by the Montecito School of Ballet.

When: 7:30 pm

Where: Marjorie Luke Theatre, 721 East Cota Street

Cost: $17 adults, $14 students, $12 children

Info: 451-0553

In your palm

Montecito’s agricultural treasure Lotusland hosts a special event dedicated to palm trees, featuring palm expert Dr. Donald Hodel profiling the different varieties within the species and their culture and management followed by a walking tour of some of the specimens on the property. Wine and hors d’oeuvres will be served.

When: 1:30-4pm

Where: 695 Ashley Rd.

Cost: $65 ($15 discount for Lotusland members)

Info: 969-9990 or www.lotusland.org

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. Tonight showcases torch songs and classic Jazz. Vocals by Mindy Mass and Margie Nelson, Woody DeMarco on keyboard, Hank Allen on bass, and Rex Harte on drums.

When: 8:30 pm to 10:30 pm

Where: 1014 Coast Village Road

Price: free

Info: 969-7565


For Review

Montecito Board of Architectural Review meets for second 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


It’s a Plan

Montecito Planning Commission holds monthly hearing. Get copy of agenda at www.sbcountyplanning.org

When: 9 am

Where: 123 East Anapamu Street, Room 17

Info: 568-2000

A Life Fully Lived

Pacifica Graduate Institute invites patrons to tour its Archives and Research Center. A presentation by Elise Collins-Shield, executive director, presents dialogue, debate and discussion about broad cultural issues.

When: 4 pm to 6 pm

Where: 801 Ladera Lane

Cost: $20 for members, $22 for non-members

Info: Shannon@shannonmileslmft.com

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