Community Calendar by Miranda Green (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

New Orleans Style Live Jazz and Dixieland Music

When: 6 pm - 8 pm

Where: Peabody’s, 1198 Coast Village Road

Cost: No cover charge

Info: 969-0834

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

ONGOING

Casa Del Herrero

Casa Del Herrero opens its doors for the summer with tours open to the public. The 1925 George Washington Smith home is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and is furnished in 19th-century Spanish antiques.

When: Wednesdays and Saturdays, 10 am to 2 pm

Where: 1387 East Valley Road

Cost: $20 per person

Info: 565-5653

ART ON DISPLAY

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

POLO SEASON

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

Cost: $10 admission on Sundays only

Info: 684-6683

MUSIC ACADEMY OF THE WEST

Masterclasses are featured on a multitude of instruments ranging from horns to bassoons and also vocals. Through a technique the Academy calls “learning through performance”, audience members can watch as students perform on stage and are subsequently critiqued by a teacher.

When: Offered daily during the week from 1 pm - 3:15 pm

Where: Music Academy of the West, 1070 Fairway Road

Cost: Varies

Info: 969-8787

SPECIAL GUEST PERFORMANCES

Beginning July 17, Music Academy of the West presents Tuesdays @ 8, an opportunity for listeners to see guests perform beloved favorites and lesser-known treasures of the chamber repertoire.

When: 8 pm

Where: Lobero Theatre, 33 East Canon Perdido St.

Info: Subscriptions and single tickets available at 969-8787

WEDNESDAY, JULY 11

Special Montecito Union School Board Meeting

Where: 385 San Ysidro Rd Montecito Union School, library conference room

When: 6 pm

Info: 969-3249

THURSDAY, JULY 12

MERRAG Training Opportunity

The National Incident Management System (NIMS) is offering classes for those interested in better preparing themselves to assist the community in times of disaster. The training includes learning all aspects of how NIMS runs and how it helps the community.

When: 3:15- 5 pm

Where: 595 San Ysidro Rd, Montecito Fire House

Info: 969-2537, reservations required

FRIDAY, JULY 13

Cocktail Party in Support of Republican Leadership Council

RLC fundraiser features an evening with special guests The Honorable Michael Steele (former Lt. Governor of Maryland) and former New Jersey Governor and EPA Administrator Christine Todd Whitman. Emcee is former U.S. Congressman Michael Huffington. Held at the house of Mary Belle and Tom Snow, a VIP cocktail hour and photo op followed by a reception will be offered.

When: 6:30 pm

Where: Call for information Cost: General Reception $250 per person; VIP Reception $1,000

Info: David Lack Construction at 805-963-3600 or RLC-PAC at 949-753-0860

SATURDAY, JULY 14

Academy Festival Orchestra

Presented by the Music Academy of the West, this production is conducted by the principal guest conductor of the Orchestra Nazionale della Rai, Jeffrey Tate. In the festival, Tate conducts the fifth symphonies of Beethoven and Sibelius.

When: 8 pm

Where: Lobero Theatre, 33 East Canon Perdido St.

Info: tickets available at 969-8787

SUNDAY, JULY 15

An Evening with Stephen Stills

Founding member of the 1960’s band Buffalo Springfield and member of Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young, Stills performs in Santa Barbara with the 40th anniversary of The Summer of Love upon us. The two-time Rock n Roll Hall of famer performs with The Stephen Stills Band.

When: 7:30 pm

Where: Marjorie Luke Theatre, 721 East Cota Street

Cost: Section A tickets are 67.50 and Section B tickets are 57.50.

Info: 963-0761

WEDNESDAY, JULY 18

Caregiver Support Group

The meeting is offered as support to anyone who is the caregiver of an elderly or dependent adult.

When: 10 am- 11:30 am

Where: Friendship Center, 89 Eucalyptus Lane, Montecito

Info: 969-0859

THURSDAY, JULY 19

Nothing But Nets

This fundraiser’s purpose is to raise money to buy treated mosquito nets for families in Africa to help combat Malaria. One Hundred percent of proceeds go to the cause. Guitar music, hors d’ oeuvres and a silent auction are offered.

When: 7 pm- 10 pm

Where: Santa Barbara Polo and Racquet Club, 3375 Foothill Road

Cost: $50 per person

Info: 570-9011

Takacs Quartet

While keeping a two-week residency at the Music Academy of the West, renowned string quartet performs recitals featuring works such as Dvorak: String Quartet in F Major and Beethoven: String Quartet No. 14 in C-sharp Minor.

When: 8 pm

Where: Lobero Theatre, 33 East Canon Perdido St.

Cost: $40

Info: 969-8787

SATURDAY, JULY 21

Concerto Night

For this performance, resident conductor of San Francisco Symphony Edwin Outwater leads performances by gifted winners of Music Academy of the West’s 2007 Concerto Competition. Prior to performance tickets are available for student winner’s rehearsal performance in which a full public showing will be given.

When: performance at 8 pm and rehearsal at 9:30 am

Where: Lobero Theatre, 33 East Canon Perdido St.

Cost: $48 for performance and $20 for full rehearsal

Info: 969-8787

SUNDAY, JULY 22

RSVP

The Montecito-Hope Ranch Republican Women’s Club is sponsoring a dinner at El Paseo with proceeds benefiting club’s Youth Scholarship Program. Dinner is Fiesta inspired and includes free valet. Entertainment by The Spirit of Fiesta herself, and both a silent and live auction are offered.

When: 3:30 pm– 6 pm

Where: 10 El Paseo

Cost: $45 per person. Tickets available July 18

Info: 687-0514

Thomas Hampson Recital

Alumnus of the Music Academy of the West, Thomas Hampson has performed on many of the world’s major concert and opera stages. Known for his versatility in opera, operetta, musical, oratorio and recital, Hampson performs in recital at the Lobero Theatre.

When: 8 pm

Cost: $37

Info: 969-8787