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: Reservations suggested. 969-0834

EVERY SUNDAY

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

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

Terrific Tuesdays

Four Seasons Biltmore offers “Terrific Tuesday” every Tuesday in the Ty Lounge. New drink special every month, featuring select wine and cocktail, with 50% off second drink, as well as special menu of bite-sized appetizers. Also, beginning at 6 pm, performance by Montecito’s longtime favorite pianist Al Reese.

When: 5:30 pm to 8:30 pm

Where: 1260 Channel Drive

Info: 969-2261

POLO SEASON

Santa Barbara Polo & Racquet Club is back into the 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 OF THE WEST

Master classes 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

SUMMER READING PROGRAM

Offered by the Montecito Branch Public Library, children and teens are encouraged to demonstrate their love for books through participation in this program. Kids are welcome to visit the Library at anytime where they can report on what they have read and will be helped to pick new novels.

When: Through August 13

Where: Montecito Branch Public Library, 1469 East Valley Road

Info: 969-5063

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

SATURDAY, JULY 21

GROSS-fest For Kids

The Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History encourages kids to take part in a day exploring all things sticky, slimy, and oozy. The day long festival includes a "Yucky Presentation of Oozing Gross Stuff" by renowned author of the book GROSSOLOGY, Sylvia Branzei.

When: 10 am- 5 pm

Where: Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History, 2559 Puesta del Sol Road

Cost: Admission is free for members, $8 for Adults, $7 for seniors, and $5 for children. Tickets for the special presentation are $5 for members and $7 for non-members.

Info: 682-4711

SUNDAY, JULY 22

The Montecito Hope Ranch Republican Women’s Club

The Montecito Hope Ranch Republican Women’s Club is sponsoring a dinner at historic El Paseo with proceeds benefiting the club’s Youth Scholarship Program. The 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

TUESDAY, JULY 24

An Event With Spider and Fly

Children are invited to come meet their favorite characters from the Adventures of Spider and Fly. The characters will perform in a puppet show for all to see.

When: 2:30 pm

Where: Montecito Branch Public Library, 1469 East Valley Road

Info: 969-5063

SATURDAY, JULY 28

Parents’ Night Out

Parents are encouraged to drop off their kids ages 5-12 at the Ty Warner Sea Center for a night of marine animal encounters, hands-on activities, pizza, movies, and crafty science fun.

When: 6- 8:30 pm

Where: Ty Warner Sea Center, 211 Stearns Wharf

Cost: For members its $20 for the first child and $15 for each additional child. For non-members its $25 for the first child and $20 for each additional child.

Info: Reservations required. 962-2526 ext. 109

LotusFest

In Celebration of the newly blooming Lotus Flowers, Lotusland offers an afternoon of wine tasting, hors d’ oeuvres, jazz with the Vajra, and a view of the 37-acre estate garden.

When: 2-5 pm

Where: Lotusland

Cost: $60 for members and $75 for non-members

Info: Reservations required. 969-9990