EVERY FRIDAY

Coast Village Farmers’ Market

When: 8 am to 11:15 am

Where: Somewhere along Coast Village Road

EVERY TUESDAY

“Terrific 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. Beginning at 6 pm, performance by Montecito’s longtime favorite pianist Al Reese.

When: 5:30 pm to 8:30 pm

Where: Four Seasons Biltmore, 1260 Channel Drive

Info:: 969-2261

ONGOING

Casa Del Herrero Tours

Montecito’s 1925 George Washington Smith “House of the Blacksmith” opens its doors for tours through November.

When: Wednesdays and Saturdays, 10 am to 2 pm

Where: 1387 East Valley Road

Cost:: $20 per person

Info:: 565-5653

Seaside Theatre Company

Presents “The Pony Expresso or The Villain Came to a Grinding Halt” by Rachel Davidson.

When: Fri & Sat 8 pm through September 2

Where: Molly Barbey Theatre, 5315 Foothill Road

Info:: 684-6380

Celebrating the Heirloom Tomato

(Through September 22)

Piatti honors the noble heirloom tomato during local harvest season with special menu featuring the New World’s most intriguing fruit-vegetable. General Manager Sarah Rudd promises that, “Our chef and wine buyer have researched each dish and paired them with wine that will complement all ingredients and flavors.” Even so, a full bottle of the house red – Piatti Merlot – is only $23, and that’s usually good enough for us!

When: Lunch & dinner, daily

Where: Piatti, 516 San Ysidro Road

Info:: 969-7520

FRIDAY, AUGUST 31

Cold Spring School Classes Posted

When: 5 pm- 6pm

Where: Cold Spring Campus, 2243 Sycamore Canyon Road

Info:: 969-2678

TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 4

Cold Spring Classes Begin

When: 8:25 am

Where: 2243 Sycamore Canyon Road

Info:: 969-2678

El Montecito Early School Classes Begin

For all grades and levels

Where: 1455 East Valley Road

Info:: 969-1482, 962-3091

Laguna Blanca First Day of School

When: 8:15 am

Info:: 695-8143

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 5

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

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 6

Montecito Union PTA Board Retreat

When: 9 am to 1 pm

Where: MUS, 385 San Ysidro Road

Info:: 969-3249 or mpta@montecitou.org

MERRAG Meeting

Montecito Emergency Response and Recovery Action Group (MERRAG) holds training seminar. Topics include: Primary function and traffic control, equipment and supplies, methods of control, directing pedestrians and traffic, personal safety and legal issues.

When: 3:15 pm

Where: Montecito Fire Headquarters, 595 San Ysidro Road

Info:: Geri Simmons 969-2537

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 7

Live Jazz Unplugged

Len Berman’s Jazz Plus performs Dixieland and Blues this Friday.

When: 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Where: Peabody’s, 1198 Coast Village Road

Cost:: No cover charge

Info:: Reservations suggested. 969-0834

FRIDAY TO SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 7 – 9

A Flame Is Born: Celebrating Rumi’s Life

Explore poetry, storytelling and teachings of Jalal Al Din Rumi, the 13th-century Sufi Mystic Weekend of chanting, dancing, and reflecting on Divine Ecstasy

When: Begins Friday 7:30 pm through Sunday, 1 pm

Where: La Casa de Maria, 800 El Bosque Road

Cost:: $325

Info:: 805-969-5031

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 8

If you haven’t signed and sent your check for $2,300 to attend the big Barack Obama shindig at Oprah’s, it’s probably too late; a word to the wise: avoid East Valley Road between Park Lane and San Ysidro Road today!

MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 10

All Saints Parish School Begins

When: 9 am- 12:45 pm

Where: 83 Eucalyptus Lane

Info:: 969-4771

TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 11

Cold Spring School Board Meeting

When: 6 pm- 9 pm

Where: Cold Spring School, 2243 Sycamore Canyon Road

Info:: 969-2678

Montecito Association Meeting

The Association meets for its monthly board meeting on second Tuesday of the month.

When: 4 pm

Where: 1469 East Valley Road, Montecito Hall

Info:: 969-2026

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 13

Montecito Union PTA Meeting

Montecito Union School’s Parent Teacher Association (PTA) holds monthly meeting. All MUS parents welcome to attend.

When: 8:45 am

Where: MUS, 385 San Ysidro Road

Info:: 969-3249 or mpta@montecito.org

Our Lady Mt. Carmel Back to School Night

When: 6:30 pm

Where: 1300 East Valley Road

Info:: 969-5965

SEPTEMBER 14 -16

Spiritual Resources for Sustainable Living

A weekend of Renewal, looking at environmentally sustainable ways of living through different religious philosophies. Retreat brings together environmental activists, spiritual teachers, clergy, educators, and the general public to share the spiritual insights and practices that can provide a foundation for environmental activism.

Where: La Casa de Maria, 800 El Bosque Road

Info:: 969-5031

Cost:: Double: $395, Dorm $325, Commuter $280

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 15

Montecito Trails Foundation BBQ

A hike-it, bike-it, or hoof-it trail ride and catered affair hosted by Patrick Nesbitt & Ursula Beaton.

When: 9 am – 4 pm

Where: 2800 Via Real, Carpinteria

Info:: 568-0833

RSVP

SEPTEMBER 27

Presidential hopeful Rudy Giuliani returns to Montecito and holds fundraiser at Four Seasons Biltmore

When: 11:30 am to 1:30 pm

Where: Four Seasons Biltmore

Info:: Mary Belle Snow 805-969-0148