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

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

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 6

Montecito Union PTA Board Retreat

When: 9 am to 1 pm

Where: 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

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 Santa Rosa Lane between the Y and San Leandro Lane!

MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 10

All Saints Parish School Begins

When: 9 am- 12:45 pm

Where: 83 Eucalyptus Lane

Info: 969-4771

MBAR Hot Spot

Conceptual review of Richard Gunner’s planned renovation and construction at 1469 & 1498 East Valley Road (behind Montecito Coffee Shop) scheduled for today; Architect Don Nulty represents the owners. “Further conceptual review” of the redevelopment of the Miramar Hotel, consisting of 239,023 gross square feet of construction, 156,420 square feet of underground parking, 209 guest rooms, two restaurants, beach bar, pools, landscape, new 10-foot-high sound wall, 4 employee dwellings, abandonment of the north-south segment of Miramar Avenue, and relocation of private access easement. Current plans call for all existing structures to be demolished.

When: Gunner property at 2 pm; Miramar at 3 pm

Where: 123 East Anapamu

Info: 805-969-2026 (Montecito Association)

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

MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 17

CASA Golf Tournament

Join Court Appointed Special Advocates for 12th annual golf tournament and BBQ lunch

When: 11 am and tee-off at noon

Where: Sandpiper Golf Course

Info: 879-1730

Cost: $250 per person

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

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 16

Pamper Your Pooch

DAWG (Dog Adoption and Welfare Group) wants your pooch to be pampered. Big sale of designer furnishings and accoutrements, luxury beds, hand-painted dinner and drinking bowls, tailored jackets (to protect against Santa Barbara’s harsh winters), poolside cabanas, and much more. Proceeds go to DAWG.

When: 10 am to 5 pm

Where: 1482 East Valley Road

Info: 681-0561

UPCOMING

THURSDAY SEPTEMBER 20

Friendship Center Open House

In honor of National Adult Day Services week, Friendship Center opens its doors to hear what clients, caregivers, and local political representatives have to say about programs and services available at the Center. Live guitar music by Ben Valenzuela, along with food and drinks.

When: 4 pm to 6 pm

Where: 89 Eucalyptus Lane

Info: Eryn Eckert 969-0859

Winemaker Dinner

Four Seasons Biltmore presents first of many fall season Winemakers dinner. Owner/winemaker Bryan Babcock of Babcock Winery & Vineyards spotlights current “Terroir Exclusive” wines from family’s Santa Rita Hills winery. Limited seating available; reservations recommended.

When: 6:30 pm reception, 7 pm dinner

Where: Biltmore 1260 Channel Drive

Info: 565-8237

Cost: $95 per person (includes 4 course dinner plus wine)

TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 25

Topside Tuesday

Santa Barbara Navy League holds social mixer to talk about ship visits, events and tours. Food and drinks served.

Where: Bay Café, 131 Anacapa Street

When: 7 pm

Info: 879-1598

THURSDAY, 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