Santa Barbara January Events Calendar

7 Marymount Open House – 1 – 2:30 p.m. 2130 Mission Ridge Road – Junior kindergarten through fifth grade with classroom visits and presentation as well as 6th- 8th grade programs. Reservations are appreciated but walk-ins welcome. Log onto www.marymountsb.org for more info.   11 BJ Miller in conversation with Pico Iyer – 7:30 – 9 p.m. at UCSB Campbell […]

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Santa Barbara Zoo Prepared to Evacuate Animals to Los Angeles Zoo If Necessary

The Santa Barbara Zoo is prepared to transport its animals to the Los Angeles Zoo if the Thomas Fire were to roar down into Santa Barbara. It is closed as of Saturday morning. The growing fire is burning in the foothills above Carpinteria, but the Santa Barbara Zoo closed for three days due to the large smoke cloud and unhealthy air quality. The gorillas, big cats, […]

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Learning the basics of landscaping terminology with AllScape Design and Installation

By Kat Hitchcock This article was first published on the blog Hitchcock and Associates, an interview Kat Hitchcock did with AllScape Design and Installation owners Nate Zacarias and Ben Hatcher.  First question, what does being water wise mean? Nate: It basically means to be efficient with the way you use your water and trying to effectively reduce and save on […]

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Santa Barbara December Events Calendar

December Events 6 The Way it Was – 11 a.m.-12 p.m. at the Santa Barbara Historical Museum – lecture by columnist Hattie Beresford from the Montecito Journal. For more info and tickets log onto www.sbhistorical.org/event/1929/. Celebrate the Season – 7 p.m. Unitarian Society Sanctuary, 1535 Santa Barbara St. Pacific Sound men’s a cappella chorus will perform. For more info and […]

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Wildness Youth Project takes children into Santa Barbara County’s glorious outdoors for lessons that will last a lifetime

By Leah Etling For Rowan Diloia, the key to childhood learning wasn’t in a classroom or in the pages of a book. It was outside, in the mountains, beaches and creeks of Santa Barbara County. These were places he explored as a child, thanks to a local nonprofit called the Wilderness Youth Project (WYP). Serving kids as young as 3 […]

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November Santa Barbara Family Life Events Calendar

November SBFLM Events Calendar 7 IMPROVology – 7 – 9 p.m. at Santa Barbara Zoo – Mix comedians with animal experts, add cool stories about fascinating critters, and everyone ends up happy as clams. It’s “Whose Line is it Anyway?” meets a “TED Talk,”. Log onto www.sbzoo.org for more information. 8 – SBCC Theatre presents It’s a Wonderful Life – […]

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Fairview Gardens’ After-School Program Invites Youth to Unplug, Dig Deep into the Natural World

By Emmalia Sutherland Contributing Writer Fairview Gardens in Goleta is dedicated to building what it calls “critical connections between community, agriculture and education” by growing organic foods in a sustainable way, serving as an educational resource, advocating for healthy food systems, and providing hands-on experience with farming. Its nonprofit Center for Urban Agriculture, situated on a 100-year-old working organic farm […]

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