Free community cumbia and Afro-beats rhythm groups

Contributed ¡Viva el Arte de Santa Bárbara! opens its 13th season with Buyepongo – tropical cumbia and Afro-beat rhythms –  in free events at Isla Vista School, Friday, September 29, 7 pm; at Guadalupe City Hall, Saturday, September 30, 7 pm, and at The Marjorie Luke Theatre at Santa Barbara Junior High on Sunday, October 1, 7 pm. Warm up for the concert […]

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Research Reveals Historic Shipwreck Off Point Conception

FYI More information about the sunken Coast Guard Cutter McCulloch is available at sanctuaries.noaa.gov/shipwrecks/mcculloch. Robert V. Schwemmer will give a talk about the ship’s history at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 10, at the Santa Barbara Maritime Museum.   The U.S. Coast Guard Cutter McCulloch sank after a collision with a steamship in 1917; 100 years later, a remotely operated […]

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Talk at Westmont probes big data, surveillance

In a world that is increasingly under surveillance and digital control, Donald Patterson, professor of computer science, answers the question, “Should We Hide from Big Data?” in a lecture on Thursday, April 13, at 5:30 p.m. at University Club, 1332 Santa Barbara St. No tickets are required; the limited seating is available on a first-come, first-served basis. For more information, please call (805) […]

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Summer camps provide fun and education

Summer camps provide fun and education SBFLM Staff Just because school stops for the summer doesn’t mean that children have to stop learning. Summer camps create spaces for children to explore the outdoors, enrich their knowledge in a plethora of subjects, and increase their understanding of how the world works — while providing projects that are fun. Locally, many camps […]

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Tractors, Trucks and Trolleys, Oh My! scheduled for April 8

Tractors, Trucks and Trolleys, Oh My! is a fun and inexpensive family event where kids of all ages have the opportunity to learn about and explore trucks, construction vehicles, and public safety equipment from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, April 8 at Canalino School in Carpinteria. Each vehicle will have a driver present to answer questions, help kids sit […]

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Underwater Parks Day celebration Saturday, Jan. 21

Underwater Parks Day celebrates the biodiversity and abundance of marine animals living in Marine Protected Areas. These marine protected areas, like parks on land, protect underwater marine resources for future generations to enjoy. The Underwater Parks Day Festival is a special event celebrated in unison with partner marine science centers and aquariums in the Southern California Aquarium Collaborative, including Cabrillo […]

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The Future of History – Museum embarks on remodeling adventure

Museum evolution The Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History will launch several key projects this summer, including: n A new entry plaza to welcome visitors and orient them the campus n A new permanent pavilion for the butterfly garden n Revitalization of Cartwright Hall and the mammal and bird halls n Better directional signs n Landscape work to restore native […]

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