Museum of Natural History is where the Wild Things are

Staff Report Local art lovers have an opportunity to get wild at the Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History for the next few months. More than 30 rare and beautifully hand-colored lithographs of North American mammals by famous artist and naturalist John James Audubon are on display at the museum’s John and Peggy Maximus Gallery. The special “Wild Things” exhibit […]

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Santa Barbara Public Library Offers New Programs for Families of Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder

Staff Report One in 68 children have been identified with autism spectrum disorder, according to the CDC. Santa Barbara Public Library is offering new programs for these families in our community. As part of these programs Central Library will offer a sensory storytime on the first and last Saturday of the month at 1:30 pm. Sensory storytime aims to provide […]

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Sea Center Offers Free Admission for Underwater Parks Day Festival

The Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History Sea Center located on Stearns Wharf is offering free admission to its Underwater Parks Day Festival this Saturday, January 20th as a gift to the community following the Thomas Fire and mudslides in Montecito. In partnership with the Channel Islands National Marine Sanctuary and Santa Barbara Channelkeeper, the Underwater Parks Day Festival celebrates Marine […]

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Significant increase in influenza activity

Staff Report The Santa Barbara County Public Health Department reports significant increase in influenza activity over the past 2 weeks, including 5 outbreaks in residential healthcare facilities across the county. In addition, it appears the predominant strain this year is H3N2 which tends to cause more severe illness, more hospitalizations, and more deaths. Everyone aged 6 months and older is urged to […]

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Santa Barbara Preschools Guide

Santa Barbara Preschools Guide  It may be hard for parents to think about their precious little angels leaving home to attend school, especially when they are infants who might still be learning to sit up, but preschool can be important for their development. However, spaces for early childhood education are limited and enrollment begins early. To help local parents make […]

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Foodbank Opens Lunch Program for Children in Wake of Thomas Fire

By Judith Smith-Meyer for Foodbank As part of a comprehensive hunger relief response to ensure nutritious food is available to those affected by the Thomas Fire, the Foodbank of Santa Barbara County is launching a healthy lunch program for local children. The program is designed to make certain area youngsters have good nutrition through the end of the year even without […]

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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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Maritime Museum hosting Family Night Sept. 20

Maritime Museum hosting Family Night Sept. 20 Staff Report At the Santa Barbara Maritime Museum, people of all ages and walks of life can get a better understanding and appreciation of California’s maritime history, from learning about early natives who lived prosperously along the coast to present-day ocean activities. The museum hosts a variety of activities for the public throughout […]

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UCSB Art’s and Lectures to show free James Bond movie

UCSB Art’s and Lectures to show free James Bond movie Staff Report This summer’s free film series “007: Bond, James Bond” continues with screenings of “From Russia with Love” at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, July 12, at UCSB Campbell Hall and a 8:30 p.m. Friday, July 14, outdoors at the Santa Barbara County Courthouse Sunken Garden. The summer cinema series features […]

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