Geologist Joins Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History

Geologist Joins Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History Staff Report Jonathan Hoffman has joined the Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History’s Vertebrate Department as the new Dibblee Collection Manager of Earth Science, where he will curate and build the museum’s geology and paleontology collections at its Mission Creek campus. Hoffman grew up in Phoenix and completed his Ph.D. in geology […]

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5 local nonprofits get Barker Foundation grants

5 local nonprofits get Barker Foundation grants Staff report Five local nonprofit groups have received some $70,000 in grants from the Coeta and Donald Barker Foundation. The recipients are the Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History; United Boys & Girls Clubs of Santa Barbara County; Alzheimer’s Association, Santa Barbara chapter; Montecito Village Fourth of July Celebration; and Young America’s Foundation, […]

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Events Calendar August 1 – September 4

Ventura County Fair begins The Ventura County fair runs from Aug. 2-13 at 10 W. Harbor Blvd. in Ventura. Complete information and tickets are available at www.venturacountyfair.org, but here are the entertainment highlights. Aug. 2 – Motorsports Aug. 3 – Smash Mouth at 7:30 p.m.; Sugar Ray at 7:30 p.m. Aug. 4 – Huey Lewis and the News at 7:30 […]

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July Events Calendar

4 Fourth of July Art Show at Old Mission Santa Barbara – 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Art, Food and Music! 4th of July Art Show returns to it’s roots at the Old Mission Santa Barbara! 80+ artists display and sell their beautiful creations. Admission is free and for more info log onto http://www.oldmissionartshow.com/. Fourth of July Celebration – noon […]

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Wine, food festival celebrating 30th year

Wine, food festival celebrating 30th year Staff Report The Santa Barbara Wine and Food Festival’s 30th anniversary is just around the corner, and hundreds of vintners and restaurants are among the vendors participating this year. The annual event in the Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History’s backyard has become one of the museum’s largest fundraisers, and this year its name […]

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Santa Barbara June Events Calendar

June Events Calendar   8 Whale Whisperer – 7 – 8:30 p.m. at SB Maritime Museum – Gray Whale Wisdom founders and Breath of the Whales authors Keith Grey Hale & Carolyn Gorman open a dialogue exploring cetacean science and the connection between humans and whales. Cost is $5/members and $15/non-members. Log onto www.sbmm.org for more info. 9 Member Appreciation […]

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Santa Barbara May Events Calendar

May Events Calendar If you are interested in placing events please email news@santabarbarafamilylife.com for more information! 2 Yo-Yo Ma, Edgar Meyer and Chris Thile – 7 p.m. The Granada Theatre – Tickets range from $29 to $154. Log onto https://artsandlectures.ucsb.edu/Details.aspx?PerfNum=3505 for more information. 3 David Sedaris – 8 p.m. Arlington Theatre – Tickets range from $22 – $28. Join Sedaris […]

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Chamber orchestra names new executive

Linda Rosso, a former interior designer turned nonprofit fundraising professional, has been named director of institutional advancement for the Santa Barbara Chamber Orchestra. Rosso most recently served as executive director of the Santa Barbara Courthouse Legacy Foundation, where she oversaw development, outreach, and strategic planning efforts. In her new role, Ms. Rosso will oversee patron relations and corporate and foundation […]

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Engage with paleontologists as they study remarkable new fossil mammoth skull

  The Channel Islands National Park has teamed up with scientists from The Mammoth Site of South Dakota to study the remains of a mammoth skull from Santa Rosa Island at the Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History.   By Drew Esnard drew@santabarbarafamilylife.com On select days in February, the public is invited to join paleontologists in their lab at the Santa Barbara Museum […]

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