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Kind Kids – 3:45 to 4:45 p.m. at Solvang Veteran’s Memorial Hall – Teach your kids the importance of volunteerism and random acts of kindness. The group will have tasks and projects around town while visiting people in need and supervised/led by Parks & Rec staff. Positive attitude required. Runs March 3, 10 and 17. 


Solvang Vikings Blood Drive – 2 to 6:30 p.m. at Solvang Veteran’s Memorial Hall – Life-saving blood offers second chances and many tomorrows to those who depend on it. The process only takes about an hour and is one of the easiest ways to give back to your community. Schedule your appointment at


Green Business Program Luncheon – 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at Hotel Corque in Solvang. Honoring local businesses achieving Green Business certification and to educate and encourage new businesses to apply for certification. Contact Graces Gilliland at 805-729-3472 or to register. 

How Does Climate Change Impact SYV? – 7 to 9 p.m. at St. Mark’s-in-the-Valley Episcopal Church in Los Olivos. Hear panelists from Santa Barbara County and others discussing current and possible threats to the Santa Ynez Valley. Sponsored by WE Watch. 

Julian Caesar PCPA – 7 to 9 p.m. at Allan Hancock College Severson Theater. Visit for details. 

The Last Five Years – 7 to 9 p.m. at SYHS Little Theater – In this 100 percent student-produced production of Jason Robert Brown’s incredible musical, Jake Gildred and Hailey Johnson tackle the last five years of Cathy Hiatt and Jamie Wellerstein’s rollercoaster relationship. Tickets are $5 at the door. Show runs March 5 and 6. 


Teen Health Roundtable – 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. at Ridley-Tree Cancer Center in Santa Barbara. Visit for more. 

Kickers Soccer Tryouts – 6 to 8 p.m. at SYHS Stadium. Open to boys and girls born from 2003-06. Visit for details. 

Senior Prom – 7 to 9 p.m. at SYV Christian Academy Gym – Free to the entire senior community. There will be nostalgic dance music along with dessert and drinks provided. 

The Beach Boys – 8 p.m. at the Chumash Casino – The Beach Boys are an American rock band formed in Hawthorne, California in 1961. Distinguished by their vocal harmonies and early surf songs, they are one of the most influential acts of the rock era. Tickets are at 


Los Alamos Historic Photos – 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Los Alamos Branch Library – The selection of images of Los Alamos dates from the late 1800s through the 1950s. On display through April. 

SYV Touch a Truck – 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Bethania Lutheran Church – Rain or shine, this event highlights the many vehicles from farm equipment, race cars and more. Family-friendly event that helps the Bethania Preschool and Afterschool program. $5 a ticket or $20 for family. Visit the Bethania Facebook page for more!

Dr. Seuss Extravaganza – 1 to 4 p.m. at Santa Ynez Valley Historical Museum – The family-friendly event for all ages will be presented in collaboration with the Santa Ynez Valley Libraries, is free and open to the public. What makes this a special experience is that it will feature a read-aloud of “Dr.Seuss’s Horse Museum!”  – a newly published New York Times No. 1 bestseller, illustrated by Andrew Joyner. Visit for details. 

Spay-ghetti Dinner – 5 to 9 p.m. at the Santa Ynez Valley Marriott in Buellton – DAWG is very excited to be involved with our rescue partner the Santa Ynez Valley Humane Society’s sixth annual Spay-ghetti. The event will include a Yappy Hour Cocktail Hour, a spaghetti dinner entree, wine and some wonderful silent and live auction items. Visit for more info or email 


Women’s Grief and Support Group – 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. at Juicy Life in Santa Ynez. Join for a special gathering sitting in honesty and support. Visit 


Co-Ed Bocce – 5:30 to 8 p.m. at Rover Course at the Alisal – Registration open and costs $250 per team. Contact Solvang Parks & Rec


Vine de Suenos Wine Sale – All day – Wines must be preordered by March 10 and picked up on March 12. Preorder by calling Kristina at 805-686-0295, ext. 109, or email 

SYV MOPS – 9:30 a.m. at the SYV Presbyterian Church in Ballard. This Mothers of Preschoolers group focuses on young mothers from pregnancy to Kindergarten. Meet and connect with local moms. Visit for details. 


Dunn School Spring Auction – 5:30 p.m. at Roblar Farm; Parking on Dunn School campus with shuttles to Roblar Farm – The evening will feature wines from Dunn families, an assortment of culinary creations, and silent and live auctions. Proceeds from event support financial aid for students and academic, athletic and arts programs for the school. To get tickets, go to

John Fogerty – 8 p.m. at Chumash Casino – The Creedence Clearwater Revival co-founder and Rock and Roll Hall of Famer brings more than 50 years of hits to the Central Coast. Tickets at 


Prince Royce – 8 p.m. at the Chumash Casino – Dont Miss the multi-platinum singer-songwriter Prince Royce live on stage. Visit for tickets. 


Buellton Wine and Chili Festival – 12 to 4:30 p.m. at Flying Flags RV Resort – Come sample from over 30 wineries and craft breweries, and 25-plus chili and salsa cooks. Entertainment by the Dusty Jugs/The Rincons and The VineYard Byrds! The chili cook-off is a Community Challenge and open to all local businesses and residents. Want to compete against the best and show everyone that you make the best chili or salsa? Visit for more. 

Continuing Events


Yoga, 9 a.m.; Arthritis Exercise Class, 10:15 a.m.; Arts and Crafts every third Monday; Solvang Senior Center, 1745 Mission Drive; 805-688-3793.

Preschool Storytime – 11 a.m. – Buellton Library – Bring your preschooler to story time to help get them ready to read!

Divorce Care Recovery Seminar and Support Group – 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Valley Christian Fellowship Office on 591 Alamo Pintado, Suite C, in Solvang; Louise Kolbert at 805-688-5171.


Computer class, 9 a.m., Knitting, 9:30 a.m.; Tai Chi, 11 a.m.; bridge and poker, 12:45 p.m.; Mah Jongg 1 p.m., Solvang Senior Center, 1745 Mission Drive; 805-688-3793.

Preschool Story Time – 10:30 a.m. at Solvang Library. Bring your preschooler to story time to help get them ready to read!

Two-Step Dance Lessons – 6:30 p.m.; 8 p.m. – Industry Night and Karaoke Party. Maverick Saloon, 3687 Sagunto St., Santa Ynez. Visit

Pickle Ball – 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at Buellton Rec. $3 per drop in or passes available. Multiple courts, players of all skills welcome. 


SYV We Support the Troops – 9 a.m. to noon. Volunteers pack care packages on the fourth Wednesday of each month. Bethania Lutheran Church, 603 Atterdag Road, Solvang. 805-245-4951.

Art Class, 9 a.m.; Book Club, 10 a.m. (call first); Bingo, 1 p.m.: Solvang Senior Center, 1745 Mission Drive; 805-688-3793.

Wiggly Storytime – 10:30 a.m. – Solvang Library – Short stories, songs, rhymes and activities for babies, toddlers and preschoolers. 

Knit and Crochet – 1 p.m., Buellton Senior Center, West Highway 246, Buellton; 805-688-4571.

Healing Hearts Support Group – 2 to 4 p.m. Santa Ynez Valley Presbyterian Church, 1825 Alamo Pintado Road. Free. To R.S.V.P. call 805-693-0244.

Solvang Farmers Market – 2:30 to 6:30 p.m., First Street between Mission Drive and Copenhagen Drive, Solvang.

Crafternoons – 3:45 to 5:45 p.m. Arts Outreach, 2948 Nojoqui Ave. Suite 9, Los Olivos. $10/child; 805-688-9533.

Lindy Hop Lessons – 7:10 p.m. for Beginner, low impact, and 8 p.m. for Intermediate level. Classes are taught by Hannah Rasby at the Solvang Vets Hall. Cost is $5 per class. 


Sideways Inn Local’s Night Specials – 5 to 8 p.m., 114 East Highway 246, Buellton; 805-691-8088.

Chair Exercises – 10 a.m., Buellton Senior Center, West Highway 246, Buellton; 805-688-4571.

Arthritis Exercise Class, 10:15 a.m.; Mah Jongg, Noon; Basic Cartooning, 1 p.m., Solvang Senior Center, 1745 Mission Drive; 805-688-3793. 

Reading with Dogs – 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. at Solvang Library – Tail Waggin’ Tutors help young readers practice reading skills. 

Brain Injury Survivors of Santa Ynez Valley – Noon to 2 p.m., Bethania Lutheran Church, 603 Atterdag Road, Solvang. Jodi House Brain Injury Support Center offers a support group for brain injury survivors and caregivers;

Pickle Ball – 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at Buellton Rec. $3 per drop in or passes available. Multiple courts, players of all skills welcome.


Nutrition Classes – 11 a.m. – SYV Cottage Hospital Conference Room – Instruction Stacey Bailey is a dietician and offers weekly courses in various topics. For more information call 805-694-2351. Bring your lunch and talk nutrition. 

Tai Chi, 9:15 a.m.; Mah Jongg, 10 a.m.; Pilates, 10:15 a.m.; Ukulele 11:15 a.m., Solvang Senior Center, 1745 Mission Drive; 805-688-3793.

Bingo – 1 p.m., Buellton Senior Center, West Highway 246, Buellton; 805-688-4571.


Cachuma Lake Nature Walk – 10 to 11:30 a.m.; 805-688-4515 or

Junior Rangers Program – 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. Neal Taylor Nature Center, 2265 Highway 154. Children 3 and up; under 10 years must be accompanied by an adult. $3/person. Nature Center admission is free. Visit

World Folk Dance – 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at Buellton Rec – Ages 8 to adult, learn dances from Scandinavia, England, Scotland, Italy and more. Family fun and free. 


Brunch at The Landsby – 7:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. – They now accept reservations on Open Table app for the dining room and Mad & Vin patio starting at 7.30 a.m. For more info visit 

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