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Wellness Wednesday – 5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. at Ascend Acupuncture, 254 E. Highway 246, Suite C, hosted by The Bemer Group with Sollievo Systems for Conscious Living. Contact Daphne at 805-259-7462 or for more.


Workshop to Support Children With Chronic Medical Conditions – 4:30 – 6:30 p.m. at Goleta Valley Cottage Hospital in Conference room B and C. Learn more about mindfulness and self-care techniques to help improve emotional well-being and health care outcomes. Log onto


Nielsen’s Building Material Open House – 8 a.m. – 2 p.m. Meet with dozens of vendors such as The Home Connections, Makita, Kelleher, and others. Tickets are $5, which includes lunch and a T-shirt. Proceeds from lunch benefit the SYV Humane Society.

SYV Clean Team – 8:15 – 9:15 a.m. – Meet on 154 at Armour Ranch Road (just before the bridge over the River Santa Ynez). We have Caltrans’ special, one-time-only permission to clean along 154 heading toward Cachuma. The public is invited to join. All supplies are provided. Just show up. For more information, contact team organizer Bill Connell at

Zoo-to-Do – 8:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. – at the SB Zoo – Local residents are invited to help with Zoo improvement projects during this community volunteer day. Work takes place in the Zoo gardens and/or exhibits. Volunteers receive lunch and two Zoo guest passes. Must be 12 and older, contact for more.

Spring Succulent Workshop – 1 – 3 p.m. at SYV Botanic Garden at River View Park in Buellton. Create your own spring succulent arrangement using your own tea cup, basket, pipe, box or others. Cost is $30 for non-members, $25 for members. Reserve a spot at


Free Household Hazardous Waste and Electronics Collections – 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. at Santa Ynez Valley Recycling and Transfer Station 4004 Foxen Canyon Rd. Free for residents in City of Solvang and unincorporated valley residents. Buellton’s event is May 4. For more info log onto or call 805-882-3615.

Pocahontas Screening – 9 a.m. – 11 a.m. at Parks Plaza Theatre – Central Coast Film Society brings a classic Disney film back to the big screen, and with a valley native and Disney illustrator Art Alvarez to talk about his work on the project. Tickets are $5 for two people, or $8 for four. Log onto to purchase tickets.

El Dia del Nino – 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. at the SB Zoo – Celebrate this “Day of the Child” at the zoo, one of the year’s most popular events, featuring Spanish-language music, children’s talent show, food, and fun! Log onto for details.


Coffee with a Cop – 8:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. at Pony Espresso in Santa Ynez. Come meet with local law enforcement officials and talk about local issues.

Communities Talk – Town Hall Meeting 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. at SYHS Little Theater. – Concerned about youth alcohol and substance abuse in the valley, join SYV Youth Coalition and People Helping People for a panel discussion and barbecue dinner by the Santa Ynez Elks.


La Comida Mexicana – 6 – 8 p.m. at the Los Alamos Senior Center, 690 Bell St. Tickets are $10 or $5 for senior center members. For more info call Sheryl at 805-588-7421 or Carole at 805-344-1144.

Mountainfilm on Tour – 8 p.m. at SB County Courthouse – Free public event – It’s Telluride Mountainfilm like you’ve never seen it before! A local favorite, the popular film festival returns for a special outdoor community screening in celebration of A&L’s 60th anniversary. For details log onto


Gypsy Studios Nature in Watercolors Painting Class- 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. at SYV Botanic Garden at River View Park. We will begin with a guided walk through the botanical garden by SYV Botanic Garden docent, learning about the native foliage, unique landscaping and current blooms. As we journey we will thoughtfully be selecting subjects to later paint. A Gypsy Studios artist will lead you through a watercolor session. Cost is $45 per person, log onto to register.

In Love with Earth book reading – 1 – 4 p.m. at Buttonwood Winery. Local author Marc McGinnes released his book with views on stewardship and the birth of environmentalism. He is known for his Santa Barbara Solstice parade stilt walk, and he could make a BIG entrance. For more info log onto

Kids Club: Spring into Fun – 5:30 – 10:30 p.m. at the SB Zoo – Parents, take the evening off while your kids take over the Zoo and enjoy dinner, special animal encounters, night tours, s’mores, and more fun activities. For ages 3–12 (must be self-sufficient in the restroom) Cost $30/child, $20 each additional sibling. Register online at


Santa Barbara Kite Festival – 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. at The Great Meadow – West Campus Lawn at Santa Barbara City College. The Festival includes free flying, contents, children’s kite tail chase, highest flying kite contest, kite fighting, and sport flying demos. Log onto for details.


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.

Divorce Care Recovery Seminar and Support Group – 6:30-8:30 p.m. Santa Ynez Valley Christian Academy Library, 891 N. Refugio Road, Santa Ynez; 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.

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



SYV We Support the Troops – 9 a.m.-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.

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

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

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

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



Sideways Inn Local’s Night Specials – 5 p.m.- 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.

Brain Injury Survivors of Santa Ynez Valley – Noon-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;



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 – 10-11:30 a.m.; 805-688-4515 or

Junior Rangers Program – 12:30-1:30 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


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