Bus Tour with Joan Hartman – 9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. –  A bus tour of transportation corridors in the Santa Ynez Valley to identify traffic circulation and roadway safety improvement challenges and opportunities at intersections along Highways 154, 246, and 101. The bus tour will visit areas experiencing traffic circulation and safety challenges, and there will be an opportunity to discuss root causes and preliminary ideas for improvements. This bus tour is the first step in the recently launched Santa Ynez Valley Traffic Circulation & Safety Study. For more information email Katherine Padilla at kpadilla@katherinepadilla.com. Starts at Hotel Corque, 400 Alisal Road.

Happy Hour for parents/caregivers of special needs children – 4:30 – 6:30 p.m. at the Creekside Restaurant and Bar, 4444 Hollister Ave. Bring the kids if you like for a casual get-together for a chance to visit. For more info contact melissa@dsasbc.org.



Trading Card Club – 3:30 – 4:15 at the Solvang Library. Meet, trade, set up deck, 3:40 Battles begin. Bring your deck, and come on time. There are prizes for participating. If you don’t have your own Pokémon deck, the group coordinators can loan you one for the event.

Jessica Lange Dance – 8 p.m. at the Granada Theatre – New York-based Jessica Lang Dance – a company of 10 dancers – will debut a repertoire rich in stunning movement, dynamic visuals and beautiful cinematic composition. For more information and tickets log onto www.artsanclectures.ucsb.edu.



Free Nutrition Class – Caffeine Controversy – 11 a.m. – at SYV Cottage Hospital Conference room. Instructor Stacey Bailey is a dietician and will discuss various health topics related to caffeine. Bring your lunch, and for more info call 805694-2351.

Greyhound Gathering – Runs from Feb. 22 – 24 in Solvang.

Heart Event – 4:30 – 6:30 p.m. at Hotel Corque in the Harvest Ball – Doctors Gustavo Dascanio and Thomas Watson will be discussing reducing heart disease, eating healthy, cardiac rehab, treatment options and when to go to the doctor or call 9-1-1. This is a free event. For more ino log onto www.cottagehealth.org/heartmtd.

The Clairvoyants Live! – 8 p.m. at the Chumash Casino – Named “World Champions of Mentalism 2018,” Amélie van Tass and Thommy Ten bring their visionary “second sight” act to the Chumash stage. Runners up on “America’s Got Talent,” the magician and mentalist have everywhere from the Sydney Opera House to Planet Hollywood in Las Vegas to Broadway. For tickets and more log onto www.chumashcasino.com



Shred Day – 8 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. – Drop off two full banker boxes for free, additional boxes are $6/box. The Shred to You trucks will be at various locations – Buellton Rabobank, 8 – 9:30 a.m. ; Solvang Vets Hall from 10 – 11:30 a.m.; Santa Ynez Rabobank 12 – 1:30 p.m. and Los Olivos at St. Mark’s-in-the-Valley Episcopal Church from 2 – 3:30 p.m. Call 805-928-6800 for more info.

Gourd Class- Bird Houses, Baskets – 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. at the SYV Botanic Garden at River View Park in Buellton. Techniques will be instructed by Kathleen Johnston, the President of Ventura County Gourd Artists. They create amazing bowls, birdhouses, utensils, vessels and many other things using gourds, be sure to check them out: Ventura County Gourd Artists. For tickets and more info log onto www.santaynezvalleybotanicgarden.org/events.

“Marshall” – 1 – 3 p.m. at Solvang Library – “Marshall” revisits an early episode in the life of Thurgood Marshall, the civil rights lawyer who became the first African-American Supreme Court Justice. The 2017 legal drama is rated PG-13.

Peter Feldmann and the Very Lonesome Boys – 8 – 10 p.m. at the SYV Grange Hall in Los Olivos. Los Olivos resident Peter Feldmann has been a force in the traditional American music world. Founder of the nationally-known Old Time Fiddlers Convention Peter has spent his life learning, sharing, and promoting America’s traditional music, as a performer, scholar, and song keeper. Admission is $15 at the door. Advance tickets may be purchased for $12.50 online at https://bluegrasswest.com/tickets.htm and at the Book Loft, 1680 Mission Drive in Solvang.



Banff Mountain Film Festival – 7:30 p.m. at the Arlington Theatre – Featuring the world’s best films and videos on mountain subjects, the tour awes viewers with thrills and grandeur captured in exotic locations the world over. For more information and tickets log onto www.artsanclectures.ucsb.edu.



SYV We Support the Troops – 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. at Bethania Lutheran Church – Volunteers pack care packages on the fourth Wednesday of each month. Call 805-245-4951 for more info.

Buellton State of the City – 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. – at Flying Flags RV Resort -Hear first-hand from City Manager Marc Bierdzinski, about Buellton’s finances, projects, and overall operations of the City. Call the Chamber at 805-688-7829 for tickets.

SY Youth Track Info Meeting – 5 – 6 p.m. at Sunny Fields Park in Solvang. The first official practice will be Friday, March 1st @ Santa Ynez High School from 4:45-6pm. The regular track season will run from March through the first week of May. Log onto www.sytrack.org.

Tales from the Tavern – 7 – 9:30 p.m. at the Maverick Saloon. Music featuring Steve Poltz and Peter Mulvey. Log onto www.themavsaloon.com.


Annie Leibovitz – 7:30 p.m. at the Arlington – Visionary photographer Annie Leibovitz is one of our most astute observers of contemporary culture, depicting the past half century’s great personalities in images that are both iconic and intimate. For more information and tickets log onto www.artsanclectures.ucsb.edu.





Atterdag Mardi Gras – 2:30 – 4:30 p.m. at Atterdag Village in the Community center. If you feel like donating desserts or appetizers or joining the fun come by! 636 Atterdag Road.

Pancho Barraza – 8 p.m. at the Chumash Casino – Hear the traditional Mexican singer from Mazatlan perform live in the Samala Showroom. After performing with various bands, including Banda San Sebastian, Banda Camino, and Cruz Lizarraga Jr, the songwriter successfully struck out on his own with his debut solo album, Mis Canciones De Amor. For more info and tickets log onto www.chumashcasino.com.



SYV Touch-A-Truck – 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. at Bethania Lutheran Church – This family-friendly event for all ages is open to everyone and is sure to be a great time for all! This event provides a unique experience for kids, and kids at heart, to climb on, climb in, honk horns and turn on sirens of all kinds of vehicles! With 3 parking lots full of vehicles, face painting, bounce houses, Tower Pizza and Kona Ice, this is the place to be!! No-horn hour will be from 10 – 11 a.m. for sensitive ears. For more information log onto https://www.facebook.com/syvtouchatruck/.

SYV Botanic Garden Member Appreciation Barbecue – 12 – 4 p.m. at the garden in River View Park. Members can reserve a complimentary ticket, non-members can purchase tickets for $10 each. Call 805-245-5603 for tickets and more info.

Dr. Seuss Day – 12 – 4 p.m. at the SYV Historical Museum in Santa Ynez – In honor of Dr. Seuss Day and Read Across America, the Museum welcomes artists, poets, storytellers, and children of all ages for free to share their favorite Dr. Seuss stories and characters. There are so many ways to play! Come in costume, create a Seussical mural, build whimsical structures, write poetry, and enjoy story time. Don’t miss out on special presentations by Disney Artist, Art Alvarez! 

SYV Humane Society Spay-Ghetti Dinner – 5 p.m. at St. Mark’s-in-the-Valley Episcopal Church – The humane society’s largest fundraising event. Enjoy local wines, an Italian dinner by Grappolo’s, live and silent auction, music and more. Tickets are $50 per person, for more info call 805-688-8224.


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.

Junior Tennis – 3:30 – 4:30 p.m. from Jan. 14 – Feb 11 at Jonata School tennis courts. Have fun while learning the fundamentals of tennis with Coach Paul Smith.  Bring your own racquet or borrow one of a limited supply. Max 10 spaces and cost is $25 per student. Sign up online at buelltonrec.com or call 688-1086.

Gymnastics – K-5th Graders, 1:40 – 2:30pm, cost $96; Ages 3-5, 2:30 – 3:05pm, cost $90. from Jan. 28 – March 11 at Oak Valley Elementary multipurpose room. Great for building confidence, strength, and flexibility. Sign up online at buelltonrec.com or call 688-1086.

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 www.themavsaloon.com.




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; www.jodihouse.org.




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 www.sbparks.org.

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 www.clnaturecenter.org.


Coming Up

Log onto www.cityofsolvang.com, www.buelltonrec.com or www.visitsyv.com to see a full schedule of programs and events that range from adult and youth sports to teen dances, field trips, excursions and more.