TED and Conversation – 10:30 a.m. at Solvang Library, 1745 Mission Drive – Watch one or two short talks from the famous TED Talks series together, and discuss afterward. Participants choose the topic. Bring a friend.
Solvang Music in the Park – 5 – 8 p.m. Come listen to Rock Cats Rock at Solvang Park. Concert is free; bring a blanket or chair.
Movies in Solvang Park – 7:30 – 9:30 p.m. – Free family entertainment and movie begins when it’s dark enough. Popcorn and hot chocolate for sale. Films are rated G – PG13.
Midtown Men – 8 p.m. at the Chumash Casino – Stars from the original Broadway cast of Jersey Boys reunite for the show’s 10th anniversary tour. Visit www.chumashcasino.com for tickets.
PCPA – Million Dollar Quartet opening 8 p.m. – Enjoy a fun-filled summer of musicals and comedies under the stars in the Solvang Festival Theater, 420 Second Street, Solvang. This show runs from July 5 – 28. Visit www.pcpa.org for tickets and more info.
“Roman Holiday” Screening – 8:30 p.m. at SB County Courthouse – UCSB Arts and Lectures’ Summer Series returns to the Santa Barbara County Courthouse Sunken Gardens. Each Friday, bring your friends and family to set up a blanket to watch a movie under the stars. Visit www.artsandlectures.ucsb.edu for more info.
Dino Days: Herbivores, with Paleobiologist Grayson Kent – 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. at SB Museum of Natural History – Back by popular demand, paleobiologist Grayson Kent returns to Dino Days for a second round of paleontological fun. This time we’ll explore the adaptations of herbivorous dinosaurs. Examine horns, armor, and even some dino dung! Contact Community Education Manager Stefanie Coleman at 805-682-4711 ext. 170 or email@example.com.
Kardboard Kayak Race – noon – 3 p.m. at West Beach – The SB Maritime Museum’s Kardboard Kayak Races challenge families and teams to participate in a battle of wits, creativity, design, and courage! Teams of up to four people each receive two sheets of cardboard, one roll of duct tape, a permanent marker, a utility knife, a yardstick, and just one hour to construct a functioning kayak out of ONLY those materials. To register log onto www.sbmm.org or call 805-456-8747.
Women’s Leadership Series – 5:15 – 7 p.m. at The Landsby in Solvang. This meeting is specific to leadership. Free for valley chamber members and $15 for non-members. Log onto www.solvangcc.com for more info.
Coffee with a Cop – 8:30 a.m. -Corner House Coffee in Los Olivos – The Sheriff’s Community Resource Deputies for the Chumash Reservation and the City of Solvang have joined forces to hold a series of Coffee with a Cop events in the Santa Ynez Valley. These events provide the community an opportunity to meet the deputies and talk about concerns that affect them individually or the Valley as a whole, over a cup of coffee.
Solvang Music in the Park – 5 – 8 p.m. Come listen to live music at Solvang Park. Concert is free to the public, bring a blanket or chair and enjoy!
Summer Concert Series at Firestone Vineyard – 6 – 9 p.m. – Grab your blanket and picnic basket – it’s time for the Summer Concert Series! Join us for wine, sunshine, and music throughout the summer. Admission is free and no RSVP required.
Trace Adkins “Don’t Stop” Tour – 8 p.m. at the Chumash Casino – Don’t miss your favorite songs live, such as “You’re Gonna Miss This,” “Every Light in the House” and “(This Ain’t) No Thinking Thing.” Tickets available at www.chumashcasino.com.
“North By Northwest” screening – 8:30 p.m. at SB County Courthouse – UCSB Arts and Lectures’ Summer Series returns to the Santa Barbara County Courthouse Sunken Gardens. Each Friday, bring your friends and family to set up a blanket to watch a movie under the stars. Visit www.artsandlectures.ucsb.edu for more info.
Lagerville – 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. at Figueroa Mountain Brew in Buellton – An invitational beer festival bringing together craft beer brewers and fans in an intimate setting in Buellton to celebrate historical and approachable lagers. Visit www.figmtnbrew.com for more.
Annual Veterans Appreciation BBQ – 5 – 8:30p.m. – Free Tri-Tip barbecue for SYV Veterans hosted by Solvang VFW and American Legion Posts. All veterans and their spouses or significant others are invited. VIP Guests from VAFB will attend and Boy Scouts will perform American Flag retirements. County and National VA representatives will answer questions on benefits and care. For additional information, invitation RSVP and location, contact Alvin Salge, VFW Post 7139 Commander at 805-245-1763 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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French Festival – 11 a.m. – 7 p.m. at Oak Park, West Alamar Avenue – Celebrate Bastille Day at the 31st annual French Festival. One of Santa Barbara’s favorites, celebrating the resilient, rich and entertaining French culture. Admission is free. Visit www.frenchfestival.com for more info.
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 – 6:30-8:30 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. 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 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.
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 – 2-4 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.
Reading with Dogs – 3:30 – 4:30 p.m. at Solvang Library – Tail Waggin Tutors help young readers practice reading skills.
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.
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.