PHP golf tournament scheduled for Sept. 21

People Helping People will hold its sixth annual benefit golf tournament on Friday, Sept. 21, at the Alisal River Course with sign-in at 11 a.m. and tee time at noon.

Proceeds from the tournament will raise money to support youth services in alcohol and drug prevention in the Santa Ynez Valley and Los Alamos.

The Texas Scramble tournament with four-player teams will have more than $1,500 in cash prizes. One player could also win a new car with a hole In one.

Registration costs $150 per individual or $500 per team, which includes golf, barbecue dinner and raffle tickets for prize drawings.

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braxton johnson

Local teen to begin mission in South Houston

Braxton Johnson of Solvang left Aug. 1 to serve a two-year mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints in South Houston, Texas.

He is the son of Steve Johnson and Angie Johnson and has two younger sisters, Miranda and Caileigh.

Braxton has entered the Mission Training Center in Provo, Utah, where he will study Spanish and ways to share the Gospel with people he meets in Houston. He will also be doing service in the community wherever there might be a need.

Braxton graduated from Santa Ynez High School in June and has been accepted at Brigham Young University. He was a part of the national honor society and graduated second in his class. He was also was an AP scholar and won the history department award.

Braxton played varsity tennis for four years, served as the captain his junior and senior years, and helped his team get to the CIF Semifinals.

He is an Eagle Scout and a global ambassador for the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF), as he has had type 1 diabetes for eight years.

To prepare for his mission, he attended four years of religious study each morning before his classes at the high school began and thoroughly studied the Bible and The Book of Mormon.


Stacey Bailey

SY Cottage hosting free nutrition classes

Clinical Dietitian Stacey Bailey will lead free weekly nutrition education classes from Sept. 7 through Oct. 26 at Santa Ynez Valley Cottage Hospital. Classes are open to the public and are held in the front conference room at the hospital at 2050 Viborg Road in Solvang.

“These free classes are fun and filled with healthy tips to make your autumn eating even better. There’s no RSVP required and we’re very informal,” Bailey said.

She provides both inpatient and outpatient dietary management and counseling services and assists in meal and menu planning. One-on-one nutrition sessions with her are available with a doctor’s referral.

For more information, including a complete schedule of classes, call her at 805-694-2351.



Sol Aromatics perfumes.

Wildling to host natural perfume workshop

Natural perfumery will be explored from 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 15, at the Wildling Museum with Susan Farber of Sol Aromatics.

Those attending can learn how to formulate their own fragrance with botanical essences gathered from around the world. Tuition is $85, which includes all materials.

Participants will leave with a bottle of custom-made fragrance, the formula for future refills, and a take-home guide of the process.

Farber, the founder and creator of Sol Aromatics, is a trained perfumer and certified aromatherapist with a long career as a psychotherapist.

The three-hour workshop is considered appropriate for people 16 years old and above.

To register, visit, stop in at the museum on Mission Drive in Solvang, or call 805-686-8315.