Calendar of Events


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Coffee with a Cop – 8:30 a.m. – Coffee House by Chomp – 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.


Live Music at New Frontiers – 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. in the cafe seating area. Various musicians will entertain shoppers.


Miles for Moms 5K – 7:30 a.m. – 11 a.m. – Goleta Valley Cottage Hospital – A special 5K Walk/Run hosted by Goleta Valley Cottage Hospital Foundation, and supported by Yardi, in honor of Mother’s Day! Log onto for more info!

Santa Barbara County Wine Half-Marathon – 7 – 10 a.m. Bring your family and friends to enjoy a weekend full of activities in this bucolic setting and celebrate in style at the expanded post-race Wine & Music Festival in Solvang Park. Log onto

Lotus Pedals “1000 Bikes” Fundraiser – 8 – 10:30 a.m. at Sunstone Winery – Come ride with us as we provide heavy terrain bicycles to girls who live in poverty who would not otherwise be able to travel the long distance to school. The ride leaves at 8:30 a.m. Register at

SYV Youth Recreation Queen’s Golf Tournament – Noon Shotgun Start – Alisal Ranch Course. To register contact Mark Moniot at 805-688-5764 or Ken Hollister at 805-688-3596.

Roar and Pour – 5 – 8 p.m. at the SB Zoo – It’s a wild wine tasting event where the animals stay out late and the Zoo is open so guests can stroll and sip. Log onto for tickets!

SYV Botanic Garden’s Appreciation Barbecue – 4 p.m. – The first annual appreciation barbecue with appetizers, refreshments and tours of the garden. There will be a silent and live auction, live music and more. Log onto to purchase tickets.

SYV Master Chorale 40th Anniversary Concert – 7:30 – 9 p.m. at Solvang Veterans Memorial Hall – Eclectic mix of classic and contemporary music presented by the Chorale, a professional orchestra and musical guests from the community.  For classic – the Lord Nelson Mass in D Minor by Haydn. Log onto for tickets.

JP Sears with Camilla Cleese and Stephanie Clark – 7 p.m. at the Lobero Theatre – Comedian and YouTube superstar JP Sears takes uplifting humor that’s accumulated over 300 million video views and brilliantly adapts it to the stage for a LIVE stand-up comedy show. Log onto for tickets.


SYV Youth Recreation Queen’s Breakfast – 8 a.m. – Noon at Santa Ynez Valley Union High School – Celebrate Mother’s Day with a delicious pancake breakfast. All proceeds go to SYV Youth Recreation. Log onto for more info.

SYV Master Chorale Concert – 3 – 4:30 p.m. at Solvang Veteran’s Memorial Hall. Log onto for tickets.



SYV Youth Recreation Queen’s Dinner and Wine Auction – 6 p.m. at SYV Historical Museum – All proceeds support youth recreation in the valley. Log onto for more info.


            Ladies Night Out presented by Friendship Auxiliary – 5:30-9 p.m. Maverick Saloon, 3687 Sagunto St., Santa Ynez. The Dancing DJ, dinner buffet, silent auction, opportunity drawings and indulgence booths.  $45/person. Visit



Gabrial Iglesias – 8 p.m. at the Arlington Theatre – Gabriel’s stand-up comedy is a mixture of storytelling, parodies, characters and sound effects that bring his personal experiences to life. Log onto for tickets.


SYV Youth Recreation New Frontiers 5% Friday – % percent of the days proceeds from New Frontiers will benefit SYV Youth Recreation. Log onto for more info.

SYV Youth Recreation Queen’s Los Alamos Event – 6 p.m. at Los Alamos Men’s Club – Dinner and cocktails with live and silent auction. Log onto for more info.



“42nd Street” Auditions – 9:30  a.m. – 2 p.m. at SYHS Little Theatre – Students interested in performing in the Arts Outreach Summer show of 42nd Street should come to this audition. Log onto for details.

Santa Ynez Airport Day – 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. at the Santa Ynez Airport. Dozens of small aircraft on display with pilots who can explain general aviation and their experiences flying. EAA Chapter 491 Young Eagles Event – free airplane rides for youngsters 8-17 years. Must register for flights at



State Street Nationals Premier Car Show – 19th Annual Premier Car Show, covering 10 blocks of Downtown Santa Barbara with over 300 outstanding vehicles, vendors, and live bands. Come out and enjoy the day.


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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