About the City: Art Exhibit Supporting UC SB Nature Preserve System Scheduled for December 3-4 |

ByShannon J. Cortes

Nov 16, 2022

Art exhibition supporting UC’s nature reserve system scheduled for December 3-4

An art exhibit showcasing the diversity and beauty of the seven sites in the UC Nature Preserve System operated by UC Santa Barbara will be on display Saturday and Sunday, December 3 and 4, at the Academy of Music in Santa Barbara.

Doors open from 2pm to 8pm on Saturday with prize giving scheduled from 5pm to 7pm, and on Sunday the art will be on display from 10am to 4pm

Art sales will benefit the reserve system, according to hosting nonprofit artist SCAPE, Southern California Artists Painting for the Environment.

The group helps raise funds for nonprofit environmental organizations through a variety of events.

The Santa Barbara Nature Reserve System was established in 1965, and the resulting reserve system includes 41 reserves and field stations representing California’s diverse ecological regions. They include coastal systems, wetlands, oak groves and mountains that support wildlife, migratory birds, diverse vegetation and research.

The next show, free and open to the public, marks the band’s 20th anniversary.

The event will take place at Lehmann Hall at the Santa Barbara Academy of Music, 1070 Fairway Rd.

Santa Ynez Valley Library Hours

Solvang Library’s “Holiday Corridor Book Sale” begins Tuesday, November 29 at 3 p.m. and runs through Saturday, December 10, with an assortment of books, DVDs, and audio for sale in the lobby of the Solvang Library. corridor.

Sales tables will be updated daily, according to library staff.

An ongoing program through November includes a free craft kit consisting of a triangle and ball game – a modern take on a historic children’s game in honor of Native American Heritage Month.

Kits can be picked up during business hours and are free.

The Solvang Library will be closed on Thursday and Friday, November 24 and 25 for the Thanksgiving holiday, and will reopen on Saturday, November 26.

The Los Olivos and Santa Ynez libraries will be closed on Saturday November 26.

Solvang Library is still recruiting for a temporary part-time Library Technician position. The position is 15 hours per week.

Free hot breakfast served at St. Mark’s

The community is invited to enjoy a free hot breakfast in the newly remodeled Santa Ynez Valley Community Kitchen every Saturday at 8 a.m.

The meal, available to everyone free of charge, includes hot and cold, gluten-free and vegan options.

The “Valley Breakfast” is an initiative to address food insecurity in the community and the community kitchen helps support micro-businesses and provides free space for non-profit and community groups.

Solvang Julefest Parade set for December 3; participants sought

This year’s Julefest Parade, dubbed “Hyggelig: A Cozy Christmas,” will roll out through downtown Solvang to serve up Christmas cheer on Saturday, December 3.

Parade participants are wanted – marching bands, individuals, groups, companies, riders, etc. Participation is free.

The parade queue begins at 10:15 a.m. in the Veterans Hall parking lot and begins at 11 a.m., when it will turn west on Mission Drive, south on Fourth Street, east on Copenhagen, north on Alisal, west on Mission to return to Veterans. Hall.

To participate in the parade, complete the form available online at files.constantcontact.com/f98e9aad001/38067278-31ae-42a1-921b-1200c2756495.pdf?rdr=true

The form should then be sent by post to: Kim Jensen, 1679 Copenhagen Dr., Solvang, or by e-mail to [email protected]

SYV Chorale will present a holiday concert

The Santa Ynez Valley Choir will perform a holiday concert, “And Peace on Earth,” on Saturday, December 3 at 3 p.m. and Sunday, December 4 at 3 p.m. at Veterans Memorial Hall, 1745 Mission Drive, Solvang.

Under the direction of the choir’s new artistic director David Torres, the concert with orchestral accompaniment will feature pieces such as “The Hands that First Held Mary’s Child” and “Lunar Lullaby”.

The public will also be invited to join the spirit in singing familiar Christmas carols.

Tickets are $15 at the Book Loft, at the door, and can also be purchased through the Chorale’s website www.syvchorale.org which includes a small processing fee.

For more information, call or text Chorale Representative Casey Bemis at 805-451-8099.