Archive » July 5, 2012
By SYVJ Staff
BOS meetingThe public will be able to weigh in before the county Board of Supervisors at its 9 a.m. Tuesday, July 10, meeting in Santa Maria regarding a recent federal decision to accept 6.9 acres of land into trust for the Santa Ynez Band of Chumash Indians. The board will hear public comment before going into closed session to decide whether to file an appeal before a July 12 deadline set by the U.S. Department of the Interior’s Interior Board of Indian Appeals in Virginia. The Preservation of Los Olivos, a grass-roots citizen group that has long opposed the planned annexation, learned on June 22 that the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) determined it will annex into trust the property located across Highway 246 from the Chumash Casino Resort in Santa Ynez. Should the land become part of the reservation, it would become sovereign tribal land and exempt from local and state taxes, and local planning and zoning laws.
Any member of the public at any time may send emails or other communication to all members of the Board of Supervisors regarding this fee-to-trust issue. You can locate the office numbers and e-mail addresses of the supervisors by visiting countyofsb.org/bos/.
Strike up the bandChris Shiflett and the Dean Peasants (from the Foo Fighters), with Wil Ridge Band opening, perform at 8 p.m. Thursday, July 5, at The Maverick in Santa Ynez.
Tickets are $5 at the door; first come, first served. The Hayloft Grill is open from 5 to 8 p.m.
At the museumEscape summer’s heat and stop in to view the new exhibition, “Wesley Anderegg: The Escape Artist,” at the Elverhoj Museum of History and Art. The opening reception is 4 to 6 p.m. Saturday, July 7. Refreshments will be served and the public is invited to meet and celebrate with the artist. A free gallery talk with Anderegg is slated for 4 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 4. Elverhøj is open Wednesday through Sunday afternoons: Wed-Thurs 1 to 4 p.m., Fri-Sat-Sun noon to 4 p.m.
For more information, visit the Museum at 1624 Elverhoy Way in Solvang, go to www.elverhoj.org or call 686-1211.
Setting up camp“Wild West” summer camp at the Santa Ynez Valley Historical Museum is on the horizon for July 9-13. In its third year at the Historical Museum, this popular camp offers campers an opportunity to have fun while learning the crafts and culture of a bygone era. Sessions are a week long and geared to ages 7-11. Cost is $125 per child; snacks and beverages are provided.
To register a camper or to request a camp brochure, call the museum at (805) 688-7889 or visit www.santaynezmuseum.org.
Jazz under the StarsThe 14th year of “Jazz under the Stars” at The Vineyard House restaurant in Santa Ynez. Every Wednesday night from 6:30 to 8:30, dinner guests will enjoy the sounds of local jazz musicians.
There is a nominal $3 entertainment fee charged per person and reservations are recommended. For more information, call Jim Sobell at (805) 350-0284.
Autism nightThe Santa Barbara Zoo stays open late for two after-hour events in July: Autism Family Night is slated from 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday, July 12, and Special Needs is set from 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday, July 19.
Admission for adults and children is $10 apiece. Zoo members receive free admission. For more information, visit www.sbzoo.org or call (805) 962-5339.
Helping HospiceJoin Hospice of Santa Barbara for the second annual Dia de las Comidas from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Thursday, July 12, when Dos Carlitos Restaurant & Tequila Bar in Santa Ynez and its sibling restaurants, open their doors and hearts to Hospice of Santa Barbara in support of the organization’s Hispanic Family Services. All restaurants will donate a generous portion of the day’s proceeds to Hospice of Santa Barbara. Reservations are encouraged, walk-in parties accepted.
For more information, please call K.C. Murphy Thompson at Hospice of Santa Barbara at (805) 563-8820 or visit www.hospiceofsantabarbara.org.
Chair FaireEveryone is invited to participate in the Los Alamos Chair Faire, on Saturday, July 28, a community event and fundraiser. Now in its third year, planning is underway with new attractions being added.
Entry fees are two chairs for $15; four chairs for $25, and eight chairs for $35. Winners receive gift certificates from Los Alamos merchants as prizes. Winning Art chairs will also be featured in next year’s publicity. Judges will be highly acclaimed in their field of expertise. Entry fee proceeds benefit the Olga Reed Elementary School in Los Alamos, while all earnings from sales of chairs go to the sellers.
For entry forms and more information, visit the C Gallery website at www.thecgallery.com/chairfairemain.html or call (805) 344-3807.