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February 2016

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Valentine's Barrel Room Dinner
February 13
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Valentine's Day Winemaker Dinner
Saturday, February 13th - 6pm-9pm

 Celebrate Valentine's Day with Sanford Winery! Indulge in Hors D'oeuvres paired with your favorite Sanford wines overlooking La Rinconada Vineyard. We will have the Barrel Room dressed up in lavish decor, where you will dine with our Assistant Winemaker, Laura Roach. Let her guide you through a full course dinner paired with old and new vintages of Sanford's estate wines.

$150/ $120 Wine Club

To RSVP please call 805-735-5900 ext. 9 or email!

Phone: 805-735-5900 ext. 7001

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Valentine's Day Outing for Seniors and Their Caregivers
February 13

Seniors and their caregivers can join in a free outing to Santa Barbara on the Clean Air Express from Solvang, Buellton to Santa Barbara on Saturday, February 13. Enjoy the stress free luxury coach ride, visit a special Saturday Santa Barbara Arts and Crafts Show, take advantage of President's Day sales, enjoy romantic dining, or attend a final day Santa Barbara Film Festival film event. There is a limit of 40 seats available, so register at the Solvang or Buellton Senior Center front desk to reserve a seat. The first 15 people to sign up will receive a $15.00 restaurant certificate to use for the day.

For questions call Traffic Solutions at 805-895-6589. The Clean Air Express offers service between the Santa Ynez Valley and Santa Barbara every Saturday. For schedule information go to

The Clean air Express picks up in Buellton on the Avenue of Flags near Pea Soup Andersen's Restaurant across from the City's Christmas Tree. Look for the Clean Air Express Saturday Service banner.

Remember the Clean Air Express makes trips to and from Santa Barbara every Saturday. The normal cost each way is $7.


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Standing Sun LIVE presents an evening with Mia Dyson - Valentine's Dinner
February 14
6:00 PM - 10:00 PM

Standing Sun LIVE presents:

an evening with...

Mia Dyson

Doors open 6pm - $65 Reserved Seating/Dinner/Show

Food by Valle Fresh Catering. (Smoked mushroom creamy polenta, braised short rib, and grilled shrimp)

Mia Dyson is an award-winning guitarist and singer/songwriter who has toured with the likes of Eric Clapton, Bonnie Raitt, Chris Isaak and many more. A multiple ARIA & APRA award-winning artist, Dyson was recently named one of Australia’s top 25 guitarists of all time.

Her album “The Moment” received ★★★★ (4 stars) in Rolling Stone Australia and her most recent release, “Idyllwild”, hailed as "Brilliant" by Daytrotter debuted in the CMJ top 100 in the US, and scored a win as Double J Radio's “Artist of the Year” in Australia.

After ending 2015 with a national Australian tour with The Waifs, she'll be back on the road in early 2016 on the west coast of the US,

In 2016, as a recording artist she's exploring new formats beyond the traditional album, expanding her collaborative circle and continuing to see where the road leads. 

Dyson currently resides in Los Angeles.

Phone: 805-691-9413

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Avila Beach and Barn Excursion
February 24
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Enjoy lunch along the beach, some shopping and a stop at the Avila Valley Barn. Depart and return Solvang Vets Hall.

Cost is $15. To register, visit

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Durango Songwriter's Expo Santa Barbara Wine Country 2016
February 25 - February 27

Once again the Durango Songwriter's Expo will be held in Santa Barbara Wine Country from Thursday, February 25, through Saturday, February 27, 2016. The Santa Ynez Valley Mariott in Buellton will be the venue for the event, which includes song listening, panel discussions and a concert which concludes the expo.

An information brochure with a registration form, the schedule of events and a list of featured special guests can be picked up at the Buellton Chamber and Visitors Bureau at 597 Avenue of Flags.

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Past Times History Series at the SYV Historical Museum
February 25
6:30 PM

The second in a series of three fascinating talks on early California history will be "Rancho Nipomo Dana Adobe...A History of the Dana Family & Home" presented by Al and Helen Daurio, Dana Adobe Nipomo Amigos. The talks will be held at the Santa Ynez Valley Historical Museum in downtown Santa Ynez. The second talk will be on Thursday, February 25. Light snacks will be served at 6:30 pm with the presentation following at 7 pm.

Admission: $10 members and $12 non-members per talk. The discounted three talk series is $25 for members and $30 for non-members. Purchase online at, or at the museum or at the gate. Call (805) 688-7889 for more information.

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SYV Chorale present their 5th Mardi Gras Celebration
February 27
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM

The Santa Ynez Valley Master Chorale presents their 5th Annual Mardi Gras Celebration on February 27th, at the Solvang Veterans Memorial Hall.  You will not want to miss this wonderful evening of entertainment, Cajun food, and dancing to the T-Bone Ramblers.  The more festive, the better as prizes will be awarded to the best costume or mask worn by attending revelers.  There will be a silent auction as well as a live auction for some wonderful getaways and other goodies.  Also, we will pay tribute to our King and Queen of Mardi Gras for 2016, Joe and Alice Olla!  Price for single tickets are a bargain for $50 when purchased in advance or $60 at the door.  Tickets may be purchased at the Book Loft, El Rancho Marketplace, online at or by calling 805-350-4241.  Laissez les bon temps roulez!

Phone: (805) 350-4241

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