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October 2014

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Sanford Winery's Flight Night
October 24

Come celebrate All Hallows' Eve with us at Sanford Winery!

Friday, October 24, 2014 - 5:00 PM-7:00PM

$20 Wine Club Members ~ $30 Other Guests

Please join us at our winery tasting room located in the heart of the Sta. Rita Hills and enjoy a wine flight paired with an array of Halloween candy ingredients. Indulge in classic Halloween flavors as they are paired next to our exclusive wines. Upon your arrival you will be greeted with a glass of wine as you embark on our Halloween Fright Flight. 

Don't forget to wear your costume as the most original will win a complimentary bottle of wine!

A special 10% off wine purchases to all guests and an extra 5% off to current members will be offered on this "flight-ful" night!

Please visit for tickets or call us at (805) 735-5900 ext 7001 or 7014.

Phone: (805)735-5900 ext. 7001 or 7014

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9th Annual 24 & 6 Hours of Halloween Mountain Bike Weekend
October 25 - October 26

The 9th Annual 24 & 6 Hours of Halloween Mountain Bike Weekend will be held on Saturday and Sunday, October 25-26, 2014 at the Dirt Club in Los OLivos, California.

Visit for more information.

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Harvest Craft Festival & Family Garden Work Day
October 25

Come to the Santa Ynez Botanic Garden in River View Park for crafts and fun in the garden on Saturday, October 25, from 10 am to 3 pm. Celebrate National "Make a Difference Day". Bring your tools and tend the garden. See drought tolerant garden displays and enjoy face painting and crafts.

Bring a picnic for a free concert by the Ruben Lee Dalton Band from 1 pm to 3 pm.

Call (805) 688-1086 to sign up or visit for information. 

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Kalyra Winery Screening "Watershed"
October 25

Movie guests can enjoy The New Frontiers Documentary Series screening of "Watershed." Guests can arrive at 5 pm when the doors open to stake out a spot on the lawn, enjoy a leisurely dinner on their picnic blanket, drink wine and watch the sunset. The movie follows at dusk.

Admission is free; children and leashed dogs are welcome.

Visit for more information.

Kalyra Winery is at 343 N. Refugio Road, Santa Ynez.

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Real Ale Invitational at Figueroa Mountain Brewing Co.
October 25

Figueroa Mountain Brewong Company has embraced cask ale via the cask program run by Head Brewer of Santa Barbara, Kevin C. Ashford. Each taproom boasts a cask engine for new releases every "Firkin Friday" featuring many of their standard ales.

Wanting to bring more exposure for cask beer to the Central Coast, Ashford and the events team will be hosting a Real Ale Invitational on Saturday, October 25, 2014, from 1:00 to 4:00 pm. Over a dozen breweries will be showcasing their own styles of real ale at the flagship brewery and taproom in Buellton.

Admission is $40 and includes a souvenir glass, unlimited tastings and live music. A portion of the proceeds will benefit Los Padres Forest Watch.

For those beer lovers who want a more intimate experience paired with food, a limited number of tickets will be sold for a Real Ale Lunch prior to the Invitational at 11:30 am to 1:00 pm. Meet the cask masters who have perfected the skill of brewing ale while enjoying a 4-course meal prepared by Beto Huizar, Executive Chef of Beto's Place, a new restaurant slated to open in Fig Mtn Brew's Buellton taproom later this year. Tickets to the lunch cost $75 and include admission to the Invitational.

Visit Tickets are on sale now.  

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Call to Singers - Auditions for SYV Master Chorale
October 28

The Santa Ynez Valley Master Chorale and professional Concert Orchestra are excited to begin rehearsals for holiday concerts featuring the Baroque masterpiece, “Gloria” by Antonio Vivaldi, the juxtaposition of two settings of the poem by James Agee, “Sure on This Shining Night” with musical settings by Morten Lauridsen and Samuel Barber, the international award-winning “Sanctus” by our own Chris A Bowman, and carols from around the world, and more!  Performances are scheduled for December 13 and 14.

Vocalists 17 years and older are invited to join the Chorale to prepare for this special holiday event.  Chorale rehearsals will begin on Tuesday, September 9thNew singers should be at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, 2672 Janin Way, Solvang, at 7:15 p.m. for a brief audition.  Returning members may come at 7:30 p.m.  Rehearsals are every Tuesday from 7:30 – 9:30 p.m. with two or three additional practices just prior to the concerts.  Members are expected to prepare between rehearsals.

The Santa Ynez Valley Master Chorale has “brought music to life” to the Valley for 37 years.  Last spring, the Chorale and Orchestra presented Mozart’s Requiem in D to 700 concert goers and on July 4th, the Chorale and it’s All Star Band entertained the Valley with Americana favorites.  Conductor Chris A Bowman has directed the Chorale for the last 18 years.

For more information, singers are invited to call 805-350-4241.

Phone: 805-350-4241

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Art Lab - All Arts/Crafts Welcome!
October 30

Art Lab - 10 am to 4 pm

Artists and crafters of all media are welcome to come join the fun and use the spacious, beautiful classroom at The Creation Station Fabric & Quilt Shop!

Do you paint? Draw? Paper Craft? Sew? Knit or Crochet? Bead?
From beginners to expert and no matter the craft, you're welcome to join on Art Lab day.

Please note that no formal instruction is provided but this is a great opportunity to meet other artists and crafters and a chance to make new friends!

A small donation of $10 is requested to help keep the light/heat/air conditioning on and to help keep the classroom tidy.

Phone: (805) 693-0174

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