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EVENT CALENDAR

Shared Interest Group Events

Enjoy learning about wines? How about discussing the latest bestseller or playing bridge? Whether gardening or writing, we offer a wide range of special interest activities. Join others who share your passion or start a new activity group yourself.


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    • 17 Aug 2017
    • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Will be sent 3 days prior
    • 0
    Registration is closed

    Health care in America:  What's Next?



    As Washington debates whether and how to revamp Obamacare, what are the options?  Will access to health care be cut back?  Expanded?  What about expenses?  How important is the individual mandate?  Is Medicare a model?  Are the experiences of other countries instructive?  Is any of this really possible in today's political environment?

    We will discuss the various alternatives and the effect they may have on all Americans including our own families and friends.


    • 18 Aug 2017
    • 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
    • Test Pilot - 211 Helena Ave

    Please join us at another fun venue on the TGIF tour, Test Pilot. One of the Funk Zone's most unusual spots, Test Pilot is owned by the same folks who hosted us at the Good Lion a few weeks back.

    Don’t let the kitschy glasses with their totem pole faces fool you. While Test Pilot is indeed tiki-inspired, this new Funk Zone hotspot is not mired in the Polynesian motif of yesteryear. “We didn’t want it to be a classics bar,” said Brandon Ristaino, who owns this establishment as well as The Good Lion on State Street with his wife, Misty. “We wanted to modernize the drinks, clean them up, dry them out. In some, we switched out the rum.”


    They have two drinks any craft cocktail aficionado should savor: El Presidente and the slyly named Suisse Family Robinson. 

    See you on the 18th! Click Here for Directions

    Parking may be tough to find, so consider parking across State St at the Amtrak station, where the first 75 minutes are free.

      

     

    • 18 Aug 2017
    • 7:30 PM - 10:30 PM
    • Santa Barbara County Courthouse
    • 2


    Bond, James Bond. 

    Young Professionals - outdoor summer cinema- GoldenEye at the County Courthouse.

    Join us for Friday night under the stars: bring blankets or a low beach chair, your favorite beverage and picnic items to share.

    Meet at 7:30 PM. We will gather to picnic and get settled in before the movie begins at 8:30 PM. 

    Due to space limitations you must register to attend.

    cost- free

    Questions? Contact youngprofessionals@sbnewcomers.org


    • 19 Aug 2017
    • 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • See event details.
    • 16

    Location: Will be in registration email. 

    Ladies and Gents, come join us for an unforgettable evening of food and fun.  

    Up to 3 tables of 7 players.  There is a $10 clay- chip buy-in at the experienced tables. This money is for poker play only and all money is paid out to the winners. No 2nd chance buy in. Limits are set low to extend play time.

    Come learn to play!  Novices will not buy chips, but will learn betting etiquette, and play stud & draw poker and Blackjack. You never know when a poker opportunity will come at you.

    $10 Registration fee is 
    for finger food, snacks and water only. 

    Please bring your favorite beverage.

    • 20 Aug 2017
    • 10:00 AM - 1:30 PM
    • Paddle Sports Center 117 Harbor Way & Sambo's 216 W Cabrillo Blvd
    • 5


    SUP @ 10AM, Brunch @ 12PM 

    Part 1 SUP

    We will meet Sunday morning at 9:45 AM at the Paddle Sports Center at the Santa Barbara Harbor (Behind the Maritime Museum)- 117 Harbor Way, Santa Barbara

    We will be on the water for approx 1.5 hours. SUP Rental included in registration fee. Limited to 20 attendees; online registration required. Bring towels and a change of clothes.  Cost for Paddle boarding $25 a person. 

    Part 2 Brunch

    Whether attending paddle boarding prior, or if you just want to meet for brunch.  We will meet up at 12PM at Sambo's on the Beach for Brunch- 216 W Cabrillo Blvd, Santa Barbara, CA 93101


    • 21 Aug 2017
    • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • University Club
    • 0

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    Toward a Trump Foreign Policy:  Are We There Yet?

    President Trump remains harshly critical of traditional -- and bipartisan -- US foreign policy, but his senior national security and economic advisers emphasize continuity.  Is a coherent policy emerging, or is it the "adhocracy" that critics claim?  How does this affect America's traditional allies?  Its adversaries?   Will the US remain a global leader?

    Gary Robbins, retired career State Department officer, will lead a discussion evaluating the President’s actions in the context of US foreign policy since WWII.  Participants will be given a small selection of articles before the event and will be encouraged to participate actively in the discussion.


    • 22 Aug 2017
    • 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
    • 2031 De La Vina St., Santa Barbara, CA 93105
    • 0

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    *Giving Back* Tour of the Braille Institute 

    -Includes finger foods and wine/drinks-

    Opens July 25th


    Join us on Tuesday, August 22nd for a behind-the-scenes look into the Braille Institute. We'll meet in the courtyard and then go on a guided tour of Braille's amazing facilities. 

    The tour will include the newly remodeled kitchen where we'll be given a demonstration from the Kitchen Confidence Program, the Technology Room where we'll learn how the latest mainstream and adaptive devices are used, and the library -- one of the core services of the Braille Institute that provides numerous resources for the blind and visually impaired.

    After the tour, we'll return to the courtyard for small appetizers and wine/beverages where we can socialize, ask questions, and learn about volunteer opportunities.


       






      • 24 Aug 2017
      • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
      • 14

       Summertime Photo Shoot


       Assignment: Summer! Your assignment, if you choose to accept it is to photograph “summer.” It could be a place, a feeling, a person, a thing…whatever says summer to you! You’re on your own to take the photos (or, take a friend along), then upload your images to the Photography Committee (we'll provide instructions on that later) and then join us at a Goleta location for a hot, sweet, memorable summer slide show. Room for 20 people with summer on their minds; $5 per person. 

      Phone pics, point and shoots, DSLR’s all welcome! 

      Questions? Email us at photography@sbnewcomers.org



      • 25 Aug 2017
      • 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
      • Wine Therapy, 732 State Street


      Join us in the back patio as we enjoy one of the local hotspots. Be prepared to try some awesome local wines and beers.


      There's an open patio with plenty of seating as you enjoy your favorite wine.  

        

       

      • 26 Aug 2017
      • 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
      • Robin & Rob Masson's home
      • 0

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      JOIN EPICURIOUS FOR A SUMMERTIME
      ICE CREAM SOCIAL!


      Enjoy DIY Ice Cream Sundaes with
      Fellow Newcomers!
      Learn the history of the Ice Cream Sundae and about the Sweet Competition among three cities for "First Sundae."
      Ice creams, homemade sauces & classic toppings provided, along with a demonstration on how to make homemade ice creams and custards.

      • 26 Aug 2017
      • 6:00 PM
      • At a members home TBA

      A REALLY INTERESTING MATCHUP

      A bunch of guys+ Big screen TV fight night!

      We'll have hot dogs, chips, and set ups.

      Bring your favorite drink and an appetizer to share.  Limit to 18.

      $10/person  6pm Aug 26

      Location at a members home to be sent out 3 days prior to the event.

      M.E.N.s

      • 29 Aug 2017
      • 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
      • Bree'Osh Café Montecito Lower Village
      • 0

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      French Cooking at Bree'Osh

      Tuesday August 29th at 5:30 PM

      Two types of French Toast: Savory & Sweet

      Happy 4th of July! . . #4thofjulyweekend2017 #4thofjuly2017 #breeoshbakery #pierrelebaker #california #santabarbara #montecito #coastvillageroadmontecito #coconutcroissant


      Bree'Osh is a French artisan bakery in Montecito where we will learn the basics of making two versions of Brioche French Toast, savory as well as the traditional sweet, from French owners Pierre and Nelly.

      During the demonstration, Pierre will explain, in beautifully accented English, the making of a these two treats. We will enjoy paired wines with cheese out on the patio and enjoy the savory version with mixed green salad and finish with the traditional French toast version, chocolate, fruit and vanilla ice cream. Come and mingle with fellow Newcomers, learn the basics of a classic French specialty along with a new twist on this delicious dish, sit back and sip on French wine.

      Don't worry, French not required (but you do need to be able to say "Merci".)

      Map to Event Location

      1150 Coast Village Rd, Montecito, CA 93108

      breeosh.com

       

      • 29 Aug 2017
      • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
      • Kevin and Cathy Newman's house in Montecito.

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      WINE APPRECIATION - "War of the Rosés"

       

      A tasting of rosé wines from around the world.

      rosé (from French rosé; also known as rosada in Portugal and Spanish-speaking countries and rosato in Italy) is a type of wine that incorporates some of the color from the grape skins, but not enough to qualify it as a red wine. It may be the oldest known type of wine, as it is the most straightforward to make with the skin contact method. The pink color can range from a pale "onion-skin" orange to a vivid near-purple, depending on the varietals used and winemaking techniques. There are three major ways to produce rosé wine: skin contact, saignée, and blending. Rosé wines can be made still, semi sparkling or sparkling and with a wide range of sweetness from highly dry Provençal rosé to sweet white zinfandels and blushes. Rosé wines are made from a wide variety of grapes and can be found all around the globe. [Wikipedia]

      Rosé Wines are now gaining popularity. Sometimes maligned for being too sweet (the "blush" style wines), we will explore several varietals from around the world and judge for ourselves. Which country will win the "War of the Rosés"....?

      This event will be held at the home of Kevin and Cathy Newman in Montecito. Details will be provided with your registration e-mail.


      • 31 Aug 2017
      • 5:30 PM - 8:00 PM
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      • 0

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      Join us for a fabulous time learning how to cook pasta! 

      We will be watching the amazing Marco Longinotti from the spectacular SY Kitchens teaching us the Italian way to cook pasta, from making fresh pasta (hands on if you like) and three different sauces ~ seafood, meat and vegetarian. Recipes will be given at the demonstration.

      We'll be meeting at Ferguson's beautiful new kitchen showroom at 602 E Montecito Street. 

      Its a great opportunity to meet other foodies, drink a little wine and laugh a lot!

      Bring a bottle of wine if you'd like to share and exchange tastings!

      • 31 Aug 2017
      • 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
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      Be clever, be witty, or be outrageous when describing your swimsuit, neighbor, closet, hair or whatever Guess Word is picked. But, best of all, be creative so you don't reveal the word to the player in the Hot Seat.


      We'll provide light snacks and water.  Also, instructions/mentors, and referees (if needed)!

      Feel free to bring your favorite beverage!

      LOCATION:  Address to be provided with registration.

      QUESTIONS?  Please email: games@sbnewcomers.org

      • 02 Sep 2017
      • 8:00 PM - 10:30 PM
      • Figueroa Mountain, 137 Anacapa Street
      Registration is closed


      Get ready for fun a fun night!  

      Join us for a special event called "The Bomb"!  Grab one of Fig Mountain's famous brews and get a dose of Motown, Blue, Jazz, Latin Soul and an evening of friends and more.



      • 06 Sep 2017
      • 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
      • Listed in Event Confirmation
      • 0

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      #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

      From a former marine and Yale Law School graduate, a powerful account of growing up in a poor Rust Belt town that offers a broader, probing look at the struggles of America’s white working class

      Hillbilly Elegy is a passionate and personal analysis of a culture in crisis—that of white working-class Americans. The decline of this group, a demographic of our country that has been slowly disintegrating over forty years, has been reported on with growing frequency and alarm, but has never before been written about as searingly from the inside. J. D. Vance tells the true story of what a social, regional, and class decline feels like when you were born with it hung around your neck.

      The Vance family story begins hopefully in postwar America. J. D.’s grandparents were “dirt poor and in love,” and moved north from Kentucky’s Appalachia region to Ohio in the hopes of escaping the dreadful poverty around them. They raised a middle-class family, and eventually their grandchild (the author) would graduate from Yale Law School, a conventional marker of their success in achieving generational upward mobility.

      But as the family saga of Hillbilly Elegy plays out, we learn that this is only the short, superficial version. Vance’s grandparents, aunt, uncle, sister, and, most of all, his mother, struggled profoundly with the demands of their new middle-class life, and were never able to fully escape the legacy of abuse, alcoholism, poverty, and trauma so characteristic of their part of America. Vance piercingly shows how he himself still carries around the demons of their chaotic family history.


      • 08 Sep 2017
      • 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
      • Longboard's Grill - 210 Stearns Wharf

      The TGIF tour is adding a fun venue to our list of favorite places in Santa Barbara, Longboard's Grill. Located upstairs from the Harbor Restaurant on Stearns Wharf, Longboard's is a great place to enjoy a great drink and spectacular views of the harbor and Pacific Ocean.

      Come check out the totally awesome, fun-filled beach and surf scene at Longboard's Grill on Santa Barbara’s famous Stearns Wharf. Relax on their outdoor patio in the open ocean air and listen to the sounds of the waves below as you enjoy a drink with your Newcomers friends. You might even want to stay after for casual dining. Try their famous oyster bar, fish ‘n chips, New England clam chowder, gourmet Kahuna burger or Baja Fish tacos.

       

      See you on the 8th. Click here for directions.


      • 09 Sep 2017
      • 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
      • Santa Barbara Athletic Club, 520 Castillo Street
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      *Giving Back* presents the Santa Barbara School of Squash Clinic


      On Saturday, September 9, come meet the amazing people behind the Santa Barbara School of Squash (SBSOS).  You may be asking "what the heck is the School of Squash?" Or, if you are like me, you may not be familiar with squash and you're thinking of a delicious winter vegetable. In fact, squash is a popular sport played on a court with rackets and a hollow rubber ball.  The SB School of Squash is a small, local nonprofit organization that combines academic tutoring, squash instruction, and mentoring for disadvantaged youth in our city

      At this event, you will get to hear from the people who make this rewarding program happen, and from some of the students themselves. Following the short presentation, the squash coaches will teach us about the game right there on the courts.  

      As if that wasn't enough, continental breakfast is included with the presentation and all attendees can have full access to the SB Athletic Club for the rest of the day! (So feel free to bring your gym bag or even just look around this great facility.) 

      Check out the SBSOS website ahead of time to see what it's all about and to learn about volunteer opportunities: http://www.sbsos.org  




         






        • 10 Sep 2017
        • 8:30 AM - 1:00 PM
        • Carpools @ 8AM LA CUMBRE MALL
        Knapp's Castle Hike Two-Ways!


        Did you know there are castle ruins in Santa Barbara's back yard? We're offering two different ways to participate in one of the coolest hikes around. 

        Join us for a hike and huddle at Knapp's Castle. Built in 1916, this once impressive mansion has left its trace in the form of sandstone ruins. More info here!

        We want everyone to be able to participate in the excursion, so we are planning two choices. Either way you choose to get there, we'll meet at the top at 10:30 am. Bring a snack to share...and bring your camera!

        Option 1: the gung-ho hike (D-Lock leads)

        Start time: 8:30 am at the trailhead off Paradise Rd

        Distance: 6.6 miles round trip

        Difficulty: moderate to strenuous

        To bring: this hike has a fairly steep ascent, and not much tree cover, so bring a lot of water and proper sun protection. Trekking poles are great! 

        Info: you will definitely get a workout, but it is absolutely worth it...you'll enjoy the breathtaking vistas and awesome ruins all the more when you make it to the top!

        Directions: from US-101 in Santa Barbara take Hwy-154/State St exit north until you reach Paradise Rd (turn right). Continue for approximately 4 miles until you see a turn off on the right side with a sign for Snyder Trail. If you pass the Los Preitos Ranger Station you have gone only slightly too far.  

        More info!

        Option 2: the pleasant ramble (leader TBD)

        Start time: 10:00 am

        Distance: 1.5 miles round trip

        Difficulty: easy

        Info: this is the shorter trek up to the Castle and it is all downhill to get there. You'll still enjoy a fresh-air excursion and the view without the intensity of Option 1. Again, not a lot of tree cover, so sun-protection is a must. 

        Directions: from US-101 in Santa Barbara take Hwy-154/State St exit north for 10.5 miles. Turn right on East Camino Cielo for 2.9 miles to a parking pull out to the right, across from an unmarked gate on the left. From the gate it is a half-mile walk to the ruins.

        More info!

        CARPOOLS are strongly suggested for parking availability and efficiency. If you are interested in partaking in a carpool --or would be willing to be a driver-- please email reply. Ideally, I will organize carpools to meet at La Cumbre Mall parking lot at 8:00

        I'm also looking for a volunteer to lead option 2, so let me know if you are familiar with the hike and would like to help out!

        No need to register. Just show up.

        Graduates and guests welcome.


        • 10 Sep 2017
        • 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
        • Hendry's Beach
        Come walk Hendry's Beach with your furry friends or borrow one of ours to walk with. Meet at the picnic tables behind the lifeguard stand at Hendry's Beach.  


        NO EVENT IF IT'S RAINING

        Event open to members, graduates and friends.

        No need to register - just show up!

        Free

        Questions? Contact Elizabeth Badart

        ebadart@outlook.com

        For directions to Hendry's Beach, click here.

        • 11 Sep 2017
        • 12 Feb 2018
        • 6 sessions
        • See location details.

        Our club is only as strong as our members. Stay involved with what is happening with the club by attending our Monthly Club Board Meeting. The meeting is required for all Officers and Committee Chairs/Co-Chairs but is open to all members. (If the Chair/Co-Chair cannot attend, an assigned committee member may attend in their place.) 

        For further details, contact the Club President at president@sbnewcomers.org

        LOCATION:  

        The University Club of Santa Barbara

        1332 Santa Barbara St.

        Santa Barbara, CA  93101

        (805) 966 0853

        Look for the red Newcomers signs!

        For map, click here.



        • 14 Sep 2017
        • 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
        • Location listed in Registration Confirmation
        • 0

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        Mah Jongg Training

        Mah Jongg is an ancient Chinese game with tiles. The game was adapted to the American version in the 1930's. The class will run from 3:00 - 5:00pm.

        Mah Jong is FUN, Mah Jongg is social. Classes are limited to 4 people so sign up early.

        If you have never even seen the game before, you are encouraged to sign up. We will be happy to help you learn. If you already know the game and want to meet players within our community, send us an email and we will help you out


        • 14 Sep 2017
        • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
        • TBA 3 days prior to event
        • 25
        Registration is closed

        Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy and the Human Brain

        Recently in the news because of  a seemingly high incidence in football players.  This condition may be happening in people engaged in many other sports, occupations and circumstances involving a history of multiple concussive and subclinical non concussive head injuries.  Complicating the extent of the disease is the lack of a definitive diagnostic tool short of autopsy.

        We will discuss; the history of CTE, the clinical manifestations of CTE, the similarities and dissimilarities of CTE and other neuro degenerative conditions such as ALS and Alzheimers, new diagnostic tools that might diagnose the condition before death on the horizon, who and what activities pose is the greatest risk, what are the implications for parents allowing their children's participation in high risk activities, and what are the social cost for not addressing this increasingly recognized condition.

        We will send out a reading list and a place to meet several days prior to the Current Event gathering



        • 15 Sep 2017
        • 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
        • Carr Winery - 414 N. Salsipuedes St.

        Please join us at another fun location on the TGIF tour, Carr Winery. The winery is located in a  1940’s Quonset Hut in downtown Santa Barbara and has the ambiance of a working winery and the fun of sipping on delicious wines at their beautiful barrel top bar. They even have monthly art shows and live music. 

        Note: It can be cold in the winery, prepare appropriately.

        See you on the 15th! Click Here for Directions

          


        • 19 Sep 2017
        • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
        • University Club, 1332 Santa Barbara St, Santa Barbara, CA 93101
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        Join us on September 19 for another foreign policy discussion. REGISTRATION OPENS AUGUST 15.

        This discussion will cover the proliferation of nuclear weapons among less stable nations, potential accidental detonations in the existing arsenals of some 15,000 weapons world wide, potential for these weapons to get into the hands of stateless and less responsible actors, and the extensive use of nuclear materials in medicine and other industries and the possibility for this to fall in to the wrong hands.

        This discussion will be moderated by your fellow Newcomers and FPD Committee Co-Chairs, Larry Hendrickson and Elena Nicklasson. 

        PLEASE EMAIL: foreignpolicy@sbnewcomers.org WITH ANY QUESTIONS OR FEEDBACK

        • 20 Sep 2017
        • 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
        • See event details
        • 3

        Come explore two exceptional Santa Barbara Contemporary Art Galleries: 10 West and ARTAMO Gallery -- for an evening filled with art, artists, gallery directors, wine and waters, delicious heavy hors d'oeuvres, and companionship.

        We will start at 10 West, which is an exceptional cooperative contemporary gallery owned by outstanding local and regional exhibiting artists, and talk with the Director of the Gallery (Jan Ziegler). We will also hear from at least 3 artists among the nine September exhibiting artists: Rick Doehring, Beth Schmohr, Iben Vestergaard, Stephen Robeck, Fred Wolf, Madeline Garrett, Chad Avery, Stuart Ochiltree, Mary Dee Thompson.

        Then we will walk across the street to visit ARTAMO GALLERY, which a premier gallery specializing in abstract art including Abstract Expressionism, Color Field, geometric, hard-edged, Op, Pop, minimalism and conceptualism in a variety of media. The Gallery Director (Jack Mohr), who is a former Newcomer, will discuss the latest trends in contemporary art as well as the established regional, national, and international artists represented there.

        The evening will end with more wine and waters, delicious food, and smART socializing.

        • 21 Sep 2017
        • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
        • A venue to be determined

        WINE APPRECIATION PRESENTS

        Registration Opens: Aug 29

        A Tasting of Wines from Exotic Places





        • 23 Sep 2017
        • 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
        • See event details.
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        Registration is closed

        Location: Will be in registration email. 

        Ladies and Gents, come join us for an unforgettable evening of food and fun.  

        Up to 3 tables of 7 players.  There is a $10 clay- chip buy-in at the experienced tables. This money is for poker play only and all money is paid out to the winners. No 2nd chance buy in. Limits are set low to extend play time.

        Come learn to play!  Novices will not buy chips, but will learn betting etiquette, and play stud & draw poker and Blackjack. You never know when a poker opportunity will come at you.

        $10 Registration fee is 
        for finger food, snacks and water only. 

        Please bring your favorite beverage.

        • 28 Sep 2017
        • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
        • Topa Topa Brewery
        • 20
        Registration is closed
        TOPA TOPA BEER TASTING
        hosted by Jack Dye, owner of Topa Topa Brewing Co.

        Join us for a private tasting of a select flight of Topa Topa's beer and enjoy alongside dishes provided by The Nook.  Learn about the different styles of beer, the beer making process, and the history of the company.

        Limited Designated Driver* spots available at a reduced rate. 

        *Designated Drivers will not receive a beer flight, but will enjoy the company and food provided at the event.

        • 28 Sep 2017
        • 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
        • See Event Details
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        We'll provide light snacks and water.  Also, instructions/mentors, and referees (if needed)!

        Feel free to bring your favorite beverage!

        LOCATION:  Address to be provided with registration.

        QUESTIONS?  Please email: games@sbnewcomers.org

        • 12 Oct 2017
        • 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
        • Location listed in Registration Confirmation
        • 4
        Registration is closed


        Mah Jongg Training

        Mah Jongg is an ancient Chinese game with tiles. The game was adapted to the American version in the 1930's. The class will run from 3:00 - 5:00pm.

        Mah Jong is FUN, Mah Jongg is social. Classes are limited to 4 people so sign up early.

        If you have never even seen the game before, you are encouraged to sign up. We will be happy to help you learn. If you already know the game and want to meet players within our community, send us an email and we will help you out


        • 14 Oct 2017
        • 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
        • Home Residence TBA
        • 15
        Registration is closed
        JOIN EPICURIOUS FOR A
        WOOD-FIRED HARVEST DINNER
        !

        • 23 Oct 2017
        • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
        • University Club, 1332 Santa Barbara St, Santa Barbara, CA 93101
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        Registration is closed


        Join us on OCTOBER 23!

        Your fellow Newcomer, a retired bank officer with extensive experience in the middle east and Saudi Arabia, STEVE CLAYTON, will lead this discussion. 

        Discussion will cover Saudi Arabia's monarchy, its role as the leader of the most conservative form of Sunni Islam, as a long time US ally in the Middle East and the fight against Islamic terrorism and allegations that Saudi nationals have provided much of the funding for al Qaida and ISIS.


        • 25 Oct 2017
        • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

        WINE APPRECIATION

        Registration Opens - September 26th

        Presents A Spanish Wine Tasting


        • 26 Oct 2017
        • 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
        • See Event Details
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        We'll provide light snacks and water.  Also, instructions/mentors, and referees (if needed)!

        Feel free to bring your favorite beverage!

        LOCATION:  Address to be provided with registration.

        QUESTIONS?  Please email: games@sbnewcomers.org

        • 29 Oct 2017
        • 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
        • Hendry's Beach

        Come walk Hendry's Beach with your furry friends or borrow one of ours to walk with. Meet at the picnic tables behind the lifeguard stand at Hendry's Beach.  

        NO EVENT IF IT'S RAINING

        Event open to members, graduates and friends.

        No need to register - just show up!

        Free

        Questions? Contact Elizabeth Badart

        ebadart@outlook.com

        For directions to Hendry's Beach, click here.

         

        • 12 Nov 2017
        • 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
        • Hendry's Beach

        Come walk Hendry's Beach with your furry friends or borrow one of ours to walk with. Meet at the picnic tables behind the lifeguard stand at Hendry's Beach.  

        NO EVENT IF IT'S RAINING

        Event open to members, graduates and friends.

        No need to register - just show up!

        Free

        Questions? Contact Elizabeth Badart, ebadart@outlook.com

        For directions to Hendry's Beach, click here.

         

        • 16 Nov 2017
        • 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
        • private residence
        • 4
        Registration is closed


        Mah Jongg Training

        Mah Jongg is an ancient Chinese game with tiles. The game was adapted to the American version in the 1930's.  The class will run from 3:00-5:00pm.

        Mah Jong is FUN, Mah Jongg is social. Classes are limited to 4 people so sign up early.

        We are open to new players. If you have never even seen the game before, we will be happy to help you learn. If you already know the game and want to meet players within our community, send us an email and we will help you out.

        • 16 Nov 2017
        • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

        WINE APPRECIATION 

        'Wine for the Holidays'

        REGISTRATION OPENS OCTOBER 24

        • 16 Nov 2017
        • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
        • University Club, 1332 Santa Barbara St, Santa Barbara, CA 93101
        • 30
        Registration is closed


        Join us on NOVEMBER 16!

        We have several speakers lined up. You don't want to miss this insightful discussion. More details soon! 

        Some of the topics we will address in this discussion are as follows: Iran's role as the "protector" of Shia Muslims, its rise as a regional power in the Middle East, its use of "terror" attacks and its support of organizations such as Hezbollah.

        • 17 Nov 2017
        • 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
        • Home Residence TBA
        • 30
        Registration is closed
        JOIN EPICURIOUS FOR AN APPETIZER COOK-OFF!

        Bring your favorite, award winning appetizer, or attend as a taster, and vote for your favorite!



        • 30 Nov 2017
        • 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
        • See Event Details
        • 16
        Registration is closed


        We'll provide light snacks and water.  Also, instructions/mentors, and referees (if needed)!

        Feel free to bring your favorite beverage!

        LOCATION:  Address to be provided with registration.

        QUESTIONS?  Please email: games@sbnewcomers.org

        • 10 Dec 2017
        • 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
        • Hendry's Beach

        Come walk Hendry's Beach with your furry friends or borrow one of ours to walk with. Meet at the picnic tables behind the lifeguard stand at Hendry's Beach.  

        NO EVENT IF IT'S RAINING

        Event open to members, graduates and friends.

        No need to register - just show up!

        Free

        Questions? Contact Elizabeth Badart, ebadart@outlook.com

        For directions to Hendry's Beach, click here.

         

        • 14 Dec 2017
        • 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
        • Location listed in Registration Confirmation
        • 4
        Registration is closed


        Mah Jongg Training

        Mah Jongg is an ancient Chinese game with tiles. The game was adapted to the American version in the 1930's. The class will run from 3:00 - 5:00pm.

        Mah Jong is FUN, Mah Jongg is social. Classes are limited to 4 people so sign up early.

        If you have never even seen the game before, you are encouraged to sign up. We will be happy to help you learn. If you already know the game and want to meet players within our community, send us an email and we will help you out


        • 15 Dec 2017
        • 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
        • Ty Lounge at the Biltmore - 1260 Channel Dr.

        Start Your Holiday at the Biltmore!


        Please join us for another great event at one of TGIF's favorite venues, the Ty Lounge at the Four Seasons Biltmore, just off the Resort Lobby.

        Enjoy opulent holiday decorations throughout the hotel then join Newcomers in the Ty Lounge with views of Butterfly beach.

        The lounge is lit with glowing Italian onyx and massive hand-blown glass chandeliers, Ty Lounge invites guests to enjoy signature drinks and classic cocktails in front of the fireplace or on the ocean view terrace around the fire pit. Featuring wall to wall Persian hand-knotted carpets, rondel glass, artfully hand-painted walls and ceilings, the Lounge stirs up feelings of the Spanish Colonial revival of the 1920s for a guest lounging in the leather and nail head chairs. Ever present staff offer a sizeable menu of Spanish tapas by candlelight. Wines include a thoughtful selection of hard-to-find Spanish wines by the glass along with fine local vintages.


        Click Here for Directions

          

         

        • 07 Jan 2018
        • 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
        • Hendry's Beach

        Come walk Hendry's Beach with your furry friends or borrow one of ours to walk with. Meet at the picnic tables behind the lifeguard stand at Hendry's Beach.  

        NO EVENT IF IT'S RAINING

        Event open to members, graduates and friends.

        No need to register - just show up!

        Free

        Questions? Contact Elizabeth Badart, ebadart@outlook.com

        For directions to Hendry's Beach, click here.

         

        • 18 Jan 2018
        • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
        • Jeff and Karen Tenzer's House

        WINE APPRECIATION

        Favorite Cabs.

        • 18 Jan 2018
        • 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
        • See Event Details
        • 16
        Registration is closed


        We'll provide light snacks and water.  Also, instructions/mentors, and referees (if needed)!

        Feel free to bring your favorite beverage!

        LOCATION:  Address to be provided with registration.

        QUESTIONS?  Please email: games@sbnewcomers.org

        • 22 Feb 2018
        • 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
        • See Event Details
        • 16

        We'll provide light snacks and water.  Also, instructions/mentors, and referees (if needed)!

        Feel free to bring your favorite beverage!

        LOCATION:  Address to be provided with registration.

        QUESTIONS?  Please email: games@sbnewcomers.org

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