All Events Calendar

The events shown in the Club's All Events Calendar have been color-coded to make it easier to find events that you can attend. See the Color Legend below for what the colors indicate.

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 Non-members are welcome to attend these events. No registration is required; just show up. 
 These are member-only events; only members can see the details of these events. 
 This Event is now waitlisted - Join the waitlist; you will be offered a spot if/when someone cancels.

 This is a copy of the weekly eNews. Click on it to see the events opening for registration this week.

Upcoming events

    • February 07, 2021
    • (PST)
    • August 15, 2021
    • (PDT)
    • 7 sessions
    • 2981 Cliff Drive, Santa Barbara CA

    Join our pack!

    Come walk Hendry's Beach with your furry friends or borrow one of ours to walk with.

    We meet at the picnic tables behind the lifeguard stand at Hendry's Beach. (The meeting spot is just across the parking lot from the entrance to the Boathouse Restaurant.)

    NO EVENT IF IT'S RAINING

    Event open to members, alumni and friends.

    Questions? Email the committee chairs at:

    newcomersdogs@sbnewcomers.org

    For directions to Hendry's Beach, click here

    NOTICE TO PARTICIPANTS

    If any of the three following conditions is present on the day of the event, PLEASE DO NOT COME TO THE EVENT.  

    1. Within the last 10 days, you have been diagnosed with COVID-19 or had a test confirming you have the virus;
    2. You live in the same household with, or have had close contact with someone who in the past 14 days has been in isolation for COVIC-19 or had a test confirming he or she has the virus; 
    3. You have had any one or more of these symptoms today or within the past 24 hours, which is new or not explained by any other reason: 
    • Fever over 100.4, chills or shivering
    • Cough
    • Sore throat
    • Shortness of breath/difficulty breathing
    • Feeling unusually weak or fatigued
    • Loss of taste or smell
    • Muscle pain
    • Headache
    • Runny or congested nose
    • Diarrhea

    PLEASE NOTE

    • The Club will neither facilitate nor encourage any manner of participation that would increase the normal risks associated with participation in this activity, including risks of COVID-19 contraction.  The Club encourages all participants to familiarize themselves with measures designed to minimize the risk of contraction of COVID-19. For more information on local and national guidelines to help avoid contraction of COVID-19, please see Santa Barbara County Public Health Information Portal and CDC COVID 19 Webpage.  
    • There may be risks inherent in this activity, including risks associated with human interaction identified by local and national health authorities as to the contraction of COVID-19 . The Club takes the position that it is in no way liable for any injury or illness a participant may incur as a result of participation in an event the risks of which the participant knew or should have known.
    • February 08, 2021
    • (PST)
    • July 30, 2021
    • (PDT)
    • 75 sessions
    • Meet at the Sea Center parking lot on the Wharf

    Come and join our walking group...

     consisting of Newcomers, Alumni, and longtime Santa Barbara residents, as we walk along the waterfront.

    There's no need to register.  The Stearns Wharf Walking Group starts at the Sea Center parking lot and ends at Char West near the Ice Cream Shop (MWF) - parking is free at that time of day. You can grab a  coffee afterwards at Francisco's Char West.


    We meet at 7:50, MWF, and start walking promptly at 8:00am. We walk at our own pace while visiting with fellow walkers. The group walks about 3 miles which takes 45 minutes to an hour depending upon your pace. 

    NOTICE TO PARTICIPANTS

    If any of the three following conditions is present on the day of the event, PLEASE DO NOT COME TO THE EVENT.  


    1. Within the last 10 days, you have been diagnosed with COVID-19 or had a test confirming you have the virus;
    2. You live in the same household with, or have had close contact with someone who in the past 14 days has been in isolation for COVIC-19 or had a test confirming he or she has the virus; 
    3. You have had any one or more of these symptoms today or within the past 24 hours, which is new or not explained by any other reason: 
    • Fever over 100.4, chills or shivering
    • Cough
    • Sore throat
    • Shortness of breath/difficulty breathing
    • Feeling unusually weak or fatigued
    • Loss of taste or smell
    • Muscle pain
    • Headache
    • Runny or congested nose
    • Diarrhea

    PLEASE NOTE

    • The Club will neither facilitate nor encourage any manner of participation that would increase the normal risks associated with participation in this activity, including risks of COVID-19 contraction.  The Club encourages all participants to familiarize themselves with measures designed to minimize the risk of contraction of COVID-19. For more information on local and national guidelines to help avoid contraction of COVID-19, please see Santa Barbara County Public Health Information Portal and CDC COVID 19 Webpage.  
    • There may be risks inherent in this activity, including risks associated with human interaction identified by local and national health authorities as to the contraction of COVID-19 . The Club takes the position that it is in no way liable for any injury or illness a participant may incur as a result of participation in an event the risks of which the participant knew or should have known.


    • February 09, 2021
    • (PST)
    • July 29, 2021
    • (PDT)
    • 50 sessions
    • Hendry's Beach (See event details)


    Join fellow walkers at Hendry's Beach (aka Arroyo Burro Beach County Park) every Tuesday and Thursday morning at 8:45 to walk the beach, visit, make new friends and catch up with old friends, spot whales and dolphins, and get fresh air and exercise.

    Some of us walk fast, and some of us stroll.  

    Plan to arrive 5 or so minutes early to meet other walkers. We suggest wearing appropriate shoes to walk on the beach or up to the nearby Douglas Preserve, when the tide is high.


    Hendry's Beach/Arroyo Burro is just west of the intersection of Cliff Drive and Las Positas Rd. (Exit 100 on freeway). There is a large parking lot. We meet at the top of the stairs next to Boathouse at Hendry's Beach restaurant, 2981 Cliff Dr., Santa Barbara. The restaurant is located at the end of the parking lot right next to the ocean. 


    Contact stridebythetide@sbnewcomers.org with any questions.

    NOTICE TO PARTICIPANTS

    If any of the three following conditions is present on the day of the event, PLEASE DO NOT COME TO THE EVENT.  


    1. Within the last 10 days, you have been diagnosed with COVID-19 or had a test confirming you have the virus;
    2. You live in the same household with, or have had close contact with someone who in the past 14 days has been in isolation for COVIC-19 or had a test confirming he or she has the virus; 
    3. You have had any one or more of these symptoms today or within the past 24 hours, which is new or not explained by any other reason: 
    • Fever over 100.4, chills or shivering
    • Cough
    • Sore throat
    • Shortness of breath/difficulty breathing
    • Feeling unusually weak or fatigued
    • Loss of taste or smell
    • Muscle pain
    • Headache
    • Runny or congested nose
    • Diarrhea

    PLEASE NOTE

    • The Club will neither facilitate nor encourage any manner of participation that would increase the normal risks associated with participation in this activity, including risks of COVID-19 contraction.  The Club encourages all participants to familiarize themselves with measures designed to minimize the risk of contraction of COVID-19. For more information on local and national guidelines to help avoid contraction of COVID-19, please see Santa Barbara County Public Health Information Portal and CDC COVID 19 Webpage.  
    • There may be risks inherent in this activity, including risks associated with human interaction identified by local and national health authorities as to the contraction of COVID-19 . The Club takes the position that it is in no way liable for any injury or illness a participant may incur as a result of participation in an event the risks of which the participant knew or should have known.

    • June 08, 2021
    • (PDT)
    • August 10, 2021
    • (PDT)
    • 10 sessions
    • 1216 De La Vina Street, Santa Barbara, CA
    • 20


    TUESDAY NIGHT LAWN BOWLING AT THE SANTA BARBARA LAWN BOWLS CLUB

    1216 De La Vina Street, Santa Barbara

    5:30 to 8:00pm

    JUST SHOW UP!

    Lawn bowling is BACK!  Come join your newcomer friends at the beautiful Santa Barbara Lawn Bowls Club, https://www.santabarbaralbc.org/about

    Play begins with instruction on the game, followed by friendly competition.  Please let us know you're coming by  emailing mailto:lawnbowling@sbnewcomers.org before each session to help us plan.

    • June 21, 2021
    • 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM (PDT)
    • This is a 'virtual' Zoom meeting
    Registration is closed


    Our monthly New Member Orientation meetings

    are now available!


    Have you joined the Newcomers Club recently, or are interested in finding out more about our club before joining? 


    We would love to have you join us 'virtually' for our

    "Welcome to Newcomers" Meeting - Now via Zoom!

    On Monday, June 21st, we will host

    our next 'virtual' orientation meeting

    for both new and potential

    Santa Barbara Newcomers Club members. 


    Santa Barbara Newcomers Club is the largest social club in all of Santa Barbara! We have nearly 700 members and offer events every month for you to participate in. By joining the club, you are able to partake in a variety of fun activities, meet great people and learn all about your new home town.


    During our Zoom meeting, we will give you all the details about our outstanding club including: How to join, dues, types of events held, how to register for events, members, and more!  We will also answer any questions you may have about our club.


    We look forward to meeting you!

    **REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED!**

    If you are not a current

    Newcomers member,

    you will need a registration code.


    Please email your request to:   Membership@SBNewcomers.org

    and we will register you for this event.

    A link for the Zoom meeting will be emailed to you with your registration confirmation.


    For more information, please contact the VP Membership

    membership@sbnewcomers.org

    • June 22, 2021
    • 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM (PDT)
    • Zoom Video Call
    • 12
    Register

    SociaLights:


    What Depressed and Anxious Dogs and Cats Teach Us Humans

    with  

    Laurel Braitman


    Behind those funny animal videos are sometimes oddly human-like problems.

    Laurel Braitman studies non-human animals who exhibit signs of mental health issues--from compulsive bears to self-destructive rats to monkeys with unlikely friends. Braitman asks what we as humans can learn from watching animals cope with depression, sadness, and other all-too-human problems.

    Please watch the following TED talk in advance of the June 22nd discussion:

    https://www.ted.com/talks/laurel_braitman_depressed_dogs_cats_with_ocd_what_animal_madness_means_for_us_humans?utm_campaign=tedspread&utm_medium=referral&utm_source=tedcomshare                                              

    And then join us for a lively discussion moderated by Leigh Merrihew about this topic. Please note that the event is free but registration is required as the group size is limited in order to facilitate the conversation.

    * * * * * 

    Curious about how prior SociaLight events were received by our members?  Here is a what one attendee said:

     

    "Overall, the event exceeded my expectations.  The Zoom platform gave us the opportunity to meet new people, a bit more than superficially. The small group size created a more intimate setting that was conducive to everyone remaining involved”. 


    • June 23, 2021
    • 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM (PDT)
    • Mission Rose Garden
    • 0
    Registration is closed


    Calling Newbies!

    .


    What's a Newbie?  During this time of COVID-19 restrictions. a Newbie is a member of the Santa Barbara Newcomers Club who joined after January 2020

    Please join us for a casual early evening to share a glass of wine, snacks and conversation with other Newbies and Santa Barbara Newcomers Club Board members.  We have chosen one of our beautiful Santa Barbara parks, the Mission Rose Garden as our Newbie Meet and Greet location. We suggest bringing a lawn chair, if you would like to sit down.


    Because there are so many Newbies to greet, we ask that you only sign up if you did not attend one of the Meet & Greet events in April or May.  If this event fills up, please add your name onto the waitlist.

    Be sure to look for the red Newcomers sign.

    The newest CDC guidelines state that individuals who are fully vaccinated against coronavirus no longer need to wear a mask outdoors when in small gatherings.

    Any questions or concerns, email welcoming@sbnewcomers.org

    • June 24, 2021
    • 5:00 PM (PDT)
    • Red Piano 519 State St. Santa Barbara, 93101
    • 0
    Join waitlist

    Red Piano

    Happy Hour!



    Join us at:

    The Red Piano, Santa Barbara's premier destination for live music, great service, and amazing cocktails.The live show that will have you singing and dancing all night long.

    • June 25, 2021
    • 9:00 AM (PDT)
    • San Ysidro Trailhead



    SAN YSIDRO FALLS

    No hike if raining

    Bring Plenty of Water

    The trail heads up San Ysidro Canyon. This trail winds up a narrow canyon filled with small waterfalls and pools, ending at the 60-foot San Ysidro waterfall. We may not see a lot of water this time of year due to the dry winter, but it is a beautiful hike nonetheless.

    Hiking Distance: 4 miles round trip; Elevation gain: 1200 feet; Hiking Time: 2 hours (go at your pace).

    Trail map.

    Google maps directions to the trailhead

    DIRECTIONS: Meet at the San Ysidro trail head on Mountain Drive just east of San Ysidro Ranch. From either direction, exit Fwy 101 at San Ysidro Rd and turn toward the mountains. Go 1.0 mile to East Valley Rd (CA 192) and turn right.  Continue 0.9 miles to Park Lane and turn left. Park Lane is easy to miss--as you get near it, you’ll see a “San Ysidro Creek” sign on your right, then look for nine closely spaced Eucalyptus trees on your left.  You’ll turn left after the last one.) Go 0.4 miles and as Park Lane turns right, you veer left onto East Mountain Drive. The trailhead is 0.2 miles ahead on the right.  Park on East Mountain Drive. 

    Please Join Us!

     Join our email list here to receive a weekly email with hike info.


    Notice to Participants

    Please do not come to the event if:

    1. You have tested positive for COVID-19 in the past 14 days

    2. You have been in contact with anyone who has tested positive for COVID-19 in the past 14 days and you have not completed your vaccine protocol.

    3. You are experiencing flu-like symptoms (fever, cough, or shortness of breath), regardless of whether you have completed your vaccine protocol.

    Please note: There may be risks inherent in this activity, including risks associated with human interaction identified by local and national health authorities as to the contraction of COVID-19.  The Club takes the position that it is in no way liable for any injury or illness a participant may incur as a result of participation in an event the risks of which the participant knew or should have known.

     

    • June 25, 2021
    • 12:20 PM - 6:00 PM (PDT)
    • Buenaventura Golf Course
    • 1
    Register




    Please join us on Friday, June 25 2021

    at the Buenaventura Golf Course

    for golf, drinks and fun!  

    • We will be playing a 18 hole scramble starting with a 12:20 pm tee time.
    • Cost is $46 per person and includes green fee and cart.
    • Pay at the course when you check in.
    • PAY TO PLAY:  We ask that everyone chip in $5 (to Chas) before the round to cover the cost of prizes for the winning team, longest drive (men & women), closest to the hole (men and women), consolation prize for last place team, and a raffle.
    • After the round, we will gather outdoors at the Buena Grill for socially-distanced drinks and award of prizes.

    EVERYONE MUST REGISTER ON THE WEBSITE!

    Contact Chas Feinstein at golf@sbnewcomers.org with any questions.  Foursome and tee time assignments will be sent out 2 days prior to the event.

    • June 25, 2021
    • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM (PDT)
    • 18 W. Victoria Street Club Room Downtown Santa Barbara
    • 0
    Join waitlist

     

    Speakeasy Casino Night


    Enjoy an evening of your favorite casino games including Black Jack, Dice, and Poker accompanied by wine, beer and a delectable light dinner in a private residence. 

    Prizes will be awarded! In the spirit of the evening, feel free to sport your snazziest speakeasy attire!


    • June 26, 2021
    • 9:00 AM - 10:30 AM (PDT)
    • N. Lake Los Carneros Road
    • 0
    Join waitlist

    BIRDING FIELD TRIP: LAKE LOS CARNEROS COUNTY PARK

    Saturday, June 26, 2021 9:00 to 10:30am


    Santa Barbara has one of the best birding habitats in California! Lake Los Carneros County Park is one of the south coast’s premier hot spots for birds. Don’t miss this opportunity to see what this park has to offer! Join Peter Thompson from Santa Barbara Audobon Society for a great birding experience. Peter will take us on a tour around the lake and demo the 22 nesting boxes that are set up for swallows and bluebirds as well as explain what the nesting program is all about for education and conservation. Some potential birds we might see include white-tailed kites, Cassin's King Bird, and Hooded Orioles. Bring binoculars if you have them. Wear comfortable shoes.

    This is a rare event for Newcomers. SBAS has suspended all field trips until September so sign up early. Don't worry if you don't get a spot. We have a second birding event planned for Newcomers in September too. 

    N.B. You are required to have completed your full Covid vaccine protocol to participate in this field trip. 

    • June 26, 2021
    • 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM (PDT)
    • East Beach, near Cabrillo Pavilion, 1118 E Cabrillo Blvd
    • 15
    Register


    POP UP:

    An Afternoon at East Beach

    Get together with other Newcomers and enjoy the sand, surf, and sun at East Beach. Bring your blanket or beach chair, food and beverage, and hang out with some new friends from Newcomers!

    Plenty of parking is available and we will meet on the sand in the back of the Pavilion.  Look for the RED Newcomers sign!



    • June 27, 2021
    • 9:00 AM (PDT)
    • Shoreline Park (starting at La Mesa Park)



    Social Hiking At a Relaxed Pace (S.H.A.R.P.)

    When
    Sunday, June 27, 2021
    9:00 AM

    Where: La Mesa Park to S
    horeline Park 

    Image result for la mesa park santa barbara

    Shoreline Park, a beautiful and popular area, provides sweeping views of the Santa Barbara coastline, the city, and the Santa Ynez Mountains. We'll meet at La Mesa Park, walk along Shoreline Drive and past the entrance to Thousand Steps, stopping to admire the views and watch the surfers at Santa Barbara Point. We'll return via the Lower Mesa neighborhood with shaded streets. Total distance is 2.8 miles with only a slight elevation gain as we make our way back to La Mesa Park. Bring water, hats, and plenty of sunscreen. We'll meet for coffee and conversation afterwards.

    Directions: We'll meet at La Mesa Park, which is just south of (towards the beach from) Lazy Acres on Meigs Road. There is ample parking in the lot or along Meigs Road. 

    Dogs are welcome on leash.  Bathrooms and water fountains at parks.

    Questions? Contact sharp@sbnewcomers.org

    • June 27, 2021
    • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM (PDT)
    • Ocean side of Cabrillo and Garden St.


    CYCLING 

    COAL OIL POINT

    Sunday, June 27, 2021: 9:00 - 12:00PM

    The goal of the Cycling Committee is to hold weekly social meetup rides that are open to cyclists of all levels and abilities. Our rides are typically designed to have multiple start points and route segments and a destination that will allow us to relax and chat with our fellow Newcomers and guests after the ride. These rides are 'No Drop', so no riders will be left behind. Whether you are a beginning rider or a Tour de France champion come out and join us as there will usually be something for everyone. Let us know you are riding by clicking the link below.

    Yes, I am Riding!

    This week's ride takes us out to Coal Oil Point via Hope Ranch, Maria Ygnacio Trail and Cathedral Oaks. There will be only one starting point which is the parking lot on the ocean side of Cabrillo and Garden St.

    The start is at 9:00AM and has a total ascent of 1,200 ft. Check out the Ride Map!

    Helmets required! Bring lots of water.

    Ride cancelled if raining.

    * * * * *

    Join the SBNC Strava Group

    NOTICE TO PARTICIPANTS

    Please do not come to the event if:
    • You have tested positive to COVID-19 in the past 14 days
    • You have been in contact with anyone who has tested positive to the coronavirus in the past 14 days and you have not completed your vaccine protocol.
    • You are experiencing flu-like symptoms (fever, cough, or shortness of breath), regardless of whether you have completed your vaccine protocol.

    • June 30, 2021
    • 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM (PDT)
    • Santa Barbara Harbor, 117 Harbor Way, SB 93109
    • 0
    Join waitlist

    POP UP

    Watch Sailboat Races with Newcomer Friends on the Beach


    Bring a chair or towel, snacks and beverage to join other Newcomers in watching the glorious scene of sailboat racing in Santa Barbara Harbor! Sixty boats will be participating with several One Design and Handicap fleets included.


    • July 03, 2021
    • 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM (PDT)
    • Paddle Sports Center 117 Harbor Way, Set B, Santa Barbara, CA 93109
    • 7
    Register

    POP UP

    Kayaking and Paddle Boarding

    Come for a paddle with your friends and revitalize your spirit!


    Join us in beautiful Santa Barbara Harbor for an outdoor ocean experience that will remind you of the good old days without masks and only take-out options for dinner. You can choose between single and double kayaks or a paddle board. Stay in the harbor or venture out into the ocean. Either way, it's a gateway to fun!

    Life jackets are provided and changing rooms and lockers are available. Easy  access next to the restaurants by the Yacht Club.  As of press time, these are the prices being quoted:

    Kayaking: 90 minutes, $30

    Tandem Kayaking: 90 minutes, $40

    Paddleboard: 90 minutes, $40

    Here are the steps for signing up:

    STEP 1:         Register on Newcomers Website for this event

    STEP 2:         Sign Waiver:  Online reservation (waiverking.com)

    STEP 3:          Pay deposit to Paddle Sports Center, call 805-617-3425



    • July 05, 2021
    • 6:00 PM (PDT)
    • Chase Restaurant 1012 State St. Santa Barbara, 93101
    • 0
    Join waitlist

    Dinner Out

    at 

    Chase Restaurant


    POP UP's first dinner out event!

    Come and enjoy excellent food and drink as you meet new friends and see old friends.

    A great Santa Barbara tradition since 1979! We will have 3 tables of 6, outdoors on the new street seating. 

    Once you eat here, we are sure you will want to return. 

    PLEASE NOTE: Only BRING CASH so it is easier to pay for your meal at the table.

    • July 06, 2021
    • 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM (PDT)
    • Draughtsmen Aleworks, 53 Santa Felicia Drive, Goleta, CA 93117
    • 2
    Register


    Come tour a great Santa Barbara local brewery and meet the brewing team. We have a personal tour and tasting of a flight of three beers where you'll learn about these great handcrafted beers. Pick your favorite and enjoy another pint - included in the fee. We are excited to meet fellow beer lovers. Please come with ideas for things you would like to do at future events!! Cheers!!! 

    Check out the brewery at Draughtsmen Aleworks.

    • July 06, 2021
    • 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM (PDT)
    • Sandbar Restaurant, 514 State Street, Santa Barbara
    • 29
    Registration is closed


    Enjoy delicious Mexican food and Handcrafted cocktails

    at Sandbar Restaurant

    July 6, 2021, 5:00pm

    Come enjoy delicious Mexican food and handcrafted cocktails in a fun and festive setting. Catch up with friends, and make new friends.

    Young Professionals (YP) is an active committee, concentrating on free and pay-as-you-go events on weeknights or weekends to fit most working professionals’ schedules.


    • July 07, 2021
    • 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM (PDT)
    • Mission Rose Garden
    • 4
    Register

    Picnic in the Rose Garden

    Bring along your yummy garden picnic and enjoy the gorgeous, stunning location of the Mission Rose Garden. This amazing Rose Garden is an icon of Santa Barbara, hosting over 1,500 varieties of roses, and sitting just across from the Santa Barbara Mission.

    You’ll enjoy getting to know other Newcomer Members while we enjoy our picnics, the rose plantings and at 6 pm we’ll enjoy a brief presentation on growing roses in Santa Barbara.

    Look for the Newcomers signs when you arrive.

    Mission Rose Garden pictures from Mission Park and Rose Garden - Santa Barbara Parks.

    • July 10, 2021
    • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM (PDT)
    • 304 N. Los Carneros Road, Goleta, CA

    When: Saturday, July 10, 2021

    9:00 AM

    Where: Los Carneros Lake


    Los Carneros County Park is a 1.5 mile loop trail that is rated easy with a mix of meadows and woodlands surrounding a hidden gem lake with the Santa Ynez Mountains in the background.  The Los Carneros Lake area is also the location for the Stow House built in 1872, now the headquarters of the Goleta Historical Society, and the South Coast Railroad Museum, the original Goleta train station built in 1901

    No need to register.  Just show up.  Downpour cancels, but we'll go ahead in light rain. Bring water and sunblock.  

    From Santa Barbara, drive northbound on Highway 101 to Los Carneros Road in Goleta.  Turn right and drive 0.3 miles north to th e Stow House and Railroad Museum on the right.  Turn right and park.

    Questions? Contact sharp@sbnewcomers.org.

    • July 10, 2021
    • 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM (PDT)
    • Private residence. Details will follow.
    • 0
    Join waitlist

    Local Heritage Committee Presents

    The Chumash People:

    Past, Present and Future

    Alan Salazar, a member of the Fernando Tataviam Band of Mission Indians (Chumash, Tatviam, and Pipimaram lineages), will present a talk serving as an introduction to the history, present situation, and future prospects of this group of peoples who are the founding members of the Central Coast region of California.


    Come and learn about this local heritage of Santa Barbara County and beyond from a master historian:

    Salazar's describes his background in these words:

    I have worked in several different areas in my life.  I have been a traditional storyteller, a Native educator, a Native American monitor/consultant, a spiritual adviser, a traditional paddler of Chumash canoes, a preschool teacher and a juvenile institution officer. I have also, been a journeyman plaster since I was a young man and have been around construction most of my life...

       My family has traced our family ancestry to the Chumash village of Ta’apu, now known as Simi Valley and the Tataviam village of Chaguayanga near Castaic, Ca.  We are Ventureno Chumash and Fernandeno Tataviam.  My ancestors were brought into the San Fernando Mission starting in 1799. I still continue to actively protect my ancesters village sites and tribal territories, which include the Malibu area.


    • July 10, 2021
    • 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM (PDT)
    • Santa Barbara Sailing Center 302 W. Cabrillo SB 93101
    • 0
    Join waitlist


    Sunset Cruise 

    on the

    Double Dolphin


    Join us for a spectacular sunset cruise aboard the 50 ft Double Dolphin Catamaran! Cruise along the Santa Barbara Coastline with fellow newcomers. Enjoy views of Santa Barbara and  light hors d'oeuvres aboard this spacious and stable vessel. Cash bar.


    Please dress for varied temperatures – bring layers.


    See you aboard!

    • July 11, 2021
    • 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM (PDT)
    • Zoom
    • 50
    Registration is closed

    Tackling and Reforming Our Healthcare System

    Our guest speaker is Dr. Nancy Greep, a Santa Barbara Newcomer, who is a retired internist. She has worked in a variety of clinical settings including Kaiser, UCI, where she taught clinical medicine for 15 years, and the John Wayne Cancer Institute, as well as many other community health agencies. Nancy has a longstanding interest in healthcare reform because she has witnessed first hand people struggling to get insurance, others having trouble receiving care and trouble getting reimbursed even with insurance, and finally patients being dissatisfied with the quality of care they have received. Even though the US spends twice as much per capita on health care than other developed countries, we have inferior outcomes like lower life expectancy and higher maternal mortality. Nancy will draw on her life-long experience to elaborate on the problems in our health system, how an improved Medicare for All system would address them, and what we need to do to establish such a system.


    • July 13, 2021
    • 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM (PDT)
    • Alice Keck Park, 1500 Santa Barbara Street
    • 0
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    Meditate and Create

    Tuesday, July 13, 2021 at Alice Keck Park


    Have you ever wanted to explore your creativity but didn't know where to start?  Quieting the mind and your inner critic is a great way to open us up to the art process.  After a short meditation, you will be guided into an abstract, mindful art project, leaving you feeling calm, creative and inspired!  This is perfect for ANYONE, whether you have have done any art making or not.

    Note:  We will meet under the large oak tree.  Bring a chair.

    • July 14, 2021
    • 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM (PDT)
    • Unity of Santa Barbara, 227 E Arrellaga St., Santa Barbara, CA
    • 77
    Register

     

    Dine & Sign 


    Join Our Committees 

    and Make New Friends!

    July 14, 2021

    5:30 to 8:00 pm 

    This is the opportunity to select how you'd like to make new friends and contribute to the Santa Barbara Newcomers Club by joining one or more of its Committees! Enjoy an individually packaged dinner (with Mediterranean salad along with chicken, fish or vegetarian options, and delicious cookies) and some wonderful wines while having a chance to chat with representatives of each committee. New committee terms begin August 1st. You can:


    Chair or Co-Chair a Committee!

    Join a Committee as a Member!

    Start a New Committee!

    Being active in a committee is the way to get the most from Newcomers and earn a third year of membership.

    Everyone needs to register (this means all attendees, committee chairs and event volunteers). Again, this event is free, and includes dinner and drinks! 

    We'll see you there!

    Unity of Santa Barbara

    227 E. Arrellaga Street

    Santa Barbara


    Be on the lookout in your weekly e-News for Committee Descriptions as we are streamlining the presentations this year.  Read up about what each committee does before you come to the event!



    • July 18, 2021
    • 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM (PDT)
    • The Dolphins Fountain at Stearns Wharf, 144-152 Stearns Wharf
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    Art in Everyday Places Bike Tour

    Sunday July 18, 2021, 4:00pm to 7:00pm


    Enjoy art in everyday places as we bike across town to enjoy all that Santa Barbara has to offer art lovers and outdoor lovers alike.  We will visit local murals, architecture and we will find art in everyday places, such as street signs and storefronts.  We will meet at the dolphin fountain at the entrance to Stearns Wharf and bike our way across town, stopping along the way to enjoy the art!

    • July 18, 2021
    • 4:30 PM - 7:00 PM (PDT)
    • TBD
    • 23
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    Epicurious presents…Afro Fusions

           

    On the event of Nelson Mandela's birthday (July 18), Epicurious goes live once again with a celebration of African cuisine!  Patience Ncube, owner of Afro Fusions, a local catering company will prepare a feast for all the senses, discuss the origins and variations of the dishes, and demonstrate how they are prepared.  Come ready to learn about the richness and diversity of the culinary traditions of the world's most diverse continent, with many of them made fresh before us for all to enjoy!  

    https://www.independent.com/2020/09/28/patience-ncube-brings-african-cuisine-and-clothing-to-santa-barbara/

    • July 19, 2021
    • 4:30 PM - 6:00 PM (PDT)
    • Meet at Palm Plaza directly across from the Hotel California, 36 State St.
    • 9
    Registration is closed

    Local Heritage Committee Presents:

    Funk Zone Walking Tour

    and Wine Tasting

    Join the Local Heritage Committee on a 2-hour walking tour and wine tasting that covers the Funk Zone in Santa Barbara's converted warehouse district. This tour is ideal for learning about the history of this blue collar/industrial part of town and how it has transitioned over time. At the same time, get an overview of the wine tasting rooms, brew pubs, eateries and art galleries found in the 10-square block area. All tour goers get a Funk Zone map, a very handy reference guide that lists more than 60 tasting rooms, restaurants, and art studios.

    The tour is led by John Ummel, a retired long-time resident of Santa Barbara. John started the Funk Zone tour after successfully launching his Waterfront Tour in June, 2017. Hand-picked 11x17 old photographs add to the experience by giving before-and-after insights into the transformation of this part of town.


    • July 19, 2021
    • 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM (PDT)
    • Virtual meeting via Zoom
    Registration is closed

    BOARD MEETING 

    July 19, 2021 5:30 PM

    Registration required! 

    Open for registration June 22, 2021

    Social time starts at 5:00pm.

    Our club is only as strong as our members. Stay involved with what is happening with the club by attending our virtual Monthly Club Board Meeting via Zoom. 

    Visit with your fellow Newcomers for 30 minutes before the meeting starts.

    Register online,  the link & password for the Zoom meeting will be sent to you with your registration confirmation & event reminders.

    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 should attend in their place.

    Note: Officers & Committee Chairs need to register using their personal log-in credentials!

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

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    • July 19, 2021
    • 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM (PDT)
    • This is a 'virtual' Zoom meeting
    Registration is closed


    Our monthly New Member Orientation meetings

    are now available!


    Have you joined the Newcomers Club recently, or are interested in finding out more about our club before joining? 


    We would love to have you join us 'virtually' for our

    "Welcome to Newcomers" Meeting - Now via Zoom!

    On Monday, July 19th, we will host

    our next 'virtual' orientation meeting

    for both new and potential

    Santa Barbara Newcomers Club members. 


    Santa Barbara Newcomers Club is the largest social club in all of Santa Barbara! We have nearly 700 members and offer events every month for you to participate in. By joining the club, you are able to partake in a variety of fun activities, meet great people and learn all about your new home town.


    During our Zoom meeting, we will give you all the details about our outstanding club including: How to join, dues, types of events held, how to register for events, members, and more!  We will also answer any questions you may have about our club.


    We look forward to meeting you!

    **REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED!**

    If you are not a current

    Newcomers member,

    you will need a registration code.


    Please email your request to:   Membership@SBNewcomers.org

    and we will register you for this event.

    A link for the Zoom meeting will be emailed to you with your registration confirmation.


    For more information, please contact the VP Membership

    membership@sbnewcomers.org

    • July 21, 2021
    • 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM (PDT)
    • Zoom
    • 47
    Registration is closed

    Santa Barbara's Drought Management Program

    Gibraltar Reservoir

    What does the dry winter mean for our water supplies? What is the future projection of our water needs and how we will meet them? Learn about Santa Barbara’s diverse water sources, how we plan for drought and water efficiency actions you can take in your own backyard from Madeline Wood, who is the Water Conservation Supervisor for the City of Santa Barbara. Madeline has worked for 12 years in the Water Resources Division, overseeing the development and management of our water conservation program as well as drought response and outreach. In her position, she has worked to promote water efficiency through numerous programs including rebates, water checkups, youth education, media outreach and regional landscaping programs.

    Madeline Wood

    • July 24, 2021
    • 3:30 PM - 5:30 PM (PDT)
    • A Santa Barbara Residence
    • 19
    Registration is closed

    Sample great examples from both the old world (from France’s Pessac-Léognan region of Bordeaux) and the new world (Australia’s Margaret River as well as California’s Napa, Sonoma, and Santa Barbara Counties)

    Newcomers enjoy wines from all over the world, and for many red wine lovers, Cabernet Sauvignon is most beloved. One of the reasons it is so popular is the king of wines. The Cabernet grape typically produces classically tannic and fruity wines well suited for aging.

    Where to start? The Wine Appreciation Committee has done the legwork, sourcing some excellent New World wines of differing ages (vintages from 2008 to 2019) and two Bordeaux examples, Grand Cru Classé cabernet sauvignon blends from the Old World. We’ll welcome you with a glass of Rosé of Cabernet Sauvignon, then launch our tour of the world of “Cab”. We think you’ll enjoy what we have come up with and jumpstart your own research into these wonderful wines!

    Wines will be paired with home-prepared nibbles leveraging our hosts grill (including vegan options) to complement our tasting through this flight of wines.

    Our event will be held outdoors with a mix of sun and shade so please dress appropriately!

    • July 25, 2021
    • 9:00 AM (PDT)
    • Santa Barbara Area

    When: Sunday July 25, 2021

    9:00 AM

    Where: Douglas Preserve/Arroyo Beach


    Cross the foot bridge that leads up and through the windswept woods of Douglas Preserve as we make our way to the bluffs above Arroyo Burro Beach.  From the far point, we can follow along the bluff and, if we're lucky, we’ll see a hang-glider leap from the cliff into the breeze that rises from below.  As we leave the Preserve, we take a short walk down a residential street (past the Beach Boys' old compound) over to the Mesa Lane steps (whether we can go down depends on the tide).  The loop is 2 miles plus, so if we want a bit more walking we can continue down the beach.  The 200-foot rise at beginning of the walk is a wide path that traverses an incline, fun to do at a Relaxed Pace.  Dogs welcome.

    No need to register.  Just show up.  Downpour cancels, but we'll go ahead in light rain. Bring water and sunblock.  

    Directions:  We will meet at the parking area Hendry's Beach (also known as Arroyo Burro Beach).  You can find us at the far end of the auxiliary parking area - in simple terms, the parking spots most distant from the beach.

    Questions? Contact sharp@sbnewcomers.org.

    • July 31, 2021
    • 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM (PDT)
    • Casa Del Herrero, 1387 E Valley Rd, Montecito, CA 93108
    • 6
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    Local Heritage Committee Presents ...


    A Tour of Casa del Herrero

    Please join us on a tour of the legendary Montecito estate, Casa del Herrero (House of the Blacksmith).

    Few of Montecito’s legendary estates remain essentially unchanged. Casa del Herrero, designed by architect George Washington Smith and completed in 1925, is noted as one of the finest examples of Spanish Colonial Revival architecture in America. The estate is included on the National Register of Historic Places and, in January 2009, was designated a National Historic Landmark.

    The historic home, workshop, and gardens on an 11 acre site are also included in the tour. You are encouraged to visit their website for more information here.

    NOTE: This same event is being offered twice on the same day. Please register for only one.

    Guidelines for Visiting the Casa, Effective July 2021

    • Individuals experiencing cough or fever should not come to the estate.
    • Face coverings are mandatory (regardless of vaccination status) throughout the Casa in all indoor spaces. The face covering must cover the nose and mouth at all times.
    • Keep a distance of six feet from people not in your household.
    • Wash your hands frequently. The Casa has added hand sanitizer stations all over the estate.
    • To protect your health, no food or drinks are allowed at the estate.
    • With the exception of trained service dogs, animals are not permitted on the Casa grounds or in parked automobiles during tours. Kindly leave all pets at home as they must not be left unattended.
    • The estate is a smoke-free zone. Therefore, smoking is not permitted.
    • All tour guests should be aware that there are stairs and uneven surfaces throughout the estate and that caution should be exercised on the outdoor cobblestone pathways and garden areas. Sensible footwear and sun hats are recommended.
    • Tours are rain or shine.
    • We welcome outdoor photography of the house and gardens.
    • July 31, 2021
    • 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM (PDT)
    • Casa Del Herrero, 1387 E Valley Rd, Montecito, CA 93108
    • 5
    Registration is closed
    Local Heritage Committee Presents ...


    A Tour of Casa del Herrero

    Please join us on a tour of the legendary Montecito estate, Casa del Herrero (House of the Blacksmith).

    Few of Montecito’s legendary estates remain essentially unchanged. Casa del Herrero, designed by architect George Washington Smith and completed in 1925, is noted as one of the finest examples of Spanish Colonial Revival architecture in America. The estate is included on the National Register of Historic Places and, in January 2009, was designated a National Historic Landmark.

    The historic home, workshop, and gardens on an 11 acre site are also included in the tour. You are encouraged to visit their website for more information here.

    NOTE: This same event is being offered twice on the same day. Please register for only one.

    Guidelines for Visiting the Casa, Effective July 2021

    • Individuals experiencing cough or fever should not come to the estate.
    • Face coverings are mandatory (regardless of vaccination status) throughout the Casa in all indoor spaces. The face covering must cover the nose and mouth at all times.
    • Keep a distance of six feet from people not in your household.
    • Wash your hands frequently. The Casa has added hand sanitizer stations all over the estate.
    • To protect your health, no food or drinks are allowed at the estate.
    • With the exception of trained service dogs, animals are not permitted on the Casa grounds or in parked automobiles during tours. Kindly leave all pets at home as they must not be left unattended.
    • The estate is a smoke-free zone. Therefore, smoking is not permitted.
    • All tour guests should be aware that there are stairs and uneven surfaces throughout the estate and that caution should be exercised on the outdoor cobblestone pathways and garden areas. Sensible footwear and sun hats are recommended.
    • Tours are rain or shine.
    • We welcome outdoor photography of the house and gardens.
    • August 05, 2021
    • 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM (PDT)
    • Santa Barbara Museum of Fine Art, 1321 State Street
    • 15
    Registration is closed

    SB Arts' August  Art & Music Crawl

    Thursday, August 5, 2021 5:00 to 8:00pm


    Let's enjoy free art and music along and off State street!  We will meet outside of Santa Barbara Fine Art and then stroll along and off State Street to visit the art galleries while enjoying street music along the way.  We will end our evening at a local wine bar for drinks, snacks and discussion.

    • August 16, 2021
    • 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM (PDT)
    • Virtual meeting via Zoom
    Registration is closed

    BOARD MEETING 

    August 16, 2021 5:30 PM

    Registration required! 

    Open for registration July 20, 2021

    Social time starts at 5:00pm.

    Our club is only as strong as our members. Stay involved with what is happening with the club by attending our virtual Monthly Club Board Meeting via Zoom. 

    Visit with your fellow Newcomers for 30 minutes before the meeting starts.

    Register online,  the link & password for the Zoom meeting will be sent to you with your registration confirmation & event reminders.

    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 should attend in their place.

    Note: Officers & Committee Chairs need to register using their personal log-in credentials!

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

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    • August 16, 2021
    • 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM (PDT)
    • This is a 'virtual' Zoom meeting
    Registration is closed


    Our monthly New Member Orientation meetings

    are now available!


    Have you joined the Newcomers Club recently, or are interested in finding out more about our club before joining? 


    We would love to have you join us 'virtually' for our

    "Welcome to Newcomers" Meeting - Now via Zoom!

    On Monday, August 16th, we will host

    our next 'virtual' orientation meeting

    for both new and potential

    Santa Barbara Newcomers Club members. 


    Santa Barbara Newcomers Club is the largest social club in all of Santa Barbara! We have nearly 700 members and offer events every month for you to participate in. By joining the club, you are able to partake in a variety of fun activities, meet great people and learn all about your new home town.


    During our Zoom meeting, we will give you all the details about our outstanding club including: How to join, dues, types of events held, how to register for events, members, and more!  We will also answer any questions you may have about our club.


    We look forward to meeting you!

    **REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED!**

    If you are not a current

    Newcomers member,

    you will need a registration code.


    Please email your request to:   Membership@SBNewcomers.org

    and we will register you for this event.

    A link for the Zoom meeting will be emailed to you with your registration confirmation.


    For more information, please contact the VP Membership

    membership@sbnewcomers.org

    • September 02, 2021
    • 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM (PDT)
    • Santa Barbara Museum of Fine Art, 1321 State Street
    • 15
    Registration is closed

    SB Arts' September Art & Music Crawl

    Thursday, September 2, 2021 5:00 to 8:00pm


    Let's enjoy free art and music along and off State street!  We will meet outside of Santa Barbara Fine Art and then stroll along and off State Street to visit the art galleries while enjoying street music along the way.  We will end our evening at a local wine bar for drinks, snacks and discussion.

    • September 25, 2021
    • 5:30 PM - 9:00 PM (PDT)
    • Unity of Santa Barbara Sanctuary, 227 E Arrellaga. Parking in church lot on Valerio between Santa Barbara and Garden
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    SB Readers Theater Presents:

    Three Dramatic Pieces at Unity of Santa Barbara


    An evening of three dramatic pieces read and/or performed or sung by a cast of Newcomers and Alumni - Act 1 of Lunch Hour by Jean Kerr with Christopher Halaz - Judy Flum - Jamie Flanigan & Larry Williams - The Duck Variations - A One Act Play by David Mamet with J.K Campbell and B.W. Stark & Kiss Me Kate (So In Love) by Cole Porter with J.K. Campbell - Emilia Bergamasco - Actor TBD & Ben Loewenbach.

    Wine, soft drinks, and water will be served. Bring your own snacks.