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.

Upcoming events

    • February 07, 2021
    • (PST)
    • August 01, 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.

    • March 12, 2021
    • 9:00 AM (PST)
    • Hot Springs Trailhead
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    No hike if raining.  Bring plenty of water.


    This is a Friday 9:00am meetup – no need to register.

    Hot Springs Canyon Trail Loop

    We will hike the very popular Hot Springs Canyon Trail which is a moderately steep loop 3.5 miles in length with 900 ft. of elevation gain. The hike is one of our shorter hikes up Hot Springs Canyon trail to the ruins of the Montecito Hot Springs Resort dating from the late 1870's. Depending on how much time we spend at the ruins this should be a 1-1/2 hour hike with options for more if desired along multiple trails.

    Trailhead map link 

    DIRECTIONS: Meet at the Hot Springs trailhead on E. Mountain Drive. There is ample street parking on weekdays. From either direction on Fwy 101, exit at  Olive Mill Road and turn toward the mountains. Continue up Olive Mill Rd 1.0 mile, crossing East Valley Rd where name changes to Hot Springs Rd. After another 1.0 mile turn left on East Mountain Drive. Go approx. 1/4 mi. mile to trailhead on the right, at the Riven Rock intersection.  

    Hike Guide: Mike McCourt

    Hope you will join us!

    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
    • March 12, 2021
    • 12:10 PM - 6:00 PM (PST)
    • River Course at Alisal
    • 3
    Register


    River Course at Alisal in Solvang, California, USA | Golf Advisor


    Please join us on Friday, March 12, 2021 at the River Course at Alisal

    for golf, drinks and fun!  

    • We will be playing a 18 hole scramble starting with a 12:10 pm tee time.
    • Cost is $57 person and includes green fee, cart, and range balls.
    • Pay at the course when you check in.
    • PAY TO PLAY:  We ask that everyone chip in $5 (to Chas or Bill) before the round to cover the cost of prizes for the winning team, longest drive (men & women), closest to the hole (men and women), and consolation prize for last place team.
    • After the round, we will gather outdoors at the River Grill for socially-distanced drinks and award of prizes.

    COVID-19 restrictions

    - everyone must follow these rules...


    River Course at Alisal:

    ~Face masks must be worn in public spaces, but can be removed while golfing,

    ~One person per cart (couples are allowed to ride together),

    ~No-touch flagsticks with ball retrievers,

    ~No rakes in bunkers, and no divot repair sand on carts.


    River Grill:

    ~Face masks must be worn when ordering food, using the restroom

    ~One person at a time inside the Grill to order food & drinks

    ~Tables & Chairs are spaced per guidelines and cannot be moved


    EVERYONE MUST REGISTER ON THE WEBSITE!

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

    • March 13, 2021
    • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM (PST)
    • Two Options - See Event Details


    CYCLING 

    LUCKY LLAMA in CARPINTERIA

    19, 28 or 35 MILES

    Sunday, March 13, 2021, 9:00 - 12:00PM

    This week's ride takes us down the coast to Carpinteria to Lucky Llama for their excellent avocado toast or other delicacies, COVID restrictions not withstanding.

    There are two starting points (Shoreline Park 9:00AM or the Andree Clark Bird Refuge 9:15AM) and depending on your desire to add a few miles and enjoy the Gobernador loop, you can ride 19, 28 or 35 miles. 

    The ride has a total ascent of 1371 ft and has a maximum elevation of 546 ft. Check out the Ride Map!

    Let us know you are riding by clicking the link below:

    Yes, I am Riding!

    Helmets required! Bring lots of water.

    Ride cancelled if raining.

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    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.

     

    Join the SBNC Strava Group

    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.
    • March 14, 2021
    • 4:30 PM - 5:30 PM (PDT)
    • Zoom Video Call
    • 44
    Join waitlist

    An Important Film on Addressing

    Global Climate Change 


    This event features discussion of the new film, Kiss the Ground, available on Netflix and Vimeo. The film offers a potent pathway to solving the climate crisis and has been hailed as groundbreaking and inspiring. Prior to March 14, watch the film on an available Internet platform (the kissthegroundmovie.com offers options). Then, on March 14, join other newcomers in participating in a moderated discussion with the Gardening Club co-chairs. Breakout rooms will keep the discussion groups limited to 10 people each.

              Narrated by and featuring Woody Harrelson, Kiss the Ground, the film reveals that, by regenerating the world’s soils, we can stabilize Earth’s climate, restore lost ecosystems, and create abundant food supplies. Using compelling graphics and visuals, along with striking NASA and NOAA footage, the film artfully illustrates how, with its ability to draw down atmospheric carbon, soil is the missing piece of the climate puzzle. The movie attempts to catalyze a movement to address humanity’s greatest challenge and secure our collective future.

    This presentation will be offered free on Zoom, a video conferencing program available to watch on computers, tablets, and smartphones. 

    • March 15, 2021
    • 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM (PDT)
    • Virtual meeting via Zoom
    Register

    BOARD MEETING 

    March 15, 2021 5:30 PM

    Registration required! 

    Open for registration February 16, 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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    • March 15, 2021
    • 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM (PDT)
    • This is a 'virtual' Zoom meeting
    Register


    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, March 15th, 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

    • March 16, 2021
    • 4:30 PM - 6:00 PM (PDT)
    • Zoom Video Call
    • 21
    Register

    The Gardening Committee is repeating this event after excellent response to our December 2020 event!

    Exploring 50 Great Public Land Destinations -- Santa Barbara and Beyond!

         Santa Barbara is filled with and surrounded by remarkable public land areas to discover and explore. Newcomer Deborah Williams, who teaches the Public Lands class at UCSB, has launched an ad-free website highlighting 50 great public land destinations, all within easy walking, biking and driving distances from our city. In this presentation, Deborah will discuss the significant physical and mental benefits, especially during a pandemic, of being outdoors, and then provide a hands-on overview of many of the wonderful and diverse public land areas near us for Newcomers to experience.

         

    We will open this Zoom event at 4:30 for a social opportunity to meet other members in attendance.  The presentation will begin about 5:00 p.m.

    This presentation will be offered free on Zoom, a video conferencing program available to watch on computers, tablets, and smartphones. 

    • March 16, 2021
    • 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM (PDT)
    • Zoom Video Call
    • 8
    Register

    SociaLight

    In this group we view inspirational and educational TedTalks on a colorful variety of topics designed to be uplifting -- ideas that allow us to expand our views of how we see ourselves and the world.  

    The open discussion format allows us to get to know each other as neighbors and human beings.  No politics.  No Covid virus.  Just some down to earth connecting in our humanness as we set the course for our life.  You will leave feeling uplifted with techniques you can bring into your everyday life. 

    The happiest man on earth: 99 year-old Holocaust survivor shares his story 

    Eddie Jaku | TEDxSydney

    https://tedxsydney.com/talk/the-happiest-man-on-earth-99-year-old-holocaust-survivor-shares-his-story-eddie-jaku/

    In this beautiful and moving talk, the self proclaimed “happiest man on earth”, Eddie Jaku shares his story of love and survival at TEDxSydney 2019. Eddie Jaku was a Jew living in Germany at the outbreak and throughout the duration of World War II. His story of survival spans 12 years, from Hitler’s rise to power in 1933 until liberation in 1945. He saw death every day throughout WWII, and because he survived, he made a vow to himself to smile every day.

    Eddie Jaku OAM, born Abraham Jakubowicz in Germany in 1920

    His family considered themselves German, first, Jewish second. On 9 November 1938, the night immortalised as Kristallnacht, Eddie returned home from boarding school to an empty house. At dawn, Nazi soldiers burst in; Eddie was beaten and taken to Buchenwald.

    Eddie was released and with his father escaped to Belgium and then France, but was again captured and sent to a camp, and thereafter to Auschwitz. En route, Eddie managed to escape back to Belgium where he lived in hiding with his parents and sister.

    In October 1943, Eddie’s family were arrested and again sent to Auschwitz where his parents were both murdered. In 1945, Eddie was sent on a "death march" but once again escaped and hid in a forest, eating slugs and snails until June 1945 when he was finally rescued.

    Eddie has volunteered at the Sydney Jewish Museum since its inception in 1992. Self-proclaimed as "the happiest man on earth", he saw death every day throughout WWII. Because he managed to survive, he made a vow to himself to smile every day.

    Eddie has been married to Flore for 73 years. They have two sons, grandchildren and great grandchildren.

                 * * * * *                                      

    This event is free, however registration is required as the group size is limited.  The discussion will be moderated by Leigh Merrihew.

    * * * * * 

    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”. 


    • March 23, 2021
    • 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM (PDT)
    • Zoom Video Call
    • 10
    Register

    From Columbus to FDR, the History of Santa Barbara

    Santa Barbara, often called "The American Riviera," was founded just six years after the signing of the Declaration of Independence.  From then until now, it has flown the flags of three countries: Spain, Mexico, and the United States.

    Our speaker, Bob Dickey, will lead us on a virtual tour of Santa Barbara’s key sites while explaining how the city has evolved over the last several centuries. There will be photos and paintings drawn from the past and present; stories (some even true); and descriptions of the forces that brought the town an award for being “The Prettiest Community in America.”

    When we’re finished, we’ll know more about Santa Barbara's important sites and history than most people who have lived here for decades. So when you drive or walk around, you’ll recognize locations and understand their importance in the patchwork of this city--even the bronze dog on the corner of Garden and Mission. 

    Dickey leads dozens of visiting groups annually on tours of Santa Barbara’s history as well as being a docent at the County Courthouse and the Historical Museum, pre-COVID, of course.  

    Join us for a fun and informative evening!


    • March 24, 2021
    • 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM (PDT)
    • Zoom Video Call
    • 30
    Registration is closed

    Understanding the Seafood Supply Chain and its

    Impact on the Environment


    Sarah Rathbone, the Founder of Community Seafood and Co-Founder of Dock to Dish, two West Coast-based companies dedicated to sustainable fisheries, will be our keynote speaker for this exciting and informative session about the relationship between fish and humans and how current practices are affecting our environment. We will learn about the complexity of seafood chains, the history and future of seafood management, the fraud and the waste as well as best practices. We will also learn about what we can do locally and personally to support sustainable fisheries and protect our fish supply. Sarah, who graduated from UCSB with a Master's degree in Marine Fisheries Management, has been quoted frequently in print and online media pieces as well as having been featured in numerous food symposium panels and radio broadcasts. She has also starred in TV and film productions, which she will touch upon briefly in her presentation.




    This presentation will be offered free on Zoom, a video conferencing program available to watch on computers, tablets, and smartphones. 

    Zoom link will follow in the event reminder emails.

    • March 27, 2021
    • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM (PDT)
    • Jonatta St. in Los Olivos across from R. Country Mart


    CYCLING - LOS OLIVOS-SOLVANG-NOJOQUI FALLS

    MARCH 27, 2021 9:00am - 12:00pm

    We will meet on Jonata Street in Los Olivos. Directions: Route 154 to Los Olivos, left on Grand Ave, left on Jonata St. Park by the porta-potties, across from R Country Market. Plan on 45 minutes from SB to get out there on Highway 154.  We have one option, with a 12 mile addon at the end, no need to commit till you’re back in Los Olivos.

    Depart 9:00AM through town to the start of Ballard Canyon Road.  There is one serious hill at the beginning of Ballard. Photo stop at the top, then rolling hills to Solvang.   We will continue to Alisal Road and out to Nojoqui Falls and return back to Solvang for a great coffee/pastry stop in Solvang at Mortensen’s bakery!  This is a VERY scenic ride, passing Rusack Winery on Ballard Canyon going out and passing several wineries on Alamo Pintado coming back to Los Olivos.  This ride is ideal for road bikes, and hybrids. You’ll be using your gears, and plan to pump your tires up.  Distance: 26 miles round trip.

    Add-on option - If you need a few more miles continue on to a Foxen Canyon – Zaca Mesa loop which will add another 12 miles (38 total)  There will be two miles at the end on HWY 150, however there is a significantly large shoulder to ride on and I observed many cyclist using this return route. 

    Check out the Ride Map!

    Lunch: There are a lot of choices to eat lunch in Los Olivos or grab a sandwich and we can eat in the park where the cars are parked.

    Let us know you are riding by clicking the link below.

    Yes, I am Riding!

    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.

    Helmets required! Have plenty of water with you. Rain postpones.  Join the SBNC Strava Group

    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.
    • April 03, 2021
    • 9:00 AM (PDT)
    • Stevens Park
    Register

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

    When?

    Saturday, April 3, 2021

    9:00 AM

    Where?

    Stevens Park

    Photo of Stevens Park - Santa Barbara, CA, United States

    Hike along San Roque Creek through a beautiful oak and sycamore shaded park at the bottom of San Roque Canyon.

    An easy nature trail winds past bedrock mortars that the Chumash Indians wore into the rock while grinding acorns into meal. Stop along the way in an open grassy meadow to take in views of Cathedral Peak.

    We will plan to take the route that comes out on San Roque and return - a 2-mile round trip, or go up to the picnic area if hikers want a longer stretch with more exercise.

    No need to register.  Just show up.  Downpour cancels (either on the day of or the day or two before the hike because the trail could be unstable), but we’ll go ahead in light rain. Bring water and sunblock.

    Dogs on leash are welcome.

    Directions: From Highway 101, exit Las Positas Road. Drive 1.2 miles north to Calle Fresno on the left, shortly after crossing State Street.  (Note that Las Positas Road becomes San Roque Road after crossing State Street.) Turn left on Calle Fresno and travel one block.  Turn right on Canon Drive. Quickly turn right again into the posted park entrance.  Park in the spaces provided.  If they are full, there is also on-street parking.

    • April 11, 2021
    • 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM (PDT)
    • Zoom Video Call
    • 12
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    French Cooking Class

    with Simply Sholeh

    French Connection presents…a live, remote French cooking lesson and feast! 

    Simply Sholeh will provide the recipes, do the shopping and deliver the ingredients to your home ahead of time.  Then tune in as Sholeh Janhangir demonstrates and coaches us all through the preparation of all of these delicious dishes! 

    Moroccan Chicken Tajine (olives, apricots, lemon, onions, garlic, and spices), 

    Couscous, 

    French Caribbean Salad, (cabbage, carrots, red bell pepper, cilantro, lime vinaigrette)

    Lemon Curd and Custard Napoleons