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EVENT CALENDAR

Parties and Get Togethers

Interested in getting to know your new Santa Barbara neighbors while attending lively social events? The Santa Barbara Newcomers Club has many fun get-togethers every month. From cocktails to cooking, Fiesta to the annual holiday party, Girls’ Night Out to Dining In, there is always an enjoyable social event just around the corner.


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Upcoming events

    • 11 Sep 2017
    • 12 Feb 2018
    • 6 sessions
    • The University Club of Santa Barbara 1332 Santa Barbara Street
    New in Town? Join us for a Reception followed by a Welcome to Newcomers Meeting


    On the second Monday of each month we host a Welcome Reception open to those new to Santa Barbara. Anyone who has moved to the Santa Barbara area within the last 18 months is encouraged to join us. This will be followed by a meeting for prospective and new members of the Santa Barbara Newcomers Club.

    Santa Barbara Newcomers Club is the biggest social club in all of Santa Barbara! By joining the club you are able to participate in lots of fun activities, meet great people and learn all about your new home town. Please join us at 6:30 p.m. for a Meet & Greet reception followed at 7:00 by an informational meeting which will promptly end at 8:00.

    We will give you all the details about this outstanding club including dues, how to register, what types of events are held, members, etc.

    PLEASE JOIN US! 

    NO RESERVATIONS REQUIRED! 

    JUST SHOW UP!

    For further details, please contact VP Membership at membership@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.

     

    • 17 Dec 2017
    • 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    • See additional information section of your registration email
    • 18
    Registration is closed


     

    Calling Newbies!

    What's a Newbie?  A Newbie is a member of the Santa Barbara Newcomers Club who has joined in the last 90 days.

    Come join us for a casual afternoon sharing some wine and cheese with other newbies and board members of our club. It's a great way to jump in! Take advantage of this fun opportunity to see some fabulous member homes while meeting other new Santa Barbara residents.

    Any questions or concerns, email newbiewineandcheese@sbnewcomers.org

    Hope to see you all there!

    • 22 Dec 2017
    • 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
    • None

    The TGIF Tour takes time off to celebrate the holidays.

    • 29 Dec 2017
    • 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
    • 519 State Street Santa Barbara, CA 93191

    THE RED PIANO

    Downtown Santa Barbara


    Join us for a fun evening of live music, drinks, and socializing at The Red Piano with you Newcomers friends.

    Friday December 29, 2017 at 5:00 pm.



    • 05 Jan 2018
    • 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
    • Satellite Wine Bar, 1117 State Street, Santa Barbara

    TGIF!

    A BRAND NEW VENUE!


    That's right.  On January 5 we are checking out Satellite Wine Bar and Cafe, which offers interesting wines both old world and new, as well as a small selection of hand-picked beers.  As their website describes it, "Satellite provides Lunch, Dinner, Beverage, Catering, and Educational Services to the members of Impact Hub and visitors alike. Satellite is a place to meet new friends, explore uncommon flavors, learn new skills, and make smiles."  It is located just in front of the Impact Hub on State Street and convenient to everything (so there can be no excuse for not stopping by). 


    So put the date in your calendar and join us at Satellite to meet your Newcomer friends, make smiles and maybe find your new favorite wine bar in the process. 

    • 10 Jan 2018
    • 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
    • First Presbyterian Church, 21 E. Constance Ave., SB 93105
    • 7
    Register

     Dine & Sign

    JANUARY 10, 2018

     

    Come join the party!

    It's time to celebrate the last six months' events of our amazing club and to enjoy good food and beverages while watching entertaining skits from all SBNC committees as they entice you to join a committee or two in the new term beginning in Feb. 2018. Then...

    Join a committee!

    Chair or Co-Chair a committee!

    Start a new committee!

    Being active in a committee is THE way to get the most from Newcomers AND earn a third year.


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

    We'll see you there!

    First Presbyterian Church, 21 E. Constance Ave., SB 93105           (click  NEED TO UPDATE THIS MAP LINK for map).

    Parking is available in the church parking lot.


    • 11 Jan 2018
    • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • See Event Description
    • 40
    Registration is closed


    Join old and new friends for a casual happy hour -- wine, beer and appetizers included. 

    All Club members are welcome to register; some spaces are reserved especially for Newbies (< 90 days).  

    This Spanish Estate is in the Santa Barbara foothills.  The event's background will be the majestic views of the Santa Ynez Mountain Range.

    The address to the home will be included in your confirmation email.

    Any questions? Drop us a line at nicetomeet@sbnewcomers.org

    • 12 Jan 2018
    • 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
    • Casa Blanca Restaurant & Cantina - 330 State Street

    Please join us as the TGIF tour visits another favorite venue, Casa Blanca Restaurant & Cantina.

    The beautiful exterior of Casa Blanca is just the beginning for diners entering Santa Barbara’s hottest new Mexican restaurant – rivaled only by the wondrous interior created by local renowned architect Jeff Shelton. Shelton included such features as solid black Acacia hand carved bar, 5,000 square feet of custom designed cement tile, and hand blown glass fixtures hanging from the ceiling. 

    If tequila is your thing, then Casa Blanca is the place for you. With over a 120 varieties in their bar, you’ll have a tough decision to make, but with their knowledgeable staff an educated choice will be a breeze.

    Stay for dinner and enjoy their delicious and innovative cuisine is created in their spacious display kitchen. Mexican classics like chile rellenos, tamales and fajitas, as well as specialties like the Puerco en salsa tomate. Patio dining, a private banquet facility – Casa Blanca is a joy for all the senses.

    See you on the 12th! Click Here for Directions


      

     

    • 13 Jan 2018
    • 3:30 PM - 6:00 PM
    • Location listed in Event Confirmation
    • 30
    Registration is closed


    Sip some wine us as we make our pizzas in the Outdoor Kitchen that features a wood burning pizza oven, teak dining table and plenty of shade.  

    Plan on fun with lively friends as you enjoy this 5-acre property which includes scenic coastline views, amazing sunsets, ocean views and mountain vistas as birds soar above. 

    Without a doubt the backyard is the central hub for all outside activity. The patio terrace anchors the yard where decks and stone patios create an outdoor oasis for entertaining and relaxation.


    This outdoor event will be cancelled if it rains.






    • 13 Jan 2018
    • 6:30 PM
    • Host's Homes
    Registration is closed

     

    Let’s Meet Some New Friends!

    Dining In! is all about making new friends. Here’s how it works. The idea is…let’s do a Potluck! Each month we will arrange 3-6 dinner parties depending on who signs up.  Dinners can be more formal or completely casual (think cocktails and appetizers only) or anything in between, as each Host chooses. Dinner parties range in size from 6-14 guests depending on what each Host can accommodate.  We'll ask you for a few of your preferences when you register and try to match you up at a home with folks of similar interestsSo, make some new friends and let us know if you prefer Foodies, Vegans, more Singles, a dinner Theme, or a totally casual dinner party. We can't guarantee a perfect match, but we bet you'll find some like-minded friends at your dinner table. Join in as either a Guest or as a Host. (We’re always ready to welcome new Host homes!)

    • Hosts... offer their home as the setting for the event. They will coordinate with their guests to define the plan for the evening. Hosts provide tableware, glasses and water, and can  also provide one of the dishes if they would like.
    • Guests... bring their own beverages of choice and a dish as coordinated with the host (e.g., appetizer, entree, side, dessert, or whatever!)
    • Everyone... plan to come and pitch in to make the event as fun and memorable as possible! Sharing a meal you helped create is one of the best ways to turn Newcomers into New Friends!

    So what happens after you sign up? About 10-14 days before the event, each Host will receive their Guest list, reflecting everyone's preferences as much as possible. We will also send Guests their Host's contact info. A Committee member will help guide Guests and Hosts through the details of planning the dinner.

    If you'd like to be a future Host (yes!) or have questions, please contact the committee chair at diningin@sbnewcomers.org

    REALLY IMPORTANT!   This is one fun and popular event within Newcomers.  There’s high demand to get a spot at a Host's table. Once you’ve spoken to your Host and agreed to bring a dish, the other diners are counting on you. They want to meet you and become your next best friend! They can't do that if you're not there! We know emergencies come up and if you must cancel after accepting a food assignment, please contact your host immediately. You will need to find another Newcomer to take your place (we can help) and bring your assigned dish.   If that's not possible, have someone deliver a dish that you made or purchased to the home before hand so the other poor guests won’t starve!

    Bon Appetit!
      
    • 17 Jan 2018
    • 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Gelson's Market, 3305 State Street (Loretto Plaza)
    • 15
    Registration is closed

    GELSON'S MARKET TOUR & MEDITERRANEAN DIET

    Looking for a way to get healthier in 2018?  Join us for a behind the scenes tour of Gelson's Market where we will learn all about the heart-healthy Mediterranean Diet.

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    Questions: email solo@sbnewcomers.org
    • 21 Jan 2018
    • 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    • See additional information section of your registration email
    • 40
    Registration is closed


     

    Calling Newbies!

    What's a Newbie?  A Newbie is a member of the Santa Barbara Newcomers Club who has joined in the last 90 days.

    Come join us for a casual afternoon sharing some wine and cheese with other newbies and board members of our club. It's a great way to jump in! Take advantage of this fun opportunity to see some fabulous member homes while meeting other new Santa Barbara residents.

    Any questions or concerns, email newbiewineandcheese@sbnewcomers.org

    Hope to see you all there!

    • 24 Jan 2018
    • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • La Playa Azul Cafe - 914 Santa Barbara Street
    • 16
    Registration is closed


    ¿Aprendiste español y no tienes con quien hablarlo y practicarlo? ¿Naciste hablando español y sientes que te estás olvidando?

    Unete a nuestro grupo para hablar en español con gente súper simpática.   

    La próxima reunión será una cena en La Playa Azul Cafe. Cada uno ordena su comida y bebidas. Por favor trae efectivo para facilitar el pago.

    Hablamos sólamente en español.

    English Translation:  

    Let's Speak Spanish: Did you learn Spanish and are fluent but don't have anyone with whom to speak and practice? Were you born speaking Spanish and feel that you are forgetting it? Join our group to speak Spanish with super friendly people. The next event will be a dinner at La Playa Azul Café. You order and pay for your food and drinks. Please bring cash to facilitate payment. WE WILL SPEAK ONLY IN SPANISH!


    • 25 Jan 2018
    • 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 Jongg 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


    • 07 Feb 2018
    • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • See Event Description
    • 40


    Join old and new friends for a casual happy hour -- wine, beer and appetizers included. 

    All Club members are welcome to register; some spaces are reserved especially for Newbies (< 90 days).  

    The address to the home will be included in your confirmation email.

    Any questions? Drop us a line at nicetomeet@sbnewcomers.org

    • 10 Dec 2019
    • 4:30 PM - 6:30 PM
    • Condor Express - Santa Barbara Harbor (near where the cruises come in)
    • 30
    Registration is closed


    We will tour a number of gardens for this event in and around the Santa Barbara area.
    • 31 Dec 2019
    • 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
    • Location will be included in confirmation email
    • 28
    Registration is closed

    HOLIDAY COOKIE & WHITE ELEPHANT EXCHANGE

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    white el·e·phant -- ˌ(h)wīd ˈeləfənt/ noun

    a possession that is useless or troublesome, especially one that is expensive to maintain or difficult to dispose of.

    Please join us for a get together that will include both holiday cookie and "white elephant" exchanges.   Each registrant will be asked to bring 3 dozen of their favorite Christmas cookie as well as a "White Elephant" gift with a value of $25.00 or less.  You'll go home with holiday cookies for your home as well as a new "treasure"!  Refreshments will be served.

    Questions: email solo@sbnewcomers.org

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