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PUBLIC EVENTS Calendar

Public Events

The events shown in the Club's Public Events Calendar are open to Members, Friends of Newcomers (former Members), Graduates (former Members who have joined the Graduates Club), Potential Members (new residents of Santa Barbara who have lived here 18 months or less), and guests.  These events provide an opportunity for Potential Members to meet current Members to see if the Club will be a good fit for them. 

Former Members have the opportunity to reconnect with the friends and acquaintances they met while they were in the Club and to meet current Members.  We look forward to seeing you at these fun events, which include Cheers, TGIF, Walking the Waterfront, and Hiking.

Upcoming events

    • September 04, 2018
    • February 28, 2019
    • 49 sessions
    • Hendry's Beach (See event details)

    Join us at Hendry's Beach (aka Arroyo Burro Beach County Park) every Tuesday and Thursday morning at 8:45. We 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. Then we gather at the picnic tables and visit some more. Sometimes there is food to share. 

    Contact stridebythetide@sbnewcomers.org with any questions.

    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.




    • September 05, 2018
    • (PDT)
    • February 27, 2019
    • (PST)
    • 75 sessions
    • Meet at Char West on the Wharf

    Please join our group of 30 to 50 walkers, consisting of Newcomers, Graduates, and longtime Santa Barbara residents, as we walk along the waterfront.


    There's no need to register.  The Stearns Wharf Walking Group starts and ends at Char West near the Ice Cream Shop (MWF).  Parking is free that time of day.  Enjoy time with the group for coffee at Francisco's Char West.

    We start walking promptly at 8:00am and 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. 


    • January 07, 2019
    • December 16, 2019
    • 50 sessions
    • High Sierra Grill, 521 Firestone Rd, Goleta


    Mah Jongg 

    Mah Jongg is a game of both skill and luck that originated in China many centuries ago and was brought to the West in the 1920's.   The excitement of Mah Jongg lies in the decisions that you will constantly have to make. 

    Come play!  All you need is the 2018 American Mah Jongg Card (the 2019 Card will be used beginning April 1, 2019), and a basic knowledge of the game, and you’ll be ready to play!  Invite your Mah Jongg playing friends to come, too!

    If you already know the game and want to meet new players, we invite you to drop in and join us!

    You can email us with any questions if you need more information, at: mahjongg@sbnewcomers.org

    High Sierra Grill collects $5/player at the time of play to help cover the cost of the Mah Jonggers utilizing the space.  Plan on staying after to celebrate your Mah Jongg wins at the High Sierra Grill happy hour afterward.


    • January 14, 2019
    • July 08, 2019
    • 7 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.

     

    • February 21, 2019
    • 6:00 PM
    • Satellite, 1117 State Street
    Register



    Thursday February 21st @ 6pm

    Satellite - 1117 State Street

    Come out and celebrate all of our February birthday pals at Satellite!

    The restaurant and bar are located at Impact Hub. Happy Hour will be from 6-8pm and they are giving Young Professionals 10% off food and beverages! 

    Thursday nights are magic show nights at Satellite! Come enjoy some food and drinks with birthday friends while watching a fun filled show. We recommend ride sharing or alternative modes of transportation if you plan to drink.

    See you there!

    • February 22, 2019
    • 8:30 AM
    • Tunnel Road Trailhead

     No Hike if Raining. Bring plenty of water

    This is a Friday 8:30am meetup – no need to register.

     

    Inspiration Point from Mission Canyon – 8:30am at the Trailhead; allow a little extra time to walk up from the parking areas.   We’ve often hiked to Inspiration Point on the Jesusita Trail, but this hike takes us there from the opposite direction.  There should be enough parking within a half mile of the trailhead (see the instructions below), but carpooling is still encouraged (we will not carpool from the Mission).

    We begin at the trailhead gate (at the end of Tunnel Road).  The hike follows Mission Canyon, crosses Mission Creek, and meets the Jesusita Trail.  Jesusita travels up to Inspiration Point, elevation 1750’, that offers sweeping vistas of the Pacific.  On the way, there is the option to climb a short distance on a less maintained path up to Seven Falls, but this involves some bouldering so most of us will just stay on the trail.  Total distance: 3.7 miles.  Elevation gain: 800 feet.  Difficulty: Moderate.

    Trailhead Google Maps

    DIRECTIONS:   From the Mission, take Mission Canyon Road north towards the mountains for 0.6 miles to Foothill Road and turn right.  Drive 0.2 miles to Mission Canyon Road and turn left.  Continue 0.3 miles and bear left at the split onto Tunnel Road.  The trailhead is about 1.1 miles up Tunnel Road.

    PARKING: There are about 15 parking spots near the trailhead and they fill up, so below are some additional parking turnouts along Tunnel Road.  Arrive a little early so you get a good spot and/or have time to walk up to the trailhead.  NOTES: 1) All parking areas are on the right side as you drive UP Tunnel Road.  2) There is a turnaround area at the trailhead if you need to drive back down to a parking place. 3) Park with your tires outside of the white line--if you park on or over the line, you may get a ticket.

    Here are some parking areas along Tunnel Road, in the order of proximity to the trailhead.

    • 0.0 mi.   15 spaces near the trailhead
    • 0.1 mi.   6 spaces by the porta-potty
    • 0.3 mi.   4 spaces near a curve by telephone pole BF49745
    • 0.4 mi.   2 spaces near the green mailbox
    • 0.4 mi.   4 spaces just after the Memory Lane
    • 0.5 mi.   3 spaces just before Memory Lane
    • 0.6 mi.   3 near Tunnel Ridge Road

    Hike Leader: Chip Gierhart

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

     

    • February 22, 2019
    • 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
    • The Red Piano - 519 State Street, Santa Barbara


    TGIF !

    February 22nd  5 - 7 pm

    The Red Piano


    Please join us at The Red Piano

    The Red Piano is an all-request, high energy piano bar that offers live music every night of the week.  Specials $2 off their wine by the glass, draft beer, and well liquor.

    See you on the 22nd!

    https://www.theredpiano.com  

      

     

    • February 24, 2019
    • 8:30 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Santa Barbara

    Explore Refugio and El Capitan State Parks and the surrounding areas.  This ride has a lot of variety with spectacular coastal views, winding rural canyon roads, beaches, campgrounds, class one bike paths with rolling hills.  

    As always we will have multiple routes. Please let us know if you are riding which route option you intend to ride: both options start at the Refugio exit. 

    Yes, I am Riding!

    Directions to Starting Point: Get off the 101 at the Refugio exit and park on the dirt as you start to go north on Refugio Rd.  Option “A” up to 28 Miles and 2200+ ft of elevation, (moderate to difficult), and Option “B” 14 Mile (Easy).

    Since this ride starts at Refugio Rd. some may need help getting to the start. If you can provide a ride or need one, you can use the Ride Sharing Forum to coordinate rides.

    Option A: Starts 8:30 at Refugio exit.  Ride up Refugio Canyon road, 3 miles with nearly 500 ft of elevation to the Circle Bar B Guest Ranch. Where there is a turn of century guest ranch that has been handed down through 4 generations.  For the strong riders, they can continue for up to another 3.8 miles and nearly 1,800 ft of elevation gain (20% grade in some spots). Other’s may wish to stop for coffee.  At 9:15 we start our descent back to meet up with the Option “B” group.

    Option B: Starts 9:30ish at Refugio exit.  After meeting up with the Option “A” group at their cars, we will explore Refugio State Park with breathtaking coastal views along the parks bike paths: Ride south through the park on bike trails towards El Capitan State Park. We then backtrack and cross under the freeway and ride along Calle Real (north side of the freeway frontage road) to El Capitan State Park. The Road continues for 500ft and ends at a Class 1 bike path continuing south along the rolling hills for a mile or two. Note there is a 20 percent incline for those who feel like trying it.  We then cross over to El Capitan State Park and ride north along the bike path weaving through the campgrounds with beautiful coastal views, and coming back along the park roads.  We will have lunch at the at El Capitan Canyon resort/campgrounds (A private campground just inland from the State Park), good sandwiches and soups. Then we return to our cars along Calle Real frontage road.

    Check out the Ride Map!


    Helmets required.  Have plenty of water with you. Rain postpones.

    Join the SBNC Strava Group and help support and encourage your fellow riders! 


    • February 24, 2019
    • 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM
    • Inspiration Point Tunnel Road Trailhead
    Register


    -- POSTPONED from 2/10 --

    Get a good bit of hiking in, make friends and get to know a Santa Barbara trail! RSVP so we know to look for you at the trailhead.

    February's hike takes us to beautiful Seven Falls in the Mission Ridge area, which follows cascading Mission Creek until coming to the falls themselves. Once there, there is some additional moderate climbing for anyone interested to get a little deeper into the pools. After enjoying the falls, we will go up a somewhat steep climb aided by a rope and loop back down along the Cathedral Peak trail, which has scenic ocean views. With the recent rains, this will be the ideal time to see the falls and should make for a great hike. All together, the hike is about 3 miles round trip.

    When: NEW DATE -  Sunday, February 24th at 9:30 AM  - Postponed from 2/10, due to rain.

    Where: Meet at the Inspiration Point Trailhead (directions via Google Maps will get you there).

    The trail shares a trailhead with Inspiration Point, so that's where we'll meet. Plan to park at the end of Tunnel Road and meet around that area. Note that parking can be very difficult in that neighborhood--try and plan to carpool.

    Trail Description: The hike is an easy-to-moderate three-mile loop with about 800 feet of elevation gain. Approximate hiking time is two hours, but we will also spend some time at the falls exploring and enjoying.

    Who: YPs, Newcomers, grads, guests, and prospects welcome!

    Bring: Plenty of water, sturdy hiking shoes, and a snack to enjoy. Consider bringing shoes and clothes you wouldn't mind getting wet.

    On-Site Contact: Matthew / 818-649-0347
                              Ananda  / 707-599-9420

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    Young Professionals, creating events and casual get-togethers for members in their 20s, 30s, and 40s.

    • March 01, 2019
    • (PST)
    • August 30, 2019
    • (PDT)
    • 79 sessions
    • Meet at Char West on the Wharf

    Please join our group of 30 to 50 walkers, consisting of Newcomers, Graduates, and longtime Santa Barbara residents, as we walk along the waterfront.


    There's no need to register.  The Stearns Wharf Walking Group starts and ends at Char West near the Ice Cream Shop (MWF).  Parking is free that time of day.  Enjoy time with the group for coffee at Francisco's Char West.

    We start walking promptly at 8:00am and 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. 


    • March 01, 2019
    • 8:30 AM
    • 1150 San Roque Rd, Santa Barbara, CA 93105


    No hike if raining.  Bring plenty of water.

    Great views of the ocean and mountains

    This is a Friday 8:30am meetup – no need to register.

    JESUSITA TRAIL TO INSPIRATION POINT – 8:30 AM. This hike approaches Inspiration Point, from the west via San Roque Canyon and through the Moreno Ranch.   This hike offers ocean and city vistas as well as mountain views to the north of areas like Cathedral Peak.

    Map of the trail.

    Distance: ~6.5 miles round trip.

    Elevation gain: ~1000 feet.

    Hiking Time~2.5-3 hours

    Out and back hike, turn around anytime.

    Here is a google map link for the trailhead.

    DIRECTIONS:  Exit 101 at Las Positas and turn toward the mountains. Crossing State St., Las Positas becomes San Roque. Continue on San Roque past 192. (You can also get to San Roque via 192.)  Go 1/2 mile past 192 and park at the Cater Water Filtration Plant.  The trail head for Jesusita is to the right of the water plant.

     Hike Guide: Bob Bogle and Kevin Newman

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

     

    • March 01, 2019
    • 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
    • The Sandbar - 514 State Street, Santa Barbara


    TGIF !

    March 1st  5 - 7 pm

     at The Sandbar

    Specials buy one well drink 2nd for 25 cents 



    Since 2006 Santa Barbara locals and tourists from around the world have enjoyed the Sonora style Mexican food and Handcrafted

    cocktails.


    Their menu features the freshest seafood, finest cuts of meat and market fresh produce. Extensive cocktail menu features handmade margaritas and specialty cocktails designed by world famous mixologist Manny Hinojosa. 


    Santa Barbara’s Sandbar operates as a full service restaurant by day and transforms into a thriving late night destination featuring dancing, live music, and dj’s. Sandbar has been named to the “Top 100” by Nightclub & Bar Magazine for the last 4 consecutive years.

     

    Enjoy dining and socializing in a contemporary hacienda setting inside or on one of our multiple patios. After dinner, cozy up by the fire with new friends and you may just find yourself dancing the night away under the stars just steps from the Pacific Ocean in beautiful downtown Santa Barbara.


    Please join us at The Sandbar

      Specials buy one well drink 2nd for 25 cents 

    See you on the 1st of March!

    http://sandbarsb.com
      

     

    • March 02, 2019
    • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

    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 has three options and takes us along the coast to Ventura and then inland along a very scenic bike path to Ojai. There are three starting points (Rincon Beach Parking Lot at Bates Road, Main Street Parking Lot in Ventura or Casitas Vista Rd off Hwy 33) Depending on how many miles you are interested in riding you can go a little as 19 miles or as many as 58 miles. This is a very scenic ride. It’s a very easy, continual grade uphill to Ojai, about 3% and in some places 5%.  Not hard at all. Coming back is all downhill!  

    Bates Rd. Parking Lot: For those that are ambitious and want a longer ride (58 miles round trip), we will begin at the parking lot off Bates Road at 8:00AM and will meet up with the main group in Ventura. Check out the Ride Map! (note the map just shows the outgoing portion of the ride, the return is along the same paths/roads.)

    Main Street Ventura: A 33 mile round trip ride, starts in Ventura. The bike path begins at Rex Street. If you are starting here drive south on 101 and exit at the Main St, Ventura exit. Park in the parking lot to the right after the bridge over the creek, and just before the HWY 33 overpass. If there is no room, go back over the bridge and park on the side of the road. We’ll meet in the parking lot just before the overpass at 9:00AM. The riders starting at Bates Road will take about an hour to get to this point, so please don’t start w/o the group. Check out the Ride Map!

    Casitas Vista Road: A short 21 mile round trip ride which starts at the Casitas Vista exit off Highway 33, heading to Ojai. To start here take 101 South to 33 North towards Ojai. Exit where the highway is ending at Casitas Vista Road (CVR). Turn right upon exiting on CVR, back alongside the highway on CVR and turn right under the Freeway and park under the overpass. There are restrooms close by, in Foster Park. The riders that start in Ventura will be at CVR by 9:30AM. and we can head off to Ojai as a group.  If we’re a few minutes late, please wait for us. Check out the Ride Map!

    From SB, plan on 30 minutes to parking in Ventura and 45 minutes to parking at CVR.

    Helmets required! Bring lots of water. Ride Cancelled if raining.

    Join the SBNC Strava Group and help support and encourage your fellow riders! 


    • March 03, 2019
    • 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
    • Carpinteria Bluffs Nature Preserve and Seal Sanctuary


    Social Hiking At a Relaxed Pace

    (S.H.A.R.P.)

    When
    Sunday, March 3, 2019
    9:00 AM

    Where
    Carpinteria Bluffs Nature Preserve and Seal Sanctuary

    Come for an inspiring walk along the Carpinteria Bluffs with its variety of wildlife, coastal sage, and eucalyptus groves. Take in the beauty of the coastline, the Santa Ynez Mountains, and the Channel Islands.  We will stop at the Seal Sanctuary overlook where we can delight in the community of seals at play or asleep.  Hopefully, we will be lucky and be able to see some newborn seal pups! Then we will continue to the tar pits and to the edge of the campground.

    OPTION 1: Those so inclined can turn around here, return to their cars, and meet for socializing at a local coffee spot.

    OPTION 2:  Up for more? We will continue through Carpinteria State Beach, turn up Linden Avenue, and join our fellow SHARP hikers for coffee.

    This is a relaxing walk of approximately three miles round trip with some mild uneven terrain. Bathrooms are available.  Binoculars are optional for better viewing of the seals. Bring water and sunblock.

    Dogs are allowed on leash on the trails and the beach, but not at the Seal Rookery Overlook.

    No need to register.  Just show up.  The walk is cancelled if it is raining.

    Directions:  Take 101 Freeway South. Exit at Bailard Avenue (Exit 85).  Turn right and drive one block south toward the end of the road and beach.  The parking lot is right there. Look for the red and white Newcomers sign.   

    Questions? Contact sharp@sbnewcomers.org


    • March 05, 2019
    • August 29, 2019
    • 52 sessions
    • Hendry's Beach (See event details)

    Join us at Hendry's Beach (aka Arroyo Burro Beach County Park) every Tuesday and Thursday morning at 8:45. We 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. Then we gather at the picnic tables and visit some more. Sometimes there is food to share. 

    Contact stridebythetide@sbnewcomers.org with any questions.

    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.




    • March 08, 2019
    • 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
    • 330 State Street, Santa Barbara


    TGIF!

    March 8th  5 - 7 pm

     at Casa Blanca


     



    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. 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.


    Please join us in the Patio area


    See you on the 8th of March!

    http://casablancasb.com  

     

    • March 09, 2019
    • 7:00 AM - 12:00 PM

    This ride is not an official Club event, but many of us will be riding in this event. There are four options, ranging from 50 miles to 100.

    If you are interested you can register here. It is recommended that you register as soon as possible as the event is limited to 3,000 riders.

    Join the SBNC Strava Group and help support and encourage your fellow riders! 


    • March 09, 2019
    • 8:30 AM
    • West Camino Cielo

    No Hike if Raining. Bring plenty of water.

     This is a SATURDAY 8:30am meetup – no need to register.

    West Camino Cielo – 8:30am.  This hike is on a graded forest service road that extends west along the Santa Ynez Mountains ridge above Goleta.  The trail starts downhill to the west on a rough gravel road, turning south and continuing over rocks and scree below a tall rock face and the gun club. Two wide switchbacks continue down the west-facing slope, a total descent of more than 600’. The road continues west, gently up and down, offering spectacular views to the north into the Santa Ynez Valley overlooking Lake Cachuma, and to the south into the valleys above Goleta and overlooking the Santa Barbara Channel. It also passes through burn areas from the Whittier fire.

    Except for the beginning of the hike, the grade is generally easy.  We will hike out for about 3 miles and then back, making it 6 miles round trip; at the end we will be hiking 600’ uphill to the trail head. One can turn around sooner or hike further before turning around (the road continues all the way to Antenna Peak, a distance of more than 8 miles). This hike has limited shade.  Hike time: Roughly 3 hours. 

    OPTIONAL: Lizard’s Mouth is a large, popular landscape consisting of sandstone outcroppings, boulders, caves and crevices overlooking the ocean.  Located just before the gun club, it is just a 10-minute hike off the road.  You can stop there after our hike if you are interested.

    Link to the trailhead.   20 minutes from when you get on 154.

    DIRECTIONS: From Foothill Road, take CA Hwy 154 6.3 miles, exiting to the left onto West Camino Cielo.  Turn immediately right onto West Camino Cielo/Kinevan Road. In 0.2 miles, take the fork to the left, continuing on W. Camino Cielo, up the narrow switchbacks and along the ridge for 3.6 miles to the Winchester Gun Club.

    Park off the road on either side, before or after the gun club (or closer to the Forest Service road, which is another tenth of a mile or so beyond the gun club).  Allow a little extra time to get there—you can set your GPS to Winchester Canyon Gun Club.

    Hike Leader: Ed Kaufman

     Hope to see you there!

    • March 12, 2019
    • 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
    • 1114 State Street

    Join us for a Cheers event with flavor & friends at Viva Restaurant.

    Join us at a Newcomer Favorite - Viva in the La Arcada Plaza!

    This iconic location has been a well known restaurant spot in downtown Santa Barbara for over 70 years.  They strive to bring a vibrant Mexico City inspired menu coupled with fun, friendly service too one of the most beautiful locations in downtown Santa Barbara.

    See you on the 12th! http://vivasb.com

    Cheers is the first event for our newest members fresh from orientation, and all Newcomers are welcome to attend. It’s a great way to mingle with board members and committee chairs in a relaxed, Tuesday night atmosphere.







    • March 14, 2019
    • 6:00 PM
    • Dargan's Pub, 13 E. Ortega Street, Santa Barbara
    Register

    Thursday, March 14th @ 6pm

    Dargan's Irish Pub and Restaurant

    18 E. Ortega Street, Santa Barbara

    Come out and celebrate all of our March Birthdays at Dargan's!

    The restaurant and bar is perfect for our friends that are "lucky" enough to be born in March. Let's get together to celebrate them and kick-off St. Patrick's Day! 

    Dargan's has a full bar and menu so come thirsty and hungry. They also have a fun and festive ambiance with pool tables for anyone who wants to play.

    We recommend ride sharing or alternative modes of transportation if you plan to drink.

    See you there!

    • March 15, 2019
    • 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
    • 14 E. Cota Street, Santa Barbara


    TGIF!

    March 15th  5 - 7 pm

     at Foxtail Kitchen & Bar

     


    Happy Hour Specials

    $8 Foxtail Fix  

    $8 Hibiscus Mule
    $3 off Wines by the glass 
    $2 off all 24 Beers on tap
    $5 Hummus with Pita
    $12 Falafel Burger w/pint
    $16 Shawarma wrap w/pint

    Please join us on the 15th of March


    https://www.foxtailsb.com  

     

    • March 16, 2019
    • 9:00 AM
    • Santa Barbara Area

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

    When
    Saturday March 16, 2019

    Where

    Santa Barbara Botanic Gardens


    Entrance fee: $10 ($8 for 60+);  Free to Garden Members

    The Santa Barbara Botanic Garden is a great place to explore California's native plant diversity – and we’ll visit when the meadow wildflowers should be in bloom! The Garden's 78 acres encompass a variety of cultivated displays, stands of natural coast live oak, riparian woodlands, a redwood grove, an authentic Japanese teahouse, and the 1807 Mission dam and aqueduct system.

    Total hike distance is approximately three miles, with some hillside trails/walkways. Dogs on leash are welcome.

    No need to register. Just show up. Rain cancels. Bring water and sunblock.  Please note: Each attendee is responsible for her/his entrance fee.

    Directions: From Foothill Road (Route 192) turn onto Mission Canyon Road, traveling toward the mountains.  After driving approximately one mile, turn left at 1212 Mission Canyon Road into the Botanic Garden parking lot.  (Pass the parking lot exit and look for a large sign about 1/10 mile further on at the parking lot entrance.)  We will meet in the parking lot near the entry kiosk.

    Questions? Contact sharp@sbnewcomers.org

    • March 16, 2019
    • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

    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 down the coast to Carpinteria to the Coffee Bean on Linden Ave. 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!

    Helmets required! Bring lots of water. Ride Cancelled if raining.

    Join the SBNC Strava Group and help support and encourage your fellow riders! 


    • March 24, 2019
    • 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM

    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 Cathedral Oaks Road to the beautiful Sandpiper Golf course. There are two options:

    Option A: Starts at 8:00 am at Tucker's Grove. Make a right out of the parking lot and take the first right to Old San Marcos Road (OSM) for a challenging but beautiful 3-mile climb with many ocean views. This is a no-drop ride with two stops along the way and climbs 1648 ft. with many steep sections that range between 10% and 20% grades. The turnaround point is at the intersection with Rt. 154. The descent takes us back to the Tucker's Grove parking lot to meet up with the Option B group. Check out the Ride Map!

    Option B: Starts at 9:30 am. This is a mostly flat ride and also has an option to go up Glen Annie Road for a gentle ascent through a lovely valley of avocado and orange groves.  

    Helmets required! Bring lots of water. Ride Cancelled if raining.

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    • March 30, 2019
    • 9:00 AM - 1:30 PM
    • Los Olivos

    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!

    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.  As always we have two options to choose from.


    Since this ride starts in Los Olivos. some may need help getting to the start. If you can provide a ride or need one, you can use the Ride Sharing Forum to coordinate rides.


    Option 1 - 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 all downhill to Solvang. 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: 14 miles round trip.

    Lunch: Bring lunch and drinks or pre-order for pick up from R Country Market in Los Olivos (great sandwiches) 805-688-6750. Specialty: Tri-tip.  If you are not going on part B, have lunch in town or get some food and drive out to the Fess Parker Winery and join us for lunch.

    Part B - Optional extension: For those interested, bring your lunch and drinks and we’ll ride out from Los Olivos across Highway 154 and north on Foxen Canyon Rd to the Fess Parker Winery for R&R in a beautiful spot – vineyard and mountain views.  (FP has no food, which is why we need to bring our lunch and drinks).  On Foxen, we will have one big hill to get over. Round trip from Los Olivos, this will be 14 miles.  

    Check out the Ride Map

    Overall: It is quite beautiful out in this wine growing area and it has some great biking areas. It is well worthwhile to make the 45 minute drive to get out to Los Olivos. Suggestion: Bring your significant others and let them spend time in Los Olivos while waiting for you to return at around 10:45. They can order some lunch and then drive out to meet us at Fess Parker Winery.

    Helmets required.  Have plenty of water with you. Rain postpones.

    Join the SBNC Strava Group and help support and encourage your fellow riders! 

    • March 31, 2019
    • 9:00 AM

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    • April 06, 2019
    • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Alisal Road to Najoqui Falls Park

    This is a special destination ride, starting in Solvang and following Alisal Road to Nojoqui Falls Park and back. All rides will start and end at the El Rancho Market in Solvang, which has a wonderful deli for our post-ride lunch.

    Yes, I am Riding!

    This ride has several reasonable inclines and we will have two options. Depending on the option you choose you can ride anywhere from 12 to 40 miles.

    Option 1: Meet at the El Rancho Market parking lot and ride north along Refugio Road to Baseline Road to Alamo Pintado and then west over Alisal Road. Once on Alisal you can ride as far as you want, doing only a few miles or riding all the way to the end. This option is approximately 31 miles (1,700 ft of elevation), if you ride to the end of Alisal Road. Since we return on the same road you can turn around at any time to shorten the distance of your ride to 20 miles. Check out the Ride Map!

    Option 2: For those that would enjoy a longer ride and some additional hill work you can ride south on North Refugio Rd after we return to El Rancho Market. This is a steeper climb and adds up to 8 additional miles if you ride to the end of the road.

    Helmets required.  Have plenty of water with you. Rain postpones.

    Hope you can join us!  

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    • April 09, 2019
    • 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
    • 6878 Hollister Ave., Goleta

    Join us for a Cheers event with flavor & friends.

    The Rooftop Bar & Bistro is Santa Barbara & Goleta's only rooftop restaurant, located atop the new Hilton Garden Inn. This modern, yet elegant space features a curated cocktail menu, local craft beer, Santa Barbara fresh fare, live music and spectacular sunsets. Enjoy views of the Santa Ynez Mountains, Pacific Ocean, and downtown Santa Barbara. 

    See you on the 9th! Hilton Garden Inn Goleta

    Cheers is the first event for our newest members fresh from orientation, and all Newcomers are welcome to attend. It’s a great way to mingle with board members and committee chairs in a relaxed, Tuesday night atmosphere.







    • April 12, 2019
    • 7:30 AM
    • Figueroa Mountain Drive, east of Los Olivos

    Come see the wildflowers. Date subject to flower cooperation.

    Meet at Sears Auto at 7:30AM to car pool or 8:30AM at the trailhead