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PUBLIC EVENTS Calendar

Public Events

The events shown in the Club's Public Events Calendar are open to Members, Extended Members, Alumni (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

    • August 19, 2019
    • February 17, 2020
    • 7 sessions
    • The Hotel Californian, 36 State Street, Santa Barbara, CA


    New in Town? 

    We would love to have you join us for one of our orientation meetings!

    You're invited to a Reception followed by a "Welcome to Newcomers" Meeting.


    On the third 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. 

    You only have to attend one meeting!


    Santa Barbara Newcomers Club is the biggest social club in all of Santa Barbara! We are 700+ members strong and offer over 50 events a month for you to participate in.

    By joining the club, you are able to partake in lots of fun activities, meet great people and learn all about your new home town.

    We will give you all the details about this outstanding club including dues, how to register, what types of events are held, members, etc.  Again, you only need to attend one orientation meeting!!

    We look forward to meeting you!

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    **NO RESERVATIONS REQUIRED, JUST SHOW UP!**

    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.


    36 State Street, Santa Barbara, CA

    Parking is available in the public parking structure on property located on Helena Ave or street parking. 

    Enter the main lobby off of Mason Street - look for the hotel informational sign once inside the hotel lobby - we are typically in a room off to the right).



    For more information, please contact the VP Membership

    membership@sbnewcomers.org

    • September 01, 2019
    • January 05, 2020
    • 6 sessions
    • 2981 Cliff Drive, Santa Barbara CA
    • 30

    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.

    No need to register - just show up!

    Free!


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    Questions? Contact Carolyn or Dave Styler

    newcomersdogs@sbnewcomers.org

    For directions to Hendry's Beach, click here

    • September 03, 2019
    • January 30, 2020
    • 44 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'sBeach/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.

    Wear shoes that can be used on the beach for rocks, sand.

    • November 18, 2019
    • (PST)
    • January 31, 2020
    • (PST)
    • 33 sessions
    • Meet at The Sea Center on the Wharf

    Join the Stearns Wharf Walking Group, which consists of Newcomers, Alumni, and longtime Santa Barbara residents, as we walk along the waterfront from Stearns Wharf to the harbor and beyond.

    Some walkers head out to the breakwater, others go up the hill to Shoreline Park.

    Mon., Wed., and Fri., we meet up on the Wharf in front of the Sea Center and end at Char West.

    Enjoy time with the group after walking with coffee and/or breakfast at Francisco's Char West.

    We start at 7:50 am and walk at our own pace while visiting with fellow walkers. The group walks for about 45 minutes to an hour, depending upon your route and pace. 

    Parking is free at the wharf for the first 90 minutes.

    • December 14, 2019
    • 9:00 AM - 11:30 AM
    • Santa Barbara Area


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

    When: Saturday Dec 14, 2019
    9:00 AM
    Where:  San Marcos Foothills Preserve

    The San Marcos Foothills Preserve is a County of Santa Barbara open space located in the foothills between Santa Barbara and Goleta. Encompassing 200 acres (plus a 10 acres park) the Preserve offers extraordinary views of the Santa Ynez Mountains, Pacific Ocean, and the Channel Islands. The Preserve is the feeding ground for hawks, kestrels, kites, roadrunners, coyotes, bobcats, and hundreds of other animal species. It offers nesting locations for dozens of native bird species, and it provides connecting corridors for wildlife to Los Padres National Forest and Goleta Slough.Panorama of the San Marcos Foothills Preserve

    This hike, like Parma Park, is in the foothills. It is a little more challenging than other SHARP walks, with a couple of steep hills to walk up (and down). However, admiring the views will give us a chance to go slowly, take breaks, and catch our breath.  

     Downpour cancels, but we'll continue in light rain.  Bring hats, sunscreen and water.  On-leash dogs are welcome. There are no restrooms. After the hike, we will meet nearby to socialize.

    How to Get There

    San Marcos Foothills Preserve is located just east of Highway 154 (although you access it from west of 154) and north of Foothill Road. We will meet at the main public access at the western portion of the Preserve at the end of Via Gaitero Road.



    Questions? Contact sharp@sbnewcomers.org

    • December 14, 2019
    • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Santa Barbara


    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 is one of our only rides that has only one option. This time we begin our ride at the Garden Street Parking Lot on Cabrillo at 9:00AM and head up Garden Street past the Mission and up to Mountain Drive. After an enjoyable ride along Mountain Drive we head downhill and meander our way through Montecito and toward Butterfly Beach. We finish at the place to tacos after a hard ride, East Beach Tacos by the batting cages on Milpas.

    The route does have a relatively long uphill climb but is suitable for road, hybrids and for those that wish a little assist, eBikes. Once we get to Mountain Drive we will have beautiful views of our great city and the Channel islands. Overall the ride is 20 miles long.

    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! 


    • December 18, 2019
    • 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
    • Ty Lounge at Four Seasons Resort, 1260 Channel Drive, Santa Barbara, CA 93108


    DECEMBER 18, 2019
    Ty Lounge at Four Seasons Resort
    5:30 - 7:30pm

    Celebrate the season with our Cheers newcomer event at the Four Seasons' Ty Lounge decorated in all its holiday splendor.

    Whether you’re visiting for the first-time or a repeat guest, the waterfront resort lounge promises to be extra special. Expect top rated local wines, classic cocktails, and tapas.

    Parking is available on the street.

    All newcomers are invited to join in holiday cheer with our newest members fresh from orientation. Relax and mingle with board members and committee chairs in this splendid happy hour atmosphere.

    Ty Lounge

    • December 20, 2019
    • 8:30 AM
    • Buena Vista Trail Head

    This hike begins at the Buena Vista trailhead on Park Lane, goes to the end of the Buena Vista trail, goes west/left at a split to a little uphill connector to meet the Romero Catway, goes west downhill on the Romero Catway, goes south along the lower part of the San Ysidro trail, then goes east on the Old Pueblo trail to end near the start point on Park Lane.

    Total distance is ~2.9 miles, total elevation gain 850ft.

    This is a scenic loop, not difficult, hike with views of beautiful homes, ocean, canyons, valleys and creeks.  There are many extensions available for those wishing to make the hike longer and or harder. 

    Trailhead Google Maps

    Directions: From the 101, go north, toward the mountains, on San Ysidro to Hwy 192.  Go right on 192 for @.8mile, then take a left on Park Lane.  Go .3 miles and bear to the right to stay on Park Lane at Mountain Drive junction.  Go .6 miles further on Park Lane to the Buena Vista trailhead on the left. (Note: you will pass the Old Pueblo trailhead sign at .5mile--the hike’s end point). There is parking before and after the trailhead. 

    Hike Leader: Mike McCourt

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


    • December 20, 2019
    • 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
    • Oku, 29. E Cabrillo Blvd. Ste B, Santa Barbara, CA 93101

    Join us...


    TGIF at Oku

    Tina Takaya and Ted Ellis, co-proprietors, welcome you to our newest two story restaurant on the water. We both feel the key to success is our passion for creating the highest quality food and warm friendly service with a commitment to consistency.

    Tina Takaya and Ted Ellis, longtime Santa Barbara locals have created their dream waterfront restaurant. Tina, longtime owner of opal restaurant and bar located at 1325 State St, SB, has always prided herself with designing a place where locals feel at home while enjoying a wonderful dining experience. Ted has the same vision and has equally been in the business for most of his life. Starting as a kid in a vineyard in Napa to managing top restaurants in San Francisco and becoming a Sommelier, Ted has this business in his blood. We are excited for you to enjoy, experience, relax and be appreciated.

    Our menu draws from Asian favorites that inspire and excite such as Wagyu Steak, Japanese Sushi, Chinese Dumplings, Thai Noodles and fresh local seafood.


    Oku

    • December 22, 2019
    • 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Santa Barbara


    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 several options and takes us along the Obern Bike Trail, Santa Barbara Harbor, Butterfly Beach, Summerland and Padaro Lane. There are three options for riding 13, 29 or 38 miles from Goleta Beach to Padero Beach. The starting points are at Goleta Beach, the intersection of Modoc and Encore Dr. (at the Obern Trail Head), and the Andree Clark Bird Refuge. Check out the ride map.

    Check out the Ride Map!  

    Start time is 8:00 AM at Goleta Beach, 8:30 AM at Modoc and Encore Dr., and 9:15 AM at the Andree Clark Bird Refuge. The coffee stop will be at the Padero Beach Grill. For those riding the long 38-mile route the total climbing is 1,100 feet.


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

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


    • December 27, 2019
    • 8:30 AM
    • Rattlesnake Trailhead

    All our hikes may be changed due to weather, roads, construction, etc.  Check here before you leave or subscribe to our email list below.

    Bring plenty of water

    Rattlesnake Canyon Loop –  8:30am.  This will be a variation of the Rattlesnake trail that goes a little further and offers some great views.  Of course, those who would just like to follow the shady old trail along the creek to the far end of a meadow and back can do that instead. 

    This loop starts up the canyon but we turn left onto an unmarked trail toward what we've called "The Maze" in a previous hike.  But, instead of going to the Maze, we turn left (downhill) on the Edison Catway.  After 5 to 10 minutes, we take a  short unmarked connector to the Tunnel Trail and climb up the Tunnel Trail to the shoulder.  We then hike across the Connector to the big tree by the meadow and hike back down our standard return route on the Rattlesnake trail.

    Hiking Distance:  6.5 miles with a total elevation gain of 2100’ for the loop; 3.5 miles with 1000' of elevation gain for the familiar up and back. 

    Hiking times: 2 to 3 hours for the up and back (go at your pace). 3.5 to 4+ hours for the loop;

    Map link to the trailhead

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

    Hike Leaders:  Mike McCourt

    • December 27, 2019
    • 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
    • Chase Bar and Grill, 1012 State Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93101

    Join us for TGIF at Chase Bar and Grill


    The atmosphere is lively, the lighting festive, and the cast of local characters can't be beat!

    Santa Barbara restaurant and lounge. Since 1979, serving great Italian food, American cuisine, and the best happy hour in Santa Barbara.

    Specials for Newcomers at TGIF - Come check it out!!

    Looking forward to seeing everyone!

    Chase Bar and Grill

    • January 03, 2020
    • 8:30 AM
    • 1150 San Roque Rd, Santa Barbara, CA 93105


    No hike if raining.  Bring plenty of water.

    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: Mike McCourt

    Hope to see you there!

     

    • January 03, 2020
    • 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
    • Oppi'Z Bistro, 1026 State Street, SB



    Please join us at Oppi'Z Bistro for TGIF!

    Reinterpreting the traditional pizzeria

    OPPI'Z is a modern, non-conventional healthy food concept rooted in the tradition of the Italian cuisine and the "Slow-food" manifesto.

    Motivated by his love for simple but genuine and tasty foods that characterize the Italian cuisine, Guido Oppizzi has reinterpreted the traditional concept of the pizzeria, by designing a unique menu with a great novel variety of gourmet pizzas and a selection of fresh, light and healthy dishes.

    Our gourmet pizzas are prepared with a secret recipe of naturally slow-fermented dough, combining high quality, farm-fresh and local ingredients.

    Our signature dishes include rice in a bottle, savory cheesecakes, fresh tartares, and many other healthy vegetarian and gluten conscious options.

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    • January 04, 2020
    • 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Santa Barbara


    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! 

    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.  Have plenty of water with you. Rain postpones.

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


    • January 05, 2020
    • 9:00 AM - 11:30 AM
    • Santa Barbara Area


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

    When: Sunday January 5, 2020
    9:00 AM
    Where:   More Mesa


    Join us as we explore More Mesa, an undeveloped bluff-top mesa that rests 120 feet above the ocean, with panoramic views from the Santa Ynez Mountains to the Channel Islands.  Rare birds, including kites, harriers and merlins, make their home on the Mesa.  If you want to see more, you can take the trail down to the clothing-optional beach below.

    Dogs on leash are welcome.

    Minimal elevation gain. No rough terrain. No rush. Just nature, fun and conversation.

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

    After the hike, we will meet nearby to socialize.

    Directions:  From Santa Barbara drive north on 101. Exit at Turnpike Road and turn left.  Drive 0.4 miles to Hollister Avenue.  Turn left on Hollister and drive 0.3 mile to the first traffic light (Puente Drive). Turn right and continue 0.7 miles to Mockingbird Lane. (Puente Drive becomes Vieja Drive.)  Park on Vieja Drive - parking is not permitted on Mockingbird Lane.

    Questions? Contact sharp@sbnewcomers.org

    • January 10, 2020
    • 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
    • Convivo Restaurant, 901 E. Cabrillo Blvd, Santa Barbara, CA 93103 (Convivo is located in the Santa Barbara Inn, across the street from East Beach)


    New venue for Newcomers TGIF

    Please join us at Convivo Restaurant


    January 10, 2020


    Convivo

    "A more recent addition to the beachfront dining scene, Convivo is located at the Santa Barbara Inn, across the street from East Beach. In addition to beautiful food, this restaurant serves up large, healthy doses of fresh ocean air. Convivo specializes in shareable plates that change daily with what's in season. The Italian-leaning menu includes wood-fired pizza, grilled seafood that's often locally caught, house-made pasta and farm-fresh vegetables. To complement the food, there's a beverage menu complete with spritzes, negronis and, of course, vino. Very scenic, incredible menu, wine on tap, sunny patio, lots of free parking... are you on your way yet?"

    Look forward to seeing you there!

    Convivo Restaurant

    • January 11, 2020
    • 8:30 AM
    • Baron Ranch 22 minutes from 101/154

    No hike if raining.  Bring plenty of water.

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


    BARON RANCH – 8:30am SATURDAY.  Baron Ranch is an old ranch located in Arroyo Quemado, so named due to the burning of a Chumash village in the canyon by a rival Chumash band in the 1770’s.  A cattle ranch for many years, the County of Santa Barbara now owns the property which is open Saturday-Monday. 

    Baron Ranch offers a different kind of front country hiking than the front range above Santa Barbara, and receives a lot less foot traffic.  Using old ranch roads and ATV trails, we will pass by an apiary (bee yard), old citrus and avocado orchards, and a number of other features as we gradually climb in elevation towards the native habitats of the area.  This hike is less about spectacular views (although one can see the ocean from the high points) and more about experiencing the Gaviota back country. 

    We hike into the ranch along the entrance road.  Much of the first 2 miles is a very gradual, open climb, leading eventually to a steeper upper loop.  While the first part of the hike is exposed, we come to more forested areas as we move deeper into the ranch.  The trail is well marked, as many parts of the property are still off limits to the public. 

    Hiking Distance: 6+ miles round trip

    Elevation gain: 1100 feet

    Hiking Time: 2.5-3 hours

    Trail map

    Google maps link to the trailhead  Just 22 minutes from 101@154.

    Directions:  Take 101 west from Santa Barbara, past El Capitan State Beach.  When you reach the Refugio State Beach exit, travel another 2.2 miles on 101 to an unmarked exit on the right.  There is no off-ramp, so the turn comes up quick.  As you exit the freeway, make an immediate left onto the frontage road (Calle Real).  Proceed 0.8 miles to Baron Ranch gate (in the photo) and park just outside the gate.

     Hike Leader: Steve Clayton

    Hope to see you there!

     

     

    • January 12, 2020
    • 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Santa Barbara


    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 starting points (Shoreline Park at 8:15AM or the Tucker's Grove Park at 9:00AM) with our return out to Coal Oil Point and then through UCSB to the Obern  and the Maria Ygnacio Trails, which provides rides of 23 or 38 miles.  

    The Tucker's Grove start is at 9:00AM and has a total ascent of 663 ft and has a maximum elevation of 256 ft. Check out the Ride Map!

    The Shoreline start is at 8:15AM and has a total ascent of 1635 ft and has a maximum elevation of 391 ft. 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! 


    • January 17, 2020
    • 8:30 AM
    • West Camino Cielo

    No Hike if Raining. Bring plenty of water.

     Friday 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 ~ 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.

    The grade is generally easy.  We will hike out for about 3 miles and then back, making it 6 miles round trip. 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 2 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 101&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: Chip Gierhart

     Hope to see you there!

    • January 17, 2020
    • 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
    • Margerum Wines, 19 E Mason St, Santa Barbara

    Join us...

    TGIF at Margerum Wines


    Margerum Tasting Room (at the Hotel Californian)
    19 E. Mason Street
      at the corner of Mason St. And Helena Ave.
    Santa Barbara

    *****

    TGIF newcomers will have their own space in the upstairs bar area to mingle while enjoying a selection of red and white wines as well as small plates to order during the evening. 

    *****

    Margerum Wine Company is committed to creating handcrafted wines using only the highest quality grapes so that we can make wines that are indicative of the place where they are grown.

    We strive to make wines naturally, to make wines that have individual characteristics and to make wines with personality. The scale of production is kept at a level where we can touch and know the wine as it is raised to the bottle – the antithesis of mass production. The standards of quality are measured by our criteria – not by external sources.


    Margerum Wines

    • January 18, 2020
    • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Santa Barbara


    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 several options and takes us along the Santa Ynez River over the rolling Santa Rosa Road. All routes are out-and-back with options for riding 17, 34 or 39 miles from Buellton to Lompoc. There is one starting point at the Park and Ride lot on Avenue of the Flags in Buellton just south of Route 246. Take the 101 to Buellton and get off on Exit 139 making a right turn onto Santa Rosa Rd. heading north toward Buellton and Rt. 101. The Park-and-Ride is on the right as Santa Rosa Rd. becomes Avenue of the Flags in about half a mile. Check out the Ride Map.

    Start time is 9:00 AM. It takes 45 minutes from Santa Barbara so please plan to arrive around 8:45.

    For those who want a 16-mile ride the turnaround point is at the entrance of Santa Rosa Park at the 8-mile mark, which stops just short of completing the first of two climbs of about 350 ft. For those who want to go to the end of Santa Rosa Road past all the wineries to where it meets Rt. 1 this will be a 34 mile ride with 2240 ft. of climbing. For those who want to go into Lompoc for a coffee stop will add 5 miles and about 300 ft. of climbing to the route. Many post-ride lunch spots are nearby including the highly regarded Industrial Eats.


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

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


    • January 21, 2020
    • 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
    • Carr Vineyards & Winery 414 N. Salsipuedes St. Santa Barbara, CA 93103


    Join us for Cheers at Carr Winery

    414 N. Salsipuedes, St.

    JANUARY 21, 2020
    5:30 - 7:30pm

    Join newcomer friends at Carr Winery, a local family-owned winery and vineyard. In Santa Barbara since 1999, Carr Winery continues its traditional wine-making style and local sourcing of grapes. 

    Special drink pricing is offered for our Cheers event.

    All newcomers are invited to welcome our newest members fresh from orientation. It’s a great way to relax and mingle with board members, committee chairs, and other newcomers in a happy hour atmosphere.

    Carr Winery

    • January 24, 2020
    • 8:30 AM
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