Archive » December 24, 2008
A & E BRIEFS
By Margo Kline, Staff Writer
Saxophonist to hit Alisal Cellars
Saxophonist Russ Gonzales of B-Side Players and Sunshine Brothers, will perform on Dec. 27 at Alisal Cellars, 448 Alisal Road in Solvang.
Joining him in an evening of jazz will be RyMo of Slightly Stoopid, Mychal Lomas of the Mary Wilson Band and Bear Erickson of Sunshine Brothers. Reservations can be made by calling (805) 686-4329; tickets are for people 21 and older.
Lake offers nature walk
Naturalists will lead an easy-paced one-mile walk from 10 to 11:30 a.m. on Dec. 27 on the Oak Canyon Trail at Cachuma Lake. Walkers should meet at the lake’s Nature Center. Admission is free for all ages, with an $8 parking fee per vehicle. More information is available by phoning (805) 688-4515 or online at www.cachuma.com.
Non-religious party planned
Those wishing to celebrate the holiday season without religious overtones can attend the secular brunch for atheists, agnostics, freethinkers, skeptics and humanists after Christmas at Cody’s Restaurant in Goleta.
Organizers urge interested people to “come as a single, couple or family, with company or to make friends.” The brunch is at 10 a.m. Dec. 28 at the café, 4898 Hollister Ave. at Turnpike. Further information is available by calling the Humanist Society at (805) 967-3045 or at http://sbhumanists.org.
Greet 2009 on an Eagle Cruise
A New Year’s Eve cruise aboard the 45-passenger pontoon boat Osprey will feature a two-hour tour with a naturalist, 10 a.m. to noon on Dec. 30, on Lake Cachuma. Passengers are asked to meet at the Cachuma Lake marina 30 minutes before departure.
The cost is $15 for adults and $7 for kids 12 and younger, plus an $8 park admission per vehicle. To verify the trip is going as scheduled and for reservations, telephone (805) 686-5050 on weekdays or (805) 686-5055 on weekends.
Market on New Year’s Eve
The weekly Solvang Farmers Market will take place as usual Dec. 31, New Year’s Eve, rain or shine. And as usual, fresh produce, flowers and foods will be available from 2:30–6 p.m. in downtown Solvang, First Street between Mission Drive and Copenhagen Drive.
For more information, call (805) 962-5354 or go online to www.sbfarmersmarket.org.
— Margo Kline