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10  Thursday, September 6, 2012 let’s go!

…check out Artniture Carpinteria’s First Friday featured event “Art-

niture” will not only celebrate local artists but will raise funds for artistic endeavors and raise the energy level at a gala on Friday, Sept. 7, at 7 p.m., with live entertainment from Pockets and refreshments at the Carpinteria Arts Center, 855 Linden Ave. Leading up to the grand event, creatively altered furniture has been available at local businesses throughout town, where anyone can place a bid, in the style of a silent auction, leading up to the First Friday event. Funds raised in the auction will support Carpinteria Arts Center and The Rhythmic Arts Project. For more information, contact the CVAC at 684-7789.


“Musical Chair” by John Wullbrandt is available for silent auction bidding at Porch, 3823 Santa Claus Lane.

…ring in Howard’s 100 Most 100-year-olds are well past their prime, but not Howard School. The small private school in Carpinteria is continuing to thrive 100 years after Hannah Howard welcomed her first stu- dents in the fall of 1912. To celebrate Howard’s centennial anniversary, school alumni and cur- rent Howard families are invited to attend “Hats off to Howard” on Saturday, Sept. 8, from 12:30

to 4 p.m. at the school’s campus, located at Girls Inc. of Carpinteria, 5315 Foothill Road. According to event planner Jackie Blackwell, “Party guests will be treated to a wonderful lunch provide by Executive Chef Michael Blackwell and we will have lots of field day games and activities for young and old. Add to that a stroll down the Howard History Walk, a student-organized Farmer’s Market and a Human 100 Photo, it’s sure to be a memorable afternoon.” RSVP or find out more at 745-8448.

…let your inner actor out All the comedy and drama, none of the te- dious line memoriza- tion—that’s what ac- tors in Asa Olsson’s Im- prov Workshop have to look forward to in the next eight-week session of the popular class. Beginners and improv veterans are all invit- ed to take part in the upcoming workshop, scheduled to begin on Tuesday, Sept. 11, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., at Pla- za Playhouse Theater, 4916 Carpinteria Ave. The weekly workshop teaches improv basics, acting and breathing techniques and allows participants to let go of inhibitions, according to Olsson, an accom- plished actress, director

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…raise some funds for Carpinteria schools With school district budgets tightening around the country, the Carpinteria Educa-

tion Foundation raises money throughout the year to loosen fiscal restraints on local schools. CEF continues its efforts and rings in the 2012-2013 school year with its annual Carp-A-Cabana fundraiser on Saturday, Sept. 8, from 4 to 7:30 p.m., at BEGA USA, 1000 BEGA Way. Live and silent auctions will raise money for local schools while food from Rincon Beach Club & Catering, wine from Corktree Cellars and music by The Rincons will raise the energy at the event. Auction items include field level Dodger tickets, dining out certificates, a Fiddlehead Wine tasting, a weekend in Carpinteria at Watermark and much more. Tickets are $60 in advance and $65 at the door. For more information, call CEF at 566-1615 or visit Business @ Breakfast The Carpinteria Valley Chamber of Commerce has launched a new program to

promote local business, and this one comes with hot coffee and the most important meal of the day. The first Business @ Breakfast event will be held on Friday, Sept. 14, from 7:15 to 9 a.m. at Rincon Beach Club, 3805 Santa Claus Lane. The breakfast will give attendees an opportunity to promote their businesses in 30-second commercials to the crowd. Participation costs $20 for chamber members who pre-register and $25 for non-members and those that do not pre-register. For more information or to register, contact Stephanie at 684-5479 x10 or

…adopt a doggy It will be a happy day for area dogs looking for forever or temporary foster homes

when the Yappy-Day Pet Adoption event takes place on Saturday, Sept. 8, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at The Ark Pet & Supply, 1090 Casitas Pass Road. Animal-conscious nonprofit C.A.R.E.4Paws features some of Carpinteria Animal Control and Santa Bar- bara County shelters’ most eligible four-legged friends at its adoption event. Specials on pet essentials as well as doggie goodie bags will keep those adopting or those who decide to foster a pup supplied and ready. A team of experienced C.A.R.E.4Paws and county shelter volunteers will also be on hand to offer valuable information and tips about the dogs. For more information, check out or contact Leigh-Anne Anderson at

…learn about water matters Water politics and local politics pool together when the Carpinteria Valley As- sociation and CarpWaterMatters, a slate of three local business women running for seats on the Carpinteria Valley Water Board in November, present the award-winning film “Blue Gold” on Saturday, Sept. 8, at 6:30 p.m. at the Plaza Playhouse Theater, 4916 Carpinteria Ave. While the film will introduce audience members to the serious threats posed by the increasingly widespread over-consumption of Earth’s fresh- water resources, CVA will introduce the audience to Alexandra Van Antwerp, Polly Holcombe and Shirley Johnson of CarpWaterMatters who will answer questions and present their platform. For more information on this free screening, contact the Plaza Playhouse at 684-6380.


From left, Mike VanStry, Amy Marie Orozco, Morris Danhi, Kat Garcia, Judy Sirianni, Phil Moreno and Asa Olsson (front), all members of the last session of Olsson’s Improv Workshop, performed at Plaza Playhouse Theater.


and drama coach. The workshop fee is $96 and can be paid online at plazatheater- For more information, visit the theater’s website or call Olsson at 901-3554.

…catch an Anastasia & The SunKeepers show

Anastasia Van Wingerden left Carpinteria for the big city of San Francisco years ago, but she’ll be home soon to introduce her Bay Area band, Anastasia & The SunKeepers, to the Santa Barbara music scene. The band will perform songs from its new CD, “Pacific,” while playing on Tuesday, Sept. 11, at 8 p.m. on the Soho Restaurant & Music Club stage, 1221 State St. in Santa Barbara. Attendees will hear the band’s signa- ture sound, a combination of world rhythm beats, varied Spanish lyrics and upbeat folk melodies. Copies of “Pacific” can be purchased at the show for $10 or online at anastasia1. for $8. Concert tickets are $10 and can be purchased by calling Soho at 962-7776.

Carpinteria native Anastasia Van Wingerden and her band, The SunKeepers, will perform at Soho in Santa Barbara on Sept. 11.

Dylan Schmidt rocks the mic at a recent CD release party for his band, Dylan Schmidt and The Rhythm Souls, at Soho Music Club in Santa Barbara

…to a rockin’ concert After celebrating the release of their second album last Saturday at Santa Barbara’s Soho Music Club, Carpinteria’s Dylan Schmidt and The Rhythm Souls will bring their sound home and play a free concert on Friday, Sept. 7, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., at Cabo’s Baja Grill & Cantina, 5096 Carpinteria Ave. While everyone will get good vibes and good tunes, the band will also be giving away some free CDs. For more information, contact Cabo’s at 684-5507.

…hear about the beginning

In a time of changing views and confusion about Earth’s origins, Tom Meyer is touring the United States telling the Holy Bible’s account of the world’s beginning. Meyer will stop in Carpinteria to recite, verbatim, the first 11 chapters of the Bible on Sunday, Sept. 9, at 10:30 a.m., at Carpinteria Valley Baptist Church, 800 Maple Ave. His 40-minute, one-man recounting of the Bible’s opening pages includes the creation, the great flood and the launch of the age-old battle between good and evil. According to a press release, Meyer mastered the ancient art of memorization while studying in Jerusalem, Israel for four years. Now, he recites over 10 books of the Bible all over the USA with his wife and one-month-old daughter in tow. All are welcome at the presentation. To learn more about Meyer’s work or to see a preview, visit the-


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