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This calendar intended to help our community stay up to date on progressive events and opportunities along the Central Coast.

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UCSB Library: Mountain Gallery 525 UCEN Rd, Santa Barbara, CA

UCSB Library is pleased to present these works by Johnny Onionseed, MFA candidate in UCSB's Department of Art. These collages were most recently displayed as part of UCSB Library’s exhibition A Call to Action: Documenting Santa Barbara’s Art and Activism, and are included in the Library’s COVID-19 Community Archives. The pieces now reside at the […]


SBF Small Capacity Building Grant Deadline

Santa Barbara Foundation’s Small Capacity Building Grant Program awards grants with a short review period and up to $5,000 aimed at strengthening the organizational capacity and effectiveness of Santa Barbara County nonprofits. The Foundation believes organizations are more effective when they are equipped with thoughtful strategy, strong leadership, sound operations and compelling communication. It is […]

Community Environmental Council Webinar: Get Charged: Everything You Need to Drive Electric


As high gas prices make electric vehicles (EVs) more appealing, California is accelerating the green energy transition. But a broad and equitable transition to zero emissions transportation is only possible if all drivers have access to EVs and support to make the switch from gas-powered cars. Join the Community Environmental Council on Thursday, October 6, […]



Arlington Theatre 1317 State St, Santa Barbara, CA

UCSB Arts & Lectures presents DakhaBrakha on Thursday, October 6th at 8:00 pm at The Granada Theatre. From Kyiv, DakhaBrakha creates a world of unexpected new music, weaving ancient Ukrainian folk melodies into a subversive musical tapestry that embraces indie rock, pop, hip hop, the avant-garde and traditional instrumentation from around the world. At the […]

$16 – $51

Unite to Light the Night Community Showcase

Community Arts Workshop (CAW) 631 Garden St, Santa Barbara, CA

Unite to Light The Night has a mission to celebrate artists in the local community and explore how light is both an essential aspect of life as well as a creative medium. This fundraiser and exhibition merges art, culture, community, and social impact into a multi-sensory immersive experience. See large-scale interactive projection art, sculptures, paintings […]


Opening Event for “Lifting the Veil”

UCSB Special Research Collections 525 UCEN Rd, Santa Barbara, CA

Join the UCSB Library on Monday, October 11th, in the Special Research Collections to celebrate the opening of "Lifting the Veil." This exhibition showcases how the transmission of esoteric knowledge, once exclusively bestowed from master to disciple, often through a series of initiations, moved into the realms of publishing, correspondence courses, and other media, inventing […]


David Hearts – Touched with Fire: How Great Leaders are Made

The Granada Theatre (1214 State St, Santa Barbara, CA 93101) 1214 State St, Santa Barbara, CA

UCSB Arts & Lectures presents David Gergen: Hearts Touched with Fire: How Great Leaders are Made on Tuesday, October 11th at 7:30 pm at The Granada Theatre. A former White House adviser to four U.S. presidents, CNN analyst and founder of the Harvard Center for Public Leadership, David Gergen draws from his experiences as a […]

$11 – $46

Creating 805: Topa Topa, Jack Dyer

THE SANDBOX Goleta 69 Santa Felicia Drive, Goleta, CA

Join Creating 805 and Jack Dyer, Founder and CEO at Topa Topa, for a conversation around creativity and entrepreneurship. The Creating 805 speaker series takes place on second Fridays at THE SANDBOX Goleta, and third Fridays at THE SANDBOX Paso Robles. Each event highlights the tales, insights, and lessons from a Central Coast entrepreneur's small […]


Partnership for Excellence: Activating Equity in the Central Coast // Activando la Equidad en la Costa Central


Partnership for Excellence: Activating Equity in the Central Coast Live virtual event Wednesday, October 19, 2022 9:00 am - 12:30 pm PDT Generously sponsored by The Foundation Roundtable for more than 25 years, the annual Partnership for Excellence (PFE) convenes hundreds of Santa Barbara County nonprofit organizations and foundations to learn, network, and collaborate together. […]

Domestic Violence Solutions 14th Annual Luncheon

Cabrillo Pavilion 1118 E. Cabrillo Blvd., Santa Barbara, CA

In honor of Domestic Violence Action Month, please join Domestic Violence Solutions for our 14th annual luncheon. We will be hosting high-profile guest speaker Justin Baldoni - a world-renowned actor, activist, and author. Our annual luncheon provides the community with an opportunity to learn more about Domestic Violence Solutions while enjoying food, conversation, and also […]


Activist Brown Bag Lunch


Want to meet and share with fellow organizers and activists advocating for a just and humane community? Interested in discussing current issues and campaigns centered around justice in Santa Barbara County? JOIN US at The Fund for Santa Barbara’s monthly Activist Brown Bag Lunches, an open and informal space for advocates, organizers, and neighbors to […]

Harvest of Hope

Imagine Park at our Cathedral Oaks Campus 4501 Cathedral Oaks Rd., Santa Barbara, CA

The gala will raise funds to support our programs and services helping us to empower individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities throughout Santa Barbara County. We will honor two of our amazing supporters, Bruce and Peggy Reichard. Bruce and Peggy have been the driving forces behind our new Slingshot / Alpha Art Studio (opening in […]