SB Events August 17-23

By Public Relations on Aug 17, 2020 in Weekly Events in SB

PEP's goal is to help parents come together and form lasting relationships and support systems in our community. While that may look a little different in this COVID life, there are still so many wonderful organizations in town that hold amazing events for parent and babies/kids. We compiled a list of free events and non-profit events that cater to our PEP parent community. We hope you find this helpful! If you know of any other fun family events going on in SB, please add it to the comments!


Happening All Week

  • SB Sea Center- 10:00AM-2:00PM

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    • Museum's outdoor spaces are open from Wed–Sun, 10:00 AM–2:00 PM. Online reservations recommended. Indoor spaces remain closed.
  • Arroyo Hondo: The Land Trust for SB - 10:00AM-1:00PM (M,W) (Free)

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    • Need a safe, open space to explore, recharge, and have a change of scenery? Us too. That’s why the Arroyo Hondo Preserve is now open Mondays and Wednesdays from 10am-1pm with reservations. As always, the preserve is also open every 1st and 3rd weekend of the month from 10am-4pm for free self-guided hiking, reservations required.
  • SB Museum of Natural History - 10:00AM-2:00PM

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    • The Museum’s outdoor spaces are open to the public. Online reservations recommended.
  • SB Zoo - 10:00AM-5:00PM

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    • Online tickets purchased in advance are required for ALL guests, including Santa Barbara Zoo Members (member tickets are free of charge) during this time. To ensure adequate social distancing between guests, attendance is capped each day to limit the total number of guests in the Zoo at one time. No tickets required for children under 2.
  • Botanic Gardens - 10:00AM-5:00PM

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    • The Garden is now open to guests, every day from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Members may arrive early for Members-Only hour 9 a.m. – 10 a.m. every day that the Garden is open. 
  • MOXI at Home Activities- MOXI (Virtual) - Anytime (Free)

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    • We can't wait to welcome you back to MOXI. In the meantime, enjoy these ideas and challenges to make the most of your time at home.

    Monday, August 17th

    Tuesday, August 18th

    • Wiggly Storytime - Goleta Public Library - 10:15AM (Free - Virtual)

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      • These programs use the power of storytelling to convey messages to young children and their families about the importance of taking care of animals and the journeys that pets go on before they are adopted. Curated book lists will bring to life many of the same themes of Strays in terms that are appropriate and accessible for children. Storytime offerings will also include books in Spanish during Bilingual Storytime.
    • Bilingual Storytime - Goleta Public Library - 2:00PM (Free - Virtual)

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      • Bring the whole family to enjoy bilingual stories every Tuesday afternoon! Listen to exciting stories in English and Spanish and enjoy fun songs, rhymes, and art activities. Recommended for children 7 and younger.
        ¡Traiga toda la famila para disfrutar de cuentos bilingües cada martes por la tarde! Escuche historias emocionantes en inglés y español y disfrute de canciones, rimas divertidas, y actividades de arte. Recomendado para niños de 7 años y menor.

      Wednesday, August 19th

      • Free Summer Cinema at the Drive In (Free, Weekly) - SB Westwind Drive In, (Hosted by UCSB Arts & Lecture) - 8:30PM

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        • UCSB Arts & Lectures presents the return of the FREE outdoor summer film series SB Summer Cinema with Game On! Grit, Grace & Glory – Movies Under the Stars in Your Cars, a six-week series of seven family-friendly, feel-good flicks about overcoming the odds, Wednesday evenings from July 15 through Aug. 19 at 8:30 p.m. at the West Wind Drive-In in Santa Barbara. First come, first served: Gates open at 7:30 p.m. Arrive early to enjoy food trucks, concessions and entertainment from your car! A unique pairing of local food trucks will rotate each week, starting with Dave’s Dogs and McConnell’s Ice Cream to kick off the series on July 15 with A League of Their Own. Offerings to follow include Santa Barbara Woodfire Catering, Big Truck Foods, Santa Barbara Food Connection, Mony’s and more, to be announced each week before the film!
      • Art Lessons with Miss Kat - Ventrua County Library - 3:30AM (Free - Virtual)

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        • Join Miss Kat for a drawing demo every Wednesday at 3:30pm! Each week, she will show you how to draw a different children's book character. Bring your favorite drawing tool and a piece of paper. 
      • Wet Wendesday: Explore Intertidal Wonders - SB Museum of Natural History 10:00-2:00 (Weekly)

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        • Meet and learn about the local inhabitants of the intertidal zone: sea stars, sea snails, sea cucumbers, and more. Sea Center interpreters and volunteers are ready to answer your questions about these fascinating invertebrates visiting the Museum’s Nature Nook on the wild side of Mission Creek. Enjoy the Sea Center’s mobile habitat side-by-side with other members of your household and clean your hands before and after touching our tidepool friends.
      • Wiggly Storytime - Solvang Public Library - 10:30AM (Free - Virtual)

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        • Join Solvang Library staff online for songs, stories, and...Mr. Zack's feltboards! 
      • Mother's Circle (Virtual) 3:30-4:30 PM (Free)

        • Contact PEP for details
        • Breastfeeding support with Cottage Hospital Lactation Consultants

      Thursday, August 20th

      • New Parent Group - PEP 10:00-12 (Free - Weekly) Virtual

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        • PEP’s New Parent Discussion Groups are a great place to meet other families with babies the same age, dealing with the same issues, sorting through some of the same challenges, and experiencing the same joys that come along with new parenthood.
      • Things You Otter Know Thursdays - SB Museum of Natural History 10:00AM - 2:00PM (Weekly)

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        • Hear the story of sea otters from Sea Center interpreters and volunteers at the Museum’s Nature Nook on the wild side of Mission Creek. Inspect rare specimens from our collections, including a sea otter pelt and skull. Meet some of the supporting characters in the otter’s food web: Kellet’s Whelks and sea urchins visiting in the Sea Center’s mobile habitat. Feed the urchins kelp with other members of your household.
      • Baby and Toddler Storytime - Goleta Public Library 11:15AM (Free - Weekly)

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        • Calling all Babies and Toddlers! Please join us for our new online Baby & Toddler Time. This program will combine all the fun of “Baby & Me” with lots of fun for Toddlers, too: dancing, songs, a short story and bounces! Ages 0-3 years.

      Friday, August 21st

      • Virtual Music and Movement - SB Public LIbrary 10:30-11:00 (Free - Weekly)

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        • Join us for Virtual Music and Movement!
          An all-singing, all-dancing morning of stories and fun! In this class, children and their caregivers learn how to develop early literacy skills through music, dancing, and creative play. These sessions are designed for children ages 2 - 5, but children of all ages are welcome. Join us via Zoom. Links to access will be mailed to those who register.
      • Freaky Friday - SB Museum of Natural History  10:00 AM - 2:00 PM (Weekly)

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        • Drop in on the Museum’s Nature Nook on the wild side of Mission Creek to see a variety of interesting natural objects that make us say, “ew!” “weird!” and “cool!” Every Friday will be a little different as our docents curate a unique array of bones, bugs, and things in jars to fascinate and stimulate your curiosity.
      • Wiggly Storytime - Buellton Public Library 11:00AM (Free - Weekly)

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        • Join Miss Hilary from the Buellton Library where we will sing, dance and have fun! Best for ages 5 and under.

      Saturday August 22nd

      • Naturally Suprising Saturday - SB Museum of Natural History 10AM - 2:00PM

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        • You never know what our naturalists will surprise you with on Saturday! You might learn from Dr. Chlorophyll about the plants that grow in our neighborhood, learn to identify and appreciate local arachnids with Dylan “Spiderwoman” Otte, investigate the skulls and sounds of whales and dolphins of the Santa Barbara Channel, or discover why geology rocks in Santa Barbara. Whatever the topic is, naturalists are happy to answer your questions and let your curiosity drive the conversation.

      • Blissful Boutiques Makers Market - Paseo 10AM-6:00PM (Weekly in August)

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        • Blissful Boutiques Makers Market will be at Paseo Nuevo every Saturday. We are located in De la Guerra Place. Local artisans and small business owners. This is the best outdoor artisans market Santa Barbara has to offer.

        Sunday, August 23rd

        • Shark Sunday - SB Museum of Natural History 10AM-2:00PM (Weekly in August)

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          • Meet baby sharks and compare the jaws of different species up close. Discuss the truth about sharks in the ecosystem—and how they’re often misrepresented by the media—with Sea Center interpreters and volunteers at the Museum’s Nature Nook on the wild side of Mission Creek. Enjoy the Sea Center’s mobile habitat side-by-side with other members of your household and clean your hands before and after touching our Swell Sharks.