Indoors and out, Santa Barbara is buzzing with activities this weekend, including all-Mozart concerts, an orchid show, exhibits about birds and bees (separately, not figuratively) and a popular holiday market.
Name that tune
Mozart’s most recognizable music must be Eine Kleine Nachtmusik (“a little serenade”). Light and happy, this ditty has been heard in lots of movies, and not just serious ones. How about “Batman,” “Ace Ventura: Pet Detective,” “Alien” and “There’s Something About Mary …”?
It’s also heard at Santa Barbara Symphony concerts on Saturday at 8 p.m. and Sunday at 3 p.m. at the Granada Theatre, led by guest conductor Matthias Bamert of the London Mozart Players. The program begins with winds performing the Gran Partita, then strings in the aforementioned Eine You-Know-What, and concludes with them all together in Symphony No. 25, written when Wolfgang was just 17. Tickets start at $26 for this Mozart fest (898-9386, www.thesymphony.org).
Each year in December, families and friends gather for Light Up a Life in Goleta, Santa Barbara and Carpinteria for a ceremony celebrating the life and the joy of remembrance of our loved ones.
At this time, a memorial tree is illuminated with hundreds of sparkling lights and stars, each symbolizing a tribute to a loved one. This year marks the 30th anniversary of Light Up a Life in Santa Barbara and the 20th anniversary in Carpinteria.
Light Up a Life, and other ceremonies like it, are international hospice memorial events that began over 30 years ago and are celebrated around the world.
Stars will be available at each ceremony for a suggested donation of $15 or more for those wishing to personalize a star and hang it on the tree. All proceeds benefit Hospice of Santa Barbara.
Stars are now available at the following locations:
» Anna’s Bakery in Camino Real Marketplace
» Lovebird Boutique & Jewelry Bar (7 E. De la Guerra, next door to Casa De La Guerra)
» Curious Cup Bookstore (929 Linden Ave., Carpinteria)
» Peebee & Jay’s (1007 Casitas Pass Road, Carpinteria)
» Montecito Bank & Trust (1023 Casitas Pass Road, Carpinteria)
» Hospice of Santa Barbara office (2050 Alameda Padre Serra, Suite 100), online by clicking here or by calling 805.563.8820
Light Up a Life Dates and Locations
» Saturday, Dec. 7, 5:30 p.m. — Camino Real Marketplace, Goleta
» Sunday, Dec. 8, 5:30 p.m. — Casa de la Guerra, Santa Barbara
» Saturday, Dec. 14, 5:30 p.m. — The Seal Fountain at Linden Plaza, Carpinteria
Hospice of Santa Barbara “volunteers” its free professional counseling and care management services to more than 700 children and adults every month who are experiencing the impact of a life-threatening illness, or grieving the death of a loved one. Hospice of Santa Barbara is also present on 11 local middle and high school campuses to work with children and teens who are grieving the loss of a loved one.
For more information about Hospice of Santa Barbara, including volunteer opportunities, call 805.563.8820 or click here.
— Flannery Hill is a publicist representing Hospice of Santa Barbara.
SANTA BARBARA, CA, November 21, 2013— Santa Barbara Neighborhood Clinics (SBNC) is pleased to announce the permanent leadership of Trula Ann Breuninger, MPH, MBA, as CEO. Breuninger’s extensive experience as a leader of community health, as well as an operations management and planning professional consultant, makes her ideally suited to lead the organization. She has previously served as CEO for four
community healthcare organizations across the southwest including the San Diego American Indian Health Center and most recently, the Southern Indian Health Council, Inc., in Alpine, Calif.
As a consultant, Breuninger has performed the full spectrum of guidance to clients including operations management, strategic planning, feasibility and marketing analysis, and has helped to reduce costs and improve profitability. Her clients have included state and local governments, tribal governments, nonprofits, governing boards, universities, research institutions and integrated healthcare organizations.
“I am honored to lead SBNC and work with the Board of Directors and our dedicated Staff as Chief Executive Officer,” said Breuninger. “Our commitment to provide quality care and better the lives of our patients remains stronger than ever and I look forward to continuing our mission to bring the critical health care services SBNC provides the Santa Barbara community every day.”
Breuninger received her MBA from the W.P.CareySchool of Business at ArizonaStateUniversity and an MPH degree from the School of Public Health at the University of California, Berkeley. She received a Bachelor of Science degree in Nutrition from BrighamYoungUniversity.
Santa Barbara Neighborhood Clinics The mission of Santa Barbara Neighborhood Clinics is to provide high quality, comprehensive, affordable healthcare to all people, regardless of their ability to pay, in an environment that fosters respect, compassion and
dignity. For more information please go to www.sbclinics.org.
Attendees mingle at a past networking event hosted by Women in Technology International and Women’s Economic Ventures to learn more about each other’s businesses. (Women’s Economic Ventures photo)
Women in Technology International and Women’s Economic Ventureswill host a synergistic holiday event from 6 to 9 p.m. next Tuesday, Dec. 3, at Cox Enterprises Santa Barbara, 22 S. Fairview Ave. in Goleta.
Guests can enjoy fantastic food, vivacious vendors from WEV’s women-owned businesses and an opportunity to network with like-minded individuals.
Guests will have the opportunity to peruse wares from various WEV client businesses perfect for the holiday season! WEV client businesses featured at the event include Amy DiGregorio Jewelry, Kama Sutra Closet and Lingeria, C’est Cheese, Isabella Gourmet Foods, Burnish Imports, Carlyle Salon, Earl’s Gone Wild and Love Bites Raw Confections.
The event is sponsored by Cox.
— Candice Tang Nyholt is a publicist for Women’s Economic Ventures.
Adams Elementary School students try out some of the instruments on hand Tuesday during a visit from the Santa Barbara Symphony’s Music Van. (Santa Barbara Symphony photo)
The Santa Barbara Symphony Education Programs, which serve more than 4,500 local students each year, have begun “Music Van” visits to local primary schools. The Music Van, staffed by volunteers and filled with dozens of orchestral instruments, is a mobile workshop giving kids their first exposure to the classical music art form.
Designed to be the starting point for the complete music education curriculum offered by the Santa Barbara Symphony, the Music Van introduces students to instrument families and allows them to see, touch and try various instruments in what is always a noisy and energetic assembly for the kids. Many of the kids, having discovered an instrument they enjoy, go on to participate in the symphony’s continuum of regional musical education programs.
The symphony’s “Music Education Suite” builds skills and creates opportunities for local youth in third to twelfth grade through Concerts for Young People, String Workshop, Junior Strings and the Youth Symphony.
Click here for more information.
— Kelly Kapaun is a publicist representing the Santa Barbara Symphony.