Tues, Dec 10, 9am-5pm, $50, trip departs from Solvang Vets Hall
Experience the ground floor rooms of the Casa Grande (Big House). The tour will travel through the Assembly Room, the Refectory, the Morning Room, Billiard Room and Theater, all decorated for the holidays. In this tour, you’ll hear stories of Mr. Hearst, his many guests and the art collection it contains. This tour is recommended for participants who can handle stairs and heavy walking. Register here
Holiday Extravaganza at the Great American Melodrama
Thurs, Dec 12, 5:15-10:30pm, $50, trip departs from Solvang Vets Hall
See Scrooge find his Christmas spirit in a heart-warming tale of holiday magic, laugh until your sides ache at the zany characters in a fractured fairy tale opera, and celebrate the music of the season in the Holiday Vaudeville Revue. This trip has been cancelled due to low enrollment.
Christmas Lights and Sights
Tues, Dec 17, 6-7:15 or 7:30-8:45pm $13/pp
Join us for the Christmas light tour through the Santa Ynez Valley. See the many houses that get into the Christmas spirit! Christmas music and hot chocolate are sure to be served. No Grinches allowed! Trip departs from the Vets Hall parking lot. Register here
The Getty Center with Special Focus on "Manet and the Modern Beauty"
Tues, Jan 7, 8am-6pm, $40, meet at Solvang Vets Hall
Spend a day enjoying the vast Getty collection with a special focus on the works of Impressionist master Edouard Manet. This highly acclaimed exhibition is the first-ever to explore the last years of Manet's short life and offers new perspectives on his subject matter and career. A museum representative will offer a guided tour of the Manet exhibit. Hosted by the Elverhoj Museum. Register here
Real World Work Out
Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays at Noon, $10/workout, meet at Hans Christian Andersen Park.
No gym. No membership. No gimmicks. Just you and nature. Get a great workout outside using nature's playground as your gym and motivator. Run trails, climb hills, lift rocks, perform calisthenics and more. Workout to last approximately 60 minutes. You be both exhausted and exhilarated.
*Times may fluctuate, please call 805-688-7529 if "dropping in"
Indulge in the fun of a classic American dance! Lindy hop is just as playful as it is invigorating. Join Hannah Rasby for lessons at the Solvang Vets Hall on Wednesday nights. Every week will focus on different set of moves or techniques. Each lesson will also include a basic step, so beginners are always welcome to drop in. No partner required. Register
7:10 - Beginners/low impact, $5/class
8:00 - Intermediate, $5/class
Valley Dog Training with Instructor Sarah Houchens
Teach your dog how to behave in the human world using positive reinforcement training techniques. Your pup will learn basic obedience; sit, down, stay, come, leave it and how to walk on a leash without pulling. A group class creates the perfect environment for learning how to listen in distracting environments, as well as proper socialization, including polite greetings and play. Class also includes learning how to problem solve behaviors such as barking, jumping and mouthing. Register
Sun Oct 6-Nov 17 (no class 11/3) at Sunny Fields
1-2pm: Puppy (12 weeks-6 months), $199
2:30-3:30pm: Beginner (6 months+), $199
4-5pm: Advanced (must have completed prior intermediate class or prior obedience course), $199
Bring to class:
Small soft treats, vaccination records* (DHPP-V, bordetella, and Rabies), and your dog on a flat collar or harness and regular 4-6' long leash (No choke chains, prong collars, or retractable leashes).
*Puppy class- puppies must have at least the first 2 boosters of DHPP-V series. They do not need the rabies vaccine to begin class, but must bring records once the vaccine has been received.
Optional, but recommended:
Treat pouch, a favorite toy, and a towel or dog bed (some activities are done sitting on the ground).
You'll be standing for most of the class. Please wear close-toed, comfortable shoes.