The auction is a great way to buy last-minute gifts for the holidays. Tickets can be pre-ordered by calling the Solstice office at (805) 965-3396, or online by using the Solstice secure PayPal Server:http://www.solsticeparade.com/index.php/solstice/event_details/solstice_winter_white_ball1/
Santa Barbara Young Professionals Club, SBYPC, will have its 17th Annual Holiday Gala starting at 7:30 p.m. Dec. 12 will be at the University Club, 1332 Santa Barbara St.
This year’s theme will be “The Great Gatsby,” the title of the classic 1920s novel, and will mirror this social era of extravagance and fun.
A VIP reception starts at 6:30 p.m. where the Young Professional of the Year along with Charity of the Year will be announced. SBYPC will donate funds to the Charity of the Year. General admission beings at 7:30 p.m. Live music and entertainment, casino games with raffle prizes, a photo booth, dancing, drinks, food by the University Club and desserts from Andersen’s Bakery will be featured.
Tickets for the 17th Annual SBYPC Holiday Gala will be available for pre-sale only online until noon the day of the event. Tickets will not be available at the door. Visit http://sbypc.org/events to purchase tickets. Members’ tickets cost $35 and non-members $55 for general admission.
“We have a fantastic relationship with the University Club and felt its quintessence would capture the luxury and grandeur of our theme,” said SBYPC President JJ Lambert. “This year’s holiday gala is going to be a lot of fun and we look forward to seeing everyone there.”
SBYPC is offering sponsorship opportunities for the gala, which anticipates an attendance of more than 300 young professionals between the ages of 21 and 45.
The SBYPC network reaches approximately 26,000 young professionals on the Central Coast. E-mail email@example.com for more information regarding sponsorship.
Series of Holiday Gift Boutiques Continues Dec. 7
For the sixth year, another Holiday Gift Boutique will take place at the Massage Gallery, 1506 Chapala St., Santa Barbara, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Dec. 7 and feature a raffle donation to help Girls Inc. of Greater Santa Barbara, said organizer and company owner Michelle Silva.
South Coast artists and crafters will display their work. Live music will be performed. Another gift boutique will take place at the same site from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Dec. 14, with free public admission on both Saturdays, Silva said. Raffles will be held each Saturday to benefit Girls Inc. of Greater Santa Barbara, as Silva described on the recent radio program “Community Matters” with host Maria Long and Girls Inc. Executive Director Monica Spear.
The vendors for Saturday include: knitted baby items by Margaret Turner, who will donate proceeds to a veterans charity; Chris Melton, pastry chef and former owner of Mimosa Restaurant and now of Epicuran O, which makes jams, preserves and candies; Photography by Linda Blue; massage gift certificates by Michelle Silva; Vanessa Prince, who markets Nirium skin-care gift baskets; Martine DuPuch; who makes hand-painted silk scarves and wall hangings, beeswax candles from local hives and handmade jewelry; metal work and jewelry by Kevin Loughra; pottery by John and Peggy Koegler; children’s books and crafts from Gentry Zuzunaga; blankets, candles and lighted bottles from Susan Berkowitz; jewelry by the Rev. Carol Leah; Chuck Drew, an artist who makes woodwork; and Carla Harris, who makes calligraphy cards for all occasions.
During the Holiday Gift Boutiques, door prizes will be offered and a raffle will raise funds for the nonprofit Girls Inc. of Greater Santa Barbara, Silva said. The art work and crafts will be displayed outside and inside the Massage Gallery building.
About 16 artists and crafters have displayed their works at previous boutiques, but more are being sought this year because of the addition of the third Saturday, Silva said. Co-sponsors also are being sought this year. For more information, see www.themassagegallery.com.
Solstice Celebration White Winter Ball is Dec. 20
Santa Barbara’s Summer Solstice Celebration will hold its annual “white Winter Ball” at 7:30 p.m. Dec. 20 at the Warren Butler Center, 3744 State St.
The night will feature live music from dance band Area 51 and recorded tunes from DJ Dave MacIntyre, an auction, spin the wheel, tarot and astrology readings, as well as hors d’oeuvres, desserts, one free drink and a no-host bar. White attire is suggested. Tickets are $35 per person and $60 per couple.
Because of final examinations at Westmont next week, a discussion on entrepreneurs’ ideas on how to stem poverty has been again postponed to Tuesday, Dec. 10, from 3:15 to 6:30 p.m. in Hieronymus Lounge in Westmont College’s Kerrwood Hall.