Thu., Aug. 17 Fund for Santa Barbara: Hosts a free grant-writing workshop for the fall 2006 grant-making cycle that recently started. Fund for S.B. supports organizations working for social, economic, environmental, and political change in S.B. Noon-1:30pm. Faulkner Gallery. Call 962‑9164 or visit fundforsantabarbara.org.
St. Francis: Planning Commission meets regarding the demolition of the St. Francis Medical Center. 1pm. City Hall.
Fri., Aug. 18 Cuba and Oil: The documentary The Power of Community: How Cuba Survived Peak Oil explores how Cuba survived the loss of Soviet oil in 1990 and examines the possible future of Cuba, post Fidel Castro. The film will be accompanied by a presentation by Cuba expert Rachel Bruhnke. 7:00pm. Karpeles Manuscript Museum, 21 W. Anapamu St. Email Tanya Cole at email@example.com or call 646-7129.
Sat., Aug. 19 The Humanist Society: Hosts a debate about whether or not humanists should be overtly critical or respectful of organized religion. 3:00pm. Vista del Monte Patio Rm., 3775 Modoc Road.
Sun., Aug. 20 Arlington West: Veterans for Peace needs volunteers to cover the 8-10am and 4:30-5:30pm shifts at Arlington West. Email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Tue., Aug. 22 Death Penalty Focus: Weekly vigil to abolish the death penalty. 4-5pm. Farmers Market at State and Cota sts. Call 967-7283.
Democratic Service Club: Needs your help with voter registration at the Farmers Market. Call Jim LeVasseur at 284-1575.
Wed., Aug. 23 The Final Days: UCSB Arts & Lectures presents a screening of Sophie Scholl: The Final Days. 7:30pm. UCSB’s Campbell Hall. Visit www.artsandlectures.ucsb.edu.