Of Ponies and Pirates

Pony Up: If you’ve never been to the Santa Barbara Polo & Racquet Club, this Friday’s family-friendly Cinema Night provides a great excuse to check it out. Enjoy the evening’s entertainment—which includes a screening of Guatan, a Spanish documentary, but with English subtitles, about how a polo pony is trained, as well as the feature film The Legend of Zorro—while eating dinner on the polo field under the stars. Bring a blanket or chairs, and something to keep you warm once the marine layer rolls in. Movie food, candy, and soft drinks are included in the price of admission, and the SBPRC clubhouse will have a complete bar open for the grown-ups. Call 684-6683 for info.

A Pirate’s Life for Me: If Captain Jack Sparrow’s antics have your kids pining for all things pirate, the Maritime Museum has the perfect activity planned for this Saturday, August 19 from 1-3 p.m. As part of its Saturday for Kids program, the museum will present Swashbuckling Tales of Adventure this Saturday. Guest storytellers will regale visitors with dramatic portrayals of exploration, discovery, and piracy, and the craft activity that follows will leave any young, landlubbing buccaneer ready to hit the high seas in search of buried treasure. Call 962-8404 x115 for info.

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