Fri., Aug. 25

Foster Care:  Orientation class for licensure as a foster or adoptive parent. At the Department of Social Services, 260 N. San Antonio Rd. For full schedule call the foster parent hotline: (866) 899-2649, or contact Anne Rodriguez at 696-8959.

Sat., Aug. 26

AIDS Donation:  Annual AIDS Walk yard sale. 8am-1pm. 955 Garcia Rd., near the S.B. Bowl.

Sun., Aug. 27

Arlington West:  Veterans for Peace needs volunteers to cover the 8-10am and 4:30-5:30pm shifts at Arlington West. Email

Tue., Aug. 29

Death Penalty Focus:  Weekly vigil to abolish the death penalty. 4-5pm. Farmers Market at State and Cota streets. Call 967-7283.

Democratic Service Club:  Needs your help with voter registration at the Farmers Market. Call Jim Le Vasseur at 284-1575.

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. 5:30-7pm. Goleta Valley Community Center, Room 6. Call 962-9164 or visit

Wed., Aug. 30

My Country, My Country:  Documentary focuses on the U.S. occupation of Iraq and its effects on Iraqis. 7:30pm. UCSB’s Campbell Hall. Visit

Thu., Aug. 31

Dems Meet:  The Democratic Central Committee meets at Pea Soup Andersen’s in Buellton. Call 965-8030 for details.

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