Citizen’s Alert

Thu., June 1 Grant the Night Away: The Fund for Santa Barbara holds its spring grant awards party. 5-7pm. Restaurant Nu, 1129 State St. RSVP 962-9164.

Sat., June 3 Get Out the Vote: Volunteers needed for voter outreach. 8:30am-12:30pm. Farmers Market, corner of Santa Barbara and Cota sts. Email

Human Rights Festival: S.B. Amnesty International, RAWA, and UCSB groups present info booths, discussions, and music. RAWA needs volunteers to sell crafts; email Noon-7pm. Alameda Park. Call 569 5815.

The New Okies: The News-Press holds a panel discussion with former migrant laborers. 3-5pm. Planning Commission hearing room, County Administration Building, 105 E. Anapamu St. Call 564-5262.

Sun., June 4 Banana – not County – Split: Coalition Against the County Split hosts an ice cream social and candidates’ fair. 2-4pm. Casa Grande Mobile Home Park, 519 W. Taylor St., Santa Maria. Call 736-1897 or 928-9651.

Caught in the Crossfire: Independent journalists Dahr Jamail and Mark Manning discuss the realities of the Iraq war and show a film about Fallujah. 3pm. Unitarian Society, 1535 Santa Barbara St. Email

Girls Inc.: Presents The Rhythmic Arts Project’s fourth annual benefit. 1-6pm. 5315 Foothill Rd., Carpinteria. Call 684-6364.

Wed., June 7 Jump Start: The nonprofit Small Business Entrepreneurial Center offers a free monthly educational workshop. 6-7pm. Eastside Library, 1100 E. Montecito St. RSVP 962-5722.

Thu., June 8 HopeDance Films: Presents Aaron Russo’s America: From Freedom to Fascism. 7pm. S.B. Library, Faulkner Gallery. Call 968-1965.

Ongoing Happy Trails: Los Padres Forest Association hosts its last working vacation of the season Fri., June 9 –  Sat., June 11. Work on and enjoy some beautiful backcountry areas. Email for details.

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