Fri., Mar. 10 Youth Speak Out: Orientation meeting for writers, poets, photographers, and artists — age 14-18 — for youth newspaper. 7pm. Café Siena, 1101 State St. Call 252-3012.
Sat., Mar. 11 Women for Economic Justice: Bilingual conference addresses concerns of women working at or below the poverty line. 9am-5pm. UCSB Corwin Pavilion. Call 893-3778. I.V. Peace Festival: Teach-in on peace activism at I.V. Theater 1 from 1-5:30pm; concert at Anisqovo Park from 6-10pm. Call 965-3443.
Sun., Mar. 12 Cash for the Coast: Naples Coalition fundraising party, with live music, buffet, speakers, and more. 3-7pm. Unitarian Society, 1535 Santa Barbara St. Call 893-3778.
Wed., Mar. 15 League of Women Voters: Presents a community forum on the county split. 12:15-2pm. Franklin Neighborhood Center, 1136 E. Montecito St. Call 965-2422. Journey to Mecca: UCSB Center for Middle East Studies presents the film Le Grand Voyage about generational and cultural clashes. 6 and 8pm. MultiCultural Center Theater. Free. Call 893-4245. Fruit Trees for Schools: Common Vision, a traveling crew of earth educators, provides dinner, drumming, storytelling, and a slideshow. 6:30pm. Goleta Valley Community Center. $10 donation. Call 962-2571.
Thu., Mar. 16 Beer, Wine, and Ecology: UCSB Environmental Studies Associates hosts a celebration to benefit the Tom Rogers Scholarship Fund. 5:30-7pm. Chad’s Restaurant, 625 Chapala St. $35. RSVP 893-4388.
Ongoing Book Drive: Donate children’s books through Mar. 31 for local families in need. Drop-off locations include Chaucer’s Books, Borders, Girls Inc., and UCSB Women’s Center. Call 893-7905. Best Homes and Gardens: Goleta Valley Beautiful seeks nominations by Mar. 31 for the best designed and landscaped properties in 12 categories, including homeowner’s association and open space. Go to goletavalleybeautiful.com.