Give a Little

• The Rhythmic Arts Project (TRAP) will sponsor a Day of Art at the Carpinteria Valley Arts Council (CVAC). Children and adults are invited to purchase and peruse works made by numerous artists with disabilities, as well as learn oil painting and enjoy live music. Proceeds from all art sales will benefit TRAP and CVAC. Saturday, August 18. CVAC, 855 Linden Ave., Carpinteria. Call 745-8280 or visit

• Santa Barbara Triathlon runs, bikes, and swims into action at the end of the month. Sponsors are looking for volunteers to help out from Friday, August 24, through Sunday, August 26, with registration, course monitoring, and food and water distribution. No experience is necessary and proceeds from the event benefit the Cancer Center of Santa Barbara. Call Julie Spencer at 682-1634 x11 to sign up.

• The Dream Foundation’s Flower Empower program is looking for volunteers to help distribute hand-made bouquets to patients suffering from severe illness throughout the community. Participants meet every Saturday at Farmers Market to gather floral donations from local growers. Call Rita at 564-2131 for more info.

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