Thu., Feb. 22
Gimme Shelter: The Affordable Housing Task Group will discuss the El Carrillo housing project. Noon. Townley Rm., Santa Barbara Public Library, 40 E. Anapamu St. Email Linda Dunn at firstname.lastname@example.org.
War Media: Former United Nations weapons inspector Scott Ritter and media analyst Jeff Cohen will discuss the role of corporate news in the war on terror. 7:30pm. Victoria Hall Theater, 33 W. Victoria St. Suggested donation $10. Call Jeff Norman at (310) 842-8794.
Green Dream: Sunita Narain, an expert on environmental resources in India, will speak on Eight Percent Growth with Sustainability: Is it Possible? 7pm. UCSB’s Corwin Pavilion. Email email@example.com.
Sat., Feb. 24
Field Trip: Los Padres ForestWatch and the Wildling Art Museum will cosponsor a bus ride from Santa Barbara County to Carrizo Plain National Monument in southeastern San Luis Obispo County. The ride — which picks up in Santa Barbara at 8 a.m. and in Los Olivos at 9 a.m. — costs $60 for ForestWatch or Wildling Art Museum members and $80 for nonmembers. Call 688-1082.
Sporty Forty: Dos Pueblos High School will celebrate 40 years of involvement in athletic competition; the event includes a dinner honoring former track and cross-country coach Gordon McClenathen, who has worked with student athletes for 30 years. 3pm. Track area, Dos Pueblos High School, 7266 Alameda Ave., Goleta. Email David Kuderka at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Mon., Feb. 26
Post Petrol: HopeDance FiLMs will screen Transforming Energy: What Is Our Future After Oil?, which examines the implications of alternative energy sources. 7pm. Faulkner Gallery, Santa Barbara Public Library, 40 E. Anapamu St. Visit hopedance.org or email email@example.com.