Sat., Mar. 3
Beach Walk: Hike through the Naples Property. Meet in the parking lot near Haskell’s Beach next to the Bacara Resort and Spa. 1pm. Call 683-6631.
Tue., Mar. 6
Reading Group: Join the first discussion of Scott O’Dell’s Island of the Blue Dolphins, the current book pick for the Santa Barbara Reads series. The event includes art projects for children. 6:30pm. Santa Barbara Public Library, 40 E. Anapamu St. Call Chris Gallery at 564-5633.
Worry-Free Advocacy: Eric Gorovitz, director of the Alliance for Justice’s West Coat offices, will speak at a workshop about the role of nonprofits in election activities. 8:30am-4pm. La Casa de Maria Retreat House, 800 El Bosque Rd., Montecito. Call 969-5031.
Wed., Mar. 7
Playing it Safe: Second District Supervisor Janet Wolf and Sheriff Bill Brown will host a community forum on public safety. 7:30-8:30pm. S.B. County Employees’ University, 267 Camino del Remedio. Call 568-2191.
Health Nuts: Learn about the corporatization of the American healthcare system in a town hall meeting. 7-9pm. Faulkner Gallery, Santa Barbara Public Library, 40 E. Anapamu St. Organizers suggest a donation of $5 per person. Call 965-7771.
Charity Case: The United Way of northern Santa Barbara County is looking for volunteers to drive a van to pick up donations for the Santa Maria store and to staff clerk positions inside the store. Training will be provided. Those interested should contact the United Way at 922-9931.