Give a Little

•Today and tomorrow, Cottage Hospital in Goleta will offer up some serious book bargains as part of its two-day book fair. All proceeds benefit the Goleta Valley Hospital Auxiliary. Thursday, September 6, and Friday, September 7, from 8 a.m.-3 p.m. at 351 South Patterson Avenue, Goleta.

•Head on over to the Chamber of Commerce Building (924 Anacapa St.) this Thursday, September 6, for a scrumptious lunch at the Annual Celebrity Weenie Roast. From 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., the Ambassador Council of the Santa Barbara Region Chamber will host this all-ages event to benefit Transition House. Food, drinks, raffle and auction prizes will be available, and Santa Barbara celebs will be out in full force. Admission is $10. Visit for details.

•Carpinteria Education Foundation (CEF) knows how to raise money in style. This year, its annual Carp-a-Cabana Benefit will feature live music, salsa dancing, catered grub, and a mojito bar. Tickets are $40 in advance and $50 at the door, with proceeds benefiting CEF’s Grants for Educators program. Saturday, September 8, 4-7 p.m. at Bega US (1000 Bega Wy., Carpinteria). Call 722-5909 for tickets.

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