Give a Little

• Volunteers are needed to help be hosts for visitors to the 855 at the Arts Center Gallery, located at 855 Linden Avenue in Carpinteria. Available shifts are three hours (10am-1pm or 1-4pm) Friday through Monday. Please call 684-7789 if you are interested in a fun time at the gallery!

• Docents are needed at the Land Trust for Santa Barbara County’s Arroyo Hondo Preserve on the Gaviota Coast. If you love nature, hiking, and children, join our next docent training class. Trainings will be at the preserve on Mondays from 1-4 p.m., September 8-October 27. Have fun and rewarding experiences with children exploring our pristine creek and canyon. Local experts will present the natural and cultural history of the preserve through discussion and exploration. For information, contact Jane Murray at 684-4405 or

• Every Friday night, the Unitarian Society Church (1535 Santa Barbara St.) hosts Dance Away, a lively variety of music playing in a smoke- and alcohol-free environment, for a nice alternative to the State Street scene. Head down between the hours of 7:30-10:30 p.m. for a great time with new friends! Call 967-5241 for more information.

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