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The Happiest Lecture on Earth

Former Disney character animator and current Montecito resident Blaine Gibson will give a very special guest lecture through the Santa Barbara City College Art Department on Wednesday, September 24, at 4:30 p.m. Gibson, who worked on such classics as Fantasia, The Lady and the Tramp, and 101 Dalmatians will talk to students and attendees about the importance of imagination and passion. For more info, call Jennifer Marsh at 965-0581 x4772 or email

Geek Chic

This Friday, September 19, marks the opening of playwright/actor Larry Shue’s The Nerd at the Ojai Center for the Arts Theater. Jay Wisell plays Willium, a deathly wounded Vietnam soldier whose life is saved by-and then owed to-fellow Patriot Rick (Vincent Ugolini). The nonprofit community ensemble will perform the comedy through October 19. Tickets are $18 general admission and $15 for students, seniors, and Art Center members. For additional info and reservations, call 640-8797 or visit

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