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Party of Five

In an effort to continue Santa Barbara’s annual Cinco de Mayo festivities, event organizers are currently accepting donations from community members and businesses to help fund the 2009 celebration. Interested sponsors can contact the Cinco de Mayo Organization by calling 680-2163 or 967-3146, or by visiting cincodemayosb.com.

Fight the Bomb

Santa Barbara’s Nuclear Age Peace Foundation recently launched their annual Swackhamer Disarmament Video Contest, themed Breakthrough: Putting the Nuclear Genie Back in the Bottle. This go-round, contestants are invited to create short films (two to three minutes in length) addressing President Obama’s stance on nuclear disarmament. Cash prizes will be awarded to the top three videos. For details, visit wagingpeace.org.

Keeping Arts Alive

This Friday, April 17, the Santa Barbara County Arts Commission will hold their annual Arts Symposium at the Cabrillo Arts Pavilion (1118 E Cabrillo Blvd.) from 8:30 a.m.-3 p.m. Community members are invited to attend and discuss issues of funding, sustaining, and expanding the arts throughout the county with advocates, educators, and city and county officials. To register, visit sbartscommission.org.

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