LEAD BY EXAMPLE
The Santa Barbara County Arts Commission will present their annual Leadership in the Arts award to arts education advocates and Bill Cirone and Tina Fanucchi this Thursday, December 3. The ceremony will take place at Channing Peake Gallery (105 E. Anapamu St.) as part of First Thursday.
A GOOD LAUGH
It was recently announced that the Chumash Casino will host comedian Larry the Cable Guy for its sixth annual Toys for Tots charity shows on Friday, December 11, at 7 and 9:30 p.m. Proceeds from all ticket sales will benefit Toys for Tots and its ongoing efforts to raise funds for families in need. Call (800) 585-3737 or visit chumashcasino.com for tickets.
OLD DOGS, NEW TRICKS
Osher Lifelong Learning Institute of California State University is bringing college-level courses for mature learners to Santa Barbara County. The program’s first class, The Austin Mystique: Why Jane Rules, kicks off January 11 at the Carpinteria Woman’s Club. For info, call 437-2748 or visit csuci.edu/exed/osher.htm.