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After 19 years, Santa Barbara Bowl Executive Director and founding member of the S.B. Bowl Foundation Sam Scranton has announced he’ll be retiring to pursue other interests. Scranton began his career at the Bowl in 1979 and was an integral part of the venue’s $23 million renovation.

FOR THE KIDS

The Santa Barbara Chamber Orchestra is offering free concerts tickets to children 10-18 and their parents/guardians throughout their current season. Performances take place at the Lobero Theatre (33 E. Canon Perdido St.) through May 2010. For details, call 966-2441 or visit sbco.org.

GET THE NACK

This Wednesday, November 4, at 6 p.m., longtime Santa Barbara artist Brad Nack will launch his first-ever 100% Reindeer Art Show Tour at Paul Cumes Fine Art (131 E. Anapamu St.). The 25-city tour will find Nack traveling across the U.S. with his signature acrylic reindeer paintings. For info, visit bradnack.com.

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