Thu., Feb. 9 UCSB Lecture Series: Sheila Watt-Cloutier, chair of
the Inuit Circumpolar Conference, discusses Inuit perspectives on
climate change and human rights. 5:30pm. Buchanan Hall, room 1910,
UCSB. Call 893-8726.

SBCC Lecture Series: Features Philippe Larrieu, Consul General
of France in L.A. 7:30-9:30pm. Room 14, Tannahill Auditorium,
Schott Center. Call 687-0812.

Fri., Feb. 10 Movies for Peace: Veterans for Peace and others
show Monster at Our Door, on avian flu. 7:30pm. 6647 El Colegio,
I.V. Call 968-1965.

Indigenous Wisdom: Dr. Malidoma Somé, author and shaman,
discusses Cultivating Ritual in Our Everyday Life. 7-9pm. Music
Academy of the West, 1070 Fairway Rd. Visit

Sat. Feb. 11 Inspirations from Nature: Open house for
Smithsonian exhibition hosted by the Forest Service, with local
artists, interpretative walks, and more. Noon-4pm. S.B. Ranger
District Office, Los Padres National Forest. Visit

Wed., Feb. 15 League of Women Voters: Presents How Is Homeland
Security Working at Home? 12:15-2pm. 1136 E. Montecito St. Call

Westmont Downtown Conversation: Local historians discuss
Patriotism in America and the Importance of Compromise. 5:30pm.
University Club, 1332 Santa Barbara St. Call 565-6051.

Thu., Feb. 16 Science Lite Lecture: Tanya Atwater, UCSB Prof. of
Geology, discusses climate changes and other Ice Age phenomena.
First Presbyterian Church, 21 Constance Ave. Call 893-4388.

Wise Investments: Inaugural meeting of the S.B. Chapter of angel
investor group Keiretsu. 8am-noon. Austin Val Verde estate,
Montecito. Email

Ongoing Essay Contest: All S.B. County high school students are
invited to submit an essay on “What are the U.N.’s major
accomplishments in the past 10 years?” by April 15. Cash prizes.
Visit for details.


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