Thu., Dec. 14 Brazil Discussion: Lecture and
slideshow on the agriculture of the Brazilian drylands presented by
permaculture teacher Marsha Hanzi. 7-9pm. Santa Barbara City
College, East Campus, Room A-162. Suggested donation of $5. Call
962-2571 for more.
Fri., Dec. 15 Holiday Party: The Pacific Pride
Foundation hosts its annual holiday party. Bring a holiday dessert
to share. 6-9pm. Trinity Episcopal Church, 1500 State St. Call
963-3636, x 101 for more.
Sun., Dec. 17 Kid’s Health Day: Event provides
services to disabled children, including free eye exams and
glasses; diabetes screening; free medical insurance sign-up;
nutritional advice and a free, nutritious lunch; and a showcase for
neighborhood clinics, among other things. 9am-3pm. The event will
be held on Quinientos St., next to the Santa Barbara Eyeglass
Factory; the street will be closed to traffic. Call Rick at
705-3398 for more.
Tue., Dec. 19 Environment Benefit: Twenty
percent of all sales at the Organic Loft clothing store will be
donated to the Environmental Defense Center. 6-9pm. 32½ E.
Micheltorena St. Call 963-1622, x 103 for more.
Ongoing: Nonprofit Counseling: The Family
Therapy Institute offers low-cost counseling for families, couples,
and individuals who can’t pay full fees and do not have insurance
to cover the expense. 23 W. Mission St. Cost is $30-$60 per hour.
Call 569-2272 x 115.
Donations: Forty-year Santa Barbara resident
Dorothy Robinson was burned in an apartment fire on Dec. 3.
Robinson — a longtime fixture of the Solstice Parade and member of
the Greater Hope Baptist Church — has been transferred to USC
Medical Center for surgery. Family members are asking the community
to keep her in their prayers and are accepting donations to help
defray medical costs. Donations can be sent to the Dorothy Robinson
Fund at any branch of Santa Barbara Bank & Trust.