Thu., Mar. 15

Solo Walk-a-Thon: P.E. teacher Matt Johnson paces McKinley Elementary for 24 hours to raise $5,000 for the program. Contribute checks and moral support at 350 Loma Alta Dr. any time.

Fri., Mar. 16

Law Talk: The Santa Barbara Foundation for Women Lawyers is holding its annual reception. 5:30-8pm. Q’s Billiard Club at 409 State Street. Email

Tamale Night: La Cumbre Junior High is hosting a tamale night with movies, posole potluck and salsa contest. 6-9pm. 2255 Modoc Road. Call 252-7547 or email

Action Movies: Activists screen politically oriented documentaries The Power of Nightmares and The New Patriots. 7:30pm. Friendship Manor at 6647 El Colegio Road in Isla Vista. Call 968-0771.

Sat., Mar. 17

Hang Out: The Twelve35 Teen Center celebrates its grand opening with an all-day open house. 1235 Chapala Street. Call 882-1235.

Critical Mass: UCSB students and Isla Vista residents are riding bikes to downtown Santa Barbara in support of alternative transportation methods to automobiles. 9am. Assemble at Pardall Tunnel. Email

Peace March: Santa Barbara residents protesting the Iraq War will be marching to the Sunken Gardens at the courthouse. 11:30am. Assemble at Vera Cruz Park. Call 968-8481.

Violence Memorial: The Coalition Against Gun Violence is holding a luncheon that will include speakers and a ceremony during which attendees can ring a bell in memory of lost loved ones. 11:30am. Hotel Mar Monte at 1111 E. Cabrillo Blvd. Call 984-8434. Please RSVP.

Light a Candle: Veterans for Peace are holding a ceremony at Arlington West near Stearns Wharf commemorating the four-year anniversary of the start of the Iraq War. At sunset. Call 968-8481.

Wed., Mar. 21

Charter Chat: The Santa Barbara School Board holds a public hearing on the petition for a charter high school. 7pm. 720 Santa Barbara Street. Call 963-4338.


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