Citizens Alert

Thu., Apr. 19

Safe Schools: Just Communities holds a training session aimed to educate teachers, school administrators, and high school students about gender and sexuality-related bullying. 8am-4:30pm. Just Communities Conference Rm., 1528 Chapala St. Call 966-2063.

Young Minds: Dr. Bruce Perry leads a talk about what brain research indicates can result from child abuse. 8:45am-4:30pm. Santa Ynez Valley Marriott, 555 McMurray Rd., Buellton. Call 886-0632.

True Blue: Project Clean Water holds its regular meeting. 4pm. Watershed Resource Ctr., Arroyo Burro Beach. Visit

Fri., Apr. 20

Wine and Dine: A fundraiser for Work Training Programs, which aims to help disabled people find work, features food from local chefs and drinks from Monticello Vineyards & Winery and Firestone Walker Brewery. 5:30-8:30pm. Opportunity Shop, 127 W. Canon Perdido St. Call 966-3310 x10.

Sat., Apr. 21

Fun Run: Santa Barbara Running and Santa Barbara Action Pro sponsor a 10-mile run benefiting the Coalition for Sustainable Transportation. 8am. Meet at Ledbetter Beach. Call 899-8802.

Darfur Discussion: Santa Barbara’s chapter of Human Rights Watch offers a lecture on the crisis in Sudan. 9am-1pm. La Casa de Maria Retreat House, 800 El Bosque Rd., Montecito. Call 969-5031.

Nature Hike: The Citizens Planning Association leads a walk through the Arroyo Hondo Preserve. 10am-noon. Meet at Arroyo Hondo Preserve. For directions, call 966-3979.

Sun., Apr. 22

Green Peeps: Celebrate Earth Day at the Global Warming: Change Begins with Learning festival. 10am-5:30pm. Santa Barbara County Courthouse Sunken Gardens, 1100 Anacapa St. Visit

Ride Clean: In honor of Earth Day, the Santa Barbara Metropolitan Transit District offers free bus rides throughout the city. For more information, visit


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