Thu., May 10

Obama-rama: Santa Barbarans for Barack Obama meet to discuss how they can support the candidate in the upcoming election. 7pm. Democratic Headquarters, 402 E. Gutierrez St. Email

Women Authors: UCSB honors female staff members who have written books; includes lunch. 11:30am-1pm. Women’s Center Library, UCSB. Call 893-3778.

Golden Years: A discussion on retirement planning aims to improve your later years. 4:30-6pm. Meisel Conference Room, Rehabilitation Institute at Santa Barbara, 2415 De la Vina St. Call 569-8900.

Fri., May 11

Media Mania: News anchor Forrest Sawyer moderates a wide-ranging discussion of news media in the digital era. 8-10pm. Corwin Pavilion, UCSB. Call 893-3961.

Sun., May 13

Standing Women: The women’s group Motherheart asks women to stand in silence for five minutes at a number of gathering points in hopes of recognizing the need for peace this Mother’s Day. Rose Garden, Santa Barbara Mission, 2201 Laguna St.; corner of Anapamu and State sts.; or Sadako Peace Garden, La Casa de Maria Retreat Center, 800 El Bosque Rd., Montecito. Email

In Memoriam: Arlington West organizers ask for help setting up and taking down crosses. 7:30-8am or 3:30pm. Email

Tue., May 15

Clean and Easy: The Santa Barbara Clean Election Working Group meets to discuss how future city elections can run smoothly and more cheaply than past ones.


Crisis Counselors Needed: The Santa Barbara Rape Crisis Center trains people through June 28 to be sexual assault counselors. Santa Barbara Rape Crisis Center, 433 E. Canon Perdido St. Call 963-6832.

Whale Curtain: Artist Peggy Oki invites Santa Barbara residents to help stitch origami whales into a curtain that will be displayed at International Whaling Commission meetings in Anchorage, Alaska.

Call 963-2726.


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