• The ASSE International Student Exchange Program is seeking local host families for high school boys and girls ages 15-18. The international students are chosen based on their academics and desire to learn English and more about American culture. Families can select the student of their choice and are encouraged to be in correspondence before the student arrives. Call (800) 733-2773 if you’re interested being a host family.

• Ready for a challenge? The Santa Barbara County-wide 20-Gallon Challenge might be for you! The Santa Barbara County Water Agency, in partnership with cities and special districts throughout the county, is challenging all community members to pledge to reduce normal water use by 20 gallons a day. Sign up for the challenge and you might win a shower timer to help you reduce your water use. Visit sbwater.org to learn more water conservation tips.

• PUEBLO (People United for Economic Justice Building Leadership Through Organizing) is holding its 4th Annual Dinner and Silent Auction on Sunday, July 20, from 5-9 p.m. at the Santa Barbara Woman’s Club (670 Mission Canyon Rd.). PUEBLO will be honoring Congressmember Lois Capps, Fund for Santa Barbara Executive Director Geoff Green, PUEBLO volunteers, and more. Tickets begin at $35. Please call 882-2484 for details.


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