STARR KING RUMMAGE SALE: Since its formation in 1949, Starr King has followed the “reduce, reuse, and recycle” creed, with its biggest public display being its annual Rummage Sale. For the past 65 years, the “cooperative parent education and early childhood program” has delighted smart shoppers with a treasure trove of clothes, books, furniture, tools, housewares, toys, and more, to poke through until they find the perfect item at the perfect (read: super-affordable) price. The event is a bit different this year, as it is one day instead of two, and it will be at Earl Warren Showgrounds rather than on-site at the Unitarian Society. Don’t miss the shopping extravaganza on Saturday, October 18,, 7 a.m.-6 p.m., at Warren Hall, Earl Warren Showgrounds, 3400 Calle Real. For more info, email or see

FOODBANK HARVEST VOLUNTEERS: Foodbank of Santa Barbara County is looking for produce donors (folks with orchards, farms, or gardens) and volunteers to help harvest said produce, which will then be given to community members in need. “We are so lucky in Santa Barbara County to have such a wide variety of fresh produce growing nearly year-round,” said Niles Brinton, Foodbank’s Backyard Bounty coordinator, in a press release. “Our mission is to make sure that none of this produce goes to waste.” Since the Bounty program began in 2007, more than 500,000 pounds of fresh fruits and veggies have been plucked from area farms and gardens and distributed to people throughout the county. Backyard Bounty Day takes place Saturday, October 25. For more info, contact Niles Brinton at 403-8327 or

PIGGY WANTED FOR WALK-ON PART: Anyone can be a star — even a wee piggy. Dos Pueblos theater director Clark Sayre has put out a call for a micro-porcine for a small role in the high school’s upcoming performance of Alice in Wonderland. If your pet pig fits the bill, email Clark Sayre at


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