Who doesn’t like a bargain? And it’s even better when the cash from the purchase goes to help a worthy cause. Well, the Junior League Rummage Sale covers both those criteria. Since 1934, the Junior League of Santa Barbara (JLSB) has hosted this annual shopping event, offering items such as clothing, sporting goods, furniture, housewares, and kid-related goods. Proceeds from the day go toward funding the works of the JLSB, a 90-year-old institution dedicated to “promoting volunteerism, developing the potential of women and improving Santa Barbara through the effective action and leadership of trained volunteers,” according to its mission statement.
This year, the JLSB has added a pre-rummage-sale gala the night before the big event. For $10.50, folks can attend the First Dibs Pre-Sale Party on Friday, November 14, 6-9 p.m. and peruse and purchase the perfect treasure before the crowds come in the following day. There will also be food for sale from Georgia’s Smokehouse, beer and cocktails from a cash bar, music, and games to play (air hockey, cornhole, etc.) The actual Rummage Sale — which is free — takes place Saturday, November 15, 8:30 a.m.-3 p.m., at the Earl Warren Showgrounds, Exhibit Hall, 3400 Calle Real. For more information, call 963-2704 or see jlsantabarbara.org.