2/9-2/11: S.B. Bucket Brigade Volunteer to help neighbors, friends, and strangers clear out mud and debris. Be aware that Public Health says poison oak oils can be present in the muck as well as mold spores. Visit the website to sign up or request help. 9am-3pm. Meet at Lower Manning Park, 449 San Ysidro Rd., Montecito. santabarbarabucketbrigade.org
2/10-2/11: Habitat for Humanity Another all-volunteer mud-raking group starts with an orientation and clothing check as volunteers are required to wear sturdy, closed-toed shoes, long sleeves, and long pants, with same warnings as above. Shovels, wheelbarrows, and work gloves are requested. Ages 16+. 8:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Saturday meets at Montecito Covenant Church, 671 Cold Spring Rd. Sunday meets at Montecito YMCA, 591 Santa Rosa Ln. sbhabitat.org/disaster-response/
2/10: Free Tetanus Vaccine Clinic In collaboration with Direct Relief, the S.B. Neighborhood Clinics will offer a tetanus vaccine to residents and volunteers involved in the cleanup efforts and from Habitat for Humanity. If it’s been 10 years since your last vaccine, you can still get one, and if you are uncertain of the date of your last vaccine, a doctor will be on-site to answer any questions. 8am. Montecito Covenant Church, 571 Cold Spring Rd., Montecito. Free.
2/10: Saving Memories from Mud The S.B. Public Library and UCSB Library invite those impacted by the January debris flow to have professional conservator Christina Romanowski Bean assess and recommend resources for preserving photos, documents, and books (no objects, please), and recommend treatment plans and make referrals to additional resources and specialists. If an item is still wet, place it into two plastic bags and freeze it immediately to prevent mold. Remove items from the freezer (but keep them in their bags) to defrost the night before the assessment, and then bring them with you in a Tupperware or waterproof carrier bag. 10am-4pm. Montecito Library, 1469 E. Valley Rd., Montecito. Free. Email firstname.lastname@example.org to schedule an appointment.
2/10: Makers’ Market Fundraiser Area artisans affected by the recent disasters will sell their wares in a welcoming space, sharing their diverse talents in hopes of recovering some of the losses of the last two months. Direct Relief will match the funds raised dollar for dollar. There will be food specials, beer and wine, and music by Doublewide Kings. 11am-3pm. S.B. Wine Collective, 131 Anacapa St., Ste. C. Free. Call (805) 456-2700. santabarbarawinecollective.com
2/10: Coast Village Road Cash Mob A cash mob is a group of people who assemble to make purchases at local businesses. The purpose is to support both the local businesses and the overall community. The group will start in the Montecito Bank & Trust and Sotheby’s parking lot to raffle off dozens of $50 gift cards and then will work its way down to the end of Coast Village Road, shopping at businesses along the way. Once the shopping is done, enjoy a meal with friends and family. 2:30-6pm. 1106 Coast Village Rd., Montecito. Free. tinyurl.com/CoastVillageCashMob
2/11: Sutthithepa Family Memorial The community is invited to gather with family and friends to honor the Sutthithepa family, who were devastated by the mudslide: Pinit (“Oom”), Richard (“Loring”), 6-year-old Peerawat (“Pasta”), and 2-year-old Lydia. Pinit’s surviving wife, Yuphawan (“Aw”), and his mother, Banphoem (“Perm”), will be there. 4pm. S.B. Zoo, 500 Niños Dr. Free.
Editor’s Note: The Sutthithepa event originally appeared as a February 12 event; it was corrected on February 11.
2/15: Berkeley “Augie” Johnson Hero Berkeley “Augie” Johnson, who was personally impacted by the recent mudslides and helped in the rescue of his 2-year-old neighbor, will sign copies of his debut novel, The Divinity Protocol, about a grieving father and the limits he pushes to change humanity’s future after the murder of his daughter at the hands of jihadists. Sixty percent of the night’s book sales will go toward the S.B. Foundation to help victims of the mudslides. 7pm. Chaucer’s Books, 3321 State St. Free. Call (805) 682-6787. chaucersbooks.com
2/16: An Evening with Chris Hillman and Herb Pedersen with John Jorgenson Chris Hillman is touring in support of his new record, Bidin’ My Time, along with longtime musical partner Herb Pedersen, the album’s executive producer; multi-instrumentalist John Jorgenson, a Desert Rose Band alum; and upright bass player Mark Fain, who also plays on the new record. All proceeds will go toward those affected by the Thomas Fire via Direct Relief and Help California. 8pm. Lobero Theatre, 33 E. Canon Perdido St. $45. Call (805) 963-0761. lobero.org
2/17: Opening Reception: Hell or High Water This show will feature original works by the area’s established painters. Stay after the reception for a Songwriter’s Concert in The Round featuring Kate Graves and Bill Lanphar with Friends. Fifty percent of sales will go to four families, victims of the Thomas fire and the Montecito mudslides. Reception: 3-7pm: concert; 7:15-9:30pm. Palm Loft Gallery, 410 Palm Ave., Loft A-1, Carpinteria. Free. Call (805) 684-9700.
2/18: Community Benefit This evening of restoration will benefit Unity Shoppe’s Thomas Fire and Montecito Mudslide Disaster Relief Efforts by bringing family and friends together for a time of community and gathering that will include free children’s activities, messages of gratitude for our first responders, a meet and greet with community organizations, and more. The event will culminate in a silent yoga session under the lighted tree canopy in De la Guerra Place (make reservation online). Meet and greet: 4-6pm; yoga: 6-7pm. Paseo Nuevo, 651 Paseo Nuevo. Minimum donation for adults: $25; children ages 12 and under: $15. tinyurl.com/PaseoNuevoBenefit
2/24: Facing the Future Together Five featured artists, along with many more, will come together to create a wall of faces on recycled objects for a silent auction, with 100 percent of the proceeds going to United Way S.B.’s Thomas Fire and Flood Fund for S.B. and Ventura counties. Bidding starts February 17. 5-7pm. Whimsy Antiques, 962 Linden Ave., Carpinteria. Free. Call 252-0491.
2/24: Celebrate Montecito’s Upper Village Businesses are open and ready to welcome shoppers following the devastating Thomas Fire and subsequent mudflow. Enjoy boutique shopping, complimentary food tastings, live music, and face painting and craft activities for the kids. Most businesses will be offering discounts and donating to area nonprofits to support the mudslide relief. Face painting and a station for writing thank-you cards for firefighters and rescue workers will be in the grassy area in front of Tecolote Book Shop (1470 E. Valley Rd., Ste. 52, Montecito) from 2 to 4 p.m., and live music and a deejay will begin at 3:30 p.m. in various locations. 2-6pm. Free. Click here for more information.
2/25: One805 Kick Ash Bash One805 will treat first responders and guests to a day of complimentary alcoholic beverages, soft drinks, and food, with family activities such as a Sea Center touch tank, search & rescue dogs, Duncan the Dinosaur, Smokey the Bear, and a visit with some of the cast of Disney’s Andi Mack. There will be exhibits by area response agencies and live performances by Alan Parsons & Friends, Catherine McPhee, Dishwalla, Kenny Loggins, Richard Marx, Wilson Phillips, and more, with Dennis Miller serving as master of ceremonies. Those 21 years and older can stay for the After Bash Party, which will feature performances by Robby Krieger, Macy Gray, and Iration, with music from deejays and complimentary food and drink. All funds raised will be directed to the S.B. Firefighters Alliance, which will distribute them to all first-responder organizations. Bash: noon-10pm, $250 (tickets go on sale Feb. 17); After Bash Party: 7-10pm, $100, ages 21+. Bella Vista Ranch & Polo Club, 2800 Via Real, Summerland. tinyurl.com/one805KickAsh
2/27: #805Strong Benefit This show will have performances by S.B.’s Pete Muller Band, area singer/songwriters Haddon Cord and David Segall, and Doublewide Kings, playing their original rock and Americana with some deep-cut covers. All proceeds will go toward the S.B. Bucket Brigade. 6:30-10:30pm. SOhO Restaurant & Music Club, 1221 State St. $25-$50. Call 962-7776. sohosb.com
3/18: Jack Johnson & Friends Jack Johnson is gathering some of his talented friends to perform at this benefit concert for the community where 100 percent of the net proceeds will go toward the United Way Thomas Fire and Flood Fund as well as to area nonprofits working on relief and recovery efforts in S.B. and Ventura counties. 6pm. S.B. Bowl, 1122 N. Milpas St. $70-$204.50. Call (805) 962-7411. sbbowl.com
ONGOING: Coffin Brothers Montecito Relief Fundraiser Surfers Conner and Parker Coffin will be raffling off some of their favorite sponsored products in packages that include Oakley Latch sunglasses, a Nixon Comp watch, a World Surf League jersey, Futures AM1 TechFlex fins, a Rip Curl backpack, signature Coffin surfboards, and more, with 100 percent of the proceeds going toward the families of two firefighters who lost their homes in the flood. Raffle tickets are $5 each and are available through February 28. go.rallyup.com/8c740c
ONGOING: Clothing Discount at Blackbird Boutique Deb Medina, an S.B. native and owner of Blackbird Boutique, will offer a 60 percent discount off any of the clothing in her chic women’s clothing boutique, with a few items that will be free. 7070 Hollister Ave., Goleta. Call (805) 837-8712. tinyurl.com/BlackbirdBoutique
ONGOING: Santa Barbara Culinary Arts Cookbook Fundraiser All proceeds through March from the sales of the cookbook Santa Barbara Culinary Arts: A Taste of Santa Barbara’s Culinary Bounty edited and designed by Tama Takahashi with photographs by Linda Blue, will go toward the S.B. Support Network, whose mission it is to support the immediate needs of families impacted by the Thomas Fire and mudslides. facebook.com/SBCookbooks
ONGOING: Trauma and Grief Therapy A number of agencies and individual therapists are offering free sessions in the aftermath of the fire and mudslide. All details are in the document below.