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• From now until December 21, Edison customers can exchange old Christmas light strands for more energy-efficient bulbs that lower your electric bill and help save the environment. Check out or call 963-0583 x105 for locations.

Winter FUNderland

The S.B. Museum of Natural History hosts its annual festival featuring all things Christmas and holidays in one place for a glorious winter afternoon. Frosty the Snowman and Santa Claus and his reindeer will be available for photos while you sip hot chocolate and make winter crafts. Make sure to bring your mittens to throw a snowball while you frolic in more than 15 tons of snow!

Farmers Market

The S.B. Farmers Market is one of the tastiest and entertaining ways to help support area farmers and our beautiful environment. These winter hours will be in effect until Daylight Savings Time begins in the spring.

Sugar Plum Party

State Street Ballet’s innovative take on Tchaikovsky’s classic The Nutcracker plays at the Lobero Theatre (33 E. Canon Perdido St.) on Saturday, December 15, at 2 and 7 p.m., and Sunday, December 16, at 2 p.m. After the Sunday matinee, visit with the dancers at the Sugar Plum Party reception. Tickets range from $18-$48. Call 963-0761 for more info

This Week in History

December 13, 2003

Former Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein is captured after nine months on the run.

Give a Little

• On Saturday, December 8, help the U.S. Postal Service in its Annual Food Drive by placing non-perishable items in your mail box for pickup. Suggested items, like rice, beans, peanut butter, pasta, and cereal, will be distributed to those in need in our community.

Eco Film Night

Join the S.B. Permaculture Network in celebrating the life and work of Bill Mollison, who founded the movement that aims to create sustainable agriculture by mimicking the patterns of nature.

Kiddie Art

Kids Draw Architecture is an annual exhibit that matches professional architects with the community’s youth to create inspirational (and adorable) drawings of S.B. landmarks.

Holiday Fun

This month, the Molly Inspires Foundation is bringing the canine St. Nick to Santa Barbara! Kids and pooches can take their picture with Santa Paws for a $15 donation, which benefits the foundation.

This Week in History

December 7, 1941

Japanese planes bomb Pearl Harbor, Hawai’i, drawing the United States into World War II.


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