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Child-proofed: Storytime

Gather around the “campfire” as you listen to amazing star stories and find out how the night sky impacted Native-American life. Renowned storyteller Joseph Velasco will tell the tales of the cosmos in a program titled Look Up! Native-American Star Stories.

Give a Little

•The annual RAWA Holiday Handicraft Bazaar takes place this Saturday, December 1, from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. at 435 East Pedregosa Street. Look through unique crafts, jewelry, and carpets, with live music and food. Proceeds will help Revolutionary Association of the Women of Afghanistan.

Boys are back in Town

The 20th annual S.B. Motorcycle Toy Run begins at Santa Claus Lane in Carpinteria at 9 a.m. and ends at Elks Lodge #613 in Goleta. The $25 donation per rider ($20 per passenger) plus a new, unwrapped gift includes a BBQ lunch, music, and a raffle. Call 689-3065

Support for Every Season

With all the stress of finding the perfect gift for that special someone, trying to fit into that outfit for the office party, and an overwhelming social calendar, it’s no secret that the holidays can be a pretty tough time. Luckily, Santa Barbara has networks of free support available on a weekly basis to get you through rough patches, any time of the year.

Sierra Club Hikes

If you’re worried about being able to squeeze into that dress or suit for the office holiday party, but there’s no way you’re giving up an extra helping of Mom’s peach cobbler, fight off those extra pounds this weekend with a heart-pumping hike.

Turkey Day Child’s Play

Need a place to send the relatives and kids while the turkey’s roasting? At the S.B. Zoo (500 Ni±os Dr.) kids can feed giraffes and lorikeets and work up a healthy appetite. Receive $1 off admission if you bring a canned food item for the Zoo Food Drive! Hours today are 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Call 962-5339 for more info.

Child-proofed: Holiday Happenings

For parents who want to hit those Thanksgiving sales but want the kiddies to have some fun on their break from school, check out the crafty all-day distractions provided by Arts Alive! Activities are appropriate for kids ages 5-13. Arts Alive! is located at 1 North Calle Cesar Ch¡vez, Suite 100. $50 per child, per day.

This Week in History

November 22, 1963

President John F. Kennedy is assassinated by Lee Harvey Oswald in Dallas, Texas.

Give a Little

• Garden Court Senior Residence will be holding a Sock Drive for the residents of Casa Esperanza Homeless Shelter during the month of November. Please bring new or gently used and clean socks to Garden Court, located at 1116 De la Vina Street.

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