••• Save the date: the Montecito Motor Classic is October 10 at the Santa Barbara Polo & Racquet Club.
••• While you have your calendar out: On September 25, Jake & Jones is hosting a Harvest Market across the street from its E. Canon Perdido shop at El Presidio State Park: “We’re expecting over 40 vendors [listed below] from Santa Barbara and neighboring cities selling handmade, sustainable, and vintage fashion, accessories, home goods, and more.” It’s 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., with live music from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m., and masks are required. It would be great to see the Presidio activated like this more often.
••• The Montecito Trails Foundation reports that the U.S. Forest Service has extended the closure of all national forests in California to September 22.
••• Anna Janelle Jewelry is opening a flagship shop in Paseo Nuevo this November. From the about page: “Anna Janelle Jewelry is a semi-fine jewelry brand handcrafted in Santa Barbara, California. We make chic jewelry with a focus on quality and affordability. All of our pieces are 14k yellow gold-filled, which won’t tarnish or fade as you wear it. Each gemstone is natural; hand-picked for quality and radiance (more about our materials here). Our jewelry is made with attention to every detail and examined for perfection before it graces your hand, wrist, neck and ears. We originated in Amsterdam in 2017 and moved to California in 2019.”
••• Sara Needham, a producer of “Fire on the Hill, an award-winning documentary that paints the stories of three Black Cowboys in South Central L.A. and how they each find purpose, hope, and freedom through the cowboy lifestyle,” emailed about a September 24 fundraiser screening, also at the Santa Barbara Polo & Racquet Club. More info is here.
The event will benefit our grassroots screening tour in schools and communities across the nation with the goal to spark pertinent discussions about race perceptions, Black American history, and the power of building community around the equestrian lifestyle. A portion of the proceeds will also benefit Urban Saddles, an inner-city youth equestrian program in South Central L.A. The night will include a movie screening under the stars in the polo club grandstands with food, beverages, and movie-themed snacks. After which, the film’s director will be joined by the cowboys for a discussion about inner-city equestrian culture and an engaging Q&A with the audience.”
••• Congratulations to Tal for correctly identifying the Hitchcock Cinema in last week’s Where in Santa Barbara…?
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