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On-air Community Calendar

The KCBX Community Calendar is a listing of nonprofit organization activities and free educational events in San Luis Obispo, Santa Barbara and South Monterey Counties. Below you will find the texts of the calendar highlights as they were read on-air in the last two weeks. Complete information about the events is available here on the KCBX Public Events page.

To submit your event to the new version of the KCBX Online Public Events Calendar (effective January 1, 2014) go to our Public Events page and click on the "Submit Event" link in the left column. Your event will be reviewed for appropriateness and will be posted to the calendar within three days.

All submissions to the Online Calendar are available to the producer of the KCBX On-air Community Calendar. Each week, a number of items posted on-line are highlighted on-air in our Community Calendar spots. However, because of the production schedule for the on-air calendar, items need to be posted at least two weeks in advance of your event for possible on-air mentions.

If you have questions about the submission process, please call the KCBX offices at 805.549.8855.

You can also access the archive of monthly calendar listings from previous years as an aid in scheduling an event.


KCBX On-air Community Calendar, Week of February 10 - 16, 2014

Steve Ambarian and Steve Hilstein, who performed with The Scarlet Furies, have formed a new group. It's called Stereo Steve.  Hear them Thursday evening at the Shell Cafe in Pismo.

The iconic journalist, author and women's movement activist, Gloria Steinem, is speaking Thursday evening at the Arlington Theater, presented by UCSB'S Arts & Lectures.

The "wearable art" created by local artists on whimsically painted overalls and displayed at the Steynberg Gallery in SLO is now being auctioned off on-line.  Proceeds will benefit the non-profit, Art in Action.

How about sending your sweetheart a singing Valentine?  The Tri City Sound Chorus of Sweet Adelines International will deliver it in the Santa Maria Valley, Lompoc and Vandenberg Village areas.

Create a Valentine.  The Friends of the Los Osos Library's Kids and Family Program invites all to visit the library Friday afternoon for this free creative opportunity.

There's a Valentine's Day concert this Friday at D'Anbino Cellars that features the music of three couples in two groups: one group is Girls & Boys, the other is the newly formed Shadowlands with Bob & Wendy plus Mark Davis and Karoline Hausted. 

There's a concert with soprano Katherine Arthur, clarinetist Caroline Tobin and pianist Louise King on Saturday afternoon at Trinity United Methodist Church.  It's a fundraiser for scholarships for seniors for the San Luis Coastal Adult school.

A showing of the creative work of SLO County teens opens with a reception and awards presentation this Saturday evening.  The two week show is at The Showroom Gallery on Pine Street in Paso.

The SLO International Film Festival's screenings of films shot in the county concludes with a showing of the 1952 classic, "Ruby Gentry," starring Jennifer Jones and Charlton Heston.  It's Saturday evening at the Park Cinema in Paso.

There's a comedy event Saturday evening at the Pavilion on Atascadero Lake.  It features a large number of outstanding comedians from all over hosted by Lizette Mizelle. 

The very popular romantic comedy, "Love Letters," by A.R. Gurney will be performed this Saturday evening.  The fundraiser for the Morro Bay Community Foundation will take place at the city's Veterans Memorial.   

The theme is "Tunes and Noodles" at the Morro Bay Vet's Hall this Sunday evening. The tunes are all Bluegrass, the spaghetti prepared by the Morro Bay Lions Club.  It's to raise funds for the Morro Bay High School Music Boosters.

He's a ukulele wizard who has been widely acclaimed and who has performed for national and international audiences.  His name is Jake Shimabukuro, and he's appearing Sunday evening at the PAC.

Next Monday is film night at the SLO Museum of Art.  There will be a showing of the work of Berenice Abbott, which documented avant-garde Paris in the '20s, and New York's skyscraper transformation in the '30s

The play entitled "Pool '63," that deals with racial strife in Birmingham, Alabama in the early '60s, returns to Cuesta College's Experimental Theater this Thursday, Saturday and Sunday evenings.

The play "The Authentic Life of Billy the Kid," is described as "A Wild West Extravaganza."  It will be performed Friday, Saturday and Sunday evening at the Spot in A.G.

"Some Enchanted Evening: The Songs of Rodgers & Hammerstein" opens this weekend at the SLO Little Theatre, and runs through mid-March.  Performances are on Friday and Saturday evening, and Sunday afternoon.

The Pewter Plough Playhouse's latest offering is a comedy entitled "Miracle on South Division Street," and it opens this weekend and runs through mid-March.  Performances are Friday and Saturday evening and Sunday afternoon.

The musical group Cafe Musique and a large guest star lineup will be having a Valentines concert on Friday evening.  It's at Unity Church on Southwood Drive in SLO.

The children's classic, "Stuart Little," by E. B White has been adapted for the stage by the Dallas Children's Theater.  It'll be performed this Sunday afternoon at UCSB's Campbell Hall.

The Assistance League of SLO County is having a free informational membership reception next Wednesday afternoon.  Learn about joining and volunteering at this event to be held at the Pear Valley Winery near Paso.

Chicago's famed Second City Comedy Company launched the careers of Tiny Fey, Steve Carell and Steven Colbert and many others.  It is coming back to UCSB'S Campbell Hall next Wednesday evening.


KCBX On-air Community Calendar, Week of February 3 - 9, 2014

The Los Osos Library is having another in its series of community reading experiences.  This time the book is Agatha Christie's Pale Horse.  The event is Thursday evening.   All voices are welcome.  No auditions are needed.

The four artist/performers of the group The Bridge Club use planning and plan-making as a dramatic metaphor.  They will be appearing live Thursday evening at the Santa Barbara Museum of Contemporary Art.

The Social Action Committee of Congregation Beth David in SLO is having a program on climate change.  Their theme is: "What Happens in the Arctic Doesn't Stay in the Arctic."  Everyone is invited to the event Thursday evening.

The Venice Baroque Orchestra is devoted to making the instrumental music of Vivaldi fresh and flashy.   It's making its debut in Santa Barbara Thursday evening at UCSB's Campbell Hall.

One of the most celebrated violinists in the world, Joshua Bell, comes to the PAC on Sunday evening.  He will be performing works by Beethoven, Stravinsky and Tartini among others.

Hospice of Santa Barbara is beginning a year-long discussion group based on Stephen Levine's book, A Year to Live.  The Friday morning group will focus on exploring how to live life more carefully, as if it was your last year.

The SLO First Presbyterian Church is having another of its noontime Brown Bag Concerts this Friday.  It will feature a return of The Mudskippers, and coffee and chocolate will be available.

The Women's Information Network is having a two-day Global Women's Summit this Friday and Saturday at the Solvang Vets Hall.  It will involve discussions of women's issues and needs, and methods for change.

The Santa Barbara Strings is having a benefit concert to raise funds for, and promote and sustain, their training and education program.  It's this Friday evening at Hahn Hall at the Music Academy of the West.

The Friends of the Los Osos Library are having a "Mini" book sale this Saturday.  Weather permitting, it will take place in the back corner of the library parking lot.  Sorry: no buck-a-bag sale this time.

The SLO Botanical Garden is having a program on what vintners are doing to sustain the land and environment through water quality, soil conservation and conditions of farm workers.  It's this Saturday afternoon and includes a Garden tour.

Children's story writer Mary Ann Fraser will be giving a class on writing for children at the SLO Museum of Art.  The class on Saturday afternoon is designed to give writers new tools and approaches to crafting tales.

The Vines on the Marycrest vineyard in North SLO County is presenting the singer and piano player Jacob Jeffries, in concert Saturday afternoon.  Described as "the next Billy Joel," Jeffries will be joined by a number of special guests.

Goleta Ballet Theatre is having its annual Gala this Saturday afternoon and evening.  Works by master composers will be performed by the students of the pre-profesisonal training company at the Center Stage Theater.

The Cal Poly Chamber Ensembles will be in concert Saturday evening at the SLO Mission.  "A Night at the Mission" will feature performances by a string quarter, brass choir and many other musical groups.

"My Heart Belongs to Broadway" is the theme of a performance Sunday afternoon of music and song by the quartet Voices in Concert.  It's hosted by Opera SLO at the Dolphin Bay Resort.

The ensembles of the SLO Wind Orchestra will be performing Sunday afternoon at the Community Presbyterian Church of Cambria.  The woodwind quintet, clarinet choir and horn quintet will be playing both traditional and modern music.

Great stories will be performed by talented actors Sunday afternoon and Monday evening at the Center Theater.  It's called "Speaking of Stories," and features work by Woody Allen and P.G. Wodehouse among others.

The Pine Hearts is an alternative bluegrass quartet with a banjo, mandolin, guitar and drums from Olympia, Washington.  Sunday afternoon they're at Sculpterra Winery and  Monday evening at Bon Temps Creole Cafe.

Cedar Lake Contemporary Ballet emphasizes high energy, intense physicality and daring innovation.  The company is making its Santa Barbara debut next Tuesday evening at the Granada Theater.

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