Monthly Archives: October 2010

Calendar: Theater and Stage

THEATER + STAGE…CHORAL FEST: More than 540 high school students from 14 different schools, including several from Ventura County, will join Westmont College choruses at the annual Fall Choral Festival. more

County golf teams have collectively rough time at divisional qualifier

Five Santa Barbara County girls golf teams qualified for Wednesday’s CIF-Southern Section Northern Team Divisional at par-72 Soule Park Golf Course in Ojai. However, none made it into the top four to move on to the section finals. more

LOCAL ROUNDUP : Westmont opens tourney with win


High School Volleyball

It sounds like the Dos Pueblos High girls are cheering for Utah when they break their huddle during a volleyball match, but actually they are shouting, “UTAW!” more

Acclaimed poet to visit at George Fox

This November, the George Fox University English Department will host poet Paul Willis for a talk on campus. The author has written multiple books of poetry and nonfiction collection of essays entitled “Bright Shoots of Everlastingness: Essays on Faith and the American Wild,” published in 2005…Willis, a former Corvallis native, is an English professor at Westmont College and lives in Santa Barbara, Calif. more

Pirates stay hot in volleyball and tennis

Santa Ynez kept up its unblemished record in the Los Padres League, as the Pirates (16-6 overall) swept host Lompoc 25-7, 25-11, 25-10 in girls volleyball action Tuesday night. more

New Additions to Alliance Wealth Strategies!

Wayne Cassriel has been assisting clients with prudent financial management for over 20 years. His most recent experience was implementing and maintaining portfolios for high net worth clients with Mission Wealth Management. He brings a breadth of knowledge and has consulted on a wide variety of client issues to the benefit of Alliance Wealth Strategies clients. more

Santa Barbara College Fair Scheduled for Nov. 3: The free event will include representatives from more than 80 campuses

Local students looking for the right college or university to attend need to go no farther than the Earl Warren Showgrounds on Nov. 3 to talk to representatives from more than 80 universities and career technical schools, including campuses of the University of California and California State University. The annual Santa Barbara College Fair will be held from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. next Wednesday at the showgrounds, 3400 Calle Real in Santa Barbara. The event is free and open to the community.  Sponsors include SBCCWestmont CollegeUCSB and the Scholarship Foundation of Santa Barbara. more

Gift to Create Institute for Christianity, Culture at Westmont: Patty and Eff Martin also pledge to fund a Center for Spiritual Formation

Trustee Patty Martin and her husband, Eff, have made a significant pledge to Westmont College establish the Martin Family Institute for Christianity and Culture and the Dallas Willard Center for Spiritual Formation. President Gayle Beebe announced the gift Oct. 25 at the college’s Board of Trustees meeting. “The purpose of the Willard Center is preparing a new generation of Christian leaders to articulate the philosophical, theological and biblical rationale for developing an interactive relationship with Christ,” Martin said. “We hope the center will help create an undergraduate major and minor in Philosophy, Psychology and Spiritual Formation.” more

The Servant of Two Masters at Westmont College: Commedia dell’arte Commences New Theater Season

In Mitchell Thomas’s new production of The Servant of Two Masters, the action begins outside where dramaturge and green show director Jessie Drake sets a half-dozen or more small circus-style acts going, much to the delight and loud acclaim of a mostly student crowd. At the box office window, spinning Halloween noisemakers are issued along with the programs, and the tickets are actually metallic gold masks, many of which get worn immediately and throughout the show by the enthusiastic crowd. It’s all part of the festivities, a perfect late-harvest spectacle with roots in the medieval celebration of the seasons. A full moon completes the scene outdoors while the performers slowly gather inside, awaiting their slapstick cue to begin the craziness. more