Yearly Archives: 2011

ON STAGE: Westmont plans vocal concert

Three Westmont College choirs will perform a free concert at 7p.m. today at Deane Chapel at the campus, 955 La Paz Road. Grey Brothers will direct the Westmont Chamber Singers and Men’s Chorale. Steve Hudson will lead New Sounds. For more information, go to more

Soccer shade

A colorful umbrella provides shade Saturday afternoon for a couple watching the Santa Barbara City College women’ s soccer game held at Westmont College’ s Thorrington Field. more

SCENE WEEKEND, WEEKDAY : Nov. 18-24, 2011

Mak Grgic: Westmont launches its new concert series, “The Rising Stars,” with a performance by this 24-year old world-renown guitarist. Grgic, who will perform great masterpieces for solo guitar and guitar and cello, will be joined by Westmont cello instructor John Sant’Ambrogio, former principal cellist of the St. Louis Symphony. more


Providence Hall to Host Open House Sunday at New Campus

Joyce Luy, director of admissions at Providence Hall and recently retired dean of admissions at Westmont College, will welcome families and prospective students to tour the independent, college preparatory school campus beginning at 2 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 20. more

Cielo Foundation to Perform Mozart by Candlelight Thanksgiving Concert

The Cielo Foundation for Performing Arts will mark a quarter-century of annual concerts honoring 18th-century composer Wolfgang Mozart by serving up its Mozart by Candlelight Thanksgiving Concert at 8 p.m. Friday, Nov. 25 at the historic Trinity Episcopal Church, 1500 State St. in Santa Barbara. … Dr. Michael Shasberger, Adams Chair of Music and Worship at Westmont College, will guest conduct. The guest soloist will be Beseke, and the orchestra’s founder and music director is Christopher Story VI. more

Gearing up for winter : Annual wellness program focuses on homeless

Project Healthy Neighbors, an annual three-day wellness program for Santa Barbara’s homeless, kicked off Monday at Casa Esperanza. The event brings together more than 25 local health and social service agencies, more than 100 volunteers, as well as students from Midland High School and Westmont College, all under the coordination of Ken Williams, a local social worker and homeless advocate. more

Santa Barbara honors its veterans

At the Veterans Day Concert in the United First Methodist Church, there’s no sound other than a trumpet playing taps as hundreds take a moment of silence to remember the American troops that defended their country and never saw home again. The somber mood is broken by inspiring numbers from the Westmont Orchestra and San Marcos High School Chorus such as “An American Salute” and “America the Beautiful.” more

Sam Tevis crowned queen

The football stadium at Santa Ynez Valley Union High School was packed Friday night as the homecoming court promenaded down the red carpet under balloon arches of orange and black. … Blakely Colvin is involved with the cross country, golf and track teams. She started an organization called Cupcakes for Cancer, through which she and her friends and family bake and sell cupcakes to help raise funds for cancer research. She plans to attend Westmont College and work with nonprofit organizations. … Sam Tevis is involved in the Associated Student Body government, the Connect club (inspired by the message of Columbine shooting victim Rachel Scott), and the track team. She plans to attend Westmont College and hopes to serve as a speaker at Hume Lake Christian Camps. more

Remembering the Tea Fire: A Community Reading

S.B. poet laureate Paul Willis and neighbor Gudrun Bortman will host a poetry reading featuring works by at least 17 S.area poets to mark the anniversary of the traumatic 2008 wildfire. more


Early Friday morning, November 4th, Darla went peacefully to be at home with the Lord Jesus. Born January 20, 1970 in Memphis, TN, Darla and her family moved to Santa Barbara from Lenexa, KS when she was seven. Darla attended Santa Barbara Junior High as well as Santa Barbara High School and went on to study at Westmont as well as abroad at the University of Bath, England and the University of Copenhagen, Denmark. more