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6/27 - Don't delay ...get your tickets now for the July 8th Opera Cruise aboard the Condor Express ... Features operatic love songs cruising along the beautiful Santa Barbara shoreline on board the Condor Express. A truly romantic evening for you and yours! Our performers will be Baritone, Brian Hotchkin and Soprano, Deborah Bertling with Pianist, Kacey Link. Your $65 boarding pass includes complimentary appetizers and a no host bar. The cruise departs from the Sea Landing dock in Santa Barbara Harbor promptly at 7 PM so please be there by 6:30. Thank you. We look forward to seeing you. ... Presented by: Condor Express - SEA Landing ... Venue: Condor Express- SEA Landing
6/27 - July 4th Fireworks Cruise on the Condor Express ... Enjoy Santa Barbara’s 4th of July fireworks show from the decks of the Condor Express. There’s nothing like the view from the Santa Barbara Channel. It’s the best seat in the house! Cruise includes light appetizers and no host full bar.
Departs from the Sea Landing dock in Santa Barbara Harbor. Next to the boat ramp at the end of the harbor parking lot. *Arrive early to the harbor area as many access streets get closed off by 5pm.*
Cost: $60 adults, $40 children (12 and under). Reservations: Call 805-882-0088 or 1-888-779-4253. ... Presented by: Condor Express - SEA Landing ... Venue: Condor Express - SEA Landing
6/27 - “Sunset Sips” set for Thursday July 20th at the Zoo ... The scenic hilltop at the Santa Barbara Zoo turns into an after-hours Happy Hour during Sunset Sips, set for Thursday, July 20 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Guests, aged 21 and over can drink in the view -- and local wines -- while enjoying a casual twilight gathering that also includes live music, appetizers, giraffe feedings, Zoo Train rides, and more. Couches in a lounge-like setting provide a comfortable place to enjoy the libations and panoramic views of the ocean, mountains, and city. . Enjoy a giraffe feeding, train rides, and hors d’oeuvres. ... Presented by: Santa Barbara Zoological Gardens ... Venue: Santa Barbara Zoological Gardens
6/27 - Save the Date! Free 4th of July Patriotic Concert -- 7/4 ... Don't miss this free Fourth of July concert of inspiring and patriotic American orchestral masterpieces presented by the West Coast Symphony Orchestra under the direction of Christopher Story VI and Dr. Michael Shasberger starting at 5:00 p.m. The early performance will allow plenty of time for the audience to enjoy a post-concert dinner downtown and walk to the fireworks show off Santa Barbara Harbor. ... Presented by: Cielo Foundation for the Performing Arts ... Venue: Santa Barbara Courthouse Sunken Gardens
6/27 - Ayer, Hoy y Mañana -- 7/15 -- Linda Vega celebrates 30 years ... Linda Vega celebrates 30 years of teaching and performing in Santa Barbara with “AYER, HOY Y MAÑANA” (Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow), featuring a sensational cast of guest artists. Maria “La Chacha” Bermudez, from Jerez de la Frontera, along with Timo Nuñez, Manuel Gutierrez, Jose Cortés, Andrés Vadín, Gabriel Osuna and Gerardo Morales will join Vega and her professional company FLAMENCO! Santa Barbara on the stage for an exciting evening of flamenco dance, song and music. ... Presented by: Lobero Theatre ... Venue: Lobero Theatre
6/26 - Save the Date! Shipmates: Exhibition of the Crew -- 6/29 ... Featuring SBMM staff artists:
Stamps: Lasting Impressions of Santa Barbara -- Palette knife paintings by Emily Waingrow Falke, Deputy Director & Curator

Selenity -- Photography
by Lydia Kaestner, Museum Store Manager

Wake & Review -- Fully-formed paintings on canvas paper by Taylor Moon, Museum Store Assistant

A Slice of Time: Neo-Vintage Surfing Posters -- Computer graphics by Dennis Schuett, Marketing Coordinator (Exhibit runs through October, 2017)
... Presented by: Santa Barbara Maritime Museum ... Venue: Santa Barbara Maritime Museum
6/25 - Ribbon Cuttings -- A Great Membership Opportunity ... I have a confession to make.   I have never been a fan of ribbon-cuttings.   However, I changed my mind recently when it occurred to me that a fabulous opportunity is being overlooked by most Chambers.   Think about it.   You gather members of staff, board members and Chamber Ambassadors for a short ceremony and a photo-shoot.   After that, everybody goes about their business.   What a waste!

If you've got a vaguely decent team, then you probably have five to ten people who show up.   Instead of sending them on their way when it's all done, how about having them pop into all the organizations within a block or two of the feted member.

An advantage you have, when you are from the Chamber of Commerce, ...
6/24 - Cetacean sightings were in the stratosphere. ... A mixture of bright sunny areas and a few overcast areas created an excursion with lots of different moods. Cetacean sightings were in the stratosphere. 7 blue whales, 13 humpback whales and 2,500 long-beaked common dolphins were closely watched. The seas were calm until we got to the Santa Cruz Island whale grounds where the breeze was strong and this made lots of whitecaps on the surface.
Just a half-hour after leaving the dock, we were about 3 miles south of The Mesa where we encountered 6 humpback whales swimming among approximately 1,000 dolphins. Great close ups and a few nice tail flukes were seen during this sighting. Captain Dave and his eyes/ears/2nd Captain Eric continued south and about an hour later there were...
6/24 - 5 Keys to Retain Top Talent ... Register now for this FREE online Webinar for members ... presented by HR.com. Mark your calendar now for 07/12/2017 @ 9:00 AM Pacific. Log into your 'Showcase Account' for all the details.  
6/24 - The Foundation of Engagement: Five Strategies to Inspire Disengaged Employees ... Register now for this FREE online Webinar for members ... presented by . Mark your calendar now for 06/28/2017 @ 10:00 AM Pacific. Log into your 'Showcase Account' for all the details.  
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