Community Events

Do you have a special event, fundraiser, or community activity you would like our readers to know about? Whether it’s a one-time event or an monthly or weekly happening, we want to help you get the word out.  Email 50 words or less to by the second Wednesday of the month.  Be sure to include, in this order, the name of the event, location, time, a short description and contact information.

All events are subject to change.  Please contact the event or club sponsor to find out details about the organization/event and meeting times.


The Friends of the Santa Maria Public Library’s 12 Annual Painted Chair Raffle—April1-14–Santa Maria Town Center Mall.  Features book-themed items decorated by local artists.  Proceeds help the Friends support reading in our community and the Santa Maria Public Library.

Theodore Roosevelt’s Wild America, will be presented by Orcutt Community Theater for two performances only, Friday April 7 and Saturday April 8, 8 PM, at KDA Studios, 3558 Skyway Drive, Orcutt.  This special one-man performance, centers on Roosevelt’s remarkable adventures in the great outdoors. Tickets are $20.  More info: 805-268-2993.

FREE One Day Health Clinic. Sunday April 23, 2023 8am to 4pm. First Come, First served. Services include: Footcare, vision screening, physical therapy, massage, haircut, lifestyle counseling, healthy cooking, blood glucose, stroke screening, free literature on healthy living. Register in person. Santa Maria Seventh-Day Adventist Church, 1775 S. Thornburg St.


50+ CLUB Meeting/Luncheon at Giavanni’s Pizza,1108 E. Clark Ave. at 11:30AM on the second Thursday of the month, purchase our own lunch, meet & share ideas and support local charities. New members welcome. Pam Cosma 805-896-6045.

AA (or Alcoholics Anonymous).  If you want to drink, that’s your business. If you want to stop, that’s ours. Meetings Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, 6:30PM Orcutt Presbyterian Church.General information and other meeting times and places, 925-3782.

ADULT CHILDREN OF ALCOHOLICS AND DISFUNCTIONAL FAMILIES ( meets on Thur, Fri, Sat, and Sun.  Contact Kim at (805) 714-6908.

AGAPE School of Christion Education now enrolling K-12 sliding scale (805) 614-9292.

ALL AMERICA CITY QUILT GUILD meets at Gloria Dei Lutheran Church, 4380 Orcutt Rd. on the second Wednesday of each month at 6:30 pm except March and July. Info: or 805.448.6276.

ALTRUSA OF THE CENTRAL COAST meets at 6PM on the 2nd and 4th Mondays of the month. Altrusa is an international non-profit organization of men and women that strives to make our local communities better through leadership, partnership and service.  For more information and meeting location call our president at 805 478-9243 or go to our website:

ALL YOU CAN EAT BREAKFAST at The OASIS Center, 420 Soares Ave, Old Orcutt on the second Saturday of each month, 7:45-10am.  Adult members: $7.00, Non-members: $8.00, Children under 10: $5.00.

AMERICAN LEGION POST 534 is now open to all members Thursday 3-9, Friday 3-10PM, Saturday noon-8PM, Sunday noon-6PM, Monday 3-8PM, Closed Tuesday and Wednesdays. 

ANGELS FOSTER CARE is looking for families in Santa Maria and Orcutt who want to make a difference in the life of a local foster baby or toddler. There are approximately 350 children in foster care in Santa Barbara County. About 40% of those children are under the age of six and roughly 75% live in and around Santa Maria.  We want to ensure there is a stable family ready for every infant and toddler who needs a home. To learn more about becoming an Angels Foster Care parent, please visit or call 805-884-0012.

BEADING at The OASIS Center, 420 Soares Ave, Old Orcutt on the 2nd and 4th Thursdays each month, 9:00-12:00pm.

BENT AXLE CAR CLUB is welcoming new members! Do you have a pre-1973 American-made car and would like to socialize with us (cruising, eating and having fun)? We also put on a car show the 3rd weekend of July. Ann McKindley 805-714-6111

BSA Troop 87 in Orcutt.  Enjoy outdoors camping, hiking, fishing, snow & water sports, etc.  Scouting provides an opportunity to try new things, build self-confidence, provide service to others, and reinforce ethical standards that improve relationships, family lives, and values.

BSA Orcutt Scout Troop 91–Inviting interested families and children ages 10-17.  Intrigued about the natural world?  Like to learn about camping, hiking, backpacking? Build self-esteem, make new friends and learn leadership skills?  Meetings are every Tuesday 7pm at The Hut, in Pioneer Park.  Contact Scoutmaster Jim at or 805-698-8665.

BILINGUAL WORSHIP SERVICES at Christian Life Church every Sunday at 1PM, Oasis Senior Center located at 420 Soares Ave., Old Town Orcutt, CA. 93455. Pastor Sam & Sylvia Orozco, 719-660-9789. Looking forward to meeting you!

CAMPING LOVE OF ADVENTURE is a nonprofit single adult camping club.  We meet the second week of each month on Wednesday. Information: Elaine 805-937-5357

CENTRAL COAST BEACH BOARDWALKERS WALKING CLUB. Call Club President Ty Fredriks at 805-714-1552 for information. 

CENTRAL COAST CONJURERS, local Magicians Club, looking for those interested in learning magic. Contact Tom Becker, send text message to (805) 720-1164.  We meet one evening a month. 

CENTRAL COAST CHORDSMEN invite those who would like to sing or would like to learn to participate with them.  Call 937-7960 for information.

CENTRAL COAST CORVETTE CLUB open to Corvette Owners and Enthusiasts. meetings at 7PM on the first Thursday of the month @ Home Motors, showroom lobby at 1313 E. Main St., Santa Maria. Info: call Mike @ 805-934-3948 or Mike @805-709-6221

CENTRAL COAST COMPUTER CLUB meets at OASIS Center Main Hall, 420 Soares Ave., on the third Tuesday of the month at 6PM with Q&A workshop session, coffee and cookies. Main program presentation begins at 7PM. Information: Mark Green 602-326-6828.

CENTRAL COAST CRUISE NIGHTS invites all car collectors to join us on the 4th Saturday of the month. We meet at the Golden Donut in Orcutt, depart at 6pm, and drive into Old Orcutt. Afterwards, grab a bite to eat and support our local businesses.

CENTRAL COAST SAMS RV GROUP meets the 3rd Tuesday of each month for a 3 day "campout". We enjoy planned tours, good food and fellowship at local campgrounds within 100 miles of the Central Coast.  We welcome new members. Contact Faye Cardoza 805-481-1047.

CENTRAL COAST SUDOKU CLUB – Ready to take your SUDOKU solving skills to the next level? Monthly “step-by-step” solutions to “Tough” puzzles in a “Skype” game format.  Email BobG at for more information.  For examples, search YouTube for SUbingDOKU.

COASTAL VALLEYS MARINE CORPS LEAGUE 1340 monthly meeting on the fourth Tuesday of the month held at Veteran's Memorial Bldg at 313 W Tunnell in Santa Maria at 7PM.

COASTAL VOICES is looking for singers to join us! Rehearsals are held Mondays, 6:30PM, at St. Andrew United Methodist Church, 3945 S. Bradley Rd., Santa Maria. All participants must be fully vaccinated against COVID. A love of singing and the willingness to work hard and learn beautiful music is the only requirement. Check our website at Singers can contact us at or call 937-5827 for additional information.

CRESTWOOD CHRISTIAN FELLOWSHIP (Non-Denominational) 1265 W. McCoy Lane, Ste A, Santa Maria, CA  93455, 925-7500. An All Volunteer Church concentrating on teaching the word of God and using our resources to help the poor in love thru service. Come find out what it is like to "Do Church Differently."

CRIBBAGE ANYONE?  The Santa Maria Chibbage Club is looking for new members. We meet every Saturday@IHOP@2PM. We play 9 games against different opponents.  If you love cribbage, please join us. Contact: Debbie @ (805)598-1867

CUB SCOUT PACK 91 welcomes boys and girls, grades K-5 to join us.  Scouting teaches children about their community, citizenship, service to others, and outdoor adventure.  To learn more about us visit or call us at 253-CUBS. DEMOCRATIC CLUB OF SM VALLEY meets every 3rd Thursday at IHOP, 202 Nicholson Ave, Santa Maria. Social at 6:00 PM, guest speakers at 7:00. Business meeting for members follows. Call 805-349-2708 or visit for more information.

EVANGELISTIC SERVICE 105 S. Broadway, Santa Maria, CA 93455 (Old Orcutt), Sundays at 6:30PM, Worship with us.Pastor Jesse Pinheiro (805)937-6536.

EXCITING BIBLE STUDY at Revival Tabernacle, 105 S. Broadway, Santa Maria, CA 93455 (Old Orcutt) Wednesdays at 7PM Join us as we explore God’s word. Pastor Jesse Pinheiro

FAMILY FUN NIGHT 6-8PM. Last Friday of the month @ Unity Church, 1165 Stubblefield, Orcutt.Bring games and food to share.  (805) 937-3025. 

FOUR-PARK BARBERSHOP HARMONY FOR WOMEN who love to sing. For additional information, call 805-736-7572. We love to sing for special occasions. Rehearsals on Thursday nights, 6:45PM, Lutheran Church of Our Savior, 4725 S. Bradley Rd.

GROWING GROUNDS FARM STAND open Thursdays from 12-6PM.  Come and enjoy fresh vegetables, flowers and plants.  Located on the corner of Foster Rd and California.  For more information call 934-2182.

GUIDE DOGS FOR THE BLIND PUPPER RAISERS. Raise a puppy and change someone’s life. Meets one Monday a month.  For location and more information contact Jack Brey at 805-937-7773 or Jack brey

HEARTHSTONE EDUCATORS Christian support group for home educators. Meeting for those considering homeschooling on the second Thursday of each month at 7PM.  Call Cheryl Kliewer for more information (937-7099)

HEALING GRIEF CLASS an 8 week support class for the newly bereaved held 5 times a year (Tues 10AM-Noon at Marian Residence) and a Grief Recovery Support Group every Tues. 3-4:30PM at Marian West, 505 E. Plaza Drive in Santa Maria. Info on either group: Marian Hospice at 739-3830

INTERESTED in attending in-depth healing groups? Led by Pastor and Holy Spirit. Celebrated in members’ homes. Info: Pastor Victor at (805) 878-1033 or Carl Buck at (805) 478-6198

INVESTMENT GROUP at The OASIS Center, 420 Soares Ave, Old Orcutt on the 1st and 3rd Mondays each month, 9:30-10:30pm.  Educational group, no fees.

JOIN THE CUB SCOUTS.  Pack 93 of Orcutt Camping, hiking, lots of outdoor activities. Family oriented pack. Siblings are invited! Join the fun of the most exciting Cub Scout pack around. Contact Cubmaster Paul Rodarte at 478-3538 or for more information check out Pack 93's website:

JOIN US FOR THE EPIC: A JOURNEY THROUGH CHURCH HISTORY in Room 2-Parish Community Center, Monday evening, 7:30-9PM.  For more information contact Trent Benedetti, 922-4881, or Steve Stanley, 937 1353,

LIFE IN FOCUS, 105 S. Broadway, Santa Maria, CA 93455 (Old Orcutt),Every Wednesday from 6-7PM. An evidence-based free program helping to rebuild our communities one person at a time. Changing lives. One family at a time. Julie Fernandez (805)704-2646

Want to learn more about Magic? Join the local Magicians Club, Central Coast Conjurers. Contact Tom Becker, send text message to (805) 720-1164.  We meet one evening a month. 

MOMS CLUB OF ORCUTT is a chapter of the MOMS Club International and is dedicated to supporting moms who are looking for exciting and fun things to do with their small children. Find us on Facebook at MOMS Club of Orcutt or email

NEWCOMERS CLUB - Santa Maria Valley women’s group meets monthly for lunch, coffee, special events and to have fun. Join us! Call Barbara Chappell 614-6800.

ORCUTT AREA ADVISORY GROUP. Mid-State Bank and Trust, 1110 East Clark Avenue on the fourth Monday of each month at 7:30PM. Guests are always welcome.  Info: 937-1861

ORCUTT CHRISTIAN CHURCH offers a FREE class on the Fundamentals of the Christian faith on the 2nd and 4th Mondays from 2-3PM, 204 Patterson Rd.

ORCUTT DONUT DERELICTS is an informal car club that meets every Sunday, rain or shine, in the parking lot outside the Golden Donut from 8-10AM.  Everyone is welcome.  

ORCUTT LIONS CLUB meets the 1st and 3rd Wednesdays of the month at the Orcutt Lions Club, 126 South Broadway at Clark Ave., in old Orcutt.   Doors open at 6:30PM for socializing, the meeting starts at 7PM.  Meetings are open to the public.

ORCUTT SCOUT TROOP 91 Invites interested families and children ages 10-17.  Intrigued about the natural world?  Like to learn about camping, hiking, backpacking? Build self-esteem, make new friends and learn leadership skills?  Meetings are every Tuesday 7pm at The Hut, in Pioneer Park.  Contact Scoutmaster Jim at or 805-698-8665.

PATHWAY FAMILY SERVICES is a faith based foster family agency that places children in certified homes and offers support to those who want to become foster parents. We offer free training and monetary compensation for qualified families. For more information call (805)-739-1111.

PATH POINT, a non-profit organization that has provided services for individuals with disabilities and disadvantages since 1964, is currently seeking donations of vinyl or leather chairs and/or couches for the day program. Contact Gail @ 934-3537 ex. 110 for questions or donations.

PATHWAY FAMILY SERVICES seeks families willing to open their homes to foster growth, love and stability within the life of a foster child. Pathway is a non-profit agency will a full team of social work staff, who provide support in home to our resource parents 24/7 and is looking to expand countywide. In-home training, assistance with the certification process are included in the process. To learn more, call 805-739-1111 or go to

PUGS IN THE PARK, meet every second Sunday of the month, 2-4PM, Orcutt Community Small Dog Park, 5800 S. Bradley Rd., Orcutt, CA.

ROTARY CLUB of SANTA MARIA-SOUTH, Santa Maria Inn 801 S. Broadway (Kent Room), Meetings held on the 1st three Mondays of each month from 6-7:30PM. New members welcome! Join us for dinner and discover what our Rotary Club is all about. "Service above Self"  Contact Joe Gruba :

RPEA (Retired Public Employees’ Association) invites anyone who is a public employee to come to a meeting the 3rd Tuesday of the month at noon, Santa Maria Terrace, 1405 E Main St.  Come see what you can do to help save your retirement and other benefits RPEA has to offer.

SANTA MARIA COIN CLUB holds its monthly meeting at the Elwin Mussell Senior Center located at 510 East Park Ave. Santa Maria at 7 PM every third Wednesday of the month.  Coin Collectors of all ages and casino chip collectors are all invited.  We have a very active numismatic group which makes this a family meeting.  Bring coins for free appraisals.  937-3158

SANTA MARIA FAMILY HISTORY CENTER offers FREE services to help everyone find their ancestors. OPEN TO THE PUBLIC Tuesday - Thursday 10AM-2PM, and 6:30-8:30PM Tuesday and Wednesday evenings. 805 928-4722. Trained volunteers can help you access billions of records and premium websites such as, Fold3,, and others, all for FREE. Location is 908 Sierra Madre Avenue, Santa Maria, inside the southwest entrance of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. The LDS Church owns the largest collection of genealogical records in the world and never charges for its service in helping others to connect with their ancestors.

SANTA MARIA FLYERS AIRCRAFT DISPLAY DAY at Santa Maria Airport on the second weened of each month, both Saturday and Sunday from 10 to 2.  Hangar doors open to display aircraft and enjoy community with SMX pilots and their authorized guests.

SANTA MARIA INCLUSIVE LEARNERS (SMILe) is a fee-free inclusive homeschooling group that meets every Monday from 10-11:30AM in Santa Maria for academic enrichment, social interaction and fun. All home and alternative learners welcome. Call 934-9857 for location. Past activities have included: "Fun with Math" Club; Sign Language; Game Days; French. We are currently planting seeds for a book club, science club, backyard farm. Join us, and see what we grow.

SANTA MARIA MENS CLUB: A great way to spend a couple of hours with a great bunch of guys.  For more details, call 937-1499 or 937-0355

SANTA MARIA MODEL A CLUB meets monthly on the second Thursday of the month, 6:30PM, at the Elwin Mussell Center.  Visitors and guests are welcome.  Info: Jay McCord 805-598-8133

SANTA MARIA VALLEY GENEALOGICAL SOCIETY meets every 3rd Thursday from 2:15 pm to 4:00 pm except Jun, Jul, Aug & Dec. Visitors welcome. Contact for program and location info.

SANTA MARIA VALLEY REPUBLICANS has a HOT Topic - bring your own brown bag -Luncheon at the Republican HQ Office, 104 E. Boone St. Suite E, 2nd Monday of each month at noon. Bring some good grub and a willingness to talk political issues. Phone 345-5943.

SANTA MARIA WOMEN’S NETWORK meets the first Wednesday of every month from 11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. at the Santa Maria County Club, 505 West Waller Lane, Santa Maria.  Please email or check out our webpage at for more information.

SENIOR SOFTBALL: boys and girls over 50 who like to play softball, Monday & Thursday mornings at Hagerman Softball Complex.  A player pays $1 each day to help purchase new balls and sponsor a picnic once a month.

SPECIAL NEEDS NETWORK meets the second Tuesday of the month at 12 noon at A Street Cafe, 2445 A Street Santa Maria.  For more information, call 805-264-2434

STAR OF BETHLEHEM LUTHERAN CHURCH welcomes all to attend Bible study every Thursday @10AM.4465 S. Blosser Rd., 805 937-0339 Sunday School, 105 S. Broadway, Santa Maria, CA 93455 (Old Orcutt), Sundays at 10AM, Worship with us. Pastor Jesse Pinheiro (805)937-6536

TEMPLE BETH EL, a reformed congregation invites those of the Jewish faith to attend our services every Friday night at 7:30 pm. The  Temple  is at 1501 East Alvin Ave., Santa Maria.

TRI CITY COUND CHORUS/SWEET ADELINES INTERNATIONAL invites women who like to sing to come join the chorus 6:45PM Thursdays at Lutheran Church of Our Savior 4725

WOMEN’S EXERCISE CLASS Cornerstone Church (Family Center) Mon/Wed/Fri  10-11AM. FREE. Bring mat. All Levels. 1026 E. Sierra Madre (next to Hancock College) Office: (805) 922-1919