Christmas Lights and Sights
Tues, Dec 17, 6-7:15 or 7:30-8:45pm $13/pp
Join us for the Christmas light tour through the Santa Ynez Valley. See the many houses that get into the Christmas spirit! Christmas music and hot chocolate are sure to be served. No Grinches allowed! Trip departs from the Vets Hall parking lot. Register here
The Getty Center with Special Focus on "Manet and the Modern Beauty"
Tues, Jan 7, 8am-6pm, $40, meet at Solvang Vets Hall
Spend a day enjoying the vast Getty collection with a special focus on the works of Impressionist master Edouard Manet. This highly acclaimed exhibition is the first-ever to explore the last years of Manet's short life and offers new perspectives on his subject matter and career. A museum representative will offer a guided tour of the Manet exhibit. Hosted by the Elverhoj Museum. Register here
LA Zoo or Autry Museum of the American West
Tues Feb 25, 8:30am-6:30pm, $45 (1 entry), meet at Solvang Vets Hall
2 places in the same vicinity. You pick one (must know at time of registration). Whether it's animals at the zoo or learning about the American West and its art, memorabilia, or cultural materials, the choice is yours! Both located in beautiful Griffith Park. Register here
Museum Row- Your pick: LACMA, Petersen Automotive or La Brea Tar Pits
Wed, March 18, 8am-6:30pm, $25, meet at Solvang Vets Hall
3 great museums all within walking distance! Spend up to 3.5 hours at one, two or three museums- your choice! Transportation only. Participants pay for entrance fee to their choice of museum(s). Register here
Madonna Inn Lunch and Pismo Beach Premium Outlet
Thurs, April 23, 10:45am-4pm, $15, meet at Solvang Vets Hall
Enjoy a delicious meal at the Copper Café then over to the Pismo Outlets for about 1.5 hours of shopping. Register here
Wed April 1, 8:30am-6pm, $65, meet at Vets Hall
Art and culture set amongst 150 acres of breathtaking gardens featuring over 14,000 plants. This trip includes a special walking group of the Japanese gardens. After the tour, free time to explore the many other gardens and art collections. If you have never been, take this opportunity to experience this cultural gem. Hosted by the Wilding Museum of Art and Nature. Register here
Wed May, 20, 9am-6:30pm , $40, meet at Solvang Vets Hall
Experience Southern California's historic gateway to the cosmos! Look through telescopes, explore exhibits, and enjoy iconic views over Los Angeles from atop Mount Hollywood, plus admission to the Samuel Oschin Planetarium for "Centered in the Universe." Hosted by Wilding Museum of Art and Nature. Register here
Real World Work Out
Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays at Noon, $10/workout, meet at Hans Christian Andersen Park.
No gym. No membership. No gimmicks. Just you and nature. Get a great workout outside using nature's playground as your gym and motivator. Run trails, climb hills, lift rocks, perform calisthenics and more. Workout to last approximately 60 minutes. You be both exhausted and exhilarated.
*Times may fluctuate, please call 805-688-7529 if "dropping in"
Indulge in the fun of a classic American dance! Lindy hop is just as playful as it is invigorating. Join Hannah Rasby for lessons at the Solvang Vets Hall on Wednesday nights. Every week will focus on different set of moves or techniques. Each lesson will also include a basic step, so beginners are always welcome to drop in. No partner required. Register
7:10 - Beginners/low impact, $5/class
8:00 - Intermediate, $5/class
Valley Dog Training with Instructor Sarah Houchens
Teach your dog how to behave in the human world using positive reinforcement training techniques. Your pup will learn basic obedience; sit, down, stay, come, leave it and how to walk on a leash without pulling. A group class creates the perfect environment for learning how to listen in distracting environments, as well as proper socialization, including polite greetings and play. Class also includes learning how to problem solve behaviors such as barking, jumping and mouthing.
Sundays, Jan 26-Mar 1, at Solvang Vets Hall
Sundays, March 15-April 25 (no class 4/12), at Solvang Vets Hall
Bring to class:
Small soft treats, vaccination records* (DHPP-V, bordetella, and Rabies), and your dog on a flat collar or harness and regular 4-6' long leash (No choke chains, prong collars, or retractable leashes).
*Puppy class- puppies must have at least the first 2 boosters of DHPP-V series. They do not need the rabies vaccine to begin class, but must bring records once the vaccine has been received.
Optional, but recommended:
Treat pouch, a favorite toy, and a towel or dog bed (some activities are done sitting on the ground).
You'll be standing for most of the class. Please wear close-toed, comfortable shoes.