Fiesta Weekend Arts and Crafts Show: 10 a.m.-6 p.m. today and 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday. Cabrillo Boulevard. Artists display original paintings, photography, sculpture, jewelry and crafts. Free admission. 805-897-1982 or www.sbaacs.com.
Summer Blooms: 4-6 p.m. Santa Barbara Botanic Garden, 1212 Mission Canyon Road. Walking tour with garden horticulturist Bruce Reed to see what plants thrive and bloom in summer heat. Wear comfortable shoes and bring hat and water. $30 general, $20 members.
805-682-4726 or www.sbbg.org.
Painting the Natives: Noon-3 p.m. Fridays-Aug. 30. Santa Barbara Botanic Garden, Arroyo Room, 1212 Mission Canyon Road. Introductory course on watercolor basics will teach how to capture structure and beauty of native wildflowers. Instructor is Deborah Dal Zuffo. All levels welcome. Materials provided for first day of class. $95 general, $75 members. To register, call 805-682-4726 or go to www.sbbg.org.
Summer Sips: 4-6 p.m. Aug. 10. Santa Barbara Botanic Garden, 1212 Mission Canyon Road. “What Wines and Lichens Have in Common.” Speaker is Rikke Naesborg, Tucker Lichenologist at the garden. Event begins with wine tasting and appetizers. $35 general, $25 members. 805-682-4726 or www.sbbg.org.
Nature Days for Children:
9:15-11:30 a.m. Aug. 13 or Aug. 15. Ventura Botanical Gardens, 567 Poli St., behind Ventura City Hall, Ventura. Sensory nature hike, art activity, special dig. Open to kids ages 7-11 or grades 1-5. Snack provided. Child will leave with drawing or collage and succulent painting. $10. To register, call 805-232-3113.
Sunset Moonrise Herb Walk: 6-9 p.m. Aug. 14. Ojai Valley. Native plant educator Lanny Kaufer will lead walk up to vista point. Following walk is optional visit to Ojai Valley Brewery at Azu Restaurant to sample native plant-infused beers. Carpool available. $20 adults; $15 seniors 62 and older; $15 students 13-17; free to kids 5-12, one per adult, by arrangement. To register and for more details, call 805-797-2072 or go to www.herbwalks.com.
National Honeybee Day & Honey Tasting: Noon-3 p.m. Aug. 17. Flying Goat Tasting Room, 1520 E. Chestnut Court, Lompoc. Lompoc Valley Beekeepers Association will have an observation hive and offer tips on backyard beekeeping, sustainable gardening and what you can do to save bees. Complimentary honey tasting. www.lvbka.org.
Butterflies Alive! Exhibit:
10 a.m.-5 p.m. daily through Sept. 2. Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History, 2559 Puesta del Sol Road. Stroll through a flurry of 1,000 butterflies in a garden pavilion. Free with museum admission: $15 adults; $12 seniors (65 and older); $12 teens; $9 children (2-12); and free to kids under 2. 805-682-4711 or www.sbnature.org.
Lotusland Tours: 10 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. Wednesdays-Saturdays through mid-November. Lotusland in Montecito (address provided upon reservation). Docent-guided tours. Reservations required. $50 adults, $25 youth 3-17, free to children 2 and younger. For reservations, call 805-969-9990 or go to www.lotusland.org.