Annual A.C. Postel Rose Garden Pruning: 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Across from Santa Barbara Mission, 2201 Laguna St. Bring garden gloves and pruning shears. Training and refreshments provided. Rain postpones to following Saturday. Presented by Parks and Recreation Department. Free admission. For more information, call Ramiro at 897-1917.
Santa Barbara Audubon Society Talk: 7 p.m. doors open, 7:30 p.m. program. Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History, Farrand Hall, 2559 Puesta del Sol Road. “The Natural History of Acorn Woodpeckers.” Speaker is Thomas Kraft, Ph.D., who has studied the birds. Free. 964-1468 or www.santabarbara audubon.org.
Channel Islands Chapter of the Embroiderers’ Guild of America: 9:30 a.m. United Methodist Church, 291 Anacapa Drive, Camarillo. Bring project to work on and join others who share a love of stitching. Beginners welcome. Free. For more information, email email@example.com.
Museum Marketplace: 8 a.m.-3 p.m. Jan. 26. Carpinteria Valley Museum of History, 956 Maple Ave., Carpinteria. First marketplace of the year. Seventy vendors with bargains on antiques, collectibles, hand-crafted gifts, plants and vintage goods, including jewelry, housewares, furniture, clothing, toys, books and more. Free admission. 684-3112.
Santa Barbara Community Seed Swap: 1:30-4:30 p.m. Jan. 27. Trinity Lutheran Church, 909 N. La Cumbre Road. Share seeds and knowledge with other backyard gardeners, plant lovers, beekeepers, farmers and more. Speakers, children’s activities, food and live music. Bring seeds, plants and cuttings. Rain or shine. Hosted by Santa Barbara Permaculture Network and Trinity Gardens. Free admission. For more information, call Margie at 962-2571 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Conservation Symposium and Award: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Feb. 2. Santa Barbara County Education Office, 4400 Cathedral Oaks Road. Six conservation leaders, including Dr. Gretchen Daily, founder of Natural Capital Project, will present highlights of their work and participate in panel discussion. Dr. Daily, professor of environmental science and director of Center for Conservation Biology at Stanford University, will be presented with 2019 Honorable John C. Pritzlaff Conservation Award. Presented by Santa Barbara Botanic Garden. $70 general, $65 members, $20 students; includes lunch. To register, call 682-4726, ext. 102, or go to www.sbbg.org/symposium.
Mushroom Lecture: 7:30 p.m. Feb. 7. Los Olivos Community Organization hall, 2374 Alamo Pintado Ave., Los Olivos. “The 10 Best, the 10 Worst, and the 10 Ugliest Mushrooms in Southern California.” Speaker is Bob Cummings, who has been teaching about mushrooms in the field and in the classroom for more than 40 years. Presented by Santa Ynez Valley Natural History Society and Los Olivos Library. Free. 693-5683 or www.syvnature.org.
Santa Barbara County Courthouse Tours: 2 p.m. daily; 10:30 a.m. Monday-Fridays. 1100 Anacapa St.; meet in Mural Room. Free. Also: The Clock Gallery is open 11:45 a.m.-1 p.m. Monday, Wednesday and Friday and 1-2 p.m. Saturday. 962-6464.
Fabing-McKay-Spanne House Tours : 9-11 a.m. Mondays and Thursdays. 207 N. L St., Lompoc . The historic house, blacksmith shop, reference room, museum room and carriage house are available for viewing. Hosted by Lompoc Valley Historical Society. Admission by donation. 735-4626 or www.lompochistory.org.
Historic Santa Barbara Walking Tours: 10 a.m.-noon. Saturdays. Meet on steps of City Hall by De la Guerra Plaza. Covers old Santa Barbara architecture and history. Also: 10 a.m.-noon Sundays. Meet at Central Library, 40 E. Anapamu St. Covers post-1925 architecture, landscape design and Santa Barbara history. No baby strollers or dogs. Presented by Architectural Foundation of Santa Barbara. $10 general, free to children ages 3-12 if accompanied by an adult. 965-6307 or www.afsb.org.
Carpinteria Salt Marsh Nature Park Docent Tour: 10 a.m. Saturdays. Park entrance across from Sandyland and Ash avenues in Carpinteria. Docent-led tour provides history of the landmark’s rescue and geology, flora and fauna. Free. 684-4060.
A Crimson Holiday: 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Sunday, 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Monday-Friday until Jan. 31. La Cumbre Plaza, 121 S. Hope Ave., across from Chicos. The 12th annual artisan gift gallery. Free admission. For more information, go towww.acrimsonholiday.com.
Nature Walk: 10-11:30 a.m. Saturdays. Meet at Cachuma Lake Nature Center, State Route 154. Free with $10 park admission per vehicle. 688-4515 or www.cachuma.com.
Santa Barbara Arts and Crafts Show: 10 a.m.-dusk Sundays. Cabrillo Boulevard. Artists display original paintings, photography, sculpture, jewelry and crafts. Free admission. 897-1982 or www.sbaacs.com.