Nature Days for Children: 9:15-11:30 a.m. today, Thursday, 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 232-3113.
Sunset Moonrise Herb Walk: 5:30-5:45 p.m. July 15; meet at park-and-ride lot in downtown Ojai and carpool to trailhead, returning to lot by 9 p.m. Ojai Valley. Leader is Ojai herbalist Lanny Kaufer. Identify local edible and medicinal plants and experience setting of sun as full moon rises. $20 adults, $15 seniors 62 and older, $10 students 13-17. To register and for directions, call 646-6281 or go to www.herbwalks.com.
Watch and Clock Collectors Meeting: 11 a.m. workshop, noon meeting, 1 p.m. program. July 21. Ventura College, Student Campus Center, 4667 Telegraph Road, Ventura. “Thomas Tompion and his Clocks.” Speaker is Ken McWilliams. Also: mart and display of watches and clocks. Presented by Ventura and Santa Barbara County Chapter of the National Association of Watch and Clock Collectors. $5 admission; $5 optional lunch. www.nawcc-ch190.com.
Museum Marketplace: 8 a.m.-3 p.m. July 27. Carpinteria Valley Museum of History, 956 Maple Ave., Carpinteria. Seventy-five 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.
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.
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.
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.
Wildflower Report: The Los Padres National Forest issues wildflower reports for Figueroa Mountain about every two weeks at www.fs.usda.gov/lpnf.
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.
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. 682-4711 orwww.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 969-9990 or go to www.lotusland.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.
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.