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.
Water-Wise Garden Maintenance 101: 7-8:30 p.m. Eastside Branch Library, 1102 E. Montecito St. Learn basics of plant establishment, irrigation, pruning, fertilization/mulching and weeding. Class taught by Sweetwater Collaborative and sponsored, in part, by city of Santa Barbara. Suggested donation of $10 per person or $15 per couple to Sweetwater Collaborative. Advance registration encouraged at
Santa Barbara Home & Garden Expo: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. June 8, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. June 9. Earl Warren Showgrounds, 3400 Calle Real. Presented by Char-Go Productions, the show is introducing a home decor and gift market. Free admission and parking. 252-5227 or www.chargoproductions.com.
Walking Ecology Lecture Series: 12:30-3 p.m. June 8; check-in at Tipton Meeting House, Sedgwick Reserve, 3566 Brinkerhoff Road, Santa Ynez. Speaker and leader of walk is UC Agriculture and Natural Resources County Livestock and Range Adviser Matthew Shapero, who will discuss “Planning for Climate Change-Related Impacts on our Rangelands.” Suggested donation $20 general, $10 students. To RSVP or for more information, go to https://sedgwick.nrs.ucsb.edu/events-and-classes.
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.
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.