Santa Barbara Botanic Garden Fall Plant Sale: 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. today through Monday at the courtyard and Garden nursery, 1212 Mission Canyon Road. Garden admission is not required to visit the sale. With thousands of plants from the many habitats of California, the Garden’s annual sales dwarf all other native plant events on the Central Coast. Speak with knowledgeable staff about what plants are best for your garden or come to some of our weekend workshops. Members get 10 percent off on all Garden Nursery and Garden Shop purchases as well as discounts on classes and workshops. (805) 682-4726.
Santa Barbara Rose Society monthly meeting, 7-9 p.m. Trinity Lutheran Church Fellowship Hall, 909 N La Cumbre Road. This month’s topic is “Vintage Roses!” by world-renowned heritage rose expert Gregg Lowery, curator of The Friends of Vintage Roses collection of more than 4,000 rose varieties in Sebastopol, California. Free admission and refreshments. Little Rose Show begins at 7:15 p.m. the speaker presentation is at 7:30 p.m. For information, call Linda at 805-451-7695.
Lecture: “California Oaks in a Changing Environment,” 7 p.m. at St. Mark’s in-the Valley Episcopal Church, Stacey Hall, 2901 Nojoqui Ave., Los Olivos. Dr. Frank Davis of the Bren School of Environmental Science and Management at UCSB will discuss California’s native oak trees, many of which predate the arrival of European settlers. Dr. Davis will summarize historical trends in the distribution and abundance of local oak species and present recent research examining possible oak futures under projected climate and land use change. As a follow-up to Dr. Davis’ lecture, the Santa Ynez Valley Natural History Society will offer an oak planting workshop at the Sedgwick Reserve on Dec. 7. For information visit the Society’s website at www.syvnature.org or call or write to the Society at email@example.com, 805- 693-5683.
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.
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. 805-962-6464.
Santa Barbara Arts and Crafts Show: 10 a.m.-dusk Sundays. Cabrillo Boulevard. Artists display original paintings, photography, sculpture, jewelry and crafts. Free admission. 805-897-1982 or www.sbaacs.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. 805-688-4515 or www.cachuma.com.
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. 805-965-6307 or www.afsb.org.
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. 805-735-4626 or www.lompochistory.org.
Styrofoam Recycling: Free drop-offs of Styrofoam 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday-Saturday at MarBorg, 132 Nopalitos Way in Santa Barbara, and 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday-Friday and 9:15 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday at the Goleta location, 20 David Love Place, as part of new pilot program between MarBorg Industries and Heal the Ocean. Styrofoam must be clean (no food, tape or aluminum wrapping, concrete, etc.). 805-963-1852 or 805-965-7570.
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. 805-684-4060.
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