More Dates to Save
For Your Busy Fall
Fall seems to be the busiest time of year for many of us--and this one is no exception. Your calendars may already be getting full, but starting with what is literally a hot topic, here are more dates to save:
September Community Forum:
Climate Realities and Our Responsibilities
Wednesday, Sept. 18, noon-2 p.m.
Louise Lowry Davis Center, 1232 De la Vina St.
Heat records are being broken worldwide,glaciers are melting and
sea level is rising. Climate change is happening NOW. Learn about what's being done to deal with the problem.
Panelists: Katie Davis, who was in one of the original groups trained by Al Gore to help the public understand the importance of climate change, and Nathan Ally, attorney with the Environmental Defense Center.
All League forums are free and open to the public--so invite your friends. You may bring your own brown bag lunch, and cookies and beverages will be provided. Parking is free.
to Register Voters
Tuesday, Sept. 24, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
On National Voter Registration Day, LWVSB Voter Service will coordinate registration tables at Santa Barbara City College, Catholic Charities Thrift Shop and local Trader Joe stores.
Sign up for a two or three hour shift by contacting firstname.lastname@example.org.
Ventura LWV Meeting
Saturday, Sept. 28, 10 a.m.-noon
Ojai Valley Women's Club, 411 E. Ojai Ave.
Join our neighbors at their first general meeting of the year. If you are interested in attending this League of Women Voters of Ventura County meeting, contact email@example.com.
City of Santa Barbara
Mayor: Wednesday, Oct. 2, 6:30 p.m.
Faulkner Gallery of Santa Barbara Main Library
Irene Stone will facilitate.
Council candidates: Saturday, Oct. 5,
Also at the Faulkner Gallery. Jean Reiche will be the facilitator at this forum, which is co-sponsored by Santa Barbara Village.
Both forums will be videotaped for later showing on TV Santa Barbara and on our website, www.lwvsantabarbara.org. You can also review the candidates' statements on our website's Smart Voter.
Film: Girl Rising
Tuesday. Oct. 10, 6 p.m., Faulkner Gallery
This documentary examines the challenges faced by girls worldwide. The free screening, honoring the International Day of the Girl, is co-sponsored by LWVSB, American Association of University Women (AAUW) and CARE.
Community Forum: Girls Rising
Wednesday, Oct. 16, 12-2 p.m.
Louise Lowry Davis Center, 1232 De La Vina St.
Inspired by the Girl Rising film, our regular monthly forum will feature LWV members and panelists discussing the film, as well as issues and programs for girls in our community. This is a brown bag lunch with drinks and cookies provided and is free and open to the public.
Forum: Safety in Our Schools, Homes and Community
Thursday, Oct. 17, 6:30-8:30 p.m., Faulkner Gallery
Co-sponsored by the Coalition Against Gun Violence and LWVSB, this public forum will focus on one of the most important national and local issues. Mayor Helene Schneider will moderate.
October Discussion Units:
Fracking in California
Another controversial and timely subject--fracking--will be the subject of our units, which are resuming after a summer break.
Meetings will be:
Tuesday. Oct. 1, 5:30 p.m., Madame Lu's Restaurant, 3524 State St. (Contact Karen Bunker, 967-0838)
Wednesday. Oct. 9, 10 a.m., Carpinteria Women's Club, 1059 Vallecito Rd. (Contact Barbara Godley, 969-9942)
Monday, Oct. 14, noon, Valle Verde, 900 Calle de los Amigos (Contact Joan Kerns, 687-7035; brown bag lunch in private dining room off breezway).