TONIGHT – Wed Oct 12 Dia De Los Muertos

Please join us on Wed, October 12 at 7:00pm. For a special presentation by Lisa Thomas on Celebrating Dia De Los Muertos in Carpinteria: The history and future of our home grown festival!

Lisa Thomas, is the founder and Artistic Director of Dia De Los Muertos (DDLM)  Carpinteria, and has brought the spectacular cultural traditions of this ceremony, including a parade, art exhibit, creative workshops and live performances to our community since 2014. She holds an M.A. in Clinical Psychology and has worked in the Juvenile Justice System as an Expressive Arts Therapist & Social Worker. A photographer and  community organizer, she is also an Artist in Residence for S.B. Summer Solstice.
The Festival begins with a parade that starts at the Carpinteria Library on Sat, Oct. 29 at 4 pm.
This year the Carpinteria Womans Club is proud to sponsor the after-parade celebration on Sat, Oct. 29, from 4:30-7:30 pm.
Learn how to get involved!
Please bring a dish to share or a bottle of wine.


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School Board Candidates Forum, Tuesday Oct 18th 7pm- 9pm

In the Auditorium at the Carpinteria Children’s Project at Main                       5201 8th Street, Carpinteria, CA 93013

Sponsored by the Carpinteria Woman’s Club                                        and the Carpinteria Chamber of Commerce.

On Tuesday, October 18, the Carpinteria Woman’s Club and the Carpinteria Chamber of Commerce will co-sponsor an educational School Board Candidates forum. The public is encouraged to come learn more about the candidates, Gary Blair, Maureen Claffey Foley, and Rogelio Delgado, and where they stand on issues pertaining to the Carpinteria Unified School District. Each candidate will answer the same three pre-determined questions, and audience members are invited to submit additional questions for the candidates, which will be posed as time allows.  Please join us for this informative evening to learn more about your school board candidates.


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Learn about Carpinteria’s Dia De Los Muertos Festival

Next Woman’s Club Meeting-  Wednesday, October 12th 7pm-9pm

Lisa Thomas, Director of the Dia De Los Muertos Carpinteria Festival will be at the Woman’s Club to talk about this year’s festival.  We are excited for the Woman’s Club will be part of the celebration this year!

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Join MoJo Coastwalk at Padaro Grill and walk into Carpinteria

Saturday, July 16th at 1pm!

Join MoJo Coastwalk as we make our way through Carpinteria! Come enjoy lunch by the sea at Padaro Beach Grill– we’ll be arriving by foot around 1 pm. After lunch, all are welcome to continue hiking with us as we continue making our way south to Rincon (a ~5.5 mile walk). If you’re only available for lunch, that’s cool too!

**Post-lunch hike details**
3 pm: Walk from Padaro Beach Grill to Carpinteria State Beach (2.25 miles)

4 pm: Walk from Carpinteria State Beach to Rincon (3.1 miles), likely ending at 6 pm

You’re welcome to start with us at Padaro Beach Grill, or meet later at Carpinteria State Beach.

PRO TIP: Leave a car if you’re driving with a friend or bicycle at either the start or end point to help with shuttling!

MoJo Coastwalk is a a through-hike and public outreach campaign of the CCT. As we hike, we are acting as ambassadors for the California Coastal Trail Association (CCTA), an organization that has been advocating for completion of the trail for over 30 years. We’ve set out to hike the entire California coastline to raise awareness about the CCT and reinvorgate the movement to complete it.

To learn more about MoJo and the CCTA, check out these links:

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Join Debbie Murphy as she speaks about The Miracle of the END of POLIO in India

On Wed, May 11 at 7 pm Join us at the Carpinteria Womans Club as Debbie Murphy will speak about her experience in India this past February:

The Miracle of the END of POLIO  in India.

and how the second most populated country in the world went from being the country with the most cases of polio to being polio free for 5 years.

This past February, Debbie Murphy traveled with 12 other Central Coast Rotarians to India to assist with a National Immunization Day.  Join us to  learn more as Deb shares the colorful and captivating photos from her journey.  Admission is free~Please invite a friend and bring a dish or bottle of wine to share.   



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MoJo Coastwalk

Did you spend last Wed. (April 13th) with Mo! and want more information about  the MoJo Coastwalk!

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About MoJo Coastwalk

Morgan (Mo) and Jocelyn (Jo) both earned their Master’s degrees in Coastal Marine Resource Management from the Bren School of Environmental Science & Management at UC Santa Barbara. Following graduation, they each spent a year working in government agencies to gain experience in marine policy. During this time, they learned about the California Coastal Trail and decided to through-hike the trail in the summer of 2016 to raise awareness about the need to complete the CCT, and celebrate the 40th year anniversary of the Coastal Act.

They will be receiving funding support from the State Coastal Conservancy through an Explore the Coast grant, as well as logistical support from the California Coastal Trail Association, Coastwalk California, California Coastal Commission, and California State Parks.




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Refocus: Training Your Brain for Balance, Calm, Confidence, & Connection

Please join us THIS Wednesday, March 9th at 7pm:

Refocus: Training Your Brain for Balance, Calm, Confidence, & Connection

In Dave’s words, “The research is clear – this practice of refocusing reduces stress and anxiety, improves relationships and performance, and contributes to physical and psychological well-being. Currently there is no pill on the market with as much promise and as few complications.”

Dave Mochel teaches principles and practices for being well that are based in modern neuroscience and enduring wisdom. He partners with businesses, schools, and individuals to make sure that attention and energy are focused on what is present, what is important, and what is effective. Dave received his BA in biology from Williams College, his Masters in humanistic education from SUNY New Paltz, and he has completed a clinical internship in Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction at the University of Massachusetts Medical Center. After spending 25 years teaching physics, neuroscience, well-being, and leadership in independent schools, Dave now works all over the world with executives, athletes, teachers, parents, and teens.

Dave Mochel

Applied Attention Consulting LLC


As always, admission is free. Bring a friend, a nosh or a bottle of wine to share.

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For the LOVEof Art and Cards!

The Carpinteria Woman’s Club invites you to join us for an evening of Valentine’s revelry and artistic expression with artist, teacher, and fellow member, Janey Cohen

Wednesday, February 10, 7 pm

at the Woman’s Club

1059 Vallecito Rd.


Janey is excited to teach us all a unique and easy watercolor painting technique that anyone can do, even without any prior experience.  You will be able to take home your beautiful artwork, transformed into lovely Valentine’s Day cards.

Basic materials will be provided, but if you would like to enhance your experience, you could bring:

Your own watercolor paints and brushes

A hair dryer to speed up the drying process

Collage materials, stamps, glue, glitter, etc. to bedazzle your greeting cards

The presentation is free of charge. Please bring a friend, and a sweet or savory Valentine’s dish or bottle of wine to share!

Janey Cohen has been a local teacher for the past 36 years and after recently retiring from the classroom has found time to rediscover the artist within.  She is currently focusing on the medium of watercolor, and you can see images of her work at her website-in-progress at  She is a member of the Santa Barbara Art Association, and is actively involved with the Carpinteria Arts Center.



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Please join us for the 5th Annual HOLIDAY COCKTAILS for a CAUSE and The Art of the Classic Cocktail! with MixMistress Mandy Huffaker Chin.   
Wednesday, December 9th at 7p
$20/per person (bring your own Martini or Wine Glass)
Proceeds benefit the Carpinteria Arts Center!
FABULOUS raffle prizes!!
Tickets are only $1/each or 6 for $5.
Attendance is limited!
Please RSVP by email: or call 805-566-8953 by Monday Dec 7th to be “on the list!”

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In honor of Veterans Day, Wednesday, Nov. 11 at 7:00 pm

In honor of Veterans Day Please join us on Wednesday, Nov. 11 at 7:00 pm for  an Evening of Healing honoring veterans and the community, with  Dr. Gloria Kaye.  Please invite the veterans in your life who would like to experience a very powerful evening of healing. Individuals with physical, emotional and spiritual issues are all welcome.
Dr. Gloria Kaye has been a practicing energy specialist, hands-on healer and pioneer of yoga therapy for the past 50 years, Dr. Kaye has “touched” the lives of thousands of clients. Working in conjunction with physicians and healthcare practitioners, Dr. Kaye has built a successful practice in Santa Barbara and Los Angeles. Her clients include well-known personalities, professional athletes, business executives, senior citizens, families, adolescents and young children, and even pets! In the early 1980s, Dr. Kaye received her Ph.D. in clinical psychology and health psychology, and has helped thousands since then…
Dr. Kaye’s new book Healers Hands, Healers Heart will also be available for sale and signing at this event.
Please refer to Dr. Kaye’s website for more in-depth information about her healing capabilities.

Admission is free, but please bring a dish or beverage to share. Looking forward to seeing you!!
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