CWC Meeting, Wed, Jan 10 at 7 pm; Becoming a Hospice Volunteer!

We’ve made it through the fire … and now that the smoke has cleared we can turn our attention to…

our intentions!!

Have thoughts of kindness, empathy and being of service bubbled up on your Resolutions list??


Please join us on Wed, January 10, at 7 pm to learn about a way to make a critical difference in the life of a local person struggling with a life threatening illness…be a Hospice Volunteer!


Hospice of Santa Barbara is now launching Compassionate Care of Carpinteria, where Adult and Children’s Bereavement Services, and Patient Care Services (PCS) are offered right here in our community, with a dedicated site and staff! PCS relies upon locals helping locals, and the Volunteer Program provides training and support to do so.


Tianna Swede, MSW,  Patient Care Services Manager, and Nicole Romasanta, MA, Director of Volunteer Services at Hospice will be on hand to outline the role and responsibilities of being a Hospice Volunteer, and will review the structure of the training modules.


Please plan to attend, share widely and tell your friends!!

As always, we bring a dish or a bottle of wine to share…


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Cocktails for a Cause Rescheduled to Fri, Dec 22 !

Due to the ongoing chaos caused by the Thomas Fire, we are postponing our popular Cocktails for a /cause event to FRI DEC. 22, at 7:00 pm!

Please RSVP for the new date to


STILL $20 admission for 4 craft cocktail tastings!

STILL great raffle prizes!

And most importantly, STILL a fundraiser for the last  leg of a long capital campaign for the Carp Arts Center!

We hope you will join us in raising a glass (or 4!) to the tremendous resilience of this community! We will rebound from this destruction…AND we will have an amazing expanded Arts Center to celebrate the creative spirit of /carpinteria.

Please bring a dish to share.


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Nov 8 Meeting: The Healing Power of Herbal Tonics and Teas

Please join us at the Carpinteria Woman’s Club on

Wednesday, November 8th at 7:00 pm

as we explore the Healing Power of Herbal Tonics and Teas.

In this introductory presentation, you will learn about herbs, flowering plants, and mushrooms that act as detoxifiers, anti-inflammatories, cognitive enhancers, pain relievers, stress reducers, and cancer preventatives. You’ll discover therapeutic herbs that can rebuild your energy and help heal your body, along with specific remedies that you can put into practice immediately to enhance your life. Less than an ounce of this natural prevention will go far in warding off seasonal colds, flu, fatigue and holiday related angst!

Presented by Patricia Tenyer, L.Ac., a Chinese Medicine Practitioner,  Herbalist, and owner of Hara Healing Center and Inner Alchemy Tonics & Teas.

Herbal teas and tonics will be available to sample along with herbal infused desserts and treats.

Please bring along  a friend and a dish to share!




Please contact Marybeth for more info:

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“Best Practices for Sustainable Communities: Lessons from the Golden Temple.”

Join us on Wednesday, April 12, 7 pm  for a screening of a documentary entitled

A Table for Sixty-Thousand

Filmmaker Teresa Singh will be on hand to discuss her project, the practice of “Langar” and its various implications for community building.

Teresa and her husband, Prof. Jasprit Singh, have led groups of University students during several recent trips to Amritsar to study the lessons in sustainability that the Shri Harmandir Sahib (the Golden Temple) has to offer. They have produced a documentary film entitled, “A Table for Sixty Thousand”

At the ‘Golden Temple’ everyday on average 60,000 (and rising) vegetarian meals are prepared and shared by visitor at no cost !

Over 400 years ago the idea of basic nutrition as a birthright was introduced and implemented in The Punjab. Today this practice, called “Langar,” is responsible for over one million free meals every day in the state of Punjab and not only provides nutrition to the poor and rich, but also provides a stage where people from all walks of life can come together, and a space where people can learn how to cook a nourishing meal.

Bring a dish to share in the spirit of the “Langar” tradition!



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What’s YOUR story?? March 8th at 7pm

Join us for a fun, interactive workshop with Judy Pearce  on  Wed, March 8 at 7 pm — “Everyone Can Write” What’s YOUR story??

Judy Pearce is a long time Carp resident and  freelance writer with a focus on horses and history. In the 1980s she had a weekly column, “Equestrian” in the Santa Barbara News-Press. During the 1990s her history column, “Montecito Scrapbook” was published in the Montecito Journal. Judy has also written for Montecito Magazine, Santa Barbara Magazine, and international horse publications, Western Horseman and The Western Horse. Judy will share her  belief that anyone can write. “I am an ‘accidental writer’. It all started simply because in 1980 Judy Enersen, co-owner of the Carpinteria Herald, asked me to write an article for her publication, California Horsemen’s News,” Judy explains

There will be a short writing exercise, so attendees are asked to bring paper and a writing implement.

You are also welcome to bring a friend and, as is our tradition, bring a dish to share or a bottle of wine.

Write On! Hope to see you there.


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The Age-old Art of Print Making, Feb 8 at 7pm

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

Wednesday, February 8 at 7 pm at the Clubhouse located at 1059 Vallecito.

Janey is excited to teach us all how to create and carve a design onto a unique rubber plate, then print our original artwork onto cardstock, making beautiful greeting cards for Valentine’s Day or any occasion. No prior experience is needed. You will be able to take home your rubber stamp and several cards printed in a variety of colors. You can use your stamp again and again to create cards, gift-wrap, fabric, etc. All materials will be provided.

Wear old clothes and bring a smock or apron. The presentation is free of charge. Please bring a sweet or savory Valentine’s dish or a bottle of wine to share.

Janey Cohen has been a local teacher for the past 38 years and after 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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Ring in the Brand New Year with the Carpinteria Womans Club

Healthy Living to 100!      Wednesday, Jan. 11th 7pm- 9pm

at the Carpinteria’s Womans Club: 1059 Vallecito Rd, Carpinteria, CA 93013

Brian Kane, Chiropractor, Wellness Director and founder of Carpinteria Wellness Center along with Kendall Hassemer, Naturopathic Doctor will present an informative and aspirational program entitled Healthy Living to 100!

This interactive presentation will empower you with some healthy living tips to start the year off right , and will provide vital information in the areas of nutrition, tips on managing stress and introducing a 21 day purification program that will be starting in the community in late January.

Brian Kane is the Wellness Director and owner of Carpinteria Wellness Center. He has a Doctor of Chiropractic degree from Southern California University of Health Sciences and one of his areas of specialty is in clinical nutrition. He also works at Kalani Total Health Center in Oxnard which is the large integrative health center between Los Angeles and San Francisco. Brian resides here in Carpinteria with his wife and 5 children.

Kendall Hassemer has a naturopathic doctorate and has also studied with many master yoga teachers. She combines her love of whole-foods nutrition and yoga, as well as classical Chinese medicine, craniosacral bodywork, intuition, anatomy and physiology, and the outdoors, to energize and renew her clients via academic classes at UC-Santa Barbara, private sessions, workshops, and retreats.

Carpinteria Wellness Center started as a therapeutic massage center in 2015 and is evolving this year as an integrative health center adding such additional services as chiropractic, cranial sacral therapy, nutrition services and naturopathic medicine. A grand opening/ribbon cutting as a newly evolved integrative health center will be held on Thursday, January 12th from 4-5:30pm to meet our practitioners and for appetizers, free massages and a raffle.

Bring a healthy dish to share… and a friend! J

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Holiday Cocktails for a Cause- Wed, Dec. 14 at 7 pm

Please join us for fun, games & holiday spirits on Wed, Dec. 14 at 7 pm ….

For the 6th Annual

~Holiday Cocktails for a Cause~

Proceeds benefit Carpinteria Art Center’s Capital Campaign!!!

MixMistress Mandy Huffaker Chinn will be on hand for a command performance on the art of the classic cocktail

Cost: $20/person ~ Bring your own Martini or Wine Glass!!

Attendance is limited! PLEASE RSVP BY EMAIL:


*Please bring a sweet or savory dish to share* Fabulous raffle prizes! Tickets are $1/each, 6 for $5-

If you selected a name from our Adopt A Family project, please remember to bring wrapped and labelled gifts to the Carpinteria Community Church before Distribution Day on Sat,  Dec. 10. Contact MB with questions.

Thank you!!!



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Meet the author and illustrator of “I AM HERE” Wednesday, Nov 9th at 7pm

Please join us on Wednesday, November 9th at 7pm

for a special evening with author, Lynette Gaona and illustrator, Sara Wilcox as they talk about their book: “I AM HERE”

“I am Here” is a book that connects qualities in ourselves to nature inspiring kids to live their best life with purpose.
Author, Lynette Gaona is a singer, songwriter, vocal coach and author from Santa Barbara. She has five fabulous kids who are featured on the pages of this book and to whom she is grateful for all they have taught her.
Illustrator, Sara Wilcox has been drawing since she was able to hold a pencil. She’s an illustrator, graphic designer, muralist, and henna tattoo artist.  Follow Sara here:

Books will be available for signing & purchase.

As always, bring a friend, a dish, and a bottle of wine to share!



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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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