Veterans Community Calendar

(Calendario de eventos Veteranos)

Editor’s Note: The Veterans’ Event Calendar is a community sourced collection of events that may be /are of interest to the greater Veteran community. Events are listed here because someone has asked the Veterans Community Calender coordinator, Fred Cota, [email protected], to share the information. If you have information that would be of interest to Veterans please let Fred Cota know. The only requirement is that it must come with a reliable point of contact. Please forward this page link to other veterans

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Newsletters and Notices

American Legion https://www.legion.org/
Military Order of the Purple Heart https://www.purpleheart.org/
Vietnam Veterans of America https://vva.org/

HOME OF THE FREE BECAUSE OF THE BRAVE

Laughter will Help Release PTSD
"Hearty laughter helps dislodge illogical logic in the head, so we can access the truth in our hearts."

"Vitamin Be One: An invisible substance that allows us to dissolve our difficulties in a warm solution of love."
May you stay safe, stay sane, and proliferate love and laughter during these times of crisis and opportunity!
Swami Beyondananda

Memorial Day Weekend Events:


• iRun with Rec Memorial Day Virtual 5/10K, May 23-25.
https://recreation.ucsb.edu/classes-events/special-events/irun-rec

Under the 5k for Fun category, UCSB's Veterans and Military Services is hosting a "Run to Remember" in partnership with UCSB Department of Recreation and wear blue: run to remember. This challenge honors the 7,029 service members who have died since 9/11. Register at the link above, and you'll receive instructions on how to participate in the challenge in your race packet.
 
• UCSB Virtual Memorial Day Ceremony, May 25 from 11:00 am-12:00 pm. 
Registration is available here. 
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/2020-uc-santa-barbara-memorial-day-ceremony-tickets-102502098536

Join UC Santa Barbara's Veterans and Military Services office for a special Memorial Day ceremony.
Speakers will include:
◦ Boris Palencia, co-chair, UCSB Military Staff Association
◦ CSM(R) Jonathan Church, VFW Post 1649
◦ Steve Baird, Chairman, Band of Brothers
◦ Nicholas Schierman, Student Veterans of America at UCSB
◦ Xenia Suarez, UCSB Military Families Organization

SLO American Legion Post 66
Drive-in Memorial Day Event 1100 hrs 25 May 2020
Drive in to the parking lot behind SLO Veteran's Memorial Bldg

The event will be live-streamed on Facebook, and it is recommended that those interested in participating do so from their homes by tuning in to the Facebook Live broadcast. A link to the Facebook Live broadcast will be available on the Post 66, The American Legion facebook page on Memorial Day at 11 AM Monday 25 May 2020.

 
May 25, 2020 at 4:00 PM - 
KEYT Channel 3

We will hear from keynote speaker Col. Anthony J. Mastalir from Vandenberg Air Force Base along with guest speakers, flyovers, and clips from past years.


On A Personal Note:

Late Feb 2020 my best friend from Junior High School, High School and College pass away.
He ran a small business in San Diego for many years. 
On a Monday one of his employees came to work with a "cold".
No one though anything about it.
By Friday my friend was in the hospital, he died Saturday morning.
No one know what it was.

How we know !

Please wash you hands, Stay home, The life you save may be a friend.


I also want to thank everyone for sending me "Jokes" and "Humor"
(some of it was a little dark):)

I used to work in technical support for a 24/7 call center.
One day I got a call from an individual who asked
what hours the call center was open.
I told him, "The number you dialed is open
24 hours a day, 7 days a week."
He responded, "Is that Eastern or Pacific time?"
Wanting to end the call quickly, I said, "Pacific."

They Walk Among Us! .....

My sister has a "lifesaving tool" in her car
designed to cut through a seat belt if she gets trapped.
She keeps it in the trunk.

They Walk Among Us! .....

My friends and I went out to buy beer and noticed
that the cases were discounted 10%.
Since it was a big party, we bought two cases.
The cashier multiplied two times 10%
and gave us a 20% discount.

They Walk Among Us! .....

I couldn't find my luggage at the airport baggage area,
so I went to the lost luggage office and
told the woman there that my bags never showed up.
She smiled and told me not to worry because
she was a trained professional, and I was in good hands.
"Now," she asked me, "has your plane arrived yet?"

They Walk Among Us! .....

While working at a pizza place, I observed
a man ordering a small pizza to go.
He appeared to be alone, and the cook asked him
if he would like it cut into four pieces or six..
He thought about it for some time before responding.
"Just cut it into four pieces.
I don't think I'm hungry enough to eat six pieces."

Yep, they walk among us.... bless their hearts

FREE PUPPIES.
Mother is a Kennel Club registered German Shepherd.
Father is a Super Dog, able to leap tall fences in a single bound.

WEDDING DRESS FOR SALE
Worn once by mistake.
Call Stephanie.

Thought from the greatest living Scottish thinker--Billy Connolly.
"If women are so bloody perfect at multitasking, how come they can't have a headache and sex at the same time?"

here is a link to a cute video: https://vimeo.com/30014163


Editor’s Note: The Veterans’ Event Calendar is a community sourced collection of events that may be /are of interest to the greater Veteran community. Events are listed here because someone has asked me to share the information. If you have information that would be of interest to Veterans please let me know. The only requirement is that it must come with a reliable point of contact.



Reduced fee for SB County's Parks Annual Pass:
The Santa Barbara County Board of Supervisors adopted a recommendation to reduce the cost of an annual County parks day use pass.
The annual pass fee for Veterans who served in the United States Armed Forces or reserves has been reduced to $10 for all Veterans irrespective of residence.
For more information about County parks, go to
http://www.countyofsb.org/parks

Have a DD214 then you can Shop Army/Navy/Air Force Exchanges:
For more information: https://www.shopmyexchange.com/veterans

1st Tuesday 2 January 2018
1st Tuesday Simi Valley VFW Post 10049 @ 1900 hrs
4242 E Los Angeles Ave.Simi Valley, CA 93063
for more information: Wayne Wright <[email protected]>
1st Wednesday 3 January 2018
Veterans in Recovery (Wednesdays 1630 to 1800 hrs)
Veteran Peer to Peer support group for veterans experiencing substance abuse.
1136 De La Vina St. at Anapamu
For more information: Christina Grabowsky [email protected];
Santa Barbara Veterans Foundation @1800 hrs
Cody's Cafe, 4898 Hollister Ave, Santa Barbara, CA 93111
Mailing address: 3905 State Street, Suite 7-328, Santa Barbara, Ca 93105
For more information: Ronnie Shahbazian <[email protected]>
https://www.SantaBarbaraVeteransFoundation.org/
1st Thursday 4 January 2018
1st Thursday VFW Post 1649 meeting @ 1700 hrs
Santa Barbara Veterans Memorial Building
For more information: Pablo Paredes <[email protected]>;
1st Thursday Simi Valley Marine Corps League Detachment 597
The President Ronald Reagan Detachment
Elks Lodge No. 2492
1561 Kuehner Dr
Simi Valley, CA 93063-4484
Membership open to Marines, FMF Corpsmen, and FMF Chaplains.
Other Armed Services Veterans and spouses are welcome as Associate Members.
Come enjoy a hamburger and a beverage with us at 1800 hrs and stay for the meeting at 1900 hrs.  Mention that I invited you and the hamburger and beer/soda is on us.
Matt E. Valenzuela
Jr. Past Commandant
[email protected]
310-768-2847 Office
310-308-7015 Mobile
1st Thursday 4 January 2018
1st Thursday VFW Post 1649 meeting @ 1700 hrs
Santa Barbara Veterans Memorial Building
For more information: Pablo Paredes <[email protected]>;
1st Thursday Simi Valley Marine Corps League Detachment 597
The President Ronald Reagan Detachment
Elks Lodge No. 2492
1561 Kuehner Dr
Simi Valley, CA 93063-4484
Membership open to Marines, FMF Corpsmen, and FMF Chaplains.
Other Armed Services Veterans and spouses are welcome as Associate Members.
Come enjoy a hamburger and a beverage with us at 1800 hrs and stay for the meeting at 1900 hrs.  Mention that I invited you and the hamburger and beer/soda is on us.
Matt E. Valenzuela
Jr. Past Commandant
[email protected]
310-768-2847 Office
310-308-7015 Mobile
1st Friday 5 January 2018
5 January 1875 - Cmdr. Edward Lull leaves New York to begin the Panamanian Expedition to locate the best ship canal route across Panama. The route mapped is followed 30 years later.
1st Saturday 6 January 2018
6 January 1943 - PBY-5A (VP 83) sink German submarine U-164 off Brazil. Before being sunk, U-164 sank three Allied merchant vessels, none from the United States.
1st Sunday 7 January 2018
1881 - Nathan Goff Jr., took office as the 28th Secretary of the Navy, serving until March. A World War II destroyer was named for him.
2nd Monday 8 January 2018
2nd Monday Solvang VFW Post 7139
Veterans’ Memorial Building Solvang @ 1800 hrs
for more information contact Post Commander Alvin Salge at 805-693-9133.

Mondays F.O.B (Fellowship of Brothers) 1830 hrs
Santa Barbara Veterans Memorial Building
Post 9/11 veteran peer to peer support and advocacy group
(veterans who served after 9/11/2001)
For more information: J.T. < [email protected]>;
2nd Tuesday 9 January 2018

9 January 1918 - The Naval Overseas Transportation Service, (now the Military Sealift Command), is established to carry cargo during World War I.
2nd Wednesday 10 January 2018

2nd Wednesday Santa Barbara Marine Corp League Detachment 024 @ 1400 hrs.
Santa Barbara Veterans Memorial Building
for more information: Bob Handy <[email protected]>;
Todd Grant 805-448-4301 or Marie Mackey 805-967-7990

2nd Wednesday Vietnam Veterans of America, Chapter 218
Santa Barbara Elks’ Lodge 150 N. Kellogg Ave. Santa Barbara CA 93111
A spaghetti dinner is available for $8.
More information: web site: www.vvachapter218.org or email: [email protected]

2nd Wednesday Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 10978 Nipomo
Snacks and beverages at 1830, meeting at 1900.
Location or more information:
Contact: Thomas Morgan 805-450-4285, [email protected]

2nd Wednesday American Legion Post 534 Orcutt
145 W Clark Ave, Orcutt, CA 93455
for more information: 805-937-0651 or Email: [email protected]

Veterans in Recovery (Wednesdays 1630 to 1800 hrs)
Veteran Peer to Peer support group for veterans experiencing substance abuse.
1136 De La Vina St. at Anapamu
For more information: Christina Grabowsky [email protected];

Santa Barbara Veterans Foundation (Wednesdays @1800 hrs)
(2nd Wednesday) Road trip
(all other Wednesdays) Cody's Cafe, 4898