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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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." ~ Swami Beyondananda

Military & Veteran Crisis Line
1.800.273.8255 (TALK)

Take a Look at this:

LAST OUT: ELEGY OF A GREEN BERET

Last Out was written by Ret. Lt Col Scott Mann after 23 years serving in the Army, 18 of that as a Green Beret, and is performed by a cast of 4 combat veterans and military family member who each play multiple roles.

Three ‘operators’ from Valhalla are executing a mission to help the main character, Danny Patton, let go of what he’s holding in purgatory to help him ascend to Valhalla. All of the scenes are based on true people and stories from Scott’s military career.

Scott wrote Last Out as a way to inform civilians of the true cost of war to not just the soldiers, but the families back home, as well as highlight the stigma surrounding PTS after 18 straight years of war. We travel with 2 trained psychologists who perform PTS interventions on-site as needed for audience members who may have had a response to the content of the play.

The play has been picked up by Tom Brokaw and CBS This morning for the work we are doing to honor, validate, and educate. We are excited about the impact Last Out will have on the local Santa Barbara veteran community.

Saturday, January 18, 2020; 8:00 pm Sunday, January 19, 2020; 2:00 pm

This event is presented by The Heroes Journey.

Last Out is a story that has never been told in a voice that has never been heard. Performed by a professional cast of military veterans and military family members, this play is a white-knuckle ride that tells the real story of our soldiers and the families that fight alongside them. It's more than a play ... it's Combat Storytelling.

Tickets are $30.

Veterans receive a $10 off on tickets. Use promo code VETERAN (on line purchase).

Box Office: (805) 965-5400

New Vic, 33 W. Victoria Street

Santa Barbara, CA, 93101

To purchase tickets on line, go to: http://ensembletheater.com

Show Dates/Times:

Saturday 18 January at 2000 hrs

Sunday 19 January at 1400 hrs

  

Meet with Rep. Salud Carbajal

Rep. Salud Carbajal will be hosting a town hall for residents of California’s 24th Congressional District to discuss crucial issues, take questions, and give an update on how Congress is continuing their fight for the people in 2020.

WHAT: Goleta Town Hall with Rep. Carbajal

WHEN: Tuesday, January 21, 2020. 5:30-7:00 p.m. PST

WHERE: Dos Pueblos High School Performing Arts Center

7266 Alameda Ave

Goleta, CA 93117

In 2019, the Democrat-led U.S. House passed over 400 crucial bills, more than 275 of which were bipartisan. Carbajal introduced 20 bills on issues ranging from environment, education and agriculture to gun violence prevention and disaster preparedness. He hosted more than 30 community events, responded to 80,339 pieces of constituent mail and helped CA-24 residents get nearly $753,000 back from the federal government through casework services.


California State Veterans Loan Department will show Veterans how we can add earthquake and mudslide insurance to our home loan at no extra cost. All Veterans Welcome!

Hosted by Santa Barbara Marine Corp League Detachment 024 @ 1730-1830 hrs 
Santa Barbara Veterans Memorial Building

for more information: Jack Belevue  <[email protected]>

Todd Grant 805-448-4301 or Marie Mackey 805-967-7990

Jack bellevue, Commandant USMC 024



Disabled Veterans are eligible for free National Park Service Lifetime Access Pass:
https://www.blogs.va.gov/VAntage/60590/disabled-veterans-eligible-free-national-park-service-lifetime-access-pass/



Blue Water Navy Veterans’ disability claims to be decided beginning Jan.1, 2020

https://www.blogs.va.gov/VAntage/69370/blue-water-navy-veterans-disability-claims-now-decided/
 
Want to be a V.A. Clinic Volunteer (Santa Barbara)?
Presently looking for two(2) volunteers (Do not need to be a Veteran)

Work one day a week from about 0730 hrs to about 1130 hrs.

Set up coffee & nutritious snacks (provided by the Elks Santa Barbara, cups & water by the VFW 1649 Santa Barbara in the VA clinic waiting room;  Package snacks

Call veterans with reminders of their next clinic appointment(s)

For more information call:
Harry or Carmen Rouse at 805-685-1785
Nancy or How Miller at 805-637-4697
 
Veteran Shuttle DRIVERS WANTED!
MORRO BAY/SLO/PASO ROBLES
Serving Veterans with Daily Door to Door Van Service to the

Santa Maria & San Luis Obispo VA Clinics

Please call Central Coast VA Volunteer if you are interested:
805-354-6004

Sponsored by:
VA Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System 
VA Office of Rural Health


Calendar


1st Wednesday 1/1/2020

Wednesday(s)

Veterans Breakfast Santa Barbara (Closed New Year Day)

Santa Barbara Veterans Memorial Building
Cooked by American Legion Santa Barbara Post 49
co-sponsered by: AMVETS-Post 3, DAV-Post 37, KORVets, VFW-Post 1649, VVA-Chapter 218 and Elks Lodge 613 Santa Barbara

Wednesday(s)

Veterans in Recovery
Veteran Peer to Peer support group for veterans experiencing substance abuse. For more information: Christina Grabowsky [email protected];

Wednesday(s)
Santa Barbara Veteran Riders @1800 hrs
For more information: Ronnie Shahbazian <[email protected]>


1st Thursday 1/2/2020

1st Thursday

VFW Post 1649 meeting @ 1730 hrs
Santa Barbara Veterans Memorial Building
For more information:
Jonathan Church <[email protected]> (805-252-3759)

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
Past Commandant
[email protected]
310-768-2847 Office
310-308-7015 Mobile


1st Friday 1/3/2020

1st Friday
Swing Dance to "Hot Roux" (a blues band)
Carrillo Ballroom Santa Barbara
Lesson at 1930 hrs and dance till 2330 hrs
Admission $20/ students: $15


1st Saturday 1/4/2020

1st Saturday
Project Healing Waters meetings:
Every 1st Saturday at Santa Claus Lane to fish in the surf.
0800 hrs - 1100 hrs
Joseph Narkevitz   805-705-3208
[email protected]


1st Sunday 1/5/2020

1st Sunday Ballroom Tea Dance @ Carrillo Recreation Center
100 E. Carrillo Street, Santa Barbara
DJ:  Bob Taylor
1400 hrs to 1700 hrs
Free

Sunday Night Contra Dance @ Carrillo Recreation Center
100 E. Carrillo Street, Santa Barbara
1810 hrs Lesson
Dancing until 2130 hrs
$12/$10 members/$5 students under 24 and teens


1st Monday 1/6/2020

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)


1st Tuesday 1/7/2020

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]>


2nd Wednesday 1/8/2020

Wednesday(s)
Veterans Breakfast Santa Barbara 0800 to 0900 hrs
Santa Barbara Veterans Memorial Building
Cooked by American Legion Santa Barbara Post 49
co-sponsered by: AMVETS-Post 3, DAV-Post 37, KORVets, VFW-Post 1649, VVA-Chapter 218 and Elks Lodge 613 Santa Barbara

Wednesday(s)
Veterans in Recovery
Veteran Peer to Peer support group for veterans experiencing substance abuse.
For more information: Christina Grabowsky [email protected];

Wednesday(s)
Santa Barbara Veteran Riders @1800 hrs
For more information: Ronnie Shahbazian <[email protected]>

2nd Wednesday
Santa Barbara Marine Corp League Detachment 024
Changed to 4th Thursday

2nd Wednesday
Project Healing Waters meetings:
Santa Barbara Veterans Memorial Building
1800 hrs - 2000 hrs

1st Saturday at Santa Claus Lane to fish in the surf.
0800 hrs - 1100 hrs
For more information contact:
Joseph Narkevitz   805-705-3208
[email protected]
Get more information on our national website:  projecthealingwaters.org

2nd Wednesday
Vietnam Veterans of America, Santa Barbara Chapter 218
1800 hrs Social Hour/dinner, 1845 hrs Business Meeting.
Santa Barbara Elks’ Lodge 150 N. Kellogg Ave. Santa Barbara CA 93111
Meeting 8 January
July -Marching in the 4th of July Parade
November - Marching in the "Veterans' Parade"
More information: web site: www.vvachapter218.org or
email: [email protected]

2nd Wednesday
VFW 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]


2nd Thursday 1/9/2020

2nd Thursday
Ventura County Collaborative
Networking: 0900 hrs
Meeting: 0930 hrs-1100 hrs
National University 1000 Town Center Dr. Oxnard 5th Floor Suite 5

2nd Thursday
Ventura County Collaborative Veteran Book Club
1800 hrs - 1930 hrs
Camarillo Public Library
4101 Las Posas Rd. Camarillo
For more information Website:
VCMilC.Org or Phone: 805.983.4850 or email: [email protected]

2nd Thursday
American Legion Post 49 @ 1700 hrs
Santa Barbara Veterans Memorial Building
For more information: Patrick Murphy <[email protected]>;

2nd Thursday
Military Order of the Purple Heart Chapter 750
For more information, time and location: Michael Cook <[email protected]>
www.moph-Chapter-750.com


2nd Friday 1/10/2020

2nd Friday
Veterans Lunch at Elks’ lodge // Lunch Sponsored by The Elks’ Veteran project
$10 donation per veteran is requested to help defer costs
1100 hrs - 1300 hrs
Santa Barbara Elks’ Lodge 150 N. Kellogg Ave. Santa Barbara CA 93111
for more information: Gerald "Jerry" Winters call:805-570-0490

2nd Friday
$7 Burgers
Orcutt American Legion Post 534
145 W Clark Ave, Orcutt, CA 93455
for more information: 805-937-0651 or Email: [email protected]


2nd Saturday 1/11/2020

Vietnam Veterans of America Central Coast Chapter 982
4545 10th Street, Guadalupe, CA 93434
For more information: [email protected] or www.vva982.org


2nd Sunday 1/12/2020

Sunday Night Contra Dance @ Carrillo Recreation Center
100 E. Carrillo Street, Santa Barbara
1810 hrs Lesson
Dancing until 2130 hrs
$12/$10 members/$5 students under 24 and teens


2nd Monday 1/13/2020

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)

2nd Monday
Solvang VFW Post 7139
Veterans’ Memorial Building Solvang @ 1800 hrs
for more information contact Post Commander Alvin Salge at 805-693-9133.


2nd Tuesday 1/14/2020

14 January 2005 Huygens probe lands on Saturn's moon Titan.


3rd Wednesday 1/15/2020

Wednesday(s)
Veterans Breakfast Santa Barbara 0800 to 0900 hrs
Santa Barbara Veterans Memorial Building
Cooked by American Legion Santa Barbara Post 49
co-sponsered by: AMVETS-Post 3, DAV-Post 37, KORVets, VFW-Post 1649, VVA-Chapter 218 and Elks Lodge 613 Santa Barbara

Wednesday(s)
Veterans in Recovery
Veteran Peer to Peer support group for veterans experiencing substance abuse.
For more information: Christina Grabowsky [email protected];

Wednesday(s)
Santa Barbara Veteran Riders @1800 hrs
For more information: Ronnie Shahbazian <[email protected]>


3rd Thursday 1/16/2020

3rd Thursday
(DAV) Disabled American Veterans Santa Barbara Post 37 meeting 1600 hrs
Santa Barbara Veterans Memorial Building.
for more information: E. J. Price <[email protected]> or (805) 965-7109

3rd Thursday
American Legion Auxiliary Unit 49
meeting 1600 hrs
Santa Barbara Veterans Memorial Building.

3rd Thursday
AMVETS Post 3 meeting 1800 hrs
Santa Barbara Veterans Memorial Building
For more information: Geronimo Gonzalez <[email protected]>;

Santa Barbara Navy League
For more information: http://www.santabarbaranavyleague.org/


3rd Friday 1/17/2020

3rd Friday
1130-1300 hrs Pizza 4 Veterans: Town & Country Women's Club of Santa Barbara.
Lunch is on the sidewalk outside the VA Clinic off Calle Real (Pizza , fruit, cookies, water)
For more information: Carolyn Shupe <[email protected]>;

3rd Friday
Swing Dance to "Marcie Jean & the Belmont Kings"
Carrillo Ballroom Santa Barbara
Lesson at 1930 hrs and dance till 2330 hrs
Admission $20/ students: $15


3rd Saturday 1/18/2020

3rd Saturday
Vietnam Veterans of Ventura County meeting @ 1800 hrs
Veterans Home of Ventura, 10900 Telephone Road, Ventura CA 93004
for more information: Doug Temple <[email protected]>;


3rd Sunday 1/19/2020

Sunday Night Contra Dance @ Carrillo Recreation Center
100 E. Carrillo Street, Santa Barbara
1810 hrs Lesson
Dancing until 2130 hrs
$12/$10 members/$5 students under 24 and teens


3rd Monday 1/20/2020

3rd Monday
SB County and Veteran's Group Collaboration 1300 to 1400 hrs
Santa Barbara Veterans Memorial Building
for more information: Carmen Munoz [email protected];

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)


3rd Tuesday 1/21/2020

21 January 1921 J.D. Rockefeller pledges $1 million for the relief of Europe's destitute.


4th Wednesday 1/22/2020

Wednesday(s)
Veterans Breakfast Santa Barbara 0800 to 0900 hrs
Santa Barbara Veterans Memorial Building
Cooked by American Legion Santa Barbara Post 49
co-sponsered by: AMVETS-Post 3, DAV-Post 37, KORVets, VFW-Post 1649, VVA-Chapter 218 and Elks Lodge 613 Santa Barbara

Wednesday(s)
Veterans in Recovery
Veteran Peer to Peer support group for veterans experiencing substance abuse.
For more information: Christina Grabowsky [email protected];

Wednesday(s)
Santa Barbara Veteran Riders @1800 hrs
For more information: Ronnie Shahbazian <[email protected]>


4th Thursday 1/23/2020

4th Thursday (Note day/time change)
Santa Barbara Marine Corp League Detachment 024 @ 1730-1830 hrs
Santa Barbara Veterans Memorial Building
for more information: Jack Belevue  <[email protected]>
Todd Grant 805-448-4301 or Marie Mackey 805-967-7990
This will be a big meeting, (All Veterans Welcome).
The California State Veterans Loan Department will show Veterans how we can add earthquake and mudslide insurance to our home loan at no extra cost.
Jack bellevue, Commandant USMC 024


4th Friday 1/24/2020

24 January 1982: A draft of Air Force history reports that the U.S. secretly sprayed herbicides on Laos during the Vietnam War.


4th Saturday 1/25/2020

Last Saturday of every month @ 1800 hrs
Simi Valley VFW Post 10049 Monthly Steak Night
$15 donation! Steak, Potatoes, Side Vegetable, Salad, & Dessert
Cocktail hour starts at 1700 hrs
for more information: Wayne Wright <[email protected]>
4242 E Los Angeles Ave.
Simi Valley, CA 93063
(805) 583-9722


4th Sunday 1/26/2020

Sunday Night Contra Dance @ Carrillo Recreation Center
100 E. Carrillo Street, Santa Barbara
1810 hrs Lesson
Dancing until 2130 hrs
$12/$10 members/$5 students under 24 and teens


4th Monday 1/27/2020

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)


4th Tuesday 1/28/2020

28 January 1915 The U.S. Coast Guard is founded to fight contraband trade and aid distressed vessels at sea.


5th Wednesday 1/29/2020

Wednesday(s)
Veterans Breakfast Santa Barbara 0800 to 0900 hrs
Santa Barbara Veterans Memorial Building
Cooked by American Legion Santa Barbara Post 49
co-sponsered by: AMVETS-Post 3, DAV-Post 37, KORVets, VFW-Post 1649, VVA-Chapter 218 and Elks Lodge 613 Santa Barbara

Wednesday(s)
Veterans in Recovery
Veteran Peer to Peer support group for veterans experiencing substance abuse.
For more information: Christina Grabowsky [email protected];

Wednesday(s)
Santa Barbara Veteran Riders @1800 hrs
For more information: Ronnie Shahbazian <[email protected]>


5th Thursday 1/30/2020

30 January 1953: President Dwight Eisenhower announces that he will pull the Seventh Fleet out of Formosa to permit the Nationalists to attack Communist China.


5th Friday 1/31/2020

Fiesta Night 1800 hrs (last Friday)
Orcutt American Legion Post 534
145 W Clark Ave, Orcutt, CA 93455
for more information: 805-937-0651 or Email: [email protected]


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.
Please forward this to other veterans.
Find the Veterans’ Event Calendar on line: http://www.pcvf.org/community-calendar


Vets can learn to surf / Adaptive Surf Therapy: http://ampsurf.org/



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