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Santa Ynez Valley Foundation College Scholarship Program Now Accepting Applications

The College Scholarship Program by the Santa Ynez Valley Foundation is currently open for applications.

High school seniors graduating from the Santa Ynez Valley and Los Alamos regions are encouraged to apply for scholarships ranging from \(500 to \)2,000. These scholarships aim to assist students in their higher education endeavors at various colleges or universities.

Moreover, the foundation is also welcoming applications for the second-year scholarship program from college students entering their second year in 2024-25, who were previous recipients of Santa Ynez Valley Foundation scholarships during their high school senior year.

To apply for the scholarships, interested individuals can access the applications online at [website link].

The deadline for submission is March 14 at 11:59 p.m.

The scholarship committee of the foundation meticulously reviews all applications and grants scholarships across a wide spectrum of academic and training pursuits in community colleges and four-year institutions.

For more details about the program, please visit the [website link] or get in touch with the foundation at 805-688-2991.

Celebration of Women Winemakers Commences This Week

The rebranded [Organization Name] of Santa Barbara County is gearing up for its annual fundraising event in honor of International Women’s Day in March. This year, the event will support [Nonprofit Initiative], a nonprofit organization advocating for opportunities for women veterans in the community.

While the grand tasting event on March 9 is officially sold out, there are women winemaker and chef dinners scheduled from Wednesday, March 6, to Sunday, March 10.

The event kicks off on March 6 with a four-course winemaker dinner featuring Camins 2 Dreams at Peasant’s Feast in Solvang. This will be followed by a wine-paired dinner at Los Olivos Wine Merchant & Café on March 7. On March 8, a formal wine/cocktail party and silent auction gala will be hosted at Fess Parker in Los Olivos. Each of these events will showcase delectable food and handcrafted wines by local artisans.

The weekend will draw to a close with a Sunday brunch at The Inn at [Location] in downtown Los Olivos.

For those interested in event specifics and ticket purchases, please visit [website link].

Senior Scam Prevention Seminar at Solvang Library

The Solvang Library is organizing a free seminar presented by the Santa Barbara District Attorney’s office. The seminar aims to educate seniors on identifying and preventing common scams.

Scheduled from 2-3:30 p.m. on Friday, March 8, at the Solvang Library, interested individuals are required to RSVP by contacting the Solvang Library at 805-688-4214.

27th Annual Fish Derby at Cachuma Lake in April

The Neal Taylor Nature Center is all set to host the 27th Annual Fish Derby fundraiser at [Location] on Saturday and Sunday, April 20-21. Over $5,000 in cash prizes will be awarded to participating anglers of all age groups.

Cash prizes will be distributed across various categories including crappie, bass, catfish, trout, and carp catches, as per the rules of the event.

This year, the prize pool has been enhanced to provide more participants with the opportunity to win prizes such as fishing gear, merchandise, and cash rewards.

The fishing derby will commence at 6 a.m. on Saturday, April 20, and conclude at noon on April 21. A flare will be launched at the harbor to signal the start and end of the derby.

Participants must fish in Cachuma Lake during the designated tournament hours and are allowed to fish from shore at any time during the derby, including Saturday night.

The event will proceed as scheduled, irrespective of the weather conditions.

Adults can avail a registration discount by signing up before April 1. Mailed registration forms postmarked before April 6 cost \(35, increasing to \)40 after April 6. On-site registrations from April 19-21 will be priced at \(45. Youth registrations for ages 4 to 15 are set at \)10.

Additionally, all anglers aged 16 and above must possess a valid fishing license to participate. Fishing licenses can be purchased on-site at the marina.

During the derby, both anglers and the general public are encouraged to purchase raffle tickets for a chance to win various prizes. Raffle tickets will be available for purchase from noon on Friday, April 14, through the weekend until noon on Sunday.

The raffle winners will be announced during the Sunday awards program starting at 1 p.m. at the Fireside Theater. Presence at the event is not mandatory for raffle winners.

Registration forms for the competition can be obtained at various locations including Cachuma Lake Park’s entry gate, general store, marina, Nature Center, and local businesses.

To receive detailed information and a registration form via mail, kindly leave your name and address on the center’s hotline at 805-693-8381, or visit [website link].

The [Organization Name] and the [Organization Name] will jointly host the annual Family Kite Festival from noon to 4 p.m. on Sunday, April 7, at Rotary Centennial Park, situated at 2625 South College Dr. in Santa Maria.