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Wine tasting tour - Wednesday 10/26

Please sign up before 4pm today, Tuesday 10/25! Send an email to mski@uw.edu.

We are going to drive into the beautiful Santa Ynez Valley and stop at two wineries / vineyards. The schedule is
1:30 pm Meet at KITP common's room, drive to Santa Ynez Valley,
3:00 pm Winery tour and tasting at first location,
4:30 pm Wine tasting at second location.

Seven Falls Hike - Monday 9/5

Information is here: http://www.santabarbarahikes.com/hikes/frontcountry/7falls.shtml
The trailhead is at the end of Tunnel Road, roughly here: end of tunnel rd
Although google maps seems to be a little confused around this area so here are the directions:
From the Santa Barbara Mission, take Mission Canyon Road north towards the mountains for 0.6 miles to
Foothill Road - turn right. Drive 0.2 miles to Mission Canyon Road and turn left. Continue 0.3 miles and bear
left at a road split onto Tunnel Road. Drive 1.1 mile and park along the right side of the road near the road's end.

Let's meet at the trailhead at 10:30am. Bring water, food and sturdy shoes (that is no flip-flops, running shoes should be fine.)
Parking is a premium, so car pooling is best. Also you could bike to the trailhead.
Sign up here (so I know who to wait for):
- Tom Faulkner, + 1 car containing Nabil and Vijay. Can pickup 2 more from downtown area.
- Hong Liu, needs a ride (from UCSB campus)
- Andreas Karch will join if he can get a ride (from UCSB campus)
- Eric Perlmutter can drive four people from campus to the hike. Meet outside KITP at 10:00?

Whale Watching - Sunday 9/10

They are organized by http://www.sealanding.net/Pages/Home.asp
Every day a half-day expedition starts at 10am and lasts 4.5 hrs (directions on the website).The price is $80.
I (G. Policastro) would suggest to go on Sunday. If you're interested add your name here, or write me
a message or tell me in person or let me know in whichever way you prefer, and I'll call to make a reservation, preferably by

Weekly "Tea" time - 5:30 pm @ the Ocean tower

Participate in the consumption of ""tea", a weekly tradition at the KITP, on Fridays at 5:30pm in the Ocean tower. See you there,

Group Dinner

Last group dinner! Thursday November 17
We will meet either at 7:15 pm at Zaytoon restaurant near the downtown in Santa Barbara, or at 6:30 PM at the KITP. If there are not enough cars, we will take the 24X bus leaving at 6:35.

Please sign up before Thursday at 4 pm
To sign up write your name below here (click on Edit in the upper right hand corner and then Save), indicating:
-if you have a car and how many extra seats you can offer
-if you need a ride
-the number of additional people coming with you

Nabil Iqbal is coming, no car.
Cindy Keeler is coming
Julian Sonner is coming.
Koushik Balasubramanian is coming.
David Vegh is coming, meeting there.
Alejandra Castro is coming.
Eric Perlmutter is coming.
Vijay Kumar is coming + 1.
Xi Dong is coming, will need a ride.
Tom Faulkner is coming.
John McGreevy is coming.
Loganayagam is coming.

Previous dinners:

Thursday September 1
Meet either at 7:00 pm at Carlitos restaurant on lower State Street, or at 6:30 pm at the KITP.

Thursday September 8
Spice avenue

Thursday September 15
We will meet either at 7:00 pm at China Pavilion on Chapala Street downtown, or at 6:30 PM at the KITP.

Thursday September 22
We will meet either at 7:00 pm at La super-rica taqueria on Milpas, or at 6:30 PM at the KITP

Thursday September 29

Thursday October 6
Enterprise Fish Co.

Thursday October 13
We will meet either at 7:00 pm at Spice Avenue on State street, or at 6:30 PM at the KITP.

Thursday October 20
We will meet either at 7:00 pm at Sojourner Cafe off State street, or at 6:30 PM at the KITP.

Thursday October 27

Thursday November 10

Jazz & Folk MusicSB has but one place that features jazz and folk: SOhO Restaurant & Music Club .They have decent food if you want to eat before/during a performance.

Hiking around Santa Barbara

Sport Activities

Anyone interested in swimming/running (maybe biking if nice bikes available for renting) or playing some sports like table tennis or soccer at the Rec.Cen. of UCSB !? Drop a line here or pop up at my office.