Welcome to the 2022 Summer Classic!
Come enjoy a summer's evening (great food and wine, friends old and new) gathering in support of St. Mark's work as a Santa Barbara County community service hub for the Santa Ynez Valley region.
St. Mark's is full swing in a new season of neighborly work and this year's Summer Classic gathers the people, relationships, and commitment that will keep us all going!
The SYV Community Kitchen is now fully permitted and building the programs and connections we have long-imagined for that space.
Open Doors is welcoming many non-profit and community-based groups to gather on a no-fee basis to do the critically important work that is urgent in rebuilding everything we know we need to move into the very uncertain future we all face.Typically more than 100 organizations meet annually at St. Mark's -- many of them County-wide groups and projects finding St. Mark's to be a place of constructive hospitality, bringing people together.
Our professional preschool has been offering full, in-person school years since fall of 2020 and it is no secret that children need these face-to-face learning and growth opportunities. Early childhood education is both a stressed and essential resource in our communities and we have a responsibility to build scholarship funds to assure it is available to everyone in our SYV community.
The Santa Ynez Valley Concert Series gathered a full season of in-person audiences to hear stellar artists offer five magnificent concerts. The 2022-23 season is being planned now. The 43rd season of this much-beloved chamber music series will continue the availability of the fine arts for people in our region.
Daily we open our doors to area residents, workers, and visitors. We offer restrooms, Wi-Fi, labyrinth, a shady courtyard, and other amenities (like ice water on hot days and treats and water for dogs every day). An inviting haven of welcome we all need.
Through the Summer Classic, you make all of this possible.
Can't come to the event but want to donate to community service in the Santa Ynez Valley? Text "SERVSYV" to 44321 or click the button below.
Beginning at 5:30 pm…
plentiful local wines, ales, and ciders…
appetizers, lively conversation…
a silent auction...
Chef Jake's rustic and elegant menu…
and a short, spirited live auction with auctioneer Ken Hollister…
a beautiful summer's evening…
Choose your own reservation donation.
We are looking forward to gathering friends from all over and want everyone to be able to participate in ways that make sense for them. These days are a financial boon for some and devastating for others. Let's all gather for a fun evening of caring for our community through the Summer Classic.
The suggested reservation donation is $100 per person, but you can make the donation that will work for you.
Classic Circle sponsorships (include a table of 10) are $1,000.00, $2,000.00, and $5,000.00 and contribute significantly to underwriting event expenses and supporting the critical community service that is the focus of this event. All Classic Circle Sponsors will be recognized in our event program and other communication.
Reservation Phone 805-245-8440
You can call the Reservation Phone to reserve or if you have questions about an online reservation or a reservation you sent in by postal mail - or any other question about the event! The Reservation Phone is not staffed 24/7 so please leave a message if someone isn't able to answer right away.
Thank you Sponsors!