Come enjoy a summer's evening gathering in support of St. Mark's work as a Santa Barbara County community service hub for the Santa Ynez Valley region.
While we were open all day and every day during the pandemic, helping any way we could, it's time for a new season of neighborly work and this year's Summer Classic kicks it off.
With the renovation work on the SYV Community Kitchen complete, we're embarking on the programs and connections we have long-imagined for that space.
Open Doors is in full-swing, heading up to the 100-plus non-profit and community-based groups that typically meet (on a no-fee basis) at St. Mark's annually.
Our professional preschool offered a full school year of in-person early childhood education in 2020-2021 and with generous scholarship help we are getting ready to serve children and families in the 2021-22 school year.
We've had our first in-person concert and plan to launch a full season of live concerts and other arts events this fall.
Daily we open our doors to area residents, workers, and visitors. We offer restrooms, Wi-Fi, labyrinth, shady courtyard, and other amenities (like ice water on hot days and treats and water for dogs every day). An inviting haven of welcomeness 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, live music by CINCOPATE…
Chef Jake's rustic and elegant menu…
and a short, spirited live auction…
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. We know that COVID has been financially a 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 805-325-9280
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.