Friday, May 30, 2014

Save the Date! Sharing & Caring Block Party on Sat., May 31st

THIS SATURDAY, come visit the CLL booth at the Calle Real Center for the Sharing and Caring block party! 

And please note these upcoming Summer term dates:

Important Dates for Summer 2014
  • Summer Term starts June 23rd  and ends August 23rd, 2014
  • Watch for the Summer Term schedule, available on June 2nd online and in print.
  • Staggered registration begins June 9th 
Plans for This Weekend? 
You're invited to the Third Annual Block Party and Caring & Sharing event at the Calle Real Center (between Patterson and Fairview) in Goleta

The CLL is partnering up with Kumon Math and Reading Center of Goleta; you can find us outside their storefront at 5707 Calle Real.  

Sharing Caring Logo
What: Caring & Sharing Third Annual Block Party 

Who: Local merchants in Calle Real Center, Local Non-Profits

When: Saturday, May 31st from 12 Noon - 3 p.m. 

Where: Calle Real Center (between Patterson and Fairview) in Goleta

Sign up for newsletter and enter raffle for two movie tickets!

    We hope to see you there! 

Thursday, May 29, 2014

Get Creative at the CLL

Don't wait for summer to advance your arts and crafts skills! 

Express yourself and get creative with these arts and crafts classes still accepting students this spring term at the CLL.  

You won’t want to miss the final Jewelry Workshop of the spring term!

One-Day Only!
Jewelry Workshop
with Keith Hale
Tuesday, June 3rd
1 p.m. – 4 p.m.
This class allows experienced jewelry students to work on personal projects with instructor support. Demonstrations will be provided by the instructor in a variety of jewelry making techniques and methods pertaining to student’s individual needs. Materials will not be provided; students will be expected to provide materials for their own projects. Students should have completed beginning jewelry classes and be familiar with the use of the jewelry lab. This class is not structured for beginning students. Class Cost: $18 Register Now!

Good with your hands? You might also be interested in Individualized Sewing.
Click here to learn more!

The SBCC Center for Lifelong Learning Spring Term continues through June 14. Come choose from the remaining 16 spring term evening, weekday and Saturday classes, including one-day workshops. Register today at

Thursday, May 22, 2014

Dinner Tonight at the CLL

Cheese and Tomato Tart Recipe
(Courtesy of CLL Cooking Instructor, Jill Yeomans)
Serves 6-8
Level: easy 
Prep time: 20 minutes 

Needed: Shallow fluted ceramic quiche or 9-inch metal tart pan.


For the crust: 
  • 1 package Pâte Brisée (puff pastry), defrosted 
  • 1 Tablespoon Dijon mustard

For the filling: 
  • 3 large eggs 
  • 3 finely diced shallots 
  • 3 gratings of fresh nutmeg 
  • 6 drops Tabasco or Siracha Sauce
  • 1 teaspoon Herbs de Provence 
  • 2 medium tomatoes, sliced 1/4 inch thick 
  • 1-1/2 cup whole milk or half-and-half 
  • 1-1/2 cup grated Swiss cheese or Gruyère
  • 1 cup grated extra sharp cheddar 
  • Salt & freshly ground pepper

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  2. Fit Pâte Brisée into tart or quiche pan, squeezing the seams together. Flute the top by pinching, trim with small knife. Pastry must be chilled for at least 20 minutes, and can be covered and chilled for up to 3 days.
  3. Using a pastry brush, brush 1 T Dijon mustard on the interior of the pastry.
  4. Whisk eggs and milk together, add herbs, shallots and cheeses.
  5. Pour mixture into tart pan, place sliced tomatoes on top.
  6. Bake on a sheet pan for 20 minutes or until top looks browned. May be served warm, or at room temperature.


Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Support Your Center for Lifelong Learning

The Campaign for Student Success ends next week on Friday, May 23rd. 

SUYL_blast.jpgThis year the Center for Lifelong Learning has already enrolled over 7,000 unduplicated students for over 1,000 classes – a total of almost 20,000 registrations!   

Many thanks for all your great support during our first year of operation!  We are up and running, thanks to you and your friends!

We ask  for donations to help us continue our mission of successfully offering high quality, low cost lifelong learning classes to our community!  Every dollar counts!

Please consider a donation to support the CLL at: 

Please encourage your friends and family to make a donation as well, no matter how small. Funds will help us support three specific areas:
  • Tuition Assistance
  • Classes and Facilities
  • Outreach
To make a donation in any amount, please visit and click “Give Now”.

Every gift moves us towards a bright future!  Your support will help us maintain the high quality and variety of classes for our diverse community of lifelong learners. Thank You

Friday, May 9, 2014

Give Mom the Gift of Learning

Give the gift of learning: a class any Mother would love!

Mother’s Day is almost here - have you found that perfect gift for Mom?  Spending time with her family is the most memorable gift – there’s a cooking class at CLL for every type of Mama (Dads are welcome, too!).

with Michele Molony
2 Mondays, beginning May 12th
10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Master the subtleties of chili selection and preparation. Learn where to purchase and how to identify chilies of all varieties and potency. You'll sample chilies and sauces while learning recipes. Experience the world of chilies and your dishes will never be the same. Class Cost: $35 Materials Cost: $15

with Monica de Alba
3 Mondays, beginning May 12th
10 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Learn how to prepare homemade dishes such as Mexican Tamales wrapped in banana leaves, Mexican stews, Cuban-style Pork Roast, Peruvian Ceviche, Brazilian Moqueca (seafood stew with coconut milk) and Argentinean Empanadas. You will learn different cooking techniques and explore unique ingredients and new spices. Class Cost: $52 Materials Cost: $30
Register here.

with Suzanne Lemagie
2 Thursdays, beginning May 15th
6 p.m. – 9 p.m.
This class will explain the concept of emphasizing fresh foods that are nutrient dense, with lots of naturally-occurring vitamins and minerals and avoids foods that are processed and less nutritional. Learn how to prepare delicious dishes that fit the Paleo dietary plan, including dessert! Class Cost: $53 Materials Cost: $20
Register here.

with Suzanne Lemagie
2 Tuesdays, beginning May 27th
6 p.m. – 9 p.m.
Roast, grill and bake veggies, fruit desserts, salads, biscuits, soup (yes, soup) and protein entrees! Think beyond the 'hunk of meat' BBQ and explore the many ways of the grill. Learn about marinades and rubs too. You will also learn how to prepare fabulous picnic salad sides to satisfy both the meat lovers and the vegans! Class Cost: $53 Materials Cost: $20
Register here.

with Michele Molony
Friday, June 6th
10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Turn the ordinary into extraordinary with a one of a kind sauce. Technique is everything in the creation of an elegant sauce. You will gain hands-on experience applying the skills demonstrated in class on your own culinary creation. Let a master chef show you how to tackle the most daunting of sauces. Class Cost: $23 Materials Cost: $10

with Michele Molony
Friday, June 13th
10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Never fear fish again. Learn how to take a whole fish and prepare it into a variety of cuts then discover wonderful methods to turn your grouper into a gourmet delicacy. Tips, tricks and lots of hands-on experience mastering the denizens of the deep. Class Cost: $23 Materials Cost: $10

The SBCC Center for Lifelong Learning Spring Term continues through June 14. Come choose from over 330 evening, weekday and Saturday classes, including one-day workshops starting and ending throughout the term. Register today at