Friday, July 25, 2014

Two of the 2014 “Top 100 Most Spiritually Influential Living People*” are coming to Santa Barbara!

 August 1st – 3rd
Our friends at La Casa de Maria Retreat & Conference Center present: “Our Emergence into Christ Consciousness”, a retreat with acclaimed spiritual theologian and activist Matthew Fox, PhD.

September 8th

The CLL welcomes visionary biologist and author Rupert Sheldrake for the 35th Anniversary Mind & Supermind (part of our CLL Presents Major Issues lecture & event series).

Listen online to Sheldrake and Fox together in a new series of dialogues on Consciousness and Spirituality. “…profound and challenging reflections on the dance between consciousness, religion, and spirituality in our time.” 

*View London’s Watkins Books Watkins’ “Spiritual 100 List for 2014”
AUGUST 1 – 3
“Our Emergence into Christ Consciousness” with Matthew Fox, PhD
(A program of La Casa de Maria Retreat and Conference Center)

Join Matthew Fox, PhD., internationally acclaimed spiritual theologian, Episcopal priest, and activist, for “Our Emergence into Christ Consciousness”, a retreat at La Casa de Maria. Matthew Fox is a prophetic author, educator, theologian, and contemporary scholar/activist for a creation-centered spirituality. He has written over 30 books, including the Cosmic Christ and a new work on Meister Eckhart: A Mystic Warrior for Our Tim. Fox will discuss his ideas surrounding the Creation Spirituality Movement, the struggle for justice and the work of sacred activism and intergenerational wisdom as a part of the picture. It calls us to a deep ecumenism and a path of wisdom for the healing of the planet. La Casa de Maria is an interfaith retreat and conference center.

  • August 1st-3rd, 2014 (Friday 7:30 p.m. to Sunday 1 p.m.)
  • La Casa de Maria, 800 El Bosque Road Santa Barbara, CA 93108
  • Residential fee $400, commuter fee $300 (Partial Scholarship available)
  • Contact:, email:, or call (805) 969-5031

And coming Soon at the CLL:
Extended Minds: Recent Experimental Evidence

When: Monday, September 8th 

Where: New Vic Theatre
(Plus an exclusive VIP Meet & Greet opportunity)

CLL Fall Term Registration begins Monday, August 18

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Remaining Summer Jewelry Classes

We hope you’re enjoying your summer at the CLL!

EarringsDid you know, there are two remaining jewelry-making classes this summer term?

Practice exciting jewelry-making techniques with Carl Stanley with his jewelry-making classes starting Wednesday, July 23rd

 This Wednesday is the perfect time to:
✔ Learn or refine your jewelry-making skills!
✔ Create wearable art for yourself or as gift.
✔ Enjoy an experienced beginner or advanced jewelry making class!

Here’s what’s coming up:

BroochJewelry Soldering - Information, Focus, Practice 
with Carl Stanley 
4 Wednesdays, beginning July 23
1 p.m. – 4 p.m.Designed for experienced beginners to advanced jewelry students who want to develop soldering and torch operation skills. A variety of soldering techniques, theories and set-ups are covered. Students will learn torch use and complex design issues that require many solder connections. Materials Cost: $25.00  Class Cost: $95.00 

Register HERE.

NecklaceJewelry Workshop
with Carl Stanley
4 Wednesdays, beginning July 23
9 a.m. – 12 Noon
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: $95.00 

Click HERE to register now.

CharmDid you create jewelry at the CLL? 
Send us photos of your artwork to share on our website! 

Send photos to: 

The SBCC Center for Lifelong Learning Summer Term continues through August 23rd. Come choose from over 147 evening, weekday and Saturday classes, including one-day workshops starting and ending throughout the term. Register today at

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Financial Assistance for Parenting Classes

UpsidedownWhile we aim to keep the CLL’s great Parenting Classes affordable, we know tuition can still be a stretch. 

It’s easy to apply for CLL Tuition Assistance – the deadline is this Friday, July 18th.  

Come “Back to School” this Fall with your infant, toddler or pre-K child: ages 1 month – 5 years! Spend fun, safe and healthy mornings together, while learning hands-on how to be the best parent you can be.

Need Help Paying Tuition for CLL Parenting Classes? Fall Tuition Assistance Applications Due Friday, July 18th by 4 p.m.

Tuition Assist3 easy ways to apply: 
  1. ONLINE: click here for the online application
  2. PRINT & DROP OFF: Download the printable form, fill it out and bring it to either the Schott Campus or Wake Campus.
  3. IN PERSON: Come to either the Schott Campus or Wake Campus to pick up and complete the application form.
This Fall, come learn positive parenting attitudes and how to create your healthy parent-child relationship in a safe and stimulating environment with age appropriate activities for infants and children.

Parents and caregivers with children will learn all about typical stages of development through observation, participation with other families and discussion. Be sure to register early to ensure your class will run.

Which classes are for you? Use this handy chart and consider your child’s age and interests. Parenting Classes available this Fall at the CLL include:
Parenting Chart
Find out all about SBCC Center for Lifelong Learning, visit

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Fresh ideas for Summer meals

Fresh ideas for Summer meals... at the CLL

This summer, WOW your friends and family with a new recipe or meal, with hands-on cooking classes at the CLL.

Whatever your schedule, you can still register for evening, weekday, or weekend classes and workshops starting throughout the term.

Register now to ensure your spot in these upcoming classes: 

Saturday Workshops (one-day only!)
Cooking Fresh from the Farmer's Market
Grilling Beyond the BBQ

Weekday Series
Latin American Cuisine Made Simple for You

Evening Class Series
Trader Joe's Picnic and BBQ Dishes 

Cooking Fresh from the Farmer's Market
with Suzanne Lemagie
Saturday, July 12
9:30 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Students discover new seasonal foods and experiment with familiar foods. Class will meet at the Santa Barbara Farmer's Market for an educational shopping experience, then return to the kitchen to prepare purchased ingredients. Fresh vegetables and salads are paired to create a delicious appetizer, entree, and fresh fruit dessert. Class Cost: $39.00 Materials Cost: $12.00
Register HERE

Latin American Cuisine Made Simple for You
with Monica de Alba
3 Mondays, beginning July 14
10 a.m. - 1 p.m. 
Experience the exotic dishes of Latin America by making the constantly changing menu highlighting a variety of countries. Hands-on and delicious you will indulge in taste delights from Mexico, Cuba, Peru, Brazil, Argentina and more. Discover a huge selection of new and unique ingredients and learn where they can be purchased locally. Always new recipes so this is a class that can be taken over and over. Create happy friends and family when you serve up these wonderful meals. Experienced or beginners are welcome. Class Cost: $52.00 Materials Cost: $40.00 
Click HERE to register.

Trader Joe’s Picnic and BBQ Dishes
with Suzanne Lemagie
2 Tuesdays, beginning August 5
6 p.m. - 9 p.m.
It is picnic and BBQ season but who wants to spend hours preparing. Get some help from the Joe down the street and discover all the delicious prepared and easy to prepare options. From casual to elegant you will have the solutions your guests will love and still have time to enjoy the outing yourself. Class Cost: $47.00 Materials Cost: $20.00
Spaces are filling up fast. 
Register HERE

Grilling Beyond the BBQ
with Suzanne Lemagie
Saturday, August 9
9 a.m. - 1p.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. We'll also prepare fabulous picnic salad sides to satisfy both the meat lovers and the vegans! Grilled Summer Gazpacho Soup; Grilled Corn Salsa with Seasonal Seafood; Fabulous Grilled Vegetable Platter; Grilled Pineapple; Kebobs, Grilled Grass Fed Steak with Caramelized onions over Wilted Greens; Chicken Sausage over Spring Greens and Buttermilk Dressing are just some of the dishes you will enjoy preparing in class. Class Cost: $39.00 Materials Cost: $12.00
Grab a friend, and register HERE

The SBCC Center for Lifelong Learning Summer Term continues through August 23rd. Come choose from over 147 evening, weekday and Saturday classes, including one-day workshops starting and ending throughout the term. Register today at