Future-Focused Education

The Sycamore School in Malibu is breaking out of the traditional public school format and teaching kids how to love learning. At Sycamore, educators become curators of experiences; guides and coaches who help students explore, observe and reflect. Merging the best classroom practices and proven methods with educational theory and developments in learning science, Sycamore helps students use their knowledge, skills and abilities to embrace their curiosity in service of deeper learning. Their recent “I Can’t” Burial and Cardboard Carnival represent just a couple of their innovative activities. Sycamore-School.org

Light Up the Holidays

Get into the holiday spirit at the 32nd Annual Parade of Lights at Stearns Wharf in Santa Barbara, December 16, at 5:30 p.m. The event includes some 30 festively decorated boats motoring, sailing and paddling the Santa Barbara Coastline. Judging for the parade takes place from the east side of Stearns Wharf. Following the parade, just before the fireworks launch, the Honorable Mayor Helene Schneider will turn on the lights of a beautiful 25-foot Green White Fir to officially open the holiday season for the Waterfront.

Parking is available on Stearns Wharf (prior to 3:30 p.m.) and at the Chase Palm Park & Garden Street parking lots. StearnsWharf.org.

Legendary Musicians Play for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital

The annual Scott Medlock-Robby Krieger All-Star Concert at the breathtaking Saddlerock Ranch featured an evening of unforgettable performances by legendary musicians, including Robby Krieger (The Doors), Alex Lifeson (Rush), Orianthi (Michael Jackson), Danny Seraphine (Chicago/CTA), Jason Scheff (Chicago), Elliot Easton (The Cars), Lukas Nelson and many others. Guests enjoyed unlimited tastings from Mastro’s Steakhouse, Westlake Village Inn, Duke’s Malibu, Woodpecker’s Backyard BBQ, Two Guys Grilling, Malibu Family Wines, Figueroa Mountain Brewery, Asombroso Tequila and Tito’s Handmade Vodka. Event proceeds, including a lively auction, benefit St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. TheMedlockKrieger.com