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Sustainable Seafood Teen Cook-off September 8, 2019 12:30 pm

Children 12 and under $0.00 (USD)  

Reception, Competition, and Q&A with the chefs 

Where: Santa Barbara Maritime Museum, 113 Harbor Way, Santa Barbara
When: Sunday, September 8, 2019, 12:30pm-3:30 pm 

Cost: $10 Adults; $5 Students; Children 12 and under are FREE
Tickets are not refundable. If you are unable to use your ticket, please
contact SBMM so that we can allow someone else to attend. To the extent allowed by law, you can then deduct the entire amount of the ticket price. 

Prepaid Registration Required: register here or call (805) 456-8747 

Title Sponsor: Marie Morrisroe 

Additional Support: Get Hooked and TV Santa Barbara 

You’ve watched them on television, now see them in person as they compete at the Santa Barbara Maritime Museum! In recognition of the growing interest in sustainable seafood, cooking shows and competitions, as well as the emphasis on skills-based programs for teens, SBMM has invited two teen chefs to compete in a locally sourced seafood cook-off in front of a live audience. Both chefs are 14 and have competed on Top Chef Junior. They both started cooking at a young age and were influenced by their extended families, heritage, and travels. They share a passion for cooking and hope they inspire others to follow their dreams as well. 

THE CHEFS Carson Peterson – @topchefcarson Chef Carson Peterson is a professional chef known for his take on classic French cuisine. He appeared on Top Chef Junior Season 2, was featured on the Today Show, competed in the 2019 Strawberry Smack Down and judged the Casa Pacifica Angels Wine, Food and Brew Festival. Chef Carson was also the youngest chef to judge at the 2018 World Championship of Guacamole. You can find Chef Carson in numerous publications, such as Entertainment Weekly, New York Times, Ventura Star, Ventura Reporter, and the Ventura Breeze. His signature dishes include Poisson en Papillote, Coq Au Vin and Croquembouche. 

Rogers Mathews Jr. – @rogersmathewsjr 

Chef Rogers Mathews, Jr. is known for making it all the way to the semi-finals and taking third place in this season’s Top Chef Junior competition. His passion for cooking started at a very young age, cooking with his parents. He has a love for classic French and Asian cuisine, with its complex processes and delicate flavors. He enjoys cooking for family and friends and loves how food brings everyone together. Chef Rogers gains cooking inspiration from his heritage and family travels. Outside of the kitchen, his interests are martial arts and visual and performing arts. An honors student, he is excited about starting high school this fall. 


1. Bonnie Carroll, Founder and Editor-in-chief, Bonnie Carroll’s Life Bites News 

2. Emily Cosentino, Marketing and Promotions Manager, Santa Barbara Independent 

3. Jake Hagen, Assistant Pastry Chef, Newhall Refinery (also MC of the event) 

4. Krista Harris, Editor and Co Publisher, Edible Magazine 

5. Chef Kayla Norton, Pastry Chef, Old Town Junction, Newhall 

6. Chef Daniel Palaima, Tyger Tyger


Cayton Children's Museum


The Cayton Children’s Museum by ShareWell is designed for children, youth, and families to practice being their best selves through immersive play. Our space is segmented into five core wings with exhibits that together offer a fun, active and comprehensive experience for young people to develop their character and play their way to a better world. Visit website to reserve tickets - 2 hour increments. Reservations requiered.


Newly Re-opened Circle V Ranch Camp for Kids Ages 7-13 Has Space & Scholarships Still Available for Last Summer 2019 Session

~Traditional camp just 20 minutes from Santa Barbara offers 6 days/5 nights of summer fun for $600

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Circle V Ranch campers enjoy a variety of activities, fun and fellowship during six days/five nights themed session for kids ages 7-13. Spaces and scholarships are still available for the “Talent Show Week” from August 3-8, 2019.

Ray Lopez, Director of Circle V (Vee) Ranch Camp, located across from Cachuma Lake in the Santa Ynez Valley just 20 minutes from Santa Barbara, has announced that spaces and camperships (scholarships) are only available for the summer 2019 session from Saturday, August 3 to Thursday, August 8 with the theme of Talent Show Week. Deadline to submit an application to attend is July 18, 2019.

Each Circle V Ranch Camp session is six days and five nights of traditional supervised summer fun for boys and girls ages 7 to 13. Campers enjoy activities including archery, arts & crafts, hiking, swimming in the pool, learning about nature, reading skills, painting, photography, playing baseball, basketball, ping pong, foosball, soccer, miniature golf and of course, campfires, skits and singing. There is no TV, radio or internet access to affect the experience. Campers stay in cabins and three nutritious daily meals served family-style in the Dining Lodge are not only for food but also for camaraderie and fellowship.

Circle V Ranch Camp was founded by the Society of St. Vincent de Paul Los Angeles in 1945 and has been located on 30 acres in the Los Padres National Forest in Santa Barbara County since 1990. In summer 2016, the camp hosted more than 1,000 children for this time-honored experience. Circle V Ranch Camp has reopened this summer for the first time since the July 8, 2017 Whittier Wildfire forced the closure due to damage to the health lodge, craft cabin and water treatment facility which have since been repaired.

The Circle V Ranch Camp fee for six days/ five nights including lodging, all meals, activities, recreation and supervised fun is $600 per child. “Camperships” (scholarship funds made by individuals and groups’ donations) are available for qualified campers and reduce fees to as low as $100 per child. For complete information, visit http://www.circlevranchcamp.org/datesthemesfees.html

Parents/guardians are encouraged to contact the Society of St. Vincent de Paul Circle V Ranch Camp main registration office at 323-224-6213 to receive the Camp application or apply online at www.circlevranchcamp.org 


Story Monsters Ink

Story Monsters Ink® Celebrates Five-Year Anniversary

CHANDLER, AZ (July 2019)—Story Monsters Ink® magazine, the literary resource for parents, teachers and librarians, is celebrating a big milestone next month. August marks the fifth anniversary since Story Monsters LLC published its first issue.

President and publisher Linda F. Radke always dreamed of publishing a magazine during her 30-plus years in the publishing industry, but struggled to find the right message to share. That all changed with the creation of the Story Monster mascot, initially as a puppet, then a lovable, huggable 6-foot tall mascot to inspire children to love to read. As a book publisher, Radke saw first-hand how people of all ages reacted to the performance puppets she created to complement her authors’ books.

“With Story Monster, I wanted to find a way to take reading from feeling like a chore to an activity that children love,” says Radke. “It was amazing to see the reactions we got wherever we went with him. Pure joy is the best way to describe it.”

At last, Radke found the message she wanted to share, and Story Monsters Ink was born. Since its beginning, the magazine’s mission has been to make reading fun by bringing the best news in books to parents, educators, librarians, and book lovers. The first issue was a 20-page newsletter and now, it has flourished into a full-fledged digital magazine that reaches international audiences of all ages. Under the helm of editor-in-chief, Cristy Bertini, each issue features columns by the world’s bestselling author James Patterson and Scholastic Book Clubs president Judy Newman, as well as author profiles, book reviews, movie reviews and much more. With teachers in mind, each issue also provides online access to classroom questions to use with students.

“Somewhere in my childhood I must have done something right,” says Radke. “I am so very blessed to be surrounded by such a dedicated and talented team of professionals to reach this important milestone. The wonderful content that is produced each month would never happen without them.”

Published monthly and supported primarily by its advertisers, Story Monsters Ink has consciously provided articles and columns that educate and inspire and has tackled tough subjects such as learning disabilities, bullying and eco-awareness. The magazine has featured celebrities such as the late Stan Lee, Kobe Bryant, LeVar Burton, Nathan Lane, Julian Lennon, Jamie Lee Curtis, Kelly Clarkson, Kate DiCamillo, Jason Reynolds and Jeff Kinney, to name a few.

“When thinking about how the magazine has evolved over the past five years, I am truly humbled by the diversity and breadth of the folks that we’ve had the privilege of featuring,” says Radke. “Heroes come in all shapes, sizes and ages. I am thrilled to discover that so many celebrities who I have long admired are also lifelong supporters of literacy.”

Digital subscriptions are available through the Story Monsters Ink app, Apple App Store, Google Play and Amazon.com for $4.99 for 12 issues per year. Teachers can subscribe for free by visiting https://www.storymonsters.com/store/subscription and entering the code STORYMONSTERTEACHERS at checkout. Authors or publishers seeking book review consideration or organizations interested in advertising to a targeted market while supporting literacy should contact Cristy Bertini at cristy@storymonsters.com or (413) 687-0733. To learn more about Story Monsters Ink, visit www.storymonsters.com.



About Story Monsters LLC

Story Monsters LLC is home to the award-winning Story Monsters Ink® magazine, the literary resource for teachers, librarians, and parents. For more than 30 years, we have also helped authors of all genres strive for excellence through our award-winning marketing and publicity services, book award programs, School Express Press, and opportunities to connect with schools and the media through AuthorBookings.com.

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