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300 Hot Springs Rd
Montecito, CA, 93108
United States

(805) 969-8011

Casa Dorinda offers independence without worry, healthcare without hassle, and a lifestyle tailored to you.  From fine dining to private medical services, our all-inclusive approach to retirement living will leave you thinking: Life is good, but retirement is even better.

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Special Events

Special Events for Residents


May
15
6:30 PM18:30

UCSB Arts & Lecture Series

Time

6:30 pm - Bus Departure

Details

Soprano - Audra McDonald

Backed by a superb trio of musicians, McDonald presents her trademark mix of show tunes, classic songs from movies and pieces written expressly for her by leading contemporary composers. For tickets ranging from $49 to $129, call 893-3535; please sign up in the Mail Room. A minimum of five attendees will be necessary for this event. 

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May
8
9:00 AM09:00

Tuesday Morning Walking Group - Stearns Wharf

Time

9:00 am - Bus Departure

Details

Breakwater to Stearns Wharf

Today, we’ll start by walking out on the Breakwater and then to bottom of Stearns Wharf. For those who prefer, you can simply walk the Breakwater, and then ride on the bus to the Pier, where the bus will pick up the rest of the walkers. The Casa bus departs at 9:00 am from the circle; pleases sign up in the Mail Room. 

 

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May
7
4:00 PM16:00

"The Capitol Steps"

Time

7:30 pm - Bus Departure

Details

No one in the headlines is safe from the side-splitting satire of the Capitol Steps, the only group in Washington attempting to be funnier than Congress. For tickets ranging from $35 to $105, call 963-0761. Please sign up in the Mail Room. 

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May
1
9:00 AM09:00

Tuesday Morning Walking Group - Botanic Gardens

Time

9:00 am - Bus Departure

Details

Santa Barbara Botanic Garden: Wildflower Meadow and Beyond

On this morning, we’ll explore a new location and will head to the very heart of the Botanic Garden with its stunning wildflower meadow display. You may walk as much or as little as you wish. If you wish to simply come along and enjoy the scenic view from nearby benches, you are more than welcome. 

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Apr
28
1:00 PM13:00

Art of the Table - SBMA

Time

1:00 pm - Bus Departure

Details

This event will feature dramatic and imaginative tablescapes created by twelve designers of local and national acclaim, each inspired by a specific piece of artwork from the museum’s permanent collection. From traditional and elegant dining tables to fantasy and whimsical installations, these memorable creations will awe and amaze. Admission to SBMA members is free; non-member admission for seniors is $6, at the door. Please sign up in the Mail Room. 

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Mar
27
12:00 PM12:00

Tuesday Adventure - Lunch at Convivo

Time

12:00 pm - Bus Departure

Details

Convivo is a festive gathering place for locals and visitors alike inside the newly-restored Santa Barbara Inn. Chef-Owner Peter McNee’s food is best described as ‘Nomad Italian’. It strays from the standard or traditional Italian, sourcing inspiration from many other cultures’ cooking but its soul is thoroughly Italian. A sample menu is located underneath the sign-up sheet in the Mail Room. 

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Mar
27
9:00 AM09:00

Tuesday Morning Walking Group - Breakwater to the Pier

Time

9:00 am - Bus Departure

Details

Join us for a walk where we’ll start at the Breakwater and walk to the Pier. For those who prefer, you can walk the Breakwater, and then take a ride on the bus to the Pier, while others can walk from the Breakwater, along Cabrillo Blvd, where the bus will meet us. Whatever route you choose, it will be a delightful walk, with stunning views all around. Bus departs at 9:00 am from the circle; please sign up in the Mail Room. 

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Mar
8
9:30 AM09:30

SBMA Winter 2018 Lecture Series: Early Renaissance through early Modernism

Time

9:30 am - Bus Departure

Details

Art Matters is presented by the Santa Barbara Museum of Art and is a premiere lecture series intended for continuing adult education in the history of art. Art historians, curators, and conservators offer fascinating insights into their areas of specialization. For tickets, call 884-6423. The sign-up sheet is in the Mail Room. 

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Feb
22
9:30 AM09:30

SBMA Winter 2018 Lecture Series: Early Renaissance through early Modernism

Time

9:30 am - Bus Departure

Details

Art Matters is presented by the Santa Barbara Museum of Art and is a premiere lecture series intended for continuing adult education in the history of art. Art historians, curators, and conservators offer fascinating insights into their areas of specialization. For tickets, call 884-6423. The sign-up sheet is in the Mail Room. 

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Feb
15
9:30 AM09:30

SBMA Winter 2018 Lecture Series: Early Renaissance through early Modernism

Time

9:30 am - Bus Departure

Details

Art Matters is presented by the Santa Barbara Museum of Art and is a premiere lecture series intended for continuing adult education in the history of art. Art historians, curators, and conservators offer fascinating insights into their areas of specialization. For tickets, call 884-6423. The sign-up sheet is in the Mail Room. 

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Feb
8
9:30 AM09:30

SBMA Winter 2018 Lecture Series: Early Renaissance through early Modernism

Time

9:30 am - Bus Departure

Details

Art Matters is presented by the Santa Barbara Museum of Art and is a premiere lecture series intended for continuing adult education in the history of art. Art historians, curators, and conservators offer fascinating insights into their areas of specialization. For tickets, call 884-6423. The sign-up sheet is in the Mail Room. 

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Feb
1
9:30 AM09:30

SBMA Winter 2018 Lecture Series: Early Renaissance through early Modernism

Time

9:30 am - Bus Departure

Details

Art Matters is presented by the Santa Barbara Museum of Art and is a premiere lecture series intended for continuing adult education in the history of art. Art historians, curators, and conservators offer fascinating insights into their areas of specialization. For tickets, call 884-6423. The sign-up sheet is in the Mail Room. 

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Jan
16
1:00 PM13:00

Art Glass Blowing Demonstration

Location

Santa Barbara Art Glass Studio - 1:00 pm Bus Departure

Details

Join us for a demonstration and behind-the-scenes tour of the Santa Barbara Art Glass Studio. Saul began working with glass at a time when reverence for the medium and for technique was paramount. He uses a variety of glass such as iridescent, translucent and dichroic. Each piece is blown, shaped or cut-out by hand and assembled into a form that ensures no two finished pieces are the same. Please note: studio art glass is available for purchase. Sign up in the Mail Room; space is limited to twelve. 

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Jan
9
9:00 AM09:00

Casa Walking Group - Breakwater

Time

9:00 am - Bus Departure

Details

On this day, we’ll explore the Reserve which supports many sensitive plant and animal species. It is adjacent to Carpinteria State Beach, sub tidal rocky reef and kelp beds, offers on-site interpretive trails and benches to sit and relax. 

Come and join us! 

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Dec
2
7:30 PM19:30

UCSB Arts & Lectures Presents: Pink Martini at the Arlington

Time

7:30 pm - Bus Departure

Details

A sure sell-out Holiday Spectacular with singer China Forbes, so get your tickets early, and celebrate the most wonderful time of the year with Pink Martini, the globetrotting “little orchestra” that draws inspiration from classic Hollywood musicals and crosses genres to create an eclectic, modern sound. For tickets ranging from $43 to $153, please call 893-3535; the sign-up sheet for transportation is in the Mail Room. 

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Nov
28
10:30 AM10:30

Tuesday Adventure: Camarillo Outlets

Time

10:30 pm - Bus Departure

Details

Join us for lunch and shopping at the Outlets. For your convenience, Bob will circle the parking lot periodically, so you can hop on the bus at any time to relax, or simply drop off your purchases. Lunch is your choice at a variety of restaurants. Please sign up in the Mail Room. 

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Nov
21
1:00 PM13:00

Westmont Ridley-Tree Museum of Art

Time

1:00 pm - Bus Departure

Details

Guatemala from 33,000km: Contemporary art, 1960 - Present.

Join us for a docent tour of this exhibit that is organized by the Museum of Contemporary Art Santa Barbara, in conjunction with co-curators Miki Garcia and Emilano Valdés. Casa residents Fima & Jere Lifshitz have their painting, En Tono Major by Carlos Merida, on display with this exhibit. Admission is free; please sign up in the Mail Room.

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Nov
16
11:45 AM11:45

Bocce and Lunch at Arnoldi's

Time

11:45 am - Bus Departure

Details

By now, you may have heard about the possibility of Bocce at Casa. Here’s a chance to try the game and enjoy some Italian food. Casa resident Bill Rutledge will be on hand to settle arguments as to who is closest to the Pallino! Watch the “How to Video”, and don’t forget to sign up in the Mail Room. 

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Nov
14
9:00 AM09:00

Tuesday Morning Social Club

Time

9:00 am - Bus Departure

Details

On this morning, our group will explore a new destination, and head to Montecito’s historic cemetery. A wonderfully peaceful setting, with its magnificent location perched atop a seaside cliff overlooking the ocean, mountains and city, as well as its unusual architectural features, including one-of-a-kind grand mausoleum, and the historic main buildings with their wonderful public art. 

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