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Santa Ynez Valley News
Historical Society to hold Spaghetti Western Night

If you classify yourself as a Baby Boomer, then you certainly remember those Spaghetti Westerns “A Fistful of Dollars,” “The Good, the Bad and the Ugly” and “A Few Dollars More.” Who can forget the haunting movie theme by Ennio Morricone and Clint’s menacing gaze?

In celebration of Santa Ynez Day on Saturday, June 14, the old Spaghetti Western is back … along with a hearty spaghetti meal and a live band for dancing, as well. This evening of food, fun and entertainment for the whole family is a community event that will benefit the Santa Ynez Valley Historical Museum and its renown Carriage House.

The dinner and dance, which is being held in the courtyard at the Historical Museum, is open to the public and the community is encouraged to come on out and have a great time in celebration of Santa Ynez Day. A buffet spaghetti dinner including salad, garlic bread and dessert will be served by Museum volunteers beginning at 5:30 p.m. and ending at 7 p.m., when the band “Last Call” starts up with their famous Western and oldies dance music. Classic Spaghetti Westerns will be showing throughout the evening in the Carriage House, and, of course, popcorn and peanuts will be available.

“Santa Ynez Day used to have a street dance but it was disbanded a number of years ago. The Historical Museum thought it would be fun to bring the dance back to the evening, “ said Chris Bashforth, museum director. “We added a hearty spaghetti meal and the Spaghetti Western theme for a fun way to cap off Santa Ynez Day. This is a community event and we hope local families come on out for a great evening here at the museum and carriage house,” added Bashforth.

Tickets for the Spaghetti Western Night dinner, dance and movies are $20 for adults; $16 for Historical Museum members. Children 5 to 12 years are $8 and under 5 years is free. No host beer and wine bar will be available. Tickets will be sold in advance and at the door.

Anther significant item about Santa Ynez Day is that the Historical Museum’s Carriage House Curator, John Crockett, is the Santa Ynez Day Grand Marshall.

The Spaghetti Western night is sponsored in part by Rabobank of Santa Ynez. Tickets for the event are available at the SYV Historical Museum, 3596 Sagunto St. and at the Santa Ynez Feel and Mill, 3532 Sagunto St. Tickets will also be sold at the door.

For more information, call the museum at 688-7889.