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GOINGS ON / SANTA BARBARA : Triple Play : On the heels of a well-received 'Star Wars' trilogy, the three 'Indiana Jones' movies will be shown Saturday in Santa Barbara.

August 27, 1992|LEO SMITH | TIMES STAFF WRITER

Viewers are seeing in multiples of three these days at Santa Barbara's Arlington Theater.

Fresh off last weekend's well-received "Star Wars" trilogy, the theater on Saturday will show an "Indiana Jones" triple-bill--that's "Raiders of the Lost Ark" (1981), "Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom" (1984) and "Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade" (1989). All of the movies, of course, star Harrison Ford as Mr. Jones.

Admission is $3.50 for a single film, or $10 for the threesome. Call the movie hot line at 963-9503 for show times. The Arlington is at 1317 State St.

Assuming all goes well, the theater will show the entire six-film "Star Trek" series the week of Sept. 12.

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Watercolorist Barbara Dougherty has been at it again.

Over the past couple of years the Carpinteria resident has spent much of her time painting pictures of existing agricultural fields. She has exhibited her work in Santa Barbara County and has published a book of her work titled "Harvest California."

Now another book is in the making, with publication expected in November. This one, called "In Search of a Sunflower," is more or less a record of Dougherty's two-month-plus journey through California searching for--you guessed it--a field of sunflowers.

Along the way she came across other sites worthy of capturing on canvas--a pistachio orchard in Shafter, peach trees on Pear Blossom Highway and a hay field covered with snow between the towns of Bishop and Mammoth.

And yes, Daugherty did find her sunflowers, though they didn't come easy. They were in a small river town--whose name she doesn't remember--where Highway 160 (along the San Joaquin River) intersects with Highway 160 (along the Sacramento River).

"I was in a sunflower field sunk up to my knees in mud," she said. "I had the feeling of looking up into the sunflowers."

Dougherty conceded that there are sunflower fields in Camarillo. But, she said, the flowers are grown for decorative purposes and no longer have their attractive seeds.

"The ones grown for seed have great big giant heads," she said. "The seeds are in the middle. When it's ripe the head tilts toward the ground and drops the seed."

Dougherty has tentative plans for an exhibit to celebrate the publication of the book.

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Plants.

There will be more than the usual number of them at the Santa Barbara Botanic Garden on Saturday during the annual "Summer Show of Color." For the third year, local nurseries will display plants appropriate for the fall months, some of which will be on sale.

The garden is at 1212 Mission Canyon Road. For more information, call 682-4726.

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Santa Barbara's Zoological Society is holding its "Zoofari Ball VII" benefit on Saturday night at the zoo. The theme: Australia.

The zoo train is being transformed into "The Railroad to Karunda." Food and beverages will be served at the "Darwin Station," "Botany Bay Landing" and the "Alice Springs Pub," and the main gathering place will be a tent called "Koala Kamp." Randy Tico will provide the early musical entertainment and post-dinner dance music will come courtesy of Billy Haynes and the Fabulous Charmers.

Tickets, which must be bought in advance, are $150. Proceeds from the annual fund-raiser, which last year made more than $400,000, will benefit the zoo. To reserve a spot or for more information, call 965-0110.

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Here's one for fans of Danish composer Dietrich Buxtehude. Trinity Episcopal Church in Santa Barbara will host its sixth annual "Abendmusik" (or "Evening Music") concert on Sunday afternoon. Buxtehude introduced this form of vocal and instrumental music in Germany way back in 1673. The program will begin at 3:30 p.m. The church is at 1500 State St. Admission is free, but donations will be accepted without much argument.

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