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College of the Canyons Library Associates Wine Tasting Excursion

On Saturday, October 8 the College of the Canyons Library Associates will sample wines from a variety of Santa Barbara County wineries, as inspired by the award-winning movie "Sideways."  The excursion begins at 7:30 a.m. with a return to Santa Clarita at 6:30 p.m.  Wineries include Kalyra (featured in "Sideways"), Fess Parker and Curtis.
 
The ticket price includes motor coach transportation, wine tasting, breakfast, picnic lunch at a winery, snacks, and an educational slant during the outbound trip to maximize the wine tasting experience.  Library Associates member tickets are $85 each and the non-member price is $110 per person. The non-member price includes a discounted one-year membership in the College of the Canyons Library Associates.  These individual memberships are fully tax deductible.
 
The Library Associates, a part of the College of the Canyons Foundation, was founded in 1993, with the purpose of providing community partnership and support for the College of the Canyons library.  The opening of the spacious new library facility in 1997 provided the college with a resource that meets the needs of this growing institution and community. 
 
In addition to helping to provide superior library resources, Library Associates receive special benefits.  All members have privileges to use the facility and are invited to participate in California Legends.  California Legends are semi-annual trips to historic and intriguing places and communities in Southern California.   Tours are led by College of the Canyons professors or executives and docents of the institution or community.  Recent tours include the architecture and art of the MTA subway system, the renovated Central Los Angeles Public Library, exploration of the architecture and foods of Little Tokyo, and a behind-the scenes look at the Native American Indian holdings of the Southwest Museum.
 
Tickets can be purchased by calling the COC Foundation office at 661-362-3493 by Friday, September 30th.  Seating is limited to make your reservations today!
 
Leslie Bretall, a member of the Library staff, (661-362-3362), can address questions about the College of the Canyons Library and Library Associates.  Charlotte Kleeman (661-259-5337), a member of the community and executive committee of Library Associates, can respond to questions about community involvement with the Library Associates.