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Keep it Lit

Have you ever walked around Isla Vista at night and noticed the deteriorating lighting fixtures? Have you ever wondered what you can do to help fix this pressing issue? If so, you’re in luck! The Isla Vista Community Service District is inviting people to come out to its office on Tuesday at 8 p.m. to inspect the street lights around I.V. Volunteers will be partnered up and assigned a street block to walk down and assess lighting issues. Free dinner will be provided to all participants, so drop by and do your part to serve your community!

Delta Cakes Take Two

Tri-Delta is hosting an all-you-can-eat pancake fundraiser on Thursday from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at its chapter house. The event is being held to raise money for St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital to provide help for children with rare medical diseases. Tickets are $5 presale and $7 at the door. Stop by 6547 Cordoba Rd. for a sweet time and tasty cakes!

Town Hall Time

The Santa Barbara Sheriff’s Department is holding a public forum Thursday from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. in the I.V. Community room. Candidates running for Santa Barbara County Sheriff will be in attendance to share their platforms regarding how they plan to make I.V. safer for everyone. Audience members will have the opportunity at the end to ask each candidate any questions they may have. Free food will be provided for all attendees! Stop by and make your voice heard.

Friends, Films and Fun

Looking for new movies to add to your queue? Want an excuse to dress up for a night? I.V. Film Festival is hosting a movie-showing on Saturday from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. at 6616 Sabado Tarde. The featured films were created by I.V. community members in an attempt to showcase their own separate passions. Formal attire is required and good times are guaranteed!

Grunge and Green

Isla Vista’s own alternative rock band The Mallards are teaming up with Odd Army for a night of great music on Saturday from 9 p.m. to 12 a.m. Odd Army will be playing a series of Red Hot Chili Peppers cover songs, and the theme is green out. So bring some friends to 6508 Del Playa and get ready for a night of sick music, free refreshments and lots of green.

Black Panther

A.S. Program Board will be showing Black Panther on Tuesday, May 29 at I.V. Theater at 7 p.m. and 10 p.m. The movie, one of many set within the Marvel Cinematic Universe, stars Chadwick Boseman as Black Panther, Michael B. Jordan as Erik Killmonger, Lupita Nyong’o as Nakia, Danai Gurira as Okoye and Letitia Wright as Shuri. Valid UCSB Access Cards are required for entry.

Cheese Tray Tasting!

The I.V. Food Co-op will be holding a sustainable cheese tray testing Thursday from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. Attendees will learn how to create their own seasonal cheese tray using local fruits, spreads, nuts and three different kinds of the co-op’s sustainable cheeses, including plant-based cheese. The co-op is located at 6575 Seville Rd, so come and learn how to make your own cheese tray!

A version of this article appeared on pg. 3 of the May 24, 2018 issue of the Daily Nexus.