End of an Era

After leading the Clark Center for the past 15 years, our Executive Director, Connie O’Henley, will be leaving us to move closer to her family in Northern California.  With the new season planned and launched, Connie will finish her time with us this summer. Under her leadership, we have grown and thrived.  We have successfully navigated a worldwide pandemic, bounced …

Stone Soup 2022 Band Lineup

We are very excited to announce the lineup of bands for this year’s Stone Soup Music Festival! One of the goals for this beloved festival is to bring a variety of genres/styles of music to the community while showcasing local musicians. With over 50 submissions, it was difficult to select only a few. There is an unbelievable amount of talent …

Welcome new Board member Michael Gros

Our Board of Directors is delighted to announce the addition of a new Board member, R. Michael Gros. Michael comes to us with an impressive background that aligns perfectly with our Clark Center’s mission. He is a member of the professional theatre director’s union (SDC) and Professor Emeritus and former Co-Chair of Theatre Arts at Santa Barbara City College. He …

Gearing up for Stone Soup!

Calling all vendors!!   We have already begun planning this year’s festival and we are so very excited! We are reviewing bands, discussing details, and are looking forward to providing another family-fun weekend. We’ll have delicious food, unique merchandise, favorite highlights such as the Mardis Paws Dog Parade and another Art Wall project, and of course eleven incredible acts/bands whose …

Why should I volunteer at the Clark Center?

The Volunteer Program is back in full swing at the Clark Center! We are constantly looking for kind, compassionate, and theatre-loving individuals to join our group. With trainings every other month, new volunteers will be equipped and confident to start any time! Being a Clark Center Volunteer is awarding within itself, but our volunteers enjoy many additional benefits including opportunities …

An Update on the Sandy Lubin Scholarship Fund

We would like to extend our heartfelt gratitude to all of you who have donated to the newly founded Sandy Lubin Scholarship Fund which to date has raised nearly $12,000! Sandy’s family is overwhelmed at the response and are very grateful to all of you as your donations will ensure that Sandy’s legacy continues for many years through our scholarship …

Please consider donating to the Clark Center

We’re back! But we still need your help.   During this season of giving, we want to express sincere gratitude for the support we’ve received from the community over the years.  Your support was critical over the past 22 months while we struggled from the effects of the COVID pandemic.   We still need your help! COVID remains a challenge …

Honoring a Friend and Leader

On November 22, the Clark Center and our community lost a leader, supporter, friend, and mentor. Sandy Lubin, served on the Clark Center Board for over 10 years – 9 of those as President. His vision, passion, and persistence were instrumental in building the Clark Center to the organization it is today. Sandy and his wife Cindi attended hundreds of …

November Events at the Clark Center

We have a very exciting November planned with a variety of shows that should provide a bit of something for everyone! We kick off the month with the James Way Band’s First Friday concert on November 5th. For those over age 55 or so, the James Way Band leads you on a cruise down Memory Lane that includes Classic Country …

Stone Soup Music Festival 2021 – It’s a wrap!

The Stone Soup Music Festival took place on August 28th and 29th at Ramona Garden park in Grover Beach and by all accounts it was a tremendous success! Hundreds and hundreds of people enjoyed the entertainment, food, vendors, and kid-friendly activities over the course of the two days. Saturday morning kicked off with community performances by Studio of Performing Arts …