Community Events

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Library events

E.P. Foster Library Adult Programs & Special Events E.P. Needlecraft and Fiber Arts Club 7/13 & 27 Thursdays @ 10:30am Get together with makers from all across the fiber-arts world. Meet, teach, connect, share. Children’s Events Summer Reading (SR) Shows: 7/5, 12, 19, & 26 Wednesdays @ 3-4pm Kealoha Dancers (5th), Shawn McMaster (12th) Nifty […] Read More »

Vol. 10, No. 19 – June 21 – July 5, 2017 – Ojai News & Events

The Ojai Concert Series presents Whiskerman in concert at Dancing Oak Ranch on Saturday June 24th. Gates open at 5pm with Ventura’s Jeff Steve on classical guitar at 5:30 and Aerial Visions, from 6:00 till 7:00. All shows will feature an optional potluck picnic, so bring a dish to share and have a picnic with […] Read More »

Vol. 10, No. 19 – June 21 – July 5, 2017 – Events

Events by Ana Baker Ventura Poinsettia Dance Club meets every Monday from 7:30 p.m. to 9:45 p.m. at the Poinsettia Pavilion, 3451 Foothill. Ballroom, swing, Latin, mixers and line dancing. Members $10, non-members $12. Call Rick at 415-8842 for more information. DBSA Ventura, the local chapter of the Depression & Bipolar Support Alliance (DBSA) hosts […] Read More »

City of Ventura classes and camps

Musical Theatre “Hairspray” Camp 7-14 years 6/26-6/30 M-F 9 am-4 pm $180+$15 materials fee #8548 Put on your dancing shoes, drama faces, and get ready to sing and dance your way through a magical celebration of “Hairspray”! to perform for family and friends at BVP, Friday, 6:30-8:30 pm. $15 cash production fee includes practice CD, […] Read More »

Audubon events

June 17:   8:30 am   Pine Mountain -Tevin Schmitt 661-904-1563 –  If you have never birded Pine Mountain now is time!  To carpool from Ventura meet at 7:15 a.m. at the Casitas Vista exit under the bridge. If you wish, you may meet the group at Pine Mountain Inn at 8:30 a.m  If for some reason […] Read More »

Saint Bonaventure Summer Tee-Off Golf Tournament

Saint Bonaventure High School will host its 1st Summer Tee-Off Golf Tournament on Thursday, June 22 at Moorpark Country Club. All proceeds from the event will support efforts to renovate and upgrade classrooms and educational facilities. Check-in will begin at 11 a.m. with a Texas Scramble shotgun start at noon. Individual entry fee is $125 […] Read More »

Vol. 10, No. 18 – June 7 - June 20, 2017 - Events

Events by Ana Baker Ventura Poinsettia Dance Club meets every Monday from 7:30 p.m. to 9:45 p.m. at the Poinsettia Pavilion, 3451 Foothill. Ballroom, swing, Latin, mixers and line dancing. Members $10, non-members $12. Call Rick at 415-8842 for more information. Ventura’s ACBL Duplicate Bridge Club offers games for all levels of play.  Learn the […] Read More »

Vol. 10, No. 18 – June 7 - June 20, 2017 - Ojai News & Events

The Ojai Studio Artists awarded $13,650 in scholarships to 13 Ventura County high school and college art students this year. The winning students were honored and awarded their scholarships at a special reception at Ojai City Hall on Saturday, June 3. This marks a new high in scholarship fundraising in OSA’s 24 year-old scholarship program. […] Read More »

Meet Ventura Police Officers and their amazing K9 Partners June 10

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Summerfest quickly approaching

Summerfest, the free, family-friendly, healthy living event, is returning for its twelfth season on Saturday, June 3rd, from 9am to 2pm at Ventura Unified School District’s Education Service Center. Presented by Ventura Education Partnership and Ventura Unified School District in alliance with the City of Ventura, Summerfest begins with a 3K Middle School Race and […] Read More »

Vol. 10, No. 17 – May 24 – June 6, 2017 – Ojai News & Events

Celebrations for graduation at Villanova Preparatory School begin with a Baccalaureate Mass at 7 pm on Friday, May 26, at St. Thomas Aquinas Parish,  185 St. Thomas Dr. Commencement exercises are set for 11:00 a.m., Saturday, May 27, in the Villanova Grotto. The ceremony will be presided over by the Very Rev. Kevin Mullins, O.S.A., […] Read More »

Golfing to support afterschool programs for local youth

The Ventura Police Community Foundation and Aera Energy LLC proudly present the 20th Annual Police Activities League Golf Tournament June 2,  at 8am at Olivas Links Golf. Proceeds raised at the tournament help to support afterschool programs for local youth. The $135 donation per player includes: green fees and cart, gift bag, awards ceremony and […] Read More »

Vol. 10, No. 17 – May 24 - June 6, 2017 - Events

Ventura Poinsettia Dance Club meets every Monday from 7:30 p.m. to 9:45 p.m. at the Poinsettia Pavilion. Ballroom, swing, Latin, mixers and line dancing. Members $10, non-members $12. Call Rick at 415-8842 for more information. Ventura’s ACBL Duplicate Bridge Club offers games for all levels of play.  Learn the game, play with your peers, and […] Read More »

Vol. 10, No. 17 – May 24 - June 6, 2017 - Library Events

E.P. Foster Library A California Native Plant Society Lecture 6/20 Tuesday @ 7-9pm .Tarja Sader “Studies of a National Park Botanist” presented by the California Native Plant Society, Channel Islands Chapter. E.P. Needlecraft and Fiber Arts Club 6/8 & 22 Thursdays @ 10:30am Get together with makers from all across the fiber-arts world. Children’s Events […] Read More »

Vol. 10, No. 16 – May 10 - May 23, 2017 - Events

Events by Ana Baker Ventura Poinsettia Dance Club meets every Monday from 7:30 p.m. to 9:45 p.m. at the Poinsettia Pavilion. Ballroom, swing, Latin, mixers and line dancing. Members $10, non-members $12. Call Rick at 415-8842 for more information. Ventura Discussion Group meeting at Main Street Restaurant 3159 Main St., Wednesday from 4 p.m.to 5:45 […] Read More »

Vol. 10, No. 16 – May 10 - May 23, 2017 - Ojai News & Events

The Ojai Library Ukulele Club meets every Wednesday, rain or shine, from 6 to 7 p.m. in the main library building. Continuously meeting since its formation in 2015, the club is open to all ages and levels of experience. If you have your own ukulele, bring it along! The club has a couple of extra […] Read More »

Fire & Grace concerts scheduled May 6 cancelled

We regret to inform the public and media that the Fire & Grace concerts scheduled on May 6 (both the free afternoon children’s concert and the evening benefit concert) have been cancelled due to low ticket sales for the benefit. Info: 805/648-3146 Read More »

12th Annual Summerfest full of healthy family fun

Friendly, low-key runs encourage youth to start the day with a little physical activity. Photo by Jessica Miranda Photography ­ Mark your calendar to attend Summerfest on Saturday, June 3. You won’t want to miss this 12th annual free family fun celebration of healthy living. Presented by Ventura Education Partnership (VEP) and the Ventura Unified School […] Read More »

A musical fundraiser for Museum of Ventura County and Ventura Music Festival educational programs

The Museum of Ventura County, in partnership with the Ventura Music Festival, will present Fire & Grace, the duo of William Coulter on guitar and Edwin Huizinga on violin, at 8 p.m. on Saturday, May 6. at the Museum of Ventura County Smith Pavilion, 100 East Main St. These masters of classical, folk and contemporary […] Read More »

League of Women Voters holding forum on climate change

League of Women Voters of Ventura County (LWVVC), a nonpartisan political organization, is joining with Ventura College in sponsoring a public forum on climate change. The Forum is on Saturday, May 6, from 10:00 am to 12:00 at Ventura College, Applied Science Center Building theater, 4667 Telegraph Rd. Panelists will include: David Lea: Professor of […] Read More »

A sampling of library events at E.P. Foster Library

May 6: The Ventura County Writers Club will be hosting Authors at the Library at the E. P. Foster Library. The event will be from 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. The club invites interested writers to a panel discussion by local authors who have found success. Learn the secrets of what it takes to lift […] Read More »

Vol. 10, No. 15 – April 26 - May 9, 2017 - Ojai News & Events

On Saturday, July 29th, at 7pm, the Fenians will perform at the Dancing Oak Ranch, located at 4585 Casitas Pass Road. The Fenians, for 20 years, have delivered their potent mix of traditional Irish folk and good old rock n roll all across the USA and Ireland. With an ever expanding set of original creations, […] Read More »

Vol. 10, No. 15 – April 26 - May 9, 2017 - Events

Events by Ana Baker Ventura Poinsettia Dance Club meets every Monday from 7:30 p.m. to 9:45 p.m. at the Poinsettia Pavilion, 3451 Foothill. Ballroom, swing, Latin, mixers and line dancing. Members $10, non-members $12. Call Rick at 415-8842 for more information. Ventura’s ACBL Duplicate Bridge Club offers games for all levels of play.  Learn the […] Read More »

Celebrating Earth Day

Earth Day Eco Fest has moved from the promenade to Plaza Park. The 10th Annual Ventura Earth Day Eco Fest, is happening Saturday, April 22 at Plaza Park in Ventura. This free event is the perfect way to spend a day with the whole family – Now in its 10th year, the festival has grown […] Read More »

Vol. 10, No. 14 – April 12 – April 25, 2017 – City Classes

City of Ventura classes and camps.  Check out hundreds more on web-site. Call 658-4726 to register, if you already have an ACTIVENET account online, visit www.cityofventura.net Classes held at the Barranca Vista Center, 7050 E Ralston. Beautiful Ballerinas  3-9 years $72 4/13-5/18            Th           3:15-4 pm            5-6 years with Marni King             #7979 4/13-5/18            Th           4-5 […] Read More »

SYLVIA, a howlingly funny canine comedy

Rubicon Theatre Company presents a contemporary updating of the 1995 comedy SYLVIA, a howlingly funny canine comedy by Drama Desk, Obie and Lortel Award-winner A.R. Gurney (Love Letters, The Dining Room). Considered a comic masterpiece, this hilarious and heartwarming comedy follows a love triangle that forms between empty-nesters Greg and Kate (Kevin Symons and Stasha […] Read More »

“Wine on the Water”

On Sunday, April 23,1:00 – 4:00 pm at the Channel Islands Yacht Club, 4100 Harbor Blvd, Oxnard Wine on the Water features five women winemakers  with food/cheese pairing/ raffle/ live blues music by Catfish Fry / wine pull/Team Sistership prenstation Cost: $50 per person. Order tickets online at Sistership.Org (under Fundraising Events) or mail check […] Read More »

Vol. 10, No. 14 – April 12 - April 25, 2017 - Events

Events by Ana Baker Ventura Poinsettia Dance Club meets every Monday from 7:30 p.m. to 9:45 p.m. at the Poinsettia Pavilion, 3451 Foothill. Ballroom, swing, Latin, mixers and line dancing. Members $10, non-members $12. Call Rick at 415-8842 for more information. DBSA Ventura, the local chapter of the Depression & Bipolar Support Alliance (DBSA) hosts […] Read More »

Vol. 10, No. 14 – April 12 - April 25, 2017 - Ojai News & Events

The Ojai Photography Club will go interactive in its April meeting, featuring guest presenter Dean Zatkowsky in “Ojai’s Top Model – Goofy Edition: A Learn While We Play Adventure.” The event will take place Tuesday, April 18, at 7:00 p.m., at Help of Ojai’s Kent Hall, 111 W. Santa Ana St. Visitors can expect what […] Read More »

Channel Islands Park Junior Ranger Day April 15

Junior rangers can also view the remains of a pygmy mammoth. Channel Islands National Park invites the public to celebrate the annual Junior Ranger Day at an event on April 15, from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm at the park visitor center in the Ventura Harbor. This free event will feature family-friendly activities, ranger-led talks, […] Read More »

Vol. 10, No. 13 – March 29 - April 11, 2017 - Events

Events by Ana Baker Ventura Poinsettia Dance Club meets every Monday from 7:30 p.m. to 9:45 p.m. at the Poinsettia Pavilion, 3451 Foothill. Ballroom, swing, Latin, mixers and line dancing. Members $10, non-members $12. Call Rick at 415-8842 for more information. DBSA Ventura, the local chapter of the Depression & Bipolar Support Alliance (DBSA) hosts […] Read More »

Vol. 10, No. 13 – March 29 - April 11, 2017 - City of Ventura classes

Check out hundreds more on web-site. Call  658-4726 to register, if you already have an ACTIVENET account online, visit www.cityofventura.net Classes held at the Barranca Vista Center, 7050 E Ralston St in Ventura unless noted. Registration begins on April 3rd for The City of Ventura’s Summer full and half day camps in cooking, theatre, dance, […] Read More »

Stress on immune system the Focus of CMHS Seminar

The effects of stress on the immune system and asthma will be the focus of a free seminar that Community Memorial Health System is holding on Wednesday, April 12. Lewis Kanter, M.D., a board-certified clinical immunologist who also specializes in pediatrics, will lead the discussion during the seminar to be held from 6 to 8 […] Read More »

First Free Sundays celebrates Earth Day at Museum

The Museum celebrates Earth Day at the next Free First Sunday event Sunday, April 2, 11:00 am to 5:00 pm. The park rangers of the Channel Islands National Park will be on hand with information booths and activities about conservation on the islands. Hear local author, Ken McAlpine, talk about the ocean, marine animals and […] Read More »

Vol. 10, No. 13 – March 29 - April 11, 2017 - Ojai News & Events

Book Signing at Little House – “Dynamic Aging: Simple Exercises for Whole-Body Mobility “ by biomechanist Katy Bowman. Her four co-authors, who are local seniors, will be signing books on Wednesday, April 5, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Little House,  111 W. Santa Ana St. On Sunday April 9th,  the Ojai Raptor Center, (ORC) […] Read More »

Just some of E.P. Foster Library April events

4/18 Tuesday @7-9pm A California Native Plant Society LectureRick Burgess “A Flora of Ventura County” a lovely view of Ventura’s spring beauties. Presented by the California Native Plant Society, Channel Islands Chapter. 4/1, 8, 15, 22, &  29 Saturdays @ 10:30am in the Rentfrow RoomSpanish Conversation GroupAre you learning Spanish but need some practice speaking? […] Read More »

Children have a chance to grab a hug with the Cottontail Bunny 

Hop on over for family fun at Ventura Harbor’s Cottontail Day Festival, Saturday, April 8 featuring egg hunts, a petting zoo, kid’s hands on arts and crafts, and children’s entertainment; all geared towards families with kids ages 1 – 7 years old. The Cottontail Day festivities give children a chance to take a photo or […] Read More »

Project Understanding announces Hope Worth Giving Breakfast

Celebrating its 40th Anniversary, Project Understanding at San Buenaventura is pleased to announce the Hope Worth Giving Breakfast at 7:30am Thursday, March 30 at  the Pierpont Inn, 550 Sanjon Rd. County Supervisor Steve Bennett and Ventura Mayor Eric Nasarenko will address the breakfast. Bennett said, “I support Project Understanding because they are committed to people […] Read More »

Ventura County’s annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade

Ventura County’s annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade was held on March 11 on Main St. The large crowd lining the street enjoyed a gorgeous Ventura day. The Parade is sponsored by Elks Lodge No. 1430 and featured marching bands, horses, music, wonderful cars and much more. Judges for the parade were Connie Stahl, Elks Lodge #1430; Richard […] Read More »

Vol. 10, No. 12 – March 15 – March 28, 2017 – Ojai News & Events

The Ojai Concert Series continues its commitment to bringing outstanding musicians to Ojai with an evening of exciting French Canadian “Québécois” folk music on Saturday, March 18th (7pm), by the “rarely on the west coast, but famous on the east”, Yves Lambert Trio playing some delightful Quebec folk music. In 1976 Yves Lambert formed the […] Read More »

City of Ventura classes and tours

Check out hundreds more on web-site. Call 658-4726 to register, if you already have an ACTIVENET account online, visit www.cityofventura.net . Classes held at the Barranca Vista Center, 7050 E Ralston St unless noted. Canine Body Language Seminar  18 years-adult 3/18     Sa        10 am-12 pm              $20      #7699 Identify signs of anxiety versus playfulness and open […] Read More »

Rubicon Theatre Company presents special one-night-only concert featuring Golden Globe Award-winner Amanda McBroom

Rubicon Theatre Company presents a special one-night-only concert featuring Golden Globe Award-winner Amanda McBroom in voices on Tuesday, April 25 at 7 p.m. Amanda McBroom’s new concert celebrates her recently released CD, “voices,” with her first re-cutting of “The Rose” since 1980 (in a duet with country legend Vince Gill). The CD also features the […] Read More »

Vol. 10, No. 12 – March 15 – March 28, 2017 – Events

Events by Ana Baker Men, already or nearly  retired, gather with the Ventura Retired Men’s Group at noon on the first and third Tuesday  each month at the Ventura Elks lodge in a relaxed atmosphere  for a healthy lunch($15), a topical program of interest, and various other enjoyable activities. Call Steve Carroll for details at […] Read More »

Half Full or Half Empty: Managing Water Conflicts

Thanks to recent rains, many are tempted to think the drought is over. Learn the opinions of three local water experts as they share their insight at Half Full or Half Empty: Managing Water Conflicts, 5:30–7:30 p.m., April 13 at the Ventura County Museum Plaza Pavilion. Sponsored by Ventura-based law firm Ferguson Case Orr Paterson. […] Read More »

Michael Feinstein to headline the 23rd Ventura Music Festival

At a free and public presentation held in the Ventura City Hall city council chambers on Feb.21, Artistic Director Nuvi Mehta revealed the lineup for the 23rd season of the Ventura Music Festival (VMF) to be held July 13-16 & 21-23. This year’s nine-concert festival theme is “An American Season” featuring great classical, jazz and […] Read More »

Audubon field trips and events

March 4     8:30 a.m.   Hill Canyon at Santa Rosa County Park, Camarillo Linda Easter  482-7537. Hill Canyon has several habitats including chaparral, oak woodland, and riparian.  We will look for woodpeckers, towhees, sparrows, hawks, swifts, and as many as five species of wrens.  Park in the Santa Rosa County Park area where the charge is […] Read More »

Vol. 10, No. 11 – March 1 - March 14, 2017 - Events

Events by Ana Baker Ventura Poinsettia Dance Club meets every Monday from 7:30 p.m. to 9:45 p.m. at the Poinsettia Pavilion, 3451 Foothill. Ballroom, swing, Latin, mixers and line dancing. Members $10, non-members $12. Call Rick at 415-8842 for more information. The U.S. Navy Seabee Museum (USNSM) will be hosting a Seabee Celebration Day in […] Read More »

Vol. 10, No. 11 – March 1 - March 14, 2017 - City Classes

City of Ventura Barranca Vista Imagination Center classes. Check out hundreds more on web-site Call 658-4726 or 654-7553 to register, if you already have an ACTIVENET account online, visit www.cityofventura.net Classes and events held at the Barranca Vista Center ~ 7050 Ralston Street in Ventura unless otherwise noted Mad Science-Nasa Space Academy 5-12 years 3/7-4/18 […] Read More »

Happenings at the Museum

The Museum of Ventura County(MVC)  presents a Scandinavian-themed Festival for its Free First Sunday Activity on Sunday, March 5, from 11 am to 5 pm, that highlights Scandinavian culture. The Monthly Series brings families to the Museum, offering free admission, museum experiences and craft-making sessions MVC has partnered with the Scandinavian American Cultural and Historical […] Read More »

Vol. 10, No. 11 – March 1 - March 14, 2017 - Ojai News & Events

Dan Maher will visit the Ojai Library at 1 p.m. on Saturday, March 11 to deliver a talk titled “Thinking Like a Mountain Lion: Learning to Live with Wild Neighbors.” Maher is from CSU Channel Islands (CI), and is the second speaker in this season’s CI Library Lecture Series. Recent human-wildlife conflicts in the Santa […] Read More »

Channel Islands National Park Celebrates 37th Anniversary

Channel Islands National Park invites the public to celebrate the 37th anniversary of the park’s establishment at an event on March 5, from 11:00 am to 4:00 pm at the visitor center in Ventura Harbor. This free event will feature film showings, family-friendly activities, ranger-led talks, dock tours, and a special junior ranger program. Throughout […] Read More »

Rubicon Theatre Company celebrates Black History Month

Bessie Smith would go on to inspire Billie Holiday, Aretha Franklin and Janis Joplin The Devil’s Music: The Life And Blues Of Bessie Smith, starring singer and actress Miche Braden of the original Off-Broadway production (named one of the 10 Best Off-Broadway productions of the year by the N.Y. Daily Times). The Devil’s Music: The […] Read More »

Temple Beth Torah

Temple Beth Torah presents “The Magic of Purim Carnival.” The theme for this year’s carnival is magic; those who attend are encouraged to dress in costume for the theme but by no means is dressing up a requirement. The location for the carnival is at Temple Beth Torah – 7620 Foothill Rd. The date of […] Read More »

Ventura surfing champion Mary Osborne to serve as Grand Marshal of St. Patrick’s Day Parade

Champion long boarder and professional surfer Mary Osborne will serve as Grand Marshal when the annual Ventura County St. Patrick’s Day Parade marches up Street for the 29th time in downtown Ventura on Saturday, March 11. The theme of this year’s parade, which begins in front of Mission San Buenaventura at 10 a.m., is “The […] Read More »

AIDS Walk Ventura will provide a full morning of events

AIDS Walk Ventura will take place in Plaza Park Ventura on Saturday, March 4,  at 8:30 AM.  The goal of AIDS Walk Ventura is to raise awareness about HIV and AIDS and to fund future efforts for education, outreach, and prevention within Ventura County.  The event has a long history in Ventura County and has […] Read More »

Vol. 10, No. 10 – February 15 - February 28, 2017 - Foster Library events

Opera Santa Barbara Noontime Concert 3/10 Friday @ 12pm Spend your lunch hour listening to members of the Mosher Studio Artist Program, who will perform a selection of popular opera arias and duets as well as some musical theatre pieces. Makerspace Open Workshop 3/1, 8, 15, 22, & 29 Wednesdays @ 5-6pm Come by the […] Read More »

Vol. 10, No. 10 – February 15 - February 28, 2017 - Ojai News & Events

The Ojai Photo Club presents renowned celebrity photographer, Guy Webster. Webster will present the images and fill in the backstories behind the portraits in his recent retrospective book, “Big Shots: Rock Legends and Hollywood Icons.” The event will be on Tuesday, February 21, at 7:00 p.m., in Help of Ojai’s Kent Hall, 111 Santa Ana […] Read More »

Vol. 10, No. 10 – February 15 - February 28, 2017 - Events

Events by Ana Baker The Ventura Retired Men’s Group meets on the first and third Tuesdays  at noon at the Ventura Elks Lodge on Knoll Drive. They have a healthy lunch($15), a speaker on a topic of interest and an enjoyable couple of hours together. Call Steve Carroll for details 642-1359. Free admission stage show, […] Read More »

Vol. 10, No. 10 – February 15 - February 28, 2017 - City classes

City of Ventura Barranca Vista Imagination Center classes. Check out hundreds more on our web-site Call 658-4726 or 654-7553 to register, if you already have an ACTIVENET account online, visit www.cityofventura.net Classes and events held at the Barranca Vista Center, 7050 Ralston St. unless otherwise noted Painting Flowers, Bugs, and Trees 7-12 years 2/21-3/21 W […] Read More »

Vol. 10, No. 10 – February 15 - February 28, 2017 - Ojai News & Events

The Ojai Photo Club presents renowned celebrity photographer, Guy Webster. Webster will present the images and fill in the backstories behind the portraits in his recent retrospective book, “Big Shots: Rock Legends and Hollywood Icons.” The event will be on Tuesday, February 21, at 7:00 p.m., in Help of Ojai’s Kent Hall, 111 Santa Ana […] Read More »

Equinox Ensemble (Latin Jazz/Blues) at Squashed Grapes Feb. 24

Please RSVP to events@venturabreeze.com Read More »

Ventura College/Ventura Breakers to host fundraiser

The Ventura College Men’s and Women’s basketball teams, along with the Ventura Breakers Youth Basketball Club, will host the 17th annual barbecue fundraiser dinner and games on Saturday, Feb.4th. Tickets are $15.00. Barbecue dinner at the Ventura College Cafeteria will be served from 4:00 to 7 p.m., and includes beef tri-tip and or chicken, chili, […] Read More »

Vol. 10, No. 9 – February 1 - February 14, 2017 - Ojai News & Events

Local photographer Stephen Adams will visit the Ojai Library at 10 a.m. on Sat., Feb. 11 to present a seminar titled “Better Family Photos.” This seminar is for family photographers who know the basics of taking photos with a smartphone or pocket camera but are not satisfied with their results. Adams earned his M.A. from […] Read More »

“Speaking of Ventura County”

Annual Lecture Series at the Museum of Ventura County an 8-week series features educators and experts who share the rich stories of Ventura County All presentations are at the Museum of Ventura County on Wednesdays. Wednesday, February 8, 2017, 1:00 – 2:30 pm “Making the Garden Bloom: A History of Agricultural Water Use in Ventura County” […] Read More »

Vol. 10, No. 9 – February 1 - February 14, 2017 - Events

Events by Ana Baker Free admission stage show, 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. First Sunday of every month.  Old Time Country Bluegrass Gospel Music Assoc. Poinsettia Pavilion, 3451 Foothill Rd. For more Information call 517-1131. Ventura Poinsettia Dance Club meets every Monday from 7:30 p.m. to 9:45 p.m. at the Poinsettia Pavilion. Ballroom, swing, Latin, […] Read More »

Channel Islands Maritime Museum “Art Comes Alive” Feb. 18-19

Ludolph Backhuysen_The  Amsterdam Visitors of all ages can enjoy an assortment of maritime mysteries associated with the life and times of historical characters, portrayed by volunteers in period costume, and hear stories about the fascinating maritime heritage surrounding rare and beautiful paintings dating back to the 1600s and more than 60 world-class ship models, at […] Read More »

Vol. 10, No. 8 – January 18 - January 31, 2017 - City classes

City of Ventura Barranca Vista Imagination Center classes.  Check out hundreds more on web-site Call  658-4726 or 654-7553 to register, if you already have an ACTIVENET account online, visit www.cityofventura.net Classes and events held at the Barranca Vista Center ~ 7050 Ralston Street in Ventura unless otherwise noted New Year-New You!  18 years-adult 1/20     F          […] Read More »

Third and final play in Arlene Hutton’s Nibroc Trilogy at the Rubicon

Rubicon Theatre Company presents Gulf View Drive , the third and final play in Arlene Hutton’s Nibroc Trilogy, directed by Indy award-winner Katharine Farmer with the same cast reprising their critically-acclaimed roles from the Los Angeles Times “Critic’s Choice” productions of Last Train to Nibroc and last season’s See Rock City. Lily Nicksay of “Boy […] Read More »

Just some E.P. Foster Library February  Events 2017

2/10 Friday, noon Spend your lunch hour listening to members of the Mosher Studio Artist Program, who will perform a selection of popular opera arias and duets as well as some musical theatre pieces. The concert will also offer a “preview” of Opera Santa Barbara’s upcoming productions. 2/27 Monday, 5:30pm Just received a ukulele as […] Read More »

Vol. 10, No. 8 – January 18 - January 31, 2017 - Events

Events by Ana Baker Free admission stage show, 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. First Sunday of every month.  Old Time Country Bluegrass Gospel Music Assoc. Poinsettia Pavilion, 3451 Foothill Rd. For more Information call 517-1131. Ventura Poinsettia Dance Club meets every Monday from 7:30 p.m. to 9:45 p.m. at the Poinsettia Pavilion, 3451 Foothill. Ballroom, […] Read More »

Vol. 10, No. 8 – January 18 - January 31, 2017 - Ojai News & Events

The New York Post has compared him to superstar Lily Tomlin, saying storyteller/actor/writer Doug Motel “is one of those rare comedians who creates and becomes totally original characters.” His work has been seen all around the globe, but on January 28th, Motel returns to the stage in Ojai. “Amuse-bouche – Morsels from the Mind of […] Read More »

Plant trees at Big Rock Nature Preserve

On Sat., Jan. 28, the Ventura Hillsides Conservancy (VHC) will host a community tree planting party at the Big Rock Nature Preserve near Foster Park. VHC invites volunteers of all ages to join them from 9 a.m. –  noon along the Ventura River Parkway to help plant 75 trees and beautify the trail head on […] Read More »

Ventura Hillsides Conservancy to host free community lecture

The California Condor almost disappeared from the face of the earth. On Thurs., Jan 26. at 7 p.m., the Ventura Hillsides Conservancy (VHC) will host a free community lecture entitled “The Comeback of the California Condor” at the Poinsettia Pavilion. Experts from Friends of the California Condor Wild and Free will discuss the California condor, […] Read More »

City of Ventura "Special Event Permit Grants" workshop on January 19

Find out what’s required to qualify for a Special Event Permit Grant during a mandatory workshop on Thursday, January 19, at 6 pm, at Ventura City Hall in the Community Meeting Room. An RSVP by January 12 is required for attendance. Notify Special Event Coordinator Michelle Godoy-Morales at mgodoy@cityofventura.net or 654-7749. New and returning special […] Read More »

The Salton Sea

On January 10, at  7:30pm  Andrea Jones, Director of Conservation at Audubon California will present Audubon California and The Salton Sea. Beginning in 2018, thanks to a 2003 agreement between the State of California and Southern California water districts, the Salton Sea will get a lot less water from the Colorado River, eventually up to […] Read More »

Vol. 10, No. 7 – January 4 - January 17, 2017 - Events

Events by Ana Baker Free admission stage show, 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. First Sunday of every month.  Old Time Country Bluegrass Gospel Music Assoc. Poinsettia Pavilion, 3451 Foothill Rd. For more Information call 517-1131. Ventura Poinsettia Dance Club meets every Monday from 7:30 p.m. to 9:45 p.m. at the Poinsettia Pavilion, 3451 Foothill. Ballroom, […] Read More »

Vol. 10, No. 7 – January 4 - January 17, 2017 - Ojai News & Events

Ojai author Dr. Pat B. Allen will visit the Ojai Library at 2 p.m. on Saturday, January 7 to present a book talk for her recent work Cronation. Dr. Allen is an author, artist, art therapist, and teacher who connects to the creative source through art, writing, and nature. Author of numerous professional articles, book […] Read More »

Vol. 10, No. 6 – December 21, 2016 - January 3, 2017 - Events

Events by Ana Baker Free admission stage show, 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. First Sunday of every month.  Old Time Country Bluegrass Gospel Music Assoc. Poinsettia Pavilion, 3451 Foothill Rd. For more Information call 517-1131. Ventura Poinsettia Dance Club meets every Monday from 7:30 p.m. to 9:45 p.m. at the Poinsettia Pavilion, 3451 Foothill. Ballroom, […] Read More »

Vol. 10, No. 6 – December 21, 2016 - January 3, 2017 - Ojai News & Events

Join a New Year’s Dance Party, at the Ojai Valley Woman’s Club, featuring the amazing Crowfoot,​ the multi-talented band who will be featured at the Ojai Mardi Gras’s Fais-Do-Do​ (coming up March 5-6, 2017). The dancing starts at 8:00 and there will be plenty of fun and surprises until 12:30 AM​.​ The themed decorations will […] Read More »

Partial E.P. Foster January 2017 events

January 14, Ventura Singles Roundtable Discussions, 2:00 – 4:00 p.m. Join Dr. Vondie Lozano, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, to talk about “How to Celebrate Being You in 2017.” Topping Room. Information https://www.meetup.com/Ventura-Singles-Roundtable-Discussions/events/ January 22, Live Your Best Life Hypnosis Meetup, 3:00 – 4:30 p.m. Join Dr. Vondie Lozano. “What Would You Like to Attract […] Read More »

Fun and Fitness for the Holidays at Skating Plus

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Art classes for kids ages 7 to 12 while their parents shop at the Mall

Fridays & Saturdays 6:00 – 8:00pm. We will help everyone enjoy their shopping experience even more. Kids can come to the Arts Collective Studio for wonderful, busy creative time. Several options will be available for them to choose from.  Parents just need to sign the children in. More information and reservations required  676-1540 or vcartscollective@gmail.com […] Read More »

City of Ventura Barranca Vista Imagination Center Holiday break Camps

Call 658-4726 or 654-7552 to register, if you already have an ACTIVENET account online, visit www.cityofventura.net. Classes and events held at the Barranca Vista Center ~ 7050 Ralston St. Playwell TEKnologies Camps with LEGO® Jedi Engineering #6758 M-Th 9 am-12 pm 12/19-12/22 5-7 years $155 Young Jedi explore engineering principles as they design and build such […] Read More »

Vol. 10, No. 5 – December 7 - December 20, 2016 - Events

Events by Ana Baker Free admission stage show, 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. First Sunday of every month.  Old Time Country Bluegrass Gospel Music Assoc. Poinsettia Pavilion, 3451 Foothill Rd. For more Information call 517-1131. Ventura Poinsettia Dance Club meets every Monday from 7:30 p.m. to 9:45 p.m. at the Poinsettia Pavilion, 3451 Foothill. Ballroom, […] Read More »

Vol. 10, No. 5 – December 7 - December 20, 2016 - Ojai News & Events

“Elf Jr – The Musical” connects the holiday with family and wonder with a bright and comic flair as Buddy, brought up by elves, searches for his birth father who’s on the Naughty List. It plays until Dec 18 at Ojai ACT, 113 S. Montgomery St. at 7 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, and 2 p.m. […] Read More »

Some of the E.P. Foster December events

Altered Book/Collage Workshop  . Repurpose an old book into a new piece of art.  Bring an old book and your imagination. Local artist Ron Smith will be leading this workshop. Some materials will be supplied but feel free to bring special items for your altered book. 12/7 Wednesday @ 6pm Spocabulary. This poetry performance and […] Read More »

Ballet to feature live music performed by the Footworks Community Orchestra

Celebrate the holiday season with Footworks Youth Ballet’s variation of The Nutcracker, featuring live music performed by the Footworks Community Orchestra and singers from the Carpe Diem Chorus. In this version of the holiday classic, the wave of a wand transforms a holiday party into the world of magic to include a Nutcracker Doll, a […] Read More »

Vol. 10, No. 4 – November 23 - December 6, 2016 - Events

Events by Ana Baker Ventura Poinsettia Dance Club meets every Monday from 7:30 p.m. to 9:45 p.m. at the Poinsettia Pavilion, 3451 Foothill. Ballroom, swing, Latin, mixers and line dancing. Members $10, non-members $12, first time dancers are free. Call Rick at 415-8842 for more information. There will be a regular Ventura Discussion Group meeting […] Read More »

Ventura College celebrates grand openings

After three years of construction, the Ventura College Art Department is proud to announce the grand opening of the remodeled Studio Arts Building (SAB) and the newly constructed New Media Gallery on Thursday, December 1, from  6-8:30 pm  at 4667 Telegraph Road.  Opening ceremonies will take place across from the New Media Gallery followed by […] Read More »

Vol. 10, No. 4 – November 23 – December 6, 2016 – City Classes

3D printing and hanging tapestries City of Ventura Barranca Vista Imagination Center classes check out hundreds more on web-site Call  658-4726 or 654-7552 to register, if you already have an ACTIVENET account online, visit www.cityofventura.net 3D Printing Level 1  8-16 years 11/23-1/18       W        3:30-5pm         $149+$25 supply fee   #7146 New age artists and designers will scan, […] Read More »

Company coordinator meeting for Corporate Games

Learn more about the Corporate Games by attending an informational meeting scheduled on December 8, at 6:30 pm at Ventura City Hall, 501 Poli St., in the Community Meeting Room. Meetings will give tips on how to make your participation in the Corporate Games successful. Staff will also address the Point System, Selection of Events […] Read More »

Vol. 10, No. 4 – November 23 – December 6, 2016 – Ojai News & Events

The Leslie Marcus Solo Fine Art Exhibition will be opening December 1 until December 31st. The exhibition will be held at the Ojai Roasting Company, located at 337 East Ojai Avenue. The Ojai Community Chorus will present its winter concert, “A Christmas Party in a Pear Tree,” on Saturday, Dec. 3 at 7 p.m. and […] Read More »

Chanukah

Every year between the end of November and the end of December, Jewish people around the world celebrate the holiday of Chanukah, the Festival of Lights. Chanukah begins on the 25th day of the Hebrew month of Kislev, but the starting date on the western calendar varies from year to year. This year it starts […] Read More »

Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol back by popular demand

Last season’s critically acclaimed, world premiere hit Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol returns to Rubicon Theatre Company with Broadway veterans Peter Van Norden (RTC’s Copenhagen) and Emmy Award-winner Joe Spano (“NCIS,” RTC’s Bucky and Sylvia) as they reprise their roles in this innovative, but faithful retelling of the holiday classic. Adapted by Producing Artistic Director […] Read More »

CMHS to host ‘TEDMED Live’ Simulcast Dec. 1 

Community Memorial Health System is sponsoring a free live simulcast of “TEDMED Live 2016,” an annual conference focusing on health and medicine originating from Palm Springs, on Thursday, Dec. 1. TEDMED Live’s theme is, “What If?” and will be held in four sessions, from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., at the Museum of Ventura County, […] Read More »

Ventura Port District public meeting invitation

The Ventura Port District has an opportunity to consider a thoughtful and synergistic economic development strategy for two undeveloped sites in the Southwest harbor area. Wednesday, November 9, at 7:00pm. Four Points Sheraton Ballroom 1050 Schooner Dr. The Board of Port Commissioners approved a Request for Proposals (RFP) to Lease Ventura Port District Property for […] Read More »

Vol. 10, No. 3 – November 9 - November 22, 2016 - Ojai News & Events

Musicians in Monochrome, an exhibition featuring photographs by David Baker, will run until December 31, 2016, at the Coffee Connection #1, 311 El Roblar Street, Meiners Oaks.  Gallery hours are Monday-Friday, 5:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday 6:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Baker describes his exhibition as, “a series of black and […] Read More »

Vol. 10, No. 3 – November 9 - November 22, 2016 - Events

Events by Ana Baker Free admission stage show, 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. First Sunday of every month.  Old Time Country Bluegrass Gospel Music Assoc. Poinsettia Pavilion, 3451 Foothill Rd. For more Information call 517-1131. Ventura Poinsettia Dance Club meets every Monday from 7:30 p.m. to 9:45 p.m. at the Poinsettia Pavilion, 3451 Foothill. Ballroom, […] Read More »

Veterans Day ceremony

Everyone is invited to attend the Veterans Day ceremony Friday November 11 at the Ivy Lawn Memorial Park located at 5400 Valentine Rd.  The event begins sharp at 10am.  Do get there early for the best free parking. It is a beautiful event complete with a military fly-over, the white homing dove release and laying […] Read More »

Reception to honor K9

The Ventura Police Department has four K9 Teams assigned to Patrol. This is Officer Hrynyk and Jag. Land Rover Jaguar Ventura will host a law enforcement appreciation reception honoring K9 Jag, the Ventura Police K9 Unit and law enforcement county-wide. The event will be held November 15 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. In March […] Read More »

Vol. 10, No. 2 – October 26 - November 8, 2016 - Events

Events by Ana Baker Ventura Poinsettia Dance Club meets every Monday from 7:30 p.m. to 9:45 p.m. at the Poinsettia Pavilion, 3451 Foothill. Ballroom, swing, Latin, mixers and line dancing. Members $10, non-members $12, first time dancers are free. Call Rick at 415-8842 for more information. There will be a regular Ventura Discussion Group meeting […] Read More »

City of Ventura Barranca Vista Imagination Center classes

Call 658-4726 or 654-7552 to register, if you already have an ACTIVENET account online, visit www.cityofventura.net Classes and events held at the Barranca Vista Center ~ 7050 Ralston Street in Ventura unless otherwise noted Friday Fitness Party! 16 years-adult 10/28-12/9 F 6:15-7:15 pm $40 or $7/day #7386 Join us and dance, body condition and cool […] Read More »

Annual Bowl of Thanks to benefit homeless people and their pets

You will get to fill these bowls with wonderful food from Harbor restaurants. Please join us on Sunday November 6th, 11-4pm  for the First Annual Bowl of Thanks Fundraiser to benefit the Ventura County Rescue Mission, Lighthouse for Women and Children,and Buddy Nation, a non-profit helping pets and their human companions of Ventura County. Thanksgiving […] Read More »

E.P. Foster November Events

Altered Book Workshop 11/ 2 & 16 Wednesdays @ 6pm Repurpose an old book into a new piece of art.  Bring an old book and your imagination. Local artist Ron Smith will be leading this workshop. Some materials will be supplied but feel free to bring special items for your altered book. EP Foster Library […] Read More »

Mountain Lions to be presented at free environmental speaker series

On Wednesday, Nov. 2 at 7 p.m., the Ventura Hillsides Conservancy (VHC) will host the second installment in their free environmental speaker series entitled: “Connecting California’s Mountain Lions to be discussed by wildlife ecologist International and local conservation biologist and wildlife ecologist, Dr. Anthony J. Giordano, will discuss the ecology of mountain lions including how […] Read More »

Ventura Farm Day kicks off with a Food and Farm Film Fest

The 4th Annual Ventura Farm Day is an agricultural celebration. This year’s Ventura County Farm Day on November 5 will kick off a day early with its first Food and Farm Film Fest, Friday, Nov. 4 at Mission Park in downtown Ventura. The free, family-friendly event will feature short films produced locally that tell the […] Read More »

Surfrider Foundation celebrating 25 years

Can you believe that the Surfrider Foundation Ventura County Chapter has been doing great things for 25 years! It all started when a group of passionate people met at the Ventura County Fairgrounds in 1991 to form one of the first chapters for the Surfrider Foundation nationwide. Come out to Surf Brewery on October 29th […] Read More »

Museum of Ventura County invites families to its Annual Day of the Dead Celebration

On Sunday, November 6, the Museum of Ventura County hosts a free community celebration of music, dance, and crafts from 11am – 4pm for the whole family. Visitors can see the artist-created altars, called ofrendas, on display throughout the museum, enjoy cultural dance performances by local groups, create art projects to take home and have […] Read More »

Vol. 10, No. 2 – October 26 - November 8, 2016 - Ojai News & Events

Villanova Prep is honored to host Emmanuel Sekiyoba, economics instructor and international consultant, to address the students as part of a Project Africa presentation. Mr. Sekiyoba will be Villanova’s guest in the theatre at 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday, October 26. Mr. Sekiyoba was born in the Democratic Republic of the Congo and at an early […] Read More »

Fun at the Color Run

The Color Run taken by George Robertson who got confused and threw rice at the runners.        Read More »

Ventura Botanical Gardens announces Fall Trail Festival

Naturalists will host interactive education stations at the Fall Trail Festival. Join the Ventura Botanical Gardens on Saturday, October 22 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. for the first ever Fall Trail Festival—a family-friendly opportunity to enjoy the outdoors, learn about nature and celebrate the fall season in ghostly style. Naturalists will host interactive education […] Read More »

Vol. 10, No. 1 – October 12 - October 25, 2016 - City classes

City of Ventura Barranca Vista Imagination Center classes check out hundreds more on our web-site. Call (805) 658-4726 or 805-654-7552 to register, if you already have an ACTIVENET account online, visit www.cityofventura.net . Classes and events held at the Barranca Vista Center ~ 7050 Ralston Street unless otherwise noted Mine, Craft, Build Adventure Game  5-11 years […] Read More »

More than 40 exhibitors offering the best treats in Ventura

The Ventura Chamber of Commerce presents the 6th Annual “Taste” at the Museum of Ventura County on Thursday October 20th. More than 40 of Ventura’s finest restaurants, caterers, wineries, breweries, bakeries and confectioners will be featured at this popular event. Live music, mixology and cooking demos will complement the mix, as guests mingle in the […] Read More »

Experience golf’s legends and more at the PowerShares QQQ Championship

The greatest golfers on the PGA TOUR Champions schedule are set to descend upon Sherwood Country Club October 28-30 for the inaugural PowerShares QQQ Championship, the first event in the new season-ending Charles Scwab Cup Playoffs series. Fans are sure to witness exciting competition as these legends of golf compete for their spot to further […] Read More »

Opera Santa Barbara to open season with Bizet’s ‘Carmen’

Opera Santa Barbara will open its 2016-17 season with a colorfully electrifying production of Carmen, Georges Bizet’s enduring tale of love and jealousy set amid the vibrant, unruly streets of 19th century Seville. Performances will take place at 7:30 pm on Friday, November 4, and at 2:30 pm on Sunday, November 6, in the historic […] Read More »

Vol. 10, No. 1 – October 12 - October 25, 2016 - Ojai News & Events

The Ojai City Council has selected interim city manager Steve McClary as Ojai’s permanent city manager. McClary had been serving as interim city manager since shortly after the resignation of Robert Clark on March 1. The city council voted 4-1 for a three-year contract, with Council Member Betsy Clapp voting no. “Steve’s leadership skills and […] Read More »

Fun time at the Ventura Harbor Village

Show your love for Italian sports cars at the 9th Annual Ventura Motorsports Gathering “Viva Italia! set at Village Main Lawn Sunday, October 16, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. This year’s themed event celebrates all things Italian and spotlights Ferraris, Lamborghinis, Maserati’s, but all sports, racing and classic cars are welcome to participate in […] Read More »

A Matter of Balance Class – Award winning program coming to EP Foster Library

The Ventura County Area Agency on Aging and the Ventura County Public Library are partnering to bring a practical, award-winning, and free of cost fall prevention course to Ventura residents starting in October. Many older adults experience concerns about falling and restrict their activities. This program is designed to help you manage falls and increase […] Read More »

Vol. 10, No. 1 – October 12 - October 25, 2016 - Events

Events by Ana Baker Free admission stage show, 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. First Sunday of every month.  Old Time Country Bluegrass Gospel Music Assoc. Poinsettia Pavilion, 3451 Foothill Rd. For more Information call 517-1131. Ventura Poinsettia Dance Club meets every Monday from 7:30 p.m. to 9:45 p.m. at the Poinsettia Pavilion, 3451 Foothill. Ballroom, […] Read More »

Step up for a  community where all children have a chance to form healthy relationships

Step Up Ventura will host its first benefit Murder Mystery Dinner at the Wyndham Garden Ventura Pierpont Inn on Friday, October 14th from 6 to 10 pm. Group seating and sponsorships are available by calling the Informant at (310) 497-9709. Participants become a part of the scene as they enjoy dinner and an evening of […] Read More »

The Seaside Highland Games

The  California Central Coast’s very own Scottish Festival—returns to the beautiful Ventura County Fairgrounds in October.  You can look forward to two solid days of Scottish fun and frivolity, games and gaiety and the tension of competition in these various venues: Colorful Highland Dancers compete for prize money and trophies on the Amtrak Stage near […] Read More »

Casino Night for Communication in Ventura on October 8th

A Voice Discovered (AVD), a local non-profit organization, will be hosting their 3rd Annual Casino Night and Silent Auction Fundraiser to benefit people in the community with complex communication needs on Saturday October 8th from 6:00p.m. to 10:00 p.m. The event will raise money and awareness for people in the community with communication impairments who […] Read More »

The Ojai Library October events

On Saturday, October 8,  the Library will be participating in Indie Author Day. This special day is centered around indie writing and publishing, and includes author panels, book readings, workshops, and information on how to get your self-published eBook into the library catalog. At 11 a.m. everyone will have a chance to join a digital […] Read More »

Celebrate John Lennon's birthday

Ivor Davis with Malibu singer Brooke Halpin are presenting a  “rehearsal” show at the Pierpont Racquet Club (500 Sanjon)free of charge on Sunday Oct. 2nd at 2 pm. It will be  the tune up for “the Big One” a week later  at the legendary Crest Westwood Theater on Sunday October 9th–which is Lennon’s birthday (he […] Read More »

Community celebrates at Launch Party for 5th Annual Water: Take 1 Online Short Film Festival

Ventura City Councilman Carl Morehouse, Ventura City Clerk Antoinette Mann and Shana Epstein, GM of Ventura Water at the Launch Party. Over 100 community members and water professionals turned out to celebrate the launch of the 5th annual Water: Take 1 film festival at the Crowne Plaza Ventura Beach hotel held Wednesday night, Sept. 21. […] Read More »

New West Symphony opens its exciting 22nd Season on Sept. 30 and Oct. 1

The New West Symphony opens its exciting 22nd Season on Friday, September 30 and Saturday, October 1 with Danzón, a concert featuring works teeming with exhilarating rhythms and fiery musical flourishes, as well as the lyrical melodies of one of the best-loved works of 20th Century American music. Guest conductor Tania Miller leads the orchestra […] Read More »

23rd ArtWalk Ventura event Oct. 1-2

The public is invited to the “ArtWalk Ventura Collectors Reception,” a special benefit celebration of art, poetry, music and food on Thursday, September 29, 6:30-9:30 pm, at Ventura City Hall, 501 Poli Street. Purchase tickets for $20 at www.artwalkventura.org or for $25 at the door. Ventura Mayor Erik Nasarenko will welcome this year’s visiting “2016 […] Read More »

Vol. 9, No. 26 – September 28 – October 11, 2016 - Events

Events by Ana Baker Retired Men(and semi-retired or on the brink). If your significant other says you’re getting under foot around the house, we’d welcome you for a few informal hours twice a month on a Tuesday at the Ventura Retired Men’s Group. Enjoy your choice at the bar, exchange thoughts with a friend, new […] Read More »

Vol. 9, No. 26 – September 28 – October 11, 2016 - City classes

City of Ventura Barranca Vista Imagination Center classes check out hundreds more on our web-site Call (805) 658-4726 or 805-654-7552 to register, if you already have an ACTIVENET account online, visit www.cityofventura.net Classes and events held at the Barranca Vista Center ~ 7050 Ralston Street in Ventura unless otherwise noted Introduction to Video Game Design […] Read More »

Just a few of the E.P. Foster October events

Author Reading – Zoe Murdoc 10/4 Tuesday @ 6pm Join us for a reading from Ojai author Zoe Murdock’s book Man in the Mirror: A man finding himself as he loses himself to Alzheimer’s. Altered Book Workshop 10/5 & 19 Wednesday @ 6pm Opera Santa Barbara Noontime Concert 10/14 Friday @ 12pm Spend Your Lunch […] Read More »

Breeze staff cowboy up for Ventura Chamber Business Expo

Photos by Kenny Backer Ana and Jaime Baker and Publisher Sheldon at the Ventura Chamber Business Expo held on Sept. 22 at the Four Points Sheraton. Booth designed by Ana and Jaime.   Read More »

Professor Scamp presidential pup rally at A Secret Garden Florist Café at 1pm Sunday, Sept. 18

On Sunday, September 18, there will be a pup rally at A Secret Garden Florist Café (981 E. Main, Ventura) at 1pm to officially announce the candidacy for president of Professor Scamp PhD (Pretty happy Dog). The public is encouraged to attend to support Scamp’s run for the Oval Office. Attendees are welcome to bring their dogs, […] Read More »

“Arts & Eats” in downtown Ventura Sept. 17

The first “Arts & Eats” will be held in the 400 and 500 blocks of downtown Ventura on Saturday, September 17 from 6 – 8pm. Three galleries will hold art receptions, while restaurants and shops will offer complimentary tastes. “Arts & Eats invites people to stroll and enjoy the uniqueness of our downtown.  Guests will […] Read More »

Vol. 9, No. 25 – September 14 – September 27, 2016 - City Classes

City of Ventura Barranca Vista Imagination Center classes check out hundreds more on web-site Call 658-4726 or 654-7552 to register, if you already have an ACTIVENET account online, visit www.cityofventura.net Classes and events held at the Barranca Vista Center ~ 7050 Ralston Street unless otherwise noted Art classes Critters 7-12 years 9/19-10/17 M 4-5:30 pm […] Read More »

Fundraiser to support animals in need

The Humane Society of Ventura County, will hold its 10th annual “Cats in the Canyon & Hounds in the Hollow” fundraiser on Sunday, Sept. 25, at Boccali’s Pizza and Pasta Restaurant in Ojai. Proceeds go to the care of animals in need throughout Ventura County. This year’s event, which will feature a full vegetarian Italian […] Read More »

Free workshop for ESL volunteer tutors 

Laubach Literacy of Ventura County is now offering free workshops to help volunteers learn to become English as Second Language (ESL) tutors of adults. The current workshop will be held over two Saturdays, September 17 (from 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM) and October 15, 2016 (from 9:00 AM to noon).  The two-day workshop will be […] Read More »

Vol. 9, No. 25 – September 14 – September 27, 2016 - Two on the Aisle

The ensemble works as a tightly knit team executing rapid-fire delivery. Moonlight and Magnolias debuts at Rubicon by Jim Spencer & Shirley Lorraine The latest production at Ventura’s Rubicon Theatre Company is Moonlight and Magnolias. It is a fascinating comedy about the process of converting the book, Gone with the Wind, into a movie. All […] Read More »

You’re Invited to the  Fifth Annual Water: Take 1 Online Short Film Festival

The public is invited to attend the Water: Take 1 kick-off reception from 6-8 p.m. on Sept. 21 at the Crowne Plaza Ventura Beach Hotel, 450 East Harbor Blvd. Celebrate and learn about water and conservation with this cocktail reception. Complementary beverages and appetizers will be provided and guests will enjoy a special video screening […] Read More »

Tickets are now on sale for Pier Under the Stars

The 23rd annual benefit for the historic Ventura Pier is on Saturday, October 1st, from 5-8pm. Each year more than 800 residents and visitors attend this beachfront culinary fair adjacent to the pier to sample the county’s best food and spirits provided by over 50 area businesses. This year marks the 23rd anniversary of Ventura’s […] Read More »

Fundraiser for American Cancer Society

“Making Strides Against Breast Cancer “is the theme of Ventura Elks Lodge #1430 BBQ fundraiser for the American Cancer Society on Saturday, Set. 17, 2016 at the Elks Lodge, 2126 Knoll Dr., starting at 4 pm. Tickets are on sale for $20 presale $23 after 5 pm Sept. 16 by calling 639-0303 or at the […] Read More »

League of Women Voters of Ventura County (LWVVC) is holding election forums 

Sept.25: 1:30 pm – First United Methodist Church, 1338 E. Santa Clara. Justice Steven Perren, Associate Justice of the Court of Appeals, and retired judge Melinda Johnson will present an informed and unbiased analysis of each of the November ballot propositions. This meeting is being hosted by the First United Methodist Church. Ventura Unified School […] Read More »

Vol. 9, No. 25 – September 14 – September 27, 2016 - Events

Events by Ana Baker Free admission stage show, 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. First Sunday of every month.  Old Time Country Bluegrass Gospel Music Assoc. Poinsettia Pavilion, 3451 Foothill Rd. For more Information call 517-1131. Ventura Poinsettia Dance Club meets every Monday from 7:30 p.m. to 9:45 p.m. at the Poinsettia Pavilion, 3451 Foothill. Ballroom, […] Read More »

Vol. 9, No. 25 – September 14 – September 27, 2016 - Ojai News & Events

Starting at 12 p.m. on Friday, September 16, , the Ojai Library will be participating in Read an eBook Day, a yearly celebration of modern story telling. This is a day dedicated to promoting the convenience, capability, and excitement digital reading provides. If you’ve never tried reading an eBook before, this is the perfect time […] Read More »

Santa Paula Society of the Arts hosting a free art demo by Wendy Winet Lefkowitz on Sept. 11

The Santa Paula Society of the Arts will host a free art demo given by Wendy Winet Lefkowitz on Sept. 11 from 2-4 pm at the Santa Paula Railroad Depot, 963 E. Santa Barbara St. She will be sharing her prize winning tips and techniques in watercolor. For more information about the Santa Paula Society […] Read More »

Vol. 9, No. 24 – August 31 – September 13, 2016 - City Classes

Fun and informative City classes City of Ventura Barranca Vista Imagination Center classes check out hundreds more on our web-site Call 658-4726 or 654-7552 to register, if you already have an ACTIVENET account online, visit www.cityofventura.net Classes and events held at the Barranca Vista Center ~ 7050 Ralston Street in Ventura unless otherwise noted Fairytales […] Read More »

E.P. Foster Library- September Events

Will be closed September 5th in observance of Labor Day Spocabulary 9/7, 14, 21, & 28 Wednesdays @ 6:30pm This poetry performance and writing workshop with an open mic is geared towards high school and college students but all are welcome. Specific emphasis is on SLAM Poetry. Presented by Phil Taggart and Aaron Gardner. Altered […] Read More »

4th annual Ventura Marathon and Beach Party

“I did it” Mark your calendars for the 4th annual Ventura Marathon and Beach Party on Saturday and Sunday, September 10th and 11th at the Ventura Pier. Aside from the marathon, there will be a half-marathon, a 5K, bike rides, a K9 Shuffle (dog walk) and an adventure/obstacle race. The beach party expo features live […] Read More »

Floating dock concerts returns to the Ventura Harbor Village

  The Rock on the Dock Concert Series returns to the Ventura Harbor Village with a dynamite line-up of musicians performing free to the public on a floating dock in the Harbor. Kicking off the Labor Day weekend, September 3, and continuing the 10th, 17th and 24th, 3 –along the Village Promenade. Soak up the […] Read More »

Changes in bird breeding habits on the Channel Islands

Paul Collins, Curator of Vertebrate Zoology at the Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History (SBMNH), will describe the effects that conservation efforts on the Channel Islands have had on breeding bird populations, during the September From Shore to Sea Lecture. Collins will describe how, over the past 150 years, the type and behavior of breeding bird populations on the […] Read More »

Vol. 9, No. 24 – August 31 – September 13, 2016 - Ojai News & Events

September 1st is the last day to join the Ojai Women’s Fund and participate in its inaugural year of community support. The Ojai Women’s Fund (OWF) is a nonprofit that feeds other local nonprofits via financial grants. Thus far, over 200 women of Ojai have joined together to pool resources to fund grant awards to […] Read More »

Vol. 9, No. 24 – August 31 – September 13, 2016 - Events

by Ana Baker Free admission stage show, 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. First Sunday of every month.  Old Time Country Bluegrass Gospel Music Assoc. Poinsettia Pavilion, 3451 Foothill Rd. For more Information call 517-1131. Ventura Poinsettia Dance Club meets every Monday from 7:30 p.m. to 9:45 p.m. at the Poinsettia Pavilion, 3451 Foothill. Ballroom, swing, […] Read More »

Rubicon Theatre of Ventura announces “Stories That Matter”

Rubicon Theatre Company’s 2016-2017 Season was publicly announced at a special event hosted by Joe Spano (Emmy Award and L.A. Drama Critics’ Circle Award-winning veteran of stage and screen) and Peter Van Norden (whose numerous credits include five Broadway shows, regional theatre, film and television).  The two actors star as Marley and Scrooge, respectively, in […] Read More »

Free seminars and  healthcare education offered  by CMHS

 Community Memorial Health System’s Healthy Women’s Program is hosting a Community Outreach Day which offers free mammograms and healthcare education to the first 35 women who qualify. This event will take place at the Center for Family Health in Ventura on Saturday, Aug. 27. The women will arrive early at the CFH office located at […] Read More »

Ventura County Reproductive Rights Network annual write for your rights

  The Ventura County Reproductive Rights Network is hosting its signature Write For Your Rights event to bring together our community’s collective voice during a time when threats on reproductive rights are at an all time high. Recent attacks from an anti-abortion group put Planned Parenthood at serious risk of being defunded. Even though the […] Read More »

Ventura Council for Seniors City Council Candidates Forum Sept. 20

Ventura Council for Seniors presents City Council Candidates Forum on September 20th at Ventura Missionary Church ,500 High Point Dr.10am to 12, in the Sanctuary of the Church. Read More »

Ventura Art & Street Painting Festival to be at Ventura Harbor Village

The iconic Ventura Harbor Village will once again serve as the seaside backdrop for the 8th annual Ventura Art & Street Painting Festival to benefit FOOD Share, Ventura County’s regional food bank.  On Saturday Sept. 10 and Sunday Sept. 11 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., the waterfront promenade will be transformed into a working […] Read More »

Debate to be held on two competing open space measures

Voters can learn about two competing countywide land-use measures on the ballot in November—Save Open-Space and Agricultural Resources (SOAR) and SUSTAIN VC. One representative from each measure will explain how each will affect Ventura County’s General Plan land use designations, goals and policies for open space, and agricultural and rural lands in unincorporated areas. The […] Read More »

Vol. 9, No. 23 – August 17 – August 30, 2016 - Music Calendar

For more events go to VenturaRocks.com Amigos Cafe & Cantina 546 E. Main St. 805-874-2232 Mondays: Open mic Wed 8/17: Live Band Karaoke Fri 8/19: Vinyl Gypsies Sat 8/20: 5 pm Taylor Rae; 9 pm Dive Bar Messiahs Sun 8/21: 5 pm Corsican Brothers; 9 pm Karaoke Tues 8/23: Brandon Ragan Wed 8/24: Musicians Brew […] Read More »

Congregation Am HaYam announces services for September

Congregation Am HaYam, led by Rabbi J.B. Sacks, takes pride in its haimish (warm) “people person” reputation where everyone’s voice is heard.  Services are relevant, accessible and participatory in English and Hebrew, with transliterations provided for people who don’t read Hebrew.  Services begin on Friday nights at 8 p.m. and Saturday mornings at 10 a.m. […] Read More »

City of Ventura Fall recreation and arts classes registration

Registration is open for fall recreation and arts classes and tours offered by the City of Ventura Parks, Recreation & Community Partnerships Department (PRCP) – with 135 new classes joining 200 popular returning activities that begin in late September.  To register or have a “My Ventura” catalog mailed to you call 658.4726. Ventura residents will […] Read More »

Vol. 9, No. 23 – August 17 – August 30, 2016 - City Classes

City classes City of Ventura Barranca Vista Imagination Center classes check out hundreds more on our web-site. Call 658-4726 or 654-7552 to register, if you already have an ACTIVENET account online, visit www.cityofventura.net Classes and events held at the Barranca Vista Center ~ 7050 Ralston Street in Ventura unless otherwise noted East Coast Swing for […] Read More »

Vol. 9, No. 23 – August 17 – August 30, 2016 - Events

Events by Ana Baker Free admission stage show, 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. First Sunday of every month.  Old Time Country Bluegrass Gospel Music Assoc. Poinsettia Pavilion, 3451 Foothill Rd. For more Information call 517-1131. Ventura Poinsettia Dance Club meets every Monday from 7:30 p.m. to 9:45 p.m. at the Poinsettia Pavilion, 3451 Foothill. Ballroom, […] Read More »

Vol. 9, No. 23 – August 17 – August 30, 2016 - Ojai News & Events

At 1 p.m. on Saturday, August 20, and Saturday, August 27,  the Ojai Library will host a special set of short performances courtesy of the Ojai Art Center. These Ojai Art Center One Acts will take place in the main library space and will serve as a preview of the Ojai Art Center’s next production: […] Read More »

Help support local food banks at charity event Sat. Aug 6

Enterprise Truck Rental located at 1144 Arundell Avenue in Ventura is having a great charity event coming up this Saturday, August 6th, from 10:00am to 2:00pm! All attendees will be able to enter a raffle to win a 40″ Samsung Smart HDTV, a Weber Grill and more!  Simply stop by and drop your business card […] Read More »

Vol. 9, No. 22 – August 3 – August 16, 2016 - City classes

August City of Ventura Imagination camps and events Call 658-4726 or 654-7552 to register, if you already have an ACTIVENET account online, visit www.cityofventura.net All held at the Barranca Vista Center ~ 7050 Ralston Street unless otherwise noted. JediCraft Adventure Game Using LEGO® 5-7 years 8/8-8/12 M-F 9 am-12 pm $190 #5822 Build the Star […] Read More »

Traveling Smithsonian exhibit is featured at the Museum of Ventura County

Asian and Pacific Americans ancestral roots represent more than 50 % of the world, extending from East Asia to Southeast Asia, and from South Asia to the Pacific Islands and Polynesia. In commemoration of this important history, “I want the Wide American Earth: An Asian Pacific American Story” is now on display at the Museum […] Read More »

Vol. 9, No. 22 – August 3 – August 16, 2016 - Ojai News & Events

by Veronica Johnson For the month of August, the Ojai Photo Club will focus on humor. Sergio Aragonés, internationally known cartoonist for over 50 years, will speak about creating a humorous story. On Tuesday, August 16,  at 7:00 p.m., at Help of Ojai’s Kent Hall, 111 Santa Ana St. The presentation will be as spontaneous […] Read More »

Hilarious fly-on-the-wall comedy appearing at the Rubicon

Rubicon Theatre Company presents Moonlight and Magnolias, the hilarious fly-on-the-wall comedy by Ron Hutchinson about how the most iconic film in Hollywood history almost did not get made. Directed by Stephanie A. Coltrin, this production features the same principal cast members from her critically acclaimed staging of Moonlight and Magnolias at Hermosa Beach Playhouse in […] Read More »

Vol. 9, No. 22 – August 3 – August 16, 2016 - Events

Events by Ana Baker Free admission stage show, 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. First Sunday of every month.  Old Time Country Bluegrass Gospel Music Assoc. Poinsettia Pavilion, 3451 Foothill Rd. For more Information call 517-1131. Ventura Poinsettia Dance Club meets every Monday from 7:30 p.m. to 9:45 p.m. at the Poinsettia Pavilion, 3451 Foothill. Ballroom, […] Read More »

Vol. 9, No. 21 – July 20 – August 2, 2016 - City of Ventura Imagination camps and classes

City of Ventura Imagination camps and classes check out hundreds more on our web-site Call (658-4726 or 654-7552 to register, if you already have an ACTIVENET account online, visit www.cityofventura.net Dance classes held at the Barranca Vista Center ~ 7050 Ralston Street in Ventura unless otherwise noted Billy Clower Ballet 6-10 years 7/21-8/18 Thursdays 4-5 […] Read More »

Foster Library – August Events

Adult Programs & Special Events 8/2 Tuesday @ 6:30-7:30pm Introduction to Mindfulness Meditation In our hectic 24/7 world, managing stress is the new necessity. Find out more about this non-religious stress reduction practice for everyone. 8/3 Wednesday @ 6pm Altered Book Workshop Repurpose an old book into a new piece of art.  Bring an old book […] Read More »

Have a National Night Out at home with a police officer August 2

Registration is now open for National Night Out. Your neighborhood is invited to participate with many other neighborhoods across the country in celebration of National Night Out on Tuesday evening, August 2. Deadline for registration by phone at 339-4317 or email abautista@venturapd.org is July 27. National Night Out is a crime and drug prevention event […] Read More »

"Ladies' Night" at EP Foster Library Topping Room August 6

“Ladies’ Night” will be at the Topping Room at the EP Foster Library. The event is on Saturday, August 6th from 8-11pm. “Ladies’ Night” will be a night of celebrating femininity in whatever form that takes whether gendered or non-binary. This will be a space for all. These terms, ladies and femininity are completely open […] Read More »

The Little Mermaid Makes a Splash

by Sheli Ellsworth Once again, the Cabrillo Music Theatre brings brilliance and beauty to the stage with the production of The Little Mermaid. The Hans Christian Anderson story that became a Disney classic is the ultimate undersea adventure. The Broadway musical will be playing at the Kavli Theatre in Thousand Oaks until Sunday, July 24. […] Read More »

Explore nature with the Ventura Hillsides Conservancy at Family Fun Day

Paul Meehan, gives his kids Claire and John a lift at the Ventura Hillsides Conservancy’s Big Rock Nature Preserve. Photo by Kyle Sparks. On Saturday, August 6, the Ventura Hillsides Conservancy (VHC) will host Family Fun Day at their Big Rock Nature Preserve from 10 a.m. – 12. This free, family-friendly, open-to-the-public outdoor event will […] Read More »

Vol. 9, No. 21 – July 20 – August 2, 2016 - Ojai News and Events

Every summer, theatre professionals and enthusiastic audiences from Southern California converge in Ojai Valley to participate in the development of new plays for the American theatre. Under the direction of Artistic Director/Producer Robert Egan, carefully selected playwrights from all over the world join together for an intensive two-week, in-residence workshop program that culminates in OPC’s […] Read More »

Vol. 9, No. 21 – July 20 – August 2, 2016 - Events

Events by Ana Baker Free admission stage show, 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. First Sunday of every month.  Old Time Country Bluegrass Gospel Music Assoc. Poinsettia Pavilion, 3451 Foothill Rd. For more Information call 517-1131. Ventura Poinsettia Dance Club meets every Monday from 7:30 p.m. to 9:45 p.m. at the Poinsettia Pavilion, 3451 Foothill. Ballroom, […] Read More »

Shakespeare coming to Ventura

Rubicon Theatre Company presents the gender-bending romantic comedy Twelfth Night or What You Will, performed by the students of the Education Department’s Fearless Shakespeare Intensive, adapted and directed by Rubicon’s first company member and critically acclaimed actor Joseph Fuqua. This hilarious tale of role reversal, unrequited love and mistaken identity receives a darkly romantic, goth-inspired […] Read More »

Project Understanding at San Buenaventura has moved

Come and celebrate with Project Understanding at their new location at 2734 Johnson Dr. on Thursday, July 7 from 5pm – 7pm. The program begins promptly at 5:30pm followed by a ribbon cutting ceremony. Meet local dignitaries including County Supervisor Steve Bennett. Meet Project Understanding staff and Board of Directors. Learn about their programs and […] Read More »

Restoring Bird Habitat on the Channel Islands

On Thursday, July 14 U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service wildlife biologist Annie Little will describe the work that has been done since 2002 to help populations of birds on the Channel Islands recover from loss of habitat and the adverse effects of the pesticide DDT, during the July From Shore to Sea lecture. DDT was a pesticide discharged into […] Read More »

Resource Conservation Partners purpose is to maintain our natural resources

Help to remove non-native plants and restore this beautiful Ventura natural area. Resource Conservation Partners (RCP), is a local non-profit organization whose purpose is to restore, conserve, protect, and monitor our natural resources. Help RCP and our community to restore the Ventura Harbor Ecological Reserve, to its native habitat. Most of the natural wetland areas […] Read More »

Just  some of E.P. Foster Library June events

7/6 Wednesday @ 6pm\Repurpose an old book into a new piece of art.  Bring an old book and your imagination. Local artist Ron Smith will be leading this workshop. Some materials will be supplied but feel free to bring special items for your altered book. Storytime: Short Stories 7/8 Friday @ 12pm Storytime? For grownups? That’s right! Bring […] Read More »

Rubicon Theatre Company presents James and the Giant Peach

Students from Rubicon Theatre Company will be staring in what is sure to be a “master-peach” of a production – a delightfully offbeat musical adaptation of Roald Dahl’s beloved book James and the Giant Peach, JR. Featuring music and lyrics by Tony nominated songwriters Justin Paul and Benj Pasek, and book by Timothy Allen and […] Read More »

Vol. 9, No. 20 – July 6 – July 19, 2016 - Music Calendar

For more events go to VenturaRocks.com Amigos Cafe & Cantina 546 E. Main St. 805-874-2232 Mondays: Open mic Sat 7/9: DJ Cierra Sun 7/10: 5 pm Karen Eden; 9 pm Karaoke Sat 7/16: Divebar Messiahs Sun 7/17: 5 pm Corsican Brothers; 9 pm Karaoke Tues 7/19: Brandon Ragan Café Fiore & Treehouse 66 S. California […] Read More »

Ventura Music Festival presents two admission-free events

Vadym Kholodenko’s Master Class event is open to the public. A free public concert kicks off the Festival on Friday, July 15th at 6pm.  It’s the Festival Brass Quintet in a fun, lively program, playing in the mini-park at California and Santa Clara. The second free event is on Saturday, July 16th, at 10:30am: a […] Read More »

CMHS seminar and other health news

The effects of sleep apnea and temporomandibular joint disorder – TMJ – on chronic headaches will be focus of a free seminar Community Memorial Health System is holding on Tuesday, July 19. Brigitte Lovell, D.M.D., who specializes in headache and orofacial pain, will lead the seminar from 6 to 8 p.m. in the eighth-floor Nichols […] Read More »

Vol. 9, No. 20 – July 6 – July 19, 2016 - Events

by Ana Baker Free admission stage show, 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. First Sunday of every month.  Old Time Country Bluegrass Gospel Music Assoc. Poinsettia Pavilion, 3451 Foothill Rd. For more Information call 517-1131. Ventura Poinsettia Dance Club meets every Monday from 7:30 p.m. to 9:45 p.m. at the Poinsettia Pavilion, 3451 Foothill. Ballroom, swing, […] Read More »

Beatles and me on tour book signing and music event

When Ivor Davis isn’t signing books he keeps fit at the Pierpont Racquet Club. On Saturday, July 16, 6pm to 7pm.  Gallery V will host a musical book signing event featuring author Ivor Davis and singer/composer Brooke Halpin.   Gallery V is located inside Very Ventura Gift Shop at 540 E. Main Street, Downtown Ventura.  The […] Read More »

Public invited to free Civil War talk on July 6 at the Olivas Adobe

Members of the public are invited to attend the Olivas Adobe Historical Interpreters (OAHI) general meeting at 5:30 pm on Wednesday, July 6, at the Olivas Adobe, 4200 Olivas Park Drive in Ventura, to hear about OAHI activities, and the “Native California Cavalry and its activities and impact during and after the Civil War” by the featured speaker, […] Read More »

Ventura County wildlife expert to discuss how to reduce human-coyote conflicts, June 30

On Thursday, June 30, the Ventura Hillsides Conservancy (VHC) will host “Coexisting with Coyotes,” a free open-to- the-public presentation providing information about coyotes, their behaviors and how residents can reduce human-wildlife conflicts. Wildlife biologist David Lee will make a presentation and discuss the recent uptick in urban coyote activity. The presentation, which will take place from 7 – […] Read More »

Breaking the silence among neighbors

Dr. Joseph Attias, neurophysiologist and audiologist from the University of Haifa, will be speaking about breakthroughs in rehabilitating deafness and his work in Israel done in cooperation with the Kingdom of Jordan and the Palestinian Authority. Among Dr. Attias’ findings is that the incidence of deafness in Jordanian children is four times greater than for Israeli children. His […] Read More »

Economic Outlook Breakfast

The Ventura Chamber of Commerce will host its annual Economic Outlook Breakfast, “Our Past, Present and Future” on Thursday, June 23, from 7:30-9:30 am at the Marriott Ventura Beach. The event will explore the rich history of our founding industries here in Ventura, agriculture and oil, and discuss the unique opportunities that are available today. […] Read More »

Torch Run benefits Ventura County Special Olympics

This was the twenty-seventh year the VPD has participated in the annual LETR. On Thursday, June 9 employees from the Ventura Police Department (VPD) once again participated in the annual Southern California Law Enforcement Torch Run (LETR) benefiting Ventura County Special Olympics.  The Ventura Police Department participated in the annual Law Enforcement Torch Run benefiting […] Read More »

Sergio Mendes leads largest VMF concert

A Celebration of 50 years of Brazil 66. Sergio Mendes has signed on to lead the largest concert of the 2016 Ventura Music Festival:  Sergio Mendes: A Celebration of 50 years of Brazil 66. The music legend will bring his cool factor, along with a company of musicians and singers,  for an exciting evening of […] Read More »

Vol. 9, No. 19 – June 22 – July 5, 2016 - Music Calendar

For more events go to VenturaRocks.com Amigos Cafe & Cantina 546 E. Main St. 805-874-2232 Mondays: Open mic Thurs 6/23: Rhythm Soul Fri 6/24: Smokey & Friends Thurs 6/30: Rhythm Soul Sat 7/2: Goodnight Kiss; Sin Chonies Sun 7/3: 5 pm The Tossers; 9 pm Karoake Bombay Bar & Grill 143 S. California St. 805-643-4404 […] Read More »

Vol. 9, No. 19 – June 22 – July 5, 2016 - Events

Events by Ana Baker Would you like to meet new friends? Whatever the reason, Ventura’s Conversation Group is the right place for you. This eclectic group meets Wednesdays from 4 p.m. to 5:45 p.m. Located at the Yolanda’s Mexican Restaurant at 2753 Main St. Several people usually stay for a drink and a bite to […] Read More »

“Tip-A- Cop” Fundraiser benefiting Special Olympics of Ventura County

The Ventura Police Department (VPD) will again be sponsoring the Special Olympics “Tip-A- Cop” event on Tuesday, June 21, from 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m., at Romano’s Macaroni Grill located at 4880 Telephone Rd. in Ventura (805) 477-9925. Tip-A- Cop is a law enforcement fundraising event in which law enforcement officers assist with waiting tables at a local […] Read More »

Ventura County Community College District Board of Trustees Strategic Planning Meeting open to the public, June 21

The Ventura County Community College District Board of Trustees invites the public to attend its Strategic Planning Meeting on Tuesday, June 21, at 3:00 pm. The meeting will be held at the District Administrative Center located at 255 West Stanley Avenue, Suite 150, Ventura, CA. The invitation is extended to members of the Citizens Advisory Council, students, college […] Read More »

Felix N Fido dog adoption event

At the Felix N Fido dog adoption event held at the Ventura Harbor the pugs took in $25 and Breeze contributing writer Sheli Ellsworth took in $1 when Scamp gave her a kiss (except she wouldn’t accept his credit card). Read More »

Henry Schwab Violin/Viola Competition

The Ventura College Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Robert Lawson, will present the finalists of the 8th annual Henry Schwab Violin/Viola Competition on June 18. Three talented young violinists, selected March 19th, at the preliminary audition, will each perform by memory, a complete classical Violin Concerto with the Ventura College Symphony Orchestra. The competition honors the memory of Henry Schwab, […] Read More »

Hands-on fun and enriching classes offered this summer for K-12

Wilderness Survival! Green Engineering!  Rocketry!  SAT Prep! Broadway Buddy Camp! Deep Sea Explorations! Learn coding, geography, clay-mation, singing, sewing, chemistry, photography, art, cooking, track and field skills, and paper Mache! Keep your kiddos busy and engaged this summer with these hands-on classes offered by Ventura Education Partnership’s 10th annual Summer Enrichment Academy!  These fee-based classes are open to […] Read More »

6th Annual City Impact, Inc. Ventura Beachfront Run

Photos by George Robertson 1/2 Marathon, 10K and 5K Run held on June 4.  This year there were close to 600 runners who participated.     Read More »

Mini art tour of downtown Ojai art studios Saturday June 11

If you are in Ojai for the Music Festival on June 11, add the visual arts to your experience. Take a mini art tour on Saturday and visit some downtown Ojai art studios. For an easy walking tour, start from Libby Park, head east and first stop at Ray Harding’s studio on Montgomery St. There […] Read More »

Vol. 9, No. 18 – June 8 – June 21, 2016 - City classes

City of Ventura Imagination classes check out hundreds more on web-site Call  658-4726 or 654-7552 to register, if you already have an ACTIVENET account online, visit www.cityofventura.net All held at Barranca Vista Center ~ 7050 Ralston St. unless otherwise noted Fairytales in the Park  free performances for Families 6/11    Saturday        4pm Fairytales in the Park […] Read More »

Vol. 9, No. 18 – June 8 – June 21, 2016 - Ojai News & Events

Mary Winder will visit the Ojai Library at 1 p.m. on Saturday, June 11, to deliver a talk entitled “Ancient Mystery Cults of Greece and Rome.” Ms. Winder comes to us via the Santa Barbara Museum of Art’s Community Speakers Program. This presentation will cover Ancient Mystery Cults—one of the most intriguing but least understood […] Read More »

Vol. 9, No. 18 – June 8 – June 21, 2016 - E.P. Foster Library events

Not all events  listed 6/8 & 22 Wednesdays @ 6:30pm This poetry performance and writing workshop with an open mic is geared towards high school and college students but all are welcome. Specific emphasis is on SLAM Poetry. Presented by Phil Taggart and Aaron Gardner. 6/9 Thursday @ 7pm Our Haiku Contest was a stellar […] Read More »

Outrigger canoe clubs compete in Ventura race

A leading race of competing outrigger canoe clubs from San Diego to San Francisco occurs on Saturday, June 11,  from 8:00 am to 3:00 p.m. This annual event is sponsored by Hokuloa, a well-established Ventura based Outrigger Canoe Club. The Saturday race will be held at Harbor Cove Beach in Ventura . Hundreds of athletic […] Read More »

Museum educates 3rd and 4th graders and is seeking volunteers for new exhibit

The Museum of Ventura County is now accepting registration for its 2016 Chumash Youth Program, which gives children hands-on learning about Ventura County’s indigenous Native American culture. The program will be held at the museum from June 20-24 (Mon. through Fri.), 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. All students currently in 3rd and 4th grades are […] Read More »

Vol. 9, No. 18 – June 8 – June 21, 2016 - Events

Events by Ana Baker Would you like to meet new friends? Whatever the reason, Ventura’s Conversation Group is the right place for you. This eclectic group meets Wednesdays from 4 p.m. to 5:45 p.m. At the    Main Street Restaurant, 3159 Main St., Ventura. Several people usually stay for a drink and a bite to eat […] Read More »

Community members invited to attend Groundwater Sustainability Agency (GSA) Formation Forums

Community members invited to attend Groundwater Sustainability Agency (GSA) Formation Forums, June 14 and June 16, 2016 What: STAKEHOLDER FORUM – Upper Ventura River (UVRB) Groundwater Sustainability Agency (GSA) Formation Forum When: Tuesday, June 14, 2016 6pm to 8:30pm Where: Oak View Community Center, 18 Valley Road, Oak View CA 93022 To learn more visit: www.uvrgroundwater.org […] Read More »

12 Annual Channel Islands Harbor Fine Art Festival at Harbor Landing July 9-10

The Channel Islands Harbor Fine Art Festival will return to the Harbor Landing, on July 9 – 10 for its 12th annual event. The festival will feature artists displaying their own original work in all medium of fine art and fine craft. Work presented will be paintings, sculpture, photography, ceramics, mixed media, jewelry and more. […] Read More »

American veterans honored at St. Mary's Cemetery

This coming Monday, May 30,  at 1pm,  at St. Mary’s Cemetery, at 1347 Main Street, we will be honoring the 76 American veterans and the one 1869 Medal of Honor recipient for their service to our Country who are buried there. After a prayer and pledge, the Port Hueneme Naval Color Guard will make their […] Read More »

Downtown Ventura Farmers’ Market celebrates 30 Years

The Downtown Ventura Farmers’ Market will celebrate its 30th birthday on Saturday, June 4  with a community event complete with all types of fun activities for all ages.  The event will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in the farmers’ market area and also throughout the Main Street Mini Park, located on the […] Read More »

Sandpiper Toastmasters Club turns 40

Sandpiper Toastmasters Club in Ventura (www.sandpiper.freetoasthost.com) marks its 40th anniversary on Saturday, June 11 in honor of the occasion, a special dinner, program and celebration with entertainment is being held from 6-8:30 p.m. in the Santa Paula room of the Poinsettia Pavilion, 3451 Foothill Road, Ventura. Members of the public and Toastmaster alumni are invited […] Read More »

Wine in the Pines

by Mark & Debbie Bailey Owners, The Wine Room Gallery, PMC Fine wine lovers; mark your calendars for Saturday, June 11, for the annual Pine Mountain Club “Wine in the Pines” in the Pine Mountain Village Center, an easy and scenic 90-minute drive from Ventura. From 1 to 4 pm (noon to 4 pm with […] Read More »

Camino Real Tennis Day May 28

The Ventura Tennis Club, in cooperation with the Ventura Recreation and Community Services, is hosting a Ventura Tennis Day on Saturday, May 28, from 9:00 a.m. to 4 p.m. The event will be held at the Camino Real Tennis Park.This is a free event for VTC members and guests. Events will include clinics for adults and […] Read More »

National Public Works Day held in Ventura

David Goldstein from Public Works Agency  explaining  composting to Elsa and Lila. Photo by John Ferritto In what’s becoming a favorite educational experience among local students, Ventura County Public Works Agency’s National Public Works Day public event held on Tuesday, May 17 piqued students’ interests in the Public Works sector. With over 500 students attending ranging […] Read More »

Vol. 9, No. 17 – May 25 – June 7, 2016 - Ojai News & Events

“Shades Of Gray,” the 13th annual Ojai Art Center Photography Branch juried exhibit, opens on Saturday, June 4, with a free opening reception from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. The exhibit runs through June 29 at the Ojai Art Center Gallery, 113 South Montgomery St. Once it was the only choice open to a photographer, but […] Read More »

Vol. 9, No. 17 – May 25 – June 7, 2016 - Events

Events by Ana Baker Free admission stage show, 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. First Sunday of every month.  Old Time Country Bluegrass Gospel Music Assoc. Poinsettia Pavilion, 3451 Foothill Rd. For more Information call 517-1131. Ventura Poinsettia Dance Club meets every Monday from 7:30 p.m. to 9:45 p.m. at the Poinsettia Pavilion, 3451 Foothill. Ballroom, […] Read More »

Ventura Film Society Season 8 - “Hearing is Believing” the Rachel Flowers story June 9

Please join the Ventura Film Society on Thursday June 9th at 6:30pm at the Century 10 Downtown Ventura for the Ventura County Premiere of “HEARING IS BELIEVING”, the new feature documentary from VFS Founder & award-winning producer/director Lorenzo DeStefano. This film introduces the world to the multi-talented young musician and composer, Rachel Flowers. Born 15 weeks premature, weighing only […] Read More »

6th Annual Pride Prom of Ventura May 21st at Poinsettia Pavilion

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The Ventura Family YMCA hosts annual Senior Day May 25

The Ventura Family YMCA will host their annual Senior Day on Wednesday, May 25th from 10am to 1:30pm.  This free community event is made possible through sponsorships by Montecito Bank & Trust, The Palms at Bonaventure, and Driscoll Strawberry Associates, Inc.  The Longevity Expo will include local vendors who specialize in senior services from 10am-12pm.  […] Read More »

Stamp out Hunger food collection event in Ventura May 14th

On Saturday May 14th, our local letter carriers will be carrying over 100,000 pounds of food for stamp out hunger! They want to collect as much food as possible for those in need right here in Ventura County – and they need your help! All you have to do is leave a bag of non-perishable food […] Read More »

National Police Week May 15-21

National Police Week begins this Sunday, May 15th and runs through Saturday, May 21. The Ventura Police Community Foundation invites all to come out with the Ventura Police Department and help raise money for Community/VPD events, Public Safety and City of Ventura Youth Programs including the Police Activities League by participating in Ventura Restaurant Week. Please come and […] Read More »

Ventura Hillsides Conservancy to host “Bike and Hike,” Saturday, May 21

On Sat., May 21, from 1-3 p.m., the Ventura Hillsides Conservancy (VHC) will host “Bike and Hike” – a free community bike ride along the Ojai-Ventura Bike path. VHC staff will lead riders on a 12-mile round-trip excursion to their Big Rock Preserve. Upon arrival, VHC will conduct a hike on their nature preserve before returning to […] Read More »

“Take Your Bike to Work Week” May 16-20

“Take Your Bike to Work Week,” an annual event that encourages commuters to change up their daily commute and try riding their bikes to work, will kick-off Monday, May 16, 2016. Co-sponsored by the Ventura County Transportation Commission (VCTC) and the Ventura County Air Pollution Control District (VCAPCD),“Take Your Bike to Work Week” will run May […] Read More »

Vol. 9, No. 16 – May 11 – May 24, 2016 - E.P. Foster Library programs and events

Adult Programs & Special Events Adult Coloring Book Break 5/11, 18, 25 Wednesdays @ 12-2pm Available from 12pm to 2pm so stop by for a minute or ten! 5/12 Thursday @ 3:30pm Library LAB Makerspace Learn to 3D print and get an intro to digital design in this entry-level workshop. Seats are limited, registration is […] Read More »

Rubicon Theatre Company presents Noel Paul Stookey one night only May 15

Rubicon Theatre Company presents Noel Paul Stookey (“Paul” of Peter, Paul and Mary)in “At Home: Ventura” Sunday, May 15, at 7:00 p.m. Returning after last year’s sold-out concert, singer/songwriter Noel Paul Stookey  brings his intimate musicality to the Rubicon Theatre Company stage again. Noel will perform Stookey standards such as “The Wedding Song,” “In These […] Read More »

Ventura Kiwanis Officer of the Year Awards

On Friday, May 20th, The Kiwanis Club of Ventura will host their 49th annual Officer of the Year event. Last year there were 170 guests in attendance, many of them Ventura County peace officers and their families. Ventura Kiwanis Officer of the Year Awards Dinner The Tower Club 300 Esplanade Dr., 22nd Floor, Oxnard 5pm […] Read More »

Hansel and Gretel in Fairy Tale Land

Footworks Youth Ballet presents Hansel and Gretel in Fairy Tale Land, a whimsical adventure where the famous duo encounter a whole new world straight out of the pages of their favorite bedtime stories. The audience will be delighted as enchanting gnomes and pixies lead them to a land where Nursery Rhymes, Fairy Tales and Willow […] Read More »

Vol. 9, No. 16 – May 11 – May 24, 2016 - City of Ventura Classes

City of Ventura Imagination classes check out hundreds more on our web-site Call  658-4726 or 654-7552 to register, if you already have an ACTIVENET account online, visit www.cityofventura.net Classes/Events held the Barranca Vista Center ~ 7050 Ralston Street  unless otherwise noted Line Dance with a Twist  18 years-adult 5/11/6/15         M/W    1-2 pm                         $60      #5684 […] Read More »

Circus Vargas is indeed a family operation.

Owned and operated by a talented young couple who together with their immediate and extended family have managed to produce some of the most incredible productions in live family entertainment in generations, all under the Big Top! Every member of the family is involved in the day to day operations of the circus and together […] Read More »

The California Dental Association Foundation’s volunteer dental clinic serviced 1,884 people during April 16-17 at Ventura County Fairgrounds

The California Dental Association Foundation’s volunteer dental clinic, CDA Cares, provided $1.5 million in charitable dental services to 1,884 people during the April 16-17 event at the Ventura County Fairgrounds.  During the two-day event, dentists and dental professionals provided 11,583 dental procedures, including fillings, extractions, cleanings and oral health education. Volunteer technicians in the clinic’s […] Read More »

Surf ‘n’ Suds Beer Festival Ventura

Don’t miss the best beer festival in Ventura! For the second consecutive year the Trek Bikes of Ventura Surf ‘n’ Suds Beer Festival in Ventura is mixing surf and craft beer to bring you the best beer festival in town! On Saturday, May 21st the Surf ‘n’ Suds Beer Festival in Ventura will take place […] Read More »

Vol. 9, No. 16 – May 11 – May 24, 2016 - Events

by Ana Baker May 10: The Ventura County Writers Club will be hosting memoirist Lari Newton at the Pleasant Valley Senior Center, 1605 Burnley Street in Camarillo. Newton’s 7 p.m. talk will expand on the importance of theme in writing. Her talk: It’s My Theme and I’m Sticking to It, explains that theme is the […] Read More »

Vol. 9, No. 16 – May 11 – May 24, 2016 - Ojai News & Events

The Photography Branch of the Ojai Art Center welcomes artists to submit photographic images in black and white for the upcoming 13th annual juried photography exhibit, “Shades of Gray,” opening June 4 with a reception from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. Entries may be submitted to the Art Center Thursday, June 2, from 5:00 to 7:00 […] Read More »

Three downtown Ventura galleries will host artist receptions on Saturday, May 21.

Buenaventura Art Association (5 – 7pm), Fox Fine Jewelry (6 – 8pm), and Gallery V (6 – 8pm). Buenaventura Art Association presents the 4th Annual Collage and Mixed Media Open Competition from May 17 – June 11.  The reception is May 21 from 5 – 7pm with award presentation at 6pm. Buenaventura Gallery, 700 E. […] Read More »

Annual Summerfest celebration happening May 21st

Celebrating our healthy community partnerships By Dr. Michael Babb, Ed.D. Ventura Unified School District Superintendent Every year Ventura Unified School District and its community partners host Summerfest, a celebration of our Ventura’s commitment to health and well-being. More than 8,000 people converge on the Education Services Center for a day of outdoor events that promote physical activity and […] Read More »

Sign up for free “Responsible Beverage Serving”class on May 3

The City of Ventura Office of Special Events and Project Safer on Responsible Beverage Serving will co-host a free “Responsible Beverage Serving” class on Tuesday, May 3, at 6:30 pm, in the Community Meeting Room at Ventura City Hall, 501 Poli Street. The class is mandatory for special events where alcohol is served or sold. A short presentation will […] Read More »

Habitat for Humanity of Ventura County launches "She Nailed It" competition

Put on your figurative hard hat (standard, pink or sparkle-y — you choose!), on behalf of Habitat for Humanity, Ventura County! Are you a smart woman? Competitive? Generous? Fun?  Do you love to win!? If this describes you, consider putting together a team of four women to participate in a high stakes nailing – as […] Read More »

YMCA holding a free community event

On Saturday, April 30th from 10am-2am, the Ventura Family YMCA is holding a free community event to inspire more kids to keep their minds and bodies active. This year marks the 25th annual YMCA’s Healthy Kids Day®, the Y’s national initiative to improve health and well-being for kids and families.  The day-long event features activities […] Read More »

Lilac Festival in Pine Mountain Club

by Mark Bailey, President PMCCPOA One of the best kept secrets in California remains the quaint “Aspen like” village of Pine Mountain Club (PMC).  Located in the Los Padres National Forest at a little over one mile above sea level and nestled between Mt. Pinos and San Emegdio Mountain, Pine Mountain Club is remarkably easy […] Read More »

Jazz and classical music to be presented at the VMF concert

The Ventura Music Festival is proud to present its most diverse Rising Stars concert ever, at 8 pm, Friday, May 6th, at the First United Methodist Church in Ventura (1338 E. Santa Clara).  Admission is free and audience members of all ages are invited to turn out for an exciting 75-minute program featuring young award-winning […] Read More »

Ventura College holds inaugural Diversity in Culture Festival

Recently Ventura College held its inaugural Diversity in Culture Festival on the Ventura College campus. The event featured a wide variety of cultural performances, art, food and speakers from around the world.  Events included a poetry slam contest featuring Ventura County’s poet laureate Phil Taggart and director Jonathan Carlander presenting his short film on Asperger […] Read More »

Vol. 9, No. 15 – April 27 – May 10, 2016 - Ojai News & Events

Shirley Waxman will visit the Ojai Library at 1 p.m. on Saturday, May 14, to deliver a talk entitled “Puja and Piety: Hindu, Jain, and Buddhist Art from the Indian Subcontinent.” Ms. Waxman is from the Santa Barbara Museum of Art’s Community Speakers Program. The Puja and Piety exhibition, on display at the Santa Barbara […] Read More »

Walk with NAMI Ventura County in the 12th Annual NAMI Ventura County Walk

Join last year’s NAMI walkers on April 30.                The 12th Annual NAMI Ventura County Walk benefitting the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI)will be on Saturday April 30 at the Ventura Promenade. Check in and registration will begin at 9:00 am with the start time for the 5k walk beginning […] Read More »

Vol. 9, No. 15 – April 27 – May 10, 2016 - Events

Events by Ana Baker Ventura Poinsettia Dance Club meets every Monday from 7:30 p.m. to 9:45 p.m. at the Poinsettia Pavilion, 3451 Foothill. Ballroom, swing, Latin, mixers and line dancing. Members $10, non-members $12, first time dancers are free. Call Rick at 415-8842 for more information. Apr. 28: Portuguese Fraternal Society of America – The […] Read More »

City of Ventura Special Event Grants applications are due May 12

Applications are due May 12 for the City of Ventura “Special Event Permit Fund” – a grant program open to event organizers staging cultural festivals and special events in Ventura that activate public space and increase visitor spending. Applicants must be a Ventura based nonprofit or an agency partnering with a Ventura based nonprofit planning […] Read More »

Ventura College hosting grand opening celebration and building dedication of new state-of-the-art Applied Science Center April 21

Ventura College will host a grand opening celebration and building dedication of its new state-of-the-art Applied Science Center on Thursday, April 21, from 3-4 p.m. at the campus located at 4667 Telegraph Road. The event will include tours, a short presentation and remarks by school administrators, Chancellor Bernard Luskin and Board of Trustees Larry Kennedy, Chair. Established in 1925, […] Read More »

Public invited to Ventura City Council's Community Workshop on Homelessness, April 18

The City of Ventura City Council will hold a Community Workshop on Homelessness, Monday, April 18, 2016 from 5:30 to 9:00 pm at the Ventura County Fairgrounds, Island View Room of the Derby Club. The purpose of the workshop is to: Provide education and promote community ownership and alignment about homelessness Foster healthy, collaborative dialogue […] Read More »

"A Country Fair with Ocean Air" gets ready to rock

Ventura County’s favorite 12 days of summer are coming August 3-14. The Ventura County Fair returns with contests, exhibits, animals, carnival rides and more fair favorites. The Grandstand Arena Entertainment Series promises to be a crowd pleaser, with 10 free concerts and 4 free PRCA rodeos. This is the schedule so far: Motor Sports  (Wednesday, […] Read More »

Dog Day Afternoon

Ventura Police Department officers and chief honor K-9’s. by Richard Lieberman The National Police Dog Foundation held its annual ceremony at the Crowne Plaza hotel in Ventura. The event to honor Police K-9s and their handlers drew participants from Ventura and Los Angeles counties. Among the participants Oxnard police, Santa Paula police, Ventura police, Ventura County […] Read More »

VPD to host drug awareness meetings

Drug use can negatively affect all aspects of a person’s life, impact their family, friends and community, and place an enormous burden on society. One of the most significant areas of risk with drug use is the connection between drugs and crime. Every day, the nation’s law enforcement agencies at the local, state and federal […] Read More »

Free VA benefits and clean slate legal clinic for veterans

OneJustice’s Justice Bus® Project is partnering with the Public Counsel Law Center and Ventura County Library to provide a free VA benefits and clean slate legal clinic for veterans in Ventura. During the clinic, individuals with appointments will meet one-on-one with volunteer attorneys one-hundred percent free of charge. Appointments are required! This clinic is being […] Read More »

Vol. 9, No. 14 – April 13 – April 26, 2016 - City of Ventura classes

City of Ventura Imagination classes check out hundreds more on our web-site Call  658-4726 or 654-7552 to register, if you already have an ACTIVENET account online, visit www.cityofventura.net Classes/Events held the Barranca Vista Center ~ 7050 Ralston Street in Ventura unless otherwise noted Art and Architecture using LEGO®  5-10 years 4/16     Saturday           10 am-12 pm […] Read More »

9th Annual Mother’s Day Luncheon honors and remembers

In recognition of mothers being the primary caregivers in our lives and the community, Livingston Memorial Visiting Nurse Association will honor Ellen Brokaw (Mother of our own city employee Elena Brokaw)and remember Corolyn Powell at a Mother’s Day Luncheon, Friday, April 22 at the Las Posas Country Club in Camarillo. Proceeds from the event support […] Read More »

“Our Journey Home” documentary highlights need for public housing

Home gives us a sense of belonging and stability. It’s so much more than just a physical structure. Yet, so many people in the U.S. face housing instability and homelessness on a daily basis. A shocking 76% of Americans live paycheck-to-paycheck (Bankrate.com Survey 2013). They are just one accident or injury away from losing everything, including […] Read More »

CMHS to hold free Ethics In Healthcare Event

Communicating end of life decisions will be the focus of a free Ethics in Healthcare event Community Memorial Health System is holding as part of its 2016 Speakers Series on Thursday, April 21, from 5:30 to 7 p.m. at the Museum of Ventura County. Jim Hornstein, M.D., CMHS Bioethics Chair will moderate the latest Ethics […] Read More »

U.S. Premiere happens at California/Mexico border and Ventura

eXtras features Bruno and brother Odiseo, stars of Mexican stage and cinema. eXtras is an adaptation of Stones in His Pockets by Marie Jones, which won the Olivier Award for Best Comedy and received three Tony Award nominations. In this new version by noted author, media personality and filmmaker Sabina Berman (four-time winner of Mexico’s […] Read More »

Vol. 9, No. 14 – April 13 – April 26, 2016 - Ojai News & Events

For the month of April, the Ojai Photo Club changes its focus to explore a genre of photography that finds beauty in things falling apart. Sean Kilmurray, an emerging photographer and student at Brooks Institute, will speak about creating mysterious and evocative images in unconventional settings. The theme of his talk is “Entropy.” The meeting […] Read More »

Vol. 9, No. 14 – April 13 – April 26, 2016 - Events

Events by Ana Baker Would you like to meet new friends? Whatever the reason, Ventura’s Conversation Group is the right place for you. This eclectic group meets Wednesdays from 4 p.m. to 5:45 p.m. Located at the Yolanda’s Mexican Restaurant at 2753 Main St. Several people usually stay for a drink and a bite to […] Read More »

Soroptimist  announces 85th Anniversary & Scholarship Awards Event

Soroptimist International (SI) of Ventura, a local service club for business and professional women with the goal of making a difference in the lives of women and girls, is celebrating its 85th year of serving the community of Ventura. The celebration will be held in conjunction with its annual scholarship awards. April 16, from 11:30 […] Read More »

YMCA Healthy Kids Day April 30th

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Become a Junior Ranger at Channel Islands National Park

In celebration of the National Park Service Centennial, Channel Islands National Park is hosting a special Junior Ranger event on Saturday, April 16, from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm, at the park visitor center in the Ventura Harbor. Children will have the opportunity to participate in four different Junior Ranger programs at the event, allowing them to earn badges […] Read More »

California Dental Association Foundation and CDA host CDA Cares to provide free dental care April 16-17 at Ventura County Fairgrounds

The California Dental Association Foundation and CDA are hosting a CDA Cares dental clinic to provide oral health care and education at no charge to approximately 2,000 patients. Dentists, dental and health professionals, and community volunteers are donating their time and skills to this two-day event. Since 2012, with the help of 12,918 volunteers, CDA […] Read More »

A Celebration of Art and Native Flora at Channel Islands National Park April 9

As part of a continuing celebration of 100 years of national parks in 2016, the public is invited to enjoy a spring event in the native plant garden on April 9, from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm at the Channel Islands National Park Robert J. Lagomarsino Visitor Center in the Ventura Harbor. This Find Your Park event […] Read More »

Ventura College presents Diversity in Culture Festival

Ventura College will hold its inaugural Diversity in Culture Festival, April 12–14 on the Ventura College campus, 4667 Telegraph. The festival is free and open to the public. Events will begin at 11 a.m. each day and run until 8:30 p.m. The event will feature a wide variety of cultural performances, art, food and speakers […] Read More »

Vol. 9, No. 13 – March 30 – April 12, 2016 - Ojai News & Events

The City of Ojai Arts Commission is accepting applications from students who wish to participate in the ARTSOjai 2016 Artists Mentor Program. This is the fourth year for the program, which pairs working artists with local students for a summer internship. The City is looking for applicants from Ojai public and private schools who will […] Read More »

E. P. Foster STEM Academy recorded A Million Acts of Kindness

The E. P. Foster STEM Academy recorded A Million Acts of Kindness in honor of the 150th birthday of the city of Ventura. Each classroom had their own red heart, with papers to fill the heart with acts of kindness between January 19th and February 19th. The month-long event started with PeaceMakers’ week in January […] Read More »

Save the date for the Benefactors’ Ball 

The Community Memorial Healthcare Foundation is holding its 43rd Benefactors’ Ball on Saturday, April 16, with proceeds benefitting the new Community Memorial Hospital. At this event, three notable individuals will be recognized with the prestigious Cephas Bard Award, named after the founder of the first Community Memorial Hospital. Awardees to be recognized at this event […] Read More »

Gershwin brothers coming to Ventura

The Janet and Mark L. Goldenson Broadway Musical Concert Series at Rubicon Theatre Company continues in its second year with a weekend concert celebrating one of the most significant and popular American songwriting teams of all time, George and Ira Gershwin. Who Could Ask For Anything More? will be presented  only on Saturday, April 2 […] Read More »

The Museum of Ventura County honors The City of Ventura’s 150th Anniversary

The Museum of Ventura County presents “Ventura @ 150: Celebrating the City of Good Fortune”, a commemorative exhibition that celebrates the city’s sesquicentennial opening on April 1. Large-scale portraits of early Ventura residents from every sector of the community transport visitors to San Buenaventura’s early days, when the character and direction of the city was […] Read More »

Vol. 9, No. 13 – March 30 – April 12, 2016 - Events

Events by Ana Baker Free admission stage show, 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. First Sunday of every month.  Old Time Country Bluegrass Gospel Music Assoc. Poinsettia Pavilion, 3451 Foothill Rd. For more Information call 517-1131. Ventura Poinsettia Dance Club meets every Monday from 7:30 p.m. to 9:45 p.m. at the Poinsettia Pavilion, 3451 Foothill. Ballroom, […] Read More »

Ventura Vet Center to hold Vietnam veterans day open house event

The Ventura Vet Center will be hosting an open house event to commemorate and pay tribute to our Vietnam Veterans on Tuesday, March 29, at 790 E. Santa Clara St. from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Counselors will be available to talk, provide information, and coordinate services with other VA and community agencies. Vietnam Veterans […] Read More »

Vol. 9, No. 12 – March 16 – March 29, 2016 - Ojai News & Events

Ojai City Manager Robert Clark announced that he is resigning for personal reasons effective on March 1, 2016. Clark expressed his appreciation for the support of the City Council over the past five years. Clark said: “It has been a privilege to work side by side with a highly dedicated group of City employees who […] Read More »

Family Festival of Fun on tap for Easter weekend

​The second annual Spring Carnival is coming to the Ventura County Fairgrounds March 25-27 on Easter weekend. Event hours will be Friday, March 25 from 3 until 9 p.m., Saturday, March 26 from noon until 9 p.m. and Sunday, March 27 from noon until 7 p.m. The Carnival will feature 15 carnival rides ranging from […] Read More »

emPower at the Ventura Home, Garden and RV Show

Interested in lowering your carbon footprint and making your home healthier this spring? Visit emPower Ventura County at the 24th Annual Ventura Home, Garden and RV Spring Show March 18-20 for advice on how you can improve the efficiency, comfort and indoor air quality of your home, while saving money on utility bills. Come learn how to […] Read More »

Children Of Eden opens in Thousand Oaks

Before his retelling of the Witches of Oz in Wicked, composer Stephen Schwartz took on a contemporary retelling of some of the most popular biblical tales known to man. Children Of Eden uses these stories and characters to strike a universal chord in all of us. Beautiful music, story, humor, and imagery remind us of […] Read More »

Vol. 9, No. 12 – March 16 – March 29, 2016 - Events

Events by Ana Baker Mar. 17: The East Ventura Community Council will celebrate St. Patrick’s Day by delving into Mayor Nasarenko’s recent State of the City address. Also on the agenda is an update by Development Chairperson Daniel Cormode on Ventura’s water situation, as well as a report on the status of  the SOAR (Save […] Read More »

Explore Ventura’s Art scene at Paint Ventura April 2nd

Find your creative side and explore Ventura’s Art scene at this year’s Paint Ventura April 2nd featuring a variety of artists in all mediums creating, selling and competing in downtown Ventura Spring Art Fair And Paint Out/ 10am – 4pm at Plaza Park in Downtown Ventura / free Spend the day enjoying local arts and […] Read More »

Public invited to Ventura 150th "City Hall Open House" on Friday, March 11

Community members of all ages are invited to visit Ventura City Hall, located at 501 Poli Street, for a fun afternoon learning about local government during an Open House celebrating Ventura’s 150th anniversary of cityhood.  The free event will be held Friday, March 11, from 1 to 4 pm. Art and historic tours, music, refreshments, […] Read More »

Friendship Sangha of the Heart hosting free program Mar. 7

On Monday evening March 7th the Friendship Sangha of the Heart, a Spiritual Growth Program of the Unitarian Universalist Church of Ventura (UUCV), will be hosting this special free program. Join us in the Sanctuary of the UUCV for meditation practice at 7:00 pm, the book talk with Timber Hawkeye at 7:30 pm or both. […] Read More »

Museum of Ventura County and Channel Islands National Park, host “Tales of Island Life” festivities Mar. 6

On Sunday, March 6, from 11 am to 4 pm, the Museum of Ventura County, in partnership with the Channel Islands National Park, hosts a fun-filled day for families with the theme “Tales of Island Life.” This is one of the occasional Sundays that the two organizations will jointly host in celebration of the Channel […] Read More »

Tender Life Maternity Home Walkathon

Join your friends at the Tender Life Maternity Home Walkathon on  Saturday, March 5, at The River Church. The walk will start at 9:45. Registration begins at 9:00am. The Tender Life Walkathon is a great way to involve your family and friends in a fun, charitable experience. The walk is less than 2 miles. Simply […] Read More »

AIDS Walk Ventura

AIDS Walk Ventura will take place in Plaza Park on Saturday, March 5, at 8:30 AM.  The goal of AIDS Walk Ventura is to raise awareness about HIV and AIDS and to fund future efforts for education, outreach, and prevention within Ventura County.  The event has a long history in Ventura County and has been […] Read More »

“State of the City” event brings Ventura Chamber and City together

Mayor Erik Nasarenko will deliver the annual State of the City Address at the Ventura Chamber of Commerce’s State of the City Breakfast on Thursday, March 10 at the Crowne Plaza Ventura Beach. Mayor Erik Nasarenko will discuss the present and future of Ventura. The Ventura Chamber of Commerce hosts the breakfast every year.  “The […] Read More »

E.P. Foster Library – March events

3/2, 9, 16, 23, 30 Wednesdays 12-2 pm some stress relieving coloring. Coloring sheets and pencils provided. Available from 12pm to 2pm so stop by for a minute or ten! Oil spills and microbes: How does nature remediate massive petroleum discharges? 3/6 @ 3pm Channel Islands Lecture Series Patricia Tavormina, Lecturer Spontaneous Chess 3/12 & […] Read More »

Jim Mangis  has unexpectedly passed away

Jim Mangis was an integral part of all that is good in Ventura and life. From running FOOD Share, the Food Forward Family, Foodbank of Santa Barbara County, board member at Ventura City Corps he brought light and joy to volunteers and staff alike. Jim Mangis, died at 62 from an apparent heart attack. His […] Read More »

Vol. 9, No. 11 – March 2 – March 15, 2016 - Ojai News & Events

Opera Santa Barbara will present a series of Free Noontime Concerts at the Ojai Library on the second Thursday of March, April, and May. Each concert will begin at 12 p.m. in the main room of the library and will last approximately 45 minutes. The concerts will feature members of the Mosher Studio Artist Program, […] Read More »

VC to help anyone apply for college financial aid at all levels

Ventura College will hold an open house available to all those interested in learning more about the college and its programs and services, as well as those who would like assistance in applying for admission and financial aid. The Ventura College Extravaganza will be held from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., March 12, at Ventura […] Read More »

Church hosting grand opening at new location

On Sunday, March 13,  from 12:30-3 pm Community Bible Church of Ventura will be hosting a Grand Opening for all the community at the  new home/property located at 5040 Telegraph Road, across from Ventura College, where Day Road meets Telegraph. They will be providing delicious food provided by local business partnerships, hosting tours, giving away […] Read More »

Kellogg Park Groundbreaking Ceremony and Concert

Kellogg Park Groundbreaking Ceremony and Concert to be held on March 12, from 2:00-5:00 PM, a free community block party featuring musical performances, dancers, fitness demonstrations, kids’ activities, crafts, and more! It will include a Chumash Blessing for the land, music from DATA middle school, Los Halcones, brightly colored Aztec Dancers and the band, Honey […] Read More »

Sierra Club to honor Jan Dietrick of Ventura

The Ventura Sierra Club will honor the work of Jan Dietrick of Ventura with its 2016 Environmental Hero Award to be given during the Women’s Empowerment Day Conference on March 5th in Oxnard, from 9am-3pm. Jan, who has a Master’s Degree in Public Health is President of Rincon-Vitova Insectaries of Ventura ( a company that […] Read More »

Vol. 9, No. 11 – March 2 – March 15, 2016 - Events

Events by Ana Baker Ventura Poinsettia Dance Club meets every Monday from 7:30 p.m. to 9:45 p.m. at the Poinsettia Pavilion, 3451 Foothill. Ballroom, swing, Latin, mixers and line dancing. Members $10, non-members $12, first time dancers are free. Call Rick at 415-8842 for more information. March 6: Audubon 8:00 a.m. Work Day Hedrick Ranch […] Read More »

Museum events

The Museum of Ventura County presents its 2nd Latina Film Festival on Saturday, March 12, and Sunday, March 13. Saturday’s event begins at 7:00 pm with a dessert reception, followed by screenings and a tribute to actor Evelina Fernández. Tickets are $15 each and can be purchased on site or in advance at the museum.  […] Read More »

The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance

Rubicon Theatre Company presents the American Premiere of The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance, written by Jethro Compton and directed by Jenny Sullivan. The time is 1890; the place, the Wild West. Ransome Foster, a scholar from the East in search of adventure, is beaten and left for dead on the outskirts of town. He […] Read More »

Egg-Citement and mermaids at Ventura Harbor Village

Mermaids have been spotted seaside at Ventura Harbor Village. Photo by Dan Harding Hop on over for family fun at Ventura Harbor’s Cottontail Day Festival, Saturday, March 19th from 10 AM – 3 PM, featuring egg hunts, petting zoo, kid’s crafts, and children’s entertainment; all geared towards families with kids ages 1 – 7 years […] Read More »

Tournament celebrating 85 years of golf in Ventura to be held April 1st

Buenaventura is an award-winning 18-hole golf facility. Photo by Michael Gordon Coinciding with the City of Ventura’s 150th year celebration, Buenaventura Golf Course will host a golf tournament in celebration of 85 years of golf in Ventura.  The tournament will be held on Friday, April 1st, at 1:00 in the afternoon.   Take a step back […] Read More »

U.S. Navy Seabee Museum Brown-bag Luncheon Learning Series Mar. 4

The U.S. Navy Seabee Museum will hold a Brown-bag Luncheon Learning Series on Friday (March 4th) at noon.  The topic is “More than just roads and commodes:  The history of the Naval Shore Establishment 1800-1941, Part One.”  Join museum archivist Gina Nichols for the first installment of a two-part series on the history of the […] Read More »

Ventura County Community College District holding Public Policy Hearing on Accreditation Mar 2

The Ventura County Community College District plans to hold a Public Policy Hearing on Accreditation at the Ventura County Office of Education (5100 Adolfo Road, Camarillo, CA), Wednesday, March 2.  The three colleges in the District (Moorpark, Oxnard, and Ventura) are preparing required self-study documents in anticipation of their accreditation site visits from the Association of […] Read More »

Public Invited to Mayor Erik Nasarenko’s State of the City Address February 29

Ventura Mayor Erik Nasarenko will present the annual State of the City address in Council Chambers at City Hall, 501 Poli Street, on Monday, February 29, 2016 at 6 pm.  A brief reception will be held after the address, followed by the regularly scheduled City Council meeting. The address, titled “Invest in Ventura, Now and For a Strong Tomorrow,” will focus […] Read More »

Channel Islands National Park Comes “Ashore” to the Museum of Ventura County To celebrate National Park Service’s 100th Anniversary

On Sunday, February 28, from 11 am to 5 pm, the Museum of Ventura County, in partnership with the Channel Islands National Park, hosts a fun-filled day for families with the theme of “Island Chumash Traditions.”  This is one of four Sundays that the two organizations will jointly host in celebration of the Channel Islands National Park’s […] Read More »

The Beach Cities Neighbors and Newcomers Club meeting Mar. 2nd

The Beach Cities Neighbors and Newcomers Club, (BCNN ) is a group of active women of all ages who live in Ventura, Oxnard, or Port Hueneme and enjoy activities such as hiking, bridge, dining, wine outings, reading, mah jong, cooking etc.For more information, please come to our monthly meeting on March 2, 2016 from 9:30 […] Read More »

Local Entrepreneurs Join Forces to Host Free Community Event

Three recent graduates of WEV’s Self-Employment Training (SET) Program will join forces in a free yoga and coffee event for the community. For those with a love for both yoga and coffee, three local entrepreneurs are hosting the perfect event. On Saturday, February 27th, WEV Self-Employment Training graduates Michelle Nouraei, Marilyn Hefferen, and Ashley Tindall will […] Read More »

Vol. 9, No. 10 – February 17 – March 2, 2016 - City of Ventura Classes

City of Ventura Classes check out hundreds more on our web-site Call  658-4726 or 654-7552 to register, if you already have an ACTIVENET account online, visit www.cityofventura.net Classes/Events held the Barranca Vista Center ~ 7050 Ralston Street in Ventura unless otherwise noted Explore with Me  2.5-5 years 2/19-3/25         Friday              10:30-11 am    $60 for one adult […] Read More »

It’s a “Brand New Day” for this year’s Festival of Talent

On Saturday, February 27th, Ventura Education Partnership (VEP) proudly presents the 15th Annual production of the Festival of Talent – A Brand New Day. This memorable evening, supported in part by the Kiwani’s Club of Ventura, will showcase over 200 performers in 24 show-stopping acts featuring the best and brightest students, parents and faculty throughout […] Read More »

Team VFD will be climbing to raise money for The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society

The Greek Restaurant will host a fundraiser for Team VFD For the fourth year, Team VFD and the Ventura Fire Foundation will be participating in the Scott Firefighter Stairclimb. 14 members of Team VFD will be climbing the Columbia Center in downtown Seattle, Washington to raise money for The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. All 14 […] Read More »

Vol. 9, No. 10 – February 17 – March 2, 2016 - Events

Events by Ana Baker Ventura Poinsettia Dance Club meets every Monday from 7:30 p.m. to 9:45 p.m. at the Poinsettia Pavilion, 3451 Foothill. Ballroom, swing, Latin, mixers and line dancing. Members $10, non-members $12, first time dancers are free. Call Rick at 415-8842 for more information. Feb.18: Ventura Police Department Officer Marchetti will report on […] Read More »

Vol. 9, No. 10 – February 17 – March 2, 2016 - Ojai News & Events

The Ojai Art Center will hold open auditions for a staged reading of Christine Rosensteel’s new play, “Clarity,” which is being funded by a grant from the City of Ojai. Auditions are at 2 p.m. Feb. 20 and 21 and 7 p.m. Feb. 22. Roles include a couple in their 40s, their two boys aged […] Read More »

Tickets going fast to Ventura Hillsides Conservancy’s 7th Annual Wild and Scenic Film Festival

On Friday and Saturday, March 4 & 5, 2016, the Ventura Hillsides Conservancy (VHC) will present the 2016 Wild and Scenic Film Festival (WSFF) at Ventura’s Poinsettia Pavilion, 3451 Foothill Road. Now in its 7th year, the Wild and Scenic Film Festival offers audiences the chance to enjoy a series of inspirational award-winning short films […] Read More »

New West Symphony music director Marcelo Lehninger leads orchestra in Masterpiece Series concert

New West Symphony music director Marcelo Lehninger will lead the orchestra in a Masterpiece Series concert featuring the music of Mozart, Haydn and Beethoven.   Cellist Andrew Janss returns to the orchestra to  perform Franz Joseph Haydn’s Concerto No. 1 in C Major for Cello & Orchestra. The program also includes Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s Overture to […] Read More »

City classes from photography to yoga

City of Ventura Classes check out hundreds more on web-site Call  658-4726 or 654-7552 to register, if you already have an  ACTIVENET account online, visit www.cityofventura.net Classes/Events held the Barranca Vista Center, 7050 Ralston Street  unless otherwise noted. Carpinteria Seal Rookery Hike  18 years-adult 2/5       Friday   9:10 am-2:45 pm          $40+$20 materials fee  #5666 Hike […] Read More »

National Association of Watch and Clock Collectors (NAWCC) coming to Ventura

The Southern California show of the National Association of Watch and Clock Collectors (NAWCC) is coming to Ventura.  The show which attracts hundreds of vendors and watch and clock collectors will be held at the San Miguel Hall at the Ventura County Fairgrounds on February 19 and 20.   A Friday morning program, “Time to Go,” featuring traveling time pieces […] Read More »

Ojai Library Events

the Ojai Library is loaning out Knitting Kits to customers interested in learning more about this fun and relaxing hobby. Each kit will contain the tools necessary for you to get started as well as some materials and resources to point you on your way. Once you have your kit, stop by the Ojai Library […] Read More »

Vol. 9, No. 9 – February 3 – February 16, 2016 - Events

Events by Ana Baker Would you like to meet new friends? Whatever the reason, Ventura’s Conversation Group is the right place for you. This eclectic group meets Wednesdays from 4p.m. to 5:45p.m. at the Yolanda’s Mexican Restaurant , 2753 Main St. Several people usually stay for a drink and a bite to eat afterward. Be […] Read More »

The Ventura County Library celebrated 100 years of service to the county on January 1

“The libraries of today are all about literacy, and that comes in many forms,” said Library Director Jackie Griffin. “We will always have books, but many of our services are now online as well. We have music, video, computer stations and even 3-D printers for the public to use.” The County Library now has 11 […] Read More »

Ventura’s Earth Day Eco Fest April 23rd - Vendor / Sponsor registration open

Preparations have begun for Ventura’s 9th Annual Earth Day Eco Fest, to be held Saturday, April 23rd from 10am to 5pm at Promenade Park.  Exhibitor booths are available for organizations and businesses to spread their green and sustainable messages with a public that cares. “We are focused on making a positive change locally and globally. […] Read More »

Startup book clubs forming at Bank of Books

Seven new book clubs are starting  at Book Club Headquarters in Bank of Books in Ventura.  Join one of the startup book clubs and receive your first book for free! Owner Clarey Rudd states “this is a great way to meet new people, which often in a book club, can lead to long-time friendships.  This […] Read More »

Ventura College to host fundraiser

The Ventura College Men’s and Women’s basketball teams, along with the Ventura Breakers Youth Basketball Club, will host its 17th annual barbecue fundraiser dinner and games on Saturday, Feb.6. Adult tickets are $15.00. A child ticket (12 and under) is $12.00. Barbecue dinner at the Ventura College Sportsplex will be served from 4:00 to 7 […] Read More »

Vol. 9, No. 8 – January 20 – February 2, 2016 - Ojai News & Events

The Pastel Society of the Gold Coast, a non-profit organization, is pleased to present their award-winning professional paintings at their show and sale “I Love Pastels.”  The group has a membership of approximately thirty Southern California artists who utilize the dynamic and diverse application of soft pastels to express their creativity. The PSGC’s mission is […] Read More »

E.P. Foster Library – February events

E.P. Foster Library – February events Adult Programs & Special Events Poetry Out Loud County Competition 2/3 @ 3 pm High school students from across Ventura County will recite poetry in the hopes of moving on to regional, state, and national contests. Forgotten Foster Park 2/3 @ 6:30 pm Come hear local author, Gwen Alfares, […] Read More »

Vol. 9, No. 8 – January 20 – February 2, 2016 - Events

Events by Ana Baker Would you like to meet new friends? Whatever the reason, Ventura’s Conversation Group is the right place for you. This eclectic group meets Wednesdays from 4p.m. to 5:45p.m. at the Yolanda’s Mexican Restaurant at 2753 Main St. DBSA Ventura, the local chapter of the Depression & Bipolar Support Alliance (DBSA) hosts […] Read More »

A poignant love story set in 1940’s

Last year’s “Last Train To Nibroc” starring Erik Odom and Lily Nicksay who return in See Rock City. Photo by Christopher Brown Rubicon Theatre Company presents See Rock City by Arlene Hutton, a poignant love story set in 1940’s Appalachia about young newlyweds trying to find their footing in a world on the brink of great […] Read More »

Ventura Audubon Society events

Jan 9,  8:0 0 a.m.   Work Day – Hedrick Ranch Nature Area.  Leader:  Sandy Hedrick 340-0478.  Arrive at 8:00 for self-guided birding which usually yields some interesting birds. Work from 9am – noon. Long pants and boots or closed shoes are required. Bring water, gloves and sun protection. Jan 10, 8:30 a.m.  Veteran’s Park, Sylmar.  […] Read More »

 E.P. Foster Library events

Themed Early Literacy Class- For the month of January Early Literacy Class at all Ventura Libraries will be themed around things you find in Ventura in celebration of the city turning 150 this year. Early Literacy Class – The Beach & Ocean – January 12 & 13 @10:30am Early Literacy Class – Gardens – January […] Read More »

Vol. 9, No. 7 – January 6 – January 19, 2016 - Ojai News & Events

On Friday, January 8, from 3 to 4 p.m., Park Ranger David Begun of Channel Islands National Park will visit the Ojai Library to deliver a special talk entitled Find Your Park. David will share general information about the islands that make up Channel Islands National Park and discuss the many recreational opportunities that the […] Read More »

Take a free bus ride for lunch in Ojai

If you might have to ride the bus soon due to not renewing your driver’s license or other aging issues, please join and learn about transportation programs as we ride the bus up to Ojai – and enjoy lunch on the City! On Jan. 19 and 21. Call 648-3035 to RSVP. Also the Senior Volunteer […] Read More »

SCAN classes for seniors are wonderful

“GERD, IBS, Crohn’s Disease and Colitis: What You Need to Know” will be discussed at the SCAN Health & Wellness Center on Friday, January 15th, at 11 a.m. The one-hour discussion will be led by Ventura physician Bruce Woodling, M.D., as part of a monthly health series called “Taking Charge.” Dr. Woodling will talk about […] Read More »

Vol. 9, No. 7 – January 6 – January 19, 2016 - Events

Events by Ana Baker Would you like to meet new friends? Whatever the reason, Ventura’s Conversation Group is the right place for you. This eclectic group meets Wednesdays from 4p.m. to 5:45p.m. Located at the Yolanda’s Mexican Restaurant at 2753 Main St. Several people usually stay for a drink and a bite to eat afterward. […] Read More »

Ventura College expands schedule, offers Saturday Classes

This January, Saturday classes return to the Ventura College schedule, as the college continues to give students new options to access learning conveniently, as increasing student access and attracting working adult students are priorities for the college. “We are here to serve students and the community, so we’re delighted to offer Saturday classes as a […] Read More »

January celebration of Martin Luther King, Jr.

Martin Luther King, Jr. was one of the main leaders of the American civil rights movement. A Baptist minister by training, King became a civil rights activist early in his career, leading the Montgomery Bus Boycott. His efforts led to the 1963 March on Washington, where King delivered his “I Have a Dream” speech, raising […] Read More »

Tall ships return to Ventura Harbor

Photo of  by John Ferritto A movie star tall ship and her companion return to Ventura this winter for more than three weeks of sailing adventures, cannon battles, and educational programs for young people. The brig Lady Washington and the topsail ketch Hawaiian Chieftain are scheduled to sail into Ventura Harbor Village January 15 and […] Read More »

Town Hall Meeting  for Our County, Our Kids

As a foster parent, families can become a link in a lifelong chain. Loving homes can provide the unconditional healing, support and guidance that can help a child and siblings thrive and grow as every child needs. With over 1,000 youth still in need in Ventura County, foster youth from birth to teens especially need […] Read More »

Elite Theatre Company presents one-act festival Jan. 15th - Feb. 7th

The Elite Theatre Company is proud to present its 7th Annual One-Act Play Festival, opening Friday, January 15th and playing to February 7th. The plays are a compilation of the winners of the 2015 One-Act Play Writing Competition chosen from nearly 100 submissions from North American playwrights. The selections are both dramatic and comedic, and […] Read More »

Free Ukulele Concert

Free Ukulele Concert This Sunday!!! Presenting “The Ukulaliens” From the Ventura Surf Club Ventura Harbor Marina Carousel Stage Sunday, Jan 3, 2016 12 Noon to 3pm Come enjoy surf ukulele fun Read More »

Ventura Botanical Gardens to celebrate “Sow In The New Year”

Join the Ventura Botanical Gardens for our annual Sow in the New Year on Saturday, January 9 from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. Celebrate and help brighten the gardens by sowing California native wildflower seeds. Sow in the New Year is a family-friendly opportunity to get outdoors, enjoy spectacular ocean views and breathe in the […] Read More »

Vol. 9, No. 6 – December 23, 2015 – January 5, 2016 – Ojai News & Events

Actors who want to be part of “The Addams Family” musical at Ojai ACT should show up for auditions Jan 2-4 for a production that goes from March 11 to April 3. The show is based on Charles Addams’ cartoons which mostly appeared in The New Yorker, depicting a ghoulish American family with an affinity […] Read More »

It’s a Fair and Fine Season at Rubicon Theatre Company

It’s already shaping up to be a remarkable season at Rubicon Theatre Company this year with their resplendent opener, the two piano version of My Fair Lady and the world premiere adaptation of Charles Dickens A Christmas Carol by Rubicon Founder, Karyl Lynn Burns. What can audiences look forward to experiencing in 2016? The season […] Read More »

Vol. 9, No. 6 – December 23, 2015 – January 5, 2016 - Events

Events by Ana Baker Would you like to meet new friends? Whatever the reason, Ventura’s Conversation Group is the right place for you. This eclectic group meets Wednesdays from 4p.m. to 5:45p.m. Located at the Yolanda’s Mexican Restaurant at 2753 Main St. Several people usually stay for a drink and a bite to eat afterward. […] Read More »

Holiday Toy Drive for local Ventura County children

Currently there are 1,000 children in foster care and thousands of additional low-income kids in Ventura County, and these youth are in need of toys and other gifts this holiday season. In an effort to bring some holiday cheer to these children in need, there are programs that help coordinate through Children and Family Services […] Read More »

Ventura Hillside Conservancy looking for volunteers for tree planting Sat., Dec. 19, 9am-12pm

CALLING ALL VOLUNTEERS! We know it’s a very busy time of year but Ventura Hillside Conservancy hopes that you can put your holiday shopping on hold for a couple of hours this Saturday, Dec.19, and help us plant trees from 9 a.m. – noon at our Big Rock Preserve. Volunteers both young and old are encouraged […] Read More »

10th Annual Homeless Persons' Memorial Service Sun., Dec. 20, at 3pm in Ventura's Plaza Park

All are invited this Sunday afternoon, December 20, at 3 pm to participate in the 10th Annual Homeless Persons’ Memorial Service in Ventura’s Plaza Park, across from the post office, at Santa Clara Street and Fir.  Services will be in the gazebo.  We will remember by name 17 men and women who died homeless in our community in the past […] Read More »

Santa Stops by the Ventura Family YMCA

The Y teams up with the ACTION Foundation and the Community Christmas Shoppe to Help Families in Need This Holiday Season The Ventura Family YMCA presents their annual Santa Stops by the Y event on December 12th from 8AM-10AM.  This morning is a community event for children to have their photo taken with Santa and […] Read More »

New West Symphony Harmony Project celebrates the season with free community concert Dec. 12th

Young members of the New West Symphony Harmony Project of Ventura County will present a free concert for the community on Saturday, December 12 at 6:00 pm at Bell Arts Factory, located at 432 N. Ventura Avenue in Ventura. The concert will include classical pieces, jazz tunes and holiday songs performed by 40 students from […] Read More »

Ventura Potters' Guild Holiday open house Sun., Dec. 13th

Ventura County Potters’ Guild Gallery Ventura Harbor Village 1567 Spinnaker Drive Suite 105 The Ventura Potters’ Guild is having a Holiday open house, Sunday, December 13, 2015 from 2 – 6 p.m. Handbuilding and wheel demonstrations will take place from 2 – 4:30 by Joe Cervantes, Roe Estep and Kim Mehyre Clarke. Come meet some […] Read More »

Vol. 9, No. 5 – December 9 – December 22, 2015 – Events

Events by Ana Baker Would you like to meet new friends? Whatever the reason, Ventura’s Conversation Group is the right place for you. This eclectic group meets Wednesdays from 4p.m. to 5:45p.m. Located at the Yolanda’s Mexican Restaurant at 2753 Main St. Several people usually stay for a drink and a bite to eat afterward. […] Read More »

Vol. 9, No. 5 – December 9 - December 22, 2015 – Ojai News & Events

On Saturday, December 19, from 1 to 2 p.m., Jill Swaim will visit the Ojai Library to deliver a talk entitled Road Scholar: Adventures in Lifelong Learning. Love to travel? Enjoy learning new things, exploring interesting places, and meeting people who share a love of adventure? Swaim will speak about Road Scholar, the world’s largest—and […] Read More »

Ventura Holiday Art Festival with Ventura Breeze contributing writers Mira Reverente and Sheli Ellsworth autographing their books

At the Paint Ventura Holiday Art Festival Ventura Breeze contributing writers Mira Reverente and Sheli Ellsworth were autographing their books. The Festival was presented by Red Brick Art and featured local artists and crafters, kid’s activities and pet adoptions. Read More »

An evening of entertainment for the entire family

Cabrillo Music Theatre brings its yearly Holiday Show for the troops back to the Civic Arts Plaza, with Cabrillo’s 2015 Holiday Family Celebration!  For years, Cabrillo has been putting on a specially-prepared variety show exclusively for the troops and their families presented at the Naval Base in Ventura County.  Due to the great success of […] Read More »

Experience the magic of the season seaside

Photo by Dan Harding The Ventura Harbor presents the 39th Annual Ventura Harbor Boat Parade of Lights and Fireworks, Friday & Saturday, December 18 & 19, at 6:30 pm and Winter Wonderland & Holiday Marketplace on Saturday, December 19 from 1- 5 pm.  Decorated boats and holiday décor kick off this year’s “Surf, Sand & […] Read More »

RSVP early for Candlelight Tours of Olivas Adobe

Discover how Old California Rancho families prepared to celebrate the year-end holidays with a free candlelight tour of the City of Ventura’s historic 1847 rancho – the Olivas Adobe, located at 4200 Olivas Park Drive – on Sunday, December 13, beginning at 5:30 pm. Tours are conducted in groups and offered every twelve minutes – […] Read More »

WHAT IS REUSABLE BAG DAY?


Reusable Bag Day is an educational grassroots event hosted by the Surfrider Foundation Ventura County Chapter along with local community groups. We are asking holiday shoppers and retailers to forgo single-use, plastic shopping bags in favor of reusable bags to help protect the oceans and Ventura’s beauty one reusable bag at a time. Surfrider Foundation and City of […] Read More »

Vol. 9, No. 4 – November 25 – December 8, 2015 – Events

Events by Ana Baker Would you like to meet new friends? Whatever the reason, Ventura’s Conversation Group is the right place for you. This eclectic group meets Wednesdays from 4p.m. to 5:45p.m. Located at the Yolanda’s Mexican Restaurant at 2753 Main St. Several people usually stay for a drink and a bite to eat afterward. […] Read More »

Vol. 9, No. 4 – November 25 – December 8, 2015 – Ojai News & Events

On Sun., Nov. 29, the Ojai Film Society (OFS) will screen “Meru,” an exhilarating and profound documentary about three mountain climbers who attempt to scale the Himalayan peak known as Meru—the Shark’s Fin. On Sun., Dec. 6, OFS will screen the “The Second Mother,” a heartbreaking and humorous Brazilian film. The films are screened at […] Read More »

December events at Foster Library

Adult Programs/Special Events H.O.P.E. for Warriors (12/5 @ 1pm) – A presentation by Reins of H.O.P.E., a Ventura County based organization dedicated to offering Equine Assisted Psychotherapy. The talk will address how sessions help veterans develop coping skills for PTSD, Traumatic Brain Injury, anger, depression, addiction, and grief. Flowering Plants of the Mt. Piños Area […] Read More »

Island Packers announces cruises

Let Island Packers create a special holiday gathering by scheduling a Ventura Harbor holiday cruise or whale watching trip aboard a beautifully decorated 64-foot catamaran. There are many options for holiday cruises this December. These cruises offer a fun, unique way to bring relatives and friends together for an outdoor activity while viewing the decorated […] Read More »

Have you wanted to run your own business?

If you don’t know where to start to own your own business of  already own a business and want to expand attend a WEV session to learn how? Learn how to make those dreams a reality with Women’s Economic Ventures (WEV). WEV is holding free, 1-hour informational sessions facilitated by Spanish Program Coordinator Leticia Sandoval […] Read More »

Holiday Magic

Guest artists will perform with dancers from the youth company. This holiday season, enjoy Footworks Youth Ballet’s variation of The Nutcracker, with live music performed by the Footworks Community Orchestra and singers from the Carpe Diem Chorus. In this version of the holiday classic, the wave of a wand transforms a holiday party into the […] Read More »

The greatest threat facing humanity

Ahead of the historic United Nations conference in Paris on climate change, join the Ventura Sierra Club in a call to immediate action on the greatest threat facing humanity, climate change. November 29, at 1pm, community leaders and local politicians will gather on the steps of Ventura City Hall to demand the transition to 100% clean energy […] Read More »

2015 Adoption and Foster Care Fair at Pacific View Mall

by Veronica Johnson On National Adoption Day, which is Saturday November 14th, the Ventura Superior Court is sponsoring the 2015 Adoption and Foster Care Information Fair with the goal of educating the public and providing interaction with families who are interested in adopting or becoming foster parents. Foster VC Kids, a division of the County of […] Read More »

Vol. 9, No. 3 – November 11 – November 24, 2015 – Events

Events by Ana Baker Nov 15: Audubon New Birders – Ventura Settling Ponds at 8:30 a.m. Frank DeMartino 906-8733. Both new and experienced birders will benefit Frank’s knowledge of the birds in the ponds and surrounding scrub habitat. Frank will help you determine the difference between blue-winged and green-winged teal, help find gallinules lurking in […] Read More »

Vol. 9, No. 3 – November 11 – November 24, 2015 – Ojai News & Events

On Sunday, Nov. 15 the Ojai Film Society (OFS) will screen the French film “Number One Fan.” This black comedy/thriller follows a single mom who is obsessed with a popular singer and will do anything for her idol. On Sunday, Nov. 22, OFS will screen “Mr. Holmes.” In this mystery, an elderly Sherlock Holmes tries […] Read More »

Fall City of Ventura Classes

Fall City of Ventura Classes check out hundreds more on our web-site Call  658-4726 or 654-7552 to register, if you already have an account online, visit www.cityofventura.net Classes/Events held the Barranca Vista Center ~ 7050 Ralston Street in Ventura unless otherwise noted. Bling and Everything In-Between Holiday Boutique 11/14  Sa       10 am-4 pm Unique artists […] Read More »

Get involved in Ventura’s 150th anniversary celebrations

The Breeze photographer almost got there too late for a piece of cake at the City Council meeting. The City of Ventura is excited to celebrate Ventura’s 150th anniversary on April 2, 2016 and would love your help in making this celebration a success! There are many ways to participate and we encourage you to […] Read More »

Ventura County Ballet Company (VCB) will be presenting “The Nutcracker” this holiday season.

Photo by Michael Gordon Prior to the winter performances, VCB, in partnership with the Ventura County Medical Center Pediatric Oncology Clinic performed excerpts of its annual production of the holiday classic on Nov.9. The dancers were in full costumes. The performance brought smiles and a little holiday magic to local Ventura County children battling and […] Read More »

The Nutcracker to be performed locally by the VCB

Professional dancer and Australian native, Aaron Smyth and State Street Ballet Profession, Kate Kadow to be featured in The Nutcracker Ventura County Ballet Company (VCB) will be presenting “The Nutcracker” this holiday season featuring some of the most elite professionals across the country. This will be their 17th year of production. Coming back for his […] Read More »

Take A Hungry Person to Lunch Day

Everyone interested in the plight of those in our community who are experiencing homelessness is invited to join in “Take A Hungry Person to Lunch Day” on Thursday, November 19. This event provides a comfortable way for individuals from different walks of life to sit down together in fellowship and to get to know one another’s stories. Participants […] Read More »

BRAVO seeking nominations for eight extraordinary women

BRAVO is the annual awards luncheon of the Ventura County Chapter of the National Association of Women Business Owners (NAWBO-VC). To be held on Friday, April 1st, 2016 NAWBO shines the spotlight on outstanding business women of Ventura County, honoring them for their vision and perseverance, which is creating a brighter future for women business owners and women-led […] Read More »

How to prepare your wood deck for a heavy winter season

The City of Ventura’s Building and Safety division is offering a free one hour deck construction guide and repair workshop to residents, including homeowners and contractors, Monday, Nov. 16 from 9am-10am at Ventura City Hall, 501 Poli Street, Community Meeting Room. Community members are encouraged to attend this workshop to learn more about safe deck connections and […] Read More »

Dear Interested Parties of the LaViera Pre-screen

The LaViera Pre-screen has been confirmed for the November 30th City Council meeting at 5:00 p.m. The City Council protocols are different from those of the Planning Commission, so it is important that you understand these as we move toward this hearing. Staff will be releasing an “Advance Administrative Report” on November 16th; this report will include all […] Read More »

School students clean up Ventura in Trash-A-Thon Nov. 10th

SCHOOL STUDENTS CLEAN UP VENTURA IN TRASH-A-THON Environmental Fundraiser to be held November 10, 2015 Ventura Charter School of Arts and Global Education will hold its eighth annual Trash-a-Thon on November 10th. Kindergarten through eighth grade students will collect pledges, and in cooperation with the City of Ventura’s Environmental Services division, work to clean up several litter […] Read More »

Veterans Day at Government Center Nov. 11th

November 11: Veterans Day at the Government Center this year commences at 11:00 AM. The location is outdoors at the corner of Telephone and Victoria Avenue in Ventura, near the flags that represent every branch of the military. Wreaths will be laid by friends and family members , one at each flag.  This annual event […] Read More »

Community invited to important Ventura Water Stakeholder Meeting Nov. 3rd

Community members invited to attend important Ventura Water Stakeholder Meeting, November3 at 11am Santa Clara River Estuary Stakeholder Meeting Tuesday, November 3, 2015 at 11am Community Meeting Room at Ventura City Hall, 501 Poli St., Room 202 Who should attend:  Community members who are interested in learning about how the City plans to provide a […] Read More »

Kris Kringle Boutique & Holiday Show November 20 & 21

Over 35 vendors for holiday shopping November 20 & 21: Kris Kringle Boutique & Holiday Show – Two days only!! Open to the public,free admission and featuring over 35 vendors! Get started on your holiday shopping with handcrafted and garden decor, jewelry, clothing and  much more! North Ranch Community Center,1400 N. Westlake Blvd, Westlake Village. This is a Toys for Tots benefit so bring a new unwrapped toy if you please and be sure to see their ad in the next issue for all the information. 9am to 7pm on Saturday and 9am to 5pm on Sunday. kriskringleboutique@yahoo.com Read More »

Vol. 9, No. 2 – October 28 – November 10, 2015 – Ojai News & Events

Students from Sunset School in grades 3rd through 5th participated in the Quick Start Tennis Program with Ojai Coach Philippe Gache. They learned the skills and rules necessary to play tennis and had a great time. The program is run by volunteers and the hope is to teach children a sport they might not have […] Read More »

Vol. 9, No. 2 – October 28 – November 10, 2015 – Events

by Ana Baker Would you like to meet new friends? Whatever the reason, Ventura’s Conversation Group is the right place for you. This eclectic group meets Wednesdays from 4p.m. to 5:45p.m. Located at the Yolanda’s Mexican Restaurant at 2753 Main St. Several people usually stay for a drink and a bite to eat afterward. Be […] Read More »

VCPWN Progressive Networking Mixer and Silent Auction

The Ventura County Professional Women’s Network (VCPWN), one of the county’s long standing organizations supporting the interests of women business owners and professionals, is hosting a Progressive Networking Mixer and Silent Auction on November 12th from 5:30 to 8:15pm.  This event, held at the Wedgewood Banquet Center in Ventura at 5880 Olivas Park Drive, will […] Read More »

My Fair Lady coming to Ventura

The director and designers behind Rubicon Theatre Company’s acclaimed environmental productions of Fiddler on the Roof and Man of La Mancha have reunited on an intimate, two-piano chamber version of the legendary Lerner and Loewe classic My Fair Lady. Based on George Bernard Shaw’s play Pygmalion, the musical tells the story of Professor Henry Higgins, […] Read More »

Museum of Ventura County hosts a free community celebration Nov. 1st

On Sunday, November 1, the Museum of Ventura County hosts a free community celebration of music, dance, and crafts from 11am – 3pm for the whole family. Visitors can also see the artist-created altars, called ofrendas, on display throughout the museum, and have their faces painted calaveras–style for a small fee.  This annual celebration has […] Read More »

Ventura’s Third Annual “Really Really Free Market”

Join the Ventura community in the sharing of thoughts and things at the Third Annual Really Really Free Market at Kellogg Park. Bring what you can, take what you need. Members of the Westside and neighboring communities will participate in a true “gift economy” by sharing with neighbors unwanted stuff, games, talents, skills, services and […] Read More »

Health Insurance Counseling And Advocacy Program

The County of Ventura Area Agency on Aging’s Health Insurance Counseling and Advocacy Program (HICAP) will be giving a series of Medicare One Stops in November and December for Medicare Plan year 2016.  Medicare beneficiaries may attend any One Stop Shop for any of their Medicare needs during this time.  To streamline your wait time […] Read More »

Vol. 9, No. 1 – October 14 – October 27, 2015 - Ventura Film Society Season 7

Please join the Ventura Film Society at 7:15pm on Wednesday November 11th at the Century 10 Downtown Ventura for “Advanced Style”. This 2014 documentary examines the lives of seven unique New York women, aged 62 to 95, whose eclectic personal style and vital spirit have guided and inspired their approach to aging. Based on Ari […] Read More »

Auxiliary raises money for CMH and seeking volunteers

CMH Auxiliary Gift shop will have a special sale October 14 & 15 “Books are Fun” in the CMH Lobby 147 N.Brent Street.  All are welcome to shop this sale.  Books make great holiday gifts.  And mark your calendars  for their Holiday Boutique November 5th and 6th.  All proceeds from Auxiliary Gift shop are donated […] Read More »

Vol. 9, No. 1 – October 14 – October 27, 2015 - Ojai News & Events

On Friday, October 16, from 1 to 2 p.m., Songster Juan D. Mendoza will visit the Ojai Library to deliver a concert titled “A Bitter-Sweet Taste of Saudade: Songs of Pleasant Sorrow from Brazil and Portugal.” Saudade is a Portuguese word—lacking a specific English equivalent—that refers to a feeling of nostalgia, loneliness, melancholia, and sadness […] Read More »

Día de los Muertos at Buena High

The third annual Día de los Muertos event is going to take place on Wednesday, October 28, from 6 – 8 p.m. in the hallways of Buena High School.  Día de los Muertos is a holiday that celebrates the lives of those who have passed in many countries in Latin America.  In Mexico, it is […] Read More »

Kinetic Sculpture Race returns to the Ventura Harbor 

“Where art and engineering collide” Photo by John Ferritto Turning Point Foundation’s  Annual Kinetic Sculpture Race will be held on October 17 in, and around the Ventura Harbor. This is a free family oriented thrilling, exciting and sometimes humorous event.  Bring a picnic and enjoy the beautiful harbor or dine in one of the harbors […] Read More »

East Ventura Community Council meeting

Commercial and residential development plans, as well as updates on other civic issues such as proposed library plans, proposed residential growth management, and water shortage concerns, are on the agenda for the next meeting of the East Ventura Community Council. The council represents those who live east of Victoria Avenue. Books in good condition are […] Read More »

Celebrity photo exhibit by Ivor Davis at Ventura College, Santa Paul campus through Dec. 18

The celebrity photo exhibit by Ivor Davis is on display at the  Ventura College, Santa Paul campus, through Dec. l8. Ventura author journalist Ivor Davis, shares his photo collection of over half a century featuring some of the greats of showbiz and the world. Santa Paula campus, 957 Faulkner Road, 106, Santa Paula, is open […] Read More »

Vol. 9, No. 1 – October 14 – October 27, 2015 - Ventura Music Scene

Highland Way at the Seaside Highland Games Sunday, October 11, 2015. Erin go Bragh! By Pam Baumgardner VenturaRocks.com The Seaside Highland Games came and went taking those gorgeous men and beautiful women in kilts with them. I stopped in to check out the Celtic music and I wasn’t disappointed; crowd favorites were The Angry Brians, […] Read More »

Vol. 9, No. 1 – October 14 – October 27, 2015 - Events

Events by Ana Baker DBSA Ventura, the local chapter of the Depression & Bipolar Support Alliance (DBSA) hosts two regular, confidential, peer-led, self-help support groups in the County. The evening meeting takes place every Tuesday from 6:30p.m. to 8p.m. at Bible Fellowship Church located at 6950 Ralston Street in Room 301 of Building 300. Email […] Read More »

Vol. 9, No. 1 – October 14 – October 27, 2015 - Music Calendar

For more events go to VenturaRocks.com Amigos Cafe & Cantina 546 E. Main St. 805-874-2232 Mondays:  6 pm Karen Eden & Bill Macpherson; 8 pm Joey’s Acoustic Blues Jam Tuesdays:  6 pm Natalie Gelman; 8 pm Beer Brothers open mic Thursdays:  7:30 pm The Gypsy Blues Band Wed 10/14: 6 pm Bad Leaf; 9 pm […] Read More »

Halloween happenings seaside

Maybe you could dress your dog to win the contest. Head to Ventura Harbor Village on Saturday, October 24th for Halloween happenings seaside .  The fun begins at Noon with the Annual HOWL-O-Ween Dog Costume Contest at pet-friendly Ventura Harbor Village’s Carousel Stage.  Entry is free and prizes will be awarded for Spookiest, Cutest, Sea-Worthy, […] Read More »

Fall City of Ventura Classes & Camps

Fall City of Ventura Classes & Camps – check out hundreds more on  web-site. Call 658-4726 or 654-7552 to register, if you already have an account online, visit www.cityofventura.net Classes/Events held the Barranca Vista Center ~ 7050 Ralston St unless otherwise noted. Fridays with Friends: Beach Hike Plein Air  18 years-adult 10/16   F          9:30 […] Read More »

Climate Geeks Solution – Art & Tech Expo!!

Climate Geeks Solution – Art & Tech Expo!! Sunday, Oct 11th 2015 at The WAV Gallery – West Ventura Noon to 6pm FREE & AIR-CONDITIONED! 175 S. Ventura Avenue x Thompson 805.641.0400   /   http://www.wavartists.com **Parking & Refreshment details at bottom FBook Event Page: https://www.facebook.com/events/837570999675062/ Hosted by:  Arts for Earth Foundation / http://www.artsforearth.org As a part […] Read More »

Vol. 8, No. 26 – September 30 – October 13, 2015 – Ojai News & Events

The Ojai Film Society will screen “Grease Sing-Along” Sat., October 3 at Libbey Bowl. The gate opens at 5 pm. The movie is expected to start about 7:15 pm. As with the two previous OFS Bowl events, there will be dancing before the screening and free popcorn. Food, beer and wine will be available for […] Read More »

Vol. 8, No. 26 – September 30 – October 13, 2015 – Events

Events by Ana Baker Oct. 1 & 2: There will be photographs, sculptures and paintings for sale featuring the birds of the Ojai Raptor Center. All proceeds from the sale will benefit the center. A few of the Raptor Center’s majestic ambassador birds will also be present. Thursday, October 1st, between 6 p.m. and 9 […] Read More »

“Writing a Bestseller” class by author/humorist Sheli Ellsworth

Starting October 1, Conejo Valley Adult School in Thousand Oaks will be offering an eight-week class, “Writing a Bestseller”. Taught by author/humorist Sheli Ellsworth, the class will explore plots, characters and narrative drive of over twenty bestsellers of the last decade. Writers at all levels of proficiency are welcome. The class meets on Thursday mornings […] Read More »

All non-profit volunteer organizations to interface

Volunteers come from all backgrounds and professions participate. On October 6th,  6:30-8:30pm the 1st Annual Ventura Volunteer Summit Kicks off to join non-profit organizations and the public at the Wedgewood Wedding and Banquet Center,  5880 Olivas Park Dr. Free admission for all attendees The Volunteer Summit is an opportunity for all non-profit volunteer organizations in […] Read More »

Seaside Highland Games will be a special one in every respect

The Seaside Highland Games, now in their “Lucky 13th” year, have become one of the West Coast’s major and hands down favourite Scottish/Celtic Gatherings.  Their home at the Fairgrounds is ideal for the vast Scottish cultural event held from October 9-11. This festival will be a special one in every respect and to show their […] Read More »

Chambers of Commerce Alliance to host Energy Summit

The Chambers of Commerce Alliance of Ventura and Santa Barbara Counties are hosting an energy event titled “The Future of Energy and the Environment,” scheduled for October 14,  from 8:00-11:30AM at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Ventura. “Energy is an important topic, both to the business community and the members of the public. The Alliance […] Read More »

Update on El Niño predictions and drought conditions

National Weather Service Meteorologist Eric Boldt will discuss current El Niño predictions and will provide drought and wildfire updates during the October From Shore to Sea lecture. Boldt and other forecasters have predicted the upcoming El Niño will result in much stronger oceanic and atmospheric effects than usual. On average, El Niño and its sister phenomenon La Niña, occur […] Read More »

Maureen Shea shares her personal story of surviving domestic violence

On October 15, at 6pm there will be a benefit for The City Center to raise awareness of domestic violence and its direct connection to homelessness for women and children. Join  and help “Take the Punch Out of Domestic Violence” with an informative, inspirational and thought provoking evening featuring championship boxer and domestic violence survivor, Maureen […] Read More »

CAPC seminar to be held in Ventura

The California Association of Public Cemeteries (CAPC) will hold its Annual Education Seminar, Friday, October 9, and Saturday, October 10. The CAPC Education Seminar will be held at the Crowne Plaza Hotel. Public Cemetery Trustees, Managers, Secretaries and Employees from all parts of California will be attending. Topics to be presented and discussed include “Employee […] Read More »

This is very important times for the historic Ventura Pier

Tasting handcrafted beer and sampling cuisine from over 30 local restaurants is a great evening. By David Fukutomi, President, Pier into the Future Board of Directors and Jenise Wagar, Executive Director, Pier into the Future The Board of Directors is proud of the accomplishments of our organization this past year.  Since January we have: Made […] Read More »

Ventura Film Society Season 7

Please join the Ventura Film Society for “Charlie’s Country” on Thursday Sept 24th at 7:15pm at the Century 10 Downtown Ventura. Australian director Rolf de Heer has created a highly atmospheric tale of a self-described “Blackfella”, caught between two cultures in modern-day Australia. In a richly personal, charismatic performance, indigenous acting icon David Gulpilil (“Walkabout”,  […] Read More »

Vol. 8, No. 25 – September 16 – September 29, 2015 – Ojai News & Events

Ojai officials took action earlier this year to cut back on water use. One unanticipated casualty, however, was Ojai’s public fountains, some of which are prominent pieces of public art in the City’s pedestrian-oriented downtown. Recently the City reversed course, turning its fountains back on amid the withering drought, confident that it is already doing […] Read More »

Arts For Earth Foundation:Earth Spirit Art Exhibit & Concert

Arts For Earth Foundation:Earth Spirit Art Exhibit & Concert – networks fine arts, eco-activities and entertainment with arts activities for kids, families, singles and seniors. Oct. 2-25 weekends, noon to 6 pm, at the WAV Gallery, 175 S. Ventura Ave. All are free events except concert which is $20 tax deductible non-profit donation (Sat. Oct. […] Read More »

Run for the Ventura Hillsides Conservancy

Online registration is open for Run for the Hills Ventura, a new seven kilometer fun run and festival happening on Sat., Sept. 26 in Ventura. Designed to build support for the Ventura Hillsides Conservancy (VHC), the run will begin and end at the San Buenaventura State Beach, travel along the coast and through the Ventura […] Read More »

Ventura River Estuary Restoration - This Saturday, 9/19/15

Keeping the river free of homeless encampmentss is very important Our monthly third Saturday River Restoration will be held this Saturday, September 19th from 9:00am-12 noon. We will meet next to the Main St. Bridge along the bike path (@Main & Peking Streets) near downtown Ventura. Please wear pants, long sleeves, sturdy shoes, and don’t forget […] Read More »

Vol. 8, No. 25 – September 16 – September 29, 2015 – Events

Events by Ana Baker Would you like to meet new friends? Whatever the reason, Ventura’s Conversation Group is the right place for you. This eclectic group meets Wednesdays from 4p.m. to 5:45p.m. Located at the Yolanda’s Mexican Restaurant at 2753 Main St. Several people usually stay for a drink and a bite to eat afterward. […] Read More »

Twilight Zone & Science Fiction Festival

On Saturday September 26th, from 11 am – 5 pm at Bank of Books, 748 East Main St. 11 am-1 pm meet several outstanding writers of science fiction. 11-1 Marc Zicree author of The Twilight Zone Companion. Marc Scott Zicree has written and produced hundreds of hours of TV programs and worked for virtually all […] Read More »

All non-profit volunteer organizations to interface

Volunteers come from all backgrounds and professions. On October 6th,  6:30-8:30pm the 1st Annual Ventura Volunteer Summit Kicks off to join non-profit organizations and the public at the Wedgewood Wedding and Banquet Center,  5880 Olivas Park Dr. Free admission for all attendees The Volunteer Summit is an opportunity for all non-profit volunteer organizations in Ventura […] Read More »

Conejo Valley Adult School offering Writing a Bestseller class

Starting October 1, Conejo Valley Adult School in Thousand Oaks will be offering an eight-week class, Writing a Bestseller. Taught by award-winning author/humorist Sheli Ellsworth, the class will explore plots, characters and narrative drive of over twenty bestsellers of the last decade. Writers at all levels of proficiency are welcome. The class meets on Thursday […] Read More »

Project Understanding to benefit from two events        

Live entertainment will be provided by Sunday Mornin’ and others at Harmony for Hunger Ventura CROP Hunger Walk invites all to attend “Harmony for Hunger” on Friday, September 18, 6:30pm – 9:00pm, at The River Community Church located at 889 E. Santa Clara St. Harmony for Hunger is a pre-event in promotion and preparation for […] Read More »

FOOD Share launches “Spoon FULL a Day” pledge in recognition of Hunger Action Month in September

Every little bit helps.  With just a “Spoon Full a Day,” every business, individual, and family has the capacity to help close the hunger gap in Ventura County.  During the month of September, FOOD Share, Ventura County’s regional food bank, asks everyone to observe Hunger Action Month by taking the “Spoon Full a Day” pledge […] Read More »

Live bands on a floating dock

Experience the Rock on the Dock Concert Series, a quintessential central coast summer event, along the sparkling waters of Ventura Harbor.  This popular, coastal cool affair kicks off Labor Day weekend, Saturday, September 5th at Ventura Harbor Village along the Village Promenade and continues each Saturday in September from 3-6 PM.  Be entertained seaside by […] Read More »

Ventura Film Society Season 7

Please join the Ventura Film Society on Thursday September 10 @ 7:15pm at the Century 10 Downtown Ventura for “The Salt Of The Earth”. German director Wim Wenders (Buena Vista Social Club, Pina, Paris Texas, Wings of Desire) confirms his mastery of the documentary form in this stunning visual ode to the great Brazilian photographer […] Read More »

Restock your bookshelves

On Saturday, September 19, from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Ventura Friends of the Library will hold a Buck-a-Bag Book Sale at the Haggen Grocery (previously Albertsons) at 7800 Telegraph Road at Kimball Road Restock your bookshelves along with your groceries. They will provide the bags — fill a plastic bag and take home a bag […] Read More »

“Cotton” Rosser rides again

Eighty seven year old  “Cotton” Rosser is the production manager for the rodeos held at the Fair Grounds. He is the owner of the Flying U Rodeo, the oldest rodeo company in the world and the major supplier of livestock to the  PRCA Rodeo held as part of The Ventura County Fair.  Cotton actively participates […] Read More »

Ojai News & Events

It’s not too late to submit an art grant proposal to the City of Ojai for 2016. The deadline for submission for the City of Ojai Arts Commission’s 2016 Art Grants program is 5 p.m. on September 14. Proposals may be submitted at Ojai City Hall. This year the Commission has been allotted $20,000 for […] Read More »

EP Foster Library events

Special Events for Adults Saturday September 12th – Local Author Event – Focus on Fiction & Focus on Nonfiction 2-4pm Topping Room Wednesday September 23rd – Collage Workshop 6 pm in the Topping Room Ongoing Events Children & Teens Early Literacy Class – Tuesdays & Wednesdays 10:30 to 11:30 PAWS for Reading (kids read to […] Read More »

Vol. 8, No. 24 - September 2 – September 15, 2015 - Events

Events by Ana Baker Ventura Poinsettia Dance Club meets every Monday from 7:30 p.m. to 9:45p.m. Located at the Poinsettia Pavilion, 3451 Foothill. Ballroom, swing, Latin, mixers and line dancing. Members $9, non-members $11. Call 407-9971 for more information. Sept.5: On Saturday, at 11a.m., international gospel recording artist Michael Harris will be in concert at […] Read More »

emPower at the Ventura Home and Garden Fall Show

Interested in lowering your carbon footprint and making your home healthier? Visit emPower Ventura County at the 24th Annual Ventura Home and Garden Fall Show September 18th – 20th at the fairgrounds. emPower staff will be offering advice on how you can improve the efficiency, comfort and indoor air quality of your home, while saving […] Read More »

Patriot’s Dinner

These lovely ladies  Christina Hernandez and Marlene Fode,  Rebecca Sierra, Jessica Gracia, and Marilyn Hartman, members of Ventura Elks Lodge #1430 were County Fair Parade Marshals, making sure that the parade went by there spot in an orderly fashion. Ventura firefighters and Police will be honored at a special dinner and ceremony by the Ventura […] Read More »

Copenhagen in Ventura?

Copenhagen is a Tony Award-winning drama written by Michael Frayn. This poetic and powerful play centers around a mysterious historical meeting in 1941 in Denmark between German physicist Werner Heisenberg and his mentor Niels Bohr. The play explores questions of moral responsibility in the face of discovery, and examines how those questions created explosive consequences […] Read More »

A Taste of Local –The Epicurean Event of the Year!

By Kat Merrick What better way to learn about local food than to experience it firsthand? The Taste of Local is about bringing together farmers, chefs and community to celebrate our local harvest and the diversity of great food we have right here in Ventura County. It’s sure to be the epicurean event of the […] Read More »

Wave your geek flag at Central Coast Comic Con August 28-30

The goal of Comic Con is to provide a weekend fully packed of family fun. The Superheroes, Super villains, gamers, anime fans, fan boys, jocks, costumers, and everyone in between are coming back to wave their geek flag at the Central Coast Comic Con August 28 – 30. The new signature end of summer event […] Read More »

Ojai Events and News

The City of Ojai has established a Second Residential Dwelling Unit Compliance process to allow property owners to legalize dwellings constructed without record of permits. Such units are often guest houses where kitchens have been added or garages which have been converted. The program is operative for a limited time only ending December 21, 2015; […] Read More »

Vol. 8, No. 23 - August 19 – September 1, 2015 - Events

Events by Ana Baker Would you like to meet new friends? Whatever the reason, Ventura’s Conversation Group is the right place for you. This eclectic group meets Wednesdays from 4p.m. to 5:45p.m. Located at the Yolanda’s Mexican Restaurant at 2753 Main St. Several people usually stay for a drink and a bite to eat afterward. […] Read More »

Vol. 8, No. 16 – May 13– May 26, 2015 – Events

Events by Ana Baker Ventura Poinsettia Dance Club meets every Monday from 7:30 p.m. to 9:45p.m. at the Poinsettia Pavilion, 3451 Foothill. Ballroom, swing, Latin, mixers and line dancing. Members $9, non-members $11, first time dancers are free. Call 407-9971 for more information. Free admission stage show, 2p.m. to 4p.m. First Sunday of every month.  […] Read More »

The classic fairy tale Snow White by the Footworks Youth Ballet by Elizabeth Manninen

Footworks Youth Ballet is proud to announce a unique production of the classic fairy tale Snow White with performances on May 30 and 31 at the Oxnard Performing Arts Center. Snow White is not known as a traditional classical ballet but is often choreographed in the classical ballet tradition. Artistic director and choreographer Kirsten Oakley […] Read More »

Circus Vargas at the Ventura County Fairgrounds May 21-25!

Circus Vargas, America’s favorite traveling Big Top circus continues to thrill and enchant children of all ages with their new and amazing 2015 edition, Arlequin! Steeped in tradition and devoted to all things magnificent and happy, Circus Vargas presents an array of unparalleled artists and performers! An amazing experience, built on tradition with vision and […] Read More »

Citrus Sunday Ventura Neighborhood Harvest

On May 17th, dozens of volunteers will fan out across Ventura to harvest fresh surplus fruit from backyard fruit trees in the first annual Citrus Sunday, sponsored by Food Forward.  All of the harvest will be donated to local food pantries feeding our neighbors in need. Volunteers can either register for a pick organized by […] Read More »

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