Vol. 14, No. 10 – Feb 10 – Feb 23, 2021 – Community Events

Feb.11: The Midtown Ventura Community Council will hold their monthly meeting on Thursday at 7 p.m. The special guest speaker of the evening will be Mayor Sofia Rubalcava.  MVCC has always had a tradition of giving new leaders in our city an opportunity to informally speak about what inspired them to become more engaged in public service, their background and other topics of their choosing to help attendees become better acquainted with our new Mayor.  The Mayor will be speaking after their “Spotlight” guest.

First on the agenda that evening will be an up-to-date report of the COVID-19 19 vaccination status from a county representative who will also be able to answer some questions.

Darrick Brunk, Special Operations Commander with the Ventura Police Department, will give a very brief update on activities of concern for neighbors to be aware of in the community.

MVCC is also bringing back their “Spotlight on Volunteers/Non-Profits” which gives an opportunity to give a short overview of an organization.  Tammy Glenn, Executive Director of Caregivers: Volunteers Assisting the Elderly will speak about their local organization.

The latest information from Ventura Water/Wastewater on the new rates for both departments.  Ventura Water General Manager, Susan Rungren, and Assistant City Manager, Akbar Alikhan will speak and will take questions afterward as time is allowed.

The virtual meeting will be from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.  You must register ahead of time for the meeting to be able to participate by going to their website at midtownventura.org and the link will be sent out ahead of the meeting.

For further information or questions please call Dan Long at 805 653-6573 or send an email on their website.

Feb.18: Meeting of the East Ventura Community Council, at 7:00 p.m. will consist of a Candidate Forum in which those persons interested in being appointed to the newly vacant District 4 City Council position will have the opportunity to introduce themselves to the public. David Maron, Vice-Chair of the Ventura County Civic Alliance, and well-known moderator from the League of Women Voters, will officiate at the Forum. Questions for the candidates may be submitted ahead of time to [email protected].

The Council represents those who live east of Victoria Avenue, and the public is encouraged to attend and participate.

The meeting will be held online via the Zoom application. Go here to register:


You will first need to download the Zoom app on your computer or smart phone. You do not need an account.  If you miss the meeting, you can always view later on the website, www.eastventura.org.

For more information, contact EVCC Chairperson, Deborah Meyer-Morris at [email protected].

Feb. 27: Bank Of Books on Saturday 1-3 pm Doug Halter – Book Signing – “Give Me Time – The life and Times of Doug Halter” – Doug Halter and his partner were shocked to learn that they had AIDS and only a few months to live. Doug’s partner grew sick and passed away, but Doug miraculously got into the first successful trial of a drug that blocked AIDS complications – and he survived.

Achieving success as a chemical engineer and computer sales executive, Doug found his true calling as a highly innovative landscaper. Give Me Time is the inspiring story of Doug Halter’s lifelong dedication to AIDS and LBGTQ causes and his groundbreaking contributions to the culture and civic renewal of his chosen home, Ventura. 748 E. Main St. (805)643-3154

Feb.28: Art City Studios is thrilled to present Fitness Palooza, an interactive, outdoor, COVID-19 compliant health and fitness event for all ages in the Art City Stone Garden (aka Ventura Stone Henge.) The event takes place from 10am-2pm, and entry and classes are donation based for all participants.

Fitness Palooza brings outdoor yoga classes to all, aerial demonstrations, live art, music and vendors offering healthy and holistic products and programs. Sign up for a yoga class, bring a mat and spread out among the garden’s monumental stone sculptures for classes led by live instructors with DJ Down N Going spinning motivating flow style tunes.

Aerialists of all levels from Ventura County & Santa Barbara Trapeze Co will be performing aerial demonstrations throughout the event to inspire viewers to move, stretch and flow.

Interact with Art City Sculptor Andy Lewis as he sculpts stone and try for yourself to chisel some stone under his guidance.

Vendors bring healthy, holistic products and programs in a farmer’s market style setting for outdoor local shopping.

Art City Gallery and Studios will be open throughout the event for walk throughs. See breathtaking stone sculptures, fountains, stone monuments, onyx stone lamps and more. Walk through the breezy Art Gallery to see the bright, colorful paintings of Mike Tine.

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