April 20: The Museum of Ventura County just announced two upcoming online events that are not to be missed! Local History Happy Hour, a bi-monthly series where local authors and historians will sit down with Barbara Barnard Smith Executive Director Elena Brokaw to discuss their unique perspectives on our region’s history and take questions from the audience.
Roz McGrath, author of Memoir of a Feminist, will join us for the first installment of Local History Happy Hour on Tuesday, from 5-6 p.m. Registration is free!
April 28: “The Ventura College Area Community Council will be holding a Zoom meeting on Wednesday, at 7p.m. An invitation and link to the meeting will be sent to everyone on the CACC mailing list. Council meetings include speakers and discussion on topics of neighborhood and community interest, including public safety and economic development. At the April meeting, Heather Sumagaysay, PIO of the City of Ventura, will be providing an update on issues facing the city in 2021. CACC represents citizens in Council District 3, neighborhoods between Dunning/Lemon Grove and Hill Road, north of Hwy. 126. <collegeareacouncil.com/map> Visit the College Area Community Council website @ http://collegeareacouncil.com/wp/ to be added to the mailing list and to access a link to the Zoom meeting.”
April 30: Permanent Acting Interim Executive Director Louise Reilly Sacco will join the Ventura County Library at 6 p.m. on Friday, to talk about the collections at the Museum of Bad Art (MOBA). This event will take place virtually via Zoom.
The Museum of Bad Art collects, exhibits, and celebrates art that will be seen in no other venue. Since 1993, they have collected art from thrift stores, yard sales, sidewalk trash, and even the artists who create it. They analyze, compare to classic art, and share with thousands of fans around the world. Louise Reilly Sacco—the Permanent Acting Interim Executive Director of the Museum of Bad Art—was part of MOBA’s founding team in 1993.
This event is free and open to the public. To register visit bit.ly/VCLMOBA. For additional information, contact Ron Solórzano, Regional Librarian, at 805-218-9146 or [email protected]. Instructions for registering for this event on Zoom can also be found online calendar at www.vencolibrary.org/calendar.
May 2. The 1892 Dudley Historic House Museum is resuming the first Sunday afternoon docent-led tours with covid protocols, from 1-4 p.m. Group size will be strictly limited. Admission is free. The museum is located at the corner of Loma Vista and Ashwood streets (197 N. Ashwood). For information please call 642-3345 or visit the website at dudleyhouse.webs.com.
May 8: Mother’s Day weekend plant sale at the Dudley House Museum 8-2 p.m.
Bromeliads, orchids, succulents, tillandsias, rhipsalis, garden art and cultural instructions. Vendors welcome (plants only), please call Charlie at 746-4317.
May 15: Lora Howe will be book signing at the Bank of Books. Saturday from 1-3 p.m. 748 E. Main St. 643-3154. I love nomad life, but I think it is important to show all aspects of the lifestyle so you can decide if it is right for you. In 2011, I was diagnosed with breast cancer. In 2012, I hit the road full-time in a 5th wheel RV, because I realized how short life could be. Do what you love and go where you have always wanted to go, now, before it is too late. Tomorrow is not guaranteed.