Vol. 14, No. 20 – June 30 – July 13, 2021 – Community Events

by Ana Baker

Channel Islands Maritime Museum Presents the upcoming exhibit: “71%: Honoring Vital Waters”

Saltwater is seventy-one percent of the Earth’s surface, and our seas are considered the lungs of the planet, generating much of the oxygen we breathe. It is no surprise that humans have always been interwoven with the ocean as it plays a practical, recreational, and spiritual role in many cultures throughout history.

Through the unique artwork of mixed media artist Shannon Celia and abstract expressionist Mary Neville, CIMM’s May 2022 exhibition will delve into our complex relationship with the ocean – Saluting those who protect the aquatic ecosystem we depend on to exist while exploring the art, food, fun, and culture derived from the sea.

CIMM will host an opening event on May 12th, 2022, at 5:30 p.m. with local catering, beverages, and a Q&A panel with the artists.

July 24: Saturday, Ventura County Handweavers and Spinners Guild IN PERSON “SO Happy To See You” meeting at new our location: Studio Channel Islands Art Center Community Room, 2222 Ventura Blvd., Old Town Camarillo. Combined Board/General Meeting & Show & Tell 9-10:30 a.m. Welcome to a meeting of a creative community with the specific purpose to advance, foster & promote the art of handweaving, spinning & related crafts through charitable and educational activities. Program Presentation 10:30-11a.m. “Angora Rabbits” followed by a “Stay & Play Afternoon”. For more info on our monthly Programs and Workshops visit us at: www.vchsg.org.

July 24: The Bank of Books 748 E. Main St. 643-3154. Laura Keane, Sat. 1-3p.m.

The Tippy Tree by Laura Keane. This whimsical adventure follows two children on a nighttime moonlit nature walk where they discover the Tippy Tippy Tree. The tree sings out in a magical rhyming song that teaches the alphabet, shapes, colors, and animals, while lulling children to sleep. The book’s colorful illustrations contain images hidden amongst the branches, serving as a fun picture search to keep little ones engaged while reading.

Establishing a good bedtime routine that infuses reading with settling down for bed is an excellent way to prepare children for good sleep habits later in life. This story will inspire the reader as well as the audience until the very end and become a bedtime favorite.

August 3: 5:30-7:30. Dead Letters is almost here, and you are invited to the launch party!

Please join a bunch of friends of Sheila Lowe(and Sheila) at Orozco’s de Ventura Mexican restaurant to celebrate the release of my new Claudia Rose Forensic Handwriting Mystery, Dead Letters (#8). We’ll be outside on Orozco’s wonderful patio (no mask required!) with amazing Mexican food, prizes, networking, live music by Charles Talmadge, and of course, books galore.

And that’s not all! Local authors James F. Gray, AJ Llewellyn, and Connie Hood will have their books available, too.

RSVP requested: [email protected] (If you’ve already contacted me, no need to do it again). 805-351-7833.

Orozco’s de Ventura 839 E. Front St.

August 7: “Fly Fishing Event”

The Sespe Flyfishers of Ventura will again be conducting our “First Saturday” introductory class on Fly Fishing and Casting the Fly Rod. The “First Saturday” is on the 7th. There is no charge, and all are welcome. Whether you are an experienced fly fisher or a complete novice we want to help you learn and enjoy this great sport. If you do not yet have a fly rod, do not worry, just come, and use one of ours. Please join us at Chumash Park, Petit and Waco, 9 – 11a.m., in East Ventura, off Telephone Rd. For every one’s safety we ask all those attending to please comply with any current recommendations by the Ventura County Health Department.

For more information: Bob Smith (805) 647-3522


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