Vol. 17, No. 21 – July 10 – July 23, 2024 – Community Events


Rubicon Theatre – William Shakespeare’s Richard III: July 12 – 14.
Dive into the dark and twisted tale of ambition and power. www.rubicontheatre.org/events/richard-iii.

Ventura County Museum

  • Saturday, July 13, 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m., Museum of Ventura County – McCartney Tea Fundraiser – Join us for a Museum of Ventura County fundraiser that offers an extraordinary afternoon with Ruth and Angie McCartney, interviewed by renowned author Ivor Davis.
  • Sunday, July 14, 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m., Museum of Ventura County – Threading Together: Weaving Our Indigenous Heritage/Tejiendo Juntos: Entrelazando Nuestra Herencia Indígena – Experience the artistry of Zapotec weaving firsthand in a dynamic showcase and demonstration presented in collaboration with MICOP. Enjoy dancers, Las Chinas Oaxaqueñas Las Isabeles.
  • Saturday, July 20, 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., Museum of Ventura County – Artists & Amplifiers Fête – Join us for a celebration of contemporary artistic voices of Ventura County!

Ventura Friends of the Library Book Sale: July 13, 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m., Vons grocery at Telegraph & Victoria
Fiction, Nonfiction, Children’s books, Puzzles, DVDs and CDs $1.00 each , Books on CD $1.50-$2.00 each. Nice collection of well cared for CDs: Bruce Springsteen, Eric Clapton, John Hiatt, Joni Hendrix, Herbie Hancock, Wynton Marsalis , Van Morrison, to name a few. All proceeds benefit Ventura libraries. 

Tequila & Taco Music Festival: Saturday, July 13: 1pm – 9pm, Ventura County Fairgrounds.
California’s Largest Traveling Tequila & Taco Music Festival is back! This event will showcase top-shelf Tequila sampling, while you enjoy the best gourmet street tacos Ventura has to offer. Enjoy live music, margaritas, craft beer, and vendors. All ticket holders will have access to food vendors, craft beer, margarita booths, shopping, and live music. Tickets available at www.tequilaandtacomusicfestival.com.

Ventura Music Hall – DB.BOUTABAG: July 13, 8 PM

Ventura Harbor Seaside Movie Nights: Barbie: July 20, 8 PM

Join in the sensational pink fun movie hit – “Barbie” for a seaside beach ball bash, with live DJ spinning the tunes, a Barbie & Ken and Barbie movie costume contest for prizes, kettle corn and more. www.venturaharborvillage.com/events

Genealogy – Free Family History Lectures: Saturday, July 20. Online Via Zoom from 1:00 pm – 4:00 PM.
The Ventura County Genealogical Society will present two speakers. The first is Tina Beaird, speaking on “Maps and Trails: Common Migration Paths from the17th Through 19th Centuries,” followed by David Flint on the topic of “Marriage Records in England.” All VCGS lectures are free and open to members and the public. Non-members may request a Zoom invitation at https://venturacogensoc.org/request-invitation-to-lecture/. Please note that VCGS cannot respond to same-day requests. VCGS is an all-volunteer, public benefit non-profit corporation [501(c)(3)]. Donations are greatly appreciated. For more information: https://www.venturacogensoc.org

Music Matters Summer Camp: Powered by Ventura Music Festival
Ages: 11-20, Groups: Intermediate & Advanced
Two Sessions: 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM (Daily Sessions)
– July 22-26, NAMBA Arts, Ventura
– July 29-August 2, Ojai Underground, Ojai
Scholarships available: [email protected]. www.venturamusicfestival.org/musicmatters

Ventura Majestic Theatre – The Hillbilly Moon Explosion 3LH: July 25, 8PM. Downtown, Ventura

NAMBA Improv Camps: Grades 4-10. Monday through Thursday. Downtown Ventura.

Creative, interactive games and exercises where students are introduced to the fun and skill of improvisational theater. Through simple exercises and games we begin to explore the vast world of character creation and storytelling! Instructed by Mr. Casey Robbins. Space is limited. www.Namba.com.

Ventura Music Festival (29th Season): July 25th – 28th and Aug. 2nd – 4th (7 events).
All events at Ventura College Performing Arts Center except for one Olivas Adobe event. Visit www.venturamusicfestival.org for more information.

Olivas Adobe House Tours: Every Sunday in July and August
The Olivas Adobe historic site features the original two-story adobe home of Don Raymundo Olivas built in 1847. Celebrating Ventura’s Rancho and Latino heritage. Located at 4200 Olivas Park Drive, Ventura. House tours are $5 for Adults and $3 for children and Seniors. More Information is available at https://www.cityofventura.ca.gov/648/Olivas-Adobe-Historical-Park.

Electrify Your Home & Business: Saturday, July 27th, 10 am – 2:30 PM. Unitarian Universalist Church, 5654 Ralston Street.
If you have ever considered being energy independent, reducing your electrical costs and carbon footprint, or switching to electrical appliances to minimize health impacts from burning natural gas in your home come to the Electrification Event in Ventura the morning of for lectures, exhibitors, and people with first-hand experience in all the ways you can electrify your life. And lunch is free. Be sure to register for the event so we have enough food for everyone. Register: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/electrify-your-home-and-business-tickets-922171990247?aff=oddtdtcreator


Social Golf Club
Actively recruiting new members Men’s golf club. Set Tee times a year in advance for every Tuesday and Thursday at 9 different courses in Ventura County. https://challengersgolfclub.com

Ventura Senior Men’s Group – First and Third Tuesdays each month: 11:30am – 1:30pm – Poinsettia Pavilion.
Any man who considers himself in the “senior” category (and many who don’t) might benefit from a visit to the Ventura Senior Men’s Group.  Buffet luncheon with interesting speakers and good friends. Your first lunch is free. We talk about everything except religion and politics. Eligible to all men 50 plus. Call Tom at 805-657-1071 for more information or visit VSMG.net to find out who our speakers will be.

Play Bridge: Every Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday – 12:30pm.
ACBL-sanctioned duplicate bridge games. All levels of play, and we will guarantee to have a partner for you if you need one. Lessons are available. Tuesday, Wed and Thursday games are held at Temple Beth Torah, Foothill & Kimball Rd, Ventura. Every Saturday at the Ventura Townhouse.  For additional info visit our website at www.vcbridge.org. Contact Rose at [email protected]

Ventura County Philatelic Society: First and third Monday’s each month – 7:30pm.
Church of the Foothills, Ventura. For more information, visit https://venturacountyphilatelicsoc.org.

Beach Cleanup: First Saturday of every month – 8:30 -10:30am.
Meet your neighbors and help keep our beach looking fresh. Hosted by Pierpont Beach Community Council in partnership with Surfrider. Meet up at the end of Seward near the beach. (1140 S Seward St). Arrive any time during the timeframe. Fun for the whole family! Supplies provided – BYO water.

Santa Barbara

The Santa Barbara Museum of Art (SBMA) exhibition: 1130 State Street.

  • The Lady Leslie and Lord Paul Ridley-Tree Collection, July 7 – November 3. www.sbma.net. 

Performance of Carrot Revolution: Saturday, July 20, 3 pm, McCormick Gallery

The Music Academy of the West’s Arancia Quartet, made up of 2024 String Quartet Seminar fellows Miyabi Henriksen, violin; Steven Song, violin; Sheng-Chieh Jason Lan, viola; Shijie Ma, cello perform Gabriella Smith’s Carrot Revolution. The piece—originally commissioned by an art museum—is a patchwork of Smith’s wildly contrasting influences, unexpected juxtapositions, and intersecting planes of sound, celebrating the spirit of fresh observation. In collaboration with Music Academy of the West. Free with Museum Admission.

Ensemble Theatre – Eisenhower: This Piece of Ground: July 11 -14, 33 W. Victoria Street
Candid and fascinating fictional eavesdropping on President Dwight D. Eisenhower at his Gettysburg, Pennsylvania farm. Adapted from a vast array of General Eisenhower’s memoirs, speeches, and letters. etcsb.org. (805) 965-5400.


Bridging Familias: LGBTQ+ Latino Wellness Event: Saturday, July 13, 2024, 9 am – 3 pm, Oxnard College Performing Arts Building.

Learning how bullying and sexual and intimate partner violence affect LGBTQ+ Latinos & how to support our loved ones! Free lunch for the first 300 participants! Spanish, Mixteco and ASL translation will be provided.

  • Educational Presentations (9 am – 12 pm)
  • Lunch (12 pm – 12:30 pm)
  • Intergenerational Panel (12:30 pm – 1:30 pm)
  • Resource Fair (12 pm to 3 pm)
  • Art Exhibit (12 pm to 3 pm)

For questions and additional info. email: [email protected] & [email protected] or call: 805-983-6014, ext.1114. Register at: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/bridging-familias-lgbtq-latino-wellness-event-tickets-890666717127?blm_aid=23160833



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