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Ventura Art & Street Painting Festival at Ventura Harbor Village on September 13-14

FOOD Share, Inc. is pleased to present the Ventura Art & Street Painting Festival, a juried fine arts and fine crafts show which will take place at the Ventura Harbor Village on September 13 and 14, 2014 from 10am to 5pm. Approximately 40 artists display their work on the lawn and street painters will once again create colorful artwork on the sidewalks.  There will also be live music throughout the weekend. Admission is free.


Astro-Vaganza Event at Santa Barbara Natural History Museum on Sat, August 9th

Prepare to blast off on a journey through the Solar System at the Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History on Saturday, August 9th! During the day, come dressed as your favorite space character and win a prize, learn about comets and meteorites, launch bottle rockets, and more! Come back at 7:00 PM for the Star Party to view the night sky through telescopes and chat with members of the Santa Barbara Astronomical Unit. www.sbnature.org


12th Annual Summer Jazz Concert Series at Gardens of the World in August 

The 12th Annual Summer Jazz Concert Series at Gardens of the World, 2001 Thousand Oaks Boulevard will take place on Sundays in August once again this year from 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.

Sunday, August 3: JANET KLEIN AND HER PARLOR BOYS - This musical crew will feature the “naughty, lovely and obscure” sounds of the Prohibition and Flapper Era.

Sunday, August 10: THE ERIC EKSTRAND ENSEMBLE - The lively ensemble will bring back Swing, Jump, Boogie-Woogie and Big Band standards.

Sunday, August 17: THE MODERNAIRES - The world famous vocal talents will be on display with timeless Big Band tunes of Glenn Miller and a variety of contemporary artists.

Sunday, August 24: RIVERBOAT DIXIE JAZZ BAND - This group of gifted performers will be playing the traditional New Orleans style of music from the “Jazz Age” of the early 1900s.

Parking available on Thousand Oaks Blvd. and may be available at the Civic Arts Plaza (fee may apply). Get there early for best seats! This is a POPULAR series!

Lawn seating, please bring lawn chairs/blankets for your comfort. Please remember: no pets, smoking, alcohol or glassware allowed.

More at www.gardensoftheworld.info/GardensEvent.cfm


Gourmet Food Truck & Bocce Ball Festival in Santa Paula on Sunday, August 17th

Join Us for Fun & Games at the Gourmet Food Truck & Bocce Ball Festival!

Held at the beautiful Limoneira Ranch in Santa Paula,The Gourmet Food Truck & Bocce Ball Festival on Sunday, August 17, 2014 from 12p to 5p. HOSTED by Plated Events by Chef Jason, benefitting Casa Pacifica, the festival features the best Italian game ever invented... Bocce Ball!

WIN CASH PRIZE Enter the Limoneira Bocce Tournament for a chance to win the $500 cash prize or the coveted Limoneira Ranch Bocce Ball Trophy! Or come just to learn how to play this increasingly popular game!

GOURMET FOOD TRUCKS The family-friendly festival also features the supreme cuisine of: Confusion Sushi Taco Truck • Cousins Maine Lobster Truck • Gen’s Baked Goods • Desserts to Die For • Palazzolo's Gelato Truck  • Scratch Food Truck • Steamy Bun Truck • The Cookie Scoop • The Grilled Cheese Truck • The Underground Gourmet!

ENTERTAINMENT Bring the family and enjoy an afternoon of sunshine filled fun with Master of Ceremony DJ Bruce Barrios and the live entertainment of musical guests Rey Fresco, Highway Starr and Sound Effect! The Kid’s Zone features Magic Entertainer Collins Key, Gamez on Wheelz: Mobile Game Truck and The Jolly Jumpzone!       

Tickets at www.boccefestival.com. All Proceeds Benefit Casa Pacifica Centers for Children & Families.


2nd Annual Ventura County Farm Day on Saturday, September 27, 2014


SEE AG - "Opening Eyes to Agriculture"

WHO: Students for Eco-Education and Agriculture (SEE AG), an agricultural education non-profit & local Ventura County Farms will host the 2nd Annual Ventura County Farm Day On Saturday, September 27, 2014.

WHAT: 2nd Annual Ventura County Farm Day 2014 - FREE multi location event for the general public. After party BBQ at McGrath Family Farm - $30 ticket price - tickets go on sale July 1, 2014. Eventbrite.

WHERE: Twenty Ventura County Farms! Deardorff Family Farms, Friends Ranch, Houweling's Tomatoes, McGrath Family Farm, Mission Produce, Gills Onions, Rancho Del Pueblo, Chivas Goat Farm, Ojai Olive Oil, Rio Gozo, Join The Farm, Underwood Family Farms, Gills Onions, Duda Fresh, Petty Ranch, Pyramid Flowers, Food For Thought Ojai - San Antonio Elementary Garden, East End Eden Farms, The Museum of Ventura County AG Museum, Pine Tree Farm. 

For more information and map visit www.venturacountyfarmday.com.

WHY: Increase the understanding of the food journey from farm to consumption. 


SEE AG helps kids understand the origins of their food. Mary Maranville founded Students for Eco-Education and Agriculture [SEE AG] in 2008. The mission of SEE AG is to increase the understanding of the food journey from the field to consumption and to connect school children to the farmland in their own backyard.

Agriculture is a long mainstay and significant part of Ventura County's economic viability. Ventura is ranked 9th in Agricultural production out of the 3144 counties in the United States. To date, this program has reached over 7,000 school children, providing classroom lessons and field trips. Ventura County Agriculture is a topic appropriate for all ages and both adults and children can enjoy a free day of learning and tasting what their local farmers grow in their backyards.


Walk to Defeat ALS at Plaza Park in Oxnard on October 5th

More than just a few-mile trek, the Walk to Defeat ALS® is an opportunity to bring hope to people living with ALS, to raise money for a cure, and to come together for something you care about. The Walk to Defeat ALS® is The ALS Association’s biggest annual event, which raises funds that allow our local chapters to sustain care services and support research for much of the next year. Walk to take place on October 5, 2014 at Plaza Park in Oxnard. Walk check-in is 9:30am and walk starts at 11am. Approximately two miles. Learn more and register at webgw.alsa.org/site/TR?fr_id=10145&pg=entry#.U9bfRkDG-8C.


Conejo Valley Youth Orchestra Goes Pops in Thousand Oaks on November 2nd


139th Annual Ventura County Fair is Coming July 30th through August 10th

The 139th Ventura County Fair, themed "A Country Fair with Ocean Air" will be held July 30th through August 10th at the Ventura County Fairgrounds, 10 W. Harbor Boulevard in Ventura.

The fair features arts, crafts, food, exhibits, displays, demonstrations, farm animals, petting zoo, carnival rides, games and entertainment. More information at www.VenturaCountyFair.org.

General Admission Prices: Adults (13 to 64) $12.00, Children 6-12 $9.00, Seniors 65 and older $9.00. Children 5 and under admitted free (well...as long as accompanied by an adult).

Special Admission Days:

$1 admission until 3pm on opening day, Wed, July 30th!

Feed the Need “Fair Cares” Food Drive , Thursday, July 31st: Purchase an adult admission ticket and donate 5 cans of food for FOOD share before 3 pm and receive a free return ticket good for admission Aug. 5 through 8.

Youth Day, Friday, August 1st: All fair visitors ages 12 and under will be admitted free all day.

Seniors / Persons with Disabilities Day, Tuesday, August 5th: Seniors age 65 and older and persons with disabilities admitted free all day.

$3 Before 3 Day, Wednesday August 6th: Admission to the Fair is $3 before 3 pm.

Military Appreciation Day, Thursday, August 7th: All military personnel holding a current, valid military ID will be admitted free.

FAIR HOURS: The Fair will open at 11:00 a.m. daily and the carnival opens at noon daily. Exhibits close at 10:00 pm; Commercial exhibits open until 11:00 pm on Saturday & Sunday only. Admissions taken until 10 p.m. Fair closes at 11 p.m. Carnival closes between 11pm and midnight.

Grandstand concerts and rodeos are free with admission to the fair! The lineup (subject to change):

Thursday, 7/31: The Beach Boys at 7:30pm

Friday, 8/1: Little Big Town at 7:30pm

Sat, 8/2: The Spinners at 7:30pm

Sun, 8/3, 3:00 pm Larry Hernandez, Carmen Jara, Mariachi Aguilas de Mexico

Monday, 8/4: Barenaked Ladies at 7:30pm

Tuesday, 8/5: Tony Orlando at 1pm

Tuesday, 8/5: Deep Purple at 7:30pm

Wed, 8/6: Seether at 7:30pm

Thursday, 8/7: Jake Owen at 7:30pm

Friday, 8/8: Creedence Clearwater Revisited at 7:30pm

Sat, 8/9: P.R.C.A. Rodeo at 2pm and 7pm

Sun, 8/10: P.R.C.A. Rodeo at 2pm and 7pm

NEW FOR 2014: Smoking will be permitted in designated areas only.

Parking at the Fairgrounds is $10.00 per car and is subject to availability. Free parking and free shuttle bus service to the Fair is available from 10:30 am until 11:00 pm at these locations: Oxnard Performing Arts Center (on Hobson Way in Oxnard), County Government Center (off Telephone Rd. in Ventura), Pacific View Mall (off Mills Rd. in Ventura), Ventura High School (Larrabee lots off Poli St. in Ventura) and Ventura Unified School District (Stanley Avenue). Free shuttle service is also provided from San Buenaventura State Beach and Marriott Ventura Beach on Harbor Blvd. in Ventura, but regular parking fees will be charged. Wheelchair capable busing is available from all sites.


2014 Summer Movie Clubhouse at Century Theaters in Ventura and Oxnard

Summer Movie Clubhouse! Ten weeks of fun films for kids at Century 10 Downtown Ventura on Wednesdays at 11am and Century Riverpark at The Collection in Oxnard on Tuesday/Thursday mornings at 9:45am. A different movie every week this summer. Same price for parents and children.

All 10 movies can be purchased in advance for only $5! Or $1 per show at the box office.  Visit www.cinemark.com/summer-movie-clubhouse for more information.

Upcoming movies (previous ones removed from list):

Century 10 Downtown Ventura

555 E. Main St 805.641.6555 Showtimes at 11am

July 30: The LEGO Movie

August 6: Rio 2

August 13: Mr. Peabody and Sherman

August 20: Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Squeakquel

Century Riverpark at The Collection

2766 Seaglass Way, Oxnard 805.988.6083 All showtimes at 9:45am

July 29 and 31: The LEGO Movie

August 5 and 7: Rio 2

August 12 and 14: Mr. Peabody and Sherman

August 19 and 21: Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Squeakquel


Muvico Theater Free Summer Kids' Movie Series June 17th to August 21st

The Oaks Mall recently announced the Muvico Theater Summer Kids Series FREE movies this summer, from June 17th through August 21st. Muvico's doors open at 9:30am. Show starts at 10:00am every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday beginning June 17th, 2014. Visit www.shoptheoaksmall.com for more info.

The Lineup:

The Lego Movie: July 29th, 30th & 31st

Rio: August 5th, 6th & 7th

Mr. Peabody & Sherman: August 12th, 13th & 14th

Rio 2: August 19th, 20th & 21st

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Janss Marketplace 2014 Summer Concert Series on Wednesday Nights, June to August 


Mark your calendars once again for the FREE Janss Marketplace Summer Concert Series from June 18th through August 27th. Janss Marketplace is located at Moorpark Road & Hillcrest Drive in Thousand Oaks. Bring your folding chairs and arrive early to enjoy special dinner menus, special merchant samples and the chance to win prizes during the concerts. The music is from 6-8PM.

This awesome 11 week series in the courtyard features music ranging from top tribute bands, R&B, Reggae, Classic Rock to 70’s dance favorites. More info at www.janssmarketplace.net.

Concertgoers can register for the chance to win great prizes and those who present receipts of $50 or more will get a free Summer Concerts T-shirt.

The Lineup:

July 30: Petty Breakers at Food Courtyard

August 6: Neil Deal (Neil Young tribute) at Fountain Courtyard

August 13: Fan Halen at Food Courtyard

August 20: Copycats at Fountain Courtyard

August 27: Hollywood U2 at Food Courtyard

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Santa Monica Mountains Recreation Area Programs in Ventura County

Free events and programs in the Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area locations in Ventura County and adjacent areas through September 2014 are highlighted below! (updated periodically to remove past activities). For additional details and other event locations, visit


SUN 7/27 8:30am - Malibu Lagoon State Beach - Beach and Wetlands Bird Watching - Beginners,experts, teens, or adults are all welcome. Bring binoculars. Meet at shaded viewpoint. Info: 310- 395-6235. 2-3hrs SMBAS

SUN 7/27 8:30am - Santa Monica Mountains Interagency Visitor Center - Slow Down and Relax - Enjoy a short walk and gentle Qi Gong standing exercises out in nature. Qi Gong is a healing system which  includes slow flowing movements that can easily be adapted to one’s physical ability. Wear loose fitting clothing. 1.5hrs NPS

SUN 7/27 9:30am - Paramount Ranch - From Set to Screen - Learn the secrets that turn a dusty set into a realistic town. Join us on this easy-paced walk behind the scenes to discover the illusions and history of Paramount Ranch. 1hr NPS

SUN 7/27 10am - Malibu Lagoon State Beach - Birdwatching for Young Children and Parents - Join a special walk. Binoculars provided. Meet at shaded viewpoint. Reservations required for groups: 310-395-6235. 1hr SMBAS

TUE 7/29 9am - Circle X Ranch – Mishe Mokwa Trailhead - Moderate Hikers to Etz Meloy Join us on a 9-mile, 750’ gain hike on Backbone Trail. Bring water, lunch, and lugsoles. If Red Flag Alert, meet below Santa Monica Pier @ 8:30am. Info: 310-821-4123. 5hrs SC

TUE 7/29 7pm - King Gillette Ranch -Evening Campfire - Come out for a summer tradition with songs, marshmallow roasting, and a nature program. Follow signs to the outdoor amphitheater. 1.5hrs MRCA/SMMC

THU 7/31 7:30am - Santa Monica Mountains - Secret Trail to Calabasas Peak Join a moderately-paced 5-7 mile hike, depending on weather, 1000’ gain. Meet at trailhead in Calabasas (from 101 Ventura Fwy take Valley Circle/Mulholland Dr go south, turn right on Valmar Rd (becomes Old Topanga Cyn Rd), then right on Mulholland Hwy, continue 2.1 miles to dirt parking area on the left). Bring water, snacks, lugsoles, hat, and sunscreen. Rain cancels. Info: 818-981-4799. 4hrs SC

THU 7/31 11am - Malibu Lagoon State Beach - Let’s Move Outside - Kids, take

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Benefit for the WATAF Ride to Washington at Ducati Westlake on August 3rd


Friday Night Free Movies, Farmers' Market, Food Trucks in Woodland Hills 4/25-9/19

Pierce College Farm Center at 20800 Victory Boulevard, Woodland Hills is hosting a Friday night certified Farmers Market including food trucks and a FREE outdoor movie on every Friday evening from April 25th through September 19th. Market is open from 5pm – 10pm with free movies starting after dusk. For additional movie schedules and information go to www.piercefarmcenter.com or call (818) 999-6300.

Upcoming Movies:

August 1: Goonies

August 8: Monsters University

August 15: Ghostbusters

August 22: Finding Nemo

August 29: The Nut Job

September 5: Space Cowboys

September 12: Frankenweenie

September 19: Beetlejuice


2014 Summer Movies Under the Stars at The Village at Dos Vientos Ranch

Movies Under The Stars at The Village at Dos Vientos Ranch begins Thursday evening, July 10th and will run seven consecutive Thursdays, ending August 21st. The Village is located at 350 Via Las Brisas, Newbury Park. Visit www.facebook.com/thevillageatdosvientos for more information.

The lineup:

  • 7/10 - Zookeeper
  • 7/17 - The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug
  • 7/24 - Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs
  • 7/31 - The Hunger Games: Catching Fire
  • 8/7 - Despicable Me 2
  • 8/14 - Man of Steel
  • 8/21 - Monsters University

Movies begin at sundown.


2014 Summer Concerts in the Park at Chase Palm Park in Santa Barbara 

The City of Santa Barbara Parks & Recreation Department presents the 2014 Summer Concerts in the Park Series at Chase Palm Park, Cabrillo Boulevard at Calle Cesar Chavez, on Thursday nights from 6-8:30pm. Six free concerts in June through August open to the public. Bring lawn chairs, blankets and a picnic. Dogs on leash are welcome. Alcoholic beverages not permitted in the park. No set-up prior to noon. The lineup is as follows (upcoming events; previous ones removed):

July 31st: no concert

August 7th: "Summer of Rock" Youth Bands - Voice of Reason, Bi-Polar Bears, Bad Jack and Galvanized Souls

August 14th: Country Nation

Visit www.santabarbaraca.gov/gov/depts/parksrec/recreation/events/parkrec/concerts.asp or call 805.564.5418 for more information.


39th Conejo Valley Home Remodeling Show in Westlake Village on Sept 13-14

Homeowners who are planning projects around their house can talk with professionals for ideas and advice at the 39th Conejo Valley Home Remodeling Show. The fall show is Saturday and Sunday, September 13 and 14 at the Hyatt Westlake Plaza, 880 S. Westlake Blvd., Westlake Village. Over 170 vendors will be on hand with information on everything from kitchen and bath remodeling to interior decorating to landscaping, pools and spas. Gourmet food trucks will be at the show on Saturday. Hours are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday. Free passes are available online at www.westlakehomeshow.com. Cost at the door: $4 per person. For more information, call 805-529-0760 or e-mail showkase9@gmail.com.


2014 Making Strides Against Breast Cancer 5K Walk in Thousand Oaks on August 9th

Join in the campaign to support more birthdays at the Making Strides Against Breast Cancer 5K Walk fundraiser. Supports the American Cancer Society. Making Strides is a non-competitive 5k scenic morning walk, beginning at 8am on Saturday, August 9th at the Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza.

For more information and to register, visit MakingStrides.acsevents.org/thousandoaks

Making Strides is a noncompetitive 5K walk supporting the American Cancer Society’s unique mission to help people stay well by preventing cancer or detecting it early. This community-based fundraiser also serves as a way for the Ventura County community to become aware of ways in which they can play a role to help make finding a cure for cancer the highest priority for lawmakers. As the country wrestles with how to improve health care in America, the American Cancer Society’s aggressive public awareness campaign, Access to Care, seeks to provide access to health care for all Americans, including those who are uninsured and underinsured. Since 1993, more than 9 million walkers across the United States have raised more than $528 million to help the fight of breast cancer through Making Strides events. In 2014, nearly 300 events will take place nationwide. Money raised provides patients free access to programs such as Look Good Feel Better, cancer prevention studies, 24-hour support and Road to Recovery.


6th Annual Camarillo Chili Cook-Off & Music Festival on Sunday, August 31st

The 6th Annual Camarillo Chili Cook-Off & Music Festival will take place on Sunday, August 31st, from 11 am to 4pm at the Camarillo Ranch.

The event is open to the public. $10 admission. Active military and kids under 10 are free.

Features Chili Cook-Off, Pleasant Valley Lions Club BBQ, wine and beer, classic car display, Texas hold 'em poker tournament, Fun & Games Zone for Kids and live music featuring UnUsual Suspects, The Hodads and Sgt. Pepper (Beatles tribute band).

Event benefits Camarillo Hospice, a volunteer hospice and grief support center dedicated to the dignity of life by providing care, comfort, support, and counseling to individuals and families facing a life-limiting illness and/or grieving the loss of a loved one.

The Camarillo Ranch is located at 201 Camarillo Ranch Rd.

To learn more, visit www.camarillochilicook-off.com.


Fred W. Robinson Classic Car Show at Freedom Park Camarillo on August 2nd