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Entries in Ventura (20)

Saturday
Apr122014

Free Crafts at Lakeshore Learning in Ventura on Saturdays

Free crafts for kids ages 3 and up at Lakeshore Learning in Ventura on Saturdays from 11 am to 3 pm (updated 4/15/14):

4/19: Sunny Days Light Catcher

4/26: All Aboard! Storytelling Puppet

5/3: Thank a Teacher! Schoolhouse Craft

5/10: Mom’s Coupon Book

5/17: Catch of the Day! Fishing Pole

5/24: My Superhero Puppet

5/31: Mermaid Mobile

The Ventura store is located at 4705 Telephone Road.  Phone 805.289.1550 or visit www.lakeshorelearning.com.

Monday
Apr072014

2nd Annual Ventura Marathon and Half Marathon Planned for Sunday, September 7th

The 2nd Annual Ventura Marathon, Half Marathon and Beach Party is planned for Sunday, September 7th. On Saturday, the 6th, bike rides, kids' run and beach party are planned. This is a flat and fast course...I should know, I ran the inaugural race last year. A fun and well-coordinated local marathon. For more information and to register, visit www.venturamarathon.com

After a very successful inaugural year with roughly 2,500 participants and over $16,000 generated for local charities and school clubs, the Ventura Marathon is taking it a step further. In 2014, the Ventura Marathon is kicking off its second year by partnering with five non-profit organizations, including Pier Into The Future, the Humane Society of Ventura County, Autism Society Ventura County, Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation for Childhood Cancer and the Rotary Club of Ventura.

“We are excited to be partnering with five amazing charities,” says race director Josh Spiker. “We feel that giving participants the ability to raise funds will give their efforts more meaning, while raising money for the charities.”

Participants signing up online will have the option of raising funds for one of the five charities mentioned. There is a team option too, through a club, an office or any group.

Although the event organizers feel most people will raise money out of the goodness of their hearts, they have added some incentives, which include a Ventura Marathon running hat ($100 goal), a Ventura Marathon hooded sweatshirt ($250 goal) and a free entry to next year’s race ($500). Top individual and top team fundraisers will get additional prizes.

The event is managed by Vendurance Sports, a Ventura County-based running club and event management company aiming to bring high-quality, well-organized and affordable events to the region.

Tuesday
Apr012014

Roadshow Revival "Tribute to Johnny Cash" in Ventura on Saturday, June 14th

ROADSHOW REVIVAL'S "A Tribute to the Music of Johnny Cash"

RETURNS TO VENTURA JUNE 14TH, 2014

Ross Emery Entertainment and Cindy Cash bring the annual homage to the "Man in Black" back to Johnny Cash's old stomping grounds on Father's Day Weekend

One of the largest tribute concerts on the West Coast returns in full swing in 2014 as "A Tribute to the Music of Johnny Cash" takes over the grassy fields at the beachfront Ventura County Fairgrounds on Father's Day weekend. The sixth annual event will feature popular outlaw country, rockabilly, bluegrass and Johnny Cash tribute bands, plus a pin-up girl pageant, hot rods, custom cars and motorcycles, Johnny Cash memorabilia, food & beverage, a kid's corral and scores of vendors with unique offerings and collectibles.

The sixth annual festival will feature popular outlaw country, rockabilly, bluegrass and Johnny Cash tribute bands, plus a pin-up girl pageant, hot rods, custom cards and motorcycles, Cindy Cash's Johnny Cash memorabilia, food & beverage, a kid's corral and scores of vendors with unique offerings and collectibles.  While the final lineup is still being confirmed, acts gracing the stage that have been announced so far include Dale Watson, The Paladins, James Intveld, The Americans, The Snake Oil Sales Men, The Mighty Cash Cats, Hard Six, The Cold Hard Cash Show, Theresa Spanke, The Walking Phoenixes and Calico. The headliner will be announced on May 6, 2014.

  

A Tribute to the Music of Johnny Cash takes place Saturday, June 14 at the Ventura County Fairgrounds, 10 West Harbor Blvd. Ventura.  Visit www.facebook.com/theroadshowrevival for up-to-date event information, merchandise specials, and ticket giveaways. Tickets are available online; all performances and activities included. General admission tickets are $35; active military receive "Two for One" (valid government issued i.d. required) and car show registration will be $50 (includes one vehicle and one driver).  V.I.P. tickets including lunch and 4 drink tickets are $175 and "Get Rhythm" preferred, secured seating tickets are $70.  Kids 6 - 12 are $5 and 5 and under are free.

Discounted tickets are available with Promo Code "RSR2014AFC" until June 13, 2013.  For more information, including bands and performance schedule, please visit www.roadshowrevival.com.  

Friday
Mar282014

2014 Ventura County Heart Walk 5K Planned for Saturday, June 14th in Ventura

The Ventura Heart Walk is a wonderful way for individuals, friends, families, companies and employees to team up with the American Heart/Stroke Association’s fight against heart disease and stroke.  The goal of this 5K walk along the beach on June 14, 2014 in Ventura is to raise $125,000 to support research in cardiovascular disease and stroke, as well as educational programs.

Location: Mission Park in Downtown Ventura. Visit www.venturaheartwalk.org today to register for the walk.

Sign up as an individual or start your own walk team as a team captain. Send emails to friends and family to invite them to join you at the Heart Walk or support your efforts by donating to your personal fundraising page online!

Tuesday
Mar252014

31st Annual Ventura County Bar Association Law Day 5K Run/Walk on Saturday, May 17

Mark your fitness calendars for the 31st Annual Ventura County Bar Association Law Day 5K Run/Walk on Saturday, May 17th. The 5K run starts at 8:30 a.m. and 1 mile family fun run starts at 9:30 a.m. on a NEW course this year at Ventura Community Park, 901 S. Kimball Road.

There will be $2000 in prize money for winners and t-shirts and food for all. Free breakfast burritos! There is also a raffle for a variety of great prizes worth $2000! Proceeds from the event will benefit the Ventura County Bar Association Volunteer Lawyers Services Program. Visit www.LawDay5K.com for more information or register at this Active.com link.

Sunday
Mar232014

Cottontail Day 2014 at Ventura Harbor Village on Saturday, April 12th

Hop on over to Ventura Harbor Village, Saturday, April 12th from 10 AM - 3 PM for Cottontail Day at the Ventura Harbor Village Main Lawn. Cottontail Day is a family fun community event featuring egg hunts, petting zoo, kid’s crafts, entertainment and more!

The Cottontail Bunny can be spotted hopping around giving children a chance to take a photo or grab a hug. For children ages 1 – 7 bring your baskets and join in the $2 Egg Hunt held every 30 minutes (weather permitting) from 11 AM – 2 PM (free coloring book, while supplies last). Other activities include face painting, arts and crafts, pony rides, $2 petting zoo, scavenger village, vendors, entertainment and more.

Ventura Harbor Village is located at 1583 Spinnaker Drive in Ventura. Visit www.venturaharborvillage.com or call 805.477.0470.

Saturday
Mar222014

2014 Mom's Day Run 5K/10K at Ventura State Beach on Sunday, May 11th

Sign up for the 4th Annual Mom's Day Run at Ventura State Beach on Sunday, May 11th, starting at 8am. This is a "No Frills" run; there are no timing chips, no goody bags or medals. We are raising money for cancer awareness.

Let's honor Mothers every where by joining us for a walk/run along the beach on Mother's Day. Walkers are welcome! Bring your Mom!

Breakfast Burritos, Chocolate Covered Strawberries, Rolling Pin Donut Holes and more at the finish!

Sign up at this Active.com link or visit www.facebook.com/MomsDayRun.

Friday
Mar212014

2014 Shoreline Half Marathon, 5K and 10K in Ventura on Sunday, July 13th

The 2014 Shoreline Half Marathon, 5K and 10K are planned for Sunday, July 13th at the Ventura Promenade. Start and finish will be at Ventura Promenade park along the beautiful oceanfront boardwalk at Ventura Beach. Runners will enjoy the two loop ocean front course that winds along the Ventura boardwalk and up along the gentle sloping Visa Del Mar ridge. For more information and to register, visit www.shorelinehalf.com.

Sunday
Mar162014

2nd Annual Surfers Point Marathon, Half Marathon, 5K/10K in Ventura on Nov 16th

The 2nd Annual Surfers Point Marathon, Half Marathon, 5K and 10K are planned for Sunday, November 16th at Promenade Park, 450 East Harbor Boulevard, Ventura (corner of Figueroa/Shoreline Dr at the beachfront park). Race starts times are: Full marathon 7:00am, half marathon 7:15 am and 5k/10k - 7:30am. Two loop full marathon course with start/finish at Promenade Park. Runners will enjoy Ventura oceanfront boardwalk, historic Old Rincon Hwy and the gentle sloping Visa Del Mar ridge with incredible views that make every step worth the effort along the way.  Very flat course. For more info and to register, visit www.surferspointmarathon.com.

Saturday
Mar082014

4th Annual City Impact Ventura Beachfront Half Marathon & 5K on Saturday, June 7th

The City Impact 4th Annual Ventura Beachfront Half Marathon and 5K will be held on Saturday, June 7, 2014 at the Ventura Pier. The half marathon and 5K will begin on the north side of the Ventura Pier. The half marathon runs along the oceanfront promenade and extends along the Pacific Coast Highway creating a flat and scenic course. The 5K runs out and back along the oceanfront promenade. Visit www.cityimpact.com/beachfront-half-marathon/5k for more details and to register.

Tuesday
Mar042014

Ventura Beach Festival Set for Saturday, May 3, 2014

The Ventura Beach Festival Is set for Saturday, May 3, 2014 at San Buenaventura State Beach and will benefit Friends of Channel Coast State Parks (FCCSP). The event will also feature local food and beverages, vendors and displays related to healthy outdoor pursuits, such as surfing, skating, kayaking, and camping, and family-friendly activities and games.

Local favorites Dirty Rice and Rey Fresco will make an appearance at the festival.  Spencer the Gardener and Barley Legal are also slated to play, and Special Guests, the Surfaris, will bring a fun surf vibe to the event.  Headlining is Martha Davis and the Motels.  Davis, who used to live and own a business in the Ventura area, got involved with the event because of her lifelong passion for animals and the environment. Supporting an event for a nonprofit that protects and educates about both, especially one based in one of her favorite corners of the world, was more than enough reason to get her to sign on to perform.

FCCSP is the nonprofit organization that partners with the California State Parks along the coast in Ventura and Santa Barbara Counties.  It supports the parks by providing for educational programs, fundraising for improvement and beautification projects, leading volunteer service efforts, and advocating for the Parks.  The organization, which has provided educational opportunities for millions of park visitors since its founding, is celebrating its 30th anniversary this year.  Coincidentally, it is also the 150th anniversary of the California State Parks.

Tickets for the event are on sale now, including VIP tickets that include premium seating, parking, food, and beverages. Discounted rates on general admission tickets for children 7-12 are available.  Children under 7 are free.  Tickets can be bought online at http://bit.ly/1fYnQF4 or through the organization’s website at www.friendsofccsp.org/ventura-beach-festival.

The organization is currently seeking sponsors for the event, and has put out the call for those who wish to participate as vendors.  Information about the event, including sponsorship information and vendor applications can be found at www.friendsofccsp.org/ventura-beach-festival Additionally, those interested in supporting FCCSP in other ways can contribute items for the silent auction.

Visit www.friendsofccsp.org or www.facebook.com/VenturaBeachFestival for more information.

About Friends of Channel Coast State Parks

Founded in 1984, Friends of Channel Coast State Parks is the cooperative organization of the Channel Coast State Parks district, which stretches along the California coast from McGrath State Beach in Oxnard through Gaviota State Park, north of Santa Barbara.  A registered 501(c)3 nonprofit organization, its mission is to support the educational programs and projects of the California State Parks within the Channel Coast district. For more information please visit www.friendsofccsp.org or contact Melissa Baffa, the organization’s executive director, at mbaffa@friendsofccsp.org  Friends of Channel Coast State Parks can also be found on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Pinterest.

Wednesday
Feb262014

2014 NAMIWalk Ventura County Planned in Ventura for Saturday, May 3rd

The 2014 National Alliance on Mental Illness NAMIWalk Ventura County is planned for Saturday, May 3rd at the Ventura Beach Promenade in Ventura. This is a 5K walk that starts at 10:30 am (check in begins at 9 am).

NAMIWalks are the largest and most successful mental health awareness and fundraising event in America! Through NAMIWalks' public, active display of support for people affected by mental illness, we are changing how Americans view persons with a mental illness. This is leading to ensuring that help and hope are available for those in need. Please join us as we improve lives and our communities one step at a time

To learn more and to register, visit www.namiwalks.org.

Monday
Feb102014

2014 Boogie Nights Summer 5K Run Series in Ventura, Wed Nights May 21 to Jul 23

Boogie Nights Ventura is coming back for its 4th annual summer run/walk series in Ventura taking place on Wednesday evenings beginning May 21, 2014 through July 23, 2014. Races start at 6:15 pm at the Ventura Promenade*.

There's also a Free Kids 1K (0.62 miles) Run that will start at 6:00pm each night! For ages 10 and under, though parents are encouraged to run with their children.

For more information and to register, visit www.boogienightsventura.com. Series benefits the Buena High School Cross Country Program. Register at runsignup.com/Race/CA/Ventura/BoogieNightsSummerRunSeriesVentura.

* In previous years half of the runs were at Arroyo Verde Park. This year all 10 races are at the Promenade.

Sunday
Feb092014

2014 Fairy Tales in the Park Free Outdoor Shows in Ventura County, May to September

Fairy Tales in the Park is a series of free, live theatrical performances geared towards children ages 3 to 10. John and Roxanne Diesel co-founded Gypsies in a Trunk, an all-volunteer troupe of actors performing free fairy tales for the young and young at heart. The troupe’s love of children’s theatre has led them to perform every May through September since 1995 throughout Ventura County.

The troupe's goal is to create an environment where families can introduce live theatre to their children in a casual setting at the right price – free! All Fairy Tales in the Park performances are held outdoors in a variety of venues and is always free of charge, though the players pass the hat to help cover costuming and travel costs, donations are always voluntary.

Most venues do not have shade, so sunscreen and hats are appropriate. Bring water, juice, snacks, picnics. Blankets and low-slung chairs are recommended. Please leave doggies at home (not that they don't love them). The shows are designed to run approximately 45 minutes, which coincides with the attention span of the target age group, 3-10 year olds.

2014 LINEUP

  • The Princess and the Frog
  • Thumbellina and Tom Thumb's Voyage to Neverland
  • The Gingerbread Man
  • Sleeping Beauty 2: Malificent's Revenge
  • Snow White and One Bat

LOCATIONS

Simi Valley (Shows at 4pm): Rancho Simi Community Park Amphitheatre, 1765 Royal Ave

  • May 3: The Princess and the Frog
  • June 7: Thumbellina and Tom Thumb's Voyage to Neverland
  • July 5: The Gingerbread Man
  • Aug 2: Sleeping Beauty 2: Malificent's Revenge
  • Sept 6: Snow White and One Bat

Westlake Village (Shows at 11:30am): Foxfield Park, 31965 Foxfield Dr. (Lakeview Canyon & Lindero)

  • May 3: The Princess and the Frog
  • June 7: Thumbellina and Tom Thumb's Voyage to Neverland
  • July 5: The Gingerbread Man
  • Aug 2: Sleeping Beauty 2: Malificent's Revenge
  • Sept 6: Snow White and One Bat

Camarillo (Shows at 11:30am): Valle Lindo Park, 889 Aileen St

  • May 10: The Princess and the Frog
  • June 14: Thumbellina and Tom Thumb's Voyage to Neverland
  • July 12: The Gingerbread Man
  • Aug 9: Sleeping Beauty 2: Malificent's Revenge
  • Sept 13: Snow White and One Bat

Ventura (Shows at 4pm): Barranca Vista Park, 7050 Ralston. (Johnson & Ralston)

  • May 10: The Princess and the Frog
  • June 14: Thumbellina and Tom Thumb's Voyage to Neverland
  • July 12: The Gingerbread Man
  • Aug 9: Sleeping Beauty 2: Malificent's Revenge
  • Sept 13: Snow White and One Bat

Channel Islands Harbor (Shows at 2pm): Harbor View Park (Between Marine Emporium Landing & Port Royal Restaurant, near 3600 Harbor Blvd

  • May 4: The Princess and the Frog
  • June 1: Thumbellina and Tom Thumb's Voyage to Neverland
  • July 6: The Gingerbread Man
  • Aug 3: Sleeping Beauty 2: Malificent's Revenge
  • Sept 7: Snow White and One Bat

Visit www.fairytalesinthepark.com for more information.

Friday
Jan312014

Ventura Habitat Half Marathon and 5K on Sunday, February 2, 2014

The 13th Annual Ventura Habitat Half Marathon and 5K take place on Sunday, February 2, 2014 at 255 W. Stanley Ave, Ventura. Half marathon starts at 8 am, 5K at 8:15 am. Race to benefit Habitat for Humanity of Ventura County.

The course is out and back along a bike path that runs from Ventura to Ojai. The weather is typically cool and the course has no major hills although the first half does have a slight incline so the second half has a slight decline. There will be 4 water stops along the way. The 5K is out and back along the same course. The venue has great parking and the event provides a low key but fun atmosphere with great people and food. All pre-registered half marathon participants will receive a technical running top and all pre-registered 5K runners will receive a free event t-shirt.

Finishers Tile (custom ceramic 4" tile) for all 1/2 marathon finishers!

Visit www.venturahalf.com to register!

Sunday
Jan192014

2014 Ventura Earth Day Eco Fest on Saturday, April 26th

The award-winning Ventura Earth Day Eco Fest brings fun, two stages of live entertainment, children’s activities, exhibitors, and education to Promenade Park in Ventura on Saturday, April 26, 2014. Each year this successful community event is attended by over 5000 people and 80 exhibitors. Come join us celebrate our environment at a beautiful beachfront park. Visit www.venturaearthday.org for details.

The event is coordinated by the Ventura Charter School of Arts and Global Education (VCS). VCS is a tuition-free public school, organized as a public charity under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code, serving 350 students from Kindergarten through Eighth grade. Our school’s progressive, high-quality, student-centered educational program expands educational choices for parents and their children in the public school system, supports a nurturing community of learners, and improves student achievement.

All net proceeds from the Earth Day Eco Fest fund Ventura Charter School’s enrichment programs for students ages K through 8th grade.

Thursday
Jan022014

2014 Clif Bar Mountains 2 Beach Marathon and Half Marathon on Sunday, May 25th

The 2014 Clif Bar Mountains 2 Beach Marathon is 26.2 miles of mountain and beachfront scenery. Starting in beautiful Ojai, the course begins at just over 700 ft. and gradually descends to sea-level over 18 miles, and finishing near the historic Ventura Pier. Limited to the first 1500 entrants.

The Clif Bar Mountains 2 Beach Half-Marathon is a fast, beautiful, point to point 13.1 mile course. The race starts near Foster Park just outside Ventura and runs gently downhill to the Ventura beachfront finishing just past the Pier with the Marathon finishers. The half-marathon is limited to the first 1350 entrant
s. To learn more and to register, visit www.mountains2beachmarathon.com.

Wednesday
Jan012014

20th Annual Ventura Music Festival at Various Venues in February to May

The Ventura Music Festival offers concerts at a variety of venues in Ventura from February through May 2014. For more information and to purchase advance tickets, visit www.venturamusicfestival.org.

Sat, Feb 15 at 8pm: Eddie Palmieri Latin Jazz Band at Ventura High School Theater, 2 N. Catalina St

Fri, May 2 at 3pm: Tea & Trumpets at Poinsettia Pavillion, 3451 Foothill Road

Fri, May 2 at 8pm: Igudesman & Joo: A Little Nightmare Music at Community Presbyterian Church

Sat, May 3 at 8pm: Lynn Harrell at Ventura High School Theatre

Sun, May 4 at 7pm: An Evening with Judy Collins at Ventura High School Theatre

Tue, May 6 at 7:30pm: Cantus at Ventura Missionary Church

Thu, May 8 at 7:30pm: Rising Stars at First United Methodist Church

Fri, May 9 at 8pm: Stanislav Khristenko - Cleveland International Piano Competition Gold Medalist at Ventura Missionary Church

Sat, May 10 at 3pm: Tea & Trumpets at Poinsettia Pavillion

Sat, May 10 at 8pm: Preservation Hall Jazz Band at Majestic Ventura Theatre

Wednesday
Jan012014

3rd Annual Cancer Hope Foundation 5K in Ventura on Saturday, January 11th 

Come out and support the Camarillo-based Cancer Hope Foundation as they host their 3rd annual 5K walk/run race to raise money for Camp Keepsake 2014. Event to be held at the Ventura Beach Promenade on Saturday, January 11, 2014 at 8am. There is also an untimed Kids Fun Run Obstacle Course Challenge that should be fun for the little ones!

Camp Keepsake, a program of Cancer Hope Foundation, is a place where adults with cancer and also cancer survivors can go with their family and friends to spend time away from the hectic and often stressful routine of doctor visits and treatments. For more information. visit cancerhopefoundation.org

Entry includes free shirt, post race food and music. A lot of fun for a terrific cause. To register, click this Active.com link.

Saturday
Jun082013

Monthly CityFest Event in Downtown Ventura On 3rd Saturday of Each Month

CityFest is a monthly event on the third Saturday of each month from 11am to 5pm featuring local music, food, art, shopping and more. Located at 651 E. Thompson, Ventura. Visit www.venturacityfest.com for more info. Upcoming dates are 6/15, 7/20, 8/17, 9/21, 10/19, 11/16 and 12/21.