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Entries in Ventura (16)

Tuesday
Sep092014

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 9/14/14):

9/20: Keep the Beat Den Den Drum

9/27: My Reading Log Bookmark

10/4: Makin’ Music Drum

10/11: Fire Safety Fido

10/18: Bunny Reading Pointer

10/25: Spooky Sweets Holder

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

Thursday
Sep042014

Harvest Festival 2014 Original Art & Craft Show at Ventura County Fairgrounds, Oct 3-5

Harvest Festival

The Harvest Festival Original Art & Craft Show at the Ventura County Fairgrounds Seaside Park, 10 West Harbor Road, Ventura is 3 days of fun on October 3rd through 5th, 2014. Hundreds of artisans featuring truly unique product - from eye catching jewelry, colorful glassware and ceramics, hand-woven and embellished clothing, photography, specialty foods, home décor and more.  There's something here for everyone in the family, including a Kids Zone with activities to keep the little ones busy, food and entertainment.

Admission is $9 for adults, $4 ages 13-17, $7 ages 62+. Ages 12 and under are free with an adult.  One ticket is good for all 3 days.  Hours are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m on Fri/Sat and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday.  harvestfestival.com/ventura.

Benefactors include the Boys & Girls Club of Ventura, Clinicas del Camino Real and FOOD Share. Bring canned goods for donation and get $2 off admission. Kids 12 & under are free, and tickets are good for the entire weekend so you can return for more.

Wednesday
Sep032014

Los Padres National Forest Lecture Series at E.P. Foster Library Ventura in October

E.P. Foster Library will be presenting an informative series on Los Padres National Forest.

Saturday, October 4th, 5pm to 6pm E.P. Foster Library in the Topping Room

Los Padres National Forest Part 1

Friends of the California Condors will discuss these magnificent birds, the threats to their existence and the steps being taken to keep Condors wild and free. Please attend and learn about this stunning creature that resides in our backyard!

Saturday, October 11th, 5pm to 6pm E.P. Foster Library in the Topping Room

Los Padres National Forest Part 2

Author, Los Padres hiker and PCT hiker Diane Soini will present lightweight backpacking techniques and discuss details of her PCT adventures. Brings your questions and notebooks especially if you are planning a 2015 PCT thru or section hike.

Saturday, October 25th, 5pm to 6pm E.P. Foster Library in the Topping Room

Los Padres National Forest Part 3

Wilderness blogger David Stillman takes us into the seldom seen areas of Los Padres National Forest. Photos, stories and advice from this highly experienced local hiker.

The Ventura County Library is available 24/7 at www.vencolibrary.org.

Monday
Sep012014

7th Annual Ventura Turkey Trot on Thanksgiving Morning, November 27th

Before you gobble, gobble, get out and run Ventura County’s fastest 5K on Thanksgiving morning!

Head to the Ventura Auto Center, 6451 Auto Center Drive, Ventura, on Thursday, November 27th for the Ventura Turket Trot.

Now on its 7th year, the fast and fun 5K starts at 8 a.m. For the 12 and under crowd, there’s the free Kids’ 1K which starts at 9:10 a.m. Registration includes finisher’s shirt, electronic chip timing and post-race food.

Proceeds from the Ventura Turkey Trot will benefit The Boys & Girls Club of Greater Ventura. In addition, participants are being asked to bring canned goods to support Food Share.

For more information or to sign up, please visit www.venturaturkeytrot.com.

About Vendurance Sports: founded by local runner Josh Spiker, this Ventura County-based running club and event management company produces over 20 athletic events every year, aiming to bring consistently high-quality, well-organized and affordable events to the region.

Monday
Sep012014

11th Seaside Highland Games at Ventura County Fairgrounds, October 11th-12th

Ventura County Fairgrounds Hosts 11th Seaside Highland Games, the Premier Scottish Festival on the West Coast!

The weekend of October 11-12 will see Scotland in all its color and pageantry come alive on the Fairgrounds as the Seaside Highland Games return to Ventura. The pipes—the Great Highland Bagpipes of Scotland—will signal the call to gather on that one special weekend when ALL are invited to join in the fun!

Hundreds of pipers and drummers along with all sorts of Scottish/Celtic entertainment will descend on the Ventura County Fairgrounds and the gates are open to the public from 9 am to 5 pm each day.

A wonderfully entertaining weekend of music, dance, athletics, children’s events, shopping, food and drink! Something for everyone and age doesn’t count! Seaside is known for bringing tradition to the field—with a twist! The ageless Celtic pastimes are honored but with a big nod to today. The pipes will play the tunes handed down through the ages—but don’t be surprised when you hear new and modern sounds emerging from those ancient reeds!

Massed pipebands, large men throwing things, Scottish entertainers, clan tents, childrens' den, British food, Highland dancing, reenactments, darts, Scottish Fiddling Competition, all sorts of stuff!

For more details, admission prices, etc., visit www.seaside-games.com.

Thursday
Aug282014

2014 Ponies by the Sea Car Show at Ventura Harbor Village on Sunday, October 12th

Ponies by the Sea Car Show – Ventura Harbor Village Main Lawn

Sunday, October 12, 2014, 9 am – 4 pm

Mustangs from all eras will sparkle and shine lined up on the Ventura Harbor Village Main Lawn for the Ponies by the Sea Car Show.  Free for spectators, registration fees to display vintage and modern vehicles benefit Guide Dogs of America. www.TriCountyMustangClub.com

Wednesday
Aug202014

2nd Annual The Color Run™ 5K in Ventura Planned for Saturday, October 18th

The 2nd Annual Color Run™ 5k Kaleidoscope Tour is coming to Ventura on October 18th, 2014 at the Ventura County Fairgrounds! The Color Run™, also known as the Happiest 5k on the Planet, is a unique paint race that celebrates healthiness, happiness, individuality and giving back to the community. Events starts in waves at 8 a.m.

The Color Run is a five-kilometer, un-timed race in which thousands of participants are doused from head to toe in different colors at each kilometer.

The fun continues at the finish line with a gigantic “Color Festival,” using more colored powder to create happiness and lasting memories, not to mention millions of vivid color combinations. The two main rules of the race are to wear white at the starting line and finish plastered in color!

The Color Run loves you so much, that they are hooking you up with this sweet deal. Just use code RUNICORNLOVE for $5 off registration!

Learn more and register at thecolorrun.com/ventura.

Friday
Aug082014

2014 Pier Under the Stars Food & Wine Tasting Benefit in Ventura on October 4th

Since its original construction in 1872, the Ventura Pier has stood as a symbol of the region's rich history and natural resources. Once the cornerstone of Ventura County's agricultural, construction and oil trade, today the Ventura Pier is a favorite attraction for fishing, picnics, sunset strolls and beautiful views of Ventura County's coastline and the Channel Islands.

In 1993 a dedicated group of community leaders created Pier into the Future, a non-profit organization, to establish a $1 million endowment fund to preserve and maintain the Ventura Pier for future generations to enjoy. This committed group is continually seeking volunteers to help Pier into the Future reach its goal through community outreach efforts at events such as the Ventura County Fair, the City of Ventura's Street Fairs and the ever-popular food and wine tasting event Pier Under the Stars, a gathering of restaurants, wineries, and breweries all in support of Ventura's treasured Pier. Festivities will be held on Saturday, October 4, 2014 from 5 pm to 8 pm at the Ventura Promenade overlooking the beautiful Pacific Ocean and Ventura Pier.

Visit www.pierintothefuture.org to learn more and purchase tickets.

Friday
Aug082014

C Street Longboard Classic in Ventura Set For September 13th and 14th

The C Street Longboard Classic in Ventura is a longboard event open to amateur surfers of all ages. The event is a fundraiser for the Ventura Surf Club.

This year's event will take place on September 13th and 14th at Surfers' Point in Ventura. There will also be vendor and food booths on the boardwalk and a skateboard demonstration and various skateboard manufacturers and sellers at the event. For more information and to register to compete in the events, visit www.venturasurfclub.org/cstreet/.

Directions

From the North - Take 101 South to Ventura Ave exit (next exit after 33). At exit, turn right onto Thompson. Turn right onto Figueroa. Follow Figueroa to the water.

From the South - Take 101 North to California Street exit. At exit, turn left onto California Street. Turn right onto Harbor, then left onto Figueroa. Follow Figueroa to the water.

From the East - Take 126 West to 101 North and follow directions above.

From the West - Paddle east, buddy, paddle east.

Sunday
Jul062014

5th Annual Making Strides Against Breast Cancer 5K Walk in Ventura on Oct 11th

Join in the campaign to support more birthdays at the 5th Annual Making Strides Against Breast Cancer 5K fundraiser and pancake breakfast for Ventura County.  Making Strides Against Breast Cancer is a celebration of survivorship an occasion to express hope and our shared determination to make this breast cancer's last century.

Making Strides is a non-competitive 5K scenic morning walk, beginning at 8am Saturday, October 11th at Harbor Cove Beach, Ventura Harbor. Learn more and register at www.MakingStridesWalk.org/Ventura.

Tuesday
Jul012014

3rd Annual Seaside Half Marathon, 5K, 10K in Ventura on Sunday, February 22nd

The 3rd Annual Seaside Half Marathon, 5K and 10K is planned for Sunday, February 22, 2015 along the Ventura coastline and the historic Old Rincon Highway.

Start and finish at Ventura Promenade park along the beautiful oceanfront boardwalk. It then will travel along the Ventura bike path to the Historic Old Rincon Highway along the Ventura coastline.  Miles of ocean views will keep you in awe as you stroll to the turn around point and back to the start/finish line.  Aid stations every 1.5 miles. Half marathon starts at 8 a.m. Other races start at 8:15 a.m.

To learn more and register, visit www.seasidehalf.com.

Sunday
Jun292014

2nd Annual Father's Day 5K/10K in Ventura on Sunday, June 21st

The 2nd Annual Father's Day 5K/10K will take place Promenade Park in Ventura is planned for Sunday, June 21, 2015. The 5K starts at 8am. There will also be a kids' 1K fun run. For more information, visit www.fathersday5k10k.com.

Tuesday
Jun172014

Circus Vargas' Magikaria Extreme Comes to Ventura 6/5-6/9 and Thousand Oaks 6/19-6/23

Get ready for the ultimate entertainment extravaganza for ALL AGES!

Circus Vargas presents its most mind-blowing, highly anticipated spectacular ever! Join us, where the magic begins and the heart-pounding, death-defying action takes place! It’s awe-inspiring ‘Edge of your Seat’ excitement, all under the big top…where imagination comes to life and the world is full of possibility and wonder!

Don’t Miss Circus Vargas’ new magical, mega-hit sensation! Magikaria Extreme! It’s not a show…IT'S AN EXPERIENCE!

Charismatic Illusionist Casts His Spell at Circus Vargas' Magikaria! Handsome young illusionist Patrick Gable joins a cast of world-renowned performers for an Extravaganza of Magical Proportions! Enchanting audiences with mesmerizing charm, this mystical, magical warrior will make a believer out of you and maybe, just maybe, you'll discover the secret to Magikaria!

See Circus Vargas in Woodland Hills May 23rd through June 2nd, Ventura County Fairgrounds on Friday, June 5th through Monday, June 9th, then in Santa Barbara June 12th through 16th, followed by Thousand Oaks June 19th through 23rd at Conejo Creek Park South (soccer fields).

To learn more and order tickets, visit www.CircusVargas.com.

Thursday
May292014

2014 California Beer Festival in Ventura the Weekend of September 20-21

The California Beer Festival (CBF) returns to Ventura County the weekend of September 20-21, 2014 at Mission Park in Ventura.

On Saturday from 12:30pm to 5pm there will be over 130 different craft beers represented, food trucks and live music throughout the day from Rey Fresco, Dr. M and Petty Theft, The Ultimate Tribute Band to Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers!

Guests will receive a souvenir tasting cup to sample some of the best craft beers from around the world! YOU MUST BE 21 years of age or older with a valid ID to enter CBF on Saturday. Gates will open at 12pm, beer sampling will start at 1pm. Space is very limited!

On Sunday from 11am to 6pm, bring your blues chairs and blankets to Sunday's family friendly event (Children 12 and under FREE). Sample amazing BBQ from teams from all over the state and get marinated by an amazing blues lineup.

No beer sampling on Sunday but craft beer will be available for purchase.

Visit californiabeerfestival.com/ventura.php to learn more and buy tickets!

Tuesday
May272014

17th Annual Kinetic Sculpture Race at Ventura Harbor on Saturday, October 18th

11th Annual Kinetic Sculpture Race at Ventura Harbor

The 17th Annual Kinetic Sculpture Race at Ventura Harbor is a unique event that features people-powered works of art built to travel over an exciting all-terrain race course beginning with the launching of the vehicles into the water at the boat ramp on Spinnaker drive, continuing across the sand and around an oval track and ending with a drive through the mud pit at Ventura Seaside Village.

These kinetic sculptures can have over 100 gears, ingenious treading, flotation and propulsion, athletic pilots and mechanically advanced pit crews. These uniquely engineered machines are transformed into moving artful sculptures. Visit www.kineticrace.com for more information.

Turning Point FoundationThe event starts at the corner of Anchors Way Drive and Schooner Drive at 10:18 a.m. on Saturday, October 18th. Admission is FREE. The race benefits Turning Point Foundation, a non-profit organization, which provides a homeless shelter, housing and rehabilitation and community support services for persons disabled by mental illness in Ventura County. For more information, visit www.turningpointfoundation.org.

Saturday
May032014

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.