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53rd Annual Ventura Gem Show at Ventura County Fairgrounds on March 7-8, 2015

Ventura Gem & Mineral Society, Inc. presents The Ventura Gem Show its 53rd Annual Gem, Mineral, Lapidary & Fossil Show at Seaside Park, Ventura County Fairgrounds. March 7th (10 am to 5 pm) and March 8th (10 am to 4 pm).

Gems, minerals, rocks, fossils, jewelry, exhibits, displays, dems, prizes, dealers, silent auction, kids' activities, FREE admission (parking at Seaside Park is $5).  More information at

These are great family friendly shows. Event hosts love sharing their knowledge with attendees.  Good, old fashioned fun, with typically dozens and dozens of displays, information, demonstrations, etc.  Highly recommended!


Ventura Hammer Half Marathon and 5K on Sunday, January 25, 2015 

The Ventura Hammer Half Marathon and 5K take place on Sunday, January 25, 2015 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 4.25" tile) for all 1/2 marathon finishers!

Visit to register!


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


Community Health Fair and 5K Walk/Run in Ventura on Monday, Feb 16th

A Community Health Fair and 5K Walk/Run takes place at Ventura Community Park, 901 S. Kimball, Ventura on Presidents’ Day Monday, February 16th. Race begins at 10:30am and event takes place from 10am to 2pm. Presented by the UFCW Local 770 Icaza Foundation. $30 to register. Proceeds benefit leukemia and charitable assistance in local communities. Event will also include a health fair, food and drinks, health care providers, raffles, live music and more. Visit to learn more and sign up.


3rd Annual Ventura Marathon, Half Marathon and 5K on Sunday, September 13th

The 3rd Annual Ventura Marathon, Half Marathon and 5K are planned for Sunday, September 13th. This is a flat and fast course.nFor more information and to register, visit

Additional events planned for Saturday, September 12th include Kids Sand Runs and 100, 62 and 35 Mile Bike Rides.

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.

Last year there were 880 finishers in the marathon and over 1,600 in the half marathon.


27th Annual St. Patrick's Day Parade in Ventura on Saturday, March 14, 2015

Ventura Elks Lodge #1430 presents the 27th Annual St. Patrick's Day Parade on Saturday,
March 14th at 10 am on Main Street, Downtown Ventura. The parade starts on East Main Street in front of the San Buenaventura Mission and continues up East Main Street and ends at the corner of North Chestnut Street and East Main Street.  Up to 100 entrants will be accepted into the parade. Visit for more information.


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


3rd Annual Surfers Point Marathon, Half Marathon, 5K/10K in Ventura on Nov 15th

The 3rd Annual Surfers Point Marathon, Half Marathon, 5K and 10K are planned for Sunday, November 15th 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


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 1/23/15):

1/24: My Friends Photo Board

1/31: Masquerade Mask

2/7: "From the Heart" Coupons

2/14: Uncle Sam's U.S. Mask

2/21: Roar-A-Lot Lion Puppet

2/28: Hats Off Pencil Holder

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