50% Off 90 Minute Channel Islands Dolphin Adventure September 23 to December 31

Channel Islands Dolphin Adventures is offering 90 minute small group dolphin adventure rides for up to 6 people from the Channel Islands Harbor. View dolphins and other marine life in an intimate setting. USCG licensed captain guides your tour. Minimum age is 3.

Grab 50% off the 90 minute excursion on 8am or 10am rides through December 31st at just $49 per person at bit.ly/DolphinDeal (affiliate).

Discounted Tickets to "The Music Man" at Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza October 18-27

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The Music Man follows fast-talking traveling salesman Harold Hill (Tony-Award nominee and original RENT star Adam Pascal), as he cons the people of River City, Iowa, into buying instruments and uniforms for a boys’ band that he vows to organize – this, despite the fact that he doesn’t know a trombone from a treble clef. His plans to skip town with the cash are complicated when his heart is accidentally stolen by Marian Paroo, the smart town librarian. By turns wicked, funny, warm, romantic and touching, The Music Man is family entertainment at its best. Meredith Willson’s six-time, Tony Award-winning musical comedy has been entertaining audiences since 1957 and is a family-friendly story to be shared with every generation.

5 Star Musicals presents The Music Man at the Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza October 18 to 27. 30% off tickets at bit.ly/MusicManTO (affiliate).

Spirit Tasting and Bottle of Haymaker's Vodka at Ventura Spirits

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Since 2011, Ventura Spirits has been striving to hand-craft adventurous spirits that blend the wild and cultivated together. Inspired by the regional liquor-making tradition, the distillery's explorers take their California coastal influences to create something new. With a handful of fruits of their labors, they delight their visitors with such varietals as "Opuntia," which is a prickly pear spirit made from the fruit of the Nopal cactus and blends the taste of tequila and sun-ripened California fruits. To feel like hiking in the mountains of the central coast, clients just need to try "Wilder," which fuses native plants such as sagebrush, purple sage, and pixie mandarin peel to produce fresh and savory aromas that give its own unique spin on gin.

Blathering aside, here’s a GREAT deal for the following: Spirit tasting for two and one take-home bottle of Haymaker’s Vodka for $35 ($31 on 9/7). Regular price $60. Or tasting for four for (how do you like that alliteration) just $69 ($61 on 9/7). Grab the deal at bit.ly/VenturaSpirits (affiliate).

Located at 3891 North Ventura Avenue, Suite B2A in Ventura.

Discounted Passes to Knott's Scary Farm - September 19 to October 31

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Knott’s Scary Farm is the largest and most immersive Halloween experience in Southern California, with unimaginable scares and innovative thrills that can’t be found anywhere else. The full-park transformation is made up of one-of-a-kind terrifying mazes and attractions, sinister shows and more than 1,000 horrifying creatures lurking in the fog and hiding in every corner of the park. This year’s Knott’s Scary Farm experience has all the ingredients of a truly terrifying nightmare, but unlike most dreams, Knott’s Scary Farm is a nightmare that never ends. Recommended for ages 13+.

Discounted tickets available Knott’s Scary Farm from September 9 to October 31 at bit.ly/KnottsScaryDeal (affiliate).

$39 for Yoga, Wine and Cheese Tasting at Saddlerock Ranch in Malibu

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Calm the mind and body with a rejuvenating outdoor yoga class at Saddlerock Ranch, nestled high in the Malibu mountains, followed by a wine tasting flight and cheese board.

$39 for a Wellness + Wine experience for one (reg. $65):

  • This two-hour package is available Saturday-Sunday at 10:30 a.m., 1:30 p.m. or 4:30 p.m.

  • A 60-minute Hatha-style outdoor yoga class (mat, strap and block rental included)

  • A wine tasting with three estate-grown wines in the garden paired with a cheese board, post-namaste

Voucher can be redeemed immediately; valid Saturday or Sunday for 10:30 a.m., 1:30 p.m. or 4:30 p.m. Wellness and Wine Tasting experiences only. Reservations required; subject to availability. Call 818-578-4940, email hello@salvajemalibu.com or book online (see voucher for instructions), to make a reservation; reference voucher. Maximum of 10 people per time slot, per experience.

Grab the deal at bit.ly/YogaWineCheese (affiliate).

Discounted Tickets to Ivan Amodei's "Secrets & Illusions" in Thousand Oaks on September 28th

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Join master illusionist Ivan Amodei on an epic journey to discover the secrets of life in his brand new stage show SECRETS & ILLUSIONS at the Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza on Saturday, September 28th.

Set on the dark and deserted streets of Paris, you’ll enter the legendary Louvre Museum, where an enchanting musical muse escorts you through galleries, while Ivan uncovers life’s greatest mysteries deep inside the priceless works of art, one dazzling illusion at a time. Watch someone face their greatest fears. Witness a person track down love in the most unexpected place, and another discover how the Laws of Attraction helps them find their purpose in life — might it be you? It’s a two-hour spectacular show which displays Ivan’s signature style of thought-provoking vignettes, audience participation, and storytelling. Paired with his remarkable approach to illusion, it will ultimately inspire, encourage and motivate you to discover your purpose and your destiny.

Tickets discounted over 30% at bit.ly/Amodei (affiliate).

Discounted Tickets to Flamenco Star Benise at the Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza on November 8th

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Benise continues to push the bar of Spanish guitar with this unprecedented journey of music and dance that celebrates the grace, passion, and spirit of Spain. A beautiful and charming Spanish courtyard is the backdrop as Benise debuts all new music, dance, and costumes. A musical adventure that includes the “Dress of a Thousand Roses” and many more surprises! at the Fred Kavli Theatre, Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza on Friday, November 8, 2019.

The Emmy Award-winning composer along with an international cast of musicians and dancers will entertain audiences with a two-hour show that “is an escape from all their problems,” Benise says. “Much like the recent PBS special, with this show I want to take the audience on an escape to Spain…to a beautiful Spanish courtyard filled with Flamenco dancers, stunning costumes, and fiery Spanish guitars. This tour will incorporate all the new songs, costumes, choreography, and set from the new PBS special Fuego!’” Beyond the new material, Benise says “the live show will incorporate some fan favorites from my street performing days and rock classics like Led Zeppelin’s “Kashmir” and AC/DC’s "Thunderstruck.”

See it for nearly 50% off! Tickets at bit.ly/BeniseTO (affiliate).

Discounted Tickets to "The Dinner Detective" at Los Robles Greens in Thousand Oaks

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The Dinner Detective makes its way to The Gardens at Los Robles Greens in Thousand Oaks to serve up a tasty whodunit along with a four-course dinner. And since this comedic murder mystery is set in the present day, you’ll have no way of knowing whether someone at your table is just another guest or one of the talented cast of improvisers. In fact, everyone’s a suspect — including you. The event starts out with a reception featuring tray-passed hors d’oeuvres, followed by the meal, which includes salad, an entree and dessert. Between courses you can expect plenty of murder, mayhem and hidden clues coming to light as you puzzle through the crime. The top sleuth wins a prize package at the end of the evening — not to mention serious bragging rights.

Wanna go!? Tickets priced at $59 for 3 hour shows on 6/29 and 7/13 at bit.ly/DinnerDetectiveTO (affiliate).

Discounted VIP Track Pass to MB2 Thousand Oaks

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A VIP Track Pass at MB2 Indoor Kart Racing in Thousand Oaks is good for 3 free races anytime, an MB2 t-shirt and two other advance reservations. Regular price is $100 but get it for just $48 at bit.ly/MB2TO (affiliate).

Or get one 14-Lap Adult or One 9-Lap Junior Kart Race for just $15.50 ($23 regular price). Or 3 of them for $36 ($69 regular price).

Discounted Tickets to "Mamma Mia!" at Simi Valley Cultural Arts Center September 20 to October 19

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The unforgettable live musical spectacular Mamma Mia! has audiences coming back again and again to relive the feel-good story of a mother, a daughter, three possible dads and one unforgettable trip down the aisle. Young bride-to-be Sophie wants nothing more than to have her father at her wedding. But there's a small problem: She has no idea which of mom's three former boyfriends might be the guy. So Sophie invites them all to the festivities at her mother's Greek isle taverna, and mayhem ensues. The show's tale of enduring love and friendship features all the beloved hit songs by ABBA, including "Dancing Queen," "S.O.S.," "The Winner Takes It All," "Take a Chance on Me" and of course, the tile tune. Don't miss Mamma Mia! when it comes to the Simi Valley Cultural Arts Center September 20 to October 19.

Tickets discounted up to 40% at bit.ly/MammaMiaSimi (affiliate)

Discounted Honey at Bennett's Honey Farm in Fillmore

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Here’s a great offer - four 1 lb jars of honey from Bennett’s Honey Farm in Fillmore for just $18.50 (valued at $28). Great variety of honey varieties derived from orange blossoms, sage, wildflowers, buckwheat, avocado, clover and more. Visit bit.ly/HoneyFillmore (affiliate) for the deal.

While you’re in Fillmore, check out Fillmore & Western Railway and the State Fish Hatchery.

Up to 50% Off Admissions to the Museum of Ventura County

Save up to 50% off admission for one, two or four as well as memberships to the Museum of Ventura County on Groupon Local at bit.ly/MuseumVC (affiliate link).

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Ventura County and the California Channel Islands have a rich history and cultural heritage dating back 12,000 years, when the Chumash people first hunted and gathered along the Pacific-facing lands. And the Museum of Ventura County aims to encapsulate everything from those tribal beginnings right up though the modern age. Since 1913, the museum has played host to historical exhibits that feature both ancient and modern artifacts, a fine art collection of more than 30,000 pieces, and educational programs that run the gamut from specialized school tours to art and craft sessions for children. The museum boasts a research library and community meeting space for those who want to dive deeper into the region’s enthralling legacy.

Located at 100 East Main Street in Ventura. More on the Museum at venturamuseum.org.

Up to 89% Off Special Forces Paintball Package at Ambush Paintball and Airsoft Park in Moorpark

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Charging through fields of giant spools, over stacks of hay bales, staking out a junkyard, and through winding trenches is a daily occurrence at Ambush Paintball and Airsoft Park, 8643 Shekell Road, Moorpark. Seven scenario theme maps and a tournament-grade turf arena field spread over 20 acres give players of all skills levels a variety of combat zones on which to wage simulated warfare. The City pits players in an unforgiving, paint-or-be-painted war zone consisting of 32 buildings over 40,000 square feet without a protected crosswalk in sight.

Special Groupon affiliate deal at bit.ly/AmbushMP!

Choice of:

  • All-Day Special Forces Paintball Package for One

  • All-Day Special Forces Paintball Package for Two

  • All-Day Special Forces Paintball Package for Five

  • All-Day Special Forces Paintball Package for Ten

Each “Special Forces” package includes the following for each participant:

  • All-day entry to walk-on game

  • All-day gun rental (.68 Caliber Semi-Automatic, not the smaller .50 caliber)

  • Goggles with full face mask

  • Ammo-Belt to carry extra ammo

  • Protective vest

Must be 10 or older to play. Reservation required online. 24-hour cancellation notice required. All paintballs must be purchased at the park, outside paintballs are not allowed. Each player must purchase 500 paintballs for $20 and unlimited air refills for $5 at the paintball park.

 

Birthday Freebies at Eateries In and Around Ventura County

It's your birthday and no one has called to wish you happy birthday, you've received no cards in the mail and no one has even wished you happy birthday via Facebook! Well, not to worry, there are local eateries in Ventura County and adjacent areas that will give you something for FREE on your birthday. 

Some of these eateries require that you sign up in advance and receive a certificate via email while others let you come in, show your ID and partake. 

For a compilation of local area birthday freebies as well as restaurant rewards programs (where you can earn free food by signing up and/or repeat visits, click THIS LINK.