2019 Big Brothers Big Sisters of Ventura County Golf Classic in Somis on April 29th

LA Kings Team Ambassador Bob Miller to Host

Big Brother Big Sisters of Ventura County Golf Classic 2019

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Ventura County (BBSVC) is excited to welcome hockey Hall of Famer and “Voice of the Kings” announcer Bob Miller as the celebrated host and keynote speaker for its 46th annual Golf Classic, presented by Select Workforce Specialists. The event, to be held Monday, April 29, 2019, at The Saticoy Club in Somis, California, helps deliver the funds necessary to support 1,500 local youth who are facing adversity.

“I am extremely honored and excited to be the celebrity host for the Big Brothers Big Sisters Golf Classic,” says Miller. “Now more than ever these youngsters need help and mentoring to realize their potential leading to a successful career in life. Positive reinforcement and guidance are so essential to our youth, especially these days, and I thank everyone who will be participating in this event.”

“[Big Brothers Big Sisters of Ventura County] is in good hands with Bob Miller, he’ll be a great host!” said Vince Ferragamo, who hosted the tournament in 2017 and 2018, in a video to the agency and friends.

A day of play at the private 18-hole championship golf course, will be followed by evening festivities including dinner, live & silent auctions, and so much more. BBSVC is honored to have Bob Miller support BBSVC’s efforts. Funds generated go towards growth and professional support of BBSVC’s one-to-one mentoring and school site programs throughout the county.

The agency welcomes back its returning event sponsors, including long time Title Sponsor, Select Workforce Specialists. A complete list of sponsors can be viewed at bbsvc.org/golf. Those interested in sponsoring or participating in the Golf Classic, are asked to contact Rene’ Solem at 805-603-4938 or visit www.bbsvc.org/golf for more information.

About Big Brothers Big Sisters of Ventura County

Big Brothers Big Sisters (BBSVC) has been helping youth in Ventura County and neighboring communities realize their potential for over 45 years. Facilitating more than 1,500 one-to-one mentoring relationships annually, BBSVC is committed to bringing this life-changing program to every child who needs it. BBSVC is an independent 501(c)3 nonprofit organization that depends on private donors for 75% of its funding. To donate, become a mentor, or learn more, please call 805-484-2282 or visit www.bbsvc.org

27th Annual Orchard to Ocean 10K and 5K Cross Country Runs and 1 Mile Run/Walk on March 16, 2019

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The 27th Annual Orchard to Ocean 10K and 5K Cross Country Runs and and 1 Mile Fun Run/Walk benefiting Carpinteria and Summerland public schools is planned for March 16, 2019, rain or shine. Located at 5201 8th St, Carpinteria. Picturesque course through Carpinteria, downhill to the beautiful Carpinteria bluffs, overlooking the Pacific.

Visit www.carpeducationfoundation.org for more information and sign up at raceroster.com/events/2019/21689/the-27th-annual-orchard-2-ocean-o2o-5k-10k-and-1-mile-fun-run.

Rotary Club of Camarillo 36th Annual Magic Show on Saturday, March 16, 2019

The Rotary Club of Camarillo presents its 36th Annual Magic Show at the Theater on High Street in Moorpark on March 16, 2019.  There will be two performances - 3 pm and 7:30 pm. 

Six great performers from the Magic Castle will be there, including

  • Paul Dwork - The Magic of Merlin

  • Eric Buss - MC and Comedian

  • Ivan Pecel - Master of Juggling

  • Danny Cole - Illusionist & Quick Change

  • Joseph Tran - Magic, Illusions & Comedy

  • Naathan Phan - “Magic Asian Man”

Tickets are available for $40 at Merlin's Magic, 699 Mobil Ave, Camarillo, or call 805-388-7669, or email paul@magicmagicmagic.com.  Seating is limited.  Proceeds will benefit local charities through the Camarillo Rotary Foundation, a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization.

Rotary is a worldwide volunteer organization with more than 1.2 million members in 200 countries.  Rotarians provide humanitarian services and build goodwill and peace in communities around the world.  For more information, see www.rotary.org.

Ronald McDonald House Charities Walk for Kids Ventura on Sunday, April 7, 2019

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Ronald McDonald House Charities Walk for Kids Ventura is planned for April 7, 2019 at San Buenaventura State Beach, 901 San Pedro Street, Ventura.

Walk for Kids is a fun, family-friendly 5K walk along the promenade at San Buenaventura State Beach. All proceeds from the event will benefit the future Ronald McDonald Family Room at Ventura County Medical Center.

Form a team or walk as an individual - $25 registration fee, Kids under 18 free - all registered walkers receive a free t-shirt. Schedule: 7am registration, 8:30am program, 9am walk begins, 11am walk ends.

Learn more and sign up at walkforkids.org/ventura.

17th Annual Margarita Mixoff in Thousand Oaks on Thursday, April 25, 2019

The 18th Annual Margarita Mixoff presented by Soroptimist International of the Conejo is planned for Thursday, April 25, 2019 at Los Robles Greens in Thousand Oaks from 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m.  Tickets are $45 in advance and $50 at the event. Admission gets you tickets to taste margaritas and appetizers. Beer, wine and soft drinks included. Adults only event.

Soroptimist International of the Conejo is a non-profit 501(c)(3) volunteer organization that raises funds to help provide services for women and girls in the Conejo Valley and around the world.  The Soroptimist mission is “improving the lives of women and girls in the local community and throughout the world enabling them to take control of their lives and live their dreams.”

Visit www.siconejo.org for more information or to purchase tickets directly at www.siconejo.org/?page_id=1130.

Los Robles Greens is located at 299 South Moorpark Road, Thousand Oaks.

805 Wine & Brew Festival at the Los Robles Greens in Thousand Oaks on May 10, 2019


The Conejo Simi Moorpark Association of REALTORS (CSMAR) and the CSMAR Public Benefit Foundation invite you to their 805 Wine & Brew Festival, a philanthropic wine and beer event being held at the beautiful Los Robles Greens in Thousand Oaks, on Friday, May 10. 2019 from 5-9PM.

Wine and beer tastings will be offered by local wineries and breweries accompanied by food prepared by the chef at Los Robles Greens. The event will also include art and craft vendors, a silent raffle and live music.

805 Wine & Brew Fest will feature unlimited samples of craft beer, wine and delicious small bites catered by Los Robles Greens.

Proceeds from the event support local organizations and students.

Location: The Gardens at Los Robles Greens, 299 South Moorpark Road, Thousand Oaks


Red Cross Ventura County Operation Ride for the Red on May 18, 2019


The American Red Cross of Ventura County, a leading humanitarian organization with nearly 600 volunteers, announces the kickoff of its third annual Operation: Ride for the Red cycling event. The ride will take place on Saturday, May 18, 2019 and all proceeds will support the organization, which helps members of the military, veterans, and their families prepare for, cope with and respond to the challenges of military service. The 2019 event will be hosted by an Olympic gold medal-winning cyclist Steve Hegg.

There will be three rides going through Ventura County, a century (100 miles) starting at 6:30 a.m., a metric century (about 62 miles) starting at 9:30 a.m. and a half metric century (30 miles) starting at 10:00 a.m. Each registered rider will receive a rider bag with several free items. All active and retired veterans will ride for free.

In order to sustain the cyclists through the ride, there will be a free breakfast prior to the start of each ride as well as eight rest stops along the routes that will have water, energy drinks and bars, and first aid available. Lunch and live entertainment will also be provided from noon to 3 p.m.

Event participants are also encouraged to reach out to friends, family and supporters to help raise additional funds for the Red Cross Service to the Armed Forces (SAF) program.

“Each time we participate in Operation: Ride for the Red, I’m overjoyed by how the community comes together to support such a worthy cause,” said Ken Bauer, ride event director for Operation: Ride for the Red. “It’s such a fun way to bring the community together to raise support for the military, veterans and their families. We owe a big thanks to our sponsors for allowing the Red Cross to host this ride year after year.”

The Red Cross is able to help local military families thanks to the generosity of donors who support the SAF program. This year’s Operation: Ride for Red sponsors include California Resources Corporation (CRC), Wells Fargo, Premier America Credit Union, and Capital Insurance Group (CIG), in addition to many generous in-kind donors.

Operation: Ride for the Red was created by passionate, local volunteers eager to share the story and history of the Red Cross SAF program. Since 9/11, the Red Cross has served more than one million military families, and it is the only military service organization that supports military families from the day they enlist through their time as a veteran. 

Register to ride, make a donation, or learn more about sponsorship opportunities at www.redcross.org/local/california/central-california/about-us/news-and-events/events/operation-ride-for-the-red.html

About The American Red Cross

The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides emotional support to victims of disasters; supplies about 40 percent of the nation’s blood; teaches skills that save lives; provides international humanitarian aid; and supports military members and their families. The Red Cross is a not-for-profit organization that depends on volunteers and the generosity of the American public to perform its mission. For more information, please visit www.redcross.org/local/california/central.