6th Annual Autism Society of Ventura County Aut2Run Event on Sunday, April 29, 2018

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The Autism Society of Ventura County hosts its 6th Annual charity “Aut2Run!” race at California State University Channel Islands on Sunday, April 29, 2018. The event features a 10K trail run at 7:00 am, 5K Run/Walk at 8:30 am, 15K "Hero Run" (10K and 5K combined!) and a Fun-K at 10:30 am. Open to competitive runners, casual walkers, families & the community. Learn more and register at www.aut2run.org. Sign up early!

NEW: The 911 Run is a FREE registration category exclusively for Emergency First Responders (Police/Sheriff, Fire, and EMTs) who live or work in Ventura County. At registration, you will choose between the 5K, 10K Trail Race, or the 15K Hero Run.

Proceeds benefit the Autism Society of Ventura County. ASVC is a local chapter of the national Autism Society, a 501c3 not-for-profit organization whose mission is to improve the lives of all affected by Autism. ASVC was founded in 1994 by local parents and educators to provide support groups, community events, information and resources to families and individuals on the Autism Spectrum.

"My Father's Dragon" Family Show at Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza on Sat, January 20th

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Embark on an adventure with My Father’s Dragon at the Bank of America Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza, Fred Kavli Theatre, Saturday, January 20, 2018 at 2:00 p.m.

Based on Ruth Stiles Gannett’s beloved, award-winning and best-selling Dragon trilogy, Enchantment Theatre Company’s My Father’s Dragon features talking animals, flying dragons and buried treasure! Elmer sets off on a daring adventure to rescue a baby dragon being held captive by the ferocious animals of Wild Island. With pluck and ingenuity Elmer makes his way to the island, outwits the wild animals and saves Boris, the dragon. But can they find their way back home? Using life-size puppets, expressive masks, magical scenic effects and original music, Enchantment brings to life this remarkable tale that reminds us all that we are never too young to make a difference.

The Enchantment Theatre Company awakens imaginations of every age with its whimsical telling of new and classic fables, myths and legends. For this production, they bring to vivid life a story that has been honored by Newbery and the American Library Association, named among the top 100 books for children by the School Library Journal, and is celebrating its 70th anniversary of publication in 2018. With “delightfully logical nonsense, appealing characters, and irrepressible humor,” (the New York Times), the production is a tale of derring-do and laughter, too. 

Single tickets are priced at $29-$19 with group discounts available. Tickets are available from Ticketmaster at 800-745-3000, online at www.ticketmaster.com (or more specifically, THIS LINK) or through the Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza Box Office, located at 2100 Thousand Oaks Boulevard. For more information call 805-449-ARTS (2787) or visit www.civicartsplaza.com.

Underwater Parks Day Festival at Sea Center in Santa Barbara on Saturday, January 20, 2018

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Celebrate the biodiversity and abundance of animals living in Marine Protected Areas. Dive into the world of marine science with our interactive activities and ocean-themed crafts. Underwater Parks Day at Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History Sea Center on Stearns Wharf. 10am to 3pm on Saturday, January 20, 2018.

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Ventura County's 32nd Annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Celebration in Oxnard on January 15, 2018

The 2018 Ventura County Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration is Monday, January 16th and will start at 8 a.m. with a gathering at Plaza Park, 500 South C Street in Downtown Oxnard, followed by a "Freedom March" to the Oxnard Performing Arts Center (OPAC), 800 Hobson Way.

Then at the OPAC is the Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Observance program that starts at 9am, featuring Ron Hasson, President of the Beverly Hills/Hollywood NAACP as keynote speaker. Refreshments will be served after the program. Admission $7 online or at the door.

Learn more at www.mlkventuracounty.com.

6th Annual Ojai Half Marathon, 5K and 10K on Sunday, April 29, 2018

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The 6th Annual Ojai Half Marathon, 5K and 10K is planned for Sunday, April 29, 2018. This is a one loop course along the Ojai bike trail and Lake Casitas.  A rolling hills course that has something for everyone.  Half marathon starts at 8 a.m. at Mira Monte Middle School at 1216 Loma Drive. More information and register at www.ojaihalfmarathon.com.

35th Annual California Strawberry Festival in Oxnard Set For Weekend of May 19-20, 2018

The 35th Anniversary California Strawberry Festival will be held at Strawberry Meadows of College Park, 3250 South Rose Avenue, Oxnard, on Saturday and Sunday, May 19 and 20, 2018.

Festivalgoers can taste strawberry treats from dozens of food and drink vendors and take part in strawberry pie eating contests, strawberry relays, strawberry tart tosses and other free contests. An estimated 1.5 million strawberries will be consumed at the festival. The two days also feature a vendor marketplace, live music on two outdoor stages, carnival, cooking demonstrations and kids' rides and entertainment at their own Strawberryland. Since its inception, the California Strawberry Festival has donated over $4.5 million to southern California charitable organizations. Free shuttle service to the festival is available ($10 to park onsite).

General admission is $12, seniors 62+ are $8 and children ages 5-12 are $5. Kids 4 and under are free. Active military and dependents with ID are $8.

Event is 10 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. each day. Save gas and $10 parking fee by parking at the Camarillo Premium Outlets and taking the free Strawberry Shuttle to the event. Visit www.strawberry-fest.org for more information or call 888.288.9242. Tickets available online or at the gate.

26th Annual Community Conscience Mardi Gras Ball at Hyatt Westlake Village on March 3, 2018

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Community Conscience is pleased to announce that its 26th Annual Mardi Gras Ball will be held on Saturday, March 3, at the Hyatt Regency Westlake Village Hotel. Mark your calendar now and plan to join in the festivities.

This annual signature event helps support the Under One Roof Human Services Center where 13 local non-profits are housed–rent-free.

For more information about purchasing tickets, hosting a table, or becoming a sponsor, please contact Marlene MacAulay at 805 494-3543 or email info@communityconscience.org.

Location: Hyatt Regency Westlake Village Hotel, 880 S Westlake Blvd, Westlake Village

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