3rd Annual Heritage Halloween and Movie in the Park at Strathearn Park Simi Valley on October 19th

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3rd Annual Heritage Halloween and Movie in the Park at Strathearn Historical Park & Museum on October 19, 2019 from 5-9PM. Located at 137 Strathearn Place, Simi Valley.

Enjoy an old-fashioned Halloween with your young ones. Children can trick-or-treat at the historic structures around the park, participate in a costume parade and then stay for a movie in the park! ‘Hotel Transylvania 3’ will be shown.

Bring chairs to sit in to watch the movie. No canopies. Bring a picnic dinner, or purchase light refreshments. Admission is free!

Rain or winds will cancel event. Trick-or-treating while candy supplies last!

  • 5pm – 6pm Old time games

  • 6pm – 7pm Trick-or-treating

  • 7pm Costume parade

  • Dusk - Hotel Transylvania 3

www.rsrpd.org/events/heritage_halloween.php

"Creatures of the Night" Annual Halloween Event at Rancho Sierra Vista in Newbury Park on October 26th

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The National Park Service announces it annual “Creatures of the Night” family Halloween event at Rancho Sierra Vista in Newbury Park (parking lot accessed at Lynn Road and Via Goleta) on Saturday, October 26, 2019 from 5-9pm. Free event to include a ranger-led bat hike, scorpion hike and telescope stargazing as well as face painting and other family activities.

Note new location this year (it was Paramount Ranch, badly burned in the Woolsey Fire of 2018, was the previous location).

Free Crafts at Lakeshore Learning in Ventura on Saturdays

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Free crafts for kids ages 3 and up at Lakeshore Learning in Ventura on Saturdays from 11 am to 3 pm (updated 10/13/19):

10/19: Monster Pennants

10/26: Friendly Monsters

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

www.lakeshorelearning.com/stores/free-crafts

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"Boo at the Zoo" Event at America's Teaching Zoo in Moorpark, October 26-27, 2019

On October 26-27, 2019, America’s Teaching Zoo hosts its annual Boo At The Zoo event, featuring animal shows, face painting, trick-or-treating and more.

Make sure you wear your best costume for the parade and costume contest at 3 pm! The zoo is open 11am to 5pm. General admission is $8 for adults and $6 for children (3-12). Kids 2 and under are FREE.

Located at 7075 Campus Road, Moorpark. zoo.moorparkcollege.edu

www.moorparkcollege.edu/events/boo-at-the-zoo-2019

Trick or Treating at The Collection at RiverPark in Oxnard on Tuesday, October 29th

The Collection at RiverPark invites super heroes and witches of all ages to collect sweet treats, presented by Sunny Smiles Dentistry: Ventura, Santa Barbara & Oxnard . This annual trick-or-treat event will take place on Tuesday, October 29, 2019 from 5-7pm.

Presented by Sunny Smiles Dentistry for Children and Young Adults, families and friends can travel through The Collection with passport maps and visit participating merchants for either a trick or a treat. Attendees who complete their passport will be entered for a chance to win a spooktacular Collection grand prize.

To support deployed troops, Sunny Smiles Dentistry will be giving trick-or-treaters the chance to enjoy a few goodies and earn money by selling back the rest of their candy. Sunny Smiles Dentistry will be sending the buy-back Halloween candy overseas in appreciation for our troops’ service. The candy buy-back is $1/lb. of candy – up to 5 pounds per household.

RSVP as soon as possible as event will fill up quickly. Tickets are reserved for children only; one ticket per trick-or-treater.

Reserve tickets at www.eventbrite.com/e/2019-trick-or-treat-at-the-collection-at-riverpark-tickets-74841702547

7th Annual Ventura County Farm Day on Saturday, November 9, 2019

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Ventura County farms, ranches, nurseries and other agricultural operations, from organic to conventional, row crops to orchards, will open their doors to the public during the 7th Annual Ventura County Farm Day. On Saturday, November 9, visitors will experience a day of agricultural activities and meet the farmers who grow the food they eat. Farm Day is free and for all ages.

Farm Day tour hours are 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Every stop is unique, but all farms feature a number of activities such as educational tours and free produce samplings.

Participating ag operations include Reiter Affiliated Companies at Laguna Farms, Houweling’s Tomatoes in Camarillo, Agromin (organics recycler), Gill’s Onions in Oxnard, Limoneira Company in Santa Paula and Petty Ranch in Saticoy.

Ventura County Farm Day is organized by the nonprofit Students for Eco-Education and Agriculture (SEEAG). SEEAG’s mission is to help children understand the farm origins of their food and benefits of proper nutrition through classroom agricultural education and free farm field trips.

Farm Day Kickoff BBQ: Farm Day officially kicks off Thursday, November 7 with a pig roast at Topa Mountain Winery in Ojai. Beginning at 5:00 p.m., the public (ages 21 and over) can enjoy live music, farm-fresh food including locally grown produce, craft cocktails, beers and wines. Barbecue tickets are $95 per person (early entry VIP tickets are $150 each).

Ventura County Farm Day sponsors include Ventura County Coast, Farm Credit West, Brokaw Nursery, Al Lowe Construction and Ventura County Agricultural Association.

For more Farm Day information, a list of participating farms and barbecue ticket information, visit venturacountyfarmday.com or call 805-901-0213.

Upcoming Events and Activities at the Camarillo Public Library

The City of Camarillo Public Library is located at 4101 Las Posas Road and is open Monday through Thursday from 10 am to 9 pm and Friday through Sunday 10 am to 5 pm. It can be reached at 805.388.5222. The library hosts year-round free activities and programs for the general public, many of which will be highlighted right here (for a complete rundown, visit the library's website at www.camarillolibrary.org.

Upcoming Programs (prior events periodically removed):

Must See Movies (Tuesdays)

  • 10/1: Spider-Man: Into the SpiderVerse (PG) SPECIAL START TIME- 5:45pm

  • 10/8: Avengers: Endgame (PG) - note 5:30pm start time due to length of movie

  • 10/15: Dark Phoenix (PG-13): note 5:45pm start time

  • 10/22: Godzilla: King of the Monsters (PG-13) - note 5:45pm start time

Special Events / Programs for Adults

Bluegrass Gospel Music Sunday, September 29 2pm - 4pm - Old Time Country Bluegrass Gospel Music Association presents authentic old-time country, bluegrass, and gospel music as performed prior to the introduction of electric and percussion instruments. Join the library for a fun concert that features American folk of the past.

Children's Programs

Teen Programs (ages 12-17)

22nd Annual Underwood Family Farms Fall Harvest Festival, September 28 to October 31, 2019

Underwood Family Farms' 22nd Annual Fall Harvest Festival will take place September 28 to October 31, 2019.

Friends of the Farm Weekend is back September 28-29. There will be demonstrations including fire trucks, ambulances, tank type vehicle, bomb squad with their bomb robot, police car/motorcycle, search and rescue displays and much more. 

October 5-6 is Farm Country Weekend, complete with country and bluegrass music and a live-remote visit from local station KHAY. 

Antique Tractor Weekend is October 12-13 (10am-4pm) with antique tractors and a tractor parade!

October 19-20 is Western Weekend - from 11am - 3pm, there will be stunt ropers, a covered wagon, music, magic and much more! At 3:00, the cowboys ride off, but the festival continues until 6:00pm with music, games, rides, races and tons of family fun.

Saturday/Sunday October 26-27 is All About Pumpkins weekend, with live entertainment from 10:30-5:30. There will be demonstrations and displays of pumpkins, squash, and gourds as well as new and different ways to decorate them.
                                                                                                                                      
On the weekends, food vendors serve up Lions Club hot dogs, hamburgers, roasted corn on the cob, pie, Spencer MacKenzie's Mexican food, shave ice, kettle corn, cookies and much more. 

On hand for purchase will be varieties of gourds, winter squash, Indian corn, and other fall decorating accessories, as well as a large selection of pumpkin carving accessories. There will be acres and acres of pumpkins, country games and activities, pig races and great photo opportunities!

Festival hours are 9:00 am to 6:00 pm.

Ticket prices as follows:

$16.00 - Sept 28-29, Oct 5-6
$22.00 - Oct 12-13, 19-20, 26-27

$8.00 Mon-Fri (non-festival admission). Ages 2 and under are free.

Online tickets available in September:
$12.00 - in September for 1st 2 weekends ONLY
$14.00 - in October for first 2 weekends ONLY

Weekend admission includes a tractor-drawn wagon ride, corn maze, hay pyramids, Animal Center with Fun Hill, Craig's Chicken Show, Kids' Corral & play area plus live bands including themed weekend entertainment, animal show, pig races and much more.

More info at www.underwoodfamilyfarms.com/fall_harvest_festival.html.