2019 Camarillo Fiesta Association Fiesta & Street Fair, July 18-21

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The Camarillo Fiesta & Street Fair is a large community celebration in Old Town Camarillo along Ventura Boulevard planned for July 18-21, 2019. This event features carnival rides, food and crafts vendors, entertainment, car show, kids' activities, carnival rides and a beer and wine garden. We've been to this event a number of times and always enjoy the live music and carnival setting. The event is free to attend. Tickets for carnival rides for sale at the event.

Thursday, July 18th: Carnival Special Dollar Day 6-10PM (rides only $1 each this night only!)

Friday, July 19th 6-10pm: Dizdar Stage Entertainment, Beer and Wine Garden, Kids Fun Zone and Carnival

  • 6pm Ozzmania on Dizdar Stage

  • 8pm Fan Halen, Van Halen Tribute, on Dizdar Stage

Saturday, July 20th 10am to 8pm: Camarillo Street Fair, Live Music, Carnival, Kids Fun Zone, Motorcycle Show, etc.

  • 1:15pm Mini Driver on Dizdar Stage

  • 3:30pm Beatles Tribute on Dizdar Stage

  • 5:45pm Twisted Gypsy - Fleetwood Mac Tribute on Dizdar Stage

  • 8pm DSB Journey Tribute on Dizdar Stage

Sunday, July 21st: 10am to 8pm: Camarillo Street Fair, Live Music, Carnival, Kids Fun Zone, Motorcycle Show, etc.

  • 1:15pm Wanted, Bon Jovi Tribute on Dizdar Stage

  • 3:30pm Rod Stewart Tribute on Dizdar Stage

  • 5pm Led Zepagain, Zeppelin Tribute on Dizdar Stage

For more information and event details and shuttle schedule, visit www.CamarilloFiesta.com.

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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 (Thursdays at 6:30PM; doors open at 6:15PM)

  • 7/18: Fighting with my Family (PG-13)

  • 7/25: The Upside (PG-13)

  • 8/1: Captain Marvel (PG-13)

  • 8/8: Five Feet Apart (PG-13)

  • 8/15: Shazam! (PG-13)

  • 8/22: Best of Enemies (PG-13)

  • 8/29: Dumbo (PG)

Special Events / Programs for Adults

Camarillo State Hospital - Author Talk

Sunday, July 28, 2 - 3pm

Authors of Camarillo State Hospital, Evelyn S. Taylor and Mary E. Holt will talk about Camarillo State Hospital’s history beginning in 1936, and how it has achieved notoriety as one of two state

institutions that accommodated children and as the first state hospital to receive certification for treatment of the developmentally disabled. Book signing to follow.

A Path to Home Ownership

Thursday, Aug. 1, 6pm Conference Room - Join us for this educational workshop sponsored by The Area Housing Authority and The Camarillo Public Library. Learn about planning and budgeting to determine what you can afford with safe, responsible loan options. Call to reserve a seat (805) 480-9991 ext. 235.

Interactive Movie: : Grease (1978) [PG-13]

Saturday Aug. 3 from 2 - 4pm

Unleash your inner T-Bird or Pink Lady and experience the friendships, romances and adventures of a group of high school kids in the 1950s. Everyone is welcome to participate in the musical world of “Grease.” Audience members are encouraged to dress up in 1950’s style, sing-a-long to their favorite Grease tunes and call out the best lines from the movie. Don’t be square, we’ll see you there!

The Hopes and Hypes of Stem Cells in Medicine

Monday, Aug. 5, 6:30 - 8pm

Vigneshwari Easwar Kumar, CIRM Scholar and Graduate Student in Biotechnology, CSUCI will present a brief information session on Stem Cells and its applications in treating degenerative diseases and the various promises and hypes of stem cell research.

Rock Painting

Sunday, Aug. 11 from 2 - 4pm

Come paint rocks with us! Painting rocks allows you to get creative and is perfect for artists of all levels from beginner to expert. We can’t wait to see your rock masterpieces!

Maker Mondays

Mondays from 6:30 - 8pm

A craft project workshop for Adults and Teens! Crafty teens and adults can join us for a new craft each month!

Monday, July 8: Introduction to Pocket-Size Bookmaking

Monday, Aug. 12: Introduction to Hand Spinning (Make your own yarn!)

Beginning Ukulele Lesson with Ventura County Music Academy

Tuesday, Aug. 20 at 7pm

The ukulele offers an easy introduction to playing music that is approachable for any age. With just a quick introduction you can easily play a song or two! A limited number of ukuleles can be borrowed to play during the program! Spaces are limited. Please sign up on our calendar to reserve your seat.

RC Makes: Virtual Reality

Saturday, Aug. 24 at 3pm - RC Makes Presents an introduction into virtual reality where you will experience the new world of VR with an Occulus Rift.

Children's Programs

Wacky Wednesdays - 7/3 to 8/14 10am and 2pm in the Community Room:

7/17: Annie Banannie Balloon Fun

7/24: Flights of Fantasy Story Theatre

7/31: Noetworthy Puppets - The Three Little Pigs

8/7: California Joe Magic Show

8/14: David Cousin - World Record Juggler

Fri 8/2: 5-10PM - Free screening of The LEGO Movie 2: The Second Part at the Library Lawn - bring blanket, lawn chair and a snack. Food trucks on hand.

Teen Programs (ages 12-17)

Teen Movie Series on Tuesdays

7/16 2pm: The DUFF (PG-13)

7/23 2pm: Love, Simon (PG-13)

7/30 2pm: The Hate U Give (PG-13)

8/6 2pm: Every Day (PG-13)

8/13 2pm: Everything, Everything (PG-13)

Karaoke in the Library on Sat, 7/13 from 11am to 4pm in the Community Room.

2019 Out of the Darkness Community Walk to Fight Suicide on Saturday, September 14th

When you walk in the Out of the Darkness Walks, you join the effort with hundreds of thousands of people to raise awareness and funds that allow the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP) to invest in new research, create educational programs, advocate for public policy, and support survivors of suicide loss.

Thanks to Walkers and Donors like you, AFSP has been able to set a goal to reduce the annual suicide rate 20% by 2025.

There will be a 3k walk, bead ceremony, guest speakers and support/resources for those affected by Suicide. The walk is free, all walkers will be required to register online or in person 9/15 at 7:45am. The walk will take place on Saturday, September 14, 2019 from 9am to 12pm. Walkers may register at www.AFSP.org/VC.

6th Annual Coppers and Choppers Event in Camarillo on Saturday, September 14, 2019

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The Ventura County Sheriff's Foundation presents "Coppers and Choppers" free family event on Saturday, September 14, 2019 from 11am to 3pm at the Ventura County Sheriff's Dept Air Unit, 375 Durley Ave, Ste A, Camarillo. Event features deputies, K-9 units and up close viewing of squad cars, helicopters, search and rescue vehicles and more. Visit vcsheriffsfoundation.org/event/2019-coppers-and-choppers for more information.

Thousand Oaks Philharmonic Presents Opus 55 on July 12 in Camarillo and July 14 in Thousand Oaks

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The Thousand Oaks Philharmonic will feature performances with 8 soloists at its OPUS 55 concert on Friday July 12th at 7:30 PM at the United Methodist Church in Camarillo and Sunday July 14th at 2:30 PM at the Scherr Forum Theatre at the Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Center (TOPAC). Come hear these local young talented musicians perform in concertos as soloists with the Thousand Oaks Philharmonic with music by various composers including Mozart, Mendelssohn, Bruch, and Rachmaninoff.

For ticket info visit www.tophil.org or for Sunday’s performance call TOPAC (805)449-2775.

About Thousand Oaks Philharmonic
The "TO Phil" provides opportunities for young artists in Ventura County and surrounding areas to perform with a professional orchestra in front of a live audience as well as offer educational and culturally enriching experiences for the communities it serves.
The soloists for the Opus concerts are chosen each year from the Appassionata Educational program audition.

To learn more about the Thousand Oaks Philharmonic, please visit www.tophil.org
or www.facebook.com/TOPhilharmonic/

39th Annual Wings Over Camarillo Airshow on August 17 & 18, 2019

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The Camarillo Wings Association will host this year's "Wings Over Camarillo" Air Show with support from volunteers from the Southern California Wing of the Commemorative Air Force, EAA Chapter 723 and the Ventura County 99s. Presented by California Aeronautical University.

This year's event is planned for August 17 and 18, 2019 at the Camarillo Airport. Gates open at 9am and close at 5pm. Aerial performance from noon to approximately 4pm.

This year’s airshow includes aerobatic performances from classic warbirds from the CAF, military aircraft, experimental aircraft, antique cars and motorcycles, War Veteran's Tent, WWII re-enactment camp, helicopter and airplane rides, VIP Chalet tent, as well as a variety of food and street vendors. 

General admission $25 per day for adults, $15 for active military, $10 for youth 6 to 12. Under 6 free.

Visit www.wingsovercamarillo.com for more information and to purchase tickets.

New in 2019:

The Wings Over Camarillo Airshow has historically been about warbirds, aviation history, veterans, cool aircraft, cool cars and an awesome air show – a fun day for SoCal residents, aviation lovers and families. The STEM Pavilion sponsored by California Lutheran University highlights what is new in aviation and aerospace and other Science, Technology, Engineering and Math fields. It a place to see Drones and UAVs fly, see robotics in action, build a lego airport, learn how airplanes fly and fold and test fly your own paper airplane. Come take flight with kidSTREAM Children’s Museum! KidSTREAM is Ventura County’s emerging children’s museum. Children and their grown-ups are invited to create all sorts of flying objects to test fly in kidSTREAM’s “flight lab”.

2019 Bee and Butterfly Day at Pleasant Valley Historical Society Botanical Garden in Camarillo on Sunday, July 14th

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The Pleasant Valley Historical Society (PVHS) hosts "Bee and Butterfly Day" to welcome butterflies and California native bees to its Botanical Garden.  The public is invited to this free family-friendly event on Sunday, July 14 from 1 - 4 PM at 720 Las Posas Road, Camarillo

Anna D. Howell, an entomologist working in the local agricultural industry, will speak about bees. Anna earned her M.S. degree from the University of Arizona and has done research in the Sonoran Desert focused on conservation biology and the behavior of native bees. She has developed pollinator training for the National Parks Service, planted pollinator gardens for the Fish and Wildlife Service, and has consulted with organic farms on planting hedgerows.

For more information, call: (805) 482-3660 or visit www.pvhsonline.org.