2019 Relay for Life of Oxnard at Oxnard High School on Saturday, June 22

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One day. One night. One community. One Fight. Relay For Life is a life-changing event that brings together more than 3.5 million people- to celebrate the lives of those who have battled cancer; remember loved ones lost to the disease; and fight back against a disease that takes too much. By participating, you honor cancer survivors, pay tribute to the lives we've lost to the disease, and raise money to help fight cancer here in your community.

Starts at 9 a.m. on Saturday, June 22, 2019 at Oxnard High School, 3400 W. Gonzales Road.

www.relayforlife.org/oxnardca

8th Annual OakHeart Country Music Festival in Thousand Oaks on Saturday, June 1, 2019

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The Rotary Club of Westlake Village hosts the 8th Annual OakHeart Country Music Festival at Conejo Creek Park South, Thousand Oaks on Saturday, June 1. 2019 from 1PM to 10PM. Tickets available as of 12/5/18.

Featuring:

BIG & RICH • RUSSELL DICKERSON • DANIELLE BRADBERY • A THOUSAND HORSES • GETHEN JENKINS • WILLIE JONES • TREVOR HOLMS • ALICE WALLACE • JUST DAVE BAND • AARON PAX TAYLOR • JAKE PARR • ERIN COSGROVE • PAIGE PEEL • EMILY COALE • LYLA JOYCE

Two stages, 11 artists, full bar area, two beer gardens, food trucks, vendors, kids' area, game/activities and line dancing all day. Buy tickets and learn more at www.OakHeartCMF.com. Kids 12 and under free.

Conejo Food & Wine Festival in Thousand Oaks on Sunday, June 23, 2019

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The Conejo Food & Wine Fest is planned for Sunday, June 23, 2019 from 1:30-5:30pm on the grounds of St. Paschal Baylon School, 155 East Janss Road, Thousand Oaks. Open to everyone 21 years and older! Enjoy gourmet food from local restaurants and the finest selections from participating wineries. Visit www.conejofoodandwine.com to learn more and to purchase tickets.

18th 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.

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

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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.

2019 Tower 2 Tower Stair Climb Fundraiser in Oxnard on Saturday, June 1st

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The Tower 2 Tower Stair Climb Hosted By Oxnard Fire Explorer Post 9244 is planned for Saturday, June 1, 2019 at Topa Financial Plaza Towers, 300 East Esplanade Drive, Oxnard. Check in starts at 9 am. Start by running up then back down the stairs in the 14-story City National Bank tower. Head out and cross the parking lot through a series of obstacles (obstacles are optional). This course will lead you to the larger Morgan Stanley tower. Enter the north stairs then race up 22 flights. Water will be available every seven floors and on the rooftop. Exit to the roof, cross the finish line, then take a moment to enjoy the spectacular view and to revel in your run.

50 floors, 1,089 stairs, 500 feet!

Post race, join your family and friends at Public Safety Day. Demos will be ongoing from Fire and Police Departments, K9s and other public safety teams from the county.  Enjoy music and food with the entire family. Food trucks on hand until 3pm.

Register at www.active.com/oxnard-ca/climbing/tower-2-tower-stair-climb-2019.

26th Annual Casa Pacifica Angels Wine, Food & Brew Festival in Camarillo on June 2, 2019

The 26th Annual Casa Pacifica Angels Wine, Food & Brew Festival will be held Sunday, June 2, 2019 from 1-5pm at CSU Channel Islands in Camarillo. Admission to the event includes samplings from restaurants, wineries, breweries, caterers, bakeries, specialty shops, coffee and tea vendors, among others from Northern California to the Conejo Valley, as well as continuous entertainment throughout the day and a large silent auction.

All proceeds from the Wine & Food Festival will go to Casa Pacifica Centers for Children and Families – the largest nonprofit provider of children’s mental health services in Ventura and Santa Barbara Counties whose mission is to provide hope and help to abused, neglected, or at-risk children. 

Tickets for the event can be purchased online at www.eventbrite.com/e/2019-casa-pacifica-angels-wine-food-brew-festival-tickets-55603035175 . Event usually sells out.

Casa Pacifica Centers for Children and Families is a crisis-care and residential treatment facility for abused, neglected, or at-risk children in Ventura and Santa Barbara counties. The agency is the largest non-profit provider of children’s mental health services in both counties and along with its campus-based programs administers a number of community-based programs which are designed with the intent to strengthen families and keep children in their homes. For more information about Casa Pacifica visit its website www.casapacifica.org or call the Development Department at (805) 445-7800.