32nd Annual Music Under the Stars at Olivas Adobe in Ventura, July 13 to August 31, 2019

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The City of Ventura Cultural Affairs Division presents the 32nd year of the popular Music Under the Stars series, Saturday nights beginning July 13th through August 31st. Performances run from 7:30 to 9:30 pm outdoors at the historic Olivas Adobe, 4200 Olivas Park Drive, near Ventura Harbor. Concerts start at 7:30 pm & gates open at 6:30 pm for dining. Visit www.cityofventura.net/mus for more information and tickets or call 805.658.4726. Tickets are $20. Optional table reservations are tickets plus $20.

Dine, dance & delight to great performances at Ventura’s most historic party site! Put on your dancing shoes and enjoy nine Saturday nights of summer magic “dancing with the stars” on a majestic wooden ballroom floor. Bring your own dinner or purchase it from a gourmet food truck on site. Full beverage service on hand.

Upcoming performers:

  • 7/13: British Beat (British Invasion Tribute Band) SOLD OUT

  • 7/20: Sound Effect (R&B, Soul, Pop, Funk, Rock and Jazz)

  • 7/27: Rodeo Drive (Country Rock)

  • 8/3: Four Lads from Liverpool (Beatles tribute)

  • 8/10: Identity Theft SOLD OUT

  • 8/17: Blue Breeze Band SOLD OUT

  • 8/24: Savor SOLD OUT

Memorial Day Services at Ivy Lawn Memorial Park in Ventura on Monday, May 27, 2019

Memorial Day Services open to the public on Monday, May 27, 2019 at Ivy Lawn Memorial Park, 5400 Valentine Road, Ventura at 10am.

Program to include an invocation, pledge of allegiance, welcome/introduction, keynote speaker (Captain Jeff Chism from Naval Base Ventura County), nationial anthem, honor guard rifle salute, flag raising, Gold Coast Pipe Band, Taps, benediction and flyover.

www.ivylawn.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/Ivy-Lawn-Memorial-Day-Prgrm.pdf

2019 Summer Movie Clubhouse at Century Riverpark 16 at The Collection in Oxnard

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Summer Movie Clubhouse! Ten weeks of fun films for kids at Century Riverpark at The Collection in Oxnard, 2766 Seaglass Way, Oxnard on Monday mornings at 9:45 am., June 17 to August 19, 2019. ll films rated G or PG.

All 10 movies can be purchased in advance for only $5! Or $1 per show at the box office.  Same price for parents and children. Visit www.cinemark.com/summer-movie-clubhouse for more information or call 805.988.6083

  • June 17: Dr. Seuss’ The Grinch

  • June 24: How to Train Your Dragon

  • July 1: Smallfoot

  • July 8: Kung Fu Panda

  • July 15: The LEGO Movie

  • July 22: The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water

  • July 29: Sherlock Gnomes

  • August 5: Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation

  • August 12: Despicable Me 3

  • August 19: Peter Rabbit

Learn more and buy tickets at www.cinemark.com/summer-movie-clubhouse

Amgen Tour of California Cycling Stage Race May 12-18, 2019, Including Ventura on May 16

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The Amgen Tour of California organizers today announced the 13 Host Cities selected for the 14th edition of America’s premier professional cycling stage race set for May 12-18, 2019. Throughout seven stages over seven days, the world’s elite cyclists will contest more than 750 miles of roadways, highways and coastlines from Sacramento to Pasadena.

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The Amgen Tour of California Women's Race empowered with SRAM, showcasing the world’s best women cyclists, will run concurrently May 16-18, covering upwards of 180 miles over three stages. Owned and presented by AEG, both races conclude with same-day finishes in Pasadena, a veteran overall finish city.

The annual Amgen Tour of California carries the distinction of being the only U.S. men’s and women’s races on the UCI WorldTour calendar. With seven new courses between them, the event’s legacy as an international platform for both men’s and women’s racing will hold special significance this year as Olympic hopefuls gear up for Tokyo 2020.

2019 RACE SCHEDULE

DATE | MEN

Sun., May 12  -  Stage 1: Sacramento
Mon., May 13  -  Stage 2: Rancho Cordova to South Lake Tahoe
Tues., May 14  -  Stage 3: Stockton to Morgan Hill
Wed., May 15  -  Stage 4: WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca to Morro Bay
Thurs., May 16  -  Stage: 5 Pismo Beach to Ventura
Fri., May 17  -  Stage 6: Ontario to Mt. Baldy
Sat., May 18  -  Stage 7: Santa Clarita to Pasadena

DATE | WOMEN

Thurs., May 16  -  Stage 1: Ventura
Fri., May 17  -  Stage 2: Ontario to Mt. Baldy
Sat., May 18  -  Stage 3: Santa Clarita to Pasadena

**Courses subject to change

The Amgen Tour of California and the Amgen Women's Race empowered with SRAM are Tour de France-style cycling road races created and presented by AEG. Running concurrently, the races challenge the world's top professional cycling teams to compete along demanding courses that traverse hundreds of miles of California's iconic highways, byways and coastlines each spring. The teams chosen to participate have included Olympic medalists, Tour de France contenders and World Champions and award important, world-ranking points to the top finishers. For more information visit the Amgen Tour of California on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, YouTube or www.amgentourofcalifornia.com.

The final nine miles of Men’s Stage 5 in Ventura

Men’s Stage 5 on Thursday, May 16th Details

  • Starts in Pismo Beach at 10 am on Pomeroy Ave

  • Total distance 136.4 miles

  • Finishes in Ventura at anticipated time of 3:43 pm on Shoreline Drive

  • The final approximately 9 miles are as follows:

    • From Casitas Vista Road, the course turns right onto Ventura Ave

    • Left onto Kellogg St

    • Right onto Cedar St

    • Left onto Ferro Dr

    • Right onto Brakey Rd

    • Right onto Summit Dr

    • Left onto Poli St

    • Right onto Hemlock St

    • Left onto Thompson Blvd

    • Right onto San Jon Rd

    • Right onto Harbor Blvd

    • Left onto Figueroa St to the finish on Shoreline Dr

Women’s Stage 1 on Thursday, May 16th Details

  • Starts in Ventura at 12:10 pm

  • Distance 60 miles

  • Ends in Ventura at anticipated time of 2:56 pm.

  • The women’s race will follow the men’s race finish in reverse and will finish in the same order as the men’s race.

Upcoming Free Events and Programs at the E.P. Foster Library in Ventura

Here is a compilation of selected upcoming planned events at the E.P. Foster Library. All events are free and open to the public. The Library is located in Historic Downtown Ventura, 651 East Main Street, Ventura. (805) 648-2716 www.vencolibrary.org/locations/ep-foster-library.

Adult Programs & Special Events

A California Native Plant Society Lecture

6/18 Tuesday @ 7-9pM

Please join us for an interesting and enlightening lecture series presented by the California Native Plant Society, Channel Islands Chapter. See you in the Topping Room!

Virtual Reality

6/4, 11, 18, & 25 Tuesdays @ 3:30-5:30pm

Tuesdays @ 3:30-5:30pm on the 2nd Floor. Explore the virtual world with these different gaming VR platforms during Summer Reading :Samsung Gear VR, Oculus Go, Oculus Rift, and HTC Vive. All VR Platforms are for ages 13 and up including adults.

Makerspace Open Workshop

6/18 &25 Tuesdays and 6/19& 26 Wednesdays @ 3-6pm

For All Ages, kids, teen, adult. Free, drop-ins welcome, no prior experience needed. Try out the New Maker Menu!

Ongoing Events

Poetry Open Mic Night

6/6, 13, 20, & 27 Thursdays @ 7:30-9pm

On these Thursday nights, come join this group of writers as they meet in the Topping Room to share their work.

Ukulele Jam Session

6/10, & 24 Mondays @ 7-10pm

Locals gather to play the ukulele on the 2nd and 4th Monday of the month.

Chess Around the Corner

6/1, 8, 15, 22, & 29 Saturdays @ 11am-4pm

Calling all chess players! Keep your skills sharp with this one-hour, drop-in session of free play. Boards will be set up and ready to go. Bring your best moves!

Children’s Events

Summer Reading Shows

Christopher T. Magician

6/20 Thursday @ 11am

Jim Cogan Storyteller

6/27 Thursday @ 11am

For 25 years Jim Cogan has been inspiring and motivating children to jump into the joy of reading through a wealth of oral tales told in language rhythms that tout positive values and highlight heroic actions in an endless stream of exciting adventures.

Sub Zero Science

6/29 Saturday @ 3pm

Sub Zero will be a performing a delicious science show. One free ice cream ticket will be given out to the first 50 kids & teens.

Early Literacy Class

6/4, 11, 18, & 25 Tuesdays &

6/5, 12, 19, & 26 Wednesdays @ 10:30am

A great way to introduce your child to early literacy and the library. Join us every week for stories, poems, music, movement, a simple craft, and fun!

Lego play

6/4, 11, 18, & 25 Tuesdays @ 3-5pm

6/1, 8, 15, 22, & 29 Saturdays @ 10am-4pm

Build, Learn, and Play! Bring your imagination and experiment with creative designs. Children of all ages welcome!

Monday Craft Madness

6/3, 10, 17, & 24 Mondays @ 10am-6pm

Drop-in craft table!

Paws for Reading

6/1, 8, 15, 22, & 29 Saturdays @ 12-1pm

Read aloud to registered therapy dogs. A reading program designed to help improve a child’s reading skills. For additional information or to schedule an appointment, call 805-648-2716 & ask for the 2nd Floor Service Desk.

Teen Happenings

Gaming Daze

6/18 &25 Tuesdays @3:30-5:30pm

Play the Wii U & Other Gaming Systems during, the Oculus Rift VR (ages 13+), and some board games on the second floor. For Kids & Teens. Space: The blower pillar in the Makerspace.

STEAM Boxes

6/17& 24 Mondays @4-5:30pm

Try out a Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and/or Math challenge. Each week will have a new and exciting challenge.

Virtual Reality

6/4, 11, 18, & 25 Tuesdays @ 3:30-5:30pm

Tuesdays @ 3:30-5:30pm on the 2nd Floor. Explore the virtual world with these different gaming VR platforms during Summer Reading:Samsung Gear VR, Oculus Go, Oculus Rift, and HTC Vive. All VR Platforms are for ages 13 and up including adults.

3D Printing Club

6/5, 12, 19, & 26 Wednesdays @ 4-5pm

Explore this emerging technology through hands-on experiences! Discover new skills through design-based problem solving, and connect with others in a collaborative and positive learning environment.
Age Group: Tweens, Teens

Makerspace Open Workshop

6/18 &25 Tuesdays and 6/19& 26 Wednesdays @ 3-6pm
For All Ages, kids, teen, adult. Free, drop-ins welcome, no prior experience needed. Try out the New Maker Menu!

Fairy Tales in the Park Throughout Ventura County in May to September 2019

Fairy Tales in the Park is a series of free, live theatrical performances geared towards children ages 3 to 10. John and Roxanne Diesel co-founded Gypsies in a Trunk, an all-volunteer troupe of actors performing free fairy tales for the young and young at heart. The troupe’s love of children’s theatre has led them to perform every May through September since 1995 throughout Ventura County.

The troupe's goal is to create an environment where families can introduce live theatre to their children in a casual setting at the right price – free! All Fairy Tales in the Park performances are held outdoors in a variety of venues and is always free of charge, though the players pass the hat to help cover costuming and travel costs, donations are always voluntary.

Most venues do not have shade, so sunscreen and hats are appropriate. Bring water, juice, snacks, picnics. Blankets and low-slung chairs are recommended. Please leave doggies at home (not that they don't love them). The shows are designed to run approximately 45 minutes, which coincides with the attention span of the target age group, 3-10 year olds.

2019 LINEUP

  • Rapunzel Meets Spider-Man

  • Jack and the Beanstalk

  • Robyn Hood

  • Snow White in Neverland

  • The Snow Queen: A Frozen Adventure

LOCATIONS

Simi Valley (Shows at 4pm): Rancho Simi Community Park Amphitheatre, 1765 Royal Ave (except 8/3 performance at Rancho Tapo Community Park, 3700 Avenida Simi, Simi Valley)

  • 5/4: Rapunzel Meets Spiderman

  • 6/1: Jack and the Beanstalk

  • 7/6: Robyn Hood

  • 8/3: Snow White in Neverland

  • 9/7: The Snow Queen: A Frozen Adventure

Westlake Village (Shows at 11:30am): Foxfield Park, 31965 Foxfield Dr. (Lakeview Canyon & Lindero)

  • 5/4: Rapunzel Meets Spiderman

  • 6/1: Jack and the Beanstalk

  • 7/6: Robyn Hood

  • 8/3: Snow White in Neverland

  • 9/7: The Snow Queen: A Frozen Adventure

Camarillo (Shows at 11:30am): Valle Lindo Park, 889 Aileen St

  • 5/11: Rapunzel Meets Spiderman

  • 6/8: Jack and the Beanstalk

  • 7/13: Robyn Hood

  • 8/10: Snow White in Neverland

  • 9/14: The Snow Queen: A Frozen Adventure

Ventura (Shows at 4pm): Barranca Vista Park, 7050 Ralston. (Johnson & Ralston)

  • 5/11: Rapunzel Meets Spiderman

  • 6/8: Jack and the Beanstalk

  • 7/13: Robyn Hood

  • 8/10: Snow White in Neverland

  • 9/14: The Snow Queen: A Frozen Adventure

Channel Islands Harbor (Shows at 2pm): Harbor View Park (Between Marine Emporium Landing & Port Royal Restaurant, near 3600 Harbor Blvd

  • 5/5: Rapunzel Meets Spiderman

  • 6/2: Jack and the Beanstalk

  • 7/7: Robyn Hood

  • 8/4: Snow White in Neverland

  • 9/1: The Snow Queen: A Frozen Adventure

Visit www.fairytalesinthepark.com for more information.

Ventura 4th of July Street Fair and 44nd Annual Children's Pushem-Pullem Parade

The 44th Annual City of Ventura 4th of July Street Fair on Thursday, July 4, 2019 extends along Main Street from Fir Street to Ventura Avenue as well as side streets Chestnut, Oak and California interspersed with six stages of entertainment and free shuttle bus service from the Ventura County Government Center to the Street Fair. 

The event covers seven blocks of Main Street and several side streets filled with over 200 fine artists, crafters, nonprofit organizations and food booths, as well as continuous live entertainment. Open 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. The event is free to the public.

Kids Zone at Mission Park includes rides, inflatables and a Ventura Fire Department fire engine!

A free shuttle service to the event from the Ventura County Government Center is available from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. Last shuttle leaving the Street Fair is at 5 p.m. Theme for this year's event is "We have liftoff!" in honor of the 50th anniversary of NASA’s Apollo Program.

The 44th Annual Children’s Pushem - Pullem Parade at 9:30 a.m. is sponsored by the East Ventura Rotary Club.  Assemble at Cemetery Park at Main and Crimea Streets at 9 a.m.  The parade proceeds down Main Street to Fir Street at 9:30 a.m.

More information and applications for vendor and food booths at www.cityofventura.ca.gov/676/Street-Fair or call 805.654.7749 for more information.