35th Annual Ventura County Coastal Cleanup Day is Saturday, September 21, 2019

Ventura County Coastal Cleanup Day
September 21, 2019

The mission of the Ventura Countywide Coalition for Coastal and Inland Waterways is 'Promoting clean & healthier beaches, rivers and creeks, throughout Ventura County.

Be one of 60,000 people to take part in the upcoming 35th Annual California Coastal Cleanup Day! Volunteers will remove debris from the coast, creeks, rivers, lakes and shorelines all around California protecting wildlife from harm while taking care of our environment.

To volunteer, visit www.vccoastcleanup.org and pick a site to help clean up at over 20 sites in Ventura County. Print and sign the waiver form and show up at your chosen site at 9 a.m.

Reminder: If you are a student needing volunteer service hours, Coastal Cleanup Day is a great way to get your hours and help the environment at the same time!

14th Annual IHOP National Pancake Day on Tuesday, March 12, 2019

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On Tuesday, March 12, 2019 IHOP restaurants nationwide will celebrate National Pancake Day from 7 am to 7 pm and will offer each guest a free short stack of buttermilk pancakes. In return, IHOP will ask guests to consider donating what they would have paid for the pancakes or more to Children's Miracle Network, Shriners Hospitals for Children and the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. IHOP has raised nearly $30 million for charity through this event since 2006!

The free pancakes are limited to one free short stack per guest. Dine in only. More information at www.ihoppancakeday.com.

Local area IHOP locations in Newbury Park, Agoura Hills, Camarillo, Oxnard, Port Hueneme, Fillmore and Ventura.

6th Annual Ventura County Farm Day on Saturday, November 3, 2018

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Ventura County farms will open their doors to the pubic during the 6th Annual Ventura County Farm Day.

On Saturday, November 3, visitors will create their own itinerary to experience a day of agricultural activities and meet the farmers who grow the food they eat. Farm Day is free to attend, and tour hours are from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Farm Day visitors travel at their own pace since they drive themselves to the farms they select. Each farm is unique, but all feature a number of activities such as conducting educational tours and offering free produce samples.

New this year, Farm Day will officially kick off the night before, Friday, November 2, with a "Farm-to-Table" barbecue at Oxnard Historic Farm Park. From 5 p.m. to 10 p.m., the public can enjoy live music by Mark David, farm-fresh food prepared by celebrated chef Tim Kilcoyne, locally produced craft cocktails, beers and wines, and kids’ activities. 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 through classroom agricultural and nutrition education and free farm field trips. For more Farm Day information, a list of participating farms and barbecue ticket information, visit venturacountyfarmday.com or call 805-901-0213.

Ventura County Serve Day on May 12, 2018

Serve Day is a day designated for churches, businesses, and agencies to serve together across Ventura County. ACTION finds needs within our communities and helps match volunteers to local projects. In 2017, 1,850 volunteers served with us in over 500 projects at transitional living centers, mobile home parks, schools and homeless shelters in their neighborhoods.

Save the Date… Serve Day is coming to Simi Valley Saturday, May 5th and countywide Saturday, May 12th! Learn more at actionvc.org/serve-day-2018.