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9/28/14

 

Mariaemma Willis, M.S.

Co-Founder

Learning Success Institute in Ventura

Food for Learning

805-648-1739

www.learningsuccesscoach.com

www.mariaemmawillis.com

 

 

Jacob Broyles

Community Services Coordinator 

City of Agoura Hills 

Reyes Adobe Days needs volunteers

(818) 597-7323 

dconlin@ci.agoura-hills.ca.us

 

 

Steven J. Dwyer

Executive Director

Habitat for Humanity of Ventura County

2nd Annual Habitat for Humanity of Ventura County “Hearts & Hammers” Dinner and Auction 

Oct 4, 6 – 10p

Santa Paula Agriculture Museum

926 Railroad Avenue, Santa Paula

(805) 485-6065, x200 

www.2014heartsandhammers.eventbrite.com 

www.habitatventura.org

 

 

 

Ron Wallace

Publisher

edible Ojai & Ventura County Magazine

Fall Issue out now

www.edibleventuracounty.com 

www.edibleojai.com

 


 

Lisa Carey

the 25th Annual Harvest Festival® Original Art & Craft Show

Oct 3-5 at Seaside Park, Ventura County Fairgrounds

Fri & Sat 10a - 6p, Sun 10a - 5p 

Adults: $9, Seniors (62+) $7, Youths (13-17) $4, Kids 12 and under are free 

800-346-1212

www.harvestfestival.com 

 

 

 

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Jim Messina

“An Evening with Jim Messina with Rusty Young Sittin’ In.” 

Oct 11 at Libbey Bowl, Ojai

Benefits Community Memorial Health System construction projects

http://messinaatthebowl.org/jim-and-rusty.html 

http://messinaatthebowl.org/about.html 

 

 

Shelley Savren 

Founder Curator 

Oxnard College Literature & Arts & Lecture Series 

English Prof Emertius 

Published Poet 

Wednesdays from 1 to 2p beginning Sept 24

Oxnard College Performing Arts building, 

on the southwest corner of Rose Ave and Campus Rd

Free

ssavren@vcccd.edu  

www.vcccd.edu

 

 

Jeff Kuyper

Executive Director

Los Padres ForestWatch 

Wilderness 50 Celebrations and Hikes

805-6174610

www.LPFW.org 


 

 

Ivor Davis

Long Time Ventura Resident

Author:“The Beatles and Me on Tour”

Speaking at the Ojai Film Society’s 

Screening of “A Hard Day’s Night” 

Sat, Sept 27 at Libbey Bowl 

www.ivordavisbeatles.com

www.ojaifilmsociety.org 

 

 

 

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Lisa Kelly 

Ventura Mural Artist

Santa to the Sea marathon seeks sponsors

for the mural

www.lisakelly.com

www.santatothesea.com

 

 

Jason Scheurer

Energy Coach

emPower 

Home Energy Dinner Workshop 

Tues, Sept 23, 5:30 – 7p

Roger Jones Community Center, 2868 Jourdan Street in Oxnard 

FREE

(805) 654-3834 

www.emPowerSBC.org/events  

 

Mariaemma Willis, M.S. 

Co-Founder

Learning Success Institute in Ventura

Helping parents help their kids not stress Common Core Math

805-648-1739

www.learningsuccesscoach.com

www.mariaemmawillis.com

 

 

Pastor Jim Duran

Board Member

The City Center in Ventura

Needs your financial help

www.thecitycenter.com

 

 

Jim Messina

“An Evening with Jim Messina with Rusty Young Sittin’ In.” 

Oct 11 at Libbey Bowl, Ojai

Benefits Community Memorial Health System construction projects

http://messinaatthebowl.org/jim-and-rusty.html 

http://messinaatthebowl.org/about.html  

 

 

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Taylor Kasch 

Artistic Director 

Flying H Group Theatre Company

“The Mo***rf**er with the Hat”

Opens Sept 12

www.flyinghgroup.com

 

 

Daphne Phung

Founder and Executive Director

California Against Slavery 

SB 1165 clears both houses, 

will push sex abuse, sex trafficking education to CA schools

www.CaliforniaAgainstSlavery.org

 

 

Richard Williams 

Chair 

11th Annual Thousand Oaks Arts Festival
Sept 20 and 21

T.O. Civic Arts Plaza Park

www.toartsfestival.com

 

 

Carol Chapman 

Program Manager 

READ Ventura County Library

Adult Literacy Awareness Day 

Sept 13  noon 4p at EP Foster Library

805-677-7159

www.vencolibrary.org

 

 

Charles Roark

event coordinator 

Ventura Vintage Rods Harbor Run 24

Sept. 14 at Harborview Park in Channel Islands Harbor

8a - 3p

 

www.venturavintagerods.org

 

08/31/14
Valarie Chapman 
Events Coordinator 
Kayo Matsumoto, MFTI
Cancer Support Community Valley/Ventura/Santa 
Breast Cancer Outreach Programs
(805) 379-4777 
www.cancersupportvvsb.org
Steve Fleischli 
Senior Attorney and Program Director 
Water Program 
Natural Resource Defense Council
Santa Monica office
Green infrastructure techniques 
www.nrdc.org/water/pollution/rooftopsii
Mariaemma Willis, M.S.
Co-Founder
Learning Success Institute in Ventura
Back to School Learning Styles
805-648-1739
www.learningsuccesscoach.com
www.mariaemmawillis.com
Jim Berns
Registered Ortho-Bionomy Advanced Instructor & Senior Practitioner
Certified Massage Therapist
www.objimberns.com
"The body's self defense mechanism: using it to eliminate pain”
Free Lecture on Friday, Sept 5 at E.P. Foster Library
(805) 850-0198
www.justbeinghealthy.info
Paula Cornell
President 
For The Troops 
the 9/11 Heroes Run 
Sept 7 Agoura Hills 
(805) 306-0830 
www.ForTheTroops.org

08/31/14

 

Valarie Chapman

Events Coordinator

Kayo Matsumoto, MFTI

Cancer Support Community Valley/Ventura/Santa 

Breast Cancer Outreach Programs

(805) 379-4777 

www.cancersupportvvsb.org

 

 

Steve Fleischli 

Senior Attorney and Program Director 

Water Program 

Natural Resource Defense Council

Santa Monica office

Green infrastructure techniques 

www.nrdc.org/water/pollution/rooftopsii

 

 

Mariaemma Willis, M.S.

Co-Founder

Learning Success Institute in Ventura

Back to School Learning Styles

805-648-1739

www.learningsuccesscoach.com

www.mariaemmawillis.com

 

 

Jim Berns 

Registered Ortho-Bionomy Advanced Instructor & Senior Practitioner

Certified Massage Therapist

www.objimberns.com

"The body's self defense mechanism: using it to eliminate pain”

Free Lecture on Friday, Sept 5 at E.P. Foster Library

(805) 850-0198

www.justbeinghealthy.info

 

 

Paula Cornell

President 

For The Troops 

the 9/11 Heroes Run 

Sept 7 Agoura Hills 

(805) 306-0830 

www.ForTheTroops.org

 

 

 

8/24/14 

 

Tom Green

Comedian

www.tomgreen.com

  

 

Rachel Scott

Marketing and Community Outreach Coordinator

emPower

Rachel.Scott@ventura.org 

Central Coast home energy efficiency program

Camarillo Homeowner Workshop 

Aug 26th at the Camarillo Public Library

Free 

805-654-3834

www.empowersbc.org

 

 

Norbert Tan, MBA

Executive Director

Ventura College Foundation

Helping Ventura College students w/high cost of textbooks 

www.venturacollege.edu

www.facebook.com/VCFoundation

 

 

Esther Bleuel, MA, MFT, MDR

Founder and President 

Tough Talk Coach

Westlake Village

www.toughtalkcoach.com

 

 

Dean Adams

Director

Ventura Jazz Orchestra

Big Band Dance

Sat., Aug 30 at Poinsettia Pavillion

805-648-1143

www.theventurajazzorchestra.com

 

 

8/17/14  

Best of

 

8/10/14

Best Of

 

8/3/14

 

Valarie Chapman 

Special Events Coordinator

Art Connolly 

Member of Speakers’ Bureau

Cancer Support Community Valley/Ventura/Santa 

Cups of Courage( a fun outreach activity for breast cancer survivors), Holiday Homes Tour, and Paint the Town Pink 

(805) 379-4777 

www.cancersupportvvsb.org

 

 

 

Mariaemma Willis, M.S.

Co-Founder

Learning Success Institute in Ventura

"There Are Only 4 Types of Jobs in the Whole World" by Lou Adler

https://www.linkedin.com/today/post/article/20130502173937-15454-there-are-only-four-jobs-in-the-whole-world-are-you-in-the-right-one

805-648-1739

www.learningsuccesscoach.com

www.mariaemmawillis.com

 

  

Charles O. Green 

Chief, Outreach | Office of Communications 

VA Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System (VAGLAHS) 

Open House for Veterans at Community Based Outpatient Clinic (CBOC) 

Aug. 5, 2014 Bakersfield CBOC, 1801 Westwind Drive, 93301 

Aug. 13, 2014 Santa Maria CBOC, 1550 East Main Street, 93454 Aug. 20, 2014 Los Angeles Ambulatory Care Center, 351 E. Temple Street, Los Angeles, 90012 

Aug. 27, 2014 Sepulveda Ambulatory Care Center, 16111 Plummer Street, North Hills, 91343 

424-645–9865

www.losangeles.va.gov 

 

 

 

Kim O'Neil 

Exec Dir. 

Amanda Hood 

Campaign Coordinator 

Project SAFER 

"Be the DD" campaign 

805.276.6352 

www.betheDD.com

www.projectsafer.org 

 

kim@projectsafer.org

info@projectsafer.com

 

 

 

Harry Wayne "KC" Casey

KC & The Sunshine Band

Aug 7 at Chumash Casino 

www.heykcsb.com

 


072814


>>City Of Ventura Holding Dirty-Car Contest

(Ventura, CA) -- The city of Ventura is issuing a challenge to residents; skip washing their vehicles during July in an effort to spur water conservation. Residents are encouraged to post photos of their dirty cars on Ventura Water's Facebook page at facebook.com/venturawater. A prize will be awarded to the picture with the most "likes" by July 30th. The prize has yet to be announced.

California is facing one of the worst droughts in its history, and Ventura's water supplies have diminished as a result. The challenge is inspired by the statewide water conservation campaign Save Our Water, which aims to increase awareness about the state's water shortage.

Mariaemma Willis, M.S.
Co-Founder
Learning Success Institute in Ventura
Online Learning - is it for everybody?
805-648-1739
www.learningsuccesscoach.com
www.mariaemmawillis.com


Colleen Gulbranson
Past Pres.
Meadowlark Service League
Taste of Camarillo Food and Wine Festival
Sun 7/26 1 - 4p
Camarillo Ranch
www.tasteofcamarillo.com


Eric Bergh
Manager of Resources
Calleguas MWD
805-579-7128
www.calleguas.com
www.bewaterwise.com


Clarissa Black
Founder and Program Director
Ron Lydick
Chapter Director
Ventura County
Pets for Vets
805-553-0782
ventura-ca@pets-for-vets.com
www.pets-for-vets.com

 

7/20/14

Garo Manjikian
Legislative Advocate
CALPIRG
Overuse of antibiotics on farms
916-448-4516
www.calpirg.org/anitbiotics



Graywolf
Phil Walleystack Strong- Fusing Aboriginal Australian and contemporary arts through song and dance.
Chumash Indian Museum
3290 Lang Ranch Parkway, Thousand Oaks
July 26, 7 - 10p
www.chumashindianmuseum.com/whatsnew.htm

 


Cynthia Killion
Managing Director and Co-owner
Flying H Group Theatre Company
Ventura 
"The Exit Interview"
July 25th through Aug 17th
Fri and Sat 8p, Sun 4p
Flying H Group Theatre Company, 6368 Bristol Rd., Ventura, CA (between Johnson and Victoria)
805-901-0005
www.flyinghgroup.com

 

Rachel Shur
Cancer Survivor Extraordinaire
Founder of UCAAN
a 501(c)3 nonprofit
United Cancer Advocacy Action Network
Closing the "GAP"
ucaanorg@yahoo.com 
www.ucaan.org

 


7/13/14

Erin Antrim
Director of Program Services
Interim Chef Professional Officer
Cody Bowen
Teen Director
Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Oxnard and Port Hueneme (BGCOP)
Alberto Lemus
John Heath
Oxnard essay contest winners serve as official U.S. Flag Bearers at
the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil
www.positiveplace4kids.org 

 

Debbie Sipe
Executive Director /CEO
California Assn of RV Parks & Campgrounds and
Camp-California Marketing
So Cal's Best Beach Campgrounds
www.Camp-California.com

 

Dr. Prashant Verma
specializes in allergy and immunology
"Adverse Food Reactions:
ALLERGY OR INTOLERANCE? "
Tues, July 15
6 - 8p Nichols Auditorium, 8th Floor
Community Memorial Hospital
147 N. Brent St., Ventura
For reservations to this
FREE seminar call 800/838-3006
or visit www.cmhshealth.org/rsvp.

 

Ellen Linder
Executive Director and Founder
United Parents
Hiring for Parent Partner Position
Informational Sessions
805-384-1555
www.unitedparents.org/
www.facebook.com/unitedparentsorg

 

Donny Caccamise
Co-Host
"Horsepower for an Hour" on KVTA
Summer Car Care tips
www.horsepowerforanhour.com
http://ireport.cnn.com/docs/DOC-1151280

 

7/6/14


Craig Shoemaker
"The Lovemaster"
His new book on dealing with grief:
"Lovemaster'd"
www.CraigShoemaker.com

 

Tara Diller
Director of Animal Services
Ventura County Animal Services VCAS
Pet adoption specials to alleviate shelter overcrowding
www.vcas.us

 

Glenn Pomeroy
CEO
California Earthquake Authority (CEA)
Earthquake Insurance: Are you covered?
www.CaliforniaRocks.com

 

Jody Tompkins
VP of Programs
Cancer Support Community Valley/Ventura/Santa
Cancer Support on Vacation
(805) 379-4777
www.cancersupportvvsb.org

 

Rigo Vargas
Public Health Director
Ventura County Public Health
First public health department in California
to earn national accreditation status from
the Public Health Accreditation Board
www.vchca.org/public-health

 

6/28/14


Jesse N. Marquez
Founder & Exec Dir
The Coalition For A Safe Environment (CFASE)
LA public hearing scheduled July 16 on
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency proposed
new regulations for oil refineries
Comment period begins June 30th. 
The EPA will be holding public hearings on
the refineries rule on July 16, 2014, at
Banning’s Landing Community Center, 100 E. Water Street,
Wilmington, California 90744, and on
August 5, 2014, at the Alvin D. Baggett Recreation Building,
1302 Keene Street, Galena Park, Texas, 77547.
The hearings will start at 9 and end at 8:00 with a lunch
break from 12:00-1:00 and a dinner break from 5:00-6:00.
jnm4ej@yahoo.com
www.federalregister.gov/public-inspection
www.earthjustice.org

 

Assemblymember Das Williams
(D – Santa Barbara)
37th District
AB 2284 BATTERY RECYCLING
District Office:
 89 South California Street
 Suite F
 Ventura, CA 93001
 805-641-3700
www.asm.ca.gov/Williams

 

John Hunt
CEO
CompuVision and Vision Communications
Tips on Protecting your Small/Medium/Large
Business or Nonprofit from Data Breaches
www.compuvision.com

 

Ron Wallace
Publisher
edible Ojai & Ventura County
Summer Edition out now
www.edibleventuracounty.com
www.edibleojai.com


6/22/14

 

Oatley Kidder
Art Chair
The Ojai Art Center
“Jammin” at the AC"
Summer concert series
June 22nd and continues every Sunday from 6 to 9 pm
ojaiartcenter.org

 

Steven P. Brown
Gold Coast Transit
General Manager
Trip Planning Now Available on Google Maps
www.goldcoasttransit.org
www.google.com/transit

 

K. Edward Lynch
Ventura videographer
Helen Wyers
Conejo Valley Chapter of the DAR
Coordinator
Veterans' History Project
To share your story email
Helen Wyers at genbug2@verizon.net
To be a videographer call
Ed Lynch at 822-4785

www.loc.gov/vets
Youtube VHP video excerpts
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FDljDjC3umQ
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H3OhTUjEMXw

 

Mariaemma Willis, M.S.
Co-Founder
Learning Success Institute in Ventura
Exploring "major" ideas this summer
805-648-1739
www.learningsuccesscoach.com
www.mariaemmawillis.com

 

Chelsee Warneke
 truth® tour rider
Sun, June 22
11a - 6p at Seaside Park
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nz_48u_Ijjo
on Twitter: @truthpr


6/15/14 "Best Of"


Cheryl Moore
Executive Director
The Workforce Investment Board of Ventura County (WIB)
VC Jobs With A Future Program
www.VCJobswithafuture.org

 

Officer Jacob Jundef
Oxnard Police Explorer Post 9286 is
currently recruiting for Explorers
jacob.jundef@Oxnardpd.org
www.oxnardpd.org/prevention/programdetails.asp?OpdProID=11

 

Sinead Chilton
Press Contact
School on Wheels
Needs to recruit and train volunteers
805.641.1678
www.schoolonwheels.org

 

Roxanne Diesel
Co-founder/Artistic Director
Gypsies in a Trunk
Fairy Tales in the Park
Free performances this summer
www.fairytalesinthepark.com

 

Tara Diller
Director of Animal Services
Ventura County Animal Services VCAS
Pet adoption specials to alleviate overcrowding
www.vcas.us

 

Mariaemma Willis, M.S.
Co-Founder
Learning Success Institute in Ventura
Let kids be kids this summer
805-648-1739
www.learningsuccesscoach.com
www.mariaemmawillis.com

 

6/8/14

NOAA facebook share
Heading to the beach soon? When going in for
a swim, be alert to the signs of rip
currents. Don't get dragged out to sea!

Here's a great VIDEO that puts it all in your
visual perspective and gives you a couple
easy tips on how to "Break the Grip of the Rip"
and escape from a rip current: http://bit.ly/MqUse2

Your first line of defense is to read the surf forecast
BEFORE you head to the beach.  NOAA's National Weather
Service is your first stop for this critical safety information:
http://www.ripcurrents.noaa.gov/forecasts.shtml

 *And remember: Your chances of surviving a rip current --
or any other beach-related hazard -- are greatly increased if you're
swimming off a beach staffed by lifeguards.


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Alan Semsar
Event Organizer
Rock Against Trafficking
The 8th Annual Calabasas Malibu Wine & Food Festival
June 20 - 21
www.malibufoodandwinefestival.com

 

Dr. Neda Heidari
Neurologist
"Tremors: Parkinson’s, Essential Tremors,
and Their Effect on Live"
Tues, June 17
6 - 8p Nichols Auditorium, 8th Floor
Community Memorial Hospital
147 N. Brent St., Ventura
For reservations to this
FREE seminar call 800/906-6093
or www.cmhshealth.org/rsvp.

 

Erin Antrim
Director of Program Services
Boys and Girls Clubs of Greater Oxnard and Port Hueneme
Summer Camp programs start June 20
(805) 815-4999
www.bgcop.org/daycamp

 


Mariaemma Willis, M.S.
Co-Founder
Learning Success Institute in Ventura
Learning styles and chores
805-648-1739
www.learningsuccesscoach.com
www.mariaemmawillis.com

 


Britt Ehringer
Tacos@Midnight, the SoCal Experience
June 14 – July 13, 2014
galerie102
102 W. Matilija St., Ojai,  
www.galerie102.com

 

Hannah Haskins
Ambassador/Events Planner
Dishcrawl
Dishcrawl comes to Ventura
June 25th from 7-9:30p - Downtown Ventura
Discount code to kvta listeners: kvta
That code will discount tickets 20%
www.Dishcrawl.com/ventura

 


6/1/2014

 

Jody Tompkins, MA, LMFT
VP of Programs
Cancer Support Community Valley/Ventura/Santa Barbara
Cindy Rakowitz
Board Member
Fitness and cancer
805-379-4777
www.CancersupportVvsb.org

 

Stan Mantooth
Ventura County Superintendent of Schools
Ventura County’s Teacher of the Year is
Charles Blackstock Junior High School’s Lizabeth Hoppe
www.vcoe.org

 

Ms. Terry Madden
International Award-Winning
Ventura County Author
Book signing
Ventura Barnes & Noble
Sat, June 7th from 2 - 4p
www.WritersOfTheFuture.com

 

Jerry Leckie 
Docent Training Chair
Channel Islands Maritime Museum
Docent Training Classes begin June 24
jleckie@cimmvc.org
Channel Islands Maritime Museum
3900 Bluefin Circle, Oxnard
805-984-6260
www.cimmvc.org

 

Tara Diller
Director of Animal Services
Ventura County Animal Services VCAS
Pet adoption specials to alleviate overcrowding
www.vcas.us

 

5/18/14

Official Voter Information Guide
www.sos.ca.gov

 

Lisa Carey
Event Coordinator
The 31st Annual California Strawberry Festival
May 17 - 18
www.strawberry-fest.org
facebook.com/CaliforniaStrawberryFestival

 

Nancy Maxson
Event Chair and
Coordinator, Health and Prevention Programs
Ventura Unified School District
9th Annual Summerfest
May 31st 9a - 2p FREE!
www.vep4vusd.org

 

 
Debbie Sipe
Executive Director /CEO
California Assn of RV Parks & Campgrounds and
Camp-California Marketing
Memorial Day getaways
www.Camp-California.com

 


Thomas Sanders
portrait photographer
Jesse Zamudio
executive director
Belmont Village Senior Living
May 21, AMERICAN HEROES: PORTRAITS OF SERVICE
featuring the photos of WWII veterans/Thousand Oaks
805-496-9301
www.belmontvillage.com

 

Teri Mettala
Exec Dir.
The Ojai Art Center
37th Annual Art in the Park
May 24th and 25th, 10a - 5p
Libby Park, downtown Ojai
Free
75th Anniversary Event
June 1, 1 - 4p, tickets $75
113 So. Montgomery St., Ojai
805-646-0117
www.ojaiartcenter.org



5/11/14


Official Voter Information Guide
www.sos.ca.gov

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Sen. Hannah-Beth Jackson
Performing at the
Rubicon Theatre
16th Not Your Typical Season "Love, Loss, and What I Wore"
Saturday, April 16 - Sunday, May 18, 2014
(805) 667-2900
www.RubiconTheatre.org

 

Larry Willett
Chair 
SCORE Ventura
Annual Small Business EXPO
“Targeting Your Business Success”  
Mon, May 19 at VCOE Conference Center
5100 Adolfo Road, Camarillo, CA
805-204-6022
email: info@scoreventura.org
www.ventura.score.org

 

Lisa Carey
Event Coordinator
The 31st Annual California Strawberry Festival
May 17 - 18
www.strawberry-fest.org
facebook.com/CaliforniaStrawberryFestival

 

Steve Dwyer
Executive Director
Habitat for Humanity of Ventura County
accepting applications for full-time service
opportunities through AmeriCorps
(805) 485-6065
www.habitatventura.org   

 

Mariaemma Willis, M.S.
Co-Founder
Learning Success Institute in Ventura
Learning Styles for Adults
805-648-1739
www.learningsuccesscoach.com
www.mariaemmawillis.com

 

Lou Rogers
Elder
Bikers For Christ
Ventura County Chapter
www.bfcvc.org


5/3/14

 

Valarie Chapman
Events Coordinator
Revlon Walk Run for Women
May 10th in LA
Cancer Support Community Valley/Ventura/Santa Barbara
530 Hampshire Road
Westlake Village
805-379-4777
www.CancerSupportVvsb.org

 

Christine Sztukowski
Investment Advisor
Independent Capital Management,Inc.
Teaching Children About Finances
May 13th 6 - 7:30p at the Tower Club
RSVP at 805-484-1011
www.ICMCamarillo.com

 

Brooke Novak
Manager of Volunteer & Program Development
Ventura County Animal Services
The 1st Annual "Putts Fore Paws" Golf Tournament
and Charity Fundraiser
Mon, June 23 at Spanish Hills Country Club
All Net proceeds will benefit the
Camarillo Animal Shelter, a 501(c)3
(805) 388-4345
www.facebook.com/VCAnimalServices
www.vcas.us
www.puttsforepaws.org/

 

Siobain M Horan, M.D.
Thoracic Surgeon
Alicia Zaragoza RN, NP, CBPN-C
Oncology Nurse Navigator
Oncology Nurse Practitioner
Cancer program at St. John's Hospitals
Dignity Health
St. John’s Regional Medical Center
St. John’s Pleasant Valley Hospital
Lung Cancer Screenings
risk assessment:  www.stjohnshealth.org/lung
video: www.stjohnshealth.org/Medical_Services/Cancer_Care/lung_cancer
1-877-771-LUNG (5864)

 

Judy Collins
The Ventura Music Festival
20th anniversary season, “Festivo!”
Sunday, May 4, 2014 at 7 pm
Ventura High School Theatre
805-648-3146
www.venturamusicfestival.org

 

4/27/14

Ben DeWitt
Race Director
Ed Wehan
Ventura Education Partnership
Clif Bar Mountains2Beach Marathon
May 25th
www.mountains2beachmarathon.com

 

Tom Mathews, Jr.
"Tom da Wine Guy"
Ventura Author
"Zamboni: P.I. by Default"
Book Signing Barnes & Noble Ventura May 10

 

Mariaemma Willis, M.S.
Co-Founder
Learning Success Institute in Ventura
Don't stress over college
805-648-1739
www.learningsuccesscoach.com
www.mariaemmawillis.com

 


John Adams
Practitioner,teacher of Christian Science
Speaker
"Oh Boy, What Do I Do Now?"
Prayer That Heals series
Fri., May 2, at 7p.at Foster Library in Ventura
www.PrayerThatHeals.org

 

Roxanne Diesel
Co-founder/Artistic Director
Gypsies in a Trunk
Fairy Tales in the Park
Free performances this summer
www.fairytalesinthepark.com

 


4/20/14


John Garder
Budget and Appropriations Legislative Representative
National Parks Conservation Association (NPCA)
Fiscal Support for our National Parks
#KeepParksFunded
www.NPCA.org

 

Sinead Chilton
Press Contact
School on Wheels
Needs to recruit and train volunteers
805.641.1678
www.schoolonwheels.org

 

Beverly Kelley
President
Friends of the Port Hueneme Library  
Annual Meeting 
Mayor Jon Sharkey
“Report from DC:  Lobbying for Port Hueneme”
Alan Ferentz, master ukulele player S
unday May 4, 2014 from 2:00 to 4:00PM
510 Park Avenue, Port Hueneme
For information call 805 488-0363

 

Toni Guy
Chair 2008 - 2014
Ventura Earth Day Eco Fest
Sat, Apr 26 from 10a - 5p
Ventura's Seaside/Promenade Park and Surfer’s Point Boardwalk
www.venturaearthday.org


4/13/14


Todd S. Purdum
contributing editor at Vanity Fair
senior writer at Politico 
"AN IDEA WHOSE TIME HAS COME: Two Presidents,
Two Parties, and the Battle for the
Civil Rights Act of 1964” (Henry Holt
and Company/on sale: April 1, $30.00).
www.vanityfair.com/contributors/todd-s-purdum


 
Jerry Beckerman
Founder, CEO
Segue Career Mentors
Empowering, inspiring, and motivating youth
to explore, choose, and act on their life path
a 501(c)3 nonprofit
805-643-3444
www.SegueProgram.org
www.speakinclass.org

 

Ron Wallace
Publisher
Edible Ojai & Ventura County Magazine
Spring Edition is out now
www.edibleventuracounty.com
www.edibleojai.com

 

Rachel Shur
Cancer Survivor Extraordinaire
Founder of UCAAN
United Cancer Advocacy Action Network
a 501(c)3 nonprofit
Dance 4 Life
May 25th
ucaanorg@yahoo.com 
www.ucaan.org

 

Boy Scout Troop 504
Ojai
Annual Pancake Breakfast fundraiser
April 26 6:30a - 12:30p
Chapparal Auditorium, Ojai
www.ojaiumc.org
www.rotaryojaiwest.org

 

4/6/14


Karen Eckhardt
VP Communications & Development
Cancer Support Community Valley/Ventura/Santa Barbara
Laurie Peterson
Evening of Hope Gala Chair
(805) 379-4777
www.cancersupportvvsb.org

 

 
Maripat Davis
Founder & President
All For Love Animal Rescue
501c3
(805) 405-6333
www.AllForLoveAnimalRescue.org
facebook.com/AllforLoveAnimalRescue

 

Robin Woodworth
Director of Development & External Affairs
Museum of Ventura County
Spring Appeal
805 653-0323
http://venturamuseum.org/donate-now/

 

Sandy Nirenberg
President/CEO
Camarillo Hospice
18th annual Camarillo Hospice Spring Garden Tour
$20 in advance and $25 the day of the Tour
805-389-6870
www.camarillohospice.org



3/30/14

Hannah Haskins
Ambassador/Events Planner
Dishcrawl
Dishcrawl comes to Ventura
April 9th, 7p - Downtown Ventura 
 
Discount code to kvta listeners: kvta
That code will discount tickets 15%
www.Dishcrawl.com/ventura

 

Mariaemma Willis, M.S.
Co-Founder
Learning Success Institute in Ventura
Reading Out Loud
805-648-1739
www.learningsuccesscoach.com
www.mariaemmawillis.com

 

Rakesh Bahadur
Kite Man
Fesival Founder
Santa Barbara Kite Festival
Apr13 from 11a -4p
SB City College West Campus
www.sbkitefest.com


Steven J. Dwyer
Executive Director
Habitat for Humanity of Ventura County
Ground breaking for New 8-Home Development in Santa Paula
805-485-6065
www.habitatventura.org

 

Oxnard Police Chief Jeri Williams
Judge
Lisa Carey
Event Publicity
Berry Blast Off Recipe Contest
CA Strawberry Festival
Deadline for submissions is noon on April 11th
www.strawberry-fest.org

 

3/23/14


March 23 - 29 is National Tsunami Prep Week
http://nthmp.tsunami.gov/tpw/tsunami-preparedness-week.html

 

Benjamin Martinez
St. Baldrick's head shaving event
Benefits folks with cancer
March 30
Sacred Heart Church
10800 Henderson Rd.
Ventura
www.stbaldricks.org keyword sacred heart
March 30 - 10:30 - 2p.

 


Dr. Kelly Browning
Executive Director
Impact Teen Drivers
Create Real Impact contest
deadline is April 30
www.createrealimpact.com
Like us on Facebook!

wwwfacebook.com/impactteendrivers
Follow us on Twitter: @whatslethal

 

Lee Hess
Organizer
4th So Cal Monopoly Tournament & Auction
March 29, 8a - 4p
St. Paschal Baylon School Grounds
155 E. Janss Rd, Thousand Oaks
http://eventful.com/thousandoaks/events/4th-so-cal-monopoly-tournament-auction-/E0-001-067409918-5

 

Lorena Camarillo
Jessi's mom
5 yr old Jessica has Polyarticular Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis
Walk to Cure Arthritis
April 26 at Santa Barbara Community College
805-563-4685
www.CCArthritisWalk.org/JessisJammers

 


Andrew Staiano
IB Coordinator
Agoura HS
4th Annual Agoura Munch Madness
Proceeds benefit education through
Agoura High International Baccalaureate (IB) Program
Sun., Mar 30 fr om 11a - 4p
www.agouramunchmadness.com

 

 

3/16/14


Oxnard police Gun and Gang Hotline (805) 982-7043.


Jamie Ford
Author
"In Conversation With…" Series
Mar 29 t 2 PM
Camarillo Library Community Room
4101 Las Posas Road
Camarillo
Tickets $25 and available at the library or www.pipw.org

 

Mariaemma Willis, M.S.
Co-Founder
Learning Success Institute in Ventura
Don't stress HS Admissions
805-648-1739
www.learningsuccesscoach.com
www.mariaemmawillis.com

 

Gwen Speakes
Chair
Meadowlark Service League Women's
Charity Luncheon and Tennis Tourney and Luncheon
Mar 31, 8:30a – 1p
Spanish Hills Country Club
(805) 630-7257
www.meadowlarkserviceleague.com

 

Dr. Trudy Tuttle Arriaga
Superintendent
Ventura Unified Schoool District
The Local Control Accountability Plan (LCAP)
Community Forums
Mar 17 - De Anza Academy, 2060 Cameron St
Apr 8 - Anacapa Middle School, 100 S. Mills
April 10 - Balboa Midlle, 247 S. Hill Rd.
www.venturausd.org/superintendent/lcap.htm

 


Terry Madden
Oak View Author
"Three Wells of the Sea"
Winner
30th Annual L. Ron Hubbard Achievement Awards
Sun, Apr 13, at 6:30 pm
Wilshire Ebell Theatre
www.ThreeWellsOfTheSea.com
www.WritersOfTheFuture.com

 

3/9/14

Terri Felix
Miriam Markus Zacuto
Director of Development
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Ventura County
Bowl For Kids' Sake 2014
3/15 Harley's Camarillo Bowl 
3/29 Harley's Simi Bowl
call Terri Felix at (323)376-0404
or email tfelix@bbsvc.org 
to arrange a date and time for your team to bowl
805-484-2282 ext 123
bfks.bbsvc.org
www.bbsvc.org

 

Dan Guthrie
Owner
Haunted Entertainment
True Paranormal California Supernatural Summit 2014
June 6 - 7
Glen Tavern Inn, Santa Paula
www./hauntedentertainments.com

 

Martha Peretz
Host
Simply Wine Fest
March 14 at the Four Seasons in Westlake Village
to benefit Make-A-Wish Tri-Counties.
www.simplywinefest.com

 

Traci Adams
Muralist
Winnner 
2014 California Strawberry Festival Poster Contest
www.thedreampainter.com
www.strawberry-fest.org



Melanie Lindsey
Activities Director and English Teacher
Foothill Technology High School
St Baldrick’s head shaving event
Mar 14 from 12:30 – 4:30p
Foothill Technology High School
100 Day Rd, Ventura
805-289-0023 ext. 2108
www.stbaldricks.org/events/mypage/2363/2014

 


Tammy Glenn
Exec. Dir.
Caregivers
22nd Annual "Wearin' O' the Green"
Mer 16 - Green Tie Hoolie - Tower Club
Mar 17 - Golf Tournament - Buenaventura Golf Course
805-658-8530
www.vccaregivers.org

 

03/02/14

 

Jeff Maulhardt
Oxnard Historic Farm Park Foundation
805-988-8810
jeffmohart@aol.com
www.oxnardfarmpark.org

 

Brian K. Whittaker
Chairman
The Kensington Foundation, Inc.
Dinner and Golf Tournament Fund Raising Weekend
3/21 - Dinner - Las Posas Country CLub
3/22 - Golf Tournament at Victoria Lakes Golf Course
805-647-6900
www.kensingtonfoundation.org

 

Mariaemma Willis, M.S.
Co-Founder
Learning Success Institute in Ventura
Sugar!
805-648-1739
www.learningsuccesscoach.com
www.mariaemmawillis.com

 

Isaac Meeks
Sandon Yahn
Directors/Producers/Writers
"Redemption of the Heart"
Movie Premiere March 15 at 7p
Arlington Theatre, Santa Barbara, CA
www.redemptionoftheheartthemovie.com


Sara Roberts
Senior City Librarian
E. P. Foster Library
Free events for March center around
"The Big Read" featuring the book "What They Carried"
648-2716
www.vencolibrary.org
www.cityofventura.net/bigread

 

Dean Adams
Director
Ventura Jazz Orchestra
Foothill Foodtruck Fest with music by
The Ventura Jazz Sextet
Tues., Mar 4 from 5 - 9p at Pointsettia Pavillion
Spring Big Band Dance
Fri., Mar 7 at at Pointsettia Pavillion
805-648-1143
www.theventurajazzorchestra.com

 

2/23/14

 

Corby Gage
Executive Director
Coastal Housing Partnership
3rd Annual Home Buying Fair
Mar 1 10a - 3p
Earl Warren Showgrounds
805-969-1025
www.coastalhousing.org

 

Officer Jacob Jundef
Oxnard Police Explorer Post 9286 is currently recruiting for Explorers
jacob.jundef@Oxnardpd.org
www.oxnardpd.org/prevention/programdetails.asp?OpdProID=11

 

Mike Macke
Community Marketing Director
Cypress Place Senior Living
Health and Wealth Senior Expo 
Feb 26 from 11a - 2p
Mike O'Neill - Victoria Care Center
Jonathan Monroy - Glenwood Care Center
Lyndsey Hale - Vitas Innovative Hospice
Kim O'Brine - Assisted Healthcare & Hospice
Free, but RSVP please
805-650-8000
www.cypressplaceseniorliving.com

 

Mariaemma Willis, M.S.
Co-Founder
Learning Success Institute in Ventura
Love your Kids
805-648-1739
www.learningsuccesscoach.com
www.mariaemmawillis.com


Saint Pierre
Director
The WAV
Iron Butterfly All Stars
DAMIAN GREYWOLF BUJANDA
OLY LARIOS
MICHAEL DIMAURO
ERIC BARNETT
w/Indensity Reggae Band
Mar 1 - 8pm
Mar 2 - 2pm
Showplace at Yolies
138 W. Main St
ironbutterfly@concertartshows.org
www.MusicAndArtForYouth.org
www.concertartshows.org

First 4 callers get free pair of tickets to the show:  1-800-350-7787

Dylan McNamara, Dylan Kennedy, Michael Padilla, and Damian Queen


2/16/14

Dr. Amy Nabi
Dental Office
Free Dentistry day 2/23
7:30a
First come, first served
Dr. Amy Nabi Dental Office
394 Lombard St., TO
80-379-5222
www.dramysdental.com

 

Boyd Lemon
Author
"A Long Way To Contentment: A Novel"
http://BoydLemon-Writer.com
Facebook Author Page: http://facebook.com/eat.walk.write


 
Terri Felix
Miriam Markus Zacuto
Director of Development
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Ventura County
Bowl For Kids' Sake 2014
3/15 Harley's Camarillo Bowl 
3/29 Harley's Simi Bowl
call Terri Felix at (323)376-0404
or email tfelix@bbsvc.org
to arrange a date and time for your team to bowl
805-484-2282 ext 123
bfks.bbsvc.org
www.bbsvc.org

 

Dr. Terri Orbuch
aka “The Love Doctor”
OurTime.com relationship expert
"Finding Love Again: 6 Simple Steps to a New and Happy Relationship"
Ventura, No. 4 on OurTime.com's list of top 10 Fittest Cities
www.ourtime.com

 

Russell Weikle
Division director
Career and College Transition Division
California Department of Education
California Career Pathways Trust
250-Million Dollar Grant Program
Applications due: Mar 23 at 5p
http://www.cde.ca.gov/ci/ct/gi/ccptinfo.asp

 

Dr. Hooman Zarrinkelk
Board Certified Oral Surgeon
Dr. Saj Jivraj
Prostotdontist specializing in complicated
dental restoration
"Oral Rehabilitation in One Day:
FACT OR FICTION"
Tues, Feb 25
6 - 8p.
Nichols Auditorium, 8th Floor
Community Memorial Hospital
147 N. Brent St., Ventura
Free, but RSVP for a seat
1-800-906-6093
www.cmhshealth.org

 


2/9/14

Cool poster shows how blood donors save lives every day. Thanks to Erin Gentry for sending me this link:  http://bit.ly/BloodSimple

Assemblymember Das Williams,
D-Santa Barbara
37th District
AB 1594 - Green Waste Diversion Bill
89 South California Street
Suite F
Ventura, CA 93001
805-641-3700
www.asmdc.org/members/a37


 
LT Calvin Warren
N49/R49 NCG ONE and 30th NCR
Seabee Ball Appreciation Dinner
open to the public
Feb 21 at Spanish Hills Country Club
tickets/sponsor info online
www.seabeeball.org

 

Wendi Cool
Coach
Channel Islands Ice Center
Valentine's Couples' Skate
Channel Island's Ice Center
Feb 14
7:30p - 10p
$9.50/couple includes skate rental
988-4440
www.channelislandsice.com

 

Vick Wadhwa
Thousand Oaks Author
"A New Take on ABCs – S is for Smiling
Sunrise: An Alphabet Book of Goodness, 
Beauty, and Wonder"
www.wordsbright.com

 

Matt Striker
Championship Wrestling from Hollywood
Sun, Feb 9 at 3p
FREE
Oceanview Pavilion
575 Surfside Dr., Port Hueneme
www.HollywoodWrestling.com
www.oceanviewinfo.com

 

Ellen Pasternak
Executive Director
Ventura Music Festival
8th Annual Student Jazz Competition
Winner - Eric Schechter, Newbury Park
Feb 15 at 8p
Ventura High School Theater
2 N. Catalina St
www.venturamusicfestival.org/studentjazz.html

 

Dr. Amy Nabi
Dental Office
Free Dentistry day 2/23
7:30a
First come, first served
Dr. Amy Nabi Dental Office
394 Lombard St., TO
80-379-5222
www.dramysdental.com

 


2/2/14

 

Karen Eckhardt
VP Communications and Development
Cancer Support Community Valley/Ventura/Santa
Gina Cole, LMFT
facilitates several of the CMH groups
(805) 379-4777
www.cancersupportvvsb.org

 

Troy Mounier
Pacific Fine Arts
CA Strawberry Festival seeks artists
Applications must be submitted by Feb 4, 2014

Contact: Troy and Dana Hale-Mounier
Pacific Fine Arts Festivals
P.O. Box 280
Pine Grove, CA 95665   
(209) 267-4394 email: pfa@pacificfinearts.com

 
Applications available at
www.pacificfinearts.com and
http://strawberry-fest.org/arts-and-crafts-exhibitor/

 

Sara Roberts
Senior City Librarian
E. P. Foster Library
Events for February at EP Foster
www.vencolibrary.com
805-648-2716


Trish Honigsberg
City of Oxnard
Outreach & Education Specialist
Communication & Public Information Office
Del Norte Regional Recycling and Transfer Station
111 South Del Norte Blvd
(805) 385-8060
http://publicworks.cityofoxnard.org/14/4/1092

 

Mariaemma Willis, M.S.
Co-Founder
Learning Success Institute in Ventura
Kids after school
805-648-1739
www.learningsuccesscoach.com
www.mariaemmawillis.com

 

 
Robert Worthley
Boardmember
Ventura County Crimestoppers
1-800-222-TIPS (8477)
Text "BUSTED" plus your message to CRIMES (274637)
www.venturacountycrimestoppers.org

 


1/26/14

 

Anthony Pennay
Director of the Walter and Leonore Annenberg
Presidential Learning Center
The Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation
$50,000 in College Scholarships for Ventura County
High School Students Now Available
Applications must be completed no later than
February 18, 2014
(805) 577-4156
www.reaganfoundation.org/scholarships

 

Henry Dubroff
Founder/Editor
Pacific Coast Business Times
Pacific Coast Business Times’ Family Business
& Closely Held Company awards
Nominations due 11:59p on Jan 31
llebrock@pacbiztimes.com
www.pacbiztimes.com

 

Dr. Ronald Bale
Psychologist
"Understanding Stress"
Tues, Jan 28
6 - 8p Nichols Auditorium, 8th Floor
Community Memorial Hospital
147 N. Brent St., Ventura
For reservations to this
FREE seminar call 800/906-6093
or visit www.cmhshealth.org/rsvp.

 

Alice Ramsey
Co-owner
AJ Chinese Cuisine in Ojai
Chinese New Year!
The Year of the Horse 
www.ajchinesecuisine.com

 

Dr. Robert Levin
Health Officer
Ventura County Department of Public Health
Flu Season is here
http://www.vchca.org/public-health/2013-2014-seasonal-flu/flu-vaccine-clinics-by-date
http://flushot.healthmap.org

 


1/19/14


Bobby Slayton
"The Pitbull of Comedy"
Comedian
Showtime/HBO/Movies
www.bobbyslaton.com

 

Mariaemma Willis, M.S.
Co-Founder
Learning Success Institute in Ventura
Resolve to Get to Know your Kids' Strengths
805-648-1739
www.learningsuccesscoach.com
www.mariaemmawillis.com

 


Gina M. Giambi Peters
Founder
Center 4 Special Needs
Second Annual Conference
"The ABC’s & XYZ’s
 of Special Needs"
Sat, Feb 22
Register online
info@center4specialneeds.com
www.center4specialneeds.com
www.center4specialneeds.org

 

Anthony Pennay
Director of the Walter and Leonore Annenberg
Presidential Learning Center
The Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation
$50,000 in College Scholarships for Ventura County
High School Students Now Available
Applications must be completed no later than
February 18, 2014
(805) 577-4156
www.reaganfoundation.org/scholarships

 


Giselle Gomez
Regional Communications Manager
American Red Cross
Serving Ventura, Santa Barbara & San Luis Obispo Counties
Second Annual Battle of the Badges Blood Drive
Tues, Jan 21 & Wed, Jan 22
Noon – 6p
American Red Cross
836 Calle Plano
Camarillo, CA 93012
  and
Tues, Jan 21
11a – 5p
Ventura County Deputy Sheriff’s Association
981 South Victoria
Ventura, CA 93003
www.RedCrossBlood.org and enter code “badge” 
805-322-7685
www.redcross.org

 

Marco Ramirez & Priscila Cisneros
Cabrillo Economic Development
28th Annual Ventura County Martin Luther King., Jr Celebration
Mon., Jan 20
Begins 8a Plaza Park in Oxnard
Ends at Oxnard Performing Arts Center
www.mlkventuracounty.com

 

1/12/14

Donald Barry
Executive Vice President
Defenders of Wildlife
and former chief counsel for the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
Endangered Species Act 40TH Anniversary —
A Conservation Crossroads, 1973 and Now
www.defenders.org

 

Todd Collart
Pres.
The Ventura County Arts Council
Phil Taggart
Member Poetry Committee
Announcing the first Poet Laureate for Ventura County:
Mary Kay Rummel
info@venturacountyartscouncil.org
www.venturacountyartscouncil.org

 


Ron Merckling
Water Conservation and Public Affairs Manager
Casitas Municipal Water District Office
Invasive Quagga Mussels
Prompts Lake-Boat Quarantine
805-649-2251
www.casitaswater.org

 

Cheryl Moore
Executive Director
The Workforce Investment Board of Ventura County (WIB)
VC Jobs With A Future Program
www.VCJobswithafuture.org

 

Captain Frank Ursitti
Channel Islands Whale Watching
Pacific Gray Whales Are Migrating Near
Channel Islands National Park
805-794-9653
info@channelislandswhalewatching.com
www.channelislandswhalewatching.com/about

 


01/05/14


Shanna Wasson Taylor
CEO
Make-A-Wish® Tri-Counties
Upcoming Wishes

Refer a child  1-888-899-9474 [WISH].

Donations may be sent to Make-A-Wish at 4222

Market Street, Suite D, Ventura, CA 93003
To donate your vehicle or your airline miles

call 676-9474.
www.tri-counties.wish.org.
http://www.csnbayarea.com/video_content_type/miles-batkid-scotts-big-day-san-francisco

 

Karen Eckhardt
VP Communications and Development
Jody Tompkins
VP of Programs
Cancer Support Community Valley/Ventura/Santa Barbara
"Dear Cancer, It's Me" Essay Contest
(805) 379-4777
www.cancersupportvvsb.org

 

Mariaemma Willis, M.S.
Co-Founder
Learning Success Institute in Ventura
Celebrate Our Kids
805-648-1739
www.learningsuccesscoach.com
www.mariaemmawillis.com

 

Tammy I. Glenn, MBA
Executive Director
CAREGIVERS: Volunteers Assisting the Elderly
Passport 2014 Series
(805) 658-8530
www.vccaregivers.org

 

WEEKEND EVENTS 

 

 

2014

 


Sept 26 – The Camarillo Old Town Association is holding Camarillo Cruise Night in the heart of Old Town Camarillo on the fourth Friday of each month, April though September. 5 - 8p. The parking lot in the 2200 block of Ventura Boulevard between Elm and Fir streets. For more info call Tom Maloney at 443-9219 or email at
shalaletom@aol.com.

Sept 27 - VC Farm Day - Students for Eco Education & Agriculture SEE AG says that 20 Ventura County Farms will participate in a multi-location event with open-house tours and activities, fun for the entire family!  Plus an end-of-day BBQ at McGrath Family Farms in Camarillo starting at 4p with gourmet food, live music and dancing!  www.seeag.org/2014/04/01/get-ready-vc-farm-day-september-27th/

Sept 27 - The 9th Annual Wag 'n Walk tat Rancho Simi Community Park, 1765 Royal Avenue, Simi Valley, from 8 am to noon. Wag 'N Walk benefits Animal Rescue Volunteers, a non-profit organization dedicated to the rescue, rehabilitation and placement of homeless and abused pets in the Simi Valley and surrounding communities.  www.arvsimi.org/Wag__n_Walk.html.

Sept 27 - Moorpark Country Days on Historic High Street between Moorpark Ave. and Spring Rd. in Moorpark.  The parade begins at 10:30a, the street fair runs 9a to 4p. Free. 805.529.0322    or www.moorparkcountrydays.com   

Sept. 27 - 2014 Banana Festival - It’s time to “Go Bananas” at the third annual running of this free festival. Learn about the journey of the banana and inner workings of the Port. Highlights include food and banana treats, live music, interactive displays, recipe contests, arts & crafts, kids’ activities and port tours. 10a–5p at the Port of Port Hueneme,105 E. Port Hueneme Rd., Port Hueneme.  www.BananaPortFest.com

Sept 27 - CASABlanca Pop-Up Dinner - Presented by Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) of Ventura County, a nonprofit organization that provides one-on-one mentoring and advocacy for Ventura’s court-dependent and foster children. This second annual black-and-white attire, pop-up dinner experience takes place 2–7pm on Ventura Harbor’s main lawn.  www.CasaOfVenturaCounty.org


Sept 28 - India Festival 2014 is a celebration of India's vibrant culture through her cuisine, textiles, arts, crafts, music and dance. dance, yoga, food and handicrafts from all over India.  Free. 11a to 6p on the grounds of the Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza.   http://www.indiafriendsassociation.org/india-festival1.html 

Sept 28  - "The Toughest 10k in the USA". A challenging trail run through the hills of Newbury Park. Certified course, chip timing, medals to all finishers and prizes for first and male and female. Fun activities for kids promoting health and exercise and a 5k and 1 mile walk. Funds raised will benefit Hacienda Oaks Estates and Extreme Mobility Camps, non-profit organizations helping individuals with disabilities to live more fulfilled lives. 7:30a at Newbury Park Adventist Academy.  http://www.theplace5k.org/

Sept 28 -17th Oxnard Autumn Historic Home Tour - Tour a selection of historic homes in and near the Henry T. Oxnard National Historic District.  Tickets available online or at the Heritage Square Visitor Center, 715 South A Street, Oxnard.  www.OxnardHistoricDistrict.com

Oct 3 - 5, Harvest Festival, Ventura

Oct 3 -  5 - The 28th Annual California Avocado Festival in Carpinteria.  www.avofest.com or call 805.684.0038 for more information. 

Oct 4 - The City of Oxnard's 19th Annual Multicultural Festival at its new location Free! Music, food and vendor booths, exhibitors, demonstrations, arts & crafts and plenty of family friendly activities.  www.oxnardnews.org/multiculturalfestival

Oct. 4 - The 20th Annual Pier Under the Stars - Hosted by Pier into the Future, this beachfront culinary fair adjacent to the Ventura Pier is the benefit for the historic pier.  Sample the county’s best food and spirits provided by over 50 local businesses.  5–8p at the Ventura Pier, 668 E. Harbor Blvd., Ventura.   www.PierIntoTheFuture.org

Oct 5 - "First Sunday at the Airport" at Santa Paula Airport, displaying aircraft of all ages and types. Museum hangars are open with docents on hand to give free tours. 10a - 3p.  Located alongside Highway 126 between Palm Avenue and 10th Street, Santa Paula.  (805)525-1109.

Oct 5 - CTW Fall Health Expo - 10a - 4p.  Hyatt Westlake Plaza. 

Oct 5 - Old Town Wine Walk - Camarillo Old Town Association presents 20 wine stops and honors the City of Camarillo’s 50th anniversary. 1–4pm Old Town Camarillo   www.Facebook.com/CamarilloOldTown

Oct 9 - Taste of Conejo - Enjoy live music while tasting the products from over 50 of the area’s premier food and beverage establishments, all under one roof. Benefits Westminster Free Clinic and Community Conscience.  5–8pm at the Four Seasons Hotel, Two Dole Dr., Westlake Village.  www.TasteOfConejo.com

Oct 9 - 11 -  The 10th Annual Reyes Adobe Days (RAD), a 4-day festival celebrating California culture through history, art, music, recreation, cuisine and shopping. The event is held at the landmark Reyes Adobe Historical Site, an original California rancho built in 1845 now a museum, located in the foothills of the Santa Monica Mountains.  Many of the events are free. www.reyesadobedays.org 

Oct. 11 -  Moorpark Beer Tasting Festival - Dozens of top-rated brews are on tap at this fifth annual celebration of local and craft brew. Food from Moorpark restaurants and local food trucks, with live and DJ music all day.  3–8p at Moorpark College, 7057 Campus Rd., Moorpark.  www.MoorparkBeerFestival.com


Oct 11 - “An Evening with Jim Messina with Rusty Young Sittin’ In.” Benefits Community Memorial Health System construction projects.  Libbey Bowl, Ojai.   www. messinaatthebowl.org/jim-and-rusty.html

Oct 11 & 12, Seaside Highland Games, Ventura

Oct 12 - The 13th Annual SAILATHON to benefit CAREGIVERS: Volunteers Assisting the Elderly.  (805) 658-8530 or
www.vccaregivers.org


Oct 12
- Fiddle Festival - Rancho La aterra & Stow House, Goleta. www.fiddlersconvention.org

Oct 12 - Ponies by the Sea - Mustang and Ford Car Show benefitting Guide Dogs of America.  Ventura Harbor Village.  www.tricountymustangclub.com

Oct 12 - Simi Vallley Dream Cuisine.  Wine and food tastings, silent auction, live entertainment.  St. Rose of Lima Parish.  805-526-1732.  www.svdream.com

Monday, October 13 - Columbus Day observed

Oct 18 - 2014 City of Oxnard Physically Challenged & Special Needs "Day at the Park" at Oxnard Beach Park, 1601 Harbor Blvd. Oxnard. 11a – 2p. Free, but, you must pay for parking. (805) 385-8019.  www.oxnardrec.org/17/1/1027.

Oct 18 - The 2nd Annual Color Run™ 5k Kaleidoscope Tour at Ventura County Fairgrounds, 8 – 11a.   thecolorrun.com/ventura.

Oct 18 - Annual Ojai Day Street Fair, 10am – 5pm Oct 19 - Ojai Day - Downtown Ojai 

Oct 18 - 19 - Calabasas Pumpkin Festival- Live Entertainment, contests, arts & crafts, food.  Juan de Anza Park.  www.calabasaspumkinfestival.com

Oct 19 -The 23rd Annual Thousand Oaks Rotary Street Fair, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Moorpark Road between Hillcrest and Wilbur Road in Thousand Oaks, in between Janss Marketplace and the Best Buy. Plenty of parking in the adjacent shopping centers and streets.  www.ThousandOaksRotary.org. Oct 24 - Bologna Day 

Oct. 24 - 25 - Best of the 805 - Presented by “Tom and Sandy” of KVTA 1590-AM, the inaugural event offers the best that the 805 has to offer in food, wines, beers and music. Friday features a five-course chef-inspired dinner paired with wines or beers. Saturday will be filled with wine & beer tastings, restaurants, food trucks, the best musicians in the 805 and an evening-ending all-star jam.  Sat 5–10p, Sun 1–5p at Camarillo Ranch, 201 Camarillo Ranch Rd., Camarillo.   www.TheBestOfThe805.com

Oct 24 - 26 -The annual St. Paschal Baylon Catholic Church Fall Fest at 155. E. Janss Road, Thousand Oaks. Free. Carnival rides, carnival games, concessions, sweets, performances, wine and cheese tasting, live jazz, auction, car raffle and much more! 6-11p on Friday, 1-11p on Saturday and noon-9p on Sunday. www.spbfestival.com.

Oct 26 - 35th Annual Roam'n Relics Car Show in Moorpark, 7am – 3pm at 233 High Street, Moorpark.  Event will have food, vendors, giant raffle, awards, & dash plaques, posters, event T-shirts. Model Car Contest (enter your model at the event). Open to all pre-'74 vehicles. 501 car limit.  NSRA safety inspections. Call 24 hour hotline at 805.583.2965 or visit www.roamnrelics.com to register!

Friday, October 31 - HALLOWEEN 

Nov 1 - 2 - The 45th Annual Galaxy of Gems Expo presented by The Oxnard Gem & Mineral Society.  Oxnard Performing Arts Center, 800 Hobson Way, Oxnard.  Free Admission, Free Parking

Nov 2 - "First Sunday at the Airport" at Santa Paula Airport, displaying aircraft of all ages and types. Museum hangars are open with docents on hand to give free tours. 10a - 3p.  Located alongside Highway 126 between Palm Avenue and 10th Street, Santa Paula.  (805)525-1109.

Nov 6 - First Annual Bridging the Gaps of Hope Gala Event - Benefits Center 4 Special Needs.  6 - 10p at the Moorpark Country Club.  www.center4specialneeds.org.

Nov 8 - 3rd Annual Purrs & Paws Holiday Boutique. 8a - 3p at Balboa Middle School, Ventura, CA 805 646-6505 x 104 or email accounting@humanesocietyvc.org

Nov 9 - 10 - 14th Annual Moorpark Rotary Civil War Reenactment.  10a – 6:30p at Tierra Rejada Ranch (enter at Underwood Farms), 3370 Sunset Valley Road, Moorpark. Events start at 10a.  The Rotary Club of Moorpark presents what is called the largest and grandest Civil War Reenactment west of the Mississippi at a new location this year adjacent to Moorpark College.  There is a huge food court with moderate prices so you can enjoy lunch or snacks with lots of picnic tables to enjoy your fare and wait for the next battle.   www.moorparkrotary.com.

Nov 15–16 - Holiday Home Look In - Tour four distinctive Ojai Valley homes in this 18th annual event celebrating the art of living and unique approaches to celebrating the festive seasons. This fundraiser by the Ojai Festival’s Women’s Committee is known for highlighting architectural contrasts within the Ojai Valley.  www.OjaiFestival.org


Nov 18 - Vichyssoise Day

Nov 27 - 10th Annual Turkey Day Dash, 8 – 11a at  Cal Lutheran University, Thousand Oaks. Proceeds from the Turkey Day Dash benefit Conejo Valley YMCA youth and senior programs. Cost: $30 pre-registration, $35 11/25-26 and $40 on race day. Family rate: $70 (pre-registration), $80 11/25-26 and $100 on race day (immediate family members only). Participants receive a Turkey Day Dash YMCA t-shirt. To pre-register, visit www.turkeydaydash.org

Dec 6 - The 7th Annual Oxnard Tamale Festival, 9a – 5:30p inside Oxnard’s historic Plaza Park, 500 South C Street, Oxnard.  Free. (805) 766-4906 or www.oxnardtamalefest.com 

Dec 7 - "First Sunday at the Airport" at Santa Paula Airport, displaying aircraft of all ages and types. Museum hangars are open with docents on hand to give free tours. 10a - 3p.  Located alongside Highway 126 between Palm Avenue and 10th Street, Santa Paula.  (805)525-1109.

Dec 13 - Camarillo Christmas Parade, Camarillo

Dec 30 - Bicarbonate of Soda Day


2015


January 10: Bittersweet Chocolate Day
 
January 22: Blonde Brownie Day

February 18: Crab-Stuffed Flounder Day
 
March 6: Frozen Food Day

April 18 - National Animal Cracker Day

April 24: Pigs In A Blanket Day


2014
(Information will be posted as received.)


October ? - Country Days, Moorpark
October ? - Food and Wine Event, Ventura
December ? - Holiday Street Festival, Ventura
December ? - Parade of Lights, Oxnard
December ? - Ventura Harbor Parade of Lights, Ventura