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Earth Day Fruit Harvest in Ojai (Ages 18+ only)

April 22 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am

Harvest food, fight hunger, build community! We will be collecting these beautiful fresh fruit that would otherwise get thrown away, and donating 100% to local hunger-relief agencies. Join the Volunteer Harvest Team to help us pick as much fruit as possible from trees, and pack it into boxes to be donated. Volunteers should be comfortable picking and carrying boxes of fruit, but don’t need to worry about bringing equipment or transporting the fruit. For safety reasons, this opportunity is open to volunteers 18 years old and older.

Earth Day at Wishtoyo Chumash Village

April 22 @ 10:30 am - 7:30 pm

Join us for a community Earth Day open house at Wishtoyo Chumash Village! This free, family event is open to all who are interested in getting their hands a little (or a lot) dirty, connecting with Wishtoyo Foundation, and giving back to our Mother Earth. 10:30am - Vinyasa Yoga Practice 12:00pm - Community Potluck (bring something to share) 1:00pm - Native Plant Restoration, Village Beautification (painting, trail clearing, gardening, crafts!) Early Evening - Sunset Ceremony PROTOCOL: Please no drugs, alcohol, or smoking at this event. Pets are NOT allowed (this…

Thomas Fire: Our Story Recording Sessions

April 22 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
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One event on March 25, 2018 at 12:00pm

One event on March 31, 2018 at 11:00am

One event on April 2, 2018 at 5:00pm

One event on April 14, 2018 at 11:00am

One event on April 22, 2018 at 11:00am

One event on May 20, 2018 at 11:00am

The Museum of Ventura County, Ojai Valley Museum, Ventura County Library, and CAPS Media invite you to share your personal stories and experiences of the Thomas Fire. Staff will be onsite to record your stories. Help us remember and document our common experience. Can’t make this session? Recording sessions will take place in Santa Paula, Ventura’s Northside, Ventura’s Westside, Downtown Ventura, and Ojai. Visit venturamuseum.org or capsmedia.org for dates and times. Find a convenient day and time to record your story and add it to the museum’s historic archive. Selected stories will air on…

Earth Day Party

April 22 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Looking for a great way to make a difference on Earth Day? Please consider a financial gift to support the Abundant Table and improve the farm and its fruitful harvest. Join us online for #FarmFriday and then celebrate Earth Day with us at the farm on Sunday, April 22nd 2-4pm! We will be serving appetizers, small plates, and drinks farm style. Make a donation of $50 or more, and you’ll receive a FREE ticket. Menu Crostini Bar Fresh Breads and Crackers with sautéed mushrooms, Farm Bean Hummus, Fire Roasted Sweet Pepper, Curried…

Free Farmers Market

April 22 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 3:00pm on Sunday, repeating until March 10, 2019

Free Farmers Market Every Sunday 3-4pm @The Restore Garden FYI bring a reusable bag

Kid’s Garden Brigade

April 23 @ 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 3:30pm on Monday, repeating until August 4, 2025

The Kid's Garden Brigade at Restore Ventura teaches kids how to grow their own foods and raise chickens. It is a delight to visit and support. Monday is the kid's program, Wednesday is the all girls Junior High after school Urban Farming program, and the Work Party & Veggie Swap. Facebook page here Mission Restore Ventura a non-profit that works to Educate, Mentor, and Equip families in need.

Boys Junior High Free After School Urban Farming

April 24 @ 3:30 pm - April 25 @ 5:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 3:30pm on Tuesday, repeating until May 3, 2022

The Kid's Garden Brigade at Restore Ventura teaches children how to grow their own foods and raise chickens. It is a delight to visit and support. Monday is the kid's program, Tuesday is the boys Junior High free after school Urban Farming program, and the Work Party & Veggie Swap. Facebook page here Mission Restore Ventura a non-profit that works to Educate, Mentor, and Equip families in need.

Rainbow Study Zone

April 24 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 4:00pm on Tuesday, repeating until June 12, 2018

If you need a space to study, work on homework or receive tutoring/ask questions, Dana Redard will be at the Community Resource Center from 4-6PM  to help you if you need it. Hosted by Rainbow Umbrella

Ventura College Climate Action Summit

April 24 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Ventura College GeoSciences Department, as part of it's 9th Annual Earth Week Celebration will welcome students and the public alike to join in what promises to be a dynamic opportunity for community building and hopeful engagement on the subject of climate. Kitty Merrill, founder of 350 Ventura County Climate Hub and one of VC Reporters Heroes of 2016, says, "We hear that climate change is coming, but what can you do? The Ventura Climate Action Summit will give you tools to survive and push back against climate change here in…

Work/Play Day at Community Roots Garden

April 25 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 1:00pm on Saturday, repeating indefinitely

An event every week that begins at 1:00pm on Wednesday and Saturday, repeating until February 12, 2020

"Community Roots Garden is a one-acre garden at the North Oxnard United Methodist Church. We are dedicated to growing a community of gardens that build food security and empower our community. Our garden volunteers share land, labor, and harvest with one another and those in need. We offer hands-on gardening experience, workshops, resources, tours, and service opportunities to volunteers, community groups, youth, and those starting gardens in their own neighborhoods." Saturdays is the volunteer chief program. Find more info here Contact us at (805) 616-2326 or communityrootsgarden@gmail.com, or check us…

Paws for Reading at Ojai Library

April 25 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 3:00pm on day Second of the month, repeating until June 13, 2018

An event every month that begins at 3:00pm on day Fourth of the month, repeating until June 13, 2018

Sign up is required for 15-minute sessions. For program information or to schedule an appointment, please call Laura at (805) 646-1639 Lindsey Boubel and her basset hound George will visit the Ojai Library every second and fourth Wednesday from 3 to 4 p.m. George is a certified therapy dog and will be available for children to read to as part of our Paws for Reading program. Paws for Reading is a program that has been successfully implemented at other Ventura County Library locations. When children read aloud to dogs they…

ALL GIRLS Junior High Free After School Urban Farming

April 25 @ 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 3:30pm on Wednesday, repeating until October 5, 2022

The Kid's Garden Brigade at Restore Ventura teaches children how to grow their own foods and raise chickens. It is a delight to visit and support. Monday is the kid's program, Wednesday is the all girls Junior High free after school Urban Farming program, and the Work Party & Veggie Swap. Facebook page here Mission Restore Ventura a non-profit that works to Educate, Mentor, and Equip families in need.

TTYL about Bullying

April 25 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

TTYL about Bullying Hosted by Big Brothers Big Sisters of Ventura County Please RSVP to dselvaggio@bbsvc.org or 805.484.2282 Join us for a presentation on how to address bullying in our schools and neighborhoods. All ages welcome. BIG THANKS to Diversity Collective VC for hosting us!

LGBTQ Clinical based support group

April 25 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 5:30pm on Wednesday, repeating until January 5, 2022

Coalition for Family Harmony The Coalition strives to provide nonjudgmental, affirming, survivor centered care. We recognize that LGBTQ+ people have been excluded from conversations about sexual assault and domestic or intimate partner violence. LGBTQ Clinical based support group Meets every Wednesday from 5:30PM-7PM for LGBTQ+ youth ages 12-18 Call (805) 983-6014 or email c.gonzalez@thecoalition.org

Restorative Movement and Egyptian Music and Dance Class to Fund Arts Programs

April 25 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:30pm on Wednesday, repeating until May 5, 2021

If you are wondering what Egyptian dance is... Its a style originating from Egypt that is more commonly known as "bellydance." The term bellydance doesn't appropriately describe the dance form, movement away from using that term is emerging. Daisy Dances is an advocate for appropriately labeling dance forms from the Middle East as this region is vastly diverse, greatly misunderstood and terribly stereotyped. The dance form we will practice is feminine, earthy, and uplifting to the soul. If this resonates with you, please join! 6:30 is a pre-dance session to…

PFLAG monthly meeting

April 25 @ 7:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 7:00pm on day Fourth of the month, repeating until May 27, 2020

The Ventura Chapter of PFLAG (Parents & Friends of Lesbians and Gays) PFLAG supports the members, families, and allies of the LGBT community. PFLAG (Parents, Families & Friends of Lesbians and Gays) provides support, education, and advocacy to the families and allies of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender community. PFLAG's goal is to strengthen families and help them through the often difficult adjustment when a family member comes-out. The Ventura chapter of PFLAG has a core group of parents who are active in the community and committed to promoting the civil rights…

Munch at the Museum

April 26 @ 11:30 am - 1:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 11:30am on Thursday, repeating until July 9, 2020

Grab a lunch and head on over to the Museum on Thursdays between 11:30 and 1:30 for music and free entry to the galleries. Enjoy your lunch break in one of our colorful patio chairs while you listen to local musicians, then take a stroll through the galleries. Entrance is free. Feel free to tip the musicians! Peirano’s Market and deli will offer discount for museum members and new visitors for the Munch events. Feel free to tip the musicians! For information visit venturamuseum.org or call 805.653.0323.

Dark Skies Workgroup

April 26 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 4:00pm on day Last of the month, repeating until September 29, 2022

Dark Skies work group meets the last Thursday of the month. Focused on reducing light pollution in the Ojai Valley and becoming a 'Dark Skies Designated Community'.

Victory Party – No Puente Power Plant!

April 26 @ 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Since 2014, Oxnard residents fought to defeat NRG's proposal to build another polluting power plant on the coast of Oxnard. The community stood strong, with thousands of people involved over the past four years, and said that we will no longer be the sacrifice zone for polluting industry. With SoCal Edison moving forward with procuring clean energy alternative projects to power our region and NRG closing down its two old power plants, it's time to celebrate this groundbreaking historic victory for environmental justice. Oxnard is winning our beach back and…

Camarillo Ranch Food Truck Fest

April 26 @ 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 5:00pm on day Last of the month, repeating until October 25, 2018

There's no better way to spend a #throwbackthursday than at the historic Camarillo Ranch for #TBT Food Truck Fest! Join us from 5-9pm on the LAST Thursday of each month between April-October 2018 for food trucks, local beer and wine, and live entertainment! Admission is FREE and money spent at the event helps support our historical restoration projects. What to know before you go: -There will be free historical games and activities AND house will be open for tours ($5 donations greatly appreciated for the house tours). -Pets are welcome but must remain on…

Thrive LGBTQ Community Meeting

April 26 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:00pm on Thursday, repeating until January 7, 2021

It's finally here! A place for LGBTQ+ adults to meet, connect, and thrive with others in our community. This meeting is: 21+ For making connections and building community To learn, share, grow, heal, and have fun A safe space to relax and let your authentic self free Not for networking Not for hookups A drug and alcohol free zone A 45 free zone There are two separate back to back events, come to one or both: 6:00 - 6:45: Spiritual Healing Session with Crystal Star ($10)* *12/14 is a no-cost…

Past, Present & Future of the Chumash Language

April 26 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Join us for a night discussion on the Ventureño Chumash Language! Matthew Vestuto is a member, and Language Program Coordinator, for the Barbareño/Ventureño Band of Mission Indians (Chumash.) He has a BA in Language Revitalization, Linguistics and Media from The Evergreen State College and serves on the board of directors for Advocates for Indigenous California Language Survival (AICLS.) Hosted by Oakbrook Chumash Indian Museum

Rainbow Umbrella-Friday meetings

April 27 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 5:30pm on Friday, repeating indefinitely

Rainbow Umbrella (RU) is a positive, safe and welcoming space, free of drugs and alcohol. RU is an activities based program that provides support and empowerment for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex, queer and questioning (LGBTIQQ) youth ages 13 to 23 and their allies. All youth are welcome. Free and confidential. PEER SUPPORT GROUP MEETINGS: Wednesdays The Coalition for Family Harmony 1030 N Ventura Road, Oxnard, CA 93030 Fridays Open to all Youth (13 to 23) Community Resource Center 2471 Portola Rd Ventura, CA 93003

Planned Parenthood Comprehensive Sex Education

April 27 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
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One event on April 6, 2018 at 5:30pm

One event on April 13, 2018 at 5:30pm

One event on April 27, 2018 at 5:30pm

One event on May 4, 2018 at 5:30pm

One event on May 11, 2018 at 5:30pm

One event on May 25, 2018 at 5:30pm

One event on June 1, 2018 at 5:30pm

One event on June 8, 2018 at 5:30pm

One event on June 22, 2018 at 5:30pm

We are so amped to be partnering with Planned Parenthood to bring youth ages 13-23 Comprehensive Sex Ed at Rainbow Umbrella! Food is provided and if you come to at least 5 sessions, you will receive a $15 gift card :) Notice the schedule attached below. We will start around 5:45PM and end with an open discussion. Please spread the word and bring a friend! See you there! Module 1: March 30 Module 2: April 6 Module 3: April 13 Break: April 20 Module 4: April 27 Module 5: May 4 Module 6:…

Ojai Trees Spring Planting

April 28 @ 8:00 am - 12:00 pm
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One event on May 12, 2018 at 8:00am

Ojai Trees is having two planting events this spring. If you are interested in ordering a tree or want more information go online to www.ojaitrees.org

Work/Play Day at Community Roots Garden

April 28 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 9:00am on Saturday, repeating indefinitely

An event every week that begins at 1:00pm on Wednesday and Saturday, repeating until February 12, 2020

"Community Roots Garden is a one-acre garden at the North Oxnard United Methodist Church. We are dedicated to growing a community of gardens that build food security and empower our community. Our garden volunteers share land, labor, and harvest with one another and those in need. We offer hands-on gardening experience, workshops, resources, tours, and service opportunities to volunteers, community groups, youth, and those starting gardens in their own neighborhoods." Saturdays is the volunteer chief program. Find more info here Contact us at (805) 616-2326 or communityrootsgarden@gmail.com, or check us…

Volunteer Chief Program

April 28 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 9:00am on Saturday, repeating until September 4, 2021

Community Roots Garden’s Volunteer Chef Program youth with older volunteer chefs to cook delicious, simple meals for an average of 20-25 Saturday volunteers using Garden vegetables and fruits. To volunteer one Saturday as a volunteer chef, call 805-616-2326 or email communityrootsgarden@gmail.com. Click HERE for our 2011 Volunteer Chef program description and report.

Surfrider Beach Cleanup

April 28 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am
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An event every month that begins at 9:00am on day Fourth of the month, repeating until April 23, 2022

Most of the items collected at beach cleanups are plastic and don’t truly biodegrade. It is important to host cleanups because litter is ugly and we want to help protect the coastal wildlife that we love! For all beach cleanups, please wear comfortable clothes, closed toed shoes and sunscreen. All volunteers are welcome to participate and must sign a liability waiver. Pre-­registration is not required unless your group is larger than 25 people – please email Ryan with how many people you expect: beachcleanups@ventura.surfrider.org Volunteers under 18 MUST have a parent…

Steam Railfest Steampunk 2018

April 28 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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One event on April 29, 2018 at 9:00am

On April 28th-29th prepare to be entertained and amazed by what can only be imagined as the "Renaissance of Railroading." This festival is a celebration of the steam engine, railroading, antique tractors, vehicles & engines, vintage wares & oddities, unique performances, early transportation and culture mixed with a bit of Steampunk fun. There will be live Baldwin Steam Locomotive #14 train rides, a Fillmore Citrus Packing House Caboose Ride Adventure, Dr. Solar's Gypsy Wagon Medicine Man Show, Gene West - The Toymaker, antique carousel rides, creative vendors & artisans, unique…

Arbor Earth Day 2018

April 28 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm

FREE event! Arbor/Earth Day 2018 will feature sustainability related classes and other activities throughout the month, hosted by both the City and our partners. Most of the Activities will be on Saturday, April 28th at the Grant R. Brimhall Library in Thousand Oaks. Please check our website for events taking place throughout April. In keeping with our strong commitment to the environment and our trees, the City is once again looking forward to hosting Arbor/Earth Day. This year’s event will take on a new format that allows us to better…

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