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April 2018

Learn About Chumash Use of Plants

April 28 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Oakbrook Chumash Indian Museum, 3290 Lang Ranch Parkway
Thousand Oaks, CA 91360 United States
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Ethnobotany Day Join us for the debut of our updated ethnobotany gardens, with docent talks on Chumash use of plants. Make your own plant-based bookmark. Browse offerings from Native Roots Soap. Enjoy tasty treats and purchase a signed copy of the new book, "Cooking the Native Way," from the Chia Cafe Collective. Included with museum admission: $5 adults, $3 seniors, students and children.

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Work/Play Day at Community Roots Garden

April 28 @ 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

Free

"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…

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Steam Railfest Steampunk 2018

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

Fillmore & Western Railway, 364 Main St
Fillmore, CA 93016 United States
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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…

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Tree Planting Along Ventura Avenue Party

April 29 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Restore Ventura, 572 N. Ventura Ave
Ventura, CA 93001 United States
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News Flash! We are finally getting TREES along Ventura Avenue. Restore Ventura will be planting City approved trees on Earth Day, Sunday April 29nd. We will be meeting at 9am at The Restore Garden for a quick info meeting then we will be headed out in groups to plant our beautiful trees. Please let us know if you would like to sponsor a tree. We need $170 to make each tree a reality. Click on the link below and select "ventura" under "giving options" then "street trees" under "comments" https://restore.webconnex.com/donate…

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Free Farmers Market

April 29 @ 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

Restore Ventura, 572 N. Ventura Ave
Ventura, CA 93001 United States
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Free Farmers Market Every Sunday 3-4pm @The Restore Garden FYI bring a reusable bag

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Kid’s Garden Brigade

April 30 @ 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

Restore Ventura, 572 N. Ventura Ave
Ventura, CA 93001 United States
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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.

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Ventura County Pride Introductory Planning Meeting

April 30 @ 6:30 pm
Diversity Collective VC, 2471 Portola Road
Ventura, CA 93003 United States
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Diversity Collective is convening the Ventura County Pride Planning Committee starting with this first introductory meeting. If you are interested in helping plan our Pride Festival and the four other events we host that weekend then this committee is for you. VC Pride is DCVC’s largest event of the year and all proceeds raised goes to fund the Community Resource Center. Any skill set is welcome. Here are some areas we will use your special talents in. Fundraising, entertainment, advertising and graphic design, vendor outreach, organization, volunteers, etc. Join us…

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May 2018

Farm Worker Housing Camarillo Group

May 1 @ 8:30 am
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1st Tuesday every *other* month.
Community room at Casa Velasquez, 257 Fulton St.
Camarillo, CA United States
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Camarillo: Meets the first Tuesday of the month, every other month (odd-numbered months only) from 8:30 to 10 a.m. in the community room at Casa Velasquez, 257 Fulton St. Email us at info@housefarmworkers.org to confirm meeting dates.

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MAY DAY: Really, Really FREE Market and Workshops

May 1 @ 3:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Alma Rose, 260 S Surfside Drive
Port Hueneme, CA United States
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MAY DAY: Really, Really FREE Market and Workshops Give what you can, take what you need! FREE food, clothes, books, and more! Learn from a series of workshops that have started and will continue beyond May Day A featured workshop this year at our 'REALLY REALLY FREE MARKET' happening on May 1st(May Day), is Medic Training by the @frontlinemedics , a collective of medically trained Women of Color committed to providing our communities of resistance with aid and support. Frontline Medics will present to us training that covers * Surviving…

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Boys Junior High Free After School Urban Farming

May 1 @ 3:30 pm - May 2 @ 5:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 3:30pm on Tuesday, repeating until May 3, 2022

Restore Ventura, 572 N. Ventura Ave
Ventura, CA 93001 United States
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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.

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VC Legal Clinic

May 1 @ 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 4:00pm on day First of the month, repeating until December 3, 2020

An event every month that begins at 4:00pm on day Third of the month, repeating until August 15, 2019

Ventura County Legal Aid, Inc. is here to help on the first and third Tuesdays of the month 4 to 7 p.m.at the Ventura County Law Library. Last walk-ins accepted at 6:15. Attorneys are available during these times on a first-come, first-served basis, to provide free legal advice to those who qualify based on income.

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Rainbow Study Zone

May 1 @ 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

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TAG: Teen Advisory Group at E.P. Foster Library

May 1 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 5:00pm on day First of the month, repeating until May 7, 2020

An event every month that begins at 5:00pm on day Third of the month, repeating until October 19, 2021

E.P. Foster Library, 651 East Main Street
Ventura, CA 93001 United States
Free

TAG (Teen Advisory Group) meets every month on the 1st and 3rd Tuesday of the month. Now is the time to join TAG, if you want to share ideas, meet new people and have a great time shaping the library teen program. Members duties include promoting / co-hosting teen events & participating in library activities. Members also provide general feedback on various aspects of the teen programs: reviewing books, movies, music and other media plus suggestions for the Teen Collection. Active members will get credit towards School Community Services Hours…

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Diversity Toastmasters Club Meeting

May 1 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 6:00pm on day First of the month, repeating until July 3, 2018

An event every month that begins at 6:00pm on day Third of the month, repeating until August 21, 2018

One event on August 7, 2018 at 6:00pm

Diversity Collective VC, 2471 Portola Road
Ventura, CA 93003 United States
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Diversity Collective is proud to announce the launch of Diversity Toastmasters Club starting April 3rd, 6:00 PM here at the Community Resource Center. Public presentation and speaking skills are an important aspect of leadership and social accomplishment. Anyone with anything important to say will need to be able to say it powerfully and effectively in public at some point in their career and Toastmasters is here to help. Toastmasters provides an encouraging, positive, and inclusive environment where people work together to practice and develop communication and leadership skills resulting in…

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Surfrider Foundation Monthly Meeting

May 1 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
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First Tuesday of the month.
Patagonia, Inc., 235 W Santa Clara St
Ventura, CA United States
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A vibrant chapter that comprises volunteers interested in all aspects of beach and ocean protection. Check out their campaigns Come join us for our monthly meeting. Catch up on events, chat with members and volunteers, and eat some pizza!

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Showing Up for Racial Justice-Ventura County (SURJ-VC)

May 1 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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An event every month that begins at 7:00pm on day First of the month, repeating until November 1, 2022

An event every month that begins at 7:00pm on day Third of the month, repeating until March 16, 2021

Courtyard Room of the WAV Bldg, 175 S Ventura Ave
Ventura, CA United States
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Organizing white people to show up for racial justice through community organizing, mobilizing and education. Meets monthly on the first and third Tuesday.  For locations and meeting information, follow SURJ-VC on Facebook.  Newcomer Orientation begins at 6:30pm. Occasionally meetings will change locations so SURJ members can support political actions.

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Work/Play Day at Community Roots Garden

May 2 @ 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

Free

"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…

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Paws for Reading at Meiners Oaks Library

May 2 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
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An event every month that begins at 3:00pm on day First of the month, repeating until June 6, 2018

An event every month that begins at 3:00pm on day Third of the month, repeating indefinitely

Meiners Oaks Library, 114 North Padre
Ojai, CA 93023 United States
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Lindsey Boubel and her basset hound George will visit the Meiners Oaks Library every first and third Wednesday from 1 to 2 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 can feel more comfortable because there is no pressure or fear of getting it wrong. It is a safe place…

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ALL GIRLS Junior High Free After School Urban Farming

May 2 @ 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

Restore Ventura, 572 N. Ventura Ave
Ventura, CA 93001 United States
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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.

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LGBTQ Clinical based support group

May 2 @ 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, 1030 North Ventura Roud
Oxnard, California 93030
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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

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Our Stories Matter Discussion Series

May 2 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
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An event every month that begins at 5:30pm on day First of the month, repeating until May 2, 2018

Our Stories Matter Discussion Series Kick-Off December 6, 2017 at 5:30pmIn response to the disturbing increase in fascist and white supremacist activity and related militia presence locally, nationally, and internationally, the Centers for Multicultural Engagement (CME) and Integrative Studies (CIS) are co-sponsoring a monthly speaker/discussion series entitled Our Stories Matter.This discussion series will consist of focused interdisciplinary evidence-based perspectives—at least two at each—presented by CI faculty and/or invited experts who will speak on and discuss specific topics related to fascism, white supremacy, current events (local to global), in the context of CI’s stated…

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Westside Community Council General Meeting

May 2 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 6:30pm on day First of the month, repeating until November 3, 2021

Bell Arts Factory, 432 N Ventura Ave
Ventura, CA 93001 United States
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The Westside Community Council meets the first Wednesday of every month at 6:30 p.m. in the Janet Addison Community Room at Bell Arts Factory, 432 North Ventura Avenue, Ventura, CA 93001 Doors open/networking at 6 p.m. Spanish/English interpretation available. Everyone welcome! Mission: The Westside Community Council is a group of dedicated volunteers that live or work in the area known as the Westside. Since May 1994 we have been actively working to create a better, safer neighborhood in which to live, work, and raise our families. We are an organized,…

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

May 2 @ 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

Alma Rose, 260 S Surfside Drive
Port Hueneme, CA United States
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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…

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Munch at the Museum

May 3 @ 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

Museum of Ventura County, 100 East Main
Ventura, CA 93001 United States
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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.

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Downtown Oxnard’s First Thursdays Food Trucks

May 3 @ 5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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An event every month that begins at 5:30pm on day First of the month, repeating until July 4, 2019

Plaza Park Downtown Oxnard, 500 S C St,
Oxnard, CA 93030 United States
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First Thursdays returns for a new season of great eats in 2018. Along with some of your favorite gourmet trucks, there will be music, and outdoor fun in Historic Plaza Park, from 5:30 to 9:30 p.m.

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Diversity Collective Ventura County Mixer

May 3 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 6:00pm on day First of the month, repeating indefinitely

$10

Diversity Collective Ventura County promotes advocacy, education, and mental and physical health for the LGBTQ community in Ventura County, via our community resource center, programs and community events. We are the parent organization of Ventura County Pride, AIDS Walk Ventura and The Diversity Gala. All proceeds raised through fundraising efforts go to fund DCVC and it's community programs. The first Thursday of every month is the DCVC (Diversity Collective Ventura County) Mixer, from 6-8pm,  Location changes every month. Check the Diversity Collective Ventura County website for details

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Thrive LGBTQ Community Meeting

May 3 @ 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

Diversity Collective VC, 2471 Portola Road
Ventura, CA 93003 United States
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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…

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Democratic Socialists of America Chapter Meeting

May 3 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 6:30pm on day First of the month, repeating until August 6, 2020

Oxnard Cultural Heritage Center, 141 W. 5th st
Oxnard, CA 93030 United States
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Join the real resistance and help us create a new vision! Democratic Socialists believe that both the economy and society should be run democratically to meet human needs, not to make profits for a few. We are a political and activist organization, not a party; through campus and community-based chapters DSA members use a variety of tactics, from legislative to direct action, to fight for reforms that empower working people.

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First Friday

May 4 @ 1:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 1:00pm on day First of the month, repeating until April 2, 2021

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First Friday's goal is to promote the appreciation and sales of art in a relaxed, supportive and fun environment. Each month, visual fine art spaces in downtown and midtown Ventura offer a variety of special entertainment to compliment the collectible artworks on display. Demonstrations, lectures, music, and performance provide an opportunity for everyone to share in this unique Ventura cultural experience. Join Ventura’s vibrant arts community for a gallery crawl through town every first Friday of the month. First Friday’s goal is to promote the appreciation and sales of art in…

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Cruise Night

May 4 @ 5:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 5:00pm on day First of the month, repeating until October 5, 2018

Cruise Night Hosted by Universalist Unitarian Church of Santa Paula The first Santa Paula Cruise Night of 2018 is Friday, April 6. We have been hosting these for three years, offering tours of our Historic Church, including the opportunity to ring the bell. We have a table under a pop up tent in front of the church, greeting passersby, talking about our congregation and its programs and having literature available. We are usually there from about 5 PM until sundown. Cruise Night is held on the first Friday of each month…

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