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January 2018

Surfrider Beach Cleanup

January 27 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am
C Street / Surfer’s Point Ventura, CA United States + Google Map

each month. 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…

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Carnegie Art Museum Free Family Day

January 28 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Carnegie Art Museum, 424 South C Street
Oxnard, CA 93030 United States
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Spend an afternoon exploring, creating and letting your imagination soar.  Drop in for free, hands-on family fun.  Families with children of all ages and abilities are welcome.  Materials are provided. For more information info@carnegieam.org or 805.385.8171 ​​No reservations required and admission is FREE for the whole family. 

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Kid’s Garden Brigade

January 29 @ 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
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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Boys Junior High Free After School Urban Farming

January 30 @ 3:30 pm - January 31 @ 5:00 pm
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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Work/Play Day at Community Roots Garden

January 31 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Community Roots Garden, North Oxnard United Methodist Church, 1801 Joliet Place
Oxnard, CA United States
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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. Contact us at (805) 616-2326 or communityrootsgarden@gmail.com, or check us out on Facebook!

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ALL GIRLS Junior High Free After School Urban Farming

January 31 @ 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
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

January 31 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
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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SWAN Book Club

January 31 @ 7:00 pm

Mark your calendars for the first book club meeting of the year. In keeping with our quarterly focus, we’ll be discussing “The New Jim Crow” by Michelle Alexander. Book club is always an enlightening and fun evening. Location is to be announced. Please check back on the SWAN webpage Description Suburban Women’s Advocacy Network (SWAN) - Our mission is to inspire, support and mobilize suburban women towards activism and advocacy for the rights of marginalized communities and the issues related to them. We curate a Facebook group that is designed…

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February 2018

Munch at the Museum

February 1 @ 11:30 am - 1:30 pm
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.

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Thrive LGBTQ Community Meeting

February 1 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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

February 1 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
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

February 2 @ 1:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Downtown Ventura Ventura, CA United States + Google Map

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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Rainbow Umbrella-Friday meetings

February 2 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Diversity Collective VC, 2471 Portola Road
Ventura, CA 93003 United States
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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

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PROGRESSIVE SOCIABLES HAPPY HOUR DEMS & INDIE’S 45up+

February 2 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Sumo Sushi, 1490 E Daily
Camarillo, CA 93010 United States
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Open to all Liberals, Progressives, Dems and Independents! Solo singles, Dating Couples, Married couples, and all sexual preferences--WHO VOTE DEM 4 CLIMATE AND NEVER TRUMP! We have supported both HILLARY AND BERNIE! NOW UNITE TO DUMP TRUMP!OUR MEMBERS ARE 45+ but younger friends/family are welcome as guests. PROGRESSIVE SOCIABLES IS A  FUN HAPPY HOUR GROUP FOR FUNNY AND SERIOUS DEM VOTERS.  ENJOY DRINKS, FOOD & FUN  LIKE MINDED FRIENDSHIP! ...LETS UNITE AND TALK ABOUT HOW THE COUNTRY CAN BEAT TRUMP!! AS HE COULD SET BACK PARIS CLIMATE TREATY AND ALL OBAMA'S  SOCIAL…

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Work/Play Day at Community Roots Garden

February 3 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Community Roots Garden, North Oxnard United Methodist Church, 1801 Joliet Place
Oxnard, CA United States
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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." Wednesdays at 1:00 pm is volunteer work day Saturdays is the volunteer chief program. Find more info here Contact us…

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Volunteer Chief Program

February 3 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Community Roots Garden, 1801 Joliet Place, North Oxnard United Methodist Church
Oxnard, CA 93030 United States
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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.

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Open Farm 1st Saturdays

February 3 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Come explore our organic farm... Learn about our operations and community involvement... Get your hands in the dirt and connect with the land in new and exciting ways... The Abundant Table's Open Farm 1st Saturdays are a way for the wider community to connect deeply with the farm and its mission. Come learn and explore. Volunteer your time and labor. Learn more about our ecological justice, environmental stewardship and farm education programs for youth and their families. First Saturdays beginning January 6th, 2018 10:00 am - 12:00 pm The Abundant…

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One Billion Rising Santa Paula

February 3 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Santa Paula Community Center, 530 West Main
Santa Paula, 93060 United States
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Save the date for the Fifth Anniversary of Santa Paula's One Billion Rising event! It will be held at the Community Center on Saturday, February 3, 2018 fro 2-4 PM. ONE BILLION RISING REVOLUTION 2018: “SOLIDARITY” RISE! RESIST! UNITE! The magnitude of women’s suffering continues to generate creative and political resistance in the One Billion Rising movement like we have never seen before. What began as a worldwide creative dance protest is emerging as a collective creative resistance using art and solidarity as powerful tools for protest against all forms…

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“Free First Sundays” at the Museum(s)

February 4 @ 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
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The first Sunday of every month offers free admission at both the Museum of Ventura County (in Ventura) and the Agriculture Museum (in Santa Paula). In addition to gallery exhibitions, look for additional activities for the entire family. Activities may include arts and crafts or live performances that relate to our current exhibits. Free Sunday activities are recommended for children 6 years and older. Museum of Ventura County 100 East Main Street Ventura, CA 93001 805.653.0323 Agriculture Museum 926 Railroad Avenue Santa Paula, CA 93060 805.525.3100

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Veterans for Peace Ventura County, Monthly Meeting

February 4 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
North Oxnard United Methodist Church, 1801 Joliet Place
Oxnard, CA United States
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Veterans for Peace is an educational and humanitarian non-profit organization dedicated to the abolishment of war.  The Ventura County Chapter (VCVFP, chapter 112) was founded in August 2004. Chapter 112 has as a primary project the formidable educational task of introducing and disclosing military alternatives to local area high school youth. The chapter proudly funds annual high school scholarships to participating seniors.

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Fundraiser at Mod Pizza, Newbury Park

February 5 @ 10:30 am - 10:00 pm
Mod Pizza, Newbury Park, pin Hide Map 1015 Broadbeck Dr G
Newbury Park, CA United States
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All day long! at Mod Pizza, Newbury Park/Thousand Oaks. Mention the Conejo Valley PRIDE fundraiser at the register, and 20% of your bill will be donated to--guess what!--Conejo Valley PRIDE Festival 2018. Woo hoo! Special meet and greet with the CVP Executive Board from 6 to 8 p.m. Nod to the Mod: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JeIN_xXusxA

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Kid’s Garden Brigade

February 5 @ 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
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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Gender Zone Meeting

February 5 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Diversity Collective VC, 2471 Portola Road
Ventura, CA 93003 United States
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TRANS ALLIANCE VENTURA Support for those identifying as transgender, gender non-binary, or questioning their gender. Meets the first Monday of the month @ The Community Resource Center located at 2471 Portola Road, Ventura, CA 93003 Call 805-861-4793 or email transallianceventura@gmail.com

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Boys Junior High Free After School Urban Farming

February 6 @ 3:30 pm - February 7 @ 5:00 pm
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

February 6 @ 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm

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

February 6 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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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Surfrider Foundation Monthly Meeting

February 6 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
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)

February 6 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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

February 7 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Community Roots Garden, North Oxnard United Methodist Church, 1801 Joliet Place
Oxnard, CA United States
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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. Contact us at (805) 616-2326 or communityrootsgarden@gmail.com, or check us out on Facebook!

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ALL GIRLS Junior High Free After School Urban Farming

February 7 @ 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
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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