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April 2018

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

April 17 @ 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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Juvenile Justice System Discussion

April 17 @ 7:00 pm
Create Studio, 31840 Village Center Road
Westlake Villaage, CA United States
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SWAN Monthly Forum Join us for part III in our quarterly focus on Criminal Justice reform. This month we will host Harry Grammer, a fellow Impact Maker to Watch. Harry is the founder of New Earth, providing mentor-based arts, educational, and vocational programs that empower juvenile justice system involved youth ages 13-25 to transform their lives, move toward positive, healthier life choices, and realize their full potential as contributing members of our community. He will be discussing the LA Juvenile Justice system (the largest in the world), as well as…

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Work/Play Day at Community Roots Garden

April 18 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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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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Citrus Harvest in Ojai

April 18 @ 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Free

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. This opportunity is open to volunteers 5 years old and older, though children under 16 years old…

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ALL GIRLS Junior High Free After School Urban Farming

April 18 @ 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

April 18 @ 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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Green Party Meeting

April 18 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 6:30pm on day Third of the month, repeating until October 16, 2019

Bell Arts Factory, 432 N Ventura Ave
Ventura, CA 93001 United States

Regular monthly meeting of the Green Party of Ventura County. Our meetings are open to everyone. Our county party is committed to the Ten Key Values of the Green Party of California: ecological wisdom, sustainability, social justice, grassroots democracy, respect for diversity, decentralization, community-based economics, non-violence, local and global responsibility and feminism. greenpartyvcc@gmail.com

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

April 18 @ 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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POSTPONED Walkability, Housing & PlaceMaking in Oxnard and Ventura County

April 18 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 7:00pm on day Third of the month, repeating until April 18, 2018

Elks Lodge, 2126 Knoll Dr
Ventura, CA 93003-7304 United States
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We explore what it takes to make great downtowns and how to apply the principles we learn to downtown Oxnard, Ventura and other VC cities. Walkability, housing and placemaking issues are central to the discussion and we will explore case studies and contemporary literature to learn what works and how we can apply what we learn to our local towns and communities. We will start with introductions and perhaps a YouTube or two. Then launch into thoughtful conversation about what we viewed and how it applies to downtown Oxnard (of…

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Munch at the Museum

April 19 @ 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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Carnegie Art Museum Book Club

April 19 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
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An event every month that begins at 6:00pm on day Third of the month, repeating until January 21, 2021

Carnegie Art Museum, 424 South C Street
Oxnard, CA 93030 United States
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Join fellow art and book lovers at our next CAM Book Club discussion. Book selections focus on making connections with art and history inspired by current exhibitions and the museum's permanent collection. Club activities include an early evening book discussion held the third Thursday of the month. $5 / members free UPCOMING DISCUSSIONS April 19, 2018- Sing, Unburied, Sing: A Novel by Jesmyn Ward May 17, 2018 - Pachinko by Min Jin Lee Past book selections include: Randy Lopez Goes Home by Rudolfo Anaya A Little Life by Hanya Yanagihara Lillian Boxfish takes…

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Thrive LGBTQ Community Meeting

April 19 @ 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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Ffluid Monthly Meeting

April 19 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 7:00pm on day Third of the month, repeating until February 16, 2023

United Church of Christ, 370 Royal Ave
Simi Valley, CA 93065 United States
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FFLUID (formerly Simi Valley chapter of PFLAG)  is dedicated to offering “streams” of unconditional love, heartfelt support and quality resources to members of the LGBTQ+ community, their families and friends.

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Ojai Community Council Series

April 19 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 7:00pm on day Third of the month, repeating until May 17, 2018

The Ojai Foundation, 9739 Ojai-Santa Paula Road
Ojai, CA United States
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Come join together in circle for story-sharing, grief tending, and meaningful connection in these times of challenge, change and renewal. Council is a circle-based practice with roots in cultures around the world. It fosters attentive listening and authentic expression, through listening and speaking from the heart as we share our stories in community. This practice affords us the opportunity to find our collective wisdom, compassion for our shared humanity, and service to a story larger than just our own. Councils will be facilitated by TOF Co-Directors, Brendan Clarke and Shay…

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The Abundant Table’s Farm Friday

April 20 @ 7:00 am - 11:30 pm
The Abundant Table, 1012 West Ventura
Camarillo, CA 93010 United States
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April 20th, 2018 is #FarmFriday, a day to honor the hard work of our farmers by investing in your local food systems. We'd like you to donate and help us reach our goal of raising $5000. Watch our Facebook and Instagram pages throughout the week for incentives, prizes, reminders, and messages you can share with your communities. Help us spread the word, and get ready to donate on #FarmFriday! Donate $50 or more to receive one ticket to our Earth Day Party on the Farm Donate $350 and receive a ticket…

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Indigenous Knowledge Conference 2018: Equity!

April 20 @ 8:00 am - 3:30 pm
Oxnard College Performing Arts Auditorium, 4000 S Rose Ave
Oxnard, CA United States
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Indigenous Knowledge Conference 2018: EQUITY! This year we welcome two dynamic presenters to inform and entertain you with discourse and dance. Celebrated Zapotec writer, historian, and linguist, Victor Cata, who lives in Oaxaca, will be coming to our conference to talk about sexual equity. Famed "Ambassador of Muxes in the Exterior", Maritza Sanchez, will share her experiences with you as a Muxe (a third gender in the Zapotec community) from Oaxaca, living in California. This year's conference promises to bring you new information about who we are and how to…

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National Day of Action Against Gun Violence in Schools

April 20 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
800 S Victoria, 2258 Foster Avenue
Ventura, CA 93001 United States
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For this event, the hosts will be providing the signs — so just bring yourself and your friends. We ask that you dress in BLACK to show our united support for the end of GUN VIOLENCE. We will ALSO give you a strip of ORANGE cloth to be worn as an armband or a headband. (We encourage you to wear the orange band all day long.) We invite you to join us at 10 AM -- in coordination with school walk-outs and rallies taking place nationally on April 20, 2018,…

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Socialist Party of Ventura County – February General Meeting

April 20 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Moorpark Pizza Company, 4223 Tierra Rejada
Moorpark, CA 93021 United States
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The Socialist Party of Ventura County will be hosting our February General Meeting - Friday, February 23rd @ 4:00pm. We will be discussing various actions and activities for the coming month, in addition to our general report session. The complete meeting agenda will be provided at the event. These meetings are open to the public, and we look forward to seeing you there! In Solidarity, Socialist Party of Ventura County, Events Coordinating Committee

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Rainbow Umbrella-Friday meetings

April 20 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 5:30pm on Friday, repeating indefinitely

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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Food Truck Fridays (Ventura)

April 20 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Pacific View Mall, 3301 E Main St
Ventura, CA United States
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The county’s largest food truck event featuring live music and free kids’ activities

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Storytelling Goes to Prison: Storytelling Changing LIVES

April 20 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Conejo Valley Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, 3327 Old Conejo Road
Newbury Park, CA 91320 United States
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Come and hear Storyteller Extraordinaire, Michael D McCarty STORYTELLING GOES TO PRISON: THE ART OF STORYTELLING CHANGING LIVES "In 2014 the Arts in Corrections program that ran successfully in the 90’s was revived and Michael was asked to participate. He couldn’t wait to go to prison. It’s been an amazing experience and he’ll tell us all about it!" Program is free, but donation of $10-15 is greatly appreciated to support our work. Hosted by Conejo Valley Unitarian Universalist Fellowship and Cvuuf Community Forum

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Super RUN

April 21 @ 8:00 am - 11:00 am
San Buenaventura State Beach, 901 San Pedro
Ventura, CA 93001 United States
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WE HAVE OUR FIRST FUND RAISER PLANNED and hope you will support us! We are participating as Team Family Promise 2018 in the upcoming Ventura Galactic Heroes Super Run on 21 April at the Ventura State Beach (see the attached Fact Sheet). The walk/run is only 5 Km (3.1 miles) and is geared toward families. Runners are encouraged to dress up as their favorite super heroes and have fun! There is a 100 yard run for kids under 8 yrs old (all get a medal) and kids under 5 ”run”…

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Free Conference for Social Justice in Education

April 21 @ 8:00 am - 2:00 pm
CSU Channel Islands Camarillo, CA United States + Google Map

Join us the 10th Annual Conference for Social Justice in Education The Courts, the Schools, and Social Justice Keynote Address: Honorable Michele M. Castillo SAT, APR. 21, 2018 from 8am-2pm at CSU Channel Islands in the Grand Salon To register, visit: go.csuci.edu/soju 2018 Theme: The Courts, the Schools, and Social Justice Keynote Address: Honorable Michele M. Castillo The purpose of the annual event is to showcase the social justice oriented work being done in and around schools and community organizations in the region, to network with others who believe in the…

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4th Annual Stronger Families, Safer Kids 5K

April 21 @ 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
VCCF Nonprofit Center, 4001 Mission Oaks Blvd
Camarillo, CA 93010 United States
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The Partnership is proud to announce that we are hosting our fourth annual “Stronger Families, Safer Kids” 5K fundraiser. April is National Child Abuse Prevention and Sexual Assault Awareness Month, our 5K will be held on Saturday, April 21, 2018. The Partnership and our members recognize the impact that child abuse and neglect has on families and communities. Child abuse and neglect can have enduring physical, intellectual, and psychological repercussions into adolescence and adulthood. All types of child abuse and neglect have long lasting effects throughout life, damaging a child’s…

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Work/Play Day at Community Roots Garden

April 21 @ 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

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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Volunteer Chief Program

April 21 @ 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, 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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Ventura Wildlife Ponds – Community Volunteer Day!

April 21 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 9:00am on day Third of the month, repeating until November 19, 2022

Ventura Harbor Wetlands, 1400 Spinnaker Drive
Ventura, CA 93001-2418 United States
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Resource Conservation Partners (RCP),  a local non-profit organization in Ventura, CA. RCP’s purpose is to restore, conserve, protect, and monitor our natural resources. Help RCP  and our community to restore the Ventura Harbor Ecological Reserve, to its native habitat. Most of the natural wetland areas of southern California have been lost to urbanization. This site provides important habitat for many native plants and animal species. Unfortunately several non-native plants have become established at the site and have degraded the habitat. We're working to remove non-native plants, such as iceplant. Please join us…

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Ventura’s Earth Day Eco Fest

April 21 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Plaza Park, Ventura, 651 W. Thompson Blvd.
Ventura, CA United States
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Ventura's Earth Day Eco Fest Fun, FREE community Earth Day Celebration with all day live music and entertainment, over 100 green vendors, kids zone with recycled crafts & face paint, food trucks, all day free YOGA, green cars and more Schedule Main Stage: 10 – 10:45 Pacific Sound 11:15 – 12:00 Grace Fellows 12:30 – 1:15 Anchor and Bear 1:45 – 2:30 Sea at Last 3:00 – 4:00 Jade Hendrix Gazebo Stage: 11:00 – 1:00 Vine Artist Collective showcase 1 – 1:45 Shelby Figueroa 2 – 4 environmental speakers Main…

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Ojai Earth Day 2018

April 21 @ 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Libbey Park Ojai, CA United States + Google Map

Save the date for this fun, family-friendly, inspiring, educational event! Co sponsored by the Ojai Valley Green Coalition Earth Day event in Libbey Park Will feature alternative housing! NEWS ARTICLE ABOUT THE SPECIAL EVENT By Perry Van Houten, Ojai Valley News reporter Ojai's Earth Day celebration April 21 should be both entertaining and educational, according to organizers. The event, is held in Libbey Park in downtown Ojai, will feature speakers, vendors, live music and children's activities. “It'll be a hands-on interactive opportunity for kids and adults,” said organizer Tim Nafziger of…

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Work/Play Day at Community Roots Garden

April 21 @ 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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