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January 2018

Volunteer Chief Program

January 13 @ 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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Work Party & Veggie Swap

January 13 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Restore Ventura, 572 N. Ventura Ave
Ventura, CA 93001 United States
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Join us for our monthly second Saturday of every month Work Party & Veggie Swap. Saturday December 9th from 9am-noon Open invite to all who want to support The Restore Garden & The Kids Garden Brigade program. Mission We are a non-profit that works to Educate, Mentor, and Equip families in need.

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VC Art Market

January 13 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Mission Park, 185 E Santa Clara Street
Ventura, CA 93001 United States
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It's the Second Saturday of the month, that means it's time for the VC Art Market to set up shop @ Figueroa Plaza and Main Street. Right next to Mission Park in beautiful downtown Ventura. Come on down Saturday from 10am-4pm. The VC Art Market is Ventura's first and only outdoor art gallery. Each month we feature 15+ of Ventura's local, urban artists of all mediums and genres. You will not want to miss the September VC Art Market. Follow us on Instagram @vcartmarket Questions? Message the admin, call/text Christina…

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East Ventura County Concerned Collective

January 13 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Conejo Valley Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, 3327 Old Conejo Road
Newbury Park, CA 91320 United States
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Hello everyone. Hope you all enjoy a wonderful labor day weekend as we greet fall and PSL season -_- . The 2nd Saturday of the month is coming up so we will be meeting. We have a lot of updates and progress to be made with EVC3's Know Your Rights Street Team and LGBTQ+ Pride Planning. See you all soon

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Film “Selma”

January 13 @ 2:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Oxnard Public Library

This award-winning film depicts the courage it took for Dr. King and African-American activists to fight for the right to vote.

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Rainbow Comedy Show

January 13 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
The Ventura Harbor Comedy Club, 1559 Spinnaker Drive, Suite 205
Ventura, CA United States
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$15

The 2nd Thursday of the month (Check website to confirm!), 7-9pm....Rainbow Comedy Show! Jennie McNulty is the MC. Along with: Diana Yanez (toured w/ Margaret Cho, winner NY fringe Festival one woman show, Tons of TV and Commercials) Also Vicki Wagner. (Award winning TV show "Brash Babble with Vicki Wagner," Author of "How to Market Yourself for Love". And our own Local Ojai comic....Rebecca Barnhardt. Call the club for a table reservation (or to confirm the event) at: 805-644-1500. Tickets are $15, but say Rainbow and tix are $10. Doors open…

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Immigrant Rights – Education for Allies

January 13 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Conejo Valley Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, 3327 Old Conejo Road
Newbury Park, CA 91320 United States
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• Current immigration news and developments • Common solutions to various immigration issues • Know-Your-Rights (basic rights available to all people, regardless of immigration status) Q & A Panel: Rafael Torres, III, Álvaro J. de Regil, and Julie Diaz Martinez Rafael Torres, III is an immigration attorney at The Torres Law Firm, APLC, in Simi Valley, and a member of the steering committee for the local immigrants’ rights group Buen Vecino (“Good Neighbor”). A graduate of Loyola Law School and California Lutheran University, he has successfully represented clients in applications…

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The Ojai Raptor Center New Volunteer Orientation

January 14 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Ojai Raptor Center, 145 West Roblar
Ojai, 93023
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Please see our website. Ojairaptorcenter.org for more information. Call (805) 649-6884 ojairaptorcenter@gmail.com We are a state and federally licensed 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to the rehabilitation and release of sick, injured, or orphaned birds of prey and other wildlife located in Ojai, CA. Beyond rehabilitation, education is one of our main priorities. Through our outreach Wildlife Education Program and our education ambassadors (non-releasable resident birds of prey) we teach the public about different species of raptors, their environments and how we can help protect them. Contact the center for more volunteer info

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DRAG QUEEN Bingo

January 14 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Paddy’s, 2 W Main St
Ventura, CA 93001 United States
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Come show your PRIDE at Drag Queen Bingo hosted by the ever so lovely Ruby Diamond at our very own Paddy's! Fantastic prizes every round along with bingo fun and Ruby zingers to keep you entertained! Every month proceeds will benefit a local nonprofit

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Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

January 15
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MLK Celebration

January 15
Oxnard Performing Arts and Convention Center, 800 Hobson Way
Oxnard, CA United States
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Ventura County's 32ND annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Day celebration Hosted by Martin Luther King, Jr. Committee of Ventura County

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Ojai MLK day

January 15 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
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Run and organized by a wonderful group of locals in our Ojai community. Come join us in celebration! Hosted by Martin Luther King Day OJAI

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Kid’s Garden Brigade

January 15 @ 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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Final Canvass to Stop Oxnard Oil Wells!

January 16 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
‘Centro Mujer” 4225 Saviers Rd., Oxnard CA, 93033

CANVASS WITH US! Food & Water Watch (FWW) and Citizens for Responsible Oil and Gas (CFROG) are partnering to demand a full environmental impact study for the proposed expansion of the Cabrillo Oil Field in Oxnard, CA! The 4 new proposed oil and gas wells will increase air pollution and truck traffic near residents' homes and within a 2-mile distance of 9 schools, including Oxnard College! Oxnard's community (85% people of color) is already burdened with the over-use of chemicals, pesticides, and increased air pollution! No Study, No More Oil…

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Boys Junior High Free After School Urban Farming

January 16 @ 3:30 pm - January 17 @ 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

January 16 @ 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

January 16 @ 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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Showing Up for Racial Justice-Ventura County (SURJ-VC)

January 16 @ 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

January 17 @ 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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Suburban Women’s Advocacy Network (SWAN) Sign-Making Party

January 17 @ 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Create Studio, 31840 Village Center Road
Westlake Villaage, CA United States
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Drop in anytime 3-6pm and utilize any/all materials to get your sign ready for the Women’s March! We’ll have poster boards and all kinds of ideas and materials available. It’s a fun and inspirational way to set your intentions for the March. $5 studio fee.

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ALL GIRLS Junior High Free After School Urban Farming

January 17 @ 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 17 @ 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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Oxnard City Council: Third Public Hearing on District Elections

January 17 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Oxnard City Hall Council Chamber, 305 West Third Street
Oxnard, CA United States
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The Oxnard City Council will be hosting their third in a series of Public Hearings regarding District Elections! Come on out to learn about the implementation of Council Districts and the preliminary maps that have been proposed! Give feedback on communities of interest that you believe should be grouped together. Website: https://www.oxnard.org/districts/ Timeline: https://www.oxnard.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/12/Timeline-Key-Dates-Web-Dec14-English.pdf Agenda: http://oxnard.granicus.com/DocumentViewer.php?file=oxnard_16d9b226b9b3f250e66e3a9564e564ce.pdf&view=1 Preliminary Maps: https://www.oxnard.org/draft-district-maps/ Interactive Maps of Proposed Districts: http://www.arcgis.com/apps/View/index.html?appid=0d19c1c2b61d44b280602d1ab0bab890

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Munch at the Museum

January 18 @ 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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Carnegie Art Museum Book Club

January 18 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
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 Past book selections include: Randy Lopez Goes Home by Rudolfo Anaya A Little Life by Hanya Yanagihara Lillian Boxfish takes a Walk by Kathleen Rooner The Carnegie Building, and the Art Museum it houses, are vital to the visual…

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Thrive LGBTQ Community Meeting

January 18 @ 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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Ffluid Monthly Meeting

January 18 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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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Community Lecture – “Impacts & Management of the Thomas Fire”

January 18 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Ventura Land Trust, 3451 Foothill Road
Ventura, CA 93001 United States
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On the evening of Thursday., Jan. 18, 2018, Ventura Land Trust (VLT) will host a community lecture entitled “No Doubting Thomas: The Impacts, Management, and World after the Thomas Fire” at the Poinsettia Pavilion, 3451 Foothill Rd., Ventura. Beginning at 7 p.m., the first in our 2018 Environmental Speaker Series, will he led by Dr. Sean Anderson, Departmental Chair of the Environmental Science and Resource Management Program at of California State University Channel Islands. Dr. Anderson, a highly-esteemed and broadly trained ecologist and conservation biologist with dual BAs from UCSB,…

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Rainbow Umbrella-Friday meetings

January 19 @ 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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Food Truck Fridays (Ventura)

January 19 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Pacific View Mall, 3301 E Main St
Ventura, CA United States
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Get more information on Facebook.

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