October 16, 2015
22nd De Colores Art Show: Campesinas
October 17, 2015 through February 28, 2016

SANTA PAULA, CA – The Santa Paula Art Museum is pleased to present The 22nd De Colores Art Show: Campesinas, opening with a reception on Saturday, October 17, 2015 from 2:00 to 5:00 p.m. The De Colores Art Show is an annual group exhibition and celebration of Latino culture, heritage and iconography. The opening reception will feature live, traditional Mexican folk music by Trio Guadalajara. Admission to the reception is $4.00 for adults, $3.00 for seniors, and free for museum members and students.

Founded in 1992 by artist and musician Xavier Montes, the purpose of the De Colores Art Show is to communicate and celebrate the diversity of the Latino experience through art. The show has also long-endeavored to bring awareness to important issues including the farmworker struggle. A large majority of farmworkers in California are Latino, and at least one-third of California farmworkers are women. This year’s De Colores Art Show illustrates the unique experience of campesinas (female farmworkers) in California and Ventura County.

Montes, who as curator defined the theme of this year's show, was inspired by the aunt who raised him. “When I see women working in the fields, I think of Carmen, my mother (aunt), who picked walnuts and cut apricots,” says Montes. “The work that female farmworkers do is extremely difficult and I wanted to acknowledge their work, their lives, and their struggle.” Artists were invited to consider the many roles of female farmworkers both in the fields and at home. The resulting group of works are bold and meaningful, and are a stunning homage to the strength of these hardworking women. The exhibition, which runs through February 28, 2016, has been made possible through the generous support of sponsors Calavo, Clinicas del Camino Real, Guerrero Insurance Services, and La Cabana.

The Santa Paula Art Museum is located at 117 North Tenth Street in downtown Santa Paula. The Museum’s regular hours are Wednesday through Saturday from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., and Sundays from 12:00 to 4:00 p.m. Regular admission is $4.00 for adults, $3.00 for seniors, and is free for museum members and students. For more information, please contact the Museum at (805) 525-5554 or
October 16, 2015
Free Flu Clinic
Free Flu Clinic

Free Flu Clinic at the Santa Paula Community Center on Friday, October 16th from 10am-12pm. Bring your Medicare Part B, Medicare Part D, and any other medical cards with you to this event to receive your Flu and Pneumonia vaccines. The Community Center is located at 530 W. Main St. Call 933-4226 ext. 356 for information.

October 21, 2015
Chamber Mixer
The Santa Paula Chamber of Commerce will hold their monthly mixer on Wednesday, October 21st at 5:30 pm. Fire Station 82 at 536 W Main St. in Santa Paula will be hosting the mixer. Come join us for networking, food and a great time. Admission is $5 at the door. Contact Angela at 805-525-5561 for more information.

November 03, 2015
Free Job & Career Workshops
Location: throughout Ventura County
Contact tel.: 805-204-5171
Contact: Talia Barrera
Free Career Shops For Job Seekers - presented throughout November by the America’s Job Center of California with support from the Workforce Development Board and the Human Services Agency of Ventura County. Career Shop topics include resume writing and job interview techniques. For more job search opportunities, go to Career Shops are offered at no cost to job seekers. Space is limited. Prior registration is required. Call the America’s Job Center of California at 805-204-5171 (west county) or 805-955-2282 (east county) to enroll.
November 13, 2015
Mariachi Festival Fundraiser
Mariachi Festival Fundraiser
It’s here again! On Saturday, November 14th, 2014 the Santa Paula Senior Center will be having 2nd Annual Mariachi Fundraiser to raise funds for the Senior Center. This event will be in the evening and will feature a live Mariachi group along with a catered dinner provided by a local restaurant, we will also be providing a dessert buffet, and raffle prizes. For those interested, alcoholic drinks will be sold. All the proceeds from this fundraiser will go towards providing more services and activities to all seniors that attend our center. Pre-sale tickets will be sold for $45 at the Santa Paula Community Center located at 530 W. Main St. Santa Paula, Ca 93060. For more information please call 933-4226 ext. 356.
November 28, 2015
Santa Paula Christmas Parade
2015 Santa Paula Christmas Parade

Entries are being sought for the 66th annual Optimist Christmas Parade, which will be held Saturday, November 28th, at 10:00 a.m. on Main Street in Santa Paula. The theme for this year is "A Christmas Dinner."
The parade is for the entire community and everyone in the community is invited to participate in the parade, by watching or being a parade entry. Any type of entry is welcome and everyone is asked to join the fun. There are only five judged categories and a VIP non-judged category. The purpose of the parade is to get the community of Santa Paula together to celebrate the holiday season.
Float entries are being sought. Community groups, families, and organizations are encouraged to put together a float. A flatbed truck or trailer, a pickup, a wagon, or any other equipment with wheels work well as a float. This may also include families, friends, businesses, cars, equestrians, and marching groups. Get dressed up or decorated and join the fun. Entertain the community.
A sweepstakes trophy will be given for the best use of the theme. In addition, 1st and 2nd place ribbons will be presented for entries in : Novelty-Youth, Novelty-Adult, Float, Auto, and Equestrian.
Entry forms may be downloaded at:
Entry forms may be picked up at the Santa Paula Times, the Community Services Department office, and the Chamber of Commerce office.
For additional information, or an entry form sent by mail or email, please call my home 525-9439 and leave a message or email
The Optimist Club organizes and sponsors the Christmas Parade using community donations. If you are interested in donating, please mail a check to the Santa Paula Optimist Club, P.O. Box 507, Santa Paula, CA 93061.

Click here to submit an event

Site Search

Tel: 805 525-6048


Call 805 525 1890 to receive the entire paper early. $50.00 for one year.