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July 10 - August 09, 2014
YMCA offers swim programs at Santa Paula High pool
YMCA offers swim programs at Santa Paula High pool
The Ventura Family YMCA is offering swimming programs at the Santa Paula High School Pool. Registrations are continuing at SPHS even as lessons run through August 9th.
The different programs include swim lessons, water fitness classes, and recreational swim hours.
You can sign-up for eight swimming lessons at only $45. Swim with your friends and family during recreational hours at $2.00 per visit, and $40.00 for a Splash Pass, or take a water fitness class for $5.00 per visit.
Registrations are currently happening at Santa Paula High School, the Ventura Family YMCA, 3760 Telegraph Road, Ventura, or online at ciymca.org/ventura
For more information email SP.Aquatics@ciymca.org or call 642-2131 ext 19.


July 24, 2014, 10:00
Medicare Questions???
Medicare Questions???

What is a QIO? Everyone should know the great benefits of a QIO if you are going into the Hospital? Are you maximizing your Prescription Part D plan resources?
Are you new to Medicare? These are a few of the topics that will be covered during our July 24th presentation at the Santa Paula Senior Center. The workshop will be held from 10-11am, there will be light refreshments. COME AND JOIN US!!! The Senior Center is located at 530 W. Main St. Call 933-4226 ext 356 for information.

July 25, 2014, 6:00
Villanova's July BBQ to be 90th Anniversary Kickoff
Villanova Preparatory School of Ojai will kick off the 90th anniversary celebration at the annual Alumni Weekend in July.
Attendees will see a display of archival photos going back to 1924, the year Villanova opened, and see a 1953 promotional film produced by Walter Lance (Woody Woodpecker cartoons) and narrated by Tom Harmon ( Kellogg's cereal spokesman and sports broadcaster in the 1960s-1980s.)

The weekend starts Friday, July 25, with a luau for alumni celebrating 10, 20, 25, 30, 35, 40, 45 and 50 years on the Campus Dining Patio at 6 pm. The fun continues on Saturday when alumni from all classes are invited to campus for a Santa Maria style BBQ.

Saturday's BBQ begins with Mass at 11:30 am in the Cantwell Hall Chapel, followed by an introduction of Villanova's new President Charlie Roy. The BBQ will be served from 12:30 to 2:30 pm.

The Villanova BBQ debuted in the early 1920s soon after the school opened in 1924. It was originally a big bazaar with games and specialty items for sale. According to class of 1955 alum Jim Burke, a young Elizabeth Taylor was once hostess, Shirley Temple also attended one year, and Fred MacMurry used to man a coin-toss booth.

July 27, 2014
10th Annual Hugs, Slurps & Slobbers Adoptathon
Location: Camarillo Animal Shelter
Contact tel.: 818-999-2400
Contact: Joy Nadel
The Ventura County Camarillo Animal Shelter and Rescue Me Inc. are dedicated to finding homes for EVERY ONE of the shelter’s homeless at the Camarillo Animal Shelter in Camarillo, CA from 9am to 4pm.

Adopters receive a FREE gift bag and vet visit; REDUCED adoption fee, microchip and rabies vaccine; and license.

Whether or not you plan to adopt, please come out and support the event by participating in the silent auction, enjoy live music, meet celebs and shop vendors.

Drop off cartridges and cell phones for recycling with Rescue Me Inc. as well as your old jeans. Have any pet beds, blankets, towels, sheets, or pillow cases? Please leave them with the shelter as the fur babies could use some comfort while they are awaiting adoption.

For the health and safety of all animals, only service animals and day of event newly adopted animals will be permitted.
July 28, 2014
Ventura County Fair Announces Agricultural Scholarship Contest
Ventura County Fair Announces Agricultural Scholarship Contest
Contest theme is "The Importance of Agriculture to the Ventura County economy, _natural resource conservation and open space management"

The Ventura County Fair is as educational as it is entertaining. The Fair presents demonstrations, exhibits, and forums for the public to learn about farming,livestock and agriculture. To further our educational mission, the Fair is hosting a new contest open to high school and college students who are currently enrolled at an accredited university, college or community college, and are residents of Ventura County.

Contestants will create a presentation (verbal; Power Point or other) lasting 5-7 minutes on
"The Importance of Agriculture to the Ventura County economy, natural resource conservation and open space management"
Eligible applicants must submit an entry form online no later than Monday, July 28 at 5pm. The contest will take place on Friday, August 1 in the Agriculture and Natural Resources Building starting at 5pm. The contest will consist of a live presentation of 5-7 minutes to a panel of judges with representation from the Ventura County Resource Conservation District, FOOD Share and the agricultural industry. Parents, families and friends are encouraged to attend and support the contestants.
Entries will be judged on the overall content of the presentation (accuracy and level of detail), relevance and significance to the theme and presentation skills (use of visuals and delivery of information).
The contest, sponsored by Ventura County Resource Conservation District and FOODShare will award a First Place scholarship of$2,000 and a Second Place scholarship of $1,000.
Entry Forms and complete information can be found at www.venturacountyfair.org . For questions or further information please email agriculture@venturacountyfair.org or call 805-402-6092

July 29, 2014
Foster Parenting Information Meeting
Location: Human Services Agency of Ventura County, 855 Partridge, Ventura
Contact tel.: 805-654-5594
Contact: Elizabeth Thasiah
Simple gestures can restore a child’s faith in love and security. This is the power of a foster parent.
A willingness to comfort, encourage and enrich a life, whether briefly or forever is the essence of being a foster parent. See if the power of fostering is in you at an upcoming foster parenting information meeting on Tuesday, July 29, 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Foster parents can be single, married and live in a house or apartment. Foster families come in many sizes, ages and backgrounds; they may be together for a short time or permanently.

Recent changes in the law enables foster parenting to extend to a foster child’s 21 birthday meaning foster parents have an even greater influence on their foster child’s future and an opportunity to provide mentoring to children as they enter young adulthood

To learn more about foster parenting, attend the next information meeting on July 29 at the Human Services Agency of Ventura County (855 Partridge Dr., Ventura). Call 805-654-3220 or go to www.vchsa.org/foster for more dates and an online meeting option.
July 31, 2014, 6:30
CASA of Ventura County Informational Presentation
Location: Camarillo
Contact tel.: 805-389-3120
Contact: Bernadette Cardenas
Are you ready to stand up for a child who needs you? CASA is the only volunteer organization that empowers everyday citizens as officers of the court. In an overburdened social welfare system, abused and neglected children often slip through the cracks among hundreds of current cases. CASA volunteers change that. Appointed by judges, CASA volunteers typically handle just one case at a time—and commit to staying on that case until the child is placed in a safe, permanent home. While others may come and go, CASA volunteers provide that one constant that children need in order to thrive.

To enroll in our informational session, call 805.389.3120, Fax to 805.389.3451 ATTN: Bernadette Cardenas, or Email registration to bernadette@casaofventuracounty.org
After you have registered, you will receive location information by email or phone call.
August 06, 2014, 10:00
Santa Paula low vision support group
Santa Paula low vision support group
The Santa Paula Senior Center is starting up its Low Vision Support Group once again! We will have our next August 6th, 2014 from 10:00am- 11:00am. A member from the Braille Institute will be available at the Santa Paula Senior Center to talk about different topics regarding those with vision problems and provide useful information as to how to appropriately deal with them. For more information call 805-933-4226 ext. 356. The Senior Center is located at 530 W. Main St.

August 08, 2014, 6:30
"Weird animals" vacation bible school
"Weird animals" vacation bible school
Vacation Bible School will be held at St. Paul's Episcopal and Emmanuel Lutheran Church from Monday, August 4th through Friday, August 8th. The program will take place from 6:30 to 8:30 in the evening. St. Paul's Emmanuel is located at 117 N. 7th Street, in Santa Paula.
The theme for this year will be "Weird Animals." The message of the program is that sometimes we may feel different, or left out, or that we are not understood or don't understand. But it's okay, because God loves us just the same, no matter what. This message will be presented through scripture stories, activities, games, arts and crafts, and of course, some weird animal messengers.
This program is the result of a long-standing partnership between El Buen Pastor, First United Methodist Church, and St. Paul's Emmanuel Church. The three churches fund and staff this annual program for the youth of Santa Paula. All children pre-K through 5th grade are welcome! Children 6th grade and over are welcome to join us as crew leaders.
There is a $10 fee per child, with a $20 maximum per family. This fee includes a t-shirt for each child, all materials, and snacks.
For more information, or to receive an application, contact St. Paul's Emmanuel Church at 525-3811, or via e-mail at stpaulsemmanuel@gmail.com.

August 08, 2014
Santa Barbara Gem Faire
Location: Earl Warren Showgrounds
Contact tel.: 503-252-8300
Contact: Yooy Nelson
Aug. 8-10, 2014, Earl Warren Showgrounds, 3400 Calle Real, Santa Barbara. Fri. 12pm-6pm, Sat. 10am-6pm, Sun. 10am-5pm. Admission $7 weekend pass. Fine jewelry, precious & semi-precious gemstones, millions of beads, crystals, gold & silver, pearls, minerals & much more at manufacturer’s prices. Nearly 100 exhibitors from around the world. Jewelry repair & cleaning while you shop. Free hourly door prizes. For more info, visit www.gemfaire.com or call (503) 252-8300 or email: info@gemfaire.com.
August 09, 2014, 5:00
Class of 1994 Reunion
Class of 1994
The SPHS Class of 1994 will be holding a 20th reunion on August 9, 2014.
The reunion will be held at Garmans Pub in Santa Paula from 5:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m.. The cost is $75 per couple or $38 single. Ticket includes: one drink, meal, raffle ticket.
Send payment to SPHS Class of 1994 Reunion, P.O. Box 243, Santa Paula, CA 93061.
For more information email: classof1994sphs@gmail.com


August 16, 2014
SPUHS Class of '64's 50th reunion
SPUHS Class of '64's 50th reunion:
"Class of 1964 holding 50 year reunion. Santa Paula High Class of 1964 will be holding their 50th reunion on Saturday, August 16, 2014 from 5:00-11:30 p.m. at Four Points Sheraton, 1050 Schooner Dr Ventura CA. Cost: $75 per person or $95 per couple, includes photos, reception, dinner, music and dancing. Dress is casual. All Classes of 50's & 60's are invited. Reservations to either Petra Garcia-Quintero, 127 Arthur Ave Santa Paula or leave a message 805-302-9146 or Kay (Davison) Culpepper, SPUHS 64 Class Correspondent 719-264-7639, 8870 Boxelder Dr Colorado Springs CO 80920-5730. A meal selection must be made at time of reservation of either Chicken Francaise, Slow-Roasted Tri-Tip or Four Points Vegetarian. Reservation deadline: July 24, 2014.

August 23, 2014
Foster Parenting Information Meeting
Location: Human Services Agency of Ventura County, 855 Partridge, Ventura
Contact tel.: 805-654-5594
Contact: Elizabeth Thasiah
Simple gestures can restore a child’s faith in love and security. This is the power of a foster parent.
A willingness to comfort, encourage and enrich a life, whether briefly or forever is the essence of being a foster parent. See if the power of fostering is in you at an upcoming foster parenting information meeting on Saturday, August 23 from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.

Foster parents can be single, married and live in a house or apartment. Foster families come in many sizes, ages and backgrounds; they may be together for a short time or permanently.

Recent changes in the law enables foster parenting to extend to a foster child’s 21 birthday meaning foster parents have an even greater influence on their foster child’s future and an opportunity to provide mentoring to children as they enter young adulthood

To learn more about foster parenting, attend the next information meeting on August 23 at the Human Services Agency of Ventura County (855 Partridge Dr., Ventura). Call 805-654-3220 or go to www.vchsa.org/foster for more dates and an online meeting option.
August 28, 2014, 6:30
CASA of Ventura County Informational Presentation
Location: Camarillo
Contact tel.: 805-389-3120
Contact: Bernadette Cardenas
Are you ready to stand up for a child who needs you? CASA is the only volunteer organization that empowers everyday citizens as officers of the court. In an overburdened social welfare system, abused and neglected children often slip through the cracks among hundreds of current cases. CASA volunteers change that. Appointed by judges, CASA volunteers typically handle just one case at a time—and commit to staying on that case until the child is placed in a safe, permanent home. While others may come and go, CASA volunteers provide that one constant that children need in order to thrive.

To enroll in our informational session, call 805.389.3120, Fax to 805.389.3451 ATTN: Bernadette Cardenas, or Email registration to bernadette@casaofventuracounty.org
After you have registered, you will receive location information by email or phone call.
September 01, 2014, 10:00
Santa Paula Labor Day Parade applications available
Entries are being sought for the 10th Annual Santa Paula Labor Day Parade, which will be held Monday, September 1st, at 10:00 a.m. on Main Street in Santa Paula. The theme is "Honor the Labor Force."

The parade is for the entire community and everyone in the community is invited to participate in the parade, either by watching or being a parade entry. Any type of entry which celebrates the work force is welcome and everyone is asked to join the fun. There are three judged categories, "Most Original," "Most Participants," and "Best Overall Use of the Theme." The purpose of the parade is to get the community of Santa Paula together to celebrate Labor Day.

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.

Entry forms may be downloaded from the Santa Paula City website at: http://www.ci.santa-paula.ca.us/LaborDayParadeForm.pdf and picked up at the Community Services Department. For additional information, or an entry form sent by mail, please call 525-5232 or email santapaulaparades@hotmail.com

The Labor Day Parade Committee organizes the Labor Day Parade using community donations. If you are interested in donating, please make the check out to "Santa Paula Community Fund" and mail to: Peter Wright, 801 McKevett Road, Santa Paula, CA 93060

September 05, 2014
Nominations are now being accepted
Santa Paula Latino Town Hall 18th Annual Awards Dinner, Friday, September 5, 2013
The Santa Paula Latino Town Hall invites nomination from the public for the award categories listed below to be presented at the 2014 annual awards dinner which will take place this year on Friday, September 5, 2014. Please visit http://www.sp-lth.org/ to submit a nomination for one or more of the following categories:
Please submit a brief written outline of the reasons the nominee(s) should be selected along with your name and contact number:
COMMUNITY SERVICE AWARD: To a member of the community for volunteer service to the community.
JESS VICTORIA BUSINESS AWARD: To an individual or business demonstrating personal attention to customer service, creation of employment opportunities and commitment to charitable causes or volunteerism in the community.
EDUCATION: To an outstanding individual or institution in the field of education.
CULTURAL ARTS: To an individual or group for significant contribution in any area of cultural arts with specific emphasis to the Santa Paula community.
YOUTH: To an outstanding youth or mentor.
SPORTS: To an outstanding athlete and/or exceptional contributions/service to local sports.
RAYMOND GARCIA HUMANITARIAN: Awarded to an exceptional individual who demonstrates the characteristics of integrity, social justice and service to others.
Send to: LTH Nominations c/o Lorenzo Moraza, 675 Southwick, Santa Paula, CA 93060, or via email to: morazajr@gmail.com, or send your nomination(s) to Christina Urias, 919 La Vuelta Place, Santa Paula, CA 93060
DEADLINE: August 1, 2014.
TICKETS TO THE ANNUAL DINNER ARE NOW AVAILABLE
Tickets to the 18th annual Santa Paula Latino Town Hall Annual Dinner are now on Sale. $45 each or $1,000 for a corporate sponsorship (table for eight and inclusion in all promotional material.
For ticket information, contact: Lorenzo Moraza (morazajr@gmail.com), 805/616-1134 or Christina Urias, 805-794-3161.

September 27, 2014
Santa Paula Union High School Class of 1969, 45 year Reunion
The Class of 1969 reunion will be combined with the Santa Paula Alumni Association Dinner on September 27, 2014, to be held at the Courtyard Marriot in Oxnard, CA. You can mail you reservation check for $45 per person for the dinner to Santa Paula Alumni Association, PO Box 6, Santa Paula, CA 93061. Please make a selection of chicken or beef with your reservation.

The evening event will be starting with cocktails from 5pm to 6pm with dinner following and ending around 8pm. After that, the Class of '69 will have the facility to visit, dance and party.

A limited amount of rooms are reserved for this event with a room rate of $99 plus taxes for Friday and Saturday nights. You do not have to stay both nights. Contact the Marriot and let them know you are with the '69 Reunion Group. (Courtyard Marriot, 800 E. Esplanade Dr., Oxnard, CA, 805-988-3600)

Other events are also planned. There will be Golf on Saturday at Mountain View Golf Course in Santa Paula (first tee off is 9am) and a picnic on Sunday at Steckel Park. Contact Steve Brown for golf info at 805-616-6339 (sbrownbw@aol.com). Joe Molina is organizing the Sunday picnic. The picnic will start at around 12 noon. The picnic is $10 per person and the fee can be mailed to Stephanie Beccerra at 839 Big Horn Ct., Camarillo, CA 93010.

For more information contact Stephanie Freddie Beccerra at stephbe27@gmail.com

September 27, 2014
CASA of Ventura County 2nd Annual CASABlanca Pop-Up Dining Event
Location: Ventura Harbor Village - Main Lawn
Contact tel.: 805-644-2188
Contact: Jone Pence


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Contact: Pam Knitowski - 805 389-3120

CASA of Ventura County presents the 2nd Annual CASABlanca Pop-Up Dining Event

Camarillo, CA, July 7, 2014—Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) of Ventura County presents the 2nd Annual CASABlanca Pop-Up Dining Event, to be held on Saturday, September 27, 2014 at 2 p.m. on the Ventura Harbor Village main lawn.

Hailed as the only event of its kind in Ventura County, over 500 Ventura County community members are expected to “pop-up” to raise awareness and funds to benefit CASA of Ventura County.

This year’s Pop-Up dining theme is “A Magical Dining Experience by the Sea.” Guests are encouraged to bring their own elegant table “scapes” and place settings, with prizes going to the most creative table decorations and best dressed. Guests may bring their own inspired meal and libations of choice, or pre-order dinners from participating Harbor restaurants.

“Our goal is to make people aware that each child in the foster care system deserves to have his or her own Advocate,” explained Teresa Romney, Chair of the Board of CASA of Ventura County. “The Advocate is the one constant adult presence in the child’s life who will stay with the child until she can be returned to a safe, permanent home.”

Last year 150 Advocates helped 200 of Ventura County’s neediest children, but there are still 1,000 others who need an Advocate. The purpose of CASABlanca is to raise awareness and funds to support the program.
October 04, 2014
CLASS OF 1964 VENTURA
The 1964 Class of Ventura High is celebrating their 50th class reunion on Saturday, October, 4, 2014, at the Historic Pierpont Inn, 550 Sanjon Road, Ventura, CA. The evening begins at 5:00 p.m. in the Pavilion and the committee has planned an evening you do not want to miss. The 1935 Spanish Revival Vickers Estate at The Pierpont Inn is the perfect place to celebrate our unforgettable 50th Class Reunion.

For detailed information, visit our website: venturahigh1964.com or go to Facebook: Ventura High School Class of '64 Reunion.
Posted on both sites are: the cost for this "once in a lifetime" celebration; dinner entree choices; and overview of the evening. You will enjoy viewing photos from our 45th Class Reunion and reading comments from other classmates.

The Pierpont Inn is now accepting reservations for booking a room on Friday and/or Saturday night. Call (805) 643-6144 and mention you are attending the VHS 50th Reunion
You can also email one of these Reunion Committee members for information:
Barbara HESSEMER Crowdis - bjcrowdis@gmail.com
Mike Fausset - michael.fausset@yahoo.com

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